Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Sketch challenge at Bearly Mine

So I'm back again, what's that twice in a week.

Yeh Yeh I know that would have to be a first in a very long time, but even though it's twice I'm still running a day late for this post.

So this week we have a "SKETCH" challenge over at Bearly Mine Challenges and it was an awesome sketch and was just what I needed as I had a card order from a lady that works with my hubby for her sister's 40th so I actually managed to get this one done in one afternoon.

As always we have some amazing sponsors this week and they are



About Marianne Design
Marianne Design is a Dutch owned craft manufacturer and wholesale supplier to craft retailers around the world. The company was established in 1994 by Marianne Perlot and is based in the Netherlands. For years now, we develop all our products with much care and quality. We have a practical understanding of the needs of crafters, we integrate product development, design and customer service to bring fresh ideas and beautiful products to the craft industry. All to enable the consumer to make beautiful cards, scrapbooks and other projects and enjoy this wonderful hobby. Our products are available in 18 countries around the world. We produce a wide range of products which represent a complete concept of paper crafts. There are different lines of stamps and dies with matching papers and materials to decorate your card or scrap. Products are chosen carefully for mixing and matching and stimulating creativity.
 
The history of Marianne Design

 
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PRIZE - 5 DIGI'S of the Winner's Choice
 
 
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PRIZE - £10 VOUCHER

So onto this week's sketch



So here is my card, which I thought was a great take on the above sketch.

 
 
 
 
 
 

So the lady I made this card for was very happy which I was very pleased to hear as it's always hard making a card when you don't have any favourite things to go on.

The products I've used are

Bearly Mine Designs - Mini Dots pp's
Image - Kenny K
American Craft cs & Thickers
SU & Chalk box ink
Marianne Designs, Spellbinder & unknown dies
I Am Roses flowers
Cremen Creations stamens
Robin's Nest dew drops
Doodlebug rubon alpha
Stampendous embossing powders & glitter
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I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Through the Craftroom Door - Always Anything Goes

The Crafty Bloggers Network - Girly

Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Sparkle N Sprinkle - Anything Goes, use glitter, embossing power and/or flocking

Allsorts - Anything but Christmas

So that's it for me, I should have been in bed a while ago as I have to start work at 8am tomorrow morning.

I don't think I'll be on before Christmas so to all my followers and fellow crafters out there I wish you all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS & A SAFE & HAPPY NEW YEAR.

Nighty nite.
xxxxxx

Monday, December 9, 2013

It's Christmas time at Emerald Faeries

Good afternoon fellow crafters

So I'm away with my hubby yet again having a wonderful time finishing my Christmas shopping and just chillin catching up on some DVD's and having a spa, hoping this will help my back feel a little better but no luck so far, maybe another spa after dinner tonight. We are unsure as to whether to go down the club for the smorgasbord for dinner or get Chinese delivered. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm what to do.

So onto why I am here today, I thought it was about time I updated my blog for our new challenge over at Emerald Faeries and it's "Christmas" time challenge.

I've seen that we have already quiet a few entries which is great to see especially at this time of the year as we all have so much going on. I haven't even sent my Christmas cards out yet and yet again I've left it too late to make them so I've bought a couple of packets this morning which will be going out tomorrow. My goal next year is to make all my Christmas cards by June 30, let's see if that happens or not. LOL LOL

So this month we have on offer

 Our lucky random winner will again receive
2 digital stamp of their choice or A printable Digital Kit
So here is my card, something a little different for Christmas but I just couldn't resist doing these colours, and also because I already had this image coloured and wanted to use my digi paper's from Bearly Mine Design these are beautiful papers and also my favourite colour combo.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
So this is my card and I think I'm going to have to cut it short as I think the internet access we have here is running very low as everything is taking a very long time to upload.
 
The products I've used are
 
American Crafts cs
Bearly Mine Desings pp's
Marianne Designs, Joy Crafts & My Favourite Things Dies
Kindy Glitz
Marvvy Liquid applique
SU ink
Lace
 
So happy crafting everyone and I'm looking forward to seeing all your creations.

