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Monday, 29 March 2010

Pollycraft Monday Challenge #37

Good Morning Everyone

Firstly thank you to everyone for all your well wishes.  My shoulder is improving by the day, things are much more comfortable, still a bit limited on the movement side but getting there!!

Now on to the new challenge over on Pollycraft Challenge Blog, unfortunately I wasn't able to get a card done for obvious reasons but my fellow DT buddies have plenty of inspiration for you with their gorgeous creations, so please do check them out.  The lovely Ria has set the latest challenge which is a recipe...

4 Papers
3 Embellishments
2 Ribbon/Lace
1 Image

We do hope you'll be able to join us for our latest challenge and this time the challenge is only running for the ONE week, we have something happening next Monday which you will not want to miss!!!

Enjoy your day...

Hugs

Joanne xxx

Friday, 26 March 2010

Totally Papercrafts Challenge #9

Good Morning Everyone!!

Firstly I must apologise for not being able to comment on any of your entries for our challenge last week using my sketch.  I have for the past week been in absolute agony with my shoulder and arm, which has left it with very little movement especially for the last 4 days or so.  Anyway the doctor has said I have a shoulder impingement and I'm now being treated with stronger meds, and have to balance rest and gentle exercises to hopefully aid the recovery. Due to this I've not been able to do any crafting :( or too much typing on the computer as I can only use my left hand at present, so one finger typing is very slow..lol and also to lack of sleep I've just been too tired to even look at the computer for very long.  So please accept my apologies for not commenting or for visiting anyone's blogs in general.  And though recovery could take several weeks to months I am hopeful that I will back to some gentle crafting a lot earlier, as soon as I can colour using my right hand I'll be back!!!

So onto this weeks Totally Papercrafts Challenge where Anne is your host for this week, and she has a colour challenge for you...

PINK & GREEN

Though I don't have a card for you, my fellow team buddies have some gorgeous creations to share with you, so please do go check them out.

We do hope you will be able to join us this week for the challenge!!

As always thank you for stopping by!!

Hugs

Joanne xxx


Sunday, 21 March 2010

Magical Crafts Challenge #11

Good Morning everyone, hopefully my scheduled post has posted on the correct date and time as at this moment I should be well on my way to Harrogate for the Great Northern Papercrafts Extravaganza.

Thank you to everyone who entered our last challenge over on Magical Crafts..WOW it was a record breaking number of entries.  We're guessing things with wings are popular with many of you...lol.

Challenge #11

Spring/Easter Theme

Well it's only a few more weeks until Easter and yesterday was the first day of spring, so what better theme to kick start the new season with.  We would like to see your Spring or Easter inspired projects.  Remember you can enter with any craft it doesn't have to be papercrafts, all you have to make sure is that you follow the set challenge.

This fortnight we are kindly being sponsored by Lexi's Doodles and the winner will win three images of Lexi's.  The DT were lucky enough to use the three images for our creations to help inspire you, please be sure to check out all of my fellow teamies work.  Here's mine........


I've decorated a papermache basket from Hobbycraft using paper from Papermania, the crochet flowers I made myself, this time last week I couldn't even really crochet, I spent many hours watching You Tube tutorials over and over...lol, so I'm quite proud of these, the buttons in the centre's are also Papermania.  The oversized ribbon was from my gorgeous mother's day bouquet from the girls and I have used Lexi's sweet 'Bella the Bunny' as a tag, this image is one of this challenge's prizes.

We do hope you will be able to join us for our challenge this time round, we can't wait to see your creations.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Hugs

Joanne xxx

Friday, 19 March 2010

Totally Papercrafts Challenge #8

Yay it's Friday, that means it's the last day at work for me this week, there's only two days until I go to the Papercraft Extravaganza in Harrogate and of course it also means it's time for a new challenge over on Totally Papercrafts which this week has been set by me.

Thank you to everyone who took part in last weeks challenge which was set by Ria with a 'Things with Wings'  theme.  For Challenge #8 I have a sketch for you....


