Monday, 28 January 2008

A Right Busy Weekend......

Well I'm Back from the wilds of Canterbury and a fantstic time was had by all I hope!!!!! Well I did anyway.....and below are the fruits of my labour. The weekend consisted of 6 classes all of which I had had either no experience of or minimal prior to going. My first class was to Alter the below tins and I'm so please with them I've made two more since I got home, !!!!! Ive used Blonde Moments "Spring Fling" papers and assorted ribbons from my stash. Saturday Kicked of with a Accordian book Class the idea is to fill the book with various ways of using ribbon to embellish card and scrapbooks alike. I used BG Urban Couture Papers and Various ribbons and fibres. Saturday after Lunch we had a visit from Jennie from She taught us the joys of alcohol inks and ATC's, well I'm hooked now!!! All the images below are avalible form Jennies Shop. Saturday Babs Taught me how to make a waterful card (the others being confirmed Scrapper's declined this one.) unfortunately since returning home the card hasn't survive the wonder of Aiden He though it was fantastic and has worn it out!!!!!:( Sunday morning Clair showed us how Fab the Bind it All Machine is......again Ive use dthe BM papers so now I have a wonderful Desk top set. And finally Sunday afternoon Babs showed me this wonderful Pop-up/Exploding box. Unfortunately CardmagicUK has departed and is no longer running CMUtd retreats but for information on retreats such as my weekend contact Babs (MagicLady) at Although I am not a practicing Christian I was made welcome and this weekend I made Two extremely wonderful Friends. I will defiatelybe joining them again.

Thursday, 24 January 2008

I'm away for the weekend!

This is my last post for this week as , as my friend Alison put it I'm going on a "sticky weekend" I'm off to Canterbury for a crafty few days with Babs and a few other CMUtd Supporters. This is a chance for me to jump out of my comfort zone as there isn't going to be much card making involved so I'm told!!!! Anyway heres the last of this weeks challenges from me These 2 are for January Sketch 1 & 2 from the 2nd card is also for the Thank You Challenge both are made with BG papers, Fibres and Ribbons (top Romany- bottom Lily Kate)
The QKD Blog party is now at Alex's She asked for a card using Purple, Lilac and Lime Green and to incorporate something with wings!
And finally this is for Animals challenge using Sketch #39 from

Wednesday, 23 January 2008

todays challenges

Challenges this week at and both involve Blue tones, this card is also for A challenge on to make a Valentine card without using red or pink. As well as colour the Challenge at is "Winged things" The QKD Blog party is still going on at todays Challenges were, "Colour and lots of it" and an ATC with a Beach feel to it!!
Ive used the small Paisley stamp from my January kit to make the fish.

Tuesday, 22 January 2008

DCM "Hide & Seek"

This weeks challenge at DCM is to create a card with a hidden some thing. Ive chosen to make mine a Tag Photo Frame . The photo is me and my little sister when we were about 7 & 6 . Thought this would make the perfect card for June's 35th Birthday in June
I've used BG Periphery papers and ribbon, Blush fibre, K&co/BG Mortifica rubons and MM chipboard & Colorbox Queue Chalk Inks.

Monday, 21 January 2008

Todays Challenge cards.

First up we have Jan #3 these scrummy papers are BG Two scoops, rubons MM and the metal sentiment is K&co/BG.
This weeks Challenge at is Shinny Silver, Ive painted Tilda with H2O's and foiled the stars and streamers using a glue pen. Backing papers are HOTP. Is taking the next leg of the QKD Blog party, her challenge for today was to make a card using only Black,White and shades of Grey. BP is DCWV Black and White mat stack, Stamp is from flowers are punched using a small Dovecraft Punch. Ive also used Sketch #48 from
And finally CPS #47 to catch up from one I missed. Papers and ribbons from BG Lily Kate as is the undressed chipboard. colorbox chalk Inks used through out

My New Tempates arrived........

My New Arty Farty Templates arrived this afternoon so its been non stop crafting here today.....well in between chores and collecting Aiden from school. I apologies for the awful pictures. this first is the "Tilly" wedding Cake
And second is the "Roni" Highchair. These two are soooooooo easy to make.

Sunday, 20 January 2008

Blog Candy, The Winner Is..........

.............Debbie! you can see Debbies creation here... .We chose Debbies card for her Fab use of an old Table cloth! Please email me your address and I will get your candy out to you!

