Thursday, 30 October 2008

This Thursday its all about..........." Mojo Surfing"

I have to admit when Tray came up with this idea I wondered what on earth she was going about but here its is.........Mojo surfing is You can either Click on any 5 of This Thursday's participants blogroll links and take inspiration from something on each of those blogs or something on one of them . Please mention in your post where inspiration came from . But not including themes from other challenges (Too easy) You can use the theme with other challenge sites challenges but not as the actual inspiration or Click on any 1 of This Thursday's participants blogroll links and then follow 1 link on there and so on until you reach 5 links and then take your inspiration from there. Again it would be nice if you could list your inspiration on your post.
Our sponsor this week is the wonderful Tanda Stamps
they've provided some gorgeous christmas stamps as a prize.
the participant I chose was Gerda
My first make was inspired by an ATC from Linda B
The lady on this blog uses a lot of fabric and lace in her work,
so that inspired me to make this tag.
I've also made this one for "Fabric" at Arty Girlz
and finally I love the Figgy pudding Tags made by the lady on this blog.Linda Cain
Friends in Art this one is also for "Oh Christmas Tree" at Tag You're It

This weeks Guest Designer is Sally West

this lady's work is wonderful!!xx

Sunday, 26 October 2008

Spooky Sunday make!

Just the one for today as working nights seems to kill my creative mojo!!
today's card covers "Frightful but Delightful" at Papertake Weekly, "Halloween"

  • CS ~ Papermania.
  • Stamps ~ Artistic Outpost.
  • Stickles.
  • I Kan -dee Chalks.

Saturday, 25 October 2008

Saturdays Makes!

Two cards for 2Sketches4You ,
firstly for Laura's #11 and for "Embossing on PP"
and for this weeks Bonus Sketch.
and finally for Di Hickmans October #4

My apologies for the shody photography on these, you can't see the DST in day light!!!

  • PP ~ MME, October Moon & Basic Grey.
  • Stamps ~ QKD,All Night Media & Lakeland.
  • Ribbon ,Button and Breads from Stash.

Friday, 24 October 2008

A few makes!

Firstly for CPS # 87

nexy is for Basic Grey " Stitching" Ive used faux stitching as I still haven't got to grips with the sewing machine yet! also for Secret Crafter "Blue & White with a snowflake"using # 21 from Sketch Saturday

and finally for Arty Girlz " Blue & Orange" , Scrummy Stash Cafe "Check it out!"and using World Sketch for this weeks DCM little extra

  • PP ~ MME & Basic Grey.
  • Paper ribbon ~ Jennie Bowlin.
  • Stamps ~ QKD, Lakelands, See d's & Scrappagogo.
  • Metal Snowflake ~ Papermania.
  • Ribbon and Gems from stash.

Thursday, 23 October 2008

This Thursday its all about..........." Throw a curve"

This week at This thursday............ we are asking you to "Throw a curve" into you art. you can do anything you like as long as there is some sort of curve involved. Our sponsor for this week is the fabulous Liz at Pink Petticoat
The prize on offer this week is this gorgeous "Tis the Season" Cd
For my Dt examples Ive Altered a Baked Bean can , these papers are extremely versatile as they don't scream xmas at you. Circular donkey card and a curvy edged Reindeer card
Our Guest Designer this week is Kris Dickinson
for her fabulous work visit her blog HERE

Monday, 20 October 2008

CB challenge and This Thursday sneaky peaks

Natalie aka Sequin has set a challenge to creat a board to put those all important "swaps & Challenges's to do list"
Here's mine covered with Wild Saffron from K&co and decorated with Grand adhesions from the same range I've also made a R.A.K. list book too!
And below are a few sneaky peaks of the Design Team examples Ive made for This Thursday's coming Challenge

Sunday, 19 October 2008

Pink Petticoat Join's This Thursday!!!!!!!!!!

This coming weeks challenge at This Thursday............ is sponsored by Pink Petticoat
and the prize is this fabulous "Tis the Season" Cd.
The Cd contains loads of images with and without backgrounds and sentiments, 12 main paper's in 4 different colour palletes with accessory paper's to match.
so for a chance to win head along to This Thursday on thursday ,
there's also a free download for all those who take part.
To get myself in the mood Ive made a few challenge cards with this kit.
First for #29 at Triple the Sketch
and this from a Sketch by Jen at I{heart}2stamp Next is for Lynda's Sketch at Our Creative Corner and finally for #24 at Friday Sketcher's

  • PP & Images ~ Pink Petticoat.
  • Ribbon, Gems & holly leave from Stash.

I'll have Sneaky Peaks of my DT examples Tueday!

Friday, 17 October 2008

Friday's makes!

Today's makes are for Basic grey " Green & Red"
and for Tag you're It "Pink , Brown & Green" using sketch #20 from

  • PP ~ Paper Flair & Basic Grey.
  • Prima flower's
  • Papermania Chipboard.
  • American crafts felt flower.
  • Pearls, Buttons, Clasp, ribbon, Gem and thread from stash.

Susie Sketch # 4

This card is for my latest Sketch which can be found HERE

  • CS ~ DCWV.
  • All other products ~ 7Gypy's.

Thursday, 16 October 2008

Thursday Fun!

Our Creative Corner asked for a card that wasn't square or rectangular
so here's he is!
Next is for Katharina's #13 at Papertake Weekly
This one is for October #3 at Di Hickmans Blog Next is for CPS # 86
and finally for Ismaki #35

  • These cards were made using my October Scrapagogo "Gogo Create" Kit .
  • PP ~Pink Paislee, MMe & October Afternoon.
  • CS ~ bazzill & Core'dinations.
  • Jennie Bowlin ~ Crepe Paper ribbon.
  • Alexx Kesh ~ Embellishment box.
  • Pink Paislee ~ Alphabet stickers.
  • Adorn it Ribbons.
  • Elles Studio ~ Houndstooth Months of the year tags (the F on the Friends card).
  • MME ~ Die cut
  • Brads & Yellow gems from my stash.
  • Stamp ~ All Night Media.

Mini Album

Seeing as I can't carry a 12 x 12 photo album in my handbag Ive made this mini album (5 x 3in ) . Ive used the same design as my Wedding Invites and "Thank You" cards and decorated with the ribbon from my bouquet, the horseshoe from our cake and one of the Hairpins made for me by my Friend Sarah-Louise

This Thursday " Art from the Heart!

This weeks on This Thursday....... our challenge is "Art From The Heart"
" we want you to create something from your heart, so you can use techniques you love, create something either about or for someone you love, You can use poems or music that you love as inspiration. In fact you can use anything you love as inspiration."
Our sponsor this week is 3DJean who supplied us with the Stamp of Greek/Roman Columns.
Jewels, pearls and some fabulous paper photo corner's.
now for my explainations of my examples......
Firstly I made a Shrine ~ A Shrine is a Building or place of worship.
Next, regular visitors to this blog will know that I'm hooked on sketches this card was made using this weeks sketch from I{heart}2stamp
This next card uses three of my favourite techniques,Matting &Layering, Stamping and Inking. and finally A sculpted Plaster of Paris face mounted on Canvas, Im not sure what to call this really other than "James" as I used his face as a mold MIL said its a death mask but she doesn't have a creative bone in her body!!! So what do you really think of this project................. Creepy or Cool??????? My plan with this is to make a cast of my own face to mount next to James' on the wall. I don't feel I need to explain the love in this one!! Our Guest designer this week is Charli Jones she has an amazing blog ,I'm rather partial to her paintings.
  • PP ~ Dovecraft Kate Knight.
  • Ink ~ Archival Sepia and Tim Holtz Distress Ink .
  • Navel Jelly ~ Architectural Brackets( Photo Corners).
  • Pearls and Gems ~ Kiaser Scrapbook.
  • Stamps ~ 3DJean & Cherry Pie.
  • Plaster of paris Rolls ~ Ebay.

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Wednesday Workout!!

My first creation A Mini Book is for today is for challenges at Cuttlebug Challenge " something other than a card!" I've used the latest Sketch from Triple the Sketch and Lots to Do "Embossing"
Next is for this weeks Sketch at The Secret Crafter!

Next is for Penny Black Friends "Thanks a Bunch" using "Lims Sketch" from A Spoon Full of Sugar. This next card is for Kazan's #11 at 2Sketches4You Finally for today is this card using #23 from Friday Sketchers. & DCM "Bright"

  • PP ~ MME, Fancy Pant's & DCWV.
  • Stamps ~ All Night Media & Penny Black.
  • Die Cuts~ MME.
  • Blooms ~ Maya Rd & Alexx Kesh
  • Brads ~ Flora Doodles.
  • Mini Book ~ Jennie Bowlin.
  • Ribbon,String,Lace and Mulberry flowers from Stash.

Suprised and Honoured

I made this card back in January for a Di Hickman Sketch, so you can imagine how suprised I was when I opened my Crafts Beautiful Magazine this morning to discover it slap bang in the middle of photo of some of the Thank you cards that "Us" forum member's sent the Girls at CB tower's.
Now my Question is can I now say I've been published???????????!!!!!!!! LOL

Sunday, 12 October 2008

And the winner is..................

the number picked by was.................
number 22
So the Winner is Rheannon
Congratulations Hun!!
Please Email me your details and your suprise package will be in the post soon!!!

Thursday, 9 October 2008

Thursday Fun!

Theres not been much going on here in the way of Nursing this week so ive had plenty of time for crafting and Blogging needless to say this is why Ive managed to blog everyday so far this week!
Today's makes are for Di Hickman October #1 & #2
for Tilda & Co, Challenges 38 & 39 Sketch and Metal A Spoon Full of Sugar "Pink & Green"
And for Sketches{by Tamara} #65 & Cute Card Thursday "Button's & Bow's"

  • PP ~ DCWV, Dovecraft & 7Gypsy's.
  • Blooms ~ Heidi Swapp & Imaginecse.
  • Button's ~ Buttons Galore.
  • Stamps ~ Stamps Away, See D's & Magnolia.
  • Thread ~ Anchor.
  • Brad ~ Dovecraft.
  • Ribbon, Lace, Metal Charm & Pearl from stash.
  • Tagger ~ Around The Block.