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Sunday, 31 October 2010

Cowgirl Sunday Stamp'en Challenge - Bring on the BLING BLING

Hope everyone enjoyed the blog hop last week, the winner has been announced over on the Cowgirl Sunday Stamp'en Challenge blog, hop over and see if it is you.

This week we would like to see your cards over the top with BLING BLING and we have NEW RELEASES from CJ at Cowgirl Up Designs, all the new images have a fall theme.  There will be a discount on the new releases for more details hop over to the challenge.

My image is called FALL AFTERNOON.  It was a pleasure to colour and I really enjoyed colouring all the leaves in Autumn colours.  I used a cream base, coloured with Promarkers and Copics added bling with my gold Sakura Calligraphy pen, and gelly roll pen.  I then punched leaves out to form a border which I backed with shiny red paper and after all that effort you can't really see any of it on the photo.  The punched out leaves were coloured with gold pen and distressed ink and 3D randomly on the image.  I used the sketch from Friday Sketchers #126.
Our winners sponsor this week is Delicious Doodles hop over and take a look at Teri's great images
The winner will receive 3 images of choice
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The Winners Badge to display with pride

The TOP 3 will each receive 1 image of choice from Cowgirl Up Designs
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The TOP 3 Badge to display with pride

To see what the other Posse members have been upto go to the buttons at the top of my page and click it will give you the links or you could hop over to the Challenge and see all the Posses fantastic creations.

CHALLENGES
Friday Sketches #126 - sketch by Claudia
Crafty Creations #91 - Halloween or perhaps Autumn
Paperake Weekly - Bright and Sparkly (it does shine 'onest Guv)
Craft Your Passion #29 - Add glitter and sparkle
Simon Says Stamp - Punch 'em 

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Cowgirl Sunday Stamp'en Challenge - HALLOWEEN BLOG HOP

Good morning everyone, This week is the Cowgirl Sunday Stamp'en BLOG HOP and it's a big one but the prizes are fantastic.  

If you arrived here from Marianne's blog you are on the right track if not please hop back to the challenge blog and start your incredible journey.  If you are on track you will need to hop over to Rosalien blog to continue.

The rules are simple you have to make a card for the challenge, leave a comment on all the Posse's blogs (we will be checking) and make a note of the Posse card you like the best and then leave a comment on the challenge blog with your choice. Here's mine

I drew a pumpkin template and cut my card accordingly, I then shaded it with distressed inks.  I wrote the sentiment on my computer.  The fantastic image is PUMPKIN SETTING  by CJ at Cowgirl Up Designs I coloured it with Promarkers.

There will be a special draw for a grab bag of goodies and images for anyone who uses a Cowgirl Up Designs image.

If you don't celebrate Halloween we would like to see you use an image from Cowgirl Up Designs and your name will be added to the special draw. (please see the challenge for full details)

Our Sponsor this week is Crafty Ribbons
The winner will receive a bundle of ribbons
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2 images from Cowgirl Up Designs
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Winners Badge to display with pride on their blog

Top 3 will each received 1 image from Cowgirl Up Designs
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TOP 3 Badge to display with pride on their blog

I hope you enjoy the BLOG HOP and I can't wait to see your fantastic creations.
Have a wonderful week.

CHALLENGES
Crafty Creations Challenge #90 - colour challenge - red, green & brown
Moving Along With The Times #69 - Anything goes - Letraset are sponsoring this weeks challenge and the prize is a set of Promarkers and fine liner pens
The Crazy Challenge #37 - Halloween
The Creative Cottage #25 - Halloween


Sunday, 17 October 2010

An Apology + Cowgirl Sunday Stamp'en Challenge - sketch by Alison and make your own DP

Firstly a big apology to everyone.  I have been unable to comment on peoples blogs due to personal reasons and I really miss visiting everyone.  At the moment I am only posting my DT work on Sundays.  Hopefully I will be able to get back to normal in a few weeks.

