Monday, 26 July 2010

Die Cut Dreams - Tilda in Blue

Good morning folks, welcome to a new challenge at Die Cut Dreams.
This weeks challenge theme is


Tilda in Blue



Your card has to be mainly Blue, you can use skin and hair colours and a dash of black and white with a minimal dash of another colour. This week we are also joined by our very special guest designer Trisha and if you need a little inspiration just take a look at the stunning creations our fab Design Team have created, links are in my sidebar.

I would also like to extend a warm welcome to our new teamies, Liz Marsden, Dawn, Deb‘s R, Tracy, Pamela & Crafty Chris who will be joining us from next week.




My circular card is from the Shaped Cards on Stands from Die Cut Dreams and at only £2.99 for 18pieces, making 6 cards, this is a real bargain. I covered the plain circle with paper from my stash and added a doily.
I have coloured Tilda with copics and prismas with a touch of glamour dust, roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts, sentiment is Stampin Up and cut with my nesties.



Challenges:

Charisma Cardz - Anything but Square

Craftalicious - Birthdays

Lots To Do - Shapes

Ooh La La Creations - Birthday

Stamp Something - Something Flowery

The Stamp Man - Anything Goes

Totally Stampalicious - Birthdays

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Carol Singing

Good morning and welcome to a new challenge at Lili of the Valley. This fortnight we have a wonderful

Sketch

for you, designed by our very own Bev. This was a dream to work with and one I will be using over and over again.


I have inked up "Carol Singing" from the new Lili of the Valley Christmas 2010 - Christmas People Collection. Ooh they are all adorable and I count myself so fortunate working with all these fabulous images and you can get yours too at Lili of the Valley.
I have coloured with copics and prisma´s and just had to add touches of glamour dust cos chrissie cards need to glitter, well that is my excuse and I´m sticking to it - just like the glitter does to me rofl. Papers are Stampin Up, the gorgeous roses from Wild Orchid Crafts, punch is a Martha Stewart and the card candy is from my stash.



Challenges:

Christmas Stampin´ All Year Long - Bling It Up
Cupcakes - Cats & Dogs
Ooh La La Creations - Christmas in July
One Stop Craft - Pink, Blue, Green & a hint of Red

Monday, 19 July 2010

Fairy Greetings

Good morning folks, I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. I spent mine in my craft room as it is far too hot to go outside.
This week at Die Cut Dreams we challenge you to use

Acetate

I have inked up Candytuft and coloured her with a mixture of copics and prisma´s, stamped the wings again on acetate, glittered well and 3d´d then added touches of glamour dust to the flowers. Roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts, papers and pearls from stash.




Challenges:

Allsorts - Summer Days
Crafter´s Companion - Sketch
Creatilicious - 3d
Flutter By Wednesday - Use 3 layers plus a Butterfly,Fairy or Angel ... both cards

Papertake Weekly - In the Garden

The Craft Garden - Fairy ... both cards
Wild Orchid - Say it with Flowers ... both cards

The winner of my candy from the blog hop is Crazy Craft Shed, well done Dianne - please email me your snail mail by Friday.

We are also looking to expand our team so please check out the Blog for full details.

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This week at Sweet Pea Stampers we have a colour combo for you

Black and White plus one other colour

I have used Black Rose Fairy and coloured her with copics and prismas, out came my glue pen and black glitter to the tips of her wings and details on her dress. I added some gems from stash to her dress and pendant. Scrolls are BigZ, flowers and pearls from the one and only Wild Orchid Crafts.


Challenges:

Crafts and Me - Black, Pink and White
Flutter By Wednesday - Use 3 layers plus a Butterfly, Fairy or Angel

The Craft Garden - Fairy
Wild Orchid - Say it with Flowers

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Lili of the Valley Ideas to Inspire Candy

Lili of the Valley is giving away some early Christmas candy on their Ideas to Inspire blog, so pop across and enter to be in with a chance. You only have till Wednesday 21st July so be quick!


