Hi bloggers, well I am back again with another post. My apologies for not having been around once again but I have been busily working away at something new. I can't give you to many details as yet, however, I can announce that I will be part of a new and exciting blog! Please be sure to check it out at http://twoscrappyladiesblog.blogspot.com and please be sure to keep your eye out for new posts as more will be revealed soon. Happy stamping/scrapping.
It's been a very long time since I have posted anything or created something to be honest. I have had a lot of difficulty over the past few months and have been receiving treatment for depression and a couple of other mental health issues, so my apologies for suddenly dropping off the face of the earth. That being said, I am doing somewhat better and have started browsing the net again looking for inspiration. During my "surfing" I came across this blog whilst checking out Marion Smiths "Artsy Addicts" facebook page. Please check out this blog as she has some gorgeous projects and provides great inspiration. You will note on her blog that this crafty lady also has some blog candy up for grabs (see my candy section in my sidebar) AND some candy on her you-tube channel also, so be sure to check that out also (Judy Ann's You Tube Channel).
Anyway bloggers, I hope to have some new items to show you soon, if you have any suggestion of site's to visit, please leave me a comment. Until next time....happy scrapping/stamping.
Hi bloggers, firstly please excuse the late posting as it seems that this post did not go ahead as scheduled. As for my blog hop post, I seem to be having troubles getting the photo loaded so keep an eye out as it will be up soon.
Once again I am joined by my 7 year old Lily who has been helping me with this months previews. Today we are previewing Lil Little Lolita Kelita and here is Lily's cute little creation:
I must say that this collection is really, really sweet and must be inspired by Kellie's own little ones. I adore the little birdie in this one! And here is my very girlie card.
As usual bloggers, be sure to pop across to Tickled Pink Stamps blog and leave a comment for your chance to win this little cutie. Remember we have the blog hop tomorrow and have all new creations then so be sure to check back in for some further inspiration. It will be exciting to see what creations everyone will have up. Also, this new release will go on sale as from tomorrow also so be sure to get your images before they are sold out. Until tomorrow bloggers, happy scrapping/stamping.
Hi Bloggers, counting down the last few days of previews before the Tickled Pink Stamps Blog Hop, however today we are previewing Lil Little Lolita Willow. As previously stated my little one Lily-Paige is helping me with my preview cards this month and she also has a cute little creation to show you and here it is:
I think she has done a great job!!! She has incorporated tonight's preview with the colour challenge that Tickled Pink Stamps is sponsoring at Lily Pad Cards, so clever!!
As for me, well I just have the one preview card tonight and here it is:
This image is so adorable and pretty! I just love Willow how about you? Ok bloggers, as usual if you pop on over to the Tickled Pink Stamps Blog and leave a comment under today's post you will be in with a chance to win yourself this image!! Yipee!! But you have to be in it to win it pink fans, so hurry over there now. Oh but before you go, make sure you pop back tomorrow for Preview Day 6 - who do you think will be previewed then?? Until then bloggers, happy stamping/scrapping.
Hi Bloggers, it is Preview Day 4 at Tickled Pink Stamps and whilst I am not scheduled to showcase a card tonight my little one Lily-Paige (age 7) has decided to help me with the latest release and has made a card to showcase Lil Little Lad Luca. Here is her super cute creation.
Lily loves making cards using the Tickled Pink Stamps (they are her favourites) and I must say she is getting awfully good with the paper trimmer these days and sticking things in centre (ok so somewhat centred), but hey, I am so proud of my little pumpkin and she has had so much fun helping me out. So pink fans be sure to check out Lily's creations over the next few days also.
Now for the nitty gritty, as you would all by now know, one lucky pink fan will win this Little Lad! All you have to do is pop across to Tickled Pink Stamps blog and leave a comment on today's post, easy right?
For all those fans who are not so lucky, this release goes on say on 13th July at the store, so be sure to get yours asap so as to not miss out. Until, tomorrow happy stamping/scrapping and in the meantime, please leave Lily some love, I am sure she will be "tickled pink" to hear your comments.
Hi bloggers, welcome back for Tickled Pink Stamps Preview Day 2!! Today's little Princess is uber cute and one of my favourites and quite frankly is so Alice in Wonderland looking, I looooooove her!!!
