Tuesday, 6 October 2015

500 Followers Blog Candy! (Please scroll down for later posts.)

This post shall remain at the top until the Candy is over.

Please scroll down for later posts.

Morning everyone!

Now that I am happy and settled here on Dinosaur Island, it's time to really get back into this crafting and blogging malarky and I am on a mission!

It is my aim to get to 500 followers as soon as I can.  As you can see, I'm a long way off that amount of followers yet but with a little bit of briber...I mean, candy, I'm hoping to hit that number in no time at all! And if you're going to offer candy then I reckon you should make it worthwhile, so I'm offering:


Yep...that's a £50 voucher to spend on any of our incredible and ever growing range of products at


Our range includes fabulous brands such as Joanna Sheen, The Hobby House, Craftwork Cards, Sue Wilson Dies, My Favourite Things Die-Namics, Wild Rose Studio, my own Scribble and Scrap Crafts range, Creative Expressions and many more.

This candy is open to anyone and everyone wherever you are in the world and whether you're a new or old follower.  All you need to do is follow the rules very closely as laid out below. 

1.  Place the image above into your blog sidebar and link it back to this blog post.

2.  Ensure that you are following this blog.

3.  Enter the draw using the linky tool below using your blogger name.

4.  Leave a comment beneath this post.

5.  Only one entry each please.

6.  Spread the word far and wide because the sooner I have 500 followers, the sooner one lucky winner will be spending the £50 voucher in my Scribble and Scrap Crafts shop. 

The winner will be drawn by Random.Org once we have reached 500 followers.

Good luck everyone!


Take care and happy crafting!
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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

A Quickie Card - Cheating with a Wee Topper!

Good moaning everyone!  

If you've not noticed I have candy up for grabs!  Lots of the stuff...£50 worth in fact!  Just click on the Candy badge at the top of the right sidebar and it'll whip you to the candy like magic!  

Yesterday was one of those days when I didn't have time to make the card I wanted but then spent so much time fiddling around trying to decide what to do that I ended up all but running out of time.  So I grabbed a trusty topper and took it from there.

I have used the following products available in my shop.

Lillibet Wooden Sentiments

Don't forget that there's 10% off all the Hobby House products in the shop until 9am on Friday.  Just add the code HobbyHouse10 at checkout.

I have trimmed the topper to a rectangle using my guillotine to make it easier to mat.  I played around in my MCS software to get the right blue for the matting layer and then just printed out a couple of sheets. 

The card candi is from my stash.  We do have some in the shop (here) but not these wants at present.  
I coloured the leaves using Vintage Linen distress ink.

This card was created using a 7x7 scalloped card base. 

The papers do have a light pattern on them but it doesn't show in the photo.

The inside is decorated to match.


I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.nl/  Anything Goes - 22nd

http://www.ttcrd.blogspot.nl/  Anything Goes -27th

http://craftcreatoins.blogspot.nl/  Anything Goes - 25th

http://notjustcardschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/  Anything Goes - 27th

http://avenue613.blogspot.nl/  Anything Goes - 20th

http://partytimetuesdays.blogspot.ca/ - Anything Goes - 20th
Have a fab day everyone.


Take care and happy crafting!
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xx



Sunday, 19 October 2014

Gorjuss - I Love You Little Rabbit DT Card - Midway Reminder Challenge #29 + New 5 Day Deal

Hi everyone!

Hope you're all ok?

Don't forget to check out my £50 blog candy in the top post!  That's a £50 voucher to spend on any of the fabulous goodies in my shop...Hobby House, Sweet Pea Stamps, Joanna Sheen, Craftwork Cards, First Edition, BoBunny, etc, etc, etc.  

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The new 5 Day Deal over at Scribble and Scrap Crafts has just started and from now until 9am Friday (or while stock lasts) all the Hobby House range in the shop is reduced by 10%.  All you need to do is select your items and add the code HobbyHouse10 at checkout.  Make sure you remember to add the code as the discount cannot be applied once you have completed checkout.  



