Saturday, 30 January 2010

Sketch Saturday #88 'Best Fishes'

Good Morning, and Happy Saturday everyone!!!
and you know what Saturday means.... A new sketch at sketch saturday.... woohooo!!
This time I made a MANS card..... only because I needed one.... I really didnt want to make it!!
and its the first time in AGES I've used a Penny Black stamp!
Stuff: Penny Black hedgies coloured with promarkers
Cosmo Cricket Earth Love papers...(are you bored of these yet?)
Hand written sentiment
Ribbon and brads from stash...
Hope you can join us again this week... isn't it a fab sketch??
Paula xxxx

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

My Time to Craft, Spoonful of Sugar....

I have another card to share tonight.....
This time I'm entering the My Time to Craft challenge {elegant rose} and a spoonful of sugar challenge {freestyle/anything goes}

I'm actually really chuffed with this card.... its another quite simple one, but I like it!
I really loved the sentiment, and wanted to make the card work with it, so I have my gorgeous Melinda image sitting in a 'sort of ' clock face which I doodled myself....

Stuff: Melinda with bouquet Whiff of joy
coloured with promarkers
papers DCWV oldworld
Sentiment whiff of joy
Doodled clock and circle corners
roses from stash
Thanks for looking!
Don't forget to enter my candy... ends the 1st Feb.... {click here}

Monday, 25 January 2010

A couple more Challenge entries....

Hello again!!!
Said I'd be back didnt I....I've got 2 cards to share this time....
First up is my entry for the current Sugar Bowl Challenge, which is an awesome sketch from Kathy... wasn't sure if I could make it work for me at first, but I actually quite like the result!

I've rotated the sketch, because it fit my image better...

Stuff: Sugar Nellie 'choose'
coloured with promarkers
Papers from scrap box
MM glitter brads
ribbon from stash
Been really thrifty on this one.... the grey background paper, isn't paper at all!! its the inside of the back cover of a paperpad!! I actually think it looks quite good... and normally I'd have just thrown it away!! makes me think about things differently now! the heart, I doodled myself to match the hearts in the image... alot simpler than my usual messy style, but I think this is a bit more 'me'...
Next up is my entry for Sketch and Stash where you'll find another FABBY Sketch from the lovely Becky....
Now I don't know what made me realise this , but I don't think Ive ever made a purple card! infact, I hardly use purple at all!! and I don't really know why cos I do love purple!! one of lifes great mysteries....
So I've made up for my lost purple time, and gone PURPLE CRAZY!!!! check this out....

Stuff: Elise Sugar Nellie (my New Stash)
Coloured with promarkers
DCWV pocketful of posies papers + coredinations cardstock
Flowers and ribbons from stash...

I reckon thats purple enough don't you?
Gone a bit doodle mad on this one again...... I can't help myself!!
Thanks for looking!!
Paula xxx

Whiff Of Joy #63 a recipe

Good Evening....
Well its a while since I entered any challenges, so today I've been on the hunt and I've managed to make 4 cards!!! that really is some sort of a record for me!! think I've found my Mojo finally!!
My first post is my entry into this weeks Whiff of Joy Challenge, which this time is a choice of recipe.
Choose either 4 patterned papers~3 bling~2 flowers
OR 3 patterned papers~2 bling ~ 1 flower

I went with the 4~3~2 option....

Stuff: Whiff of Joy~ Willow with basket
Coloured with promarkers
Papers ~BoBunny Flutter Butter
~ Cosmo Cricket Earth Love
3 x MM glitter brads
flowers and ribbon from stash
LOADS of doodling...
I hope you can make out the glitter on the brads, they don't look very 'blingy' on the pic, but trust me they are!!
Think I might have overdoodled this one.... I do get carried away...
Will be back soon with a couple more cards...
Thanks for looking!!

Saturday, 23 January 2010

Sketch Saturday #87 Sponsored by Kraftin Kimmie stamps.

Hello.... and happy Saturday!!
Time for another Sketch Saturday Sketch, and Jo has done it again!!! another fabulous Sketch!!
I think this one is one of my favourites so far!
Can't get a good pic of this card.... Got fed up with it in the end, I don't think Its getting any better!
Stuff: Belles 'n' Whistles beary big hugs.... (sent in a RAK..mwah ya!)
coloured with watercolours (I know.... my promarkers have fallen out with me!)
Papers MME Pretty please... FREE in this months cardmaking and papercrafts
Flowers and ribbon also RAK gift (xxx)
rest from stash, and handwritten sentiment, and doodling....
Make sure to go visit the Sketch Saturday blog, to see the awesome sketch, and the fabulous work from the rest of the DT...
will be back soon with my very first blog candy...... pop back later....
Paula xx

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Sketch Saturday #86 Sponsored by Emma Lockley

Good Morning!!!
Sorry this is late...AGAIN!! I really must start scheduling these posts when I upload my DT card... this one has been uploaded for nearly 2 weeks!
This week over at Sketch Saturday Jo has designed another amazing sketch for you to follow... I don't know how she keeps coming up with them!!...
And we are being sponsored by my lovely friend and fellow DT member Emma Lockley, who is offering a FAB 'stampin up' punch to one lucky winner...
Here's my DT card for this week....
Image: Lily of the valley(thanks lynsey, I adore it xx)
coloured with promarkers
papers - scraps...
button, ribbon and flowers from stash
bit of faux stitching, handwritten sentiment
We hope you can join us again this week......
Paula xx

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Allsorts Sketch, and Cupcake Crafts girly!

