Ok where did the week go??.....honestly i'm certain somebody has stolen a couple of days!!...but listen....can you hear it??.....thats right complete and utter silence!!.... the kids are off on a jolly with the outlaws today so ive a whole week of peace!!...think how much crafting i'll be able to get done now ..but enough of my waffle...today is my final challenge with Totally Gorjuss and the theme this week is Baby, Baby...which couldnt have been more apt as my cousin gave birth to beautiful twin girls last sunday...aahhhh....BUT!!!....how hard is it to find a twin image..i mean come on..someone if definately missing the boat out there...my Dad is a twin, one of my best friends is also a twin and now these little darlings..but could i find anything...NO!!...so ive had to be creative...hope you likey....
as you can see its an easel card
so i had to stamp the image..scan it..the flip it and put them back to back on the PC....and you all know im technophobic!!!...the sentiment was from a digi set that i got from Create With TLC ....papers are trimcraft "back to Basics"...coloured with promarkers and a bit of stardust stickles :-)
See...told you i'd be back...and this time with our second Sarah Hurley Challenge....i got to set the challenge for this week and thought id keep it nice and simple for you as i know a few peeps have found the colour challenge a little "challenging"..lol...so bearing this in mind "anything goes"..so you've simply no excuse not to join in ...remember you dont have to use any of Sarah's products to take part (though she'd love it if you did!!) and you can enter anything you like....altered items..layouts etc etc...or you can stick to cards....i also know a lot of you peeps out there like sketches so ive created my first ever one..thats right me!!..little miss technophobe!!..i can scarcely believe it my self..rofl..and it is completely optional so those that want to use it can but were just as happy if you do your own thing :-) (see were a real nice bunch!!)but enough of my waffle....heres my sketch
if both of you ladies could contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org with your addy's etc..she'll forward your prizes on :-)
now its not too late to join in our first challenge which is a colour challenge
...here's my effort ...ive used the fabby digi owls from CD 2 to craete a st of notelets :-)
remember you dont have to use any of Sarah's products to join in (though she would love it if you did)
each challenge runs for 10 days so you have until sunday to get your challenge 1 entries in.....
i will be back with tomorrow..with challenge 2 as im hosting this week it will be nice and easy - Promise!!!.. this will be my final challenge as im moving on so i sure hope you'll join me and continue to support the lovely Sarah :-)
Morning!!...time for another challenge at Passion for Promarkers....and this week our teamie Sue C..has chosen a "green" theme....as usual the rest of the DT girls have come up trumps so dont forget to leave them some love..i know its much appreciated :-)
Our sponsor this week is Pink Gem Designswho are offering one lucky winner a stamp of their choice :-)...
Sue couldnt have picked a better theme for me as green is my absolute favourite colour :-)..so heres my card
the papers are basic grey which i purchased from teamie Emma'snew online store..the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and ive added a little opal dust...and the image is the gorgeous "Sweet and Sassy" from Sugar Nellie..ive finished off the flowers with a little glossy accent...
dont forget its also not too late to try and win a full set of 40 new Aqua Markers....just check out the post here
thanks to all that took part yesterday and we hope you will all join us again today...:-)..dont forget you can also enter on each DT members blog's for a bigger chance of winning.....their details can all be found on the main challenge blog
..... today im sharing this gift bag and matching tag...papers, flowers and sentiment both from CD 2..the tag was a freebie that Sarah offered up on her main blog and you can find it here
if any one would like to purchase the CD's you will find them here
thanks again & good luck...winners will be announced tomorrow....
Morning :-)..... it's my wedding anniversary today and weve been married 14 years..aaahhhh....lol...so im hoping all my scheduled posts go to plan!!!
Today is the first day of our blog hop to celebrate the launch of Sarah Hurley'snew Challenge Blogand we would love you to join in!! :-)..all you need to do is comment on this post and put a link on your blog to the new challenge.....simples.....you can also pop on over to main BLOGfor a list of the rest of the DT..so you can increase your chance of winning!!...the Blog hop will run over 2 days and each day a random commentor will be chosen by each DT member to win one of Sarah's fabby new CD Roms
CD 1 today and CD 2 tomorrow!!
