Monday, 31 May 2010

Sassy Anniversary Relay - Day Two!

Ooh... there has been no stopping me today! I seem to be getting back my crafting bug! Yippee! It may also be helped by the corking Sassy Studio Designs image I received as a result of taking part in yesterday's relay event.

Goodie List........ 
Stamps: Princess Penelope by Sassy Studio Designs.
Paper: Papermania.
Copic Markers: E00, E11, E29, E31, E33, E35, E37, E50, R81, R83, R85, BG15, BG23, BG49, W1, W3, W5, W7 - available HERE from Dies to Die For. 
Tools & Embellishments: Pearls from stash.

I cut this one a little bit fine, hope I made it in time to get the next image!

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Sunday, 30 May 2010

Sassy Anniversary Relay


Now, some of you may know that I absolutely love Sassy Studio Designs. Not only are they are perfectly drawn, they kinda fit perfectly into my age range which means that they are perfect for birthday cards for my friends! So yeah.. I just think they are altogether perfect really! So, imagine my joy when I read that Sassy Studio were having a relay event! They basically give you the first fantastic image free, then if you make a card with it within the time limit, they give you another image free.... and so on! Well, the first freebie image is one of my absolute faves and one I actually already own - Sassy Cassie.

A complete and utter Stacey card huh?! One day I promise that I will use something other than my pink and turquoise Copics....!

Goodie List........ 
Stamps: Sassy Cassie - Sassy Studio Designs.
Paper: MME - Quite Contrary - Mary Mary - available HERE at Dies to Die For.
Copic Markers: E00, E11, E29, E31, E33, E35, E37, E50, R20, R22, R81, R83, R85, BG15, BG23, BG49, W1, W3, W5, W7 - available HERE from Dies to Die For

So if you want to take part in the relay, make sure you visit Sassy Studio Designs ASAP!
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Anyone for Anya - Dawny P Sketch Time!

Crikey, it's been a long time since you heard from me, hasn't it? I really felt like I needed to take a bit of a break from crafting as it was starting to feel like a total chore. It was almost as if I was basically on a card making production line, just churning out stuff because I had to, rather than because I wanted to. As this is my hobby rather than my job, this was really bad news! So, I took a little break and also made the huge decision with the rest of the DT to close the Copic Colour Challenge blog. If you've ever run a challenge blog before, you'll know that it truly is a surprisingly huge committment. Well, it is when you also work full time anyway! Therefore, with a teary goodbye, the CCC blog is no more.... 

However, after my little break, I tentatively pulled out my Copics yesterday and started colouring an image and remembered why I started this hobby - I love it! So I got inky and gluey and made this creation for today's Anyone for Anya challenge.....!

OK, it's not my most favourite card ever but it is actually a card which I did enjoy making! The first time this has happened in a couple of months, I can tell you. I followed this weeks Dawny P sketch as well, which always makes me happy!

The gorgeous MME papers are from the wonderful Tracy over at Dies to Die For. You can find these little beauties HERE. As for your Copics, those are right about..... HERE! You can see the colours I used below.

Goodie List........ 
Digi Stamps: WS Audrey by The Greeting Farm.
Paper: My Minds Eye - Quite Contrary - Little Boy Blue.
Copic Markers: E00, E11, E29, E31, E33, E35, E37, E50, R20, R22, R81, R83, R85, YG03, YG63, YG67, BG15, BG23, BG49, W1, W3, W5, W7 - available HERE from Dies to Die For.
Tools & Embellishments: 'Ticket Sentiments' Stamp available HERE at Whimsy, gems from stash.

I am entering this card in to the following challenges....

Crafty Angels - Teal & Brown.
Simon Says Stamp - Pink or Blue with Green & Brown.

So there we go. I finally made a card! I have the in-laws coming today but I really hope to get a chance to stop by your blogs tonight to catch up with everything you have been up to. 
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Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Winner of Whimsy Blog Candy!

Whoops! A little later than planned (the story of my life at the moment....) I'm back to announce the winner of the Whimsy blog candy!

I've entered all of the numbers in to and the winner is...... (insert drumroll here).......

30 - Vee! Well done Vee - get in touch to claim your prize :o)

Thanks to everyone who particapated in the hop, hope we inspired you with our Whimsy creations!

