Sunday, 31 January 2010

Christmas Card (No.3)!

Hope you're all having a fab Sunday. I had a lay in & then went shopping (all exciting stuff lol) we had to buy a new microwave cos ours needed replacing. We had Sunday dinner & now it's time for some crafting although I have got some tidying to do too. I have an order to make up which includes 5 male cards & I'm really struggling with this (I don't know why men can't have flowers & gems on their cards lol).

I made this card yesterday with Faith's last free image of January, I did really well & made a card with her fab images every week :-) I coloured the polar bear in with ProMarkers & a bit of chalk, added gems & Glamour Dust; finishing off with a punched border & flowers, brad & greeting.
I'm entering this card for 2 Challenges:
Friday Sketchers - Sketch!
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle - Open

Friday, 29 January 2010

For the Mummy-to-Be!

Phew, what a week, I'm really glad thats over but unfortunately it's my turn to work tomorrow (we do 1 in 4) only 8 - 11.30 but that is plently long enough (& I miss out on my Saturday lay in lol).

I haven't used my Pink Petticoat papers/embellishments for ages but I do love them. I made this card for my special friend Kelly who is expecting her first baby. Everything is from Pink Petticoat apart from the gems & the image is coloured in with ProMarkers.

I'm entering this card for 5 Challenges:
Mygrafico - Sketch
Creative Inspirations - Feminine
Cute Card Thursday - Blooming Gorgeous!
Kaboodle Doodles - Pink, Lemon, Green & Plum
Fussy & Fancy - Hearts (there is a heart on her dress & 2 on her bag)

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Sweet Friends Award :o)

I was very pleased to be given the fab "Happy 101 Award" by my SBS 29 Sister Ronnie, thank you soo much sweetie, I really appreciate it. I have to list 10 things that make me happy, this wasn't that easy but it makes you appreciate things when you start thinking. Anyway here's 10 of the (many) things that make me happy: (sorry the first few are a bit cheesy lol)

1. My family - Husband Mark, 2 Sons Stuart & Craig, DIL (well son's partner) Zoe & grandchildren Ryan & Abigail.
2. Talking to/seeing Ryan & Abigail on the web cam (they live away so I don't see them as often as I would like to)
3. Friends who I know are there for me even if I don't see them that often
4. Crafting, in my room with the music on, the best way to relax
5. Weekends away
6. Going to the Theatre/Cinema
7. Going for a bike ride on a sunny day with hubby
8. Eating out
9. Days out - eg. Craft Show, Ideal Home Show, Snape Maltings...
10. Cup of tea & a Donut (ooh & mustn't forget chocolate)
hmmm I'm going to have to have 11 cos I haven't said blogging: checking out the fab blogs & making lots of friends.

I would like to pass this on to these people whose blogs I love to visit & who give me lots of inspiration:
Mel - Mel Stampz
Kim - Crafty Makes
Kathy - Will Stamp for Wine
Zoe - Crafty Heaven
(hope you haven't already got it girls)

(The rules of the award say that I have to:
1) Copy and Paste the award on your blog
2) List who gave you the award and link to her blog
3) List 10 things that make you happy
4) Pass the award onto other bloggers and visit their blog to let them know!)

Phew that was hard work!

TGF Cha Relay - Day 3!

Well I'm still hanging on in lol. This is the 3rd image for The Greeting Farm's Cha Relay & I really struggled with this one but it is done! I struggled to get a decent photo as it is soo dark again today (& still freezing cold). I coloured "Toby Cub" in with ProMarkers & mounted him on to some glitter funky foam. The card & papers are from my stash, I used another EK Success border punch & added ribbon & bows. I finished off with a safety pin, some gems & a chipboard greeting.

I'm entering this card for 5 challenges:
CardPatterns - Sketch
Stamp with Fun - Baby
Fab 'n' Funky - Use any Digi Image or Sentiment
Rainbow Lady - Fur and/or Feathers
Simon Says Stamp - New Baby

I will be back later (once hubby has gone to work) as I have an award I've received to post :o)

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head!

Luckily not my head but it has been freezing again today. This card I started making at the weekend & finally finished it last night :) I love these Miss Anya images & I have coloured her in with ProMarkers, the papers I've had ages & were free with a magazine. I used my EK Success border punch & finished the card off with a 3d flower, some gems a greeting & an umbrella charm.

