Sunday 25 October 2009

Winter Wonderland - #22 Open Theme

We have an Open Theme over at Winter Wonderland this week and would like to see your ideas for Christmas projects this time :o) We have a fabulous prize for one lucky participant this week - so head on over and have a look at what's on offer :o)

Lynda joins us again this week as our fab guest DT .... and wait 'til you see what she has created for us ...... it's absolutely amazing!

My DT card ......

All products are Stampin' UP, unless otherwise stated.

Cardstock ........ Very Vanilla, Basic Black
Ink .............. Versamark
Stamp Set ........ So Swirly Jumbo Wheel, Occasional Greetings (sentiment)
Ribbon ........... Basic Black 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain
Punches .......... 1 3/4" Circle Punch
Other Products ... Top Note Die, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder

Don't forget to check out the other DT's fabulous creations this week!

Teri xx

Sunday 18 October 2009

Winter Wonderland - #21 'The Christmas Stocking'

Another week gone! There's only about 10 weeks left now before the 'Big Day'. Have you joined us yet? It's never too late ..... why not have a go at our Winter Wonderland Inspirational Challenge this week? The theme is 'The Christmas Stocking' .... and you can interpret that in any way you wish :o)

A big thank you to Helen for being our Guest Designer for the last two weeks! And welcome to the fabulously talented Lynda, who will be our Guest for this week and next.

Cardstock ........ Very Vanilla, Old Olive
Ink .............. Real Red, Old Olive
Pattern Paper .... DSP Merry Moments
Stampin' Markers ... Real Red, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Close To Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Summer Sun
Stamp Set ........ Sparkly And Bright, Seasonal Wishes (retired)
Ribbon ........... Real Red 1/4" Grosgrain
Punches .......... Scallop Oval
Other Products ... Anitas Flat Backed Gems

Don't forget to check out the other DT's fabulous creations this week!

Teri xx

Wednesday 14 October 2009

Nephew's Birthday Card

It was my youngest nephew's birthday yesterday and this is the card that I made for him. It's ages since I used the Choo Choo stamp set and I'd forgotten how much fun it was :o)
If you want to have a look at the set, it's on Page 39 of the new catalogue (£14.95). I have also used the tree from Forest Friends, which is on the same page of the catalogue (£12.95) :o)
I 'smooched' the background using Bashful Blue and Certainly Celery classic ink.

Cardstock ........ Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink .............. Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Brilliant Blue, Basic Grey
Stampin' Markers . Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Stamp Set ........ Choo Choo, Forest Friends, Right On Track Wheel, Schoolbook Serif Alphabet

Sunday 11 October 2009

Winter Wonderland - #20 'Gingerbread'

Another week closer to Christmas ...... Have you joined us yet? Why not give our challenges a try and help with the run up to the Christmas season by creating some cards and other items now? It will ease some of that pressure and give you more time for other things when December hits :o)

Our inspirational theme this week is 'Gingerbread'. Don't forget you can interpret this any which way you like :o) Our GDT this week is the lovely Helen again.

I don't mind telling you that this week our theme stumped me some! I had no idea what to do for it .... I don't own any gingerbread stamps and I struggled with ideas. So ..... thank goodness for Stampin' Up! Punches! I've used them before to make animals and found it was really easy to make a Gingerbread Man with them too :o) I used the 3/4" circle for the head, the 1" circle for the body, Word window for the arms and legs and the 1/4" for the buttons and eyes .. just highlighted with the white gel pen. I think he looks really cute and will definitely use him again :o)

I created the bag using a downloadable template, but adapted it again this week. Instead of adding the flap as before I used the new and very gorgeous Stampin' Up! eyelet border punch around the top edge and folded it over to the front. I also created a handle and used the punch again on the edges ..... fab eh? I'm really happy with my project this week :o)

Don't forget .... You can order Stampin' UP! products from me at any time. If you would like a catalogue you can buy them from me for just £2.50 which includes Postage and Packing.

Cardstock ........ Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Real Red
Ink .............. Real Red
Stamp Set ........ Season Of Joy
Ribbon ........... Real Red 1/4" Grosgrain, Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain, Chocolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain
Punches .......... Word Window, 1" Circle, 3/4" Circle, 1/4" Circle, Eyelet Border
Other Products ... Signo White Gel Pen

Remember to check out the other DT's fabulous creations this week!

Teri xx

Sunday 4 October 2009

Winter Wonderland - #19 'Sleigh Bells Ring'

I got some fabulous ideas from your bags and boxes created for last weeks challenge at Winter Wonderland. It was a pleasure visiting all your blogs. Thank you to everyone who took part. Thank you also to our wonderful GDT's Sam and Rachel.

Our inspirational theme this week is 'Sleigh Bells Ring'. You can interpret this in whatever way you feel .... and I look forward to seeing your lovely creations :o) Our GDT's this week are the fabulous Helen and we are re-joined by the wonderful Ameli .... welcome ladies xxxx

All products are from Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated ..... The image has been coloured with Promarker Pens.

Cardstock ........ Whisper White, Real Red
Pattern Paper .... KaiserCraft 'Cheer' Collection
Ink .............. Real Red
Stamp Set ........ Elzybells 'Reindeer Sleigh', Elzybells 'Jingle Bells' Sentiment
Other Products ... Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

Don't forget to check out the other DT's gorgeous creations this week!

Teri xx

Saturday 3 October 2009

Fabulous Blog Award!!!

A huge Thank You to Sara for giving me the above award! Sara is the most amazing lady who's creativity never ceases to amaze me. I have 'pinched' so many of her fabulous ideas ..... she inspires endlessly. If you haven't come across Sara's blog before ..... get over there and have a look! :o)

The rules of the award are that I have to share 5 things with you that I am addicted to and then pass on the award to 5 other blogs that I love .....

1. Stampin' Up! products ... they just can't be beaten. I love being a Demo! :o)
2. Paper crafting - I love making cards, but enjoy making different bags and boxes more.
3. Crisp White Wine .... enuf said!
4. X-factor - cannot miss an episode of this ever. Love it. Makes me laugh and cry ... and shout at the telly. It's one of the very few programs that I watch tho. Most of my time is spent in my craft room :o)
5. Surfing the net. Hours just vanish every day when I'm blog-hopping or just surfing looking for new ideas that I can adapt and use.

I would like to pass this award onto the following lovely ladies who have amazing blogs that I'm always visiting and love ....


Thursday 1 October 2009

Stampin' Up! Mini Blog Hop & Candy!

In celebration of the new Stampin' Up Catalogue launching this morning (about 11am), there is a mini blog hop in place each offering goodies to be won :o)

Check out these blogs before midday today to be in with a chance ........