Saturday, 31 August 2013

Crafthazelnuts Christmas Challenge # 140 Let's get Inky........


THIS IS A STICKY POST AND WILL REMAIN ON TOP UNTIL Monday October 14th.



I am having a DT call for My New Challenge Blog Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge Blog, Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge Blog I will be having two Teams 3 in each.

The First Challenge will be on  November 2nd if you would like to join in with some Creative Fun  please see below.......


1.  Send an e-mail to  dazziesue@aol.com with "DT Call" in the subject line.

2.  Give me a link to your blog so I can have a peep at your beautiful creations.

3.  Tell me briefly why you'd like to Join the DT.  

4.  No experience is necessary. 

5. This DT Call is open to Beginners and Advanced Crafters 



Requirements --

It will be a weekly challenge, Saturday to Saturday, and you will  be responsible for making a card or other paper craft project once every two weeks. I will have two teams of Three who will alternate challenges.

You will on occasions use Sponsors' images and products, mostly digital stamps, and follow the challenge theme. I now this is a sticky subject for some crafter's, as they like to use there own stamps, so my challenge blog, will NOT always be using a sponsor.  on the Anything goes weeks, use whatever you want but it MUST cover the theme,or Element,   I will also have once a month, a member of the DT who chooses the Challenge, 

You must have a blog on which to post your work on the day the challenge starts.

You will be responsible for commenting on a specific comment rotation during your challenge week.

You must be able to take quality photographs of your project and to post them to the DT Challenge Blog, as well as your own blog.

You must be able to consistently meet deadlines.

 Good Afternoon readers,
Hope you are all having a good day so far....... weather here in Cornwall, is a sunny one, although a bit on the chilly side out of the sun...... well both myself and hubby, had a restless night last night, the boy's could not settle ( Boys being my Two Black Labs) they were quite restless, especially Chumleigh, not used to them being so calm, usually they are charging around the house..... rang the vet's up this morning and had to go and pick up some pain killers for them....... so hopefully that will help, so I am housebound, at the moment as they are not allowed to go out for to long, 10 mins max, so hubby went up to sort my horse out this morning...... which left me to do some crafting, so I joined in with the fun over on craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge. and my entry is below......I usually scan my pictures, this is the first time I have used my camera......




Recipe for My Design 

5 by 7 Scalloped Edged White Base Card, stamped with a script design,
Script Stamp by Elusive Images 2006
Papermania Welcome Home for Christmas Sentiment Stamp
X Cut Fancy Label Die
X Cut Oval Die
Spellbinder Round Labels Die
X Cut Flourish Die
Spellbinder Flourish Die
Sissiz Country Garden Embossing Folder
Image from My Craft Stash,
Once I had die cut my layers, I distressed all of them using a Tim Holtz distress Ink Tumbled Glass. The Whole of this design has been created using just one colour Ink Tumbled Glass.


                                                                




Friday, 30 August 2013

Wicked Wednesday # 99 Magic Show.........


THIS IS A STICKY POST AND WILL REMAIN ON TOP UNTIL Monday October 14th.



I am having a DT call for My New Challenge Blog Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge Blog, Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge Blog  I will be having two Teams 3 in each.

The First Challenge will be on  November 2nd if you would like to join in with some Creative Fun  please see below.......


1.  Send an e-mail to  dazziesue@aol.com with "DT Call" in the subject line.

2.  Give me a link to your blog so I can have a peep at your beautiful creations.

3.  Tell me briefly why you'd like to Join the DT.  

4.  No experience is necessary. 

5. This DT Call is open to Beginners and Advanced Crafters 



Requirements --

It will be a weekly challenge, Saturday to Saturday, and you will  be responsible for making a card or other paper craft project once every two weeks. I will have two teams of Three who will alternate challenges.

You will on occasions use Sponsors' images and products, mostly digital stamps, and follow the challenge theme. I now this is a sticky subject for some crafter's, as they like to use there own stamps, so my challenge blog, will NOT always be using a sponsor.  on the Anything goes weeks, use whatever you want but it MUST cover the theme,or Element,   I will also have once a month, a member of the DT who chooses the Challenge, 

You must have a blog on which to post your work on the day the challenge starts.

You will be responsible for commenting on a specific comment rotation during your challenge week.

You must be able to take quality photographs of your project and to post them to the DT Challenge Blog, as well as your own blog.

You must be able to consistently meet deadlines.



