Thursday, 31 March 2011

Tickled Pink Stamps Challenges #13......

Hey there everyone, Emma here...

It's 'BLING' time this week at Tickled Pink Stamps Challenges and boy do we have LOADS of FAB inspiration for you!!!!  Click HERE to check out the amazing work from the rest of the Pink Ladies!!!!
As you all know, I love to use bling on my creations so this was another great challenge for me!!!


I have used papers by K&Company and Hot off The Press, all the edges have been distressed, glittered and machine stitched, the gorgeous Vintage French Label is from The Graphics Fairy and the tassle is from Joanna Sheens Store....


....I have used my ultimate favourite stamp....'Lil Lolita IVY' designed by Christina Dee and available at Tickled Pink Stamps.  I just LOVE this gorgeous, sassy gal so much!!!!  I have used Promarkers and chalks to colour her and I also glittered her underskirt up for a little extra bling!!!...


....I have used the Pink Valentine Die and matching sentiments set designed by the lovely Ann Vento available HERE at Tickled Pink Stamps...


...The big flower I made myself, the little ones are from Hobbycraft and the gorgeous seam binding is from the market. 

Challenges entering:

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

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

The Stamping Bazaar...New things happening!!!!!

Hey there everyone, Emma here...

At The Stamping Bazaar we have lots of new things going on you can read all about it HERE...and today its my turn to show you my creation for this week, as you know I love making these little pizza boxes {tutorial HERE...} and this one is special as I am using it for a little gift for Mothers Day this Sunday!!!


.....I have used up some more of my scraps up and distressed, glittered and machine stitched the edges...


....the lace and ribbon are all from the market, the flowers are from Hobbycraft and as always I have used one of my favourite things to craft with....CARDBOARD!!!!  I just love the texture it gives to my creations...


....I have used the EXTREMELY CUTE 'Marvin the Bat' designed by Marina Neira and is available at The Stamping Bazaar Store, Marvin is one of my most favourite characters that Marina has designed but you should check out the other amazing CUTE images in the store, you just won't be able to resist them!!!!  I have coloured Marvin with grey lead pencil again....YES I am still addicted to black and white images!!!...


...I have used the gorgeous Pink Valentine Die and matching sentiment available HERE at Tickled Pink Stamps..this is one FAB set that you would use all the time!!!

Don't forget to check out The Stamping Bazaar Blog to see all the new things that are going on, tomorrow you must call across to LYNDA'S lovely blog to get lots more inspiration using the very gorgeous Stamping Bazaar Images.
Also...don't forget we still have a DT CALL running HERE....you still have plenty of time to enter!!!! 

Challenges entering:

Thanks for looking again and all the comments you leave me....
Big hugs
Emma xxx

Monday, 28 March 2011

Sentimental Sundays - Cute and Cuddly....

Hi Susan here....

A new challenge has started today at Sentimental Sundays and the theme is 'Cute and Cuddly', thats an easy one isn't it!! For full details of the challenge and to see some fabulous inspiration from the design team call across to the Sentimental Sundays Challenge Blog.

Now for my card...
My backing paper is from my stash, left over bits and bobs from various different paper stacks. I have aged the edges with inks and then distressed. The flowers I have used are from Hobby Craft. My satin ribbon and pearls are as usual from our local market. The metal flower charm is from Bunny Zoes.
 

This darling digi image is one of my favourites from The Stamping Bazaar Store, its called Marvin with Daisies, designed by Marina Neira, I have used promarkers to colour it and then aged the outer edges of the topper with inks.

 
My sentiment is a mixture from Tickled Pink Stamps, I have used a die and then two stamps one for the fancy frame and one for the sentiment itself.

Challenges entering -
Craft your days away - Mothers Day or special friend
Southern Girls - Animals
My Time to Craft - Ladys Day
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Special lady
Paperplay - Distressing
Cardmakin Mamas - Animals

 Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my card, and for leaving your wonderful comments.
Love Susan
xxx

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge #12

Hey there everyone, Emma here....

