Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Valentine's @ Aud Sentiments

Another fortnightly challenge has been launched at Aud Sentiments! And this fortnight - it's Valentine's... Ooooh

So this fortnight, we want to: create a project or card with an Adult Valentine's Sentiment

Our sponsor this fortnight is: Sassy Studio Designs

Here's a little info on our fab sponsor:

Sassy Studio images have a great impact on any project.  These ladies are SEXY with a capital "S". With characters ranging from storybook characters to movie starlets, I am pretty certain they will meet your needs for gorgeous ladies!  The images are available in a variety of formats - and if you need something else, then you can just email them and ask for it!  

Check out the blog with inspiration from Team A and next week check out the blog for Team B's creations too - always as awesome as ever! :)

Here's my creation:

I coloured in our sponsored image with Promarkers (Henna, Oatmeal, Cardinal Red, Rose Pink, Antique Pink and Poppy) This was cut out using the XCut Square Parenthesis Nesting dies and embossed a caramel linen cardstock with the Crafts Too You Hearts embossing folder. I used a doily as a layer underneath and used two papers from the Glitz Pretty in Pink 6 x 6 paper pad. It's quite a sweet project and as it's nearly February - it's perfect forValentine's!

Join in our fortnightly challenge and you could win a prize of two digital stamps of your choice! Check out the blog to enter and Happy Crafting! :)

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Valentine's Treat Bag - Pins DT

Welcome to another awesome challenge task at Pinspirational Challenges! Be inspired and have a look!

First of all, one of our DT is sadly leaving us - the lovely Lynn! I shall very much miss you Lynn and I know the Team will as well! Awesome crafter, card maker and lovely person! We hope to see you in blogland soon! :) xx

On that note, we are looking for another DT Member, so please add the 'DT' to your entry if you would like to be part of the Pins DT Team! :)

So... It's another week and a brand new challenge at Pinspirational Challenges! So let's get down to it! Here's your picture for this week's challenge!


And as it's nearly (well two weeks) until Valentine's I thought I would go down this lovely route - I've made this sweet little Treat Bag:

So this one was a bit of a 'trial and error' project. I'd been wanting to do something similar, but wasn't quite sure how to go about it as I don't have enough dies (especially Sizzix) to make anything like how I wanted to! But it turned out well!

I bought some burlap material from Ebay UK, cut two pieces to make the bag into a rectangle that measures 4 x 6 inches (approx) I then used a Tim Holtz Alterations 'On the Edge' Brackets die and then glued the two burlap pieces with fabric glue. I used paper from the My Mind Eye Lost and Found paper collection and another piece from the Glitz Pretty in Pink 6 x 6 paper pad to decorate the treat bag. I attached these onto the burlap with super glue. I also placed two pieces of paper inside the bag so that the glue didn't leak through. I used a doily as the 'cover' for the bag at the top and made the long tag using the caramel linen cardstock embossed with the Crafts Too You Hearts embossing folder, the image is from one of our Team's sponsors. I fussy cut a tag from the Prima Botanical 6 x 6 pad and self adhesives gem stones from Papermania, the ribbon attached to the long tag is from the Smirk Love and Friendship collection.

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Our sponsor this week for the teams are:

Team 1: Gingerloft 
(Prize: 3 digital stamps to the winner)

Team 2: Pink Cat Studio 
(Prize: 3 digital stamps for the winner)

So... what are you waiting for? Join in our challenge this week and you could be a winner! Check out both Teams creations and take part in our awesome challenge!

Challenge ends: Midnight on Monday 4th Feb 2013 (Newfoundland Time)

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Cuuuute @ Pins HQ!

Another week, another challenge! Oh yeah, we're gonna hit you with some cuteness!

So here's your picture this week from Pins HQ:


Check out the bow tie! That's so sweet. Love it! Hope this pic inspires you to join in this week's challenge!

Our sponsors this week are: 

Prize: 5 digis to winner

 Prize: 2 digis to winner

My creation is below:

I used my favourite cardstock - Caramel linen card stock as a base for my mini tag. I embossed the cardstock with the Sizzix Argyle embossing folder which I ran through my Big Shot. I used paper from the First Paper Edition New Leaf 6 x 6 pad for the Spellbinders Eyelet Circle and the background behind it. I embossed the eyelet circle with the Sizzix Dots embossing folder, cut and trimmed a doily lace border, as well as added a tiny tag on the right hand side - fussy cut - from En Francais collection from Prima, the finishing touch is the added parcel string at the top. The main image is Sweater Pup from Some Odd Girl, coloured up using Cinnamon and Forest Green Promarkers. So cute!

I hope that's inpsired you to join in - and to get others to join our fab challenges every week! Make sure you enter in our challenge this week for your chance to win! Check out our fab DT creations to be even more inspired to enter! :)

Challenge ends: Monday 28th Jan 2013, Midnight Newfoundland time

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Let's Play Bingo @ Aud Sentiments!

If you love Creative Crafty Bingo, well Aud Sentiments is where you need to be this fortnight for the start of our challenge!

Here's the Bingo board this fortnight, all you have to do is pick a horizontal, diagonal or vertical line and then you need to include the three things in that line. So for example, if you choose the bottom horizontal line you would have Flowers, Ribbon and the word LOVE on your project.

This fortnight we are sponsored by: Robyn's Fetish

Here's a bit about them:
Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is owned by Robyn Weinrib.  
Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.

The prize for the winner is 5 stamps of their choice!

Here's my creation:

I selected the middle horizontal row - 'Happy', 'Embossing' and 'Charm'

I created this tag using caramel linen cardstock - one of my fave cardstock bases at the moment - I use it all the time now! I used a doily lace punch from Fiskars for the edge of the tag and embossed the card using 'Floral Fantasy' embossing folder from Cuttlebug. I used a pink cardstock for layering and then using papers from the Papermania Capsule Collection and Glitz Pretty in Pink 6 x 6 paper pad. I coloured in one of our sponsor images and embellished it with two satin red roses. I added a 'Happy Birthday' sentiment and a charm attached on the end of the tag. The main charm is made with a Tim Holtz word charm and I added some parcel string to hang or attach the tag to a present or card, to finish the sparkly jewels are from Papermania.

I hope that this has encouraged you to get creative and join in our challenge! Check out the blog and Team A's creations! Don't forget to check out the inspiration next week too with Team B and their great creations too! Get your friends to follow the blog and join in on our fortnightly challenges! Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Blue Roses at Pinspirational Challenges!

Another lovely weekly challenge at Pinspirational Challenges is here! So here is this week's image...


Love the cupcakes - they're awesome and so sweet! Yummy! :)

Our challenge this week is sponsored by: 
Beccy's Place and Stamp Art Design (Yep! We're doubling up on sponsors!)

Here's my creation:

So, I didn't follow a blue theme, but I followed the 'rose' theme - lots of reds, pinks and even roses for embellishments! I made this tag using linen caramel cardstock, punched with a doily lace punch at the bottom. The paper used was from the Papermania Capsule collection, and the 'top note' die is from a stash I had. The sparkly jewels are from Papermani also, and the roses and ribbon embellishments are from my stash too. I bought the roses from ebay in a pack of 30 or so, and the ribbon is from a habadashery stall at a 'thrift' market. The string is parcel string for the top of the tag and the hanger paperclip is from set of 30 I bought from a stationers called Tiger in London. Which are very similar to the Tim Holtz ones. The iamge is from our Team 2 sponsor - Stanp Art Design.

I hope that this has inpisired you to join in our challenge at Pins this week! Check our our blog for Team 1 and Team 2's creations - they're awesome and they will totally inspire you to create and join with us!

The winner of this week's challenges gets a prize of three digi images from Beccy's Place and five digi images from Stamp Art Design / Whimsy Stamps

Challenge ends: Monday 21st January at Midnight (Newfoundland Time)

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Winter Wishes @ Aud Sentiments

Happy New Year from the Aud Sentiments crew! It is now 2013 and we're 9 days in - so maybe a belated Happy New Year is in order! :)

With Winter in our midst (and I tell you it's still cold in London!) Spring is hopefully on its way to us! I need some warmth!

We're now in our second week of our fortnightly challenge at Aud Sentiments so please come and join us at our blog and enter in our challenge!

Our challenge is:  
We want to see you use any sentiment as long as it is about winter - so you could pick "Thanks snow much" or "Have a n-ice day" or some other creative wonder!  Just don't forget an applicable sentiment!

Our sponsor this fortnight is:  Bugaboo Stanps

 Here's my Creation:

I used a caramel coloured linen cardstock as the base for my card and used paper from the Prima Fairybelle 6 x 6 Collection. The image is from our sponsnor which I have coloured up with some Promarkers. The card is finished off with a Winter sentiment and some chipboard snowflakes from a stash I had. Cuuute.

Check out Team B's creations on our blog and enter in our challenge! Make sure you follow Aud Sentiments for future challenges and get your creative friends to join in on our Challenges!

Challenge ends: Tuesday January 15th 2013

Penguins at Pinspirational Challenges!

A belated Happy New Year! 9 days in and 2012 seems like a distant memory! 2013 is looking like a briliant year ahead and I'm looking forward to the awesome crafting adventures!

So with a New Year we have a new challenge at Pinspirational Challenges! I'd like to welcome to the new members of our DT (if I haven't mentioned them already!) and to our new 'Teams' layout!

So without further ado. Here's your image for this week's challenge - Penguins!


Our sponsor this week is: Bugaboo Stamps

Our Sponsor this week

Here's my creation:

I've created a box with lid using design papers from First Paper Editions Desert Blossom collection. To make the box I used the Martha Stewart scoring board. The box has a 2" depth around. I coloured up an image from our sponsor and then used 2 papers from the Blossoms and Buterflies collection from DCWV's 8 x 8 paper pad for the decoration. I used one of my favourite dies - Spellbinders Lacy Ovals die also.

I hope that our image and creations via the DT have inspired you to join in our challenge this week! Have a look at our blog and enter in our awesome challenge! Tell your crafting friends, groups and followers to join in and create too and follow our blog for future updatesand more challenges! Happy Crafting!