Sunday 26 June 2011

OSAAT.. Wedding or Sympathy

At One Stitch At A Time this Sunday we have a double challenge for you. Either make a card for a wedding or a sympathy card.

The challenge is sponsored by
with a £10 Voucher


also a 2nd prize of the the store colab

My DT card..

I was soo excited to have a Kelleys' Kids image, this one is called Flowergirl and she is sooo beautiful. It was such a pleasure to colour her. You can get her free by spending $10 in the Stitchy Bear store.

and a close up.

Hope you stop by and join in the fun.. I cant wait to see all of your gorgeous creations...

Choccy xx

Wednesday 22 June 2011

Creative Craft World ... Christmas (in June)

Oooh i am late with my posts this morning :O( ... So firstly an appology !!
Its been 'one of those days..

On to the fun....
Happy Christmas !!! ( in June ) Thats the new challenge over at Creative Craft World.. I remember thinking last year that a month was plenty to make all my cards. But then i had forgotten to add into that all the school events for the boys, extra time it takes to do the shopping ... Well i bet you have all been there ? right ?  So i vowed that this year i would try to make a few cards each month... Well that hasnt happened as other things get in the way and you think 'oh well its a year away'.... Well heres a shock ! We are already half way there and if you are like me... You havent really started your cards !!!
So thats abit about where this challenge actually came from. I do know its' not really Christmas ;O)

This challenge is sponsored by Robyns Fettish. The prize is a choice of digi images

Heres my card for this challenge. Its using the image called ,'In from the cold'
Its a beautiful image. That was so much fun to colour..

Now for a change i decided to decorate the inside a little bit too

Well thats it from me .... Apart from saying, 'Happy Christmas', in june of course :O)

Choccy xxxxx

Sunday 19 June 2011

OSAAT .... Things with wings..

Over at One Stitch At A Time this sunday..... Its things with wings
So maybe your image has wings or your embellishments ? You decide..

The sponsor this week is
Who have a fantastic £10 voucher for 1 lucky winner.

My DT card

This image was one of those that just called to me .. Lollypoppy by the talented Barbara Jenson is sooo cute !!. You can buy her here.
I had great fun making this card... Now yes Lollypoppy isn't exactly an image with wings.. So to follow the theme i made a card with a wing ;O)  You can just about make out by looking at the card that the image rectangle section is attatched on the left hand side of the card. Using a plain kraft card i wanted to add abit of a contrasting colour ( i didnt want to take away from the gorgeous image. So i used my MS punch to cut out butterflies and then used the band to decorate my card.. It goes without saying that i added a few gems ;O) Lollypoppy was coloured using my Promarkers and i used stickles and glossy accents  ( As you do when you love shiney and bling ;O) )

Heres a close up of the darling Lollypoppy.. 
I cant wait to stop by your blogs this week and see all of your beautiful creations. As always i am sure they will be stunning.....

Huuuuge Hugs
Choccy xxx

Sunday 12 June 2011

One Stitch At A Time ............... Tag It !

At One Stitch At A Time this Sunday. We would like you to 'tag it'.. So its time to make a tag, add a tag to a card or tag it your way.
The challenge is sponsored by The Stamping Boutique  Who are giving the winner a choice of 5 digi images.
My DT cards:

This week i used an image by The Stamping Boutique to make a tag/pocket fold card. I used my Promarkers, Stickles and glossy accents on the image. Then decorated the card with black card and firework paper to match the image. It just called out for gems to shine like the fireworks.... So thats just what i added ;O)

This Sunday i also have a card to share with you using an image from Stitchy Bear Stamps. Its using one from April from Reece's Scrap Pieces. Its called Greenthumb bear. Which is perfect for the card i wanted to make. With only 6 weeks left of the school year here in UK. I wanted to make a thankyou teacher card. So this is a Thankyou for helping me grow card. Complete with a pack of carrot seeds attatched to the back of the tag. The card has 2 pockets, one holds the tag and seeds whilst the other will have a picture of my son. ( Its empty at the moment).


Well thats my cards for today.. I hope they have inspired you in some way.

I cant wait to stop by your blogs to see all you fabby creations...

