Tuesday, 23 December 2014

The Sugar Bowl - anything goes

Last entry for the Sugar Bowl challenge, my 4 month session has come to an end and it is also my last blog post before Christmas. The theme is Anything goes and you know what to do, right?

Make a card or other craft project using a Sugar Nellie image. I chose to make a birthday card using the adorable Lead the way digi, coloured with distress ink.


One lucky winner gets to choose 4 Sugar Nellie digis and a second winner will get 2 Sugar Nellie digis, so don't hesitate to join. You will have a whole month to create your contribution.


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Have a wonderful Christmas!!
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Saturday, 20 December 2014

Allsorts - Last minute gifts

My turn to introduce the last challenge for this year at Allsorts challenge. Because you see, this challenge will last for two weeks to give us all a well earned Christmas holiday :).

Since this time of the year can be hectic you sometimes end up needing some last minute gifts - you know the feeling? So we might as well set the theme to Last Minute Gifts :)

As our sponsor we have Marianne Design offering a surprise gift to a lucky winner.

I chose to make a gift box where you pull the ribbon tab to open the box and filled with goodies it will make a perfect last minute gift :)



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Saturday, 13 December 2014

Allsorts - White Christmas

Morning,
today we celebrate Lucia and I will sing with parts of the Snowflake Singers Chorus at the town mall today. But before I head off I want to tell you about the challenge at Allsorts starting today. The theme is White Christmas and I figured a snowman is White enough =).

Have a lovely day all!



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Saturday, 6 December 2014

Allsorts - Animals

Morning,
tonight is our Christmas concert with Snowflake singers, I'm soooo excited!
But not so much that I would forget the weekly challenge at Allsorts :). This week the theme is Animals.

I chose this adorable Furry Friends Bunny from Sugar Nellie and made a clean and simple card to make the bunny pop. This bunny is free with purchase from Funky Kits! So I will take this opportunity and remind you that there is an ongoing challenge at the Sugar Bowl with the theme Anything goes.

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Saturday, 29 November 2014

Allsorts - Milestone birthday

At Allsorts this week we want you to create something connected to an important birthday - a milestone of sorts.
I made a card using an old Hanglar image (oh, how sad it is that these stamps don't exist any more).
I tried to make all colours soft and calm to make the image the fokal point. I see now that I probably could put some glossy accents on the numbers to make them pop more.
Other challenges:
Lovely hanglar - use a die cut
Simon says - anything goes
PTW - sketch 43


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Thursday, 27 November 2014

Sugar Bowl - Anything goes

Hi all,
today it's time for a new challenge at the Sugar Bowl and the theme is Anything goes. Isn't it lovely to be able to create whatever you like with these fabulous images!
I chose to work with On the wings of love from Funky Kits, a wonderful image to colour. Distressed edges with both Walnut Stain and Black Soot to get a vintage feeling.

As always one lucky winner of this challenge gets to choose 4 sweet Sugar Nellie digis...

and
a second prize winner will receive 2 Sugar Nellie digis.....woo hoo!!

(or 6 pieces, if there are over 100 entries)
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Saturday, 22 November 2014

Allsorts - No DP allowed

This week at Allsorts the theme is No designer paper allowed. That can be hard since there are so many wonderful papers to use and choose from. But I think my fellow DT:s at Allsorts did a fantastic job and hopefully they will inspire you to create lovely things. I used a plain white paper, stamped the christmas tree from Reprint twice to get the different shades of green (Forest Moss distress ink pad) and added the smudged post stamp from Inkido.


Other challenges:
Less is More - Jingle all the way
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Saturday, 15 November 2014

Allsorts - anything but a card

It's Saturday and once again time for a challenge at Allsorts and this week it's one of my absolute favourites: anything but a card. I love doing boxes and I adore making all sorts of stuff prettier :)

This item is a bit sad but it's very beautiful, it's the urn that holds my beloved Oscar, the absolute love of my life and the most beautiful cat that ever lived. It was of plain light wood when I got it so I painted it white, distressed the edges and added lace, flowers and a poem.



