Wednesday 30 March 2011

Creative Craft World ...Eggciting new challenge

At Creative Craft World its time for an eggciting new challenge..... One that some get excited about my name ( Choccy ;O) ) Have you worked out the theme yet ? ....... Yes its Easter ;O) lol We are sponsored by the Fantastic Stitchy Bear Stamps I wanted to make a fun card so heres my DT card.
Its using an image by Stitchy called 'Egg Hunt' which is available to buy here. I do love this fun image. It was so much fun to colour i now have a range of colours ready to make cards :O)

I coloured the image with my Promarkers, then added abit of glossy accents/ stickles to the egg. Stickles and Glossy Accents can now be bought at the Creative Craft World store , here.

Ribbon and gems were from my stash.

The papers that i used on my card are also available at Stitchy Bear Stamps and are by Panda bear Designs.

Well thats it from CCW challenges This challenge runs until 12th April... A new theme coming on 13th April.

Dont forget about the Saturday Scrap Map Challenges that are available at Creative Craft World.


Choccy xxx

Tuesday 29 March 2011

GDT for Tip Top Tuesday

Im such a happy Choccy today :O) Ive been asked to be a GDT over at Tip Top Tuesday . So heres my card. The theme is to use something nature inspired. Ive used a gorgeous digi image by Jess At Floppy Latte Designs. You can buy her digi images here. Its called Floral Basket Heres a close up of the beautiful image. I coloured the image with Promarkers all apart from the basket which i coloured with Distress Ink. I made 2 copies of the image and added an extra set of butterflies wings. You can click on the image to enlarge it. It has lots of glossy accents and stickles on the card. It was a fun and gorgeous image to colour. I will be using it again.... and again. I put the image onto a piece of distressed purple card and then onto Purple spotted DP. The ribbon was added and then the gems. I hope you stop by Tip Top Tuesday for their fun Nature Inspired Challenge . A big Thank You to Leanne for allowing me to join in with the challenge. Its been a pleasure. . Choccy xxx My tip is to enjoy your crafting .... Experiment and have fun

Sunday 27 March 2011

OSAAT Colab time and Mothers Day/ Babies

This week at One Stitch At A Time we are celebrating Mothers Day and Babies of course this ties in with the fabulous colab thats available through April when you spend $10 or more at One Stitch At A Time Store Here's a sneak peak at the colabNote: The store is having growing pains... So please bear with us whilst any kinks are ironed out. If you have any problems just let admin know and they will sort your problem asap..

Back to our weekly challenge: This week we have 2 fantastic sponsors and

I was lucky enough to get to play with an image from Digis with Attitude this week. Her name is Rockband Tween.. How gorgeous is she ?

I coloured Rockband Tween with promarkers. Then of course it needed some glossy accents and stickles for abit of shine ;o) I used my Cricut to make the sentiment and then added afew gems.

I also was so excited when i was asked to get to play with a colab image. Mom was designed by Gingerloft. You can buy gorgeous images by Tami at Gingerloft here.

Here again i used my Promarkers to colour this fun image and added stickles to give her a shiney t shirt . I added some cream ribbon to the edge of the card after i had added th DP which i used my Martha Stewart corner punch to add interest to the corners. For extra shine i added a line of stickles next to the ribbon and gems in the cut outs. I tried again to make a quilled flower lol... I used glossy accents to hold it all together which worked really well. Next time i will try and use proper quilling paper instead of an off cut of card. The green was green all the way through but the purple had a white core. I suppose it adds interest though LOL

Well thats it for my One Stitch At A Time adventure this week. Hope you stop by and join in the fun.

Choccy xxx

Saturday 26 March 2011

CCW Sugar and Spice

At Creative Craft World its the last Scrap Map Saturday for March. But what a beautiful way to end the month with Sugar and Spice and all things nice...
Heres the map that Sue has made for this weeks challenge.

Theres a few days left to join in with the CCW card challenge. The theme is Mothers day and Bling . Heres the post to take you to the challenge. The challenge is sponsored by Robyns Fetish.
Hope to see you there.

