Sunday, 22 February 2009

Penny Black meets Friday Sketchers

This card was made for the Penny Black Saturday challenge (I'm early this time!) which this week is "Get Well Soon" using the Friday Sketchers sketch.

The Penny Black stamp is called "arrangement!" & the papers are from Funky Hand. I've added flowers, which were a Christmas pressie from my dear friend Linda, with brads, sticky ribbon & a greeting from Pink Petticoat.

Saturday, 21 February 2009

Hooray It's Saturday!

Well it's Saturday :o) but where has the day gone? It's been quite nice weather though which is always a bonus. The day has been a mixture of shopping, housework & crafting (you can guess which was the most enjoyable lol).

This card was made using the Mojo Monday sketch, it's the first time I've used one of their sketches (I think) & I used the gorgeous new Kaboodle Doodles "Morris Dance" papers which I love. I also cut out flowers from the papers as embellishments & added a bit of Glamour Dust to the centres. The image is one of the new Wiff of Joy images which I coloured with Distress inks, it's the first time I've done this & I really like the look so think I will be using them lots more.

Friday, 20 February 2009

Penny Black Sketch

Thank goodness it's Friday! I can (try) & forget the awful week I've had a work & look forward to the weekend. I always think Friday night is one of the best things about the weekend cos you've got it all to come lol. I started this card last night but was too tired to finish it but I've managed it now.

This is Anniversary card was made using the Penny Black Saturday Challenge sketch which I really like. The papers are all Designs by Krista. The heart stamp was free with a magazine, the greeting is Pink Petticoat & I finished the card off with 3 heart gems. Ooh not forgetting the gorgeous Penny Black stamp which is called "You're a Treasure"to which I added a bit of Glamour Dust to :o)

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

New WOJ Spring Stamps!

Hooray my new Wiff of Joy Spring Collection stamps arrived yesterday & the are all gorgeous. Luckily today is my day off so I had time to have a little play. This card was made using the A Spoon Full of Sugar sketch. The papers are Basic Grey, all the stamps (the girl, the tree stump, the butterfly & the greeting) are from Wiff of Joy. The ribbon is from Brenda Pinnock & a couple of flowers with brad & bead spacer were added to finish the card off. I love these stamps & I can't wait to make lots more cards with them!

Pollycraft meets Sketch Saturday

How lovely to have a day off especially at the moment when work is cr**p & I am really fed-up :o(
I've been messing about with papers & bits & pieces most of the day: colouring in, cutting out etc Unfortunately the day is almost over (why do day offs & weekends go faster than any other day? it's always puzzled me lol).

I made this card using the fab Sketch Saturday sketch & the Pollycraft challenge is "Pink", I'm hoping they'll let me off the blue jeans. The Pollycraft stamp is Mary Lou "Big Surprise" - she is actually sitting on a present but I masked that off cos I wanted her sitting on the edge of the circle. The papers are by PaperMania & I finished the card off with flowers, brad, charm, chipboard & some Glamour Dust.

I'm in the middle of making another card so hopefully I will have time to get that finished tonight too.

Monday, 16 February 2009

Willow Sketchie Challenge

This card was made for the Willow Sketchie challenge. It is a fab sketch by Dawny P & as always there is twist which is: There has to be at least one thing on it that is not totally flat and there has to be some doodling on it somewhere. I've decoupaged the Daisy rabbit (from Sharon's fab new download) & I think I have gone overboard with the faux stitching lol. The papers are also included with the download & I finished the card off with a sentiment, ribbon, button & another Daisy peeping over the top of the circle.
I promise the card is straight I just couldn't scan it straight & it's too late for a photo.

Sunday, 15 February 2009

The Sugar Bowl Challenge

This is the first time I've entered the Sugar Bowl challenge which this week is "0ne" - to use only one piece of patterned paper.

I used gorgeous Basic Grey paper & made a lace border. The image is Claudia by Sugar Nellie which I coloured with Prismacolor pencils (as usual). The sentiment is by Cuddly Buddly stamped onto a punched flower with the edges inked & I added some stamped leaves & a heart gem. The card is finished off with some stamped flourishes, a smaller punched flower & some more gems.

Kaboodle Doodles Sketch Challenge

Wow those 2 weeks went past really quickly. There is a sketch challenge on Kaboodle Doodles this week by Andrea (the Gaffer). I had great fun making this card - the fact it's got cupcakes & ice cream sundaes on probably had a lot to do with it lol. I used papers from the Kaboodle Doodles "Party Picnic" & "Pink & Blue" kits. The image is from Pink Petticoats new download "Sweet Sundaes" which I coloured in with Prismacolor pencils & added Glamour Dust to. I used my Martha Stewart Lace punch to make a border & added a sentiment & another lil cupcake from the paper. I really like this card but I'm not sure about the stamped flourish.

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Pink Petticoat Gift Pouches

I made these gorgeous little Gift Pouches for the challenge on Pink Petticoat. They give you the instructions to make these cute little "Sour Cream Containers" as they are called in the USA. I've made a couple & filled them with Jelly Beans for little Valentines gifts. I can't remember the name of the papers used (as I have soo many Pink Petticoat papers) but the flowers are from the Little Fleur collection (I think). I used my Crop-a-Dile for the eyelets & added pink ribbon & a PP sentiment.

The Double Dutch challenge at the moment is anything but a card so this fits & also the Arty Girlz challenge is "Flowers"

Sunday, 8 February 2009

Love Birds (**V**)

I made this card for my fab hubby Mark for Valentines Day. I used the sketch from A Spoon Full of Sugar. The gorgeous papers which I inked the edges of are from Designs by Krista's "Adore & Cherish" kits & nearly all her kits are HALF price at the moment! The cute birdie design is a free download from Pollycraft which I coloured in with Prismacolor pencils & used chalk for the sky. The word Love (also from Designs by Krista has brads in & is attached with 3d foam & the card is finished off with a covered chipboard heart. The challenge over on My Time to Craft is "A Little Birdie Told Me!"

I'm trying to blog this while watching Dancing on Ice lol (while the adverts are on). Can't believe the weekend's almost over again :o(

Saturday, 7 February 2009

2 More Challenges!

I've managed to squeeze in one more card before bed :o)

This card was made for the Colour Create 1st challenge which is "Pink, Green & Brown"(I think I'm just in time) & using the sketch from Sketch Saturday. The papers & brad are Basic Grey & I made a lil circle flower, I've been meaning to make these for ages. The image is Pink Petticoat which I chalked & Glamour dusted (& I used my Nesties again too). I didn't think it needed any more embellishing cos of the the pretty flower paper.

Another Valentines Card!

This Valentines card was made for my amazing lil grandson Ryan (Abigail's big brother). I make him a card most weeks but always with cars on (& especially Peugeots lol) so I thought for Valentines I would ring the changes, hopefully he will like it (We have bought him a few toy cars so he won't be completely car-less).

The papers are from Hot of the Press, the dinosaur was a free download from Pollycraft, it's not on the site anymore but there is a fab birdie download on there (& lots of other fab stuff) & the challenge on their blog is love so this fits. I added more Dazzle Dust & covered a chipboard heart. The Jehkotar challenge this week is not to use a stamped image & the Lili of the Valley challenge is for "Men" so hopefully a boys card will count :o)

4 Challenges :o)

Hooray it's the weekend, thank goodness what an awful week it has been at work but I'm going to forget all about it now (well try anyway). The sun is shinning & I've got time to do some crafting :o)

This Valentines card was made for my special lil granddaughter Abigail. The sketch is from Friday Sketchers, One Stop Craft challenge is "Circles" (& this is the first time I've used my Nestibilities & I love them!), Papertake challenge is "Hearts & Flowers" & the Everybody Art challenge is Valentines.

The papers & cute sheep are from Pink Petticoat, Abigail's mummy loves sheep so I'm sure she will too. I coloured the image with Prismacolor pencils added Glamour Dust (I can see myself getting addicted to using that stuff lol) & finished off with printed greetings, flowers, gem & a large heart brad.

It is nearly 2.00 & I haven't had lunch yet, I love getting engrossed with crafting the only trouble is the time goes way too quick lol

Thursday, 5 February 2009

Card for Marie Curie Cancer Care Charity

I made this card using the Just Christmas & Birthday Cards sketch for the Marie Curie Cancer Care Charity, I will be making more (hopefully). For this one I used the Papermania Marie Curie 2009 Limited Edition Clear Stamp set (the daffodil & butterfly). The papers are Docrafts & English Paper Co I think. I finshed of with some fibres, padded heart, stamped greeting & glitter glue.

This is one of those cards that I made but I don't really like (especially the baking paper, the more I look at it the less I like it - time to stop looking I guess ;o)), in fact the only bit I do like is the lil butterfly fluttering lol.

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Basic Grey Sketch

Hooray day off today, so much to do though (nothing new there then!) but I did manage to finish this card off that I started making on Sunday. It is using the fab Basic Grey sketch. The theme over at Dutch Dare is "Thank You". The gorgeous papers I used are "Sugared" & "Cupcake". The image is from Linda I believe :o). I finished off with some punched flowers, brads, covered chipboard flower & Stampin' Up greeting.

Sunday, 1 February 2009

Leaving Card

My dear friend Joy is leaving work & has a new job. She has been fed up at work for ages & as nothing has changed she has decided to go :o(

I used the Friday Sketchers sketch & the image & papers are all from Pink Petticoat (I've not used them for a change so it made a nice change). I added some glitter glue, gems, ribbon, flower & button. The challenge at One Stop Craft challenge this week is "Buttons & Bows" & you have to use at least 1 button or 1 bow (I used 1 of each).

I've been putting some of my craft stuff up on eBay to try & make room for more crafty stuff lol but it takes sooo long I'm giving up for today & as I'm getting a bit peckish so time for tea I think. I might get the ironing done while I'm watching Dancing on Ice lol, we never watched it until last week & I haven't laughed so much for ages.

Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Relaunch Today!

The Kaboodle Doodles challenge blog has been revamped & is looking fab. There will be a new challenge every 2 weeks & lots of lovely candy up for grabs.

This week's challenge is a nice easy one to begin with the theme of "Love". My card was made using the Kaboodle Doodles new "Scribble" papers which are perfect for Valentines (& Anniversary & any other time when you need to send a bit of lovin'). I used a cute Rachelle Anne Miller stamped image & added some crocheted flowers, a charm & some gems to finish off with.

It's perfect crafting weather today lol (just starting to snow) so I shall just stay in cutting & colouring etc. Ooh dear just remembered the ironing is still waiting to be done ;o)