Saturday, 27 February 2010

Sketch Saturday #92 Sposored by the Craft Barn

Oh, I'm so sorry to the rest of the girls at SS for not posting this earlier...
I do have a perfectly valid reason!
its basically because I'm a muppet, and scheduled it a day late... dont ask!!
Happy Saturday all!!
We have another awesome sketch for you over at Sketch Saturday this week...
Thanks JO!!
Heres my card...
stamp (Belles and Whistles)
Coloured with promarkers and pencils
papers BG origins(OMG I'm in love with these papers!! I know I'm a bit behind!)
and MM just chillin'
ribbon stampin up
Flowers handmade
sentiment handwritten
we are being sponsored this week by the fabulous Craft Barn.... who have offered a yummy prize!!
pop over to Sketch Saturday to see the sketch, the prize, and the AWESOME work from the rest of the team...
its also Emma's last week as a guest with us... thats gone quick!!
have loved all your yummy cards Emma!! xxx
Thanks for looking!!
Paula xxxx

Thursday, 25 February 2010

yellow and pink x 2 (plus one with green too!)

Yoo-hooo, I'm back again!!
I'm here with a couple more cards... (I know!! I don't know what's come over me this week!)
I'm expecting some new goodoes to arrive soon as well, so you're likely to be seeing alot more from me!
I always like the colour challenges, both of these cards were inspired by fab colour schemes...
First up is my Pink and Yellow entry.....
The sketch is from:
Papertake Weekly Passion for Promarkers wanted Tulip yellow and Baby Pink (GORGEOUS) Plus stitching...
I've handstitched quite alot on this card, was so relaxing (till I pricked myself..ouch!)

I'm also entering this for Stamp Something where they want to see 'Spring somethings'

Image: Sarah Kay coloured with promarkers
Papers: mix of BG
Next up is another pink and yellow one... but this time with a bit of green added....
I've followed the Fab Sketch over at:
Sketch & Stash
Penny Black ware asking for Pink, Green and Yellow....(FAB!)
I'm also entering this for Fussy & Fancy who wanted us to 'Dazzle them' I've used 2 VERY dazzling crystals... (although the piccy doesn't do them justice!)

Image 'crush' penny black Colored with promarkers
Papers BG and MME
Ribbon Stampin up

This stamp is the first stamp I EVER bought, and has been VERY neglected!! but I do adore this lil doggy!! I've handmade the flower using a circle punch.... think I need a bit more practice... lol!

Thanks for looking!!!
Paula xxxx

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Vintage (or at least my version of it!!)

Over at Simon Says Stamp challenge this week they are asking for a vintage project, with flowers...
I've got to be honest, I don't really 'do' vintage, but really wanted to challenge myself (thats the point right?)
I followed the fabulous sketch over at Paper Play

and I'm also entering this card at Stamp With Fun where the theme is 'stitch'

stuff: Sarah Kay stamp (Roses garden)
coloured with promarkers and pencils
Papermania vintage and BG lemonade papers
Flowers are Woodware and Prima

hand stitching and doodles...

I'm not even sure if this is vintage?... but I'm going with it....
Not sure I'll be trying this again...took too blooming long!!

Thanks for looking!!
Paula xx

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Red, White, Chocolate and Pink...

Good Morning!!!
My little man has gone back to school today, so its craft time!!
Here's a card thats a bit different for me...
Its an Anniversary card for my Mum and Dad in law... and I didnt think they'd want anything fussy... although I have to say, I do like it...
sorry the piccy is really dark, its so gloomy here today :(
I'm entering this into the following challenges....
Colour Create : Red /White /Chocolate /Pink
And quite by accident, they also have an 'optional extra' which is Hearts and Silver.... wohooo, don't you love it when that happens?!
Sophisticats : Embossing
Cute Card Thursday : Metal Mania

Stuff: Rachael Anne Miller stamp (Prickly love)
Coloured with promarkers
Card stock Coredinations
Embossed with fiskars embossing plate
Sentiment computer generated
rest from stash...

