Saturday, 27 June 2009

Truly Scrumptious meets Inky Impressions: Angelica's Bunny Hugs

INGREDIENTS
We R Memory Keepers 'Tiffanys' 6x6 paper pad : Core'dinations Cardstock 'Fuchsia Fizz' and 'French Roast': Inky Impressions 'Angelica's Bunny Hugs' stamp : Whisper Dual Tip Marker Pens : Cuttlebug Embossing Folder 'D'vine Swirl' : Woodware inverted corner rounder punch : Woodware Large Grass Punch : Papermania Brads Small Neutrals : Flowers, pearl, spacers & 3D foam pads from stash

Hi everyone!

Just hopped on to share a card I made today for the following challenges. I'm soooooooooooo tired at the moment, so this is going to be a very short post!! **yawn**

1. Truly Scrumptious - I have followed this week's Challenge 10 'Sharon's Sketch' to make this card (although I've used the sketch in its mirror-image to fit the way the image was facing). I haven't added the sentiment yet, as I'm not sure who this card will go to.... Hope that's okay?

2. One Stop Craft Challenge - This week's Challenge 35 is to use Fruity Colours, and I've used Apple Green, Tangerine Orange, and Raspberry Pink for this card!

3. Stamp Something - This week's challenge is to use at least 3 embellishments, and I've used Flowers, Brads and Spacer.

I've also uploaded this to the Split Coast Stampers 'Ways to Use It' WT224 gallery, as this week it's 'bold and bright' colours.



Okay, it's off to bed with me now! *grin* I know it's only 8.15pm, but I just can't keep my eyes open!

Night, night everyone!

Have a great weekend, whatever you're up to!

Hugs, Sem x

Friday, 26 June 2009

Just Magnolia #11: Dragonfly Tilda

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Basic Grey Wisteria 6x6 Paper Pad ('Tea Lights') : Bazzill cardstock : Core'dinations cardstock 'Izmir Purple' (L020) : Nestabilities : Copic Ciaos - E00 E21 R20 B00 BG01 YG11 G00 BV00 BV02 : Purple gems, Green satin ribbon, Prima flowers, Roses, and 3D foam pads all from stash

Hey everyone! How are we all this fine Friday morning?

Today I'd like to share with you my last *sniff sniff* Just Magnolia Guest Designer card. I was lucky enough to be the Guest Designer for June, and I'd like to say a huge thanks to all the girls at JM, especially Bev, for giving me this opportunity! I've had so much fun! :o)

So, onto the card. This week we have a fab sketch by Bev to follow:


Well, I'm pretty pleased with my effort, as I've finally managed to make an okay purple card!!!! Woo-hoo!! As I'm sure you'll all know by now, I can't craft with purple or yellow to save my life!! (My most successful cards seem to be pink/green or blue/green combos!). And also, I've very proud to report that this is my very first attempt at colouring with my brand new Copic Ciaos (I have set 36A). I am very wary of them, and I know it'll take a while to get it right, but I really love the colours in my set and they compliment, but not duplicate, my Whisper Pen colours.

So I started colouring this Dragonfly Tilda image as a 'test', as I'd heard so much about using the correct paper/card and ink for Copics. So I was prepared for bleeding colours and all sorts of problems....well thankfully it didn't happen!! So my 'test' colouring ended up being the final image I used for this card!! (BTW, I used my bog-standard cheapo The Range own-brand white card, and the image had already been stamped a while ago using Versafine Onyx Black ink).

I used my Sakura Clear Glitter Gelly Pen to highlight the antennae and those teensy tiny dots on Tilda's dragonfly wings:

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I only have a handful of purple flowers, and they just weren't the right colour. I remembered that Bev uses white roses and colours them to match her card, so I thought I'd do the same with some white Primas! So the 2 purples Prima flowers you see on the card are in fact white ones coloured with Copics!!! So thanks Bev for the inspiration!!

Well that's it from me today guys! I hope to make a card over the weekend, but I'm not going to make any promises as the tablets my GP has put me on to control the pain I've been experiencing are making me so incredibly drowsy that I feel like I don't have any energy whatsoever at the moment!

Have a great weekend, whatever you're up to!

Hugs and smiles, Sem xx

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Happy Father's Day!

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Woo-hoo! It's Father's Day here in the UK, a day to honour all dads, and this is my little handmade pressie and card for my wonderful dad!

