Tuesday, 18 December 2007

Di Hickman - Card Sketch Team Call.

Card 1
Card 2
Card 3
Card 4
Card 4 different angle
Di Hickman is looking for some more people to join her Card sketch team, so being the adventurous type I thought I'd have a go. The sketch she has given us to work with is at the top of this posting.
Card 1:BG Scarletts Letters Papers, Prima flower and black maribou feathers. Sentiment is hand written.
Card 2: BG Mellow Papers, Prima daisy, the stamp was a freebie from a magazine. Card 3: BG Infuse Papers, blossoms from lakeland and Papermania sentiment stickers Card 4: black and red cardstock from Papermania, K&co Rub on Magic, Ladybird(bug) and flower stamp from Whispers.

Caardvarks Challenge

This card is for the Caardvarks "Rick-rack Patty Wack" challenge. http://caardvarks.blogspot.com/ I've used Di hickman's December sketch 2#http://dihickman.blogspot.com/ , BG Mellow papers, Prima daisies and a Papermania sentiment sticker.

Sunday, 16 December 2007


for this card I've used sketch 35# from http://janellerichmond.typepad.com/sketchthiscards/ at http://scrummystashcafe.blogspot.com/ the challenge this week is to "Rip up your Stash" (sacrilege!!!!!!) so I started with a new edition to my stash, Ive used a fiskars edge tearer to tear up my Basic Grey Infuse papers. the flower was hand cut from the same papers so also covers this weeks "Hand Cutting" challenge from http://artygirlzchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ the sentiment is from a selection of rub on's at Poundland.

CPS Holiday Special.

This week the Girls at CPS have asked us to pick our favourite sketch from 1# to 42#. I've chosen Sketch 20#, again Ive used figgy pudding papers in my favourite colour combination for a simple card.

Saturday, 8 December 2007

Scrummy Stash Cafe " Material" Challenge.

This weeks Challenge ta the Scrummy Stash Cafe http://scrummystashcafe.blogspot.com/ has been set by Samm http://samm-l.blogspot.com/ and is Material. "I would like you to use material on your project, somewhere, somehow. This could involve felt, velvet, silk, any sort. Make it a card, layout, Christmas decoration, your choice, any craft project........." I made this card a while ago but thought I would share it with you any way. The image is from a compilation C.d of Victorian pin ups which I decoupaged and overlayed the drapes in the background with red chiffon.Ive matted the completed image onto a rectangle of card overlaid with the same chiffon. the fan is made with an outline sticker backed onto red card and trimmed with the red feathers. The fan flaps up so you can still see her in all her glory!!!!!!!

Friday, 7 December 2007

Caardvarks "7 days 7 card maps " Challenge.

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7
This weeks Challenge from the girls at Caarvarks was 7 different card maps, I set myself a extra challenge to make them all christmas cards made with Basic Grey Figgy Pudding Papers. I find card maps really help to get the inspiration flowing. Also at http://artygirlzchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ and http://www.papercraftjunkies.com/
this weeks Challenges were "Christmas" so these can double/ triple up for those.
I think Ive had my fill of Christmas cards now so will turn my head to something else from now!

CPS 42#

http://cardpositioningsystems.blogspot.com/ This card is for Cps 42# the papers are from the Shabby Princess winter collection http://www.shabbyprincess.com/ and the silk poinsettia are from a selection of silk flowers at papermania http://www.papermania.co.uk/

DCM Santas Little Extra Helper! " buttons and Bows"

More gorgeous Figgy pudding papers for this weeks Little Extra Helper http://daringcardmakers.blogspot.com/ Buttons and Bows.

Thursday, 6 December 2007

Tweet Tweet DCM

http://daringcardmakers.blogspot.com/ DCM challenged us this week to make a card with birdies on in so here my go, Ive use my yummy new Basic Grey Pheobe papers , K& co Rub on Magic and this weeks sketch from Di Hickman. http://dihickman.blogspot.com/

4 x 4 Friday." Red" and STC

Ive got a real passion for all things Basic Grey at the moment. These Scarlets letter Papers are just perfect for this weeks 4x4 Friday Challenge "Red" http://4x4friday.wordpress.com/
Ive also used this weeks sketch from http://janellerichmond.typepad.com/sketchthiscards/

Papertake weekly Challenge.....White Christmas

This card is for this weeks Papertake Challenge, http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/ And this weeks challenge, White Christmas, is to make a white Christmas card! You can use an accent colour or two if you like, but lots of white this time please!! Ive kept it simple with this backing paper a touch of ribbon and 3 punched snowflakes! The paper is from a C.d called Christmas Penguins by http://www.feejdesigns.com/

Sunday, 2 December 2007

DCM " Song without Words" UPDATE

http://daringcardmakers.blogspot.com/ These are my two cards for this weeks DCM "song without Words" challenge. Can you guess what they are?
Well no-one has made any guesses so here are the answers;
Top; If I could turn back time - Cher
Bottom; Shinny Happy People - R.E.M.

Thursday, 29 November 2007

Caardvarks "Rubon's" Challenge

This card is for the Caardvarks Rubon's Challenge the butterfly,flower and wording are K&co Rubon Magic , the papers and the chipboard letter are from the K&co Hannah Colection
Ive used this weeks sketch from Di Hickman http://dihickman.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, 28 November 2007

CPS 41#

this card is for this weeks CPS Sketch (41#) http://cardpositioningsystems.blogspot.com/ the backing papers are more of the Basic Grey Figgy Pudding Collection, unfortunately no matter where i put the card to photograph it I got the glare on the chipboard lable, it reads Happy Christmas ad is from a selection at papermainia .

Tuesday, 27 November 2007

The Slings @ The Brickmakers Arms, Norwich!

Fantastic gig at the brickies tonight!!!!!!!!!!
They went down a treat.

Aidens Creations

Aiden my 5yr old has been off school poorly for a few days, this is what he's been up to! the snowman card he has made for his teacher and the Power Ranger picture is to put on his bedroom wall.

Di Hickmans Sketch 3# Nov

This card is for Di Hickmans Sketch 3 # Nov
The papers are my favourite Shabby princess (AGAIN!!!!!!!) and the diecut/ embossed xmas trees were a freebie from a magazine,sorry can't remember which!

Alison's Birthday card!

Ths is the card I made for my friend Alisons 40th birthday, she loves victoriana so as you can imagine she loved her card. Happy Birthday Ali! xx

Sketch this cards 33#

Sketch this cards 33# http://janellerichmond.typepad.com/sketchthiscards/ This card is made using my latest discovery, K&co Rub on Magic, rub on adhesive for glitter. There are loads of gorgeous motifs to choose from and they are much easier to use than normal rub ons. The floral paper is from DCWV Teen stack.

Monday, 26 November 2007

Papertake weekly Challenge......O Christmas Tree

Im a bit behind with the Challenges this week, this card is for Papertake weekly's "O Christmas Tree" Challenge http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/ and also for DCM Santas Little Extra Helper http://daringcardmakers.blogspot.com/ Bauble, Bells & Bows.
The Baubles are made from Jingle bells from Lakeland. I use these quite a bit in my xmas cards!

Sunday, 25 November 2007


I've been Multi-tasking again this week,

I've used Sketch 40# from this weeks http://cardpositioningsystems.blogspot.com/ Challenge.

Ribbons for this weeks http://artygirlzchallengeblog.blogspot.com/,

the flowers are Prima 'Got Daisies' for http://magickdivasthursdaychallenge.blogspot.com/

and finally the brads in the centre of the flowers are button shaped for http://www.fftwistedtuesdays.blogspot.com/ button wisdom Challenge.

The papers are from DCWV retro stack.

Monday, 19 November 2007

Magicdivas thursday Challenge "Animals"

Two card for Magicdiva's Thursday Challenge "Animals" http://magickdivasthursdaychallenge.blogspot.com/
For both cards I've used See d's Christmas Animal stamps and Shabby Princess holiday papers www.shabbyprincess.com/
The sentiment on the dog card reads "have a barking good time"

Sketch this cards 32

Sketch This Cards 32 http://janellerichmond.typepad.com/sketchthiscards/ I love the papers on this , they are from Shabby Princess www.shabbyprincess.com/

Sunday, 18 November 2007

Papertake weekly Challenge "Snow"

Papertake weekly Challenge "Snow" http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/ Isn't he cute, I like my little Snowman. The snowman, earmuffs and mittens are from Stickerpotamous jolees boutique and the "Brrrrrr" stamp is a See'd stamp from Sugar loaf

Triple Challenge card!

I'm trying to be clever now!!!!!! This card covers 3 challenges, Firstly Ive used the Sketch from this weeks Di Hickman Challenge http://dihickman.blogspot.com/ The mofit is a double heart for the Artzy Girls "Hearts " Challenge http://artygirlzchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ and then the "Golden Highlights" Challenge from the girls at DCM http://daringcardmakers.blogspot.com/ with the gold ribbon and the smaller of the hearts embossed in gold!

The Slings Rock...........

James is the Lead Guitarist for the "The Slings", he joint Gilly,J, Tom & Arf in March 2007 and they started gigging in June, just covers at first but they got their heads together over the summer and have produced some really great souning tunes( yes ok so I AM biased!!!!!!)
They will be playing at various venues in Norwich over the next month before heading off to a studio to produce their first Demo E.P. http://www.myspace.com/theslingsrock

Saturday, 17 November 2007

Scrummy Stash Cafe "pockets"

Scrummy Stash Cafe " Pockets" http://scrummystashcafe.blogspot.com/ Ive used K&co Kimberley Hodges Patchwork Papers, Silk & Mulberry flowers, funky fibre and a peel-off filled in with sakura souffle pens.

Card positioning systems 39#

Card Positioning Systems 39# http://cardpositioningsystems.blogspot.com/ Base card is stamped with a mini poinsettia stamp . The florish was made by hand using a versa mark pen with gold embossing powder and finished with a silk poinsettia flower.

Wednesday, 14 November 2007

Santa's Little Helper 4 Piles of Parcels

DCM Santa's Little Helper 4 Piles of Parcels
For this challenge I've use Shabby princess Winter papers, 6mm satin ribbon and some little bells from a embellishment kit from Poundland

DCM Challenge "Getting Corrugated"

Here's my card for the DCM "Getting Corrugatted" Challenge. http://daringcardmakers.blogspot.com/ the criteria was...... "My dare this week is to use some corrugated card on your card - it could be corrugated craft card or an old box etc. taken to pieces :) You could make the card blank from it or die cut shapes etc..." Sort of lost my Mojo with this one I found this one quite difficult!

Sunday, 11 November 2007

Papertake weekly Challenge- Get well

This is my entry into this weeks Papertake weekly challenge. I've made the "Get Well" lable into a teabag tag

More Blog Challenges!!!!!!!

I was a bit late with this one( day's muddled), Oh well better late than never!!!!!!! This is for CPS sketch 38# http://cardpositioningsystems.blogspot.com/ The Inspiration for this card was taken from a pair of rubber gloves I was given at xmas last year. This is for the Artzy Girlz "bling" Challenge http://artygirlzchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ I've been at it again withthe Stamp'n'bond, this is my entry for the Wednesday Stampers "leaves" challenge http://wednesdaystamper.wordpress.com/