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Saturday, 30 June 2012

It's Bloomin' All Over at Allsorts

Good morning. Hope you are all keeping well and those not I wish well soon.
What an earth has happened with the weather - we had glorious sunshine whilst others just a few miles away were having a wild storm with thunder and lightening - and when I say a few miles away I really mean less than 5 miles - how crazy is that???!!!

Before I share my card with you for the new challenge over at

ALLSORTS

as picked by the lovely Helene

IN BLOOM

I just want to let a very special person that reads my blog on a regular basis know that they are in my thoughts - I may not be very good with the spoken word - I seem to be better at putting it in writing but I want them to know that they are loved and thought of in a special way every day :o)

So on to my card for today and I decided to make a gatefold card this time

I inked some white card stock with Victorian Velvet and Old Paper Distress Inks and then stamped my floral image by Kanban and heat embossed with clear EP.

The scrummy design papers are by Wild Rose Studio and were a freebie with a Craft magazine.
A few adhesive pearls added for detail.
Sentiment Craftwork Cards - inked then mat and layered onto a Spellbinders Blossom die
Inside sentiment from my lovely DT buddy Emma - mat and layered onto larger Blossom die
Some gorgeous vintage rose seam binding and a scrummy Wild Orchid Crafts rose to finish it off.

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the details of our sponsor this week and to see the awesome inspiration from my DT buddies.

Challenges I would like to enter:

http://paperplaytime.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes with Sentiment
http://www.vostamps.blogspot.com/ - Birthday/Happy Everything
Thanks for your visit today - I really appreciate it.
Have a wonderful day.
TTFN

Thursday, 28 June 2012

We're Still Partying at MAWTT

Hello again :o) As I said in my previous post here I'm back with my share for our 2nd week of

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS

at


and this week I'm showcasing an adorable image from one of our sponsors
who are offering 1 lucky winner
$10 voucher to spend in their online store

This wee cutie is Peekers 3 - available here and I have coloured him with PM's
Circular card made using Grand Nesties large scalloped circle
DP's and spotty card stock from stash

This also used:
Magnolia Doo Hickey 'Stars' border die
Sizzix cloud die - sentiment - Creative Expressions
A touch of Glossy Accents added to his nose :o)

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the awesome inspiration from my lovely DT buddies.

Challenges I would like to enter:

http://anythingchallenge.blogspot.com/ Polka Dot with a Birthday Theme
http://celebratetheoccasion.blogspot.com/  - Happy Birthday

Thanks again for visiting. Please let me know you've been so I can come and visit you too :o)

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

BINGO at Aud Sentiments

Good morning. This is my first post for today (I'll be back shortly with another post for MAWTT) but this time I'm here to share my DT project for

and this fortnight our theme is

BINGO
I chose the middle row down - 'Flowers, Embossing and Thinking of You'

And here's what I came up with:


I was very lucky to have won this scrummy Hero Arts stamp from my bestest blogging buddy Claire's candy a little while ago and I soon as I saw the challenge theme I thought it would be perfect :o)


So I inked a piece of white card stock using the gorgeous Spring Colours set of Distress Inks and then overstamped the image with Black Archival ink and heat embossed with clear EP

This was then mat and layered onto another piece of white card stock that I embossed with Spellbinders M-Bossability 'Valor' and inked with the same Distress Inks and then mat and layered onto some co-ordinating card stock that I pierced around the edges using Tim Holtz design ruler.
A few colour co-ordinated flowers, some adhesive pearls and a little spotty ribbon to finish it off.

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the gorgeous inspiration from the rest of my DT buddies
Our fab sponsor this time is

and they are offering 1 lucky winner
$20 tpo spend in their online store

Challenges I would like to enter:

http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/ - Use encouraging/Uplifting Sentiment
http://mygraficocrafts.blogspot.com/ - Bright Summer Colours
http://critterchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - Colour Inspiration

Thanks for your visit today - I really appreciate it and any lovely comments you may wish to leave - I love to read them all :o)
Have a wonderful day.
TTFN

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Lots of Flowers at Stampavie and More

Good morning. What a beautiful start to the day we had yesterday but by lunchtime the heavens had opened - again!!! Who knows what today will bring?
What I do know is we have a new challenge for you over at

and this fortnight we would like to see

LOTS OF FLOWERS

on your projects.

Here's what I did

I have used some scrummy new stash on this card :o)
The adorable image - Penny Johnson 'Little Belinda' was bought with a voucher from Cottage Crafts that I recently won at Fashionable Stamping Challenges - thank you ladies :o)
Coloured with PM's and FM's

Image die cut using Spellbinders Deckled Edge rectangles - edges inked with Spun Sugar

The gorgeous Design Papers I recently bought at Bunny Zoe's - Carta Bella 'Beautiful Moments'
My flowers are a mix from Wild Orchid Crafts
A few adhesive pearls from stash and a sentiment from Whimsy stamps to finish it off.


Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the awesome work from my talented DT buddies - I'm sure you won't be disappointed :o)

Hope you can find some time to join us - I'm looking forward to seeing your gorgeous projects.

Challenges I would like to enter:

http://sketchandstashchallenge.blogspot.com/ - Free Sketch Choice (Sketch #17)
http://letsinkitup.blogspot.com/ - Favourite Embellishments (Flowers and Pearls)
http://pennyblackatallsorts.blogspot.com/ - All My Favourite Things (Flowers and Pearls)
http://stampinfortheweekend.blogspot.com/ - Show us Your Style (Cute & Girly)

http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes
Thanks for your visit today and any lovely comments you  may leave.
Have a wonderful day.
TTFN

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

GDT at Creative Craft Challenges - Tweet Tweets

Hello again!!! I thrilled to be sharing this post with you as Guest Designer for


where the theme for this fortnight is

TWEET TWEETS

I was very lucky to have an image to play with from the sponsor


and here's what I did with it

Keeping it fresh and girly I went for some scrummy papers from Funky Hand's new CD release 'Wishes and Kisses' (which will be launched on Create and Craft next month - but available online now here) and I have also used this month's Funky Freebie - available here - isn't it scrummy :o)

Image coloured with PM's and FM's and a touch of Glamour Dust added here and there.