Theres exciting news coming soon from Stitchy Bear Stamps... Have you seen that we are in Papercraft Essentials this month...... How exciting is that !! Dont forget to buy your copy to get a fantastic money off deal ;O)

Hugs Choccy xxx

Wednesday 8 June 2011

CCW ..... 3 or more brads

Wow those 2 weeks flew by !! Its time for another Card Crazy challenge at Creative Craft World. It has been one of 'those' weeks here. Ive been sick and my eldest baby has moved out of the family home to begin his new life with his girlfriend and in (4weeks and 3 days) their new baby... Such a mixture of emotions are flying round and i am sure that over the next few weeks it will be the same..Lets hope that my mojo survives all this excitement ;O)

This week the challenge is sponsored by Lou , Head gal of Creative Craft World. She has a set of 5 Promarkers for 1 lucky winner.. You can never have too many Promarkers, right ? So a great prize

The challenge this fortnight is to use 3 or more brads, So a nice easy challenge again ;O)

For my DT card this week I used a digi image that i have had for a while and found again the other day. I just had to use it for my card. Its Summer Baby by Mo Manning. Its a GORGEOUS digi and has bits included that you can, if you wish add to it.
My backing paper is a beautiful sunflower yellow paper that was designed by Angela of Toucan Scraps its available as part of a pack here.

Heres a close up of the fun image. 

I coloured the image using my Promarkers and then i added glossy accents to the water to give a water effect. I used a few gems around the sentiment and then used 6x mini brads. The swim bands were raised off the card using foam squares. I thought it added abit more of a 3D effect to the arm bands.
I really do adore the gorgeous backing paper it will be used again and again for warm, sunny and happy cards.

Thats it from me for now... I cant wait to stop by your blog and see all of your gorgeous creations.

Choccy xxx

Tuesday 7 June 2011

Another shout out, to anyone looking for a GDT spot

At Creative Craft World we are still out talent spotting ;O)

Have you ever wondered just how people manage to get to be GDT ( Guest Design Team) members over on the challenge blogs ?   Well heres your chance to let us know that you are interested in a GDT spot...

Email me at

Send me a link to your blog

I can then sort out a date for you, to join us..... Thats it ;O)

So come on ladies share your creations with a wider audience. Such beauty should be seen by so many more xxx

Choccy xxx

Sunday 5 June 2011

One Stitch At A Time... Graduation or Schools Out

WOW !!! Its the 6th month already before we know it it will be Christmas.. Time flies by doesnt it ?
This week at One Stitch At A Time we have a summer challenge for you..

Well the correct theme is Graduation or Schools Out

This week we are sponsored by Creative Craft World. Who are giving 1 Lucky winner a set of Letraset Promarkers

My DT card

This week i was super lucky. My creator to work with this week was Angela from Toucan Scraps. I chose to use her fantastic Rainbow Bumper paper pack which is available to buy here. One of these papers just shouted summer to me... So the cloud/ blue skies paper had to be used. Its fantastic and looks just like a photograph,to me.  Theres' 13 other papers in this pack too. All for $4 amazing value !!
(Dont forget you get a free colab pack if you spend $10 at Stitchy stores. For details of included items see my side bar or visit the store.)
This week i also got to work with (HRH Stitchyness) Stitchy and i used her fantastic Flip flops which is available here.

This week i made a Summer Journal...... A perfect way to recall the lazy days of summer when ... Schools out ;O)

I took a pre made journal then added Angelas' paper and Stitchys' Flip flops coloured in Promarkers. Of course i managed to use glossy accents and stickles on there too. The bunting was cut freehand. I used my cricut to get the word Summer and 2011. The flower for the bookmark was cut using my MS anywhere 'rose' punch and then i added some sunshine gems ;O)

I cant wait to stop by all your blogs and see your beautiful creations. Hopefully blogger will be nice to me this week and i will be able to leave comments instead of just being able to view your fantastic work..... Appologies if i havent managed to comment on your makes for this last week. I just cant understand why blogger isnt being nice to me,when it comes to leaving comments :O(    Hopefully this week it will be better....

Hugs Choccy xxx