Monday, 31 August 2009

4 challenges in 3 cards!!

Good afternoon well i've managed to have a crafty day today I have managed some challenges one of which has been greatly neglected over the last few weeks

So here is my Penny Black Saturday Challenge card

The theme this week is christmas and i've really missed this challenge (sorry i've not been about lately girls will try to get back on track)....

The next card is for Anyone for Anya

There is a fab sketch this week...

Apologies for the pic but the batteries ran out in my camera and I had to take this on my mobile

The papers are from Summer driggs she has some fab freebie papers the bottom green paper looks like a sheet of lime green glass beads irl !!.....

The last card is for two challenges Papertake weekly and Just Magnolia

Papertake weekly is a sketch and Just Magnolia is ribbons and bows, these went perfectly together as the sketch has a bow on it perfect!!!

The papers are Basic grey (no surprise there then lol) and I dont have any purple ribbon so i coloured some white ribbon with Amythest promarker

Right of to do some blog hopping so might see you soon lol!!!!

WOOHOOO!!! happy 1 year Blogversary to me!! and candy to celebrate.....

This candy is now closed
pop back later to find out who the lucky winner is
*This post will stay pinned to the top of my blog until the winner is announced please scroll down for new posts xxx*
It is my blogs 1 year blogversary today!!!

I cannot believe it is 1 year since I started blogging but here we are with over 10'000 hits and 183 posts .....phew where have I found the time lol!!!

I'd just like to say a quick thank you to all my lovely blog buddies out there,
I have met some truly wonderful friends since I started blogging a few of which I have been lucky enough to meet in person!!

To celebrate my blogversary I have put together a little giveaway filled with my fav bits of stash...

Here it is abit closer sorry for quality of pics but I think My camera was in a strop as it hasnt had a cameraversary yet lol!

This candy includes

*a selection of K & co papers which were part of 12x12 sheets
*36 images from Whiff of joy, Magnolia, Sarah Kay and Suger Nellie
*reel of ribbon (hobby craft)
*Small momento ink pad (tuxedo black)
*4xdie cut film strips
*a pair of fancy bladed scissors
*a sheet of Papermania baby themed rub-ons
*3 x clear stamps
*Rachelle Anne Millar stamp
*Craft work card card candy and 8 x dotty daisy flowers
*4 fabric flowers
*Assortment of flatback pearls and flowers
*Packet of tiny bells in green, silver, red, gold, purple and blue
* selection of charms
*2 x bottle top embelishments
*6 Tim Holtz sentiment tickets
*3 sakura metalic gelly roll pens in red, gold and silver
To be eligable to win this candy could you please
1. become a follower of my blog
2.leave a comment on your blog or sidebar about my candy
3.leave a comment here when you have done steps 1 + 2
Its as simple as that
Blog candy will close Monday 31st August 12.00 midnight GMT
Good luck Everyone

Forever friends - Eyelets and brads

This week over at Forever friends we have a great challenge ....we challenge you to use eyelts or brads on your cards

We hope you will dust off those little bears and join us

Whiff of joy Challenge and GDT call

The challenge this week is to use bling on your card now I dont know if Pearls are classed as bling but they lent themselves to this card so well.....

This and the next three cards are part of my bid to be a WOJ GDT member!!

Katherina has a DT call out for a GDT for the next 2.5 months
And this was the perfect excuse to play with my fav stamps, Basic grey papers, and my trusty Promarkers had loads of fun this afternoon lol!!!!
I also picked up loads of inspiration from simply sketches run by the lovely Dawny P she has posted up loads of sketches and they are all fab....perfect for when mr mojo does a runner!!!!

This is some of the info posted on Katherinas blog

As a guest designer for Whiff of Joy Stamps you'll have to:
Create a card or project or scrapbook page with every stamp we'll send you
post these on your blog and upload it to the Whiff of Joy gallery
participate in every other Design Team activity, such as the Project of the month
have your own blog, which is essential to show and promote your works created with our stamps

The chosen guest designer will have the following privileges:
You'll get every stamp that is going to be release during the next 2 months
You will get a 10% discount on all your orders from Whiff of Joy Stamps for the period of 1 year.

