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Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Tilda The Cheerleader - Simon Says Stamp DT Card

Hello peeps,
Thanks so much for all your suggestions regarding my laptop problems, I'm currently trying out Safari & fingers crossed, touch wood & all that, so far so good. I even managed to pop round and visit everyone who left me a comment on my last card as well as leave my DT comms yaaaayyyy lol.

Today is new challenge day at
SIMON SAYS STAMP
& this week our challenge is
SPORTY & / OR PATRIOTIC

This week my lovely teamies & I are featuring Cuttlebug products on our cards.
I have at last cut into my Magnolia stamp club from The Winner Takes It All collection which has been sat neglected in a drawer for months, shame on me lol.
Ingredients -
Featured products - Cuttlebug, Vintage Corner & Divine Swirls embossing folder
Image - Cheerleader Tilda, Magnolia
Medium - Copics
Papers - Magnolia
Sentiment - Magnolia, Postmarks - Bo Bunny
Pearls - Melissa Frances
Ribbon - Diamond Net Crinoline (another neglected item, oops)
Roses - Prima
Tools - MS Cherry Blossoms PATP, frond leaf & classic 3-in-1 butterfly punches, Spellbinders fancy tag, oval nesties & floral ovals

A lot of people have emailed and asked me how I manage to get the card out of the floral oval nestie as they find the card rips as it's difficult to remove it from the die. I've also found this so I die cut it and then turn the nestie over and emboss it a couple of times on what is technically the wrong side to try to help to ease the card out of the die and then use a cocktail stick to gently poke through the nestie. It is a lot more of a palava than using a normal nestie & it does take a bit of time but the dies are pretty so I think it's worth the extra effort.
The Copic colours I've used are -
skin - E11, E00, E000, R20, E93, hair - E44, E43, E41, clothes & pom poms - C3, C1, C00 / R85, R83, R81 / RV00, RV10
As always our lovely Heidi is sponsoring our challenge with a whopping $50 in store spending spree in the fabby
Simon Says Stamp
Don't forget to visit the STORE BLOG peeps for lots of inspiration, new products & chances to win some lovely goodies
I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Celebrate The Occasion - happy birthday, Deep Ocean - welcome Summer, Sassy Cheryl's - Summer, Bunny Zoe's - girls, girls, girls, Crafty Boots - sports, Hooked On Crafts - all that glitters, Love To Create - anything goes, Make It Monday - anything goes, Stamps & Fun = Creativity - birthday, Use Your Stuff - sewing, Corrosive - summertime girls, Penny Black & More - my favourite things (Magnolia stamps, flowers, pearls), Sentimental Sunday's - cute & girly, Sunday Sketch & Stamp - sketch, The Squirrel & The Fox - make it sparkle, 2 Sisters - anything goes, Inspire Me Fridays - anything goes, Just Magnolia - summer colours, Stempelsonne - sports & games
When I was out pottering in my garden I noticed Suggs (cat) was fascinated by the soak away drain by the patio & I spent ages trying to get the cover off & eventually manage to rescue this little chap who'd got stuck down there, I just hope he survives hubby's big fish as I popped him in among the pond plants.
 Aww so tiny & cute, yes I think frogs are cute, is that weird lol.
nagging friend has at last got me to join Facebook for a GDT post as the DT group I need to upload my cards in is on there. I have no idea what I am doing on there yet as I'm still having a tantrum about having to join as in my world cards belong on blogs lol, but I'm told I need to have myself verified as my blog owner for my blog to be linked to Facebook by Networked blogs!!! If anyone fancy's following me on Networked blogs so I can add it to Facebook I'd be very grateful, the box is in my sidebar, thanks peeps, & thanks for stopping by

Sunday, 24 June 2012

I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles - Addicted To Stamps DT Card

Good morning peeps,
It's wonderful to see the good old British summer is still in full swing here, my garden has gone wild with all this rain, & there's always a bright side it's looking so lush and green & saves me watering it lol.
I have decided I still really don't like this pink laptop, blogging takes me so much longer which means I get to visit less of you :( I'm going to have to ring that helpline again as it doesn't seem to matter which browser I use they all have different problems on this thing. So far I've tried IE which is so slow, freezes & I have trouble scrolling down the page, Firefox freezes, I can't select drop down boxes making paying for stash etc impossible & I have trouble with the pop up comments box closing when clicked on, Chrome is the worse and tabs shut when I click on them so switching between windows is impossible!!! Any suggestions of other browsers that are good & worth a try would be greatly appreciated peeps before I fatally harm this darn thing lol.