Our theme this week at Tickled Pink Stamps Challenges is 'One for the Lads'...to see lots of gorgeous inspiration and to check out the prize click HERE!!!


...I have made a tag to go with a little gift I have in mind heehee!!!  I have used one of my favourite things....cardboard!!!  I just love the texture it gives to my creations, I have also used some scraps up again...


.....I have used 'Lil Lad Eric' designed by Christina Dee and is available at Tickled Pink Stamps.  I have used Promarkers and chalks to colour him....


....The sentiments are available HERE at Tickled Pink Stamps.  These FAB sentiments were designed by the lovely Ann Vento, and I am sure you will agree they are super cool!!!!

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

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Creative Card Crew....No Stamps

Hi Susan here...

Today at Creative Card Crew we have started a new challenge and the theme is 'NO STAMPS'. For full details of the challenge and for some great inspiration from the design team please call across to the Creative Card Crew Challenge Blog and try and join in with us!!


Now for my card...

The theme of this weeks challenge is NO STAMPS, so keeping to that I have made my card using dies, handmade paper and a handmade flower.
I have used a small piece of handmade backing paper from my stash....it has a very delicate flowery pattern on it and I felt it was just right for what I wanted. I have stitched all around the edges and distressed with Tim Holtz distressing ink. The sentiment has been made on the computer and printed direct onto the backing paper.

The large swirly accent is a die from Sizzix, I used a pink card then inked the edges of the swirls with the same distressing ink as the backing paper. The pearls and ribbon are from our local market. My flower has been made using scraps of netting and two colours of organza fabric, I used a circle die to initially cut the circles then I used a naked flame to sear the edges before fastening the shapes together with a gem brad. I loved making this flower and it has such a dramatic effect on the card.

Challenges entering -

Thank you so much for looking and for all your wonderful comments
Love Susan
xxx

A Spoonful of Sugar...Ribbon, Pearls/Rhinestones and Flowers...

Hey there everyone, Emma here...

Its time for another new challenge today over at A Spoonful of Sugar and our theme this week is 'Ribbon, pearls/Rhinestones and flowers'.....now this is a nice easy one for me as I love using all these elements on my creations!!!  For lots and lots of amazing inspiration and to check out the prize on offer click HERE...

...I have used a mix of papers by K&Company and Bearly Mine Designs, all edges have been distressed, glittered and machine stitched...


....This beautiful sentiment and frame are designed by Ann Vento at Raindrop Echo Designs, my lace, ribbon and pearly trim are from the market....


....The big flower I made myself and the little ones are from Hobbycraft.

Challenges entering:

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

Monday, 21 March 2011

Tessie Turtle....

Hi Susan here...

Today is the start of a new challenge at Lexi's Creations, the theme for the next two weeks is 'Ribbons - but no bows or knots', you will have a treat to see when you call across to Lexi's Creations Challenge Blog, WOW the design team have really given you some fabulous inspiration for this challenge.
The sponsor is Whiff of Joy and they are giving the winner of this challenge a fabulous stamp.

Now onto my card...

My backing papers are from my stash, bits and pieces left over from previous creations. I have kept the edges clean and crisp for this one. My ribbon is from our local market. My flowers are from Hobby Craft, the leaves are handmade using white card and inks.

Oh I love this little guy, he reminds me of the tortoise I had when I was a child, he has been designed by our very own Lexi, and is available from her store Fairy Dust Crafts. The image is called 'Tessie Turtle'.  I have used promarkers to colour the image.

The word art, frame stamp and die are from Tickled Pink Stamps Store. I used promarkers to colour the outer edges of the frame stamp.

Challenges entering -

Thank you for taking the time to look at my card and for all your wonderful comments.
Love Susan
xxx

DESIGN TEAM CALL AT THE STAMPING BAZAAR!!!!

The Stamping Bazaar wants to expand our already very talented design team and we are looking for at least 6 talented, easy going and dedicated new members to join our team - if you would like to apply please leave your name with a link to your blog in the 'linky thing' on The Stamping Bazaar Blog, so that we can come along and see your work.

 
This is what The Stamping Bazaar wants from you -

  1. One creation per week, it can be a card, 3D item, tag, bookmark etc. using Marina's fabulous images, to be posted on an assigned day each week on your blog with links to The Stamping Bazaar
  2. Join in the regular promotional previews and blog hops
  3. Communicate within the group

 
This is what you will get from The Stamping Bazaar -

  1. An initial 3 months term on the TSB Design Team 
  2. You will get to choose 4 images per month to work with from The Stamping Bazaar Store, and the chance to work with any new images that are being released
  3. Have your name and blog linked on the sidebar of the DT page

 
THIS CALL WILL STAY OPEN FOR 2 WEEKS UNTIL 4TH APRIL -
 Winners will be notified soon after.

 

 
Thanks for looking everyone
Big hugs
Susan and Emma
xxx
 

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Lets Get Sentimental....

Hi Susan here...

Today at Sentimental Sundays we have started a new challenge and the theme is 'Let's Get Sentimental', this means that we want you to put the main focus on your sentiment. For full details of the challenge and to see some fabulous inspiration from the design team call across to the Sentimental Sundays Challenge Blog and join in with us all.

Now for my card....

My beautiful flowered backing paper is from my stash, it was a small square just the right size, I have teamed it up using scraps of chocolate brown coloured card for matting and layering. The edges have all been distressed and glittered. As usual my ribbon, lace and gems are from our local market. The two little brown hearts in the foreground are a die from Sizzix, I have added glitter to one and crackle glaze to the other.

My beautiful sentiment has been designed by Ann Vento and is available from Raindrop Echo Designs,  our sponsor for this challenge. I cut by hand my own shape for the frame and distressed and glittered the edges. My flowers are from Hobby Craft, the leaves are made using a punch. My pins have been altered by adding more beads to the stem, I have had the deep red and white beads for ages and they looked so good next to this colour scheme.

Challenges entering -

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my card, and for all those wonderful comments you leave.
Love Susan
xxx

Friday, 18 March 2011

A Molly Mittens reminder....

Hi Susan here...

Today we are reminding you of the ongoing challenge over at Fussy and Fancy. The theme is a sketch designed by Mindy see below....
Challenge 32
For full details of the challenge call across HERE and check out some fabulous inspiration from both designs teams.

Now for my card....


I know, some of you now will be giving a gasp.....but I made this because Tickled Pink Stamps have begun a new monthly challenge devoted to Christmas creations. Lets face it you can never have too many cards.
My backing papers are from a 6x6 scrapbook of designer paper by Kay & Co. I have distressed the edges using distress inks from Tim Holtz. The punched border across the middle has been punched using  a punch from Fiskars, I used a satin sheen card. My ribbons and pearls are from our local market. The poinsettia is from our local market, it was too tall to go onto my card so I pulled it apart and cut away the thick stem and then stuck it all back together again keeping it pinched in the centre.

This beautiful image designed by Marina Neira and available from Tickled Pink Stamps is called Molly Mittens Christmas. I have used Promarkers to colour the image and then gently inked the outer edges of the topper and mat and layered onto a punched edged red and cream card. I then added glitter to the edges of the topper.

I love making these statement pieces and the sentiment was made on my computer. the edges have been glittered with stickles.

Challenges entering -

Thank you for taking the time to look at my card and for all your wonderful comments.
Love Susan
xxx

Marvin says Happy Anniversary....

Hi Susan here....

Today we are beginning a new challenge at The Stamping Bazaar and the theme is 'ANNIVERSARY'. It can be a wedding anniversary or the anniversary of a birthday or the anniversary of your first meeting your partner/best friend, in fact anything that you think of as an anniversary of something!!
For full details of the challenge and to see some fabulous inspiration from the design team please call across HERE and join in the fun with us....but please remember to use a Stamping Bazaar image.

