Sunday, 31 January 2010

Pinky Sunday.

Im off for a early night in a mo.......still haven't slept after my night shift last night.
the first of todays cards is for challenges at Colour Create " Soft Pink, Soft Blue, white & Silver", "New Baby" for Stamp With Fun & Simon Say's Stamp. I have used Get Sketchy #23.

next is for Di Hickmans January #4 along with Flourishes "P" & Secret Crafters "Hearts".

My third card is for Magnolia Down Under's sketch ,"Valentine" for Stampavie & More, "Pink & Red" for The Pixie Cottage, "Pink, Red & White" for Ildi co and another for Secret Crafter "Hearts".

and my final make for today, for Kaboodle Doodle " Pink, Green, Lemon & Plum" using sketh from Creative Inspirations.

  • PP ~ BG & MME.
  • Chip Sticker , Alpha's & Brads ~ BG.
  • Stamps ~ Sugar Nellie, Magnolia & Royal Langnickle.
  • CS ~ SU, DCWV, Papermania & Papermill Shop.
  • Ribbon ~ SU & Prima.
  • Woolies ~ Ebay.
  • Pearls, Rub-on, Foam Hearts & Gems from stash.

Saturday, 30 January 2010

Saturday Smiles.

Just 2 makes today, off to work again soon.
My teddy card is to cover challenges of "Bears" at Die Cut Dreams, "One for the Girls" at Just Cute Bears, Colour combo of Pink, Green & White for Paper Play and "Make it Personal " for One Stop Craft Challenges. I've used #87 from Friday Sketchers.

next is for Marlene's sketch at The Sugar Bowl with the added challenge of "Lace" , along with "Masking" from ABC Challenges. I masked off Maggie before stamping Hamish just to the side of her then placed the window frame over the lovely couple.

  • Stamps ~ Sugar Nellie, SU and Daisy & Dandelion.
  • CS ~ DCWV, SU & Papermania.
  • PP ~ My Minds Eye.
  • Punch ~ SU.
  • Bazzill Border.
  • Flower's & Alpha's ~ Prima.
  • Gems ~ Hero Arts.
  • Derwent Watercolour Pencils & Whispers Strokes Pens.

Friday, 29 January 2010

Quickie Sketches.

I had a little playtime after tea, enough time for a few quickie sketches.
First for Laura's #44 at 2Sketches4You .

next is for CPS #151.

and finally #87 at Sketch Saturday.

  • PP ~ BG & Papermania.
  • Rubon ~ Papermania.
  • Stamps & Punches ~ SU.
  • CS ~ Coredinations & SU.
  • Brad ~ Kaisercrafts.
  • Cuttlebug Embossing Folder ~ Heart Blocks.
  • Lace & Flowers from stash.

Lacey makes.

In our village we have this wonderful little shop that sells allsorts from secondhand toys, clothes, furniture, memorabilia & everything you need to create Dolls houses. She alway's has loads of cheap ribbons and lace so a weekly trip and spend of usually no more than £5 always restocks my lace box.
My 1st makes of this afternoon Cupcake's challenge of A Matching Set teamed up with Mojo Monday's double sketch #123.

next is for Chelsea's #18 at Crafting Life's Pieces, The Pink Elephant " Pink Bows & Polka Dots" along with Incy Wincy's "Buttons, Bow's, Ribbon & Lace".

next is for Vicki & Susie's Christmas Club " Gingerbread" , Bah Humbug "Baubles" & ABC Christmas "Candy" . Ive used #50 from Our Creative Courner Stamp & Smiles.

my final and favourite make of this afternoon is for Our Creative Courner sketch challenge along with "Hearts & Romance" for Crafty Cardmaker & "White on White" for Charisma Cardz.

  • PP ~ MME , Cosmo Cricket & DCWV.
  • Stamps ~ lakelands & QKD.
  • CS ~ DCWV & SU.
  • Gingerbread Heart ~ homemade with filmo.
  • Leaves ~ Prima.
  • Brads ~ BG
  • Roses ~ Poundland.
  • Bell ~ Lindt Chocolate Reindeer.
  • Ribbon, lace, buttons from Sitting Pretty.

Card Patterns #48 and my friend Willy.

Here's one I made late last night ( couldn't sleep) this uses #48 from Card Patterns.

This is my friend Wilson or Willy more often than not. We have had him for 8 months , we gave him a home when his previous owner found she couldn't cope with him and 2 small children when her husband left. He has been absolutely wonderful and is such fun and a bit mad with it. We had to have our old dog rehomed in June last year after a sudden onset of aggression toward myself, I felt that I could not trust Max any longer and was affraid of him, afterall I would have had no chance against a huge German Shepard with the hump...........!

Willy is a Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross Boxer, beautifully affectionate and loves to be cuddled has a passion for balls and is extremely well behaved when asking for his dinner. After the situation with Max I started to develope a growing fear of all dogs and would even cross the road to avoid another dog. After Max left James found Willy on-line and felt that I just had to try again, James and the Kids were so upset that Max had to go and our home was just not right without a doggy friend. Willy has been perfect in rebuilding my confidence with woofer's and has become MY dog alway's coming to me for fuss and love.

And to be honest who could resist those eyes!!!
  • Card Ingredients .
  • PP ~ BG Origins.
  • CS ~ Bazzill.
  • Ribbon ~ Celebrations.
  • Sentiment ~ Freebie.

Thursday, 28 January 2010

A bit more BasicGrey.

I'm totally loving BG Origins the colour pallete has to be my favourite, the only trouble is nowI need to buy more!!!.
Card 1 : Uses #34 at Sweet Sketch Wednesday, "Patterned Paper" at Practical Scrappers and "Flutterby" for Quixotic Challenges.

Card 2: Is for "Blooming Gorgeous" at Cute Card Thursday , " Feminine" at Creative Inspirations and Jay Jay's sketch for Just Magnolia.

Card 3: Is for "Freestyle" at A Spoonful of Sugar, "Mother" at Sophisti-Cats ,I've used the latest sketch from Polka Doodles.

Card 4: my final card for today is for Friday Sketchers #86.

There's a couple more day's to get your entries in for Cook up a Card January Recipe,the challenge ends Sunday 31st.
  • PP ~ MME & BasicGrey.
  • Brads & Ribbon~ BG.
  • Ink, Blooms & Pearls ~SU.
  • Butterfly Charm ~ Making Memories.
  • Cotton Floss ~ Anchor.
  • Stamps ~ Magnolia, others unknown.

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Wednesday Fun!

I came across another challenge blog today while blog hopping.........Ippity are asking for a shaped card, I started this card this morning after shopping for my LMC mag .......well what other shape would do?? Ive layered the white on yellow and inked the edges in hope to make it look like oozing marmalade! This is my entry for CB's LMC 30 challenge.

My next make is for sketch from Rosie Dee, the images on this card & the next I received in the post this morning for Crafts Beautiful forum January Image Swap.

& finally for Lots To Do "Mainly White" using Vee's #23.

  • PP ~ K&Co.
  • CS ~ Papermania, DCWV & SU.
  • Gems ~ Papermania.
  • Inks ~ SU & Whispers.
  • Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Script.
  • Stickles ~ Gold.
  • Lets Make Cards Magazine Issue 30 Kit.

Tuesday, 26 January 2010


There's been a bit of a BasicGrey theme going on today, had a couple of emergency birthday cards to make.
I'm the worst Auntie in the world........I forgot my Niece Kloe's birthday last week!!!!!
Card 1: is for Delightful Sketches.

Card 2: is for The Crafty Pad sketch.

Card 3: is for Di Hickman January # 3 & Whiff of Joy Recipe of 3PP, 2Bling & 1Flower.

Card 4: is for Ger's sketch from Sunday, Stamp & Sketch & My Time To Crafts "Elegant Rose".

  • PP ~ BasicGrey "Lemonade".
  • Stamps ~ SU & Whiff of Joy.
  • Decoupage Cats ~ Dufex.
  • CS ~ SU & Papermania.
  • Alpha's ~ Prima.
  • Ribbon from stash.
  • Brads ~ BasicGrey & SU.
  • Distress Inks.

& Bittersweet & M-I-L's Birthday

On to part 2.......
Card 5: is for Creative Inspirations sketch.

Card 6: is for Truly Scrumptious.

Card 7: is for Moving along with the Times Sue's Sketch

Card 8: is for Sweet Sketch Wednesday #33

& another entry for "Elegant Rose" at My Time To Craft.

  • PP, Brads, Ribbon & Chipboard Stickers ~ BasicGrey Bittersweet.
  • Stamps ~ SU & Whisper's.
  • Flower's ~ Prima.
  • CS ~ SU & Papermania.
  • Distress Inks.

Monday, 25 January 2010

Wonderful Wendy!

I was over the moon last week when I found that I had won Wendy's Blog Candy so here are all the wonderful goodies I received in the post Saturday morning. I've already had a play with the lily stamp and simply fallen in love with it!! As you will gather from the the last 2 posts.

All thats left to say is


GSP ~ Handwritting.