Today is new challenge day at
& this fortnight our lovely Nadell has come up with a 
Ingredients -
Image - Mo Manning
Sentiment - Magnolia
Medium - Copics
Papers - Pink Paislee, Butterfly Garden
Butterfly - Prima
Fancy Corner - e-crafts
Pin- homemade
Lace & Flowers - Wild Orchid & Kort & Godt
Pearls - Melissa Frances, String Of Pearls - Wild Orchid
The Copic colours I've used are -
skin - E11, E00, E000, R20, E93, hair - E25, E31, E50, clothes - YR01, YR00, YR0000 / G24, G21, G20, chair - E57, E55, E53, E51, bubbles & bubbles pot - B0000, B60, BV20 / BV17, BV11, BV01, BV0000
 
 Here is Nadell's fabby sketch to play with
 I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
 2 Sisters - anything goes, Allsorts - dies, Sweet Stampin' - ribbon & bows, Digi Days - girlie, Fairytale - soft colour tones, Inspire Me Fridays - anything goes, Raise The Bar - summer, Stampin' For The Weekend - show us your style (girlie), Aud's Sentiments - bingo (happy, ribbon & die cut), Cute Card Thursday - here comes summer, MAWTT - birthday, Crafts & Me - anything goes, Divas By Design - die cut, Papertake - bingo (middle row across)
That's me done for now peeps, hubby wants to go shopping, groan. He's so strange as he's not like the other men who look grumpy and bored pushing a trolley around mine is in his element & enjoys it for some bizarre reason which I will never understand, I'd so much rather order it online and have it delivered lol.
Thanks for stopping by

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Hey Gnomie - Kraftin' Kimmie GDT Card

Hello peeps,
Hubby & Jodie arrived home safe and soaked from the ride from Plymouth docks, they are both tanned and tired and managed to trash my nice clean & tidy house in minutes, bless them I say through gritted teeth lol. Six loads of washing later I have finally cleared their washing and I'll be giving them their own ironing as I've much better things to do lol.

Today I have another GDT card to share for Kraftin' Kimmie as it's new challenge day & this week the challenge is

I have actually made another "man card" which as you know I don't enjoy as much as a nice flowery OTT girlie card but being short of time it needed to be a quick card.

Ingredients -
Medium - Copics
Papers - Tim Holtz
Film Strip - Tim Holtz
Stars - Studio Calico
Twine - Hemptique
Charm - stash
Tools - nesties, SCAD corner die & sewing machine

The Copic colours I've used are -
skin - E11, E00, E000, R20, E93, hair - E19, E17, E15, clothes - B41, B21, B0000 / E77, E74, E71 / YR23, YR21 / G43, G40, rock - N5, N3, N1, N0, water - BG11, BG10, BG0000, B0000

I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Inspire Me Fridays - anything goes, Raise The Bar - Summer, 4 Crafty Chicks - by the sea, CCEE - masculine cards, Cute Card Thursday - here comes Summer, Delightful Challenges - anything goes, MAWTT -birthday, Crafting For All Seasons - for a man, My Mum's Craft Shop - about the boys, The Paper Shelter - the great outdoors, Celebrate The Occasion - welcome Summer, Deep Ocean - welcome Summer, Scrap Creations - vacation, Papertake - bingo (middle row across), Desmet Designs - for men & boys, Make It Monday - anything goes, Simon Says Stamp & Show - a bit of brown
 

Time to rescue the washing off the line me thinks as it's getting very dark & grey again here after a lovely sunny morning.
Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Tilda Wall Hanging - Simon Says Stamp DT

Good afternoon peeps,
I have scheduled my post today as we have a new publishing time for our challenge each week at Simon Says Stamp which is 2pm UK time, and about now I will be busy kissing and cuddling our gorgeous little Ollie :)
Today is new challenge day at 
and this week our challenge is