Saturday, 19 January 2008

QKD Blog Party.

Its the last day of the Blog party at Nancy's today and Yesterdays challenge was to produce a card using just the QKD logo colours......... Here's my offering!
The swirls at the side are my new BG rubons, Ive found these so easy to use I don't think I'll be buying any other brand from now on!

Todays Creations!!!!!!!!!

Today's is to use 3 pieces of chipboard , well Ive used 4 if that still counts, papaers and chipboard are both from K&co Addison range.
There is a challenge on at to make a New Baby card with Stamping on it. This is my first ever Penny Black card.... The stamps are from the Fresh New Day set And this final card was commissioned by my friend as agift for her Mother-in-Law.

Thursday, 17 January 2008

My First Tilda

My First Tilda, this card is for a very special "little girl" sometime later this year, could resist!
This weeks challenge ay is Numbers so this card fits just right!

Wednesday, 16 January 2008

I'm not bored with this kit..........

........ so I hope your not either! todays challenge cards are for: Firstly at She's hosting the round robin of challenges this week. "So your challenge for today is to create something (project of your choice) using Versamark (or other watermark ink) or Tone on Tone stamping (using the same colour of ink and cardstock)." The second card is for Nancy who is taking the next part of the round robin and for the challenge 2# at .This was a two part challenge firstly a sketch and then the card was to be created using Red, Blue and White.

Tuesday, 15 January 2008

I'm in Love with Dream Street Papers

I'm just loving my Fabby kit from Queen Kat Designs .The Design team are having a round robin of challenges with QKD stamps is hosting this weeks challenges, todays was to produce a card using red, light blue and vanilla. This card is also perfect for this weeks "Red" Challenge and Ive used sketch 38 from

Monday, 14 January 2008

My First ATC!!!

Ive never really been that fussed with ATC's but there was a pack of pre-cut cards in my new kit and Tanis at is having a week of challenges and the prize is some lovely Queen kat stamps so I thought it was worth a go. If you would like this card for your collection please leave a comment saying just that!!

Lovely stuff in the post......

Waiting for me today when I got home was this luuuuurvly parcel of goodies from , The very lovely, gorgeous James Bought me a years subscription to their monthly 6x6 card making kit as part of Christmas present. The kit contains some gorgeous Dreamstreet Papers, Raw chipboard, CS, 8yrd ribbons and fibres,brads, square clips,photo anchors,metal edge tags, pricking tool,gems embossed card, die cuts and a wonderful set of stamps .Certainly well worth the $23.99 (£12.00) incl p+p. this first card is made using the kit. this card is for "Roses are Red" Challenge and uses Challenge Sketch 2 from This next card uses the same sketch and is made with K&co/ BG papers-Mortifica, chipbard and paper ribbon aquired from Ebay, the photo was part of a prize I won last year!

Sunday, 13 January 2008

Green IS a nice Colour!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Today over at Do crafts Forum someone said that you can't make nice cards using green so I thought I'd have a go at proving them wrong!!!!!! Both of these cards are made using K&co Brenda Walton Brookfield papers, Prima- Got Daisies, K&co/Basic Grey Metal Sentiments,Papermania CS, Whispers Ink and Dovecraft chalk, yellow mulberry flowers from Ebay, again the fairy stamp is Dawn Bibby and is stamped with Stazon and painted with Twinkling H2O's.
Happy birthday follows a sketch set by this is their first challenge.
Believe is for Sketch 35 at I discover them today while blog surfing
While I'm at it I suppose I cant but this forward for another go at DCM
Well I like them !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and Green!!!!!!!!!!!

Simple but pretty!

This card is for Sketch 26
Simple but effective the flower stamp is from Lakeland and the "Get Well Soon" is All Night Media, Painted with H2O's and trimmed with some ribbon from my stash.

Saturday, 12 January 2008

DCM " Me and My Shadow"

DCM challenge for this week is...............
" to create not just one but TWO cards ! But wait........there's more ! I want both cards to contain the same embellishments and papers, ribbons etc- but arranged in a different way for a different occasion....the only thing being different is the wording."
My cards are made with CS from The Papermil Shop, K&co Brenda Walton "Dolls house"Papers, Prima- Got Daisies, Papermania Brads and Gems, MM Petite Signage - Summer,ribbon from my stash and the fairy stamp is I think a Dawn Bibby. I have stamped both images with Jet black Stazon and coloured with Twinking H2O's, inked the edges with whispers turquoise and added a touch of dovecraft chalks too!
Ive used a couple of Di's Sketches too..
Seeing as there are a few brads on each card I think I can put these forward for this weeks "Brad Pitt" Challenge.
Personally I'm more of a Johnny Depp Girl myself but I can appreciate the attraction!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, 11 January 2008

Lots of time for Cards and Blogging

Like the complete Dozy Mare that I am, I fell over ( with the help of a broken paving slab) right in the middle of Norwich wednesday morning on my way to work. Ive torn a Ligament in my ankle and have to keep off my feet for a few day's so no work!!!! Which is great in one respect but due to the nature of the work I do I don't get sick pay so not so great there! I seem to be falling over a lot lately and unfortunately alcohol has nothing to do with it!!
So with time on my hands I've been doing a few more challenges...
I've kept them on the oriental theme as I'm really loving my new oriental stamps from Lakeland and also painting with Twinkling H2O's.
The Purple card is for Michelles Challenge for a Thank you Card the images have been stamped with Stazon Jet Black and painted with "Wild Orchid" Gold highlight and "Thank you" symbol are done with Sakura Quickie glue Pen and Pearl-ex Pigment powder "Aztec Gold"
Ive used January Sketch 2# from again
The Orange card is for CPS 46# for this card Ive used "Permisson" Twinkling H2O and backing paper is from DCWV Far East Mat stack

Scrummy Stash Cafe " Scrappy New Year" Challenge.

This ones for SSC Scrappy New Year challenge.

The backing papers are scraps from K&co Garden College, Somersett and Brianna pads, the flower petals are made using the same papers with a free template from Papercraft Inspirations, butterflies are K&co Grand Adhesions Sparkle Flies and the Brad is from K&co Amy Butler Range.

Thursday, 10 January 2008

Samm's Birthday card!

Samm will be celebrating her birthday on the 20th January and she's celebrating with Blog Candy, the requirements are to make a birthday card. the backing paper is from Funky fairy, Flowers from an Ebay shop,Alphabet stickers and gems from poundland, K&co covered brad and Grand adhesions "Sparkle flies" The Samm banner is a detachable Bookmark.

Di Hickmans Sketch January #2

I made this card today for Di's second challenge of the new year, I've not really gone for the whole Oriental thing before but I found these lovely stamps in Lakelands and couldn't resist them. so as the stamps are "New" I shall also use this card for DCM's Little extra
I stamped the images using black Stazon ink and painted with "Hot Cinnamon" Twinking H2O watercolour paints, the gold highlights were done using a glue pen and Pearl-ex pigment powder in Aztec Gold.
I know there's not much watercolour painting going on in this card but I thought I'd enter into Enjays Craft Challenge anyway

Wednesday, 9 January 2008

Sketch this cards 37#

Not my usual sort of card but I quite like it!!! James says it not up to my usual standard but I thought I'd post it anyway. I think it made a rather adventurous Valentine card!!

Floral Thanks

Ive made both of these cards for both the "buttons" and "thanks a bunch" Challenges. Buttons seem to make the perfect flower centre piece!
the backing papers are DCWV Nana's kids, Die cut blooms from Lakeland, BG undressed chipboard, MM button brads, scrap ribbon, buttons from charity shop!

Tuesday, 8 January 2008

Funky Fairy Challenge 2#

Funky Fairy has started a new challenge blog here's my card for the 2nd challenge, Ive used some free papers from a wonderful selection at

I'm having a "Waynes World" Moment!

I'M NOT WORTHY, I'M NOT WORTHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well when I put my cards in for Di Hickmans Card sketch team Call I really didn't think that I had a hope there are soooooo many cardmakers out there so much more talented than me so I'm not to dissappointed about not making the actual team but you could have knocked me down with a feather yesterday when Di's email arrived with the offer to be a Guest Designer for March. Well done to those who did make the team This is just sooooooooo exciting and my first and hopefully not my last Guest Design Team spot!

DCM " New"

Ive made this Arty Farty Cherub Crib as a gift for some friends of ours. Its been ages since I made one and they really go down quite well!!! There is a carrier to go with it.
I thought I'd use this as my entry for this weeks DCM "New" Challenge