Monday, 28 February 2011

Whiff of Joy - March Release Previews

This is my second post today. If you're looking for the Waltzingmouse Stamps March sneaks then you'll find it on the post below, or simply click HERE

Tomorrow Whiff of Joy are releasing 2 new lines of stamps, Norma Fickel's Gnomes and Elizabeth Bell's Spring collection which was available as a kit and will now be released as individual stamps.  The DT have been showcasing both lines all week. Today I have 2 more cards to share, using one image from each illustrator. 

These Gnomes are just such fun to work with. 

My papers are MME 'Gertie' matted with teal and brown cardstock. The image is matted, stitched and mounted on 3D pop dots for added dimention. I've kept this fairly clean and simple by just adding some buttons, scrappers floss and a Tim Holtz adage ticket.



Copics used-
Shirt/Hat - BG72, 75, 78
Pants - E50, 50, 53
Cake - YR00, 02. R21, 22
Shoes - C5, 8, 9
Skin - E00, 02, 11, 51, 21

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I love that Spring stamps are coming out now and looking out my window today it really does look like Spring is out there.. except for the fact that it's icy cold too.. so I'll have to make do with looking out while staying warm inside, lol. 


Again, I've used MME papers but this time I've used  "Mabel" matted with orange and brown cardstock... all machine stitched :) Some luscious flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts gives a real spring feel to the card, along with the flutterbys from my Martha Stewart punch. The paperclip and charm have been in my stash for so long that I have on clue who it's from. 


Copic used:
Skin - E00. 02, 11, 21
Dress/Hairband - YR00, 02. E40, 41. BG0000, 10, 11
Hair - E25, 27, 42

Hope you like :) 
Sandie
xXx

Waltzingmouse Stamps Previews - Day 3

Welcome to Day 3 of Waltzingmouse Stamps March release previews. Today the team are showcasing Vintage Banners and Bitty Banners. I know these sets are going to excite so many people, including me :D :D !!!

 
For my project I used Vintage Banners. First thing to spring to mind was a FLAG!!!. Yup, and this set is just full of possibilities. I recently got a pack of lollipop sticks from Annamarie of The Scrapbook Store with the intention of making cake pops, you know... because I'm a real Bakerella... NOT!! lol. Anyway, when I saw the Vintage Banner set I knew I wanted to make a flag. So easy, and just perfect for {us} over excitable moms at any of their kids sport activities..


For the card I used MME papers & teal cardstock and machine stitched them. Then I stamped 2 of the 3 designs of the large stamps - using Pine Needles and Scattered Straw distress inks. I cut them out mounted them on 3D pop dots and used some twine to pull them together. The fabby sentiment is also in the set. 


Be sure to check out what the other ladies have made for  your viewing pleasure!! Here's the list.... 

Have a great day!!
Sandie

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Whiff of Joy DT - March Release Preview

Good afternoon!! This is my second post of the day so if you've come looking for the Waltzingmouse Stamps March sneaks then you'll find it on the post below, or simply click HERE.

In this post I have 2 cards to share, as blogger played silly beggars with me and my post didn't publish on Friday while I was away. 

On March 1st Whiff of Joy are releasing 2 new lines of stamps, Norma Fickel's Gnomes and Elizabeth Bell's Spring collection which was available as a kit and will now be released as individual stamps. Both lines are ADORABLE!!!
I've been in 'orange' mode lately and this card is no exception. This is one seriously pretty image and the first one to jump out at me when deciding which to ink up first.


My papers are Basic Grey and dark brown cardstock and they've all been machine stitched. The sheer ribbon, charm, pearls and flowers are all from my stash. 



Copics used:
Skin/Blush - E00, 02, 21, 51
Dress - YR14, 15, 16, 18
Hair - E42, 43, 44
Shoes - E50, 51, 53

On this card I've used one of the new Gnomes by Norma Fickel.  I am a big fan Norma's Gnomes and was thrilled to see more being released.


The papers are by Prima and are called Sweet Fairy - again, I've machine stitched them. I coloured my image, trimmed it out and mounted it with 3D dots. Then I added loadza yummy flowers, ribbon, pearls and pearl topped brads.