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 Anyway...on to the midway reminder for Scribble and Scrap Challenge #29 so come and join the fun.  It's always Anything Goes (no twists, turns or anything) so lots of fun and very easy to enter.  There are two prizes of £10 vouchers...one drawn by Random.Org and one selected by yours truly.  The vouchers enable you to buy anything you like (up to £10) at my shop - Scribble and Scrap Crafts 

Okey dokey...on with the show!  Here's my card:

 I really love colouring up the Santoro images and this is one of my favourites.  It's great if you don't have that long to colour a really detailed image or you don't have the confidence to do so, but still gives spectacular results and, of course, Gorjuss is so HUGE!  And who can resist a bunny?  I can't!  

All the following products can be found in my shop - Scribble and Scrap Crafts 


The black card, black faux gems and the sentiment stamp are from my stash.  
The flowers are cut from one of the Gorjuss papers and finished with one of the Hobby House brads in each.   I only used 2 die cuts of the same size to make the flowers.  These were the smallest size flower, so if you're into BIG flowers then this is a great die set for you!

I have used the following Promarkers to colour this fabulous image:

Polar Blue, Twilight Sky, April Showers, Black, Ice Grey 1, 3 & 5, Umber, Walnut, Cocoa, Caramel, Satin, Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Baby Pink, Blush and Blender

The inside is decorated to match.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:


http://artbymiranchallenge.blogspot.ca/ Anything Goes - 30th

http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/  Anything Goes -

http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.nl/  Anything Goes - 22nd

http://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/  Anything Goes - 20th

http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.nl/  Anything Goes - 20th

http://avenue613.blogspot.nl/  Anything Goes - 27th

http://partytimetuesdays.blogspot.ca/ - Anything Goes - 20th

http://lovetoscrapchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything Goes - 21st

http://melonheadzfriends.blogspot.co.uk/ - Lots of Layers - 26th

http://aagwat.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes



Take care and happy crafting!
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Thursday, 16 October 2014

Norma J Burnell Fairy Tangles Moon Owl Card

Morning Peeps! 

Hope you're all having a good and crafty week? 

Don't forget to check out my £50 Candy if you haven't done so already.
Good luck!

I have a feeling (fingers crossed) that the Postie might be bringing me a very special delivery today in the shape of some of the most gorgeous rubber stamps you will ever see.  I'm waiting in all day as I really do think today is the day.  If they do come, you'll be able to find them here in my shop.
The first batch consists of 6 different images (all stunning) but more are on order and I'm hoping to have many more in the months to come.

Update:  Postie's been and the stamps are in the shop!
Sweet Pea Stamps 

Here is the card I have made using Norma J Burnell's Moon Owl 




I absolutely adore this beautiful Moon Owl!  He's fabulous as he can be used for cards for the blokies as well as the laydeez AND kids.  Absolutely gorgeous.  

Sorry...have such a problem getting greens to look right in photos...but I've tried and this is close.
 
I coloured him (on watercolour card) using the following Promarkers:

Ivory, Satin, Oatmeal, Sandstone, Caramel, Cocoa, Walnut, Peach,
 Pastel Beige, Khaki, Marsh Green and Olive Green.

The super dooper (and they really are stunners) papers are from the First Edition Desert Blooms 6x6 Paper Pad which is now an equal favourite with the New Blooms pad (also in the shop).

To create this card I have also used the following products which are all from
 Scribble and Scrap Crafts

The Hobby House Brads and Pearls  (I coloured the pearls using a Khaki Promarker)
Little White Flower Pack
Lillibet Wooden Sentiments

The matting card is ancient stash and I used a Spellbinders die to cut the partial circle I have used as an embellie.  

