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Monday, 28 April 2014

And the winner is....

Good evening everyone, I am here tonight to announce the winner of the tattered lace Lavish Blooms dies from www.crafting.co.uk and the Tattered Lace challenge blog.
I can't believe there were only four of you! Anyway, onto what you are all waiting for, the winner as picked by a random generator is
 
Number 2 which is Lynne Wilson. Congratulation Lynne, your dies will be on there way to you soon. I hope you will be joining in our challenges at the Tattered Lace Challenge Blog

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Exciting news

Good evening everyone, I have some very exciting news to share with you tonight. I have been asked to be part of the new Tattered Lace Challenge blog DT! I'm sure you know by now how much I love these dies from how much I already use them. To check out the new blog click HERE.
And now for some more exciting news, I have been given a full set of Lavish Bloom dies to give away to one lucky follower of my blog and also of the Tattered Lace Challenge blog. So click on those follow links and leave me a comment below. Good luck everyone!
Here a few cards I have made lately using the Tatty Twinkle stamps and Tattered Lace dies.




And one more thing, keep an eye on the TV listings for Create and Craft for something very exciting coming soon.
Good luck everyone.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Digi Choosday challenge week 16

Good morning blogland, I am celebrating my birthday today by doing nothing but crafting all day! My wonderful hubby has bought me an eBosser for my pressie to save my arms aching from winding my Grand Calibur, and I have to say, I love it! It cuts all my Tattered Lace dies perfectly, 1st time through!

So as well as my birthday, it's Tuesday again so you know what that means, it's time for a challenge at Digi Choosday. The challenge this week is "Number It". Here is my card
The image and candle number are from the Digistamp Heaven CD which is full of Emma Canning's images. The papers are from the Work & Play Collection 1. I've used the Dutch Doobadoo Shape Art 1 stencil and some Dutch Doobadoo Denim Jeans - 2 sheets Dark to create the mats and layers. The hearts and small crown are also from Dutch Doobadoo. I have coloured them with Pan Pastels. The large crown is a Sizzix die cut which is cut from Kraft card and coloured with the Rich Gold - Metallic Pan Pastel.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Premium Craft Brands Challenge

I am here again, this time with the challenge at Premium Craft Brands. The challenge this week is "Go Grungey". Here is my project

It started out life as a cheap £1 canvas. I started off by covering it with a cheap emulsion paint. I then mixed some Maimeri Light Modeling Paste with the Orange Pan Pastel and placed the Butterfly caught Mask/stencil 12x12" over the canvas and applied the mix around the outer part and the inner part of the stencil. I then mixed the Orange Extra Dark Pan Pastel into the paste and applied that through the middle part of the stencil. I then used the Dark Orange PP around the edge of the canvas to distress it and the used Black Pan Pastel right at the edge of the canvas. I used the same Pan Pastels to colour the lace, the clay flowers and the stamps, and the paste mixed with the PP's to cover a silver ornament that broke off of a Christmas bauble.

Here are the products I used:

Saturday, 19 April 2014

We Do Doobadoo challenge week 4

It's time for a new challenge over at We Do Doobadoo and it is "Embelish It"
Here is my project
I decided I needed somewhere to keep all my lovely Doobadoo products in so got to work with the little box. I cut the papers down to size and distressed all the edges with ink. I then used some Maimeri Glassy Gel through the Mask/Stencil Art A5 - Squares to give a texture to the papers.

  I then used some Gilding Flakes over the top of Cardboard/Kraft Art A5 - Crowns. I then used the Mask/Stencil Art A5 - Abstract with some Maimeri White Gesso mixed with a Permanent Red - Pan Pastel over the top of some wooden butterflies and glued them on.
Now all my goodies are in one place so I'll never lose them!
Here are the Doobadoo products I have used:


Friday, 18 April 2014

Fab blog candy!

We are celebrating our first birthday at the Graph'It challenge blog challenge so we are offering some amazing candy to one lucky person.
There are dies galore, CD's, stencils, Graph'It markers, paper packs, stamps, punches and tons and tons of goodies anyone would be very lucky to receive! 
So go head over to the Graph'It challenge blog  now for your chance to win!

