Thursday, 31 December 2009

Christmas Blog Candy Giveaway

This Candy Is Now Closed

Merry Christmas and Holiday Greetings to all.

Hope you are all having a lovely relaxing and peaceful Holiday Season.

I thought I would do a little blog candy giveaway for the Season.

In the candy:
  • Whiff of Joy Festive Winter Willow EZ Mounted rubber stamp
  • A mixed bundle of 6x6 inch sheets of designer paper 60 in total (Two each of some and some are double sided. Including Basic Grey, DCWV, K&Co, Papermania, GCD Studios)
  • Two pots of Shimmerz paints - Burgandy and Opal
  • Prima Say It With Pearls Corner (One packet)
  • Frances Meyer Rub-On-Art Travel (One packet)
  • Paper Cellar House shaped Cards with envelopes (One packet)
  • Jenni Bowlin Studio Chipboard Banner (one packet)
  • Mixed charms (Approx 20)
  • Mixed Flowers (Approx 20)
  • Prima Gem centres (5)
  • Metal clips (2)
  • Mixed Brads (Approx 20; Shaped; Epoxy; Gem)
  • Kaiser Droplets (one packet)
  • Dovecraft Bottle Caps Teens (One packet)
  • Papermania Present toppers (One packet)

The candy will stay open until the 31st December (midnight GMT)

Entry is by Mister Linky below. Link to your blog and post about the candy in your sidebar or in a post. Of course feel free to become a follower, I love every one of you! But it is not compulsory to the draw entry.

If you do not have a blog please put your full name in Mister Linky and link to this blog but remember to note your linky number and keep an eye on this blog to see if you have won.

Good Luck

Wednesday, 30 December 2009

That Was 2009

Hey Guys, have you seen the look back at 2009 posts doing the card blog rounds? Well I saw it on Sarpreet's blog and loved the idea so here is mine.

The idea is that you put up a favourite make from each month of 2009.

Warning - very picture heavy post!













Give me a shout when you have posted your favourites so that I can come and have a nosey :)

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Quixotic Paperie Candy

Hey All, Just to let you know that Elaine has some yummy Christmas Candy up on Quixotic Paperie Challenges until the 29th Dec.

Happy Christmas Eve

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Inky Impressions Challenge 26

Hey Guys, Feeling Christmassy yet? I have my last Christmas make for you today and this is my DT make for the the Inky Impressions Challenge which is:

Add Embossing (Dry or Heat) and Glitter or Flocking

I've made a little Christmas hanger with Rachel's Gingerbread Christmas Digi-stamp.

Yep - coloured with Prismacolor pencils and Sansodor, with added glitter and glossy accents.

Then I've die cut the snowflakes from vellum and paper with the Spellbinders Create a Flake one, embossed and then covered with glitter.

Have a fabulous Christmas eve, Christmas eve :)

Stamp - Inky Impressions Rachel's Gingerbread Christmas Digi-stamp
Colouring - PrismaColor Pencils; Sansodor
Usual Suspects - Scissors, silicone glue
Other - Ribbon; Seam ripper; Cuttlebug; Spellbinders Create a flake 1; Glitter glue; Computer; Printer

Monday, 21 December 2009

Christmas Pink

Hey Guys, My last Christmas card to show you and this one uses the colour combination inspiration from the Basic Grey Challenge which is Blue, Cream and Pink.

I've chosen to use the lovely Oakley with Christmas Bauble another of my favourites from the Whiff Of Joy Winter Kit - perhaps an odd choice for the colour combo? LOL! The Basic Grey paper is from the Granola set.

So I've used my PrismaColor pencils and Sansodor to colour him and put him on an embossed piece of White Wash card from Core-dinations.

I've hand stitched this one, with a little swirl and snowflake motif and stitched some lace and beads onto the embossed card.

The sentiment from the CC Designs Cookie Crumbs Reason from the Season set was stamped onto some calico and then I stitched a border with some beads around it.

I had some fabulous news the lovely folks at Saturday Spotlight Challenge picked my Willow with Christmas Candle make as a favourite! Thank you guys, you have made my day!

Less than a handful of days to go....

Stamp - Oakley with Christmas Bauble Whiff Of Joy; CC Designs Cookie Crumb Reason For the Season
Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black
Colouring - PrismaColor Pencils; Sansodor
Paper - Basic Grey Granola
Usual Suspects - Silicone glue; paper trimmer; double-sided tape
Other - Beads; Calico; embroidery thread; cuttlebug; embossing folder; lace; white wash core-dinations

Saturday, 19 December 2009

Friendship Warms The Heart

My lovely friend Siri sent me the stamp that I've featured on this Christmas make - How lovely is she? Thank you Siri! What a lovely stamp!

