Wednesday 28 December 2011

Sunday 25 December 2011

OSAAT Choccy's Christmas Challenge

Happy Christmas :O)

At OSAAT today we have a special challenge..
Choccy's Christmas Challenge..

To enter you MUST use a StitchyBear Digital Store product.
The prize will be the first colab of 2012... Its not far away !!! Infact this time next week it will be New Years Day...

For the challenge i asked a few of our 'oldest' ( not in years ;O) ) DT  members to pick their favorite card of the year... Here was mine
and a close up

Pop over to the blog to see the other 'oldies' favorite cards ;O) hehe

Happy Christmas everyone
Choccy xxx

Thursday 22 December 2011

OSAAT Newsletter card for Ike's Art

Heres my newsletter card that i designed for Ike from Ikes' Art

and a close up of the gorgeous image
with fluffy stuff and stickles ;O)

This was such a gorgeous image to create with..
It just called out for fluffy stuff and stickles...... So thats what it got ;O)

Dont forget you can see more of Ike's creations here

Choccy xxx

Sunday 18 December 2011

OSAAT Challenge #93 Anything Goes

Awwwww its the last challenge of 2011 over at One Stitch At A Time. But its a nice easy challenge
   'Anything Goes'
We know how you love those ;O) And we know how everyone is SUPER busy too ;O) I know i am ... i hang my head in shame to admit that i have not had time to put my tree up yet :O( Usually its up as early as i can !!  Hopefully today will see my festive trimmings emerging :O) :O) :O)

The sponsor for the last 'official ' 2011 OSAAT  challenge is Stitchy herself :O)
With 1 lucky winner getting $10 to spend instore.

I say official challenge as next week ( yes on Christmas day !) Theres a mini challenge thats brought to you by little 'ole ..... me !!!
Look out for Choccy's Christmas Challenge next week ;O)
Official OSAAT  challenges return on 1st January 2012

Heres my card for this week
I used an image Frosty's Snowglobe by Tami at Gingerloft and papers by Stitchy from her mega Merry Christmas pack

Ithink they look FABTASTIC  together !!

Dont forget to pop over to the challenge blog and join in the fun

Choccy xxxx

Sunday 11 December 2011

One Stitch At A Time

A very quick DT post from me today.....

The challenge this week at OSAAT is 'Use a Digi'

This is my card using Sylvies' image
On my card i also used Stitchys' Mega Merry Christmas papers ( A fantastic pack of 20 papers for $5)

The challenge is Sponsored by The Stamping Boutique. 1 lucky winner will win 5 digi images of their choice !!! wow !!!

This week i also made a card using 2 of Stitchys images.. I have loved these images for a long time but always struggelled in how to use them both at the same time.. I wanted to show everyones naughty but nice side ;O)  
Heres my creation..
It was sooo hard to photograph LOL
But looks stunning in real life.
The closed size of the card is 6x6

Heres some close ups

Pop over to the challenge blog to read the news and see everyones gorgeous creations for this challenge.

Exciting news

I just had to share this exciting news.. I won candy :O)
Now its not often i enter blog candy thingies ... But if its a friend i like to try to promote it for them... So i do try

Ive just found out that i won Sarahs' ( Rainmacs) candy..
Now i have been doing the happy dance ever since and can i add it has really made my week :O)

Heres what i have won

 A huge thankyou to Sarah for offerring the candy

Choccy xxx

Sunday 4 December 2011

One Stitch At A Time....'Be square'

Another sunday is here.. I do love Sundays but not how fast they arrive... Yes i do still have alot to prepare for Christmas.. I am so very behind this year :O(
Ahhh well ... I will be ready ..for next year hehehe

At One Stitch At A Time this week we would like you to 'Be Square'

The sponsor for this challenge is our very own Stitchy. Who is giving 1 lucky winner a $10 gift coupon to spend instore.

Don't forget if you enter the challenge using a Stitchy Bear Digital Store image.. Put #3 after your name and we will enter you in an additional chance to win $5 to spend instore... So if you try your luck with a SBDS image theres actually $15 to win each week !!! Fantastic or what ??

For this challenge i got to work with Teri from Delicious Doodles with her goooorgeous 'Robin' image. What an adorable image...

To make my card. I used a Square card. 4 squares of red patterned paper. 4 squares of plain red card. I even used square gems ;O)

I hope that you enjoy this challenge as much as i did..... Dont forget to join in then share your creations with us over at the challenge blog.. I cant wait to see all your gooorgeous creations.

Choccy xxx

Monday 28 November 2011

Cyber Monday at OSAAT

It's Cyber Monday and Our whole store is marked down to50% off for ½ the day
Starting 5AM est til 5PM est
(that is 10am to 10pm for our friends in the UK)


Why not grab a cuppa and pop over to the store.......... We are sure that you will find something for you

Choccy xxx

Sunday 27 November 2011

Have you ever had one of those days ?

