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Monday, 13 December 2010

Pollycraft Challenge #74 'White Christmas' and GD Call

This is the final Pollycraft Challenge of 2010 and the challenge will be running for a month.  Along with the challenge there is also a GD call, so if you would like to be considered for a slot in 2011 check out the challenge blog for details.

The challenge theme for you as chosen by Jane is....

'WHITE CHRISTMAS'
You can interpret this as an all white card with only a coloured image or a wintery/snowy scene.

We also have some awesome prizes from Paula and Crafty Emma.
The DT teams have merged for our 2010 finale challenge, so there's plenty of inspiration to be seen I would show you mine but I can't seem to upload any images...lol, I tried this morning and again this evening but still no joy, I'll upload it as soon as I can but in the meantime you can check it out over on the challenge blog.

Yeah at long last I can show my card, my uploading problems have been solved!!


We do hope you'll be able to join us for the challenge sometime over the next month, we can't wait to see your creations.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Hugs

Joanne xxx






Sunday, 12 December 2010

Something Christmassy for the new Sparkles Forum Challenge Launch

Good Morning All!!

Yep I'm back again, definately on a roll...lol.

Today is the launch of a brand new challenge blog set up by my buddy Angel called Sparkles Forum Challenges and their first challenge is running through to the beginning of the new year.  Their first challenge is...

CHRISTMAS

So thats a perfect challenge for many of us and a good excuse to join in, there are some wonderful prizes too.

Here is my entry...


RECIPE

Digi-Stamp - Pollycraft 'Ice Fairy'

Paper - Dove Craft

Colouring Mediums - Promarkers and Sakuras Stardust

Embellishments - Ribbon, Brads, Snowflakes and Charm all from stash

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Please pop along and support Angel and her DT girls for their very first challenge!!

Enjoy your Sunday.

Hugs

Joanne xx

Saturday, 11 December 2010

A Christmassy Birthday Card

Yep, thats right I'm back with a second post....lol.  


This is for my godson who'll be 5 on Christmas Day and I thought this new 'Jerry Kisses' image from Pollycraft was perfect for a Christmas Birthday.

RECIPE

Digi-Image - Pollycraft 'Jerry Kisses with Presents'

Papers - Basic Grey 'Jovial' (from Crafty Emma's Store)

Colouring Medium - Promarkers (from Crafty Emma's Store)

Embellishments - Card Candy and Letter Peel-Offs

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I'm entering this into the following challenges...

CES Challenges - Anything But a Christmas Card (it's a Birthday card...lol)

Passion for Promarkers - Mega Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes'

Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes

Fab 'n' Funky - Christmas is for Children

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Lucky me has had an early xmas pressie from Steve, the full set of Promarkers, I think he secretly knew he'd never get them wrapped up...lol, so I've been enjoying getting into my colouring over the past few days and have lots of images all coloured up, matched with papers and just waiting to be made up into cards, this girl is on a roll...lol.

Enjoy the rest of your Saturday and thanks for stopping by!!

Hugs

Joanne xxx

CYDA Challenge #10

Good Morning!!

My goodness where has the last 2 weeks gone and not a singel card from me since the last CYDA challenge, tut tut.  Well I have been making them at ten to the dozen for orders...lol, just not had a chance to get any on here, so I'll have to get posting.

It's our final challenge for 2010 over at CYDA so this one will be running until the 7th January 2011 so that the DT can have a well deserved break.  The lovely Doreen has set the challenge this time round which is...

PUNCH IT OUT

So get out those punches and/or die cutting machines for this one!!

The DT and our GD have lots of inspiration for you over on the challenge blog so please do check them out, here's mine...


RECIPE

Digi-Image - Pollycraft 'Suzy with Wreath'

Papers - Dove Craft

Colouring Mediums - Copics, Promarkers & Sakura Stardust

Flowers & Leaves - Mix of Prima and punched

DieCuts - Nestabilities Oval

Embossing - Swiss Dots

Card Candy - In the corners, also embossed with Swiss Dots

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We do hope you can join us for our 2010 finale challenge

Hugs

Joanne xxx

Saturday, 27 November 2010

CYDA Challenge #9

Hello All!!!

