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Saturday, 31 March 2012

One Stop Craft Challenge Easter

Happy Saturday everyone sorry I am been missing in action on my blog this week but I have had a mare of a week to be honest it can only go up from here on in lol I feel like I need a deserted beach holiday. Any way hopefully things  will look up from here on in.
So onto this weeks Challenge over at One Stop Craft Challenge and the theme this week is 
Easter


I used one of the new images from Liliboo over at Cuddly Buddly and coloured her with copics and prisma pencils I then paper pieced the tree and bench. The bench and little girl are two seperate images I cut the little girl out once she was coloured and added her to the bench with silicon glue although it is a bit hard to see the layer effect in this pic. The Digi paper is from Cuddly buddly.

The flowers and gems are frm my stash as is the ribbon the sentiment is also from Cuddly Buddly.
This image is fab for easter or summer.

So there you go pop along to OSCC to join in the challenge and to see my other teamies creations and give them some love.



Friday, 30 March 2012

CSAYL Challenge Card Use a Sketch

CSAYL  Challenge here again and today the theme is 

Use a Sketch so any sketch you like just include the sketch in your post to show us which one you used or you can use the sketch we have provided its up to you as long as you use a sketch
The Prize is a 
Christmas Stamp and some 6x6 papers 

The sketch I have used it the one provided by CSAYL
and here it is 
My Card

 I really like this card and loved using the sketch sometimes its just great to have the layout done for you and to just add your own colour scheme I think this card is one of my fav christmas cards

I used a fab lili of the valley image and coloured with copis and polychromos pencils for the highlights the DP is from a HOTP paper pad I won From Bramwells its just seemed to fit the colours of the image so well.
The flower is from my stash and I used a leaf punch which I inked with distress inks. I added some glammour dust to my flower as well. The Ivory ribbon is from the range. The sentiment is from the same paper pack which was handy lol

So there you go chicks pop along to the blog and see my fellow teamies fab cards and give them some love


Friday, 23 March 2012

CSAYL Challenge Card Anything goes

Hi here we are again for our friday Challenge over at 
CSAYL 
and our theme for this challenge is 
Anything Goes 
couldn't be easier than that

The prize for this challenge will be the chance to be our first 
Guest Designer 
wowsers 

So here is my anything goes card


I had great fun making this card
The image is lili of the valley
Coloured with copics
the dies are Memorie box dies they are new to my stash and love them
the lace is from my stash
The Tag die is from Whimsy Stamps
Snowflake punch
Sentiment is Cuddly Buddly
The digi DP is from Nitwits Holiday Charms
The ribbon is from my stash

So there you go hope you like the card pop along to the challenge  blog and see my other teamies fab creations and leave them some love with comment







Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Whimsy Stamps Challenge EZ Templates

Hi all you gorg crafty girls today we have a fab Challenge at Whimsy Stamps and for this challenge we the team used the Fab EZ Temples by Tammy Louise and they are fab.

You may be all asking what are shape EZ templates,well Shape EZ templates will enable you to create unique projects for every day use or use the templates to create special one of a kind projects. 

These templates and cut files make your projects quick and "EZ" depending on your choice of embellishments. 

These templates come with options, empowering you to choose to include extras such as windows, pockets, or even inserts of designer paper that will perfectly fit inside the base form.  

Shape EZ is a product you can use over and over again from TLC with Whimsy - an affordable way to create in your way.  

To find out a little bit more about Tammy Louise the Artist please click Here 

Here is the Project I made using the the Take away box Template available here

 I also used the Magnolia Flowers template for the flowers on the top of the box these are available here

To make it easier I printed the templates out onto plain paper then put it back in the printer and printed over using digi DP for the paper I wanted this made it easier as I didnt have to draw round it I could just cut it out fab and so easy. The digi paper is from Nitwits 
The ribbon is from my stash and I used a martha Stewart boarder punch to decorate the edge and for the handle which I inked with blue distress inks.

 This Take out box would be fab for Wedding favours, Wedding cake, cupcakes or for putting little eggs in it for Easter so many different occasions and so easy to put together you can even use your cutting machines as it comes with cutting files to, but if you don't then hey no worries just use good old scissors lol.

