Monday, 30 June 2014

***My Blog Candy***

Welcome Everyone

For the month of June, I will be running a Blog Candy.....

I have two prizes

£10 to spend at Delicious Doodles


$10 to spend at The Stamping Chef

To enter, I'd like you to please do the following things.....

1. Add your blog address to Mr Linky below
2. Add my blog badge to your blog sidebar or a blog candy page on your main blog and link it up to my blog
3. Mention my candy in one of your blog posts
4. Leave a comment on this post saying where on you blog my badge is and which post you have mentioned it on
5. Keep my blog badge on your blog until the end of the candy
6. You MUST be a follower of my blog!!!

How easy is that?

Here is my blog badge....

The prizes are in the form of a voucher/credit and cannot be exchanged for money value.

I really hope you will join my blog candy and follow the simple rules. 
It would be amazing if you could let your friends know, as the prizes are for two amazing digi stamp companies!

Love & Hugs

Friday, 27 June 2014

Left Of Centre - Challenge #34

Welcome to my crafty little heaven. Thank you so much for your visits and lovely comments. 


This blog post contains a gruesome card that might not be to many peoples tastes!

The Left Of Centre's current Challenge #34 is 'Use Something Metal'

This challenge is being sponsored by the wonderful Rick St Dennis.

This will sadly be the last fortnightly challenge from Left Of Centre Creative Challenges..... we are however going weekly woooohooooo
We will have two design teams. The teams will do alternative weeks challenges. 

I haven't made a dark dark card for a while, so let my hair down......

Here is what I made using Rick St Dennis's SH Monster Nurse image.

My something metal is gilding flakes and metal stud caps. 
The blood was made using re-inker and glossy accents.

Although this is gruesome,  I really like it. I hope you like it as well.....although I'm not sure many will lol

Many thanks for taking a look at my blog post

Sunday, 22 June 2014

OMG I'm Excited!!!

Welcome back fellow Bloggers, Crafters and Wonderful Friends. 
I am slowly getting back to 'normal', but I am taking it very easy. 

Today, I have some absolutely amazing news to share with you all. As my followers will know, I LOVE colouring. Tonight, I was invited to join 'The East Wind' Design Team....... How amazing is that???!!! 
The East Wind Images are amazing and so very detailed and different. 
For me, this is like a dream Design Team appointment for me. I have drooled over their images for so long and now I feel like a kid in a sweet shop!

(Please click above links to take you to the individual places).

The East Wind offer challenges on their Blog and their Facebook page, so plenty of opportunities to join in for a chance to win some gorgeous The East Wind Images. 

The current Facebook Challenge is as follows:

No. 5 June 21st - July 17th.
The Theme is "Wedded Bliss"
(This contest is separate from the Blog Challenge!)

First Prize is 3 digis of winner's Choice
Second Prize is 25% discount code (valid for 7 days from win)

***Simple rules***
Use any TEW digistamps!
You can upload as many creations as you want. However, Please upload one photo at a time. Once you upload a photo, you can add details or blog adress etc on the comment, so it pops up on the timeline 

Please make sure you put it in the right folder!

Now, GO!
*** The East Wind Blog has separate Challenge running 2 times / month!
1st of Every month ( Freebie Challenge )
15th of Every month ( Theme Challenge ) to check out our Blog Challenge

The Current Challenge Blog Challenge is as follows:

It's the middle of the month and that means it's time for our next challenge at The East Wind. The theme that we have chosen for Challenge #9 is Bling. It doesn't matter if it's a little gentle smattering of bling, or full out over the top bling. We want to see it!

Here are our Challenge Rules -

- Enter Only New Creations - No Back linking
- If Using The East Wind Images - Unlimited entries
- Maximum of 3 entries if not using images from The East Wind
- Hand coloured and crafted only - No digital makes

As I am recovering slowly, I am making cards as and when I can. Yesterday, I made a couple of cards with The East Wind Images that I had already coloured.
I hope you like my cards....

The first Card I used the Aurora 'Love You' Image

 The second card I made using Aurora 'Floral Kiss'

I would like to enter my second card into the following challenges - 

A Girl Who Crafts - #1 Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Papers - Anything Goes/Patterned Papers
CCC Digi Creations - #3 Digi/Flowers
Lia Stampz - Summer Fun
Reves 2 Scrap - #1 Anything Goes
Sarah Hurley 365 - #93 Summer Brights
Stempelgarten Challenge - #26 Floral Dreams
Sisters Of Craft - Anything Goes
Art By Miran - Anything Goes
Crafting At The Weekend - Anything Goes

Thank you for all your amazing support, it means the world to me

Thursday, 19 June 2014

A Step In The Dark - Challenge #4

Firstly, welcome back to my blog. 

As my friends know, I have been feeling poorly for quite a while with a temperature and bad chest infection. 
Last monday, I went to the drs to get some more antibiotics as it wasn't shifting?
My dr didn't even listen to my chest, just gave me a prescriotion. Come the early hours of Monday morning, I was seriously struggling to breath and dad rushed me to A&E. I was put straight into resuss and was admitted to the cardiac ward. 
I have had numerous tests and scans and certain issues have been found, however my chest difficulties was due to pneumonia.  

I was discharged yesterday evening with strict rules to rest, make sure I am around no one ill and IF I feel any worse, get help ASAP. 
I am glad I am home as I am in comfort and with loved ones however, I am in so much pain and still struggling. 

Anyway, enough about that......

It is time for 'A Step In The Darks' 4th Challenge -
'Anything Goes / zombies'.

