Oops, meant to do my blog yesterday but it just went totally out of my head! It's been a good week for me in terms of blog challenges. I got top 3 at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge (#138 - Use Numbers). I won with my male card which was made for my wife's nephew Caleb. I also won at Crafty Purple Frog (Anything Goes challenge) with my Tilda and Edwin card, I am particularly proud of this win because I love my Tilda stamps so much and it's great to get a bit of recognition for your work. I have just this minute entered the above card into the Digi Doodle Shop Challenge and at the top of the page is an announcement that I have won their challenge too! Caleb's 21st card is proving to be a bit of a lucky charm this week! I'm so glad so many people seemed to like it.
On to this week and my card is another Magnolia stamp, Tilda with Mistletoe (with added star shaped rhinestones on the mistletoe!), which has been around for quite a while now but is still one of my favourite stamps because she is so cute and I love her pockets filled with Christmas goodies. The backing papers are (of course) Basic Grey, but I am at a loss to say which ones because I grabbed them off my table without really checking first!! I have been forcing myself to make cards this week because I really want to get ahead of myself with my I ♥ ProMarkers challenge cards as I always seem to be rushing them out at the last minute and I've started this year with a more dynamic attitude, there's no way I'm going to let stuff get to me as much and I am going to be more pro-active with my card making, it's something I love doing and yet I started treating it like a chore!
This week has also been great because I got all my brand new Nesties from Create and Craft who had the most amazing deal. You know what it's like when you see a big offer, there's always at least one or two dies that you already own which makes you think twice about how good a deal it is. Well C & C were selling a set of 11 dies for a really good price (plus it was split over FOUR months!! Bargain) and we didn't own one of them, which is amazing because I own so many Nesties it's embarrassing really. The following day they were selling a set of brand new dies not available anywhere in the UK yet and I just had to have them too! There's a set of tea cups which are so pretty and also double up as tulips. There are some dresses and tailor's dummies which are perfect for Jo, I'm sure she is going to make some really pretty cards with those. The final set is called wavy lines and they are just perfect too, so all in all its been a fantastic week and I can't wait to use my new toys and show you what I've come up with.
Have a great week and I will see you again soon,
Entered into Charisma Cardz Challenge #3 - Pretty In Pink
Craft Us Crazy Challenge - Valentine/Love and/or Animals
Digi Doodle Shop Challenge #92 - Anything Goes
Christmas Challenges (with Sketches) #18 - Winter hols + stamped image +punch/diecut
Creative Belli Challenge #135 - Frames (Make It Fancy)
Freshly Brewed Challenge #80 - Snow/Winter
Inky Impressions Challenge - Heart You!
Little Red Wagon Challenge #117 - Winter Wonderland
Simon Says Challenge - Anything Goes
52 (Christmas) Card Throwdown - Embellishment Challenge #1 Rhinestones
Basic Grey Challenges #61 - Favourite Things
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge #57 - Just Make It Square
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturdays Challenge - Anything Goes
La-La Land Crafts Marci with Dinosaur
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