Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Lilac and Lace

Good morning peeps, so what´s you up to today? I have too much to do but the sooner I get it done the easier it will be later on. A hoarder´s life is not an easy one and now I am paying the price rofl.

Anyhoo onto my card, this fortnight at Totally Tilda the theme is

Lilac and Lace

so why not pop over and join us.

I have coloured Tilda with copics and prismas and just had to add a bit glamour dust to her dress. Papers are from Bearly Mine Designs and roses from Wild Orchid Crafts . I have threaded some ribbon through the lace and finished off with a gorgeous pin from Posh Pins & Charms, pearls are from my stash.



Challenges:

Crafts and Me - Petals and Pearls

Creative Belli - Round and Metal - my pin

Delightful Sketches - Cute and Girly with pearls and lace

Fairy Fun Friday´s - Pearls and Lace

One Stitch at a Time - Girlie or colour scheme - I have gone for girlie

Papertake Weekly - Just the One - lace, ribbon, pin and punch

Paper Cutz - Use some Metal

Stampin´Sisters in Christ - Use some Metal


Monday, 30 August 2010

Soft Shades of Vintage

Good morning folks, hope all you lucky peeps in UK are enjoying your Bank Holiday and the weather is being kind to you. We are on Red Alert as the temperatures here are sizzling, much too hot for me but hopefully won´t have to suffer it for much longer ... watch this space!

Today sees the start of a new challenge at Die Cut Dreams and this week we would like to see

Soft shades of Vintage


Now this is something I never do and I was completely lost so decided to go back to decoupage which was my first love in crafting. She is a beauty IRL, 7 layers deep and will be popped in the post tomorrow to my friend who got me started crafting.





Challenges:


Bunny Zoe´s - Vintage
Creatalicious - Vintage

Dutch Dare Card - Vintage Summer

Tamiko´s - 3d

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Lili of the Valley #62

Good morning folks, we have another super challenge for you at Lili of the Valley . This week we would like to see you

Go dotty with circles

Lili of the Valley are offering a £10 voucher to be spent on the website this week, what a great chance to get your hands on the new images.

To be entered for the prize you must use a Lili of the Valley Stamp or Diecut Image on your creation.



I have inked up All Wrapped Up and coloured her with copics and prismas adding glamour dust for the extra wee sparkle. Papers are from Bearly Mine Designs Extreme Volume 111, roses and pearls from Wild Orchid Crafts and my flourish punch has seen the light of day at long last. The fringed ribbon was a bargain at only 50p a metre which I picked up in Chester market.

Challenges:

Creative Inspirations - Christmas in August

The Crazy Challenge - Christmas Cards

Wild Orchid - Make it sparkle

Craftalicious - Pearls & Swirls

Stampavie and more - Swirls



Don’t forget the New Animals Christmas Release from Lili of the Valley are available from the Lili of the Valley Website.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Tilda in Lemon

Good afternoon folks, hope you are all well and not sweltering away like I am, aah to be back in good ole UK - no harm dreaming is there? Finally got caught up with all the shopping and laundry so just need to apply myself and catch up on commenting now.

Anyhoo, the challenge at Die Cut Dreams this week is

Tilda in Lemon


I have coloured Tilda with copics and prismas, adding touches of glamour dust for a bit of sparkle. Paper is from stock, used a couple of punches, corners are by Double Do and the beautiful roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts - these too got the glamour treatment, ooh I luv me sparkle!


All That Scraps - Open Theme

Charisma Cardz - Die Cuts ... corners

fab´n´funky - Flower Power

Let´s Ink It Up - #1 ANYTHING GOES - with a twist - use the colour yellow

Moving Along With The Times - Glitter

Stamp with Fun - Card for a Girl

Totally Stampalicious - Texture-Licious ... the double corners are deeply textured as is the cream card Tilda is sat on.

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Totally Tilda #3 - Stitching

Good afternoon peeps, hope you are all well and enjoying a relaxing weekend. We had a fabulous holiday in UK but the time just flew by and we weren´t ready for our return to Spain. It was wonderful to see and play with our grandsons´ but unfortunately we didn´t have time to visit our eldest,Ryan. Let´s hope we can sell up and return to UK permanently.

Anyhoo onto today´s card, Totally Tilda have set the theme for

Stitching
So we want to see lots stitching on your creations be it real or faux.

I decided to get my needle out and enjoy a bit of hand sewing, pattern is by Chris Bosman and I think perfect for this Tilda. I coloured with prismas and chalks and punched all the corners. Paper is from an old pad by Papermania and flowers from where else but the fabulous Wild Orchid Crafts, their service is fantastic and I brought another order home with me.



Challenges:

Everybody Art Challenge - In the Garden

Paper Cutz - Anything goes

Fairy Fun Friday´s - Punch It


Sunday, 15 August 2010

Lili of the Valley and a Sneak Peek

I am really enjoying these cooler temperatures in UK, had both plenty rain and sunshine so a perfect combination.

This week at Lili of the Valley our theme is
Four Seasons – we would like to see cards that reflect, Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter

Lili of the Valley are offering a £10 voucher to be spend on the website this week, what a great chance to get your hands on the new images.

I have inked up James the Bear - Christmas Cracker and coloured him with copics and prismas, adding the necessary glamour dust for that wee bit of sparkle. Mounted him on a nestie added a few gems and the double corner dies are by Double Do.



Sentiment is from See D.



I really enjoyed doing a bit of paper`embroidery which I find so therapeutic.

