Sunday, December 6, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Our lovely friend Enfys who lives 3 months in the UK and then three months in US is showing her generosity again by offering two different sets of blog candy. She has identified that there are things in the UK that US people cannot get for love nor money and vice versa, so she has two sets of candy to give away. If you live outside the US or UK then you are going to be allowed to choose your preference - how lucky is that? Nothing complicated to do, leave a message and if you have a blog post a link - what could be simpler? Go one have a go - you have to be in it to win it! So go one treat yourself to the chance to win visit Enfys's blog here
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Help Cricut to celebrate their 100th Cricut cartridge—Winter Woodland! That’s right, they have reached 100 cartridges. They’re giving away 100 cartridges over five weeks (20 per week).
Here’s how it will work.
Each week they will be posting a thread. When you respond to the thread you will be entered to win. You can enter once by replying and you can enter a second time by posting on your blog about the celebration and linking back to the cartridge product page.
Here is the link to include in your blog. Once you’ve posted on your blog with the link back you can post again to the thread.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Now you have two opportunities to enter the prize draw one is to sign up to the message board at http://www.cricut.com/messageboard/tm.aspx?m=5248058&mpage=1, the other is to post a link like me telling of the 100 carts that are going to be given away over the next four weeks with a link back to the product and then visit back to the message board and tell everybody you have left a link.
Go on treat yourself and post away, fingers crossed for everybody.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Stephanie is being really really generous again, she never seems to stop! More lovely blog candy and all you need to do is leave a comment and put a link on your blog if possible but not essential. Pop over and see some of her wonderful designs as well as the glorious blog candy.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Less than a week to go to stand the chance of winning this brand new cart. There are four different ways in which you can take part to win this cart and Julia will post internationally. Don't miss your chance, you need to be in it to win it. Hurry over now to jujubeesscrapbookcorner. Must make it over before August 21st to stand your chance.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
This amazing blog candy is up for grabs, just a few days left to take part. Opportunity finishes on August 9th. For your chance to win the punches go over to Paper Crafts by Rach and leave a comment. Sit back and wait to see if you win. Dont forget if you have a blog to post the candy on your blog, in a post or in the sidebar whichever suits you better. Go on you have to be in it to win it!
Monday, July 20, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Now also Sam is looking for new design team members on Lilly-Boos Boutique. Her drawings are so scrummy to manipulate and colour, what an opportunity.
Lily-Boo DT call.
We are looking to add to our existing DT.
If you are interested, please send us 3 photos of your favourite work.
Tell us why you would like to be on the design team.
Tell us the address of your blog and any forums that you visit regularly.
In return you will be sent Lily-Boo images to work with and will be expected to produce 3 cards or projects each month, to be shown on the website, and on your blog.
The Design Team term will run for 6 months until February 2010.
Applications to be sent by email to Sam and Louat email@example.com you could pop'DT CALL'in the subject box that would be a huge help to my spam box!!
closing date 02/08/2009
Well I cant remember who said it, so I cannot give the credit - "you have to be in it to win it". I am having a go so you never know I might be lucky or I might not but one thing for certain if you don't try you dont stand a chance!
Friday, July 10, 2009
Lilly-Boo's images are great to work with and great value. £1.99 gets you a set of six images that are totally resizeable and could be computer coloured as well as coloured by hand, the choice is yours. Do pop in and have a look at her images there are a couple of freebies so you can try your hand.
The recipe for this card was to colour the image using Promarkers and then cut out the image (still need to work on this cutting out thing!). I then cuttlebugged the 'for a day' and inked it over with a blue inkpad to tone with the backing paper which is from a nursery pad for boys. I also inked a matt white piece of card with the same blue ink pad and also a yellow inkpad and then embossed it with the Happy Birthday cuttlebug folder and pieced the mats together on a white card base. The cut out boy and bike I put on with dimension pads. I did consider in my minds eye using silicone and trying to distort the shape of the front tyre but I thought that might look better in my minds eye and not work out in reality, so being short of time I did not take the risk I played safe.
I would love to hear your thoughts and comments, thanks for dropping in.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
This is a hand coloured image from the Owl collection on Lilly-Boo's Boutique. The images come in sets of 6 costing £1.99 for a set. There are 22 collections covering varying different themes. The images can be coloured in by hand - I used Promarkers - or can be coloured and sized in a graphics program.
I am using this card as entry for the 6th Polkadoodle challenge which required a hand coloured image and 'ribbon' made from paper. I did follow the sketch provided by Polkadoodles for inspiration and placed a dry embossed rectangle of self coloured card in the bottom left corner.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Each week a challenge is set on our thread and we all offer our version. This week the challenge was from a sketch, the sketch could be twisted or turned but must be recognisable. You can see the sketch at the top of this post.
I have chosen to use pearlised card which does tend to reflect back when you are photographing the card but I hope you can still see sufficient detail. I stamped the sentiment with Stazon ink on matching pink card.
Thank you for keep popping by, I hope you enjoy what you see.
