Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Copic Colour Challenge 45

Well hello my friends! Crikey, 2 weeks without a post?! That must be a first for me I think!

Hope you all had a lovely Christmas and that Santa bought you all lots of craft related goodies! I did rather well really as, amongst other things, Ali bought me some more Copics (wahoo!) and the last bit of the Copic airbrush system I needed (long story, don't ask....!). AND, my wonderful parents bought me a Janome Sew Mini! I absolutely adore that little blighter, even if it did break on me this morning! Mind you, I think it was more user error than machine error....! Due to that little breakdown, don't look too closely at the stitching on my DT card for this weeks Copic Colour Challenge as it is pretty clear to see where the machine decided it hated me!

This is actually my Dad's birthday card and, whilst I am pleased with the zigzag stitching, I actually really dislike this card! Oh well, not bad seeing as it is my first card in a couple of weeks I suppose!

Goodie List........
Stamps: Elzybells.
Paper: Pink Petticoat.
Ink & Colour: Memento (Tuxedo Black) & Copic markers.
Tools & Embellishments: Machine stitching and adhesive gems.

So, thats it from me! I have a load of Christmas cards I haven't yet shared with you so I will hopefully be uploading them over the next couple of days.

Thanks for stopping by!

P.S. Does anyone else have the Janome Sew Mini? Do you have any tips or tricks? If so, I'd love to hear them! Also, I quite fancy getting a zipper foot (can see a mild bag making obsession looming!) - does anyone know if I can attach one of these to my mini machine or is that just for the big boys? ~♥~
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Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Copic Colour Challenge #44

Good gawd, it is getting cold out there isn't it?! My colleague got all excited this morning as Met Check have said that we can expect snow in Southampton on Christmas day! A total rarity for us. Mind you, it probably won't affect me as I'll be at home with my folks on the Isle of Wight and, due to that lovely coastline, they never get any snow there!

Anyway, enough waffling..... It's Copic Colour Challenge time! This week we are sponsored by InStyle stamps and the colour trio is Y15, BG05 and E47. Whilst making my card, I was mentally cursing the DT member who thought up this colour combo..... that was until I realised that I was the poor fool who picked it!!!

So, here is my card using my InStyle image. I love this girlie and this is going to be my Christmas card to my niece. Hope she likes it!

Goodie List........
Stamps: 'Girl Singer' by InStyle.
Paper: 'Jolly by Golly' by Cosmo Cricket.
Ink & Colour: Memento (Tuxedo Black) & Copic markers.
Tools & Embellishments: Gems from stash, computer generated sentiment.

So, that's it from me today. Hope you are all well and that you are all set for the big day!

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Monday, 14 December 2009

Whimsy Advent Event - Day 14!

Yep, it's day 14 of the Whimsy advent event! It's been so great to see so much Whimsy love everywhere. Well, today it is my turn to share another Whimsy creation with you. I couldn't wait to get this gorgeous image by Crissie Armstrong inked up - such a sweetie!

The eagle-eyed crafters out there will notice that I have used a sketch from a challenge blog..... however I just don't know which one! Anyone got any ideas?! I can't find the bit of paper I wrote it on!

Goodie List........
Stamps: Jolly Puppy Kisses by Whimsy Stamps.
Paper: Merry Days of Christmas by My Minds Eye, from Dies to Die For.
Ink & Colour: Memento (Tuxedo Black) & Copic markers.
Tools & Embellishments: Adhesive pearls by Prima, from Dies to Die For.

Right. Fancy some candy?! Well you are going to want to hop on over to Denise (our lovely DT boss!) to see what treat she has on offer :o)
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Sunday, 13 December 2009

Anyone for Anya?! Bling it Up Baby!

Hi folks, a flying post from me tonight! Gotta serve up dinner in 10 minutes, then wolf it down quickly so that I can spend the rest of the night on the sofa with a glass of vino, watching the X Factor final! I'm so rooting for Joe - love that boy!

Anyway, quickly down to the reason you are probably here - my Anyone for Anya DT card! This week we want you to bling it up so chuck all the sparkle you can at your card - EASY!

Aside from the gems, you can't really see my sparkle. Just in case you are wondering, the snowflake is smothered in glitter IRL!

This is also my entry in to Papertake this week as I haven't used red or green! I've just got close - pink and aqua!

