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Monday, 28 March 2011

Pollycraft Challenge #86

My gosh it's Monday again and it arrived quicker with losing an hour over the weekend...lol.

It's time for a new challenge over at Pollycraft Monday Challenges, and this week Jane has set the challenge of...

FRIENDS

The DT as always have some wonderful inspiration to show you over on the challenge blog and here is mine..


I've used Cherish from the Woodland Elves Collection.  Paula has a fabulous offer currently running over at the Pollycraft Shop until the 1st April...


So now is a good time to grab all those digi's that you love and keep meaning to buy.

This weeks sponsors are LETRASET and one lucky winner can win a 5 pack of Promarkers.

We do hope you can join us for this weeks 'Friends' challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs

Joanne xxx

Monday, 21 March 2011

Pollycraft Challenge #85

Good Morning!!!

It's Monday so that means it's time for the next challenge over at Pollycraft Monday Challenges, this week Lynsey is your host and her challenge for you is....

SWIRLS & PEARLS

So get your swirly papers, stamps or die-cuts out and splash on them pearls.  The DT have plenty of inspiration to show you over on the challenge blog and here's mine....


I've used one of the gorgeous Cherry Kisses Frames (available from the Pollycraft Shop) coloured with Promarkers, with some swirly Prima Papers and I've added some stamped swirls and of course there are some pearls too.

Paula is sponsoring this weeks challenge with 10 digi's for one lucky winner.

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

Enjoy your day!!!

Hugs

Joanne xxx

Saturday, 19 March 2011

CYDA Challenge #16

Good Morning All!!

Woo-hoo it's the weekend, and there's nowt better way to start the day then waking up to glorious sunshine.  Looks can be decieving as I bet it's chilly out there but just seeing the sun is warming enough.

It's time for a new challenge over at Craft Your Days Away this week, thank you to all those who joined us for our last challenge, were you our random winner, TOP 3 or GD choice, gop check out the blog to find out, and whilst there check out the new challenge which has been set by the lovely Amanda....

FOR MUM OR A SPECIAL LADY

It's nearly Mothers Day here in the UK, so the perfect challenge to get you started on your Mothers Day cards/gifts, we know it's not Mothers Day just yet for some of our friends across the world so that's why 'Special Lady' has also been included in the challenge.

Our GD and the DT have the most gorgeous inspiration waiting to show you over at the challenge blog, so please do check them out.  Here's mine....


I used a gorgeous image from my RAK stash coloured with Promarkers.

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

Die Cut Dreams - Mothers Day or Special Friend

Charisma Cardz - To 'DIE' For

Stamp Something - Something Sweet

ABC - Q is for Quote (or use a sentiment)

We do hope you'll be able to join us for our latest challenge and we look forward to seeing all your gorgeous creations.

Have a fab weekend!!!

Hugs

Joanne xxx



Monday, 14 March 2011

Pollycraft Challenge #84

Hi there, thanks to everyone who joined us for our 'Fly Me To The Moon' challenge over at Pollycraft Challenges last week, some great takes on the theme.  This weeks challenge has been set by Sheena and her challenge for you is....

TEENS

So a card aimed at a teenage girl or boy is what we want to see.

The DT have some fabulous inspiration to share with you over on the Challenge Blog, and here is mine...


I've used Mariella which is available from the Pollycraft Shop, colouring her with Promarkers.

The Creative Cottage are our sponsors for this challenge and one lucky winner will recieve a £10.

We do hope you'll be able to join us for this weeks challenge, we can't wait to see your 'TEEN' creations.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Hugs

Joanne xxx

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Mr Hot Stuff!!!

Good evening all, this is my final post for today.  Can't believe Sunday is nearly over, the weekends go far too quickly these days.  My last card to show you for today is of Mr Hot Stuff himself.....

  
It's the lovable Maurice 'Hot Stuff' from Pollycraft.

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



Aud Sentiments - Birthday

Creative Card Crew - No Flowers

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I'll be back in the morning, well I wont but my scheduled post will be, for the new Pollycraft Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Hugs

Joanne xxx

Another one for a mum....

Yep, another blog post from me and there could be another one later...lol.  Here is another of the Mothers Day cards I've been making this weekend...


The image is a stamped RAK I had in my stash, I wasn't too sure who it was by but since posting this post I have been imformed it is a Lili of the Valley image, thank you Amanda xx

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


Cutie Sunday - Favourite Colour Combo (Pink & Green is one of my favs)

Incy Wincy - Pastel Colours

Kaboodle Doodle - Go Green (Hopefully there's enough green)

Cupcake - Pink Polka Dots

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Off to go start some tea now, catch you all later.

