Sunday, 31 August 2008

Cute card Thursday - Challenge 25 - In the water

This week over at Cute card Thursday Blog spot the Challenge is to do a card in or on the water. This is the second of my cards which I have made today. I didn't quite know what or where I was going with this one when I did the layout, but I'm quite pleased with it.
Here's my List of Items Used
* Magnolia stamps
* Sweete shoppe papers
* Autumn Leaves stamps
* Gems and Thread from stash

Penny Black - Saturday Challenge 12 - Stars and Stripes

This week over on the Penny Black Sturday Challenge Blog Spot. The theme is Stars and Stripes. I've sadly neglected the Blog for the last couple of weeks, I've been so busy. So this morning I've made a couple of cards, the first being this one for the PB Challenge. This was one of the quickest cards I've ever made. Quite literally stamp and papers.
Here's my list of items used
* Penny Black stamp from Fresh new day set
* Sweet Shoppe papers
* Greeting card factory

Tuesday, 26 August 2008

My Time to Craft - Challenge 27

I've been really busy for the last week or so and haven't had much time to do any blogging. I just had to have a go at making something pretty. I thought this recipe idea was great for the My Time To Craft challenge. After colouring the image I added a touch of stickles to the flowers etc for the glitter part of the recipe.

Here's my List of Items used
* Elizabeth Bell stamp
* Shabby Princess papers
* Prisma pencils
* Flower punch
* Ribbon, Gem and Buttons from stash.

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

A Spoon full of Sugar - Challenge 13

This week over at A Spoon full of Sugar the Challenge is a sketch by Debbie. Also this week it has been opened up so that you can use any make of stamp for the Challenge. Well I thought perfect excuse to make to make another Christmas card with one of the new Cuddly Buddly Christmas stamps range. The Hedgehog was coloured with Prisma pencils.

Here's my list of items used
* Cuddly Buddly stamp
* Cuddly Buddly downloadable backing papers
* Cuttlebug embossing folders
* Mirror card
* Ribbon, jewellery fixings, Snowflake from stash.

Sunday, 17 August 2008

Penny Black - Challenge 10 Ribbons

What a great challenge this week at Penny Black Saturday Challenge blog. I get to pretty up with Ribbons. I am still feeling quite festive, I've been making lots of Crimbo cards lately. So I thought I would have a perfect chance to use my P B Christmas stamp which I got from the lovely Linda. I love this stamp. it's so easy to use and you can add lots of sparkle to the branches.
Here's my list of items used
* Penny Black stamp
* Cuddly Buddly backing paper
* Poinsettia embellishments
* Prisma pencils
* Stickles glitter
* Ribbons from stash

Saturday, 16 August 2008

Janes blog-aversary

Jane's blog will be 1 years old on the 21st of August. To celebrate she is giving away not 1 but 3 goodie bags. ( Nice one Jane ). So why not pop over and take a peek at her blog, you won't be disappointed there are some stunning cards and lots of inspiration.

Friday Sketchers - Challenge 15

This week at Friday Sketchers we have a lovely sketch by Murmur to follow. I had a card to do for my neice so this one tied in nicely. I really enjoyed this one, nice and simple after my hols to get me back in the swing of things.
Here's my List of Items used

* Elizabeth Bell stamp
* Autumn leaves sentiment stamp
* Prisma pencils
* Flower punch, Leaf punch
* DMC Memory thread
* Ribbon, beads, gems and brad from stash.

Monday, 11 August 2008

Sarah Kay - Week 6 - Sketch Challenge

I thought I would have a go at another Sketch Challenge this week, I found this Challenge over at the Sarah kay Weekly Challenge Blog. This is my first go at a Sarah Kay Challenege. I must admit, I've thouroughly enjoyed it, it was such a great sketch to use. I stippled the edges to give a softer look before making up the card.
Here's my list of items used.

