Sunday, 28 February 2010

Looking for a style of digis

Ok, I love love love digi stamps, they have really opened up a whole new world for me. I don't need to have a gazillion different coloured pens/pencils to get the colours I want (because I colour digitally, so literally millions of colours/shades to choose from) I can zoom in to colour all the smaller bits (have trouble with my eyes, so colouring in normal-sized images is difficult for me) AND, I don't have to waste sheets and sheets of paper because my stamping just isn't up to scratch.
But, I keep coming across images that are just stunning, and I can't find any digis in a similar style.
So, here are the sort of stamps I'm talking about; if you know where digi stamps in a similar style are available, I'd love to hear about them! :D
ching-cho kuik's fantasy art stamp series

Stamp It Crazy's beautifully dark fairies
Thanks in advance for any help you can give :)

Prima Candy!

Want to be in with the chance of winning $100 candy from Prima? Silly question, I know, who wouldn't? Well, you have until tonight to get your name into the draw. There's a big HUSH HUSH secret coming out soon and the Prima blog are giving away the candy as a fore-runner to the news. Sadly, anyone who's as nosy as me will have to wait a few days before the secret is revealed, but get over to the blog right now to be in with a chance of the candy :)
Good luck!

Two "just because" cards :)

I have a couple of cards to share, both made with seperate challenges in mind.
The first one uses a free image from Fairy Colouring Pages and papers by me and was made for the following chllenges:
Firstly I followed the sketch at Friday Sketchers.
Dare you to Digi Stamp'c challenge is to use pearls and a digital image.
The Twisted Thursday challenge is to use hot pink somewhere on your card.
There's a new challenge blog called I Love Digi, and their first challenge is to Think Pink.
The One Stop Craft Challenge is to make something optimistically pink. (Spotted a theme here yet? :P)
And, after I'd found all those pink chaalenges, I knew what colour my card would be, so when I saw that the current Fussy and Fancy challenge is to be inspired by movies, I immediately thought of Pretty in Pink.
And finally the Raise The Bar challenge is "Three's Company", so I've gone made on threes. It's mostly three shades of pink - light, dark, amd bright. There are three strips of paper running behind the image. I used three pearls and three flowers, held together with three brads and each with three layers. And there are three winged creatures - the fairy in the image, a small butterfly on her arm and the metal dragonfly on the top corner.

And this second piece uses images and a background from the French set at DezinaWorld plus ribbon and buttons from my stash and flowers I made myself.
This one was made for:
Simon Says Stamp challenge, which is Vintage + Flowers
And I followed the sketch at Our Creative Corner

Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

OSAAT challenge 2!

It's time for the second challenge over at One Stitch At A Time, and we have a sketch for you to follow this week. We also have our very first sponsor, Karen's Doodles. Karen sells some beautiful digi stamps, please pop along to the blog and have a look.
For my card, I chose "Winter Angel" which is one of Karen's newer releases. I know it's not the right time of year for a frosty winter card, but I loved this image so much that I couldn't wait to start playing with her.
Thanks so much to all of you who entered our first challenge, please pop along to the blog to see who won all the candy and check out the new challenge, AND read about the exciting new changes in the pipeline ;)

Friday, 26 February 2010

Green Happy Birthday card

Here's a card I made this evening using Butterfly Love by Stitchy, again, no shop just at the minute, but I'll update as soon as you can get hold of the image.
I followed the sketch at Truly Scrumptious.
The Pixie Dust Studio challenge is to "Think Birthday"
The C.R.A.F.T. challenge is "ribbon and sparkle", and I used a ribbon for my bow, added glitter to her wings (no, I never found my pen, I bought another one :P), and added a flower gem on the bow.
The second For Fun challenge is to use a fairy.
The Flutterby challenge is to use a fairy, butterfly or angel.
The Creative Inspirations AND The Character Cafe challenges are both to make a monochrome piece. It should be fairly obvious, but in case something's gone wrong with the picture, everything is green.


