Tuesday, 27 May 2008

A bit of an announcement

James and I planned to Marry next year in September but after watching an episode of "Gavin & Stacey " at the weekend I announced that I didn't want all the hassle of organising a big wedding so we've decided to bring it forward to this August and keep it very low key, so low in fact the above invite is 1 of only 12!
  • CS ~ Papermill Shop
  • Stamps ~ Basic Grey
  • Stazon Ink
  • text ~ word!

Torn Tilda

The magnolia challenge this week is "That Torn it!" http://magnoliachallengeblog.blogspot.com/
  • CS ~ DCWV
  • PP ~ Unknown
  • Stamp ~ Magnolia

Sunday, 25 May 2008

Blog candy all over the place!

I found this Blog while surfing today its absolutely fabulous and she has candy up for grabs too!
Michelle at http://donkeysmiles.blogspot.com/ has some fantastic cards and is a greta fan of Tilda!
and here at http://ellieskeeperscreations.blogspot.com/ Cathy is having a birthday to!

Jolly Nations!

I know its not stamping but I loved the sketch and was desperate to use this Jolly Nation Decoupage and Paper from the Free gift with my Crafts Beautiful Subscription
The sketch is from http://iheart2stamp.com/
  • PP & Decoupage ~ PaperNations
  • CS ~ DCWV
  • Pearl Flower's Freebie with a Magazine

SBS 18 " Friendship" Challenge

The 2nd challenge at the SBS18 Challenge Blog is Friendship http://www.sbs18challenges.blogspot.com/
  • CS ~ DCWV
  • PP ~ Free with Magazine
  • Stamps ~ QKD
  • Ribbon, Buttons and Beads from Stash

DCM " Beads"

Ive used the RAK I recieved yesterday from Jane and Katharina's Sketch to make this card for http://daringcardmakers.blogspot.com/ "Beads" Challenge.
  • Butterfly from Jane
  • CS ~ DCWV
  • PP ~ Sassafraslass
  • Stamp ~ All Night Media
  • Ribbon & Ricrac from Stash

Another Sketch from Katharina!

This week at http://www.cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/ Katharina has a Sketch Challenge.
  • PP ~ Sassafrasslass "Pocket full of Rosies"
  • CS ~ DCWV
  • Stamp ~ Magnolia
  • Gem's ~ Papermania
  • Ribbon from Stash


For my card Ive used a Broken brooch from a charity Shop.
  • CS & PP ~ DCWV
  • Gems ~ Papermania
  • Ribbon from Stash

Sketches by Tamara

Ive used Sketch # 45 from http://sketchesbytamara.blogspot.com/
  • PP ~ K&co Brenda Walton
  • CS ~ DCWV
  • Chipboard ~Papermania
  • Stamp ~ All Night Media
  • Ink ~ Colourbox Queue
  • Lace & Ribbon from Stash

Wedding Bells

Ive been messing about with Idea's for my wedding invites , not entirely sure this is the one for us but it use's this weeks http://carte-maniak.over-blog.fr/ sketch #54 and fit in with Wedding Bell's at http://scrummystashcafe.blogspot.com/
  • CS ~ DCWV
  • Stamps & PP~ Basic Grey
  • Ink ~ White Stazon & Colorbox Queue Chalk Inks
  • Gem ~ Papermania

Home Sweet Home!

This weeks http://weekendtaggers.blogspot.com/ challenge is"Our House" and at http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.com/ its "Home is where the Heart is!"
  • CS ~ Papermill Shop
  • PP ~ Cosmo Cricket " Honey Pie"
  • Stamp ~ Stamp Away
  • Eyelet and Ribbon from Stash

Saturday, 24 May 2008

I recieved these gorgeous R.A.K's today from My CB Friends Jane aka Draytonlady http://doodlesandscrapsofme.blogspot.com/ ans Natalie aka Sequin http://www.nataliewallacecards.blogspot.com/
Thank you Ladies you made my day!!xxxx

Thursday, 22 May 2008

Caardvarks & Tag You're It!

here's my tag for http://caardvarks.blogspot.com/ Tag Challenge they said .....
"Make a tag (or 12 of them!) that is inspired by a month of the year!"
so for mine I chose May!
" April's shower's bring forth May's Flower's!"
Also this week is "Pretty & Feminine" for http://weekendtaggers.blogspot.com/
  • PP ~ Prima Angelique "Wing's"
  • Sticker's ~ Jennie Bowlin " Chalkboard vintage cream"
  • Lace and bloom's from Stash.
  • CS ~ Bazzil " San Francisco"

Ismaki # 20

  • PP ~ Prima Angelique " Heavenlie's"
  • CS ~ Papermill Shop
  • Stamp ~ Lakeland's and Whisper's
  • Ink ~Stazon Back and Colourbox Queue " Fresh Green"
  • Bloom's and brad's form Stash

Papertake Weekly, Katharina's Sketch #3 and Tilda & co

Ive used Katharina's Latest Sketch for http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/ to make this card for the http://magnoliachallengeblog.blogspot.com/ the challenge is "Bead's"
  • Stamp ~ Magnolia, coloured with Whisper Stroke's.
  • PP ~ SassaFras Pocket full of Rosie's "Secret Garden" & Pink Paislee Office Lingo "Close The Loop"
  • CS ~ Bazzil Smoothie "Tropical Breeze"
  • Button's ,Bead's Brad & Bloom all from Stash

My Sketch World.