I lightly inked the image panel with some Spun Sugar Distress Ink
A few scrummy Wild Orchid Crafts flowers and some Martha Stewart foliage leaves to finish it off.
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards

I would like to say a massive thanks to the lovely girls at Creative Craft for having me as
Guest Designer this fortnight.
Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out their gorgeous inspiration.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Thanks for popping by again - if you missed my first post it can be seen here
Have a wonderful day.
TTFN

Summer Holidays at An Oldie But Goodie

Hello and welcome to my lovely new followers - it's great to see you here - hope you like what you see and decide to stay a while.

Today sees the launch of a new challenge for you over at

and this time my lovely blogging and DT buddy
 (and surrogate Grandma to Oliver and Lola Arizona) Laurie
has picked the theme

SUMMER HOLIDAYS

Now the idea behind thechallenge blog is to use your crafty goodies that you have had in your stash for a t least 6 months.

I decided to go with something completely different for me and made my card using my Craft Artist CD Rom that I have had for over a year now and never done anything with it!!!

So I created a background using papers, materials and elements from one of the many Digi Kits I also bought with the Craft Artist CD - 'Beaches' from Daisy Trail - available here

I then added one of my digi images from Digi Stamp Boutique - the PNG version so that is was the outline only so when I printed the whole thing off I was then able to colour the omage using my PM's and FM'S


I have had this resource in my stash for such a long time and never used it before but I was thrilled with the end result :o)


I have already had another wee play with the CD and craeted some Digi Scarpo LO's that I hope to share with you another day.

Our sponsor this week is
Robyn's Fetish
Please check the main challenge blog for all the details of the prize on offer and all the gorgeous inspiration from my lovely DT buddies.
Whilst you're there please welcome our new DT buddy Helen - it would be great if you could pay her a special visit to say hello :o)

Challenges I would like to enter:

http://papermakeupstamps.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes (must use a digi)

http://incywincydesigns.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes

http://lexiscreations.blogspot.com/ - At the Beach

http://craftascene.blogspot.com/ - A Beach Scene

http://craftingwhenwecanchallenges.blogspot.com/ - Summer Fun

http://joannasheenchallenge.blogspot.ca/ - Summer Daze

http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - No Flowers

http://jeanette-soartfulchallenges.blogspot.com/ - Ocean (Picture Inspiration)

http://digistampboutique.blogspot.co.uk/ - June Customer Challenge
Thanks for your vist today - I really appreciate it.
I'll be back very shortly with another project to share with you as Guest Designer for another challenge :o)
Have a wonderful day.
TTFN

Monday, 25 June 2012

GD at Love to Create - Anything Goes

Hello again!!
I'm thrilled to be sharing my second post of today with you as it's my Guest Designer project for


and the theme this week is

ANYTHING GOES

I was very lucky to have won the Simon Says Stamp challenge a few weeks ago and with the very generous gift voucher I won I bought the Tim Holtz Spring Edition of Distress Inks and I have used them here on my wall hanging.
The colours are soooooooo scrummy :o)


So I inked the plain white frame with the 3 colours and also inked the small panel before stamping and heat embossing the sentiment - part of a freebie stamp set with Papercraft Essentials magazine this month.


The adorable Wee Stamps image is also from the same stamp set and I have coloured her with PM's and FM's and then fussy cut and adhered to the front of the frame. 


The DP's is from K&Co 'Poppy Seed'
The gorgeous flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts - some if which I was very lucky to have won from the lovely Pops recently - thank you hun :o)
Butterflies - Martha Stewart punch
Ribbons from stash


I am thrilled to be Guest Designer with Love to Create and I'm looking forward to seeing all your lovely projects.

Challenges I would like to enter:
Thanks for your visit today and any lovely comments you may leave.
It would be great to know you've been so I can come and visit you too :o)

Have a wonderful day.
TTFN

One for the Boys at Cutie Pie

Good morning. Hope you are all keeping well and those not I wish well soon.
I didn't feel too well myself yesterday but that might have had something to do
with the rides at Alton Towers :o)
All I can say is that it's good to be on terra firma :o)

Anyways I'm here to share my first post of the day with you - I'll be back very soon with another!!

We have a new challenge theme for you over at


and this fortnight it's

ONE FOR THE BOYS

Here's what I did


I'm a little bit addicted to Mo Manning images at the moment - especially ones for boys cards and this image will be perfect for Jack's birthday - subject to him still being into his latest hobby of skateboarding in September lol!!!!


Image - Skateboard Schoolboy - available here
Coloured with PM's and FM's


The fab Design Papers and sentiment are from Polka Doodles 'Pretty Tuff' CDRom - available here 
Edges lightly distressed and inked with Antique Linen Distress Ink
This also used:
Spellbinders Labels 25 - edges inked with Antique Linen
Sizzix Stars framelits and various star punches
Kraft cardstock from QVC


Our very own Wendy is offering a fab prize this fortnight to 1 lucky winner

and our other sponsor is
-
(please see the main challenge blog for full details of the prize on offer)

Challenges I would like to enter:
http://mosdigitalchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Masculine with Mo Manning Image
Thanks for popping by and any lovely comments you may leave.
I love to read them all and appreciate you taking the time to visit.

Have a wonderful day.
TTFN