Tuesday, 26 June 2012


Who's Caught our Eye so far?
Pop over to TTT now to find out who's been asked to GD for us.

There's still

You still have plenty of time to join in with this fortnight's challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday.

This fortnight we are honouring our fellow crafters across the pond, we want to see 
Independence Day or Stars & Stripes
on your projects.

Also this week, as well as our fabby sponsor prizes, we are giving away a surprise goodie bag to 2 Top Tip Collectors!

To join in and be a TTC you must firstly add a Top Tip to your blog (following our Top Tipper rules) - link it to our challenge (adding TIP after your name), then pop over to other Top Tippers (they will also have (TIP) after their name on our Mr Linky) and leave them a comment - stating you are a Top Tip Collector.

x2 winners will be randomly chosen for these comments.

Good Luck!

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

TTT - Independence Day or Stars & Stripes


This fortnight we are honouring our fellow crafters across the pond, we want to see 

Independence Day or Stars & Stripes

on your projects.

If you do celebrate Independence Day we'd also love to hear any traditions you participate in - whether they are little family traditions passed down through the generations or more community wide traditions.
To be honest, not knowing many people who celebrate Independence Day myself, I'm a little bit nosey as to how you spend the day.

This fortnight we have some amazing sponsors again........

Prize offered to 1 lucky winner is 3 packs of die cuts.


One lucky Random winner will win 7 Digi images for their choice

This challenge we do not have a tutorial for you :(

However, we have something a little different and I'm sure you will all enjoy it just as much!

We want to focus on YOUR Top Tips for this challenge so here's what we want you to do....

  • Add a Top Tip (your own tutorial or written tip) to your blog.
  • In your post link back here, stating it's a Top Tip for TTT.
  • Add that post to our Mr Linky adding (TIP) after your name. 

  • Once you've added your Top Tip we want you to visit other TTT Top Tippers.

(They will have (TIP) after their name on Mr Linky)

  • Leave them a comment stating you are a Top Tip Collector (TTC) from TTT

At the end of the challenge we will pick x2 RANDOM TTC comments (from our Top Tippers' Blogs - NOT THIS BLOG) to win a small surprise gift each, even if you don't win you will have a huge array of Top Tips collected along the way!

Here's my Stars & Stripes offering....

using Bugaboo - Chameleon

and my Top Tip for this challenge is....

You don't have to use things in their intended way ...my star paper is from a Christmas stack and I've turned Bugaboo's Chameleon into a monster!

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

Simon Says Stamp and Show - ....some Brown

Crafty Sentiments Designs - Bright Colours

Charisma Cardz - Male card

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

My 1st Teddy Bo!

For many months I have been admiring the absolutely gorgeous Teddy Bo and Teddy Bea images, a little reluctant to actually take the plunge and get some as I was a little scared of not being able to do them justice with my colouring skills!

However, a few nights ago I was blog hopping, as we do, and I came across the Teddy Bo Challenge Blog - not only is this a challenge blog dedicated to these beautiful images, it has amazing tutorials too!!! ...and guess what, there's a colouring one! Well infact there's 2 colouring tutorials - and I took it as a sign as the tutorials are in both colouring mediums that I use (and am trying to improve on!) Promarkers and Prisma.

I have added links to both tutorials in a new page I have added to my blog 'Links to my Favorite Tutorials', take a look! I will be adding more links to more tutorials as I see them - mainly for my own benefit - I often see amazing hints & tips in blogland but very often forget where I saw them, so what better way than to have them to hand on my own blog!

Anyway, enough of my rambling...Let me show you my 1st Teddy Bo & Co card - and of course I followed Nicole's amazing tutorial with Teddy Bo & Co Challenge Blog.

Of course I had to join in with their own challenge, which during the Diamond Jubliee Celebrations is Red, White, Blue and lots of Bling!

I've used some of the gorgeous flower ribbon from WOC as well as one of their silver filigree corners, look at the depth of this ribbon - it's it fab! You may notice the little butterfly perched in one of the flowers - it's an earring! I bought them a little while ago - on sale for 50p a pair! I added as many gems as I could to get my 'Bling' in - clear gems as well as red hearts. The Flourish is one of my newest gifts to myself (!!!) ...Cheery Lynn Designs 'Fanciful Flourish' which I had also been admiring from afar for some time until finding it the Craft Show I went to a couple of weeks ago in Cardiff.

Here's a close up of the sweet little Teddy Bea 'Love Letters' - isn't she gorgeous!
...and I am quite happy with my use of Promarkers to colour her - with Nicole's help of course ;) 

...and I must admit to not only buying this little sweetie - I have a few more Bo & Bea images to play with over the next few days...yipee!

A few challenges I'd like to enter my card into...

Teddy Bo Challenge - Red, White, Blue and lots of Bling!

Wild Orchid Crafts - Bingo ...Wings/Pink/Bling

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes!

If you're still with me - sorry for the long post - and thanks xxx

TTT - Sparkles Galore!

Good Top Tip Tuesday morning to you all.

...and for those celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubliee what a fantastic weekend of celebrations we've had and of course 'Happy Extra Bank Holiday' too :)

In honour of the
Diamond Jubilee
this challenge we'd like to see

Sparkles Galore!

as sparkles can be a little bit tricky to catch on a photograph we're going to have to trust you to play fair on this one ;)

We have some awesome sponsors again.....

Simon Says Stamp
Simon Says Stamp 
Simon Says Stamp is offering a $20 gift voucher to spend in their store!! 


Stamp Fairy 


Here's my offering.....
Using  Stampfairy's Donna & Donny

A close up of some of my sparkle...

Please pop over to TTT and see what delights we have for you this time...some fantastic samples from our CoE, Guest Designers and an awesome tutorial!

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

Joanna Sheen - Remember when...... I got married :)

Crafters Companion - Time to Embellish

Bunny Zoe - Anything Goes!

Divas by Design - Anything Goes!

Truly Scrumptious - Pretty in Pink

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes!

Creative Inspirations - Diamond...Lots of Sparkle (Wow - same as us! It amazes me how challenges can choose the same theme at the same time - we must all be in tune with each other!) 

Charisma Cards - Bling