Sunday, 19 December 2010
So i figured that we should try to get Stitchy bear stamps to number 1 for Christmas ;O)
( This is in no way endorsed by Stitchy... i just wanted to see if i could make a difference.. As i know she would be absolutely OVER the moon.. Shes just broke her finger, so is poorly too :O( )
Stitch Bear Stamps
Above is a link to the Stamp site that i design cards for.. Can you please click the link. Then scroll down 3/4 of the page. ( Theres a silver box that says please vote for us)
Click on there then
click to vote for the site that sent you there.
If you then leave a comment by clicking leave a comment... Enter your rating, 10 is always appreciated ;O)
then your name.. no need for any other details but if you want to add anything, thats fine
I really think that we deserve to get to number 1 for Christmas ...........and we arent that far behind........
Go on just a few clicks and you can make a very big team...... VERY happy !!
Sunday, 12 December 2010
The Challenge :
At OSAAT for challenge 43. The theme is 'Surprise ,Surprise'Just do and make anything you wish and have fun!
FREE FOR ALL - MERRY CHRISTMAS
This week we are sponsored by One Stop Card Crafts who are offering a £10 gift voucher
Also there will be 2 winners who will receive Decembers' collab
gonna use random thingy and gather up all the past "early birds" who are the first entries of each challenge and all the "late bloomers" (last card) of each challenge and pick two winners,
they will receive the collab code for their prize.
My Project :
This week ive been able to work with Toucan Scraps again :O) Oh such fun, As Angela has just created these fantastic Calendar Tabs for 2011 which are available here and ive also made her confetti boxes, that are available here.
Ive made up 3 calendar pages that are 8x8. The confetti boxes i used to fill with chocolate coins and tree decorations that i made :O)
Heres the October Calendar page. I themed this page using Autumnal colours. Using leaf backing paper that i edged the edge of the leaves in gold stickles. I used co ordinating gems on the tabs and i also attatched a leaf brad that i had. ( Click on the pictures to make them larger)
The theme was chosen by Sarah W. The theme that Sarah chose was Family and you have to use abit of metal....
Heres a sneak peak of my project
For my metal i used some mini brads, which were used to hold the name plate in place.
I started my project with white flowers ( Wild orchid crafts ones) Then coloured then using my promarkers to match the colours in my project. The flowers were then edged in Stickles to give them abit of bling.
The base paper that i used was Basic Grey. I added 2mm clear gems to the middle of all the pink coloured flowers. I also used 2 different Pink Bazzil Basics and 1 Brown Bazzil basics.
Die Cuts are Nesties labels 4, Sizzix Cattycorner alphabet and Marianne Ds swirls. The tips of the swirls were finished with 2mm pink gems.
Heres my finished Scrapbook page...... For my mum . Who has taught me all i know about Family values !!
Sunday, 5 December 2010
The challenge is sponsored this week by Michelles Scrapbooking & more
With a $15 prize to spend on digi images
Also a 10 % off code for you to use on your order, for our blog readers. Code is STICH.
Theres sooo much gorgeous stuff available and with a discount code for everyone. Whats a better excuse to buy yourself a little Christmas gift ;O)
My Card :
For my Design Team card this week i was given a choice of Barbara Jenson images..
WOW !! This was such a hard choice as ive been soooo looking forward to play with one of her images. I chose Red Riding Hood who is available here
She is such a beautiful detailed stamp. I really love it !!
I chose to make a Birthday card this week and used new stash that arrived when i bought a few kit packs from Craftwork cards ( Just before snow stopped any of my mail getting through 5 days ago !)
Heres a close up of my image.
I tried to keep to set colours but use different shades. I didnt know there were so many shades of red, 7 on here and 6 browns !! I used 9 different grays on here too..
You cant really see clearly but i managed to just highlight the axe with glossy accents and of course i added abit of stickles glitter here and there ;O)
Thankyou for stopping by to see my DT card this week. I cant wait to stop by your blogs and see all your gorgeous creations this week....
Oooh there will be a few new faces on the OSAAT DT blog roll next week. I am sure that you will all enjoy their fabulous creations.
I would love to enter my card into the following challenges
Party Time Tuesdays : #23 Anything goes. Birthdays
Wednesday, 1 December 2010
The fantastic Sarah A from Crafty Naturally has put together a bundle of fantastic blog candy, for one lucky person to win...