* Sarah Kay stamp
* Sizzix frame
* Sweet shoppe papers
* Autumn leaves sentiment
* Flower punch, Border punch, Cuttlebug corners
gems from stash.
* Bazzill card stock

Friday Sketchers - Challenge 14

This week over at Friday Sketchers we had to follow a wonderful sketch by Bea from Germany, I've never really done anything like this before, so, I had quite a lot of fun with it. The image was coloured with Prisma pencils.
Here's my list of items used.

* Hanglar stamp
* Sweet Shoppe papers
* Prima flowers
* Prisma pencils
* Ribbon, Beads, Eyelets, Brads from my stash.

Sunday, 10 August 2008

I Won An Award

Wow, another award, I love receiving these awards, it makes my day to think that someone out there actually likes the things that I make on my blog. So a big big big thank you to Sonia and Alison for giving me this award.

The rules are:
1. The winner can put the logo on her blog
2. Link the person you received your award from
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs
4. Put links of those blogs on yours
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the girls or boys you’ve nominated

Here are the list of Blogs that I would like to nominate.

* Ruth
* Wendy
* Charli
* Linda
* Elaine
* Glenda
* Paul

There are many many more people that I would like to nominate but I would be here all day if I did and I know that they have already been nominated.

Saturday, 9 August 2008

ABC Challenge - E is for Embellishment

Well I spotted a new challenge whilst perusing Alison's blog. ABC Challenge, so I thought I would have a go this week and as I've never used a Sarah Kay stamp before I thought I would combine the two. I like the idea of these Challenges, A is for, B is for etc. Wonderful idea whoever thought of it. Here's my list of items I used.

* Sarah Kay stamp
* Sizzix frame
* Papers by Vicki
* Autumn leaves sentiment
* Prima flower
* Dovecraft brad
* Gems, Eyelets, Silver chain, Rafia Ribbon from my stash

Thanks Alison, picked up on your list idea also, makes things look neater.
( I like order )

Friday, 8 August 2008

My time to Craft - Challenge 25

This weeks theme over at My Time to Craft is Christmas, Yippee say I, it gives me an excuse to use the gorgeous new stamps from Cuddly Buddly. I have used 2 of the new stamps which are, Penguin post and King Edward Post Box. They go so well together. I have coloured with prismas and decoupaged the full Post box, the Penguin has had his hat, wing and beak decoupaged. I also added some Woodware fluffy stuff with a touch of glitter to the hat before I used my heat gun on it. The backing paper is part of the new Winter warm downloadable set also from cuddly buddly.I added an oversized paper clip with a metal snowflake attached and a few gems.

CCT challenge 22 The Two of Us

This weeks challenge over at cute card thursday is the two of us, you can use 2 animals, 2 people or 1 of each. I love this House Mouse image that was sent to me by Charli, so I thought it would be perfect, I am a little bit under the weather this week so emphasis is on simple. It has been coloured with prisma pencils. Background paper from stash, the sentiments are from 2 Autumn leaves sets.

Thursday, 7 August 2008


Over on the Cuddly Buddly Forum we have just started a Monthly Bookmark swap, This month's theme was flowers. The only rule is that it is a stamp or image that has come from the cb site. We each make what we want then everybody sends them to me for swapping. These are what we made this month. Taking part was myself, Pauline, Elaine, Wendy, Kath and Linda. We are just about to pick a new theme if any cb forum members are looking in and would like to join in the next swap. You can find details on the cb forum.

Saturday, 2 August 2008

Meggie Baking 3 Challenges in 1

This week I have managed to get 3 challenges in the 1 card. For Friday Sketchers you had to do a layout, which I must say was excellent. For Cute card Thursday it has to be something in the home, I struggled with this one, then remembered that I had the Cuddly Buddly stamp of Meggie baking and for the My Time to Craft challenge, it had to be Red, Black and White. I do feel like I've cheated a bit because I like to do a card for each Challenge, but time has been limited.
I have paper pieced Meggie from Cuddly Buddly. Printed out the recipe for the Background. Done a serious amount of matting and layering, I'm pretty pleased with the result, I like the rich colour of the red.