Monday, 28 November 2011

Challenge #15 @ B&B and Blog Hop

This is our last challenge this year.

Wow I'm both excited & nervous to be part of this Blog Hop this is my second ever one and wasn't really sure what to do on the first not much wiser on this one either :) so I'm hoping I'm doing this right if not will someone please tell me also some of the girls are offering candy. I do hope you have joined us from the beginning if not then you need to start at the Bows & Berries so don't be shy let's have some fun.

There are "FREE" digis to be won all along the hop

here is what you need to do.

On each of the DT blog hop stops there will be a winner

- that winner will be chosen by Robin who is head of B&B

- the prize is "2 FREE digis of their choice from the shop

- all you have to do is comment on each of the DT blog posts to be eligible.

Theres more ....

There will be a "main winner " of "10 FREE digis of their choice "

- are you listening carefully now ....

- you will need to create a project (anything at all) with the Freebie gingerbread man digi then link it up

on the main B&B blog

- Don't forget to also leave a comment on the main B&B blog too !

That's it - good luck !

To be eligible to win the prizes on individual blogs you must complete the DT hop

 If your here it means that you are on the right track and have come from Chunyuan's Blog after leaving me your comment it's time to go visit Jocelyn, good luck and don't for get to have fun!

Main post is on the Bows and Berries Blog


Finish at Main Blog

Also Robin will also have a coupon for the shop for this period for 50% off everything in the shop using the code GIFT50 at the checkout

Here is my card I hope you like it for once I know I do & have been waiting ages to show it off.

For this card I have used a Craftwork Card (new Easel card blank), 'toastygingerbreadman' image from Bows & Berries, Nesties, Diamante, Glittered & embossed vellum paper called Holly Flourish from Papermania, Felt, Marianne Poinsettia Die, Red Ribbon from stash & an old Norton Virus disk that's out of date. So Don't forget to leave me a comment to be in with a chance of winning 2 Digi's.

End date Dec. 11th at midnight GMT

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Week #159 @OSCC

Well hello think I might have to shout over all this wind they it's up to 43mph here in Lincolnshire, I hope you're all having a lovely week-end. I have had a lovely start my darling is hope for 2 days & we had the 2 grand children, tomorrow I start looking after baby Taylor and we also start play school so it's going to be a blast :).
This week at OSCC the challenge is Christmas Fairies nothing to demanding just fun fun fun also it helps you to get at least one card done for Christmas and maybe get you in the Spirit of Christmas our lovely Sponsor is Stitchy Stamps

Store Bio

"Hi my name is Stitchy and I am Co-Owner of Stitchy Bear Stamps...we started this store April 1st, No Fooling haha..I live in upstate New York with my husband and two TEENAGE adults haha, I do say that loosely as they think they run the show here, NOT...

I been creating stamps for a little less than a year now and I am totally addicted to the craft..I started about 4 years ago making digital scraps and I knew there was much more out there, so a friend of mine introduced me to digital stamps...and the rest they say is history...I look forward to seeing all the beautiful creations come through...good luck everyone..stitchy xoxox"

This weeks prize

We also have Annette leaving this week, we are all sad to see her go but would like to wish her all the best in the future.

So here's my card I hope you like it.

For this card I have used Red & White card from Which Craft UK, pointsetters from Craftwork Cards, Mo Manning Die Cut image & pearls fom Hobby House (coloured with my Promarkers), Star Dust Stickles, Stamps from Inkadinkado plate # 98397 & chalks.

Monday, 21 November 2011

Challenge # 36@ MPCC

Challenge # 36 @ My Partners in Crafting Crime CHRISTMAS TAGS

This will be our last challenge of 2011 so we have a nice and easy one for you.......

We are asking you to make a tag to put on a gift you can choose any design, shape & colour the choice is yours it also give you a chance to use up your bits & bobs, as you know this isn't my bag & do struggle with TAGS I would also like to thank everyone for their support on my last tag.
Bows & berries are the sponsors for this challenge.
Robin, myself & the Team would like to thank you for the support during 2011, we would also like to wish you a happy holiday too.

So here's my Tag for this I used

Full steam ahead 2

Yesterday I went to Kate's copic class at Grimsby Crafts (seems the only way to see my friends lately by joining in at a class), & yes I was camping outside as my buses go every half hr so what's a girl to do?. I think I'm now steam punked out now as I also made one for my son last week, ayway here is the card we made I will also show the inside & my practice sheet (Kate did the Green, Blue & Pink ones in Copics) I did the pinky one in promarkers but the feathering isn't very good TIPS are welcome.

