Monday, August 29, 2011

Candy Winner and Tag

Hi Everyone

The trip to Cyprus went very quick but had a great time relaxing, we so enjoyed finding new taverns to eat at and the odd wine and bubbles was consumed by all. I managed to get a few images coloured and a bracelet made too which I shall be showing you later in the week, for now I will tell you who the lucky winner of the candy was and show you a tag I made.

I had quite a lot of entries for the candy with a twist and loved reading all your comments, thank you. I gave you all a number when the entries came in and the draw was done by the random org thingy.

The winner of the 10$ Gift Certificate from Whimsy Stamps and congratulations go to:

Number 2 which is Katrin from Germany

Thank you to everyone who entered and in a couple of days’ time I will be posting a Birthday candy so watch out for that one.

Now onto my tag I created this for a friend to go with her Birthday card and Pressie, I will show the card later this week. I used a WOJ image coloured with copic , the tag was cut by hand and using a M/S punch on the bottom, the papers are Bo Bunny and inked with Victorian Velvet distressing ink.

The butterfly die is from Whimsy Stamps one of the new releases, this had been dipped in glitter as have same  the W/O flowers, the pearls and ribbon are from my stash.

I have entered the following challenges:

Whiff of Joy – Tag

Cropstop – Anything Goes

Wild Orchid – Tag

I would like to say hi to my new followers and thanks, also to my regular followers who pop by to see me all the time, I really appreciate it and thank you for all the comments you leave me.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Commision card and going away for a little while

Hi All
This will be a quick post tonight as I am busy busy busy with things in the house and I still have commission cards to finish.  We have decided to go to Cyprus for a week’s break and we leave on Thursday, I know short notice but looking forward to it and the tickets were booked yesterday,  it’s not that I am eager but I do have my suitcase out ready lol.

Brian could do with the rest and we are lucky enough to own a villa there and it's only a 2 1/2 hour flight to get there so Thursday night I will be sat in a tavern having eats and drinks yummy.

Now onto my card which is a commission for a friend, she rang me this morning to see if she could pick it up tomorrow then I remembered I had not even finished it aggggg so much on my mind recently.

I have used a Whiff of Joy Image and coloured it with Copic, for a change I used Lasting Impression paper  and I manage to get the last four pieces of this in the craft shop and have being hanging on to it as I love it.

I inked all the edges with Antique Linen distressing ink, the little butterflies are buttons I got in the UK last year, the bling is Kaban , the flowers W/O and the ribbon is from my stash which I tied in a bow and stuck a button on the top. Sorry it's not a good pic but my daylight bulb has just gone.

I have entered the following challenge

Whiff Of Joy – Bows and Buttons

Die Cut Dreams -  Pink Green Coffee

Cup Cake Craft – Sketch

I shall be holding my little candy with a twist on Wednesday so do pop round to see me as you could win a voucher, more of that on Wednesday.

I shall be round to see you all later after I have got a few things done, I did come round last night to see your creations but on some sites blogger would not let me post, blogger is so fickle sometimes and it drives me nuts lol.

Thanks for popping by to see me I do appreciate it.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sundays with Chrissy

I have some news I can now tell you, I have been keeping this a secret for far too long, I just don’t know how I did it lol.

Chrissy asked me to be a DT on Sundays with Chrissy and I jumped at the chance I feel so honoured that she asked me, thank you Chrissy.

Now onto the new challenge for August and my first DT card For Sundays With Chrissy

We would love for you to show us your K.I.S.S. cards!! K.I.S.S. standing for "Keep It Simple Stamper"
I know for some of you, including me, keeping it simple is hard challenge as we all like our flowers etc, 

I have used one of Crissy's brand new images called Forget Me Not available from Whimsy Stamps now she’s just so beautiful! Don’t you think.

I coloured her with Copic and glitter pens, the papers are Bo Bunny which have been inked with Victorian Velvet distressing ink and layered the papers up, I also used a M/S punch on one of the layers, ribbon and pearls are from my stash.

I do hope you will pop over and take part in the challenge as you may now use images from any company and still be included in the draw for the blog candy prize!
Those who use one of Crissy's images, either from her rubber or digital collections will be entered twice in the draw.

There will be five free digi's given to one lucky person who enters the challenge.

I would like to enter the following challenge.

Spoonful of Sugar - Birthday

Cute Card Thursday - Clean and Simple

Edited to add some news

Whimsy Stamps and Make it Crafty have come together to create a fun Urban Themed digi collection!

Ann Vento has whipped up her magic and designed an incredible collection of
funky wall sayings, city landscapes and of course a range of super cool street signs.

