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Showing posts with label Kraft cardstock. Show all posts
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Friday, 3 October 2014

To doodle or not to doodle?

This week's inspiration over at La-La Land Crafts is "oodles of doodles" - I rarely doodle as I like symmetry and neatness too much!  Still, I had a go and ended up with this...

Yeah, I know I didn't get my dashes evenly sized nor in perfectly lines!  It's driving me nuts looking at it, lol!!  But I love the stamp which is the very sweet Christmas Bell Marci.  I also used the Snowflake Banner die (I used DCWV glitter cardstock with it)Christmas Hill Border die die and the fishtail banner die from the Stitched Elements die set.  The papers are by DoCrafts (I totally love these papers!).

Copics used:
Face: E000, E00, E21, R20
Hair: C03, C05, C09
Outfit: R00, R02, R05, R08, C03, C05, C09
Bell: Y21, YR23, YR27, B000, B01, B02

You can see the rest of the gorgeous design team inspiration over at the blog here.  I'll be back this weekend with my SugarPea Designs and Lili of the Valley DT posts.  TTFN!

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Scarecrow cutie!

There's a new SugarPea Designs challenge starting today and the theme is Happy Fall!  So here is my DT make using one of my all time favourite sets Bountiful Blessings...

This little lady is so pretty and I love the bits of straw poking out!  And did you see the wee little mouse on the pumpkin?  What a cute detail!  The papers are by Lori Whitlock - the scenic paper was so perfect that I didn't need to add anything else to this card so it literally took me five minutes to put together once I'd finished colouring in.  What a time saver!

So I hope you can join in this week's challenge.  You can use any stamp you like for these challenges but if you win and use a SugarPea Designs set, we'll top your voucher up to $15!  Check out the deets and more gorgeous DT inspiration over at the blog.

Thanks for visiting and I'll be back on Friday with my DT make for La-La Land Crafts - ttfn!

Sunday, 21 September 2014

If dogs could speak

Would you believe it, but I managed to make a card just for the sake of creating and not for a DT commitment.  And I must say that I really enjoyed it and must do more of it!  

I recently bought the Paper Smooches Dog Icons die set from Make The Day Special and lovely owner Tara threw in a sample of their new Peel and Stick Veneer.  I used these lovely items to make this thank you card...

I also used the Make The Day Special sketch in their current challenge which was perfect for these dies!  The papers are from an old Crate Paper pad and I used My Favorite Things alpha dies for the "woof" and popped them on foam pads for extra depth.  I can't remember which brand the speech bubble die is from but there are so many out there now!  Inside the card I will write "Woof is dog for thank you".

I'm off to make some dinner now but I'll be back tomorrow with my Doodlelicious Diva make.  Enjoy the rest of your evening!

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Club La-La Land Crafts - the August kit reveal!

Have you heard about the Club La-La Land Crafts yet?  It's where you pay for a monthly subscription for an EXCLUSIVE kit!  Each month you will receive a surprise package containing an EXCLUSIVE Kit 
based on your subscription!  The products (stamps and dies) included in the Club Kits won't be available for purchase outside of the Kits until one year after the release.  There are two kits to choose from and you can check out the differences on this post here.  

So today the design team are revealing the August kit - and you're going to be sorry if you didn't sign up for this month's because it is gorgeous!  I've made two cards with the kit and without further ado, here is my first one...

Isn't she beautiful?  She is called Sitting Mermaid Marci and I also used from the kit the Seashell and Rocks and Seaweed Border and Under the Sea die set.  I matched her up with Bo Bunny papers and used my Embossilicious polka dot embossing folder for those bubbles.

Here is my second card...
I love these cute fish and the dies are so gorgeous!  From the kit I used the fishes and sentiment from the Sitting Mermaid Marci stamp set and also the Seaweed Border and Under the Sea die set.   The papers are by KaiserCraft.

These cards were so fun to make and I can't wait to for the next kit to arrive - hurry up September!!

There is more gorgeous August kit inspiration over at the La-La Land Crafts blog here.  I'll be back tomorrow with my SugarPea Designs DT post so see you then!

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Enjoy your retirement

Hello everyone!  I hope you are all enjoying the lovely hot weather we are having in the UK!  Well, I know some of you are totally hating it, but I totally love it!  I think my parents made a big mistake for me, emigrating from Hong Kong - I was made for that place!  For those you hating it, well I hope you are finding some respite from it - like lots of cold baths or cold beers!

Anyhoo, just popping in to show you a retirement card I made using the fantastic Great Catch stamp set from the SugarPea Designs Bean Stalk collection... 

I can't tell you how much I love this little guy!  Although raccoons are not native to England, we definitely have these cute critters but they are rarely seen.  I matched him up with Echo Park papers and topped off simply with a MFT die cut button with some twine.

I'm off to finish my crisp cold beer!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I'll be back next week some time.  Toodle-oo!

Friday, 11 July 2014

A dream is a wish your heart makes

It's monochromatic time over at the La-La Land Crafts blog and this week there have been some gorgeous creations by the team.  But of course you wouldn't expect anything less, right?  ;)

So, here is my take on the theme...

