Friday, 29 January 2010

Freebie Friday at Digital Delights

It's Friday, and time for another freebie from Digital Delights. Pop on over to Papercraft Planet or SNR Card Universe to grab it while it's available.

You've still got 6 days to enter our Sketch Challenge 15. There's a great prize of a $40 gift voucher to spend at Paper Maniac for the winner.

C.R.A.F.T. Week 35 Paper Piecing

I'm late again! With all these painkillers and antibiotics I'm on for my tooth, I'm sleeping so much, that I seem to miss most of the day.

It's a lovely, fun challenge at C.R.A.F.T. this week - Paper piecing...........don't worry if you've never tried this fab technique before, you'll find a tutorial I put together here, to follow.

For my card I've used BasicGrey Origins paper and a stamp by Mabel Lucie Attwell. Other items used: Diamond black Stickles, Pro-markers, Nesties Labels 8, Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Distress Inks, Kanban black pearls, Martha Stewart doily lace punch, Dovecraft brad, crochet flower and a swirl, cut with the Cricut. All on black 6x6" Bazzill.

We are being sponsored this week by Hope Jacare at Shophandmade, and the winner gets to choose any 3 of her fab images.
Please have your project uploaded with Mr Linky by 8pm Wed. 3rd Feb. New work only.

I'm also entering this card into these challenges:
3. Artful Inkables Think Ink Challenge 12 - Think Spring (I'm thinking April showers)
4. Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge 51 - inspired by the letter P - (paper piecing, pearls, punch

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

My Blog Hop Winner - Soccer Jamie!

Sorry I'm so late with this, I've been having unbelievable toothache the last few days and my face is swollen like a balloon. I'm popping painkillers like sweets alongside the antibiotics which don't seem to be helping much.

Anyway, onto the winner of Soccer Jamie.

According to random org, the winner is................................... (edited as Denise won the whole set anyway in the grand draw) Jo of

Well done Jo. Please contact me at for your image.

Thanks to everyone who joined in our blog hop.

Friday, 22 January 2010

Freebie Friday at Digital Delights

Ready for another freebie from Digital Delights? A fab image for Valentines, that can be used alongside another image or on its own.
Pick it up on our SNR Card Universe page or at Papercraft Planet. Hurry, it's only available for a week, then will be going into the store.

Don't forget the Digital Delights blog hop is going on till Sunday 24th Jan with winners announced on the 25th. Click here to start hopping.

Thursday, 21 January 2010

C.R.A.F.T. Week 34 - RED

It's time for another challenge at C.R.A.F.T., and this week it's a color theme of RED.
For my card, I've used my Cricut for the first time, and come up with a red filigree heart and swirl. I've use white pearl card, and made the 'holes' with a pokey tool and Tim Holtz Idea-ology ruler. The paper is from stash, punched with a Martha Stewart edge punch. Ribbon is HOTP and pearls are by Kanban. The heart has been stuck with silicone glue to give it some dimension. Cardstock is 6 x 6 red Bazzill.
We have a lovely prize from Donnas Den of Crafts.
Please enter new work only by next Wednesday at 8pm.

Some challenges I've entered this card into:
1. Simon Says - Punch It - (Martha Stewart punch)
2. Lily-Boo Too January Challenge - Valentine
3. Daring Cardmakers - Hole in One - (holes round border of card plus in punched paper)
4. Raise The Bar - Debut Day - (first time I've used my Cricut)
5. Etsy Inspired #71 -inspired by Amethyst Soaps on Etsy - (my inspiration is the Sweethearts soap)
6. One Stop Craft Challenge 63 - Fancy Edges or Corners - (Martha Stewart punch)
7. Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 12 - What's new? - (new Cricut)
8. Pollycraft Challenge 32 - Fire and Ice (or red and white)
9. Creative Card Crew Challenge 43 - Punch It - (Martha Stewart punch)
10. Papertake Weekly Challenge - Pretty Pink Papertake
13. Crafty Creations Challenge 51 - Valentines or Love
14. Caardvarks - Red Heart Challenge

Digital Delights Blog Hop Today!!

Hi everyone! We have a lovely surprise for you! In honour of our NEW releases.....we thought.... how about a BLOG HOP!! There are LOTS of prizes to be had for all!! Want to find out what you have to do? Check out the details below, for your chance to win!! So be sure to join the fun!!