Well, who has snow?  We had about 3 inches that had fallen over night this morning, and been having the odd flurries throughout the morning.  I've been travelling backwards and forwards to Sheffield this week and was getting worried about the snowy weather, but thankfully it held off until the Friday night...phewww!!  Though it has been bitterly cold which hasn't been pleasant when standing on a train station waiting for the train which was always late, not nice either when you are full of cold anyway.  Had this blighter of a cold for nigh on 2 weeks now, but it's been at it's worst this week, fingers crossed it appears to npw be easing slowly.

Right oh, I best get on with the latest challenge over at CYDA, the challenge this time round has been set by the lovely Sarah and it is...

TEXTURES

The DT and our GD for the challenge have all come up with some awesome textured creations so please do check them out.  Here's mine....


RECIPE

Digi-Iamge - Fred, She Said

Papers - Websters Pages (from Crafty Emma's Store)

Colouring Mediums - Copics and Sakura Stardust Pens

Glitter Card - from stash

Glitter - White Glamour Dust

Embossing - Swiss Dots

Pearls - from Crafty Emma's Store

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We do hope you'll be able to join us for our latest challenge.

Enjoy your weekend and keep warm and safe with all this cold and icy weather.

Hugs

Joanne xxx

Friday, 19 November 2010

Pollycraft Friday Freebie

Well, Paula has a wonderful treat for all you 'Maurice' fans out there with this weeks freebie...



So grab him whilst you can!!!  Just hop on over to Tales from Pollycraft, to see some of my fellow teamies makes using Maurice, details of how to get him and also it's your last chance to enter the fabulous candy on offer, if you haven't already done so.

RECIPE

Digi Image - Pollycraft 'Maurice's Christmas Socks' (Friday Freebie for 1 week)
Papers - Basic Grey 'Jovial' (from Crafty Emma's Store)

Colouring Mediums - Copics & Promarkers

Sentiment - My own done on PC

Embellishments - Card Candy (from stash)

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I'm entering this card into the following challenge ...

ABC Christmas - X = Xmas

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Thanks for stopping by!!!

Hugs

Joanne xxx



Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Sonny Honeycloud for some challenges.....

Have you checked out the BRAND NEW Pollycraft Shop yet?


It's really fab and now with instant downloads!!!

There are also some fabulously gorgeous new clear stamps due for release on Monday 22nd November, 'Sonny Honeycloud' and there is currently a pre-order special offer going on for the full set.

You may have seen plenty of sneak peeks from my fellow DT buddies and today I have two for you....


RECIPE

Digi Image - Pollycraft 'Sonny Honeycloud - Mistletoe'

Papers - Dovecraft 'Christmas Fancy' (from Crafty Emma's Store)

Colouring Mediums - Copics & Promarkers

Bauble Sentiment - Craftwork Cards

Beading & Feathers - from stash

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I'm entering this card into the following challenges....
ABC Christmas - W = Winter Wonderland

ABC Challenge - H = Holidays

Crafty Ann's - Non-Traditional Christmas

Creative Inspirations - Anything Christmassy/Wintery

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RECIPE

Digi Image - Pollycraft 'Sonny Honeycloud - My Way'

Papers - MME 'Fine & Dandy' (from Crafty Emma's Store)

Colouring Mediums - Copics, Promarkers & Sakura Stardust (clear)

Flowers - Prima & Woodware Large Flower Punch (punched from dp)

Embellishments - Shiny, Glittery Ribbon and Brads from stash

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I'm entering this card into the following challenges..

Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes


Our Creative Corner - Colour Challenge

Saturday Challenge - Sparkle & Shine

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Well there's a surprise some midweek makes from me, not done that for while.

Thanks for stopping by!!
Hugs

Joanne xxx





Monday, 15 November 2010

Pollycraft Challenge #70

Good Morning All!!

Gosh it was a frosty one here this morning, but so pretty and sparkly in the sun, which is quite apt for the new challenge this week over at Pollycraft Monday Challenges, which has been set by me....

A GLITTERY CHRISTMAS

So if you had a sparkly frosty morning too, hopefully it will inspire you to get all glittery, if not maybe the DT and GD can help you get all glittery with their gorgeous makes, here's mine...