Now for my card....

I decided to make one of my favourite card shapes again for this one, as an anniversary deserves a special card....

My ribbon and pearls are from our local market. I have used a cuttlebug embossing folder for the insides. My backing papers are from Bearlymine, these papers are amazing, they are two tone, with a beautiful delicate design on them. My flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and Prima, the leaves are made using a punch. The sentiment and frame designed by Ann Vento are from Raindrop Echo Designs. I changed the colour of the frame on the computer.

One of my absolute favourite images from The Stamping Bazaar - Marvin with Daisies, designed by Marina Neira. I have cut the image out after colouring with Promarkers and raised it with foam pads.

The sentiment is from Raindrop Echo Designs, the die cut frame is from Tickled Pink Stamps.

Challenges entering -

Thank you for taking the time to look and for leaving all your wonderful comments
Love Susan
xxx

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge #11

Hey there everyone, Emma here....

Today is the start of another new challenge over at Tickled Pink Stamps Challenges and our theme this week is.....
'Off the scrap desk'.....embellishing your card with items not intended for cardmaking, click HERE to see all the fab samples by the Pink Ladies if you need a little inspiration!!! 


....I have used corrugated cardboard which I absolutely love using on quite a lot of my creations and also fabric, which I have stamped onto.  My papers are a mix from stash again and all the edges have been distressed, glittered and machine stitched....


.....I have used the very gorgeous 'Lil Birthday Luca' designed by Christina Dee and is available at Tickled Pink Stamps.  I have coloured him with grey lead pencil....I am still loving this effect!!!....


...My flowers are from Hobbycraft and the cute little birdhouse I stamped from a set by Crafty Individuals....


....this is my fabric that I stamped onto with another one of the stamps in the set by Crafty Individuals....I love stamping onto fabric!!!

Thanks for looking everyone and the lovely comments you leave me...
Big hugs
Emma xxx

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Tickled Pink Stamps Release Day Blog Hop!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hey there everyone, Emma here...

YAYyyyyyy...its time for the Tickled Pink Stamps release day Blog Hop, Whooooo hoooooo!!!!!!!
It has been another exciting week of previews over at Tickled Pink Stamps introducing you all to the new  'Lil Lads and Lil Lads Sentiments' and as always on every one of our release day blog hops you can be in with a chance of winning some amazing prizes so click HERE for all the details!!!

Now.....if you have arrived here from the lovely and very talented Debbie you are on the right track!!!


I have made another mini 4"x4" card for todays hop.....I really love this cute little size!!!  I have used a few more of my scraps up again, all edges have been distressed, glittered and machine stitched.....


....'Lil Lad Damon' designed by Christina Dee, has been coloured with Promarkers and chalks...


....The sentiment is from the new 'Lil Lads Sentiments' set designed by Ann Vento, and this is one amazing set of male themed sentiments that you are going to love!!!!

Now your next stop in the hop is the lovely Fran....happy hopping everyone!!!!!!

Thanks for looking everyone and all the comments you leave me....
Big hugs
Emma xxx

Friday, 11 March 2011

The Stamping Bazaar....'Monochrome'

Hey there everyone, Emma here....

Today over at The Stamping Bazaar we have the theme 'Monochrome' for our next challenge....we would love for you to join in with us this week!!!  Click HERE for full details of the challenge and the fab prize...


....I have used papers by K&Company, all edges have been distressed, glittered and machine stitched....


....I have used the ADORABLE 'Marvin the Bat' designed by Marina Neira available from The Stamping Bazaar Store.  Marvin is one of my favourite characters that Marina has designed, he is just too cute!!!  I thought I would try something a bit different for me and colour on Kraft card...and I was really pleased with the vintage effect!!! {I hope you all like it too!!!!}  I have used my chalk pencils to colour....


