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Friday, 30 November 2012

Family Tree Scrapbook Part Two

Good morning everyone, hope you are well! Sorry I have been quiet but I have been making some DT projects for Crafty Ribbons Advent event and Sarah Hurley for the next Lookbook magazine-I am so excited to share these with you soon, I really hope youll like them! Anyway here I am with my Family Scrapbook page two-if you didnt see the start of this project then here is the background. I have decided to make a scrapbook using my Grandparents photos of all my distant family relatives-going back to the 1800's-I really want to use it as a way to thank my family for being such a loving part of my life and to pass down the generations. I havent used the original photos and if any of you have any old photos I would encourage you to get them out and scan them in to your computer for safekeeping and also to rescue any that are fading with age-with software you can really improve the quality of the image and rescue them before its too late :-)
I used a kit which I bought secondhand-I love the vintage shabby chic look and its perfec for this particular project-I cant remember what make it is, but I *think* its Basic Grey. If anyone recognises this then please point it out for me! :-) For this page you can see a 'Pull me' tab-when its pulled a note with who is in the photo comes out. Its a fantastic Christmassy image of a family party and it was a pleasure to work with :-)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Chrimbo Crackers: Anything Goes
Sassy Studio: Anything But a Card
Simply Create: Anything Goes
Scrap Creations: Christmas
Tuesday Throwdown: Lots of Layers
Crafty Bloggers Network: Christmas
Love to Create: Non Traditional Holiday Colours
Scrapping Everyday Miracles: Family Ties
The Paper Girls Challenge: Christmas

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-)

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Exciting Advent Event at Crafty Ribbons!


Hello Everyone,
Time to share some news with you all..... Over on the Crafty Ribbons Inspiration blog we are having another  one of our fabulous events this time we are doing a Christmas Advent event which will run from 1st December through to the 24th December........

Each day we will be highlighting a different Craft Company or Shop,the Design Team will be posting cards/projects on  the Inspiration blog and on their blogs each day there will also be a prize from the highlighted Company up for grabs that's 24 prizes  in total and you can enter each day,only one entry per person per day to make it fair,so make sure to become a follower and remember the Christmas Advent will start at 8.30am (GMT) on the 1st December the Design Team hope you will all join in the fun and countdown to Christmas with us....... 




CONTENTS MAY VARY

 If you would like to win these gorgeous ribbons..then all you need to do is go over to the Crafty Ribbons Inspiration Blog and checkout the post about our Christmas Advent event...

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Loves Rubberstamps Guest Design Project 'Kraft plus one colour'

Good afternoon everyone, here I am with my last Guest Design project for the wonderful Loves Rubberstamps team-thank you so much for including me, it has been an honour and a lot of fun too! :-)
Our theme this week is 'Kraft Plus One Colour' and I chose a Wild Rose Studio stamp available from the store here. I coloured the image with Copics to compliment the gorgeous Bo Bunny 'Forever Fall' papers I used. I added florists ribbon for texture, and butterflies as embellies. Lastly I added a gold glitterations 'Make a Wish...' greeting.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Mad for Markers: Y and YR
ABC Challenge: Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles: Polka Dots or Stripes
Ooh La La Creations: Seeing Spots and Dots
Paper Playtime: Anything Goes
Paper Pretties: Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge: Autumn Colours
Joanna Sheen: Anything But Christmas
The Crafty Pad: Add some glitter

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-)

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Dream Valley-Non Traditional Christmas

Good morning everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with my DT card for our challenge at Dream Valley this fortnight which is 'Non Traditional Christmas' So I was excited to get out my favourite Bo Bunny papers from last year-the Snowfall collection which is a gorgeous mix of blues, turquoises and browns with a fabulous distressed look :-) I coloured a LOTV image with Promarkers and Sakura glitter pen on the baubles and tinsel. I then cut round him and inked the edges with Distress inks to tie it in with the papers. I added American Crafts Polka dot Ribbon, Buttons and a 'Tinsel Time' greeting which fits perfectly with the image!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Cards for Men: Merry Christmas
Crafty Bloggers Network: Christmas Anything Goes
2 Sisters Challenge: Winter Wonderland
Colour Me Creative: Non Traditional Christmas Colours
Little Claires: Christmas
Lilis Little Fairies: Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments: Bingo (Ribbon, Bling, Snowflakes)
Moving Along with the Times: Lets Go Dotty
Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude: Anything Goes
Chrimbo Crackers: Anything Goes

