Sunday 31 July 2011

One Stitch At A Time ...Colab week

Happy Sunday everyone :O)

This week at One Stitch At A Time its colab week... So that means when you spend $10 instore at Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps. You receive a set of free images and papers that are available that month.. The theme of the colab for August is school or job related..

I was asked to work with Priyanka from Gillus Gallery this week.. I was given this fantastic image called 'back to school' which is available in the colab..
Thats the prize this week !!! One lucky winner will receive the colab images free :O) Heres a sneaky peak at the August colab.

With my back to school image this week i decided to make my son a pocket timetable. We were lucky and received the timetable before he broke up for summer.. So it was perfect to make it now using the colab image.

Heres the pocket timetable.

I just need to cover it with sticky back plastic and its good to go ...

Dont forget its nearly time for 'Pretty in Print' to start at One Stitch At A Time. Click here to read all about it. Or click on my sidebar..

Sending everyone hugs..
Choccy xxxx

Tuesday 26 July 2011

Creative Craft World 'Anything BUT Birthdays'

At Creative Craft World we are challenging you to make 'Anything BUT Birthday cards' for this challenge. The challenge runs until 10pm on 5th August. So you have a few days to make any card that you like, as long as its not a Birthday card ;O) .

The sponsor is Robyns' Fettish, who are giving 1 lucky winner a choice of digi images.

Can i now appologise for my photographs of my card.  I have had to get a new camera after the battery door broke on mine :O(    Well i am still trying to learn the settings lol... Some were too dark
and some were too light

The light one isnt too bad i suppose ? But it shows where i covered the window in glossy accents to be sooo wrinkly lol.. It really doesnt look that bad in 'real' life.. Guess thats what happens when i get a bright idea to make the glass window look like glass lol.
I cut out a shape on the front of the card using my nesties. So the actual image is on the inside of the card.. I chose the DP to give the effect of wallpaper as if i was sitting inside one window. Watching the girl sitting watching the rain whilst thinking.... Not sure if that actually comes across in my card/ picture.. But that was the feel i wanted to achieve..

I hope that you stop by the Creative Craft World challenge blog and join in with this fun challenge. Dont forget to join in with the 'Anything but Birthdays' challenge

Sending you hugs
Choccy xxxx

Sunday 24 July 2011

One Stitch At A Time ....Pearls and Swirls

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

Before we talk about the fun challenge we have for you this week. I would just like to remind you about OSAAT's Pretty in Print competition.. If you havent heard about it yet have a look.... What a fantastic prize !!  Read all about it here          

On to our challenge this week
The sponsors for our challenge are

On to my cards this week...

For this weeks challenge i was asked to work with the super talented Oase from Panda Bear Designs.. I used her beautiful papers from her 'Chocolate valentines paper pack 1' available here.
I also used Playful pixies by Stitchy they are available here.

The front of my card
and the inside

This was such a fun card to create and i adore it.... I must admit this is the first time that i have HAD to decorate the inside of a card too... These papers and pixies just called to me to create... Its one of my favorite cards i have made..

I also got to work with a sponsor image :O)
Another super image !! Please excuse the handbag embellishment which says 'Just for you'. I simply was unable to take a decent photograph of it.
To make my card i used swirls DP , i embossed some paper too.. The pearls on both of my cards were made using liquid pearls.

I hope that you have enjoyed your visit to my piece of blogland today ? I cant wait to stop by everyones blogs to see your gorgeous creations...

Happy Sundays everyone xxx

I would like to enter my pink pixie card into the following challenges.

Dragonllews... Things with wings ( Thanks Jenny x )
My Mums Craft Shop challenge 15 for a teen
2 Sisters 49  Anything goes
Craft Us Crazy    13  Anything goes.
Do You Stack Up   29  Wings
Little Claires  11  Things with Wings

Sunday 17 July 2011

OSAAT ......Flowers

This week at One Stitch At A Time we are asking you to use 'Flowers' of course this is open to you to use, as you see it...

We are sponsored by the fabby:

 Who are giving 1 lucky winner a £10 voucher to spend in store.

Flowers are something that i dont really use that many of on my cards :O( No idea why... just guess im not a really flowery type of gal. ( Thats what happens when you live in a houseful of men, even the dog is a boy !)
So i must admit i had a little panic when i saw that the theme for this week was Flowers lol.
I was asked to work with June from Dezinaworld, So hoped that i could do her gorgeous images justice.  As soon as i saw 'adorable' i knew that was what i had to use...  Heres' my card.
The paper and embellishments were taken from Creative Craft Worlds' July subscrition kit... All i added was the natural raffia lace and Tea Dye Distress ink to the card blank.
Heres a close up:
Now you can see where the name was from.. The images are adorable !!

I would like to add this card to the following challenges
The ABC challenge.. Y is for yesterday
Moving Along with The Times..Favorite things ( Raffia lace )

I also asked to work with Barbara Jensen this week as i thought that her 'Yo' image. Would be perfect.. Barbaras' images really do inspire me to create. I adore her 'real/sexy images'... But Yo is a different type by Barbara... Yet still an adorable image.
Heres my card

 I raised the image leaving room for the roses stems to sit beneath the image. I added glossy accents to all the red parts on the image and stickles to the large centre rose.
Heres a close up :

Thats it from me this week. I hope that my creations have inspire you to join in the fun at One Stitch At A Time.