 

Dont' forget also...As well as a random winner being chosen each challenge one lucky player who has used a Whimsy Stamps image (rubber or digital) will have the opportunity to be a guest designer for a future challenge.If you have used a whimsy Image and would like to be a future guest please add GDT to your name when entering, The guest designer will be able to choose a digi stamp of their choice from the store to create their guest card too!


Remember anyone can enter our challenge and we don't mind you combining with other challenges either! Please Remember No more than 3 entries per challenge and all we ask is that you add a link in your blog post to tell your friends you entered the Whimsy Inspirations Challenge

Monday, 19 March 2012

New Liliboo release Easter/Summer digis at Cuddly Buddly

Hi my lovelies I hope you all had a fab mothers day and where spoilt rotten as you should be,
To day I have two more cards from the new liliboo easter summer collection, to show you

This little project is all about Chocolate its a nice little box to add some fabby chocs to


The image has been coloured with copics and prisma pencils and is called The Biggest Egg available here. The ribbon is from Bee Happy the sentiment is from Cuddly Buddly available here The Digi Design paper is available here and is called Portfoli of papers Brown. I added a gem brad so that the drawer could be opened.

oops looks like I ate the chocolate lol

My Next Card
This card is all about the pink lol, the image is called Wait for it Does my Bum Look Big in this lol, and the answer is Yes Love is Does the image is available here I coloured her with copics and prisma pencils then added some glammour dust to the egg for that bit of sparkle.
The DP is from Cuddly Buddly called Pretty pink Mix available here.
The sentment is from Cuddly Buddly. The corners are from Whimsy Stamps and I also used one of the corner shapes to make the butterfly. The lace is from my stash, and the ribbon is from Bee Habby. The flower is also from one of the corner dies made into a flower and a brad added some pearls and flowers from my stash to finish

So there you go for now I will have some new samples on Thursday from the fab Karen Middleton so watch this space 


Saturday, 17 March 2012

One stop Craft Challenge Handmade Flowers

Hi folks today the Challenge theme over at One Stop Craft Challenge is one of my fav themes

Handmade Flowers 

and our Sponsors for this challenge are the wonderful 
with a prize of 2 digis for one winner 

and 
Craft Obsessions with a £10.00  Voucher 

The Challenge team where also very lucky to be given some fab images from Krista Smith Saturated Canary to play with I used 

Circus Trixie 
here is my card



She is a fab image love her
I have coloured her with Copics and Prisma pencils the DP is from magnolia I used some lace trim from my stash and the purple ribbon is from the Ribbon girl.  The flowers I hand made from a punch which I then dropped and it fell to pieces this is the second punch I have broken this week what next.
I inked the flowers and leaves with purple distress inks and added some lilac pearls to the center of the flowers the vine die is from Whimsy Stamps and the sentiment from Cuddly Buddly .

So there you go pop over to One Stop Craft Challenge to join in and see my fellow teamies creations and give them some love thanks again

Huggles


Friday, 16 March 2012

CSAYL Challenge Recipe

Hi Folks today we have a new challenge over at CSAYL and the theme for this challenge is
A Recipe 
1 image 
2 papers 
3 flowers

Our Sponser for this challenge is Limited Runs

 The prize is 3 images for one winner 
how cool  
 The image I used from them is called Catching a Snowflake available here 


I coloured this cutie with prisma pencils and added glitter to her cuffs and the snow  shame it doesnt show up on the pic very well.
The background papers look like more then two papers but it is actually patchwork paper from nitwits  so looks like more lol but it is only 2 kinds honest. The flowers are from my stash and so is the ribbon I added a few pink pearls to finish off and the Sentiment is from  Lili of the Valley.

