Sunday, 16 December 2012

OSAAT Blog Hop - #144 Use a digi

The theme for this Blog Hop is' Use a digi' so I'm sure you'll all join in over at the challenge blog One Stitch at a Time. Come and join us and have some fun hopping from one blog to the next to check out all the DT cards. Comment on each card on the hop and you could win a prize from any of the blogs. The winning comment on my blog will receive the backing  papers - they are by Panda Bear over at Stitchybear Digital Stamps Shop. So even if you don't win my prize you can still buy them for yourself and at the same time check out all the other great digis on offer. We have lots of fantastic creators and their images are wonderful. I love making my cards from their images.

I coloured the Park Bench image with my Promarkers, using the metallic Promarkers for the trim on the dresses, and then framed it with a Spellbinders grand nestie. When it was still in the die I edged it with Distress Inks to give the effect of grass and sky. I used two Memory Box dies to cut the tree and the whimsy circle and I used another of Panda Bear's papers for these. The backing paper has beautiful golden circles on it with a glittering star effect so I added Cosmic Glimmer gold pearl drops to enhance some of the stars. It looks quite effective but I'm not sure that my photograph shows them off very well.

Now this is the list of my design team buddies and the order in which you should 'hop'. You can find their individual blogs if you click on their names on my sidebar  If you've started here then check the list and catch up from the beginning:-

Choccy DT Coordinator

If you're at my blog now you should then move on to Trisha's blog, here.

The challenge runs from 16th December 2012 to January 5th 2013
For this challenge there are  three or four ways to win:
1. People can hop, they MUST leave a message on every DT blog. and collect the letter or number on each blog before emailing Choccy with a complete phrase upon completion of the hop. This winner will win the full set of images used. There will be a freebie for everyone who enters and completes the blog hop.
2. Everyone who comments on my blog has the chance to win the papers I've used on my card.
3. They can enter the usual challenge using a Stitchy Bear image and can win .......a full set of images in blog hop
4... or use a non Stitchy image and win 1 element from the blog hop
All winners will be announced at 11 am on 6th January. So many chances to win so come along and join us and have some fun. You'll see some great work from the other design team members along the way.

I have a number to share with you so see if you can spot it above.

I'm entering this card in to the following challenges:
Stamping Sensations - TREEmendous
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
The Crafty Bloggers Network - Anything Goes
Love to Create - Anything Goes
My Grafico - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine Challenge - Anything Goes
Everybody-Art-Challenge - Anything Goes
Lady Anne's Challenges - Anything Goes
Hiding in My Craft Room HIM CR76- Going Digital

Merry Christmas everyone.

Friday, 14 December 2012

Season's Greetings

I'm sorry that I haven't been around much over the past few months, apart from some DT work. I would like to thank you all for your best wishes and continued support, it's very much appreciated.

My very best wishes to you all for the holiday season and for the year ahead. I hope I'll have the strength to join in more in the coming months. Thanks again,

Sunday, 9 December 2012

#143 OSAAT - More than one fold

The theme this week, over at One Stitch at a Time, is 'More than one Fold'. I chose the image from Donna's (Lil Diva) Mermaid Silhouette 4 pack on sale at Stitchybear Digital Stamps Shop.

I'm sorry these photos aren't very good, they're quite dark.

I used a sheet of Papermill white card for this one and scored it to about A6 size when folded. I printed the image on to white paper and then printed and cut out another mermaid image to use as a mask. My Distress Inks were used for the sea and the sand that the mermaid is sitting on. A few Beachcomber shells were used on the seabed, along with some gold 'pebbles' by John Lewis. On the two flaps I used blue paper that I had in my stash. It was printed from a CD and looked like sea/sky but I can't remember which CD it came from, sorry. I made a Happy Birthday plaque which I set above and to the side of the mermaid. Another panel was cut for the sender to write on I fixed this to the front inside page. I used Distress Ink again, on the plaque  and the writing panel, after cutting them with my Spellbinder dies. I used more of the sea/sky paper on the front panels and then used some darker blue card for the opening edges using a Martha Stewart punch.

The sponsor this week is Stitchybear but please check the challenge blog for full details of prizes.

I'm entering my card in to the following challenges:
Digi Galore Challenge - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - Anything Goes
Avadares Challenge - Anything Goes
Lady Anne's Challenge - Sentiment, Anything Goes
Stampin with the Dragon - Anything Goes
Wags 'n' Whiskers - Anything Goes

Come back and join us next week when we'll be having blog hop. The hop will last right over the festive season - so you'll have three weeks to take part.

Sunday, 2 December 2012

OSAAT #142 Anything Goes

The theme for this week is 'Use a Digi - oops, no it isn't it's Anything Goes so come and join us at One Stitch at a Time challenge blog. It was my turn to choose a digi for me and my DT buddy, Josephine, so I hope she liked the image I chose. It's called Pitcher and Bowl and is by April of Reece's Scrap Pieces over at Stitchybear Digital Stamp Shop.

Rick St Dennis is the sponsor this week but do check the challenge blog for full details of the prizes.

I used a large square card blank by Joanna Sheen. The yellow card, from Papermill, was embossed with a Crafters Companion Embossalicious folder. I coloured the image with my Promarkers and after cutting it out with a Spellbinders grand nestie I used Distress Ink when it was still in the die so that it kept the white edge. This was then matted on to the yellow card. All I had to do to finish it off was to add some Spellbinder die flowers in lilac, with yellow centres. I'm sorry the photo doesn't look too good, it was a miserable day when I took it and my lights didn't help much.

I'm entering this card in to the following challenges:

ABC Challenges - Anything Goes
Lady Anne's Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots Challenge - Anything Goes
My Grafico - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge - Pastel Colours
Clearly iStamps - Clean and Simple 
Fun with Shapes and More - Everything but Christmas
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes