Saturday, 28 November 2009
This is for:-
1. Anyone For Anya? - "Make A Fake"
2. Sketch and Stash - challenge 24 - sketch
At Anyone For Anya the challenge is to "make a fake", so on my Anya I used flock as fake fur.
Sketch and Stash has a fab sketch this week and you have to name your new, never used or neglected stash. Mine is using Flock for the very first time, I think I need to use it a couple of times to get the hang of it.
To be honest not keen on the feel of Flock after using it for the very first time on this card, it's like cotton wool and I don't like the feel of that either. it makes me cringe, but i do like the result with the flock.
Well I want to apologise if I'm not getting around to everyone's blogs for a visit, as my two boys are not very well at the moment. My eldest has tonsilitis and a cough which is making is chest sore. And my youngest has croup again with rather a nasty chesty cough, sore throat and runny nose during the day and blocked at night.
Last night was bad, one or the other of the boys had me up at least every hour, they couldn't sleep, then there was steaming in the bathroom for the croup, then one of them needed a drink etc... etc. But what I can't understand is how can they be up all night then awake all day too.
But bless them they are suffering and I rang the emergency doctors but they are not classed as an emergency, so I was told just to keep them on simple linctus and paracetamol.
So I'm shattered but will try and get round to as many blogs as I can.
Friday, 27 November 2009
This card is for:-
1. Penny black Saturday - challenge # 76 - "winter wonderland"
2. Sunday Sketch And Stamp - challenge # 16 - Sketch
3. A Spoonful Of Sugar - challenge # 79 - Brown and Blue
4. Papertake Weekly - "Christmas Crackers"
Penny Black Saturday has the theme of "Winter Wonderland", there is also a bloghop going on and a competition too aswell as the usual challenge.
Sunday Sketch And Stamp has a great sketch to use.
A Spoonful Of Sugar has a colour combo, which is Brown and then you can add either pink or blue, I chose blue.
Papertake weekly's theme is "Christmas Crackers" which is a pretty open theme this week.
Now onto something else, if you saw my post previous to this you will have seen that I won some digital tickets from Lisa at
click Here to visit. Well last night I received three different sheets, Christmas, Love and mixed sentiments, and I couldn't believe how great they were when I printed them out. There is one on my card above. I printed a sheet of each on cream card and a sheet of each on textured white card. The quality is brilliant and I love them. Lisa doesn't charge alot for them and you can ink them or chalk them like I have done. They will be ideal for vintage but also great for the up to date stuff too. I've found a new way for sentiments on my card, I know others have been using them for a while but they are new for me to play with, and the best thing of all once you've bought them you can print as many as you want.
Hope you all have a great weekend.
Thursday, 26 November 2009
This card is for this weeks challenge at Friday Sketchers, it is a brilliant sketch. I made the card for my friend for Christmas. She has 3 dogs and I know she will love the image on this one. The papers are Papermania I think as I bought them in the sales at the beginning of the year. The stamp is a Helz Cuppleditch called Surprise! The colours are a bit different for me as i'm a traditionalist with reds and greens, I also like the icy blues.
I've also won a candy today of some tickets from the lovely Lisa, you can also get them Here too!
Thanks for taking a look
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
This is for:-
1. Lili Of The Valley - challenge # 41- - Sketch
2. Stamp something - "Thank You's"
I love this image which is from my friend Brenda, who goes that extra mile and heat embosses the image too, Ta love. Brenda has an eye problem at the moment and it is preventing her from spending time on the computer, hope it improves quickly Brenda. And I feel it is ideal to put on a Thank You card. Don't know what has happened to blogger but it won't let me change the colour of the font. That tool has disappeared all together.
Lili Of The Valley have a great sketch to use.
Stamp Something has a theme of "Thank You's", and I'm always needing a Thank you card so I don't mind putting the Christmas cards on hold to do one of these.
I've also received an Award from my blogging buddy Fiona.
I need to state 5 facts but I did this in the last post for an award, so instead of boring everyone i'll just pass it on to the ladies on the Design Team with me for Susie's Sassy challenge.
You may already have it ladies, but if not plaese take it with love.
Monday, 23 November 2009
I've received this lovely award from Jacky. Thank you so much, I enjoy coming to your blog and seeing your lovely creations Jacky.
So now I need to list 7 things about myself that people might find interesting........not sure how interesting you'll find them!!!
1. I have passed exams and i'm a fully qualified Manicurist, including nail extentions. But couldn't follow through with it as a career as I have a phobia about touching people and people touching me. I only passed my exams as I used my Mam and Sister on the exam.
