Tuesday 31 August 2010

Sneak Peek Day 2

I'm back again to share another sneak peek with you today for our High Hopes release tomorrow! My card has also been created for our challenge this week at A Spoon Full of Sugar where Paola has the below great sketch for us.

The adorable image on my cardd is called Merry Mouse which is designed by High Hopes fabulous new artist Laurie Furnell. Merry Mouse is coloured with Copic Markers. The french sentiment is also by High Hopes and will also be released tomorrow. I will have all the new stamps available in my store :-) The papers are from the new Basic Grey 6x6" Paper pad Jovial. I added some Organza ribbon and buttons from the Noel collection to finish.

You won't want to miss out on more sneak peeks today from the rest of the High Hopes team!!! There is such a huge variety of designs!!!!

See you tomorrow for our blog hop!



Monday 30 August 2010

High Hopes Sneak Peek Day 1

Morning... hope you had a wonderful weekend and if your in the UK still enjoying the bank holiday!!! Our sneak peeks begin today sharing the wonderful art from High Hopes new artist Laurie Furnell!!!!

As soon as I saw this adorable image Sweet Lili Mouse stamp I knew she would be perfect for Zoe's Lunch bag tag. You may remember the tags I created for the girls last year which you can see here. The Identity tags can be picked up at your local stationary store. I replaced the clip this year with a book ring so it would be more secure.

Sweet Lili Mouse has been coloured with Copic Markers with a little Primsa Pencil. A very simple project but I am pleased with how it came out and Zoe loves it... Just need to make another 3 now... 1 for Danni's lunch bag and 1 each for the girls school bags! Just a few last minute bits of uniform to grab but I have most of their stuff ready for next Wednesday.

Be sure to check out the High Hopes blog for links to Design Team so you can check out their fabulous sneaks..... plus a chance to win a package bursting with new release stamps!!!!!

See you tomorrow!!!


Friday 20 August 2010

A Fairy Special Blog Hop

Today is our Wags 'n Whiskers blog hop and release!!! If you haven't arrived here from the wonderful Debbie's blog be sure to go over to the Wags 'n Whisker blog to start from the very beginning!

The stunning fairy on my card today is called Lacey after my friend and business partner Lacey... you will have spotted by now too that I have a fairy named after me also :-) Just wished I had her gorgeous figure! lol Lacey is coloured with Copic Markers with a little Prismacolor pencil to deepen the shadows. The papers are Bo Bunny Jazmyne which are currently in my SALE. The fairy sentiment is by High Hopes rubber Stamps.

Our Fairy release will be available to purchase today at 12pm GMT via our stores and from our retailers. If you own a store or would like to see our stamps at your favorite stamping store, wholesale accounts are available!!

I am sure you are loving all the awesome cards from our team and friends... with such a HUGE line up I won't keep you any longer and your next stop is the very talented Tina.

Have fun and a great weekend too!



Tuesday 17 August 2010

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Christmas

Wow... not only am I excited to actually be on time for a challenge but.... I also am sharing a sneak peak with you a day early! Today over at A Spoon Full of Sugar is Christmas and the super sweet Fairy is from my new Wags 'n Whiskers release. Fairy Hannah will be available in stores on Friday! Hannah is an extra special as we named her after my very good friend Debbie's 12 year old daughter Hannah. Hope you like her sweetie! The image has been drawn by our talented artist Cris de Lara... isn't she beautiful and so versatile too as today I have used her for a Christmas card but next time maybe for a Fairy Special Birthday!

Do you love the papers on my card...? these are Kaisercraft Christmas Carnival. They are available in handy 6x6" Pads and I just love the non-traditional colours and designs. The red strip on the right is one of the die cuts you get in the back of the pad. The larger snowflakes are cut from an SU Punch and the smaller a MS Medium Simple Snowflake Punch. The sentiment is by Pink Cat Studio and of course I squeezed in some flat back pearls :-)

Be sure to check out the A Spoon Full of Sugar Blog as their is heaps of inspiration there... We all say each year we will start our Christmas cards earlier so no excuses! Also one lucky player has the chance to win the above £15 gift certificate to spend in my store :-)

See you soon with more sneak peeks. Don't forget you could win the full Fairy release by helping us Spread the word... more details on my post below or over at the Wags 'n Whiskers blog.

Have a fairy special Tuesday!



Sunday 15 August 2010

High Hopes Challenge - Water

I can't believe this month is going so quickly and just over 3 weeks and the girls will be back at school... time to start thinking about buying their new uniform... I hate that it is in the stores before they have even finished for Summer but better not leave it too late!

