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Friday, 31 August 2012

New Whimsie Doodles design team!!

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And I made it onto the team too - yep, I am a Doodlelicious Diva for Whimsie Doodles!  And in celebration, we are doing a blog hop so you can get to know the team!  So here is my first ever Whimsie Doodle DT make...



This is 80's Rock Lizzie and she is super cool!  I'd love to dress like that - a rock city chick!  I used Robyn Meierotto Quilting Bee digi papers and My Favorite Things skyline die.  The sentiment is from the 2 Cute Ink Arctic Friends set.  

As an added bonus, if you join the hop and leave comments along the way ending at the store blog here, we will randomly draw a name on Saturday Sept 1st for a $10.00 gift certificate to the Whimsie Doodles store!  Okay, so back to the hop!  I am at the start of the hop so you now need to hop off to the lovely and very talented Laura Whitaker.

Have a lovely weekend everyone - thanks for visiting and I'll see you on my blog rounds later!




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Pixie Dust Studios blog hop!

There's a 3 day blog hop over at Pixie Dust Studios that starts today and ends at midnight CST on Sunday!  You are going to want to join in for a chance to win the grand prize is three digis!  Comment on all of the blogs along the way and a mystery blog winner gets their choice of one digi.  Hoppers will get an extra chance to win a digi by commenting on the PDS FaceBook Fan Page where a random winner will be drawn too!  You can get all the deets on the Pixie Dust Studios blog!

So here is my make using the very lovely newbie i am Gentry...

 
I matched this sweetie up with My Minds Eye All Spice papers along with My Favorite Things tag and flower dies and a touch of lace.

Okay, so back to the hop!  You should have arrived here from the lovely Sherri and now need to hop off to sweet Audrey.

I gotta go but will be back this afternoon with some very exciting news!!



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Thursday, 30 August 2012

Anything goes over at Little Miss Muffet!

Ooops, I am running very late with my DT make for the new challenge over at Little Miss Muffet.  This fortnight we want to see- anything!  That's right, anything goes this week!  Here is my DT make using the very sweet Birthday Bunny...



I haven't been feeling very well so my mojo just want awol but luckily the current Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 166 inspired me!








Okay, I am off to bed to catch some zzzz's and hope to feel better tomorrow!



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Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Primary colours over at Inky Impressions!

There's a new challenge over at Inky Impressions and this week want to see primary colours!  Here is my guest designer make for it...



 
I used Hazel Baking Cookies along with those little sweet little flat backed pearls.  I used Sweet Gingham papers by Cupcake Cards and Crafts and created the rosette using the My Favorite Things Die-Namics 3/8" Rosette die.  The sentiment and label die is also from My Favorite Things and I used the Die-Namics Butterflies Dies.

I hope you can play along with us this week!  You can check out more gorgeous DT inspiration over at the blog here!



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Monday, 27 August 2012

Back to school

Just quickly popping in to show you a Back To School card I made using the new Sugar Kissed Cottage School Girl for Lil' Inker Designs...



Isn't she pretty?  I love this little sweetie!  I matched her up with October Afternoon papers and used an EK Success border punch along with the new C.C. Cutter Corner Banner die.  I have no idea where I got that star ribbon from but it's been sitting in my stash for years!

Okay, that's it from me today - thanks for visiting and see you on my blog rounds later!



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Sunday, 26 August 2012

Making different sizes of rosettes using MFT Die-Namics

Hi everyone - I hope you are having a fabulous weekend like I am!  Today I'm here with a card using more Quixotic Paperie gorgossity!  I am also going to give you a little hint on how you can create different sized rosettes using the My Favorite Things Die-Namics Rosette Die.  So first off, here is the card...


 



I love the whimsical Gorjuss girls - this one is called I Gave You My Heart.  I stamped her on my favourite Make It Colour Blending Card and coloured her with my Copics.  For the background papers I used My Mind's Eye Sweetest Thing Lavender pad and for the rosettes I used papers from the My Mind's Eye Sweetest Thing Honey pad.


Now about using the My Favorite Things Die-Namics Rosette Die!  For my card I used the 1/4" Rosette Die.  To make the rosette you need to die cut two pieces of paper and do the usual thing of folding the creases concertina style.  Once you've put it together, the rosette will measure around 8.5cm (3.5 inches) in diameter.




To make smaller rosettes, simply die cut the two pieces as usual then then cut both pieces down their length either in half or whatever size you'd like, making sure you cut both pieces at the same measurement.  I use my guillotine to do this.  From the photo below you can see that I have now got two sets - I cut both pieces lengthways at 1.5cm...




You then glue the ends together to create your rosettes as usual - et voila!  Here's a selection I made ranging from 8.5cm to 3cm...




