Friday, 28 August 2009

Flutter By Wednesday meets Whiff of Joy and Pile It On

This week on Flutter By Wednesday the challenge has been set by the mega talented Kim and she would love to see you use your favourite quote along with your butterfly or fairy, can you believe I don´t own any quotation stamps so I have used one of my favourite sentiments.
Whiff of Joy have set the challenge of adding Bling to your project and Pile It On say Good things come in "Threes".

I have coloured my sweet image with Copics and hopefully I will get better as time goes on. This is the first time I have used these but do feel a genuine love for them already. I have added a wee bit glamour dust to her wings and my papers are from Designer Extreme Vol 1. Flowers and gems are from my stash apart from the punched out retros which I also coloured with my copics.

I hope you all enjoy a wonderful weekend doing what you like best of all.

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Challenge 25 - Sketch

Well I am now back from my wee jaunt to UK and totally shattered. I forgot how tiring it is to look after a 2, 4 and 7 year old full time so I take my hat off to all you lovely grandmas´who do it regularly.
It is my turn to set the Challenge this week with the Creative Card Crew and I have chosen one of Sharon´s super sketches as I know how much we all love playing with these plus it is a wee while since we set a sketch challenge at CCC.

We also have a great prize from our Sponsor this week. Dew Drop Craftz are offering one FREE digital download AND any 2 stamps from the Misty B Range.

I have coloured my image with Prisma´s and all papers are from Designer Extreme Vol 111.

Enjoy your day and I hope the sun is shining for you. Off to catch up on my other DT card which is also late this week. -x-

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Creative Card Crew - Challenge 24

Our challenge this week at Creative Card Crew has been set by the very talented Paula and she has chosen the theme of "Christmas in August" so come on crafters and make a start on those much needed Christmas cards and join in to win.

I have coloured my sweet SN image with prismacolour pencils and matted and layered her with my nesties. All papers are from the newly released Designer Extreme Vol 111

which also has matching inserts.
Hopefully Mr. Blogger will be kind enough to post this on time as I will be in UK.

Saturday, 15 August 2009


Today´s Blog Hop is to celebrate the Launch of Bearly Mine Designs latest disc - Designer Extreme Vol. 111 which continues the series of Craft CD´s created by Donna. She has excelled herself with this latest disc combining the Papers and Inserts together on 1 CD rather than 2 and there are papers for all occasions and this one has a large selection of Christmas Papers and Inserts . . . and also Papers and Inserts for Halloween, Valentine's Day and even Easter.

The Design Team and myself have been making some cards to show you a few of the Papers and Inserts included on this disk ...hence the reason we're having a Blog Hop ... and it wouldn't be a Blog Hop without some candy too, so we´re offering one hopper (not sure if that's the right terminology) the chance to win this new CD but you must comment on every Blog to be in with a chance to WIN.
If you have arrived from Amy´s Blog you are in the right place and if not please go back to Donna´s where the Hop begins and follow all the way through.
When you´re done with my Blog please pop over to Kimmi´s .

I have coloured my sweet SN Penpal with Prismacolour Pencils adding a few gems for detail. The papers are my choice for this image and I have used pink card from stock for matting and used my latest MS punch to give a soft effect. Brads are from Papermania and flowers from my stash.

I have carried my inserts through as a contrast to main card.

Again I have used my Prismacolour Pencils with SN´s A Good Book image and I have chosen three different backing papers this time matting onto chocolate brown and again a MS punch for detail. Flowers were purchased at Harrogate Craft Fair and it is now time to order some more as I really love these ones.

I have carried my main green paper through and used a contrast detailed one, from the many that are available from the Insert Section, and added a little verse as it is always nice to let friends know you think of them.

As an added bonus for participating, two of the Design Team Members will also have a surprise candy on their blog ... but I'm not telling you who, you'll have to find out by visiting their blogs. So you now have three chances of winning a Blog Hop Candy.Unfortunately, or should I say lucky, Claire is away on her holidays at this time, so you won't be visiting her blog for this hop.
The winners will all be chosen by a random generator of the comments left on the blogs. So if you want a chance to win something, please leave some love on each of the DT's blogs.
Also as it's the launch day today for the disk, Donna is having a sale in her shop on all her previous disks, but for this weekend only.......ends Sunday at midnight. So head on over and check it out.

Sunday, 9 August 2009


Donna has now finished her new cd - Designer Extreme Volume 111 and to celebrate the launch on 15th August we are holding a Blog Hop so save the date and come along and hop along with us and see some of the latest new backing papers and inserts that have been used by Amy, Claire, Donna, Kimmi, Marcea, Sheila and myself.

There will also be a lovely Surprise Candy for one lucky person so remember to come along on Saturday 15th and Hop along.

Saturday, 1 August 2009

DT Call at La La Land Crafts

Irina from La La Land Crafts is looking for 6 people to join her Design Team and has put a call out, so if you love stamping take a trip over to La La Land Crafts to view the requirements. If you dont wish to design but want to get your crafting mitts on these stamps, which look like they are going to be a huge hit from the previews - make sure you follow the blog and also note down La-La Land Crafts Store as this is where you will be able to buy the stamps from 12th August.