Saturday, 28 June 2014

Come and join the fun...........

Refer a Friend Competition!

Have you registered at  Kylie's brand new website Happy Little Stampers?  
No?  You should!  The first competition has been announced and there are wonderful 
prizes being given away!  Pop on over to register and click on the heading 
"Current Competition".  Make sure you get all your bonus entries in!!!  
You don't want to miss out!

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Addicted to CAS Challenge # 41

Morning everyone

Well it's the start of the weekend and a new challenge at Addicted to CAS.  This week it's the supremely talented Loll of Stamping with Loll to host and the code word she has chosen is:

Our sponsor for this challenge is:

who is offering 7 digis to the winner of this challenge

 We are lucky to have Karen ( joining us once again as Guest Designer.

I was a bit stumped with this code word as the one thing I didn't have was a sun die or stencil........hmmmm! Anyway, sitting on my desk was this lovely little Cityscape die from Clearly Besotted.  So I took a piece of blue cardstock and die cut a circle, added a piece of green card to the bottom half and then placed my die across the join.  Behind the die cut circle I have added some mat gold cardstock and then added some pan pastels onto the Cityscape for the sun shining on the buildings.  The sentiment is computer generated.

Can't wait to see what lovely creations you come up with.  Please pop on over to the ATCAS blog to have a look at all the wonderful cards the DT have come up with as inspiration.

Have a great weekend...........happy crafting.

Edited to add...........

Wouldn't you know it!  The die I was waiting on arriving for this challenge arrived today in the post, so couldn't resist making another quick card for the challenge.

Very simple - I've used Die-namics Sun Ray and Fishtail dies.  The sun ray was backed by some mirri card (as if you didn't guess!!! lol).  The sentiment is computer generated and die cut using the fishtails for a mirri card mat and the topper itself.  The addition of a gem was a finishing touch.  Think this sun ray would be good to use as a stencil as well so must give that a go.  (Sorry for the reflection on the mirri card but there wasn't a lot I could do!)

Our wonderful leader Kylie has decided that she has far too much free time on her hands and created a wonderful craft forum called HAPPY LITTLE STAMPERS.  Pop over and have a look and join in, there definitely is something for everyone in this wonderful new crafting community. Good luck Kylie I'm sure this is going to be a great success.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Less is More : One Layer Challenge - Week 176 & NBUS Challenge #1

Hello everyone from a very sunny but breezy Somerset.  Just popping by to enter my card into the new Less is More challenge which I haven't done for ages it seems.

This week's challenge is:

Once more it's One Layer Card time and
 the title of our challenge is 

My card was super quick to produce.  I've used my Memory Box Grand Happy Birthday die on a 6" square card.  Positioned it right on the edge and then placed a piece of cardstock behind the "birthday".  Add in a matching ribbon and "Bob's your uncle"...........well, maybe not, but you know what I mean!!! lol

Whilst we're at it I can't help but join in my great buddy Darnell's new challenge which is to use NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff) in celebration of her reaching 500 followers - she's a star and a seriously good friend (mwah!!! Dippy xxx).  This card qualifies as I've never used this die before and it is a new reel of ribbon.  Hope it qualifies on the friendship angle as I'm going to be sending it to a friend.  If you haven't come across Darnell (where on earth have you been????) please pop on over to her blog (be prepared to spend hours and hours and have serious face ache when you finish..........hehe).

Thanks for dropping by.  Hope you're all having a good week.

Happy crafting.

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Christmas Card Challenge # 13

Hello everyone - hope your weekend has been good weather wise.  I'm scheduling this so don't know what the score will be in the England/Italy match...............there may be an awfully lot of sore heads out there this morning.

I'm just posting this quickly as I've been cooking all morning (Saturday) preparing for our village BBQ where we cook for about 80 people!!!!  Absolutely wacked already, but it looks like the weather is being kind to us.

