Sunday 30 January 2011

OSAAT challenge 47 photo inspiration or Good Luck

Its Sunday again :O) So that means its time for another challenge over at One Stitch At A Time

This week its a Photo inspiration challenge or Good Luck..To tie in with the free colab stamps ( available when you spend $10 at One Stitch At A Time store )

The sponsor this week is the great online store ' Make it crafty'
Who have digi stamps, rubber along with everything else that you could need to create.
They supplied us some of their fantastic digi images so we could create.
Heres my first card using the image from make it crafty and the photo inspiration from above.

I coloured two identical images using my Promarkers and then cut out flowers, covered them in glossy accents then layered them to give abit of depth to my card.

For my second card today. Ive used a fantastic image by April of Reeces' Scrap Pieces . Its called passed out LOL. I love it and think it would be a great image for maybe teenagers 18-19 ;O) or landmark birthdays for men.
This card isnt quite as i wanted it to be :O( Whilst i was creating it my cuttlebug went ping and broke :O( . So i couldnt finish of the original Good Luck sign that i had started. So appologies to April as i am not 100 % happy with it.

Ive still not ordered a big shot or cuttlebug as i havent decided which to get. Theres so much choice.... a big shot.... electric big shot ... Green v1 bug.. V2 bug.... a pink bug ? Oh my !!
One thing i do know is... i really miss my bug.. I am shocked how much i want to use it now i cant LOL
Right well i hope you have enjoyed stopping by today. Dont forget to stop by my teamies blogs too and leave them some love.... I cant wait to stop by your blogs and see all your creations this week...
Choccy xx

Sunday 23 January 2011

Creative Craft World Scrap Map Challenge

Just a little reminder that at Creative Craft World its Scrap Map Saturday.

The challenge this week has been set by Sue. She challenged everyone to use a map of a Best Western brochure

The winner of the weekly challenge will get the chance to win a GDT spot for February.

Theres also a fortnightly card challenge running with the theme of 'Cute and Cuddly'.

Choccy xx

OSAAT #46 Use a Digi

This week at One Stitch At A Time.

Its 'Anything Goes' but you must use a Digi.
Dont forget to stop by the challenge blog and see all the fabby work by the DT.

The challenge this week is sponsored by

3 digis to 1st place, 2 digis to 2nd place and 1 digi to third place

This week also sees the start of the 'CHRISTMAS CLUB'

The idea of the Christmas Club is that everyone who participates in each of the 12 monthly games. Gets the chance to win Decembers collab. But you must do ALL 12 ;O)
Just think though at least you will have 12 cards made towards your Christmas Cards ;O) So less of a panic with forgotten cards.

Heres my Christmas Club card using a fantastic image called 'The Snow Suit' by Stitchy. The image can be bought here .

With this card i wanted to show that the Christmas images could occasionally be adapted to make them useable all through the year

On the 2nd image i have added a sentiments and a few gems.

I cant wait to stop by your blogs and see all you digi images and also your Christmas Club enteries :O)
Choccy xx

Friday 21 January 2011

MSE CT1972. Flowers

Heres my entry to CT1972s' 'flowers' challenge over at MSE .

I do love the new Lili of the Valley stamps. As soon as i saw the sneak peak at this one. I knew it had to come and live at my house. I expect she will be making quite a few appearances on my cards when i want to get inky ;O)
The image is coloured with Promarkers and has stickles and glossy accents added. The pins and flowers were from Wild Orchid Crafts and have also been coloured with my Promarkers in the same colours as the image. I used my Martha Stewart corner punch t add abit of interest on the corners of the DP. I attatched the image to the DP using foam squares so that it lifted the image and left room for the stems and pins ;O)
Choccy xx

Wednesday 19 January 2011

Creative Craft World card challenge # 2

At Creative Craft World for the second card challenge. Its Sarah A's turn to set the challenge theme. She chose cute and cuddly.
Our 2nd challenge is sponsored by Whimsie Doodles who stock digi stamps.Also they have cutting files. So something for everyone :O)
Our DT was sent the Valen-tinies set to play with. I must say that we were spoilt for choice.
On my 1st card i used 2 of the images. Kisses and smooches (cute) I coloured the images with my Promarkers then used my Nesties to cut out the circles and scalloped circles in red. Then put them onto a metalic red card blank. I used clear mosaic tiles to make the + and then added 2mm gems to the corners.
For my second card i used 'Wool you be mine ?' (Cuddly) . Again the image was coloured with promarkers and i used the same design nesties but bigger ones. I distressed around the sentiment to give a wooly effect ;O) The image then was placed onto a DP and then onto a green metalic card blank.
To enter the challenge this fortnight get all cute and cuddly...
I cant wait to stop by your blogs again this week.. There was an absolutely fantastic response to our first card challenge last week. So a GREAT BIG thankyou from me for supporting my theme.
Usual card challenge rules apply , please see bottom of CCW challenge blog for the rules.
Choccy xx
Dont forget the weekly Scrap Map Challenge also , with a fabby chance to join our DT as a Guest DT for a month :O)

Tuesday 18 January 2011

For that special stud

Over at Stampin with the Dragon their challenge this fortnight is to create a card or project suitable for that special stud in your life..

Heres my entry to the challenge:

Its Edwin with a bottle of Champagne and 2 glasses ( Well every gal knows, that occasionally even special studs need a little prompt ;O) LOL) Looks like he has his best clothes on too :O)
Edwin is coloured with Promarkers and has stickles added to his wings and glossy accents to the bottle and glasses to give the 'glass' effect. The swirls are cut using a sizzix die and the ribbon is actually co ordinating paper.
I would also like to add my card to the following challenges.
Cards for men. Challenge # 2 . Lets Party.

Sunday 16 January 2011

OSAAT .. New Beginnings... Stitchy

Over at One Stitch at a Time this week.. Its New Beginnings... So it could be a New baby, New Love, New life together (wedding), New Year (birthday) or New Home the possibilities are endless ;O)

The sponsor this week is Joanna Sheen, who is offering 1 lucky winner a £10 voucher to spend in store

This week i was lucky to be able to choose a fabby image by HRH Stitchyness ;O) . I chose ' Catch of the day' who is available here

I coloured the image using Promarkers and added little gems. I cut a heart shape and again added lots of 2mm gems to the edge of the heart. The DP that i used is a firework paper that i was sent by CCW.
The image was such a fun image to colour and i hope that you have as much fun joining in as i did making my DT card.

I cant wait to stop by your blogs to visit all your New.......

Choccy xx
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges
The secret crafter. Saturday Challenge. #117 With Love
Lexi's Creations. #31. Say it with Love
Paper Crafting Journey. Lets get Digital.
Lothian Crafts. Challenge 10. Anything Goes
Craft Your Days Away. #11. Anything Goes.

Saturday 15 January 2011

Scrap Map Saturday at Creative Craft World

At Creative Craft World its Scrap Map Saturday. This week is a fantastic Map by Sarah W

We hope you will play along – the scrapper who enters the page we like best will be invited to guest in our design team. Leave your link with the linky and a comment as well would be great.

You have just one week to enter our challenge; the next Scrap Map Saturday will be here on 22nd January.

Theres also time to still enter the card challenge that ends on 18th January

Choccy xx

Sunday 9 January 2011

OSAAT #44 Love and Valentine

This week at One Stitch at a Time Love and Valentine is in the air..

Theres also a FANTASTIC set of digis that can be yours free if you spend $10 at Stitchy Bear Stamps store.

Theres also a large post coming up from me ( I promise i will keep it as short as i can ;O) )

This weeks challenge is sponsored by

Heres my Digis with Attitude card (Cowgirl)

I added to the inside of the card also using the same materials. To finish the sentiment off also.

This week it was my spotlight in the Stitchy Bear Newsletter :O) Did you see it ? I must admit it did seem very strange reading about myself in there LOL.

For my spotlight image i chose Barbara Jensens, 'Naughty Nurse'
I did think that this was a fantastic image for valentines.
I had to add the hot chili background paper for this sizzler, it just seemed right.... ;O)
She was coloured with my Promarkers and i put abit of glossy accents onto her and added a few gems. I didnt want to make the card come across as too girly... So hope that worked ? Its a fantastic image to colour though.

My final card this week is taken from the Love collab set that you can get free, if you spend $10 at Stitchy Bear Stamps.
Its a beautiful, fun and cheeky stamp called Oh deer boy by Mizumedia Designs. At the moment he is only available in the collab set.