Come on guys!!! Is she just adorable or what?? And so perfect for all sorts of occasions. I am confident you will all agree. Now don't forget to pop across to the Tickled Pink Stamps blog to check out all the talented Pink Ladies creations and leave a comment for your chance to win this little beauty.
This release will go on sale from 13th July at Tickled Pink Stamps, so if you happen NOT to be today's lucky lucky duck don't miss out when the new stamps are released for sale.
Well the fun does not stop here, there is another preview tomorrow, so be sure to check it out here! Until next time bloggers, happy scrapping/stamping.
Hi there bloggers. Well I have been very much M.I.A lately. Life has been a little hectic and I must say that the school holidays does not help, however, I am back this week with the last of my previews for Tickled Pink Stamps Guest Spot!! Booo hoooo!! The images are so much fun and I simply adore the latest release.
Speaking of the latest release, have you ever wondered what the Lil Lolita Gals and Lads were like when they were little? Well today you get to peek back into the past and see wee Little Lilith! Yipeee!
She is so super adorable and I must say the creations made by the Pink Ladies are absolutely fabulous!!! Be sure to check them out pronto.. you will not be disappointed! As per usual one lucky pink fan will be lucky enough to win this image. All you have to do is leave a comment following the blog post at http://tickledpinkstamps.blogspot.com/. It's as easy as that. Be sure to also pop back tomorrow for preview day 2. Until then, happy stamping/scrapping.
Ok Bloggers, I know you must be excited as I am so, here it is, the Tickled Pink Blog Hop. As per my earlier post, it was scheduled for yesterday however, due to technical difficulties and illness, we are a day late but.....you know what they say....."Better late than never!!". So here are the details:
Start : 14th June 2011
Finish : 17th June 2011
Winners announced : 18th June 2011
The Tickled pink Stamps site is currently down for maintenance but once up and running again to normal in a couple of days you will be able to get these gorgeous Tom Boyz in Rubber and Digital.
Hi bloggers, today I am back with a preview and challenge card. It is preview day 6 at Tickled Pink Stamps and I love today's new little cutie, I could not wait to utilize this little cutie whilst making my challenge card for the Drunken Stampers Challenge Blog. So without further ado, allow me to introduce you to Lil Pinkette Tom Boyz "Fishing Audrey"!! Is she not the cutest??
Well this is the last of the Previews for this months release for Tickled Pink Stamps. Unfortunately, the blog hop and released which was scheduled for tomorrow has been delayed for a day due to some technical issues. So be sure to pop in on 14th June and join us in the our super fun blog hop. In the meantime, jump across to the Tickled Pink Blog and leave a comment for a chance to win this image.
At the Drunken Stampers Challenge Blog, this week's challenge is to use "Orange" in your creation. You have until 11:59 pm Friday 17th June to link your creations. Now how easy is THAT?? So be sure to join us this week. Can't wait to see all your creations. Thanks for stopping by bloggers, until next time, happy stamping/scrapping.
Hi Bloggers, I had no card yesterday, however, I hope you all had a chance to pop across to the Tickled Pink Blog to check out yesterday's Preview Day 4. If not be sure that you go there now and check out Lil Pinkette Bobbi. But for now, it is time for me to introduce you to another new Lil Pinkette so here she is Lil Pinkette Baseball Pippa!!!
She's so cute and super fun!!! I just love her! Now don't forget that she will be available in store on the 13th of June along with the rest of her Lil Pinkette friends. In the meantime, jump across to the Tickled Pink Blog and leave some love if you want a chance to win this little cutie and check out the fabulous Pink Ladies creations. As usual they are awesome!! The last day of previews is tomorrow with the blog hop to follow on release day so make sure you come and join us for some inspiration and the chance to win some fabulous stamps. Until next time bloggers, happy scrapping/stamping and thanks for stopping by.
Hi bloggers, back again today with yet another fabulous preview of the new Lil Pinkette's tom Boyz stamps from Tickled Pink Stamps. So allow me to introduce Lil Pinkette Worker August!! She is a darling little thing as I am sure you will all agree...
I can't tell you how much I have enjoyed colouring and working with these lil girls, they are all so cute and there is more to come, so be sure to check in. As usual, I suggest that you also check the Tickled Pink blog today for more inspiration as well as tomorrow for preview day 4 and don't forget to leave comment for your chance to win this image. So until tomorrow bloggers happy scrapping/stamping.