The next Challenge for Glue, Scissors, Paper is Handwritting...... this fortnight we challenge you to include Writting of some sort within your project for my card I have chosen "Script" Cuttlebug Folder and Calligraphy style peel-offs for the tag. ( I did try to do it by hand but couldn't get it neat enough!!!).
I have also included challenges from "Pretty Pink " for Papertake Weekly & Crazy4Challenges ,"Damask Delight" for My Time To Craft & also for Paper Play who also have "Handwritting" as their challenge this week.
  • PP ~ DCWV "Luxury Collection".
  • Ribbon ~ May Arts.
  • Tag Punch ~ SU.
  • Nestabilities ~ Heart & Scalloped Heart.
  • Cuttlebug folder ~ Script.
  • CS ~ Bazzill.
  • Gems ~ Papermania.
  • Flowers & Peel-offs from stash.

Sunday, 24 January 2010

Sunday Makes!

This will be a very quick post as I've got to go to work in five minutes!!
Card 1 is for Basic Grey " Anmals", Clare's sketch from Sunday Stamp and Sketch also for Allsorts "Hearts & Flowers" & One Stop " Love & Kisses".
Card 2 is for MoJo Monday.

Card 3 is for Cupcake Challenges sketch.

and finally Card 4: is for Sketch & Stash #27.

  • PP,Ribbon & Brads ~Basic Grey "Origins" & "Sugar Rush" .
  • Stamps Penny Black , QKD & Create and Craft
  • CS ~ Papermania.

Saturday, 23 January 2010

BasicGrey Origins

I'm so glad I treated myself to this gorgeous BasicGrey Origins PP and Brads, the colour scheme is stunning .
My first make for today is for CPS #150

next is for Fun With Shapes "Chocolate" & Pile it On "Tie it Around", I've used sketch from Stamp with Us.

next is for The Pink Elephant sketch.

next is for Kazan #44 from 2Sketches4You along with "Red Heart" from Caardvarks.

  • PP & Brads ~ BasicGrey .
  • Stamps ~ Toodles & Binks, QKD, SU & Create & Craft.
  • Flowers ~ Prima.
  • Ribbons & Gems fro stash.

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Cute Little Chickadee!!

Here is my final make for today.......promise!!!
This card is for a sketch from Lori at Crazy4Challenges.
This lovely little Chick is "Chickadee" from Toodles & Binks.
  • PP ~ Sassafrasslass.
  • Ribbon ~ BasicGrey.
  • Stamp ~ Toodles & Binks.

Thursday Afternoon Makes!

I got bored with the housework again..........oh hum!!
This afternoons makes are for challenges at Paper Cutz "Summer orBeach" , Flourishes "Make a Scene" using #86 from Sketch Saturday.
Card 2 is for Die Cut Dreams "Recycle" (xmas Decoration), Vicki & Susie's Christmas Club "Snow", 2 Red Banana's "Blue, White & Silver" , Practical Scrappers "Embossing" using sketch from Rosie Dee's.

Card 3 is for Penny Black Friends "Blue , Cream & Gold" and #47 from Card Patterns.

Card 4 is for Saphira sketch from Stamp with Fun & ABC "Masking".

  • PP ~ SU, My Minds Eye & K&co.
  • CS ~ SU, Papermania, Coredinations, Gemstones & Papermill Shop.
  • Stamps ~ SU & Penny Black.
  • SU Tag Punch & Nestabilities.
  • Gems & Eyelets ~ Papermania.
  • Around the Block ~ Paper Tagger.
  • Xmas Dec ~ Homebase.
  • Ribbon , Shells & Flowers from stash.
  • Snowflake Cuttlebug folder.

This Mornings Makes!!

These gorgeous My Mind Eye PP's came free with Mag this month LUSH!!!
M first card is for Forever Friends "Quick & Simple" , Papertake Weekly " Pretty Pink Papertake" I've used this latest Sketch from The Pixie Cottage.
Quixotic Challenges asked us to "Ink Up an Old Stamp" This one is probably one of the first I bought! This one is also for Stampavie & More's "Boys Birthday" & Get Sketchy #21.
  • PP ~ My Minds Eye & K&co.
  • Stamps ~ Forever Friends & Provocraft.
  • CS ~ Papermania.
  • Derwent Watercolour Pencils.

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Bloom & Grow!!

This afternoon's makes come curtesy of My Minds Eye with these gorgeous Bloom & Grow PP.
M first for this evening is for Sophisti-cats "Spring" I've used this weeks sketch from Stamping for the Weekend.
next is Just Magnolia " Thank You" along with sketch #85 from Friday Sketchers.
next if for Stamp & Smiles #48 and "Furry Friends" for Paper Play & "Animals" for The Crafty Pad. and finally for Heidi's sketch along with the theme of "Spring" from Moving along with the Times, A Spoonful of Sugars " Layering" also 2nd entries for both The Crafty Pad & Paper Play.

  • PP ~ Blow & Grow , My Minds Eye.
  • Stamps ~ Magnolia, All Night Media, Stampin Up & freebies from Magazines.
  • Flowers ~ Prima.
  • Brads ~ BasicGrey.
  • CS ~ Papermania.
  • Ribbon from stash.