Saturday 5 February 2011

New Releases, Free Sentiment & Free Digi at DWA!

Stop Press!!!! Just had to stop by to let you know that the new Tweens With Attitude! are now in store! Make sure you don't miss out on this weeks Free Sentiment & the Monthly Freebie!
Here she is with the other latest Tweens on the blog!!!
Giving Tween!
Prom Tween!

And, the one you've all been waiting for
Valentine Tween!!!! 
I do hope you're all having a fab Saturday & enjoy the rest of your weekend! 
Happy Crafting!!!

Friday 4 February 2011

Sweet Valentine!

Here I am again with this weeks DT Card for
Digi's With Attitude! Challenge #16!
This weeks Challenge is a colour challenge!
"Use Red & White OR Pink & White!"

What else could I do but make a Valentine card considering the colours in the challenge & the time of year! 
My dearly beloved might be lucky & get two cards this year!
On second thoughts, I might send one to myself!!!
It'll most likely be the only one I get!!! lol
The lovely image I used was the newsest "Tween" on the blog! She's none other than "Valentine Tween" & she soon to join all the other cute "Tweens With 'Tude" over in the Digi's With Attitude Store! Watch this space!
Don't forget there will soon be a new freebie in store too!
For the design of my card I followed the fab Saturday Sketch from Sweet Stampin
The DPs are from the "5 Valentine Rose Backing Papers " set over at Cardmaking Downloads 
I punched both edges of the large heart paper to give it the scalloped effect!
As you can see I opted for Red & White! I cheated a bit with a little Pink & Green but I think I'll get away with that!

I coloured the image with my Promarkers & I used a white gel pen to highlight areas on the hearts & on her shoes.I used the blender pen on the flowers & on the bench to give them the pinky tinge! I cut the image
 & matt out with my nesties!

The sentiment I used was simply a peel off coloured with the same promarker as the hearts & the dress & I cut the corners with a corner punch, just to give it a bit of shape!

The little hearts are brads, my great little bargain find on my recent visit to the Hobbycrafts 70% off sale!
Thanks sooo much for stopping by! I do hope you'll find the time to join us in the Challenge! I'm sure you're all making at least one project using Red & White or Pink & White!
Don't forget to check out the other DT members cards at Digi's With Attitude! Challenge Blog

I would like to enter this card in the following Challenges
Sweet Stampin Sketch (Saturdays)
I Did It Creations #40 Red (Sundays)
Simply Create #36 Give Your Heart Away (until Feb 11th)
2 Sisters # 24 Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Do You Stack Up#5  Red Hot
Penny's Paper Crafty Hearts a Flutter (Wed)
By the Cute & Girly Red + Another Colour (Tues)
AIFactory Pink & Red (Thur)
CCEE Use Your Punches (Thur)
Crafty Purple Frog Romance (Thur)
Digi Doodles Best Shop (Thur)
Guylou's Inimitablity DigiStamps Hearts (Thur)
Moving Along With The Times Red (Thur)
Paper Crafting Journey Love Is In The Air (Thur)
Sassy Studio Design Love Is In The Air (Thur)
Mygrafico Anything Goes (Monthly)
Crafts And Me Red (Wed)
Creative Craft World Love (Wed)
Scrapbook Sisters Red, Red, Red (Wed)
Simon Says Stamp Love Is In The Air (Wed)
Flourishes Challenge Timeless Tuesdays (Tue)
Stamping Vacation Pick Three
(Monthly border punch, heart,, black around eyes)
Tip Top Tuesday Anything Girly (Tue)
Tuesday Taggers Feel The Lurvvvveeeeee (Tue)
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Love Is In The Air (Mon)
KB Cute Monday Use Hearts (Mon)
Lexi's Creation Challenge (Mon)
OLLCB 3 Of A Kind (Mon Hearts in hair)
Paper Playtime Anything Goes With Digi (Mon)
Simon Says Stamp & Show Some Love (Mon)
Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central (Mon)
IDIC Red (Sun)
Mark's Finest Papers (Sat)
SSDS Get Punchy (Sat)
Craftmad Fairy Digi Days Romance

