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Saturday, 27 August 2011

Back to school with Allsorts DT Challenge 118

Hi blogging friends,
It's Saturday again which means only one thing, another
challenge!! This week Fleur is our hostess and she has chosen the fab theme of
Starting/Back to School!
My take on this was to make a tag scrapbook for my daughter who is going to be doing her final year at preschool this time around and I thought I would take a couple of pictures of her with her little friends as a momento of her early years - she won't remember these precious times when she's older :(
I wanted to enter TOMIC's Recycling challenge this week as I have so much fun with this theme and so I made the tag out of a cardboard tube. 

The page was torn out of my son's old dictionary (he doesn't know yet!). The 'Back to school' sign is made out of lollipop sticks and as I didn't have any school Tildas I had to 'borrow' a school bag for her from an LOTV image.

This is what 'raw' materials I started with, cardboard tube, lollipop sticks, dictionary page, napkin and there's Tilda with Butterfly dress stamped out ready to transform into a school girl. The hash marked area is a paper cut out of the LOTV school bag to see if it looked right.

This is the first inside pages, the lined paper on the left is from SU Botanical range and is for a little bit of journalling. On the right hand side I will mount a picture over some of the dictionary page.

The second inside page layout is similar to the first, just with slightly different finishing touches.

And the back page, the napkin was great to distress as it held the crumples nicely but didn't rip.

Supplies: SU Spiral border punch
TH Distress inks
BG Hopscotch 6x6 paper pad
SU Boho blossom punch 
Ribbons, pearls and brads from stash
SU Embosslits Beautiful wings die
SU Photo Corner punch
Magnolia Doo Hickey doily die

Challenge I want to enter: TOMIC  - Recycling

Allsorts are sponsored this week by regular sponsors

 who are offering the winner a set of Aquamarkers!

Thanks for visiting me today, enjoy the rest of your weekend, I hope you will join us at Allsorts and if you have time take a look at the other DT creations - they're gorgeous as ever!

Friday, 26 August 2011

Fussy and Fancy DT - Challenge 44 a Sketch

Happy Friday everyone,
It's time for another
 Fussy and Fancy
challenge and this fortnight we have a fab sketch for you. As I love easel cards so much I decided to do a step twisted easel - loads of fun!

The original sketch, which I turned upside down, don't ask me why it just ended up that way, Lol!

This is a picture of the card closed:

And a side shot to show the dimension:

A close up of the key charm and one of the cute buttons I used:

Go Kreate shaped card die
Magnolia Doo Hickey Antique Lace die
SU Botanical paper/cardstock
Magnolia Sweet Rainbow Blue Foliage paper
SU photo corner punch
Nestie Lacy Squares
Magnolia Root cellar door, watering can Tilda, and Shabby chic fence stamps
Whimsy mini postage stamps
TH Distress inks
SU Linen thread and pearls
SU Stitch stamp
blue flowers - Magnolia
ribbon, lace, key, other flowers and pins from stash

This fortnight we are sponsored by Sweet 'n' Sassy stamps who are offering the winner 3 digi stamps!!
Check out the other gorgeous DT work for more stunning inspiration
Thanks for popping by and leaving such fab comments

Saturday, 20 August 2011

You've been framed - Allsorts DT challenge 117

Morning everyone,
I'm here to show you my DT card for
who have a challenge this week of 
'You've been framed'
 so be sure to include a frame somewhere on your card or project.
We are sponsored by Sir Stampalot this time who are offering the winner 2 Molly Blooms stamps!!

I couldn't wait to ink up my new Tennis Tilda and the frame around her sets her off a treat! This is the first time I've ever done a black and white card, and colouring an image just using different shades of black was fun, I don't know what I was so worried about!
I wanted to use the mesh for a tennis net but didn't want to obscure my Tilda image so decided to tear it in two and make it look like she blasted the ball right through it!


This is as flat as the card would fold closed because of the big bow, but you can see the white embossed panels better using the stitch stamp all the way round and black inked to edge them. I handmade the flower using Nestie Blossoms, something I very rarely do now as I tend to favour bought flowers.

Magnolia Winner Takes It All Tennis Tilda
SU Polka dot embossing folder
Nesties Lacy squares & blossoms
Whimsy mini postage stamps sentiment
SU In Stitches stamp
Magnolia Doo Hickey Antique Lace
Ribbon, flowers, pearls from stash

Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Easel cards
Magnolialicious and TOMIC - Black and White/Monochrome
Sir Stampalot - Anything You Fancy

Thanks for popping by and showing your support, the rest of the Allsorts DT have more wonderful 'Framed' inspiration for you!


Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Another award and a couple of holiday pics

Hello friends, 
No card tonight, just wanted to share an award that sweet blogging friend Jacki gave me the other day and which I will pass on to a couple of my friends who always return time after time and humour me by leaving such kind and encouraging comments no matter what my work is like! Lol!

Hope you like it guys, I sure appreciate your wonderful comments, they keep me going!

Also got a couple of holiday pics from last week when we went to Kent.
This one is of my children sat on a cannon at Dover castle.
 (Front to back: Callum, Jasmine, Joshua)

This one was taken at the Battle of Hastings field.

Take care and I will be back soon with more creations at the end of the week.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Fussy & Fancy DT - 1000 followers Celebration!!

