Friday, 31 July 2009

Bizzy Becs - DT Call and CANDY!


Creatalicious Challenges is a new monthly challenge blog. A new challenge will be set on the 15th of every month ..... and you can make anything you wish, as long as the specific challenge is followed :o) The first challenge starts on 15th August.

They are after two more DT members at the moment. If you are interested you will need to follow the sketch on the blog and submit an entry, so pop over and have a look.

Also on offer is some rather scrummy Blog Candy which closes on the 13th August.

This is my DT entry .....



Thursday, 30 July 2009

Mojo Monday - #97

Another fab sketch from Mojo Monday this week. I'm really loving their sketches, they are so easy to work with :o)

The image is one of Sugar Nellie's Gorjuss Girls #2, coloured with Promarkers. The Sentiment was computer generated.

I couldn't get a decent picture of this one today, the weather is just too dismal. The little metal plaque in the bottom corner is really sweet - it's a single flower with a tiny ladybird just flying away from it :o)





Cardstock ......... SU Whisper White, SU Naturals Ivory
Pattern Paper ..... Adornit - Carolee's Creations 'Families Forever' Collection
Ink ............... SU Ballet Blue
Stamp Set ......... Sugar Nellie 'Gorjuss Girl #2'
Other Products .... Metal work from stash

Teri xxx

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Cutie Sunday - #52

Another challenge card today. This one for the sketch at Cutie Sunday. I have used another of the latest Gorjuss girls from Sugar Nellie for this one .... and I have coloured her with Promarkers as usual :o)





Cardstock .............. SU Whisper White, SU Barely Banana
Pattern Paper .......... NRN Designs 'Denim Days'
Stamp Set .............. Sugar Nellie 'Gorjuss Girl #3'
From SU Pretties Kit ... Flowers, Flat-Backed Pearls
Other Products ......... SU Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Letraset Rub-on (for sentiment)

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Check Out This Candy!!!!!

Sarah at Card Oasis is one of the most talented ladies I have been fortunate to 'meet' in Blogland :o) She not only makes some of the most beautiful cards ever! ...... but her 3D projects just have to be seen to be believed. Every single one is GORGEOUS! Sarah is also a super sweetie, with a very generous soul :o) She is offering one of her latest projects as blog candy. Her Tote-ally Pockets Tote is fab and she will make one up specially for the winner in the colours and style of their choice.



What do you have to do to win this????? It's easy! :o) Just leave a comment on her blog and tell her your preferences and then post about it on your blog :o)

Go on ..... have a look ..... Card Oasis. Someone will win it .... it could just be you! Although I hope not - I want it!

Teri xxx

Passion For Promarkers - #10

Passion For Promarkers challenge colours this week are COOL AQUA and PASTEL PINK. They have also specified a sketch, which must be used.





Cardstock ........ SU Bashful Blue, SU Whisper White
Pattern Paper .... Daisy Bucket 'Garden Gate' Collection
Stamp Set ........ Sugar Nellie 'Gorjuss Girl #3', SU Oval All (for sentiment)
Ink .............. SU Bashful Blue
Ribbon ........... SU Bashful Blue Striped Grosgrain
Punches .......... SU Scallop Oval, SU Large Oval

Promarkers Used ..
Hair - Primrose, Pastel Yellow, Mustard, Gold
Skin - Ivory, Blush
Dress - Blush, Dusky Pink, Pastel Pink
Balloon / Tights - Pastel Blue, Blue Pearl / Cool Aqua
Blender Pen

Sunday, 26 July 2009

Simon Says & Cupcake Craft #49

I have combined 2 challenges for this next card. Simon Says has a fabulous sketch by Dawny P and Cupcake Craft want you to create a 'Christmas Card'.





The image has been coloured with Promarker Pens. All products from Stampin' UP! unless otherwise stated.