As noraml glitter is not the best thing to show on a piccie so I've done a close up of some of the sparkle on this card


 RECIPE

Digi Image - Pollycraft BRAND NEW 'Cherry Kisses - Merry Little Christmas Tree'

Papers - Dovecraft 'Let it Snow' (from Crafty Emma's Store)

Colouring Mediums - Copics & Promarkers

Embellishments - Wooden Snowflake (from stash) covered in Glamour Dust

White Glitter Card - from stash

Sentiment - Craftwork Cards

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We do hope you can join us for this weeks glittery challenge!!!

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Well it's Monday and I'm on a day's holiday from work as my dear car, which is all fixed and pretty again, has got it's MOT, garage has already called to say she needs a new exhaust bracket fitting *groan*, and I knew she needed a new brake light bulb, fingers crossed that will be all of it.  It's also Steve's birthday today, we're not really gonna do anything as we did some stuff over the weekend, so some crafting for me today I think.

Hope everyone is keeping ok, thanks for stopping by.

Hugs

Joanne xxx



Saturday, 13 November 2010

CYDA Challenge #8

I'm so sorry my post is late today, I've been having some blogger sign-in problems this past week, I thought all was ok the past few days but it's been playing up again today....grrrrr.  Do hate it when there are blogger blips.

Anyway it's time for new challenge over at Craft Your Days Away which has been set by the wonderful Lesley this time round....

'CHRISTMAS TREES'

A lovely xmas themed challenge, hopefully we are all getting well into our Christmas creations now.

The DT and GD have all come up with some fabulous inspiration for this one so please do go check them out.  Here's mine....


RECIPE
Digi Image - Pollycraft (check out the new SHOP HERE)  'From the Heart Winter Elves Collection'

Papers - Gonna have to get back to you on that, it's totally slipped my mind, sorry.

Colouring Mediums - Copics and Promarkers

Sentiment - Pollycraft 'Roundabouts'

Embellishments - Ribbon and Card Candy from stash

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We do hope you'll be able to join us for the challenge, we can't wait to see what you create.

Enjoy your weekend.

Hugs

Joanne xxx

Monday, 1 November 2010

Pollycraft Challenge #68

Good Morning All

It's time for another challenge over at Pollycraft which has been set this week by Emma...

'IT's CHILL TIME'

It's up to you how you interpret this one, it could be in a number of ways.  Do check out all my fellow teamies creations to help inpsire you.  Here's mine...


I've gone for a Christmas interpretation, though I think Sydeney looks wrapped up nice and cosy for the chilly weather.

RECIPE

Digi Image - Pollycraft 'Sydney Christmas Gift' (Felicity & Friends Range)

Paper - Dovecraft 'Let It Snow' (from Crafty Emma's Store)

Colouring Mediums - Promarkers

Sentiment - Pollycraft 'Christmas Roundabouts'

Ribbon - from stash

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We do hope you'll be able to join us for this weeks challenge.

Hugs

Joanne xxx

Sunday, 31 October 2010

A card for some challenges.....

Well it's been quite a while since I've done a card for some challenges, but I have been able to get one done today for some challenges...


RECIPE

Digi Image - Just Inklined

Papers - Dovecraft 'Noel' (from Crafty Emma's Store)

Colouring Mediums - Copics and Sakura Stardust Gold & Red

Gold Card - from stash

Ribbon - from stash

Dew Drops - Gold (from Crafty Emma's Store)

Sentiment - Done on PC

8 x 8 Card Blank - Crafty Emma's Store

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I'm entering this card into the following challenges.....

Sparkles Challenge - Anything Goes

Papertake Weekly - Sparkly & Bright (It does sparkle just doesn't show so well on the pic, sorry)

ABC - G is for Glitter (glitter on one of the DP's and Sakura Stardust on image)

Fussy & Fancy - Winter Wonderland

Allsorts - Gold, Cream & a Hint of Red (maybe I have a bit too much red, not sure)

Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club - Use a Christmas Digi

One Stop Crafts - Anything Goes and Blog Hop

Our Creative Corner - Photo Inspiration (Inspired by the creams and golds)

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I'll be back tomorrow with my DT card for the new Pollycraft Challenge.  Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs

Joanne xxx

Saturday, 30 October 2010

CYDA Challenge #7

I can't believe we are already onto Challenge #7 over at Craft Your Days Away, where does the time go?  I can't even believe it'll be November on Monday either.

