Sunday, 28 August 2011

One Stitch At A Time ... Halloween/ Thanksgiving collab

At One Stitch At A Time this sunday.. We see the release of our Thanksgiving/ Halloween collab..  So thats our theme for this weeks challenge ;O)

Dont forget that if you spend $10 at Stitchy Bear Store Stamps you get the collab FREE :o) So stock up on the images that you love and have a freebie on us ;O)

Also a little reminder that this week sees the final week of our 'Pretty in Print' contest. See the stores homepage for all the details or click on the logo in my sidebar..

Back to this weeks challenge :O)

The sponsor this week is  Michelle's
With a $10 gift voucher.
My DT card:

This week i worked with  Glitterbabe and got to work with her 'scardy cat' .. I adore this image !!  I left it nice and plain apart from abit of stickles on the stars... Well stars shine right ? ;O)
Heres my card for this week
My card is a scalloped 5x7 card blank. I added a black rectangle then i embossed some orange bright paper with my spiders web folder. I used some green paper which was cut with my nesties. The only other addition was purple gems and a  green brad.

I hope you have enjoyed your visit to my blog today. I cant wait to come and see all of your fabby creations..

Hugs Choccy xx

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Come and Get it............. are sketchy

Theres a super sketch to follow this week at Come and Get It challenges.. After my card was sooo kindly picked as a top 3 last week :O) I just had to join in again.

I decided it was a perfect sketch to make a birthday card for my grandad, who will be 87 years young... Grandad used to be a bomb aimer in the RAF ( Royal Air Force ) He still has such a love of planes.. This image by Teri at Delicious Doodles was perfect for him.

I coloured the image with Promarkers using 5 warm greys and 3 cool greys.. Yes there is 8 different greys on my card !! I backed the image onto black card. Then onto a blue DP and then again onto blue card before backing it onto my card. I highlighted bits of the plane with my silver markers pen.. I used peel offs to write grandad and i really must practise alittle more in getting them straight LOL.. I suppose it adds to the appeal of the card ;O)

Heres my card for the 'Come Get and Get It' challenges

The photo was a little dark ... Wheres the sunshine when you need it ?  Hope the sun is shining near you :O)

Choccy xx

Friday, 26 August 2011

Creative Craft World...'A card for Granny'

With Grandparents Day fast approaching, at Creative Craft World we wanted to celebrate all the Granny's and Grandad's out there :O)  The challenge finishes on September 5th at 10pm GMT. Leaving enough time to still post your fantastic creation to the lucky recipient in time for Grandparents Day on September 11th. ;O)
The challenge is sponsored by Bugaboo who are giving one lucky winner a prize of 7 digi images 

These are my DT cards for the challenge :

When i saw this fantastic image i knew this card would be perfect for lots of grannys'. Its adorable.. I printed out the background using a free bingo card maker. Then used my MS punch to place the dabber marker mark. The image was coloured with Promarkers.

My second card is from my boys to their Grandma and Grandad. Just because their granny and grandad are 'out of this world' !! I loved this image and my son Ben cant wait to share the card with Grandad. I made the card on an 8x8 card blank. Using my Big Shot to emboss the start background.. I wanted to keep to bright bold and cheerful colours on this card. To act as a reminder of the fantastic time they have had at the Seaside with them over this summer holiday.

Dont forget to pop along and share your beautiful creations.. We have had abit of a rule change , so dont forget to have a quick read through :O)  Hopefully it will make it easier for lots of you to join in the fun..

Choccy xxx

Sunday, 21 August 2011

OSAAT 'Make it sparkle'

Ooooh its sunday again .... Sundays mean One Stitch At A Time.

This week we would like you to 'make it sparkle'.  Now we all love abit of bling now and then dont we ? I know i do :O) The sponsor this week is Joanna Sheen, who is giving 1 lucky winner £10 to spend instore.

This week i got to work with HRH Stitchyness herself :O) Now as soon as i saw her 'Flight of Fantasy' silhouette. I just knew i had to use that image.. Its adorable !! You can buy it here.

