Monday, 25 July 2011

A Scrap Affair Blog Challenge - Polka Dots

Hello... just to say there's a fab new challenge over at A Scrap Affair blog... POLKA DOTS! Now there's an easy one for you all! The lovely Dianascarlett at A Scrap Affair has a fantastic prize up for grabs for the lucky random winner... TWO rolls of Baker's Twine and lots of tickets!!! You have one whole month to enter this challenge!

For my card I used lovely papers by Melissa Frances from A Scrap Affair online store, the flowers on the top left are stamped using an Anna Griffin clear stamp, also from A Scrap Affair online store! The sentiment is from The Creative Cottage, sadly no longer trading, and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The lovely image was kindly sent to me from Dianascarlett!

Hope you can join us, all you need is a few Polka Dots! pop over to the blog to check out all the fab DT cards, and the super prize on offer!

Shabby Sparkle at Cupcake

Hi! We have a super challenge for you over at Cupcake Craft Challenges this week, Shabby Sparkle, set by our lovely Sari! So go crazy with your sparkle but remember to shabby it all up a bit! We are sponsored by Sassy Design Studios this week, and this week is also your last chance to be eligible for our monthly prize, sponsored by Polka Doodles!

For my card I've used a pretty Anna Griffin stamp and papers, supplied by the lovely Nadia from A Scrap Affair, with an ornate corner stamp and a lovely Prima flower. The shabbiness comes in the form of tearing and distressing using Distress Inks. The sparkle is of course the gems and pearls.

Pop over to the Cupcake blog and check out all the other lovely DT creations! Thanks for popping by, back with you all very soon!

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Wish Upon a Star

Hiya peeps! Firstly apologies for my lateness in posting my DT card for Cupcake Craft Challenge this week :S Anyhow, here it is... our fab challenge has been dedicated to Poppit, who has sadly left the Cupcake Design Team... good luck hun in your endeavours! Ok, so Challenge #151 is WISH UPON A STAR... use stars on your cards/projects! Ohhh I do love me stars!

My card is made using a fun Lili of the Valley image, which I've coloured with Promarkers. The papers were a free download (from Tiddly Inks I think). I added some cute stars cut from kraft card using my Woodware star punches, a few buttons and hessian and finally an appropriate sentiment, done on the PC and printed out. The font I used was downloaded from Dafont... a fabulous site dedicated to fonts we can download... and most are FREE! I'm entering my card into a few challenges:

Sentimental Sundays - For the Man in Your Life
A Gem of a Challenge - Let's Here it for the Boys
Totally Gorjuss - All About Boys
Crafty Creations - Boyz to Men

We are sponsored this week by Emma's Craft Store, who are offering a £10 voucher to spend in the online store, and our Icing on the Cupcake monthly sponsor is Polka Doodles, who are giving away 4 scrummy stamps! Check out all the information and the other fab DT creations HERE!

I won't be about for a bit, so I'll be scheduling my posts for the next few weeks, back with you all soon! In the meantime, thanks for all your comments!

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Mid Summer Sale at A Scrap Affair

Hi there, just wanted to let you know about this...

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through July 24th.
All brands and products!

Enter coupon code "NAXIH1311803"
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Monday, 11 July 2011

Nappies and Four Legged & Furry

Funny thing happened yesterday, we (my dear o/h and me) were babysitting for our friends little baby girl, who I have to say is a real little treasure and as good as gold. Anyway, cut a long story short my o/h put the nappy on and said "there's no things at the side to attach it" so I told him maybe he'd put it on the wrong way... "no no" he replied... "the teddy is at the front"... so I looked at the nappy, yeah the teddy was at the front, but it was the back of his head... the front of his head was under the baby's bottom, at the back... so I was right, he had the nappy the wrong way around! Duh! Maybe I should buy a doll for him to practise on lol?!

Well, today at Cupcake Craft Challenges we're celebrating our 150th challenge so we've decided to let you Choose your Favourite Challenge from the last 150! The challenges have all been compiled on the Cupcake blog, so you have a look HERE! I've chosen Challenge #64 Four Legged & Furry for my card... I do love me little animals! There's a fab prize of a £10 Gift Voucher from Lili of the Valley up for grabs, and the monthly Icing on the Cupcake sponsor is Polka Doodles, who are also offering a fab prize of some stamps! Pop over to the Cupcake blog to check out the challenges and all the other fabby DT creations!

