Wednesday, 28 December 2011

My Top 5 Cards for 2011

December 2011

May 2011

February 2011

February 2011

October 2011
 Hope you like my choice, its so difficult to decide which is your best work, but these are nearly the best I can find.

Friday, 23 December 2011

Happy Christmas everyone


Just want to wish you all a Very Happy Christmas.....


I have a list of people
All written in a book -
And every year at Christmas time
I go and take a look.
And that is when I realise
That those names are all a part -
Not of the book they're written in
But of my very heart.
For each name stands for someone
Who has crossed my path some time -
And in that meeting they've become
A treasured friend of mine.
And once you've met some people
The years can not erase -
The memory of a pleasant word
Or of a friendly face.
So when I send an email
That is addressed to you -
It's because you're on that 'Special List'
Of folk I am indebted to.
And you are one of several folk
In times past that I've met -
And happen to be one of those
I don't want ever to forget.
And whether I have known you
For many years or few -
In some way you have had a part
In shaping things I do.
So this the Spirit of Christmas
That forever still endures
May it leave its richest blessing
In the hearts of you and yours.
I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and I will see you here afterwards.

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Winner of "Cards for Men" Blog Hop

Im pleased to announce the winner of the comments left on my blog as

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
19
Timestamp: 2011-12-19 09:28:46 UTC

And that is Marianne  well done and congratulations and you will be receiving 5 digi's from Karens Doodles, if youd like to go to the Cards for Men Challenge Blogspot you can email our Design Team Leader Donna and she will pass your name and email address to Karen so you can receive your prize.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

The Fortythird Challenge for The Paper Shelter "The Lace Look"

Good Morning Everyone, I sincerely hope that you enjoyed our first ever Blog Hop it really was an outstanding success and we have you to thank so THANK YOU so much from us all not only from Veronica and Pedro but also from both the Design Teams we really did enjoy it.
Anyway now back to reality Im sure you will want to know who won my comment without further ado the lucky winner is:-

Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:
47
Timestamp: 2011-12-20 10:24:01 UTC

Well done Lorraine and if you would like to email The Paper Shelter directly, you will find the email elf on the Challenge blogsite on the left handside, they will sort out your image for you.
And now for this fortnights Challenge we want to see "Lace" on your cards and I know if your anything like myself youve got lots of bits and bobs in your stash so start looking ladies and creating. We are of course are being sponsered by The Paper Shelter.
They are offering a fabulous prize of $20 but of course thats providing youve used one of their products on your card, but even if you havent they will still give your 3 digi images of your own choice. I must admit their images, papers and accessories are really good value and quite stunning so its worth a trip to The Paper Shelter Website to see whats exactly on offer, and they are always adding to their library.
And now back to my card for this Challenge.
For my image I chose this "Little Dressmaker" and you will find her here, Ive printed her onto white card then used my copic and tria pens to colour her, afterwards I used Nestabilitie Die No.1 to cut her out and used the die again to draw around to create the mount for it out of pink card. The sentiment is one I found on the internet and felt it went so well with the image this has also been mounted onto pink card.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of pink card and for my papers I have used "The Happy Couple" and you will find them here. The first paper is a very pretty rose pattern on a pink background and on top I have used a second mount with another of the same papers a pretty flowered swirly looking pattern with a pink satin ribbon thats been wrapped around it, before sticking it to the base mount I have run two strips of lace down each sides and then stuck it down to the left of my card.
The mounted image was then positioned towards the right with the sentiment at the bottom on the left. To finish of Ive created a flower spray with several sized roses a pearl spray in the corner at the top on the left, these were stuck on top of some punched out rose leaves with some silicone glue.
Now that youve seen my card please do go and visit The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot to see what the rest of the very talented "A" Team have created for you and perhaps it will inspire you to take part in this "The Lace Look" Challenge.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://paperandsuchonline.blogspot.com/
http://stamp-n-doodle.blogspot.com/
http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.com/
http://tuesdaytaggers.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Bearlymine Designs Twentysixth Challenge - "Anything Goes"