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-)

OSAAT-Fabric, Ribbon or Lace

Good morning everyone, hope you are well! Here I am with my DT project for our 'Fabric, Ribbon or Lace' challenge at One Stitch at a Time this week. Ive started making my Christmas gifts in the hope I can get them all made in time! I chose to make a frame for a photo I took which I love of a wintery sunny day by the sea. I had printed this on Canvas so wanted to make a frame without glass so I didnt ruin the canvas look. I found frames in poundland and decided to use those. I covered the frame and inside of the frame with the gorgeous papers by Oase and embellished the swirls with pearls and added butterflies too.I added ribbon to the bottom of the canvas to lift the photo as the shingle on the beach was slightly dark without it.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafty Creations Challenges: Christmas is Coming
Nutcrafters: A Christmas Present
Crazy Amigo Challenge: Colours of Winter
Creative Card Crew: Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly: Ribbons and Pearls
Unstampabelles: Monochromatic
ABC Challenges: B is for Butterfly
Anything But a Card: Holiday
Ladybug Crafts: Monochromatic
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Anything But a Card with Ribbon

Friday, 23 November 2012

My Family Tree Scrapbook-Part One

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well! Here I am with a project close to my heart. My grandparents on this side of the family both passed away a few years ago and we inherited the family photos so I decided to scan and improve the photos (some of them are hundreds of years old and worse for wear) and make a scrapbook of my family tree using copies of the originals and rescuing the old photos so we have improved quality copies kept on an external hard drive. Luckily my grandmother went through her photo albums before she passed away and wrote who was in each photo which makes this process so much easier! The idea is to have a family scrapbook to share with my close and extended family now and to pass down the generations-its my way to show how thankful I am for those I love, even those who are no longer here.
I used a kit I bought secondhand from someone so I am not sure what make it is but its perfect for this project-pretty but with a real vintage look :-)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Creative Inspirations Paints: Inspired by Thankful for you
Scrappers Delights Challenge: Thankful
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges: So Thankful
Artistic Inspirations: Anything Goes
Lexis Creations: Thankful/Thanks
Lollipop Crafts: We are Thankful
Love to Create: Give Thanks
Creative Belli Challenge: Thankful/Gratitude
Moving Along with the Times: Lets Go Dotty

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-)

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Loves Rubberstamps Guest Design Project 'Fun with Ribbons' and some fab news!


Good morning everyone, hope you are well! Well I got a huge surprise this morning-the postman delivered a large unexpected parcel-turns out I have won third prize in the Stampin' Up category of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine's Cardmaker of the Year competition 2012! Got a fantastic prize of Stampin Up products-stamps, ink pads, paper, cardstock, ribbon etc! :-)
I am here to show you my Guest design project for Loves Rubberstamps Challenge this week where our theme is 'Fun with Ribbons'. Now we all know I love ribbon so this challenge was so much fun for me! I wanted to make a really cheery card so used one of my favourite stamps-Humphrey's Corner Thinking of you. I coloured this with Promarkers and Flexmarkers, then cut round with a nestie, placing my greeting where Humphrey is looking. I then made my card base with gorgeous papers free from a magazine (one of my fave free stacks) and polka dot ribbon in four different shades of colour complimenting the papers. I then added my Humphrey image and embellished with wooden buttons and yellow die cut butterflies cut from Coredinations card with a Memory Box die. Next I embellished the corner of my card with a large yellow butterfly cut out of the same Coredinations card with a Spellbinders die, which I added gems to.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafters Companion Monthly Challenge: Favourite colour combination
Happy Campers Challenge: Use Bright Colours
365 Cards: Ravishing Ribbon
Crafty Cardmakers: Use more than one punch/die cut
Creative Stamp friends: Favourite Colours
Eureka Stamps: For the kids
Forever Friends Challenge: Anything Goes
Stampin Sisters in Christ: Make a card for a child
Stamptacular Sunday: Recipe
Colour Me Creative: All about Kids

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-)