As Bev knows, I stalk her blog daily (LOL!), and a few weeks back she posted her Whiff of Joy 'Project of the Month' for June which was a Hanging Treat Box (tutorial at Split Coast Stampers here). Now, my dad is known for not wanting or needing anything when it comes to birthdays, Christmases, father's day, anniversaries...etc. His hobbies are making models, DIY and Archery (...some of you may know that my brother is in the Olympic squad for Archery and went to both Athens in 2004 and Beijing last year) but we usually wait until his birthday and Christmas to get him proper presents and so it's always a bottle of wine and choccies on Father's Day! So I thought this hanging treat box was perfect!


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I don't have any male stamps (apart from a couple of Magnolia Edwin stamps), and I needed a small stamp for this treat box. Thankfully I remembered a while back that I'd bought a couple of Imaginisce Snag 'Em acrylic stamps from the 'Fairest of them all' range, and one of them was this tree. So I dug out my embossing powder and my heat gun and voila!

I also made a card to match the treat box, but many apols for the strange angle of the piccie! I wanted to get the light to reflect off the silver embossed tree, so I angled it towards the light a bit and now it looks a bit strange! Never mind!

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As you can see, I didn't make a card for my hubby as our daughter wanted to do that herself. She spent ages drawing and colouring a gorgeous card for her dad early this morning. She then made a bookmark, took some money out of her money box, and wrapped it all up (including the money!) and gave it to her dad! Awwwwwww! I think it means so much more when your kids do something totally themselves like that! We took hubby/dad out for a meal last night at our favourite Indian Restaurant and had a fab time as usual! DD is only 7 years old, but has loved tasty and spicy food for almost 3 years now!! She will eat absolutely anything, and so we have taken her to restaurants with us since she was 5 years old. She is such a funny, happy little thing who is a joy to be around, so we always prefer to have her with us. And I know we are lucky that she is so adventurous with her food, as I know children who won't even eat cheese let alone curry!

Well, I hope all you father's out there have a wonderful day!

Have a great day everyone!

Hugs, Sem x



INGREDIENTS
Paper: K & Co Amy Butler Lotus 12x12 Faded China double-sided paper pad
Cardstock: Core'dinations 12x12 Core Essentials 'Gibraltar' and 'Tranquil Blue'
Stamp: Imaginisce Snag 'Em 'Fairest of the all' Tree acrylic stamp
Embellishments: Blue ribbon, Silver & blue pearls, Prima grey flowers, 3D foam pads
Tools: Provocraft Zision Trimmer, Heat Gun, Silver Embossing Powder, Versamark, Martha Stewart Lattice Border Punch, Flower punches, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities

Sunday Sketch & Stamp 5: PollyCraft Sharing Sherbet

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K & Co Amy Butler 12x12 'Sola' double-sided paper : Core'dinations cardstock 'Fuchsia Fizz' : Pollycraft stamps 'Sharing Sherbet - Seeds of Love' and 'Sharing Sherbet - Xtra Set 2' : Whisper Dual Tip Marker Pens : Sakura 'Clear' Gelly Roll Stardust Pen : Martha Stewart border punch Arch Lattice : Pink organza ribbon, pink gems, 3D foam pads from stash


Morning peeps!

Today I'd like to share with you my DT card for the Sunday Sketch & Stamp challenge blog. We're already up to challenge 5, and this fortnight we have Arianne's fab sketch to follow (I've rotated the sketch 90 degrees to the right, and then used it in its mirror-image minus the sentiment):


For this card I decided to dig out my neglected PollyCraft stamps - haven't used these in months! I used the co-ordinating corner stamp from the 'Xtra Set 2' to stamp in the corners of the image plate and then I hand-drew a line to join them up to make a (rather busy!) border! I used the glitter pen on her wings, swirly detail on her clothes and the dot of light reflection on her eyes (you'll have to click to enlarge the pic to see that, LOL!). Then I stuck tiny pink gems in the centres of all the swirls.

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I'm not really sure about this one....I think the border is too close to the image, as it just looks too busy, or maybe I should have stamped and cut out the girl image and popped it up for dimension...but tough, as it's done now and it ain't a-changing!! LOL!

I'm going to enter this card into the following 2 challenges:

1. PollyCraft Monday Challenge : Challenge 17 is a recipe challenge, 3 embellishments (flowers, ribbon, gems), 2 papers (yep!) and 1 image (yep!).
2. Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge : Challenge 37 is a colour challenge, pink & green.

Thanks, as always, for popping by folks! Why don't you hop along to Sunday Sketch & Stamp and play along with us this fortnight? We'd love to see you!

