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Farewell Crafty Krafts Blog.. I have officially moved my blog to Here, As i am wanting to step away from my blog associated with my store.
Please help me with the move.. And update my links on your blog, and not forgetting to re add yourself as a follower on here.

Martine is celebrating her Blogaversary she can't believe its been a Year!, Once you have seen Martines work/blog you will be hooked with stalking her. This girl has come so far in the Year she's been blogging... and Im glad to be friends with her.Help Martine Celebrate her Year of blogging and pop over and pay her a visit. Martine is offering a HUGE Supply of goodies to 1 lucky person who entry's her candy for her sweet blog being 1 Year Old.

Click HERE to see Martines Candy & Blog

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Paula from PollycraftDesigns has some lovely candy on offer, She has just released a New Range of stamps called "sherbert" And i so want those stamps! But I'm on a big ban @ the moment as the credit card is on mega melt down so i must behave myself this Year *sobs* If your like me and have just seen these brilliant stamps then head on over HERE to enter in to the win the Set of 9 stamps! Yes 9 Stamps!!!

(Candy Closes on 1st Feb)

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Do you Need Advice/Tips on what Colours work well together with Stampin Up? Which card will make a colour combination with another in the Stampin Up range? Then look no further there is a brilliant site HERE that will help you out.
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Stampin Up Candy

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well it is now offically the 1st of Oct, which means stampin up 2009-2010 catalogue is due out woohooo!!! i can not wait to see what there is this time.

and whats more 3 lovely ladies or giving away some stampin up goodies, check them out HERE, HERE and finally HERE


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Altered MatchBox

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Here is an altered Matchbox for one of the swaps i was in.......
At first it seemed easy???
But then we had to fill them up with things, So their i go thinking oh thats easy just a few bits here and there,
The little devil matchbox turned into a bottomless pit!!!
but i did actually enjoy doing it, very simple and a nice treat for somebody......

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Magnolia Vs Stampavie *Week 9* - Give a Little

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Over @ Magnolia Vs Stampavie, This week we have a Gift Challenge going on....

The challenge is as followers:

*Week 9* Give a Little

It’s now After the Run-down of Christmas and your all starting to relax,

How about a Gift Make?

Make a Handmade Gift, Perhaps you want to send more than a just a Thank you Card to somebody?

Or Possibly have a last minute Christmas Gift to give to somebody who you haven’t seen yet?

Maybe like myself have a birthday to prepare for and want to make that extra special Gift from the heart?

Perhaps you got a last minute Christmas Gift to make, for somebody you not had a chance to see over the Festive times?

Whatever the Reason, Make us a Gift and enjoy the Challenge.
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So i made a Gift Tin for a Family Friend who we hadn't had chance to see for Christmas as they don't live in the UK, We got to see them and i handed over a Altered Paint Can that was filled with Treats for them.

I wasn't able to get a photo of the actual tin i gave, as i had forgot in the excitement.
But i did the same tin as the one in the photo not so long ago for Lorraine as a little gift.
The only difference was Tildas Hair was coloured slightly different.


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Pringle, Soft Center - Sugar Bowl Challenge 1

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Finally found some "me" Time to be able to get a card done.
I have lost my mojo at the moment i seem to be out of practice making cards etc .
which is really frustrating, I don't know why but i don't feel as excited about crafting lately but hopefully that will improve with the more i start getting back into my crafting.
First thing first is to finish the new blog make over I'm doing on here, and then move my blog over to a different address.

Here is my card i done for the Sugar Bowl.

Challenge 1 - Sketch by Tiets
Below is my Card i have done following the Sketch above.



I really enjoyed making this card once i got over the frustration of not remembering techniques and feeling like i was starting from sketch as a newbie crafter lol.


I used a mixture of matting and layering, along with Embossing and Distressing with Inks.


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Working Progress

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Please excuse my work in progress for a while, I am very busy stream lineing all my "work" and stuff, and decided i needed a new Blog that wasnt involed around work related things ie my store
Im not sure if i will keep it on the Craftykrafts name yet or move over to another name, which i might well do so shortly , but at moment the blog looks a little bare until i complete it all.

