Friday, 30 December 2011

La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday - Flower Power

Hi everyone!! Every Monday and Friday the design teams from La-La Land Crafts bring you a new and inspirational theme and this week our theme is......

Flower Power


I chose Mod Marci, as I felt she was perfect for this theme! I used bright and zingy papers from Basic Grey and coloured Marci up to match. The pearls,  ribbon and lace are from my stash and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. 

Tools Used: Nestabilities - Classic and Scalloped Circle. Cuttlebug. Sewing Machine.

Challenges - 
Partytime Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash - Tie It Up  
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Paper Creations Ink - Something Old, Something new {papers are old, stamp is new}
Sparkles Forum - Anything BUT a Christmas Card
Marks Finest Papers - Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes
Thanks for dropping by! Don't forget to check out what the rest of the LLLC DT have created today. 

Have a wonderful day
Sandie
xx

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Little Miss Muffet Preview, DT call AND a FREEBIE!!

Good morning! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. 

Little Miss Muffet are having a special preview of Saffron today, and I've been lucky enough to be included in line-up to preview this beauty.

I chose to use totally non traditional Winter/Christmas colours because I am done, done, done with Christmas cards for this year!! lol.


Little Miss Muffet are also holding a challenge and DT call. You can find all the details HERE.

 AND there's a freebie too!!!  Saffron  is part of the Sugar 'n Spice Dolls theme. You don't have to use this one to enter the challenge



Check out what the rest of the DT and Guests have created over on the Little Miss Muffet Challenge Blog. 


Challenges - 
ABC Christmas Challenge - Zingy colors
Crafts and Me - Christmas
Little Red Wagon - Something new
My Mum's Craft shop - Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge - Warm Wishes
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Whiff of Joy Advent Calendar Window 24


Good morning! It is time to open another window on the Whiff of Joy advent calendar! If you discover which designer is hosting today's prize you have a chance to win the stamp used on their card.

Good luck! x

Friday, 23 December 2011

La-la Land Crafts Inspiration Friday - White on White

Good morning and happy Christmas Eve Eve :P only one more sleep until the big beardy guy comes ho ho ho'ing down the chimney.. I do hope you're all on the Nice List ;)

Every Monday and Friday the Design Team from La-la Land Crafts aim to bring you a new and inspirational theme and this week it's  White on White.



On my card I've used Snowboard Marci and coloured her with Copic Markers -
Skin - E000, 00, 01, 11. R20
Purples - V12, 15, 17
Blues - B00, 02
Hair - E23, 25, 27
Heart - R05, 14
Star Dust Stickles


Challenges - 
Crafts and Me - Christmas
Divas by Design - Christmas
My Mum's Craft shop - Anything goes
Paper Pretties - Snow
Simon Says Stamp - Bingo {Die cut/No Pattern Paper/Fabric}
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes

Have a fabulous day!
Sandie
xx

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Good morning! It is time to open another window on the Whiff of Joy advent calendar! If you discover which designer is hosting today's prize you have a chance to win the stamp used on their card.

Good luck! x

Thursday, 22 December 2011

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Good morning! It is time to open another window on the Whiff of Joy advent calendar! If you discover which designer is hosting today's prize you have a chance to win the stamp used on their card.

Good luck! x

Some Odd Girl Annual Customer Hol-ODD-Day Hop

Hi everyone. Some Odd Girl are having a hop for anyone who wants to join in to show off an Odd holiday creation! All you need to do is link up a holiday project using a SOG image. There are also some extra prizes if you enter your card into one of 4 categories, and I'm entering mine into the All White category. White on White is one of my favourite things to do and I really enjoyed making the card - even if I did spend an age trying to dry stickles with a heat gun, lol. 



Apologies for the poor picture, white on white is a nightmare to photo and my light tent just made it nigh on impossible so I had to take the pic on my countertop using the flash on my camera. 

On my card I used white card, white vellum, off white pearls, white snowballs, white flowers {I painted the stems white}, a grungeboard heart and hinge which I've painted white and added loads of glitter to and a white punched butterfly. I embossed the layers with the Sizzix snowflake die. 

