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Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Words at Centre Stage

Hi everyone!

Here I am with my card for Fab 'n Funky's latest challenge, which is "All About the Words", I was really cutting it close this time! I made this card last night and even though I don't craft well under strict deadlines this time it worked really well and came together incredibly fast. I played with my new dies and embossing folders and love the effect I can accomplish:

Hope you like it too and you feel inspired to join us this week!

Btw, hello to my new followers, it's great to have you :)

*Stampart by Katherine Sentiment-More Butterflies
* K&Co La Boutique and Prima Jack 'n Jill DPs
* Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Tiny Flowers
* cArt-Us Scalloped Oval Dies
* Tumbled Glass & Victorian Velvet Distress Inks
* Wooden butterflies from local store (Xenos), coloured with Promarkers
* Ribbons and pearl from stash

* Created with Love (Winged Things)
* Pile it On (Wood) Butterflies are made of wood
* Inky Chicks (Bingo) I've used Pearls, Ribbon, Butterfly
* Whoopsi Daisy (Bingo) I've used Pearls, Ribbon, Sentiment
* Stamps+Fun=Creativity (Embossing)
* Craftitude (Anything Goes or Ribbon and Pearls)
* Quirky Crafts (Birds, Bugs and Butterflies)
* Emerald Fairies (Things with Wings)
* The Squirrel and the Fox (Show off your New Stuff) My new dies and embossing folder
* Creative Craft Challenge (New) My new dies and embossing folder

Monday, 20 January 2014

It's a Male Thing

Happy Monday everyone!

I'm back from my parents where we celebrated my mum's birthday, I'll share her birthday card in a couple of weeks. But before then, this is my dad's birthday card. His birthday is in December (Boxing Day) so he has already received it and it's safe for me to share it on the blog :)

Perfect in fact for this week's challenge @ Ooh La La, where our lovely teamy Anne has asked us to make a card "FOR A MALE". The image comes from Ooh La La's Boys to Men CD, such a great image for a winter birthday I think! The string on the card actually was a nightmare to work with, so inflexibe! I tried tying the string into a decorate knot by following a video I found online, but I couldn't do it and after half an hour of faffing (and I have to admit a bit of swearing too!), I decided to make up my own knot and call it a day LOL

* Light House image and DP from Ooh La La's Boys to Men CD
* We R Memory Keepers Vintage-T CS
* First Edition Up  Up & Away DP
* Silver Ink
* EK Success Binding Edge border punch
* Studio Light sentiment
* Buttons & rope from stash

Hope you can join us over at the Challenge Blog, we're very curious to see what you make for the men in your life|!

* Let's Craft & Create (Masculine)
* Scrap Cards (Winter/Schaatsen)
* Parade Your Crafts (Christmas/Winter)
* Dream Valley (Boys/Men)
* Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge (Embellishments)
* Emergency Crafters (Blue or a Snow Flake)
* Lia Stampz (Color & Picture Inspiration)
* Charisma Cards (It's a Boy Thing)
* Jelly Park (Buttons and/or Bows)
* Robin's Fetish (Winter Cards)

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Hello Cupcake!

Hi all,

What a busy week this has been! Lots of meetings and deadlines at work, Saturday shopping with my friend, Sunday cooking (wanted to try something new, but boy was it fiddly!), Monday going to the movies with the hubs (sneak preview of Jack Ryan, can't really recommend it unfortunately); I can hardly remember the days that led up to this one! However, it really is Wednesday evening again and that means a new Treasured Times Challenge! 'ANYTHING GOES' this time, so come on over and share your lovely projects! The winner will get two digis of their choice from the Treasured Times store :) Here's my make:

I pimped a little notebook that I wanted to use for keeping track of upcoming challenges. This is my first attempt at ribbon pleating, I found it pretty difficult to get it all even and straight, but I am pretty happy about this first try.

* Digi: Magda by Julie Santiago, coloured with Spectrum Noirs & Promarkers
* Papermania Sweet Nothings DP
* Seedless Preserve Distress Ink
* Petaloo Flora Doodles Flowers
* Dovecraft Cupcake Boutique Wooden Sentiments, coloured with a marker to match the colour scheme
* Ribbon from stash

* Created with Love (Color Challenge: Pink and Purple)
* Allsorts (Use Ribbon, but no Bows)
* Suzy Bees (Cute and Sweet)
* Incy Wincy (Add Texture)
* Craft Your Passion (Cool Colours)
* Polka Doodles (Anything Goes/Girly)
* Diva's by Design (Use Ribbon)
* Natalie & Amy (One for the Girlies)
* Muse Challenge (Inspiration by Muse's card) I've used the cupcake theme
* CMC Copic Challenge (Anything Goes)

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

It's Time for a Celebration

Hello all!

Are you ready for another celebration? That's good, because that's exactly the theme this week @ Fab 'n Funky! You can play along with us focusing on any celebration, so it can be a birthday, wedding, new home or something completely different. As long as it is something we celebrate. We are being sponsored by Bugaboo this week and the DT received some lovely images to work with this time. I chose Mustache Guy, as I need to stock up on male cards, as a matter of fact it is already winging its way to a recipient! So you can expect some more male-oriented cards from me in the near future :) 

* Bugaboo Mustache Guy, coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noirs
* DCWV The Natural Stack DPs & a Echo Park A Walk in the Park scrap
* EK Success Binding Edge border punch
* Brads from stash
* Computer-generated sentiments

Hope you can play along with us, see you there!

