Friday, 31 July 2009

Simon Says Stamp - Magnolia Blog Candy

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sssweekly-draw Yep, it's Saturday Surprise time again. This week Simon Says Stamp is going to supply a Magnolia Dragonfly Tilda Stamp from the Chasing Butterflies collection that I have used on the card below.dragonflytilda
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All you need to do to enter the draw is leave a comment here and if you fancy, mention it on your blog - that's it! Easy hey!! The draw is open to all, so if you don't have a blog please make sure you enter your name in the comment box so we can find you. The draw will take place on Sunday evening at 10pm UK time. Heidi from Simon Says Stamp will mail the lucky winner their prize.

Don't forget, this is going to be a weekly draw sponsored by Simon Says Stamp - so remember to visit my blog each Saturday to see which stamp is up for grabs.

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Just Magnolia week 16 - Distressing

We have another nice easy challenge on Just Magnolia this week, Distressing. I found another image that I have had for ages and never got round to inking up and think it's perfect for a distressed look. Plus it was so easy to colour, must remember this one for quick cards.

I am STILL using these MME papers, goodness they sure are lasting a while lol. I have used Mina's idea of layering the punched papers - it's so pretty and I will def be using this style again so thanks for sharing sweetie.
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I splashed out and used one of the hat pins that I got from Tab's shop - love them babe and am so glad I got loads!!! Here's a close of of the pin - isn't it just gorgeous!!
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Recipe:
Stamps: Magnolia Box of flowers, Whiff of Joy Sentiment
Papers: MME Wild Asparagus
Tools: Cuttlebug vintage corner die, EK Success Fleur de Lys punch, Nestabilities labels 4, McGill Pine punch
Embellies: Pearls, Hat Pin, Roses

I received this award from Monika, thanks so much hun x

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Thursday, 30 July 2009

A Spoonful of Sugar

One more day till Friday thank goodness (who else wishes the weeks away??) I came home to bloodbath yesterday, my hubby rang me at lunch time (he was on back shift thank goodness) to say our Ebony was bleeding from her back end. I think I told my boss I was going home but I can't remember if I did or left it to his imagination as to where I was going, I was in such a state. I am terrified of pyometra in my girls and was imagining allsorts on the way home. Anyway it turned out to be an abscess that had burst, poor little babe was in agony (and bit the nice Mr Vet as a thank you for his trouble at trying to help – oops). She’s had a strong painkiller and antibiotic shot and is out for the count now so hopefully some of the pain has eased. Here’s my Ebs – ain’t she a little doll xx So sorry that I did not get round to visiting any blogs last night as I had planned to, hopefully will be able to do so tonight.47b4d834b3127cceb004a4e86ef40000001610

Okay, that’s enough excitement for the week thanks, on to my card now. I have been wanting to use this little sweetie for ages, she was the start of my love affair with Elisabeth Bell images and is still one of my favourite stamps (even though she's been neglected for months and months poor little thing).sn-mme-grey1

I have used this weeks Spoonful of Sugar sketch - another that will be filed in my favourite sketches to be used again and again. I have had to leave the 3rd flower off though as there was not enough room on the card, especially with the busy paper (still not put these away and my stocks are dwindling very fast - I need a restock I think). I was going to stitch around the card but decided to do some paper pricking instead (divvie here didn't work out I could have done this so much quicker by removing the thread from the sewing machine and running the card through - rolls eyes again!!)

The inside is very plain again but thought I would photograph it anyway.
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Recipe:
Stamps: Sugar Nellie Picking Apples, Fiskars Cameo Ovations sentiment (love these)
Papers: MME Wild Asparagus 6 x 6 pack
Tools: Nestabilities circles and ovals, Retro flower punches medium & large, SU 5 petal flower punch, EK Success Slim scalloped border punch
Embellishments: Brads, spacers and pearls

And thanks so much to Scrappinlil for this brill award - not seen this one before xx
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Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Whiff of Joy challenge - Flowers

We have a nice and easy challenge on WOJ this week, flowers. So you can guess who was so in her element lol. I used the dolly mixture (my name for it) print from the Basic Grey Wisteria pad so didn't go for any layers on this card. I am going to enter this card in a couple of other challenges as well, Stamp with Fun's challenge is pearls and MTTC is floral frenzy.

