Friday, 29 February 2008

Squeaky Baker, DCM


Materials:
  • Images: 'Squeaky Baker' Whipper Snapper Stamp & sentiment is Studio G mini clear stamp set. Prismas used , what else?!!
  • Papers: scrap from earlier card, from DCWV glitter stack and pink paper from Papermania pack
  • Others: ribbon, buttons, flowers and gems from stash
Made this for no reason other than I wanted to use some of my Whipper Snapper stamps that I got couple of weeks ago (never seem to find time to use non tilda/nellie stamps LOL). As I was laying it all out I realised it fitted the DCM mid week challenge of 'Mums's Recipe' -using 2 buttons, ribbon and spoonful of flowers.

O.K I know mine's also got a big fat mouse in it too but hey, don't we all adapt recipes a little bit?!

Thursday, 28 February 2008

Ismaki Challenge #8

The layout over on Ismaki this week is this:
This is my take on it (added the flower as it looked a bit bare without it)

Materials:

  • Images: 'Krilla' image sent to me . They are Rakle stamps and you can get them here Coloured with prismas. circle sentiment from an Autumn Leaves stamp set.
  • Paper: left over from my last card. Cardstock down the side and the blue one embossed with cuttlebug folders (tiny bubbles and distressed stripes)
  • Others: Brads, gems and flowers from stash

What do you think of the girl image? I reacted to these in the same way as I did to the Magnolias. When I first saw them, I wasn't quite sure if I liked them or not but the more I looked at them the more they grew on me. I've seen a few about and the more I see them the more I love them. I just love the fact she's got such a 'real fuller' figure LOL, lots of surface area to colour in!!! Then the other one in the range is tall and lanky :D Needless to say I have since ordered some of my own (before I went on my stash diet) as I wanted a broader spectrum of 'people' in my stamps - didn't just want all bellas, tildas and nellies!

Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Magnolia Challenge #8 / PTW challenge

Magnolia challenge this week is 'wishing you well' :

I thought it would be very apt to have a get well challenge this week, not only is Donna out of action but there seems to be a lot of colds and other viruses doing the rounds just now.
You could make a Get Well card or a mini book, an altered item or gift box, anything really that would cheer up a sick friend or relative!

Hope you get better soon Donna! There are some absolutely fantastic creations by the design team, you really must go look here.

I just made a card and also managed to combine it with PTW challenge this week which is to use the colours Blue & Green together.
There were 2 images I wanted to use, so used them both, one on the front and one on the inside and I used some of my fab new papers:

Materials:

  • Images: both from my PIF off Leanne, the 2 tildas most appropriate for this theme, I don't own! (do have the horse but didn't want to do that) coloured as usual with prismas but added clear glaze pen on bits of tilda and the rain on the front (think you can just about see it in the 2nd photo) and stickles glitter on the star
  • Papers: Papermania 'creative tones' pads in blue and green
  • Others: Images printed off PC. that & images cut out with petite scallop nestabilities and 2 brads to finish.

Candy arrived

Think I've just about recovered from last night's tremor. Seeing some of the structural damage to some houses on the news I think we had a very lucky escape with just shaking. It was VERY surreal though, seeing and feeling the whole room, inlcuding walls, move and not knowing what to do (not that we could do anything)!

Received my blog candy from my win off Kimmie today, it's a lovely mini set of clear stamps from 'My Favourite Things'. Isn't it fab?! Thanks Kimmie :)

1am, The earth just moved. . .

. . . literally! Earthquake in the UK, did you feel it?! Only 4.7 but felt quite strong to me. Being a night owl I was awake so couldn't miss it.

My whole room shook, thought I'd overloaded it too much with all my recent stash buys LOL

Honestly though, it was pretty strong considering the centre was over 180km away in Hull. I wasn't quite sure what was happening so googled it to find out what was happening. Here's the map of where people have already reported tremors and it's now about an hour after the event.

The last time I remember this happening I was around 11 years old and that was way weaker.

Ooo that was very surreal, not used to this sort of thing in the UK, don't know how people who live in proper earthquake areas cope! Hope there wasn't too much damage where you are, will check the news and find out in the morning. Night night!

Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Sugar Nellie Challenge #5 - Lilac & Lemon

Materials:
  • Images: 'Lola with flowers' Sugar Nellie stamp as usual prismas/sansodor used. Tag is studio g clear stamp embossed and coloured with an ink pad.
  • Paper: DCWV glitter stack and stripey one is papermania
  • Others: Nestabilities used. Ribbon, silver sun charm & brads added from stash
This week's challenge was to use lilac & lemon, not a natural colour choice for me but I think it works for a fresh spring card. Sorry for the lapse in cards but mojo went for a bit, thank goodness for blog challenges. I find it really helps to get me motivated sometimes. This card is also based on our SBS8 sketch challenge. I just flipped the sketch.

