30 September 2011

Week 34 Sketch - LIM

Just got in by the skin of my teeth. I spent ages thinking about this sketch for the current challenge over at Less Is More, hmmm ... what to do? I have used this layout so many times on cards but everything I tried just didn't look right. So finally I have come up with the card below. I am not overely happy with it but I like the bamboo in black against kraft. First of all I took a piece of Kraft CS and ran it through my cuttlebug using the PTI Linen Embossing Plate then mounted with PTI Picth Black CS and added to a white card blank. I cut another square of Kraft CS and embosed this too and stamped the bamboo from the PTI Peaceful Garden set on it in black ink. This has then been added to the base with 3d foam {I orginally mounted this to black CS too but changed my mind}. Sentiment from the Waltzingmouse Stamps Frame It Set stamped in the bottom corner. Mini pearls added to finish.

STAMPS: Papertrey Ink, Waltzingmouse Stamps. INK: Memento Tuxedo Black. CS: Craftwork Cards, Papertrey Ink, Bazill Basics. TOOLS: Papertrey Ink Linen Embossing Plate. EMBELLISHMENTS: The Hobby House Pearls.

Thanks for visiting today! Hope you all have a great weekend!

24 September 2011

DTDF Candy Winner ...

The winner of the DTDF Candy is ...

Comment no 25 is Kelly @ Kels Makes!

Congratulations Kelly, please can you e-mail me your address and I will get it to Tracy to send out your yummy candy :0) Thanks to all that enetered and for all the lovely comments on the card too, they made my day!

21 September 2011

Happy Birthday Tracy! - DTDF

Today is the birthday of the amazing Tracy, the boss at Dies to Die for. This is the card I have made for her using lots of yummy goodies from DTDF of course!

First of all I have mounted a piece of yummy MME Lime Twist Happy Go Lucky paper with Bazzill Kraft CS and added to a white card blank. I have then punched holes in the side of the card using  ahole punch and wrapped around MME Lime Twist Happy Go Lucky "Happy" Twine. Using more Happy Go Lucky paper and Kraft I have made layers using the MFT Die-Namics Sweet Stack Labels Set and added this to the base. I have cut the '40' numbers from Bazzill CS using the MFT Die-Namics By The Numbers Set and added them with 3D adhesive squares on top. I have then made flowers from CS using MFT Die-Namics Mini Rolled Roses set with a Bazzill Adhesive Jewels added inside.

For the inside I have layered up some more CS used on the front of the card and stamped the greeting from the MFT A La Modes Birthday Girl Set, a little butterfly added on top.

STAMPS: My Favourite Things. INK: Memento Tuxedo Black. CS: Craftwork Cards, Bazzill Basics, My Minds Eye. TOOLS: My Favourite Things Die-Namics Sweet Stack Labels,My Favourite Things Die-Namics By The Numbers Set, My Favorite Things Die-Namics Mini Rolled Roses, Hole Punch. EMBELLISHMENTS: My Minds Eye Lime Twist Happy Go Lucky Happy Twine, Bazzill Adhesive Jewels.

20 September 2011

Little Boy Star - DTDF

Here is a quick card made using the fab Echo Park Little Boy collection, these papers are so bright - great for boy cards. I have simply layered the papers following a Viva La Verve Sketch. I have cut a Nestabilities star (currently not in the shop but if you ask Tracy nicely she will order it for you!) from one of the papers and added with 3d foam. The button and linen thread are by Stampin' Up! I have then stamped the greeting from the Ladybug Crafts Ink It's Only Words 1 set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

STAMPS: Ladybug Crafts Ink. INK: Memento Tuxedo Black. CS: Craftwork Cards, Echo Park. TOOLS: Nestabilities. EMBELLISHMENTS: Stampin' Up! Designer Button, Stampin' Up! Linen Thread.

Dies To Die for are giving away candy everyday this week over on the Blog to celebrate Tracy's Birthday, head over there to get a chance to win some fab candy.

18 September 2011

Anything CAS Goes - LIM

This week over at Less Is More they are going fro a thousand submissions so anything CAS goes for the challenge. For my card I have CASEd this gorgeous card by Lori Tecler {thank you for the inspiration} for a card for my Niece. I have first embossed a sheet of white card by running it through my Cuttlebug using the Cuttlebug Polka Dots folder and added this to a white card blank. I have cut out a banner using a PTI die from DB Bubblegum CS and added this off the edge of the card blank then cut a circle using a Nestabilities die from DB Posie Pink CS and added this on top. The star is cut also using a Nestabilities die cut from PTI felt then a PTI number cut from more DB CS added on top with 3D adhesive squares. DB button added with floss and tiny butterflies punched and added with rhinestones.

