Monday, 31 August 2009

Baby bear

I am so excited! Jill at The Hobby House is awaiting stocks of a new line of stamps she is going to be stocking, and these are they. Peachy Keen, seriously cute!! From the range that Jill is going to be stocking this one has to be my favourite - how sweet is this little bear!

I followed the sketch on Lili of the Valley for this card, which also fits in the CCT challenge - new beginnings and also Stamp Something which is animals.peachy-keen-baby-bear

Recipe: Peachy Keen stamp (soon in stock at The Hobby House)
Papers: DCWV Nana's Nursery Boy
Tools: Octagonal Nestibilities, Apron Lace border punch
Embellies: Prima flowers, brads and spacers all from The Hobby House, ribbon and buttons from Crafty Feeling

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Sunday, 30 August 2009

Simon Says Stamp - Magnolia Blog Candy Winner

This weeks winner of the Simon Says Stamp Magnolia blog candy is:

Congrats hunny, please email me your address so I can arrange to have your stamp mailed to you


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Stampavie & More and Roses on Paper

I have a combo card today. I have at last managed to use one of my new Sarah Kay stamps (not used these for ages and it's such a shame cos I love them!!) I had made a card this week using these Early Bird papers and they were still on my desk so rather than start hunting for papers that work together I just grabbed these. For me, the longest part of making the card is choosing the papers. Him indoors says it's because I've got way too many papers and if I got rid of 90% of them I would still have too many. Men!! What do they know!! Best not tell him that I have more on their way ha ha.
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I have flipped the sketch on Stampavie and More so I could fit me embellies in, and the challenge on Roses on Paper is to use punches combined with another challenge. I used a McGill fancy square punch for the centre border. I punched out four fancy squares then cut them in half and adhered them to the strip of cherry paper (can't see it very well as I used red on red, not very clever Bev!!)sarah-kay-spring-is-back-2

For the bow trim all I did was sew four loops and two tails of ribbon together with the button. Here's a close up of the bow trim and also the punched border.sarah-kay-spring-is-back-3

Recipe:
Stamps:
Sarah Kay Spring is back, sentiment Whiff of Joy
Paper: Cosmo Cricket Early Bird from The Hobby House
Tools: McGill Fancy Square (large) punch, sewing machine, oval nestibilities, SU Word Window punch
Embellies:
Flowers from Crafty Feeling, buttons from stash (heart button from Ebay yonks ago)

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Saturday, 29 August 2009

Whiff of Joy Guest Designer Call


Katharina is having Whiff of Joy Guest Designer Call.

Whiff of Joy are looking for passionate, talented crafters with great colouration skills to complement our Design Team for the next 2.5 months (end September, October, November).

As a guest designer for Whiff of Joy Stamps you'll have to:

  • Create a card or project or scrapbook page with every stamp we'll send you
  • post these on your blog and upload it to the Whiff of Joy gallery
  • participate in every other Design Team activity, such as the Project of the month
  • have your own blog, which is essential to show and promote your works created with our stamps
The chosen guest designer will have the following privileges:
  • You'll get every stamp that is going to be release during the next 2 months
  • You will get a 10% discount on all your orders from Whiff of Joy Stamps for the period of 1 year.
Important information:
  • Everybody can enter from anywhere in the world!!
  • You can submit as many cards as you like.
  • You have to use at least 1 Whiff of Joy Stamp on you card!!!
  • The Guest Designer Call ends on Saturday, September 19th, 8 pm GMT+1
What do you have to do to enter the Whiff of Joy Guest Designer Call?
  • create a card, scrapbook page or papercraft project using at least 1 Whiff of Joy stamp
  • post your creation on your blog (and SCS gallery if you have one) letting people know about our Guest Designer Call
  • add your name and link to your post to the Mr. Linky Widget on Katharina's blog


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Steph's Manga Candy

I don't usually do a post for Blog Candy give aways (i'm lazy and link it in my side bar) but I think this candy is worth a post on it's own!!

Steph from Stamping & Sharing is giving away this awesome candy. I'm sure there will be a lot of drooling going on over these babies, don't all drown your keyboards girls!!

Steph is one of the most generous ladies out there, not only with her candy, but her shares, time, friendship and sweet comments too.