Well i wanted to come and share my card with you today from the One Stitch At A Time challenge. But it has disappeared !!!

Yep you read that right card has vanished..I think its nice and safe tucked with all the cards that i have made for my family. I will get it out and get it on here.As soon as i can...

Pop over to the challenge blog and see all the other DT's fantastic creations... then join in yourself .. The theme this week is 'Seeing Red'

Choccy xxx

Sunday 20 November 2011

OSAAT New Challenge

Oooh another Sunday ... these are flying past far too quickly for my liking lol.

This week has been another of those.. I still haven't managed to find that time machine :O( lol   Yesterdays grocery shop was fun.. I did a little bit at one end of town..... then walked past the craft shop, noticed a big board about demonstrations and well lets say the rest / shopping was history LOL.. Dont think my boys will appreciate eating 2 rubber stamps a tub of Flitterglu and 5 yes 5 tubs of guilding flakes ( oooops !) Promarkers are not edible either but i needed a new Cocoa one ;O) A tub or 2 of glitter is a MUST at this time of year....right ? lol    Yes i am a true crafter lol

My card for One Stitch At A Time has changed 3 times this week !! I first made a cookie bag and tag. Then a card.. Then another card with my yesterday purchases.. I was going to add cookies to the bag but i was in that much of a rush after mt craft spree i forgot to buy cookies.. and i havent had the time to make any :O(   So i will try and pop my cookie bag on here later in the week..

The image i worked with is from one of our brand new designers 'Digi Blessings' Oooh they are soooooo cute !! Pop to the store and have a look for yourself .. I love them all... You can see them here.

The challenge is sponsored by Creative Craft World

With Promarkers as the prize.. Pop over tp the challenge blog for all the details ;O)

Heres my second card ;O)

A close up of the image.. Which was coloured in Promarkers, Stickles and Liquid Pearls

Thats it from me this week :O)  Apart from wishing all my US friends a Happy Thanksgiving.

Oooh i need to share abit of news too .. Get your calendars out and mark the date ;O)

Big hugs and Happy Holidays

Choccy xxxx

Friday 18 November 2011

The Craft Barn Candy

At The Craft Barn,.. They have reached 600 followers and to celebrate they are offerring this FANTASTIC candy to celebrate. !!!

You have until the 25th November to enter... Youve got to be in it to win it as they say
So why not pop over and have a look :O)

Sunday 13 November 2011

One Stitch At A Time #88 Black & White

Sunday again !! Where on earth does time go ?  Its getting nearer and nearer to that word that begins with 'C' ... I am trying not to say it , if i do  it might come quicker lol.  I still have so much to do... This being poorly has really really thrown me this year.. I just now have the task of trying to catch up .... Anyone seen a time machine i can borrow to get 4 weeks back ? or even extend my days to 48 hours ? ;O) lol

Now onto todays challenge at One Stitch At A Time ....
Its Black & White.......then because we are super dooper nice we will let you have abit of skin ;O)

This week i have been working with Claire from Hope Jacare.... Oooh her Spotty Dotty monster is gooorgeous and perfect i thought for a little boy..  I suppose it could be pink and purple which would make it perfect for a girl too :O)  anyway ... Its available to buy here..

Heres the card that i made this week

and inside

a close up

I made this card using an 8 x 8 card blank.. So its a large one :O)
The image on the inside is a negative of the one on the front.  I added liquid pearls to their teeth and glossy accents to their eyes and abit of grey to their slightly spikey spikes..

Why not pop over to the challenge blog and join in the fun...

Don't forget if you enter and use a Stitchy Bear Digital Store product put #3 after your name and you will be in with 2 chances of winning. :O)
The main prize PLUS the runner up prize which is only available to people using a Stitchy Bear product

Hugs Choccy xxxxx

Sunday 6 November 2011

One Stitch At A Time....... #87 Use a Digi

What a week !!!! :O(

Sooo happy that its Sunday and time for a challenge over at One Stitch At A Time

This week its time to 'Use a Digi'

Here's my card using the gorgeous image 'Winterville' by Lil Diva Stamps... I used no colour at all on the image. Just fluffy stuff and stickles.. I must admit i do adore this image and how i have not coloured it ;O)It just didnt 'need' and colour or at least i didnt think that it did...

The sponsor is

 With a £10 UK gift voucher

You can also win the SBDS runner up prize by using a SBDS image from the store.. Don't forget to put #3 after your name when you use a SBDS product on your creation... Just so that we dont miss your entry...

