Thursday, 27 August 2015

Wear It Pink and Cancer Awareness 2015 project

I will take the cause further and make Pink Cards to sell and they will be or sale on EBay 50% of the final sale price will go to and the rest bearly cover cost of making these.

I have look for new goodies to use for these cards but it would appear everyone have stopped supporting the cause.  Do please let me know if you know of 2015 Cancer Awareness craft products

I will be using the retired Sizzix Scrap Pink Kit to create my cards.  Sizzix gave five percent of the purchase price of this Scrap Pink Kit to the Scrap Pink Foundation, which supported Susan G. Komen for the Cure.  The kit is packaged in a transparent gift bag and include:
• Sizzix Texturz Texture Plate - Encouraging Phrases/Ribbon
• Sizzix Sizzlits Die - Ribbon
• Sizzix Originals Die - Ribbon
• Sizzix Simple Impressions Embossing Folder - Ribbon

I will also use a discontinued stamp by There She Goes clear stamps called Winning the race.  Kristy K. contacted Jessie Knutsen back in April  2010 with an idea for a stamp set about a cause that was close to her heart- Cancer Society's Relay for Life. Jessie got caught up in her enthusiasm and knew that this was something that she wanted to pursue and Winning The Race mini set was born. Winning The Race is a 3x4 stamp set that includes a total of 10 stamps and sold for $7 (with $4 donated to the American Cancer Society).  It was a great little set then and is still a great set now.  Here is a quick preview of what her design team came up with.  I hope she does not mind that I grabbed these images from her blog but as the company closed in December 2013 I have not been able to get hold of her to ask permission.  You can find full size images of the cards on Pinterest.

  Let me know what you are doing for Wear it Pink this year and I will be more then happy to link to you blog.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

More Magazine Challenges

Take It Make It August Challenge:Inspiration!

Craft Stamper Magazine has a Take It, Make It challenge is a 'Take A Technique' challengeand this months theme is:

 August Challenge:
'Take A Technique' 

 For the August Challenge, you need to use pens and pencils on your projects! You could draw or sketch a design, or use the pens and pencils for colouring. Copics, Distress Markers, Spectrum Noirs, watercolour pencils, paint pens and markers, whatever floats your boat! You could add detail with fine liner pens, gel pens or smudgy Stabilo pencil..... the only limit is your imagination!
 Remember though, there MUST be real stamping on your project. 
Digital images CAN be used, but must be used alongside rubber/acrylic stamping.  

There is two prizes on offer this month, the first is a sponsor prize. This winner will be chosen randomly from all of the entries in the challenge! The sponsor for August is

Chocolate Baroque

 The prize this month is this wonderful plate of Artistic Affirmations:

The second winner is a Design Winner. This winner is chosen by the DT, who all vote for their favourite design from all of the entries. This winner will have their winning project published in Craft Stamper Magazine, (with a 2 page spread of their very own!), they will have a GDT slot for an upcoming challenge, and will also feature in their very own Winners Profile blog post! 

You are next... Click here to enter

Submissions wanted for Craft Stamper's January and February issues!

Ready, Set, Stamp is feature on the following theme for our January or February  issues of Craft Stamper and if you've always wanted to see YOUR card in print, now is your chance!!  You may enter cards for both, or just one of the themes mentioned below!

How to Enter:
· Please email your submissions to
· Please put 'Ready Set Stamp' followed by the theme in the subject line
· Please note that due to the number of submissions it's not possible to contact every entrant individually - if you have not heard from us within one week, your submission has not been successful. Please try again with a different card!

· Please make cards only for this gallery.
 . Please do not use stamps that are discontinued for this article. Also please only use stamps that are available to buy in the UK (the exception is stamps from advertisers e.g. Art Journey, De Stempelwinkel).
. They do not accept cards created with digital stamps ONLY for this feature. Digital stamps MUST be used in conjunction with real stamping to qualify.
· Cards which are selected need to be posted to the Craft Stamper offices in the UK.
· This call IS open internationally.
· Note that we do choose artwork as it arrives, so please don't wait until the last minute to submit if your cards are ready.
· Cards will be returned at our expense, along with a complimentary copy of the magazine in which your card features. Note this can take approx. three months.
· Please follow both the theme AND the colour scheme when creating your cards. You can add black, white and metallics to any of the schemes. The ideas given are simply that, ideas, and do not have to be followed to the letter!
· Text for this article is required (don't worry - it is short!) and should be entered into the document provided – this will be sent to you if you are selected.

