Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Do You Want to be in a Fab Design Team?

Hi! I just wanted to let you know about a Design Team Call that Nadia from A Scrap Affair Blog is running at the moment, here's what she has to say:

We want YOU!

If you speak english, and would like to join my DT, It would be a dream for me to have you.
You'll have to do 1 card a month + 1 or 2 tutorials of your choice in 6 months.I will send you whatever I can, from my little start up store. 10% if you purchase scrap items from my store, and an honor to be a designer.

To qualify, please post 2 links to 2 cards, one could be an old one (maybe your favorite!) And one made specially for this post.
I will accept cards of any kind, BUT! It would have to be colored images. ( Penny Black, House Mouse, Whiff of Joy, Magnolia, Kraftin Kimmie, etc....)
You will have until November 16 to post your work, then I will choose 3 persons, which coloring job will impress me, and I will announce winners for our new Design Team members on November the 20th.
Good luck to everyone!

Your entries need to be posted on a Scrap Affair Blog - Click on the WE WANT YOU link... Good Luck!

Monday, 29 August 2011

This Is Why We Hoard Things...

I'm not a hoarder, or not anymore anyway. I have to admit though, my hubby often says "why are you keeping that stuff?" Well here's why... so I can alter it and make it into something beautiful and personal. So it's lucky I kept an old perfume box, as this week's challenge at Cupcake Craft Challenges is to do just that... ALTER IT! I have to admit, when I saw this challenge that my talented DT buddy Denise had chosen, I wasn't sure what I'd do... until I remembered the little box I'd kept... so after I'd added the pretty Melissa Frances paper (from A Scrap Affair Online Store), some pretty flowers (from Wild Orchid Crafts), lovely sentiment stamp (Paper Make Up Stamps), Crackle Glaze and a few pearls & a charm the box was transformed! I'd like to give it to my friend, but I haven't figured out what to put in it yet? Any ideas?

Here's a photo of the back, showing some doodles I did with liquid pearls...

And the top of the box, where I added glitter to the flowers...

And finally the box in it's original state...

This week our sponsor is Pink Gem Designs who are offering 4 Digi Stamps to the lucky winner! Also at the Cupcake blog you'll find some great examples of how my other DT buddies have ALTERED IT, as well as this month's sponsors (Crafts U Love, Mo's Digital Pencil and Sew Sweet)!

Ok that's it from me for today, and if you really want to be challenged then start altering! Thanks for popping by!

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Thunder & Lightning

Good morning! Firstly I must apologise for the lateness of my post, I was supposed to share my card with you yesterday for the new Cupcake Craft Challenge, but my old pals Thunder & Lightning just weren't having any of it! I have to say I kinda like stormy weather, but mainly when I'm nice and safe indoors! Yesterday I got stuck out in it and got drenched, typical!!!

Well, here's my card for the new challenge, better late than never! Donna has chosen GIFT CARD as our theme this week! I've kept my card fairly C & S as there's no patterned paper on it, just the doodles that I did with a white gel pen. The pocket is cut out from card which I coloured with my Denim Blue Promarker, and the stitching is added with my gel pen again. Fairly simple really.

There are some lovely examples from my DT buddies over at the Cupcake blog, so please head over there and if you have time leave a little comment, even us DT members love to receive comments! Speaking of comments, I have to say thank you to all the people that left lovely comments on my Dino card last week, it's ages since I've had so many comments! Also at the Cupcake blog you'll find details of the fab sponsors for this week's challenge (Bugaboo Stamps), as well as this month's sponsors (Crafts U Love, Mo's Digital Pencil and Sew Sweet)!

A Scrap Affair Sketch Challenge

Hi! Just to let you all know about a new challenge over at A Scrap Affair! It's a sketch challenge, hope you can play along! I'll be back soon with my interpretation of this sketch, but pop over to The Scrap Affair blog to see the other DT cards, and details of the fab prize!

Monday, 15 August 2011

Happy 3rd Birthday Cupcake!

This week at Cupcake Craft Challenges we're celebrating our 3rd Birthday!!! Yep, Cupcake has been going for three years now! Although I haven't been on the DT since the beginning, I definately joined in the challenges in the early days! So to celebrate our Birthday, we're having a sketch challenge (by the fabby Faye) AND a treasure hunt! There are three lots of treasure hidden on the DT blogs, where you must leave a comment, but you must also join in with our sketch challenge to be able to win either the weekly prize or the treasure!

For my card I've used a cute dinosaur image from Digi Stamp Boutique, coloured with Promarkers. The papers are Basic Grey Archaic. Text done on pc and to finish a few pearls and buttons. If you want to see the actual sketch I've based my card on then check out the Cupcake blog! I'm entering my card for the following challenges:

A Spoonfull of Sugar - Happy Birthday

Now seeing as it's our Birthday, there are LOADS of surprises on offer this week from our generous sponsors who include: Crafty Emma's Store, Cupcake Cards and Crafts, Digi's with attitude, Inky Impressions, The Stamping Boutique and Tickled Pink Stamps! We also have our three monthly sponsors, Crafts U Love, Mo's Digital Pencil and Sew Sweet! Phew!

To be in with a chance to win one of the fab prizes, and to be inspired by the other DT girls, pop over to Cupcake! Thanks for dropping by today!

Monday, 8 August 2011

Sew Mad at Cupcake!

Hi peeps! Well I'm back from me jolies, I had a fabby time in Scotland and the weather was lovely! But the mosquitoes were a real pain in the derriere!!! Have to say, I did miss my crafting though!

This week at Cupcake Jane has chosen 'Sew Mad' for our challenge theme, so we'd like to see stitching on your cards... real or faux! I've gone for the easy option and used some paper with pretend stitches!!! The little image is a Heather Ellis, so cute, coloured with Promarkers! It's a very C&S card from me this week!

Our sponsor this week is Paper Pretties, who are giving away a super cute stamp. Don't forget we have 3 monthly sponsors, Crafts U Love, Mo's Digital Pencil and Sew Sweet, check it out at the Cupcake blog HERE! Also the other DT girls have done some fab projects for you to take a peek at!

Monday, 1 August 2011

How Old?

Hello!!! Well this will be my last scheduled post so I hope it's worked! I'll be back with you all later this week so I'll have a little wander around Blogland to visit you all! This week at Cupcake Craft Challenges it's my turn to choose our challenge theme... I've gone with HOW OLD?... basically any special birthdays i.e. 16th, 18th, 21st, 30th, 40th... you get the drift by now I'm sure!

Recently my very good friend Tracy asked me to do a card for her daughter, I'm sure she won't mind me sharing it with you all, it's an easel card with a gothic theme. Here's a close up of the cute and quirky Kraftin' Kimmie image I used called Perfect Poison...

I coloured this cutie with Promarkers then distressed the edges with Distress Inks. The papers were freebies (think they were from a Do Crafts mag free CD)... I made the flowers, added gems, card candy & ribbon, then a message done on the PC et voila!

We're sponsored by Simon Says Stamp this week, and have not one but THREE monthly sponsors as Cupcake turns three this month... Crafts U Love, Mo's Digital Pencil and Sew Sweet!!! Pop over to the main blog to see all the information and to take a peek at all the other lovely DT creations! Also to welcome our new Design Team Member Maarit into our Cupcake Clan, there's some lovely candy on offer on her blog so check it out!

Well that's it for now... back with you all very soon... I have to say I'm sure I'll be missing my craftroom by now!