Tuesday, 31 August 2010

It's a purple card

FOURTH POST TODAY!
I hope you have time to check out the other 3 posts today. I decided to post my cards separately today as it makes linking much easier.The laptop is still going with a bit of jiggling on the lead. We bought a netbook yesterday so as soon as we get that up and running and everything backed up I'll get the laptop fixed.

I haven't made so many purple cards lately so I felt the need to get these gorgeous Henbury Lane papers out again. I used a new MS corner punch which is part of a PATP set and the faithful doily punch on the border. The image is Dahlia form the Greeting Farm. I just love her but I do find colouring her hair a challenge. She is coloured with Promarlers of course with some shine added with some glitter and a Sakura clearstar pen. I made the flower from some papers scraps and EK retro flower punches, spacer, brad and charm. I really like punched flowers, should do it more.
Challenges
Anyone for Anya sketch
I love Promarkers Charming
Quixotic Shiny happy people
Christmas Stamping' all year long Not a Christmas card
CES Anything goes
Oh Alice Little girl
Papertake Just the One (I have one flower, one spacer, one brad and one charm)
Crafty Cardmakers Glitter and sparkle

Autumn is coming


THIRD POST FOR TODAY
It's been more like a Summer's day today for a change but here's a touch of Autumn with this card. The image is from the SN Autumn range last year. The background paper is MME Wild Asparagus. I used my trellis punch on some Dovecraft scraps for the borders and added some Papermania ribbon to the bottom one. Flowers are Primas with pearls added and Autumn leaves from my die cut pack from Michaels. Sentiment is Craftwork cards again. I normally use a girly image for the Sugar Bowl challenge so this makes a change for me. It also makes a change
to be entering so early.

Challenges
The Sugar Bowl sketch with option of pearls
Moving along with the times Autumn plus 3 flowers, 2 papers and a ribbon
Allsorts Park inspiration

Shabby chic


SECOND POST FOR TODAY.
I hope this card is distressed and vintage enough. I distressed and inked all the edges and though this sweet image has a rather old fashioned look about her. I'm not too sure whether she is Rachel Anne Miller or Sugar Nellie as she isn;t one of my stamps. The papers are BG Wisteria and K&Co Roam. Flowers are Wild Orchid with punched fern leaves.
Challenges
Sweet Sketch Wednesday
Creatalicious Vintage
Let's Ink it up Anything goes (include yellow)
Colour Create Pastel lilac, pastel yellow, pastel mint with the option of a doily or doily punch, which I used
Dutch Dare Vintage Summer
Sweet Stampin Distressed Birthdays
Die Cut Dreams Soft shades of vintage
Shabby Tea Room Old meets new (haven't used this image before, K& Co paper is new)

Lazin' on a sunny afternoon

Lucky me, I had an extra day off today and spent some of it crafting. I had several images already coloured and managed to get some of them made into cards for some challenges. This is an LOTV image which I just love. Papers are MME Wild Asparagus. Sentiment is Craftwork cards. I bought the adhesive crochet trim, the pearly gems and Sizzix flourish corner at the show last Sunday.
Challenges
Lili of the ValleyLet's go dotty for circles
Paperplay Sketch with the option of new stash
Cards for men Long Summer days
The Corrosive Challenge For the guys

Sunday, 29 August 2010

My hubby is a star!

My lovely hubby took me to Thetford today to the Sincerely Yours papercraft show where we met up with my good friend and fellow crafter Lynsey. He patiently waited while we oohed and aahed and made lots of purchases and took the first bags back to the car for us. He made good use of the free tea and coffee provided by buying the entrance ticket - he managed 5 cups! There were so many lovely goodies on sale and this is what I bought. I've displayed it with my lovely new table and chairs which arrived last Friday. I also bought a very cute stamp to add to my candy I will be offering here very soon. We were there 5 hours and he never complained once.

The laptop socket is really playing up so he fiddled around with it and ended up sellotaping it to keep it working for me. We're going to look at some netbooks tomorrow and will have to get the laptop fixed. If I don't appear on my blog for a day or two, you'll know why.
Graham, you are a star.