The inside is decorated to match.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

http://artbymiranchallenge.blogspot.ca/ Anything Goes - 17th

http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/  Anything Goes - 17th

http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.co.uk/  Anything Goes - 21st

http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.nl/  Anything Goes - 22nd

http://scrappers-delights-challenge-blog.blogspot.co.uk/  Anything Goes - 24th

http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.nl/  Anything Goes - 24th

http://www.ttcrd.blogspot.nl/  Anything Goes - 21st

http://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/  Anything Goes - 20th

http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.nl/  Anything Goes - 20th

http://craftcreatoins.blogspot.nl/  Anything Goes - 25th

http://notjustcardschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/  Anything Goes - 27th

http://avenue613.blogspot.nl/  Anything Goes - 20th

http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk - with wings - 20th

http://partytimetuesdays.blogspot.ca/ - Anything Goes - 20th

http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.co.uk/ - Favourite Colour Combo - 26th

http://lovetoscrapchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything Goes - 21st

http://melonheadzfriends.blogspot.co.uk/ - Lots of Layers - 26th

http://thepapernestdollschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes - 24th

http://www.throughthepurplehazechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ - Wings and Bling - 19th

http://aagwat.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes - 16th


Take care and happy crafting!
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XX

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Norma J Burnell 'Fairy Tangles' Butterfly Fairy Owl Card

Morning everyone!

It's only me...again.  :o)

Don't forget to enter my candy (top post) if you'd like the chance to win a £50 voucher to spend on anything you like in my shop at Scribble and Scrap Crafts.  Just follow the simple rules and you could be the lucky winner.

Today I have a card for you which I have created using one of the most beautiful images ever!
I have a small selection of stamps due to be delivered from Sweet Pea Stamps and in the first shipment (I have ordered again but the second delivery won't be for a while) I have some beautiful stamps by the incredibly talented artist Norma J Burnell.  I only came across these a month or so ago and just fell in love with them so had to put in an order.  The stamps will be available in the shop as soon as they are delivered, which could be at any time!  So exciting!  You can actually see the listings now to see which will be included in the first delivery... Sweet Pea Stamps

For this card I have used the Butterfly Fairy Owl image which is so lovely and a lot of fun to colour.

The first photo is just a bit of fun from when I was playing around with the photos and I thought I'd have a look at it in black and white and liked the effect.  The other photos are how it looks in the flesh.



 
I selected the colours to go with the First Edition New Bloom 6x6 Paper pad, which is one of my favourites.  And the colours are so lush, aren't they?  I was going to colour the owl in bright colours as well, but I decided to colour him so that he stood apart from her a little more..he's so beautiful.

Promarkers used:

Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Blush, Baby Pink, Antique Pink, Marine, Turquoise, Cool Aqua, Poeny, Pink Lobster, Tropical Orchid, Walnut, Cocoa, Caramel, Sandstone, Satin, Ivory, Pineapple Crush, Daffodil Bloom, Eggnog, Putty and Blender.

The gorgeous pearls are also from my shop, but the matting card and charm are from my stash.  The sentiment was from a set I received for free with a magazine some time ago...Teddy Bo.  And the flower is my own and I am in the process of making a big batch of these to add to the shop...

I am so pleased with this card.  It's a fair way short of being perfect but I'm happy with it. 

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:
Passion For Promarkers - Favourite Colour Combo - Pinks and Blues - 14th
http://promarkerchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 

 Art by Miran  - Always Anything Goes - 17th
http://artbymiranchallenge.blogspot.ca/

 Creative Fingers - Always Anything Goes - 17th
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

 Creative Moments - Anything Goes - 20th
http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

 Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.nl/

Scrapper's Delights - Anything Goes - 21st
http://scrappers-delights-challenge-blog.blogspot.co.uk/

 Word Art Wednesday - sentiment Anything Goes - 15th
http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.nl/

 Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes
http://thesistersofcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

 Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes or..... 20th
http://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

 Crafting from the heart - Always Anything Goes - 20th
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.nl/

 Not just cards - Always Anything Goes - 28th
http://notjustcardschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