Monday, 19 November 2012

Art Deco-Lots of Love

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) I really love the new Art Deco range from Papermania so I have been busily crafting with the Ultimate collection kit and have lots of cards to show you :-)
I used papers, image and greeting from the Ultimate collection on a cream card blank and added black glitter card to mat my image and the sentiment onto, and gems to add some glitz and glamour :-)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Divas By Design: Anything Goes
Pennys Paper Crafty Challenges: Anything Goes
Robyns Fetish Challenge: Make it Vintage
The Squirrel and the Fox: Anything Goes
Hiding in my Craft Room: Glitz and Glam
ATCs and Cards with Attitude: Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey: Anything Goes
Simply Create: Anything Goes
Glitter 'n' Sparkle: Lots of Layers

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-)

Featured Crafters from my All Crafts Challenge

Good afternoon everyone, here I am with a post to show some of the fantastic creations entered into my All Crafts Challenge so far-I am sure you will agree there really are such talented crafters out there in blogland and its a pleasure to have them join in my challenge and share with us their creations! 
As always I encourage you to visit my featured crafters and other entries from my All Crafts Challenge and let them know what you think of their creations-hopefully we will all make fab new crafty friends and find ideas for Christmas which is galloping up fast!

I begin with this gorgeous Halloween bunting by Jen at Amethyst Sundays. I love the colour scheme and combination of shapes, its fantastic!


The next project is by Happy Crafter Shell-it is so different and really has the wow factor! 
Perfect Decor for Halloween!



Next is this gorgeous Gift bag by Claire at Creative Makings With Claire. I just love the effective use of Kraft and the gorgeous Vintage feel it brings to the project paired with the fab embellishments which lighten it :-)

Next is this Fabulous Stocking Bunting by Leesa aka the Navy Wife at Gone By the Board. I love the Vintage look of this and would love to have this decorating my house this christmas! 

Thank you Ladies for joining in my All Crafts Challenge and to everyone who has entered so far! :-)
I will be back to showcase more fantastic entries to my All Crafts Challenge soon-so to my lovely followers please get involved-Id love to see all your non card and scrapbook projects so all your fab Christmas gifts, Gift wrap, Knitting, Jewellery-anything you can think of creating I would love to see it!



Sunday, 18 November 2012

The Lollipop Ladies Guest Design Project 'Pineapples'

Good morning everyone hope you are well! A few weeks ago I won challenge at The Lollipop Girls so they asked me to join them as a Guest Designer for this fortnight where the theme is 'Pineapples' with a photo inspiration shown above. I chose Prima papers my lovely friend Sarah bought me for my birthday at the beginning of the year (wow time flies!) as they had a green and yellow colour scheme. I coloured a Wild Rose Studios image with Promarkers, Flexmarkers and Copics to compliment this. I added a trail of gems from Dovecraft, Chelsea Green Border from Papermania, Coredinations card and little butterflies cut with a Memory Box die.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Craft Room Challenge: Punches and Dies
The Pink Elephant: Punches and Die cuts
Catch the Bug: Bingo (Butterfly, Jewel, Die cut)
Hotshot Crafts: Butterflies
Inspire Me Fridays: Anything Goes
Simply Create Too: Use Your Stash
My Heart Pieces: Cute
Paper Crafting Journey: Anything Goes
Simply Create Challenges: Anything Goes
Pennys Paper Crafty Challenges: Anything Goes

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-)

Saturday, 17 November 2012

OSCC Monochrome Tones

Good evening everyone, sorry this is late-the day really got away from me! Hope you are all well :-) Here I am with my DT card for One Stop Craft Challenge where our theme this week is 'Monochrome tones'. I chose one of my favourite Stampin Up stamps which I coloured with Promarkers to compliment the Papermania Heather Capsule Collection papers and gems from a few years ago. All I added to this was some pearl embellishments, American Crafts Polka dot ribbon and Coredinations card.
Haha just noticed in my photo a little ant has decided to have his moment of fame on the card! :-)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafty Katz Weekly Challenge: Lets add Sparkle
Daring Cardmakers: Just Because
Simply Create Too: Use your Stash
Dutch Dare: Diamonds and Pearls
Paper Crafting Journey: Anything Goes
Simply Create Challenge: Anything Goes
Divas By Design: Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges: Anything Goes
Everybody Art Challenge: Oval
Oldie But a Goodie: Anything But Christmas