To finish off I broke out the Star Dust Stickles and added it to the flowers, image and sentiment :D 

Copics used:
Skin - E00, 02, 21, 51
Blues - B12, 14, 16
Pinks - R81. 83, 85
Browns - E42, 43, 44 (shoes) E40, 41, 42 (vest)
Yellows - Y15, 17

Challenges:
7kidsCollegeFund - Calling all Squares
Crazy 4 Challenges - Flowers
One Stop Craft - Spring Flowers
Sweet Stampin  - Oh so Girly
Stamp Something - something with flowers
The Outlawz Copic Challenge - (must use Copic/Promarkers) - Adding depth to hair
Wags 'n Whiskers - punches

Thanks for popping in!
Sandie
xXx

Waltzingmouse Stamps Release - Day 2

Good morning!! I'm back from my travels in time for day 2 of Waltzingmouse Stamps' new release peeks.

Today we are showcasing Vintage Labels 18, which are compatible with Spellbinders Nestabilities.


Be sure to check out what the rest of the ladies have created with these wonderful stamps.  ClaireAnyaBonnieJenniferJoanJuliaLaurieLynnMona, - and Sarah - our newest DT member.

Supplies -
Vintage Labels 18, Fancy Phrases
Papers by Prima
Rose pink cardstock
Grosgrain ribbon and pearls from my stash.

Saturday, 26 February 2011

CES Challenges - Flowes and Flutterbys

Hi everyone! Hopefully this post has published because I'm still in the UK, sans laptop!! I also hope hubster is surviving being a lone parent, lol. At this stage I reckon he's counting down the hours until I get home!!

This week on CES Challenges our theme is Flowers and Flutterbys. I've had this image for ages but hadn't had a chance to ink her up until now. I'm also entering this card into the Sugar Nellie FB contest.. and will add it when I get home later.


My papers are by Prima and they are called Sparkling Spring. I've paperpieced the dress on my image and coloured her with copic sketch markers. 


To embellish I've used lace, flowers, pearl spray and pearl topped pins

Thanks for popping by today. I'll be back tomorrow with tales of my Tim Holtz class and hopefully some photos too!! Don't forget to leave my teamies a little love on their blogs xx

Have a great day
Sandie
xx

Thursday, 24 February 2011

PaperPlay Challenges - Get Sentimental

Good morning!! This week on PaperPlay Challenges our theme is Let's Get Sentimental and we would like to see sentiments on your creations. 

We are being sponsored by Create with TLC and the lucky winner will receive a $10 store voucher. 

Both the image and the sentiment on my card are from Create with TLC.


My papers are My Mind's Eye Stella Rose "Gertie" and  they have all been machine stitched. They are just gorgeous!!! I've coloured my image using copic sketch markers.


The button, pearls and trim/ribbon are from my stash and I used an EK Success punch to do the borderwork.

Challenges
Freshly Brewed - ribbons and bows
Digital Tuesday - Punches
Partytime Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - use punches or dies
Pink Elephant  - Buttons, lace and ribbon
I Did It Creations - Anything Goes

Thanks for popping in. Don't forget to visit the DT blogs to see just how sentimental they can be ;)

Sandie
xXx

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Lili of the Valley & Tickled Pink Challenges

Good morning and happy Sunday!! We're having a chill out morning here and I've just treated the kids to breakfast in bed... and you know what that means.. CRUMBS!! lol. 

Today I have a couple of cards I made just for challenges. 

I just love Lili of the Valley stamps, the are soooo cute!! This card is for their current challenge -  My Favourite Colours. 


It's not hard to see my favourite colours are pink, white and green. Isn't this image just the best??!! I found the sentiment to go with it on Create with TLC. 

I used copic sketch markers to colour her and used Star Dust stickles for her skirt, because apparently all tutu skirts should be sparkly - according to one 5yr old Princess.


My flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The crown charm, lace and trim are from my stash. 

Challenges - 
Sketch Saturday  - SKETCH
iCopic Lover - Colour combo 
Cute Card Thursday - Shiny Happy cards 
Dutch Dare Card Challenge - sparkle/glitter/bling
Paper Pretties - card for a child
Top Tip Tuesday - Stitching

 
My next card is for Tickled Pink Challenges, who want to see some fabric on your entry. I've been looking at these images for so long and I finally took the plunge this week and bought a digi - Fairy Kira. 


