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Monday, 28 February 2011

Cute Card Thursday ~ Challenge #153

This week's challenge is a sketch provided by DT member Christine.


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and the prize is from the regular monthly sponsor ...



Here is what Kimmie had to say...


Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps is a Canadian stamp company which just opened in October 2009! They feature images from artists Crissy Armstrong, Annie Rodrigue, Steven Leary and Jean Grant which are both whimsical and quirky! You can find these unmounted rubber stamps online at their website (http://www.kraftinkimmiestamps.com/) or at many fine retailers all over the world!

 The prize up for grabs this week is...

TWO rubber stamps of your choice from the Kraftin' Kimmie range.

As always the winner will be chosen using Random.org


To make this card I used:~
CS ~ Stash
DP's ~ The Queen of Quirk ~ Spring Chicken
Image ~ Magnolia Tilda with Key
Sentiment ~ Create with TLC
Flowers & Pearls ~ Stash
Tools ~ Sewing Machine, Pencil Crayons, Blending Stumps, Sansodor, Woodware Leaf Punch


Sunday, 27 February 2011

A Spoon Full of Sugar ~ Challenge 140

The Challenge this week is chosen by Agnes and she would like to see Birthday Wishes
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The Sponsor this week is  Whimsy Stamps:



A little bit of company info....
Whimsy Stamps is a family owned business and online store located in the United States. We carry a line of whimsical and fun rubber stamps made from deeply etched red rubber and mounted on EZ mount foam. We also have a digital stamp collection with new releases on the 1st of each month. We've recently added an online gallery for our DT and registered users where you can find lots of samples using our stamps. We also have an inspirations blog with daily postings and product info and our featured stamper Saturdays!

The random winner of this challenge will win a $15.00 gift certificate.



My entry for the challenge is the card I made for my Neice's 20th birthday ...


To  make this card I used:~
CS ~ Stash
DP's ~ Cuddly Buddly & Summer Driggs
Image ~ Magnolia Tilda Bee
Sentiment ~ Create with TLC
Flowers & Dewdrops ~ Stash
Tools ~ Nesties, Cuttlebug, Sewing Machine, Pencil Crayons, Blending Stumps, Sansodor

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Sketch Saturday ~ Sketch #144

Time for this weeks new sketch challenge at the fab Sketch Saturday!  This weeks challenge is sponsored by our regular sponsor ... The Craft Barn




The Craft Barn offer a wide range of goodies for all crafters from all things 'Cuttlebug' to grunge paper, from cottage cutz dies to cosmic shimmers, then there's your essentials like cardstock and papers and adhesives.


Not forgetting their HUGE stock of clear and rubber stamps to tantalise you!
There really is something for everyone :)


For all the latest products that have been added to the site PLEASE CLICK HERE, including their range of COPIC pens.


They have the latest Crafty Secrets and My Paper World stamps in store.


AND NOW AVAILABLE TO BUY IN STORE
VAGABOND MACHINE and Sizzix dies



Resembling a well-traveled suitcase on the outside, the Vagabond Machine easily opens up to reveal a portable yet powerful machine that takes you to imaginative new places.
Upon closer examination, the Vagabond impresses for its uncanny ability to effortlessly cut and emboss many different materials and thicknesses.
Can you think of anything better to bring on your creative journey?

Included with the Vagabond Machine is a pair of Standard Cutting Pads, as well as the Solo Platform & Shim, which make all Sizzix components compatible with the Vagabond Machine.

(This weeks prize details available soon)



Here is this weeks sketch...

and my card ...


to make this card I used :~
CS ~ Stash
DP's ~ Pink Petticoat Gingham and Bearly Mine Florals
Image ~ Magnolia Tilda
Sentiment ~ Create with TLC
Flowers ~ Stash
Tools ~ Sewing Machine, Pencil Crayons, Blending Stumps, Sansodor, Nestie, Cuttlebug, Diamond Stickles

Friday, 25 February 2011

Papertake Weekly Challenge ~ Sketch #53

This weeks Challenge is the last of the month and is a fab Sketch as always designed by the equally fab Dawny P...  

