Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Monday, December 27, 2010
Now, as it is Monday, it's time for a new challenge at Incy Wincy. The theme is distressing, and as you may know, this is something I love to do. This week we are sponsored by:
I have made an easel card and used a wonderful image - Chelsea - by Aspire to Thrive. I paper pieced her top and inked the card with Victorian Velvet distress inks. To keep with the distressed feel, I made a flower from three circles of net and used crackle paint on the edges of the card on the base of the easel. Please check out the other wonderful DT cards on the blog and I hope you can play along with us.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Gingerloft - distressing.
The Crafty Pad - Anything Goes
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Well, it's Tuesday and time for another challenge at Creative Craft. The theme is anything goes and as usual runs for two weeks, so I hope you will have a chance to join in. This week, we are sponsored by:
Now, onto my makes. The first is a gift bag, which uses the image Bah Humbug by Stitchy bear.
I also made this card:
I was a bit self indulgent with this one, as I used a lot of my favourite things at the moment (no doubt they will change soon!) - purple, wild orchid flowers, lace and my distress inks. The images and sentiment are by Penny Black and I inked the lace to tie in with the colour scheme.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges: Allsorts - Anything goes and Penny black at Allsorts - Beauty is in the eye of the beholder (I have many of my favourite things here and so beautiful to me).
I still have a horrible cold, so I'm hoping I'm not going to give it to anyone else as it won't be fun being ill over Christmas. Daisy is starting to get excited and wants the Christmas tree lights on all day, which is fine but as it is sunny here, you can't see them very well. It's quite hard for her to understand that there won't be snow here on Christmas Day and that we may go swimming. Even I can't quite get my head around that!
Monday, December 20, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
and they are giving to the winner a voucher of £10 to spend in the LOTV store. Isn't that great?This week we would like to see Christmas cards in non-traditional colours. The DT used some new digi images that are now available in the Aspire to Thrive store. There is a lovely cute penguin which would be fab for any last minute cards, but, of course, I had to make things difficult for myself so I chose a different image! I have used a lovely teddy. To make it a bit more festive, I made a turkey out of fimo to add in the tray. The paper is by Basic Grey and the snowflakes come from a die cut glittered sheet. The lace, pin and flowers are by Wild Orchid.
I would like to enter this into Simon Says Stamp - Christmas but no red or green and Cupcake Craft Challenge - non-traditional Christmas.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
I have used one of their lovely images of a female elf. I printed it four times and used a circle punch. I then stuck them together so it is 3D and added a hanging loop. I inked the background green and used traditional colours for a change. Please go to the blog and see all the wonderful makes from the rest of the DT.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
and the prize is 4 digital images from the shop. This week it is a recipe challenge and the recipe is : 3 flowers, 2 papers and 1 image. I used a sweet bunny image from Meljen's Designs. If you have read some of my other posts, you will know how hard I find clean and simple cards to make. So, I decided to just use the ingredients with little else added, but I still found it hard and keep thinking the card looks a bit bare. The papers are by Prima and the flowers are from Wild Orchid.
Daisy has been in kindy today so I took the opportunity to do some Christmas shopping with Martha. I can't believe how quickly it's creeping up on us. I've also been getting the house sorted as my in-laws are arriving tomorrow morning for a couple of weeks. They haven't met Martha yet, so it will be nice for them to have some time with the girls. I hope you have a good day,
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
and I have used this cute snowman image from Aspire to Thrive. The papers are from a RAK and the lace is from Wild Orchid.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Fussy and Fancy - Christmas, no red or green.
One Stitch at a time - Choose a season or event - Christmas.
Creative Inspirations - Anything Christmassy/ winter.
Stampin' for the weekend - Winter.
One Stop Craft Challenge - Snow people.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
and there are 3 prizes up for grabs of 3, 2 or 1 digi stamp from Kenny K's store. I wish I could enter! The theme this week is Rock on!, so we want to see your music inspired projects. For my card, I have used the Hip Hop Drums digi and think it's great for male cards. The paper is by Hot off the Press and the sentiment is computer generated.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
who are offering a $10 voucher for their store. The DT have all used images from Aspire to Thrive with the sketch. I have gone for a Christmas theme as I am seeing so many Christmas cards around and I haven't made many yet so expect more! I used the Santa train image, which I love. I don't have any scalloped ovals, so I used lace to outline the oval. The frame is from SU. I don't normally go for traditional colours, but I thought they worked well here.
I would like to enter this into the following challenge:
Sir Stampalot - Christmas traditions
A quick update on Daisy and the dance concert. I was quite worried she wouldn't get on stage as she is quite shy, but she went on, did all the moves perfectly and had a huge smile on her face all the time. She now wants to do more. A very proud mummy moment!
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
This is the first time I have scheduled a post so I hope it works as we should be halfway to Melbourne by now. We are going for a week as hubby has been working until midnight most nights for about a month so he needs a break and I just need a change of scene!
This is also my first post as DT member of the Creative Craft Challenge Blog, so I hope I do okay. It's a big week over there as it is our first anniversary week and there are so many amazing prizes up for grabs. We want to see your anniversary projects. Here are mine. The first is traditional and the second is a bit more alternative.
The card above uses a digi stamp and papers from Stitchy bear stamps, one of our sponsors. The sentiment is computer generated and the flowers and gems are from my stash.
Here is the alternative anniversary card. I thought that some people might not do lovey-dovey, but cakes are always good and I love this cheeky digi from Some Odd Girl, another of our sponsors this week. I've made an easel card. I don't know who made the paper as I cut off the name label when I used it before. I made the beaded pins using my jewellery stash. I'm not sure if you can see it, but I added glitter to the cake and put on some beads for sprinkle.
All this talk of cakes is making me hungry.
Please hop over to the blog and see the amazing creations the rest of the DT have made and take the time to join us.
Monday, October 18, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
I know I've been a bit absent but hubby has gone away for work and so I'm on my on with our girls for a week for the first time and I've not had a lot of time to myself, let alone to make cards.
Anyway, I would just like to share some wonderful news. I have been chosen to be on the DT for Creative Craft Challenges and am over the moon! It's my first DT post and had to check it was me on the blog before I celebrated. I just hope I do it justice and can't wait to start.
I'm off to watch some of the Commonwealth Games before bed.