Choccy xxx

Sunday 20 March 2011

Debs says ' Something for the boys'

At One Stitch At A Time this week its .... Christmas :O) Well it is if you are taking part in our monthly Christmas Club challenge ;O) Dont forget to put CC after your name then we can find you. Remember with the Christmas Club challenge you join in with 11 monthly challenges and then in December you have chance to get Decembers colab free :O) Now thats got to be worth a go.. Not only do you have 11 cards ready to use but you get a super freebie ,just for joining in :O)

This weeks theme was set by Debs who says she would like to see 'Something for the Boys'.

Our sponsor this week is

Who are offering £10 to spend instore. Click on the logo to go to the store.

My DT card this week is Something for the Boys and Christmas Club.

Its using a FANTASTIC image by Kelleys Kids her name is Nellie Nog and i think shes been drinking the whole cup of eggnog lol. You can buy her here . I thought she was perfect for a male card.

Heres a close up of Nellie.

The card has been made by colouring the image with Promarkers. I then covered that glass cup with Glossy accents to give it a shine. She of course needed Stickles on her wings to give them a glitter ;O)

I embossed a piece of silver mirror card with my snowflakes folder and then cut out a white snowflake and scattered it with gems. It was placed onto a Christmas DP and a sentiment from craftwork cards was popped on to 'finish' my card.

Thats it from me today ... Hope you come along and join in whether its for Christmas Club or that fantastic theme that turns most card makers to jelly ..... Something for the Boys ;O)

Choccy xx

Saturday 19 March 2011

CCW - Scrap Map Saturday

Its Saturday :O) That means its Scrap Map Saturday over at Creative Craft World.

Below is a sketch designed by Sue. Who would love to see Landscape pictures .
Dont forget that you can enter any of the Scrap Map challenges through March to win a Guest DT place on the team :O) or go for it and enter all the March challenges.

I cant wait to stop by your blogs and see all of your pages. They really are an inspiration.

Choccy xx

Wednesday 16 March 2011

Lou loves Bling and Mothers Day

Another Wednesday means another fantastic Challenge over at Creative Craft World. This time the challenge has been set by Lou. She would like to see your Bling. So glitter and gems are the way to go. Sue reminded us that its Mothers Day in UK on April 3rd..

So its a double theme: Bling or Mothers Day ;O)

This fortnight we are sponsored by the brilliant Robyn's Fetish ( Click on the logo to go to her store )

For my card. I have used Robyns' Image. Dragonfly.

I coloured my image with Promarkers and then gave them a blingy coat of glossy accents and a sprinkle of gems. The image was then backed with an orange glittercard. I gave the image and glittercard a little squeeze with my Martha Stewart punch. Dusted with a few more gems and that was it. A blingy card that will be going to my Mother in Law.
Heres a closer look at the image. Well thats my blingy/mothers day card. I cant wait to stop by and see yours.
Choccy xx

Monday 14 March 2011

For the boys

Heres a quick male card that i had to put together for a birthday that nearly slipped away... I really must make use of that expensive diary that i bought ;O)

The image was coloured with Promarkers and then i added glossy accents to give the paintwork abit of a shine ;O)

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

Incy Wincy 85. For the Boys

Sunday 13 March 2011

OSAAT - Glitter and Gems for Deborah

Its Sunday again already... This week has flown by

Over at One Stitch At A Time this week. Deborah is asking you to get out your glitter and gems and 'Bling it up'.


Our sponsor this week is The Stamping Boutique. Who are offering one lucky winner their choice of 5 digi images.If you click on the logo it will take you to their store.

For this challenge i was lucky enough to be able to use their Easter Egg washing line digi image.
Heres my card that i made.

I coloured the image with my Promarkers. Then added abit of glossy accents and my metallic pens. The little bling squares are mosaiac tiles that i bought and were perfect for this 'bling' project.

Double happy this week as i also got to work with a fabulous image from Sylvie from Sylvie Stamps.
As soon as i saw this gorgeous image i knew that was the one i had to use. Mermaid is a beautiful image inspired by Gustav Klimt. Its available to buy here. The image just shouted to be 'blinged'. It wanted lots of silver, gold and bronze. So thats just what i gave it.

This card is SOOOO sparkly it was very hard to photograph. The image was coloured with Promarkers and my metallic pens. I inked the edge of the white card in silver. Then backed it with silver glitter card. With a few gems on the image and the card.

