Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Papertake Challenge - Let It Snow

This week at Papertake the theme is 'Let It Snow'. Here's my card:

Only a little snowy unfortunately but the patterned paper does have snowflakes on.

Image: Tilda with hood, coloured with ProMarkers, gel pen and stickles. The background is DCWV (I think). The trees were part of a RAK from a stamping buddy, which I've added stickles to for tinsel (looks much better IRL). Sentiment is also from Magnolia. All backed onto red bazzill. Quite simple but I think I like it!

Thanks for looking.

Blog Candy!!!

Wow I came across two lots of amazing blog candy today!!
First there's Denise, who's started her own stamp company and the first three designs are goooooooooooorgeous! Check them out here

Secondly Debbie is having the most amazing blog candy giveaway on her blog to celebrate 10,000 hits. I'm a regular visitor to Debbie's blog and I have to say everything she makes is fab!! Be sure to check out the heart wreath she posted today.

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Penny Black

Over at Cute Card Thursday this week, the challenge is to use red and green. Well of course that immediately brings to mind.....Christmas!
This is my favourite Christmas card to date. I went right out of my comfort zone with the tearing of paper....but I love it! This sentiment stamp goes brilliantly with the image. Went a bit mad with my olive ink pad too....! For some reason the sticky ribbon looks wonky in the picture but not in real life - not sure why, perhaps my picture taking skills, or lack of.


The image is Penny Black 'Joy Filled Stockings' and the sentiment is Stampendous I think. The image is coloured with ProMarkers and gel pens. There is stickles on their hats. I've inked the edges of the image, sentiment and paper with an olive green Ink It Up ink pad. The image and sentiment are mounted on to silver cs - now inked to look shiny olive green. The paper is from a DCWV stack - I forget the name. And I added a few sparkly peels offs - a tree in the bottom right and some stars, plus a sticky ribbon to finish.

Sunday, 9 November 2008

Magnolia v Stampavie Challenge

This week at Magnolia v Stampavie (only the 2nd week of the new combined challenges!), the theme is 'Keep it simple', nice clean lines and no more than 3 colours to be used.

I hope my card below qualifies!! Its certainly simple and I've stuck to 3 colours (red, brown and green.....although I've used several different shades of them).


I can't believe I've actually managed to capture the sparkle round her hood!

Image: Tilda with hood, coloured with Promarkers, gel pen and stickles, mounted onto green bazzill and inked with a gold ink pad. The paper is from a Crafters Christmas Resource book I bought. Then added a sticky ribbon and stamped a starry snowflake border in green. Finally added three buttons from my Woodware 'coffee and cream' pack.

Thanks for looking

An Award

I've received a fab award from my lovely blogging friend Paula (or Polly to some of us!).

Now I have to pass it on to five friends! So I nominate:
1. Jo
2. Zoe
3. Joey
4. Anne
5. Sue

I love the stuff all five of these ladies create so go check out their blogs now!

Saturday, 8 November 2008

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Windswept Tilda

The theme this week at Papertake was 'Simply Sparkling', well I decided to make....yet another Christmas card! I went a bit mad with the sparkle and I'm not really sure about the end result. Anyway its one of the new Tilda's - I think she's called windswept, but not sure!


Image - Tilda, coloured with Promarkers and gel pen. The ground under her feet is stardust pen and crystal lacquer - doesn't show so well in the picture. The papers are from a DCWV stack, I think! Merry Christmas is a diecut given to me by a friend. There's also a piece of snowflake embossed card, which I've covered in stickles for extra sparkle!! Added some sticky ribbon (which is also sparkly) and some adhesive gems to finish.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, 7 November 2008

More Christmas Cards!

Well once again its been a while since I posted....so much going on in my life right now!! But I've just received my Christmas Tilda's so I will be posting some cards with them soon - they're all sitting here next to me, coloured in and ready to go!
But in the meantime, here's another Christmas card I made:


The images are Penny Black stickeroos, with Papermania adhesive gems in the middle, mounted on to silver cs. Then a sparkly adhesive ribbon (Dovecraft I think!) and a Merry Christmas peel off. Very simple really.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, 20 October 2008

Another Christmas Card

Yes its another Christmas card! You can tell its that time of year again, all my posts from now on will likely be Christmas cards ;-)
This one was nice and simple to make.