I hope that was useful - if you have any questions, leave me a comment on this post and I'll get back to you.  I'm off now - ttfn!







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Saturday, 25 August 2012

Two bits of news!

So my first bit of news is that it's my birthday today - happy birthday to me!  We are going out to an amazing restaurant for dinner tonight and then tomorrow spending the day at a live music festival with my family.  It's gonna be fun!  I'm afraid that I won't be doing my usual weekend blog rounds but I'll be back in the swing of it on Monday!

Okay, my second bit of news is that this is the last of my July/August guest designer inspirational makes for Inky Impressions.  I've had a fab time designing with the gorgeous stamps so a big thank you to Inky Impressions for having me on board!  So for my finale I decided to use the gorgeous Shy Little Nickie with some flat backed pearls..



 
I used My Mind's Eye Darling Dear papers and my Grand Nestabilities Scallop Circle dies.  I used my trusty old EK Success flower punches and a Pink Petticoat sentiment.  Well, I hope you like her and once again a big thanks to Inky Impressions for having me!



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Friday, 24 August 2012

You're groovy!

It's Friday!  And I also have a half day off work to begin my birthday weekend!  Okay, so my birthday isn't until tomorrow but I like to start early!

Today I have a guest designer card to share with you for Card Crafters CirclesMilkCoffee are sponsoring them this week so if you want a chance to win some gorgeous MilkCoffee goodies you can join in by following their theme of fabric.  I'm afraid I wasn't very adventurous and just used ribbon...



I love this cool gal!  This is Madeline with Retro Outfit and I matched her up with a My Favorite Things sentiment.  I matched her up with papers from the My Mind's Eye Darling Dear pad and used a Memory Box die to create the background.

Okay, I'm off to start my birthday celebrations!  I may not get a chance to visit you but I'm very grateful for all my visitors that make the effort to leave me comments - I will visit you very soon!




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Thursday, 23 August 2012

I believe in fairy tales!

Well actually I'm far too old and skeptical to believe in them!  But I still love all things fantasy - TV, films, books, you name it!  So this week we are showcasing all things fairy tale in the MilkCoffee collection and here is my DT make...





Isn't this lady beautiful?  This is Tiffany in the Wonderland and I matched her up with My Minds Eye Follow Your Heart papers and  MFT Die-Namics Leafy Flourish die and Royal Rose die.  That ruler is wasabi tape - a freebie from a mag.  It's the first time I've ever this stuff and it's quite fun!

You can see more beautiful fairy tale projects over at the blog here!  And there's still time to join in with the monthly MilkCoffee colour challenge






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Pink, pink, pink!

It's time for a new challenge over at Little Miss Muffet and this fortnight we want to see pink, pink pink!  And here is my DT take on it...



I love the new illustrator Simply Sophia and her new "The Isles of Aldmer" range for Little Miss Muffet.  I have used Rosealba Faerie and I just love her little friends!  I used Michele R Designs digi papers called Softly Spring Papers that I distressed and inked the edges.  Die-wise, I used the Tessatina Border by Memory Box and the C.C. Designs Cutter Olive Branch die

Okay, that's it from me today.  You can see more pink inspiration over at the Little Miss Muffet challenge blog!



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Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Booooo to you!

Today we are reviewing the August release of the Sweet November stamps and here is my make using Sweet November Gobsmack...




I just think this guy is so funny!  Not at all scarey, although perhaps a little intense looking!  I matched him up with the sentiment from the Halloween Sentiments Rubber Stamp Set and the C.C. Cutter House On The Hill Die

You can check out more Sweet November reviews on the blog here!







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Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Birthday Bash Blog Hop!


Today it is our generous and wonderful owner of All That Scraps and illustrator of CC Designs sweeties, Christine's birthday!  So us girls in her DT have decided to surprise her by having this blog hop just for her!

If you're already on the hop, you should have come here from Martines but if you didn’t you may start here at the All That Scraps blog. 

So here is my card for Christine using the very sweet CC Designs Lolli Beatrice and the sentiment from CC Designs Sweet Logos Set which is perfect for how I feel about Christine!  So a big thank you Christine for being such a fab leader and talented artist - happy birthday to you!  My card is winging its way to you now!



Okay, you now need to hop off to lovely Lesa! Thanks for visiting!




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You're a SUN-sational friend!

Morning everyone!  Here with a card I made for the current MayzyArts challenge for 'silly'...



Not sure if my card is silly enough but I love her cheeky face and that fun sentiment!  I used papers from the Fancy Pants Beach Babe pad and the sentiment is from the CC Designs AmyR Stamps Beach Sentiments set.

I'm keeping this short and sweet as I have another post later!



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