Thursday, 21 May 2009

And the winner is....


Carol said ...

Hope you have a fab birthday Dawn!!!

Thanks so much for offering this fantastic candy :)

Have added a pic and link on my blog - and I've become a follower :)

Carol x

Carol, please e mail me at and I'll get the candy to you ASAP CONGRATULATIONS

Thank you for all the birthday wishes today its very much appreciated.

Best wishes


ILWS Colour Challenge 258

The colour challenge over on ILWS this week is using

Tempting Turquoise

Pumpkin Pie

Rose Red

Bravo Burgundy

or substitutes if you don't have or use Stampin Up markers, ink or cardstock.

If you do take part in this challenge on ILWS please quote ILWSCC258 when uploading this challenge. This is the card I made

Stamps: Oh So Lovely (Hostess 08/09), Pocket Silhouettes
Cardstock: Whisper White, Bravo Burgundy, Rose Red
Designer Series Paper: Sweet Always
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red, Chocolate Chip, Mellow Moss
Ribbon: 1/4 grosgrain Tempting Turquoise
Supplies: Square designer holder from the Stampin Up Hodgepodge Hardware collection

And where did this weeks colours come from I hear you ask ..... I had a power cut at my desk at the beginning of the week, this little item was the culprit ....

isn't it sweet - I love the colours - just had to use them ....

Thursday, 14 May 2009

ILWS Inspiration & Theme Challenge No. 19

I had to make a quick card this evening and thought I combine it with this weeks Inspiration and Theme Challenge over on ILWS. I love the photos that Kate finds, they are gorgeous...

Used my old faithful 'Mr & Mrs' for this one, and it almost Exactly the the same as one I made a month or so ago, such an easy design ...

Stamps: Flowers from Mr & Mrs, Fabulous Friend from Oval All (mini catalogue)
Cardstock: Pink Passion, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Pink Passion, Green Galore
Ribbon: 4.76mm Black Gingham
Hodgepodge Hardware: Raised dots designer holder.

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Papertrey Challenge 6 - Recycle

Busy day today, my third post in one day!

My good friend Steph sent me some Papertrey stash to play with the other week, today was the first chance I had to play with it - its GreeeeeaaaaaaaaaatttT - Only thing I have to do now is return the stamps :( don't worry Steph I took care of them like they were my babies ;0) They are on my birthday list, but unfortunately they are now a bit further down the list, after the Pandora Bracelet I MUST have LOL

This is what I created for the Papertrey Challenge

The challenge was to make a card that uses at least one recycled element on it, I did have ONE recycled element, which was the button, which came from an item of clothing. I always remove the buttons and hanging ribbons before throwing clothing out, never know what I can use on a card or a layout ;0)

I also tried to pick out the glitter in the button by randomly spreading glitter on the blooms, not sure if you can see in the photo?


Stamps: PTI Spiral Bouquet, sentiment from stash
Cardstock: PTI (but unsure which colour - one of the pinks)
DSP: PTI Pink Patterns
Ribbon: PTI
Brads: Colour Matched from stash
Ink: SU Cameo Coral, Regal Rose, Certainly Celery
Stickles: Icicle

On Friday I discovered ...

The Glitterpot and Paula Pascual ... WOW

I signed up for both a creative die cutting and a creative embossing class - and let me tell you, I'm hooked. The projects Paula had prepared were fantastic

Creative Die Cutting

I can't remember which die we used but it is so pretty, don't you think ...

then we used up all the left over hearts on this lovely card ...

During the afternoon we we made this card using Pebbles papers, Cuttlebug: Butterfly combo set, Just my Type embossing border, Messages in circles Birthday

and for my favourite card of the day we used Pebbles papers, Cuttlebug embossing folders and Nestabilities large rectangle scallop die for the rosette.

