Thursday, 31 July 2008

A Spoon full of Sugar - Challenge 10

This weeks theme over at A spoon full of sugar is Animal Magic, you have to use an Animal somewhere on your design. I thought this Hanglar image was perfect and I gave her a grey cat because that's what colour my cat is. She was coloured with Prisma pencils, the papers are Kay Miller. Sentiments are Autumn leaves, I added buttons, Prima flowers and some childrens beads. Ooh and a bit of embroidery thread. Ooh ooh I also did a bit of stitching with the same thread.

Tilda ATC Challenge - Beads

This weeks theme over at the Tilda ATC Challenge blog is beads. I had a good time with this one, I got to sew lots of seed beads onto the lilacs, 52 in total. Tilda was coloured with Prisma pencils. The sentiment is part of an Autumn leaves set.

Sunday, 27 July 2008


This weeks Friday Sketchers 12 is a nice simple layout, which I thought was a good one for a male card, as I have my nephews Birthday coming up and boys don't really like fussy. I have used the downloadable version of AJ from Dinky Dots, I just printed him out on different coloured card then paper pieced him. ( Thanks Sonia ) I have used Shabby Princess papers, Bazzill card stock, ric rac and ribbon and a couple of football brads. Ooh and my new barcode stamps from Autumn leaves - Which I must say are fabulous value for money - You get 30 stamps in this set with some cracking useful sentiments many which you can inter-link.

Saturday, 26 July 2008


I feel truly honoured tonight, I have received a fabulous looking award from Linda and Charli, thanks again ladies, much appreciated. There aren't too many rules with this one. The first is.
1. You can give it to one or one hundred or any number inbetween - it's up to you. Make sure you link their site in your post..

2. Link back to this blog site So Tammy can come and visit all the wonderful people who have received the award.
And to remember the purpose of the award is to send love and acknowledgement to the people who brighten your day, teach you new things and live their lives fully with generosity and joy.

I would like to nominate -

Anybody who visits my site, that doesn't already have one. I have been crafty blogging for a couple of months now and I must say, I have made some lovely new friends, when I go blog hopping, I find the most amazing creations from people of all walks of life and have found a never ending supply of inspiration. So if you are a visitor to my site and leave me the odd comment now and again please feel free to pick up this award, because it is you who make my day with your kind words.

Friday, 25 July 2008

C C T Challenge 20 - Things that grow

This is another Hanglar image stamped for me by Tricia, I decoupaged her, the Flower is a Fern tree Gully stamp, which I bought whilst in Oz. I also decoupaged it. Both were coloured with Prisma pencils. I have layered them onto Kay Miller papers. A bit of Ribbon stamped with Friends and Bloom and a couple of flower brads. Oooh and of course gems.

Thursday, 24 July 2008

A Spoon full of Sugar - Challenge 9

This weeks challenge over at A Spoon full of Sugar was to design a card using a layout that was done by this weeks guest designer Katharina Frei. I used an hanglar image that was kindly stamped for me by Tricia. It was coloured with Prisma pencils and the head, hand and wagon were decoupaged. I then matted it onto Bazzill, with Kay Miller papers,the elements and sentiment are also part of the same set of papers, some gems, sheer Ribbon and a bit of embroidery thread.

Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Tilda atc challenge - Buttons

This weeks challenge over at the Tilda atc challenge Blog, is Buttons. I just love making these little atc's, Tilda was layered onto Bazzill and decorated with my Prisma pencils and a silver gel pen. I added a few little buttons for embellishments, the sentiment was printed onto white paper.

Monday, 21 July 2008

Stempel Award

Oh my gosh, wow, wow, wow another award, I feel all glowing. Thanks go to Linda this time, for this very beautiful Arty Stempel Award.
With this I have to nominate 3 people who I think deserve it. There are some people who I know have already got it, so my 3 are.

Ruth A very nice lady who makes lovely cards and amazing Scrap page layouts.

Wendy What this woman can't do with a Cuttlebug folder isn't worth doing.

Chrissy Fairly new to Blogging she is not only a talented card maker she makes Wedding favours as well which are something else.


A VERY BIG THANK YOU to Ruth and Wendy for sending me this BFF Gold Card Award. I am so mega chuffed. With the award you have a list of obligations which is as follows
1. Only 5 people allowed
2. 4 have to be dedicated followers of your blog.
3. One has to be new or recently new to your blog and live in another part of the World
4. You must link back to whoever gave you the award.
Quite simple really, it is a way of saying thank you to those who take time out to leave wonderful comments to boost your day.

The 5 people I would like to nominate are.