Right, also MUST stop with the stash buying now lol. Jo, you just made me get the scor pal which I've been looking for and Marlene, I've gone and ordered 'some' Rakle stamps thanks to you! Poor postman's gonna be worn down for the next week but that's it now, stash diet. Should have enough coming to keep me busy (well until the new lot of tildas come out anyway) so if you see/hear otherwise, you have permission to stop me!

Off to play some more, to justify all this crazy spending.

Sunday, 24 February 2008

Sarah Kay ATC

Quickly made this yesterday to go with some images I've sent out. Yep it's other ATC. These are incredibly addictive. Just need to try some more collagey ones in the future but not when I'm in my 'colouring in/cute phase' :D Used my prized Sarah Kay stamp. Hunted high and low for them and only managed to get this one - all the others are sold out and company no longer making them :( This image was actually badly stamped as stamp was new so hadn't quite got to grips with how hard to press and where, so part of the legs on the highchair hadn't come out. So rather than thowing it away I thought I'd try and turn it into an ATC by chopping off the bad bits!! Hence it's a funny angle but I quite like it like that! Then all I did was colour it in, add a tiny sentiment at the top and faux stitching round the sides plus a little fabric flower and Voila!

Not made anything today, been busy blog hopping and trying to tidy/resort bits of my craft room again. Things start building up after a while and it's time for a sort out . . to make room for more goodies LOL . Pre-ordered the ever so cute 'Little Cotton Bunny' stamp kit over at Funky Kits, been waiting for these. If you haven't seen them go check them out, so hard to resist! Also Glitterpot have free P&P today to celebrate their craft award so a few things ended up in my basket!

Off to make lots more room. Have a good Sunday evening! x

Saturday, 23 February 2008

My first ever ATCs

ATCs (artist trading cards) have been another of my 'must trys' and I've had a pack of blank cards for ages now waiting for me to use them! (yes I know you can cut your own blanks but they were only cheap and I know they're all the perfeft 2.5x3.5 size unlike my dodgy cutting:D)

Well finally did it and made some last night as I'm taking part in a tilda ATC swap! (So look away if you're in that swap and don't want to see until after!) It was such fun, I made them in no time! I think because it wasn't a card or didn't have to be for any reason that I found it much easier and creative (only rule was it had to have a Magnolia image on it).

I basically just rummaged through my scrap box, found part of an embossing panel which was left over, so cut that up and used the 3 brown words as the main theme for my 3 cards and then just found bits of paper & coloured the tildas to match (although it was tough finding tildas to fit the little cards).
I made 2 of them 3D and they are stuck on with foam pads (although can't tell from photo) and I wanted to make them quite tactile so added texture with embossing and bits of metal embellishements and ribbon. What do you think? I really like them, so much so that I'm going to see if I can load it up as my banner! Off to have a play now.

PIF Time

O.K, after getting my goodies off Leann the other day I've sorted a few bits out so now it's my turn to Pass-It-Forward. You all know how this works don't you?!


First 3 to leave me a comment on this post will get a little something from me via your lovely Postie :) Then you do the same for 3 others. On your marks, get set, GO . . .

Thursday, 21 February 2008

Ismaki #7

Ismaki sketch this week is this, with the added option of metal:I think it's a great sketch but really struggled with it. I think it's because I like just using one main image or I'm just losing 'it' at the moment. Like I mentioned earlier, wasn't that happy with my first attempt, so then made this and still not 100% happy, but prefer it to my first one.
Materials:
  • Images: 'bee daisy' Stampendous stamped 3 times, coloured as usual with prismas plus some sakura stardust on the flowers and antennae. Sentiment from Studio G mini clear sets
  • Papers: Various DCWV paper packs
  • Others: Corner rounder punches and ribbon from stash

The first card I made which I wasn't too happy with is this:

The colours aren't as strong IRL, but I think I should have put the strip of pink behind the paper then there wouldn't be so much showing and the colours would sit better. Also didn't like my colouring on this as I rushed it and didn't use my Prismas (!), but water brush and some ink pads. Oh well, I did like the embossing and the eyelet bit!

Wednesday, 20 February 2008

PTW Challenge: Spring in your step!

