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Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Bearly Mine Challenge - Tuesday 29 October 2013 - Orange, Purple and Black

It is Tuesday and time for another challenge over at the Bearly Mine Challenge Blog.  This week the topic is a colour challenge and is "Orange, purple and black".
 
The first sponsor we have is "Letraset" and they are offering the lucky winner a set of Neon Promarkers:
Our second sponsor "Alota Rubber Stamps" is offering another lucky winner a $15 gift certificate to spend in their store:
Well it is time to show you the card that I have made for this challenge.
For my card I have used the digital image by Saturated Canary called "Nevaeh".  I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers/Flexmarkers and highlighted areas with my white gel pen.

The backing papers I have used are Bearly Mine Designs Happy Hauntings, Mini Dots and the striped paper is a freebie paper from Donna at Bearly Mine Designs.

I have finished the card off with a Marianne Designs die-cut which I have inked with Tim Holtz's Black Soot distress ink, Creative Expressions ribbon flowers, Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment, ribbon bow and gems.

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Sweet Pea Stamps

Don't forget Sweet Pea Stamps can be bought from the Sweet Pea Stamps Shop.

Sweet Pea Stamps also has a:

Sweet Pea Stamps Design Team Blog - where there is daily inspiration for everyone to see

monthly challenge over at the "One Sweet Challenge"

Facebook page called "Sweet Pea Stamps" where you will see cards posted on the Design Team Blog and find out about new releases/sales

Facebook Group called "Sweet Pea Stamps Friends and Fans" and you can join the Group and look at wonderful creations, gain tips/ideas and to have a natter.

I am on the Design Team for the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge.  This fortnightly challenge blog is run independently from Sweet Pea Stamps but Lynette kindly offers one digital image for the Random.org winner and one digital image for the winner that is chosen by the Design Team from those that use a Sweet Pea Stamps image.  

Over in the Sweet Pea Stamps Shop there is a new addition - "Random Act of Kindness".  You can "send a friend a gift" for no specific reason ie just because, as a thank you or just to cheer someone up.  It means that you can send a gift voucher and the recipient can pick out a digital stamp of their own choice. It is a simple and an inexpensive way to show a "Random Act of Kindness".

Please enter:  "gift" in the coupon section at checkout. This will take off the shipping charge. We will then send them the voucher that they can use to pick out their digi. 

The "Random Act of Kindness" MUST be ordered separately if ordering rubber stamps, as the shipping will need to be adjusted.

Come and join in the Sweet Pea Stamps fun!!!

Here are some creations that are available now in the Sweet Pea Stamps Shop:
Sweet Pea Stamps are delighted to welcome a new designer, Helena Reis.  This image is called "Purple Gaze".  It is available as a digital stamp and will soon be available as a rubber stamp.
"Paper Dreams" by Helena Reis.  It is available as a digital stamp and will soon be available as a rubber stamp.
©Charmaine Flannery's Nectar of Life- DIGI
"Nectar of Life" by Charmaine Flannery.  Available as a digital stamp and will soon be available as a rubber stamp.
"Dia de los Muertos" by Helena Reis.  It is available as a digital stamp and will soon be available as a rubber stamp.
"Mushroom Fairy" by Helena Reis.  It is available as a digital stamp and will soon be available as a rubber stamp.

"I Put a Spell on You" by Helena Reis.  It is available as a digital stamp and will soon be available as a rubber stamp.

"Kitty Dress" by Helena Reis.  It is available as a digital stamp and will soon be available as a rubber stamp.

"Waiting for You" by Helena Reis.  It is available as a digital stamp and will soon be available as a rubber stamp.

"Moonlight Whispers" by Helena Reis.  It is available as a digital stamp and will soon be available as a rubber stamp.

"Familiar Company" by Regan Kubecek.  It is available as a digital stamp and will soon be available as a rubber stamp.

"Sugar" by Regan Kubecek.  It is available as a digital stamp and will soon be available as a rubber stamp.

"Magical Moment 2" by Regan Kubecek.  It is available as a digital stamp and will soon be available as a rubber stamp.

"October Winds" by Regan Kubecek.  It is available as a digital stamp and will soon be available as a rubber stamp.