                                               Good Afternoon Readers
Well the weather here in Cornwall is a bit on the gloomy side today, had some of the misty rain this morning, well have found it hard to settle to anything today, my Black Labs went to the vets, to be snipped..... so have been ringing the vets for updates, hated leaving them this morning, could have quite easily brought them back home, but they have both been done, and I am just waiting to get a time as to when I can pick them up...... hopefully not to long, so once I heard they were both out of surgery and doing Ok, I joined in with the fun over on wickedwednesdayatc and my design is below,........

                                                                           

Recipe for my ATC,
2.5 by 3.5 White Base Card, covered in a Paper stack design sheet,
Digi Stamp by Delicious Doodles, I think
Magician Hat Computer Generated
Image shaded using Spectrum Noir Pens 


Thursday, 29 August 2013

Christmas Cards All Year Round August Challenge Make it Fussy ..........


THIS IS A STICKY POST AND WILL REMAIN ON TOP UNTIL Monday October 14th.



I am having a DT call for My New Challenge Blog Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge Blog,  Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge Blog  I will be having two Teams 3 in each.

The First Challenge will be on  November 2nd if you would like to join in with some Creative Fun  please see below.......


1.  Send an e-mail to  dazziesue@aol.com with "DT Call" in the subject line.
2.  Give me a link to your blog so I can have a peep at your beautiful creations.

3.  Tell me briefly why you'd like to Join the DT.  

4.  No experience is necessary. 

5. This DT Call is open to Beginners and Advanced Crafters 



Requirements --

It will be a weekly challenge, Saturday to Saturday, and you will  be responsible for making a card or other paper craft project once every two weeks. I will have two teams of Three who will alternate challenges.

You will on occasions use Sponsors' images and products, mostly digital stamps, and follow the challenge theme. I now this is a sticky subject for some crafter's, as they like to use there own stamps, so my challenge blog, will NOT always be using a sponsor.  on the Anything goes weeks, use whatever you want but it MUST cover the theme,or Element,   I will also have once a month, a member of the DT who chooses the Challenge, 

You must have a blog on which to post your work on the day the challenge starts.

You will be responsible for commenting on a specific comment rotation during your challenge week.

You must be able to take quality photographs of your project and to post them to the DT Challenge Blog, as well as your own blog.

You must be able to consistently meet deadlines.

                                               Good Afternoon Readers
Yes it's me again....... well had another tidy of my Craft Room, and I have been breaking up old pieces of jewellery to add to my future Card projects, I had lots of odd earrings and broken brooches, so out came the wire cutters, was quite a stress buster actually......so I now have a nice little box filled with bling...... the reason for doing a second blog is also to join in with the fun over at christmascardsallyearround. and my Design is below........

                                                                 


                                                       christmascardsallyearround.
Recipe for my Design
C5 Cream Satin Base Card
Cream Satin Card also used for the die cuts 
Antique Rose Lace
Sissix Closed Tag Die
Big Shot Small Tag Die
Large Tag cut using the Cricut Machine
Sizzix Country Garden Embossing Folder
x Cut Large and Small Flourish Die
Image from Pantheon Arts
Crystal Gems
Holographic Greetings Peel Off 

                                                                    

Inkspirational Challenge # 35...................



Good Morning Readers,
Well I hope you are all well, and recovered from the Bank Holiday....... weather here in Cornwall today a bit on the grey side, looks as if we may get a spot of rain, well up the yard as per usual this morning, usual chores, and of course the coffee and chat with the girls, I have found it hard to settle to anything this week, so much going on...... but also the boys my two black labs, go to the vets in the morning, to be castrated..... so I will be a nervous wreck tomorrow, wishing the time away till I can go and collect them...... have a couple of visits planned in the morning to take my mind of it, well as you can see from the above I have decided to go and create my own blog challenge, I must be mad...... well those who no me will know I do not do thing by halves, It is something I have wanted to do for a while, but needed to get the confidence to do it, and I keep getting told to believe in myself, so I am, and I will give both Blogs my all, The FTT blog will close after the existing challenge has finished, to make the changes I want to it, and then it will be all systems go, I would like to thank those who have guided me in this direction, you all gave me the kick up the b..m I needed, This morning however I have managed to join in with the fun over on  inkspirationalchallenges and my Design is Below. The Bugaboo Digi Stamp I used for this Design, just about sums it all up......




