Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Prepare to drool ......

WOW, my poor keyboard is soaked, lol My fav Pink and glittery!!!!!

And Prima is giving some lucky person a chance to win, quick go here!

I got featured!!!

I was just having a look around blog land, and went to visit Flutter By Wednesday and I got a nice surprise .... they featured my card take a look HERE, mine is the 6th card down!

I am so honoured thank you!!!!

I my got Whiff of Joy Stamp

When I got home this evening, there was a lovely package on the mat, with the Whiff of Joy logo in the corner!!! I ripped open the package and out came Willow with champagne!!! You can see the stamp on one of Bev's beautiful cards here!

Thanks WOJ Team!!!

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Whiff of Joy part 2

As I mentioned in the post before, I am entering this card into the Whiff of Joy Challenge to use Swirls and Pearls! I think there is an abundance of both in this project! I made the whole set to match, and think it would be a nice gift idea for a mum on mother's day!!! The big gift box could hold the main present and maybe a sweet or two in the little box!

This is the card

And I made an envelope to hold it, first time making one, a little tricky, the hardest part was how to tie it up!!!

View with front of tag showing, have included swirls and pearls on this too!

Back of tag, for the TO and FROM part I used a journal stamp.

Close up of tag, I set an eyelet and threaded a bead and some ribbon through it.

First part of the closure opened, where you can get a glimpse of the card.

2nd part opened to reveal the card.

This is how I overcame the tying up issue!
I set an eyelet through the flower and paper, threaded a bead on to some ribbon and pushed the ribbon through the eyelet and tied a knot ....

I then threaded another bead on the underneath side tied a knot. I repeated this on all four corners, it is also a good way to hide where the punched borders meet are messy!!!! (Don't know about you, but my undersides always look a complete and utter mess!
To tie the envelope together, I have tied the opposite corners together in a bow! I also added a charm to the top tie!

Onto the box, a simple (yeah right) box! First time making one, and a few choice words were uttered in the process! When I had it made, I wondered what all the hassle was, as the saying goes, it's easy when you know how!

For the cover of the box I made a simple sleeve and covered it with punched patterned paper. I have distressed it with inks! Stamped with flourishes all over, corners and edges rubbed with distress inks. Keeping with the swirls and pearls theme, I have added a huge swirl on top (using the Bazzill template). I have included two clusters of flowers with pearl sprays. You can't see but all the flowers are sprayed with glimmer mist.

A few more views of the box. I punched a semi circle to allow ease of pulling open.

If that wasn't enough, I decided to make a small gift box to go with the set.
A little take-away box with a butterfly tie. I used a template that came free with Papercraft Inspirations.
Again stamped with flourishes, inked corners and edges. I used punched pattered border from the same paper as the rest of the set. I stickled all the flourishes and added pearls!

That's it, and thanks for looking!!!!
Way toooo much to list, but if there is anything you would like to know about, let me know!

Whiff of Joy (67) (part one) and Friday Sketchers(90)

What a day!!! My computer died!!!! And DH says it needs another mother board so it will take days to sort out! So I begged and pleaded for him to let me use his laptop! It is going to take me days to get used to it. I also don't have any e-mail, so no notifications, arggggggh

Anyways onto the challenges.

I am entering this card into Friday Sketchers and Whiff of Joy challenges.

This sketch was provided by Beatrix on Friday Sketchers and pearls and swirls is the theme on Whiff of Joy.

Here is the card (I flipped the sketch)


and the image close up

Cardstock: Salmon Bazzill - RWS
Patterned Paper: Melissa Frances - RWS
Pearls: Mark Richards - RWS
Swirls: Kelly Pancci - RWS
Sentiment: Dovercraft - Grimsby Crafts
Small pink flowers and pearl spray: Wild Orchid Crafs
Larger flowers: Prima - Thanks Tracey
Glitter: Stickles - RWS
Border Punch: Friskars - RWS
Leaf Punch - EK Success - RWS
Ribbon - RWS
Swirl template - Bazzill - Hobby House
Inks Tim Holtz - Fired brick, frayed burlap, walnut stain, tattered rose, aged mahogany, vintage photo, shabby shutters, worn lipstick, antique linen, peeled paint RWS
As I don't often have a lot of time, I decided to make a full gift set to go with the pearls and swirls theme. I saw the beautiful gift set that Jane made for Tracey, and after Jane's kind permission I spent most of today making mine, not a patch on Jane's, but I am quite happy with it!!! As I already had the card made I decided to keep to the same colour combo. Please pop into Jane's Lovely Cards blog to have a look at Jane's and spend sometime looking at the wonderful creations Jane makes!

