Thursday, June 30, 2011

Celebration Blog Hop - Delightful Challenges DT

It's a Celebration Blog Hop!   30th June - 1st July

Hello everyone and welcome to the Digital Delights It's a Celebration Blog Hop 30th June -1st July 2011. This is a 2 day hop to help you get through all 30 of our talented designers, collect your letters and enter to win the grand prize! 

If you came here from Tanya's Blog then you are in the right spot! If you have just come across this posting while browsing around in blog land then start at the top at Delightful Challenges Blog so you don't miss all of the amazing projects! 

The theme of this hop is CELEBRATIONS!! At Digital Delights by Louby Loo, we are celebrating the new store! Wendy (aka Louby Loo) just completed the move to a new and improved store! In honor of this, each stop along the way will have a Digital Delights stamp from their project to be given away. There are amazing sponsors for the grand prize at the end.

This is a hop with a different twist as along the hop there are letters to find in the postings - not all blogs have the letters but if you gather all the letters then at the end of the hop on day 2 assemble them to create a Digital Delights related word. You then return to the Digital Delights blog here and enter your name in the inlinks at the bottom of the post (do not reveal the secret word yet). After the hop you will be contacted if you are selected at random--at which point you will be asked to reveal the correct word. 
Now on to my project. 
This week the Delightful Challenges theme is Red White and Blue, I chose to work with Blast off Billy and make a slightly different Easel card,  I used a a stars embossing plate on Core D' inations card which I sanded and mounted onto a diamond shaped easel card, the image is coloured with promarkers and some areas highlighted with Sakura Glitter Glaze pens

Other Challenges I'm Entering:
 cooking it up with katie
rainbow ladys challenge 
cute card thursday 
 Sassy Studio Designs
card cupids 
cards for men 
 craft us crazy
crafting for all seasons 
daisy doodles creative challenges 
die cut dreams 
digis with attitude challenges 
divas by design challenge 
paper playtime 
pennys challenges 
sentimental sundays 
the sisterhood of crafters 
woodware usa clear stamps 
Ambers Crafts & Stuff 
Crafting For All Seasons 
Digi Stamps 4 Joy 
Penny's Challenge
simply create challenges 
the poodles parlour 
off the wall craftiness 
digi doodle shops best 

Our sponsor this week is Ribbon Emporium who are offering the lovely ribbons in this piccy as the prize for one lucky winner.

I will be giving away the following Digital Delights by Louby Loo image which I used to complete my project: 

In order to be eligible to receive this digital stamp, please leave a comment below, become a follower if you fancy.  In your comment please provide an email address so that you can be contacted when I draw the prize. 

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you liked my project. 

Now back to the hop - I can now reveal my hidden blog hop letter is E remember to collect all the letters from the hop and assemble to form a Digital Delights related word then return to the Digital Delights blog to enter.

The next stop on the hop is: Zahreen

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Mixed Bouquet - CD Sunday DT

Morning, it's Sunday again already, it's still really hot (22c) at 4am here, cannot sleep as it's so sticky, I have the bedroom windows wide open.  

Still struggling with my mojo, just wish it would hurry up and return from it's vacation.

The theme at CD Sunday this week is Mixed Bouquet, I hope you like my card, the image and papers are from Pam West Vol 2.  by Joanna Sheen.  I also used:  Centura Pearl Card for base, Red Card from Stash,  MS punch, card candi, Sakura Glitter glaze pens, and promarkers.


Saturday, June 25, 2011

Pink Christmas

I know you're surprised to see a non DT card from me, I'm trying to keep going with my Christmas cards now I've got started again, I've made this one with someone in mind who is so into pink you wouldn't believe and it will fit in with several of the Christmas Challenges.  

Fairy and elements are from MCS Christmas Sparkle, I fiddled about and decoupaged a few layers of the fairy and the Garland, I also used Marianne Poinettia Dies, Waco Pearl drops, Sakura Glaze pens, puffy snow pen, Kort & Godt pearls MS glitter, peel offs, glossy accents, Centura Pearl card and glitter paper.