We are being sponsored this week by the lovely Mandi Moore, and the lucky winner will win a SU 'Punches Three' set.  Mandi is also our guest designer for this week so be to sure to check out her gorgeous card along with the equally gorgeous DT creations.  Here's my card for you....


I've used one of last weeks gorgeous freebie images from Pollycraft, which Paula is giving away as part of the current DT Call, there's still ONE more week left to enter the DT call if you haven't already done so yet!! Click here for more details.

RECIPE

Digi Image - Pollycraft 'Cake' - DT Call Freebie

Papers - Basic Grey

Colouring Mediums - Copics & Promarkers

Embellishments - Flowers & Ribbon from stash

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We do hope you'll be able join us this week for my sketch challenge!!

Hugs
Joanne xxx

Monday, 15 March 2010

Pollycraft Monday Challenge #36

Happy Monday Everyone!!

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our 'Distressing' challenge last time round...WOW a lot of you like tearing and inking up those gorgeous papers...lol.

This time round over at Pollycraft Monday Challenge the theme was set by Emma W......

'THINGS THAT SPARKLE'

So get out your glitter, gems and anything else that sparkles!!

The DT have been sparkling up their gorgeous creations to help inspire you, so please be sure to check them out.  Here's mine....


Why is it when you want to photograph glitter and sparkle you just can't seem to get it, when I'm not bothered about showing it, it shows up....lol.  So you'll have to take my word for it that there is plenty of sparkle, or you can click on piccie to enlarge it, where you will be able to see a bit more of the sparkle in it's enlarged form.  

RECIPE

Stamp - Pollycraft 'Sharing Sherbert - Secrets'

Papers - My Minds Eye

Colouring Mediums - Copics, Promarkers & Sakura Stardust

Glitter Cardstock - Kanban

Flower Centre - Micro Beads

Embellishments - Ribbon, Flowers, Gems and Pins from stash

Sentiment - My Minds Eye with 'Mum' handwritten

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We do hope you'll join us for the challenge, I'm sure you will dazzle us with all your sparkling creations.

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Don't forget there is also a DT CALL running at the moment over on Tales from Pollycraft.  If you would like the chance to join the DT then you need to get yourself over to Tales from Pollycraft to check out the full details and grab yourself one or both of the freebie images and create something using one of the images (both if you wish), pop it on your blog then link your blog post with Mr Linky (on the Tales from Pollycraft blog).  Closing date for entries for the DT call is midnight Friday 26th March.  This really isn't an opportunity to miss, and a Pollycraft DT call doesn't come along very often, but Paula is looking to expand our DT family with the hope of looking to make the challenges weekly.

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Thanks for stopping by and as always your comments aee much appreciated.

Have a great day........

Hugs

Joanne xx




Saturday, 13 March 2010

Pollycraft DT Call

Paula is looking to expand our DT family with some new members, does this sound like the the job for you??....Well you'll need to get yourself over to Tales From Pollycraft, where you will find TWO images as part of the Friday Freebie, you'll need to create a card using one of these images and enter your DT call entry with Mr Linky.  Of course you can still use the images without entering the DT call, but as there are two images this week there will not be a freebie next Friday.  We are all so excited about having new members in our team so if you think you'd like to be a part of such an amazing DT  then go and enter, you never know and you have nothing to lose.

Here's a card I've made using one of the freebie images...


I'm entering this into nine challenges.........


Secret Crafter - Anything Goes

Paper Cutz - Anything Goes


Cute Card Thursday - Celebrations


My Time To Craft - Kidz Kardz

Digital Tuesday - Piercing

Cupcake Crafts - Flower Power


RECIPE


Paper - Crafts Too

Colouring Mediums - Copics & Promarkers

Leather Strapping - Recycled from an old belt

Faux Stitching - Used a piercing tool and Whisper marker for the stitching

Buttons - From stash

Sentiment - Craftwork Cards

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Thanks for stopping by and good luck to all of you that may wish to enter.

