Monday, 18 July 2011

Happileigh Scrappin' Challenge #31 Handmade Embellishments. And an announcement.

Happi Sister Starla, set us the challenge this week to make our own embellishments. Those who know me will already know that's something I love to do. I used Girl With Basket, and instead of DP's I used Daisy Days (part of a set of images) as my background - available at the store. I've a sheet of embossed card (Tim Holtz) and my handmade is a quilled flower. 

I'm sad to say it looks as if I've not coloured her skin at all, I used putty and ivory promarkers and vanilla as her blush for her cheeks and little knee''ll just have to use your imagination.
 Flower close up. 
Please pop to the challenge and join us this week, we'd love to see your handmades too. You don't need to use a Happileigh Scrappin' image to enter, but if you do you get two entries for the prize draw. Additionally, those using a Happileigh image will be entered into a separate prize draw. 

Now for the Announcement 
This is my last ever post, due to health issues and other circumstances I've leaving blogland. I have to say I've enjoyed my few months entering challenges and being part of Design Teams, and in particular being part of Feline Playful. Life happens though doesn't it, and 'a girls gotta do' and all that. 

Byebye and take care,
 to all my Blogfriends. 

Friday, 15 July 2011

1-2-3 It's a Receipe at Guylou's Inimitability

It is time for another challenge at Guylou's Inimitability. Kim is challenging us to follow her recipe to make a project. Make sure you read it carefully and have all the ingredients before submitting your entry. :)

1 ribbon or lace
2 decorative papers
3 or more pieces of bling... rhinestones, metal charm, etc

A random winner will be selected from all the qualifying entries. Please make sure you follow the Challenge Guidelines listed on the left sidebar. The winner will be awarded a $5 gift certificate from Guylou's Inimitability Store and will also be invited to be a Guest Designer on an upcoming challenge.

....and that is how it is I'm showing you this card, having won my choice of digi's and a Guest Spot during the recent  Monochrome challenge.

 I've used Cat and Fish here. Isn't he cat's used to terrorise the fish like that too lol....they would drink the water and pretend not to be interested in poor fishie, but he knew otherwise  lol. And yes!! I've made another easel card. 
Image Close-up 
The greeting is computer generated, and I just knew it was what I wanted
to say as soon as I spotted this image at the store. 
Make sure to pop over  to the Challenge Blog and see what the Design Team have made for your inspiration, you won't be disappointed. 

You will have until July 28th, 10:00 pm (EST or click here to find out the corresponding time where you are) to enter your cards or projects here. One entry per participant, please. Be sure to add the link to your entry and not your whole blog as this makes it much easier on the team to find your creations. Thanks for participating!
My Receipe:-
Image ... Guylou's Inimitablity 
Colourants ... Promarkers 
Cardstock ... Matchmakers, RicRak textured, whitecore
DP's ... S.E.I Mimosa 
Die-cut (background piece  ... Nestie Scalloped Octagon (candy win at DJ Designs)
Die-cut trim  ... Marianne Designs Creatables 
Lace ... Candy win at DJ Designs
Pearl row ... Candy win at DJ Designs
Fancy Pin ... Handmade
Faceted Gem (acting as air bubble in fishbowl) ... Stash 

Challenges ...
Crafting for all Seasons -  furry friends
Creative Belli -  handmade embellishments  (fancy Pin)
For Fun Challenges -  1 extra fold
Paper Pretties -  animals
Digital Tuesday -  Use 1 or more Dies
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations -At least 2DP's & at least 2 Embellishments 
Shopping Our Stash -  Use something you've been hoarding or your newest products (My lovely new candy win stash) 
Craft Your Days Away  - Fancy Folds 

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Amber's Crafts & Stuff #18 Embossing.

A nice simple challenge for us this week at Amber's...Embossing. So show us your embossing techniques, whether that's dry or wet embossing, what do you like to do? You can see what the rest of the Crafting Pals did this week here. The winner this week will be invited to join us as Guest Designer during an upcoming challenge, we love to have you with us.
 I've gone with my beloved House Mouse again, coloured with a mix of blendable and watercolour pencils.  I so used to love those sweets/candy, when I was a kid.  I used to look for the not so lovingly worded ones to give to my brothers lol. 

