Thursday, 28 February 2013

Easter! @ Aud Sentiments :)

With all this Winter-y weather in the UK, I'm left wondering whether we'll get any warmer weather! I hope so! :) So for some inspired, hopefully up and coming Easter and Springtime weather, we've got the start of our new fortnightly challenge at Aud Sentiments - and we want to see...

An Easter Sentiments on your projects :)

Our sponsor for this fortnight is: Prairie Fairy
Here's a little info too:
"I am a small town girl with a passion for all things creative. I have been a creator since childhood, doodling like crazy, building forts and climbing trees. I have always loved anything magical and sparkly, though oddly enough I don't sparkle myself up much! Through the years I have tried my hand at many things. I have always believed that if I really wanted to do something, I could or I would figure out how to. Can't is not really a word in my vocabulary. My favorite saying is "I am willing to try anything at least once, though sometimes I am sorry I tried it!" I love teaching and sharing what I have learned along the way. I resisted the computer for years until a friend introduced me to blogging. Not long after digital stamping started to make a splash in blog land and I jumped on the boat. I spent a good year learning all about everything digital and now here I am."

Here's my creation below:

I used caramel cardstock as a base for my tag, and layered this with paper from First Paper Edition's 8 x 8 Rose Garden pad. The doily and circle die cut is from X-Cut's Vintage Doily die and Spellbinders Eyelet Circle nestabilities, die cut from green card and funnily enough First Paper Edition's Stocking Filler Christmas 6 x 6 papers! The crochet lace at the bottom is from Wild Orchid Crafts and the 'Easter' sentiment was made using the Papermania Scrabble tiles.

Check out Team A's DT creations - which are always awesome and make sure you get all your crafty friends, groups and followers to join in on our fab fortnight challenge for Easter! Can't wait for a bit of Spring weather! Join in and have some fun and you could win our challenge this fortnight! Make sure you check out Team B's creations next week too to get even more inspiration!

Challenge ends: Tuesday 12th March 2013

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Aww! Adorable Aww-ness @ Pins HQ

Another week has gone by, but it's time for another Pins Challenge! First of all, I'd like to welcome our new DT member Debbie! Welcome to the team!

Here's your picture for this week:

Cute isn't it?

So here's my creation:

I used the chipboard page of a scrapbook album to use as the base for my wall hanging, then layered the chipboard with patterned paper from Dovecraft's Princess Fairytale collection. I used a doily to add an extra layer and then cut a circle with a nesting die from X Cut which was layered on to a Lacy Circle die from Spellbinders! Lots of layering going on there, right?! I added some lace at the bottom of the hanging and added this 'Cherish' chipboard cut out from K and Company. The image is from our sponsor and is coloured in using ProMarkers (Soft Peach, Pastel Pink, Cinnamon and Rose Pink)

Our sponsors this week are:

Team 1: Fred She Said

Prize: $15 Gift Certificate


Team 2: MelJen Designs
Prize: 4 Digis

Check out the blog for some awesome inspiration and to check out what the Teams have done this week and get all your followers and crafty friends to join in on this week's challenge!

Challenge starts today: Tues 26th Feb 2013 and ends Monday 4th March 2013 Midnight Newfoundland time

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Inside Sentiments at Aud Sentiments

Last week, I was away from London for a few days and in doing so missed the launch of our fortnightly challenge on Aud Sentiments.

The current challenge is: we want to see the sentiment on the INSIDE of your card! 

Team B have provided some inspiration halfway through the challenge, so check out the latest blog post here for inspiration and click on the link on that post to enter the challenge

Our challenge this fortnight is sponsored by Rick St Dennis


His etsy store has an eclectic mix of digital images, so check out the etsy store for more!

My creation is below:



As I was bit late for Team entry as I was away, it hasn't been included on the site :( but I thought I would include it here on my blog to make sure you guys enter in the challenge and get your creative friends involved to enter in the challenge! Please do - it is always a massive amount of fun!

Check out the posts and enter in our challenge - It's right here: Aud Sentiments Current Challenge

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Daydreaming at Pins...

Last week, I missed the previous Pins DT Challenge as I was away from London for a few days... But I am back for this week's challenge!

I'd like to welcome Marina to our Design Team at Pinspirational Challenges! Welcome Marina! Check out her blog on the main Pinspirational Challenges Blog :)

Here's this week's Pins picture for you to be inspired by....


My creation is below:

I used a variety of materials including: DCWV's Blossom and Butterflies 8 x 8 pad, Tim Holtz Adage tickets and the tea doily dies from Dovecraft. I made this tag for this week's challenge - and it's pretty much my favourite thing to make right now! Love my tag creations!

Check out the DT creations on our website and make sure you join in this week's challenge! Tell your friends too and get creative! :)

We're sponsored by this week:
Team A - Pattie's Creations 
(2 digis for the winner)


Team B - Fresh Brewed
(3 digis to the winner)

Challenge ends Monday 25th February 2013 Midnight Newfoundland Time

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Love is in the Air @ Pins HQ

Its not long until Valentine's Day so here's a love inspired picture for this week's Pinspirational Challenge:

Pretty simple inspiration this week, but it does say a lot and you can take inspiration from this and be creative inside and outside the box!

Here's my 'love inspired' card:

My caramel linen cardstock was used as a base, embossed with the Crafty Too You Hearts embossing folder. I layered a piece of paper from the Pink Paislee Vintage Market collection and tied a piece of thick parcel string around the bottom. The hearts behind the Greeting Farm are from our sponsor, and the Greeting Farm stamp is Sweet Anya. I rounded the corners of the card and added a border behind the sentiment which is the Sizzix Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die - Lace Scallop. Simple but cute card!

Our sponsors this week are:

Team 1 - Eureka
Prize - 5 digis for the winner

Team 2 - The Pink Petal
Prize: 3 packages of ribbon to the winner

As always, please check out our blog for more inspired projects and makes from our amazing Design Team. And if you would like to be on the Pins Design Team, please add 'DT' to your entry.

Challenges starts today - Tuesday 5th Feb 2013 and ends: Monday 11th Feb 2013 @ Midnight New Foundland Time.