Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Nutcrafters Challenge #2 Think Pink

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Katie and Colette at Nutcrafters have a cute new Pink Princess Digi Stamp set. This is the third year running they have issued digis for this worthy cause.  The set costs just £4 and £2 from every sale goes towards the charity.  The Pink Princess Digi set was released on the 26th September and can be found in the online shop.  The set is also mentioned in the current Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine (Oct issue), at the top of the Whats hot list!

This weeks challenge is Think Pink.  We would love to see a card or project with a pink theme. Remember your card must have a Nutcrafters image on it to qualify for the prize. To help you along with this we have a freebie digi for everyone but please check out the shop as there are lots of cute rubber/digi stamps.
Here is my DT card

I have used 2 of the digis from the Pink Princess Set and resized the princess so that she could stand on the ramparts waving to her prince charming.
Backing papers - Nitwits
Sentiment - Nutcrafters
Punched flowers and Butterflies
Martha Stewart - Doily Lace punch
Ribbon from stash

The Nutcrafters girls Katie, Colette and Linda will be at the Sincerely Yours Papercraft Show, Leigh on Sunday 2nd October so if you are in the area pop over and say hello.

Thanks for looking and for any comments you may leave.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Christine's Retirement

Good Afternoon everyone, isn't it a lovely day.  Makes a nice change.  I've got my bedding out blowing on the line and I think I'll go and do a bit of tidying in the garden later if it stays nice.

My card today is a retirement card for Christine who is the reception manager at work.  This is the second retirement in the last couple of months so there have been lots of changes.  We have 2 new members of staff on reception and everybody else has been juggled about.  I am permanently upstairs now doing the secretarial/admin work.

Stamp - Air Hostess Tilda coloured with Promarkers
Nitwits Papers - Promises Too
Sentiments - Lili of the Valley and Paula Pascual with retirement printed on computer
Braid - Crafts 4 You
Gems from stash
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Diva's by Design - Fab Sketch
Passion for Promarkers - Planes, Trains and Automobiles (I hope my mode of transport counts, if it doesn't please delete me from the list)
Sweet Stampin' - Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes - Anything Goes

Please check out Nutcrafters tomorrow where there'll be a new challenge and Katie and Colette have provided another freebie digi so you can all join in.  Here is a sneaky peak of the digi.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Sassy Cheryl Christmas

Good Afternoon everyone.  Sorry I haven't been commenting much this week but there's been a lot going on at work and home.  Hopefully it will be a bit calmer next week and I can pop around all your lovely blogs.

Here's this week's Christmas card.

Image Sassy Cheryl - Reindeer Pull coloured with Prismacolor pencils
Backing Papers - Dovecraft Sugar and Spice
Martha Stewart Punch - Glacial snowflake and Arched Lattice
Ribbon from stash.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Bah Humbug - Reindeer/Rudolph
Sketch Saturday - The Sketch
Jingle Belles - Suzy Snowflake

Looking back at this card now, I'm not too sure about it.  The papers aren't Christmas papers but I thought they looked okay but now I'm not too sure about the flowery one.  Oh well too late now!!

Don't forget that there is still time to enter Nutcrafters Challenge this week using the fab free digi image.  There will be a new challenge posted on Wednesday and here's a sneaky peek of my DT card.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.  Hugs xx

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Autumn's In The Air

No card from me today I just want to remind you all that there is one week left to enter Nutcrafters 1st Challenge  Autumn is in the air.  Katie and Colette have provided a lovely digi stamp for you to use.

There is a fab prize on offer

At the moment there are only a couple of entries, so why not give it a go, the odds of winning this lovely prize must be high.

Why not pop over to the Nutcrafters shop too.  Katie and Colette have a lovely selection of stamps with a fabulous offer at the moment on stamp bundles.  You can get any 3 £4.50 stamps, or 4 £3.50 stamps for £10.00.  You can get a set of 12 digi stamp squares for the grand total of £1 and they also have a fabulous selection of charms.  P&P in the UK is only £1, Europe £1.50 and International only £2.50.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

LOTV Christmas Card

Good evening everyone.  Seems ages since I last posted. 

Well Emily has now settled into her Uni digs in Lincoln.  We took her over on Sunday and by the time we left, her room was looking very homely.  Her room is so big, we have taken her an extra wardrobe, a full sized fridge and there's still loads of room for more furniture.  She'll see how she goes on and if she needs any more drawers or shelves we'll take them over at Christmas. I'll really miss her but have just been 'talking' to her on Facebook and it sounds like she is having a great time and has some lovely flatmates. 
I've got the house to myself as Chris is away this week too, so can please myself.  Quite enjoying it at the moment but wouldn't like it permanently.  Stewart says he might come over to stay with his old mum on Thursday lol.  I think they all think I can't cope on my own, even my mum and dad have told me I can go round to theirs for tea.

Anyway on to today's card.  It's my weekly Christmas card.

