Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Est Blog é um Encanto

I hope that means something nice lol (I haven't had chance to translate it) I was given the "Est Blog et um Encanto" award by my lovely SFTW teamie Nancy (thanks hun). I am passing this award on to (has to be 12 people):

This was meant to be a quick post as it's my dinner break as I need a cup of tea (& cake) but it took AGES but just had time for the cuppa :) I hope it's stopped raining so I don't get wet biking back to work.

Saturday, 27 March 2010

Garden Fairy

Well it's Saturday which is good apart from I had to work this morning (at 8 am too!) so am feeling shattered now lol. This card was made with the Friday Sketchers sketch but it took so long to make the sketch has changed lol (don't you hate it when that happens). The image is free from Delightful Inspirations (Faith gives a free image at the beginning of every month & if you make a card with it & link it up you get another free image for the next week!) which I coloured in with ProMarkers. The papers are Designs by Krista, the flower was made from Martha Stewart's embossed pop-up daisy but I cut 3 out & layered them up, the card is finished off with stamped flowers, gems, ribbon, computer generated saying, button &a fair bit of Glamour Dust.

I'm entering this card for 9 challenges:
Susies Sassy - Spring Garden
Quirky Crafts - Flowers
La-La Land - Make Your Own Flowers
Digital Tuesday- Happy Spring
Cute Daisy May - Fairy, Fairy!
Cute Card Thursday -Dimensions
Charisma - Spring Has Sprung
Simon Says - Easter or Spring & Some Glimmer
ABC - Quotations

Sorry the photos are a bit dull, especially the top one but that is the weather today - I might try & get a better one tomorrow.

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

But I Need It!

Hooray day off, unfortunately I had to go to the dentist (& I have a bit of a dentist phobia), it was just a check up but I need a filling :-( After that horribleness I popped in to see my Aunty for a chat & and tea & a donut so that cheered me up! I've not really felt like doing anything much today but I've wanting to make a girly card for a few days so this image was perfect. I coloured it in with ProMarkers, the papers are more Designer Digital & I inked the edges. I finished off with ribbon, bow, charm & gems.

I'm entering this card for 3 challenges:
Totally Gorjuss - Ribbon!
The Creative Cottage - Sparkle!
Papertake - Sketch

Monday, 22 March 2010

Newton's Law - Eat More Cake!

When Zoe showed me Caz's blog with a link to the Newton's Law bears website I was very excited (we crafters get excited easily lol) as the images are sooo cute & perfect for cards :) I really like this card, it is quite simple but I love the papers (Designer Digitals again!) & I love cake! So a perfect combination really ;) The image is coloured in with Prismacolor pencils (the cherries & jam are Sakura glitter gel pens), I used my EK Success border punch & finished off with 3 pearls, 2 punched flowers & a cupcake brad.

I'm entering this card for 5 challenges:
Cupcake -Food & Drink
Quirky Crafts - Flowers
Cutie Sunday - Sketch
Irish Teddies - Take Time to Enjoy
Raise the Bar - Fruits of Labor

More Easter - Lexi's Creations

This year I think I'm going to be sending more Easter cards than I have ever sent lol. The challenge at Lexi's Creations this time is Easter & we are being sponsored by Wiff of Joy Stamps!. Lexi has got some fab images over at Doodles & I love being able to choose whichever one I like to use :) This cute lil duck image which is called "Lillie with Tulips" & I also used "Lillie Easter Egg". I coloured the images with ProMarkers & used my new Martha Stewart border punch with a bit of stitching. The card is finished off with a greeting & some pearls. Nearly forgot the fab papers are again from Designer Digitals & I decorated the inside of the card this time.

I'm entering this card for 9 challenges:
Daring Cardmakers - Tweety Pie
Magical Crafts - Spring/Easter theme
Our Creative Corner - Think Easter!!!
TandaStamps - Simply Spring
Die Cut Dreams - Easter
Kaboodle Doodles - Shaped Card
Incy Wincy - Easter or Spring
Sweet Stampin - Spring is in the Air
Cutie Stampers - Spring

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Sunny Sunday :-)

The sun is shinning today & doesn't it make you feel soo much better. This card took ages to make; I really struggled with the backing papers (I don't know why sometimes things just don't look right & I end up moving papers & embellishments around for ages lol) but it is finished now! The papers are from SBM, the image is from Willow Designs & is called "A Walk in the Park" & coloured in with ProMarkers & a bit of chalk for cheeks & clouds. I love the fence which I curved to give some dimension & finished the card off with 2 punched catherine wheels, card candy, flowers, gems & Glamour Dust.

