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Saturday 24 October 2009

One stop craft challenge no 52 - celebration

This is my entry into this weeks challenge over at OSCC which is called celebration, i have made this simple card for my friends teenage son's 15th birthday, i didnt want to put to much on it as i dont think he would have noticed lol but i still think it looks ok?
  • dcwv rockstar matt stack
  • sugar nellie rockstar stamp
  • coloured with my promarkers
  • silverpaper
  • white sakura pen for faux stitching
  • computer generated greeting
  • ends were cornered with my dovecraft punch

what do you think of it as it was a quickie, only took about 15 min inc colouring.


Thursday 22 October 2009

chariamsa and delightful daisies

This week over at charisma the challenge is called delightful daisies, here is my entry, ive punched out the daisies with my woodware punches, and put gem brads in the centre, the image i recieved in a trimmie swap.
To make this card i used
  • forever friends image
  • coloured with promarkers
  • my minds eye papers
  • gem brads
  • lace
  • gold pearly card
  • pearl gems from ebay
  • peel offs for greeting

Wednesday 21 October 2009

Our first challenge

Today is the first day of our new challenge blog creative craft challenge blog, we have a great prize up for grabs too, our first challenge is called.......................the first one.

this means all you have to do is have the number one on it, and you can make a card,atc,alteted art etc anything that your heart desires,

HERE IS THE PRIZE and we also have a few hidden extras too.

And here is my card for the first challenge, why not have a go, closing date is the 3rd nov


Sunday 18 October 2009

another gentle reminder

just a reminder for those of you who dont know yet, some of my buddies and i are starting up a challenge blog called creative craft challenges, the launch date is going to be.................................. WED 21st OCTOBER, we have each put a nice little prize in to make up a lovely candy and a challenge prize so thats 2 chances to win yourselves a prize, so pop over become a follower and watch this space for some challenge fun xxxx


creative card crew

This week over at CCC is called scallops, so here is my entry, i made this for a friends sister, i actually think this one looks good for a change lol.
To make this card i used;
  • sugar nellie shopping image
  • circle nestie scallops
  • image coloured with promarkers
  • fabric flowers
  • dovecraft papers from the glamour range
  • gems
  • peel offs for text
  • lace ribbon from trimcraft

hope you like it.


Thursday 15 October 2009

A new challenge blog is coming very soon so watch this space

Hello everyone, myself and a few of my buddies have decided to have a go at our very own challenge blog, i know there are a fair few already but we thought there was room for another lol,
The start date for our very first challenge is.....WED 21ST OCT and we have put together a very nice selection of crafting goodies for the first winner,

The new challenge blog is called creative craft challenges so check here and save our banner to your blog so you can check back and see what fun you will have.

Thans for reading and hope to see you soon xxx


Monday 12 October 2009

Cupcake craft challenge - buttons and stitching

This is my entry into this weeks cupcake challenge which as the title says...buttons and stiching, ive done another christmas card as ive alot of them to make and not much time as ive 2 little ones and not much crafting time in the week to get them done if i leave them too late lol, this is a simple card yet again but the end product doesnt look too bad.
To make this card i used;
  • dcwv chrismas paper pack (REDS...sorry swapped with a friend and cant remember what these are called)
  • christmas brads from local craft shop
  • green ribbon from dunelm
  • buttons from woodware
  • die cut christmas tree from pear tree yard not sure of brand
  • red pearl gems from ebay
  • green shimmer paper from craft central
  • whits sakura pen for the faux stitching

Hope everyone has a good day......happy crafting.


Saturday 10 October 2009

One stop craft challenge #50

This weeks set challenge over at OSCC is birthday cards to celebrate DT members 50th birthday, I made this card for my niece who is living in australia, its her 15th birthday, i actually like the end product of this card as i love the gorjuss girls stamps,

To make this card i used;

  • gorjuss girls image (sitting girl)
  • coloured with promarkers
  • all dressed up matt stack DCWV
  • pearl gems
  • brown pearl card
  • woodware daisy punch to make own flowers
  • sentiment from see ds

Friday 9 October 2009

creative card crew no 31 - its a celebration

Over at CCC the challenge for this week is called it a celebration, so as i had a card i needed to make for an order, i thought it was a perfect opportunity to enter this challenge, As you can see i chose to do a congrats on the birth of your baby card, its quite simple but im fairly pleased with how it looks,
To make this card;
  • papermania collossal paper pack in pastels
  • dovecraft basic baby diecut
  • gem brads from dovecraft
  • pale blue fibres from papermania
  • baby stamp from kars
  • coloured with promarkers
  • a5 card blank hand folded
  • blue sakura stardust for faux stitching
  • blue stickles

I just hope the customer likes it lol,


Wednesday 7 October 2009

cricut vs pazzles

Im hoping some of you have some advice for me? my occasionally generous hubby has told me i can have either the cricut or the pazzles if i should so wish for christmas, but i dont know much about either, i know the pazzles is much more expensive, but some things id like to know is;
  1. do you still need to keep replacing mats/cutters etc for both?
  2. do you still buy cartridges for both?
  3. which is most cost effective over long term?
  4. and most of all those who have you use them or do they tend to sit on the shelf in favour of your bugs/bigshots etc.

Any help would be very appreciated, as im not 100% on wether to get one or not, i might get something else all together if i dont get enough info on them,

Thanks for reading xxxxx


Tuesday 6 October 2009

my time to craft- purrfect pets

Here is my take on this weeks challenge over at my time to craft which is called purrfect pets,
this is a very simple notepad with the dovecraft glamour paper pack backing papers on, plus anitas stichy ribbon and thats about it, the BIA rings are red as i had not got pink ones grrrr i think i need to get some,

Sunday 4 October 2009

wow i cant believe it

Im amazed and shocked, after a few weeks of hinting my hubby has finally relented and agreed i can have the new full set of 56 promarkers, honestly im actually stunned as ive bought a few things recently and he told me to give it a break from buying craft stuff,so when he agreed last night i ordered them straightaway in case he changed his mind lol. he did ask me to make this my last purchase for a while but i think thats fair enough lol.

its colouring in techniques at our creative craft group tuesday night but i dont think my new pens will have arrived by then,i have around 60 or so pens so far so this will really boost my total, im just so over the moon i had to share it with someone who appreciates a crafters passion lol.


Friday 2 October 2009

daring card makers - folding up

Over at DCM the challenge this week is folding,either the paper on your card or the card itself, i made this card fro my friend who had a little boy, ive never made a card like this before but it was fun so be prepared to see more,
To make tis i used;
  • dovecraft kids papers
  • kars baby stamp
  • coloured with promarkers
  • anita's sticky ribbon
  • blue gems
  • silver effect charm from sparklybitz


Thursday 1 October 2009

charisma challenge # 39 is decoupage

Well as is the theme for me at the moment ive created another christmas card lol, the challenge over at charisma this week is decoupage so i cut up this lovely image and got my squares out, and was quite pleased with the end result, its much more colourful and sparkly in real life than in the picture.
The things i used to make this card are;
  • dovecraft papers
  • le suh decoupage papers
  • dovecraft snowflake brad
  • peeloff greeting matted onto
  • blue mirror card
  • silver ribbon