It's been a really long day at work, I'm really tired now & there is soo much I want to do but it will have to wait til my day off tomorrow, though hubby Mark is doing late shift at work this week so won't have so much time for crafting (I'll just have to try & speed myself up when I do have time lol) .

I'm entering this card for 3 Challenges:
Crafting Life's Pieces - Sketch
Charisma Cardz - Fruity Colours
A Spoon Full of Sugar- Freestyle (anything you like)

Monday, 25 January 2010

CHA Relay Day 2

Isn't Charlotte gorgeous, she is day 2 of The Greeting Farm's Cha Relay freebie. I am trying to keep up lol (2 out of 2 isn't bad), it will be more challenging tomorrow when I'm working all day til 6.30.

I coloured Charlotte in with Promarkers, the papers are from Designs by Krista, I finished off with flowers, brad, pearls, gems, ribbon & a greeting.

I'm entering this card for 2 Challenges:
Sunday Sketch & Stamp - Sketch!
Anyone for Anya? - Heart 4 Heart's Sake

Lexi's 6th Challenge

How the weeks are flying (as long as they slow down when it gets to Spring lol) & at Lexi's Creations we would like to see your Valentines cards & the Sponsor is Joanna Sheen so why not come & join in the fun (there must be lots of people you can send valentines to ;) ).

My card is made using Lexi's cute "I Love You Bear" image which is coloured in with Prismas the papers are from Scrapbooking Mad & I used an abundance of pearly card lol (cut, punched, diecut...) . The finishing touches are lace, pearls & some punched foliage. Hope you're all having a good Monday - I don't mind Mondays cos I only work 4 hours so might be able to squeeze a little crafting in :)

I'm entering this card for 3 Challenges:
Magical Crafts - Valentines
Crafty Catz - Love
Allsorts - Hearts & Flowers

TFG CHA Relay :-)

Just a quick post cos should be getting ready for work. The Greeting Farm are giving a free digi image to everyone who joins in each day (makes a card & links it to their blog). This is the first image "MerIan". I coloured him with Promarkers & the blue paper is Basic Grey, the card looked a bit too basic so I did some stitching. I attached a bead fish to Ian's hand & added some bead shells & a button sun. This card is very simple & I didn't like it at first but I must say it is growing on me lol.

I am entering this card for 2 Challenges:
Dutch Dare - Sketch
Dare U 2 Digi Stamp - Buttons

Sunday, 24 January 2010

Fairy Doodles :-)

Here's another card that I made yesterday (actually the other was a box). I love these stamps & this is the first time I've used them even though I got them in November at the NEC, now I've inked them up I'm sure I will be using them LOTS. The papers are from Designer Digitals, I coloured the image in with my Promarkers (I'm really lovin' these now). The card was finished with a few flowers, brads & a greeting. I'm hoping to have time to make another card today (I've made one but that was a DT one so can't show that yet). Hubby's at his Dads watching footy then bowls so should be ok for a while lol.

I'm entering this card for 5 Challenges:
I Love ProMarkers - Sketch
Crazy 4 Challenges - Pretty in Pink
Cute Card Thursday - Fairy Fantastic
Paperminutes - Green - Rose colours
Papertake - Pretty Pink Papertake

Not a Card!

I've been catching up with some crafting this weekend (well trying to) although instead of making the cards I should be making I keep getting distracted for example I saw the challenge on "Just us Girls" & had a look at the free template & thought I would like to make one (it's called a cutesy cover but is really a little box lol). I used some double-sided card stock from my stash to make the box, then stamped a flower on a piece of card & again a couple of times on some velum, added some Glamour Dust to the centre & finished of with some ribbon. I also made a punched tag to go with it.

I've got another card to blog but I think I'll have a cup of tea & a hot cross bun first (to give me some energy ;o) )

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

A Few More Challenges

Hooray for Wednesdays & time to make another card. This one is made with another freebie from Delightful Inspiration & I'm doing really well in keeping up with the weekly challenges :o) This cute image I've coloured in with my Prismacolor pencils. This card is nice & simple (I think I prefer a bit more fuss lol it's nice to have a change though), I've had the paw print card & doggy button for ages & the card is finished with some chiffon ribbon.

The challenges are:
Priscillastyles - Sketch
Crafty Angels - Keep it Simple
Crafty Creations - Valentines or Love
Incy Wincy - Colour me Wonderful!!! (use your favourite colouring medium)
Creative Belli - Hearts

Happy Wednesday :o)

Hope you've had a great Wednesday, I have cos it's my day off & I've been doing a bit of crafting. This card was made using a gorgeous image from Wild Rose Studio which I coloured in with Promarkers, I got a few of these for Christmas so i'm just getting to grips with them lol (I think I will love them though). I used lots of punched flowers & gems, the papers are from Designs by Krista & have been inked around the edges with Brilliance pearlescent coral ink.

I'm entering this card for 5 challenges:
Get Sketchy - Sketch ;o)
Stamp Scrap & Doodle - Girly
Creative Card Crew - Punch it! (I certainly did lol)
Passion for ProMarkers - Any Colours + Girls, Girls, Girls
Simon Says Stamp - Punch It!!!

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Another Christmas Card!

I started this card at the weekend & managed to finish it yesterday evening but had to wait until today to take a photo (though today is nearly as dark as last night lol). I'm going to be quick as it's been a long day at work & I'm ready for bed. This is the 2nd easel card I've made (oh no wait a minute it's the 3rd) & they have all been Christmas cards. The papers are from my stash, the gorgeous image is by Lexi & is called Sammie Snowman; he's coloured in with Prismas with glitter glue added to his hat. I added lots of diecut snowflakes with gems & finished the card off with a little stamped robin, stamped greeting, brads & snowflake punched border.

I'm entering this card for 8 challenges:
Crafting Life's Pieces - Sketch
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Lots of Layering
Double Dutch - Baby it's Cold Outside
Fussy and Fancy - Winter
Saturday Spotlight - Snowflakes Gone Wild
Three Clovers - Baby it's Cold Outside
Suzi & Vikki's Christmas Club - Snow!
One Stop Craft - Fancy Edges or Corners

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Lexi's Fab Blog Candy :o)

Lexi is giving away *9 rubber stamps of Scruffles* this will include:-

Bath time, Be My Valentine, Christmas Lights, Happy Birthday, Hippy, Hot Choc, Scruffles, Sorryyy and Valentines.

To be in with the chance of winning this fabby candy there are lots of can do 1 or all of them it's totally up to you...each option you do will gain you an extra entry to win :D So here they are....
1. Become a follower and post a message below this post (required) - (on Lexi's Creations)

2. Post our candy on the sidebar of your blog (must be an active crafting blog)
3. Enter a challenge here on Lexi's Creations
4. Each purchase at Lexi's Doodles

The candy will close on 6th Feb and the winner will be announced on the 7th.

Friday, 15 January 2010

Stampin' for the Weekend - Fiona's Sketch

This is my second card I've made as a member of the Stampin' for the Weekend DT & I am really enjoying being a "Teamie", everyone is so friendly. This week Fiona has designed this fabulous sketch:

My card was made using a Gorjuss image, which was given to me by the lovely Linda I believe, the papers are from DCWV's "Pocket Full of Posies" & I finished off with ribbons, flower, button, greeting & a couple of pearls.

I'm entering this card for 3 Challenges:
Crafty Catz - A Birthday Card
Daring Cardmakers - Hole in One
The Pink Elephant - Birthday

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Anyone for a Latte?

I love this image from Delightful Inspiration & think it makes a different Valentines card. I managed to use some Papermania heart paper that I have had for yonks (the red paper is Basic Grey), I coloured the image with Prismas & added some Crystal Laquer to the hearts. The card is finished off with a ribbon & some cupcake stickers (the sentiment is from Delightful Inspiration too). I made this card yesterday but couldn't get a decent photo til today. It's been a really busy day at work today so I'm just gonna sort the washing out & then it's an early(ish) night for me (I start work tomorrow at 7.45 am).

I'm entering this card for 5 Challenges:
Charisma Cardz - Anything New (digi image & cupcake stickers)
Crafty Calendar - Keeping Warm
Priscillastyles - Sketch
Lily-Boo Too - Valentines
Rainbow Lady - Tea Time

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Happy Days!