....I love stamping onto fabric as you all know I love using loads of different textures on my creations!!!  This stamp is from a set by Crafty Individuals and I love it!!!

Challenges entering:

I really hope you can join in the challenge with us this week....
Thanks for looking and all the comments you leave,
Big hugs
Emma xxx

A Brown Monochrome

Hi Susan here....

Today at The Stamping Bazaar we have a new challenge and the theme is 'Monochrome', this simply means you use shades of one colour.  For full details of the challenge and to see some fabulous inspiration from the design team call HERE and join in the fun with us.


Now onto my card...

I decided to do another one of the multi folded cards, and I used a brown monochrome colour scheme. This meant I could go from creams right through to browns as they are all the same colour wheel.

This is the inside of my card, the backing paper is from Robyns Fetish, absolutely beautiful papers, the base card and the matting and layering card is from The Paper Mill Direct. I changed the colour of the backing paper from Robyns Fetish to brown to follow my colour scheme and matted all the panels onto a deep brown. My ribbons and pearls are from our local market.


My beautiful image has been designed by our very own Marina Neira and is called 'Josie in a Hat', she is available from The Stamping Bazaar Store. I have used Promarkers to colour the image. I used a corner punch for the topper. My butterflies have been made using a punch and inking the edges before adding glitter and pearls.


The tickets are from Raindrop Echo Designs and I have made the sentiments for the centres.

Challenges entering -

Thank you so much for looking and leaving all your wonderful comments.
Love Susan
xxx

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Tickled Pink Stamps Previews....Lil Lad Damon and Challenge #10

Hey there everyone, Emma here...

Over at Tickled Pink Stamps this week we are previewing our new Lil Lads and Lil Lads Sentiments release and today we have the very cool 'Lil Lad Damon' for you. As always there is lots and lots of FABBY inspiration as always from the Pink Ladies and our guests, and there is also a prize for you too....so hop over HERE and take a look!!!

Also over at Tickled Pink Stamps Challenges today our new theme for this weeks challenge is
'Black and White with one colour'...
so if you want more inspiration and see what the fab prize is for this week click HERE...

ALSO...we have a GUEST PINK LADY DESIGN TEAM CALL so if you would like to be our guest for the month of May and get 4 digital images to work with click HERE to find out what you have to do to enter!!!!! 


....I have made another corner bookmark as I think they make great little gifts and are also a fab way of using up some scraps!!! The tutorial on how to make them is HERE...the fabric tape measure I made myself from some scraps of fabric and a really old stamp that I found buried away!!!...


...'Lil Lad Damon' designed by Christina Dee has been coloured with grey lead pencil again as I love this effect!!!...


....This is one of the new sentiments from the Lil Lad sentiments set designed by Ann Vento....this is one cool set of sentiment stamps that you are going to just love!!! 

Thanks for looking everyone and all the fab comments....
Big hugs
Emma
xxx

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Elephants never forget....

Hi Susan here....

At Creative Card Crew a new challenge has begun today and the theme is 'NO FLOWERS', for full details of the challenge and to see some fabulous inspiration from the design team call across HERE and join in the fun with us.

Now onto my card...

Now this challenge was a hard one for me, I love putting flowers on my cards, and when I was searching for backing papers I realised that I couldn't even have flowers on them as well. My stash box is overflowing with bits and pieces, and I found these papers. My lace, ribbon and pearls are from our local market. The little butterflies are made using a punch I have coloured them with inks and added pearls for the bodies. The three hearts are made from chipboard using a die from Sizzix, I have added pearls and glitter.


The ever so cute image is from Robyns Fetish our sponsor for this challenge. I have coloured it using chalks only. The edges of the topper have been inked.

The word sentiment has been made on my computer, the die cut is from the Tickled Pink Store. The outer edges have been inked.

This completes my sentiments on the card, this is the inside.

Challenges entering -


Thank you for looking and leaving all your wonderful comments
Love Susan
xxx