Monday, 31 August 2009

Bank Holiday Combo

Good morning, oooh isn't it lovely getting an extra day off work! Hope you are all enjoying your BH Monday.I have managed a little time to play along for fun and I have used this gorgeous stamp designed by the talented Elizabeth Bell - is she not just the most beautiful fairy. I love all her designs and was thrilled to find this one.

So I have managed to fit a few challenges in (well you just have to don't you, lol) .... so here goes .....
Sketch Saturday - Sketch #66
Secret Crafter - Flights of Fancy
Basic Grey - Brown, Yellow & Pink
Copic Buzz - Inspired by Nature

The gorgeous spacer was from a very special friend .... thankyou so much sweetie, I love these larger ones .... totally delish!!
Well, I better go and get a move on .... need to do some dreaded 'H' work and then the rest of the day is mine. Hubby is working all day bless and won't be home til around 8pm. On the plus side I can craft guilt free (aren't I awful, lol)
Have a fab day!
Image: Danni by Elizabeth Bell
Medium: Copics
Papers: BG Two Scoops
Tools: Labels 4 , MS Doily punch , EK success punch,
Embellies: Leaves from Wild Orchid Crafts, flowers, brad and pearls from stash, Spacer was RAK, Ribbon from Ribbonbox

Sunday, 30 August 2009

Anyone for Anya .... a sketch!

Good morning my lovlies and wow, our 2nd week already on Anyone for Anya .... can you believe it!!!! I would just like to welcome 2 new girlies to the DT ... Caz and Debi - great to have you with us, woohoo. Sadly though Andrea has had to leave us for the time being because of other committments but hopefully we will be able to snaffle her back another time :o)

We have a gorgeous sketch for you to follow .... goody!!! I just love sketches and this is a lovely one that I will use over and over! My colours are a result from looking through other challenges and I found Copic Colour Challenge so decided to have a go. I managed to find these fab papers from one of the Designer Extreme CDs which went perfectly!
I really hope you can all join us this week - thanks to you all who took part on our first week, it was fab to see so many of you playing along.

I just thought I would share this piccy with you. I wasout with hubby last night and popped to the loo to do my lippy when OMG .... bumped into my 2 best mates from Uni .....I can't believe it. I have seen Dawn fairly recently and we have been out etc but I haven't seen Sara for years!! So, we are all back in touch again properly and I can see a few girly nights out being planned. Love you both Dawn and Sara xxx

Sneak peek ... La-La Land and Blog Candy

Time sure flies when you are having fun!! That's exactly what's happening here at La-La Land Crafts :-) !! Our next release is coming up and it will be of Halloween stamps, of course!! Here is a little tease for you, the sneak peek of some of our Halloween images!! We are going to release 11 new stamps in two weeks, on September 10th.

To celebrate the new release we are going to give away one of the new Halloween stamps, winner's choice!!Here is how to enter.. Mention our Blog Candy on your blog, then leave a comment on this post on the La-La Land Blog . If you do not have a blog, just spread the word about our Blog Candy (or just simply promise us that you will ;-) ) and then leave a comment.Everyone is welcome to participate, we will ship internationally.. One comment per person please :-)Irina will draw the winning number next Thursday, September 3rd, at around 10 pm PST.

Saturday, 29 August 2009

Penny Black / Sneak Peek / Singalong Saturday

Good morning, woohoo it is the start of our Bank Holiday weekend .... extra day off, just what I need!!!!!! Did you realise this is the last BH before Christmas ...... so what a perfect time to join in our new challenge on PBSC which is ....


I am really loving making christmas cards at the moment and can't believe I have a nice little collection growing already. I love this image and have chosen these gorgeous purple shades taken from my papers (which are last years DCWV pack). Lots of bling and sparkle with my gems, brads and huge snowflake too.

I didn't realise my charm was a bit wonky when I took my piccy - there is always something you spot afterwards, lol. I hope you can all find a litle time to join us this week. Have a great weekend whatever you do.


Another fave of mine from years gone by ..... now who didn't like this!
Pure by The Lightning Seeds

Friday, 28 August 2009

Just Magnolia - Ribbons & Bows

Morning everyone, well I am running late again but this time feeling ever so slightly dodgy .... a little to much celebrating last night with the girls at work ..... urgh!

Will be back later with my full post ..... honest
Here I am ...... feeling much better. The gorgeous girlies at work ordered me a bacon buttie teamed with a can of coke ...... what a perfect fix and delicious too :o)
So, now I am back on track let me tell you about this weeks challenge on Just Magnolia . As you have probably seen on my post header itis Ribbons & Bows this week so come on, we all love ribbons so this is an easy one!

