Monday, 30 November 2009

My First Easel Card....

A really quick post before I pop off to bed!

Finished this card tonight. I made it with an A5 size face.
I used Die-cut FF decoupage and the matching papers. I also printed the verse and sentiment onto one of the matching papers.

I originally worked to the Sketch & Stash challenge - but the image was too big and the sketch got 'lost'! Never mind :(

Looking forward to this week in work - as I'm off Wednesday, Thursday & Friday......................I wonder if 2 day weeks will take off - be nice wouldn't it?

Have a great Monday, whatever you are doing :)

Thursday, 26 November 2009

My Favorite Christmas Song!

Got another Christmas card done tonight!

I'm doing well, if I keep going at this rate I should have enough by December 1st........................................................2010!

I've managed to squeeze 3 challenges into this one ;)

Allsorts - Christmas Carol or Song (My favorite Christmas song ever - All I Want For Christmas. Has to be the Mariah Carey version tho!)
Sketch Saturday - Fab sketch
Penny Black Saturday - 'Winter Wonderland'

I've used my gorgeous 'Slapstick' snowman image from Penny Black - if you've not got any of these MUST, they are fab!

He's coloured with Promarkers and highlighted with Glitter Glue.

Can't wait for the weekend - loads more baking to do as I didn't get any done last weekend - Ceri was in an Irish Dancing competition Saturday & Sunday, but more importantly I plan on a huge blogging 'catch-up' :)

Thanks for popping by,

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Blue Jelly Too......SANDs Candy

Here's a pic of the first installment of cards I'm sending to Victoria over at Blue Jelly Too.

You get 1 entry for each card/gift you send her - these will then be passed on to SANDs to raise money, visit her blog to find out more :)

Off to make a few more Christmas cards................................................I had my 1st one today in the post - Thanks Sharon, how dare you be so organised!!! ;) lol

SFTW meets CCT.....

Another really quick post before I head off to work!

This week over at Stamping for the Weekend is a fab sketch to follow, so I have teamed this up with Cute Card Thursday's 'Teen Terrors'!!!

I have used papers from Papermania's Naughty & Nice Christmas selection from last year, the image is from the Christmas set by Kerry Jo - I love Kerry Jo's images :) And I've added some colour to her with a few watercolour pencils.

Thanks for visiting - Have a great day :)

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

WOJ Quick Upload...

A really quick upload this morning before I head off for the place I have to visit everyday in order to buy my supplies!!!!
Updated: I obviously didn't get my lack of enthusiasm across correctly above - I wish it was a shopping trip - but unfortunately I meant going to work! As in, if I didn't I wouldn't be able to buy my goodies!!!......................Mind you it shows that us crafters have shopping on the mind 24/7!!!!

The sketch over at Whiff Of Joy this week is very interesting! Looks great in the diagram but I had trouble trying to relate it to my papers etc!!!! But then that's why they're called 'challenges'!

I do hope the fantastic DT over at WOJ will accept my card as an 'almost followed sketch' entry - I did try hard to!

Monday, 23 November 2009

Another One!!!

I'm on a roll here fellow bloggers! I just wish I could keep on rolling rather than having to stop to do boring going to work or cooking tea :(

This week over at Simon Says Challenge the theme is Animal Antics.......something with an animal on it somewhere.

My brother's birthday is this week so I've made this rather 'predictable' Animal Antics card for him! The button is made with layers of card topped with some Gemstones Card and the gorgeous Candle border was done with the great border punch that I got in the fantastic candy I won from Chris over on Twinkles Glow With Stamps - Thanks Chris.
The more I look at this card the more I'm disliking it! The ribbon makes it look like a winking face!!!

Off to try and do a couple of Christmas cards, or I'll be popping to the shops in the first week of December!!!

Sunday, 22 November 2009

At Last......................A Card!!!!!!!!

Hi Bloggers :)

Am I glad to be back on here, there's only so much baking you do before you start getting sick of it!!!! I have all sorts of cakes coming out of my ears - it's that bad I've even started dreaming about cakes instead of colours and layouts and ribbons.................It MUST be bad!!!!!

Well I've managed to get a card done today - I've had this image coloured for WEEKS and have been waiting for the right card to call out for it - and it did today! I saw the sketch over at Friday Sketchers for this week and just knew it would go perfectly with the gorgeous Siku and Shiya from Mo so have combined the 2 challenges!

This week's sketch over at Friday Sketchers is by Jeanette and it's fab!!!

Mo's Challenge is a recipe of 3 papers, 2 ribbons and a decorative edge. The papers are all last years - the 2 pinks are from DCWV's Rose Tinted Christmas and the blue is from Dovecraft's Winter Wonderland. The ribbons are a gorgeous velvet in blue and pink and my Decorative Edge is made using my Fiskars Snowflake Border punched into some of the blue paper and then attached to the back of the image. The image is coloured with Promarkers and finished off with Glitter Glue on the fur trims.

Thanks so much for popping over to have a look - I hope it wont be too long before I'm back (I've not got too many more cakes to bake!)

Monday, 9 November 2009

I'm a BAD Blogger!!!

Hi All :)

I just wanted to let you all know that I'm still here! I haven't done any blogging for a little while - although I'm trying to visit my blogging buddies as often as I can!

I was planning on doing a big 'crafty catch-up' over the weekend - I've not done a challenge card for over a week - but it didn't work, I made a start on my 'Christmas' baking instead!
"What" I hear you exclaim...........

I love to bake cakes and over the past few years have accumulated quite a few people who place orders with me - so Saturday and Sunday I made 14 Carrot Cakes, 10 'Exotic' Boil & Bake Cakes (exotic cos they have papaya, mango, pineapple etc in them!), 12 of my very special and very secret recipe Chocolate Cakes - and those are to go with the Cherry & Coconut and Lemon Drizzle ones that I did the weekend before! Next weekend it's the Orange & Cranberry, Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip and Coffee & Walnut! My freezer looks like Mr Kipling's!

I've been trying to think of some more flavours to play with, so maybe you could help me! Tell you what, if I go with your suggestion I may even send you one! Don't worry about the recipe - just tell me what flavours you think might be good for Christmas!