Recipe for my Design,
C5 White Base Card, distressed with an Archival Pigment Ink Pad Peacock,
Pale Blue Parchment Paper
Anita Wood Mounted Butterfly Stamp
Bugaboo Sentiment Stamp
Tim Holtz Mustard Seed Ink Pad
Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet Ink Pad
Tim Holt Milled Lavender Ink Pad
Spellbinder Round Label
X Cut Border Die
Sissix Country Cottage Embossing Folder.













Tuesday, 27 August 2013

CASology Challenge # 59 Book .........

Good Afternoon Readers,
Well hope you all had a good Bank Holiday....... back to normal, well for most of us anyhoo, well if you read my previous blog today, you will all now I will be taking over as owner of the Fat Tastic Tuesday Challenge Blog........ I have a mixture of feelings at the moment, but I will give my best....... the blog challenges in the past have all been Sketches, but the New Challenges, will be anything goes with a twist...... the projects will remain on a 4 x 4 scale........ but the entrants will be able to let there creative juices flow, as long as the element of that week is used in the design, it will also be a weekly challenge, instead of fortnightly, the challenges will be open to all from beginners to the advanced, but mostly we want you to have FUN...... I am looking forward to a New Adventure......... anyhoo getting back to today, I have managed to join in the fun over on casology. and my Design is below....





Recipe for my Design
C5 White Base Card,
Lovey Dovey Silhouette Digi Stamp by Stitchy Bear
Sentiment Computer Generated printed Abstract to give different tones




Fat -Tastic Tuesday Challenge # 9 Inspiration Post..........Sad and Excited.....

Good Morning Readers,
Well it's that time again, and I have some sad but exciting news at the same time, firstly the sad news is that we have to say goodbye to Patty and Abbie, as the co-owners of Fat Tastic Tuesday Challenge Blog, they have given the challenge there all, but due to there other commitments, they no longer have the time to commit to the Blog, So I have decided to become the new owner of FTTT,I would like to to take this opportunity to thank Patty, she has been a star,in helping to make my decision in the first place, and also the continued support and help she has given, even though she has a heavy workload herself, she has also kindly offered to stay on for a short while to help me through the transition, and to be a Guest Designer once in a while......  the blog has been running for approx 4 months, and unfortunately the entries have not been as anticipated ,FTTT has a lot of followers, but not many entrants, at the mo that is....... so I would like to share my exciting new's with you all, Yikes....what have I done lol, this is all new to me, so I am excited and apprehensive all in one, I will close the blog, at the end of this challenge, for approx 2 weeks, to make any changes needed, at the moment the challenges have been sketch orientated,  but I will be having anything goes challenges, with a twist........ also the challenges will be on a weekly basis, and still on a Tuesday, and they will remain 4 by 4 products......... so you never now I may be asking for a Partner in crime....... anyhoo that's about it for the mo, as I need to go and hide away in a corner somewhere, until this all sinks in, so without further ado ,below is my DT entry, for the Inspiration Post oh NO my last as a DT member....... 





Monday, 26 August 2013

House of Cards Challenge Shabby and Vintage.......

Good Afternoon Readers,
Well having a good day so far....... done quite a bit around the house, even took everything of my display cabinet in the hall, it was beginning to resemble a piece of furniture, that would not have looked out of place,in house that had been empty for a while,  I do not like ornaments, of any kind shape or form, they clutter and collect dust, as my cabinet was living proof of, the only ornaments I possess, are a collection of Horses that my friend sherry gave me and 4 very pretty Fairies, anything else that I have had brought for me, has remained in the box, never to see light of day...... the good thing is that my family are aware that I do not like ornaments, so I do not have many full boxes in the attic....... so cabinet is now dust and cobweb free...... at one point this morning I had two hoovers on the go, one upstairs and one down...... dogs refused to come in from the garden, until my hoover frenzy had subsided,  house is now quite and dogs are lying in there bed in my craft room, have also been busy on my computer, designing a few things for a future project, that I am unable to talk about at the mo, all will be revealed in a while...... anyhoo, have been able to join in with the fun over on houseofcardschallenge. and my design is below.....





Recipe for my Design
8 by 8 White Base Card, covered in a design sheet by Debbie Moore,
Contrasting Design Sheets used for the Die Cuts,
Spellbinder Round Labels
Spellbinder Border Die
X Cut Shabby Flower Die
X Cut Dragonfly Die
X Cut Flourish Die
Cameo Charm
Crystal Gems 
Sissix Country Cottage Embossing Folder
3 x Autocollant Butterfly Stickers


Artistic Inspiration Challenge # 56 Swirls..........