Go on get yer skates on! -x-

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Meet James

Lili of the Valley are helping to satisfy your Christmas stamping desires early with some fantastic festive images!! There will be over 40 designs released in the next couple of months including some gorgeous Kids Nativity stamps which you won’t be able to resist, loads of traditional Christmas characters and scenes which are just so cute, plus Polar Bears, Pups and Penguins and more of their fantastic Bear, now called James! The first set of 15-20 designs are released next Wednesday 14th July so look out for sneak peaks and beautiful cards on all the LOTV Design Team’s Blogs!




I have inked up James the Bear - Pile of Presents and coloured him with my poor neglected Prismas, isn´t he just adorable! He was released on 2nd of July and is available on the new A5 stamps sheets which are currently for sale at only £12!! It's crazy really when you think that there is over £18 worth of stamps on there - but they´re part of Lili of the Valley's Midsummer Madness 10 days which is running from 2nd - 12th July, so not long left before you can grab this bargain.

I cut him out with my nesties then added the necessary sparkle with glamour dust. Papers are DCWV, sentiment by See D, ribbons from stash and roses ofcourse from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Challenges:

Christmas Stampin´All Year Long - Free Challenge

Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club - A Very Beary Merry Christmas

Friday Sketchers - Sketch

Winter Wonderland - Twas the Night Before Christmas

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Lili of the Valley and a Sneak Peak

Please scroll down for Die Cut Dreams Blog Hop

Did you know that Lili of the Valley are releasing over 40 Christmas designs in the next couple of months including some gorgeous Kids Nativity stamps which you won’t be able to resist, loads of traditional Christmas characters and scenes which are just so cute, plus Polar Bears, Pups and Penguins and more of their fantastic Bears, now called James!
The first set of 15-20 designs are released next Wednesday 14th July so look out for sneak peaks and beautiful cards on all the LOTV Design Team’s Blogs!

Lili of the Valley are offering two brand new Christmas stamps of your choice to the winner of this Challenge.

We have a fabulous sketch designed by Dawny P for Lili of the Valley Challenge this week.
To be entered for the prize you must use a Lili of the Valley Stamp or Diecut Image on your creation, we will still be pleased to see your entries using other stamps but they will not be entered for the prize.



I have used Christmas Angels with Crib from the Nativity Collection cut out with nesties and coloured with my copics, gold and crystal glamour dust on the stars and wings. Papers are from the Vintage Collection at Bearly Mine Designs, holly leaves are Sissix, ribbon from stash and flowers ofcourse from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Challenges:

Corrosive - Christmas Time
Die Cut Dreams Christmas - Holly Wreaths
Flutter By Wednesday - Open with a Butterfly, Angel or Fairy

The Pink Elephant - 3 Layers, 2 Die Cuts and a Ribbon

Monday, 5 July 2010

Red White and Blue

Please scroll down for Die Cut Dreams Blog Hop
Good morning peeps, are you all surviving this heat wave? I am wilting big style and just wish it would drop a few degrees.

This week at Sweet Pea Stampers we have a colour combo for you

Red, White and Blue







I have inked up Koi and coloured her with a mixture of copics and prismas, papers are SU and the red panel is a deeply embossed metalic paper which I found amongst my stash. Sentiment is a See D, ribbon woven through lace and flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts .

Challenges:

Crafty Sentiments - Sketch

Crafts and Me - Birthdays

Pixie Dust Studio - Red/White/Blue

Secret Crafter Saturday - Water

Stampin´Sisters in Christ - Use Red and/or Blue

Die Cut Dreams 1st Birthday Blog Hop

Can you believe its been a whole year since the Die Cut Dreams challenge started .... hasn't it been fun !!





To celebrate our birthday we are having a Blog Hop and all you have to do to be in with a chance to win is enter this weeks challenge first ... then do the Blog Hop.
We are joined this week by our old friend Vikki as Guest Designer and all the Dream Team girls including me have a little blog hop candy on our blogs so you need to hop round all our blogs, collect the letters and leave a comment. My candy will be a Surprise package for one lucky commenter.

If you have arrived here from Vikki´s Blog you are in the right place, if not please head back to Die Cut Dreams to retrace your steps and you will also find out what the fabulous prize on offer is there too.

This weeks Challenge theme is

1st Birthday so let´s see a No "1"

For my 1st card I have used a Kizzy Dizzy decoupage, it is ages since I did any decoupage considering this was my first love in carding. I have kept it simple and only added touches of gold glamour dust and gems. This card also fits the challenge at The Crafty Pad who have set the theme of Animal Fun.