Cardstock ........ Whisper White, Real Red
Pattern Paper .... Kaisercraft 'Cheer' Collection
Stamp Set ........ Sugar Nellie 'Pip And Presents', Best Yet (for sentiment)
Ribbon ........... Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain
Punches .......... Word Window (not available in UK)
Other Products ... Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Real Red Marker Pen

Winter Wonderland - Week 9 'Make A Tree Decoration'

This week's challenge theme over at Winter Wonderland is to 'Make A Tree Decoration'. We really hope you will give this a go this week .... But remember if you still want to continue to make cards - that's fine too :o)



I created these lovely paper snowflakes using a YouTube tutorial from the wonderful Monica Gale. If you would like to have a go yourself, then here is the link - Paper Snowflake Tutorial. These snowflakes are really easy to make and take very little paper. I have followed Monica's tutorial, but just used smaller squares of paper - 6.5cm for the Blue and Brown Snowflake and 5.5cm for the Red and Blue Snowflake.

I have used all Stampin' UP! products this week .... :o)

Cardstock ........ Chocolate Chip, Bordering Blue, Real Red
Pattern Paper .... DSP Ski Slope
Stamp Set ........ Snow Burst
Ink .............. Bordering Blue
Other Products ... Dazzling Diamonds, Silver Elastic Cord

Also this week we welcome a new DT member! The wonderful Teri S has now joined us. Please take a few minutes to checkout Teri's blog .... her projects are amazing and truly inspirational.

Teri xx

Friday, 24 July 2009

Inspirational!!!!

I'm really, really thrilled to say that today some of my projects are being featured on Inspirational!!! How fab is that? Thank you Bonnie xxxx

Teri xx

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Midnight Madness #11 / Passion For Promarkers #9

I have combined 2 challenges with this card. Midnight Madness have another fab sketch this week. I normally follow the sketch challenges quite closely, but I've gone off the wall a bit with this one :o) Hopefully not too far though and it will still be accepted :o)

Passion For Promarkers colours for this week are ROSE PINK and LIME GREEN. I must admit these aren't my favourite combination for main colours, but I was able to tone them down a bit with blending :o)





Cardstock ........ SU Whisper White, Chocolate Chip
Pattern Paper .... SEI Jolie Chocolat Series
Stamp Set ........ Sugar Nellie 'Gorjuss Girl #3'
Ink .............. SU Chocolate Chip
Other Products ... Stickles 'Crystal Ice'

Promarkers Used ..
Hair - Cool Grey 2/3/4/5, Black
Skin - Ivory, Blush
Wings - Primrose
Hair Slide / Belt / Tights - Soft Lime, Lime Green
Dress - Dusky Pink / Blossom / Rose Pink
Blender Pen

The paper I've used here is absolutely gorgeous! I cut the flowers and butterflies out of one sheet that has the most marvellous glittering on it. The 2 background papers used also have a beautiful subtle shimmer (I couldn't get this to show up well in the photos).

And ....... I loved this paper so much, I just had to decorate the inside too! This is a big first for me never, ever having done this before :o)



I love this card ..... did you guess? LOL! It's the papers that have made it extra special for me :o)

Teri xxx

Stamp With Us - Inspirational Colour Challenge

Another fab picture challenge over at Stamp With Us.



All products used are from Stampin' UP! unless otherwise stated. The image has been coloured with Promarker pens.

Cardstock ........ Whisper White, Kraft, Old Olive, Real Red, YoYo Yellow, Ballet Blue
Stamp Set ........ Crazy For Cupcakes
Ink .............. Old Olive
Ribbon ........... Kraft Taffeta
Punch ............ Horizontal Slot (USA/Canada only), Scallop Oval, Large Oval, Word Window

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Sugar Bowl #15

The Sugar Bowl have a fab sketch challenge this week. They also want you to include 'Ribbons & Bows' on your project.





The image has been coloured with Promarker Pens.