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Rudolph

I picked up this cute digi freebie from the lovely Janet who currently has another fab Christmas freebie on offer so hop over and visit her. I added some glossy accents to his nose to really make it shine. I used the lovely sketch at A Gem of a Challenge. I had to cut out the image as trying to make it into a diamond nearly filled the card! I ran the white background through a snowflakes Cuttlebug folder. The background paper is from a new pack by Kars and as it had all the traditional Christmas colours in it decided to make a colourful card. The other bits are scraps from my old Christmas papers. The large snowflake was made using a Sizzix die and the smaller ones with an MS punch. I added snowflake brads to them all.
Other challenges
ABC Christmas R is for Rudolph (plus brads)
Bee Crafty Anything goes
Secret Crafter Make a start on Christmas
Totally Gorjuss Christmas in August

I have some friends coming round soon and we're off out for a meal this evening. Tomorrow I'm off to Thetford to the Sincerely Yours cardmaking show so I made a list today of all the things I need. I'm really looking forward to it especially as I am meeting up with my friend Lynsey there. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Friday, 27 August 2010

A bee, a bear and a surfer

Second post for today. Please scroll down for my Winter Wonderland card.

I had a lovely surprise yesterday as Emma at CES Challenges has asked me to be guest designer for her new challenge for September. The challenges start tomorrow so be sure to check it out. I also made the top 3 at Crafts 4 Eternity.

The socket on my laptop is playing up so I have to fiddle about with the lead to get it charging so am going to have to get it fixed. I'm thinking about getting a netbook as it is sometimes a nuisance only having one computer for 2 people to use and if it goes wrong how will I cope while it is being mended?

I coloured some images last night and as I have the day off work today I had time to craft after some housework was done. Three contrasting cards here. Teri at Delicious Doodles was celebrating her first birthday (of the online shop, not her personal Birthday!) last week and gave away a digi a day. She has a competition running to make a card using one of the free digis, so here's mine. I glittered the veins on the wings, papers are MME Wild Asparagus and Dovecraft, sparkly ribbon (which is just visble)is Laura Ashley. The sentiment was done on the PC and cut with a Spellbinder label die.
Other Challenges
The Pink Elephant sketch
One Stitch at a time Say it with shapes
A spoon full of sugar 3 flowers, 2 buttons and 1 ribbon
Papertake 3,2,1 (see above)

The second card is a bright one, no wonder he has his sunglasses on! The cool dude is from Freshly Brewed and the beach huts were a freebie. Papers are K&Co Hopscotch. I used my much neglected decorative scissors on the border, added some card candy, a couple of bird stickers and some glossy accents to his sunglasses. The sentiment is another K&Co chipboard one.
Challenges
The Craft Garden Beach huts
Stamptacular Two's better than one
Charisma Hot, hot, hot
Cute card Thursday Dieing for a punch! (No dies or punches)
Crafty Catz Blue, orange and brown

Sorting through my stamped images I found this little bear sitting there. Some kind person stamped him for me ages ago. I used some old Papermania paper Simply Elegant and some strips of Craftwork cards lovely shiny paper along with a sentiment and some of their candy again. I added glitter to the icing on the cake and the pink candy. Flowers are Prima and Wild Orchid with leaves punched form glitter card.
Challenges
Penny Black sketch
Penny Black at Allsorts Glitter and glitz
Just cute bears Pink and brown

All I want for Christmas


That's the challenge from Kate this week at Winter Wonderland. I couldn't resist buying some of the new Pollycraft images the other week and couldn't wait to use one of them. Isn't Kiki gorgeous, carrying her Christmas pressies to give out. I used the lovely sketch at Paper Sundaes I added glitter to her fur and used Lynsey's MS snowflake punch on the border. The poinsettia was made with my new Marianne die, which I am so pleased with as it embosses too. I added more glitter to the embossing and die cut some holly leaves from glitter card. We had so many entries last week we were amazed. Let's try to get even more this week as you could win a $15 gift certificate to spend at Whimsy Stamps.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Autumn in New England

There's a lovely sketch at Crafty Calendar this month with an optional theme of all around the world. I like to try to fit in the optional them if I can but this one has had me thinking hard until I decided to do another layout. I really enjoyed making one on Monday and have so many lovely holiday photos I want to put in my scrapbook. This page came together so easily. The background paper is HOTP, others are Papermania Boutique and Dovecraft. I added a glitter strip and used a large MS border punch, one of my favourites. The great thing about layouts is you can use larger items to great effect. The die cuts are from an Autumn set I bought in Michaels in Florida with scrapbook pages in mind. I inked the edges for more definition.