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Monday, 17 May 2010

Whimsy Release Party

Hi there! You have just arrived at the final stop on the Whimsy release party! If you hopped here from SIMONNE'S blog, keep reading. However, if you've just stumbled across my little space on the www, please toddle back to CRISSY'S blog at the very start :o)

Today the Whimsy DT are celebrating a brand new carousel horse release. Crissy Armstrong has worked her magic again and has produced two absolutely stunning designs - Proud to Be and Party Pony. Each stamp comes with a couple of sentiments and other little accessory stamps, making each stamp great value for money. I couldn't resist 'Proud to Be' and so this is the one that I have decided to showcase during this hop...

The thing I love about these horses is that you can colour them any way you want! You can either go true to life and make them resemble proper ponies. Or, you can go jazzy.... just like I did! I kind of went slightly patriotic but knew just how I wanted to colour him as soon as I saw him :o)

Goodie List........ 
Stamps: 'Proud to Be', avaiable HERE at Whimsy Stamps.
Paper: 'Cupcake' by Basic Grey.
Copic Markers: E29, E33, E35, E37, E50, E51, E53, R27, R29, YG03, YG63, YG67, B32, B39, B45, Y15, Y17 - available HERE from Dies to Die For.
Tools & Embellishments: Adhesive pearls from stash.

Now, do you want to hear the really good news? I've got one of the new sets to give away! All you need to do is leave a link below and I will draw a winner on the night of Friday 21st May.

Thanks for stopping by today and for your love of all things Whimsy!

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Sunday, 16 May 2010

Anyone for Anya? - Don't be Square

Howdy folks. Hope you are enjoying the weekend. Shame we have to go back to work tomorrow, isn't it?! However, why not spend your last day of freedom creating a card for this weeks challenge over at Anyone for Anya? The challenge is not to be square. So, chuck those 6x6 blanks off your crafting table and get creative! We are making it worth your while too as we are sponsored by my fave store (OK, I might be a little biased)... Dies to Die For!

This little card was made as a get well for one of the bestest bloggy friends who has been a bit unwell recently. She said it put a big smile on her face when she received it, so I guess it had the desired effect! 

Goodie List........ 
Stamps: 'Nurse Nora' by CC Designs, in stock HERE at Dies to Die For.
Paper: Mixture of Stampin' Up! stuff.
Copic Markers: E00, E11, E29, E31, E33, E35, E37, E50, E51, E53, R20, R22, R32, R35, R37, R59, B32, B39, B45, B60, B63, W1, W3, W5, W7 - all available HERE at Dies to Die For.
Tools & Embellishments: Buttons and adhesive gems from stash.

Hope you can play along with us this week!

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Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Copic Colour Challenge 64

Oh dear, another late card! Too much going on at the minute I'm afraid and absolutely no desire to do any crafting.... something has to give soon I think! So, this is going to be a quickie from me tonight - here is my card for this weeks Copic Colour Challenge.

The colours this week were really pretty - G00, BG23 and BV02. They went perfectly with my fave MME Bloom & Grow papers and this super cool stamp from Kraftin Kimmie. Both of these items are available from the fabulous Dies to Die For.

Goodie List........ 
Stamps: 'Vivienne' by Kraftin Kimmie, available HERE from Dies to Die For.
Paper: MME Bloom & Grow, available HERE from Dies to Die For.
Copic Markers: E00, E11, E29, E31, E33, E35, E37, E50, BG15, BG23, BG49, G00, G02, G05, BV00, BV02, BV04, W1, W3, W5, W7.
Tools & Embellishments: Pearls from stash.

Thanks for stopping by, despite being a terrible blogger in return, I really appreciate your visit :o)
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Sunday, 9 May 2010

Anyone for Anya? - Lucky Numbers!

Afternoon peeps. Blogging has been adandoned again this week, I'm afraid. Crikey, what a couple of days I've had..... 

We came home on Thursday night to find our front door literally in tatters. Both the door and the surrounding frame completely in pieces. Amazingly, when we walked in, we found that nothing had been touched. The house still had it's usual scattering of iPods, laptops, cameras, TV's etc etc. We rang the police immediately but whilst we were on the phone, some random man just wandered in the house! To cut a long story short, it turned out that he had only just moved in, is very poorly with sclerosis of the liver (he's an alcoholic) and got confused as to which was his front door. He then managed to convince one of our neighbours that ours was his house and that he'd lost his key. The good samaritan then kicked and hacked our door down, thinking he was doing the poor guy a favour. It was only when they got in and saw a picture of Ali and I and one of my dresses hanging up that they both realised their awful mistake. Since then, the days have gone by in a blur of phone calls and hassle to try and sort out the mess and to arrange for a new door to be fitted. Very upsetting and stressful. I guess we just have to be thankful that it was a mistake and that we weren't actually burgled. Does not make it any easier to deal with though, unfortunately.... :o(

Anyway, enough moaning. On to my card for this weeks Anyone for Anya challenge! This week we are sponsored by Jacobi and the theme is Lucky Numbers. Yep, all you have to do is make sure you include a number somewhere on your creation. 

