Monday, 28 February 2011

Creative Craft World Saturday Scrap Maps

Over at Creative Craft World..... each and every saturday theres a new Scrap Map for you to follow. The current challenge runs to March 4th

Below is this weeks sketch designed by Sue

If you are a seasoned scrapper or always wanted to have a go... but don't know where to start.. Why not have a try ?
Pop to the challenge blog to see 4 of the DT members takes on the map

Choccy xx

Sunday, 27 February 2011

OSAAT Choccy chooses 'A card for mum'

At One Stitch At A Time this week it was my turn to pick the theme.

Hmmmmm now what should i choose ? This coming Sunday its my Mums birthday , So ooh i know.. Card card for Mum !! This could be any card or project as long as its for mum.

I'm talking birthdays, new mum or UK mothers day is April 3rd to name just a few.

The sponsor for this weeks challenge is Bunny Zoes' with a £10 gift certificate to spend. Click on the gift certificate logo to visit their store.

My DT card:
This week i was lucky to working with April from Reece's Scrap Pieces. I knew instantly which image i had to use. As soon as i saw Bathtime Lucy , i fell in love with her. Shes such a cuuuute image. You can buy her here. Its Aprils' Spot light week this week So if you buy before Tuesday you will receive a fantastic 25 % off her images.

I coloured Lucy with my ProMarkers. Then i used Glossy Accents on the duck. A few Gems here and there and then one of my favorite bits of this card. I coloured the bubbles in cool aqua then added white fluffy stuff and then i got out my heat gun and fluffed it up. I think it really makes the bubbles look like bubbles.
I distressed arond the card that i had printed the image on. Then backed it with some lace that i had just to give it abit of texture. The DP is taken from a pack of Dovecraft Back to Basics.
I added some gems to the scallops in the Craftwork cards card blank.
I hope that you have enjoyed your visit today to see the card for my mum I cant wait to stop by your blogs and see you cards for mums.
I hope you have great fun joining in with my theme this week and we hope to see you back next week when Josephine will be picking a theme.
Choccy xxx

Sunday, 20 February 2011

OSAAT .. Anything but a square.

Over at One Stitch At A Time . HRH Stitchyness has handed over choosing the theme to us Design gals... So for the next 12 weeks.. You are in for a giggle ;O)

This week Nataliya has chosen ' No square cards'. So any theme just no square cards :O)

We are sponsored by With a £10 voucher to spend in store.

My first DT card this week is a gorgeous image by Blackberry Lane Designs called Tulips in a vase. Its available to buy here
I cut the card at angles and made the front shorter than the back section. On the underneath of the card i added a piece of burgundy metallic card. I used my spor-pal to score line around the card adding abit of interest. I didnt want to use a DP as i didnt want to take away from the image. I coloured a piece of raffia lace with my Promarkers, then added lots of gems. Stickles on the vase and glossy accents on the tulip heads.

For my second card this week i was lucky to get to play with 'Sweet things paper pack 1' by Panda Bear Designs. You can buy it here . On my card i used 3 papers from the pack.
I didnt want to add any image as i didnt want to take anything away from the gorgeous papers. So i just added a pastel flower ribbon , a pink ribbon flower and lots of gems.
These papers are beautiful and i will deffinately be using them again.

Well thats it from me this week. I cant wait to stop by your blogs to see all of your none square cards.
Choccy xxx
Please see my post below to see who won my candy, from last weeks Birthday Bash ;O) xx

Blog Candy Winner

Oh dear Blogger let me down this morning and didnt pre post at the correct time ( I think it was my fault with the actual date settings lol)

So heres my post again ..

I entered everyone who left a comment.. If the winner would rather me choose someone else as a winner then they can just contact me and i will do the draw again... Also if i dont hear from the winner in a week, by next Sundays OSAAT post i will redraw .

I wrote everyones names on a paper pad then cut and folded them. My 2 youngest took it in turns to pick one each from the pile. The one that was left was the winner. This seemed the fairest way to do it as they both wanted to pick the winner . ( Great idea Luke ;O) )

So if Scrappy Scatty can contact me at and i can send on to you your win :O)
Thankyou everyone for joining in with my candy.
I am hoping to do another one in the next 2 weeks , for my birthday. So please keep your eyes open
Choccy xxx

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Creative Craft World .. Lets be square

Well this fortnight its my turn ( Oona / Choccy ) to pick the theme for the Creative Craft World's Card Crazy Challenge..
So i decided that i wanted to be a square ;O)

Anything Goes .. But your card must be a square.......Thats it!!! .
Use a square card and youre in ;O)
The challenge runs until March 1st at 10pm GMT with a new challenge starting on March 2nd.
Dont forget to read any rules, that are posted at the bottom of CCW challenge blog

Sponsor : The challenge sponsor is The Stamping Boutique. Who provided us with some of their gorgeous images to create with. (Click on the logo to visit their store)

My DT cards : (click on images to enlarge)

For my first card i used AJ in a racing car. This image is perfect for a male card. It was so easy to colour and great fun. I wanted a bright cheerful card and hope that i achieved that with my colour choices. I coloured the card with my Promarkers and added abit of glossy accents to bits i wanted to shine, such as head lights or the crome.