I thought that I would enter this make into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge which is 'Merry Christmas'.

I've coloured the image with Prismacolor pencils and sansodor and added some glitter to the tree and snow.

The snowflakes are made using the Spellbinders Create a snowflake one and I've added glitter to bling it up!

Hope you are all having a glittery, glitzy day!

Stamp - Rachelle Anne Miller
Ink - VersaFine Onyz Black
Colouring - PrismaColor; Sansodor
Paper - BasicGrey
Usual Suspects - Paper trimmer; double-sided tape; silicone glue
Other - Cuttlebug; Snowflake one; glitter; glossy accent glue; sewing machine

Friday, 18 December 2009

Gingerbread Hearts

Mmm Gingerbread - yummy, I keep meaning to get some :)

So this stamp is Willow with Gingerbread Heart and is from Whiff Of Joy and I've used the fab sketch over at The Whiff Of Joy Challenge Blog this week as inspiration.

Yeah my stitching went a bit wonky as I was at the end of reel and I was too busy making sure that I did not run out of cotton to look where I was stitching, LOL! The stamp has been coloured with PrismaColor Pencils and Sansodor.

Have a lovely Gingerbread day.

Stamp - Willow with Gingerbread Heart Whiff Of Joy
Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black
Paper - Basic Grey
Usual Suspects - Paper trimmer; Double-sided tape; silicone glue
Other - Cuttlebug; Spellbinders Snowflake one; Buttons; sewing machine; thread

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Quixotic Paperie Challenge Blog Challenge No. 7

Yep - It is Wednesday and that means it is the Quixotic Paperie Challenge.

This week's challenge is:


This is the last challenge at Quixotic Paperie for a few weeks to give everyone some time off in the Holiday Season :) We shall be back on the 6th January 2010.

Here is my make this week and I've used my lace as a little rossette to back the image which is from the fabulous CC Designs Cookie Crumbs - Reason For The Season as is the sentiment. The paper is from the Cosmo Cricket Early Bird pack.

Can't wait to see your Lacey makes :)

Stamp - CC Designs Cookie Crumbs - Reason For The Season
Ink - Versafine Onyx Black
Colouring - PrismaColor pencils; Sansodor
Paper - Cosmo Cricket Early Bird
Usual Suspects - Paper trimmer; silicone glue; double-sided tape
Other - Lace; Sewing machine

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Good News!

Thank You Everyone!

I wanted to give a Great Big Thank You to everyone of you who helped in the recent The Original Scrapbox 12 Blogs of Christmas Give Away.

We made the first target of 12,000 click counts and The Original Scrapbox will be donating an EZ View Desk to the Friends of Utah County Children’s Justice Center! Wahoo! Well done everyone!

Sad news though, we did not make the 25,000 hits for the second charity giveaway. BUT The Original Scrapbox are going to give the second desk to charity anyway! Isn't that fantastic? Thank You The Original Scrapbox!

If you have a charity you would like the second desk to go to please let Rachelle (Rachellethewriter(at)gmail(dot)com) know as she is going through the nominations now.

Rachelle has announced the winner of the EZ View Desk on her blog.

Whiff Of Joy Willow With Christmas Candle

Another Whiff Of Joy for you today and I think that this is one of my favourites from this year's Winter kit. Isn't she beautiful? This is Willow with Christmas Candle. I've matched her with Basic Grey Papers from the Boxer pack and I've stamped a music background and used stitching and distressing.

Also I thought that this would fit with the challenge over at Saturday Spotlight With Hidden Potential which is about your favoutite music - which for me is Christmas Music at this time of year LOL!

My Favourite all time Christmas tune being - The Pogues Fairytale of New York. Ok so this doesn't look very Pogues-like but I do also like Christmas Carols - so perhaps I can get away with it? Tee Hee!

I've coloured her with PrismaColor pencils.

The sentiment is also from Whiff Of Joy and I've been using my Bow-Easy™ Template again :)

Have a lovely Tuesday

Stamp - Whiff Of Joy Willow with Christmas Candle
Ink - Versafine onyx black
Colouring - PrismaColor Pencils; Sansodor
Paper - Basic Grey Boxer
Usual Suspects - Paper trimmer; double-sided tape; silicone glue
Other - Bow-Easy™ Template; Ribbon; Nestibilities Label nine; Seam ripper; sewing machine; Cuttlebug

Monday, 14 December 2009

Extreme Sewing

Hey Folks, Just thought I would share my Extreme Sewing Photo with you all. Lisa over at U-Handbag, a fabulous blog that I am a big stalker of (in a good way of course), has a competition running until the 20th December the first prize being a yummy Janome sewing machine.

