Sunday, 31 August 2008

Whiff of Joy Guardian Angel / Challenge Combo

I've done a triple this morning, three challenges with this card he he. I've used one of the new Guardian Angel stamps by Whiff of Joy and they are being released on Wednesday 3rd September, so keep yer eyes peeled next week girls lol. Elisabeth and Katharina you've hit the jackpot with the new stamps - I really can't pick a favourite.

I'm entering this card in A Spoonful of Sugar 3 different ribbons challenge, Dutch Dare card for a girl challenge and Sketch Saturday - another fantabulous sketch by Jo (I just love working with her sketches - each one works so well, thanks Jo!)

I have used one of the Guardian Angel stamps by Whiff of Joy which I've coloured with Distress Inks and Twinkling H2O's (again!) I have applied Stickles glitter to her wings for a bit of bling.
Mod DP (who says Blue and green should never be seen - love these papers!!)
Flowers (blue from Poppicrafts, green I just punched a scrap of green paper and ran over the back with a ball tool to give shape)
Brads are Papermania, spacers from stash, tag is that old Sizzix Bookplates Gelly-O again with a computer generated sentiment, and ribbons from Hobbycrafts

Thanks for looking,

Sarah Kay challenge 9 - Purple and Green

Amanda set the challenge this week to use purple and green. I struggled with this as it's not my usual colours but loved the end result so will definitely be using this colour combo again. Thanks Amanda for making me think outside the box!! Please go take a look at the other fab DT cards.

I used the Sarah Kay Roses Garden image coloured with distress inks and Twinkling H2O's, the sentiment is a HOTP stamp from a QVC kit.
Papers are DCWV
Flowers are Prima

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Saturday, 30 August 2008

Whiff of Joy DT/Cute Card Thursday/Friday Sketchers

Oh my gosh!!! My new rubbah - The Guardian Angels and Oakley - arrived all the way from Switzerland today - I was jumping up and down so much I nearly caused an earthquake lol. I've run out of Ez Mount and rang around all the local craft shops to see who had some in stock and no-one did - shock, horror and hysteria!! I've ordered some from Joanna Sheen but it won't be here till next week some time. Umm no way am I waiting till then so I had to ink this little baby up with no mount lol. The lovley Rach has come to my rescue and dashed round to the post office to post me some to tide me over - thank you so much sweetie mwah xxxxx.

How seriously CUTE is this stamp - love it!!! I'm entering this card in two challenges, Cute Card Thursday In the Water and Friday Sketchers # 17

Image is by Whiff of Joy - not sure what his "posh" name is lol, but Katharina will have these little babies up on the website soon, so keep on checking! He's coloured with distress inks and Twinkling H2O's. The sentiment is one I did on my computer. I paper pieced the bath with a scrap of paper that I found lying on my desk that matched perfectly - don'tcha just love it when that happens lol.
Papers are DCWV Retro Stack
Ribbon is from Ribbon Oasis and Dainty Supplies
Card stock is Stampin Up! Chocolate Chip and Certainly Celery
Zoomz are from Stamp Galaxy

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Whiff of Joy - Sketches by {Tamara} and a little toot lol

Last month Tamara off Sketches by {Tamara} asked me if I would like to be a Guest Designer for her challenge blog. Umm it took me all of 5 seconds to say yes please lol. If you've not tried one of Tamara's sketches pop over and take a look.

I chose her Sketch #3 - an oldie but a goodie. Tamara's sketches are fab, they are clean and simple and let the stamp do the talking so when I started designing a card, I knew that the whopper of a stamp Charlotte and Sledge would be perfect for the card. It's the perfect size for a 7 x 5 card and looks good on an A5 card as well. I didn't think the card needed too many embellies (what!!! you say - she's eased up on the embellies, she must be poorly or mad!) but I think less is more with this stamp. Don't you just love that reindeer's cute little face!

