Friday 25 May 2012

La-la Land Crafts Inspiration Friday - All a Flutter

This is my second post today. If you are looking for the CMC Summer Sale Hop then please CLICK HERE.

Each Monday and Friday the design teams from La-La Land Crafts bring you a new and inspirational theme. This week our theme is - 


I just love making tags so I decided to make one for my Princess. She gets so excited when I make things for her and has a box FULL of  it. Fancy Marci is among her favourites from La-la Land Crafts girly stamps. 

I stamped on kraft card using momento black ink and left my image uncoloured. I have seen this technique aroundn blogland but this is the first time I've tried it - I like it. 

The butterfly is from La-La Land Crafts newest product range - Butterflies Set1 which contains two wonderfully detailed butterflies. I also used their Eiffel Tower die behind Marci. 

Papers - Prima Almanac
Ticket and Sentiment cut out from Almanac papers. 
Lace & Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearls & Pearl Swirl - The Hobby House

Check out what the rest of Team Friday have created. You can find all of their delicious works HERE on the LLLC Blog. Don't forget to add your creations to the Customer Gallery and you might be our lucky winner of our monthly prize. 

Challenges - 
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Any sentiment
Southern Girls - Die-cut or punch
Wild Orchid Challenges - Anything Goes

Color Me Creative Summer Sale Blog Hop

Welcome to a special Color Me Creative site blog hop!! The Design Team has put together some awesome creations using The Saturated Canary's digital images to kick start the CMC "Summer Sale".

Starting May 25th thru August 24th all CMC Classes will be on sale and bundled classes will be on special too...see the CMC Classroom for more details!  It’s a fabulous time to take advantage of classes and once you sign up you get a full year in each of the classes you register for...but you can also buy them now and SAVE them to start this fall...your 1 year term does not start until you sign into a class.

We hope you hop along with the CMC DT today to see all the fabulous creations and be inspired! If you leave comments along the way on the DT blogs you will be entered to win some fabulous prizes including a Free CMC Copic Online Class, a $20 Gift Certificate to SCACD and a $20 Gift Certificate to 7 Kids College Fund! We hope you enjoy the hop and thank you for joining us today. Be sure to stop over and check out all the classes offered at CMC!

 Here is the project I created....

On my card I've used Frog Princess and coloured her up with copic markers. My papers are Basic Grey and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The sentiement is from Waltzingmouse Stamps' Compact Sentiments.  

Now hop on over to Dana's Blog  to see what creation they are sharing. Below you can find the full list in case you lose your way :)

Sandie Dunne - That's Me :)

We hope you enjoyed the hop and thank you for joining us today. Be sure to stop over and check out all the classes offered at CMC!


Sunday 20 May 2012

DT Make it Crafty - Flirty Seniors

Hi everyone! I want to share a card I created for the May edition of Paper and Pixels Magazine using one of my favourite images from Make it Crafty - Flirty Seniors

I think this would really make a wonderful Anniversary card. I have combined it with Petals and Pailings . I used copic markers to colour it - way too many to list!

I kept the embellishments simple so that the image was the main focus of the card. I simply added few Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers, some lace and some pearls. I created the border using Martha Stewart's double dot punch.

Thanks for dropping by today. Be sure to pop over to the Make it Crafty Store blog to see what fabulous inspiration the rest of the DT have added.

Challenges -
One Stop Craft - Spring Wedding or Anniversary
Inspire Me Fridays – Always Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons - Flowers
DRS Designs - Weddings and anniversaries 
Crafts and Me - Pearls and Lace


Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps May Krafty Hop!!

Do YOU know what day it is??? It’s Krafty RELEASE Day at Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps!!! And we’re celebrating with a KRAFTY HOP!! There are SO many incredible new stamps to SEE this month, so let’s get started! 

Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of ADORABLE new stamps from all our artists! We’ve got something for everyone!! Lulu is back from Cheryl Alger.....we know how much you love her!! So we have a new set called LULU ON THE MOVE! We also have TWO fantastic sets of whimsical FAIRIES from Emilie Goulet called FLIRTY FAIRIES 1 AND FLIRTY FAIRIES 2!!! And of course we have an amazing new set of six EVERYDAY GIRL stamps from Annie Rodrigue, featuring stamps for the teacher, nurse, wedding/anniversary, graduation, I love you cards and get well cards!!! OH and don’t forget the BRAND NEW line of stamps called EVERYDAY TRINKETS by the lovely Nicole Aspinall!!!

You will get to see most of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our MAY Krafty Hop! You should have arrived here from Jenny's blog but it not and 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’!! The stamps are grouped together by artist and are available at a discount, but only for a limited time!!

Next on the hop is Susan

Happy Hoppin' 

Saturday 19 May 2012

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps May Previews and Sketch Challenge

Good afternoon bloggers! Well it is for me :D We are in the throes of preparing for 1st Communion tomorrow and my little man is SOOOOOOO excited. I have NO doubt that pandemonium will break out tomorrow morning, as we need to be in church by 9.30am. Hey ho.. we'll take it one clock tick at a time and make sure he has a good day!!

Anywhoooo, down to business -  

We are on day four of Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps May previews and the new challenge kicks off over on the Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge blog. The Krafty Girls are previewing the WONDERFUL new stamps by Annie Rodrigue today and some of you may just recognise one of the images I have used on my card. Yes, it's Nurse Nightingale. For those of you who missed it, Annie drew Nurse Nightingale LIVE and we all watched her do it, it was just AMAZING!! to see an artist at work.

Ok, so my cards is VERY loosely based on the sketch but if you look long and hard enough you will see the similarities :/ I masked Nurse Nightingale and stamped Under the Weather to create the 'scene'. I love the look on his face - PRICELESS!! lol. 

Now go check out the rest of the Krafty Girls have come up with. You can see them all HERE on the Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge Blog. Don't forget to comment as you go because TWO very lucky random people will win THREE STAMPS EACH!!!

Have a great day 

Friday 18 May 2012

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps May Release Previews Day Three!!

We're back with day three of Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps May release previews. 

Day 1 saw the debut of Krafty girl Nicole's EVERYDAY TRINKETS, Day 2 we introduced LULU ON THE MOVE by the wonderful Cheryl Alger and today we have two 'fairy' CUTE sets from Emilie Goulet - 


Each set comprises of 3 stamps and comes with coordinating sentiments. 

On my card I combined one Fairy from each set, the sentiment is from Flirty Faires 2

Be sure to check out the rest of the Krafty Girls have come up with - you can find the full list HERE. Don't forget to comment as you go because TWO very lucky random commenters will win one set EACH!!!!

Have a great day 

La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday - Spots and Stripes

Good morning and happy Friday!! 

Each Monday and Friday the design teams from La-La Land Crafts bring you a new and inspirational theme. This week our theme is - 


On my card I've used Telephone Marci, the NEW Dressform Die and the NEW Butterflies Set 1 Die. Don't you just love how detailed they are?!! Be sure to check out the rest of the NEW DIES in store now.

I've coloured her up with copic markers.
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair - E23, E25, E31
Skirt/Hair Accessories - YR21, YR23, YR24
Shirt - BG10, BG45, BG49
Shoes/Telephone/Glasses - C1 through C9

Check out what the rest of Team Friday have created. You can find all of their delicious works HERE on the LLLC Blog.  Don't forget to add your creations to the Customer Gallery and you might be our lucky winner of our monthly prize.

Challenges - 
Copic Marker Europe - Summer colours - green, yellow, orange, blue
Crafty Ribbons - Flowers
Delightful Challenges - Add ribbon
Crafts and Me - Pearls and Lace
Fab 'n' Funky -  Fabric on Card
Inky Impressions - Lace or Trim
Tandastamps - - Something new
Whimsy Inspiration - Anything goes
Artistic Stampers - Spots and Stripes

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday 17 May 2012

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps May Previews Day Two!!

