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Thursday, 28 July 2011

Fave colour monochromatic challenge over at Take the Pixie Challenge!

(Please scroll down for my Quixotic Inspirations DT card!)


Ooooohhh, today is my first DT card for the Take the Pixie Challenge!  And this week we are challenging you to take your favourite colour (okay, not really challenging) and to create a monochromatic card with it (a bit more challenging perhaps!).  Orange is actually my most fave colour ever but I've made so many cards with it recently that I've lost my mojo with it!  So I decided to go for my second favourite colour instead - teal...

 
 


Now I luuuuurve this colour but don't use it often so it was a pleasure to make this card using the ever sweet Wink Pretends - he's delightful, don't you think?! I matched him up with my Cosmo Cricket Togetherness paper pad (from Quixotic Paperie here) and with a sentiment from the Paper Makeup Sailing By stamp set (here). 

You can see the rest of the gorgeous DT inspiration here - I hope you get to play along with us for a chance to win a gorgeous Pixie Dust Studio digi!  You don't have to use a PDS image but we love it when you do!


I am entering my card into the following challenges:



Paper/cardstock: Bazzill cardstock, Cosmo Cricket Togetherness paper pad (from Quixotic Paperie here)
Stamps:  Pixie Dust Studios Wink Pretends, Paper Makeup Sailing By sentiment (here)
Mediums: Copics, Distress Ink in Antique Linen
Accents: web ribbon

Tools: Nestabilitie dies, distressing tool

The cat's out of the bag!

I'm here again to show you a card I made for one of my male friends who has recently got a new job using more gorgeous goodies from Quixotic Paperie...

 
 


I find grown up male cards are pretty hard to make (give me a boy anytime!!) but I thought this image was cute but not girlie - so hopefully suitable! This is Mo Manning's Cat's Out of the Bag for Stamping Bella - such a great image and it's currently got 15% off!  I used the blue checked papers from the My Minds Eye Lime Twist Fly a Kite paper pad and the grey spot paper from the Echo Park Be Mine paper pad.


Hope you like!  Back later with my DT card for the Pixie Dust Studios challenge!


I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Mediums: Copics
Accents: clip from stash
Tools: EK Success border punch, Nestabilities dies

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

It must be love...

Wow, is it really Wednesday already?!  Woo hoo - only two more days to go and then I'm off work for two weeks!!  Roll on Friday....

Anyhoo, I'm here today to show off some of my latest goodies from Quixotic Paperie with a card using the Geeky Love stamp by Make It Crafty...

 
 



Isn't it a fun image?!  I just love it!  I matched it up with papers from the My Minds Eye Lime Twist Happy Go Lucky paper pad and used my Sew Easy Tool with the straight head to stop it from being too plain.  I am going to send this to my friend (who is a self confessed geek!) who has recently got engaged to her geeky boyfriend (that's really how she describes him!  He's actually very dishy!).

Thanks for visiting me today!  I love reading all of your comments and appreciate all of your encouragement!


I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Paper/cardstock: Bazzill cardstock, My Minds Eye Lime Twist Happy Go Lucky paper pad
Stamps:
Geeky Love stamp by Make It Crafty, My Favorite Things sentiments
Mediums: Copics
Accents: none
Tools: Nestabilities dies, Sew Easy Tool with the straight head

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Spotlight on BLD Baby Pool Lily & Baby Pool Sam!

(Please scroll down for my Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps DT post!)


Here is our next spotlight on this month's Summer release over at By LoRi Designs! Today we are showcasing Lollipop Baby Pool Lily and Baby Pool Sam!  Here is my take on Baby Pool Lily....

 


She is so much fun and perfect for any baby's birthday!  I remember we used to have a paddling pool in the back garden during the summer - and I also remember catching conjunctivitis from all the kids playing in it, lol!!!

You can get this cutie here for $4 and right now you can have all 8 new images (a $32 Value) for US$28 - a great price!


 I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Paper/cardstock: Bazzill cardstock, My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Fly A Kite (from Quixotic Paperie here)
Stamps: By LoRi Designs Lollipop Baby Pool Lily, LCI sentiments
Mediums: Copics
Accents: none

Tools: Martha Stewart border punches
 

A colour challenge over at Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps!

It's a colour challenge over at the SCRS challenge #53 and these are very special colours - the colours of SCRS!




 
 

Talk about zingy!  I love this colour combo so it was easy for me to make my DT card with them!  I used papers from the My Minds Eye Lime Twist Life of the Party pad and a dash of gorgeous turquoise twill striped ribbon - et voila!  I also used our sponsor's sketch over at CardPatterns...





I hope you can play along!  Our challenge is open to all players. Each week a random winner will be chosen to win their very own SCRS rubber stamp!  In order to qualify for a prize, you must use a Sparkle Creations image on your creation.  You can see more gorgeous DT inspiration here...



And don't forget to check out the this month's sale...


See you this afternoon with my DT post for By LoRi Designs!




I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Paper/cardstock: Bazzill cardstock, My Minds Eye Lime Twist Life of the Party paper pad (from Quixotic Paperie here)
Stamps: SCRS Reading Millie (including sentiment)
Mediums: Copics
Accents: turquoise twill stripe ribbon (from Ladybug Crafts Ink here), clip from stash
Tools: Fiskars border punch, Nestabilitie dies

 

Monday, 25 July 2011

Ho Ho Ho! Xmas fun over at the Pollycrafts Monday challenge!

(Please scroll down for my Make It Monday DT post!)


It's Pollycrafts Monday and this week is a very special challenge as we are also showcasing the new Christmas release! And of course the challenge this week just has to be...