Candy: 1 x My Minds Eye Asparagus 6x6 Paper Assortment; 1 x My Minds Eye Asparagus Button Box; 1 x Memento Tuxedo Black Mini Ink Pad; 4 x Sugar Nellie Manga Stamps

So dash across now and enter!!


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Truly Scrumptious and Create4Fun challenges

Our challenge on Create4Fun this week is to make a milk carton (the template is provided on the challenge blog). I really enjoyed making this dinky little box, too cute. I'm also entering this in the Truly Scrumptious challenge which is to make anything but a card.

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And a quick update on the pups for all those that have been asking, they are doing great, I've been worried about the littlest one, she has lost weight whereas the others have been gaining steadily. She was a bit dehydrated tonight so I've had to top her up with Welpi (a milk substitute) and she's looking much better - a nice full tummy and her skin is nice and sleek again so no longer dehydrated. I guess I will have to do this for a good few days yet till she's strong enough to compete with the other 4 heiffers lol. They go along the milk bar like 4 freight trains and little Betsy don't stand a chance against them :(


Recipe:
Stamps: Inky Impressions Lily's Birthday Cake from Create4Fun, sentiment Cuddly Buddly
Paper: Stampin Up
Tools: Martha Stewart Mini Hearts border punch, circle nestibilities
Embellies: Flowers from Crafty Feeling



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Friday, 28 August 2009

Simon Says Stamp - Magnolia Blog Candy

CANDY NOW CLOSED, PLEASE POP BACK ON SATURDAY FOR THE NEW DRAWsssweekly-draw
It's Saturday Surprise time again. This week Simon Says Stamp is going to supply a Magnolia Berry Tilda stamp that I used on the card below. I also want to thank Heidi from Simon Says Stamp for her wonderful generosity.MBerryTilda
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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 a weekly draw sponsored by Simon Says Stamp - so remember to visit my blog each Saturday to see which stamp is up for grabs.

Please enter using Mr Linky (makes it so much easier to find the winner when using Random.org. If you don't have a blog then email me and I will enter on your behalf so you are in with a chance of winning the cute stamp.)



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Ribbons and Bows - Just Magnolia and Sketch Saturday

Our challenge at Just Magnolia this week is Ribbons and Bows, another nice easy challenge. I used this weeks sketch on Sketch Saturday. As soon as I saw Mina's gorgeous card I just had to do the sketch.jm-magnolia-ribbons-bows1
I thought I had used up all these delish papers, but found two little scraps, just enough to make a card and well, I couldn't waste such yumminess now could I?

The buttons in the flower centres I found in my button box - don't know how long I have had them but they are fab (wish I could get more).jm-magnolia-ribbons-bows2
Recipe:
Stamps: Magnolia Berry Tilda and sentiment from Simon Says Stamp
Colouring medium: Distress Inks and Tinkling H2O's
Papers: Daisy D's
Tools: Spellbinders Frameabilities Scallop Edge frame, Circle Nestibilities, Fiskars Threading Water punch
Embellies: Flowers from Crafty Feeling, pearl buttons and pearls from stash, ribbon from John Lewis
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Thursday, 27 August 2009

Stamp Something - Birthdays

I made this card yesterday just for fun and was trawling through the various challenges and found the card fitted this weeks Stamp Something challenge. Love it when this happens lol.

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I have coloured Dexter with inks and twinks, still not brave enough to tackle animals with my Copics (what a wuss I am). I unearthed these papers from the bottom of a pile that I have not touched for ages. I used a Sizzix die to cut some stars (the middle size fits one of the birthday stamps in a Scrappy Cat set perfectly. I used one of the accessory stamps to stamp a star pattern on the large star. Then I wanted some star buttons. I know I have them but could I find them? Could I heck as like. So I heat embossed some star brads with gold embossing powder and used those instead.

Recipe:
Stamps: Motivet Dexter and Scrappy Cat Birthdays set
Papers: Dovecraft (I think)
Tools: Sizzix Stars die, SU Ticket Corner punch
Embellies: Star brads from an ancient QVC kit, Raffia Ribbon from Hobbycraft

I received this award from Moni, thanks so much sweetie xx

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Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Whiff of Joy challenge - Bling

I loved this weeks challenge on Whiff of Joy - Bling. Another nice easy card to make. I used some Cosmo Cricket papers (came out in hives when I cut into these beauties!!) and then used this Prima bling that I have been stroking for evah!! Double hives here girls. Oooh the pain!!! Still can't believe I did it lol.woj-summer-kit-cosmo-cricke 
The DT have come up with some delish cards all featuring bling so pop over to drool!!