It was made like this - cut an A6 black card blank in half. I can't remember where the packing paper is from....possibly a DCWV pack, I inked the edges of it with a white ink pad and trimmed one end with my fancy scissors. The image is a Penny Black stickeroo. Topped off with a sparkly ribbon (Dovecraft I think!) and some Papermania adhesive gems.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, 19 October 2008

Now for something completely different!

Well I've been making some Christmas cards this week, will be showing them one by one over the next few days.... But I decided this was an ideal time to go outside of my comfort zone and do some 'different' cards. I've also been trying to use some of the things in my craft box that I don't seem to get round to using normally - heat embossing stuff and so on.
Anyway here's the first one:


The peel off was one sent to me by a friend, stuck on acetate and coloured with peel off markers. Then I just used my Penny Black sentiment stamp. The stamped sentiment started to bleed a little so I went round the edges with my silver gel pen, I quite like the effect.

Minimalist but I'm happy with it.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, 17 October 2008

Sketch Saturday

Another fab sketch from Jo at Sketch Saturday this week, although I must admit I had to think pretty hard about it before any inspiration struck! And of course I used one of my gorgeous new Tilda's then decorated the inside with the new accessory stamp. Be warned - its very girly!

Pink Tilda Ice/ Ballet princess


The only thing is I keep wanting to add a sentiment somewhere but I can't decide where! Suggestions...??

I used 'Pink Tilda Ice/Ballet Princess' and 'Pink Ballet Slippers', coloured with ProMarkers and gel pens. I chalked the edges of Tilda and matted her onto pink bazzill, then used a strip of leftover K&Co sparkly sweet paper, purple bazzill, then the little squares are 1" of the same pink bazzill with a big pink button and some Papermania adhesive gems.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, 16 October 2008

Stamp Something Challenge

Over at Stamp Something this week, the theme was 'Something for a Friend'. I've done a card, which I intend to give to my friend who has been in hospital for over 2 months now with a broken leg. Shes getting a bit fed up so I thought may be a nice card would cheer her up a bit.

Pink Tilda with striped tights

Recipe: Pink Tilda with striped tights, coloured with Promarkers, chalked round the edge, layered onto bazzill cs, cuttlebug embossed card, ribbon from stash and the sentiment is made up of Papermania cardstock stickers.

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Naughty Blogger! And Cute Card Thursday

Well I have been a naughty blogger, no cards for about two weeks now! But I'm off work this week - the Dr signed me off due to a nasty wisdom tooth extraction on Friday - so plenty of crafting time!
My new Magnolias arrived yesterday from their new 'Pink Collection', I ordered three 'people' and one accesory, and I made some cards with them today so I will be showcasing them in the next few days.
Here's the first, 'Pink Tilda with rose'.

Isn't she gorgeous??! I'm really pleased with how my colouring came out but unsure of the card overall. Anyway this is also my entry to Cute Card Thursday, which was the fab theme of 'Buttons and Bows'. I know its an age til Mothers Day but everytime I look at this image I picture her peeking up at her mummy with a rose in her hand!!

Image: Pink Tilda with rose, coloured with promarkers and gel pens. Inked round the edge.
Mounted onto bazzill CS, cuttlebug 'swiss' dots folder also mounted on bazzill. Die cut border
from a swap, buttons and ribbon from stash, sentiment from craftwork cards.

Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Whiff of Joy cards

I have to say I absolutely ADORE the gorgeous stamps available from Whiff of Joy (you will find Katharina's blog in my sidebar). So far I've only been able to buy three of them but there are more being released on 4th October and the DT have been giving previews this week - and WOW! So glad I've been saving my pennies...! Anyway here are two cards I've made with the stamps I had from the previous release (I'm green with envy that the DT get the whole lot!)


Recipe: Whiff of Joy 'Melinda hugging heart' stamp, ProMarkers, gel pen, Anita's sticky ribbon, craftwork cards sentiment, bazzill basics cardstock, Papermania adhesive gems, paper from a QVC stack (I forget the brand).


Recipe: Whiff of Joy 'Melinda blowing kisses' stamp, watercolour pencils, bazzill basics cardstock, K&Co sugar sweet papers, sentiment is handwritten, ribbon is chiffon edged from Handy Hippo, Papermania adhesive gems.

Monday, 29 September 2008

Stamp Something Challenge

The Stamp Something Challenge this week was to.......stamp something!! So thats what I did! Have been wanting to use this super cute Whipper Snapper stamp for ages!


Recipe: Stamp - Party Cats from Whipper Snapper, ProMarkers, glaze pen, Papermania adhesive gems, K&Co paper, craftworks sentiment.

Penny Black Saturday

Penny Black Saturday had the theme of 'Seasons' this week. So I took the oppurtunity to make another Christmas card.


I'm pleased with how it turned out.

Recipe: Stamp - Penny Black 'Joy Filled Stockings', coloured with ProMarkers, Stickles, Lizzie Anne designs Snowflake stamp, silver ink, green CS, red card, holly paper from Handy Hippo, sentiment stamp.

Monday, 15 September 2008

Spoonful of Sugar Challenge

There was a FAB sketch over at Spoonful of Sugar this week, I played around with lots of images and papers, and here's what I ended up with:


Recipe: Stamp - 'Tangled Up' from Whipper Snapper, ProMarkers, gel pen and glaze pen. Some stickes on his hat too. 'Merry Christmas' peel off. Papers from Dovecraft 'Tis the Season' paperpad, ribbon is Dovecraft sticky ribbon (I forget the pack name), CS from PaperMill

Sunday, 14 September 2008

Papertake Weekly Challenge

Papertake Weekly this week is an Autumn theme. For my card I used one of my new Whiff of Joy stamps - the link to Katharina's blog is in my sidebar. This one is Oakley on his scooter. I coloured him in using some nice autumnal colours. Sorry its not a great picture.

Here's my card:

Recipe: Oakley from WoJ, Promarkers, gel pens, gems from Papermania, sentiment from craftwork cards, cuttlebug embossed card, background paper saved from the craftwork cards sentiment packet (!!!).

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Cute Card Thursday

Cute Card Thursday this week was 'Pretty in Pink'. Perfect for me as I had a friend to make a card for who loves pink and had also coloured in and mounted this lovely Jemima Puddleduck image.


You can't really see the rub on in the picture, but its silver and says 'Happy Birthday'.

Stamp: Jemima Puddleduck, ProMarkers, gel pen mounted on pink bazzill, gems from Papermania. Backing paper from a QVC pack. Rub on from my stash - lost the packing somewhere!! Ribbon is Anita's sticky.

Friday, 5 September 2008

Sad news and cards....

Well I had the sad news yesterday that my son's nursery is shutting down. The last day was today (yes I know total shock for everyone, including staff) so I now have to find him somewhere else to go. He has been there since he was 5 months and was really excited as he'd just moved up to their pre-school. I'm totally gutted for him and I know all the staff have taken it badly. It was a very emotional day for everyone.
Anyway I spent last night, taking my mind off the big issue at hand, by making individual thank you cards for all the staff. Thankfully its a small nursery so only 10 staff, but here's my cards:











All the staff have been so brilliant and my son loves them dearly, I know he will miss the staff and kids so much.

Thursday, 4 September 2008

Spiral Whisper Challenge

This is the first week of the Spiral Whisper Challenge blog and this week was a sketch (you will find the link in my sidebar).

You have to use Spiral Whisper stamps on your card but thats ok because my new ones just arrived!!!


Stamp: Harry with Teddy from Kerry Steptoe @ Spiral Whisper, Pro Markers, gel pen and glaze pen (white on his shoes), gems from Papermania, Anita's sticky ribbon, blue card from Paper Mill and blue handmade paper from Papermania, sentiment from Craftworks.