Copics used -
Hair - 100, C1
Skin - E000, 00, 11, 21
Dress - R22, 24, 29. Y13, 17. W3, 5, 7
Socks - G20, 21, 24. C1
Shoes - W3, 5, 7

Other Challenges - 
Cards und More - Monochrome
City Crafter Challenge - Winter White
Stamp-N-Doodle - Christmas
Craft Your Passion - Things with Wings
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
The Outlawz - Use Bling
Creative Craft Challenges - White on White Christmas

Thanks for dropping by
Have a great day
Sandie
xxx

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Inky Impressions Challenges - Christmas Cheer

Today sees the start of another challenge over on Inky Impressions Challenges and this week the theme is CHRISTMAS CHEER. 

I have used a digital image from last year called Rachel's Gingerbread Christmas (younger years as I thought it suited this challenge to perfection :) You can also check out the rest of the digis in the store HERE.

My image has been coloured with Copic Markers - lost track of the numbers as there were so many.


My papers are a mix of Cosmo Cricket and Echo Park 'Dots & Stripes'. They've all been machine stitched onto white, red and green cardstock. I used Martha Stewart double dot punch for the border work.



The sentiment is by Waltzingmouse Stamps, the pearls by Kaisercraft and the ribbon is from my local fabric store.

Other Challenges -
Creative Card Crew - Christmas Lights Week
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes Week
 Paper Take Weekly - Last Christmas.....card of the year
Partytime Tuesdays - Use Ribbon
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Christmas
Crafty Boots - Christmas
 Creative Stamp Friends - Christmas
 Hooked on Crafts - Christmas



Be sure to pop over to the Inky Blog to see what the rest of the DT have created.

Thanks for dropping by
Sandie
xx

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Good morning! It is time to open another window on the Whiff of Joy advent calendar! If you discover which designer is hosting today's prize you have a chance to win the stamp used on their card.

Good luck! x

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

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Good morning! It is time to open another window on the Whiff of Joy advent calendar! If you discover which designer is hosting today's prize you have a chance to win the stamp used on their card.

Good luck! x

Monday, 19 December 2011

Whiff of Joy Advent Calendar Window 15 WINNER

A big thanks to everyone who is playing along with the Whiff of Joy Advent Calendar, which will run until Dec 24th. I was hostess for Window 15 and my winner is..... 

Here are your random numbers:

52 - Rhonda Miller
Timestamp: 2011-12-19 00:00:14 UTC

Congratulations Rhonda, if you could please email me with your mailing address I will have your prize sent out to you asap! 
Sandie
xx

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Color Me Creative - Gold/Cream/White

Good morning! Woah, one week to Christmas Day... how did that happen??! I am somewhat prepared for the holidays so I can take it easy this week... once I have the house cleaned, gifts distributed and teachers' gifts made/bought ;).

Color Me Creative's new challenge is ** HOLIDAY JOY--in Golds. Creams & Whites**
Show your holiday joy with sparkling colors of GOLD, CREAM & WHITE!
(you can use some other colors like hair/skin/etc but the majority of colors should be Gold, Cream & Whites)



We want to see you use YOUR COPICS, COPIC REFILLS OR COPIC AIRBRUSH SYSTEM (Or ProMarkers if you have them)

You can also use the Inspiration Pictures below if you need some extra inspiration to get those creative ideas going. 
 


Challenge Rules:
-Use any image you want BUT MAKE SURE YOU LINK BACK TO THE CMC CHALLENGE in your blog post!!
-ALL PROJECTS MUST BE NEW & NOT BACK-LINKED!!
-Image MUST be colored with Copics or ProMarkers or Colored Pencils!
UPLOAD YOUR ENTRIES to the Photo Gallery and TAG them with the word "SPARKLE" so they can be seen easily! **IF you post your project in your blog MAKE SURE TO LINK BACK TO THE CMC CHALLENGE **
Entries MUST be tagged and uploaded to the photo gallery by Jan. 5that 8:00 pm EST!

For this Challenge we have LOTS OF PRIZES!!
AND A WAY TO DONATE TO A WONDERFUL CHARITY - Reading is Fundamental
WHAT YOU CAN WIN:

-1 person will win a NEW Provocraft CRICUT MINI machine
-1 person will win a NEW KINDLE E-READER
-1 person will win a $50 Gift Cert. to SCACD
-1 person will win a $25 Gift Cert. to the Paper Temptress
-1 person will win 5 digis from Tiffany Doodles and a $15 Gift Cert to 7 Kids College Fund and a Gilli Gift Bag


HOW TO PLAY:
4 different ways to enter
-Enter up to (2) TWO projects into the link system below by Jan. 5th
-Enter (1) one project into the BookEndz Challenge
-Donate a $3-5 donation to the Charity below for 1 entry
-Donate anything over $10 to the Charity and get 2 entries

This challenge will run for one month, until January 5th!


