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Tuesday, 28 December 2010

New Blog chall "Do It With Digi" Candy Launch

Lynne has THREE candy Prizes up for celebrate the Launch of DO IT WITH DIGIS.

The launch Candy runs until 31st December 2010.

1st Prize is "The Everyday Candy"

2nd prize Yummy "Christmas Candy"

3rd Fab Prize Candy 

All you have to do is pop over to DO IT WITH DIGIS by clicking here for a chance to win.

Their first challenge starts Thursday 6th Jan & will be 2 weekly

Monday, 27 December 2010

Penny Black Saturday Challenge

Over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge, this challenge is the turn of the recipe challenge which is:

3 Papers, 1 Ribbon, 1 Charm.

After seeing the challenge, immediately I made the card, minus with the charm. The three papers are the background dark pink paper, the paper across the middle in the background with the ribbon. The third paper is the paper piercing used for her dress.

With the snow being so horrible and only bound to getting everywhere by foot, i could not make it to the Hinckley Craft shop Kims Craft to see I can get a charm. If you are a regular viewer of my work, I am not a charm user.  So I was disappointed, that I did not have the charm or shrink plastic to make my own. Whilst sulking, I emailed Kath - who came back with such a sweet reply and suggestions to make your own charm such as a snowflake. However, the card I had in mind was a birthday card. So i have stamped a handbag and added 3d glossy accents to make my charm. I hope that is acceptable girls.

I am really pleased with the look of the card. Let's see if I can say the same in 6 months. I spent an hour last night, looking at cards i have a long time ago and even those I have made recently in the last few months and the cards i liked then, I currently have changed my opinion on. Hey ho - we are our own worst critics.
Products used:
Penny Black - Ginger Stamp
Born to Shop - Nostalgia Paper
Black Ribbon
3d Glossy Accents
Whispers dual tip water brush markers
Black Archival Ink Pad
Letraset Fineliner Pen
Memento Ink Pad
A6 Card Blank

Handbag image is from:
Clare Curds Signature Range - Shop Til You Drop Stamp Set

Sentiment is from:
Woodland Folk - Perfect Day Stamp

P.S I will return in the new year to catch up with you all

Sunday, 26 December 2010

Hero Arts

A new collection of the latest Hero stamps have arrived at The Glitterpot.  They are gorgeous, click on the name the glitterpot and it will take you direct to the site. Click here to be taken to the new range of the Hero Art stamps.

In particular I am eager to get these as a treat for myself for Christmas or with my Christmas spending money, i love the background text stamp and the girl stamp. Both so versatile and right up my alley. I am very tempted.

Saturday, 25 December 2010

Merry Christmas

Wishing all my crafting and blogging friends and followers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you for staying wit me thsi year, especially the last three to four months, where I have had ltos of issues and not been a very good blogger. Keep tuned to lots more, and that project I wanted to start a while ago will soon come around.


Just a quick flash, to let you know that the glitterpot are offering 10% of absolutely everything. So if you have been eyeing up anything, recently - now is the time to buy. I have never seen any discounts offered previously. Go and grab it quick. Click here to go and grab yourself a bargain.

They have the new Forever Friends Stamps in. They are so cute and adorable!

The new Penny Black Amour collection. The new Hero Art stamps.

Friday, 24 December 2010

Milton With Stocking

Here is my continued spotlight on the stamp Milton with Stocking. This time the black card is Black Magic Coordinations Cardstock. You can reveal the colour undearneath by sanding. I love using buttons on a project and this card as reminded me that buttons are a great topper to any card. So out comes my forgotten stash of buttons.
Products used:
Wild Rose Studio - Milton With Stocking
Wild Rose Studio - Polka Dot Paper
Papermania Buttons
Ribbon from stash
Black Magic Coordinations Cardstock

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Stranded Passengers

All these passengers who have been stranded here going abroad and for those who have been stuck abroad. I am pleased that a lot of flights are now resuming full / normal service. And that they can get to their destinations.