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I received my new DT kit from Crafty Feeling and love the delish lilacs, purples and greens in this kit due out the 10th August (I think). So as soon as I saw the flowers they went straight on the card lol.

I have decorated the inside, but it’s rather plain so have not bothered to photograph it.

Recipe:
Stamps: Whiff of Joy Sitting summer Willow, and sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Simply the Best set
Paper: Basic Grey Wisteria 6 x 6 pad
Tools: Spellbinders Pendants Borderabilities Renaissance Hearts, Circle Nestabilities, SU word window punch, Mc Gill Botanical Pine punch
Embellies: Flowers and Dew Drops from Crafty Feeling, spacers and brads from The Hobby House


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Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Whiff of Joy DT card - my little ark

This was originally going to be my blog hop card last Saturday, but it was only after it was all finished and photographed I realised I had forgotten to use the little lion that was my blog candy. I am soooo dense! So I had to quickly whip up the side step card instead.

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Anyway, here's the card that never was lol. I sketched out a template, cut it out of dark brown card then decided it was naff. So I chopped up some lighter brown card into strips, distressed the edges with Walnut Stain ink and then just stuck it on with random joins to try and resemble wood. The portholes are just circles punched from gold and black mirri card.  The roof tiles are just punched circles (3/4” Stampin Up punch) that I overlapped and lifted a bit. 

Here’s a pic of the card open, I think you can see the texture of the roof tiles better in this shot.
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I really enjoyed making this one, so different from my usual overload of ribbons, pearls and flowers lol.

Recipe:
Stamps: All Whiff of Joy new Party Animals release, coloured with distress inks and H2O's
Tools: Nowt much bar the circular punches lol.

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Monday, 27 July 2009

Colour Create & Creative Inspirations challenges

woj-sam-1 I had a request for a wedding card today so decided to use this weeks Creative Inspirations and Colour Create challenges. This image was requested so I went with using Flowersoft and pearls again. Love how well these work with the image.

I wanted to use the Renaissance Hearts borderabilities but am such a durr! I picked up the wrong die and didn't have any more card in this shade blue so was stuck with the In Spades shape instead (although it works well with placing it vertically so landed up being the correct one in the end - that's my story and I'm sticking to it lol).
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The inside, used more of the gorgeous DCWV Old World paper on the inside and also the beautiful dove image.
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And one more (Lord Lichfield eat your heart out rofl)woj-sam-4
Recipe:
Stamps: Whiff of Joy Wedding Carriage, Dove and Wedding Wishes sentiments
Paper: DCWV Old World
Tools: Spellbinders Pendants Borderabilities - In Spades, Nestibilities Labels One, SU Word Window punch, McGill Botanical Pine punch, Martha Stewart Flourish Punch
Embellishments: Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts, pearls


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Sunday, 26 July 2009

Simon Says Stamp - Magnolia Blog Candy Winner

This weeks winner of the Magnolia Pink Tilda with Rose stamp kindly sponsored by Simon Says Stamp is >>>>>

Here are your random numbers:

11

Timestamp: 2009-07-26 21:50:02 UTC

TRACEY

Congrats sweetie, can you please email me (link in sidebar) so I can forward your details on to Heidi

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Inky Impressions treble combo

I have just discovered these adorable images - oh wow, how cute!! I just love Lili, those eyes!!! So I've managed to combine three challenges with this card: I followed the sketch on Simon Says Stamp challenge, used pink green and yellow for Papertake Weekly challenge, and think this card fits in with the Summer theme on Stampavie & More.

