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Monday, 23 December 2013

Winter Wonderland

Hello everyone!

Just two more sleeps until the big guy in the red suit arrives, how exciting! We are celebrating this year with the in-laws but decided to buy all the presents there so we don't have to drag them along with us on the way there. It sounds like a great idea now, but I really hope it has worked out because I can't imagine anything worse that having just a few days before Christmas and realising the presents you wanted to buy are nowhere to be found in the shops! Nothing like a good last-minute Christmas panic ;)

Just before we start celebrating, I want to share Ooh La La's last challenge for this year with you. The theme is "Winter Wonderland". I am sure that, like me, you have been working on snowy or icy projects (and perhaps still working? I hope it's not Christmas cards, poor you!) that you can share with us in the challenge. I've used an image from my fave OLL CD, Yesterday's Memories, I really can't get enough of this CD.

* Ooh La La Snow Scene image, inside sentiment and DP from the Yesterday's Memories CD
* Dovecraft Noel DP
* Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink
* Joy Crafts Flower punch
* Eline's Winterhuis Christmas stamp set
* Pearls from stash

As I'm not sure if I will make it back on the blog before the 25th, I would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a crafty new year ! May your crafty stash be abundant and your crafty mojo always on :)

* Pattie's Creations (Snowy Scene within the Image)
* Songbird (Merry Christmas Everybody)
* Creatieve Zebra (Kerst)
* Ladybug (Christmas/Winter)
* Oldie but a Goodie (Winter)
* Cards Galore (Christmas)
* A Little Bit Crazy (Christmas Cheer)
* Shelly's Images (Welcome Winter & Snowflakes)
* Card & Scrap (Christmas)
* Crafty Calendar (Cold and Frosty)

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Have a Glittery Christmas

Hi all,

This is my first challenge as a DT member over at Treasured Times and our theme is "GLITTER". So if you need sun glasses to view your project, this is the challenge for you! I recently bought some bottles of Stickles, which I thought would be perfect to use for this challenge and I was right; the glitter is so sparkly in real life! Too bad it only shows up a little on the photos. All DT members worked with this lovely image by Christine Young, called Letters to the North Pole, such a pleasure to colour! I hope I've inspired you to join our challenge, we're very curious to see where you will take this theme!

* Letters to the North Pole image by Christine Young, coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noirs
* Authentique Remembrance DPs
* Seedless Preserve Distress Ink
* Joy Crafts Flower Stem punch
* Golden Rod Stickles
* Gems and twine from stash

* Paper Makeup (Sparkle)
* Incy Wincy (Let it Snow)
* Card Makin' Mamas (Christmas and New Year)
* Digi Haven (Christmas)
* Sweet Pea (Winter Weather)
* Left of Center (Winter or Holidays)
* That Craft Place (Christmas)
* Paper Playtime (Winter Fun)
* Lisa B Design (All that Glitters)
* Sparkle 'n Sprinkle (Anything Goes, Use Glitter, Embossing Powder and/or Flocking)

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Snowflakes are Falling

Good morning all!

Hope you're having a fab week? We went to the cinema on Monday to see Captain Phillips, which I thought was a fantastic suspenseful film.

Anyway, it's Wednesday again and that's another challenge @ Fab 'n Funky! Our last challenge for this year is "SNOWFLAKES" and I just managed to include some on my card at the last minute. I really am such a dopey girl sometimes, I was so caught up in making this card that I almost forgot about the theme! Thankfully I remembered in the end :) I'm actually pretty happy with this card, a little different than you might be used from me with all the busy patterns but as they all came from the same paper pad they seem to work.

* Stampart by Katherine Christmas Cardinal, coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noirs
* Dovecraft Noel DPs
* Ranger Xmas Red Stickles
* Cart-Us Scalloped Oval dies
* Joy Craft Flower stem punch
* Pearl and sentiment from stash

* Use It Tuesdays (Winter and Holidays) LAST CHALLENGE :( My paper pad is several years old
* Crafty Sentiments (Christmas)
* Oldie but a Goodie (Winter)
* Creative Corner (Traditional Christmas)
* Wags 'n Whiskers (Things with Wings)
* Little Claire's (Christmas)
* Sparkles Forum (Animals)
* One Stitch at a Time (Seeing Red)
* Vintage & Beauty (Winter Foliage)
* Stampin' for the Weekend (Use Some Red)

Monday, 9 December 2013

Get Creative with Doilies

Hi all,

This is my last week at work before Christmas, can you believe it? There's so much I still need to do before the holidays, it can't be around the corner just yet! Oh well, I suppose time doesn't wait for any (wo)man.....

