Sunday, 28 February 2010

A New Stamp :-)

I got this cute Greeting Farm stamp for Christmas it is from a set with this cute character & another one, they are called Hope & Grace but I don't know which is which so I'm calling this one Hope (I think she looks more like a Hope than a Grace lol). I had forgotten I had them til Zoe reminded me :-) I coloured her in with ProMarkers,I used some of my favourite Designer Digital papers, my new Nellie Die & finished off with lace, some inked & glittered flowers & a tag, eyelet and ribbon.

I'm entering this card for 9 challenges:
Willow Sketchie- Sketch
C.R.A.F.T - Ribbons & Sparkle
Cute Card Thursday - Ribbon-Tastic
Cute Daisy May- Flowers
My Time to Craft - In the Frame
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle - Sparkle & Shine
Lily-Boo Too - 1 Tag & 1 Ribbon
Gingersnap - 3 Colours You Love (Green, Pink & Blue)
Flourishes Timeless - Flowers

Thursday, 25 February 2010

A Bit of a Challenge...

Here's the card I made with this week's Delightful Inspiration's free image which I must admit I found a bit of a challenge lol. The papers are from Scrapbooking Mad (SBM) & I used EK success border punch. I coloured the birdies in with ProMarkers & added some gems & sparkle. I was unsure of what embellishments to use & then I saw this purple feather. I finished the card off with a greeting & brad. I'm entering this card for Penny's challenge which is Happy Birthday!!!

Just a quick post as it's my lunch break & I have to go back to work shortly :-(

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

A New Baby Boy :-)

I made this card for my friend Julie who's daughter has just had a darling baby boy. I love this image by my SFTW Teamie Di which I paper pieced the romper suite & coloured the rest of the image in with Prismcolours & added some Glamour Dust. I used an embossing folder, corner punch, ribbon gems & greeting to finish the card off.

I'm entering this card for 5 challenges:
La-La Land - Sketch
Die Cuts R Us - No Designer Papers
Fun with Shapes - Spotted
Quirky Crafts - Cute
SophistiCat - Embossing

I'm just gonna have a bite to eat & then I'm biking to see a friend (at least it's not raining today). I love days off :-)

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

A Quick Post

Just a quick post as it is my lunch break & I have to go back to work very shortly :-( I made this card last night & I'm not sure about it although it is growing on me lol. I do love these images from Pink Cat Studio. I coloured Betty in with ProMarkers. The frame is my Nellie die, the papers are from Designer Digitals (I think) & I did some (not very neat) stitching around the edges. I finished the card off with a crocheted flower, button& chipboard tag with tiny gems.

I'm entering this card for 8 challenges:
"Just Us Girls" - Colour Challenge
Allsorts - Tag, Ticket or Label
Bee Crafty - Sew Cute
Crafters Companion - Inspirational Challenge
Stamp with Fun - Stitch
Get Sketchy - Sketch!
Crafty Creations - Stitching
One Stitch at a Time - Stitching

That actually took me longer than expected better dash...

Monday, 22 February 2010

Little Book of Scruffles :-)

Time for another challenge over at Lexi's Creations. This week the theme is nice & easy "Anything Goes" & the sponsor is Joanna Sheen. I made my little book using my Ultimate Pro (this was a Christmas pressie & this is the first time I've had chance to use it) & several of Lexi's Scruffles images coloured in with ProMarkers (isn't he just adorable). You can check Scruffles & all of Lexi's other designs at her Doodles website or on Digital Ink Co. The paper is from Scrapbooking Mad & I embellished the pages with various flowers, hearts, gems, pearls & stickers. Oh I nearly forgot the lace & ribbon for closing the book.

I'm entering this for 5 challenges:
ABC - One paper
Dare U 2 Digi - Use Your Punches
Our Creative Corner - Try a NEW Technique
AiFactory - 3d Project or Card
Kaboodle Doodles - Fancy Folds

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Time for Tea!

This card was made with this week's freebie from Delightful Inspiration. I used my Prismacolors this time as I haven't used them for a while & added a touch of sparkle to the centres of the flowers. The papers are from Designer Digitals & I finished off with a stamped cup & saucer, greeting & a couple of gems.

I'm entering this card for a couple of challenges:
Cupcake - Keep it Simple
Pollycraft - Double Up

Saturday, 20 February 2010

First Kiss

Woohoo weekend at last. It's been a really busy week at work - we had the computer server upgraded a couple of weeks ago & since then it keeps going down (which is not good in a doctors surgery as we can't do anything when it does (issue prescriptions, make appointments, type... & the doctors can't see patients, in fact there is not a lot we can do without the computers lol). As you can imagine we've been getting a few moans & groans from the patients. But I can forget all about that for a couple of days. I had a nice start to the day, talking the grandchildren on the webcam, then we went shopping which wasn't so nice lol but was ok & this afternoon I managed to make a card!