Our new challenge over at CYDA has been set by my dear SIL Mel and her challenge for you is...

'ALL WHITE'
We want to see white backgrounds with colour restricted to images and embellishments only please, the more white the better.
 White backgrounds always used to scare me, but after recently doing a couple myself I actually quite love the clean and crispness of them, plus the ease of not matching up DP's....lol, it's amazing what can be achieved using only a one colour background once you use textures and layers.  Anyway, the DT and GD have some gorgeous inspiration to show you over on the challenge blog so please do check them out.  Here's mine...
 RECIPE
Digi Images - Pollycraft 'Mimi's Gift' and 'Tis The Season - Fireplace' 
Colouring Mediums - Watercolour Pencils blended with Sansador and Chalks

Embossing - Cuttlebug 'Snowflakes'

Embellishments - Ribbon and Card Candy from my stash
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We welcome back our wonderful monthly sponsor..
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 The winner will recieve a $10 spend in the Simon Says store with P&P paid for.

We do hope you can join us for Mel's challenge, we can't wait to see what you come up with!!
Have a lovely weekend, the sun is shining here so I hope it is for you too.  Oh and don't forget UK buddies an extra hour in bed for us tomorrow morning, the clocks 'Fall' back.
Hugs
Joanne xx

Monday, 25 October 2010

Emma's Mega Candy and a catch up

My lovely buddy Emma has some awesome candy on offer for one lucky winner...


Thats over £75.00 worth of Making Memories products, who wouldn't like to win that.  Well to be in with a chance you need to pop over to Emma's Blog grab the candy piccie, add it to your blog in the side bar spreading the word about her mega candy, then nip back to Emma's blog and leave a link with Mr Linky, you can also get a second entry if you also add her shop logo and link to you blog too.  Candy ends on Friday 12th November at 8:00 p.m.

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Well it's been a while since I had a catch up on how things are going.  I'm really enjoying my new job can't believe it's been virtually 2 months since I started and I seem to be settling in quite nicely now and know much more about what I am doing.  Unfortunately today has been a bad day and start to the week as my journey to work this morning turned into a nightmare when a lorry decided he wanted to move into my lane at a roundabout damaging the drivers side of my car and ripping off the front bumper, my headlight was totally missing and can only presume this remained attached to the lorry some how, I say presume because the lorry just carried on his way at a great rate of knots so quickly that I never got a chance to get his registration.  And despite it being rush hour and busy not one person stopped to see if I was ok or help, busy people with busy lives I guess.  All I can hope for now is that either the driver realises he's hit someone and reports it within the next 24 hours, the police find CCTV evidence or a witness comes forward.  I find it hard to believe that the lorry hadn't felt or heard anything as we're not talking a little scrape but I've never been in a lorry so I wouldn't know how easy it is to take someone's car out and not realise.  The main thing is I wasn't hurt, just shaken up and this evening I found out that the car can be repaired and all parts are ordered so I should hopefully have my car back in a week.  So that's been my eventful day, don't want to see another one like this again thats for sure.

Hope everyone is keeping well.

Catch up again soon.

Hugs

Joanne xx

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Pollycraft's Secret Stamps Candy

10 awesome prizes available to celebrate 1000 followers to the Tales from Pollycraft blog.

FIRST PRIZE (worth over £60!)
9 CLEAR STAMPS FROM A SECRET, YET TO BE SEEN  NEW RANGE FROM POLLYCRAFT

This prize alone is worth over £40!!

Plus Paula is also throwing in a £20 voucher from Quixotic Paperie so you can buy yourself some yummy bits and bobs to help you create with your new stamps!!
Then there is 9 more prizes up for grabs!!
Pop over to the Tales from Pollycraft blog to see how to enter. Closing date is Saturday 20th November.

Monday, 18 October 2010

Pollycraft Challenge #66

Happy Monday to you all!!

It's time for the next challenge over at Pollycraft which has been set this week by Becky....

Green, Purple & ONE Other

I love green and purple as a combo and the choice is yours for the third colour, for my DT inspiration for you I have chosen white as my third colour.....