Thats it from me this week. I hope that you enjoyed your visit to my blog. Dont forget to visit the other DT members blogs and spread abit of love. We will deffinately be stopping by your blogs.

Choccy xxx

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


Craft your Passion Anything goes

Sunday 6 March 2011

OSAAT - Use a Charm says Josephine

Well its Sunday again :O)
So that means its time for another One Stitch At A Time challenge. This week its Josephines' turn to pick a theme. She chose ' Use A Charm' .

So thats this weeks theme, 'Use a Charm'.

The sponsor time is Creative Craft World (click on logo to go to their store)

Lou is offering a set of 5 Promarkers to the winner :O)

My Card

My Creator that i had to work with this week was Tami who is Ginger Loft..
I must admit i saw this image which was part of a set of Trees and fell for it instantly.. You know how sometimes you just see a certain image and it has so many possibilities that it makes it into a perfect image ? Well this is one of those !! It could be spring, summer , autumn or even winter depending on how you chose to add colour to the sky, the grass or even the Design Papers that you put with it. The image that i used is available to buy here.
To make my card. I used a Promarker on the grass and for tree trunks. But then coloured around the main image using Mica powder. Green onto the grass. Blue for the sky and part of the sky in yellow to represent the sun.. If you click onto my card it should open up bigger.
I then backed the image with a light green plain paper then onto a yellow and green Design paper. I used my MS frond punch to make the leaves at the bottom of the card using a piece of green card. Finishing off the leaves with a gem on the tip.. I really think that the leaves match those on the DP ,so had to be used ;O) The charm is a tree one that i bought a pack of. For when i eventually Scrap my family tree ;O) It was attatched using a piece of gold thread and a foam pad to keep it in place.
Dont forget to pop over to the DTs blogs and spread abit of love. I cant wait to stop by your blogs and see all your fabulous creations. I hope that you enjoyed mine.
Choccy xx

CCW Scrap Map

A new month, a new challenge and a new twist to Scrap Map Saturday. First of all – the change. We will leave each challenge open for entries until the end of the month in which it was posted so you will have more time to work on your scrapbook pages and a better opportunity to become our guest design team member
At Creative Craft World this week it was Sues turn to design a map.. Below is her fantastic circles map for you all to try. Dont forget to visit the blog to see all the stunning examples by the DT.

I hope that you all come and join in the fun at CCW with our weekly scrap maps
Dont forget that theres also a fortnightly card challenge that runs on Wednesdays.. Scroll down on the challenge blog to see the current challenge ...A card for a male.
I would also like to welcome Trish and Nora to the Design Team. Great to have you on board ladies :O)
Choccy xx

Wednesday 2 March 2011

Creative Craft World. Card for a Male

Over at Creative Craft World Challenge blog.

Its Card Crazy Challenge time again.
This fortnight Sarah A chose 'Card for a male'. So anything goes as long as the card is for a man/boy.

The sponsor this fortnight is The Crafty Pad. Who are offering the winner a selection of images.
The DT were lucky enough to play with 3 images from The Crafty Pad . Me , being me, couldnt resist in making a card with each image ;O)

My DT cards:

For my first card . I coloured the image using Promarkers adding Glossy accents to his wellies and Stickles to the river to give the effect of glistening water. It must be a really warm day right ? As hes shaded under a tree. So the water would shine. I kept my backing papers plain so that they didnt take away any interest from the image. But i embossed it using my cuttlebug to give abit of texture. I did this with all 3 of my cards. The sentiment came with the image.

My second card is made using this fantastic giraffe. What a perfect image for a childs birthday card. I wanted to give this card a fun feel using bright colours to attract a young child. Again i used blank backing paper that had been embossed. This time adding 3 gems to the front of the card.

My third and final card for this challenge is another giraffe image. What a great image. I used a lighter backing paper that had been embossed in stars. So the card wouldnt stand out too much as being late ;O) But added a few gems just to finish it off.
Well thats it for my DT cards this fortnight. I hope you come along to CCW and join in with this fun challenge. I look forward to visiting all your blogs and seeing your fantastic creations.
Choccy xx
The challenge runs until midnight on 15th March.
Please remember that usual CCW rules apply ( rules available at bottom of CCW challenge blog)