I love the La-La Land Crafts dies and I've been dying to make a card with a bee and honeycomb theme.  I used the Honeycomb die, Build-a-Bee die and the Cherry Blossoms Flowers die.  The sentiment is from the Beautiful Day Sentiments set - these are all so lovely!

You can see more monochromatic inspiration over at the blog here.  I'll be back this weekend with my Lili of the Valley DT post so see you then!

Friday, 23 May 2014

Yee haw!

It's inspiration time over at La-La Land Crafts and this week we had to use twine or string.  I used string...

I just knew I had to use Cowboy Luka with some twisted "rope" and the Picket Fence die.

Copics used:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, R20
Hair: C03, C05, C07
Outfit: R02, R05, R08, B91, B95, B99, C01, C03, C05, C07, Y13, Y17, E33, E35, E37
Toy: E31, E33, E35, E37

Check out more scrappy inspiration over at the blog here.  I will be back on the weekend with my Lili of the Valley DT card, but for now I am off to finish my working week - yee haw!!!

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Things just goat serious

There's a new SugarPea Designs challenge starting today and the theme is to keep it CASE - my favourite kind of challenge!  Here is my DT take on it...

I love this fella!  He is from the Totes Ma Goats set along with that excellent sentiment!  I used the new La-La Land Crafts Picket Fence die and October Afternoon papers.  I then simply finished it off with my corner chomper.

I hope you can join us for this challenge - you don't have to use SugarPea Designs stamps but if you do you can win more!  The prize is $10 gift voucher to the store and an extra $5 if you use a SugarPea Designs stamp.  Check out the rest of the gorgeous DT inspiration over at the blog here and deets on how to win !

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Day three of the SugarPea Designs April release sweet sneaks!

It's day three of the SugarPea Designs April release sweet sneaks and I hope you are enjoying seeing the new sets!  Today we are showing you sneak peeks of the super fab Hats Off To You set from the Sugar Snap collection.  Here is my DT make...

This set is actually for graduations but I love the globe and think it's perfect for a bon voyage card for a guy, don't you think?  Check out the rest of the DT inspiration over at the blog here.

Wanna chance to win this set?  Join the hop and leave some blog love along the way.  One lucky person will be randomly selected to win this set - check out all of the deets over at the SugarPea Designs blog.  You'll also find out how you can win the ENTIRE March release at the SugarPea Designs Facebook party this Thursday night between 8pm - 9pm EST!

Back tomorrow with day four and the last day of the SugarPea Designs sneak peeks!

Monday, 10 March 2014

Have a rice day

We're shaking things up a bit over at SugarPea Designs and adding a monthly sketch challenge every second Monday of the month.  I know many of you like to use sketches and the ones Wendy has created are so cool that I'm sure you'll be inspired by them!

And the great thing is that SugarPea Designs stamps are NOT required for our sketch challenges. There will be a $5 gift certificate up for grabs and the winner will be randomly chosen and announced on Sunday, April 13th.

Without further ado, here is my DT make using it...

Didn't I say it was a cool sketch?!  I loved using it and I'm not normally a sketch lover.  I used my favourite Rice Rice Baby set along with some kraft cardstock run through my Darice embossing folder.  I think this would be great for a guy of any age.  I might do a pink version for my sushi lovin' girl friend!

I don't enter challenges usually but I am going to enter this into Make It Monday - it's their last one and I'm very sad because I was on the original team and Michelle, the owner, has made it such an incredible success.

Check out the blog here for more sketch inspiration and get all the deets on how to win!

Monday, 27 January 2014

Go-pher it!

I love love love this new Go-pher It stamp set by SugarPea Designs - so fun!  I made this card for a male work friend who is going for promotion - I hope this will encourage him!

I think it will make him smile!  The digi papers are from Digital Design Essentials and I used my Darice checker embossing folder.

It's really great that there has been a fantastic response to the new SugarPea Designs stamp sets - they are so sweet and very versatile too - I love working with them!  You can check out more inspiration over at the blog here.

I'm off now - have a lovely week and I'll back soon!

Friday, 10 January 2014

Lili of the Valley new January release

It's time for another Lili of the Valley design team blog hop and today we’re celebrating our first launch of 2014 newbies!  There are 10 adorable new stamps in the set featuring James the Bear, Jack, Patch and Puss.

The stamps will be available to buy on the website from midday GMT on Monday 13 January and from the shop in Leeds this Saturday.

Don't forget to hop along as there are hidden prizes along the way!  The winners will be announced on Monday morning.   

2 lucky winners will each get all 10 new designs!

So here is my DT card using the very sweet James Peeping...

Oh, he is so darn cute!!!  I coloured him in with my Prismacolor pencils and used my Cuttlebug woodgrain embossing folder for the background and just a touch of patterned paper from my stash to give some interest.
You should have reached here fro the lovely Lou and you now need to hop along to marvellous Mindy.  If you've only just joined the hop, you can start from the Ideas to Inspire blog and get all the deets on how to win!
Enjoy the hop and I'll be back later with my Bellarific Friday babe post - ttfn!


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