Saturday, 11 December 2010

Sketch Saturday #133 sponsored by Simon Says stamp

Sorry, this is going to be a super quick post form me again...
My little man has been feeling poorly since he got home from school yesterday... so I've been playing nurse...
Can you pass me this, can you make me a drink... can you turn the TV over...etc... lol!

Battery is also about gone on the lappy....

We have another FAB sketch for you this week over at Sketch Saturday
And heres the card I made using it.....
We are sponsored this week by Simon says stamp..
who once again have offered a FAB voucher for one lucky winner...
Hope you can join in xxx

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Sketch Saturday #132 Terrys DT week...

Blimey... I am SO late with my DT card for this weeks Sketch Saturday...
SORRY SS GIRLS!!
xxxx

This week its Terrys turn to set us a sketch, and its a FAB one too...

Heres my card...
My Digi is from TGF and she's coloured with promarkers...
The papers are Digital and they are from 'a cherry on top' by bella gypsy... I used them in an earlier card and couldn't remember where they were from... I know now!!!
The sentiment is cuddly buddly
flowers are from wild orchid crafts

I've handwritten the 'sister' tabs...

I'll try not to be late next week!!!

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Sketch Saturday #131 Winter Wishes...

Good Morning!!
And a VERY happy Saturday to you all!!

We have woken up to a lovely dusting of the white stuff this morning...
only about an inch deep at the moment... but it looks lovely!
anyway... its saturday, so time for another fabulous Sketch over at sketch saturday...
This week we are sponsored by our regular sponsor the craft barn...
And theres a fab prize up for grabs!
Heres my DT card....
I'm totally head over heals in LOVE with this gorgeous Beanie Anya stamp...
she is so fun to colour.... and I've had some fun paper peicing her for this card...
The papers are MME Ooh la la...
I've paper peiced Anya with scraps...
I've doodled round the edge of a snowflake punch, and added a Gorgeous Cherry blossom flower...
and then added like a frame oval with pearls...
The 'trees' are just cut from scraps of kraft card...
'wishes'sentiment is from the new sonny range from pollycraft
i've hand written the 'winter'
Heres a lil close up of some of the details...
I'm entering this card for the following challenges...
Totally Gorjuss: Oh Christmas Tree
The Creative Cottage: Untraditional Christmas Colours
Totally papercrafts Untraditional Christmas

Thanks for looking!!

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Sugar Bowl Challenge Marlenes sketch...

Afternoon all!!
Thought it was about time I got my bum into gear and made some cards!!
The first place I always go for inspiration when I'm a bit lacking in Mojo is The Sugar Bowl...
What should I find when I arrive, but an announcement that there is a new range of Leanne Ellis stamps planned... and better than that, they are Alice in Wonderland themed!!
(my 2 favourite things!)
Well... I couldn't NOT enter the challenge, considering the prize is a set of these!!

Now because I'm a little bit excitable, and because there was THIS piccie on the blog...

(what is it about Johnny depp? he sends me all peculiar...lol!)
I completely missed the point, and didint follow the Black/White and one other theme!!
DOH!!!
still, I did follow the fab sketch, and I 'THINK' the theme is optional, so I hope I still qualify...?
oh, well, I had fun anyway...


Heres my card, I rotated the sketch....
The gorgeous Leanne Ellis 'Blossom' image is coloured with Promarkers...
The papers are all digital, and I got them for the BARGAIN price of $1 a while ago... can't remember where they are from though...sorry!! if anyone knows please fill me in!
I've added a few little pearls with my viva decor pen...

Thanks for looking!!

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Sketch Saturday #130 sponsored by digital delights

Goooooooood Morning!!
its Saturday again.... and you know what that means.... yep....
X factor!!!!
LOL!!
no, of course I mean a fabulous sketch from the lovely Jo at Sketch Saturday

Heres my DT card following this weeks sketch...
The GORGEOUS Image is one of my favs from Leanne Ellis over at Sugar Nellie...
She's coloured with promarkers
The orange paper is MME, as are the die cut borders, and the sentiment label...
Brads and ribbon are from my stash...

This weeks Sponsor is digital delights by louby loo and theres a fab $10.00 voucher up for grabs!!

What are you waiting for?...

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Sketch Saturday #129 sponsored by simon says stamp...

OMG!!!! I scheduled this to post on Saturday morning, and have been so busy, I didnt even realise till just that it hadn't posted!!
SO sorry SS girls!!!

I seem to have slipped back into my old ways don't I? only posting once a week!! sigh...
I have images coloured, I'm just struggling finding the time to turn them into cards!
I hope to be able to join in some challenges soon...

 well, we have another fab sketch from Jo at Sketch Saturday!!...
I really love this one...
heres my DT card...