The Challenge is being sponsored by  Simon Says Stamp
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Who is offering a $20 Gift Certificate to spend in their Store!

So, onto the Sketch ...


... and this is what i did with it ...


I've also made a matching chocolate box which i've entered in the Bearly Mine Challenge ... see post below!

To make this card I used:~
CS ~ Stash
DP's ~ Bearly Mine ~ Delicious Delights & Pink Petticoat Gingham
Image ~ Magnolia Tilda giving Present
Sentiment ~ Create with TLC
Flowers ~ Stash
Tools ~ Sewing Machine, Blending Stumps, Sansodor, Pencil Crayons, Woodware Frond Punch, Sakura Stardust Pen (silver), Diamond Stickles

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Friday Sketchers ~ Sketch #142

Beatrix, from Germany is the designer of this weeks sketch and week's Friday Sketchers is sponsored by Pink Cat Studio:

Pink Cat Studio is all about offering fun and whimsical stamps to inspire your creativity. They have a huge selection of super cute digi and rubber stamps to choose from and they add more each week. Owner and artist Melissa started PCSin 2005 and over the years nothing has excited and inspired her more than to see your creations with her stamps. Melissa’s goal is to continue to delight & surprise you with her designs. Stop by the studio today and get in on the fun!

The prize this week from Pink Cat Studio is 5 digital stamps of the winner's choice! 

This weeks Sketch ...


... and my card ...


To make this card I used:~
CS ~ Stash
Image ~ Gorjuss Girl
Sentiment ~ Create with TLC
Pearls ~ Stash
Tools ~ Sewing Machine, Corner Punch, Pencil Crayons, Blending Stumps, Sansodor

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Bearly Mine Challenge #4

Challenge # 4 has been set by Sarah-Louise, she has picked the theme of Ribbon and Pearls which are 2 of her favourite embellishments.

There will be 4 lucky winners and the prizes are sponsored by .....

2 Digi sets of the winner's choice

offering Memory Box Fernbrae Paper Pad 6x6

5 Digi's of the winner's choice


a selection of cut lengths of ribbon, pins, dewdrop


So here is my project .... its not a card, although i did make a card to match it but will be entering that into this week PTW Challenge after following their Sketch!



I made this gorgeous little box to put some Viennese Truffles in.  The tutorial is from here.  I resized it so that my Chocolate Tray Inserts fit perfectly inside.

To make this card I used:~
CS ~ Stash
DP's ~ Bearly Mine ~ Delicious Delights
Image ~ Magnolia Tilda giving Present
Sentiment ~ Create with TLC
Ribbon, Flowers & Pearls ~ Stash
Tools ~ Nesties, Cuttlebug, Pencil Crayons, Blending Stumps, Sansodor, Woodware Frond Punch, Sewing Machine

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge ~ Challenge #99

This week's challenge is  ... “S.O.S.!”  For this weeks challenge create a card or project for Some One Special!         
Be sure to tell us who that special someone is and why they are special to you! 
You will have from now until midnight (EST) February 26th, 2011 to complete this challenge in order to be entered into the drawing for this week's fabulous prizes donated by:
PRIZE:
PRIZE: Winner’s Choice of FOUR Digis!



This is my first attempt at making a vintage card.  I wanted to do something a little different than i normally do for my Mum's 75th birthday.  Obviously, she's special to me cos she's my Mum, but she's also had it hard the last few months with Dad being diagnosed with Prostate Cancer and then attending every treatment session with him for the last 7 weeks, 5 days a week.  Through all this time she's tried to stay positive and jolly everyone along.  She's always there for you when you want a natter, moan or encouragement.  She is a special lady, even though at times she does exasperate me LOL ... i wouldn't be without her!!!


To make this card I used :~
CS ~ Stash
DP's ~ Bearly Mine Floral Fantasy
Image and Sentiment ~ Create with TLC
Pearls & Lace ~ Stash
Tools ~ Sansodor, Pencil Crayons, Blending Stumps, Diamond Stickles, Sewing Machine

Monday, 21 February 2011

Grandparents = Grandangels

My Mum was 75 last Friday and although it was a big birthday, it wasn't really celebrated because the focus was on Dad's last Radiotherapy session.   However, we did try to make her feel special by having her and Dad round for Sunday Lunch.  


