Saturday, 31 October 2009

Sketch Saturday #75 Happy halloween!!!

I'm up SO late this morning..... slept like a log!! my hubby left for work at 5 this morning, and I didnt notice he'd gone till about 8!! and let me tell you he is NOT quiet in a morning!!
Anyhoo now I've got to rush to catch up on a million and one things before the pumpkin carving I promised I'd do.....
good news is I'm off out tonight, so hubby can cope with all the lovely trick or treaters!! ha ha!!
If they are anything like last years I think he'd be better just turning all the lights out and pretending not to be in.....
we had this one group that came round, it was quite early in the night so we had plenty of mini sweet bags to go round..... then about an hour later they came back.... well by this time we'd had a few other 'visitors' so all we'd got left was crisps..... off they trotted a bit disgruntled but I suppose crisps was better than nothing.....
bugger me if they didnt come back AGAIN a bit later...well we'd got nothing by this time... so we very politely explained that they had already been twice, and that we really didnt have anything to offer them..... they wandered off mumbling to themselves, and we closed the door...... next thing we know half a dozen eggs have been hurled at the living room window!!!!! can you believe that!!!! little ****s !!
Trouble is my Son loves halloween, and we have to carve pumpkins and put them in the window EVERY year, and he stands there and waits for the trick or treaters!!!
any hoo.... as I said i'm off out..... hee hee!!
Sorry about the waffle..... lol!!
Here is my creation for this weeks Sketch Saturday The sketch is such a fun one this week... and we have a optional theme of 'HALLOWEEN'.....
As I'm not really likely to need a halloween card, I decided to make a little sweet tin, which we are going to take up to grannies in a bit..... (hope she doesn't think i'm making any 'witchy' suggestions!!)
Stuff: CC designs witchy emma
Coloured with promarkers
black and orange card stock
Stampin up ribbon
MM flowers
Chocolate Limes, and Blackcurrant and Liquorice sweets...YUM!

We are sponsored this week by THE CRAFT BARN... and the prize is a fabby cobweb embossing folder!!

pop over to the blog to see the AWESOME work from the rest of the team....

Have a fab halloween!!!!

Paula xxxxxx

Thursday, 29 October 2009

I'm on a roll...... Another 2 card post!!!

TAA DAAAA!! its me again! Okay, so I didn't post yesterday, but I still think i'm doing well this week!.....

Managed to join in with a couple more challenges (yey me!) First up is Secret Crafter who have asked for Orange and one other colour.... I chose Brown. This card also fits with the Stamptacular Sunday challenge 'it's Fall ya'll'.... (which means they want you to create a fall themed project, or use fall colours.....).... be sure to pop over to both challenge blogs... there is some amazing inspiration on display!

Here's my take.....

Stuff: Fridays child Mo's digital pencil
Coloured with promarkers and derwent colouring pencils
Papers Bo Bunny and MM
Flowers Woodware
Ribbon MM and american crafts
rest from stash

Next up is my take on the sketch over at Friday Sketchers....
I don't know why but this sketch really scared me!! , had to join in though you know I like the ones that really are a challenge... ;)
I rotated the sketch 90 degrees to fit my image better....
Realised I'd not gone doodling mad for a while, so made up for it on this one.....
And just noticed my ribbon is a bit squiffy.... grrrrr!!! oh well, as I always say to my hubby 'its handmade!! its not meant to be perfect!!'
LOL!!! thats my excuse!!
to see some cards that are perfect pop over to the Friday sketchers challenge ...

Coloured with promarkers
Papers BG lemonade
Flowers Woddware
Ribbons and Brad MM
Sentiment and other bits doodled....
Thanks for looking!!
I'm hoping very soon to have some more bits to show you!! my MOJO is sticking around for the moment I think... !I'm waiting for some new stamps to arrive but I think a 'nice' man at royal mail must be 'looking after' them for me.... ;)
Catch you later!!
Paula xxxx

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

2 cards for 2 challenges

Good evening everyone!!
Nope, you are not seeing things, I really am posting 2 days in a row....... and even more suprising than that...I'm actually posting 2 cards at once!!!
My MOJO does seem to be popping in every now and then, so I make the most of each visit!
My first card is for the current Sugar bowl challenge..... a fabulous sketch by Kathy (and a 'please include' of lace)... I'm gutted that I missed Tiets' sketch last time... I lost a week somewhere!!
Pop over to The Sugar Bowl for some awesome inspiration....

Stuff: Image Carefree Sugar Nellie
Coloured with Derwent colouring pencils

Papers scraps BG Lemonade and Carolyn holt (paper adventures)

Buttons ribbon and lace from stash

Next up is my entry for this weeks Sketch and Stash I havent joined in for a while... but thought the simplicity of this sketch was perfect for a card I needed to make for my nephews birthday... I don't think a 2 year old needs fussy!!....
The image on this card is my new stash.... I just had to have him, he reminds me SO much of my nephew...

Pop over to Sketch and Stash for some fabulous inspiration from the DT

Stuff 'BEN' from Mo's digital pencil
coloured with promarkers
Papers Bo Bunny and BG lemonade
N0'2' hand drawn and cut
Buttons from stash.....

Hey and I think i've found a half decent place to take my photo's!!! AT LAST!!!! they do look a bit better right?
Thanks for stopping by!!!
Paula xxxxx

Monday, 26 October 2009

Colour create challenge ALL WHITE!!

Well here I am with the card I promised on saturday... it has taken me till now to photograph it!!
Have you ever tried to photograph a white card!!! OMG! I tried every conceivable setting on my camera, every spot in the house..... you name it I did it..... and still its awful... but at least you can actually see what its meant to be.....
this is my entry for this weeks colour create challenge which is a challenge to create an entirely white card (image colours excepted) I knew straight away that I had to join in... I like the tricky ones!!!

stuff: Angel Emma All that scraps
Coloured with promarkers
Plain white card stock embossed with cuttlebug snowflakes folder
white satin ribbon and some wire swirls and dewdrops..
I love the simplicity of this, and plan to make lots more... but I won't be photographing them!!
thanks for looking!!
Paula xx

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Sketch Saturday 74....

Good Morning!
Wow where did another week go?
Yes I've been AWOL for yet another week... but I think...fingers crossed, that my mojo might just be returning slowly.... I do have another card ready to share with you later, and hope to be back crafting later this afternoon, so watch this space....
Over at Sketch Saturday we have another Fantastic Sketch from Jo.... and this week we are sponsored by Quixotic Paperie who are giving away a beautiful belles 'n' whistles stamp....
Heres my DT card....

Stuff: Image just a girl (sugar nellie)
Coloured with promarkers
Papers Bo Bunny
Ribbon Making memories
sentiment cuddle buddly
and a few dew drops...

Thanks for stopping by...

Paula xxx

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Sketch Saturday 73.... and missing MOJO...

Morning all....
Sorry I've not posted anything for a week.... I've only gone and lost my mojo!!!.... checked everywhere, down the back of the sofa, and the washing machine.... the works!! but to no avail....
I'm so annoyed with myself, cos I just can't get motivated to craft!! bit of a bugger when I now have DT cards to make!!....
This is my scond attempt at my DT card for this weeks Sketch Saturday (the first went in the bin!) I'm not entirely over the moon with it but it aint gettin' any better now.... (and the papers stuck on squiffy....grrrrr!)

Stuff: Holly christmas fairy~ mos digital pencil
Coloured with promarkers
Papers BG Figgy pudding
Sentiment ~ woodware set
Beads and ribbon from stash
If anyone finds my mojo please send it back home..... or if you know where I can get a cheap second hand one that would be great too ;)
Me thinks a crafty spend on some delicious stash is in order... that might do the trick....
Thanks for looking... and for some amazing inspiration pop over the Sketch Saturday blog and see the creations from the rest of the team.....
Thanks for visiting!
Paula xxx

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Sketch Saturday *72* Sponsored by Simon Says Stamp

Good Morning!!
It Saturday already...where did that week go??? havent felt much like crafting this week, been feeling a bit off colour.... I'm glad I got my Sketch Saturday DT card done early!!.....(still feels weird saying that...LOL!)
The sketch this week is, I think one of my Favourites so far... I really enjoyed using it.... Thanks Jo xxx
Pop over to Sketch Saturday to see the sketch and the GORGEOUS creations from the rest of the team....
This week we have a fabulous prize up for grabs from Simon Says Stamp....
Heres my card.....