So there you go for today pop along to CSAYL to see my other teamies Creations and give them some love 
and to join in on the challenge

Hugs 

Wendy

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Whimsy Stamps Challenge Emboss it wet or dry

So today we have another fab Challenge over at whimsy Stamps and our theme for this week is
 Emboss it wet or Dry
Here is my Card

I hope this card is inspiring to you as for some reason this card took me ages to put together my mojo had up and went lol. The image is by Natalie Michalski of Moon Cookie at Whimsy stamps and is available here even my colouring hasn't gone how I wanted it to, I coloured the image with Prisma pencils. To make matters worse I broke one of fav Marths Stewart boarder punches do this card had to redo with not so thick card.  Anyway I made the card blank from scatch following a tutorial from a fab Blog called StampARTic  Thank you for sharing this tut hun.
I didn't use any pattern paper but dry embossed the background with an embossing folder I inked all the edges of the card with pink distress ink.
The Tag is from Whimsy Stamps I used a rub on alphabet as I didn't have a mothers day sentiment lol so had to improvise the vine die is also from Whimsy and is one of my fav vine dies as it is so delicate. The flowers are from Mulberry Crafts and the ribbon is from the ribbon girl, I cut the image our the circle spellbinders and scollop spellbinders then ink them as well.

This is the card open
 the image is fab

Don't forget! You don't have to use a whimsy image. It would be great if you did though, and it doesn't have to be a card. They welcome all paper projects.


Our Prize this week is




Dont' forget also...As well as a random winner being chosen each challenge one lucky player who has used a Whimsy Stamps image (rubber or digital) will have the opportunity to be a guest designer for a future challenge.If you have used a whimsy Image and would like to be a future guest please add GDT to your name when entering, The guest designer will be able to choose a digi stamp of their choice from the store to create their guest card too!


Remember anyone can enter our challenge and we don't mind you combining with other challenges either! Please Remember No more than 3 entries per challenge and all They  ask is that you add a link in your blog post to tell your friends you entered the Whimsy Inspirations Challenge

So there you go pop along to the challenge to see my other teamies fab creations they are a talented bunch give them some love by leaving a comment.

Sunday, 11 March 2012

New Liliboo release Easter/Summer digis at Cuddly Buddly day 3

Happy Sunday girls I hope you are having a fab Sunday and looking forward to a lovely Sunday Dinner
I love Roasties don't you
Today I am bringing you some more samples for the fab Easter/Summer release at Cuddly Buddly for Liliboo

Don't you just love little effalumps lol 

There are two Digis in this card the first is called Easter eggs available here and the second is Elephant available here and although this little chap is not from the new release the Easter eggs scene is I just wanted to show you how versatile the images where and how you can mix and match them across the liliboo range
The digi paper is called Pretty mix grey here. I coloured the images with Prisma pencils, the flowers are from my stash and the lace is from Bee Habby. The ribbon is from the Ribbon Girl and I added a few whie pearls to the top and bottom of card to finish off I layer the image and place it at a  angle. The Sentiment is from Cuddly buddly available here Twelve round Greetings sheet.



Two digis where used again on this card the first is the background scene available here called welcome back flowers, the cute little bumble bee is available here and is called Buzzy Buzzy Bee. I have cut out all the images I used with scenes and layered them with silicon glue, The flowers are from my stash as is the ribbon and buttons. The Digi paper is from Cuddly buddly and available here called Portfolio of papers Brown.
the images have been coloured with limited addiction Spring 2012 Promarkers and Prisma pencils and the sky has been added by using chalks in blue. The sentiment is from Cuddly buddly and Bits of Ivory Sweet Summer Sentiments available here.

So there you go for today I hope you are like these and remember you dont have to use the scenes the way I have you can mix and match them or just use them on there own.


Saturday, 10 March 2012

New Liliboo release Easter/Summer digis at Cuddly Buddly Day 2

Hi folks happy Saturday Hope you are having a good weekend I am planning today to box up some of my unused craft that I have had for yrs so I can clear some space in my craft room I bought some white cubes last summer to go in my craft room but as yet it is still under my bed not put up so I am going to try to sort some room our wish me luck.

