Friday, 31 July 2009

Sketch Saturday #61

Fab sketch this week on the SS Challenge Blog :)

I made this card last night but had to wait for the gloss to dry! I used a sitting Tilda and decided she would be sitting in the piece that protruded from the cut right hand edge! Does that make sense to you????? (Or is this cold turning me REALLY daft!)

You'll know what I'm on about when you look at it!

I used papers from K&Co Sparkly Sweet. Tilda was coloured with WC pencils and Glossed with Anita's 3d Gloss. The sentiment was cut using Cuttlebug. Flowers, brads and ribbon from my stash!

Oh, by the way...........I took delivery this morning of some ProMarkers!!!!! Haven't been able to have a real play yet - sneezing, sniffing and aching doesn't bode well with colouring!

Ooooow, I've also bought some beautiful acrylic/bead flower stems to dismantle
- can't wait to play with them either :)

Thursday, 30 July 2009

Truly Scrumptious #12

Fab sketch this fortnight on the TS challenge blog - the extra spec was to use beads.

I used a great House Mouse image that was sent to me by a lovely crafty friend - thanks Linda :) The papers are some of the new shimmer card from DC and some great monocrome paper from The Papermill. Image was coloured with WC pencils - again!'ll never guess what I ordered, I didn't stretch to Copics - yet..........but I've ordered 10 ProMarkers from JSheen :) Can't wait for them to come!!!!!!!!!!

Back to the card!

The sentiment is Penny Black and was stamped in Versamark and chalked.

Fern around the flowers is from some of the fab bargains I pick up from The Range - I just hope people don't look in my trolley and think I have a house full of false flowers in ALL those colours!!!

Lastly the beads....I threaded them onto a pearl headed pin - not sure what look I was after!

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Just Magnolia #15

Here's my 2nd challenge card for today :)

Another sketch this week on the Just Magnolia Challenge blog.

I love this Tilda and not used her before, it did take me a while to think of a sentiment that'd go!

The papers are free ones that came with a magazine! I don't normally use them - I take them all into work - but kept these for some reason, glad I did - they go quite well!

Simon Says Challenge #13

I didn't manage to get any challenge cards done last week - not feeling 100% but decided to pull my finger out today!

Simon Says Challenge blog has a great sketch to work from this week - I just love working from sketches.........but then who doesn't!

The backing paper is that infamous wrapping paper again! This one was bought for inspiration, as my niece thinks she might fancy a damask theme on her wedding invites!

The sentiment is from my Cloud 9 'Love' set, I masked off the rest of the quote as I just wanted the word beautiful....for some reason!

Gorjuss Girl coloured with my WC Pencils. Glitter card is from The Papermill. I edged the purple organza ribbon with a gorgeous black and silver trim from my local market.

Monday, 20 July 2009

Birthday Cards...

Here are 2 Birthday cards I recently made for a couple of crafting friends.

The first one uses some of my favorite wrapping paper again! The shape just 'evolved'! It started off as a 1/3 & 2/3 front opening - but then I put it on its side and this happened!!! Had to then work out how it could be secured for display so added some holes and ribbon for the recipient to tie!

The second card uses some gorgeous glittered paper I got in a pad from The Papermill Shop - they had loads of colour combos's in the pads - and other bits to match too!

The beads hanging from the bow were part of some old jewellery I took apart! I used some gorgeous gold flakes on Anya's top.

I've heard that both friends liked their cards :) I'm so glad....................crafters are the worse kinda people to make cards for!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, 19 July 2009

WOJ Fall Stamp Kit For Free!!!

Who's up for saving over £25 on the full set of the new WOJ Fall Stamp Kit - I know I am!!! However, if you'd like the set for FREE - keep reading!!!

The pre-order kit consists of 5 main character stamps, 3 accessory stamps and 6 sentiment stamps (in English).

This kit can be pre-ordered up till August 7th at the fantastic price of 26 Euros (approx £22.44) and they will be shipped August 21st.

As always the images are being kept a secret - however there is this little teaser for us...

Isn't she gorgeous - but then would you honestly expect anything else!

But, I said you could get them for free didn't I......................

.................To celebrate this new launch Katharina - who designs the text stamps, is giving 2 sets of the whole kit away!! Get over to her blog by either clicking her name or the WOJ image in my Candy Jar to find out how you could win them. This candy is open untill July 26th.

Friday, 17 July 2009

Allsorts #9

I got another challenge card made last night :) This one is for the Allsorts Challenge and we had this fab sketch to work from.