Hi Bloggers, back again today with another card using a new super cute image... This week Tickled Pink Stamps is previewing their latest Lil Pinkette's Collection especially for those of you who have little Tom Boys. Yesterday, I previewed Lil Pinkette Bug Coraline, however, today I have one of my favourites so without any further ado.......dah da.......... "Lil Pinkette Mud Pie Faith".......
I think she is sooooo super duper cute!!! I just adore her. Be sure to check the Tickled Pink Blog for the Pink Ladies creations as they are always very special. You may have noticed that there is also a Lil Pinkette's Design Team and there is currently a Design Team call you may want to also try out for, so make sure to check the blog for further details. Don't forget to also leave a comment for a chance to win this image. Lastly, make sure you come back tomorrow for Preview Day 3 and put the 13th of June in your diary now as this is the day the stamps will go on sale in store and the Blog Hop begins. All right bloggers that's it from me for now, I will be back tomorrow, until then happy scrapping/stamping.
Hi bloggers, I am finally back!! Yep, after weeks of illness and computer problems I now have a new computer and I am back in business. What a great welcome back by starting with preview day 1 of the June release at Tickled Pink Stamps. This months release is another Lil Pinkette Collection and this one is perfect for all the Tom Boys in your life!!! So.....let me introduce you to our first lil cutie "Lil Pinkette Bug Coraline"....
Is she CUTE or what? I could not resist turning her into a post it note holder just so I could look at her everyday!! (sorry - the post it's are rather bright so be sure to shield your eyes).
Ok bloggers now be sure to jump across to the Tickled Pink Blog to check out the lovely Pink Ladies fabulous creations as they are just gorgeous as usual and be sure to come back tomorrow for another preview. Until then, happy scrapping/stamping.
Hey bloggers, firstly I must apologize for the late post. I have been experiencing major computer problems of late and have had to go elsewhere in order to make a post.
Ok so now for the hop details:
Hop starts : Saturday 7th May 2011 Hop ends : Monday 9th May 2011 Winner Announced : Thursday 12th 2011
Once again I am so thrilled to be joining the fabulous "Pink Ladies" and "Gent" in the Lil Victorian Steampunk May Release Blog Hop and WOW!! hasn't it been awesome!! For my creation I have used Lil Victorian Steampunk Evie!!! She is so super fabulous - I love her!
Now for the PRIZE - We are having 2 prizes this hop. One lucky hop winner will win the FULL set in rubber with 6 images and the set of sentiments. And the second lucky winner will win the FULL set of 6 Lil Victorian Steampunk digital stamps. So you have 2 chances at winning, so be sure not to miss a blog in the hop.
Thanks so much for joining us for this fabulous hop, now just be sure to go back to the main blog here and don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win. Until next time bloggers happy scrapping/stamping.
Hi bloggers, its Preview Day 5 at Tickled Pink Stamps and whilst I have not prepared a creations for this one you will not want to miss Lil Victorian Steampunk Lad Eric!!! That's right its another gent. Make sure that you pop on over to the blog to check out all the fabulous creations from the famed Pink Ladies which showcase this wonderful character. Don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win him, plus remember the new release goes on sale on 7th May with a fabulous special of buy 3 rubber stamps and you get one free. I should mention that whilst you will be able to request which you would like as your fourth, there is no guarantee you will get it as it is at Kellie's discretion. Come back tomorrow for the last preview bloggers before the HOP!!! Until then happy scrapping/stamping.
Hi Bloggers, well its preview day 4 at Tickled Pink Stamps and I am sooooo please to introduce you to the newest Lil Victorian Steampunk.......Lylah!! Whooohooo, so "tres chic" wee? I looove this Victorian cutie, she is so classy and can be used on just about everything. Now I should mention that this release also comes with a super new set of sentiments. Unfortunately, no thanks to Australia Post (thanks Australia Post) my sentiments were waylaid so I am unfortunately unable to showcase them for you, however, make sure that you pop on over to Tickled Pink Stamps Blog to check out how awesome these sentiments are......you will not be disappointed!!!
Anywhoooo, now for today's creation featuring Lil Victorian Steampunk Lylah!!!
I told you she was classy!!! Don't you think?
