Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Two Challenges - High Hopes & A Spoon Full of Sugar

I created my card for two challenges.... the first is our High Hopes challenge where this week Jeanne is asking us to use stars somewhere on our cards.

Also our challenge over at A Spoon Full of Sugar where Debbie is asking you to use an animal image. She has a fun request too (which is optional) where she would like to see a card created by you and also by your child. Be sure to pop over to the blog to view all the children's fabulous cards... and of course the fantastic design teams too!

My card above is using the fun new High Hopes stamp Stunt Dragon by Artist Dustin Pike. My Stunt dragon has been stamped onto Concord Record card with Memento ink and coloured with Prismacolor pencils with sansodor to blend. I added a little stickles to his spots, eyebrows and also around the edge of the star but this is hard to see in the picture. The papers are from the Basic Grey Pad Max and Whiskers. I created the sentiment myself in Photoshop and printed direct onto my cardstock.

So here is my 5 year old daughter Danni's card. Danni loves to colour and must colours tons of images every week. This is her first offical card :-) I cut the carstock, paper and trimmed her image but the rest was all Danni's handywork! She is so proud of her creation and can't wait to give this to Nanny. The images Danni chose are High Hopes Sweet Anabela and Gilbert. As you can also see like Mum... Danni loves colour!

If you looking to play along with a challenge this week be sure to check out both High Hopes and A Spoon Full of Sugar :-)

Have a great Tuesday!

Friday, 25 June 2010

Let's Party Blog Hop

Today's the day for our Let's Party release at Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber Stamps :-) If you have just arrived here from my buddy Mina's blog great... but if not why not head on over to the Wags 'n Whiskers blog to join in our blog hop from the beginning. If not you will have missed out on many gorgeous creations from our team and special guests. Make sure to leave comments during the Hop because there will be prizes!! Four blogs will be hosting candy...but you won't know which one...so leave a comment on all of them!!

This sweet design by our fabulous artist Emma Metcalf is called Millie after my little 5 year old niece :-) Millie with Cupcake has been coloured with a mixture of copics and Prismcolor Pencils with sansodor to blend. I was hunting through papers and found this pretty cupcake design in the Basic Grey Paper Pad Nook and Pantry. I added the crochet flower to match the flower on the cupcake dp (you can spot it in the top left corner :-). The sentiment is from the stamp set Purrfect Friends which is also released today. Also added to the corner of my image are 4mm Flat Back pearls in indigo.

At 12pm GMT/7am EST, the stamps will go live! After 7am, click on the "Buy Here Blinkie" on the top right side bar at the Wags 'n Whiskers blog to be linked to the new releases in either rubber or Digi Format. Don't forget we only have a limited supply of rubber stamps so grab them while you can!

Ok I won't keep you any longer as you will want to hop off to see some more of Millie's friends.... Now hop on over to Joy to see what delights she has to share with you :-)

Have a wonderful weekend!


Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Let's Party - Sneak Peek Day 1

Are you ready to Party?!! Great, because it's time for another release at Wags 'n Whiskers...and this one is all about the parties!! We have a very fun release this month full of whimsical birthday images designed by our newest artist Emma Metcalf. As we mentioned before, Emma Metcalf is a children's book illustrator from England.

Today our awesome design team are sharing their sneaks with you so be sure to hop on over to the Wags 'n Whiskers blog. Also there is still a chance for you to win the FULL Digi release by helping us spread the word. There will be rubber stamps available, h
owever, we only have a limited supply so grab them while you can!

When doing our artist search I came across a cute Tiger Emma had drawn and knew we had to have him... so...... introducing Toby. The design on my card is called Toby's Big Day. Toby has been printed onto Concord Record card and coloured with Prismacolor pencils with sansodor and paper stumps to blend. Do you love the sweet little bow on his pressie... I am useless at creating bows but this little cutie was so easy to create with my handy bow-easy! I also added some star dust stickles to the blue on the present. The sentiment is part of another design called Purrfect Day which will also be released this Friday! Papers used SEI Happy Day (Party Hat design) and Cosmo Cricket Material Girl (Terracota). I used some of the new arrival buttons from the Juke Box Collection, 4mm Flat back pearls and some fun pom pom ribbon.

Tomorrow there will be another day filled with sneak peeks. Then on Friday morning at 5:01 GMT (London)/12:01am EST, the blog hop will begin!! At 12:00 noon GMT on Friday/7:00am EST, the stamps will be available for purchase or download.

Ok before I go.... the winner of the High Hopes blog hop from my blog is: Lorraine - Lorraine's Craft Spot! Congratulations Lorraine!

Here are your random numbers:


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Please email me nichola.fairbairn@googlemail.com to claim your prize.

See you tomorrow!


Toby's Gift Close

Sunday, 20 June 2010

High Hopes Challenge - Anything goes!!!

Can you believe I have posted a card within a couple of days apart lol! Yep, hopefully I am back creating again now :-) Our new challenge over at the High Hopes blog has just started and this week.... anything goes!!! That's right no rules just lots of fun creating with your High Hopes stamps :-) Wow, be sure to check out Alex.'s A-M-A-Z-I-N-G scene she created for our challenge!!!

On my card today I have used this fun guy Shelbert. He is one of the new release stamps by artist Dustin Pike for High Hopes. Shelbert is stamped in Memento ink onto Concord Record Card then coloured with Prismacolor Pencils with sansodor and paper stumps to blend. I added a little Star Dust Stickles to his pom pom. I just love the colours of these papers from S.E.I 6" Paper Pad Happy Day. Lots of fun designs just perfect for Birthday cards.

