Sunday, January 31, 2010

Winter Wonderland Blog Hop

Hi Everyone and today we see the start of Winter Wonderland Very First Blog Hop and it will be running from today 31st Jan until next Saturday 6th February.

Plus their challenge this week is a theme of Red and White, which is good excuse to get another Christmas card done to add to the collection, if I keep this rate up I will be well stocked by Christmas time, all these good intentions and I ask myself will I keep it up lol, as most of you know my aim is to make at least one a week :-) this is the card I created.

Image / PinkCat Studio
Papers / Bo Bunny and Trimcraft
Fur on the Coat –/ Stickles - Frosted Lace
Coloured with / HO2 twinkles and Copic
Flower / Nessti – Glitter – Glossy Accents - Glitter
Ticket Greeting / Lisa Design Cabin
Pearls / Kaban
Brad, Charm and Spacer / Hobby House

I am now off Winter Wonderland blog hopping and then I will be round to see your creations too.

Thank you for popping by my place, I do love reading your comments and don’t forget this is the last chance to enter my Celebration Candy as it will be drawn tomorrow, so best of lucky everyone.



Saturday, January 30, 2010

Gorjuss Girl Card

Hi everyone and I hope you have all had a good day today, mine was a quiet one, went with my friend to the tea and craft shop which was yummy and to pick up a few crafting bits which was fun fun fun.

I have run out of whisper white paper for my stamping so if anyone on their travels surfing the net comes across it can you let me know where, the only problem I get sometimes is they will not deliver here agggg so frustrating or maybe you know an alternative to use.

This afternoon my hubby had to rest so the house was quiet and I got time to hide away in my crafty den for a little while and created this card. I used the sketch from Papertake Weekly Challenge which I loved using and one of my favourite Gorjuss Girl images and lastly my favourite colour Pink for the paper which I distressed all the edges of with Dew Drop Crimson Ink.

I did the inside again and made corners this time with my MS Lace Punch, I loved the way this one turned out especially the inside.

Paper - Bo Bunny
Inks – Dew Drop and Memento
Pearls – Craft Barn
Sentiment – Whiff of Joy
Sentiment Inside – Inkidoodle
Punch – Martha Stewart
Leafs – Boskut
Circles – Nessti
Rose – Stash
Flourish – Shapeabilities

Thanks for stopping by my place, I do appreciate it and I shall be by to see you soon.



Friday, January 29, 2010

Prairie Fairy

Hello to all this fine morning and today over at Prairie Fairy the winner will be announced for last weeks challenge and there was some beautiful entries, we loved popping over to see you and what you created for us.
This week challenge we have a fabulous sketch for you to follow created by the lovely Roberta, I loved using this sketch as it fitted my Dragonfly perfectly, and you can purchase this beautiful creature HERE.

It took me ages to get a picture of this because of the shine and all the glaze and twinkle and had to give up in the end, so sorry about that.

I coloured this image using watercolour pencils and HO2 twinkles going round all the swirls with Sakura glitter pen, when this was dry I added on the top of this, Sakura glaze pen, finishing off by inking all the edges and adding bling for the eyes. I also glittered the flowers and gelled the leaf’s.

Recipe for rest of the card:

Papers – Bo Bunny
Pearls – Craft Barn
Punch – Martha Stewart Lace
Corner Punch – x Cut
Ink – Colour Box
Leaf’s – Boskut Die
Flowers – Stash
Sentiment Stamp –

I look forward to seeing what you can create with the sketch.

I shall be entering it into the following challenges:

A Spoonful of Sugar – Free Style.

Cute Card Thursady - Blooming Gorgeous, Any Thing with Flowers.

Thank you for popping by my place today, I do appreciate your visits and love reading your comments on my work.

Have a great day everyone and I shall look forward to visiting you and see what you have been creating.



Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Kellie’s Sugar Plum Spring Candy Kit

Kelly is offering the most AMAZING Candy

In this kit you will receive 9 Sugarplum kids, 2 accessory stamps, and one set of Spring Sentiments. And I can say that they are all just GORGEOUS! A must have for EVERY stamper!

