maandag 30 mei 2011

Simon Says Stamp and Show, Show us Your Favourite Stamp....

Hiya ladies and gents, here we go on another beautifull Monday, wohoooo and yep there is another fabulous challenge on the


The challenge for this week is a hard one for a lot of people, ......so Show us your Favourite Stamp and yep there are a lot of favourite stamps that's what makes it sooooo difficult. But once you find it I bet you can make another fabulous creation and join into the challenge.....

Our regular FANTABULOUS sponsor is offcourse


and they are offering a fabulous prize to one winner.....check this out oke.......and doo join into the challenge if you wanna have a chance of winning this fabulous prize.


Oke here we go....this is what I made for this weeks challenge:

I decided to make a babycard. I did not have that much trouble to find my favourite stamp or actualy stamps....I chose the FABULOUS butterfly Just Fly from The Wendy Vecchi. And my other favourite one is the smaller Just Flutterby Butterfly from The Wendy Vecchi. I really love them to bits......love butterflies really I do but these little babies from The Wendy Vecchi are the most beautifull ones........So thank you Wendy for designing these pretty georgous ones....



I worked on the butterflies with Distress inks such as Wild Honey, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo and Weathered Wood. On top I have used the Crackle Accents, to give it that special look.

Don't you just love these butterflies?? I do......


I got this cute little baby from the Internet.....I worked on the picci with Crackle Accents, it gives an image such a pretty look......I have placed this georgous lace around the baby, it has a string of pearls around it too.....the lace is from my own stash......and was just waiting for the right moment to come out and that was this moment I quess LOL...


The sentiment if a freebie from the internet and I really like the letters.....it looks so vintagy.....don't you think?


And this is my project when it is finished......I am really pleased with it....and that does not happen that often LOL, I hope that you like it too..........The borders are worked on with the EK Succes Fleur de Lis Slim Edger Punch and the papers that I have used are from the Graphic 45 paperpack and yep they are really georgous......every border is also distressed with the Vintage Photo distress ink....and the paper distresser.....and I must tell ya that this little tool is really a prescious one in my stash.....love it to bits.....it gives your paper a truly vintagy look.
So now this is it for me.....the rest is up to you guys.....so wanna have lots of fun and join into the fun, then come on over to the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge Blog and while your at it, check out the AMAZING projects and truly PIECES OF ART from my even more AMAZING teamies...wohoooooo....


Thank you very  much for watching and visiting my blog....I would really appreciate if you could leave me a message. Thank you
Hugs Terry xxxx

zaterdag 28 mei 2011

Sketch Saturday BIRTHDAY BLOGOVERSARY Challenge #157

"Happy Birthday to Us!"


Sketch Saturday is 3 years old

You'd better grab a cup of coffee and sit down, cause are you in for a LONGGGGG post.......here we go......

Thank you to each and every one of our amazing challengers, generous Sponsors, talented Design Team (past & present) as well as our fabulous Guest Designers for keeping this challenge blog going for another year :)

By way of a personal thank you, Sketch Saturday challengers are invited to enter our personal blog candies! (our Party Bag Candy or PBC)
Some of the design team have put together a small package to say thank you to one of our challengers, please go to each blog and put your name down on the relevant post to be in with a chance of winning a PBC.

To keep it fair, there are a few rules that apply:
You are only eligible to enter each DT members party bag candy once, and ONLY if you've already taken part in this weeks challenge too (please provide a link to your work for each PBC you enter)
We want to thank sketch saturday challengers so this is why it's only open to SS entrants!
(we will be checking! and all entries that are not eligible will be deleted)

Each PBC will close on the DT members blogs at 8:00 AM (UK time) on Friday 3rd June, please note: FRIDAY MORNING. No entries will be accepted after this time, sorry.
This is so that the DT members can let me know their winner's name so that I can get the post ready for the following morning to announce the winners :)

However, the normal Sketch Saturday challenge (open to all who leave a link on this blog) will run until 11:59PM on the Friday evening as normal, so if you are too late for a PBC you can still win a super-amazing prize!

