Thursday, 31 January 2013

Saturated Canary Challenge

We have a gorgeous colour challenge at Saturated Canary challenge this week, chosen by our Maria Therese.

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And here’s my take on it, using Honey

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Coloured with the usual Copics and pencils

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The paper is The Scrapcake Moment in time, flowers, seam binding  and pearls from Wild Orchid Crafts

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Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Baby Ava

I got me some grandma cuddles tonight – swoon!  Here’s some pictures of our little princess Ava Bella, 9 days old.  Pitch black hair and dark, dark eyes – too precious for words xxx

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Cough – ignore the roots and GREY hairs gah!!!

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Ah, settled at last xxx

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Anniversary surprise

Here’s a card I did for the Lili of the Valley shop using one of the new Loving Couples stamps – Anniversary Surprise.  I just love this stamp! 

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I have used Cosmo Cricket papers and teamed it with embossed kraft card.  The lace, seam binding and flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts (trellis rose, 25mm rose, 20mm rose, 15mm roses and lilies) all in my favourite red and pink colour combo.

And now I am off to visit with my new baby granddaughter Ava (and I might even have a photo or two to share).

Also now out are the fabulous new paper pads and Spring stamps

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Monday, 28 January 2013

Whimsy Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to Day 4 of Whimsy Stamps January Rubber & Die Release Showcase!

On Wednesday (23 January) Whimsy Stamps released this month's new rubber designs, Shapeology dies, Whimsy Designer Paper packs, Shape EZ templates and *new* Whimsy Prints pre-coloured toppers. From then until 29 January 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 30 January. To take a peek at today's fabulous new release creations, please click on the links below... INSERT LIST OF PARTICIPATING DT – REFER TO DATABASE IN DT YAHOO GROUP Remember that the entire new release is available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites.

For my card today I have used the gorgeous Floraline by Elisabeth Bell and also a sentiment from the new Everyday Sliders 1 set

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Coloured with Copics and Pencils, I had a play with the burgundy and like this combo R59, 56, 85, 83 (just thought I would share whilst I remember what I used lol)

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The STUNNING papers are from the newest digi kit from Nitwit CollectionsAlways and Forever.  Even the little tag is from the kit, absolutely LOVE it!!

The flowers - 40mm wild rose, 20mm roses, 15mm roses, 4mm rose buds are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

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To take a peek at today's fabulous new release creations, please click on the links below...

Ann Vento
Colleen Schaan
Ellie Stover
Sylvia Blum
Heidy Blom
Erin Bailey
Simonne Clay
Me
Stephanne Maraver
Jacque Beddingfield

If you would like to join us as our Guest Designer for our March 2013 release please go to our Guest Designer Contest page to read all about how to enter. Entries close at 12.00pm (EST) on Wednesday 30 January 2013.

 

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Lili of the Valley blog hop and WOC Challenge

I have a combined post today, it’s Wild Orchid Challenge day (Anything goes) and it’s also the Lili of the Valley Spring Stamps blog hop.

The first 6 were released last week and the remaining 11 will be available on the 30th January.  There are 9 more super cute rubber stamps and also 2 new clear sets (an alphabet and some stitching borders).  You will be able to buy all the stamps on the Lili of the Valley website from midday on Wednesday 30th (UK time) and you will also be able to get them at their showroom in Leeds if you are near enough to visit.

The Design Team are all taking part, you just need to ‘hop’ from one blog to another following the links and leave a comment on each card. Hopefully you will pick up lots of ideas and inspiration along the way.  And … there are secret prizes along the way, so make sure that you visit them all. We will let you know tomorrow evening which were the ‘lucky’ blogs and 2 winners will be drawn at random from all the comments that were left on those 2 blogs.   Each winner will get the 2 sets of clear stamps and also 6 rubber stamps of their choice from the new designs.

For my card today I have used Kitten Cuddles and if you look real close you will see I have used the new stitches stamps around the image which I have stamped in the palest of pink inks.

The papers are Nitwit Collections Great Expectations kit and the flowers – Cottage rose, cherry blossoms and 15mm roses are all from Wild Orchid Crafts, as is the seam binding.

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Here's a list of all the blogs taking part  ...and remember you will need to visit them all to have the best chance of winning;
Ideas to Inspire blog
Anne 
Dawny P 
Dena 
Elise 
Fleur 
Gretha 
Lou  
Mindy 
Moni 
Pops
and me!

I will be back later tonight with another blog hop card, this one for Whimsy Stamps

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Sunday, 27 January 2013

Weekly Candy Winner

The winner of the Papier Mache reindeer is

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Congratulations, please email me your address so I can pop your prize in the post. Please put Reindeer candy in the subject line.

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The Ribbon Girls Magnolia Only Challenge

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The lovely girls at The Ribbon Girl invited me to be on their new Magnolia Only challenge team and today see’s the start of the first challenge.  The theme is ribbon and lace so nice and easy.

And there’s two fab prizes up for grabs, a £10 voucher from The Ribbon Girl and also a Love is in the air stamp

And here’s what I have come up with, using papers from my scraps cupboard.  I have used 9mm pale pink/white spot organza ribbon, 20mm scallop venise white lace, 20mm roses, sweetheart blossoms, heart pin

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Coloured with copics and pencils, with stickles and liquid pearls added

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And the inside finished off. 

