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Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Recipe time over at Flutter by Wednesday!

At last, here is my card!  So the new challenge has opened over at at Flutter By Wednesday and this week it's and this week we have a recipe for you!  So on your make we want to see...

The color blue, lace, at least 3 flowers and at least one butterfly!


And of course you can also add your angels or fairies too!  Here is my make...




This is the gorgeous Silver Fairy created by Sylvia Zet of Wee Stamps for Whimsy Stamps (from Quixotic Paperie here) and I matched her up with papers from the Prima Madelaine and the gorgeous rich Prima cream lace (here).

You can see with the rest of the gorgeous DT creations over at the Flutter By Wednesday blog!  That's it from me today, back tomorrow with my Pixie Dust Studios DT card and a new monthly Cupcake Craftroom challenge!


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Christmas cheer!

I'm showing you a Xmas card today using another By LoRi Designs sweetie...



This is Puddle Jumper Winter Dana with her lickle ickle cutie penguin and the set is available here.  I matched her up with My Minds Eye 12 Days of Christmas papers (from Quixotic Paperie here) and added lots of Glamour Dust!  The snowflake is from the Marianne D Creatables Swedish Ice Star die set (here).

You can see more wonderful inspiration using By LoRi Designs here!


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Flutter By Wednesday - join in the fun!

Just a very quick note from me - the new challenge has opened over at  Flutterby Wednesdays!  My card is half made and intended to finish it last night but I came back from work and felt totally rubbish!  I hope to finish my card later today but in the meantime, make sure you check out the rest of the cuties over at the blog Flutterby Wednesdays where the theme is...

use blue, lace and at least 3 flowers on your card 
and don't forget your angel, fairy or butterfly!

 Right, back to bed for me now!

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Guest spotlight over at Simply Sassy!

Today I am being spotlighted over at Simply Sassy - wow, I felt so privileged when lovely blog mate Anita asked me to do it!  You can see my spotlight over there today but here is the card I especially made for it using Cinders from the new November release... 


Isn't she just gorgeous?!  I love these beauties, they are such a pleasure to colour in!  I used papers from My Minds Eye Everyday Flair (from Quixotic Paperie here), a super sweet doily (from Crafty Emma's Store here), Kaisercraft white lace (from Bunny Zoe's here) and Pink Petticoat digi letters. 

And here is a close up of this gorgeous little lady!



Thanks again to the lovely Simply Sassy team to invite for a spotlight!  Here are some other cards I have made using these gorgeous creations by Krista Smith, the Saturated Canary who creates these babies!


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Monday, 28 November 2011

Make It Monday sponsored by Cupcake Cards & Crafts!

A new linky party has opened over at Make It Monday - yay!  Come and share your creativity with us!  This week we are being sponsored by Cupcake Cards & Crafts so I made this card using creator Mandy's gorgeous Primrose Path digi paper collection....


I loove these funky modern papers!  I recently found this digi company called Digi My World and I have fallen in love with the fresh cute designs!!  This is funky Rainey from the 60's Retro collection and the sentiment from the 60's Far Out collection.  Or you can buy the whole 60's Combo Pack here!

This week the lovely Mandy of Cupcake Cards & Crafts is giving away a wonderful prize of a CD with the winner's choice of 4 collections!



And my pick this week is this brilliant bag and matching card by Kim of Kimbee's Creations...

Created by Kim of Kimbee's Creations

Amazing, huh?  I love how she has used the colours together and her amazing colouring!  You really need to go and see more of her other gorgeous makes on her blog here!

That's it from me today, back tomorrow with some exciting news!


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    Saturday, 26 November 2011

    What a Scruffy little elf!

    It's been a loooooong week - thank goodness (and I really mean it this week!) it's Saturday!  And this weekend we are going to get ready for Xmas - the tree is going to go up!!  Anyhoo, I'm here to show off some gorgeous Quixotic Paperie goodies with a funky Christmas card using another one of those wonderful elves from the Make It Crafty Elf Collection...



    I used Bazzill Basics Smoothie Kraft cardstock with Echo Park papers and stickers from the Everybody Loves Christmas kit collection.  You can't see it very well (but it looks fab in real life!) but I my Sew Easy Tool with the Cross Piercer Head.  For embellishing I used that gorgeous Memory Box Frosty Border die again.  It's out of stock as I write this, but don't worry Elaine is getting more stock in!  Just email her here and she'll put one by for you (she's nice like that!). 