Sarah A is offering this fantastic candy to one lucky commenter on CCW blog post.
There are loads of goodies for you to play with – Dovecraft 6 x 6 Bumper pack of Christmas papers, coordinating ribbons, card toppers and stickers. Pink Gem Clear stamp “Mimi Skating”, pot of flower soft, pack of mini roses, pack of hand made papers, manila tags for altering, die cut tags, pop up card blanks, brads and much more…
What do you need to do to be in with a chance of winning?
1. Post about this candy in the sidebar of your blog with a picture of the candy and a link back to
Creative Craft World
2. We would like to know which of the 30 countdown projects was your favourite and tell us why?
3. If you have made one of our projects post a link to your blog post and you will be entered into the draw twice
Thats it .... Good Luck !!
Tuesday, 30 November 2010
Heres my take on the sketch... Hope its ok without its greeting ? Looked too squashy ;O)
Here's my final project for you... A gift of 6 cards held together inside a storage box.
Whilst i was browsing the web i can across a similar gift at Splitcoast stampers. So decided to have a go and see what i could come up with.
Its actually quite easy to make and put together ( I thought it would be hard, but it wasnt ;O) )
Heres the finished box that i made.
What you will need :
1 6 x 12 cardstock to make front/base and back of box
1 4 x 6 cardstock to make the lid
2 3 3/4 x 4 cardstock for the sides
2 3 7/8 x 5 1/2 white cardstock to form dividers inside the box
Magnetic closures or i used magnetic tape. Ribbon and embellishments to decorate
What to do :
1. Take the 6 x 12 and score at 4 1/2, 6 1/2 and 11
2. Take the 4 x 6 and score on the 4'' side at 2
3. For the sides you need to score at every 1/2'' along the 4'' side.
4.Atatch the lid to the box at the 1'' scored bit.
5. On the other side of the lid flap you can use a decorative punch or leave it blank, your choice :O)
6. You can now place ribbon around the join to finish it off nicely or wait until you have added the sides to make it abit easier.
7. Atatch the (fan) folded sides to the front and back of the box on both sides.
8. You can then add the white card to the inside of the box. This is abit fiddly.. I used DST on one side of the card then stuck it in place on a fold. It made it abit scoowhiff. But, i thought it would be the easiest way to atatch it ;O)
9. You can then decorate it as you wish.
I wanted a christmas feel to my giftbox. Im making a little address book that will go with it so it can be used year after year with everything in one place ;O) A box version of a christmas planner ;O)
Heres the cards that i made to go inside the box. 2 x Thankyou. 2 x Birthday and 2 x Blank ones
Heres the inside of the box.
A little extra :
To grow a Candy Cane.
Whilst looking on the web. I found another fantastic gift idea that i am going to make. Its another fun, cheap and yet effective idea. To grow a Candy Cane !!
Details can be found at handmade.heartfelted
They have sooo many great ideas on there , so its well worth a look. I have found so much inspiration from here.... They actually mentioned my 'perfect man' on there !!!
Well thats it from me :O(
Myself and the rest of Creative Craft World DT thankyou for joining us on our Christmas Countdown. We have had such a blast sharing all our ideas with you and hope that you have found some inspiration from our journey ?!!
We hope that you have a healthy and Happy Christmas
P.S I want to say a huge Thankyou to Sue ( mini) for all her work putting together this Christmas Countdown. Sue.... Its been great fun. :O) xx
Here we are at the end of our Countdown to Christmas … and not a day missed in the whole of November. We’ve been proud of our 30 daily projects and really hope you’ve enjoyed them as much as we have.
To finish we have a box of thank you cards made for you by Oona – a link to the instructions can be found at Creative Craft World The Blog.
Sunday, 28 November 2010
The sponsor this week is Digis with attitude. They are giving 1 lucky winner a $10 Canadian prize to spend in their store.
This week i was lucky enough to be chose to work with JLJ Designs. This gorgeous paper and cupcake are both from JLJ and other designs in the range can be bought here
With the theme being bling i was in my element with this challenge. Using gems , glossy accents and stickles ;O)
Heres a close up of my card. Isnt it bling-a-licious ?
I cant wait to stop by your blogs to see all your sparkle and bling.
