Tuesday, 31 December 2013

ALBC - Christmas Cheer Winners

Hiya everyone, 
I hope that you all had a fab Christmas and that you have a truly amazing new year!  I've had a week break from crafting the last month or so but need to get back into it in the next few days as I have missed it.  Have you  made any resolutions?  I don't do resolutions - my only aim in life is to be happy and healthy. 

We have a brand new challenge starting tomorrow so this is just a quick post to announce the winners of the "Christmas Cheer" challenge.

The fab prizes from our very generous sponsors!
#1 Alison  wins 7 free digis
#2 Heather M wins 5 free digis

#3 Carol G wins the prize below  
Don't forget to check out our new challenge tomorrow!


Sunday, 15 December 2013

ALBC - Christmas Cheer - Midway reminder

Hiya everyone, 

I hope you're almost set for Christmas.  I'm getting there and hope to put my tree up later today.  I would have liked it up before now but had soooo much to do! Ah well! Better late than never!

As you may know, we are halfway through our "Christmas Cheer" challenge so there's still time to enter in order to try and win some of the fab prizes up for grabs!  As it's such a broad theme we have limited the entries to 1 per person.

To enter the challenge you can find the original post here.

The fab prizes this time are:-
 7 free digis
5 free digis
I have some more fab DT inspiration for you below and you can check out the original post here for more amazing DT makes!


 Sandra H GDT
  I hope that you all have a happy and healthy Christmas!

All the best for 2014

Caroling bunnies!

Hiya everyone, 

OMG!!! 2 posts from me in one day! Lol This is my DT for my own A little bit crafty Challenge and the theme this time is "Christmas cheer!"  The "caroling bunnies" image is from one of our sponsors Eureka Stamps and is available here.  I have coloured the image with my promarkers and the papers are from the fabulous Nitwits Christmas kit called "Festive trimmings" collection.
This is another fabulous set of Christmas papers and elements and works really well with the bunny image.  The sentiment is also from Eureka stamps and is available here.
I hope you all have a happy and healthy Christmas and all the best for 2014!!!


Make it Sparkle! Joanna Sheen Challenge News!!!

Hiya everyone, 
This is sadly my final Joanna Sheen Challenge blog DT as Joanna has decided to close the blog that I have run for 2 years :(  I am gutted as it's been a huge part of my life but I will continue to make samples for her with new products etc. There are more details on the challenge blog here.

My card has been made using the new Gruffies and Happy Hoppers CD and is one of the samples I made for the launch on Create and Craft TV.  This is an 8x8 card as I like to vary the size and shape of my samples to mix it up a bit!


Saturday, 7 December 2013

Nitwits DT - Tayla's Birthday

 Hiya everyone, 

I have been a little absent lately due to various hospital tests so I haven't really felt much like crafting in the last few weeks.  I did make my little girl a birthday card as she was 3 last week.  I used this fab Nitwits set called "From the heart" which comes with lots of fab papers, images and elements.
As Tayla is a HUGE Peppa Pig fan, I ended up using a Peppa Pig image and layering it up.  This is an 8x8 card as I wanted it to have a big Peppa Pig on it!  I know I shouldn't really have used a copyrighted image off google but as it was only for my own use I thought it should be ok!
This is the Peppa Pig cake we ordered for her as we took her for Tea to Frankie and Benny's which she loved.  She was spoilt rotten by everybody and got loads of pressies - I'm dreading Christmas as I'm not sure where we're going to put everything!
We can now get sorted for Christmas now her birthday has been and gone so I hope to put the tree and decorations up this weekend.   I'm looking forward to watching the Christmas films and wrapping all the presents in a bid to start feeling festive.  I have my works Christmas Do tomorrow which feels way too early!  I'm looking forward to it as I don't often get to go to the casino often!

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Make it sparkle!

Hiya everyone, 
I have to share with you today a card I made for Making Cards magazine's Christmas Special which was released in association with Joanna Sheen.  I have already shared a few I made but thought I'd use this for my own A little bit crafty "Christmas cheer" challenge as well as the Joanna Sheen "Make it sparkle!" challenge. 
I used papers and elements from the Making Cards magazine which I think are available on the Victorian Christmas CD and I have used an acetate panel round the the image although this was difficult to photograph due to the shine!   I also added some pearls to the acetate although this is also difficult to see!
 I normally would have 2 cards to share but I have been so busy and taking a wee crafting break so I intend to make more cards for the midway reminders on the 15th December.

The A little bit crafty challenge is as usual a month long challenge as the Joanna Sheen one is also a month long challenge although it is normally 2 weekly.  We have some fab prizes up for grabs on the ALBC challenge and there is a whopping £30 gift voucher for the JS challenge as it a double challenge.

I hope you are all well on your way getting your Christmas preparations underway and don't get too stressed along the way.  I'm quite pleased as I've virtually finished my Christmas shopping! 
We hope to put the tree and decorations up next weekend - I like to get Tayla's birthday out of the way first so it feels more separate.

Hugs Paula. x

ALBC - Christmas Cheer

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas................

............................It's the 1st December so it's time again for another "A little bit crafty" challenge.  The theme this time is 

Christmas Cheer

so we want to see us your festive entries.  As it's such a broad theme we are restricting the entries to only 1 ENTRY PER PERSON otherwise we'll get so many the DT will not be able to comment on them all!

As well as the usual awesome DT inspiration I am honoured to say that we also have the very fabulous Joanna Sheen as a guest designer for this challenge. 

Again, we have some amazing prizes up for grabs from our very generous sponsors:-
 7 free digis
  5 digi images
Guest Designer Joanna Sheen







To enter, all you have to do is add your blog post URL to the Linky below.  You MUST be a follower of this blog to be eligible to win any of the prizes.  
For this challenge you may only enter 1 CARD/CREATION PER PERSON - any extra entries will be deleted!!!

I look forward to seeing all your crafty Christmas makes!!!