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Monday, 29 November 2010

BasicGrey Blog Candy # 32





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 Sunday 12th December 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 would be interested to find out : Have you put your Christmas decorations up yet ?!

For example, you would type your answer as Jo Nevill (No)

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.





Winner - BasicGrey Blog Candy #31

So sorry for the delay.

The winner of my BasicGrey Blog Candy is.....

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

15 - Heaney

Timestamp: 2010-11-29 15:26:36 UTC


Many congratulations and enjoy your goodies !

Saturday, 27 November 2010

BasicGrey Challenges - A Recipe


Here we are again for another BasicGrey Challenges ! Where does the time go ?!

"For this fortnights Challenge we would like you to use the following Recipe :)

4 Different Types of Embellishments

(You can have as many of each type as you wish, as long as there are 4 different kinds, for example Ribbon, Pearls, Flowers, Charms etc etc)

3 Different Patterned Papers

You can have as many plain matting papers as you wish, just as long as there are 3 patterned papers)


1-2 Images and/or 1-2 Sentiments

(You can choose to have up to 2 in either of these, or even both if you wish)

Don't forget though, to be eligible to win the fab prize for this challenge you MUST use at least one item from BasicGrey somewhere on your creation, it would also be helpful if you could state on your post what that item is, makes it easier for us you see :)"



My four embellies are the ribbon, bell, pearls and punched holly.

The three patterned papers I used are a mixture of Jovial and Eskimo Kisses.

The image is the gorgeous Lil Christmas Evie by Tickled Pink Stamps. I just love their quirky images and this is the first one I have bought. I thought perhaps hubby could have this card for his Christmas card this year to remind him of me ! hehehehe !!! (I don't think !!).

The sentiment is a ticket stamp by Whimsey Stamps and I stamped it onto a Tim Holtz ticket die.

I also used the snow flurries die for the red card. These on the edge dies are fantastic and so effective !

We hope you can join us this week in our challenge and we look forward to seeing all your amazing creations. The DT have awesome inspiration for you over on the challenge blog.


Take care and wrap up warm. We had a very disappointing very small sprinkling of snow this morning but boy, its freeeeeeezing !

Love 'n' hugs,

Friday, 26 November 2010

Simon Says Challenge - Let it Snow !


No, you are not seeing things, I am very late with my SSC card this week. I've had enormous problems with my PC not connecting to the internet and was unable to upload my card until this morning. Hopefully better late than never !

This week our challenge over at Simon Says Challenge is Let It Snow ! I am sure there are many of you making your Christmas cards at the moment so why not join in with our challenge ? There is a fabulous prize of a $25 P&P free shopping spree in the Simon Says Stamp Store and if we manage to get over 500 entries to our challenge this week, Lols is going to bend Heidi's arm to add an extra Christmas package into the winner's package. Please help us beat our amazing number of entries for last week of 466 ! Go on, I am sure we can do it !!!




Sorry about the photo for starters !!

The DP's are Echo Park "Wintertime", a gorgeous set of papers of not only rich warm colours but also whites and icy blues - yum !

The stamps I used are some old Magnolia stamps. The Snowman is called "Edwin's Snowman" and the verse is the words to "Frosty The Snowman". The colouring has been done with ProMarkers. I have added a good amount of icicle Stickles and also glamour dust for all the sparkly bits !

The white card border has been cut with Tim Holtz's snowflake border die. I have also added lots of glamour dust to the snowflakes.

The ribbon and button are from my stash.

We look forward to seeing all your Christmassy creations and hope you can join us in our challenge.

The rest of the DT's cards are just amazing - you must go over and have a look !

Take care and wrap up warm and thank's so much for your visit today.

Love 'n' hugs,


Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Simon Says Challenge - Sparkle


Good morning ! Goodness, what a wet and blustery one it is too ! How things change so quickly. I was scraping the ice off the car yesterday morning !

Anyway, snuggle up warm in your craft room and come and join us in our challenge over at Simon Says Challenge ! We have a lovely one for you this week, SPARKLE ! The DT are showcasing Whiff of Joy stamps this week and also heat embossing. If you have any Whiff of Joy stamps and/or the equipment for heat embossing, we would love to see what you can come up with but its not necessary for this challenge.



The DP's are by Memory Box.

The image is a Whiff of Joy image. The swirls around the outside edge are also by Whiff of Joy.Simon Says Stamp has a great range of Whiff of Joy stamps including lots of Christmas ones. I added some picket fence stickles as snow and also dabbed some on the holly.

The holly was punched from a Martha Stewart Holly Punch. The berries are red wooden beads I found in my stash.

The sentiment is a Melissa Frances transfer. I see that you can also buy the same sentiment set in a set of clear stamps too which would be really handy. You can see the stamp set here.

The heat embossing is around the edge of the patterned paper. I inked the edges with Versamark ink and then heat embossed using gold embossing powder. It is so sparkly in real life !

There is a fantastic prize of a $25 shopping spree in the Simon Say Stamp Store for the lucky winner so I hope you can come and join us !





Thank you for your visit today and for any comments you may leave, they always mean so much.


Take care and be *sparkly* !


Love 'n' hugs,


Monday, 15 November 2010

BasicGrey Blog Candy # 31



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 Sunday 28th November 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 would be interested to find out : Favourite Die Cutting Machine

For example, you would type your answer as Jo Nevill (Big Shot)

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.





Winner - BasicGrey Blog Candy #30

Here we are again to announce the winner of that gorgeous BasicGrey Blog Candy.

I am happy to announce the winner is....