 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Anything Goes

Good evening everyone and fellow crafters

So it's Team B's challenge time again over at Bearly Mine Challenges and this fortnight it's a "Anything Goes" challenge and we all know how much everyone loves these challenges, we generally end up with quiet a lot of entries which always fantastic.

Firstly I'd like to say thank you to everyone who joined in last weeks challenge and congratulations to the winner and Top 3.

So this week we have a couple of wonderful sponsors as always and they are

 


Alota Rubber Stamps is know for "The cutest little bugs in Town"
Search our web site for cute and whimsical rubber stamps. We also feature background scenes in full size and miniature and we have a large selection of tea bag folding stamps. For great inspiration be sure to visit our card gallery!
 
offering a $35 Gift Voucher
 

This challenge I've gone with a pretty apricot design and some beautiful flowers that I've only just taken delivery of from I Am Roses, they turned up just in time for this card.

My card

 
 
So I think this card turned out really pretty and I just love my new Lillies they are gorgeous, I also used some new dies that I've recently purchased as well. I was hoping to use some new products I've just purchased as well but my die cutting around my image didn't work so I ended up having to fussy cut it out.
 
The products I've used are
 
Bearly Mine Designs pp's
American Craft cs
A & T Emerald Fairies Image
I Am Roses & WOC flowers
Cremen Creations Styrofoam stamens
SU stamp, die & ink
La La Land, My Favourite Things, Memory Box & Marianne Designs dies
Marvy liquid appilique
Ribbon
Lace
Copic Markers

 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Lacy Sunshine Challenges - Anything Goes

Colour Me Creative - Anything Goes

Well as always I look forward to seeing what everyone comes up with this week and I can't wait to stop by for a look.

Happy crafting and Nighty Nite
xxxxxxxxxxxxx


 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Christmas in Pink

Hello fellow crafters

It's time again for a new challenge over at Bearly Mine Challenges and the challenge is "Christmas in Pink".

This was certainly a challenge for me as I'm not really a pink girl but I love the way it has turned out, it is a real girly Christmas card.

So before I get to my card we have some wonderful sponsors again for this challenge and they are


 
 
 
 
 

1 stamp of the winners choice.
 
We had an amazing amount of entries for last week's challenge, over 300 so I'm hoping that we can get close to that with this challenge as well. I know it's something a little different but who doesn't love a challenge or thinking outside the box.
 
So here is my card
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
So as you can see I've actually done the inside of this card, this is something I generally run out of time to do but thought I better get this one done as Christmas is now so close.
 
The Products I've used are
 
American Crafts cs
Bearly Mine Designs pp's
Image TiddlyInks (Winter Wryn & Snowman)
Marianne Designs & Quickkutz Dies
I Am Roses flowers
SU & Versa Magic Ink
Kindy Glitz
Kaisercraft bling
Lace
Pom pom trim 
Bling brad
 
I will be entering this card into the following challenges
 
 
Imagination Crafts Challenge - Glitter & Sparkle
 
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
 
Paper Playtime - Sparkle
 
Lacy Sunshine Challenges - It's a bling thing
 
Stamping Sensations - Christmas
 
The Ribbon Girls - Add Sparkle
 
Have a great week and I look forward to seeing your creations.
 
Nighty Nite
xxxxx

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Lace/Ribbon & Bling

Goooooooooooooood morning everyone

Well it's a beautiful morning here in sunny Forster, hoping though it doesn't get too hot today as we have a few things to do in the garden if my hubby is feeling up to it. He was hoping to return to work last night but unfortunately his cold flared up again so back to bed with more cold/flu tablets, hopefully he'll be returning on Tuesday arvo. I'm so thankful that I haven't been struck down with it as I really don't want it or even have the time to get sick.

So here we are it's that time again over at A & T Emerald Faeries and this month we have a real girly challenge, Lace/Ribbon & Bling, now who doesn't love using all of these products either on a card or a scrapbook layout.