Cardstock ........ Whisper White
Pattern Paper .... Crate Paper 'Katlin Collection'
Stamp Set ........ Sugar Nellie 'Gorjuss Girl #3'
Ribbon ........... From Stash
Other Products ... Flat Backed Pearls from stash, Flower from Hobbycraft

CPS - #125

CPS have a great sketch this week. I have used one of the new Manga stamps from Sugar Nellie. I've been experimenting with fair hair and my Promarkers - so you will be seeing a few blondes on here in the next couple of weeks! I'm nowhere near happy with my fair haired beauties yet, but I know the more I practice the better I'll get ......... eventually! :o)

Here is my entry .......





All products used are Stampin' UP! unless otherwise stated. The image has been coloured with Promarker pens.

Cardstock ........ Whisper White, Chocolate Chip
Pattern Paper .... DSP Bashful Blue
Ink .............. Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip
Stamp Set ........ Sugar Nellie 'Manga Boy', WoW Flowers

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

I Like Your Style Award!!



The wonderful Lisa has sent me this gorgeous award ....... because she 'likes my style' :o) How fabulous is that??? This is such a stylish award too, whoever designed it is ace! :o) Thank you Lisa. I am thrilled to receive this from you xxxxx

Here are the rules for this award:
1.# By accepting this award you recognize that the giver ‘LIKES YOUR STYLE’.
2.# You agree to display this award proudly on your site, and include a post linking back to the giver.
3.# And because there are so many bloggers out there whose style you like, you will share this award with them… however many that may be.

I would like to pass this award on to the following very talented ladies who all have fabulous style ..... :o)

Sarah
Crystal
Christine
Sara
Rachel

Teri xxx

Monday, 20 July 2009

The Treehouse #6 / Midnight Madness #10

Another new challenge site for me for this card. Midnight Madness have a great sketch on their site for this last week and I couldn't resist.

I have also combined this one with The Treehouse's current challenge colours of CERTAINLY CELERY, PRETTY IN PINK and REGAL ROSE.





All products used are from Stampin' UP! unless otherwise stated. The image is coloured with Promarker Pens :o)

Cardstock ........ Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Pretty In Pink
Pattern Paper .... Daisy Bucket Designs 'Wrapped Wishes' Series
Stamp Set ........ Sugar Nellie 'Manga Girl #1'
Ribbon ........... 5/8" Regal Rose Grosgrain, 1/4" Certainly Celery Grosgrain
Other Products ... Flat Backed Pearls from my stash

Sunday, 19 July 2009

Card Patterns - #24

A new challenge site for me for this card. Card Patterns have a fab sketch for this week's challenge and I thought it would make a lovely new baby card :o)




All products used are Stampin' UP! unless otherwise stated :o) The image has been coloured with Promarker pens.

Cardstock ........ Whisper White, Close To Cocoa, Barely Banana
Pattern Paper .... DSP So Saffron
Stamp Set ........ Elzybells 'Teddy Antics', Nursery Necessities (for sentiment)
Stampin' Markers ... Close To Cocoa
Ribbon ........... 1" Chocolate Chip Stitched Grosgrain, 5/8" So Saffron Striped Grosgrain

Blog Candy Alert!!!!!



Gorgeous candy is on offer over at Helen's blog! It is challenge linked and you have to ....... 'Make a card or other paper craft project using circles somewhere in the design'.

This is my entry .......



All products Stampin' UP! unless otherwise stated. The image has been coloured with Promarker pens.

Cardstock ........ Whisper White, Old Olive
Pattern Paper .... DSP Sweet Always, DSP Spiced Cider
Stamp Set ........ Sugar Nellie 'Nellie & Foal', WoW Flowers (for sentiment)
Stampin' Markers ... Chocolate Chip
Ribbon ........... 5/8" Old Olive Grosgrain
Punches .......... Round Tab, EK Success Large and Medium Retro Flower
Other Products ... Gem from my stash

An Award!!!



This award has been given to me by the lovely Sara. Thank you Sara for thinking of me! xxxx

I check out Sara's blog on a regular basis. Her projects are amazing and inspiring and I pinch many of her ideas :o) It's well worth a visit if you haven't been before!

I would now like to pass this award onto the following Beautiful Bloggers .....

All my fellow Winter Wonderland DT members ....
Joey Anne Pascale Lesley and Sam

And also the following beautiful bloggers .....
Paul
Jen
Lisa
Alison
Helen

Ok ... I know you're only suppose to pass this on to 5 Beautiful Bloggers, but as Joey has awarded me with this one too .... I get 10 .. right? :o)

Teri xxx

Winter Wonderland - Week 8 'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town'

Blogger has certainly been testing us this week! It has been quite hard visiting everyone's challenge entries and leaving comments as Blogger seems to be erroring all the time! I really hope I haven't missed anyone. If I have, I'm really sorry. Hopefully the problems will be sorted soon!

This week's challenge at Winter Wonderland is 'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town'.



Apart from the ribbon all the products used are from Stampin' UP! :o)

Cardstock ........ Very Vanilla, Real Red, Old Olive
Pattern Paper .... DSP Ski Slope
Stamp Set ........ Old-Fashioned Christmas
Ink .............. Versamark
Other Products ... Gold Embossing Powder, Organza Ribbon from my stash

Don't forget to visit all the other DT's blogs this week and see their gorgeous creations :o)

Teri xxx

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Stampin' UP! - Open House!!!!

This post will stay at the top until 18th July - Please scroll down for newer postings. Thank you!


I will be having another Stampin' UP! Open House Day on Saturday 18th July between 10am and 3pm! I live near Trowbridge in Wiltshire. If you are local to me, please come along and bring a friend or two :o)

If you love Stampin UP! Or if you have not heard of them before, but would like to see their products .... please come!

I now have many of the products from both the Main Catalogue and the Mini Catalogue. You will be able to view all of these and have a play :o)

Do a 'Make and Take' ....
Try out some new techniques ....
Just come for a cuppa and a chat about the products .... :o)

Everyone welcome! It will be great to meet some new crafting 'friends'.

My address and phone numbers are at the bottom of this blog. Or contact me on my email address .... on the side bar.

Teri xxx

Friday, 17 July 2009

Elzybells - Challenge #23

The latest challenge over at Elzybells Blog is a sketch. Here is my take on it ......



I have used an Elzybells stamp from their 'Teddy Surprise' clear stamp set and coloured it with Promarkers. All the other products used are from Stampin' UP!

Cardstock ........ Whisper White, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise
Pattern Paper .... DSP Rainbow Sherbet
Stamp Set ........ Elzybells 'Teddy Surprise', Wow Flowers (for sentiment)
Ink .............. Real Red
Other Products ... Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Mojo Monday And Passion For Promarkers - #8

The challenge colours over at Passion For Promarkers this week are Ruby and Gold. They have also added an additional requirement to include Gems or Jewels on your project. I decided to combine this challenge with this week's sketch at Mojo Monday.


This is also my entry for the blog candy over at Crafty Goings On





Cardstock ........ Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red, More Mustard
Pattern Paper .... DSP Real Red
Stamp Set ........ Greeting Farm 'Hope and Grace'
Ink .............. Basic Black
Punches .......... Scallop Oval, Large Oval, Scallop Edge
Other Products ... Gems (from my stash), More Mustard 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon
Promarkers Used .. Ivory, Blush, Ruby, Carmine, Magenta, Gold, Mustard, Pastel Yellow, Cocoa, Sandstone, Cinnamon, Henna

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Winter Wonderland - #7 'Christmas Present'

This week's challenge is being sponsored by the Regina Easter of The Cutting Cafe. The winner will be drawn at random from all our entries this week. They will be able to pick 3 kits of their own choice from The Cutting Cafe online store.

The Cutting Cafe offer a wonderful selection of downloadable stamps and templates .... at really fabulous prices! The galleries on the site are also amazing and offer endless inspiration!

