Monday, 31 December 2012

Happy New Year.........

wishing you all a peaceful and craft filled year xxx

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Final Challenge for Do You Stack Up?...

Good Morning All,
I hope you had a very Happy Christmas and that Santa brought you loads of crafting goodies!! 

After all the fun and happiness of Christmas, this is a very sad post as it's the last one I shall be writing for Do You Stack Up?. Alison has decided to close the DYSU Challenge blog due to her acrylic stamp company "The Alley Way Stamps"  now taking up so much of her time.  I am so pleased for Alison but at the same time so sorry to see DYSU go. This was my very first DT post and I have been with it since the beginning :0(  

So, for our very last challenge we have the theme of "TURQUOISE" and I really hope you will all play along with us this week and send us off with a bang!

Our lovely final sponsors are:-

Rhoda Design Studio - $15 Gift Certificate to spend on cutting files or digis

Sweet 'n Sassy - $10 Gift Certificate

The Stamping Boutique (who are also sadly closing at the end of the year) - Winner's choice of 3 digis

Elizabeta Kushner - Winner's choice of 3 digis

For my card this week, I have used the sweet "Eskimo Kisses" from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps - so, so easy to colour up!! I have made a rocker card and kept the design fairly simple.

Close up of the adorable image.

Medium - Promarkers
Paper - Dovecraft Back to Basics Christmas Modern
Snowflakes - MS punch
Glitter - Stickles and Glamour Dust
Card - cut with a Grand Scalloped Circle

Well, that's all from me for today except to say thank you to all who have entered our challenges over the last two years - I have really enjoyed seeing all of your fabulous creations. I also want to say thank you to Alison for asking me to join her team and to all of the past and present DYSU Team Members - you girls really rock and I shall miss you all.........what am I going to do on a Thursday - lol!!
Happy Crafting
Denise xx

Friday, 21 December 2012

Merry, Merry Christmas!!

Just want to wish all of my lovely followers and friends a very Merry Christmas. I hope Santa brings you all the crafting goodies you want :0)

Have a lovely festive time and I will be back next week with my very last Do You Stack Up? creation.
Denise xxxx

Thursday, 20 December 2012

DYSU? Challenge #103

Good Morning All,
I am happy to report that I am feeling a whole lot better than I was this time last week - the cold really knocked me out for a few days. Thank you for your get well wishes.

So, it's Thursday again and time for our penultimate challenge over at Do You Stack Up  :0(   and this week is everyone's favourite "ANYTHING GOES".

and we have three lovely sponsors ..........

Robyn's Fetish - Winner's choice of 5 digital stamps

Gecko Galz - Winner's choice of 1 digital stamp set

My Heart Pieces - Winner's choice of 3 digital satamps

This fabulous Santa comes from My Heart Pieces and was such fun to colour. I have kept the card quite simple as the image itself is fairly detailed. Just a couple of papers, a glittery ribbon and some die cut, glittered snowflakes and the card was finished. To be honest, I don't think I could have come up with much more feeling as ill as I did with the cold!!

Here's a close-up of Santa and his sweet reindeer.  You can just about see the glitter I added to the fur on Santa's outfit.

Medium - Promarkers
Papers - Papermania "Home for Christmas"
Glitter - Star Dust Stickles and Glamour Dust
Ribbon - stash
Snowflakes - Marianne Design dies

I hope you can find some crafting time during this hectic week to join us for our challenge and I look forward to seeing your lovely creations.  Do take a look at what the rest of the team have made for your inspiration.
We shall be back next Thursday with our FINAL challenge.
Hugs and Happy Crafting
Denise xxx

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Anything Goes #82 - Traditional Christmas Colours
Crafty Sentiments - All That Glitters
Deep Ocean #41 - Santa is Coming to Town

Saturday, 15 December 2012


This is just a quick post to all of my lovely followers - I am so sorry I have not been round to see any of you these past few days but the cold I was starting on Thursday has really taken hold and left me feeling totally drained of energy. My head is thumping, my eyes are sore and I get the shivers each time I move and I have got through a box of tissues and am on my second one (looking for sympathy here - LOL). I promise I shall visit you all next week when (hopefully) I feel better.
Hugs to you all.
Denise xxx

Thursday, 13 December 2012

DYSU? Challenge #102

Hi All,
Thursday again - where are the days going??? Our theme this week at Do You Stack Up? is "CHRISTMAS" so we are looking forward to seeing lots and lots of lovely entries!!

and we have three very generous sponsors..........

Digi Darla - Winner's choice of 5 digis

The Paper Shelter - $20 Gift Certificate

My card this week uses this cute little Christmas Owl from The Paper Shelter. I have coloured him with Promarkers but you do get a pre-coloured image as well as the outline one and a background too - great for when you need to make a card in a hurry!!

Close-up of Mr Owl in his sparkly hat!!

Medium - Promarkers
Papers - Dovecraft "Back to Basics Christmas Vintage" and Papermania "Home for Christmas"
Stickles - Stardust
Ribbon - stash
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards

That's all from me for today. Sorry it's such a quick post but I am not feeling too great. Think I am developing a cold - just what I need before Christmas :0(  I hope you will all join us for this challenge and I can't wait to see all of your fab creations.
Denise xx

I am entering this card into the following challenges-
Anything Goes #82 - Traditional Christmas Colours
Bearly Mine #65 - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - Christmas
Hooked on Craft #27 - Christmas

Thursday, 6 December 2012

DYSU? Challenge #101

Good Morning,
This week's challenge over at Do You Stack Up? has the theme of SILVER AND GOLD so we want to see all of your lovely blingy creations!!

our generous sponsors this week are.......

Bugaboo Stamps - Winner's choice of 7 images

Rhoda Design Studios - $15 Gift Certificate to spend on Cutting Files or Digis

Stampendous Frantage Aged Gold Embossing Enamel and Frantage Aged Silver Embossing Enamel

This week I decided to make a Christmas tag using the Frantage Aged Gold and Silver embossing enamels from Stampendous. I stamped the Harlequin design with Versamark and embossed with the gold. The edges and parts of the centre of the tag were then smeared with the Versamark pad and I sprinkled gold and silver randomly over these areas. 

Close up of the embossing showing the gold and silver powders which also contain black to give the aged look - gorgeous.

Tag - stash
Harlequin stamp - IndigoBlu
Baubles and Word - cut on the Cricut using black and a gold/brown metallic card from stash
Glossy Accents - used on baubles
Ribbons and Bows - stash

I had real fun creating this tag - and made plenty of mess too!!!  I hope you will join us for this week's challenge and if you need some more inspiration, do take a look at the rest of the team's fab creations over on the challenge blog.

Thank you so much for looking
Denise xx

I would like to enter this tag into the following challenges:-
Celebrate the Occasion #91 - Christmas (no red or green)
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays #97 - Christmas Themed Gift Tags