This embossing folder is a new one I have,  by Tim Holtz, and my seam binding  and dew drops are from The Ribbon Girl. My die-cut label is cuttlebug. The cardstock and the sheet of white mulberry paper overlaying the card is from stash and the pin is handmade by little ol' me.  

A Close-up 

Some Challenges ...
Jac-Inks Papercraft Challenges -   Die-cuts Plus Texture
Shopping Our Stash -  Use something you've been hoarding or your newest products (new embossing folder & hoarded dew drops) 
 Use It Tuesdays -  Animals (Hoarded supply is the dew drops...been hanging on to those babies, have trouble breaking out the seam binding too)
Forever Friends -  Not Square
KB Cute Monday - Something Cute
Ellephantastic - Celebrations
Paper Creator's Crafts   - Special Occasion 
Sweet Stampin -  Cute & Cuddly 
Quirky Crafts - No patterned papers; make your own

Monday, 11 July 2011

The Crazy Challenge #75 Summer

I'm delighted to announce I'm on the Design Team for The Crazy Challenge. This week the Theme is Summertime, so show us your summer related projects, we've shown you ours here . Our Sponsor for this week is Hobbisimo.
We have such a glut of strawberries at the moment that I just had to use this little fella for my summer themed card....boy is he stuffed lol. 

A Close up of the image and my hand made flowers. 
Please hop over to The Crazy Challenge and see the lovely work the other DT members have to show you. 
If you'd like a Guest DT spot, simply add GD after your name when you enter the challenge. 

My Receipe:-
Image ... House Mouse Designs
Sketch ... Tuesday Trio 
Colourants ... Water Colour Pencils 
DP's ... Craft Creations
Die-Cut ... Nesties decal rectangle
Flowers ... Handmade 
Butterfly Gems ... Stash

Some Challenges ...
Tuesday Trio - Sketch 
Dream Valley Challenges -  Summer theme
2 Sisters - Summer Fun
Crazy 4 Challenges -  Summer Themed 
Sweet Stampin -  Cute & Cuddly 
Totally Gorjuss - Summertime 
Card Makin' Mamas - summertime
Digi's With Attitude! - anything goes challenge
Art Impressions Stamps Challenge -  Use something from your stash (butterfly shaped gems) 
Creative Belli -  handmade embellishments

There's A Critter In The House.

Happi Sister Vicki chose this weeks Happileigh Scrappin' Challenge, and she asks that you bring your critters on over to us ...whatever the critter, large or small. Pop to the blog and see the inspiration the other Happi Sisters have this week. 

Leigh merged two photo's here for me so I can show my stepper card's folds - clever isn't it. Thanks again Leigh. 

This image comes with it's own greeting of Hang In There, but I did this one myself as I wanted it as just the beginning of a sentence. This will be going to a young friend who is bedridden...she says she's hanging on when I ask how she is. I tell her to look for a small moment of joy in each day. Just bird song or a butterfly on your window can be enough to lift you - I know from my time being bedridden too.

My  Raffia lace was part of the candy I received from Debra at dj designs. I was so delighted with it and for once I'm not being stingy about using the way it looks on a project. That huge ric-rac is waste from a cardstock pack; and the butterflies are stickers.
  I adore this little fella...hanging on by his fingertips, but seeing joy in the cute little blue-bird. He's coloured with pro-markers. Not sure where I had my butterfly charm....if anyone recognises please let me know.
 Close Up of the greeting.
As always, it's not required that you use a Happileigh Stampin' image to play with us, but you get two entries if you do...that's two for one chances to win some of Leigh's fantastic Digi's. There are always freebies available in the Shop and while you are there you can check out the new can see them on the challenge blog too.....remember you get a free image with every 3 images you buy. 

