30 Mar 2011

Less is more for My Friend

Over at the Less is More Challenge this week the theme is a sketch, now if you know me well you'll know I hardly ever participate in sketch challenges as they are my least favourite theme, but I liked the look of this one so with inspiration from Mandi and Chrissie and the other entries I have been to see I set about to have a go
I am quite pleased with my card which I have made for a my friend Mandy who I've known since I was 15 ...........golly that 30...something !! years ago my how time flies !! but I still only feel about 19 now, unfortunatly I don't look 19 !! unless your talking stone !!! ha ha ha
I used lilac Bazzill card stamped on with Stampin'up "Spot on" wheel, a Fancy EK punch and I cut the butterfly with a stampin'up punch the body of the butterfly is cut with a QK die and the sentiment stamp is by Stampabilities.
Have a great day
Hugs..............

29 Mar 2011

Cook'in it Up @ DCD

This week at Die cut Dreams challenge blog the theme is
"Use A Food Themed Digi Image"
Please pop over and join in the fun and enter for a chance to win the fantastic prize that's up for grabs...............
This week we have a fab sponsor
who is gonna give the winner a fantastic prize !!!
Also you just got to go over and have look at the amazing creations my very talented Dream Design Team have made using these fab images and sentiments. 

28 Mar 2011

Sweet Treats for Tilda


Hi Tilda Lovers!!! This time over at the Totally Tilda Challenge the theme is "Sweet Treats for Tilda"
Please pop over and join in the fun and enter for a chance to win a Guest Designer spot with us at Totally Tilda.
Also you just got to go over and have look at the amazing creations my very talented Design Team have made
Over at Just Magnolias/ Hanglar challenge this week they're playing Bingo, what a fab challenge theme ....I chose "Gems, Flowers and Ribbon"
and at Magnolias Stamp Lovers the theme is "Ribbon"
You can also see this card and lots of other Magnolia creations from the girls over at the Steel Magnolias

27 Mar 2011

Christmas for Tilda


This week over at Die cut Dreams Christmas Club Challenge we have the theme Tilda with Flowers and a great prize from my shop Die cut Dreams
(My shop is closed until we move at the moment as we are packing but watch this space for details of when we will re-open May / June)
Please pop over and join in the fun and enter for a chance to win the fantastic prize that's up for grabs this week, Also you just have to go over and have look at the amazing creations my very talented Christmas Design Team have made
Over at Just Magnolias/ Hanglar challenge this week they're playing Bingo, what a fab challenge theme ....I chose the top line across Gems, Distressing and Pin
and at Magnolias down under challenge its "Shabby Chic" use White
You can also see this card and lots of other Magnolia creations from the girls over at the Steel Magnolias

23 Mar 2011

DCD Mother or Friend

You still have 3 days left to enter the Die cut Dreams challenge blog the theme is Mothers day or Friend
Please pop over and join in the fun and enter for a chance to win,
Also you just got to go over and have look at the amazing creations my very talented Dream Design Team have made
Enjoy your evening
Hugs ...........

22 Mar 2011

Less is more for Men !!?

 Hi everyone hope you are all well today, what a gorgeous morning the sun has been shining and its been quite warm I think spring may have sprung !!
This week  over at the Less is More Challenge the theme is Make a "Male" card which I normally find quite a task and I avoid wherever I can !! lol but with inspiration from Mandi & Chrissie and popping round to comment on other entries in this challenge that also gave me lots of inspiration I managed to make 3 card for male family birthdays that are coming up in the next month.
And as Chrissie and Mandi have so many entries to comment on and I wanted to make a few cards I decided to put them all in one post so they only have to visit me once instead of 3 times.
For my first Male card above I started with a 5" square white card blank, I used a quickutz die to make the little VW Beetle car cut in Bazzil card and I mounted it on a couple of square mats cut with nestie dies the sentiment is from Pink Petticoat and I used 2 SU punches to layer it.
For my second card above I started with a 4" sq card blank, I used the same QK car die but instead of cutting with the nestie die I used it to draw round to frame the card the simple sentiment is an SU  stamp
And my last card I made is 5" sq, I used just 2 stamps from the "Sense of Time" Stampin'up stamp set I stamped the clock on Biscuit crumb card with Biscuit crumb ink cut it out with a circle nestie die and layered it on another slightly bigger nestie circle die cut cut in Baja Breeze I stamped the cogs directly onto the card blank with Baja Breeze ink, and used the same SU sentiment again.
Everything I used to make this card is from Stamping up I think this is a first for me not to reach for "Other Stuff"!!!  I was very controlled !! lol
Enjoy the rest of your day and have fun
Have a great day
Hugs..............

21 Mar 2011

Ooh-La-La Mother !!!

Over at the Ooh La La Challenge blog this fortnight the theme is Mothers day or special friend
Here on my DT card I have used a Pink papers from Fleur D' imagination CD -  (Pink Blossom folder) and is available from Oh-la-la Creations on-line shop
I hope you like it and I hope you will pop over to the Ooh La La Challenge blog and join in the fun you don't need to use Ooh-La-La products to join in the challenge but if you have then we would love to see them in your creations.
Plus you must see the other beautiful creations the design team have made using the Ooh-La-La Creations CDs.
 

20 Mar 2011

Tilda @ DCD Christmas Club

This week over at Die cut Dreams Christmas Club Challenge we have one of Karen's fab "Sketches" to follow with the theme Lilac & Lace
Please pop over and join in the fun and enter for a chance to win a Guest designer spot on the next Sketch challenge, Also you just have to go over and have look at the amazing creations my very talented Christmas Design Team have made
I have entered this card into the following challenges'
Just Magnolia & Hanglar challenge Fav colour combo
Magnolia stamp Lovers Challenge Die cuts
You can also see this card and lots of other Magnolia creations from the girls over at the Steel Magnolias

17 Mar 2011

Lost Contacts ............Help Me Please !!

Hi blogging buddies ........as some of you know over 2 weeks ago my laptop died on me and as I have cover with the Tech Guy company they came and took it away for repair ....well yesterday my beloved laptop came home with a new hard drive in it and the old hard drive in a doggie bag !!! so I've lost everything that was on it.
The most annoying thing is though, I bought myself an external hard drive to back up a year ago but hadn't bothered to back up my laptop to it since the end of last summer so all my photos etc and all the images/ downloads that I bought since then are lost I could cry, all my Sugar Nellie images and loads from Whimsey and I even bought 2 or 3 sets from Pink Petticoat just a while before and hadn't even used them :(  so let my bad luck (and stupidness !!) be a lesson to you girls ....Back up Regularly
Not only that I lost my IncrediMail programme with all my emails and contacts and I had stored all my snail mail addresses in a folder on there etc
So if you are someone that emails me or that I email or I had your snail mail address for orders or samples (or just for fun) or phone number please could you email me at kutnkut@tiscali.co.uk so I'll then be able to save your contact details again
Thanks for all your help

Digi Diva's Come Out To Play

 
It's time to get Digi with the Digi Diva's again !!! this time over at the Digi Diva's Challenge Blog the theme is "BOYS AND GIRLS COME OUT TO PLAY" ( we would like to a Children's Themed creation) so get printing out those digital images & sentiments and pop over and join us for some digi fun for a chance to win the fab prize that's up for grabs this time Heather Ellis , Heather has been kind enough to give us DT Divas her images to work with, so you gotta see the other DT creations wow have those gals got talent !!!!
You can also win sentiment is from our lovely Challenge boss Lynne from Sentiments 4 you please go over and have a look you'll find a sentiment for every occasion.
Have a great day ...........
 