That also means there is a new challenge over @ Ooh La La and this time I'm the host! Our theme this week is "USE A DOILY DIFFERENTLY".

Doilies are really popular in the crafting world right now and I can definitely see why; they really add a little something extra to a project, especially vintage-style projects. Of course you can use them as is, but I want to challenge you to think outside the box a little bit and alter your doily. Cut it, stamp it, colour it, emboss it, fold it, do whatever you feel, as long as you don't use the doily straight out of the packet! The DT girls have incorporated fantastic ideas in their project to share with and inspire you.

Here's mine, I've used a doily to create a border:

* Ooh La La Pretty as a Picture image and DP from the Passion for Fashion CD
* Kars Wedding DP
* Dovecraft Cupcake Boutique Paper Lace Doilies
* MS Doily Lace edge punch
* Memories Direct Flowers
* Vine peeloffs from local store (Xenos)
* Anna Griffin Letters and Border stamp set
* Victorian Velvet Distress Ink
* Brad and gems from stash

I'm curious to see where your creativity will lead you :)

* Crafty Creations (Anything but Christmas)
* Creative Moments (Anything Goes/Vintage)
* Allsorts (Anything but Christmas)
* Crafty Girls (Anything Goes)
* Delightful Challenge (You're a Gem)
* Rhed and Rosie's Challenge Blog (Use Your Old Stash) --> Everything but the image and matching DP is at least 1 year old
* Pile It On (P is for....) Punch, Pink, Portret
* Scribble & Scrap (Anything Goes)
* Creative Fingers (Anything Goes, Optional Easel)
* Avenue 613 (Anything Goes, Optional Calendar)

Friday, 6 December 2013

Some Fun News

Hi all,

I have some great news to share with you (although you might have seen the new badge in de side bar): I've been picked as one of the new DT members for Treasured Times! Woohoo, so excited to get started :) Even though I didn't manage to play along this time, I still wanted to let you know Treasured Times is having a Rubber Stamps Release Party!

Today we are excited to share with you our new line of stamps available at our store Treasured Times Rubber Stamps. All these designs are by the various artists we work with. We hope you enjoy looking at all the wonderful creations our design team had made.

All THE NEW STAMPS being released today are on sale for 6.50 dollars instead of 7.50 dollars.

Jody is offering some wonderful prizes to one lucky winner who comments on EVERY blog. 
Winner will be announced December 8th.

Now lets go take a look at what the team made for our release party using the new stamps! 

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

A Touch of Frost

Hi everyone!

Well, I've finally caved and bought myself a die-cutting machine. I'm now the proud owner of a Cuttlebug and I absolutely love it! So for this week's Fab 'n Funky Challenge, I decided to use some of my new dies and embossing folders to create a card with the theme "A TOUCH OF FROST". You can think about a frosty scene, some frosty sparkles or even frosting on a cake or cupcake! The choice is yours of course, I made another Christmas card:

* Stitchy Bear Lucy Goes Skating digi by Reeces Scrap Pieces, coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noirs
* Dovecraft Let It Snow DPs, embossing with a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder from the Heritage set
* Cart-Us Scalloped Oval die set
* Seedless Preserves  Black Soot Distress Ink
* Eline's Winterhuis Jingle Bells stamp set
* Memories Direct Flowers
* Snowflake brads & gem from stash

Hope you can join us once again for one of the last challenges of 2013!

* Kaboodle Doodles (Start of Winter)
* Paper Makeup Stamps (Snow Fun)
* Everybody Art (Winter)
* Crafts 4 Eternity (Non-Traditional Christmas)
* Pink Gem Challenge (Winter Wonderland)
* Songbird Challenges (Die Another Day)
* Shopping Our Stash (Holiday or Winter)
* Creative Craft Challenge (Non-Traditional Christmas Colours)
* The Squirrel and the Fox (Summer or Winter)
* One Crazy Stamper (Winter/Holiday)

Monday, 25 November 2013

A Winter Birthday

Happy Monday all!

Did you have a nice weekend? Last Friday night, hubs and me went for a great meal; 7 magnificent courses and some great wine. Well, you have to treat yourself once in a while, right? ;) Thankfully we did have a voucher, so we didn't break the bank!