I thought outside of the box a little and used a sentiment stamp from Whimsy with numbers in it. I adore this new TGF image, just don't look too closely as it is bleed central in certain areas. Naughty cardstock wanted to eat up my Copics!

Goodie List........ 
Stamps: 'Buddies' by The Greeting Farm, available here at Dies to Die For.
Sentiment: Whimsy Circle Postmarks from Whimsy Stamps.

Paper: Stampin' Up!
Copic Markers: E00, E11, E50, E51, E53, R32, R35, R37, R59, B60, B63, W1, W3, W5, W7.
Tools & Embellishments: Buttons from stash, MS Valentine Lace Border Punch, Craftwork Cards Scalloped Edge CardsMS Bakers Twine - all available from Dies to Die For.

Right, thats is all from me, gotta go and tend to the roast chicken! Well, I need the energy as I've just signed up to the gym to try and get fit for the summer. Think of me at 6am tomorrow morning when you are lounging in bed and I'm killing myself on the treadmill.....!
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Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Whimsy Monthly Digital Release Challenge

Hey everyone! Today is a Whimsy digital release and the DT have split in to two teams to celebrate and to show off the new designs! Half the team are taking part in a blog hop (start HERE at Ann's blog!) and the other half of the team are taking part in a month long digi release challenge! I'm in the challenge team and we want you to use markers, papers, flowers and a Whimsy image! That's all, nice and easy. So here is my card!

I have used one of the brand new images by new designer, Melissa from Meljens Designs. Melissa has produced a series of Little Red Riding Hood images for Whimsy and they are Fun with a big, fat capital F! 
As well as the Whimsy challenge, I also managed to incorporate a few other challenges in to this card. 

* Copic Colour Challenge - BG11, BG02 and R20.
* Charisma Cardz - Girly Card with Flowers.
* Allsorts Challenge - Animals.
* Stamp with Fun - Friends.
* Truly Scrumptious - Sketch with the added option of using a hidden tag. 

Well, did you spot the hidden message on my card?! Yep, it was tucked just behind my main image panel. Here are a few snaps of how it all works....

Like that sentiment? Well, this is also part of the new release and has been designed by Raindrop Echo Designs. Ann has designed lots of new word art which will be available in the Whimsy store, along with all the other new designs, from 9am EST today.

Goodie List........ 
Digi Image: 'Three Pigs' by Meljen Designs for Whimsy.
Digi WordArt: Raindrop Echo Designs for Whimsy.
Digi Paper: Cloud 9 by Sweet Shoppe Designs.
Copic Markers: E33, E35, E37, R20, R22, R35, R37, R59, R81, R83, R85, BG00, BG01, BG05, BG09, W1, W3, W5, W7.
Tools & Embellishments: Stickles, roses, brad, ribbon and gems from stash.

So, do you fancy joining in with us this month? All you need to do is follow the recipe (markers, papers, flowers and Whimsy image, to be eligible to win a prize. The challenge will run through the month of May and a winner will be drawn at random on the 31st. We can't wait to see what you create!

Thanks for stopping by,
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Sunday, 2 May 2010

Anyone for Anya? - Lotsa Layers!

Hello my lovely crafty friends. Isn't it typical that the weather turns as soon as we get a bank holiday?! I have my friends little girls christening today in Kent and so Ali and I have booked a swanky hotel so that we can make a weekend of it. Can't wait! 

Well, as it is Sunday, that means that I have an Anyone for Anya? card for you! The theme is 'Lotsa Layers' so we want to see as many layers as possible on all of your cards. As I was short of time again this week, I unfortunately didn't get time to make a card specifically for this challenge. So, I rummaged through the pile of cards I have never got round to blogging (I know, ridculous!) and whipped out this little lovely....

Yep, I made this last Christmas and still haven't shown it to you! But, as this is the first time you've all seen it, it makes it a new card in my book!

Goodie List........ 
Stamps: Heidi with Ornament - available from Dies to Die For.
Paper: Colorful Christmas - available from Dies to Die For.
Copic Markers: E00, E11, E50, R20, R22, R81, R83, R85, YG03, YG63, YG67, BG15, BG23, BG49, C1, C3, C5, C7, YR23, Y21.
Tools & Embellishments: Gems and ribbon from stash.

 Thanks for stopping by today, I hope the sunshine comes out for you (wherever you are!) sometime soon :o)

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