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Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Spotty or Stripey......or even both!

Hello everyone,

There, the week's in half! Just a couple more days and then it's the weekend once more! I never got around to scrapping last weekend, will it happen this weekend? Probably not ;)

I have a gift voucher holder for this week's Fab 'n Funky challenge; the lovely Wendy picked the theme of "Spots or Stripes or even both". Great theme Wendy :) I made this for a dear colleague who has left for another job, but never actually gave it to her as other arrangements were made for her sending off-present. Thankfully she won't be away completely, as we still will be collaborating on research projects, but she won't be around as much. Nevertheless, we work really well together and this was meant to be my thank you to her (the sentiment reads: Thank you very much!). I have made a few of these holders recently and they are really cute; the middle is a sleeve which holds the card together. The middle section is a sleeve which holds the card in place. Inside I stuck an envelope with room for a voucher.

As the theme is fairly broad, we are expecting a large variety of participating projects, so come and join our party and link up :)

* Echo Park For the Record DPs
* Eline's Vintage Sentiment Stamp set
* Pearls from stash

* Pile It On (Sentiment as the Focus)
* QKR Stampede (Sentiment Only)
* Cutie Pie (Cute with Spots & Dots)
* Pinspirational Challenge (Anything Goes)
* Shopping Our Stash (Make Your Own Embellishment) I made the rosettes from DP
* Flourishes (A Lotta Polka Dots)
* Lisa Somerville (2 or more Patterned Papers)
* Crafty Sentiments (Anything Goes)
* Sweet Stamps Technique Challenge (Fun Folds)
* AnMa Creatief (Aantal-3) 3 papier dessins

Monday, 17 February 2014

Christmas Fashionista

Happy Monday everyone!

Did you enjoy your weekend? We had a quiet couple of days, only left the house for some groceries and the cinema, where we watched Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom which was a great film.

This Monday sees another challenge @ Ooh La La and this time it was my turn to come up with a challenge theme. I chose: FASHIONISTA, Not that I'm such a fashion enthousiast myself (people who know me can attest to that!), but I do enjoy looking at lovely dresses especially from eras gone by.

This is my first Christmas card of this year; it's a fairly simple card but the image is stunning enough to pull it off I thought!

* Ooh La La Elegance image & sentiment from the Yesterday's Memories CD
* Basic Grey Jovial DPs
* Distress Tool & Vintage Photo Distress Ink
* Brads from stash

* Allsorts (Use Brads)
* C.R.A.F.T (Christmas)
* Creative Fingers (Anything Goes)
* Craftitude (Anything Goes)
* Lisa Somerville (2 or more patterned papers)
* Sparkles Christmas (Anything Goes)
* Picture & Scrap (Celebrations)
* Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge Extra (Anything Goes)
* Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper Challenge (Anything Goes with Patterned Paper)
* A Creative Romance (Let's Get Sentimental)

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Layered Ice Cream

Woohoo, it's the weekend!

And boy, was I ready for it! A very busy week with lots of meetings, travel and social events, so I am happy to be able to sleep in and do absolutely nothing for a bit. Maybe I will do a bit of crafting today, there are several years worth of holiday photos waiting for me to get scrapped (including our honeymoon!), but I never get around to it. We will see :)

First, though, there is another challenge @ Treasured Times that I wanted you to know about. This week, we are "Layering" it up, so we want to see your layered creations. I decided to use some DP scraps, paper piecing and faux layering (I ran a Promarker around the image's edges, creating the illusion of another layer underneath the image) for this theme. All the DT girls used the same summery image, a welcome change to more wintery cards  :)

* Ice Cream Annie digi by Rosa Silva, coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noirs
* Silver Stickles
* Echo Park For the Record DPs
* Inkadinkado Fun in the Sun mini stamp set & Black Soot Distress Ink
* Rounded corner punch

How about you come and join the party?

* Whoopsi Daisy (Include a Sentiment)
* Top Tip Tuesday (Girly)
* Creative Fingers (Anything Goes)
* Card Makin' Mamas (Make It Sparkle)
* One Crazy Stamper (Anything Goes)
* Cards Galore Encore (Add a Gem, or glitter, or Candi or any bling) I've added glitter/bling (Stickles)
* Color Me Creative (Anything Goes)
* A Creative Romance (Let's Get Sentimental)
* Bloggers Challenge (Use 2 or more patterned papers)
* Sister Act (Anything Goes)

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Brads Galore

Happy Wednesday all!

