Sorry still no new cards to show you, but the decorator is now finished here and I am in the middle to trying to put my craftroom back together - I have managed to get the computer up and running to that is a good start and hopefully I can get a card done tomorrow night.
I just wanted to remind you that you still have 1 day left to enter the monthly challenge over at Squiggle Stamps. You can read all about it Here.
Here is a photo of the fab prize that is up for grabs - so get those Squiggle stamps - or pop on over to Squiggle Stamps and get yourself one of the fab digi images that are available to use immediately - they start at 99p - bargain.
I do hope you will be able to join us.
Thursday, 29 April 2010
Wednesday, 28 April 2010
We have some more gorgeous colours for you to play with this week at Copics Colour Challenge.
We are sponsored this week by Crafts U Love and they have offered a fabulous prize of 3 CC designs stamps to one lucky winner - you can read all about it Here . Such a fab prize - I do so love CC Designs stamps.
Spookily enough, before I knew what this week's sponsore prize was, I had decided to use a CC Designs image on my card for this week's challenge. This one is from the Swiss Pixies range, the papers are all from Papermania as is the sentiment and the flowers are by prima. The sketch is the current one at Anyone for Anya where they have now opened the challenge up to CC Designs stamps as well at Greetings Farm ones.
I do hope that you have lots of fun with these gorgeous colours.
Tuesday, 27 April 2010
Hello and welcome to another challenge at A Spoon Full of Sugar and this week our challenge has been set by our own Michelle who is looking for you to create something 3D and this could be as simple as layering your image using foam squares or create something 3D.
We are sponsored this week by Bunny Zoes Crafts, so please go check out the fab prize and see what the DT have created this week Here.
I have chosen to alter a giftbag. This is one that I picked up on sale at Tesco after Mother's day. The image is one of a new collection of cute little mice from Digi Stamp Boutique and the papers are by DCWV. I have used a sentiment from Papermania and the flowers are by Prima.
The sketch that I have followed is the one at Sketch Saturday
Have a great 3D week.
Monday, 26 April 2010
I have managed to get a bit of time over the weekend to have a play around with the fab sketch over at Friday Sketchers this week and here is my entry.
I have used the gorgeous Home Sweet Home digi image from Squiggle Stamps, which at 99p is just brilliant value for money. The papers that I have used are all by Bo Bunny and the flowers by Bo Bunny.
Not too sure how much crafting time that I will have this week as I have the decorators in at the moment and my craft room is all packed up for the time being. It looks like that room will be the last one to get painted so I really could be climbing the walls by the end of the week. Luckily I managed to get a bit of time over the weekend to get most of my DT commitments for the week done.
Have a great week.
Thursday, 22 April 2010
This time around at Pixie Dust Studios Challenge we are looking for you to use a tag somewhere on your card or project, we do not insist on you using a Pixie Dust Studios image, but of course we would be delighted if you did and you can see all Kathy's gorgeous digi images Here. Of course the brilliant thing about digis is that you can use them almost immediately after purchase and resize them to fit all your projects perfectly.
I have used Meadow Princess on my card and I think she must be one of my favourite images ever, the papers are all from the Papermania Rose Garden collection as is the little tag and Smile sentiment. The sketch is one from Sunday Sketch and Stamp where they are having their 1st Birthday celebrations and you can use any of the sketches that they have used over the past year. I think that this sketch is just perfect with this image so really show it off.
Please do pop on over to the blog Here to read all about the challenge and also take a peek at the gorgeous creations from the DT.
Wednesday, 21 April 2010
This time around at Nutty Nutshells we are asking you to make something Spring like, so flowers, sun shine and nice bright colours, anything that reminds you of Spring.
The fab prize for this challenge is some beautiful Camelot Roses from Prima and your choice of Nutcrafters Digi stamp - you can read all about it Here
Please just remember that you must use ANY line of stamps that the Nutcrafter's store carries to qualify for the prize!!! That makes it nice and easy for everyone to participate!! So go over to Nutcrafter's and see the selection of stamps from lots of different companies such as The Greeting Farm, Stampavie, Magnolia, Ladybug & Friends, High Hopes, Buddy Bear and Sarah Kay. You can also get their own line of Nutshells, Harriet Hurst and our Digi Images. You're sure to have something you can use to win yourself a great prize.
On my card I have used one of the original Nutshells stamps - this one is called Mac and you can get her Here. The papers and sentiment are all by Papermania and the sketch that I have followed is the one at Everybody Art Challenge.
I hope you all have some fun making something Spring like.
Here we are at Wednesday again (where does the time go?) and time for another Copics Colour Challenge. This week we welcome back another of our regular sponsors, InStyle. InStyle offer fabulous designs in digi and rubber which are just a dream to colour.
