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Monday, 28 February 2011

Tall Child's Birthday Card

When I saw the Sketch and theme at Pixie Cottage this week I just had to enter plus the posty very kindly delivered my prize from winning a challenge at Crafty Emmas Store so I didn't need to trek up the stairs to get a stamp out.


Tall child (formerly known as small child) will be 11 on Friday and decided this was the stamp she wanted on her birthday card so I killed 2 birds with one stone.
The paper is Dovecraft Tea Party and i went a bit mad with the stickles - there are 3 lots on here although I'm not keen on the distress ones round the sentiment. I've finally found the secret to stickling - apply then walk away and resist the urge to fiddle lol!

I would also like to enter him into 2 sisters Teddy Bear picnic challenge and Sew Many Challenges - stars

Sunday, 27 February 2011

One Stitch at a Time for Mum

The challenge at One Stitch at a Time this week is something for mum or a baby or birthday and I've used this fab bunny image by Stitchy. Nip over to the challenge blog to check out this weeks brilliant sponsors.

Papers are Forever Friends Spring Pack
Challenges:

Make the Cut at I Did it Creations

This week at I Did it Creations we have a nice easy challenge for you. We want to see you use die cuts or punches on your projects. Our sponsor this week is Floppy Latte and I've used this gorgeous design called Tea Time Stacked Tea Cups

I've tried something different this time, I printed the image out twice in the same size and used peony nesties to cut 2 spotlights out of one of them. I coloured the bottom one using just pale blue promarkers, coloured in the die cuts and layered them on foam tape.
I used an off cut of the Tea House papers and another die cut to decorate the inside and even added a tea bag!

Challenges:

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Back to Normal with Hobby Art Bears


Just in case anyone was worried by my last post (Sarah!) thought I'd best do some bears as well. This is a Hobbyart one that I got from Sir Stampalot in their January sale :c) The leaves are a sizzix die and the flowers are a joy crafts one. The paper which is the closest thing to Basic Grey that I own is Memory Box from Crafty Emma's Store I didn't really like them when they arrived but they're growing on me.

This is another cute little fella (well kind of small if I'm honest bless him) Very simple here with Tea House papers from Crafty Emmas and a Personal Impressions sentiment.

Cute Pink & Girly

Pink is so not me but love these Forever Friends Spring papers and thought they went so well with this cute Bildmalarna stamp from Bunnie Zoe's. I've layered her onto a couple of Nellie Snellen die cuts. Sentiment is a Personal Impressions stamp.

Challenges:
Creative Cowgirls - Hearts
Creative Inspirations - stripes

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Teddy Bo Tuesday

Well that's another fortnight over again and it's time for a new challenge at the Teddy Bo Challenge !
This time round we have a colour theme for you of duck egg blue and brown which fortunately are 2 of my faves  :c). I love this cute huggy image of Bea and her furry friend available at Teddy Bo and thought the sentiment from Create with TLC was just so appropriate.

The layout is from The Sweet Stop although I put my sentiment where one of the flowers should be and added an extra one at the top. The background paper is DCWV Linen closet (very hard to cut into) and the flowers are cut from Dovecraft Tea house which I've also layered the sentiment onto.
There are some new images for you again this week even us DT haven't seen them yet but I'm sure they'll be just as gorgeous as all the others. Plus if you win this week you can have more bears to play with as bears are the prize this time round.
Please hop over to the challenge blog to see what the other girls have been up to and leave them some love.

Challenges:
Digital Tuesday - Punches
My Time To Craft - Hats
Partytime Tuesday - Anything Goes
Incy wincy - punches or dies

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Bingo! with a sketch by my tall child

Abby doesn't really make many cards but is full of ideas and drew this sketch for me - I've adapted it a little mainly because I started with a square card so couldn't put the text where she wanted it.

