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Embellish It

Team A’s turn for the Let’s Ink It Up Challenge … I so look forward to these challenges … and for this fortnight we would like to see your creations with …
Embellish It
nice easy one this and I am sure there will be lots of masterpieces entered.
My DT entry is an easel card which was made from an envelope also made a matching tag which pops inside … lots of pics.

I loved piling all the embellishments onto this card and the stamping was so much fun.
Even used a delicate corner flourish stamp which I found in my stash and haven’t used for ages …
… you don’t want to know how much dust was on it … remember girls no digi’s allowed for any of the Let’s Ink It Up Challenges.
Onto the sponsor now and what you can win –
Annabelle Stamps

Andrea has so generously donated a $20 voucher to her store for the lucky winner.

Before I go I would just like to mention that Suzanne … our Team Leader and creator of Let’s Ink It Up … is missing in action at the moment,
but I am sure it won’t be long until she is back at the helm and keeping us all in order again.
Get well soon Suzannne and sending lots of cyber hugs your way.

Claire her trusty side kick is in charge at the moment and doing a splendid job. Thought it would be a case of … while the cats away … but no chance 😀
She is keeping us in check Suzanne and cracking the whip 😯
Now pop on over to see all the creations from the lovely Design Team.

Entering for – Sew Many Cards – They want to see your Easel Cards.


Meander On Over To Let’s Ink It Up

002Sorry this posting is so late, problems again with the computer, yet another hard drive has just been installed.

Happy Mother’s Day

Feeling a teensy teensy bit misey at the moment, I do so miss having my family around me, especially on occasions like this … ah well

What a brilliant response to the last Let’s Ink It Up Challenge let’s hope we can do as well with this one.

Team A’s turn this time and we would love to see your Easter Creations … just a quick nudge girls no digi’s allowed …



Our sponsor for this challenge is Scrappit who will be giving the winner of this challenge a $20 voucher.

I made an Easter Meander Book and totally enjoyed doing it, lots of stamping … (this time onto glossy card for a change, totally different how it blended but liked the effect it gave) … embossing and colouring with Pro Markers. Stamped and coloured the first Easter egg and then stamped and paper pieced the next. The cute little chick is also stamped and coloured, each page has an egg and chick on it. Also took some pics of a few of the tags which go inside the book, one of them has the stain glass window technique which I adore.



Inky Impressions Meets LIIU & The New DT

Wahooo what an exciting time for Let’s Ink It Up and what an amazing treat for blogland. Not only have we some fantastic new designers for you to visit but our challenges are now fortnightly with two fantastic teams. Sorry all you sweets out there but absolutely no digis allowed, rubber stamping is definitely what we want to see.

Our A team is kicking off the new show with challenge #10 SHOW US YOUR EMBOSSING with lots of stunning creations from the DT on display at Let’s Ink It Up

and an absolutely awesome B team will be with you on Sunday, 20th March with the challenge …. now as if I would tell you …


Say hello to our sponsor this fortnight Inky Impressions … Tanya will be giving away 1 stamp of your choice and a goodie bag … wahooooo

Embossing is the challenge this fortnight, could be dry or heat embossing … greedy me has both on my card.

I used two embossing folders, one for the outside … which I cut an aperture out so you could see her cheeky little face and one inside. Stamped and embossed this delightful image from Art Impressions … love it because you get to stamp a back and front view.

Entering for:

The Crafty Pad – Use a ribbon


His & Hers Cards

Wow long post because I have combined two DT cards but please scroll down and see Andrew’s Valentine’s card ….

Sunday here again and that means another Sentimental Sundays but today you get to see two cards because Let’s Ink It Up also has their monthly challenge so you get two cards for the price of one.

Now I mention price because as you know Andrew won’t buy me a card from the shops …. no no not because he’s mean …. well that’s what he tells me …. but because bless him he says they are not worthy enough for one so talented …. have you ever heard such a load of old waffle …. but I fall for it every time and love him to bits for even thinking it …. thanks hun …. shhhh don’t say anything, but I think the real reason is …. I spend so much money on crafting goodies that he thinks I should use them …. he has a point ….


Before I go any further I have to say the response for last months challenge was tremendous you gave all the DT’s a hard time choosing the winner and top 3 so we had to make it a top 5. I want to say another huge thank you to Suzanne and Claire for asking me to stay on as a DT member at Let’s Ink It Up, chuffed doesn’t begin to describe how I feel and also sad because we are saying goodbye to some very talented ladies who I wish all the best.