Today is the first day of the new DT at Simon Says Stamp, nine of us original girlies are staying on the DT but it's been a fond farewell for some of my lovely teamies and we welcome six new ladies to the team.
This week the DT are featuring 7 Gypsies / Maya Road products.
Ingredients -
Featured product - 7 Gypsies board kit banner
Image - Magnolia, Pearl Tilda, Sentiment - Magnolia
Medium - Copics
Twine - Hemptique
 Charm - Darice
Butterfly trinket - Bo Bunny
 The Copic colours I've used are -
skin - E11, E00, E000, R20, E93, hair - E44, E43, E41, top & tail - RV52, RV00, RV000, B41, BG11, BG0000, seahorse - E37, E35, E33, E30 / E55, E53, E51, E50
Simon Says Stamp
As always our lovely Heidi is sponsoring our challenge with a whopping $50 is store spending spree in the 
A FABULOUS Blog Hop to celebrate the launch on the new Simon Says Stamp Exclusives Dies starts today !! You will need to hop over to the Simon Says Stamp Blog to join in the FUN & there are LOTS of fabulous prizes on offer!
I'm entering my wall hanging in the following challenge -
Sketch & Stash - sketch #85


Oldie But a Goodie - banners &/or bunting (old stash-papers, dies, flowers), Papertake - bingo (punches, glitter & blooms), The Ribbon Carousel - heavy metal, Make It Monday - anything goes, Tammy's Scrappin' Corner - ribbons or bows, Hooked On Craft - all that glitters, Simon Says Stamp & Show - a bit of brown, The Crazy Challenge - twine, pearls, dies, Cutie Pie - stitching, Great Impressions - die cuts & punches, Magnolia Down Under - bingo (bottom row), Craft Your Days Away - bingo (middle row down), Inspire Me Fridays - anything goes
That's me done for today peeps, my little travelers are due home tomorrow night, I can't believe how fast the days have gone by, I haven't had time to miss them and no doubt I'll soon be knee deep in washing lol.
Thanks for stopping by

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Tilda's On Holiday & Candy

Hello lovely peeps,
hubby & Jodie have been on their holiday for a week now and I've been sooooooo busy with DT & GDT cards & seeing friends & family I hadn't got any of the things I'd planned to do at home done yet, & as the days seem to whizz by today I deliberately stayed away from my laptop, craft room & that darn telephone & had a good old blitzing session and I feel so much happier for it :)
I have even finally painted and put together the 12x12 wooden paper storage units I bought a couple of weeks ago, that was one tedious job but I know I will love them when they are in use it will be so much nicer than having lots of plastic boxes of papers, my tiny little craft room is so chock-a-block now there's hardly room for me lol.

I have missed using my miss Tilda, can you believe it had been over a week since I inked one up, shocking lol.
Today is new challenge day at
& this fortnight our challenge is
Ingredients -
Medium - Copics
Papers - Magnolia
Sentiment - Magnolia
Pearls - Zava Creative
Flowers - Wild Orchid, Kort & Godt, Magnolia
The Copic colours I've used are -
skin - E11, E00, E000, R20, E93, hair - E44, E43, E41, dress - R85, R83, R81, RV00 / C3, C1, C00, shell - E15, E13, E1, E00
I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
The Sketchy Challenges - sketch, Corrosive - feeling punchy, Let's Ink It Up - favourite embellie (flowers)
While I've been sorting out/trashing my craft room today I discovered some candy that was unclaimed and I think a month is more than enough time to claim it! As I've deleted the Mr Linky I used I can't draw another winner from the previous entries so I thought I would offer it again.
This little candy consists of 2 x Lili Of The Valley stamps. It's not compulsory to add it to your sidebar or link up but you can of course if you want to, just pop your details in Mr Linky and I will draw the winner at the end of the month.
Thanks for stopping by

Kraftin' Kimmie Release Day & Blog Hop GDT card

Good morning peeps,
 It’s Krafty RELEASE Day at Kraftin’ KimmieStamps!!!  And we’re celebrating with a KRAFTY HOP!!  There are SO many incredible new stamps to SEE this month, so let’s get started!   

