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Saturday, 22 January 2011

No Card, It's An ATC!

***Edited 18/06/2015**
Firstly can I say Hello to my latest follower, Denise *Big wave* Nice to see you!

Todays post is an ATC! I had to share as I thought she was soooo cute! I smile everytime I see her!
Here she is!
I'm sure she was a free image but once again I can't for the life of me remember where I got her! If anyone can enlighten me I'd be most greatful so I can link back to her creator!
***I have finally found out where this little sweetie came from!!!***
Her name is Dierdre the flower fairy & you can find her here!
I coloured her with promarkers, ran round the edge with a promarker then a quickie glue pen & added some diamond sparkles. I puched the corners, matted her onto some green pearlised card which I had run through my Big Shot in a Cuttlebug embossing folder. I then added a bit of ribbon and a few heart shaped gems.

As a finishing touch, I added this ribbon rose which I thought was sweet!
(This was a RAK that I made for my friend Ali over at Ali's ATC Swap Stop. The theme this month is Magical/Fantasy & if you want to join in you still have time! ATCs are due in by the end of the month. Pop on over to her blog for details!)
I do hope you like her! Enjoy the rest of your Saturday!


I have entered her in the challenge at
For Fun Challenges Glitter
Glitterbabe's Challenge Anything Goes With Sparkle
CES Challenges Angels or Fairies
AiFactory Anything Goes

Friday, 21 January 2011

Take A Break!

Well it's that time of the week again so take a break, get a cuppa & put your feet up!
Meet Kit Kat!
This is my DT card for Challenge #14 over at Digi's With Attitude! where the theme is  How do YOU do it?
Show us how YOU make RAIN DROPS!
Please pop over & join us if you can!

Each winner, one for every 25 entries, will win a $10 Digi's With Attitude! Gift Certificate!

You can find Kit Kat here at the Digi's With Attitude! store.























Now, I had lots of ideas on this one, gemstones, glitter, liquid pearls, cut out paper shapes.........the list was endless but I decided to go with these little heart shape sequin type confetti as it mirrored the shape of the  bottom of the umbrella!
I coloured the image with????  Yep, my promarkers and I used the blender pen to give him that washed out look! Next, I simply cut the corners with a corner punch and matted onto some lightweight card. I did the same with two panels of Designer Paper, I thought the paper was a bit like a rainbow with all the colours! Sorry, I can't tell you what the paper is as it was part of the candy I won from Maria over at Inkymitts! If you haven't already done so, you should check out her awesome blog!
I do sooo love these candy giveaways! Thank you Maria, perhaps you can, once again, enlighten us on the origin of the paper!
I also added a bit of knotted ribbon from my recycled ribbon stash. (The stuff you cut off your clothes!)
Next I added the computer generated sentiment which I again matted onto the same card.

For some reason, not sure why! I wanted to make this cat talk with an accent! Lol!
The sentiment was attached with foam pads for dimension.


Finally I added the flower which was cut out from the same paper, using a Tim Holtz Alterations Bigz die on my Big Shot.
I inked the edges with distress inks, used a large embossing tool on the petals to give them dimesion, then layered & fixed with a brad.
I added a couple of fern leaves punched out with my new Woodware Punch and attached with a foam pad.
I hope you like him! Thanks for stopping by!


I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges!
Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge #43 Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers # 49Keep It Sweet & Simple
Stamp Something Challenge Cute Somethings
Penny's Paper-Crafty # 45 Anything Goes
Karber Weekly Challenge #21  Ribbon
Fab and Funky Challenge #56 Animal Magic
Marks Finest Papers Challenge Use Hearts
Pear Tree Designs Challenge # 32Anything Goes
The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenges #5 Use An Animal
Totally Papercrafts Challenge #50 Add a Heart
Bee Crafty's Card Challenge #12 Ray of Sunshine My Rainbow Colours Paper

Thursday, 20 January 2011

New Challenge Blog & Candy Giveaway

Craftmad Fairy AKA Jenni is launching a new Challenge blog on 4th Feb & she's offering up this yummy candy!

In addition to this candy Jenni is also giving away a set of her new love related digi stamps! Just in time for valentines day! She's keen for eveyone to spread the word so make sure you pop over, become a follower & join in! Good Luck with your new venture Jenni!

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Competition Reminder!

Hi all, just a quick reminder about the December/January Competition over at Craftystash!


Here's what Debbie Lauder, site owner has to say!

"There's still time to enter our newest competition. Simply upload your favourite project of 2010 to our Competition gallery before January 31st to be entered into our draw.


The projects DO NOT need to be made with my designs, all designs/designers are accepted (please note the normal rules to uploading images - no profanities, nudity etc., - thank you).


You could win up to £20 combined value of store vouchers for Craftystash and the wonderful Card Making Downloads, PLUS great prizes for 2nd and 3rd names drawn too.


For more information click here We hope you can join us this month and look forward to seeing your favourite creation of 2010."
I do hope you'll join in!
See you there!

Sunday, 16 January 2011

AmyJo's Candy

This evening I've been doing a bit of bloghopping & I came across AmyJo's blog!

She's offering up some candy when she reaches 75 followers! She's getting there but needs just a few more.
AmyJo is just 31 & suffers from Fibromyalgia. Her crafting is what keeps her going!
Please pop on over to her blog, become a follower & leave a comment for a chance to win her candy! Please say I sent you when you leave a comment!

Little Claire's Candy & New Monthly Challenge




















Little Claire is offering up some candy to Celebrate the Launch of the New Monthly Challenge on Saturday 5th Feb. Pop on over & sign up for a chance to win this great sweet stuff!
You might want to join in the challenges too!