Other Challenges
Cards und More - Monochrome Week
Creative Craft Challenges - Faux Or Real Stitching
Sweet Stampin -  Sparkle and Bling
Fussy and Fancy - Mono & Sparkle
  Glitter Geeks – Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays – Link Up Party

  

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Good morning! It is time to open another window on the Whiff of Joy advent calendar! If you discover which designer is hosting today's prize you have a chance to win the stamp used on their card.

Good luck! x

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Inky Impressions - Treat Bags and Matching Tags

Hi everyone. I have just posted some Treat Bag covers with matching tags over on Inky Impressions Inspirational blog.


I used another tutorial from the Splitcoaststampers site. Splitcoast is such a wonderful resource for ideas and templates. You can find the instructions for this treat bag cover HERE.

Challenges - 
Simply Create Too -  Embossing
Wags 'n Whiskers - Fancy Folds
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Any Winter Holiday Sentiment
Charisma Cardz - Last Minute Xmas Makes
Crimbo Crackers - Embossing
Crafting for all Seasons - Christmas
Crafts and Me - Christmas

All the details of my treat bag covers are over on the Inky Inspirational Blog.
Thanks for dropping by today.
Sandie
xxx

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges - Tag Time

Hi everyone! I am hostess this week over on Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges and the challenge is called Tag Time! We would likek you to create a tag or include a tag somewhere on your project. The prize for this challenge is the stamp that I've used on my tag which is called Cutthroat Lizzie




I've used one of "Tim's Tags", covered it with patterned papers and layered some lace and Pirate themed epoxy stickers. I trimmed my imaged out and adhered her with 3D dots. Then I finished off with a sentiment, a Tim Holtz ticket stamp, Wild Orchid Crafts flower, pearls and a black pearl swirl.


Other Challenges - 
Clearly Inspired - Birthday
Glitter Geeks - Anything Goes
Jellypark Challenges  – Anything but a Card
Totally Papercrafts – Time to Party, runs till 5 January
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Anything Goes with ribbon theme    
Sir Stampalot - Bingo - *flower/lace/tag*
 
Have a wonderful day
Sandie
xx

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Good morning! It is time to open another window on the Whiff of Joy advent calendar! If you discover which designer is hosting today's prize you have a chance to win the stamp used on their card.

Good luck! x

Friday, 16 December 2011

Inspiration Friday - All About Circles

Every Monday and Friday the Design Team from La-la Land Crafts aim to bring you a new and inspirational theme and this week it's  

ALL ABOUT CIRCLES

 I chose to use Baking Marci and coloured her with copic markers. I cut my card out using classic and scalloped circle  Nestabilities. The papers I've used are from my scrap box, I think one of them is from Authentique and the other is Basic Grey. They've been machine stitched to the pink scalloped circle.


The felt sentiment is from Pink Paislee and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. 

Copic Markers
Skin - E000, 00. 01, 11. R20
Hair - E51, 53, 55
Shirt - Y00, 02, 04
Dress/Shoes/Hairbands - R21, 22, 24
Pie - E30, 31. R21, 22, 24
Gloves - YG21, 23, 25

Other Challenges - 
Pixie Dust Studio - Stitching
Cooking It Up With Katie - Anything goes
The Paper Variety - Anything goes
Creative Craft Challenges - Faux Or Real Stitching
ColourQ - #115 Color Challenge

Thanks for dropping by 
Have a wonderful day
Sandie
xx

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Good morning! It is time to open another window on the Whiff of Joy advent calendar! If you discover which designer is hosting today's prize you have a chance to win the stamp used on their card.

Good luck! x

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Whiff of Joy Advent Calendar Window 15

Hi everyone! Today I am hosting the Whiff of Joy Advent Calendar giveaway :)
 

My card is currently winging it's way to  Suzanne J Dean, the 'boss lady' from the CMC Copic challenge group. It is such an honour to be on her design team and part of her online  copics colouring classes.  