Now make sure you visit the rest of the teams awe inspiring creations here now and don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win this image!!! Remember, she will be available in store from May 7th at which time there is a store "special" buy three get your 4th stamp free make sure you don't miss yours, so mark you calendars now.
Ok bloggers, make sure you come back tomorrow for preview day 5!! Until then happy scrapping/stamping.
Hi Bloggers, back today with another fabulous preview for Tickled Pink Stamps.........and today let me introduce you to Lil Victorian Steampunk Lad Lestat!!! I personally looooooooooove this character!! If you are familiar with the movie "Queen of the Damned" you will remember this "gorgeous" character from there. Whooohooo, spunky!! Who would not enjoy receiving this very debonair spunk on a card!! I know I would!! Ok so here is my little creation featuring Lestat:
My daughter looked at this tag and straight away thought this was "evil" cause he has red eye's and the ribbon looks like teeth!! What do you think?? Anyway bloggers, hop on over to Tickled Pinks Stamps Blog and check out the marvellous creations by all the Pink Ladies and Gent!! I am sure their creations will be simply awesome. Remember whilst there to leave a comment on the main blog post to be in the running to win yourself one these Lestat stamps!!! If you should miss out however, he will be available in store on May 7th, so don't forget to visit Tickled Pink Stamps then to get your new release stamps then. Ok bloggers now, make sure you come back tomorrow for another preview. Until then, happy stamping/scrapping.
Hi bloggers, I apologise for the late post regarding the new Drunken Stampers Challenge which began on Saturday. This week, Drunken Stampers is sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps!!!
For those of you who are not familiar with Bugaboo Stamps, you need to head on over to their blog and shop and check out their fabulous and wildly entertaining images. To celebrate this fabulous sponsor the challenge for this week is "Say it like it is". There is no better stamp company to do this with than Bugaboo and the perfect way to spread some cheer to those who really need it. If you are looking for inspiration please check out Drunken Stampers blog to check out the very funny cards that have been created by our designers this week, they really are a scream. Now for all of you who are looking to join in this weeks challenge, be sure to link your creations by 11:59 pm Friday, 6th May for your chance to win 7 DIGI'S!!!! Wahoooo awesome prize. Thanks Bugaboo!!
Can't wait to see everyone's creations. Till next time, happy Scrapping/Stamping everyone.
Hi bloggers!!! I am so excited to announce that I have been invited to join the Pink Ladies at Tickled Pink Stamps as a Design Team member for a 3 month term!! Whoooohooooo!! Thank you so much to Kellie for the biggest compliment ever. I am so excited, this group is one of the most talented out there. Anyway to start off the month, here is the first of the new release and you are going to looooooove them!! Meet Victorian Steampunk Lolita Lilith!!! Isn't she grand!! I looooooove her.
I think she looks amazing!!! Be sure that you don't miss ordering her when the stamps become available in store on May 7th!!! In the meantime, be sure to pop into the Tickled Pink Blog everyday for preview week to see all the new fantastic images, you WILL NOT want to miss it!! Please also make sure that you pop over there now to view what the fabulous Design Team have created using this image. Until tomorrow bloggers, happy stamping/scrapping.
Hi bloggers, this week at Drunken Stampers we are off to the farm!! That's right, we want to see all cards and creations that feature farm animals!! You will have until 11:59 pm Friday 29 April to submit your creations here. Be sure to also stop by all my fellow Drunken Stampers blogs (see my sidebar for links) to get some further inspiration and a bit of a giggle (there are some funny ones there this week). I can't wait to see what you all come up with.
Now onto my project this week, I created these cute little easter egg boxes.
The tutorial is available here and has been made really popular by the lovely and ever so talented Emma Chatburn who makes her little boxes simply stunning with her gorgeous decoration. After seeing her gorgeous boxes I could not help but make some for my family for easter this year. Being that Easter usually signifies rebirth and spring nothing says easter better than these cute little images from Magnolia, luckily for me they also include little farm animals or at least farm animal costumes so they are just perfect for this weeks challenge, hehehe. These are super quick and easy to make, so there is still time to make some for Easter.
Ok bloggers time for me to be off and finalise my Easter preparations, so until next time happy scrapping/stamping.
