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Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Nutcrafters Challenge #33...Lots of layers and sparkle/bling

Hello me lovelies

How are we all on this very cold icy day...it's so cold *shivering* and my hands are very painful today, they feel very stiff and feel like they don't want to move...my feet are the same too but hey i still have to get on with things don't i so i will stop with me moaning lol

Today is the start of a new challenge over at Nutcrafters and its our fabulous Debs turn to host the challenge but before i get on with the deets, i need to tell you there has been a change with the dates just for this challenge i might add...just so us Nutcrafter girls can have a break over Christmas  so this challenge will run till 8th January which means it also gives you more time too to play along...Yippee!!

Righto on with the challenge deets...like i say our fabulous Debs turn to host and she has chosen and great challenge for you so here's her theme...


so come on crafters we would love to see your creations with this fantastic theme!!

Main prize

To spend in the Nutcrafter Store...
Please remember to qualify for this challenge you need to use a Nutcrafter image!!

2nd prize
2 Digi stamps or 1 digi sheet of winners choice from the Nutcrafter Store...{subject to availability}

 On my card i have used a birthday image on me card but made it into a Chrimbo card instead, tell you what i will just get on with showing you so without further ado, here's my Nutcrafters DT card...hope you likey :)


Recipe
Image...Nutcrafters 'Birthday Girl Aster' stamp
Sentiment...Handwritten squares
Papers and card...Papermania 'Naughty n Nice' Christmas papers, White and black card {stash}
Inks...Spectrum noir {will update codes soon}
Tools...Spellbinders scalloped and plain circle nesties
Embellishments...Dovecraft 'Garden Party' gems, Twine and button {stash}

Please do visit the Nutcrafters blog and my Nutcrafters teamies too because they have lots of stunning cards to show you, you will find them in my sidebar...
Thank you for taking the time to stop by here and for any sweet comments you may leave me :)
Stay warm me lovelies!
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Monday, 10 December 2012

Hello from a stranger...

Hello me lovelies

I hope you haven't forgot about lil 'ole me...you haven't, have you??

I can't believe it's been nearly a month since i last posted on my blog but things have been really hectic in my house hold for the last month packing for some or should i say a lot work to be done in my house and thankfully 2 out 3 jobs have been done, the other job will be done after Christmas!!
My house has literally just sort of been put back to normal well as much as we could, my craft room was the last port of call to be done but at least its done now...yippee...i have sooooo missed crafting and blogging but at least i have managed to catch up with some reading, i have lots of books on me kindle and got through them all so i need to get some more....does anyone know of any good ebooks to read??

Anyhoo hasn't the time flown by soooo quickly, i can't believe it will be Christmas Eve 2 weeks today...OMG where has the time gone but i can't wait i am soooo excited!!
I promised my boys before i sort my craft room out...i will put up the tree and dec's so yes they are up...ready and waiting for Santa to come and visit our house...i sooo can't wait :D

I don't know who's more excited me or them Lol

Righto me lovelies i am so far behind with lots of things and i need to get them done so its time for me to say goodbye for now but i will be back shortly with a card or 2 to share :)
Take care me lovelies and keep warm!!
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Friday, 16 November 2012

Loverly Jubblies...Robert and Daisy Umbrella

Hello me lovelies

How are we all today...are we all looking forward to the weekend, of course we are Lol

I have been going through cards that i haven't shown you yet...to be honest i thought i'd deleted em all by mistake ages ago but thankfully not *phew*
Today i have a card using one of Little Claire's gorgeous stamps called 'Robert and Daisy umbrella' from their Loverly Jubblie range...i so love this image, it's just the cutest :)
Infact i wont waffle on any more i will just get on with showing you so without further ado, here's my card...hope you likey :)



Recipe
Papers and card...Dovecraft 'Sugar and Spice' papers, White and blue card {stash}
Inks...Spectrum noirs {will update soon}
Tools...Spellbinders scalloped and plain circle nesties
Embellishments...Gems {stash}

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and for any sweet comments you may leave :)
hugs and xxx
Gemma 

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Nutcrafters Challenge #31...A Christmas Present

Hello me lovelies

Today is the start of a new challenge over at Nutcrafters and its our fabulous and very talented boss lady Katie's turn to host this challenge, the theme she has chosen is...


so we would love to see some Christmas presents on your cards/projects or you could go one step further and actually make a gift box...as long as it is associated with gift giving then that's fine :)

We have 2 prizes for you...
Main Prize
spend in the Nutcrafter Store
Remember to qualify for this prize you have to use a Nutcrafter image!!

