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Monday, 28 June 2010

Vintage fairy

Hi, hope you're all well & still enjoying the weather.
I have made a card using one of the LOTV gorgeous stamps.
I have also followed the fab sketch by Dawny P
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I have used
LOTV ~ Fairy tiptoe
Catslife press ~ Sentiment
Basic grey ~ Cappella
Magnolia ~ Swirl
Water-coloured ~ Distress inks
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I would like to enter the following challenges:

LOTV ~ Sketch
Thanks for popping by, hope you enjoy the rest of your evening.
Hugz
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Sunday, 27 June 2010

Tilda's got some pressies.

Wow... What a scorcher of a day!
It's been far too hot for me.
AND there was the footy, yes I know we didn't play too well.... but that ref has got to go!!!
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Anyway onto my card.
I got this sweet Tilda from Sir Stampalot last week & have coloured her a couple of times already, Mackenzie said the cheeks were too rosy on the first one so I had another go.
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To make my card I have used:
Magnolia ~ Tilda with presents
Nestabilities ~ Mega rectangles
Cuttlebug folder ~ Swirls
October afternoon papers ~ Thrift shop
Water-coloured ~ Distress inks
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I would like to enter the following challenges:

Just Magnolia ~ Sketch by Bev

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Thanx for popping by
Hugz

Saturday, 26 June 2010

Me and My Pony

Welcome to another fab challenge at ALLSORTS
Thank you to all of you who took part in Emma's sketchy challenge last week - did she pick you as a top 5?
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This weeks it's Kirsten to decide the name of the game!
She'd like to see some embossing on your projects
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Make sure you pop over to see the DT's fab creations.
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To make my card I have used:
LOTV ~ Me and my pony
Nitwit ~ Papers
Cuttlebug ~ Forest branches
Sizzix ~ Leafs
Retro flower punch
Nestabiliries ~ Large circle
Water-coloured ~ Distress inks
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Thanks for looking & don't forget ~ not long now until our new Penny Black Monthly challenge begins.
Hugz


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Friday, 25 June 2010

Home Sweet Home

Just a quick post,
One of my friend's ~ Avril has just moved home,
 I've known for months that she was moving home... but as usual I left it until D.Day to make her card.
Really struggled with this one as didn't really have any suitable stamps, but thanks to Lou she lent me this sweet little image.
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Thanks for looking
Hugz

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Strawberry Hearts

Have had a bit of crafting time time today,
I'm not moaning but it's been too hot for me to sit outside!
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Have made the following card for a couple of challenges.
It's supposed to have a strawberries & cream theme, but I don't possess any stamps with strawberries so I used Tilda with hearts & strawberry papers.I did try to make the flowers to look like those from a strawberry plant.
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I've used
Magnolia ~ Tilda with hearts
Cosmo cricket ~ Garden variety
Recycled folder ~ Behind backing paper
Sizzix ~ Swirl
Flower punch & Stamen punch
Brads from stash.
Water-coloured ~ Distress inks
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I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Just Magnolia ~ In the garden
Cupcake Crafts ~ Strawberries & cream
Truly Scrumptious ~ Sketch with optional strawberries & cream
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Thanks for looking

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Robin Hood

Back with another post, this time to show a card.
A father's day card for Darren's Dad.
Just love this Magnolia stamp,
It's the only one of Edwin I own, so really need to get some more !!!!
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I have used:
Magnolia ~ Robin Hood
Basic Gray ~ Kraft
K&co  ~ Sorry can't remember the name
SU ~ Oval punch & Scallop Oval punch
Woodware ~ Salutations
Water-coloured ~ Distress inks
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I would like to enter the following challenges:
One Stop Craft Challenge ~  One for the boys
Thanks for looking & don't forget to pop over to http://pennyblackatallsorts.blogspot.com/
& check out the fab new challenge coming soon !
Hugz
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A couple of awards.

Yesterday I recieved a couple of awards from the lovely Dora check out her beautiful blog.
I am very honoured, as it's lovely to have your blog recognised, especially when I'm so critical of my own work!
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I'm supposed to pass these on to 10 bloggerss, but I'm cheating a bit, as it's always difficult to choose just 10 and there are 2 awards I'm picking 20 bloggers and they can pick which award they would like.
Hope this makes sense LOL
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I would like to pass to the following bloggers:

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Crikey hope you appreciate them, that's just took me ages LOL
Hugz Fleur
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Saturday, 19 June 2010

Tea for two

Morning, thank you all who took part in my challenge to use buttons and/or lace there were some gorgeous entries & I had a job to pick my top 5 faves,
pop over to ALLSORTS to see if were the winner of 3 fab digi images from wink wink ink and see if you've earned THE badge.
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Moving on to this weeks challenge...
We have a fab sketch from the super talented Emma
We also have a fab new sponsor this week Squiggle stamps who specialise in cute & whimsical designs, available in both rubber & digi.
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I have used  "Tea party" from their new animal antics range.
Prima flowers,
Cosmo cricket - Garden party,
Nestabilities - labels 3
water-coloured with versacolor
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Thanks for looking
Hugz
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Thursday, 17 June 2010

Mini Me !!!!

I recently won this little cutie called "Fleur" from Fi's lovely blog.
Isn't she sweet - a bit like me really lol.
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I have used
Greeting farm ~ Fleur Anya
Naestabilities ~oval & oval scallop
Cosmoc cricket ~ Material girl
Martha Stewart ~ Flourish edge punch
SU ~ Scallop border punch
Water-coloured with ~ Distress inks
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Thanks for looking & enjoy the rest of your day.
Hugz
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Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Pride & Joy.

Tomorrow it's Darren's birthday. I made his card a while back for an ALLSORTS challenge using a fab Penny Black image "Fly Away" he loves old aeroplanes so it was perfect.
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But over on LOTV there's a fab sketch by Dawny P and I just had to make his father's day card using this , oh so sweet, image.
Darren works for a John Deere depot so I just had to do it in their famous colours. Anyone who know's Darren will know that he's always washing his car, so thought this was a fun alternative.
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The only thing is Darren's colour blind, when it comes to muted shades of  red, greens & browns they seem to merge & without thinking I used lots of muted greens & browns - hopefully it'll be ok & not just one big blur - lol!
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I have used:
LOTV - Pride & Joy
Basic Grey - Origins
Hero Arts -It's your day
Water-coloured with versacubes.
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Pop over to Macs blog to see her version!
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Also don't forget to pop over to http://pennyblackatallsorts.blogspot.com/ and take a look at our nesw monthly challenge.
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I would like to enter this for:
LOTV - Sketch
Cup cake challenge ~ One for the boys
Thanks so much for looking
Hugz
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Monday, 14 June 2010

Laundry day

Hi everyone,  I've finally got round to using a gorgeous stamp that  Crafty Lou got me for my birthday - back in April,
I'm embarrassed to say that she's been waiting patiently until I got round to inking her up.
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Thought of following my Gran's tradition of doing the laundry on a Monday,
I'm sure my crafty version is much more fun!
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I have used,
Greeting Farm - Laundry
Martha Stewart - Pinking scallop, edge punch
Cosmo cricket - Material girl
SU - Tiny tag punch
Coloured with distress inks
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All items available from Sir Stampalot
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I'm entering this card for;
 Sketch Saturday - Sketch
Bunny Zoe's challenge - Nice & girly
Thanks for looking
Hugz
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Sunday, 13 June 2010

Penny Black @ Allsorts

I'm sure that by now this is old news to many of you, Penny Black have asked ALLSORTS to run a monthly challenge dedicated to their wonderful stamps, this will not replace our existing weekly run challenge, but will be an extra challenge for you to take part in.
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Penny Black have so many different stamp designs I'm sure there is something for everyone.
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Starting on July 1st PENNY BLACK @ ALLSORTS will be running a monthly challenge,
with great
Penny Black prizes!
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Click here to see the new blog, become a follower and keep up with the news
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Hugz
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Saturday, 12 June 2010

Buttons and/or lace

Good morning to you all,
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Thanks to everyone who entered Brenda's Strawberries & cream theme.
This week it's my turn to set the theme at ALLSORTS & I'd love you to use Lace and/or buttons, I'm sure we've all got something in our stash we could use!
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We also have a new sponsor this week....
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*Wink *Wink Ink is a brand new digital stamp company as of January 2010. Our images are original, well drawn, and clear with a style you won't find anywhere else! If you like animals, children and fantasy creatures you will love our stamps! New stamps are added to our store weekly, so there is always something new to see! All images are 300 dpi and come in 3 versions- black and white jpg for coloring, transparent png for layering on all your digital creations, and a colored jpg for use as a coloring guide or print and embellish for quick beautiful projects in no time flat! We hope you stop on by and visit us soon at http://www.winkwinkink.com/!
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And a message from Brenda who has asked me to tell you all that she will be posting some mega exciting news next week, so please "watch this space".

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The DT have come up with some fab creations again this week,
why not pop over and take a look at their blogs!
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Here's my card
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I have used:
Magnolia ~ Maid Marion
Kaiser craft paper
Nestabilities ~ Deckled ovals
Coloured in with distress inks.
Lace & Buttons from stash
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All items available from Sir Stampalot
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Thanks for looking
Hugz
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Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Truly Scrumptious

Hi, Hope you are all good!
Over at Truly Scrumptious this week there is a fab sketch by Beth.
There is also an option to use gingham, but I needed to make a card for a friend who wanted green & purple, I din't have any of these in gingham so just opted for the sketch
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I have used
Gorjuss girl ~ sitting
Kaiser craft papers
Water-coloured with distress inks.
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Thanks for stopping by
Hugz
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Saturday, 5 June 2010

Live The Life You Dream Of!

Good afternoon, and what a gorgeous one it is.
Should be outside enjoy the sun, but I'm not much of a sun lover.
Get prickly heat & it makes me irritable, so I'm catching up with some orders. But first I've done a card for a challenge, it seems ages since I've entered one so here it is.
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I'd like to enter this for Bev's sketch over at LOTV
I've flipped the sketch so that the sentiment is in the bottom left corner, making room for a few flowers.
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I have used:
 LOTV ~ Rosie Posie
Kaiser craft papers,
 Sentiment ~ Catslife press
Nestabilities ~ Circles & Blossoms
Water-coloured with Distress inks.
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Thanks for looking
Hugz
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Strawberry Daiquiri

Good morning, can't believe it's Saturday already,
My week with Mac off school has just flown by!
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Thanks to everybody who took part in Debs challenge last week,
as always there were some stunning entries.
Don't forget to check ALLSORTS to see if you were one of of the top 5
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This week it's Brenda's turn to set the challenge and what a yummy challenge it is too!
She wants to see strawberries & cream.
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I have chosen to add a recipe with my card for strawberry daiquiri,
I've never actually tried it myself, but I love this image & thought they could share a strawberry cocktail.
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Not entirely happy with my card, can't find my mojo anywhere :-(
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The recipe was printed off from the Internet.
I have also used:
Penny Johnson ~ Love bubbles,
Magnolia ~ Strawberries & swirl,
Martha Stewart ~ Deep edge vine punch,
Cuttlebug embossing folder ~ Swirls,
Water-coloured with versacolor cubes.
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All items available from Sir Stampalot
Thanks for looking,
Hugz
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