Sunday, 31 May 2009

CPS #118

I really enjoyed this weeks CPS Sketch. I took abit longer than usual on planning this one. I wnated to do something a bit different, I'm getting a bit bored with the normal Square and Rectangular card shapes, although when flat it is rectangular so technically I didn't stray to far. When I started this I had decided on the papers, matting and layering and the card colours, I had no idea that it would turn into a Baby Card.

Supplies Used:
1. Card - White from Stash, SU! Old Olive, Bashful Blue, and So Saffron
2. Paper - SU! Junior Varsity DSP
3. Stamps - SU! Bundle of Joy
4. Ribbons - SU! Bashful Blue Tafetta Ribbon and SU! Fairy Tale Ribbon Originals
5. Buttons - SU! Soft Subtles
6. Tools - Scallop Circle and Circle Nesties

Candy from Kay

This is Kay's Candy and if you have any of Kay Carley's stamps you'll know what a fab win this will be for one (very) lucky person.

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Last Chance!

This is your last chance for the 3 for 4 paper offer. Order any 3 packs of Designer Series Papers and you'll get a 4th pack free. You have till Sunday to place an order.

Monday, 25 May 2009

Cupcake Craft Challenge #41 - Two's

Today's challenge was set by Erin "Today's challenge is all about the number 2! It's my daughter's second birthday, so I thought that would be a great way to celebrate!!! So in your sample please include 2 colors(plus a neutral), 2 shapes on the card, and 2 pieces of ribbon. Feel free to add any other embellies too:) Looking forward to seeing your 2's!!! Have fun!" 2 Colours - Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss and Very Vanilla (Neutral), 2 Shapes - Square and Tag, 2 Pieces Ribbon - Mellow Moss and Always Artichoke. And I added 2 Elements - Brads and a Pearl.

Don't forget to go and look at what the Design Team have made, once again there is some great inspiration.

Supplies Used:
1. Card - SU! Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke and Mellow Moss CS
2. Images - SU! Leaves a la Carte Stampin' Wheel, SU! Carte Postale and SU! Fresh Cuts
3. Ribbon - SU! Mellow Moss Tefetta Ribbon and SU! Always Artichoke Grosgrain Ribbon
4. Elements - SU! Rich Regals Brads and Pretties Kit

Sunday, 24 May 2009

CPS #117

CPS means only one things and that's that it's Sunday. Had fun with this one been playing with my Stampin's Wheels again, I just love them, they are so easy to use and so versatile. Thought it was about time I got the Tilda's out again, they must be feeling rather neglected at the moment.

Supplies Used:
1. Card - SU! Whisper White, Regal Rose and Pretty in Pink CS
2. Images - MAgnolia's Tilda, SU! It's Beautiful Stampin Wheel, SU! Seeing Spots.
3. Brads - SU! Rich Regals and Circle Fire Rhinestones
4. Tools - SU! Scallop Circle, and 1 3/8" Circle Punches

Monday, 18 May 2009

The Next Level

Ann (Madgesty - Love to Create) and Dawn (All Pink Girl) would like to invite you along to join in and experience their brand new Challenge blog THE NEXT LEVEL, designed to be a fun and informative place to hang out - packed with new ideas and creative challenges. Click on the link below to read about what’s coming, how you can become involved, and the fantastic blog candy they have on offer.

Cupcake Craft Challenge #40 - A Sketch

It was Donna's turn to choose the challenge this week and she came up with a fab sketch. Now this card looks a little busier than my normal cards. It's not that there's loads on it, I think the papers make it look busier.

Come and join us, we'd love to see what wonderful creations you come up with. Don't forget to check out the
DT's cards for some fabulous inspiration.

Supplies Used:
1. Card - SU! Really Rust and Old Olive CS
2. Papers - SU! Fall Flowers DSP
3. Images - Sugar Nellie Gorjuss Girls and SU! Oval All
4. Ribbon - SU! Fairy Tale, Theater Ribbons, and Zigzag from Stash
5. Embellishments - SU! Earth Elements Buttons and Flowers from Stash
6. Tools - SU! Scallop Oval and Large Oval Punches

Sunday, 17 May 2009

A Passion for Papertrey Challenge 6

This was a hard one, I really wanted to use the fab PTI goodies I won from the last challenge but had no idea what would fit from recycling. One thing I always recycle is Robbons, from chocolate boxes to the ribbon on the inside of tops, they're supposed to help when it comes to hanging them up but they always manage to find their way out when I'm wearing them. The first thing I do now when I buy tops is cut them out and put them in my Robbon Bit Box. So naturally thats the first place I looked for some recycled stash and found this Ribbon that was wrapped around a box of embellishments that I had won last year.

