Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Challenge card and a winner

Challenge Card & A Winner

Happy Tuesday to you all

First I have a card for you that was entered in a STV Challenge set last Friday by the wonderful Cat, the challenge is to CASE Suzanne Dean, which is extremely difficult as her gallery is nothing but fabulous. 

Suzanne is an amazing designer for Gina K and regularly submits to magazines, she is a very talented artist and holds Copic Certificate Classes across the USA, but for us mere mortals who can not get to the US, Suzanne also has an on line classroom of which I am pleased to be taking a class at present, if you are interested in her classes you can find them at Copic Classroom, the info for the classes are to be found along the tabs at the top of the page. 

Suzanne also has an amazing blog, full of inspiration and ramblings about her travels, she is an amazing lady with a wonderful sense of humour and I am honoured to know her through the crafting community.

Ok so I had to CASE one of Suzanne's cards and I chose this one Magnolias, as is the rules of the challenge you have to change at least two things about the original card, so here is my attempt!

I have changed the stamp set and used the beautiful new set from Theresa Momber called Tropical Nature, is available at Gina K Designs, I used the rubber set, but if you prefer clear then Gina K has some top quality options in clear stamps and they can be found here

The Spellbinders die is Butterfly Circles, the embossing folder is M-Bossabilities Patchwork, and as usual both can be purchased on-line from my favourite UK supplier Oyster Stamps, or from their shop:

Whitstable Stamp Craft
21a Oxford Street
Whitstable, Kent
Tel: 01227 264303

Ok now for what you have all been waiting for, the random winner of the July blog hop with Sean and Regina, who will receive a brand new set of Spellbinders Create a Flake three, is:

Drum Roll please!!!!!!!!!

who said:

I so love all the cards you created. You come up with the most fantastic designs.

Thank you so much Verna for taking part, please e-mail me with your snail mail address at: alexcturner09@yahoo.co.uk.

Thank you for stopping by 

Friday, 20 July 2012

Blog Hop and Candy


Hi everyone!  Thanks for playing along in this new blog hop!  The Blog Hop with Sean & Regina is featuring cards and sentiments celebrating the Christmas/Winter season! As you will see many of the bloggers are based in the USA and are going through extreme heat right now, and are looking for some relief! 

As Sean has said "when I think of relief, I think of a crisp winter’s day watching the snow falling and watching the neighborhood children outside playing and laughing.  I’m starting to cool just thinking about it!" 

But for all of us shivering here in the UK with the wet weather, what better time to snuggle up in your craft space and get a head start on your Christmas cards!!!!!!!!!!

We have some amazing creations for you to see and inspire you, what's even better is that there are goodies you can win! 

If you have hopped over from the lovely Jennifer then you are in the right place, if not then start at the beginning with the very talented Sean

Now for my creations:

I used the Gina K designs stamp sets Holiday Cheer and Holiday Greetings, I stamped the reindeer  in Memento Paris Dusk and used Memento Teal Zeal to ink the background, after cutting out a mask with a SU circle punch for the moon, I used the post-it to mask off the background and sponged Memento Cantaloupe for the moon. The DP is from my stash and the window is made using Memory Box Grand Madison Window with the Memory Box 821 Grand Flower Box added. The Flowers are a MS punch, and the detail across the top of the window is Spellbinders Damask Accents. The sentiment is Mounted on Spellbinders Fancy Tags 

Again the stamp set is from my favourite designer Gina K and is called Punchy Words, I used SU 1 3/8" circle and 1 3/4 scalloped circle punches. The door is Memory Box Grand Madison Door and the Poppy Stamps Party Lanterns are decorating the top of the door. The embossing folder is Ice Crystals by Cuttlebug and the tree is from Marianne Designs.

The stamp set is Winter Wonderland from, you guessed it Gina K Designs and the DP is La Creme from DCWV and again the embossing folder is Ice Crystals. The dies are all Spellbinders Orchard Harvest Tags and Accents and Create a Flake Three and as promised one of these dies are up for grabs!!!

Prize Time:

For joining in the hop, I will give a brand new set of Spellbinders Create a Flake three, to one random winner! (rules below!)

All the stamp sets featured here are from Gina K Designs
All the dies both Spellbinders and Memory Box can be purchased in the UK at:

Whitstable Stamp Craft
21a Oxford Street
Whitstable, Kent
Tel: 01227 264303


Online at: Oyster Stamps

Ready to see what the blog team have been up to with their Christmas/winter stamps?  Take a look (and be sure to read on, for information about how you can join in on this hop  and win some prizes):

1.  Sean
2. Regina
3. Zenita
4. Lee
5. Lori
7. Alex (you are here)
9. Cheryl
10. Tracy
11. Ceal
12. Cheri


 Now for the rules: 

1.     Leave a comment on Sean's Blog first (and become a follower to enter a chance to win the grand prize of a Gina K. Designs stamp set, a Gina K. Designs designer paper pack, card stock and a some embellishments)!  :)

2.     Go down the list of blogs visiting all of them.  Leave comments on their blog pages to be eligible for bonus blog candy from select blog hosts. 

3.     At the end of the hop, a random winner will be chosen for the Grand Prize and select blog hop hosts for Bonus Blog Candy.  The deadline for leaving comments is Monday, July 23, 2012 at 8pm CST/2pm UK time  Winners of the Grand Prize and bonus Blog Candy will be announced Tuesday, July 24, 2012.

Now hop on over to the wonderful and talented Madeleen

I hope you are enjoying our first hop and thank you for stopping by


Thursday, 19 July 2012


2pm(UK) 8am CT Friday 20th July
Come and join us in a Christmas/Winter
blog hop.
A chance to win some blog candy and some bonus blog candy along the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I will be giving away to one lucky person a brand new set of Spellbinders dies, as used in one of the card samples, so hop  along for a chance to win this and the lovely Sean will be giving away a Gina K stamp set and a few other goodies, also some more bonus blog candy may be found along the way!!!!!!!!!!

Make it a date Friday 20th July

Thank you for stopping by 

Monday, 16 July 2012

Blog Hop and Candy July 20th

Hi to everyone

Sorry I have been away for so long, but life and family have kept me busy, for starters I have been finishing my teaching degree (which I passed woohoo) and secondly I have been arranging my wedding to my lovely Paul (at the end of July) and boy does that take up loads of time :-).

Now for some crafty news:


On Friday July 20th 

I have been honoured to be part of a new and exciting blog hop on Friday, please stop by and leave a comment and have a chance to win blog candy from me as well as from the card crafty club, and maybe some of the other blogs along the hop as well, all you have to do is leave a comment on each blog in the hop for a chance to win :-)

Remember to Stop by and see all the lovely

 creations the designers have made for this 


Look forward to seeing you Friday, thanks for stopping by :-)