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

64 - Casper

Timestamp: 2010-11-15 09:54:35 UTC


Many congratulations. Please email me with your full name and address so I can ask Steph at Simon Says Stamp to send you your goodies !

Saturday, 13 November 2010

BasicGrey Challenges - Wings

Hello ! I hope you are all well ? I've had another busy week and I still haven't managed to shake off this cold, its driving me mad now ! Would you believe I still haven't unpacked my bags from the NEC ! Shameful !! The place where I work is in such a mess I just don't know where to start putting it all away. I need to give it a good sort out.

Here we are with another BasicGrey Challenge for you. This fortnight, our challenge is WINGS. We would like to see you use wings on your card in the form of angels, butterflies, dragonflies, birds, anything with wings ! Please also remember you do have to use at least one BasicGrey product on your card.







The DP's are a mixture of Capella and Wassail. The bunting has been made from a sheet of Wassail which is conveniently in triangle shapes ! I just had to attach them to the string and stick them to the card !!

The image is a gorgeous Hanglar I finally managed to get my hands on through e-bay (thank's Rach !). She has been coloured with ProMarkers. The sentiment is from a set by Waltzingmouse Stamps.

The lace is from my stash.

The vintage mistletoe is by Prima and the other flowers are from my stash.

I have edged some of the papers with Platinum stickles which are lovely and vintagey.

Sorry about the bad photo, it is so dark here at the moment with all these storms. The electric lights have been on all day long recently.

There is a fantastic prize of a $25 shopping spree from Simon Says Stamp for the lucky winner !

The rest of the DT's cards are just gorgeous, you must hop over to the BasicGrey Challenge Blog to look at them and join us in our challenge.

Thank you for your visit and for any comments you may leave. Have a fantastic weekend !

Love 'n' hugs,

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Simon Says Challenge - Prince Charming


Wow, is it Wednesday already ?

I hope you all had a great weekend and for those of you who went to the NEC, an amazing weekend ! I went on Saturday and met up with all my wonderful friends there and was thrilled to meet Mina, Crafty Lou, Andie and Dena for the first time. Dena came all the way from Texas ! I did take a couple of photos but have no idea how to get them off my phone ! I know Heather took lots so I'll see if I can pinch some from her to put on here.

Well, this week's challenge over at Simon Says Challenge is Prince Charming. We would like to see any project made for a male and it must include a charm on it - simples !!

There is a $25 shopping spree for the lucky winner around the Simon Says Stamp Store.

We are again joined by our Guest DT DawnyP who has also agreed to say on an extra week.

The fella I chose for my card is of course male and is absolutely full of charm !!



Yes, it's one of the Whiff of Joy Santa's from last year ! This one is called "Baking Santa". I just love him to bits - have you seen those slippers ! hehehe !! He has been coloured with ProMarkers and I stamped the new Magnolia holly swirl stamp around the outside edge in Antique Linen distress ink.

The DP's are a mixture of Cosmo Cricket Mitten Weather and Magnolia paper from last year.

The ribbon and sleigh charm are from my stash.

The label is from an Inkadinkado set called "Christmas Tag Wishes".

We look forward to seeing all your Prince Charming projects !!

Thank you for your visit and for any comments you may leave, they are always appreciated.

Hope you have a great week !

I am also entering my card in Whiff of Joy Challenges as their theme is "Christmas Card".

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Simon Says Challenge - Are You All White ?


I'm so sorry, yet again, for being soooo late with my card. I'm not very good lately, am I ? I was going to make my card yesterday seeing as we were away all last week but yesterday became very disorganised and very busy and I just didn't have the chance. I then had the headache of all headaches last night and now today I have a raging sore throat and full of cold ! I want my bed :o(

Anyway, while the pills were working I made my card for this week's challenge over at Simon Says Challenge which is to make a project only in white. The image is the only thing that is allowed any colour !




I have used one of the gorgeous new Tilda's from the Merry Little Christmas 2010 collection which is now in stock at Simon Says Stamp.

The sentiment is a Melissa Frances transfer.

I used vellum to cover the card front and this is attached with snowflake brads as I have never yet found anything that glues vellum which doesn't show !!

The ribbon is from my stash.

The snowflake is a Sizzix die.

There is a good squeeze of Icicle Stickles and Diamond Stickles on anything that looked like it needed it !!

There is a fantastic prize of a $25 shopping spree in the Simon Says Stamp Store for the lucky winner !

Dawny P joins us again this week as our Guest DT. All the cards from the DT are just so inspirational again this week - you must check them all out !

We hope you can join us this week !

I'm off for a snuggle on the sofa with my girls. I need to get better in time for Saturday as its NEC day !


Take care and thank's for visiting me today !

Challenges

ABC Christmas Challenge - W for Winter Wonderland

Bah Humbug - Presents

Everybody's Art Challenge - Untraditional Christmas

Wild Orchid - Classic Christmas

Craft Your Days Away - All White

Fussy and Fancy - Winter Wonderland

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

BasicGrey Blog Candy # 30



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 Sunday 14th November 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 would be interested to find out : Favourite stamping ink

For example, you would type your answer as Jo Nevill (Memento)

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.
















BasicGrey Blog Candy Winner

I am so sorry for the delay in drawing the winner of my Blog Candy. Life seem to have taken over rather and my PC is playing up too ! Anyway, without further ado, the lucky winner of those gorgeous, Christmassy goodies is........

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

35 - Camilla

Timestamp: 2010-11-02 09:08:50 UTC

Many congratulations Camilla !


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