2. My most wanted craft item that i've been wanting for ages and still haven't got yet is a Cuttlebug. Awwww.....
3. I love the Twilight saga's and enjoyed the films, but the films are no where near as good as the books.
4. As a keen reader I have all the books, and read them, that Josephine Cox has written which is a total of 36, but she has also written under another name and they are thriller books.
5. I have given birth to three children without any pain relief, but i'm petrified of the dentist.
6. When I was a kid I had rough Collie dogs, my husband also had rough collies as a kid too, now that's what I call Spooky!
7. My Mum, Me and my youngest son Bobby all weighed 6lb 13oz at birth, weird! Same weight through three generations.
Told you they'd be a bit dull, not very good at talking about myself. And once I press Publish Post I'll think of something worth tellilng Lol!
Now to pass it on to 5 lovely Ladies:-
In no particular order
Looking foward to see what you put ladies.
This is for:-
1. Papertake Weekly - Sketch
2. Crafty Creations - challenge # 42 - metal/metallic finishes
3. Die cut Dreams - challenge # 24 - "Puppy Love"
This card is another one for my Cousin in America as it's his Birthday on New Year's Eve. He goes hunting and fishing with his Dad in Oregon, so I think he'll like this fishing Dandelion dog.
I don't know about you but I'm having such problems with Blogger at the moment, it won't let me put my post on properly, I can't see the photo of my card as i'm writing this and it's not letting me change the colour of the font either. There's other problems like it won't let me leave comments on blogs half the time at the moment. Then I keep losing things in my sidebar. So please bear with me if you think I'm not leaving comments, I can assure you i'm trying.
Papertake weekly gave us a great sketch and it came in for a masculine card too.
Crafty Creations wanted metal or metallic finishes, so I chose to use gold mirror board and corners.
Die Cut dreams gave the theme "Puppy Love" and I just love this fishing dog.
Sunday, 22 November 2009
I have glazed the candy cane on this, and used glmour dust on Santa's fur. He's painted using mainly Distress Inks.
Thursday, 19 November 2009
This card is for:-
1. Sophisti-cats - challenge # 11 - Sketch
2. Cupcake Crafts - Digital Images
3. Colour Create - challenge 32 - Red, Green and White
I've done this card with a vintage feel and used Distress inks for colouring all of the image, i'm really improving with these and enjoy using them. I've distressed all the edges with Aged Mahogany, usually I struggle with this colour as it's so deep but it went ok this time. I have made this card for my friend Sarah, her little girl Poppy goes to Nursery with my youngest Bobby. Poppy is adorable and she gets on well with Bobby, and they make lovely friends.
Sophisticats gave us a brilliant sketch to use and one that can be used again and again.
Cupcake Crafts asked us to use a digital image and my image can be found at Simply Inger, check her blog out she has some wonderful creations. Her work is totally amazing and a real inspiration. If you like elegant, vintage and stunning her blog is the place to be. I pop over there all the time even when there's nothing new on, as I still look through what I've seen before and I still get amazed at the beautiful works of art.
Colour Create has a colour combo this time which is Red, Green and White. And ideal for all those Christmas cards we need to do.
This card is my DT Card for challenge # 2 over at Susie's Sassy challenge and the theme is "Pink and Sparkly". So fun can be had with this one as you can get your glitters and gems out, and have a great time using as much sparkle as you want. This is the great prize on offer this time
I had some problems getting sparkle to show on my photo, after a day of dullness and rain the only picture I could get then had a lot of background. But it made me grit my teeth and have a go at cropping a photo. But now I can't remember how to do it again, what a dunce Lol!
This card is also for:-
1. Allsorts - week 27 - Anything made for a child
2. Create 4 Fun - week 46 - sketch
Allsorts asked us to do anything made for a child, and this is for any little girl who dreams of being a ballerina.
Create 4 Fun have given us a sketch and it was great to use.
Please play along with us over at Susie's Sassy Challenge, it's a great challenge which you can combine with other challenges and it's worth giving it a go for the fab prize.
Wednesday, 18 November 2009
Tuesday, 17 November 2009
Saturday, 14 November 2009
This card is for:-
1. Die Cut Dreams - challenge # 22 - "snow & Sketch
2. Fab's Christmas Challenge - week 45 - Diva, Hanging card or wavy frame
3. Anyone For Anya - 3 2 1 Recipe
This cute little girl made me think, when painted in Christmas colours she looks like she's waiting for Santa to come. I stamped Snuggle Anya onto a Die cut shape from Die Cut Dreams, and the top paper is a vellum.