Graph'It Markers colour challenge week

Good morning, the challenge over at Graph'It Markers this week is to use green greys. Here is my project


The image and paper used on the blackboard are from the fabulous new Work & Play Collection 3.
The colours I have used are:
Skin: 4115, 4155, 4170, 4175, 4135
Hair: 1210, 1230, 3110, 3140, 3180
And the Green Greys for the clothes are: 9203, 9205, 9207

The flags and sentiments are from Stampin Up.

I am entering this into the following challenges:





Polkadoodles challenge week 16

Hello everyone it's time for a new challenge over at Polkadoodles today and the challenge is Easter.
I've take the challenge on with the true meaning of Easter, which for me is all about new beginnings, and here is my project.

I've used the bird house from the Candy Doodles COLLECTORS EDITION CD-Rom, I absolutely adore this CD, it has to be one of my fave ones ever! I've printed out the templates onto the back of papers from the CD that I printed onto card. When I cut them out I added some Weathered Wood Distress ink around the edges of everything.
And so for the theme I have made a little nest out of some tree bark and added it inside the birdhouse with some baby birds in with mummy bird watching over them.

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Digi Choosday challenge week 15

Good morning all it's Tuesday so that means time for another challenge at Digi Choosday. The challenge this week is "Paper Piecing" and here is my project.

The image is Jack the Pirate and can be found here in the Polkadoodles Etsy Store and also Bonbon Belles Double CD Collection the papers I have used for the piecing and backgrounds are from the same CD, as are the embellishments and sentiments. I've added faux stitching around the papers and sentiments.

Friday, 11 April 2014

Polkadoodles challenge week 15

It's time for some mid challenge inspiration over at Polkadoodles for the challenge of "Animals"
I changed my mind quite a few times before I settled on using the Cherryblossom Lane CD Rom Collection as there are so many gorgeous animals on so many PD CD's. The image, papers, sentiment and trees are all from the CD. The die cut cupcake and tree are from Tattered Lace. I have coloured the image with my Graph'It Markers and given it a light spray with Graph'It fluid to give it a bit of texture.


I am entering this into the following challenges:

Graph'It Marker challenge week 15

I'm here today with a mid challenge inspiration post for the challenge at Graph'It Markers Challenge Blog. The challenge for this two weeks is "Shadow Effects". Here is my DT make
I have added shadows to where I think there would be folds in her top and skirts and around the image.
The colours I have used are:
Skin: 4115, 4125, 4120, 4115
Hair: 1210, 1230, 3110, 3140, 3180
Top: 7210, 7220, 7240
Skirt: 9110, 9102, 9103
Shadow: 9110, 9102

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons - Flower Power
Paper Crafting Journey - Special Lady




Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Digi Choosday challenge week 14

It's Tuesday again and that means it's time for the Digi Choosday Challenge. This week the challenge is "Ovals/Easter" For my card I have used the Girls Hoot Download Bundle, which is a bargain at only £3.99 and fab for those of you who don't colour! Both the image and papers are from the bundle. For the eggs  I have added some text and cut them out. I also added the text on the balloon in a graphic program. The large flowers are from the DOWNLOAD Dollie Daydream Goes East.

Have you seen the 2 news CD's on the block?
They are whizzing out of the store so make sure you grab yours!
Work & Play Collection 1                                         

** Work & Play Collection 1

Saturday, 5 April 2014

We Do Doobadoo challenge week 3

Hello everyone, it's time for our fortnightly challenge at We Do Doobadoo and this time the challenge is to use Buttons and bows. And this project is also for the Premium Craft Brands challenge which is Shabby Chic. So here is  my project.
I've decided to go pretty this week to show how versatile the products are, you don't have to be a grungy or arty crafter, you really can use them for anything! I have embossed a piece of card using the stencil and have then coloured through it using Pan Pastels. I have used the Spun Sugar distress ink around the edges of the paper and card after using a file to slightly distress them. I have made the bow from Spider web.
The products I have used are:
Mask/Stencil Art A5 - Flower Swirl                                                      Card/Paper laser Art A5 - Lanterns

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Digi Choosday challenge week 13

Good morning blogland, it's time for another challenge over at Digi Choosday and this week the challenge is "Flower Power" Here is my DT make
 The image and papers are from the Dollie Daydream Goes East CD Collection as are the large flowers. You can also buy the image separate in the digi download store here. I have used the same papers to make the rolled roses. The flower mats are made using the Doobadoo Flower stencil. The image is coloured with Graph'It Markers.
I am entering this card into the following challenges: