Tuesday, January 31, 2012

That was a quick 2 weeks. I hope you all enjoyed our sketches. There were lots of beautiful entries and great uses of our sketches. 
This fortnight we have  a tutorial from Bettina.
Our sponsors are:-

Our theme is:-


Here is my card using one of Bugaboo images Clyde be Mine.
I have made a clean & simple card to shown him off. 

I cut an aperture with Nesties and used the cut out for the image. It is coloured with Promarkers and the heart is glazed with Glossy Accents. 

i am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Colour Create - Pink and green
Creative inspirations - Anything goes
Simon Says - Anything goes
One Stop Craft Challenge - Stitching
Allsorts - One or more hearts

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Less is More

I have haven't been round much this week. Last Friday I came down with a sickness virus and ended up in my bed all weekend. I am fine now thank goodness. I had an order for 40 invitations which I needed to complete, so what time I had was devoted to these. They have been delivered so I could make a quick card tonight for the Less is More challenge. 

It's simply white and a splash of red. I cut out the aperture with Nestie labels, the flower is Marianne Creatables and the hearts are from a Martha Stewart border punch. 

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Thursday, January 19, 2012

A little bird told me

This must be the quickest card ever.
Less is More has to be a one layered card and the theme is birds. My card is a digital image by Vera Ling (a freebie ages ago). It is coloured with Promarkers. What else can I say... oh Woodware corner rounder punch. That's it.

This card could be used for any occasion, a good one to keep as a standby. 

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Well what a fabulous  2 weeks we have had on Top Tip Tuesday. We had so many beautiful projects entered in our anything goes theme. 

Our challenge this week is sketches by Lisa and she has given us 2...
Layered or Clean and Simple - it's your choice.

Choose either or do both.

Sketch 1 : layers

sketch 2 : Clean and Simple

So onto this weeks sponsors, which are:-

Stamp & Create

Karens Doodles

Karens Doodles

My sample card has been made with the layered sketch and one of Karens Doodles images Herbert Birthday cupcake

I have used Herbert image, Papermania cupcakes, Promarkers, Stickles, My Minds Eye papers & Nesties.
Pop over to Top Tip Tuesday and see the other team members samples.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Less is More

This week Less is More challenge is Predominantly Purple. I have used one of Ruth's new images grapes. I coloured them with Promarkers, mounted on Nesties and embossed with Cuttlebug. The little goblets are Dovecraft. 

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

WOW - we are only half way through this weeks challenge and what an amazing turnout we have had so far!!  I guess you like our


There is still one week to go to enter the challenge, however, we wanted to showcase the creation that half way through who has


create an avatar

The mid-challenge 'Caught Our Eye' winner, who wins a Guest Designer Spot is:

with this absolutely AMAZING creation!!
Thats just the front of it, make sure you go and visit her blog to view inside of the box - AMAZING!!

Congratulations!!  Please contact us at toptiptuesday@hotmail.co.uk for the details of the
Guest Designer information and also to get the code for your badge to show on your blog!!

We also have some fabulous 2nd week inspiration

From StampFairy Design Team



How gorgeous are those??!
Remember, there is still a week to go of our ANYHING GOES challenge -please click here
to take you to the current challenge to add your creation, which is open until Monday 16th January.

From the TTT girlies

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Cairn Terrier

I love this new image from Ruth

This cheeky little cairn just melts your heart. I have kept him simple to show him off. He is colloured with Promarkers and chalks. Cut out in Nestie labels and gingham papers. 
He is available on A Passion for Stamps here.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Friday, January 06, 2012

Ruth  has a give away over at A Passion for Stamps

Here is what she says:- 

I've had these 5 Promarkers to use as a giveaway for a while and was waiting till after Christmas when the postal service had settled down again. 
So, I have 5 BRIGHT Promarkers and 5 digi images (of the winner's choice) from A Passion for Stamps to give away. You'll find all the details on A Passion for Stamps.
All I ask is that
a) you are a follower(existing or new)
b) you leave a comment on the post on A PASSION FOR STAMPS  
c) you add the pic, LINK and details to your blog sidebar to spread the word.
It will run until 31st of January

While you are there have a browse through some of Ruth's images. 

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Today we are at the start of a new year and a new challenge and format for Top Tip Tuesday. 

From today we are now running our challenges for  2 weeks so this challenge runs till 16th January 6pm

Our sponsors are:-


We have no tutorial as it is tipper week. 
Here is my card. 

I have used a lovely image from our sponsor The Stamp Fairy. My papers were freebies from a mag ages ago, Promarkers, Glossy Accents, Martha Stewart border punch, C-cut flower punch, button and pearls. 
My tip is - don't be afraid to add more detail to images, I added stitching to Bubbles the Bear. 

Monday, January 02, 2012

A very Happy New Year to everyone.
I hope 2012 will be a wonderful year for you all.

This is my first card for 2012. I was lucky enough to be spyed by the lovely Lyn over on Spyder's Corner in December. Lyn kindly let me choose two of her digis. This is one of them. 
It is called Fore street and can be found here. I have coloured this with Promarkers and used a Cuttlebug embossing folder, X-Cut hearts and the sentiment is computer generated. Very simple indeed, but I don't think this image needs too much fuss around it. This image was great to colour, so interesting. 
I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

I love Promarkers -  Anything goes
Simon Says - Anything goes
Stampavia - hearts
One Stitch at a Time - use a digi