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Thursday, 28 March 2013

Crafty Ribbons Easter Blog Hop!


Wow, can you believe Easter is here already we know the weather has been bad here in the UK so to celebrate Easter and to cheer everyone up we’re having a blog hop with lots of prizes available. We also have a new challenge over at Crafty Ribbons Challenge....

 We'll draw a random winner for both the blog hop and challenge and we’ll have the Top 3 as usual. You can get all the details and lots more ideas from the Design Team over at Crafty Ribbons Challenge . 
Here's what I made for our challenge:
A Spring Alice Band! I used Grosgrain Ribbon and Rainbow Stripe Ribbon which I made into a flower shape and glued onto a thin alice band. I then added a button as my centre.


Also, we are having a Blog Hop. You can get the full list of blogs over at Crafty Ribbons Inspiration Blog,we  have some special people hopping along with us,so why go over to Crafty Ribbons Inspiration Blog  and  join in with us.  


And for the Blog Hop I have made the following.....

A Spring Mobile! 
I used Gingham Ribbon, Candy Saddle Stitch and Swiss Dots. I cut clouds and butterflies with dies out of felt, then attached these to coloured ribbons. I covered a wire wreath with cotton batting and then covered this with the gingham ribbon. I glued the ribbons to the wreath and then added thin ribbon to hang my mobile.


At each stop there'll be a word to collect and a candy draw. 
Lili of the Valley specialises in the design and production of gorgeous & unique rubber stamps, sentiment stamps, die-cut designs and papers for the card making and crafting sector. “At Lili of the Valley, we strive to produce excellent quality products with beautiful designs that enable you to make lovely cards every time, simply and easily. We also pride ourselves on taking care with everything we do to make sure you receive great products, at a good price and as quickly as possible."







To be in with a chance of winning this you just need to leave a comment at the end of this post. Saying you're joining us on the blog hop...

Each stop will have a word which you should collect to make a phrase.


You should have arrived here from 
Mariannes  blog .... My word is RIBBONS. At the end of the blog hop you should have 20 words, work out the phrase and leave it in the comments back at Crafty Ribbons Inspiration Blog. The blog hop will run until 6pm on Tuesday 2nd April and the winner, plus the winners of each of the Design Teams' Candy will be announced at 6pm on Wednesday 3rd April on the Crafty Ribbons Inspiration Blog 

Your next stop is Karens . If you lose your way you can go back to Crafty Ribbons Inspiration Blog to get the full list. Good luck everyone

Monday, 25 March 2013

Dream Valley Pearls and Lace

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) I am a little late with this project but here is my Pearls and Lace project for our 'pearls and lace' challenge at Dream Valley this time :-) I used Papermania Burleigh Blue papers, American crafts polka dot ribbon, Blue lace from my stash and a mix of pearls and gems representing bubbles and water :-) I coloured her with Copics and Promarkers.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Saturated Canary: Read All About It-The Little Mermaid
Addicted to Stamps: Make Your Mark
I love Promarkers: Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes
Tuesday Alchemy: Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody: Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin: Lots of Layers
Creative Corner Challenges: Layer it Up
Paper Crafting Journey: Ribbon or Lace

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-) While you are here please enter my new candy-you can find it on my sidebar :-)

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Exciting Crafty Ribbons Easter Blog Hop!


Just a heads up to all my lovely friends and followers-I am so excited about this event and cant wait to see you all get involved :-)

Over at the Crafty Ribbons Inspiration blog we are having an Easter Blog hop and would like to invite you all to join in with us..
Our Easter blog hop will run from 8am 28th March through to 6pm 2nd April.....

There will be letters to collect to make a sentence and the Design Team Members who are taking part all have a ribbon candy to give away to one lucky person who joins us on the hop and leaves a comment on their blog..

For the person who gets all the letters to make the words and then leaves the correct sentence in a comment on the post at Crafty Ribbons Inspiration there will be a fantastic ribbon hamper as their prize...

Winners will be announced on the Crafty Ribbons Inspirations blog at 6pm Wednesday 3rd April...

To kick off our Blog Hop we are offering some fabulous ribbon candy......


 If you would like to win these gorgeous ribbons..then all you need to do is ...

 Take this small badge 





and put it in your sidebar and link back to the Crafty Ribbons Inspiration blog...

  leave your name with Inlinkz below the post over at Crafty Ribbons Inspiration Blog... 

