Sunday, 26 August 2012

One Stitch At A Time 128

Has anyone seen the sun ?  Its the last bank holiday weekend of the year and its horrible weather. Theres been heavy rain, thunder, lightening oh and of course some sun !! Ah well i shall have to spend it inside, crafting :O)

For this weeks challenge at One Stitch At A Time i have 2 cards to show you.
My first is made with papers by Oase of Panda Bear Designs called 'sweet melodies' and i used the silhouette images by Stitchy called 'The rehersal' . Heres my card
and a close up
I added teeny tiny gems to the single notes on the backing paper just for a little interest.
Oh and i added some to the satin edged organza ribbon also.
My second card is using a gorgeous image by Stitchy called ' Butterfly love'
This was picked by my teamie Tracey.. Heres what i made
and a close up
With this image i used glossy accents and sticles on her wings to give them a shimmer.
The embossed panel was using my butterflies embossing folder  I then used the teent tiny gems in green and blue to keep in with the colours i had used for the image and backing papers.
I love both my cards that i made for this challenge.
If you would like to join in with us this week.
Its  'Use a Digi'
Pop to the challenge blog to read details of the prize and sponsor this week. Its another great prize :O)
Choccy xxx 

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Just Inspirational

At Just Inspirational Challenges this week theres another funfastic challenge for you.

Pop over to the blog to see all the challenge details

The picture that we have to inspire you is
Heres my card for this challenge
I had such fun with this image.. Its brilliant. Ive coloured it up in a few different colourways and it looks fantastic !! This one will be used again
I coloured the image using my Promarkers. Then added glossy accents where the 'metal' was.
I then worked the card backwards using the white card base then i added a red paper. Then a smaller white square that i had added red ribbon too/
I stuck a doily to some of the red paper and then cut around it abit.
The circle fit nicely in the middle of the ribbon diamond.
The image and sentiment was then placed on top of that..
I do love the overall look of this card. Its rather heavy though LOL.
Choccy xxx

Sunday, 19 August 2012

OSAAT #127 Back to school

Well what a strange week i have had this week.... Its one of those weeks that you need to give yourself a little shake and a kick up the bum...   The more i have tried to do the less i have achieved :O(   I have a pile of DT  cards that i will complete this week...   A few big decisions have been made this week so i suppose thats a start :O)  
Its been a week tinged with sadness.. one of my DT  girls lost her husband this week after a very very short illness..  I can honestly say that i feel as though it has broken my heart... I cannot imagine how the family must be feeling... Things like this always make me realise to make the most of every day... You never know what the next chapter of your life may bring.
All my boys are a year older ! Well its Lukes 17th birthday on tuesday. But Dwight is 22 my baby Ben is 13. Even my grandson Taylor turned 1 this year !!! Time truly does fly by

Talking of time flying.....its Sunday again... So another One Stitch At A Time challenge.. As theres only 2.5 weeks left here in UK ... I wanted a back to school challenge. So thats our theme...

Pop to the challenge blog to see all details and to attatch your entry.

Heres my creation for this week...
I started with a blank pencil crayon tube. I bought it when Wilkinsons had a sale, so it cost 25p. I knew it would come in handy
I worked with Oases' (Panda Bear Designs) Education station papers..... I LOVE  them !!!
So did Ben ... who asked me to make him a pocket timetable that matched !! So heres Bens' pencil crayon box and his pocket timetable.

Pop to the challenge blog to see all the DTs fantastic creations. Theres cards, notebooks and even full decorated stationary kits !!
Then share your own creations with us

Choccy xxx

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges

Cute Card Thursday .. Back to school
Back to school  Pennys Paper Crafty
Craft your days away  Anything Goes
Back to School  Simply Create Too

Sunday, 12 August 2012

OSAAT Anything Goes

Well its been such a lovely sunny week here. My youngest son has been away at the coast with my mum and dad for the last 9 days... Hes back later today. So no doubt the quiet week will change and i will have stories of what has been done and said everyday .... It amazes me that he can remember so much yet when it comes to something important he forgets LOL,,,,,The joys of being 13 haha.

Tonight sees the closing of the London 2012 Olympic games. I  think i can honestly say. I have never watched so much sports.........ever !!! Its been fantastic... I can say that i have watched some iconic momements.. I have been sucked into watching these as i really am not a great sports fan ! BUT  i am so pleased that i have watched :O) Tonight is the closing ceremony, so i am looking forward to seeing that too... I have no idea whats going to be left to watch on tv.. The olympics finish today.. then Big Brother on monday !! LOL

Right onto my card for this week :O)

This week i have created with an image by Priyanka from My Heart Pieces.  As soon as i saw Baby Bees i knew i had to create using this image. Its soooooo cute !!! Heres what i made.

and a close up

I loved creating this card and wanted to keep it very 'Strawberries' so thats why i kept it red,white and green.
I coloured the image with my Promarkers then added abit of stickles and glossy accents.
I made the flowers using the backing paper i had used. I think looking at them now i could of used an extra layer or two on there. But not too bad for a first attempt :O) I added stickles to the edges of the paper, just for interest.
I finished my card by adding 4mm gems to around the image. Them teeny tiny 2mm green gems around the flowers.

I do love my creation and will deffinately be using this summerey image again..

You can get this image FREE ... along with 7 others.. So thats 8 images free !!!!

Just spend $7 or more at our store and you will receive this gooorgeous set of images that has been used by our DT  this week !!!

Dont forget to share your 'this week creations' with us over at One Stitch At A Time' for our Anything Goes challenge.

Choccy xxxx

Sunday, 5 August 2012

OSAAT White + 1

At One Stitch At A Time this week we want to see your white +1  ...Its kind though you can use skin and hair too ;O)

The challenge is sponsored by Bunny Zoe and if you enter using a Stitchy Bear store product you can win £10 to spend there :O)
If you enter using another digi image.. You can win $3 to spend at our store

This week i have 2 cards to show you
Using Rapunzel by IkesArt

Using Siannie by Kaz Kraftz

Pop over to the challenge blog to share your white + 1..
I look forward to seeing your creations :O)

Sorry for the short post. We are starting a thunderstorm so i am going offline :O)

Choccy xxxx

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Just Inspirational Week 40

This week at Just Inspirational challenges we have a fantabulous challenge for you.

Heres the inspirational picture for you

Theres a super dooper sponsor too

You can win the image i used plus this one

Heres my creation 

and a close up

Pop over to the challenge blog to see all my teamies creations using the images...

Choccy xxx