Monday 24 June 2013

Blog candy!!!!

Hiya everyone, 

Since I started up the A little bit crafty challenge I haven't been having candy but I managed to get my mitts on a rare Quickutz fancy photo corner die so I thought I would offer it up as a bit of sweet candy!  I already have one so I don't need another!  This is new but not in the original packaging - I use my ALL the time!

I will keep this candy open till 27th August which is my birthday and then I will draw 1 lucky winner!

There are NO rules, NO restrictions - just add your name to Mr Linky to be in with a chance!
Good luck!

Monday 17 June 2013

House Mouse & Friends - Charming!

Hiya everyone, 
Today sees a brand new challenge over at the House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge.  The theme today is "Use a charm" so I decided to use this Joanna Sheen sample I made a few weeks ago which I made using the new House Mouse triple CD rom.   It is one of the many printed toppers which I printed twice - once cut in a circle and the other I just cut round the bird.
I decided against using the matching paper for this image as I wanted to do a white-on-white card and it ended up looking like this!  It's a bit difficult to photograph but I'm pleased with how it looked in the end.
There are 2 fab prizes up for grabs:-
A £10 gift voucher from sponsor Joanna Sheen


This Wooden Stamp Turning Over A New Leaf (HMKR1045)

 I hope you join me and the rest of the DT in our new challenge!
Thanks for looking!

Saturday 15 June 2013

ALBC - Something sweet - Mid-way reminder


This is our mid-way reminder for our current "Something sweet" challenge that is on till friday 28th June.  To enter into the challenge please click on the current challenge here badge to your right.

We have some fab sponsors in place for this challenge offering some great prizes to 3, yes 3 lucky RANDOM winners so everybody that enters has just as much chance to win the prizes regardless of talent or ability.  We do however, pick a Top 3 and a Guest Designer to highlight talented or inspirational creations too so there so many reasons to enter!  
2 Wild Rose Studio stamps
7 Bugaboo digi images

£15 voucher

We have some more DT creations to share with you and do check out the others on the main challenge post too!
Thanks for looking!


Bugoboo Birthday Monster

Hiya everyone, 
Here I have a card I made with a Bugaboo image called "Birthday monster - cake" which is my DT card for my A little bit crafty challenge.  As it's the 15th it's time for our midway reminder post.  The theme for this month is "Something sweet" and I couldn't resist this little cutie.  I have been really busy of late including being published in July Making Cards magazine which hit the shops yesterday!

Anyhoo, I knocked up this CAS card up last night with my new Amy Tangerine "Sketchbook" paperstack that was a £2.99 bargain in my local TK Maxx.  The sentiment is a Penny Black stamp which was a gift off my crafty friend Elaine Rayworth.

We have some great sponsors so we have some great prizes up for grabs - Please go here to enter the challenge!
2 stamps of your choice

7 free digis
£15 voucher
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday 4 June 2013

House Mouse & Friends - Male card

Hiya everyone, 

I have a new House Mouse & Friends cards that I had all scheduled to post yesterday but just realised that I hadn't published it so it was saved so here it is a little late! Lol

The theme this time is Father's Day or just a mans card.  As usual we have some fab sponsors:-




So there are 3 fab chances to win!!!

My card has been made with the new Joanna Sheen House Mouse triple CD and was actually one of my samples for the TV launch.  It's quite plain but then again men's cards tend to be don't they?  A bit of twine and a few buttons as well as those fab papermania mini scrabble letters to spell out "You rock"

Thanks for looking!

Sunday 2 June 2013

Spots and stripes - Joanna Sheen DT card

Hiya everyone, 

Today I have to share with you my Joanna Sheen challenge DT card.  The theme this time is "Spots and stripes"  so we want to see spots or stripes or both if you fancy on your creations!

The DT were all sent the Tom Meilko project book with CD rom so this is what I made.  It is a 6x6 card using an image and matching papers from the CD.  I was going to do a decoupage one but I've been so busy that I just threw this together friday night so I just went with a topper instead.   You can (hopefully) just about see the stripy paper although it is quite pale.

I used half a doily, a bit of twine and a few charms and dew drops.  I used a bit of netting type lace in the hope that it would look a bit seasidey and I think it works! Lol.

The images lend themselves really well to the CAS style so they are great for mens cards.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday 1 June 2013

Wild Rose Studio DT card - Bella

Please scroll down for the challenge post 
click the current challenge here button 
Hiya everyone, 
After faffing so much on the ALBC challenge post it only occured to me when I got into bed that I hadn't actually scheduled my actual challenge card - only added it to the post! Oops - so here it is!  The challenge for June is "Something sweet" which means we want to see any cards that have sweets/cakes/icecream on them or just a sweet image.  It's up to you!
Our lovely sponsors this month are offering us some lovely prizes to give away to you lucky people

We have some great sponsors for this challenge so we have some great prizes to give away

2 stamps of your choice

7 free digis
£15 voucher

My card has been made with one of the  Bella stamps from Wild Rose Studio.  This one is called Bella with Teddy and I think it's very sweet indeed!  I have coloured it in with my promarkers and the papers that I used are also from Wild Rose Studio alled "Bella's Birthday"
I've not used too much stuff although it look reasonably busy.  I do love the Magnolia Doo Hickey swirl die which I used here as well as flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I also need more of those square doilies as I'm down to my last one!  I'm a bit tight though so often only use half a doily on a card like I've used here.  Also I don't like to cover up the paper too much!
I hope that you join in with my brand new challenge that has just started.  Please go to here for the actual challenge post!
Thanks for looking!


ALBC - Something sweet!

Hiya everyone, 
As we posted all our winners etc yesterday to make this post shorter we can get straight on to our brand new challenge for June which is

"Something sweet"

You can interpret this however you like; from using a sweet image or using sweet things like cakes and ice cream in your creation! 

Our lovely sponsors this month are offering us some lovely prizes to give away to you lucky people

2 stamps of your choice
7 free digis

£15 voucher

As usual we have some fab DT inspiration for you and we are lucky to have a few Guest designers for this challenge.  

There will (hopefully) always be a Guest designer that will be picked from the entries and there may also be extra Guest designers that I invite to join in with us!

Camilla GDT

Tammy GDT


We can't wait to see what you all come up with!  Please add your entries to Mr Linky below.  Please do read the few rules we have in the challenge info above.  We are happy for you to combine your entries with as many other challenges as you can find!

Happy crafting!