The sketch is the same for both obviously, so make your card/project and leave a direct link here so that you are eligible to win this weeks fabulous prize kindly donated by The Craft Barn, then, if you want to be entered into a party bag candy prize draw too giving you the chance to win an extra prize, leave the same link on the blog of the DT member too, easy eh?

REMEMBER, as is normal with our challenges, please link back to us in your blog post and please leave only a DIRECT LINK to the post of your card/project, links to just your blog will not be accepted, so if you come back and notice that your entry has been deleted then that will be the reason why.

So, do you want to know what the fabulous prize is by The Craft Barn ?

Well, we have a BUMPER PRIZE for this weeks challenge winner!


WOW! WOW! WOW!
HUGE THANKS go to Sandy and The Craft Barn for being so generous! xx

but before you rush off to make your entries, please take a little time to pay a visit to Sandy and her team, they have a wonderful craft extravaganza next weekend that they'd like to share with you...



"We are a UK based business selling a wide range of craft supplies including stamps, dies and embossing folders, punches, an extensive range of items to alter and decorate and much more for your scrapbooking and card making projects. We are committed to providing the best, most up to date craft products at great prices, coupled with first class service.


Some of the leading companies that we stock include Stamping Bella, Ranger, Tim Holtz, Crafty Individuals, Martha Stewart, Katzelkraft stamps, Nestabilities, Craftwork Cards, Copic Pens, House Mouse, Viva D├ęcor, Eco Green crafts and Cosmic Shimmer to name but a few.


We are constantly adding new products to our range of craft supplies so be sure to add us to your browser favourites so you can pop back and see us."

The Craft Barn offer a wide range of goodies for all crafters from all things 'Cuttlebug' to grunge paper, from cottage cutz dies to cosmic shimmers, then there's your essentials like cardstock and papers and adhesives.

Not forgetting their HUGE stock of clear and rubber stamps to tantalise you!

There really is something for everyone :)

For all the latest products that have been added to the site PLEASE CLICK HERE, including their range of COPIC pens.

Would you like to spend a crafty day (or two!) at The Craft Barn?
Over the weekend of Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th of June they will be holding another EXTRAVAGANZA weekend, 
They are really exciting weekends and are very popular, this year will be no exception, as they will have 24 demonstrators in attendance!
This year the theme will be 'The Best of British', focussing on products manufactured in the UK.The demonstrations are great for picking up tips and techniques, and best of all the demos are FREE, and run continuously throughout both days, so you don't need to book in advance - just turn up and watch! :)

There really isn't anything else quite like this on the crafting calendar!
so if you can get there, I urge you to go, you won't be disappointed :)
HERE is the link again with all details about the extravaganza weekend.

OK, on to this weeks challenge, and this the fabulous birthday sketch that Jo made for us to play with.......


And this is what I made for OUR BIRTHDAY CHALLENGE


How about some butterflies......just love those butterflies and lots of glitz and glitter.....so I punched out a few of them and placed it on the Party Bag Candy....

I have colored this georgous girl from Sarah Kay and used my copics for it, placed her on a nestie and the borders are worked on with Star Dust Stickles.....


So this is the front of my Party Bag Candy.....the lovely lace is from my own stash...just love this lace....very vintagy......and all the borders are worked on with the paper distresser......and I placed the sentiment also on a nestie.....so this is the front but every front has a back doesn't it??

I had a handmade stamp for such a long time I just love those little butterflies and thought that I would use it on the back of the PBC....the border is from the EK Succes Punch.....and I love it......

And here is the whole PBC when it is finished.....so ladies wanna join into OUR Birthday or Blogoversary Challenge? You do eh??? I bet your very curious what I got in the PBC LOL, not gonna tell cause I am keeping it a secret.....so if you join into the challenge and would like to join into the partybag candy that I made, place your name into the linky and don't forget to check out my teamies blog and PBC.......and offcourse the Sketch Saturday Blogoversary Challenge #157. I wish you good luck and lets have some fun.......and Join into the party.......
thank you for listening in and watching...and if you could leave me a comment that would be very nice. Thank you
Hugs Terry xxxx







maandag 23 mei 2011

Simon Says Stamp and Show, Show us Your Studio 490 Style

Hey there ladies and gents, it is Monday and yes you all know what that means eh? Yep it is time for another fabulous challenge on the


and this week the challenge is challenging, at least for me it was......
The challenge is Show us Your Studio 490 Style, you know The Wendy Vecchi and her wonderfull and amazing Art .....wohooooo

Our regular fantabulous sponsor is Simon Says Stamp

If you never checked it out I strongly suggest you do cause it is really a Heaven for all you crafters outthere....wohoooo....if you want it you can get it at the Simon Says Stamp Superstore....check it out..

And if you join into the challenge you can even win a fabulous prize......wohooooo

Sooo are ya ready...here we go wohoooo
This is what I made with our challenge for this week, Show us Your Studio 490 Style...




So I decided to make a tag with The Wendy Vecchi Style, Studio 490. The background is masked with a leaf and I have used the Just Fly butterflies from Wendy and worked on them with Distress inks such as Weathered Wood, Walnut Stain, Peeled Paint and Wild Honey. I think the Butterfly is just beautifull....and can you see the crackle in there??



To finish it I have used the Crackle Accents on the wings. The border looks like Wendy's but since I don't have one myself from the Art Parts I made it myself. Wendy's is offcourse much more beautifull.....



The sentiment is from The Tim Holtz Odds and Ends and I placed a Philosophy Tag underneath. On the bottom of the tag I have placed some metal brads

And this is my whole Tag......I am very pleased with it especially since I never made a Studio 490 project....and I think it worked out pretty good.....Hope you like it too ladies and gents, so wanna have fun....and play ...come on over to the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge Blog and do join in and while your there just check out the AMAZING (AS ALLWAYS) Projects of my even more AMAZING teamies....wohoooooo

So last thing I wanna tell ya guys is to have lots of fun outthere and I wanna thank you for listening and watching my post.....thank you and I would really like to read your comments thank you so much.

Have fun....
Hugs Terry xxxx

zaterdag 21 mei 2011

Sketch Saturday Challenge #156 and more......

Hey there ladies and gents, it is Saturday wohooooo so that means another wonderfull challenge at the
Our sponsor for this week is.....



And this is the sketch that my teamie Jo made for us to play with....
And I had some fun with this one...wohoooo check this out..


So what do you think of this cutiepie.....don't you just wanna take him home LOL. I found the little babyboy on the internet, from a Vintage babyimages one....and I fell in love with this little guy......I have placed him on a nestie and used the little pearls on the bottom.....

This sentiment is a freebie and the words are soo true....
The "button" is from an old necklace that I really ripped apart LOL....and I placed a border with the Martha Stewart Punch underneith the image. Oh and I distressed every inch of the papersss......

And here is my card when it is finished.....it does not happen that often but I am very pleased with the outcome of my DT card for this week....I just love those papers.....they are from Graphic 45, the Baby 2 Bride.....there are so many soft colors in the paperpack and therefore lots of choices which papers you want to use......or maybe difficult cause you can choose sooooo many ....I placed a few small roses on top of the image...to finish the card.
So wanna have fun??? you do now eh? Then come on over to the Sketch Saturday Challenge Blog and check it out and while your at it, check out the fab creations of my teamies and even go an visit their personals blogs.....absolutely beautifull wohoooo....
So that is it for now, I want to thank you for visiting my blog and all of your lovely comments....Thank you

I would like to join into the following challenges:
Inspire me Fridays:  Challenge #7 Anything goes
Shelly's Images, Anything goes
Crafts and Me: Challenge #35, Anything goes
The Paper Shelter:Challenge #14 Distress to Impress
Truly Scrumptious: Challenge #57, Anything goes
A spoonfull of Sugar: Challenge #152, Anything goes
Creative Craft Challenge: Challenge Distressed/Vintage
Tuesday Throwdown: Challenge #49, Something for a Baby/Child


Thank you for visiting....
Hugs Terry xxxx

vrijdag 20 mei 2011

Prairie Fairy Fun Fridays, Challenge #52, More then one Fold and more....