Good Morning Everyone, well its only days away to Christmas I do hope that youve nearly finished all your shopping, I have a bit of greengrocery to get then I shall be all ready for the big day. Hubby and I will be spending the day quietly with our dog Missy and perhaps if we feel up to it we shall take her for a walk after lunch. Anyway before I go any further I have some rather sad news Donna has decided to suspend The Bearlymine Designs Challenges for now as shes still unable to take part in them herself and she feels that she needs time to recoup her strength and I sincerely hope that wont be to long, but only time will tell as shes having great problems with her hands at the moment. Thank You Donna for giving me the chance to be on your team and all your beautiful digi paper work, get well quickly.
And now to get back to this last Challenge its one that I know everyone loves as its rather a free for all and that is "Anything Goes" and for this one we are being sponsered by the following companies:-


There are some really awesome prizes on offer there so Im sure you will want to take part in this Challenge, and here is my DT card I made for it.

For my image I have used The Paper Shelters "Holynight" and coloured it with my copic and tria pens before cutting it out with the Nestabilitie Rectangle die, and then used the Heart Square in lilac pearlescent card for the mount. The sentiment is one from my stash thats been mounted on a piece of the same lilac card.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card and for my first mount I have used the same lilac card and one of two papers from Donna's "Christmas Fun" Bearlymine Digi's Paper Sets, this first paper is a lovely mix of lilac and blue and on top is a deeper mauve with a snowflake design on and Ive cut a 5" square then used the snowflake border and corner punch from Marth Stewart, then on top I have used a dark mauve ribbon and attached it to the back of the first mount.
The mounted image was then positioned in the middle and on the two edges I have used some Ironwork Accents from Nestabilities that have been cut out of the same lilac card and clipped on the edge of the heart square. To finish of Ive used a hellibore and two fir cones in a floral spray stuck to the card with silicone glue on some punched out holly leaves.
Now that youve seen my card please do go and visit The Bearlymine Challenge Blogspot to see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and perhaps you will also want to take part in this "Anything Goes" Challenge which will last for 4 weeks because of all the Christmas festivities and will finish on the 16th January, 2012.

Saturday, 17 December 2011

My Work

All my new cards are on my No.2 Blog at the moment until this Blog Hop Finishes.
http://nannieflash2.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

"Its a Celebration" Challenge and Blog Hop

Good Morning fellow crafters and welcome to The Paper Shelter Blog Hop. Our hop is a very exciting one for all of us as it is in celebration of our 1st Birthday!!!! You should have landed here directly from The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot  so you're heading in the right direction - if not then you'll want to head on back there to read all about the "Celebration Challenge" the fabulous main prize on offer and to start the Blog Hop again, as you'll not want to miss out on this one! Our Design Teams have worked very hard and are showcasing the gorgeous images available from The Paper Shelter Website and on each blog on the hop we are offering one lucky commenter a digi of their own choice.


For my Card in this "Its a Celebration" Challenge and Blog Hop I have used this "Happy Birthday to Me" image and you will find it here,  I have used my copics and tria pens to colour it, then used Nestabilitie Label Die No.23 to cut it out, afterwards I used the die again to draw around to create the mount for it out of deep pink card. The sentiment is one of the Stampin Up Stamps and I treated it in the same was as my image.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of deep pink card and then on top I have used one of three "Birthday Cupcake" digi papers and you will find them here, the first one is a very pretty pink patterned paper, and on top I have used a pink paper and along both sides I have used a Martha Stewart parcel border punch along both edges, then for my third paper which has been mounted on more of the pink card Ive used a pink background with a swirl pattern on it.
The mounted image was then positioned in the centre with the sentiment at the bottom on the right hand side, to finish of I have used some of the left over paper and created three rolled flowers cut with the Dia-namics die and have stuck them to my in the top right hand corner on some punched out leaves.

From here you will need to hop on over to Caroline. Don't forget to leave your comment for a chance of winning your choice of one of the fab digis available in store.

Hop! Hop! Hop!

You can take part in the Challenge without taking part in the Blog Hop if you would prefer not to.

