Wednesday 31 August 2011


A quick card made from using Type me some flowery wishes digi image from Tiddly Inks.
I also used  Button twine and dewdrops from The Ribbon Girl

Monday 29 August 2011

Alter it .....

Ooops I'm a little late posting this, what with old age, bank holidays and the odd tipple of lager I lost track of time. Any way without further ado I shall tell you about this weeks challenge over at Cupcake

The lovely Denise wants us to alter it..... Pink Gem Designs are kindly offering one lucky winner, chosen at random, four Digital Images of their choice from the crammed full of scrummy Digi's Pink Gem Store!
Here is mine, I made a cute little box  from this

to this

I havent completely finished it as I have to add a name to the tag but just in case the person reads my blog I have left it off for now....

All flowers, leaves and bobbly bits  are from the Ribbon Girl  (thanks Mary and Andrea)

Tuesday 23 August 2011

Bookmark for adults only...

The challenge over at Tiddlyinks this week is to make a Back to School Bookmark .  Unfortunately the one I made  would be a danger hazard with its spikey antennaes so its for adults only.
used a rubber stamp  designed by Christy called Flutterby Huggabug   which can be bought from

I used Kraft cardstock by papermania, the image is coloured with copics and added a little bow with Button Twine which can be bought from the Ribbon Girl.

Monday 22 August 2011

Gift Card

This week at Cupcake  we would like you to  make a card and gift in one. The fabulous prize is 7 Digital Images  by Bugaboo stamps.  I used a shaped card from Which craft and made a little pocket inside to hold a gift card. I added little magnets for the closure.

Sorry for the few words but have not long back from spending the weekend with Mary and Andrea  the one and only Ribbon Girls. I am tired but a happy lady :)

Wednesday 17 August 2011

Buttons ribbon and free

This is my take on this weeks challenge over at Papertake where it is eyes down for a game of bingo. I chose, Ribbon, Button (shiney one) and free
Seam binding and button is from the Ribbon Girl, Paper from Raspberry road

Monday 15 August 2011

Birthday sketch and a treasure hunt ..

To celebrate Cupcakes third Birthday we are celebrating with  a Birthday Sketch Challenge (pic below)
Birthday Sketch 
We are very lucky to be
Sponsored by;

Crafty Emma's Store; £10 Gift Voucher

Cupcake Card and Craft; Soft Whispers Paper Collection

Digi's with Attitude; $10 Gift Certificate

Inky Impressions; One Stamp and a Goodie Bag

The Stamping Boutique; 5 Digital Images of the winner's choice

Tickled Pink Stamps; Either One Rubber Stamp or Two Digital Images of winners choice
And if that isnt enough to wet your appetite as well as  our Sketch Challenge, we are also having a Treasure Hunt.

To be eligible to win Treasure, you will need to leave a comment on the post you find the Treasure on.
 Pop over to the cupcake challenge blog to see what you are looking for .
Your comment will need to include your Inlinkz number (you will only be able to win treasure  if you enter this weeks Challenge). You will also need to add the picture of the Treasure to your sidebar, linking it back to Cupcake.

You can enter all three Treasures, if you find them, so long as you enter our challenge this week, leave a comment as above and include one treasure picture on your sidebar.

Winners will be randomly drawn from all the comments on the relevant posts, noon on Sunday. (So long as they have followed the rules!)

So before you pop off to make your card and to track down the treasure I will leave you with my card this week........
Enjoy treasure hunting :)

Wednesday 10 August 2011

Party games and prizes

As you know The Ribbon Girl is celebrating it's birthday during the whole of August and it would be a very dull party without a few party games - and party games need prizes!
This game will run until the evening of Saturday 13th August (UK time) and the winner will recieve 6 packets of small polka dot buttons in the colours of their choice. So what do you have to do? It's simple - just tell  The Ribbon Girls how many buttons you think there are in the jar.

Leave a comment with your guess HERE at the Ribbon Girls Blog   and the winner will be the first person on the list who guesses correctly or the first person who is closest to the correct number of buttons when the game closes on Saturday night.