If you have never been to New England I urge you to go. It is so beautiful , the colours are fantastic in the autumn (or fall)and there are some lovely places like Peacham which are like a step back in time.

(In case you have read the journalling and don't know the meaning of pot luck, it means inviting friends round and asking them to bring a pot of food, either savoury or sweet. You then end up with a pot luck dinner to share.)

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Three for Tuesday

Three rather different cards from me tonight. The first card is a seaside one featuring Grace, a digi image,from Freshly Brewed, an image I won a few weeks ago. I sued an assortment of papers for this one and some K&Co chipboard embellies along with some pearls. I saw an article in a crafting mag about grounding your image so I thought I would try it by using Saffron Promarker at her feet for sand and I think it has worked really well.
Challenges
Crafts 4 Eternity Fab sketch + holiday theme
Everybody Art Sea/beach
Digital Tuesday Water/beach
I love Promarkers The Seaside
Aud Sentiments Anything goes
Totally Papercrafts Summer fun

This little fella from LOTV looks in a bit of a hurry, zipping along with his dog. I used Bev's lovely sketch at Lili of the Valley Papers are MME Wild Asparagus and K&Co Hopscotch. I added some sticky ribbon from an old Dovecraft male pack but had to miss off the bow, didn't think it went with the image. Sticky corners from an old Lakeland pack and squares and a star button to finish.

I decided to make a card with no stamping for a change. Yesterday I cut out a couple of butterflies using my friend Lynsey's Marianne die. The circle was cut with a Nellie die and the border was cut with an MS punch. I made the flower using retro punches and a brad and added some sparkly flowers.
Challenges
Penny's Pink and green
Charisma Die cuts
Crafty Creations Butterflies

Monday, 23 August 2010

A day spent crafting

The weather today has been such a mixture, torrential rain which flooded the lawn for a time and sunshine but what a lovely day I have had today. My good friend Lynsey came over for the day and we spent our day stamping, die cutting, punching and glittering. We both made out DT cards for the next Winter Wonderland challenge and did a layout using the same sketch. It was so interesting to see the different ways in which we create and our layouts are completely different.

Here's another card I made today using one of the fab fairies from Pollycraft. Papers are Summer Blooms from Papermania with glitter strips. The roses and cherry blossom are from Wild Orchids, charm from the Hobby House. I added lots of glitter to her wings and the toadstool and used a Sakura clearstar pen on the trim on her dress for more shine.
This card is for several challenges
Creative Inspirations Sketch, which I rotated
Moving along with the times Glitter
Paperplay Pink
Craft your days away With wings
Create 4 fun Birthday card
Oh Alice Sparkly fabulousness
Pollycraft 3 papers, 2 buttons and a charm
Stamp with fun Card for a girl
A Pocket full of posies Winged things
Wild Orchid Make it sparkle
CRAFT Photo inspiration
Magical Mondays flowers

Here is my scrapbook layout I made today using the inspirational sketch at Creative Scrappers. The layout is entitled Liberty Belle which is the name of the riverboat at the Magic Kingdom in Florida. The little sticker is the famous cracked Liberty Bell and came from a pack of stickers I bought in America. I used an MS PATP set and stamped some stars onto the plain paper and added some faux stitching to the punched stars. I really enjoyed making the bunting, a first for me, and a technique I'll definitely try again. I am also entering this into the challenge of transport at Creative Craft and water or boats at Tuesday Taggers.

Saturday, 21 August 2010

A Birthday tag

A very quick post from me today as I need to have a shower and get over to my Mum's as it is her Birthday today. This is the tag I made for her pressy. I enjoyed making my Christmas tag last week so I thought I would have a go at a Birthday one this time. I've never made them before but it's a great way of using up scraps of paper I just can't bear to throw away. I used the MS zigzag border punch and made the flower out of more scraps using the two smallest Nestie blossom dies. The sequins and flowers on wire from Crafty Bitz have been in my stash for about 2 years. No idea why I have never used them as they are so pretty. I added 3 gems and a butterfly.
Challenges
Die Cut Dreams A tag with no stamping
Tag You're It! No stamp allowed
Allsorts No more than 3"
One Stop Craft Not a card
Fab 'n' funky Flower Power (2 entries if you make your own)

