Monday, 26 January 2009


Good morning everyone it's time for challenge two of the new challenge blog Sketch and Stash, and can I just say a big thank you to everyone who took part in the last challenge you all made some really great and different cards from the sketch. We had a amazing response with 85 comments so Thank you, hope you enjoyed making your cards with all your new stash Don't forgot to pop over to see who was our lucky winner of the love goodies. For this weeks challenge and we got a extra special prize up for grads!!!! (see below for details).

For Challenge 2 we have a Guest Designer spot available for Challenge 3 and Challenge 4. If you would like to be considered please add GD to your comment. And don't worry about "not being good enough" that doesn't apply at Sketch and Stash!! The GD call will close at Midnight on Friday as this will give the Guest Designer a full week to create their card, but you can continue to enter the challenge for fun until our next challenge on 2nd Feb.

Are you all ready then here's challenge 2's sketch to follow, use your new or never used stash on your cards and let us know what these items are, it's as simple as that!! You can pop over to the Sketch and Stash blog to check out the design teams cards for a little inspiration. For my card I have gone for a brown and pink toned card, I have used my brand new Forever Friends paper and a Penny Black stamped image which I had in a image swap. The embossed strips were made with my cuttlebug machine and embossing folder You can all these items on the glitterpot website. Can't wait to see what you all come up with and above all have fun!!!!.


Monday, 12 January 2009


Today is the start of a very exiting new challenge blog it's called SKETCH AND STASH, and it's run by the lovely BECKY. I have been choosen as one of the lucky design team members and hope you will join in, have some fun and help makes this a huge sucess.

The idea of this new blog is as follows...Every 2 weeks there will be a sketch to follow. You can rotate the sketch, resize the elements and add extra elements if needed.The second part of the challenge is to use your newest stash on your card. You can use a new paper, new stamp, new embellishments etc. They can all be new or just one thing which is new, that's up to you!When you're posting your card on your blog please let everyone know what your new item is, the make or manufacturer and a link to where you bought it from if possible!But most importantly, HAVE FUN!!

The first challenge for all your keen bloggers is to make a card using the following sketch..... You can make the card any size as long as we can still make the sketch out. Can't wait to see all the different and great design I know you will all make. Once you have made your card head over to SKETCH AND STASH, and add you comment with a link to your blog so we can pop by and see it. If you need a little inspiration you can check the other design team members cards out which are posted on SKETCH AND STASH now.
Here is my card, I have used HOT OFF THE PRESS kit which contains papers, flowers,ribbon and brads, you can buy from QVC, and the stamped image is my new item. I was the lucky wnner of the POLLYCRAFTS blog candy draw and won these wonderful Elves stamps if you woudl like to buy them head on over to POLLY CRAFTS.
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Thursday, 8 January 2009


This is my card I have made for the challenge this week 'EMBOSSING'. Sorry picture doesn't show it up too good but the yellow paper is dry embossed with my new sizzix plates and the green paper I have done resist stamping too. I stamped the flower patten with Versa mark ink onto the green paper then put clear powder over the top and heat embossed it with my heat gun.
The Penny black image was given to me in a swap, so I have water coloured and layed it up. To finish I stamped the messages 'Thank you'.