Hi bloggers, fabulous news that I have not yet had the chance to share with you but I am now a Design Team member for The Stamping Bazaar!!! Whoohoooo!!! I am so excited to be working with such a talented team and Marina's images are sooooo cute. Be sure to pop in to The Stamping Bazaar's blog daily to check out the design teams gorgeous creations, you will now be able to get a daily dose of inspiration. My creations will be posted every Sunday, so be sure to check back here then also.
Now as if that news is not exciting enough......there are also two new images available in store and they are perfect little Easter cuties so be sure to check them out here. Please note that this is breaking news so it may take a couple of hours for the images to be uploaded to the store but believe me it is worth the wait. I am off to colour in one of the new images keep a look out for a fab new creation soon. Until then everyone, happy scrapping/stamping.
Hi bloggers, I am back today with another card for the Drunken Stampers Challenge Blog!!! Whooohoooo!! I must apologize since I missed last weeks posting!! Unfortunately my week started with what was supposed to have been oral surgery, that in the end did not go ahead.....and of course......as luck would have it and as if on queue, I have had problems with my teeth since then. Hopefully, any infection will have cleared before my next scheduled date at the end of the month or else it will have to be postponed again!!! So fingers crossed.
Anyway.....that being said, back to the job at hand. This weeks challenge as you would have guessed from my posts title is "Technology Sucks". So this week we want to see all those creations which are made using those tools that do not require electricity or batteries!!! How hard is this one going to be Challengees? For some of you this challenge will prove to be very easy, for others this will be a real hassel and for others almost impossible. For me....well it was not too bad, since I have a Big Shot and it requires MANUAL labour!!! hahahaha. So today I ventured out to celebrate those "modern" tools that celebrate muscle power and this is what I came up with.
Now I should mention bloggers that this little lady is one of the newest members of the Tickled Pink Stamps range. Her name is Lil Pinkette Pippa!!! Is she not adorable? Now a lot of people have been asking me where you can locate this little cutie, so to order yours click this link right away! (the sentiment and die is also from Tickled Pink Stamps). One more bit of information you should know is that these images are available in both rubber and digital format but digital formats are only available once a month and digi week is here already this month, so for those of you whole love digi stamps, you had better go quickly, before the week is up! So, that taken care of, all of you wanting to take part in this weeks super fun challenge please head over to our Drunken Stampers Challenge Blog and link your creations before 11:59 pm Friday, April 22nd. We love seeing all your creations each week so be sure to join in.
Please also check out the awesome creations by Tracy, Linda and Spikes for extra inspiration and spread some love whilst you are at it by leaving them a comment. We all love to read your comments and feedback. Until next time bloggers, have a great day stamping and scrapping.
Hey bloggers and here I am joining my first ever Blog Hop! Whooohooo!! If you have been following Tickled Pink Stamps you would have met this Lil Pinkette yesterday and isn't she adorable. In case you don't know this is Lil Pinkette Pippa! Isn't she cute all in browns?? Just wanted to show you all it is possible to colour all in one colour and the effect is still dramatic!!! I could not wait to see this lil image coloured in this way and I love the overall effect. I hope you will all agree.
Ok guys now you know the drill.....if you want to win the FULL release of stamps plus a set of the "Thank You" sentiments, all you have to do is hop along with us and visit all our fabulous DT's blogs!! It is that simple and I promise a lot of fun. You will not be disappointed. Be sure to remember to keep leaving some love along the way and to finish up at Tickled Pink Stamps blog and leave a message to say that you have completed the hop to be in the chance to win.
The "Blog Hop" commences Monday 11 April and will be open till Wednesday 13th April with the winner being announced on Thrusday, 14th April.
So bloggers here is your order. If you have not come directly from Simmone's fabulous Blog you had better start here. If you have come from Simmone's blog well you are on the right path and nearly finished.
Don't forget the
PRIZE - Is the FULL SET from the release, which is 4 images and one set of sentiments.
Hi bloggers, its preview day three at Tickled Pink Stamps and today's Lil Pinkette is totally gorgeous!!! She is all things that I imagine my little one to be in a few years heheheeh (if not starting already). Therefore please allow me to introduce you to Lil August!!
Is she not adorable!! Now I know that there will be plenty of you out there ready to buy this little cutie so remember that these stamps will be available at Tickled Pink Stamps on Monday 11 April!!
As you know this mini release also includes a set of "grateful" sentiments. So here is a preview of these must haves: Totally gorgeous of course!
