Thursday, 30 September 2010

Pretty Tilda


Today I would like to show you this pretty card I've made using Cute Circus Tilda from the Magnolia Apples and Cherries Collection.

I coloured Tilda's skin using Copic Markers and her clothes with Promarkers.  I added a little glitter on the frills of her dress.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

CRAFT Challenge - Fancy Florals
Creative Card Crew - Blooming Marvelous
Totally Tilda - Glitter and Sparkle


Stamp: Cute Circus Tilda
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Colour Medium: Copics and Promarkers
Papers: From my stash
Embellishments: Ribbon, Flowers, Brads Spacers, Gems and Metal Flowers all from my stash

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you like it.


Friday, 24 September 2010

The Stamping Bazaar's First Challenge

Hi Everyone !!!

It's a big day today over at The Stamping Bazaar! We're unveiling not one or two but FOUR upcoming releases and hosting our first (but certainly not last) challenge --and it's a very special one too:

Operation Write Home is an organization that sends blank handmade greeting cards for all occasions to deployed military service members to write home on. They’ve mailed approximately 500,000 cards so far—and are still going strong! Our challenge to you is to make cards to send to them.

The theme of this challenge is simply to make a Christmas card to be mailed to Operation Write Home. There are no restrictions as to which stamps you can use --all manufacturers/stamp companies are welcome!

Hop on over to The Stamping Bazaar Blog for all the details on how to enter.

The challenge goes on until Friday, October 8th, 11:59pm EST and of course there will be PRIZES!!

Patriotic Eagle - Soldier Pug

The Patriotic Eagle and Soldier Pug digis have been created especially for the occasion of this challenge! They will be released at the end of the challenge, after the winners have been announced, and we will be giving them out in the form of the following prizes:

Grand Prize of both the Patriotic Eagle and Soldier Pug digis PLUS one (1) digi of choice from the TSB store given to one winner chosen at random.

One (1) Patriotic Eagle digi to a winner chosen by Marina Neira.

One (1) Soldier Pug digi to a winner chosen by DT Coordinator Kellie Winnell.

Here's some inspiration for you to get you right in the Christmas mood so you can get those OWH challenge cards made. But these aren't just any cards... they feature sneak peeks of two MORE upcoming digi stamps: Hansel with Present and Jolly Josie!
Hansel With Present
Jolly Josie

Don't forget to keep an eye on the TSB blog and Facebook page for the Hansel with Present and Jolly Josie release dates!

Thanks for stopping by today.


Thursday, 23 September 2010

Nancy With Bouquet


Today's card features this super sweet image called Nancy with Bouquet.  Nancy was designed by Marina Neira and is available as a digi image from The Stamping Bazaar.

 I coloured Nancy using my Promarkers.  Here's a close up:

 I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

A Spoon Full Of Sugar - Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday - All About The Girls
Papertake Weekly - Animal Magic
Stamp Something - September Digi Day
Lets Craft & Create - Cute


Image: Nancy With Bouquet from The Stamping Bazaar
Colouring Medium: Promarkers
Papers:  From my stash
Tools: Martha Stewart Arched Lattice Punch.  Nesties Labels 11 with Sizzix Big Shot
Embellishments: Lace and Charm from my stash.  Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you like it.


Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Spesch Stamps Halloween Release Blog Hop !!!


It's release time again over at Spesch Designer Stamps!!!

To celebrate this release, Tracey of Spesch Designer Stamps has organised a fabulous Blog Hop where you will be able to see all of the new releases and lots of fantastic creations.  If you hopped to me from Miranda then you're on the right track, if not then hop on over to Angelique to start the Blog Hop. 

Just in case you get lost here's a list of every stop on the Hop

Penni - You Are Here !!!

All the images in this release are Halloween themed.  I've used three of the images to make the cards I'm showing you today. 

For my first card I used Rose. 

Isn't she great?  I coloured her with my Promarkers, I think the black and red suit her perfectly!  All the papers and embellishments are from my stash. 

The second image is called Max - he really is a cool dude!!!

Again I used my Promarkers to colour the image.  All the papers are from my stash. 

For my final card I used Jasper - he's my favourite from this release.

I put my Promarkers to work again and used papers and embellishments from my stash.

So, how would you like to win some of these images?    Well, you can and here's how: 

Tracey will pick 3 random winners from any of the comments along the blog hop.

1st prize is 3 images of your choice
2nd prize is 2 images of your choice
3rd prize is 1 image of your choice.

You have up until 11.59pm (Melbourne Australia Time) on 23 September to leave a comment.

To continue the hop, you need to visit Renkata.  Don't forget to leave comments along the way to be in with a chance of winning some of these fabulous images, and if you don't win you can still get you hands on these images, and more, at the Spesch Designer Stamps Store.

Thanks for stopping by.


