Tuesday, March 06, 2012

My first Blog Award and Anything Goes

Hello my fellow crunchies.

I have some really exciting news.  I am really honoured to have been nominated for the Liebster Blog Award and would like to thank Tina for thinking of me, thanks for all the lovely comments you leave on my blog too.

The Liebster Blog Award is used to show appreciation of smaller blogs (under 200 followers) and to help spread readership and joy.

As part of the tradition the award is to be passed along to five other blogs that have motivated and inspired me.

The name comes from the German meaning Dearest or Beloved, but can also mean Favourite.

To accept this Award you must:

1.  Link back to the person's blog who gave it to you, and thank them.

2.  Post on your blog.

3.  Give to five other Bloggers who you appreciate and value.

4. Leave a comment on the five blogs you choose and let them know.

Now comes the difficult bit ...........  how do you only choose 5 - yes only 5 blogs to pass this award on to.    I have (in the words of Lloyd Grossman) deliberated and gogitated and have come up with the following who have inspired me.  They are in no particular order and I could have chosen many many more.

1.  Tamara at  Posh Cat Crafts 
2.  Lee at Crafty Loops 
3   Hazel at hazelshandmadecrafts.
5   Wendy at The-craftmonkey

Well today's Tuesday and that means it's time for another great challenge over at Anything Goes.  This is the second DT card I have made for this blog, and I just want to say that the team is fab and has made me very welcome.  Thanks guys.

The theme of our challenge this fortnight is Boys to Men.  I can hear you all groaning from here ........ YES it's a dreaded man card...........  why oh why can't they like hearts and flowers and pink and stick pins etc etc etc.  All the things us girlies love .............. sadly they don't but hey don't dispair the fab DT team have come up with some great cards to give you plenty of inspiration.  So why don't you pop on over and join in the fun.

My card has been made for my son's 13th birthday this year.  He's 13 on the 13th.  He's mad on motorbikes and is very into all this union jack stuff about - hence the theme of the card.  I have used a basic card from stock, and the new Papermania Portabello Road papers.  The image is a digi from Prairie Fairy and is coloured with Promarkers.  The sentiment has been layered onto glitter card and is from Kanban.  I distressed the edge of the papers with TH distress inks and used  spellbinder nesties to create my layers.  The fab union jack was a dog tag from Poochie Pets.  

Hugs and happy crafting.

Monday, March 05, 2012

Hi and it's cutie pie challenge time again.

Hi everyone.  It seems like ages since I have posted.  (Well it is a fortnight (lol) and that's eons in a crafters life!!!)

I hope each and everyone of my lovely crunchies are keeping well and that you are getting loads of crafting time in.  Sadly for me the last fortnight was spent moving into my lovely new house.  The kids and I are now settled and I have finally unpacked the craft stuff.  So I can get back to what I really enjoy doing!!

Anyway today's Monday so that means its time for another cute challenge over at The Cutie Pies.  This fortnight's challenge is a combination of pearls and swirls, well what girlie can resist pearls or swirls.  Anyway the fab design team have been hard at work creating some truly inspirational projects for you.

This is my DT card

The gorgeous image is from Wee Stamps who are sponsoring this challenge.  I think it's just too cute.  I have coloured my digi stamp with Promarkers and then used TH Stickles glitter to highlight the edges of the leaves.  The heart shape was cut using Spellbinders Nesties.    I made my stick pin from several old necklaces, which I have dismantled.  The swirls are of course the fab Tim Holtz, whilst the papers are from First Edition.  The sentiment is from Kanban.  

Hope you like it, and I have inspired you to pop on over to the Cutie Pies.

Crafty hugs to you all