Tuesday, 30 November 2010

A Dream Come True For Me......

Hi there, Emma here....

I am soooo Mega excited and can't stop pinching myself...I have been asked to join the Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge design team!!!!
This is a dream come true for me......


We are starting our first challenge on January 7th 2011, be sure to mark your calendars,as we'll have lots of inspiration, prizes and fun. But for now the very sweet and very generous Kellie is having a little give away that will be going on until the 6th January 2011, the winners will be announced on our first challenge.
For full details of how you can win the prizes call across to the Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge Blog HERE.

Don't forget to come and join in the fun with us all!!!!

Big Hugs
Emma
xxx

Monday, 29 November 2010

Tickled Pink Stamps Christmas Stamps Sale.....

You wont want to miss this sale. 
The banner below says it all I think…
Click HERE for details...



Free Snowballs.....

Hi Susan here...

Today at Lexi's Creations a very special challenge has started and the theme is 'Blue and Silver', this is to celebrate it being the exact date of Lexi's Creations very first Challenge, we thought we would do the very same Challenge today.... CONGRATULATIONS LEXI.
For full details of the challenge and to take a look at some of the fantastic design team contributions, call across to Lexi's Creations Challenge Blog and join in the fun with us this time.
Our sponsor is the fantastic Joanna Sheen,
she will be donating a £10 voucher to spend in her online store, to one lucky randomly selected winner.

Now onto my card....





My backing papers are all from Nitwits, I have distressed all the edges and then glittered with stickles.
They have been mat and layered using a vintage silver mirri card. The ribbon and pearls are all from our local market. My flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

This is one of Lexi's adorable digi images, it is called 'Pengy - free snowballs' you can find him at Fairy Dust Crafts. I have used Promarkers to colour the image and added a few smears of stickles here and there on the snow. I punched snowflakes and added stickles and a pearl and placed then around the card.

My sentiment has been made on the computer, the edges rough cut like ice the edges have been inked and then glittered with stickles.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my card and for all the wonderful comments you leave. I hope you liked it.
Love Susan
xxx

Louisa the femme fatale!!!!

Hi there Emma here....

Over at The Stamping Bazaar we have started a new sketch challenge, the sketch has been designed by our very own Marley and I loved using it!!

For full details of the challenge and to get a little inspiration from the design team call across to The Stamping Bazaar Blog.


For my card I have actually used papers from my stash again and I have distressed, glittered and machine stitched the edges...


.....I LOVE this little cutie pie....'Louisa the Lioness', designed by Marina Neira is available at The Stamping Bazaar Store.  I have coloured her with Promarkers and chalks...


....My flowers are from Wild Orchid and Hobbycraft, all have been glittered...


....These gorgeous french tickets are designed by Ann Vento at Raindrop Echo Designs.....I LOVE them!!!

Challenges entering:

Thankyou for looking and all the comments you leave...
Big hugs
Emma
xxx

Sending my love...

Hi Susan here....

Today is the start of our sixth challenge at The Stamping Bazaar, the theme is a fabulous sketch designed by our very own Marley, take a look below.....
For full details call across to The Stamping Bazaar Challenge Blog and take a look while you're there at the fabulous inspiration from the design team.
Marina has some very special offers available in her store, its well worth a visit, the images she designs are absolutely gorgeous.
Just a reminder don't forget to keep a look out for our blog hop starting on Wednesday 1st December.

Now on to my card.....

Of course I have used Marleys sketch for the challenge, fabulous, so easy to get inspiration from. I have used backing papers from my stash and aged and distressed the edges with distressing inks from Tim Holtz, I have included a vintage french post card behind my bow. My lace and ribbon has been aged with ink to give a vintage look to them, including my pearls they come from our local market.

This little guy is called 'Shy Sammy' and has been designed by Marina Neira, he can be bought from The Stamping Bazaar Store. I have coloured him using Promarkers and have inked the background and edges with inks then layered the topper onto a scalloped mat that I aged with inks.

My sentiment was made on the computer, the edges of the tag have been aged with inks.

My flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-


Thank you for taking the time to look at my card and leaving your wonderful comments. I hope you liked it.
Love Susan
xxx

Sunday, 28 November 2010

The Stamping Bazaar's Christmas Blog Hop......

Hi Susan and Emma here to tell you about something exciting........

Mark your calendars!
On Wednesday, December 1st, The Stamping Bazaar's Christmas Blog Hop kicks off: five days of reveals leading up to a 5 digi release on Monday, December 6th!




This Blog Hop will last FIVE days, going live each day at 12:00am EST:


Wednesday, December 1st:   Susie's First Snow Preview

Thursday, December 2nd:   Josie with Pinecone Preview

Friday, December 3rd:   Marvin with Candy Cane Preview

Saturday, December 4th:   Bikkie's Snowman Preview

Sunday, December 5th:   Allie and Percy on Sled Preview

And finally...

Monday, December 6th:

TSB CHRISTMAS RELEASE!

All five digis will be available in The Stamping Bazaar shop on Monday, December 6th at 12:00am EST, both individually and as a set.

GIVEAWAYS!

There will be lots of chances to win during this hop. Each day, be sure to comment on The Stamping Bazaar blog as well as on each DT member's blog for a chance to win that day's featured digi. And at the end of the hop, one winner will be chosen among all who commented to win ALL FIVE XMAS BLOG HOP DIGIS!

So don't forget --be sure to mark your calendars and be here next week on Wednesday, December 1st at 12:00am EST and don't miss any of the reveals during our first Christmas Blog Hop ever!


Saturday, 27 November 2010

A Happy Holidays Tag...


Hi there folks, Emma here.....

Me and my Mum were asked to be guests for December at Crafty Emma's store Challenges....and the theme this week is 'A Vintage Christmas'.  Well I love all things vintage so this was FAB for me!!!

I have made......yes.....another tag!!!  I am addicted, I just love using my scraps up and making these mini creations heehee!!  All my edges have been distressed and glittered...


.....This gorgeous sentiment is designed by Ann Vento at Raindrop Echo Designs...


....my flowers are from Wild Orchid, the berries are from Hobbycraft and I made the leaves myself.

Challenges entering:

Thankyou for looking and all the lovely comments.....
Big hugs
Emma xxx

Winter Wishes......

Hi Susan here...

We are very pleased and excited to be guests at Crafty Emma's Store for the next four weeks, and today they have started a new challenge, the theme that was chosen by one of the design team is 'Vintage Christmas'....The prize for one lucky winner this week is a set of ''Father Christmas'' 6x6 papers by Pink Paislee. You can get full details of the challenge and some fantastic inspiration from the CES design team on the CES Challenge Blog.

Now on to my card...
I decided to keep the layout simple because my backing paper from Bearlymine is so gorgeous. I have distressed with gold ink the edges of the paper, and used a strip of vintage gold mirri card that I punched a pattern on the edges using a Martha Stewart punch. My ribbon is from our local market.

This beautiful sentiment is a mix of two images, a frame and a word art, designed by Ann Vento and is available from Raindrop Echo Designs, I have coloured the outer edge of the frame and then inked the outer edge with gold ink.

My flowers are a mix from Wild Orchid Crafts and Hobby Crafts.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:



Thank you so much for looking at my card and for leaving all your wonderful comments, I hope you liked it.
Love Susan
xxx

Friday, 26 November 2010

Christmas sentiment.....

Hi Susan here....

It is time for Group B to give you a mid challenge reminder for Fussy and Fancy. The challenge is 'Christmas Without Red and Green'. For full details of the challenge and how to enter the current challenge click here! Our sponsor is StampInsanity! One lucky winner will receive Holiday Princesses Complete Digi Set. Don't forget to check out the two posts for some fantastic inspiration from the design team. Come and join us and have some fun!!