"The Witch's Stockings" by Regan Kubecek.  It is available as a digital stamp and will soon be available as a rubber stamp.

"Joy is ..... Dress up for Halloween" by Helena Reis.  It is available as a digital stamp and will soon be available as a rubber stamp.

"Joy is ......... a Basket Full of Cats" by Helena Reis.  It is available as a digital stamp and will soon be available as a rubber stamp.

"Squirelling Around" by Charmaine Flannery.  It is available as a digital stamp and will soon be available as a rubber stamp.

Friday, 25 October 2013

Delicious Doodles Halloween Sale


Teri over at Delicious Doodles is having a Halloween Sale from now until 31 October 2013.  

She's found that the code isn't working so Teri has set it up to give a flat discount on your entire cart with no codes needed.  It will hopefully work automatically now as long as your order is more than £1.  Pop on over to the Delicious Doodles Shop to go and have a look at all the wonderful creations.

Delicious Doodles Challenge - 25 October 2013 - Halloween/something scary!!!

 Today is the day for another challenge over at the Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog.  The challenge for this week is "Halloween/something scary!!".
Well I decided to come well out of my comfort zone.  Teri designs some wonderful images but I tend to steer clear most of the time from the darker images/scary ones.  Not this time - I've gone for some of the scariest of the lot and put them together!!!

For my card I have used the images "Horrorscope - Aquarius", "Hungreeeeee!", "Horrorscope - Virgo" and the "Pile O Bones" paper.  The images have been coloured in with my Promarkers/Flexmarkers and inked around the edge with Tim Holtz's Black Soot distress ink.  The paper I have used a bright red Pan Pastel in places and gone over the top with Glossy Accents to look like blood - yuk!!  I have finished the card off with some fibres and some peel-offs.

Well I have certainly challenged myself with this one - but that's a challenge isn't it???

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge - Spooky/Halloween
Dream Valley - Halloween
Glitter n Sparkle - Halloween
Cupcake Inspirations - Halloween
Pile it On - Halloween/Day of the Dead/Cute and Creepy
Card Mania - Halloween
Make my Monday - Halloween
Kaboodle Doodle - Halloween colours
LEJ Designs - Things that go bump in the night
Digi Tuesday Challenge - Anything goes
Scrap-Creations - Halloween
Creative Belli - Halloween (my used up embellishments are the fibres which I've had for about 2-3 years now)
Simon Says - Halloween or Halloween colours
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Trick or treat
Inky Impressions - Halloween or black and orange
Crafty Creations - Halloween characters
The Crafter's Cafe - Spookable
Cute Card Thursday - Spooktacular
Milk Coffee Challenge - Costumes/Halloween
Alphabet Challenge - S for scary
Stampin for the Week-end - Something spooky
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Crafts 4 Eternity - Happy Halloween

Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge - Friday 25 October 2013 - Halloween

 Happy Friday to everyone.  It will soon be the week-end!!!  Today sees the start of another challenge at the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge Blog.  The challenge for this fortnight is "Halloween".  It is time for Team A to show you their creations.
For my card I have used the Sweet Pea Stamps image called "Priscilla" by Conie Fong.  She is available as a digital stamp and a single rubber stamp.

I have coloured "Priscilla" in with my Promarkers and inked around the edge with Tim Holtz's Spiced Marmalade and Black Soot distress ink.  The backing papers I have are from Summertime Designs.  The star and bat backing paper was more of a yellow so I distressed them with Tim Holtz's distress ink pad.  I have finished the card off with some orange mesh which I have held in place with some spiral clips and a sentiment off the computer.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge - Spooky/Halloween
2 Sisters - Halloween colours
Dream Valley - Halloween
Glitter n Sparkle - Halloween
Cupcake Inspirations - Halloween
Pile it On - Halloween/Day of the Dead/Cute and Creepy
Whoopsi Daisy - Halloween colours
Card Mania - Halloween
Make my Monday - Halloween
Kaboodle Doodle - Halloween colours
LEJ Designs - Things that go bump in the night
Use it Tuesday - All creatures great and small - bats (my used up stash is the orange mesh which I've had for about 2-3 years and the same goes for the metal clip)
Digi Tuesday Challenge - Anything goes
Scrap-Creations - Halloween
Creative Belli - Halloween (my used up embellishments are the orange mesh which I've had for about 2-3 years and the same goes for the metal clip)
Simon Says - Halloween or Halloween colours
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Trick or treat
Inky Impressions - Halloween or black and orange
Crafting for all Seasons - Too cute to spook
Rhedd and Rosie - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Halloween characters
The Crafter's Cafe - Spookable
Papercrafting Journey - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Spooktacular
Milk Coffee Challenge - Costumes/Halloween
Little Miss Muffet - Spooktacular
Digi Haven - Tis the season for orange and black
QKR Stampede - Seeing orange
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Crafts 4 Eternity - Happy Halloween
Stamping with the Dragon - Halloween