Yay, I've got back into the swing of things and made a couple of pieces today. One of them is a DT piece that will be revealed shortly.
The first one for today is a 4x4 using The Rehearsal set of digi stamps. You can't buy her images right at the moment, but a new store is in the pipeline and I'll update this as soon as possible.
I'm entering this into:
ABC challenge is "O for One paper"
Crafty Creations are having a "Cut it out and pop it up" challenge, which is exactly what I did with the hearts and the sentiment.
Our Creative Corner has a sketch which I followed.
The Playdate Cafe are having a colour splash challenge, so you get to play with black white and teal.
Cute Card Thursday's challenge is ribbon-tastic, and you have to use ribbon in your piece.

And this is a digital piece I made with the new sheet from DezinaWorld, called Cheri Shine. Thanks for popping by :)

It's a boox!

Hello everyone, here's my latest for a few challenges. It's called a boox because it can't make up its mind whether it's a book or a box ;)
One of the current challenges at Gingersnap Creations is to use your three favourite colours. I chose purple pink and green :)
The main image on the inside, on top of the drawers, follows the Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge. Lol, it's a little hard to see that I've followed the sketch because of the papers I used, but if you enlarge it and follow the spots/stripes along, you can see all the appropriate strips. :)
The Stamptacular Sunday challenge is "Going in circles and lol, I went a bit mad designing my papers and put circles everywhere :P
And there's a brand new challenge blog called Oh Alice!, and their first challenge is "Alice Gets Glam", to be inspired by a picture of a gorgeous Urban Decay Alice-themed make-up set. I may have to explain a bit here, as my piece doesn't actually look much like the picture at all. However, the format/shape is the same (it opens like a book but then has slide-out drawers inside), and the outside is mostly black, but the inside reveals lots of colours.
The image is a digi stamp from Busy Beauties, and she's called Strawberry Lollita (although I've used the non-srtawberry version). I've obviously used her to represent a funky new Alice, and the text on the inner cover is taken from the first chapter of Alice in Wonderland.

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Chinese dragon

This is my latest piece, which I've made for a few challenges.
The fifth Collage Obsession challenge is "Chinese"
The Inspiration Avenue challenge is Purple.
The Haunted Design House Macabre Monday challenge is Gothic Asian persuasion.
Thanks for looking :D

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Emo birthday card and OSAAT reminder

I made this card for a few challenges, but now it's finished I don't think I like it :( It was going to be for my sister-in-law, who likes emo stuff and has a birthday coming up in a few weeks. Maybe it will have grown on me by then :P
The image is a freebie from Stamp Happens, she's called Maddie and she's fab, lol, I just don't think I've done her justice.
The challenges I was following are:
The Sherrod Studio Tuesday Throwdown challenge is distressing. As well as the obvious piece behind Maddie, I also gently distressed the green chequerboard pattern as well, but I'm not sure if you can see that.
The Papertake Weekly challenge is "Check this out" and you have to use a checked pattern somewhere, and I made my background to match.
The Tellen Place blog is having a birthday-themed challenge
The Easy Breezy Kewl Colour Challenge is to use the colours Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Soft Suede and Whisper White. I actually subbed a soft cream shade for the white, hope that's ok :)
The Character Cafe is a recipe challenge, and you have to use 1 digital image, 3 pieces of paper and 5 embellishments. The embellishments are 1 ribbon, 3 brads, and one gem in her hair. The pieces of paper I may have not done properly, I was counting the background piece os distressed card behind the image as one piece, the brown pattern as 1 piece and the green checked background as one piece. It wasn't until I was putting it together that I realised that I hadn't counted the sentiment piece, and then I realised that most people don't include the image piece either. LOL, all the boundaries get blurred a little when you print everything from your pc. So, I guess this card could count as having 2, 3 or 4 pieces of paper, depending on how you count :P
I followed the current sketch over at Sketch Saturday.
And the KL Stampin' Scrappin' blog is having a Go Green challenge, where you have to use an item that a non-crafter may have thrown away. My ribbon came from a piece that was tied around a pair of pyjamas I received as a Christmas gift.