2nd Prize
2 digi stamps or 1 digi sheet of winners choice's from the Nutcrafter Store...{subject to availiability}

So without further ado, here's my Nutcrafter DT card...hope you likey :)



Recipe
Image and sentiment...Nutcrafter 'Winter Buddy' stamp set
Papers and card...Dovecraft 'Merry Magic' papers, Kraft and white card {stash}
Inks...Spectrum noirs PP5, BP2, GB8, GB10, EB2, CG1, DG2, CG2, BT5, BT7
Tools...Spellbinders scalloped and plain circle nesties
Embellishments... Ribbon {stash}
Please do visit Nutcrafters blog and my teamies too because they have lots of gorgeous inspiration to share with you, you will find them in my sidebar...
Thank you taking the time to stop by and for any sweet comments you may leave me :)
hugs and xxx
Gemma 

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Some exciting news to share...

Hello me lovelies

I have some exciting news to share with you...last Thursday Quick Cards Made Easy was released and have a guess who was in it....

Yeah...ME!!

I was asked by Little Claire's if i would do a card project for Steve's column...omg of course i jumped at the chance and its now in the mag for all to see but i also made the front page too...woohoo!!
I have been trying to get hold of a Quicks Cards Made Easy mag but unfortunately i can't get me hands on a copy of it so the image of the mag has been taken off Little Claire's blog and if i can get hold of a copy i will update with an image of the front page too.

Inside of the mag...

Now on to my card so without further ado, here's my card...hope you likey :)



Recipe
Image and sentiment...Little Claires 'The Magic of Christmas' stamp set
Papers and card...Dovecraft 'Merry Magic' papers, Little Claire - Elegant all around the edge card base, Pink and red card {stash}
Inks...Spectrum noirs {will update soon}
Tools...Spellbinders scalloped and plain circle nesties, Cuttlebug 'Snowflake' dies, Die-namic mini tabs
Thank you for stopping by and for any sweet comments you may leave :)
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Sketch n Stash Challenge #100...Your choice

Hello me lovelies

I am back tonight with another late DT card for Sketch n Stash but unfortunately my last...i have also decided to step down from this DT too...omg it has been a really difficult time on making these decisions :(

Anyhoo i am going to get on with the post before it ends up been a load of waffle and tears, here's the challenge deets...

As we have hit the 100 mark for our sketches our lovely boss lady Daniele has decided to let you decide which sketch you would like to use so it's...


but from our very own sketch catalogue which you will find here

For this challenge the fabulicious Krista is our sponsor...thanks ever so much sweetie :)
Prize
2 digi's of winners choice from Saturated Canary

Now i need to apologise to Krista...sorry sweetie for not using your image on me card but me and me printer are not getting along at the moment so i ended up having to use another image instead.

I have had a nosey and here's the sketch i have chosen...
Which if i remember rightly this was the fabulous Kevin's sketch...i am sure it, anyhoo i love it and thought i'd use it again :)

So without further ado, here's my last Sketch n Stash Dt card...hope you likey :)



Recipe
Image...Ladybug Crafts Ink 'Original Nikki' stamp {if your quick you get Nikki really cheap}
Sentiment...Pink Petticoat Tiny {everyday} sentiments
Papers & card...Laura Ashley 'Contemporary' papers, Ivory and pink card {stash}
Inks...Spectrum noirs FS2, FS3,TN2, EB2, EB1, CG1, DG2, CG2,GB8, GB10
Tools...Spellbinder plain circle nestie, Joy Crafts flower die
Embellishments...Flat back rounds {stash}

Challenges
One Stop Craft Challenge...Anything goes
Dream Valley Challenge #45...Anything goes

Please do stop by Sketch n Stash blog and my teamies too because they have lots of stunning cards for you, you will find them in my sidebar...
Thank you for stopping by here and for any sweet comments you may leave me :)
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Friday, 9 November 2012

Nutcrafters Challenge #30...Ribbon and/or Twine

Hello me lovelies

Tonight i have another very late Nutcrafter Dt card for you {remember net probs}.
For this challenge is our fabulous Helen's turn to host this challenge and she has chosen...


