Thursday, 30 October 2008
I've stamped Picnics with Daisies Sarah with a brown inkpad this time and coloured with Ranger Distress Inks.
The papers are all from the Basic Grey Periphery range.. they are soo strokable :-)
Made a little collage with lots of different embellishments including Tim Holtz ticket and handcut heart shape.
Tuesday, 28 October 2008
... it is the ideal time to curl up at home and craft yourself silly!
We thought we would brighten up the murky approach of winter with a 10% off everything sale so get yourself over to the website now and indulge yourself in a few pick-me-ups (remember if you buy crafty goodies in the sale they are calorie free and credit crunch friendly!!!)
Our sale will last until 1st November so you can make it your Halloween treat!
I used the fab template on Bubblyfunk by Tracie Hudson (check out Tracie's blog here) - if you haven't already seen the tutorial, then check it out here. Huge thanks to caroline for letting me show my advent calendar off!
Products used :
- Papers - Dovecraft Winter Wonderland, Bazzill Bling
- Structure - 24 matchboxes and chipboard sheets
- Stamps - Lizzie Anne Christmas in the City set and High Hopes No Peeking, poking or shaking
- Medium - Prismas, sansodor, paper stumps and concord record cards
- Embellishments - Dovecraft snowflake brads, Dovecraft metallic eyelets, Ribbons from Raspberry Ribbons, Stickles Icicle
- Fillings - Fruit pastilles, blue smarties and minstrels
Monday, 27 October 2008
The second cute character to show you is the very lovable and "Huggable Hank". The sentiment "Hugs" is part of the sentiment "Hugs and hugs.
Wednesday, 22 October 2008
UPDATE - THE SARAH KAY'S HAVE ARRIVED THIS MORNING
October is.. Breast Cancer Awareness month and I would like you to think pink! My Nan died of cancer two years ago and it is such a sad fact of life that this disease affects so many of us if not directly maybe the people around us who we love so very dearly. I made my card above using one of the new Pink Magnolia's Pink Tilda Ice/Ballet Princess. For every Magnolia Pink stamp purchased approx. 41p will go directly to Breast Cancer Awareness (donated directly by Magnolia).
I am celebrating 30,000 hits on my blog here and have some Pink Magnolia stamps for one lucky person!
Stamp: Magnolia Pink Tilda Ice/Ballet Princess Stamp
Papers: Pink handmade paper, Basic Grey Sugared, various SU Cardstock
Technique: Prismacolor Premier Pencils with Sansodor and Paper Stumps for blending.
Embellishments: pearls, Flowers, Handmade heart, spacer beads, lace, ribbon, Wire "Girl" word.
Equipment: Wizard and Nestabilities
Sunday, 19 October 2008
I have used High Hopes Three Pane Santa and Sentiment Peeking, Poking, Shaking. For my gift tag I stamped my image and sentiment on Concord Record card. I have been using this card now for months and it is just perfect for using with my Prisma's as it is so smooth it blends effortlessly. It is also perfect for use with ProMarkers and Copics Markers. At such a great price you can even cope with a few stamping boo boo's! My Santa Panes were coloured with Prismacolor Pencils and I used Sansodor and paper stumps to blend. I then finished of with lots of stickles for added sparkle!
Friday, 17 October 2008
For us, the best card is plain and simple record cards by Concord - they are cheap and a brilliant size but at a great affordable price.
To make life easier for us and you we now stock them in the shop here. We wish we could source them a little cheaper and will keep trying to get the price down further if we can (we don't order enough office supplies to qualify for wholesale reductions!). However, if you are spending over £15 you will qualify for free postage so it does work out quite economically in the end.
Thursday, 16 October 2008
Thank you for all the entries for our blog candy and huge thanks for the birthday wishes.
Our randomly picked blog winner was
Congrats Ladies. Your blog candy is so cute. I put a link on my blog.http://cardsandcoffee.blogspot.com
Congrats Anita - please can you drop us your address and we will get your candy out to you ASAP.
Our gorgeous batch of Magnolia Pink Stamps have arrived this morning and are now up and on the website. Magnolia have donated 5 SKR (about 41p) from each sale to a Breast Cancer Charity.
Tuesday, 14 October 2008
You still have until tomorrow to enter our blog candy! You can find the post here.
Stamps: High Hopes "Sitting Princess" and "Rock wall" & Lizzie Anne Design Little bits set "Once upon a Time"
Papers: Basic Grey Euphoria and SU Cardstock
Technique: Prismacolor Premier Pencils with Sansodor and Paper Stumps for blending. SU Stampin' Pastels.