Challenge this week over at PTW is to make a card with a spring theme and there's a prize up for grabs. Good opportunity for me to use one of my super cute Whipper Snapper stamps I got last week. This one just called out to me and I had to have him as he just makes me smile, hopes it has the same effect on you!

Materials:
  • Image: 'Curious Bunny' Whipper Snapper coloured with Prismas/sansodor. didn't take long, not much to colour LOL. 'Hoppy Easter' sentiment and egss on the inside from a Pink Cat Studio 'easter set'
  • Paper: Dovecrafts' Retro Floral' paper pack
  • Others: Cuttlebug embossing folder 'floral fantasy' & 'swiss dots' used on the pink card. White strip of card cut out with a dovecraft corner punch then 2 green gems and ribbon to finish

Did actually make 2 other cards. One was for the Ismaki Challenge but not happy with it, so will try again and the other I forgot to take a photo off before I sealed it up, D'oh!

Tuesday, 19 February 2008

UKS Sugar Nellie Challeng #4: Baby Pink / Daring Cardmakers

Nellie Challenge over on UK Stampers blog this week is to use a Nellie stamp plus some baby pink on your card. Materials:
  • Image: 'Lola & Simon' coloured with prismas/sansodor
  • Paper: sage green paper from 'English Paper Company'
  • Rest: ' swiss dots' & 'birds & swirls' cuttlebug embossing folders used on cardstock can you tell they're my current new toy?! DCWV epoxy brad, ribbon and tiny heart gem from stash
I used Katharina's fab sketch which she's got up for her blog candy challenge. I'm not entering as I've already got the tilda stamp on offer but you should go look, as her creations are always beautiful and very inspiring. Oh, my card also meets criteria for Daring cardmaker's theme this week 'Love & Friendship'.

Happy Post Day!

No, I haven't been spending again (may do later, LOL) but I got this card along with some images off Marlene, no reason except she's a sweetheart and sent me some images after I sulked that I didn't have some of them :D

Then I got this PIF candy from Leann. I've been lusting after some of the big flowers I've seen her use and guess what, there was some in the candy along with some gorgeous ribbons and images, so a very good post day all round.
I'll have to put something together and do my PIF so check back in the next couple of days if you'd like some candy (can't guarentee it'll be as good though!).

Award

look what Marlene awarded me! I'm sooo touched not just for the award but for what she wrote.

Well, Marlene, the feelings mutual (although I'd have to disagree re. my imagination, it's fairly limited, if only you knew how long it takes to eek an idea out of me LOL). As for the stampaholic thing, it's probably not 'normal' but let's carry on deluding ourselves LOL

There are soo many great blogs out there but of the ones I've come to know so far, and as well as Marlene, I would like to pass this award onto 2 people, who's style I love, Jo & Gwen.

Jo, even though she's already got 1, as I've come to see her as another blog buddy and I love the clean simple lines to her cards ('simple' in a good way Jo!). I always look forward to seeing what she's been up to!

Gwen, my SBS 'sister' who's blog I always look forward to reading as she always has such clever little projects and cards, which she just seems to throw together so easily. I also love the simple sophistication and elegance of all her cards, hopefully if I keep looking, it'll rub off!

Monday, 18 February 2008

Not a stamp in sight!

That's right, I used my BIA to make another notebook for my hubby but not a single stamp was used as he's typical man, only wants 'manly'/minimalist. So as all my new cuttlebug embossing folders arrived today I decided to use those instead.

I'm so glad I got all the ones I liked all at once, as I think they are fantastic and the designs are even better than their first lot, which I love.

Anyway, here's his notebook in his favourite Charcoal/metallic colour if you can call that a colour!

Front & back:

Inside cover: added a small concertina fold out bit for hidden notes (hopefully passwords to all his accounts LOL)

Materials:
  • BIA to make Notebook
  • Covers made using 1 sheet of pearlised charcoal card from stash and 1 sheet of DCWV metallic card in 'gunmetal' . All backed with another sheet of card from stash. Used embossing folders (numbers collage, distressed stripes, diamonds in the rough) then just added ribbon, brads and metal embellishments from stash.
  • Papers and wording printed off PC

Tilda & Co. challenge 7: String-Aling / My favourite colours

This week's challenge :

String, I would like to see the use of string on your Art Work, Be it a bit of trying holding the project together,
or what about it being the main focus of the work? or even could be used as a hanger to hang your project up. there is many uses of string on artwork ,
so please get exploring and see what you can come up with.

Materials:

  • Image: 'lapp Tilda' Magnolia stamp coloured with prismas/sansodor. Scallop circle cut out with petite scallop circle nesties

  • Notebook: Made with BIA. Pages printed off pc and cut up (A4 cut into 3, landscape). Cover made from 1 sheet of 8x8 DCWVcardstock(Glitter stack).

  • Others: sticky ribbon, cord and heart embellishments from stash

I was in the middle of trying out my valentine pressie from hubby, and was making a notebook with my Bind It All, so have managed to complete this challenge really early for a change!

I found some string (well cord, but same difference really) off a clothes tag I'd saved (more recycling!) and it was a perfect match so I just used it to attach a couple of heart charms to the notebook.

The notebook is for myself. One side for jotting down things I'd like to get or have ordered (!) and the other is to keep track of my spending :) It's on bits of paper all over my desk at the moment so thought I'd tidy up and try out my BIA in the process. The Tilda side is for my notes and the back of it looks like this and is for my accounts:

(Image is printed off PC. It is clipart of stamp which originally said 'cancelled' but I have edited it, so it now says 'Money doesn't grow on trees . . . rubber does! Inside cover: I have stamped a tree (Hero Arts) and around the edge I have written; 'my money trail . . or should that be rubber trail!')
The BIA seems really easy to use but I only did a slim book so haven't tried punching more than 1 set of holes yet, wanted to keep it simple for my first try. I can see I'm going to want to make books out of everything now, as it's soooo simple to put together LOL . Well Hubby wants one after seeing mine so got excuse to make another but he wants it in black, typical man!

Talking of colours, I don't have 1 favourite colour, but I do tend to go for muted, earthy shades alot, along with pinks and reds so I think this is a good example of the colours I like, for entering into Claudia's Blog Candy.

Sunday, 17 February 2008

Hmmm, Criss Cross card, not sure.

Materials:
  • Papers: K & Co 'Brenda Walton Maison' paper pad plus pink cardstock embossed with 'textile' folder
  • Stamps: 'celebrate' from HOTP clear set. flowers and butterfly are Fancy Pants 'from the garden'
  • Others: tab made using circle punch & folded over (can't wait for my SU tab punch to arrive, less hassle :D) brads, ribbon & flowers from stash

Thought I'd try a criss cross card, as it's been one I've been meaning to try for a while now. Not sure of the outcome, this sort of card is out of my comfort zone. Think I need better co-ordinating bits, all my stuff is from all over the place so have to match colours up as best I can and I don't have enough range of colours in my flowers/ribbons (need to rectify that :D).

Was going to use this for entry into Claudia's blog candy but not that happy with the colours. As the challenge is to use your favourite colour it's back to the drawing board. May go back to cute!

Saturday, 16 February 2008

Ismaki Challenge 6

This week's Ismaki Challenge sketch is this:
Finally got round to making this, using one of my new High Hopes stamps. The sentiment was a freebie with my order, which fits it perfectly. Isn't she a cutie?

Also been using my new set of petite scallop oval nesties, which I love as the ovals are so much bigger than the ones in the regular scallops which means I can use them on my larger stamped images :)

Materials:
  • Image: 'Trish tea angel' and sentiment, High hopes stamps. coloured with prismas/sansodor. Used sakura stardust pen to highlight the steam and clear glaze pen on the teapot but can't tell on photo.
  • Paper: Dovecrafts' 'glamour prints' paper pack and coloured cardstock for the scallop frames cut with petite scallop oval nesties
  • Others: ribbon and heart brads (only had silver so coloured with permanent markers) from stash

I will try and complete this challenge earlier next week but just had too many goodies to play with this week. Oh, I've tried something new with my colouring that I've seen elsewhere and that's colouring in a grey shaded border round my image. I've yet to perfect, as it's my first go, but I quite like it, makes the image 'pop' IYKWIM.

Thursday, 14 February 2008

PTW: Simply Stripes / My paperworld sketch #4

Hope you all had a happy valentines day and got the lurve and pampering you deserved :) I've been very good and haven't played with my Bind It All (my valentine's pressie which I got few days ago) as I wanted to finish some of the challenges first and get some things out the way.

This weeks' PTW challenge is to use stripes and this fortnights' sketch over on My paperworld means I came up with this:

Materials:

  • Image: 'grillafella' coloured as usual with prismas/sansodor :) doodled in some grass and added speech bubble with sentiment, printed off PC. Matted and layered with square nesties
  • Paper: Masculine paper pack, dovecraft.
  • Others: brad and ribbon from stash

I flipped the sketch and made a kick stand card rather than a tent fold. Thought I'd give my Tilda's and Nellies a break and use 1 of my bella stamps. This will be for my bro-in-law's birthday in March and who has taken to his BBQs since moving to the states (Florida).