So we would love to see some ribbon or twine or even both on your cards/creations :)

Main Prize
To spend in the Nutcrafters Store...
Remember to qualify for this prize you have to use a Nutcrafter image!!

2nd Prize
2 digi's stamps or 1 digi stamp sheet of your choice from Nutcrafters...{subject to availability}

On my card i have used both ribbon and twine so without further ado, here's my cards...hope you likey :)


Recipe
Image...Nutcrafter 'Christmas Elf Mac' stamp
Papers and Card...Papermania 'Naughty n Nice Christmas' papers, White and grey card {stash}
Inks...Spectrum noir FS2, FS3, TN2, EB1, CG1, DG2, CG2, BG2, BG4, BG6
Tools...Spellbinders scalloped and plain nestie circles, Darice 'Dotty' embossing folder, Cuttlebug 'Snowflake' die
Embellishments...Grey ribbon, pearls, grey button and green twine {stash}
Please do stop by Nutcrafters blog and my teamies too because they have lots of gorgeous cards for you, you will find them in my sidebar...
Thank you for stopping by here and for any sweet comments you may leave :)
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Gem of a Challenge #58 {midway reminder}...Polkadots/spots and some sad news

Hello me lovelies

I am back tonight a little later then i wanted too but at least i am here now!!

This is a very late Pink Gem DT card that i am posting with the challenge deets but first of all i have some very sad news...well it is for me anyway, i have made heart breaking decision to step down from this fabulous team...omg what a heart wrenching decision this was but i need to take some time out for one thing or other so this card i am sharing with you tonight will be my last Pink Gem DT card but don't worry i wont stop using Janet's images because i just love her work :)

Righto i am going to get on with giving you the deets for this challenge before the tears start rolling again :(

Its our fabulous Sazzle who is hosting this challenge and for her theme she has chosen...


so we would love to see those spotties on your creations :)

Prize
4 Digi images of winners choice from Pink Gem Design...{subject to availability}

Now you only have 24 hours left to enter this challenge so hurry crafters and enter your gorgeous cards :)
So without further ado, here's my last Pink Gem DT card...hope you likey :)



Recipe
Image...Pink Gem Designs 'Snowy Sprinkles' stamp
Sentiment...Little Claire's 'Christmas Tags' stamp set
Papers & card...Papermania 'Naughty and Nice Christmas' papers, White and grey card {stash}
Inks...Spectrum noirs FS2, FS3, TN2, EB1, PP1, PP3, PP5, BP2, BP6
Tools...Spellbinders plain and scalloped circle nesties, Darice 'Dotty' embossing folder, Cuttlebug 'Snowflake' die
Embellishments...Ribbon and flat back rounds {stash}
Please stop by the Gem of a challenge blog & my teamies too because they have lots of stunning inspiration to share with you, you will find them in my sidebar...
Righto me lovelies it time for me to get off as i have lots to do before bed but i will be back tomorrow :)
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

I am still here...just!! Lol

Hello me lovelies

I am still here...just i might add, maybe with a few extra grey hairs and to let you know that i haven't fallen off the face of the earth either Lol

My net connection has been pants again...one minute it lets me on, then it runs slow which means it then keeps timing out or it just wont plain let me on but thankfully tonight its behaving...also have you noticed that a few of my photo's have gone awol, i know my profile piccy did so i have now corrected that...god knows where they have gone!!