RECIPE

Digi Image - Pollycraft 'Winter Elves - Devotion'

Colouring Mediums - Copics & Promarkers

Papers - Scraps left over from last year

Punches - Snowflakes (Fiskars) and Leaves (MS - Frond Leaf)

Poinsettia - From Crafty Emma's Store

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Please check out all the other gorgeous DT creations over on the challengeblog.  We do hope you'll be able to join us for this colour combo challenge, we can't wait to see your creations.

Have a great day!!

Hugs

Joanne xxx

Saturday, 16 October 2010

CYDA Challenge #6

Good Morning All!!

Ooohhh it's a lovely sunny start here today, though certainly chilly.  It's time for the next challenge over at Craft Your Days Away which this week has been set by our lovely Jackie with a yummy recipe...

1 CIRCLE (at least)
2 PAPERS
3 RIBBONS

What a fab recipe and the DT and GD have all whisked up gorgeous makes to help inspire you with this recipe so please do check them out, here's mine...


RECIPE

Digi Images - Pollycraft 'Marley's Bauble' and 'Mimi's Gift'

Papers - Dovecraft 'Christmas Fancy' (from Crafty Emma's Store)

Colouring Mediums - Copics, Promarkers and Watercolour Pencils blended with Sansodor (for body detail)

Giant Sentiment - Pollycraft 'Christmas Roundabouts'
Ribbon - From stash

Brad - Dovecraft 'Christmas Fancy' (Birthday present from DT buddy Jane)

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We do hope you'll be able to join us for this fortnights challenge, we can't wait to see what you can cook up with the recipe.

Have a lovely weekend and hope you are able to Craft Your Days Away!!

Hugs

Joanne xxx

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Pollycraft Challenge #64

Oh my goodness apologies for my late posting for the new Pollycraft Challenge, the post was scheduled but when I realised this evening that it hadn't posted and checked the scheduling out I'd accidently put it to post on the 14th October...lol.   So here it is now....

Pollycraft Challenge #64

The challenge over on the Pollycraft Challenge blog this week has been set by Lisa and the theme is...

ANYTHING GOES

A nice easy one for you this week!!

The DT have come up with lots of gorgeousness to help inspire you this week and here is mine...


I made this set of invitations for a work colleague who wanted some 'Gothic' type invites for her daughters birthday sleepover.

RECIPE

Digi Image - Pollycraft - Cherry Kisses Frames

Papers - Dovecraft
Colouring Mediums - Copics & Promarkers

Ribbon & Dew Drops from stash

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We do hope you'll be able to join us for this weeks challenge!!

Hugs

Joanne xxx


Saturday, 2 October 2010

CYDA Challenge #5

Good Morning All!!

Oh my goodness I really have been neglecting my little old blog, still trying to get to a happy medium with f/t work and crafting, I'm sure I will get there eventually.  I'm starting to settle in at work now so hopefully things will soon come together, I'm sure this weekends golf on the TV will allow me plenty of time to get crafting.  Enjoyed my first night out with work colleagues last night, we had a lovely meal and then a few drinks and a little boogie at one of the local pubs.  Was shattered by the time I got home at 10 o'clock as we'd all gone out straight from work.

Anyway I do have a make to show you for the latest challenge over at CYDA which this time round is...

 BABIES

I nearly didn't have anything to show you as my dear little cat Felix decided he rather liked all the ribbons and bits on my my original make and just had to have it as a toy, the little so and so, it was beyond repair. But as luck would have it, I found another I had made sometime ago that wasn't finished completely on the decoration side....



So I've decorated it up a bit.  It's nothing like my original which I much preferred but it's still kind of cute and pretty.

It was made from papers by Funky Fairys (which no longer trades), I have added lace, a fancy bow and a button all from my stash.

The button in real life doesn't look quite so blue as it does in the photo.

We do hope you'll be able to join us for our latest 'Baby' challenge, we can't wait to see what you make.

Enjoy your weekend!!

Hugs

Joanne xxx



Monday, 20 September 2010

Pollycraft Challenge #62

Happy Monday!!

Hope everyone has had a lovely weekend, been all action here with the girls visiting but as always it's lovely to see them.