Tuesday 9 August 2011

Tiddly Inks challenge

This week  Let's thank all those teachers out there in the world!
 Tiddly Inks
have quite a few school kid and teacher images in the shop, so Christy has created a search page for you...if you are looking for some school-related images as well as some fab creations from the Design team :)
For my card I used A plus avenger ( I just love these avenger images ). Not only do they look good but are not too fiddly when colouring .

Monday 8 August 2011

Sew Mad !!

It was my choice of challenge this week over at Cupcake Challenges and those who know me I very rarely make a project without having any sewing on it so its no surprise that I want you to make a project that includes some sewing  whether it is real or faux :)
We are delighted that this weeks challenge is being sponsored by
Paper Pretties who are kindly offering  Giving Thanks Sophia Stamp.

So here is my card

I stamped Toadstool Retreat by Tatty Button onto watercolour paper and coloured it with distress inks and layered it on top of cardboard painted witth distress paint  , fence by Magnolia and patterened paper by Raspberry road, all topped off with button twine from The Ribbon Girl The round sentiment is magical mini seals.

Hope you will all join in this weeks challenge x

Sunday 7 August 2011

Ribbon Girl blog hop winner...

And the winner of my Ribbon Girl Blog Hop is number 57    Lin   over at     who left a comment on 2nd August saying :
I'd love some ribbons and other good stuff - Happy Birthday!

You may not have won from me...but remember to visit all my lovely teamies and of course The Ribbon Girl Blog...who knows you may yet be a winner.

Congratulations Lin can you contact Mary and Andrea over at the Ribbon Girl and they will get your prize out to you .

Thursday 4 August 2011

Family Blessings.

It's time for another release at BY LORi Designs!
This time it's the

Lori has some brand new images for you and some re worked images.
Here they are................

Tuesday 2 August 2011

Gelled - a must see :)

Just a quickie to point you in the direction of the Tiddly Ink challenge blog  where this week the team have been making Gel cards. Now I had never heard of gel cards before and am amazed at how fab they are.............

Monday 1 August 2011

Ribbon girl blog hop - Prizes galore :)

Here is a chance to win prizes :)  The Ribbon Girl are celebrating their  birthday with a birthday blog hop. It starts  on 1st August and ends on 7th August.

The   Ribbon Girl marks the start of the  blog hop and then each of the DT will be giving a rainbow selection of ribbons, pins, buttons and charms prize to give away.

To be in with a chance of winning  on my blog all you have to do is leave a comment on this blog, then if you  hop off to the next blog which in my case is Jo's  leave a comment there you could be in with another chance.

Each DT member will  randomly pick the winner of a prize on our  own blog.

The list of DT members who  are giving prizes away are :

Ribbon Girl -
Andrea -
Nicole -
Tiets -
Dawny -
Vicky -
Kath -
Gail -
Jane -
Jo -
Mandy -
Jacqui -
Mary -

The more blogs you visit the more chances you will have of winning !

How old ?

First of all I want to welcome  Maarit who is joining us at Cupcakes.  More about Maarit shortly  and a chance to win a  further prize but firstly I want to tell you about this weeks challenge and news of our sponsors for  August over at Cupcake Challenges.
We dont have one sponsor this month but Three of 'em because Cupcake is three this month!
Crafts U Love
Prize: £15 Gift Voucher
Mo's Digital Pencil
Prize: $10 Gift Code
Sew Sweet
£10 Gift Voucher

This week we would like peeps to make Birthday projects for 18th, 21st, 30th, 40th etc.  The number must be included  on it!

We have a wonderful prize from Simon Says Stamps  who are kindly offering a
$20 Gift Certificate  to the lucky winner.
Below is my card I made for a sweet little girl who also will be three shortly.

But the prizes do not stop there. To celebrate Maarit joining us we are hoping you will pop over to Maarits blog, leave a comment and one lucky person will be chosen at random to receive this prize

I hope you will join us this week what is the start of our third Birthday celebrations.

For my card I used a Tiddly Ink digi image called Little Bugg. I coloured the bugg with copics, added a sprinkling of glamour dust, The number three chipboard piece has been painted with crackle paint. The hand made bunting has been strung onto the card with Devine twine from the ribbon girl.