I coloured Charlotte and Sledge from Whiff of Joy with distress inks and twinkling H2O's.
The sentiment is from Elzybells stamps (I love her sentiment stamps)
Paper is HOTP (from a QVC kit) as are the believe and joy stamps
The tiny tags are Sizzix Gelly-O bookrings die
The snowflakes are a Woodware punch
I think the ribbon is SU but can't remember, sorry (it's my age you know lol)

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More awards

I've received two awards today this one from the wonderfully talented Rach - thank you so much hunny.

Rules for the JAVABLU AWARD:
1. The winner can put the logo on their blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 5 other blogs.
4.Before listing the nominees give a brief reason why you chose them
5. Put links of those blogs on yours.
6. Leave a message on the blogs you have nominated

So, I am passing this on to
Chris, Sandra, Kim, Deb and Han - who's work is totally amazing!! (Just wish I could pass it on to more, there are so many inspirational crafters out there)

I also received this one from Joanne - thank you so much sweetie, I'm honoured to receive this from you.

I have already received this award so won't pass it on again

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Friday, 29 August 2008

New Whiff of Joy stamps release date!!!

Oh my goodness!! The official release date for the new Whiff of Joy collections "Willow & Oakley" and "Guardian Angel" designed by the wonderful Elisabeth Bell is Wednesday, 3rd September.

Make sure to set yourself a reminder - these little darlings are going to sell out fast!!! They are just too gorgeous for words.

There's more info on Katharina's blog.

Thanks for looking,

Zoe has some blog candy up for grabs

Zoe is giving away some fabulous blog candy, so pop over to her blog and make sure you're in the running for the prize!

She also has a brilliant challenge blog - Crafty Monkeys - especially for children up to the age of 16. She's had some brilliant challenges on with fab prizes too so all the children out there that are cardmakers ... raid your mum's stash and enter some of the challenges *U*

Thanks for looking,

Thursday, 28 August 2008

Charlie with his snowballs - Cutie Sunday challenge

I've been playing with my new rubbah this afternoon, did I say I love these stamps lol. I'm entering this one in the Cutie Sunday challenge - the sketch is fab!! I've tweaked it a bit and gone for snowflakes instead of scrolls in the top corner - not sure if Charlie would look good with scrolls lol. I think my camera is playing up as the colours are just not right - the "yellow" is actually an old gold IRL. I'll try and photograph it in the daylight tomorrow and see if I can get a closer colour match to the card.

I've used Charlie with Snowballs from Whiff of Joy coloured with Prismacolors and H2O's, sentiment is HOTP. Papers are Dovecraft Winter Wonderland, snowflakes are punched with Woodware punches and a Sizzix die as is the buckle. Ribbon is from Hobbycraft. Candy cane charm from my fab friend Karen.

Thanks for looking,

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Whiff of Joy Angel Charlotte does Papertake Weekly

Oooh I was so excited yesterday as my DT kit from the lovely Katharina arrived. The stamps are even better than I thought they would be and are such a "joy" to colour - in fact Charlotte practically coloured herself lol. I'm putting this into the Papertake Weekly challenge, A stitch in time.

I was hoping to get this posted this morning but have been decorating - eeeewwww! I HATE gloss paint (even more now that I had to waste time doing that instead of playing with my new rubbah!) Apologies for the quality of the photograph, for some reason this card has been the very devil to get a decent shot of. The sentiment is not smudged as is showing in the photo and the colours are not as rich as they are IRL, it's the bum photographer!!

Angel Charlotte stamp from Whiff of Joy coloured with Distress Inks and H2O's, SU sentiment
Paper - DCWV from last Christmas
Snowflakes are an assortment of Sizzix dies and Woodware punches.

I have also received this award from the lovely Cazz and Anne Marie thank you so much hunnies xx

I have to pass this on to 5 people so am passing it on to

Kim, Sandra, Chris, Sally and Rach

Thanks for looking,

Monday, 25 August 2008

Sarah Kay roses garden - Sketch Saturday challenge

Another fabulous sketch done by Joanne this week on Sketch Saturday. She also has a DT call, so if you're interested you will need to make two cards using her sketch - pop over and take a look.

