Monday, 27 October 2008

Dinky Dots - Challenge 1 Halloween - DT - take 2

I have never made any Halloween cards before and I must say I have been having fun today with the Dinky Dots Lulu and AJ Halloween downloads. They are the only Halloween images I own, I might just invest in a few more next year. So this is my second entry for the Halloween challenge, hope this is okay cause I might just do a third. This card I have done AJ and Lulu back to back, in the middle I have added a little gismo all my own so the centre is free spinning - like a disc. I wish you were able to see it , it's very tactile and all the members of my family have had a spin.
Here's my list of items used.

* Lulu and AJ download
* Sweet shoppe papers
* Ribbon from stash

I've been tagged

Before I start doing anything else I thought I had better get around to answering my tag from the lovely Wendy and Poppy. Here's the list of rules that accompany the tag.

1. Link tagger and list rules on blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself, some random some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end, by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blogs.

My facts

1. I have known my Husband since I was about 7 years old
2. We have only been married for 1 year
3. I like Bananas in milk with sugar on
4. I am a complete choc-a-holic and yoyo dieter
5. My ideal man would be George Clooney
6. I used to be a Punk Rocker. ( I am so glad I don't have photos )
7. I used to throw Discus for Oldham town team when I was at School

I think I am probably the last amongst the blogging community to reply to the tagging, so I won't bore you all with re-tagging you. If there is anybody at all out there that hasn't been tagged. Please, please share with us 7 facts about yourself. Thanks Poppy and Wendy.

ABC challenge N is for Nature and Friday Sketchers

I've done 2 challenges in 1 again this week, I so feel like I'm cheating. But I've been so busy and I've been neglecting the blog of late. Anyway that's enough whinging. My first challenge is for ABC - N is for Nature and the second is for Friday Sketchers. I turned the sketch around for Friday Sketchers. Hope this is okay ? ? I also thought I would have a change and only use plain cardstock.
Here's my list of items used

* Magnolia Stamps
* Bazzill cardstock
* Prisma pencils
* Cuttlebug corner die cutter
* Gems from stash
* Stickles glitter

Dinky Dots - Challenge 1 Halloween - DT

I've been a bit busy over the last few weeks and would love to have made something a bit more special,for the Dinky Dots first challenge, but only managed a very simple card so far, although I do have some sweetie bags to make and something else up my sleeve if I can get it done in time. I have made this card for my nieces who live in Blackpool.
Here's my list of items used

* Dinky dots Lulu witch download
* Sweet shoppe papers
* Prisma pencils

Sunday, 26 October 2008

My Time To Craft - Challenge 36 - Personalise it

I think I'm just about in time for this weeks Challenge at My Time To Craft, which is to personalise a project with a name, initials, etc. I have been waiting for the new dies to come out over at Cuddly Buddly, which I have to say are fantastic, they are posable, so you get true value for money. Another job extremely well done by Kim. I have made this concertina card for my Daughter Casey, she was 20 on the 25th October.
Here's my list of items used

* Cuddly Buddly Teddy die cutter
* Sweet shoppe papers
* Magnolia stamped Flowers
* Ribbon, gems etc from stash

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Papertake weekly Challenge - 13 - Katharina's sketch

This is the first time that I have entered a Challenge on the papertake weekly challenge blog. I loved this sketch and thought that I would like to have a go. I've quite taken to sewing on my cards and need all the practice I can get.
Here's my list of items used

* Forever friends stamped image
* Sweet shoppe papers
* Prima flowers
* prisma pencils
* Dovecraft brads

A Spoon full of Sugar - Challenge 21

This week over at a Spoonfull of sugar the challenge is a sketch by Lim.I've used the 2nd of my Anniversary presents from my Hubby on this one.My new Nestabilities. I can see that I will need to buy more shapes now. Lol :)
Here's my list of items used

* Hanglar stamped image
* Sweet shoppe papers
* Prisma pencils
* Gems from stash that my sis sends me from Oz
* Nestabilities

