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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

Friday, 13 August 2010

Totally Papercrafts Challenge #29

Good Morning!!
Gosh it's Friday again already, where do the weeks go?

Well as it's Friday it means it's time for a new challenge over at Totally Papercrafts and your host this week is the lovely Joey.

Her challenge for you is quite apt for the rather non-summery weather we are now experiencing and looking at the weather so far here today, we could quite possible see one or two...

RAINBOWS

It's up to you whether you want to feature a rainbow or two on your projecft or maybe you want use a number of the colours from a rainbow, you could even just use text with the word 'rainbow' in.  We can't wait to see your colourful creations, hopefully they'll brighten up this dismal weather.

This week we welcome back one of our regular sponsors Sew Many Cards.

Please check out my fellow DT buddies colourful creations to help inspire you, here's mine...


RECIPE

Digi Image - Sew Many Cards 'Duncan the Duckling with Umbrella'

Papers - Dovecraft and White Hammer Card from stock

Colouring Mediums - Copics, Promarkers and Dovecraft Shimmer Chalks for the Rainbows

Sentiment - Done on my PC

Embellishments - Dew Drops from stash

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We do hope you will be able to join us for this weeks colourful challenge, we can't wait to see what you come up with.

Have a lovely day!!

Hugs

Joanne xx

Monday, 9 August 2010

Pollycraft Challenge #56

Happy Monday!!
Hope you all had a lovely weekend.

This week it was my turn to host the Pollycraft Challenge so I have chosen a Photo Inspiration for you...

Firstly here is my card


And this is the photo...


You could maybe be inspired by the shapes or a shape, the colours or a colour, the swirls, just let your imagination run wild on how this photo inspires you.  As you can see from my card I was inspired by the circles and stars.  Please check out my fellow team buddies work and see how this photo inspired them.

RECIPE

Digi Image - Pollycraft 'Beer Monster'

Papers - Dove Craft and Blank Orange & Green Cardstock

Colouring Mediums - Watercolour Pencils blended with Sansodor

Embellishments - Star Paperclips from Staples and Dew Drops from stash

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We are being sponsored this week by The Craft Garden

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We do hope you'll be able to join us for this weeks challenge, we can't wait see how it inspires you.

Have a lovely day!!

Hugs
Joanne xx

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Craft Your Days Away Challenge #1

Good Morning I'm all excited today as it's the launch of my new challenge blog...


None of this would have been possible without the help of the old Magical Crafts DT who all decided to join me in this new venture, so a big thank you to them xx

The first challenge we have for you is....

FAVOURITE THINGS

It can be a favourite colour, craft/technique, animal, flower the list can go on and on...you could even use a number of your favourite things on one project like some of the DT have with their wonderful pieces to help inspire you, so please do check them out.  Here's mine....


Some of my favourite things are - Christmas, these gorgeous Basic Grey papers, Flowers and Ribbon.

RECIPE

Stamped Image - Magnolia Tilda (RAK)

Papers - Basic Grey - Eskimo Kisses

Colouring Mediums - Copics & Promarkers
Dies & Embossing - Nestabilities Lables and Swiss Dots Embossing Folder

Embellishments - Ribbon, Card Candy and Brads from stash

Leaves - From my lovely friend Liz

Flowers - Made from the papers following a fab tutorial over at Loopy Lou's

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We do hope you'll be able to join us for 1st challenge over at CYDA, there's only a few simple rules but the main rule is to have FUN and to Craft Your Days Away (thats an order..lol!!)

With todays challenge we have also announced the blog candy winners.  With each challenge there will be a winner and Top 3 and from Challenge #3 we will have a Guest Designer slot for each challenge, for all the details please check out the challenge blog.

We look forward to seeing your entries and seeeing your 'favourite things'!!

Have a lovely weekend.

Hugs

Joanne xxx

Friday, 6 August 2010

Totally Papercrafts Challenge #28

Good Morning All!!

It's a lovely sunny start here in East Yorkshire lets hope it's here to stay.
It's Friday and that means it's time for our new challenge for you over at Totally Papercrafts.
This week the challenge is hosted by the bubbly Sue and her challenge for you is...

BY THE SEA

So think of the seaside or in the sea itself.

We are being sponsored this week by Mia of AiFactory.

The DT have come up with some wonderful seaside/sea creations to help inspire you for this one, so please do spend a moment to check them out.  Here's mine...


RECIPE

Digi Image - AiFactory 'Mermaid, Starfish, Fish & Seaweed'

Papers - Papermania & Dovecraft

Colouring Mediums - Copics & Promarkers

Dew Drops - From stash

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We do hope you'll be able join us for a beach themed challenge this week we can't wait to see your creations!!

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Don't forget tomorrow is the launch of a wonderful new challenge blog 'Craft Your Days Away', set up by myself and all the original Magical Crafts DT, plus one new DT member who'll be announced with the challenge tomorrow, we do hope you'll pop over and join us for the first challenge.

Enjoy your day!!

Hugs

Joanne xxx

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