Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Ants Life - Fab n Funky Challenge


Hope your all enjoying summer now that it's arrived. Am loving the fact that I can sit outside in the evening, have a meal and chill out after work.
Only trouble is the time just slips away from me and before I know it its way past my bedtime and I havent done any of things I should have done!
Oh well winter will be back soon :-(

In the meantime we have another great challenge for you at 
and because of the summer holidays we will be running this challenge for two weeks instead of one.

The challenge set by Shirley is 

Make it a set

We want to see you make a set it could be of cards, maybe a card and a matching tag or envelope. You could make a gift box with matching card and tag. The sky's the limit with this one.
This week you have three times the luck of winning a wonderful prize! That's right we have not just one but three wonderful sponsors. 

Winner gets to choose 3 images from the Doodle Pantry shop.

Our first prize winner gets the choice of 5 digital images
and the chance of a GDT spot using one of the images they win


Digital Delights

Digital Delights by Louby Loo
Who are offering a prize of $5 to spend in their store

I was lucky enough to get to choose an image from
Doodle Pantry 
to play with and
when I saw these cute ants I just couldnt resist
They are soo perfect for boys cards which I always find a bit of a struggle.
When I got them it was decided that I would have to make a set of cards as they came with four images and sentiments to match!
What a Bargain

 I kept my cards real simple and bright. 
I coloured all the pics to match the backing paper using my Derwent and prisma pencils.

 I added some glossy accents to the front of the trucks and ants to make them pop a bit but I dont think you can really see that from the photos.

Oh did I mention what a bargain these were! You also get a matching backing paper in the set.

Cant wait to see what you all come up with

Divas by Design - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Fab n Funky 'Christmas in July' and Die cutting machines for sale

Woohoo it looks like summer has finally arrived in England 
the weather this week has been lovely 
this week we have something to cool you down a bit 
if your finding it too hot!

But before I get too this weeks challenge I was real lucky and got a new toy
a e-Bosser die cutting machine.

Well I know you cant have too much of a good thing but in this case I guess I really don't need 3 embossing machines so am going to be selling my Cuttlebug which I have only just bought the new large plates for 
also going to sell my Grand Calibur
If you may be interested please leave your email address in the comments . 

Back to this weeks challenge

It's Anne-Marie's turn to host the challenge for this week and she has chosen

Christmas in July

We have two fabulous sponsors for you 
My Creative Classroom


Dilly Beans

We got to play with some real cute images from Dilly Beans

I chose 
Bundled up Penguin which you can get 

 I coloured him with pencils as I wanted to make the most of the sunshine and I have found that the copics tend to get too juicy if there out in the sun!
Used fluffy stuff for his hat. 
Background papers I made using distress inks and resist embossing

Icicle is a Tim Holtz die which I cut using my