Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Meet....MARVIN the Bat!!!!!

Hi there, this is a joint post from us both with some exciting news!!

The Stamping Bazaar are introducing to you over the next three days..... to three of the cutest images you can imagine just in time for Halloween!!

The Stamping Bazaar are also hosting a blog hop over the next three days, and there will be a featured digi given away each day to one lucky winner, but you must comment on the TSB Blog to be in with a chance of winning. The comments will close for all three TSB blog posts on Saturday September 4th at 12.00am EST, and then all the Marvin digis will be on sale. To check Eastern Time click HERE . There will also be one grand prize of all three featured digi images to ONE Facebook Fan chosen at random.

All the digi images have been designed by Marina Neira, and they are absolutely gorgeous as you will see on your travels through the list of design team members blogs over the next three days.

Follow this list to make sure you are in the order you should be following on this GREAT blog hop:-

Before we show you our cards let us just remind you not to forget to call back tomorrow with the next installment............


Now let us introduce you to 'Marvin the Bat'!!!!!


Hi there, Emma here!

For my card I have used a mix of papers..... some from Nitwits, and some from an old CD from Carol Ann's Studio called Halloween, all have been distressed...

...This GORGEOUS image is called 'Marvin the Bat'. I love love love him!!!! He is so much fun to colour! I have used Promarkers and chalks to colour him...

...I made a halloween bunting....

...I made a cheeky spider from a green glittery pom-pom and added some wire for his legs!!!...

...I completely covered some chipboard letters with orange glitter.

Thanks for looking!

Big hugs Emma xxx

Hi there, Susan here...

My backing papers are from a Crafters Companion CD called Occasions, all edges have been inked and distressed. The little Autumn leaves have been made using a punch, I then inked them and used glossy accents.

Here is my version of 'Marvin the Bat', he is so cute, and such a dream to colour! I used Pro-Markers to colour him.

These cute realistic pumpkins are from the Crafters Companion CD Occasions. I printed them out and trimmed them.

These scary looking bats are also from the CD Occasions, I used glossy accents to make them come 'alive'.

Thank you for looking.

Love Susan xxx

We are entering these cards into the following challenges:-

Monday, 30 August 2010

Dragon Tales.....

Hi there, Emma here!

Today at The Crazy Challenge we are being sponsered by Shells 13 year old daughter Didge, who has recently started selling her collection at Stitchy Bears Store. Our theme for this challenge is 'Monster attack and Dragon tales', Full details can be found HERE!

For my card I have used papers that are all from my stash,(I have loads!!!!) I have distressed all edges...

...My image is called 'Dragon Dude' and I have coloured him with Promarkers and chalks...

...I did the sentiment on the computer,the mini bulldog clip I have had for ages...

...I made my own arrow and tied some scraps of ribbon around it.

Challenges entering with this card:

Thankyou for looking and all of your lovely comments!

Big Hugs

Emma xxx

Butterfly Bliss....

Hi Susan here....

Over at Daisy Doodles there is a new challenge and the theme is 'Anything Goes', how easy is that!! For full details of the challenge pop over to the Daisy Doodles Challenge Blog, the winner will receive a gift certificate to spend in the Daisy Doodle Store.

Now to my card...I have used an older sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches, lovely shape. My backing paper is from an Artylicious CD called Damask Delights. I love this CD, you can make vintage cards so easy with these backing papers. All edges have been distressed.

All the pearls and lace are from my local market.



The poem I found myself in an old book of poetry, the digi image butterflies are in a set from Daisy Doodles Store called 'Dragonflies and Butterflies'. I copied the butterfly twice and flipped and resized one slightly before placing them on the edge of my oval frame. I have used Pro-Markers and chalks to colour them and then glittered the wings with stickles.

My flowers are from Hobby Craft and Wild Orchid Crafts and I have included little glass blossoms that I stole from Emma's cake decorating supplies!!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Thank you for taking the time to look at my card, I hope you liked it.

Love Susan

xxx

Heraldic Birthday....

Hi Susan here... Its time for a new challenge over at The Crazy Challenge and the theme is 'Monster Attack and Dragon Tales', this is such a fun challenge and a theme that is great for boys/men cards!! Full details of the challenge can be found on The Crazy Challenge Blog.

We have a very special sponsor this week, shell's 13 year old daughter Didge, its her first time at sponsoring a challenge so please show her some support and join in the fun...she is offering 3 digi's from her collection to the winner. What do you think of that what a talented girl!!!

Now to my card, I have used my own sketch this week, my backing papers are a mix from Nitwits and Bev Rochester's gingham. All the edges of the backing papers have been distressed and inked. The heraldic images are from the internet that I made into tags. The brads and ribbon are all from my stash.

This great digi image is one of Didges Doodles, it is called 'Dragon Dude', and can be bought from the Stitchy Bear Stamp Store. I used Pro-Markers and chalks to colour it in, I then decoupaged the dragon onto a white outline piece of card and then layered it onto a shield.