Thursday, 15 November 2012

An Art Deco Birthday


Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) I have been playing with the new Art Deco range by Papermania-ive always been keen on Art Deco and have some gorgeous glass decor-a dressing table set with Butterflies on and some little individual pieces from that era :-)
Anyway...here is my first card I have made with the range-a Birthday card for my Auntie. I used an 8x8 folded card because I wanted to make it a really stand out card for her, and I used Decoupage, greeting and papers from the Art Deco Ultimate Die Cut and Paper Pack.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Challenges4Everybody: Anything Goes
Gingerloft: A touch of gold
My Time to Craft Challenge: Vintage
Raise the Bar Challenge: Birthday
Divas By Design: Anything Goes
Pennys Paper Crafty Challenges: Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes
Lady Annes Challenges: Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion: CAS
Make it Monday: Anything Goes

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Loves Rubberstamps GDT: Thanksgiving

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with my Guest design project for Loves Rubberstamps 'Thanksgiving' challenge. As we dont celebrate thanksgiving in the UK I made a Thank you card to give thanks instead. I used a Wild Rose Studios Fergus stamp coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers which I cut round with a circle nestie. I then used My Minds Eye 'Bloom and Grow' papers which I cut into shapes to mimic a patchwork quilt and used faux stitching on the edges of these. I added Wooden buttons in each corner and American Crafts polka dot ribbon running through the middle of the squares. I then stamped a 'Thank you so much!' greeting on matching MME papers and cut round the border. I then placed this on my card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Dilly Beans Challenge: Anything for the boys
Paper Pretties: Make a Thank you card
Cards for Men: Anything Goes
Forever Friends Challenge: Use Ribbon or Twine
Lexis Creations: Thanks/Thanksgiving
Make My Monday: Stitching
Stamps&Fun=Creativity: Anything Goes
The Paper Girls Challenge: Thanks
Pile it On: Lets be Thankful
Catch the Bug: Something with a tail

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-)

Sunday, 11 November 2012

OSAAT Thanks

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well. Here I am with my DT card for our 'Thanks' challenge at One Stitch at a Time. I chose an image by Lil' Diva stamps at the store here. I coloured the snow in the image with Sakura glitter pen so in the light it sparkles like real snow. I used Echo Park papers from last years christmas collection, and added a snowflake embellishment, pearls and a 'Thank you' greeting in the bottom right hand corner. I wanted a Christmas themed Thank you card because my lovely neighbours are always helping me out and Christmas is a good opportunity to show them I really appreciate them!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Auds Sentiment: Thank you
Fat Pages With Attitude: Add a Sentiment
Paper Crafting Journey: Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network: Christmas
Hooked on Craft Challenges: Christmas with no red or green
Ooh La La Creations: Christmas
Stamps&Fun=Creativity: Christmas
Use your Stuff: Christmas or Holiday
ATC with Attitude: Add a Sentiment
Christmas Stampin: Anything Goes

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-)

Dream Valley Anything Goes

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with my DT card for Dream Valley Challenges this week where our theme is 'Anything Goes'. I used a Stampin' Up stamp I adore which I stamped on Cotton with Stazon then painted with acrylic paints. I then attached this to fusible web for strength to the fabric so it would sit well on the card. I sewed round the edge of this cotton with blue thread to match the Papermania Burleigh Blue range I wanted to use. I used Burleigh Blue papers, Bows and Polka dot buttons, plus other stash from outside this range- polka dot ribbon and gems to embellish with.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Party Time Tuesdays: Thank you
Incy Wincy Designs: Thank you
The Paper Girls Challenge: Thank you
My Sheri Crafts: Give Thanks
Sweet Stampin' Challenge: Anything Goes
Card Makin Mamas: Thanksgiving/ Thank you
Crafty Catz: Anything Goes
Stampin' for the Weekend: Stitched Up
Wags n Whiskers: Thank you
Charisma Cardz: Feeling Blue

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments!

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Fab News and something a little different!

I am so happy to be able to share that I have been asked to join Crafty Ribbons as a non card craft design team member-I am really excited to think of all the non card projects I can create and hope youll enjoy seeing my creations :-)

I am also here with a card from my challenge to myself to create using my neglected existing stash! I had this Papermania Clocks stamp from a docrafts goody bag which I stamped in Brown Memento and then coloured with Wild Honey Distress inks, with distressed edges. I then matched this to My Minds Eye Stella papers (I have had for ages but had trouble cutting into!) which I also distressed at the edge and inked with the same TH distress ink. Lastly I added buttons as my embellishments.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments, they really do make my day and are well appreciated! :-)


Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Upcycled Cereal Packet Clock 'Les Papillons'