Anyhoo i thought i'd pop on to say hello and also a massive thank you to all the lovely birthday messages that was sent to me...that was so sweet of you all *mwah*

Now hopefully if my connection carries on behaving i will be back tomorrow with some late DT cards for you and i will be catching up with lots of commenting...oh and i mean lots...and lots...and lots Lol

so bye bye for now me lovelies :)
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Little Claire's Challenge #26...New Arrivals

Happy Saturday me lovelies

I am back today with a Little Claire's DT card for their recent challenge...


So we would love to see new babies, new pets etc on your cards

Prize
Some Trimcraft garden party goodies...
A paper pack
2 sets of stickers
Ribbon
A Little Claire die cut sheet

So without further ado, here's my card...hope you likey :)



Recipe
Papers & card...White and pink card {stash}
Inks...Spectrum noirs
Tools...Spellbinders scalloped and plain circle nesties, Couture Creations 'Tied together' embossing folder 
Embellishments...Ribbon and Gems {stash}

Please do stop by Little Claire's blog plus my teamies too because they have lots of stunning cards to share with you, you will find them in my sidebar...
Thank you for stopping by and for any sweet comments you may leave me :)
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Friday, 26 October 2012

Sketch n Stash Challenge #99...Kevin's Sketch

Hello me lovelies

Pssst!! Can i tell you a little secret...well i am going to anyway hehehe, its my birthday on Sunday...woohoo, i am so excited i can't wait!! hehehe

Righto after that exciting news i best get on with today's post...I am back today with a Sketch n Stash DT card...yes i know it's late but it was one of the photo's i thought i deleted!!
Right for Challenge #99...its a very talented Kevin's turn to design his sketch and this is what he has designed...
Thanks Kevin for a great sketch!!

The sponsor for this challenge is...
Prize...£10 to spend in their online store

So without further ado, here's my card...hope you likey :)


Can you spot the mistake....Yes i am such a donut that while i was wrestling with my 2 year old {getting the ribbon off him} and sticking the birthday message on, i stuck it down the wrong way... what a donut i am and what makes it worse i only just noticed as i uploaded it so much for me been able to multi-task!!!! {right move on}

Recipe
Sentiment...Kaisercraft 'Birthday' sentiment stamp set
Papers & card...Papermania Capsule 'Liquorice Sherbet' papers, Black & white card {stash}
Inks...Spectrum noir 
Tools...Darice 'Dots' embossing folder, Stampin Up border punch
Embellishments...Ribbon & Gems {Stash}

Challenges
Ladybug Crafts Ink...Ladybugs needs P {Polka dot paper, Pink gems and Punched corner}
Please do stop by Sketch n Stash blog and my teamies too because they have lots of stunning inspiration for you, you will find them in my sidebar...
Thank you for stopping by and for any comments you may leave :)
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Little Claire's new premise's...

Hello me lovelies

Sorry for not been around again...i know i keep apologising but i haven't been the best blogger at the mo have i?!?!?!
There's been a few things going on which led me into losing my mojo just a little but luckily i found it last night while crafting with a few friends...plus i had such a fright the other night because i thought i'd deleted all my photo's of cards i made which i haven't even shown you them yet...luckily i found them stored some where else, don't ask me how they got there because i haven't got a clue but at least i haven't deleted them *phew*
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Righto enough of me waffle...I will get on with the original post so here goes, Little Claire's have found the most gorgeous place to home Little Claire Designs with all their gorgeous Little Claire's goodies, here's a photo...
Isn't it just beautiful??

The address is...The Old Barn, Ledsham Village, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH66 0NE
Telephone...01513392322

Free Parking

The Design Studio is open...Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 11am ~ 3pm
Saturday 10am ~ 1pm {will start on the 17th November}

For further details please visit Little Claire's Website!!

Now crafter's if you would like to spend a day with Little Claire's and do some crafting...then please keep an eye out on Little Claire's blog plus mine too for some dates!!

Thank you for stopping by and for any comments you may leave :)
Back soon!!
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Monday, 22 October 2012

A Gem of a Challenge #57 m/w reminder...Flowers

Hello me lovelies

I have a midway reminder card for Gem of a Challenge #57 which means its The Gems turn share some inspirations with you...
Here's the deets about our challenge...our fabulous Wendy is hosting this challenge and she has chosen...

