Thursday 31 October 2013

ALBC - A little bit shabby Winners!!!

Hiya everyone, 

Just a quick post from me to announce the winner of our October "A little bit shabby" challenge which has just ended.  We have 3 fab prizes up for grabs from our amazing generous sponsors as follows:-

#1 Jackie Wallace is the winner of the $10 voucher for the Octopode Factory
#2 Tracey V is the winner of 3 free digis  from Crafty Sentiments
#3 Mags is the winner of the £7.50 voucher
The Top 3 as picked by moi is:-
 Julie Reed
Jan Ltc
 and our next Guest Designer is:-
  Sandra H

Please contact me 
to claim your prizes!

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


Wednesday 30 October 2013

1st Birthday card - Dinosaur......Grrrrrr! :)

Hiya everyone, 

Would you believe my little man turns 1 today?!?  Where has the last 12 months gone?!?  Anyhoo, this is the card I made for him using the great  Nitwits "Fabusaurus" collection.  Anyone with children will know that the image is Mr Dinosaur from Peppa Pig which both him and Tayla love.  We bought Tayla a toy Mr Dinosaur to give him for his birthday so I thought I'd make the card to match.  The images that come with the kit are super cute and it was a shame not to use them though!  Gorgeous boy-ish papers too!
He is a right little cutie but then again, I am very  biased! Lol We are lucky as Tayla and Nathan get on so well together.
I hope he likes his card although it was only a quickie as I have been busy the last few weeks decorating our hall, stairs and landing!


Sunday 20 October 2013

Button it up!

Hiya everyone, 

Today's I'm sharing my Joanna Sheen challenge DT card for the new "Button it up!" challenge that's starting today.  I have used an image and papers from the new Joanna Sheen Victorian Christmas CD which you can check out here.  

This card was actually made for and published in Making Cards magazine's Christmas Special that was in collaboration with Joanna Sheen.  I think 8 of my cards were published in total which is awesome!  It's quite basic but the idea behind the magazine is that you can buy the magazine with the free images/papers and you should be able to make the majority of the projects with basic crafting supplies.  I only added card, buttons, a charm and some bakers twine.  I like the cleanness of the white space and think it looks striking with the red and blue.
Thanks for looking!


Tuesday 15 October 2013

ALBC - A little bit shabby - Midway reminder

Hellllllooooo everyone, 
It's the 15th October which means it's time for the mid-way reminder for our "A little bit shabby" challenge that runs till  28th October.  Whether it be shabby, distressed, inked, shabby chic - we don't care - feel free to share all your shabby creations with us to be in with a chance to win one of 3 prizes from our fab sponsors!
$10 voucher for the Octopode Factory
3 free digis  from Crafty Sentiments
  £7.50 voucher






To go to the original challenge post to check out more DT inspiration or to enter the challenge click here.



Hiya everyone, 

Today, I have my "A little bit crafty" DT challenge card to share with you that I made using "Annabel - the witch" digi which is from Crafty Sentiments designs which is one of our fab sponsors for the challenge.  I teamed up this little cutie with some fab Nitwit Collections papers called "Halloween hooligans" which you can check out here.  This kit is great for halloween card, invites and various other party papercrafts that you can think off - the elements are soooo cute!
FQB - Halloween Hooligans
I coloured the image in dead quickly with my promarkers as I was a little short of time but I do like to try and get a mid way reminder card done too if I get chance and like to use the sponsor images too!
Thanks for looking!

Monday 7 October 2013

Sharing some exciting news!!!

Hiya everyone, 

I have some amazing news to share with you all - I was asked a few days ago if I'd like to join the DT at Nitwit Collections so after a nanosecond consideration I said yes, after realising that I could fit in my creations around other things I already have to make. I have recently downsized a lot of my DT work as I have so much magazine work on but it was just too good an opportunity to miss!

My 1st DT card I just made is using their new "Thicket" collection which is lovely and autumnal for the changing season.  It is a lovely warm kit with some gorgeous elements including leaves, trees, an owl and this cute little squirrel.  I printed him out several times and layered him up and added to it so he was holding this little nut as I really wanted to use the sentiment "Nuts about you!"  I have no idea what I'm going to do with it but it was where my creative juices took me! lol
Thanks for looking!


Friday 4 October 2013

Wild Rose Studio - Making Cards magazine

Hiya everyone, 
I had a spare 5 minutes so I thought I'd share a card that I made for Making Cards Magazine for their June issue.  I used the Wild Rose Studio stamp "Birthday tree" and the My Mind's Eye "memorable" paperstack.  I coloured the image in with my promarkers.  I love kraft card which works really well with these papers.   This is my favourite Magnolia Doohickey swirl die and quickutz fancy corner die but I am conscious not to use too many dies as it can make projects every expensive!
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday 1 October 2013

ALBC - A little bit shabby!

Hiya everyone, 
It's the 1st October so it's time for a brand new challenge.  The theme this time is

A little bit shabby
We want to see all your creations and we will leave it up to you to interpret the theme.  It may be distressed, inky or just shabby chic - we don't mind at all as long as you have fun entering!
As usual we have some fab sponsors and some great prizes up for grabs!
$10 voucher for the Octopode Factory
3 free digis  from Crafty Sentiments
  £7.50 voucher
We have some amazing DT inspiration from my fab team - we are also lucky to be joined by the fab Mandy Chilvers as our invited Guest Designer this month

GDT Jennifer

Please add your creation blog post URL to the linky below and don't forget to add GDT to your name if you would like to be considered for being our next Guest Designer.