Give Kellie's Blog a vist to find out what you have to do to be in with a chance of winning this amazing Candy.



Susie and Vikki Christmas Club Challenge, Bah Humbug

Good Evening all and I hope you all had a good day, my day was not too bad and hubby is feeling a little better today I am glad to say so that makes me happy, plus it was made even better tonight as I found out I had won Boni’s Blogoversary Candy over at Bonibleaux Designs.

I was absolutely thrilled and excited at the same time whooo, this has made my week I can tell you. Boni was very generous with her goodies too, wow how lucky am I :-)

If I can stop gabbing I will get onto my card which is a Christmas one this time, I am making a selection of these cards for my grandaughters collection that I shall put in a decorated box for her.

I cut out the gingerbread man (he was from a die cut as I do not have a gingerbread man stamp) and ink the edges and mounted him on Bo Bunny striped paper and gave him glitter heart buttons.

The other paper I used was also Bo Bunny which was all inked and layered up to give a bit of dimension, the glitter brads are from Trimcraft and the punches I used on the corners and underneath the brads are EK Success.
I also glittered the hearts on the sentiment, pearls are from Kaban and the lace from my stash.

I have entered it into the following challenges:

Susie and Vicki’s Christmas Club Challenge and their theme for this week is Gingerbread.

Bah! Humbug and their theme this week is Glitter

Thanks for popping by my place I do appreciate your visits.


Monday, January 25, 2010

Cute Daisy May

Good Morning all and this week over at Cute Daisy May we are going Vintage, I used the image of this lovely girl from sheet 100 which you can find Here and I followed the sketch at Friday Sketchers which was great to work with.

Well I had a few problems with this Vintage card as I had no idea how to go about it, so I thought distressing (believe it or not I only have one Timmy Holtz distressing ink, so they are on my wish list) and darkish colours with a bit of lace so I hope I am on the right track, and this is the result.

I coloured her with water colour pencils and used Bo Bunny Vintage range papers to contrast and layered them all up (not showing too well on this photo), the pearls are from Hobby House, leafs Bosskut die and the rest is from my stash

The greeting on the inside is computer generated.

I look forward to popping round and seeing all your creations and thank you for dropping by my place.

Don’t forget to enter my Celebration Candy while your here, you can find it at the top of the page.

Have a great day everyone and I shall see you soon.



Saturday, January 23, 2010

Quick Card

Good Evening ladies and I hope your all having a good day, my day was not so good as hubby is a little unwell today, so he spent most of it resting, good news is he is usually a lot better the next day.

I got to spend most of my time in the craft room except when checking on the master of course lol and when he went to sleep I sneaked out to the craft shop as I decided this morning to make some quick cards for my stash. I am always in need of cards and never have any ready and as I could not concentrate on the colouring of my stamps I trotted off to see what I could find and my luck was in she had just had a deliver of Basic Grey papers and die cuts so the following card is what I created.

Sorry had terrible trouble taking the picture as it kept reflecting.
I also used Bling – Kaban, Distressed with - Tim Holtz – Old Newspaper (the only one I have got sob sob, must get some more) Stash – Sentiment and Ribbon, lastly Black Pen for faux stitches.

I managed to get nine done, all different, but I decided not to show them all here tonight but to keep them for when I do not have anything to post, so you will have to wait for the rest :-)

You all know I like challenges, well I was going to enter Any Stamp will do Challenge but now I have just realized it’s not a stamp duh, must go back to studying lol. Anyway back to the point, doing this kind of card I can not find a challenge to enter or maybe I missed seeing one.

Have a good day or night everyone and thank you for popping by my place again I do appreciate your visits.



Friday, January 22, 2010

Prairie Fairy DT Creation and Challenges

Good Morning all
Glorious day here the sun is shinning and not too hot with a nice breeze, perfect, just got time to posts my DT card before we have tea and biscuits out in the garden.

So onto my card for Prairie Fairy Challenge and this week anything goes, so you can create anything you like, so get that mojo going as we loved to see what you come up with.