Andrea - from another part of the World.

Whiff of Joy Guest Designer Call

I've been blog hopping again and this time I came across a challenge with a difference, it is to be a Guest designer for Whiff of Joy. You can click on my link HERE and check out Katharinas blog. Whiff of Joy is a new Company with a very cute stamp called Charlotte and her friend called charlie. She will also be selling a new range of stamps by the amazing Elizabeth Bell. So, I thought I would have a go,( any excuse to make another card )Anyway, I stamped Sweet and Sassy by Elizabeth Bell with Stazon, coloured her with Prisma pencils, she has been layered onto Bazzill card stock and 2 different Basic Grey papers. I have used a Make it Crafts, Ribbon slider and Ribbon. Done a couple of embroidery corners added a few gems then topped it off with a touch of stickles.

My Time to Craft - Challenge 23 - Artfully Asian

I've been blog hopping again, I found another challenge site, whoopee, they so give me an excuse to be creative. This challenge blog is called My Time to Craft. This weeks theme is Artfully Asian, ( well it's almost last weeks now, because it closes tonight at 10pm ). Phew, just about made it. Because I don't have much time, I've done an atc. The image is from a scrapbook sheet called Tags Galore - It's by a company called Designs Galore, I bought this sheet of paper 2 years ago when in Australia, visiting my sis. The Blossom stamp is from Paper Insirations. a couple of eyelets a bit of Ribbon and some gems. All stamped and layered on Bazzill. A real quickie. I won't leave it so late next time.

Sunday, 20 July 2008

Friday Sketchers - 11

This weeks Friday Sketchers was a nice simple layout. Been playing catch up, so I've only just managed to do mine. The background paper is from a free downloadable set by the lovely Vicki, the zip is an element which is also part of the same set. I've done Tilda sat on the Summer background - Part chalked and the rest Prisma pencils. With some shabby chic flowers, I was going to glaze the flowers but couldn't be bothered waiting for them to dry, so I got out the old sticky back plastic and stuck them face down before cutting out. Same effect much quicker. Some sizzix leaves, the stamped sentiment is from Autumn leaves and gems from my sis.

Saturday, 19 July 2008

Lulu and AJ Anniversary card

This is my first attempt with the very excellent Lulu and AJ. I can't wait for the stamp versions of these images as I want to get busy paper piecing them. They are from a new company called Dinky Dots. They are only available as downloads at the moment, but will be available as stamps shortly. I coloured them in with Prisma pencils, layered them on Kay Miller downloadable papers and added a bit of bling. I think I'll probably use this one for some christmas cards as well, I can imagine a nice bit of mistletoe hanging above them. If you would like to check out more designs of these images why not pop over to Alison's blog.

Tilda Challenge - Our Animal Friends

I've been fairly busy this week and I'm playing catch up , so my atc is a little later than usual, but I can't miss the Tilda atc challenges, they're the highlight of my week. I love making these little cuties. I have decoupaged the sheep and cut out a rectangle from the countryside background. Everything has been coloured this week with chalks. I haven't used them for quite a while and I thought they deserved an outing. The heart stamp is a new one that I bought, they are a set of useful small background stamps by a company called paper salon. I then added a sentiment and a few flat back pearl gems.

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

Dutch Dare Card Challenge 5

Whilst doing a spot of Blog Hopping, I noticed this challenge over on Wendy's Blog. The Dutch Dare Challenge. So, I thought I would give it a go, I just love making cards, so all the challenge sites give me an excuse to indulge myself. This weeks challenge was to use just one piece of designer paper, I stamped the new Pen Pals by Elizabeth Bell with Stazon, coloured her with Prisma pencils, which I seem to now prefer over my much loved water colours. I used a downloadable paper from Shabby Princess, Some Bazzill card stock, a couple of small stamps from an Inkadinkado set and some mega gems from my sis. I really enjoyed this one because it gave me an excuse to use yet another new stamp.

One For The Girls - Challenge 8

This week over at A Spoon Full of Sugar Blog Spot, the challenge is one for the girls. I got a couple of new stamps this morning, so a perfect time to try them out. I stamped Sweet and Sassy by Elizabeth Bell with Stazon, coloured her with Prisma pencils. Mounted her on Bazzill, layered onto a sheet of paper out of a book of papers I got from a craft club. I used Prima flowers, gems and Dovecraft brads to embellish.

