Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Hippo Filofax

I made this filofax (this is the 3rd one I've made for myself & I'm taking it to work so I might actually use this one lol) using my fav papers from Designer Digitals & a cute hippo image from Pink Petticoat. I finished it off with punched flowers, leaves, card candy & a pearl. I'm entering this for the Secret Crafter challenge which this week is "Animal Antics".

I'd better get myself ready for work now Wed is my day off but unfortunately it is half day training today :(

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Motoring Along....

This card was made using an image and papers from Scrapbookingmad (SBM). I added some chalk to the lil fella's cheeks & button wheels. (The door opens on the car but I forgot to open it when I took the photo doh!). The stamp is from Cuddly Buddly & the card is finished of with a stamped greeting & some card candy (& a lil bit of Glamour Dust).

This card fits 4 Challenges:
Kaboodle Doodles - Recipe (1 solid cardstock, 2 patterned papers, 3 embellishments, digi image)
Crafty Cardmakers - 3D Elements
PaperPlay - Spot This
Dare U 2 Digi Stamp - Punched Shapes or Die Cuts

Monday, 28 September 2009

Non-Fattening Candy :-)

Sharon is offering some fab Birthday Candy on her Blog - check her great blog out while your there. Ends on 9th October. See the fabbiness (I think I made that word up lol but you know what I mean) in the photo below :-)

Sunday, 27 September 2009

There's Magic In The Air :-)

I've just found this fab new challenge blog - There's Magic In The Air. There is a free download for you to use :-) for this week's challenge (together with "Ribbon & Bow"). His name is Eldon & he's a worm (I think). The sketch is from Truly Scrumptious (& they have an extra challenge of using 3 stamps but as you can see I didn't do this, or even use 1 lol). The papers are from Papermania, the image is coloured with Prismas & the card is finished off with a greeting, ribbon, punched flowers & leaves & some gems.

Saturday, 26 September 2009

Another Christmas Card!

Thank goodness for weekends :-) especially when I don't have to work (we do one in 3 Saturdays). I'm extra glad I'm not working today as it's the 1st Flu clinic (I work in a Drs Surgery) & instead of being open 8.00-11.30 it is 8.00-1.30 so phew to that lol!

This image from Pink Cat Studio was given to be by the lovely Zoe (thanks hun can I have some more of this one pls). I coloured it with Prisma pencils & used lots of Glamour Dust on the snowman. The papers are called Jolly Lil Friends & are by Mindy Terasawa (from Designer Digitals again). The card is finished off with a chipboard Christmas tree, the greeting is from SBM & cut out with my Nesties. Oh I nearly forgot I used my new EK Success border punch again too :-)

This card fits 3 Challenges:
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Sketch

One Stop Craft Challenge - Die Cuts

Penny's Challenges - Birds

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Pretty in Pink!

Die Cut Dreams are having a DT call & they are asking for Pink cards/projects. I hope this counts as there is a bit of green (I love pink & green together). Anyone for Anya's challenge is "Funky Flowers", the big flower is made from 2 punched flowers & a rose with an added charm. I used my sewing machine again to sew the lace on, the papers are Designer Digitals (again I'm really loving these at the moment). I also used another new EK Success border punch & finished the card off with a charm. The sketch is from Creative Inspirations.

5 Challenges :-)

I've had a great day off today. I got a sewing machine for my birthday & have been playing with it :-) This card is made using Designer Digitals "Little Tea House" papers & I used my new EK Success punch (also for my birthday) for the border which I stitched to the card & I sewed a button to 2 punched flowers. The stamp is from Cuddly Buddly & was a present from my darling little granddaughter Abigial (I think she had a bit of help ordering it lol) & the card is finished off with a greeting, brad & a bit of Glamour Dust.

This card fits 5 Challenges:
Carol's Sketch Fun - Sketch
Cute Daisy May - Texture
Flutter By - Butterfly or Fairy & Flowers
Simon Says Stamp - Stitch it Up!
Stamp Something - Favourite Colours or Papers (well I love these papers & green is my fav colour closely followed by pink & baby blue)

I also made a tote bag & I am really pleased with it (ignore the material lol it is an old pillowcase - I didn't want to use decent material for my first attempt).

