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Friday, 30 September 2011

Thank Crunchie it's Friday

This little cutie sure has wings lol! This is the first time I've used this image and must say it was very easy to colour especially now I'm using Staples text and graphic paper for my images 'coz my reds no longer bleed - Whoop! Whoop!
These fantastic papers are a freebie from Shery K designs - there's a whole pack of them and the other collections are really inexpensive and print really well.

Don't forget you still have a few days to enter the things with wings challenge at Teddy Bo 
and if you feel like getting messy there's Kathy's fantastic shabby chic tutorial this week as the Thursday Top Tip

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Take 2 Bears

I rehomed this cute Bildmalarna stamp when Sarah decided she no longer wanted it. On this card I distressed some Memory Box paper and some pearl cardstock with my cross stitch thread cutter (works like the Tim Holtz distresser but more cost effective)

Then I decided to try something different with it:
DCWV pink christmas paper, Spellbinders Ironwork dies a few gems and a tiny star punch that I found when tidying up.

The same stamp but 2 completely different looks 
Challenges:

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Teddy bo Tuesday gives you wings

We're into the 2nd week of the Things with Wings challenge and I've cheated a bit here even after all our colouring tutorials and used a ready coloured version of Wish Upon a Star. Looks great with the First Edition up and away papers and a recent sketch from Crafty Catz though.
 
We also have some fabby new graphics for you again this week - check out the brilliant sleigh one
 Challenges:

Sunday, 25 September 2011

School at I Did it Creations

It's school at I Did it Creations this week and quite sad for me as I am stepping down from the Design Team as I just don't have time at the moment with packing up my house to relocate to Scotland. I've used a brilliant digi from our sponsor Floppy Latte designs for my mini scrap page of my tall child in her big school uniform.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Wish upon a Bunny

This has been on my pile of new stamps for a while and I've finally used him for the Willow Sketchy challenge.
The sentiments are by Pollycraft and I've had them ages and might have used 1 once maybe - oops!
Challenges:
Ladybug Crafts Inc - animals
Paper take weekly - creature comforts

Friday, 23 September 2011

It's Friday!

and I dread to think what we've been up to at the towers this week - gulp! Have a read of fairytale Friday to find out and you might like to enter the Things with wings challenge while you're there :c)
Someone has nicked my style this week and replaced it with a bit of shabby chic a la Kathy and a bit of twinset and pearls a la Claire. But I have to say that new embossing folder is just lush.
Challenges:
Card mad fairy - lots of layers 
Fuzzy Wuzzy - pink
Raise the bar - things with wings
Stampin for the weekend - what a cutie
Little miss muffet - things with wings
Digistamps for joy - anything goes
Flutterby wednesday - anything goes
Rubys rainbow - for a girl
Simon says stamp - die cuts (hearts)

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Birthday Dragon

An easel card with a Dustin Pike freebie, those MME papers again and more balloons. Guess what's sat on my desk at the moment lol!

Charisma Facebook Top Pick

I don't think a lot of people know about the Charisma challenge that runs beside their regular blog challenge mainly coz I was top pick 2 weeks in a row - I love entering it coz you don't have to write a blog post lol!


Here's the card for last week's sky theme with my Whimsy Jellybean Stamp and Cosmo Cricket papers

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Teddy Bo Tuesday Again!

Whatever next a flying Olliphant - he's new today from Teddy Bo - I had to use him coz I asked for him and would have been on the naughty step (again) otherwise - not much of a hardship though lol! So I've been singing when I see an elephant fly from dumbo maybe with the correct words.
Here he is on the card floating over my MME Fine and Dandy papers with balloons made using a Woodware punch - it's amazing how many things I've dug up in my clear out. It's a new challenge today and the theme is things with wings.
If you want to get your paws on some new fur and friends we have some great new releases this week including some coloured ones that are great when you just want to throw something together.
 
 Don't forget the DT call - you too could get the chance to help Gayle's brain with some ideas!?!?!
Challenges:
Charisma - sky
Top tip tuesday - for a child
Celebrate the occasion - birthday with balloons
Anything goes - anything goes
Papertake weekly - Creature comforts

Sunday, 18 September 2011

On the Beach with I did it Creations

We have a beach theme this week at I Did it Creations and have been provided with images from the Digital Stamp Club. I've combined it with some digi paper for my project this week

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Grandma we love you

I'm finding all sorts of things when I'm tidying up - these are peel offs from Little Claire.
This was on my new but unused pile thank you Sarah paper is First edition with a bit of K & Co thrown in I also found the ribbon.
Challenges:
Cookin it up with Katie - girl, green, group of items (pearls)
Fab n Funky - bingo - ribbon, die cut message, pearl embellies
Ruby's rainbow - for a girl (well a few years ago)
Tip top tuesday - birthday
Crazy Challenge - birthday

Look what I found

Clearing out has it's benefits - I must have stitched this about 6 years ago but will do nicely for my mother's birthday pressie next week - just need to get a frame :c)

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Another eBay Bargain

For the Teddy Bo DT call please scroll down or go here
I love these Hobbyart bears and this is another rather large one I picked up from eBay. I even made my own background with a Kanban dandelion stamp but thought it looked a bit like a snowflake.