Full steam ahead 1

Hello everyone I hope you had a good week-end I know I did apart from working Saturday but hey ho got to get the toy money from somewhere & I've got enough tree's to know it doesn't grow on them :) . Please don't think I'm having one of my usual senior moments this is a 2 parter blog the first being something I made for a friend who has helped me a lot with blogging stuff & that would be Kate for her birthday.

 for this card I used: DP K&co, (Kanban) Steam Punk, doiley & pearls from (Hobby House), Strawberry Ice Stickles, Orange glitter Roses (Grimsby Crafts) White Roses, pearls on strings, Pearl Brads, blue card & gold Miri (stash)

I hope you like this it was a bit fiddly to make but well worth it, would I make another? I don't know but at least I gave it a go & it turned out well for a first try.

here is where I'm entering it:

Monday, 14 November 2011

Week 14 @ B&B

Hello everyone I hope you had a great week-end mine was the usual mad house Darling home for 2 days now gone back for 11 days how will I cope :)!!!! Today I'm going to Town with my over excited daughter to pick up her new phone, then I have to go to the council offices to sort out a tree problem & Building permission (hopefully get my workshop in the new year woo hoo)

This week at Bows & berries the challenge is tags, I don't personally like doing these as I don't think I do them justice the team have made some really nice ones, I am at the present having difficulties uploading my pics from my phone but my lovely friend Elaine Aka sparklingblackrose helped me with a bit of texting & E-mailing we got it sorted (cheers matey). So here it is let me know what you think to it I would really appreciate the feed back.

For this Tag I have used Craftwork card Ruffles, Poinsettia (old stock don't know if you can still buy them), gems from Dovecraft, Stamps from Inkadinkado plate # 98397, ribbon from stash & Hologram Super Sparkle embossing powder (don't know if you can see it).

The usual rule applies that you don't have to use a B&B image but it would be nice to see them.

If you use the code BB25 at the shop checkout it will get you 25% off all digis!!

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Week #157 - Ribbons and Lace + DT Call @ OSCC

Hello everyone I like to say have a great week-end in advance because I usually forget by the end of the post, although it's been on the bright side it's still a bit chilly & I don't like the cold BBrrrrrr as I'm wrighting this I'm looking at a beatiful sunsetjust wish you could all see it. Moving on its Challenge time over at OSCC and also a DT call so what are you waiting for pop over & join us it'll be fun and this weeks Sponsor is..............
Shop Blurb...

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is proud to sponsor this challenge.
Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is
is owned by Robyn Weinrib. Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.
Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to offer the winner of this challenge will get....

5 digital stamps

or 4 digital stamps and 1 digital paper set of their choice

Please do show your support and visit our lovely sponsor.

This is my card it's from Humphrey's Corner Crafting Collection CD-Rom by Crafter's Companion, I was going to off set it so it couls be used as a twins card but as you can see I didn't.

For this card I have used: base card for Craftwork cards (old stock that I'm using up), CD (both image & papers) Pearls from Hobby House (a gift from Jane), Roses from the works, Ribbon & lace from my stash. I also used my favourite adhesive from Pin Flair /gel Glue.

I am enterin the following challenges: - GL29 lace, fabric or felt - CYDA Challenge #33 ~ Embellishment Bingo -challenge-61-roses-and-ribbons - Challenge 20 – Double Trouble - make it in less than 15 minutes - Blue For A Boy - Bingo

Monday, 7 November 2011

Week # 35 @ MPCC

Hello to all my friends in blog land I hope you are keeping safe & warm now the chilly days & nights are here & WOW how the weeks are speedy by, over at MPCC it is a lovely challenge nothing to panic about just a really simple one. I know we all have a few floating about our computers yes I'm talking FREEBIES Robin & the crew are all waiting for you to join us in the Freebie Challenge & if you don't have one the pop over to the side bar it will take you to Bows & Berries to get one (our lovely Toasty Gingerbread Man), just use something that you got for free, won, or is recycled from your home!

Our sponsor this fortnight is

Bows and Berries Digital Stamps Shop. One Random winner will win 2 digital stamps of their choice from the shop!

Now for my card which I used Toasty Gingerbread Man
For this card I used a side stepper card, my FREE image, DP from Craftwork Cards & also the Snowman & Snowflakes, Glittered & embossed card called Holly Flourish from Papermania.
I hope you like this and the Design Team have some lovely cards for Inspiration too so pop over to join in the fun.

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Week #156 @OSCC & Bloghop

Good morning, today is an exciting day as we are..........
3 years old

That means a special challenge with loads of lovely prizes up for grabs.

We would like to say a big thank you to all our followers who support us each week by joining in the challenges and of course a big thank you to our sponsors as well as without them we wouldn't have great prizes every week to give away.
So as we have been going for three whole years the theme for our special challenge is....

3 is a magic number

So please include plenty of '3' things in your crafty creations, stuck for ideas then just check out what our amazing design team have done.

For this birthday challenge we have loads prizes so that means more winners.....

2 Digi Stamps from

Original Digital Stamps


3 Digi Stamps from
Christmas Badge
5 Digi Stamps from

3 Digis From

$10 To Spend At

£10 To Spend At


Here is my card I really hope your going to join us all and please check on the other team members to see what they are up to.

For this card I used 3 papers (My Minds Eye), 3 pearls (Hobby House, 3 flowers(Samuel Taylors) I also used Emerals Fairies image (WILLY & MIA- Digi) some lace & ribbon from my stash oh yes & the butterfly is also My Minds Eye & the sparkles are from Mie flowers