I've used my favourite Lili of the valley stamp... isn't she precious?!?!
The papers are MME ooh la la, and the squared paper is from a RAK from my FAB friend Maria I'm not sure what they are...

we are sponsored this week by our fabulous regular sponsor
and as always theres a great prize up for grabs...
do pop over and check out the work of the fabulous Sketch Saturday DT, and our fab GD for this month...

thanks for looking!!

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Sketch Saturday #128 Leonies DT week sponsored by Art Journey

Good Morning Everyone!!
Happy Saturday!
This week over at Sketch Saturday its the lovely Leonies turn to host...
And She has designed a brilliant sketch for us!!
Thanks Leonie xxx

We are sponsored this week by Art Journey

And this week there are 3 prizes up for grabs for 3 lucky winners!

Heres my DT card...

I've coloured my little cutey Greeting farm image in promarkers...
The papers are all Crate Paper Orbit as are the alphabet stickers
I've handwritten the sentiment, and created a circle using viva decor pearl pens...

do pop over to Sketch Saturday to see the work from the amazing SS team.... and our new guest for November Sandra

Thanks for looking!!

Monday, 1 November 2010

Sketch Saturday #127 Sponsored by The Craft Barn

ooops! I think you might say I'm a little bit late with this one...
I've been in bed most of the weekend with a stomach bug...sigh...

Anyway, here is my 'late' DT card for Sketch Saturday
Another FAB sketch this week from Jo...

We are sponsored this week by The Craft Barn... 
this weeks challenge winner will receive a fabulous Katzelkraft rubber stamp plate worth £12.99!



Sorry for the short post... thanks for looking!

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Christ'mouse' Hugs...

Gooooood Morning!!
Today I'm sharing a card I've made for the Whiff of Joy Challenge who this time are asking for 'distressing'

Yep.... I'm back to the distressing... I actually think I 'might' just be getting the hang of it!!

I've used the Super Cool Henry Mouse for this one...
He's coloured with promarkers...
The papers are K & co, and Bo Bunny
For the sentiment... (so you dont get bored as i've only got the one Christmas one... LOL!)
I've just stamped the Christmas from the woodware 'Happy Christmas' Sentiment and just the 'hugs' from a docrafts 'sending you hugs' sentiment... so now I have 'Christmas Hugs'
The snowflake charm I bought from Whiff of Joy last year, I think they have a new style now...
The punch is from woodware called 'blink blink' 
Ribbon and brads are from stash...
and again I've gone a bit MAD with the Viva decor pearl pens...
Heres a close up so you can see the effect... I LOVE these!!!! no fiddling with teeny pearls and glue... and you can create whatever size you want!
Simon says stamp and A Spoonful of Sugar both have a punches theme, so I'm entering there too!!
Okay, thats me for today!!
I'll be back tomorrow with something else...

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

And now for something completely different!!! Clean and simple....

Well, after all the 'distressing' I thought I should try out something else...
Clean and Simple...
I'm a big fan of the CAS style, but like distressing... Its not something I feel I can quite grasp...
When I saw the Sketch over at Cute Card Thursday I had an idea, so ran with it...
I've follwed the colour scheme over at Colour Create ~ Aqua, Purple and White
Sorry for the 'iffy' pic... bloomin' tricky to photo white cards I think...

I've used the rather adorable Rosie Posy from Lili of the Valley
I've coloured her with promarkers...
The papers are scraps from DCWV 'pocketful of posies' stack
The sentiment is from docrafts
And I've added some Viva Decor pearls...

My hubby said he REALLY loved this card... as its not 'fussy' like my others.... what does he know??? LOL!!
I'll be back tomorrow with a 'fussy' one... hee hee...
Thanks for looking!!

Monday, 25 October 2010

A bit more 'distressing' practice...

Hi all!!
Thanks to everyone who visited and left lovely comments yesterday... its nice to know I'm not talking to myself...LOL!!
Heres another card i've made whilst practising my 'distressing' techniques...
I've made this to fit the follwing challenges:

and here it is...
I've coloured my super cute Mr Stocking... with promarkers
I've added a bit of diamond glaze to his boots, but try as I might, I couldn't get a piccy that would show it up!
The paper is from my stash, I think its DCWV from the christmas stack.
The sentiment is from a woodware set... its my ONLY Christmas sentiment at the moment...so you might get sick of seeing it! LOL!!
I will have to remedy that!
Ribbon and button are from stash....

i'll be back tomorrow with something TOTALLY different for me...

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Dare to Dream...

Good Morning! Happy Sunday...
Just popping on to share a card I made a couple of nights ago...

I've been practising distressing lately, as its something I love to see on other peoples cards, but something I've never managed to make look right on my own...
I did make this with a 'distressing' challenge in mind, but for the life of me, I can't find which challenge it was!!

as you can see, I haven't gone OTT just yet... I need to practice more first...
I've also tried something else I havent done much of... and thats paper piecing... as you can see I've stamped the image twice, first onto the patterned paper, and then onto white card stock for the sections I needed to colour... bit fiddly to cut out, but I like the end result!

