Saturday 21 February 2009

Sketch Saturday #39

It's Saturday! so that means a new challenge over at Sketch Saturday :)

And this weeks challenge is sponsored by the lovely Emma Lockley!
Emma is a stampin up demonstrator and is offering a fabulous stamp set as a prize this week,
Thank you Emma! xx

Here is my card and it was made with thanks to 2 of my friends and fellow DT members, I couldn't have made this card without their generosity.
The Lily image and sentiment (by Pink Cat Studio) were given to me by my friend Mariska
The patterned paper and flowers were given to me by my friend (and 'secret santa') Gill
Thank you both so much! xx
I have used stampin up inks to colour the pretty image
Thanks for looking, hope you all have a lovely weekend xx

Thursday 19 February 2009

Blog Candy * by Rach

The uber talented Rach is offering the most yummy candy, do you want to get your hands on this fabulous selection of crafting goodies?

of course you do ;)

so get yourself over to Rach's stunning blog and get your name down before the closing date of 8pm (uk time) 22nd Feb (this sunday).

Good luck everyone, and let's face it, we need some luck, there's well over 700 entries already!!!!

Saturday 14 February 2009

Daisy, Daisy........

Hope you all get to spend special time with the one you love.

OK, onto this weeks challenge over at Sketch Saturday, and this week we're being sponsored by The Craft Barn!

Sandy has very kindly offered to be our regular sponsor of our challenges!!
Thank you so much Sandy! xx

This week you could win these 2 adorable Dan & Daisy stamps that are available from the vast range of awesome craft supplies, Dan & Daisy are designed by my friend, the extremely talented Sandra Dry

Here is this weeks sketch...

And here's my card using a Daisy image that Sandra very kindly gave to me.

The patterned papers were given to me by my friend Gill, aren't they pretty? I did mean to back the papers onto the same dark red plain cardstock before gluing down, but I forgot...again!
As I said the image is the lovely Daisy given to me by Sandra, I've used SU & distress inks to colour her in.
The sentiment is a stamp by Stamps Away, which I also wish that I'd put a plain red circular background to! ah well, we live and learn!

Have a lovely weekend everyone xx

Thursday 12 February 2009

WoJ new releases!

Card by Katharina

Look at this fantastic card that has been made by Katharina! The image is one of 10 new releases from Whiff of Joy's Medieval collection that have been designed by the very talented Alison Acton. They will go on sale on February 14th.
Katharina has also very kindly offered the complete new set as blog candy for one very lucky person, so spread the word and then keep your fingers crossed ;)
Good luck everyone!

Only 2 days left!

I'm sure that you'd like to win a stamp from Bootiful Stampz wouldn't you?
Well the challenge ends in just 2 days!!
So get your entries in by the 14th Feb to be in with a chance of winning, not many entries so far so the chance of winning is huge ;)

All you have to do is design a card or an ATC using only the colours Pink, Blue, Purple and White.
It can be of any subject and you don't have to use all 4 colours, just one or two of them will suffice if you don't want to use all 4
Post your entry on your blog then CLICK HERE to go to Sally's post and leave a link to your entry.

Good luck!

An apple a day...

Here is a card that I have made after being set a challenge by my friend and Stampers 10 co-ordinator, Jules, She sent all of us designer paper, ribbons and flowers and asked us to be creative :)
I matted the DP onto whisper white, then added this to an old olive base card.
Then used my 'tart n tangy' apple stamp for the centre of the large flower.
The only thing that isn't by Stampin Up is the sentiment, that's from Stamps Away.
Hope Jules likes it!

Incidently, Julie has another great paper share offer at the moment, and if she can get all the places filled before the end of Feb she'll also have 2 free stamp sets to give away to 2 of you.
So to take advantage of this great paper deal and the chance to win a free stampin up stamp set... please go to her blog now!

Saturday 7 February 2009

Jeanette's DT week!

This week is DT week over at Sketch Saturday, and my friend Jeanette has provided us all with a fabulous sketch! You'll all have lots of fun with this wonderful layout ;)

Jeanette's challenge is also being sponsored by Whimsy Stamps.

Whimsy Stamps is an art stamp company dedicated to providing crafters around the world with whimsical and fun rubber stamp designs. Their stamps are made from deeply etched rubber, mounted on Cling Cushion Foam.

And these 2 lovely stamps from their new February release are what you could win this week, kindly donated by Denise, Thank you Denise! xx

Here is my card

All cardstock and papers are from Stampin Up
The image is Henry Celebrating Mouse by Whiff of Joy
I have used distress inks to colour in this fun design, adding a touch of sparkle to the candle with a glitter pen.

Thanks for looking, have a lovely weekend xx

Sunday 1 February 2009

So who is going to receive the candy?

Firstly i'd like to thank you all for your lovely comments and for linking back to my blogoversary candy, blogging is a wonderful way to meet new friends don't you think? :)
I would have announced the winner at 10pm as promised, but my internet connection went down! all seems well now though *phew!*
So I have just used to select the winner of the lovely K&Co goodies, and the winner is...

Jessica! (aka Jezz79)

Congratulations Jessica! please EMAIL ME your full postal address so that I can get your prize to you as soon as possible ;)

Jo xx