Thursday, 30 June 2011

Inspirational Card Sketches ~ Sketch # 121.

Good Afternoon & Thank you for your patience! 
I'm now back owing to a fabulous friend who has supplied me with her spare lappy to enable my crafting to continue while the police are searching the depths of my laptop!!

This week at Inspirational Card Sketches we are lucky enough to have two sponsors.
Firstly we have a new sponsor 2 Cute Rubber Stamps , Heidi the owner is giving the winner of this sketch a choice of either 1 Rubber Stamp or 2 digi stamps.

Also we have one of our regular sponsors back with us again!
Sweet 'n' Sassy are offering 3 digi stamps to the winner!

So on with the show!
Here is this weeks sketch........another beauty!

And here is my take. 
My card is also for challenges at:

Stamping for the Weekend ~ Favourite Things (BasicGrey DP )
The Crafty Pad ~ Bold & Bright.


DP ~ BasicGrey.
Stamp ~ QKD.
CS ~ Papermania.
Die cuts ~ Basic Elements Slice Design card.
Button ~ Button Studio.
Floss ~ Making Memories.
Ribbon ~ Ebay.

Monday, 27 June 2011

Taking time out!

Just a note to let my blogging buddies know that I shall be taking a little time out! 
Unfortunately one if my daughters has managed to get herself in a little strife that has resulted in the police needing to take away my computer for analysis, which although is a little inconvenient but what is more important is that at least I now know she is safe !!  

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Inspirational Card Sketches ~ Sketch # 120.

This month is marching along at a pretty hefty speed isn't it? Three weeks in already Inspirational Card Sketches we have another one of our regular sponsors with us again this week.
 Heather from Fresh Brewed Designs is offering some of her cute digi stamps to this weeks winner.

So now its time to play along with another wonderful sketch this week from Dawn.

This card is also for challenges at:

 Crafty Purple Frog ~ Favourite things { Poppies, Butterflies, Ladybirds & Green}
Cute Card Thursday ~ Birthstones {Ruby}
C.R.A.F.T. ~ Stitching.
Stampavie & More ~ Butterflies.


PP ~ K&Co.
Decoupage ~ The Crafty Purple Frog.
Poppies ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
Punches ~ MS & Tonic Crafts.
CS ~ SU!

Friday, 17 June 2011

"I am sailing, I am sailing............"

........Home again across the sea.
You got to love a bit Rod, eh!

Today I have been mostly dismantling a Goodfella's Pizza box.

to create this! Another Fathers Day gift wall hanging.

Challenges for today are:

Crafty Cardmakers ~ Altered food container.
Magnolia Down Under ~ Alter It!
Oldie but a Goodie  ~ Where in the world.
Stamptacular ~ Dads & Grads.
Rainbow Lady ~ "I am Sailing"
Moving along with the Times ~ Inspired by a song.
My Time to Craft ~ Extra Images.
Totally Tilda ~ Red, White & Blue.
Polka Doodles ~ Something for Dad.


Pizza box flattened and turned inside out.
PP ~ Pink Petticoat.
Stamps ~ Magnolia.
Jute String ~ Garden center
Filo clay 
Mirri Card

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Napkin Fold.

I'm a sucker for a new fold and had try my hand at this latest fold, I believes its called the Napkin Fold.

This card is for challenges at :

Die Cut Dreams ~ 3 stamps, 3 flowers & a bow.
Stamp with Fun ~ Pearls & Flowers.
My Time To Craft ~ Extra Images.
Stampavie & More ~ Butterflies.
Stamping for the weekend ~ Lemon & Lime {with a little orange thrown in too!}
My Time to Craft ~ Extra Images.

Stamps ~ Whiff of Joy.
Punches ~ Dovecraft, Tonic studio.
Die's ~ Mariannes.
CS ~ Papermania.
Ribbon & Pearls from stash.

Fancy a Jar!

This week Crafty Cardmakers asked for Altered Food Containers.
I've had these knocking around for sometime looking plain and drab so perfect time for a make-over.
As well as Crafty Cardmakers they are for challenges at:

Papercraft Star ~ Star, Ticket, Altered Ribbon.
Delightful Challenges ~ Anything Goes

PP ~ Can't remember!
Ribbon ~ May Arts
Ticket Die ~ Whimsy
Peanut Butter & Gravy Jars.

