Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Flower Show Entries

We have had some beautiful entries to our July Blog Challenge 'Flower Show' which have been sent in by email.

This first one is an 8"x8" card created by Alison Drummond-Jones and features papers from the Kaisercraft 'Miss Nelly' range.

 This is a 12"x12" layout created by Sue Wilkins and features papers from the Prima range 'Sun Kissed'.  Sue actually sent in three layouts, all gorgeous, but unfortunately I seem to be having some technical difficulties with uploading the other two (I will work on it!!!).

You just have a few hours to get your entries in if you wish to have a chance of winning a £20 Bellaboo voucher.  Full details of the challenge can be found here.

Happy crafting!

Kate xx

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

More Flower Show

Hello Everyone

Well the weather has been extremely hot here in the South East of England and we are just not used to it!  I love a bit of summer and sunshine but can't cope when the heat gets up into the late 20s and 30s!  Clearly I am never happy but hope you are wherever you are :).

This is a reminder about our July Challenge 'Flower Show' and you have just over a week to get your entries in as it closes at midnight on the 31st July.  I also have some more gorgeous ideas from the Design Team.

'Box Frame' by Wendy Gay

This stunning box frame created by Wendy uses papers and embellishments from the Prima 'Engraver' range together with Walnut Stain Distress Ink, Glossy Accents (used on the flower stem) and Yorkshire Dales Mega Flake with FlitterGlu.  Full details can be found on Wendy's Blog.

'Our Flower Show' by Martina Gardner

Martina has used the beautiful new papers from Echo Park's 'Beautiful Life' range to proudly showcase her hanging baskets photo.  Flowers abound in this layout from the photo itself to floral papers and diecut flowers and even a trellis complete with climbing roses - lovely detail.

'Bloomin Great' Card by Tracy Harris

This sweetly pretty card uses a few different stamp sets.  The sentiment is from the 'Blooming Great' Stamp set, the flowers from the 'Clockwork' Stamp Set and the swirl from the 'Wild Meadow' Stamp Set, all by IndigoBlu.

'Wisley in Bloom' by Nicky Parry

This beautiful double-page layout by Nicky is another profusion of flowers, mainly, this time, from the photos.  Nicky has also used the beautiful new Echo Park range 'Beautiful Life' and used the reverse of 'Stripes' paper which as you can see is a more subtle stripe.  Many of the embellishments are from the Beautiful Life range and the washi tape is from the October Afternoon 'Woodland Park' range.

As you can see, there is a broad range of ideas and the 'Flower Show' theme really lends itself to an open interpretation.  Full details of how to enter can be found here.

I hope you have a great rest of your week and Happy Crafting!

Kate xx

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Butch it up!

Hello Everyone,

I wanted to share with you this great layout created by Deb Whittaker.

'Cycle in the Woods' by Deb Whittaker

Deb has used the 'Bunny Tail Trail' paper from the Woodland Park range by October Afternoon in conjunction with some scraps leftover from previous layouts she has created using the Attitude range by Kaisercraft (the 'Center Parcs' lettering is also from the Attitude range).  What I love about the layout is that because the photos are of her two teenage sons she has 'butched' up the cute Bunny Tail Trail paper with the strips from the Attitude range, giving the effect of cycle tracks, which really works and even the addition of the flowers, which because the colours all tie-in, doesn't make the page too feminine at all.  Love it!  Thank you for sharing Deb.

Don't forget that we have our July Challenge 'Flower Show' going on throughout the month so make sure you get your entries in; full details can be found in our previous post.Thank you for sharing Deb. 

Have a great day!

Kate xx

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Flower Show July Challenge

Hi Everyone

I cannot believe we are already in July; where does the time go to.  Really sorry I have been so remiss at blogging - there has been an awful lot going on at home over the past few weeks that my crafting has definitely taken a back seat :(.

Anyway, onwards and upwards and I am really excited to tell you about a new monthly challenge we will be having.  At the beginning of each month we will give a theme and you can create a layout, card or off-the-page item that fits in with the theme and submit it by clicking on the inlinkz icon at the bottom of the blog post.  We will randomly choose the winner and you can enter up to three times as long as they are different creations.  The winner will win a £20 Bellaboo e-voucher, so definitely worth entering :).  All that we ask is that one of the main products you use on your creation is a Bellaboo product ie a stamp, patterned paper, one of our kits, a mask etc and mention this on your Blog post with a link.  If you don't have a blog you can still enter, just send me an email with a photo of your creation.

The July Challenge is....


This can be a layout with photos of a Flower Show, floral papers used in your creation or perhaps a floral stamp, the choice is yours.  To get you started we have some creations from the Design Team:-

'Just for You' Gift Box by Nicky Parry

Nicky has used the 'Park Drive' Monthly Kit to create this beautiful box and the Wild Meadow Stamp Set on the sides and tag.  The box will have cards in and makes a beautiful gift.

'Hinge Card' by Wendy Gay

Details of Wendy's beautiful card can be found on her Blog.  
She has used flowers and papers from the Prima range 'Engraver' 

'Thinking of you' Card by Tracy Harris

This beautiful card is created using the Blooming Great Stamp Set from IndigoBlu., Distress Inks, Walnut stain, Mustard Seed and Rusty Hinge and Brighton Pier Megaflake and Flitterglu.

'Bloom & Grow' Layout by Martina Gardner

Martina has used papers from the Miss Nelly range by Kaisercraft to create this lovely layout of her daughter and with the leftovers she has created this pretty card. 

'Opal the Optimist' Card by Kate Holliday

I have used one of the new Stamping Bella Stamps 'Opal the Optimist' together with the gorgeous new papers from Echo Park 'Beautiful Life'.

Just a few ideas to wet your appetite, we can't wait to see what you create, so make sure you get your creations in by midnight on 31st July for you chance to win a £20 Bellaboo Voucher.  Good luck!

Kate xx