Friday 30 April 2010

Spesch Designer Stamps Blog Hop!

Welcome to Spesch Designer Stamps first blog hop. 
Today we are going to be showing you 6 new stamps which are going to be ready for release soon!

Kei is a charming young lady who is so pretty and loves her butterflies. As you will see on the hop as you go round. If you came to me from Kaylou you are on the right track. However, if you've come here from your dash board, or just stumbled across my blog, head on over to Spesch Stamps Blog and start the hop from scratch!

Below I have used Kei with Butterfly Balloon!
Isn't she adorable.
Kei, like I said above loves butterflies and I reckon this little beauty was a very lucky girl to get this beautiful shaped balloon from a party she's been to!

Here she is all pretty in blue! 

Image coloured with Prisma Colour Pencils and blended with odourless White Spirit
I have used K&Co papers - Hopscotch, with backing card by papermania
Brads are from stash as are the beads on the Pearled Head pins. I glued them in place. 

Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts with the leaves and the small pearl spray.

Kei with Butterfly Balloon
The little highlight on the butterfly balloon and butterfly hair accessory was created by Smooch Pearl Accent Ink - It shows up really 'BULKY' on the photo, but on the card IRL its lovely and very subtle.

Thank you for popping by, don't forget to leave comments on everyone who is showing a card today in the Blog Hop for Spesch Designer Stamps to be in with a chance to win the entire Kei Collection - Thats 6 gorgeous digital image!

Your next stop is Poala

Good Luck and Have Fun!

I'm entering this card into Stamp With Fun Challenge which a lovely sketch this week!

Thursday 29 April 2010

Stamps for sale on eBay!

Click here to be taken to my page :o)

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday 27 April 2010

Sketch Saturday

My Mojo has gone on a walkabout. I've managed to get a card made, I'm happy with it (ish ish). I LOVE the image, and the layout, but I dunno. Maybe it needs more? Flowers maybe? I dunno... lol

I've made this card using the Sketch over at Sketch Saturday
Its a nice easy one this week, which is why I had so much trouble using it ha ha.

This gorgeously cute image is from Di's Digi Downloads! Its called Sharing a Birthday Note!
I LOVE him. I'm not one to usually go for cats but awe - bless... I love the kitten looking over his shoulder! So Sweet!

The papers are Papermania and are called Rose Garden and are beautiful. 
I bought TWO packs, one to keep and one to use lol! 
How sad is that! 
I know I will use both sets. 
Just wish they did more than two of each in a set! The sentiment is also part of the Rose Garden collection, and I've added Glossy Accents to give it a nice raised effect. 
Gems are from Stash, and I used the MS Butterfly punch for the inside of the easel card.

And here is a little close up of Di's Image! coloured with Copics.
Also used Glossy Accents here to give their noses a shine, and added some to the candle, heart wax on envelope and the ribbon on the pressie!

Thank you for popping by! 

Monday 26 April 2010

Tiny Candy for my Followers!

I accidentally managed to order two of a kind stamps. 

Truth be told, I won one on e Bay which I've been using and at the same time I put a big order into the Magnolia Web Shop and forgot I'd already bought the Oops Tilda from the So Yummy Collection.

So if you would like the chance of winning this stamp

and you ARE ALREADY a follower of my blog 
(current standings is 395 last person being Sharon)

You can answer me this simple question:

What's your most favourite thing to cook or make in the kitchen that you like to eat!?

Once you've done that, pop your name in Mr Linky!

I will announce a winner drawn with Random.Org on Friday 30th

Saturday 24 April 2010

Stamp Something Challenge

This week over at Stamp Something they have 'Charmed Somethings' as the theme.

I've gone for a quick and simple card, I think my mojo has also up and gone somewhere when I made this. Nevermind!

Image - Moonlight Whispers Francesca from Kraftin Kimmie and coloured with Distress Inks
Papers are Basic Grey and I forget which collection :o(
Ribbon and charms from stash

Close up of Francesca

A big thank you to the Stamp Something Team for picking me as one of their Top 5 for the Layer Something challenge which was this card here.
Thank you for coming by today! I hope you all have a wonderful week!

Friday 23 April 2010

Rach's Candy - Celebrating the launch of her new blog!

If you remember, a little while ago, Blog Land lost a lovely crafter who decided it was time to have a break. I missed visiting her and seeing her wonderful WoJ and Mo Manning creations to name a couple. The things this lady can do with Copics well - I'm in awe. This lovely lady came back to Blog Land a little while ago and Yey - All the better for Bloggers who Craft!