Boy Oh Boy!

Cute isn't he?
....and even better he was free! This decoupage and paper kit is part of my winnings for appearing in Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine last month.

Sorry about the glare on the Alpha stickers, it should say BOY.
Challenges for this card are:

Cupcake Challenges ~ Boy Oh Boy Oh Boy!
Dutch Dare ~ For the Boy's.
Allsorts ~ Recipe, 1 Dp, 2 Punches/Dies & 3 Buttons.

PP & Decoupage ~ Docrafts.
 Buttons  ~ Basic Grey (Periphery).
Dies ~ Whimsy.
CS ~ Core'dinations.
Stickers ~ Cosmo Cricket.
String ~ from stash.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Peace & Quiet!

Have a peep through the window and see Popcorn enjoying some peace & quiet in his shed.
I've used a Popcorn decoupage/frame card kit which was free gift from Papercraft Essentials Magazine along with Pink Petticoat "Woodgrain" papers. The card base is made with a sheet of A3 card from the Papermill Shop and the white window frame is made from bazzill card stock. 

Inside left

Inside right


Challenges for this card are:

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Inspirational Card Sketches ~ Sketch # 119

DZ Doodles are here with us for another week of fun at Inspirational Card Sketches.

and it certainly is a gorgeous one too! I think this one could well become a favourite with me.

This weeks card is for challenges at:

  • PP ~ BasicGrey Lauderdale.
  • Roses ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
  • Stamp & Die ~ Whimsy.
  • Ink & Kraft ~ SU!
  • Ribbon & Buttons from stash.

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Super Dad!

What can I say.......what young lad wouldn't want Superman as a Super Dad?
I've covered loads of Challenges with this card.

Fathers Day / Something for Dad / Dad / Male Card  for:

  • PP ~ Pink Petticoat.
  • Digi Stamp ~ Kenny K.
  • Rosette Template ~ Papermania.
  • Computer generated sentiment.
  • CS ~ Stampin Up!

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Finally some Mojo.....

......It came along with the new Kenny K images that I won earlier this week at the Kenny K Krafty Girlz Challenge Blog {Yaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyy}. How chuffed am I??? And I even received an email from the man himself!

Wedding Garter

Lion Heart

Birthday Wishes

Sail Away

  • PP ~ BasicGrey, Pink Petticoat & Bearly Mine.
  • Digi Stamps ~ Kenny K.
  • Stamps ~ Scrapagogo, SU! &
  • Roses ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
  • CS ~ Papermania, SU & Bazzill
  • Ribbon, Gems & Button from stash.
  • Parchment craft template ~ Fred She Said.
  • Parchment ~ Pergamano.

Wedding Bells!

Friends of ours are to marry this autumn and I couldn't pass up the opportunity to offer my services to lighten the load and make her wedding stationary. She has  seen these photo's so I'm sure she won't mind me publishing these now that they are all made and ready for delivery, although there's still a few more matching things to make, Placename, Table Settings, Table Planner for the Big day and Thank You Cards for after the wedding.
The Lady in question is very much a lover of all things vintage and "Shabby Chic"

Wedding Day Invites

 Evening Reception Invites.

  • Papers ~ Pink Petticoat.
  • Sentiment ~ Computer Generated.
  • Card Blanks ~ Anita's
  • Ribbon & Sewing Thread ~ Ebay

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Inspirational Card Sketches ~ Sketch # 118.

I have been a terrible blogger this last week. Unfortunately work has entirely eaten  up all my 'Me' craft time. Another week goes by and we're half way through the year already!
Sweet 'n' Sassy are back for second week of sponsorship for Inspirational Card Sketches

 So here's the sketch.....

 .....and here is my card!
Challenges covered with this weeks make are:
  • PP ~ SEI.
  • Flowers ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
  • Stamp & Ink ~ Stampin Up!
  • Dies ~ Nesties & Mariannes.
  • Buttons from Stash.