My Gorgeous image is Faraway thoughts by Leanne Ellis 
The YUMMY, SCRUMMY papers are designed by my fab friend Tracy, and you can get them over at The Creative Cottage... they are from the Poppy Delight Paper set...
I've printed them onto textured linen cardstock, and they print fab!!
The image is mounted on DCWV green paper
Flower ribbon and moon charm are from stash
and 'dream' is handwritten..

I'm entering this card in the following challenges...

Thanks for looking today!!

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Sketch Saturday #126 Sponsored by Stamp Shoppe Designs

Good Morning!!!
Happy Saturday!!
I've let myself down a bit this week havent I... no cards for nearly a week... the shame of it!!
Fear not... I have 2 to share over the next couple of days...
BUT first... Its Sketch Saturday time!!

Jo's come up with a fab one this week, I really love it!!
Heres my card... it looks better IRL, but I was running late yesterday, and had to photo it in the afternoon, so the light was rubbish!

I've used an older Sugar Nellie stamp... I think they are still some of my favs...
She's coloured with promarkers, and I've just chalked round the edges.
The papers are from my scrap draw, I think they are bo bunny...
The flowers are handcut from another peice of the scrap paper, I think thats bo bunny too!
And then to finish I added some pearls with my viva decor pens...

This week at Sketch Saturday, we are sponsored by

pop over to see the cute prize, and for some awesome inspiration from the DT...

Thanks for looking today!

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Another Autumn Creation...

Well with all the Autumn challenges out there at the moment providing so much inspiration, my desk has been full of green, orange and brown papers...
(yes, I'm a messy crafter!!)
Rather than have to put them all away...
(yes I'm a lazy crafter too!!)
I've been trying to use them up!

So here is another Autumn themed card, which I made with the following challenges in mind...
First up, I followed the fabby Sketch at Sketch and Stash


Then... I've used a gorgeous Belles and Whistles Stamp, so I'm entering the new Belles and Whistles challenge.. which is to use 'Fall' colours.

Totally Papercrafts also have an Autumn theme..

Paperplay want you to take inspiration from this photo...


And I Love Promarkers want to see Cupcakes...

phew!!!.... so heres my card...

I've coloured the image with my promarkers (no suprise there!)
The papers are all scraps....
Card stock is stampin up...
I've handwritten the 'thanks' ...and the 'youre so sweet' sentiment is from elzybells
rest is from stash...
and I've done a bit of doodling...

Thanks for looking!!

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Sketch Saturday #125 sponsored by digital delights...

Gooooood Morning!!! and Happy Saturday!!
Wow this week has gone SOOOO quickly!!!
Well, we all know what Saturday means dont we??... yep another fabulous Sketch from Jo at Sketch Saturday!

Heres my take on it...
I do love this Dahlia Anya from the greeting farm I think she has to be my fav...
I've coloured her with promarkers
The papers really are allsorts, mostly scraps...
I've hand doodled the 'hello' onto more scraps, and coloured the letters with promarkers.
then just added some buttons, and pearls from my stash!

This week we are sponsored by Digital Delights by louby loo...
Who are offering one lucky winner a $10 voucher!!!

Pop over to see full details, and to see the amazing work from my fellow DT girls, and this months fab GD Kathy!!

Thanks for stopping by...

Friday, 15 October 2010

2 completely different cards....

Hi Everyone!!!
I'm back again with 2 cards this time!! I was going to save one for another post, but knowing me I'll end up forgetting to post it!!
as you know, I don't really have a 'style' I'm not sure if thats a good thing or bad...
all I know is these 2 cards are SO different in style!!... you wouldnt think I made one straight after the other!!
(well, except that one of the papers is the same, cos it was there looking at me!)

Sometimes I LOVE loads of layers, as this next card shows...
Tiets has made an AWESOME (if not a lil bit tricky) sketch over on the Sugar Bowl this week....

Are you like me, and see a challenge like this and LOVE it!! I do like a challenge to BE a challenge!!
The optional extra is Autumn...
So heres my card...
I've coloured my Gorjuss girl with promarkers...
The papers are all DCWV, from the green, and rockstar stacks...
The butterfly has been cut from one of the papers, and then I added a few details to it with a fineliner
Sentiment is handwritten
and I added a few pearls...
I'm entering this card into the following challenges...


