Sunday, 11 May 2014

Grand Calibur candy

This is a sticky, new posts below.


Morning Peeps, I have a rather special candy to share with you which will run for a month whilst I have a little blogland break. Lots of you know I am dealing with a few health issues at the moment and feel I just need some time, so apart from my scheduled DT posts I am likely to be quiet for a little while.

To be in with a chance of winning this great machine which will be delivered to the winner direct from the generous supplier who will ship world wide, here's what you need to do:
  • Be a follower of my blog
  • Post the above picture with a link back here
  • Add your name to Inlikz below
Happy crafting and good luck.


Thursday, 24 April 2014

Dylusions and grunge


Using Spring Branch, Grunge 2 and Fancy Floral onto a background of Dylusions

I thought I had better share a few of the samples I recently made for Stamp Addicts in readiness for the next TV show, all are available in the Whats New section of the website here.

My apologies for the lack of visits but I am still very much in the grips of the NHS with my operation just around the corner and although I am crafting to try and maintain a degree of sanity finding socialising in blogland rather difficult.

Using Grunge 2 and Roman Clock onto a background of Dylusions

Hope you all have a good Thursday and as always my appreciation for your visits and kind words.

Monday, 21 April 2014

Vintage Parisian and a bit of floral



This is scheduled for Monday morning so fingers crossed that's when it pops up, never 100% certain Blogger will oblige.

My weekly Prickly Pear DT share is rather pink and feminine drawing my inspiration from the pretty vellum that arrived with my last DT pack. The vase and flowers are from the Vases Clear Stamp Set which includes several vases and floral options. The sentiment is the first line of the Gather Love sentiment, I wanted a narrow verse so masked the stamp before inking to use just one line and some roses and Cheery Lynn leaves to embellish.

And here are our lucky Blog Hop winners.................................


 Well done to you all pop over here to find out how to claim your prizes...............


Now for my Nicecrane DT pieces using some of Ignacios new Paris Exposition designs, it's a real bumper pack offering loads of inspiration and I have done one suitable for a man and one for a lady just to show how versatile they are. Being French I have a feeling my DIL will love these designs. 


Have a good Monday and as always my appreciation for your visit.

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Birds and feathers, Nicecrane and Penny Black



It's time for a new challenge at Allsorts and this week Mervi would like to see Birds and Feathers, a perfect one for Spring and Easter cards. We welcome two new sponsors this week Marianne Designs and Buttons for Brains.

For the top creation I used a Tonic box card frame, spritzed with Dylusions and Glimmer Mist and then added texture with some stenciling and Grunge Paste, a Nicecrane image here which I printed out twice and decoupaged the two birds, a butterfly metal embellishment which I coated and embossed with copper and blue powder and a sentiment which I cut down into three pieces.


Also here are my Penny Black and More mid month shares which should have appeared yesterday but for some reason Blogger had other ideas, sorry teamies. The above card using a new Penny Black die called Bashful along with the lovely Helen Keller quote. And the one below, another beautiful Penny Black inspirational quote, hey do these so well, Graphic 45 DP's, roses and butterflies cut out from the reverse of the DP.


And just one more for Allsorts using another Nicecrane image and Marianne large oval die.


Wishing you all a Happy and Peaceful Easter.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

A Poppy on Day Three of our Blog Hop



Yet another scheduled post, but with a little added note today to say thank you for all your kind words of support and encouragement, I don't feel able to face things full on yet, hence the lack of visits to you all but really appreciate your kindness and understanding.

So it's day three of our Blog Hop to celebrate the Prickley Pear Spring/Summer 2014 collection!  You will find everything here under new releases.

I was delighted to find there was a Poppy in the new releases, in fact two as it comes in two sizes so needless to say I have one or two made with this which I will be sharing in the coming weeks. I stamped the larger of the two GG0194 Poppy Bud onto the largest Flourish Oval die and my favorite Versafine Frost and Glimmer Mist technique to create lots of lovely dimension to the flower head........if you want to give this a go you will find my tutorial on Monday's post here or via the tutorial tab at the top. 


We are celebrating with a 3 day blog hop event!  Join us each day as our new Design Team showcases the new product!  As always, leave comments on each and every blog post along the way since there will be one winner selected for each day's comments!  We will select our winners on April 20 and they will be announced on April 21 in our Monday inspiration post!

If you have arrived from Rene then you are right on track, if not, you can find the beginning of the hop HERE and next you should be Hopping over to Michelle.

Thank you so much for popping in and good luck with the prize draws.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Starburst Daisies on day one of our Blog Hop



Continuing my scheduled posts today sees the day when we can reveal the Prickley Pear Spring/Summer 2014 collection!  You will find everything here under new releases. We are celebrating with a three day Blog Hop with a fabulous prize each day so I do hope you will join in, more details further down.

Myself and the DT have been lucky girls and playing with the new releases the last few weeks and here is my very first card using Starburst Daisies FF0174 which comes in two sizes and the sentiment is DD0204. I have gone with yellow and blue which is a colour palette I always enjoy working with and used distress markers to ink the stamp, a daisy embossed panel, Cheery Lynn butterfly, a bow and little cameo embellishment. 

Please feel free to grab the logo to help us spread the word

Join us each day as our new Design Team showcases the new products, as always leave comments on each and every blog post along the way since there will be one winner selected for each day's comments.  We will select our winners on April 20 and they will be announced on April 21 in our Monday inspiration post.

If you arrived here from  Heidi you are right on track, if not you can find the route HERE and next please hop over to Angie.

Happy Hopping everyone, thanks for your visit and keep a look out for my next scheduled Hop post on Thursday, meantime good luck to you all.

 
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