The competition is to do some Extreme Sewing - Sewing in unusual places and there has been some wonderful entries so far on Flickr.

Here is my entry - Sewing on the Northern line on the Underground - just going on the Northern Line is extreme enough LOL!

David took the piccy - what a wonderful and patient boyfriend I have - 'Darling, I want you to take some pictures of me and my sewing machine on the tube.' He didn't even look surprised. LOL!

What Will Be In Your Christmas Stocking?

Hope you all had a good weekend. All finished your Christmas shopping I hope!

I have a Whiff Of Joy make for you today. I know my DT term has finished but I had the misfortune to have my DT packages go missing in the recent Postal strikes and Katharina has been ever so patient with me :)

I've still got some gorgeous Whiff Of Joy beauties from the Winter Kit to show which you can get individually and the Whiff Of Joy Christmas stamps are still at 20% off!

This stamp is Willow With Santa's Stocking.

Used my PrismaColor pencils to colour her.

With lots of stitching details.

Have a lovely Monday

Stamp - Whiff Of Joy Willow With Santa's Stocking
Ink - Memento Tuxedo black
Colouring - PrismaColor pencils; Sansodor
Paper - Basic Grey Boxer
Usual Suspects - Paper trimmer; Double-sided tape; Silicone glue
Other - Buttons; Sewing machine

Saturday, 12 December 2009

We Have A Winner!

And the winner of The Original Srapbox EZ View Desktop and an entry into the draw for an EZ View Desk as picked by is...

Penni from Lazy Cats Cards!

Wahoo - Congratulations Penni! Please can you email me ASAP (Before the 13th Dec otherwise I will have to draw again)

The Original Scrapbox Christmas Giveaway

This Blog Candy Is Closed

The Original Scrapbox Gives Back with the 12 Blogs of Christmas

December 4-11th 2009 Blog Candy Giveaway!

Fancy winning one of these - an EZ View Desktop from The Orignal Scrapbox?

And one of these - an EZ View Desk from The Orignal Scrapbox?

And help Charity along the way?

This amazing blog candy is from the wonderful people at The Original Scrapbox who have 12 new EZ View Desktops to give away to 12 lucky blog hoppers and three new EZ View Desks to give away, one to a lucky blog hopper and two to charity.

There are 12 Blogs running this blog candy (see list below) - so you have 12 places to put your name down to win and each blog gives a chance of multiple entries to the draw.

On December 12th 2009, each blog in the draw will select a winner for an EZ View Desktop, from the post comments, then this winner will go through to the draw for the EZ View Desk which will be held on Rachelle's blog on the 14th December.

The Charity Giveaway - each time you hit on The Original Scrapbox website, during the blog giveaway, it is counted and for the first 12,000 hits The Original Scrapbox will donate an EZ View Desk to the Friends of Utah County Children’s Justice Center which helps abused children.

When they reach 25,000 hits on their website during the giveaway they will also donate an EZ View Desk to a charity nominated by you. If you would like to nominate a charity that would welcome an EZ View Desk then please get in contact with Rachelle Christensen at Rachellewrites(AT)

To Enter The Draw:

The more you do the more comments you can leave on my blog, there are five potential entries in total!

You must do the first one even if you don't do the rest, help us get those hits on The Original Scrapbox Website for Charity! -
  • Visit The Original Scrapbox website, choose your favorite product and leave a comment here, telling me what your favourite is and how you would use this product. (Entitles you to one comment)
  • Become a Facebook fan of The Original Scrapbox here. Leave a comment here. (Entitles you to one comment)
  • Facebook and/ or tweet (hashtag in Twitter with #scrapbox) the contest and share the link back to this post. Leave a comment here with your facebook and/or Twitter ID (Entitles you to one comment)
  • Become a follower to my blog. (Entitles you to one comment)
  • Spread the news - Post about this giveaway and link to this blog post or one of the other 11 blogs in the giveaway with a picture of the prize. (Entitles you to one comment)

Make sure your contact info is easily accessible so we can contact you if you win.

Now visit each of these blogs for more chances to win!

This giveaway closes on the 11th December. I will use to choose the winner and if you are the winner, I'll email you and you must respond by December 13th or a new winner will be selected to go on for the Grand Prize.

No purchase necessary to enter. Entries that do not follow all of the entry requirements will not be considered. Open to residents of UK and EU countries as well as the United States and Canada.

Good Luck