Tuesday, 29 March 2011

SCRSC36: Spring is Sparkling


Happy Tuesday everyone! This week at Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps challenge we would like to see projects with the theme of 'Anything Spring'.

I haven't finished my card yet, as I had a hospital appointment yesterday .. and... well... the less said about that the better :o(  I will add my card to this post as soon as it's finished - sorry!

Sparkle is sponsoring this week's Crazy 4 Challenge #80 which is a fab sketch.  The prize is 2 SCRS rubber stamps - Travelling Josh and Cruisin' Chloe - so why not do combine our SCRS challenge with the C4C challenge and double your chance of winning some yummy Sparkle Creations rubber!


Sparkle Creations challenge is open to all players. Each week a random winner will be chosen, and they will receive a SCRS rubber stamp. [In order to qualify for a prize, you must use a Sparkle Creations image on your creation.]

Do pop along to the rest of the SCRS DT's blogs to take a peek at their awesome challenge creations:


Finally, you still have a few days left to purchase your SCRS Rin stamp/s at the special price of $5 each with all proceeds going to the Japan Disaster Relief. Click on the pic to be taken straight to the store:


Thanks for dropping by - I will update and re-post this post with my card as soon as it's finished! Hope you have a great Tuesday!

Hugs,

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Sketch Saturday #148: Whimsy Club Kid


Happy Saturday! Today I have my Sketch Saturday #148 make to share with you. We are being sponsored by The Craft Barn and one lucky participant will win a *NEW* Tim Holtz Air Travel plate worth £19.25! WOW! This is one of those times when I wish I could be entered into the draw! LOL!

And here is sketch #148:


I don't mind admitting that this sketch was a challenge for me!  I actually started my DT make on Wednesday would you believe, but after a lot of faffing about and cutting up of lots of different paper, I eventually binned the card this morning and started again.  I ended up rotating the sketch 90 degrees to the left and substituted the triangles for die cuts.

This sassy image is one of the newest Kenny K for Whimsy Stamps rubber stamps called 'Club Kid'.  I coloured her with Copics and had intended NOT to colour her hair with lots of texture, but have now found that I actually can't colour hair any other way ... oops!!  I also used the 'celebrate your day' sentiment from the Party Pony stamp set and the accessory stamp (stamped in the corners of the image plate) from the Spring Stepping stamp set. 

The DPs and die cuts are from the Crate Paper Brook Collection Kit.  I also have the Crate Paper Pink Plum Collection Kit in my stash (another of my favourites from Crate Paper) and this kit is currently on sale at 50% off at only £8.00 over at Quixotic Paperie!  The paper really is gorgeous quality and if you don't have either of these kits, buy them!!  When I first heard that Crate Paper were bringing out 6x6 pads I was really excited, but I then found out that they didn't actualy scale down the patterns but simply just cut the 12x12 into four 6x6 pieces!!!  So disappointing!  However, Echo Park are about to release 5 of their current lines in 6x6 pads, in which the patterns have been sized down, so I can't WAIT to get these!! :o)

Hope you're having a great weekend and thanks for dropping by!

Hugs,

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

SCRSC35: Swimming Lucy


Happy Tuesday everyone! Welcome to a brand new Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps challenge! This week we have a fabby colour challenge for you of PINK ORANGE and GREEN!

I used the cute and sassy Swimming Lucy from our very first release for my card:


I coloured Lucy with Copic markers, added some SU glitter to the waves and to the tiny butterfly, and then cut her out.  I then made a sky background using some chalk ink and a cloud die for a template.  Then I stuck the water part straight to the background but popped up Lucy using some thin foam tape.  I made the banner myself by simply drawing and cutting out a banner template and then using it to guide me when cutting out the DP (the banner is held together with some Divine Twine).

I have also used some of the FABULOUS YNS Glittered Skittles on my card - yes, I admit it, I can't stop using them, LOL!  I have used Princess Pink in the smaller size.  Glittered Skittles come in 11 different colours, and you can either buy them in single colour packs or buy a pack with a small amount of all the colours and sizes called Fruit Salad Karen is holding a quick giveaway over at the YNS blog to win some of these Glittered Skittles along with a YNS stamp, so be sure to enter by Wednesday to be included in the draw.


Finally, I want to let you know that Sparkle has kindly decided to donate $5 to the Japan Earthquake appeal for every Rin stamp bought through the rest of this month.  You can snag Lantern Rin and/or Rin and Snowman for $5 each - 100% of the sale price will be donated.