Good Morning Readers,
Well it's officially the start of my holiday, not back in to work until next Monday........... today I will do a few things around the house and then settle in to my craft room...... heaven, the weather here in Cornwall is sunny, so may sit in the garden and have lunch..... it makes a change to have sun on a bank holiday, normally it's raining......so what do you all have planned for the day, for many of us it still means work, gone are the day's that everything closed for these day's , sign of the times...... anyhoo, it's that time again over on artisticinspirationschallenges. and our fab sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps, and my DT entry is below I went for a monochrome colour scheme for this design, so whatever you end up doing today, have fun......   


Recipe for my Design,
Square White Base Card
Black Sparkle Foam
Image from Bugaboo Stamps 
White Blooms from Crafters Companion
Scroll's cut using my X Cut Scroll Die
2 x brads

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Christmas Card Challenge # 39 Punches.....

Good Evening Readers
A rather late blog for me today..... just got in from taking the rabble and Hubby for a walk..... it is a lovely evening, a bit windy but still warm, we also had to drop Hubbies car over to our mechanic for a service........ another reason why I am late blogging, well on my return from the yard this morning, I called in to my son's Stevie and had a coffee and a chat, and my Grandson Jacob was showing me what the fridge held, and the cupboards and the washing machine...... and when I left and returned home, I had a rather ruthless clear out of my craft room, I have been meaning to do it for a while, so even though a lot of stuff got put in a black bag, I also found things I had forgot I had, but at the mo I have space to create...... for how long who now's...... which leaves me the whole of tomorrow to craft, and sort a few things out on my computer......  Hubby has my truck as he is working...... so I will not be tempted to load up the rabble and go of gallivanting, I did however manage to join in with the fun over on christmascardchallenges and my entry is below.......
  

Recipe for Design
Square White Base Card,
Embossed in the centre using the Sissix Country Cottage Embossing Folder
Spellbinder Gold Label Die
Papermania Welcome Home for Christmas Holly Stamp
Tim Holtz Weathered Wood Distress Ink
3 x Silver Gems
Spectrum Noir Red Ink Pen for Berries 



Saturday, 24 August 2013

House of Cards Month Two Classic and Elegant........

Hello Again Readers,

Hope you are all well, yes it is still Saturday, and Yes I have blogged again........ well went in to town to get some bling, for my crafting..... and of course  I had to get two new embossing folders, and some Dove Craft Glitter Glue's, and some card charm's........ I also brought a book, I love girly books, so purchased, The Rise and Fall of a Domestic Diva, by Sarah May........ and then went and met up with Sherry and Mark, for a coffee, and of course a couple of drink's, sat out in the Garden's and it was lovely...... then returned home, this morning I started to design a card for the challenge over on houseofcardschallenge but was unable to finish it as I needed some pearls, and the style I wanted to create was just perfect for one of my new embossing folders.........


Recipe for my Design,
Square White Card Blank, Embossed in the center with a Sissix Country Cottage Embossing Folder.
Vintage Image from a CD by Pantheon Arts and Graphics
Spellbinder Label Die
Mint Green Card Stock 
4 x Faux Pearls 





52 { Christmas } Card Throwdown August Embellishment Challenge Canvas ........

Good Afternoon readers,
A more of an early blog today....... weather here in Cornwall at the mo, is a bit on the grey side..... started of lovely, hope it does not rain, as I have stripped the beds......... well up early this morning, fully refreshed from a good night's sleep, up the yard as per usual, rode Ace, gave him quite a shock, as he had thought he had retired,  not been up all week work an all, Daddy has been bringing him in, feeding him carrots and apples, but not today...... then ran the rabble, so quite an active morning, meeting a couple of friends in town for a coffee and a chat later today, and I need to pop in to the little craft shop in town, ran out of bling...... but have managed to join in with the fun over on 52cct.blogspot were the challenge is to use Canvas.......


 

Recipe for my Design,
Square Base Card, randomly stamped with the Christmas Tree image using Tim Holtz Rusted Hinge Ink Pad
Canvas stained with a Tea Bag, ( A Real One not Ink )
Bottom Layer then stained using Tim Holtz Rusted Hinge, left the top layer with just the dye from the Tea Bag,
Papermania Welcome Home Christmas Tree Stamp, stamped using Tim Holtz Rusted Hinge,
Papermania Welcome Home Christmas Sentiment stamped also using Rusted Hinge,
A Glitter Border from Anita's used down one side,
Eastern Promise Paper used for the Christmas Bauble in Brown and Cream,
Spellbinder Gold Label Die
Spellbinder Christmas Bauble Die 




Friday, 23 August 2013

ATCs With Attitude Challenge # 47 Beach Fun..............

