Tuesday, 29 March 2011

New candy opportunity

Here is the link to some great candy - also check out the blog as the candy will be drawn when the stampfairy reaches her target of 800 followers

Monday, 28 March 2011

back from hols

Just back from an eventful long weekend in Madrid - what a lovely city. Discovered that I had won some blog candy from Creations by GillM when she reached her target of 300 followers - so great suprise for me and a thanks to Gill. No crafting today though as I am exhausted from trying to pack too much into a short time!!

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Angel wood crafts candy on offer

Visit the Angelwood blog for a great opportunity to win some blog candy - see 1  st on side bar and here are the other 2 sets.

Saturday, 19 March 2011

CreationsByGill challenge

This is an entry for Gill's challenge which is to have a spring theme - my card represents a Spring Wedding.

I have used:
  • A clear stamp given to me by a friend - no label
  • memento ink - cocoa
  • My minds eye papers
  • bazill bling card
  • ranger victorian velvet distress ink pad
  • card candy
  • pearl gems
  • green tara flowers
  • nestie inverted scallop
  • unknown sentiment stamp
  • promarkers

Less is More Challenge Week 7
The theme this week is Masculine and I have decided on a fooball image as it is something I have had to use quite a bit over the years for my sons who ae both football fans,

I have used:
  • Kanban stamp set - football theme
  • dark grey paper
  • Sissix alterations brickwork embossing folder
  • Nestie curved rectangle
  • Versafine ink

using the BFF stamp from Ladybug bloghop

I was lucky enought o win the stamp used here  - for more great stamps why not visit the Ladybug  blog and look for yourself - here is the link:
For this card I used:
  • The Ladybug stamp Phoebe and Olivia
  • Promarkers
  • sissix frame back die
  • sissix flower embossing folder
  • nestie label 10
  • bazill card for frame and small flower and butterfly embellishments
  • vellum
  • small gems
  • brilliance ink for sky
  • corner punch

Friday, 18 March 2011

Using Bugaboo digi stamp

Well finally I have finished a card using a digi stamp that I won from Bugaboo stamps when I entered a Sweet Stamping Challenge in Feb 2011. The one I chose was this floral ring - I thing it is very versatile.
I have used:
  • The Bugaboo stamp
  • Promarkers
  • Sakura Glaze pen - gold
  • Martha Stewart deep edge punch
  • Nesties
  • Docrafts pearl gemsvelvet ricrac
  • Bazill card
  • Papermania stamp fromtheir new Tweet stamps 
  • Purple gloss paper

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Blog Award from CreationsbyGill

Thanks to Creations by Gill as once again she has given me a blog award - see side bar and visit her blog as it has lots of inspirational things to see.

Now the conditions of this award is for you to post it on your blog and link it back to me (the sender) then pass this onto to those people who  follow your blog and leave comments [think I have that right] - so here is my list:

more candy for you to see

I found some great candy links on this blog + lots of other good stuff pop  over for a look.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

The stamp that I won

Just before I make a card with this stamp I thought I'd put up a pic of the stamp pop over to her blog and see what else is on offer

blog candy from Krafty Kittys crafts

Great candy oppoertunity available - check out the sidebar link and check out Krafty Kitty blog - some great stuff to see

Ladybug crafts blog hop winner! woohoo

What a great way to start my day - my prize from the Ladybug blog hop arrived - stunning stamp and I will certainly be posting a card using it this week as I am making a card for my best friend. Ladybug are hosting a great new challenge this week so click on the link [on the sidebar] and have a go.

Monday, 14 March 2011

Mandala board draw

Hi all ikkiscuttlebugcupboard has put up a mandala reflections board up for one lucky person. - visit the blog[link on sidebar] for more details. It looks like a great tool and well worth having. Good luck if you enter

Sunday, 13 March 2011

sweet stamping challenge

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues is my film and here is my entry for that film
I have used:
  • Debbi Moore Designs Kerry Jo stamps
  • cocoa memento ink
  • promarkers
  • Kerry Jo background  paper [cowboy hats - colour edited to match image]
  • ek success edge punch
  • boots embellishment from Kerry Jo CD [colour edited with promarkers and glossy accents]
  • hand made embellisment of whip from a tag fixer colouredd with promarker and shaped
  • Nesties Labels 10
  • Hnadmade background for label mat made from straight to paper adirondak denim ink embossed with clear embossing powder to give a more rugged outdoor effect..

