Sunday, 24 October 2010

Hot Choccy, Marshmallows and Cream card

Hi all
I hope this scheduled post thingy works otherwise I will have been talking to myself lol! We should still be enjoying our holiday at Duinrell, Holland when this post goes live.

The new challenge over on CCW has been set by my teamie Choccy!

She has very aptly chosen a theme of Hot Choccy, Marshmallows and Cream - rather yummy I must say!!

We welcome back an old friend Stitcy Bear Stamps who is our sponsor this challenge.

I have used the Hands of Time digi image, papers are from Making Memories and the stamped flourishes are Tim Holtz.

Monday, 18 October 2010

Pink and Brown challenge at Incy Wincy

Hi all

Well we will be on our way to Duinrell later on today and I for one can't wait to spend loads of quality time with my lovely family! We should have had this holiday at the end of July/beginning of August but after Zaid got knocked over we had to postpone it, so it is well and truly long overdue lol!

This week over on Incy Wincy we have a FAB colour combo, in fact one of my many favourites - pink and brown!

We have a great sponsor this week Di's Digi Downloads and the lucky winner of this weeks challenge will get to choose 5 images! I have had a browse through the store and there are some real cute images!

I have coloured the image using Promarkers (for a change lol), papers are by Paper Cellar, ribbon and brad type things (can't remember what they are called haha) are from my stash.

Friday, 15 October 2010

Finally some playtime!

Hi all

Finally had some time to play today as I am off, yipee, I should really be packing though as we are off to Duinrell in Holland on Monday (kids are mega excited)!! It has been another long and tough week. I can't believe it has been almost a week since I went to Happy Stampers North West show at Port Sunny with my lovely crafting buddy Lisa Jane, had a good laff and spending was quite restrained LOL!

While we were there I bumped into some lovely crafting buddies and met lots for the first time, besides being surrounded by rubber stamps all day bumping into friends new and old was a real highlight!

Love the photo inspiration over on the Playdate Cafe again this week and these colours made me think of the seaside! I have used a Crafty Individuals (CI 284) stamp which I bought from HSNW, stamped in Memento and coloured in using Promarkers, I used chalks for the sky and sea. Layered with Kraft, Core'dination and ric rac.

I fell in love with this stamp, they look like friends having a great time splashing in the sea and as the challenge over on Allsorts is inspiration from a song title, mine is That's What Friends Are For By Elton John And Dionne Warwick (love the lyrics to that song).

Monday, 11 October 2010

Faux it up on Incy Wincy

Hi all

Not had a good week at all as my PC has a virus, even with a virus killer which is updated regularly boohoo! I am having to use my kids PC at the moment but I don't have any of the programs on here which I use for photo editing etc! Hopefully my husband can salvage my files!!

This week over on Incy Wincy we have a fab theme of "Faux it up", it can be faux anything, metal, stitching, buttons, the world is your oyster really!

I have used faux stitching on my card, this super cute image is "moon" from Aspire to Thrive Children's charity

We are bring sponsored this week by Aspire to Thrive Children's Charity.

I have coloured the image in using promarkers, papers are Nana's Nursery. White "stitching" was using a Inkssentials white pen.

Brads and bows over on Sweet Pea Stampers

This was meant to go live on Friday but as I am having a virus nightmare with my PC I couldn't post it!

This fortnights challenge on Sweet Pea Stampers is to use bows or brads (or both) on your creations.

We have some amazing prizes this week too (3 stamps up for grabs) and are being sponsored by Sweet Pea Stamps

I have used both, the bow is from a box of chocolates (which fits into Passion for Promarkers recycling challenge) which are long gone but were rather yummy lol, the square brads are from my stash. Image was coloured in using Promarkers, papers are MME Bailey. Flowers are from my stash and the pearl centres were made by using Woodware Pearly stuff.

Monday, 4 October 2010

Monday moaning

Sorry that should be Monday moaning, feel like I have not had a break from work this weekend boohoo!

Our new challenge over on Incy Wincy this week is a nice easy one to add a bit of sparkly glitter to your creation!

This week we are honoured to have Michelle Perkett Studios sponsoring us. The DT were given an image each to play with.

I coloured the image in with Promarkers and then added Glamour dust to add some sparkle!

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Lou's Monochrome Challenge - Creative Craft World

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Just a quick post as Mr Blogger keeps messing about and keeps giving me the Service Unavailable 503 sign... he might as well be pulling his tongue out and saying nah nah nah!!!

Anyway, today is a brand new challenge over on Creative Craft World and as the title suggests it is a colour challenge to use black, white and silver.

We have 2 amazing new sponsors this week The Crafty Pad & Little Claire's

I have made an "Art Deco" card for my DT sample as I love the classic look using the Lilac Lemon stamp from Crafts and Me. The image was coloured in Promarkers, flowers got the glamour dust treatment. The silver roses are from Jazzlins Designs. Matted and layered using silver and black cardstock.

Here are the challenge rules:
1. Post on blog must be titled 'Lou's Monochrome Challenge'
2. Link to the post and not your general blog
3. Link back to CCW challenge blog within your post
4. Leave a comment on our challenge post after entering
5. Your entry can be entered into 5 other challenges, any entered into more will be ineligible.
6. Only enter new projects please

ONLY people who have followed all these rules will be eligible to win.