This image is called The First Kiss & is from Karen's Doodles. I coloured the image in with Promarkers, a bit of chalk & Prismacolors (for the grass). The papers are from Designs by Krista & I distressed the edges with a stitch unpicker. The finishing touches were a butterfly, buttons, ribbons, thread & 2 tiny gems. I left the greeting off for now cos I'm not sure what I shall use this card for yet :-)

I'm entering this card for 9 Challenges:
Willow Sketchie - Sketch(ie)
Creative Belli - Butterflies or Dragonflies
Fab 'n' Funky - It's Childish
Passion for ProMarkers - Buttons & Bows
Saturday Spotlight - "Messy" Distressing etc
The Pink Elephant - Ribbon
Little Paper Shop - Distressing
TotallyPaperCrafts - Lots of Spots
Little Red Wagon - Ribbon
Flutter By - Butterfly, Fairy or Angel with Hearts

Friday, 19 February 2010

SFTW - Di's Sketch

Over at Stampin' for the Weekend this week we have a fab sketch by the lovely Di & the chance to win 5 of her gorgeous images :-) & while you're there why not check out the other DT members blogs for plenty of inspiration. For my card I used Di's image called "Maisy on Chaise Longue" which I adore. I coloured her in with ProMarkers & a touch of chalk, the papers are from my stash (either Designs by Krista or Designer Digitals) & the card is finished off with some flowers, ribbon, a brad, greeting & butterfly charm.

I'm entering this card for 5 challenges:
Crafty Angels - Fantastic Flowers
Cute Card Thursday - Metal Mania
Digital Tuesday - All Things Girl
Fussy and Fancy - Dazzle Us
Penny's - Birthday

Monday, 15 February 2010

Crossword Time :-)

Monday again & we're having computer problems at work so I was glad to finish at 2.00. I thought I'd blog this card I made yesterday before I clean the bathroom (all exciting stuff lol). This is the last male card I had to make for an order (thank goodness), hopefully now I can go back to making girly cards :-) . The image I used is from Digi Stamp Boutique & coloured in with ProMarkers, the paper is Papermania & I finished off with a punched border, crossword, computer generated greeting, peals & some pearlescent glue for the beer's head.

I'm entering this card for 4 challenges:
Midnight Madness - Sketch
Cards for Men - Green
Charisma Cardz - Male
Dare U 2 Digi - Punches

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Sistah's First Challenge :-)

Since joining the Sisterhood of the Blogging Stampers (SBS29) I have met some lovely ladies. Kim Marie who is the Group Admin has set us our first sketch challenge & here is my card. As you can see it is another Christmas card (if I keep on like this I WILL have my cards made in time this year lol). The papers are from my stash, I think they're from Designer Digitals, the image is from Pink Petticoat (I love these cute lil images) & has been coloured with Prismacolor pencils & glittered round the edge. The card is finished off with some gems & 3 diecut trees.

I'm entering this card for a couple of Christmas Challenges:
ABC - Decorations
Susie & Vikki's - Digital Christmas

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Happy Saturday!

I suppose the one good thing about going to work is that if you didn't you wouldn't appreciate the weekends lol. It's still freezing here, hubby has gone to play footy & I'm hoping to do a bit of crafting (I can usually fit some in ;) ). This card I made last night using this weeks gorgeous Delightful Inspiration's free digi image (there is a greeting to go with this too but I forgot to use it, I printed it out & then it got lost under a pile of papers lol). The papers I've had for ages & were free with a magazine. I coloured the image in with ProMarkers & finished the card off with diecut swirls, flower, buttons, ribbon, gems, greeting & Glamour Dust.

I'm entering this card for 3 challenges:
C.R.A.F.T. - Digi Colouring
EtsyInspired - Spin Designs (Cake Silhouette Mobile)
Fussy and Fancy - Dazzle Us!

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

A Man's Card At Last!

I have really been struggling to make some Male birthday cards for a recent order but today I have actually started & made a couple! I don't like making men's cards cos you can't really use flowers,flourishes, glitter etc & as you can see this card is very plain lol The gorgeous pearlised papers are by the Crafts House, I used a silhouetted image of boys fishing which I inked the edges of & finished the card off with ribbon, some pearls I coloured with my ProMarkers to match & a gold greeting from Craftwork Cards.