Embellishments: PM Adhesive Pearls, brads, butterfly button
Equipment: Wizard and Nestabilities
All products highlighted in blue can be ordered from the store. The links provided will take you directly to the products.
Monday, 13 October 2008
So what do you think of this hot new talent?
This card was made for me by................
........... my husband!
Isn't it good for his first card?
Sunday, 12 October 2008
Don't forget you still have until Wednesday 15th October to enter our yummy candy draw. You can find more details on here.
Thursday, 9 October 2008
Tuesday, 7 October 2008
Stamps: High Hopes "Holly Winter Fairy" and "For My Princess" sentiment
Papers: Daisy Bucket Wrapped Wishes "Sugar Plum Dreams"
Technique: Copic Sketch Markers, Chalk, Sakura Stardust and Stickles
Embellishments: Ribbons, jingle bell, buttons & Adhesive Stones
Equipment: Wizard and Nestabilities
All products highlighted in blue can be purchased from the store. The links provided will take you directly to the products.
Sunday, 5 October 2008
In the end we just couldn't decide and we decided to add another 2 members to our team so please say a huge congratulations to ....... Lim and Fran.
We were totally in awe of Lim's amazing Hanglar and Magnolia cake - totally fat free but utterly delicious.
Fran made us chuckle our socks off with her very interesting Tilda and Edwin card. We saw Tilda in a way we have never seen her before! If you want more details you'l have to go and nag Fran. (We have got the pink ribbon Magnolia stamps ordered and I know I'll be having flashbacks to Fran's card when they arrive!)
We thought we would have to celebrate with a bit of blog candy as we have so much to celebrate at the moment
- We have 2 fab new additions to our Design Team - Fran and Lim
- We are on our 100th blog post
- It is Marlene's birthday on Friday 10th, Nikki's on Saturday 11th and mine on Monday 13th!
- We have so much yummy stuff at the moment!
Our candy is made up of:
- 6 sheets of CherryArte Princess papers - Corinne, Emma, Heather, Max, Rett, Sheri
- CherryArte Princess Chipboard
- CherryArte Princess Rubon Alphas
- AMM tag book
- AMM Sea Foam Blue ribbon
- Rachelle Anne Miller Taking Care Stamp
- Magnolia 3 hearts stamp
- High Hopes Small birthday cake
So if you want to be in with a chance of winning our candy then leave us a comment on this post. If you put a link to our candy on your own blog you will get an extra entry into the draw.
The winner at will be picked by the twins at 6pm GMT on Wednesday 15th October (my post birthday hangover should well and truly have gone by then) and the winner will be notified by the blog only.
For my card today I stamped my "Snow Sweet Snowlady" and then masked her so I could add "Dapper Dan Snowman". Don't they make a sweet couple! I've used more of the gorgeous Figgy Pudding Basic Grey papers.
It's really miserable weather here in the UK and has turned quite cold. It's raining lots and quite windy too :-(
Stamps: High Hopes Snow Sweet Snowlady and Dapper Dan Snowman
Papers: Basic Grey Figgy Pudding
Technique: Prismacolor Pencils, Sansodor and paper stumps to blend
Embellishments: Ribbon, dew drops, beads. mini bow and wooden sentiment
All products highlighted in blue can be purchased through the store. The links provided will take you directly to the products.
Friday, 3 October 2008
Stamps used: Large Monkey Mike, Stretch, Timothy Tiger, Walkabout Wally, Camilla Gorilla, Frances Owl, Elmer Elephant and single banana. All these characters can be purchased in the Store.
Thursday, 2 October 2008
I am particularly in love with the little dress up bug set
We will be trying to get them all on in the next 24 hours so keep your eyes on the Alota stamps section
Wednesday, 1 October 2008
High Hopes "Frog Prince"
Stamps: High hopes Albert and Frog Prince, Bat - part of the Lizzie Anne Little bits "Spooked" set and witches broomstick - part of the CC Designs Sugarplums Halloween set.
Ink: Memories & Momento
Papers: Bazzill and K&Company Halloween papers
Technique: "Albert" - Prismacolor Pencils, Sansodor and Paper Stumps. Frog Prince - Copic Sketch Markers & chalk
Embellishments: Karen Foster pumpkin keepsake brad, ribbons, fibre.
Equipment: Cricut Expression - Witches hat cut from the Paper dolls cartridge
All products highlighted in blue are available to buy in the store. The links provided will take you directly to the product.
"Witches Broomstick" from CC Designs Sugarplums Halloween set