Anyway, onto the reason I'm here today - it's another challenge at the Christmas Card Club and the lovely Carol has set the challenge today and wants to see penguins (or other Christmas birds) on our cards.

I've used an Art Impressions stamp which doesn't appear to have a name/title but the number is UMU4170. I've stamped it onto watercolour card and watercoloured the image.........thought I'd kill two birds with one stone as it was our craft club on Wednesday and we were showing the girls various die cutting and embossing methods and also various ways to use watercolour!  The shape of the card comes via my friend Jill  and it's a really nice one.  I've die cut it using my Stampin Up Framelits and used patterned cardstock from my stash.  The sentiment is a Stampin Up one from Gifts of Christmas.  I've added some glittery fluffy stuff (don't know what else to call it!!!) and some Stickles to finish off the card.

If you'd like to join in the fun simply email Margaret (link on my side bar) to play along.

Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Happy crafting.  

OHHH!!! BTW have you spotted the deliberate mistake?????  Let me know if you find it!

Saturday, 7 June 2014

ATCAS Challenge #40

Hello Everyone

Well, it's that time again - a new challenge at Addicted to CAS, and this challenge has been set by me. Here's what I came up with:

Our Sponsor is

We are so happy to have Karen (Snippets) joining us at Guest Designer for the month of June.
Welcome Karen!

Whilst I was looking around for suitable images for this challenge I came across a digi postcard that I really wanted to use...........I could just imagine ladies strolling along the decks with their white parasols open shading them from the sun!!! lol

Anyway I've used my Spellbinders Mystical Embrace die, cut the postcard to size so it fitted in the central aperture and backed it with some dark blue cardstock.  I've sponged around the edges of the die with Stampin Up Bashful Blue ink which makes it stand out from the white background of the base linen card.  The sentiment is computer generated and punched out with Stampin Up Modern Label.

Please pop over to the ATCAS blog to see the gorgeous creations the rest of the DT have created.  We're looking forward to come and visit you to see your lovely entries.

Happy crafting.

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Christmas Card Club - Challenge # 12

Hello Everyone - apologies for not posting much these last few weeks but things have been pretty hectic here and it seems like the garden needs attention every day!!!  This warm and wet weather is brilliant for the weeds........they're growing like....well.....weeds!!! lol  Also my conservatory looked like a jungle with all the plants I have grown which definitely needed to be planted outside - Tony thought they were taking over!!!

Anyway onto my card for today's challenge over at the Christmas Card Club.  This week it's the lovely Sue who has set the challenge which is a Nativity Scene.

As soon as I had time to think about what I was going to do a little parcel slipped through my letterbox (don't you love it when that happens???) and out pops this lovely die that I'd ordered - and I got a "ding" and knew what I wanted to do.  So here is my first offering - 'cause I felt guilty not joining in the last couple of challenges I've made two cards:

I've used an Anna-Marie 7" square card blank for the base and I embossed it with my dotty Embossalicious e/f.  The nativity scene was downloaded from the internet.  I made a couple of frames using my Lil'Inkers stitched mats and layered them over the image.  I then used my gorgeous new die which is the Sweet Dixie "Star" SDD015 - isn't it lovely?  I added a thin strip of acetate and glued it behind the frames so it has movement - if you look carefully you can see that the star on the image is actually the same shape as my new die - how about that for serendipity!  The sentiment is SU Gifts of Christmas stamped using my Delicata gold ink and punched using my EK Success ticket punch.

My second card again uses an image from the internet mounted behind a frame from Spellbinders Card Creator Mystical Embrace.  This is then mounted on some dark blue mirri and then onto an embossed mat gold base.  The sentiment is from a polymer stamp set but it's got no name.  That is mounted on a banner from the Spellbinders Card Creator Tranquil Moments set.

Thanks for dropping by.  Please pop on over to see the offerings by the rest of the girls in the Christmas Card Club (links on my sidebar) - if you fancy joining in with us send an email to Margaret.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Happy crafting.