Friday 30 July 2010

Happy Birthday Dwight

On Wednesday 28th July my eldest was 20 !!! oooh yes i do feel old LOL.
Here is the card i made for him.

I used an 8x8 card blank from craftwork cards.
The card had to have some of his favorite colours on which are blue and silver/ So i used my cuttlebug stars and happy birthday folders. Then used my cricut to cut SON and 20. The image is very apt for most teenagers lol. It was coloured with Promarkers and i used glossy accents for the glass effect on the 'pint'.

This one was made with cuttlebug and cupcakes paper.. Again it was blue and silver ;o) It was a really quick and easy card to make. I think it looks quite effective.. So it may make another appearance on here. Only jiggled about abit and a different name :o)

Below is a picture of a few party goers that came to celebrate with him. It was taken at 11.55 pm , so some of them had gone home for work the next day LOL.
(Can i just add that the little ones are mine also ;o) so they had to be there celebrating with his big brother) A good night was had by all.... The last guest left at 4am !!!
The photo below are my 3 and Laura,whos been a great family friend for the last 8 years.

Wednesday 28 July 2010

Fantasy LO

Over at Scrapping with I did it Creations their challenge number 3 is to create a fantasty LO.
Well mine ( like a few other womens ) would have to be Chocolate ! In any form LOL
See the connection with me and chocolate ? Chocolate Orange ( Choccy) Its not Terrys its mine ( In reference to the Terrys chocolate orange ad ;o) ) Yes im a chocoholic :o)
For my LO i used a backing paper with pictures of Chocolate chip cookies. Then i cut up a sheet of receipes and attatched that. I used chocolate colour papers and Chocolate drop card candy. My cricut came in handy to cut out my title ' Choccy Biccies'. I added a charm which is a chocolate bar ;o)
Can i appologies for a basic LO. This is only the second one i have ever done.
Choccy xx

Tuesday 27 July 2010

DT call

Crafty Emma is holding a DT call. To find out more about it,Please pop over to her blog for more details .
Crafty Emma also has an online shop with some great bargains. Again details are on her blog

Tuesday 20 July 2010

New Challenge blog

With the sad news that Magical crafts challenge blog has closed the DT have now opened Craft Your days away challenge blog
The challenges begin on Saturday 7th August 2010 to celebrate they have some fabby blog candy.
Can i take the opportuity to wish you all well in the new venture.
Choccy xx

Sunday 18 July 2010

OSAAT Challenge # 22

Its time for team 'B' again :o)
This week its Digi Madness over at One Stitch at a Time Challenge blog

We are sponsored by Craft Brulee A great store that sells lace,flowers,ribbon and trim.Along with stamps and digis.

My card this week is made using digi papers from Crafty Chaos Designs
This is the Wedding Trends digi pack. Which i have used 2 papers from. I also have used a digi stamp from the 'lost love' stamps. In the paper pack theres another 4 sheets ( so thats 6 in total) and another 2 stamps to play with.. I cant wait to try out the others that i have downloaded with the packs.
For me these all fitted together perfectly. The only thing that i have added to the black card blank ( other than these fanatstic papers and digi stamp) Is 10 little gems !! I really dont think it needed anything else.

Dont forget that Stitchy Bear stamps are still having their 30 % off .... storewide sale !!
So grab your digi's now. Theres so many fantastic creators on there. So theres something for eveyone and every taste.

Talking of creators ..... Keep your eye on Stitchy Bear Stamps
Theres a few rustlings flying around about something new coming on there soon ;o)
But shhhh you didnt hear that from me ;o)
I will of course be watching the 'goings on closely' So will update on here incase you miss the excitement LOL.

Thankyou for coming to see my Design Team work. Dont forget to visit the other DT members to see their fantastic creations. Theres a few stunners out there this week... I cant wait to stop by your blogs and see yours.

Choccy xx

Saturday 17 July 2010

Ive started my christmas cards

Ive just realised that its not actually that long until Christmas ( Its actually 23 weeks today !) Oh my !! wish i wouldnt of just worked that out !!! What a scary thought.....
Heres one ive made for my cousin and his twin boys.
The image is one of the new Lili of the valley ones that have just been released. It was so hard being good and limiting myself ( But im proud to say i was a good girl and only got 4) This one is called 3 Wee boys and its sooo cute.