these CD's are full of backing papers, sentiments, images & embellishments
i made this tag with the polka dot paper from CD 1 and the polka dot flowers from CD 2 which i have layered up, sprayed with glimmer mist and inked with my distress inks...the leave letters are also on CD 1 :-)
theres also a DT prize for whoever recieves the most comments so i would appreciate you commenting here and spreading the word :-)
hope you will join in the fun!!and dont forget to call back tomorrow for a second chance to win
Me again....this time with my card for this weeks challenge over at Totally Gorjuss where the theme is "congratulations"...this is a card i made for DH's Auntie & Uncle...papers are Papermania, image is LOTV..ive stamped the image then used embossing powder and my heat gun...the flowers are a mix of Wild Orchid Crafts and Prima...jewels and ribbon (on the gift box) are from my stash....
thanks for stopping by and dont forget to check out my other postfor details of a new challenge blog and blog hop
well what terrible weather were having!!..but i have a little news to brighten your day..:-)...Sarah Hurley has launched a new challenge blog which starts today..hop on over to check out the details..and dont worry anyone can join in and you dont have to use any of her products....although she will be your bestest friend if you do ;-)..just make sure you follow the theme
to coincide with the launch we will also be having a blog hop this saturday and sunday and each DT member will have some fabby prizes to give away....all we ask is that you spread the word by doing a little post or linking in your sidebar...links to each DT member will be posted on saturday....i really hope everyone will join in and support Sarah with her new venture...we look forward to seeing your creations :-)
Morning!!..well first an update...i STILL have this virus!!..but the show must go on :-)...so this week at Passion For ProMarkersour fabulous teamie Michele has chosen the theme of distressing...and i must say the rest of the girls have come up trumps again..so make sure you pop on over and leave some love :-)..our sponser this week is Just Tracysand the prize is a set of Clear stamps from the Olivers Orchard Range of stamps from Buzzcraft.(SET485, Containing 14 stamps in total)!!.....now onto my creation which is a birthday card for Dan's Gram...ive used a fabby Wags n whiskers digi image from Bunny Zoescalled "Furry Friends" and its also available in rubber .....the papers are MME Oh La La for her which i got from my teamie Emma's new online storeplease pop on over and take a look round she has lots of fabby things including ProMarkers :-)
ive distressed all the papers and also used distress inks on th edges and lots of stickles!!....and of course ive coloured wuth promarkers..the flowers are from my retro flower punch.....
well i must be on the mend coz mr mojo is making a welcome return ..i finally got to try out my new pirate tilda ... which i got for my birthday back in may...and i must say i rather like her :-)...DP are K & Co...ive overstamped the bottom layer with a messy stitching stamp..then the top layer ive crinkled and run some distress inks over and round the edges.. both have had the gold stickle treatment and ive sprayed them with copper glimmer mist..i stamped tilda then masked her off so i could add the barrel...then masked them both off so i could go over everything again with the distress ink...ive used my new EK retro flower punch and added some roses from Wild orchid Crafts..and again everything got the stickle treatment :-)....the image is coloured wth ProMarkers..hope you likey :-)
another quickie from me..i still have a virus and the manflu :-(...this is a card i made for my sister to give her best friend..they both have horses so this LOTV image was just perfect :-)..papers were some mme freebies and ive coloured with Promarkers...
good morning...its time for another challenges over at Passion For ProMarkerswhere the theme of "Animals" has been chosen by our fabbie teamie..Julie ..and this week you could win a $10 voucher courtesy of Simon Says Stamp..ive used some fab mme papers (cheers Kaylou)..and of course coloured with promarkers...i hope you'll pop over and check out the rest of the fab DT work :-)
you may notice a bit of a theme with the DT cards....for anyone who's not aware the guys over at A Spoonfull Of Sugarare having a "Kickin' It for Michelle" Card Drive - one of their DT - Michelle - has had an accident which has left her with the loss of her right eye...so they are asking for people to make cards to cheer up this very brave lady or alternatively you can donate to help with the medical costs ...you can find out more details of how to get involved on their blog page....and they also have many generous sponsers (including PFP) donating an awesome amount of prizes...so please pop over and show your support...
im also entering my card over at Truly Scrumptious - who have a fabby sketch and the theme "how does your garden grow" - they also have a DT call at the moment but be quick it closes Wednesday :-)
and Papertake Weekly- where their theme is "in the garden"
Just a quick post from me as im still batteling the "man Flu"..had about 2 hrs sleep last night so im off to the DR's then bed....
this is a birthday card i made for one of my PFP teamies..happy birthday Denise :-)
hope i havnt spoiled the suprise....
