Friday, 30 October 2009

Freebie Friday at Digital Delights

Our Freebie Friday at Digital Delights has moved to our groups at Papercraft Planet and SNR Card Universe!! All you gotta do is join one or both of our groups and the image without the watermark is yours. You can find it under the subject Freebie Friday in the discussions area!! Be sure to become a follower of the groups of your choice so you can keep up to date with our fun happenings!!
Why not use the freebie to enter our sketch challenge #10? There's still plenty of time to get your entries in as the challenges are fortnightly.
It's also Day 3 of the previews of the new releases of rubber stamp sets from Digital Delights. They're on sale from 1st Nov at Clear Dollar Stamps. Go see them here.

Thursday, 29 October 2009

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge No.23 Halloween

This week's challenge at C.R.A.F.T. is Halloween, we had to do it at some point. I love Halloween, trick or treating with my 8 year old all dressed up, and the weather starting to get colder, going into late Autumn.
For my card I've used a spooky house digi image from Digital Delights, coloured it with pro-markers in oranges and greys/black, and added some orange gems to the top. I've used the pumpkin Cuttlebug embossing folder, distressed it, then added spiced marmalade Distress ink to it. The pumpkin image is stamped, cut out, then framed with a metal embellishment. The spooky stamp is stamped with black soot Distress ink and I've added bits of it around the word to make it look more 'spooky'. The DP is MME Boo to you.
The prize this week at C.R.A.F.T. is a lovely digi stamp and digi backing paper from Gina at Your Special Delivery.
I'm also entering this card into a few challenges:
1. Stamp Something - Halloween
2. Daring Cardmakers - These are a few of my favourite things, to use at least 5 of your favourite things. Ok, my favourite things are Cuttlebug embossing folders, square cards, gems, the colour orange, metal embellishments and lastly digi images from Digital Delights. (that's 6, I added an extra incase any of them don't count).
3. Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge - orange and 1 other colour. I've used shades of oranges and greys.
4. Crazy For Challenges week 8 - It's all geometric - use at least 3 different shaspes. I've used a square, rectangle, oval and circle.
5. The Pink Elephant - the colour black, hardware and distressing. I've distressed the embossing and used a metal embellishment.
6. Cuttlebug Be Inspire #55 - to create something with your 'favourite' on it. I've listed my favourite things already, but will add again that it's my favourite colour orange and my favourite time of year.

Delightful Sketch 10

It's time for sketch #10 at Delightful Sketches today. The prize is a fabulous $15 store gift certificate for Embellish It The DT have all made creations using the sketch and the new releases. My card was shown yesterday, but I'll pop it on again today, and go through what I did and used.
Dps are MME and K&Co, images are the new releases of Santa Ridley and the fireplace coloured with promarkers, and a little stickles added to the flames. I've added Santa Ridley with silicone to give him a bit of dimension in front of the fireplace. The poinsettia and leaves are by Prima, to which I've added some gold pearls in the centre. Green ribbon is Anna Griffin, gold ribbon from stash. Faux stitching is a stamp, as is the sentiment, which I tried to curve a bit to stamp. All on an A4 card.
Hope to see you join us, the challenge will last a fortnight, and you can use any image, it doesn't have to be from Digital Delights, but would be lovely if it was.
Please pop by Digital Delights as Wendy is previewing some of her new rubber stamps. The set is called Billy and Maggie Carolers and will be available from Clear Dollar Stamps on November 1st.

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

New Releases at Digital Delights today!

Today is release day at Digital Delights. It's really exciting as there are some fabby images including Thanksgiving and Christmas. Check out the store, I'm sure you won't be able to resist them.
For my card I've used Santa Ridley and the fireplace, don't they go so well together? I put them on an A4 card (my first ever A4 card), and am so pleased with how nice they were to colour.
Go check out the other new releases on the rest of the design teams blogs. they have produced some outstanding work.