Sarah Kay roses garden coloured with Distress Inks and H2O's, sentiment is Stampin Up! from the Happy Everything set
Paper is by Dovecraft but I've no idea which pack as I threw the cover sheet away doh! (Thanks TracieJane for putting me out of my misery lol - the pack is called Amethyst - Floral Prints)
Scalloped scissors and 1/16th hole punch from Martha Stewart to create the ribbon mat.
Rest of stuff from stash.

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New Kadoodle stamps are out

Sandra's new designs are out and they are just too cute!!! They are available from the Craft Barn now. Don't you just love that little lion!!

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LaPashe Christmas sheets now on sale

The LaPashe Christmas sheets are being launched on Create & Craft today at 5pm. There are six sets in this series and they are fab! I loved the rich colours and the days gone by feel to them.

These are all A5 cards so really quick and easy to do - in fact I did all six cards in an afternoon. I glittered the snow (well, a girl's gotta have a bit of bling at Christmas lol)

The sheets are available from Create & Craft and also from Imag-e-nation

Thanks for looking,

Sarah Kay - Fanny's Cuddle

I needed to make a quick card last night for a friend's birthday so used the Stamp with Sarah Kay challenge sketch. This also fits in with the Stamp Something challenge which is birthdays. Another two challenges done - yay.

Sarah Kay Fanny's Cuddle stamp coloured with Distress inks and Twinkling H2O's, HOTP sentiment
Papers are K & Co
Flowers are a combo of Prima, Michaels Wedding Confetti and punched (stamped first then punched and shaped)
Pearls are from my fab friend Sally
Charms are from Mei Flower

Thanks for looking,

Sunday, 24 August 2008

Sarah Kay weekly challenge 8

It's another fab sketch on the Sarah Kay weekly challenge blog. Please go take a look at the DT cards - they are once again amazing!! I think I love sketch challenges the most, it's amazing how different every card is following the same sketch.

Sarah Kay image coloured with Prismacolors and Twinkling H2O's, HOTP sentiment stamp
Papers are (yep you guessed it lol) K & Co.
Martha Stewart Lace Doiley punch (bought from Martha Stewart )

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Saturday, 23 August 2008

Hanglar & Stanglar Strawberry Girl

Isn't she just adorable sat there with her strawberry! I've managed another combo today - 5 this time he he.

Friday Sketchers has a gorgeous sketch by Carole (I'll be using this lots I think), Dutch Dare is to make a get well card, Cute Card Thursday is to make a bright card (and I need my shades for this one lol), Whachadoin' Wednesday is to make a card with sparkle (check out them flowers lol) and Arty Girlz is to add shapes to your creation and I think this qualifies because of the different shapes on the matting and the sentiment tag.

Hanglar & Stanglar Smultronflicka coloured with Prismacolors and Twinkling H2O's
Sentiment is from Clever Cuts
Tag is Sizzix Bookplates Gelly O die
Scalloped border is punched with the Martha Stewart Doily Lace punch (LOVE IT!!)
Papers are My Minds Eye
Ribbon from Sarah's Cards (and was part of the challenge prize that I won a few weeks back)
Flowers, brads, spacers and charm from stash

Thanks for looking,

Sneak Peek

The new LaPashe series is going to be released on Monday 25th August at 5pm live on Create and Craft. I was so excited when I received my DT package - Jak these are the best yet!! Here's a sneak peek of what's coming!!! To peek some more take a look at Jak's, Toni's and Karens blogs.

Thanks for looking,

Thursday, 21 August 2008

Kadoodle DT / Amelia on Swing - Spoonful of Sugar Challenge

Loved the sketch that Debbie did for the Spoonful of Sugar challenge this week, and you can use any stamp too, so I inked up Amelia for this one. It's just a very quick card, I lost track of time whilst out walking the dogs and was out for hours lol.