I broke down and got some Copics last week - oh boy the panic is unreal!! I coloured this image with the usual distress inks and H2O's (cos I'm such a scaredy cat) then used the copics over and wow, what a difference they make - talk about adding depth and dimension. Now I've just got to get brave enough (and more colours lol) to attempted to colour a whole image with copics only. Think that's still a long way away.
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I received some of the new Spellbinders Pendants borderabilities in my DT kit from Create4Fun last week, so had to use one of them on my card - love them!!  I used the other border in the side for the inside but can't get a decent photo of it sadly (done my head in big time!)

Recipe:
Stamps: Inky Impressions Lili's birthday cake from Create4Fun and sentiment from CleverCut (I think)
Papers: DCWV Nana's Nursery
Tools:  McGill Botanical Pine punch, Spellbinders Borderabilities Renaissance Hearts, Circle Nestabilities, medium retro flower punch
Embellies: Fine organza ribbon from Create4Fun (can't see it on the web), flat backed crystals, Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts



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Blog Hop candy winner

Wow, what a fab party we had last night, looks like you're all loving the new release!!

I won't keep you in suspense any longer, I've drawn the winner thru Random.org and she is ......

Here are your random numbers:

230 

Timestamp: 2009-07-26 09:34:57 UTC

NICCI!!

Congrats hun, can you please email me so I can send you your prize of Leon celebrating lion.



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Saturday, 25 July 2009

Whiff of Joy Blog Hop, Candy and Secret Candy

blog-hop-6a Woohoo, it's pawty time!! So join us in Whiff of Joy's first anniversary celebrations!! If you've just stopped by now, then hop on over to Katharina's blog to start from the beginning of the hop.

I've used the brand new Whiff of Joy animals stamps by Alison Acton that are being released tonight for my card. I had made two cards and couldn't decide which card to show but in the end went with this cute side step card (instructions can be found here amongst other places - can't remember where else I visited lol) as it has the adorable little lion on that I am giving away as candy tonight (more on that further down). I’ll post the other card tomorrow. All the stamps used on the card are by Whiff of Joy, including the Party Animal sentiment that is just perfect for this series of stamps. The papers are MME Bloom & Grow again. The images are coloured with distress inks and H2O's.
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Don't forget that as well as each DT and GDT member offering a stamp as candy, there is a surprise candy hidden somewhere on the hop - the prize is the full set of 9 stamps so keep a look out for this on your travels tonight. The party ends at Papercraft Planet where you will be able to meet our illustrators Elisabeth Bell and Alison Acton as well as fun quizzes and prizes, so see you there.
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My candy is this cute little lion, just leave a comment here before hopping to the next DT blog to be in the draw and I will draw the winner tomorrow afternoon.
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Thanks so much for stopping by. Now it's time to hop on over to Camilla's blog for the next stop on your journey. and don't forget to that there is a surprise candy hidden somewhere on the hop - the prize is the full set of 9 stamps so keep a look out for this.

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Simon Says Stamp Saturday Surprise

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Yep, it's Saturday Surprise time again. This week Simon Says Stamp is going to supply a Magnolia Pink Tilda with Rose stamp used on the card below.pinktildawithrose

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All you need to do to enter the draw is leave a comment here and if you fancy, mention it on your blog - that's it! Easy hey!! The draw is open to all, so if you don't have a blog please make sure you enter your name in the comment box so we can find you. The draw will take place on Sunday evening at 10pm UK time. Heidi from Simon Says Stamp will mail the lucky winner their prize.
Don't forget, this is going to be a weekly draw sponsored by Simon Says Stamp - so remember to visit my blog each Saturday to see which stamp is up for grabs.

Don’t forget it’s the Whiff of Joy Blog Hop tonight, so don’t forget to check back for all the details and links, I hope to be able to join in although I have scheduled this post and the Blog Hop one as I don’t feel too grand, think I am coming down with flu – oh joy!

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Friday, 24 July 2009

Nestabilites on sale

The Hobby House has a sales on selected Nestabilities this weekend, they have been reduced to £12.99 each so the perfect opportunity to get the set you've been wanting for ages at a great price lol. I so love spending your pennies!!!