Lastly boggers as usual to be eligible to win a Lil Pinkette August stamp yourself all you have to do is leave a comment at this post. It is that easy!!! Be sure to pop across to Tickled Pink Stamps blog to check out the projects the other designers have created for you today, you will not be disappointed.
Hi bloggers, I have no card for your tonight, however I just wanted to remind you to head on over to Tickled Pink Stamps blog to check out the Design Team's fabulous creations made especially for the introduction of the newest Lil Pinkette "Faith"!! She is super super cute. The April release also includes a set of "Grateful" sentiments that one can't do without!! The release will be available for purchase on April 11 so be sure to get yours here.
As usual Lil Faith is on offer to one lucky follower. Be sure to check out the details for how to win.
Be sure to pop back tomorrow to meet the latest Pinkette, until then happy scrapping/stamping.
Hi bloggers!!! Surprise!!! I am back a little early this week (I have been sooo busy). This month I have been asked to join the famous "Pink Ladies" at Tickled Pink Stamps as a Guest Designer by helping them showcase their fabulous April Release!!! I have been sooooo excited!!! Whooohooo you are just going to looooove them!!
Tickled Pink is this month introducing new illustrator, Stephanie as well as unveiling their brand new line of "Lil Pinkette" stamps and fabulous Thank You sentiments!!! So without further "ado" let me introduce you to "Coraline"!!!
Is she not the funkiest Birthday Chic ever?? How cute is she!!!
I could not resist doing her up in black and pink!!!! But don't stop here bloggers. Be sure to head on over to Tickled Pinks blog to check out the "Pink Ladies" and ummmm "Pink Lad, Alberto"'s designs. They are truly inspirational!!! Now as if that excitement is not enough.......Kellie is giving little Coraline away to one lucky person. All you have to do to be in the chance to win her is head on over to http://tickledpinkstamps.blogspot.com/ and leave a comment. Simple as that.
Make sure you come back tomorrow to check out the new Challenge!!
So?......what are you waiting for......head on over now!!
Hi bloggers, whooohoooo, its prize time at the Drunken Stampers Blog this week. Yep, that's right we have a fabulous sponsor this week to match our terrifically fabulous theme!! This weeks theme is "Are You Sponge Worthy" so we are looking for sponged backgrounds. The winner will receive 3 digital images of their choice. One restriction to note however, is that the card must be new and not be entered in any other challenges to be eligible. So,.......... are you anxious to find out who our sponsor is? (drum roll please....ddddddddddrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr)
and to tell you more of this fabulous sponsor we are happy to introduce Tracy:
I’m Tracey Malnofski, the artist and owner of The Stamping Boutique.
My team and I are very happy to sponsor Drunken Stampers! My store has been open since September 2009. I am currently a stamp artist for Unity Stamp Co. and I’ve worked for InStyleStamps, Squigglefly, and TheDigiShack in the past. I’m a professional artist and an active member of the Artist’ Guild in my community. I have quite a busy household with a husband, 3 teenagers, 5 mini-dachshunds and an Appaloosa mare. It’s noisy, but I love them all. I’m truly blessed.
“The Stamping Boutique” is dedicated to quality products and original artwork. We not only provide wonderful digital images in our store, but also several lines of red rubber images. Our designers are chosen for their character and personality,as well as,
their beautiful designs. We work hard to give you our very best. Thank you so much for having us as your sponsor this week.
Now for my card. I saw this image and couldn't resist!! My plan was to actually show you how to adapt and use images for more than cards by making a little top and jeans set using this image, however, unfortunately my sewing machine is on the blink!!! Darn it! However, as you can see the image is equally cute as an Easter Card.
Well, since jeans were my original plan for this little cutie, I thought I would sponge a jean effect using a sponge (of course) and Distress Ink in Faded Jeans. The bunny was also sponged using Distress ink in Pumice Stone!! I have actually not used this technique in a looooooooong time and had forgotten how fun and easy to do. I really love the effect!
Ok bloggers, now its your turn! Grab your sponges and get too creating gorgeous cards or projects for your chance to win this fabulous prize. Now be sure to check out my fellow designers blogs for their super inspiring projects and of course visit our sponsors blog for further inspiration.
Be sure to link your cards before 11:59 pm, Friday 8th April to be eligible for the prize. You can link your creations by clicking here. Until next time, thanks for stopping by and happy scrapping/stamping.