Friday, 20 August 2010

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Hooray Summer came back yesterday but here I am with this week's DT card for the Winter Wonderland challenge. It was my turn to set the challenge this week and I decided on Walking in a Winter Wonderland so I am hoping to see lots of snow and snowflakes abounding on the cards this week. My image is Alex and Felicity from Digistamp Boutique, coloured with Promarkers of course. The snowflakes are from Me and My Big Ideas and an MS punch with added gems. I am loving using lace on my cards at the moment and I am really pleased with the effect of it on this card. This is my 40th Christmas card now, so I am really doing well. Only 4 months to go so hope you'll join in the fun this week and you could win a voucher for Simon Says.

I am also entering my card into the following challenges:
Bah Humbug Winter Wonderland (How's that for great minds thinking alike this week!)
Digistamp Boutique monthly challenge - use a Digistamp image
Stamp Something Digi
Stampin' for the weekend Anything goes
A spoon full of sugar Christmas
Papertake Dawny P's fab sketch
Passion for Promarkers Winter blue
ABC B is for blue

I hope the sun shines on you this weekend. I have the day off on Monday when my friend Lynsey will be coming over for a crafting day woohoo.

Thursday, 19 August 2010

80th Birthday

Yet another order this week for an 80th Birthday. This Popcorn image is suitable for all ages and is such fun to colour. Papers are Dovecraft with a scarp of DCWV. I used my MS zigzag punch, cut some squares and faux stitched with a white gel pen and added some buttons, always so useful for men's cards.


Challenges
Sketch Saturday Another great sketch
The Corrosive Challenge Faux technique
Aud Sentiments Anything goes

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Happy Birthday Mum

As promised I'm back with a second post tonight and it's another LOTV image. It's my Mum's Birthday on Saturday so I wanted to make her a special card as she really appreciates them and usually keeps them on display for 2-3 months. I haven't made her an easel card before and as I love these thought it would be something special for her to display. I just love this stamp and have used her several times lately in various colours but blue and aqua is a first for me. I added lots of glitter to her wings and flowers. Papers are Papermania Aqua capsule collection, flowers are all Wild Orchid. I took the stamens out of a cherry blossom flower and added a small rose. I used a Sakura silver gellyroll pen for more sparkle on the punched leaves and various shiny embellies and ribbon.

This card fits so many challenges
Lili of the Valley Four seasons (mine's Summer, though an umbrella would be more appropriate!)
Friday Sketchers
Totally Gorjuss Aqua
The Crafty Pad Glitz and glitter
Flutterby Wednesday Open
Simon Says Summertime blues
Charisma Easel card
Stamp Something Fairy tale
Sweet Stampin' Favourite stamp (can't have just one fave but this is definitely in my top 10)
The Pink Elephant Ribbon and sparkles
Wild Orchid One for the girls
Creative Card Crew Sparkle and shine
Everybody Art In the garden

An apple for her horse

It was an awful start to the day, cool and wet but it is a bit brighter now so I've swapped my jumper for a T shirt and hopefully put my boots away, yes I did wear them to work today, until the Autumn.

LOTV images are everywhere at the moment and why not, as they are so cute. This is another order for a friend at work who specified a white horse and a blonde girl and a pink card, so hope she likes it. I had to give the horse a bit of colour. The corners were made with a Sizzix die and the flowers with an MS punch. Papers are MME Quite Contrary and Papermania. By the time I made it last night it was dark so couldn't photograph it until I got home from work. I am entering this into the challenge of animals at Crafty Catz and 2 papers, 2 ribbons and 2 flowers at Cupcake and best wishes at Pear Tree Designs

I hope to be back later with another card. I have the image coloured, just have to make the card.

Monday, 16 August 2010

A little birdie

I'm back again with a second post for today. The other two cards I posted earlier were made yesterday but I made this one this evening and managed to photograph it before it got dark. The only trouble with A5 cards is that you cant see the card as well as square ones on the blog. The weather forecast for the rest of the week doesn't look good, lots of rain and still only about 19 degrees. I've never known August to be so awful.