Have a great Sunday! TTFN!

Hugs, Sem x

Friday, 19 June 2009

Just Magnolia #10: Summery Picnic Tilda

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Basic Grey 12x12 Two Scoops Paper (Waffle Cone, Mint Chocolate Chip, Strawberry Smoothie) : Magnolia stamps 'Picnic Tilda' and 'Butterfly Background : Whispers Dual Tip Brush Markers : Ranger Inkessentials White Opaque Pen : Sakura 'Clear' Gelly Roll Stardust Pen : X-Cut 2in1 'Diamond' Corner Punch : Ribbon, gems & 3D foam from stash


Morning peeps! The weekend is almost upon us so......have you got that Friday feeling yet? (....mmmmm....love Cadbury's Crunchie!!!)

Today I'd like to show you my guest DT card for the Just Magnolia Challenge Blog - this week's theme is "Summer Holidays". One of my fondest childhood 'summer' memories is picnics! I remember we took picnics everywhere with us, whether we were on holiday or just out and about on a day trip. You can't beat a good picnic....and yes, we did have a large checked blanket to sit on, LOL! So I chose to use 'Picnic Tilda' (she is one of my very first Magnolias) sat in front of the gorgeous 'Butterfly Background' from this year's Chasing Butterflies collection.

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I won some Basic Grey Two Scoops 12x12 paper a while back, and I thought that the 'Waffle Cone' paper was perfect for this card - it looks just like a checked picnic blanket...well to me, anyway, LOL! I paper-pieced Tilda's dungarees to match the DP (my fave technique!), and used my Sakura glitter pen on the butterflies, the sun and Tilda's wings for some sparkly accents. A little 'faux stitching' in the corners to tie-in with the ribbon, and voila!

Happily, this card fits a whopping FIVE challenges this week, so here goes:

1. Sketch Saturday - I followed this week's sketch #55 for my card.
2. ABC Challenge - This week's theme is 'S is for Summer'
3. Creative Inspirations - This week's challenge #13 is 'paper piecing' and I've paper-pieced Tilda's dungarees.
4. Scrappy Frogs - This fortnight's challenge #6 is 'Fun in the Sun', to make something summery, so I hope my 'summer picnic' theme fits okay?
5. Roses on Paper - This fortnight's challenge #14 is to combine challenges (yep, certainly done that, LOL!) and to incorporate flowers (the flowers on this card are part of the 'Butterfly Background' stamp).

Phew, I've never entered so many challenges with just one card - I think that's definitely a record for me!!

Hope you have a fab weekend, peeps! I'll see you bright and early Sunday morning with my Sunday Sketch & Stamp DT card.

TTFN! Hugs, Sem xx

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Inky Impressions: Challenges Week 2

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Morning everyone! Hope you're having a great day so far? Weather's dull and grey here ... completely different from the gorgeous sunshine and high temps of yesterday!

Today, I'd like to share with you my creation for this week's challenge over at the Inky Impressions Challenge Blog. The theme for Week 2 is 'Think outside the box', so I've done that....literally!! LOL

I decided to make a window box of sorts. I used the tutorial for an 'Ornament Box' over at Scor-Pals for the basis of my design, altering the sizes, the shape of the window ... and obviously not making the actual ornament to go in it!! I don't own a scor-pal, but I do have a ProvoCraft Zision Trimmer, which came with a scoring blade, so I used that to measure and score my own folds!

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The basic box was made out of bog-standard white card. I then used a piece of 12x12 DP called 'Berry Blue' from the brand new Doodlebug Tutti Frutti Collection to cover it. I punched out flowers from white cardstock, drew on the green detail, and then stuck clear gems coloured with a red promarker in the centres to match the strawberry blossoms on the design paper.

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I used the Inky Impressions stamp 'Angelica's Bunny Hugs' ...love how the flowers on her skirt tie in with the flowers on the DP. "Hang on a minute!" I hear you cry, "I can't see a bunny!". Well....that's because I cut her off and then handmade some strawberry blossoms to put in her place to match the DP! I wanted to show how versatile this stamp can be!

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Finally, I used Anita's 3D gloss on Angelica's shoes and on the strawberries, which really added to the depth of that gorgeous strawberry-red colour.

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When I made this box, I didn't own any acetate to put behind the oval hole. I tend to keep all my packaging (...never know when you might need it!) so I cut up the plastic packaging that a Cuttlebug embossing folder came in as acetate substitute!

