Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Zoe's Birthday and a Christmas New Release Blog Hop

Guess What its ZOE's BIRTHDAY    

To commemorate this joyous occasion, we're so excited to bring you a Birthday Blog Hop disguised as a Christmas Blog Hop!!

If you arrived here from Maria then you are on the right track. If not read on and see what were up to!!!!! then pop over to the start at  Make It Colourful to join in the fun.

Were celebrating Zoe's Birthday in style, there are lots of inspiration, prizes, freebies and even a gallery album for you to express your own birthday greetings. ;D This is one hop you don't want to miss and it only goes from now until October 12th!

The general theme for this hop is Christmas and what fun would a hop be without some new images?! Zoe has released some fabulous new holiday themed images and they are a must on anyone's holiday list - but the best part is you get 15% off ALL the Christmas digis from now until Sunday, October 2nd. Click on this link HERE to see them all (and use the coupon code ABCDEF during checkout.) Be warned, the coupon code is only for this week even though the blog hop is for two weeks - so make sure to grab them at this sale price while you can!

Before we get to the hop, there's more details and a surprise in order... Everyone in this blog hop is giving away Blog Candy!! Whoohoo!! You'll have two weeks, until October 12th, to visit each member in the hop below and winners will be announced on Friday, October 14th on their individual blogs. Feel free to grab the badge below and display it on your sidebar to spread the word about Zoe's Birthday and Blog Hop!

I'd ask if you're ready for some inspiration yet, but wait... we've got yet another surprise for you!! We contacted one of Zoe's artists (S.H.) who also wanted to participate and drew us this gorgeous party girl for the occasion. Thank you!!

This is "Party Girl Zoe" and isn't she ca-ute!

We wanted to make sure everyone was included in our celebration so we're giving away Party Girl Zoe as a freebie to everyone who wants to join in and spread some birthday cheer!! All you need to do is create a new project using a Make it Crafty image or chippies and upload it into the gallery HERE by October 12th. Then email Barbara, at ForgottenScraps@gmail.com with a link to your project to claim her!

I will be giving one lucky commenter this gorgeous Sweet Pea Stamp, No you dont have to be a follower, but of course love to have you if you like what you see!

So dont forget to leave me a comment before you go.
I have a couple of projects to show you, first of all I made this card using some inspiration from the Whiff of Joy Tutorial blog.

That naughty little elf has only gone and lit the fuse.

and his poor little mate is off into space, well as far as the snowflake turning lets him go lol.

My next project was inspired by Jo at Ally Pally on sunday, where she reminded me of a technique 'caught in crystal' (which many moons ago we did with Klear floor Varnish - just a little bit sticky and smelly lol. Clear Laquer works soo much better. Thanks Jo.

I made my Caught in Crystal into a cracker and added one of the not soo naughty elves from the new Make It Crafty Christmas range.

Now you need to pop on over to Carole

We hope you've enjoyed the hop and make sure you head on over to Zoe's personal blog and wish her a Happy Birthday!

Grab the banner and help us share the news.


Beccy x

Saturday, 24 September 2011

White Mist - Make it Colourful DT

Our challenge this week is to create a white mist. The Spooky Graveyard was just perfect for this challenge.

I wanted the mist to be emenating from the tombs so I used a mask and then added Colour Box Pigment White, over it with a sponge and color brush.

The cute little Vampire is Batty Baxter.

I used a tree mask in the cuttlebug and then sanded the background paper, which I then nigh on covered up lol.

You really NEED to pop over to the challenge gallery and see what my talented teamies have done, they are AWESOME.

OOOOOHHHHHHH almost forgot were gonna have a blog hop next week so stick the date in your diary cos you really wont want to miss this one!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Black and Orange - New Make It Colourful challenge

This weeks challenge at Make It Colourful is to colour with Black and Orange, ideal if you want to make a start on Halloween Cards.
Although we dont really do to much for Halloween here in Blighty I just so fell in love with the new houses from Make It Crafty which are ideal for Halloween.

Being part of the best DT in blogland has so many perks and the best one is I got to play with the Witch House I can see soo many uses for this image apart from Halloween I'm thinking fairytales Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Hansel and Gretel the list goes on lol.

For now though I have gone with the Halloween theme and used some of the other cute digis from Make It Crafty that has just been released for Halloween oh and a quick heads up there is some freebie halloween images too!

The cutie on her broomstick is Witchy-Wanda
We then have some great images from the Mini Monztagalz Collection Morticia and Gothilia
and Mini Dracula
Spooky graveyard

As to the copics that I used there really was too many to mention them all, but for the oranges I used YR000, YR00, YR02, YR04, YR07. I used Black 100 C7,C5,C3,C1,C00 N7, N5, N3, W5, W3 W1 W00 and in the hair I added Indigo Blue.

This week we have an AMAZING sponsor yep its our very own ZOE. So get your favourite colouring medium out and join in to in some fab images.

Cute Card Thursday Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday Challenge Celebrate the season
Paper Play ChallengesPunches and Dies

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Sitting Pretty

Just a quick post whilst waiting for my veggies to cook. Made this card with this cute Tilda, quite pleased with how the folds in her dress turned out.

Just Magnolia Sketch
Copic Creations Pretty in Pink
Stampin for the Weekend Tickled Pink
A Gem of a ChallengePhoto Inspiration

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Purple Passion! Make It Colourful

Hiya everyone we have a new challenge for you at MAKE IT COLOURFUL Today we want you to show us what you can do with the colour PURPLE. Yep a nice and easy one this week we just wanna see you colour your project with PURPLE oh you can use other colours too it doesn't have to be monochrome.

This could be your chance to start on those halloween cards!

Well followers of my blog may know I was a bit of a numpty (nothing unusual there) and burnt my fingers so haven't done much in the way of colouring but last night took the bull by the horns or the copics by the fingers and managed to do a bit of colouring, didnt get chance to make them into a card or anything, but thats the best bit about the MAKE IT COLOURFUL challenges its all about the colouring not the finished article so dont worry if you dont get chance to finish a complete project as long as you have done the colouring your good to go.

Are you still with me? In that case I better show you what I did!

This is Zoe all Excited

Purple Copic Colours I used are  BV04; BV02; BV01; BV000

I also had a play merging images from the Urban Collections

I used images by Make It Crafty
Factory Elements
Urban Objects
Urban Street

With a couple of kenny K images
Brooklyn Babe

This one I coloured with Derwent Pencils and Sansador

the sponsor this week is Some Odd Girl

Hope your gonna join in and play, we have a great new Gallery for you to upload to for the challenges now which you can get to Here

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Look what postie bought me!

I did a happy dance when the postie arrived yesterday cause look what he bought me

I have been a stalker of Ellen's blog for a long time now and was lucky enough to win one of her candies (and I just adore Sweet Pea Stamps) for those that havent seen Ellen's work you should take a quick peek cause her colouring, design and attention to detail is amazing.