Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Whiff of Joy Preview - Spoonful of Sugar Challenge

Firstly apologies for the bad picture, I just couldn't get the lighting right tonight (serves me right for moving things around!!) I'll take another picture tomorrow once my hubby has sorted my lighting mess for me lol.

This is another of Katharina's gorgeous fantabulous new release stamps! Isn't Willow just gorgeous!!! I love the sentiment too, another one of Katharina's gorgeous stamps! Wait till you see all the sentiments, you won't know which one to use first!!!! Don't forget they go on sale on the 4th October.

I'm entering this in the Spoonful of Sugar challenge, which is such a stunning sketch by Camilla - I love it and have already made another card using it lol.

Whiff of Joy image coloured with Prismacolors
Papers are DCVW Nanna's Nursery
Flowers - Poppicrafts and Prima
Papermania brads
Border punch - Martha Stewart Lace Doily punch
Pearls from Sally

Check out my side bar for news of more blog candy - Fran has some up for grabs this week and you so don't want to miss it!!

Thanks for looking,

Monday, 29 September 2008

Whiff of Joy blog candy and blog candy from Jeanette

Donalda has some blog candy up for grabs - Charlotte riding a reindeer, such a cute stamp so get yourself over to her blog and enter to be in with a chance of winning this fab stamp

Jeanette also has some delish blog candy up for grabs to celebrate 10,000 hits.

Thanks for looking,

Whiff of Joy preview and 2 challenge combo

Don't you just love this little guy - as soon as I opened my DT package from Katharina and saw Charlie all dressed to kill I just had to ink him up. James Bond eat your heart out!! Isn't this stamp just the perfect image for a mans card - see I told you so lol.

I am entering this card in the Dutch Dare challenge - make a card for a man and also the OCC challenge which is stitching.

I have a couple more previews to post but need to finish the cards off properly first - hope to get them all posted tomorrow.

Whiff of Joy Charlie coloured with distress inks and H2O's
Papers are HOTP
Sentiment is a Studio G stamp
Stars are a Sizzix die.

Don't forget to check out the other DT members blogs for more previews, they have all outdone themselves, fantastic cards girlies!!!

Thanks for looking,

Sunday, 28 September 2008

Another challenge combo AND!! Whiff of Joy stamps are back in stock!!

I had to post this!! I've just been checking out Whiff of Joy website and all your favourites that were sold out are back in stock so go and fill your boots here girlies!! Don't forget the release date for the new stamps is the 4th October and from tomorrow the DT will be releasing cards made with some of the new stamps. I love them!! Mens cards are so difficult but these new babies will make it so much easier ...... so keep watching.

Now, for another challenge combo - I'm starting to catch up a little. This card is for the ABC challenge which is J = Jewels this week and believe me I don't think I could have fitted any more jewels on this card lol. I used the sketch on Stamp with Sarah Kay this week, it's a brilliant sketch and one I will use again and again.

Sarah Kay stamp from The Hobby House coloured with distress inks and H2O's
Those delish Heidi Grace papers are also from The Hobby House
Flowers - mostly just punches which I have stamped with a script stamp and moulded with a ball tool.
Sentiment stamp is from the HOTP Xmas kit off QVC and punched with a Stampin Up Word Window punch
Brads are Papermania
Pearls are from Sally
Corner is a Stampin Up punch

Thanks for looking,

Sarah Kay Challenge - True Blue

This weeks challenge is True Blue and the DT cards are just gorgeous! This is another very quick card literally thrown together early yesterday morning. I had planned on stitching but ran out of time.

Image - A Kiss for Chloe from The Hobby House is coloured with distress inks and H2O's, sentiment is Stampin Up and is punched out with the Word Window punch (also SU)
Papers are K & Co
Pearls are from Sally
Rhinestone flower is from Dainty Supplies, flowers are Prima (also from the Hobby House)
Corner punch is EK Success Iron Eagle
Brads, charm and lace from stash.

Thanks for looking,

3 Challenge Combo

I'm back!! I think I need counselling after not being able to craft for a WHOLE WEEK lol. My craft room is all done, my lovely hubby made such a brilliant job and I now have loads of storage and everything has a place. You would not believe what I threw out - the wheelie bin is full and it was only emptied on Friday. Our Ben's school is going to love him on Monday as there is piles and piles of stuff (most of it new and unopened) that he can take in for the bairns to use.