Thought I would try a new colour combo. I was inspired by the gorgeous paper that was in my DT package from Irina at La-La Land Crafts, the yellow flowery paper has little glitter centres that is just so pretty IRL. I have given my glamour dust a rest this week and decided to dust off my diamond stickles - I can't believe how sparkly it is!
A couple of challenges which I had already put down that my card links with ...

Roses on Paper - Use punches and also a sketch challenge
Papertake Weekly - Sketch #22
One stop craft Challenge - Angels / fairies
Pop over to the JM blog for full details of our sponsor this week and also for the very drool worthy DT cards - I swear these just get better and better every week - what a talented bunch of ladies, I feel so privelidged to work alongside them every week. Right, back to work soon - can't wait for it to finish so I can have a lovely bath and slip mu PJ's on. Can't wait to see who is evicted on BB tonight ..... only 1 week left :o(

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Lili of the Valley - Domi's Sketch

Good morning, another quickie from me again ...... really do need more hours in the day ... sound familiar???? I can't believe it is 2 weeks already since the last challenge on LOTV, that means it is time for a new challenge and we have a gorgeous sketch for you all to follow by our new DT member Domi .

I have used one of the sweet new stamps from LOTV and he is called Christmas Teddy - Little Star . I am really loving all the new images and this little guy is so easy to colour, I just fellin love with him straight away.

Papers are from Donna's Designer Extreme III CD and it is full of lovely christmas papers and inserts.
Right, dashing off again .... Going out tonight for a meal with a group of girls from work so that should be nice. I will be catching up with you all over the BH weekend properly.
I meant to say .... can you all keep your fingers crossed - Ryan gets his GCSE results this morning - I am more nervous than he is!
Eeek here they are ...
Rans's results ( I am so proud of him!)
A* Music
A Maths
A Science (Triple)
A History
B Science
B English
B English Lit
C Spanish
C Business Studies
Have a great day

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

La-La Land - Stitching

Good morning, gee what a miserable day - it is so blustery and raining. A good day for crafting though and we have a really lovely challenge for you all to take part in this week on La-La Land Weekly Challenge ........

It can be real or faux, just let us see it somewhere on your creation. Remember you do not have to use a LLLC image but we would love it if you do. You can also combine challenges, so you have no excuse not to play.

I have used Rosie this week, Rosie with bird to be exact and you can buy her from the online store . I have created faux stitching around the edge of my image by pricking holes and then drawing lines between them with a fine marker. I have followed this weeks sketch on Create4fun that my good friend Bev made ... love it sweetie! I really like the bold colours, one day I will make lots of pale pastel coloured cards (do you believe me, lol ..... nah, me neither).

Full details of how to enter are on the weekly blog , you can also have a look at all the fab inspiration provided by the DT an GD.
Just off to get ready to meet a friend for lunch, has been ages since I saw her so will be lovely to catch up. It has been so busy at work recently and I promise to get round to you all this week at some time.
Have a lovely day xxx

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

A little combo ... just for fun!

Good morning, well I am rushing to write this because I should be getting ready for work so it will be short and sweet (hurray I hear you all cheer, lol). Well I thought it would be nice to have a play for fun so that is just what I have done and have entered a few little challenges!

This little guy is so sweet that I just couldn't resist playing - he has been sat ages waiting to be coloured! Here are the challenges that I am entering...

Die Cut Dreams - Hearts & Flowers
Cute Card Thursday - Lazy Days
SFTW - Pink & Grey
Sketch saturday - Sketch 65
Pile it On - Good things come in 3's (flowers, gems)

.... will add them after work, lol ..... you will all just have to wait and see ... bet you can tell a couple straight away!

Still hanging in there with my copics .... yep they are just the best thing ever and I lurves them with all my heart. Got to run, see you all later when I come back and edit my post ..... byeeee, have a beautiful day whatever you are doing!

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Anyone for Anya - Our first weekly challenge!!!

Good morning everyone and here we are at last ..... the very first challenge on ANYONE FOR ANYA .... woohoo!!!! I am so excited to be part of this challenge and I hope you all join is with us - I know lots of you love these fab images by The Greeting Farm.

Our first challenge is nice and easy ...

Sugar & Spice & All Things Nice

Lets us see all your favourite things that you like to include on your cards, remember - just have fun!

So what do I like .... well it is not that hard for me to answer that! I love girly things, anything sparkly, flowers, spacers, charms etc. I think I just about have it all covered right here, lol. Thought I might as well have the lot in all one card ... and why not!