Challenges:

 Crafty Catz - Animals
 Stampavie and more - Christmas in Summer
 The Pixie Cottage - Sketch and/or A Fancy Fold










Monday, 9 August 2010

Who´s for cutting it up?

Morning peeps, hope you are all well and had a really good weekend. I am on cloud nine cos count down time is here for some lovely cool weather, roll on Wednesday when I can escape this heat - UK here I come! Maybe better get a wee crafty shopping list ready, what thinks you?

Today sees the start of a new challenge at Die Cut Dreams and this week we would like to see some

MATERIAL

on your creations but you must use material other than ribbon or trim to be in with a chance to win this weeks prize.




Bloomin heck hubby wasn´t too pleased when he saw I had cut into his shirt, poor darling does the ironing and said at least I could have let him wear it first, hey come on I didn´t want a sweaty bit o material - trust men!


I decided to cut the circular panel with my nestie and now wish I had mounted it onto white card - this shirt is/WAS so fine and the orange card does show through a bit but whey hey it is all in the aid of completing a challenge ROFL.



I have inked up Sailing Boat from Lili of the Valley and coloured with copics and prismas, these stamps are such a snip at only £3.75 each. I stamped onto the shirt with versafine to create the sails and again onto the orange card for the mast and flag. I also recycled some wire from a wine bottle to create the wee beaded dangly, added a cute wee yacht charm sent by a friend, spacer and brad all from stash. Backing paper is by Papermania and corners are Double Do dies.



Challenges:


Craft Your Days Away - Favourite Things ... mine are Lili of the Valley Stamps

Creative Inspirations - Recycle

One Stop Craft - Summer Fun

Secret Saturday - It´s a Man´s World ... Male related

Simon Says - Sing It Baby ... Little Boy Blue ... Sailing

Stamptacular - Snips and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails ... just for boys


Thursday, 5 August 2010

Lili of the Valley - Sketch

Good morning and welcome to a new challenge at Lili of the Valley , from this week we are reverting back to a Weekly Challenge.

Lili of the Valley are again offering 2 stamps of the Winners choice as a Prize and to be eligible you must use a Lili of the Valley Stamp or Diecut Image on your creation.

Our theme this week is this fabulous Sketch designed by our lovely Bev .

I have rotated the sketch and coloured "Skating Along", from the Christmas People Collection, by Lili of the Valley and coloured with my copics and prismas adding glamour dust for that extra sparkle. Papers are from Bearly Mine Designs, ribbon and floral detail from my stash.

Challenges:

Creative Craft - Animal Antics
Cute Card Thursday - Whateva
Moving Along With The Times - Christmas
Rosie-D´s - All Creatures Great and Small

Monday, 2 August 2010

Die Cut Dreams #59

Good morning folks, hope you have all had a fabulous weekend. We have just lazed around cos it is far too hot to do anything else, roll on our holiday to UK where we hope to find some real cool weather.

Monday again and that means a new challenge at the Die Cut Dreams and this week is the first week we have the new and very talented Design Team sharing their stunning creations so be sure to pop over to the blog to view or better still pay them a visit - links can be found on my sidebar. Lyn AKA Spyder and Linda are our Guest Designers this week along with Vikki our monthly sponsor from Posh Pins and Charms



The theme for this week´s challenge is

GINGHAM

use anything you wish , any colour you wish, as long as your creation has Gingham on it.


I have used gingham ribbon from my stash.




I have coloured my image, from Cuddly Buddly, with copics and prismas adding touches of glamour dust, gems to his waistcoat and a pearl to the walking stick. Papers and sentiment are from Stampin Up, corners are Double Do´s.

Challenges:

Allsorts - Dressing Up ... well he does have his Top Hat and best Waitcoat on rofl
Mami Doodles - Anything goes
Simon Says - We are all going dotty

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Totally Tilda #2

Good morning folks, hope you are all well. Gosh where have the last 4 weeks gone? From today Totally Tilda are going fortnightly, wow we were overwhelmed with the amount of beautiful entries for Challenge #1 and hope you will all come back and play again with our new challenge.

We are very fortunate to have Bert Pickles AKA Fairy Prairie join our DT, welcome onboard sweetie - and also a warm welcome to Katie who is our Guest Designer this challenge.

We are also very lucky to be sponsored by the lovely Nikki from Bunny-Zoe Crafts and the Prize for one lucky person is;




Our challenge for this fortnight is to

Make a SHAPED CARD

But NO Squares OR Rectangles and NO Easel cards.

Susie gave the DT some of her new die cut cards on stands to play with and they are now available in her shop at Die cut Dreams and what a dream they are to work with.

I challenged myself to make use of my neglected punches and really enjoyed myself. They are just normal punches, not circular, and the best way I can describe their use is to cut a 5 or 7cm circle in centre - depends on pattern spread of the punch, it really is a case of trying for yourself. I then punch at 12, 6, 3 and 9 0´ clock then twice inbetween each of these.

I have coloured Tilda with copics and prismas and cut her out, ooh that stem did test my patience rofl. Roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts and I don´t think you can go overboard with them - they are so addictive, memo to self ... place another order. Sentiment is from Stampin Up, cut with my nesties and layered onto another punched shape and that´s about it lol.

Challenges:

Crafty Ann´s - Lazy, Hazy Days of Summer
Crafty Creations - Summer Lovin´
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Texting Crazy
One Stop Craft - Patterns