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Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Simon Says Challenge - A Shaped Card





Welcome to Simon Says Challenge ! Thank you to everyone who joined in with our newspaper challenge last week - your entries were fantastic !

This week our challenge is SHAPED CARDS. The DT are showcasing Spellbinders products so if you have any, we would love to see them but if not, it is not compulsory for this challenge.

The lucky winner will of course win that super duper $50 spending spree in the Simon Says Stamp Store ! Thank's again Heidi for being so generous.








The Spellbinders nesties I used for this card are Classic Circles and Scalloped Circles.

The DP's are Fancy Pants "It's The Little Things"

The image is from the MFT set "Just My Type"


We hope you can join us in our challenge this week. The rest of the DT have made some amazing cards for your inspiration of all different shapes !

Thank you for your visit and have a great week.


Saturday, 23 July 2011

BasicGrey Challenges - Heather's Sketch



Welcome to another BasicGrey Challenges !

Yes, its that time again when we have another challenge for you ! Heather has designed a fantastic sketch for you all, I hope you enjoy it !


Just remember you just need to use at least one BasicGrey product to be able to qualify for our fantastic prize of a $25 spending spree in the Simon Says Stamp Store !





I made this card for the girls' dance teacher who is having an operation at the end of the month. I hope this little cutie ballerina brings a smile to her face !


The DP's are BasicGrey "Urban Prairie".


The image is by Lilli of the Valley and she has been coloured with a mix of ProMarkers and Copics and also the Copic Spica pen which gives it a lovely sparkle.


The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.


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


Thank you for you visit and have a great weekend.


Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Simon Says Challenge - Use Newspaper !




Wow, thank you so much to everyone who joined in with our Anything Goes challenge last week. We had 1121 entries altogether, the most we have ever had so thank you. As a special thank you Heidi gave away two $50 shopping sprees to check the blog to see if you are a lucky winner !

This week we welcome two new DT members to the family so please hop over to the challenge blog and give them a warm welcome !

Our challenge this week is to use NEWSPAPER. It can be the real mccoy, newsprint designer paper, a stamped image or even something that you find inside a newspaper. The rest of the DT have made some amazing cards for your inspiration.

The lucky winner will of course win that super duper $50 spending spree in the Simon Says Stamp Store ! Thank's again Heidi for being so generous.









The DP's I used are Fancy Pants "It's The Little Things" and these have all been machine stitched. I also used real newspaper too !

The images of course by Magnolia and we have Love News Tilda and the Postbag with Love Letters stamps. These have been coloured with a mixture of Copics and ProMarkers.

The sentiment is from a MFT clear stamp and die-namics set called "Just My Type".

We hope you can join us again this week and we can't wait to see all your entries !

I am entering my card for the following challenges :

Craft Your Passion - Use Text

Hooked on Crafts - With Love

Magnolia Down Under - Make a Scene (could be pushing my luck with this one ?!)

Thank you for your visit and have a great day !


Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Huge Prizes over at Simon Says Challenge !




PLUS


IF we make it to 1000 entries this week over at Simon Says Challenge, Heidi will give a $50 voucher to 2 lucky entrants to spend in the Simon Says Stamp Store !!! Please link any creations that you have made since last Wednesday ,,,, Anything Goes !!! :-)

Good Luck to all :-)




Papertake Weekly - Getting Cute !



Welcome to another Papertake Weekly ! Thank you to everyone who joined in with our "Hot" challenge last week, just a shame we could only imagine what it feels like !!!

This week its all about getting cute - a very easy one I am sure you will agree.

We are being sponsored by Wendy's Digital Delights and we have two fantastic guest designers too !



The DP's are by Marianne Design "Roses are Red" and these have all been machine stitched

The image is by Penny Black from the clear set called "Betsy Bluebell". These are just the sweetest and cutest images ! She has been coloured with a mix of Copics and ProMarkers.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and I have just fallen in love with the sweetheart flowers so be prepared to see a lot of those coming up !

I am entering the following Challenges :

Totally Papercrafts - Girly Girls

Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes

Hooked on Craft - With Love

Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Before I leave you I just want to mention that my lovely friend Sandie has some super duper blog candy on her blog which ends on 31st July ! There is a link to the candy in my sidebar so if you click on the photo you should zoom straight to it !

Thank you for your visit. Hope you have a great day and see you back here tomorrow for Simon Says Challenge !

Thursday, 14 July 2011

PaperPlay Challenges - Things with Wings !



Welcome to another PaperPlay Challenges.

This week we have a lovely challenge for you THINGS WITH WINGS.

We are being sponsored by Meljen's Designs .




The DP's are First Edition Papers "Animal Antics" and these have all been machine stitched.

The image is by Meljen's Designs and is called "Firefly Fairy". She has been coloured with a mixture of Copics and ProMarkers and lots and lots of Stickles !