Make it Crafty is trying something new offering all the different elements for you to build your own urban backdrop.

Then of course, what better characters to incorporate into such a scene than the fabulous
Kenny K rubber stamps available from Whimsy Stamps!

There are 2 hops for this occasion

I made a card for this occasion

I used a Kenny K image, Urban Collection Image and Raindrop Echo Design Sentiment and combined them all together  and coloured with copic. The flowers are Prima and W/O and the punch is from EK, bling and ribbon from my stash.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Card and Tag

Hi All

This afternoon I have a card and a tag to show you, the card is a commission one with an image by Bugaboo that she picked herself for her friend and coloured with Copic.

The papers are Bo Bunny and inked all the edges with Victorian Velvet by Tim Holtz and layered them all up.I used an M/S punch for the lace detail and the butterfly which was sprayed with pearl accent and glittered, the flowers, pearls and ribbon are from my stash.

The tag I did a few days ago as I wanted to try my hand at a vintage tag in pink, the base I painted in 3 colours with shimmer paints then painted all the swirls in a gold accent with added glitter.  I sprayed the lace and gold corner with Inkidoodle Raspberry shimmer, got a bit messy at this point lol the picture I found in my stash.

I made the flowers myself and painted in the same way I did the tag, this made them very stiff so I moulded them before they dried and added a bit of bling to the centre, the sentiment I made up myself and printed on the computer. 

I do hope you like this as it is my first attempt at a vintage tag.

Challenges I would like to enter are:

Catch The Bug – Anything Goes

Pink Elephant – Butterflies

Papertake Weekly – Made Flowers

Stampalot - Anything Goes -       I am entering my Tag

I would like to say hi to my new followers and thanks, also to my regular followers who pop by to see me all the time, I really appreciate it and thank you for all the comments you leave me.

I shall be having a little candy next week with a twist so keep checking.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Rubber stamp and die RELEASE DAY! over at Whimsy Stamps

                                          For Whimsy Inspirational Challenge  please go HERE

Today is an exciting day at Whimsy Stamps because it's ...

Rubber stamp and die RELEASE DAY!

Just as we did last month, we are releasing our August release stamps and dies a whole week before our new release blog hop! So that means... the August New Release rubber stamps and dies are available to buy RIGHT NOW from the Whimsy Stamps store!

We are holding a fabulous new release BLOG HOP on 17 August, when we will have our usual plethora of prizes, special guests, and lots of amazing creations from our DT. From today until 16 August, the DT are going to be showcasing this month's new release stamps and dies, so be sure to stop by our blogs to see what we've created.

Here is a list of the new stamps, sentiment sets and dies we have released today:

4 Kenny K rubber stamps
Bathing Beauty ~ Buggin Drummer ~ Wanda Wicked ~ Wedding Garter

3 Crissy Armstrong rubber stamps
Bart Goes Golfing ~ Hang In There ~ Butterfly Sympathy

4 Meljen's Designs rubber stamps
Cupcake Treat Trio ~ Monkey Toes ~ Pen Pal Mouse ~ Topsy Turvy Cake

4 Raindrop Echo Designs sentiment rubber stamp sets
Bottle Cap Sentiments ~ Film Markers ~ Schoolyard Fun ~ Vintage Seed Packets

3 Raindrop Echo Designs dies
Elegant Butterflies Die Set ~ Bottle Cap Die (coordinates with Bottle Cap Sentiments stamp set) ~ Film Marker Die (coordinates with Film Markers stamp set)

They are all available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store RIGHT NOW!

Happy shopping! :)

Whimsy Inspiration First Challenge

Good Morning everyone.

Whimsy Inspiration Challenge Blog starts today and we are super excited to be bring you our very first challenge and it’s a nice easy one for you.

Ribbon and at least 1 Bow

I used Chrissy image called Back to School Bart, he’s so darn cute don’t you think and buzzing to get back to school.

I coloured him with Copic and used Bo Bunny papers, the sentiment is computer generated, the ribbon I put in the corners to balance the card also a strip in the middle with a bow, the little bees are actually buttons, I found in a little shop in the UK and cut the bits off the back so they would lie flat, I hope you like it.

You can find the image I used over at Whimsy Stamps

We are having 2 prizes as it's our first challenge, prize 1 is a $15 whimsy gift certificate and prize 2 is 5 free digi's of the winner’s choice.

The challenge is open to everyone and you don't even have to use a Whimsy rubber stamp or digi image to enter. But of course, it would be great if you did, as the people who do will have a random chance to win a digi of their choice and even join us as a guest for the next challenge.

