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30 June 2010

Sprinkles

My third and final post for today! And yes its another Christmas card, just couldn't help myself LOL.

This one is for:-

Now because of the mirri card I've used, trying to photograph it without getting your reflection on the picture is a nightmare! So unfortunately you can't see 100% the gorgeous swirls and snowflakes on it very well.

For this card I used:-

  • Pink Gem Designs Snowy Sprinkles Stamp
  • Kanban Mirri Card
  • Ribbon from Stash
  • Papermania Gems
  • Promarkers
  • Glitter (on wings)

As always, appreciate your lovely comments. Hope you have a fabulous day!

Surely Not Christmas Already!?

Hello crafters ....... well yes I'm afraid so, I know its only June, but I have to make a start on my Christmas cards sometime! So this is the first of many that you will see - sorry!


This card is being entered into the following challenges:-

For this card I used:-

  • LOTV Christmas Ted - Big Star Stamp
  • Kanban Mirri Card with Sizzix Polka Daises Texture Plate
  • Card & Greeting Stamp from Stash
  • K&C Christmas Papers
  • Papermania Gems
  • Promarkers
  • Sakura Glitter Pen

I hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.

WOYW Wednesday 56

Morning all, yes its time for Whats on Your Workdesk Wednesday - where does that week go? I haven't shown my desk for the last couple of weeks as have been so busy! So this time there is actually some work in progress.

This piccie was taken late last night and as you can see I'm in the middle of making a card for several challenges (and yes you are seeing correctly it is a Christmas one!). Also you can see a pile of stamped Greeting Farm images which I received from my friend Kelli at Hidden Treasures as we did a swop out. So can't wait to get using these.

And in this pile - just loads of cardstock, paper & mulberry paper, tools and my Kanban Urban Belles clear stamps which I have just used for my DT card for Hidden Treasures, but you'll have to wait for Sunday to see that one!

And thats it really for this week. You can see the finished Christmas Ted in one of my following posts later today!

Thanks for stopping by to look at my workspace and can't wait to see whats on your desk today!

Hugs

28 June 2010

Kaya With Flowers

Monday Monday already! Really don't know where the weeks are going just lately and to top it off its another gorgeous day - trouble is its too nice to be having to go to work later!

My card today is for the following challenges:-

For this card I used:-

  • Pink Gem Designs Kaya With Flowers Stamp
  • Papermania Capsule Collection Red Hot Papers
  • Promarkers
  • DCWV Card
  • Papermania Pearls
  • Kaisercraft Flowers
  • Buttons from Stash

I love how the colours work together on this one and am pleased with the result.

Thanks for stopping by this morning and I hope you all have an enjoyable day.

27 June 2010

Truly Scrumptious DT Call

As I was mooching through my posts this morning, I spotted that Truly Scrumptious are having a DT call, and as I absolutely love their blog and challenges, decided that I would give this a shot!

Now the problems arise, I have to pick two of my favourite cards ..... umm now then decisions, decisions, its so hard as there are so many which are my faves, but I had to narrow it down which took me a while but I decided on these two:-


Why these two? Well maybe because they are both pink and I love working with pink, the papers, my favourite images Magnolia Tilda and LOTV, the layouts or the detail ... I don't know its just these two stood out the most for me, so I hope that the Truly Scrumptious team agree?

If you're interested then take a look at their post Truly Scrumptious Closing date is Wednesday 14th July.

Wish me luck!


Hidden Treasures Challenge 5 - DT Card

Yes I'm back, this time its that time of the week for the challenge at Hidden Treasures with the theme being RIBBONS. You can use ribbons anywhere on your creation, whether it be a card, scrapbook page, etc. We love to see them all!

This week you have a chance to win a wedding themed prize:-
  • 2 Spools of Ribbon
  • 3ft of Loose Ribbon
  • Pack of 5 x 7 Designer Papers
  • Wedding Day Clear Stamps
  • 2 x 4 Packs of 3D Shoe Stickers
  • Wedding Stickers
  • Pack of Green Patterned Paper Clips

As I hope you'll agree, a fabulous prize that Kelli has produced this week!

So for your chance to win, post your creation on your blog with a direct link to your post by Saturday 3rd July. We've now been running a month and would love to have more people enter, so pass it on to your blogging friends and hopefully they too will join in - we would love to see some new faces!
Now here's my card!

For this card I used:-
  • American Crafts Ribbon
  • Gorjuss Girls Die Cut Images
  • Anita's Peeloffs
  • Papermania Glitter Dots

Thanks for stopping by today and I look forward to visiting your blogs. Have a great day!