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

This card was taken from a sketch over at Lili of the Valley. Where their challenge #57 is a sketch.

C.R.A.F.T challenge# 59 is Babies and Children. Well this image has 3 of the most cutest children ive seen !!

Cards for Men challenge #14 Christmas in July and card for a boy or man. Well this card is for my cousin and his 2 twins that are boys

The shabby Tea Room week#18 Christmas in july

Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #31 Its Christmas

Cute Card Thursday challenge # 121 Get a Head Start

Thankyou for stopping by
Choccy xx

Happy Anniversary

This week Mum asked me to make a wedding anniversary card for her friends. Oh yipee ! it fit in great with a challenge over at Tuesday Taggers
I took the colours i used from the image.Which i mounted onto gold card. Then onto embossed bazzil basics. The flower ish embellishment was made up from punching my MS frond punch then colouring the 'frond's gold and using a card candy as the centre.

Thanks for stopping by,
Choccy x

Thursday 15 July 2010

More Candy

Crafty Emma has just opened her online store and to celebrate shes giving away £10 voucher.

To be in with a chance of winning and to get some great priced items. Pop over to her blog here

Can i take this opportunity to wish her well

Wednesday 14 July 2010

Blog Candy

One of my fellow OSAAT DT gals is having a blog candy giveaway. To celebrate her birthday and being on no less than 5 DTs :o)
Please pop over and join in ... You have to be in it win it

Congratulations Rebekah and Happy Birthday for 3rd August xx

Tuesday 13 July 2010

A giveaway

One of the ladies from our MSE card making thread. Is doing a giveaway for a £40 voucher to spend at any one of the six CSN Stores UK websites..
Pop over to her blog and have a look. Youve got to be in it to win it !!!

Can i add that she also makes GAWGEOUS cards ;o)
Thanks for the chance of winning Claire xx

Pretty in pink

I just had to use this image for this card. I really love it. I coloured it with my Promarkers and added stickles to her wings.I raised the image by using foam squares.This helped with it sitting over the distressed black card. I added some flowers and some gems for added sparkle.
I would like to add my card to the following challenges:
Crafts and Me Challenge #8 Black,pink and white
I love Promarkers Challenge #22 Distressing
Incy Wincy Challenge #50 Distress it
The Corrosive Challenge #72 Sketch (Thanks Rebekah x)

Christmas card season.

Heres my first Christmas card of the year. Its using an absolutely GORGEOUS image by Mo Manning.. Isnt it sooo sweet ? I coloured the image with Promarkers and added stickles to the furry bit of their coats. The image was backed onto a piece of Christmassy blue paper with snowflakes on it. I ran a piece of acetate through my cuttlebug in my snowflakes folder, which is something i havent tried before. I put a few buttons and a snowflake charm ontop so it would finish the card off.

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

Stamping with the dragon challenge #5 which is a receipe transparent and 3 buttons

Magical Crafts challenge#19 Christmas in July

ABC Christmas Challenge N for Noel anything christmas goes

Paper Cutz Challenge #49 Christmas NO red or green

MSE new technique.. Cuttlebugging acetate

Sunday 11 July 2010

Creative Craft World ..Holidays Challenge

Well its time for another fun challenge over at Creative Craft World. This time Holidays are in the air. Now it was Mels' turn to pick the challenge this time. So another brief we were given was to think out side our comfort zone.. I must say the DT have come up with some great projects and i cant wait to see all the enteries to this challenge. The prize is a set of seasons Promarkers. So summer,autumn, winter and spring... ( Wish the DT could enter ! you can never have too many promarkers. Can you ? )We were very lucky and each got to work with some of the new Echo Park Sweet Summertime papers. They are soooo gorgeous !!. You can buy then here you can also buy the Walk in the park which a equally gorgeous.

So heres my holidays enspired things.

I made a summer holiday planner for Ben.
This year is a milestone in his life.
He moves from primary to secondary education. So i wanted to mark this is some way. Hense the planner. ( He did say it was abit girly with the ribbon lol but said i could share it with him...bless LOL)

It has a huge diary section in there with plenty of space for photos and mementos.

