Monday, 12 March 2012

Gina K Release Party Challenges

Happy Monday

Gina K Designs and Stamp TV had a Launch Party last Thursday, and I must say the new stamp sets are divine, and yes I want them all :-) If you have not seen them yet then you can find them Here.

Along with the new sets, and new STV Kit there are six launch challenges, so far I have entered:

Donna's Quilting Challenge:

The stamp set is Nana's Needlework, and is to be retired very soon, so if it is on your wish list, then I suggest you get it while you can, it is sad when a set is retired, but it is also very exciting to see what will take it's place, and I fully understand that Gina needs room for all the exciting new things that will be coming out in 2012. The DP is from a pack called "Boofie" by Do Craft.

Challenge 2 is Theresa's Sponge a Layer Challenge, I can honestly say, everything I know about sponging inks, has been learned from the uber talented Theresa, and her new stamp set is wonderful, full of safari images, it is called Wild about you, here is my entry for the challenge:

The stamp set is also by Theresa and is called The Giving Tree, the sponged layer is a mask made from a Petite Ovals by Spellbinders S4-138, and I sponged Memento Cantaloupe and a little Angel Pink along the edges.

Challenge 3 was set by the lovely and talented Lee, I just love her work, and am very honoured to have 2 of her cards framed and hanging on my craft room wall. Lee asked us to make a "Memory Keeper", if you would like to know how to make one for yourself, there is a template and card inserts on the Freebies page, over at STV, just scroll down to find them. Here is a couple of links to the videos Memory Keeper Part One and Memory Keeper Part Two. Here is my entry:

The stamp sets are Organise it, and Labeled with Love, the CS is Gina K Pure Luxury in Ocean Mist and Red Hot, the DP is from a new line by Gina called Red Carpet

Challenge 4:

The lovely Lori has challenged us to make a card using the "Cracked Glass" technique you can see Gina's video for this technique Here. I had tried this technique over a year ago, with regular embossing powder, but without much success, I now have UTEE by Ranger, and was thrilled with the results, I will defiantly be using this one again!

The stamp set is Vintage Chic, the DP is another recent release by Gina called Casual Friday, and in my book a must have for masculine cards. The dies are by Spellbinders and are Classic Ovals Large S4-110 and Big Scalloped Ovals Large S4-251.

There are two more launch challenges, as I go to post, and I will be entering those later this week, time permitting, all launch challenges have to be in by March 19th, there is also the regular challenges still running, so if you can, then stop by STV and play along with one or more, it is well worth it, and the prize of a grab bag of stamps is a wonderful addition to anyones collection.

Thanks for stopping by 

Friday, 9 March 2012

Lieber Blog Award 

Thank you to Wide Eyed Stamper for choosing me to receive the Liebster Award.
It is such an honor! (and I hope I am doing this properly :))

"The origins of the Liebster Blog award are somewhat unclear but the general consensus is that it originated in Germany, Liebster meaning favorite or dearest, to showcase bloggers with fewer than 200 followers. Upon accepting the award the recipient must then pass it on to five more blogs of note."

Without further adieu, here's what you do as a presenter of this award!

1.Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.
2.Link back to the blogger who presented the award to you.
3.Copy and paste the blog award on your blog.
4.Present the Liebster Blog Award to 5 blogs of 200 followers or less who you feel deserve.
5.Let them know they have been chosen by leaving a comment at their blog.

So, now it's my turn to pay it forward, my picks for fellow bloggers with less than 200 followers, in no particular order, are as follows:

1. Brenda at Stamp it Up
2. Sean at Card Crafty Club
3. Geri at Geri's Cards
4. Cheri at Stamp'n Boomer
5. Sue at Cards by Q

Now, if each of the 5 people I have chosen would please choose 5 of their own! 
Hugs to all :-)
Thank you for stopping by

Friday, 2 March 2012

New Craft Room

Happy Friday, I am working tomorrow, demonstrating Die Cutting, so no rest for me this weekend, as promised pictures of my new craft room!

This is taken with the window behind me

This is my die cutting area

My collection of embellishments, the two framed cards are from members of the GKD design team
the one on the left is by the lovely Lee Murphy and the one on the right is by the lovely Melanie Muenchinger, there is now a third card on here framed, also by Lee, but it arrived after the pictures were taken!

My ribbon cupboard on the right,files centre, and far left my collection or should I say addiction of Gina K stamps (the Gina K part of the room is still a work in progress)

View behind my L shape desk arrangement , thank you Gina for that idea 

My paper store, I had the paper trays already, but the cupboards were abandoned by my youngest son, when he moved out and are a perfect fit for all my card and paper.

View from the door

Thank you for stopping by, I do hope you have a wonderful weekend!