16 Mar 2011

More Less is More

 I made this card above with the same shoe stamp as the card I made yesterday only difference is today I stamped on coloured card instead of white so I don't need to colour in the shoes and I found the perfect sentiment to go with blue shoes !!! instead of a pearl like I added to yesterdays card today I added a tiny blue gem to the shoe bow.
Now I made this card above as my 3rd and last entry for this weeks theme at the Less is More Challenge
 I thought I'd take Tilda off the page !! and as the theme is one layer I didn't use Copic Markers (as they sometimes soak into the card and are visible from the other side) I used Prisma pencils with sansodor and paper stumps to blend , as you can see I'm not good at colouring with this medium, I bought over 80 pencils a couple of years ago and I've used them .....well this is the 3rd time !! I have no patience with them.
You can also see this card and lots of other Magnolia creations from the girls over at the Steel Magnolias
Have a great day Hugs.........
 

15 Mar 2011

Less is More Style !!

Over at the Less is More Challenge this week the theme is "Off the edge" this is my second try this week.
This time I used a a sentiment stamp by inkadinkado and the sassy shoe stamp that I took off the page is by Impression Obsession , I coloured the shoes with Barely Banana stampin'up pen and just added one tiny little black pearl on the shoe bow.
I've been out today for a look round my new house with the building manager, the house is still not finished yet but I've got to say I loved what I saw and I'm assured it will be ready to move in 6 to 8 weeks time and its gonna take me that long to get packed up ...so I'm gonna be busy
Have a great day
Hugs..............

13 Mar 2011

Chipboard for Tilda

Hi Tilda Lovers!!! This time over at the Totally Tilda Challenge the theme is Tilda with Chipboard
Please pop over and join in the fun and enter for a chance to win the fantastic prize that's up for grabs from the lovely Nikki from Bunny-Zoe crafts,
Also you just got to go over and have look at the amazing creations my very talented Design Team have made
To make my Door plaque I die cut the base shape in chipboard and then covered it both sides with die cut card, I also die cut the crown and painted it with Rangers silver pearl paint Dabber , I cut a piece of deep purple velvet to back the crown and embellished lavishly with lots of jewels
Tilda is stamped on the oval die cut and coloured with Copic Markers, The Princess sentiment stamp is from Delish Designs.
I'm entering this into the Magnolia stamp Lovers Challenge they have the theme of Die cuts this week.
You can also see this card and lots of other Magnolia creations from the girls over at the Steel Magnolias

Less Be More Me Hearties !!!

Over at the Less is More Challenge this week the theme is one Layer - off the page
This is my card for this weeks theme I made it for the little boy next doors birthday he's 12 on Friday
I used a 5" square white card blank and the Stampin'up "Beware Pirates" stamp set , stamped in Stampin'up inks Basic Black, Cake Crumb, Baja Breeze and Marina Mist
Have a great Sunday
Hugs..............

12 Mar 2011

Be a Star @ the DCD Christmas Club

This week over at Die cut Dreams Christmas Club Challenge we want you to use "STARS" on your creations
we are sponsored this week by our lovely DT member Lynne over at Sentiments 4 You and Lynne has given the DT her digi sentiments to use.
Please pop over and join in the fun and enter for a chance to win the fantastic prize that's up for grabs this week, Also you just have to go over and have look at the amazing creations my very talented Christmas Design Team have made
This is my DT card for this week as I said the sentiment is from Sentiments 4 you, I cut the sentiment out with nestie dies and I cut the stars with a punch from Stampin'up. The actual 5" fancy edged card I cut out with one of my own design shape dies
Have a great weekend everyone
Hugs...............

 
 

8 Mar 2011

Less is More with Pastels

Over at the Less is More Challenge this week the theme is "Pastels"
This is my card for this weeks theme ...Ive gone very simple this week !! must be this cold I can't seem to shake off !!
I used a Martha Stewart deep edge vine punch cut in white card and Doodlebug Design Pastel colour Gems they are so sparkly, the stamp is from Stampabilities
Have a great day
Hugs..............
 

7 Mar 2011

Ooh La La for Men !!