Well, I hope you like my little box? (This is the first time I've ever made a box of any sort!!) I'm going to enter this into this week's ABC Challenge which is "S is for Summer", as nothing says summer more to me than Strawberries!!

Hope you all have a great day! I'll be back on Friday to show you my GD card for Just Magnolia, plus don't forget the next Sunday Sketch & Stamp challenge starts this coming Sunday.

TTFN, mes amis!

Hugs, Sem x

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Roses on Paper #13: Wild Sprout 'Dahlia' (...and Guest DT Call)

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Doodlebug 12x12 paper 'Cherry Cobbler' : K & Co Amy Butler Lotus Faded China 12x12 double-sided paper : Core'dinations cardstock 'Fushcia Fizz' : The Greeting Farm 'Wild Sprout Dahlia' stamp : Whispers Dual Tip Markers : Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder : Nestabilities (oval) : Martha Stewart Scallop Dot border punch : EK Success Medium Retro Floral punch : Woodware Daisy punch : Prima Flowers : CraftWorks Card Candy : Ribbon from Poppicrafts : Pearls, 3D foam and glue from stash

Good evening, everyone!

Hope you've all had a good weekend? ....shame that Monday is only a few hours away!! LOL!

I had a spare hour earlier this evening, and wanted to make a card for the Roses on Paper challenge which ends today. This week's challenge #13 is a colour challenge : Pink, Yellow & Green. My brand new The Greeting Farm Wild Sprouts stamps arrived on Thursday, but as I've been unwell I haven't had chance to play with them...until today!!

I used this week's sketch #56 over at Friday Sketchers for this card. And yes, I ran the white oval piece of card through the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder and then painstakingly coloured in the dots.!! The piece you see above was my 3rd attempt, as the pattern I tried on the 1st oval didn't work, and then I had a little colouring accident with the 2nd! I doodled on the punched flowers to make them match the flower in Dahlia's hair. I wanted to use Card Candy for the centre of the flowers, but despite owning 6 different packs of the stuff, I couldn't find any the exact colour match. So I used white ones and coloured them myself. I used my MS scallop dot border punch on the vertical strip of green pattern paper, but then stuck pearls in the larger holes - my 4mm ones dropped in perfectly!

Hope you likey?

Have a great evening, one and all!

Hugs, Sem x

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Race for Life - Sponsorship plea!

Hey everyone!

A quickie post to ask if any of you lovely blogging friends would like to donate a couple of pounds to Cancer Research UK via Race for Life?

My little sister and her daughter (my niece) are participating in Race for Life here in Bristol on Sunday (14th June 2009) and unfortunately so far she has not had much luck raising the £100 she has as her target. Race for Life is to support Cancer Research UK, and my sister is doing this as her best friend's sister tragically died from cancer earlier this year.

I'm sure you all know someone whose family has been affected by this disease, and by raising awareness and money we can all do our little bit to help.

My sister doesn't know I'm posting this, but I thought I would because I know you are all lovely and I know some of you would be happy to support her and donate £2 to this worthy cause.

If you would like to donate a couple of pounds (or more) then hop along to my sister's donation page on the Race For Life website here: http://www.raceforlifesponsorme.org/jessicaandemilyperfect You can pay by CC, DB and PayPal.

Thanks so very much!

Hugs, Sem x

Friday, 12 June 2009

Sketch Saturday #54: Inky Impressions Lili

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'ello 'ello again!

I have another card to share with you today, my entry in this week's Sketch Saturday (sketch #54). I've wanted to use this sketch all week, but life and health has got in the way so much over the past 5 days that I didn't have time to sit and play until this morning! Just got it in by the skin of my teeth!! I've used a brand new stamp from Inky Impressions. This one is called Lili's prayer, but I also think the sentiment I have used fits her perfectly!

I'm also entering this card in 2 Split Coast Stampers challenges: LSC224 and WT222. I've never participated in the SCS challenges before!!

LSC is "Limited Supplies Challenge" and this week's challenge (LSC224) is to use the colours of water (any shades of blues, greys and greens) and sand (any neutrals). The other requirement for this challenge is to use ribbon/hemp/twine/fibres, brads and piercing. You can add any other embellies you wish, just so long as you follow the colour theme and have the required elements.

WT is "Ways to Use It" challenge and for this week's challenge (WT222) you have to make and use one or more crinkled cardstock 'lollipop' flowers. This is the first time I've had a go at making them, and they are easy-peasy! I had, in fact, cut out enough circles to make two, but as they were a bit too big (whoops!) I could only fit one on this card.