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Saturday, 8 November 2014

Allsorts - poppies

This week at Allsorts Susan has set the theme to Poppies/Remembrence since it's Remembrence Day on Nov 11. This is not celebrated in Sweden but in many other countries. The day celebrates the end of World War I and the poppies are a symbol for the blood spilled on the battlefield (and the fact that lots of poppies grew on the battlefield in Flanders). I found the poppy image as a freebie here. 


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Saturday, 1 November 2014

Allsorts - masculine

Morning,
it's time for a Masculine challenge at Allsorts so I will show you the gift tag I made for my nephew. Magnolia image coloured with distress inks frayed burlap and pumice stone.


Other challenges: 


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Thursday, 30 October 2014

Remake of an old wooden chest

Found this wooden chest in a thrift shop for £8, I liked the size and the overall quality of it, but not how it looked.
 
So I painted it white and dabbed the edges with distress ink Walnut Stain, spray painted the metal details with a copper spray and added a French label from The Graphics Fairy and now it's a lot more me :)
 


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The Sugar Bowl - Anything goes

Hi there,
time for a new challenge at the Sugar Bowl and the theme is Anything goes.
I made a Christmas cracker using the Sugar Nellie image A gift for you.



As always one lucky winner gets to choose 4 Sugar Nellie digis and a second prize winner will receive 2 Sugar Nellie images from
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Other challenges:
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Saturday, 25 October 2014

Allsorts - Simply Christmas

It's time for my hugely talented team mate Brenda to host the challenge at Allsorts and the theme is Just Christmas - good time of the year for that =)
I used the image Love Snow Family from our sponsor and made a clean and simple Christmas card.


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Saturday, 18 October 2014

Allsorts - embossing

Morning all and welcome to a new challenge at Allsorts. It's my turn to be in charge of this week's challenge. I've set the theme to Embossing and I'm so looking forward to visit you and see all your contributions!

I used an image from LotV, coloured with distress inks and I stamped and embossed the stars from Magnolia and a Christmas sentiment from Flonz.

We actually have two sponsors this week so there will be two lucky winners, one of you will win a £15 store gift voucher from:
http://www.craftydevilspapercraft.co.uk/

and one will win a $20 store gift voucher from:
 Flonz $20 store gift voucher Also 12% discount offered on purchases to those entering the challenge

Other challenges:
LOTV - anything goes
Polkadoodles - christmas fun

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Saturday, 11 October 2014

Allsorts - Creme and Brown

Time for a new challenge at Allsorts and Jo has a lovely colour combo for you - Creme and Brown.
I picked out a Magnolia image and made a gift box. I'm extra pleased with the tags, made from plain white paper and coloured with distress ink in brown and black nuances.



























Other challenges:
Time for Magnolia challenge - Bingo (I think I got all but the cheesecloth hehe)
Winter wonderland - lace and pearls
Polkadoodle - anything but square
Midweek magnolia - anything goes
Simply Magnolia - lace and pearls
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Saturday, 4 October 2014

Allsorts - Autumn

Time for a new challenge at Allsorts, and the fitting theme is Autumn.
I am very much into the old and beloved Hanglar stamps at the moment so I used these cuties for a gift bag in the colours of autumn.

other challenges:
Sweet stampin challenge - autumn
polka doodle - anything but square
crafty girls - anything goes
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Saturday, 27 September 2014

Allsorts - A stitch up

Time for a new challenge at Allsorts and this time we want you to Stitch it up!
My sewing machine isn't all too keen on working with paper but I have a Churchill personality - I will never surrender! And I made some faux stitching around the image just in case... ;)
Image from Whiff of Joy, retro flower dies and a snowflake border from Marianne design.

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Thursday, 25 September 2014

Sugar bowl - Anything goes

First contribution as a DT member at The Sugar Bowl.
The theme for this month is Anything goes, easy way to start :)

I used the Sugar Nellie image Hey little Birdie and coloured it with distress re-inkers. Boxes are so tricky to take good pictures of but I did my best :)

 I really like how the scroll die turned out, don't know why I haven't used it more...

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Saturday, 20 September 2014

Allsorts - Based on a film title

This week at Allsorts we want you to create something based on a film title. 
Since I love all Disney movies I opted for one of them and decided on The Hunchback of Notre Dame since this Esmeralda image from Rick st Dennis is just amazing! Further decorations aren't really necessary :)


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