30 September 2010

Charisma Cards #39 - I'm a new DT member! Yay!

Another exciting post for me, my first Design Team card for Charisma Cardz!! I was SO very flattered to be asked to join their talented team as I know there must have been so many great applicants! I'll do my best to do them proud!

Digistamp Boutique are our generous sponsor this week and the lucky challenge winner will receive TEN digis of their choice! Visit their shop here to see the fab designs on offer!

So onto this weeks challenge which is 'Christmas Crafting'! My Image has been provided by Digistamp Boutique and is called 'Francis with Present'. Isnt he gorgeous?!



I have coloured the image with promarkers and used Nesties Labels one to layer onto some blue vellum. Paper is by Dovecraft and the ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons. Snowflake punches are Dovecraft and Martha Stewart, and the sentiment is from Craftwork cards. Finally some stickles, you gotta add a bit of bling to Christmas projects!

Thanks for visiting, please check out the Charisma challenge blog to see all the other talented DT's work!

I would like to enter this into the following challenge:

29 September 2010

DS4J #3 Think Pink!

This fornight over at DS4J we are promoting Breast Cancer awareness with some gorgeous images in keeping with the theme of 'Think Pink!!' Please visit the DS4J shop here to see more lovely digis.

Dig out those girly colours and join in with the challenge to be in with a chance of winning a fab prize of a voucher to spend at Digistamps 4 Joy. If you need an image to use with this weeks prize why not check out the monthly freebie at the main site!



28 September 2010

Todays Craft...

...is not really a craft! But I decided to pretty up my nails! please excuse my manky foot in the pic as well!


26 September 2010

IDIC #23 - ATC with embellishments

Challenge time again over at the I Did it Creations challenge blog! Hop on over to enter the challenge for the chance to win a fab prize from this week's sponsor, Toucan Scraps.

 This week the challenge is to create and ATC with embellishments! The DT were privileged to be using the gorgeous Toucan Scraps 'Weathered collection' papers to make our creations, what lovely papers they are! Visit the shop to see more fab designs!


As well as the fab Toucan Scraps papers, I've also used some dotty organza ribbon, Oval nesties, Nellie snellen and Martha stewart punches, and some flat backed adhesive pearls.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to join in!

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

OSAAT #32 - Anything Goes

This Sunday our challenge at One Stitch at a Time is 'Anything Goes!' Did you guess from the DT's sneak peeks?

This weeks sponsor is Cropstop, be sure to join in the challege at OSAAT for the chance to win a $15 voucher!

Please also check out the Stitchy Bear and I Did it Creations crafting boutique to see the new 'Spooky Specials'!!


Now onto my project, I've used this cute little kitty by Robyns Fetish! Be sure to check out the store for more fab designs!

The papers are by My Minds Eye, and I've also used an MS scallop edge punch, Nesties labels one and an X cut scalloped oval punch for the sentiment.

 I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:


25 September 2010

OSAAT #32 Sneak Peek!

Time for another Sneak Peek game over at OSAAT! See if you can guess what the theme of our challenge will be tomorrow from this pic:


Hop on over to OSAAT to see the more Peeks from the DT and to leave your guess, this week there are THREE chances to win, one being a fab New release Digi!! Over the next week we will have lots of fun coming up, including some quizzes, so thinking caps at the ready!

23 September 2010

Very Vintage

Not a usual style for me but I was flicking through my image stash the other day and this image really struck me, it has some beautiful glittering already added to it so the rest of the card didn't take too much work! I found some gorgeous old lace that my Nan gave to me recently and thought it suited the card just right. The little key is a charm which was silver before I coloured it with my Promarkers (I think it was the Henna one). Paper is by Papermania and the corner is a sizzix die.


I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

19 September 2010

Winner of my comment candy...!

I can now announce that the winner of my comment candy from last Sundays OSAAT post, selected by random.org is...... Chocolate Orange!!! Well done hun!!

IDIC Challenge #22 - Keep it Simple!

A very exciting post for me, my very first DT card for the I Did It Creations challenge blog!

The theme this week is 'Keep it Simple' and our sponsor is the lovely TreesAward in Digital Stamps! Check out their lovely designs at the Stitchy Bear and I Did it Creations crafting boutique!

For my DT card, I've used their 'Boat Image' along with Dovecraft paper and kept the embellishments to a minimum. There's something quite tranquil about this Digi, I love the ripples in the water and have added some glossy accents to this area to give it a bit of shine.

OSAAT #31 - Happy Birthday!

Another Sunday, time for another challenge over at One Stitch at a Time! Thanks to everyone who joined in last weeks challenge to raise awareness for Cameron and Autism!

This week, we are promoting and supporting Operation Write Home. This organisation supports the US Armed forces by collectiong donations of handmade cards for the troops to send home to their loved ones. As you can imagine it would be quite hard to find a Clintons whilst on patrol! To find out more please click on the link above.