My sentiment I made on the computer using the font 'Blackadder'. I mat and layered it onto the gingham paper and distressed and inked all edges.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Thank you for taking the time to look at my card, I hope you liked it.

Love Susan

xxx

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Cowgirls Blog Hop......

Hi Emma here...

First I must apologise for this late entry to the Cowgirls Blog Hop!!! I am very excited to be a part of this great team and look forward to working with all the great girls!!!!

Unfortunately I haven't a card to show you, but the details of the challenge and the person you have to follow after me is below!!!!!!!!!



Crafty Ribbons is our Sponsor for the challenge win. The picture above is the a picture of the ribbons that the winner will win. www.craftyribbons.com

The winner of the challenge will receive the Flower Ribbons plus 3 images from CJ and the Winners Badge to display on their blog.

The "Top 3" will each receive 2 images from CJ and the "Top 3" Winners badge to display on their blogs.

You do not have to hop to win the challenge. We want kids to still enter and draw more people over.

During the hop there will be candy to win as well. To win the candy you "must hop" along the list in order, look for the letter to spell out the sentence. Leave a comment on each blog beginning at our Cowgirls Challenge Blog and ending with an ending comment at our Cowgirls Challenge Blog.
Once you have collected all of the letters to spell out the sentence you must e-mail your answer to raesweb@yahoo.com we will be picking the candy winner by a number generator.
You must go to 'Gina' for the next letter. My letter is 'L' to give to you.
Good Luck with the hop, enjoy yourselves!!!!
Big Hugs
Emma
xxx

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Gorgeous Bikkie!......

Hi there, Emma here!

I have made a card using the GORGEOUS 'Bikkie' from The Stamping Bazaar, All the amazing stamps that are available are designed by the very talented Marina Neira. You have got to check out The Stamping Bazaar Store! . I LOVE this little cutie, he is sooooo adorable!

I used an older sketch from Creative inspirations. All my papers are from Nitwits and I have distressed and glittered all edges...

...I have coloured 'Bikkie' with Promarkers and chalks...

...I cut out my own stars and glittered the edges, I have also attached a couple of metal stars...

...I did the sentiment on the computer!

Challenges entering with this card:

Thankyou for looking and all the lovely comments you leave!

Big hugs

Emma xxx

Thursday, 26 August 2010

A baby boy...

Hi there, Emma here!

This is my last card as a guest at Digi Doodles Shops Best, I have had a fab time working with all of their gorgeous images! Thanks for having me girls!!!

The new challenge is 'So distressing', which is a lovely easy one for me as I love to distress my papers! You can check out all the details of the challenge at Digi Doodles Shops Best.

For my card I used a mix of papers from my stash and I distressed and glittered all edges, the ribbon and buttons are also from stash...

...My gorgeous image is called 'Baby Giraffe', I LOVE this little guy!!! I have used Promarkers and chalks to colour him...

...I made my own hearts and stars embellishments and I've attached a heart charm from Bunny zoes...

...I made some bunting....

...My letters are from from a Sizzix die and I glittered around the edges.

Challenges entering with this card:

Thanks for looking!

Big Hugs

Emma xxx

A punch, a punch, I needed a punch!!!!

Hi Susan here again....

A new challenge has begun today at Cute Card Thursday, and the theme is 'Dieing for a Punch', that means no die-cuts, no nesties, no punches to be used!! Come on and join in the fun with this challenge, its not scary, it just means you use your decorative scissors and paper trimmers, you would be surprised at what you can still produce. If you are really short on inspiration, call across at the Cute Card Thursday Blog and take a look at the fabulous creations the design team has produced, you will be able to get the full details of the challenge there as well.

Our sponsor for this challenge is The Stamp Shoppe, their stamps are gorgeous please go and check out their store.

For my card I used a sketch from Card Patterns, I loved it for its simplicity. My backing paper is from a Crafters Companion CD called Christmas Collection. All my card is from The Paper Mill Shop. All the edges have been distressed and glittered with stickles. The snowflake brads are from my stash.

This must be one of my favourite stamps from Pollycraft, its a digi image and he is called Bronson and Beaker Star Gazing. I have used Pro-Markers and chalks to colour the image and then gently inked the background. I have mat and layered onto several different cards and distressed or ripped all edges and glittered with stickles.

The sentiment was made on my computer, using the font 'Edwardian Script'. The edges have been distressed and glittered.

My stars were hand drawn then cut out with scissors, the edges have been glittered and fastened together with silver brads.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Thank you for taking the time to look at my card, I hope you liked it.

Love Susan

xxx

Soccer Birthday....

Hi there Susan here....

Its Thursday again, the weeks are going so fast!!! This card is my last one as being a guest designer for Digi Doodle Shops Best. I would like to say how much I have enjoyed being part of their fabulous team and thank you for having me this month!!!

Over at Digi Doodle Shops Best another challenge has started, the theme is 'Distressed'. Its such an easy challenge you can distress by making the edges rough or distress with inks etc... come on over to Digi Doodle Shops Best for full details of the challenge and join in the fun.