Well as it's Monday it means it's time for a new challenge over at Pollycraft, and the challenge for you this week is...

CUTE & CUDDLY

I think we all love a bit of cute and cuddly...lol.

Please check out all my fellow DT buddies cards as you'll find lots of cute inspiration, here's mine..


RECIPE

Digi Image - Pollycraft 'Cuthbert Skiing'

Papers - From scraps stash

Colouring Mediums - Copics and Watercolour Pencils blended with Sansador
(the watercolour pencils have been used to colour Cuthberts fur)

Embellishments - Rik-Rak, Ribbon Bow and Card Candy from stash.  Florist Ribbon shredded then curled with scissors

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We do hope you'll join us for this weeks cute and cuddly challenge.

Enjoy your day!!

Hugs

Joanne xx

Saturday, 18 September 2010

CYDA Challenge #4 & Thank You

Good Morning!!

Firstly I want to say a big thank you to those of you that sent me cards and pressies for my birthday yesterday, I was overwhelemed by how many I recieved, I will get round over the weekend to emailing you all personally.  I worked yesterday, but the manager treated us all to cream cakes, yummy and then last night Steve took me out for a lovely meal at our favourite Italian, so it was a lovely end to the day.

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CYDA Challenge #4

Thank you to everyone who took part in our last challenge over at CYDA, lots of gorgeous entries!!

Our next challenge for you has been set by Carol Ann which is...

AUTUMN DOODLES

So we want autumn to inspire you with the added task of some doodling on your project.

The DT and our GD have come up with some amazing inspiration for you.  We are kindly being sponsored by Whimsy Stamps and the winner will recieve 5 digital images of their choice.

Here's my DT card...


RECIPE

Digi Image - Meljen Designs 'Girl in her Overalls' available for Whimsy Stamps

Papers - Basic Grey (from Crafty Emma's Store)

Colouring Mediums - Copics & Promarkers

Embellishments - Prima Flowers, Leaves and Card Candy from stash

Doodling - Whisper Markers used for faux stitching and handwritten words.

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We do hope you will be able to join us for the challenge, we can't wait to see your makes.  Don't forget to also check out the CYDA challenge blog to see the winner and top 3 for the last challenge plus the GD choice for our next challenge.

Enjoy your weekend!!
Hugs

Joanne xxx




Monday, 6 September 2010

Pollycraft Challenge #60

Good Morning, I hope everyone enjoyed a pleasant weekend.  I'ts time for our next challenge over at Pollycraft which this week is hosted by Tracy and her theme for you is...

CHRISTMAS
(BUT NO RED OR GREEN)

I think most of us are starting to crack on with the xmas cards about now, so this challenge can help you out whether you have started or not.

The DT have some gorgeous inspiration for you so please do check them out, here's mine...


RECIPE

Digi-Image - Pollycraft 'Lilybean Snowfairies - Clover Snowflake Kisses'

Papers - From scraps stash

Silver Cardstock - From stash

Colouring Mediums - Promarkers & Sakura Stardust

Sentiment - Stamped

Snowflake Border Punch - Fiskars

Embellishments - Card Candy, Ribbon and Brad all from stash
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We do hope you'll be able to join us for this weeks challenge.

Enjoy your day!!

Hugs

Joanne xxx


Sunday, 5 September 2010

A card for some challenges...

Well I managed to find a bit of free time this afternoon to create a card for some challenges, I hate to think how long it has now been since I've entered any challenges, so it was really nice to finally do that today.


RECIPE

Digi-Image - Pollycraft 'Ginger - Sassy'

Papers - Basic Grey 'Origins' (from Crafty Emma's Store)

Colouring Mediums - Copics & Promarkers

Sentiment - Craftwork Cards

Flowers - From stash

Clips - Dovecraft

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I'm entering this card into the following challenges...

CES Challenges - Floral Frenzy

Cupcake Craft - Let's Get Digital

Challenge Up Your Life - Celebrations


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Thanks for stopping by and I'll be back tomorrow with my card for the new Pollycraft Monday Challenge.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!!

Hugs

Joanne xx

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Craft Your Days Away Challenge #3

Good Morning All!!