 You will get to see most of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our JUNE Krafty Hop!
 If you have arrived from 
then you are on the right track, if not and you want to join the hop from the beginning and get to see all the DT'S amazing creations hop over to the 

Over the last few days in our KraftyPeeks, we have shared lots of AWESOME new stamps from all our artists!  We’ve got something for everyone!!  Lulu is back from Cheryl Alger.....we know how much you love her!!  And this time, she’s brought her sister!!  So we have a new set called LULU AND LIBBY!  We also have TWO fantastic sets of SUPER COOL TEENS from Emilie Goulet called GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN and SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT!!!  And of course we have an amazing new set of six PETER PAN stamps from Annie Rodrigue, along with a perfectly coordinating set of PETER PAN SENTIMENTS!!!  OH and don’t forget the set in our BRAND NEW line of stamps called THANK YOU TRINKETS by the lovely Nicole Aspinall!!!  

For my card today I have used another of the new Super Cool Teens
Ingredients -
Image & Sentiment - Kraftin' Kimmie
Medium - Copics
Papers - Craft Creations
Pearls - Hero Arts
Roses - Wild Orchid
Tools - MS frond leaf punch, nesties, SCAD fancy corners & sewing machine
As you hop from blog to blog, be sure to leave a comment at each and every stop because some lucky stampers will win packages of these incredible stamps from the new release!!  And when you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’Kimmie shop, because ALL the new images are NOW available!  
The next fabby blog on the hop is 

 I'll be back later with my Totally Tilda DT card :)
Thanks for stopping by

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Hook & Smee - Kraftin' Kimmie GDT

Hello peeps,
Another day, another post, I'm not used to all this cardmaking and blogging, think I need a lie down lol.

It's DAY FOUR of Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps June previews and today we are showcasing an amazing new set of Peter Pan stamps from Annie Rodrigue, I just love these :)
It's also new challenge day at 
and this weeks challenge is
 Ingredients -
Images & Sentiment - Kraftin Kimmie
Medium - Copics
Twine - Hemptique
Buttons - Memory Box die
The Copic colours I've used are -
skin - E11, E00, E000, R20, E93 
Hook - hair C9, C7, C5, C1, clothes, hat & boots R89, R59, R39 /  C3, C1, C00 /  YR23, YR21 / N9, N5, N3 / W6, W4, W2, W0 
Smee - hair C3, C1, C00 clothes & hat - W7, W6, W4, W2, W0 / B97, B95, B93 / C3, C1, C00
treasure chest - E55, E53, E51 / C5, C3, C1 / YR20, YR21 / E41, E40

Here is the fabby sketch
It's a nice easy one  so I hope you can join us :)
I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
 Little Red Wagon - boy's birthday,  Penny's Paper-Crafty - Fathers Day/man card, LEJ Designs - daddy dearest/male project, Tammy's Scrappin' Corner - for the boys, The Pink Elephant - masculine,There's Magic In The Air - one for the boys,  Dream Valley - for that special guy,  Simply Create Too - Fathers Day/Male card, Inspire Me Fridays - anything goes, Aud's Sentiments - child's birthday, DYSU - boys/men, Moving Along With The Times - kraft, Make It Monday - anything goes, Card Makin' Mamas - Fathers Day / Special man, Crafts For Eternity - Fathers Day / male project, Fussy & Fancy - bot attitude, Delightful Challenges - for the boys
Be sure to check out what the the Krafty Girls and Guests have created, you will find the list, as always, on the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog.
Thanks for stopping by

Friday, 15 June 2012

Teens - Kraftin' Kimmie GDT

Hello peeps,
Sorry I'm late today I thought I'd scheduled my post but it was still as a draft, airhead lol.
After another late night in my craft room trying to finish DT & GDT cards my shoulder is objecting to the extra crafting but I'm nearly there now so a big sigh of relief will very soon be coming from me lol.