She's about 5" tall and she's what I call 'a fairy with attitude'!! lol. She's been coloured using copic sketch and a touch of glitter has been added to her wings. My papers are My Mind's Eye and from the Stella & Rose 'Hazel' collection.


 The clock charm is one of many that I picked up at the NEC in November. I really hope to get back to the NEC next month as I loved being able to see/feel what I was buying before buying it!! We have no craft stores here that carry embellishments like these and I mostly shop online.

Other challenges - 
Stamp Something - something funky
Totally Papercrafts - use a digi
Wags 'n Whiskers - punches
4 Crafty Chicks - fairy/angel/butterfly
Creative Belli - felt or fabric

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Basic Grey & CES Challenges

Good morning and happy Saturday! I have 2 DT cards to share today. First up is Basic Grey Challenges and there is a fabby sketch by the very lovely Heather.


I just had to ink up one of Whiff of Joy's February release stamps, called Nora with Ducks  and I've used Basic Grey Archaic Papers, matted with brown cardstock. I cut out my image with classic oval nesties, but I trimmed out around the puddles first, then I used the scalloped oval nesties to matt it. 

The lace, pearls and flowers are from my stash.

Challenges -
Charisma Cardz – Spring has sprung
Copic Creations - Use Warm Colors Copics
Simply Create - bold & bright
 Samuel Taylor's Challenge - use Copic or Promarkers

Next up is CES Challenges, and again I used a Whiff of Joy stamp and this one is called Skater Ben


The papers are Whiff of Joy's Spring Paper Pad and I've paired them with kraft cardstock. I made the SK8 tag using the kraft card, a flossed button and pink paislee's alpha stickers. All of my papers have been machine stitched. To finish off I added some more flossed buttons, my favourite 'boy' embellishment :) The pom pom trim is from my stash.

Challenges -
Crafty Catz - one for the men/boys
Aud Sentiments Challenge  - add a trendy saying
 Paper Pretties - card for a child
Simon Says Stamp - make your own embellishment (sentiment tag)
Stars and Stamps Midweek Throwdown - masculine card
ECP Challenges - Something for the boys
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Spring

Well that's it from me for today. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Be sure to check out my teamies' blogs and say Hi! 

Sandie
xXx

Friday, 18 February 2011

Stampin' for the Weekend - Monochrome

Good morning. This week on Stampin' for the Weekend we have a monochromatic theme for you. I just love doing this type of card and almost always go with browns, my favourite!! 


The papers for this card are by Craftwork Cards and are from the Oh La La Collection. I've matted them with deep brown cardstock from The Paper Mill. This was my first attmept at machine stitching a circle.. a little bit wobbly in places but I'm getting the hang of it. 

I used the sketch from The Sugar Bowl and made an easel card to enter Sugar Nellie's Facebook challenge. 


I coloured my image using all Earth tone (E) copics. 
Hair -  44, 43, 42
Pants - 44, 43, 42, 41
Top/Hairband - 53, 51, 50
Skin - 51, 21, 00, 02
Letter - 42, 41

The flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts, as is the lace. My sentiment is from Lili of the Valley.

Challenges:
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Stampin' B's - Monochromatic Card
Creative Cottage - Fabulous Florals
 Stampavie and More - Monochrome
Stampin' Royalty - Mark It Up - use markers
 Oldie But Goodie Challenge  - Add a heart (2 on my image)
Top Tip Tuesday  Stitching
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Spring - flowers Everywhere!
Ooh La La Creations  - For someone special

Thanks for popping in. Be sure to check out my teamies' blogs to see their Monochromatic creations. Have a wonderful Friday!!

Sandie
xXx

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Waltzingmouse Stamps February Blog Waltz

Please join us for our Friends of Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Waltz

Hi everyone and welcome to Waltzingmouse's February Blog Waltz. This month our theme is Designing with Buttons..  yep, we wanna see you use buttons on your projects. 

If you haven't registered your blog to play along then waltz over to the forum thread to do so, and if you're unsure about how the waltz works check out THIS information page on Claire's blog. 