Well I've been a bit AWOL from my blog haven't I?  Apologies for that, things are just a tad disorganised my end at the moment, what with my holiday last week and than starting my new job this week, I think it's gonna take me a few weeks to settle into a whole new routine.  So I am taking a few weeks break from the Totally Papercrafts DT but you should still see me with my DT projects for CYDA and Pollycraft, as I've got myself ahead a bit with those being that they are fortnightly.

Well I can't believe we are already onto Challenge #3 over at Craft Your Days Away, thank you to everyone who entered Lisa's 'With Wings' challenge over the last fortnight, yet again a massive amount of gorgeous entries.  Please check out the challenge blog to see who was the random winner, Top 3 and our GD Choice for Challenge #4.  We also welcome our very first GD for the challenge the very talented Nat, many thanks to her for joining us for the challenge.

So onto Challenge #3....

GIRLY 'N' GLITTER

So it's time to get your glitters out and spread some sparkle.

The DT and GD have all come up with gorgeous creaions to help get you in the girly glittery mood, so please do check them out.  Here's mine...


RECIPE

Digi-Image - Pollycraft 'Luna Bitterfrost - Globe'

Papers - From my scraps stash

Glitter Card & Black Card - From stash

Colouring Mediums - Copics, Promarkers & Sakura Stardust (Silver & Black)

Ribbon & Brad - From Stash

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We welcome back our monthly sponsor Simon Says Stamp and the winner will recieve a $10 spend in store with p&p kindlt paid for.

We do hope you will be able to join us for the challenge, we can't wait to see your Girly Glittery makes.

Have fun, have a fab weekend and 'Craft Your Days Away'!!

Hugs

Joanne xxx

Friday, 27 August 2010

Totally Papercrafts Challenge #31

Good Morning Friday again that means it's the final day of our holiday and my last scheduled post, I just hope they have all posted...lol.  It's time for our next challenge over at Totally Papercrafts and the challenge for you is...

CLEAN & SIMPLE

So no fuss or frills for this one!!

Please check out my fellow DT creations and here's mine...


RECIPE

Digi-Image - Pollycraft From the new Cute Xmas Mice range

Paper - Crafts Too

Colouring Mediums - Copics and Watercolour Pencils blended with Sansodor
(Watercolours used for the moussies fur)

Embellishments - Card Candy from stash

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We do hope you will join us for this weeks challenge!!

Hugs

Joanne xx

Monday, 23 August 2010

Pollycraft Challenge #58

Happy Monday to you all, this is another scheduled post and hopefully we didn't get too wet over the weekend and we will have caught lots of fish...lol.

It's time for a new challenge over at Pollycraft this week Sheena is your host and her challenge for you is...

A RECIPE..

3 Papers

2 Buttons

1 Charm

The DT have some lovely inspiration for you so please do check them out, here's mine..


RECIPE

Digi-Image - Pollycraft 'Cherry Kisses Frames'

Papers - Pink Paislee (From Crafty Emma's Store)

Colouring Mediums - Copics & Promarkers

Embellishments - Buttons and Charm from stash

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We do hope you will be able to join us for the recipe challenge, we can't wait to see what you create.

**Quick Note**

Unfortunately the Pollycraft Store is currently closed until the 29th August due to technical issues that Paula is experiencing whilst on holiday so she is unable to send orders.  Paula apologises to those who have placed orders and not recieved them and she is trying to resolve these issues.

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Have a lovely week!!

Hugs

Joanne xx

Saturday, 21 August 2010

CYDA Challenge #2

Good Morning All!!

Today I'm setting off on my hols so this is the first of my scheduled posts.

WOW...we were overwhelemed by how many entries we had for our first challenge over at the CYDA Challenge Blog, thank you everyone for all your support!!

The challenge this time round has been set by the lovely Lisa (Dazie) and her theme for you is.....

WITH WINGS

So whatever your project we want to see some wings, they can be the main feature or just an embellishment or maybe even on the papers you use, as long as we can see wings then it's ok.

The DT have all done a fabulous job as always in creating so many different projects to help inspire you so do please check them out.  Here's mine...