Good luck and I hope that you enjoy your journey.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Bearlymine Designs Challenge Twentyfive - "Untraditional Christmas"

Good Morning Everyone, well yet another fortnight has flown by and weve now reached our Twentyfifth Challenge at Bearlymine Designs and this one we want to see "Untraditional Colours" on your card. The news on poor Donna is still uncertain, but I do want to wish her good luck that things will soon return to normal for her, as Im sure she really must be very frustrated with things. Anyway back to this fortnights Challenge and this time we are being sponsered by the following companies:-


Theres some really fabulous prizes there and Im sure you will want a chance of winning one of them. And here is my card for this Challenge.
The Design Team was lucky to be able to choose a image for this Challenge and I chose this "Gingerbread Bo" from Teddybo for my card, Ive coloured him with copics and tria pens then cut him out with Nestabilitie Die Labels No.1 then used the same die to create the mount for it. The sentiment is one of the Flourishes circle stamps and Ive treated it in the same way as the mounted image.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card and Ive cut it with the Grand Nestabilitie Die Labels No.1 and then cut a mount out of blue card and for my papers I have used Donna's Bearlymine Designs "Christmas Wishes" digi paper set, the first paper has lots of gingerbread men (I thought it was ideal for this image) and I cut this to fit like the first mount. The second and third papers have been cut into 5" squares and then Ive used my Martha Stewart Aspen Snowflake border and corner punches on them, then placed them on top of the first paper in an of set manner, the patterns on both were firstly a snowflake and the second was a sentiment one. Then around the middle I have wrapped a gingerbread ribbon and attached it to the back of the first mount.
I then positioned my mounted image in the centre with the sentiment at the bottom on the right. To finish of I have put three little pom poms on his gingerbread suit just for a bit of texture.
Now that youve seen my card I do hope that you will now visit the Bearlymine Challenge Blog and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully it will inspire you to take part in this "Untraditional Christmas" Challenge.

Monday, 5 December 2011

Cards for Men "Pairs Challenge" and "Blog Hop"

Another year has whizzed by and Cards for Men has now been running for two years and to celebrate we have a blog hop running as well as the usual Challenge. The theme for the usual Challenge is the number "2" interpret it how you will, two cards, two images, pairs, twinsets (card and gift) etc. We'll draw a random winner and top 3 as usual. You can get all the details and lots of ideas from the Design Team over at the Challenge Blog. And here is what I have made.

For my cards I have used this "TeddyBo in Santa's Hat" image and created two cards as my pair, both of them have been coloured with my Copic and Tria pens, and then cut out with the Nestabilitie Die Labels No.16 to cut it out and for its mount Ive used the Ornament die and run it through the my cuttlebug with a ornament embossing folder.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of blue for the blue card and red for the other one, and then Ive used the Papermania "Christmas Joy" paper pad in the two colours and have used three layers the second one has a strip down the card with the Martha Steward Parcel border punch used on it and the third mount is a plain colour with a pattern of ornaments on it. The mounted image was then positioned in the centre and I have then  wrapped two coloured ribbons at the bottom around the cards which have sentiments on them.

Also, we are having an Anniversary Blog Hop. You can get the full list of blogs over at Cards for Men. If you arrived here from "Patricia's" then you're on the right track. If not, hop over to Cards for Men to start at the beginning.

At each stop there'll be a word to collect and a candy draw. I've got 5 Images  from Karens Doodles to give away.

And here is what Karen says about her company:-

Karen Johnson has beendrawing all of her life. She has worked on the feature film, “Ferngully The Last Rainforest” and has created animations for Disney, Fisher Price and Mattel. She has illustrated several children’s books and is currently teaching animation at a college in Wisconsin. She started Karen’s Doodles so she could share her whimsical drawings with crafters from around the world.

To be in with a chance of winning this prize you just need to leave a comment at the end of this post. A random winner will be drawn on 19 December 2011.

Each stop will have a word which you should collect to make a festive phrase. My word is "Greetings". At the end of the blog hop you should have 9 words, work out the phrase and leave it in the comments back at Cards for Men. The blog hop will run until midnight on 18 December 2010 and a winner will be chosen on 19 December 2011.