On to my next creation...SO different from the last!
sometimes, I hardly like to use any layers at all....
Fairly simple this one..

its been a while since I joined in at Sweet Stampin, but this weeks challenge is a special one, so although i'm running a bit late, I HAD to join in....
This ones for Emma...
The challenge is Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend...
I've coloured my yummy Sweet November mermaid with promarkers..
The paper is from the DCWV rockstar stack..
Sentiment is CC designs Amy R Summer sentiments set..
and I've added LOADS of mini pearls with my new best friend... the viva decor pearl pens!!!
some of them are a bit dodgy, but I'm getting better!! even my hubby likes these pens, and says I should get loads more colours... Well I'm not going to argue with that!!!
I've added some bling hearts to qualify for the challenge...

I'm also entering this for the Allsorts 'Song inspiration challenge' although I did already enter with my 'Kisses' card earlier, so if I'm not allowed another entry, just delete me...

i'll be back in the morning with my Sketch Saturday DT card...
Thanks for looking!

Sunday, 10 October 2010

'Kisses' in Pink, Green and Cream for Whiff of Joy

Good Morning!!
Well, I make that 4 days in a row! I do believe that may be some sort of a personal record!!
Today I'm here to share a card I've made for a couple of challenges...
Firstly I've followed Janes fab sketch over at Whiif of Joy...
And I've used the colour Scheme of Pink/Green and Cream from Colour Create
and last but not least...Allsorts are asking for you to create something taking 'inspiration from a song title' I chose one of my Favs... 'This Kiss' by Faith Hill

Heres my card...
 
The gorgeous stamp is of course
Melinda blowing Kisses from whiff of joy...
can you believe I've only just bought her!!?!? I've loved her for ages, but then I saw this card over on Jeanettes blog.... and I knew it was time I gave in...
I've coloured her with promarkers, and chalked the background...
The papers are a mix of Basic Grey and MME
Ribbon and flowers are from stash...
and I hand wrote the little wish tabs...
and you can just about see some little pearls I've created with my fav new Viva decor pens from Quixotic...

Thanks for looking!!!

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Sketch Saturday #124 Sponsored by Simon Says stamp

Good Morning!! Happy Saturday!!
Its time for ...yep... you guessed it!! another Sketch from Sketch Saturday!

Its a fab sketch this week, but I've got to admit, I struggled with it a bit.. I'm not very good with slanty things and angles... LOL!!
Heres the sketch...

and heres my card... I rotated the sketch..
not much to this one...
The gorgeous image is poinsietta girl from Sugar Nellie...
and coloured with my promarkers..
Cardstock is stampin up..
DP is MME ooh la la
The stamp is for a woodware set
and i just handwrote, and cut out a few little christmassy words...
few pearls to finish... et voila!

We are sponsored again this week by our fabulous sponsor..

who are once again offering a $25 voucher to spend in store...

and we are joined by our super talented guest Kathy...
please pop over to see her gorgeous card...

Thanks for looking today.... I'll be back tomorrow!!
YES... really I will!!
xxxxx

Friday, 8 October 2010

one of 'those' cards...

Do you ever get 'second hand' card orders??
LOL!!
By this I mean, do you ever have an order for a card, but don't get the information regarding whats needed on said card from the person ordering??

I've only recently been brave enough to send my hubby into work with some cards to sell...fortunately they are going down a storm (yey me!!) unfortunately my new found fame is now resulting in hubby coming home with orders for cards...

all well and good if I had an idea what the card was for, what they wanted on it, when they wanted it by etc...
but my hubby being my hubby, I get...
'I need a card making for someone at work.... she's 82!'

'who's 82?? the person its for, or the person ordering!! is it for a Birthday?? arrrggghhh.......'

LOL... you get the picture!! this was one of those cards...

after sending hubby back for further details I found out it was a card for someones mum, for her 82nd Birthday... and I got the brief: old fashioned, and horses...
okay, I don't 'do' old fashioned, and didnt have a horse stamp... problemo!!
Still, i'd been eyeing up the whimsy carousel horses for a while, and when I spotted the proud momma one... I had a 'bingo' moment...
 old fashioned was the hard part...
This was my third attempt...LOL!! and I still havent been told if its okay...
or recieved the cash for that matter..... hmmmmm, think I need a word with hubby!!
anyway, enough waffle... my card...

I've coloured the beautiful Whimsy horses with just 2 promarkers, and a brown crayon... I cut them off the 'pole' (does it have a technical name?...i don't know!)
hand cut 2 little clouds to use as masks for the chalked background...
The cardstock is all stampin up, and i've embossed the white card using a cuttlebug folder...
The sentiment stamp is from Do crafts
and the 'mum' is a sizzix die...
flowers,ribbon and charm are from stash...

It looks SO much better in real life, but the photo had to be taken quickly before hubby rushed it in to work...

anyways.... I'm entering this into the following challenges...

Creative Card Crew ~ Blooming Marvellous
Crafty Calendar ~ Birthdays
Paper sundaes ~ Something from your stash

Thanks for looking!!