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Thursday, 31 March 2011

Sarah Hurley - Mum's The Word

Hi everyone,
It's time for me to share a card that I designed for Sarah Hurley.
The theme this week is 'Mum's The Word' as it is Mother's Day on Sunday.
Join in with the Sarah Hurley Challenge
also, there is still time to compete in the Green Theme Challenge from last week too!

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Chicken Soup - Recipe #34

How about this for a beautiful inspirational picture?

Chicken Soup are offering you a chance to win a guest design team spot
for the month of May 2011.
To be considered all you need to do is create a project based on the picture above, visit this week's recipe here, post a comment by April 22
(which is Good Friday of the Easter weekend).  They will announce the winner the following week, April 29th which is of course the Royal Wedding!

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday!

 Oh dear - what a muddle! 
This is my desk after arriving home from a fantastic weekend away and just dumping everything.
 I will get round to sorting things but it seems a big task right now!
Just in case you're new to this workdesk craze, click on the WOYWW logo on my sidebar.
On the subject of my weekend away, my two lovely friends made me these....
A unique and special cake stand and a pretty gift bag with lots of lovely travel goodies which will be perfect for my trip to Arizona next month... have I mentioned that..oh yes probably about a zillion times!
On the crafting front I've done quite a lot which will all be revealed soon so it would be lovely if
you could come back and visit.
And finally...so glad it is officially Spring!

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Sarah Hurley Embossing Challenge - Chance to Win!

This week the Sarah Hurley Challenge is lucky enough to be sponsored by Handy Hippo! Handy Hippo is a friendly online craft supplies shop with a great range of rubber stamps and other card making goodies - including plenty of embossing folders and dies for the Cuttlebug. Their website has lots of information on crafting techniques, plus a great selection of free card project ideas to suit crafters of all abilities so please pop over and visit them!

They chose a theme of embossing this week and have given us some embossing folders as a prize! There will be 3 for the winner and one each for 2nd and 3rd place. You can see them on their website here.
I created my card using an embossing folder and Sarah Hurley butterfly design paper.

So snap up the chance to win and visit Sarah Hurley - join in and lots of luck.

Scrap Our Stash - February Challenge - 'Dust if Off'

The challenge for Scrap Our Stash this month is to find something at home that we've neglected, dust it off and use it. 
So I rummaged in my cupboards and found this wooden box that I purchased ..um... about 2 years ago! 
So it was indeed time for a little box makeover.
Before...
After.....

I am really pleased with the finished result.
Visit Scrap Our Stash every day to see more ideas.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Sneak Peak - Arizona Retreat Swaps

This is just some of the goodies I'm using to make the swaps for my
Spellbinders trip to Arizona
("21 days and counting")
I've been working on them today and I'm really happy with the way they are turning out.
I will be able to post all my pictures of the swap item once the lovely ladies have received them - 
don't want to spoil the surprise!

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

ScrapFIT Workout #40 - Super Sketch to the Rescue!

We all get stuck from time to time so there is nothing better than a sketch to help.
This is a one of a kind sketch from Liz at The Scappiest!
Use this sketch to inspire your layout and join in the Workout here with a chance to win prizes.
And this is the layout the sketch inspired me to create.
Happy Tuesday everyone.

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Scrap Revolution - 2011 Guest Design Team


There are some lovely moments in life and one of them is seeing an email pop up
telling you that you've been a success! 
This happened yesterday when I heard that I was to be on the
I shall be contributing projects later in the year - can't wait.

Click on the link above to see all the details and visit the blogs of some very talented ladies.

Friday, 11 March 2011

Chicken Soup - Recipe 32

Birdhouses!
I love them and when I saw this picture I was definitely impressed.
So birdhouses are the theme for this week's Chicken Soup challenge.
Scroll down for my interpretation....
and a second bonus photo....!
Take a look at the other lovely birdhouse inspired projects here.
Have a great weekend everyone.

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Sarah Hurley Challenge

Delighted to share with you my first contribution as a
Design Team member to one of Sarah Hurley's Challenges.
Sarah selected the theme of flowers and I was able to create this
card using Sarah's designer papers all available to download.

Take a look at all the other wonderful floral creations here
and be inspired to join in.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Ahoy Shipmates!

The very talented Sarah Hurley has launched a new range today:
The 'Pirate' Collection -  a range of digi stamps, both colour and black and white.
I was delighted to use them and put together this fun card.
Click here to visit her shop and see all her wonderful designs.


Friday, 4 March 2011

Chicken Soup - Recipe 31

Yum!
It's Chicken Soup recipe time again. This week's inspirational picture is delicious.
Who can resist cupcakes?


My interpretation this week is a card.
I was pleased with the clean lines and the simplicity of the design.

Join in, get creating and have fun.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Let's Get Peachy

A post to recommend a new Blog - Let's Get Peachy
There will be a lot of challenges throughout each month.
All of the "Peachy Kats" are super talented.
The challenges started on March 1st, so head on over and check it out.  

Sarah Hurley Design Team


The very talented Sarah Hurley has kindly offered me a place on her Design Team!
She is the wonderful designer of Woodland Whimsies, Wonderland and more. 
And comes from Essex - that's just over a little river from me in Kent (The Thames!)
I'm looking forward to trying out her designs.
Click on the link on my sidebar to visit her superb website and immerse yourself in gorgeous characters.

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday!

 Happy Wednesday everyone!
'Spot the Cat' this week is Darcy sitting on a very nice piece of cream cardstock!
Once she was evicted I started on a project for National Scrapbooking Day -
I shall be posting more details about this soon.
An empty wine glass visible there too - how dreadful!
(the fact that it's empty not that it's there!)

My BIG news is that I'm on the Spellbinders Design Team!
(more details in this post)
I am still in a bit of a daze but really thrilled and slightly hyperventilating at the
proposed trip to Arizona!  
Have a great week everyone.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

ScrapFIT - Glitter and Glam

Would you like to win all of this?
This is the prize kindly donated by The Paper Trail
Visit ScrapFIT for this month's Workout which is Glitter and Glam,
dig out all things bling and take part.

 Second prize is this ScrapFIT kit.

And this is my layout for this month's Glitter and Glam.

Have fun and come back soon.

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