Wendy (Illustrator)

Come back tomorrow for our fortnightly challenge, as we'll be having a new sketch to follow.
You can also join our groups at Digital Delights on SNR and PCP

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Tutorial Tuesday at Digital Delights

Today is Tutorial Tuesday at Digital Delights. Dawn has done a fab tutorial on pop up cards, so definately worth a visit.
Plus it's the last sneak peeks today. Check out all the DT's blogs in the sidebar for their sneak peeks. Release day is TOMORROW woohooo. There are some fantastic new images at Digital Delights, just waiting to be coloured.

Monday, 26 October 2009

Digital Delights Sneak Peek

Digital Delights by Louby Loo has some new images due to be released on Wednesday, so make sure you pop over there to see what fantastic delights Wendy has in store for you. In the meantime, here's a little teaser for you.

To see more, pop over to the DTs blogs in the sidebar where there are more sneak peeks. Then why not join us for a new challenge on Thursday at Delightful Sketches when the rest of my card will be revealed.

Sunday, 25 October 2009

The Crafty Pad Challenge 43

It's my last week as GDT at The Crafty Pad, so I want to say thanks to Debbie for the opportunity to work with a group of lovely girls for the last month, and hope you've been happy with my cards.
Onto this week's challenge which is Autumn. We were given the umbrella stand stamp, and leaves to work with. I've used brown 6 x 6" bazzill cs, dps are punched with a Martha Stewart scallop punch, embellishments and ribbon from stash. I coloured the umbrella with lime green stickles, and added some to the leaves.
The prize is 1 week GDT at The Crafty Pad and a stamp the DT will be working with.

Friday, 23 October 2009

Freebie Friday at Digital Delights Mr Christmoose

We have 2 delightful Christmas freebies this week at Digital Delights. Mr Christmoose is such a lovely, fun image. Go grab yours while he's available. While you're there, look at some of the fab creations using him, by some of the design team.

Why not enter Delightful Sketches #9 with him? The prize is a fantastic $20 gift certificate to spend at The Ribbon Retreat. You've still got a few days to get your entries in.

Also, join us on Paper Craft Planet. Once we get to 100 followers, there's going to be a draw for a fabby prize. I'll let you go find out for yourselves what the prize is.

Thursday, 22 October 2009

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge No.22

The challenge this week at C.R.A.F.T. is Anniversary. We love to see all sorts of creations - atc's, cards, scrapbooking, gifts.....just whatever new that you can create with an Anniversary theme. We have a fantastic prize this week of 6 promarkers, and what is even better is that the winner can choose their own colours - great if you are adding to an existing set! Providing this prize is Craft Obsessions who stock an extensive range of crafting goodies.

For my DT card I've done something different. I printed out an image and backing paper from My Craft Studio, decoupaged the image and added glaze to the cats and the moon. The sentiments are stamped with blue versafine and embossed. I've inked the edges of everything, and punched a heart from the bp to add to the top. Other items used are a Martha Stewart punch, blue card, white A5 cs, clear gems and ribbon from stash, and lastly a blue crochet flower. I'm not sure whether I like it or not, I suppose because it's a different style to my norm.

Please have new entries only, in by 8pm next Wednesday to be in the draw for the promarkers. Wish i could enter this one.

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Digital Delights Tutorial Tuesday and sponsor

Hi everyone. Sorry I'm late posting about Tutorial Tuesday, I wasn't feeling too good yesterday. I think it's these new tablets I'm on, making me zombiefied. Anyway, you must visit Tutorial Tuesday at Digital Delights this week as Deanne has done a fab tutorial on Halloween treats. It's fantastic!

Digital Delights is sponsoring Creative Inspirations this week. The challenge theme is Halloween and the prize is a $10 gift certificate to spend at Digital Delights and a position as Guest Designer for November.

You still have a week to enter our challenge at Delightful Sketches #9. You can use any image you like, why not try our Freebie Friday image. The challenge prize is a $20 gift certificate to spend at The Ribbon Retreat (wish I could enter this one, I looooove ribbons).