Now I'm off to clean my mucky craft room - looks like a bomb site!!

Ameila on Swing stamp by Kadoodle (available from the Craft Barn) coloured with Distress inks and H2O's, HOTP sentiment
Papers are a mix of DCWV Retro and HOTP (QVC kit last year)
Flowers are a mix of Prima, Poppicrafts and Michaels wedding confetti (thanks again Sally, the blue are just gorgeous!)

Thanks for looking,

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Whiff of Joy - DT news

Oh my word!!! I am walking around in a daze, will someone please pinch me lol!!

The lovely Katharina from Whiff of Joy Stamps has asked me to be on her design team. Of course it took me all of 5 seconds to think about it before I accepted lol. I am overjoyed at being able to work with the other wonderfully gifted ladies on the design team.

Thanks so much for the opportunity Katharina, I am thrilled to bits!!

Thanks for looking,

Sugar Nellie Pen Pal does Papertake Weekly

The more I use stamps designed by Elisabeth Bell the more I love them! I decided to use Pen Pal for this weeks Papertake Weekly challenge which is a fabulous sketch by the very talented Katharina. If you've not seen her blog you're missing out big time lol.

Image - Sugar Nellies PenPal by Funkykits coloured with distress inks and H2O's, sentiment by Cuddly Buddly
Papers - K & Co
Embellies from stash

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Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Edwin is Cold as Ice

Another Crimbo card done, yay!! This one is for the Tilda & Co challenge - Cold as Ice where only blue and white can be used. Well I fess up to using brown for his hair and shoes and lantern with a touch of yellow. Don't think Edwin would look too grand with blue hair lol.

Magnolia Edwin stamp coloured with Distress Inks and Twinklers (H2O's), sentiment those HOTP's again
Papers - Dovecraft Winter Wonderland (again)
Snowflakes are Ellison Thin Cuts sparkle die and Woodware/Dovecraft punches
Brrr sentiment is from a Sizzlets Xmas set

Thanks for looking,

More awards and a tag

I've received this award from Debbie and Sandra. Thank you so much sweeties.

I have also been tagged by Debbie and Valems:

Here are the rules:
* If you are tagged, you must firstly post the rules:
* Write 7 strange characteristics about yourself. They interest us all!
* Tag 6 other people at the end of your Post.
* Visit everyone that you have tagged and leave a comment on their blog to let them know that they have been tagged. So here are my seven strange characteristics:

1. I am a loner (believe it or not)
2. I LOATHE shopping (unless it's craft shopping) and can't remember when last I went into town.
3. I am addicted to Thornton's Fruit Rock (hence the continuous dentist appointments)
4. I am the most impatient person on the planet.
5. I have an extremely short temper.
6. I don't have many friends - I wonder why lol but those that are my friends are stuck with me for life.
7. I hate Chinese food, love curries (so I'm one hot mama lol).

I will pop back later with who I am going to tag

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Monday, 18 August 2008

Sugar Nellie Sweet 'n Sassy does four

Yep, my favourite stamp has done me proud today lol. I've managed to combine 4 sketches with the card.

Stamp Something's challenge is summer and I think she looks so summery
Sketch Saturday is a gorgeous sketch again - Jo does some brilliant sketches
This Thursday is colour obsession and I am obsessed with burgundy, green and red (I still find it difficult to make a card without green lol)
SUInk Whachdoin Wednesday's challenge is Cuttlebug embossing. It's their first challenge this week so pop over and take a look - we're all Cuttlebug embossing addicts right??

Stamps: Sugar Nellie Sweet 'n Sassy from Funkykits (coloured with Prismacolors), sentiment is HOTP from a QVC kit last year - ink is Stampin Up! Purely Pomegranate (love it!!)
Papers: My beloved K & Co (a real oldie too)
Cardstock: All from Papermill Shop
Flowers: Prima from Cuddly Buddly, brads brass findings and fine gold cord from stash

Thanks for looking,