Sunday, 30 September 2012

Wild Orchid Crafts candy winner

This week’s winner is

174. "Talk to the Tail

Congratulations!  Please email me to claim your £10 voucher from Wild Orchid Crafts

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Two turtle doves

This card has been sat on my desk half finished for about a week now.  I am struggling to find my mojo (I think Mr Kindle did off with it because I am so into reading at the moment I am walking about the house doing chores, cooking, etc with my nose stuck to it).  Notice it’s a Mr – always male orientated where blame has to be laid!!  So I am going to quickly do this post, make a couple of magazine cards then it’s a lazy day on the sofa reading …. bliss

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The stamp by Elisabeth Bell from the latest Whimsy Stamps release and is called Two Turtle Doves.  The sentiment is also from the new Whimsy release – Holiday Notables 1  

I have coloured with Copics and pencils

Hair :E37, 33, 53, 50 and Sienna Brown Pencil
Skin: E11, 00, 000, ~R30
Beigh: E43, 42, 41, 40 and French Grey 50% pencil
Green: (clothes YG97, 93, 91 and olive green yellowish polychromo pencil); (leaves G46, 43, 40 and chrome oxide green polychromo)
Reds: E19, R46, R24, R14 and sienna brown pencil)
Birdcage: YR24, 21, Y11

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The paper is Inkido Coming Home for Christmas.  The star on the inside of the card is from a new A5 sheet from Lili of the Valley being released soon.

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The velvet poinsettia is from Hobbycraft, the 25mm rose, 15mm rose, 4mm rose buds and Flat Backed Scalloped Pearls as well as that gorgeous lace is from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The wee pine cones are from the bottom of my garden Smile

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Saturday, 29 September 2012

WOC Blog Candy

It’s weekly candy time and Wild Orchid Crafts are sponsoring with a £10 voucher to spend in their store, so you get to choose what you win!

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Friday, 28 September 2012

Windy Day

This week’s Saturated Canary challenge is to use office supplies.  And I was SO original (not!!) that all I could think of was a bull-dog clip, a memo pad border punch and some brads, albeit it pearl ones lol.

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I have used Windy Day (one of the Little Darlings stamps) so I could try my hand at colouring with distress inks.  Man that hair was a lot more difficult with the inks as opposed to copics!!

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The gorge papers are from the MME Meadow pad, loving the colours in this pad.

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I have used another of those fab Joy! Crafts  dies, and I think it really pops done with black card.

And of course the flowers are all from Wild Orchid Craftstrellis rose, lilies, 20mm roses, 15mm roses, 4mm rose buds

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The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley’s Simply Sophisticated stamp sheet

That’s it from me today

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Thursday, 27 September 2012

Candy Winners

Well this took ages to draw 12 winners from Random.org lol.  So here’s the lucky winners. 

First up is the TICKETS winners

174. Lesley R
93. Katie
291. Susan
23. Donna Marina
212. Jill H
39. Debbie D

 

And next the CRACKERS winners

329. Carly W
98. Mojca
328. Paula Scheepbouwer
109. Sol
15. Caroline E
115. Rachel

Congratulations ladies, please email me to claim your prizes.  Please put the prize you have won in the subject line and if you have won crackers please supply your address.

A huge big thank you to Paula at Which Craft UK for her generosity!

Another sneaky peek

Today’s card features the new Geisha Companion Stamps from Lili of the Valley that are being launched on the website on the 1st October (unless you are lucky enough to live close enough to the shop then you can get them at the end of this week)
 
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I have used the stunning new Little Darlings Chocolate Covered Cherry papers … YUM!  Because the image and papers are so delish I didn’t want to add much else bar the flowers (sorry I just can’t do a card without flowers, the thought fills me with sheer terror haha).  If you have spied the bling button on the bow, that’s soon going to be on sale at Wild Orchid Crafts along with several new lines.  Watch this space ….
The flowers used are a giant bloom that I snipped in half and topped with WOC flowers – cottage rose, *NEW* colour Cosmos Daisies and 15mm roses.
And a close up of the gorgeous image which has been coloured with markers and pencils.


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geisha girls
 

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Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Which Craft UK Give-Aways

As promised yesterday,  Paula from Which Craft UK has kindly given me 6 packs of Paula’s Crackers to give away to 6 of my followers.

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She has also given me 6 pairs of tickets to her brilliant StampMagic show in Doncaster on the 21st October.

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So ladies if you would like to try your luck for either or both give-aways please enter via the linky and also ensure you state next to your name what you are trying to win (be it one or both prizes).