I used a fabulous sketch from Sketch Saturday. The backing papers for my card are from The Paper Mill Shop, the football pitch is from Joanna Sheens CD Messy Rabbit. All edges have been distressed.

The brads and football buttons are from my stash.

This fabulous image is from The Digi Doodles Shop, and is called Boy Soccer Player. He is so adorable and reminds me of my Grandson when he was little!

I used Pro-Markers to colour him and then cut around the entire image and layered him on top of the football Pitch. All edges of the topper have been distressed to match the rest of the card, and the theme!!

My sentiment has been made on the computer, the edges have been gently inked and distressed.

I am entering this card into the following challenges

Thank you for taking the time to look at my card, I hope you liked it.

Love Susan

xxx

Monday, 23 August 2010

Biker Chic Birthday....

Hi Susan here....

I am extremely happy to announce that I am now part of Lexi's Creations design team, this is my first card as part of this fabulous team!!!!

It is the start of another fabulous challenge over at Lexi's Creations and theme is 'Emboss It'. Our sponsor for this challenge is 'Fairy Dust Crafts' and they are offering the winner 5 images of their choice. You can find all the details of this challenge HERE, but if you like to emboss whether its dry embossing or heat embossing this is your challenge and you should head straight over to Lexi's Creations and join in the fun. Short of inspiration, you won't be when you see what the amazing design team has to offer!!!!

Now to my card.... I have used an older sketch from Sketchy Colours, so great for what I had in mind for this particular image. My backing papers are from a CD from Create and Craft called Lavender and Lace. It has the most gorgeous backing papers plus lots of other goodies. I used a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder to emboss the strips of patterned card. All edges of my backing papers have been distressed.

My fabric covered brads and gems are all from my stash.

This gorgeous digi image is one of Lexi's and she is called 'Biker Chic Brooke' and you can buy her from Lexi's Doodles. I used Pro-Markers and chalks to colour her in and then gently inked the background before I distressed the edge of the topper. I mat and layered the topper onto an embossed and distressed mat and then onto a plain coloured distressed mat.

My sentiment was made on the computer, I have distressed the edges and mat and layered onto a plain distressed card.

My flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, the colours were just amazing and totally matched my backing papers.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Thank you for taking the time to look at my card, I hope you liked it.

Love Susan

xxx

Saturday, 21 August 2010

'Horus Roasting Marshmallows!'...

Hi there, Emma here!

I am so excited that my Mum and me have been chosen to be on the very first design team for 'The Stamping Bazaar!'. Our very talented artist Marina Neira has designed the most amazing cute characters, you MUST check out The Stamping Bazaar Store to see them all!!!

For my card I have used papers from Nitwits and I have distressed and glittered all edges, the raffia is from my stash-I love the rough look of this next to the beautiful softer daisy flowers!...

...My gorgeous image is called 'Horus Roasting Marshmallows' (He is sooooo adorable!!!) and is available now in 'digi' from The Stamping Bazaar Store. I have coloured this cutie with Promarkers and chalks...

...My GORGEOUS daisies are from Wild Orchid-I am loving these so much!...

...I did the sentiment on the computer and glittered the edges.

There is also so much more exciting things coming soon from The Stamping Bazaar:

  • we are going to have the digi release of a very cute and adorable little hedgehog lady called Nancy!
  • We are having our very first blog hop ever featuring a brand new character for halloween that you are going to fall in love with!
  • The release of a very, very special design, soon to be introduced by our DT Coordinator Kellie Winnell,
  • The release of Sammy with Ball DIGI
  • The release of both Bikkie rubber stamps

Don't forget to check out The Stamping Bazaar blog and become a follower and you can be in with a chance to win our digi give-aways!

Challenges entering with this card:

Thanks for looking!

Big hugs

Emma xxx

A Marshmallow Birthday....



Hi Susan here with some great news...Emma and I are very happy and excited to be in the very first design team at The Stamping Bazaar.

There is some very exciting news over at The Stamping Bazaar, this cute and gorgeous little digi image called 'Horus Roasting Marshmallows', isn't he the cutest little dragon you have ever seen!!! He is now available to buy HERE. There was also another new critter revealed today, and its a 'SHE' and she is absolutely gorgeous!!! Pay a visit to the TSB's store blog HERE to check it out!! Don't forget to sign up as a follower, that way you can be sure to get in on future digi giveaways.

For my card I have used a great sketch designed by Kellie Winnell for Tickled Pink Stamps Monthly Challenge, I used Nitwits for my backing papers, and distressed all edges then mat and layered onto a deep red backing card. The corner die cuts are from Cuttlebug. The double sided satin ribbon and little red gems are all from my local market.

Horus Roasting Marshmallows has been designed by Marina Neira and is available as a digi in the TSB store! Click here to get your own. I coloured him in using Pro-Markers and gently inked the background before distressing the edge of the circle, and mat and layering onto a deep red circle.

The sentiment was made on my computer using a font called 'Curlz'.

My flower is a 'flora doodle' and I bought them from Joanna Sheens Store.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Thank you for taking the time to look at my card, I hope you liked it.

Love Susan

xxx