As it's Monday again, it's time for another Ooh La La Challenge and this time the theme is a fairly easy one: "Birthday". I made a birthday card for my FIL; he loves golf and has his birthday in December, so what better image than a snowy golf course? Let's see your birthday cards, come and link up with us :)

* Ooh La La Winter Golf pyramage image from the Boys to Men CD
* Papermania Birdsong DPs
* W R Memory Keepers Vintage T Textured CS
* Joy! Craft Flower punch
* MS Pine Tree & Snow Man border punch
* Pearls from stash

* Paper Creator's Craft (Birthday)
* Natalie & Amy (For the Boys)
* C.R.A.F.T. (Inspiration Picture) Snowy Trees and Landscape
* Cards in Envy (Punch It)
* Clear It Out (Theme: Anything Goes, Stash: Snowflakes)
* Aud Sentiments (Any Sentiment)
* Simply Create Too (Snow or Only White) I've used Snow
* Left of Center (No People)
* Glitter 'n Sparkle (Show Us Some Snow)
* Sentimental Sundays (Winter Wonderland)

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Birthday Celebrations Continued

Hello all!

Bet you didn't expect a post from me on Saturday ;) But the Birthday Celebrations over @ Fab 'n Funky are still ongoing until the new challenge starts this Wednesday, so here I am with another inspiration . Our challenge this fortnight continues to be "Anything Goes", we just want you to join the party and share your projects!

Here is mine, I made another Christmas card:

Why don't you check out the lovely projects from my fellow DT mates at the challenge blog? See you there!

* Lacy Sunshine Decking the Halls digi, coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noirs
* Hely Cuppleditch Pepper's Christmas Party DP
* Crafter's Companion Christmas Embossing board
* Pumice Stone Distress Ink
* Hely Cuppleditch Special Delivery Twine
* Kars Christmas charm
* Studio Light sentiment
* Pearls from stash

* Twisted Tuesdays (Pop Dots & Polka Dots) the leaves are on pop dots
* Creative Card Crew (Pearls)
* Hobby House (Pearls)
* Crafty Bloggers Network (Christmas)
* AnMaCreatief (Kerst/Winter)
* OneCrazyStamper (Christmas)
* Crafty Calendar (All Things Christmas)
* Crafty Sentiments (Christmas)
* City Crafter (Decorate It)
* Stamp & Create (Feathers or Leaves)

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Mistletoe Kisses for Our Birthday!

Ooooh, I'm late for our birthday party! That's right: Fab 'n Funky is turning 4 and to celebrate we have some great challenges and sponsors set up. If you want to join, it's easy, as our theme is "Anything Goes". Here's my card for this week:

* Inky Impressions Merry Kissmas Penguins, coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noirs
* Dovecraft Let it Snow & Hely Cuppleditch Pepper's Christmas Party DPs
* Eline's Winterhuis Jingle Bells Stamp Set
* Seedless Preserves & Tumbled Glass Distress Inks
* Sentiment, ribbon and gems from stash

Come on and join us, we'd love to see your work!

* LEJ Designs (Season's Greetings)
* ABC Challenges (Winter Wishes)
* Sweet Stampin' (Christmas is Coming)
* Sentimental Sundays (Warm & Cozy)
* Color me Creative (Wintry, Frosty, Cold)
* Crafty Bloggers Network (Christmas)
* AnMa Creatief (Kerst/Winter)
* Lisa B Design (Contemporary Christmas)
* One Crazy Stamper (Christmas)
* Cards Galore (Animals)

Monday, 11 November 2013

Butterfly Beliefs

Happy Monday all!

Time is truly flying by now; so much to do but so little time in which to do it before the big C ;) We had a lovely Halloween, thankfully the movie wasn't too scary (Jaws) although I did jump up once or twice!

This fortnight's challenge at Ooh La La is "Stitching, Real or Faux". I opted for real stitching, using some lovely twine I won in a challenge recently. A little different from what I have been working on recently (i.e. Christmas cards), a welcome relief really. I'm curious to see what you will be making of this theme, as usual you have two weeks to link up!

* Believe Digi & DP from the Shawn Jenkins CD
* We R Memory Keepers Vintage T Textured CS
* Forest Moss Distress Ink
* Hely Cuppleditch Special Delivery Pastels Twine
* Wooden Butterflies from local store (Xenos)
* Pearls from stash

* Digi Galore (Wings)
* Creative Corner Challenges (Sing, Sing a Song) I Believe I can Fly by R. Kelly
* Alphabet Challenge (T for Twine)
* Craftitude (Anything Goes/Use Twine or String)
* Daring Cardmakers (Other Occasions and Reasons - No Birthday or Christmas cards)
* Left of Center (Twine or Washi Tape)
* Aud Sentiments (Feminine)
* Papertake Weekly (Anything Goes)
* Charisma Cardz (Anything Goes)
* Card Mania (Anything Goes)

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Traditional Santa

Hi all!