Good morning everyone, hope you are well :-) I am here with one of my Upcycling projects, I used Cereal packets to make the base for my clock. I cut them with Grand Nestibilities Circles die and attached a few layers together to strengthen the clock. I then added pretty papers by My Minds Eye, then heat embossed Butterflies with Stampendous embossing powder. Next I put together my clock movement and added my numerals. I then attached a paper cup on the reverse which I had strengthened with modge podge and layers of paper to make the surface to hang the clock from.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crazy 4 Challenges: Anything but a card
Anything But a Card: Anything But a Card
The Artistic Stamper: Anything Goes
Anything Goes at Anything Goes
Everybody Art Challenge: Embossing
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes
Magical Monday: Pretty in Pink
Challenges 4 Everybody: Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu: Vintage
Make it Monday: Anything Goes

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-)

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Loves Rubberstamps Guest Designer: Anything Goes


Good morning everyone, hope you are well :-) I am very proud to have been asked to Guest Design at Loves Rubberstamps Challenge for the month of November and here is my first creation :-)
I used Navaeh by Saturated Canary coloured with Promarkers, Flexmarkers and Copics to compliment the Papermania Chelsea Green collection. I used Papers, Borders and glitter card from this collection, Capsule collection gems and bow, American Crafts Polka Dot Ribbon and a 'have a fabulous day' dome greeting. Lastly I added three little while glitter butterflies cut with a Memory Box die.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Fairytale Challenge: Monochrome plus Dies and Punches
Kaboodle Doodles: Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant: Favourite Colouring Medium
Addicted to Stamps: Things with Wings
Come and Get it Challenges: Monochromatic
Glitter and Sparkle: Glitter and Sparkle
Pile it on Challenge: Make it Sparkle
The Ribbon Girl: Add Sparkle
That Craft Place: Bingo (Gems/Sentiment/Ribbon)
Sweet Stampin Challenge:All that Glitters

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-)

Sunday, 4 November 2012

LOTV Christmas Wreath and Fabulous News!

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well! Here I am with a Lili of the Valley image using my favourite method of making a wreath on the card :-) I coloured the image with Promarkers and Flexmarkers then used Deco Art Glitter as my snow. I then created the wreath and wound green and gold beads around the wreath on gold wire like little decorations and added ringing bells at the top of the wreath with a gingham bow from the Papermania Verde Capsule collection. I placed this on the nestie circle which I had distressed at the edge  to match with the distressed look of my papers. I used Kars, HOTP and My Minds Eye Christmas papers for my sketch and added a Merry Christmas greeting on a mat of MME music paper and placed on foam tape for dimension.

I have some fab news for you all too-I entered the Creative Extravacanza this summer at Every Can Counts-who challenged people to make fun, creative or wacky things with used drink cans. I was one of the winners with my drink can brooches! :-) Thank you to everyone who voted for me, I really appreciate it :-)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Lili's Little Fairies: Snow is Falling
Divas By Design: Festive
I love Promarkers: Cute
Love to Create: Lots of Layers
Ooh La La Creations: Christmas
Crafty Calendar Challenge: Wrap up warm for winter
Card Makin Mamas: Anything Goes
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long: Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays: Anything Goes
Live and Love Crafts: Christmas

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-)

Friday, 2 November 2012

Sarah Hurley Challenges 'Fireworks and Bright Colours'

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well! Sorry this is a little late on but I am still feeling poorly-its gone to a mouthful of ulcers now so I am very uncomfortable and is making me miserable-but I am determined to be positive and try to get through it as soon as I can! Cue lots of mouthwash and soups! ;-)
Here I am for the 'fireworks and bright colours' challenge at Sarah Hurley Challenges and I chose to use the fabulous 'Fairyland' kit available at Sarah Hurley's etsy store here. I chose a bright paper, then used Shimmer card and tiny flat magnets to make a double sided magnetic bookmark to keep your page safe!

I would just like to share that my Dream Valley Autumn Wreath is showcased on Maria's 'Inspire Me Fridays' post today, thank you for choosing my project Maria!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Creative Stamp Friends: Clean and Simple
CD Sunday Challenge: Beautiful Blue
Gingerloft Challenge: No colouring allowed
Totally Gorjuss: Things with Wings
Anything But a Card Challenges: Anything But a Card
Ladybug Crafts: Monochrome
Papercraft Junkies: Things with Wings
Flutterby Wednesday: Open
The Paper Shelter: Anything Goes
Anything Goes at Anything Goes

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-)

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