Thursday, 30 September 2010

Pixie Dust Studios - Challenge 42 - Swirly Swirls


This week over on the Pixie Dust Studio Challenge Blog our theme is Swirls. We want to see your cards/projects that include them.

I have used Snowmen Do Laundry from the Christmas Cuties collection on my card along with some papers by Dovecraft. I have cut the swirls with a Quickutz die and them covered them with some stickles for a bit of sparkle.
I have followed the sketch this week at Sunday Sketch and Stamp


Be sure to check out the Pixie Dust Studio Challenge Blog to see the rest of the DT creations.

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Nutshells Challenge #25 - Fall colours


Our challenge this time is to make something using Fall/Autumn Colors. So it's time to get out those oranges, greens, reds, yellows--anything that reminds you of Fall. You can create anything, as long as you use products that are sold over in the Nutcrafter's store.


You have until Oct. 6th to enter. We have some exciting things happening at Nutcrafter's!! We are going to have some major releases coming soon, so be sure that you watch for those. There are some Christmas images in our Harriet Hurst line that you will just have to have in your collection!! The Christmas shop just opened at the Nutcrafter's store, so be sure to go check it out!!

I have used the Nutshells witch on my Halloween goodie bag here along with some Halloween papers left over from last year. The kids just love these sweetie bags and I really need to get some more done in time for the big day!! I also need to stop eating the sweets as I pack the bags!!!


Remember you must use ANY stamp that the Nutcrafters store carries to qualify for the prize!!! That makes it nice and easy for everyone to participate!! So go over to Nutcrafters and see the selection of stamps. Be sure to check out one of the newest additions...Pink Pamper. You will love her and part of your purchase money goes to fight Breast Cancer!!

All you have to do is make your creation and leave a link in the comment section of the Nutshell's post with a direct link to your project, not your blog, your project prior to Oct.6th (this is a two week challenge).

Have fun.

Karen x

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Challenge 123 - Spots and Stripes


Our challenge this week at A Spoon Full of Sugar was chosen by our own Joanne and she has asked for Spots and Stripes.

We are sponsored this week by Melissa from Meljen designs and she is kindly offering four of her digi images to one lucky winner. You can check these out Here at Whimsy Stamps.

Melissa kindly also gave the DT some of her gorgeous images to work with this week and I have chosen to use this super cute Cowboy Teddy. The papers are by K&Co and I have followed the sketch this week at Cute Card Thursday


I hope you get some time to look out all those spots and stripes and have some fun with us this week.

Karen x

Monday, 27 September 2010

A Little Birdie told me.......


I have a card to share with you today featuring the new Birdie Tag digi stamp from the Orange Bird Studio collection which you can purchase Here and it will also be available in rubber real soon.

The papers that I have used to compliment it are all from last years My Minds Eye collection and the metal sentiment is from my stash.


I have followed the fab sketch this week at Friday Sketchers


I was so pleased with the results of this card that I decided to cover a little box to match. This would be ideal to give as a Christmas present containing some jewellery or even some yummy chocolates!!


You will notice from this photo that I have stamped different sentiments on the tags. The tags are blank on the image so you can use the image for what ever occasion you wish - would be brilliant for thank you cards etc.


Have a fun week.

Karen x

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Pixie Dust Challenge #41 - A Sketch


This time around at Pixie Dust Challenge we have a great sketch by our own Dani for you to follow and I am sure you will agree that it is a great one - just perfect for all sorts of cards and projects.


I have used "Lil' Red" from the Goodies Collection of images and you can get her Here I also think she would be perfect in reds and greens on a Christmas card. The papers are all from the Cosmo Cricket De Lovely pad and the flowers are by prima.


Please do pop on by the Challenge Blog Here to see what the rest of the Pixies have been up to and to join in the fun with us.

Karen x

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Anything Goes - Challenge 122


I have managed to combine 3 challenges with this card. At A Spoon Full of Sugar this week the theme is "anything goes" so we are looking forward to lots of variety in the entries this week. I have chosen to use an old Whiff of Joy stamp this week - I had forgotten how much I loved this one when it came out. I am entering it at Whiff of Joy challenge this week where they are looking for lots of layers on your cards and the sketch that I have followed is the current one at Friday Sketchers. This was a great sketch which I really enjoyed and I will certainly be using this one again.


The papers are all from Imaginsce Cottage Christmas pad and I have only added a small bit of ribbon and a papermania sentiment, and 3 little gems as I thought that the card was busy enough with all the layers of paper and felt that anymore embelishments would just clutter it completely.

Please do pop on over to the A Spoon Full of Sugar blog Here to see what the rest of the DT have been up to and also to read all about the sponor and prize on offer this week.

Karen x

Monday, 20 September 2010

Wedding Wishes from Squiggle Stamps


I have a card to share with you today that is a little different from my usual style. One of my workmates had asked me if I could make a wedding card for them and had particularly asked for an elegant pastel coloured one.