Image ... Hang In There, Happileigh Scrappin 
DP ... Basic Grey (striped) Craft Creations (other) 
Fancy Trim ... Basic Grey 
Die Cut ... Nestie's Fleur di Lis
Colourants ... Promarkers
Raffia Lace ... Candy Stash
Butterflies Sticker ... Stash
Charm ... Stash 
Sentiment ... Computer Generated 

Challenges ...
Crafty Pad - Lots of Texture
Craft Your Days Away  -Fancy Folds 
Marks Finest Papers -Die-Cut as a background mat 
Fabulous Friday - recipe challenge use 2 of three: ribbon/trim; charm; rhinestones/pearls (Trim & Charm) 
Polkadoodle -   stickers or transfers
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Sentiment with at least two words

Friday, 8 July 2011

Ambers Crafts & Stuff #17 Shades Of Grey

Amber's Challenge went live a little late this week, but better late than never I always say. Our challenge this week is Shades of Grey. This is another of my Baptism cards, made for a female friend this time. The DP I've used is part of a digital pack I won from Digi's with Attitude, my very first win not so many months ago. 

I made my grunge flower with black card that has a white inner core, then added glitter paste to the white edges. 
Please pop by and see the inspiration from the other Crafting Pals here, and join us with this weeks challenge with any kind of project you long as it's shades of grey.

Image ... Gingerloft
Printable DP's ... My Grafico
Emboss Folder ... Tim Holts
Ribbon ... Marianne Designs 
Die Cut ... Marianne Designs Creatables
Flower ... Hand Made 

A Few Challenges ...
Aud Sentiments Challenge -Sentiment with at least two words
Pixie Dust Studio -  use black and white
Creative Belli -  handmade embellishments
Divas by Design -die cuts/punches 
Paper Shelter Challenge - lots of dots
Shopping Our Stash -use something you got in a swap/RAK/won (won my DP)
Kaboodle Doodles - Celebrations

Monday, 4 July 2011

HLSC29 Frame It Challenge.

Our Challenge at Happileigh Scrappin' this week is set by Chris who chose Frame it, and asks - what does that mean to you? Frame the whole project or frame an image. It's up to you so long as there is a frame somewhere in your creation. 

I've made this 12 x 12 Scrap Page of my beautiful Niece Emillie. Sorry for poor quality of photo, it was bedtime before I had this finished and the energy saver light bulbs we have just don't make for good lighting. I've had a rough week and didn't think I'd get this done at all, but so love it finished. I've used a coloured Digi image by Leigh which is called Victorian Mirror - you can find it at the shop here  by clicking on the cottage button in the shops toolbar.
 The true colours of the lovely frame digi show up better on this scanned image, I added gemstones to the flower centres. Leigh has coloured versions of all her digis - wonderful if you just need to get a really quick card made (or like me had time and energy constraints) ....and also great if you are a beginner at the colouring game and like to have a guide image to show you where to shade and highlight.
 My lipstick border is from an advert in a magazine...I simply cut it out (two copies in fact to make it that long). I cut a couple of bags and lipstick and nail varnish bottle from my scrapbook papers, embellished with mini flower gems.
 It doesn't show, but the strip of paper I used to divide the two area's is glittered, I cut it with decal scissors. I can't remember where I bought these gorgeous shoes die cuts...somewhere on e-bay. I added alphabet stickers to spell out Emmie.
Hop over to the Challenge Blog and see the wonderful creations of the rest of the Happi sisters, and check out the new releases, and this months freebie, available when you buy 3 or more images. 

You don't need to use a Happileigh Scrappin' image to enter the challenge but you'll get two entries if you do, and as there are beautiful free images available at the store, you have no excuse do you lol.  

Scrapbook Papers ... Mimosa pack - Do-craft
Emillie ...Made with love by Paul & Kay
Die-cuts & gems ... Stash.

Some Challenges ...
Emerald Faerie Garden -  All things Girly
Annabelle Stamps Challenge - Say it with frames.
Stamp Something - Use a digi.
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Anything goes.
Paper Play -  Anything but a card.
My Mum's Craft shop -  something old, something new (Old stuff - Shoe digi's and gems; new stuff - Scrapbook paper) 
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations -  Anything But A Card 
Karen's Doodles Netherlands -  For a Teen 

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