Goodie List........
Digi Stamp: The Greetings Farm.
Sentiment: Pink Cat Studio.
Paper: Cosmo Cricket.
Ink & Colour: Memento (Tuxedo Black) & Copic markers.
Tools & Embellishments: Snowflake punchie, ribbon, button and gems from stash.

Toodles peeps!
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Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Copic Colour Challenge #43

It cannot be Wednesday already can it?! Well, in that case, I better share my Copic Colour Challenge DT card with you hadn't I? The colours this week are BV23, R59 and YG03. Unfortunately, these colours exposed a little gap in my Copic collection....I hardly own any BV colours! Consequently, I couldn't really stick to this weeks colour combo particularly loyally and had to substitute the purple/grey colour for bog standard C Copic shades. NOTE TO SELF: Buy more Copics! ;o)

As we are sponsored by the wonderful My Favorite Things this week, it seemed only fitting that I used this fabulous MFT image. I've adored this stamp from afar for AGES and my wonderful friend Sheila bought it for me as a present on my birthday. I'm very ashamed to say that this is the very first time it has seen ink.... But, isn't the sentiment brilliant?!

Goodie List........
Stamps: Maid for You by MFT
Paper: Stampin' Up!
Ink & Colour: Memento (Tuxedo Black) & Copic markers.
Tools & Embellishments: Gems from stash.

Hope everyone is well!
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Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Whimsy Advent Event - Day 7 - Winner

Oh dear, I'm useless aren't I?! I completely forgot to announce who won day 7 of the Whimsy Advent Event! Thank you to Loz for reminding me :o)

So, without further ado, the winner of the gorgeous Whimsy seal is.......

Congratulations Jenni - please email me your address and I will pass it on to Denise at Whimsy HQ!

By the way, make sure you check out the top right of my blog as I have posted a little section where you can see who has Whimsy advent candy on offer!

Thanks for stopping by,
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Monday, 7 December 2009

Whimsy Advent Event - Day 7

Wow, 2nd post of the day! Almost unheard of for me that is!

I had to nip back today though as I have to share some Whimsy inspiration with you. That's right, it is day 7 of the advent event and my turn to host today's Whimsy advent offering! Todays prize is this adorable Whimsy Seal!

Isn't he the cutest? To be in with a shot of winning this fab prize, all you have to do is leave your name with Mr Linky at the bottom of this post. I will pick a winner tomorrow at 2.30pm GMT.

So...... wanna see my Whimsy creation?!

I love all of Crissy's new designs and think this one is so super cute. AND, I reckon I can get away with using this one in March for my friend's birthday. So versatile ☺.

Goodie List........
Stamps: Purr-fect Gift from Whimsy Stamps.
Paper: Stampin' Up!
Ink & Colour: Memento (Tuxedo Black) & Copic markers.
Tools & Embellishments: Gems from stash.

OK, I think you have heard enough from me today so I will be off now. Remember to leave your name with Mr Linky below to be in with a shot for todays prize!

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Anyone for Another Day Late Anya?!

Oh dear.... my regular posting has all gone horribly wrong hasn't it? I've made the cards to share with you, just haven't had the time to actually share them! What a manic weekend it's been. However, I have achieved.... I managed to get all of my Christmas shopping done in one day and also did a 5 hour round trip to Kent to visit one of my best friends and her gorgeous new baby girl, Ava. Because of all of this excitement, I wasn't able to post my Anyone for Anya DT card yesterday..... sorry teamies! The theme this week is 'Anything Goes' so you can basically do whatever you like ☺. BTW, we are sponsored by the wonderful Mo's Digital Pencil

It is a nice and simple layout this one but the paper is so gorgeous, I didn't want to cover it up too much! Also, I know this stamp isn't technically very Christmasy but I've decided that as long as it has Christmas paper and a Christmas sentiment - anything goes!

Goodie List........
Stamps: Dahlia by The Greetings Farm, from Dies to Die For
Paper: Jolly by Golly - Cosmo Cricket.
Ink & Colour: Memento (Tuxedo Black) & Copic markers.
Tools & Embellishments: Nesties and ribbon from stash.