I had a fabulous day, as an introduction to die cutting it was great and I'll definately sign up for more classes, I know I'll never stop learning when it comes to crafting. It was my first visit to The Glitter Pot but it certainly won't be my last, FANTASTIC SHOP in the words of Arnie - I WILL BE BACK ;0)

ILWS Card Swap 6

Another card for a swap on ILWS, for group 2, I have completed the cards for group 1, but as they haven’t received them yet I will wait to post the piccies ;0)

This is a variation on a card I made way back in January which is a variation of the card on the front of the Stampin Up catalogue, I love the patchwork look!

I used:

Stamps: Thanks so Much from Greets Eight (Mini Catalogue)

Card Stock: Chocolate Chip

Designer Series Paper: Washington Apple (Mini Catalogue)

Ink: Chocolate Chip

Ribbon: Chocolate Chip Taffeta

Brads: Silver Brad from the Stampin Up Hodgepodge Hardware Collection

Punch: Scallop Edge

Supplies: Clear Embossing Powder, Stamp-a-ma-jig

It was a reasonably easy card to make and didn’t use as much designer series paper and cardstock as it looks.

1. First cut your cardstock to form A6 card

2. Then cut 7 different 45mm squares from the designer series papers

3. Decide which is going to be your ‘backing’ designer series paper and cut another piece 90mm x 30mm – now punch along the long edge using the scallop punch

4. Now select one of the lighter squares, and using the Stamp-a-ma-jig to line up your stamp, stamp your image, cover with clear embossing powder, tap away excess and heat to emboss.

5. Take your 45mm backing DSP, and a co-ordinating 45mm DSP, place the co-ordinating DSP over the backing DSP. Adhere the two pieces of paper together on two right-angle edges only.

6. Fold the top right hand edge over, pierce a hole using a paper piercer and insert a co-ordinating brad.

7. Select 45mm square to wrap co-ordinating ribbon round, using double sided sticky tape to secure – You could tie a knot or bow for added interest.

8. Arrange your 45mm squares and scallop edge and adhere to cardstock.

I've received all the cards in the swap now, will take some photos this afternoon and post them tomorrow.

Thursday, 7 May 2009

ILWS Colour Challenge 257

The colour challenge over on ILWS this week is using

Basic Black

Basic Grey

Rose Red

Yoyo Yellow

or substitutes if you don't have or use Stampin Up markers, ink or cardstock.

Blame these colours on a meeting I was in last week , I was staring out the window - as you do, and they were on the building/factory opposite, they looked quite pretty (in an industrial way) so I was determined to use them. What do you think? Do they work?

If you do take part in this challenge on ILWS please quote ILWSCC257 when uploading this challenge. This is the card I made

Stamps: Fresh Cuts
Cardstock: Basic Black, Basic Grey, Yoyo Yellow, Rose Red
Designer Series Paper: Rose Red
Ink: Basic Black, Rose Red, Yoyo Yellow
Brads: Basic Black (from vintage collection)
Ribbon: Black from stash
Punches: Oval scallop and large oval (from mini catalogue)

Friday, 1 May 2009

Birthday Blog Candy



For no reason other than to celebrate my birthday on 21st May I'm offering the following blog candy ....

  • Papermania Scrumptious 12x12 paper pack
  • Papermania Flowery Colossal 8x8 paper pack
  • Doodlebug Simply Sweet Stick with it Adhesive tranfers
  • Papermania Pink embellishment trio
  • Papermania Pink Coloured Adhesive Stones
  • Colour Connection 3D Flowers
  • Charlotte Lewis Birthday Foam Stamps
  • ipodabella from
  • Scrapagogo clear stamps x 2
  • Memories in the Making 3x3 Blank mini albumn
  • Pink tin with small surprise inside ;0)
  • Stampin' Up! Cards & Envelpes Love Notes
  • Plus a few little extras as a surprise

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and spread the word on your blog linking back to mine. You do not have to become a follower but those who are will be entered twice ;0) I will ship worldwide so everyone can enter. If you do not have a blog please leave a comment here and also send me an email (link on contact tab at top of window).

The winner will be selected randomly and announced after 5pm the evening of Thursday 21st May. If the candy is not claimed by 5pm on Saturday 23rd May a new winner will be drawn.

Good Luck - I have my fingers crossed for you!