Sunday, 28 November 2010

Dezinaworld Everyone Wins Prize Give Away Challenge

I've finally made my card for Dezinaworlds Everyone Wins Challenge.  June is very kindly giving everyone who enters this challenge a prize.  You have to use one of June's images but she has loads of freebies in various styles.  I used this image for a wedding card.  My OH's cousin is getting married and I thought this would be perfect for them.  It used to have French writing at the bottom which said, Bonne Fete, which I think means Happy Birthday so I cut that off.  I have used various silver papers, which I got from 'Home Bargains' for 89p.  There is a holographic one which I used at matting and a mat silver with little glittery spots for the main mats.  I coloured the edge of the card with my silver Sakura pen.  I'm really pleased with how it turned out and I hope you like it too.  I will be adding a Wedding sentiment when I find one.  I've never made a wedding card for someone before.
Dezinaworld Everyone Wins - Use one of June's images
One Stitch at a Time #41 - Celebrate in Style, Bling It Up

Monday, 22 November 2010

Anything Goes at Creative Cowgirls Challenge #1

Just a quick reminder, we are having an "Anything Goes" for our first challenge over at Creative Cowgirls Challenge.  Our sponsors are Bombshell Stamps and Delicious Doodles.

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Yeeee Haaa It's Creative Cowgirls First Challenge.

I'm so excited as this is the first Challenge for the CREATIVE COWGIRLS.  This challenge will be held fortnightly and the DT will be using our Sponsors images.  We have some amazing Sponsors lined up for the coming months.  

You can make any project as long as it goes along with the theme/sketch for that challenge.  We need to see new postings (no back linking).

Our Challenge this fortnight is an easy one, it's an
ANYTHING GOES (see we are already spoiling you).

Our Sponsor this week is 
click on picture to go to Bombshell Stamps
I made a little scrapbook for my daughter using Tim Holtz big dies to cut the pages.  It is of her 9th Birthday at the local stables.  (Forgive the horrible photos the light has been atrocious)

I have enlarged some of the images I have used on the pages.  These images were beautiful to colour not too complicated but with plenty of detail.  I also used one of the images to make a small card using a Nestie for the base and mats.  The papers are from Creative Cottage.
I was also playing with photoshop and Word 2007 Publisher and made this card.  All the images are from Bombshell Stamps and the papers are from Bearly Mine

Now onto the thing we are all interested in.  
"What can I win?"
The prize for the winner is
"All My Heart" Stamp Set from Bombshell Stamps
The Winners Badge to display with pride

The TOP 3 will each receive an image from Delicious Doodles
TOP 3 Badge to display with pride

Hop over to the CREATIVE COWGIRLS CHALLENGE and join in, you have two weeks to enter the new challenge starts on 5th December.

Challenges I have entered
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Autumn Skies
One Stitch At A Time #40 - Celebration (My Daughter's Birthday)
Delicious Doodles #1 - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Don't Forget


Sunday, 14 November 2010

My Mum and Me

This is a LO of my Mum and Me.  It was taken on my 18th Birthday and I was presenting my Mum with a bunch of flowers for organising my birthday party.  At the time I wanted to have a 21st party not an 18th but I am glad my Mum persuaded me as just over a year later she died of Cancer.  This is one of only a couple of photos I have of my mum as when my OH & I moved from the house I was born in I seem to have lost all the old family photos.

I am entering this LO into DEZINAWORLDS SPOT PRIZE CHALLENGE - Mother and Child.  Hop over and join in any project is accepted as long as it a new post and follows the  theme.  June is also have an EVERYBODY WINS CHALLENGE just follow the link to find out all the details.

Friday, 12 November 2010

Blog Candys in memory of Amanda Mary

more than 1 candy to win
Leigh and a few of her blogging friends are having a blog candy in memory of a special blogging friend who died last month.

a very special Lady

Amanda loved scrapping and was an active member of UK Scrappers.

If you would like to join in/donate a prize hop over to Charity Crafter's blog

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

**************GREAT NEWS**************


The challenges will be every 2 weeks and we (the Creative Cowgirls) will be using our sponsors images.  There will be theme/sketch to follow but you may use any image.  I will give you more details at a later date.  I hope you're as excited as I am.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Dezinaworld - Everyone Wins - Prize Give Away Challenge

I have copied this from Dezinaworld's blog, hope you don't mind June.  June sells (and gives freebies) of a fantastic eclectic mix of images and collage sheets and her DT is awesome.  Here are the details of her most recent challenge.
I am thrilled to say that I am almost at the 300 followers mark with this blog and would like to say a huge thank you to all my followers and also I would like to celebrate by  issuing you all a challenge with a difference. The difference is EVERY single person that joins in the challenge will win a prize to spend in my store. YEP you read it correctly . I may be mad, but I am a happy soul and love to give back and have fun so please join in and get yourself a prize just for doing what you love most ...... creating.
1/ Create a piece of art  ... CARD/ATC/ANY PAPER CRAFTS or other physical art ( Sorry no digital this time ) Using a Dezinaworld  Image - If you havent yet purchased any you can use any of the many DEZINAWORLD FREE PRINTABLE  IMAGES HERE 
2/ Make sure you are a follower - If not, then add to follow
3/ Make a post on your blog mentioning the 'Everyone Wins Challenge and  a photo of your creation
4/ Please tell all your friends so they dont miss out 
5/ Enter by adding your details to the inlinkz box below
  -----Deadline is 4th December ----- 
And last but not least .... have fun, I will also be making a feature of theTOP 12 creations on the main Dezinaworld site.

Hop over to Dezinaworld now and join in the fun.  I will be posting my project later, I need to think and that takes a long time.  Hope everyone is having a great weekend.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Don't tell my OH about this!!!

Just a quick post I've been playing with Photoshop and my pictures. I'm too mean to pay for digital scrapbook layouts so I've been having a play.  These aren't exactly fantastic but I really enjoyed playing and am learning new things daily.  The title of the post is because if my OH knows I have posted this LO he wouldn't make me a cup of tea for days.

The photo was manipulated in Photoshop Pro by my daughter who was 10 at the time and I have made it into a transparent .GIF so I could put it onto a Creative Cottage background.  The lipstick and brooches were from a collage sheet I won at Dezinaworld I cut them out changed the colour and made them into .GIFs and added them as embellishments.  I was supposed to be entering it into Dezinaworld Spotprize Challenge 'Hot pink and silver' but got the dates wrong and missed it.

These are photos are of my daughter when she was in the panto 'Frankenstein the Panto' in January this year.  She played a school girl, a ghost and a bat.  The papers are from Creative Cottage.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Cowgirl Up Designs and Cowgirl's Sunday Stamp'en Challenge

Hi All,  I just wanted to let you know that Cowgirl Up Designs and Cowgirl's Sunday Stamp'en Challenge sites have been closed by the owner.  I had an e-mail yesterday to say they were closing.  Thank you to everyone who participated and if CJ decides to re-open I will let you know.  I was very proud when I was asked to be a member of the Posse and will still be using CJ's designs as they are some of my favourites.