Sunday, 24 October 2010

Snowmen!

Hi everyone

Well hope you are all busy with your christmas cards, November is fast approaching! I'm still getting stock ready for the first xmas craft fair coming up in a couple of weeks.. been busy colouring in lots of stamped images tonight as well as cutting out decoupage, below is the one I'm colouring in at the moment with promarkers and decorating the baubles with glossy accents, which are just drying...

Below are two cards I've just finished using the kanban topper sheets. You get 2 images on the sheet, so I matched the blue toppper with some blue & white paper and embellishments, and the beige topper with some dark red... Decorated with some punched snowflakes (large dovecraft punch) and some ribbon. I also added some extra glitter too.
I'm entering this card into the ALLSORTS challenge...

Allsorts Challenge - Spots and Stripes... (dp)

And then I'm entering this card into this challenge...


I've also been blog-hopping tonight and trying to get involved with some challenges as I go along with the christmas cards. Hope to be back with some more cards tomorrow...enjoy your crafting!
Nicola

Friday, 15 October 2010

Christmas Cards...

Hello everyone.
I've officially started the Christmas Cards!! I have been making the occasional xmas card to enter challenges and to have a go at using the new crafty bits I've bought for xmas but...I haven't started my proper list of cards which I make for the craft fairs every year. So now all the xmas stuff is together I have started a few cards. I've been using some of the new festive seasons Do Crafts, in the gorgeous pink, lime and red colours, will post those up tomorrow.
So onto my challenge card for today. It's a LOTV topper, which are fab value, only £2.00 for 20. They're lovely quality and 300gsm too. I also used some of my new Kraft card (brown corrugated card) and the paper's are DOCrafts Forever Friends double-sided card. This card is being entered into the following challenges:
LOTV - Bev's Sketch (Fab!)
Simon Says Stamp! - Recipe; 3 embellishments, 2 papers/1plain and 1 image
Papertake Weekly - 3 of a kind, (papers/cardstock)

Here's my entry for WOYWW this week, you can see what kit I have been woking with here and just see the 2 cards on the printer. This is usually how my desk ends up after a card making session, a mess!!
I plan on posting up as many christmas cards as I can now in the next month or so, and hopefully enter a few in some challenges at the same time. I'll let you know what materials and so on I use in case you may want (need!) to get some too! I'm on a countdown now till my first fair in the first week of November so need to get cracking! Don't forget to pop over the Sketch n Stash to get involved in the new challenge which started on Monday. Follow the sketch and let us now what your new or old 'stash' is... and check out the fab DT cards too!
Bye for now,
Nicola

Monday, 11 October 2010

And the winner is....

Hi everyone


Well I've randomly chosen the winner of my blog candy, using the good old-fashioned 'picked out the hat' style, lol!!! So I put all the names in a box, and chosen one at random and the winner is......


...Whisper


The xmas goodies are on their way to you!! If you could send me your full name and address to mail@trulyuniquedesigns.com and I'll post it to you asap...


Thanks for taking part everyone, spk soon


Nicola

Blog Candy Closed...

Hi everyone, hope you are all ok.

I firstly just wanted to thank everyone who has entered the blog candy, left lovely comments and followed my blog. I was surprised at the response, as it has only been a short blog candy, so thanks again. It is now closed and I will announce the winner soon...

Well I pleased to say I'm finally back to the card-making. I've had to put it to one side in the last week :-( because I have had lots of wedding stationery to make and organise my display for a wedding fair this last weekend :-) So now I've finished that I can catch up with the challenges and everyone's blogs!

So today we have a new challenge starting over at Sketch n Stash. You may have to wait a few days to see my DT creation as I was a little late with the card, oops! Still you can pop over and see all the other fab DT creations from the other ladies on the challenge. This week we are sponsored by Simon Says Stamp and we followed a fab sketch by Jill. There's also a chance to join us as a GD on 2 future challenges, so come join in and the winner will be announced in Challenge 47. It's a great team and a fab challenge blog so pop over to the blog and see all the details of how to take part!






Here is my effort...

I used a new stamp set I bought for £3.00 reduced from £10.00, so a great bargain and used promarkers, glitter, pearls from WOC, and other bits and pieces from my stash. I tweaked the sketch I little because I don't have an oval die-cut for my cuttlebug yet...but will have to get one soon!


I'm off to catch up on this week's challenges, I'll be back later tonight to announce the winner of the candy... See you then


Nicola

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Blog Candy Time!

This post will stay at the top of the blog until October 10th when the blog candy closes. All recent posts will appear below this one.

As promised here is my blog candy! A couple of weeks back I was asked to join the Sketch and Stash Challenge Design Team, so to celebrate my first DT position, and because we are getting ready to start our Christmas cards, I thought I'd offer some pre-Christmas candy.

It consists of;

12 6x6 Dovecraft Christmas Papers - Traditional Theme

2 x lengths of Patterned Ribbon in co-ordinating colours

Small bag of Card Candy, red, white and gold

LOTV Christmas Stamp - 'All Wrapped Up'


All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is;


1. Be a follower of my blog,
2. Post the details of this candy on your blog with a link to it (sidebar is fine)

thank you :-)

3. Leave a comment on this post, with a link to either your blog or leave contact details


And remember if you don't have a blog, you can still leave an e-mail entry...

I hope you all understand, the blog candy is only open to UK and Ireland residents due to postage costs, thank you.

Blog candy will close at midnight on October 10th, and I'll announce the winner the next day
Good Luck everyone!!!!

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Thanks everyone!!

Hello everyone

Well I know I've not posted in ages, mainly because I've been so busy getting reading for a wedding fayre I have this weekend, but as I'm nearly ready for it, I should be back this week with a card or too hopefully!

Thanks everyone for entering my blog candy, posting about it on your blog or becoming a follower and generally for leaving lots of lovely comments on my work. It's nice to read them all, so thanks everyone :-)

Hoping to get involved in some challenges this week too...don't forget the blog candy closes on Sunday, so enter if you haven't already...Still been blog-hopping though this week and reading all the updates just haven't had enough time to actually make some cards! Lots of lovely cards out there and don't forget I'll be back with another DT card on Monday for Sketch n Stash... Spk soon

Nicola

Monday, 27 September 2010

Sketch n Stash Challenge 45...

Good afternoon all, hope your are all well.
Today we start another new challenge over at Sketch n Stash. This week we are sponsored by Whimsy Stamps, who are offering a fab $15 voucher to one lucky winner!

So this week we followed one of Sue's fab sketches...

And this is my card... using 'Daisy Butterfly' digi, I coloured with promarkers and made two identical butterflies and decoupaged the top one with 3d foam. I tweaked the layout a little, (because I put the paper fold on the wrong side to begin with!) My new stash is the digi image and my old stash is the punches which I have had for years. The little pearls are WOC, which are new because I went and ordered about 10 different packs (because I just couldn't which ones?!!!)

So there's this week's card... come and join in here, follow the sketch, feel free to tweak or move around as long as the main layput is followed, let us know what your new/old stash is and be in with a chance of winning that fab prize! Check out the fab DT cards too...

Need to finish off some DIY wedding invitation samples now, see you soon