I have used Roberta’s image called Sundae, now I just love this image, it’s so perfect for a Birthday card to anyone, you can find Roberta’s images here and many more, so don’t forget to check them out.

I used my favourite colours Pink and Brown, which means I can enter it into Papertake Weekly Challenge, as they want to see Pink on your creation. I layered it 3 times onto the card to give a bit of definition; I have entered it into Spoonful of Sugar as they want to see layering.

Thank you for popping in to see me and I shall be popping round to see you to, oh don’t forget to enter my Celebration Blog Candy while your here, located at top of the page.

Hugs for now


Thursday, January 21, 2010

Die Cut Dreams Simon Says and Creative Card Crew.

Hi Ladies Hope the day is going ok for you.

This is the first chance I have had to post this week, you know how things are when you get busy and I am still trying to finish my recipe scrapbook, I have found getting all the elements cut out is the most time consuming thing, I can not wait to decorate it, that’s the best part to me.

Anyway on to my post for today and this is part of my second prize in the candy that goes with the key ring. I decided to make a pocket card to put an assortment of 20 or so images in I have stamped.

I have entered this into Creative Card Crew and Simon Says who are looking for Punch It on your creation and I have used a martha stewart lace punch on the inside, sorry this does not show up very well.

Die Cut Dreams who are looking for something recycled on your creation and the white buttons are off a shirt I was throwing out, now just because I threw this shirt out hubby will go looking for it lol.

Small selection of images to show you.

Thank you for popping round my pad and I shall see you all later.



Sunday, January 17, 2010

Susie and Vikki Christmas Club Challenge, Basic Grey,Saturday Spotlight

Good Evening ladies
Today I decided to do a Christmas card because at Christmas time I had so much going on with my hubby I did not have time to do many cards at all, I remember downloading this image and I can not remember where I got it from, so if anyone can remember this image please let me know so I can credit the said person. My goal is to do one Christmas card a week, now I start off with all good intention how long this will last I have no idea but Susie and Vikki Christmas Club Challenge should get me in motion and keep me on the right track, there theme this week is snow and the image fits perfectly.
I used Basic Grey paper’s as I could not wait to get my hands on the Figgy Pudding range, which I distressed, they are so so yummy and I have entered it into their challenge this week, which is a photo inspiration which I took as Blue and White. Saturday Spotlight Challenge is Snowflakes and the ones I used are from K and Co.

The other thing I used to create this card are:

Distressing – Colour Box ink
Coloured with – Copic and Shakura Glitter Pen, Gel Pen
Ribbon – Bo Bunny
Sentiment - Daisy and Dandelion Christmas Range Stamps
Bling K and Co

The inside I kept quiet plain.

Thank you for popping in to see me and I shall be popping round to see you to.



Saturday, January 16, 2010

Prairie Fairy, Die Cut Dreams, Crafty Ann's

Good Evening Ladies and I hope your all having a really good day today, mine was not so good on the computer front as someone who lives near me has been pinching my bandwidth, we have had to have an encryption code put on our modem and computers and for some reason because I use Vista my computer does not like it and I am having trouble connecting to the internet, hence I have to resort to using my hubby’s computer till I get the problem sorted.

So onto my cards for today the first one is my DT card for Prairie Fairy Challenge and this week we have another sketch for you.

I used Roberta’s image which is called The Urge, I just loved this image as soon as she sent it to me and just had to use it, you can be find The Urge here and many more, so don’t forget to check them out.

Roberta is changing the deadlines she is posting the challenge today Friday and you have until midnight on Thurday to enter and the winner will be posted on Friday morning.

I look forward to seeing at your creations

Onto my second card, I have entered it into Die Cut Dreams Challenge as they were looking for Coffee and Cream, the stamp image is one of Dawn Bibbys Designs and I was lucky enough to get this in my Christmas stash.

The butterfly I just love and I won this in a contest, the embossing paper is by Bo Bunny and Crafty Ann's Challenge is looking for embossing so I will enter it there too. This was my last piece of embossing paper so I shall be going to the craft shop tomorrow. I just hope she has some left, as I love it.

