Friday, 22 May 2015

Happy Birthday to me

Good morning blogland, I know I'm not normally here on a Wednesday but today is a rather special Wednesday. "Why is that?" I hear you ask, well it is my birthday! Yep I'm another year older, not sure about the wiser bit though! lol So today will be spent eating strawberries and ice cream, drinking champers, listening to my favourite tunes of the moment, that will be Olly Murs, Robbie Williams and Meghan Trainor. And maybe doing to odd bit of crafting!!!

Anyhoo to celebrate this rather special day the fabulous Nikky Hall has been really generous and given me a CD to give away! So up for grabs today is the Work & Play Collection 8 - Feel The Music and it is the BONUS edition.
This CD is crammed to the brim with so much loveliness, there's sure to be more than one person you know who would love to receive a card or home decor item made with this. Here are a few things I have made with the same collection.










See you can go pink and girly or grungy for the lads!

So what do you have to do to be in with a chance to win this? 
1st I'd like for you to follow my blog, and then to follow the Polkadoodles and Digi Choosday blogs. And finally leave me a comment below this post. It's as simple as that. I'll leave this to run for a month to give everyone a chance to enter and then I'll announce the winner here. So be sure to pop back and check to see if it is you!

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

CAS

Happy choosday everyone. I hope you had a fabulous weekend, I had a lovely time with my family celebrating my birthday. Did you see my giveaway above? Get entering for your chance to win the fab CD.
Over at the Digi Choosday blog this week our new challenge is CAS, which mean Clean and Simple. This is a hard one for me as I love to use embellies and dies on my cards, so I had to sit on my hands lol.
The image is Miss Charlotte from the Rose Budd download Collection. The collection is also available as a CD HERE. Miss Charlotte is also available as a clear stamp HERE. I have coloured her with my Graph'It Markers. I've used a Tattered Lace Embossing folder to create the background and just added some ribbon and gold cherries from my stash.

Friday, 24 April 2015

Ribbons & Lace

It's time for a new challenge over at the Graph'It Markers colouring challenge blog, and that challenge is Ribbons and Lace. This two week challenge is being sponsored by the fabulous Sami Stamps and I'm using the really cute Covered In Kitties image. Here is my make.

The Graph'It Markers I have used are:
Skin: 4120, 4120, 4150, 3210, 4135, 4145
Top: 7210, 7220, 7240
Trousers: 6120, 6130, 6140
Hair: 9101, 9102, 9103, 9104

The papers are from the Lily Of The Valley Timeless Victorian paper stack.
The sentiment is from My Craft Studio
The flowers and leaves are from Heartfelt Creations.

Not a square card

Good morning all, today there is a new challenge starting over at Polkadoodles, and that challenge is to make anything but a square card.
Here is my make:
I used a Tattered Lace die to create the card shape and mats and layers. The backing paper is from the Work and Play collection 2. I have used the lovely Rose stamp set from one of the Pen and Paper circle mags. I stamped one of the foliage stamps around the paper to create a border. I stamped the rose onto some patterned paper from the Work and Play collection 2 four times and cut out and used foam pads to give it dimension. I then stamped the leaves onto some paper from the same collection and cut and mounted those onto 3D foam too. I then stamped the sentiment from the stamp set and matted it onto some more of the paper.

Here is a close up of the rose to show the 3D.

I'm entering this into the following challenge:


Thursday, 23 April 2015

Tattered Lace

I want to share with you today a card I made for the Tattered Lace Dies Blog



To create the card blank I used the largest of the Tattered Lace Essentials Oval dies. I then used the next size down in the Ovals dies to cut a piece of white card. I embossed that piece of card with the Tattered Lace Script embossing folder. I used a distress ink to lightly ink the edges. I used the Spinning Flower die to cut two flowers out, I also inked these with the distress ink. I glued one flower on top of the other and used the Chrystal Glitter on the centre flower and glued to the centre of the card. Finally I used the bow maker to make a double bow using some Embellishment Attic gold organza ribbon and glued this to the bottom of the card.

Pop over to the blog HERE to see more beautiful creations from the rest of the team.


Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Spots & Dots

Happy Choosday everyone!
Before I share my Digi Choosday make with you I wanted to  let you know that the fabulous Nikky Hall will be on Create and Craft tomorrow, 22nd April (which also happens to be my birthday) at 10am with a fabulous product called Stampbord™ If you love the product but have always thought it was expensive you NEED to watch as the price that Premium Craft Brands are bringing it to you is unbelievable! If you've never heard of it you need to watch as I'm sure you'll fall in love with it!

Now onto this weeks Digi Choosday challenge. The theme we have chosen for this week is "Spots and Dots" Now who doesn't love polkadots? I do for sure and here is my make.
The image, Octavia wash day, and all the embellishments and sentiments are from the Octavia Moonfly collection. Octavia is coloured with my Graph'It Markers. The papers are from the Cherryblossom Lane collection.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:


Friday, 17 April 2015

Flower Power

Good morning. Today I'm here with some mid challenge inspiration for the Graph'It Markers colouring challenge blog. The challenge which started last week is Flower Power. Sweet Pea Stamps are sponsoring us for this 2 week challenge and the image I have used is ching chou kuik's Dark Lilies.
The Graph'It Markers I have used are:
Skin: 4120, 4125, 4150, 4135, 4145, 3210
Purples: 6130, 6140, 6170
Greens: 7210, 7220, 7240
Hair: 9100, 9101, 9102, 9103

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Pink & Pretty

Good morning everyone, it's nearly the weekend and I hope you all have a fabulous relaxing one. It's time for some mid challenge inspiration over at the Polkadoodles blog today, and here is my make.

The image, papers, embellishments and sentiment are all from the Work and Play 10, Country Life, digi download collection. This is also available as a CD HERE or as smaller download bundles HERE.
I have coloured the image with the following Graph'It Markers:
Skin: 4120, 4125, 4135, 4145, 3210

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Pearls and Gems

Good morning and Happy Choosday everyone. Did you manage to catch Nikky Hall on C&C yesterday with the fabulous new collection? If not why not go to the Create & Craft website and watch the show.
Now onto todays new challenge over at the Digi Choosday blog. For this challenge we want you to use Pearls & Gems, how easy is that! Here is my make for this challenge.
The image, papers, embellishments and sentiment are all from the Work & Play 10, Country Life, digi download collection. This is also available as a CD HERE or as smaller download bundles HERE.
I have coloured the image with the following Graph'It Markers:
Skin: 4120, 4125, 4135, 4145, 3210
Greens: 7280, 7260, 7240



Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Use at least one die

Happy Choosday everyone! Today over at the Digi Choosday blog we have a new challenge for you which is "Use at least one die" and here is my make.
The image is from the fabulous Eden collection from Polkadoodles, as are the papers and embellishments. She is coloured in with my Graph'It Markers. I have used a Tattered Lace  over the edge die to create the card blank and a Spellbinders die for to 2 die cut butterflies.

Before I go I need to let you know Nikky Hall will be on Create & Craft on the 13th April with a stunning, brand new, never seen before collection! You will not want to miss it believe me!

I am entering this into the following challenges: