Saturday, 31 October 2009

White Wedding

I've just managed the one card today, for two challenges
1. Penny Black Saturday Challenge 73 White on White
2. Allsort Challenge #25 Weddings

I really struggled with this as I only have one set of Penny Black clear stamps and I didn't have a great selection of white card or paper either! But I was quite pleased with it in the end. Although the theme was weddings I thought it could also be used for anniversaries or even new babies.

Friday, 30 October 2009


Apologies to anyone who is looking at my blog and notices it keeps changing! I'm trying to decide on a new design, so please bear with me - I will decide eventually :-)

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Hugs & Kisses

Tonights effort is for a few challenges, firstly Passion for Promakers Week 23 which is any colours and a theme of animals, also with a theme of 'Furry Friends' is Allsorts Challenge 24. Next is Truly Scrumptious #19 with a sketch and a recipe of 3 flowers, 3 brads and 3 gems/pearls. Last but not least is Tanda Teaser #121 which is 'Kind Thoughts' and what could be kinder than sending hugs and kisses!

Cardstock and flowers are Papermania, patterned paper and brads are Basic Grey and the amazing digi stamp is from Mo's Digital Pencil which is coloured with PMs (what else!)

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Autumn Splendor

I've been looking for an excuse to use these gorgeous papers from Basic Grey for ages and this weeks challenge at There's Magic in the Air gave me the ideal opportunity. The challenge was to use the free Autumn Splendor image and take inspiration from a lovely photo of some autumn leaves, hence the reds and oranges I've used

I'm also entering this card into two other challenges, Cupcake Challenge #63 for the sketch and Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #30 which is to create an autumn themed project using traditional autumn colours and include some stamping (I stamped the leaves).

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Sketch Saturday #74 and Crafty Catz #5

Challenge card number 2! This time just for 2 challenges:
1. Sketch Saturday - Sketch
2. Crafty Catz - Buttons or Brads

I've used a super cute 'birthday hamster' image from Mo's Digital Pencil coloured with PMs. The cardstock is Papermania and the loop edging was done with my new Martha Stewart punch (I can see this being used a lot!).

Won't be any more challenge cards for a few days as I'm on a mission to do a big batch of xmas cards.

Magical Monday, Friday Sketchers & Secret Crafter

This is the first of two challenge cards that I intend to post tonight.
Its for three challenges:
1. Friday Sketchers #75 - Sketch
2. Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #55 - Orange plus 1 other colour (I chose green)
3. TMITA Magical Monday - Use free image and 3D foam pads.

A close up to show the 3D effect.

I've use green card from Papermania and the papers are My Minds Eye, Bloom and Grow.

Friday, 23 October 2009

Laptop is back!

Got my laptop back whoohoo! Apparently I had 4 'trojans' whatever that means, some sort of virus I gather! Anyway I should now be able to get a few challenge cards done before the deadlines... watch this space!

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Poorly Laptop

My laptop is very poorly (DH fault, he was messing with it last night - got to have someone to blame haven't I!) and I feel like I've lost a body part. Getting it looked at but until it returns I can't really post any challenge cards. I should be able to keep up to date on the blogs I'm following at work (I'm there now) but there is only so much slacking I can get away with, especially as I keep sneeking a look at the QVC Craft Day (managed to order a Martha Stewart punch set but don't tell DH)

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Triple Challenge Card

Here's my second challenge card for today, its for three challenges:

1. Friday Sketchers #74 - Sketch
2. Tanda Teaser #119 - Just for men
3. Crafty Catz #4 - Black, White and one other.

The shirt and sentiment stamps are from Personal Impressions, the paper is from Pebbles Inc and Doodlebug. The card stock is Bazzill and Papermania.

Sketch Saturday #73

This is the first of two challenge cards today. Its my entry for Sketch Saturday #73.

I've used a very cute stamp from Rachelle Anne Miller and coloured her with PMs. The striped paper is from Foof a La and the card stock is Bazzill. The little flowers are from the edges of a ribbon which I split down the middle and stuck behine the paper.

I think its missing an embellishment of some sort, to the top right of the image to fill the white space, but it wouldn't have been following the sketch so I've left it off, for now anyway.

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Hull Fair

No creations to show you today. Been at work all day then collected the girls from school, fed them and as soon as DH got home rushed out again to Hull Fair. Don't know if you've heard of it but it is quite a famous fair, I think it is the largest travelling fair in the country, and if you have children and live in the Hull area there is absolutely no way you can get away without going! So we get wrapped up warm and armed with plenty of cash (we think!) we head off to the fair. A couple of hours later we return home with two very tired children, 2 bags of brandy snap and very empty pockets!

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Spooktacular Pumkin

This weeks challenge from There's Magic in the Air is to use the image provided "Spooktacular Pumpkin" and then use some 3D coloring elements like liquid applique, flowersoft, glitter and/or stickles, Crackle, liquid glaze, fun flock...etc.

I chose to use white glittered flock but try as I might I could not get it to show up on the photo, but it is there honest! I also added a few extra punpkins to give a bit more depth. I would have preferred an orange ribbon but it seems orange is the only colour of ribbon I don't possess!

PfP Week 21 & Crafty Catz #3

This weeks challenge from Passion for Promarkers is any colours plus sketch and Crafty Catz is Snowmen and Snowflakes.

I've used snowflake paper from Dove Craft and a Personnal Impressions stamp for the snowmen, which I've decoupaged a little to give some height. The greeting stamp was a freebie from a magazine and the snowflakes and brads are from my stash.

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Brown Owls

I'm entering this card into two challenges, Sketch Saturday #72 and Stamp Something which was to use brown and one other colour. I opted for brown and pink so I could use some of my delicious new 'Chocolat' papers from SEI. The cute owl stamp is from Rachelle Anne Miller.

I'm a Winner!

I'm so excited to have won the Saturday Sketch Challenge #71 for my scrapbook page of Emily my cat. My prize is these 3 wonderful Motivet Stamps from Krea 'Teja'.

They are very different to anything I already have so I'm really looking forward to getting my inky mits on them!

Thanks again to everyone at Saturday Sketch and Krea 'Teja'.

Friday, 9 October 2009

Passion For Promarkers Challenge #20

Up until a couple of months ago I wasn't really into stamping as I was never totally happy with the finished coloured image, I'd tried allsorts of mediums - water colours, H2Os, waterbased pens with a water brush, pencils - then on a whim I bought a set of 10 promarkers from my local craft shop and I've never looked back! I could kick myself though, for over 15 years I worked in advertising and all the designers used PMs but it never occured to me to use them on my cards. Just thinking how much money I could have saved if I hadn't bought all the stuff above is sickening, I could have an almost full set of PMs by now instead of a very sad 15!

So since I discovered the PFP blog I keep an eye on the challenges and enter the ones I have the correct colours for. This week challenge #20 is any colours plus recipe (3 shapes, 2 papers and 1 ribbon) and the above is my entry. The Swiss Pixies 'Heidi' stamp is a favourite of mine at the moment and the papers are from Papermania, the ribbon is from my local haberdashery store. The circles and ovals are all cut with Nestabilities.

Monday, 5 October 2009

Magical Monday - Colour Challenge

This is a card for a new challenge blog I've just found 'There's magic In The Air'. This weeks challenge was to use the free digital image supplied plus use only black, orange and one other colour of your choice.

I've coloured the image with PMs and the patterned papers are Papermania. The sentiment is hand written.

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Sketch Saturday #71

This is my entry for Sketch Saturdays Challenge #71. This week as well as a sketch there was the added challenge of 'Pets'. I decided to do a scrapbook page of one of my cats, Emily, instead of a card so I hope thats not against the rules. The papers I've used are all from SEI - Morning Meadow and the card is papermania.

I apologise for the photo, I really need to figure out a way to make my pages look square when I photo them.