I've used Bella with i-pod and more gorgeous paper from DCWV Sweet Stack.

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Friday Sketchers #60

2nd of the challenge cards I managed to get done today :) This one is for the Friday Sketchers Challenge - I just LOVE the Motivet stamps they are offering as a prize!

Used Miss Anya Shopping for this one along with some of the fab papers from the DCWV Sweet Stack - I'm going to have a get a couple more of these soon!

Just Magnolia #13

Not managed to get many challenge cards made this week - but had to do this weeks Just Magnolia - the sketch by Mina is gorgeous!

I've used my infamous wrapping paper again!

Cut the matt for Tilda to sit in from Funky Foam and a smaller one from the wrapping paper - both using my Nesties.

2 ribbons arranged for Tilda to balance on.

The brads in the centre of the punched flowers were given a coating of Glamour Dust to tie them in with the rest of the sparkle!

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Nappy Cakes

I LOVE doing these :)

These were both ordered by a girl in work.

Each one uses:
x56 size 3 Pampers, vest, sleepsuit, trousers, jacket (all 3-6 months), bib, socks, muslin squares, teddy and a fleece blanket.

I always make them with larger nappies and clothes as newborns always have LOADS of clothes, plus I'd imagine mum would like to keep this up for as long as possible without worrying it's all going to get too small!!!!

The boy cake also has baby oil, bath & lotion, booties and bath thermometer.

The boy socks are made into candles and the girl ones into roses (I'm no gardener!)

I also make 'Ingredients' cards to go with them so mum knows what's in it.

Got to take them to work tomorrow - hope she likes them!

Saturday, 11 July 2009

Sunday Sketch & Stamp #6

I've used #4 of my 6 new Pink Gem Stamps for this fortnight's SSS Challenge. The Sketch this time was designed by Barb - and it's fab!

I tried to do a bit of a chalking 'sun' effect in the top righthand corner for that element of the sketch - but it didn't show quite as much as I wanted it to - so I added a giant brad too!!!

That's it for this week for my challenges - will start next weeks tomorrow, after I've made 2 Nappy Cakes that is! Will post pics as soon as they are done :)

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #14.....

....'Christmas in July'!

This is now my SECOND Christmas card of 2009! Wow - I'm doing really well ;)

Stamptacular Sunday's challenge this week has me covered in Glamour Dust, I'm sneezing & tickling like mad!

I've used some of last years PM paper and a sentiment out of this month's DoCrafts Goody Bag. I bought some Doilies this afternoon as I've wanted to try one on a card for ages.

Of course this is another of my new stamps from Pink Gem Designs - she's gorgeous! I've coloured her with my WC pencils and then covered her in Glamour Dust (if I'm honest I wasn't impressed with my colouring - so wanted to cover it!!!)

More Mimi........

..........This is another one of the 6 stamps I won from Pink Gem Designs - she's so cute :)

I was going to use this for the Sketch Saturday challenge - but went to add it and noticed there's a cut off time, that I missed! Never mind - I'll have to try and get ALL of my challenge cards done at the weekend - Why does work always get in the way of having fun???

The papers are Daisy & Dandelion, image is coloured with WC pencils then glossed with Anita's 3d Gloss.

I had to 'patch' the backside of my son's jeans this afternoon - so left the sewing machine out to sew a few pieces of paper together too! I love using my machine on cards, but don't do it often enough!

Friday, 10 July 2009

Stampin' For The Weekend....

Oooh, I've been looking for an excuse to use my fab Strawberry Charms from Quixotic Paperie and the gorgeous strawberry paper from my DCWV Sweet Stack!!! This weeks challenge at Stampin' For The Weekend seemed like the perfect opportunity :)

I've used one of the gorgeous stamps I won from Pink Gem Designs - this is Mimi eating ice-cream, isn't she beautiful? I've also painted and glossed a couple more - so keep an eye out!

I used my WC pencils and Koi Brush for Mimi. The scalloped circle is punched from some of the gorgeous card from this months DoCrafts Goody Bag and I used the glittery chalks from the same Goody Bag to add some colour to the circle and the sentiment piece.

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Simon Says Challenge...#11

Morning all,

Gorgeous summery colours were given as the combo this week over on Simon Says Challenge - just wish the weather had stayed a little more summery too!

Apple Green, lemon, orange & pink - we didn't have to use all of the colours but I found the perfect paper in my DCWV Sweet stack - so had to find some way to use it!