I hope you like it, thanks for looking.

crafty anns challenge
crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge
2 sisters challenge

Friday, June 24, 2011

Penguins - Bah! Humbug! GDT

I can't believe i'm on my final week as GD for Bah! Humbug! over at Humbug Hall, it's been such fun , I don't know where the month went it's just flown by.  I'll soon have to pack my bags ready to go home.  My wing at the hall has been very warm and humid lately.  Even after all these years of card making I still find it quite weird making Christmas cards at 5am ( too hot to sleep) in cropped trousers and t shirt and watching the day arrive.

This week I'm using images and papers from a Debbi Moore CD called Penguin Fun.  My fancy fold is inspired from another Debbi Moore product, I've added some glitter in the form of my Sakura Sparkle pens and some stars from my stash.

christmas cards all year round
crafty hazelnuts christmas
fabs big christmas cards challenge
creative craft world
crafty anns challenge

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Fun in the Sun - Delightful Challenges DT

It seems summer might be coming to some places, by the thunderstorms and humidity we've had here, it definately has.  My DT card for Delightful Challenges this week is a little on the bright side, so you will need your sunglasses on to look at it.

DDSTAMPS USED: Bucket& Spade Peyton, Scrubbie Sue & Floatee,  
CS AND PAPERS: BP: Bearly Mine Designs, Centura Pearl Card, Misc card from Stash
 MARKERS: Promarkers
ACCESS. AND EMBELLISHMENTS: Card Candy, Ribbon, flowersoft
SPECIAL TECHNIQUES: MS Corner Punch, Nestabilities, Corner Rounder Punch 

The prize for this weeks lucky winner will be :

Quite a few challenges and lots of summer challenges about this week, can't imagine why!!, I'm entering:
rainbow ladys
ai factory
craft us crazy
ambers crafts and stuff
anything challenge
bearly mine
celebrate the occasion
fab n funky
hooked on craft
i love promarkers
my grafico crafts
paper take weekly
scrap book sisters
sparkles forum
sundays with crissy

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Tassel Time - CD Sunday DT

It's Tassel Time over at CD Sunday this week, as you can see i've used my fav colours and i've used my fav style of card a centre stepper too.

The image and papers are from MCS Finishing Touch, I made my tassels from Embroidery Floss, something I have a huge stash off as I also like to cross stitch. I also used some card candy, ribbon, brads and Sakura Glitter pen from stash.

So get your tassels out and join our challenge this week, hope to see you there.

my grafico crafts

Friday, June 17, 2011

Mittens & Scarves - Bah! Humbug! GD

Woohoo it's Friday, can't believe i'm already on my 3rd week as GD over at Bah! Humbug!.  The ladies at Humbug Hall are looking for "Scarves and Mittens" this week, I know the weather's not always that great up there, but I reckon scarves and mittens might be a bit too much right now!!  My little offering is an easel card, poor Mr Snowman was feeling the cold and has his scarves and mittens on.  The image and BP's are both from Joanna Sheens Chrismas Creations CD, I used this for several cards last Christmas and this image was one of my all time favourites, the snowflake border was made using an MS punch, although it doesn't show up I also used a Sakura sparkle pen on the image.


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Pippin goes Surfin - Delightful Challenges DT

Hi there, can't believe it's Thursday again already. I decided to stick to a more masculine type card again this week, as I don't have many in my stock.

This weeks theme over at Delightful Challenges is Anything Goes.

 We are so lucky to be sponsored again by
who are giving a prize to one lucky winner of a $20.00 gift certificate

This week I chose to use Surfin Pippin (love his shorts!!) image and Have a Nice Day Senti, both available from digital delights by louby loo , which I coloured with Promarkers and Sakura sparkle pens, the BP's are from Bearly Mine Designs, I also used Marianne creatables an MS punch (it reminded me of sea shells) and ribbon from my stash. Thanks for looking.


Sunday, June 12, 2011

If the Shoe Fits - CD Sunday DT

A Waterfall card one of my favourite styles, I haven't made one for a while so this one is my DT card for the latest challenge over at CD Sunday,  the images are from Ooh-La-La, Shoes in Bloom CD, the backing paper is from Bearly Mine Designs, base card is Centura Pearl, the red card is from my stash, I cut the shapes with nestabilities.