I'm of course talking of Rach! If you've not been to her new blog yet - have a peek - its amazing.. I think EVERY paper crafter will be jealous of her craft room! Its gorgeous and full of stuff I'd love to get my hands on but can only Dream! 

Rach is offering the candy below 

Rach somehow - managed to get her crafty mitts on a second Hanglar Stanglar Set of Stamps... I cant believe that the candy includes these elusive stamps. Plus some gorgeous Tim Holtz Idea-ology papers - They look amazing!

Who ever wins will be one happy crafter!

Thank you Rach for the chance to win!
Ends May 2nd

Spesch Stamp Candy Winner!

Well, its just gone mid day and I've put the relevant details into Mr Random.Org, and he's picked!

Please email me your details hun and I will get cute little Bonnie to you ASAP!
BIG congratulations!

Thank you to everyone who entered and spread the word - I also want to thank everyone who left me lovely comments too!

Stampin' for the Weekend - Getting to Know You and Sad News!

Good Morning everyone.

When I made the card for today I never envisioned the post I was going to write would be a sad one!

I've come to a decision to leave Stampin' for the Weekend as I've missed out so much on Poppys little life already due to the cancer, treatment and I am now looking at having more surgery in June to remove my Gall Bladder. I'm looking forward to June as I will be visiting my parents and I will get to meet my best mates little girl Abigail Eleanor too! (I'm waiting for the card to dry before I blog it).

Its been a rough and turbulent year and I feel that I need to sit down and craft for me. I have loved being on the Stampin' for the Weekend Team, but when Donna and I started it up, I never for the life of me thought it was going to take so much organising!

So I've stepped down and  the lovely Stampin' girls are going to take over from me! I see some changes happening and I know they will be for the better!

My card this week is based on the theme 'Getting to Know You!'
The Stampin' Girls and I would like to see you base your cards or projects on your all time favourite book - or one of your favourites!

The Sponsors this week are Michelle Perkett and Tracey from Spesch Designer Stamps

Michelle is offering the lucky winner a pack of her 12 greetings cards with her own art work on them and a choice of Digital Stamp.
Tracey is also sponsoring the challenge, and is offering some Digital Images from Spesch Designer Stamps. 
Tracey is also one of our lovely talented Guest Designers this week, as is Fi. Its her second challenge with us at Stampin, and sadly her last. Its been fun having you aboard hun!

My card this week is as follows:

I have loved this book from being very little. I've read it lots of times, but have lost my copy from when I was at school - I think I will have to buy a new one!
I've used Alice from Spesch Designer Stamps and coloured her with Copics.
The papers are from Papermania and are the black and white Capsule Collection.
I took some inspiration from the following pictures!

Thanks for popping by, and please do visit Stampin' for the Weekend - Actually take in the Teams Cards and Comment on them. After all they've worked so hard to bring you these comments, a little love wouldn't go amiss! 

Wednesday 21 April 2010

A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge 'Happy Birthday'

You might think the card below is for a young boy, alas no. Take a look at the sentiment!

Its computer generated for my computer freak boyfriend who loves Sim Racing on the PC and also any war game on the X-BOX 360

I'm entering this into A Spoon Full of Sugar challenge which has a 'Birthday' theme this week!

He turned 31 on Tuesday. To celebrate we had friends round for a BBQ as the weather was lovely, sun was shining, no clouds and was rather hot! Towards the end of the evening, when the sun was getting ready to be tucked up for the night, we all came in doors
I've used Lili of the Valley image -
Computer Fun, and coloured him with Distress Re-Inkers
Papers are from K&Co and are called HopScotch
Button from stash and sentiment created in Word
The layout used for this card was based on a sketch created by my good friend Donna. When Donna has a few minutes spare, she makes up sketchs and she was kind enough to share them with me for inspiration, so BIG THANK YOU Donna
Thanks for popping by

Sunday 18 April 2010

Stamped Image Box for Papertake Weekly and Stamp Something

My good friend Donna posted on her blog the other day a box she made following a tutorial. The box she made was to store Stamped Images - So I had a look at the tutorial and had a go myself. The tutorial can be found here
I have used a bright blue card for the main part of the box, and white card for the accordion sides.
I've layered some Blueberry Hill papers onto a light blue Core'dinations card stock and distressed both edges and added some Vintage photo to give an aged effect.
I have used Lady Tilda and coloured her with Distress Inks.
This is the front view, I've created the 'Once Upon a Stamp' with the PC with the font Scriptina Pro.
I've used Prince Philip the Frog (small version) too and coloured him to match the papers with Distress Inks
Here is the Fairytale Snail (small version) which was in the Spring Kit
and last but not least - Lady Tilda.