Well, that's it from me for a few days. Hope you have a great weekend - we have lots of family stuff planned so no crafting from me until hubby and dd go back to school on Monday!

TTFN!

Hugs, Sem x


INGREDIENTS
Stamps: Inky Impressions 'Lili's Prayer'
Colouring medium:
Whispers Dual Tip Marker Pens, Versamagic Dew Drop 'Tea Leaves'
Cardstock: Core'dinations 12x12 in Tranquil Blue and Gibraltar
Embellishments: Ribbon,
Papermania Brad, Blue 4mm Pearls, Prima Flowers
Tools:
Tim Holtz tonic paper distresser, ProvoCraft Zision 12" Trimmer, Cuttlebug, Sizzlits Die 'Photo Corners #2', Scissors, Woodware Regular Corner Rounder, Needle, Glue, 3D foam pads

Just Magnolia #9: Tilda Reading a Book...

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INGREDIENTS
K & Co 6x6 Paper Pad 'McKenna' : Core'dinations cardstock : Magnolia 'Tilda Reading a Book' and 'Pile of Covered Books' stamps : Whispers Pens : Versamagic Dew Drop 'Wheat' : Woodware Large Daisy Punch : Moss Green 1.5" bloom from Poppicrafts : Brads, spacers, pearls & 3D foam from stash

Bonjour, mes amis!

This morning I would like to share with you my second guest designer creation for the Just Magnolia challenge blog (I was lucky enough to be chosen to be their GD for June!). The challenge set for this week (#9) is 'paper piecing', a technique which I love, and I have paper pieced Tilda's books!

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I've had these two Magnolia stamps for ages now, but hadn't yet inked them up!! *blush* When I was told this week's challenge was paper piecing, I immediately reached for these little beauties. Both stamps are quite large, and originally I was going to have Tilda sat right at the top of the pile of books, but this would have made the image plate too big, so I sat her on the 3rd book from the top. Think of the books as being different sizes and piled quite hickledy-pickledy and that she is sat atop one that is poking out....otherwise it looks like she's levitating!! LOL! And that's not what I was trying to achieve! *grin*

I am going to enter this card in this fortnight's challenge #12 over at Sketch and Stash, as I followed their fabulous sketch! My 'never used stash' is my Magnolia stamps!

Make sure you hop on over the to the Just Magnolia blog to check out my temporary DT sistahs' creations - they are gorgeous!!

Thanks for visiting my little lovelies!

Hugs, Sem x

Inky Impressions: Grand Opening & Blog Hop

Many of you know that I made it through to the final stage of the design team for a brand new rubber stamp company, Inky Impressions. Well, it has been a long time coming, but today I am excited to announce the 'Grand Opening' of the Inky Impressions Rubber Stamps webstore!

To celebrate the Grand Opening of the Inky Impressions Rubber Stamps webstore, together with the beginning of the Inky Impressions challenge blog, there is a blog hop happening today to showcase the new Inky Impressions rubber stamp line. So why don't you join in?

Before you 'hop off' to the next blog on the blog hop list, I'd like to share my Inky Impressions creations with you...

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The first of my two creations is a card using the Inky Impressions stamp "Angelica's Bunny Hugs". I have used some of my brand new MME 'Pretty Please' 12x12 double-sided paper entitled 'Brown Floral'. This paper is great, as it has different but co-ordinating patterns on both sides, which eliminates any time spent matching papers! I used my EK Success Retro Floral punch to punch out the blue flowers, ran them through my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder, sanded the dots and then coloured them in pink so they matched the strip of dotty paper at the bottom of the card but with the colours reversed. I'm going to enter this card into this week's Cute Card Thursday challenge #63 which is to use punches and die cuts (I have used nesties and flower/border punches), and this week's One Stop Craft Challenge #32 which is to use embossing.

Here's a close-up of Angelica. My daughter saw this card and instantly said "that's me mum, carrying my bunny!"...awwww!

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The second Inky Impressions creation I'd like to share with you today is a 'Diaper Fold Pouch', the tutorial for which can be found here at Split Coast Stampers. It's extremely easy to make. All you need is a square piece of cardstock or heavy-weight paper, and you're good to go! You can make it as big or as small as you like!