InStyle are very generously offering this weeks winner 2 digi images from their huge range.
To win, all you need to do is to create something using the following Copic Colours.
I just love these really pretty colours. But if you haven't got these colours.... well, you know the drill by now! Please just use the nearest Copic in your collection which gives roughly the same effect.
You will need to excuse the quality of my photos today. I was running really late with getting my cards finished last night and brought them into work to take the pics first thing this morning. When I got my camera out it appears that I must have left it switched on the last time and the battery had run out. I was in a real panic not knowing what to do, but then had the thought that I could try using my mobile phone - not the best quality of photo, but as this is a DT card and I did not want to let the team down - I guess that anything is better than nothing.
As you can see, I have used one of InStyle's gorgeous imnages and the papers are all by DCWV and I have just cut the little flowers from one of the pieces of paper.
Do pop on by the CCC blog Here to see the gorgeous cards from the others on the DT and read all about this week's challenge.
Oh nearly forgot to mention - I have used the current sketch at Papertake Weekly.
Tuesday, 20 April 2010
Tuesday and time for another challenge at A Spoon Full of Sugar.
Our theme this week was picked by Debbiewho will be celebrating her 40th birthday tomorrow, so she decided on the theme Happy Birthday.
This week sponsoring our challenge is the lovely Denise from Whimsy Stamps and she has very kindly offered our winner a $15 gift certificate to spend in the whimsy shop. Whimsy have also just released a range of digi images and Denise kindly offered the DT a chance to work with these images this week.
I have chosen this really cute turtle and I think he looks great just hanging there. The sentiment is also a Whimsy digi. The papers are from MME - bloom and grow and I have also cut the flowers from the same range of papers. I have used the sketch this week at Friday Sketchers.
I know that you will all enjoy making some Birthday cards this week and I really look forward to seeing your gorgeous creations.
Monday, 19 April 2010
Well here we are, start of another week and it is beautiful day here in Inverness today and this bright colours little notebook project fits in beautifully with the blue sky and sunshine here today.
I have used one of the original stamps from the first Squiggle Stamps launch on this little notebook that I have altered. This image is from the Whimsical Occasions range and is called Lovey Dovey and is available both in rubber and digi-form Here.
The papers that I have used are all from the Papermania, used Retro flower punches to cut the flowers and I have followed the current sketch at Truly Scrumptious.
I have used this lovely little stamp in the past for Wedding and Engagement cards but as you can see it is a really useful little stamp for all kinds of occasions.
Friday, 16 April 2010
Kathy at Pixie Dust Studio is looking to add four NEW Pixies to the Design team!!
You can read all about it Here
Email your application to email@example.com.
Put Pixie DT in your email subject line,
Kathy is also to offering this fun FREE digi for you to play with..Wink is getting his castle ready for the New DT members!
WINK will only be FREE for a limted time..so please catch him before he gets away!.
Have a great weekend.
Thursday, 15 April 2010
Today, Kathy has another great release at Pixie Dust Studio and this one is called Pass the Peas - how cute are these images?
All of these images are now available to purchase Here.
We also have a new challenge up at running at Pixie Challenge and this time around we are looking for cards and projects which use Green as the main colour. I have chosen to use one of the new release images and this one is called Baby on Board. The papers and flower are all from a QVC kit that I bought ages ago and I have generated the sentiment on the computer. I have followed the sketch at Mojo Monday this week. Please pop on over to the blog Here to read more about the challenge this week, the prize and also to see the fab samples from the DT.
I look forward to seeing your creations with this week's theme.
Wednesday, 14 April 2010
Hello and welcome to another Copics Colour Challenge. We are sponsored by Toodles and Binks and they have kindly offered 2 Toodles and Binks stamps, a packet of Zoomz and a bundle of embellies! - great prize I think.
I have used this cute little freebie digi image from Bugaboo Images this week on my Get Well card. I have created the sentiment on the computer and the sketch that I have followed is from Friday Sketchers and what a great one this is, flower is by prima.
Sorry, yet again I cannot tell you who these papers are by!! These are some that I acquired when I raided by good friend Tracy's paper cupboard - thanks Tracy and I have no idea who they are by.
Have a great week and have fun with these colours.
There will be a new release tomorrow at Pixie Dust Studios called Pass the Peas and the DT have already started some some sneek peeks from this fab little release. Here is my first card and this one features Princess Pea. The papers are all by Imaginsce and the flowers by prima. I have followed the current sketch at Sketch and Stash.
Please pop onto the blog Here to hear all about this new release and pop on my the rest of the DT to see their fab creations with these great stamps.
I will be back tomorrow with my Pixie Challenge card and a picture of the full release.
