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Monday, 31 August 2009

Blog Candy

I just discovered this gorgeous blog candy of some beautiful stamps i have been admiring for ages, but not yet bought. So i went over to this blog, and was truly happy, not only she is giving away beautiful candy she has some truly gorgeous cards as well. She has over 500 followers and i have just become a follower.
I do like the name of the blog, i just came up with something predictable.
The blog will be drawn on 1st September, so you still have time to enter this blog candy. Just click on the link below:

Sunday, 30 August 2009

Docrafts Online Creativity - Talent Spot

I assume that this is safe to mention now. I am aware that all my local docrafts stockists have had the magazine for at least over a week, and that all the new products were delivered on Friday.

Therefore I would like to share my good news. I am in the current issue of docrafts magazine on Page 44 as part of Talent Spot. To say that I was ecstatic is an understatement, I was jumping for Joy. It was truly a pleasure and an honour to be asked to contribute to a magazine I always purchase and use their products of which I truly love. I am always spending so much of my money on! I am a bad girl! It was such a huge compliment to be considered as talented by someone who is always inspiring me in so many ways and is continuing to do so. Thank you Clare, it gave me a taste of what it would be really like. I enjoyed making the cards.

I would love to contribute to the magazine again.

Whoops! Just realised, now everyone knows what I look like! nooo....

Friday, 28 August 2009

One Layout Two Cards

I am always inspired by the world around me. I have used one layout and two products to create two christmas cards! yay! tis the season to be jolly and all, but not quiet yet i suppose. The above card, uses stamping, matting and layering techniques.

Products used:
Black Card, Gold Mirror Card, Penny Black - Jolly Follies Stamp Set, Anita's Christmas Stickers
Gold Pigment Ink , Gold Embossing Powder, Glitz It Glue, Organza Gold Ribbon.

Again I have used the same techniques, but this time i stamped the image in the background using watermark ink pad and holographic powder for the twinkle.
Products used:
Anita's Everday Gold Ribbon Turned around to hide the greetings, Black Card, Stickers, Gold Mirror Card, Papermania Naughty & Nice Snow is Falling Stamp Set.
Which version do you prefer?

A Passion For Cards And Stamps - Blog Candy

Ruth who has always used her doodles for her own card as finally released her images as stamps. I am really happy for her. I hope she succeeds in her new venture all the best. To celebrate her new launch she is having blog candy. Just spread the word and become a follower of her blog.

Visit her blogs here:


There is inspiration from Ruth herself and she has gorgeous samples too from design team members. So you should not be stuck in what to do with your stamp.

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Stampin Chic's Be Chic Challenge

I originally attempted to use the colours of pink, green and orange for the colour create challenge. However, i made many versions of this card, with all sorts of combinations of all which i didnt like. Its a good job i dont stick things down, until i am happy with them! So it was taken apart so many times. Until i finally got here with this card and decided to enter it for this weeks Be Chic's Challenge at:
I just love this colour combination of Pink and Green. It is so lovely! and one i wouldnt expected to have used!

Clare has a gorgeous range of products, which are definitely worth the price and value. This blog has oddles of inspiration, just keep scrolling to older posts. So it wont be an item bought and just sitting there next to a whole lot of crafting goodies.

I just had the latest issue of docrafts as i was bursting with excitement for a reason of which you may have discovered already, I know as i have had the messages. I saw a sneak peak at the last page of new stuff coming out in November. And Clare is extended her range!!!!!!!!!! Super duper, look forward to the next range of products.

Oh yes, nearly forgot! The products used for this card:
Coordinations cardstock
Clares Stampin Chic - Party Stamp Set
Watermark Ink pad
Clear Embossing Powder
Anitas Everyday Ribbon
Ribbon from hobbycraft
Adhesive Gems
Whisper brush markers

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Inspired By Clare Curd

Clare posted this beautiful card on her blog, and i was truly inspired by it. Using the papers i had, i created this card. Using her sketch.

