Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Top Tip Tuesday #44

Good Top Tip Tuesday Morning 

What gorgeous 'Shaped Cards' we had last week - and some awesome prizes too!

Have you popped over to TTT yet to see if you won one of the 4 prizes or came in the Top 3???

Our Challenge this week is

'Make it Girlie'

As we love seeing all your creations this challenge gives you the scope to make just about anything you choose!
From cards & scrapbook layouts to jewellery & gift bags.

Anything goes as long as it's GIRLIE!!


Before we start the Tutorial let's see who's sponsoring us this week....

Pizzazz Aplenty is run by Judy Bennet, and she is offering a fabulous $10.00 surprise package of Goodies! 


And this week's Top Tipper Prize...

celebrate handmade

who is offering our featured tipper one of their awesome books!

To be in with a chance of this fantastic Tipper Prize leave a short Top Tip in your write-up on your blog and add (TIP) after your name in Mr Linky.
You MUST add (TIP) to be in the running for this prize.
If you've not we may miss your tip!


This week Paula is sharing with us a...

Slider Card Tutorial

Pop over to Top Tip Tuesday now to see how!


Now for my 'Girlie' creation...

I just LOVE this gorgeous image by Karen's Doodles called Tiger Fun - isn't he the sweetest!
I've coloured him with Promarkers.

I made this card for 1 year old Triplets to give to their Mam - The letters in the balloons are the 1st letters of their names! I added them into the Digi Image using a text box.

some challenges I'd like to enter my card into...

Passion for Promarkers - Animal Crackers!

Charisma Cardz - Sunshine Colours

Crafty Catz - NO Pink or Blue!

Stamp Something - Embellish it!

Stampin' for the Weekend - Paws for Thought!

Allsorts - Free & Easy

Thursday, 21 July 2011

ABC Christmas, O is for.......

How bad am I - I forgot to schedule my ABC Christmas Challenge Post - tut, tut! I am so sorry!


It's Jayne's turn to host this week and unfortunately this will be her last  challenge with us - Thanks Jayne for welcoming me into the ABC Christmas Challenge DT family and Good Luck :)

This week

'O is for...........Old'!

Use an image that is at least 1 year old.

Our sponsor for this challenge is Wild Rose Studio who will be offering the winner a choice of 2 stamps from their fantastic store.

My O for Old card is.....

I have used Christmas Kittens image from this weeks sponsor.

(Do you like my sentiment???)

Please pop over to the ABC Christmas Challenge blog to check out everyone else's 'O for Old' cards :)

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Top Tip Tuesday #43

Good Top Tip Tuesday Morning 

This week it's my turn to share a tutorial with you.
However, this tutorial is a little different...

Challenge - 'Shaped Cards'

I didn't want to limit my 'tutorial-time' to one shape of card so I thought I'd give you a few ideas for a few shapes!
That way you may be able to get some ideas and go and see what you have in your stash that you could turn into a Shaped Card!


Firstly lets see who's sponsoring us this week.......

Brand New Sponsor to TTT:

Hi there, I am Deb Mitchell & own The Emerald Faeries Garden Online Store based here in beautiful sunny Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia. I started my own business last year as I wanted to work from home & wanted to put a product out there that the world's cardies would fall in love with. So the EFG Stamps were born with the help of my brilliant Designer. So loving what I do & stay happy Ladies- always do what your heart tells you!

Debbie's Prize is 2 digi Faeries.
(Winner via Random.Org)


Pink Cat Studio is all about offering fun and whimsical stamps to inspire your creativity. They have a huge selection of super cute digi and rubber stamps to choose from and they add more each week. Owner and artist Melissa started PCS in 2005 and over the years nothing has excited and inspired her more than to see your creations with her stamps. Melissa’s goal is to continue to delight & surprise you with her designs. Stop by the studio today and get in on the fun!

One lucky winner 5 digis
(Winner via Random.Org)


And this week's Top Tipper Prize...

A little bit about Stamp and Create...
Owner Lacey; Stamp and Create is a fairly new on-line store.
We specialize in Rubber Stamps and Scrapbook supplies. Some of the companies we carry are: Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber Stamps, High Hopes Rubber Stamps, Whiff of Joy, The Greeting Farm, Penny Black clear stamps, Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, Stampavie, My Heart Stamps for You, Basic Grey, Ribbon, Charms, Shimmerz, and more!

$25 to spend in store.

To be in with a chance of this fantastic Tipper Prize leave a short Tip in your write-up and add (TIP) after your name in Mr Linky.