HO HO HO, Christmas in July!

Let me introduce you to one of the uber cuties!  This is Sweet Chester...

 
 


And you can see why he's called this - I love this little guy!!!  And I hope I get a super huge candy stick for Xmas to hang my stocking on this year too!  You can see more inspiration of the rest of the Christmas collection over on the challenge blog here - they will get you in the Christmas for sure!


This week we are being sponsored by Crafty Emma's Store and the prize is a £10 voucher to spend in store (p&p not included) - so get your entries in asap!





I am entering this card into the following challenges:




Paper/cardstock: Bazzill cardstock, DCWV glitter cardstock (white snowflakes), October Afternoon Very Merry papers
Stamps:
Sweet Chester
Mediums: Copics, Viva Decor White Opaque gloss gel pen (from Quixotic Paperie here), Sakura medium white gel pen
Accents: none
Tools: Corner Chomper, Martha Stewart snowflake border punch, Woodware snowflake punches, Nestabilities dies

Make It Monday sponsored by Crafty Emma's Store!

It's Monday and time for another Make It Monday linky party to share your creativity!  For my DT card, I made this....


 
 




This week we are being sponsored by Crafty Emma's Store and you can buy this special edition charity digi stamp called Vintage Ronnie for just £1.50 - all proceeds go to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Charity so you can do a good thing while you treat yourself too!  Crafty Emma's prize to one lucky winner is a £10 voucher to spend in store (p&p not included) - believe me, there is plenty to choose from!





For my favourite choice this week, I chose this beauty by juelmarie of J and J's Yummy Creations ...


Created by juelmarie
I just love the pretty scene, the gorgeous colours and the beautiful butterflies!  You can see more of her gorgeous creations here - it's worth checking out!


Don't forget to see the other DT inspiration here - they are so lovely, I am sure you'll be inspired to join our party!





 

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Paper/cardstock: Bazzill cardstock, Cosmo Cricket Social Club (from Quixotic Paperie here)
Stamps:
Vintage Ronnie
Mediums: Copics
Accents: BasicGrey buttons, Doodlebug trims (yellow scalloped border)
Tools: Nestabilities dies, EK Success border punch

Friday, 22 July 2011

Big news and new release over at the Pixie Dust Studio!

I am very excited to announce that I've joined the Pixie Dust Studio design team!  If you haven't seen their goodies before, they are ultra cute and cool digi stamps - you can see them in the shop here!  I've owned some of these babies for a while now but never have the time to play with them because of my other DT commitments - but now I have no excuse but to play with them!

And today, there is a new Pixie Dust Studio new release called Oh Baby!   Here is my make with the super sweet Pixie Arc...

 
 


This cutie was just screaming out to make a round card with it!  I used my fave colour orange too and created some waves with a scallop die.  It looks a bit choppy though - that poor possum is hanging on for dear life!!  You can tell I had a lot of fun making this card {giggles}! 

Anyhoo...back to sanity...you can see the rest of the gorgeous DT inspiration here as well meet the rest of the new DT members too!  You can see the rest of the uber cute new release in the shop here!


That's it from me today - have a fabby weekend everyone!


I am entering my card into the following challenges:


Paper/cardstock: Bazzill cardstock, DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Girl paper pad
Stamps:  Pixie Dust Studios Pixie Arc, Ladybug Crafts Ink sentiments
Mediums: Copics
Accents: Divine Twine (from Quixotic Paperie here)

Tools: Grand Nestabilitie and Nestabilitie dies, My Favorite Things scallop border die

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Femme fatale!

Hiya!  It's Thursday which means I'm here with my week's make using some gorgeous Quixotic Inspiration goodies! This week I used the super sexy, super cool Victoria Case for SCACD Femme Fatale...

 

 As you can see - lots of BLING!!  To create some interest, I used my Bazzill Jewel Templates to create the swirls with 4mm red flat backed pearls to create that beautiful swirl and used the Whimsy Friendship Ticket Sentiment for the insides.  And do you see that fabulous bow? I used my Bow Easy Template to make it before sticking it to the matting - easy peasy!  I also used a 6mm pearl for the centre of my red felt rose - the finishing touch!


And before I go, don't forget to check out the....
Latest Additions at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk
Make it Colour Blending Cardstock - for Copics and other alcohol based markers - at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk
*NEW* MAKE IT COLOUR BLENDING CARD




Sew Easy at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk
*NEW* SEW-EASY

And don't forget to treat yourselves to the mega....!!!

Summer Sale at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk




I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Introducing Pink Paradise Designs!

Hi all!  As many of you know, the ever lovely Michelle of Pink Paper Paradise is one hellava diva at colouring and has now created her own beautiful digis!  She is selling them at extremely reasonable prices over at her new store Pink Paradise Designs!

I was lucky enough to create this wedding card with her stunning Bride image ...

 
 

Didn't I say how beautiful her new images are?!!  You can get her here for just AUS$1.00 - please take a look and let us know what you think! You can see other gorgeous inspiration with her new digis here.


I am entering this card into the Dare to be Sassy for edged, Digi's with Attitude - anything goes and St Lukes Charity challenge for black and white plus one colour (red!)



Paper/cardstock: Bazzill cardstock, BasicGrey Curio (from Quixotic Paperie here)
Stamps: Pink Paradise Designs Bride, My Favorite Things sentiment
Mediums: Distress Ink in Antique Linen
Accents:
4mm flat backed pearls, velvet ribbon
Tools: Nestabilities dies, Martha Stewart border punch

 

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