I hope that the ordeal will be over for all these passengers soon. And they can finally get home. However, I do feel for them as some will still miss Christmas with their loved ones.

Monday, 20 December 2010

Clare's Inspiration Challenge

Over at docrafts, in the craft talk forum there are weekly challenges by Clare Curd in which if you are the randomly selected winner you win some goodies. This week it is the Inspiration Challenge, where you have to draw inspiration from a picture for your card. Here is the picture Clare has provided:

Here is my snow entry. I took the snow from the picture, and it reminds me that I have to go out in this weather for a walk to post some cards. Whether or not they get there is another matter!
Products used:
White Embossing Powder
White Pigment Ink
Blue Pigment Ink
Cosmetic Sponge
Glitter Glue
Glossy Accents

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Ruby Anniversary Blog Candy

Over at Nanaseaside's blog, she is offering some amazing blog candy to celebrate her Ruby Anniversary and Blogversary. To enter and a chance to win the below - please visit her blog by clicking over Nanaseaside's name.

Go on, pop over and help her to celebrate.
This candy is drawn 31st December 2010.

There could have only been one winner, Pamela was the best dancer and the true winner in my eyes. But well done Kara on winning! Awaiting the christmas edition of the show!

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Strictly Come Dancing 2010 Final

It has come the time for the Final of Strictly Come Dancing 2010 and then the dreaded weekend after - when there is no good tv to watch! lol.

It has been a brilliant line up - those who I thought would do well from the preview show did not do so well and others have triumped. This year is an open show, and I really have no favourites. I will base my decision on the performances of the night and not any favourites.

I also look forward to seeing all the contestants good and bad returning for a quick dance. Ann Widdecombe - i hope she does the titanic number. However it is usually the dance that they exited on. I was disappointed with Michelle Williams - being from Destiny's Child and doing so much dancing on stage - i thought she would have been amazing. However, it shows that even if you are from a pop group you are not automatically talented and able to do these dances. Maybe she was not given the right partner - who knows, she did well with Ian Waite the week Brendon was off.
Who do you think will win? Matt? Kara? Pamela?

So the winner of Strictly Come Dancing 2010 is....

Friday, 17 December 2010

Penny Black Autohog

Hello everyone. For a long time, on my blog you have seen a lot of Christmas cards and the genuine feeling I am getting from a lot of people they are getting pretty tired of the view. So i thought I would show a card I made recently using this new Penny Black stamp I purchased from The Glitterpot, called Autohog. It is a fab gorgeous stamp to make some mens card.

I have to confess, this card was sort of a happy accident. I was attempting to make a male contemporary Christmas card, however the image I had in mind did not look right so I swapped it to this Penny Black image. I hope you like.
Products used:
Penny Black - Auto Hog Stamp
Wild Rose Studio - For Men Paper
Red cardstock
Papermania Red Ribbon
Memento Ink Pad

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Pink Gem Freebies

In my blogging visit roll call - I visit Pink Gem. An amazing stamp designer of her own range, and her cards are very inspirational. She has a great online shop as well.

She recently dabbled her hands in designing papers, and is offering her papers as a freebie. BUT There are rules in downloading them - please RESPECT these and do leave her a comment if you do download them and or use them. 

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Penny Black Amour 2011 Collection

Have you seen the gorgeous collection of the new Penny Black stamps, they have called the range Amour. Needless to say they have jumped in my basket, whilst OH is not here. I will have to stop simply looking at all their website - it is the only way I will be able to stop spending!

I tend to buy my Penny Black stamps from the Glitterpot online, and you can view the collection at the Glitterpot and buy, by clicking here.

The stamps and projects can be viewed at the official Penny Black site, by clicking here. And there are oodles of inspiration for their products at their official blog here. Here is a card from their official site:

Monday, 13 December 2010

Milton with Stocking

I have uploaded a new blogging background from Elegant Custom Blogs. I found it by googling blogging backgrounds, and viewing the larger images.

Rebecca lost :( but is still a winner in my eyes. Often or not, runner ups have a better career and I am sure she will do well out of the show. Congratulations Matt on winning.