Right, seeing as I am so behind, I managed to make a card last night and am combining three challenges with it:
I used the fab Ismaki sketch this week, the charms fulfil the Spoonful of Sugar challenge and Cute Card Thursday is sparkles - well I think Santa's beard more than fulfills that criteria lol.

Apologies for the bad photo, my light box is not yet set up and the pic looks really dark - the card is much brighter IRL

I used Rubber Stampede Santa Collage stamp, coloured with distress inks.
Snowflake stamp is Hero Arts
Papers and sentiment is from a HOTP Christmas kit (QVC last year)
Scallop border is the Threading Water punch

Thanks for looking,

Friday, 26 September 2008

Whiff of Joy sneak peeks

Don't forget the Whiff of Joy guest DT call ends soon, check out Katharina's blog.

Woohoo!! MORE new rubbah is coming your way soon ...........

Here's a couple of sneak peeks that are going to be released on the 4th October (hoo boy! That's gonna be a looooooong wait lol).

Have you ever seen anything as gorgeous as this Angel boy - the expression on his little face is just too precious!!! Ooooh I can't wait!!!

And as for Charlie, well isn't this just the perfect stamp! Men's cards are soooo hard to make and just think what you could do with this little baby. Congrats cards, birthdays, New Year, the list is endless!

So, keep an eagle eye on all the DT members blogs for more sneak peaks and even some cards made with these new babies. Links are in the side bar

Thanks for looking,

Thursday, 25 September 2008

A bad blogger and some candy

No candy from me lol, but I need to apologise for being such a bad blogger this week and to thank you all for your comments, I am trying to visit as many blogs as I can tonight and will hopefulle be up to date by the weekend. My craft room is almost put back to rights, just waiting for two new cupboards to be fitted and a set of drawers assembled so I can put my stamps away. I have had such withdrawal symptoms (I;ve been walking around like a bear with a sore head lol) and can't wait to get a card made again.

Now to the blog candy - Michelle from Donkey Smiles is offering the most amazing blog candy for hitting 25,000 visitors so get yourself over to her blog and enter if you haven't already. I've not seen such adorable stamps like those on offer - totally too cute!!

Thanks for looking,

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Whiff of Joy Challenge 1

Woohoo - how cool does it feel to be posting this!! We're up and running with our first challenge which is a spectacular sketch by the very talented Katharina from Whiff of Joy.

I do hope you will join in with the challenge - the prizes, yes plural!!! are fantastic so please pop over and take a peek. And if you think this weeks prizes are good, just you wait to see what's on offer next week!

Whoops, just noticed the strawberry charm is skew whiff in the photo - serves me right for not checking (but I have a good excuse - my hubby is reorganising my craft room and everything is upside down - I had about an hour to make this card, sat on the top step working on my lap so please forgive the pic!!!) I can't believe just how much stuff I have (she says whilst blushing beetroot ). My bedroom is full, the spare bedroom is full, as is the landing, the bathroom and a large portion of the garage. How on earth I am ever going to find anything after this is beyond me.

The Whiff of Joy image - Melinda Reading is coloured with Distress Inks and Twinkling H2O's.
Papers are my beloved K & Co (again)
Pearls are from Sally (who has new stocks in!!!)
Flowers are Prima and Poppicrafts
Sentiment is Stampin Up
Gold findings are from my stash
Doily is from a RAK

Thanks for looking,

Monday, 22 September 2008

We have a winner!!

I had to work late tonight so Ben was unable to draw the winner. Sooo, I used a random generator - Truly Random Number Generator/Picker, and number 33 is the winner.

Blogger Lynsey said...

Hi Bev
That blog candy looks fantastic! I will put a link on my blog and keeping my fingers and toes crossed!
Hugs Lynsey :)

Congratulations Lynsey, please email me (link in the side bar) with your address so I can get your prize off to you in time to enter the first Whiff of Joy challenge lol.

Thanks for looking,

Sunday, 21 September 2008

Creative CD Cases - SarahKay challenge 12

When I saw the challenge was to do something with a CD case my heart sunk to my boots. I did not have a clue what I was going to do however, 2Peasinabucket came to my rescue and I went with making a calendar (and to be honest really enjoyed making it, so much so that I am going to complete the project and do a page for the rest of next year. I think it will look quite good sitting on my desk at work lol)

Please go and take a look at the rest of the DT's work - so creative and inventive.