Saturday, 18 September 2010

Whiff Of Joy GD Call


Katharina over at Whiff Of Joy is on the lookout for some new Guest Design Team Members.  To be in with a chance of winning a place, you have to create a bottle tag using at least one Whiff of Joy image. 

Here's mine:

I used Whiff Of Joy's Willow Dressing Up stamp and coloured her with my Copic Markers.

I decided to keep the design quite simple to show off this lovely image. 

I'm also entering this bottle tag into the following challenges:
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes
Copic Creations - Shading


Stamp: Whiff Of Joy "Willow Dressing Up"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Colouring Medium: Copic Markers
Card: From my stash
Tools: Nesties Large Circles, Large Scalloped Circles and Labels 11 with Sizzix Big Shot
Flowers: From my stash

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you like it.


Wednesday, 15 September 2010

WOYWW 15.09 - No Desk Just Cats !!!


Time for WOYWW again. 

No desk from me this week, I'm busy with some DT Work, so there's no peeking !!!!

I thought I would give you a treat and show you a few Kitty Kat pictures instead.  Regular visitors may have seen some of these already, but they're still cute even at second viewing LOL!!!

Well, thanks for stopping by.  Hope you liked these pictures!!
If you hop over to Julia's Blog you'll find a list of  WOYWWers whose desks you can visit !!!!


Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Peggy's Birthday Blog Hop Surprise!!!!

Hi Everyone

Today is Peggy's Birthday and her daughter Barbara has organised a Special Birthday Blog Hop Surprise in her honour.  How special is that ?!!!!  

If you hopped to me from Barbara then you're on the right track, if not and you want to join in today's Special Birthday Blog Hop, then you'll find the start of the hop at Barbara's.

Everyone on the hop has made a Birthday Card for Peggy, here's mine:

I chose to use this lovely Tilda image from the Christmas 2010 collection.  She's called Sneaky Tilda, I think she's so cute hiding that gift behind her back.  She is such a versatile stamp, of course she is a Christmas stamp but she is perfect for a Birthday too!!!

I'm going to enter this card into the following challenges:

Stampin' For The Weekend - Shabby or Vintage
The Stamp Man Challenge - Distress
Paper Pretties - Brads or Eyelets
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - Birthday
Wild Orchid Crafts - Pins and Pearls


Stamp: Sneaky Tilda from Magnolia Christmas 2010 Collection
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Colouring Medium: Copic Markers
Papers: From my stash
Tools: Nesties Labels 8 with Sizzix Big Shot.  Stampin' up Scalloped Edger Punch.  Tim Holtz Paper Distresser
Embellishments: Lace, Brads, Ribbon, Pin, Pearls and Flowers all from my stash

The next stop on your hop is Danni, and don't forget to stop by Peggy's place and wish her a Happy Birthday.

Now it just remains for me to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY PEGGY.  I hope you have a fantastic day. 


Sunday, 12 September 2010

Adorable Bikkie !!!


Today I would like to show you this card that I've made using a Digi Image from The Stamping Bazaar.

Isn't he cute.  He is called Bikkie the Platypus and you can find him HERE, along with many other super cute critters all designed by the talented Marina Neira of The Stamping Bazaar.

Here's a close up of Bikkie. 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Paper Sundaes - Use a minimum of three different types of embellishments
A Spoon Full Of Sugar - Animal Crackers
Crafts & Me Challenges  - Gems & Sparkle
Southern Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - Flower


Image: Bikkie the Platypus available from The Stamping Bazaar
Colouring Medium: Promarkers
Papers: From my stash
Tools: Nesties Large Octagons and Large Rectangles with Sizzix Big Shot
Embellishments: Flowers by Prima, Gems, Brads and Ribbon from my stash

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you like it. 


Friday, 10 September 2010

Post It Note Holders

Hi Everyone

Just a quick post this evening to show you the Post It Note Holders I made for my boys to give to their new teachers at the beginning of term.

 I kept them nice and simple.

 I'm entering these into the following challenges:

Fab N Funky - Whateva !
The Paper Players - Clean & Simple


Stamps: From Stampin' Up Forest Friends Set
Ink: Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip
Tools: Nesties Squares and Scalloped Squares
Paper & Card: From Stampin' Up
Ribbon: From my stash

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you like them.


Wednesday, 8 September 2010

WOYWW 08.09.10

Hi There !!!

Time for WOYWW again.

I have a very elegant looking Thomas on my desk this morning.

And a rather nosy Pablo!!!

He gets quite frustrated sometimes, trying to get hold of the flowers LOL!!!

Last Bank Holiday Monday we made a spur of the moment trip to the seaside with the boys.  We went up to Cleethorpes for the day.  As you can see from this picture of William, it was rather windy LOL!!!!  The kids had a great day though, running up and down the beach, it does them good to use all that stored up energy!!

So, hop on over the Julia's Blog to see a list of all us brave WOYWWers, and enjoy a good mid week nosy around!!