For my second card i used Lazy Cynthia. Wow what a versitile image. I used it here for a retirement card. But it could be for a birthday or even a new mum. Every woman needs a little time out now and then .Dont we girls ? ;O) To make my card. I coloured 2 images and then cut out certain parts of the image and layered it. I used my flower die to cut out the flowers and added a few gems and glossy accents ,of course ;O)

Right well thats my post for today... I hope that you enjoyed your visit and that it inspired you to join in with us .. Dont forget to visit the other DT members blogs and share the love . We will be visiting yours :O)
Choccy xxx
Scrap Map Challenges: Don't forget to visit CCW for your weekly scrap map challenges with a chance to join us as a GDT member for March. Theres a new map every Saturday.
DT Call: CCW are looking for DT members to join us. March-September.. Card Makers and Scrapbookers. You can read more about it here

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Happy Birthday to One Stitch At A Time

Well first thing is first today... I want to wish a very Happy Birthday to One Stitch At A Time. One today !! Oh my .... How you have grown ;O)

Being a special birthday challenge there is soooo much happening this week... So grab a cuppa and take a seat...Its going to be a long one :O)

We have a fantastic list of sponsors for you this week. ( click on pictures to visit the sponsors)

With $15 to spend instore

With $35 of copics to be won

Selection of frames

With a $10 gift voucher

With $25 to spend

Also as you visit the OSAAT DT gals you may find a few little extras as you go ;O) Lots of sweet surprises are instore for you all. ;O)

The theme :

The theme for our birthday bash is Pretty... So lots of Lace, bows, bling, ribbon , flowers and pins ;O)

My cards:

This week i have 2 Creators for you .

Firstly i have JLJ Designs: with a Beary Merry Christmas Morning available here

(Please click onto my picture so that you can see in better detail.)

Ive made a wall hanger with the number 1 (of course ;O) ) My image was coloured with Promarkers. I added lots of embossed number 1's, gems and flowers all that co ordinated with the image.
The card was coloured again with Promarkers but this time i paper pieced the image. I used a fabric to make the curtains. But various paper and cardstock to make up the image. Tiny 2mm gems were added to the sky to make the stars.

Here is a closer image of the wall hanger.

My second card is a new image, Honey Bear Max by Lexi Creations. You can buy him here.

This image was super fun to colour. I used my Promarkers and added lots of 2mm and 3mm gems. I coloured some white flowers to match the ones on the image. I searched through my stash as i really wanted a bee embellishment ( to my amazement there wasn't a bee in sight ! I have just about everything else in the black hole that is my stash LOL) So i set to making one

I used thin strips of the yellow and black to 'quill' one... Not bad i think as i dont have a quilling tool LOL.. The wings were recycled from a Christmas tag hanger ;O)

Heres a close up of Max

Well congratulations for getting to the bottom of my looooooong post :O)

I have a little treat for you ..... I have candy ;O)

Below you can see the candy i have on offer:

Its a Joanna Sheen Messy Rabbit Rubber Stamp. ( Messy Wreath MR178)

To win my candy...

1. Become a follower of my blog , if your not already.

2..Please leave me a comment..Then If you mention my candy on your blog, leave a link and i will enter you twice ;O)

3. I will post the candy worldwide.

4. Candy winner will be pulled on Saturday 19th February at 10pm. Winner will be notified in my OSAAT post next Sunday ..

Thats it folks ......

Choccy xxxx

I would like to add Honey Bee Max into

I did it Creations Challenge Blog 'Bling'

Craft Your Passion,'Anything Goes'

Stampin with the dragon, 'Anything Goes'

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Creative Craft World. Scrap Map Saturday

Over at Creative Craft World
Its Scrap Map Saturday

This gorgeous sketch has been put together by Sue.

I managed to get chance to have a play with this one this week and heres the result..

Dont forget that if you are lucky enough to be the weekly winner on Saturday Scrap Map you are in with a chance of becoming a guest designer over at Creative Craft World. This time its for a spot in March. Durring your GDT spot you will have access to a special 30 % discount at Creative Craft World Store

Hope you come along and join in the fun ...

Choccy xx

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

MSE Margs' Water challenge

Over at MSE Marg has set us all a challenge after winning the last one set by CT1972.

Congratulations on your win Marg :O) and what a great challenge you have set ...'Water'
I coloured my card using promarkers. The water bubbles were coloured then i added glossy accents to the large ones and stickles to the small ones and bow on the babies head.
The DP is from a free pack that came with Quick Cards. Pink Petticoat, Vintage Rose Collection.
I then added a few 3mm gems.
Choccy xx

Monday, 7 February 2011

Pay it forward.

