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Last few cards of the week!

After doing all the cards for the Virtual Stamp Night on Splitcoast Stampers (see this post ) I managed to get a few of the other challenges done that I like to do! My first one is for A Passion for Papertrey's Black and White challenge , which is also the same colour combo as Splitcoast Stampers' CC182 and I used Our Creative Corner's Sketch #4 for the layout. Recipe: Stamps: Wishing You from PTI Papers: Basic Black from SU, Stampers Select White from PTI, Bitty Dot Basics from PTI Inks: Basic Black from SU Accessories: Fresh Snow satin ribbon (left over from my PTI prize a couple of weeks ago), Oval Nestabilities My next card is for Carol's Sketch Fun #21 and CC193 to use Real Red, Basic Black and Kraft. I'm not 100% sure about the semi circle - it reminds me more of a bowl than anything else and maybe the flowers should be poking out of the top LOL Recipe: Stamps: Too Terrific Tags (US retired set) Papers: Real Red cs and DSP (from retire

Blog Award

I just received this blog award from Jan , which was a lovely surprise. And the rules of blog awarding state that I have to link back to the person who sent it to me and to pass it on to 5 other bloggers. I also have to write a list of 10 things that make me happy so here goes: 1. My BF Sam (most days LOL) 2. Chocolate, especially from Hotel Chocolat. 3. Getting new crafting goodies. 4. Completing card making challenges (I have a serious addiction to these at the minute). 5. Going out for my monthly night out with my BFF. 6. Seeing people's happy faces when they receive one of my cards - I like to think they're happy anyways. 7. Watching True Blood over and over again. 8. Reading supernatural books - none of this Twilight crap but proper vampire, werewolf, things that go bump in the night books! 9. Wearing my " Vampires that sparkle make me wanna puke glitter t-shirt " round Twilight fans (I love winding up people at work about this!) 10. Driving my convertible car

It's VSN time!!!!

WARNING!!! Extra long post today! I have 16 cards to upload eventually - one for each of the VSN challenges! I haven't put the recipes in but all my cards are uploaded to my gallery on SCS if you want them. It's Virtual Stamp Night over on Splitcoast Stampers this weekend and for those of you that have seen my blog posts in the past I LOVE doing these - tons of challenges over the weekend including sketch, colour, inspiration, techniques and anything else you can imagine. This VSN's theme is the Winter Olympics, so expect lots of Winter related challenges. I also had the honour of being asked to host a challenge again. I have done one previously in past and was going to apply again for this one, but didn't get round to it before the VSN coordinator emailed to ask me. It truely is an honour to be asked to do this once, but twice?! I was flabbergasted to say the least, so I quickly wrote up a list of ideas and submitted them and I was chosen to do the first challeng

Inspiring Inkin' Challenge #21

Oops I completely forgot to post this on Saturday with my crazy weekend of crafting and marking and planning and everything else I should have done during the week that I left to the last minute! Over on our Stampin' Up team's challenge blog Inspiring Inkin' Challenges , we have set you all a challenge to make a card box with a side twist of making a matching set of cards. What style, shape and size box you make is totally up to you. I made a criss-cross box using these instructions: and added a lid to go with it. It was my friend Asha's birthday on Valentine's day and as I hadn't had the time during the week before to make her gift I used this challenge as the ideal opportunity. I used turquoise as the main colour because it is Asha's fave colour. I used my new Greenhouse Garden stamp set and stamped the middle sized detailed flower all over the base before adding the embellishments. Al

A few more challenges from the weekend

Just thought I'd link the last few challenges I did yesterday morning. I didn't get chance to uploading them last night as I was trying to do all my APP marking for Literacy and it takes me forever as I get so bored reading 33 of the same kind of thing! Anyhooooo.... Card #1 is for Charisma Cardz sketch challenge #7  and Farm Fresh Friday's colour challenge  to use Chocolate, Kraft and Guava. This colour combo reminded me of the awful living room decor we had when I was about 8 years old, so I just had to use 80s Anya as I'm an 80s girl! Recipe: Stamps: 80s Anya, Hello Again Papers: Chocolate Chip, Kraft, Groovy Guava, Non SU white cs, To The Nines DSP Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Ciaos Accessories: Martha Stewart Cornice Border Punch, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Zoomz (like dew drops), Oval Nestabilities, Prima/Hero Arts flowers, Bronze brads My next one is for Truly Scrumptious' Sketch Challenge , Sweet Stamping's #14 New Beginnings a

A Crafty Half Term

It's been half term this week and has been heavenly not having to get up at the crack of dawn each morning! I spent a lot of my time crafting the days away and managed to get loads done, so while it looks like I've gone mad, these cards were all done in the space of a week or so. And as per usual they cover a multitude of challenges. I did actually think today that I should maybe stop doing so many, but I can't!!! First up is a cute Anya card for the Case of the Curious Card  over on Splendid Stamping, which was to CASE the layout of one of Maria's cute cards and for Linda's Tackle It Tuesday Colour Challenge #3 to use Sage Shadow, Pretty in Pink, Basic Black and Rose Red. Ok so I'm a bit short on the Basic Black but everything else is there. Recipe: Stamps: Happy Moments SAB set, Birthday Anya Papers: Sage Shadow, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red DSP, Non SU white cs Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Ciaos Accessories: Pretty in Pink Striped Grsograin

5 Cards and a Valentine's Present!

Happy Valentines Day!!! And Happy Chinese New Year!!! And Happy Birthday to my friend Asha too!!! I had another fun full day of crafting today and managed another 5 cards! I honestly have no idea what I'm going to do with all these cards, so I think I'm going to make some boxes up and give lots away as little pressies! My first card today is for Our Creative Corner's Sketch Challenge #2 and A Passion for Papertrey's Valentines challenge . I won the prize for the last Passion for Papertrey challenge and the lovely Aimes sent me 6 sheets of cardstock - 2 each of Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz and Pure Poppy, a Raspberry Fizz ink cube, some ribbon in Pure Poppy, Raspberry Fizz and Fresh Snow and 6 sheets of the gorgeous Simple Valentines patterned paper. I just had to use these wonderful new supplies to make my boyfriend his Valentine's card this morning. I had no other heart stamps from PTI at all other than this small one in the Sign Language set, so I'll ha

4 Cards = Umpteen Challenges!

I am SOOOO glad this week is finally over. I had parents evening until 8 on Tuesday and again til 6 on Thursday and was completely exhausted on Friday. My throat was hurting like mad with all the extra talking I had to do! Now it's half term and I have a week to recuperate (and craft like mad! LOL) So here's my first installment of the weekend. My first card is for Stacey's Curtain Call #16   to use Kraft, Real Red and Very Vanilla, Crazy for Challenges #24   to use Red as a main colour  and Mercy's Sketch #60 . Recipe: Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly Papers: Real Red cs and retired DSP, Very Vanilla, Kraft retired DSP Inks: Real Red Accessories: Real Red grosgrain ribbon, Kraft Taffeta ribbon, Papermania flower brad, Prima red flower, Boho Blossom Punch, Butterfly Punch My next card is for Sweet Stamping's Challenge #13  to use Tempting Turquoise, Cameo Coral, Summer Sun, Real Red, A Spoon Full of Sugar's Challenge #90  to use the recipe of 1 pat