I also used the MSE Bingo challenge and chose line 2
Square - Star - Buttons

This is what I ended up with:
Sorry about the rubbish photo but she was in a hurry to see it posted lol! She's going to give it to her step-mum for her birthday

Image - Sugar Nellie Sassy Fairytale
Papers - Dovecraft Back to Basics II
Sentiment - Lili of the Valley

Challenges:
One Stop - birthday card
Card Making Mamas - happy birthday
Stampin with the Dragon - birthdays

Don't be Square at One Stitch at a Time

Our challenge this week at OSAAT was chosen by Nat and she has asked to see anything but square cards. I layered this gorgeous image from Kelley's Kids onto a CD completely forgetting how difficult they are to take pictures of lol!
I've decoupaged her, added diamond glaze with silver glitter, some gems and sakura pens for even more sparkle. The ribbon was a bargain from Tesco after Xmas - 25p for 4 metres
I had 45 wonderful comments on my card for last week to enter by blog candy so I gave them to Random org to chew on and he spat out No 11 which was Liz from laceribbonsbuttonsandbows - will be in touch for your address hun!

Please hop on over to the challenge blog to see what the other girls have created this week and to check out this week's fantastic sponsors

Anything Goes at I Did it Creations

It's anything goes this week at IDIC and we have a new sponsor - Digis with Attitude! - they have loads of digis with a truly sassy twist. I've used Tabitha & Tony on my card this week.

Supplies:
Paper - Wild Rose Studio; Ribbon - Crafty Ribbons; Punch - Martha Stewart

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Spring has sprung

Despite having promised myself I wasn't going to spend any more money on stash I just couldn't resist the new Spring images from Digistamp Boutique and a few others may have fallen into my basket Cough!
I made this card with Wild Orchid papers and a sentiment stamp from Personal Impressions plus a bookmark with the cute little piggy. Hopefully he will encourage my cyber friend to keep up with her book challenge (I checked today and I've read 6 so far this year :c) )
Challenges:
Digistamp Boutique - February competition
Charisma Cardz - spring has sprung
Delightful Challenges - animals
Paper Crafting Journey - anything goes
Creative Card Crew - friendship

Thursday, 17 February 2011

A Post when I'm here

My posts so far this week have all been scheduled but I'm actually here for this one. It was supposed to be a new home card but this is what I ended up with lol!
Bears from Teddy Bo of course, sentiment from Create with TLC and papers by Memory Box from Crafty Emmas Store

Challenges:
Sundays with Chrissy - all about love
Creative craft world - square
Digital Tuesday - use a die cut - sizzix heart
Cupcake - I {heart} you
The Crafty Pad - hearts

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Couple of blog Awards


I received this lovely award from my team mate Lisa at Teddy Bo! You really miss hop over and leave her some love and check out her fabby creations

In return for accepting this award I am asked to:

1) Thank the person who gave you this award and link back to their blog

2) Create a post where you post the 'Leibster Blog' image.

3) Choose 3 - 5 favourite blogs which you also link in your post.

I would like to pass this on to:
Sarah - from Rainmac's Place
Karen - from Karen's Crafty Corner 
Ruth - from Chatty Crafty Arty Pig 


I also got this one from another Teddy Bo team mate Claire  you really must have a look at the awesome things she does with a silhouette.

1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you this award.

2. Share 8 things about yourself

3. Pass it on to 8 bloggers

4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their award

8 Things about me: hmmmmmmmmmmmmm
I was one of the tap dancing girls round the fountain on Record breakers
I'm an Essex girl by birth but I'm not blonde and don't own any white stilettos lol!
I pretend to be a rubbish cook so my family think I will poison them
I'm frightened of balloons
I actually enjoy ironing
I detest shopping unless it can be done online
I once served burger and chips to Rod Hull and Norman Wisdom
When I go on holiday my books always weigh more than my clothes

I would like to pass this onto:
Gemma from Handmade by Gem
Toni from Antonia's Attic
Brenda from Bumble Bees & Butterflies
Jenny from Dragonllews Spot
Jennie from Jennie's Crafty Things
Laura from Legweaks handmade cards
Claire from What Shall I make Today
Jeanette from H2O Creations