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Whimsy Stamps mini blog hop

 

Hello and welcome to Day 7 of the Whimsy Stamps September Rubber & Die Release Showcase! On Wednesday (19 September) Whimsy Stamps released this month's new rubber designs, Shapeology dies, Whimsy Designer Paper packs and Shape EZ templates. From then until 25 September the Whimsy Stamps DT and Special Guests are showcasing these fabulous new goodies with a daily mini blog hop and I am part of today’s hop!

Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24hrs to enter each prize draw. To be entered into today's mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT's posts listed below by 12.00PM EST tomorrow.

All winners will be announced on the Whimsy blog on 26 September. To take a peek at today's fabulous new release creations, please click on the links below...

Debbie
Stephanne
Tammy Louise
Bev (that’s me)
Sylvia
Michele
Simonne
Jacque
Ann
Heidy
Mariska 

Remember that the entire new release is available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop back to the Whimsy blog tomorrow for more new release creations!

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For my card today I have used Heidi with sledge by Sylvia Zet.  I have also used the fab new Holiday Circle Pennants sentiments stamps.  The paper is Lilybee Design Jingle tiny tablet. The flowers (40mm wild rose, cottage roses, 15mm roses) are from Wild Orchid Crafts as is the satin ribbon.  And the gold snowflake ornament was a gift from a friend in the USA – I love that lady xxx

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I have coloured Heidi with the usual copics and pencils:
Hair E37, 33, 53, 50 and light umber pencil
Skin E11, 00, 000, 0000, R30
Reds R39, 35, 37, 14 and tuscan red pencil
Teal BG75, 72, 70 and muted turquoise pencil
Boots and fur E43, 41, 40 and french grey 50% pencil
Robin E37, 33, 51, R14, 12
Sledge E37, 33, C5, 3

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For the UK girlies Dies to Die For has all the new Whimsy stamps in stock, Heidi with sledge is here, and Holiday Circle Pennants is here.

I have some fab candy up for grabs from the lovely Paula at Which Craft UK that I will blog tomorrow.  Thanks Paula Smile 

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Monday, 24 September 2012

Little Butterfly and weekly candy winner

This little cutie is Cho (Butterfly in Japanese), another of the sweeties that are being released this week in the shop and on the 1st October on the Lili of the Valley website

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I have used papers from the Promises paper pad along with lace, seam binding, Flat Backed Scalloped Pearl and flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The flowers are cottage rose, baby’s breath flowers and 15mm roses.  I gave them all a good spritz with Perfect Pearls mist.

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And now for the winner of the Marianne Designs die ……

#439 DebraK in Florida

Congratulations Debra, please email me your address so I can post your prize off to you

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Whimsy Stamps release mini blog hop

 
 Welcome to the Whimsy Stamps September 2012 rubber stamp and die RELEASE (Holiday Collection Part 1)!

Hello and welcome to Day 5 of the Whimsy Stamps September Rubber & Die Release Showcase! On Wednesday (19 September) Whimsy Stamps released this month's new rubber designs, Shapeology dies, Whimsy Designer Paper packs and Shape EZ templates. From then until 25 September the Whimsy Stamps DT and Special Guests are showcasing these fabulous new goodies with a daily mini blog hop and I am part of today’s hop!

Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24hrs to enter each prize draw. To be entered into today's mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT's posts listed below by 12.00PM EST tomorrow.

All winners will be announced on the Whimsy blog on 26 September. To take a peek at today's fabulous new release creations, please click on the links below...

Bev (that’s me)
Erin
 Pops 
 
Michele 
 
Alberto 
Ann
Mariska 

Remember that the entire new release is available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop back to the Whimsy blog tomorrow for more new release creations!

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I have used Merry Christmas Bella for my card today along with one of the FAB new sentiment sets Holiday Carols Notables 4.  I stamped the sentiment out on to Kraft card and coloured the bells up with copics and pencils.

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The papers are Kaiser Turtle Dove, OMW this pad is just stunning!