Thank you for popping by my place and don’t forget to enter my Celebration Candy while you are here.



Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Challenges Today: Sunday Sketch and Stamp, Anyone for Anya and Cupcake Craft Challenge

Hi Ladies
Before I get to my card and the challenges I want to tell you about Brenda’s One Off Challenge’
On the 1st February there will be a very special ‘One Off Challenge’………with some rather special candy as the main prize. No ordinary candy I can tell you, but a really serious piece of equipment that all of us would love to have in our craft rooms.

As well as the main challenge prize, there will be runners up prizes and a Blog Hop with prizes to be won at each stopping point. And I will also be sharing details of the wonderful sponsors of this challenge and some exciting news about them as well.

I just know you will all want to get involved and join in so here’s what you need to do now:

1) Give the challenge a plug on your own blog.

2) Add the logo above with a link back here to your sidebar.

3) Leave her a comment on her post to tell her you have done that so she can enter you into the prize draw for this first part of the challenge.......the winner of that prize will be drawn by Random Org on 31st January.
Here's the link to Brenda at Floral Fantasies

It’s been a busy day today what with the garden centre looking for plants and new pots then you just have to go to the tea shop on the way home and delve into a yummy cake with added cream.
I should be as fat as a pig but I am very lucky as I can eat what I like and still stay 50 kilos!
how lucky is that, anyway I digress oh yeh back to the tea and cake lol, then off to do the boring bit grocery shopping.
All the time doing the shop I was thinking about a card I wanted to make for my friends daughter’s Birthday and this is what I ended up with.

I followed the sketch created by Clare from Sunday Sketch and Stamp and used an Anya image, just love this image of her shopping I also added an umbrella charm so I could enter Anyone for Anya Challenge too and Cupcake Craft Challenge was looking for anything Girly so I think this fits a treat as all girls like to go shopping.

I followed a bit of the Sketch through to the inside too as I love doing the insides of cards

Thank you for popping by my place again I do appreciate it and love reading your comments.

Don’t forget to enter my Celebration Candy while you here, you gotta be in it to win it!

All for now.



Monday, January 11, 2010

Good Morning ladies
I am late posting again! as I had to go get my passport pictures done, geez I look like a convict, no smile not even a smirk lol apparently it’s not allowed aggg, the good thing is she airbrushed me (just a tad) and got rid of some of my lines and brightened the picture up so I at least look presentable.
On to Cute Daisy May and this week we would like to see FLOWERS and RIBBON! on your project, so get your creative juices flowing as we would love to see what you can come up with. Thank you to all who took part in last weeks challenge, I loved going round your blogs and there was some amazing entries ladies.

I used the sketch from Stamp Something Challenge which I loved using and followed it through to the inside too. The papers are from Bo Bunny which I inked all round the edges

I used ribbon and flowers on the inside, I just love the white and I got a whole batch for a Christmas pressie, how lucky am I :-)I have entered it into Papertake as they were looking for Something New on your project.

Linnie’s designs are just beautiful and you can find them here ohhh don’t forget if you win the challenge you get a pick of Linnie’s designs, how fab is that.I coloured Daisy with water colours and used glossy accents on her to give her a bit of dimension.

Thats all for now and I shall be back tonight with the blog candy I promised.



Saturday, January 9, 2010

Fairy Fun 1st Challenge

Good Evening all I am a bit late posting today, what with doing this and that I just forgot the time and still got nothing done lol.

Today we see the brand new opening of Roberta’s (from Prairie Fairy ) new digi store called Prairie Fairy Designs YAHOOO I am so pleased see finally achieved her dream, not only that her new challenge blog too! called Fairy Fun Friday's.

So as if that isn't fun enough in itself, there is now a Fairy Fun Friday's challenge blog to go along with it, there will be a new challenge set every Friday and the first challenge is a sketch, I used Feathers 'n' Fur 007 image and this is what I created to celebrate the launch.

