Sunday 22 July 2012

New Design Team Members

Good morning all ;o)  Well the sun is shining here and I have loads of crafting to get done but I thought I would pop on here first and let everyone know the members of the new design team!!!  First of all though can I just say thank you all so much for entering the DT call - I had the hardest job choosing who would make it as all your designs are just fabulous - I could have picked you all but I had to limit myself to 5!  However, the team may expand in the future so there will be more chances then.  It took me days of looking through the blogs and returning to them all again and again but in the end a decision had to be made, so the first design team members for the Ladybug Crafts challenges are;



Please take a trip over to their blogs and have a look at all their amazing designs - you can't fail to be inspired when there are so many talented people around ;o) 
I am not sure of the exact start date of the first challenge yet but it will definitely be in the next few weeks and as soon as I have a date fixed I will post on here - I really hope many of you will join in and share the fun with the rest of us.

I shall be back shortly and perhaps will have a stamp or two to giveaway while we wait for the challenges to begin ;o)

Tuesday 17 July 2012

DT Call now closed

Hello everyone - weel the DT call is now closed and can I just say a big thank you to all of you who have tried out ;o)  I have briefly been round everyone and I have no idea how I am going to choose as you're all brilliant!!  Anyway I shall make my decision this week and I will let those whjo are successful know by Saturday evening (UK time) at the latest (I hope!)  I have been flat on my back for three days knocked out with a wicked migraine which is why I am a little late posting this.  Unfortunately I just don't have the time to contact everyone so if you don't hear from me this week it means you have not made the team this time - but I am sure I will need more people in the future so I will make sure I am following all of your blogs ;o)
Thanks again and I'll be in touch with my Design Team soon.
Sam xxx

Thursday 12 July 2012

New stamp sample ;o)

Hello again, I thought you might like to see a card I've made with one of the new stamps from the store.  It is using a Unity stamp set called First Love, which you can find here ;

I coloured the stamp in with Distress Markers after stamping it in Versafine which is waterproof ;o)  I embossed a piece of Core'dinations card for the background and then used papers from the First Edition Summer Breeze pad - the floral piece is glittered which you can't see too well in the photo.  I used a nestie to cut the image and a mat out and also the sentiment shape matches.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set and I stamped with Peacock Feathers Distress ink and embossed with clear powder.  I inked the edges with shell pink Adirondack ink.  I added some ribbon from my stach and awooden button with some bakers twine tied in it.  I did the inside of the card to match ;o)
I hope you like it

P.S. Don't forget there are only 4 days left to enter the DT call here .

Wednesday 11 July 2012

New things on the website ;o)

Hello all - just a quickie to let you all know that there are lots of new bits on the website.  There are new stamps from La Blanche including these;

I just adore this goldfish!
There are also new stamps from Unity bith their Itty Bitty range and also the Brandy and emma range like these;

There are also some new 8 x 8 paper stacks from First Edition including;

and also from DCWV;

ATG guns are back in stock and there is also removable tape - seems such a little thing but it is by Scotch and is the brand that Sue Wilson from Creative Expressions uses with her Spellbinders ;o)

Anyway if you fancy a look at the site just click here !
I'll be back soon with a card made using one of the new Brandy and Emma stamps ;o)

Monday 2 July 2012

An itty bitty stamp ;o)

Hello - I hope you are all well - typically it is raining here yet again!  I would do just about anything for a couple of weeks of nice sunshine - still nevermind at least there is crafting to do ;o)
I have been busy doing a wedding pos box for somebody but that has now been delivered so I can get back to making a few cards.  I thought I'd post a piccie of a card I have made using an itty bitty stamp which is available here . It is called rain or shine and I think it's pretty cute;

I paper pieced the stamped image for a change and I added some pearly bronze PVA from Cosmic Shimmer.  I used some papers which I have ahd for ages and I just love the umbrellas (very apt for us in the UK at the moment!!)  The ribbon started out as cream seam binding but I sprayed it with Dylusions spray in Postbox red .  I added some Bakers Twine and a cute dazzler heart on the top - I am loving these they are so sparkly ;o)  I inked all the edges with gathered twigs and added the sentiment which I heat embossed.  I finished by doing the inside of the card to match.
I hope you like it.

Don't forget there is a design team call if you just scroll to the post below this one for more details and to enter or you could just click here and it will take you straight there ;o)