I'm entering this card for 6 challenges:
Sketch Saturday - Sketch ;)
Stamptacular - Scene It!
Penny's - Another Birthday Challenge
One Stop - Let it Shine!!
Kaboodle Doodles - Happy Birthday!
Charisma Cardz - Something for the Kids

A Little Reminder...

Lexi is having a DT call over at Lexi's Creations. If you would like to be part of our team & get ALL of Lexi's designs to play with all you have to do is enter either the current challenge which is "Birthday" or our new one which starts tomorrow, using one of Lexi's designs & putting DT after your name in Mr Linky. If you go to Lexi's Doodles you can check out all the images :)

Hope you're having a great Sunday - the sun's shinning here & we're just popping out but hopefully I will be doing some crafting later.

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Happy Saturday!

Hooray for the weekend :-) Poor hubby had to go into work so I'm catching up on some crafting - it's free listing day on Ebay too so I'm gonna try & get a couple of bits of craft stuff listed (to make room for more goodies lol).

This card was made with the free image from Delightful Inspiration, check the site out - at the beginning of the month you get a free image & if you make a card & link it up you get a free image to use for the following week. It means I get to make card with images I wouldn't necessarily use which is a good thing as I send cards to all sorts of people & they might not all like cute & girly lol. This image I think makes a perfect Thank You card, as you can see I kept the embellies to a minimum just glitter & some gems. The image is coloured with ProMarkers, the papers are from Designer Digitals & I used my Martha Stewart butterfly punch again (the butterfly was originally purple but I think the orange looks much better & it links in with the touch on orange on the backing paper). Ooh I forgot to say I stamped the greeting but you can probably see that lol.

I'm entering this card for 7 challenges:
The Sweet Stop - Sketch (although I've just looked & it's a new sketch today lol)
Secret Crafter - Spring has Sprung
PaperPlay - Good Luck/Thank You
Frosted Designs - Think Spring (flowers)
Dutch Dare - Colour Inspiration
Crafty Catz - Spring
Allsorts - Spring is in the Air

Friday, 19 March 2010

Stampin' for the Weekend - Easter

Well it's fast approaching & good job too I say - Easter that is, not only cos it is a long weekend but also cos I have the week after off work :-) (& boy am I ready for a break). I love Easter, for me it feels like the start of Spring with the lighter evenings & hopefully warmer weather. Anyway on to the challenge... this time at Stampin' for the Weekend we would love to see your Easter themed cards. Our sponsor is Wild Rose Studio & you could win yourself a couple of Dulcie's gorgeous stamps. Why not check out the other DT members fab creations for more inspiration.

My card was made using papers from Designer Digitals, Easter Anya digi coloured with ProMarkers, some fancy ribbon, punched flower, computer generated greeting & some pearls.

I'm entering this card for 9 challenges:
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Easter
Anyone For Anya - Spring Fever
Bee Crafty - Spring
Die Cut Dreams - Pack a Punch (use at least 2 punches)
I Love Digi - Easter
Paperminutes - Egg, Egg, Egg
Pile it On - Pastels
Roses on Paper - Hippity, Hoppity, Easter's on its Way!
ISB - As Neat as the Egg

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Missing Mojo

Well it's Wednesday & that is usually one of my favourite days cos it's my day off but unfortunately I had to go into work this afternoon for Fire Training (I now know which fire extinguisher you use for which type of fire but I will have probably forgotten if I ever have to use one) so I haven't had much time to do anything but I did manage to make this card for a friend at work whose 30th Wedding Anniversary is Monday. I did a fair bit of stitching on this card. The papers are from MME & I covered a chipboard heart too. The cute image is from Pink Cat Studio & coloured with ProMarkers. I used my new Martha Stewart corner punch & finished off with lace, flowers, brads, greeting, numbers & of course pearls (as 30th Anniversary is Pearl).