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A close up of this little poppet, coloured with copics and pencils

Skin: E11, 00, 000, R30
Hair: E37, 33, 53, 51, 50, light umber pencil
Dress: YR31, YR30 (and I mixed half and half YR31 & YR30 in an empty sketch pen to get the middle colour which I am calling YR30A lol), jasmine pencil.
Greens: YG97, 93, 91 and kelp green pencil
Reds: R59, 46, 24, 14 and tuscan red pencil
Cat: E33, 53, 50 and light umber pencil
Basket and bowl: E43, 41, 40 and warm grey 50 pencil

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For the UK girlies Dies to Die For has all the new Whimsy stamps in stock, Merry Christmas Bella is here and Holiday Carols Notables 4 is here

I have also used the Holly & Berries die in the flower spray and used 40mm wild rose, 25mm roses and 15mm roses along with some gold stamens.

hugs

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Saturday, 22 September 2012

Weekly candy

I’ve changed it up for this week’s candy and am giving away a die for a change.  It’s a Marianne Design Creatables holly leaves die set.  As always please leave your name in the linky below, and I will draw a winner on Sunday

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Friday, 21 September 2012

Sneak Peek for Lili of the Valley

Just when you think you’ve seen it all Lili of the Valley come out with something new that is just so darn adorable!  Like these Little Geisha’s – now does this little cutie have the awww factor or what?!?!  This is Aimi (Japanese for Love and Beauty).  And really hot off the press, I only got her yesterday and had to colour her up last night.

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And a close up of little Aimi.  LOVE her hair!!

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Lili of the Valley are going to launch them at the shop next Friday 28th September and then online on 1st October, along with an A5 Geisha companion sheet and a Scroll Sentiments sheet.  I have used one of the scrolls on my card today.

The 40mm wild rose, cherry blossoms, 10mm roses, pearls and seam binding are all from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The paper is Memory Box Gossamer (I knew I would find a use for this pad one day haha)

I will be back on the weekend with another sneak peek.

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Thursday, 20 September 2012

A Christmas scene

I made a little scene for today’s card using a couple of Christmas stamps from Lili of the ValleyLight the Way and My Little Tree and coloured them up with Distress Markers.

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The papers are Nitwit Collections Holiday Charm kit and the sentiment is from the Grunge Christmas Postmarks sentiments set.

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The snowflake is a Marianne Design die and the 20mm rose, pearls and lace are from Wild Orchid Crafts 

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Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Whimsy release day!

Welcome to the Whimsy Stamps September 2012 rubber stamp and die RELEASE (Holiday Collection Part 1)!

Today, Whimsy Stamps is releasing 22 wonderful new rubber stamps & stamp sets, 5 fabulous new Shapeology dies, 2 gorgeous new Shape EZ templates and 2 stunning *BRAND NEW* 6x6 paper packs. These new goodies are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites. From today until 25 September the Whimsy DT and Special Guests will be showcasing these new products with a daily mini blog hop. Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24hrs to enter each prize draw by leaving a comment on every blog listed for that day. At the end of release week (Wednesday 26 September) we will post a Release Round-Up on the Whimsy blog. This will include a selection of DT work from the new release week together with a complete list of winners from the daily mini blog hops. To be entered into today's mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT posts listed below by 12:00PM EST tomorrow:

 

Finally, here is a full reveal of the wonderful September release. Don't forget to visit today's DT and leave a comment on their blog posts to be entered into the draw to win a new release stamp!

[Please note that the following pictures are not to scale]
4 Crissy Armstrong rubber stamps Christmas Choir Boy ~ Christmas Choir Girl ~ Jingle Cat ~ Under The Mistletoe
 
 
 4 Elisabeth Bell rubber stamps Li’l Montana’s Christmas ~ Meadow Magic ~ Two Turtle Doves ~ Merry Christmas Bella
 
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Kenny K rubber stamps Color Me Janette ~ Freshman ~ Xmas Hottie ~ Scrooge
 
3 Meljen's Designs rubber stamps Cocoa Christmas Fairy ~ Gift Bow Christmas Fairy ~ Ornament Mouse
 
 
2 Sylvia Zet rubber stamps Heidi with Sledge ~ Holly
 
5 Raindrop Echo Designs rubber stamp sets Holiday Carol Notables 4 ~ Christmas Sayings ~ Holiday Notables 1 ~ Holiday Notables 2 ~ Holiday Circle Pennants
 
 
 5 Shapeology dies Holly Branches Notables 4 ~ Holly and Berries ~ Ornaments Border ~ Snowflake Notables 2 ~ Pumpkin Trio (TLC)
 
 
2 *NEW* 6x6 Paper Stacks 24 sheets per pack - 12 designs, 2 of each printed on heavy weight slightly textured papers. Acid and Lignin free.  Halloween Grunge ~ Vintage Christmas
 
 
Shape EZ by TLC Nutty Card ~ Pumpy Kin Card
 
 
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy our new release!
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