We would love you to be a follower of the Inspiration blog but it's not a requirement...



If you don't have a blog that's fine just leave your name with Inlinkz skipping the URL


The Design Team look forward to seeing you all on Thursday 28th March  for the first day of our Easter Blog Hop....

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Keep Calm and Make Things Card

Good evening everyone, hope you are well :-) I am here with a card for you using the fabulous new range from Sarah Hurley, All Sewn Up, teamed with some fun sewing themed ribbon from Crafty Ribbons-the Sarah Hurley kit can be found here and the Crafty Ribbons sets are here in case you are interested-they complement each other perfectly :-)
I printed the Sarah Hurley kit onto Printable Canvas sheets-those of you who visit often will know this is one of my most loved new find of the past few months-it gives a great texture and especially on a sewing themed project it really works well :-)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks: CAS
Cute Card Thursday: Anything Goes
Creative Moments: Sentiment
Fab 'n' Funky: Add a Sentiment
Whimsy Inspires Challenge: Stitch it-real or faux stitching!
365 Cards: Texture
Creative Craft Crew: Ribbon
Cupcake Craft Challenge: Its only words
Paper Playtime: Anything Goes

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

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Featured Crafters from my All Craft Challenge

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) I am here to show you a few of the fantastic entries to my All Crafts Challenge so far! As always I encourage you to visit the other entries and let them know what you think-it would be nice to meet new crafty friends! 

I start with this gorgeous Canvas by Viv at Viv's Visuals-its just so detailed and serene! :-)

Next is this fabulously Spring-y creation by Victoria at Paper Squirrel! I just love the vibrant colours and wonderful die cut bunny and words!


Next is this stunning Gift box by Ann Marie Governale at My Electic Spirit. I love the vibrant flowers alongside the softness of the vintage papers and lace!


Thank you to everyone who has entered my All Crafts Challenge so far-you have another three and a half weeks left to enter and I would love to see you enter :-)




Crafty Ribbons Challenge: One for the Boys

Hey everyone, hope you are well :-) I am getting better day by day so hopefully will be back with you like normal soon-thank you for all your best wishes :-) Its challenge day at Crafty Ribbons Challenge today with one of my favourite challenge themes-'One for the Boys' :-) I made a Birthday gift bag as my inspiration project using Crafty Ribbons Grosgrain Saddle Stitch ribbon, Papermania Capsule Collection papers, A Kraft gift bag, Woodware frigate stamped in grey and coloured with Promarkers in Greys and a pop of red, and an Anitas glitterations greeting.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Baffies Kreativladen: Gift packaging
Craft Room Challenge: Me to You
Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs: F for Frigate
Pause, Dream. Enjoy Challenges: For the Boys
Challenges For Everybody: Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu: Birthdays

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

Monday, 11 March 2013

All Sewn Up Mothers Day card

Good evening everyone, hope you are well :-) I am here with my mothers day card I made for my mum. She has an amazing talent at sewing and I have always been in awe of this so Sarah Hurley's new 'All Sewn Up' range and Crafty Ribbons Sewing ribbons here not only go together perfectly but are perfect for a Mothers Day card for her!
I played about with the main panel in serif software and then printed this and my papers onto canvas-this is probably my favourite trick at the moment for instant texture and is also perfect with this range as it looks like fabric :-) I embellished using the crafty ribbons buttons and ribbons. I have included the links for you because both ranges are very reasonable and very on trend so I would advise you to have a peek-its not often you can find two ranges that are so suited :-)

While I am here I would like to point you towards my new candy in my sidebar :-)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Sincerely Yours: Mothers Day
Pennys Paper Crafty Challenges: Stitching
Creative Card Crew: Ribbon
Creative Craft Challenge: Mothers Day
Paper Playtime: Anything Goes
Songbird Challenges: Mama I love you
Joanna Sheen: Mums the Word
Crafts 4 Eternity: Marvellous Mums

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

New Candy!

Hey everyone, here I am with my new candy for you. I really appreciate all of you and thank you so much for your get well wishes recently, it really helps! As usual the only request I make is:
1. To be a follower,
2. post the photo of my candy with a link back to my blog in your sidebar,
3. Comment on this post to let me know you are entered :-)

I will choose a winner the end of May :-)

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Dream Valley Mothers Day

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) I am still struggling with my health so I am very sorry I have been quiet-I am hoping it'll clear up soon and I can be back with you :-)
Its Mothers Day in the UK and so we have this as our theme this time at Dream Valley Challenges
I chose to make my mother some gemstone jewellery in her favourite colours as my present to her.
I used Malachite, Adventurine, Green Goldstone and Swarovski crystals alongside flowery bead caps and matching screw clasps.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

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

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Sarah Hurley Notebook and News of the fab new range!