This month we will also be having 'Guess the Theme' game. Find the clues left throughout the DT members blogs and guess the theme of one of the new stamp sets to be released on March 1st. As always, there will be prizes :D 


As February is also the month of 'love' I went with a romantic card. When I saw Claire use the Sweethearts stamp set last month I just had to have it. There are so many wonderfully sweet sentiments that can be used for many occasions. Of course, there had to be pink too!! 

OK, hands up how many people can successfully photograph a white card??? Seriously, I took about 40 shots and this is the best I could get. It almost drove me insane {or to the nearest saloon!!} I tried it with pink, white, blue, cream and brown backgrounds, lol.


 I stamped out both of the large hearts from the Sweethearts set using Victorian Velvet distress ink and trimmed then out. Then I partially layered them over each, mounted them on 3D pop dots and added a flossed button to each one. I got my gorgeous vintage seam binding from Etsy and the fabby rose trim is from An Siopa Bui.  I also added a flossed button to the seam binding.

Thanks for popping by, enjoy the rest of the hop!!
Sandie
xXx

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Inky Impressions - Spots and Stripes & one for LOTV

Good afternoon!! Today I have 2 cards that I would like to share. One for Inky Impressions Spots & Stripes challenge and the other is Lili of the Valley's sketch challenge


I have used the super cute Joseph and Lynette's First Date which can be found HERE
My papers are Basic Grey 'Bittersweet', the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. Pearls, pins and ribbon from my stash. 

Challenges - 
Flourishes - Three pattern papers
Top Tip Tuesday - Stitching
Cupcake Craft - I heart you - use hearts
Karens Doodles  - Animal Friends
Stamps R Us  - Love/Valentines

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Lily of the Valley have a fabby sketch by Dawny to follow. I picked up all the cute girly stamps when I was in the NEC last November. My little one just loves this one as she wants to be a ballerina girl 'when she grows up', lol. 

I've coloured it with copic sketch markers and added loads of shine in the form of Star Dust stickles. 


The sentiment is made up from die cuts that came along with the papers, which are Papermania's Rose Garden. 

 I am also entering this into the challenge on One Stitch At A Time which is Make it Pretty and the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge which is Calling all Squares.

Hope you like!! Thanks for visiting
Sandie
xXx

Monday, 14 February 2011

Valentine's Day Virtual Blog Hop

Good afternoon!! I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day. I just love Valentine's as I have the most romantic hubby in the world *dripping sarcasm* I'll just push that little nugget back under the rug where it doesn't cause any problems, LOL!! He is being forced to watch The Notebook with me tonight :D :D :D 

Anyhoooooooo onto the reason you are here - Welcome to our Valentine's Day blog hop. The very lovely and very talented Taylor came up with this idea and it just grew and grew!! We now have almost 50 blogs participating and 19 sponsors giving away 21 prizes. Winners will be picked at random from various blogs in the hop. You have until Thursday at 6:00 PM EST to comment on all of the blogs and winners will be announced on Friday.

If you've arrived here from Maria's blog then you're on the right path. If not, then hop back to Taylor's blog where the hop begins. 

I made a sweet Valentine Tag and I've posted the tutorial for this over on the Whiff of Joy Inspirations blog, and I am also entering it into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge which is Anything but a Card.


The next stop on the hop is Juanita's Blog 

Here is the full list of prizes -

StampInsanity - with a digi set of choice for one winner
- Meljens designs - 4 digis to one winner
- Pixie Dust Studio - 2 digis to one winner
- Lizzie Anne Designs - $10 gift certificate (from Taylor)
- Christian Paper Crafts - 1 year general membership
- Paper Pretties - 3 total winners: 1 person will receive Timeless Love stamp set; 2 people will receive 5 digis of their choice from the store
- Karber Digital Images - 2 digis to one winner
- Di's Digi Downloads - 5 digi images to one winner
- The Scrappychick Boutique - 2 6x6 Cosmo Cricket paper pads to one winner
- Stampendous - 4 cling rubber stamps from new release to 1 winner
- Pink Cat Studio - 5 digis of winner's choice to one winner
- Amber Ink - $10 gift certificate
- Simply Betty Stamps - 3 digis of the winner's choice
- Mark's Finest Papers - set of their choosing to the winner
- Dreamweaver's Stencils - a couple stencils, pearlescent embossing paste and a palette knife
- Chi Chi Memories - Meaning of Love Digi Stamp Set to one winner
- Little Potato House - $20 gift certificate
- Kenny K digis: 4 digis to one winner
- Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps: winners choice of 2 images