i simply adore this LOTV image and its ages since i inked her up..ive coloured with promarkers and teamed her up with some SU papers...which ive distressed a little..ive also added stardust stickles to her wings and the flowers..and glossy accent to her shoes...the sentiment is from woodware
Hello crafters :-).....firstly i have the worst man flu eva!!(DH would argue)...so forgive any little spelling mistakes as im not quite "with it"....however i have managed to get a little crafting done..this is another sample i have made for Sarah Hurleywith her fabulous Woodland WhimsieCd's...which are packed full of papers, sentiments, embellishments, toppers and digi images....ive used this fabby owl digi..and coloured with ProMarkers...if your interested on how then there will be a tutorial at the end of this post ....everything is available on the CD's and she also has a couple of freebies here and here.... dont forget she's also looking for more DT Members....
im also entering my card into the following challenges
firstly ill point out that i used a different card to my usual and the Colours have bled a little although it isnt as noticeable on the finished card....
I started off using Caramel all over the wing area (i nearly always start with the lightest colour and build it up)
dont worry if it looks a little patchy as we will blend it all together later
i than used Cinnamon to start building a little more depth
then again with Cocoa
then blended by going over the whole area in small circular motions with Caramel...you can repeat the process again until you get your desired effect..remember you can use you lighter colours to "lift" some of the colour out if it seems too dark :-)
i then coloured his chest part in Sandstone..giving it a couple of coats
ill point out too that the ink is still quite wet on thse piccies and will dry to a slightly lighter colour
i repeated the same process i used for the wing areas with his head
for his feet and beak i firstly coloured with Tulip Yellow adding a little detail with Gold
i finally used the Blender Pen to draw a feather effect on his chest as this also lifts colour...
hope this was helpfull..any questions feel free to ask..
OK..so ive been really disorganised the past couple of weeks with one thing and another (i wont bore you with the details)..but it means that i rather sloppily i forgot to mention a couple of freebies that Sarah Hurleyhas posted on her blog page.... there is a fabulous dragonfly and also some polka dot tags to co-ordinate with the newly released "Woodland Whimsie" CD's..which you can now purchase here...Sarah is also looking to further expand her team and is looking for both permanent and Guest Design Team members... for more information click here
Beautiful??!!...hmmm not sure about that..i think Mr Mojo has taken a little holiday..lol...hope you've got your sunglasses!!...when i started this card it looked completely different in my head!!..ive had the DP for ages and i got the C.C. stamps for my birthday..its the first time ive inked them up and i must say im rather pleased with my attempt at masking :-)..i love the image but i think the whole card is way out of my comfort zone..as a rule i dont "do" bright colours ..im more of a shabby chic girl with more subtle colours and papers..so maybe its just because its different ?..it will probably grow on me over time....ive coloured with promarkers and used a MS border punch and a Nellies die cut to mount the sentiment..ive added some stardust stickles to her wings and the flowers for a little extra sparkle....ive also managed to fit it on quite a few challenges which ill list at the end...
morning peeps :-)..ill be quick coz im off to work..and my schedualed posts havnt worked for the past couple of weeks ...this week over at Passion for ProMarkers the lovely Emma would like you to "give us a laugh"...hop on over to see the rest of the DTs work..its sure to bring a smile to your face :-)..this weeks prize is a £10 gift certificate for The Craft Garden ...this image pretty much sums me up...lol...i lurve margaritas..only thing is i usually make a jug full.....
Ayup..well we had a fabulous time at the Beat-Herder Festival in Lancashire over the weekend...it was glorious sunshine on saturday and we had a ball...
ive never been to a festival before and the atmosphere was amazing..ill not bore you with all 250 photo's (i am trigger happy..lol)..but anyone who knows me will tell you i have a very strange sense of humour ...so ive put a few together some normal and some portraying my humour (sorry!!)
The Main Stage
Mr Motivator gives us a workout!!
the security crew join in...
the boys rocked the working mens tent ..."all we need is radio ga ga!!"
the crowd were swinging.....literally ;-) (this was passed to Dan...needless to say we didnt take up the offer!!)
me n my mister..Danny Doonican and Debbie Dooniwag :-)
the crowd eagerly awaited
and the boys took to the main stage..
the arty shot..lol
yes this really is a tent full of bongs....
and for the rest..youll either get my humour..or you wont!!