Thursday 28 June 2012

What a week and Just Inspirational

Well what a week i have had..... All that on top of a headache, hayfever and snuffles.. My new wifi printer decided that it didnt like my laptop and started to ignore its requests to print !! I tried it with a USB cable too and still wifi printer had fallen out with my laptop.. So after 4 days of loading and unloading the printer software. I gave in.. Purchased a new wifi printer ( despite the other one being only 4 months old !!) Yes it was under warrenty but i really needed to use my printer. I had DT cards to make and 'new adventures' that i needed to print off before i could begin them ;O)

Its my youngests 13th Birthday today :O) So Happy Birthday Ben xx
Its all go here ...

So i just want to remind all my followers that its time for another challenge over at Just Inspirational challenges
This week it was my turn to pick the inspirational picture.. I chose this one
Its such a typically british picture ( notice the wet floor ? LOL)

The sponsor this week is

With my printer problems ive been unable to join in this weeks challenge :O(
But pop over to the challenge blog to see my teamies gorgeous cards.. Thankyou to Denise too for helping me out xx

Choccy xxx

Sunday 24 June 2012

OSAAT Summer Dresses

and a close up

Above is my card for this weeks challenge over at One Stitch At A Time

I used a 6x6 card blank for this card.
I coloured the image with Promarkers then added glossy accents, stickles and liquid pearls.
At the side of the design paper i used some of the Boofle adhesive fabric. Which i found really hard and not at all how i expected it to be.. The trimming that i used was from my stash.

Pop to the challenge blog to find full details of this weeks challenge..

Choccy xxx

Thursday 21 June 2012

Just Inspirational Week 34

At Just Inspirational this week we have a funtastic sketch for you

The sponsor for this challenge is DudeTime doodles
I had a super fun image to play with this week. Heres what i did with it

and a close up

To make my card i coloured my image with Promarkers and added stickles to the sea. Well it has to have abit of shine right ? I followed the colour of the boat through with the sketch... Then mounted these up onto a piece of Hunkeydorey card that i had in my scraps box.. I added 4 square gems to the corners because for some reason i think that square gems are more manly ;O)

Pop over to the challenge blog to see my teamies gorgeous creations and join us to win some brilliant images for yourself...

Choccy xxx

Sunday 17 June 2012

One Stitch At A Time... Special challenge

Well firstly Happy Fathers Day :O) A nice quiet day here i think.... i went to see my dad yesterday.. I have a bolt stuck in my car tyre :O( So i am relying on buses at the minute. Sunday buses are awfully unreliable and very few and far between. Its a busy fathers day this year, with grandads, great grandads and even a great great grandad !!! All are such special people :O)

Ok enough about none crafty stuff ;O) Onto my DT  cards for One Stitch At A Time

Theres a special challenge today at OSAAT Its called 'Stitch it'
So what does Stitch it involve i hear you ask ?? Well heres my take on it.
To enter Stitch it you must do 1 or both of 2 things

1.. Use an image from StitchyBear digital stamps

or / and

2. Use stitching real or faux

If you use a StitchyBear store image you have 2 chances to win.
If you use Stitching you have 1 chance to win
Use both and you have 3 !!!
Pop to the challenge blog to see the fantastic prizes that you can win :O)

Here's my DT  cards for this week
Using an image by Priyanka from 'My heart pieces'
Using an image by Jess 'Floppy latte'

Both were such fun to make and if i had entered them in the challenge each card would of gained me into all 3 challenges ..... twice !!!

Come join in the fun and win some great prizes !!
Dont forget you still have  just 13 days to get our super set of free images when you spend $12 insore.
It includes 14 images and a set of papers :O)

Choccy xxxx

Thursday 14 June 2012

Just Inspirational week 33

Ooooh its Thrsday again so that means its time for another challenge over at Just Inspirational.

For my DT  card this week i got to pick a funtastic image from SimplyBStamps.

Heres what i created with  the image

and a close up

Isn't it a perfect summer image ? I  love it !!

The inspirational picture this week was one from NannaConnie who has had to leave the DT  now   :O(

So pop on over to the challenge blog. To see what my teamies have made and show us your creations.
Dont forget to too can win some gorgeous images from our sponsor

Choccy xxx

Sunday 10 June 2012

One Stitch At A Time challenge #117

Its another Sunday, whilst i would love to write about how sunny it is and that its been a warm week... i can't :O(   Its been a cold ,dark and damp week here in Nottingham. The queens diamond jubilee celebrations were somewhat of a wash out. With various events around the country having to be held indoors or sadly cancelled.. Nottingham gets to see abit of Royalty this week when the Queen, Prince Philip , Prince William and Kate visit the city centre as part of the diamond jubilee countrywide tour. So long as it isn't raining i may attempt to pop there and see if i can see royalty in the flesh ;O)

Anyway onto this weeks One Stitch At A Time challenge.. With it being Fathers Day next Sunday.. A card for the man in your life seemed the way to go.. So the funtastic theme this week is
'For the man in your life'   So it can be a creation for your dad, husband, son , brother or just a friend who is a male.

I got to work with an image by Stitchy this week and chose a great one for my dad.. Its called
'The Big One'

and a close up

It was such a fun image to colour.
I used my Promarkers to colour it.. The Design Paper is called Tea Party and the blue card i used for mounting my image was from a set of Hunkeydory card kits that i had left around. The buttons, sentiment and gems were all from my stash... I finished my card with a silver pen for the 'metal' bits. Oh and of course glossy accents on those sunglasses..

Dont forget to stop by the challenge blog and join in the fun.
Theres promarkers to win from

or a $3 coupon to spend at our store

See the main challenge blog for all details

Choccy xxx 

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges

C.R.A.F.T challenges #158 ... Male
Simply create Too #15 ...Male
The Stamp Man challenge . Make it for a man
Digidesign challenge Male inspired
Dude Time Doodles.  Boys and their toys
The Crafty Pad  Lets hear it for the Boys ..

Thursday 7 June 2012

Just Inspirational

At Just Inspirational this week we have another fabby sponsor and a great Inspirational picture for you.

Theres a choice of 2 pictures this week.. I chose Summer

Pop by the challenge blog to see my teamies work, add your entry there too :O)

Choccy xxx

Monday 4 June 2012

Creative Craft World

At Creative Craft World Sue has designed a fantastic scrap map for you all

Here it is
June Scrap Map June 2nd - July 6th

As usual, we are challenging you to use the scrap map as your starter to make a scrap book page. Leave us a link to your completed page and you might be our lucky winner – we have one of our sell out kits up for grabs as well as a guest spot in the Creative Craft World Design Team which comes with a generous shop discount.

Pop to the challenge blog to leave your creation for us to see.

Choccy xxx

Sunday 3 June 2012

One Stitch At A Time 116 'Use a Digi

Over at One Stitch At A Time  theres a brand new set of images available that can be yours FREE  when you spend $12 in store ;O)
This week the DT  have created their cards using this gorgeous set...

This week i have created cards using 3 of the images

First Stitchys' image

Then Priyankas' (My heart pieces)

and also Sues' (Beary Dust)

Arent they all adorable ?  Pop over to the challenge blog to see all the gorgeous images and read details of the challenge...


Jubilee weekend

Can i take this chance to wish all my readers a happy Jubilee weekend... I hope you have a fantastic looong weekend , whatever you are doing

Choccy xxx