The sentiment is by Lilli of the Valley.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts with the lovely Magnolia Doohickey flourish behind them.

We hope you can join us in our challenge this week.

I am entering my card into the following challenges :

Divas By Design - Pastels

Flutterby Wednesdays - Fairys, butterflys etc. with photo inspiration

Clear It Out Challenge - Wings

Thank you for your visit and hope to see you again soon !


Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Simon Says Challenge - Anything Goes !





Good morning and welcome to another Simon Says Challenge !

Thank you to everyone who joined in with our stitching challenge last week, your entries were all amazing.

Before moving on to this weeks challenge we would like to welcome Becca aka Becca's Crafty Corner to the team !! I am sure that you will all have visited Becca's blog but if not you are really in for a treat ! :-) Welcome aboard Becca :-)



This week our challenge is ANYTHING GOES. The DT are showcasing "Stamps Happen" stamps. If you have any "Stamps Happen" stamps we would love to see them but if not, it is not compulsory for this challenge.

The lucky winner will of course win that super duper $50 spending spree in the Simon Says Stamp Store ! Thank's again Heidi for being so generous.






The DP's are My Mind's Eye - Lime Twist - Life of the Party which have all been machine stitched.

The image is by Stamps Happen and is called "Fairy with Balloon" and has been coloured with a mix of Copics and ProMarkers

The buttons are from my stash.

The sentiment is from an old Melissa Frances clear stamp set.

We hope you can join us in our challenge this week and we look forward to seeing all your amazing creations. The DT's cards are just gorgeous, please hop over and take a look for your inspiration.

I am entering the following challenges :

Crazy Amigo Challenge - Things that Fly

Deep Ocean Challenge Blog - Cards

Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Thank you for your visit and enjoy the sunshine today (while it lasts !).




Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Papertake Weekly - Hot, Hot, Hot !



Helloooo ! and welcome to another Papertake Weekly Challenge !

This week our challenge for you is HOT HOT HOT (if only !) so we would like to see some hot colours i.e. red, orange, yellow, pinks. There are some beauties made by the DT, take a lot at the challenge blog for inspiration !

We are being sponsored by The Ribbon Girl.





The DP's are Pink Paislee "Soiree" which are just perfect for bright Summery cards and these have all been machine stitched.

The image is a digi stamp by Some Odd Girl called "Sunny Mae" and she has been coloured with a mixture of Copics and ProMarkers. I have of course added some glossy accents to her sunglasses.

The postcard I made using a mixture of Tim Holtz postcard stamps and a postcard stamp from Lilli of the Valley.

The lettering is by Jenni Bowlin and I picked these up at the NEC ages ago.

The ribbon is from my stash and the flowers are a mixture from my stash and Wild Orchid Crafts.

We hope you can join us in our challenge this week and we look forward to seeing your hot creations !!!

I am entering my card into the following challenges :

Some Odd Girl - Bright and Blinding

The Crazy Challenge - Summertime

Creative Stamp Friends - Summer

Lexi's Creations - At the Beach

Paper Playtime - Summer

Thank you for your visit !

Sunday, 10 July 2011

It's Time For......Cupcake Sunday !!!

Good evening ! I hope you have had a great weekend ?

Today is the hubsters Birthday and after enjoying the cupcakes I made for the first time last weekend his request was that I made some more preferably with chocolate in them so on with the apron and chef's hat and taaaa darrrrr - here we go !!!





This was a very simple recipe actually found by my mate Sandie (who I ought to mention has some super duper blog candy on her blog which finishes on 31st July) this morning when I was hastily trying to find a chocolate cupcake recipe on the internet because I had of course left it to the last minute !! My angel on horseback signed into MSN and found me this one !! A lot less faffing about, you just chuck all the ingredients in a bowl and mix - simples even for a novice like me !


They went down a storm !


I found a lovely sounding recipe for carrot cake cupcakes today so keep your eyes peeled for hopefully another Cupcake Sunday !!!


Have a great week and thank's for your yummy visit !!


Saturday, 9 July 2011

BasicGrey Challenges - Doilies and Ribbons




It's Saturday and another BasicGrey Challenges !


Before I tell you about our challenge this week I would just like to congratulate our amazing and wonderful daughter Mollie on her super duper school report. She has just completely blown us away with the levels she has achieved this year and we are so proud of her ! She has worked so hard and we couldn't be more delighted that she has been rewarded for all her efforts - well done darlin ! xxxx

Now, back to BasicGrey Challenges ! Our challenge for the next couple of weeks is DOILIES AND RIBBONS - very easy ! Just remember you just need to use at least one BasicGrey product to be able to qualify for our fantastic prize of a $25 spending spree in the Simon Says Stamp Store !



The DP's are BasicGrey "Marrakech" and these have all been sewn by machine. I always forget about this paper pad but are perfect for this bright card.