I hope you will all pop along and wish her well and take part in the very first challenge. Then pop along to Robertas blog as she has a candy to celebrate the opening of her store.

Thank you for popping by my place and shall be posting my blog candy tommorow as I have now got it all together.



Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Male Card

Hi everyone and today I had to do a male card for my brother which I found a bit difficult as I hate doing male cards at the best of times and that just typical has I have 5 brothers and no sister’s aggg lol.

I decided to do this Elephant and he is from Daisy and Dandelion range of stamps and I think this one is Pickle, I received these wonderful set of stamps from a friend for Christmas, I am so lucky as I have wanted these stamps for ages. The papers are from the Bo Bunny range, sentiment from the computer and I added some faxu stitching just finish it off.

I have entered into the following challenges.

ABC - Layers

Papertake - New Beginnings

I will see you all later as I have to go as I am cooking sausage rolls, I have already burnt one lot while I was blogging around aggg, got the timer on this time lol.

Thanks for popping by my place again and hope you all are not too snowed in, in the UK.



Monday, January 4, 2010

Good Morning ladies
Today is Cute Daisy May day and this week we would like to see LOVE! On your card, so get your creative juices flowing as we would love to see what you can come up with. This image is one of Linnie’s new design which you can find here ohhh don’t forget if you win you get a pick of Linnie’s designs, how fab is that.

I have entered it into the following challenges:

LA LA Land - Charms

Creative Card Crew – Anything Goes.

ABC -Is for Kiss

I shall be posting my Celebration candy this week so watch out for that.
Must dash as I have loads to do as I have our best friends coming to stay from the UK this week for a few months and still not ready for them, Brian and I are both looking forward to their arrival.
Thanks for popping round my place again and I shall see you all later.



Sunday, January 3, 2010

Sneek Peak - Prairie Fairy

Good Afternoon ladies

I feel very privileged today as I ask Roberta the Queen Fairy over at Prairie Fairy if I could give you a sneek peak of one of her images (her images are going to be available soon) and she said hey why not, so without further ado her she is. Now isn’t she adorable and just perfect for my Birthday card for a friends daughter so I just had to show the whole image and not just a teensy bit lol, just couldn’t help myself.

The Queen Fairy’s images and challenge blog will be up and running soon so keep your eyes opened and your painting mediums at the ready as this is going to be loads of fun.

The inside to match

The Queen at Prairie’s Fairys blog had this to say!
“I am also going to be working on setting up a group on PCP as well and we are planning a hop and the winner of the hop will receive the new Valentines releases!!!!!! Yowzas. I am just so happy!!!!!

I think she's a Happy Bunny and who can blame her.
I know you all will want to wishes Roberta all the best in her new and exciting adventure. here's to you Roberta.

I have also entered this card into a number of challenges:

AllSorts - I used their sketch, have to say I loved this one and shall be using it again.

Stamp Something – Something New – one of the new things I received this Christmas was Sakura glitter pens.

Crafy Ann’s – Something New – One of the other things I received was Kaiser Droplets.

Cupcake Craft – Celebration.

Charisma Cardz Celebrations

Her images are so adorable, go check it out and find loads of yummy things- she still has a couple of freebies available for download!

Thank you for popping by my place and hope you all have a really good day.
Hugs Linda


Saturday, January 2, 2010

Blog Hop over at Charisma Cardz Challenges

Good Afternoon ladies I’m a bit late with this post as hubby has been a little unwell but feeling much better today so I can now do my post about a fantastic Blog Hop happening over at Charisma Cardz Challenge to celebrate their 1st Birthday with some great prizes up for grabs from some great sponsors.
I do love a hop as its a chance to see some great DT work and some fantastic inspiration they give, what a better way to start the New Year with.
Not only that there challenge this week is celebration, which is great, as I shall be posting a Birthday card tomorrow, still working on it at the mo.

I shall be posting my Celebration Blog Candy soon so stay tuned, just a few more items to get together.
Off on the blog hop now then I shall be popping by to see you.

Hugs Linda


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