 Ppinkydolls - Anything Goes or....... - 17th
http://ppinkydollschallenge.blogspot.nl/

The Stamping Chef - Anything Goes - 14th
http://thestampingchef.com/Challenges/

 Crafty Girls - Always Anything Goes - 15th
http://4kraftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.nl/

Kit & Clowder - Anything Goes - ends 1st Sat of the month
 http://kitandclowder.ning.com/challenges/october-challenge-anything-goes

Treasured Times - Anything Goes - 17th
http://treasuredtimesrubberstampschallenges.blogspot.nl/2014/10/challenge-26.html 

Fantastic Tuesday - Anything Goes with a Twist - add yellow.  20th

http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk - with wings - 20th

http://partytimetuesdays.blogspot.ca/ - Anything Goes - 20th

http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.co.uk/ - Favourite Colour Combo - 26th

http://lovetoscrapchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything Goes - 21st

http://melonheadzfriends.blogspot.co.uk/ - Lots of Layers - 26th

http://thepapernestdollschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes - 24th

http://www.throughthepurplehazechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ - Wings and Bling - 19th

http://aagwat.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes - 16th



Don't forget to keep an eye on the shop for when the new stamps arrive.  They really are truly beautiful. 

Take care and happy crafting!
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XX


Sunday, 12 October 2014

Vintage Lillibet - Challenge #29 DT Card

Hi everyone!

Firstly, the new 5 Day Deal over at Scribble and Scrap Crafts has just started and from now until 9am Friday (or while stock lasts) all the Lillibet range in the shop is reduced by 10%.  All you need to do is select your items and add the code Lillibet10 at checkout.  Make sure you remember to add the code as the discount cannot be applied once you have completed checkout.  

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Secondly, if you've not seen it already, I have a blog candy going on as I'm on a mission to get to 500 followers as soon as I possibly can.  The candy is a £50 voucher to spend on any products in my shop...and it's open to everyone all over the world. Just click on the link below and follow the rules.

  
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And now it's onto Challenge #29 over at Scribble and Scrap   

More information can be found on the blog but basically it's an Always Anything Goes challenge, runs for a fortnight and there are two winners prizes (one Random drawn and the other selected) of £10 of vouchers each to be spent on any of the products in my Scribble and Scrap Crafts shop. 

And without further ado or waffle...here's my card:



This card's vintaged up Lillibet meets Santoro as I have used the following products from the shop:


I have also used my own flowers which will be in the shop shortly, some dark brown leather effect cardstock and some matt gold cardstock...both from my stash.  

The leaves were cut using a Joanna Sheen Signature Die and the matting layers were cut using a Cheery Lynn Die set.  

I coloured the image using the following Promarkers:

Henna, Walnut, Cocoa, Caramel, Sandstone, Satin, Ivory, Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Blush and Baby Pink.  

The inside is decorated to match.   

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

I love Promarkers Challenge - Autumn colours - 14th

Passion For Promarkers - Favourite Colour Combo - Sepia tones - 14th
http://promarkerchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 

 Art by Miran  - Always Anything Goes - 17th
http://artbymiranchallenge.blogspot.ca/

 Creative Fingers - Always Anything Goes - 17th
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

 Creative Moments - Anything Goes - 20th
http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

 Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.nl/

Scrapper's Delights - Anything Goes - 21st
http://scrappers-delights-challenge-blog.blogspot.co.uk/

 Word Art Wednesday - sentiment Anything Goes - 15th
http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.nl/

 Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes
http://thesistersofcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes - 14th
http://www.ttcrd.blogspot.nl/

 Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes or..... 13th
http://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

 Crafting from the heart - Always Anything Goes - 13th
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.nl/

 Not just cards - Always Anything Goes - 12th
http://notjustcardschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

 Ppinkydolls - Anything Goes or....... - 17th
http://ppinkydollschallenge.blogspot.nl/

 Crafting At The Weekend - Anything Goes - 25th
http://craftingattheweekend.blogspot.co.uk/

The Stamping Chef - Anything Goes - 14th
http://thestampingchef.com/Challenges/

 Crafty Girls - Always Anything Goes - 15th
http://4kraftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.nl/

Kit & Clowder - Anything Goes - ends 1st Sat of the month
 http://kitandclowder.ning.com/challenges/october-challenge-anything-goes

Treasured Times - Anything Goes - 17th
http://treasuredtimesrubberstampschallenges.blogspot.nl/2014/10/challenge-26.html 

 Don't forget my candy!