Important information:
Everybody can enter from anywhere in the world!!
You can submit as many cards as you like, but they have to be new ones.
You have to use at least 1 Whiff of Joy Stamp on you card!!!
The Guest Designer Call ends on Saturday, September 19th, 8 pm GMT+1

Saturday, 29 August 2009

Allsorts week 16

Good morning time for another Allsorts challenge this week Amanda has banned rubber!!! yep no rubber stamped images or sentiments >>>>>shock<<<<<<<>
You can however use digital images and sentiments plus a whole load more crafty teqniques so get out all your decoupage,iris folding, tea bag papers, embossing plates and more

to reward you guys for being so creative Amanda is giving away this fab Stampin up polka dot back ground stamp so what are you waiting for.....

Here is my DT peice I found a sheet of this fab Dufex decoupage paper in a drawer all alone and its such a fun image there were 3 on each sheet so you may see the matching ones soon who knows......
I hope you can come and join us

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Forever friends sketch challenge

This is my Dt card for forever friends and this week we have a fab sketch ....

Why not pop over and take alook at the other Dt cards

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Anyone for Anya and Just Magnolia

I managed to do 2 challenge cards on my day off today the first is for the new Anyone for Anya challenge their first theme is Sugar and spice ....

I decided the theme for me definitly meant pink and glittery so I glittered Anyas boots T-shirt and hair band the flower is just two circles ( one scalloped and one plain) of Pink petticoat papers cut to look like they have petals rest of papers are also PP i caught the edge of my paper as I was inking it so matched up the other corners (happy mistake lol....)

The second card is for the just Magnolia challenge and there is a fab sketch from Rach to follow

I decided to stick with my challenge of making at least one christmas card a week and used this cute Magnolia image ,I made this card slightly smaller at 5x5 but I think it works well , I didnt have a snow flake to match so I found a silver one and coloured it using my pro markers not sure if its the effect I was after though...

Thanks for stopping by

Saturday, 22 August 2009

Allsorts week 15 sketch and a twist

This week there is a fab sketch from Jules and the twist is to add torn edges to your entry

Come and join us there is some fab candy from Jules up for grabs this week

Friday, 21 August 2009

Whiff of Joy Challenge Rach's sketch.......

Another fantastic excuse to use my new stamp (not that I actually need an excuse lol...) this week at WOJ there is a fab sketch from Rach........

The new Autumn set from WOJ is stunning and has loads of extras in like a corner stamp and a toadstool for Willow and Oakley to sit on!

The papers are Basic Grey and the image as always coloured with Pro markers

thanks for visiting

Emma xxx

Papertake weekly your choice 0f 99 challenges!! and mini rant......

Well its been an eventful week, I had this week off from work and thought it would be a fab crafty hol well I was so wrong.......had a phone call from work at 9.30 on tuesday morning to say OFSTED had arrived so of course I went in to make sure everything was ok..which it was but then had to go back in yesterday to collect the feedback for Nursery so my Hol has been totally broken up on the good side we did well in the inspection but I havn't had much time for hoo!

On the plus side my WOJ Autumn set arrived Wednesday so that cheered me up no end !!!
enough of the waffle...thats if you got this far without dozing off lol.......

This weeks challenge on Papertake weekly was to choose one of the past 99 challenges I chose...

Monday 10th November
A sketch from Dawny P

I think the papers are K & Co and the image has been coloured with pro markers I coloured a green flower with a darker green promarker and the sentiment is also from the WOJ Autumn set......
Thanks for visiting

Monday, 17 August 2009

Forever Friends... My Challenge.. not a card!

Good morning! time for this weeks challenge over at Forever Friends this week it is my challenge and I challenge you not to make a card!