Hugs and Happy Sunday
Choccy xxx

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges

Ellephantastic ..November weather related

Gem of a challenge .. Cold and Frosty

Friday 4 November 2011

One Stitch At A Time ......Tea bag cards

How many times have you been stuck for a super fast handmade gift idea ??   I know i have a few times

Well over at StitchyBear Digital Stamps theres a new section that the creators are filling up to help with this little problem ......KWIK GIFTS  Will hopefully be somewhere that can rescue you  ... If you received the StitchyBear newsletter you would of seen some creations using tea bags cards....

Heres mine :

and inside

Oh my !!!  I love these ...... Theres 3 in the set

Dont forget to sign up to the StitchyBear news letter you can sign up by filling in your email address on the top left handside of the store site 
or the brand new

Sunday 30 October 2011

OSAAT Challenge #86

Yay another sunday !!!
Did you remember to turn back your clocks ? ( if you are in UK that is)  Hope you enjoyed an extra hour in bed ?  I didnt have one :O( My gorgeous grandson stayed over last night and of course his body clock didnt change time ;O)  Here he is at 6am dressed as a Pumpkin lol
Anyway onto todays challenge at One Stitch AT A Time well with only 55 days till Christmas.. We are asking you to get out your glitter add some holly and add some snow....
This weeks theme is
Christmas :O)

We are sponsoring ourselves again this week ;O) . So you could win

if you enter the contest using a SBDS image and put #3 after your name you could win an extra $5 to spend  in our runner up contest :O)

Heres my card for this week.... Its using Stitchys' 'Christmas corner' which is available here

and a close up of Stitchys' gorgeous image

Hope that you stop by and join the fun

Choccy xx

Tuesday 25 October 2011

Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps

Sale ends 31st October at midnight EST

Sunday 23 October 2011

OSAAT 'Emboss it'

Wow where did that week go ??  Ive spent most of my week lying on the sofa poorly :O(   I am feeling a little bit better now. So i am hoping that i am now on that road to recovery...

Well as i said its been a week since my last blog post. So that means its time for another challenge over at One Stitch At A Time :O)

This week we have been asked to 'Emboss It' .. So thats heat or dry embossing..

The sponsor is Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps with a $10 coupon to spend

Don't forget you get chance to win $5 each and every week from now on.. All you have to do is to use a Stitchy Bear Digital Stamp on your creation.
Then put #3 after your name ( so we dont miss it) and you can be our weekly winner........... So thats 2 chances to win each week :O)

This week i got to work with Sylvie...I chose Grace   Oh my what a beautiful image to work with.... I will deffinately be using her again.

To make my card . I coloured the image with Promarkers. Then added fluffy stuffy to the fur on her hood. When it was fully dry and settelled i added some stickles too.. I added tiny blue gems to the centre of the snowflakes.  I backed the image onto  a dark blue card that i had run through my Big Shot with my snowflakes folder.. I then distressed the edges and ran over some of the snowflakes with my nail file.. Yes i use a nail file to distress things lol. My ribbon was from my stash and i was amazed how close a match it was to the colour i chose for Grace's coat. The sentiment was from Craftwork cards.

Well thats it from me this time ... yes short and sweet ;O)
Hope to see your gorgeous creations over at the OSAAT challenge blog for our 'emboss it' challenge.  You have to be in it to win it . afterall ;O)

Hugs Choccy xxxx

Sunday 16 October 2011

One Stitch At A Time .... Shape Up

Its Sunday .... So One Stitch At A Time  is calling ............. Shape Up ....... Shape Up
No relax we dont want you to go to the gym ;O)   Just sit a create

Our challenge is sponsored by Joanna Sheen

With 1 lucky winner getting a £10 gift coupon


This week i was lucky to work with 2 creators ... Firstly Stitchyness herself..
I chose to use 'Santas' list'
This image asked to be made into tree decorations... so thats what i did.

I am going to take a better picture today.
In the 'list' space i am going to write Ben's most wanted gift this year !! I thought these would be a great keepsake to look back on :O)  Ive also made one for my Grandson Taylor, although this year it may read wrapping paper ;O)


I also got to work with Sylvie and used her T rex smile !! I know another boy inspired creation.. I adore this image. How fantastic would it be turned into a party invite for your little dinosaur ?