 Last day to send cards for the JANUARY gallery is: 22nd September 2015
 Last day to send cards for the FEBRUARY gallery is: 20th October 2015
Entries received after these dates cannot be considered for publication.

Quick Cards Made Easy Magazine Fun Folds Challenge

In the current issue (issue 143), there is a selection Kitty Frampton's gorgeous summery kite fold cards that is fun fun, so easy to master and looks really impressive, too. So, for this month's challenge, they would like to see your fun folds. Use any card fold technique you like, but the more unique, the better! Post a photo of a card you've made on our website to be in with a chance of winning.
Competition closes 29 September 2015.
*Terms and conditions
Promoter: Immediate Media Co Bristol Ltd. Promotion excludes Immediate Media employees. Open to UK and Channel Islands entrants only. By entering, you agree to be bound by all the rules of the promotion. All entries must be your own work. Direct queries or call 0117 927 9009. Winning entries will be chosen from all eligible entries. Winners will be notified within 28 days of closing date. The draw is final and no correspondence will be entered into. For details of winners send an SAE within two months of the closing date. If any winner is unable to be contacted within one month of the closing date, the Promoter will offer the prize to a runner-up. Promoter reserves right to substitute the prize with one of same or greater value. There is no cash alternative.
You can submit your creation here.

Fine-Tip Glue Pen by Stampin Up! coming soon

As part of my favourite demonstrator benefit I have seen the new Stampin' Up! 2015-2016 Holiday Catalog and I am very excited about the new stamps with coordinating dies and punches, the  designer series paper, embellishments.  I just love the Halloween goodies and feel very inspired about Christmas.  Through out August I will  be sharing sneaky peeks and tell you about my favourites. You can start ordering from September 1!

No more sticky messes! The Fine-Tip Glue Pen (item 138309) is perfect when you need to secure intricate items. The precision tip lays down a fine line of glue which is great for adhering delicately detailed paper die cuts, small embellishments, and glitter. It also has a unique pin tip closure to help prevent the tip from cloggin

Watch the video and learn how to use the Stampin Up! Fine-Tip Glue Pen.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Outlawz Current Challenges

So as promised here is the current challenges:

Sunday - CAS: Friendship
Monday - Greeting: Make us smile/laugh
Tuesday - Color:

Wednesday - Sketch:

Twisted Thursday: Add Flowers
Friday - Coloring Challenge: At The Beach
Saturday - Paper a la Mode: Add Flowers

Remeber to read the rules and have fun.

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Stampin Up! Demonstrator

I have joined Stampin Up! as an independant demonstrator this month and will be featuring their products on my blog and website.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Outlawz Challenges

Outlawz will be so happy if you decided to join in!  So what are you waiting for come join in at:  They have some exciting challenges for you with montly prize draws!  So come by each week to check out the challenge as they change  weekly. The Outlawz team want everyone to have fun with the challenges, so if you have any questions, please ask :)  Here is a few guidelines though to help you if you do decide to come play....

Challenge Rules
  1. Your projects must be new. No back linking (cannot be posted anywhere prior to the posting of this challenge)
  2. You can enter the challenges as many times per week as you can only link ONE entry per week into the monthly Inlinkz.
  3.  Please post your own creations only to the challenges
  4. In order to be eligible for the site's monthly prizes, you must link us up with the Inlinkz so...LINK US UP!! :)
Directions for entering a challenge:
  1. Go to the box under "Reply to this":
  2. At top of the box, you will see "link" with a light blue square next to it. The square is for entering your image. When you hover your cursor over the top of it, it will say "Image."
  3. Click the light blue square and add your photo.
  4. Set width to 400 pixels.
  5. If you are using a link, enter it into the link box.
  6. Click ADD REPLY.
  7. After you place your card in the challenge, add it to the gallery and tag it with the appropriate code, given at the beginning o each challenge
  8. Last, enter it into that months Inlinkz located in the menu bar, at the top of every page, right under The Outlawz header. Click on the Inlinkz tab, then click on the "Month Inlinkz" tab, then the "Add your link" blue bar now enter your link. 

Dialy Challenges:

I hope this will interest you.  I will be posting a little more on each challenge shortly.


Friday, 7 August 2015

Heartfelt Thanks

 As some of you might have heard I was recently diagnosed with Bipolar disorder and have been suffering from a really bad low. I lost asll interest in the things I enjoyed and just wanted to withdraw. But with support at home and work , medication and the will to get better I think I am on the road to recovery. 

I made this card on Tuesday and really took pleasure in making it and hope the recipient enjoyes looking at it as much as I enjoyed making it.  I used the Cascading Fuschia collection by Heartfelt Creations.