Take care and happy crafting!
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XX

Thursday, 9 October 2014

A Wee One Sheet Wonder

Hello Peeps!

Glad to see you popping in for a visit and welcome to the newbies.  

Why the sudden influx of newbies?  You may well ask.  Is it my charm, talent and wit?  Nah...it's the fact that I have a dirty great candy on offer!!!  If you'd like the chance of winning 


just click on the link and follow the rules and you never know, you might just win the £50 voucher to spend in my Scribble and Scrap Crafts shop. 

Anyhoo...I've been crafting and this time I've made a Wee card using just one sheet of paper.  Well...that's a fib as I've actually used two as I've decorated the inside to match, but instead of my usual two, three or even four patterns I've only used the one double sided paper.  The little band across the bottom is the pattern on the reverse of the main paper...the bit I trimmed off.  Not only have I used minimal paper (while still covering it in paper) I have also kept it very CAS...for me anyway.  


Waddyafink?  I quite like it.  I'm rubbish at doing CAS but think I've not done too badly with this one.  Could hardly go wrong, though, as I used fabulous products from my shop to make it.  In fact, all the following items can be purchased at my shop... Scribble and Scrap Crafts and don't forget that there is free UK P&P when you spend £9 or more.


I have also used a sheet of scrummy Gemstone Core'dinations cardstock for the matting.  

I used Spellbinders dies to cut out the circles and scalloped circles and a teeny bit of glitter on the little fairy's wings and that it...all done and dusted in no time at all.  

I will be entering this card into the following challenges: 

Creative Fingers - Always Anything Goes - 10th
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/


Word Art Wednesday - sentiment Anything Goes -15th
http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.nl/

 Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes
http://thesistersofcraft.blogspot.co.uk/


Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes or..... - 13th
http://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

 My Craft Creations - Anything Goes - 13th
http://craftcreatoins.blogspot.nl/


Not just cards - Always Anything Goes - 13th
http://notjustcardschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

 613 Avenue Create - anything goes - optional - 12th
http://avenue613.blogspot.nl/

Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything goes - 14th
 http://www.craftysentiments.blogspot.co.uk/

Don't forget to check out my candy!!!


Take care and happy crafting!
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XX

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Anyone for Chocolate?

Oopsie...too late!  :o)  

Morning everyone

Hope you're all ok and didn't get battered too much yesterday.  It was pretty foul in the morning here but the afternoon turned out to be gorgeous, then we had a storm in the night but have woke up to a beautiful and very clear morning.   

If you've not noticed already, I'm having a BIG blog candy with the chance to win a £50 voucher to spend in my Scribble and Scrap Crafts Shop.  Just click on the blog badge at the top of the right sidebar and it will take you to the post with all the information and the linky tool so that you can enter.  The sooner I reach 500 followers the sooner some lucky winner will be having a lot of fun shopping, so spread the word far and wide.  

Something a little different from me today.  I've decided that I don't use my Cameo anywhere near enough so I've just dusted off the cobwebs and cranked it up for this Christmas carton. 

I used a Silhouette cutting file (from their shop) to cut this and it has been cut from gold textured cardstock.  I don't usually like being able to see the 'score' lines made by a Cameo but I actually think it adds interest to this piece.  

I have used the following products which are available at Scribble and Scrap Crafts


The gold card, ribbon and faux gem are from my stash.