Over at Allsorts there is a fabulous sketch to follow!! its my first time joining in over there, but this sketch was so fab I was hooked!! will add it to my challenge stalking list...:)

I'm also entering this card in to the cupcake crafts challenge, which this week is 'girly' ....

Stuff: Anya (Christmas pressie... thanks Amy, I love her!!!xx)
coloured with promarkers
Papers cosmo cricket Earth Love (can you tell I'm in love with these?)
Flowers, buttons, ribbon from stash
and a bit of doodling...

Thanks for looking!
Paula xxx

Monday, 11 January 2010

Sketch and Stash Challenge 26

Hi Everyone!!

Hope you are all coping okay with the awful UK weather? the snow has started to melt a little here, but we keep having little snow showers which is just turning straight into slush... I think thats worse than the snow and ice!!
We are due more apparently over the next couple of days....sigh!!

Wanted to join in with the sketch and stash challenge this time, as I just LOVED the sketch....

My new stash is: The gorgeous Sugar Nellie stamp, the yummy papers ,and the pearls (all Xmas Pressies).... my neglected stash is the chipboard flower... I bought them AGES ago from hobbycraft... but have only used one out of the pack!!! they come as plain board and you cover them, so i've used papers to match, and sanded the edges.... think I need a little more practice at that though...;)
Thanks for looking.... and look!!!! I used it!!! (thank you, you know who you are!!!! xxxx)

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Sketch Saturday #85 sponsored by Simon Says Stamp

Happy Saturday everyone!!!
WOW how quick did that week go?? So quick that my brain had totally lost what day I was on, and I forgot to post my Sketch Saturday DT card!!!! Sorry Girls!!
This week we are sponsored once again by Simon Says Stamp.... who are offering a Fabulous prize of a £25.00 voucher!!
Heres my card....
Stuff: Dahlia anya (the greeting farm)
coloured with promarkers
papers BG lemonade
handwritten sentiment
rest from stash

Thanks for stopping by....sorry its a short post.... I'm off to write my 100 lines 'must try harder'
Paula xxxx

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Passion For Promarkers Challenge Sketch by Michele

Over at the Passion For Promarkers challenge there is a sketch to follow designed by the lovely Michele... I had to have a go when I saw it, but I can tell you I struggled with it!! few too many layers to cope with!! The PFP DT girls made it look amazing though!!
Heres my effort....

Stuff:Foxy- Sugar Nellie (another Chrimbo gift Thankyou!!)
Coloured with promarkers
Papers Papermania (again!)
Cardstock coredinations
rest from stash...

I noticed last minute that Michele had also set the theme as 'love' I quickly scribbled a 'with love' sentiment in a corner...LOL! hope it counts??
Thanks for looking!!
Paula xxx

Saturday, 2 January 2010

Sugar Bowl Challenge Lilians Sketch

Evening all...

Well I'm entering my first challenge of 2010.... I had some yummy new Sugar Nellie stamps from my MIL and FIL for Christmas (thankyou!!!) and this beauty was the first to be inked up and shown some colour.... you know how I love my Leanne Ellis images!!!

and what better sketch to follow than the amazing one designed by Lilian for the sugar bowl challenge? Lilian also wants us to incorporate something 'New' into our creation... I hope a new stamp, and new papers counts?

Heres my effort....

Stuff: Stamp - Poinsettia girl (Chrimbo gift, thanks MIL and FIL xx)

coloured with promarkers and pencils...

Papers Papermania (Chrimbo Gift, thanks Lynsey xx)
Circle punch

paper flowers and glass beads from stash

I so LOVE this stamp....!!!

Thanks for looking!!

Paula xx

Sketch Saturday #84 Happy New Year!!!!!

HAPPY 2010 EVERYONE....!!!
Hope you all had a fabulous christmas?
Well..... its a new year, and a new Sketch at Sketch Saturday ...this time its Simonnes turn to give Jo a rest, and what a fab sketch shes created!Thanks Simonne!!!
Pop over to Sketch Saturday to see the sketch and the awesome work from the DT.
Heres my card...

stuff: image rosabella sitting -Sandra dry(thanks Sandra she's gorgeous!)
coloured with promarkers and pencils
papers cosmo cricket - earth love
ribbon+gems -chrimbo gift (thanks Sue)
flowers from stash...
sentiment computer generated.
How great is it NOT to have to make christmas cards?? This is my first Birthday card for this year, and its for my niece, I might put her name on it too before I send it.
thanks for visiting!!
Paula xx