Your next stop is "Donna". If you lose your way you can go back to Cards for Men to get the full list. Good luck everyone.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://www.comeandgetitchallenges.blogspot.com/
http://www.gingerloftchallenge.blogspot.com/
http://herecometheboysblogchallenge.blogspot.com/
http://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.com/
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/
http://sendasmile4kidschallenge.blogspot.com/

Thursday, 1 December 2011

The Paper Shelters 1st Birthday "Celebration" Blog Hop

I have some fabulous news to announce The Paper Shelter are "Celebrating" their 1st Bithday on the 7th December, so we are throwing a "Blog Hop" to celebrate it in Style, now this is not the usual run of the mill Blog Hop, its a really special one with lots of chances of winning fabulous prizes and if you want to know all the details please do go and vist The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot to see for yourself .
If youd like to take the badge for your blog you are more than welcome.

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

A Card for the LOV Challenge "Anything Goes"

Good Afternoon Everyone, well its pouring of rain here in Gloucestershire and its not nice at all, at the moment it seems to have eased of thank goodness, but the poor pup has got soaked the last time we took her out and I hope it stays dry for the next time she needs to. Anyway todays card has been created for this weeeks LOV Challenge "Anything Goes" and Ive used this sweet image of all these children out posting cards, they can come and do mine if they like though they do need stamps first.
Anyway Ive coloured my image with my Copic pens then used Nestabilitie Die Labels 17 to cut it out then created the mount by drawing around the die and cut it out by hand out of blue card. The sentiment is yet another of the LOV stamps and has been treated in the same way as the image.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of blue card and one beautiful paper from the Maja Vintage Christmas Paper Pack, which my very special adopted daughter bought for me for my recent birthday, thank you sweetheart you know who you are. Ive then used a piece of butter muslin which I have pulled the edges of and laid it with a pleat in the middle down on top then wrapped a piece of binding ribbon around the middle and stuck it to the back of the first mount. I then positioned my mounted image towards the right and the sentiment at the bottom on the left.
I then created a triple bow with more of the same ribbon and stuck to the side of my image, and to finish of Ive used several Martha Stewart Snowflake punches to punch out a snowflake and then used some German Glass Glitter to sparkle it up and then positioned it at the top on the left hand side.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://liliofthevalleythursdaychallenge.blogspot.com/
http://wildorchidchallenge.blogspot.com/
http://totallypapercrafts.blogspot.com/
http://stampinfortheweekend.blogspot.com/
http://abc-challenge.blogspot.com/

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Thank You

Good Morning Everyone, Ive received some gorgeous Birthday Cards today from some very lovely blogging friends and I want to thank them from the bottom of my heart, youve bought such love and warmth into my life and I want to show you how much I appreciate that, and they are:
Mandy, Christine (nanaseaside), Avril, Nikki, Mary, Janette and Elaine, bless you all and thank you so much.  And thanks to all of you who left me the same lovely wishes on Facebook, bless you also and Thank you.
Footnote:-
I had the most lovely quiet day yesterday, hubby (he did bring a Indian in for our dinner) was working with the local Steam Railway Preservation Society, so Missy (the pup) and I had a quiet time together. I had two stunning bouquets from two of my daughters, and lots of beautiful cards, a phone call from my eldest daughter and one from my brother who started to sing Happy Birthday to me, something I dont ever remember him doing so thank you so much not only for the cards but also the lovely wishes sent to me via Facebook it really made me feel very special. THANK YOU for making it a very special day.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

A Card for the Sugar Bowl Challenge - "A Sketch"

Good Morning Everyone, well the sun is out and its quite warm outside, Ive just been into town to pick up my magazines and to give the pup a walk, this is the first time Ive done that for about a month so it was just nice to escape from four walls, and it certainly shattered the pup shes now whacked out asleep by the side of my computer desk.
Anyway todays card has been created for this weeks Sugar Bowl Challenge "A Sketch" and Ive used this sweet digi image for my card and coloured it with my copics before cutting it out with my Nestabilitie Die No.1 and then drew around the die to create the mount for it. The sentiment is one of the Whimsey Christmas stamps from last year and Ive cut this out with a circle die and mounted it on a larger diecut.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of turquoise blue card and one of two papers from The First Edition "Christmas Joy" paper pack this first paper is a patterned one with snowmen and penquins on a blue background, on top is a stripped one in similar colour tones, across the card Ive then wrapped a film strip ribbon of snowmen and penquins to and attached it to the back of the first mount, The mounted image was then positioned in the centre with the sentiment at the bottom on the right.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://www.sugarbowlblog.blogspot.com/
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/
http://lilredwagon.blogspot.com/
http://www.scrapbooksisters.blogspot.com/
http://7kidschallengeblog.blogspot.com/
http://stampotiquedesignerschallenge.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