Die Cut Dreams gave us a sketch to work with and a theme of snow, my snow is the stickled snowflakes that are sizzix die cuts.
Fab's Christmas challenge theme this week is either one of the following or all three, Diva, Wall Hanging or Wavy frame. Well I think Anya is a little Diva in her own right and she is stamped on to a wavy frame. So I've used two out of the three choices. And he is sponsored by my friend Susie from Die Cut Dreams this week.
Anyone For Anya? is a Recipe - 3 papers, 2 buttons and 1 bow, you will find my buttons and bow in the centre of my snowflakes and I've used three papers.
Have a lovely weekend all,
Friday, 13 November 2009
This card is for:-
1. Sketch Saturday - Sketch76
2. Incy Wincy Designs - challenge 17 - "Thank you"
If your one of my followers you may have seen earlier in the week that I have re-organized my craft space. Well in the cupboard underneath my desk I found some hidden treasure that I forgot I had. On this card i have used some, the lace, the flowers which are carnations made of ribbon. I've also found a stash of buttons, but i'm new to using buttons as I've never really liked using them before and a few other bits, I'm sure they'll surface on to my cards eventually.
Sketch Saturday gave an absolutely great sketch, and I'll definately use it again
Incy Wincy Designs asked for a "Thank you" card.
Stamp - Hanglar (a RAK from Annie, thanks Annie x)
Papers - My minds eye wild asparagus,
Colouring Mediums - Distress inks, H20's, chalks,
Embellishments - tickles, flowers, lace, brad, ribbon, all from stash.
Thursday, 12 November 2009
This card is for:-
1. Create 4 Fun - challenge 45 - Sketch
2. Penny Black Saturday - challenge 74 - Song title/lyrics
3. Sophisti-cats - challenge 10 - "wings"
4. C.R.A.F.T. - week 25 - Recipe
I wanted to give this card a bit of a Christmas vintage feel, and as this particular image is not actually a Christmas one I thought in traditional christmas colours I might get away with it.
Create 4 Fun gave us a good sketch, it was brilliant to work with.
Penny Black Saturday asked us to use song title/ lyrics, I've chosen for mine Angels by Robbie Williams.
Sophisti-cats asked us to use wings and my teddy angel definately has wings.
C.R.A.F.T. has a recipe which is 1 tag (mine is round die cut one), 1 sentiment, 1 ribbon.
This card is for:-
1. A spoonful Of Sugar - challenge 77 - "Create a scene"
2. Colour Create - challenge 31 - "Blue, Silver and White"
3. Cupcake Crafts - challenge 65 - "Snow much fun"
4. Roses On Paper - challenge 24 - "Christmas"
5.Allsorts - "Bring out the bling"
6. Crafty Creations - challenge 41 - "Snow Creation"
7. Creative Inspirations - Challenge 35 - "New or neglected"
8. Cute Card Thursday - challenge 86 - "Glitter me silly"
9. Saturday Spotlight With Hidden Potential - Repeat image
This card turned out better than I thought it would, although I couldn't get the sparkle to show on camera no matter what I did. And as you know I haven't been around much this pass week so I will have to knuckle down and get some Christmas cards made as I have a list as long as my arm. Then i'll have more to post.
A Spoonful of sugar asked us to create a scene and I thought I can't do that I don't posses tree stamps or owt like that , but then I thought a bit more and remembered I'd received a lovely candy from Debbi, and in it was some die cut Christmas trees, so the card started to come together then.
Colour Create gave the colour combo Blue, White and Silver and the colours are lovely together.
Cupcake Crafts theme is "Snow much fun", and I chose Tilda and Edwin as skating fun.
Roses On Paper wanted a Christmas card
Allsorts want you to "Bring out the bling", I know it doesn't show too well but Tilda's cuffs and hem of her coat is glamour dusted, Edwins hat and the branches of the tree are all glamour dusted aswell. There's snow/ice on the ground and bits on the sentiments are all glamour dusted. Plus there is gems on the Christmas trees.
Crafty Creations asked for a snow creation and thats on this card too.
Creative Inspirations asked for "new or neglected", well I've never used this image before, the tree diecuts are new and so are the papers, so I think these qualify for this challenge.
Cute Card Thursday is "Glitter me silly" and there is definately plenty of that although it doesn't show very well.
Saturday Spotlight With Hidden Potential wanted you to use an image repeated, so I used my christmas trees three time, I don't know if that counts as they are die cuts and not stamps.
No recipe today got to pick the kids up so i'm rushing off.