My card details:
Horse Image - L'Escargot Friends Stamp, A Scrap Affair
Colouring - Promarkers
Papers - Basic Grey
Sentiment - Stampin Up
Flowers - Nellie Snellen Punches, Craftwork Cards Card Candy
Ribbon, Charm from stash

Well that's it for today! Have a fab week!

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Puppy Dog Best Friend

Another card... the third in a week! I'm on a roll, although I don't expect the mojo to last, we'll see.

I was given some paper and stamps a while back from the lovely Nadia from A Scrap Affair Online Store, and I finally got around to using them! The stamps (boy & puppy dog) are from Prima, available from A Scrap Affair, also the yellow & kraft paper are also available from the store. A Scrap Affair is based in the United States, but they ship worldwide and have so many lovely products to choose from, including some really gorgeous papers! There's also a monthly challenge at A Scrap Affair Blog, which not a lot of people know about (so more chance to win the fabby prize)... the current challenge is Apertures (see my previous post)! We'll be starting another new challenge the last week in July! The blog also has some tutorials on it, so maybe they could help to inspire you?

Ok, here's a little close up of the image, I'm more of a cat person but this little puppy is just too cute!

I'm going to enter my card into the challenge at Passion For Promarkers - Tie a Yellow Ribbon.

Well, I hope you all have a fab weekend... the weather here doesn't look promising :(

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Oldies but Goodies!

Hello peeps! Well I've finally had time to make a card this week... and post it on my blog (that's a rare occassion at the moment). Anyway, I hadn't used my Penny Black stamps for ages so I dusted a couple off... the little bear stamp is one of the very first stamps I bought from Happy Stampers (who sadly don't trade anymore)! I bought some downloadable polka dot papers from Pink Petticoat this week (obviously because I don't have any papers so I really NEEDED them) and at 3am when I couldn't sleep I got up and made this card! I have to say I don't think my o/h was too pleased when the noise of the paper trimmer woke him up in the middle of the night :$

Have you ever thought "my card is missing something but what... it looks blank"... well that's what happened with me here... I tried buttons, ribbon more flowers but nothing looked right so I decided to doodle and I have to say I kinda like the effect, maybe I'll be doing more doodling in the future! Anyway I'm entering my card for a couple of challenges...

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Desert Island Stamps (I really love this bear stamp)
Allsorts Challenge - Free & Easy
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - Seeing Double (two doodles)

Stamps - Arrangement! and You are kind (both Penny Black)
Colouring - Letraset Promarkers
Flowers - Nellie Snellen Punches & Craftwork Cards Card Candy
Papers - Pink Petticoat
Pearl & Liquid Pearls

Ok that's it for today... thanks for popping by!

Monday, 4 July 2011

Single Layer Cards

Good morning blogging friends! Can you all believe we're into July already?! Doesn't the time fly! Here in France the school holidays have begun, and in the UK there's not much left of this school year either! Remember when you were a kid and you just longed for those 6 weeks summer holidays!? Oh to be back at school (I don't recall saying that when I was young lol)!

Anyway, it's Monday and school or not, we have another Cupcake Craft Challenge for you! This time the lovely Rachel has chosen SINGLE LAYER CARDS for us this week! So NO multiple layering etc on this one!

My baby card is a teeny tiny one (4"x 4" square)... I used this cute baby stamp from Lili of the Valley, coloured with Promarkers. The sentiment stamp is from Artemio. I finally added the ribbon, button and pearls... sorry I couldn't help it! I haven't entered any challenges for a while so thought I'd enter this cutie into the following challenges:
Stampin' For the Weekend - My Favourite Things (LOTV Stamps, Promarkers, Ribbon, Buttons & Babies)!

Right there are some fabby prizes up for grabs... this week's sponsor is Simon Says Stamp who are giving away a $20 gift voucher to one lucky winner. Then of course we have out Icing on the Cupcake monthly sponsor, and for July we're joined by Polka Doodles who are generously offering 4 Christmas themed stamps to this month's random winner! I told you the prizes were fab! And if you're wanting any help with ideas and inspiration, the Cupcake girls have created some great single layer lovelies for you, pop over to the Cupcake blog and say hi!