Sunday, 31 July 2011

Stamptacular Challenge

This week’s challenge is going to be so much fun! We can’t wait to see what you create! This week's challenge is a…
“FRIENDS are Heaven Sent!”
For this weeks challenge you will create a card or project with a friendship theme for your special friend. Tell us who you’ll be sending it to and why he/she is so special to you and be entered TWO TIMES into this week’s drawing for our fabulous prizes! Oh…and don’t forget to stamp! After all, we don’t call this STAMPtacular for nothing!
I have made a card for my Mum whom I consider to be one of my best friends. She is bravely nursing her younger brother who has terminal cancer and is not long for this world. I just wanted to let her know that I am thinking about her and admire her immensely for what she is doing.

Paper: Prima
Stamps: Serendipity wild flowers
Flowers: Wild Orchad Crafts
Butterfly stamp: Stamps Away
Lettering: Doodlebug
Sentiment: Polka Doodles
Ribbon, gems & lace: Crafts 4 U

This was a quick card to make with simple matting and layering. It has been embellished with loads of flowers, ribbon and butterfly, whom have gem trails! The stamped image in the centre is from a set I have had for eons and only recently reiscovered because I had no internet for ages and ages. I have now completed oodles and oodles of projects with this set. The images was stamped in brown and colored softly with Mica powder made into paint!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Crafty Cardmakers - butterflies
Karens Doodles - "bingo" - I chose to use "gems, diecuts & flowers"

Will start to add all the items I have made over the last 4 weeks but couldn't share with you, in the next couple of days.


Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Long time no blog!

Firstly let me warn you that this is a long post, so if you fancy getting yourselves a coffee and a cake before starting, please do . . . hee, hee, hee!

Well I've missed everything about the internet . . . food shopping online, catching up with friends, email, my wireless printer and loads more but am so happy that now after nearly 4 weeks my internet problems are over . . . if that changes, I will not be responsible for my actions . . . hint, hint to certain companies who know who they are !

Whilst away, I have still been busy crafting and playing with my inks, stamps, masks and loads of other fun stuff which at times, does get neglected and in this post, I am going to share my projects for all the Fab'n'Funky challenges I have missed and never got to share with you all. So here goes . . .

Challenge #78 - Summer Loving

Image: Sassy Cheryl's
Papers: MME and pearlised paper (from stash)
Sentiment: Stampin Up
Butterfly die cut and swirls: Marianne Creatables
Butterfly brads: unknown

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
KB Cute Monday - use a digi image

Challenge #79 - Bermuda Triangle

Papers: MME
Die cut frames, wand and frog
Card Candi 
Ribbon from stash
Flower from Wild Orchard Crafts
Sentiment: unknown stamp

Challenge #80 - Purple Haze
Papers : Prima
Image: Robyn's Digital Fetish
Sentiment: Stampin Up
Ribbon and Card Candi from stash
Holly leaves are handcut

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
The Crazy Challenge - Christmas in July
KB Cute Monday - use a digi image
The Crafty Pad - Christmas in July

Challenge #81 - Bakers Dozen

Papers: Funky Fairy's Papercrafts
Sentiment: MME
Image: Whimsie Doodles
Ribbon from stash

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
KB Cute Monday - use a digi image

Challenge #82 - Animal Magic

Images: recycled from an old Christmas card
Papers: DCWV
Card Candi, mini pegs and twine from stash
Holly leaves are hand cut

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Creative Craft Challenges - decoupage or lots of big layers
The Crazy Challenge - Christmas in July
The Crafty Pad - Christmas in July
Crafting for all seasons - furry friends

Phew . . . thinks that's every challenge entered now for each week I was away and have got bored now, so will add additional details when 've had a quick coffee.


Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Sorry but . .

I still have no internet and have borrowed a friends computer. Our router is knackered and being fixed as PC world wouldn't give us a replacement. We should get it back this weekend . . . fingers crossed. I am so pleased that it is getting towards the end of term as Aaron's level of homework has diminished so the need for the PC is less but he is not happy about having to stay afte school to do it if he needs a PC. This is further compounded as we have a wireless printer too!

Well at least I've had time to play with my stamps and inks more. Hope you are all well and if I owe anyone an email, please bear with me,