Is the flu roaming around where you are too? Here it is creating havoc, hubs just having recovered and now I'm getting it! At work it's also a complete disaster, with me having to cover for colleagues who can't come in. All in all a pretty busy week!

However, there's also good news, as a new Fab 'n Funky challenge is staring today! This week, Judith is challenging you to use "Traditional Christmas Colours". You don't need to make a Christmas themed project, just as long as you use colours that are traditionally associated with Christmas. We are sponsored this week by DigiDarla, which also provided the jolly fella below.

I did make a Christmas card, as I need to do several more. I'm really pretty pleased with this card; even though it isn't very high on embellishments I spent the entire night playing with ideas and adding finishing touches, taking them off and putting them back on again. I ended up with a pretty striking card, I think. Love it :)

Hope you can join the fun this week!

* Digi Darla Santa Clause 2 digi, coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noirs
* Basic Grey Jovial DP plus some unknown DP from stash
* Eline's Winterhuis Jingle Bells Stamp Set
* Vintage Photo & Forest Moss Distress Inks plus Distressing Tool
* SEI Christmas Mint Vanilla Icing Accents
* Brad from stash

* Card & Scrap (Christmas Card)
* One Crazy Stamper (Christmas)
* Crafty Bloggers Network (Christmas)
* AnMa Creatief (Kerst/Winter)
* Live & Love Crafts (Christmas Inspiration Collage) The Vintage feel and the Santa's
* A Gem of a Challenge (Christmas is Coming)
* Crafty Calendar Challenge (All Things Christmas)
* Marker Pop (Anything Goes)
* Crafts & Me (Christmas Vintage)
* Allsorts (Christmas Cheer)

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

You're Such a Witch!

Hi all!

Tomorrow's All Hallow's Eve! Spooky......Even though we don't celebrate Halloween in the Netherlands, my hubs has announced that we will be watching a Halloween movie on the night...gulp. Considering I'm a real scaredy-cat, I am not looking forward to that, but once I realised I would be able to eat Halloween-themed food, I warmed up to the idea more. Now that's a tradition I can get into!

Fab 'n Funky's new challenge is also Halloween-themed, We are sponsored by Bugaboo this week, who is also offering up a lovely prize for our winner! So share your lovely projects with us and we will come round and leave some DT love for ya :)

Bugaboo Fancy Sunbonnet Witch, coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noirs
* Graphic 45 A Place in Time & K&Co Halloween DPs
* Star Border Punch

* Crafts 4 Eternity (Halloween)
* Digi Galore (Halloween)
* Ladybug Crafts (Halloween and/or Die Cuts)
* Creatieve Zebra (Halloween)
* Gem of a Challenge (More than One Fold)
* Dream Valley Challenges (Halloween)
* Sparkles Forum (Halloween or Halloween Colours)
* Nadia's Challenge (Stitching & Stamp)
* Parade Your Crafts (Halloween or Autumn)
* Kaboodles Doodles (Halloween Anything Goes)

Monday, 28 October 2013

Christmas Cookies

Good morning everyone!

Wow, the minute the clock is set back an hour, Autumn arrives! We are expecting a storm or at least very heavy winds, which I found out when I biked to the train station this morning, I hardly moved forward! But now I'm safe and sound inside again, I'm just dreading the return trip......

I have a Christmas card to share with you, it's getting closer and closer folks! I made this card for the new Ooh La La Challenge, which is "Food and Drink". I love this vintage image, it's from my favourite OLL CD, Yesterday's Memories. I've used up some of the scraps I had from this paper pad on the inside of the card, I can't bear throwing such cutoffs away, but you only need to many little paper strips right? What a dilemma......Anyway, hope you can join us this fortnight, it's a fun theme which is open for a lot of different interpretation, so I'm extra curious to see what you will come up with! Check out the blogpost to see all my teamies' creations!

* Ooh La La Baking Day from the Yesterday's Memories CD
* Basic Grey Jovial & Dovecraft Let It Snow DPs
* SEI Christmas Mint Chiplets & Accents
* Gems from stash

* Paper Pretties (Eat, Drink and be Merry)
* Crafts To Challenge You (Christmas Festivities)
* Lisa B Design (Traditional Christmas)
* Basic Grey (Food and Drink)
* Aud Sentiments (Christmas Sentiment)
* My Heart Pieces (Anything Christmas)
* Pile It On (Embellishment Crazy) I've used chipboard and gems
* Crafty Bloggers Network (Anything Goes)
* Whimsy (Shabby Chic or Vintage)
* Simon Says Stamp (Anything Goes)

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Victorian Christmas

Hi all,

The weeks are flying by at the moment, but I'm glad I managed a card for this week's Fab 'n Funky challenge. This week's challenge is DISTRESS, I've used both a distressing tool and using ink to distress the papers. We are sponsored by Lacy Sunshine and the girls from the DT received some lovely images to work with. I decided to make a Christmas card, as the end of the year seems to be approaching so far right now and I need quite a lot of cards still!

