Sunday, 25 October 2015

Pumpkin Exchange Blog Hop!

You have reached your FINAL stop on the hop! We hope you all enjoyed looking at our amazing goodies (maybe you could play along next year too). 

So what is the PUMPKIN EXCHANGE? This year Betty organised for us to spend at least 25 dollars on Halloween inspired goodies for a secret partner. She provided a fantastic image which can be found HERE in Simply B Stamps store (look in the exclusives section and grab it before its gone forever). We found out who our partner was and set off buying gifts for them. My secret partner was Liw and I did a little bit of stalking to find out what her style was. I found out she made jewelry so I sent her over a beautiful bracelet with her other goodies. See what else I sent her by visiting her blog! 

Then something wonderful happened! My package arrived! I was sooo excited and couldn't wait to open it! 

I wasn't disappointed! My PUMPKIN EXCHANGE partner was Liw and here is her amazing card!

I couldn't believe how many goodies she managed to cram into the bag! It was stuffed full with decorations, confetti and my favourite thing in the world... CHOCOLATE and Sweedish chocolate at that! I have enjoyed eating every single cube! Thanks Liw!! Here's what was inside my package:

Now pop back to stop number 1 and maybe even visit the store ;)

Here's the Hop list incase you missed it: Make sure you visit every stop along the way!

Donna: no blog will be featured on the SBS blog
Janell: no blog will be featured on the SBS blog 
Jenn: no blog will be featured on the SBS blog

Friday, 23 October 2015

A Betty Special

Betty over at Simply Betty Stamps had some fantastic news recently and released this special image. This card is for her son Christian and his NEW bride Yazmin. I didn't want to post my card till after their wedding. Their colour scheme was lime, black and cream so these were the colours I chose for my card. I selected some papers from Far Far Hill and distressed the edges with the help of Tim Holtz using the tool and old paper ink pad. Next I printed some Halloween paper from Michele R Designs onto vellum. I cut out the spider and added it to the top corner leaving the spider free to jiggle in the wind.

Paper - Far Far Hill, Halloween 6x6 digital papers by Michele R Designs & Paper Pizazz HOTP Vellum Swirls
Embellishments -Hobbycraft gemstones
Sentiment & Image - Simply Betty Stamps coloured with ProMarkers

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenges - #102 Halloween
Crafts 4 Eternity - #249 Halloween
Crafty Catz - #298 Monsters - Spooky or cute
That's Crafty Challenge Blog - Haunted Halloween Challenge
Dragons Lair Designs - Halloween
Pattie's Creations Design Challenge - #115 Fall/Halloween
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog - #115 Halloween
Art with Heart - Hauntings & Holidays
Inky Chicks - #58 Halloween
4 Crafty Chicks - #269 Halloween

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Congratulations Monster

In the spirit of Halloween I used this cute monster for my congratulations card. I chose pink as its breast cancer awareness month here in the UK. I layered up lots of pink papers and added some glossy accents to the monsters glasses. I finished off my card with some coordinating pink candi. 

Paper - Craftwork Cards
Embellishments - Candi from Craftwork Cards
Sentiment - Tattered Lace mini die set
Image - Pinwheel Monster from 2 Cute Ink coloured with ProMarkers

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
Crafty Boots Challenges - Pink
Oh La La Creations - Pretty in pink
Cutie Pie Challenge Blog - #92 Pretty in Pink
Glitter 'N' Sparkle Challenge Blog - #158 use some pink
Di Di Designs Challenge Blog - too cute to spook
Crafty Catz - #297 anything goes
Southern Girls Challenges - let's celebrate
As You Like it Challenge - Monochrome or colour and why?
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges - #277 make it square
Create and Inspire - #31 anything goes
Creative Moments - #79 anything goes spots and/or stripes
Craft Your Passion - #283 anything goes
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenges - #102 Halloween

Friday, 9 October 2015

Simply Create Too #96 Halloween Colours

I'm very lucky to be a new member of Simply Create Too Design Team! Our challenge this week is #96 Halloween Colours and I just had to use one of my new Halloween Digis from Simply B Stamps (Betty is the queen of Halloween and has some fantastic digis) paired with some beautiful papers from Michele. I coloured her up in typical Halloween colours and love how she turned out! 

I used my Tim Holtz distressing tool and old paper ink pad to age the edges. I finished off my card with some bat embellishments from my secret pumpkin (find out more about this on Oct 25th) and a flower created with Heartfelt creations tattered blossoms and Spellbinders foliage and a beautiful rhinestone. 

Pop over and see the other fantastic DT makes or join the challenge

This beautiful card is listed in my shop - The Occasional Crafter on Zibbet

Paper - Halloween by Michele R Designs
Embellishments - Rhinestone from Hobby House & Bats from my secret pumpkin (find out more about this on Oct 25th)
Sentiment - Simply B Stamps
Image - Witches Brew Portrait from Simply B Stamps coloured with ProMarkers

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges - #276 sassy ladies
Wicked Wednesday - #179 Trick or Treat
Whimsy Stamps Challenge Blog - #86 atg or Halloween
The House That Stamps BuiltRepeat Impressions WIW Color Challenge ~ Orange, Lime & Purple and/or Black
The Shabby Tea Room - #261 BOO-riffic
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - atg twist 2 different patterned papers
The Corrosive Challenge Blog - #234 Halloween bingo (I went diagonal) 
Crafty Calender Challenges - Halloween
Scrappers Delights Challenge Blog - fall/Halloween
Dragons Lair Designs - Halloween

Friday, 2 October 2015

'Aurora' Spring butterfly

I've always loved this image and I was lucky enough to win her! I waited until I was on my advanced skin lesson on my Kit & Clowder course as I wanted to do her justice.

I wanted to keep this card simple so I only embellished it with gemstones and a little glitter.

Paper - Core-Dinations
Embellishments - Gemstones & waterfall Stickles glitter
Image - One of my challenge wins - Aurora Spring butterfly from The East Wind coloured with ProMarkers

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
Aurora Wings Challenge Blog - #18 anything goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - teens and tweens
Robyns Fetish - #283 Square or rectangle cards
Craft Your Passion - #281 always anything goes
Eureka Stamps - #160 anything goes
Sweet Stamps Blog - October anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - #264 CAS
Addicted to Stamps - #164 CAS
Addicted to CAS - Dream

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