Monday, 15 December 2014

Incy Wincy Designs Challenge - Anything Goes

Good evenin' me lovelies!

I hope you all had a good weekend. We went up to Yorkshire to visit family and friends. I was okay until this morning and now I am sat here with a tissue up each nostril because I'm full of cold - grrr!

Any hoo! This week over at Incy Wincy we have our final challenge of the year, but we will be back on 5th January 2015!

The challenge this week is 'Anything Goes' and our fabulous sponsor is Delicious Doodles with a prize of 4 digis for the lucky winner.

I used a lovely image called Swirly Snowflake Tree

What you need...

Digi stamp: Swirly Snowflake Tree - Delicious Doodles
Digital card stock: white - Craftwork Cards
Card stock: red
Promarkers: Bright Green, Grass,  Ice Grey 1, Lime Twist
Dies: Plaque and Postage On The Edge Die (656628) - Sizzix
Glitter glue: Diamond Stickles - Ranger
Pearls: red
Rub-on sentiment: black
Baker's twine: red

What you do...

Stamp and colour in the image.

Trim so it measures 7.5 x 12.5cm and mat onto a top fold blank 7.5 x 15cm.

Die cut the postage border in red card, trim and fix under the image.

Wrap and tie twine around the join.

Add a sentiment to the bottom.

Highlight each snowflake with glitter glue and finish with a red pearl in the centre of each.

I think the Sizzix Plaque and Postage die is now discontinued, but any decorative edge will work just as well.

This is such an elegant design. Some of the girls on the Design Team have used the same image but with different colour schemes and all really compliment the tree. Check out the other fab creations by the Design Team on the Incy Wincy blog for oodles of inspiration.

Well, I am going to sign off now. Getting a bit miffed with the old 'schnoz' running and blasting away me hankies. I think I'll make a lovely hot drink, take a few pills, douse the nose in soothing cream and get into bed.

Take care and don't catch a cold will you? xxx

P.S. Hello June & Stephen! It was so lovely to catch up with you both! Hi Dawn! It was great to see you again! :o) xxx

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Thursday, 11 December 2014

Crafts Beautiful - December 2014

Good afternoon my lovelies!

If you still want to make a few last minute Christmas cards, then look no further than Crafts Beautiful. In the December issue there are a couple of fun pudding cards, illustrated and made by yours truly. 

The illustrations are included at the back of the magazine for you to copy, or you can go direct to the Crafts Beautiful website and download the images from there.

Here are my makes from the magazine...

You can download the images here. Plus they are free! You just need to register and then you can download lots of templates, patterns and papers. 

The magazine itself gives you the instructions and items that I used to make the cards. You can download the magazine as an app too!

Well, I shall sign off for now. Thanks for popping by. xx

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Monday, 8 December 2014

Incy Wincy Designs Challenge - Snowy Days

Ey up! How are you all doing?

It's Monday which means a new challenge over at Incy Wincy. This week it is 'Snowy Days' and our wonderful sponsor is Lacy Sunshine. The lucky winner will get 3 digi stamps woo-hoo!

I picked a gorgeous little image called 'Flurry'. I decided to colour her in with cool aquas, turquoises and pinks.

Isn't she just adorable?

What you need...

Digi stamp: Flurry - Lacy Sunshine
Card stock: dark turquoise
Digital card stock: white - Craftwork Cards
Promarkers: Blush, Cerise, Cool Aqua, Firewood, Fresh Bloom, Frosted Jade, Icicle, Marine, Pastel Pink, Pink Carnation, Praline, Turquoise, Umber
Gems: turquoise
Rub-on sentiment

What you do...

Print and colour the image and trim to 13.5cm square.

Mat onto dark turquoise card 14.5cm square and then onto a white square blank.

Add a sentiment to the top right corner and finish with a few gems.

The DT has done some wonderful inspirational samples. Head in over to Incy Wincy and check them out. We love looking at all your entries and can't wait to see what you come up with.

Thanks for stopping by! TTFN xx

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Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Incy Wincy Designs Challenge - Non-Traditional Colours (no red or green)

Good evening peeps!

It's a bit late, but I'd like to share with you the Incy Wincy challenge for this week. The theme is non-traditional Christmas, so that means no red or green. Oooer!

Our wonderful sponsor this week is the fantastic Sami Stamps...

...the lucky winner will win some Sami digi stamps!

I chose a gorgeous image called Winter Scarf Owl. Here is my make...

What you need...

Digi stamp: Winter Scarf Owl - Sami Stamps
Patterned paper: Bundled Up 6x6 Paper Pad - Carta Bella
Digital card stock: white - Craftwork Cards
Promarkers: Burnt Sienna, Frosted Jade, Ice Grey 1, Marine, Praline, Sleigh Bell, Umber
Dies: Christmas Trims #2 (659913) - Sizzix
Stamps: Swanky Snowdudes - Paper Smooches
Ink pad: Onyx Black - Versafine
Gems: clear

What you do... 

Print, colour and cut out the image.

Cover the top of an A6 landscape blank with the tree branch paper.

Die cut the loopy border in brown patterned paper and fix along the edge of the tree paper.

Stick the owl to the left of the blank and add a couple of gems to finish.

Stamp the sentiment to the right.

Why not head on over to Incy Wincy to see the samples my amazing teamies have come up with? It's great to see all your creations too - you never know you could be the lucky winner of some fab Sami Stamps!!

Thank you for calling in, TTFN! xx

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Monday, 1 December 2014

Cosmic Colours Challenge #8

Hello again peeps!

Here we are with the last Challenge of 2014! Where has the year gone?

Scroll down to the last post for the Challenge #7 Winner and Top 3.

Well, let's get straight onto the Cosmic Colours Challenge #8. I have chosen a Christmas colour scheme again this month, but you don't have to do anything Christmassy though.

Here is the palette for this month...

Color Share - Design Seeds®
...and here is my take on it...

I used the Merry & Bright 6"x6" Paper Pad  and Element Stickers by Carta Bella. The red star border is from the Thinlits Christmas Trims (659912) by Sizzix. I used the waste stars from the cut to embellish the card. Very quick and very simple.

The creator of the winning card will receive some craft goodies and they can grab a Challenge Winner 'brag badge' to proudly display on their blog.

Three runner up cards will be chosen and they can grab the Challenge Top 3! 'brag badge' to proudly display on their blog.

There is also a 'play along' badge that you can grab if you wish. The codes can be found in the 'Cosmic Colours Challenge Badges' page.

The challenge will run until 31st December 2014 - 23:55 (GMT)

I am really looking forward to seeing what you come up with this month. TTFN! xx

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Cosmic Colours Challenge #7 Winner & Top 3!

Good evening my lovelies!

Well, we've come to the end of yet another challenge. Thank you for all your beautiful entries, you don't make it easy for me to choose a winner; but choose I must. So without further ado do here is the winner...

#8 - Radhika!!

I think you have to agree, this card is stunning in its simplicity. I love that Radhika has gone for the blue tones, it looks so crisp and fresh. Congratulations! Contact me with your postal address and I will get your goodies posted to you.

Now for the Top 3! (Wish I could pick you all)

#3 - Elly


#12 - Mynn


#15 - Judy (Created Just 4 U)

Judy (Created Just 4 U)
Well done everyone! Don't forget to pick up your badges from the Challenge Badges page so you can proudly display them on your blog.

Okay, that's me for now. I have to go and write up the next challenge, so I'll be back soon. Thank you all once again for joining in the Cosmic Colours Challenge! x

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