Less is More challenge entry

Finally got this finished - spent 2 hrs this morning watching Barbara Gray - of Clarity Stamps on C&C - she is amazing and certainly inspires me.

This weeks theme was 'off the page' so have come up with this using an Anna Griffin stamp that I have not used before although had it for ages. Her stamps are very elegant and I really should use them more.
I have used:
  • Anna griffin border stamp
  • cocoa memento ink
  • denim blue promarker
  • kanban sentiment stamp
  • scor it board
Off to see the other entries

Sunday insomnia!!

Having problems sleeping tonight so decided to make a card for my ex SIL for a belated xmas present as she had been in hospital over xmas and new year time and only recently getting back on her feet.
I used:
  • sissix embossing folders
  • vellum
  • ek success edge punch
  • gems
Also started my challenge entry for this week's Sweet Stamping Challenge but not finished it yet.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

received a blog award

Received this today from Creations by GillM  - thanks Gill.
In oder to pass this on I have to give 7 pieces of info about me and select some deserving blogs to pass the award onto - so here goes these are some of the blogs i like to visit and where \i get some inspiration - so please check out the blogs to see all the good stuff out there.
  1. I am a very messy crafter
  2. I LOVE chocolate
  3. I buy too much stash! or do I?
  4. I enjoy pottering in the garden and eating my strawberries
  5. I always wanted my own horse
  6. I get bored with housework
  7. I forget to post things on time
    Blogs I nominate are:

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Sunday, 6 March 2011

blog candy from berryliciosublog.

Hi some great candy availabale check out the rebekah XX link on the sidebar for more info

debbi moore stamps - kerry-jo

I bought one of debbi moore cd and stamp collections at the beginning of the year and have just begun to use them. They are great and sassy stamps for a variety of themes but I have still to explore the cdrom. I used this colour scheme for a challenge card and really like it so have tried an easel card for a change. I have used:
  • Debbie moore kerry -jo stamp
  • DCWV card
  • promarkers
  • sakura pen
  • vellum
  • paperchase buttons
  • nestie border
  • nestie deckle edged oblongs                                 

Another Challenge card

Well finally finished this card - for the Sweet Stamping challenge -might use it for one more but not sure.
This time I have used:

  • Debbi Moore designs Kerri Jo stamps
  • archival ink
  • aubergine promarker for the hair
  • sakura glaze pen
  • coredinations card/DCWV card and vellum
  • nestie circles plain and scalloped
  • tim holtz on the edge scallop die
  • paperchase dots

Sunday morning

have found this giveway  - to brighten up a dull day - visit the l jines design co blog for more info by clicking on the picture. I'm off to finish my second challenge for this weekend for Sweet Stamping Challenge

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Less is more pastels challenge

I really look forward to this challenge each Saturday as it always gets me thinking of ways to use my stash. This weeks attempt has used an image stamp and sentiment stamp I have had for ages and not sure where I got them from.
  • Acrylic stamps
  • brilliance ink for image, sentiment and to edge card and mats
  • printed backing paper
  • panduro ribbon - back oinked with brilliance to match image
  • nesties for smaller mats
  • sissix back frame die
  • cuttle bug swiss dots folder used to deboss images
I am not sure if the balance is quite right but have gone with it as I have discovered I really like brilliance inks.

Sunday have added some more ribbon to balance that out a bit - thanks for comment Chrissie it confirmed what I was thinking but worried aout it being more rather than less if you know what I mean!!

Friday, 4 March 2011

Received my digi stamps from Bugaboo this week

Hi - I have now received the 7 digi stamps I won last week - I m really looking forward to playingwith them over the weekend - I will post something including them before I am back to work on Monday so watch this space! If you want to have a look at the Bugaboo site here is the link