DIGITAL DELIGHTS, Delightful Blog Hop Details!!!

Each DT DIVA will have a prize for you! Leave a comment on each Diva's blog and you will have a chance to win the IMAGE they have used for their creation.

The DIGITAL DELIGHTS blog, has a PRIZE for you too! The biggest of them all!! We're giving ONE lucky, random winner the WHOLE January release! To qualify, you MUST leave a comment on EACH Divas blog and also leave a comment at the end of the hop, HERE, at the DIGITAL DELIGHTS blog. You will have until MIDNIGHT on Sunday the 24th, to leave your comments! ALL winners will be announced on MONDAY the 25th!! Check EACH DT DIVAS blog for their winners and check HERE, for the GRAND PRIZE!!!


Julie > me

That's all it takes!, so we'll send you on your way and we'll see you back here real soon!! Happy Hopping!!
You should have arrived here from Jacquie's blog. If not, the place to start is Digital Delights here.

I've used Soccer Jamie for my card, and followed today's new Sketch #15 at Delightful Sketches.
It's worth entering this week, as we have a fantastic prize of a $40 gift certificate to spend at Paper Maniac. WOW what a prize, wish I could enter!! Even if you don't win the challenge you're a winner anyway, as they're offering our readers 10% off a single order till Feb. 8th. Please use code Paper10 when ordering. Take a look at Paper Maniac's site for details as they're having a blog hop on Jan. 30th.

Monday, 18 January 2010

Digital Delights Blog Hop on Thursday

A quick post to let you know of an exciting event for Digital Delights. We're having a blog hop on Thursday!! The DT will be showcasing the new January releases as well as a new Delightful Sketches Challenge. There will be lots of chances to win some of the new images and 1 person will be lucky enough to win a full set of the January releases.

Changes at I ♥ Pro-Markers Challenges

Just to let you know that the I ♥ ProMarkers challenge blog is changing from a monthly challenge to weekly, starting on 10th February with some lovely prizes to be won each week.

We're going to have guest designers each month, different prizes and challenges, plus the winner will be decided by random org. so everyone has an equal chance of winning.

Hope you can join us.

Friday, 15 January 2010

It's Freebie Friday at Digital Delights!

Thanks to those of you who joined in the Digi Day last night. As it was in the middle of the night in the UK I was tucked up nice and warm in bed, so I'm going to pop over there this afternoon to pick up some healthy tips and see what you've all made with the freebie Healthy Hannah.

Onto Freebie Friday from Digital Delights now. She's a cute little caterpillar called Carla. Pop over to our page on Papercraft Planet or SNR Card Universe to get her while she's available.

You still have till Wednesday evening to enter our Sketch Challenge #14 at Delightful Sketches. There's a fab prize from The Cutting Cafe to be won, so why not use your Friday Freebie to enter with?

Thursday, 14 January 2010

A Valentines Day card

I've made a card that isn't for a design team, just for fun. I really enjoyed using the resist technique last week for the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge, so thought I'd try it with a butterfly stamp. I've used 3 shades of the reddish Distress Inks and added Stardust Stickles to the stamped butterflies. The top half is white Pearl card embossed throught the Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots folder. I've added some lovely white lace, and a chipboard 'LOVE' sentiment with a heart, and finally some red self adhesive pearls, all on an A5 card.
This card is very 'clean and simple' for me. I think I like it, just not used to this style.
I'm entering it into some challenges:
1. AiFactory Challenge 20- Valentine's card with lace
2. Crafty Creations Challenge 50 - Textures - (lace, chipboard, stickles, pearls, swiss dots ef)
3. Gingersnap Creations #38 - Embossing powder - ( resist technique with butterflies)
4. Your Next Stamp Challenge 7 - Embossing - (embossed with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder and also heat embossed with resist technique)
5. The Corrosive Challenge 46 - Distressing - (distressed butterfly area)
7. Ann's Creative Nook GCA#73 - Love is in the Air
8. Practical Scrappers - Glitter/Bling - Stardust Stickles on the butterflies, clear gems and red pearls

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge week 33 Sketch & GDT wanted

This week at C.R.A.F.T. we have a fab sketch for you designed by our DT member Ei. We also have some exciting news - we will be having Guest Designers starting in February! If you add GDT by your name in Mr Linky we will have a look, and someone will be invited to join the Design Team next month. A different member of the DT will choose someone each month.

