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Thursday, 29 November 2012

Today I Had Some Exciting News

Happy Thursday

I just wanted to let you all know I have been pleased to accept a position on Creative Moments Design Team.


I would like to say a huge thank you to Abbie, Caro and all the Designers for inviting me into their family.

So watch this space for some wonderful projects in the near future, and I look forward to you all joining in with the challenges 

Thank you for stopping by 

Monday, 26 November 2012

Orange You Glad to be an Outlawz

Happy Monday

Our challenge this week is to:

Create a project using Orange as you main color or include Oranges in you design!! 

You can check out the challenge and the gorgeous cards made by my fellow DT's  HERE

My card uses an image from one of our sponsors Eureka Stamps called Butterfly and Sunflower


This was such a great image to colour with my Copic markers, the DP is from my stash and the dies are Spellbinders Grand Ovals, I created a print and cut file on my Silhouette to cut the image, the sentiment is from a Gina K stamp set (sorry can't remember which set), and it is cut out using the new layered tags from Spellbinders.

I purchase most of my supplies here in the UK from:

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

OR their parent company

Thank you so much for stopping by, have a great week

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Great New Release

Happy Sunday

I have a card today featuring a new release from DS4J, the image is:


This Cute set has been drawn by Margy, and you can see all the new releases HERE.

My card this week is:


As you can see I have used 4 of the designs, and "pumped" them up, the die cut is Spellbinders Labels four, and the DP is from a DoCraft Boofie paper stack. I coloured the buttons with Copic markers, and used a punch to cut the holes and thread ribbon through. The sentiment was found in the internet and the faux stitching is a stamp set called In Stitches by the lovely Tami Mayberry.

I have entered this card in the following challenge:

Creative Moments - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend, be back tomorrow. 




Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Some More New Releases

Happy Wednesday

Here are another two cards with the latest releases from DS4J, and you can see all the new releases Here.

I have chosen


And here is my card:


I have combined the image with an older release called Garden Gate, and have coloured the image with Copic markers, the path and sky with Pan Pastels, the flowers and butterfly are from my stash. The embossing folder is Spellbinders M-Bossabilities Garden Lattice and the dies are Grand Squares and Grand Scalloped Squares.

My second card uses the image:



These are just soo cute I could not resist the image, all coloured with Copic markers, DP from my stash and the die is Grand Fancy Ovals by Spellbinders and Grand Ovals.

I have entered this card in the following challenge:



I get my Spellbinders and Pan Pastels from:

Whitstable Stamps
21a Oxford Street
Whitstable, Kent 

Tel: 01227 264303

OR their parent company on-line

Thank you for stopping by, and to all my friends celebrating Thanksgiving week, have fun with your loved ones, and to all those not celebrating enjoy the rest of your week.

Monday, 19 November 2012

Non-traditional Thanksgiving

Happy Monday

I do hope that all of you who celebrated Thanksgiving this weekend, had a wonderful time with your loved ones. I do not celebrate this holiday here in the UK, but believe me I do count my blessings every day, and have many things to be thankful for.

The challenge this week over at the Outlawz for the Greetings Card Challenge is a non-traditional thanksgiving project.

Here is a word from my friend and fellow DT AnaRy:

Hello everyone! It's thanksgiving week here in the US...we are saying thanks in a special way! So even if in your neck of the woods is not thanksgiving day..you can still participate! Being thankful is never out of fashion, right? : )


Create a Thanksgiving card that DOES NOT include Turkeys,Pilgrims, or Cornucopia. Traditional fall colors may be used.

