Sunday, May 25, 2008

Fab's Big Christmas Challenge - May


Here we are again for another Christmas Challenge. Please add your May entries to this post leaving a comment and a permalink (link that goes straight to your May entry post on your blog). You can either make on card or 5 cards for the 'nutter' option ! LOL

I can't wait to see your new creations - you have up to the 24th of June to add your entry/ies ! Thanks in advance for playing !

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Christmas Challenge Cards - April Gallery


Wow another month has gone already and my next post will be about the May Christmas Challenge...in the meantime enjoy the April Gallery. Please do not post your comment for your May cards here, thank you.

Thank you to :

Becky, Beth, Beverley, Glee, Jo, Kath, Maria, Phree, PinkGem, SammieJay, Tracy and Tracie-Jane.

You are all so talented, I always enjoy looking at your creations and getting so much inspiration out of your cards. Thank you again for participating and for supporting my challenge adding my banner unto your blogs. I truly appreciate that. Thanks ! 8-)

PS: if I've missed anyone either by name or your cards just emailed me and I'll rectify my post straight away. (my email is in my blogger profile)



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Friday, May 23, 2008

And the blogcandy winner is............ Julie !


The blogcandy (Becky's Pagemaps book) winner is Julie from ArtyGirlz

Julie I'll be contacting you for your details, well done you ! Thank you all for your participation and also for adding my Xmas challenge banner to your blogs, truly appreciated.

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Sunday, May 18, 2008

Sympathy Card "When Hearts are touched" - Pretty Swirl papers HOTP



I found a touching message for a sympathy card I want to send to Jayne as she has recently lost her Nan. " When hearts are touched, the world is changed" then inside it reads "May it comfort you to know that many people share your sorrow". Everything came from a new kit "Pretty Swirl" from Hot Off the Press I purchased from QVC UK. The pad is called Pretty Swirl and the embellishments (fabric flower, giant and small brads) are from the same kit. This new pad has gorgeous papers I fell in love with them almost instantly. So as soon as it's released (QVC had the exclusive launch)I need to stash a couple ! wink !


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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Bear on a canoe card - Pagemaps sketch



An Italian friend (Emanuele) of mine left a comment a few days ago that he wanted the next card to be with a canoe/kayak theme. I asked Vince to find me some royalty free piccies on the web and when I saw this scene I knew it would be perfect. The print-out sat there for a few days until I came across a sketch from Pagemaps (Becky do Cardmaps too) April 2005 cardmaps bunch. (this link opens as PDF)

I pulled my Deja Views pad Blue Raspberry and found a huge tag with brown and turquoise and a hint of purple...so I used some petal points fluid chalk ink to edge the cardstock and the printed image. I also edged with a tombow black marker to 'lift' the image. finally I've used some newly purchased Derwent colorsoft pencils to color in the canoe and bear.

The sketch wanted a string of some sort and I've used a piece of jute string...completing the tag with an old fashioned feel button.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Floral Sheep Bookmarks



Another swap from CraftyCardCreators, this time bookmarks with a fun theme: " My favourite animal" !

I've used the Magnolia Sheep stamp (got it from Joanna Sheen) and Deja Views lovely pad 'Blue Raspberry' from QVC UK. Brad and fabric flower Hot of The Press (HOTP)

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Vintage Feel Bath Lady Fat Little Art Page (FLAP)



There's a lovely swap in the CraftyCardCreators group for a FLAP 'Vintage' feel, I'm hosting these swaps there and we have oodles of fun ! I'm actually late for mailing them (sorry guys) but wanted something just right for the swap...my previous attempt was well...it's in the bin (trash can) now ! LOL

All the stamps are from The Angel Company (TAC) and I've used some petal points fluid chalks on glossy cardstock (which turned out to be photographic paper) so the paper has a handmade feel. The frame is from another TAC set but I masked around the circle to stamp the lady in the bathtub. I've used some cabouchon faux gems and Anita's glaze.



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Blog Candy for 100th Post - Scrapbook PageMaps by Becky Fleck



Well as promised here's the blog candy to celebrate my 100th post !
It's the fabulous Pagemaps book which comes with easy to use cards you keep in a box for quick inspiration. It's for scrapbooking but with a bit of imagination you can use it for cardmaking too. I love that book....that's why:

I'm going to send the latest book from Becky Fleck directly from amazon online retailer to wherever you live in Europe (EU countries plus Norway) ! Now since Mrs Fleck has put Canada and the USA on the map with her 2nd Anniversary Contest, I thought I would put Europe on the map too for some Boo-tay (as she calls it). If Amazon doesn't ship where you live then I'll order a copy to my place and send it to you by our dear old 'royal mail'.

Now to 'earn' this book ! Just leave a comment and add my "Fab's Big Christmas Challenge" BANNER to your blog (it's optional but you get twice the chance to win).
You've got up to the 22nd May to leave your comment. Then I will draw ONE lucky winner from all your entries (comments and/or banners on your blogs).
Quick Edit : Julie is our winner for the blog candy ! I've added these quick links if you want to purchase your very own copy.




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Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Vince's Cards and my 100th post !


I know I know I've been quiet for more than a week. Nothing to worry about I was just taking a break whilst Vince was going crazy in our craft corner. He made these gorgeous cards so I've decided to scan them and show them to you... I don't have a favourite I love them all ! Well done Vince stunning cards ! Fab X








Now that you've enjoyed Vince's papercraft handywork, I've reached a 100th post and as it is customary I will give some goodies out. Watch this space as I will post more information about the freebies.



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