As soon as I saw this card I thought of my Mum .... she just adores all most of her Grandchildren (there's always a couple of kids you just dont get!) and none more than her 2 Great Grandson's, my Grandbabies, Rylee and Koree!  Mo could have drawn this image looking at my Mum with the boys.  Its just perfect ...

To make this card I used:~
CS ~ Stash
DP's ~ Cuddly Buddly & Pink Petticoat
Image ~ Mo's Digital Pencil Too ~ Bedtime Stories
Sentiment ~ Create with TLC
Pearls& Flowers ~ Stash
Tools ~ Birch Leaf Punch, Sewing Machine, Pencil Crayons, Blending Stumps, Sansodor, Nesties, Sakura Stardust Pen (Silver)

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Just Magnolia Challenge 94 ~ Love You

This week's challenge is sponsored by Crafts U Love and they are supplying a £10 voucher for the lucky winner to spend on anything in their shop or online!

The challenge this week is a theme – Love You.  It’s a bit late for Valentines Day but the card does not have to be a Valentines card, it could be marriage, anniversary, engagement, love for a friend/child/parent/pet or whatever the Love You theme inspires you to make.   The challenge closes next Thursday 24th February.


This card was made for a special friend of mine Paula, for her birthday.  She is the most fabulous friend anyone could wish for.  She's funny and great to be around and we ALL love her loads!  

To make this card I used:~
CS ~ Stash
DP's ~ Summer Driggs
Image ~ Magnolia Tilda with Birthday Cake
Sentiment ~ Create with TLC
Pearls ~ Stash
Tools ~ Sewing Machine, Pencil Crayons, Blending Stumps, Sansodor, Diamond Stickles, Sakura Glaze Pen (yellow)

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Sketch Saturday Challenge #143

This week our challenge is sponsored by Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps!  New stamps are added almost daily to their site, each month you can take advantage of their 99 cent specials too!   Not forgetting the free collab that you will receive with a minimum purchase of $10.00, this changes each month, so every month when you go shopping with Stitchy, you get freebies! how cool is that?

This weeks Challenge winner will win a $10.00 shopping spree at Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps! :)


here is the card I made ....


To make this card I used :~
CS ~ Stash
DP's ~ Kevin & Amanda ~ Spring Mini Kit and Pink Petticoat ~ Gingham
Image ~ Mo's Digital Pencil Too
Sentiment ~ Create with TLC
Shells, Buttons & Starfish ~ Stash
Tools ~ Sewing Machine, Pencil Crayons, Sansodor, Blending Stumps

Friday, 18 February 2011

Stamp with Fun Challenge #98

This week is a wonderful sketch from designer,Emmi41 and sponsored by Paper Pretties ...


This is what i did with the sketch ...


To make this card I used ....
CS ~ Stash
DP's ~ Summer Driggs
Image ~ Chubby Fairy ~ Digital Pencil Too
Flowers & Pearls ~ Stash (just noticed that one of the pearls has moved! ... how rude!)
Sentiment ~ Create with TLC
Tools ~ Sewing Machine, Pencil Crayons, Blending Stumps, Sansodor, Sakura Stardust Pen (Gold), Diamond Stickles

Monday, 14 February 2011

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge ~ Challenge #98

This week's challenge is a… “LOVIN’ FROM THE OVEN!”  For this weeks challenge you need to create a card or project that has something to do with food!  You are free to achieve this anyway you see fit as long as it has something to do with FOOD some way, somehow! …Oh, and don’t forget to STAMP! 


This is what i made for my daughter to give her boyfriend for Valentine's Day  ....







What could be more fitting for the challenge but handmade Viennese Chocolate Truffles?!


To make this box I used ....
CS ~ Stash
DP's ~ Bearly Mine ~ Floral Fantasty & Pink Petticoat Gingham
Image ~ Magnolia Tilda
Sentiment ~ Create with TLC
Ribbon, Brads, Flowers & Charm ~ Stash
Chocolate Tray ~ from somewhere online, sorry can't remember i've had them ages.