    Okay, well I'm off - enjoy the rest of your weekend!


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    Friday, 25 November 2011

    Second guest spot over at Tiffany Doodles!

    It's time for my second guest spot for Tiffany Doodles and you can see my guest spot here, but here is my make too...



    I used the very beautiful and whimsical Make Up set and didn't use any design papers again!  Instead I used lots of pearlised cardstock and embossing - in real life this card really POPS!




    And don't forget their November sale is Buy 4 Stamps and get 33% off your order!  Click on the badge below to go straight to the store!




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      Thursday, 24 November 2011

      Thankful for all you do!

       Yes, I am thankful to YOU!  My blog mates who come and visit me and leave me lovely comments!  I'm also thankful for a very happy home life - my hubby, my dogs, my family, my friends - and even my work life!  Yes, I'm a very thankful lady!

      But I also have to say a big SORRY to you too - it has been a manic week at work and I haven't managed to do my daily blogging!  I really miss seeing your creations and hope to be back on track on Friday - please bear with me!

      Anyhoow, back to why I'm here!  There is a new Take the Pixie challenge with the theme of 'Thank You' so I made a card for a wonderful friend using Best Friends Forever...


      I matched them up with the gorgeous My Minds Eye Everyday Flair (ffrom Quixotic Paperie here) and the sentiment is from the Whimsey Sentiments Collection (here) with the matching ticket die (here).

      You can see more lovely DT inspiration over at the Take the Pixie blog - you'll be "thankful" that you did!  And before I go, there's a Black Friday sale right through the weekend so get your pixie cuties here!





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      Wednesday, 23 November 2011

      Flutter By Wednesday sponsored by Paper Pretties!

      The new challenge has opened over at at Flutter By Wednesday and this week it's and open challenge, just don't forget your butterflies, angels or fairies!

      As we are being sponsored by Paper Pretties, I used their Pixie Jena (although I think she looks like a fairy!)...

      I think she is so whimsically sweet!  I matched her up with papers from the Crate Paper Paper Doll collection and My Favorite Things flower and flourish dies, Marther Stewart Doily border punch and that fabby Doodlebug spotted sheer ribbon.

      You can see with the rest of the gorgeous DT creations over at the Flutter By Wednesday blog!  That's it from me today, back tomorrow with my Pixie Dust Studios DT card!  TTFN!




      Tuesday, 22 November 2011

      Josh vs Oliver challenge over at Sparkles Creations Rubber Stamps!

      Hi everyone!  You still have another week to join in with the current fortnightly Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps challenge - Team Oliver vs Team Josh!  With Breaking Dawn coming out in theaters this Friday, we thought we'd do our own spin on "Team Edward" vs. "Team Jacob"! If you aren't familiar with this, no worries -- please just use either an Oliver or a Josh image on your card or project!

      Our challenge is open to all players. Each week a random winner will be chosen, and this week's winner will receive your choice of either Football Josh or Backpack OliverIn order to qualify for a prize, you must use a Sparkle Creations image on your creation. Most importantly, have fun! We can't wait to see your creations!


      I'm firmly sitting in Team Josh so here is my make using Turntable Josh...


      He is so super cool!  I matched him up with papers from the Cosmo Cricket Social Club pad and the sentiment is from The Greeting Farm.

      Are you ready to play along? Get all the deets and more inspiration here!




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      Baby, it's cold outside

      I have another Xmas card today using another By LoRi Designs sweetie...



      This is Puddle Jumper Winter Hannah and the sentiment is from the Christmas Sentiment set - both available here.  I matched him up with My Minds Eye 12 Days of Christmas papers (from Quixotic Paperie here) and added a little bit of Stickles glitter glue - not too much for a boy I hope!!  The snowflake is from the Marianne D Creatables Swedish Ice Star die set (here).

      You can see more wonderful inspiration using By LoRi Designs here!


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      Monday, 21 November 2011

      Christmas fun over at Pollycrafts Monday!

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

      It's time for the next Pollycraft Monday Challenge but we are mixing it up!  Instead of our usual weekly challenges, they will now be four weeks long!  So for the following four weeks we have the theme of...

      Christmas Fun!


      And there is a new Merry Christmas release today too!  Check it out here!  I used newbie sweetie 'Snowballs'...



      I used papers from the My Minds Eye I Believe paper collection and Jen's Deconstructed sketch to inspire me!