Anyways this is the card I made for myself, it is an easel for the Let’s Ink It Up challenge which is on Australian time and as you know they are way ahead of us …. we would love to see your Romantic/Valentine’s projects. This is the card I made for myself and I love it. Took a lot of working out for me to stamp the letters onto the shrink plastic and then to shrink them down so they fitted just right into the circle apertures and still spun around …. hey presto it worked they spin nicely. Used my Cricut Expression …. you know the one I am not very keen on …. but saw the lovely Summer In Paris Cartridge and couldn’t resist, stamped and embossed the lovely Sketched Lady and Eiffel Tower from Clarity stamps again, because it’s my card and I can, guess what else surprise surprise it’s a pink card.

We have two sponsors for this challenge, Whiff of Joy Stamps who have kindly given a Willow With Champagne Rubber Stamp and Mad For Markers who have donated a set of three markers, a pack of Xpress It Card and a Copic Swatch Book, what fantastic prizes for some lucky winner.

Time to run on over and have a look at all the superb inspiration from the other DT girls, leave a hugable comment and enter your lovey dovey creations.


Sentimental Sundays challenge this week is Valentines and here is Andrew’s Valentine’s card, cute eh. We are being sponsored this week by Deedee’s Digis and when I saw this cute image I just knew what I was going to make. A double easel card was needed for this project, printed off two images, changed one of them so they were facing each other then paper pieced both with lovely yummy bright colours. Both cards will look lovely on the mantelpiece next week. I really would love to see all your beautiful creations …. that’s the nosey part of me …. so mooch on over and see all the other DT girls creations, it would be great if you would leave some love and enter.

Entering for: Allsorts – Love Love Love
Stamp Something – Digi image wanted
Fussy & Fancy – No Red or Pink …. Andrew’s card definitely qualifies for this
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge – In The Roll Of A Die
Bring Back Beautiful – Use red or adorn with hearts


Playing With Acetate At Let’s Ink It Up



Before I get into my Let’s Ink It Up card I just want to say my I Feel Pretty card was chosen as card of the week at Phindy’s Challenge how cool is that. Note to myself must go back and check the challenges more often!!!

Check out the new logo at Let’s Ink It Up, they also have their first challenge starting today of 2011 …. yay …. Anything Goes …. good one to start the new Year off with and you have a whole month to enter, a teensy teensy little reminder girls no digi images allowed.

Wonderful creations as usual from everyone of the DT girls, they are just simply divine, hop on over and feast your eyes, not only at the projects but also at what you can win this month from our sponsor Zoe from Make It Crafty …. one stamp of your choice.

The first two images of my card doesn’t really show you that it is made from acetate, I think that’s because I photographed them with the wrong background cardstock, the inside image shows it much better. Really into the acetate but will try and improve the photography on the next project.

Wanted to try the new foam stamps …. which are really cheap less than £11.00 for the four, each stamp is 4″ x 4 1/2″ …. very impressed indeed, considering they are foam. Stamped the butterfly image from the set with Brilliance, Tiramisu which is a tri-coloured ink pad then embossed with clear powder. The flower is a decoupaged stamp which was in the sale at only £2.00. Stamped Anna Griffin butterfly four times with the same ink, twice onto matching paper and twice onto vellum, one for the outside and one for the inside, buttons, beads and ribbon from stash.


Entering for:


Let’s Ink It Up Meets Sentimental Sundays

Love all those tags.  When opened they all just bounce into life.



Surprise, surprise chuck Let’s Ink It Up Challenge is Christmas …. ha ha I know, only Cilla and us oldies will understand that one …. the twist this time round is to add Sparkle or Bling …. how easy is that especially at Christmas time. Only two weeks this time round for the challenge girls …. whoopee …. good ole Suzanne is letting us have time off for good behaviour …. oops sorry I mean Christmas.

All the DT’s have left you some lovely inspiration to look at, so go take an ogle and while there leave us your creations so we can visit you and leave lots of Christmas love & cheer.

Making this Sunburst mini album was fabulous …. found the tutorial here …. fell in love with it hook line and sinker, changed the album cover because I wanted a fold over front.

It is such a huge surprise when opened, the album bursts out to display all 7 tags inside. I used core card for my album and stamped holly leaves onto the V shaped edges before I put it together. When I was finished stamping, embossing, distressing, dry embossing …. used 5 different embossing folders …. each tag, I dabbed versamark all over, covered with holographic embossing powder and heated, also did the same to the back, wow do they bling and pop. Will be making this one again

Next is my easel card for this weeks Sentimental Sundays Challenge – Anniversary


Sorry about the sense of humour …. bit warped sometimes …. couldn’t resist adding the bit about the buns and admit it you had a little smile.

I particularly like Sentimental Sundays freebies this week and the winner also gets 4 individual sentiments sets from the Raindrop Echo Designs Whimsy Stamps Digital Collection and a custom watermark/signature set from the Custom Design at Whimsy Stamps. DT girls have all excelled themselves this week with such a varied selection of cards to give you tons of inspiration.

Another image from Make It Crafty called Ginger Housewife.

Entering for:
Make It Crafty Challenges – Anything But A Card