Tuesday, 13 April 2010
We have a fantastic sketch for you to follow at A Spoon Full of Sugar this week which has been created by our own Nikki.
Nikki and Lacey's company Wags n Whiskers are sponsoring our challenge this week and you can read all about this week's challenge and the fab prize on offer Here.
The DT were all offered one of the new "Lets Play" release from Wags n Whiskers to play with this week and this little image is just soo cute. You can read all about all the stamps Here.
The papers that I have used are all from We are Memory Keepers pad and the sentiment is from the Pink Parfait collection from Forever Friends.
Please do pop on to the A Spoon Full blog to see the gorgeous creations by the DT with these fab stamps this week.
Monday, 12 April 2010
I have been playing around with my style over the past week and this weekeend I decided that I would try to keep it really simple (not an easy thing for me to do!!)
I have used only 1 piece of DP and 5 flowers that I have cut from scraps left over in my scrap box, 1 blank white card which I have doodled on a bit and the gorgeous Daisy with Balloon stamp which is available in rubber or in digi form Here. I have used the digi version as I wanted her to be a particular size to fit on this card.
I have carried the same paper through to the inside and just added a few of the flowers.
This is certainly a great way of using up all those scraps of DP and I think that the image also stands out really well as it is now the main focus of the card.
I would be interested to hear your thoughts on this style - I think it works and perhaps it could be even more clean and simple?
Have a great week.
Friday, 9 April 2010
Well it is Friday again - yippee, and time for another challenge at DU2DS and this time around we are looking for some metal on your cards or projects. You can see how the rest of the DT have interpreted this challenge Here and all that we ask really is that you remember to use a digi stamp somewhere on your card.
I have used this really cute little image from Bugboo stamps which I have had for ages - I think it may have been one of their freebies at some point. The papers that I have used are all from an Eline's babies pack by Marianne Designs and the flowers are by prima. I have used the current sketch at Papertake Weekly.
It looks like we are set for a good weekend here, so fingers crossed we may get some sunshine.
Have a great weekend.
Thursday, 8 April 2010
This week at Pixie Dust Studio Pixie Challenge we are looking for cards and projects featuring something with wings or something that flies.
The image that I have chosen to use for my card is Island Pixie from the Paradise collection and she is available to buy Here. The papers that I have used are all from the Papermania Rose Garden Collection as is the die cut sentiment, the flowers are by Prima.
I have followed the sketch at Truly Scrupmtious.
Please pop on over to the blog Here to see what the rest of the Pixies have created for this fab challange and also to read all about how to enter and be in with a chance of winning this week's prize.
We have another fantastic collection of images due to be released at Pixie Dust Studios on the 15th April called "Pass the Peas" to do watch out for some sneek peeks with these gorgeous images leading up to this release.
Wednesday, 7 April 2010
Time for another challenge at Nutty Nutshells Wednesday and the theme this time around is to create a shaped card or project - no square or rectangle card this time around.
I have made another of these bookmarks that I just love. I have used Luna Cupcake Fairy from the Nutshells Cutie Pie range. You can find the Cutie Pie range Here. The papers that I have used are by DCWV and I have cut the ovals with nestabilities.
Please check out what you need to do to enter this challenge and also read about the fab prize Here.
Here are the colours for this week's Copics Colour Challenge. Please check out the blog Here to read all about this week's prize and also to check out the gorgeous cards from the rest of the DT with these colours this week.
I have used this super cute image from Di's Digital Downloads on this card and the papers are all from the gorgeous pads from Eline's Babies by Marianne Design, I have used papers from both the pink and blue collections and I just adore these papers. The little flowers were left over from a Papermania pack with butterflies that I have had in my stash for some time.
I have used the sketch over at Create 4 Fun
Thanks for looking.
Tuesday, 6 April 2010
We have another great challenge up and running today at A Spoon Full of Sugar and this time around we have the theme One for the Boys.
You can check out what the DT have been up to and read all about this week's prize Here.
I have used one of the cute digi images from Squiggle Stamps. This one is called Little Inventors, and e comes with a little dog, but in order to fit him within the oval nestability, I have ommited the little dog. The papers are all by Sandy Lion as is the sentiment.
I have followed the currrent sketch at Friday Sketchers
Thursday, 1 April 2010
Time for another great challenge over at Squiggle Stamps and just look at the fabulous prize that Squiggle Mama Tracy has put together for this month.
Our super talented DT member Tracey has given us this fabulous sketch to follow, so pop on over to the Squiggles blog Here to read all about how to enter this challenge.
I have used one of the new Fenella and Friends digi stamps which you can purchase Here and this little cutie is called Brollie Girl. ALl the papers that I have used are by Wild Rose Studios.
I hope that you have fun with this challenge and I look forward to seeing your creations.