Sunday, March 29, 2009

Challenge #5


Who is always scrambling to make Christmas cards in December?? (raise your hands i know you are out there) Well get a head start with this weeks challenge!! Your challenge this week is to make a Christmas card with an animal on it. Pretty easy right?? So go for it:)

Remember to use code CCBJ5 when loading on SCS or PCP. You have until Midnight on Saturday April 4th to be eligable for the prize!!
The Winner for the Under the Sea challenge is
Maria Matter...Sorry i thought i posted this already! DUH!! Please email me at

Our first card is by Anne, so cute eh??? Love the colouring!!!

These adorable penguins are by Jessica, aren't the hats darling???

Vanja made this cute puppy card:) So cute sitting on the snow!!!

Here is my card for this weeks challenge. I got these cute Elzybells image in a swap:)

Sharon made this Sandy Claws card! too cute!!!

Awwwwwww Melissa made this cute cow card! i love it!

And our last card is by Joan! I love this set, its so cute!!

And our prize for the week is...piggy tale chipboard tags, a piggy tales slide book and an adorable golfing riley stamp! Good luck!!



Sunday, March 22, 2009

Challenge #4


(darlin its better where it is wetter take it from me)

So these are fish from my sister's bathroom, cute eh?? The whole bathroom is fish and frogs!! So for this weeks theme its to make a card having to do with water, fish, frogs, mermaids, etc...anything that can be found in the water!! You will have until midnight Saturday march 28th to be eligable for the blog candy! Please use CCBJ4 when uploading to SCS so we can find them easy. Use Mr. Linky to link your blog or online gallery. Remember if you tell people about our blog you get a second chance to win, and if you follow us you get a 3rd chance:)

The winner for the Green card challenge is...

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Which is Dee Morris!! Please Contact me at and i will get your prize out to ya:)

Alright check out these amazing cards!!!

Oh my, why didn't i buy this bella?? She is so pretty! This card is from the lovely Jessica!! The colours she picked are perfect for this challenge! great card:)

Beach time anyone?? Well not here yet but it looks like we can go with Vanja! Isn't the paper to die for?? The hanging flip flops are a great touch!! Super card!!

Here is my card! Edwin looks like he is ready to sail away!!!

This lovely little card comes from cool is this??? it:)

Oh my...tell me how cute these fish are?? And guess what, there is no stamping!! darling card Joan!!

This lovely mermaid Anya is by Melissa! The background was downloadable, how cool! great card!!

Our last card are these cute fish by Sharon! makes me want to visit the ocean!!

Here is the prize for this week! A SU stamp set Congrats and a package of Chipboard letters from K&C company!

Have fun!


Sunday, March 15, 2009

Challenge #3....


Since this week is St. Patricks Day i thought we should make a Green card:) You can do a monochormatic card, do mostly greens...just make sure there is lots of greens!

Remember to upload your card to a gallery (use code CCBJ3) or your blog, fill out Mr. Linky and leave a comment to be entered in the draw. If you spread the word about the blog you get another chance to win!! YOu have until March 21st at midnight to get your card in:)


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SOPHIE!! Congrats hun!! We can arrange for pick up ;)

Oh my, how cute is this card??? I NEVER make St. Patties day cards so i am glad Joan decided too!! Love the layout, and the image is adorable!!

Our second card is by the lovely and talented Anne!! WOW i love how she made a little scene, isn't her background to die for???

HOw beautiful is this?? So clean and elegant! Its by the lovely Vanja!! .

My oh my look at what Sharon has made!!! I love these little purses!! I need to make me some!! Great card!

Here is my card for this week:) All the stuff was from a magnolia card kit!

Oh this is too cute! I love that paper (i have some!!), and bella is defintily in fashion:) Oh and this card is by jessica by the way:) Oh look at the little charm! cute!!

Awwwwwwww look at the Pot of Gold?? So cool! This card is by Melissa. The stamp is from Paper MakeUp and its so cute!!! The DSP is free from Paper Craft Planet, cool eh??

Have fun being GREEN:) You have until Midnight On saturday March 21st to enter!! Good Luck:) Your prize is a fiskers stamp set, piggy tale rub ons and some puffy letter stickers:)

HUGS!!! (and have a great st. patties day if you celebrate!!)

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Challenge #2!!


Yes you read it pjs:) I have been looking at these pants and loving the colours together!! So i made a card and this is your challenge...make a card inspired by my pjs:) If i had to pick SU colours in them it would be Pretty in Pink, Pixie Pink, Certainly Celery and Whisper White. Sorry i don't know CTMH colours! You don't even have to use thes colours, you can use strips, just use your imagination!! Remember there is a prize for one lucky lady this week too:) Just post a comment with your link to your card to be entered. Follow the blog and get another ballot. Spread the word about the blog and get a 3rd ballot!! Easy enough?? To be entered in the blog candy you must submit your card by midnight on Saturday march 14th!! I will draw Sunday morning:)

THE WINNER FOR LAST WEEK WAS #9 NATASA!!! Please contact me with your address at

For my card i downloaded a colouring page from a website i found HERE. I figured it out all by myself that i could print Hello Kitty images and colour them in, just like i do with the digi stamps! DUH...where have i been!! Anyway here is my card:) Onto the design team:)

Our first card is by Sharon! Isn't this a cute card?? the layout is very unique, and this is one of my fave SU sets (really i should use my SU sets more! lol)

Our second card is by Anne! I love how she used the strips as inspiration instead of the colour! I love her layout and papers she used! Very cute!!