We also have some wonderful news for you, drum roll please ................................................ we have another two new images to welcome to the FAERIES family and they are.

 
JEWEL
 

BINDIE

 
Now aren't they just another two gorgeous stamps, I had so much fun colouring these guys and making the cards and I can't wait to put them to good use again and again and again.

We've also had to wonderful ladies join us this month as Guest Designers and they have done some beautiful work, make sure you head on over to their blogs and have a look after stopping by and entering the challenge, they are Jenny D & Julie Price.

So now onto my two cards, this month I've actually kept my cards a little simple as I left making them until two nights before the blog went live and then had to take photo's and edit them the night before after work. The results though I'm really happy with and I have used some amazing flowers by a lady who used to be one of our DT members Lucinda.

Firstly here is Jewel

 
 
 
 
 
Isn't she adorable, you can just imagine what she is thinking about.
 
The products I've used on this card are
 
American Crafts cs
My Favourite Things  & Spellbinder Dies
Stampin Up ink, stamp & die
Robin's Nest dew drops
Kindy Glitz
Kaisercraft pp's
Petal Lu flowers
Chalk ink
Ribbon
 
Secondly here is Bindie
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bindie is just so cute.
 
The products I've used on this card are
 
American Crafts cs
pp's from my left over stash
I Am Roses flowers
Cremen Creations stamens
My Favourite Things & Spellbinder dies
Lilly of the Valley stamp
Stampin Up ink
Robins Nest dew drops
Kindy Glitz
 
So I hope to see plenty of you heading over to the blog to join in our challenge this month and I hope to see some if not all of you using one of our new digi's, there are four fabulous designs to choose from now.
 
I would like to enter these cards into the following challenges:
 
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
 
Flutter By Wednesday's - Any Winged Creature
 
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
 
Whimsy Inspiration - Anything Goes
 
So that's it for me this morning, boy has the time flown as I've been doing this an hour has gone by and the washing machine has just finished and I think it's time for some breaky.
 
Have a great weekend everyone and I can't wait to see what you all come up with.
 
Happy crafting.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

PURPLE, ORANGE & BLACK CHALLENGE

Good evening fellow card markers

So it's Team B's challenge time and this fortnight it is a PURPLE, ORANGE & BLACK challenge over at Bearly Mine Challenges and this was an interesting one for me put the end result I love even if I do say so myself............. LOL LOL

As always we have some wonderful sponsors joining us for this week's challenge and they are

 


Alota Rubber Stamps is know for "The cutest little bugs in Town"
Search our web site for cute and whimsical rubber stamps. We also feature background scenes in full size and miniature and we have a large selection of tea bag folding stamps. For great inspiration be sure to visit our card gallery!

 


 
Well I know so of you are going to fall over when you realise I've actually uploaded my blog on time for the first time in I don't know how long. This is a surprise to myself this week as I've had my mum sick again and now hubby has the same flu and is off work till Friday, fingers crossed I don't get it as I really don't want it. I'm thinking myself lucky as everyone at work has had it this year and now mum & dad and also my BFF and her kids have had it. LUCKY

I'm sitting here listening to the most wonderful noise, it's RAINING finally we haven't had any rain in I don't know how long. It's really nice to have it as we really need it but the weeds in the garden are just going to love it. Bugger

So onto my card

 
 
 
 
 
The products I have used are
 
Bearly Mine Designs pp's
American Craft cs
Image The Paper Shelter
My Favourite Things & Marianne Designs Dies
WOC & I Am Roses flowers
Cremen Creations crystal leaf & stamens
SU stamp, marker & ink
Robins Nest dew drops
Tim Holtz distress ink
 
So I hope to see plenty of you coming along to join in the fun and I look forward to visiting your blog's and commenting on your creations.
 
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
 
The Crafty Bloggers Network - Anything Goes
 
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
 
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
 
Happy Crafting everyone.