And just a quick reminder, there's still a week to go to enter our very first challenge over at the One Stitch At A Time blog (OSAAT) there's some fab candy up for grabs, pop along to the blog to see all the details :D

Thanks for looking, it's all snow again here now, hope it's better weather wherever you are :)

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Sent with love

I've made another card, and I've managed to make this one fit for several challenges.
The image is a freebie from SJ's Little Musings, and she's called Lilly. I did the papers and sentiment in PSP, and the brads ribbon and charm are unbranded stash Items (OSI, I have tons of them :P)

So, on to the challenges, lol, I always feel extra-pleased with myself if I've managed to make something with lots of challenges in mind, lol, it's like an extra little challenge for myself ;P
Stamp Scrap and Doodle's challenge is "charming"
I've followed the colours over at The Color Dare - deep plum/burgundy, pale lilac, black and a rich turquoise.
I followed a sketch over at the Sugar Bowl, but I've just realised you need to use a Sugar Nellie image to be included, grrrr, that's blown my streak :(
The Pixie Dust Studio challenge is also to use a charm.
The Cute Card Thursday challenge is Metal Mania (I feel like I'm cheating a little, using a single charm for three of my challenges, AND the sketch doesn't count, hmmmm, will have to do something to make me feel like a winner again :P)
And I also specifically made some plaid paper for another challenge, but I can't find it now. LOL, I guess it's just not my day :P
Weyhey, a quick trawl through the Daily Dare and I found it, it's If the Shoe Fits and they're currently having a Mad About Plaid challenge :D

Clown tears

I made another digital piece, for the following challenges:
Stamp It Crazy - Send in the clowns
Lots To Do challenge - use a machine. I'm hoping my pc counts, lol, it's my absolute crafting essential at the moment :P
Creative Inspirations - Say it in sepia

The clown is a public domain image, it's Enrico Caruso as the tragic clown Pagliacci. I added in bubbles, flowers, music and feathers, to represent more typical clown ephemera, and then toned all the colours out of it and gave it a washed sepia look, and added the text and frame.

Friday, 19 February 2010

City of light

You know when you have something in the back of your mind, but never get around to actually doing it? Well, the Quirky Crafts challenge has been one of those for me. But, no more, I finally remembered :P The theme is Valentine's/Foreign, and I'm going for the foreign option. I got the Vive la France set from DezinaWorld and have been having a play with it this afternoon, so this is what I came up with.

The DezinaWorld blog is also running an on-going spot prize competition. If you make anything with any DezinaWorld images, and mail it to June, she puts it in a folder and whenever she's feeling generous (which is OFTEN) she'll choose a piece from her folder to win a spot prize :)

Two kitty cat cards

I actually finished both of these just before bed last night, but was too tired to post, so here they are. Both images are freebies, read on to find out more :D

This one is actually even brighter in real life than it looks here, lol, it might be painful on the eyes on a sunny day, but I figure it will be safe enough in this weak wintry light :D The image is a freebie from My Grafico called Hug A Cat, and I think that's a fine idea, so if you have a willing feline participant, give it a hug today :)
I made this one for a few challenges, here goes:
I followed the sketch at the My Grafico blog, and I also tried to use plaid (their other challenge), but first I ended up with a sort of loose weave effect paper, and then when that didn't look right, I went for a chequerboard effect, and somehow managed to completely forget that "plaid" equals a sort of tartan. Ho hum :P I also had to change the sketch slightly, and move one of the vertical strips over to the side, as if I used two thin strips of the weave-effect paper behind the image, it was just very difficult to see (too many busy paper, methinks, but I was having a great deal of fun :P)
The challenge at Incy Wincy Designs this week is to use punches, which I did for my star shapes.
The Dare You To Digi Stamp challenge is also to use punches, and a digital image.

