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Saturday, 31 December 2011

My Top 10 Favorite Cards for 2011 plus my 1st ever blog card

 Today I wanted to show you my Top 10 Favorite Cards that I have made in the last yr I am also going to show you the very first picture I ever posted on my blog so you can see how my pics have improved (I hope) over the year.

 lol this was the very first card I ever put on my blog in 2010 and the very first card I ever entered into a challenge which was for Pink gem challenge blog which was a sketch challenge. The image is fab but my colouring leaves a lot to be desired as does my photo skills.

I have come so far since then I am now on various DT Teams.
One Stop Craft challenge 
was the very first challenge I was excepted on and I was so proud I was jumping around the room not a good look for an lady of tender yrs lol.
Now I am on 
Truly Scrumptious (resuming in the new yr)
Squiggle Stamps 
Cuddly Buddly (no longer doing challenges)
But I am on their pre-release team making samples.
Stamp Addicts Makeing samples for their Create and Craft shows and pre-release
And now recently joined Whimsy's Stamps on the DT

The icing on the cake is I am about to be published in a craft mag one of my life time bucket wishes and I am very proud of this.

So on to my top 10 cards for 2011

This is one of my recent ones and I made this for Colour me Creative challenge I it is the first time I coloured gold colours 

to end my very first card I made on my imagine and to my shame the only one oops

So that is my top ten

I would like to take this opportunity to thank my fellow DT members over the year for their crafty Friendship and to the Owners of said blogs above.
I would also like to thank my followers for hanging in there with me when I had my op and for the lovely comments that you leave for me I really do appreciate them and enjoy reading them and hope you continue to follow into the New Year on my crafty journey
I would also like to thank the fellow bloggers who have helped me improve my photo skills and given me advice on how to improve my blog.
I would also like to thank the fellow bloggers who's blogs I admire and can only aspire to be for there friendship and inspiration to many to mention but thank you
I want to wish you all a Fab

Happy New Year
lots of love to your all

Saturday, 24 December 2011

One Stop Craft Challenge Winter Wishes and a Merry Christmas

 Hi My little Crafty Elves on this Christmas Eve Saturday, well I am here for my last Christmas challenge of this yr and the last Christmas card as well. This challenge over at One Stop Craft Challenge is the last one before they break for the big fella to pop down our chimneys but they will be back on the 7th of January for the new start to next yrs challenges with some fab new sponsors any way on the todays challenge which is called 

Winters Wishes
This challenge we are sponsored by the fab 
One Stitch At A Time
and I chose this lovely image and in fact this is one of my favorite Christmas cards I have made this yr very chrismassie but very simple.

isn't this image fab I love it so easy to use, I just added loads of fine glitter to it and it looked lovely it so looks better in the flesh so to speak as it just sparkles. For the background paper I used a snowflake embossing folder and added a few gems here and there. I then matted it onto silver mirri card I know we dont use mirri card much any more but think it just need that bit of shine.

you can just about see where I put the glitter but you just dont get the feel of the bling boo hoo.

The flowers I made with the Marianne spiral flower die then added some Snow-Tex to it for that extra snowy effect fab stuff to use on cards.
The ribbon is from my stash as are the gems.
The Sentiment is from a stamp Set from Cuddly Buddly.

So there you for for this yr pop over to One Stop Craft Challenge to join in

I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Great New Year where I will be back with some fab Candy


Saturday, 17 December 2011

Merry Christmas

Hi folks hope you are having a good weekend I took Toby to see Alvin and the C
hipmunks shipwrecked he loved it I fell asleep lol never mind as long as he liked it. So onto today's card I think this is my last Christmas card for this yr

I used one of last yrs Christmas maggies and coloured her with copics
skin - E13 E11 E00
Cloths - R29 R24 R22 R20 W5
Hair E31 E33 E35 E37
Tree G20 G21 G24 G28
I put some glamour dust on her coat cuffs and rim of hat for that little bit of Christmasy bling. The Design paper is from a HOTP pad I had from last yr but never used.
The die are Mariannes and spellbinders
The ribbon is from my stash and the flowers are from mulberry crafts.
Tim Holtzs fence die
I added snow-tex to the fence and lamp post dies then a bit to the top corners of the matted image.

I used black polychromos pencils and blended with sansador for the shadows.

 I would like to enter this card into the following challenges


Friday, 16 December 2011

Little bit of gold Tilda

 Hi my crafty chicks kids all off for Christmas and I just have fresh food shopping to do then all done, a little bit of wrapping to do which I have been putting off because I hate it lol.  I am watching Mrs Brown Boys while I am doing my post and it is the funnest comedy I have ever seen can't wait for the Christmas special on Boxing day at 10.00 anyway enough of my chatter my card for today is a fabby magnolia image and used one of my new shaped card blanks from Craft work cards.