Now for my card...
I used a fantastic sketch from Mojo Monday, I absolutely loved this sketch the moment I saw it, and you all know me by now, I love using sketches!!!
My backing papers are from a 12x12 paper pad from HOTP called Sarapapers. Some of the most beautiful papers, I have distressed all the edges and glittered them with stickles. I used a Martha Stewart punch to make a nice little punched border between the two papers on the topper. The lace, ribbon and pearls are all from our local market.

My sentiment is a combination of two, designed by the very talented Ann Vento of Raindrop Echo Designs, first a frame and then the word art. I used Promarkers to colour the border of the frame and mat and layered it onto a white card, then I distressed and glittered the edges.

My flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and Hobby Craft, the leaves I made myself.....now I know what you're all saying....the challenge was no red or green, I know and I appologise for this, I had added the flowers and berries and then starting making my leaves, when I was placing the leaves onto the card thats when I realised my 'boo boo', please don't make the same mistake as me!!! Saying that though I do like the splash of red on my card so alls well with the world!!!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:


Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my card and for leaving all your wonderful comments. I hope you liked them.
Love Susan
xxx

Warm Winter Wishes Tag.....

Hi there Emma here....

I must appologise for the lateness in putting this post up, I have had problems with Blogger!!!
Over at Aud Sentiments another challenge has started and the theme is 'Ho, Ho, Ho'!!!!
For full details of the challenge and some great inspiration from the design team please call across to the Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog......
ANOTHER TAG heehee!!! Yes, its tagmania here......I am addicted to making these mini creations!!!  I have used some more of my paper scraps up and distressed, glittered and machine stitched the edges....

...The sentiment is a combination of two designs, a sentiment and a frame designed by Ann Vento at Raindrop Echo Designs available at Whimsy....I have just distressed it a little....

....My flowers are from Wild Orchid, the berries I picked up at Hobby Craft and the leaves I made myself!!

Challenges entering:

Thankyou for looking and all the lovely comments you leave me.....
Big hugs
Emma xxx

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Little Elf says Merry Christmas....

Hi Susan here.....

Today we have a new challenge starting at Aud Sentiments and the theme is 'Ho, Ho, Ho'.....well that says it all doesn't it!!! For full details of the challenge and to see some fabulous creations from the design team call across to Aud Sentiments and join in the fun with us.
Our sponsor for this challenge is...Taylored Expressions

 They are giving the winner a beautiful stamp set called Tweet Hearts.



Now for my card....



I have used backing papers from Bearlymine and a beautiful vintage gold mirri card that I punched a border using a Martha Stewart punch. All the edges of the backing paper have been distressed with gold ink.
The ribbon and pearls are from our local market.


This little cutiepie is one of Marina Neira's designs available from The Stamping Bazaar Store he is called 'Little Elf with Present'. I used Promarkers to colour him in and then gently inked the edge of the topper with gold ink before matting onto a scalloped piece of vintage gold mirri card.

My flowers are a mix from Hobby Craft Store and Wild Orchid Crafts.

My sentiment was made on the computer, cut to shape then edges with gold ink.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my card and for all your wonderful comments, I hope you liked it.
Love Susan
xxx


Monday, 22 November 2010

Wishes.....

Hi Susan here.....

Today we are starting a new challenge at Whoopsi Daisy, and the theme is 'Holiday'.
For full details of th challenge and to get some fantastic inspiration from the Design Team call across to the Whoopsi Daisy Challenge Blog and join in the fun with us.

Now for my card....
I have used an older sketch from The Sweet Stop, my backing papers are all from a CD by My Craft Studio and is called Classic Christmas. I have added some glitter to the snowflakes. I have distressed all the edges and added glitter. The ribbon and pearls are all from our local market. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

This beautiful little girl and her dog are one of the images on Set 108 from the Whoopsi Daisy Store, I have coloured it using Promarkers and then cut it out and slightly shaped the images before gluing onto the background scene from MCS. I have added glitter to the scene and to the image. The edges of the topper have all been distressed and glittered.

My sentiment is from Raindrop Echo Designs, I changed the colour of the font from black to blue on the computer and handcut out the star shape, the edges have been distressed and glittered.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:



Thank you for taking the time to look at my card and for all the wonderful comments you leave. I hope you liked it.
Love Susan
xxx

Nancy says thankyou!!.........


Hi there everyone, Emma here......

We have another FAB challenge starting today at The Stamping Bazaar and we have a great sketch by our Penni for you to work with.....for full details of the challenge and the amazing prizes check out The Stamping Bazaar blog, you will also be inspired by the gorgeous work from our Design team!!!

For my card I have used gorgeous papers from K and Company.....Wild Saffron,  I love these papers!!  I have distressed, glittered and machine stitched the edges.....


....This adorable little cutie pie is called 'Nancy with bouquet' designed by our very talented Marina Neira, and is available at The Stamping Bazaar store.  I have coloured her with Promarkers and chalks....


......My lovely lace and pearly wire trim are from the market and my flowers are from Wild Orchid...


.....I have glittered all the flowers, the leaves are all from my stash....


.....The sentiment I did on the computer.

Challenges entering:

Thankyou for looking and all the lovely comments you leave.....
Big hugs
Emma xxx

Louisa the Lioness....

Hi Susan here....

Today at The Stamping Bazaar we have a new sketch challenge starting. The sketch has been designed by our own Penni....
For full details of the challenge and some fantastic inspiration from the design team please call across to The Stamping Bazaar Challenge Blog.

Now for my card....


Following this weeks fantastic sketch I have used a Bearlymine backing paper and distressed the edges with white ink. The blue and red card that I used a Martha Stewart punch on the edges is from The Paper Mill Shop. I distressed the edges on these the same with white ink.
My ribbon and pearls are from our local market.

This little beauty is called 'Louisa the Lioness' and has been designed by Marina Neira, you can purchase her from The Stamping Bazaar Store. I have used Promarkers to colour the image and then I gently inked the background with distressing inks. The edges have been distressed with white ink.

My sentiment has been made on the computer, the edges have been distressed with blue and white ink.

My flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-


Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my card and for all the lovely comments you leave. I hope you liked it.
Love Susan
xxx

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Thank you.....

 
Hi Susan here....

It is the start of another great challenge at Sentimental Sundays today and the theme for this challenge is 'Thanks/Thanksgiving and of course a sentiment'. You will find full details of the challenge and a fabulous selection of inspiration from the design team on the Sentimental Sundays Challenge Blog. Call on over and join in the fun with us, there is always something or someone you are thankful for so why not join us and make something special and you never know you may win the challenge!!

Now for my card...

I have used a gorgeous sketch that was from a previous challenge at Quirky Crafts. My backing papers are from a 12x12 scrapbooking pad  by HOTP called Sarapapers. I love these papers the colours and delicate patterns are just the type I like the best. I have mat and layered onto a plain pink card and distressed all the edges. The pearl and silver brads are from my stash, I have had them for ages!!
The ribbon and pearls are from our local market.

This is one of my favourite images from Whoopsi Daisy its found on set 93. I have used Promarkers to colour and then shaded with chalks. I have distressed the edge of the circle topper and matted it onto a pink scalloped card.

My sentiment is a combination of two images from Raindrop Echo Designs, they have been designed by our very own Ann Vento, It is well worth a visit to Raindrop Echo Designs, if you like using sentiments on your creations then look no further, there is something there for everyone and every occasion. 
First the beautiful frame I used was originally black and I altered it to a deep pink on my computer, then I overlayed with the word sentiment, then I printed it. I coloured the border of the frame in the same shades as the dress on my image and then cut it out.

I have used a mixture of flowers here, the smaller roses and the buds are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the larger pink rose I made using a five petal flower punch and the same pink card as I have used throughout my card. I have slightly inked the edges of the petals with a deeper pink ink.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Thank you so much for looking at my card and for all the wonderful comments you leave me, I hope you liked it.
Love Susan
xxx