I have loads of samples that need to be made before the Harrogate and Ally Pally shows ..... a new stamp line that The Hobby House will be stocking ………  so I'm going to be awol for a while trying to get as many made as I can.

Recipe:

Stamp: Willow in the summer breeze
Paper: Cosmo Cricket Cherry Pie
Tools: Nestibilities lables 4, Martha Stewart Embossed edger scallop punch, SU slot punch
Embellies: Prima Say it in Crystals, Spacer, brad and ribbon all from The Hobby House, gorge flower from Jacqui

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Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Whiff of Joy - little Oakley

Now is this stamp cute or is this stamp cute lol. I've been itching to ink him up and eventually got round to it on Sunday, just as well as I was rather busy yesterday! Pups are all doing grand, all feeding well and such a content litter. Little Maisie (that I had a problem to get her breathing yesterday) is doing grand too thank goodness.pumpkin-Oakley

When I set out to make this card it was going to be for tomorrow's Whiff of Joy challenge - but without giving too much away it didn't fit the challenge so am posting it today instead. Apologies for the photo, the camera is usually in the front bedroom but that's the puppy nursery now - best get myself sorted with a new place to take photo's now.

Recipe:
Stamps: Whiff of Joy Sitting Farmer Oakley, tree stump and large pumpkins
Paper: Basic Grey Offbeat
Tools: EK Success oval punch, Cuttlebug embossing folder (can't remember the name of it sorry)
Embellies: Dewdrops, raffia ribbon (Hobbycraft)

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Monday, 24 August 2009

Five little Blenheim girls all in a row

It's been an eventful day, our Lulubelle has had her pups .... 5 little Blenheim girls (I'm not sure if there is another pup still waiting to make it's entrance into the world but I think she's done bless her). It was touch and go with the 3rd pup, I was in such a panic I can tell you. It never gets any easier (in fact I think it gets harder cos you're more aware of the dangers and pitfalls).

So, meet the new additions (excuse the spots on the vet bed and the mucky mam - she'll get bathed later when Tony gets in from work)day-1

From left to right Maisie, Millie, Lucy, Betsy and Sadie. Thought I would post it on my blog as so many of you have been asking after Lulubelle. :)

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Little Annie, just for fun

It's been a while since I made a card just for the fun of it so I inked up little Annie again - I do think she's my favourite of them all.

I went back to some of my very old favourites - K&Co again. I’ve just seen the sentiment is skew, best go and straighten it right now before I forget!  The camera hides nothing lol.annie-rose-1 
Love these huge roses from Hobbycraft - they sure do make a statement.
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Recipe: Irresistible Annie from Charmed Cards and Crafts, Sentiment from Whiff of Joy
Papers: Old K&Co pad
Tools: Sewing machine, MS Doily Lace border punch, McGill Pine punch, square Nestibilities
Embellies: Large rose from Hobbycraft, small roses from Wild Orchid Crafts, Pearl hat pin and small pins from Tabbycrafts
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Sunday, 23 August 2009

Simon Says Stamp - Magnolia Blog Candy Winner

This weeks winner of the Simon Says Stamp Magnolia blog candy is:

Here are your random numbers:

229
Timestamp: 2009-08-23

Payne Holler Cards

Congratulations, can you please email me with your address so we can get your stamp in the mail to you


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Create4Fun sketch challenge

Ooops I forgot to post this yesterday,where is my brain! This week the challenge on Create4Fun is a sketch, done by little old me. I kept it nice and simple (me loves nice and simple). You can use any stamp for this challenge, in fact I don't think you have to even use a stamp if you don't want to.Bev's-sketch-Create4fun 
I have used one of my new DT stamps from Create4Fun and found these Bo Bunny papers that I even forgot I had (don't you just love surprises like that!) A few punched flowers in the papers and a bit of tulle and job done.  I used some bling on her hair band in on the flower on her jeans.  A girl’s gotta have some bling.create4fun-inky-impressions 
Recipe
Stamp - Inky Impressions Lili's Secret and sentiment by Cuddly Buddly
Papers - Bo Bunny back to basics
Tools - Martha Stewart scallop border punch, Stampin Up slot punch, circular nesties, oval nesties, EK Success large and medium retro punches, spacers and brads from The Hobby House

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Friday, 21 August 2009

Simon Says Stamp Saturday Surprise

CANDY NOW CLOSED, PLEASE POP BACK ON SATURDAY FOR THE NEW DRAWsssweekly-draw It's Saturday Surprise time again. This week Simon Says Stamp is going to supply a Magnolia Tilda with bikeMTildawithbike

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.

