Well, you can go to Nettans scrapbooking4you on a shopping spree, at a 25 % discount right now =)
Saturday, 30 June 2012
it's time for me to host the challenge at Allsorts and I thought the theme In Bloom would be suitable for this time of the year :). So use a flower, use a bunch, but it has to be flowers. Paper with a flower pattern won't count!
I made a gift bag, embossed some plain pink paper and decorated the lid with my favourite roses. Image is Elisabeth Bell, coloured with Distress Markers.
Wild orchid challenge - punch it out
Creatalicious challenge - anything goes
Inspire me Fridays - anything goes
Saturday, 23 June 2012
Scrappers who can cope without using dies, hands up now...
No, I figured as much :). Neither can I, it's more a question of trying to limit the amount of dies used. So this week's challenge at Allsorts to use any die won't pose much of a problem, now will it?
I limited myself to two dies this time and used only a heart swirl and the text die (well... the text is actually two separate dies but who's counting hehe). The image is a digi from Phindy's place, isn't it adorable? Coloured with my distress markers, love love love them!
Friday, 22 June 2012
Hi all and happy Midsummer,
At Stampin for the Weekend the challenge this fortnight is to show us your style. It's a cool theme and I'm looking forward to hopping around to see all your projects.
For my style I chose to show you our new door sign, and since it is what we have on our front door I think it would suggest it is my style :).
I love the shabby chic look and I'm slowly but surely turning our entire house out that way :)
Crafty Cats Weekly challenge - pastel colours
Midweek Magnolias - anything but a card
Just Magnolia - summer colours
Papertake Weekly - bingo (I chose ribbon, free, blooms)
Sir Stampalot - bingo (I chose lilac, ribbon, pink)
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - distressing
Sunday, 17 June 2012
It's time for a new challenge at Totally Tilda and we want you to use pennants or bunting on your project. I used a Tilda image that I masked off since she's holding an anchor and I'm not really in to the nautical theme so I cut some openings in the image and let her hold the rope to the pennants instead. Clever aren't I? ;)
Saturday, 16 June 2012
School's out for the summer and it's time for another challenge at Allsorts, woohoo!
The theme is paper piecing and piercing. I tend to pierce my cards all the time, using a marking wheel (made for use on fabric but I'm not picky hehe) so that part wasn't very tricky and piecing is an easy technique that gives a cool result. I made a wedding card and stamped the dress twice so that I could cut out the skirt and make two layers on the card. It looks a bit clean and simple right now but the intention is to put the names of the happy couple in the white spot, I will as soon as a happy couple turns up :)
Saturday, 9 June 2012
This week at Allsorts we want you to be inspired by ice cream colours, great theme with the summer approaching =)
I made a mail box to put my gift tags in, image is Hanglar, paper is Tim Holtz' and I gave the flowers from Wild Orchid just the right soft look by dabbing them with white acrylic paint and some gold glitter paint.
Friday, 8 June 2012
it's time for another challenge at Stampin for the Weekend and the theme is Bugs and butterflies. I used an image from Bugaboo, one of our sponsors for this challenge, adorable isn't he =), and such a delight to colour. It works well as a solitaire on a die cut background. The ribbon curls I got by putting a thin coat of glue on the ribbon and wind it on a pencil until nearly dry.
Monday, 4 June 2012
Sunday, 3 June 2012
Congratulations to the winner of my vintage candy!!
And the lucky winner, chosen by Mr. Random himself is:
Grats sweetie! Send me a mail on firstname.lastname@example.org with your address so I can send you your prize!
Thank you all for joining the blog hop at Totally Tilda, supercute baby creations!!
But now to the theme for this fortnight and it's Tilda with some sort of cloud.
Aren't I a lucky duck cause the wonderful Liz sent me a cut out cloud for my birthday and it came very handy for this challenge. I know my birthday is in January but I'm a hoarder ;)
Saturday, 2 June 2012
Wow, what lovely respons to our anniversary blog hop at Allsorts! Thank you all for participating!!
So, now on to this week's challenge which is Seaside. I made something totally out of my comfort zone and used a Lavinia stamp and masked and coloured the background with distress ink weathered wood, spun sugar and faded jeans. Thank you Brenda for pointing me in the direction of Lavinia stamps!