Saturday, 26 November 2011

Your Cards for November - House Mouse

Here is the post for displaying all the entries for the November Card Challenge featuring mice. The challenge runs until 15th December and we will announce the winner after this date.

The first to arrive is this creative card from:




For full details of the challenge and the prize please see November Card Challenge post from 15/11/11
The challenge runs until 15/12/11
Good Luck

Friday, 25 November 2011

December Sneak Peek

A quick peek at some of the layouts the DT have made ready for December's challenge:

What do you think we have all been up to?

Check out the blog on 1st December to find see these layouts in all their glory.
Find out who we are scraplifting, who our guest is and what prize Jill is offering.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Would you like a Joanna Sheen Original Card?

Joanna kindly sent us the original card she made for our November card challenge, signed.

Would you like the opportunity to win this fabulous card?

We are having a raffle, £2.00 per ticket with all proceeds going to the Ellenor Lions Hospice Charity,
for more information see here.

Contact us using the details in the sidebar for more information and to purchase one (or more) tickets.

Such a lovely prize and a very worth cause so, please, dig deep and have a go.

The raffle will close on the 16th December once the challenge has finished and the winner will be announced on this blog.

Bon chance!

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Winner of the October Card Challenge

The results are in for the winner of the October card challenge................

and the Winner with this super ribbon and eyelet Christmas card is..........


congratulations Em!

Please contact us by email to claim your prize.

Many thanks to Sue and Anita for the challenge and the prize.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

How I made my November page II

Novembers scraplift for Scrapology comes from Hannah Young whose blog can be found here.
These papers are from Fancy Pants Beach Babe collection:
Jumping Fish, Cards, Lemonade & Tropical.
I gutted the pink paper and added white bazzill then used the remaining pink to create a base for the photograph. I used two different Martha Stewart punches to create borders top and bottom.
Two 1" strips were added to the left hand side with torn edges at the base then a wider strip punched with another Martha Stewart deep edge punch.
I used one of the journalling blocks, cut out the circle and filled the space with another photograph and placed the cut-out below with my text. A further strip of punched lace was added below the main photograph.
I love these ribbon roses which are based on a tutorial on the Crafty Ribbons blog. The large rose used approximately 2.5m of seam binding ribbon with a 5cm circumference.
The leaves were cut on the Cricut by Lynn - Thanks :)
This is the smaller ribbon rose.
This is the original layout and sketch we worked from.
The challenge will run until the 5th December.
As usual there will be a fabulous prize for the winner.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

November Card Challenge - House Mouse

This month we are delighted to welcome Joanna Sheen and team on board as our sponsor.
Many of you will know Joanna, for those who don't:

Joanna has been running her craft company for over 30 years now and has been passionate about rubber stamping, decoupage and so many other forms of crafting for even longer. During those years she has taught in Japan, America, Australia and Europe and her pressed flower designs have been sold in Harrods and Fortnum and Masons and just before she moved over to full time papercraft, the pictures sold to Prince Charles for the Highgrove gift shop. Joanna’s website has videos and projects, samples and ideas to help everyone from beginner to more advanced learn about their hobby and enjoy cardmaking to the full!

So, onto the challenge, Joanna has asked us to make cards using the iconic House Mouse.
Don't worry if you don't have any, any mouse will do.

Here is Joanna's card

Here are the design team's cards, please click on the name to visit their blogs.


Last but not least two cards from our guest designer for November

Using digital stamp image by Beary Wishes

The challenge finishes on the 15th December and the lucky winner will receive a £10.00 voucher from Joanna Sheen.
Prize available to UK residents only.

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Winner of the October Scraplift Challenge

.... And the results are in -

The winner of the October, B is for Borders challenge is ..................

HELEN (of craft imperfect)

Congratulations Helen!!

Please contact us by email to arrange for your prize to be sent to you. (Address in right-hand sidebar.)

Thanks to Jill of Cardinal Colours for this super prize.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Your Scraplifts for November

Sorry for the delay in announcing the winner of the October challenge - we hope to pass on this information tomorrow.

Once again we have a nice new post for the scraplift entries for November and we start off with three lovely layouts (bit of a baby theme going on here!) from:










Please refer to the original post 'F is for Fabric Flowers' for details of the competition, prize, sketch and examples for inspiration.
You have until 5th December to enter.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

How I made my November Scraplift Page

Here is how I made my DT entry for November.  The baby in this photo is me in Beckenham Recreation Ground with my Mum and Dad back in 1960.

Here is a reminder of the original layout by Hannah Young of Handmade Hannah and the sketch.

For my layout I used papers from Fancy Pants' Beach Babe Collection

Lemonade, jumping fish, tropical and cards.



I also used white, green and lemon Bazzill
2.5 metres each of lemon and pink seam binging ribbon from Crafty Ribbons
Martha Stewart punches
Cricut Mother's Day Bouquet Cartridge
Letter stickers from My Little Shoebox
Button, DMC embroidery thread and chalk inks.

Here is a close up of the roses, please see separate post for tutorial on how these were made (posted yesterday).

1. Gut 'Tropical' paper leaving a frame of 1" all around the sides. Cut white Bazzill to measure 10 1/2" x 10 1/2". Round the corners of the Bazzill and ink the edges. Mount Bazzill centrally over the frame leaving a border of 3/4" all round with the stripes running vertically.

2. Cut a piece of 'Lemonade' paper 6" x 7" with pink side showing, trim top and bottom with border punches, ink the edges and mount 4" x 6" photo about 3/4" down from the top and right up to the right side. Punch a lace strip from lemon Bazzill, ink the edges and stick this along the bottom edge of the photo. Mount the matted photo to the layout about 2" in from the right and 2" down from the top of the layout.

3. To make the three decorative strips on the left, Cut a piece from the top, grid area of the 'Jumping Fish' paper, about 2 1/2" wide and 8 1/2" long, trim this with a deep edge punch.
Cut a strip 12" strip of  'Lemondae' paper, then cut this into two pieces, about 7" and 4". trim one short end of each of these strips with a decorative punch. Ink all three pieces. Use the gingham side of the longer piece and line this up along the right side of the grid paper. the bottom end can overhang by about 1". Take the shorted piece and use this pink side up stick this to the left of and parallel to the gingham piece. Just the punched decorative en will overlap on this piece, so all three pieces are graduated at the bottom of the layout. Stick these three pieces to the left of the photo mount, about 2" down from the top, and close up to the mount.

4. Select and cut out a journalling card from the 'Cards' paper, ink and add your details. Attach, overlapping the top left of your photo.

5. Make you three roses using your seam binding ribbon and the instructions in the tutorial (see separate, earlier post). The large one is 2", the others are 1 1/2" and 1".Arrange and attach to the layout.

6. Die cut 4 leaves (2 x 2", 1 1/2" and 1") using the Cricut and the mother's day bouquet cartridge, or cut using another method.

7. Using mini letter stickers add a small title.

8. Use a scrap of ribbon and a button and thread to add detail to the bottom left of the layout.

Thanks for looking, pop over F is for Fabric Flowers post if you wish to have a go at this challenge which runs until 5th December.