I have used the Love Birds image from Orange Bird Studio which is available Here in rubber and Here in digi format.


I didn't want to over colour the image as I wanted it to blend in with the papers and I have used stickes to give it a bit of sparkle. The papers are all from a K&Co pad and I have punched the flowers with a couple of retro flower punches.

The sketch that I have followed is the one at the moment at The Pixie Cottage and I am also entering this card at Wild Orchid Challenge where they are looking for ribbons and bows.




There is still just over a week left of this month's challenge which you can read all about Here. The theme is amything goes, so as long as you use a Squiggle image somewhere on your card it will qualify for the draw for a £30 voucher to use in the Squiggle Stamps shop - so please do come join in the fun.

Have a great week.

Karen x

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Beth's Torendi Blog Candy

My Pixie Dust Studio DT Pal, Beth, has Blog Candy from Torendi! Click HERE to enter and to see all the details.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Pixie Dust Christmas Bauble Gift Tag


The Goodies Collection of images was released yesterday at Pixie Dust Studios and here I have used Sir Ginger on this Christmas Bauble shaped gift tag that I have made.


The papers that I have used are all by Bo Bunny and I have used Nestabilities to cut the shapes. The stamp on the back is by Catslife Press.



Karen

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Pixie Dust Studios - Goodies Collection release day


We have a fabulous new release today at Pixie Dust Studios called "Goodies" and I just know that you will love this one.




I have used the gorgeous Fairy Baker on my card here teamed with some doodlebug papers and also some little doodlebug flowers. The sketch that I have followed is the current one at Cupcake Craft Challenges which is just perfect with this image I think.


Please do check out the blogs of the rest of the Pixies - links on the right to see some fabulous samples with this gorgeous release.

I will be back tomorrow with another project made with these images - a Christmas one this time.

Karen x

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Challenge 121 - Fall into Autumn Colours


Our challenge this week at A Spoon Full of Sugar was picked by our very own Maria and she has asked for Fall colours (orange/brown/yellow/red/purple.


I have used this gorgeous Witch from Tiddly Inks on my card here along with left over Halloween papers from last year by Heidi Grace and Bo Bunny. I have coloured my image with copics and I do so love working with these colours. I have followed the fab sketch this week at Sunday Sketch and Stamp.

Please check out the blog Here to see the gorgeous samples from the DT this week and also to read all about this week's fab prize.

I do hope that you get some time to join us and have fun with these colours.

Karen x

Monday, 13 September 2010

Back up and running again with a cute Christmas Card


Hello and welcome to another Monday and another week.

I got home from holiday last Sunday but I have had the busiest week ever at work since I got back and it was only yesterday that I finally managed to get some time in my craftroom to get back into the crafting swing of things and I have a whole load of gorgeous new Squiggle Stamps images to play with.

I have used one of the new Christmas images on my card here today and this one is called Mr Elf and you can get him Here. Isn't he just perfect for getting started on all those Christmas Cards. The papers that I have used on this one are last year's Bo Bunny Christmas ones and these little bell buttons I have had in my stash for ages. I have followed the sketch this week at Sketch Saturday.


The September challenge also started while I was away and this one is such a great one for everyone as the theme is "Anything Goes" so any teme....colour.....project.....anything you like so long as it features a Squiggle Image and with images starting at just 99p how can you not take part? Do pop on over to the blog and read all about the challenge Here - there is a fabulous prize up for grabs for one lucky person.

Have a great week.

Karen x

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Nutshells Challenge - Pretty in Pink


Oh, I am so sorry. I have only just realised that this post that I had scheduled, has never posted. I had set it to appear last Wednesday at the same time as the latest challenge at Nutshells and today is the first chance that I have had to look at my blog and notice that it has not appeared.


The theme for this new challenge is "Pretty in Pink". You can create anything, as long as you use a product that is sold in the Nutcrafters store and of course use Pink Somewhere on your card.

The image that I have used on this card is one from the Pink Pamper digi set that Nutcrafters have launched this year for Breast Cancer Awareness.


You can read all about this fab set Here.

I hope you get some time to join in the fun with us.

Karen x

Monday, 6 September 2010

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Challenge 119 - sketch by Paola


I have just got back from 2 weeks holidays and only just realised that I never got round to posting this week's card that I made for the challenge at A Spoon Full of Sugar.

Our challenge this week was picked by our very own Paola and she has created a fab sketch for us all to follow,Don't forget you can Flip or rotate the sketch as long as we can still see the original sketch on your card.


Our sponsor this week is Bella Digi Studio and I have used their Best Friends Digi image on my card here - aren't these 2 just too cute for words.


Please remember to join us at A Spoon Full tomorrow when our next challenge will be up and running (unfortunately I won't have a card ready for tomorrow, but will hopefully get one done as the week progresses)

Karen x