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Sweet Pea Stamps Halloween Frame Contest

Over at the Sweet Pea Stamps Blog there is a Halloween Frame Contest
.  The requirements of entering the contest can be found on the Sweet Pea Stamps Blog and are as follows:
  • This can be a framed card or a picture frame. 
  • Must be 6x6 or 5x7
  • Must include at least one Sweet Pea Image (no other companies images can be included)
  • Must have a photo inside the frame of a child, adult, pet, etc. dressed up for Halloween.
  • We will have a link on our blog for you to link to from your blog. 
  • This will be a judged contest by our design team.
  • Don’t have a Sweet Pea Stamp? We sell digi's on our website that you can get started right away. 
  • Don’t have any pictures? They don't have to be your pictures, borrow one from a friend.
  • The winner will win a $25 gift voucher to our online store.
  • Due date: you must have your creation linked to our blog by 7 November 2013. You will be able to start loading your creation on 1 November 2013.
  • The winner will be announced on the Sweet Pea Stamps Blog on 15 November 2013.
Please pop on over to the Sweet Pea Stamps Blog and look at the gorgeous creation Sylvia has made.

Sorry no creation from me.  We don't go into Halloween much here in the UK and now my children are 17 and 21 I have no volunteers to dress up in Halloween costumes!!

Sweet Pea Stamps Artist of the Week October 2013 - Brigid Ashwood

It is "Artist of the Week" time over at Sweet Pea Stamps.  This is when an artist is showcased on the Sweet Pea Stamps Blog for a week by members of the Design Team.  The "Artist of the Week" for October 2013 is the ever so talented Brigid Ashwood.
Brigid Ashwood's images are available only as rubber stamps at Sweet Pea Stamps.  For my card I have used the image called "Darja".  I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers/Flexmarkers.  I have inked around the image with my Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet and Tumbled Glass distress inks and added some pearl dots.  

For my card I have used a new CD called "Perfect Papercrafting Companions" by Creative Crafting World.  On it there are 75 different colours with backing papers/sentiments/alphabets to match which means you can easily match it up to your coloured in image/pre-coloured toppers etc.  If only there were inserts as well as that would make it totally complete.  I have used a plain pink/spotty pink and a plain blue/gingham blue to match the image.  I have finished the card off with some die-cuts, doily, raffia ribbon, Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment and Card Candi.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Layers
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything goes
One Stitch at a Time - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes or create your own challenge
Inklings and Yarn - Anything goes
Rhedd and Rosie - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Papercrafting Journey - Anything goes

Aud Sentiments Challenge - Thursday 24 October 2013 - Christmas Sentiment

Today is another challenge over at the Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog.  The topic for this fortnight is "Christmas sentiment".
This fortnight our sponsor is Robyn's Fetish and the lucky winner will win 3 digital stamps of their choice.
 For my card I have used the Robyn's Fetish image called "Bella da Snowlady".  I love Christmas cards with snowmen on but it was nice to see this snowlady.  I have coloured my image in with my Promarkers/Flexmarkers/Blender pen.  I have then added some Polar White Flowersoft for some snow, cuffs of her sleeves and bobble on her hat.
The backing papers are from Summertime Designs.  I have finished the card off with some lace, Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment and Card Candi.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Christmas is coming
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything goes
One Stitch at a Time - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes or create your own challenge
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Digi Tuesday Challenge - Anything goes - wishing you all the very best with your new challenge blog
Inklings and Yarn - Anything goes
Rhedd and Rosie - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Papercrafting Journey - Anything goes

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Charmaine Flannery - Dragonfly Fairy

 Here is a card I have made using an image from a new artist at Sweet Pea Stamps, Charmaine Flannery.  She has allowed us to use such wonderful images.  For my card I have used her image called "Dragonfly Fairy".  It is available as a digital stamp and a single rubber stamp.