It comes with 4 corner of the page bookmarks which were made with the journal paper cards. I also made a page mark. attatched to the spine in co ordinating ribbons ( So that he can pop it inside and knows where hes up too) The corner bookmarks were very easy to make. I will construct a little tutorial for you all.

I can wait to start finding him activities to fill out the 7 week planner at the start. I decided to include the last week of school. They have a prom this year and a trip all in the last week !! So very busy.. It also includes the 1st week back at his new Technology college... Which i might just add he is VERY VERY excited about.

I usually have a notebook that has things listed in it for Wet days, Dry days and Days out. For the times that we get 'im bored ' and 'ive got nothing to do' Usually after the first week ( some parents out there will feel my pain with this one lol) So at the back of the book i have a section called .....What to do.
I took 3 pages for wet days , distressed the edges in blue and wrote wet days.. Yellow for dry days and red for days out. Again just so it was easier to find. (I live in a houseful of men.That if things dont jump into their hands they cant find it LOL)

I also made/altered a flip flop box... The first one i did flopped. So now they are called flip flopped boxes hehe. I used my failed one to take a template and made the second one. Although i decorated it differently then it didnt flop ;o)
Ive bought a bag charm for his teacher so i wanted somewhere to put it so it looked different. Hense the flopped box. I originally wanted to make 2 as he has a favorite teacher. But im just getting over pink fingers !! So the next one i make will be in double sided thick card. Hres abit of a close up of it.

Thankyou for reading my mammoth post. I cant wait to stop by your blogs and see your holiday inspired items.

Choccy xx

I would like to enter my makes into

The Creative Cottage challenge #18. No cards allowed

SirStampalot July challenge Lazy Hazy Days of Summer

Sunday 4 July 2010

Tuesday Taggers Wedding Day challenge

I absolutely loved this forever friends image but never got round to using it. I backed it onto pink card that i have cut the corners with my MS punch.Then onto a blingy cream card to bring out the colour of the bears. Then it all was placed onto a blue card ( Well blue for boys and i didnt want to leave the groom out ;o) ) As the card had abit of silver foiling on it i added abit of gem 'bling'.

I would like to enter my card into the Tuesday Taggers challenge . The challenge is sponsored by The Craft Barn . Off to go see their goodies.

Choccy xx

Cards for men #13

Over at Cards for men its challenge #13 time and a sketch

Heres my take on the sketch.

I used a fabby new male stamp i bought.I thought he would be perfect for the hard male years lol.Hes coloured with my promarkers and has glossy accents on his 'pint'. The backing paper was a sheet of blue paper that i had.I folded the top corner back and added a sentiment in place of the embellishment. I then distressed a scrap cut off of coordinations card that i had, then finished off with 3 green card candy pieces from Craftwork cards.

I would like to enter my card into:
Cards for Men challenge #13 sketch

OSAAT Challenge #20

Lace , ribbons and/or bows

Over at OSAAT this week. Its Lace Ribbons and/or bows. So grab your digi stamps and come join in the fun.

The sponsor is Sew Many Cards (This is where my gorgeous image was from)

also Hobby Habitat which is a great store with some fab prices.

Dont forget that Stitchy stamps has a fantastic 30 % off sale !!

My first DT card for OSAAT

Well here its is my first DT card for the brilliant OSAAT challenge blog.

I used a digi image from Sew Many Cards. Isnt she just sooooo sweet ? It was a pleasure to make my card using this image. She was so easy to colour and the different elements all seemed to fit together for me... Which is always a good thing !.
I used my Cuttlebug to emboss baby pink paper with Divine swirls. I thought that folder fitted with the swirly clouds. The image was coloured with my Promarkers then i added stickles , glossy accents and a gem to the image. The image was backed onto Gold matt card and then onto the embossed paper. I finished the card with ribbon threaded through some lace i had in my stash and lots of gems.

I loved making my card soooo much. That i made another :o) Using the same image of course

Choccy xx

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

Craftalicious Challenges #3 cute

I love digi challenge #10 Emboss it

Bunny Zoe's Crafts challenge #1 Nice and Girly

Shelly's Images Anything goes, Celebration