My card is for an order for a lady at work whose friend will be 90 on Thursday. The sweet image is a digi from Robyn's Fetish. To achieve the effect on the flowers I coloured them with Promarkers and then used the blender pen on the petals. The 90 is a PB stamp and the butterfly was made with an X cut punch. I just love this colour combo at the moment, pink and blue with a touch of burgundy. Papers are from various Papermania packs.
Challenges
Sweet Sketch Wednesday
Digital Tuesday Butterflies and/or lace
Fab 'n funky Use your favourite colours
Cute Card Thursday Tree-mendous

Time for tea and a song

Where has Summer gone? I hope the weather is warmer where you are today. It has been more like November than August here. The wind has been blowing and I went to work wearing long trousers, short sleeved top, long cardigan, jacket zipped up and a hat and still wasn't very warm! At least this card is summery. The image is Strawberry Tea from Sugar Nellie, papers are Papermania Summer Blooms, glitter strip from Born to Shop, tag and sentiment from Rose Garden paper pack.Flowers are Prima with buttons and I added some card candy and punched fern leaves.
Challenges
A Spoon full of sugar Sketch
Everybody Art Check it out
Teddy Stampers Teddy Bear's picnic
Secret Crafter What are little girls made of
Just Cute Bears Buttons and blooms
Paper Sundaes 4 flowers, 3 buttons, 2 DPs
One stitch at a time Pack a punch

The second card is a much plainer card and not my usual style. It was made using a Pollycraft image, DCWV Rockstar pack and card embossed with a Cuttlebug music folder and sparkly foam stars.
Challenges
Moving along with the times Sketch
Passion for Promarkers Music
Crazy 4 challenges Music

Friday, 13 August 2010

It's Christmas time in August

This week at Winter Wonderland Lynsey has challenged us to make a gift tag. I used one of my favourite Whiff of Joy Christmas stamps in my fave colour. I simply cut out the layers with different sized nesties, coloured her with Promarkers, added some glitter and a few glittery stars. I do hope you will join in this week where you could win 3 digis from Delicious Doodles.

I was asked to be guest designer at Christmas Stampin' all year long where the challenges this week is to use at least 2 designer papers. I was lucky enough to be given a choice of digis from this week's sponsor, In Style and I chose Snowchick, isn't she gorgeous. The papers are almost the last of my BG Eskimo Kisses. I used an MS simple scallop border punch, added some Me and My Big Ideas sparkly snowflakes, a snowflake charm, pearly brads and pearls from the Hobby House. My stack of Christmas cards is growing nicely now so no rush in November for me this year.
I am also entering my card into the following challenges:
Basic Grey Pearls
Kaboodle Doodles Add a little metal
Paper Sundaes Metal

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Happy Anniversary

I have been longing to use the gorgeous sketch at Create 4 Fun as it has so many layers, which I just love. The papers are Papermania Henbury Lane, Kate Knight and Laura Ashley. I wanted a vintage feel to the card so distressed and inked all the edges and glittered some of them. The flowers are Wild Orchid with Prima leaves, punched fern leaves, pins and pearls. The sentiment which was inked is from Lakeland and the images is Simon and Lola from Rachelle Anne Miller.
Other challenges
A Pocket Full of Posies All that glitters
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Vintage
Cupcake Lace

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Two more cards

These mice always make me think of Debby as she loves them and makes such fabulous cards with them. I used the lovely sketch at Sketch Saturday. Papers are Papermania Hampstead, sentiment is Craftwork cards. I added some corners from Lakeland, oh I miss Lakeland stocking craft materials.

I know, it's another Christmas card but when I saw that Anyone for Anya had a Christmas in August challenge I was so pleased to use this image which hasn't been out since last Winter. Papers are DCWV Rose tinted Christmas. I used the same papers for the flowers. The large flower was made using Nestie blossoms with a large brad. I used an MS Cosmos and Xcut flower punches along with an MS fern punch and gems for the other flowers.
Other challenges
The Corrosive Challenge and Sunday sketch and stamp Both have a very similar sketch
Craftalicious Make your own flowers
Fussy and fancy Pink and black

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Two for Tuesday

A couple of different cards from me this evening. The first one is a LOTV image I haven't used for a while and it's another of Bev's fab sketches at the Lili of the Valley challenge. Crafty Cardmakers are celebrating their first Birthday so want a Birthday card for their challenge. The papers are Dovecraft with an odd strip of spotted paper punched with an MS border punch. I wanted to make this card suitable for male or female so added Dovecraft punched stars with faux stitching and buttons.