I hope you are all excited as we are with our first challenge and will pop over and support us, showing us your lovely creations for this challenge.

Thanks for popping round today I do appreciate it and all your comments, have a great day all and I shall see you later.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Birthday Card

Hi all
Hope you’re all having a lovely Saturday, hubby’s rest day today and we have done absolutely nothing but laze about, watch a bit of television, then I coloured some images for a little while and after I have posted this it must be ice cream time yummy.

So for my card today I have a WOJ image that I coloured this morning to show you, it’s a Birthday card for a friend who lives here and since she does not read my blog I am safe to post it, I must ask her why she never reads my blog as see always wants to see the cards I have made lol.

I used a WOJ image and coloured with Copic and the wings done with shabby pink Smooch pearlized accent, the papers are Bo Bunny and the spotty paper I distressed with sand papers, I found this little lilac button in my stash which was perfect, the flowers are W/O and the ribbon, doily, lace, pearls, butterfly and charm are from my stash.The sentiment is from Lynne at Sentiments4you.

Inside to match

Challenges I have entered.

Crafty Cardmakers – Flutterbies

Whiff of Joy –Buttons and Bows

Papertake Weekly – Anything Goes

Digital Tuesday – Doilies and I have a digital sentiment

Stampalot – Whatever You Fancy 

Stamp for the Weekend – Spots and Dots

Thanks for popping by my place it’s so good to see you and also read your comments, I do appreciate it, have a good day all.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Altered Photo Frame

Hi  All
Today I have something different to show you I made a couple of weeks ago, it’s an alter box photo frame, it started out as a plain boring box and my fingers were itching to get it altered.

I painted it white, sanded, painted again, sanded and finally painted it for the last time (this is the boring bit lol) but it seals the paint into the wood this way. I then distress it with pink timmy ink and sealed it into the wood with a heat gun, this makes it bubble which I quiet like but you have to be careful not to burn the wood or your fingers.

I decorated the box with W/O  flowers, I also distressed the big pink flowers with the same ink to blend in, finishing with pearls, ribbon and a charm. 

This will fit an 8x8 card inside which can be decorated to the hilt, a scrap book page, min I might add or a picture of a loved one, I have not quiet decided yet but was thinking to give it to my mom with a decorated card inside, just for her.
I also am joining the linking party over at Passionately Artistic with this box, I have to say their creations are amazing and full of inspiration, I know I am going to learn a lot from these crafty gals who have also linked up too.

Candy with a difference and more candy.

Kellie over at Waffle Things Ink has a fun thing going at her place called My favourite things post each month, so for some fun she has decided to add a linky so we can all play along, so pop over and check it out, it’s so fun.

My favourite things this month are

Copic and Pro Markers, love them to bits and they go everywhere with me when I travel, thats why my suitcases weigh so much agggg.

My favourite Martha Stewart punches, these two I use a lot,.

My new snowflake dies, love them so much I want to touch them all the time, I know I am a sad person lol.

That’s all for today oh I did manage to get my Christmas card order filled, phew it was bit of rush as 10 cards in two days, the most I have crafted in a long time, she loved them and they are now on their way to the UK, I will be posting them here soon.

Thanks for popping in to see me I really appreciate your comments and I love to see you.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Whimsy Blog Hop

Hi Everyone 
Welcome to Whimsy Blog Hop and July Digi Release, you’re in for a great treat as we have lots of new images to share with you today, created by our very own Crissy  from Chrissy’s Digi’s, Nat from Moon Cookie Gallery.
and Kathryne from Stamp Art Design.

If you have arrived here from the lovely Dawn then you are in the right place, if not why not start at the beginning of the hop at Whimsy Inspirations blog .

For my card today I have used the image called Summer Shade by Nat from Moon Cookie Gallery which has been coloured with Copic and Sakura glitter pens.

To find these images along with all the other new release's please visit the Whimsy Stamps Store.

Please leave comments along the way as there will be Two Mystery DT Members who will each be choosing a winner from the comments left on their hop posts! These winners will each win a Whimsy digi image of their choice.

The Grand Prize winner of the hop will receive 5 new digital stamps of their choice from Whimsy, and will also get a chance to use those new digital images as a guest designer for Whimsy for the entire month of August.

The hop will run for 1 week and end on Monday 8th August at 12 Noon EST

If you get lost along the way you can always go to the Whimsy Inspirations blog for the complete hop order.

This is the last stop on your hop, so I hope you enjoyed it and got lots of inspiration from the talented DT's creations and don't forget all the images and more can be found at Whimsy Stamps Store.

Thanks for popping by my place it’s so good to see you and also read your comments, I do appreciate it, have a good day all.


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