And in case you lose your way, the full list of hoppers -

Taylor Usry - http://taylorusry.blogspot.com/
Libby Hickson - http://stampinlibby.blogspot.com/
Cindy Coutts - http://cindycoutts.com/
Cyndi Bundy - http://scrappychickcyndi.blogspot.com/
Amber Hillman - http://ambersantics.blogspot.com/
Angelique Nederpel - http://scrapping-angel.blogspot.com/
Tanya Johnson - http://little-scrapper.blogspot.com/
Suzi McKenzie - http://mrsweyremaster.blogspot.com/
Cathy Wallington - http://ellieskeeperscreations.blogspot.com/
Pam Hornschu - http://1pamperedstamper.blogspot.com/
Wendy Price - http://paperinkandsmiles.blogspot.com/
Patricia Hays - http://thinkingofinking.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/
Maria Levine - http://riacreations.blogspot.com/
Sandie Dunne - http://sandieshores.blogspot.com/
Juanita Gillen - http://stampintwilghtmom.blogspot.com/
Janelle Stollfus - http://rainpuddlesdesign.blogspot.com/
Mary Collins - http://www.softangelkisses.blogspot.com/
Berenice Rendon - http://karbersweetescape.blogspot.com/
Cheryl Gorka - http://shestamps.blogspot.com/
Jessica Fitzgerald - http://jkfitzgerald.blogspot.com/
Dee Morris - http://sprytebyrd.blogspot.com/ -
Darsie Bruno - http://www.craftingwithdarsie.blogspot.com/
Sandy Allnock - http://acolourfulworld.blogspot.com/
Margie Cortina - http://ohbumbleismemargie.blogspot.com/
Kathy Fronczak - http://pixieduststudio.blogspot.com/
Cat Darling - http://catscraftycorner.blogspot.com/
Joyce Martens (Jolara) - http://jolaras.blogspot.com/
Erin Leveille -http://stamptillucramp.blogspot.com/
Gudrun Loennecken- http://papirbloggen.blogspot.com/
Mackenzie Bruckler - http://midnightscramper.blogspot.com/
Melissa (Pink Cat) - http://pinkcatstudio.blogspot.com/
Patty Tanuz - http://cardsbypattytanuz.blogspot.com/
Emily Leiphart - http://www.leiphartonart.blogspot.com/
Jane Matsumoto - http://whoopsiedaisy-jane.blogspot.com/
Kimme Leach - http://kimme-thelifeofaprincess.blogspot.com/
Kerry Kung - http://kerryischilling.blogspot.com/
Heather Lee-Reppen - http://inkonmyear.blogspot.com/
Rachel Sztonyk - http://gingerbreadgallery.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Dove - http://just4funcrafts.blogspot.com/
Lysa Q- http://lysaq.blogspot.com/
Erica Johnson-Wanzer - http://www.inkedupandreadytoplay.com/
Tina Kiehn - http://kiehn10.blogspot.com/
Sugar Whiting - http://sugscardsnmore.blogspot.com/
Karin Martin - http://karin-withaniforpaper.blogspot.com/
Sunghee Chon - http://www.creativityinprogress.com/blog/
Tanis Palmer - http://tannyps-rubbish.blogspot.com/
Lindsey Martin-Penny - http://www.bashfulblogging.blogspot.com/
Kristi Parker Van Doren - http://kristiscreativecafe.blogspot.com/
Julie Elak - http://www.lastminutecrafter.blogspot.com/
Alison Heikkila - http://alisonsrandomthoughts.blogspot.com/
Audrey E - http://hippieaud.blogspot.com/
Laura Drahozal - http://www.rememberinglifesmoments.blogspot.com/
Louise Healy - http://www.artfullyarticulate.blogspot.com/
Wendy Jordan - http://www.papertherapy-wendy.blogspot.com/
Lynell Harlow - http://www.dreamweaverstencils.blogspot.com/
Terrece Siddoway - http://www.made4ubyt.blogspot.com/
Liz Martin - http://www.blackcatsstudios.blogspot.com/
Kim Reid - http://kraftinkimmiestamps.blogspot.com/
Beth Ranney-Thomas - http://inkyfingersrule.blogspot.com/

Have fun!! 
Sandie
xXx

Thursday, 10 February 2011

PaperPlay Challenges - Hearts & Flowers... but not Valentines

Good morning!! This week on PaperPlay we are going against the grain. We want to see hearts & flowers on your project .. but it can't be a Valentines theme ;)

I had this cute hAnglar image coloured up and thought he was just perfect for this challenge.