FLOWERS

as her theme so come on crafters we would love to see those flowers on your cards/creations

Prize
4 Digi's of winners choice from Pink Gem Designs...{subject to availability}

Before i show you my card i just want to let you know that the fabulous Janet is holding a DT Call at the mo, you can find the info here, also along with the challenge...

Now on my card i have used an old image of Pink Gem Designs and isn't in stamp form anymore but the good news is...you can get a Re-vamped image in digi form...yippee!
You will find it here

so without further ado, here's my card...hope you likey :)


Recipe
Image...Pink Gem Designs 'Dancing Kaya' stamp 
Sentiment...Kaisercraft 'Birthday' stamp set
Papers & card...{All from stash}
Inks...Promarkers coral, oatmeal, blush, ivory, pastel pink, henna, burnt sienna, cocoa, terracotta, bluebell, lavender, lilac, magenta, cerise
Tools...Spellbinders plain circle nestie, Classic Edges 1 edgeabilities, Joy Crafts flower die
Embellishments...Flat back rounds {stash}
Please do stop by Gem of a Challenge blog and my teamies too because they have lots of stunning inspiration for you, you find them in my sidebar :)
I will be back soon with my Sketch n Stash card....
Thank you for stopping by here and for all the sweet comments you may leave me :)
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Nutcrafters Challenge #29...Round & Round

Hello me lovelies

I didn't come back last with my card due to the fact of not backing till late from getting together with a few friends to do a bit of crafting...it was a great night but it would of been perfect if one of my friends could of come but unfortunately she wasn't well so bless her she stayed at home...hope she feels better soon!
Now i got up this morning looking forward to catching up with an old friend...don't worry we did catch up & it was absolutely great but guess what...i feel absolutely terrible, i must have that cold what everyone else has had in my household...i feel ever so rough & achy so it will be the case of popping to the chemist in morning to get some meds to make lickle 'ole me feel better :(

Also want to say a massive thank you for all the kind messages left for me...nice to know i have some caring friends, it means the world to me & cherish each and everyone of those messages *mwah*

Right enough of me waffle i will now start giving you the deets about the fabbie Nutcrafter Challenge that had started yesterday, now our fabulous Sylvia's turn to host Challenge #29 & she has chosen....


so we would love to see round shaped cards or even circles on your cards/projects

Main Prize
To spend in the Nutcrafter Store...
Remember to you have to use a Nutcrafter image to qualify for this prize!!

2nd Prize
2 digi stamps or 1 digi sheet of winners choice from Nutcrafters...{subject to availability}

so without further ado, here's my Nutcrafter DT card...hope you likey :)


Recipe
Image...Nutcrafter '2 little dickie birds' stamp
Papers & card...{all from stash}
Inks...Spectrum noir
Tools...Spellbinders plain circle nestie, Xcut 'Bloom' nesting die, Darice 'Dot' embossing folder
Embellishments...Meiflower polka dot ribbon
Please do stop by the Nutcrafter blog & my teamies blogs too...to give a little love because they have some stunning cards for you, you will find them in my sidebar...
Thank you for stopping by here and for all the sweet comments you all may leave me :)
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Hello!!

Hello me lovelies

I thought i best stop by & let you all know i am still here...sorry but i have had lots of things going on behind the scene's of gems little creations, i have had kids poorly, o/h poorly plus many many many more things happening...nothing exciting i might add, i wish but there isn't!!