On this second card, the image was a freebie from Motivet, and again I made it with a couple of challenges in mind.
I followed the sketch over at Sketch Saturday
I used the colours at a new blog called For Fun Challenges, run by the lovely Helen. The first challenge is to use the colours Purple Pink and Grey.
And I'm also entering both cards into the Lots To Do challenge, which is titled "Love is in the air" But you are NOT limited to Valentine's cards (phew! :P), the card can be anything representative of love. Well, I'll be sending them to friends with love, but then you never send a card with hate, so you? The real reason these count is the KITTIES. I luuuuuurrrrrrvvvvvve my cats (we have 9, or 8 if you talk to hubby because he hasn't accepted the fact that we've adopted a local stray yet :P) and I based the colouring on these two on two of my own. The long-haired ginger one is Dylan, and the little grey and white one is Loki.

Hope your day is just PURRFECT! (Sorry, couldn't resist :P)

Thursday, 18 February 2010

50 StampItCrazy stamps candy!!!!!!

I just spotted a great candy giveaway, when the StampItCrazy blog reaches 50 followers, (and again when they reach 100) they're going to give away FIFTY rubber stamps to one lucky individual. ALL you have to do is become a follower, that's it, and you get a chance of receiving FIFTY rubber stamps. FIFTY! Did I mention the number yet?
Now, those who know me will know I'm not a huge fan of rubber stamping, mainly because I'm just not very good at it :P But some of the stamps at StampItCrazy are just so luscious that they would definitely be worth getting my fingers inky. And I have been told that I'll get better with practice, so maybe this bundle of rubber goodies will make me forget my beloved digis :o Hubby would definitely be very happy if I occasionally got off PSP and let him have the pc for a while :P
So, please pop along and follow the blog, and have a browse through the store too :D


The current challenge over at the Art on the Dark Side blog is "FEAR"
I've been hunting and hunting for an image for this, originally I wanted it to be one of those heroines tied to train tracks, but I could only find one, and she didn't look particularly scared. And then I came across this simple still, from a film called Carnival of Souls, made in 1962. The character is called Mary, and she's played by Candace Hilligoss. She isn't in a Turkish prison, but that scenario suited my text, so that's what I came up with. And after some playing in PSP, this is the end result :D

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Time and space

I've been playing in PSP again today, and I've come up with a digital piece that fits a few challenges. The quote, in case it's illegible, is:
"Henceforth space by itself, and time by itself, are doomed to fade away into mere shadows, and only a kind of union of the two will preserve an independent reality." It's by Hermann Minkowski and was part of a public address in 1908.
I started with a base image from the current So Artful challenge, which is called Out of This World.
I'm also entering it into the Tuesday Taggers challenge, which is Time.
And, it doesn't look very misty now, but it did at the beginning, so I had this challenge in mind, but I'm not sure if it really counts. Again, if there's a draw for a prize and I've been too loose with my interpretation of the theme, just don't include me, I'm having fun, but I don't want to snag any prizes if I haven't followed the rules :) The current Collage Obsessions challenge is Misty

Wishing each and every one of you a FAB day, however your space-time continuum is played out :D

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Vampire kisses

I've been indulging my darker side today, and this is what I came up with. The original image is from Outlaw by Design, I darkened her eyes, gave her fangs and cropped out her white underwear before adding her to a background I did in PSP.
I also made it with a few challenges in mind, but it may be a little dark for some of them. No-one specifically says that they only want clean or cute artwork, but I won't take offence if I don't get included for any draws, I've just been having fun :)
So, I followed sketch 12 over at the Sketch Girl blog.
The current Pink Elephant challenge is to use ribbon. I've had that black sparkly ribbon for so long and just couldn't fnd anything that it looked right with, so I'm really pleased I finally found a use for it :)
The Macabre Monday challenge is to use a Vampyress, and I turned my lady into one :)
And the Saturday Spotlight challenge is Around the House, and you have to use a household item, which isn't a craft stash item. I chose a safety pin, and lol, I had to pinch the last one out of our very small sewing kit, so let's hope nothing needs pinning any time soon :P

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Time for a Christmas card!