Sunday Sketch & Stamp Challenge 31 - DT Card

Good morning - WOW the hottest day of the year so far - its gorgeous and not only do we have the weather to enjoy, but England are playing this afternoon too! COME ON ENGLAND!

Well its another challenge here at Sunday Sketch & Stamp its challenge 31 using Maggie's Sketch.



Firstly, before I talk about the challenge I have some fantastic news - I have become a full time DT member with them which is absolutely fantastic and I'm so pleased to be working alongside Maggie and the team and would like to thank them again for having me on board!

Right back to the challenge! This week we are being sponsored by Crafts 4 Eternity and you have the chance to win 2 images from them.

For your chance to win, follow the sketch, you can rotate it if you wish and ensure you include stamping somewhere within your creation, post it on your blog with a direct link to your post. Please ensure word verification is off as it makes it so much easier to leave a comment. Entries need to be posted by Midnight (GMT) on Saturday 19th July. Good luck to you all!

And we are having a DT call for new members to join us, so if you would like to become a DT member with SSS, now's the time to enter!

Now here's my card!

For this card I used:-

  • Sugar Nellie Cheerleader Stamp
  • DCWV Paper
  • Papermania Pearls
  • Promarkers
  • American Crafts Ribbon
  • Wild Rose Studio Greeting Stamp
  • Nesties

Thanks for stopping by this morning and look forward to visiting your blogs. Have a great day!

26 June 2010

Anyone for Strawberries & Cream?

Evening crafters, its so warm today - been in and out of the craft room and have managed to make another card, this time for many challenges:-

Phew that was alot! LOL.

For this card I used:-

  • Pink Gem Designs Chloe With Kitten Stamp
  • Pink Gem Designs Sending Smiles Stamp
  • Promarkers
  • Papermania Capsule Collection Red Hot Papers
  • Kanban Pearlescent Cream Paper
  • Card from Stash
  • Papermania Gems

I'm pleased with how this one turned out. Enjoy the rest of the evening in the sunshine and thanks for stopping by.

Monochrome

Afternoon all and yet another gorgeous day - I'm just loving this weather, it makes such a difference to everything!
Today's card is for the following challenges:-

For this card I used:-

  • Kanban Woolly Bears Die Cuts
  • Kanban Cardstock
  • Papermania Gems
  • Computer Generated Greeting

Hope you like it!

25 June 2010

Play that Guitar!

Hi again, my second post for today for the following challenges:-

For this card I used:-

  • Sugar Nellie Rock Idol Stamp
  • K&C Hopscotch Papers
  • Pearlescent Card & Paper from Stash with Sizzix Squares Texture Plate
  • Promarkers
  • Papermania Pearls
  • Kanban Die Cut Numbers

Hope you like it! Enjoy your Friday and thanks for stopping by!

A Special Day

YAY its Friday! What a week its been - so busy at work and so looking forward to the weekend! My first card today is for the The Secret Crafter Challenge 88 with their theme Weddings / Anniversaries and with my friend's wedding tomorrow this card was perfect to enter.

You will have to excuse so many photos but as the card is mainly Mirri Card its an absolute nightmare to photograph!


For this card I used:-

  • Kanban Luxury Reflections Card & Paper
  • Hobbycraft Gems
  • Ribbon from Stash

I am sure my friend will be pleased with the card when she receives it and look forward to receiving your comments as always.

24 June 2010

Summer Days!

Morning peeps! A very apt card for the weather we've been having of late - my card for the Stamp Something Challenge with their theme being Something Summer.

I've used sunny yellows and oranges for this card.

For this card I used:-

  • The Greeting Farm Shine Stamp
  • Papermania Capsule Collection Sunshine Papers
  • Papermania Gems
  • Promarkers
  • Card from Stash
  • Anita's Peeloff

The sun isn't shining as much today, but its still very warm here in the Midlands. Hope you all have a great day and thanks for visiting and leaving your lovely comments.

21 June 2010

Gems & Ribbons

Hello again, my third and final post for today!

Its for the Friday Sketchers Challenge 107 with the added theme of gems and ribbons.

For this card I used:-

  • Pink Gem Designs Fairy Chloe Stamp & Fairy Wishes Stamp
  • Promarkers
  • Papermania Rose Garden Papers
  • Papermania Gemstones
  • Ribbon & Card from Stash
  • Glitter - yes there is on the wings, but you can't tell on the photo! LOL

I hope you like what you see and thanks for stopping by this morning. I hope you all have a fab day - enjoy that sunshine!