This week we have a 5 Day Deal (ends 9pm Friday or when stocks run out) which means you get 10% off our entire range of dies when you add the code DIES10 at checkout.  The discount cannot be added once the purchase has been completed if you forget. 

Don't forget to head off to sign up for the £50 candy!   

Take care and happy crafting!
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xx

Sunday, 5 October 2014

A Wee Christmas - Challenge #28 Reminder DT Card

Hellooooo Peeps!

Hope you're all having a fabulous weekend.  

Firstly, the new 5 Day Deal over at Scribble and Scrap Crafts has just started and from now until 9am Friday (or while stock lasts) all the dies in the shop are reduced by 10%.  All you need to do is select your items and add the code DIES10 at checkout.  Make sure you remember to add the code as the discount cannot be applied once you have completed checkout. 

Anyway, here is my midway reminder card for Challenge #28:


Apart from the gorgeous red cardstock (which is from my stash and I've had a huge pile for years)
all of the products are available at:


The Hobby House Wee Toppers - Christmas Berry (love the little squirrel and robin - we're trying to attract red squirrels into our garden).

I also added some sparkly glitter to brighten it up a little.  

Hope you like my card.  Don't forget to head over to the Scribble and Scrap Challenge to check out my teamies beautiful projects as well.  You have until 6pm next SATURDAY (an extra day from now on) to get all your entries in.  There are two chances to win a £10 voucher to spend on anything you like at Scribble and Scrap Crafts.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

Creative Moments - Anything Goes - 6th
http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes - 8th
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.nl/
 Scrapper's Delights - Anything Goes - 7th
http://scrappers-delights-challenge-blog.blogspot.co.uk/
 Word Art Wednesday - sentiment Anything Goes - 8th
http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.nl/
 Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes
http://thesistersofcraft.blogspot.co.uk/ 

Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes - 7th
http://www.ttcrd.blogspot.nl/
 Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes or..... - 5th
http://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
 Crafting from the heart - Always Anything Goes - 5th  - Winner!!!!
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.nl/
 My Craft Creations - Anything Goes - 12th
http://craftcreatoins.blogspot.nl/
 Not just cards - Always Anything Goes - 12th
http://notjustcardschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
 Ppinkydolls - Anything Goes or....... - 5th
http://ppinkydollschallenge.blogspot.nl/
 613 Avenue Create - anything goes - optional twist - 12th
http://avenue613.blogspot.nl/
 Crafting At The Weekend - Anything Goes - 24th
http://craftingattheweekend.blogspot.co.uk/
 The Stamping Chef - Anything Goes - 8th
http://thestampingchef.com/Challenges/ 

Crafty Girls - Always Anything Goes - 25th
http://4kraftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.nl/

Always Anything Goes with a Twist - 10th
http://aagwat.blogspot.co.uk/

Good luck everyone.
Take care and happy crafting!
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XX

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Gorjuss - White Rabbit Card - 5 Day Deal Inspiration

Good moaning everyone!  :o)

Yet another fabulous day here on Dinosaur Island...thick fog but who cares?  We visited the donkey sanctuary yesterday and had lots of gorgeous donkey snuggles, including one from the new baby...so cute!  

This little guy is just so soft and fluffy it's unbelievable.


Anyhoo...in case you have missed it we are in the middle of a fabulous 5 Day Deal over at 
Scribble and Scrap Crafts  and that means that until 9am Saturday (or until we sell out) we have 10% off our entire Santoro Gorjuss and Mirabelle ranges and these are so beautiful.  Absolutely love the images and papers in particular...they're lush!  Just enter the code SANTORO10 at checkout.

The 5 Day Deal will usually run from 9am Sunday to 9am Friday but we were a little late this week as it's a new special for you.  

Here's a little bit of inspiration for you.



I have made this card using the following products from the
Santoro range:  
Gorjuss Neutrals 8x8 Paper Pack (absolutely love this!)
and The White Rabbit 12 Piece Stamp Set - incredible value!

also The Hobby House Pearls from my shop.