* Lacy Sunshine Curly Sue's Victorian Christmas digi, coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noirs
* First Edition Up Up & Away & Authentique Remembrance DPs
* Forest Moss & Victorian Velvet Distress Ink & Distessing Tool
* Joy Craft Flower Heart punch (I use it for making snowflakes)
* Marianne Design Letters and More Backgrounds & Eline's Winterhuis Jingle Bells Stamp Sets
* Scraps, Sentiment Banner and Pearls from stash

* Addicted to Stamps (Christmas is Coming)
* Crealing (Swirls) On the Paper
* Color Me Creative Classroom (Anything Goes)
* One Stitch at a Time (Anything Goes)
* Creative Fingers (Anything Goes plus Optional Twist: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun)
* Creative Craft Challenges (Anything Goes)
* LadyBug Crafts (Anything Goes)
* Polka Doodles (Anything Goes)
* Crafty Bloggers Network (Anything Goes)
* Art Impressions (Anything Goes)

Monday, 14 October 2013

Such an Elegant Rooster

Hi everyone!

Hope you all had a nice weekend? My weekend started on Friday, when I attended the wedding of a very close friend on the other side of the country, then travelled all the way back home to be on Student Information Market at the university the next day, then a spot of shopping. Hubs joined me in the evening and we had a fantastic steak dinner and then went to the cinema to see Gravity. Stunning images, but I thought the story was a bit weak. I spent Sunday lounging, crafting and catching up on my DT duties.

But now another week is starting and a new Ooh La La challenge is too! The theme this fortnight is "Things with Wings". I've used an image of a rooster from the new Shawn Jenkins Collection CD, which has some fantastic craft sets, both everyday AND Christmas! It would be great to see you all joining us :)

* Elegant Rooster image & DPs from the Shawn Jenkins CD, worked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink
* MS Picket Fence border punch
* Pebbles Black Chipboard Chips
* Personal Impressions sentiment stamp
* Pearl from stash

* Let's Craft & Create (Favourite Ink Technique) Using Distress Ink to age images and emphasize piramage
* The Squirrel and the Fox (Things with Wings)
* Paper Creators Crafts (Punches or Dies) I've used a border punch on the front and inside of the card
* Fussy & Fancy (One for the Boys)
* Whimsy Stamps (Vintage or Shabby Chic)
* A Little Bit Crazy (A Little Bit Shabby)
* Natalie & Amy (Shabby Chic)
* Charisma Cardz (Animals)
* Totally Gorjuss (Wings and Things)
* Creative Moments (Anything Goes/Autumn)

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

We're Jammin'

Happy Wednesday everyone!

I'm back in my crafty groove again and have managed to finish my card for this week's Fab 'n Funky challenge, themed It's All Rock 'n Roll to Me! Our sponsor this week is Kenny K, who also provided the DT with some great images to pick from. I've chosen Groove Dude, who I think is wonderful for male birthday cards. I've used some of my new Authentique DPs to continue the music theme. Hope you can join us, let's see your music-inspired creations!

* Create & Craft CS
* Kenny K Groove Dude digi, coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noirs
* Authentique Irresistable & Echo Park For the Record DPs
* Panduro Washi Tape
* Anna Griffin Letters & Borders and Personal Impressions stamp sets
* Vintage Photo Distress Ink
* Black square embellishments from stash

* Southern Girls (Song-Inspired Project) I've chosen -We're Jammin'- as my inspiration song
* Fussy & Fancy (One for the Boys)
* A Gem of a Challenge (Let's Hear it for the Boys)
* Robin's Fetish (Use a Digi)
* C is for Challenges (Boys & Men)
* Tammy's Scrappin' Corner (Inspired by a Song Title) I've chosen -We're Jammin'- as my inspiration song
* Papertake Weekly (2 by 2) 2 DPs, 2 sentiments, 2 main colours
* One Stitch at a Time (Use a Digi)
* ABC Challenge (W is for Words)
* Crafty Catz (Anything Goes)

Monday, 30 September 2013

Golf Detour

Good morning all!

