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Friday, 24 October 2014

My exciting news!

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For some time I've been wanting to move away from my very cutesy cards and create more fun cards so when I saw that Alicia Bel was putting together a design team, I applied straight away.  I really love her designs - fun and sexy (and still a little cute!).  Today the new design team is being announced over at the blog and I'm pleased to say I made the grade!

The DT are showing off their skills using the theme of Halloween so here is my DT make using the sexy but sweet Lily Monster...

See what I mean?  Fun and sexy!  And she is only 1 Euro!  I know Lily Munster has a streak of white in her hair and her dress is actually white but I didn't know that until after I researched it after I coloured her in!  Ho hum!

I used Authentique papers, a La-La Land Bat die and the sentiment is from an old There She Goes set.  You can't see from the photo but the black circle is actually embossed with clouds - it looks really good, honest!  I'm going to enter this card into the Copic Markers Spain challenge with the theme of....Halloween of course!

If you're not familiar with Alicia Bel yet, you should go check out her store and check this section of freebies out - you're welcome!

I hope you're going to enjoy seeing my designs using these digis.  We're going to have a monthly challenge, lots of inspiration and regular freebies to share with you too!

Now you need to go and check out the rest of the new gorgeous design team designs over at the blog here.  I'll be back this weekend with my SugarPea Designs DT post - see you then!

Smiling pumpkins

We're having a Halloween or Fall theme over at the La-La Land Crafts blog this week so I thought I'd go all out and create a Halloween card as it's just around the corner.  As I've mentioned before, we don't celebrate it but I had so much fun making this card...

These are the LLLC dies that I used:

The papers are by My Minds Eye and Bazzill kraft cardstock for the base.  Okay, go check out more gorgeous DT inspiration over at the blog here.  

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

You are outta this world!

Hi everyone, I hope your week is going well.  Mine is a bit quieter than the past few weeks so I managed to create a card last night - yay!  So here is a card I made for a little boy's birthday using some adorable Whimsie Doodles digis...

Ain't that little fella the cutest?!!  Whenever I look at him, I just wanna say "wheeee!".  He's from the Space Cadets set and the background is from the Background Borders Places set.  I embossed the background with a Cuttlebug folder and used some metallic cardstock to create the porthole.  And I even got to use up some of the hundreds of eyelets in my stash!

There is still plenty of time to join in this month's challenge of Kinda Spooky.  You don't have to use a WD image but we love it when you do!  I hope you can join us for a chance to win a digi of your choice or even get to be a Guest Artist if you do use a WD image!

Thank you for visiting and I will back on Friday with my La-La Land Crafts DT post and also a special announcement!

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Going on a bus ride

I rarely use buses.   Living in a little village, they are very infrequent and I have little patience for queuing and hoping it will arrive on time!  I do remember using the buses regularly with my school friends as a kid though. It was the only way I was getting to school so I had little choice.  Of course we always sat at the back (we were the cool kids, unbelievably I know) and there was always the one or two of us scribbling our homework frantically on the 15 minute ride!  Those were the days.  Now I frantically type on my laptop on the train into work most mornings.  Nice to know some things just don't change.

But anyhoo, enough of my reminiscing.  Making this card brought back all of those memories...

We didn't have special school buses though, just the regular red bus and a journey cost less than 10p. I have no idea how much it costs today but a whole lot more I should imagine!

Sorry, there I go reminiscing again.  Back to the card.  I used the really sweet bus from the SugarPea Designs Teacher's Pet set and the sentiment is from the Hat's Off to You set.  I also used a Lifestyle Crafts embossing folder and the papers are by Doodlebug (yellow) and Simple Stories (blue clouds).  I'm giving this to a friend who loves to use the buses now they have their free bus pass as a recent retiree!  And he always says he must remember his glasses so he can watch the world go by!

I've enjoyed writing this post.  I don't usually go on about personal stuff - I mean, who's interested, right?!! - so I hope I haven't bored you too much!

I'm off now - lunch with the parents, a dog walk and then an early night for another manic week at work.  See you next week!

Saturday, 18 October 2014

All shapes and sizes

I'm very late with this DT post - work just doesn't seem to be slowing down and then an emergency hit - WHAM!  All crafting out of the window this week.  But, better late than never and I joined in with the All Shapes and Sizes theme over at the La-La Land Crafts blog this week.

I decided to recycle a couple of lollipop holders and I used La-La Land Crafts Tombstones and Eerie Bats dies.  I really love the LLLC dies - I'm always inspired to create with just them and no stamps - gasp!!

Check out the rest of the shapely DT inspiration over at the blog here.  I will be back soon with my SugarPea Designs DT post - see you then!

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Best witches! And a new Whimsie Doodle challenge!

It's time a for new monthly challenge over at Whimsie Doodles and this month the theme is GETTING KINDA SPOOKY!  Even though I don't celebrate Halloween, I totally love making cards for it!  Here is my Doodlelicious Diva make using the super gorgeous Lizzie Standing Witch...

She's so beautiful and I love her little outfit with her stripy socks!  I also used La-La Land Crafts bats and fence dies and the star embossing is Craft Concepts.  The orange striped paper is a bit of scrap so can't remember who that's by - sorry!

Check out the rest of the Doodlelicious Diva spooky inspiration and get all the deets on how to win prizes over at the blog here!  I'll be back on Friday with my La-La Land Crafts DT post - see you then!

Friday, 10 October 2014

Let's fiesta!

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It's time for the SugarPea Designs October Sweet 2 Repeat blog hop where we showcase our newest release! It's the usual rules - hop along and leave a comment at each stop along the way for a chance to win $20 to spend in the SugarPea Designs Online Shoppe!

Here is my make using the fantastic Let's Fiesta stamp set...

Isn't he so much fun?!  I matched him up with fun My Minds Eye papers and added some embossed white cardstock in the background for some interest.

Here's the list of designers if you want to join us on our hop!

I'll be back later on with my La-La Land Crafts DT post - see you then!


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