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Distressed Tilda Challenge 28 - Take 2

I was really unhappy with my first attempt at the distressed Tilda, so I've had another go at distressing Tilda for the Magnolia challenge blog.I had a sudden flash of inspiration and remembered back to my school days, in particular my History lesson, when we had to make a scroll and age it, So, I stamped Tilda with Stazon onto watercolour paper, then, I totally colour washed the whole thing with watered down black coffee, filled in small areas with a stronger coffee, then stuck it under the grill. Matted it onto Shabby Princess papers, embellished it with a bit of ribbon, ric rac, gems and eyelets and used my favourite flourish stamp, from the Autumn leves set. I'm as happy as I'm ever going to be doing distressed Tilda and this is my last attempt.

Monday, 14 July 2008

Distressed Tilda Challenge 28

I actually found this one quite difficult, I can't think of Tilda as anything but girlie, all pink and purple. Or Summery, all reds, oranges and greens. So I had to try and tone her down, I used some papers which are a free download from an amazing blog site which is dedicated to free downloadable scrapbook papers and layouts. Vicki is an amazingly talented lady that doesn't mind sharing - but no commercial use please - so thank you Vicki, I'm so glad I found your site. Tilda was paper pieced, for her face and hair I used Prismas. Added some bling from my sis, the flourish and sentiment stamps are from Autumn leaves and the with love stamp is part of a set from Cuddly Buddly. The flowers are Prima with a dovecraft brad in the middle.

A couple of male cards I made today

I have a couple of male Birthdays coming up so I thought I'd get them done today, after everybody had gone home ( Sunday is the day all the kids descend on us for dinner, it's like a madhouse, great to see them all, but oh so peaceful when they go home ) Any way this was my way of relaxing - I have paper pieced Kyle from Cuddly Buddly then matted and layered him on some papers which are part of the pirate downloadable set which is also cuddly buddly. The matting block behind him and the hinges are actually tags, but after a bit of creative time I came up with these. The other one is also a downloadable set from Cuddly Buddly, called local lads. These are great because you get everything you need to make your card. images, papers, tags etc.

Sunday, 13 July 2008

Penny Black Saturday Challenge 5

I had to make a card for an older lady friend, so this one came in handy for the Saturday pb challenge. I have stamped a couple of penny black images from the Transparent set " fresh new day " They have been coloured with Prisma pencils, I have used Shabby Princess papers, which seem to be my favourite papers at the moment, Prima flowers, a touch of stickles, gems from my sis and a Dovecraft gem brad. The little bloom stamp is from a set by inkadinkado.

Saturday, 12 July 2008

Andrea's Blog Candy giveaway

I have been blog hopping again, I came across an amazing sight - free Magnolia Blog Candy, there are some wonderful stamps and buttons and papers, I'm getting all excited now. To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do, is give Andrea a mention and leave a comment on her blog. Why not pop over and have a look for yourself here. I'm just about to go and leave a comment myself. A girl loves her Candy............

Friday, 11 July 2008

Friday Sketchers 10

Not too much on this week , so I thought I would have another go at a challenge. This is for the Friday sketchers challenge. It was to use a layout which was pre-selected. I used Summer ice cream stamp by Elizabeth Bell which I coloured with Prisma pencils. I matted and layered her on Shabby Princess papers.I used a sentiment out of an Autumn leaves set, Prima flowers, gems from my sis, some embroidery thread which has been taking up room in my sewing box for far too long now and plenty of stickles. After I had matted and layered the image onto the card I thought it looked a bit stark so I gave it an all over light stippling with a Chestnut memories ink pad.

Cute card Thursday challenge 18

I have been blog hopping this week and found this challenge that everybody is doing over on the cute card Thursday challenge blog. So, I thought I would have a go. This week's theme was a card for a child. I have used the picking apples stamp by Elizabeth Bell,I love these stamps because they can be for children or adults that like cute. I have coloured her with prismas and added a touch of stickles. The background papers are Shabby Princess. The sentiment stamps are from an Autumn Leaves set. I have used Prima flowers and Dovecraft gem brads. Ooh and a little bit of ribbon which I attached through Dovecraft eyelets. Being a card for a child I thought the emphasis should be on nice bright colours.