You MUST add (TIP) to be in the running for this prize.
If you've not we may miss your tip!


This week we also have some fabulous extra prizes from 2 wonderful sponsors...

K - Card

Wendy has offered to sponsor my K Card with a fantastic prize of one of their catalogues AND 3 of their amazing templates...one each for Ladies, Gents & Christmas! 



Carol from Arty Farty has offered the fantastic Roni Highchair template and everything needed to make it - How amazing is that!

Both of these extra prizes will also be awarded via Random.Org from all enteries


A couple more of my Shaped Cards....

Image coloured with Promarkers, WOC Flowers, Lace and gorgeous silver metal corner  (although I 'dulled' it with a Promarker!) Papers from First Edition.

 More First Edition Papers and WOC Flowers.

 Image coloured with Promarkers - Vintage binding (tied with my new Bow Maker!)

Pop over to Top Tip Tuesday to see even more of my Shaped cards for this week's 'Tutorial' and some absolutely gorgeous samples from our DT and also from one of our Sponsors' Design Teams!

Some Challenges I'd like to enter my 'Shaped' Cards into...

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Top Tip Tuesday #42

Good Top Tip Tuesday morning to you all :)

What did you think of Leanne's Exploding Box tutorial - wasn't it fantastic!
                   More great prize winners announced - Are you one?

On to this week...

Our awesome sponsors this week are:

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is proud to sponsor this challenge, and they are offering our lucky winner 4 stamps of their choice!
Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is
owned by Robyn Weinrib. Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.

Fantastic selection of designs, Digital and Rubber stamps
Winner will receive 3 digis from Karen's doodles of their choice.

This week is...

'Pick a Sketch'


Tipper Week!

That means 2 sketches for you to choose from
...one from each of our sponsor


More amazing Top Tips from the amazing TTT DT!

Here is my card for this week using the sketch from Robyns Fetish and one of their gorgeous images....

                                        Friends Forever

You'll have to pop over to TTT to see what tip I'm sharing this time ;)

We look forward to visiting your blogs this week - and don't
 forget to add (TIP) after your name when you leave us a Top Tip in your post :)

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

ABC Christmas Challenge ...N is for..........


Happy Wednesday everyone!

I'm afraid I'm a little late posting my ABC Christmas Challenge post this fortnight - I do apologise!

However, It was worth the wait......

This week we have reached


N is for 'No Nonsense' 

It's time to make a 'no frills' card, one that does not use any design paper.

This weeks sponsors are the amazing...

Simon Says Stamp
$15 voucher


Prize of 3 digis 

My No-Frills, No-Nonsense card uses one of the fantastic images from Karen's Doodles...

Isn't Herbert gorgeous!

I've coloured him with Promarkers and used some Cuttlebug Embossing Folders and a CB Snowflake Die.
The sentiment in computer generated.

Some challenges I'd like to enter my card into...

Allsorts - Free & Easy!

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Top Tip Tuesday #41

Good Top Tip Tuesday morning to you all :)

Did you all like our Tipper week?
We hope you picked a Top Tip or 2 up from the DT and from all of the fab Top Tips left in your posts, it was great to see more of you adding (TIPs) to your posts too :)

Have you checked out if you're one of our winners yet?

On to this week...

Our awesome sponsors this week are:

One lucky winner will win the Prize of 2 Digi Images

 Featured Tipper will win 2 images of their choice from her shop!

This week's tutorial is from Leanne 

She has chosen the theme of...

Wedding or Anniversary

My Wedding/Anniversary project...

Using a gorgeous 'With Love' Ticket Sentiment from The Crafty Pad as a 'stamp' on the envelope!

The image is a Die-Cut Image from Lili of the Valley (I didn't colour it!)
The backing is some gorgeous silver text card that I got from my local Papermill Shop before it closed down :(
I have used one of Martha Stewart's 'Punch Around The Page' sets for the matt to back the image.
2 pieces of ribbon and LOTV Sentiment stamp.

The gorgeous flowers are of course WOC with some pins, beads and glitter added.

Make sure you pop over to check out Leanne's amazing Tutorial and get those Wedding and or Anniversary projects linked up :)

Challenges I'd like to enter my card into...
(will add my card to each when post goes live)

Lili Of The Valley - Celebrate

Ellephantastic - Celebrations

Pollycraft - Celebrations (with optional Stars & Stripes)

Divas By Design - Die-Cuts or Punches (MS Punch Around The Page used for matt)

Allsorts - Free & Easy July!

Sentimental Sundays - Anything Goes (+ a sentiment)