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Stampin for the Weekend Challenge – 18th December 2009

Toodles and Binks (Stamp Galaxy) are sponsoring the Stampin for the Weekend challenge blog on 18th December 2009…. so here’s a quick video of the prize.

Please try to take part – I believe the challenge is put up each Friday and you have until the following Thursday to enter, but check out the blog for full details.

Kay

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Simone (RRP-003) – Toodles & Binks Challenge

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Toodles & Binks recently set a challenge to use some packaging leftover from Christmas, or something you didn’t want or need, and this is my belated entry.

A lot of crafters are now decorating the backs and insides of the cards, and this is my first (poor) attempt at it, but the insert gallery option is playing up, so I’m giving up and not showing that!!!!

 

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K – Monogram – UK STampers – Challenge #5

phew, managed to get my entry done last night.

This week’s was a to do a large monogram of your name.  Obviously then, mine was a “K”.  I did wonder what I’d use it for then it occured that as it’s Karen’s birthday tomorrow, I will add it to her flowers (I used the same stamps as for her card).

Supplies:

Check out the challenge over at their Cyberblog (there a link in my side bar), as there’s blog candy up for grabs, and you’ve still got a few hours to get it done.

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UK Stampers – Challenge No. 4 – Red, White and Blue

I’ve just managed to finally do one of the UK STamper weekly challenges set by Effemera each Sunday.

This week’s theme was a congratualations or thank you card in red, white and blue.

Supplies:

  • Mixed Bouquet Set (SU)
  • Circle of Friendship Set (SU)
  • Bashful Blue Classic Ink (SU)
  • Brocade Blue Classic Ink (SU)
  • Chocolate Chip Classic Ink (SU)
  • 1 1.4″ circle punch (SU)
  • Red Magic Versamagic Dewdrop
  • White notecard (SU) – all SU bits from Stampingcaz.
  • Narrow red ribbon

How to:

  1. Stamp the dotty flower stamp using the Red Magic Dewdrip three times across the bottom of the card.
  2. Stamp the leaf image in Brocade Blue twice.
  3. Next using Bashful Blue stamp the circle several times (try to use an un-even number).
  4. Using Chocolate Chip stamp the “Congratualations” from Circle of Friendship set, and punch out with circle punch.  With 3-d foam, place it bottom righthand side.
  5. Tie small piece of red ribbon around the spine.

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I managed to hop over to see Caz and her adorable boys yesterday afternoon, and as usual had a smashing time, and came away with some lovely stamped bits and pieces.  Also a very large box of SU bits, two month’s worth of SU Club and some extra sets.

I have to say that Guy seemed a little shocked as I started to cut them out at the sheer number, and didn’t seem very convinced by the 2 month’s worth argument I put forward!

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Cute Card Thursday (8) Garden and (9) Gems combined

 I’d started doing Cute Card Thursday last week, which had a Garden theme, and didn’t have time to finish it, so I combined the gems (or in this case Mink Special Edition Zoomz) on to the card to cover both challenges.

Acutally, it works quite well, because The Galaxy put up some Zoomz as prizes on the Challenge this week, so it’s quite appropriate to include Zoomz on my card – not hard though, as I use them all the time anyway.

Supplies:

 

Pretty straight forward card really, cut out the innter circle from white cardstock, stamped on the summer tree image from the set and coloured in with COPICS.  Matted on pink, then green, then brown cardstock.

Stamped french manuscript on pink cardstock twice (one below the other), the cut out and inked on Chocolate Chip ink.  Put on a larger than I would normally use matt, and then used then produced ticket corners.  Tied round some brown organza ribbon, and a tiny scrap of cream silk ribbon. ** Zindorf’s inspiring me so much at the moment, and the sponged on Chocolate Chip ink was a homage to her, also I saw a fabbie card on Deb‘s blog, and this gave me the idea for using the script stamp (I think the original card came from Heather).

The floral pattern paper was cut to size, and edged with Old Olive ink, then placed on the lefthand side, added the manuscript section over the top, and the circle image over this positioned slightly to the top right.

Zoomz placed at bottom left, and more coffee organza round spine.

I will place an insert inside with a stamped image, and decorate the envie as usual, and also I stamp an old Handstamped image on the back of the card (it’s an old SU set that I bought from Caz).

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In our house, these pesky Sylvanian’s get everywhere (as you can see from the pic).  Lydia’s just taken delivery of the Wedding Chapel, thus the bridge and groom are out for a photographic opportunity before getting hitched!

Thank to Guy I got a better picture of the card than my first attempt, apparently (and as he’s just proved) it’s not the camera, but me.  I think I really do need to invest in a light tent, as I can’t phaff around taking things outside to photograph.

Hopefully, when I get a studio outside, then I can have a light tent permanently set up.


 

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Cute Card Thursday – No. 7 – Hey Chick

this week’s challenge was to create something for a female – perfecto – it’s Paula’s birthday on Saturday, so I used my new Chicken stamp.

Supplies

OMG, I had such trouble with the MM magnetic stamps I’ve lost the handle that came with them, and had to use a magnetic block – know I remember why they’ve pretty much never been used.  I have to say that they are just the perfect size, obviously I just need to persevere with them though.

Quite a plain card, and I’m not sure if there’s something missing.  Possibly I should have matted the pattern paper down the middle.

I saw one of them there MM ribbon tag attachment tools – sorry, I know that’s a really bad description – I think I might want one.  Rather than rely on that dodgy description, I’ll try to find a demo clip of it.

 

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There’s a new challenge blog around called

Saturday’s Workout I believe, which will focus on a technique each Saturday with a challenge attached – sounds fun!

 

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Cute Card Thursday – Challenge 5 – Wings

recently I discovered a great new challenge blog, and this is my first ever entry for it.

It had to be as the name suggests, cute, and Challenge 5 was something with wings……had to be a Magnolia of course.  An oversized tag to be precise.  It’ll probably form part of my Godaughter’s birthday card next month.

Supplies:

I have to admit recently to being a bit petulant about Magnolia’s (every one who’s a regular reader knows I love ’em) and haven’t bought any since November last year.

The only problem with my petulant attitude is that I am the only one that it’s hurting.  Especially as I got a look at the new troll ones in real life last week when I went to see Caz………..so I decided that enough is most certainly enough and I have to forgive and forget that they lost Guy’s Christmas order, never apologised when we eventually got to speak to somebody in person, and never offered to fill the order even when we faxed them a copy ……….. that just the way it is, everybody deserves more than once chance, take a deep breath and be a big girl (I got loads of other lovely stuff for Christmas right!) – then I can stop missing out all the new lovely yummy stuff they’ve released.

Now I’ve got that off my chest I feel much better.

 

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Just discovered a new challenge blog

which is called Cute Card Thursday, and this week’s challenge is to create something with wings – which is exactly what I’m off to do right now.

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O is for orange – Sugar Nellie UK STampers Challenge #3

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this was my contribution for the UK STampers Sugar Nellie #3 challenge – which was any Sugar Nellie stamp plus the use of orange.

I covered this with orange cardstock, and orange gingham ribbon.

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