Thursday, 10 July 2008

Tilda atc challenge - Pearls

This week's challenge for the Tilda atc challenge blog was to put something pearly on your atc, either pearl paint, pearl paper, pearl gems etc. My Tilda was done using water colour for the face and prismas everywhere else. I layered her with a couple of scraps of Shabby Princess papers and topped her on Bazzill. I then added lots of little self adhesive pearls to her dress and larger size pearls to decorate the flower and edges of the topper. ( ooh and a touch of stickles on Tildas wings and Butterfly )I have to say a BIG THANK YOU to my sis Pauline in Oz for the pearls.
(If you saw my stash of gems and pearls that she sends me , you would all want her for your sister)

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

A spoon full of Sugar Challenge 7

This week's theme for a spoon full of sugar challenge 7 is "One for the Boy's" I made this one with the sugar Nellie Luca fishing. I used Basic Grey papers, the swirls and flowers are from an Autumn leaves - mindy's flowers set, the sentiment is from an Autumn leaves sentiments circles set. I added a bit of ribbon and some gems. This card I did with a flap that you tuck in to the front, I thought it would be a bit different and make the card a bit more interesting to the recipient. Luca had a bit of everything on him, water colour pencils on his face and hands, prisma pencils on his jumper and his fish and paper pieced his hat and dungarees.

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Linda's card layout challenge

I made this one for ny fellow Cuddly Buddly members card challenge. Each month she sets us a new card layout. We can use any papers for background, but the main theme is to be a Cuddly Buddly stamp or image. It's great fun to join in, we have had some really great layouts. I needed a card for a very nice man that I know, who is an older Gentleman. I have used Shabby Princess papers, the flourishes are from an Autumn leaves set - mindy's flowers and the main image is the cheeky chappie Birthday Kyle from Cuddly Buddly, which I have paper pieced. I am really pleased with how this one turned out, so, thanks, Linda for an excellent layout challenge.

Monday, 7 July 2008

Penny Black challenge 4

I have made this one for the Penny Black saturday challenge 4. This weeks theme was to use Brads and Buttons. I used shabby Princess papers. I stamped Hedgie onto a natural thick cotton drill fabric, used a little ink on the tips of cotton buds to colour him. Added a couple of Prima flowers and a touch of stickles. I have used Buttons and Brads for embellishment.

Sunday, 6 July 2008

Tilda atc challenge- Lavender and Lace

This is my entry for this weeks Tilda atc challenge, which was themed Lavender and Lace - I really enjoy doing these little atc's, I never thought I would do ( but there you go )I have downloaded an image of a Lavender garden from the net - printed it on matte photo paper then layered it onto Bazzill card stock. I have paper pieced and decoupaged Tilda, the flowers that you can see to the left are lace flowers which I cut from a roll then inked them with a purple ink pad and added a gem for the centre. Lots of stickles on the Lavender and Tildas wings.

Saturday, 5 July 2008

Men at work atc - cb challenge blog

This is my entry for this month's atc challenge over at the cb challenge blog. You couldn't use, Bugs , Bears or Flowers. This is one of my favourite downloadable image sets from Cuddly Buddly. It's called Men At Work. The background was an image I downloaded from the net of a brick wall, I then played with it in Greeting card Factory, ( imported a graphic ) Did a bit of copy and paste and had a lovely big wall. I then printed it on both sides of my A4 card and cut out my template for the atc.

Friday, 4 July 2008

Tilda atc goodies

Here are my goodies that I won for my Tilda in Bloom atc, over on the Friends of Tilda challenge Blog. I received my assortment of papers and stamped images from Annie, whom also made me the most adorable little atc and card. I am new to atc's and don't have many, so you can imagine my joy when this little beauty popped out of the parcel. I also have to say a big thank you to Gill, she was sent the parcel by mistake ane very kindly passed it on. I have had my Grandson for the past couple of days and haven't been able to do any crafting or blogging. But I shall make up for it over the weekend.

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

A spoon full of sugar Challenge 6

Here is my entry for this weeks spoon full of sugar challenge 6. This week's theme was to use circles. I have used the new Dana stamp from Cuddly Buddly. I think she'e pretty wonderful and can look so different when put together in brights or pastels. I have used Shabby Princess papers and the small nellie's circle multi frame die. I've added some flat back pearly gems from my sis and a bit of ribbon.

Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Blog Candy Giveaway

I've been blog hopping and I came across this, Nikki is giving away some fantastic blog candy to celebrate her 10,000th hit, and so is Michelle,who is also celebrating 10,000 hits all you have to do to be in with a chance to win is create a link from your blog to theirs and leave a comment.

Grandad and Uncle cards

I made these 2 cards this morning, they are from a list of cards that my Daughter Catherine would like me to make for her. They are mostly male cards ( which I don't really like doing ) I prefer nice girlie ones. But saying that, I must say that Kim over at cuddly buddly has some great downloadable graphics, that come with tags and backing papers and everything. Which makes life so much easier. These are from her range known as local lads, my Daughter chose this graphic and wanted the same chap for both cards. I have decoupaged the images. I didn't want to do the same card so changed them slightly. they are for Grandad and Uncle.