Hiya guys, it is time for another wonderfull biweekly challenge on the

Prairie Fairy Fun Fridays Challenge Blog.....

This week our teamie Dorte is the hostess and she would like everyone to make, create something with more then one fold....offcourse  I have used a fabuloud digistamp from our Queenie Roberta, I have used the little baby boy.....I will get to him in a minute......
I thought that this freebie sentiment is a perfect fit for this project that I made for this weeks challenge......
I have used the papers from Graphic 45 they are sooooo great, I just fell in love with those papers.....the lace is from the Etsyshop from my dear teamie.....and I really love those too.....
This is what I made, I got the pattern from a very sweet lady and she had made this babybox as well...I thought it looked so great that I had this project on my to do list.....so I made it ....you can even place little babysocks in the little drawer.....

And here we have the little cute guy that I was talking about....just check out the shop from Roberta and you can find this little guy in her shop...I have colored him with copic ciao's and really had fun making it. And the "old" buttons I found on an old necklage......I know I should not have but I cut that thing into pieces LOL and now I have a few of those wonderfull buttons......

So ladies and gents you wanna have fun crafting? Just check out the Prairie Fairy Fun Friday challenge Blog and offcourse check out the creations from my teamies, they really made fabulous projects....really......
And last but not least, Let's have some fun outthere oke?

I would like to join into the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments Designs: Childrens Cards
Paper Romance: Anything but a Card
Shelly's Images: Anything goes
Stamp Insanity: SISC 60, Funky Fancy Folds
ABC Challenge: U is for Unusual Fold
The Paper Shelter, Challenge #14 Distress to Impress
Truly Scrumptious: Anything Goes
A Spoonfull of Sugar: Challenge #152, Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenges: Distressed/Vintage

Thank you so much for watching and listening and if you would leave me a comment that would be just great.

Hugs Terry xxxx

maandag 16 mei 2011

Simon Says Stamp and Show, Show us your Old Wives'Tale.....

Hiya ladies and gents.....here we go...wohoooo it is Monday and yes that means another wonderfull challenge on the


my goodness there were soooo many wonderfull entries on the last challenge, we want to thank you for joining into the challenge.....everyone knows that Blogger had some serious problems and was down for a long time, maybe we did not visit your blog but that is to blame on blogger, thank you for joining us.....thank goodness everything is allright again....so here we go again ladies and gents......

Our challenge theme this week is

Show us Your Old Wives'Tale.....

you can make anything you will like as long that is has something to do with the Old Wives'Tale.....if you don't know what it enhales??? just type it in on Google and you will....
Our regular Fantabulous sponsor is...offcourse

And when you join into the challenge our fabulous sponsor is sponsoring a wonderfull prize that one lucky winner can win.....

Isn't it just great??

This is what I made.....


"When your eyes are toooo close, you'll be wearing glasses in due time" is the old wives' tale that I have used, 

The "Eye"stamp is from The Tim Holtz, Oddities. The eyes are worked on with Crackle Accents but I think it was still to wet when I took the picci, so you cannot really see that it is crackled.



The background is also from the Oddities stamp set, and it was colored with Distress inks, Vintage Photo, Aged Mahogany, Peeled Paint and Walnut Stain as well as embossed with the copper embossingpowder. And I was figuring something out and thought that I would use the Crackle Accents on there too....The flowers were made from The Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die and the papers are from Basic Grey, Curio.

I got the lace from my own stash...and the silver colored buttons from my moms knitting case.....I have placed two little flowers in there......

And this is my project from the Old Wives'tale when it is finished......I hope you will like it and will get your inspiration from it. When you want to join in come on over to the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge Blog for some more inspiration from my AMAZING teamies...my goodness you are not going to believe your eyes, cause it is truly amazing......so check out the individual blogs of my teamies oke?

Thank you for watching and visiting my blog, I really appreciate it if you leave me a comment.......thank you

Hugs Terry xxxx

zaterdag 14 mei 2011

Sketch Saturday Challenge #155 and more......