I've made this one today with a few different challenges in mind, I'm just hoping that I'll remember where I've put it come Christmastime :P The image is a digi from Pollycraft, and I did the papers and sentiment in PSP.

I've followed the sketch over at Stamp Scrap and Doodle, who are having their first ever blog hop this weekend, and you still just have time to join in :)
Susie and Vikki's Christmas Club are having a Digital Christmas challenge, and my image and papers are digital.
The current C.R.A.F.T challenge is digi colouring, possibly my favourite thing to do at the minute.
There's a 3-2-1 recipe challenge over at the Allsorts blog, you need to use 3 of one one thing, 2 of something else, and 1 of something else. Well, just for fun, I took it a stage further, I've used:
5 pieces of cardstock ( 1 turquoise base, 2 patterned paper pieces, 1 for the image and 1 for the sentiment)
4 brads
3 gems
2 ovals
1 charm
Which leads me very nicely on to the last challenge, over at the Inky Impressions blog you have to use a charm or charms on your work.
Thanks again, hope you've all had/are having a lovely day :)

One Stitch At A Time!

Lol, I'm just a little nervous as this is my first DT piece ever. There's a brand new challenge blog opening today. It's called One Stitch At A Time, and all the ladies that I've been working with over there are just wonderful, and it would be fab if you popped along and left them some love and entered the challenge. There are some great prizes to be won too, so it's really well worth a visit. The first challenge is to use STITCHING somewhere on your work, either real or inked.
I made a 4x4, using an image from Stitchy's set called The Rehearsal, and my stitching is definitely the faux kind, but some of the other DT have done fabulous real stitches on their pieces. Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope to see you joining in the challenge too :D

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Birthday card and freebies :)

Here's my latest make, which I've made with a few challenges in mind, and they're listed below, but I also have a couple of freebies to tell you about, and a link to a site that has even more of them.
Firstly, the Daisy Doodles blog is running its first challenge, and you still have time to enter. As a lovely surprise, the team have sent out a free stamp to everyone who's already participated, isn't that lovely? You can find the blog here
And secondly, there's a new blog that lists lots of digital freebies on a daily basis! Free Digital Stamps does just what it says on the tin, and that's where I found a link for the digi image that I used on this card.
The challenges I'm entereing are:
Cooking It Up with Katie It's a recipe over there this week, and you have to use Home/Family theme (this card is for my sister), use a punch (I punched the green strips at the side of the image) and a sticker, and I used a peel-off for the greeting.
The My Grafico blog has two challenges going on weekly, this week it's one sketch and one colour scheme, so this time I decided to combine the two. The colours you had to use are brown pink and green, and the heart that I've used as an embellishment is a freebie from their site.
The Paperplay challenge is to make a birthday card for someone special
And the Paper Cutz challenge is to make a birthday card suitable for a teenager, which I think this is.

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Moving house card

Hello again, I'm back with my latest. The image was a freebie from Digital Ink Co. - you get a free stamp to play with each week if you sign up to their newsletter.
And I made it with three challenges in mind.
The Colour Q challenge 19 is to use Regal Rose, Barely Blush, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip and white on your project.
The Papertake Weekly challenges is to follow the sketch, which I have.
And the Floral Fantasies blog is running a Sir Stampalot challenge and blog hop. The theme is Moving, because Sir Stampalot are moving to new premises, sadly, still not next door to me, but bigger and better anyway :P

Thanks very much for coming to visit, hope you have a lovely day! :D

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Pops birthday card

Hello folks, here's my latest. The stamp is by Stitchy stamps, and lol, he's such a cheerful-lloking chap, I was completely de-stressed while working on him as he just makes me feel like chuckling :D I've included two pictures because one looks redder than it does in real life, and one looks blu-er. It's actually somewhere in between the two.