Oh i am sorry...yes something exciting did happen i won Ladybug Crafts Ink challenge for this card here...sorry LCI girls, also thank you for choosing my card as one of your lucky winners :D

Anyhoo i best get off i have got lots & lots of things i need to get done but i will be back later with a card for you & i will be doing some visiting too...see you laters :)
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Monday, 8 October 2012

Sketch n Stash Challenge #98...Angie's Sketch

Hello me lovelies

I am sorry i am late but i have been running around like a headless chicken all day trying to get the last bits in needed for one of my son's trips...my 10 year old is going on a school trip tomorrow till Friday and omg i feel so sick and nervous where he is so chilled, relaxed and can't wait to go but i think tomorrow maybe an whole different story for him because he has never been away from me and his dad plus he is a right mummy's boy {bless him} but he is going away armed with his teddy called 'Alfie' and his pillow so he maybe ok...we'll see!!
{ i bet he will be ok...it will be me who freaks but he wont see that!} Lol

Anyhoo enough of me waffle...i am here today to share a Sketch n Stash DT card with you but before i do i will give you the deets of the challenge #98...for this challenge our fabulous & very talented Angie has designed a great sketch for you...
Cheers Angie for a great sketch :)

Prize
4 Digi images of winners choice...{subject to availability}

So without further ado, here's my card...hope you likey :)



Recipe
Image...Pink Gem 'Andy with puppy' stamp
Papers & card...Dovecraft 'Masculine' papers, Papercellar 'Checks' papers, Mustard & white card {stash}
Inks...Spectrum noirs FS2, FS3, TN2, PP1, TN7, TN8, EB8, GB8, GB10, EB5, TB9, TB5, TB6
Tools...Spellbinders plain oval nestie
Embellishments...Twine & rounds {stash}
Please do stop by Sketch n Stash blog & my teamies too because they have lots fabulicious cards for you, you will find them in my sidebar...
Thank you for stopping by here and for all the sweet comments you may leave me :)
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Saturday, 6 October 2012

A Gem of a Challenge #56 midway reminder...For the Girls


Hello me lovelies

I am sorry i haven't been visiting or anything which means i have lots of commenting to catch up on too, just i have been really busy...i will be doing some visiting tonight, thou will be once my little stinker is settled down, the older 3 boys will not doubt be on their computers  :)

Anyhoo today's post is a Midway Reminder post for Gem of a Challenge #56...


So we would love to see your girly cards!!

Prize
4 digi stamps of winners choice from Pink Gem Designs...{subject to availability}

so without further ado, here's my card...hope you likey :)



You may be thinking...well i have just seen this card on the challenge blog & i don't remember it looking like this, sorry me lovelies i have took another photo of my card because the other card was too dark for my liking so retook it this morning and this one is better...well i think so anyway :)

Recipe
Sentiment...Craftwork cards 'sentiment' stamps
Papers & card...Papermania 'the little cake shoppe' papers, White & red card {stash}
Inks...Promarkers coral, oatmeal, blush, ivory, pastel pink, primrose, buttercup, vanilla, mustard, cardinal red, crimson, poppy, grass, leaf green, Cool grey 3,4&5, White gel pen
Tools...Spellbinders label 10 die, Memory box 'Cherry blossom' die, Marianne Design LR0226 , Xcut 'tag & bookplate' die, Darice 'dot' folder
Embellishments...Ribbon & gems {stash}

Please do stop by Gem of a challenge blog & my teamies too because they have lots & lots of stunning inspiration for you, you will find them in my sidebar...
Thank you for stopping by here & for all the sweet comments you may leave me :)
Hope you all have a great weekend!!
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

sketch n Stash Challenge #97...Jen's Sketch

Hello me lovelies

{Sorry this was meant to post Monday night but schedule didn't work...ooops!!}
I am here today with a DT reminder card for Sketch n Stash Challenge #97 which our very talented Jen has designed this fabulous sketch for you...
Thanks Jen for a great sketch!!

Prize 
$10 Voucher to spend in their store...Thanks TiddlyInks :)

Unfortunately i couldn't use a TiddlyInks image because my printer has decided to run out of ink...not a happy little bunny so i do apologise TiddlyInks!!