Hugs

Joanne xxx


Friday, 12 March 2010

Totally Papercrafts Challenge #7

Good Morning All
Sorry there's been nothing from me since the weekend, between Steve and myself we've had tummy bugs earlier in the week, and boy it knocked the stuffing out of us, the worst part was us both having it at the same time but at least we are both getting back to ourselves again now.

Thank you to everyone who joined in with our challenge last week for Mother's Day or Special Lady, another week of wonderful entries.

This week over on Totally Papercrafts we are on to challenge #7 and your host is Ria and her challenge for you is a theme....

'THINGS WITH WINGS'

We are being sponsored this week by Digital Stamp Oasis and the winner will win their choice of 3 images from their Etsy Store.  Gosh you will be spoilt for choice!!

Some of the DT have used some wonderful Digital Stamp Oasis images for our projects, please be sure to check out my fellow team buddies wonderful work, it's all there to help inspire you!! And here is mine.....


RECIPE

Digi Image - Digital Stamp Oasis 'Love Birds on a Branch'

Papers and Sentiment - K & Co

Colouring Medium - Watercolour Pencils

Leaf Punch - Martha Stewart 'Frond Leaf'

Flower - Made from the papers, the lace and button centre are both from my stash.

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We do hope you will be able to join us for our challenge this week, remember we are happy for you to combine your entry with up to a maximum of 5 challenges to be in the draw for the prize.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day.

Hugs

Joanne xx


Sunday, 7 March 2010

Magical Crafts Challenge #10

Good Morning Everyone!!

Well we went to see The Stranglers last night they were very good, but I must be getting old because it was far too loud...lol.  We also enjoyed a lovely meal before hand at one of those chinese buffet places, was very yummy!!

Anyway onto our latest challenge for you over on Magical Crafts........

'Things With Wings'

If it's got wings then we'd like to see your creations with them!!

We are being sponsored by our wonderful monthly sponsor

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The winner will get $10 to spend in the Simon Says Stamp shop, with p&p paid for by Heidi, how wonderful is that!!

The DT have some wonderful creations to share with you so please do check them out.  Sadly our friend and fellow DT member Shell has decided to step down from the DT, she will be missed so very much as a part of the DT, but we all wish her all the very best.

Here's my DT card for you.....

 

RECIPE

Digi Image - Fairy Colouring Pages 

Paper - Dovecraft (I believe)

Colouring Medium - Watercolour Pencils

Embellishments - Ribbon, Charm, Flower, Gems and Dragonfly all from stash.

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We do hope you will join us for the challenge, as always we look forward to seeing your projects.

Enjoy your Sunday and thanks for stopping by!!

Hugs

Joanne xxx

Saturday, 6 March 2010

This Week's Pollycraft Friday Freebie

Good Afternoon All
Hope everyone is enjoying their wekend so far.  We're off to Sheffiled in a couple of hours for a meal and then to go and see The Stranglers in concert at the O2 Academy, looking forward to a night out, it's seems like ages since we went out in the evening.  Anyway before I go and get ready I have a card to share with you...

This is a day late I'm afraid but no matter as you can still pick up this gorgeous freebie from Paula until next Friday.....

 

I have combined this weeks freebie of the Rocking Horse with Little Willy (do you remember this little fella who was a freebie a few weeks ago?)
I'm also entering this card into EIGHT challenges....


Allsorts - Just For Men (young or old)


Creative Card Crew - It's A Celebration

Double Dutch - Boys Only

Sweet Stampin - Something For A Child

One Stop Crafts - Sew Simple

Cupcake Crafts - Round & Round

RECIPE


Digi Image - Pollycrafts - FRIDAY FREEBIE 

Papers - All Scraps

Colouring Mediums - Copics & Promarkers

Ribbon & Buttons - From stash

Stitching - Faux

Sentiment - Handwritten

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Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend.....

Hugs

Joanne xxx

Friday, 5 March 2010

Totally Papercrafts Challenge #6

Good Morning, another glorious start here, it sure has felt very spring like this week with plenty of sun, though we still have the frosty nights and mornings.

Before I go onto this weeks challenge over on Totally Papercrafts, we have some news to share with you....
We would like to introduce you to FOUR new friends who have come to join the team...
  