On my card I've used Henry in Christmas Stocking and to be in with a chance of winning it just enter your name in Mr. Linky at the bottom of my post.

My papers are from My Mind's Eye and they were free on Cardmaking and Papercrafts magazine a while ago. They've been stitched down onto red and white cardstock. 

I've used copic markers to colour my image and cut it out using oval nestabilites. Then I added some Star Dust stickles for sparkle and some white pearls to embellish.

 
Have a great day
Sandie
xx




Wednesday, 14 December 2011

DT Quixotic Paperie - Gorjuss Moleskines

Hi everyone! How are we all doing with our Holiday preparations?? I am waaaaaaaay behind with just about everything from shopping to cleaning but I'm a last minute kinda gal when it comes to Christmas anyway. I love the panic that is Christmas eve when you realise you forgot to get your mother's gift!! lol.

I recently purchased some moleskine cahier journals to alter as a gifts for my 2 under-appreciated/over-worked  DT Leaders on PaperPlay ChallengesDee and Julie

I  remember a discussion a long time ago, with Julie, about how I always coloured Gorjuss girls with blonde hair, so, just for her, I went with black hair, lol.



I stamped Gorjuss - Toadstools on the front of each journal with Momento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured them with Copic Markers. I was afraid the copic ink would seep through the kraft but it didn't -  AT ALL!! Then I stamped each of their names underneath the image and added 3 flat backed pearls and some ribbon to embellish. 


As both ladies have received their journals I can finally blog them :) 

Other Challenges
City Crafter Challenge - Get Booked (Make or Alter a book!)
Crafty Sentiments  Green & Purple
Top Tip Tuesday - A Gift
Crafty Cardmakers - Use It Three Times
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations Anything BUT a Card
Corrosive Challenges - Anything BUT Christmas
Just Some Lines - Hand made gifts
Crafty Catz  – Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays – Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!! 
Sandie
xx

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Good morning! It is time to open another window on the Whiff of Joy advent calendar! If you discover which designer is hosting today's prize you have a chance to win the stamp used on their card.

Good luck! x

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Whiff of Joy Advent Calendar Window 13


Good morning! It is time to open another window on the Whiff of Joy advent calendar! If you discover which designer is hosting today's prize you have a chance to win the stamp used on their card.

Good luck! x

Monday, 12 December 2011

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Good morning! It is time to open another window on the Whiff of Joy advent calendar! If you discover which designer is hosting today's prize you have a chance to win the stamp used on their card.

Good luck! x

Sunday, 11 December 2011

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Good morning! It is time to open another window on the Whiff of Joy advent calendar! If you discover which designer is hosting today's prize you have a chance to win the stamp used on their card.

Good luck! x

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps December Blog Hop

It’s Krafty RELEASE Day and it’s our last release of the year!!  Today Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps is releasing their new DECEMBER stamps and there’s SO much awesomeness to SEE!! 

If you've come here from the Krafting Kimmie Challenge blog then you're on the right track as that is where the hop begins.

Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of FUN new stamps for you to get inky with!  We’ve got something for everyone!! There is a fun new SET by Cheryl Alger for the little ladies in your life!!  It’s called SUGAR AND SPICE!  We also have TWO fantastic sets of VALENTINES from Emilie Goulet called LOTS OF LOVE 1 AND LOTS OF LOVE 2!!!  And of course we have an amazing new set of six ALICE IN WONDERLAND stamp from Annie Rodrigue!  PLUS we are also releasing a coordinating set of WONDERLAND SENTIMENTS!!


You will get to see most of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our DECEMBER Krafty Hop!  If you want to start from the beginning, just head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie Challenge Blog!  As you hop from blog to blog, be sure to leave a comment at each and every stop because some lucky stampers will win packages of these incredible stamps from the new release!!  And when you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie shop, because ALL the new images are NOW available! 

And of course, as always, we have our Gimme Kimmies Kits available for those of you who ‘need it all’!!  (You’ve been buying presents for everyone else all month long….don’t you think it’s time to reward your krafty self a little bit??!! ) The stamps are grouped together by artist and are available at a discount, but only for a limited time!!


Next on your hop is Sharon and, in case you've lost your way, below is the full list of participants today. 

