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Totally on cloud nine when I was picked to be a DT member for Sentimental Sundays and this is my first card for them …. please slide your eyes across to the side bar and there you will see all the links to the other Sentimental girls so just hop across and visit them …. trust me you won’t be disappointed …. and another thing Sentimental Sunday’s have some freebie’s up for grabs, but only for one week so you’d better be quick if you want them.

Nice easy challenge for you all …. Birthdays + a sentiment …. Andrew came up with the sentiment on our son’s birthday card and we just laughed our socks off when he came up with this little gem …. hope you get the joke …. oh no …. sorry JP spelt goulies wrong should be ghoulies …. (blame your Dad the proof reader ok me)!!!!

I found this little beauty of an image …. ugh, if you can call it that …. on one of Annika’s cards (one talented lady) and as soon as I saw it I knew that I was going to buy it but even better it was a freebie from Make It Crafty how lucky was that.

Entering for:
Part Time Tuesdays – Carrot cake colour challenge – the colours they want to see primarily are orange, brown and white/ivory and also a birthday wording.
Cards For Men – Anything Goes

Shirl

Elizabeth Bell’s World

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Entering for the Elizabeth Bell’s World October project which is to make a 3 x 3 note card box or tote. I opted for the tote bag because I will be making a box for the Swaps Anyone at Lets Ink It Up …. hop over and have a look.

I know I used the same image as last time …. different colours though …. but I can’t get enough of her she is gorgeous …. can you believe I looked just like her when I was younger …. if you believe that then I know you think pigs fly.

The sentiments on the little 3×3 cards are all a digi download and you can buy them from Raindrop Echo Designs at Whimsy Stamp Store they are easy to use and the sentiments are adorable, just right to cut out with your nesties or any other die cuts you have. I made these ones quite small because they had to fit onto a little 3×3 card but it didn’t affect the quality whatsoever. Used my Promarkers again because I wanted her vibrant looking …. I use my watercolours when I want a softer effect.

Does anyone else have this same problem or is it just my camera. the top right picture is the true looking colour of the card I used, it is a lovely sort of teal colour but the other images look very blue to me and yet I took them all at the same time. If I get time will try and take again to see if I can get the proper colour card on all the pictures, if not, ah well I can live with them because I have the real thing to look at.

Shirl

Digi Bells Guest Design Team Call

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Really super quick post but just had to tell you that Digi Bells are having a GDT call and I am entering with this really super cute image called Little Rapunzel …. I know cuteness or what …. and can you believe it is a digi, Just can’t help falling for this type of image. If you hop on over to their blog here you will see all the info you will need to enter. To buy any of her digi images go here.

Elisabeth Bell’s World also have their first challenge and you can find it here.

Entering for Stamp Something their challenge is …. Use A Digi

Shirl

Make A Scene

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This is my DT card for Let’s Ink it Up and their challenge is: Make A Scene

What can I say about my card except that I threw everything at it except the kitchen sink, so if that’s not making a scene I don’t know what is.

Our fab sponsor for this challenge is Tickled Pink Stamps who is offering you this fantastic Prize Package – of a $10 Voucher to the Tickled Pink Store.

Here’s a little about our fab sponsor: “Tickled Pink Stamps is based in Australia and is the home of the Lil Lolita and Lil Lads Stamps. They are everything quirky and sweet all in the one stamp and perfect for any occasion. Tickled Pink Stamps also has a range of sentiments and images to match with the gorgeous Lil Lolita and Lil Lads ranges. With new images coming all the time there is always something there to suit everyone and help bring out the quirky in us all….”

Back to the card, I used a lot of my fave things, distressing, glimmer misting, glazing, masking, punching, stamping, embossing, stitching think that just about sums it up. I used the PB stamp called …. the forever dream …. awww such a pretty name, another PB stamp called bliss and another called Sparklers …. love my PB stamps …. the tree stamp is an Art Impressions stamp.