We are sponsored by Waltzingmouse Stamps, and the prize will be one of their fabulous stamp sets - of the winner's choice.


Challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - hearts and flowers
Creative Card Crew - for a loved one
Fab 'n' Funky - tempting texture/use texture
Paper Take Weekly - Have a Heart
Top Tip Tuesday - Frame it
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes

Image: hAnglar & stAnglar
Papers: Basic Grey "Mellow"
Tools: Grand Calibur, Classic & Scallop Oval Nestabilities, MS Punch
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Doily
Copic Sketch Markers

Thanks for dropping in!
Sandie
xXx

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Inky Impressions Whole lot of Lovin' Blog Hop

Welcome to the Inky Impressions blog hop!!  We are very excited to show you some fabulous new designs that have just came out and we know you will LOVE them!  So please have fun hopping around the DT’s blogs to find inspiration and get a chance to win some Inky Impressions goodies for yourself! 

If you have come here from Vicki's blog then you are in the RIGHT place.  If you have not or are just starting out on the blog hop, then please start from the beginning of the blog hop at the Inky Inspirations Blog so you don’t miss anything along the way! 

Be sure to follow us all the way to the end and make sure to leave a comment on everyone’s blog, because if you do, then you are eligible to win a 2 stamps from the new release, 1 sentiment and some fabby embellishments! 

You will have until Friday Morning at 9:00am Eastern Standard Time to comment on all the design team blogs for a chance at winning the blog hop goodies!  This is the time when the blog hop will end and you will need to check the Inky Inspirations Blog to find out if you are a winner!!

For my card today, I used Joseph and Lynette's First Date which can be found HERE


How cute are these two, all loved up and their tails intertwined. It must be love if she's willing to share with him because I'd be like "hmm, back away from that straw if you wanna live through this date!!!" lol.

Image: Joseph and Lynette's First Date
Papers: Basic Grey
Charm, pins, flowers, doily and ribbon from my stash. 
Tools: Copic Sketch Markers, Classic and Scalloped Circle Nestabilities, Cuttlebug


Your next and final stop on the hop is the Inky Challenge Blog.

Have fun and good luck!!
Sandie
xXx

Monday, 7 February 2011

Whiff of Joy DT and another mini album...

Hi everyone!! I've pulled myself out from under the mound of housework and laundry I'm dealing with to share a couple of things I made over the weekend. Yesterday was my birthday and hubster banished me to my craft area {notice I did NOT say craft room -  sad!} with strict instructions to relax and enjoy an afternoon of uninterupted crafting while he kept the kids amused :D :D :D So I finished off an album I started on Saturday and made a card using one of the wonderful new release stamps from Whiff of Joy

This is Nora with Spring Birds. Such a sweetie, don't you agree?? 


I've coloured my image with Copic sketch markers, to match the papers which are also from Whiff of Joy. The butterfly and sentiment is cut from one of the 'tags' papers. The sentiment has been raised up on 3D foam dots. The floss and button are from my stash.


Challenges:
Stamptacular Sunday - Love and lots of hearts
Allsorts - Love Love Love
Catch The Bug  - Anything Goes
 Fairy Fun Fridays – for a sweetheart
Raise The Bar - Hearts
Sew Many Cards - anything goes
Stampin With The Dragon– anything goes
Delightful Challenges- something that flies or has wings
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations - For someone special
Paper Playtime - Use Cupid or hearts

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And this is my Tag Album..... 


Oh man, did this take a long time. I used buttons, ribbon, lace, metal, pearls, flowers, pins, twine, trim, tags, tickets, grungeboard, chipboard, and on and on.. not to mention the distressing, sanding, stamping, painting, curling..... but it was all worth it in the end!!

A few little close ups... 




Another one completed for my Esty shop... I really need to make things that don't take so long to complete, lol.

Thanks for popping by today. I appreciate the visit 
Sandie
xXx

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Liebster Blog Award


Oooh, Deirdre has kindly given me the Liebster Blog award. The idea behind this award is to give it to people whose talent you admire but feel they do not get the recognition which they deserve, so please do not award this to anyone with say 1,000 followers.

If you have been TAGGED and would like to take part, all you have to do is post the blog award above on your blog and link the person who gave you the award (also let them know you are accepting the award by posting on their blog ).

Then you can choose 3-5 people who you think deserve the award and post their name and blog links on your blog.

Some blogs I admire and think deserve to be shared are... 



Julie - Oh Well

Pauline - Polly Pierce


Saturday, 5 February 2011

CES and BG Challenges

Morning!! Today I have 2 cards to share with you and both of the 'lurrrrrve' kind :) 

First up is CES Challenges and our theme this week is Red & Romance.. self explanatory really, lol. 

I've used sweet Henry Mouse with Love Balloon by Whiff of Joy. Check out the 'coming soon' section on CES for upcoming WOJ stamps, MME and Prima paper pads.


Challenges:
Wild Orchid Challenges - Love Is.... 
Simon Says Challenges: Love is in the Air
Whiff of Joy Challenges - Love is in the Air
Card Makin' Mamas  - Valentine
Fairy Fun Fridays – For aSweetheart
Mami Doodles – Magic of Love
Raise The Bar - hearts
Sew Many Cards - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. - In the Roll of a Die (use die cut)

Image: Whiff of Joy "Henry with Love Balloon"
Papers: Pink Paislee "365 Degrees"
Tools: Copic Sketch Markers  - E31, 33, 35, 37. R24, 27, 29. 
Classic Circle & Scalloped Circle Nestabilities. Cuttlebug. MS deep edge punch
Butterfly: Prima
Flowers & Adage Ticket from stash. 


We would love to see you use at least one heart on your submission this week. Oh what an excuse to finally ink up the one of the hAnglar stamps I won from Jak's blog candy a while back. I had missed this set on Ebay and was so thrilled to win them :D 

  
My papers are Basic Grey Bittersweet, and I'm just down to the last of them.. how sad :( They are truly such romantic papers. 

The ticket is from Making Memories and I've had to cut off the bottom half to make it smaller. 

Challenges:
Simply Create  - Give your Heart Away
Stampin With The Dragon – Anything Goes
Tellen's Place  - Hearts
 Sassy Studio Designs - Love is in the Air (use hearts)
Just Magnolia - Anything Goes (ribbon optional)

Image: hAnglar & stAnglar
Papers: Basic Grey Bittersweet
Ticket: Making Memories
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts. 
Pearls: Kaisercraft. 

Thanks so much for popping by today. Have a wondeful weekend!!
Sandie
xXx

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Inky Impressions - Sketch Challenge

Hi everyone and good morning/afternoon/evening/night... depending on where you are in the world. lol. This week on Inky Impressions we have a great sketch for you but before I get to my card I'd like to tell you of a few changes that have been made to Inky Challenges. 

Starting on this week challenges will be run every 2 WEEKS, so now you get 2 whole weeks to participate in each challenge. 

Over on the Inky blog, you will now find the tutorials, anything but a card and inspiration posts by the Inkettes. We are also be highligting some of the older stamps there as well and of course sales and/or new releases will also be announced there.

This is my DT submission...


Papers: K&Co. Jubilee
Tools: Trimmer, Classic Oval and Scalloped Oval Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, MS Butterfly Punch
Trims & Flowers from my stash 


I also made an envelobox to co-ordinate with my card and there will be a tutorial on how I did this over on the Inky Blog soon.. I am just adding a few finishing touches to it.

Challenges:
Paper Take Weekly - anything goes, optional: flowers
Top Tip Tuesday  - anything girlie
Tuesday Throwdown - stitching
Pollycraft - Baby it's cold outside
Let's Ink It Up - NO DIGI and Anything Goes
Stamptacular Sunday (must stamp) - Whateva'!
Totally Gorjuss - As you like it
Fairy Knoll - flowers
Stamp Something - winter somethings


 Don't forget to check out what my Teamies' have created. 
Have a great day
Sandie