Good morning bloggers! I'm back with more sneak peeks from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!! I hope you enjoyed yesterdays sneak peeks featuring the fabulous Everyday Trinkets designed by Krafty girl Nicole Aspinall!! 

Today the Krafty girls are previewing another amazingly cute LULU set by Cheryl Alger

Lulu on the Move!! 

This fabulous set consists of THREE SUPER CUTE Lulu stamps and SIX coordinating sentiments.

Be sure to check out the rest of the Krafty Girls have come up with - you can find the full list HERE. Don't forget to comment as you go because one very lucky random commenter will win the whole set!!!

Have a great day 

Wednesday 16 May 2012

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps May Release Previews - Day One

We are kicking off the *New* Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps May Release today and first off, we’d like to introduce you to a whole new line of stamps!!! We are very excited to share with you our….TRINKETS!!!

These circular sentiment stamps have been created and designed by the totally talented Krafty Girl, Nicole Aspinall!! They are made especially to fit in your 1 3/8ths and 1 ¾ inch punches, for quick and easy cutting!!! This month we are releasing the Everyday Trinkets set which covers Birthday, Thank You, Friendship and Just Because!!! There are EIGHT trinkets in each set with four of each size and they come as both positive and negative images, so you can use your black or brown ink with the positive stamps and use your coloured inks with the negative ones!!

A lot of the Krafty Girls are cardmakers and we have found these to be such a quick and easy way to add a sentiment to our creations but they are also perfect for your Smashbook pages and your scrapbook pages, not to mention your altered items!! I can’t wait to see them used everywhere!!!

You will get the set as a completely unmounted full sheet of deeply etched grey rubber. And keep your eyes peeled for more themes because we’ve got lots more Trinkets on the way!!!

I created a Flapper Gift Box and matching card using 2 of the larger sentiments in the set.

I purchased the template for the Flapper from My Time Made Easy. It's really easy to make and would be perfect for any occasion. 

Untie the ribbon to lift the flap. You can add goodies inside (chili heatwave doritos was all I had, lol)

The matching card is 4" x 4" and I've used the same paper collection - Pink Paislee's London Market. The border was done using a Martha Stewart punch. 

The sweet flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Be sure to check out the rest of the Krafty Girls have come up with - you can find the full list HERE. Don't forget to comment as you go because one very lucky random commenter will with the whole set of Everyday Trinkets!! 

Have a great day 

Tuesday 15 May 2012

Whiff of Joy May Blog Hop

Welcome to the May Whiff of Joy Blog Hop! If you didn't come here from  Sonja (Flati)'s blog, then head on over to the start of the hop at Katharina's blog. I don't want you to miss a single stop on this hop!

Our newest release is named Heartfelt Condolences and is filled with sweet and soft images illustrated by Elizabeth Bell. These images are perfect for using on Sympathy cards but also for other occasions when someone needs to know that they are cared for.

Be sure to leave a comment on each one of the DT's blogs because one lucky person will win a Whiff of Joy Sentiment set of their choice! At the end of the hop, go to the Whiff of Joy Tutorial & Inspiration Blog, let us know that you have left a comment at each stop of the hop by entering you name using the linking tool that you will find at the end of that post.

The hop will remain open until midnight CEST (Central European Summer Time) Saturday May 19th. Winners will be announced at the Whiff of Joy Tutorial & Inspiration Blog the next day.

Papers - My Mind's Eye
Tag - Ranger
Ribbon & Flowers - Whiff of Joy
Lace - Wild Orchid Crafts
Sentiment - Penny Black
Vintage Image - Ebay

Next on the hop is Sonja B

Happy Hopping!

Friday 11 May 2012

La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday - Hey Girlfriend

Good morning! Each Monday and Friday the design teams from La-La Land Crafts bring you a new and inspirational theme.

