Sunday, 29 November 2009

Boy oh Boy...a Dottie Challenge!

It's Lou's turn to set the challenge over at Dottie's World and here is what she said:

"With the recent launch of our new download collection Boy Oh Boy I thought a boy card had to be in order for this week's challenge.You don't have to use one of the new images though any suitable Charmed download will do.HOWEVER! I will be picking one of the entries at random this week to receive a wee prize! If you use one of the Boy Oh Boy digital images I will put your name in the hat twice!
The Prize will be a £10 voucher to spend on something lovely at Charmed Cards and Crafts.
So what are you waiting for? Check out what the design team have to inspire you with and get have until next Sunday, one entry per person please."

Eager to try out one of these lovely new images here's what I came up with.

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Copic Colour Challenge #41

This week over on the Copic Colour Challenge we have some gorgeous colours to work with- so versatile. Make sure you pop over and join in the Copic fun, candy up for grab too from a new sponsor!

The colours are;

I had been asked to make a more traditional card so rumaging through my cutie stamps I found this old stamp by Anita and thought the colours might work quite well. I am fairly please with how it came out!

Sunday, 22 November 2009

A little bit of gingerbread for Dottie!

It's been an awful week. Amelia has had a stomach bug, mum was rushed into hospital with her new kidney possibly rejecting and then I came down with the dreaded lurgy too. I was laid out on the sofa for a few days just not able to anything. Hopefully we are all coming out the other side now, just praying that Chris and Jack don't come down with it too!
Anyway, enough of the grumbling, here's my tiny little snippet of crafting for the week! Terrible I know, one little card. I really MUST get my act together.

This week over at Dottie's World it was Gunn's turn to set the challenge, and here is what she said;
"When I say gingerbreadhouse I mean: lets be inspired by them. They have this beautiful warm brown color, and the embellishment are so full of colores. And of colours I get reminded of the fact that Christmas is coming up.So think about the colors and the embellishments or even the shape of gingerbreadhouses and use some of it on a card or a box. And of course there has to be a Charmed downloads on the project.So take time to enjoy this challenge and have fun.So just be inspired by the girls projects, and if that isn`t enough you can google "gingerbreadhouse", and I can promise there is lots of pictures to be inspired from."
Now I went for Christmas Gingerbread, I tried to use lovely warm tones of brown and spice them up with Christmas read...hope it works!

....AND IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY SEEN!!!!!! You must pop over to and see the new download collection Boy Oh will not be disappointed.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

a Summer farewell!

With my life being as hectic as ever I have decided to step down from one of my Design Teams. It was a hard decision but at the end of the day I felt I could not fully support everyone to the extent I would be happy with and crafting was becoming a chore rather that the stress buster that it was originally.
The wonderful Nikki of DewDrop Craftz has been amazing to work with giving me opportunities to work with her fabulous images and even have my first ever feature in Craft Stamper Magazine. Her enthusiasm and determination has kept me going but she has not got rid of me completely. I hope to continue using her images and join in her challenges but just without the pressure of having to do them!
As a sort of Summer Farewell, this is my last project as part of her Design Team and I wish her and her new teams members all the best and a great future. Please support her by popping over and playing along with her DewDrop Craftz challenge, this month there will be a suprise package for the winner including 2 Copic pens and a digital image..Also, one person through the month will be picked to be a guest DT member for the next challenge.

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Around the World with Dottie!

It is my turn to set the challenge over at Dottie's World this week and here is what I set!
"In an attempt to get organised I need to make a few Christmas cards to send out around the world. SO, this week I would like you to make a card with a foriegn touch, it doesn't need to be a Christmas card but please include a touch of something "foriegn." This could be a greeting in a different language, a theme, image.....whatever inspires you.Please make sure you use one of the many fabulous Charmed Downloads in your creation."
In my madness I also forgot that I need to send a Birthday card out to France before I worry about the Christmas ones!LOL.

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Dottie with feathers!

Hello everyone, a little update from the Dingle House!
Yesterday my little lady, Amelia was 8! Cannot believe how quickly time has gone and how things have drastically changed since she started her special school in September. We had a little get together for and it was a great opportunity for her to catch up with a few of her friends from her old hectic as it was.
We also took in delivery of Jack's 11+ results.
HE PASSED!!!!!!!!!
Absolutley fantastic news and we are all so very proud of him!
Right, waffle out of the way and on to a little bit of crafting.,...and still pretty much mojo-less, it is still just a little bit! LOL

Over on this week's Dottie's World Challenge, June set us a challenge:
"Hiya ladies, well if you didnt know it I love feathers!! This week I would love to see a feather or feathers incorporated into your card. Of course use a charmed digital download, and enjoy yourself hugs June xxx"
Now my middle sisiter is going into hospital next week for an operation so thinking ahead I made this for her, I thought the softness of the feather was appropriate for some reason!

Pop over to Dottie's world and play along! Now Lou is back from her hols.....that new download collection is sure to be launched soon!