Final February Birthday Card

Phew last February card! I quite enjoy making men's cards

Image - Beary Dust
Sentiment - Pink Gem

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Bright and Springy

I have loads of birthdays in February and hardly any cards made so this is one out of the way :c)
Supplies:
Bunny: Dandelion Bee
DP - Dovecraft Back to Basics II & Tea House 
Ribbon - Crafty Ribbons 
Sentiment - Personal Impressions

Challenges:
Fuzzy Wuzzy; Papercutz;  Phindy's PlaceCrafty Emma

Monday, 14 February 2011

80th Birthday Bunny

It's my aunt's 80th Birthday today so thought I'd show her card today as well :c)
The bunny is a Whippersnapper stamp, the numbers are Sizzix Alphabubbles and the papers are Forever Friends Spring ones
Challenges:
Pollycraft - special birthdays
Ooh-la-la - for someone special

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Happy Birthday OSAAT + mini candy

One Stitch at a Time is a year old this week and we're celebrating by having a birthday bash so there's loads of sponsors and loads of prizes for our theme of use pretty things. Work has really got in the way of my playtime this week so I kind of emptied my embellishment box over the desk and then got out the glue dots lol!
The image is Ms Lambchop by Robyn's Fetish and the paper just peeking round the edges is MME Penny Lane which I've been stroking for ages lol! There was originally going to be a birthday sentiment on this but I couldn't squash it on anywhere :c)
As a little birthday gift to you I have some candy that I will send to someone I randomly pick from the comments left while the challenge is running so please leave a comment if you wish to win it (at the time I'm writing this I haven't quite decided what it's gonna be but we all like surprises lol!)

Challenges:
Paper sundaes - recipe (flowers & pink)
Little Claires - anything goes
Mami Doodles - flowers
Stampin with the dragon - anything goes

EDIT:
Here's a pic of my candy (bear not included coz he's mine lol!)

Bling it On at IDIC

This week we want to see your bling at I Did It creations - the more the better - this took me ages partly coz I don't really do the whole bling thing but mainly coz I forgot how many weeks stickles take to dry. I'm not the most patient person on the planet so kept touching it to check.
You can see my Beary Dust bear bling better on this pic - flowers are silver & lilac sakura pens - halo is sakura pen plus glitter - the wings are loose holo glitter stuck on with diamond glaze ( Note to self: dries much quicker than stickles so will be use in future)
Nasty slow Frosted Lace stickles were used on the outside of the image and on the sentiment from Hero Arts and I added just a few pearls stuck it together in a twisted easel having covered the card blank with MME Penny Lane for yet more bling :c)

Challenges:
Aly's Sunday Challenge - bling bling
Crafty Emma - Cute & Cuddly
Stamping Vacation - monochrome purples

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Outdoor Adventure

This gorgeous stamp arrived about 4 hours ago and I've inked her already which must be a record lol! She's a Sugar Nellie called Outdoor Adventure from Funky Kits.

There's also a gorgeous sketch and photo inspiration over at the Sugar Bowl at the moment although looking at it again it's more bluey than I've used here - hey ho! Bothered nope coz I love it :c)
Supplies:
DP - Dovecraft Back to Basics II
Embossing - Sizzix love set on Core'dinations
Flowers - Prima E-line

Secretly Squirrelled Stash

I have of course had this stash for ages if OH asks lol!
Funky Kits - top row plus Spring Emma & Trevor (both with 25% off)
Bunny Zoes - Bildmalarna
Ordered Weds & Thurs - Delivered Fri & Sat (gold stars lol!)

And from Crafty Emma most of these were pre-order so I had to wait a little while. The sentiment stamps are Hero Arts my absolute fave company for sentiments ever lol!