Hugs

Joanne xxx

Vintage ~ Moulin Rouge

I don't often do vintage style, just cos I don't think I'm very good at it...lol.  But I've been itching to use my new Prima 'Moulin Rouge' papers for a few weeks now, I just needed the right image.  Well I found an image set I liked today over at Stitchy Bear, and had a bash.....


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

ABC - P is for Pearls

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Vintage/Shabby

The Crazy Challenge - Lovely Ladies

Totally Gorgeous - Pearls & Lace

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Will be back with another post or two in a bit, thanks for stopping by.

Hugs

Joanne xxx

Saturday, 12 March 2011

A Mother's Day Card

Hiya All!!  Been busy so far this weekend making some Mum cards for mothers day to take into work next week.  I had an amazingly large stash of cards so decided to take some of them into work for the staff and customers to buy, with all money going to our current charity 'Sunshine House' in Hull.  I've not been at my branch for nearly a month now, but the girls have told me that all the cards have all gone, so need a complete restock when I go in next week, hence the 'Mum' cards.  I'm so chuffed that the cards have all sold there were 46 in total, raising some lovely money for the charity, hopefully the next lot will sell just as well.  So anyway here is one of the cards which I'm entering into some challenges....


I've used one of my favourite Lili of the Valley stamps 'Rosie Posie' and coloured her with Promarkers.

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

Lili of the Valley - Say it with Flowers

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Fab 'n' Funky - Girly/Womanly

Saturday Challenge - Flowers for Mum

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

Hugs

Josanne xxx


Monday, 7 March 2011

Pollycraft Swings & Slides Blog Hop Winners....

Thank you again to everyone who joined us for the Pollycraft Swings & Slides Blog Hop over the weekend!!

I'm here to announce my two winners of the cute 'Good Luck' image..


I asked Steve to pick 2 numbers between 1 & 39 and he chose.....

#8 - Saskia

&

#34 - Cazza

Congratulations ladies!!!  Please pop an email to Paula (CLICK HERE) and she will send you both your image.

Don't forget to check all the other DT blogs, (links can be found in my sidebar) to see if you are a winner.

Hugs

Joanne xxx

Pollycraft Challenge #83

Happy Monday morning to you all, hope everyone had a lovely weekend.  Thank you to everyone who joined in with the Pollycraft 'Swings & Slides' Blog Hop over the past few days, I will be drawing my two winners of the 'Good Luck' digi this evening.  

After all the blog hop fun it's now time for a new weekly challenge over at Pollycraft Monday Challenges, and this week the challenge is being hosted by Paula and her challenge for you is...

FLY ME TO THE MOON

You could interpret this as there being a moon on your image or somewhere on your project or something to do with flying.  Has that got your crafty brains ticking??

Well, to help you out the DT have come up with some wonderful inspiration to share with you so please check them all out on the challenge blog.  Here's mine.....



I had a play with this one using several Pollycraft images - Bronson & Beaker, Reindeer, Santa, the Christmas Lilybean Fairies and finally the snow/tree background.  The night sky background is from Kanban which I got a few years ago and I have a small stash of.

Paula is also sponsoring this weeks challenge with TEN digi's of the winners choice.

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

Enjoy your day!!!

Hugs

Joanne xxx

Pollycraft Swings & Slides Blog Hop

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Good Morning, there is something exciting starting today over at Pollycraft we are having a blog hop to celebrate a NEW RELEASE!

'The Swings and Slides collection'

The entire Design Team is involved, and we also have our March Guest Designers joining us...
each of us are showing you sneeky peeks of the 7 new designs, so theres lots of inspiration in store!
There are prizes to be won at every stop along the way, and a GRAND prize at the end of the hop on Paula's blog.

You should have arrived here from Jane's blog, If you didn't...hop on back to the start, Emma's Blog, and follow the stops in order...

I have used 'Good Luck', isn't she adorable? 

I'm giving away 2 of these Digis to 2 lucky winners.


To be in with a chance to win, you need to leave me a comment, and spread the word by adding the logo to your blog (blog post or sidebar) with a link to the Pollycraft blog
You must leave comments at every stop along the way.


The blog hop will end on Monday 7th March at 8am GMT and I will randomly pick 2 winners.

The next stop on the hop is Kylie's Blog

I hope you have enjoyed your stop off here on the hop, enjoy the rest of the journey.

Hugs

Joanne xxx

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Have you joined the Pollycraft 'Swings & Slides' Blog Hop yet?

The Swings & Slides release blog hop over on Pollycraft ends at 8:00 a.m. tomorrow, there's lots of chances of prizes with each DT offering TWO winners their featured Swings & Slides digi image and a grand prize of the full set of  7 Swings & Slides digi images and a £10 voucher for Crafty Emma's Store.  So if you've not already joined us for the hop you can hop on by starting at Emma's Blog.




Hugs

Joanne xxx

Saturday, 5 March 2011

CYDA Challenge #15

Happy Saturday to you all!!!

It's time for a new challenge over at Craft Your Days Away, thank you to everyone who joined us for the sketch challenge last time, please check out the challenge blog, to see our winner, Top 3 and invited GD.

Our challenge this time round has been set by the lovely Dazie (aka Lisa) and her challenge is...

Black & White

Simply we want to see black and white creations, greyscale shading, skin tones and hair colouring is ok as is a bit of sparkle and bling if you wish, just keep any other colours to the bare minimum, primarily your work should be just Black & White.

The DT girlies and our GD for the challenge have some awesome B&W creations to show you, so please do check them out, here's mine.....


Some of my white looks a bit yellowy/creamy, but thats just the bad light when trying to take the picture I'm afraid.  I've used one of the fab new Swings & Slides images from Pollycraft, which will be released on Monday 7th March, you can view all seven cute new images by following the blog hop starting at Crafty Emma's blog.

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It's a $10 voucher code up for grabs for one lucky winner from our fabulous monthly sponsor...

Photobucket

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We hope you can join us for our latest challenge, we look forward to seeing your creations.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs

Joanne xxx

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Two cards for some challenges....

Still enjoying my week off with oodles of time to craft so I'm on a roll this week with my cardmaking, and have two to show you for various challenges, first up....


Im entering this card into...

Sparkles Fortnightly Challenges - Colour Combo 'Pink, Brown & Blue'

Papertake Weekly - Anyhting Goes

Stamp Something - Flowers

And the next one up.....


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

CES - Flowers & Flutterbys

LOTV - Circles

Simon Says Stamp - Recipe (1 image, 2 patterned papers, 3 types of embellies)

Sparkles Forum Monthly Challenge - Springtime Is Coming

Die Cut Dreams - Spring Garden

The Crazy Challenge - Here Comes Spring

One Stop Crafts - Spring Flowers

Paper Cutz - Spring

Incy Wincy - Spring Is In The Air

Oldie But A Goodie - Spring Is In The Air

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Phew a lot of challenges, Spring is definately in the air.

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Hugs
Joanne xxx


Tuesday, 1 March 2011

My New Ultra Tidy and Ultra Organised Craftroom

Well it's the same room I was using before, but I had a little spending spree at IKEA for all new storage and furniture, and took a hammer to all the old falling apart stuff....lol.  So here is my finished room before I was let loose in there to craft......




And loving my bargain buy of glass jars from IKEA, perect for my ribbons they were just 86p each!!!


So there you go!!  I have spent an afternoon crafting in there and I was very good and left it looking just like this again once I'd finished.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs

Joanne xxx

Sparkles Christmas Challenge #2

Good Morning, it's a nice sunny start here in East Yorkshire, though it's pretty chilly as I found out when I went to fill up the bird feeders in my jim-jams earlier...lol.  Well it's the 1st March, spring will soon be here and it also means it's time for challenge #2 over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge.  Thank you to those who joined us for our 1st challenge in February, be sure to check out the challenge blog to see if you are one of our winners or Top 3.  This months challenge has been set by the gorgeous Angel and her Christmas theme for you is....

RED & GREEN

A nice easy one, so as long as it's predominantly Red & Green and is to do with Christmas we want to see it!!!

We have two sponsors again this month for two lucky winners....

The lovely Joanna Sheen with a £10 voucher

and the equally lovely Di from Di's Digi Downloads with 5 digi's of the winners choice

The DT have all come up with some wonderful Christmas inspiration for you using Red & Green, so please do check them out on the challenge blog, here's mine....
I've used a fab image from Torico's Digital Gallery.

We do hope you'll be able to join us for this months challenge, and for more challenges and fun why not also visit Sparkles Fortnightly Challenges and The Sparkles Forum.

I'll be back a little later with some piccies of my new craftroom set-up!!

Enjoy your day!!

Hugs

Joanne xxx

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