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Monday, 26 July 2010

Challenge #10 over at Pear Tree Designs!

Hi everyone,

Hope you all have had a lovely weekend!  I have been busy preparing for my grandmother to come stay with me for the week!  I'm one of these people that likes the house to be as neat as a pin when anyone comes over, and with a messy fiance, these things are never easy!!

This week over at Pear Tree Designs Challenge Blog, challenge # 10 is up and running and this week's theme is Birthday.

Here is my challenge card:



I was browsing through one of my latest craft magazines, and really liked the idea of using scrap bits of ribbon to decorate a 'button stamp', which is what I did...sort of!  Well I cut a circle out and used my hot foil wizzard actually!  I also invested in a new flower punch and embosser to make these flowers; a cheaper alternative to buying flowers!

We are sponsored this week by Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps, and they wanted the DT to use one of their digital stamps.  I chose the 'A Little Birdie Told Me' digi stamp.  Isn't she cute!?  They are offering the challenge winner a choice of 3 x Robyn's Fetish digital stamps.

Sadly Karen from the DT is giving up her position, so if anyone wants a chance to be on the DT, head over to Pear Tree Designs Challenge Blog and see details on how to apply.

Hope you all have a great week, and as always, can't wait to see what you come up with!

Monday, 19 July 2010

Pear Tree Designs Challenge #9 - A Sketch with a twist!

Happy Monday everyone!

Is it just me, or are the weeks flying by this year??  Before we know it, it's going to be Christmas!! Ahhh!

So, as always, Pear Tree Designs Challenge Blog has a new challenge for you this week - A Sketch with a Twist!  The twist is that you need to include ribbon somewhere on your project.



Our sponsor for this weeks challenge is Lilac Lemon Designs and they are offering the winner 2 stamps from their store (except A5 sheets).  Why not head over and take a look.


Today is my Mother In Law (to be) Birthday, so I decided I would make this card for her!  Here is my DT card for this weeks challenge:


Doesn't the cupcake look good enough to eat?  I bought the die-cut in a pack from Die Cut Dreams and Susie has lots of other fab die-cuts featured in her online store!

Have a good week all, and I look forward to seeing all your challenge cards.

Monday, 12 July 2010

Paper Sundaes DT Call!!!

Hi everyone,

Paper Sundaes is calling for 2-3 new DT members!!!  Please visit there website for more information.

I have decided to put forward a few creations and try my luck!

Here are my cards/projects for the DT call:



DT call closes Friday, July 23rd at 11:59pm.


Pear Tree Designs Challenge 8...and taking part in Race For Life 2010!

Hi everyone!

Challenge 8 - Glitter/Sparkles is up and running over at Pear Tree Designs Challenge Blog and we have plenty of entries already, which is just fantastic!

For this weeks challenge we would like you to create a card that has some glitter and/or something sparkly on it!  You can create any project you like as long as you follow the rules of this challenge.

This week's sponsor is:



One Stop Card Crafts are a brilliant store, which sells loads of crafty bits and are offering a beautiful crafty prize for the lucky winner of this challenge.

I love using my glitter pens on my cards, bu unfortunately my photo doesn't really catch the glitter too well!! At least you can see my sparkley ribbon!  Here is my DT card for this week:


I have also entered this card into the following challenges:

Paper Sundaes - Challenge # 26 Lots of Layers
Flutterby Wednesdays - Challenge #112 Anything goes, but has to have a butterfly, fairy or angel on it.
Swee Stampin Challenge Blog - Challenge #34 Things with Wings.
Wild orchid Challenge Blog - Challenge #1 Say it with Flowers.

It was my best friend Claire's 25th Birthday on Saturday, so I decided to give this to her and she apparently loved it!! It's always so lovely to hear that your cards are appreciated isn't it?  It really spurs me on anyway!

I tried out lots of layering this week on my easel card, and I think it looks really affective!  I really struggle using my lovely papers, as they just seem to beautiful to use sometimes!! I bit the bullet this week though and went for it!!!!  Does anyone else struggle with this? haha

I look forward to seeing what you all come up with!  Good luck!!! x



I took part in Race For Life this weekend with my Bridemaids!  We had a fantastic time and raised lots of money for Cancer Research!! I think it was roughtly around the £400 mark between us all.  If you would still like to sponsor me, please click on the link as money can still be donated and it is for a really good cause.  A BIG THANKS to all of you who sponsored me, you are all so kind.  We will all be taking part again next year!

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

OLD & NEW Wooden Mounted Stamps FOR SALE

Hi everyone,

I have decided to clear out my craft room so I can put all my new stuff away (which is currently scattered around) and have a lot of Wooden Mounted Stamps that I no longer use or that are brand new that I don't want.

I have no idea what to price some of them at, apart from the brand new ones which are the 3 cream rubber stamps @ £4.00 each, the snowman @ £3.50, the 3 snowmen & £3.00, the xmas tree @ £2.50  and black landscape stamp (2nd in from the bottom right) at £2.00.  If you would like to make an offer for any of the others, please let me know and I will get back to you.  The Papermania Xmas embellishment kit I would like £4.00 for.  I will need to get back to you on P&P costs. 

I still have the X2 ProMarker Desktop Organisers for sale @ £6.50 each or X2 @ £11.00 + P&P if anyone wants them too?




I have sold the items below so far:


  • x4 season trees

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Pear Tree Designs Challenge 7 - Animals......!

Morning all!!


Over at Pear Tree Designs Challenge Blog, Challenge 7 is up and running and this weeks theme is Animals!!!  All you need to do is to create a card/project, which has to have an animal included on the card/project. Please note that if you are entering the challenge to follow the rules and to follow the theme as well.

 Now everyone has an animal stamp, so I hope you will join in, as there is a lovely prize up for grabs thanks to this weeks sponsor, The Character Cafe.  You could win a mixture of digital stamps from their lovely store!!  Why not take a look at there fab images?

Here is my DT car for this weeks Challenge:



The sheep is one of Donna's designs which is available (along with many others) over at Donna's digital image store at the bargain price of £1.50. 

Good luck everyone, and I hope you enjoy this weeks challenge.


Thursday, 1 July 2010

CONGRATULATIONS........Surprise blog candy announcement!

Well done to Katie, you are the Surprise Blog Candy winner!! Congratulations xxx

I will pop your surprise in the post on Monday for you! 

Thanks to everyone who entered and please pop back and leave me messages from time to time, I love to read comments on my work, and who knows,  I might have another blog candy again soon!!

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