I have coloured the image in with my new Graph'it pens.  I do love these pens especially with the brush nibs on some of my most used colours.  I have inked around the edge with Tim Holtz Festive Berries distress ink.  A friend bought me this for my birthday and I love the richness of this red - gorgeous!!.  The backing papers are from my stash and I have inked around them with Festive Berries distress ink along with a Spellbinders Grande die-cut which a friend cut for me.
I have used my clear Wink of Stella pen and gone over the dragonfly wings.  You can't see the full sparkle in the photograph but it's wonderful.  I still love my Stickles but sometimes it's nice to have just a bit of sparkle and I found that if I did a big area like this with my Sakura Stardust clear pen I would see scratch marks even if I coloured in tiny areas or in circles.  With the Wink of Stella pen you paint on the sparkle with a brush.

I have finished the card off with my Joanna Sheen Signature die of a dragonfly (It comes is a set of three small dies - 2 butterflies and 1 dragonfly for £4.99.  Butterflies are so common as dies but this is the first time I had a seen a dragonfly and had to have it) which I have used my Wink of Stella on top of it for some sparkle, Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment, gingham ribbon and some gems.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
Use it Tuesday - All creatures great and small (my using up stash is some backing papers I was given 1-2 years ago and some gems (I normally tend to use 4 so these 2 lonely gems have been sat around for a year or so)
Tuesday Throwdown - Creepy crawlies
Stamping Sensations - All creatures great and small
Inklings and Yarn - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Jolly Father Christmas

Here is another Christmas card I have made.  I fell in love with this nice, cute, cuddly looking Father Christmas from the Polkadoodles Here Comes Christmas CD.

I have coloured him in with Promarkers and Graph'it pens.  The backing papers are from my Perfect Papercrafting CD.  I have finished the card off with some ribbon, sentiment, Marianne Designs corner with Imagination Crafts Sparkle Medium rubbed all over it, die-cut snowflakes with Imagination Crafts Sparkle Medium rubbed over them and some gems.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
CRAFT - Christmas
Moving Along With the Times - Christmas cuties
Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Christmas is coming
Christmas Card Throwdown - Bling it up
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything goes

Brigid Ashwood - Jinx

This is a card I have made as part of the Sweet Pea Stamps Design Team.  The rubber stamp I have used is by Brigid Ashwood and is called "Jinx". It is available as a single rubber stamp and as part of a multi-image plate (Sheet 1, Plate 74 - Jinx can be found on the multi-image plate with Zam, Pinkie, Remy and it also comes with two sentiments, "wishing you the best!" and "happy birthday".

I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers/Flexmarkers and inked around the edge with my Tim Holtz Spiced Marmalade and Black Soot distress ink.
  
 
The backing papers I have used are Bearly Mine Designs Gingham, Mini Dots and Plain and Simple.  I have finished the card off with some Marianne Designs die-cuts which I have inked with Black Soot distress ink, ribbon, glitter peel-offs, flowers made out of the same backing paper used for the card and a Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Paper Pretties - Permission to embellish
Inklings and Yarn - Inky Linky 33
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Crafty Ribbons - Anything goes with ribbon
Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
2 Sisters - Halloween colours
One Stitch at a Time - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes or create your own challenge
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes

This week it is also Artist of the Week over at Sweet Pea Stamps and the artist is Brigid Ashwood.  Make sure you pop on over this week and have a look at the beautiful cards/creations made by the Design Team using Brigid Ashwood's wonderful images.

Monday, 21 October 2013

New Image for Delicious Doodles


Wednesday sees the arrival in the Delicious Doodles Store of the above image called "A Robin's Christmas".