Now onto my DT work for the Cowgirl's Sunday Stamp'en Challenge.  This week we were asked to make our own designer paper.  I am hoping this passes as making my own because I can't make another.  The digi papers I have used are from Creative Cottage Designs and the tiled image is from CJ at Cowgirl Up Designs.  I used Paintshop Pro to colour the image and Word 2007 to manipulate it into a tile backing for my pictures.
I've blanked out the faces of the girls as I don't have permission from their parents to publish them.
Our sponsor for the winner this week is
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Winners Badge to display with pride

TOP 3 will receive 1 image of choice from Cowgirl Up Design
+
TOP 3 Badge to display with pride

Hop over to the Challenge blog to join in and press the buttons at the top of the page to see the Posses fabulous work.

CHALLENGE
(I could only find 1 to enter.  I really should plan ahead)

Just Inspirational Challenge #16 - a stamped project it can be either ink or Digi 



Sunday, 10 October 2010

Cowgirl Sunday Stamp'en Challenge - Girly Girl with pearls + pink, green or purple

I hope everyone is having a great weekend.  Hopefully when this goes out I will be doing some Geocaching, it is their 10th year so on 10/10/10 they want as many people as possible to log a cache to see if they can beat their record of 56,654 people logging a cache in 1 day.  

Anyhoo, onto this weeks challenge at Cowgirl's Sunday Stamp'en Challenge, the theme is Girly Girl with pink, green or purple (or all the colours as I have).  I have aimed my card at a very young Girly Girl, hence the use of the pastel colours.  I have tried to go for a quilted, folksy look but the stitching leaves a lot to be desired.  

The image is a gorgeous butterfly from Cowgirl Up Designs. For the background I cut squares and painted them with some cheap (£2.99) shimmer paints from The Works, I've had them years and they are still going strong.  I then cut the squares diagonally and stuck them onto the square card. The stitching was done with an Inkessential white pen, it was dark and the pen didn't show up straight away so the stitching is atrocious.  The pearls were made with a Viva pearl pen.  The sentiment was made on the computer and put on sticky pads to raise it up.
See what I mean about the shimmer

This is after I added the sentiment and it was dark and no flash

A close up of the gorgeous butterfly with pearly bits
Our sponsor this week is POLLYCRAFT
The winner will receive £10.00 voucher to spend in the Pollycraft Store
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Winners Badge to display with pride

TOP 3 will receive 1 image of choice from Cowgirl Up Design
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TOP 3 Badge to display with pride

Hop over to the Challenge blog to join in and press the buttons at the top of the page to see the Posses fabulous work.

CHALLENGES
Create4fun challenge #63 - use a digital stamp on your card or project
Cute Card Thursday #133 - Make your own (I made my own background hope this     counts)
Wild Orchid Challenge #7 - Stitch it up - real or faux

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Cowgirl's Sunday Stamp'en Challenge - Anything Goes - Halloween Release

This week at Cowgirl Up Designs CJ has a new releases for Halloween.  There will be a 20% sale on the new releases for this week so hop over and grab yourself some truly wonderful, spooky images.  

If you hop over to the challenge blog you will see what the Posses have done with the new releases.  Unfortunately there was a problem getting my image to me so I have used another of CJ images and hopefully coloured it to pass as Halloween.

I have used one of CJ's images and the backing papers are from Creative Cottage.  I have coloured the image with Copics and Promarkers and gone over the cobwebs with a Sakura gel pen.  I hand cut a cobweb and spider then used a white Inkssentials pen to draw in the eyes and smile (couldn't leave it without a smile).
Our Sponsor this week is
This time around the WINNER will receive
"4 IMAGES OF CHOICE FROM CJ"
and the TOP 3 will receive
"2 IMAGES OF CHOICE FROM CJ"


CHALLENGES
MAWTT #16 - Fairy or Fantasy
Delightful Challenges - Colours - Purple, Green & Black
Alphabet Challenge - W for Wings

Hop over to the Cowgirl's Sunday Stamp'en Challenge blog and see all the fantastic creations by our wonderful Posses