Debbie's card


Materials:
  • Image: 'tilda with heart present' magnolia stamp cut out and coloured with prisma/sansodor
  • Paper: from a pack by english paper company
  • Others: used cuttlebug embossing folder on the scallop fram and also for the sentiment plus square nesties. ribbon from stash.
O.K, this is the card that I mentioned the other day but couldn't show but I can now as it's arrived at it's destination along with the candy. I am really loving using brown with another colour at the moment and liked the way this turned out. I can never be sure when I start what it will end up like but I liked this one and luckily, Debbie did too :D!

Wednesday, 13 February 2008

Tilda & Co Challenge 6: Recycling Mothers

I think I mentioned in an earlier post that this week's Tilda & co's challange was recycling mothers! Or to be precise:

" I have had lots of ideas but the one I like the most is Recycling! Because I am a huge recycling freak I thought it would be good to have a challenge where you have to use an item that has had a former life.It could be a piece of card or paper from some packaging, cereal box card made into chipboard letters or shapes, ribbon taken from an article of clothing or chocolate box, old buttons taken from a garment etc.So This week we would love to see your Mothers Day Art Work involving Recycling along with of course Magnolia stamps."

Well, the only thing I could find that was suitable, was some ribbon which came with some PJ's I got over Christmas (and which some of you will recognise as I'm sure that's another gift favourite at Christms along with socks and smellies!).

Materials:
  • Images: 'SP08 Tilda with flowerbasket' magnolia stamp coloured with prismas/Sansodor. Flower stamp from Dovecraft's 99p range. 'Family' Sentiment from Hero Arts Used my Petite Scallop Ovals to mat and layer main image and sentiment with some brown and red glitter cardstock
  • Paper: from Dovecrafts' 'Amethyst floral' paper pack
  • Others: Red ribbon recycled from a set of PJ's shop wrapping pearl & gem brads from stash

UKS Sugar Nellie Challenge #3 The colour orange /Daring Cardmakers

This week's challenge was just to use the colour orange with any sugar nellie stamp.
I went for the last of my animal lola stamps that I haven't used yet, which was the bunny. I've also killed 2 birds with one stone and used this week's sketch over on daring cardmakers, which you can see here


Materials:

  • Image: lola bunny stamp from Funky kits. coloured with prismas/sansodor and a touch of stickles glitter. Sentiment from Hero Arts. Both cut and layered using petite scallop circles nesties
  • Paper: from an old DCWV stack, not sure which one. blue pearl card embossed with cuttlebug folder
  • Others: prima flowers and pearl brads from stash

Oval Nestabilities, Petite Scallops

O.K, I'd said I'd show you the difference between the regular scallop and the petite scallop sets of ovals. I've taken photo of the 3 sets that I now have.
The middle set is the 'regular scallop' set in the Large size.
To the left is the 'Petite scallops' in the Small size
The set on the right is 'Petite scallops' in the Large size.
So you can see that it's not just the scallop size that is different. The actual shape of the ovals are more squished but the other thing I love is that the actual ovals are also a lot larger so you can fit a much bigger image in them too. You can see that both 'petite scallops' sets (left & right) are bigger than the middle set! I think the petite ovals are perfect for sentiments, where I found the normal ovals too round.

Whayhay . . .

. . . just found out I won one of Kraftin Kimmie's challenges (thanks Jo, for being bearer of good news :D ).

That's all really, just needed to share that with you! Will be back later, to post some cards.

Tuesday, 12 February 2008

Stash Overload

Woohoo, no cards to show (well, not by me anyway), maybe later, as I've had a mega stash day or should that be days!

This came through the post today . .


It's the petite scallop oval set nestabilities and got some high hopes stamps! I love my nestabilities and when I saw the petite scallop ovals I had to get them as the oval is more flattened than the regular scallop set and I really like that. They are also a lot bigger than the regular set which is a bonus (I'll have to post a picture of the difference to show you).

I got it off ebay and the seller happened to have the 12 set of prismacolors which are the 'new shades' so I got those as well seeing as I was paying for postage anyway (do you like my thinking?!) I ordered these 3 weeks ago but the wait was worth it.