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Sunday Sketch & Stamp ~ Challenge #47 Lisa's Sketch

Sunday Sketch & Stamp has a sketch created by Lisa for this weeks Challenge.  The winner will receive a wonderful surprise from this week's sponsor, The Stamping Boutique

 
This weeks Sketch .....


... and this is what i've done with it ....


To make this card i used:~
CS ~ Stash
DP's ~ Bearly Mine ~ Delicious Delights & Pink Petticoat ~ Gingham
Image ~ Magnolia Baking Tilda
Sentiment ~ Create with TLC
Charm and Pearls ~ Stash
Tools ~ Sewing Machine, Pencil Crayons, Sansodor, Blending Stumps, Eyelet Setter, Sakura Glaze Pen (Red)

Sketch Saturday Challenge #142

This week's challenge is sponsored by our regular sponsor, Simon Says Stamp!

"With over 100,000 items in stock, Simon is proud to offer the best selection of Rubber Stamps, Scrapbooking, Artist Trading Cards, Altered Art, and Paper Crafting Supplies in the world!"

A $25 gift certificate will be awarded to our lucky winner this week to spend on goodies in the SSS store!


And with LOADS of goodies available to suit all styles you're bound to have that $25 soon spent!

This weeks Sketch is ...


and here is what i did with the sketch ....


To make this card I used:~
CS ~ Stash
DP's ~ Fresh Choc Delice ~ Free Download but i dont remember where from now!
Image ~ Digital Pencil Too ~ Angel with Puppy
Sentiment ~ Create with TLC
Flowers & Pearls ~ Stash
Tools ~ Sewing Machine, Pencil Crayons, Sansodor, Blending Stumps, Nesties, Cuttlebug, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Bearly Mine Challenge #3 & Mojo Monday 177

Challenge #3 is "For Men or Boys"  the challenge has been set by Vix and she'd like to see cards made for Men or Boys.

My Dad wants 3 Thank you cards making for the Radiotherapy Dept ready for when he finishes his last treatment on 18th February.  Not all of the staff are women, a large percentage are men, so we didn't want to make girly, girly cards especially as its from a man too!  This is a fab challenge for me and fits in really well with what i need to do!

using the fab sketch from Mojo Monday this is the card i created ...


To make this card I used:~
CS ~ Stash
DP's ~ Bearly Mine Freebies
Image ~ RAK from Linda
Sentiment ~ A fab specially created one from Create with TLC
Pearls ~ Stash
Tools ~ Sewing Machine, Blending Stumps No.0, Sansodor, Pencil Crayons

Monday, 7 February 2011

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge ~ Challenge #97

This week's challenge is a…

“HEARTS GONE WILD!”

"For this weeks challenge you will create a card or project that is filled with love and HEARTS! You are free to achieve this any way you see fit as long as it’s all about love and smothered in hearts! "
The Challenge closes midnight (EST) February 12th, 2011.  This week's fabulous prize has been donated by:

PRIZE: $20.00 Gift Certificate
Winner pays shipping!


To make this card I used:~
CS ~ Stash
DP's ~ Bearly Mine Floral Fantasy & Pink Petticoat Gingham
Image ~ Magnolia Shy Tilda & Kissing Edwin
Sentiment ~ Create with TLC
Flowers and Pearls ~ Stash
Tools ~ Heart Coluzzle, Sewing Machine, Pencil Crayons, Blending Stumps, Sansodor

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Sunday Sketch & Stamp ~ Challenge #46 Erin's Sketch

This fortnight's challenge is a sketch created by Erin...

And here is what i did with it ...


To make this card I used:~
CS ~ Stash
DP's ~ Summer Driggs
Image ~ Penny Black
Sentiment ~ Create with TLC
Ribbon, Flower & Pearls ~ Stash
Tools ~ Sewing Machine, Nesties, Cuttlebug, Pencil Crayons, Sansodor, Blending Stumps

This is the first of 3 cards that Dad has asked me to make for the hospital staff at Derby Royal in the Radiotherapy Dept.  They have been wonderful, extremely kind and supportive all through the last 5 weeks of treatment and no doubt will continue to be for the next 2 weeks LOL!