PS I am not responsible for any spending this post may encourage :c)

Friday, 11 February 2011

Bold & Bright at Simple Doodles

Robyn is sponsoring Simply Create for their new challenge this week and lots of us from the I Did it Creations DT were asked to be guest designers with a theme of Bold and Bright. This card card is actually even brighter in real life than in the pic (fortunately for you lol!)
The image on my card is called My Bike and you can buy him from HERE plus Robyn has 30% off at the moment so this cute little guy is even more of a bargain :c)

Challenges:
The Alphabet challenge - O is for orange
Annabelle Stamps - polka dots
Fuzzy Wuzzy - birthday wishes
CCEE Stampers - dry embossing

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Stuffed Toys



I was lucky enough to win a voucher for Doodle Pantry a couple of months ago and finally got round to colouring this gorgeous set that I chose as part of my prize.
The challenge at Doodle Pantry is use a Doodle Pantry image I hope they like what I've done with them.

I've used papers from the same set in different colours by Pink Petticoat on each card. The sentiments on the teddy & bunny are Lili of the Valley Stamps and the kitty has a craftwork cards one.

Pink Teddy Bo Tuesday


Another fortnight round again - I can remember my mother telling me my life would get faster and faster the older I got and it pains me to say she was right even though I disagreed at the time. We're feeling pink at the Teddy Bo challenge this week although Bo said he wasn't keen on being dressed like a girl - told him to get on with and get in touch with his feminine side LOL! I think rose pink rather suits him.........

Here he is in close up complete with flower and gem button on his jumper. The letters are cut using Sizzix Round-a-bout alphabet dies from the Papermania Scrumptious paper pack.
Bea has gems on her hat as well. I have loads of different colours in several sizes that I got off eBay sent direct from Hong Kong I think or maybe Thailand - know it was that end of the world somewhere :c)
Both images are available from Teddy Bo and as it's Tuesday there are some new ones there as well so maybe you could invest in a couple and join in this weeks challenge.
Challenges:
Lexis - down to the woods (bears)
Critter Sketch - critters
Craft Your Passion - anything goes
Simon Says........... - some embossing

Sunday, 6 February 2011

We're doin' it with digis at OSAAT

It's a digi challenge at OSAAT this week :c)
And when I saw this cute xmas bear I knew exactly which image from Reece's Scrap Pieces I wanted to use - no surprise there then lol!
I paper pieced my bear with some freebie papers that I found on April's blog and coloured the rest of him with promarkers and a gold gel pen.
 Supplies:
Sentiment - Hero Arts stamp;  Snowflakes - sizzix die from Home Bargains holographic card; Embossing folder - sizzix onto pearlescent card

Challenges:
 Crafty Catz - Plaid (on scarf); Fuzzy Wuzzy - Anything Goes; Stamp Something - Use a digi; Stampin with the Dragon - Anything Goes; C.R.A.F.T - in the roll of a die

I Did It Creations Blog Hop!

Love is well and truly in the air at I Did it Creations this week and to celebrate we're having a blog hop for our love themed challenge.
You should have arrived here from my fabby team mate Cindy's blog. If you haven't head over to the challenge blog so you can start from the beginning. Don't forget to jot down the letters on your way round so you can unscramble them.

We've all used images from Robyn's Fetish this week, a valentine one (Randy Valentines Boy) and  an any occasion one (primitive bear) with a love twist.
I would like to enter the bear one into Teddy Stampers Love Bear challengCraft Your Days Away
Just in case you've missed my letter it's E so jot that down before you hop off to Gemma's blog to see what she's been up to.

Love / valentine's challenges:
Bee Crafty; Crafty CalendarCrafty Emma; PolkadoodleRaise the Bar; Digi Doodle ShopStamptacular

Friday, 4 February 2011

A change from Bears!

I seem to have been stitching this for ages even though it's quite a small design.

There is a 2nd design in the pack so I will wait to get him framed till I've done that one plus I have a Lickle Ted one to stitch for my friends grand baby due in April. I really find it difficult starting something new on a blank piece of fabric but will bite the bullet once I've had my tea. I have the same trouble opening a new book does that make me weird??????? Don't answer that LOL!
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