I used the STATIONERY BOX kit to make my first item this week. This is a little 'Christmas Present' of a box of Thank You cards.

The templates are straight forward to use and are very versatile. This kit comes with several different options for the lid. I used the 'frame' template and cut the design from the lid of my box. I then also used the same template for creating mats for my cards. The vellum envelopes were made using another template in the kit.





Cardstock ........ Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Close To Cocoa
Ink .............. Versamark
Stamp Set ........ Bella's Blooms, Thank You Kindly (sentiment)
Ribbon ........... Organza From Stash
Other Products ... Gold Embossing Powder


My second creation is a card based on this week's theme .... but I have interpreted it to mean 'Christmas Today' .. rather than 'Christmas Gift' ... and I have created a card using very modern Christmas colours :o)



Most of the products used are from Stampin' UP!

Cardstock ........ Whisper White and Rose Red
Pattern Paper .... Daisy Bucket Designs 'Wrapped Wishes' Series
Ink .............. Rose Red
Stamp Set ........ Season Of Joy stamp set
Ribbon ........... Organza From Stash
Punches .......... Scallop Oval, Large Oval

Don't forget to visit all the other DT's fab creations this week!

Teri xxx

Friday, 10 July 2009

Stamp With Us / Mojo Monday

This week's theme challenge at Stamp With Us is 'Children's Cards'. I have also used the sketch from this week's Mojo Monday challenge.





Cardstock ........ Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red
Pattern Paper .... DSP Real Red
Stamp Set ........ Greeting Farm 'Snuggle', Circle Of Friendship (sentiment)
Ink .............. Real Red
Punches .......... Scallop Circle, 1 3/8" Circle, 1 1/4" Circle, 1" Circle
Other Products ... Real Red Marker
Promarkers Used .. Ivory, Blush, Ruby, Rose Pink, Blossom, Cocoa, Sandstone, Cinnamon, Henna, Vanilla

Teri xx

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Passion For Promarkers - #7

This week's colour challenge over at Passion For Promarkes is to use the colours COCOA and CORNFLOWER. There is a sketch too this week, but as I am unable to cut anything resembling an oval shape, I decided to pass on it :o)

This is my card .......





Cardstock ........ Whisper White, Chocolate Chip
Pattern Paper .... DSP Brilliant Blue
Stamp Set ........ Gorjuss Girl II, Wow Flowers (sentiment)
Ink .............. Chocolate Chip
Punches .......... Scallop Oval, Large Oval, Word Window (USA only currently)
EK Success - Retro Flower Punches, Martha Stewart Valentine Lace
Other Products ... Stampin' Pastels, Gems from my stash
Promarkers Used .. Ivory, Blush, Cocoa, Cornflower, Blue Pearl, Sandstone, Cinnamon, Henna

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

An Award!!



Jen has kindly sent me this award! Thank you Jen, I really appreciate you thinking of me :o)

I now get to pass this along to any other blogs that I have newly discovered and am inspired by ..... so here you go ....... :o)

Joanne
Maria
Jenny
Jo

Teri xxx

Sunday, 5 July 2009

Winter Wonderland - #6 'Christmas Past'

We had some fabulous takes on our Christmas Cracker challenge last week at Winter Wonderland. Thank you to everyone who took part!

This is my card for this week's 'Christmas Past' theme challenge .......



All the products used are from Stampin' UP! except for the gold Mirri Board, which I get from Joanna Sheen's store.

Cardstock ........ Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip
Ink .............. Close To Cocoa
Stamp Set ........ Old-Fashioned Christmas
Ribbon ........... Chocolate Chip Stitched Grosgrain

This was a very quick and simple card to make. I love the stamp set used here and think the tree and sentiment are just gorgeous :o)


Don't forget to check out the blogs of the other DT Members too and see their fabulous projects!




We have also got some more Blog Candy to give away this week .... so visit our Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog and have a go!

Teri xx