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Sunday, December 16, 2012

OSAAT Blog Hop

Good morning folks!
Guess what today is? It is BLOG HOP time at One Stitch At A Time!! I am super excited about this as it is my first time to be involved in a Blog Hop as a Designer. Each of my Design Team mates have made something fabulous to share with you and there are oodles of prizes to be won. Our Blog Hop runs from today through to January 5, 2013. Do you want to know how to win one of our awesome prizes?
To win a prize:
1. You can hop around to each of our blogs where you MUST leave a message on every DT blog. You have to hop to each blog in order as they are listed because each of us has a special letter for you to collect. The letters spell a word/words which you will email to Choccy when you have completed the hop. A lucky winner will win the full set of images used by the DT. ( There will be a super freebie for everyone that completes the hop )
2. By commenting on each of our blogs, your name is entered into a draw to win the digital image/papers that we have used in our creation. Thats right folks, each of the DT members have a prize to be won on their blog.
3. You can also enter the regular challenge on the OSAAT blog. If you use a Stitchy Bear image, you have a chance of winning a complete set of the digital images/papers the DT have used for the Hop. If you use a non-Stitchy Bear image, you could win one image used by the DT.

Here is what I made for our Blog Hop:
Front View

Outside Left

Outside Right

Glittery Eyelashes

Close-up of the bow and handmade pins

Card opened up

Inside Left

Inside Center

Inside Right

One Last Look

Isn't this image by Ike beautiful? She is called Poinsettia Fairy. For a chance to win this gorgeous digital image, just leave a comment at the bottom of this post.

Remember that I said you had to hop to each blog in a specific order? Here is the order:

Choccy DT Coordinator
Tracey  (that's me)

So, as I had said, each DT member has a special letter for you to collect. The letter I have to share with you is the letter "L". Your next stop on our hop is CG
Thank you so much for hopping by to visit me blog today!

Hugs xo

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Christmas Door

Good day!
I am getting super excited for this coming Sunday, December 16th.......I am a creating a card for my very first Blog Hop as a designer!! Only 4 more sleeps, where I live anyway, lol. Each of us even received special images to use from Stitchy and her wonderful team of Digital Image Creators. Wait till you see what each of us has made! And the prizes........OH BOY!!! You are going to love it, I promise :)

Well, enough teasing for now, I guess, lol. I really want to share another Christmas card with you. I decided to make this very clean and simple so that I didn't distract from the image. There is so much detail in my digi image that I decided to not even colour it this time around.

Here it is:

Close-up of tag


Image close-up
The challenge on right now at One Stitch At A Time is #143 - More Than 1 Fold and you have plenty of time yet to join in the fun.
Sponsor for this week is
With $9 to spend instore :O)
So treat yourself too this Christmas.
Now in order to win the main prize you MUST use an image that is available at the StitchyBear store now with over 2300 images. Theres something for everyone !! Including .99 Cent specials and freebies !! If you join us using a StitchyBear store product please put # after your name so our fabulous Choccy doesn't miss your entry :O)
You can still enter a card using a none SBDS image. But you will be in a separate draw. To win $3 to spend in our store.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Tiled Christmas

Good morning!
I'm here today to share a new technique with you for this month's challenge at the Technique Tuesday blog. Mynnette and all of the crew want to see your Faux Tile cards this month. Mynnette has a fabulous tutorial on the blog and it is super easy to follow. You have the whole month to complete your project too.

Here is my card:
Front of card

Sentiment tag

Bow, die-cut & pins


Another peek of the front
Be sure you pop by the Technique Tuesday blog to see all of the fabulous cards the rest of the crew made. I apologize for how yellow these pictures are. It has been so gloomy here for days now and no matter what I did, my pictures would not turn out nice at all.
Card Recipe:
Cardstock: Stampin' Up - red; Recollections - white
Patterned Paper: HOTP
Ribbon & Bow: my stash
Holly Berries & Leaves Die Cut: Michaels
Stick Pins: Handmade by me
Embossing Powder: CTMH
Ink: CTMH - New England Ivy
Sentiments & Image: Stampin' Up
Label Punch: Stampin' Up
Thanks for popping by :)
Hugs xo

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Rockin' Birthday

Hi everybody!
Sorry I have been away for a bit but I am here to share my DT card for this week's challenge at One Stitch at a Time. Challenge #141 .... Fabric, ribbon or Lace; a fabulous challenge for this time of year I think, especially with all those awesome Christmas cards that everyone is doing right now. I however chose to do a birthday card this time around, and give you all a break from red and green, lol. Can you believe that November is over in 2 days?? I sure can't!!

Well, here is this week's card for you:
Front of card

Close-up of torn & inked edges

Close-up of the Burlap I used as my fabric. Do you see the shimmer of the brown cardstock I used? I have several different colours of this shimmer cardstock.

The inside where I again tore my edges but I didn't ink these ones.
The sponsor of this challenge is
With 3 x Promarkers
To win this you must use a SBDS product. Dont forget to put a # after your name if you use one of our products in your entry so that our dear Choccy doesn't miss you.