The high hopes stamps are so cute and I've seen a few of them around but uk wooden mounted ones are a bit pricy. However, they have an online store (Canadian) and you can buy unmounted which is what I did. This way, postage was peanuts and they need less space! She threw in quite a few extra stamps for free as well, and I only ordered 8 days ago, so am a very happy bunny. Just need to stick em to my EZ and I'm off! I'll definately be using that site again, highly recommended!

Then I also got this lovely card from Vanessa, who doesn't have a blog but is fellow tilda lover so I sent her some images and she went and sent some images and die cuts back with this lovely card. Thank you Vanessa, you didn't have to!


AND, if that isn't stash overload enough, my hubby went and got me a Bind it all for Valentines! I'm in heaven. Off to play, may be gone some time :)

Monday, 11 February 2008

Non red/pink valentine

Materials:
  • Images: 'sp08 love tilda' & 'sp08 charmer edwin' slightly modified as I cut off their wings and gave tilda a haircut to make them look like me & DH! coloured as usual with prismas/sansodor - can you tell I love'em?!
  • Background: is just a gorgeous piece of 8x8 DCWV cardstock from their 'all dressed up' stack. I couldn't bare to cut into it so this is perfect!
  • Others: lettering is cut from sizzix 'sunset' alphabet set then just added a few gem hearts above their heads to finish
Needed to make a non red/rink valentine for our first SBS8 challenge. I've already made a card for hubby which nearly fitted the bill as it was mainly black and white but unfortunately there's also a tiny bit of pink so couldn't use that. So instead I've made a scrapbook cover.

It's going to be an 8x8 scrapbook I'm making for DH and will chronicle the 2 of us over the years, starting with when we first met back at Uni in 1991, so it could take a while and will be one of those on-going projects LOL.

Sunday, 10 February 2008

KKCC3: spring colours

Been busy playing with my new tildas and made 2 more cards. One I can't show yet as I'm going to send it to Debby to go with her candy prize (hope you like it debby, it'll be winging it's way over to you in the morning) but the other one I decided to make up and enter in another one of Kraftin Kimmie's birthday challenges.

This was a colour challenge and it was to use spring colours, so I hope this fits the bill. As usual it took me a while to come up with a layout but it ended up being a tent fold card and the main images are raised on foam pads.
Materials:
  • Images: 'SP08 tilda in heartdress' & 'SP08 tree with carved heart' coloured with prismas/sansodor
  • Papers: from DCWV spring matstack
  • Others: 'spring is in the air' studio G's mini clear stamp sets. stamped onto card and used my corner rounder plus a brad from my stash.
Need to go and put my thinking cap on for this week's tilda & co challenge as it's recycling mothers (or the long version is to make something for mother's day which includes recycled stuff but I thought the short version was better)!

Friday, 8 February 2008

KKCC4 & new Magnolias


Materials:
  • Images:'SP08 Lapp Tilda' & 'SP08 chocolate box' Magnolia stamps coloured with prismas/sansodor
  • Papers: Papermania 'love' pack. Hearts are red glitter cardstock cut with sizzix die 'thick cuts double heart'
  • Others: tilda stuck on with 3d foam pads for added dimension and just some bellas baubles to finish

I was a very happy bunny today as my new Magnolias arrived, whoopee! It's always a nervous wait when I order direct from Sweden as their service is notoriously hit & miss. Luckily, I've not had any misses but laws of probability are not in my favour now, as I've used them a fair few times :D

The only slight downer was that 2 of my stamps had a slight nick in them (where whoever cut them out wasn't paying attention!) but not something I couldn't touch up once stamped and coloured, just annoying as the quality isn't what it should be. Anywhere else and I'd expect a replacement but those that have dealt with them will be laughing at that notion.

Managed to stamp lots out ready to colour but only made this one card, which fits the bill for one of Kraftin Kimmie's challenges on her blog. She's got a whole week's of challenges with blog candy for each, check it out. This one is for a valentine/lovey type card. I love the slouchy socks on this Tilda!

And the winner . . .

of my blog candy is, . . . . .

Debby!

Hubby was bowled over with the colours and all the detail. So congratulations Debby, please send me your snail mail (my email address is on the top right of this blog under 'contact me here') and I'll send your goodies to you.

Thanks again to everyone who played, hubby had a hard time deciding! I'll have to do more of these as it's been fun!

Thursday, 7 February 2008

Blog Candy Entries

Thank you to everyone who entered my blog candy, they are all fantastic. I will be back to announce the winner very soon, once my hubby has decided! In the meantime here are all the entries (click on the name to see full details of their gorgeous creations):

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