Tuesday, 23 November 2010
Click on the picture to make it bigger :O)
Monday, 22 November 2010
Today ive made you 'nothing' !!! Well it does seem popular with all the men at Christmas ( It does in my family anyway lol ) .
I made a few of these last year and everyone thought they were really funny, so i thought i would share on here with you all.
This is a really easy to make gift again.
Take a washed empty jar, any size will do.
Use brown paper or fabric over the lid and tie in place with ribbon.
Make a tag and attatch .......... Gift made
On my tags i write or print a little verse
Did you say nothing ?
When you were asked what you wanted for Christmas.
Dont you remember saying Nothing ?
Well this time someone heard you.
I searched high and low to find the perfect gift for you.
A jar of nothing !!
To make my label i used my nesties and labels 1. I also used my cropadile.
But you could quite as easily make a tag using a large gift tag or even a sticker attatched to the jar itself.
Go on make someone smile by giving them that perfect gift :O)
Anyone who makes one of my gift ideas and links it to my blog post will be entered into a draw to win a little Christmas gift from me :O)
Sunday, 21 November 2010
This challenge is sponsored by Joanna Sheen and some lucky player will win a £10 voucher to spend in store :O)
I have opted to make a New Years Eve Party Invite for this challenge. I was super lucky to be asked to work with a Trees Award digi this week. So as soon as i saw Party Animals. I knew it had to be the one. You can buy Party Animals here
Firstly can i appologise for my photograph this week.
I decided to cover all the white card with cosmic shimmer powder in corresponding colours to the 'party animals' Then a yellow to make the candle light flicker on the animals.... Well its made it virtually impossible to photograph !!
I of course added abit of bling.. Well its New Years Eve.. Time to celebrate..
Below is the inside of the invite. I did leave the details blank though. Because as much as i love all my followers , my house isnt that large hehe ;O)
Yes i have another card to show you this week too :O)
This image is by Robyn's Fetish and as soon as i saw it i had to make a card with it !! You can buy Santas Workshop here
I added glossy accents to the windows after colouring them with cool grey 1 ( Promarkers) Then added stickles to the trees and then a few red and clear gems.
I did love making this card. I think it looks abit like a sweet shop or a choccy shop as Liz said ;O)
Looking at both my card i must still be feeling in a Winter mood. I do love Winter though, when i am snug and warm inside. Mug of hot choccy, Christmas tree lights twinkling whilst i wrap gifts or colour a few images :O)
So what season or event are you going to be ? I cant wait to stop by the other DT members blogs to see their creations and of course popping along to see your creations also :O)
Tuesday, 16 November 2010
With 39 sleeps left to go....... Is anyone else panicking ?? .......I am LOL.
For my project todays i have another Thrifty but gifty offering for you..
'Whisking you a Merry Christmas'
This little gift idea would be a great little stocking filler for that cook in your life. Or maybe as a thankyou for cooking christmas dinner. It would even be good in a food or baking hamper
All you need is :
A whisk (I bought this for 63p from asda)
A cellophane bag
Something to put into the bag ( I used a bag of chocolate coins) for 99p bogof
Some card to make a tag.
Abit of ribbon
Sunday, 14 November 2010
The sponsor is : Robyn at Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium with a $10 voucher to spend in her new store. You can find it here
I was lucky enough to use Beary Dust this week and so opted for one of the new stamps GI Jane. available here
If you hurry to the store this little beauty is on sale at the minute with 50 % off !!!
She does have such a GORGEOUS face. It was a treat to colour her and she has looked amazing
in all the colourways that i have tried her in.
To make my card i used a craftwork cards scalloped card blank and then mounted the gorgeous GI Jane onto Silver Mirri card and then Red Bazzil card stock.. I distressed the edges of the Bazzil cardstock.
The butterflies were sent to me by CT1972 ( Thanks Caroline :O) ) I covered the butterflies with Icicle stickles then added a few red gems to the 'body'.
GI Jane was coloured using Promarkers and then i added stickles to her top just to bring her to life alittle. Ive even added a tiny bit of glossy accents to her red nails ;O)
No sentiment has been added as yet as ive not decided who this card is for . I think since its y favorite colours and i do adore the image. It may have to be for me ;O)
Well thankyou for stopping by my blog today. I cant wait to come by and see everyones favorite colours and stunning work.