* Sassy Studio (Time after Time)
* Art Impressions (Expect the Unexpected, Use something from your stash) I bought the Natural Stack when I was scrapbooking my wedding album in 2010
* It's All about Vintage (For a Male)
* Charisma Cardz (Birthdays) Happy 5th Birthday CC!
* A Little Bit Crazy (Celebrate)
* Mema's Craft (Bingo) I've used Free, Punches or Dies, Brads or Buttons, Distressing
* Crafts 4 Eternity (Very Vintage)
* Crafty Calendar (Let's Celebrate)
* HobbyVision (Goud van Oud) the Natural Stack, brads en pons zijn allemaal meer dan 4 maanden oud
* Crazy 4 Challenges (Photo Inspiration) Clocks

Monday, 6 January 2014

What an Easel......

Happy Monday everyone!

Well, it's back to work for me today after a 3-week holiday, it's going to be super busy but you need to go back sometime, right? In the meantime, Ooh La La's new challenge is also starting up, we are challenging you to make an "EASEL CARD" this time around.

Here's my make, another image from the Yesterday's Memories CD!

* Ooh La La Pretty in Orange image from the Yesterday's Memories CD
* Authentique Irresistible & First Edition Hideaway DPs
* Black Soot Distress Ink
* Memories Direct Paper Flowers
* Robin's Nest Dew Drops
* Studio G sentiment stamp
* Rounded corner punch
* Washi tape from stash

Come on and join us if you have time, we'd love to see your projects!

* Let's Craft & Create (Let's Celebrate)
* Card & Scrap (Use Flowers)
* Charisma Cardz (Birthdays)
* A Little Bit Crazy (Celebrate)
* Natalie & Amy (One for the Girlies)
* Crafty Calendar (Celebrate)
*  HobbyVision (Goud van Oud) Alle materialen zijn ten minste 4 maanden oud (behalve the Distress Inkt)
* Bearly Mine (Anything Goes)
* Diva's by Design (Anything Goes)
* C.R.A.F.T (Anything Goes)

Friday, 3 January 2014

Love on the Brain

Good afternoon everyone!

Christmas and New Year's Eve are just behind us, but at Treasured Times we are already looking forward to the next one: Valentine's Day! This new release is all about love, leaving you plenty of time to create some projects with your nearest and dearest in mind.

We are also hosting a blog hop, so have a look at all the lovely creations our DT made

Ciska Reilly (that's me!)

I've used Suzie Mailing Love by Erica Nicomedi, such a cute little image and not difficult to colour in either. I love those little pigtails!

* Suzie Mailing Love by Erica Nicomedi, coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noirs
* Echo Park A Walk in the Park & Authentique Remembrance DPs
* Cart-us Border Die
* Memories Direct Paper Flower
* Wooden Butterflies from local store (Xenos)
* Ribbon and flower gem from stash

* Natalie & Amy (One for the Girlies)
* ABC Challenge (C is for Colourful)
* Mema's Crafts Challenge (Bingo) I've used the diagonal row lower left-upper right (digi/rubber stamp, punches or dies, free, pearls or bling)
* I Love Promarkers (Frame It)
* Digi Galore (Girly)
* AnMa Creatief (Bingo) Lint, Bruin, Bloemen
* Cards Galore (Anything Goes)
* Addicted to Stamps (Lovely Wishes)
* Polkadoodles (Anything Goes)
* Kaboodle Doodles (Anything Goes)

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Anything Goes in the New Year!

Hi everyone!

Let me start off by wishing you all a very happy and crafty New Year! Have you had  a good Christmas? We were celebrating at my in-laws in Scotland, we had a lovely time . We even had time for a day trip to St Andrews, home of golf. A very nice day walking around town and my hubs even got his picture taken on the bridge on the Old Course (very famous I'm told). It was nice to be back home though and we had a lovely quiet New Year's celebration with some lovely food and drinks, just the two of us.

Now that the new year has started, crafty challenges are starting back up as well, starting with Treasured Times. This one's a pretty good one to ease you back into crafty mode: "ANYTHING GOES".The DT girls have been playing with Happy New Year Girl by Erica Nicomedi for this challenge, here's my card:

* Happy New Year Girl by Erica Nicomedi, coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noirs
* DPs scraps from my scrappy shoebox
* Champagne glasses from stamp set,  coloured & Stickles added to the bubbles
* Pearls from stash

What do you say, are you up for getting back in the crafty groove? How about playing along with us, you have a fortnight to work on your project and link it up at the challenge blog!

* Whimsy Stamps (Party Time)
* Pile It On (P is for.....) Party theme, Purple, Pearls
* Let's Craft & Create (Celebrate)
* Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge (Vintage Sparkle)
* Card Mania (Happy New Year)
* Craft Your Passion (Something New) Happy New Year
* Whoopsi Daisy (Celebrations)
* Digi Darla (Inspired by a Song) ABBA - Happy New Year
* Paper Pretties (Ring in the New Year)
* Sassy Studio (Ring in the New Year)