Scott and Gavin left the show. I was expecting Gavin to go, but Scott was a potential winner. I am really looking forward to the final next week.

I have made so many christmas cards, and I do not have enough days to post them all before the 25th December, so you will find me still posting these new cards in January!

Whilst having today off from work, I am going to take this chance to update my blog, schedule some posts and catch up on everything

Still focusing on this stamp Milton With stocking from Wild Rose Studio. GORGEOUS and so cute. Here is another card I made with this stamp. If you live near Hinckly or Wigston, you can get your stamp from Kims Craft or you can buy yours from the Glitterpot online. The best online shop I think with the best variety of crafting goods and always stocking new lines. 

I feel this card is missing something - gems, ribbon. I do not know, but maybe because I use a lot of them on my card it feels like it is missing something.
Products used:
Wild Rose Studio - Milton With Stocking Stamp
Wild Rose Studio - Christmas Papers

Sunday, 12 December 2010

X Factor Final Tonight: Who is your favourite?

We have certainly had a talented bunch of hopefuls this year on X Factor. Because I missed the first few weeks of the show from picking the final contestants to go on the show and the first shows, I did not have a favourite. I usually connect to someone from when they pick the final contestants. I did have it on record, however my box auto deleted the earlier shows to make room for the other shows.

From the auditions I did love Cher Lloyd, but in the recent couple of weeks I was no longer a fan. However, I still think she will have a music career just look at Diana Vickers, left really early in the show and still had a number one record.

However after watching last nights show, and Christina Aguileras double chin, lol. I have become a huge fan of Rebecca Ferguson. A misfit, always looking on the floor, never felt she was good enough. All of these things I can relate to. And I got a little emotional. She has an amazing unique recognisable voice. She is very inspiring. For me Rebecca Ferguson to win, she has my vote.
So leave me a message, if you a fan of the show or not and who is your favourite, if you have any.

And yes Strictly Come Dancing - which two will leave the show. I feel this maybe a shocker. But from the leader board - it looks like Matt & Alona and Gavin & partner.

I respect the show is totally in the hand of the viewers - however I have missed the dance off. I think that gave some celeb dancers a chance to show it off, and a kick in the backside to improve, which was sometimes needed. Whereas, X Factor who did have the sing off - however kept in a singer, who went in the bottom two on numerous occasions. So I have not decided which one way is best.

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Thank you Gill

After stating the other day, how I would love more nestabilities but simply can not afford any. I received a very generous message from gill, to say that she would send me some shapes in the post. It was very generous. So when she asked me what card I wanted, I did not want to be greedy and say all the colours of the moon and everything. So i said I would like it white plain card. I was expecting 10 maybe. Then I received this in the post! In glitter card as well! Wow! so many and impossible to photograph them all! Very generous. We live in a world of crafting folk who are so kind and generous.

Thank you Gill, and do not forget to visit her lovely blog by clicking here.

Please email me your address Gill, so I can replace your stock especially your Glitter card!
Now off to craft with these...

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Wild Rose Studio - Milton With Stocking

Life has taken a turn on me. I feel like recently I am being punished for whatever wrong I may have done! It has constantly been a downward spiral. With so many problems. I want to be a good blogger, and I do not want to be one of those blogs where people always look for updates, but they are far few in between. I apologise. I hope to keep this up to date as much as possible, and get back to posting regularly. Just recently so much of my time has been taken up looking after my mother.

This time, I am spotlighting another gorgeous stamp from Wild Rose Studio. It is the turn of Milton with stocking stamp. It is gorgeous and so adorable.
Products used:
Wild Rose Studio - Milton With Stocking Stamp
Wild Rose Studio - Milton Christmas Papers
Promarkers - Honeycomb, Oatmeal, Crimson and Cardinel Red
Capsule - Heather Ribbon and Bows

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Quick update

At home, life has become a bit manic this week and I have been a bad blogger this week as a result. So I have not been able to blog or get around to commenting this week. I will hopefully catch up today or tomorrow. I have some cards to finish up for challenges and hopefully will have these posted.