I've made him for a few challenges, here they are:
Rosie-D's challenge is "Just for men"

The Kaboodle Doodles challenge is Spots and Stripes

The Lexi's Creations current challenge is Spotted or Striped

The Crafty Cardmaker's blog challenge is to use something digital in your work. Well, everything except the brads are digital in this piece :)

The Design Dollies' current challenge is to use the following colours

Monday, 8 February 2010

Birthday card and a 4x4

These are what I was working on over the weekend, two absolutely fab digi stamps, I love them both :D

This stamp is one of the new ones by Stitchy, isn't she just fantabulous? I really wanted to add some glitter to her wings, but I've been completely unable to find my clear Sakura Stardust pen. I've actually bought three of the darn things, but for some reason I get to use them just once or twice and then they disappear for ever. I think one of the cats must be hoarding them somewhere :P I did everything in PSP again, lol, you didn't really expect anything else did you? :P
I'm entering this one into these challenges:
Friday Sketchers - followed the sketch
Dare You to Digi stamp - hearts/valentines
Fussy and Fancy - hearts
Raise the Bar - hearts
I know this isn't a Valentine's piece, but I have specifically made a hearts paper for it and put kisses on the sentiment, and it will be sent with love. I think maybe we view Valentine's Day slightly differently here in the UK than in the US, as many of you seem to be sending Valentine's cards to lots of different people. Here, you pretty much only send one to your romantic partner, or to someone in whom you're romantically interested. Anyway, that's why it isn't really a Valentine's acrd, I just hope the hearts and kisses and love make it count :)

And this one is a birthday card using a digi stamp by Beary Dust stamps. And she's currently a free gift for follwoers over at the blog :D
I'm entering this one into a couple of challenges.
I've followed the current sketch over at Totally Gorjuss
The colour scheme over at One Stop Craft Challenge is Apple Green, Chocolate and Clotted Cream. I'm not sure that I'd like that combo taste-wise, but I love it colour-wise :D
And, last but not least, one of the challenges over at the JJ forum is to make something green :D

Thanks so much for stopping by :D

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Moon darkeness

After the comments on my raven piece, a couple of people pointed me in the direction of two more challenge blogs with a darker theme than normal. (Thanks guys!) And both of them had challenges up to do with the moon, although I'm too late for one of them now.
Art on the Dark Side - Dark side of the moon, now closed
Darkness Inspiration - dark and sinister moon
So, I came up with this, lol, it really looks like I've just plonked some stuff down on a background, but the background itself took me ages :P
I wanted to do something on the surface of the moon, with the Earth in the sky, and, as it grew, this is what I ended up with. Not particularly dark on its own, but I think the idea that the Man in the Moon used to have a friend but now only has a gravestone is sort of tragic. Poor guy! :P
The man and the gravestone cherub are both taken from images at Art Freebies, and the cherub is actually from a photo taken by the lovely June020202020202020202 herself. The rose vine is a cript frpm Daisy Doodles, and as a point of interest, the moon surface texture actually comes from a NASA photo, although I think it may be the surface of a moon other than our own. Thanks so much for stopping by :)

Friday, 5 February 2010

Two birthday cards

This first card was made following the current sketch over at the My Grafico blog, and it's also made with free stuff from their site. The paper I made from a swatch they have, and the birds silhouette stamp is another of their freebies.

And the second one is being entered into a few challenges. The scarecrow stamp is by Stitchy, and the flower was created with a script by Daisy Doodles, and I did the backing paper and sentiment in PSP.
The Daisy Doodles blog is having their first challenge, and it's a sketch to follow.
The Cute Card Thursday challenge is spots and dots, and lol, I think I managed to use just a few :P
And the Digital Ink Co. blog is also having their first challenge, in which you have to make a project using or for babies or pets, on a birthday theme, and using primary colours.

Thanks so much for looking :D

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Macabre Raven - you have been warned! :P

On my browsing therough the Daily Dare blog (just great for finding challenges, I love it), I came across one called Haunted Design House - Macabre Monday, and the theme this week is Purple Haze. Since I can rarely resist purple, I came up with this, lol, it's different from my usual stuff, but don't say I didn't warn you! :P

Just Be Yourself

Another make from me, and I have to say that I'm pleased with the way this one has turned out. Although you can hardly see them, I'm really pleased with the two different papers that I did for the strips behind the image, and one of them was my first attempt at making my own damask paper, so you'll probably see more of that one. The image is from the new DezinaWorld fairies 2 sheet (which I love), the metal heart came from Mad About Cards, (only £1 for a whole bag of metal shapes and brads!) the gems were in my stash and everything else was done in PSP.