  Sandie {you're here}
Alice 
Kerri 
Angie
  Melanie   

Happy Hopping!
Sandie
xx 

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Kraftin' Kimmie December Pre-release Sneak Peeks - Day 3

It’s the third day of Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps release previews AND the Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps challenge which is a fabulous sketch to work with. 

I am so excited about today’s post as I just love Annie’s new images and I KNOW you will too. 

Meet Queen of Hearts .....


How FABULOUS is she??!! 


There will be 2 lucky random commenters who will each get three of Annie's new stamps so make sure you comment as you go through the full list of ladies showcasing these stamps today.

Thanks for dropping by! 
Sandie
xx

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Good morning! It is time to open another window on the Whiff of Joy advent calendar! If you discover which designer is hosting today's prize you have a chance to win the stamp used on their card.

Good luck! x

Friday, 9 December 2011

GDT Make it Colourful - Recolour an Image

This is my 2nd post today. If you are looking for the Kraftin' Kimmie Sneak Peeks keep scrolling down or just click HERE

Hi everyone!! I am thrilled/delighted/excited/nervous!! to be a guest designer this week for Make it Colourful. The challenge is to RECOLOUR AN IMAGE from earlier this year. I knew immediately which image I was gonna use because first time round 1)I used both my scary colours on it and 2) I was seriously short on copic choices for both colours!! 

This is the recoloured version of Geeky Love


I chose much deeper, bolder shades of purples and mixed YRs in with the yellows this time round.


And this is the orginal version.

Check out the Gallery to see what the fabulous Make it Colourful DT have done and you can enter the challlenge HERE. 

Challenges - 
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspiration - Patterns and Pearls
Rubber Redneck - Colors
Creative Craft Challenges -Faux Or Real Stitching Week
Paper Take Weekly - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
 
 
 

Thanks for dropping by
Sandie
xx

Kraftin' Kimmie December Pre-release Sneaks Day 2

Good morning. I do hope you enjoyed yesterday's pre-release peeks from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. Today the team are showcasing the fabulous new stamps by Emilie Goulet. 

My cute little image is called Cupid and he's from the Lots of Love 2 set.


Make sure you visit all the Krafty Girls and Krafty Guests over at Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge Blog to see what they've created for you today! And don't forget to comment as you go because Kimmie is going to give TWO random commenters one of the sets each. 


Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today, and hope to see you back again tomorrow for more sneak peeks.  

Sandie
xx

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Good morning! It is time to open another window on the Whiff of Joy advent calendar! If you discover which designer is hosting today's prize you have a chance to win the stamp used on their card.

Good luck! x

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Tickled Pink Challenges - Shabby Chic

Hi everyone! This is my 2nd post today, if you're looking for my Kraftin' Kimmie December Release peeks keep scrolling down or click HERE

This week the challenge on Tickled Pink Stamps Challenges is Shabby Chic and we have some photo inspiration on the blog too. My image is from the Tickled Winter collection and is called Lil Lolita Shopping Ivy


My papers are by Melissa Frances and I've distressed and inked them before machine stitching them onto blue and cream cardstock. 


The flowers are and lace are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the sentiment is by Waltzingmouse Stamps. 

 REMEMBER to use an image from the Tickled Pink Stamps Line on your project!
What can you win? Up for grabs we have....1 DIGITAL Stamp of your choice!


Challenges - 
Creative Belli - Winter/Christmas
Digistamps 4 Joy -  Christmas, no animals
Freshly Brewed - Christmas
Little Red Wagon - Vintage Christmas
Whimsy Inspiration -  Patterns and Pearls
Simon Says Stamp - Photo Inspiration
Bearly Mine -  Un-Traditional Christmas

Thanks for dropping by
Sandie
xx

Kraftin' Kimmie December Pre-release Sneaks Day 1

Good morning! It's the first day of Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps December peeks and today the Krafty team are showcasing fabulous new images by Cheryl Alger. 
This stamp comes as part of a set of three images with five coordinating sentiments and is called Sugar and Spice



My papers are by My Mind's Eye and I've stitched them down onto brown and white cardstock.The flowers, lace and ribbon are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the pearls are by Prima


You can find a list of direct links to all participating design team members and guests HERE
Be sure to leave comments as one random commenter will receive Cheryl’s new set! 

Have fun!
Sandie
xx
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