The image for my 2nd card was a RAK , coloured with copics and prismas. I have cut him out and sat him upon the nesties. Sentiment is a See D, stars and brads are Papermania - paper and ribbons from my stash.


I have followed the sketch at Sketch and Stash, Paper Play want to see a card for a Child or Teenager, Charisma have set the theme of Metal Mickey and Everybody Art Challenge have a theme of Birthday´s.

Your next stop is Victoria´s Blog but you will need my letter before you leave so here it is.

M

Sunday, 4 July 2010

A few Challenges and not a DT card in sight ... ooh and a wee reminder too

Happy 4th July to all my American buddies, I hope you are all enjoying a wonderful day of celebrations.

I have dedicated this card to my teamies at Die Cut Dreams as we are 1 Year Old this week and are celebrating in style with a Blog Hop which starts tomorrow. All the DT´s have candy and there will also be a main prize up for grabs on the Die Cut Dreams blog so you won´t want to miss out.

I have followed the sketch at Sketch Saturday, Stampavie and More have set their theme of Sparkling, Craftilicious want to see Cute, Sir Stampalot have gone all seasonal with Lazy Hazy Days of Summer and Party Time Tuesday have set the theme Anything Goes Birthday.

Papers and sentiment are from SU, stamp is Sarah Kay and coloured with copics and prismas´, roses from Wild Orchid Crafts and rest from stash. Of course the glitter had to come out too but I was quite sparing with it ... this time.

I hope you are all enjoying a lazy Sunday afternoon, off for a dip in the pool to cool off. -x-

Friday, 2 July 2010

New Lili of the Valley A5 Favourite Stamp Sheets OUT TODAY


Thought I'd give you all the heads up on the new A5 stamps sheets that are out today. Lili of the Valley have got 4 sets of all their favourite LOTV Stamps - Oh so Girlie, Boy Oh Boy, Occasions and Merry Christmas. All the sheets have 4 full size LOTV stamps on there plus 8 greetings. They are currently for sale at only £12!! It's crazy really when you think that there is over £18 worth of stamps on there - but Laila and Lisa have made them part of their Midsummer Madness 10 days which is running from 2nd - 12th July. For the whole 10 days, all their die cuts are only 50p a sheet and, like I said, these brand new stamp sheets are only £12.They´ve picked their very best sellers for the sheets - except for the Christmas one which has 4 BRAND NEW designs on there. They thought they´d whet your appetite for their Christmas range of 40 stamps (yes 40 - they must be mad!) which they´re launching at the end of this month and in August.They´ve only got a limited supply of these sheets at the moment as they just want to see how they go - so if you want them I'd be quick as they took them to the Doncaster exhibition at the weekend and they were really popular.
CLICK HERE TO BUY THE SHEETS OR TO SEE MORE ABOUT THEM

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Totally Tilda #1

Today sees the launch of a brand new blog and I am so excited to be part of this DT. Yes at long last Totally Tilda has arrived!

We all love Tilda and we know there are lots of you just waiting for an excuse to ink this little lady up and we would love you to pop over and share your creations with us at Totally Tilda Blog.



Our first Challenge theme is ;


Chocolate
So let´s see lots of rich Browns & Creams, you can add a little dash of another colour if you wish but only a dash ... remember it´s a yummy Chocolate theme and also remember you must use Tilda on your creation.






As it´s our first Challenge we will have 2 prizes. Both Nikki from Bunny Zoe´s Crafts and Susie from Die cut Dreams are sponsoring with fab prizes so there will be 2 lucky winners.



Die Cut Dreams




Bunny Zoe´s Crafts









I have coloured Tilda with copics and layered her onto handmade paper, adding a few touches of glamour dust to the frills. Papers are BG Bittersweet from Bunny Zoe´s Crafts, flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, lace and pearls from my stash.

I wish to combine my card with A Pocket Full Of Posies whose theme is One For The Girls and Cupcake Craft whose fabulous Sketch I have used.

Don´t forget to pop my teamies blogs and leave them a little love, links are on my sidebar.