Friday, 23 January 2009

Awards and bye bye for the weekend!

Hello all!
I've been really busy the last few days preparing for this weekend! I am going to Blackpool for a weekend of crafting and chatting with a bunch of do crafters! Heyhey! I guess it's gonna be more chatting than crafting but I am so looking forward to it! If I do manage to make sth., I will show you, promise!
On a nother note, I received a few awards lately and thank you very much for them! I don't have the time to put them up right now, but will when I come back, with proper thank yous and links and all!
Have a good weekend!

Monday, 19 January 2009

Blog candy is closed and the winner is....

Hello everyone!
I have been amazed at the number of entries to my little blog candy!! I wish I could give all of you something!
Well as I had extra entries for every follower as well and an extra entry for good suggestions (thanks for those, I am trying to incorporate as many as I can!) I gave everyone a unique number or 2 or 3 (depending on how you entered and ran it through a random number generator. and the winner is...

Congratulations! If you could get in contact with me within the next 3 days I will put your parcel in the post asap! 
In case I don't hear from Sonja,  I will draw a new name on Monday (as I am away Friday til Sunday...).
Thanks everyone for entering and I hope you keep visiting my blog!

Sunday, 18 January 2009

My first Blog Candy!

Please note: This will stay on top until the 18th of January, please scroll down for new posts! Thanks!

As promised earlier, here I am, back with some blog candy for you that you hopefully will like!
I put together a little package that I will give to one lucky winner. It will run until the 18th January midnight and I will announce the winner an Monday the 19th.

This is what you can win:
-packet of decorative ribbons in tangerine
-stick it! glue stick
-stick it! 3D foam pads
-Doodlebug alphabet stickers in pink
-Papermania alphabet stickers in green/blue
-Papermania clear stamp set
-Papermania Mini Embellishment Kit in pink
-Papermania 6x6 paper pack in purple
-Papermania 2x12 paper strip pack for him
plus a little surprise...

To be in with a chance just leave a comment under this post and put a link to it on your blog.
Followers of my blog get a second entry as a little thank you for your support in the last few months. And everyone that can tell me anything you would like to see from me here on my blog or how you would improve the blog or my creations will get an extra entry as well, so let me hear/read your thoughts!!

Friday, 16 January 2009

An award for me!

I have been given an award from Elaine . Thank you so much, I love getting awards!

The rules are:
Put the award on your blog. 
Put a link on your blog of the person who gave it to you. 
Nominate 5 other people. 
Leave a comment on their blog so they know they have been given it.

I would like to award this to Tab, Michele, Katy, Gina and Laura

Thursday, 15 January 2009

Magnolia challenge on DC - Victorian Tilda

Good afternoon everyone!
I finally go round to do another Magnolia challenge. This time it had to be a vintage/victorian Tilda and I thought travelling Tilda does look kind of victorian. And the lovely K & Co. papers and the lace just screamed to be used for this. Hope you like it!

"Victorian Tilda challenge card"
Card recipe:
K & Co. "K Baily 6x6 paper pad"
Inks: Versafine (Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia), Distress Ink (Tea Dye, Tattered Rose, Peeled Paint, Worn Lipstick, Vintage Photo, Antique Linen, Walnut Stain, Brushed Corduroy)
Stamps: Magnolia "Travelling Tilda" and "suitcases", sentiement from PTI "Mixed messages" set
Other: Lace from fellow crafter, no idea hat make, sorry! Round tab puch from Stampin up, Papaermania brass eyelets 3/16", MS Doily Lace punch, Foam pads

Monday, 12 January 2009

Sugar Bowl challenge...

Good day to all of my readers!
I did my first challenge card for The Sugar Bowl blog and it was a sketch challenge. I love Sketches and this one was a real treat. 
Here is my card, hope you like it!

"Pickin' Apples Sugar Bowl challenge card"
Card recipe:
Paper: Basic Grey "Urban Pairie"
Inks: Versafine (Onyx Black), Distress Ink (Tea Dye, Mustard Yellow, Tatterd Rose, Peeled Paint, Worn Lipstick, Dried Marigold, Broken China, Brushed Corduroy), Brilliance Poppy Red 
Stamps: Sugar Nellie "Pickin' Apples" and Sentiment from PTI
Other: Ribbon from a American Crafts, Dewdrops in pink, coloured staple, Nestabilities plain rectangles, Nestabilities double ended ribbon tags (cut one end off), pearlescent cardstock

Thursday, 8 January 2009

Magnolia vs Stampavie, first time for me...

I made a card today for the 80th birthday of a gentleman in the USA... I thought the sketch for this challenge was quite nice for this. I am not sure now if I really like it, though... It is all black and white with silver apart from a bit of yellow thrown in for the stamped image and the kraft cardstock. 

"Magnolia vs Stampavie sketch challenge"
Card recipe:
Paper: Dovecraft Charcoal prints
Inks: Versafine (Onyx Black), Distress Ink (Vintage Photo, Mustard Yellow, Tatterd Rose, Black Soot ), Brilliance Starlight Black 
Stamps: Waiter Edwin from Magnolia 
Other: Ribbon from a christmas cracker decoration, Ranger Glossy accents, Papermania brads, Nestabilities curved rectangles, Nestabilities double ended tags, computergenerated sentiment, big button cut off an old cardigan, kraft cardstock (PTI)

Ooops, just noticed that it had to be a Thank You card to be able to enter it... Oh, well, never mind!

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Card for a friend...

Hello again, here ais a cards for a friend I made recently, hope you like it!

"Chocolate and Cream Tilda challenge"
Card recipe: 
Paper: Making Memories Paperie Rouge & Mocha, brown and cream swirly paper from swap, so sorry no info on that one 
Inks: Versafine (Onyx Black), Distress Ink (Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Tea Stain, Tattered Rose, Antique Linen, Weathered Wood), Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate 
Stamps: Tilda and champagne glass from Magnolia Winter 2008 Stamp Club, Stampin` up sentiment 
Other: Ribbon from a kind crafter, so no info there, Ranger Glossy accents, Papermania brads, Perfect pearls, Nestabilities plain rectangle, Quickkutz corner

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

A couple of cards...

I managed to make a couple of cards just a few days ago and now I have a minute to show them. I hope you like them!
Thanks to your kind answers to my blog candy question (How can I improve my blog?) I will try and put a card "recipe" on for each card. If you have any more questions, please feel free to ask!

"Sorry, I am late"
Card recipe:
Paper: from Papermania paper pack (won in Clare Curds challenge on DC)
Inks: Distress Ink (Faded Jeans, Tattered Rose, Tea Stain)
Stamps: none
Other: HOTP template swirly doodles, handdrawn image, handwritten sentiment, Prima flowers and flower kisses, Papermania gemstones, Anitas ribbon, plain cardstock in white and baby blue

"Enjoy the moment"
Card recipe:
Paper: from Papermania paper pack (won in Clare Curds challenge on DC), Basic Grey Archaic
Inks: Versafine (Onyx Black), Distress Ink (Vintage Photo)
Stamps: Penny Black Transparent Set "Bubbly", Papertreyink "Mixed Messages"
Other: Copics marker pens, Nestabilities circle plain and scalloped, MS Doily Lace punch, Stampin' up Round Tab punch, Prima flowers, Papermania gemstones, ribbon cut out from a shirt, dark olive and white cardstock

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like my creations!