If you want to enter using a none Stitchy Bear Digital Store product/ image then thats fine...

But you will be placed into a separate draw for a $3 gift voucher to spend at our store
I have some exciting news to share with you.......

OK our last challenge of the year will be 16th December. We hope you are all ready for some fun ? Our final challenge will be a blog hop hop hop !! Yes lots of hopping over 3 weeks :O) Dont forget to come back then, for all the details of the fun , freebies and prizes to be won. Our DT and Creators are so excited about our hop.

Card Recipe:
Image: Pookie Designs - Rock On
Ink: CTMH - Cocoa
Medium: Copics #B00, 02, 05, 21, 24, 29, C1, 3, 5, 7, E000, 00, 21, 23, 29, 31, 33, 39, R32, 35, 39. I also used Sakura Gelly Roll pens in Silver, Gold & Red.
Sentiments: CTMH - Curly Sentiments & My Stamp Box - Everyday Lines
Fabric: CTMH - Burlap
Cardstock & Patterned Paper: Recollections

Challenges I am entering:
Pile It On: #48 Anything But a Christmas Card
Paper Pretties Monday: #67 Anything Goes
Here Come the Boys: #41 Birthdays Only
ATC's & Cards With Attitude: #27 Anything Goes or Autumn/Winter
Make it Monday: #117

Thank you so much for dropping by today. Please be sure you visit all of our lovely DT and leave them some hugs too. Don't forget about our upcoming Blog Hop!!
Hugs xo

Thursday, November 22, 2012


For all my USA friends...
Stay safe, happy & healthy :)
Hugs xoxo

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Frosty & Friend

Good evening! How is everyone tonight? Do you have snow yet? I don't and since it is the end of November, I'm starting to get a little bit worried. We have had a couple of very light flurries but nothing has stayed yet. It has been WARM too; too warm for this time of year. The Blue Jays are here though and they want their bird seed.
So, tonight the card I am sharing with you is full of snowflakes and awesome blues; my favourite Christmas colours. I made it up for my DT card for this week's challenge at One Stitch at a Time. Challenge #140 is 'Use a Digi' and this time I tried something totally new for me. I used DIGI PAPERS for the first time, and I loved it! These are so great. You can shrink or crop them to print out just the portion you want which is fabulous. It was my turn to pick the digi for Nataliya and I this week and wait till you see the digi papers I picked for us; they are beautiful.
First of all, here is the card I made with them:
Front of card

Frosty really sparkles.

Inside left

Inside right
Nataliya's card is very different from mine again so you have 2 great ideas for working with these papers. Be sure you pop by all of my DT sister's blogs and leave them some love too :)
The sponsor for this challenge is
With a £10 voucher to spend in store
To win this you must use a SBDS product. Dont forget to put a # after your name if you use one of our products in your entry, just so that Choccy doesn't miss you.

If you want to enter using a none Stitchy Bear Digital Store product/ image then thats fine...
But you will be placed into a separate draw to receive a $3 gift voucher to spend at our store
Card Recipe:
Patterned Paper: Panda Bear Designs - Baby Its Cold Outside Digital Paper Pack (8 different prints. I used Argyle Pattern, Hills & Trees, Plaid Paper)
Image: Stitchy Stamps - Catch Me
Medium: Copics #B32, 34, 39, BV000, 00, 01, C1, 3, E000, 00, 21, 23, R20, V000, 01, 04, 06, W1, 3, 5, 7, YR02, 04, Blender
Cardstock: Recollections
Sentiment: CTMH Happy Christmas
Ink: CTMH Moonstruck
Die Cuts: Stampin' Up Framelits - Labels
Glitter: Stampin' Up - Dazzling Diamonds
Ribbon: Dashes, Dots & Checks
Snowflake Border: Martha Stewart PATP - Aspen Snowflake

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
 Fashionista Challenge: #9 Blue Christmas
Forever Friends Fortnightly Challenge: #49 Use Ribbon or Twine
Sparkles Christmas Challenge: #22 Contemporary Color Combo

Thank you so much for joining me tonight. I just love all of your visits.
Hugs xo

Friday, November 16, 2012

Angelic Sparkles

Good afternoon Blogland:

Today, I want to share my card for the current challenge at Crafty Cardmakers with you. The challenge this time is to make a card using atleast 2 dies or punches or 1 of each. I chose to use 1 die and 1 punch. Lin has 2 fabulous prizes this time for 2 lucky winners. But first, lets have a peek at my card :)

Card Front

The ribbon I used is quite sparkley but my camera wasn't co-operating to show it.

Doily & Bead trim

Close-up of my flower, gems and the border I punched  out.

Here you can see the glitter I added to her wings and a close-up of the die I used to die-cut my image.

Inside of my card

Would you like to see the awesome prizes for our challenge?