Don't forget to go and take a look at what Steph & Kate and everyone else has done.

Supplies Used:
1. Card - PTI True Black
2. Paper - PTI 2008 Bitty Dots Basic Paper
3. Images - PTI Everyday Classics
4. Ribbon - Recycled

Friday, 15 May 2009

April - May SU! Shares and Promotions

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For the Month of May Stampin' Up! are having a Designer Series Paper Promotion. All the DSP's on Page 93 of the Current Catalogue and the 3 sets in the Mini Catalogue are also part of this promotion. Buy 3 sets of Designer Papers and get another one FREE. That's 4 sets for just £23,25 saving you £7.75. I'm taking Orders right now.

May Promotion Paper Share £13.00 Incl P&P

This Paper Share is for ALL the Designer Series Paper Sets on Page 93 and the Mini Catalogue above, you will recieve 96 sheets of 6x6 Papers.

Stampin' Write Markers & Accessories Share £40 Incl P&P

I need 4 people to take part in this one and it runs over 4 months. You will receive a different Colour Family of the Markers each month along with the matching Colour family of Brads and Buttons. Each Person will have a chance to play Hostess for one of the 4 months with the choice of a Level 1 Hostess Gift, £15 worth of Free Products and the Stampin' Markers Storage Case.

I'm also once again offering the following Shares. If anyone is interested, just click on the link for further details or E-Mail me.

Mini Paper and Ribbon Share £12.00 Incl P&P

The Mini Papers are available without the Ribbons for £7 Incl P&P.

Tafetta Ribbon Share £16.50 Incl P&P

Hodgepodge Hardware and Pretties Share £10.50 Incl P&P

Current Catalogue Paper Share £15.50 Incl P&P

Stampin' Up! Club 10 - 1 Space Left

If you would like a variation of any of the Shares on offer please let me know, I'm sure I can arrange something. Payment method is your preference and I do take PayPal Payments.

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Another Plain and Simple Card

Isn't it funny how our tastes change over time, sometimes it can be over a long period and sometimes a very short period, but nonetheless our tastes do change. Who would have thought that I would now like browns, greens, and Very Vanilla! I've always been a "white" CS person but now suddenly I find that I actually like Vanilla, and it works so well with some of the other SU! Colours.

This stamp set is one that I least expected to use, but I think it's fab, I even stamped the envelope, front and back.

Supplies Used:

1. Card - SU! Very Vanilla, Mellow Moss Plain and Textured, and Always Artichoke CS
2. Stamps - SU! Carte Postale
3. Ribbon - SU Theater Ribbon Originals and SU! Mellow Moss Tafetta
4. Envelope - SU! Very Vanilla
5. Tools - SU! Scallop Circle and SU! 1 3/8" Curcle Punches

Monday, 11 May 2009

Cupcake Craft Challenge #39 - For a Male

When I did my card last week and said I hoped male cards would get easier with practice little did I know what this weeks challenge would be. As much as I'm sort of warming up to them I think I've had enough practise for now LOL.

Please join us this week, we'd love to see what wonderful creations you come up with. Don't forget to check out the DT's cards for some fabulous inspiration.

Supplies Used:
1. Card - SU! real Red and SU! Brilliant Blue CS
2. Papers - SU! Simply Scrappin' Kit
3. Stamps - SU! Forest Friends, SU! Choo Choo, and PrintWorks Great Birthday Collection
4. Mediums - SU! Stampin' Markers

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Funky Hand DT Call.

Anice is looking for a New Gang Member for her Design Team. If your interested go check it out here. It's so hard to choose my Favourites I love them all (well nearly all, there are a few that I'm not too keen on).

CPS #115

The CPS challenge has now become part of my Sunday Routine, get up, switch on PC, make Coffee, check mail, do some quick Blog hopping, make (if not already done) my CCC DT card or project, upload said card or project, check CPS for new challenge, F5, F5, F5 (until new post is posted), make card, take photo, upload photo, edit photo, create post, link to CPS, done! It's about the only Challenge I know I can get done the same day it's announced.

You'll be seeing at lot more of these papers, I just love them, and I've made sure I've stocked up on them too. The Stamp set is a new one (for me) and it's one I didn't think I'd like that much, but it just shows you what I know because I love them!! I've made a few cards already, posts to follow during the week.