Ok, back to my card which is for this weeks new High Hopes Challenge. Our topic this week is water so I coloured up a Dustin Pike Image - Mer-Cat. The bright papers are from the Paper Pad SEI Jocelyn.. oh I love these wacky colours! My Mer-Kitty is coloured with Copic Markers and then a little Prismacolor Pencil to finish. I added a little stickles stardust.

Hope you can play along with us... remember each challenge you get the chance to win a High Hopes stamp of your choice! If your looking to purchase High Hopes Rubber Stamps I have a great selection in my store.

Have a great evening!



Saturday 14 August 2010

A Fairy Special Release!!

Wags 'n Whiskers is having a new release NEXT Friday, August 20th!!

And it's a "Fairy" Special Release!!

The sneak peeks begin on Wednesday, August 18th and Thursday, August 19th.

Beginning at 12:01am EST/5:01am GMT Friday, August 20th, there will be blog hop showcasing all of the wonderful new images.

Then at 7:00am EST/12:00pm GMT on Friday, August 20th, the stamps will be available for sale at the Wags 'n Whiskers blog and at some retailers through the world.

If you own a store or would like to see our stamps at your favorite stamping store, wholesale accounts are available!!

Would you like to win the whole release?
Grab the banner above, link it to this post, and enter your link into the linky below!!

This contest runs through Sunday, August 22nd at midnight EST/5:00am GMT.

Good Luck!!!

Thursday 12 August 2010

Totally Tilda Challenge

Oh I am horribly late with my card for the Totally Tilda Challenge but..... ;-) the good news is you still have a couple of days to enter their latest challenge!

Susie and the fabulous team are asking you to create a shaped card so.... no squares, rectangles or easels. I love how my little card came out and the great die shapes and little stand came from my friend Susie's store. Click the cute bear image below to go shopping!

See you on Sunday for the next High Hopes Challenge.


Monday 9 August 2010

Sweet Danni and Bella

Not much time for creating right now :-( so lots of combining for my card above ;-) I have created my card for:

A Spoon Full of Sugar
Where you will find the fabulous below sketch created by Sonja.

Ok... so this is my own challenge ;-) but I just wanted to show off the new player blinkie :-) You can grab yours now over at the blog!

Bunny Zoe's Crafts Monthly Challenge
Mag is asking you to add a Vintage touch to your creations this month.
Be sure to play as there is a £25 store voucher up for grabs! Plus each month I am looking for a Guest Designer to play along with us!

Wags 'n Whiskers
Our challenge is hosted by Chris and her topic is called Triple Play.
Use 3 of something on your card. It could be 3 techniques, 3 Patterned Pappers, 3 Buttons or Flowers, an image with 3 characters (like Furry Friends), or just 3 elements. As always one lucky participant will win a Wags 'n Whiskers stamp of their choice!

The image on my card is Wags 'n Whiskers Sweet Danni and Bella which is stamp designed featuring my daughter and her kitty. This image is available in rubber or digi format. I have coloured with copic markers and added some of my favourite sparkles - star dust stickles. The green Paper is from Basic Grey Origins. I have used some of the gorgeous Vintage White Lace, 4mm Flat back Pearls & 5mm Acrylic Gems. I am loving the new Marianne D Doily Die's and you can be sure to see me using this over and over again! The flower under my snowflake is also part of this fabulous set.

Well if your looking for a challenge to play along with be sure to check out the above links. There is tons of inspiration to admire too!

Have a wonderful week!



Sunday 1 August 2010

High Hopes Challenge - Use your favourite Embellishment

We're back from our Summer break and raring to go! Our new challenge over at the High Hopes blog has just started and this week we are asking you to use your favourite embellishment. A nice and easy challenge so a great excuse to ink up your favourite HH stamps too!

I am sure you know that my favourite embellishment is my flat back pearls... I can't remember the last card I made when I didn't use them! lol I also used two of my favourite Martha Stewart Punches - Classic Butterfly and Heart Lace Edger.

The sweet image is Puppy Love Frame. This stamp is so versatile and I inked up the images without his frame. My puppy is stamped in Memento onto Concord Record card and coloured with Prismcolor Pencils with sansodor and paper stumps to blend... also adding my favourite stickles Star Dust. The papers are Basic Grey Green at Heart. Do you love the pretty frame...? this is Nellie's Choice Die - Multi round. All items in orange can be found in my store including tons more High Hopes Stamps!!!

Hope you can play along with us and remember each challenge you have the chance of winning a fabulous High Hopes stamp of your choice! Be sure to pop over to the blog for oodles of inspiration from the rest of the team!

Also I just wanted to mention that for all you Tilda fans there is a new challenge over at the Totally Tilda Challenge blog. I can't wait to play along with this one!

Have a wonderful Sunday!