Friday, 16 November 2012

The Stamping Shacks 1st Challenge - Anything Goes

I love the deep navy with the shiny silver card against it. I just thought I would show that if you find a card base/sketch you like, you can use it for more than one card. By changing the text and image you can change the occassion and who it is for, even by changing colours etc. There is lots more you can do to make it more unique for people, even by changing the gift.

Oscar on Sleigh card, DT creation for the all new challenge, at the all new blog - The Stamping Shack.
The Theme is:

The Rules:
1. Anyone can enter as long as you are a follower of 'The Stamping Shack' blog.
2. You can enter up to 3 times per challenge (Link up over at The Stamping Shack post HERE)
3. You must have fun!
And that is as complicated as it get!
The Dates:
The challenge will run from 8am GMT on 15th November until 8am GMT on 29th November.
The winners will be announced over on the blog at 8pm GMT 29th November.
Winners and Prizes:
There will be 3 winners - The first will win £6.50 to spend at The Stamping Shack shop. The first second and third will also receive a badge for their blog.

Base Card - 9' by 13' Navy Card
Gift - 10 Celebration Chocolates
Backing Papers - Silver mirror card using Marianne Designs - Snowflake 1 dies set of 3, Memory box - Frostyville border die and Nestibilities - Eyelet Circles, Larges medium circle aprox. 1⅞'
Both images coloured with Promarkers - Image 1, Oscar on Sleigh from the Oscar & Daisy collection at The Stamping Shack. Image 2, Percy Skating from the DigiStamp Boutique.
Text - Me to you Bear, silver text peel offs
Spray - Silver Crafters Companion spray for the Penguins hat (using a masking technique)
Homemade box envelopes, also shown above next to the penguin card 5th Picture down.

Enjoy and don't forget to join in the challenge!

Thank you for the kind emails and words left on my blog. My beautiful pooch would have been 8 Today so wishing him a Happy Birthday - Miss you boy!

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Goodbye Arnie, Miss you.

We lost Arnie Today, 13 days before his 8th Birthday.
Arnie. Gorgeous. Labrador. Intelligent. Was also my Bestfriend and love. Family pet. Saved my life. Changed my life.

More Information on Arnies life and last moment READ HERE.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Tick Tock Chocolate.

You may have been wondering where I have been. Unfortunately the last few weeks haven’t been the easiest, lots of things have happened and to top it off my dog became very ill, very quickly, he split open all up one side of his body with his insides were coming out, it took the vets a week to stitch him up and he is still very sore and recovering, having to wear a t-shirt to keep the stitches covered and a cone on his head, he’s still leaking from his wounds. :(
Hopefully he will be fully recovered soon though and back to his self again :)

But great news, I was approached to join a new design team over at the The Stamping Shack with lots of new and old digis at bargin prices, why not join us over in the challenges too!

When I finally got some me time, I created this masculine card with 10 Celebration Chocolates inside, for my Pin and Tack DT creation for this month. You may have seen my other Tea-light cards, that hold 5 tea-lights or 10 celebration chocolates, other gifts could work or fit in too.
I chose maroon/burgundy card along with gold mirror card. I created my own backing paper by stamping out some stopwatches from the Kanban Jasper Collection and sprinkled over some embossing powder, heated it up and the background was complete - a simple homemade matching paper, which could be created with any stamp of choice.

Backing Paper – Homemade with the pocket watch from Kanban, Jasper stamp set and gold embossing powder from Martha Strewart
Gold Mirror Card and Maroon/burgundy Plain card
Stamp – Male Mannequin from Kanban, Jasper stamp set
Promarkers: Cool Grey 4, Sunkissed Pink, Sunflower and Burgandy
Dies - Weathered Clock from Sizzix
Embellishments – 5 Gold Card Candi, 10 Celebration chocolates, 4 Anita gold glitter letters

Click the image to make larger :)