I have added separate posts for the rest of the set go HERE to see it!

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Thursday, 18 February 2010

3 in one .....

I am entering my card in to 3 challenges:

1st - Lord Have Mercy - Sketch #61

2nd - Flutter by Wednesday - Use hearts with your fairy/angel/butterfly/etc -
Atlanta Fairy and pearl heart slider

3rd - Simon Says - Recipe -


My embellishments are - flowers, pearl heart slider and ribbon
2 PATTERNED PAPERS you can also use coordinating cardstock :-)
I have used two papers for the little blocks and cardstock for the backing paper

So on to my card:

Close up of the image:

Loving my butterfly punch!



Carstock/patterned paper - Cosmo Cricket - QVC (I broke out in a sweat when I cut into this collection as I have stroked it for such a long time now)
Image - SCACD - Atlanta - Blog candy winning - Thanks Elisabeth Bell
Flowers, Pearl spray, Ribbon, Slider - Wild Orchid Crafts
Butterfly punch - ? - (RWS)
Leaf punch - McGill - Fern - (RWS)
Crystals - Mark Richards - (RWS)
Glitter - Stickles - Waterfall - (RWS)
Inside flower - prima - (RWS)
Sentiment inside and out - printed from computer
Inks - Tim Holtz - Worn lipstick, antique linen, black soot, milled lavender, tattered rose (RWS)

Some more candy .....

Fancy getting your hands on this ......

Mag has reached over 100 followers and is celebrating with this scrummy candy, so hop on over to Mag's Little Things blog!

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Blog Candy!

Check out this candy!!!

Hop on over to Jacqui's blog, Cats Wiskers to be in with a chance! She has reached over 100,000 vistors and it's her birthday so she wants to share :)

Whooo Hooo!!!!

I won the Whiff of Joy challenge #66

Thanks for the heads up Anne :)

How cool is that!!! and the prize is a surprise Stamp!!!! OOOh can't wait to see what it is going to be!!!!!

This is the card that I entered:

Click here to go see my original post!

The Sugar Bowl #29

The sketch for The Sugar Bowl challenge with a twist!
‘PLEASE INCLUDE’- 3 flowers, 2 brads and 1 button on your creation

Here is my entry:

I have manged to include all three items:
Brads on the body of the butterfly
Button on the corner of the image
and the 3 flowers

I have stamped one of the matts with a flourish stamp. The matt around the image has been heavily distressed. I was going for a vintage look. On the bottom left corner I stamped the sentiment memories in distress ink, barely there but that is what I wanted.

I have actually decorated the inside:


Cardstock - Bazzill (RWS)
Cardstock - Crate Paper - Simple (RWS)
Image - Sugar Nellie - Sweet and Sassy (Magazine offer)
Paper - K&Co - Classic K Bailey (RWS)
Border Punch - The Studio Catalogue (Thanks Ruth)
Butterfly Punch - ? (RWS)
Leaf Punch - EK - Fern (RWS)
Brads - Woodware (RWS)
Flowers - Prima (RWS)
Pearls - Mark Richards (RWS)
Flourish Stamp - Kelly Panacci - (RWS)
Butterfly and Sentiment stamp - ? - The Works
Inside Sentiment - Found on the net
Button - from stash
Inks - Tim Holtz - Distress inks - vintage photo, worn lipstick, frayed burlap, peeled paint, brushed corduroy, tattered rose, shabby shutters, weathered wood, dusty concord, mustard seed, fired brick and milled lavender (RWS)