Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Truly Scrumptious Challenge 29 ......

This week at Truly Scrumptious we have a great new sketch for your inspiration, with the optional theme of
"Fly Away".

I have used my new Flight of the Butterfly stamp set and matching punch from Stampin' Up! ( today is the last day to take advantage of the perfect pairs promotion and save 20% off the matching punch).

I have used some more of the beautiful new Sweet Pea designer papers (available to order from the new mini catalogue from 1st April)  there are so many beautiful designs!!  I have used Taken with Teal card,stampingthe small flower on the background with a versa mark pad.

I hope you can join in with us again this week as we have another great sponsor  with a fabulous prize for the lucky winner chosen  by random org.
You can see what the rest of the design team have created here.


Your Next Stamp Challenge 13 ......

                                       It is time for the new challenge at Your Next Stamp!! 
     The challenge is set this week by owner Karen, she has chosen "Purple" to celebrate the new colour  
                                               of the rubber stamps at Your Next Stamp!!!

I have used Bad Hair Day Fhiona, she is just so cute with those bunny slippers, purple is not one
of my usual colours but I am happy with this card.

Hope you can join us at Your Next Stamp for the new challenge, there are some great prizes to be won!! The Starlets have made some fabulous creations, so hop by the challenge blog and pick up
some inspiration and leave a comment too!!!

Monday, 29 March 2010

Sweet Pea Sneak Peak ......

Well I just couldn't wait any longer, so I have decided to show you some of the beautiful new products available from 1st April in the new Stampin' Up! mini catalogue!!!

This is my favourite range Sweet Pea, there are double sided papers in the most beautiful colours, you are going to see a lot of these papers, the felt flowers are amazing and excellent value too!!  I know I will have to stock up on them!!! 

I have used whisper white, pretty in pink and rose red card to compliment these beautiful papers.  The Sweet Pea paper stack is excellent value, just £19.95 for 48 double sided 12x12 sheets.

Hope you like them too!!  They are available to order from 1st April, if you would like a mini catalogue please e-mail me your details.


Monday, 22 March 2010

Orange and Lime .....

These are the cards I made on Friday to show at my open house/workshop.  I had made the lovely
 lime card last week and cut everything  ready to make the orange card.

I have used the Tart and Tangy stamp set from Stampin' Up!  The background is stamped using a versamark pad, and the white card has been coloured using the Stampin' Pastels, matted on a piece of kraft card.  I have used the matching ink pad to stamp two more and cut them out and raised them using diamensionals. I have used the beautiful Stampin' Up! ribbon to match the colours, the Lime is "Old Olive and the Orange is "Pumpkin Pie", this ribbon is so soft and ties into gorgeous bows.

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Anyone for Chocolate .......

No need to ask me about chocolate, I love it!!  I have to say my favourite Stampin' Up! colours are chocolate chip and kraft, perfect inspiration for this chocolate gift set!!

I have used kraft  for the cards, along with chocolate chip card, ink  grosgrain ribbon in chocolate chip and very vanilla.  I have used A beautiful Thing stamp set, circle punches round scallop punch, versamark ink pad, clear brads and twine.

I have filled the mini pail with yummy caramel buttons, don't know how long I can leave them in there I may have to get some more soon!!

Almost ready for my Workshop / Open House event on Friday night I can't wait to set everything out and show some more of my samples using some of the fabulous Stampin' Up! products
 I have just got in my starter kit!!

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Truly Scrumptious Challenge 28 ......

There is a new sketch for Challenge 28 at Truly Scrumptious, with the optional challenge to create a
'quilt effect' background.  As always there is a fabulous prize on offer
 this week for the lucky winner.

I have to confess that I do love this sketch but I have struggled for inspiration for the "quilt effect" so I have just added some faux stitching around the blue mat and kept everything plain and simple. Sentiment is from
Stampin' Up! there are greetings for all occassions in the "Circle of friends" set.

There are some beautiful cards for your inspiration from the Truly Scrumptious design team,
you can see them here.

Your Next Stamp Challenge 12 ......

It is time for a new challenge at Your Next  Stamp, this week's challenge has been chosen by starlet Cabio!!

The challenge is "Distressing".

Usually I avoid distressing my papers, it is definately something I am not comfortable with.  I have distressed the edges of the paper and sanded the card, using Stampin' Pastels to distress the white card.

Hope you can join us at Your Next Stamp Challenges this week, as there are some fabuous
prizes to be won as always!!


Karen is having a sale at Your Next Stamp 15 % off everything until midnight on Staurday 20 March, so why not grab your self a bargain while stocks last!!

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Stampin' Up! Samples Again .......

This is another set of samples I have made ready for my Stampin' Up! workshop next Friday, it is an open house event, so if you live in my area please contact me, you are welcome to come along.

   I have used the Trendy Trees stamp set.  I have kept the designs clean and simple, using chocolate chip and old olive card stock, ink, grosgrain ribbon and of course I had to use some kraft card stock too!!  The oval scalloped punch and stamped sentiment are part of this months Perfect Pairs promotion.

Anyone for Anya Guest Designer ...

There is a new challenge at Anyone for Anya, this week the theme is "Spring Fever".  I have chosen to use use Spring colours for my card, as they are so bright and chearful!!  I found the bright pink ribbon in my stash, the sentiment is Stampin' Up.  You can see the beautiful cards fron the design team here, I'm sure they will inspire you and brighten your day.

Angela  xx

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Stampin' Up! Samples .......