Sunday, 18 October 2009

The Crafty Pad Challenge 42

The challenge this week at The Crafty Pad is a sketch using a gatefold card. I've used 6x6" square white Bazzill cs, Debbie at The Crafty Pad's umbrella stand and flourish stamps, versamark, white and red embossing powders, DCWV matstack, Kanban white pearls, a sentiment by Papermania (I think) and ribbon from stash.
I stamped the images onto red card and embossed in white, matted and layered them all up, and added them to the gatefold card. For the inside, I embossed the images with red ep on white card. The prize is a 1 week GDT slot and a Crafty Pad stamp that the DT shall be working with too.

Don't forget the competition to win a 6 week GDT spot with The Crafty Pad is still running till the 26th October. Debbie has a free digi for you to use if you want.

Challenges I'm entering this card into:
1. PaperPlay Challenge week 39 - Favourite embellishment. Mine is the lovely white pearls.
2. Paper Blooms - Monochromatic

Anyone for Anya?

It's my second and last week as GDT at Anyone For Anya. I've really loved joining the team with their challenges, and hope to join them again sometime.
Onto the challenge - this week it's Autumn colours. For my card I've used one of the Miss Anya Dressy range of stamps coloured with my pro-markers. The green background paper has been stamped with various leaves from a See Ds set, with distress inks. I've also added some grass stamps round the image. The trees paper is from the Candy Doodles CD. Leaf embellishment is Papermania, the ribbon slider is Making Memories and ribbon from stash.
The prize is a Hugh stamp from Tracy at Dies to Die For.

Challenges I'm entering this card into:
1. Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturdays - Inspiration picture
2. Creative Belli Blog #76 - Fall

I'll be back in a minute with this week's GDT card for The Crafty Pad

Friday, 16 October 2009

Digital Delights by Louby Loo Freebie Friday

This week's Freebie from Digital Delights is Ghost Billy and his Bat Balloons. This will be the last Halloween image this year, so go grab him while he's available.
Why not enter a card with him into our challenge Sketch #9 at Delightful Sketches where the prize this week is a $20 voucher to be used at The Ribbon Retreat.

Thursday, 15 October 2009

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge No.21

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 21 is a recipe - 1 ribbon, 2 buttons, 3 papers. You can create anything you like as long as it follows the recipe, new work only please. We are being sponsored this week by the lovely Sharon at Willow Designs, and you can win the fabulous Christmas Owl downloads that most of the DT have used this week. There are 2 of each image, one coloured (if you're in a hurry), and one ready for you to colour. So altogether, there are 6 images.
For my card I've used 'All I want for Christmas is....' and coloured him with pro-markers, then added white flowersoft and glamour dust to the hat. Other items used: Nellie Snellen circles multiframe, Spellbinders circle nestie, dp - K&Co Winter Wonderland, MME, and not sure of the other dp, ribbon - Anna Griffin, green Bazzill cs, buttons and sentiment from stash.
Please take a look at the creations from the rest of the DT, you'll find some fab inspiration from them.

I'm entering this card into some challenges:
1. Sketch Saturday - sketch
2. Cupcake Craft Challenge 61 - Buttons and Stitching (real or faux, mine's faux)
3. Dancing in Pajamas - Buttons
4. Everybody Art Challenge 61 - Shapes or Punches
5. Whimsy Stamps Challenge 23 - Get Punchy
6. Crazy Amigo Challenge - Buttons and Knots
7. La-La Land Crafts Challenge 8 - Winter/Christmas
8. Creative Card Crew Challenge 32 - Scallops
9. Incy Wincy Designs Challenge 13 - animals

Delightful Sketches 9 and more

It's time for a new sketch at Delightful Sketches today, and my first DT card. There's a fantastic prize from The Ribbon Retreat of a $20 gift certificate to spend in their store. That will buy a lot of ribbon! The challenge lasts a fortnight, you can use any image, but new cards only please.
If you'd like to use one of the fab images from Digital Delights, you can visit the store here or find our Freebie Friday here.
Please visit the rest of the DT, they have some fantastic creations on their blogs.

