Monday, 30 June 2008

Friday Sketchers!

2 Cards for this #8 sketch at Friday Sketchers
This first card is also for Lots to do Butterfly challenge & SBS18 "Just to say"

  • PP ~ My Minds Eye & K&co
  • Chipboards and rubons ~ Scenic route & Basic Grey.
  • Grand adhesions ~ K&co.
  • Brads ~ Bo Bunny .
  • Colorbox Queue Chalk Ink .
  • CS ~ DCWV

Sunday, 29 June 2008

Saturday's cards!

I'm a bit late in posting two of these cards but lets not waste them ....aye!
This first card cover's challenges set by Tilda & Co "Dotty" , Cute Card Thursday " No Pattern Paper" and the sketch is from #21 at Prairie Paper & Ink
Next up is for Di Hickman June #4 and finally using #4 form Sketch Saturday and Penny Black "Friendship"

  • PP ~ Sassafrasslass & Itty Bitty Scrap Shack.
  • Rubons ~ Scenic Route.
  • Stamps ~ Magnolia, Penny Black & Stamps Away.
  • CS ~ DCWV.
  • Cuttlebug Embossing folder "Swiss Dots"
  • Brads and ribbon from Stash.

Sketch Saturday!

2 cards using #5 from Sketch Saturday , the first is for Penny Black "Green, Brown & Pink" Challenge
and this is for the Crafts Beautiful Vanity Challenge PP~ Basic Grey. Vintage image ~ Joanna Sheen. All other from Stash

Tilda & co

Ive used Dovecraft Masculine PP and Chipboard for this sketch from Tilda & co
  • CS ~ DCWV
  • Ribbon from Stash.

Thursday, 26 June 2008

A few for today!

First up is for Friday Sketcher's #7
Ive decorated this tin using this weeks Papertake weekly Challenge sketch 5 from Katarina .
Next up is # 70 from CPS I'm late with this one #58 from Carte Maniaks This card is for Ismaki # 25 , MyTime to Craft #20 "Circles" & also for Caardvarks " Think Pink"

At A spoonful of Sugar the challenge is " Checks Galore" and ive used the most recent sketch from I {heart}2 stamp

  • PP ~ My Mind's Eye "Everyday" , "Together" & Basic Grey "Infuse"
  • CS ~ Papermill Shop & Bazzill
  • Rubons & Chipboard ~ Scenic Route
  • Stamps ~ Basic Grey, Stamps awaySugar Nellie
  • Xl Bloom ~ Hiedi Swapp
  • Ribbon ~ Basic Grey & stash
  • Photo turns ~ American Crafts.
  • Journal it tags ~ Teresa Collins
  • buttons from stash
  • Heat brads ~ Papermania.

June ATC Swap at Crafts Beautiful

I recieved these wonderful Atc's in the post yesterday as part of the June ATC swap on Crafts Beautiful. My swaps come from Rebecca aka Beckyp87, Ann aka AnnB1 and Margo aka Maggie50. Thank you ladies they are wonderful!

Beaded Beauties!

Before I go any further I would like to say thank you to all those who have left warm wishes to Myself, Tracey and Fiona and Thank you to all those who have taken part in our first challenge and hope you come back this week!!!
This Thursday........ our challenge is "Beaded Beauties"
this challenge certainly was that for me as I rarely use beads.
Our sponsor for this week is
First up is a candle I have decorated with 3mm fire polished crystal clear and Emerald green Glass beads.
Next is the first ever piece of jewellery very simple I know but at least I tried for these i have used Multi coloured diagonal cubes and silver lined.
Again Ive used the silver lined beads to add some texture to this watercolour painting of a Dog Rose And I had to get a card in somewhere so Ive made a Christening card, I used pink Bi-cones and wired them into a cross.
  • CS ~ DCWV.
  • Anitas Peel-Offs.
  • Ribbon and flowers from Stash.
  • Daler-Rowney watercolour paper.
  • Winsor & Newton watercolour paints.
  • Finding's kindly donated by a friend.

Friday, 20 June 2008

Sketch day!

I finally got some time to do some more crafting today so i thought I'd catch up with a few sketch challenges. first up is this card for #49 at Sketches by Tamara
Next is the lastest challenge on My Sketch World
next is for #June 3 at Di Hickmans Blog and finally for Ismaki #

all these cards are made using my new kit from Scrappagogo

  • PP ~ My Minds Eye & K&co "Wild Saffron".
  • CS ~ Bazzill & Papermill Shop.
  • Rubon's ~ Scenic Route.
  • Chipboard ~ Heidi Swap" Midnight Kisses".
  • Bloom's ~ Heidi Grace & Imaginece
  • Brads ~ Bo Bunny Bodacious , Creative Charm, MM & Papermania.
  • Prima acrylic Hearts.
  • Ribbon and Ric Rac ~ unknown.
  • Ladybirds ~ K&co.

Postcard from America

I recieved this wonderful Postard this morning form Christine aka Doodlebug ,isn't she just stunning!?? I was sent this as part of a postcard swap on the Crafts Beautiful forum

Thursday, 19 June 2008

Our first challenge starts at today and the Challenge is
" Fresh"
the colour green just throws the word "Fresh" at me so I made my DT Cards Zing with green!!
Our first Sponsor is and they have supplied us with a wonderful prize of 3 Colourbox Queue Cats Eyes stacks!
Or first Guest Designer int he amazingly talented Rosie form
On my first card I have stamped the same image several times over my CS with Fresh green pigment ink and heat embossed with Clear EP. Then onto a piece of whit card I stamped the flower stem and embossed as before. then I stamped the same flower image 3 times and decoupaged over the end of the stem. On the last layer Ive added some beads for texture.
Ribbon to trim and then matted onto card with foam pads. This card I have stamped and embossed in the same way, edged the matted card with the same colour.
  • CS ~ Papermill Shop.
  • Colourbox Queue "Rain Forrest" Pigment ink from .
  • Stamps ~ QKD and Basic Grey.
  • Spotty Ribbon ~ Dovecraft
  • Other ribbon and beads ~ from Stash
  • Jewellery from Charity Shop

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Birthday Book

I fancied making something different today so I made this "Birthday Book" from an old hardback notebook. Ive loosely used #69 from

  • PP & grand adhesions ~ K&co Wild Saffron.
  • CS ~ DCWV.
  • Ribbon from Stash.

Caardvarks ~ Micro Callenge "Happy Birthday Dude"

This is for the latest Micr Challenge at " Happy Birthday Dude" this card is for a family friend who will be celebrating his 39th this month!

  • CS ~ Papermill shop
  • PP & Decoupage ~ "Jolly Nations" Paper Nations

Sunday, 15 June 2008

Letter's from Australia.

I recieved this sweet card yesterday from Lauren aka Lollies for a card swap on the CB site this month the theme was Female Floral Birthday.
and this wonderful package came courtsey of Pinkbubble at the package was a blog candy prize I won a couple of weeks ago also in the package was this gorgeous ATC entitled "Glitter Wing's" Thank you both so much ladies!! xxxxxxxxxx

Saturday, 14 June 2008

A few Challenges!

First up is this tag for this week was a colour challenge of Olive, Aubergine & Ivory!
Next Emma at is running a competition with a fabulous prize ! And lastly # 48

  • CS ~ DCWV
  • PP ~ K&co " Briana" & Dovecraft "Retro Flowers".
  • Brads ~Basic Grey & Dovecraft "Retro Flowers".
  • Chipboard ~ Dovecraft "Retro Flower's".
  • Bloom's ~ Lakeland's, Papermania & K&co Grand Adhesions " Daisies"
  • Ribbon from Stash.

Basic Grey ~ Mellow

I found my half used BG Mellow pad lying at the back of the shelf inspiration bloomed all of a sudden to use the last two sketches from firstly for June #2 this current weeks sketch
and secondly for last weeks June # 1 Finally this card is for this weeks "Couples" challenge at

  • PP ~ Basic Grey ~Mellow.
  • CS ~ DCWV & Bazzil Bling.
  • Chipboard ~ Basic Grey~ Mellow Undressed.
  • Colorbox Queue Chalk Ink ~ Chestnut Roan.
  • Ribbon ~ Basic Grey ~ Obscure.
  • Stamps ~ QKD, Stamps Away & All Night Media.
  • Sakura Souffle Pen in White

Caardvarks "Drink Up"

I made this one a while back but not got round to blogging it, I traced the logo from a magazine advert onto black card, embossed the "head" with white EP and the overlayed with acetate. the card was give to one of James Guinness drinking pal's for his birthday!

Thursday, 12 June 2008

Altered Box!!!

Ive decorated this circular box with K&co Mira PP, ribbon, gems & Maggie for

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Chasing Buttlerflie's!!

This cute teddy is for challenge 12 from
  • PP ~ Simply Cards & Papercraft Magazine
  • Stamp ~ Dawn Bibby & QKD
  • Brads ~ Papermania
  • Whisper's Strokes

A Spoonful of Sugar!! challenge this week is a 3-2-1 recipe 3 Brads, 2 Pattern Papers, and 1 Flower. Ive paper pieced Maggie with these lovely free papers from Simply Cards & Papercraft Magazine.
  • Brads ~ Papermania
  • Whispers Strokes
  • CS ~ DCWV

Magnolia Challenge!

I missed out on most of the challenges last week what with one thing and another, heres one I did get time to make but not to blog! Last weeks
was "No cards" so Ive made this Money box from a teabag container for Ellie with a bit of luck she might actually save some money in it!!
For this weeks Challenge of "Swirls" Ive used sketches from (firstly)
and finally for &

  • PP ~ Basic Grey " Two Scoops" & ( for the tin) freebie from Simply Cards & Papercraft Mag.
  • Stamps ~ Magnolia, Stamp Away & Basic Grey .
  • CS ~ DCWV.
  • Whisper's Stroke's Pens & Colorbox Queue Chalk Ink.
  • K&co Grand Adhesions " Sparkle Flies".
  • Computer Printed sentiment.
  • Ribbon from Stash.
In an atempt to have something in common with my ever increasingly independant son & to tone up my thunder thighs, we have (that is Myself & Aiden) taken up Ice-skating!!! These pictures are from our 2nd session. He's taking to it fairly well and is really enthusiastic ,even finding funny when he fall's!!!