Saturday, 30 August 2008

Cute Card Thursday

The Cute Card Thursda challenge this week was 'In the Water'. I spent ages wondering what stamps I had for this one, then I decided to actually go rummage through my stamp box and thats when I remembered Nessie!!
So here's my card:

For this card I used: Funstamps Nessie stamp, Impress inkpad, Pro Markers, white gel pen, Papermania adhesive gems, cuttlebug swiss dots card, blue bazzill basics paper on a white card blank.

Friday, 29 August 2008

An award!

My lovely SBS sister Joey has given me a fab award!


I love everyone else's blogs soooooooooo much that I've decided to give this award to all of you! Every blog I come across is full of gorgeous projects.

I won!!!!

I'm so excited! I won the blog candy over at Stamp Something Challenge ! Its a fab $15 gift voucher for The Coconut Scrapshop - the only problem is there's sooooooooo much gorgeous stuff I can't decide what to buy!

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Stamp Something Challenge

I like the Stamp Something challenge this week - its quite broad 'Birthday Somethings' but it gave me the chance to use another Whipper Snapper stamp (god I love them!) that I hadn't managed to use yet.
So here he is, 'Birthday Beagle' :


I find with the Whipper Snapper stamps that on the whole they are quite large and so I find it works best to keep the card simple.
I coloured Birthday Beagle with Pro Markers, gel pen and glaze pen. Hes matted onto purple vellum. Then onto cuttlebug embossed card onto a purple card blank. The sentiment is from my stash.

Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Thank you Kristin!

Well today I've been given a FAB award by my blogging buddy and SBS sister Kristin


The rules for this award 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 you've nominated.

So my seven nominees are:
1. Jo
2. Lindsey
3. April
4. Anne-Marie
5. Carol
6. Anne
7. Michelle

Some of you may have been nominated before (I did try to make sure you hadn't but I might have slipped up!) but I just wanted to give everyone a chance to see some of your amazing work!!

And thanks again for the award Kristin!

Cute Card Thursday

Another fab challenge from Cute Card Thursday, this week is bright colours. Fab cards from all the DT as usual.

This is mine:

Isn't he gorgeous?! My little angel is a Whipper Snapper stamp coloured with Pro Markers - I liked the idea of quite a poignant message with a bright and cheerful coloured image. Matted and layered on bazzill basics card stock. Its quite a simple card but I think the little angel boy has to take centre stage!!

Sunday, 24 August 2008

Sketch Saturday Challenge

Over at Sketch Saturday this week you will find another fab sketch:

Jo is also asking this week for people to apply to join her Design Team. To do this you have to make two projects using her sketch, one of which must be a Christmas theme. I ended up making three cards using this sketch (and I'm sure I'll end up using it again soon!) but here are the two for my entry to the DT call:



For Tilda I used: Tilda stamp, Pro Markers, gel pen and glaze pen, paper from a stack by QVC, cuttlebug swiss dots card, light blue card from my stash, adhesive gem stones and a 'yummy birthday' rub on from DoCrafts.

For Rodney the Reindeer: Whipper Snapper stamp, Pro Markers, gel pen and glaze pen, black and red card, paper from a Dovecraft 'Tis the Season' paper pack, Happy Christmas peel off and adhesive gems.

Saturday, 23 August 2008

More Blog Candy!!

Juliet is giving away some FAB blog candy here: Just because she feels like it, we don't mind of course. Her blog is also fab...check it out now!

Friendship Image Swap

Took part in my first friendship image swap on Trimcraft this week. My swap partner let me know today that she received it so I know its safe to post!
Here's the card I sent to my swap partner:




I'm not sure why the pics all have a bluey tinge...! Anyway its red cardstock, scored and folded using my fab Wonderboard! Image is Sugar Nellie, kindly sent to me a buddy on Trimcraft. The paisley is cut from a K&Co sparkly sweet paper. I then stuck gems on to the pattern. The sentiment is Dymo.

Friday, 22 August 2008

More Pro Marker fun!

Well I have to say I LOVE MY PRO MARKERS!I'm just about to order some more from Silly Monkey Crafts (who have 10% of everything right thru Bank Holiday Weekend by the way!) because I just cannot get enough of them. I think I might ask for the whole set of 92 for Christmas...!

So anyway I've been using my PMs at every opportunity so here's some cards I made last night using my beautifully coloured images (if I do say so myself, lol)




The top one is a Hamish stamp from Sugar Nellie, with cuttlebug embossed card and a printed sentiment. (I've just noticed Hamish isn't stuck down properly, off in a sec to fix that!)

The middle one is a Whipper Snapper stamp 'Best Friends' and a 'Hugs n Kisses' stamp, cuttlebug embossed card and gems from my stash.

The bottom one is an Elzybells stamp (can you see the shiny glaze I put on ducky??! I love this stamp, its soooo adorable!), blue card stock, glitter card from DCWV, Dymo sentiment and gems from stash.

Also wanted to say thanks to all the visitors to my blog and those of you who comment - I'm trying to find the time now to visit all your blogs and check out your fab creations!!

Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge

This week at Spoon Full of Sugar, the challenge was a fab sketch by Debbie. The challenge this week is also sponsored by Whiff of Joy stamps and Katarina has donated on of her GORGEOUS Charlie stamps as a prize.

Here's my attempt:


Its a Sugar Nellie 'Maggie' stamp, she comes with different accesories for her stick- a flag, balloon, star or heart. Coloured in with my Pro Markers, gel pens and glaze pen. Matted and layered onto some red bazzill basics card. Gems from my stash. Blue card blank, Happy Birthday vellum, some glitter patterned card from DCWV and some red Anita's sticky ribbon.

Thursday, 21 August 2008

Papertake Weekly Challenge

This week's Papertake Challenge was a Sketch by the wonderful Katharina - who has some of the most amazing sketches on her blogs (see my blog list on the right)

This is mine:

Tilda is coloured with ProMarkers, gel pens and Sakura glaze. The cupcake sticker is Papermania. The ribbon is Anita's sticky. The sentiment is from my stash. The paper is K&Co sparkly sweet. Finally the background is cuttlebug embossed swiss dots by my buddy Tazzy at Trimcraft.


Shary has some fab blog candy - - to celebrate the number of hits she's had on her blog. Go check it out!

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Sketch Saturday Challenge/Tilda & Co Challenge

Here's my interpretation of this week's sketch at Sketch Saturday, I combined it with Tilda & Co's challenge of just using blue and white. I used some other colour for Tilda's hair but so have the DT so I guess its allowed!!


Tilda is coloured with ProMarkers, gel pen and Sakura glaze. The sentiment is Dymo. The card is from my stash and theres some white Cuttlebug embossed 'snowflake' card. The gems are also from my stash.

A Triple - 3 challenges in 1 card!

The first time I've managed this, 3 challenges in one card!! My only problem is I'm not sure I actually LIKE the card!

The challenges are - Cute Card Thursday 'soft furnishings', Stamp Something 'all about summer' and Penny Black 'ribbons.


The image is Penny Black, stamped and watercoloured. The sentiment is a High Hopes stamp, coloured with ProMarkers and matted and layered. I used cuttlebug embossed card as a background. The ribbons are Anitas sticky ribbons.

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Well Done Cards

Well it was results day this week for lots of people and I've got two friends who did very well so here are their cards:



They are both Tilda images from the new collection, kindly sent to me by a Trimcraft buddy. Coloured with ProMarkers and gel pen, with a bit of Sakura glaze pen. Both have Cuttlebug embossed card as the background. The first one the has a Dymo sentiment, the second is papermania stickers matted and layered.

Monday, 18 August 2008

A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge

This week at SFSC, the challenge was to create a card with a secret message. Here's my attempt:



Not my most creative effort. Must admit I struggled with this one. I used Luca and Nellie images kindly sent to me by Dee at Trimcraft (I do stamp my own images too honest!!), coloured with watercolour pencils and a sakura clear glaze pen. Held in place with silver heart brads. The paper and ribbon is from my stash. The sentiment is a penny black stamp. I went over the words 'great big' with my sakura glaze pen but it hasn't shown up well in the pic.