Sparkle Creations challenge is open to all players. Each week a random winner will be chosen, and they will receive a SCRS rubber stamp. [In order to qualify for a prize, you must use a Sparkle Creations image on your creation.]

Do pop along to the rest of the SCRS DT's blogs to take a peek at their awesome challenge creations:


Finally I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

- Waltzing Mouse Challenge #39 Sketch
- GingerLoft #14 Die Cuts or Punches
- Sugar Creek Hollow Anything Goes
- Frosted Designs #18 Banners
- Phindy's Place #47 Hot stuff/warm colours/sunshine
- Art Impressions #8 Get Punchy
- Ali Factory #72 Things With Wings

Thanks for dropping by!

Hugs,


Supplies
STAMP: Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamp 'Swimming Lucy'
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
COPICS: E11, E00, E000, R20, Y11, Y15, Y17, YG00, YG23, YG67, BG000, BG01, C1, C3, R11, R32, R35, R37
PAPER: Echo Park 'Sweet Summertime' (the reverse side of the following papers: SS1004 Cool Treats, SS1005 Summer Argyle, SS1007 Whimsy Stripe, SS1008 Citrus Circle, SS1011 Flower Garden)
CARD: SU Whisper White for matting, Craftwork Cards Back2Basic card base, Rymans 200gsm bright white coated card (for Copics)
EMBELLIES: YNS Glittered Skittles 'Princess Pink', Divine Twine 'Orange', SU Glitter 'Dazzling Diamonds'
TOOLS: SU Scallop Edge punch, SU Boho Blossoms punch, SU 2-way glue pen (for the glitter)

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Sketch Saturday #147: YNS Egg Tree


Happy Saturday everyone!  Today I have my Sketch Saturday DT card to share, which is also my YNS Challenge card!  Over at SS we have another fabby sketch by Jo and our sponsor this week is Bunny Zoe Crafts who are offering a £10 gift voucher to one lucky winner


I have used one of the brand new releases from Your Next Stamp for my card, Easter Egg Tree.  It is one of my favourite stamps from our new release.  I used some long-forgotten MME papers that I received with a papercrating magazine last year, and also added some of the BRAND NEW YNS Glittered Skittles embellies to follow our current YNS Challenge of 'Sparkle'. I have used 'Crystal Ice' on my card, but these gorgeous flatback glittery embellies come in a whole host of different colours.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

- DYSU#11 Add a Bow
- Little Miss Muffet #5 Brads, Gems or Pearls
- Meljen's Designs #50 Dots
Lexi's Creations #35 Easter
- The Crafty Pad #112 Buttons

Thank you so much for popping by, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Whimsy Stamps new rubber release BLOG HOP


Hello and welcome to the Whimsy Stamps March new rubber release BLOG HOP!

We have 13 fabulous new Whimsy Stamps plus 2 new wonderful dies to show you today! These new goodies are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites. We also have our wonderful special guests joining us for this hop - Beate Johns, Deb Routledge, Jacque Beddingfield and Elaine Hughes!

The Whimsy Stamps DT have been sneak peeking these fabulous stamps for the past 4 days, so if you missed them be sure to hop on over to the Whimsy Inspirations Blog for some more inspiration!

Here is a full list of the wonderful new rubber stamps and dies being released today:

4 stamps from Crissy Armstrong
Benny & Joon Have Cake ~ Celebrate Big! ~ Tippy By The Tail ~Valerie & Kitty sitting pretty

2 stamps from Meljen's Designs
Rainy Day Duckling ~ Little Puddle Duck

4 stamps from Kenny K
Brooklyn Babe ~ Club Kid ~ Strong Island ~ Let’s Party

3 stamps/sets from Raindrop Echo Designs
Treasured Moments Tickets ~ Time Flies ~ Spring Letter Seals

2 dies/sets from Raindrop Echo Designs
Banner Pennants Die Set ~ Double Scallop Border Die

If you would like to participate in the hop and you didn't arrive here from Beate's blog, please CLICK HERE to return to the beginning of the hop at Crystal’s blog.

The hop starts today (Wednesday March 16th at noon EST) and ends on Wednesday March 23rd at noon EST.

