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My Crafty Friends

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)