Good Evening Readers,
Late post for me today, finished my fourth night shift this morning, so have only just come too, just in time for bedtime lol, anyhoo hope you are all well, I have not visited blogland the last couple of day's, not to post anyhow, but have checked in to see what's been occurring....... had some great news yesterday, my eldest daughter Sarah, has passed her University Diploma, and is now a qualified Theatre Practitioner, I am so proud of her, she has had some tough stuff to deal with lately, but she still managed to pass, and I will be going to see her receive her Diploma in September, so will take loads of pics...... and me, well I have some exciting things going on at the mo, but  I am unable to share them with you just yet........... about another month, and all will be revealed.... so as far as crafting, have not done much at all, did have a play around with my new Spellbinder Bitty Blossom die, which was fun, and I also purchased some more of the Tim Holtz  distress ink, Squeezed Lemonade, Chipped Sapphire and Spun Sugar, I've got hooked on distressing at the mo, so cannot wait to experiment with them all, I did manage to create an entry for the challenge over on attitudewithatcs. and I used one of the Inks I purchased at the beginning of the week, Tumbled Glass, and my entry is below. I would also like to take this the opportunity to thank the DT at ATC's with Attitude for picking me in the top three for challenge # 46, Thank You Ladies.


Recipe for my ATC
2.5 by 3.5 White Base Card, Distressed with Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Ink
Happy Summer Sentiment Cut from a Graze Box
Kite Image cut from a Design sheet by Raspberry Road
Beach Girl Digi Stamp by Bugaboo Stamps
Pink Hessian used for Beach Mat
Round Punch for Beach Ball
Image shaded using Spectrum Noir Pens


Monday, 19 August 2013

Fat-Tastic Tuesday Challenge # 9 Should have Gnome .....................

             Good Morning Readers,
Well have just fell in the front door,  just finished my first of four night shift's, and once again we were short staffed ............. was a busy night, and we are nearing a full moon,  and the effect that has on people, is really quite amazing, but we got through the night all safe and sound, but I was glad when that clock struck 07.00
anyhoo, it's that time of the week again, and it is another great challenge over on 
Fat -Tastic Tuesday, so come on over and join in the fun.......our fab sponsors this time is Lacy Sunshine, well  I am off to bed shortly will speak again soon........                     





                                                         





Recipe for my Design,
4 by 4 White Base Card, covered in a design sheet by Eastern Promise,
X Cut Leaf Embossing Folder
Pink Card Stock
White Card Stock
Digi Stamp by Lacy Sunshine
Shaded using Water Colour Pencils
Perfect Petal by Crafters Companion 
3 x Pink Pearls



Christmas Card Challenge # 38 Non Traditional Christmas Image.......

Good Afternoon Readers,
Hope you all had a good weekend........First things first, I would like to welcome Vanildekleine, thank you for taking the time to join my blog ,please pop back from time to time......  well it's that Monday morning feeling again....... and for many of us it's the start of  work again..... me the start of four night shift's....... so went down to see my Mum this morning, to have a coffee and a chat........ she is looking sooo much better since her spell in hospital, and she has given up smoking as well, so things are looking up, although she has been suffering from some side effects, which appears perfectly normal according to the internet, what she should have done was to cut down, till she eventually she had none, but Mum has stopped all, hence the side effects, I am so proud of her for doing it...... wish I could do the same for chocolate.......... but hey I don't smoke or drink, so a girl's gotta have something...... although, hubby say's my vice is craft stash......... yep think he has a point, this morning, I went on the dreaded E-Bay, and purchased some Tim Holtz distress inks, Tea Dye, Rusted Hinge, Tumbled Glass, and Victorian Velvet, and I also got the Spellbinders Bitty Blossom Die, so yes I think Hubby was right, shh don't tell him....... below is my entry for the challenge over on christmascardchallenges. the theme is a non traditional Christmas Image..


Recipe for my Design
6 by 6 White Base Card, covered with a design sheet from Kate Knight's Christmas Stack,
Bugaboo Stamp Violet
Spellbinder Gold Label 4
Spellbinders Christmas Ornament Dies
Image shaded using Spectrum Noir Pens 

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Tea Dye
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Tumbled Glass

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Victorian Velvet

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Rusted Hinge


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This is how it cuts can not wait to get it so I can play