Sunday, 1 March 2015

Cosmic Colours Challenge #11

Hello my lovelies!

I am back with the new Cosmic Colours Challenge, this being #11! Please scroll down to the previous post for the winner and top 3 for challenge #10.

This month the lucky winner will get a £10.00 Gift Voucher from Dr Digi's House of Stamps...

...or you can chose some craft goodies if you prefer :o)

As spring is only just around the corner, I've chosen a fresh palette for this month and here it is...

Daisy Palette - Design Seeds®
Isn't it lovely?

Here is my card using the colours...

The winner 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 March 2015 - 23:55 (GMT+1)

Tell all your crafty friends and I can't wait to see all your lovely makes :o) xx

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Cosmic Colours Challenge #10 - Winner and Top 3!

Happy Sunday peeps!

I hope you are having a lovely relaxing and crafty day.

I'm here with the Winner and Top 3 for the Cosmic Colours Challenge #10.

There were some lovely entries this month, thank you so much for entering.

Drum roll please, the winner of a $10.00 Gift Certificate from Digital Delights is...

#1 - Hazel!!

Congratulations Hazel! If you contact me with your full name and email address I'll get the Gift Certificate sent to you. Don't forget to grab your winner's badge for your blog.

The top three in no particular order are...

#11 - Mags
#6 - Vinita
#14 - Judy V

Welldone! Make sure you grab your badge for your blog :o)

Thank you all again for your lovely entries. I'll be back later with the next challenge. I do hope you will all join in.

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Thursday, 26 February 2015

Cosmic Colours Challenge #10 - win $10.00 to spend at Digital Delights!

Hi there mateys!

This just a quick and gentle reminder to say you have until 11:55pm (GMT) on the 28th February to get your entries in for the Challenge #10.

Here is this month's colour palette.

Petalled Brights - Design Seeds®
Click here to take you to the challenge and link up.

There is a $10.00 gift certificate up for grabs to spend at Digital Delights.

There are some fab entries so far. Will you be the lucky winner? xx

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Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Mother's Day Cards

Hey there my lovelies!

I hope you are all having a good week.

Mother's Day is fast approaching us here in the UK and in the current issue of PaperCrafter (#79) I have twelve (yes, twelve) Mother's Day cards. Nine are in the actual magazine and there are three bonus cards on the PaperCrafter website.

It's hard to come up with one for my mum, Simon's mum and my nan. How I managed to do twelve is anyone's guess. I must have been on a roll.

I'd like to show you the three bonus cards...

You can find all the materials required and instructions on the website, click here to take you direct to the projects. I used Penny Black Stamps for these three cards - Hello Gorgeous, Dahlias and Heart Swatches.

Not all of the cards have any reference to mum on them, so you can create them for a girly friend or relative.

I wanted to keep them bright and fresh and the whole set of twelve uses lovely, cheery rainbow colours.

Hope you like what I've come up with. Don't forget the website has loads of projects and freebies to download and the magazine has some gorgeous makes included this month.

As always, I'm so happy you've popped by. Ta ta for now :o) xx

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Monday, 23 February 2015

Incy Wincy Designs Challenge - Distressing

Hi peeps!

Did you have a good weekend? 

Ours was very quiet, except the chickens.They like to announce to the world that they've just laid an egg. I caught Babs and Bren red handed (or chicken footed) on the patio after doing their Escape From Alcatraz impression. Of course they denied everything..... You could see Dolly and Hattie peeping through the trellis saying 'Oooh! You're in trouble now'.

Okay, over at Incy Wincy this week the challenge is distressing. Hmm, this was a bit challenging for me as I don't usually do distressing, ageing or old vintage/Victorian styles with my cards.

Our wonderful sponsor this week is Aurora Wings and the prize is a fab $15.00 (USD) to spend on the current collection.

I chose the Dragon Babies. Cute Alert!!!!! These are so gorgeous and cute and adorable and it makes you wish you could have a little dragon of your own.

What you need...

Digi stamp: Dragon Babies - Aurora Wings
Digital card stock: white - Craftwork Cards
Card stock: gold
Promarkers: Buttercup, Firebrick, Ice Grey 1, Ivory, Molten Red, Morning Mist, Pastel Beige, Sleigh Bell, Summer Sun
Rub-on sentiment: Pebbles Inc
Ribbon: red/white grosgrain
Pearls: red/gold
Paper distresser: Tim Holtz - Tonic Studios

What you do

Download, re-size and print out the image, colour in and trim. 
Distress the edges with the tool.
Mat onto a slightly larger piece of gold card and distress the edges. 
Attach to the top of a white top fold blank 14cm x 14.5cm.
Wrap and tie ribbon around the card, under the image.
Finish with a rub-on sentiment and few pearls.

Oooh! I'm so in love with these little darlings. 

My fab teamies have come up with some lovely cards for your inspiration. Pop on over to Incy Wincy for a look.

I'm off now, got things to do. Thank you for dropping by :o) xx

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Tuesday, 17 February 2015

You're The Cherry Best!

Hey peeps!

It's been a glorious day here in skies, bright sunshine, crisp clean air...lovely!

I've just been out to see the chickens and give them a little treat of mixed corn and I noticed that some of the shrubs already have little leaves sprouting.

As exciting as it is that Spring may just be round the corner, I worry that we'll get some severe weather and the shrubs will suffer. I still have a fuchsias that are flowering!!???

Anyhoo. On with the business in hand.

I whipped up a little CAS last night with a scrummy set from Waltzingmouse Stamps and here it is...

What you need...

Stamps: Big Berry Cherries - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Card stock: white
Ink pads: Onyx Black - Versafine; Celery, Cherry, Fog - Avery Elle
Baker's twine: red
Pearls: white
Punch: corner rounder

What you do...

Create a 10.5cm x 14.8cm top fold blank in white card.
Stamp the cherries, stalk, leaves and sentiment onto another piece of white card.
Trim so that it is slightly smaller than the blank. mat onto the blank with foam tape.
Wrap and tie a double length of twine around the top of the blank and finish with a pearl on one of the cherries.

This was so quick to do and as each of the elements are separate, you can mix and match as much as you want. It's such a cute set. Click on the image below to take you to the store.

Waltztingmouse Stamps - Big Berry Cherries
So, that's me for now. Thank you for popping in and I'll see you soon xx

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