Well, that's the week in half, just a couple more days to go until the weekend. Okay, maybe I'm a LITTLE optimistic here ;)

Anyway, another Wednesday also means another Challenge at Fab 'n Funky. This week was my turn to pick a theme and I settled on "Calling All Brads". I am sure that, like me, you have industrial amounts of brads in your stash, wasn't this all the rage way back when? Anyway, time to use 'em up! We are sponsored this week by Kenny K and the DT got to use some of their wonderful images to work with.

Here's my make:

* Kenny K Olympic Runner digi, coloured with Spectrum Noirs & Promarkers
* Echo Park For the Record DPs plus some scraps
* Marianne Design Tower of Pisa & Joy Crafts Vintage Flourishes Grass Border Dies
* Vintage Photo & Forest Moss Distress Inks
* Eline's Vintage sentiment stamp
* Washi tape & brads from stash

I'm really so happy with my Tower of Pisa die that I bought in the sale last week, perfect for my 'ancient' card theme!

* Delicious Doodles (Diecuts and Punches)
* The Squirrel and the Fox (Use Embellishments) 4 brads & washi
* A Little Bit Crazy (Man Up!)
* De Creatieve Zebra (Mannenkaart)
* QKR Stampede (Anything Goes)
* One Stitch at a Time (Anything Goes)
* Whimsy Stamps (Something New) My new Tower of Pisa die
* Sparkles Forum (Show Us Your New Stash) My new Tower of Pisa die
* Lacey Sunshine (Use a Sentiment)
* One Crazy Stamper (Anything Goes)

Monday, 3 February 2014

Have a Heart

Good morning!

Bright blue skies and mild temperatures, it really doesn't feel like winter in my neck of the woods. It's crazy to think that its February when I look at my rose bush IN BLOOM! Bush totally lost the plot in my opinion. Anyway, we have a new challenge starting today @ Ooh La La, asking for creations "With a Heart". I'm sharing a Christmas card with you, using heart papers and some cut out heart as embellishments. I used this card as my hubs'  Christmas card, I really like the unusual colour scheme en theme. Hope you like it too and are inspired to join our challenge this fortnight!

* Ooh La La Noel 4 Penguins pyramage image from the Yuletide Wishes CD
* Helz Cupperditch Pepper's Christmas party & Dovecraft Noel DPs, edged with red ink
* MS Presents border punch & Joy Craft Flower punch (Snowflake inside)
* Studio Light sentiment

* Scr@p Card (Valentijn en/of Harten)
* 4 Crafty Chicks (Anything Goes)
* Crafty Creations (Seasonal) I've chosen Winter
* LEJ Designs (Anyhing Goes)
* Crafty Catz (Anyting Goes)
* One Stitch at a Time (Anything Goes)
* Catch the Bug (Anything Goes)
* Papernest Dolls (Anything Goes)
* The Rubber Buggy (Anything Goes)
* Hobby Vision (Winter)

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Sending You Speedy Love

Hello everyone,

Oh dear, the first month of the year is over already, where does the time go? Looking back, it was a busy month, with lots of deadlines and internees at work but also the start of our lovely tradition to go the sneak preview at our local cinema each week. All in all a pretty good month :)

Anyway, the first of the new month also means a new challenge @ Treasured Times. Thank you if you participated in our last challenge btw, it's fantastastic to see all your lovely projects! Hope you can join in this time too, our challenge theme is "VALENTINE ANYTHING GOES", so whatever style of Valentine project you have, you can play along!

I am sharing my card today, which I loved so much it's going to be my hubs' Valentine's card :) The DT girls all used Thomas Love on the Road, drawn by Erica Nicomedi. It's such a wonderful image, whether on its own or in a scene as I have created.

I actually made the trees in the background using a larger Christmas Tree stamp and a bit of masking. Works a treat!

* Digi = Thomas Love on the Road by Erica Nicomedi, coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noirs
* EMP Vintage DPs
* DCWV The Glitter Stack Brights CS and some purple CS scraps
* Anna Griffin Letters & Borders, We R Memorykeepers Love Struck Cupid and Eline's Winterhuis Jingle Bells stamps
* Seedless Preserves & Forest Moss Distress Ink
* Sew Easy Pinecone Floss
* Sakura Glitter gel pens
* Heart gems & ribbon from stash

So if you are working on your Valentine's Day projects, come and link up with us :)

* Shopping Our Stash (Cabin Fever)
* Passion for Promarkers (Anything Goes)
* Little Miss Muffet (Luuuuuuuurve)
* I Love Promarkers (Love is in the Air)
* Sweet Pea Stampers (Love)
* Aud Sentiments (Sharing the Love)
* C.R.A.F.T. (Love/Valentines)
* Scrap Cards (Valentijn en/of Harten)
* Natalie & Amy (Love is All Around)
* City Crafter (Love Story)