Here is my card:


The wonderful image is from one of our sponsors Eureka Stamps It is called Harvest Basket. The pumpkin is a stamp and die from Memory Box called Great Pumpkin, the leaves are from my scrap pile and are cut using a Spellbinders die, the sentiment, ribbon, card and DP is all from Gina K Designs (by the way did you party with Gina last Thursday? The new stamp set releases are awsome)

Do check out my fellow design teams cards, they are just gorgeous and you can see them HERE

I have entered this card in the following challenge:


Thank you for stopping by have a great week see you very soon

Sunday, 18 November 2012

A Look at the New Releases

Happy Sunday

Today at DS4J we have some NEW RELEASES the first card I have chosen to show you today uses a lovely image from Jen Lee called:


Here is my card:


I have used pan pastels to create the layer behind the brickwork and the brickwork is an embossing folder by Docraft. I coloured the image with Copics.

My second image is by Margy and is called:



My card for this is:


The DP is from my "stash" and the die cuts are all from Spellbinders and are Grand Ovals and Grand Scalloped Ovals, the corner is one of the new Di-Delights called Fantastic Flourish Two.

I have entered this card in:

You can purchase all these dies in the UK from:

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

OR 
from their parent company on-line at:

Thank you for stopping by 




Thursday, 15 November 2012

A Great Challenge

Happy Thursday

Yesterday over at DS4J we launched a new challenge:

CHALLENGE #55 - GIVING THANKS

November is Thanksgiving time in the USA and so we are inviting everyone to say a special THANK YOU in this challenge!  There are so many 'things/people' in our lives that we can be thankful for, and this challenge will now give you the opportunity to demonstrate just that!
 We want you to make a card with the theme
GIVING THANKS
and it can be for anything - your cat, your mom/dad, the weather, your home, your friend etc.


NOTE: This will be a 3-week challenge, ending on 4th December 2012
My talented fellow Design Team "A" have produced some wonderful cards, and you can see them HERE

The images I have used for this card are Kitty Boy and Pooch, both from DS4J E-Shop

The story behind this card, and what I am thankful for is as follows:

I am thankful for my pets, I have had the dog since a puppy, a present from my Mum after loosing my first Husband to cancer, he has been loved all his life, and a great friend and comfort to me through the dark times in my life, the two cats are rescues, both seriously neglected and both seriously ill when arriving with us and both now well, and very much loved. I am also thankful for a very understanding husband who puts up with me chasing around the county rescuing animals in need and also the fact I have the health and resources to be able to help where I can.


We would love to see your creations over at the challenge, and we have some great prizes up for grabs:

 The randomly drawn winner will win THREE images of your choice from the store, and 2 runners up 1 image each.  
Of course, if you use a Digistamps4Joy image, you could win the big prize of $10 of images, and could be chosen as our Guest Designer!

Thank you for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your week, see you Sunday

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Another Card from this Weeks Release

Happy Wednesday

I just wanted to share with you another card I have made with a new release image from DS4J E-Shop.
This great image from artist Jen Lee was just too good to resist.

This image is called - Teatray Tam

And here is my card:


I had so much fun colouring her in and it gave me a great excuse to use the latest additions to my Spellbinders collection, I have used Nested Tea Cups and it's companion set Tea Service, and all done in my favourite colours. The DP is from Gina K Designs and the sentiment is from a GKD stamp set called Cool Beans, it has been cut out using Spellbinders Fancy Frame Tags Two.

I get my Spellbinders here in the UK from:

Whitstable Stamps
21a Oxford Street
Whitstable, Kent
Tel: 01227 264303

OR 
On-Line at:

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your week





Monday, 12 November 2012

Monday Challenge

Happy Monday

It is time for a Monday Greetings Card Challenge over at the Outlawz and the challenge this week is to:

Craft Your Stash: 

Use items from your stash/headed for the 

trash pile to create a project. 

This month our sponsors are:


Providing 5 Free Digital Images



Providing 3 Free Digital Images



Providing 3 Free Digital Images


My card this week uses a gorgeous image from one of our sponsors Stamp 'N' Doodle:


All the die cuts are left over from some recent Spellbinders demo's and the only exception to this is my image. The sentiment is from a Gina K stamp set (sorry I can't remember which one)

I am entering this card into the following challenge:


Thank you for stopping by, have a great Monday



Sunday, 11 November 2012

Some New Releases

Happy Sunday

Today I have a couple of cards made with two of the new releases from DS4J, and if you pop back mid week there will be another one.