Well thats it from me today... I hope that you have enjoyed my creations this week.
Dont forget to stop by the other DT members blogs and leave them a little love also. They have made lots of fantastic creations to inspire you all this week.

I cant wait to stop by your blogs to see your beautiful creations also.

Choccy xxx

Saturday 8 January 2011

Creative Craft World .. Hello Baby

Over at Creative Craft World its Scrap Saturday

Sue has a fabby sketch for you to follow.

Heres my LO

The vellum was some that was sent to me by a beautiful friend K.. She must of known that it would come in handy in the near future ;O) The heart pearls were from a set that my mum picked up for me

I decided to start this scrapbook in A4 size. So i can add to it easier than using an 8x8 or 12x12

Thursday 6 January 2011

Rupert the ....dragon

Everytime i see Rupert the dragon i always want to burst into song

Rupert , Rupert the bear..............Everyone sing his name

Ok so some of you will have no idea what i'm on about.. For others it may transform you back to the days of your childhood.. Right hands up. Who used to fasten the top button on their coat having it like a cape. Whilst running around shouting na na na na batman ??

Hehe ok i will get back to my card for today..

Over at The Dragons Den ,they are having a DT call. So as soon as i saw this little beauty i just had to colour him in... Hes sooooo cute

To make my card i used a Bacic Grey backing paper.Nesties scalloped circle die to cut my Forever Friends Pink Parfait paper. A button from a stash swap, tied on with a silver cord from a Christmas gift tag. The flowers are white wild orchid flowers that i have coloured with my Promarkers and added some stickles. Rupert is coloured with Promarkers and blinged with stickles. The gems are 2mm and 3mm Anitas gems and sentiment is from 'Its a mans world'.

I do hope that you like him..

Choccy x

Wednesday 5 January 2011

New Year, New Start, New Card challenges

At Creative Craft World in 2011 we have a few 'news'..

a new design blog

new scrapbook weekly challenges

and now fortnightly card challenges !!

The first challenge is sponsored by Stitchy Bear Stamps who are offering one lucky winner a selection of digi stamps.

The theme is ' Anything Goes'

Heres my DT card for this first Creative Craft World Card Challenge.

and a close up

To make my card i use a scalloped 6' card blank. Nesties labels 15. Digi image from Stitchy bear stamps. Promarkers to colour my image and stickles to add some shine.. The flowers were white ones that i coloured with Promarkers and added some stickles. Swirls were made using a Marianne D die.. In real life the colour is alot more pink than it looks in my picture. The sentiment was one i was sent in a stash swap.

The challenge runs until midnight on 18th January with a new challenge starting on 19th January and every 2 weeks after then...

I cant wait to stop by your blogs to see your enteries

Choccy xx

Being on Stitchy Bears DT also i must confess that i do love 'Sparkles' by Stitchy. Its the digi i was sent to get onto the DT... So i do use her whenever i can as she has a special place in my heart.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenge:

Passion for Promarkers #81. Thankyou theme

New Year Resolutions

So we have waved goodbye to 2010..... Then opened our arms to 2011

Over at Creative Craft World we are starting the new year with a few resolutions... Why not join us ?

To kick start the New Year its an anything goes challenge, So long as theres' a resolution in there ;O)
(A few of the DT have shared their New Year resolutions with you on there too..)

The challenge is sponsored by Lou ( Creative Craft World ) who is offering the lucky winner a £5 gift voucher to spend instore...There will be a new challenge each week, and at the end of every month we’ll choose the scrapbook page we like best and ask its creator to join the CCW design team as a guest for the following month.

The challenge runs up until midnight on 7th January..With a new Scrapbook challenge starting on Saturday 8th January.... So a new look blog and new dates !!!!

There will even be a new card ..... challenge starting VERY soon ;O)

Heres my New Year, New Design, New Way of playing start to 2011

My resolution this year ( Well one of them ;O) ) is to spend more time with my family.
I am going to make sure that i put aside at least an hour a week to sit and spend time with those around me that i love... Even to just have a cup of tea and a chat ....

The card on the front opens out and has my resolutions wrote inside.. The doiley represents cake yummmmmmy and cupcakes makes me happy ribbon is because everyone loves cake , with their tea ...

So whos up for joining me in a year of tea and cake ?? Sounds a fun resolution to me :O)

Happy New Year Everyone

Choccy xx