For this hop we have 6 different prize draws! We have not one but TWO grand prize draws, so two lucky hoppers will win a large selection of new release stamps. Grand Prize 1 will be for those who help us advertise the hop, and Grand Prize 2 will be for those who hop along with us. Also, we have 4 mini candy stops throughout the hop where you can enter to win a new release stamp! I'm not going to tell you where they are, so if you haven't found them you'll just have go back to the beginning and start hopping! *wink*

For my blog hop creation I used Kenny K Strong Island, 2 of the new Treasured Moments Tickets stamps, and also my Whimsy Shapeology Ticket Die to cut out the tickets.  All the DP is from my Echo Park Happy Halloween collection pack and those fabulous purple glittery flatback drops I have popped in the four corners of my card are YNS Glittered Skittles.


I followed Sweet Sunday Sketch Challege #108 for my layout, but turned it 90 degrees to the left.  I would also like to enter this card into Papertake Weekly (Three of something - I have 3 stars) and PIO#11 (orange & green).

I also made some creations for our sneak peeks this week using Rainy Day Duckling (Meljen's Designs) and Celebrate Big! (Crissy Armstrong), so please click on the titles if you would like to view these past posts.

So now it's time for you to continue the hop by hopping on over to Deb's blog.

Finally, here is a complete blog hop list in hopping order:


Thank you so much for hopping with us today and I hope you enjoy the new releases!

Hugs,

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

SCRSC34: Lantern Rin


Happy Tuesday everyone! Welcome to a brand new Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps challenge! This week we have a lovely photo for your inspriation!

I have used Lantern Rin for my card, paired it with some Basic Grey 'Origins' paper, and followed this week's ESS sketch #121.



Sparkle Creations challenge is open to all players. Each week a random winner will be chosen, and they will receive a SCRS rubber stamp. [In order to qualify for a prize, you must use a Sparkle Creations image on your creation.]

Do pop along to the rest of the SCRS DT's blogs to take a peek at their awesome challenge creations:


Thanks for dropping by!

Hugs,

Monday, 14 March 2011

Whimsy Stamps Sneak Peek Day 3 - Meljen's Designs


Hi everyone!  Today the Whimsy Stamps DT are showcasing the brand new Meljen's Designs Rubber Stamps that will be released on Wednesday, along with all the other fabulous new release rubber stamps and dies!  For my sneak peek card I have used the adorable Rainy Day Duckling stamp and paired it with some OA papers:


There is a daily list of the DT who are participating in each of our 4 days of sneak peeks over at the Whimsy Inspiration Blog, so I would love to invite you to hop on over there and have a peek at what my teamies have made for you today!  And don't forget to check back on Wednesday at 12noon EST to participate in our new release BLOG HOP!!  Yay!

Wishing you a wonderful day!

Hugs,

Saturday, 12 March 2011

SS146 & Whimsy Sneak Peek Day 1

This is my second post of the day! For my Sparkle Creations new release post, please scroll down to the previous post - thanks! :o)


As it's Saturday, it's time for a brand new sketch over at Sketch Saturday...


Today is also the first of 4 days of Whimsy Stamps New Release Sneak Peeks.  From today until Tuesday, the Whimsy DT are showcasing the stamps that will be released on Wednesday! YAY!  Today we are sneak peeking the new stamps illustrated by Crissy Armstrong, and I have used Celebrate Big! for today's creation:


Red is one of my favourite colours after orange, turquoise and lime green.  I have a lot of red tops (in fact I am wearing one of my red sweaters right now, LOL!) but I always forget that my digi camera HATES red, LOL!  It's almost impossible to correctly capture the colours in a card that I've added red to, and even with some limited editing through Windows Live Photo Gallery, I still haven't managed to get a good 'real-life' piccie!  To give you an idea, I have used Copic R27 for the deepest red colour, but I think it looks quite orangey here?  Well, I'm sure everyone has (or has had) this BG paper, so you know what it's supposed to look like, LOL!

The Whimsy Stamps DT are holding a fun BLOG HOP to celebrate our new release on March 16th. We have a tonne of prizes to give away, so be sure to join us then!

Hope your weekend is fabulous!

Hugs,

Sparkle Creations RELEASE DAY!

Hello everyone and welcome to Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps new release day!

Today, the DT (along with our March guest designer Danielle Lounds), are showcasing the second of 2 brand new SCRS stamps that are available to buy RIGHT NOW for the SCRS store! So without further ado, I am pleased to introduce ... ROLLERBLADING CHLOE...


I followed the great sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday #92 for this card and I would like to also enter it into the following challenges:

- PWC144 Ribbon
- Simon Says Stamp & Show Metal
- The Crafty Pad #111 Ribbon
- Gingerloft #13 Flowers

Sparkle will be giving away Rollerblading Chloe to one lucky person! For a chance to WIN, you need to visit and comment on all of the designer's Rollerblading Chloe blog posts (links listed below). Then head on over to the SCRS blog and comment on the Rollerblading Chloe post there. You have until midnight EST today to comment and the lucky winner will be announced tomorrow!