The Fortyfirst Challenge for The Paper Shelter - "Christmas Sparkle" (Red, Green & Gold)

Wow that was some title to write this time for The Paper Shelter, these weeks are flying by and in just under a months time we will be celebrating and I mean CELEBRATING a very special event as it will be their first Birthday and they are offering you fabulous prizes so keep your eyes peeled for the Announcement that's taking place on 1st December at The Paper Shelters Challenge Blogspot, I promise you, you wont be disappointed. And now for this weeks Challenge we want you to put a bit of "Christmas Sparkle" incorporating "Red, Green and Gold" on your cards, I spent all day last Friday getting my cards ready to post, you know putting in inserts and making sure that I had enough, I'm still short believe me. Anyway back to this week, again I want to thank Veronica and Pedro for being such fabulous owners and sponsors of this Challenge.
And they are offering you a fabulous prize of a $20 Gift Certificate to spend in their shop, that's providing you have used one of their products (digi images, papers and accessories) on your card, but even if you haven't you will still be eligible for 3 of their images of your own choice. I want to tell you that if you want to stand a chance of winning the fabulous top prize its worth visiting their webshop and buying one of their images as they are quite stunning and such fabulous value and also a great selection of different occasions to chose from.
And now back to my card for this Challenge.
And for my card I have used this gorgeous image titled "Christmas Gift" and you will find her here, Ive printed her onto white card then used my copics and tria pens to colour her, afterwards Ive used the large Oval Nestabilitie die to cut her out, the mount I have used is one of the Die-namics Oval dies, this was cut out of red card. The sentiment is one from my stash and has been stamped and cut in the same way as the mounted image.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of red card and one of two papers from The Paper Shelters "Christmas Spirit" Digi papers and you will find them here. This first paper is a bright patterned design in reds, yellows and greens and on top is a half circle mount with a similar colour choice but in a stripe pattern, this was placed down the right hand side, on top I have wrapped a piece of lace and red satin ribbon which was attached to the back of the first mount. I then positioned my mounted image towards the right and my sentiment below it. To finish of I have used three poinsetta's and placed them along the side of the mounted image and stuck to the card on top of some punched out holly leaves with some silicone glue. Ive also popped some stickles on the flowers themselves just to add a bit of sparkle.
Now that youve seen my card I do hope that you will go and visit the rest of my very talented "A" Team over on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot and hopefully they will inspire you to take part in the "Christmas Sparkle" Challenge.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://everybody-art-challenge.blogspot.com/
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/
http://shoppingourstash.blogspot.com/
http://sassycherylschallenge.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Bearlymine Designs Challenge Twentyfour - "Your Favourite Things"

Good Morning Everyone, as you are probably aware our DT Leader and Owner hasn't been very well now for quite a few weeks and the news is still very sketchy, but we do want to wish her a speedy recovery and hope it wont be to long before shes back to her normal self, she works so hard and we do so miss her, Get Better Quickly Donna we need you. Anyway back to this fortnights Challenge for Bearlymine Designs and is all to do with using "Your Favourite Things" and if you anything like me you have certain things you just can't do without when making Cards and mine I will show you as we go along. This Challenge is being sponsored by the following people:-