My card was all ready to put together but somehow the cream lace didn’t fit right, so what do all good crafters do, they throw the glimmer mist at it, love it now

My card fits a few challenges this week so here goes:
Entering for – The Shabby Tea Room their challenge is …. Chocolate Covered Autumn …. they are showing the most yummy inspirational photo.
Stampin for the Weekend – Halloween/Fall
Creative Inspiration Challenge – Halloween/Fall
Charisma Cardz Challenge – Vintage
The Pink Elephant Challenge – Brown & Orange
Meljen’s Designs – Anything Goes
Penny Black @ Allsorts – Colours Of Autumn

Shirl

Blog Candy

Shirl’s Blog Candy

All my favourite colours

This post will be staying at the top for a while, please scroll down for newer projects

This is the card I will be giving away with the blog candy, if you want to see more pics please scroll down

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To be in with a chance of winning the above I would love for you to become a follower of this site, and if possible leave a link on your blog to my candy …. see easy peasy lemon squeezie. I will be using random org to pick the winner and to make it fair to my existing followers I will be starting at number 1, the draw will take place on Wednesday, 10th November.


List of your candy
Tim Holtz Ideology pad – Vintage Shabby 12×12
Rangers Distress Ink -Tattered Rose
Rangers Distress Ink – Milled Lavender
Lace border punch
Card Candy – Lavender & Lace
3 Marianne Design clear stamps
50 Craftwork Cards Scalloped edge
10 Purple mini roses
12 Lilac flowers
2 white flowers
1 silk flower
Strip of white chiffon roses
1 Cream chiffon rose
2 pieces of lavender material
2 metres blue chiffon ribbon
2 metres rose chiffon ribbon
1 pink rose embellishment
Little tub of adorable charms
Bundle of lavender wool

I know your seeing double but below are my goodies which I will be using for my card when I guest design in November for Oldie But A Goodie, I have already made a start with the material flower for my card and when the card is finished it will be added to the candy above so whoever wins can make a similar card if they wish. If I add anything different to the card it will also be added to the candy. I am doing my first tutorial soon on how to make the flower so please pop back and take a look.

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Shirl

Black & White Plus One

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Quick post while I am making beds, hoovering dusting, cleaning sure you get the picture because my brother and Diane are coming for a weeks holiday tomorrow …. glad it wasn’t last week.

Entering for the challenge over at Sentimental Sundays this week they would like to see black white + one and a sentiment. I know quite a simple looking card for me, used an Anna Griffin Stamp which I have had since the ice age …. well a long time …. stamped and embossed it once on a red card, again on a white then cut both down the middle and put back together wrongly …. eh think you get the picture…. Enjoy …

Shirl

WOYDW/Blog Candy

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What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday – Julia’s Stamping Ground where you can visit, peek and leave lots of lovely comments to your hearts content at other people’s work desks.

Still a newbie to this but can’t wait to see what number becomes mine when I enter WOYWW this week, last one was 97. It won’t happen this week but my ambition is to try and get the number of Patrick McGoohan from the Prisoner …. I know what number he was but I’m not saying because you will all want to try and get it ….. a little clue …. it is the date of my birthday.

Yes you are seeing double …. one for me and whoopee one for you …. OMG is this ambitious or what, there are two desks showing today, one is full of the goodies I am using for my next project and the other is full of the Blog Candy, which one lucky person will be winning. Everything you need to make the same project is here plus lots more besides …. a huge big thank you to Marina who is the owner of Cottage Crafts in Craanford for all the extra goodies …. wish my desk had the extra goodies on.

To be in with a chance of winning the above I would love for you to become a follower of this site, and if possible leave a link on your blog to my candy …. see easy peasy lemon squeezie. I will be using random org to pick the winner and to make it fair to my existing followers I will be starting at number 1, the draw will take place on Wednesday, 10th November. Not to worry girls along the way I will be giving you little sneak peaks of how everything is progressing.

Right where to start because there are lots of firsts here ladies …. first ever tutotrials fom me …. yes tutorials …. because I am going to be doing at least three with this project, first give away blog candy, first guest design spot for Oldie But a Goodie and last but not least the first launch day of Cottage Crafts Internet Shopping …. drumroll ….all will be taking place on 3rd November …. wow time for a quick breath.

No more waffling otherwise nothing will get started. Oooooo have to mention, hope you like the daily quotes at the top, another first for me.