Just to remind you again about the SALE Sparkle is holding at the SCRS store this coming week!  The sale is from Thursday March 17th through Sunday 20th, and all you need to do is use the code LUCKY15 when checking out to receive a whopping 15% off your entire order!

Thanks for dropping by!  I hope you enjoy our new release!

Hugs,

Friday, 11 March 2011

Sparkle Creations: Introducing ... Kitty Cat Josh

Hello everyone and welcome to Day 1 of Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps new release sneak peeks!

Today, the DT (along with our March guest designer Danielle Lounds), are showcasing the first of 2 brand new SCRS stamps that will be released tomorrow. So without further ado, I am pleased to introduce ... KITTY CAT JOSH ...


I followed The Sweet Stop Sketch #98 for this card and I'd also like to enter it into the following challenges:

- Creative Card Crew No Flowers
- Creative Craft World Male Card
- Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes
- Creative Belli #112 Animals
- Ooh La la #75 Male Card
- TSG#97 Use Kraft

Sparkle will be giving away Kitty Cat Josh to one lucky person! For a chance to WIN, you need to visit and comment on all of the designer's Kitty Cat Josh blog posts (links listed below). Then head on over to the SCRS blog and comment on the Kitty Cat Josh post there. You have until midnight EST today to comment and the lucky winner will be announced tomorrow!


Before I go, I want to give you the heads up about a SALE Sparkle is holding at the SCRS store this coming week!  The sale is from Thursday March 17th through Sunday 20th, and all you need to do is use the code LUCKY15 when checking out to receive a whopping 15% off your entire order
Thanks for dropping by and 'see' you tomorrow for release day!

Hugs,

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

YNS March Release BLOG HOP ~ Candy Alert!


Welcome to the Your Next Stamp March New Release BLOG HOP!

We have some amazing new YNS stamps to show you today! These new stamps are available to buy right now from the Your Next Stamp store along with all your YNS favourites.

If you would like to participate in the hop then you are at the right place, as I am the start of the hop!!

The hop starts today (8 March 2011 at 08:00 EST) which also happens to be my birthday!!  Yippee!!  And it ends on 11 March 2011 at midnight EST.

As always here at Your Next Stamp, we have a wonderful prize for you to win! One lucky winner will be drawn at random from the links in the linky list to receive a surprise package of new release stamps!  Just add your name to the linky list at the end of this post to be entered into the prize draw!

You will see that every stop along the hop has a linky list - this is the SAME linky list posted on every blog, so that you can enter the prize draw from any stop along the hop (although we hope you will visit every blog!). The linky will update itself on everyone's blog when a link is entered - how cool is that? Please remember to only enter your name ONCE into the linky list during the hop - you do NOT need to enter your name at every stop and multiple entries will be removed. It's not a requirement for you to comment at every stop along the hop to be eligible to be entered into the prize draw, but the DT would sure love to hear what you think of our new release creations!

Karen is also running a special 10% off promotion from today until 14 March 2011. Just enter the code YNSMARCH when checking out to apply your 10% discount. There are also some FANTASTIC special offers and promotions running over at the YNS store at the moment, so once you've finished the hop be sure to hop on over and check out the clearance sections: 35% off selected stamps - 50% off selected stamps - 60% off selected bare rubber stamps - 35% off selected embellishments - 35% off selected DP sampler packs. WOW! What a great time to grab a bargain!

I went a little mad and made 3 cards for you today using 5 different new release stamps!! So here they are:

Spring Stair-step Card
YNS Stamps used: Cute Bunny with Flowers, Cute Sheep with Flowers, Just Hatched (all Dale Designs)

I covered the shell of the egg in Glossy Accents to make it nice and shiny, added some fun white flowersoft to the bunny's tail and tummy, used actual cotton wool for the clouds, some Viva Decor glitter liner (from Quixotic Paperie) for the centres of the flowers and butterflies, and I made the trees using a SU punch and my fair hands, and the banner was made completely from scratch complete with Divine Twine from Elaine at Quixotic Paperie!  I had a LOT of fun making this card! :o)


Blowing Smoke
YNS stamp used: Dante Dragon (Franfou Designs)


I followed the Viva La Verve challenge sketch for week 1 (VLVMar2011) by Amber Hight for this card and used some of my beloved October Afternoon design papers - yum!!