Hey there ladies....well we were afraid that Blogger would stay naughty but thank goodness it all , after a longggg time, went just fine and Blogger is doing what it is supposed to do...so here we go with another fabulous sketch challenge on the


Our regular sponsor for this weeks challenge is



Just check out the superstore ladies and gents, you will find anything you need.....
"With over 100,000 items in stock, Simon is proud to offer the best selection of Rubber Stamps, Scrapbooking, Artist Trading Cards, Altered Art, and Paper Crafting Supplies in the world!"
 
we have a sad announcement
This week our teamie Sandra is going to say goodbye to us, we are very sad to see her leave and of course a HUGE THANK YOU for creating such wonderful, stunning cards for us each week.
San, don't be a stranger, it's been an absolute pleasure to have you on the SS DT team, lots of love from all of us xx
And here is the sketch from my sweet teamie Jo...
Isn't it a beauty again........wohooooo, thanksss Jo...
Here we go with the challenge, this is what I made

And these two georgous little girls are offcourse from Precious Moments...they are digistamps and I have colored them with my copics and yessss I know "boring" .....I used that beautifull stuff called Decorative Chalks.....
The flowers are made with the Retro Flower Punch...still like them a lot and for the last couple of cards I start to gettin them out of the closet more and more......I have used the Large Flower, Medium and the little one....and placed them on top of eachother and in the middle a little pearl.
And here is my card when it is finished......I have used those beautifull papers from Tilda, the Fruitgarden. The colors in this huge paperpack are just great and you can combine them in a lot of ways......The precious girls are placed on a Flowernestie and the larger one I draw and cut myself....cause the other one is the large one LOL....and don't you just love the lace?? I do....it is a bit of pink but comes in different colors....de border on top of the lace is from the Martha Stewart Punch...still love this one too.....few pearls on top and I am done with this weeks challenge and if you wanna join into the challenge ladies and gents then come on over to the


and just check out my teamies beautifull creations....I know you will be amazed as I am.....

I would like to join into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations: Challenge #118 Anything goes
Divas by Design: Challenge Anything goes
Creative Card Crew: May Flowers
Fun with Shapes and More: Congratulations
Inspire me Fridays 6: Anything goes
Sew Many Cards: Anything goes
Southern Girls Challenge: Let's hear it for the girls


Thank you for listening and watching my blog and if you would leave me a message please do....I really love to read your comments......

Hugs xxxx

maandag 9 mei 2011

Simon Says Stamp and Show, Show us Anything goes.....

Hiya ladies and gents, here we are with another challenge on the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge Blog....check this out.....


We are being sponsored by our Regular Fantabulous Sponsor



You just gotta check it out, they have absolutely everything a crafter wants...

Oke here we go.....
This weeks challenge is Show us Your Anything Goes....
so get your thinking cap on and lets start crafting, you will have lots of fun and besides that, our regular sponsor is giving away an fabulous prize....maybe your the winner???


This is what I made for this week....


I decided to make a surprise babybag, I have used the wonderful papers from Graphic 45 .



The borders are distressed with Dried Marigold, Rusty Hinge and Vintage Photo.


You can open the Babybox on both sides.....and it is not that small so you can surprise someone with lots of goodies for the baby.......


The flower has the same distressed colours and was made with The Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Bigz Dies. I just love the Floral Die from The Tim.....they are so much fun to work with....and you can make yourself some wonderfull flowers.....I had some lace in my closet and it was just waiting for me to be used....so I colored the white lace with the Distress inks and gave it a bit of peach color.....


The Alphabet Letters are worked on with Crackle Accents, to give the letters that special look.......made the picci's a little bit bigger so you can see the crackle accents better......


And this is my project when it is finished.....I found a little baby on the internet on the Graphics Fairy...at least I think that's where I found it.....but isn't it just tooo cute.....and at the bottom of the bag I have placed some very special lace.....I just love it.....
So that is it for this time....and you wanna have fun crafting then check out the Simon Says Stamp and Show Blog and while your there.....just look at ALL of the amazing creations my AMAZING teamies made....my goodness, they amaze me every week....wohooooooo....
So .................lets have some fun out there oke?

Thank you for watching and listening and if you would like to leave me a comment thank you so much.....
Hugs Terry xxxx