Morning fellow bloggers, 
Got a quick card to show you today which was made especially to celebrate
 Fussy and Fancy Friday's Challenge blog reaching the 1000 follower mark!
 Everyone on the DT is thrilled by how popular our challenge blog is becoming and to celebrate we are doing an additional month long challenge for you guys to win some awesome prizes. We have got quite a few sponsors who wanted to help us celebrate, visit our challenge blog for all the details of what you could win.
All you have to do is make a card to celebrate something, it could be a birthday, anniversary, christening, or anything else that you could be celebrating. As an optional extra you could make your card using the Fussy and Fancy banner colours.
Here is my card:

An arty shot of the inside and to show the dimension to the front.

Supplies: SU Sizzix Textured Impressions Perfect Polka Dots Embossing folder
Nesties Labels Two
SU Paper 'Elegant Soiree'
LOTV Image
TH Distress inks
Bo Bunny Brads
SU Baja breeze Seam binding ribbon
Flowers from stash
SU Scalloped oval punch and sentiment

Hope you can join in with the celebrations, can't wait to see what you create!
Here's a reminder of our banner for the optional colour combo:
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge
Pop over to the Fussy and Fancy challenge blog to see what the other DT have created for some more gorgeous inspiration, you have until 16th September to enter!
Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Allsorts Challenge 116 - Anything but a card

Good morning friends,
I'm here with my DT creation for Allsorts this week, and it's not a card for a change! As I'm sure those who know me are aware I LOVE 3D makes of any kind and this time I made a cupcake. I originally made it for an Allsorts challenge a while back that some of you will remember was Lemon and Lime (hence the colours!). However I never got to put it in for this challenge, as I had just been asked to be a DT member for them and I wasn't sure how to upload work onto their blog, Jill and I had the option of leaving this challenge and starting with the next week. I knew that my creation would come in handy one day and it has, I wouldn't have had time to make something else before I went away and this fit the challenge perfectly! Hope you like it.....

I ruffled the ribbons and wet scrunched the card to make the layers of the cupcake, securing with brads at random positions.
Tilda is on the top of a tag that slides into the middle of the polystyrene ball for a surprise message.

The challenge this week at Allsorts is
 Anything but a card
 and we are sponsored by:

Stitchy Bear

offering a $10 voucher!
Pop over to the Allsorts challenge blog to see the other DT work for more inspiration and if you have time, visit the other girls blogs as they all do beautiful projects!

Project supplies:
Sizzix Cupcake die
SU cardstock
Magnolia Mini Congratulations Tilda
TH Distress inks
Magnolia Doo Hickey Tag
Ribbons, flowers, brads from stash
3" Diameter Polystyrene ball

Thanks so much for your continued support xx

Friday, 12 August 2011

Fussy and Fancy DT Challenge 43 - Use a lot (3 or more) of favourite embellishment

Happy Friday morning,
Here's my card for
This time we would love to see you use more than 3 of your favourite embellishment on your work! I enjoyed this challenge immensely and I chose to make a tent card this week, another first for me. The only problem I have these days is choosing which style of card /project to do as there are so many gorgeous ones out there! I'm like a 
kid in a sweet shop most of the time!
Anyway, enough chit chat.....I had to go with more than 3 papers, images/stamps and flowers as I don't make much without them. The first two are not technically embellishments although they do enhance my cards, so the flowers I guess have to be my ultimate fav embellie! I have added other things I love on the card such as the brad and the dragonfly charm although only one of each as I don't use them on every creation.

A side peek to see the paper piecing on the tree better and the stitches from a new stamp I'm going to adore using!

This fortnight Fussy and Fancy is:

who are offering a $10 gift certificate!!

Check out the other DT work as it's always so inspirational and hope you can join in the fun! I look forward to seeing what everyone's favourite embellie is!

Supplies used for my card: 
Basic Grey - Sweet Threads & Curio 6"x 6" paper pads
Magnolia Doo Hickey Antique Lace
Nesties Blossom Die
Magnolia Tree stamp
Magnolia Explore Tilda
SU Stitches Stamp (From Stampin around wheel 'In Stitches') I cut the stamp off the wheel, separated the stitches stamps and mounted on easy mount to use them individually
Whimsy Mini postage stamps
Bo Bunny Brad
TH Distress inks
Dragonfly charm from Bunny Zoes

Thanks for popping by and I would love for you to leave me a comment, they are truly appreciated!

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Allsorts Challenge 115- Make a red card

Hello fellow bloggers,
I've got a new Allsorts DT card for you this morning, provided Mr Blogger is behaving himself that is!  All being well this is a scheduled post as I'm on holiday for a week starting today in Kent.
I don't know why but I thought of a napkin card when I knew what the challenge was going to be for this week. I'd never done one before but I'm pleased with how it came together, it was right up my street in fact as I love creating something different especially with lots of panels to cover and embellish. I googled 'napkin fold card' and this is the link I chose to follow the tutorial. 

The challenge this week over at Allsorts
 is to Make a RED card,
 our sponsers are

 offering a $15 voucher!

offering 6 digi images of choice!

Take a look at the other DT work for more inspiration, I can't wait to see what you create!

Card supplies used:
SU 12"x12" cardstock
SU DP 'Love Letter'
SU Scallop punch
SU Leaf punch
MS Corner and straight edge punches
Nesties Lacy squares
LOTV Sentiment and image
Magnolia Chandelier Red Garland
TH Distress inks
Gems, flowers and ribbon from stash

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look, your comments are always appreciated xx

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