 Wow there some awesome prizes there again and I know if would be just fabulous to win one of them I just wish is were possible for us to do so. Anyway Ive created this easel card as its one of my most favourite shapes to use.
And Im also led to believe its one of Donna's favourite shapes to, anyway I had the luck to be able use this gorgeous "Tickled Pink" image and her name is "Lolita Kellita" Ive printed her onto white card then used my copics and tria pens to colour her, then Ive used the large Rectangle Nestabilitie Die to cut her out and the they Deckle edged one for the mount. The sentiment is one from my stash and I think its got a really lovely way of expressing the feeling of the season.
The base size of this card is a 6"x 6" and Ive used to mounts in red with one of two papers from Donna's Bearlymine Designs "Winters Swirl" digi set this first paper is a beautiful red background with holly leaves on, on top is a red green and white pattern paper which has been cut into a 5" square and Ive used the holly all around punch set from Martha Stewart, these where then layered up and Ive used a deep cream lace on both with a wide red satin ribbon which has then been attached to the back of this mount.
For the front of my card I then used the large heart die from Cherry Lynn on some red pearlescent card and this was then tucked into the back of the ribbon and lace and Ive then positioned my mounted image on top. For the inside I used my mounted sentiment as a stop this was positioned in the middle of the lace but before sticking it down Ive tucked a further heart shape behind it on the left hand side.
To finish of the front I have created a floral spray with two colours of hellebore's and some holly berries these were attached to the card on top of some punched out holly leaves on some silicone glue.
Ive got to say that this is one of my most favourite designs of cards I love the simplicity of the layering and the lace and ribbon which finishes it of, and the flower sprays brings the whole thing alive. I do hope you enjoy seeing this card and now you've seen my card I do hope that you will go and visit the Bearly Mine Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of a extremely talented team have created for you and hopefully it will inspire you to take part in this "Your Favourite Things" Challenge.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://daisydoodlescreativechallenges.blogspot.com/
http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.com/
http://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.com/

Monday, 21 November 2011

Cards for Men - Challenge 24 - "Fancy Folds"

Good Morning Everyone, yes another fortnight has flown by and we have now reached our twenty fourth Challenge for Cards for Men, and this time we want to see your "Fancy Folds" and there are certainly a lot to choose from so I will leave your choice up to you.
This time we are being sponsored by a new company and that is "Whimsie Doodles"
And here is what Melyssa says about her Company :-

Whimsie Doodles is so excited to be sponsoring the new challenge! In March of 2009 Melyssa Connolly, artist and owner, began turning her whimsical hand-drawn images into digital files for sale online. Whimsie Doodles' digital stamp line features images that range from cute little boys and girls, to punny stuff, and everything in-between. We enjoy sharing lots of samples on our company blog, where we also post challenges and tutorials.

And they are offering as a prize a $10 Gift Certificate to spend on their Website.

We were lucky enough to be given several gorgeous images to play with and I chose these ones for my DT Card.
The little lad is called "Hoodie Jayson" and I thought that the sentiment went quite well with him so I chose to use that to, the acutal card shape is one that I invented myself its a sort of triple fold and its based around a 6"x 6" card base, the papers I used are Papermania's "For Him" paper pad.
The main image was printed onto white card and I then coloured him with my copics and tria pens, then I used the large Rectangle Nestabilitie Die to cut him out, and then drew around the die onto blue card to create the mount for him.  The sentiment was done in the same way. The last flourish is the computer button that was attached to the middle fold.
Now that youve seen my card I do hope that you will pop across to the Cards for Men Blogspot and see what the rest of my fellow Design Team Members have created with this "Fancy Folds" Challenge.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://lollipopcrafts.blogspot.com/
http://onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.com/
http://stamptacularsundaychallenge.blogspot.com/
http://sendasmile4kidschallenge.blogspot.com/

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Winners of My Blog Candy

Here is the Overseas Winner

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
17
Timestamp: 2011-11-20 09:09:53 UTC

Well Done Gisela, I will get the parcel into the post tomorrow.

And here is the UK Winner

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
43
Timestamp: 2011-11-20 09:11:31 UTC

Well Done Nikki, I will get your parcel into the post tomorrow.

Well done ladies, Im so glad that my candy is going to two special ladies that I know and love.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

A Card for Just Magnolia "Ribbons" Challenge

Good Afternoon Everyone, well I thought I would for a change made another Xmas Card and I think this one will probably go to my Mother in Law as she seems to be the only one I havent made a card for yet. Anyway Ive used one of the new Sweet Christmas images of Tilda, isnt she cute, Ive stamped her onto white card and coloured her with my copic pens, afterwards I used a oval Nestabilitie Die to cut her out, and the beaded oval for the mount out of red card. The sentiment is one of my stash stamps that I have stamped onto a piece of white card and mounted it also on some red card.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of red card, the one and only paper Ive used is a Memory Box paper its a cream background with a spray of roses down the left side, Ive stuck on top and wrapped around the right hand side a piece of lace and red satin ribbon and attached it to the back of the first mount.
The mounted image was then positioned in the image with the sentiment on the left hand side at the bottom. To finish of I have created a spray of roses in several sizes and stuck them in the top left hand corner on some punched out rose leaves with some silicone glue.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://justmagnolia.blogspot.com/
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.com/
http://floweretstamplar.blogspot.com/
http://joyfulstamper.blogspot.com/
http://jinglebellesrock.blogspot.com/
http://www.phindysplacechallenge.blogspot.com/
http://wagsnwhiskersrubberstamps.blogspot.com/
http://crimbo-crackers.blogspot.com/

My Birthday and Bloganniversary

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Three years ago on the 19th of November a very dear friend of mine introduced me to blogging, it started in a small way but has steadily over the years got bigger, involving joining many Challenges to start of with then being asked to join Design Teams, and I have thoroughly enjoyed it and would like now to offer some blog candy as a very big thank you to you all, but firstly I have some stipulations, this is for my real followers and not for those who only add their names because they want something for nothing, so I would advise you if thats what you intend to do please dont, because if your not a regular visitor that I know of you wont be eligible to win either one of my two "Surprise Parcels" one is for my "Great Britain" followers and the other for my "Overseas" ones. I will be screening those that join the list suddenly out of the blue and if Im not happy with that entrant they will not win my candy, sorry about that but in the past I have had lots of "fair weather Followers" who only join in the hope of winning something for nothing and then suddenly dissappear as quickly as they appear, Ive even had blogs that only have Blog Candy as their posts and its not fair to those very faithful followers who regularly visit and leave such lovely comments. As its my birthday on the 26th I felt it would be right to combine the two and give the two prizes instead of the usual one, Im not going to tell you whats in them it will be a complete surprise to the winners.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

A Christmas Card for Cuddly Buddly

Good Afternoon Everyone, well this is my last card for Cuddly Buddly, as there are no more Challenges I thought Id make it as a thank you to Kim and Ive even used her own digi images and papers. I printed it onto white card before using my copics to colour it. Then cut it out with a Nestabilitie Circle Die, and used one of the Tear Drop Circle die for the mount, I also used a smaller one for the sentiment which is another of Kims own designs.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of red card and the first of two papers from Cuddly Buddly, a very pretty red background with holly pattern, on top of this I have used the second paper a white background with green stripes and another holly pattern on, this was then folded into a smaller strip and cut into four then stuck it across the card and a wide tartan ribbon was then positioned on top and attached to the back of the first mount.
The mounted image was then positioned in the centre with the sentiment at the bottom on the right, and to finish of I have used a large poinsetta and punched out holly leaves and holly berries stuck to the top left hand corner on some silicone glue.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://bythecuteandgirly.blogspot.com/
http://pictureandscrap.blogspot.com/
http://christmascrafting.blogspot.com/
http://cmitonlineblog.blogspot.com/
http://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com/
http://emeraldfaeries.blogspot.com/
http://hobbystuggu.blogspot.com/search/label/Utfordringer
http://reasonableribbon.blogspot.com/search/label/challenges