I am entering this Stamped Image Box into two challenge as the title of my post would suggest 

Papertake Weekly Challenge (Cutie Pie) - Keep it nice and cute!
Stamp Something (I'm hoping I can enter this box as its different from my card and I couldnt find anything to say I couldnt enter twice, if by chance a second entry is not allowed - please ignore my posting)

Big Wishes Blog Candy!

How amazing is this - I've copied this from Elizabeth Bell's Web Site!

"Here it is, another BIG blog candy give away! Yaay!!

I’m going to make this quick as my head feels like someone is crashing around inside it with a jack-hammer and has decided to sing on top of the din with a voice that is loud, badly off tune and very, very clear LOL! 

So, what do you wish for? (Right now, I wish for an Advil haha)

Other than winning this candy (hehe), please let us know what it is you would love to have, or see happen in your life. And if you did get your wish, what would you do with it?

Leave your answer below this post, including your first name and where you are from. If you have a blog, please leave your blog address and post this candy on your blog somewhere too. If you don’t have a blog, that is okay, you are welcome to join in the candy for a chance to win these fantastic prizes:

Belles ‘n Whistles’ Spring, Clean and Summer Collection in 6 beautiful clear stamps (which are selling out fast, and includes “Wishes”, the image as shown above), and 6 adorable, now RARE, Christmas stamps in quality red rubber (some of which are no longer available), a total of 12 stamps! 

* The Belles ‘n Whistles Christmas stamps, all beautifully pre-cut and mounted, and now extremely rare, are:

Star of Bethlehem
The Christmas Door
Two Turtle Doves
Christmas Hearth
Gingerbread Corner
Baking with Nana

* Whiff of Joy’s Blooming Spring AND Birdie Love delightful Collections (a total of 13 stamps PLUS sentiments)


SCACD's gorgeous stamps on one full sheet containing SCACD’s “Sampler Edition 3” designed by Yours Truly ;)

This means the winner receives a total of over 30 gorgeous stamps including sentiments from Whiff of Joy! Woohoo!!

Anyone, anywhere in the world can enter. This Candy will close in one week, Saturday April 24th at midnight, and the winner will be announced on Sunday April 25th at 8pm here on my blog. The winner’s name will be drawn randomly and the goodies will be shipped shortly after as soon as I receive your mailing address.

Please allow approximately 2 weeks for delivery of your prizes if you are in the USA and 3 to 4 weeks if you are overseas. Please remember that I am more than happy to cover the shipping but I do not cover customs fees. Your package will always be shipped in perfect condition, but I am not responsible for any damages or loss that may occur during the freight. 

Good luck to you all, and I hope your wish comes true!

I now am going to fulfill my wish and take that Advil including a big drink of water... Oh look, hubby just brought me an ice cream cone instead... doh! LOL :)

Big Hugs!


Gorgeous collection of stamps - Who ever wins will be only lucky and very HAPPY stamper!!
Keeping my fingers crossed its me hehe!

Friday 16 April 2010

Spesch Stamp Candy, Friday Sketchers and Stamp Something Challenges!

*~*~* This post will stay up top until 23rd April. Please scroll down for newer posts. *~*~*
I've been a busy bee this evening. The lovely Tracey - Owner of Spesch Designer Stamps is having some of the Digital Images made into Clear Polymer Stamps. The first one on the list is this cutie below who is called Bonnie - Very apt - don't you think?

Well this morning I received my stamp, and an extra one that I paid for to offer as a Candy. 
*~*~*~* Please see below! *~*~*~*

I'm entering this card into two challenges
Friday Sketchers (A sketch obviously) and Stamp Something (Something Layered)

Bonnie has been coloured with Distress Inks - Faded Denim, Antique Linen, Walnut Stain and Tattered Rose
I have used Blueberry Hill Papers and coloured card stock by Papermania - Distressed with  Vintage Photo Ink Pad
Blue Gems from Hero Arts (Part of a Candy I won with Sir Stampalot!)
Flowers and spray from Wild Orchid Crafts (flowers have been glimmer misted with Iridescent Gold)
Ribbon from Stash

*~*~* CANDY *~*~*
To offer as a candy I have this beautiful Spesch Designer Stamp of Bonnie
She is not yet available to the public yet, so who ever wins her will be one lucky bunny!
(Please note - the card is not included in the Candy!)
Please leave a link with Mr Linky by Thursday at 8pm and I will draw a winner on Friday 23 at 12:00pm (mid day GMT+1)
If you could blog or spread the word I'd be ever so grateful! 
But this is not a requirement!