So without further ado, here's my card...hope you likey :)


Recipe
Image...Ladybug Crafts Ink 'Make a wish Nikki' stamp
Sentiment...Craftwork cards 'sentiment' stamp set
Paper & card...Papermania 'Little Cake Shoppe' A4 papers, Pink & white card {stash}
Inks...Spectrum noirs FS2, FS3, TN2, FS6, PP1, PP3, PP5, PL1, BP2, GB8, GB10, EB5, TN7, EB8, Promarkers Cool grey 2,3&4
Tools...Spellbinder plain circle nestie, Xcut 'Tag & bookplates' dies, Butterflies punch
Embellishments...Ribbon & Gems {stash}
Please stop by the sketch n stash blog & my teamies to because they have lots of stunning inspiration for you, you will find them in my sidebar...
Thank you for stopping by & for all the sweet comments you may leave me :)
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Little Claires Challenge #25...Stand up Straight

Hello me lovelies

I have a late Little Claires DT card for you, i know it's late and you all know i was without net for a while so i thought i'd share this card more as a reminder, anyhoo we are on Challenge #25, there's still time to play and the theme is...


so we would like to see your Easel cards or cards that stand!!

Prize
£10 to spend on the Little Claires website

I made an easel card for this challenge and used a goregeous little stamp called 'Little Tammy' from the Swirly Whirly range...they are absolutely beautiful and you can find them here
so without further ado, here's my card...hope you likey :)



Recipe
Image...Little Claires 'Little Tammy' stamp
Sentiment...Little Claires 'Claires Sentiments' stamps
Papers & card...Papermania 'Liquorice Sherbet' capsule papers, White & black card {stash}
Inks...Spectrum noirs IG1, IG2, IG4
Tools...Spellbinders scalloped & plain circle nesties, Sizzix 'Round-a-bout' alphabet dies, Darice embossing folder
Embellishments...Ribbon & gems {stash}
Please stop by Little Claires blog & my teamies too because they have lots of gorgeous inspiration for you, you will find them in my sidebar...
Thank you for stopping by me lovelies and for all the sweet comments you may leave me :)
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Monday, 1 October 2012

Pink Gem DT card...Sitting Chloe

Hello me lovelies

Today i am posting on here and on the Gems of Inspiration blog {you will find my post here} because i have a card i want to share with you which was meant to be for our last challenge over on Gem of a Challenge but unfortunately i didn't have any net at the time :(
Sorry Girls!!
Even though i missed the challenge i still wanted to share my card with you...the challenge was Lemon, Lilac, 2 butterflies and a bow, i think i have included everything that was needed.

On my card i used a gorgeous stamp called 'Sitting Chloe'...she is just the cutest and you can find her here
So without further ado, here's my card...hope you likey :)



Recipe
Image...Pink Gem Design 'Sitting Chloe' stamp
Sentiment...Craftwork Cards sentiment stamps
Papers & card...All from stash
Ink...Promarkers coral, oatmeal, blush, ivory, pastel pink, henna, burnt sienna, cocoa, terracotta, bluebell, lilac, lavender, tulip yellow, buttercup, primrose, grass, leaf green, White gel pen
Tools...Spellbinders label 9 & plain circle die, Xcut decorative 'Tags & bookplates' die, Memory Box 'Cherry Blossom & Fancy blossoms' dies, Marianne Design LR0228 Anja leaves 4, Joy Crafts corner die, Stampin Up 'Eyelet' birder punch, Butterfly punch
Embellishments...Ribbon & Gems {stash}

Challenges

Thank you for stopping by me lovelies and for all the sweet comments you may leave me :)
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Nutcrafters Challenge #27...Glitter and Gems

Hello me lovelies

I am back today with a Nutcrafters DT card for you which should of been posted a while ago but with having no net...there was no chance of it been posted but at least i am here now posting it...

First of all i will give you the deets of the challenge because there is still time to play along!!
I am hosting this challenge and i have chosen...


so we would like to see some {lots} glitter and gems on your cards/projects *smiles*

Main Prize
To spend in the Nutcrafters online store....
Remember you have to use a Nutcrafter image to qualify for this prize!!

