Saturday 31 August 2013

ALBC - Summer sun - Winners!

Hellllooo everyone!

So many fab, fab, FAB entries into our "Summer sun" challenge and this is just our quick post to announce the winners of that challenge and our lucky Guest designer

We had 3 amazing sponsors so had some great prizes up for grabs!
Bettina is the winner of $20 voucher
Elizabeth H is the winner of £10 voucher
  Joanne is the winner of £15 voucher 
Congratulations to you all!!! Please snatch our winner blinkie off the sidebar and contact me at to claim your prizes!!!
It was so difficult to pick a Top 3 but here are ones that really caught my eye!
Our next Guest Designer as picked by moi is:-

Don't forget to check back tomorrow for our brand new challenge!



Wednesday 28 August 2013

Birthday Blog Candy winner!

Hiya everyone, 
I hope you're all ok.  I've been a little absent of late as I've been so busy crafting but unfortunately not stuff I can share with you yet!  It was my birthday yesterday so I thought I would draw the winner for my Birthday Blog Candy which was this brand new RARE Quickutz fancy corner die.

Without further ado the very lucky winner of this rare die is:-

Congratulations Kelly!!! - Please e-mail me on to claim your prize!

We have a brand new challenge starting on Sunday 1st September so don't forget to check back!

Thanks for looking!


Sunday 25 August 2013

Pretty in pink!

Hiya everyone, 

As you probably already know how much I love House Mouse you will know how thrilled I was to have some of my cards made using the fab triple House Mouse CD rom from Joanna Sheen in the latest issue (Sept) of Making cards magazine!!!
They are very bright and summery although I made them a few months back.  For the last few weeks I've been making Christmas cards which has been no fun especially in the heatwave! Lol

Anyhoo, going back to my challenge card for the Joanna Sheen challenge blog which is a basic easel made using an image and papers again off the triple HM CD rom.  It really is jam-packed full of toppers/decoupage/digi stamps etc - check it out here!  The theme is Pretty in Pink so we want to see all your pink creations!

It's all pretty basic stuff but it shows off the image, papers and the matching sentiment off the CD well.  I actually  made it for Joanna for the launch on Create and Craft TV of the CD a few weeks back.  I hadn't made an easel card for a while so it made a nice change!
I hope that you join in with the new challenge that you can find here!  

Thanks for looking!

Thursday 15 August 2013

ALBC - Summer Sun - Midway reminder

Hiya everyone, 

This is just our normal mid way reminder post as we are half way through the month which means there's still plenty of time to enter our "Summer Sun" challenge.  

We have 3 amazing sponsors so have some great prizes up for grabs!
$20 voucher
£10 voucher
 £15 voucher 

We have some extra DT inspiration for you and there's plenty more on the main challenge post.  To check out the other DT work or to enter the challenge then you can find the original post here.



Paula (me)
I hope that you find the time to enter!

Wild Rose Studio DT sample

Hiya everyone, 

I have an exciting day planned as the hubby and I are taking Tayla to the Trafford Centre to watch "In the night garden - LIVE" so we're going to have some alone time with her.  Nathan is at his nannas as he's a bit too young to appreciate it yet.  The bringing him back and we're all going out for tea so hopefully it'll be a great day.

I have a Wild Rose Studio sample that I made a few weeks back.  These are from the new Blackberry Lane Summer collection.  This image is called "Emily with dandelion" and is ever so cute.   I coloured the image in with my promarkers and used the new Wild Rose Studio matching Blackberry Lane papers too.  I decided to go with yellow as I've been so busy making Christmas stuff recently that I just fancied something different!  The sentiment is also from Wild Rose studio too!    

It's not anything overly special as it was just one of a few quick and easy cards as I felt bad I'd not made samples to send it to Dulcie and Matthew since the trade show.  I decided to use this card as the card for my own "A little bit crafty" challenge as the theme is "Summer Sun" - there are some fab sponsor prizes up for grabs - to go to the original challenge post you can click on the "Current challenge here" badge to the top right!
Thanks for looking!

Monday 12 August 2013

Something a little different!

Hiya everyone, 

I have something a little different to share with you today - a chunky ATC!  I spent a rather fabulous crafty day with Trish Latimer a few weeks back and I made a couple of things that I'd never normally get chance to do.  I've never made a chunky ATC before so I decided on orange as it's nice and bright and I love the fab Octopode Factory stamp!  I used a variety of different bits and bobs making this and even made my own feet from coconut beads! 
I have so much normal DT work on the go that I don't often get chance to just have a play so I had a really great day!  This has even been showcased today on the Craft Stamper blog here.
Thanks for looking!


Tuesday 6 August 2013

House Mouse Promarker tutorial

Hiya everyone, 
Just a quick post to let you all know that I did a House Mouse promarker tutorial for the Joanna Sheen Challenge blog with clear step-by-step instructions and piccies of how I colour in my little mice.  I'm not an expert but I hope that you may find it useful!
You will find my tutorial here.
Thanks for looking!

Thursday 1 August 2013

Summer Sun - Paper Shelter

Hiya everyone, 
This is my DT card for my own "A little bit crafty" challenge which started today. I just realised that after all my faffing I forgot to actually blog my card! Oops!  It's a Paper Shelter image called "Summer Holidays" and I used the pre-coloured version as I wanted to layer up my image.  The papers are from my Prima "Sunny Days" paperstack which nice and summery but not too bright.  

I have used my "Wish you were here" cat's life press stamp and my whimsy ticket stamps/dies.  The swirl is my favourite magnolia doohickey die called "Heart swirl branch" that I use a lot!

If you want to join in with the summer challenge here - don't forget that it is an all crafts challenge so anything will be considered as long as it fits the summery theme!  On the 15th of August me and the DT will share some more summery makes with you on our mid-way reminder.
We have some fab sponsors for this challenge so we have 3 great prizes up for grabs!!!

$20 voucher
£10 voucher
 £15 voucher 
I hope you like my summery card and that you go to check out the other fab DT cards!
Thanks for looking!

ALBC - Summer sun


It's the 1st August which means we have a brand new challenge for you.  The theme this time is

Summer sun

That means we want to see all your summery creations.

We have some great sponsors so we have 3 fab prizes up for grabs to 3 random winners!

$20 voucher
£10 voucher
 £15 voucher

As usual we have some great DT inspiration for you all!!!

  Elaine GDT 
 Marcea GDT
Click here to visit Marcea's crafty selling FB page

Add your entries to the Linky tool below.  Please add the URL of your post rather than your entire blog so we can share some love with you.  If you would like to be considered for a Guest designer position the please pop GDT next to your name!
Thanks for looking!