Thursday, 19 May 2011

CRAFT Challenge Blogaversary

I'm so excited that as part of my Guest Design spot at CRAFT Challenge, I get to be part of their 2nd Blogaversary with big giveaways:
This week at CRAFT Challenge  we are celebrating our 2nd Blogaversary in style. Our challenge this week is Happy Birthday! (to Us) to fit in with this celebration. Please link your project to InLinkz as per usual.
Here's the card that I've made to join in with the celebrations.  Don't you just love this little birdie from Robyns fetish digital stamps and more

Supplies used:
Digi stamp - a little birdie told me, Robyns fetish digital stamps and more
Cardstock - Core'dinations and Neenah Solar Crest Card
Patterned paper - Kaisercraft Hippy Girl 6 x 6 pad
Ribbon - Papertrey Ink
Stamp - Papertrey Ink, daily design sentiments
Button & twine - Papertrey Ink
Copics used:
Tree - E71, E77
Bird - BG01, BG05, BG10
Flowers - YR04, YR20
Grass - YG03, YG11

To celebrate we will also will be doing a Blogaversary Blog Hop with many sponsors and prizes on the way. To be in with having a chance of winning these prizes, you will need to leave a comment on our (G)DT's blogs, a winner will be chosen randomly at each stop.
We will also leave a word at each stop, with which we would like you to form a sentence. So, don't forget to collect a word on each stop as well! After you have collected all these words, form a sentence with them and enter your sentence in a comment on our CRAFT Challenge blog. We will obviously not allow comments to be posted during this week to stop any cheating, lol!
You should have started at CRAFT Challenge and come from Carol's Blog. If you did not, please go back to the stops before you have so far not passed.
My word is: Bash

My sponsor for the blog hop is Jo aka Trimgym, and the prize you can win on my stop is a choice of 1 paper pack or 3 digi's from her blog.
Just as a reminder, here is your route to follow. You should start and end at the CRAFT challenge blog.
So, join in with us this week to be in with a chance of many prizes and we hope you enjoy the journey!
Your next stop is Gemma
Don't forget to leave a comment if you want to have a chance of winning the prize on my stop!!

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Home Sweet Home

I had a fabulous weekend away with some crafting friends but it's oh so nice to be back home.  I really must get back into taking photos, I took none this weekend but I did make some cards.  Some I can't share yet as they're for Papercraft Essentials but some I can.

This one was made for the challenges at:
One Stop Craft Challenge - #141 ice cream
A Spoonful of Sugar - anything goes
I'm loving Core'dinations cardstock, especially with my new Sizzix embossing folders.

Supplies used:
Cardstock - Core'dinations
Embossing folder - Sizzix
Stamps - Papertrey Ink
Ink - Papertrey ink, dark chocolate and sweet blush

This next one is clean and simple all the way and was inspired by the challenge at:
Crazy 4 challenges - C4C87 chocolate, mines chocolate coloured

Supplies used:
Cardstock - Papertrey Ink, kraft, vintage cream
Stamps - turning a new leaf
Ink - dark chocolate

So it's back to work and another busy but happy week.

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Another week!!

I can't believe another week has gone by since my last update!  Ah well it's better than a month I suppose.  That's what happens when you work all weekend, but it was very well worth it.  Thanks to Leann & Sara for their help & support, it made it a great weekend.
So back to being a guest designer over at C.R.A.F.T Challenge Blog , I nearly got my card in on time this week, well I would have done if I'd have attached it!!  
So the challenge this week is  'Alien/Space'.   

This week the sponsor is Truly Madly Crafty. The prize they offer is a £5 gift voucher code for their shop.

So here's my card, as you can see I'm loving embossing in my Sizzix Big Shot, especially as I have a whole new stack of folders to play with.  Plus because I use Core'dinations cardstock, it looks even more effective when you sand the design.  2 things I couldn't live without right now, my Sand it Gadget and my Dust Buddy.

Supplies used:
Digi stamp - Billy and rocket (Digital Delights)
Papers - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock - Core'dinations
Embossing folder - circles & dot set Sizzix
Copic Ciaos:
Face - E000, E21, RV10
Black - 100
Rocket (red) - R35, R37
Spaceman - C1, C3, C5 and C7
Silver - Pentouch silver pen

This weekend I'm off to Essex, via Manchester to go crafting for the whole weekend.  I'm hoping my crafting mojo is put into overdrive as it's been a little sluggish lately.  I've only got one lot of magazine work to do and then it's total play time for me.

Have a great weekend

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Back in my CRAFT room

It's taken me a few more weeks than expected to get back into my craft room apart from a magazine commission I had to finish.  Crafting had to go on hold until the painting was finished and the new bed was assembled.  But I have good news apart from some glossing I'm truly settled in the North East.
To help me get back into my crafting groove I've been lucky enough to be asked to be a Guest Designer over at C.R.A.F.T Challenge Blog however I've not had a great start with getting this weeks card very late over to Jo.  It's all those Bank Holidays that have frazzled my head, but anyway I thought I'd still share details of the challenge here,

05.05.2011 - Challenge 101 - Sketch - Digi's With Attitude

Here's the sketch:

The sponsors are offering  a $10 CAD ( Canadian Funds) gift voucher for Digi's With Attitude! shop as a prize.

Here's my card:

Supplies used:
Digi images - digi's with attitude
Papers - Cosmo Cricket Material Girl mini deck
Cardstock - Core'dinations - Core Impressions Basic Grey Ornate collection and Roy.G.Biv pad
Die - nestabilities
Copics used:
Face - E000, E21, R20
Hair - E31, E33, E35
Logs - E71, E77
Eyes - YG11, YG23
Top & shoes - B000, B02, C3, C5,C7, YG11
Fire - Y15, Y17, Y38, YR04, R37

Just so you don't think I've had no fun over the last couple of weeks, I thought I'd share this photo with you.  Me on the trampoline with Debbie's two youngest boys, the gorgeous Ethan & Jacob.  Thanks so much for letting play and teaching me how to do a back drop.

They'll be at least one post a week for the next month, whilst I'm on Guest Design Team duties and hopefully more now I'm settling into my new craft room.  Although I  still need to unpack properly in there!

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