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Saturday, 31 July 2010

Jennifer has candy!

To celebrate her birthday (the same date as my anniversary) and also her anniversary Jennifer of JLJ Designs has fab candy.
She's also one of the designers at I Did It Creations so check out her fantastic designs and also our challenge next week when she's our sponsor :c)
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Friday, 30 July 2010

Material Girl

I'm lucky to be GDT on this weeks Crafty Catz challenge which is to use material on your creation as it's being sponsored by Robyn's Fetish and they asked for a volunteer. The image I've used is Robyn's Angie Angel. Hadn't really thought about what I was going to do when I volunteered and went into panic mode lol!

Fortunately I have a stash of fabric as well as paper so used some gingham fabric in blue and lilac where I would normally have used paper. The brown paper is a cut up lunch bag. I added some doodles and some buttons and stuck it all together - hope you like it!

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Fancy Folds at I Did it Creations

When I realised the challenge at I Did it Creations this week was fancy folds the conversation in my head went something like this - I'll make a sidestep card - hmmm not done one of them before - how can I cut the side bit straight without my guillotine - what else can I do? - but I want to do a sidestep - OK I'll find a tutorial so I used this one

We are sponsored by Stamping Dragon Designs this week and I've used Jiggy with Flowers that you can buy in the shop here. The sentiment is from Create with TLC. The papers are all My Mind's Eye - the blue is Bohemia and the flowers are made from Penny Lane using 2 sizes of EK Success retro flower punches

I would also like to enter it into:
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Kah Wink E Dink - Anything goes as long as it's cool
Anything Goes Challenge - Punches
Creative Inspirations - Animals
Rosie D's - All creatures great and small
Digi Doodle Shop - Cut me or punch me
Paperplay - Anything Goes

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Thursday, 29 July 2010

Penguin Piggy Back

I guess this little guy is heavier than he looks as he's squashed his little friend lol! This is another of my Elzybells recent adoptions and there's a few more that I haven't used yet (well those bears are just sooooo cute).

I kept this one simple just cutting the image and a layer using Nesties, the ribbon was from Crafty Ribbons in a goody bag and the embossing is Little Claire's lines and dots folder.

I would like to enter them into the following Xmas in July challenges:
Tuesday Taggers
I love Promarkers
Wee memories
Little Red Wagon
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Up the Wooden Hill

I just love this stamp from Little Claire so used it again before I had a tidy up to make room for the piles of ironing :c)

She has been heat embossed and colored with promarkers. I found a peony die cut in my scrap box and used my heart embossing folder on it. Embossed a Personal Impressions circle sentiment and attached it over a bear charm on tiger tail.

I would like to enter her into the Crafty Sentiments embossing challenge and the Corrosive pink and blue one.
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Buddy Birthday

I hadn't used this cute Buddy Bear stamp from Nutcrafters or these Retro Floral Papermania papers for ages so used up a couple of offcuts on this card.
The Craftwork Cards Sentiment is layered onto a flower and I added a knotted jewellery cord with a couple of beads.
I would like to enter him into:
Peartree Designs - Birthday
Totally Stampalicious - Birthday
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes Birthday
Ohh La La - Birthday
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Sunday, 25 July 2010

See Saw Marjorie Bears

Teddy stampers is asking for as you like it this week with an option of 2x2. I managed 2 bears, flowers and 4 gems but only had room for 1 bit of ribbon as the image was bigger than I first thought - I did try it but had to take it off :c) I'd also like to enter it into the Crafty Catz summertime challenge

This Elzybell image makes me smile I keep hearing the top bear going whoo hoo - I'll get me coat LOL!
The paper is MME that was free with cardmaking and papercrafting - I really must put it away or I'll use it all

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And so to Bed

This image just said Linen Closet to me so those DCWV papers were the inspiration for the colours on this cute Little Claire stamp called And so to bed.
The Blog-a-doodle challenge is use blue, embossing and sparkle so I got out my new distressed stickles and found they went everywhere just like normal stickles do when I use them. At least I had a reason to get distressed this time LOL!
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Bear Necessities

Having bought a few bears in the Elzybells closing down sale I thought it was about time I inked at least one! Ok 2 as the sentiment is also from there.
The embossing in the background is the lines and dots folder from Little Claire (another recent sale purchase)
I've kept it simple to enter the Just Cute Bears challenge this week.