Please remember to check the rules and make sure you follow the criteria.
Mr. Linky is set to block anyone that doesn't link back to Crafty Cardmakers and to the actual post being entered, so if you have problems please check first that you have linked correctly.
We are sponsored by Hobby Art with this fabulous prize of two stamp sheets

CSS005 - Floral Bird House


CSS006 Nesting

CSS006_Nesting_small WM

We are also sponsored by Milk Coffee Digital Stamps
with a prize of 5 Digital Stamps

You must have your card linked up to the post at Crafty Cardmakers by Nov. 24th to be eligible for a chance to win a prize.

Card Recipe:
Image: Milk Coffee - Charlotte at the Cloud
Medium: Copics #E21, 23, 29, N0, R000, 01, 20, RV10, 13, 17; Sakura Gelly Roll pens in Gold, Silver & Clear Star.
Image die-cut with Spellbinders Floral Oval die
Doily: Wilton
Cardstock: Recollections
Patterned Paper: DCWV
Flower: Prima
Gems: Dollarama
Ink: CTMH Cotton Candy & Chocolate
Pearls: So-Facile
Ribbon: Holiday Joy
Sentiments: My Stamp Box - Everyday Lines & CTMH - Card Chatter Christmas
Pink Strip: punched using Creative Memories Border Maker - Twinkle punch

Challenges I am entering into:
Crafting Life's Pieces: Sketch #53

Sparkles Forum Christmas: Contemporary Colour Combo
Forever Friends Fortnightly Challenge: #49 Use Ribbon or Twine
52 Christmas Card Throwdown: November Colour Challenge

Thanks so much for stopping by to see today's card. Be sure you visit the blogs of all my Crafty Cardmakers team mates and leave them some love too.

Hugs xo

Monday, November 12, 2012

A Cup of Thanks

Hi Blogland:
I am back to share my second card for this week's challenge at OSAAT. This week is all about 'Giving Thanks' so with the holidays coming up, I thought I would make a Thank You card that is perfect for a Christmas Host/Hostess.

Here is my second card:
Front view

Dimension of card.

Close-up of Liquid Applique & Flower Soft

Sparkley :)

Card Recipe:
Image: Beary Dust Stamps - Hot Chocolate
Medium: Copics #B12, 63,66, 69, E31, 33, 39, G05, R22, 24, 29
Cardstock: Recollections
Patterned Paper: DCWV
Ink: CTMH Chocolate
Ribbon: Dashes, Dots & Checks
Glitter: DecoArt Glamour Dust Crystal
Pearls: CTMH
Sentiment: CTMH A Little Thanks
Pom Pom & Fur on hat: Flower Soft Delphinium Blue
Whip Cream: Liquid Applique
Image cut out with Spellbinders Labels 17 die
Challenges I am entering:
365 Cards: Day 253 Thrift Thursday (Good Deal - patterned paper was 1/2 price, 1 year stash item is Liquid Applique)
Paper Pretties Wednesday: Thank you cards
A Die For A Sketch: #6 Sketch (I rotated the sketch for my card)

Thanks for dropping by to see my card. Be sure you visit all of my wonderful team mates and leave them some love too.

Hugs xo

Under the Sea

Good Evening Bloggers:
How was your weekend? Mine was prodctive; I got 3 cards made. Two of them are for this week's challenge at One Stitch At A Time where the theme is 'Give Thanks'. The reason I made two cards for this challenge is because our leader Choccy had posted that she was short a card and was looking for a volunteer to make an extra card. I never pass up a chance to make an extra card. Choccy, Stitchy and all the creators do so much that I don't mind helping out when they need it.

I was priveledged to choose an image from Kassal Digi Stamps, the newest creator to join the Stitchy Bear Stamps team. I have to admit, this image gave me a bit of a run for my money as I knew how I wanted it to look but it took a bit to get there, lol.

Here is my card:
Full view.

Close-up of the top.

Close-up of image and my 'coral'.

Side view to show the dimenson.

Close-up of the bottom.

The whole card again.
The sponsor for this challenge is
To win this you must use a SBDS product. Dont forget to put a # after your name if you use one of our products in your entry.Just so that Choccy doesn't miss you.
If you want to enter using a none Stitchy Bear Digital Store product/ image then thats fine...
But you will be placed into a separate draw to receive a $3 gift voucher to spend at our store.

Card Recipe:
Image: Kassal Digi Stamps - Oingo Octopus
Medium: Copics #B00, 02, 05, BG72, 75, R20, W1, 3, 5, YG11, 17 and CTMH Watercolour Pencils Blended
Cardstock: CTMH
Patterned Paper: Recollections and My Mind's Eye
Sentiment: CTMH - A Little Thanks
Seashells: Michael's & Dollarama
Sand Dollar Charm: My stash
"Coral": A Buck or Two
Ink: CTMH - Ocean
Baker's Twine: Stampin' Up - Island Indigo
Waves cut with Creative Memories 'Wave' Border Maker.

I am submitting this card to the following challenges:
Paper Pretties Wednesday - Thank You cards
365 Cards - Day 249 Super Sketchy Sunday

Thank you for stopping by :)
Hugs xo