RECIPE

Stamp - Lili of the Valley

Papers - Basic Grey (From Crafty Emma's Store)

Colouring Mediums - Copics & Promarkers

Embellishments - Roses from stash, Leaves from my buddy Liz, Pearls, Pin and Flat Flowers all from Crafty Emma's Store

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We are being sponsored this week by our very own Emma

If you've not visited Emma's new store, you are really missing out on some gorgeous stuff, and there is lots of new items just arrived, I was lucky enough to have a good nosey at some of them yesterday when I popped in for a coffee, I really have got to have another spend!!

We do hope you'll be able to join us for our next challenge, we can't wait to see your 'With Wings' projects.

Have a lovely weekend, I have a feeling we maybe getting a little bit wet down in Tewksbury fishing, but we have our new fishing brollies, just hope it's not too windy!!!

Hugs

Joanne xx

Friday, 20 August 2010

Totally Papercrafts Challenge #30

Good Morning All!!

Gosh it's Friday again, though I don't mind as we are off on a fishing holiday tomorrow for a week, so I've been wishing the week away...lol.  It's time for a new challenge over at Totally Papercrafts and this week your host is my delightful sister-in-law Mel and her theme for you is....
SUMMER FUN

Well if summer wont come to us we'll have to create our own summer fun wont we...lol.  Interpret this as you wish be it summer colours or images.

Our sponsor this week is Squigglefly.

The DT have all been creating their own summer fun as have I...


If you can't find a frog a fish will have to do...lol.

RECIPE

Digi-Image - Squigglefly

Papers - My Minds Eye

Colouring Mediums - Copics and Promarkers

Embellishments - From stash

Wording - Handwritten by moi

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We do hope you'll be able to join us for this weeks challenge and I apologise in advance that it will be unlikely that I'll be able to get to comment this week as internet access where we are going is very poor, sorry!!

I have a number of scheduled posts coming up over the next week so fingers crossed Mr Blogger will be playing nicely and all will post ok!!

Have a wonderful day and weekend.

Hugs

Joanne xx


Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Dotcom Gift Shop

I was asked by Dotcom Gift Shop if I'd be interested in reviewing one of their cardmaking kits, well you know me, I'm never one for turning down these kind of opportunities and I was so excited when a few days later a package arrived containing THREE of their cardmaking kits, so I just had to have a play with them all, as you do!!

All three kits looked fabulous each came with 6 pre-scored A6 cards with co-ordinating envelopes, die-cuts and foam pads


  
This first kit is called 'Make Your Own Flower Power Cards'.  Everything on the cards is from the kit except for the pearls which were from my own stash, extras in this kit were some fabby flower papers and some button stickers.



The next kit is called 'Make Your Own Monsoon Cards'.  The pre-scored cards are already printed with some bright and funky designs.  The spotty card has been made using items from the kit except for the plain coloured cardstock I've used for matting which is from my own stash.  The other I added an image using one of my new Stampavie stamps which I recently won over on a Spoon Full of Sugar and just added one of my own brads and sentiments from my stash.


And finally this last kit is called 'Make Your Own Playtime Cards'.  This is an ideal kit for the budding young crafter and comes complete with a small pack of crayons.  I made a card and matching tag using the die-cuts from the kit.  I have added my own ribbon and cardstock for the matting and used a woodware flower punch on the two corners of the card.




 I was really impressed with these kits, the quality of all the items was very good and depending on what you use, there will more than likely be plenty of die-cuts and bits left to make more than 6 cards.  They are perfect for beginners and advanced crafters and ideal for those "I need a card, QUICK" moments, you can make a lovely handmade card using just the items in the kits or add to them from your own stock for a quick card.

So my final verdict on reviewing these cardmaking kits is that I would highly recommend them and think they are good value for money.  You can check out these kits HERE.

Enjoy your day!!

Hugs

Joanne xxx







Monday, 16 August 2010

Crafty Emma's Store Challenges - - - -COMING SOON


My buddy Emma is starting up a brand new challenge blog called Crafty Emma's Store Challenges.
 The challenges kick off on Saturday 28th August at 8:00a.m., so make sure you stick that date down in your diary!!
To help spread the word Emma is running a candy over on the challenge blog, and I can tell you it's mighty good candy, so I recken you should hop right on over there and see what's in store for the new challenge blog and the awesome DT announcement.

Hugs

Joanne xx

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