Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Theres Magic In the Air Challenge -Multi Fold Card

Its me again! I thought while I was on a mission I would post again now and then sit and craft craft craft!!! 

Over at Theres magic in The Air this week we would like to see you Mulit Fold Cards! I nearly had a panic when I saw what we were doing this week, I did want to try something new but haven't had the time. I hope to try some of the amazing folds I have seen soon, so keep your eyes out! 

I hadn't realised the number of different folds there were out there! 

triangle trifold and wiper 

WOW!!! Anyway onto my creation this week.  I had to use one of my favourite images 'Birthday Wishes' I just love this image so much! 

The papers are from my stash, I know that the white with flowers on is a Bo Bunny Paper (I need more Bo Bunny Papers!!!)

Well I hope I have inspired you to join us this week, Remember you don't have to use a Paper Cupcake Image, but if you do you will get entered to the draw twice! There is also the 'freebie' that you can grab right now!!! 

I look forward to seeing your creations! 


Incy Wincy Designs Challenge #91 Buttons and bows

Hey all, so sorry I have been so useless the past couple of weeks with my blog, had a lot going on here and not able to get my head strait! But hopefully things are calming down now and normality should return sooner rather than later! 
anyway onto the challenge this week over at Incy Wincy Designs! 
We are sponsored by the wonderful Sassy Studio Designs! The digis are wonderful and I think I will have to have a shopping spree there soon!!! 
Sassy Studio Designs is a fresh new company. We have been designing and selling for less than a year, and we have been kindly received into the community of digi stampers and crafters. I started designing images shortly after I started stamping, reason being...I didn't hardly like anything else out there I was a young adult woman at the time I was engaged, had no kids, I wanted fun sexy images that I would enjoy using and my friends and hubby would enjoy receiving. I designed images for 2 other digi stamp companies when my wonderful hubby kept trying to get me to go out on my own. So in June 2009 thanks to the few faithful followers I had, Sassy Studio Designs was born! It has been a wonderful journey starting my own store. We have just grown so much these past months.I still try to keep with my original philosophy and reason for designing stamps, make them fun and keep them sassy...and yes sometimes even sexy! Lindsay 

This week the prize is four digis of your choice! If you have time pop over and take a look at what they have to offer! This week we were given a couple of images to play with, I chose to use Sassy Skater! She looks so cool!!! 

I chose to give her a funky hair colour, it came out a bit more peach than I wanted it too! But I still think it looks good, the papers I have used are from my stash, I know that the background is a Bo bunny Paper, the blue is the reverse side of the paper.  I also used a pink/orange harlequin paper.  the ribbon is a SU Mistletoe from a  set i purchased at Christmas.  

I would like to enter this card to the following challenges;

Craft your Passion - Show us your layers
The Crazy Challenge - Three Different papers
Pollycraft Chalenge Blog - Fun and games

Well I hope you will join us this week over at Incy Wincy Designs! i will get back on track and be posting again soon 


Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Happy 1st Birthday Nancy!!!

Morning all, well this time last year I was sat in the hospital gazing lovingly at my new Baby Girl.  I hardly got any sleep the night before she arrived! She weighed 6lb 15oz and had the biggest ears and the longest fingers I had ever seen.  She quickly became attached to her hat that Nanny knitted and a muzzy (muslin square) had to be with her at all times. 

This was her just a few hours old, Its hard to believe that she is a year already, It only feels like yesterday I was waddling around thinking when will this be over!?

Happy 1st Birthday
Nancy May Benton

This year once again I have had hardly any sleep!! we think my poor baby has an ear infection! Not a happy girl at all! so I will be taking her to the doctors later and then celebrating later by spending time with family.  We are having a dinner at the weekend for her!!


Monday, 4 April 2011

Pear Tree Designs Challenge #43 Sketch Challenge

Happy Monday! 

Thanks to everyone that joined us last week for our 'Mothers Day' challenge, the entries were beautiful, and congratulations to our winner;

Well done!

Ok onto the challenge. 

This week at Pear Tree Designs we have a sketch to play with.  

Our sponsor this week is the one and only

If you have time please take a look at the shop, I love the digis from over there! 
They also have many other products too! 

Onto my creations for this week, yes I have been a busy bee!!!  
We were fortunate enough to be able to play with a couple of they images and I chose to play with both images this week.  First up we have Amy, isn't she adorable!?  I made this card from the kids to my Mother In Law for mothers day as I felt it was very sweet! 

The papers are from my stash, they were scraps in the scrap box that fitted rather nicely onto this card! I couloured the image with pro-markers I used xxxx, xxxx for her shorts and top, xxxx for the t-shirt and socks, Blush and sun-kissed pink for her skin, Ice Grey 5 for her shoes and xxxx and xxxx for her hair

The flower is from one of those 'make it up as you go along' kits, so many petals in the pot! I held them together with a yellow brad.   And now, a first for me....

I decorated the inside of the card!!! Not very much but it kept the decoration going and I felt it looked rather pretty!

I would like to enter this card to the following challenges;

Next up we have Taski, I couldnt resist a bit of sparkle on this one, and some handmade flowers!!