Thursday, 11 November 2010
With the cone the Hot Chocolate and Marshmallows sometimes mixes up together. To make it up you have to remove the marshmallows, So it can get abit messy. So this is a sparkly clean version ;O)
I usually attatch a label to the top with a rhyme on. But doing it this way meant that i had the back of the card to stick an image on and add the rhyme.
The rhyme reads :
Was told that you've been good this year.
Always glad to hear it !
With freezing weather drawing near,
You'll need to warm your spirit.
So heres a little snowman soup,
Complete with stirring stick.
Add hot water, sip it slow.
Its sure to do the trick.
You could always add a minature bottle of alcohol, say brandy or whisky to really make it warming ;O) Well more like a lamumba.
Top with chocolate chips or buttons for an added Choccy boost !
Wednesday, 10 November 2010
Ive finally found 'The perfect man' !!
I made a few of these last year as little jokes for my female friends. They all thought it was a great giggle.
So without wasting anymore time.... I would like to introduce you to, The perfect man.
Last year i hand wrote the labels. But this year i managed to find a stamp with the wording on.
So i just made my labels using Holly Jolly by MME available to buy here and Nesties labels 4.
The verse reads:
A little sugar,alot of spice.
A woman shaped him oh so nice.
Hes made of dough, with a golden tan.
The closest thing to a perfect man !
or you could use
Hes quiet and hes sweet
And if he gives you any trouble
You can bite his head off..........
These are really easy to put together.
You just need a gingerbread man, cello bag and card to make your label.
Sunday, 7 November 2010
This challenge is sponsored by the brilliant Di's Digitals and the winner of this challenge can be the proud owner of five images from her collection of digi stamps.
This week i was given Di's Digi named 'Snuggle up' to work with.
Its such a fabby image, i really enjoyed making my card this week.
The backing paper was taken from DCWV Winter Mat stack. It has snowflakes on it so gives the appearance that the bear is walking amongst snowflakes,in the Winter Wonderland.
The image was coloured using promarkers then finished off with Stickles and glossy accents.
I used white organza ribbon then added abit of 'bling'
The let it snow sentiment was by Craftwork cards.
I cant wait to see everyones interpretation of Winter Wonderland. I know theres going to be some beautiful enteries.
Friday, 5 November 2010
For my first day on CCW Christmas Countdown
I wanted to share an idea that ive been sharing with friends and family for a couple of years. Its soooo simple to make . You dont really need any special equipment apart from a food bag or maybe even a card cello bag or the smaller ones i made up are ATC cello bags. Card for the topper. I used MME Holly Jolly, Reindeer fly and Candy canes available here
You will need :
A cello bag
Card for your topper
To make my labels i used a nestie ( labels 1 and labels 8) But you can measure the width of your bag and make a square or shaped topper to fit your cello bag .
Pop the poop into the cello bag.
Stick the topper (folded in half) to the back of the bag. Some i stapled and some were stuck with DST.
Fold your topper over and stick the front with DST
Decorate, as you wish
Theres a few poems that you can choose, if you wish. I found them online so not sure who the author was . You can either hand write or print out or even leave it off all together, your choice
1. Can be used for either Snowman/ Reindeer or Penguin Poop
I hear that you've been naughty.
So listen heres the scoop.
I'm running short of coal this year,
So you get Snowman Poop
2. For Reindeer poop
I woke up with such a scare, when i heard Santa call.
'Now dash away, dash away, dash away all'.
I ran to the lawn and in the snowy white drifts.
Those nasty little reindeer ,had left little gifts.
I got an old shovel and started to scoop
Neat little piles of 'Reindeer Poop'.
But to throw them away seemed such a waste.
So i saved them thinking,you might like a taste.
As i finished my task,which took quite a while.
Old Santa passed by and he sheepishly smiled.
And i heard him exclaim,as he rose to the sky.
'Well they're not potty trained but at least they can fly.'
Below are an example of some poop i have made this year:
Reindeer poop is using Maltesers and paynes mint poppets.
Snowman poop is using Mini Marshmallows and mint imperials
I hope youve enjoyed my little thrifty gift idea.
Dont forget to link back to CCW and leave a comment on my blog also ( with the link to your post) with any errr 'poop' that you make.
