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Saturday, 31 March 2012

Sweet wabbit and new MilkCoffee images!

 Happy Saturday everyone!  Well, the sun has gone from the UK and the grey cloudy skies are back!  Ho hum, at least we had a week of fab weather that beats our normal Summer!  So what are you up to today?  Last week I cleared out my craft room in readiness for it to be redecorated into a proper craftroom!  Today I'm going to start stripping the wallpaper!  Normally I hate decorating but as it's my craftroom, I can't wait!!   Photos to follow on progress soon!

Today I just wanted to share with you the last Easter card I've made using the sweet Birdie Brown's Be My Friend by Torico...




I fell in love with these cuties as soon as I saw them!  This card is definitely going to my lovely and beautiful niece who owns a cute wabbit!  I matched them up with October Afternoon papers and just love those Doodlebug Jewels!  I used the current Mojo Monday #234 sketch - I'll definitely be using this again!




And before I leave you, just wanted to give you a heads up that another of my faves MilkCoffee Stamps have some new images at our store!  The DT had a chat and they said it's hard to find boy digi stamps, so here is our own version!  They have more to come so watch this space!

  
And don't forget to enter the current MilkCoffee challenge of flowers for a chance to win 3 of your very own MilkCoffee digis!  ttfn!




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Friday, 30 March 2012

Susana Loves Stamps release day!

Have you been following the SCACD sneak peeks this week? Well, if you have, you will have seen some sweet peeks and today is the "Susana Loves Stamps" release day! To celebrate, we are having a blog hop and here is my make...





This is called "Rockstar Eyes Alex" and she is available on her own and also as part of a 4 stamp set called "Eyes of Beauty" which includes a bonus freebie accessory stamp! You can get this sweetie from Quixotic Paperie's SCACD store (http://www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=12_104) or are also available in the US direct from Susana's Custom Art & Card Design store (http://susanascustomartandcarddesign.com/categories_scacd_stamps.php).

You should have come from the sweet Melanie (http://paperblessingsbymelanie.blogspot.com/) and you now need to hop over to the lovely Lori (http://mycomfortcottage.blogspot.com/)! If you get lost along the way, go to the SCACD blog for the full hop list! You don't want to miss out as there is some gorgeous inspiration along the way!

That's it from me today - thanks for visiting and have a lovely weekend!


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  • Sweet Stampin' (http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/) - anything goes
  • Southern Girls (http://southerngirlschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/) - use sentiments/lettering
  • Show Me Thursday (http://sassycheryls.blogspot.co.uk/) - show what you're up to!
  • Color Me Creative (http://scrapbitzcopics.ning.com/group/cmccopicchallengegroup) - anything goes
  • Made Especially For You (http://especiallymade.blogspot.co.uk/) - distress inks
  • Cupcake Craft (http://cupcakecraftchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/) - inspired by a song (Angel by Robbie Williams)
  • Waste Not Wednesdays (http://wishcraftcards.blogspot.co.uk/) - using up my chipboard!
  • My Mum's Craft Shop (http://mymumscraftshopchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/) - stamp it
  • Simon Says (http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/) - anything goes
  • Divas By Design (http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/) - stamp something

I'm sick of Blogger!

So, I hate Blogger right now because it's unreliable, I can't upload my photos and my text goes all gobble-de-gook.  Perhaps it's my computer, perhaps not as I see so many others using it having issues.

So - what do you advise?  I'd love to know please!  Leave me a comment and I'll summarise for all to read!!

Thanks so much!

Thursday, 29 March 2012

What a mad, crazy, wonderful idea!

Hi all!  I hope everyone has been enjoying the unseasonably fabulous weather we have been having recently (well, it's been good in the UK!).  YAY!! I'm in a good mood today!  Today I'm here with a card using one of the new Gorjuss stamps, called Alice from the gorgeous Quixotic Inspirations store...





Isn't she just lovely?  I just had to do some more colouring on Bazzill Basics Smoothies kraft cardstock and this time I used a mixture of Copics and Prismacolor pencils to try for a whimsical soft look.  I matched her up with papers from the Glitz Design French Kiss pad and the sentiment is from the Kraftin' Kimmie Alice Dormouse stamp set.  Lastly, I kept the embellishing to a minimum by using the Whimsy Shapeology Banner Pennants die set.  Here's a close up of the colouring...



That's it from me today!  Have a fabulous weekend and thanks for visiting and leaving me your sweet sweet comments!



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Monday, 26 March 2012

Chocklit time over at Pollycrafts Monday!

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The new challenge over at Pollycrafts Monday is to use...

Chocklit!

So anything to do with the yummy stuff!!  Colours, images, you name it!  Here is my make using newbie freebie Ferguson...




I used papers from the Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater collection by Piggy Tales and used felt as I wanted to soften the look for that sweet image.  Pop along and see the rest of the DT's yummy creations over at the challenge blog here - they are mouthwatering!!





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Make It Monday sponsored by Di's Digi Downloads!

A new linky party has opened over at Make It Monday - just show us your creativity!  For this week I made this...




I love these digis from Birdie Brown's Baa Baa set - I kept smiling all the way through making this card!!  I used papers from the Echo Park Sweet Summertime collection and that is a PC printed sentiment.

This week we are sponsored by Di's Digi Downloads who are offering a [$10 gift voucher] to the chosen random commenter this week - you gotta be in it to win it!


Onto my pick of the week and I have chosen this fresh gorgeous make by Yenni Natalia of Scrapcollector...