Spring Garden
YNS stamp used: Dixie Daisy (Franfou Designs)


I completely blame my fellow YNS DT teamie Jenny for me purchasing these wonderful MFT Die-namic cloud dies!!  Aren't they the cutest?  I bought them from Tracy at Dies to Die For, who not only offers the BEST service ever, but stocks (I think) the biggest MFT Die-namics range in the UK! Yay!  I used some Echo Park Sweet Sumnmertime paper for this card (available HERE from Quixotic Paperie) and followed this month's sketch over at Sugar Creek Hollow.

I'd like to enter these cards into some challenges:

Spring Stair-step Card
Cupcake Inspiration #101 ; Gingerloft #13 ; Dream Valley #2 ; Creative Inspirations (Green) ; Catered Crop FTR7 ; Little Claire's #2 ; Corrosive #106 ; ECP #33 ; Wags n Whiskers #49 ; Stampin for the Weekend #5 ; Simply Create #38 ; Fairy Knoll #40 ; Card Making Mamas #16 ; OTWC #48 ; Craft Us Crazy #3 ; Crafty Purple Frog ; Cute Card Thursday #154 ; Delightful Challenges ; DYSU #9 ; Some Odd Girl ; SISC49 ; Cooking it Up #51Creative Belli #112 ; Pixie Cottage #59 ; Scrapbook Sisters #25Paper Variety ; Sir Stampalot March Challenge (Spring) ; The Pink Elephant #95 ; Incy Wincy #84

Blowing Smoke card
Corrosive #106 ; Creative Inspirations (Green) ; ECP #33 ; Tellens Place (Embellish) ; Fussy & Fancy (embossing) ; Card Making Mamas #16 ; Charizma #9 ; DYSU #9 ; Pixie Dust #64 ; Creative Belli #112 ; Creative Craft World ;

Spring Garden card
Sugar Creek Hollow (sketch) ; Paper Sundaes #59 ; Crafty Pad #111 ; Little Claire's #2 ; Fairy Knoll #40 ; Cute Card Thursday #154 ; Delightful Challenges ; Fab n Funky #62 ; Scrapbook Sisters #25 ;

So now it's time for you to hop on over to Peggy's blog as she is the next stop on our hop, but I'd love it if you left me a comment before you go!

Thanks so much for hopping with us today! I hope you enjoy our new release!

Hugs,


SCRS#33 Charlotte with a Rose


Happy Tuesday everyone!   Today is definitely a happy day for me because ... it's my BIRTHDAY!!! Woo-hoo!! :o)  It's also pancake day here in the UK, so I get to have pancakes for my birthday brekkie... jam, icecream, lemon juice, cream, maple syrup ... yum!!!  We're planning to go to the flicks today and will most likely see 'The Adjustment Bureau'.


I also have 2 blog posts today.  The first is my Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps DT make for today's new challenge! This week we have another scrumptious sketch by our lovely Kim and I have used Charlotte with a Rose for my card:


[Sorry it's a pants photograph! I'll update later today with a better one! :o)]

Sparkle Creations challenge is open to all players. Each week a random winner will be chosen, and they will receive a SCRS rubber stamp. [In order to qualify for a prize, you must use a Sparkle Creations image on your creation.]

Do pop along to the rest of the SCRS DT's blogs to take a peek at their awesome challenge creations:


Okay, so I'll be back in about 8 hours with my Your Next Stamp new release blog hop post (that is if Mr Blogger plays nice and posts it!!) , so I'd love it if you popped back then!

Thanks for dropping by!  Hope you have a wonderful day!
Hugs,

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Sketch Saturday #145


Happy Saturday everyone! 

Today I have my Sketch Saturday DT make to share.  As it's the first Saturday of the month, our wonderful leader, Jo, gets to have a rest and one of the DT take over and provides the sketch.  This month it's Cazza's turn, and she has given us a fab sketch to follow - thanks hun!  We're being sponsored by Lisa B Designs and Lisa is offering one lucky winner 4 of her fantastic clear stamps PLUS a Wild Rose Studio Paper Pack!! WOW!!! 

