Wednesday 14 March 2012

Garden green notebook

Another notebook - this time with a piece of striped card from my offcuts box and a few 3D stickers that have been in my stickers box for ages (good way to use them up - knew they would come in handy one day - lol!).

As this has lots of green I'm entering it for Liz's Birthday challenge 3 on Crafts for Carolyn - a super forum that is celebrating ten years this week - do go over and have a look and join in the fun (thanks for the heads-up for this, Liz).

This is for:

Pixie's crafty snippets 11
Hiding in my craftroom 37: super scraps Saturday
Party time 59: monochromatic
Gingerloft 35: spring
House of Gilli 28: the colours of spring
Paper creations ink 20: spring is in the air
Little darlings 19: colours of spring
2 sisters 82: spring colours
Joanna Sheen 4: spring is in the air
Crafter's companion March: spring
Card caravan (the hybrid chick) 14: lucky green
Pile it on 11: St Patrick's day and/or shades of green
Critter 106: use green
Kaboodle 110: show us some green
Sassy Cheryl 106: wearin' of the green - use some green
Use it Tuesday 27: green
Papercraft star 88: green
Simon says: a bit o green
Do you stack up 62: go green
Phindy's Friday 96: monochromatic green
Raise the bar 95: go green
Creative Mondays (always crafting) 3: anything goes
Make it Monday 80
Inspire me Fridays 49
52 cardpick up week 10

Bicycle notebook

Another altered notebook, this time with an offcut of Basic Grey cupcake bicycles with some stickers from the 99p store. This is for Crazy amigo: bicycle challenge.

It's also for:

Pixie's crafty snippets 11
Hiding in my craftroom 37: super scraps Saturday
Anything goes 62: boyz to men
The paper shelter 55: for the boys
Polka doodles 10: let's hear it for the boys
Creative Mondays (always crafting) 3: anything goes
Make it Monday 80
Inspire me Fridays 49
52 cardpick up week 10

Girlie pink notebook

In preparation for my sale on Saturday I've managed to alter a few notebooks today, so here is one of them, inspired by this photo inspiration on Just inspirational challenges - it spoke to me of fashion:

The background card is from my offcuts box, so another visit to the playground at Pixie's crafty snippets 11 and Hiding in my craftroom 37: super scraps Saturday.

The images are Sassy girl rub ons by Royal & Langnickel - I've had these for ages and ages and didn't actually expect them to rub on so well - so thankful that they did.

This is also for:

Just some lines: spring cleaning - all items are much more than 6 months old
Papertake: for the girls or mum
Crafty purple frog: pink and girly
Ladybug: anything goes
Creative Mondays (always crafting) 3: anything goes
Make it Monday 80
Inspire me Fridays 49
52 cardpick up week 10

Suzie's 365 day 74: unusual camera angle

Not much time today, so here is my Suzie's 365 day 74: unusual camera angle:

It's Wednesday, so ...

... that means that it's WOYWW 145 - if you don't know what I'm talking about, click on the link and have a nosey and, hopefully, join in the fun. I missed last week's - there was just so much going on, not just crafting, but family-wise, so I had to give it a miss.

I've got a Tearfund sale here on Saturday, so I need to be busy making more cards, notebooks etc for that, so I apologise in advance to all WOYWW-ers that I might well be very late in visiting your blogs and commenting.

To the left of where I sit you can just about see a box of Easter stuff, boxes of distress inks, doilies and a box of sticky notes that need to have covers on them - that reminds me that I also need to get out some notebooks to alter ready for Saturday.

To the right of me are some cards that have been made but need inserts, labels, bagging, also a prize from Hooked on Crafts -  - talking of prizes, I have won so many lately that I just had to do a blogpost earlier in recognition of my gratitude for all the lovely teams and sponsors - I even won the biggie at Simon says stamps - $50 to spend (trouble is that atm I'm too busy to browse the online shop to choose - so much to choose from - but after Saturday I'll enjoy spending ... and also all the other prizes that I've won. If you want to see what a lucky bunny I am, then just have a look here

You can also see a box of all sorts of things that might be useful over the next few days. At the back by the ATG gun you can see the remnants of supplies that I used for a guest designer slot that will be revealed on Friday.

I have a nice clear space in front of me ready to get on with everything I need to do for Saturday ... so why am I sat here doing other things?!! I'm going to have a break for some lunch and then, hopefully, get down to some serious crafting - mustn't forget that I've also got a commissioned card to get done by Saturday and also need to do a Mothering Sunday one for mum. A crafter's life is never dull!!

I'm on a winning streak!!

I'm supposed to be getting prepared for my Tearfund sale for Saturday, so I mustn't spend too long doing other things, but I just had to do a blogpost about the lovely prizes that I've been fortunate enough to win over the past couple of weeks or so.

I received a package yesterday from Hooked on Craft for winning their 'hearts' challenge with this card. Aren't these lovely?

I've also won quite a few digital images for various challenges in the past couple of weeks, including 2 sisters, Crafts 4 eternity, Love to create, Mami doodles, Paper makeup, Paper sundaes, Sassy Cheryl, Scrap-creations, Totally stampalicious,

I've also won a Paper Pretties sentiment sampler, Classic calico 3 different chipboard die cuts and a journaling book, value $26 from Playing in paradise,  a $34 gift certificate to spend at Stamp and create from Critter challenge, $20 to spend at Designs on Cloud 9 from Friendship's garden, $15 to spend at Simon says stamp from Pile it on, a FREE seat in ANY of the classes at My Creative Classroom for winning The craft garden challenge, a £10 voucher to spend at Joanna Sheen from The crafty pad challenge, and $50 to spend for winning the Simon says challenge - yay!!!

In addition to the prizes, I've been given Guest Designer slots with For Fun (last week and today), Mad for markers (for the month of March), Playing in paradise (for 16 March) and Paper creations ink (for 2 April),

I'm am so grateful to all the teams of these challenge blogs and their sponsors.

We we go looped de loop ...

... here we go loop de la ... This is my second week as a Guest Designer on For Fun. The new challenge today is Circles. Please click on the link and join in the fun - it would be great to see you there. I have so enjoyed joining with the team for this fortnight- thanks to For Fun for the opportunity.

'Let's see circles' is the topic for Crafts and me 75, so this is also for that.

The paper is Bo Bunny 'tis the season fa la la, on to which I stuck various image circles and sentiments.

I'm also linking this for:

52 Christmas card throwdown colour challenge 3: blue, red, green
Paper crafting journey 4: anything goes
Creative Mondays (always crafting) 3: anything goes
Make it Monday 80
Inspire me Fridays 49
52 cardpick up week 10