To create this card i printed t rex out A5 size. Then i attatched it to my card blank and cut out the shape again Just to make sure that the card opened ok ;O)
To the eyes i added some glossy accents to make the eyes abit more glassy  Oooh i hope Taylor asks for dinosaur invites when he is older :O)

Pop along to the challenge blog and see all the other fantastic creations that the DT have made.. They are truley gorgeous.
Dont forget to share yours with us too

Choccy xx

Creative Craft World Numbers

At Creative Craft World for this challenge we are wanting you to show us numbers..  Now this could be a special birthday.. 2 becoming 1 ... you get the idea :O)

Here's my take on the card :
The image is by our Fantabulous sponsor Glitterbabe

Its called Halloweenie teenie
Oh my i adore this image.. Wouldn't it be fantastic for a Halloween party invite ?? For adults of course .....  ;O)

The winner of this challenge will get a $10 gift certificate to spend at Glitterbabes store :O) Now how great is that ?

Dont forget to pop along to Creative Craft World Challenge Blog to add your numbers cards..... Youve got to be in it to win it ;O)

Sunday 9 October 2011

OSAAT Challenge #83 Anything Goes

Dont you just love it when a challenge blog gives you a free license to express yourselves ??  It kind of says to me ... Share your feelings !!
Well at One Stitch At A Time that is just what we are saying... Enjoy your creation, have fun and then come and share it with us , on the challenge blog.

Theme :   Anything Goes

Sponsors : The Stamping Boutique  and One Stop Card Crafts

This week i got to work with June from Dezinaworld.. Junes images will be in store soon.. I use 'mad here'
My card was made by colouring the image with my Promarkers. I added abit of glossy accents also. The card blank was put through my Big Shot inside a divine swirls embossing folder. I then added some small cards as embellishments. A small sentiment and a few gems..
That was it ............a Good Luck card for a male :O)

I also made a card for this weeks mini Newsletter 'Meet a Creator' who was Bonna from 'Kelley's Kids'.
To make this card.I coloured my image with Promarkers,then added glossy accents to the bird and stickles to her wings. Ooh i used a gold Pen for her Halo. I backed the image with cream and dark brown card then placed it onto a DP and then a 6x6 Scalloped card blank.
To make my flower embellishment i used my Scor-pal and a button for the centre of the flower. I then used a brown flower button in the opposite corner to create balance..
I can see this card being made in LOTS of different colours ! Its such a sweeet image !!


Thats it from me this week... Dont forget to go to sign up for the Stitchy Bear Store newsletter... Each weekend a creator is featured and they have a special offer running from Friday-Sunday.. Hear about it first in the newsletter ;O)

Choccy xxxxx

Thursday 6 October 2011

Creative Craft World 'Halloween'

Yes theres a 6 in the date..... So another challenge over at Creative Craft World

This challenge is sponsored by the Spooktastic Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps.
1 lucky winner will receive 3 digital images of their choice. With the new store now being open, the creators are filling the shelves daily. So why not pop over and see what offers are currently available ;O)

We want you to get Spooky for this challenge.. So anything that you find spooky...... or even Halloweeney colours.

For my DT card this time i have used an image by Stitchy Bear herself.. Its called 'Pumpkin Avenue' and available to buy here .  I adore this image and after printing her out 4 times and of course colouring all of them in. ;O) I decided on one colourway.. It was such a hard choice though as shes just sooo cute !!, in any colour !!

Here's my DT card

To make my card i used my haunted house cuttlebug folder on black card. Then highlighted parts of it with Mica powders. I added some spookalishious spotted ribbon and that was about it :O)

Here's a close up.

I cant wait to see all your BOOtiful creations for this challenge..

Choccy xxx

Sunday 2 October 2011

OSAAT Use a Digi #82

Another Sunday :O) and what a warm one it is here in UK !! I hope you are enjoying this very strange October weather ?  :O)
Sundays mean challenge day over at One Stitch At A Time  and what a fun one we have for you today..... Its 'Use a Digi'  thats it a nice and easy one for you all.

The sponsor for this challenge is Bunny Zoe with a fantastic £10 voucher 

For this challenge ive worked with Jess from Floppy Latte Designs.  I chose to use 'Boy hat gone Girly' Which is one of her fantastic silhouette hat images.. They are simply adorable !!

Heres my DT card for this week

I wanted to make the card as simple as i could to show off the gorgeous image. I printed 2 of the image then layered up her hat. I added some black and white ribbon to a black card blank. Then the image . Of course it needed abit of bling so i gave it a few gems. Then those sweet bows with pearls  attatched.  I added a white square to the inside of the card so that a message could be wrote.

Dont forget to stop by and join in the fun at OSAAT... Just use a Digi image to enter.. thats it :O)

Choccy xxx

Saturday 1 October 2011

CCW October Scrap Map

Its the first Saturday in the month which means its time for Octobers Scrap Map at Creative Craft World.

Heres my take on the Scrap Map

and a close up

Ive used Chipboard letter and buttons from  Augusts Scrap Kit available here.

Enter your LO to be in with a chance of winning. A GDT spot for November including 20 % discount and a free Scrap Kit for November.

Choccy xxx