      I hope you get the chance to join in with the Pollycraft Monday Challenge!  You don't need to use Pollycraft goodies, but I am sure there is plenty in the shop you will WANT to use!  And not only that, the talented Paula is giving away a freebie here- so you see, there is no excuse for you to not join in!

      And as we have extended the period, we have more prizes (chose by our buddy random.org) from these four lovely sponsors...

      You can see all the deets and prize details over at the challenge blog!  And of course, don't forget to check out the gorgeous DT inspiration while you are there!


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        Make It Monday sponsored by Crafty Emma's Store!

        Hello everyone and I hope you had a fab weekend!  I can't say I'm pleased that it's Monday again, but I am pleased to say that the new linky party has opened over at Make It Monday - come along and share your creativity!  This week I have used a sweet freebie called Banner and Chicks by Torico's Digital Gallery...





        I only found Torico's designs recently and I must say - I LOVE them!  Quite by accident some of her gorgeous Birdie Brown digis fell into my Etsy basket and ended up on my hard drive!  Oh dear, how did that happen...


        I used the sweet papers from with digi papers by Cupcake Cards and Crafts using the new release Contemporary Christmas (you can still upload your Sweet Christmas cards to the November challenge of the Cupcake Craftroom here!).


        This week we are being sponsored by the lovely Emma of Crafty Emma's Store with the super prize of a £10 voucher to her store!


         
        My pick of last week's entrants is this gorgeous beauty by Majorie of Foxy Cards...

        Created by Majorie of Foxy Cards

        Well, I don't think I need to say why I love this card, huh?!  Look at that gorgeous colouring, the fabulous snowflake and perfect flower arrangement!  Just wonderful - thx for sharing with us Marjorie!


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          Sunday, 20 November 2011

          Don't miss out!

          Hi everyone!  I know some of you have been very disappointed that Quixotic Paperie sold out of the Memory Box Dies like the Frosty Border that I've used in my recent posts, but don't worry Elaine has more stock coming in very soon!  If the one you're looking for is out of stock, drop Elaine an email and she can reserve one for you - she's sweet like that!

          Quixotic Paperie has also got the November release of Kraftin' Kimmies in and it has two dog themed sets - so of course they accidently fell into my shopping basket today and are winging their way to me as we speak!!!  Here's a list of other gorgeous newbies in the store!


          Latest Additions at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

          See you tomorrow with my Make It Monday and Pollycrafts Monday DT posts!

          Saturday, 19 November 2011

          Guest spot over at Tiffany Doodles!

          Phew, made it to Saturday!  Time for a nice long rest this weekend - no plans, just take it as it comes (which I hope involves lots of crafting!).  One of my current aims is to just do more creating and play with more brands so I was very chuffed with the ever wonderful and lovely Jessica of Can You Pixel This? (I'm so jealous I didn't think of that name for my blog!) asked me to do a guest spot for Tiffany Doodles, goodies I haven't used before!  You can see my guest spot here, but here is my make for them in all it's glory, lol!!



          I used the very sweet Turtle Friend Digital Stamp set and didn't use any design papers - really!  Instead I used kraft cardstock for the base and then distressed some white wash Core'dinations with some stitching and lots of foam pads for texture and depth. I also used my Copics Aircan for the water.




          I have a few other guest spots coming up during November so I hope you can back and see my makes for them.  In the meantime, Tiffany Doodles has a November sale - Buy 4 Stamps and get 33% off your order!



          Okay, that's it for me - off for some resting!  Have a great weekend everyone!


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          Friday, 18 November 2011

          Have a Rocky Christmas!

          Happy Thursday everyone!  I'm here today with a sweet Christmas card using those gorgeous Quixotic Paperie goodies!  So here it is using the super dinky Rocky from the Make It Crafty Elf Collection...



          Oh, he is way toooooo dinky, don't ya think?!  I am going to send this to my young nephew - he's still young enough to like cute!  Anyhoo, I wanted to keep it quite fresh and used Echo Park papers and stickers from the Everybody Loves Christmas kit collection.  For embellishing I used a snowflake from the Marianne D Creatables Swedish Ice Star set with teeny tiny buttons tied with Divine Twine in Cherry Red.  And do you love that snowflake border?!  I do!  It's the new Memory Box Frosty Border die - it's totally gorgeous!

          I also used the new Quixotic Inspirations sketch which our lovely Kim Dellow designed...


           

          Play along and you could be in for a chance to win a £15 prize to use at Quixotic Paperie! Or have the privileged to be highlighted as one of our fave Top 3!  Go to this post here to find all the deets.


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