Hope you all have a lovely week ahead of you. I will mostly be horizontal, as I just had a small operation last week and am still in recovery mode. However, Monday waits for no woman and another Ooh La La Challenge is on the horizon! Talking about Ooh La La, they will be presenting their latest CD on Create and Craft coming Saturday and it really is a gorgeous new release. The programme starts at 10.00 UK time, if you're interested! Anyway, back to the challenge, the theme this fortnight is "F is for.....", so use something on your card beginning with F! I've used a Funny image of a Fairway, which I've Framed and used some Foliage in the corner. Love to see what you can come up with!

* Ooh La La Detour decoupage image & sentiment from the Boys to Men CD
* My Mind's Eye Wild Asparagus, K&Co Peter Horjus Sports & Ooh La La DPs
* Green Washi Tape
* TH Distress Tool & Forest Moss Distress Ink
* Leaf & rounded corner punch

* Whimsy Stamps (Male Cards)
* Inky Impressions (Sports or Hobbies)
* 2 Sisters (Anything Goes)
* Charisma Cardz (Decorate the Inside)
* Redd & Rosie's Challenge (Something for the Men
* Simon Says Stamp (Anything Goes)
* Clear it Out (Theme: Boys/Men, Twist: Punches or Diecuts)
* Crafts 4 Eternity (Anything Goes)
* Creative Corner (The Great Outdoors)
* Ladybug Crafts (Anything Goes)

Monday, 16 September 2013

Magnificent Men

Good morning everyone,

Another week is starting, are we ready? Well, to be honest, I could have done with a couple of hours more sleep, but never mind. The Ooh La La Challenge is starting today with the theme "Magnificent Men". Let's celebrate the men in your lives by creating some stunning cards for them! I made my card for my father, who has loved horses all his life. So this image was perfect for him! I started with the image and selected some muted brown, green and pink papers to compliment the lovely image, added some embellishments and voila!

Looking forward to seeing all your lovely projects, we really do love visiting your blogs and gawking at your creative makes :)

* Ooh La La Stallion image from Yesterday's Memories CD (my absolute fave!)
* Papermania Birdsong & K&Co Ancestry DPs, distressed with TH distressing tool
* Robin's Nest Cowboy Sticker Sheet & dew drops
* Pearl and Ribbon from stash

* Paper Pretties (Distressing)
* Ruby's Rainbow Challenges (It's a Male Thing)
* Cute Card Thursday (Hip to be Square) Square card, image and embellishment
* The Squirrel and the Fox (It's Raining Men)
* Whimsy Stamps (Masculine cards)
* Unstampabelles (Use Scraps and/or Old Stash) All stash is more than a year old and were in my scrap box
* Crafty Catz (Boys/Men)
* Card & Scrap (Vintage/Shabby Chic)
* Color Throwdown (Colour Challenge)
* Polka Doodle (One for the Boys)

Friday, 13 September 2013

Launch New CD Ooh La La Nursery Times

Hi all,

Just wanted to let you know that this weekend Ooh La La is launching its latest CD, called "Nursery Times", focused on children and, you guessed it, nursery rhymes and characters! The show is on Create and Craft on Sunday @ 9.00 am. The DT ladies have made some lovely samples for the show, which hopefully will be on display. If you're too curious and can't wait, you can already check out a selection of our samples on the Ooh La La Challenge blog slideshow or check out the Ooh La La online shop to order your copy!

To Order Yours click on CD

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Easy as Pie

Hi everyone,

I'm late with my post today, totally slipped my mind! There's so much going on right now with my hubby having a new job (yay!) but being home much later and the huge workload at my work, I'm surprised I even have the time to craft! This week we're having a SWEET challenge at Fab 'n Funky (see what I did there?). Yes, our theme is "SWEET TREATS". Let your imagination run wild and if you come up with something fabulous, be sure to share it with us!

Here's my card, using a lovely chocolate cake slice digi from DigiDarla, who incidentially is sponsoring this challenge:

* Digi Darla Chocolate Cake (pre-coloured)
* Basic Grey Olivia, Echo Park For the Record & Prima Reflections DPs
* MS Doily Lace Edge Punch
* Dovecraft Cupcake Boutique Sentiment & Kars Cupcake and sentiment stamp sets
* Victorian Velvet Distress Ink
* Pearls from stash

* Basic Grey (Anything Goes)
* Digi Darla (Anything Goes with Optional Twist of Back to School)
* One Stitch at a Time (Use a Digi)
* Inky Fingers (Cake, cake & cupcakes)
* Paper Playtime (Use 3 Different papers)
* Creative Card Challenges 2 (Photo Inspiration)
* Shelly's Images (Use at least 3 elements from the list) I've used a punch, 3 different patterned papers and an item of my choice (pearls)
* Heck of a Challenge (In the Kitchen)
* Lacy Sunshine (Punch or Die)
* Totally Gorjuss (Anything Goes)

Monday, 2 September 2013

Pearly Swirls

Good morning all!