The SS DT were extremely lucky to be given one of Lisa's stamps to work with for this week's DT make, and so I just want to say a huge thank you to Lisa and Cazza for this!!  I chose the adorable Minx ... Where's He Gone? stamp for my card - isn't he the cutest?  The stamps are wonderful quality and stamp like a dream first time, even with my Memento ink (I find I can't use this ink with some of my clear stamps). This particular stamp is currently 30% off in the LisaBDesigns store, and so you can snag it for only £3.15 (plus shipping & handling). WOW!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

- Alphabet Challenge R is for Ribbon
- Simply Create #38 Flowers
- Charisma Cardz #9 Four Legged Friends
- Little Miss Muffet #4 Designer Paper
- Meljens Challenge #48 Animal
- Play Date Cafe #71 B&W +1 other colour
- Belli #112 Animals
- Gingerloft #12 Furry Friends

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, whatever you're up to!  I have a monster migraine and so am probably going to spend the next few hours in a dark room willing it to go! :o)

Hugs,

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Sparkle Creations & Sketch Saturday


Hi everyone!

WOW! This past week has been really topsy-turvy for me. You may have noticed that I missed my Sparkle Creations challenge last week (SCRS31) and also my Sketch Saturday card this Saturday.  I'm SO sorry to Sparkle and Jo and my teamies.  I have emailed them to explain, but also wanted to apologise here.  Apart from the shocking news about the NZ earthquake, I have been suffering terribly with my health - first my teeth and then my other problem which is too personal to discuss here on an open forum.  Anyway, enough doom and gloom!

So to play catch up I have combined yesterday's brand new Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps challenge with the most recent Sketch Saturday sketch!

This week our theme at SCRS is PUNCHES and if you play along you could win Street Corner Josh (one of my faves).  [In order to qualify for the prize, you must use a Sparkle Creations image on your creation.

Here is the SS144 sketch that I followed, and this week at SS we are being sponsored by The Craft Barn who are offering 2 Sarah Kay stamps (winner's choice):



As you can see, I turned the sketch 90 degress to the left and used one of my fave SCRS stamps, Chef Oliver.  I used my SU scallop border punch to create 2 lines of 'peas'.  I know the sketch requires one, but I have a thing about symmetry, and just couldn't resist adding another strip down the other side, LOL! I know this card isn't one of my best (I think it would look much more finished with the addition of stitching, but I don't own a sewing machine!), and I apologise for the poor lighting of the photo.

Do pop along to SCRS and Sketch Saturday to take a peek at my amazingly talented DT sisters' stunning work!

Thanks for dropping by!

Hugs,

YNSC#37: Asha from India


Happy Wednesday everyone! Today I have my YNS Challenge #37 DT make to share. We have a nice and easy colour challenge of BLUE for you this fortnight, so we want to see a little or a lot of blue on your challenge projects!

This is also our very first challenge of our new DT term!  Most of the team from our last term have stayed on for another term (yay!), with just a few changes.  We bid a fond farewell to Sylvia and Linda at the end of last month, and we have two new YNS starlets joining us for this new term.  So I would like to say a personal WELCOME to Dana and Diana! I'm so looking forward to working with you both! :o)

For my challenge creation I decided to use one of the brand new World Kids stamps - Asha from India.  Isn't she darling?  I have had the 8x8 DCWV Taj Mahal stack in my stash for ages now (ever since I bought it in a sale a while ago), and it was perfect for this World Kids stamp...but not so easy to photograph foiled card, LOL!


I really wanted to paper piece Asha's sari, but the DCWV paper  is coated and extremely shiny, and try as I might, none of my ink would dry!  However, I did paper piece her sash!  I stamped in versamark, sprinkled some gold EP over, and then heat embossed. I then cut out the sash and added gold glitter glue to the middle panel. Then once it was dry, I stuck it on to my copic-coloured Asha and voila!  I didn't have a flatback gem tiny enough to use for Asha's bindi, so I improvised and used a teeny, tiny dab of my Viva Decor Glitter Liner in Bronze.


Please do hop on over to the YNS Challenge blog and take a peek at my teamies creations - they are as gorgeous as ever!

Oh, and before I go I just want to tell you all about the revamp of the YNS blog.  Up until very recently it has been Karen's personal blog, but Karen would now like this blog to be more of a YNS company blog, and so you will see regular posts from both the DT as well as Karen now!  And to mark this change, we've revamped the look of the blog, so we'd love to invite you to pop on over and take a peek!

Finally, I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

- Copic Creations #45 Complimentary colours
- Papertake Weekly Anything Goes
- Craft Your Passion #47 Girly Girl
- Cupcake Craft #131 Anything but square

Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday, and thank you so much for taking the time to pop by my little corner of the www today!! :o)

Hugs,

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