This uses May sketch from http://mysketchworld.blogspot.com/
  • PP ~ Prima Angelique "Heavenlie's" & "Angel Kisse's"
  • Bloom's ~ Heidi Swapp & Imaginesce
  • Around the Block Tape writer
  • Lace and Button's from Stash

DCM " Animalia"

This weks challenge at http://daringcardmakers.blogspot.com/ Has been "Animalia" I couldn't resist using this cute Elephant. I've also used th current sketch # 10 from http://mypaperworld.blogspot.com/
  • CS ~ Bazzil & DCWV
  • PP ~ Pink Paislee, Office Lingo " Close the Loop"
  • Stamp ~ Penny Black.
  • Computer printed sentiment
  • Butterfly gem ~ Papermania
  • Ribbon from Stash

CPS # 65

  • PP~ Prima Angelique "Wing's"
  • Bloom's ~ Prima
  • Hessian ribbon and Lace from Stash
  • CS ~ Bazzil " San Francisco"
  • Chalk Ink ~ Colorbox Queue

Cartes'Maniak # 53

More Prima paper for http://carte-maniak.over-blog.fr/ # 53
  • PP ~ Prima Angelique "Wing's" & "Angel Kisse's"
  • Sticker's ~ Jennie Bowlin " Chalkboard vintage cream"
  • CS ~ Bazzil "Amsterdam"
  • Ribbon from Stash.

Di Hickmans Sketch May # 3

I just love these Prima Paper's, this card is for http://dihickman.blogspot.com/ May # 3. Ive used:

  • PP ~ Prima Angelique " Wing's"
  • CS ~ DCWV
  • Bloom's ~ Heidi Swapp & Imaginesce
  • Chalk Ink ~ Colorbox Queue
  • Lace ribbon and button's form charity shop!

Monday, 19 May 2008

Wow 3 award's in 1 day and all thanks to Dawn, http://dawnscrafttime.blogspot.com/ . Im going to pass these on to three of my CB friends , http://maxscraftcreations.blogspot.com/ , http://tiggertastic.blogspot.com/ & http://www.silvercustard.blogspot.com/. Enjoy your award's ladie's.

Thursday, 15 May 2008

Sisterhood of the Blogging Stamper's 18

Ive just joined the Sisterhood of Blogging Stamper's 18 and there's a fab new Challenge blog has been set up by SBS18. The challenges run from Wednesday's and the first one is already up and running, why not check it out, there can never be enough challenges can there?

Sharing secret's.........

  • Stamp ~ Scrapagogo and Basic Grey "Two Scoop's, Smudge Hearts"
  • Flower's ~ Prima
  • Brad's ~ Basic Grey, "Two Scoop's"
  • PP ~ Prima "Angelique Collection"
  • CS ~ Papermill Shop

Happy Holiday's

Jet setting off to the Sun seem's to be on a lot of people's mind's lately. http://artygirlzchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ , http://scrummystashcafe.blogspot.com/ & http://www.cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/ all have challenge's which are travel related this week.
  • CS ~ DCWV & Papermania
  • Stamp's ~ "Penguin Dude" & " Penguin Chick" Imaginesce
  • Whisper's Stroke's Pen's
  • Funky Fibre from stash
  • Palm Tree image, Photocopy of a watercolour I painted this morning!!
  • sentiment printed from word!

Cartes'Maniak Vintage

I'm a little late with this one, this is for # 52 & # 53 from http://carte-maniak.over-blog.fr/
#52 was the sketch and # 53 was "Vintage"
  • CS ~ Papermill Shop
  • Flower's ~ Prima
  • vellum ~ Papermania
  • Image ~ from Cd
  • PP ~ Prima " Angelique Collection"
  • Aplhabet ~ jenniebowlin.com
  • Brad's and lace from Stash

Papertake weekly & Di Hickmans Sketch May # 2

http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/ 's challenge is "Lilac & Lime". I've used May # 2 http://dihickman.blogspot.com/
  • PP ~ DCWV
  • CS & Gem ~ Papermania
  • Bloom's ~ Imaginesce
  • Stamp ~ All Night Media
  • Ribbon from Collection

Dark Hair!

http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.com/ 's challenge is "Dark Hair" Ive used this weeks sketch from http://iheart2stamp.com/
  • Stamp's ~ "Dinky Dolly" Lakeland's
  • Whisper's stroke's Pen's
  • Papermania Brad's
  • ribbon from Stash
  • CS ~ Papermill Shop

CPS # 64

  • PP ~ Free with Simply Cards and Papercrafts Magazine
  • Stamp, Scrapagogo
  • Ink it up , Pigmaent Ink and clear Embossing Powder
  • CS ~ DCWV
  • Ribbon, from Stash
  • Whisper's Stroke's Pen

Caardvarks "Cinco de Mayo"

http://caardvarks.blogspot.com/ Latest is "Cinco de Mayo"
  • CS ~ Papermania & DCWV
  • Ricrac ~ Anita's
  • Digital Image's ~ Scrapbookscrapbook.com

Tilda Challenge.....

This week's Challenge from the girls at http://magnoliachallengeblog.blogspot.com/ is "Black & White" Ive used # 19 from http://ismaki.wordpress.com/ too.

  • PP ~ Dovecraft
  • Stamps ~ Magnolia and All Night Media
  • Whisper's Strokes Pen's
  • Stickle's, "Frosted lace" & "Icicle"
  • CS ~ Papermill Shop

In the Garden!

http://rainbowladyschallengeblog.blogspot.com/ Challenge this week is "In the Garden"

  • Transparency ~ Fancy Pant's, Glitter Cut's Green Frame.
  • CS ~ Bazzill "Tropical Breeze"
  • Ladybird's ~ K&co Grand Adhesion
  • Glitter ~ Stickle's "Frosted Lace"
  • Die Cut ~ Sizzix "Flower vine"
  • Hessian ribbon from stash

Friday, 9 May 2008

Tag You're It!!

I missed last weeks challenge of adding a" Moo" to a tag so Ive combined it with this weeks challenge of "Black & Gold " from http://weekendtaggers.blogspot.com/ .
Cynthia at http://rainbowladyschallengeblog.blogspot.com/ Challenge is Bird's
  • CS ~ DCWV
  • Stamps ~ Basic Grey & QKD
  • Versamark Ink
  • Metalic gold Pen and Embossing powder
  • Heart eyelet & Fibre's from Stash

CPS # 63

I was lucky enough to win the My time to craft prize draw last week and won these gorgeous American Crafts Ribbon's so it felt only right to use them in this challenge!
  • CS ~ Papermania & DCWV
  • PP ~ Free with June Issue Crafts Beautiful Magazine
  • Brad's ~ Dovecraft
  • Stamp ~ QKD

Di Hickmans Sketch May #1

Cute little hedgehog's for May #1 http://dihickman.blogspot.com/
  • CS ~ Papermill Shop & DCWV
  • Brad's ~ MM
  • Stamp's ~ Penny Black
  • Whisper's Strokes Pen
  • Heart Block's Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
  • Ribbon from Stash

Tiny Toe's!

http://daringcardmakers.blogspot.com/ set a challenge today to recycle a shop bought card. the photo Image is taken from a card I was given a few months ago as a Thank you. I think the picture qualifies as "Cute" so at http://www.cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/ "Gem's & Jewels" is the challenge of the week. Finally I've used the latest Sketch from http://iheart2stamp.com/

  • CS ~ Papermill Shop
  • Stamp ~ Whisper's
  • Gem's ~ Papermania
  • Mulberry Paper ~ Bright Idea's

Papertake weekly Challenge "Accordian Card"

Claudia has set this weeks challenge at http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/ . I flipped the card on its side and added a support at the back. Ive loosely used this weeks sketch #43 at http://sketchesbytamara.blogspot.com/

  • CS~Papermill Shop
  • PP ~ HOTP
  • Gem's & Brad's ~ Papermania
  • Paper daisies ~ Lakeland
  • Bloom's ~ Imaginese
  • Stamps ~ QKD
  • Ribbon ~ from Stash

My blog entries are like Buses!!!!!!!!!!

Most of my cards are made to meet Challenges so for a change I did a few things
"Just because"
I got this "Colin Car" Template last week
and with Father's day on the horizon I thought I better get to grips with it.
They are suprisingly easy to use.
And I needed a bin for my desk.
I found this old "PG Tip's " tin and covered it with K&co Mira PP , Grand adhesions Bias Binding and fringing from my local Charity shop.

Tri-challenge card.

  • CS ~Papermill Shop
  • PP ~ HOTP
  • Whisper Stroke's Pen's
  • Foil, ribbon and eyelets from collection

Scrummy Stash Cafe.........

I didn't get this done in time for last weeks "Hey Baby" Challenge but this weeks challenge is "Something Different" but I thought I'd get away with using it anyway. The cHerub cot is for a friend who is due to give birth to her 3rd son in a couple of weeks time http://scrummystashcafe.blogspot.com/