Challenges:
Passion for promarkers - beary special
make it Monday - anything goes
Stamps + fun - animals
Christmas Inspirations - glitter
Charisma - inspired by a song Sister Sledge We are Family
Simon says stamp -inspired by a song - sister sledge we are family

Teddy Bo DT Call

Chief Teddy says this:

Here's the criteria:
Good card maker, but also likes to think outside of the box (or even inside the box...boxes are good!!)
Good colourist, no matter what your choice of medium is (means you can keep inside the lines 98% of the time!!) ;o)
Someone who likes to 'chat' (we like to chat a lot!!!...I say 'we'.....Edna doesn't stop!!!)
Happy to commit to a minimum of 6 months....(there are a LOT of toilets in Teddy Bo Towers and we all have to take a turn to clean them)
Enthusiasm for the bears (a LOVE of the bears will gain you extra Brownie points!!)
Happy to host a weekly or monthly feature....i.e. people are fed up listening to me!!
Fun loving....have you read Fairytale Friday!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!!?!
Good sense of humour.... (this is a must, my jokes aren't funny!!!)...again, Fairytale Friday!!!!!!!!!!!!
Happy to post on both blogs....we like to show off a LOT
Good at 'showing off'....like I said....we like to SHOUT about the bears!!
Desire and ability to make 2 cards minimum per month (2 weeks on, 2 weeks off)..however, we'd LOVE it if you made more!!!! ;o)
Must enjoy brainstorming!! (it has been known for the odd brain to go 'offline'....ability to help out on these occassions always an asset!!!0

Send 3 of your best card designs. If they feature the bears, all the better.
Tell me WHY you want to be on our DT
Pick ONE image from the site and in your own words tell me what you would do if you could use it
Send a link to your blog/online gallery
Tell me a bit about yourself and your commitments to other DT's.
Please send to support @ teddybo.com or send via the website http://www.teddybo.com/

Closing date Friday 23rd September at 12 noon UK time....x

So if you would like to join our merry band of slightly barking bear lovers those criteria sound a bit scary but if you like to join in and chat and have some ideas with ways for the bears to take over the world you're exactly what we're looking for and we don't bite - well not often LOL!

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Teddy Bo Tuesday

Oops I'm running late today mainly coz we had no internet last night. Fortunately it's back now as I'm working from home today and that would make it a tad difficult. It's the second week of our say it with flowers challenge over at Teddy Bo and we have some gorgeous new images this week again too.
I've used one of last weeks precoloured ones for my card and rather than add flowers I've used patterned paper and a flower embossing folder.
 
Challenges:

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Anything goes at I Did it Creations

It's anything goes at I did it Creations this week with the lovely Robyn sponsoring us. I've used this cute digi called Togetherness on my card and added a doily and some gems.

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Just because

Two more off my pile of new stamps through the letterbox a couple of Crafter's Companions.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

More Christmas

Another new stamp but a Meljen's digi this time - I'm still working my way down my pile of new rubber and clear stamps but it seems to have grown a little this week - oops :c)
I found the paper and the flower sequins which I think came from Meljens during my continuing tidy up.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Little Claire freebie

I was lucky enough to win this stamp in a giveaway on the Little Claire a couple of weeks ago. I stamped it onto lilac card just for a change.
Challenges:
Going grey with scrap creations - winter wishes
Fashionable stamping - ribbon or lace
Pile it on - bows

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Teddy bo Tuesday - say it with Flowers

Fortunately Bo had these tulips handy to say it with flowers for our challenge this fortnight coz if I tried using those gorgeous mulberry paper flowers it would look like a bull wearing welding gloves had thrown them onto my card :c)
Bo decided he wanted to be the centre of attention so jumped out of the printer extra large and only just fit on the card. You can just about see the First Edition papers peering out from behind him.
We also have some new fabby designs in the store for you this week
Doesn't Bo in his big bears camo look so cute :c) If you hop over to the challenge blog you'll see what the rest of team have for you this week and you might even see some of those proper flowers :c)
Challenges:
Craft Your Passion - flowers
Daisy Doodles - anything goes
Aly's - bows
Crafting when we can - anything goes
Crafty Calendar - let sleeping bears lie

Monday, 5 September 2011

Some new stamps

Rainmac keeps using this little guy and yet again I had him uninked  in my stamp box - but no longer lol!
Last weeks purchase was a set of Kanban stamps that I've had my eye on for ages - heres one
Very cute even if I say so myself - I have made a new rule any new stamps that come into the house have to be used before they're put away - I have a small cairn on my table at the mo - oops

I would like to enter the bottom one into the Lets Ink it Up DT call
Humphrey is already in the Charisma Facebook competition this week

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Up and away

I saw this cute little guy on a card on Rainmac's place a few days ago and realised I had him sat uninked so dug him out - I even used her paper piecing idea - thanks Sarah!

The layout is from Sketch saturday
I'd also like to enter him into stamptacular as I don't normally paper piece.
and into the first challenge at Crafting When We Can which is anything goes

Don't faint but we have been cooking this morning - good way to empty stuff out of kitchen cupboards without filling the bin :) The pieces missing were for quality control purposes lol!

Girly at I did It Creations

Ah well another week gone and it's started getting chilly in the mornings but the kids are back to school this week - phew!!!! We're going all girly over at I Did it Creations this week and I've used this fab image from this weeks sponsor who is Kelley's Kids

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Notebook Bears

This is another fabulous Hobbyart bear stamp. I'm gradually picking them up off eBay one by one :c)
it's another notebook that I made for a friend's birthday. Paper is MME signature suite


Friday, 2 September 2011

Furry Cat Picks a Winner

We threw the squares of paper in front of the cat and this is the one she sniffed first :c)
And the winner as modelled by tall child is Georgiegirl
Whoop Whoop!

Teddy Bo Friday

I think everyone loves this little guy and I love these Craftwork Cards papers and co-ordinating bits, my kind of lick it and stick card in a hurry.


Thursday, 1 September 2011

Making it with Meslyn - monochrome embossing

Yesterday's card was missing the embossing - note to self read the full description before making your card - still I got to play with my other little Dilly Beans bear friend.
So we have a challenge of Monochrome Embossing this month and I've used the only shade of that colour beginning with P that I like lol! The paper and embellies are all craftwork cards from Meslyn Crafts
 
Challenges:

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