Heres my DT card for this week
I used a 6x6 scalloped edge card to create this one. I wanted to pick up the colours that printed with this silhouette, hense the purple paper ribbon and the pink shaped card. I used my nesties to cut the white glittered card and a different one to do the pink shape. I left the image as it was apart from me adding abit of stickles to her wings. Heres a close up of the image.
I cut the pink and silver flowers with my punch then added stickles to the pink flowers. I used my MS frond punch to cut the leaves. Then of course to give it sparkle that was sparklier than a sparkler :O) I had to add some gems and then i added a few more...
I do hope that you have enjoyed visiting to see my sparkleicious creation this week ?

Dont forget you still have time to join in with our 'Pretty in Print,' contest. For details click the info box on my sidebar or see the Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps homepage for more details.
We are already half way through the contest !! So come along and join in.. Just dont forget...... To be eligible to be published you need to use a Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps creators digi image and dont forget to put MAG after your name.
Theres also a chance to win other prizes by using a Stitchy Bear Digital stamp or one of the other creators available instore.. If you use one of the available images at our store put #3 after your name.. So we dont miss your entry.

Remember too... If you spend $10 at Stitchy Bear Digital stamps you get a fabby free colab selection of images.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Creative Craft World... ' For a child'

At Creative Craft World we are challenging you to make a card 'For a child'. Another nice and easy one.. This could be any card or creation so long as its for a child.. You have until 25th August at 10 pm to get your entry in ;O)

We are Sponsored by Stitchy Bear Stamps for this challenge so 1 lucky winner will receive a selection of digi images of their choice.

I was super lucky in this challenge and got to work with 2 creators. Stitchy herself and Teri from Delicious Doodles. Here is the cards i made.

Using Stitchys' 'Sweet Pea' image.
I coloured the image using my Promarkers, then added glossy accents to the flowers and stickles around the inside of the pea pod.. Well babies are magic .... right ?  I found the perfect pea DP which was sent to me in a stash swap so i am not sure what its called, sorry..The image was backed with a dark green bazzil basics card and then onto the pea DP. The stamp was from LOTV. This super image is great for boy or girl cards.

Using Delicious Doodles, ' Strawberry Cupcake' image
The image was again coloured with my Promarkers and stickles added to the icing for abit of yummy magic. I passed my card through my Big Shot using my swirls folder to match the swirly shiny cream ontop :O)  I added a few strawberry sparkle gems to my card to give it abit more glitz. I also added a piece of checked DP that matched the 'cake' colour... Since making this cupcake card i have made a few more and they all look good enough to eat ;O)

Thats it for my Creative Craft World Creations this time... I am looking forward to visiting all of your blogs to see your fantastic creations.

Why not have a try at our Scrapbook Scrap Map challenge ? Theres a great prize of a GDT spot and a subscription kit to one lucky winner.. You know what they say.. You have to be in it ... to win it !!

Choccy xxx

Sunday, 14 August 2011

OSAAT Use a Digi + Pretty in Print

Its Sunday !! That means only one thing.. One Stitch At A Time .... At OSAAT this week we have a nice easy challenge for you 'Use a Digi' thats it :O)

Dont forget if you want to enter our Pretty In Print contest you MUST use a OSAAT digi image and put MAG after your name when you submit your entry.. Pop over to the challenge blog or OSAAT shop page to read all the details.

This challenge is sponsored by The Stamping Boutique. Who are giving 1 lucky winner their choice of 5 digi images .

My DT card

For this challenge i was asked to work with Sue from Beary Dust Stamps. The image that i used is called Krizza and is available here . She was a dream to create a card with. Heres what i made.

I used my Promarkers to colour the image. MS punch to create the doily lace strip and the flower leaves. The flower, sentiment and card candy were all from Craftwork Cards. I backed the image onto Bazzil basics card then distressed the edges. I hope you have enjoyed your visit and my creation.

Hope to see you over at OSAAT and also in the Pretty in Print contest.

Choccy xxx

I would like to add my card in the following challenges

Come and Get It ( Black, White and Red )

Friday, 12 August 2011

MSE Animals

Over on MSE Sadie204 challenged us to make a card with animals.... Birds are animals right ??

Heres my card :
I just has to use my new Stampin up punch ... Thats why i sooo wanted to to do a bird ;O)

I used my big shot to emboss the 'Thanks' and row of 'Bubbles'.. I used mica powders over the bottom of the card and its sooo shiny.. But the light is really bad and i have to get the card posted tonight to sorry about that :O( ..
I dooo LOVE my new punch.. So think it will be turning up a few times on my makes :O)

Choccy xxx

Sunday, 7 August 2011

One Stitch At A Time Use a digi

At One Stitch At A Time this Sunday its a nice easy challenge for you all...... Use a digi  ... Thats it !!
What a fantastic challenge.. No doubt there will be some stunning creations with this theme..