Be sure to join us as a random player will win a High Hopes stamp of their choice! Also our Blog Hop is still open so plenty more chance to win more prizes!!!

If you are looking to purchase High Hopes rubber stamps be sure to check out my store where we have 256 designs/sentiments in stock including all the new release designs by artists Dustin Pike and Meljen's Designs. We ship worldwide too!

Have a wonderful Sunday!


Friday, 18 June 2010

High Hopes Blog Hop and Release!!!

Yay.. it's our blog hop and also release day!!! Today High Hopes are releasing some beautiful designs by artist Melissa Jenkins into rubber. You should have just arrived here from the very talented Jeanne's blog but if you didn't please go over to the start of our hop at the High Hopes blog.

Make sure to leave comments during the Hop because there will be prizes!! Four random Diva blogs will be hosting candy...but you won't know which one...so leave a comment on all of them!!

It's been a while since I have been creative (over 6 weeks!!!) but was happy to finally have a little playtime yesterday. This sweet design is called A girl and her kitty. I have coloured with Copic Sketch Markers and Prisma colour pencils. The fabulous bright papers are from the new Cosmo Cricket 6" Pad Delovely. The pretty circle design was cut using a Nellie C Die.

My card also fits with Debbie's challenge over at Bunny Zoe's Craft blog where she is asking you to create a girly card. Melissa's designs are so perfect for this challenge.

Ok.. I won't keep you any longer.... The next stop on the hop is Jeanette. I know she has something awesome to show you!

If you are looking to purchase the new stamps be sure to pay me a visit at Bunny Zoe's Crafts. I ship worldwide and have all the new stamps in stock and shipping today!

Have fun!



Monday, 14 June 2010

NEW High Hopes at Bunny Zoe's Crafts

Today's the day.... new designs by Dustin Pike for High Hopes now at Bunny Zoe's Crafts! Be sure to check out the new fun designs!!!

Join in blog hop today at the High Hopes blog :-)

Friday, 11 June 2010

Bunny Zoe's Crafts 1st Anniversary plus NEWS

Bunny Zoe's Crafts is celebrating our 1st Birthday this week and as a thank you to all our customers we would like to give you 10% off your order this weekend!!! Please use code anniversary when checking out. We really appreciate your support over the last year :-)

Stunning creation above by Designer Melanie Holtz

Also today we have released another batch of our older Wags 'n Whiskers releases into Digi's :-) You get all of the beauty of our Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber Stamps in the convenience of a digital stamp!

Resize, Flip, alter...or colour digitally in photoshop and add to digital layouts! So many possibilities.

Win, Win, Win!!!! More exciting news to announce in that Wags 'n Whiskers will have a new release on Friday, 25th June!!! This release will be available in Digital Format only.... for now ;-) We have another fabulous new artist Emma Metcalf. We are thrilled that Emma will be joining us and sharing her cute designs. Emma is a children's illustrator based in the UK. Our designers are already having fun colouring the new images!

The sneak peeks will begin on Wednesday, 23rd June on the Divas Blogs!! We will have links to the participating blogs listed here, too. The peeks will continue on Thursday, 24th June.
There will be a Blog Hop here beginning at 12:01 EST/5:00am GMT on Friday, 25th June!!!. Then at 7:00 am/noon GMT the Digi's will go live in the stores.

Would you like to win the whole digi release???!!!
Well grab the release badge above and post it on your blog with a link back to the Wags 'n Whisker blog.

One lucky person will win the whole release!!! The winner will be posted on Monday June 28th.
Thanks for helping spread the word and Good Luck!

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

NEW C.C. Designs, Monthly Challenge plus winners!

Myself and the Bunny Zoe's Crafts DT gals thought it would be better to move our Monthly Challenge to a blog in replacement of the gallery.

Please come over and visit us at our new Challenge blog and help us spread the word. Of course there is an incentive of a £25.00 Gift Certificate for one lucky person.

Our first blog challenge will be next Monday, 14th June. As well as a random winner being chosen each challenge one lucky player will have the opportunity to be a guest designer for a future challenge. The guest designer will be able to choose a stamp of their choice from the store to the maximum value of £10.00 to create their guest card too! Does that sound good?

The new June C.C. Designs are now in stock and shipping today. As well as the above Fairytales Liberty there are lots of cute Summer designs.

Now some winners......

Congratulation to Eleanor Jenkins who is our lucky winner of the £100 Shopping Spree!!!!!

Also congratulation to Susie Sugar who is our May Gallery winner of a £25.00 Gift Certificate.

Here is Susie's beautiful entry:

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

June TGF Release

Having an amazing time here in Florida but unfortunately our trip is nearly over :-( We have had so much fun and it was so awesome to meet up with my friend Lacey and her family. I have a ton of pictures to share with you when home but thought I would show you just a couple now.

Not only did we stay with Lacey and her family at their home in Coral Springs the first weekend but they joined us for 3 Magical days at Disney too this weekend just gone! It was sad to say goodbye but we are already planning our next trip :-)

Lacey and myself at Deerfield Beach near Fort Lauderdale.

Zoe and myself goofing around with the Sesame Street Characters at Bush Gardens.

Zoe and Danni having fun in our Villa pool. They were quite shy when the camera came out so a rare picture of them both smiling together! lol
Ok.... I actually did pop by quickly to let you know that the new TGF have been added to the store. All orders received during our vacation will start to ship this Friday!

Don't forget that all orders over £25 excluding shipping will be entered into a prize draw to win a £100 Shopping Spree at Bunny Zoe's Crafts... more details over in the store.

Still a few more fun things to squeeze in over the next two days!

Nikki x