Image coloured with Distress Inks and H2O's (as ever!)
Paper is from the new Forever Friends range
Sentiment is a rub on
Calendar was downloaded from here

Thanks for looking,

Friday, 19 September 2008

Forever Friends

Don't you just love these stamps!! I can see me buying them all lol. I've done this card for Cute Card Thursday challenge which is food, and Dutch Dare challenge which is no square edges on your card.

The papers are from the Winter Wonderland Collection that I got from The Hobby House. The images are coloured with Distress Inks and H2O's.

Thanks for looking,

Thursday, 18 September 2008

No card today but some fab news!!

There is now a Whiff of Joy challenge blog up and running!! The first challenge starts on Wednesday 24th September! Click on the banner to go to the blog for all the details.

So don't forget to get your Whiff of Joy stamps at the ready - Katharina has done a fantabulous sketch for the first week and you all know how much I love her sketches lol.

Thanks for looking,

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

2 challenges, 2 cards

I've two cards to post tonight, Papertake weekly has another fabulous sketch from Katharina - her sketches ROCK!! I just love working with them and this one is one I will use over and over.

The Sugar Nellie image is from the Hobby House which I coloured with distress inks and H2O's.
Papers are Making Memories Garden Party also from The Hobby House. Their website has a limited range and does not anywhere near show what they have in stock but an email or phone call to Jill will usually have what you want to you by the next day.
Brads, flowers, charms from stash
Ribbon is from my friend Sally.
The border punch is Fiskars Threading Water.

The Spoonful of Sugar challenge is to make a Christmas card so I've done this one and not used any papers!! Must have lost the plot when I started on this one lol. The picture is not a very good one but is the best of a bad bunch. The snowflakes are not showing on the background around the tree.
Creative Expressions tree from The Hobby House stamped in green stazon, Penny Black Carolers (also from The Hobby House ) coloured with distress inks and H2O's. I decorated the tree with Beadazzles, Stickles and peel off jewels. I then popped the hedgies up on foam in front of the tree. The sentiment is an old rub on that I found lurking in a drawer, the ribbon is also from my stash.

I also received this from Roz, together with the sweetest email. Thank you so much hunny, you have made my day *U*

And I received this one from the mega-talented Jacqui - thank you sooo much hunny xx

I need to pass this on, what a job I am going to have to just pick 5 people lol. Okay, here goes:

Camilla, Murielle, Deb, Gill and Kim

Thanks for looking,

It's Candy Time - Whiff of Joy candy!

Katharina has so kindly given her DT members some rubbah to give away as candy, and more tasty candy you would be hard pressed to find especially as this stamp is currently out of stock!!

So, as well as the gorgeous Whiff of Joy Willow with Hot Chocolate, I've added some ribbon, crochet flowers, flowers from Poppicrafts and Michaels wedding confetti to the candy prize.

All you have to do is comment on this post and post a link to this blog candy on your blog.

The candy is open to all and I will ship internationally, so if you don't have a blog, email me at bevscrafts@googlemail.com - the chance to win is open to everyone until Monday 22 September at 6 pm when I will get my grandson Ben to draw the winner again - seeing as he had such fun last time lol.

Non Blog entrants:
Sonja (kircherks); Celine; Sheena Filippeos; Jenny Taylor; Dianne Howarth; Anja Bolarič; Anita Halalax
;Beverley Sabo; Marcia Hill; Beverley Smith; Anne Backman; Susan Durow; Kirsty Boundy; Linda Slattery; Laury Hunt; Carol Arnold; Dell Fagg; Pam Scott; Erica Munore; Gina Wrona; Suzanne Arams; Fiorella;

Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Whiff of Joy DT - Willow with hot chocolate - Ismaki 31

I'm getting into this distressing lark and was even brave enough to *TEAR* some paper! I had to go and lie down in a darkened room, I'm still shaking now at the thought!! I've done this card for this weeks Ismaki challenge and have used this image not only cos I really love it but because ........ it's candy time again. So take a look at the sticky post above for more deets.

I've used Willow with hot chocolate image from Whiff of Joy which I have coloured with distress inks and H2O's
Papers are all Basic Grey (I have stamped the HOTP scrolls on the bottom layer)
Flowers are a mix of Prima and Michaels wedding confetti
Sentiments were done in Word.
Charms are from my stash

Thanks for looking,

Guest DT call & sneak peek


Katharina is looking for the next Guest Design Team member and all you need to do to enter is make a brand new card, project or scrapbooking page following any of Katharina's sketches. You can use any stamp brand you want. Just post your creation on your blog with a link to the Whiff of Joy Guest Designer Call here. The Whiff of JoyGuest Designer Call is open to anybody from anywhere in the world :) and end on the 26.9.2008 8 pm (Katharina's time)

And here's a sneak peek of the upcoming release from Whiff of Joy - isn't she just darling!! I'm loving the snowflakes on her dress!!!

Thanks for looking,

Monday, 15 September 2008

Sarah Kay does 3

I am so behind with the challenges (again I hear you say lol) so have managed to combine 3 challenges with this card. ABC Challenge is Holidays, Cute Card Thursday is Cats/Dogs and Sketch Saturday has another fabulous sketch by the very talented Jo

I have used:
Sarah Kay image which I have coloured with distress inks/Twinkling H2O's
Papers are my beloved K&Co McKenna
Flowers are Prima, Michaels wedding confetti and some I made

Thanks for looking,

Sunday, 14 September 2008

Sarah Kay #11 DT; ABC, Friday Sketchers & Penny Black challenges

This weeks Sarah Kay challenge is to use 3 different designer papers so I went with my trusty K & Co again. I even distressed the edges of the paper - shock!! horror!! ME distress?? And I quite liked the effect lol.
Sarah Kay image coloured with distress inks and twinkling H2O's, sentiment is from a Stampin Up set
Papers all K & Co - Roam 6 x 6 pad
Flowers all Prima, leaves are a woodware punch

Phew, 3 challenges with this card - Penny Black card for a man using no blue (struggled with this one lol), ABC challenge is to make a holiday card and I used this weeks sketch from Friday Sketchers
Penny Black Snowy image coloured with distress inks and H2O's
Papers are last year's - one of the Dovecraft packs
Cyddly buddly sentiment stamp matted on to red glitter card
Snowflakes punched out with Woodware/Dovecraft punches
25th button is from a Papermania chipboard pack that was in a reduced bin at a papercraft show earlier this year - the sheet was reduced to 10p. I love a bargain lol
Corners are done with Stampin Up punches - ticket corner punch and photo corner punch

Thanks for looking,

Saturday, 13 September 2008

Swivel card - Ismaki challenge

I so nearly didn't make this card for the Ismkai challenge - I thought it would be too faffy. Was I ever wrong!! I loved making it so thanks Isa for stretching me lol.

Cuddly Buddly image coloured with Distress Inks and Twinkling H2O's, sentiment is Cuddly Budly too.
Paper is Dovecraft
Gems from Sally

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Whiff of Joy Melinda helping Angel - Spoonful of Sugar 16

Nikki has such a fabulous sketch this week on A Spoonful of Sugar, love it!!

I made the hat-pin using bits and bobs from my beading stash.

I have used Whiff of Joy Melinda helping Angel and coloured her with Distress Inks and Twinkling H2O's
Paper is K&Co
Tag is from the Sizzix Bookplates Gelly O die
Scallop punch is Martha Stewart - Doily Lace Border Punch
Pearls - are from Sally and she has just received new stocks of the most gorgeous colours - mint, lavender, hot pink and lemon - yum!!

Thanks for looking,

Thursday, 11 September 2008

Whiff of Joy DT/Mojo Monday/Papertake Weekly and another award

Have you seen the Mojo Monday sketch yet? It's perfect for the larger stamps and cards so I inked up Willow with Cookies and came up with this for the challenge. I'm entering this in tis weeks Papertake Weekly challenge which is autumn, I think the colours fit perfectly lol.

Whiff of Joy's Willow with Cookies
is colourd with distress inks and H2O's, the sentiment (which is straight IRL!!) is a Stampin Up one. The fame is a Sizzlits window die
Papers are a free download from Shabby Princess
Corner punch is Stampin Up
Zoomz are from Stamp Galazy
Scroll is a Quickuts Flourish die
Large bloom is from Popicrafts, crochet flower (which is not so visciously bright IRL!!!) is one I made

I also recieved this award from Viv, thank you so much sweetie xxx

I've already passed this award on so won't pass it on again but if anyone that visits my blog has not received this please help take it for your blog

Thanks for looking,