2nd Prize
2 digi stamps or 1 digi sheet of your choice from the Nutcrafters online store...{subject to availability}

I am using one of their due to be released new Christmas digi stamps so without further ado, here's my card...hope you likey *smiles*


Sorry about the piccy but the camera & me wasn't getting on that day lol

Recipe
Image...Nutcrafters 'Angel Cake' digi stamp
Sentiment...Dovecraft 'Numbers & letters' clear stamp set
Paper & card...Dovecraft 'Merry Magic' 6x6 papers, White & blue card {stash}
Inks...Spectrum Noirs FS2, FS3, TN2, CG1, CG2, PP5, PL1, TN7, TN8, EB5, EB8,  BT1, BT2
Tools...Spellbinders Big scalloped ovals, Plain oval
Embellishments...Meiflower polka dot ribbon, Gems {stash}
Please do stop by the Nutcrafters Blog & my teamies blogs too because they have lots of stunning inspirations for you, you will find them in my sidebar...
Thank you for stopping by & for all the sweet comments you may leave me *smiles*
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Friday, 28 September 2012

My Little Claires Friday Project...Babies

Hello me lovelies

Sorry that i have not been around just lately but i haven't had any net...again :(
*fingers crossed* all is well...for now at least!
I do have a few post catch up posts to do so  keep an eye out for those...

Anyhoo I'm here tonight {late i know} with my Friday's Project...now as there are some new arrivals in the Little Claires family as their eldest daughter gave birth to the most gorgeous little babies ever...yes you did hear right, i did say babies...a little boy & a little girl, oh they are ever so cute...please read Wednesday post because there is a beautiful photo of the twins :D

So my thought was to make a card for the Little Claires family so no peaking {Little Claires family}, i made this card using one of yesterday's new release's called 'Baby Changing Tree' embellishments stamps...you can find them here and you can also find the actual tree here or if you would like to get on top of your Christmas cards you can find a Christmas tree here.

Hope you likey!!

You will need
Spellbinders Large Circles dies
Xcut nesting 'Bloom' dies
Xcut decorative 'Tags & Bookplates' dies
8x8 scalloped white card
Blue, Pink & white card
Blue and Pink gingham backing paper
Congratulations sentiment stamp
Promarkers
Embellishments of your choice

1) Cut your blue & pink card to 14.4cm x 14.4cm square, now cut your blue & pink gingham to 14cm x 14cm square and matt & layer these on to your blue & pink card.
2) Now attached some pink grosgrain ribbon around your pink layer...just like in the picture above.
{don't worry you will add a pink bow later}

3) Now adhere these layers to your 8x8 scalloped white card...as you can see i have adhered my blue layer to the bottom right corner and the pink layer to the left top corner, please remember to adhere your blue layer first!!

4) Using your Xcut nesting 'Bloom' dies {largest in pack} and your Spellbinders large circle dies {largest in pack} cut one of each out of white card.
5) Now stamp your tree {out of 'Changing tree' stamp set} onto your plain white circle, the next step is to stamp any images from your 'Baby changing tree' embellishment stamp set...like picture above!
6) Now colour your image...i've added coloured dots in some of the white spaces but don't worry you don't have to do this, i just like the way it looks. Now the next step is to adhere your image layer onto your shaped layer.

7) Using 'Daisy Dot' stamp set...i stamped TWINS onto white card, coloured the little flowers with my pastel pink and pastel blue promarkers and cut them out leaving a little white border around each letter.
8) Next i cut out a white tag using my Xcut decorative 'Tags and bookplates' dies and then stamped  a 'Congratulations' sentiment onto it. 

9) I now adhered my image layer and my twin letters to my card using foam pads to give it some dimension.
10) On my Congratulations tag i added a pink & blue brad through the holes at the end of the tag.
11) Next i attached 3 foam pad squares together...one on top of the other to make a little tower and then attached this to the back of my tag but in the middle and then i added a 2 little strips of red tack tape at either end of the tag where you see the backs of the brads, attached the tag to your card...the middle should be raised and the ends should lay flat on your card.

12) Now is the fun bit...pretty up your card using any embellishments you wish!!

I hope you have enjoyed my Friday's Project and you have found it easy to follow...if you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask in the comments box below and i will get back to you.

If you need any crafty top up to make this card...please stop byLittle Claires online shop because they have lot of gorgeous crafty goodies for you!!
Thank you for stopping by today and for any comments you may leave me...
hugs and xxx

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