OK, that is it from me. I'll be back later today with day 7 of the Whimsy advent calendar!
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Thursday, 3 December 2009

Just Magnolia & Stamp with Fun Combo

I am totally loving this new Bristol Board I've acquired, I'm having so much fun colouring! I've got a day off tomorrow so I might nip back in the shop to see if I can grab some more whilst it is cheap ☺. I do like a bargain I have to say! That said, the image I've used for todays card was actually stamped on SU! card and was very kindly sent to me by the lovely Sarah....

Isn't this image adorable?! An oldie but a goodie I feel. The picture is a bit iffy as I tarted it up at work and the software I have there isn't quite as good as the one I use at home so I've lost much of the sparkle on the snowflake. You get the general idea though!

I am also able to enter this one in a to a few challenges, which is very nice! I not only followed the fabby sketch over at Just Magnolia, but I have also satisfied the christmas theme at Stamp with Fun.

Goodie List........
Stamps: Magnolia.
Paper: DCWV - Rose Tinted Christmas - Available from Dies to Die For.
Ink & Colour: Memento (Tuxedo Black) & Copic markers.
Tools & Embellishments: MS Border Punch & Sizzix snowflake.

Another Christmas card down - woohoo!
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Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Copic Colour Challenge #42

Howdy folks, only me again! Today I'm back with my DT card for Copic Colour Challenge. This week, the colours are YR04, RV06 and YG03. We are sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs this week and the DT were lucky enough to get to play with some of Lindsay's gorgeous images - I LOVE them! I made my girlie in a Martini glass even more glamourous by adding some fishnet stockings to her. Ali took a particular liking to this card and has renamed this image 'Racey Stacey'! *Sigh* If Only I looked that good in fishnets!

I am also going to enter this card in to this week's A Spoon Full of Sugar challenge as the theme this week is to make a Christmas card using non-traditional colours. Well, I think pink, orange and lime green are fairly non-traditional, don't you?!

Goodie List........
Stamps: Sexy Lady Martini Pin-Up from Sassy Studio Designs.
Sentiment: Rubber Romance.
Paper: Basic Grey - Sultry.
Ink & Colour: Memento (Tuxedo Black) & Copic markers.
Embellishments: Gems from stash.

OK, it is time for spinning so I had better dash now. Having said that, my chest is really sore and tight today, so I fear I may keel over before the end of the class!

Take care one and all,
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Whimsy Advent Event - Candy Winner

Thank you to you all for stopping by and commenting on yesterday's post! I guess the lure of that super cute Whimsy reindeer stamp proved too much for you all, right?!

Well, thanks to, I can now confirm that the lucky winner is........

32 - Loz!

Congratulations Loz! Please drop me an email with your address and I will pass this on to Denise at Whimsy Stamps HQ!

Make sure you keep an eye on the Whimsy homepage as the advent fun is going to continue every day and all month long!
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Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Whimsy Advent Event - Day 1!


Hello and welcome to day one of the Whimsy Stamps Advent Event..... try saying that fast! During the lead up to Christmas, each of the DT will be taking it in turns to post some Whimsy inspiration for you and every day, a little Whimsy treat will be won by 1 lucky person! I am the advent treat giver today and I will be giving away this gorgeous Whimsy reindeer!

Isn't he adorable?! To be in with a shot of winning him, all you need to do is leave your name with Mr Linky below and I will draw a winner tomorrow morning. Simple huh?! Now, on to my card!

I've seen a few cards lately where people have layered up their card using these Cosmo Cricket papers and have created rolling hills. I loved the look that they created and thought those fab hills would be perfect for my Whimsy snowman! Due to my awful photography skills, you can't really see the effect on the photo above but {hopefully} you will be able to see it a bit better on the picture below!

I also managed to beat my fear of the Flower Soft! I got in a heck of a mess creating this snowflake but I really think it was worth it as I love the final look!

Goodie List........
Stamps: N'ice Friends by Whimsy Stamps.
Paper: 'Jolly by Golly' from Cosmo Cricket.
Ink & Colour: Memento (Tuxedo Black) & Copic markers.
Tools & Embellishments: Polar White Flowersoft, snowflake punchie, button and twine from stash.

OK, so that is it from me! Make sure you check out the Whimsy homepage for more updates and further details about the advent schedule. Also make sure that you leave your name with Mr Linky below to be in with a chance of winning that wonderful Whimsy Reindeer stamp!

Thanks for stopping by today, hope to see you again soon!

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