List of your candy
Tim Holtz Ideology pad – Vintage Shabby 12×12
Rangers Distress Ink -Tattered Rose
Rangers Distress Ink – Milled Lavender
Lace border punch
Card Candy – Lavender & Lace
3 Marianne Design clear stamps
50 Craftwork Cards Scalloped edge
10 Purple mini roses
12 Lilac flowers
2 white flowers
1 silk flower
Strip of white chiffon roses
1 Cream chiffon rose
2 pieces of lavender material
2 metres blue chiffon ribbon
2 metres rose chiffon ribbon
1 pink rose embellishment
Little tub of adorable charms
Bundle of lavender wool

Shirl

Black Rose – Phil Lynott/Thin Lizzy

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Well knock me down with those feathers …. I don’t usually take pictures of my commissioned cards but this one is an exception because it is for a very special lady, I don’t know the lady who the card is being given to but the brief for the card was as follows:

A black rose on the front of the card in 3D, the lady is very glamorous and would sometimes wear feathers in her hair, likes diamantés, the rose had to go in the middle of the card, her name, a particular verse and the date of the birthday on it. When I read all of that I thought not my cup of tea …. this is going to be a Barbara Cartland card …. until I read further down the brief and it said the card was for the mother of the late great Phil Lynott, then everything made sense.

Phil Lynott was a rock legend and part of the very huge hit band in the 70’s called Thin Lizzy. Those of you in blog land, unless you were part of the seventies era, will probably not have heard of the band, but all you others will have. Such a brilliant person, and my husband was a huge big fan of his in his youth. If you would like to read more about Phil and Thin Lizzy just take a look here.

Anyway back to the card decided it had to be quite simple looking …. otherwise as I said very Barbara …. you know the rest. Also could understand the brief loads more because one of Thin Lizzy’s Albums was called Black Rose, again if you want to see more info look here. Would have liked to put a black feather with the white but none in stash, tried red ribbons but they didn’t look right so went with the burgandy.

Well that’s my 15 mins of fame …. gonna milk this and dine on it for years …. blah blah …. did I tell you when I made …. you get the picture.

Shirl

Ann Of Green Gables With Carpet Bag

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This sweet digi image is from Mo’s digital Pencil Shop, just couldn’t resist buying her. Made a criss cross pocket card to put her on with lots of embellies from my stash.

Shirl

Let’s Ink It Up

I hope you are all sitting down with a nice cuppa because this post is a long one.

My little secret can now be told …. I am a member of the Let’s Ink It Up Design Team, wow how lucky am I to be working with such a talented bunch of ladies

and my first challenge with Let’s Ink It Up is ………

Use Halloween Colours

doesn’t have to be a Halloween project can just be the colours

(that’s lucky because I don’t have anything halloweeny)

We are lucky enough to have BIZZY BECS as our sponsor for this challenge.

Bec, owner of Bizzy Becs has generously sponsored us with a prize package of….

A Goodie Package valued at $15

thanks so much Bec, we have fantastic sponsors here at Let’s Ink It Up.

Here’s a little about our sponsor, Bec

Bec says, Bizzy Becs sells a wide variety of products that suit all cardmakers. Gorgeous rubber stamps, including Bizzy Becs Stamps, Magnolia, Bildmalarna,

Whiff of Joy to name but a few, Copics, Spellbinders, Cuttlebug and lots of embellishments and other yummy goodies………

All the DT’s have come up with some fantastic projects as always, and will surely inspire you, don’t forget to check out their blogs on the right hand side bar to see what else they have been up to as they are amazingly talented. You will notice Tammy is missing for this challenge, Tammy has been unwell and will retun for challenge #5, get well soon, we all miss you.

For my first project on Let’s Ink it Up I have made a Waterfall Memory Album …. (lots of photos) …. the first photo is the front of the album and then just like a waterfall card you pull the ribbon and the pages flip over. All the pages which are blank are where I am going to put photos.

This was a marathon project with lots of stamping, colouring, glimmer misting, distressing, ripping, tearing, reverse masking, flower soft, rub-ons, punches, stitching, micro beads and anything else I could lay my hands on, last but not least they are all in those beautiful Autumn colours for the challenge. I hope you enjoy looking as much as I enjoyed making and can’t wait to add my photos.

Oops forgot to say I have two more piccies to take of the album but they will have to wait until light is better tomorrow …. Last two posted enjoy.

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Entering for : Crafty Sentiments Designs #38 – Autumn/Fall Colours
The Stamp Man Challenge #7 – Autumn
Allsorts Challenge – Song Title – My song is …. Memories …. lyrics from cats 1981 …. just love this
Die Cut Dreams #68 – Recipe – 4 flowers …. (believe it or not I have only just got 4 flowers on the whole project, you have to look closely because the 4th is on the charm) …. gems, emboss and use a punch

Shirl