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Saturday, 31 December 2011

New Beginnings - Allsorts DT Wk 135

Wow, it's the last day of the year, doesn't the time fly when you're having fun! That's definitely how I can describe the time I spend crafting and blogging - I have made some fantastic friends and met some extremely talented ladies and I can't bear to think of my life without my blog now as it has introduced me to a whole new world where the people are just amazing. I've been lucky enough to be welcomed on to two fabulous design teams this year, which I never thought would be possible, and I'm loving what I do for those challenge blogs - Thanks Allsorts and Fussy and Fancy for giving me the opportunity to design for you, giving my work direction, and meeting loads more talented crafters along the way!
Anyway, onto the main reason for this post:
are about to see out the old 2011 and welcome in the new 2012 with a brand new challenge
New Beginnings.
Please pop over to the Allsorts challenge blog for all the details and the other amazing DT inspiration!

I chose to make a wedding card as I don't think I've ever made one before! Hope you like it.......

I heat embossed the word 'Bliss' ontowhite cardstock to tuck behind the matted image.

Go Kreate shaped card die
Magnolia Antique lace Doo Hickey and Sweet Rainbow Dark Pink Flowers Paper
Nesties Labels two
LOTV image coloured with TH DI's
SU stitch stamp, Bliss sentiment, Polka dot embossing folder
Flowers, hearts/ring charm, ribbon and bling from stash

Wishing you all a very Happy and Peaceful New Year,
see you tomorrow when I will show you my guest design card for Penny Black and More @ Allsorts.

Friday, 30 December 2011

Fussy and Fancy DT Challenge number 53 - Happy Birthday to Us/Use animal print

Morning blogland, 
This fortnight's
 challenge will see out 2011 and welcome in 2012 with the theme 
Happy Birthday to Us/Use an animal print!
and this is what I created:

The image is LOTV - coloured with TH DI's
 SU photo corner punch, beveled frame (for the sentiment)
Nestie lacy squares
Flowers, gems, buttons, lace all from stash
Paper  - SU and was given the animal print paper so don't know where to get it from :(

Pop along to the Fussy and Fancy challenge blog for all the details and all the fab DT inspiration!


I hope you all had a fab Christmas, mine was hectic but lovely - it can't be any other way with three young children who are all professionals in the art of unwrapping things! Anyway, lets just say Father Christmas didn't disappoint and the big day relieved a lot of tense anticipation that had built up in the week leading up to Christmas Day, all that waiting was getting a bit too much for three over excited kids! I must have been a good girl this year as I got this:

which is amazing as it means I now have a crafting station and I won't have to trail all my stash from one room to another and back again! 
I would just like to thank everyone who has supported me this year, I have made some fantastic crafting friends and hope to make many more in 2012!
Enjoy your day and I will be back again tomorrow with my 
Allsorts DT creation.

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Allsorts DT Blue and Brown Wk 134

Morning everyone,
Hope all your christmas plans are going to schedule, I've got what will probably be my last Christmas creation to show you today....I've made a tree decoration for
 Allsorts' new challenge
 which will run for a fortnight over the festive period. Our wonderful hostess, and my best friend Fleur, has come up with a colour challenge of
 Blue and Brown.

I ran out of inspiration for the third side of the 'bauble' as I was trying to work on it late one night, I think I might add a Christmas recipe to it now I've had chance to live with it and decide what it was lacking!

Nestie beaded ovals
TH Swirl Die
Magnolia flag, vintage tag, mini doily dies
Marianne Creatable Flower Die
Magnolia Tilda hiding gift, coloured with DI's

Challenge I would like to enter:
TOMIC - make a Christmas decoration

Please find all the details of this challenge, and prizes to be won, on the Allsorts challenge blog. Check out the other fab DT work for more inspiration!
Thanks for popping by, your comments mean so much and keep me going!
Have a magical Christmas and although I probably wont have anything new to show you for a fortnight I will definately be catching up on a whole heap of comments!

Friday, 16 December 2011

Monochrome and Sparkle No.52 Fussy and Fancy DT

Morning blogland!
Just listening to sleeps till Santa on the radio - only nine to go! I dont know who's more excited me or the kids, LOL!
This fortnight, 
 have another fab challenge for you - Monochrome plus sparkle!

I cut an aperture out of the front of the card using a nestie lacey square, tied a tag to the top made using a beaded oval nestie and Tilda with snow heart, coloured using TH DI's.
Blue flowers made using Marianne Creatable Die and swirls are Magnolia's Heart Swirl Branch.

The frame for a personal message was made using the lacey square nestie again. I used Magnolia paper Sweet Flurry blue for the bottom panel and not sure what the name of the embossing folder is.

All the details of the challenge are on the Fussy and Fancy blog. Hope you find time to join us this fortnight - take a look at the other amazing DT work for inspiration : )
I will be back in the morning with my creation for Allsorts......

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Allsorts DT Wk 133 Take Two

Morning everyone,
Welcome to a new
 challenge, set this week by our lovely Brenda, who would like you to 
Take Two 
colours only for your cards and projects.

I made a box-frame front for my card, using concertina strips of card.
Paper: Magnolia Sweet Rainbow - Dark Pink Foliage
Magnolia Tilda with Winter flowers coloured using TH DI's, sentiment also Magnolia
Doo Hickeys used: Lovely Fence, Spruce tree, antique lace, heart swirl branch
Magnolia White chandelier
Framed Tilda using nesties lacy square
Flowers from stash, and rolled some using Marianne creatable die

A peek at the dimension and inside of my card, where I used more pink Magnolia paper and the reverse frame cut from nesties lacey squares.

Thanks for taking a look, hope it inspires you to have a go at using only two colours, take a look at Allsorts challenge blog for all the details, what you could win, and further inspiration from my fab DT teamies.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Going Round in Circles - Allsorts DT Wk 132

Happy Saturday everyone,
Back again today,as promised, with another fun 
 challenge. This week Debs is our lovely hostess and she has set the theme
Going Round in Circles!
Lots of scope for this one, I was spoilt for choice, and in the end went for a bauble that I dug out of the Christmas trimmings bag!
It was really quick to make and is already on my tree!

I brayered the background, then overstamped with an SU Christmas sentiment stamp.
Coloured Tilda with Snowheart using DI's, cut her out and mounted her on background with dimensionals. Added ivory flower soft to her hat and inside the bauble loosely to look like snow around her feet, and finished it all off with a big bow and flowers.

Please take a look at the Allsorts challenge blog where you will find all the details of this week's challenge, prize up for grabs and amazing DT inspiration.
Scroll down to see my creation for Fussy and Fancy DT from yesterday.

Thanks for popping by, your comments mean so much. I will be having some candy soon to celebrate over 100 followers, so watch out for that hopefully in the next week or two.
Have a truly fantastic weekend

Friday, 2 December 2011

Fussy and Fancy Friday DT No.51 Photo Inspiration

Hi fellow bloggers,
Sorry I'm a bit late with this fortnight's DT creation for
 my OH is off work and everything has gone out of the window. I'm not saying my life is the most organised at the best of times but he definitely throws a spanner in the works!
Anyhoo, I digress, here is my take on the fab Christmassy 
Photo inspiration
 we have to get you in the festive mood - well it is the 2nd of December today - eeeek! (As my son would say!)

Sad to say this isn't one of my favourite creations as I left it a bit late to start it, hence the tree looks a bit bare!  If I'd had more time I would have done more to it but you get the general idea......

I just made a few little boxes and covered them in Christmassy paper, ties up with SU Linen thread. The 'snow' is ivory flower soft. The tree is made up of layers of strips of doo hickey cut card.
Tilda's used are from the Sweet Christmas collection - Sitting Tilda with Teddy and Tilda hiding gift, coloured as ever with DI's.

Please take a look over at the Fussy and Fancy challenge blog for full details of the challenge, prize to be won, and where my fab DT buddies have some stunning inspirational creations for you! Enjoy whatever you are doing this weekend and I will be back tomorrow with my new Allsorts challenge project to show you.
Take care, 

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Allsorts DT Wk 131 Pennants/Bunting

Good morning blogland,
I'm just back off my holiday and straight into a new 
 challenge, hosted this week by lovely Helene, who would like to see 
on your projects.

A little piccie to show dimension and a bit of sparkle:

LOTV image coloured using TH DI's
Nesties labels two, lacey circle
Go Kreate shaped card die
Magnolia paper: Sweet Christmas Dreams - Vintage Hellebores/Vintage Holly and doo hickey flag
SU sentiment and linen thread
Ribbon, gems,flowers from stash
Stardust Stickles

LOTV - Anything Goes

You can find all the details of the challenge and the prizes to be won over at Allsorts, along with the rest of the DT fab inspiration! Have an amazing weekend......

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Another Christmas card! Allsorts DT Wk 130

Morning bloggers, another quick post and another Christmas creation!
challenge this week is to go for just 
One Layer
 to your cards!
Hope you like what I've done with mine. I tried the Spotlight technique that I have seen so much lately around blogland. Had great fun with it and am pretty pleased with the end result.

Close up of some of the sparkle, although a lot of the stickles isn't showing up in the photo!

Challenges I would like to enter:
Bunny Zoes - Anything Christmas with Pearls (Large white flower has pearls)
 Truly Scrumptious- Christmas and pearls

See main Allsorts blog for full details of challenge and prize to be won plus last week's winner/Top 5 picked by little ole me!
Hope this and the other fab DT work inspires you to create something with a single layer this week.
Scroll down to see my DT creation for Fussy and Fancy this week, and have a wonderful weekend! I must apologise in advance for no commenting from me this coming week as I am away on holiday with no internet access, can't wait to catch up with you when I get back!

