Saturday 27 June 2009

Winter Wonderland - #5 Christmas Crackers!

We've had another fabulous week at Winter Wonderland. We now have 120 wonderful followers for the site - thank you everyone for supporting us ..... and thank you to all those who entered our challenge last week!

The challenge for this week is 'Christmas Crackers'. Because it is the last Sunday in the month, we would like to encourage you to make something other than a card this week. BUT don't forget ..... if it's a card you really want to make that's fine too!

All the DT have had great fun with this challenge. It wasn't an easy one, but then we are all up for being 'stretched' from time to time :o) I was keen to have a go. I had wonderful visions in my head of embossed scrolling, beautiful vellum, lace etc. etc. Well!!! :o) after several attempts .... and a small fire! I went with 'simple' :o)

This is my Cracker ........

The cracker is very simple to make. I found a YouTube video giving the basic instructions and went from there :o) I would love for you all to give it a go this week ..... I can't wait to see what you all come up with!

All the products used are from my stash. The sentiment is from the Stampin' UP! stamp set 'Season of Joy'.

I've also made a couple of cards for this week's 'theme' too. Having recently discovered Elzybells stamps, I was keen to use one in particular for this week :o) One card wasn't enough, so I made two!

Cardstock ........ SU Whisper White, SU More Mustard, SU Garden Green
Ink .............. SU More Mustard, SU Garden Green, SU Apricot Blush, SU Close To Cocoa
Stamp Set ........ Elzybells 'Cracker Surprise' and Elzybells sentiment
Ribbon ........... Organza From Stash

The ribbon frame idea came from the The Next Level Challenge Site.

I used my ink pads and Stampin UP!s blender pens to colour the images for these two cards.

Cardstock ........ SU Whisper White, SU More Mustard, SU Ballet Blue
Pattern Paper .... Crafty Bitz Christmas Embossed White Paper
Ink .............. SU More Mustard, SU Ballet Blue, SU Apricot Blush, SU Close To Cocoa
Stamp Set ........ Elzybells 'Cracker Surprise' and Elzybells sentiment
Ribbon ........... SU Ballet Blue Grosgrain, Dovecraft Adhesive Ribbon
Other Products ... Dovecraft Decorative Brad

I chalked the embossed white paper with Stampin' UP!s chalks - using More Mustard and Ballet Blue and really like the effect this has made :o)

Don't forget to check out the blogs of the other DT Members too and see their fabulous projects!

Teri xx

Tuesday 23 June 2009

Passion For Promarkers - #5

This week's challenge over at Passion For Promarkers is to create a project using the colours LEMON and MEADOW GREEN.

Here is my entry .......

All products are Stampin' UP! apart from the main image stamp which is a Gorjuss Girl from Sugar Nellie and the Promarkers that I used to colour her.

Cardstock ........ Whisper White, Barely Banana, Certainly Celery
Pattern Paper .... DSP Certainly Celery
Stamp Set ........ Gorjuss Girl II, Oval All (for sentiment)
Ink .............. Certainly Celery
Ribbon ........... 5/8" So Saffron Grosgrain (USA only currently)
Punches .......... Scallop Oval, Large Oval, Word Window (USA only currently)
Promarkers Used .. Ivory, Blush, Lemon, Meadow Green, Warm Grey 1, Sandstone, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Henna, Blender

Sunday 21 June 2009

Winter Wonderland - #4 - Blue Christmas

Thank you for all your entries for last week's challenge theme over at Winter Wonderland. I thoroughly enjoy looking at them all, you are some amazingly talented ladies ..... and gentlemen .... Jon :o)

The challenge theme for this week is 'Blue Christmas'. There is also some more fabulous candy for this week's 'winner'. So pop across and have a look :o)

Don't forget to check out the blogs of the other DT Members too .... their cards are gorgeous!

Here is my card for this week's theme ......

Cardstock ........ SU Whisper White, SU Bashful Blue, Glitter board (from my stash)
Pattern Paper .... SU DSP Bashful Blue
Ink .............. SU Ballet Blue
Stamp Set ........ Greeting Farm Miss Anya 'Snow' (Coloured with Promarkers), SU Snow Burst, SU Season Of Joy (for sentiment)
Ribbon ........... SU Whisper White Taffeta
Other Products ... Stickles Ice Glitter For Image, SU Dazzling Diamonds Glitter For Snowflakes, HOTP Brads.

Teri xx

Sunday 14 June 2009

Winter Wonderland - #3 - 'Let It Snow'

Another superb week for fabulous cards over at Winter Wonderland last week. 'Thank you' to all who accepted our challenge. Your cards are amazing and I so enjoyed looking at them :o)

This week's challenge theme is 'Let It Snow' and here is my creation .... :o)

Cardstock ........ SU Whisper White, SU Pink Passion
Pattern Paper .... DCWV Rose Tinted Christmas Papers
Stamp Set ........ Magnolia Snowman
Other Products ... Dovecraft Rose Tinted Christmas Rub-on (sentiment), SU Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

Don't forget to pop over to Winter Wonderland and visit the other DT Members blogs this week :o)

Teri xx

Friday 12 June 2009

Treehouse Thursday Challenge - #001

A new blog launched it's first challenge this week. The site is called Treehouse and it will set a different colour challenge each week on a Thursday.