I followed the sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday

The fairy makes it count for the Flutterby Wednesday challenge, which is to use a fairy butterfly or angel in your project.

The current challenge at Crafty Creations is to use wings in your project.

The Belli challenge is to use ribbons. I hope a single ribbon counts, lol, I did definitely follow the rest of the guidelines, this was a bit that had been lying in my ribbon bag for so long that I'm actually covering up an un-identified bit of grunge (think it's glue :P) with the heart ;)

The ABC Challenge is "N is for New". My new items are the fairy and the heart.

And I'm also entering it into the ongoing DezinaWorld spot prize challenge. All you have to do for this one is to make any image from DezinaWorld and email it to the blog :)

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Splish splash, I'm having a blast!

It's snowing yet again here and everything is white. So, this card cheers me up as it makes me think of spring rain, which will mean it's not too long before flowers start showing :D

I just got this cute digi from Stitchy Stamps, I think she's fab :D I've paper-pieced her coat hat wellies and umbreela, but I'm not sure if you can tell on the ain picture, so I've done a really bad close-up, lol, at least you can see it is paper pieced.
And I've made this with quite a few challenges in mind, so here's the list. And thank you to ALL of you for all the hard work you put into your challenge blogs, I love being able to look for challenges that actually inspire me, rather than tearing my hair out trying to finish one that I'm having trouble with. Sometimes your mojo just won't work to order, so YAY for all the choices crafters have :D

The Incy Wincy Designs challenge is to use a hat somewhere in your project.

The Sketch and Stash challenge is to follow the sketch and to use something new, which is my stamp since I just got it yesterday :)

The Pile It On challenge is "Enough of Winter Colours"

The Paperplay challenge is to make something pink white and green.

The CRAFT challenge this week is paper piecing.

The Sherrod Studio challenge is also paper piecing.

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Stamping Dragon Designs February challenge

There's a new challenge going on over at Stamping Dragon Designs, and you get a whole free kit to work with, including 3 papers and a digi stamp :D There's also a sketch to follow, this is what I came up with :)

PS I just noticed that it's meant to be a Hybrid Project, and to be honest, I'm not really sure what that is. Hopefully this counts, I'm guessing it's making a real-life item out of something digital, sorry if I've made an error.

Monday, 1 February 2010

Birthday card - Hilda don't look!

This is a card I made yesterday for three particular challenges, but I just realised that the Monochrome challenge over at Scrap and Stamp blog is for scrapbook pages rather than cards, but I loved working with the challenge anyway, so they get a plug ;) It's for my friend Hilda, who is celebrating her birthday at the end of this week, please pop along to her blog and see her wonderful creations and leave some love :D

The image is from DezinaWorld, the pearls and ribbon were in my stash and the rest I did in PSP.

I also followed the sketch over at the Character Cafe blog so I'm enetering this there.
And I'm also entering it into the Scrap Stamp and Doodle blog, which is having an open challenge this week

Blog Candy!

The lovely lovely June, over at her blog, June's Arty Retreat has put together some candy. And her blog is just packed full of eye candy too, just a beautiful person who makes beautiful artwork. Please pop along and leave some love, she totally deserves it :D

June has the most amazing collection of graphics and images and clip art and ephemera, and she gives lots of them away on a regular basis on her Art Freebies site. If you've never been before, it is WELL worth a look through, you are bound to find lots of wonderful images that you love.
AND, June also owns and runs the DezinaWorld site, where you can buy collage sheets and themed collections of her amazing graphics, you will love what's available over there. And, you can also enter her ongoing Spot Prize challenge over at the DezinaWorld blog.