Good morning everyone, hope you are well :-) I am here to show you one of my pay it forward projects for the year. I used Sarah Hurley Curio digi kit printed on canvas and altered a notebook with it, then varnished it. I have been too poorly to create yet but have to tell you about the fab new range from Sarah Hurley called 'All Sewn Up'. Its a fantastic sewing themed range which I love! I cant wait to play with it :-) Full details can be found on Sarah's blog here :-)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Come and Get It Challenges: Anything But a Card
Flutter By Wednesday: Open
Everybody Art Challenge: Butterfly
Artistic Inspirations: Things with Wings
Paper Makeup Stamps: Take Flight
Paper Playtime: Anything Goes

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

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Sarah Hurley Recycle and winner of my candy!

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well! I am here with a slightly late project for our 'Recycle' challenge over at Sarah Hurley Challenges. I am starting to feel much better but my throat and voice is still a bit fragile. Hopefully if I am careful I will be much better by the end of the week :-) I chose to use one of my upcycled drink can flowers as my recycling and paired this with a plain wooden box to alter and Sarah Hurley's I love Paris digi kit available here. I printed this onto canvas to give a real texture to the paper which I covered my wooden box in. I then varnished this and then added the upcycled drink can flower :-)

While I am here I would like to draw the winner of my candy. I had lots of entries and thank you all for supporting my blog, I really do appreciate it! :)
Chosen by random.org the winner is....
85 which is Rosalee-please can you contact me using the email address in my sidebar :-)
For those of you who werent so lucky this time please come back later to enter my new candy :-)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Inspire Me Fridays: Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion: Odd number embellishments
Created with Love Challenges: Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody: Anything Goes
Great Impression Stamps: Going Green
Panpastel UK: Alter it
That Craft Place: Anything Goes

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

Saturday, 2 March 2013

LOTV Shoes in blues!

Good morning everyone, so glad to be bringing you a few creations-in case you didnt see my last post I have been very poorly with a throat infection which has damaged my vocal chords-its not better yet but slowly getting there. Ive missed you all! I will be back later to announce the winner of my candy and I have something new for you to try out for too :-)
Anyway I thought I would join in with LOTV birthday celebrations and make a card :-) I chose to make a monochrome card using one of my favourite LOTV images coloured with Copics and Promarkers along with Papermania Burleigh Blue papers, American Crafts Polka dot ribbon, gems, Buttons, White glitter butterflies cut with a Memory box die and a 'Have a fabulous day' greeting.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Lili of the Valley: Birthday Card Competition
Lexis Creations: Monochromatic
The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop: Anything Goes
Craft Us Crazy: Anything Goes
Moving along with the Times: Lovely Ladies
Crafting for all Seasons: Dies/Punches
Crafts and Me: Dies/Punches
Pennys Paper Crafting Challenge: Favourite Colour

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

OSCC Mothers Day



Good morning everyone, so sorry for my absence recently-the virus I caught led to a nasty throat infection which has damaged my vocal chords-so I have been trying to rest and hope it goes away soon, its better than it was but not gone yet-its very frustrating having no voice!
Anyway I am here with a card for our Mothers Day challenge at One Stop Craft Challenge this week. I used a Saturated Canary image which I tried something a bit different with. I printed the image on patterned canvas-(Sarah Hurley digi polka dot paper I had printed already) and then cut the dress out. I coloured the image with Copics and promarkers, then decoupaged the dress and hair to make the image 3D and to give the dress a material like texture. I coloured on the canvas in nude colour to accent the shadows and creases of the dress.
I used First Edition Spring Feast papers, American Crafts ribbon, My Minds Eye butterflies cut with a Sarah Hurley SVG file and gems. I then added a 'Have a fabulous day' dome greeting.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Saturated Canary: Good v Evil
Stamping with the Dragon: Anything Goes
Sweet n Sassy Digi Challenge: Girl Time
Moving Along with the Times: Lovely Ladies
Divas By Design: Anything Goes
Craft Us Crazy: Anything Goes
Flutter By Wednesday: Three or More Layers

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