Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Dragons for christmas

At The Crazy Challenge one of OSAAT Creators is the sponsor this week. *waves to Didge*.

Its the first time that she has sponsored a challenge,so i wanted to show her some support.

The image i used is one of Stamping dragons that i love,so i had to use it for the monsters attack and dragons tales challenge.
I tried to keep my card fairly basic so that the stamp would show itself off. All ive added was a die cut snowflake with light blue gems at the end of every point and 3 clear gems at the bottom of my card. Of course i had to add glossy accents and stickles 'bling' to my card ;o)
Heres my card taken outside in natural light

Heres it inside. I just love how the die cut snowflake has taken on a rainbow effect.

I hope you manage to stop by The Crazy Challenge blog and show this young designer some support for her first time sponsoring a challenge. BTW: Didge is only 13 years old !!!
Choccy xx

Sunday, 29 August 2010

OSAAT challenge # 28

For challenge #28 over at One Stitch At A Time

Its Girlie themes that take the lead this week or you can use the picture below for a colour inspiration. The choice is yours..

The sponsor for this challenge is the fabulous Kenny K Who is giving away 3 of their gorgeous images as the prize . Well infact a 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize !!

Pop over to OSAAT and see what some of my talented teamies managed to make with the gorgeous images. They are absolutely stunning !!

For this challenge i used an image by Card Mad Fairy, one of OSAATs new fantastic creators. Ive used Lucy's Ted which is available here. Dont forget the end of summer sale which has fantastic savings too !!

I decided that this week i wanted to make a card pack gift inside a box. So i set to making a gift box. Then made notelets and enverlopes to match the girlie colour inspirations. A truly great gift for any girl.

Then a closer image of the front of the notelet/card.

I finished each card off with a few gems in co ordinating colours as diamonds are a girls best friend ;o)

Thankyou for stopping by to see my creations this week. I will be back with the OSAAT challenge # 29 next week. Until then i will enjoy stopping by your blogs and seeing your creations.

Choccy xx

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Mark your calendar ........12th September

On September 12th One Stitch At A Time will be hosting a charity challenge for Autism Awareness.

All i can say about it is 'Think Rainbow Colours'

There will be alot of winners at the end of this challenge..... So please take a copy of the above badge and spread the word on your blog about this charity challenge.

Dont forget to go to One Stitch At A Time challenge blog ( OSAAT) on September 12th for all the details then come join in the fun.

Choccy xxx

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Pink Gem Candy

What fab candy !!!! Pop over to Pink Gem and you can find out how to win all this super dooper candy.. Closes on 1st September. Good Luck everyone !
Choccy xx

OSAAT challenge # 27

One Stitch At A Time are 'Saying it with shapes' for challenge #27. So you need to use shapes or have a shaped item to qualify for this one. The fantastic sale is still on, so get your digi images .

The sponsor is craftbrulee with a prize of $10 to spend at their fabulous store.

For my 'Say it with shapes' i have made an 8ft long banner, appologies for the photograph. It was very hard to photograph like this :O)

So heres a few closer photographs.

and then a very close one or two.

For this challenge i used 'Scared bird' by Eiglas. Which is available at Stitchy Bear Stamp Store here

As soon as i seen this fantastic image, it just screamed out to me ........ How Old ?

So thats the route i took with my banner. Of course with this in mind i had to make a few cards too LOL

And another

Well thankyou for looking at my DT post for challenge #27. I cant wait to stop by your blogs and see all your creations.
Choccy xx
I would like to enter my items in the following challenges :
Very yellow 'How old ?' card into Incy Wincy challenge #55 Yellow
Banners into The Pixie Cottage challenge #32 Anything but a card
Blue card into Stamp something Use a digi
Banners into I Did It Creations challenge #18 Anything but a card

Creative Craft World. Sarahs' challenge

At Creative Craft World its time for a 'Celebration' receipe challenge thats been set by my talented team member Sarah.

Heres the ingredients:

1 x image (stamped, digi or photograph)
3 x flowers
1 x ribbon
2 x different papers
and of course it has to be a CELEBRATION (don't forget to let me know why it is special to you).

The challenge is sponsored by 2 amazing sponsors..

Stitchy bear stamps is offering some super cute digi stamps. ...Ive used one in my creation :o)
A new sponsor as a new sponsor Inspire me Papers and they have very generously donated an amazing prize of luxury occasions box worth a WHOPPING £30!!

So get out your mixing bowls add all the ingredients, abit of imagination and a memory or two. I cant wait to see what you end up with :o)
Dont forget to add in your post a little bit about your celebration.