In the Garden

Yep, me again, I did warn you I would be back! LOL. This time a card for the following challenges:-

For this card I used:-

  • Magnolia Ink Strawberry Tilda Stamp
  • Promarkers
  • Papermania Rose Garden Paper & Pearls
  • My Mind's Eye Wild Asparagus Paper
  • Anita's Peeloffs
  • Flowers from Stash

Hope you like it and as always thanks for stopping by and leaving lovely comments.

Ahoy There Me Hearty!

Morning people and welcome to another week - yes its Monday already, don't know where the days are going just lately. Its another gorgeous day today, just walked my daughter to school and wish I didn't have to go to work later! Would much like to sit in the garden me thinks!

Had a good evening in the craft room last night, so have a few cards to upload today. The first of many is for the Simon Says Challenge with the theme this week being Pirates!

For this card I used:-

  • Digi Stamp Boutique Pirate Josh Digi Stamp
  • Promarkers
  • Paper & Card from Stash
  • Computer Generated Greeting & Skull and Crossbones
  • Papermania Gems

Really happy with this card, although the camera hasn't picked up the brightness of it very well - love the colours and such an ideal card for a boy!

20 June 2010

Hidden Treasures Challenge 4 - DT Card

Good Morning and Happy Father's Day on this sunny Sunday and welcome to another Hidden Treasures Challenge. This week we are working with Kelli's sketch which you are welcome to rotate if you wish.

For my card I choose a football theme - thought it was quite apt with the World Cup and also choose red and white England colours!

For this card I used:-
  • Pink Gem Designs Football Hoot Stamp
  • Card from Stash
  • Computer Generated Background Paper and Greetings
  • Promarkers

I hope you will play along this week, we had slightly more people entering, but would certainly like to see more of you playing along and you have the chance to win a 6 pack of Marvy artist markers, 2 packs of Peanuts stickers and a big stack of scrapbooking sentiments and have until saturday 26th June to submit your entry.

Good luck and look forward to visiting your blog! Hope you all have a fab day - enjoy the sunshine wherever you are.


19 June 2010

Rock Idol

Hello - well had a busy day today! Been shopping, took the girls to my school's Summer Fayre this afternoon, then came back and did a bit more on the garden, made a card, visited the FIL and now preparing tea!

The card today is for the following challenges:-

For this card I used:-

  • Sugar Nellie Rock Idol Stamp
  • Promarkers
  • My Mind's Eye Wild Asparagus Papers
  • Pearlescent Card
  • Papermania Pearls

This is another one of my new stamps which I really like - ideal for a teen boy card!

Thanks for stopping by today, have a great evening.

18 June 2010

Colour Combo

Evening peeps, I'm late posting this card for the Crazy 4 Challenges C4C41 with the theme this week of a colour combo. So I came up with the following card, which I have to say is certainly not one of my better makes, but its too late now, here it is!

For this card I used:-
  • Pink Gem Designs Chloe With Flowers
  • Kaisercraft Flowers
  • Ribbon & Brad from Stash
  • Promarkers
  • Papermania Capsule Collection Papers

Thanks for stopping by!

17 June 2010

Just Monkeying Around!

Well hello and its another gorgeous day here in Coventry, what a difference the sunshine makes! Lets hope it stays this way for the weekend!

Here's another card which is an 8" x 8", this size is great to work with and I used another one of my new stamps for the following challenges:-

The theme at Papertake Weekly is ice cream flavours, so this one is MINT CHOC CHIP!

For this card I used:-

  • Pink Gem Designs Peek-a-boo Marvin Digi Stamp
  • Sizzix Decorative Corner Die
  • Promarkers
  • Pearlescent Card from Stash
  • DCWV Cardstock
  • Papermania Pearls
  • Computer Generated Greeting

I'm pleased with how this one turned out and would love to have your comments too! Thanks for stopping by this morning and enjoy the sunshine wherever you are!

16 June 2010

One for the Boys

Evening all, well its been a lovely day today and I even managed to sit out in the sunshine for a little while when I got home from work this afternoon, perfect!

I also managed to get into the craft room this evening too and finish off a Father's Day card for my FIL which I am going to enter into the following challenges:-

I decided to rotate the sketch as it worked better for me.

For this card I used:-

  • Forever Friends Image
  • Paper & Pearlescent Card from Stash
  • Papermania Gems
  • Anita's Peeloffs

Hope you like it and as always appreciate your lovely comments. Enjoy the rest of your evening.

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