Another Monday and another challenge @ Ooh La La! This week, we want you to include "Pearls and Swirls" on your project. For your inspiration, here's my card:

* Ooh La La Moonlight Chic image, DPs and clock accessory (used Crackle Accents on it) from the Passion for Fashion CD
* Prima Reflections & Making Memories Rouge & Mocha DPs
* Pebbles Chipboard swirl with pearls from stash
* Teresa Collins Summer Stories Stamp Set (used a little Promarker and glitter pen to colour the image matching the DPs)

Looking forward to your projects!

* Simply Create Too (Vintage or Old)
* Paper Playtime (Use 3 Different Papers)
* Parade Your Crafts (Anything Goes)
* Creatieve Zebra (Anything Goes)
* Creative Fingers (Anything Goes)
* PaperCrafts Creators (Anything Goes)
* Crafty Calendar (Anything Goes)
* Glitter 'n Sparkle (Anything Goes)
* Tammy's Scrappin' Corner (End of Summer)
* Challenges 4 Everybody (Anything Goes)

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

You can Stick It!

Hi all,

This week, it's my turn to pick a theme and host a challenge @ Fab 'n Funky and I've chosen "You can Stick It!". Okay, don't feel offended now, I am just referring to the type of product I would like you to use, which are Peel offs or Stickers, anything that sticks on it's own really. I don't know if you have the same 'problem', but I have absolute tons and tons of peel off stickers, borders, number and letters and haven't really been using them for a while. So I thought this would be the perfect time to use it up! Well, up, that would take numerous cards and other projects and they would have to be covered from head to toe in peel offs, but you have to make a start somewhere, right?

Here's my card:

Such a lovely image, Bugaboo is sponsoring us as well this week so if you fancy getting your hands on some of their digis as a prize, then come and play along :)

* Bugaboo Sewing SB Measuring, coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noirs
* My Mind's Eye Fine and Dandy True Blue DP and assorted scraps
* Sew Easy Dark Cocoa Floss
* Washi Tape from local store (Hema)
* Peel off stickers & buttons from stash

* Creative Corner (Anything Goes)
* Sweet Stampin' (Bold and Beautiful)
* Aud Sentiments (Anything but a Birthday Card)
* That Craft Place (Stitching)
* Shelly's Images (Use Scraps)
* Challenges 4 Everybody (Anything Goes)
* Avenue 613 Create (Anything Goes, optional twist of using real or faux Stitching)
* Great Impressions (Square Card)
* Cute Card Thursday (Button Up)
* ABC Challenge (Thank You)

Monday, 19 August 2013

Duck the Halls

Happy Monday all!

Here I am again with another Ooh La La Challenge for you, this fortnight we want to see your creations that are "Inspired by a Song"! Can be any song, just let us know your inspiration in your post, it's always nice to know when we come around enjoying your projects. Please come and share your creativity!

I was inspired by the song "Deck the Halls",  I loved this image straight away when I came across it on the Yuletide Wishes CD and wanted to use it for my card.

What do you think of the edge? I saw it somewhere else recently and wanted to try it out. The Kraft was a bit thick to cut through, so I had a few problems, but nothing a very sharp scissor to trim any leftovers couldn't fix :)

* Ooh La La Duck the Halls image from the Yuletide Wishes CD; I used a glitter pen to trace the letters and then used Crafter's Companion Spray & Shine to ...well....give it a shine ;) Also make the glitter stay put perfectly!
* Dovecraft Noel DPs
* MS Doily Lace & Presents border punches
* Joy Crafts Flower Punch
* Fancy Edge scissors (yes, I know, who still does that, right? Still, worked really well.)
* Eline's Winterhuis Jingle Bells stamp set
* Vintage Berries Card Candi
* Ribbon from stash

* C.R.A.F.T. Challenge (Christmas)
* One Stop Craft (Add Stripes)
* Card Crafter's Circle (Things with Wings)
* Delicious Doodles (Christmas in August)
* A Gem of a Challenge (Punch It Out)
* Totally Gorjuss (Punch and/or Die)
* Inky Impressions (Anything with Wings)
* Diva's by Design (Christmas in August)
* The Hobby House (Christmas)
* Papertake Weekly (Occassio-nally)

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Summery Soda

Hurray, the weather has taken a turn for the worse! Never thought I'd say that, but I have been really welcoming clouds, drizzle and most importantly a temperature drop to below 20 degrees Celcius! No doubt I will tire of this weather type soon enough, but in the mean time I am pretty happy about it!