They are all wonderful talented ladies and good friends of ours and we are so pleased to have them on the team.

CHALLENGE #6

Thank you to everyone who joined us for Sue's challenge last week, you seemed to love her sketch as much as we did.  This week over on Totally Papercrafts your host is the lovely Lorraine and she has set the theme of...........

MOTHER'S DAY or SPECIAL LADY

With Mother's Day a little over a week away here in the UK this is the perfect time for making your special Mother's Day card, but we realise for some of our international friends that Mother's Day is a bit later in the year so we have joined the theme with something for a special lady so you have a choice which way you want to take the theme. Now we know there is lots of Mother's Day themed challenges running at present and we are happy for you to combine but we ask that your entry combine's with no more than FIVE challenges to be eligible for the draw for this weeks prize.  Which brings me nicely onto our sponsor this week who is....


The lucky winner will win the newly released Sweet Dreams Springtime Retro Collection




 

And the lovely Paula is also offering all our readers a little something.....so go check out the challenge blog to find out what!!  And whilst there be sure to check out all of the DT's beautiful creations to help inspire you, here's mine.....



RECIPE

Digi Image - Pollycraft 'Lilybean Fairies - Clover Butterfly Wishes'

Papers - K & Co

Colouring Mediums - Copics, Promarkers and Sakura Stardust

MUM Wording - Cut from papers using Cuttlebug

Embellishments - Lace, Ribbon, Fabric Flowers and Butterfly all from stash

Scalloped Front Base Card - Kanban

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We do hope you'll join us for this weeks challenge, we look forward to seeing your Mother's Day or Special Lady creations.

Hugs

Joanne xxx

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

1 Card 4 Challenges

Good Evening All

Sorry for not posting very much lately other than DT creations, things have been a tad busy here with a few things, all will be revealed when and if the time comes.
 However, today I have managed to do a bit of crafting for a few hours and do a card for some challenges....

The challenges are.....

Mojo Monday - Sketch

Flutter By Wednesday - Picture Inspiration

Paper Cutz Challenge - Use a Fairy, Pixie, Butterfly or Bird image with a colour combo challenge

Simon Says - Mum or Girly

I drew inspiration from some of the colours from the inspiration picture over on Flutter By Wednesday, never done a photo inspiration challenge before so I hope just using the colours is ok, what  I didn't know at the time, was the colours I chose also fit the colour combo and image for the challenge over on Paper Cutz.  I have also layered the wings.

RECIPE

Digi Image - Fairy Colouring Pages 

Papers - Papermania

Colouring Mediums - Copics, Promarkers and Sakura Stardust

Embellishments - Gems from stash

Flourish is stamped

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Thanks for stopping by and as always your comments are always much appreciated.

Hugs

Joanne xxx

Monday, 1 March 2010

Pollycraft Monday Challenge #35

Good Morning, don't know what it's like where you are but it is a glorious start here, not a cloud in the sky and no wind, bet it's not as warm as it looks though, but just seeing the sun is warming enough.....

Thank you to everyone who entered my 'Double Up' challenge last week, lots of wonderful creations as always.

Our latest challenge for you over on the Pollycraft Monday Challenge blog has been set by the lovely Emma L which is.......

"DISTRESSING"

So it's time for you to get tearing, sanding, inking etc....!!!

My fellow teamies have all been getting messy with inks and some nearly crying when tearing their beloved papers...lol, and have come up with gorgeous creations to help inspire you, so please do check them out.  Here's mine for you.....

 

RECIPE
Digi Image - Pollycraft 'Clover ~ I Believe' (Lilybean Fairies)

Papers - Papermania, Gold Handmade Paper from stash

Colouring Mediums - Watercolour Pencils and Sakura Metallic Gold for the faux stitching

Embellishments - Lace, Pearls, Flower Spacer and Brads all from stash.
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We do hope you'll be able to join us for our 'Distressing' challenge, we look forward to seeing what you come up with.

Hugs

Joanne xx





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