Sunday, 17 August 2008

Craft Fairs

I've googled and everything but can find no answer to this, does anyone know of any upcoming craft/stamp/card making fairs/markets in the Kent or Essex area? I'm really keen to go to one but can't find one.

Anyone help me?

Saturday, 16 August 2008

ABC Challenge

ABC Challenge this week was 'E' for embellishment. Here's my card:


I used cuttlebug embossed card, a little bit of sparkly sweet K&Co paper, some purple vellum, an image kindly stamped for me by Christine at Trimcraft which I coloured in watercolour pencils, an Anita's sticky ribbon, some sticky gems and a Making Memories jumbo blossom with pebble brad.

My Son's First Card

Here it is:

Isn't it cute?! He only turned 3 last week. All I did for him was stick the ribbon on, but he picked out which one he wanted and stuck the Pooh Bear stickers on himself.

Thursday, 14 August 2008

Tilda & Co Challenge

The theme this week at T&Co is ‘Christmas is coming’.
Here’s my card:

I used a Tilda stamp, coloured with watercolour pencils and gel pen, matted onto green card, two different DCWV Christmas papers, See Ds alphabet stamps with glitter.

Sketch Saturday Challenge

A lovely sketch this week over at SS. This is my interpretation:

It’s also a Get Well card for my best friend who is currently in hospital with a badly broken leg.
I used a stamped image kindly sent to me by Christine at Trimcraft, coloured with watercolour pencils, matted on to purple card, green swirl embossed card – sent to me by Tazzy at Trimcraft, purple vellum, Papermania ribbon and K&Co sparkly sweet paper.

Struggling to finish

I started playing around with this card:

When I got my new Dovecraft Wonderboard - which is fab by the way! But I'm struggling to finish it, I don't know whether to just leave it as it is, sometimes simple is better right?? Can anyone help me out??

Cute Card Thursday

This week's challenge was 'The two of us'
This is mine:

It was a bit of a 'last minute make' and I'm not 100% happy with it. Still, I do love the stamped images - kindly sent to me by the lovely Christine over at Trimcraft. Might have to get me some of those stamps.....

To make this card I used: Max and Milly stamped images from Spiral Whispers, background paper from a Dovecraft pack, glitter card from the DCWV glitter pad, handmade paper from my stash and a sentiment from my stash.

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Sisterhood of the Blogging Stampers 23

I recently joined the sisterhood, find them here:

I wanted to make some new 'crafty' friends and I think it will be a fab way to do this!

Well this is my 'getting to know me' post.
My name is Toni. I'm 22. I've been making cards for about 4 months now. I started because I wanted to practice for making my wedding invitations (which is September next year by the way!!) and now I'm hooked. I love stamps - especially the Magnolia Tilda and Edwin range and also just starting to get a few Penny Blacks and Sugar Nellie's too. Hoping to branch out into scrapbooking soon.

I work as a Trainee Legal Executive for a local family law firm. I also study law in my spare time.

I have a three year old son, who is my pride and joy. I also have a wonderful fiance who I love dearly.

Thats just about it I think! Looking forward to getting to know the rest of my group!

Son's Birthday

My son was three at the weekend, I wanted to make him a waterfall card but had no idea how to! Two days after I made the card below, lo and behold my Quick Cards subscription turned up with a tutorial on waterfall cards.... So should be making one of those soon.
Here's what I made instead:

He loved it - hes a big racing car fan.
The number and car are from Dovecraft 12 x 12 paper pads - I forget the name. The background is from a DCWV glitter pad, the name is K&Co black glitter alphabet stickers and the sentiment is from my stash.

Another Tilda

I originally made this card for last week's Tilda sketch challenge but didn't get around to uploading it in time!! So here it is:

I used Party Tilda, coloured with watercolour pencils, 2 different sorts of K&Co paper from the Sparkly Sweet pad, an Anitas sticky ribbon and a heart brad and sentiment from my stash.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Stamp Something Challenge

Over at the Stamp Something Challenge, this week was to use pink green and blue.

Here's my entry:

I used one of my Tilda stamps, coloured with watercolour pencils and gel pen. Cuttlebug swirls embossed green card and K&Co paper from the sparkly sweet pad. Finally a sentiment, a butterfly and some gems from my stash.