Our fab sponsor this week is Joanna Sheen! Enter the challenge for the chance to win a £10 voucher!!

I've used a sweet (in every sense of the word!) Stamping Dragon 'Chocolate' image for my project this week! Check out the Stitchy Bear & I Did it Creations Boutique for more fab digis from this and many other fab Digistamp designers.

15 September 2010

Digistamps 4 Joy #2 - Recycled!

Wow, I can't believe we're on to challenge 2 already! Big thanks to everyone who joined in our first challenge, I hope that you'll join us again and help to spread the word about the fab digis to be won!

Onto the challenge 2, and this time the theme is to use something Recycled on your projects. I just couldnt resist using this sweet Digi sentiment from the Digistamps 4 Joy shop. It suits a tag perfectly so that's what I've made! It's cut with Nestabilities labels one, chalked and layed up onto glitter card and pink card which I have edged with glossy accents. The buttons are my recycled element, I cut them off some old clothes which I was getting rid of!


Please hop over to the Digistamps 4 Joy challenge blog to join in with us this fortnight :)

13 September 2010

DS4J Freebie Fairy

This has to be the most beautiul Freebie I've seen recently! She is Digistamps 4 Joy's freebie Digi for the month of September. Why not use her to enter this fortnights challenge at the DS4J blog? You'll have to be quick though as it ends on Wednesday morning!


To show her off I've coloured her with Promarkers and used Papers from Papermania, scalloped circle nesties and cuttlbug daisies embossing folder. Plenty of flat backed gems, stickles and a flower which I made from the tutorial in the latest Do Crafts Magazine, using X cut punches! The leaves are done with a MS punch.

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:


12 September 2010

OSAAT #30 & IDIC #21 - Rainbows

One Stitch At A Time and I Did It Creations challenge blogs both have a very special challenge for you this week...We are challenging you to make a special "Rainbow Themed" card - Anything goes type of challenge, but must have a rainbow or the colors of a rainbow in your creation. The reason for this Rainbow challenge is in honor of a very special little guy named Cameron. If you click here you can read his story...

A little History and the reason for this Super Challenge this week...
A very very good friend of Stitchy's who is known in the digital world by the name "FUNKY" has built a beautiful fundraiser blog for her grandson Cameron..He is autistic and Funky and her daughter are striving to help Cameron. Some of you may know Funky, she has been in the digital scrapping world for a very long time. If you could find it in your heart to help Funky and her little guy out, it will not go unrewarded.

We know times are very hard for everyone right now, so if you can't give even a dollar, please don't feel bad, but please do go and read his story, he's quite a character! Thank you in advance to all that take part in this very special challenge - have fun & good luck!!!

We have 10 GREAT prizes for 10 equally great WINNERS over at the OSAAT blog!
Prize #1 is all 5 of Stitchy Stamps New Release Stamps
Prize #2 is all 5 of Beary Dust's New Release Stamps
Prize #3 is a package from Craftbrulee
Prize #4 is a package from Rod & Carol At Hobbyhabitat
Prize #5 is a package from I Am Roses
Prize #6 is 3 New Release Stamps
Prize #7 is 3 New Release Stamps
Prize #8 is 3 New Release Stamps
Prize #9 is 3 New Release Stamps
Prize #10 is 2 New Release Paper Packs and A Sentiment Sheet

We will also have ONE kid WINNER, who will win ONE PRIZE of THE 3 NEW KIDS KORNER RELEASE STAMPS!

To find out more about the prizes on offer at I Did It Creations, please visit the challenge blog!
The digi stamp I've used for this challenge has been specially designed for the theme by Beary Dust designs!

Some of the DT are also offering Comment Candy for this week, at the end of the challenge one lucky 'commentee' of this post only (selected by Random.org) will win this stash from me:

Do check back next Sunday morning when I will announce the winner!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Your Next Stamp - Anything Goes
Lexi's Creations - Flower Power

10 September 2010

My First Brayered Card!

I can't believe how lovely this brayered background turned out! I've had my brayer since march and have only just plucked up the courage to use it for the first time, but now I think I'll ever be putting it down!

To make the background, I've used silkies brayered onto the card. The stamps are flourishes and a clear sentiment stamp. I embossed the main card blank with cuttlebug scripture folder and punched flowers and leaves from vellum using an X cut flower punch and MS leaf frond punch.



I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Fab n Funky - What eva (entering this card for the DT Call!)

6 September 2010

Monochrome Madness!

This is a card I made over the weekend for some monochrome challenges I've had my eye on! I've kept it quite simple and used vellum by Kate Knight, along with a flower, card candy, some punched leaves and a sentiment stamp. Oh and a little glossy accents on the vellum to pick out the centres of some of the flowers!

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by! :)