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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Ballerina

Good Morning to you all.  I do hope your having a good day and I want to thank you for visiting my blog and will leave me a comment.  

Today I am posting for Through The Craft Room Door.  Our sponsor this week is Crafts and Me.  They are giving an $8.00 voucher to there store as a price for this week.  I do hope you will join in and as it is always Anything goes,  You have till Monday night to get a card posted to be eligible for the prize.  Here is a little about the company and then I will give you the address to get to there store to look around.


We are a small family Craft business that came about when as a card making family, my daughters and young granddaughters and I that is! Not our men who do not make cards, although my husband has had a go....Could never find the stamps and crafts that we had seen advertised! 

So, in the end we decided to start up Crafts and Me, so that we could get the products we wanted not only for us, but to offer to other crafters like you. 

We love the different ranges of stamps and crafts that we get from all over the world and we hope you will love them too.... 

Our aim is to give you the best possible customer service that we can, and to treat our customers just as we would want to be treated ourselves. 

So, enjoy looking at our shop and if you cannot find a product you would like, or if you have any suggestions about our shop we would love to hear from you, just email us at info@craftsandme.co.uk as we are always looking for ways to improve our site.  Here is the addy for there there site. 
I hope you will go take a look around and see all the beautiful images they have to offer.  And good luck in the challenge.  
Mentioning the challenger here is the address to find that as well. we have a new challenge each week and it is always Anything goes so come on down and enter and join in the fun.  
Now last but not least I made my card for my grand daughter for her next Ballet Recital and so I kept it pretty simple as she is only 8.  I colored it with copics and kept the embellishments to just the two swirls that are actually brads.  I used eye shadow on the back ground to keep it soft looking.  Pretty simple but I think very pretty.  I know she will love it.  So folks that is it for me for today but before I go I do want to invite you all to go play in our challenge today.

Till next time Happy Crafting 
Linda


Thursday, May 18, 2017

On the Moon



Hello Everyone.  
Today I am posting for Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps.  My image is called "On The Moon" and you can find her here.

I love this image and she is so beautiful.  I colored her with copics and mounted her on a scap piece of designer paper and the base card is Turquoise.  The flower is Posey from Heartfelt Creations and shaped with the flower shaping tool that they sell.  The lace and ribbon are from my stash as well as the gems and the stars.  
The Design Team theme is Anything goes.  
Our Monthly theme is Ribbons and Lace and you still have time to join in the fun so here is the challenge site.

We also have a facebook page for you to come and play along.  You will meet many wonderful ladies there.  
I do hope you will all come down and play along with the challenge and the facebook page.  
So till next time Happy Crafting to you all.




 

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Spring/ Jasmine

Hi everyone.  I am so happy it is spring time here in Florida.  Sunshine and a nice breeze today.  

Today I am posting one of my favorite images for many reasons. You can find this beauty here in the Esty Shop.   First she is so beautiful and second she has all my favorite colors.  Why you ask?  Well our Design Team Theme at Ching-Chou Kuik Challenge is Favorite color.  
And as you can probably tell my favorite color is green.  And Green of any shade will do.  This one is all yellow greens and I love how she turned out.   When I like them this much they never get used or sold.  LOL  Any of you ever have that with your creations?  I know I have a few that I can't give up. 
I colored her with copics and the glittler pens for the swirls in the background.  
The black swirls are from Recollections, and the flowers are a stamp and die cut from Heartfelt Creations called Ariana Blooms.  One of my favorite flowers too.  I used distress ink on them and shaped them with my shaping tool from Heartfelt Creations as well.  The polka dot paper is just a scrap that I found in my scrap box so it looked good so I used it.  

Our theme for the month is Ribbons and Lace so if you want to join in you need to follow this Theme.
Our Challenge is here.

We have a facebook challenge as well and a challenge there to if you choose to play along with us there. 
We have some great ladies there so come join the fun. 
 



Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Coffee Time

Good Morning to you all.  I have had my coffee and I hope you have yours near by and are enjoying it.  I do love my coffee.  
Today the sponsor for our challenge is Digistamps4Joy and this wonderful image is drawn by Margy.  I love her images they are always so useful.  I can think of a ton of ways to use this image.  The sentiment comes with the image as well as one other.  

Here is some information on our sponsor for today.  The prize that is being given away this week from Digistamps4Joy is a $10.00 voucher to their store.
Since 2010, Digistamps4Joy (or DS4J) www.digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop - a unique South African online digistamp store – has been providing you with fabulous digistamps that are cute, whimsical, artistic, sometimes serious, and often humorous. The store has verified PAYPAL facilities for our international clients, as well as PAYFAST and EFT for our South African customers.   You are welcome to enter our monthly card challenges on our Blog at http://digistamps4joysa.blogspot.com and of course “like” our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/DS4Joy where you will receive regular updates on our activities.

This is for a challenge at Through The Craft Room Door Anything goes challenge here 
I do hope you will come down and join in the fun.  Our challenges run from Tuesday to Tuesday each week so you still have time to join in the fun. 
Now let me tell you how I made my card.  The background was so much fun. I do love to experiment with different backgrounds.  I took a piece of watercolor paper and used my Stampin-up ink and an large brush and just swiped the brush over till I got the colors the way I wanted them. ( I did wet the paper first and also used some water with the inks as well.)  I let it dry then cut out my images as I wanted to stack them on top of each other.  I colored each of them differently as you can see and used copics to do that.  I had my sister in mind when I made this card and it ended up being her birthday card.  She is so into the coffee and the french vanilla creamer I knew she would love this.  I had a the other sentiment ready but dropped ink on it and ruined it so had to go with this one.  Good thing I always print more then one at a time when I print.  LOL  The two red enamel dots I made my self by melting Pony beads, it is a lot cheaper then buying them already made. 

Well this is it for today so I do hope you will come join the fun and play along with us this week.  We do have a weekly challenge and it is always Anything goes. 

So til next time Happy Crafting all
Linda TTCRD DT

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Endless Waiting




Hi Everyone.  Today is my day for your inspiration for Ching-Chou Kuik Stamps.  My image is called "Endless Waiting " and you can find her in the Esty Store here.  She is a new one and she is stunningly beautiful, in my opinion.  
I have colored her with my copics and wanted to keep every thing soft and pastel in the image so as to make her stand out on the card that I made.    Our theme this month is Ribbon and Lace so as you can see I used both.  The lace is from some I found at a garage sale and the ribbon was bought for me by a friend. The flowers are from Heartfelt Creations called Ardiana Booms and I shaped them with the flower shaping tool kit they sell.  I inked them with distress inks and added some glitter.  The back ground paper is a scrap that I found that looked good so used that too.  The base card is the shinny paper they have out now;  At least it is new to me. The leaves behind the flowers are from a sizzix die cut.  I do love how this one turned out and hope you do as well and will leave me a comment.  I do read them all.  Thanks for visiting my blog.  Hope you all h ave a wonderful day. 

I sure hope you will all come down and play along this month in our challenge at Ching-Chou Kuik digital stamps here.  Just remember the theme is Ribbon and Lace.

 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Live Laugh Love Rose Block

Well Good morning to everyone here. 
 I have to say that this is one of my favorite cards that I have made recently.  It was fun to color and I love the background.  I made it a long time ago and it is called the Bokah technique and fit the color scheme so I used it.  The scroll at the top is a die cut I got from an RAK and the only one I have..  Th butterfly is a die cut that I got from a friend.  The base card is a pink color that matched the pink in the background.  I wanted to keep it simple because the image is the focal point on this one.  
You can find this image on the Bugaboo site here.
I made this card for our Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door here

The prize this week is a $12.00 voucher to purchase what ever images you want from their site.  What a great prize... 

 Here is a little blurb about the Bugaboo Stamps.
Everything That You Ever Wanted to Know About Bugaboo Stamps: A Short Essay
As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was seven years ago. Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing!  From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects.  Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week! 