Friday Sketchers - Challenge 23

This week over at Friday Sketchers is a nice easy sketch. I do so like the simple ones. I made this card for my Husband for our Anniversary. I thought I would use the lovely new table top sewing machine that my Hubby bought me as one of my Anniversary presents.I've wanted to have a go with sewing instead of gluing everything for ages, but I just couldn't be bothered getting out one of my big cumbersome machines. So thanks go to my wonderful Hubby who buys me the most useful crafty gifts.
Here's my list of items used

* Hanglar stamped image
* Sweet shoppe papers
* Prisma pencils
* Cuttlebug die cut corners
* Bazzill card stock
* Ribbon, gems and charms from stash

Thursday, 9 October 2008

2 in 1 ABC L is for Lace and Double Dutch Challenge 2

I've managed to get 2 in 1 today, which is something I hardly ever do. I have done L is for Lace on the ABC Challenge Blog and the Double Dutch Challenge 2 - Sketch it. I just love this Elizabeth Bell image and enjoyed making this one.
Here's my list of items used

* Elizaeth Bell stamp
* Papers by Vicki
* Autumn leaves sentiment stamp
* Prisma pencil
* Prima flowers
* Ribbons, wire, buttons from stash

Pass The Penguin and raise awareness

I popped by Rach's blog last night and picked this up. How many of you knew that October was Breast cancer awareness month ? Please pass on the Penguin and raise awareness.
" Squish a Boob Save a Life "

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

A Spoon full of sugar - Challenge 20

Over at A Spoon full of sugar blog this week. The colour theme is pink and green. I really did enjoy this one, I think pink and green are a strong favourite of mine. I've also been dying to use this wonderful image that my Cuddly Buddly friend Linda stamped for me. I think it's a whispers stamp.
Here's my list of items used

* Stamped image from Linda
* Shabby Princess papers
* Prisma pencils
* Ribbon and gems from stash

Penny Black Saturday Challenge 17

This weeks Challenge over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge Blog is a lovely sketch. I thought I would use some of my PB Frog Stickeroos, I've had them for ages and thought it was about time they had an outing. I must say even though it was a nice easy sketch I had trouble with this one and tried several combinations of paper and card etc before I settled on this layout.
Here is my list of items used

* Penny Black Stickeroos
* Papers from stash
* Ric rac and gems from stash

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Friday Sketchers - Sketch 22

Over at Friday Sketchers this week it's Carole, from Englands turn to host the sketch. She has done a nice easy sketch for us. I really enjoyed doing this one. Because of the layout you could add as much or as little extra bits and bobs as you felt you wanted to. I have made this card for my Nephew who's Birthday it is at the end of the month.
Here's my list of items used

* Hanglar image
* Shabby Princess papers
* Denim paper from stash
* Prisma pencils
* Gems, eyelets and thread from stash

Friday, 3 October 2008

September Bookmark Swaps

This month's theme for the Bookmark swap on the CB forum was, teddies, with embossing and glitter, beads etc as an optional extra. There are a vast amount of Teddy downloads available in the Cuddly Buddly shop. Why not have a look HERE. Thanks go to Linda, Rachel, Kath, Pauline from Oz and myself. If you are a member of the cb forum or would like to be it's such a nice friendly place with lots going on. We would love to see you join in some of the Challenges for fun that are set each month. Or maybe just come in to the cottage for a chat. Have a nice day all. Gail xx

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Tilda and Friends atc - It's a wrap

This weeks theme over at Tilda and Friends atc's is " It's a wrap " You can use any cute image but add a bit of ribbon, lace thread etc. I love making the little atc's and would happily make them from Dawn till Dusk.
Here is my list of items used

* Hanglar stamped image
* Bazzill card stock
* Cuddly Buddly backing paper
* Ric rac and pearly gems from stash

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Friday Sketchers - Sketch 21

Well it seems like ages since I've done an entry for a challenge blog. So I thought my first one back would be a nice sketch by Mumur for The Friday Setchers sketch 21 I enjoyed this sketch and had to do a Birthday card for my Daughter to give to my other Daughter who likes cute.
Here's my list of items used.

* Hanglar stamped image
* Sweete shoppe papers
* Prisma pencils
* Cuddly Buddly Sentiment stamp
* Brads and Gems from Stash