This week our theme is


and each of the DT and guest DT have used one of the fabulous stamps from the Girlfriends Collection

We also have some very exciting news for you - La La Land Crafts have released their very own collection of  DIES!!! Check them out HERE!!!, and check out the YouTube video HERE

 On my card I have used Ally

I've coloured her up with Copic markers - 

Skin - E00,11, R20
Hair - E23, 25, 27
Clothes/Shoes - BG11, 13, 15
Jewellery - Y21, 26, 28

- before trimming her out and adhering her onto my card with 3D foam dots.

Papers: My Mind's Eye
Image - Ally from La-la Land Crafts
Rose Trim/Doily - Stash
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Tools: Sewing Machine. 

Check out what the other ladies have created over on the La-La Land Crafts Blog. Don't forget to link to link your La-la Land Crafts creations up to the Customer Gallery and be in with a chance to win our monthly   prize.

Challenges -
Crafty Ribbons - Flowers
Do You Stack Up? - Use a flower
S J Papercrafts - Favorites
Whimsy Inspiration - Add Dimension
Creative Card Crew - Sentiment as Focal Point
Deep Ocean Challenge - What a Wonderful Woman

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday 8 May 2012

Waltzingmouse Stamps May Release Waltz

And we're Waltzing!! Welcome to Waltzingmouse Stamps May Release. In just a few minutes all three new sets - Half Pint Heroines, Compact Sentiments pt.2 and Compact Family, will be in the Waltzingmouse Store for you to purchase. To keep you amused, lol, while we await the store's opening the design team are having a blog hop.. and the hop starts right HERE on Claire's blog where there is full list of participants in case you lose your way. 

I have 3 cards to share, as I just can't get enough of these fabulous sets.

First up - Compact Family. I have also combined with Say it Loud to make the perfect sentiment. I used Beaded Ovals nestabilities dies behind the sentiment. 

Next I combined Compact Sentiments with Compact Family and Very Vintage Labels 25. I cut out my sentiment with Labels 25 Nestabilities Dies.

My last card should come with a government warning.. or at least a warning to protect your eyes! lol. I went bold and bright with oranges and cerise pinks to showcase Half Pint Heroines

There will be a prize of a stamp set of choice from a random drawing from comments left on the design team blogs. You will have until May 11th 11:59 PM, 5:5 9AM Central, 3:59 AM Pacific and 6:59 AM Eastern to complete the hop. The winner will be announced on May 12th on the Waltzingmouse blog

Now hop on over to Julia's blog to see what she's got for you.... 

Happy Hopping!!

DT Whiff of Joy and WINNER

Mornin' bloggers! I hope you all had a great weekend. We had a bank holiday here yesterday so it was a 3 day weekend for us. Back to the grindstone today :) 

Before I get to my card today I want to announce my winner of the Make it Crafty Blog Hop. As stated in my post the prize is the digi scene I used on my card. You can find it HERE :) Mr. Random thingy worked his magic and has chosen Mandy of A little bit of Glitter. Congratulations Mandy, Zoe will be in touch with you. 

Now, on to my card which is a DT card for Whiff of Joy, on which I've used Sharing Comfort - one of the new stamps from the Heartfelt Condolences collection.

Papers - Basic Grey
Image - Sharing Comfort from Whiff of Joy
Flowers - Whiff of Joy & Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon & Halfpearls - Whiff of Joy
Tools - EK Success Border Punch
Colour Medium - Copic Markers

Challenges - 
Great Impressions - Anything goes
Cupcake Inspirations - Photo Inspiration
Card a Day Blog - Sympathy Cards
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Flower Power
Scrap It Girl - Flowers
Unique Crafters Challenge - Ribbons and Fibers


Monday 7 May 2012

Waltzingmouse Stamps May Release Previews Day 3

Good morning!! I hope you've all been enjoying Waltzingmouse Stamps' May release previews. Today we are previewing the final set in the release - Compact Sentiments Part 2. All 3 sets will be released tomorrow evening (GMT) and the design team will be having a blog hop to celebrate. 