Hope you all had a lovely Christmas xxx

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Magnolia Vs Stampavie *Week 1*

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Well its time!
Our Very first challenge on Magnolia Vs Stampaive is now up and away
I hope you enjoy the new look blog and have fun taking part in this challenge blog,
and if like me i hope you able to free up a bit of time now the challenges are combined



This week i am, as in me Donna ( Crafty Krafts )

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Is Giving away £20 worth of goodies from my store, of your own choice!
Which includes your p
ostage
(excludes Sarah Kay Stamps)
www.CraftyKrafts.co.uk

To be in for a chance to win the above prize you must leave your comment linking to your work
(See FAQ's on how to do this)
By no later than Saturday 8th Nov 10pm (UK Time)
Winner will be Announced on Sunday 9th Nov

Now for the challenge..........

*Week 1* Sketch it!
Our First Sketch of this Blog was Done by our very on JayJay
Below you will see a Sketch,
Please make your work using the sketch as a guide,
You can Rotate the sketch & Even resize the Elements if you would like,
But do not move the elements around!
As long as we can still see the original sketch layout and it can be easily recognised then that is fine!
Please Remember your work must contain one of the stamps that can be found on this list Here!




Don't forget to go check out the blog and all the other Designers, They done super work!
Some have even used the New Sarah kay stamps that aren't even released to the public yet! ( lucky devils!)


Recipe i have used,
Stamps: Magnolia
Ink/Colour: Faber-Castell Polycromos
Paper: Basic Grey & DCWV Winter Wishes
Cardstock: Stampin' Up Whisper White
Ribbon: From Stash
Accessories: Dovecraft Brads, Paper Flowers, Cosmo Cricket Christmas Rub-on
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Cupcake Craft - Challenge 11

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There's a Hole in my Bucket

This weeks Challenge was set by Jenny on the Design Team,
She choose a Hole in my bucket
I want people to make their card etc with a Hole in it - It could be an aperture card, a shaker card or anything aslong as it has a Hole in it!
I don't really mean for it to be a bucket, That's just the song!

There is a Prize up for Grabs this week on Cupcake Craft Challenges, 1 Lucky Person will receive a Bag of Around the World Brads, Cool yeah?

So what you waiting for get over to Cupcake Craft Challenges and join in!

Oh wait scroll down and take a look at my Design Team piece for the challenge this week first though please.


This card was a challenge in itself for me again,
Firstly as i haven't been well all week this is the first time i have attempted to do any crafting in over a week ( nearly 2 weeks)
Another thing is my Darling Partner brought me some Stampin' up goodies when i wasn't myself,
He got me some Whisper white card, I heard people mention this saying how it was brilliant with the sansdour stuff? personally i didn't believe it as i got on "ok" with the Papermill Linen card(front/backside depending on the look i wanted)
When i say OK , i mean its OK but it hasn't made me jump for joy and want to pick up my expensive pencils and do more , BUT Now I'm officially in love with my new Stampin up Whisper White card! everybody is right it glides so well , its just the perfect thickness for cardmaking ie for images, Nothing smudges, nothing bleeds, it just Glides!

Sorry i got excited over White card then!

Back onto my card for this weeks challenge...

The other reason it was a challenge for me is , its an A4 card again ( A3 folded in Half )
And it was the first time i have really used my pencils on a card and I'm so pleased with the colouring,
The Chair on the card i used a little Anitas 3-d Gloss, Over the "wood" to give really nice Rich Shiny wood effect, it gives the "bevelled" feel to the chair and makes it come to life.
I have also bevelled the Whiff of joy stamp onto the chair so she isn't laying flat, But i forgot to take a picture of that to show you.

Using my new Cuttlebug ( another new toy from my Partner )
I have tons of Cuttlebug Embossing boards, so it was time i got to use them?
So out comes the Christmas Tree, embossed behind the chair so it looks like she is sitting in front on a Christmasy day drinking her hot drink in front of the tree, The Tree has a slash of Green Gemstones on.

For my "hole" i have used 3 Eyelets, and also The Scalloped Edge at the bottom of the Green paper has Punched Holes in.

Hope you like it



Recipe i have used,
Stamps: Whiff of Joy
Ink/Colour: Brilliance Black, Faber-Castell Polycromos, Sansdour
Paper:Basic Grey, Bazzill
Cardstock: Stampin up Whisper White Card
Ribbon:Chatter B-O-X
Accessories:Eyelets, 3d Anitas Gloss, Stampin up Metal Bookplate & Brads
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