The new releases today are available HERE


I used Wisteria splendour to create my first card today:


Such a beautiful image, and it makes me look forward to spring and the wisteria coming into flower in my own garden. I have coloured the image entirely with Copic markers, and layered it on Grand Labels Twenty Three, the image was cut out using Grand Rectangles, and the embossing folder is Garden Lattice M-Bossabilites, I just adore the new A4 size folders, and I am so hoping Spellbinders will bring out more designs in this size.

My second card today I have used Jen's  Beatrix, the bead fairy:



I must confess the gorgeous Martha Stewart boarder punch I used here belongs to my good friend Brenda, thank you Bren for letting me borrow it. The Snowflake is a Memory Box die called Tivoli Snowflake, again this is all coloured with Copic markers, and some glitter pen added to the wings and beads.

As you probably know, I buy most of my supplies from

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

OR
Their parent company on-line

Thank you for stopping by.

Monday, 5 November 2012

Come and Play Along with Outlawz

Happy Monday

This week at Outlawz Monday Greetings Card Challenge, we are celebrating National Aviation History Month, and we want you to create projects that incorporate the theme of things that fly. 

We have three exciting sponsors this month:



Eureka Stamps
Providing 5 Free Digital Images
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Providing 3 Free Digital Images


Providing 3 Free Digital Images


Here is my card:


The image is from DS4J and is called Biplane Bob, the clouds were cut on to copy paper using Whimsy Shapeology Cloud Die Set and Marshmallow Clouds by Memory Box, and then used a a mask, I inked around them with Memento Summer Sky, I also added some wispy trails using Copic Opaque White, The sentiment is from Gina K Designs and is called Dreams by the talented artist Tami Mayberry. I used Copics to colour my image.

I have entered this card in the following challenge:



The Design Team have created some gorgeous inspiration for you HERE, so pop on over and get inspired.
I get my dies in the UK from:
Whitstable Stamp Craft
21a Oxford Street
Whitstable, Kent
Tel: 01227 264303
OR 
On-line at their parent company:

Thank you for stopping by, have a great Monday


Saturday, 3 November 2012

New Releases

Happy Sunday

It is another  brilliant new release from DS4J and the image I had to work with this week is:

Gilly Gluwein


Here is my card:


The Snowflake corner, and boarder, as well as the snowflake were all cut with my Silhouette and the cutting files are available at the Silhouette store. The snowflakes and sentiment are from Tami Mayberry's latest set called Simple Snowflakes , also available in clear HERE, the embossed panel was made with a Cuttlebug folder called Snowflakes and the image has been cut using Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles.

Do pop over to DS4J Blog and check out the great cards made by my fellow design team, they have really outdone themselves this week.

I hope your weekend is warm and wonderful, thanks for stopping by

Friday, 2 November 2012

Freebie Friday

Happy Friday

Today the lovely Margret at DS4J has a freebie for you all, she is so generous as she does this every first Friday of the month, and this month it is all about Christmas.


IMPORTANT NOTICE 

The freebie is now ONLY available for downloading in the DS4J Shop, and I have extended the availability time to 3 days (2-4 November), after which it will be available for purchase in the shop.  There is however no reason to be 'afraid' of setting up an account in the shop as it IS free, and IS easy, and when you add the freebie to the cart and checkout it WILL be free. There is NO obligation to purchase any other items, and of course next month your account will already be set up! I made this decision to prevent any stamp theft.

Here is my card using this digi:


So pop over to the DS4J blog to see all the wonderful cards made by my fellow designers HERE and grab your freebie HERE.

I will be back on Sunday with something from the new release, and oh boy there are some real nice images this week.

Thank you for stopping by, have a great weekend.