Lili of the Valley Stamp - Christmas Bunnies - Robin
Coloured with Prismacolor Pencils
Backing Paper - My Minds Eye - Free in a magazine.
Glitter Card - Wilkies
Poinsetta - Marianne Dies
Sentiment - Paula Pascuale
Swirl -Marianne Die

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Bah Humbug - Flourish/Swirls
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Lili of the Valley - Red, Green and White

Enjoy the rest of the evening.  I'm going to watch a DVD and have a glass of Crabbies Ginger Beer, because I can lol.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Nutcrafters Challenge #1 Autumn's in the Air.

Good morning everyone. 

Today is the first Nutcrafters Challenge since the relaunch and we would love to see a card or project with an Autumn theme.  Remember your card must have a Nutcrafters image on it to qualify for the prize.  To help you along with this Katie and Colette have provided a lovely freebie digi for everyone.

Sneaky Peek!!

There is a fabulous prize on offer.

Here is my DT card:

Leaves are cut out of the backing paper.
Swirls - Sizzix die

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Happileigh Scrappin - Fall(ing) Leaves
Crafty Pad Designs - Goodbye Summer

Thank you for looking and any lovely comments.  Don't forget to pop over to Nutcrafters and check out all my team mates' creations. 

Have a lovely day.

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Nutcrafters Winter Walk

Good Afternoon everyone.  This weekend is the last full weekend Emily will be at home.  She's off to Uni next weekend (Boo Hoo!!) so we have just been getting a few more bits and pieces that we think she will need.  I am sure we will think of more things before she goes.

My Christmas card for this week is using another of the new stamps from Nutcrafters.  This one is called Winter Walk, isn't she fab!!

I've stamped the 2 images, coloured with Promarkers and cut them out and then matted them onto blue card and then matted that onto blue glitter card.  I've added 3 little pearls for the buttons and added the fake snow from B&M.  The challenge this week at Bah Humbug is to use 'Paper Weaving' so I trimmed down the offcuts of the blue and glitter card, weaved them together and then cut out a cloud shape.

I hope you all popped over to check out the relaunch of Nutcrafters this week and picked up the freebie digi.  Good luck if you have entered the draw for the £10 voucher.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:
Stamp Something - Anything Goes
Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge - Inspired by a song (Walking in a Winter Wonderland)

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Nutcrafters Blog Relaunch

Good Morning All.  Today sees the relaunch of the Nutcrafters Blog.  Please pop over and welcome the new members of the Design Team and see who has won the Blog Candies.

Today also sees the release of the new Winter Collection with some great examples from the Design Team to inspire you. 
Here is my card from the Winter Collection:

Christmas Cuddles

Isn't he a cutie!!

I have coloured with Promarkers and Prisma pencils
Glamour Dust on hat
The sentiment printed from Computer - Schoolbell Font
The red corrugated card is recycled from a Wine Bottle Carrier
Doodled Frames and gems from stash

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Bah Humbug - Christmas Sentiment/Text
ABC Christmas Challenge - R for recycling and ribbons or rhinestones
Winter Wonderland - Someone Special (Neighbours New Baby)

We all hope you will be able to join us in our first challenge at Nutcrafters next week Wednesday 14th September where we will be giving away a free digi so you can all join in our challenge.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Emily's Birthday

Good Evening everyone. 

I am on the last minute again.  Emily is 19 on Thursday and I decided to use the LOTV sketch for her birthday card.  The challenge finishes tomorrow but I'll be in work early so had to post it tonight, the only problem being Emily was in Lincoln ..................with my camera and I haven't a clue how to use Chris' all singing and dancing Olympus.  Chris finally got home after picking Emily up about 9.00 so I sent him straight away to take a pic for me.

Fabulous sketch by Pops
Image - LOTV Rosie with presents coloured with Promarkers
Backing papers - Nitwits - Promises Too
Sentiment - LOTV
Butterflies - Marianne Dies
Bakers Twine - Crafts 4 U
Sizzix corner die
Gems from stash
Heart won in candy

Right off to do a bit of hopping and then bed.  Don't forget to check out Nutcrafters relaunch tomorrow.  There will be a free digi giveaway to celebrate.

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Retirement Card

Good Morning Everyone.  Well looks like Fred the weatherman has got it wrong again.  He said it would be nice today but what have I got ..............light drizzle.......... the stuff that wets you right through!! 

My card today is one I made a while ago but couldn't post until now.  It was made for a work colleague who retired on Wednesday.

I've used this beautiful Sugar Nellie stamp  'Sweet Ebony Flowers' coloured with Promarkers.  She is one of the first I bought and I am very ashamed to say I have only inked her up maybe twice!!  Sorry about my fingers showing in the mirri card.

My card is being entered into the following challenges:

Passion for Promarkers - Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes

Backing papers - Bo Bunny and I think scraps of Basic Grey
Flowers - WOC
Sentiment - Lili of the Valley
Peel Offs and gems from stash (very old)
The flower embossed frame I won in a candy.

Before I go here is a sneaky peek of my Nutcrafters card using one of  the new Winter Stamps Collection which will be released on Wednesday 7 September.

Please pop over to see more Sneaky Peaks at Nutcrafters.  The DT call is still open, but you'll have to be quick and there is still a chance to win 3 lots of candy.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend xx