Dont forget to join in with our 'Pretty In Print' contest. Where the prize is absolutely fantastic !! The chance to see your work in print !!

Saturday 16 July 2011

CCW Holidays/Vacations

At Creative Craft World this challenge we are soo trying to make the sun shine .

Our newest challenge is Holidays/ Vacations and make them bright and bold. !! So your card could be anything at all as long as you associate it with Holidays/ Vacations.... If you like to pick strawberries, go to the beach or stay home and make cake !  Remember to put a little bit in your write up though so we know :O)

Our BRAND NEW sponsor is 2cute.. Click on the logo to go to their store

The Prize is fantastic too !! 1 lucky winner will have their choice of 2 x cling stamps or 3 x digi images

Heres my DT entry
Summer is water play and ice cream. Well water play is more for my boys not me ;O) But makes me remember warm summer days.

This image was such a fun one to colour.. I will be visiting 2CUTE again as they have such adorable images... Pop to the challenge blog to see other images by other DT and GDT members.. Bet you wont be able to resist them ;O)

Appologies for the late posting of this challenge. I didnt want it to clash with Lou/ Sues important Scrap map announcement.. Normal times will resume for the next challenge on 26th July

Sunday 10 July 2011

One Stitch At A Time--- . Anything Goes

At One Stitch At A Time this week its a nice easy challenge for you all.. ' Anything Goes' :O) We are sponsored by the fantastic Stamping Boutique.

With the sun shining here in UK and the weather warming up. I always think that an 'Anything Goes' challenge is always good to catch up on those forgotten cards, make a start on the dreaded Christmas cards or get ahead on birthday cards that you have over the summer months. The choice is yours :O)

For this challenge i wanted to make an Anniversary card. I was so lucky to have Jess from Floppy Latte Designs as the creator i was to work with this week. So i just had to use her Music of Love silhouette. Its adorable and available to buy here.
Heres the card i made with Jess's gorgeous creation.

I printed out 2 of the images and layered up the image, well the people ;O). I them added 3 red flowers that i had received in a swap and i cut out the i love you using my cricut.... A nice simple ish card from me this week but its been one of those weeks here.. I am a new noonie ( grandma ) to a week old baby boy. My friend had a fall and has been hospitalized having surgery on her back and ive been poorly. With a bad throat and a headache :O( .. Hopefully next week i will be far more organised and wont fall behind on things... Until then i will send you all great big hugs and will try to visit all of your fantastic blogs to see your creations. Appologies if i didnt manage to get there last week

Choccy xxx

Wednesday 6 July 2011

CCW ... 'For Teacher'

The next challenge at Creative Craft World is sponsored by
They are giving 1 winner a $10 certificate to spend in store also they are making everyone a winner !! See the challenge blog for details of how ( 10 % off using a special code ) .

Theme: For Teacher, so could be a Thankyou card or a Back To School card. These are both Thankyou cards for males, so ive tried to make them as 'male' as i could.

On to my makes:
This week i have 2 different cards to share.

 Its been fantastic fun using these to create cards. I am sure that these cards will be greatly received by Ben's teachers.

Dont forget to stop by the challenge blog and join in the fun.. Oh and remember if you join in to make use of the special offer ;O)

The challenge runs until 15th July at 10pm.. The new challenge will then start on 16th July.
Have Fun !!!
Choccy / Oona xxx

Monday 4 July 2011

My Gorgeous Grandson

Heres a picture of my adorable grandson Taylor Saunders-Osbourne.

I think this little man will be on my blog quite often ;O)

Choccy xxxxx

Sunday 3 July 2011

OSAAT Use a digi . Exciting news and more exciting news

Before i start todays DT post can i just share some exciting news ?
I am a Noonie ( Grandma ) !!!!!! My eldest sons girlfriend gave birth to a perfect , gorgeous baby boy on 2nd July at 5.44pm GMT . He weighed 8lbs and is called Taylor David Alexander Saunders-Osbourne...
Photos will start to flood my blog and facebook page as soon as his aunties and grandad has been to see him.. Its fair to say i have fallen for the little guy !!! Hes adorable :O)

Now todays makes ;O)
This week we are sponsored by

My DT cards                                                                                                        

This week i was asked to work with Claire from Hope Jacare.. Oh my ! I was spoilt for choice ;O) I finally decided to use Cherry Tree Towers which is available to buy here. This adorable image would be ideal for a 'New Home' card . So thats just what i made.

I also worked with Sylvie this week and oh my !! Isobelle just had to be made. Such a gorgeous girly image that any little girl would love. She is available here.  Isnt she beautiful ?

Such an exciting weekend so far !! and it doesnt stop there !!!
Have you ever fancied being published in a magazine ?? Well now is your chance :O)  Thanks to Stitchy Bear Stamps...
For more details :
read here

So thats it from me today
Theres a baby that needs Noonie cuddles ;O)
I cant wait to see all of your creations this week and hope you all have super fun creating your pretty in print creations also

Choccy xxxxxx