I quite like this card but the last few cards I've made I haven't really been very keen on hopefully my mojo is on its way back lol

I'm entering this card for 6 challenges:
Crafty Angels - Hearts & Lace
The Creative Cottage - Flowers
Everybody Art - Sketch
Crafty Creations - Spots & Dots
Fab 'n' Funky - to use something NEW
My Time To Craft - Lovely Lace

Monday, 15 March 2010

Think Green!

Cheryl one of my "Sister of the Blogging Stampers" Sisters is hosting a challenge for us & she chose "Think Green". My card has mostly green but there is a splash of Pink (& blue lol). This gorgeous image is a free download from Little Musings & called Lillian, why not check out her blog she has some fab stuff on there. The papers are from Papermania, the flower is a punch, die & button & I finished off with a greeting, ribbons, gems & another punched & glittered butterfly.

I'm entering this card for 6 challenges:
Secret Crafter - Anything Goes
Quirky Crafts - Buttons
Incy Wincy - Green
Fussy & Fancy - Green
Cupcake - Going Green
Priscilla Styles - Sketch

Meet Scruffles Sundae Best!

Here is the completed card from my sneaky peek yesterday. My husband thought it was hilarious that I was doing this lol, he doesn't understand about crafting but luckily he thinks if it makes me happy it's all good :) This gorgeous image is coming soon to Lexi's Doodles & although I love all her designs I've really got a soft spot lil ol' Scruffles. I used these Pink Petticoat papers "Sweet Sundae" which went perfectly with the image. The frame is a Nellie's die & I threaded ribbon though the holes (not sure if I like it but it took so long to do I wanted to keep it). I coloured the image with chalks just for a change & added lots of perlescent glue & Glamour dust. I finished the card off with fabric flowers & pearls.

I'm entering this card for 5 challenges:
The Sweet Stop - Sketch
Totally Gorjuss - Sweet!
Pollycraft - Sparkly Things
One Stop - Spots & Dots
Cute Daisy May - Anything Goes

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Can You Tell What It Is Yet?

I'm doing a sneaky peek for Lexi's new image "Scruffles Sundae Suit" which is coming soon to Lexi's Doodles. It's the first time I've done one so I'm not sure if the image is too small lol but I will post the whole card tomorrow so you will be able to see what the image looks like in all it's glory then :-)

Hope you're all having a great Sunday & Mother's Day if you're in the UK ( & a Mum lol) I'm just catching up with housework & crafting this morning & at the moment I'm talking to my little grandchildren Ryan & Abigail on Skype :-) Later we're at M-I-L's for for Sunday Dinner.

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Mother's Day

Here's the card I made for my Mother-in-Law Joy (unfortunately I lost my Mum 25 years ago so it's a difficult time of the year for me). I used these gorgeous Easter papers from Designer Digitals again & paper pieced the birdies which are this weeks free image from Delightful Inspiration. The card is finished off with butterflies (Martha Stewart punch again), flowers, brad & gems.

I'm entering this card for 6 challenges:
ABC - Paper Piecing
By the Cute & Girly - Spring is in the Air
Crafty Calendar -Flower Power
Lily-Boo Too - Mother's Day
Inspirational- Sketch
Cute Daisy May - Mother's Day

Anniversary Card

I made this card for my Auntie to give to her son (my cousin obviously lol) & his wife on their 24th wedding anniversary. I really struggled with this one, it took me ages to decide on an image, I trawled the 100s of digi sites but couldn't find anything suitable for them so I used my old faithful Penny Black stamp (watercoloured with Twinkling H20s) :-) The backing paper is from Designs by Krista & I used a Martha Stewart punched border. I made the rose from cutting a v shape out of several punched flowers (sorry I can't find the instructions now) & added punched leaves. Finishing the card off with a greeting, ribbon & charm.

I'm entering this card for 4 challenges:
Just Us Girls - Sketch
Crafty Creations - Make Your Own Flowers
Creative Inspirations - Charms
Fab 'n' Funky - Weddings or Significant Wedding Anniversary (this is 24th lol, I'm hoping they'll let it count)

Beautiful Blogger Award

I was just checking my emails before work & saw that my Sistah Cheryl (SBS29) had awarded this to all her sistahs, me included. So I thought I'd quickly try & blog it before work (not sure if I'll manage it in 5 mins lol). You're supposed to pass the award on to 15 other inspirational blogs, I'm so inspired by all the blogs I visit I'm not able to do that (& also more often than not whoever I give an award to doesn't collect it lol) but wanted to accept it from Cheryl to show my gratitude :-)

I also have to share 7 things about myself:
1) I've been married to my soul-mate Mark for 25 years (we met at 17)
2) I have 2 fantastic sons Craig & Stuart
3) I have 2 wonderful grandchildren Ryan & Abigail (they are my sunshine)
4) I wish I didn't have to work so I could spend more time crafting (unfortunately I wouldn't be able to afford to craft if I didn't work)
5) My first holiday with Mark was to Devon & ever since I have wanted to live there
6) I love going to the movies & theatre
7) I eat chocolate every night (with a nice strong cup of tea)

OMG I'm going to be late....

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Leaving Card

This card was made for Reena one of our doctors who is leaving at the end of March. The papers are from Designer Digitals, the image is from Lily of the Valley & coloured with ProMarkers. I finished off with a computer generated greeting, ribbon & gems. I used my new Martha Stewart butterfly punch (from QVC's tsv, what a fab set - did anyone else get?) on vellum then glittered it & added gems.

I'm entering this card for 8 challenges:
The Sweet Stop - Sketch
C.R.A.F.T - Mother's Day/Flowers
Crafty Angels - Butterflies
Cupcake - Flower Power
La-La Land - Pastel Colours
Rosie D's - Think Spring
Stamp with Fun - Spring
The Creative Cottage - New (this is a new challenge which started just today)

I have so many cards to make & so little time lol (I still haven't made M-I-Ls Mother's Day card yet) & today (day off) as usual is flying by.

Monday, 8 March 2010

Birthday Challenge at Lexi's Creations & DT Call!

This week it's all about Birthdays with a little twist...you must use a Lexi's Creations image which you can get at 'Lexi's Doodles' if you don't have one yet :D.... so get your creative juices going as we would love to see your Birthday Cards/Projects this week...
Also... Lexi's Creations is having a DESIGN TEAM CALL...

If you would like to be considered for DT postition on this fast growing Creative Blog, please submit your entry for this challenge as usual on MrLinky below, but you MUST also include against your name, the letters 'DT' so that we know you would like to be considered.The DT Call will run for the two week's of this challenge ending on Saturday 20th March.

The sponsor time is Sew Many Cards & I used their image Eris Blowing Cupcake, which I coloured with Promarkers, decoupaged & added some sparkle. The papers are from Designer Digitals, I used my EK Success border punch & finished the card off with lots of Glamour Dust, mirror card & greeting.

I'm entering this card for 5 challenges:
Stamp Scrap & Doodle - Open Challenge
Creative Card Crew (again) - Celebrations
Cooking It Up - 3D/Decoupage/Paper Tole
Clearly I Stamp - Square
Kaboodle Doodles - Happy Birthday

Friday, 5 March 2010

Stampin' for the Weekend - Monochrome

Stampin' for the Weekend's challenge this time is Monochromatic & there is a $25 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp! for the lucky winner. My card is made with these gorgeous pearlescent papers (sorry I can't remember where from), I inked a mini doily with distress ink, the image is a PaperArtsy stamp, the butterfly stamp is from Anna Griffin & I added a touch of sparkle to the wings. I finished the card off with a ribbon & charm. Why not check out the other DT members blogs for lots more inspiration :-) (You can see the colour better in the bottom photo).

I'm entering this card for 2 Challenges:
Stamptacular - Back in Time
Crafty Creations - One Colour
Polka Doodles - Wings

Thursday, 4 March 2010

First Easter Card

I made this card with the fab free image from Delightful Inspiration which I coloured with ProMarkers. The papers are from my stash (either Designs by Krista or Designer Digitals). The card is finished off with some mini eggs which I glazed, greeting, crochet flower, pearls & a button.

Just a quick post this time cos I'm just home from work & should be getting tea ready & tonight I have to have a sort out cos we're off to Kent tomorrow night to see the family :-)

I'm entering this card for 4 challenges:
Creative Card Crew - Celebration
Fussy & Fancy - Movies (Harvey)
The Pink Elephant - Add Green to your Colour Combo
Sketchy Colors - Sketch