Wednesday, 11 November 2009
Thursday, 5 November 2009
This card is for:-
1. Allsorts - week 25 - weddings
2. Saturday Spotlight With Hidden Potential - So many words
3. Papertake Weekly - sketch # 27
This card was different to do as I've not used a cutie image, but I did enjoy it. I have had this sentiment a while which I got from Papermake up stamps and I used a flourish stamp to do around the edges of the sentiment. The papers are Dovecraft's wedding and everything else was from my stash.
Allsorts's theme is weddings, so I've done an Anniversary card.
Saturday Spotlight want "So many words" instead of an image.
Papertake Weekly gave another great sketch and fit this verse so well.
This card is for:-
1. Susie's Sassy Challenge - challenge 1 - Christmas
2. Creative Craft Challenge - challenge 2 - Christmas Fun
3. Lili Of The Valley - Challenge 40 - Recipe
Today is Launch day over at Susie's Sassy Challenge, and I am lucky enough to be on the Design Team. With a great prize up for grabs, around £60 worth of goods. It will be a fortnightly challenge, with some great things up for grabs including GDT spots. And it couldn't be easier as all you have to do is follow the theme of Christmas.
This card is special to me as it's my first card as a Design Team member, and for a brand new challenge blog, and it's for my Daughter for her Christmas card. She loves roses and I know they are not really a Christmas flower but she just loves them. So the large gold rose is hand made which I made myself. The image is called "looking for santa".
Creative Craft Challenge is Christmas fun, so my entry is waiting for Santa, I remember doing that when I was a kid.
Lili Of The Valley is a Recipe, which is 3 papers which I have, 2 stamps which i've used my image and a sentiment, the 1 type of embellishment, and I've used handmade roses.
Stamps - Waiting for Santa found here, Sentiment done on computer,
Papers - Papermania A wonderful Christmas time,
Colouring mediums - H20's, Distress inks,
Embellishments - Ribbon, small roses from stash, leaves from stash, Gold rose hand made, bow from stash, glamour dust, stickles,
Wednesday, 4 November 2009
This card is for:-
1. Digital Doodling - To use Cupcake Tilly
2. Incy Wincy Designs - challenge 16 - sketch
3. Die Cut Dreams - challenge # 21 - Food and Drink
4. Creative Card Crew - challenge 35 - Ribbons and Gems
I loved using this image, She's so cute and it's a break from Christmas cards. It also gave me a chance to do something girly and use my favourites glitter and gems.
Digital Doodling has this great freebie Cupcake Tilly and she's so gorgeous, pop over and look at her stunning Tilly in a bauble, I love that one. They are also looking for a DT member too.
Incy Wincy Designs gave this fabby sketch which is brilliant to use, but I kept my design simple as the sparkle and gems gave it real sparkle.
Die Cut Dreams has the theme of food and drink, pop over and join in there's 2 weeks GDT spot up for the prize, which I have just done over there and the ladies are so warm and welcoming.
Creative Card Crew require Ribbons and Gems on there's, well there's plenty of gems on the cupcake and corners of the side strip, and there's a ribbon and a ribbon bow.
Tuesday, 3 November 2009
Monday, 2 November 2009
C'MON GIRLS! You know you want it, Lovely candy to celebrate the new challenge that starts on Thursday 5th November. If you go to Susie's blog, enter the candy it closes Wednesday 4th November at 10pm.
I do hope you will join in the new challenge blog Susie's Sassy Challenge , A few of you have asked me to remind you nearer the time so I will keep putting a reminder on here!
Sunday, 1 November 2009
This card is for:-
1. Anyone For Anya? - Patriotic Anya
2. Sketch And Stash - Challenge # 22 - Sketch
This card is for an order, I was asked for a skateboard theme for a Nephew. It also fits with a couple of challenges, Anyone For Anya? who's theme is Patriotic Anya. What they want is to use the colours of the flag which represents your own country. So mine is Red, White and Blue for Great Britain, the Union Jack. Then I've used the sketch on Sketch and Stash and you have to name your new or neglected stash. My new stash was some boys embellishments which I used the skateboard from.
There's a new challenge blog starting called Susie's Sassy Challenge, It's launching on Thursday 5th November.
It will be every fortnight on a Thursday. You will be able to combine your challenges too. You really must check in for this challenge, as the first challenge there is a prize on offer around £50. Then after that there will be a mixture of Guest designer spots and goodies up for prizes each challenge.
And I'm lucky enough to be one of the design team members, Yipee!
I will give you a reminder before the challenge starts.
Look what my eldest son decided to use his trick or treat container for, What a great idea, he's also pinched his sisters too to put the rest of his Promarkers in.