I have used Princess Anya and coloured her with my copics and a little bit of Glamour Dust. You can just see the pretty papers from Pink Petticoat - another fave of mine too. Remember that you can get all your Anya stamps from Tracy at Dies To Die For as well as lots of your other crafting essentials (and treats). I have followed this weeks sketch on Friday Sketches and rotated it - fab sketch!
So please pop over to drool over the rest of the DT's creations and remember to get creating and join in with us all ... I can't wait to see what you all make :o)

I have been lucky enough to get this award from Abi ...

... thanks sweetie.

Saturday, 22 August 2009

Penny Black - Stitching

Good morning and what a gorgeous day it is here. The sun is shining and the birds are singing ... perfect! We have a lovely challenge for you this week on PBSC ...


I have used this pretty patchwork paper from the Designer Extreme III CD by Bearly Mine Designs which has pretty faux stitching already printed on it. Does that make me a cheat, lol???? I really like the lilac and aqua combo although I am not very happy with my colouring but hey, only had my copics a week so I will keep practicing.

I have used some diamond stickles on her halo and wings for a little sparkle and a little dot with my white pen on her cheek. Thankyou to Debbie for this image, I love it.
Well, I am off to do some digging in the garden as we still have so much to do in it. I hope you can all find a little crafting time this weekend and are able to join us with your stitching cards.

I was sat thinking about who to put on as this weeks singalong song when I realised we haven't had any Bananarama yet!!!! OMG how has this happehend, lol. So, which one to play - I couldn't decided so here is a megamix so you can have a bit of everything ....... hope you enjoy it!

Friday, 21 August 2009

Just Magnolia - Rach's sketch

Hi everyone, Friday again and time for another challenge on Just Magnolia . We have a fabulous sketch by the lovely Rach for you all to follow this week. I love sketches and I know lots of you do too so come along and join in the fun.

I have used my copics again and am loving them more and more every time I use them. I just think the blender pen is great and used it to create the white areas on the balloon, how cool, lol. I normally pick my papers first but because I do not have all the copic colours I am colouring my image first and then choosing my papers. These funky papers by K & Co were a perfect match I thought for Edwin and his party balloon.

I also coloured the little stars to match the colour scheme, how on earth did I manage without my copics????? I hope you all have a fab Friday and remember to check out the DTs cards - you know they are all just amazing!!!!! See you tomorrow with another card.

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Brand new challenge ...La-La Land Crafts - Flower Power

Good morning and it is an exciting day today because it is the very first weekly challenge for La-La Land Crafts . You really need to see the gorgeous new range of stamps that are now available to pre-order from their web shop , aren't they just so cute!!!

The first theme is a nice easy one ...... FLOWER POWER. Show us your flowers on your cards - they can be on your image, papers, punched or bought but we want to see them somewhere. We are happy for you to combine challenges too so that is great news for everyone too. The top 3 cards from this weeks challenge will win a button for their blog. The winner will receive a 25% discount for the online store . Plus .... everyone who enters this weeks challenge will be put in a draw to win a free Window Lala stamp !

I have used the gorgeous Birthday Lala stamp which was sent to me in my GD parcel (thanks Irina) and couldn't wait to ink her up. The stamps and packaging are a gorgeous quality and they stamp perfectly. As you can see I had no problems adding flowers to my card - you know how much I love them so this was a perfect challenge for me! I have used these delicious papers from Making Memories - they really are so pretty in real life that I hate cutting into them.

I am still getting used to my copics but how great is it that you can colour your pearls too .... so much fun! I followed the sketch from this weeks Sketch saturday and rotated it to make my image fit better. I am also entering it in this weeks Pollycraft challenge which is favourite things (need I remind you all how much I love flowers, lol). You can upload your cards to SCS using the keyword LLWWC1 , that way we can see everyones gorgeous creations in one place. Remeber to pop over to the blog to see all the gorgeous creations from the DT and GD's

Monday, 17 August 2009

Miss Anya does A Spoonfull of Sugar

Morning, just a quickie from me today. I just had to join in this weeks challenge on ASFOS . It is a fabulous sketch by the very talented Camilla and I love it!!! All those layers ... scrummy!!!

I have had another play with my copics and I must admit I am falling in love with them. They give a very different sort of colourthan my pencils but I find it so very appealing. Now for a confession .... this is the first time I have inked this baby up!!!!! I can't believe it - she is just so pretty. You can buy her from the fab Dies to Die For along with all your other Anya stamps.
And ....... don't forget that the brand new challenge Anyone For Anya starts this Sunday .... I can hardly wait!
Have a wonderful day, must get ready for work or I will be late ... byeeeee


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