Friday, 18 November 2011

Christmas Cracker - No. 50 Fussy & Fancy DT

Happy Friday blogland!
Quick posts are the order of the day at the moment as busy getting ready to go on holiday next week, got so much to do I shall need a holiday to recover! So without further ado, this fortnight's challenge for 
 is to Make a Gift/Anything but a card.

As I am keeping the pressure on myself to make as many things for Christmas as time allows, I have made a Christmas Cracker:
Got the template here.
Papers are Magnolia Sweet Christmas Dreams  - Holly Christmas Song
Magnolia image - Tilda hiding Gift coloured with TH DI's

Tied a bell to the tag
Sentiment is Forever Friends

See Fussy and Fancy main blog for full details of challenge and prizes to be won.
Hope you find time to join in with this challenge, visit my teamies blogs for more gorgeous inspiration and will be back tomorrow with this week's Allsorts creation!

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Santa Edwin and his little helper! Allsorts DT Wk 129 Black/White plus One

Morning sweet blogging friends,
Hope you are all ready for another
 challenge. I's my turn to host this week and I hope you enjoy playing along with the theme I've thought of which is
Black and White plus one other colour.
 My mission is to make as many Christmas projects as I can for the next few DT challenges that I have to get done, killing two birds with one stone! No matter who's turn it is to host the challenge I always give 110% but thought I was going to let myself down this week. However, I eventually pulled myself together and managed to create this double shutter Christmas card, I must apologise now for the number of pics but one photo doesn't do a card this size justice, so make yourself comfy with a cuppa!

The card, when closed, fits TOMIC's challenge this week of Edwin plus sketch. 
Hope you can see the snowflake charm hanging from a button! 

The card fully opened out:

Close up of Jolly Tilda on a pile of presents, the torn paper around her is supposed to be a snowdrift but you may have to stretch the imagination for that one!

A couple of tags on the back for a message:

Magnolia paper - Sweet Christmas Dreams/Sweet Flurry Blue
Magnolia Doo Hickey's - Antique lace/tag, heart swirl branch
Nestie's - lacey circle and labels two
Magnolia stamps - Jolly Tilda, Santa Edwin and Wishful armchair coloured with TH DI's
Sentiment and snowflake stamps from the girl's paperie 'tinsel and twig' clear stamp set (free when I took part in Sir Stampalot's Freebie Friday!)

TOMIC - Edwin plus sketch
Magnolia-licious highlights - Photo inspiration (winter scene)

Allsorts are sponsored this week by:
Challenge sponsors

Full details of challenge and prize can be found on the Allsorts blog, if you have time visit my teamies blogs as they have made some awesome inspiration as always!

Many thanks for taking a look at my creation today, hope to pop by your blogs this week.
Enjoy your weekend and have fun

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Anything but square - Allsorts DT Wk 128

Morning all, 
Here to kick start your weekend with another
 challenge, hosted this week by lovely teamie Jill, who would love to see you create
 Anything but a Square.

 With so many shaped dies and all you fabulous crafty designers out there, this should be easy peasy! I can't begin to tell you how much fun I had with this one! Thought I would get into the Christmas mood and make a gift  basket and I love how it turned out! I used a silver glitter pen on the ends of the cracker but it doesn't show on the photo :(

The back of the basket:
Tied the doo hickey tags on with lace

View of the top of the handle

A side shot to show side panel and double layer handle:

Magnolia Sitting Tilda with Teddy from new Sweet Christmas collection and Christmas Cracker
Magnolia Doo hickey Antique lace,doily, heart swirl branch and tag dies
Magnolia papers - Vintage Holly and Vintage Hellebores 'Sweet Christmas Dreams'
flowers, brads and lace from stash

Allsorts are sponsored this week by

with 6 digi's up for grabs!

Challenges I would love to enter:
TOMIC - Create a basket
Just Magnolia -Anything goes
Bunny Zoes - Lace it up

Can't thanks you enough for all your wonderful comments, they make my day. Be inspired by my teamies creations this week over at the Allsorts challenge blog and enjoy your weekend whatever you end up doing!

Scroll down for this week's Fussy and Fancy creation :)

Friday, 4 November 2011

Be Thankful/Feature a Sentiment - Fussy & Fancy DT No.49

Hi there,
The week's are flying by, aren't they? I can barely keep track, these fortnightly challenges for
Fussy and Fancy
 seem to be rushing past so fast! I can't believe we are onto yet another challenge which this time is
Be Thankful/Feature a Sentiment.
 I have to admit, I really didn't know where I was going to go with this one, but I did the image a while back and didn't want it to go to waste so that was my starting point and it just flowed from there!

I used SU Linen thread for the kite's string, paper pieced Tilda's jeans and masked Tilda with the rainbow background.

Go Kreate shaped card die
Nesties Lacey circles
Magnolia Dp's, Doo Hickey Heart Swirl Branch, Sweet Rainbow Tilda with Kite and Magnolia rainbow background stamp
SU sentiment, stitch stamp and linen thread

Fussy and Fancy are sponsored this time by

Thanks for stopping by and will be back again in the morning with my latest Allsorts creation

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