So I would like to invite you to come play along with us at Through The Craft Room Door. Anything Goes Challenge this week.  
So till next time Have a great Crafting Day!!

Linda 
DT TTCRD

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Sweet Compaion

Hi all I hope everyone is having a wonderful day.  
Today is my day to inspire you for Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps.   This wonderful image is called Sweet Companion and you can find her here

I colored my image with copics and mounted her on this cool honeycomb paper.  I added the flowers and they are from Heartfelt Creations and are the Adriana blooms set.  The swirls behind are cut from my cricut.  The heart gem is from my stash as well as the gems in the centers of the flowers.  

The DT theme this week is as always Anything goes.  I do hope you will come play along with us at our Monthly challenge and you can find that here 

I am wishing you a wonderful day and happy crafting too.  

Linda DT CCK
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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Old Lady

Well Good morning to you all.  
Today  I am posting this sweet little lady  by Sandra Caldwell.   This is the image I chose to use so I could sent it to some of my "old" friends.  I have made 3 different cards with this one so far.  
I colored her with copics and looked for the perfect papers to go with her and her colors.  This one the back ground paper is from Recollections from Michaels.  The Sentiment is from sizzix and there are lots of fun ones in this pack.  The die cut that I used to cut the image from is also from sizzix and be beads are from Joanne Fabrics.  



So folks till next time Happy Crafting. 
Linda.

Poppy Love

Hi everyone.  I hope your having a wonderful day.  
Today I am posting for my DT position on the Ching-Chou Kuik Stamps design team. 
Our DT theme this week is " Use Two Ribbons"  I choose this image for the Poppy Flowers.and knew that I wanted to color it with pinks to use this beautiful pink polka dot ribbon.  I love the background paper here and it matches so well.  It was a piece that I was given by a friend so I have no clue who it is by but I love it. The hearts are enamel dots from Reccolections.  The white ribbon is from my stash. 
You can find this image on the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps website here.
Please do come down and play along with our Monthly challenge with the Theme of "Under The Sea "
The blog address for the challenge is here.

So till next time I hope you have a wonderful day and Happy Crafting to you all

Linda DT CCK

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

BBQ Bill


Good Morning to everyone!  I hope your all having a wonderful day and will grab a cup of what ever you drink and surf my site.  
Today I am posting for Through The Craft Room Door.  My image is from Dr. Digi's House of Stamps.and you can find this image here.
There are tons of wonderful images to choose from so take your time and browse and see if you can't find just what your looking for.
Welcome to the brilliantly bizarre brain of Dr. Digi's House of Stamps.
Here you will find monsters, aliens, odd balls and Dundertons as well
as many many more wonderful digital stamps with a sense of humour.

The prize for this week is the choice of  2  images of your choice.  I know you will have a hard time deciding what to pick.  

My image was colored with Copics and the window die cut is from Heartfelt Creations.  I ran the die cut through a embossing folder to give it some texture.  I just love this image it reminds me of a friend.   I will send it to him for his birthday.  
I hope you will come play along with us at Through The Craft Room Door Anything goes challenge.  You will have a chance to win these wonderful images.   You can find the challenge here. 
So I do hope to see you there.  So till next time. Have a great crafting day. 

Linda DT TTCRD. 

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Under the Sea


Good Morning to you all.  
Thanks for coming to my Blog to check out my creations.
My image today is by Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps and you can find that website here
I love how she turned out, and Ching-Chou is a fantastic artist and I love her images. 
The Theme this month for our challenge is"UNDER THE SEA".  I do hope you will come and join us this month and make a card to play along.  It doesn't have to be a card it can be anything but if you use an CCK image you get two chances to win.  Our bog  is here for you to come join in and maybe mark it as your favorite and come back each month.
My image was colored with copics,  On the background of the image I used some eye shadow and pan pastels to do the color of the sea. .  The background is a piece of aluminum foil and run through an embossing folder then I dropped different colors of alcohol inks.  I just let it dry and then cut a bit smaller then the base card.  I cut some what I call seaweed die cuts  from sizzix of different colors.  The I got some small shells from the beach and added those too for the final embellishment.

