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Thursday, 25 October 2012

It's Magic

Helllooooo, hope you've all had a great week.  My working week ends today as we fly off on a family holiday to Spain tomorrow morning.  Sooooo looking forward to a little sunshine right now.  I'm not taking any 'tech' with me either, no mobile, no laptop, no tech except my Kindle and IPod.  Heaven.

I've pulled out another Stamps Happen stamp called 'It's Magic',  This image features the fairies from 'Falling' & 'Floating Softly'.  I think this is my favourite of the Frances Mahon images.  They've been coloured with copics and mounted on Bazzil Basics cs.  The backing paper is again Prima's Firefly (completely addicted to this paper).  The lace is from Wild Orchid, the pearls and ribbon are from my stash and I bought the beads from Live & Love Crafts recently.  The sentiment is from Whimsical Designs Whimsical Fun Vol. 1.  I really like how this turned out.


I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
  1. http://www.bythecuteandgirly.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/october-birthday-challenge-and-blog-hop.html
  2. http://craftsandmechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/challenge-107-fantasy-creatures.html
  3. http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/challenge-133-fairies-and-fantasy.html
  4. http://cupcakecraftroom.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/october-challenge-anything-goes-in.html
  5. http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/challenge-58-use-some-orange.html
  6. http://fashionistachallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/fashionista-challenge-8-anything-goes.html
  7. http://onestopcraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/challenge-201-anything-goes.html
Thanks so much for dropping in today, take care and have a great weekend and I'll be back next week.  xoxo
Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Show Ur Stash - Punches

Hello all

This time over at Shop at that Craft Place, the girls want to see how you store your punches.  I don't have any particularly well-organised method for this, I pretty much just throw them in here...


but I do think it is quite pretty.  I picked the basket up in a little boutique-style shop in Rochester and I absolutely love it.  I have debated putting in my bedroom (the basket, not the punches!), but seeing as I actually spend more time in my craft room I get to see it more where it is.

I keep my bigger, less well used punches, in a drawer.


That's it from me.  If you would like to join in, here's the link:
http://shopatthatcraftplace.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/sus.html

Take care and I'll be back soon.  xoxo
Thursday, 18 October 2012

Candy Winner & A Haunted Housewarming!

Happy Halloween!!  (Almost)

Before I get to my card this week I need to announce the winner of my followers candy.  I would like to say a MASSIVE thank you to all of you (new and old) for your continued support and kind comments, I love hearing from you and visiting you all in return.  As I still don't know how to use the random generator thingy I printed out all the comments, cut them up and put them in a pot.  The winner was picked by my beautiful assistant Emma (before she dashed off to work this morning).  So without further ado...

the winner is (drumroll please)...

Kanda (aka Andrea)

Congratulations Andrea, could you please email me at cwillis323@gmail.com with your snailmail address as soon as possible.  I go on holiday on Friday 26th for a week, so if I don't hear from you by the time I return on Friday 2nd November I will draw another winner.

So, onto my card today.  I made this for a friend who moves into her new house next weekend and seeing as it's Halloween I combined the two and made this.  Luckily she loves Halloween, although I did have to make sure that there weren't any spiders, she's not so keen on those.  Hopefully she won't pop in and see it (she should be far too busy packing!)  Yes, the image is slightly on-the-tilt, but I decided I quite liked the "up hill" effect!  I coloured with copics and created the background with Distress Inks, an Ink Duster and a mask.  The backing paper was sitting in my stash, so not sure where it's from.  The ribbons are from my stash.  The backing papers and image are both mounted on plain black cardstock.


I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
  1. http://craftycalendarchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/october-challenge-all-things-spooky_6.html
  2. http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/challenge-43-halloween.html
  3. http://heckofachallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/its-spooktacular-challenge.html (Halloween)
  4. http://liveandlovecrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/challenge-4-halloween-andor-autumn.html
  5. http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/challenge-37-trick-or-treat-or.html
  6. http://nomatterwhichchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/challenge-3.html
  7. http://paperprettiesblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/paper-pretties-monday-challenge-ppmc61.html
  8. http://stampinfortheweekend.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/challenge-19-something-spooky.html
  9. http://stamptacularsundaychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/challenge-185-boo-tacular.html
  10. http://withoutwordschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/october-challenge-things-that-go-bump.html
Thanks so much for stopping by today and taking the time to leave a comment, I love to read them.  Take care and I'll see you soon. xoxo
Friday, 12 October 2012

There's No Place Like Home...

...For the Holidays.

Hi all.  Today I've used another of those beautiful Stamps Happen stamps I told you about.  This one is called 'There's No Place Like Home'.  I used copics to colour on Neenah classic card and mounted the image on some red mirri paper.  The backing paper is from Craft Creations Ltd, the ribbon is from my stash.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid with a little gold stickles added.  I made the little twirly things from the flower stalks and some red glitter.  I've added a Memory Box Frostyville die cut, lots of Star Dust stickles and glossy accent to the lights and baubles and that's it.


I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
  1. http://craftsandmechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/challenge-105-anything-goes.html
  2. http://craftysentiments.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/anything-goes.html
  3. http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/challenge-131-hip-to-be-square.html
  4. http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/challenge-56-anything-goes.html
  5. http://incywincydesigns.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/winners-plus-anything-goes.html
  6. http://www.sentimentalsundays.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/challenge-123-anything-goes.html
  7. http://sparklesforumchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/ch-21-traditional.html
Thanks for stopping by.  Take care.  xoxo
Friday, 5 October 2012

Falling Softly

Yeahhhhhhh!  It's Friday.  WoooHooo.  Not that I'm excited or anything!!

Todays card has been made using another of my old Stamps Happens stamps, the partner image to 'Floating Softly', which I posted  last week.  This one is called 'Falling Softly' by the artist Frances Mahon.  I've used my new Firefly Prima paper as the background paper and coloured the image with copics to match.  I put a few dots of Viva Decor Pearl Pen and glitter here and there to add a little sparkle.  The ribbon is from my stash and the butterflies are a little Woodware punch.  I haven't added any further embellishments because I intend giving this to a friend who isn't keen on embellishments.


It looks a little wonky in the picture, but it is straight in reality!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
  1. http://bythecuteandgirly.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/october-birthday-challenge-and-blog-hop.html
  2. http://craftysentiments.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/happy-birthday.html
  3. http://creativecraftchallenges2.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/fun-with-fantasy.
  4. http://cupcakecraftroom.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/october-challenge-anything-goes-in.html
  5. http://foreverfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/fortnightly-challenge-no-46-anything.html
  6. http://lollipopcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/challenge-91-something-old-something-new.html (old stamp/new papers)
  7. http://paperprettiesblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/paper-pretties-monday-challenge-ppmc59.html
  8. http://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/challenge-56.html (for the girls)
  9. http://songbirdchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/challenge-5-girls-just-wanna-have-fun.html
  10. http://totallystampalicious.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/prize-winner-and-anything-goes.html
Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed your visit and come again soon.  xoxo
Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Bearly Mine Mega Blog Candy

Hi there

Just a quick post to let you know about the Bearly Mine Mega Blog Candy.  This is an amazing candy being offered by Donna - residents of the UK can also win an additional prize.
Click Here to visit Donna's amazing blog.

That's it from me, busy busy busy.  TTFN xoxo