Another great reason to join in this week is the fab prize of 6 pro-markers from Craft Obsessions, and you even get to choose your own colours!!

For my DT card this week I've used a Sugar Nellie stamp called Elise, coloured with Pro-markers and I've added Pink Stickles in the hearts on the dress. Other items used are an EK Success Edger punch with Stardust Stickles in the holes, a Smirk chipboard sentiment 'Cute as a button' with a button Brad. Felt ribbon is Papermania, as is DP (Raspberry Champagne). Dp has been inked with Memories Soft Rose round edges, same ink used for sentiment stamp by Stampendous. I've punched some hearts from different shades of Bazzill to add round the image. I also used a 9cm Scallop circle punch and red Bazzill 6 x 6" cardstock.
You have till 8pm next Wednesday to get your entries into C.R.A.F.T. New work only please.

I'm also entering this card into some challenges:
1. 365 Cards Day 319 - Teen Scene
2. Charisma Cardz Challenge 2 - Anything New (new Sugar Nellie stamp and EK Success Edger Punch)
4. Creative Inspirations Challenge 43 - New Year, New Products ( new Sugar Nellie stamp and EK Success Edger Punch)
5. Alphabet Challenge Blog - K is for kids
7. Crafty Catz Challenge 14 - Bright and Sparkly ( bright colours and pink and stardust Stickles)
10. One Stop Craft Challenge 62 - A Night at the Movies - My movie is 'Pretty in Pink' made in 1986

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

I ♥ ProMarkers Challenge 7

There are changes going on at I (love) Pro-markers this month. Sharon is sadly leaving us to spend more time designing for Willow Designs. However, Karen will be taking over, so the challenges will continue as normal. Keep an eye out for different prizes and challenges in the future.
We have a great sketch this month to follow, with another great prize to be won as usual.

For my card I've used a beautiful rubber stamp by Mabel Attwell from The Artistic Stamper, coloured with a selection of yellow and orange pro-markers, then cut out and mounted with foam pads. I've used the diamond plate Cuttlebug embossing folder on yellow/orange textured card and slightly sanded it. Dp is Boo to You by MME. I've added Prima pearls, sentiment stamp is Anita's, black ribbon and button from stash. Scallops were done with a template.The c/s is 6 x 6 black Bazzill.

You have 4 weeks to enter, new work only please.

I'm entering this card into a few challenges:
1. Tuesday Morning Sketches #28 - buttons and bows
2. Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 12 - what's new? ( new rubber stamp, pearls, ribbon and Cuttlebug embossing folder)
3. Cupcake Challenge 73 - Going Girly
5. Pollycraft Challenge 31 - Winter Birthdays
6. Color Chef Challenge 34 - Yellow, black and white (hopefully I can count the skin as white)
8. Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge 1 - New (new rubber stamp, pearls, ribbon and Cuttlebug embossing folder)
10. Frosted Designs - Ink Challenge (used dye inks on image and edges)
11. SophistiCat Challenge 17 - Doth the North Wind Blow
12. AiFactory Challenge 19 - Embossing (Cuttlebug embossing folder used and sentiment is heat embossed)

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Digital Delights has a brand new online store

Digital Delights has a brand new store...............easy to navigate, no more scrolling up and down - menu on the left hand side now, all images in your choice of pre-coloured or jpeg/png formats. Your purchase is ready for immediate delivery 24/7!

Today is also Tutorial Tuesday!
Deanne has done a fantastic tutorial on how to make a desk organiser.

Go grab your free image at SNR and create something with it for our Digi Day on Thursday. You could be lucky, and win the entire set of new releases from Digital Delights!!!
Don't forget to enter our sketch challenge here. We have a fab prize from The Cutting Cafe for the winner. You have till 20th Jan to get your entries in.

I've also got some sad news and some good news.
Cathy has left the DD design team due to poor health. I've made a good friend in Cathy and will be keeping in touch, and wish her well.
The good news is that we are being joined by a new member - Nicole Anderson. Go check out her fabulous blog here. I'd like to welcome Nicole to our team.