I do hope you will come join in our challenge this month.

Till next time Happy Crafting to you all and I hope you have a wonderful day!!

Linda DT CCK

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Girls Night Out


Hi everyone today I am posting this wonderful card with this spectacular shoe image.  I made a Window card with it so you can see only part the shoe so a bit of mystery.  The image is by SheepSki Designs and I love it. You can find it here in the Esty Shop. They have a new challenge with anything goes so I hope you will come play along with them and show Andrea some love. The web address for the challenge is here   

I want to enter this card into the challenge for this month.  

I colored the image with copics and made a window card.  The flowers are Adriana Blooms and the oval was made by using a Memory makers oval cutter.  I embossed the oval and the sentiment circle with a Darice embossing folder.  The swirl with leaves is a Darice die cut.  The inside die cut is a spellbinder die cut.  I love how this one turned out.  Love the Red shoe.  It was a fun card and a different kind of me.  

I hope you will come play a long at SheepSki Designs Challenge.  

So till next time Happy Crafting.  

Linda

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Spring Flowers

Good Evening to you all.  
I wanted to post this beautiful image from SheepSki Designs.  I just love this one and had a lot of fun coloring it.  I do love flowers so this was right up my alley.  
You can find the challenge here for this image. 

I colored this beautiful image with copics and mounted it card stock  that I embossed then used distress ink to give it a bit of color.  The thinking of you is a die cut I got but can't remember the creator of it.  the pink enamel dots are ones I made my self.  I love how this card turned out an I used it for a Birthday card. 
I hope you like it and will come join the fun at the Challenge at SheepSki Designs at the address above.  This is a new challenge blog this month so lets all play along and make Andrea feel great.  Thanks all hope to see you there.
So till next time. Happy Crafting. 
Linda 

Entering this into the challenge: https://sheepskidesigns.blogspot.co. Anything goes.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Heart Of Spring

Good Morning to all of you.  This is my card for this weeks challenge over at "Through The Craft Room Door"
Anything Goes.
 This week our Sponsor is Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps  and the prize for this weeks challenge  is 2 of her absolutely wonderful images.  This one is one of her wonderful images and called "Heart of Spring".  You can find this image here.  
I colored this wonderful image with my copic and love how she turned out.   The background paper is some from my stash and my last piece so I am using it sparingly as I absolutely love it.  The swirl is from Recollections and I decided that it would be the only bling.  Ching-Chou Kuik is a wonderful Artist and this is some information on her.

Ching-Chou Kuik was born in 1979 at Pantai Remis, Perak, Malaysia . She lived in Malaysia, and moved to Taiwan at age of 19, to pursuit her fine art education at National Taiwan Normal University.
In 2003, she graduated with a Bachelor degree in Fine Arts (painting). 
While in Taipei, Ching-Chou enjoyed being an art teacher for young children from age three to twelve. The originality of the youngsters' pieces inspires her and brings enthusiasm and creativity to her works.
Ching-Chou moved to Seattle with her husband in 2005.
Ching-Chou became a full-time artist and share her art with others since Mar 2006
I am inviting you to come on down and join in the fun at Through The Craft Room Door.

So till next time Happy Crafting

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Be in My Heart


Good Morning To Everyone.
Well hello all,  today is my day to inspire you with this wonderful image called Be in My Heart. 
You can find this image here in the Esty Store.  You will find many wonderful images to choose from so grab a cup of coffee or tea and take some time to shop through all the wonderful images.  
As always our DT Theme this week is "Anything Goes". I fell in love with this image and had to have it.  I had this wonderful background paper with all the right colors.  It has glitter on it and makes the perfect background for this image.  I colored the image with my copics and popped up the image with pop dots.  I added the three enamel dots at the top which I made by melting pony beads.  I made the double ribbon bow from organza ribbon and love how it turned out. Our monthly challenge at Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Challenge for the month of March is Spring or Easter.  We also have a facebook page that you can play along with us there too.  So I hope to see you on both.  Come play along with us.
So till next week have a wonderful crafting week.