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Friday, 6 July 2012

Announcing The Winner!

Hi bloggers!
Sorry it's been a bit quiet round these her parts!
I've been a bit under the weather but I'm hopefully turning the corner now &  feeling a little bit better!
Anyhoo! It's time to announce the lucky winner of the blog candy I offered for 
The winner was chosen by my friend Random.org

As you can see, the number is
18!
Email me with your snail mail addy Helen
 & I'll get your little candy in the post!
Sorry I don't have a prize for you all but I do truly appreciate
all the lovely comments you leave on my blog!
Keep popping back as it's my blogoversary soon & I'll be 
offering another little candy then!

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Fun In The Sun!

Morning Lovely Bloggers!
It's Wednesday & time for the latest challenge at 
 where the theme is "Fun In The Sun!"
here's my card!
I've used the lovely Fanny Beach image with
a cropped down, Downtown Delmar Disco!
I added the thought bubble & sentiment in my graphics programme.
The Design Paper was a freebie from Jak Heath
I used it to paper piece her bikini & hairband,  
then added some shading with promarkers!
I'm not convinced Fanny is having as much fun as she should be!
She's on holiday far across the sea, celebrating Independence day
with her mates in Dudeville Hollow, just a short couple of weeks
 after celebrating her first Wedding Anniversary with 
Delmar & she's missing him terribly!
This time last year they were still on Honeymoon!
So she's sending him this little "Wish You Were Here" card!
As you can see from the inside I've used a green square card blank base!
I added a matt of yellow paper then the Design Paper. 
A panel with the DP again & some ribbon & buttons from my stash!
Found some little fish bone charms in my stash so I added them too!
Do stop by & check out the other awesome DT projects
you won't be disappointed I'm sure!
I hope you find the time to play along too!
I's like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments Summertime
Clear It Out Anything Goes & Use Something Yellow
Deep Ocean Challenge A Sea Of Love
Flourishes Summer
Oldie But A Goodie Challenge Summer Holidays (Ribbon, Buttons& Fish bones)
Tuesday Throwdown Summertime
Craft Your Passion Chillin' & Grillin'
Cupcake Crafts Challenge Bright As A Button
House Of Gilli Vacation
Lexi's Creations At The Beach
My Grafico  Bright Summer Colours
Paper Pretties Summer Fun
Squigglefly Summer Colour (Yellow like the sun)
The Corrosive Challenge Summertime Girls
Pan Pastel UK Use A Digi

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

New Release Images & A Chance to win!

Good morning lovely bloggers!
Today is July New Release Day over at 
There's a whole new family of images papers & sentiments on release!
You could be in with a chance to win the entire set!
Read on!
The ladies of the DT have been having a play, hoping
 to give you some inspiration & let you see how these new images might be used!
Here's what I made!

I have to confess this didn't quite work out the way I planned!
I came down with a yukky cold & Mr Mojo scarpered!
It's actually a stepper card base!
The design paper is from the matching set & is printed directly on to 
the card base then I inked the edges.
The image I have used is Moorag with friends. I printed it out twice.
The images were coloured with a combination of Flexmarkers & Promarkers.
I then matted them on to some green cardstock, added a border of grass 
which was die cut using a Marianne Creatables die.
I added some little punched daisies which I embossed for a bit of dimension 
& added little yellow gems to the centres.
Lol! My original plan was for the sides of the card to look like 
gate pillars, then add the sentiment like a sign over them!
It doesn't quite look like I saw it in my minds eye!
I then added the ribbon & daisy bunting with a bell either side 
just to finish it off!

I decorated the rear of the card with a little panel to write on!
Don't forget to stop by the store & check them out.
& check out the other very talented DT creations & how you can have 
not just one but two chances of winning this set!
Challenges I'd like to enter this card in:
Paperminutes Stair Step Cards
Jacksons Digital Expressions Anything Goes- A Rose with any other name- Daisies
LEJ Designs Fabulous Flowers
Clear It Out Use Something Yellow (Gems)
Creative Craft Challenges Tweet Tweet (Birds On Cows Backs)
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Girls Girls Girls
Pan Pastel UK Use A Digi
CRAFT Challenge  Feathers/Birds
I Love Promarkers Anything Goes

Sunday, 1 July 2012

My Lovely Friends!

I'm a few minutes ahead of time as I have stuff to do!
***The Hop Starts @ 9.00am***
Good morning bloggers & welcome to the first ever 

Crafting Cafe Blog Hop!
The Crafting Cafe is a friendly group of crafters over on 
facebook who share their crafting journey together.
Feel free to pop over & join us if you'd like to! 
No need to be shy we are a very friendly bunch!
Click on the badge to go there!
Feel free to take the badge for your blog too!
If you started at the beginning of the hop, you'll have made
it over here from the lovely Emma's blog.
If you've just stopped by & found out about the hop,
pop on over to the lovely & very talented Nikki's blog.
That's where the hop begins!
You won't want to miss out any of the amazing creations along the way!
Being such a friendly group, what other than
"Friendship"
could possibly be the theme of the hop!
Here's my card!
I made a simple little A6 Gatefold card
The image I have used is Shelley Sheep & Twitter, a digi stamp
from The Crafty Pad Designs.
I have coloured it up using flexmarkers & promarkers
then added some Woodware Fluffy Stuff
which you heat emboss to puff it up!
The sentiment is part of the image but I cut it off & made two little panels
I think you'll agree the image & sentiment are simply perfect for the theme!
The card was made using mainly scraps.
My design paper was a single 6x6 sheet which was part of a 
candy I won ages ago & I'm sorry but I have 
no idea where it's from! I really wish I did as I love it!
The ribbon & pearls were from my stash!
I like to decorate the inside of my cards a little just to balance things!
As I was using up some scraps, the lilac card on the inside
is a different texture to the one on the outside.
To celebrate the hop & as I have made so many friends through blogging
as well as in the facebook group, I would like to offer a little surprise candy to
one lucky commenter. Not sure how I'll pick just yet but
I will announce the winner on Friday 6th July!
Make sure you stop back to check if you're the lucky winner.
So, the time has come for you to hop on!
Sorry if I've bored you! lol
The next stop is the lovely Lisa
I'm sure you'll find something awesome waiting there for you!

xx Happy Hopping xx

I'd like to enter this little card in the following challenges:
ATCs & Cards With Attitude Anything Goes
Delicious Doodles  1,2,3 recipe (1 ribbon, 2 sentiment panels, 3Pearls)
Fussy & Fancy Friday Challenge Fancy Folds
Poodles Parlour Cute and/or Cuddly
C.R.A.F.T. Feathers/Birds (Twitter
Crafty Ribbons Clean & Simple
Whimsy Inspiration Anything But A Square
Craft Room Challenge Friendship
Crazy Amigo Challenge  Scrap Card
Creative Card Crew Easy as 1,2,3 (1 ribbon, 2 sentiment panels, 3 Pearls)
Digital Tuesday Amazing Animals
Craft Your Passion  Things With Wings
Cupcake Craft Challenges Birds Of A Feather
Fashionista Challenge Winged things
Whoopsi Daisy Things With Wings