Saturday, 28 November 2009

Sketch Saturday #79... oh I do need to make more Xmas cards....

Morning everyone!!
Wow its not long now till the big day!!! and I have literally nothing done ready!!.... not a single present bought.... and about a Zillion cards to make....!! So you'd think I'd be trying to make as many Christmas cards as I possibly can, and avioding making cards that I don't have a real use for yet...... WRONG!! There are certain stamps that I just love to play with all the time... and this is one of them.... I did try to colour it in reds and greens with the hope of using it for Christmas, but it wasn't quite right.... so I have another card to add to my ever growing pile of 'Cards I might use one day' and no more Christmas Cards made:( ....BUT, I did have a little DIGI spree yesterday, so hopefully will have some lovely festive cardage offerings later.....

right, I'm waffling.... here is my DT card for this weeks Sketch Saturday.... got to be honest and say that this sketch did throw me a little... not sure why.... still I'm pleased with the result, and my hubby said.... and I quote ' its your best card yet!!' not sure what he's after, but still..... I normally just get a grunt if I ask his opinion on a card, so I think we are making progress!!.....
here it is....

I'll pop back later with my list of 'stuff used'..... running a little late today....
Paula xxx

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Whiff Of Joy Challenge *Christmas*

Hi all...... been such a bad blogger lately!!
Have not really had much time for card making :(
... did suddenly dawn on me today though that I don't have nearly enough Christmas cards made, so have been looking round for challenges to inspire me....
Whiff of Joy are looking for Christmas cards... well thats nice and easy to break me in!! and Quixotic are looking for tearing...yep! I don't think I've EVER done any tearing before... its SO hard!
anyway, heres my card.....

Stuff: Henry mouse from Whiff of Joy
coloured with promarkers and pencils
Papers Basic Grey sugared
Ribbon MM
Charm from Whiff of joy
flowers and brad from stash
I've doodled the snowflakes on the green BG paper with a white pen... and my sentiment is handwritten... I know its not very Christmassy colours, but I'm not a very traditional girl!
Thanks for looking!!

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Sketch Saturday #78... and its NOT girly!!!!

Good Morning!!
Its Saturday again which means its time for another Sketch from Sketch Saturday!!! Jo has come up trumps again this week..... I love this sketch, I really like the ones with lots of different elements....
Pop over to sketch saturday to see the awesome sketch and some amazing work from my fellow DT members.... I promise you wont be disappointed!!!
Now then.... heres a shocker.... I've gone for a male card!!!!..... I havent made a male card for a VERY long time.... I don't really enjoy making them, like alot of you I imagine!!
I have never made a card for my brother before, he always gets a bought one, because its just too difficult to know what to make!!
But he's been feeling a bit left out bless him.....
I'd seen this image from mo's ages ago, and straight way knew it would be perfect for him..... so here is his extra special...very first handmade card......!!!

Stuff: The Engineer ~ mo's digital pencil
coloured with promarkers and pencils
papers Basic Grey scraps
Name cut with cat & mouse sizzix dies..
blue ribbon from stampin up...
raffia/thread and buttons from stash...
I hope he likes it!!!!
Hope you can join us again this week!!
Paula xxx

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Sugar Bowl... Judys Sketch

Good Morning!!! I know it is unbelievable.... I'm here 4 days in a row!!! that must be some sort of a record!!
Trouble is my MOJO is still only visiting occasionally, so I have to make the most of it when I'm feeling it....
So I'm a bit 'all or nothing' at the moment...
I do always like to enter the Sugar Bowl challenge as often as I can ... and I'm running really late with this one.....
Judy has supplied a gorgeous Sketch to use..... it really is so great to work with....
Heres my effort....

