Monday 26 October 2009

All That Scraps Challenge

I've just found this fab challenge (you can never have too many challenges imo lol): All That Scraps & their challenge this week is to make a tall card. For my card I used cute Miss Anya image which I paper pieced her dress & bow. I added some punched & inked flowers embellished with gems & pearls. The paper is from Designer Digitals & I finished the card off with a greeting from Pink Petticoat. I'm also entering this card for the Charisma Cardz challenge which is "Daisies"& Caardvarks "A Tall Order".

Sunday 25 October 2009

Alex & Felicity Christmas Wishes

I'm still achy but slightly better (I got knocked off my bike on Friday) at least it is Sunday so I can have a nice rest & do a bit of crafting. Have you seen the fab new images by Sally-Ann at the Digi Boutique? Well if you haven't check them out here, aren't they fab & you get 4 fab images for £2.25.

This card was made using my oval Nesties, Papermania papers, EK Sucess border punch, peel off greeting, bow, pearls, lots of glitter glue & the snowflakes I recycled from some of last years cards lol. It was made for the Digi Stamp Boutique Blog October competition & also I used the Three Clovers Designs sketch, the Cute Daisy May theme is "Love" & the challenge over at La-La Land is "Sparkle".

Friday 23 October 2009

Willow Sketchie

I have had the most traumatic day today :-( I start work at 7.45 am on Fridays & always bike to work but unfortunately this morning I got knocked off my bike, the car came straight out the end of the road, didn't look & hit me. I was so shook up but was grateful I could get up & walk. The driver did stop to ask me how I was & I am soo annoyed cos I didn't get his details. I thought my bike was ok until I started to ride the handle bar was twisted but at least I managed to bike to work. Once the shock wore off I started to ache & now everything is hurting.

At least I managed to do a bit of crafting this evening which took my mind off all the stress. This card was made using Zoe's fab sketch for Willow Sketchie. The papers are from Scrapbook Mad & that gorgeous image is by Toodles & Binks. I stamped & cut out some flowers & added buttons to the centres. I'm off to bed hoping I have a better day tomorrow lol.

Wednesday 21 October 2009

Friday Sketchers Challenge

What a horrible rainy day it is today but at least it's my day off & I haven't got anything to do apart from crafting (& a bit of housework but there's ALWAYS housework lol). It is getting really cold now though so I think the heating will have to go on soon.

This card was made using the Friday Sketchers fab sketch. The papers are from Designer Digitals which I inked around the edges & punched a border with my EK success punch.I used another Pink Cat Studio digi image ( I luv these soo much). The finishing touches are die cut swirls & flowers with a button & thread & the greeting is from Pink Petticoat.

Monday 19 October 2009

Autumn Anya

I love Miss Anya & the challenge on the Anyone for Anya? blog this week is "Autumn Colours". I used papers from Designs by Krista which I distressed. The sketch is from A Spoon Full of Sugar (just got in in time I hope as there will be a new challenge tomorrow) & the challenge from the Charisma girls is "Distressing". The finishing touches are ribbon, flowers & a leaf charm.

WOJ Angel

This Christmas card was made for 4 challenges:
Crafty Creations - Blue
Crazy 4 Challenges - Sketch
Die Cut Dreams - Winter Wonderland
Whiff of Joy - Die Cuts

The papers are Papermania (I think), the angel is coloured in with Twinkly H20s & glitter added to her wings. The card is quite simply & just finished off with a padded fabric star, some gems & a greeting.

Sunday 18 October 2009

Favourite Embellishment?

The challenge at PaperPlay this week is to use your favourite embellishment & this got me thinking could you have just "one"? The conclusion I came to is NO lol, well I can't anyway I love charms & flowers & gems (& quite a few other things too).

For this card I used the fab sketch from Bee Crafty, the papers are from SBM. This cute image is from Pink Cat Studio's new digi downloads (check them out they are fab!) I'm definitely going to be getting more of these. The flowers are a range of punched & felt (cut from a border) & the card is finished with ribbon, charms, gems & a stamped greeting. I'm also entering this for the Stamp Something challenge which is "Bling".

Saturday 17 October 2009

Scrap Online!

What a great idea this is "Scrap Online" (SOL) & Marlene hosted one on Wednesday. The idea (if I can manage explain it) is that the host posts on their blog the sizes of card stock & papers that are needed the day before so you can have these all cut ready to assemble your card. Then on the day/start time of the SOL the first step to make your card is posted & then further steps are posted every 5 minutes.

This is the quickest I've ever made a card but what great fun :-) (apart from the finishing off which took 3 days lol) . Here is my finished card which is nowhere near as amazing as Marlene's (you have to check it out!).

This card fits Kraftin' Kimmie's 2nd challenge which is "Buttons". The papers are DCWV, Pocket Full of Posies, the image is Miss Anya (I love these images) and the card is finished with flowers, buttons, ribbon, greeting & pearls.

Thursday 15 October 2009

Daisy & Dandelion Christmas

This was a quick(ish) card made with the last Daisy & Dandelion TSV from QVC. The Christmas tree has been glittered. Ribbon, glittered flowers, gems & stamped greeting finish the card off. I started making this card a couple of days ago (see not so quick lol) with the Friday Sketchers sketch but it is due to change today, hopefully I got in just in time.