I seem to have used this Anya stamp several times lately as she suits Summer cards. I have often used citrus colours for Summer but decided to go with pink for a change. The stripey paper reminds me of deckchairs. The glitter chipboard images are K&Co and flowers are Prima with punched leaves and pearls.
Challenges
Totally Gorjuss Sketch
Quixotic Life's a beach
Totally Papercrafts By the sea
Crafty Sentiments Chipboard
Fab 'n' funky Spotty, dotty and chipboard stripes
The Pink Elephant Summer fun

Monday, 9 August 2010

A Squiggle and a Snowman

The weather has been beautiful today, just right for making a Christmas card, lol! I love this snowman from Sugar Nellie. He is such fun to colour as so many snowmen only have a hat and nose to colour and he makes a great male Christmas card.I added glitter flocking to his fur on his coat. The papers are DCWV and the snowflakes were made with a Sizzix die and brads.
Challenges
Sweet Sketch Wednesday
Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club Snowmen
Secret Crafter It's a man's world
Allsorts Red, blue and yellow
Stamptacular Snips and snails and puppy dog's tails (male card)
Pear Tree Designs Male card

Daisy is my Squiggle card for this month's challenge of 3 DPs, 3 flowers and 3 brads. I used the sketch from I love Promarkers who also want 3 colours only so this card is all 3s. The flowers are Prima with Sizzix cut leaves. I added faux stitching around the image and stitching is the challenge at 2 Sisters.

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Two pretty girls

A quick post from me this morning as I have loads to do today, gardening, shopping and ironing. Hopefully I'll be back later this evening to catch up with some of you. I see I have lost 2 followers and gained 2, so welcome to my 2 new followers.

This fits card features so many of my favourite things, purple, lots of layers, beautiful papers, flowers and pearls not to mention the lovely SN image. This is one of the first SN images I bought and for me although I love the new images the older ones are still the best. She is called Pen Pal and is coloured with Promarkers with touches of Sakura clearstar pen. Papers are from various Papermani packs apart from the gingham which is Laura Ashley as is the sparkly gingham ribbon. Flowers are from Wild Orchid., pinch used is an MS border punch.
Challenges
Sugar Bowl Choose your own sketch from the archive. This is number 8
Die Cut Dreams Gingham
Creative Card Crew Cute and girly
Craft your days away Favourite things

The second image is another of the gorgeous Pollycraft bears, Kiki rose fairy, which I bought last week. I wanted a real summer feel to this card with lots of different flowers so used an assortment of papers,the main paper is BG Euphoria. Challenges
Passion for Promarkers Unusual sketch, which was fun
Incy Wincy Summer fun
ABC A is for August
Charisma Teddy bears
Teddy Stampers Use different shapes
Stamp something Photo inspiration (I went with pink)
One Stop Craft Summer fun
Sweet Stampin Pretty in pink

Friday, 6 August 2010

Christmas easel card

This week at Winter Wonderland Janet has challenged the DT to make an easel card with sparkle and shine. Our sponsor this week is I did it creations and they gave the DT some images to play with. I decided to use the sleigh with presents along with the Pollycraft Santa image. I added some lace with a couple of papers scraps to the main paper from DCWV. The holly leaves were die cut from gold glitter card with flowers and pearls added. I covered Santa's beard and fur with glitter flock and found some epoxy pressies to finish it off.

I am also entering this card into the following challenges.
ABC Christmas P is for presents with option of lace
Moving along with the times Christmas
Digital Tuesday Use 2 images from different companies
Papertake White and Bright

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Driving my tractor

I'm so pleased that I was one of Pollycraft's favourites with my wedding card I entered into last week's challenge.

This card was made for my good friend Lynsey's husband's Birthday. As I know Will has received it I can now share it with you. The fun digi is from Sunshine Stamps and is perfect as Will works on a farm. Main papers are MME Wild Asparagus and Papermania Hampstead. I used Nestie label diecuts for the image and the sentiment, which is from Craftwork cards as is the card candy.I used MS simple scallop punch, which is perfect for male cards.