The sentiment I've used on my card has to be my very favourite from the collection.
I smile just reading it, lol. I stamped it out with Stampin' Up black ink and double layered it on classic and scalloped circle nestabilities dies. The papers are Basic Grey, Little Black Dress. 

A close-up .... 

Sunday 6 May 2012

Waltzingmouse Stamps May Release Previews Day Two

Welcome to day two of the Waltzingmouse Stamps May Release previews. This month, three new sets will be released. The sets will be available for sale in the WMS webstore on Tuesday, May 8th. Until then, the design team will be previewing one set per day. 

Today's set is Compact Family. 

I love that this set is chock full of male sentiments along with female sentiments - makes creating male cards MUCH easier :D 

I used Very Vintage Labels No.25, stamped with Evergreen Bough distress ink, and cut out using the coordinating Labels 25 Nestabilities

My papers are from Crate Paper Inc. and they are the Brook Collection. To embellish I've simply added some tickets, flossed buttons and large flatbacked pearls. 

I also made this smaller card using another of the sentiments along with Very Vintage Labels 5 and Labels 5 Nestabilities dies. 

The papers are Melissa Frances's and I've used Kraft cardstock as my base. I added some lace, satin ribbon and a single cherry blossom for embellishment. 

Be sure to check out what the other Design Team members have to share with you today featuring Compact Family. 

Here is the full list of ladies participating today - 

Thanks for dropping by, be sure to come back tomorrow for our third and final preview of the new release. 

Saturday 5 May 2012

DT Make it Crafty - Come and Play

Hi all! This is my 2nd post today - if you're looking for Day One of Waltzingmouse Stamps May Previews keep scrolling down or click HERE

Today I posted a new card over on the Make it Crafty Inspiration blog, featuring one of their fabulous new Under the Sea images, by a new illustrator - Marina, called Mermaid Lola . 

This wonderful collection is available as separate images and also as premade digi scenes for those who don't have the means to create scenes themselves.

I coloured my image with Copic Markers - Skin: E00, E11, R20. Hair: E21, 23, 25, 30, 33. Tail/Top: BVoo, 01, 02, 11, 13. BG10, 11.  I also added some Star Dust stickles along the tail and onto my flowers.

Papers: Prima Meadow Lark
Image: Mermaid Lola
Sentiment: Waltzingmouse Stamps - Half Pint Heroes
Flowers and Lace: Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearls: The Hobby House

Challenges - 
Scrap It Girl - Flowers
Catch The Bug - Anything goes
Crafty Ann's - Stitching


Waltzingmouse Stamps May Previews - Day One

Good morning and welcome to day 1 of Waltzingmouse Stamps May previews. Over the next 3 days we will be previewing 3 new stamp sets so make sure you join us each day. We also have a competition, and the more entries we get the more could you win!! You can check out all of the details HERE

Today the design team are showcasing a much awaited set - Half Pint Heroines!!

You can create 6 different characters from this one set. It is also FULL to the brim of accessory stamps and matching sentiments. I can definitely see this set being a firm favourite among our Waltzingmouse fans - right up beside Half Pint Heroes

I masked my little girl to have her standing in front of the super cute elephant. They've been coloured up with copic markers -
Skin: E00, 11, R20.
Hair: E21, 23, 25.
Elephant: C1 through C7.
Dress: RV10, 21, 23.
Bunny: B02, 05, R12, colourless blender. 

On the inside I have stamped a finishing sentiment. 

And here is the full list of design team ladies who are participating in the previews today - check out what they've created with our Half Pint Heroines :)

Anya Schrier
Beeca Feeken
Belinda Chang Langner
Clare Buswell
Julia Aston
Jennifer Holmes
Kelly Schirmer
Laurie Schmidlin
Lynn Mercurio
Mona Pendleton
Sandie Dunne (Me!)
Claire Brennan - Owner
Tosha Leyendekker

Paper - Dovecraft 'Princess Fairytale'
Cardstock - Bazzil
Images - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Lace, Flowers & Leaves - Wild Orchid Crafts

Don't forget to drop by tomrrow for another May Release Preview!!