Ive just visited one of my teamies blogs *waves to Sarah* and she had this posted on hers...

What a fantastic idea !!! So i am having to join in also :O)

Heres how it works :

Basically there are some simple rules to follow; to join in I promise to post something handmade/homemade sometime in 2011 to the first five people who comment on this post, you in turn post this onto your blog and make the same commitment to 5 people who post on your blog post. What a great way of having a reason to make something specifically for someone else.... plus it will help keep that pile of creations in check, if you are anything like me you will have stacks of stuff made for challenges and nowhere to send them lol!

Once you have commented and re posted this on your blog, email me on
with your blog link and snail mail address so I know where to send what I make to you sometime in 2011.

Choccy xx

1.. Furrypig ( Im doing this one too hunny,so will add you on here also ;O) )
2 ..CT1972 ( Off to do swapsies Caroline ;O) xx)

Scrap Map Saturday at Creative Craft World

Above is this weeks Scrap Map Saturday Map over at Creative Craft World.
Its been designed by Lou .
Why not stop by and see the fantastic DT LO and if you have always fancied having a go... Whats easier than following a 'map' ;O)
Oh and whilst i am here.. We are 8 away from 250 followers . Another big draw is coming at 250. So if your not a follower, come and play... All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is to be a follower.
Choccy xx

Sunday, 6 February 2011

One Stitch At A Time - Do it with a digi

This week at One Stitch At A Time we are challenging you to 'Do it with a digi' any theme but you must use a digital product in your creation..

This weeks sponsors are :

Who are offerring 1 lucky winner a $25 voucher to spend at their store. You can pop over here and see what you would buy ;O)

Our second sponsor is Creative Craft World. Who are offering a set of (5) Promarkers to one lucky winner.

My Cards:

This week i made 2 creations :O) With their being so many digi products available the world is your oyster.. Theirs so many styles of digi images and papers available at OSAAT . Why not pop over and see what the creators have added new this month.. You wont be disapointed.

My first card is using Lexi Creations 'Lilli holding tulips' . You can buy Lexis' fantastic images here This image was such a fun image to colour. Theres so many colour variations that you could use. I will definately be using this image again.
My second card is this gorgeous froggy.. Hes part of a set of 5 from Toucan Scraps available here. In this range theres also a scrapping set and i must say... that the whole set is fantastic. Again this little guy can be coloured so many colours that hes mega versatile.. I know he will be hopping onto my blog again real soon !!

Well thats it from me on this cold and windy Sunday. I do hope that you have enjoyed my 2 new creations this week ? I cant wait to stop by your blogs to see your take on the OSAAT 'Do it with a digi' challenge.
Choccy xx

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Have you ever ?

Have you ever seen an image and HAD to colour it ?
Its happened to me....... As you know i am on the DT for One Stitch At A Time . One of the creators.. Bonna from Kellys' kids available here made a new digi image called Stitchy Angel.. Well i simply fell in love with her........ She absolutely GORGEOUS.. I just had to colour and create a card with her.
Below is the card that i made, i wanted to get as many references to stitchin' as i could.

A close up of the image
When the Stitchyness knew that i had bought this image she asked me if i could send her a copy as she couldnt wait to see it 'made up'...
So i have emailed Stitchy and Bonna a photograph of my card and now i am sharing it with you.
I must say its one of my favorite cards that i have made in a long while.
Hope you like it too ?
Choccy xx

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Creative Craft World... Love, love love

Oooh now i keep singing that song from Love Actually LOL.

Can i firstly thank everyone for joining in with our new card challenges. The response has been fantastic and we do love visiting your blogs to see all your beautiful creations. Can i add that its VERY Hard to pick our favorites too. Which is a good thing ... just shows how tallented you all are ;O)

The theme this fortnight is 'Love' at Creative Craft World card challenge #3
But Lou has put a twist to the challenge... Its love using red, pinks and black.

We are sponsored this fortnight by Stitchy bear stamps. If you click on the logo below it will take you straight to the store.

Heres my take on 'Love' using Stitchys' Stupid Cupid who is available to buy here.

With a close up of cupid.. Whos been coloured with Promarkers. He has a tint of pink to his hair. Glossy accents on his glasses and arrows and cute pink wings lol. I used a sizzix embossing plate to make the red heart background and then used a fiscars punch to add the black scalloped edge card. So that it kept in with the theme colours.

At Creative Craft World we have a new DT member thats joining us. *waves* to Hannah
We also have Susi who has taken up a GDT spot for February. Susi won Januarys' Saturday Scrap Map challenge. So if you fancy joining in and getting a Guest DT spot like Susi... Pop over to the blog and have a look at this weeks map.. A new map is unveiled every Saturday.
The current card challenge is running from today until 15th February.
Dont forget to check the rules that are wrote right at the bottom of the challenge blog. We have had some enteries that were gorgeous but didnt follow the general rules so had to be excluded from our winners search :O(
Choccy xx