Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Ooh La La Creations....

Ooops sorry this is a day late but I had to work late last night, we've had new fixtures in and its taking ages to move everything, hopefully by Thursday it will be finished and the shop will look like its ready for Christmas.......Christmas seems to get earlier every year, we'll be starting in July next.....lol.
The challenge at Ooh La La Creations this fortnight is Christmas (very apt...lol). So its a nice easy challenge to join in with.
For my card I have used one of the new images from The Yuletide Wishes CD to make this twisted easel card. I have printed out the main image and instead of leaving it flat I layered up the snowman or should that we snowlady part. Just loving the tree papers which I added glitter to for lots of sparkle.

Crafty Ribbons....Christmas.
Charisma....don't be square.
The Corrosive challenge.....more than one fold.
The Crafty pad.....Christmas.
Creative Card crew.....fancy folds.
Die cuttin' divas......anything goes.
Party Time....anything goes

thanks for popping by
hugs n smiles

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Work in progress......

Evening peeps hope you all have had  fabbie weekend, I have managed to do some de-cluttering ......gosh the amount of stuff that you hoard over the years, you wait next week I'll be looking for something that has been thrown away or has gone to the charity shop. I've got a month to get up the old carpets, paint the skirting boards and redecorate the hall before they are coming to fit the new ones, I always seem to have a major job done before Christmas, instead of spring cleaning I think I winter clean.....lol.
Thought I'd share with you a Halloween album that I have started featuring Ethan, last year was the first time he had dressed up and I know hes got his costume sorted out for this week. I brought the skeleton from the 99p shop  you get 6 in the bag and this one I have coloured with alcohol ink added gems for the eyes and glitter, then dressed him with a bow.

My little monster grandson Ethan.

made a pocket and popped in a tag with a spider attached.
Lots of Halloween challenges to enter.
One Stop Craft....Halloween.
Alphabet challenge......S for spooky, spiders skeletons.
Craft Punked.....Halloween
Delicious Doodles....fright night.
JellyPark ....anything but a card.
Paper Shelter....Halloween
Totally Paper crafts......Halloween.
4 Crafty Chicks....Halloween.
Cute Card Thursday.....Something scary.
Moving along with the times......too cute to spook.
Papercrafting journey.....ribbon or twine.
My mums craft shop.....so spooky.
Crafty Creations.....Halloween spooks.
Creative Beli.....Halloween.
Creative Inspirations....Halloween.
Divas by Design.....use some orange.
Top Tip Tuesday....Halloween.
Try it on Tuesday....Halloween.
Party Time....trick or treat.
Dream Valley.....glitter and bling
Fashionable stamping.....use Halloween colours.
Pan Pastels....Halloween

Have a spookalicious week
hugs n smiles

Studio 12.......

Morning peeps welcome to another giveaway over at Studio 12.
At the end of each month, Nikky has kindly agreed that there will be a competition/giveaway for one lucky person and this month is no exception. So what do you have to do to win some gorgeous Polka Doodles/Studio 12 goodies .... not at all hard as you'll see as here's all you need to do ......

1] become a follower
2] put a note somewhere on your blog about the Studio 12 giveaway. Could be in your sidebar or in a post .... the choice is yours.
3] leave a comment on the end of this post.
4] if you are already a follower (thanks so much!), just do points 2 & 3

This giveaway will last until the end of the month, when a randomly chosen winner will be picked. Good luck everyone and to get you in the mood, the Studio 12 DT have been busy making so why not pop over to their blogs and say "hi".

For my card I have used papers and images from the Picknix Gingerbread Twist Cd and lashings of glittery sparkle, I have layered up the house , the tree and the snowman for additional depth.

Hugs n' smiles

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Sugar Creek Hollow......

Afternoon peeps, hope you are keeping warm, gosh its gone a bit nippy here, winter is definitely on its way, the clocks go back this weekend as well......so hate the dark nights and mornings.
Todays challeneg at Sugar Creek Hollow is called .....Vintage texting, we would like to see you use a sentiment or some text on your vintage design.
For my card I have used a B Line stamp, the papers are from the new Prima paper pad, I have coloured the image with Prismas. I've kept the colour scheme simple just picking out the colours of the background paper.

Craft us Crazy.....black as the predominant colour.
Vintage Elusions....anything goes and lace (bow and lace trim).
Brown Sugar.....anything goes.
Fussy and Fancy.......anything goes
Hugs n smiles

Monday, 22 October 2012

Sketch n Stash.......