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

A Big Thank You to you All

Good Afternoon, well the sun is out and Im gradually making some progress into getting better, Im still coughing well and my voice is still sounding like something resembling someone from Star Wars but now Im on some Antibiotics Im keeping my fingers crossed it wont be long before I start to feel a 100% better. I really dont want to go back down the road Ive just been on as it really did knock me for six, but I want to thank you all so very much for the really lovely comments and good wishes so many of you have left for me. And now that I have managed to create a card its to show my thanks in our usual way "Bless you All". Ive also got some sad news to announce to you all "Cuddly Buddly" Challenges are finishing this Friday as Kim is finding it a struggle to not only cope with the dwindling entrants but also trying to run a shop as well, its just to much like hitting your head against a brick wall, so I also want to thank her for inviting me to be part of one of her teams even though as it turned out for a very short time, I do so hope that it wont stop you all going and visiting her regualarly and seeing what stunning things she has for sale.
And as it is I have used the "Bits of Ivory" digi image and papers from Cuddly Buddly to create my card, isnt she a sweetie, I do hope you like the results. Today Im not going to write out a long post for this but I suspect you will be able to give it a good shot at working out the receipe for it for yourself.

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Thank you all for the Lovely Comments

Good Morning Everyone, its a good job that its not this week that all my blog scheduling is needed as Im still struggling to recoup my energy, I have never felt so tired and exhausted, it doesnt take much to sap me of any energy I might have. My throat is still extremely sore and my voice sounds more masculine than female, and I have one nasty raspy cough with now a chest infection, my ears feel as if Ive been in a diving bell, not sure who they belong to, the only good thing so far is it hasnt gone to my sinus as I know from last year it would be fatal, it causes no end of problems with my teeth. Anyway I will try in a few days to get around and visit more of you, at the moment Im just doing my DT comment work and that alone is tiring me, so please forgive me for not coming by yours. I suspect I will be spending this afternoon sleeping this energy burst, so forgive me for leaving this a bit short, and thank you again for all your lovely wishes.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Not to well at the Moment

I want to let you know that Im not to well at the moment I  believe I have a touch of flu, I ache all over very tired, lack of energy and my throat is really sore so trying not to cough as it hurts to much, I also have earche, so sorry if I dont come by for a few days will try and catch up when Im feeling a bit better.
 

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

The Thirtyninth Challenge for The Paper Shelter - "All in Pink"

Good Morning Everyone, well this weeks Challenge is going to set your mind a thinking as we want a card with the theme of "All in Pink" on it, I hope you will enjoy taking part and Im sure it will stretch your imagination, but knowing you Im bet it wont take you long to sort something out. I also want to thank my fellow Team Leader for stepping in as guest designer for the month of November, as one of my Team had to resign last week and we shall certainly miss her, so good luck Penni in what ever you decide for your future.  As always our sponsers are Veronica and Pedro of The Paper Shelter.
And they are offering a prize of $20 to spend in their webshop The Paper Shelter, and if youve used one of their products on your card you will be entitled to the whole amount, but even if you havent and you are chosen by Random Org. you will still be given 3 digi images of your own choice. They do have the most gorgeous images, stunning papers and fabulous accessories for you to choose from.
And now here is my card for this Challenge.
For my card I chose to use this gorgeous "Beauty Treatment" image and you will find her here, and have printed her onto white card then used my copic's and tria pens to colour her, afterwards I used Nestabilitie Label Die No.23 to cut her out, I then used the metal die to draw around on some pink card then cut it out with my scissors. The sentiment is one of the CC stamps thats been treated in the same way as the image.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of pink card, and for my papers I have used the "Zoe Spring" Digi Papers and you will find them here, the first paper is a pink patchwork paper, and then on top I have used a spotty paper and cut it into a square and laid on top of the first, and for the third paper is a pretty pink paisley paper which was mounted and stuck down the card, then on top is a fourth paper a pink check paper and this was also mounted but across the card this time.
I then positioned my mounted image in the middle with the sentiment below on the right hand side. To finish of I have created some rolled flowers with a Die-namics die, and I used up some of the left over papers, these were then attached to the card with some silicone glue on top of some punched out leaves. The last flourish is two pink check buttons which have had some bakers twine threaded through the holes and tied in knots. These were positioned at the top on the right hand side.
Now that youve seen my card I do hope you will go and visit The Paper Shelter Blogspot and see what the rest of my "A" Team have created for you and hopefully it will inspire you to take part in this weeks "All in Pink" Challenge.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://digitaltuesdaychallenge.blogspot.com/ 
http://tiddlyinkschallenge.blogspot.com/ 
http://daisydoodlescreativechallenges.blogspot.com/