I'm entering this card for 3 challenges:
Papertake - Sketch
Rosie-D's- Just For Men
Secret Crafter - Monochrome

I can't believe we've got snow AGAIN, I hope we're in for a really hot summer to make up for it lol at least it's my day off & I haven't got to go out today but better get on with some housework now :-(

Monday, 8 February 2010

Lexi's - Dots or Stripes

Challenge 7 at Lexi's Creations & this time the theme is "Dots or Stripes". I thought I had chosen stripes until on closer inspection I realised my paper was stripes with dots in! Lol double whammy :-). The sponsor this week is Sew Many Cards & I used their fab image called Hershey Praying. I coloured the image in with Prismacolors, the papers are from Designs by Krista (again - I've been choosing her papers lots lately, there's so many gorgeous ones). I used a fancy felt border, made another big punched flower & some smaller ones & finished off with a brad, pearls & stamped greeting, ooh & a bit of Glamour Dust.

I'm entering this card for 6 challenges:
Pixie Dust - Decorative Border
Paper Jewels - Cute & Girly
Etsy Inspired - Traveling Mama (Beauty is a Home Dressed in Flowers)
Colour Create - Soft Pink, Soft Blue, White & Silver
Alphabet Challenge - O Ovals
Kaboodle Doodles - Spots & Stripes

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Warm Wishes

Brrr it's freezing here today (at least it's Sunday so no biking to work though). This card was made using some fab papers from Designs by Krista, I made a flower out of them too. The digi image is Miss Anya Autumn from The Greeting Farm & she has been coloured with Prismacolor pencils. I added a silver ribbon, glittered the edges of flower & greeting & finished off with a button, silver cord & some gems. Still no men cards made lol

I'm entering this card for 4 challenges:
Sketch Saturday - Sketch!
Creative Belli - Ribbons
Cute Card Thursday - Spots & Dots
Daring Cardmakers - Amethyst

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Tweet to Woo

Hope you're all having a great weekend. I've managed to fit in a teeny weeny bit of crafting & made this card. The image is free from Faith at Delightful Inspiration until 11.59 Monday 9th February & if you use the image & link your card you will get another free image to play for the next week - how fun is that! I printed the image on to glossy photo paper & coloured it with ProMarkers. The papers are from my stash, I finished off with buttons, raffia & the greeting is from Pink Cat Studio.

I'm entering this card for 3 challenges:
Passion for ProMarkers - All Creatures Great & Small
Crafty Angels - Buttons
Cutie Sunday - Sketch

(I should really be making some men's card for an order I have but I keep putting it off lol - maybe later...)

Friday, 5 February 2010

SFTW - Be My Valentine (**v**)

At Stampin' for the Weekend the challenge is "Valentine's" (or you can do a wedding project if you're not into Valentines, or you've made them all already lol). This weeks sponsor is Simon Says Stamp - a $25 gift voucher (think of all the lovely goodies you could buy with that). This card was made using my first Penny Black stamp, I love this stamp it is so versatile. The papers are from Designs by Krista & I did some more sewing & a bit of distressing. The image was coloured with Prismacolor pencils & Sakura glitter gel pens, I finished off with some flowers, die cut hearts,pearls, bead & stamped greeting. Why not check out the other DT members blogs there are some fab creations out there.

I'm entering this card for 18 challenges:
C.R.A.F.T - Valentines or Love
Charisma Cardz - I Love You
Creative Card Crew - Valentine's
Cute Daisy May - Oh Sweet Valentine!
Double Dutch - Be My Valentine
Fussy and Fancy - Hearts
Lili of the Valley - Valentines
La-La Land - Hearts
Magical Crafts - Valentine's
Papertake - Love Actually
Penny's - Valentine/Love
Secret Crafter - Hearts
Simon Says Stamp - Inspirational Photo
SophistiCat - Love
PaperPlay - Love Notes
Stamp Something - Love Somethings
By The Cute and Girly - Love
Crafty Calendar - Love & Friendship

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

I Love Fairies :-)

I've had a nice day off today: lay in, friend round at lunchtime & talking to the grandchildren on the webcam. Work is soo stressful lately I really appreciate my time off (although I always do anyway lol). Also a bit of time for crafting :-) This card I made using a fab Lily of the Valley stamp which I coloured in with ProMarkers & used the Cracked Glass technique. The gorgeous papers are MME which were free with Cardmaking & Papercraft mag. I did some stitching, added lace & a punched & glittered flower. The card is finished off with a greeting & brads.

I'm entering this card for 7 Challenges:
Sketch Girl - Sketch ;-)
Crafty Creations - Wings
My Time to Craft - Fairy Folk
ABC Tutorial - Cracked Glass Technique
Pile it On - Enough of Winter Colours
Pollycraft - Things...with Wings
Quixotic - I Believe in Faries