Morning peeps hope you all had a fabbie weekend, I'm off for a few days.....yay, so I can now catch up with my DT cards ready for Christmas, being really organised. However I did forget to write this post so I'm not that organised.....lol. Had a lovely day yesterday spending hubbys money on the house, you when you get to that stage and everything wants replacing, well thats us, need new carpets and soft furnishings so we are off out again today to see what I can find to buy.
Today sees the start of a new challenge at Sketch n Stash and this fortnight we have a lovey sketch by Kevin.

My Mums craft shop have kindly sponsered us for this challenge and the winner gets £10 to spend..
For my card I used a sweet Teddy Bea image just loving this sweet little Ballerina, the image was coloured with Prismas and the papers are from First Edition. I coloured the metal corner wih alcohol inks.

Teddy Bo......anything goes

Have a fabbie week
hugs n' smiles.

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Sugar Creek Hollow.....

Afternoon peeps welcome to another challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow, we had lots of fabbie entries last week, I guess like me you love a bit of sparkle, well this week the theme is .....Sew Fashionable. So this week we would love to see your vintage or shabby chic creations with some sewing on and something featuring fashion.
This week we are sponsered by Live and Love Craft.....if you love all things vintage pop over here and check out their lovely goodies. The winner of this weeks challenge gets to choose 6 colours of Seam binding.

I have used a stamp from B Line, which I coloured the  in with Prismas, I also got to play with some seam binding so I used mine to stitch down around the edge of my card to create a frame and to tie a bow on my scissors charm. Sorry for a short post but I'm sniffing with a flippin' cold at the moment....sniff sniff.

Fussy and Fancy....anything goes.
Craft.....use metal.
Little Red Wagon...add a bow.
Vintage Elusions.....Ephemera/anything goes.
hugs n smiles

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Spooky card.

Afternoon peeps what a glorious autumunal day we are having, trouble is the windows all look dirty in this weather so I'm trying to type this without looking at them as I will feel guilty and have to clean them. Thought I'd share with you a card that I made using the new stamp set from Crafty Individulas featuring poison bottles CI360 these are so perfect for this time of the year, and they were begging to be made into a Halloween card. I have used another template for the card base from The House of Zandra, this time there are three recessed windows with just enough room to set bottles behind. The main frame I distressed with Purple Concord, Peeled paint and Spiced Marmalade, I then embossed with clear after stamping the crackle stamp from CI to create a spooky frame. The bottles I coloured with Prismas and then rubbed rock candy over the top to create the glass illusion. I just had to add a couple of spiders and some web to complete......hope you likey.

click on pics to check out the detail in the background adverts as well as the bottle labels.

Paper Pretties......Halloween.
Stampin' for the weekend....something spooky.
Happy Daze......Something wicked.
My Sheri crafts....Halloween.
Dream Valley.....Halloween,
The Crafty Pad.....distress it.
The Craft Place.....Halloween.
My craft Spot.....Emboss it.
Simon Says.....your favourite.....technique collage and distress.
Deep Ocean ....anything goes.
Fashionista.....anything goes.
LEJ designs....anything goes.
Party Time .....Halloween colours
Live and Love Crafts......Halloween
hugs n smiles

Monday, 15 October 2012

Ooh La La.......

Bonjour peeps, ..........its Monday and the start of another week and the start of another challenge at Ooh La La Creations, last night on C&C the new Christmas Cd was launched, the art work is by Shelly Rasche and the CD is called Yueltide Wishes, this is packed with delightful images again and my card is from that CD. The theme for this fortnights challenge is Christmas Sentiment, so with Christmas in all the shops now its a perfect chance to get some of your cards made.I'm starting abit earlier this year as I left it far too late last year. There are lots of faux layers for the background of this image and then the centre wreath and birds are layered up which really adds to the dimension just popped on some ribbon and a bow inspired by Molly Blooms designer Clare.....

Have a fabby week, its raining here at the moment after the lovely day we had yesterday
....Oh well
hugs n smiles

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Mid way Reminder.......

Afternoon peeps, ooops forgot to post my mid way reminder card for The Ready Teddy Go challenge so here it is better late than never, I've just got back from the show at Kettering and spent far to much as usual, found some fabbie Halloween papers so I intend to make a mini album featuring Ethan, I've still got some pics from last year and I'm sure he'll be doing some more trick or treating this year.Met up with my blogging friend Netty at the show which so lovely to catch up again she made me a gorgeous tag which I will photo later and share.....so sweet.
For my card I used a stamp from Kanban, just loving these cute get well soon sweeties, I've coloured the image in with Prismas and the papers are from Papermania.

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Sugar Creek Hollow....