The papers are mostly odds and bits I have laying about he sentiment is from a new Whiff of Joy set i purchased from e-bay a week or so ago! 

Here is a close up of the flowers, I used the small and large flower punch. As the paper is only decorticate on one side with the centre of the flower i put the punched shapes back to back so it hid the white a bit more! 

I then put a brad through the middle, using my mister wet them down and then scrunched them up oh and all important glitter!!

This is the image on its own, I hadn't realised how blurry it was till now! You can just about see the sparkle on her wings! 

Whooo... once again I decorated the inside of the card!!! Im getting there with all this stuff now!!!! 

I would like to enter this card to the following challenges;

Well I hope you like it and that you will join us with the sketch this week, if your looking for more insperation please check out what the rest of the design team have created over on the Pear Tree Designs Blog, they would love to hear what you think! 

I look forward to seeing you there! 


Sunday, 3 April 2011

Heart Song Designs - Sketches With Heart

Morning all,  And Happy mothers Day!!! 

Oh how I used to love the weekend, laying in bed, getting up when I wanted, now I have 2 children demanding when I get up! Roll on 16 years time when they get up and leave me sleep! 

Congratulations to last weeks winner

Your card is amazing, thanks for joining us last week and I hope you will join us this week!

Any way, a few thank you's to start this post! 
Thank you to all of you that joined us on the Hop, we hope you had lots of fun and found lots of inspiration, I know I did! 
If you didn't manage to join us this month note the 1st of May in your diary, we will be holding another hop for the new releases for May so I hope to see you there!!
Thanks to all the design team, you all made such wonderful cards and creations! You all offer such inspiration! 
And finally a big big thank you to Leah, we are all so lucky to be on your DT! 
Thank you! 

Well onto the Sketch with a Heart this week.  I'm looking forward to seeing what you all create! Just a reminder that you do NOT have to use a Heart Song Designs Digi to play but if you have one it would be lovely to see what you create! If you want to but a Heart Song Designs dig you can always pop to the shop!  Remember we still have the amzing New Release bundle, if you purchase the bundle you will receive all 10 new releases as well as save $6!!!

Here is my creation for the week, I used the lovely new release digi Pretty Parasol, I couldn't wait to colour this one when I saw it, Such a beautiful spring image! reminds me of April days and that song from Bambi 'drip drip drop little april showers'! 

The papers are old ones from magazines, but I thought they were quite spring like, and brightened the image!  This is one of the final mothers day cards, I only have one to make (i know they should all be done by now!) and that is what i'm about to get one with, thanks goodness i'm not seeing my mum till later! 

Here is a close up of one of the roses, I have punched it from the papers I used for the backing, I then put the opposite flower to the opposite paper, if you get me?!?.  I will post a link to the tutorial for the rose on the tutorial page.

Here is a close up of the image, I coloured it using my pro-markers, I forgot to take note of the colours, only because my eldest is ill (we think we may have chickenpox), I tried to distract her by getting her to help me, she kept putting the pens away before I finished! It was funny to sit there with her and ask her to get colours out for me, she did a very good job, till she got bored and tried to make stairs with them!

I would like to enter this card to the following challenges;

All Sorts Challenge - Bloomin Blossoms
Crafty Calendar Challenge - April Showers Bring Forward May Flowers
Little Claires - Spring Celebrations
Crafty Catz - April Showers
Patties Creations - Flowers or Flowers and Pearls
Res-Q Challenge - Use your corner Rounder

Well there we have it! I hope I have given you some inspiration to join us this week, It would be grate to see what you have created! Please stop by at the Heart Song Designs Inspiration blog, you will see the beautiful creations from the rest of the DT, if you have time pop over to their blogs, I know they would all love to have you there! 


Friday, 1 April 2011

Spring Showers Blog Hop

Good morning everyone

Welcome to the Spring Showers HOP! If you have come strait to my blog, please go to the Heart Song Designs Inspiration blog and start from there, you will soon get back to me! 

Today and on the 1st of every month we will celebrating the new release for Heart Song Designs.
 Today we have lots of spring time images for you and a great prize for one lucky hopper. 
 This hop will run until 2nd April, I cant wait to see what the rest of the team have made, but 1st I have a few details I would like to give you. 

Here are the 10 New releases available from today over at the Heart Song Designs Shop.  
These are available over the the Shop individually or, for a discount price you can buy all 10 digis.  The set retails at $26, but you could save $6 if you buy it as a set only paying $20! 

 All you need to do is leave a comment starting at the Heart Song Designs Inspiration Blog and on each of the DT's blogs and you will be entered to win the entire April release!

 The winner will be announced on the Hear Song Designs Blog on Sunday. 

Here is my card using the stunning Bird Song Image! 
As its mothers day this weekend I have made this one for my Grandma! 

 I hope you have lots of fun hopping and I cant wait to see what the rest of the team have done! 
Now onto the super talented DT! 
Stephanie: http://stephaniesstampinspot.blogspot.com 

Happy Hopping!!! 

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