Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Sending Donkey Smiles.

Hi everyone.  Hope you area all well.

It's been a while since I joined in with a challenge blog just for fun, but I thought it was about time I got myself back in the game.  When I started to look at the current challenges going on, one in particular grabbed my attention, and for a very good reason.

Over at A Spoon Full Of Sugar they've been having a card drive for Michelle after a tragic accident which resulted in the loss of an eye for her.  The challenge actually officially ends today, so I thought I'd just about squeeze this little design in.


The cute little donkey image was produced by two of the Whimsy Stamp articts as a freebie for this very special challenge.  In return for this very generous gesture, they have set up a facility via Paypal whereby you can make a donation to help with the mounting medical costs that Michelle is facing.  This tragedy will obviously change her life dramatically, so please take a look at how you can help.

I used alcohol markers to colour the image, and all the cardstock is from Stampin' Up! as is the background stamped flowers and the '4 You' sentiment stamp. 
If you would like any information about Stampin' Up! or would like to order any products, I will be happy to help.  Just drop me an email at afewstampsmore@btinternet.com

Take care now, and thank you for visiting.

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Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Truly Scrumptious Challenge 37

Hi all, hope you are well.

Are you ready for another Truly Scrumptious challenge?  Well before I show you my card, I'd like to welcome Mandy, Lisette and Debbie to our design team, I hope you join me in welcoming them.  Thanks to everyone else who joined our design team call, I wish you every success in the future. 

Now on to the challenge.  This week we have a sketch from our lovely Dawn.  You have the additional option of using something recycled on your card too.  There is a fabulous prize up for grabs so why not pop along to the Truly Scrumptious Challenge Blog and take a look at the rest of the design teams work for inspiration.


Here's my card:
I downloaded one of the images from the fabulous Kenny K.  These are fab, funky images, really current and young.  I love them, they're great for young people.  I coloured the images with alcohol markers, and used designer papers on a background of Brocade Blue from Stampin' Up!


I used a little Crystal Effects on the ice-cream to make it look even mouth-wateringly delicious, then sprinkled a little Dazzling Diamonds glitter into it.  Yum Yum.

My re-cycled part is the little beaded dangly charm.  This came from an old Avon necklace I bought several years ago.  I always felt it was too short and never wore it.  It's perfect in it's new position.

I'm very pleased with how this card turned out.  If you would like to know more about my design, or would like any information about Stampin' Up! please feel free to contact me.  Many thanks for visiting, and happy crafting.  
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Sunday, 18 July 2010

Hi all

I do hope you are all enjoying your weekend.  It's been ages since I had a truly crafty weekend, but that's just what I'm doing this time.  As I work full time, have a family, pets, dance, and run classes and Stampin' Up! workshops, I've been finding it very difficult to fit everything in that I'd like to do.  You know, some quality 'me' time.  So I decided this weekend, would be for me. 

My middle son has now left home, so I have a spare room.  Well guess what....it's not spare now.  Yep, I've been turning it into a much needed craft and chill out room for myself.  I've been busy cleaning, painting, looking for storage (Ikea here I come) and surfing all your blogs to pinch the best ideas.  I just have to go out and buy the furniture now.  I'll post some photos when it's all done, so others can pinch my ideas too.

But for now, I've set up home, moved my craft stuff in, and as much spare storage that I have, my small tv/dvd player, ipod and docking station, and I'm as happy as a 'pig in muck'.  It's still in a mess, but at least it free's the dining table up. 

So on to my card.  I was asked to make a card for a colleagues sister.  It'll be her 60th birthday soon.  Now I do like making special cards, but sometimes find it difficult 'fill' a large card.  I turned to the very talented Kath for some inspiration, by visiting her blog.  Well she had an amazing 60th birthday card on there, which gave me the start for my card.  So thank you Kath, you're an amazing crafty inspiration.

 I've used a mixture of flower images, stamped in Stampin' Up! ink.  The colours are More Mustard, Creamy Caramel, and Apricot Appeal.  The cardstock is from Stampin' Up! too.  The text background is En Francais from SU and is embossed with white embossing powder.  The card base is Blush Blossom.  I love this effect just using stamps and no designer paper, something I'm not always comfortable doing.  But thanks to all those who inspire, especially the aforementioned Kath.

Have a good day, and thanks for visiting.


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Thursday, 15 July 2010

Help The Aged - Knit A Hat

Calling all you knitters out there. If you like helping charities, and can knit, then this is for you. Here in Greater Peterborough we're being asked to knit tiny hats for Innocent small drink bottles (not old people). For every one sold 25p will be donated to Help The Aged in this area. 

Now I know you area a generous bunch, and can think of ingenious ways to make your creation unique.  So if you have a little spare time, and a small ball of wool I'd love if you could join in.  I'm willing to co-ordinate the donations, and if you would like more information and free patterns, the follow the link below.

http://www.acpeterborough.org.uk/Fundraising.htm

I've already made one, and they take no time at all.  I'm going to make lots more to help the charity reach their target of 10,000.

If you are intrested in comitting to this worthwhile cause, then you can leave a comment on this post, or email me at pinkpoppycraftbox@btinternet.com so I know.  Thank you for your time xx

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Sunday, 4 July 2010

Papercraft Classes In Peterborough

This post is staying at the top of my blog for now.  Please scroll down for latest posts.

My first class will be held on Sunday July 4th at 2pm-4pm with a repeat on Monday July 5th 10am-12noon. The cost will be £10 per person, and all materials will be provided.
The stamp sets we will be using are:
Flight Of The Butterfly
Bloomin' With Beauty
and the colours:
Perfect Plum, Pale Plum and Old Olive.

Spaces are limited so you need to book by emailing me at
077 634 19822

and leave me a message with your contact details.

Take care
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