I had all my 'Orangey' scraps out when I was putting my henry card together ...(see post below...) so thought why not keep 'em out and make something else...... threw a bit of pink and red in too....
I SO Love my Leanne Ellis stamps..... and really want all the new Christmas ones... but I fear I wont get chance to make good use of them before the big day...... I HATE it when I've got my sensible head on!! but.......I might be able to justify ONE.... that I could make fit other occasions..... hmmmmm.... LOL!

Stuff: Leanne Ellis Moonbeams
Coloured with promarkers
Papers - Scraps (mainly DCWV and BG)
Embossing done with cuttlebug folder and distressed with sandpaper
Cuddly buddly sentiment
bit of edge doodling
rest from stash....

Thanks for looking.... have a great day!!
Paula xxxxx

Monday, 16 November 2009

Henry enjoying the season...

Whoohoooo... three posts in three days.... how about that?..
Really wanted to enter the Whiff of Joy challenge which this time is to use the Colours Orange, Brown and Ivory... I think its an awesome colour combination... I love using orange!!
I hope this can also work for the Spoonful of Sugar challenge where they want to see you 'create a scene' I think I've kind of created a little 'Henry skating down a snow slope' scene??

Coloured with promarkers
Papers DCWV old world
Ribbon Stampin up and MM
Sentiment handwritten...
Rest from stash.
Thanks for looking.....
Paula xxx

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Snowflakes for Cute Card Thursday

Hey.... another post this week... see, I kept my promise....
I've made a card to enter into the current Cute Card Thursday Challenge.... which is 'Glitter me silly'.... if you click to enlarge the image, you can just about make out the glitter on the snowflake.. and the word 'snowflake' has been cut using glitter card....

I just had to have this Whiff of Joy stamp.... I think its so beautiful... but didnt think when I bought her that she is really meant to be for Autumn, and I wasn't really likely to make all that many Autumn themed cards... never the less she made it into my shopping basket....
'LIGHTBULB MOMENT!!!' as soon as I stamped her I had the idea that I could replace the leaves she was 'catching' with a snowflake!!!..... and now I can use her for Christmas cards!! 'well done me!' I also had to 'remove' the hat that she had on her back....
Isn't she just so stunning... I think she is my Favourite stamp....

coloured with promarkers
Papers BG Dasher
Ribbon Stampin up
'Snowflakes' cut using 'Tina thinks youre cute' sizzix dies
doodled snowflakes
rest from stash

Thanks for popping over for a visit!!
Paula xxx

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Sketch Saturday #77 Sponsored by Simon Says Stamp

Good Morning!!!
Blimey it feels like each week is only 3 days long at the minute... the weeks are just whizzing by...
Its Saturday already, and time for another fabulous Sketch from Jo....
Got to admit, this one scared the life out of me... but I am quite pleased with how my card turned out....
my photo is naff though... not sure what has happened...
stuff: sweet and sassy (sugar nellie)
coloured with promarkers
papers bo bunny, and BG lemonade
Flowers and charm from stash..

The stamp, and ribbon were both a gift from an amazing friend... thanks so much honey.... I love you to bits!!xxxxx
please pop over to sketch saturday to see the fabulous creations from the rest of the team.... and to say farewell to Mandy, who has decided to leave us.
Best of luck with everything Mandy xxxx
right thats me.... I am going to try SOOOO hard to post more often this week.... I promise!!
Paula xxxx

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Sketch Saturday #76 Debbies DT week

Its saturday already... and I've been missing again for an entire week!!....
I am going to try to post a few bits this week, things are just a bit mad here at the minute....

This week over at Sketch Saturday its Debbies turn to provide a sketch, and a beauty it is too!!.... great fun to work with!!
We are sponsored this week by create4fun...and there are 2 gorgeous inky impressions stamps up for grabs.....
Heres my card....
stuff: Henry mouse from whiff of joy...
coloured with promarkers and colouring pencils
papers Bo Bunny
Martha stewart doily lace punch
ribbon making memories
charm from whiff of joy
flowers from stash

thanks for looking!
Paula xxxx