The image is a digi stamp by Some Odd Girl and is called "Beachy Tia" - dont' you just love her ! I just love these images/stamps, they are so quirky and fantastic to colour. She has been coloured with a mixture of ProMarkers and Copics. I added some glossy accents on her sunglasses which I am really pleased the photo picked up.

The doily and ribbon are from my stash.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

That wonderful sentiment is by Hero Arts, from a pack that Simon Says Stamp sent me in a DT pack but I am sure you must be able to buy it in a clear stamp set. I shall have a look and if I find it, I will link it !!!

We hope you can join us in our challenge and we look forward to seeing your fabulous entries.

I am entering my card for the following challenges :-

Some Odd Girl - Bright and Blinding !

Card Makin Mama's - Summertime (being sponsored by Some Odd Girl !)

Totally Papercrafts - The Beach

Dutch Dare Card Challenges - Summer Fun

Stampin B's - Beach Scene

Thank you for your visit and I hope you have a fandabbydozy weekend !

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Simon Says Challenge - A Stich in Time





Good morning and welcome to another Simon Says Challenge ! Another bright and sunny morning and I'm raring to go today !

Our challenge this week is "A Stitch in Time" so we would like to see stitching on your projects - simples !

The lucky winner will of course win that super duper $50 spending spree in the Simon Says Stamp Store ! Thank's again Heidi for being so generous.











I decided to make a picture for this challenge for a change after finding an old photograph mount lying around.




The DP's are October Afternoon "The Thrift Shop" which I have had for quite a while and never broken into !




I stamped a background with a Hero Arts stamp called "Dots and Flowers " onto sticky back canvas. I then stamped the image which is by Tim Holtz and called "Vogue" on the top. I used Vintage Photo and Black Soot distress inks for the stamping.




The mannequin chipboard shape is by Maya Road from a gorgeous little set called "Sew Cute". I covered this with Victorian Velvet distress ink and then glossy accents. The clock face and angel wings are from my stash. I made my own crackle paint for the wings after inking them with Victorian Velvet distress ink.




The card with the lace wrapped around it was downloaded free from here. The lace is from my stash but I see that Hero Arts make a similar one. The pins are also from my stash but Simon Says Stamp sell lots of lovely trinket pins actually far nicer than these ones (note to self : add to shopping list) !!




The buttons are from my late Grandma's button tin.




The flowers are from my stash.




We hope you can join us in our challenge this week and we look forward to seeing all your stitched creations whether by needle, pen or stamp !




I am entering my picture into the following challenges :




A Spoonful of Sugar - Sewing




Clear it Out - Wings




Everybody Art Challenge - Use Shapes




Have a great day and thank's for your visit !


Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes !



Good afternoon ! I hope you have enjoyed the sunshine which looks like it was another short lived spell seeing as its now chucking it down with rain ! Still, at least we might get some sleep tonight.

It's time again for another Papertake Weekly and our Anything Goes week. As usual there is an optional extra and this week its to use BUTTONS !

We also have another guest DT call so if you would like to join us then please let us know !

We are being sponsored this week by Lili of the Valley who will be giving the lucky winner a £10 gift voucher !




I can't believe that my little baby is starting school in September. I just don't know where the last 4 years has flown ! I can't bring myself to buy her uniform yet but thought I would at least get prepared and make her a card or even give this one to her best friend and make another one.


The image is of course by Lili of the Valley and she has been coloured with a mixture of Copics and ProMarkers.


The DP's are My Mind's Eye, Stella Rose "Hattie" - always love this as "Hattie" is Izzy's middle name so always reminds me of her ! The alphabet paper is by October Afternoon "Report Card".


The letters are some letter tiles by K and Company I picked up ages ago at the NEC.


We hope you can join us in our challenge this week and don't forget to say if you fancy joining us as a Guest DT !!


Thank you for your visit and see you tomorrow with Simon Says Challenge !

Sunday, 3 July 2011

My First Time ;)

Happy Sunday to you all !

Sorry, no card from me but I wanted to share with you a first in the Nevill household - real cake making !! I've managed to knock up the odd scone and I think perhaps some fairy cakes many moons ago but I never make cakes normally.

For some reason this morning I felt in the mood to make some cupcakes - probably because I have been inspired by all the beauties in blog land and because I tasted the most amazing cupcake ever at a school fete yesterday afternoon !

Off to Mr Tesco we went and bought everything we needed for cupcakes (even a starter set which had every gadget you need to start which was vital in this house !) and off we went with downloaded receipe from BBC Food and here is the result !

The girls of course wanted to get involved so they helped with all the mixing and decorating !




The most observant of you will notice there are some missing and here is the reason why......


So quick I couldn't even get a picture of it in her hand !!!


Just look at all that glitter ! Poor Dad will be looking like Barbie by the time he has finished his lunch at work tomorrow !!


Have a glittery cupcake Sunday !

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