At the end of CCW Christmas Countdown.
I will be adding names to a draw to win a small prize, So if you make one of my gift ideas dont forget to leave a comment. The gift shall arrive with you in time for Christmas.
Tuesday, 2 November 2010
Woohoo my blog has the 'Tude!!!
The lovely Gemma has nominated me for the Digi's With Attitude! "I got the Attitude! Blog Award"
What this means is not only did I get a $5.00 Gift Certificate for Digi's With Attitude! Store but now I can brag that "My Blog's got the `Tude!"
All I have to do is tell you 3 things that make me different from everyone else and nominate 5 blogs. What gives me the `Tude?
1. I have 11 scars on one leg. (Below the knee)
2. Had my hair cut last week, the first time in 4 years...
3. I would rather eat a dessert than a starter or main course :O)
The 5 Blogs I nominate are:
1. K at K's Crafty Corner
2. Furrypig at Chatty Crafty Arty Pig
3. Tams at Droplets in a Rusty Bucket
4. Karen at Karens Crafty Corner
5. Sarah at Rainmac's Place
Please display this badge proudly and link it to the Digi's With Attitude! Challenge Blog. To qualify for the $5.00 Digi's With Attitude! Store Gift Certificate please read the guidelines HERE
Monday, 1 November 2010
We are so excited about sharing all our ideas with you.
So please stop by have a look and then link back to your projects so that we can stop by and share Christmas fun with you.
Today with 54 days to go:
Its over to Sues' blog for her brilliant Christmas planner that you can make yourself.
Please see the link above my 'about me' section titled CCW Christmas Countdown. This will be updated daily with the projects that the DT have made. Theres some fantastic projects in the pipeline. So please stop by each day and hopefully you can join in and make a few of our ideas. If you do please link back to the CCW blog
Sunday, 31 October 2010
With 54 days to go... Now is an ideal time to make a start ,if you haven't already.
For this challenge i was sooo excited to be able to use Surprise by Stitchy. Surprise is available to buy here .
Can i add that those of you who know me will know that i really dislike mice. I could only colour House Mouse Stamps if they didnt have visable tails. !!! Its the tails you see. I can handle hamsters LOL. So you can imagine my shock and toe curling when i saw this image lol. He was coloured with a piece of card hiding his tail..............then i put the card over the mouse... Yes i am a tad strange.. ( But it worked and i managed to colour a mouse hehe) Can i also add i coloured him twice !!!!
Below are my 2 'surprise' cards. Well with the name of 'Surprise' and me colouring a mouse !! They fit together perfectly !!
This week there are 3 fabulous sponsors:
Easy Craft. com with a £10 voucher
I am roses with a gorgeous set of flowers
Michelles with a $10 voucher
Thankyou for stopping by to see my 'this weeks OSAAT makes' I cant wait to stop by your blogs and see all your christmas makes
I would also like to enter my cards into the following challenges:
Stampavie and more. Christmas
Stamping Scrapping Challenge . Ribbon
Bee Crafty #41 . Christmas
Tuesday, 26 October 2010
' Christmas Fairy is just soooooo gorgeous. I had to use her on my next project.
She is available to buy here . Not forgetting that if you spend $10 you get a fantastic freebie that has been put together by the creative team. Theres more info on the home page that tells you exactly whats included. But heres a little picture.
Now back to that GORGEOUS fairy :O) Heres a card that i made using the little stunner. I backed the image with pearlesent ivory card. Then onto a snowflake background. This was then mounted onto a scalloped card blank.
I coloured her using my promarkers then blinged up her wings with Stickles. Her hat has fluffy stuff on it. The gift has glossy accents. Then the whole image was edged with more bling :O)
(It must be a blingy day today lol)
The snowflakes were cut from the same ivory card,using a die that arrived a few days ago. The sentiment is from Craftwork cards.
Abit of a wobbly close up.
This week Stitchy is sponsoring Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge here . The theme is 'Winter Wonderland' So i would like to enter the challenge using my card.
I would also like to enter :
Delightful Challenges . Its beginning to look alot like Christmas.
Totally Gorgeous . Challenge 53 Sparkle
Craft Your Passion . Challenge 29 . Add Glitter, sparkles.
Papertake weekly Challenge . Sparkly & Bright