The sponsor for this challenge is ( We have 2 !!)
Crimson Cloud ( a new sponsor ) 1 winner will receive 3 packs of die cuts.


My Cards this week

For this weeks challenge I made an invite, Well actually quite a few ;O) This challenge fell just right for my eldest sons 21st birthday ;O)
So when i was asked to work with an image from The BIG Stitchy herself I had to choose this 21st image.. It was perfect !!! You can buy the image here.
Heres a close up

I was also lucky enough to work with some die cuts from Crimson Cloud.. These were adorable and i had to use them all ;O) So this card is a whopper at 8x8... I of course decorated the inside too :O)

and inside

Now just before i go ... i want to point you in the direction of out fantastic 'Pretty in Print' Contest.. See my side bar for more details or The Stitchy Bear Store Homepage... Its a fantastic prize !! My work was featured in  Papercraft Essentials issue 71.. page 23 :O) Mine is the bottom right .. I made 6 cards because i just couldnt decide which i loved most hahaha
Heres my work
The images are by Claire aka Hope Jacare and called Planet set 1 a fantastic group of 3 images.. I adore them.. Click to get a bigger picture ;O)
I will post mid week all my cards in greater detail :O)
Until then

Hugs Choccy xxx

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Creative Craft World - Birthdays..

Wow !! Last week saw 85+ enteries to our 'Anything But Birthdays' challenge. At Creative Craft World Challenge blog.
So we decided this week we will do a complete U-Turn and have our theme as ..... Birthdays :O)

We are sponsored by the fantabulous ' The Crafty Pad ' Please pop over to the challenge blog and see the girls beautiful cards.. We hope they provide lots of inspiration to you ..

Theres so many fantastic images here, ( They have some gorgeous elves that i know will be on my Christmas card list ;O)  )

I made my card this time using Bradley and Dilbert the Dragon with gifts.. Its sooo cute and ideal for boys birthdays i thought.

Ive added Stickles to his wings and glossy accents to the gift.. Its coloured with my Promarkers and i used ribbon as my sentiment.
Ive made a few of these cards using different coloured Dilberts' and they are all sooo cute !!  So yes this image is a definate keeper. I love it !! I find boys cards are still such a challenge, afterall not alot of boys like fluff,sparkle and shine do they ? and if you added a flower Oh My !! lol

Choccy xxx

I would like to add my card into the following challenges:

Craft Your Days Away -  Birthdays

Inky Impressions - Birthdays

Just Tracys Crafts - Birthdays

Creative Craft World. Scrapbook LO.

Cute as a button !! Well i sure think he is :O)

Heres the first Scrapbook page i have made for my Precious Grandson Taylor.
This photograph was taken when he was just 2 weeks old...

This has been made for the August Scrapbook challenge over at Creative Craft World.... Now as some of you know i am not a Scrapbooker, lol.. So i did have a few helpful suggestions off our fantastic Sue.. Thanks Sue xx
Pop over to the challenge blog for details and the Scrap Map.. You have a month to join in the fun .... One lucky winner will receive GDT status for a month and DT discount for that month :O)

Heres my first Scrapbook page for Taylor :

This little man will be on my blog lots and lots as he grows :O)

Choccy xxx

Friday, 5 August 2011

Kelleys Kids Challenge number 1

Over at Kelleys Kids they are starting their journey with a fantastic 'Anything Goes ' challenge. I adore Bonnas' images so i had to go and play along :O)

The light is none existant at the moment, so i appologise for the fairly dark photograph of my card. In natural light it is as it says on the card Loud ( bright lol)  This fun image said this to me as soon as i saw it. So i went with my feelings and even put it in the sentiment..
My card was created by colouring the funtabulous image with Promarkers, i of course had to use abit of gold for sparkle !!  Then wanted more sparkle so added the gems lol..
I do hope you enjoyed visiting to see my 'Loud and Proud' creation.. Dont forget to stop by the challenge blog and see all the DTs' fantastic creations.

Choccy xx