I decided to make a gift box
the image has been coloured with Promarkers and the papers are K and co the ribbon is so pretty but i'm running out and on to my last 6 inches aaaaargh! it was from Hobby crap! as the lovely Dawny P describes it lol!
thanks for visiting...

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Allsorts Challenge week 14 !!!!

Here we are again at Allsorts this weeks challenge has been chosen by Brenda
her theme is 'English Country Garden'

The papers i have used are a free download from Shabby Princess I just love the soft colours on this card....
as always the image is coloured with promarkers and I wrote the sentiment on my P.C
I hope you join us and wanted to say a quick thanks to everyone who played along last week we had a fab turn out and some fantastic creations.....

Friday, 14 August 2009

New Home

This is a card I made for my crafty friend Kath she has just recently moved into a new craft space so I thought I'd send her a card to commemorate her move, pop over to Kaths blog for warm crafty chatter and some truly inspiring card making
(warning you might want to get a cuppa and sit in a comfy chair).........

Enjoy your new crafty space Kath and I look forward to seeing more fantastic creations from it!!!!

Monday, 10 August 2009

Forever friends lazy summer days challenge!

Good morning , time for this weeks Forever friends challenge,

This week it is Silkes Challenge and her theme is Lazy Days of Summer..

I decided not to make a card this week but to make a picnic invitation instead ...
the papers are forever friends and I printed the text on the computer...


Sunday, 9 August 2009

Pink Petticoat Challenge ...think of summer

I made this card using my fav collection from Pink Petticoat!! (one in a melon)

The Challenge is to make a card with a summer theme ...I think the papers are very summery!!

Liz is giving away some lovely Nautical themed Ribbons to 1 lucky winner!

Saturday, 8 August 2009

Sketch Saturday....and a beautiful artist!

This is the card I have made with the sketch over at Sketch Saturday using a beautiful download from the wonderful artist Mo Manning she has the most amazing Illustrations you can purchase and they are all fantastic....

This is Claire.....isnt she just the most adorable image!!!

The papers and letter stickers are all K and co and the image is coloured with promarkers the flower was punched from scraps and the ribbon was from Hobby craft.......

Thanks for visiting.....

Allsorts week 13 Vintage and an award

This week at Allsorts it is Gro's challenge which is Vintage and her prize this week is 6 promarkers we'd love for you to pop over and join us.........

I received this lovely award from Cherry who's blog I love to visit

The terms of this particular award are:-
1. Make reference to award and publish it on your blog
2. Share 5 things you like to do
3. And share with 10 blogs
4. Inform each blog

Five Likes:
1. Being with Ian and Jack.
2. Crafting.
3. Crafting with Kirsten.
4. The East coast.
5. Shopping for craft stuff.

The ten people I would like to share this with for
being friendly, lovely and leaving such encouraging comments are:

Kirsten (Kirstens Krafty Place)

Dawn (crafty Ramblings),

Dawny P (pink Piggy),

Wendy (wendy's little blog),

(Coldwaters 2),

Jules(always with a heart),

Donna (Donnas doodles),

Heidi (the crafty goat girl),

Chris (sketching Stamper) and

Lisa (crafty Moments)

Thanks for your endless encouragement!!!!

Monday, 3 August 2009

Forever friends Challenges Stitching...

This week at Forever friends we would like you to use Stitching on your cards either real or faux..

This card in true credit crunching style was made entirely from scraps and old stash.....

Found some bottle top embelishments my lovely crafty bud Kirsten Gave me ages ago and have been at the bottom of a drawer......well rescued if I do say so myself!!

Saturday, 1 August 2009

Allsorts week 12 - Recipie challenge

This weeks Challenge over at Allsorts is from the lovely Lisa and it is a Recipie...

1 Ribbon

2 Papers

3 Flowers

I used my new Fairy Doodles Stamps and they are so cute!!There are 8 sets it was so hard to pick just one! 4 of the sets are christmas ones!! aaaargh I need them lol......

Papers and blue flower are from stash and image and red and yellow flowers coloured with Pro markers