Tuesday, 15 April 2014

ALBC - The birds and the bees - mid-way reminder


Just a quick post from me to remind you all that there's still another week or two to enter my "The birds and the bees" challenge.  You can check out the original post to enter the challenge or to check out the DT card here.

I also have some more DT inspiration here for you all as well!

Thanks for looking!

Paula X x x

Nitwits - Homemade collection

 Hiya everyone, 

Two posts from me in less than a week - woo hoo! Lol
This is my DT card for Nitwits collections made with their new Homemade collection.
I thought that I could also use this as my DT card for my ALBC "The birds and the bees" challenge which you can find here.  There are some amazing papers and pretty elements so I decided to use this fab birdie topper and layered it up on my card. 
There are also some cute housey papers and images which would make great new home cards.
It's quite a simple card but I've left it to the last minute as usual as I had some magazine work that I've just finished.   I'm still on hubby's laptop so I've not got access to all my fonts and my photo editing software so the piccies aren't the best I'm afraid.  I'll try and take more piccies tomorrow in the daytime if I get chance and remember!
Thanks for looking!

Paula. X x x

Friday, 11 April 2014

Nitwits - Daffodil joy 3D card in a box!

Hiya everyone, 
Today I have a Mother's Day card that I made which I was going to share with you last week but unfortunately my laptop finally died on me so I lost a lot of stuff.....sob! :( 
  I'm using the hubby's at the moment until I decide what I am best replacing it with as I honestly don't think it's worth fixing. I've still been gutting my craft room and selling all my excess stuff so it now looks like some of it will be going on a new laptop! :(  Hopefully when I get a bit more straight I'd be doing a bit more crafting as it's taken me ages to sort though it all!

Anyhoo,  I've been seeing a lot of these 3D card in a box cards recently and thought I'd give it  a try!  They're actually quite easy when you know how - there are loads of tutorials out there so just google it!

The fab papers are from the new Nitwits Collections kit called Daffodil Joy which are so pretty.  Lush pinks and lemons in check, spots and florals as well as some fab toppers.
The beauty of these cards is that they fold flat for cheap posting and they're a little bit different aren't they?
Thanks for looking

Paula. x

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

ALBC - The birds and the bees

It's 1st April which means it's time for another challenge.  The theme this time is
"The birds and the bees"
which means we want to see all your creations with birds and bees on them!  Simples!
As per usual we have an amazing bunch of sponsors who have generously donated some amazing prizes
Little Claire - Prize to be arranged


Recycle stamp set
Angel crafts - kit
The DT have come up trumps with some fab inspiration for you!
(And the fabulous inside!)
  Kat GDT
(and the fabulous inside)
To enter this challenge, please add your blog post URL to the linky below - Don't forget to add GDT to your entry if you would like to be considered for a Guest Designer position.


Let your spirit soar!

Hiya everyone, 
Today I have my DT card for today's ALBC "The birds and the bees" April challenge which starts today.  This is a card I made a while ago for Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine for a quick cards feature using papers from a Melody Ross paperstack.  I partially cut out a square leaving the bird in tact and then layered up the bird by cutting up the other sheets of paper.  You can see the layering on the second piccie better.  It's quite simple as it was a meant to be a quick card.  
I was planning on using one of the fab Little Claire's digistamps but have been so busy lately trying to clear out my craft room I decided I should make the effort to make Mother's day cards instead. I will use one for the midway reminder on the 15th April instead.
 Thanks for looking!



Monday, 31 March 2014

ALBC - Are we there yet? Winners

Hiya everyone, 
Just a quick post from me to announce the winners of the "Are we there yet?" challenge
We had some awesome sponsors who very generously donated some amazing prizes!
$5 gift code for Mo's Digital Pencil
#1 winner is Kate T
Marianne Design goodies
  #2 winner is Rachel Fisher
£15 voucher to spend on card blanks - check out their site as they do lots of fancy card blanks!
#3 winner is Sam

Congratulations!!! Please contact me at cheeky_monkey_24@hotmail.com to claim your prizes

Our Top 3

Our next Guest Designer is


Congratulations Helen!!! - Please contact me at cheeky_monkey_24@hotmail.com to get your GDT blinkie and challenge info. 

Don't forget to check back tomorrow for a brand new challenge


Sunday, 23 March 2014

A wee bit late - Blog candy winner!


Massive apologies to everyone who's been hanging on waiting for me to announce my winner!  I've been so busy with my crafty clearout that I kept forgetting about it.  I've not made anything in the last few weeks as I have literally been getting rid of 1000's of things!  The main bulk of the stuff has gone but I keep adding to it and it's a nightmare to pack and post etc - especially as I have to wait for the wee ones to go to bed.

Anyhoo, the random winner of my candy is 

Congratulations Becky!!! Please contact me on cheeky_monkey_24@hotmail.com to claim your prize!

I'm getting there with the big clear out slowly but surely - I think I'm a hoarder as well as a crafter - can anyone else relate to that? Lol