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I've used a piece of 12"x12" double-sided K&Co Amy Butler 'Sola' heavy-weight paper for my Diaper Fold Pouch. The paper has a pattern called Brown Gracious Lotus on one side and is Flat Brown on the other. My trusty Martha Stewart Scallop Dot border punch was used (yet again! ... love this punch!) to punch out some border strips from some Core'dinations 12"x12" cardstock, which I then added to the edges of the triangular parts of the pouch. Some Prima flowers, roses, punched leaves, pearls, gems and a little hand-made tag with ribbons completed my pouch! I'm going to enter this creation in this week's Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #35 which is 'bling'.

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I used the Inky Impressions stamp "Lili's Prayer", which you could win if you take part in this blog hop! Although it's not easy to see in this pic, her belt has been coloured using a sakura gel pen to make it glittery and sparkly!

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So....the blog hop! You should have started the blog hop at Nicole's blog, hopped around several blogs by now, and should have arrived at my blog from Shary's blog. If you didn't start the blog hop at the beginning, or think you may have missed a blog somewhere along the line, then hop back to the start. Be sure to follow the blog hop all the way to the end for a chance to win some great blog candy! You have until midnight (EST) on Friday 12th June to enter (which is 5.00am on Saturday 13th June for us Brits!), and a winner will be chosen at random on Saturday 13th June.

So now I would like to invite you to hop on over to Tanja's blog to see what fab creations she has made!

Thanks, as always, for reading peeps!

TTFN!

Hugs, Sem x

Sunday, 7 June 2009

Sunday Sketch & Stamp 4: Double 'Anya' Trouble!

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October Afternoon 'Weathervane' 12x12 paper 'Sweater Weather' : Core'dinations cardstock 'French Roast' : The Greetings Farm 'Miss Anya' stamps : Whispers Dual Tip Marker Pens : Versamagic Dew Drop 'Wheat' and 'Jumbo Java' : Nestabilities Ribbon Tags Trio : Ribbon, pearls and 3D foam from stash

Happy Sunday, everyone!

I have a DT card to share with you this morning, which I'm really pleased with! (...doesn't happen often! LOL!).

This fortnight over at Sunday Sketch & Stamp it's Steph's turn to provide a (fantastic!) sketch, and my fabulous DT buddies have made some corkers to inspire you. We also have an amazing rubber stamp plate from the famous Sharon Duncan as this fortnight's prize (you may know Sharon from 'Create and Craft TV'), so make sure you hop on over there right now - we'd love you to play along with us!

As I've mentioned, I'm really pleased with this card ... for once!! I love the first set of Miss Anya stamps from The Greeting Farm (I haven't yet managed to order the 2nd set!). They stamp really well and are just amazing to colour! For this card, I chose to use one of my October Afternoon 12x12 papers - I just love the colours of these papers! This is one of those cards when, after a bit of a false start, it all came together without any thought! I frequently find myself spending absolutely ages agonising over colour and paper choices, so I love it when it happens instantly and I don't have to think!! (....now, now, no jokes please! LOL!).

Well I hope you have a fab Sunday planned and are enjoying your weekend so far!

Thank you so much for any comments you have - I love reading each and every one of them, and they really brighten my day!

TTFN, peeps!

Hugs, Sem x

Friday, 5 June 2009

Just Magnolia #8: My first Guest Designer card!

INGREDIENTS
Making Memories - Funky Vintage "Lizzie" 6x6 pad : Core'dinations cardstock 'French Roast' : Tilda with Cherry Dress : Flowers, brads, spacers, ribbon, 3D foam from stash


Morning everyone!

First, I want to say a big sorry for not being 'present' in blogland over this past week. I have been so incredibly busy with it that I haven't had time to breathe, let alone post!!

I was so incredibly lucky to win week 4's challenge over at Just Magnolia, which was not only a fabulous prize donated by The Glitter Garden, but also the position of Guest Designer for June! This means that I get to participate in and create 4 cards for the wonderful team at Just Magnolia (thanks girls!), and this is my first!

So Week #8's challenge is this fabulous sketch by the super talented Rach:


If you participate this week, you could win 6 Copic Sketch Markers, donated by Simon Says Stamp! WOW!

Part of my prize as week 4's challenge winner was a 6x6 Making Memories pad of paper, so I really wanted to use it on my first Just Magnolia creation. The paper is so beautiful that when I tried to add extra embellies, they just didn't look right and clashed with the design of the paper, so I have left it very plain. Hope you likey?

Well, that's it from me for now folks!

Enjoy your Friday....weekend's almost here! Yippee!

Hugs, Sem x

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