Hi bloggers, back again with another post for the Drunken Stampers this week. Challenge# 60 is now underway and this weeks theme is......."All About Him". Yep that's right all things that celebrate the men in your life. I can't wait to see the entries for this one. I have already previewed some of the DT's cards and their projects are STUNNING, so be sure to check them out. As usual their links are in my side bar. Now for my card:
Well this was a fun one, however a bit of a challenge for me since I don't often make projects geared towards men. My task however, was made easier by this super cute stamp from Tickled Pink Stamps. How cute is he??? I looooove him. The background paper is also super awesome and terrifically matched to this image and was created by the very talented Cristy Croll owner and creator of all the Tiddly Inks images. As any of you following my blog will know, I have just started getting into creating dangles and charms and as such I could not resist in making "treasure" to attach to this card. It has been attached to a "memento" pin which has been secured between layers of the dimensional tape which makes the bottom corner of the card raised. I was pleased with the final result. That is it from me today ladies, however don't forget to visit my fellow DT's as their projects are truly inspiring. Till next time....happy scrapping/stamping.
Hi bloggers, just wanted to let everyone know that over the past couple of weeks I have been experiencing major computer issues, crashes and interruptions. I has been making it very hard for me to post and has caused major delays. You will also have noticed limited "appearances" at challenge sites and other blogs and this has also been caused by these issues. I really appreciate your patience and apologise for any delays. Thanks everyone. :-)
Hi there bloggers, just wanted to share with you a new found passion. I have recently discovered SWAPs!!! You are probably all laughing, thinking "Girl....you're a bit behind the eight ball" and so it seems I have been, but better late then never. Anywhooo, I have joined a couple of fabulous ning sites (scrapbooking forums) and have met some fabulous women and have jumped right in boots and all. In case you are interested bloggers and want to check some out, check out Paper Phenomenon and Life on the Scrapbeach for some fun, fun, fun!! Both sites also run free ustream classes which are also super fun and I strongly recommend both sites.
Well, so far I have completed a couple of swaps so I thought I would post some of the goodies I have been creating..... Firstly, I entered an ATC swap with a Spring/Easter theme, which was hosted by Kim at MoeScrap, thanks Kim! I don't know about all of you, but I for one, have never seen let alone created an ATC!! So I thought this would be fun. For those of you like me who did not know what they are, they are basically artist trading cards which scrapers like to collect and swap. They are supposed to be a mini representation of the artist. Well I am not sure that I did it right but for my swap I sent out this little cutie:
As I stated I am not sure whether this is what is expect for an ATC, but I hope that the ladies like it. What do you think?
Next I entered a Spring/Easter Themed Tag Swap, again hosted by Kim. I really enjoyed this one although I went for a more vintage look and hope it is not all together too dark for a spring theme. This is what I came up with:
On the reverse of the tag I added a little pocket for a tag which could include a photo or journaling etc. The tag which is in there currently has my details and swap details on it. I was pleased with how it turned out, however, I hope that the ladies that receive these love them too.
Next I thought I would try my hand at charms. I have never made a charm or done any jewelery making or any such thing. Lucky for me, there is youtube!! You've got to love youtube. I found this swap on my The Scrapbeach and there was two themes for March, the first is a Mardi Gras theme, how fun. I ordered some great charms online for the occasion and got to work building a fun and colorful charm. Now again, not having done one of these swaps I am not sure whether what is expected is just a charm (single assembly) or a dangle (grouping of charms on a chain). Anyway, I am sure that I will soon find out. In the meantime, this is what I have created for this swap:
I used shrink plastic and stamps to stamp out the little ticket and then shrunk it into a perfect charm to use on this dangle. I have a couple of charms still on order but as yet they have not arrived and since these need to be in the US by 25th March I had to send them without the other charms.
The second theme for the charm swap is a St Patrick's theme and again, I am really disappointed as the special charm I had ordered has still not arrived. I ended up having to send the charm without it.
These were fun and I really enjoyed making them. Once again, I only hope the ladies that get these feel the same. Well bloggers, that is it for me at the moment. I will hopefully be back soon with some more swap photo's to share with you. For all you ladies who are experienced in this, I would really appreciate some feedback including some constructive criticism, I promise not to get offended. Until next time, happy scrapping/stamping.