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Allsorts meets Sketch Saturday (& Paper Cutz)

I made this card using a papers & decoupage downloaded from Scrapbookingmad (SBM) - the papers are free! I finished the card off with a bauble greeting, Glamour Dust, a gem & the snowflake is (free!) from Fred She Said. The sketch is from Sketch Saturday & the Allsorts challenge this week is "Snowflakes in September". I've also found ANOTHER new challenge blog (there can never be too many imho) Paper Cutz & their challenge is "Bling".

Sunday, 20 September 2009

House Mouse meets Sketch & Stash

Luckily I've been on holiday this week (I really needed a break from work) & even better it was my birthday on Wednesday & I got some fantastic crafting goodies :-) My dear friend Linda bought me (among other things) this fantastic House Mouse Stamp called "With All My Heart" & as it was her wedding anniversary I used it to create this card for her (& her hubby David of course).

The image was coloured in with chalk, I used the gorgeous Designer Digital papers again & finished the card off with ribbon, flower, button & greeting. This week's challenge at House Mouse is "A Year in Review" & I chose Challenge 40 - "Wedding/Anniversary" & I followed the Sketch & Stash Sketch.

Monday, 14 September 2009

Dutch Dare meets Kaboodle Doodles

I was asked to make a really special card for my Aunty for her Granddaughter. It took me a while to to get inspired but I am really pleased with the finished card. It is my sort of card - all girly & glittery lol & I loved making it. The papers I've used are from Designer Digitals called "It's a Girl Thing" & they are stunning. The images are from Pink Petticoat, the flower is made with my Nesties & the card is finished off with a computer generated greeting, gems, a pearl, liquid pearls, Glamour Dust & charms. The images have been coloured with chalk for a change which I think gives a nice soft look.

The challenge at Dutch Dare is an Inspirational picture & Kaboodle Doodles challenge is to use Charms on you project.

Sunday, 6 September 2009

I love Anya :-)

I absolutely adore these images :-) I can't wait til my birthday when I am getting a couple of sets (this image was given to me by my dear friend Linda). The image is coloured with Prismacolor pencils & a lil bit of Glamour Dust for the puddle, the papers are from Papercraft Inspirations, the flower is punched & inked & finshed off with a fabric flower.

The card was made for 3 challenges:
Anyone For Anya? - Buttons, Bows & Brads (her buttons are brads)
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
Roses on Paper & Bells 'n Whistles - Punches

Creative Filofax

As I mentioned before hubby (Mark) brought home some promotional filofaxes from his work that were being thrown away for me to alter. For this one I used Hot Off The Press papers again & distressed the edges, i scrunched up some bronze pearl paper & rubbed over it with a Brilliance ink pad. The Creative definition is from HOTP too & this was torn & inked. The butterfly is by Anna Griffin (I got this stamp in a kit from QVC & it has been sooo useful) & has been colored with glitter gel pens & some Glamour Dust.

This fits 2 challenges:
Everybody-Art-Challenge - Blue/Brown
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Anything Accept a Card...

(If I have time later I will take a photo of the inside).

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Crafty Cardmakers meets Penny's Challenges :-)

I found these 2 new challenges when Blog hopping which is fab cos there can never be too many of them :-) This card was made for my Manager, she wanted a card for a friend's 80th birthday. The images are from The Diary of an Edwardian Lady & were free with Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine. I added some Glamour Dust to the images, the papers are HOTP press (I had them out from earlier), the greeting is computer generated & cut out with my Nesties. The card is finished off with a lil punched butterfly embellished with some pearls.

The challenges are:
Crafty Cardmakers - Complimentary Colours
Penny's Challenges - Pearls!!!!

Hooray for Wednesdays!

I love having Wednesday as my day off, breaks the week up nicely, even nicer having Monday off too :-) (especially as I have to work this Saturday). A work colleague is going on maternity leave & I was asked to make her a card for us all to sign. It was meant to be lemon lol but it ended up being pink & blue (though the hammock is lemon). The papers are from HOTP, the image is Penny Black & the flower is made with my Nesties. Other bits & pieces are: eyelet, button, ribbon & rub on greeting. Oh I forgot to say the image was coloured with pearly paints (wot no Prismas! lol).

This card fits 6 challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - New Beginnings
Stampin' for the Weekend - Anything Baby Goes
One Stop Craft Challenge - Cute and Cuddly
Stamp Something - Animal Somethings
2RedBananas - Rub-ons
Pollycraft - Furry Friends (Animals)