Supplies Used:
1. Card - SU! Very Vanilla Plain CS and SU! Mellow Moss Textured CS
2. Papers - SU! Le Jardin DSP
3. Stamps - SU! Carte Postale
4. Flowers & Pearls - SU! Pretties Kit Coloured with SU! Stampin' Markers
5. Tools - SU! 3/4" and 1" Round Punches

Thursday, 7 May 2009

Don't Quote Me, But...

That's the challenge over at Caardvarks, add a Quote or Saying to your Card and that's what I did using this fab new set. Very basic card, I figure you've quessed that I'm a plain and simple girl by now, so there's no surprise there. I just love Turquoise at the moment and I think it goes so well with the Chocolate Chip.

Supplies Used:
1. Card - SU! Whisper White, Chocolate Chip and Tempting Turquoise CS
2. Stamps - SU! Live Your Dream
3. Ribbon - SU! Tempting Turquoise Grosgrain
4. Mediums - SU! Stampin' Write Markers

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

I just love these Bashful Blue Papers, I am definately going to take advantage of the SU! 4 for 3 promotion to stock up on these. They are perfect for all those Baby Boy cards! But then again I've made Blue Butterfly cards with these very same papers and they came out great.

Supplies Used:
1. Card - SU! White Textured CS
2. Papers - SU! Bashful Blue Patterns DSP
3. Stamps - SU! Nursery Necessities and SU! Curvy Verses
4. Ribbon - SU! Bashful Blue Striped Grosgrain
5. Tools - SU! Corner Rounder, Scallop Edge, Scallop Circle, and 1 3/8" Circle Punches

Monday, 4 May 2009

My Special Blog Candy Winner(s)

I really enjoyed doing this Candy. There is nothing nicer than giving it to someone who visits on a regular basis. So it it with great pleasure that the recipient of this candy is ......

...... Angie handmade by lilacanglia, congratulations! I hope you enjoy your Goodies, please e-mail me with your address so I can get it off in the post to you.

I decided to do a second draw and the recipient of this Candy is......

...... Helen Ellephantastic Cards & Crafts, Helen belongs to my Club 10 Group, Congrats to you too. Enjoy your Goodies when you get them, no need to mail me your address as I already have it.

Just so you know I will only be able to Mail them on Thursday as I'm out of town travelling for two day's. I will try to get them off earlier but I can't promise.

Blog Award

I am so far behind in posting all the Awards that I've received lately. It's not that I'm not grateful it's just time and disorganisation. I keep thinking I'll sort it later and then later I can't remember where they are so have to go look but don't always have the time, so I think I'll get to it later and there I am in a loop. Well I received this wonderful award from Steph tonight and I thought it would be a really good idea to post straight away.

Now to pass it on. I passing it on to Donna, Caryn, Erin, Toni, and Amanda.

Cupcake Craft Challenge #38 - Numbers

This weeks Challenge really was a challenge for me! Two of my favourites Numbers and Men. Sorry but lttle boy's as cute as they are fall into the Male category as far as I'm concerned. I find both these categories extremely hard to do, but I'm hoping with practice they'll get easier.

There are some fab
DT cards yet again, I know I say this every week but they really are good. Go take a look if you don't believe me.
Supplies Used:
1. Card - White from Stash and SU! Chocolate Chip
2. Papers - Basic Grey Archaic
3. Elements - Basic Grey Archaic

Sunday, 3 May 2009

CPS #114

The minute I saw this week's sketch I knew what I wanted to do! And this isn't it. You know how it is, you imagine one thing and end up with something completely different. Never the less I thoroughly enjoyed makeing this card.

Supplies Used:
1. Card - SU! White, So Saffron and Bashful Blue Textured CS and So Saffron Plain CS
2. Papers - SU! Wasshington Apple DSP
3. Image - PB Micey Day Transparent Set
4. Ribbon - SU! So Saffron Striped Ribbon
5. Brads - SU! Soft Subtles
6. Medium and Tools - SU! Stampin' Markers (Water Coloured), SU! 3/4" Round Punch and Fiskars Flower Punch

Blog Candy with a Difference

I'm offering some Blog Candy today, but this Blog Candy is different. How is it different you may ask. It's different because for you to stand a chance of Receiving this Blog Candy you should have already left a comment. Yes that's right, it's too late to enter now as I've already decided who is eligable and that's anyone who left a comment in April (113 comments in total) my Club 10 Ladies, my Downline Tina, and anyone that made a SU! purchase in April. This is my way of saying Thank You to those that support me, SU! and my sporadic blogging at the moment, and you all know who you are and I just want to say that I really appreciate your visits and comments.

So there's no need to leave a comment, link to my Blog or pass the word on, just come back tomorrow night at 21:00 to see who has won and what they have won.