Thursday 3 February 2011

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Gong Hay Fat Choi
Gung hei Fat Choi
Gung Hay Fat Choy to you all!
However you say it!!!
Chinese New Year February 3, 2011

The Rabbit

The Metal Rabbit, or white rabbit as it can also be called, is known for its refined, sensitive and gentle demeanor. Their own space is important for them. They can be quite clever when negotiating and working with others and also show a driven, ambitious nature. They give it all they've got and put their heart and soul into anything they've committed to, both in their business and personal lives. They can be very artistic. Although they might not be outwardly affectionate, they can make very intense lovers. Their determination, focus and a wry sense of humor make them popular. They can be extremely sensitive, and are often able to use that sensitivity to see beyond the surface. They make good friends and great partners in relationships.

I made a card as I always do for the family who run our local Chinese takeaway!

I cut out the image & a slightly bigger matt in red linen card using the old faithful nesties on the Big Shot!
With the rest of the red card I created an easel base. I matted the computer generated greeting on to the same red card & attached for the stop, with foam tape for a bit of height!
I added some detail with a few gold peel offs & that was pretty much it!
As I always do I ran it by my dearly beloved for a quality control check! At that point he asked if  it was for the girl who works in his office & who kindly looks after our cat when we go on holiday!
Eeeeek!! I didn't even think!!!
Now I feel terribly guilty so dash around getting some other bits to make her card!!!
Luckily I had printed off two images so that was simple enough!
I had this lovely oriental paper, which I think my mum gave me ages ago! I didn't want to put it on the card for the takeaway as I'm sure I've used it before so I used it for this one!
I didn't have a printed out sentiment as such but I had previously created a paper with "Gung Hay Fat Choy!" all over it. So I added a small section inside the folded bit of the easel & hey presto!!
Thanks for stopping by for a peek!
Update, came across a challenge for this card at
Rainbow Lady's Challenge Blog Chinese New Year
Sentimental Sundays Chinese New Year
Daring Cardmakers  The Year of the Rabbit

Wednesday 2 February 2011

Monkey Business

Evening everyone! I've been having a play! I've made a card for my Brother's Birthday next week! He loves bright colours so this is what I came up with for him!

The image is Mikey Monkey from  Digi's With Attitude! I bought him ages ago & have used him a few times! I just love his cheeky little face!

I coloured him up with Promarkers & cut him out with the nesties on the Big Shot! The papers are from the Some Bunny collection over at Scrapbookingmad.I came across these when I was looking for something else, I think the colours are just fantastic! I followed the February sketch from Dude Time Doodles and matted everything on to bright orange lightweight card. The computer generated sentiments were attached with foam pads as was the image.
The buttons were from a Christmas set of Snowman button brads! I just love that fabric!
I hope you like it!
Thanks for stopping by!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges
Incy Wincy Designs#79 Monkeyin' Around
Dude Time Doodles February Sketch
The Crafty Pad #106  Something for the men
Do You Stack Up #4 Patterned paper
I love Promarkers  Anything goes
The Pixie Cottage Sketch & or Buttons (Buttons)

Tuesday 1 February 2011

Woo Hoo! I've Won Candy!

Just got an email from the Glitterfairy to say I've won her Candy Giveaway! Whoop Whoop! Thank you very much! I'll look forward to playing with my new goodies!

This Candy was to celebrate the birth of her new baby!
Pop on over to her blog & you can read all about little Liam, the new addition to her family!

ATCs For Ali's ATC Swap Stop

Hi all, just stopped by to share some ATC's with you!
These are for the December/ January swap over at
The Theme this month was Mystical/Fantasy!
To me there's nothing more mystical than some lovely little fairies!

These are my little lovelies! I used a variety of different coloured Moondust card, which I embossed using different Cuttlebug embossing folders in the Big shot!
I punched the edges of some super smooth paper, went round the edges with  promarkers & then my quickie glue pen! I then gave them a dusting of Diamond Sparkles!
I added different ribbons from my stash, then added the fairies (which were stickers from my stash, stuck onto cardstock & then cut out)!
To finish them off I added a few gems or pearls et voila!
Just excitedly waiting for the returns to come back now!
Thanks for stopping by! I'll be back to share something else soon!