Other Challenges:

Friday, June 10, 2011

Teenagers Card - Bah! Humbug! GDT

It's time for my 2nd GDT card already over at Bah! Humbug!   This week the ladies over at Humbug Hall are after a card for a teenager, I found this theme quite hard, not having or being in touch with any teenagers, I'm not sure what teenagers would think of as a cool christmas card, so this my take on the theme. The images and papers are from MCS Christmas Sparkle CD, the snowflakes were made with an MS punch from pink linen effect mirri, I used my ever favourite centura pearl base card made into a centre stepper card and highlighted some areas with a Sakura clear glitter pen.
Some other challenges:

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Fathers Day/Masculine - Delightful Challenges DT

This week the theme over at Delightful Challenges is Fathers Day, I chose to work with the Casey Fishing image.

DD Stamps: Casey Fishing, fathers day senti
CS and Papers: Centura Pearl, Kanban linen mirri, misc paper from stash
Markers: Promarkers
Access. and Embellishments: Nestabilities, card candy,
Coloring Medium: chalk ink.
This weeks sponsor is     
who are giving a prize to one lucky winner of a $20.00 gift certificate
Other challenges:

Summer - Crafters Companion

Welcome to Humphreys corner, he's the latest release from Crafters Companion. Isn't he cute.  Hope you like my card. The photo's show three different views, 1st one is closed up, 2nd partially open, 3rd fully open.

 The base card is Core-dinations, all images and patterned papers are from the Humphrey range by Crafters Companion, the ribbon lace was made using a MS punch and the card was embellsihed with Pearls and a sakura clear glaze pen.
Other challenges:
Crafters Companion Humphrey Comp
cc monthly challenge
 Craft your passion
 prairie fairy fridays
Inspire me Fridays
bearly mine-challenges
ppp-make it monday
paper take weekly
top tip tuesday
a spoonfull of sugar
do you stack up
aud sentiments
shellys images blog
creative cowgirls

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Digi Day, Lady Jane - CD Sunday DT

Good Morning, it's the 1st Sunday of a brand new month so it's time for another new sponsored challenge, this month it's courtesy of  Stitchy Bear Stamps who are giving one lucky person 5 Digi Stamps of their choosing from the shop.

My digi stamp is Lady Jane which I put through an embossing folder and then coloured with promarkers and Sakura star glaze pens, my paper is from MCS Papercraft Library CD, the corners were made using a Marianne Designs Corner Die cut from mirri card which was in my stash and finished of with some pearls
Other Challenges:
Wee Memories
Inspire me Fridays
stamp insanity
emerald faeries
guylous inimitability
KB Cute Monday

party time tuesdays
stamp Something
I did it creations 

Friday, June 3, 2011

Surprise Surprise !! - Bah! Humbug! GDT

Two Surprises, 1st one is I have been lucky to be selected for a GDT spot for the month of June over at Humbug Hall which I am so excited about.  

The 2nd one is the theme for this week over at Bah! Humbug! the humbug ladies would love to see your Christmas projects this week "containing or hiding a surprise".  

Despite my best intentions to make a christmas card each week this year, I've been overtaken by various events recently and haven't managed to make one for weeks now, so it's good that I get to make some over the next 4 weeks. 

Here's mine for this week I hope you like it. It would be lovely if you join us this week, you know it makes sense to get a good head start on all those Christmas cards
My image and papers came from the Crafters Companion Popcorn range, embossed card is from my stash, the holly and berries were cut and embossed from mirri using my Marianne Creatables dies.

Other Challenges:

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Lifes a Jungle - Delightful Challenges DT

It's new release time again over at Delightful Challenges, this months, as always is fabulous, I had great fun working with them, why not pop over and have a look at them on Digital Delights by Louby Loo site.
DD Stamps: Safari Dylan and Timmy Tiger, Wild Thing senti
CS and Papers: Centura Pearl, core-dinations, in the jungle
Markers: promarkers
Access. and Embellishments: Cuttlebug Embossing folder, card candy, flowersoft

The fabulous sponser this week is one of our regular's


And the Prize is a $20 Gift Certificate to spend in the store

Other Challenges:
fab n funky Anything goes
fresh brewed designs It's a guy thing
digital tuesday animal friends
crazy challenge Pets
kb cute monday anything goes
lexis creations mans card
2 sisters anything goes
catch the bug bright colours & flower soft
crafty emmas embossing
bling it on embossing