Over at the Ooh La La Challenge blog this fortnight the theme is Cards for Men, this theme is the hardest theme ever for me I am pants !!! ha ha at making mend cards ...saying that I really enjoyed making this one while tearing and distressing so I hope you have as much fun having ago at the challenge.
Here on my DT card I have used a Passion for fashion CD it's available from Oh-la-la Creations on-line shop
I hope you like it and I hope you will pop over to the Ooh La La Challenge blog and join in the fun you don't need to use Ooh-La-La products to join in the challenge but if you have then we would love to see them in your creations.

6 Mar 2011

A Spring Garden Scene @ Die cut Dreams


Hi everyone I just wanted to let you know you still have just under a week to enter our challenge at the Die cut Dreams challenge blog the theme is "A Spring Garden Scene"
Please pop over and join in the fun and enter for a chance to win the fantastic prize thats up for grabs, Also you just got to go over and have look at the amazing creations my very talented Dream Design Team have made
 

5 Mar 2011

Sweet Sugar Nellie

 This month over at the Ellephantastic challenge the theme is "Cute & a butterfly" you gotta get on over there to see the lovely DT work Helen's design team have made.
Helen has very kindly asked me to guest designer for her this month and this is what I made
Helen not only runs this great challenge but she's also a fab artist you can buy her image and lots more Here at Helen's shop
I'm also sponsoring Helen's fantastic challenge each month so pop over to Ellephantastic challenge to see whats on offer for this months prize from my shop Die cut Dreams.
Have a great day
 Hugs

4 Mar 2011

Don't Be a Square coz "Less is More!!"

Its a lovely bright day down here in Gosport and although I still have a stinking cold the sunshine is making me feel better , let hope spring is on the way.
Over at the Less is More Challenge this week the girls have another fantastic challenge for us, Chrissie and Mandi want us to use 3 Squares on our cards
This is my card for this weeks theme not a great photo its a bit dark but its the best I'm gonna get this week as I still don't have my laptop and I don't have my photo enhancing software
I used a  a 5" square white base card and cute the squares with nestie dies the pink is cut from Bazzill swiss dot card and the grey is cut from SU DP the flower is Prima and the flock brad is from Doodlebug Design
The sentiment is from Stampin'up not sure which set as I keep a few I use a lot in a basket on my desk when I really should pop them back in their boxes ..... naughty habit !! he he
Have a great day I hope the sun is shinning where you are
Hugs..............

2 Mar 2011

Getting Fruity with Tilda !!!

Hi Tilda Lovers!!! This time over at the Totally Tilda Challenge the theme is Fruity Tilda for more details pop over and check out the challenge blog this time we are Sponsored by  Best Cardmaking Downloads My Lovely friend Nicky Lorch is very kindly offering the winner of this challenge any 4 downloads from her shop Best Cardmaking Downloads Nicky was kind enough to give the Totally Tilda Design team her yummy Cherry and Peach downloadable papers to work with for this challenge.
Please pop over to Nickys shop and see all her great designer papers
Please pop over and join in the fun and enter for a chance to win the fantastic prize that's up for grabs, Also you just got to go over and have look at the amazing creations my very talented Design Team have made
You can also see this card and lots of other Magnolia creations from the girls over at the Steel Magnolias

1 Mar 2011

Christmas Sketch

Oh I'm late again sorry I have had internet problems also my laptop died on me last friday so has gone away to get fixed (I'm using Woody's laptop until I get mine back) and to top it all I have a sort of cold/flu bug sore throat head ache you know the type !! roll on spring and sunshine
Any way this week over at Die cut Dreams Christmas Club Challenge we have the a special sketch for you from our Karen the sketch queen !!
Please pop over and join in the fun and enter for a chance to win a guest designer spot with us
 Also you just have to go over and have look at the amazing creations my very talented Christmas Design Team have made
You can also see this card and lots of other Magnolia creations from the girls over at the Steel Magnolias