lördag 31 december 2011

Allsorts - new beginnings

Happy New Year!!!

This weeks challenge at Allsorts is called New Beginnings. This can be a new birth, new home, new year however you interperet it and his weeks sponsor is

I used a LotV image and some paper from Magnolia to make a card for a christening. I don't know what happened to the picture of the opened card and it can't be helped now cause I've already given it away =).

Other challenges:

Simon says stamp - Anything goes

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fredag 23 december 2011

SFTW - anything goes

Time for the last Stampin for the Weekend challenge for 2011 and the theme is Anything goes. There are gorgeous prizes at stake so you better hurry over. I made a Christmas card - gasp, what a surprise hehe.

A Magnolia image and a die cut from Die Cut Dreams.

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torsdag 22 december 2011

Last minute Christmas gift

I made hand scrub and body scrub today and filled some jars - extra decorated of course =) - to give away for Christmas. The hand scrub is so good, a dream for crafter's hands, even distress stains vanish, and the body scrub smells absolutely delicious. (A word of warning though, I used it in the shower this evening and the puppy went absolutely bananas when I came into the kitchen, I thought he was gonna eat me alive, haha )

The scrubs are so easy to make - and you probably have all you need in the kitchen already =)

Hand scrub:
mix 2½ cups of sugar, 1 cup of extra virgin olive oil and 4 tablespoons of lemon juice.

Body scrub:
mix 2 cups of brown sugar, 1 cup of regular sugar, 1 cup of sunflower oil and 1 tablespoon of vanilla aroma.


Papertake Weekly - Last Christmas
Just Magnolia - white plus one
Charizma Cardz - Anything goes
Creative inspirations - Anything goes
Simon says - Bingo (I chose Ribbon, Gems, Glitter)
Crafts and Me - Anything goes
Sundays with Crissy - Anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Chrismas
Vintage utfordring - vintage inspired hostess gift

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lördag 17 december 2011

Our new family member!!

Our baby came home to us yesterday evening, a Lancashire Heeler boy that we call Socrates - Sokke for short. The cats are not all that amused but they'll come around eventually =).

He's like a sausage on legs and absolutely adorable!!

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Allsorts - blue and brown

This will be Allsorts last challenge before Christmas and it will run for TWO weeks, so hopefully you can find a little time, in between all the festivities, to join us.

This fortnight it's the fantastic Fleur's time to host and she would love to see anything that's predominatly.....


This is what I came up with, not the amount of layers I normally have, I'm not really pleased with that but I like the image.

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lördag 10 december 2011

Allsorts - It takes two

This weeks new theme At Allsorts is "It Takes Two", use only two colours on your creation, although you can also use white as your base colour.

So, together with my base colour I chose red and gold. The image is Penny Black and I embossed regular red cardstock with gold embossing powder and made an accordion flower. It made a pretty ornament for the Christmas tree.

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fredag 9 december 2011

SFTW - Christmas

It's a very suitable challenge at Stampin for the Weekend this time, the theme is simply Christmas. Shouldn't be too tricky to manage, what do you say? ;)

The image took a while to colour but then again, not much else is needed for decoration when it's finished =)

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måndag 5 december 2011

DCD - calendar page

This challenge at Die Cut Dreams will last for 4 weeks so you have plenty of time to create something fabulous whilst wrapping presents and making Christmas cookies =).

We want you to create a calendar page for either January 2012 or the entire 2012. I chose January and worked with a Hanglar image.

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lördag 3 december 2011

Allsorts - going round in circles

Morning, it's Saturday so it's time for another challenge at Allsorts. This week it's the fantastically talented Deb that has set the theme to Going round in circles.

I chose a LotV image and a card base from Die Cut Dreams. Flowers from Wild Orchid and paper from Pion design.

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lördag 26 november 2011

Allsorts - pennants or bunting

This week it's my turn to host the challenge at Allsorts and I want you to use pennants or bunting on your projects.

I have used a Magnolia image and a stamp from Panduro for the gingerbread recipe.

Sponsoring this week is


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fredag 25 november 2011

SFTW - friends

The theme at Stampin for the Weekend this fortnight is Friends.

I used an image from LotV and paper from a local book shop, pretty enough to hold the rest of the decorations =).