Also, if you join us on Paper Craft Planet, you could win a fantastic journal made by Wendy (the illustrator). There will be a random drawing once we reach 100 followers.

There's also a challenge going on at SNR to win some rubber stamps designed by Wendy. Get your creations in by Saturday for a chance to win Maggie and Billy Fall Fun.

Ok, onto my card. I've twisted the sketch and used Angel Alexander coloured with pro-markers. I've used a clear Stardust Sakura pen on his wings and white flowersoft on the clouds. I've then gone over Alexander with glossy accents. I've added him to white card sprayed with Crafters Companion silver glitter spray, matted onto red card. Papers are Daisy and Dandelion Christmas Collection - A Winter's Tale punched with a Martha Stewart scallop punch. The snowflake is a punch covered with Twinklets Diamond Dust, then a silver metal snowflake charm added on top. Sentiment - Papermania. Bazzill white cs. Gems from stash.

I'm also going to enter this card into some challenges:
1. Lili of the Valley Challenge 38- Christmas card for a child
2. ABC - F for flying (anything with wings)
3. Ooh La La Creations Challenge 38- 3 different shapes

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Freebie for all entries to Delightful Sketches Challenge 8.

You've still got a few hours to enter Delightful Sketches Challenge 8. As an added bonus, not only do you have a chance to win a great prize and a chance to be next Guest Designer at Digital Delights!! but every entrant (including those already entered!!) will get a FREE digi stamp of Dracula Ridley!!

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Tutorial Tuesday at Digital Delights and more

It's our second Tutorial Tuesday at Digital Delights. Dawn has a fabulous card and some tips on sizing, duplicating & printing your digi images in Microsoft Word.

Also, there is only 1 more day left to get your entries in for Delightful Sketches #8. You could win some gorgeous Christmas stamps from Stampin Stuff in Australia.

Lastly, Digital Delights is sponsoring the challenge over at Everybody-Art, so you have a chance of winning a $10 gift voucher to purchase some images from Digital Delights, but only if you enter. the challenge is shapes or punches.

Sunday, 11 October 2009

GDT at Anyone For Anya? Perfect Paper piecing

I've been invited to do a guest DT slot for 2 weeks at Anyone For Anya? This is my first week, the challenge being paper piecing. It's something I don't do very often, I don't know why, as it's so much fun. I've used one of the Miss Anya Dressy range of stamps, coloured her skin and hair with pro-markers, then paper pieced her clothes with K&Co. I 3D'd the aprony bit at the front of her dress a little for some dimension, and added a sparkly brad to the flower in her hair. I sprayed the Prima flowers with a little Crafters Companion silver glitter spray, added a pearl blue brad and a silver flower charm. Other items used are red Bazzill cs, papers - all K&Co, more blue sparkly brads in the corners, and some lace from stash.

The prize has been sponsored by Tracy at Dies To Die For, (check out her special daily offers) and is a fantastic set of Anya and Ian stamps. The DT have some fab inspiration, so hope you'll join in with us.

I'm also going to enter this card into Cute Card Thursday Challenge 81 - So Charming

Enjoy the rest of the weekend. x

Digital Delights has new groups on SNR and PCP

Please come join us at one or BOTH of our fabulously Delightful groups! There is lots of fun stuff going on, including challenges and Exclusive Freebies (coming soon)

Just Click the pictures to check out the groups!
Right now at SNR, there is an exclusive challenge going on for members to win Louby Loo's Maggie and Billy Fall Fun from her new stamp line at Clear Dollar Stamps!

It's easy to join! It's Free! It's fun! So come check it out.