Today I am sharing one of my last 'sweaty' cards, so kept it fairly simple again. Today we're starting a new challenge @ Fab 'n Funky themed "Anything that Looks like Summer". We are sponsored by Lily of the Valley and Lacy Sunshine this week, the latter also let the DT pick an image to work with, I chose this thirsty girl. I mean, is there anything more summery than a large drink with ice? Euh....probably, but still! What imagery makes you think immediately of summer? Let us know, use it in your project and join our challenge! Remember, we're still in fortnight mode, so you have two weeks to play along. Hope to see you there :)

* Lacy Sunshine Carrie Chilled Lemonade digi (it's actually being retired, so if you want to get your hnds on it, be quick!), coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noirs. I also used a little bit of gloss on the glass to make it shine
* Papermania Summer Bloom, Basic Grey Olivia & Echo Park A Walk in the Park DPs
* Victorian Velvet Distress Ink
* Anna Griffin Letters & Borders stamp set
* Whimsy Summertime Digi sentiment set
* Brads from stash

* Creative Corner (Polka Dots)
* Paper Makeup Stamps (Sunny Days)
* QKR Stampede (Summer Fun)
* Card Crafters Circle (Dotty for Spots)
* Dream Valley (Summer Days)
* One Stitch at a Time (In the Summer)
* Happy Campers (Summer)
* A Little Bit Crazy (Summer Sun)
* City Crafter (Polka Dots)
* Heck of a Challenge (Summer Holidays)

Monday, 5 August 2013

Step Back Into Time

Happy Monday everyone!

Oh man, it's hot! This really is too much for me, so I am spending my days primarily sitting in front of our fan downstairs. For obvious reasons, I can't take the fan upstairs to the crafty room, so I literally had to sweat on this card I am sharing with you today for the Ooh La La Challenge.

Our challenge theme this fortnight was my pick, being "STEP BACK INTO TIME"! So use a vintage image  and come and play along with us :) On the challenge blog you can see more examples from the excellent DT. We've had some new girls join us over the last month, so there's plenty of fresh ideas!

* Ooh La La Spring Walk set from the Passion for Fashion CD
* Country Companions For Someone Special DP
* Forest Moss Distress Ink
* Memories Direct Flowers
* Wooden butterflies from local store (Xenos)
* Sentiment & Scalloped border from Studio Delight
* Gems & Pearls from stash

* Card & Scrap (Anything Goes)
* Emerald Fairies (Colour Challenge)
* Ladybug Ink (Something Floral)
* Delicious Doodles (Anything Goes)
* A Gem of a Challenge (Anything Pearlescent)
* Totally Gorjuss (Anything Goes with Pearls)
* Card Mania (Summer Blooms)
* Dream Valley (Summer Days)
* Cute Card Thursday (Anything Goes)
* Crafty Cardmakers (Recipe: 1 image, 2 DPs, 3 embellishments)

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Make a Wish and Blow

Hi everyone!

How are you all doing, nobody melted yet? I am looking forward to some showers and I bet our garden would be pretty happy too!

This will be my last post for Delightful Challenges, my DT term has come to an end. I had a lot of fun on the DT and want to thank all the ladies for a lovely time. Many thanks also to Wendy for giving me this opportunity to play with such great images!

The challenge theme for my final challenge is "Make a Wish (include candles or stars)", a lovely celebratory theme. I managed to include both a candle and some stars on my card.

* Digital Delights Birthday Cake Josh, coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noirs
* Crafter's Companion CS
* Dovecraft SMIRK Him, Prima Jack & Jill & Echo Park A Walk in the Park DPs
* Personal Impressions Sentiment stamp
* Star border & Scalloped circle punches
* Washi tape & Ribbon from stash

Our sponsor this week is
Offering a 15 dollar gift certificate to the winner of this week

* 2 Sisters (Stars) --> In border punch & on shirt
* Craft Your Passion (Happy Birthday)
* Crafty Card Makers (Birthday)
* Simon Says Stamp & Show (Celebrate)
* Card & Scrap (Lace or Ribbon)
* Digi Galore (One for the Boys)
* Oozak (Anything Goes with Texture)
* Emerald Fairies (Happy Birthday)
* Ladybug Ink (Birthdays)
* Love to Create (Hugs & Wishes)