Today I also have 2 more fab cards using images from the new liliboo Easter/Summer digis 

The First Card
again this is using two digi images the Easter Basket available here and the I am all ears image available here The digi paper is from Cuddly Buddly called Pretty Mix papers available here. I have coloured this images with Copics sketch pens and prisma pencils. I added a Martha Stewart lattice boarder punch to the top of the card then a banner or co-coordinating digi paper The flowers are from Mulberry crafts, the leaf and butterfly's are also MS punches. The ribbonis from my stash and I added some pink pearls with the Waco pearl maker pen from cuddly buddly and added some glitter before they dried for a little bit of bling.
The sentiment is from bits of Ivory at cuddly buddly.

Second Card

This little lady is called Bunny and Me available here. The digi paper is from cuddly buddly by Bits of Ivory called soft Spring available here. I coloured the image with copics and prisma pencils. The lace is from Bee Habby and the flowers are from Mulberry Crafts and the ribbon is from the ribbon girls.
To finish the sentiment is also from Bits of Ivory at Cuddly Buddly.

So there you go for today pop back tomorrow for some more fabby images I had the pleasure of using 
and pop along to Cuddly Bubbly these images are a bargain at 99p 

Friday, 9 March 2012

CSAYL Challenge Card Make a gift or Anything not a card

 This is my first Challenge project for CSAYL and today I have made to Christmas Decorations  using the fab christmas Templates from the Cutting Cafe who is the sponser for this challenge
The Template is available here in a set Called Christmas Basic shapes with loads of other templates and cutting files


Here is my little project 



I made Christmas Decorations using the star and snowflake templates
I used some white wash Core-dinations then used the template to cute out using digital paper from Bearlymine
I added some blue lace inbetween and lots of glitter and for the bling its just a shame you cant see it very well 
for the snowflake one I cut out a circle in brown white wash and added the snowflake to it and blinged this up to with glimmer dust.

I also added snowtex to them for that frosty look to 

I also added some flowers and two pearl pins the decoration is the same on both sides of the decoration
I added some ribbon which is from Bee Habby for hanging the snowflake dec.


I will add they look so much better in the flesh the photo's don't do them Justice as you cant see the glitter on them and the flowers
so there you go pop along to the challenge and take a look at all my other new teamies projects and to join in the new challenges

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Published in Making Cards mag yipee for Cuddly Buddly

Hi all today I have some very special news if any of you get the Making Cards Mag look on the front cover and then page 21,22,23 and you might see MEEEEEEE and the 3 cards I made for Cuddly Buddly published how absolutely fab is that and how proud am I couldn't wait to get my copy delivered I would also like to show, here the 3 cards I made 

1st card

2nd Card

3rd Card
For the instruction on how I made these cards there are full instructions in the mag

The images are all by Liliboo at Cuddly Buddly the artist is the fabby Sam Salt so pop along to have a look at the shop and liliboo here

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

New Liliboo release Easter/Summer digis at Cuddly Buddly

Hi all today I have 2 fab new cards from the new liliboo digital images over at Cuddly buddly they are fab and great for using along or making a scene

The two digis images I used for this card are here the first is the Bird House available here and the second is called my new Easter Bonnet available here they go fab together you can also mix and match the backgrounds and images. The Digi paper and sentiment is also from Cuddly buddly the digi paper is called Soft spring by Bits of Ivory available here, the sentiment is a full sheet of sentiments called Garden Vignettes Ticket Sentiments available here

My second card

 This image is called Bike riding and is available here another great new image from liliboo at cuddly buddly the digi paper is available here and the sentiment sheet is available here.
I used the Tim Holtz swirl die the smaller swirl and the magnolia flower doo hickey the flowers are from mulberry crafts and the ribbon is from my stash.
I used a Martha Stewart border punch on the angles.

Pop over to Cuddly Buddly to see more of the new Easter/Summer set they are fab also they add new crafty items all the time Kim has also added some great new Digi paper sets from Bits of ivory by Barbara Ann Williams called Wee ones they are gorg
pop back here tomorrow to see some more samples from the liliboo release

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Whimsy Stamps inspiration Wednesday Card

Hi folks I have another project to show you today this time it is for inspiration Wednesday at whimsy Stamps
I really enjoyed making this box easel card and even though easel cards are one of my fav shaped cards I havent done one is a while and never one on a box so really enjoyed making it 