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Nappy Pot

A nappy cake with a difference. Hadn't bought a blanket to go with these goodies so nipped in the pound shop and picked up this planter lol! Had forgotten how much space 2 packs of nappies would take up so it was still a squeeze!!
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OSAAT - Black White & One other

We had some sad news last week that Susan from Crafty Chaos had decided to stop selling at Stitchy Bear Stamps. We'll definitely miss her but she is staying on as part of the DT - Yay. Stitch wanted her to go out with a bang so this week the OSAAT A Team have all used her black and white papers as a surprise for our challenge which is black white and 1. I've actually chosen a very dark pink (it looks red in the pics) for Hope Jacare's image called New Shoes - as usual you can buy these from Stitchy Bear Stamps and the sale is running until the end of the month.

My first project is an easel card with added gems, ribbon and a Craftwork Cards sentiment. I also made 3 pizza boxes and a co-ordinating gift tag. I used a tutorial from Splitcoast stampers which only took a few minutes using my trusty Scor-Pal

So get your black and white stuff out and hop over to join in........

I would also like to enter them into:
Pollycraft - Birthday
Digital Tuesday - Happy Birthday
Shelley's Images - Birthday
Scrappy Frogs - Girlie Girl
Stamp Scrap & Doodle - use a digi
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Friday, 23 July 2010

DT call at Stamping Dragon

Janette from Stamping Dragon is having a DT call and even better she's letting everyone play with this gorgeous Jiggy image :c)
The Dungarees papers I've used are by Toucan Scraps which you can buy here or here and you can check out the other Stamping Dragon designs in those two stores as well.
Jiggy is coloured with Cool Grey 1, pastel and denim blue Promarkers.
The fern branch die is from Little Claire
The flowers are a Joy die.
The sentiment is a Lily of the Valley stamp

I've not used any foam pads in the hope that I can post it with a normal First Class stamp as I have loads of single ones that I bought from the self service machine in the mistaken impression that I was buying them in books grrrrrr!

I would like to enter him into the following challenges:
Stamp, scrap & doodle - animals
Paper Sundaes - make your own flowers
The Pink Elephant - brown
Papertake - cute
Pixie Cottage - double up
C.R.A.F.T. - out of this world
Crafty Sentiments Digi - 3 dps
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Buttons & Bows at I Did it Creations

I can't believe it's Friday again so time for another challenge over at I Did Creations. This week we're sponsored by Lil Diva and I was lucky enough to work with Lil Plantpot for our buttons and bows challenge you can buy her lovely images - here.

I've coloured the pot with ginger promarker and paper pieced the leaves and flowers with My Mind's Eye papers that were from sets that were free with a magazine. The easel stand is the 2nd largest of the Labels 4 nestabilities set which I've embossed with a Little Claire's embossing folder. I added a bit of ribbon and a bow, 3 buttons and a Papermania sticker as a sentiment.

I would also like to enter this into:
KL stampin & Scrappin - Ribbon
Crazy 4 challenges - Buttons
Kah Wink E Dink - In the garden
I Love Promarkers - Buttons
Cookin it up with Katie - Button me a Blue bow
Charisma - Anything but square
Meljens - Easel Card
Stamp Something - Flowery
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Friday, 16 July 2010

Debbi has Candy!

Debbi has fantastic candy to celebrate her 2nd Blogaversary which just happens to be the same date as my second wedding anniversary :c) Pop over here to have a look there's loads of yummies including Sugar Nellie Stamps!
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Sketch Challenge at I Did it Creations

Today is a new sketch challenge over at I Did it Creations sponsored by Robyn's Fetish plus there's a discount coupon for the store as well :c) so hop over to check it out.

I've used An Elephant Never Forgets for my card which I flipped so I had one facing each way - i just love using digi for this. The paper is My Minds Eye Penny Lane.
I would like to enter this into:
Cowgirl Sunday - Sherbert & Ice Cream colours
Peartree designs - glitter and sparkles (the dp is glittery and sparkly but it doesn't show in the pic)
Stamp something - stamp something digital
Craftalicious - birthdays
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Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Butterfly Bear

I still have my box of stamped images on my desk and found this cutey bear that I think came from Rainmac (thank you). I also haven't got round to putting the My Mind's Eye free papers away so have used them again on this one. The embossing is Cuttlebug folder spots and dots and the 3 flowers are a Joy Crafts Die with pearl centres.
I would like to enter this into:
My Time To Craft - butterfly bliss
Pollycraft - Bold & Bright
Delightful Sketches - bright summer colours
Lexi's Creations - Stitching
Stamp & Create - Stitching 
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Blanket Bear

Just in case you hadn't noticed I love bears and this one with his blankie is particularly cute - you can get him and some more of his furry friends from Beary Dust at Stitchy Bear Stamps.  He's been cut out an layered with foam pads onto brown Core'dinations and kraft paper scalloped ovals. The paper is Papermania Scrumptious, the embossing is the cuttlebug polka dots folder and the sentiment if that's what you want to call it is a cuttlebug die.
I would like to enter him into:
Riley & Co - Cut it out and pop it up
Order of the Opus Gluei - Make someone smile
Crafty cardmakers - Love heart picture inspiration 
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How Tweet!

