Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Digi Wednesday + FREEBIE !!



It's Wednesday so that means there must be a new digi at 



and the new Harriet is soooooooo cute !!

Would you like a FREEBIE ??

Then pop over to 


and enter our "Summer Holiday Challenge" 

Check it out now  !!

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Bling It On !!



Now this will make all you peeps very happy.....


is our challenge for you this week at

with a fab prize 


So lets see all the bling you have !!

For my card I have used "Jasmin The Witch" stamp

































Witches can look pretty in pink you know !!

Coloured Jasmin in using promarkers and decoupaged her hat, legs and broom.  Made a cloud effect background using  distress inks. Papers are from my stash and finished off with  lovely black bling swirls !!

Check out all the fab designs the rest of the team have come up with and say hello to 2 of our GDT, Alethea and Aunty Sue over at


Would love to enter:
That Craft Place: its a girl thing
Word Play Saturdays: birthdays
Bearly Mine Challenges : anything goes

Monday, 22 July 2013

Clean and Simple




CAS cards are really hard for me as I want to keep adding !!  But I do love them  !!

I've never got a "thank you" card when I need one so I'm trying to build up a stash of them. For this one I have used a lovely set of stamps by Stampin Up.  I've fussy cut some of the little flowers from my paper to put in the cute little tea cup.

Now that's one down.......

Would love to enter:
Crafty Ribbons; clean and simple + ribbon

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Sale !!



Now none of us can resist a bargain or two or three or four....

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Bird table


Well what can I say but....boy its HOT !!
 
 Our summers are just like switching a light switch on and off !! Mind you the icecream makers will be having a ball !!
 
Talking about icecream, I've been saving my icecream sticks, there must be something crafty I can do with them ????


Anyway just made this sweet Anniversary card using a Little Claire stamp called "Bird Table" Isin't it just lovely...

For a change I got my water colouring pencils out and I had forgot how much fun it was to colour this way. I'm never really one for just flat images so I decoupaged the little bluetit, teacup and sign. Fussy cut another bluetit to sit on my Anniversaty, embossed all my card using a flower embossing folder and distressed all the edges.

Would love to enter:
Little Claires: wedding/anniversary
Allsorts: fur and feather

Monday, 15 July 2013

Jane Gill



It was lovely to watch Jane Gill on Saturday at AMOM . She is a designer for Woodware and a smashing demostrator !!


























She was showing us how to create a master board which was a 12" x 12" piece of card which you then stamp images all over using clear ink and then emboss using white embossing powder and then colour ramdomly using inks.


























Jane then showed us how to cut the master board up to create several cards !!



























If you ever get the chance to go to any of Jane's demo's or classes, then jump at the chance as you will learn alot and have great fun !!

Here are some of the samples Jane bought to show us.
































































Wednesday, 10 July 2013

OTT



Today is the last preview day !!


and your last chance to enter into the fun !!

Check it all out over at 


For my last project I went a wee bit OTT and used 
ALL 15 New Release Stamps 
to make this.......



a bun tin advent calendar !!

25 is a tag to go on the main present !!


This is really simple but does take time to make as you need to cut alot of circles using dies, alot of colouring in using promarkers and cut out alot of numbers using a cricut machine !! Then punch out a few holly and bauble shapes and add a lot of stickles glitter !!  The last impotant thing is magnetic tape !!

Now all I have to do is fill it with small gifts........

Loads more great makes by the team to be found over at


Would love to enter:
Creative Craft Challenges2: numbers
LEJ Designs: christmas in july
Through The Craftroom Door; anything goes
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I won at


Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Christmas Pudding !!


Back again peeps !!

I love Christmas Pudding, don't you !!


"Christmas Pudding" is another of the 15 New Release Stamps from

 and this time I have made a tag and matching Christmas Pudding gift box.


































Used some kraft card to make the gift box which I embossed and then inked over. Handcut a piece of white card to make the icing and then glittered it. Also handcut the berry and leaves to go on top. Cut out a tag and then used a distress ink to colour it then stamped on my fab boy eating his christmas pudding and coloured in using promarkers.  The yum,yum,yum and happy christmas came from two of my own stamp stash. Finished off with some stickles and a bow.

 DON'T FORGET..........

You have a chance of winning 4 of the new release stamps and three lucky peeps could also win a 2 month GDT spot with us !!

So you need to check it all out over at

The Crafty Sentiments Inspirations Blog !!

Would love to enter:
Love To Scrap: anything goes
Stamp And Create: christmas in july
Whoopsi Daisy: christmas in july

Christmas In July



I know its hard to think about Christmas when we at last have SUMMER, but I'm sure you will love what we have for you today !!



so anything christmassy !!

The prize up for grabs for one lucky winner is this fab Crafty Sentiments Design stamp called

 "Opening Presents"


The team have another  peek for you of  one of the New Release Stamps called

 "Time For Presents"

and all the team have used it for their challenge projects this week.


I've made this fab origami christmas decoration !!


It's made by folding squares of paper to make the cones and then glueing them together, that is a bit fiddly and there is a second layer on the back so 24 cones altogether. In between them I have glued a piece of velvet ribbon to hang it up with and made a charm just using Santa's head to hang at bottom with a bell. Coloured everything in using promarkers and finished off with some good old stickles sparkles !!

The girls have been really busy making their christmas projects so go over to



 and check them all out !!

Would love to enter:
Shelly's Images; christmas in july
My Craft Creations: anything goes
Sparkle n Sprinkle: anything but a card

Monday, 8 July 2013

Silent Night


Ready for another peek at our

MAMMOTH

 new release 

CHRISTMAS stamps !!


 Pop over to the


NOW !!

One lucky person will win a Christmas Parcel of 4 of the New Release Stamps

AND

There is a GDT spot for two months being given away on EACH day 8th-9th and 10th  !!

Now I'm giving you a peek at "Silent Night" and I have made a hanging gift card holder


These are so easy to make......just cut some circles of card, emboss them using a pattern of your choice, mine was holly leaves, cut one circle in half to make your pocket. Cut out some big and small  snowflakes, glitter and put two large ones behind your image and then one small one at bottom and another one on top of a ribbon bow. Coloured my cute penguins with promarkers and added some stickles to the hat and stocking tops.

So what you're waiting for...check out all the fab ideas the rest of the team have for you and more of the New Release stamps over at


Would love to enter;
Totally Gorjuss; anything goes with circles
Joanna Sheen; don't be square
The Squirrel & The Fox: christmas in july
Whimsical Designs: christmas in July
Papertake Weekly: anything goes
Shelly's Images; anything goes christmassy
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I won at

 

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Look What's Coming.....





















Don't miss it !!

Pre-view starts 8th July !!

Friday, 5 July 2013

Penny and Lucy


Look what I had in the post today,  fab thank you cards made by Penny and Lucy


Sooooo many fab kisses Penny, thank you !!





 
 
 Your handwritting is fab too Lucy, I'm a grown up and mine stinks !!

I'm sure I can find you both some more bits and bobs as long as mummy ( Rachel ) says its OK for me to send them !!

Such a lovely surprise girls and you two have been so creative with your cards !!  Well done !!
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