I coloured this little maggie in the following colours 

skin - E00 E11 E13
Hair - Black C1 C3 C5 C9
Cloths - YR23 Y15 Y11 E35
then polychromos pencils for shading in brown and sansador

The Design Paper is Magnolia and core'dinations white wash matted on to gold mirri card.  I added snow-tex around the edges of the card. The flowers I made my self using 5 cream flowers which I inked with goldy yellow chalk ink folded.  I then stuck them together ,then spritzed with glimmer mist and sprinkled glammour dust onto it shame the glitter doesn't show very well in the pic.

Dies - Marianne's Christmas tree
Ribbon - seam binding ribbon girl
Snow- tex - Ebay
sentiment - Whimsy stamps and ticket die whimsy stamps
gold embellishments - my stash
white gauze - hospital lol
Charm and chain - my stash 
gold gems - my stash

So there you go folks hope you like it.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenge

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Whimsy December release

December rubber stamp and die RELEASE DAY!

Whimsy Stamps is releasing 20 gorgeous new rubber stamps, 3 fabby new Shapeology dies and 6 new Shape EZ templates and cut files today. These new goodies are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites.

From today until 21 December the Whimsy DT and Special Guests will be showcasing these fabulous new stamps, dies and Shape EZs with a daily mini blog hop. Thank you so much, Denise, for inviting me as one of your guests!!!! Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you will have 24hrs to enter each prize draw by leaving a comment on every blog listed for that day.

To be entered into today's mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT's posts listed below by 12:00PM EST tomorrow. All winners will be announced on the Whimsy Inspirations blog after 12:00PM on 21 December.

To take a peek at today's fabulous new release creations by the Design Team, please click on the links below...

Deb Routledge {Special Guest}
Ellie Stover
Dena Concienne {Special Guest} 
Jacque Beddingfield {Special Guest}

Here is a full list of the wonderful new goodies released today:

5 Crissy Armstrong rubber stamps
Giraffes in Love ~ Lend me your Ear ~ Valentine Fairy ~ Love Birds ~ Jumbo in Love

4 Kenny K rubber stamps
Atlantea ~ Groove Dude ~ Miss Fortune ~ Miss Thang

3 Meljen's Designs rubber stamps
Lovey Pup ~ Lovin' Turtle ~ Loving Ewe

4 Wee Stamps rubber stamps
Fluffy on the Lily ~ Rose and Felix ~ Sam's Special Delivery ~ Spring Bringer

4 Raindrop Echo Designs rubber stamp sets
Everyday Circle Postmarks ~ Friendship Notables 2 (coordinating die available below) ~ Love Mini Tickets (coordinating die available below) ~ Stylized Notables 1 (coordinates with already released Notables 1 die)

3 Raindrop Echo Designs Shapeology dies
Mini Ticket (coordinating stamp set available above) ~ Notables 2 (coordinating stamp set available above) ~ Country Heart

6 Shape EZ downloadable templates
Flip Tree ~ Magnolia Flower ~ Mini Rosettes ~ Pedestal Tag 1 ~ Sparkle Holiday Pin ~ Bow Pin ~ Take Out Box

Don't forget to visit today's DT and leave a comment on their blog posts to be entered into the draw to win a new release stamp, then pop back here to the Whimsy Inspirations blog tomorrow for the next list of showcase posts!

Gold Cream and white Altered box

Hi all well today I have had another play and decided to change a white box that came it a storage desk pack from The range it constisted of a A4 size box a desk caddi a note box and a long pencil type box you know the type I mean I am already using all of apart from the pencil box it has been lying around empty for ages, so I decided instead of making a card I would decorate this box and here it is 

I used a maggie image from one of last yrs collection sorry dont know what it is called I coloured her in copics in cream and lilac I matted the box with gold Mirri card then added some DP which is also magnolia paper I inked the boxes edges with distress ink the poinsettia shaped flowers I made myself out of a punch then ink the petals with yellow distress ink to give it a sort of gold look I added some small gold beads to the middle of the flowers I made the flowers are a mixture from my stash and mulberry crafts.  I added a touch of tulle from Crafts u love in cream some cream ribbon, from the ribbon girl.

Around the box I also matted gold Mirri and DP then added some cream satin ribbon from mulberry crafts and then some cream lace from my stash I added some flowers to the sides and then some gold gems. Then some punched leaves with a Martha Stewart punch.

I had a nightmare photographing this box, its not as easy as taking a picture of a card to get a good picture and to do it justice

Front of box
This is another one of the flowers I made 

Mash up of image 

I used a Marianne die to cut a frame then added the image
the vine is also a Marianne die.

so there you go I would like to enter this card into the following challenge

Colour me Creative challenge ... Gold Cream and white