A Step In The Dark is a Challenge Blog that caters specifically for darker and alternative sides of crafting, so no cheerful cute cards.....yuck!!!

For Challenge #4, we have three AMAZING sponsors

Odd Balls Art
Limited Runs
The Stamping Chef

I decided to make two projects. I used 'Big Eyed Girl #2' from Odd Balls Art and 'Coffin Break' from The Stamping Chef.

Here are what I have made, I hope you like them

Odd Ball Art

The Stamping Chef

I hope these have maybe inspired you to try something different and join in with our current challenge.

Thank you for all your support

Friday, 13 June 2014

Left Of Centre - Challenge #33

Welcome to all my lovely fellow Bloggers, Crafters and most importantly Friends.
I would like to thank every single one of you for your continued support and encouragement.
I know I have changed my way of crafting slightly, however I like to think that I have an even balance between the darker stuff and the normal stuff.

Today see's the Mid-Way Inspiration for Challenge #33 - Favourite Film over on the

Left Of Center Creative Challenges offer fortnightly challenges. We have a post at the start of the challenge and then a mid-way inspirational post a week later. 
We have a set theme, however if you choose to make something alternative/dark/gothic/punk etc then you can do an anything goes make. 

We have a HUGE amount of AMAZING sponsors and this Challenge is Sponsored by the very talented 

I chose to use a brilliant image from The Stamping Chef, called Sophie Spitfire, which you will find here - 

The reason I picked the image I did was because it reminded me of Amelia Earhart character in 'A Night At The Museum 2'. 
I thought both Night at the Museum films were hilarious and very clever. 
I know that Amelia Earhart didn't fly this type of aircraft, in fact she lived way before this type of aircraft was even designed and built lol 

Here is what I have made for Challenge #33 - Favourite Film

What I have Used

- 8x8 Card Blank
- Textured 12x12 card stock
- Cameo Silhouette Cutter for the clouds, sentiment and frame
- Time Holtz Glitter stickles
- WHSmiths Colouring Pencils
- Glossy Accents
- Flat Backed Gems
- Black Peeloff Alphabet 

Challenge #33 launched a week ago , so this is just a little added inspiration to hopefully encourage you to join in with the fun. 

Left Of Center also has a facebook group, that we would love you to join. This group is to show your Left Of Center makes and chat to like minded crafty people

I hope you will all join the Girly Challenge over on the Left Of Center Creative Challenges Blog....Remember, it doesn't have to be dark!!

Thank you for your constant support and encouragement

Friday, 6 June 2014

PunkYouGirl - Challenge #13

Welcome Back Lovely people xxxx

Its mid month so that means Mid way inspiration post for the PunkYouGirl Challenge Blog!

PunkYouGirl is a monthly Dark Themed Challenge Blog. 

We are dark themed, so want to see all your dark themed entries. We don't want fluffy and cute, we want dark/gothic/punk/alternative/grunge etc....

We are extremely lucky to have a great list of Sponsors who offer some wonderful prizes to our winners. 
This months Challenge is #13 - Sexy/Steamy

Here is what I made with Stitchy Bears Aullra - 

Things I used - 

- Blank Door Hanger from The Works
- Frame, Webb and flowers from my Cameo Silhouette
- WHSmiths Colouring Pencils
- Time Holtz Spider Diecut
Craftword Cards Card Candi
- Flat Backed Gems
- Mica Sprays
- Tim Holtz Distress Ink
- Black Peel Off Letters

I wanted to make something other than a card and I thought of this as soon as I saw the image. 
I hope this has captured a bit of fun with the sentiment. 
I did enjoy making this as I got very messy and inky and just enjoyed myself. 

I hope this has inspired the dark lovers to visit the Challenge Blog and Join in with this Months Challenge. 

Thank You all for your continued support even when the makes aren't to your taste. 

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

A Step In The Dark - Challenge #3

Welcome fellow Bloggers, Crafters and Friends. 

 Thank you to everyone who showed me such amazing support on my posts for A Step In The Dark Challenge Blog. 

Again, I understand that the dark themes aren't to everyone's tastes, but you have all supported me and left such brilliant feedback on my techniques used etc....It means so much to me.

The theme for A step In The Dark's Challenge #2 is..... "Anything Goes"

Our Amazing sponsors for this challenge are Dilly Bean Stamps

I couldn't pick between two images, so I made two projects for this challenge hahaha I don't know why I give myself so much extra work!!!

The images I chose are - 

A Little Monster

Framed Bat Ghoul

Here is what I have made.....

What I used - 

- Dilly Beans Image
- Tim Holtz Distress Ink
- Tim Holtz Halloween Diecut
- BoBunny Halloween Paper Pad
- Bat Diecuts
- WHSmiths Colouring Pencils
- Flat Backed Gems
- White Pen
- Mica Spray

What I Used -

- Dilly Beans Image
- Faber-Castell Pencils
- Wall Filler
- Mica Sprays Various Colours
- Black Cardstock
- Black Flat Backed Gems
Diecuts from the Cameo Silhouette

I Like to think that these are the fun and colourful side of Dark, and not scary or gory. I like the dark dark makes but I think it only suits certain images, and neither of these are suited to that. 

A Step In The Dark only accepts dark, punk, emo, gothic, cute scary, steampunk etc entries, so I know for a fact this challenge wont appeal to most of my followers..... However, I hope that it will appeal to the dark lovers that visit my blog.

Thank you once again for visiting my blog and leaving such lovely comments...