Friday, June 26, 2009
You have to be in it to win it - or so the saying goes. Pop over to visit Debbi, apart from being quite inspirational she is celebrating 10,000 visitors and is offering some amazing candy but even more could be added as if she reaches 100 followers she will add more candy.
Nothing complicated to do; all you have to do to stand a chance of winning the candy is:-
"Link this candy on your blog - either in a post or on your sidebar, I'm not fussy
Become a follower, if you're not already
leave me a comment on this post, telling me what ONE crafty thing you would buy if money was no object and why.
You may enter only once."
Go on have a go - you never know you could be the lucky one!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
A few weeks ago on the Cricut Message Board in the UK Crafters thread a few of us decided to get together and have a card swap. It was decided that we could have it as a handbag or a briefcase or a ruck sack, any bag at all really.
As I decided that men cards' are always difficult I would go for a more unisex look and created a briefcase.
I thought long and hard about the sentiment and decided it was not to be a birthday card so went for 'Thanks', also I had never done any form of a pop-up card so decided to combine the two things together, as can be seen above.
I am so excited to see what the other members send me.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Dont miss this opportunity to win the most amazing quantity of candy, the only variety that will not cause you to put on weight!. What do you have to do? Pop over here, leave a comment and start following the blog - simple enough so take a moment or two to do it.
My brother is a keen gardener and loves fresh flowers. He is a teacher and lives alone in a flat attached to his school but whenever you visit his flat there are always fresh flowers, so I decided to do a floral card for him.
I have been playing with the macro setting on my camera and we have some amazing poppies at the moment, despite the rain so I based my card around one of these poppy pictures. Then I saw this weeks polkadoodle challenge and decided the two projects could be one.
I have used an acetate outer sleeve and placed three flowers on here cut from matching card that have been run through the cuttlebug in the devine swirl embossing folder and then inked. The oval component is the photograph printed on photo paper, then I cut a cardboard section and attached the oval compenent half on the card half above. I had already printed the sentiment on the card prior to printing. I also distortes the image in photoshop and made a background pattern and printed this on vellum and punched the flower out which was attached to the card. The finsihed result is as can be seen in the photograph.
Thank you for popping by and looking at what I have been doing.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Look at this amazing candy, it is being given away by our very own globe trotting Enfys on her blog. Not only does she give away amazing candy but she also crafts some amazing cards. Take a moment from your busy schedule and search through her amazing blog. Click here and it will take you straight to the chance to win the candy. All you need to do is leave a comment and post a link from your blog to the competition
A monochromatic joy fold card for father's day. A few diamonte added for a bit of sparkle.
Happy Father's Day was created in inkscape and then saved as an .svg file and then imported into Sure Cuts A Lot for cutting.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
On the Cricut message board UK thread, we recently set each other a challenge to create a stubby diamond card. I decided to make mine into a card that could be used for Father's Day. My husband used to enjoy a game of poker when he was young and I believe this is a Royal Flush which is the best hand to have - mind you what do I know about poker - absolutely nothing.
I am afraid there was no use of the Cricut on this; the stubby diamond is created by folding an A4 sheet the playing cards where out of the crackers at Christmas and I computer generated the words 'Dealt the winning hand' and then cut out with a circular punch. The green base representing a card table is that 'foamy stuff' forgotten the name and then I scanned the Royal Flush once I had stuck the cards together and before I stuck them on the card and created a background paper. Then I matted this with red metallic card.
I have had to be sneaky to post this as he often looks in on the blog to see what I have been doing and I want this to be a surprise, but he is on a course this week so too tired to look in and by the time the course is finished Father's Day will have been and gone. Sneaky eh!
This is how to fold the card to achieve a stubby diamond.
I hope you have enjoyed this card and it has sparked some inspiration within yourself. Thanks for popping in and please do keep popping by.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
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Thursday, June 4, 2009
Now this is how it looks as you start to open it out.
This is when it is fully opened.
I am totally happy with the mechanics of the card and have created an svg file to cut the base card and also one to cut the separate mats. I have to say I am hoping my brother is more ecstatic over it then I am. I feel the decorating has not got that 'vavoom'! But what can you do for men. I have put a blank mat on the back to actually write our greetings on.
I am left a little flat after burning the midnight oil to get it done as it needs to be in the post today, I would love to hear any constructive comments you all have to make.
Thanks for popping in and looking and listening.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
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Now to think what I shall attempt next!
Friday, May 15, 2009
As well as this impressive invitation there is blog to give away by the ton or should I now be putting tonne? If anybody is lucky enough to win the candy they will truly be busy, their crafting area will be overflowing with wondeful products. They say a picture paints a thousand words so scan over all this wonderful candy.
Get your creative mojo working and follow this Dollie's blog, you could be the lucky winner!
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Can anybody tell me if I need to alter a setting so that the comments appear underneath the posting rather than in a link that you have to click on to read them.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
When possible I will post designs, files etc for purchase at a nominal price through PayPal but first I have to learn how to do that!