Sunday 16 November 2008

MVS *Week 2* Clean & Simple & *Week 3* Tie that Sketch

Please accept my apologies for the late post of last weeks challenge. I am convinced that there is something going on with this new computer and blogger. I tried for about two hours Last Sunday afternoon to upload and then again in the evening,
Anyway here it is finally. I am well and truly flowing with the Christmas cards now so I am probably best avoided if you are fed up with them already. Normally I make most of them during the summer holidays so by this time of year I am totally sick of them!

I Used:
Paper- DCWV
Cardstock - Papermania
Flowers and Leaves - Prima
Prismacolor pencils


Moving on to this weeks challenge, I was delighted to find my Magnolia stamp club kit lying on the door mat this week and couldn't resist using it. This sketch is very much suited to using a DL card, only I didn't have any so made my own to my own dimensions and the envelope is to come.
I Used:
Paper - Basic Grey
Cardstock - Papermill Shop
Wire Sentiment - Papermania
Rub on - Paprmania
Distress Inks
Copic markers - There are some available for the prize this week so do check out the blog to get your hands on some

Sunday 2 November 2008

Magnolia Vs Stampavie Challenge Blog Week 1

Oh my goodness, so here we are, a different challenge blog and a super duper design team (I can't believe that I even made it on this one) I am so going to miss the design teams from Tilda and Sarah Kay though. I never find enough time to blog hop anymore but I really hope to look in on you all as I will miss your work terribly.

This is my piece for this weeks wonderful sketch by Jay Jay. Such a great layout and fabulous for concertina cards (which mine was going to be until I changed it at the last minute).

I used the X-cut shape cutter to make the curve, embossed and inked this before folding. The image was coloured using Prismacolors and cut out using nestabilities. I have added tiny amounts of stickles to the dots on the paper and some of the flowers. The edges of the paper were inked using distress inks.

Paper - Basic Gray
Cardstock - Bazzill
Stamp - Rachelle Anne Miller - Playtime
Ribbon - Poppicrafts
Flowers - Prima
Brads - Queen & Co

Wednesday 29 October 2008

Magnolia Vs Candy to be won!

We have some exciting and sad news...
The sad news is Tilda & Co / Sarah Kay Challenges are no more, unfortunately there has had to be some changes. Donna has needed to merge both the blogs together to free some time up for herself.
The good news is we have a brand new challenge blog Magnolia Vs Stampavie. We hope you will join in the challenge each Sunday (as before) The blog is now partnered with Stampaive so you can use Magnolia Stamps, Sarah Kay Stamps and any other stamp made by Stampaive including the ever so lovely Rachelle Anne Miller Designs (these must be the ones made for Stampavie – check out the list on the challenge blog if you're not sure which stamps can be used). The blog will go live on Sunday with the first challenge on Sunday.
Donna has given us some fab Blog Candy for each DT member to give out which she has kindly donated from her craft store Crafty Krafts

So you like what you see in the photo? Want to get your hands on this yummy candy? This is what you need to do:
Firstly please only enter one candy draw – there are 5 DT members and 5 lots of Candy up for grabs, but only one entry per person. The candy is open to all, and Donna will post worldwide. You have until Saturday 1st November 10pm to enter.
1. Place a link to the new Blog on your blog, you can grab a Logo here
2. Post about the new challenge blog on your blog and link to it
3. Leave a comment on the new challenge blog with a link to your post and mention which DT candy you have entered.
Each candy is different so it's important to state which draw you have entered. Donna will then use a random number counter on Sunday and go through all the Designers blog comments and choose one winner from all the entries on that blog. We are looking forward to you joining in with the challenges on the new blog.

Thursday 16 October 2008

PTW Katharina's Sketch #13

Over at PTW this week the challenge is to follow another of Katherina's wonderful sketches. I am still behind with my Christmas cards and seized the opportunity. These are the new papers from DCWV. I am slightly disappointed with this years Christmas stacks. The colours seem to be a bit washed out and dull. Not what I usually expect from DCWV.

I Used:
Paper - DCWV
Cardstock - Papermania
Brads - Papermania
Snowman Stamp - Sugar Nellie - Home Grown
Sentiment Stamps - Stamps Away

Monday 13 October 2008

Kadoodle Zodiac Stamps & Shopping

This is one of the Zodiac stamps from Kadoodle (available via the Craft Barn whose online shop is now live!!! Great delivery and products, I've already tried it out).
Kadoodle also have some wonderful blog candy to give away so make sure that you don't miss out on that awesome stamp! Every Monday from now until Christmas there will be candy up for grabs so please keep checking the Kadoodle blog.
I used my DT Kit to make this sample card so all products are available from the Craft Barn

Sunday 12 October 2008

Tilda & Co challenge 40 ~Tabbed Sketch~

Over at the Tilda & Co challenge blog this week there is a fab sketch to follow. Here is my take.

I just have to mention that I bought a mystery box of crafting goodies from Crafty Krafts the other day and I recommend that you buy one, so many beautiful products at an unbelievable price!
I Used:
Paper - Basic Grey
Cardstock - Papermania
Rub Ons- Out of my mystery box from Crafty Krafts
Clip - Making Memories

Sarah Kay challenge *Week 15* Doodles

The challenge on the Sarah Kay blog this week is to include some doodling on your project (not really a forte of mine). I thought that I would make a monochrome card this week as I haven't made one in ages.Apologies for the complete lack of posts, my old computer finally gave up the ghost. Panic doesn't even come close to describing it. I am in utter disarray. I have all my addresses, pictures, watermarks and url's still on the old hard-drive. I am not used to this operating system or the flatscreen monitor. Hopefully I will get there.

I used:
Paper - DCWV
Cardstock - Bazzill
Flowers - Poppicrafts
Buttons- Local Craft Shop
Hearts - Making Memories