Tuesday, 31 August 2010
Just how excited are we in the Nevill household ? VERY !
I have been so lucky to be published by Cardmaking and Papercraft these last few months and the girls who work at the mag have been so fantastic and helpful - thank you Kirstie and Lucy ! x
We are excited because the October edition of the magazine goes on sale today and you can see not only my cards in the Designer Challenge but Mollie is also in this month's edition with her card for Kid's Corner ! You can imagine how much she jumped up and down when she saw herself in print !!
You will also see lots of other familiar faces in there too - its a fantastic and inspiring issue !
Please buy it and let us know what you think !
Have a great day and thank's for your visit.
Love 'n' hugs,
Monday, 30 August 2010
The BasicGrey Challenges Team"
Saturday, 28 August 2010
Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog - Distressed Birthdays
Wednesday, 25 August 2010
The DP's are Pink Paislee "Queen Bee" which you can now buy in the Simon Says Stamp Store along with lots of other yummy papers !
The image is by Penny Black and is called "Pieces of Quiet" (if only we could all get our kids to do this for us !!). I have paper pieced his trousers and jumper and coloured the rest with ProMarkers.
The buttons are by BasicGrey.
The stars I cut from my Cricut (I knew it would come in handy for something !!).
Everything I have used you can buy in the Simon Says Stamp Store !
There is a prize of a $25 P&P free shopping spree in the Simon Says Stamp Store kindly donated by Heidi.
I have followed our super duper talented DT's member, Domi, sketch over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge so I'm also going to enter this challenge.
We hope you can join us and we look forward to seeing your paper piecing.
Right, I'm now zooming off to take Mollie to a diving lesson. She dived off the 3 metre board yesterday (gulp !) - what a brave girl - you wouldn't catch me up there !!
Take care and thank you for your visit,
Saturday, 21 August 2010
Well, here we are again with another fantastic BasicGrey Blog Candy courtesty of Simon Says Stamp !
Just look at these amazing goodies you could win !
So, what do you have to do to win my candy ? Some of you will be used to it by now but for those first timers, here goes :
Well, there are no strict rules and the comments I make below are not compulsory to enter this draw but it would be nice if :
You could give your support to Simon Says Stamp, BasicGrey Challenges and myself by becoming a follower if you are not already. Links to both of these are in my sidebar.
Add my blog candy to your sidebar and please feel free to "take away" my blinkie
Join in with us at BasicGrey Challenges and also Simon Says Stamp's challenge blog, Simon Says Challenge ! You can combine challenges with both of these challenge blogs which is great news ! Links to both of these are in my sidebar and relevant posts.
This blog candy will be open to everyone Worldwide (including all DT members of both challenge blogs) until Saturday 4th September when I shall draw a winner with a random number generator and post a new fabby blog candy for you to enter.
To make it much quicker for me to choose a winner, I am using inlinkz but there is a catch !!!Every fortnight I shall ask you a question and I would like you to answer that question after your name. It will be a one word answer so not difficult.
I've just come back from holiday. I haven't been abroad for a long time but I absolutely adored my holidays to Florida and Greece. So this fortnight, I would like to know....
What is your favourite holiday destination ?
For example, you would type your answer as Jo Nevill (Florida)
Anyone not leaving the answer to my question in inlinkz will have their name deleted to stop spammers and also people only entering for the sake of it (if you know what I mean and I don't wish to be rude in anyway).
I would like to give a huge thank you to both Heidi and Steph of Simon Says Stamp for giving me this fantastic candy again for you to win.
The lucky winner of my BasicGrey Blog Candy kindly donated by Simon Says Stamp is.......
Random Integer Generator
Here are your random integers, generated without replacement: 57 - CarolJenks
Timestamp: 2010-08-21 20:46:46 UTC
Many congratulations. Could you please email me so I can arrange for Steph to send your goodies to you.
The DP's I have used are BasicGrey Indian Summer which are full of rich, warm colours. Just love 'em !
The image is by Crafty Individuals and I have stamped this onto some linen fabric I had in my stash with some archival ink in chocolate. I frayed the edges of the linen and then inked the edges with vintage photo distress ink.
The little brads are by BasicGrey.
The flourishes are the Tim Holtz/Sizzix dies.
The flower is a Tim Holtz/Sizzix tattered florals flower which I cut from the same linen as the image, I stamped a Hero Arts text stamp onto it and sprayed it with old lace, cranberry and harvest orange glimmer mist.
We look forward to seeing your creations with fabric.
Right, must dash. I'm making the most of hubs being home and giving the house a late Spring clean ! It's quite a sad event really as its forced us to get rid of quite a few baby things like the nappy box, stair gate at the bottom of the stairs and the toy box from our bedroom. The happy news is that the bedroom now looks HUGE and adult again !
Take care, have a great weekend and we hope you can come and join us this week in our challenge.
Love 'n' hugs,
Wednesday, 18 August 2010
Well, just look at the state of this blog ! Poor thing is so neglected ! We have just returned from our holiday in the Isle of Wight. We had a mixed time, the campsite was awful, the weather was very mixed but we made the most of it and had a wonderful time with plenty of laughs along the way.
The DP's are Basic Grey Basics in Kraft and Manila. I added some picket fence crackle paint to the edges and inked them with vintage photo distress ink.
The top of the kraft paper has been punched with a notebook punch from Stampin Up.
The "Family" stamp is by Heidi Swapp.
The sprockets and gears are by Tim Holtz and I added a game spinner to the centre of one of them also by Tim Holtz.
The clip is by Tim Holtz too !
All these yummies can be found in the Simon Says Stamp Store !
The brown twill ribbon is from my stash.
I have added pages inside the album ready for photos from kraft card.
The chipboard coasters are actually the card found on the back of telephone note pads. I pop into my old place of work every so often and they save them for me instead of putting them in the bin ! I just rounded the corners with a corner rounding punch.
There is a fantastic prize of a $25 P&P free shopping spree !
The rest of the DT have made some very inspiring gifts, please hop over and have a look. We can't wait to see what you make !
Thank you for your visit and for any comments you may leave. Hopefully I shall be around just a little bit more than usual !
Love 'n' hugs,
Wednesday, 11 August 2010
Our theme this week is summertime blues so we would like to see a summertime theme and we would also like you to add some blue ! The DT are this week showcasing Stampabilities stamps. If you have any of these cutie stamps we would love to see them but if not, you can use anything you like !
The DP's are DCWV "The Green Stack"
The image is a Stampabilities "Gruffies" stamp called "Wheelbarrow Ride" and this has been coloured with ProMarkers
The ribbon is from my stash.
The ticket is a stamp by Hero Arts
The dew drops are from Simon Says Stamp
The rest of the DT's cards are just gorgeous, you must hop over and go and see them !
Saturday, 7 August 2010
The DP's are BasicGrey "Capella".
The image is Tilda with a tulip which I bought at the NEC last year and would you believe this is the first time I have inked her up - sorry Tilda. She has been coloured with ProMarkers.
The pearls are from my stash.The flowers are a mixture of rose buds from my stash and Prima "Shabby Chic" which are from Simon Says Stamp. I was also clever and sprayed the flowers with "pearl" glimmer mist ! hehehe !! The pearl brads are by Papermania (years old !!).
The lace is from my stash.
The sentiment is by CC Designs, Amy R Stamps "Handy Additions" and I have stamped this onto a Spellbinders ornate tag.
We look forward to seeing your pearly creations !
Don't forget, you still have another week to enter my blog candy. The link is in my sidebar !
Thank you so much for your visit and for any comment you may leave, they always mean so much.
See you soon,
Love 'n' hugs,