'Blossom' Sugar Nellie coloured with promarkers
Papers BG Dasher and pages from an old book...
Woodware 'grass' punch
Circles cut from same backing paper
Ribbon from stash
sentiment hand written
To create the background I used just the flowers from the Sugar Nellie 'Blossom' Stamp, and stamped them randomly in a line.... then drew a few bits of 'grass' with a promarker.... the edges were creating by using a scrap bit of paper that I'd punched a leaf out of as a stencil... and then added a few dots with a red promarker....
I hope you like ......
Paula xxx

Monday, 5 October 2009

Whiff of Joy 'Willow' in apricot and cool aqua..

Hi All!!...

Well, me and my Son have both got up today with bad stomachs... so he's lying on the sofa with his emergency quilt ( lol... he's always called it that)...
and I'm running around fetching drinks, and passing him his book, and nintendo DS... passing the remote control.....etc etc.... I'm managing to 'ignore' my ailments for now, but I dont think it will last....

Thought I'd have a go at the Whiff of Joy challenge again this week, the sketch is fabulous....and there is an awesome prize up for grabs.They are also celebrating their Birthday with a blog-hop, so loads going on... pop over to join in the fun.....
I'm also entering this card into the Passion For Promarkers Challenge, they are asking us to use the colours 'Apricot' and 'Cool Aqua'..... great colour combo ladies!!! and also to make you own flowers...

Heres my card....
Stuff: Whiff of Joy 'Willow with sunhat'
Coloured with promarkers
Papers are old scraps from stash, and pages from an old book
Flower cut with xcut punch and leaves added with woodware punch
Few dewdrops added
Sentiment, rub on and handwritten
a bit of doodling with a black fineliner, and 3D paint
Thanks for looking!!!
Paula xxx

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Sketch Saturday #71 Rias DT week and Pet theme

Good Morning all...
Here I am with my very first DT card for Sketch Saturday!!! its so exciting!
Its Rias DT week this week and she has designed an awesome was so much fun to work with...
in Holland (where ria is from) it is pets day tomorrow, so Ria has added a special 'pets' theme to the challenge.... AND as an extra celebration there are 2 prizes up for grabs...... woohoo!!
Here is my card.....
Thomas with puppy (enchanted Noel)
coloured with promarkers
Papers BG dasher/DCWV oldworld
Martha stewart doily lace punch
Ribbon making memories
bead end caps and dewdrops
sentiment 'Wish' mm rub on 'A Christmas' handwritten
I'm so gutted! its world carmaking day today and I'm stuck decorating the living room!!!! I was hoping hubby had forgotten we'd agreed it, but I went to bed early last night... came own early hours of the morning for a drink, and all the furniture was in the centre of the room!! so either he's lost it!!...or he hasn't forgotten.......
thanks for visiting!!
Paula xxxx

Thursday, 1 October 2009

An exciting announcement!!! .....

Even as I'm typing this I don't believe it!!....

Say 'Hello' to one of the 5 new designers for Sketch Saturday!!...yep lil ole me!!!
I'm absolutely amazed to have made it into a team of such extremely talented crafters!! and I'd like to thank you all SO much for this!!!

To mark the 'occasion' I've made a virtual card to say 'HI' to everybody over at Sketch Saturday.... (old and new)
and....I've even given her my hair colour!!

As I havent had chance to join in with the sketch this week yet, i thought it would be appropriate to follow it for my 'Hi' card....
so here it is.....
CC designs swiss pixies 'Heidi'
coloured with promarkers
Papers ~ BG sugared
Punches ~ martha stewart doily lace/ x cut flower
Ribbon ~ stampin up
green dewdrops
handwritten sentiment

I can't wait to get started!!! Thanks again for having me girls!! and HUGE congratulations to Louise, Maya, Simmone and Terry.....


Paula xxx