GDT card for The Crafty Pad Challenge 41

Sorry, I'm so late with my posts today, and I have a few to make. Been a busy, stressful day so far.
Onto the Challenge at The Crafty Pad, it's a recipe this week - 1 ribbon, 2 papers, 3 brads and a swirl. For my GDT card I've used Faith Looks Sure. Debbie sent me the digi image of her, which I've flipped, as I wanted her facing the opposite way, then coloured her with pro-markers. The swirl is also a stamp from The Crafty Pad from a new set of stamps not long released. I've used black Bazzill cs, papers are from a set from QVC, brads, ribbon and sentiment from stash. I think Faith looks very feminine in pink. Please check out the DT cards, they're fab.
The prize is 1 week GDT and a Crafty Pad stamp that the DT shall be working with too. If you use a Crafty Pad stamp then your name is entered twice. If you do not use a Crafty Pad stamp then your name is entered once. You do not have to make a card - it can be any craft item that fits the challenge. All entries are to be submitted by Saturday evening 8pm GMT.

Debbie at The Crafty Pad has a great offer on her stamps at the mo:
In view of the pending RM strike she is offering a 10% discount on your total order up to £20.00 -No minimum amount.
Spend over £20.00 and get 20% discount.
P&P is free to the UK
£1.00 for overseas.

Gift Vouchers are also available from The Crafty Pad for any amount you wish to give.
Voucher can be posted direct to recipient or purchaser.
Emailed to the recipient or purchaser.

Don't forget the COMPETITION and FREE DIGI DOWNLOAD here

Friday, 9 October 2009

Digital Delights by Louby Loo Friday Freebie

As it's Friday today, we have a new freebie at Digital Delights. It's a real Halloween cutie, Devil Rider Billy. So go over to Digital Delights and get him while he's available. Better still, why not enter our challenge with him.

Thursday, 8 October 2009

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge No.20 DT card

Challenge 20 at C.R.A.F.T. is an inspiration picture. We want to see what the picture says to you. To me it says Autumn, leaves and straw, hence the scarecrow image. This fab scarecrow digi image is from Digital Delights. I've coloured him with pro-markers, and stamped some falling leaves around him. The leaves stamps are from a set by Debbie at The Crafty Pad. I've added a lovely quote which is word art from Paper Makeup Stamps. Other items used are leaves die cuts, Holly green Stickles, brown Bazzill cs, dp is from stash. will chose a winner of this weeks prize - some Basic grey papers, hand coloured fine leather(ideal for die cutters), handmade stickers and some lovely mini bronze brads. Take a look at the other DT cards for some fab inspiration.
Please have your entry in by Wednesday 14th October 8p.m.

I'm also entering this card into a few challenges:
1. One Stop Craft Challenge 49 - Autumn Inspiration
2. Dare U 2 Digi Stamp Challenge 22 - Punched shapes or die-cuts. (die cut leaves)
3. Pile It On Challenge 18 - 3 Dimensional (die cut leaves)
4. By the Cute and Girly first Challenge - Autumn Glory
5. Crafty Calendar Challenge 1 - Autumn
6. Tuesday Taggers - Shades of Autumn
7. Gingersnap Creations - Harvest
8. Digital-Ink Co Challenge - Fall Ya'll

I ♥ Promarkers Challenge 4 DT card

It's that time of the month again for a brand new challenge at I ♥ Promarkers. It's Challenge 4, and we have a fab sketch for you to follow. So please join us if you love your new Pro-markers as much as I do. The prize is 1 A4 Letraset pad, Maroon, Magenta, Blossom, Lavender and Meadow Green pro-markers. All entries this month need to be in by Monday 2nd November, finalists will be announced Tuesday 3rd and the winner will be announced along with a new challenge Wednesday 4th.
For my card I've used a Sugar Nellie Christmas Manga image coloured with meadow green, apple, red, berry red, blush, ivory, sandstone, cinnamon, forest green, mustard, gold, vanilla. I've 3D'd the poinsettias and added small gold pearls to the centres.
Other items used: MME Under the Tree from Merry Days of Christmas, Cuttlebug holly ef, Prima poinsettia and leaves, Spellbinders Nesties Labels 8, Barn Red Memories ink pad, medium and small gold pearls and green Bazzill cs.
You'll find some fab inspiration from the other DT members at I ♥ Promarkers. We're also on Facebook, so feel free to join us there if you want any info or have any questions.