The papers I used are from whimsy Stamps and are by Michelle R Designs papers called Blue Cottage Collection available here it is gorg I printed it out on Rymens 200gsm brilliant white coated card this is the card I normally use to colour or print digi paper on it is fab. I coloured this image with copics and prisma pencils.
The image is from whimsy and is called Autumn Blessings available here very cute she is to. I used core-dinations whitewash to matt on and  distressed all the edges and the edges of the digi paper then added  distress ink, I put snow tex to the corners of the card for a more shabby  look. The vine die and label die are both from Whimsy stamps. The flowers are from mulberry stamps and the ribbon is from my stash which I teamed with some cream tulle.  The lacy panel on the front of the easel Card I made with a corner punch by Martha Stewart. To finish I added a lacy butterfly from my stash and a brad to open the drawer.

I printed the paper out 6x6 and it fitted the box perfection with out trimming.

so there you go hope you like it don't forget to pop over to whimsy challenge blog for the new challenge and to join in for a fab prize.

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Just Because I wanted to

Hi all today I have for you a just because card 
I got my new magnolia mag and 4 new stamps from the new set, I Had to sit on my hands I might add so I didnt buy more lol.
I havent made a card for a while, just because I wanted to so today I set about making a little project, I had great fun today making this and colouring the fab image 

I hope you like it to 

Isnt she just adorable I love this stamp one of my new fav, I think but will have see when I have inked up the others lol.  I made this card from a 12x12 white card stock and matted with all magnolia papers that I then edged with distress inks. I used a Martha Stewart all around the page punches. The flowers are from Mulberry Crafts, the ribbon and butterfly are from my stash and the little pink charm gem is from Hobby craft.

The image I coloured with copics and prisma pencils and then glittered the dress and headdress it is such a shame that the pic doesnt show of the bling.  this is the wrap I made and attatched to the card so you can tie it closed. I used spellbinders labels 4 to cut out the image.


Card unwrapped



This is the inside of the card I used the punch around the page to put a panel in for sentiment or to write on 
I am sorry the pics on this card dont do it justice I had fab fun making it and might even do another one lol using a different boarder punch
I just need to make a box for this one

I hope you like my little just because project, pop back on Wednesday for my Whimsy Wednesday inspiration card 

hugs

Wendy
 


Saturday, 3 March 2012

CSAYL Challenge starts 9th of March

Hi folks just a quick post tonight 
with a bit of good news I have asked to join the fab Christmas Stamping all year Long Design Team 
how fab is that 
I dont have to put my christmas craft away lol 
 The first challenge is on the
9th of March
 so be sure to drop by and join in we have a fab new DT and the challenges run all the way through till November I should be well up on my christmas cards lol
so pop back on the 9th and see my first creation for this DT and a little hint its not a Card 


Thursday, 1 March 2012

Whimsy Mardh 1st Blog Hop

As Promised

Whimsy Stamps March Digital Release Blog Hop!


Hi Everyone, 
Welcome to Whimsy Stamps's  March digi release blog hop!!!! 
We have lots of new images to share with you today created by, Natalie-Mooncookie ,Kathy Kittmer, Lia Stampz, Crissy Armstrong and LivvyBo Designs.
 All Whimsy Stamps digital images are 300dpi for high print quality.You can re-size, flip, or rotate to fit your own project
Your first stop on our hop is at the Whimsy Inspirations blog , where you will find the blog order in case you should get lost along the hop

You will want to leave a comment on each blog as you proceed through the hop as we have 2 prizes hidden among the DT members. 
They each will be choosing a winner from the comments left on their posts!!


One grand Prize winner of the hop will receive 5 new digital stamps of their choice from Whimsy Stamps.

The hop will run until 12 noon EST Thursday March 8th, when the winner will be announced over on the Whimsy Inspirations blog
 
 I used this fab image From Crissy Armstrong and available here
I coloured this image with copics and prisma pencils the paper is digi paper from Cuddly Buddly, The flowers and ribbon are from my stash and the die is a whimsy die and so is the sentiment and ticket die. If you came here from Suzanne Mckenzie's blog then you are on the right track and the next stop is Carly Wilson




So there you go if you get lost go back to 
 
to start again