Here are some recent images added to the store:

Peace at Christmas Time

Here is a card I have made using my Polkadoodles Angelberry Christmas CD.  Isn't she a beauty?  I have coloured her in totally with Graph'it pens as I used a voucher for my birthday for some colours I needed.  The backing papers are from my Perfect Papercrafting CD.  I have finished the card off with some ribbon threaded through the die-cut card blank, lace, ribbon coloured with my Graph'it pen to match and die-cut snowflakes with Imagination Crafts Sparkle Medium rubbed over them - messy but they look very sparkly!!

Graph'it pens used:

Dress/wings:  7240, 7220, 7210, 6140, 6130, 6120, 6110 and blender
Skin:  4155, 4150 and 4115
Holly/berries:  5250 and 8260

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Paper Pretties - Permission to embellish
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes and use some lace
CRAFT - Christmas
Moving Along With the Times - Christmas cuties
Crafty Ribbons - Anything goes with ribbon
Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Christmas is coming
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Graph'it - Cold Christmas - Blues and Purples
Allsorts - Ribbons and bows
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas - Peace
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything goes

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Sweet Pea Stamps

Don't forget Sweet Pea Stamps can be bought from the Sweet Pea Stamps Shop.

Sweet Pea Stamps also has a:

Sweet Pea Stamps Design Team Blog - where there is daily inspiration for everyone to see

monthly challenge over at the "One Sweet Challenge"

Facebook page called "Sweet Pea Stamps" where you will see cards posted on the Design Team Blog and find out about new releases/sales

Facebook Group called "Sweet Pea Stamps Friends and Fans" and you can join the Group and look at wonderful creations, gain tips/ideas and to have a natter.

I am on the Design Team for the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge.  This fortnightly challenge blog is run independently from Sweet Pea Stamps but Lynette kindly offers one digital image for the Random.org winner and one digital image for the winner that is chosen by the Design Team from those that use a Sweet Pea Stamps image.  

Come and join in the Sweet Pea Stamps fun!!!

Here is a selection of some new images available in the Sweet Pea Stamps Shop this week:
©Charmaine Flannery's My Beloved- DIGI
My Beloved by Charmaine Flannery.  Available as a digital stamp and soon to be available as a rubber stamp

False Hellebore by Rebecca Sinz.  Available as a digital stamp and available soon as a rubber stamp

Oleander by Rebecca Sinz.  Available as a digital stamp and available soon as a rubber stamp

Aconitum by Rebecca Sinz.  Available as a digital stamp and available soon as a rubber stamp

Opium Poppy by Rebecca Sinz.  Available as a digital stamp and available soon as a rubber stamp

Toxic by Rebecca Sinz.  Available as a digital stamp and available soon as a rubber stamp

Wither by Rebecca Sinz.  Available as a digital stamp and available soon as a rubber stamp

Wisdom by Rebecca Sinz.  Available as a digital stamp and available soon as a rubber stamp

Midnight Minions by Rebecca Sinz.  Available as a digital stamp and available soon as a rubber stamp
©Elaine Cox's Trick or Treat- DIGI
Trick or Treat by Elaine Cox.  Available as a digital stamp
©Elaine Cox's Magical Night- DIGI
Magical Night by Elaine Cox.  Available as a digital stamp
©Elaine Cox's Best Friends- DIGI
Best Friends by Elaine Cox.  Available as a digital stamp
©Elaine Cox's Bubble Bubble- DIGI
Bubble Bubble by Elaine Cox.  Available as a digital stamp

Owl Fairy by Charmaine Flannery.  Available as a digital stamp and soon to be available as a rubber stamp

Blue Mermaid by Charmaine Flannery.  Available as a digital stamp and soon to be available as a rubber stamp

Rainbow Dreams by Charmaine Flannery.  Available as a digital stamp and soon to be available as a rubber stamp
Photo: New Digi release by Charmaine Flannery. 'Clara' is available now (rubber stamp version coming soon)!
Clara by Charmaine Flannery.  Available as a digital stamp and soon to be available as a rubber stamp