Wednesday, 28 September 2011

ABC Christmas Challenge - T is for....................




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Challenge - T is 4............Tiny 4 !




Challenge is to make a set of 4 small cards
or 4 tags.


Sponsor




My T for Tiny 4 uses 2 images available from our sponsor....



Each hanging decoration is made with one Scalloped Nestie cut from acetate, 2 silver mirri Nesties and one image - printed twice, one of them 'mirrored' before printing. Glitter Glue was added to the acetate edge otherwise it wasn't very visible!


Please join us this week and create a set of 4 Tiny somethings....Christmas cards or tags, the choice is yours :)


Some Challenges I'd like to enter my hanging decorations into...

Crafter's Companion - Christmas Wishes

Craft-Room Challenge - Anything Christmas

Party Time Tuesday's - Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes


Stampin' for the Weekend - What a Cutie!

Allsorts - Cas


Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Top Tip Tuesday - Ribbons!

Good Top Tip Tuesday Morning






Another week of amazing entries - thank you to everyone who joins us for our challenges!


This week we have 2 sponsors.....



Stash Books


celebrate handmade


who is offering our Featured Tipper an amazing book:


Lets do Quilt Remix




and




Crimson Cloud



is offering our Random Org winner 3 packs of Die-cuts






This week we have a gorgeous 'Ruffled Ribbon Border' tutorial from Heike


The challenge this week is...


 To use 2 or more ribbons (lace/twine)


My 2 ribbon card is....





This is for my Niece - I used a photo I had taken on the day.
Organza Ribbon and Daisy Ribbon/Lace makes it very similar to the Wedding Stationery I'd made for her :)


The Sentiment inside is from Sentimental Sundays and is one of their old freebies - isn't it sweet!




Pop over to Top Tip Tuesday and join in with our challenge this week.....




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


Sentimental Sunday's - Out of your comfort zone! Although I do love to use personal photographs on my projects I never print them directly onto the blank - that's very scary! However, after printing 'draft' on a scrap blank and moving the picture accordingly I managed it! And I remembered how to move the text so it read 'up' the card!!!

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

ABC Christmas - Midway Reminder!

You still have a week to join in with.............



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S is for.................


Shaped Card


with


Swirls, Spots or Stripes!


The lovely Heidi at Simon Says Stamp are offering one lucky entrant
A $15 voucher to spend in her store



Karen's Doodles
has a fantastic selection of designs, Digital and Rubber stamps
Our winner will receive 3 digis from Karen's doodles of their choice.




Don't forget your card must be a Christmas card!




Pop over now to join in.




My Midway Reminder card......


using one of Karen's Doodles Fabby images 


I cut out the plain and scalloped circles with my Nesties and used a Fiskars edger snowflake punch on my spotty paper - which is now broken :( 
...The paper got jammed...I used my pokey tool to push the cutting piece back through the punch....Yes I know!....The whole punch fell to pieces and I stabbed my thumb :(
So remember ladies - always ask someone else to hold the punch for you!



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


Simon Says Stamp - Dies and/or Punch!


Crafters Companion Monthly Challenge - Christmas Wishes


Craft-room Challenge - Anything Christmas


Papertake Weekly - Creature Comforts (my creatures are a cute bear and a bird!)




Tuesday, 20 September 2011

TTT Challenge #52 - For The Kids!

Good Top Tip Tuesday Morning








Thanks to everyone who joined in with our Birthday Time Challenge - once again you all provided wonderful projects!






This week our challenge is


For The Kids

Our sponsors this week....


Brand New Sponsor with TTT
The Lovely Emma from Sew Sweet is offering 1 lucky entrant
£10.00 voucher to spend at her yummi shop.
Sew Sweet stock a huge selection of Wool felt, buttons, ribbon, divine twine, Handmade personalised gifts, findings and more.

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 Karen's Doodles


are offering 1 lucky winner 3 digital stamps from Karen's doodles of their choice.


Karen's Doodles has a fantastic selection of designs, Digital and Rubber stamps,
Such wonderful prizes

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This week's tutorial is from the talented Elaine.
Who is showing us how to make a Tear-off Bookmark Card!



Here's mine...


Although you can't see it, the section on the back piece is perforated  - my Bookmark is no way as pretty as the others over on TTT - go see - but my excuse is I'm showing you can also add the 'simple' touch and still end up with a sweet little card/gift  :)



We look forward to seeing loads of Bookmarks out in Blogland this week!



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


Simon Says Stamp - Film/Song Inspired - "Rhinestone Cowboy"!


Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes





Wednesday, 14 September 2011

ABC Christmas Challenge - S is for...............................

This fortnight at...



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S is for.................


Shaped Card


with


Swirls, Spots or Stripes!


The lovely Heidi at Simon Says Stamp are offering one lucky entrant
A $15 voucher to spend in her store



Karen's Doodles
has a fantastic selection of designs, Digital and Rubber stamps
Our winner will receive 3 digis from Karen's doodles of their choice.





Don't forget your card must be a Christmas card!




Pop over now to join in.


Tuesday, 13 September 2011

TTT - #51 - Birthday Time!

Good Top Tip Tuesday Morning








Thanks to everyone who joined in with our 1st Birthday Bash!


We loved all of the Easel Cards you made and so many amazing tip too :)


This week our challenge is


Birthday Time


Will you decided on 'Happy Birthday' or a card to celebrate the birth?
Although you have 3 entries, so you could do both!


Pop over to TTT now and check out the awesome tutorial by Lisa - she's showing us how to make a Wiper Card.




Get that scoreboard and card out and we'll see you over there :)



Sunday, 11 September 2011

Remembering


Remembering





BILLY COLLINS, poet laureate of the United States: This poem is dedicated to the victims of September 11 and to their survivors.


"The Names"

Yesterday, I lay awake in the palm of the night.
A soft rain stole in, unhelped by any breeze,
And when I saw the silver glaze on the windows,
I started with A, with Ackerman, as it happened,
Then Baxter and Calabro,
Davis and Eberling, names falling into place
As droplets fell through the dark.
Names printed on the ceiling of the night.
Names slipping around a watery bend.
Twenty-six willows on the banks of a stream.
In the morning, I walked out barefoot
Among thousands of flowers
Heavy with dew like the eyes of tears,
And each had a name --
Fiori inscribed on a yellow petal
Then Gonzalez and Han, Ishikawa and Jenkins.
Names written in the air
And stitched into the cloth of the day.
A name under a photograph taped to a mailbox.
Monogram on a torn shirt,
I see you spelled out on storefront windows
And on the bright unfurled awnings of this city.
I say the syllables as I turn a corner --
Kelly and Lee,
Medina, Nardella, and O'Connor.
When I peer into the woods,
I see a thick tangle where letters are hidden
As in a puzzle concocted for children.
Parker and Quigley in the twigs of an ash,
Rizzo, Schubert, Torres, and Upton,
Secrets in the boughs of an ancient maple.
Names written in the pale sky.
Names rising in the updraft amid buildings.
Names silent in stone
Or cried out behind a door.
Names blown over the earth and out to sea.
In the evening -- weakening light, the last swallows.
A boy on a lake lifts his oars.
A woman by a window puts a match to a candle,
And the names are outlined on the rose clouds --
Vanacore and Wallace,
(let X stand, if it can, for the ones unfound)
Then Young and Ziminsky, the final jolt of Z.
Names etched on the head of a pin.
One name spanning a bridge, another undergoing a tunnel.
A blue name needled into the skin.
Names of citizens, workers, mothers and fathers,
The bright-eyed daughter, the quick son.
Alphabet of names in a green field.
Names in the small tracks of birds.
Names lifted from a hat
Or balanced on the tip of the tongue.
Names wheeled into the dim warehouse of memory.
So many names, there is barely room on the walls of the heart.




Tuesday, 6 September 2011

TTT's 1st Birthday!!!

Good Top Tip Tuesday Morning 





It's our 1st Birthday!!!









We have some awesome prizes - !!! LOADS OF THEM !!! - and a great challenge the week - make sure you don't miss out!





My card for this week's special 'reader chosen' challenge is....


An Easel Card I made using a photo of the happy couple - this was for the Wedding of a friend's brother.
I just love to use photo's on my cards and only ever 'edit' them in good old Word - no special graphics programmes here!



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

Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Easel Card

Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes

Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes

Catch The Bug - Anything Goes


Saturday, 3 September 2011

Happy Birthday Gran...


This is the birthday card I have made for my Gran - although her birthday is not until Wednesday I know she wont see it here, so............




I've used the gorgeous Sugar Nellie Digi Image 'Melissa'

Papers are by K&Company 'Daisy Pad'

Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts


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


Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes

Stamp Something - Get Your Digi On!