Please enter using Mr Linky (makes it so much easier to find the winner when using Random.org. If you don't have a blog then email me and I will enter on your behalf so you are in with a chance of winning the cute stamp.

>CANDY NOW CLOSED, PLEASE POP BACK ON SATURDAY FOR THE NEW DRAW

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Just Magnolia - Rach's sketch

This week we have a brilliant sketch done by Rach - this is the second sketch of Rach's that I have worked with this week and have thoroughly enjoyed following them.rach sketch 2 
Well, I braved the Copics again and am much happier with this card - in fact I was so keyed up after I had finished it I decided to colour another image and it landed up a right mess. That brought be back down to earth with a bang lol. Serves me right for trying to run before I can walk lol. I've still got a way to go to get the shading right but I am trying to not colour with the Copics as I do with the distress inks, they both give completely different looks so once I can get that through my thick skull I might just get there. I've ordered the new pale colours, just waiting for them to come from the US (thank goodness for wonderful friends hey!!) xxmagnolia-jm-bicycle1 
I broke into the Basic Grey Lemonade pad. So far I have shied away from this one and the June bug - don't get me wrong I love the papers but just can't get them to look right together. Hopeless is what I am lol.magnolia-jm-bicycle2

Recipe:
Stamps: Magnolia Tilda with bike from Simon Says Stamp, sentiment Whiff of Joy
Papers: Basic Grey Lemonade
Tools: EK Success flourish punch, MC Gill Floriano flower punch, Kurepunch heart petal punch, Nestibilities deckle edge small and large and circles, Cuttlebug Divine Swirls folder, EK Success oval layering punches, Martha Stewart frond leaf punch
Embellies: Ribbon , spacer and brad from The Hobby House

I received this award from Lynda – thanks so much sweetie xxKreative Blogger Award 8-18-09

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Thursday, 20 August 2009

Simon Says Stamp & Everybody Art Challenges

Here's another little Doraline card, again using MME papers (I am addicted to MME lol) and I have followed the sketch on Everybody Art. I am also entering this card in Simon Says Stamp challenge as this week it's Christmas in August.
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I was not brave enough to attempt colouring with Copics so reached for my inks and twinks (AKA my comfort blanket lol).

I have glittered some of the baubles and stars on the tree with Glamour Dust and added extra bling with the glittered snowflakes. Love the embossing border punch and how delish is this stitched velvet ribbon.  I got it in a bundle of ribbons from The Hobby House last weekend – love it! motivet-doraline-tree-3

Recipe:
Stamps: Motivet Doraline decorating tree and sentiment (love this font)
Papers: MME Be Merry
Tools: Martha Stewart embossed snowflake border punch, MS snowflake punch, Dovecraft small snowflake punch
Embellies: Spacers, brads and the gorge stitched velvet ribbon all from The Hobby House

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Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Whiff of Joy challenge - a sketch by Rach

Rach has done such a brilliant sketch for us on Whiff of Joy this week, so perfect for those larger images that don't work with fiddly sketches. Thanks Rach, this is one I will use again and again. I tweaked it a little bit as I just "had" to use my flowers lol. So I moved the sentiment down a little.1908woj sketch

I had coloured this image with my Copics and was really thrilled with how it turned out. But I used the thin Copic paper and the green mat was showing through so clever clogs here decided to mount it on to white card first but used my ATG gun and all the lumps and bumps were showing through, so in the bin it went along with me paddy. I had to redo it and opted for Distress Inks as the Copic version took me flipping ages. Next time use the Xyron machine Bev!!woj-autumn-kit-3

Recipe:
Stamps: All from the Whiff of Joy Autumn Kit
Papers: MME Bloom and Grow (what else lol)
Tools: Martha Stewart Lace Doily punch, SU Corner punch, Nestibilities, SU word window punch
Embellies: Flowers and bling butterfly from Crafty Feeling, buttons from a huge bag for a fiver from The Hobby House, ribbon from stash (was white and I coloured it with a Copic marker)


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