Afternoon peeps hope you are all well, what a wondeful collection of Thanks giving cards we had for last weeks challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow, such lovely warm colours of Autumn, the trees are starting to drop their leaves which means major sweeping up soon unless we get a good wind which blows them all away.....lol
Today sees the start of another fabbie challenge, this week we want to see your Shabby Chic or Vintage cards with some sparkle, that means you can get your glitter and gems out. For my card I've used an Pion image and used hearts which I Frantaged. Paper,  pearl string and image are available from Live and Love Crafts.

In the pink.....pink plus 1 other colour.
Fab n Funky.......vintage,
Bunny Zoes......pink, pearls and lace.
Pile it on.....vintage or shabby chic.
One Stop Craft....embossing
Have a fabbie weekend

Thursday, 11 October 2012

London Scene....

Morning peeps I thought I'd share with you a card I made using one of the new Crafty Individual stamps, this one is landmarks of London, I embossed with Aurora embossing powders for a lovely shimmery effect, that is hard to photograph, The template I used for the card is from  House of Zandra, they do some lovely templates so I'm working my way through them, perfect for collage cards. The front of the card is distress inked and then I stamped snowflakes and the verse in blue, I put acetate across the aperture and then stamped on the santa and sleigh in Stazon, I added little dots on the acetate for the falling snow effect and added white lines around the buildings. The tree I did with Frantage micas , shavings and glitter.......so loving the texture and effect of this. Talking of Crafty Individuals if you spend £15 you get a limited edition star stamp which is gorgeous.

Creative Inspirations.....anything goes
Divas by Design......anything goes.
Simon Says....use dies and or punches.
Tuesday Alchemy.....anything goes.
Sunday Stamper.....snowflakes.
Incy Wincy......anything goes.
Out of a hat Creations.....christmas in October.
Paper Crafting Journey.....add some bling

Off to Melbicks the garden cenre later after I've picked Ethan up from Nursery as they are having their Christmas launch day today......I know its early but I do love abit of glitter and sparkle.
hugs n' smiles

Monday, 8 October 2012

Sketch n Stash....

Morning peeps hope you all had a fabbie weekend, such lovely warm weather so I managed to get the gloss painting done in my Sons room, its been a long time doing abit here and there each week  so thankfully its nearly finished.
You know winters on its way when Strictly reapears on our TVs,I'm looking forward to the coming weeks of sequins and dance, so loving Darcy as the new judge, someone who knows what shes on about.
Anyway today sees the start of a new challenge at Sketch n Stash and we have a fabbie sketch by our teamie Angie......nice one hun.

We are sponsered by Pink Gems designers
The winner gets to choose 4 images.

For my card I have used one of my first stamps that I brought from Pink Gem Designs, I've coloured the image in with Prisma pencils, the spider web paper is from Bearly Mine, I made my spider using a button, black gem and threads for his legs.

Ribbon Girl....male card.
Sentimental Sunday....anything goes.
Poodles Parlour.....Halloween.
Craft Us Crazy....anything goes/Halloween.
Cards for Men....back and orange.
Crafty Calendar....all things spooky
hugs n smiles

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Sugar Creek Hollow.....

Afteroon peeps what wonderful creations we had entered in last weeks challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow, its gonna be hard to pick just three from them all, but you get to play again this week and the theme is Autumn colours or Thanks giving. I have used pumpkin images which I'm sure were from The Graphic Fairy......sorry if I'm wrong. The background paper is from Bearly Mine who have fabbie Halloween papers, the pumpkin doiley was a pressie from a fellow blogger.

Moving along with the Times.....Dark Colours.
4 Crafty Chicks.....Thanksgiving.
Auds Sentiments....Fall.
Crafty Creations....colours of Fall.
Digital Tuesday....Text.
Papertake...anything goes.
My Sheri Crafts.....Apple/Pumpkin.
Delicious Doodles.....flower.
Crafty Catz.....Autumn.
Brown Sugar......use a freebie (images)
hugs n smiles

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

christmas sack....

Morning peeps yesterday it was Ethans 4th birthday so we popped round for jelly and cheesy wotsits for his party tea, yummy and I managed to finish off the wallpapering in my sons room so I only have the painting of two walls......yay.
Its my turn to to post something over at Studio 12 blog so I thought I'd show you the little mini pressie sack I made, I enlarged the sweet gingerbread image from the Picknix Gingerbread twist CD, using gimp and then printed it onto transfer paper which I then ironed onto calico, stitched on some buttons and added a bow to complete......just needs some pressies putting inside it now.

hugs n smiles