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I will be putting this card along with a few others in me Etsy Shop later today

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Saturday, 26 January 2013

Whimsy Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to Day 4 of Whimsy Stamps January Rubber & Die Release Showcase!

On Wednesday (23 January) Whimsy Stamps released this month's new rubber designs, Shapeology dies, Whimsy Designer Paper packs, Shape EZ templates and *new* Whimsy Prints pre-coloured toppers. From then until 29 January 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 30 January. To take a peek at today's fabulous new release creations, please click on the links below... INSERT LIST OF PARTICIPATING DT – REFER TO DATABASE IN DT YAHOO GROUP Remember that the entire new release is available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites.

For my card today I have used the gorgeous Bella Sole Collecting Daisies  and also a sentiment from the new Everyday Sliders 1 set.  As always Ann Vento does the most amazing sentiment sets. Smile

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I have used copics and pencils to colour the image

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And finished off the inside.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts15mm roses, cherry blossoms and 40mm wild rosebev-rochester-whimsy-bella-sole-collecting-daisies2

To take a peek at today's fabulous new release creations, please click on the links below...

Ann Vento
Colleen Schaan
Deb Routledge
Gail Lass (GDT)
Michele Roos
and me!

If you would like to join us as our Guest Designer for our March 2013 release please go to our Guest Designer Contest page to read all about how to enter. Entries close at 12.00pm (EST) on Wednesday 30 January 2013.

 

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Friday, 25 January 2013

Weekly candy–something a bit different

The lovely peeps at Homecrafts Direct have given me a pair of Deer - 2D Papier Mache to give away.  Aren’t they fab!!  I am going to coat mine in German Glass Glitter ready for next Christmas – oh the bling!!!

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Entry is open to all, and I will post worldwide

Under the moonlight

Here’s one of the samples I did for the Lili of the Valley release that was launched on Monday, this is Under the Moonlight and is one of the 6 romantic couples stamps.
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I have used Bildmalarna paper – this is from the Welcome Baby collection and I thought it was just perfect for this stamp.  A few flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and some satin ribbon finished off the card.
 
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Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Whimsy Stamps January release

Welcome to the Whimsy Stamps January 2013 rubber stamp and die release!

Today, Whimsy Stamps is releasing 22 fantastic new Rubber Stamps & Stamp Sets, 5 wonderful new Whimsy Shapeology Dies, a fabulous new Shape EZ by TLC template, a beautiful Whimsy Designer Paper 6x6 pack, and 2 stunning new Whimsy Prints Collection. These new goodies are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites. From today until 29 January, the Whimsy DT and our Special January Guest, Gail Lass, 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 30 January) a 'Release Round-Up' will be posted on the Whimsy blog 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:

If you would like to join us as our Guest Designer for our March 2013 release please go to our Guest Designer Contest page to read all about how to enter. Entries close at 12.00pm (EST) on Wednesday 30 January 2013.

Finally, here is a full reveal of the wonderful January 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!

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4 Crissy Armstrong rubber stamps Bart on St Paddy’s Day ~ Party Pig ~ Wind Beneath my Wings ~ Young Spring Fairy 4 Elisabeth Bell rubber stamps Bella Sole Collecting Daisies ~ Floraline ~ Polly Picnic ~ Tilly’s Flowers
4 Kenny K rubber stamps Farmer’s Daughter ~ Frieda Flapper ~ Handyman ~ Happy Hour
2 Meljen's Designs rubber stamps Cupcake Mouse ~ Teacup Mouse
 
1 Sylvia Zet rubber stamp Dreamy Dragon
 
3 Cute 2 Ink Rubber stamp sets Furry Friendship ~ Happy Birthday To You ~ Love and Hugs

4 Raindrop Echo Designs rubber stamp sets Everyday Sliders 1 ~ Friends & Family Mini Postage Stamp ~ Simply Everyday Greetings ~ You’re Invited

 

 

5 Shapeology dies Slider 1 ~ Balloon Cluster ~ Swirly Balloon Border ~ Lace Doily Corner 1 ~ Lace Doily Corner 2

 

6x6 Paper Stack In The Garden 24 sheets per pack - 12 designs, 2 of each printed on heavy weight slightly textured papers. Acid and Lignin free.

Shape EZ by TLC template Ice Cream Cone
Whimsy Prints Love and Friendship (Elisabeth Bell) ~ Sweet Valentine (Crissy Armstrong) The "Whimsy Prints Collection" are beautiful sets of hand-colored images which have been digitally reproduced and die-cut into various shapes. The "Love and Friendship" pack contains 3 sets 4 images illustrated by Elisabeth Bell and hand-coloured by Simonne Clay. The "Sweet Valentine" pack contains 3 sets of 4 images illustrated and hand-coloured by Crissy Armstrong. Whimsy Prints are printed on 100lb premium coated paper and professionally die-cut leaving smooth edges. Each pack contains 12 die-cut printed toppers.
 
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy our new release!
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