For my Scrapbook LO i decided on a winter/christmas theme. I do love Christmas. Well that should read i absolutely love the whole build up to Christmas.....
Ever since my eldest was little ( hes 20 now) as soon as we had bonfire night i would remind him that Kelvin the elf was listening for him being good. He was reporting all his good and bad things back to Santa. Well it worked a treat ;o) So i carried it on with my other 2 sons. In 2008 i found a gorgeous elf online ( he came from USA) Kelvin came to visit and he was sooo mischievous. One night he took all the tinsel off our tree.The next morning i caught him trying to hide in a big pile of the tinsel. He climbed the tree. Stayed up all night playing on the xbox360. Ate the candy canes off the tree to name but a few !!
On the LO i made a ticket that slots in behind the picture which has journelling about Kelvins antics. I added 3 snowflakes/ flowers to the top of the ticket so that it was more visable

I wanted the really cute Sammie Snowman digi image by Lexi Creations ( available here ) To look as if it was part of the backing paper,thats why i chose to use a white background for my LO. Heres a close up of the image.

I coloured the image with my Promarkers and then added stickles and glossy accents. I loved this image so much. It was really easy to colour. So i just had to make a card using the same receipe.

Just for a little celebration hows this ?
To help with the celebrations don't forget the Creative Craft World special For every order placed from now until Monday 23rd August there is a 10% discount and a FREE Christmas present!

I would like to enter my card in
A Spoonfull Of Sugar challenge #117
The Creative Cottage challenge 21 Christmas
Crafty Ann's Challenge blog challenge 21 Christmas in August
Winter Wonderland Walking in a Winter Wonderland
Critters challenge blog. Boys and glitter
Creative Card Crew. Sparkle and Shine

Monday, 16 August 2010

OSAAT challenge# 26

Firstly appologies for my post not being live yesterday. I had pre posted it but not sure what i had done wrong ! Sorry to all my teamies for my post not being active xx It will probably turn up at some point LOL... Anyway i thought it was safer to just re post, so here we go..........

This week over at OSAAT. For challenge # 26 , its time to get out your punches and pack a punch

Here my take on this weeks challenge.

I decided to make another Christmas card this week.. With such a great image to colour i just had to. I really struggled to find a holly leaf punch the size that i needed for my idea. So i used a die from my Quickutz Squeeze. I layered the holly leaves up to make a flower, made a border at the top and bottom of my card just to add a christmassy feel. I used Glossy accents and stickles on my image and holly just to give it abit of dimention. The charm of the christmas tree was taken from y stash that i bought last year.. The backing paper was sent to me by a dear friend ( *waves at Rainmac*), it was a fabby prize from our groups swaps.

I got to use Stampin Dragon Designs , you can buy the image here 'Rupert & Penny around the Tree is such a great design for a Christmas card. I really enjoyed colouring this image and i will be using it to make all the special cards for my childrens best friends this Christmas.

This weeks challenge is sponsored by the ever growing !! fabulous Stitchy Bear Shop

The shop is currently having an Awesome End of Summer Sale,so hop on over and get your digis to pack a punch with.

Stitchy Stamps - 38%
Purple Panda Designs - 28%
Mr T's Digi's - 49%
Stampin' Dragon Designs - 46%
Dragon's Lair Designs - 46%
Floppy Latte Designs - 42%
Robyn's Fetish - 40%
Lil Diva Stamps - 40%
JLJ Designs - 34%
Trees aWard In Digital Stamps - 47%
Lexi Creations - 38%
Didge's Doodles - 23%
Toucan Scraps - 28%
Hope Jacare - 40%
Cardmadfairy - 25%
Eiglas - 25%
Beary Dust Stamps - 47%
The Crafty Pad Designs - 47%

Thanks for stopping by... I cant wait to visit your blogs and see all your punches :o)

Choccy xx

Friday, 13 August 2010

Its a bugs life

Over at Incy Wincy the theme this week is, 'Its a bugs life'.
So heres my take on a bugs life. Its a rather large alota stamp that ive had in my stamp folder for over a year now. So a great challenge.... Its finally been inked up :O)

The stamp was coloured with my Promarkers and i used a variety of blue papers ( to represent water) I also added stickles and glossy accents to give it abit of a shine and shimmer that you would find with water.. Then out came the gems. ;o)

This card has been turned into a boys birthday card. Im not sure if the having a bath once a year on their birthday was an influence LOL

I would like to enter this card into Incy Wincys challenge #54

Monday, 9 August 2010

Card and gift for Jan in USA

My dear friend Jan,who lives in USA is having major surgery tomorrow, 10th August. I just wished i lived closer then i could go visit and support her.