Products used:
Basic Grey Euphoria Papers
CCSR Doodle Stamp Set
CCSR Sentiment Stamp Set
Adhesive Gems
Whispers Brush Markers
Papermania Pink Buttons

Saturday, 22 August 2009

Kreativ Blog Award

The lovely Sam at her wonderful blog below, has given me the Kreativ Blog Award. I truly appreciate this. This is the second time i have received this lovely award.

To see my 7 facts and who i selected, please see the posts below:

I would like to take this time to thank everyone for following my blog, leaving comments on my blog and supporting me and my work. It is truly appreciated it and i appreciate every comment and the words of encouragement.

Shortly, I will be able to share some excited news with you. I was jumping for joy, some of you may have already discovered this. But I will share this news soon!

Simply Forever Friends Favourite

At this beautiful blog, which has just recently started at:

This week they asked followers to nominate their favourtie Forever Friends card. My card below, has won this week challenge and I have now a card in their gallery, where i am sure it will be joined by so many other beautiful cards and projects. Thank you so much, I truly appreciate it.

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Clare's Weekly Challenge - Sketch In Time

For this week at docrafts, Clare's challenge is based on creating a project using her sketch. Here is my card. The sketch is amazing, and i love the sketches.

I covered the bottom half in gold mirror card, stamped and embossed two small stamps around the edges at the top of the card. Created a card ribbon by stamping the star along it randomnly matting it onto gold and white card. Cut a piece of patterned paper, matted onto gold mirror card then white card. Added a bow to the left of the card.

Products used:
Gold Mirror Card
Gold Organza Ribbon
White Card
Home For Christmas Love Jessie Edwards Stamp Set
Joyeux Noel Patterned Paper
A5 Winters Tale Die cut tags
Pigment Gold Ink
Gold Embossing Powder
3D Foam Tape
Silicon Glue
Double Sided Tape

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Sketch and Stash Challenge

I am bad again, another challenge i just realised half an hour ago that it also changes on a Monday! The sketch and stash challenge which i came across whilst blog hopping. The sketch challenges are so beautiful, and easy to work with. Here is the link:

Here is my pink card, it is a very neglected stamp in fact all of my forever friends stamps are and until i just made a christmas card, i realised i havent used my glitz it glitter glues in a while, so they have been neglected to! So i will join in as many forever friends challenges as possible!

Here is my entry for this week, another pink card.

products used:
Forever Friends - Bunch of Daises
Glitz it glue
Paper flowers (papermania)
pink coordinations cardstock
pink satin ribbon
whispers brush markers

Forever Friends Challenge - Stitching

I love participating in these challenges, i think i will do this more often as it will give me the opportunity to use many of my Forever Friends Stamps which have not yet saw ink! Last week silly me forgot that the Forever Friends Challenge changes every Monday, with all these challenge blogs i am coming across, i really forgot. The blog is here:
So the half card i had finished for last weeks challenge, was adapted a little to include real stitching around the cute santa. A friend sent me the stamped image, thank you. These stamps are new and can only be bought from

I stamped and embossed the text Joy all over the red and green card. I added punched circles around the image. Added the die cut greeting onto and voila! Added glitz it glue to the white bits of santas outfit. Isnt he adorable?
As well, this card has been made using all scraps of card i had left over. My tip, is that i have been putting my box full of scrap ends in front of me, before reaching for new papers and cards. This way i have been using my scraps up!

Products used:
Naughty & Nice - Merry Christmas Stamp Set
Watermark Ink Pad
Holographic Powder
Red & Green cardstock
Needle and Red thread
Pokey Tool
Circle Punch
Die cut tag from Winters Tale paper pack.
Glitz it Glue
Watermark Brush Markers
Gold Mirror Card

Friday, 7 August 2009

Another Card for Shaunna

I did this card for Shaunna personally from me. She has already had this card, will have to create another for her real leaving date! lol. It will have to be another pink card. Not sure what i will do for this card.

I used stamp addicts stamp - thin lines, travels of india, and pink coordinations cardstock and blending blocks - Shades of Rose, mini glitz it glues.