I have been busy making up some samples with my new Stampin' Up! kit, I am having an open house evening next friday, to introduce some of my friends to Stampin' Up!. 

This is my favourite set , I have used kraft card stock with Bella Blue designer papers, very vanilla grograin ribbon, scallop punch, vintage labels and whimsical words from the Sale-a-bration sets and the butterfly punch which is currently on offeer this month!! 

You can save 20% off the butterfly punch when you buy it with the Fllight of the Butterfly stamp set,
there are 5 sets included in this promotion.

I will be back with some more samples to show soon!!

Angela xx

Friday, 12 March 2010

Guest Designer for Nutty Nutshells Challenge 11 .....

There is a great sketch this week for the Nutty Nutshells challenge to inspire you and as always there will be a fabulous prize on offer to the lucky winner chosen at random!!

I coloured the Nutshells Buddy Bear digi image, (there are some fabulous Spring images available!!) only then I realised I didn't have an oval big enough to fit it, so I decided to cut around the image instead!!  I used so pretty Spring coloured papers and added a button and some ribbon to finish.

Angela xx

For unknown reasons the current challenge has not yet been posted on the Nutty Nutshells challenge blog, I am sorry if this has caused you any problems, the challenge should have started on Wednesday 10th March.

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

I'm a Stampin' Up! Demonstraror ......

I just thought I would share my news that I am now an Independant Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. I have completely fallen for Stampin' Up! products, the quality of their products has exceeded my expectations on all levels and I am enjoying trying out the wonderful kit I have just recieved.  This is why things have been a little quite on here over the past week or two.

I can assure you I will have some of my new Stampin' Up! cards and projects to share with you in the next couple of days, I just need to take some photo's.

If you have been thinking of trying any Stampin' Up! products please e-mail me to place an order and I will be happy to arrange this for you.

Angela  xx

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Anyone for Anya Guest Designer ...

I was so thrilled when Dawn asked me to be guest designer for Anyone for Anya!!  The new challenge is "Mum's the Word", so it's time to get organised and make your special card now!!  As alway's there will be a fabulous prize for the lucky winner drawn by random org.  There are some beautiful cards  for your inspiration from the design team members, you can see them here.

I have used a lovely lilac colour scheme, which is a little different for me.  I have coloured the dress to match the papers, adding a tag with the greeting and a flower with a brad and a charm. 

Well that's my card ready, I just need to find something suitable to buy, any ideas for the Mum who has everything??!!!

Angela xx

Friday, 5 March 2010

Winners of Craftwork Cards Paper Giveaway .......

The winner of the Craftwork Cards giveaway is......................................


Enjoy your goodies!!!

Thank you to everyone that entered my giveaways this week!!  There is one more giveaway left!!

I will post my final giveaway tomorrow, so be sure to pop back to find out how to enter!!

Angela xx

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Winners of S E I Paper Giveaway & Another little Giveaway .......

The winners of my S E I paper and ribbon give away are..................................




Christine (Dol Creations)

If you e-mail your details I will post tomorrow, thank you to everyone who entered the draw!!

Today I have some more Craftwork Cards goodies to share:

If you would like this, just leave a comment below the post and I will pick a winner on Friday!!

I have one big candy left to giveaway, so look out for it os Saturday!!

Angela  xx

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Your Next Stamp Challenge 11 March Blog Hop ......

Today is the March release blog hop to celebrate the new stamps for Mothers Day and Easter from Your Next Stamp.  One lucky winner will win a Grand Prize and there is a mystery prize hidden on one of the starlet's blog's!!!  So you must leave a comment on every blog to be in with a chance of winning!!!

If you have arrived here from  Maureen's blog then you are in the right place.  If not you need to go back to the  start so that you don't miss any of the fun!!!
The new challenge is "use a big bow".

I have to say that I love this new Easter Bunny Fhiona, she is so cute, the set has two sentiments and three small eggs to accessorise your card.  I decided to give her some soft texture, and got my flower soft out to create a fur like appearence. The papers are so beautiful I won them in a little giveaway Leann had last week!!!  I found the template for the basket here, it is so quick and easyto make!!!

Before you hop on over to  Kerri's blog leave a comment here!!

Angela xx

Truly Scrumptious Challenge 27 ......

It is time for a new challenge at Truly Scrumptious, this week we have a fabulous sketch from design team member Dawn with the added option of "good enough to eat!!

It is a lovely sketch to work with and the design team have made some beautiful cards to inspire you, you can see them here, be sure to drop by their blogs and leave a comment too.

I decided on a cupcake theme for my card, as these papers have been sat in my stash for too long!!  I used the sugary sweet colours of the papers for my card.  Just perfet for a Spring Birthday.

Thank you for stopping by and leaving comments, I intend to catch up in the next couple of days, and visit your blog to see what you have been making and return the comment,

Angela  xx

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Sharing Papers Giveaway & A Winner from Yesterday ......

Firstly the winner of my candy from yesterday is.........................................

Lil Daffodil

If you contact me with you address Fiona I will get them in the post.


4 packs of  S E I Gerties Garden papers tags & ribbon

If you fancy the chance to win one of these packs, just leave a comment, if you would like to become a follower that would be great but not essential.  I will announce the winners tomorrow.

Angela  xx

Monday, 1 March 2010

Sharing Papers Giveaway ....

A selection of Craftwork Cards papers, cards and co-ordinating accessories.

If you would like to have this then leave me a comment, if you would like to follow me that would be
 great too!!

I will pick a winner on  Tuesday, I have more giveaways plannedd throughout the week!!

Angela xx