This next darling is by Joan.
The layout and colouring is too cute!! This card makes me want it to be spring around here:)

Oh my how cute is this?? this card is from Jessica!! i love the layout and the colours are darling...only wish i looked that good when i worked out ;)

This precious Whiff of Joy card comes from the lovey Vanja!! Wow. the layout is so cool!! love the soft colours you choose as well! Great card:)

Our last card is so cute i want to smoosh it! lol Its by Melissa, she used a stamp by Rachel Anne Miller design, Lily and Milo collection, Enjoy the Moment. Wow, how come i haven't seen these before??

The part you have been waiting for...our prize for the week!! Here we have some rub ons by
Piggy Tales, a pregnabella stamp, some scrapbook nails and some metal dots (you could ink these and make them whatever colour you want!! cool eh???) Remember to fill out Mr. Linky with your card (use CCBJ2 on SCS) and post a comment! If you spread the word on your blog you get another chance to win!You have until march 14th at midnight to win the prize!! Easy as that!! Oh remember to HAVE FUN!!!


Saturday, March 7, 2009

Our First Challenge!!

Hi Everyone! Our first challenge is a sketch challenge!!

Here is how the challenges will work! Every Month i will put all the participants in a hat and have one big draw at the end of the month!! But for this month i will do a drawing each week!! So if you do this challenge leave a comment and post a link to your card and you will be entered! Also if you are a follower you will get a ballot and if you share the news of the blog you will get another ballot!! You have until March 7th at midnight to enter for the prize.

Please use this sketch as a guide, you don't have to use hearts, i just couldn't get the circles the right size (i am new to this whole sketch thing! lol). Most of all HAVE FUN:)

Here is our first card!! Its by my SBS sister Anne!! Love this dog, hes sooooooo cute!! The colours are fab too!! great card!

This next card i think was made withe me in mind, what do you think ;) It was made by the talented Joan!! I love the colours and the music note is too cute!!

Isn't Bingobella darling?? This card is made by the lovely Jessica (Joans Daughter and my 1st bella sistah). I love all the blues and the buttons are too cute!!

My oh my isn't this mouse soooo cute?? Its from WOJ and Vanja did a great job with the sketch!! The colours are lovely and her colouring is amazing! Great job!!

Oh look how pretty Anya is!! This card is by Melissa! She did a fab job, i love the paper peiced dress and her make up is to die for!!

This card was made by the lovely Sharon.
I love seeing Masculine cards because really i never have enough of them! The colours she picked are great!!

And this is my card!! all the items are from a card kit swap i am in! Love the papers and the penguin is darling!!

...the prize this week is...a stamp from MFT, some glitter rub ons from piggy tales and yummy chocolate!!!!

When uploading to online galleries use the code CCBJ1, then we can find them easy:)

Each day this week i will be posting some info on each member of the design team!! If there is enough interest i will do a different design team every 3 months:)


Our Final member:)

Is Melissa. I met Melissa on SCS, we are in lots of swaps together and her cards are darling! She wanted to help out and i was glad to take her on board!! Here is her bio...
" I've been married for almost 15 years to a great guy who makes me laugh. We have 3 wonderful kids (2 boys, 1 girl) that are very active in school, activities and church. I've been stamping for 11 years, I was a Stampin' Up! demonstrator for 10 years. My style tends to be clean and simple. My other hobbies include crocheting and reading. I do not watch TV but love movies."
There you have it!! My first design team! This will be a great 3 months with them until:) I have 4 ladies lined up for the 2nd design team...just need 2 more! If you want to be part of the design team just send me a message with your blog addy or SCS gallery, i would be happy if you could help!! :)
Have a great day!! New challenge up tomorrow! you will love it:)

Friday, March 6, 2009

Design Team Member #5

Is ANNE:) I met Anne through the sisterhood of the blogging stampers group 25! Anne makes great cards and i am always so inspired by her! She also has great taste in music ;)
Here is her bio!!
"I'm Anne, forty-something with husband and two teenage sons. I live in Lambourn, in the UK, known as the Valley of the Racehorse.

I've been a quilter for a long time now, but nearly two years ago I took a wrong turn at a craft show and discovered stamping. Stamps, inks and papers are now a serious addiction. I love to make cards and ATCs, anything really as long as it contains stamping :).

When I'm not crafting I love to go horse racing, to garden and to ride my horse Barney (but not all at once). I am a complete anorak about the Rolling Stones and their music."
Give her some love ladies:)

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Design Team Member #4!!

Is Jessica!! Jessica was my first Bella Sistah over on the Stamping Bella yahoo group! We had a great 3 months together and will be friends for the long haul!! She rocks!! Heres her bio....

Hi, I am Jessica, I am 27 years old and I live in Gorinchem, the Netherlands. I have always loved to be crafty, whether it was making jewelry, cards or scrapbook pages. Thanks to my mom I got introduced into the world of stamping, and ever since then I loved it. I love to use Stamping Bella stamps, Stampin Up products and recently I became also addicted to the Cuttlebug & Cricut. I love trying out new techniques and using new products.
Leave her some love:)

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Design Team Member #3!!

Sharon is one of my SBS sistahs and she rocks!!
Here is what she says about herself!!

I am an Stampin’ Up demo in the “Top End” of Australia. I have been stamping for about 17 years and I haven’t bought a greeting card for a brithday etc in all that time. I joined SU in May 2008 because I had fallen in love with everything in the catalogue. I am married to a military Chaplain and we have one daughter (11). Stamping is my passion but I love all crafts, including cross-stitch, patchwork and quilting and scrapbooking. I love to give gifts that I have made myself.