Other products I have used are:
Burgundy card from my stash
A Spellbinders die for the doily, a Joanna Sheen Signature die for the leaves
Some metal corners from Wild Orchid Crafts 
a stamp from my stash (sorry, can't remember who it's from)
and the flowers are my own and will be in the shop very soon.  :o) 

I have coloured the Gorjuss image using the following Promarkers:

Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Blush, Ivory, Baby Pink, Cocoa, Caramel, Satin, Burgundy, Cardinal Red, Ruby, Cool Grey 5,3 and 1, Sandstone and Blender.  

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:


http://avenue613.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes - 5th
http://whimsyinspires.blogspot.co.uk/  - Anything Goes - 29th 
The Stamping Chef - Anything Goes - 8th


Enjoy the rest of your day!

Take care and happy crafting!
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XX

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Simply Gorjuss! DT Card Challenge #28

Morning everyone!

Hope you're all having a fab weekend?

Today is the start of Challenge #28 over at Scribble and Scrap Crafts and it would be fab if you could join us!  We have two new teamies for you to meet this week as well.

As always, the Challenge is Anything Goes and there are two winners prizes (one drawn by Random and one selected by me) of £10 to spend on anything you like in the Scribble and Scrap Crafts shop.
We have so many stunning products to choose from now, and it is ever expanding.

Anyhoo...here is my DT card for this challenge.

The photo isn't quite right for the colours - I just cannot get the greens right no matter which setting I use on the camera and how much fiddling around I do, but I actually think that this is one of  the best cards I've ever made.  I'm so pleased with how it's worked out.  

I have used the following products from Scribble and Scrap Crafts to make this card:


I created the backing card by using my My Craft Studio software to play around with colour until is had created one which worked well with all the papers, and printed it out to use as matting layers and for the leaf and flourish die cuts.  

I made the flowers myself using some of my digital papers and I will have them in the shop very soon.  :o)  They are so vintage and scrummy...love them! 

So everything I used (apart from the 8x8 card blank) are either available in the
 Scribble and Scrap Crafts shop now or very soon will be. 

I stamped the image and sentiment onto watercolour card and coloured the image using the following Promarkers. 

Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Blush, Baby Pink, Tan, Caramel, Putty, Frosted Leaf, Khaki, Walnut, Burnt Orange, Orange, Amber and the Blender.  

I really enjoyed colouring this image.  I've not coloured a lot for ages but I'm reasonably pleased with how this has came out.  I've also not coloured red hair before and used different colours to those I would usually use.  

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

http://avenue613.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes - 5th


Hope you like my card.  Don't forget to head over to the challenge to join in the fun and see the rest of the DT's fabulous inspiration. 

Take care and happy crafting!
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XX


Friday, 26 September 2014

A Christmas Wish Snowflake Card

Hi everyone!

Hope you're all well?  

Having such a lovely time here on the island.  Had a cracking walk yesterday along what I call the Track at the Back (behind our flat).  It's a disused railway and goes all the way to Ventnor but we didn't walk quite that far.  It's so beautiful along there...takes you along through The Downs and there are lots of footpaths off it for exploring when we're a bit fitter.  But we only have to walk a couple of hundred yards before we're in the countryside...and there are the most gorgeous Highland Cattle along there AND we get to see the donkeys in the donkey sanctuary (across the field).  See how lucky we are living here?  Still can't believe it.  :o)




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Today I have strayed from my usual path and created a very simple but, I think, effective Christmas card.  

For this card, the centrepiece is this lovely verse which I found on Crafts U Print, which I printed onto supersmooth card.  I thought it was perfect and it also sits very nicely in the space I wanted it to sit in.  

I have used some red and gold matting card from my stash.
and some pearl drops from my stash.  


Don't forget that you have until 6pm tonight to get your cards in for the 
current Scribble and Scrap Challenge.  I am planning on extending it until 6pm Saturday nights from the next challenge so a whole extra day for you to get your entries in.  