I've had this image called A little birdie told me by Robyn's Fetish printed off for ages so decided to turn it into an ATC today. The paper is an offcut from MME papers that were free with Cardmaking and Papercrafting magazine and there's another bow I made with my bow maker.
I would like to enter this into:
Papertake Weekly - In the Garden
Create4fun - Anything but a Card
Sweet Stampin - Things with Wings
Charisma Cardz - Watch the Birdie
Dare U to Digistamp - The Great Outdoors
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Sunday, 11 July 2010

Summertime Snooze

I can almost hear this cute little guy snoring as he floats lol! he's a house mouse but have no idea which one as he was another donation to a worthy cause :c)
The papers are Cosmo Cricket and the embossing in the background is the cuttlebug polka dots embossing folder.
I would like to enter him into lots of summery challenges:
CCEE - sketch and summertime and the living is easy
Kaboodle - Celebrate Summer
Crafty Calendar - summer with an option of yellow
By the Cute & Girly - Warm summer days
Oh La La - Simply Summer
Totally Gorjuss - water water
Crafty Sentiments - 2 different designer papers

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Bed Time Bear

This is exactly how I feel today - only I could get a stinking cold in the middle of summer lol! The image was sent to me by my very generous friend Rainmac. Couldn't decide between pink and blue so did both.
The card is based on the Corrosive challenge sketch for this week but I added a spotty ribbon that I got free from somewhere possibly Crafty Ribbons :c)
The backing paper is one of the Papermania collections and the glitter card has a border added with my EK Success paw print punch.
I would also like to enter it into:
Auds Sentiments - no sentiment allowed
Stamp Something - Recipe - 1 paper, 1 ribbon and 1 image
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Forever Bears

I was sorting out my images and found these cute little guys so used them for the Just Cute Bears sketch challenge. The ABC challenge is Y is for you and me so would like to enter them into that as well.

I've had a love hate relationship with ribbon for ages - love how it looks - hate not being able to tie nice bows so invested the huge sum of 99p plus postage on a bowmaker and am now able to make lovely bows after looking at a tutorial from You Tube for the bow easy (was too squeaky to buy one of them though LOL!) 

Supplies:
Co-ordinations card - Harbourside
Doily - from Rainmac - thank you :c)
Glittercard cut with nestie mega scallop circles
Ribbon free with PJ's from Primark! 
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OSAAT - Military!

The challenge this week over at One Stitch at a Time is Military - after much head scratching I came up with the idea of using camo paper on my card. I was lucky enough to be able to work with this fabby bear called Christmas Teddy and Scalf by Stampin Dragon Designs. I paper pieced his hat and scarf with the same camo paper and flocked the brim of his hat but it didn't come out on the photo.

The border is punched using my new X Cut Diamond border embossing punch and the sentiment is a Craftwork Cards Oh My Word.

I would like to enter him into:
Cards for Men - Xmas in July
Fussy & Fancy - Xmas in July Part II
Papercutz - Xmas in July
Papermake up - Critters
Peartree Designs - Animals
Magical Crafts - Xmas in July
Little Red wagon - nestabilities (scallop circle behind sentiment)
Theme Thursday - Animals
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Friday, 9 July 2010

Celebrations at I Did it Creations

This week over at I Did it Creations the theme is Celebrations and we're sponsored by the lovely Stitchy - check out her images at the shop here and don't forget there is 30% off everything until 15th July
For my new baby card I have used her gorgeous image called Flower child which I have layered onto a lace and fabric coaster that I bought in a pack of 12 from Poundworld. It's layered onto a nestie scalloped circle embossed with the Cuttlebug daisy embossing folder and I've added a ribbon bow with a bead and charm of 2 baby feet. The Stamps Away alphabet letters were stamped onto white card and coloured with the matching Promarker

 Pink check backing paper is Dovecraft back to Basics.

I would like to enter this card into:
Bee Crafty - 3D
Quirky Crafts - Ribbon
Speedy the Cat - Die Cut
Cowgirl Sunday - Celebration, scallops & embellishments
Creative Card Crew - Die Cuts
Pile it on - My favourite things (Nesties)
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