 It's DAY THREE of Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps June previews and today we have TWO amazing sets by Emilie Goulet.
I have been brave and made another "man card" which I usually avoid like the plague lol. I never have any man / boy cards in stock & I've several boy's birthday's coming up & as this little chappy looks full of the teen attitude I thought he'd be perfect for a certain young man I know.
Ingredients -
Image & Sentiment - Kraftin' Kimmie
Medium - Copics
Papers - Kaiser, Kraft & Tim Holtz distressed card
 Twine - Hemptique
Buttons & Charm - stash
Tools - bubbles embossing folder, sandpaper & sewing machine

The Copic colours I've used are -
skin E11. E00, E000, R20, E93 hair - E25, E31, E50 t-shirt - E74, E71, E70 socks - C3, C1, C00 jeans - B97, B93, B91 chair - W7, W6, W4, W2, W0 / E55, E53, E51
I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Little Red Wagon - boy's birthday,  Penny's Paper-Crafty - Fathers Day/man card, LEJ Designs - daddy dearest/male project, Tammy's Scrappin' Corner - for the boys, The Pink Elephant - masculine,There's Magic In The Air - one for the boys,  Dream Valley - for that special guy, The Crafty Pad - lets hear it for the boys,  Simply Create Too - Fathers Day/Male card, Inspire Me Fridays - anything goes, Aud's Sentiments - child's birthday, DYSU - boys/men, Moving Along With The Times - kraft, That Craft Place - sketch, Make It Monday - anything goes
Be sure to check out what the Krafty Girls and Guests have created, you will find the list, as always, on the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog. And don't forget to comment as you go for your chance at winning a set of TEENS!!

 Thanks for stopping by

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Kraftin' Kimmie GDT & Paper Play DT Cards

Hello peeps,
Today I have a double post to save me a bit of time after having one of those nights where I could not sleep and was still awake when night became day, I then must have nodded off and didn't wake up until 10.15am so feel like I'm chasing my tail now lol.

First up, today I am joining those Krafty girls again as a guest designer for day 2 of June's new release Kraftin' Kimmie stamps, and today we are sharing examples of my personal favourites Lu Lu & she's now got a little sister Libby by Cheryl Alger.

Be sure to check out what the rest of the Krafty Girls have come up with - you can find the full list HERE and one lucky commentator will win the full set of these adorable girlies.
Ingredients -
Image -Kraftin' Kimmie
Medium - Copics
Papers - Magnolia & Eline's House, Marianne Designs
Flowers - Wild Orchid
Pearls - Melissa Frances
Tools - MS Cherish PATP, classic 3-in-1 butterfly punch & frond leaf punch, Cheery Lynn large butterfly.

The Copic colours I've used are -
skin - E11, E00, E000, R20, E93 hair - E44, E43, E41 Lu Lu's clothes & shoes - B95, B93, B91 / C3, C1, C00 Libby's clothes & shoes - RV52, RV00, RV0000 / B23, B21, B0000 hat - E55, E53, E51 / R83 / RV52, RV00, RV0000
I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Crafty Creations - how charming, Creative Card Crew - song inspired (Sisters, Sisters), My Time To Craft - hats or handbags, Bunny Zoe's Crafts - girls, girls, girls, Cheery Lynn Designs - roses, Make It Monday - anything goes, Simon Says Stamp & Show - anything goes, Crazy Challenge - recipe, Cutie Pie Challenge - stitching, 2 Sisters - sketch
The reason for my double post is today is also new challenge day at
& this week our challenge is 
Ingredients -
Images - Magnolia, Bronte & Summer background
Medium - Copics
Papers - Craft Creations (I think!)
Twine - Hemptique

I will pop back later and link products.
I made this card for the young man hubby keyworks, he's nice and easy to make cards for as his main loves are horses and football and he always tells me exactly what he wants on his card months before his birthday lol.
The Copic colours I've used are for Bronte are - E19, E17, E15, E13, E11 / E55, E53, E51, E50
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Little Red Wagon - boy's birthday,  Penny's Paper-Crafty - Fathers Day/man card, Craft Room Challenge - furry four legged family, LEJ Designs - daddy dearest/male project, Forever Friends - anything goes, Tammy's Scrappin' Corner - for the boys, The Pink Elephant - masculine,There's Magic In The Air - one for the boys,  Dream Valley - for that special guy, The Crafty Pad - lets hear it for the boys, Fun With Shapes & More - Summer,  Simply Create Too - Fathers Day/Male card
That's me done peeps, I need more coffee and to try and sort my head out lol, thanks for stopping by

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