CS: Craftwork Cards, Doodlebug Designs, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream Felt. TOOLS: Cuttlebug Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Nestabilities Circles, Nestabilities Stars, Papertrey Ink Double Ended Banner Die, Papertrey Ink By The Numbers Die, Martha Steart 3 in 1 Butterfly punch. EMBELLISHMENTS: We R Memory Keepers Princess Floss, Doodlebug Designs Designer Button, Papermania Adhesive Gems.

Thanks for visiting me today,

15 September 2011

Winners of my Paper Giveaways ...

are as follows:

Stampin' Up! papers go to comment no 1 which is Sam @ Kitty Kat Krafts

Random papers go to comment no 17 which is Roni @ Peace To Crafts and no 6 which is Jo Street @ Dinky Daisy Designs

Dovecraft papers go to comment no 3 which is Sam Wright @ The Wright Card For The Right Occasion!

Christmas papers go to coment no 15 which is Julia A (who doesn't have a blog)

MME Christmas papers go to comment no 1 which is Anne @ Stamps and Paper

Please can you all send me your addresses within one week and I wil get your new papers out to you. Apologies if you have sent me your addy in the past but I do not keep them for your own security. Many thanks.

A big thank you to all that entered. If you are a regular reader of my blog you will know that there will be some more giveaways soon.

Have a good day,

11 September 2011

Seeing Double - LIM

This week's challenge over at Less Is More is a one layer challenge entitled Seeing Double. For my entry I have stamped the Stampendous Agapanthus stems on to a white card blank using VersaMagic ink and gone over the top with a Spica glitter pen {I love the subtle effect of these}. I have then stamped the greeting (from the same set) using Memento ink. PTI Hawaiian Shores ribbon wrapped around the bottom followed by a piece of We R Memory Keepers Midnight floss and finished off with rhinestones.

STAMPS: Stampendous. INK: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMagic Turquoise Gem. CS: Craftwork Cards. EMBELLISHMENTS: Papertrey Ink Hawaiian Shores Stain Ribbon, We R Memory Keepers Midnight Floss, Stampin' Up! Rhinestones, Papermania Adhesive Gems.

Thanks for visiting, my thoughts go to those affected by 9/11. 10 years has gone so quickly, I remember it like it was yesterday xx

6 September 2011

Metallic - LIM

Here is my submission to this week's Less Is More challenge of Metallic. Regular readers of my blog will know that I don't use much silver or gold in my cards and although I own a ton of metal charms I rarely use them so this was a bit of a challenge for me! For my card I have used a metal word that I have had in my stash for years and years. I think it was free from a magazine. I have made a card blank from SU! Marina Mist CS and added the word to the bottom corner. I have then stamped the 'Birthday' above it and punched out small circles of SU! Bashful Blue CS and added them around the words. Simple as that, I do like it though!

STAMPS: Hero Arts. INK: Memento Tuxedo Black. CS: Stampin Up! TOOLS: Hole Punch. EMBELLISHMENTS: from stash.

Thanks for visiting today, horrible weather we have had down in the south. It will probably be sunny tomorrow whilst I am at work!

1 September 2011

LIM - Take 3 Challenges

This is my submission for the latest challenge over at Less Is More. This week we have been asked to make a card using 3 of their previous challenges. The three I have chosen are: week 6 - Off The Edge, week 16 - Butterflies & week 25 Button or Ribbon. It could also be used for the following challenges: week 2 - Flower or Tree, week 3 - Spring, week 12 - Off Centre, week 23 - Something With Legs, week 28 - Use Ink and finally week 29 - Things That Move.

So, first of all I have cut out a layer using the PTI Half & Half die and stamped the grass and flowers  from the PTI Peaceful Garden set on it using Memento inks. I have then stamped the sentiment from the PTI Birthday Bash Sentiments set over the top. I have added a PTI Plum Pudding button on the edge of the layer with SU! linen thread and added the layer to a white card balnk with 3d adhesive squares. I have then stamped a butterfly from the PTI Butterfly Dreams set on to PTI Plum Pudding CS and cut out, and added to the panel with rhinestones in the centre. I have then punched a little butterfly using the same CS and added with a teeny rhinestone.  

I am also entering this card into the A Passion For Papertrey Challenge of Anything Goes.

STAMPS: Papertery Ink. INK: Memento Tuxedo Black, Lulu Lavelnder, Sweet Plum & Bamboo Leaves. CS: Craftwork Cards, Papertrey Ink. TOOLS: Papertrey Ink Half & Half die, Martha Stewart 3 in 1 Butterfly punch. EMBELLISHMENTS: Stampin' Up! Linen Thread, Papertrey Ink Button, Papermania Adhesive Gems.

Thanks for visiting me today, I hope you are all well. Please check below if you are the winner of my fat free candy!

The Winner Is ...

Random.org has picked a winner of my fat free candy which is ...

Comment no 9 - Vicky @ Vixx Handmade Cards

Please could you e-mail me your address Vicky and I will get your candy out to you asap. Thank you to everyone who entered. I will be doing some more giveaways soon following my clear up of my craft room!

Thanks for visiting,

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