This week's colours are :
Baja Breeze
Chocolate Chip
White / Vanilla

As I'm in the UK and Baja Breeze is not available here, I have substituted Tempting Turquoise :o)

I have also used last week's challenge sketch from Stamps And Smiles - I've been meaning to do this one all week, better late than never eh? :o) Again, this sketch appeals because of it's simplicity.

All the products are Stampin' UP! except the image stamp and the large flower punch used.

Cardstock ........ Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Tempting Turquoise
Pattern Paper .... DSP Rainbow Sherbet
Stamp Set ........ Sugar Nellie - Gorjuss Girl V2, Very Versatile (for sentiment)
Ink .............. Chocolate Chip
Punches .......... EK Success Retro Flower, Boho Blossom
Other Products ... Flat Backed Pearls from Pretties Kit

Thursday 11 June 2009

Mojo Monday - #90

I've tried another new challenge site today - Mojo Monday. I liked the look of the clean and simple sketch they had for this week. I made the card originally with a circular shaped sentiment (as per the sketch), but it just didn't look right .... so I had to change it. I'm still not sure I like the sentiment at the top, but it can stay there now :o)

This is the first time I've used this stamp successfully. I decided to water colour it using my aqua brush and ink pads .... and I quite like the effect, so I'll try a few more samples now :o) Water colouring is still very new to me. I've perhaps been a little heavy handed with this one, so I'll try to do it a little softer next time.

All products are Stampin' UP! apart from the white card I stamped on which is Bristol Board Extra Smooth.

Cardstock ........ Whisper White, Basic Black, Rose Red
Pattern Paper .... DSP Rose Red
Stamp Set ........ Bloomin' With Beauty, Oval All
Ink .............. Rose Red, Regal Rose
Punches .......... Scallop Oval, Large Oval

Passion For Promarkers - #3

This week's challenge over at Passion For Promarkers is to create a project using the colours PUMPKIN and CINNAMON.

I've just 'discovered' Elzybells fabulous stamps and made a quick card using this colour scheme with one of my new additions :o)

All products are Stampin' UP! apart from the image stamp and the Promarkers.

Cardstock ........ Whisper White, Kraft
Pattern Paper .... DSP Pumpkin Pie
Stamp Set ........ Elzybells 'Boy Footie', Very Versatile (For sentiment)
Ink .............. Pumpkin Pie
Ribbon ........... 1/4" Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain
Punches .......... Scallop Oval, Large Oval, Word Window (USA only currently)
Promarkers Used .. Ivory, Blush, Pumpkin, Cinnamon, Forest Green

Monday 8 June 2009

Our Creative Corner - Challenge

This week's challenge over at Our Creative Corner is a sketch. I loved working with this sketch, it is so clean and fresh :o)

All the products used are from Stampin' UP!

Cardstock ...... Whisper White, Almost Amethyst
Pattern Paper ... DSP Tea Party
Stamp Set ....... Bloomin' With Beauty, Very Versatile (For sentiment)
Ink ............. Almost Amethyst
Ribbon .......... 1/4" Whisper White Grosgrain
Marker Pens ..... Almost Amethyst, Garden Green, Summer Sun

Sunday 7 June 2009

Lemonade Stand Award

Lisa has very kindly sent me this award.

It’s an award for bloggers that show great attitude and gratitude ... Thank you Lisa xx. I found Lisa's blog shortly after discovering Stampin' UP! products. Her blog is definitely worth a visit. Her projects are beautiful and so inspiring and I love to browse there regularly :o)

I would like to pass this award onto the following ladies, who I think also show great attitude and gratitude ....


Teri xx

Passion For Promarkers #2 / The Next Level #1

I have combined two challenges for this card. Passion For Promarkers want you to create a card using Apple and Pastel Pink this week. And .... The Next Level have set a challenge to create something using an aperture and also include a lollipop flower.

I used one of my new Miss Anya Stamps called 'Shine' and have coloured her using Apple, Pastel Pink, Ivory and Blush. For the hair I used Primrose and Pastel Yellow. The white base card is from my stash and the gem brad is from Papermania.

All The Remaining Products Used Are from Stampin' UP

Cardstock ...... Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Barely Banana, Pretty In Pink
Pattern Paper ... DSP Sweet Always
Stamp Set ....... Very Versatile (For sentiment)
Ink ............. Certainly Celery
Punches ......... Word Window (USA only currently)

Winter Wonderland - "A Christmas Carol"

It was lovely seeing what you all created last week for our first challenge at Winter Wonderland! I loved visiting all your blogs and seeing your projects.

Our second challenge theme is ....... 'A Christmas Carol'. I hope you will join us again this week :o)

I have chosen to make a fairly traditional looking Christmas card this week, using 'The Holly & The Ivy' and 'Deck The Halls' as my inspiration for it :o)

Cardstock ........... SU Whisper White, SU Kraft and SU Basic Black
Ink ................. Versamark and SU Basic Black
Stamp Set ........... SU Season Of Joy, SU Ivy Vine Wheel (US Retired) and Best Yet(for sentiment), Sarah Lugg Holly Stamp
Pattern Paper ....... Unknown - may be Dovecraft
Other Products ...... Black Embossing Powder, Gold Bow

I used a Stampin' UP! wheel and versamark to create the background for the card. The Holly image is coloured with Promarkers - Forest Green, Berry Red and Cocoa.

Don't forget to visit the Winter Wonderland site to see if you won last week's Blog Candy! ..... and also to see all the gorgeous creations from the other DT members :o)

Teri xxx