I am entering this into the challenge of hot wheels at Secret Crafter, clean and simple at Stamp, scrap and doodle and whateva at Cute Card Thursday

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Knight in shining armour

When I saw that Pollycraft had 25% off their digi stamps plus a freebie I thought it was time to buy some more of these fab digis and here is Cuthbert dressed as a brave knight. The challenge this week at Pollycraft is fit for a princess. I decided rather than do a girly card that I would use Cuthbert here as I'm sure any princess would love him and the purple is such a rich royal colour. It is such a great image for either male or female cards which is the challenge this week at Polka Doodles. I used MS zigzag punch, X cut corner rounder punch and Dovecraft star punch for the challenge of punches at Crafty Cardmakers. There's a fun challenge of going to the movies at Totally Papercrafts and I thought of First Knight. Can you see the resemblance to Richard Gere, lol?
Other challenges
Penny's Anything goes
Paperplay Anything goes
Creative Craft Animal Antics
Sketch Saturday Another fab sketch
Stamptacular You're out of this world (anything not seen IRL)

Welcome to my 2 new followers, Lisa and Sheryl.

Monday, 2 August 2010

I'm back with some cards and candy winner


Hello everyone,I'm back from a few days away. The hotel in Scarborough was really lovely and the concert on Saturday night was brilliant. There were 10 80's acts in the show, including my fave singer, Midge Ure, who I saw for the 17th time. We've seen him everywhere from Cromer Pier to the Royal Albert Hall. Luckily I had today booked off as well and after cleaning and ironing I spent the afternoon crafting. It will take me the rest of the week now to catch up with all of you.

I can't believe my followers are now 510. Welcome to the newcomers. I hope you like what you see and visit often. So here is the first of my cards. Green is my least favourite colour and I struggle to use it but I am pleased with the way this card came out. Not everyone wants a purple or pink card, do they. The LOTV image has been used with Wild Rose paper, Prima flowers and patterned brads. The glittery ribbon is Pepper & friends. I used an MS border punch and Woodware leaf punch.
Challenges
Lili of the Valley Sketch
By the cute and girly Animal antics
Crafty Cardmakers Punches or stickers, orange or yellow, animal
Passion for Promarkers Green
Creative Inspirations Animals
Dutch Dare Anything goes
Charisma Something with a tail
2 Sisters Punches


The second card is the lovely Henry from WOJ.Papers are Papermania and Dovecraft. I added some Papermania glitter strips with glitter foam flowers and some white flowers from a market stall. I found the little cupcake sticker in my stash, no idea where it came from.
Challenges
Friday Sketchers
Whiff of Joy Fuzzy (hope the glitter foam flowers count)
Sir Stampalot Bring on the bling
Quixotic Kraft/brown,pink and blue
One stitch at a time A little pink
The Pink Elephant Something yummy

I used another of my LOTV Christmas images for this one. Papers are Papermania Aqua capsule and DCWV rose tinted Christmas with a scarp of blue spotted paper. The poinsettia was made using a Nestie with a gold brad and Papercellar holly leaves. Star border made using an MS punch. I added lots of faux stitching on this one. The sentiment is Pollycraft. I love this image but I think the flower may be a bit big for the image so overall I'm not really happy with this card.
Challenges
Christmas stampin' all year long Sketch
Flutterby Wednesday Open
Stamp Something Christmas in July
Creative Friday Things with wings
Allsorts Dressing up
One Stop Craft Patterns
Our Creative Corner Christmas in July
Paper Sundaes Stitching

Now the moment you have all been waiting for - the winner of my candy as chosen randomly is..........
That's you, Pinky. Pinky was one of my first followers and is a regular visitor to my blog, as I am to hers, so it will be a real pleasure to send this off to you dear. Please e-mail me your address and I'll send off your goodies.

Bigger candy coming next month so watch this space.

A little girly candy

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I had planned to give away a little girly candy for the wishes for Bella blog hop but as you may have read I had antivirus problems with my laptop on Monday and I couldn't get it fixed in time to join in the blog hop. I was really disappointed about it however I would still like to give away this candy so here is your chance to win the following:
  • 60 sheets DCWV Rose Tinted Christmas 6 x 6 paper
  • 5 metres pink ribbons
  • 35 Prima flowers
  • 10 girly images

    All you have to do is:
  1. Follow this blog

  2. Add a picture and link to this post on your sidebar

  3. Enter via Inlinkz below