This card fits 4 other challenges:
Lili of the Valley - Christmas Card for a Child
Creative Inspirations - Christmas in October
La-La Land - Winter/Christmas
My Time to Craft - Quick & Cute

Wednesday 14 October 2009

Fairy Wishes :-)

This cute little fairy is a stamp from Cuddly Buddly, I paper pieced her dress, hat & cake, the papers are Designer Digitals (again, I can't stop using these a the mo - it's funny how you have phases of using the same bits & pieces). I can't stop using my sewing machine either as you will see. The fairy's wings have been glittered & the finishing touches are buttons, swirls flowers & a greeting.

This card was made for 6 challenges:
ABC- Flying
Cupcake - Buttons & Stitching
Cute Daisy May - Fairy-nuff
Flutter By - Butterfly or Fairy
Sunday Sketch & Stamp - Sketch
Creative Card Crew - Scallops

My tickets came today for the Hobycraft etc show at the NEC, how exciting - anyone else looking forward to it?

Tuesday 13 October 2009

Tuesday's Card

This card was made for 3 challenges:

Everybody-Art - Shapes or Punches
Mojo Monday - Sketch
Whimsy Stamps - Get Punchy

I used more gorgeous papers from Designer Digitals with a bit of stitching. I love this image (I believe it was given to me by my dear friend Linda) which is coloured in with Prismas. I finished the card off with die cut swirls, punched flowers & leaves.

Sunday 11 October 2009

Bit More Ultra Thick Embossing

Well it is a while since I've done any ultra thick embossing but I do like the finished result. This image was stamped, coloured in & then embossed which gives a lovely glossy shine but unfortunately I failed to capture this in the photo lol. The papers are from Designs by Krista (I also cut out the flowers & butterfly too). I finished the card off with a stamped greeting, pearls, ribbon & a charm.

This card fits 6 challenges:
C.R.A.F.T. - Inspirational Photo
Everybody-Art - Sketch
One Stop - Birthday
Charisma Cardz - Recipe (1 Ribbon, 3 Flowers, 3 Papers, 1 Charm)
Creative Card Crew - Celebration
Kraftin Kimmie - Birthday

Saturday 10 October 2009

Trick or Treat!

This card was made using paper from "It's Funky Too" CD & I distressed the edges. The image is a free decoupage download from Docrafts. The card is finished off with a Trick or Treat ticket, ribbon, gems & brads. (I'm really not sure about this card it is very dull lol).

This card fits 7 challenges:
Get Funky! - Halloween
Carol's Sketch Fun - Sketch
Creative Belli - Halloween Coloured Bling or Glitter
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Halloween
Daring Cardmakers - Autumn Purple
Allsorts - Halloween
The Pink Elephant - Black, Orange, Purple & White

Thursday 8 October 2009

Last Filofax (for a while anyway lol)

Here is ANOTHER filofax that I made for a friend. The papers are from my scraps (but are Designer Digitals I think), the cute doggy image is from Pink Petticoat. Pretty much same formula as before: Nesties, punched flowers, border punch (this time EK success) & finished off with pearls.

This fits 2 challenges:
Ispirational Card Sketches
My Time to Craft - Purrfect Pets

Wednesday 7 October 2009

Filofaxes for Friends

Wooo day off - I love Wednesdays, the only problem is they go quicker than any other day lol (apart from Saturday & Sunday of course). I been decorating more filofaxes, these ones are for friends at work.

I am trying to use up some of the thousands of scraps of paper that I have all over the place. The images are from Pink Petticoat, I've used my Nesties, Martha Stewart Lace border punch, buttons ribbons, punched & inked flowers finished off with gems.

I'm entering the red one for the Gingersnap Creations challenge - Bling.

Monday 5 October 2009

A walk In The Park

I made this card using the fab download I won from the Willow Sketchie challenge called "A Walk in the Park". I coloured her with Prismacolor pencils. I used my sewing machine again (I can't stop using it lol). The papers are Papermania & the card is finished off with a flower made from Nesties & Glamour Dust added, ribbon, brads & a greeting.

This card fits 4 Challenges:
Willow Sketchie - Sketch
ABC - Embossing
Cupcake - Thanks a Bunch
Crazy 4 Challenges - Sew Happy

It is so dark & dreary today I had a job getting a decent photo, I took loads but this was the only one that was half decent lol.

Sunday 4 October 2009

Candy Alert :-)

There is some generous candy on offer over at The Purple Zone - see the photo below & while your there have a browse around at the fab creations. You've got a while cos this candy closes on 31st October.

Quick(ish) Card :-)

Every week or so I make my gorgeous grandson Ryan a card (ALWAYS with cars, lorries or buses on cos he is crazy about them), I also have a beautiful granddaughter, Abigail & although she is only 18 months old I thought I would make her a card this time too (even though I know that she will pull it to pieces lol). The card was made using papers and image from Scrapbooking Mad. I used my Nesties & my sewing machine, Glamour Dust for her wings & some heart gems & buttons.

I have just found 2 New Challenges:
CCEE Stampers - Let's Go Digital
Three Clovers - Think Pink!

Saturday 3 October 2009

Saturday's Card

You never know I might even get to make more than one card today (this is doubtful though as it takes me ages lol). This one is made for a colleague at work - I had the last birthday & so I have to collect for the person whose birthday is next & this is her card. The papers are Designer Digitals (again!), the dress has been paper pieced the finishing touches are a glittered flower, greeting, pearls & stamped shoes.

This card fits 3 challenges:
Card Positioning Systems - Sketch
Creative Card Crew - All That Sparkles
Secret Crafter - Celebration