Good Luck!

My Spesch Designer Stamp Candy

Please click here to find out what Candy I have and how to enter!

Ends Friday 23rd at Mid Day! 
Winner will be announced not long after!

Thursday 15 April 2010

Spesch Designer Stamp Release!

*~*~*~*~* Engagement *~*~*~*~*

Tracey is releasing this stamp and will be in the Spesch Stamps Esty store fairly soon (within the next 24 hours).

Tracey asked the lovely Christina - artist who came up with the gorgeous Alice stamps among others to design an engagement stamp and this is what the out come was:

I printed it straight on to white card and coloured the image with Copics in shades of C1, C3, C5 and C7 and  blended them together. I added some Stickles to the diamond ring.
The Sentiments were also printed onto the card and the font used for the word Engagement is Scriptina. I added some clear gems to the E, 2nd G and the T.

Thank you for looking, and please check out the Spesch Stamps Etsy store. I'm sure you will find more stamps to love when you go looking for this one!

Celebrating Earth Day!!

The lovely Linda from the blog Natural Suburbia is hosting a gorgeous give away sponsored by Natural Kids Team on Etsy in honour of Earth Day! 

Below are the gorgous give-aways which have been donated by various people

Wooden Crafted Play Irons

Gorgeous Play Silk

Cute Felt Snail

The Natural Kids Team is a group of exceptionally talented artists that create the most amazing treasures which are natural and earth friendly. When we think of Earth Day, it allows us to ponder how we can be kinder to our planet, how we as individuals CAN make a difference... Buying toys for our children that are environmentally friendly is a step in the right direction. If one day these toys were to end up in a land fill they would simply return to the earth in a sustainable manner. This resonates deep within my soul and creates peace of mind...

Please pop along and have a look!

Monday 12 April 2010

Spesch Stamps becoming Clear - Polymer Stamps that is!

This little cutie is just gorgeous. Her name is Bonnie and she is so sweet!

I've not got round to using her myself, but just look at her! How adorable?!
Tracey from Spesch Designer Stamps has decided to get this beauty made up into a Clear Polymer Stamp. You can pre-order her by clicking here an leaving your details for Tracey!

Ooo how exciting. Watch this space to see which Digi Stamp(s) get turned to Clear Stamps! Tracey will be selling clear stamps for $8.50 but if you register your interest today you can get her for $7.00 but only with this preorder.

It will take approximately 2-3weeks for the stamp to come in once she orders them and will run the preorder for one week (so that means she will be in in approx 4 weeks).
Leave a comment on 
this post and you will be sent an invoice when she comes in.
Only the people who comment on this post will get her at the preorder price so please make sure you get in on time!

Saturday 10 April 2010

1 card - 3 challenges!

Hello again! This time I have a card to show instead of candies, not as sweet, but just as nice!

I've gone and made this card to three different challenges:

The first is the Sir Stampalot Challenge - It is their first one, and the team have come up with some amazing 'Fantasy' cards and projects - so if you fancy a go, you have all month to make a card or project with the theme of 'Fantasy!' 
*Hoping my froggie is allowed as he is a prince after all!*

The second challenge I am entering this card for is at Meljen's Designs - Challenges and Inspiration blog - the theme there is 'Girly Colours'. I hope my Pinks and Greens fit the bill. 
*fingers crossed*

And thirdly - Tuesday Morning Sketches - the sketch this week can be found here and it was a nice one to work with! Will have to save it for a later date to work with again!

The 'Frog Prince' image is from Meljen Designs and can be found here, there are LOADS of gorgeous whimsical Digi images a crafter could dream about! Love them all, but so many - just not enough pennies! Coloured with one of my favourite mediums - Copics

I have used papers by MME - Pretty Please (a free stack of papers with a magazine a little while ago)

Card Stock from Papermania's Core'dinations range~

Ribbon and gems from stash

MS - Heart border punch for the bottom detail

Sentiment - Computer generated and printed straight onto the base card

A little close up for you!

Thank you for popping by! 
Have a lovely weekend!