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Just Magnolia - week 15, Tab's sketch

jm-tabsketch-1 Tab has done a fabby sketch for Just Magnolia this week and it gave me another excuse to use my summer kit (like I need an excuse!!)

I'm not too sure on the green ribbon, it looked okay last night but looking at it in the daylight - me no likey :( Too late, it's stopping there now.
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A plain and simple inside, I coloured the text/strawberry stamp with different coloured Marvy pens then went over the strawberry with H2O's
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Recipe
Stamps: Magnolia summer kit
Papers: MME Pretty Please from The Hobby House
Tools: EK Success Slip Scallop border punch, round Nestabilities, SU Corner punch, Martha Stewart frond leaf punch
Embellies: Prima Flowers, spacer, brad, charm, chain, jump rings and pearls all from The Hobby House


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Thursday, 23 July 2009

A treble today

I've actually managed to do a combo at last. I had made this card for this weeks Mojo Monday challenge (the sketch is such a fab one this week), then checked out the challenges for Wednesday and saw that this card fits Creative Inspirations (Distressing) and Stampavie & More (Summer). Well chuffed lol.
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I have used the gorgeous MME papers again - I have still not put them away, they are at arms reach so I can stroke them now and then lol. A bit of stitching, the usual flowers, brads, spacers and charm and job done. I so love easy peasy cards. I have not photographed the inside, it's rather plainly decorated with no stamping (getting lazy).

Recipe:
Stamps: Sentiment is a freebie from a magazine, Daisy by Sugar Nellie
Papers: MME Pretty Please
Tools: SU Slot (or is it slit??) punch, Nesties and sewing machine, KurePunch Medium - Heart Petal Flower punch
Embellies: Prima flowers, punched flowers (punch is similar to the retro medium but a little smaller with a nice shaped petal). Brads, spacers and charm from The Hobby House.



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Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Whiff of Joy Challenge - a sketch by Donalda

woj-burgundy-1This week we have a fabulous sketch by Donalda for you on the Whiff of Joy challenge blog.
 
I have used the gorgeous Papermania Regency papers on my card (just love these papers and also the Blueberry Hill pad - just my kinda papers lol). I rotated the sketch (just to be awkward - yes there's always one and it's usually me!!)
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I adhered tiny flat-backed crystals to Melinda's bracelet for a lil bit of bling and even remembered to bling her wings, usually I forget about it! I hope you can see the bracelet detail in this shot
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I love these scalloped cards from Craftwork Cards - best pick some more up when I'm at Stamperama next month. I got carried away with the inside again and used the darling little kitty. Too cute!!
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A close up of the kitty
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Edited -  And a close-up of the flowers.  I have a little bit of this gorgeous organza pull-flower trim left and will be putting some into the big candy draw that I have coming up soon, just waiting for a few more bits and bobs before I can post it.woj-burgundy-6

Recipe:
Stamps - All Whiff of Joy - Musing Melinda, Cat with bow
Papers - Papermania Regency pad
Tools - Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly punch, Nestabilities, EK Success slim scallop border punch, McGill pine punch
Embellies- Pearls, roses from Wild Orchid Crafts, Organza pull flowers and ribbon from stash



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Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Friday Sketchers

woj-abigail1 I'm on time with a challenge for a change - did this one for Friday Sketchers. I dug out Willow with cookies, poor little lamb has been very neglected of late. I love WOJ stamps, not only because I am lucky enough to be on the DT, but because the images are timeless - I will still be using them for years and years and don't think I will ever tire of them.

I used some of my MME stash, oh my goodness I was weak at the knees when I cut into these beauties - AND I don't have any spares!!! *Swoon* Guess who needs to get stocked up and fast lol.
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I have kept the inside very simple so have not bothered to photograph it but it is decorated, honest.

Recipe:
Stamps: Whiff of Joy Willow with Cookies, Ticketed sentiment from The Hobby House
Papers: MME Pretty Please
Tools: Nestabilities, SU 1/4" round punch, SU slit punch, medium retro punch
Embellies: American Crafts ribbon, spacers, brads from The Hobby House


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