Take care and happy crafting!
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XX

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Mid Challenge Reminder - Wee Shaped Easel

Hi everyone.

Hope you're all well and having a great weekend?  

Just a quick reminder for the Scribble and Scrap Challenge which is, as always, Anything Goes.  You have until 6pm (GMT) on Friday to get your entries in and the new challenge will start on the Sunday morning.  I'm thinking of extending the time the challenge runs until 6pm on the Saturday.  What do you all think?  

Don't forget that we now have no Top Three prizes but we do have two winners (one drawn by Random.Org and the other selected by me) who will each receive a £10 voucher to spend on anything they like at Scribble and Scrap Crafts and we have some seriously lush products now! 

Anyoo...me and my teamies have been busy crafting some inspirational reminders for you so please head over to Scribble and Scrap Challenge and blog to have a little lookie.  It would also be lovely if you can find time to leave a little comment for the girls to let them know what you think of their gorgeous creations.  

And here's mine:

I have used the following products from  Scribble and Scrap Crafts for this one:


The matting card was created by playing with the colours on my MCS software and printing out.  By doing that I always have the right colour card.  

The card blank and all layers were cut using Spellbinders dies and I used the same dies to create faux layers by drawing inside the shapes for the papers and cutting them by hand...I dislike wide matting layers so this is the perfect way to do it.  

Hope you like it.

Remember...you have until 6pm (GMT) on Friday  to get your fabby entries in.  The more the merrier but no more than 3 each please!  


Take care and happy crafting!
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XX

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Beautiful Butterflies - DT Card Scribble and Scrap Challenge #27

Hi everyone!

Hope you're all ok?  

Have you joined in with the fabulous Facebook and Blog Candy we have running over at Scribble and Scrap?  If not, you really need to head over there and check it out as there's a chance to win £20 to spend on anything you like at Scribble and Scrap Crafts.  The candy is open to anyone and everyone wherever you are so don't miss out!  We have some absolutely fabulous products now, so go and have a look and pick out what you'd buy if you won the £20.  

Anyhoo...apart from that it's the start of Challenge #27 over at Scribble and Scrap.  If you didn't already know, we now have no prize for Top Three BUT we do have two £10 winners prizes (to spend on anything in the shop)...one will be drawn by Random.Org and the other will be selected by yours truly.  

And here's my card:



As you can see from the black background, I've been playing with an early Christmas pressie from a friend of mine...a fabulous photo studio so I can take better photos!  It's brilliant but I need to work on my camera settings now as the colours are slightly out.  But the photo studio has made such a big difference.  Love it! 

How adorable is this image?!  These little butterflies are just the cutest out there.  They're from a Sylvia Zet Hobby House Topper Sheet.  The toppers and the beautiful Hobby House Pearls and the even more beautiful Hobby House Floral Boutique Blossoms are all now available to buy at Scribble and Scrap Crafts.  The gorgeous papers are from the First Edition New Blooms 6 x 6 Paper Pad and I absolutely love this pad!  It's such incredible quality and every single sheet is so useable.  Some of them are glittered (you may see that in the photo) and others are double sided...but they are all fab!  They also all work so well together.  The sentiment is from the Pink Lillibet Sentiment Toppers Pack and the doily is from Dovecraft.  So, apart from the 6 x 6 scalloped card blank and the matting card ALL these items and many, many more are available in the Scribble and Scrap Crafts shop.  





Hope you like it.  

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:


Don't forget to head over to the blog for the challenge and also for the Facebook and Blog Candy unless, of course, you wouldn't like to the chance to win £20 to spend at Scribble and Scrap.  Make sure you follow all the rules or you won't be the lucky winner!

And while you're there, check out the rest of the DT's gorgeous inspiration and it would be really nice if you could visit their blogs and leave them a comment...after all, they visit your blogs each challenge.  

Take care and happy crafting!
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xx