Sunday, 31 May 2009

Dottie's World- Coffee & Cream

I've been a bad blogger this week, in fact I've been bad with everything! I've had a week of doing nothing and I feel so much better for it! But I'm here now with my challenge card for the Dottie's world challenge. This is the brief from Karen;

The challenge is simply "Coffee and Cream with spots or stripes" - and a Charmed download of course
Here's what I came up with...

I kept it nice and simple but i think it turned out OK. I used one of the cat downloads from Charmed Cards and Crafts and some left over scraps of paper cut with my Sizzix heart die for the base. I wimped out a little bit with the spots or stripes aspect but I hope it counts, I went for the spotty design on the cat and used my spots embossing folder for the cream paper but you can't actually see it very well on the picture.

We have our four new designers starting today so please pop over to Dottie's World and give them a big warm welcome.

Sunday, 24 May 2009

Dottie's World Challenge - Buttons or Beads

It's been a busy week over at Dottie's World, we've been having a party to celebrate our first birthday, If you haven't payed along with the games you should go for a look, there is loads of candy up for grabs.

Staying with Dottie's World there is a brand new challenge today and it has been set by Adele, here's what she said;

Buttons or Beads....I have tons of them but rarely use them ! Dig deep into your crafty stash and embellish away. It doesn't matter how you use them, as long as they are visible on your creation. If you haven't got any (!!!!) improvise!Only other "rule" is that a Charmed Download must be used.

I decided to go for buttons AND Beads.......
The papers and the chip board buttons are K&Company - Blue Awning. The image is Holly in London from the Holly & Madison World Tour digi stamp set, I've paper pieced her to make her blend in nicely.

I made the sentiment to go on the front but it wouldn't fit so I put it inside..

I adore these chip board buttons, I think they're really classy.

Why not pop over to Dottie's World to see what the rest of the team came up with and check out those party games whilst you're there. xxx

Saturday, 16 May 2009

Dottie's World

Hi folks,
If you have tried to visit Dottie's world and haven't been able to get in don't panic, it's closed for refurbishment! LOL. The grand re opening is tomorrow morning so you don't have long to wait.
Sorry for the inconvenience.
Louise xxx

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Cute Card Thursday Challenge

The challenge over at CCT this week is to use numbers or letters, I went for H for Helen my sister-in-law............

I wanted to get the effect of Annie's feet really dangling, I think by cropping the card like this I've managed to achieve it.

The papers and embellies are from We R Memory Keepers and the Acrylic stamp is Annie Sitting Pretty from Charmed Delectable Stamps.

I've been a bit poorly this week so I haven't got much done at all but I really did enjoy making this card this afternoon.

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Birthday Celebrations!

First of all before I tell you the news I want to share a card with you that I made for the Delectable Stamps blog...

The image is one of our newly released Acrylic stamps, Purrfect Annie with Kitty. The papers are Basic Grey. Our Annie's a little cutie isn't she!

Right onto the news, Dottie's World is celebrating it's first birthday and it's party time!!
We're giving away sooo much amazing candy over the celebration week, here's the invitation...

Pop over to Dottie's World to see how you can get your crafty mitts on some of this stash!

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Dottie's World Challenge - Charmed!

Hello Folks,

I'm sorry I've not been around for a while, I've been quite busy sorting out something very special and exciting for Dottie's World, be patient, you'll find out really soon!

Speaking of Dottie's World, that's why I'm here today. It's Juliet's turn to set the challenge and she wants us to use one of the Charmed downloads and some real charms on our creations, she wants to see some dangling!
Here's my card....
The image is Lady Pusskins and the papers are from My Mind's Eye. As you can see I manged to squeeze two charms on mine but with the Charmed download I guess we have Charmed X 3!

I think it adds a really nice finishing touch when you decorate the inside of cards, I really must do it more often.

Thank you for looking, please pop over to Dottie's World and see what the rest of the team have come up with.

Sunday, 3 May 2009

Dottie's World Challenge

It's my turn to set the Dottie's world challenge this week and I've gone for an inspirational photo....

I love to see how different people interpret it, the outcome from the DT is really diverse, I find it dead interesting.

I was inspired by the green and purple and the swirly nature of it. Here's what I came up with.....

I cut the scalloped card and all the swirls on my Silhouette. i printed the Madison image out with the background added digitally so that I didn't have any cutting out to do.

I added some glitter to her tights and scarf for a little bit of pizazz!

If you fancy playing along pop over to Dottie's World for some more inspiration.

Enjoy the rest of your bank holiday weekend.

Louise xx