Friday, 8 January 2010

Freebie Friday from Digital Delights

Freebie Friday is back!! There's been a slight change in format, each week there will be an accessory or sentiment designed to compliment many of our images at Digital Delights. There'll still be the occasional character. This week's image is called 'spotted love' - great for all your Valentine cards - team the heart up with another of our characters like Wendy has in the pic. How about using it to enter this fortnight's challenge at Delightful Sketches in the post below.

Go grab the image from our page on SNR here, while it's still available. It'll be there for a week, then be added to the store.

On another subject, I'm so excited to have won 2 challenges 2 days running. I was one of the winners at By The Cute and Girly for December and won a £10 voucher to spend at the fantastic Joanna Sheen store. I found out today I've won the grand prize for December at Paper Cutz which is a Martha Stewart circle cutter and an assortment of MS embellishments. I jus love MS products. I'm absolutely thrilled to have won these challenges, what a great start to 2010.

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Delightful Sketches Challenge 14

It's time for a brand new sketch challenge at Delightful Sketches, and a fab one it is too! You have till January 20th to enter.
We have another fantastic sponsor - The Cutting Cafe, who are offering a great prize to our winner.

For my card I've followed the sketch, but made a stepper card to show you can make any shape at all as long as the sketch can be seen. The image I've used is Little Bo Peep, available at the Digital Delights store as a fab set, plain or pre-coloured for you. I've coloured the images with pro-markers and added glitter to the sheep and Bo Peep's bow and waistband. I've used my new Martha Stewart punch on green DCWV Jewel cardstock. Flowers are Papermania, with a silver heart charm on the large one. Gems and dp from stash.
I'll be giving this card to a special little girl for her 3rd birthday, hope she likes it.

I'm entering this card into these challenges:
1. Dancing in Pajamas TCP Tuesday - use glitter - (glitter on sheep and Bo Peep's bow and waistband)
2. Pile It On Challenge 29 - Anything Digital
3. Cute Card Thursday - Anything New - (I've used new images, a new MS punch and a new shape card for me.)
4. PaperPlay Challenge 10 Week 1 - Precious Metals - (a silver metal heart charm on the flower)

Don't forget to take a look at this week's Tutorial Tuesday. Deanne's showing how to do some fancy folds this week.

I'm back at last! C.R.A.F.T. Challenge week 33

Hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year. My laptop started playing up before Christmas and I'm waiting to have it fixed. The person who sorts them out for us is off till 11th Jan, so still waiting. In the meantime I'm having to use hubby's when I can. I don't think he's very happy as I've been adding programmes and photos, but hopefully it won't be for long now.

Onto the new challenge at C.R.A.F.T. This week we want to see you using a resist technique. For those of you new to this, the easiest way to do it is to find a fairly solid stamp, then stamp with Versamark and clear emboss. Then just add your choice of ink colours to the image and surrounding card with some cut and dry foam or similar. Lastly, get a paper towel and rub where you've embossed and the ink will come off the embossing showing a white colour. There are other resist techniques, but this is the one I used.

Our sponsor this week is Your Special Delivery. To be in with a chance of winning a lovely prize this week, please have entries in by 8pm next Wednesday. New work only please.

For my card I've used a stamp from 'Birdsong' by Elusive Images. I've stamped it onto a scalloped circle with Versamark, embossed with clear embossing powder, then coloured using Distress Inks. I rubbed over the embossed image with a paper towel to bring it up, then lastly added a gem for the bird's eye. I nested this onto another scalloped circle. I've also used the resist technique on the mottled backing paper. I used a large stamp, with exactly the same technique as before. Other items used are Bazzill dots card with faux stitching, scalloped chipboard, brown ribbon and clear gems which I coloured with a Henna Pro-Marker. All mounted on an A5 card.

I'm also entering this card into:
1. Mojo Monday - Sketch
2. ABC Challenge - L for Layering
3. Belli Challenge - Glitter or Rhinestones inc gems
5. Everybody Art Challenge 72 - favourite colour combination
6. 2 Red Bananas - Inspiration pic
7.The Corrosive Challenge 45 - use your 2 favourite embellishments (mine are ribbon and gems)
8. Crazy for Challenges - Polka Dots (brown background paper is dotty)
9. One Stop Craft Challenge 61 - something beginning with a B (bird)