The prize is a SFTW goodie bag so hop on over and participate!!
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måndag 21 november 2011

DCD - Thank you with circles

Oh dear,
this post totally slipped away. I should have posted this morning but at least it's still Monday =).

Anyway, grats to all the winners of the DCD blog hop and now on to this fortnight's challenge which is Thank you with lots of circles.

We got some gorgeous sentiments from Sentiments4You and this is what I came up with:

The prize for one lucky challenge winner this time is:

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lördag 19 november 2011

Allsorts - one layer cards + free sleigh template

This challenge at Allsorts was a tricky one for me. I can't resist doing layers on projects, it's like an OCD thing =). But I got some new Penny Black clear stamps last week and they are really pretty on their own so I figured I'd at least try =).

So hop on over to Allsorts and give it a go.

Other challenges:

Penny Black and more - all creatures great and small

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - green and trees

And now I suggest you hurry over and get yourself this gorgeous and free "Santa's Magical Sleigh" card making template from Card Carousel.
Just visit www.cardcarousel.co.uk/free/sleigh.html

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lördag 12 november 2011

Allsorts - black and white plus one

it's time for another challenge at Allsorts and the theme this time is to use black and white plus one other colour.

I chose silver and an image from Kenny K. Paper pack from Rusta. It was actually the first time I coloured an image in shades of black and I think it turned out rather nicely.

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måndag 7 november 2011

DCD - recipe for a blog hop!

Hello everyone!
Monday again and that means time for another new challenge at Die Cut Dreams.

Now this fortnight is a bit special for us here at Die Cut Dreams because not only do we have our beloved Boss Lady Susie Sugar back with us after her house move, the Die Cut Dreams shop has re-opened and the Challenge blog has also surpassed 700 followers - how cool is that??
So to celebrate we are having a BLOG HOP.
You should have arrived here from Debs blog but if not please go back to the Challenge blog and start from there.
So in order to qualify for the main prize which is:
"A Pizza Box full of Mixed Theme & Mixed Shape Die cut Dreams Designer Die cuts worth over £25 !!!"

you will need to stop by each of the Design Team members blogs and leave a comment on their challenge creation. As an added bonus some of the Design Team are also offering Candy on their blogs but you won't know which blogs the candy is on until after the Hop when we announce the winners.

So onto the challenge
The recipe for this challenge is 2 brads, 3 gems, 4 flowers
And here is my project:

Remember to leave me a comment before you go just in case I have candy on my blog.
Don't forget you have several choices; you can enter the challenge, do the hop and leave a comment on each DT member's blog in which case you could win several times or you could just do the hop, it's up to you.
From here you will need to go to the talented Chris's blog.
Have fun on the hop which lasts for the next two weeks along with the current challenge.
Winners will be announced on the Die Cut Dreams blog when we post the next challenge.

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lördag 5 november 2011

Allsorts - anything but square

This week at Allsorts we want you do create something that is anything but square. I made a gift box to put a necklace in, this one is to a beautiful baby girl as a christening gift.

Image is Hanglar, coloured with Dusty Concord. Two cuts in the paper made the necklace stay in place and I lifted it up slightly with a paper fold on the back to make it tilt.

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fredag 4 november 2011

SFTW - sketch

This fortnight at Stampin for the Weekend we have a sketch for you. I chose to use a stamp from LotV, coloured with distress inks Frayed Burlap and Stormy Sky. Paper from Tim Holtz and stamped the sentiment using a postman stamp kit from when I was a kid (yeah, I never throw anything away hehe). Punch is Martha Stewart.

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torsdag 3 november 2011

Lil bits of Christmas

Rick st Dennis has a new sheet of Christmas digis out, called Lil Bits of Christmas, and they are just adorable!!

I braded some paper hearts - oh the flash backs from struggling with those as a kid - and made a couple of tags, can never get enough of tags =).

Other challenges:

Papertake Weekly - anything goes

Creative inspiration - Lashings of sparkle

Crafts and Me - Let the music move you (All I want for Christmas is you)

Charizma cards - Cutesy cards
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lördag 29 oktober 2011

Allsorts - Christmas easel

It's Saturday and time again for a challenge at Allsorts. This time we want you to create a Christmas easel card. The image is Bildmålarna and the dp is Linen closet.

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måndag 24 oktober 2011

DCD - So charming

The challenge at Die Cut Dreams this fortnight is:
(Use a charm(s) on your project)

And here is my project:

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