Created by Yenni Natalia of Scrapcollector

Isn't it just delightful?!  Ilove the colours, the use of the doily, her fab colouring - everything!  Thx for sharing with us Yenni Natalia!




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Saturday, 24 March 2012

Hello wabbit! And award time!

Hi all and I hope you are all having a lovely weekend!  I just wanted to pop in to share an Easter card with you...


This is sweet Carat the Bunny from the Down the Rabbit Hole by Pixie Dust Studios and I matched this cutie with the My Minds Eye Happier papers.  I just intended to frame the bunny but it looks like he's in some posh rabbit hutch!!

I also received two awards yestrerday - lucky me!  So firstly a big thanks to Shirl for this lovely award...


You can participate by doing the following.
  • Link back to the person who gave it to you (done!)
  • Share 10 random facts about yourself (done below!)
  • Pass on the award onto 7 other people (done below!)
  • Follow the person that gave you the award (already stalking her!)

10 random facts:
  1. I have a fetish for dresses - I haven't counted but I must own over 15 work dresses, around 10 cocktail/evening ones and over 30 casual ones!
  2. I wish I didn't own a blackberry as it's hard for me not to read my work emails on my time off
  3. my favourite food is lobster, lightly steamed or grilled
  4. my favorite colour is orange although I wouldn't wear it clothing-wise!!
  5. I start my day off with a large mug of Douwe Egberts coffee - no other coffee will do!
  6. my favorite author is Terry Pratchett, but my favorite book is Lord Of The Rings
  7. I just got a new camer and it is FAB!
  8. my cousin just got engaged - congrats sweet Gemma!
  9. I am in the process of converting a spare bedroom into my very own tailored craft room - will share piccies soon!!
  10. I love my convertible and driving around with the top down when it's sunny (like I did first thing this morning!)
I am passing this award onto the my new MilkCoffee Stamps teamies, who are:
I haven't included Shirl cos she gave this award to me in the first place!

And now to the award Nikki forwarded to me...


Here are the terms and conditions of this award:
1. This award is for any co-blogging friend who has helped you develop your blog in any and all ways.
2. This award is for any co-blogging friend who has cheered you along in your blog building, craft advancing career.
3. This award is for any co-blogging friend who always stops by and is kind to you. You can count on them to always be one of the great comments at the end of your post.
4. This award is to be given to 3 to 5 Blends whom you feel meet the listed requirements.
5. Create a post with the terms of use and publish your Blends of choice.
6. Blend of choice may copy the award from your blog and proudly post it on theirs.
7. Blend of choice may continue the kindness by issuing this award to keep the circle forever growing.


I have actually received this award before and fowarded it on so instead I'd just like to award to anyone who has taken the trouble to read this post and left me a sweet comment - thank you all!


Okay, that's it from me today.  For those in the UK, don't forget to move your clocks forward tomorrow!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend and thanks again to all of you lovelies that come and visit me - I read every single one of your sweet comments!  {MWAH}




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Friday, 23 March 2012

With a cherry on top

I'm here today with a birthday card using more fabby Quixotic Paperie goodies!

 



This is Some Odd Girl Cupcake Mae with those gorgeous papers from the Echo Park Country Drive paper collection (currently 25% off in the shop - woo hoo!) and those sweet banners are Whimsy shapeology Banner Pennants dies - totally perfect for a celebration card!

That's it from me today!  See you soon and have a fabby fabby weekend!





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Thursday, 22 March 2012

Your favourites over at Take The Pixie challenge!

(Please scroll down for my MilkCoffee Showcase DT post!)


A new challenge at the Take the Pixie Challenge and this week we are challenging you to...


Your Favourites!


Easy peasy!  We just wanna see you use your favourites things on your creations!  Buttons are my most fave embellishment, circles cards my fave shape and fresh bright colours are my fave...well colours!



This is sweetie Wink on the Moon and I matched him up with sweet Ducks in a Row papers by October Afternoon.  I used a simple Pink Petticoat sentiment and - of course - teen weeny buttons!

You can see more lovely DT inspiration over at the Take the Pixie Challenge blog!

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    Showcase of MilkCoffee's Charlotte!

    It's our fortnightly showcase over at MilkCoffee!  And today we are showcasing the sweet and very popular Charlotte and for my showcase card I used Charlotte is Going on a Date...



    She is such a treat to colour in!  I loved doing the folds on her dress and the shading on the clock.  I used the sweet, romantic papers from My Minds Eye Miss Caroline Dolled Up papers (from Quixotic Paperie here) with a trimmed doily and my trusty Martha Stewart Doily border punch.  The sentiment is from the My Favorite Things Time set.

    You can see more gorgeous Charlotte projects over at the MilkCoffee Stamps here.  And there is still time to join in with our very first MilkCoffee anything goes challenge here for a chance to win 3 digital images of your choice plus you can ask MilkCoffee to create one custom digital stamp exclusive to you!  You can buy their gorgeous digis in their Etsy store or try out a freebie (here) first!



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    Wednesday, 21 March 2012

    All That Scraps March release Amy Y reviews!

    Today we are reviewing of the All That Scraps March release of the new Amy Y Sweet November rubber stamps and here is my make using cute Penelope and Zip...



    I paper pieced her dress then shaded it with my Copic Cool Greys and I used lots and lots of Glamour Dust on Zip's wings - it really pops!!  The sentiment is from the AmyR Be Happy Sentiment set - I can see I'll be using this one A LOT!!

    You can see more reviews of the Amy Y February release over at the All That Scraps blog - you won't regret it!  Back later with my colouring hair with pencils tute!




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