Hooray! I've done the (well some) housework & had time to make another card, how great is that :o) I got these Cute Companions stamps in the Ideal World New Year's sale, I've liked them for ages but like them even more cos they were a bargain lol. I used some of the Papermania paper that has been lurking the in the drawers (I'm trying to use up some of my old stash too). The stamp set is called happy days & is designed by Jayne Nestorenko.

I'm entering this card for 6 challenges:
Crafting Life's Pieces - Sketch
2RedBananas - "Think Round"
Creative Inspirations - New Year, New Products
Cupcake - Going Girly
Cute Card Thursday - All New
The Craft Garden - New

Woo Day Off!

I love Wednesday cos it's my day off & today I had such great plans to do loads of crafting but it's now the afternoon & all I've done is faff about lol The time definitely goes quicker on Wednesdays (& weekends) . I've got lots of housework to do too so I'm hoping to have a quick wizz round when I've finished blogging.

I got my Papercraft Inspirations magazine today & it had some fab free templates with it so I wanted to have a go & I made this little heart box which I think is really cute but lacking something though I do like the flower I made. I'm entering this for the Kaboodle Doodles challenge which is "Anything but a Card". Oh well can't delay the agony anymore - where's that hoover...

(The bottom photo shows the true colours)

Monday, 11 January 2010

Vintage Valentines (**V**)

I've managed to squeeze in another card before bedtime :o) I saw this free image at Delightful Inspiration & wanted to use it, hopefully I'm just in time for their deadline (fingers crossed). The image is coloured with distress inks, the papers are by Basic Grey & I finished off with a punched border, flowers, pearls & a chipboard heart. I used the Mojo Monday sketch & am also entering this card for the Digital Tuesday challenge which is "Valentines"& Creative Card Crew which is "Distressing".

Thank You Card

Brrr it is really cold here today but at least the snow has almost gone (just a bit of slush now) & I was able to get back on my bike for work. Look at me go with another card lol I hope I can keep this up though it's not easy during the week when silly work gets in the way. This thank you card was made with papers from Designer Digitals, the image is from Sugar Nellie which I got in a lucky dip bag from them a while ago & this is the first time I've used it coloured in with my Prismas & I used Flower Soft for the bouquet. The finishing touches are: ribbon, greeting from WOJ & 2 pearls.

I'm entering this card for 5 challenges:
Crafting Life's Pieces - Sketch
Cute Daisy May - Flower & Ribbon
Bee Crafty - Thank You
Creative Inspirations - Distressing
Lili of the Valley - Thank You

Lexi's Creations 5th Challenge

Can you believe it we're on week 5 of Lexi's Creations challenges & this week we're welcoming a new DT member - Maxine, why not check her blog out & show her some love :) This time the theme is "Boys in Blue & Green". The sponsor this week is Digital-Ink Co & I loved this fab dinosaur image I was given to work with. I coloured him in with my (new) Promarkers. The papers are all different makes from my stash. I finished off with some torn card & button for the sun & the greeting is a freebie from the Pink Cat Studio (which I thought was perfect).

I'm entering this card for these challenges:
Our Creative Corner - 3D
Colour Create - Lemon & Lime (hope I'm allowed the blue & beige too lol)
Creatalicious - Something Old, Something New, Something Torn, Something Blue (the digi image is new & the papers are old)
Fab 'n' Funky - Anything Goes
One Stop Craft - A Night at the Movies (Jurassic Park)

Sunday, 10 January 2010

First Christmas Card of 2010!

I was soo un-organised for Christmas this year (or should I say last year) that I've decided to start as early as possible this year, hence this card & also as everywhere is white it reminds me of Christmas lol. I coloured this cute Pink Cat Studio image in with Promarkers, this is the first time I've used them as they were a Christmas pressie & they are lovely to use but I couldn't do much blending as I don't have enough colours - yet ;) So this is the first time I've entered the Passion for Promarkers challenge which is to use their sketch & incorporate the theme of love. The papers are a mixture from my stash & I finished off with ribbon, gems & some puffy stuff (I can never remember what this is called but it's by Woodware).

I'm entering this card for these challenges too:
Crafty Catz - Bright & Sparkly
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Hearts (there's only 1 but I hope that counts)
Daring Cardmakers (Birthstone Challenge) - Use the colour Garnet
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Any Christmas Card Goes