Isnt it awful when such a dear friend needs you and theres nothing you can do ? :o( I felt so helpless when she told me her sad news. I just had to make her a card and a little token gift then she would know i was thinking of her.

Jan , if you read this.. Sending you lots of love and hugs...
Choccy xxx xxx

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Lets eat cake

Over at PaperPlay Challenges this week. Its a yummy recipe of:
2 papers
3 flowers
1 ribbon
1 charm
Well i just had to put all these ingredients together. Heres what i came up with

Yay !!! cake LOL

The DPs, image and charm were all sent to me by Dragonllew in our CP stash swap.. Thankyou Dragonllew,as you can see i LOVE them !!! I coloured the image with my Promarkers then added stickles and glossy accents. Ribbon and Flowers were from my stash. So were the added bling/gems.. Seems im addicted to adding bling to my cards at the moment lol.

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges
PaperPlay week 31

Craft Your Days away challenge 1 Favorite things.....cake yummy !

Sunday, 1 August 2010

GDT Cupcake Inspirations

Over at Cupcake Inspirations this week.
They have a beautiful challenge and have provided a yummy picture for inspiration. Oooh cakes what else would anyone need for Inspiration LOL.
The challenge is sponsored by Stitchy Bear Stamps.

I have been lucky enough to get a Guest Design Team role this week. I was given the fantastic Quirky Dizzy Lizzy to work with that was created by Hope Jacare Isnt she just adorable ? !!

My card was made up by backing pink cuttlebugged (Divine swirls to match the top of the cupcakes) backed with a darker green. Then gorgeous Quirky Dizzy Lizzy was coloured with my promarkers then i added stickles and glossy accents. The image was then backed with a nice bright pink. The flowers were taken from Primas 'animal bash', with stickles added on the edges and a nice bright pink card candy cherry on the top.

Ooooh anyone for cake ? Hope you stop by the blog and join the fun challenges.

Choccy xx

OSAAT Challenge 24

At One Stitch At A Time challenge blog this week. Its B teams turn ( thats me ! ).... and a few others pop over to the challenge blog and have a look at the fantastic cards, then join in the fun yourself :o)

For challenge number 24, its a sketch.

The prize this week is sponsored by

Sew Many Cards


Hobby Habitat

For Challenge 24 i chose 'Dareama' created by Beary Dust Stamps She is absolutely gorgeous. It was such a fun image to colour !

She was made all pretty by being coloured in with my Promarkers, i of course added abit of glossy accents and stickles for added bling. I then used different sized gems to give her even more shine !

I used a plain pink 7x5 card. The backing paper was taken from a free stack by My minds Eye. The stamped sentiment was from magnolia stamps. The flowers were Prima 'Animal bash' with gems for the centre

I hope that you enjoyed my card. I cant wait to stop by your blog and see yours.

Choccy xx

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges :

Party Time Tuesdays challenge #9 anything goes

Flutter By Wednesday #115

Creative Inspirations Challenge 39 Anything goes

Creative Craft World .....Sues' challenge

This month over at Creative Craft World
Its Sues' turn to pick the the challenge theme. Shes gone for a fabby Sketch.

I cant wait to see all of you enteries. Cards and Scrapbook LO count ;o)
The prize this month is Guest DT spot and is sponsored by Lou at CCW

Heres mine :

This was put together by taking a sheet of 12x12 Bazzil Basics. I added 3 coloured images that are the new Christmas ciollection by Lili of the Valley. I used my Promarkers ,stickles and glossy accents. I then used my cricut to cut the Merry Kidsmas ( afterall Christmas,for some is all about the magic for children). The Santa is coming to town stamp is by Magnolia...

A closer image of the gorgeous Nativity theme stamps. ( Such a reminder of childrens nativity plays )
I then wanted to make a card. So chose the new papers by Dovecraft called Cupcakes. The 3 images were cut from a sheet of 6x6 paper that had 9 images on. I thought it was a great way to make a quick yet quirky card.
I hope that you all join in Sues' fun challenge and i cant wait to stop by your blogs to see your fantastic makes.
Rules for CCW challenge:
Follow the sketch shown here.
Title your blog post CCW August Sketch Challenge.
Link to that post on your blog and not your general blog please.
Link back to our blog within your post and PLEASE leave a comment after posting your entry.ONLY people who have followed all the rules will be eligible to win.
Choccy xx