I've had this stamp for AAAAAAAAGES, and its the very first time I've used it...
I'm SO proud of myself today ;)

Hope to be back soon with more offerings....

Thanks for looking!!


Sunday, 21 February 2010

Two days in a row.....

Evening everyone... Thanks to all who've commented on my previous post! xx
I'm back again with another card... Haven't been quite as productive today, but I do have a couple of images coloured watch this space!!
I've followed the fab sketch from Heidi over at Moving along with the times

There is also a theme of 'MUM'

And I'm also entering this for the following challenges:

Allsorts : Tag, Ticket or Label

Pile it on : Flowers

Secret Crafter : Mothers day

Heres my card...

Stuff: Windswept (Sugar Nellie)
Coloured with promarkers
Papers MME pretty please
Rest from stash
Handwritten sentiment

I'm doing really well at using all my older stamps... Its a shame to leave them all packed away... especially when they are so beautiful!!
plus I will feel MUCH better when I buy new stash, knowing that I'm not neglecting my old stuff ;)

Thanks for looking!!
Paula xxxx

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Pink and spotty....

Good Evening all....
I think my mojo is slowly returning...phew!!
HOWEVER.... its come back with all sorts of bonkers ideas... I'm not a pink girly... but you wouldn't think it from these 2 cards!!!
I'm entering a few challenges with these....
First up a seriously PINK creation....
I'm entering this for...
Create 4 fun ; Sketch (oops.. missed the deadline for this one)
Totally Papercrafts ; Lots of Spots (waves at the girls)
Passion for Promarkers ; Buttons and Bows
Pink Elephant ; ribbon
Stuff: Anya Dahlia
Coloured with promarkers
Papers MM just chillin'
sentiment cuddly buddly
ribbon american crafts
Rest from stash
Next up a simple card... a new thing for me....
I'm entering this into.....

Sophisticats ; Stitching
Cupcake Crafts ; Keep it simple
Kaboodle doodles ; Spots and Stripes

Stuff: Sugar Nellie stamp

Coloured with promarkers

Papers MM Just chillin'

Ribbon stampin up

Faux stitching

Wow thats more challenges than i'd normally enter in a month!!

Hope to be back tomorrow with some more stuff to share....

Thanks for looking

Paula xxxx

Sketch Saturday #91 ...

Good morning!!
Happy Saturday...
Over at Sketch Saturday this week we have another gorgeous Sketch for you to follow...
and a fantastic prize from stamp and create
pop over to see the sketch, the fantastic creations from the DT and GDT...
heres mine...
stuff: Between (free from mos pcp group)
coloured with promarkers
papers mm just chillin'
flowers made using xcut punch
buttons from stash
handwritten sentiments

Hope you all have a good weekend....


Friday, 19 February 2010

Sugar bowl Tiets' sketch

Good afternoon!!!
There is an AWESOME sketch by Tiets over at the Sugar Bowl
this was just the inspiration I needed to get me out of my NO MOJO phase...
Tiets has also asked for:
3 flowers
2 brads
and 1 button... those.....
Heres my card.......
Image: Scattering love (Sugar Nellie)... only the second time i've ever inked this beauty up....really need to use my old stamps more and stop drooling over new ones....
I've coloured her with promarkers....
Papers are MM just chillin' and cosmo cricket earth love....
rest from stash...
Handwritten sentiment...
Thanks for looking....

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Sketch Saturday week #90....

Good morning.....
I can't believe its Saturday already, and I havent posted, yet again for a whole week... Am going to try really hard to post more often...
Anyhoo... as its saturday, it means we have another fabulous
sketch for you over at sketch saturday! I LOVE this sketch from Jo...its one of my favourites!
Heres my card....
Stuff: Stamp (sugar nellie)
Coloured with promarkers
Papers MM just chillin'
coerdinations card stock
ribbon 'flower' made myself using stampin up ribbon
sentiment (cuddly buddly)
eyelets MM
rest from stash....
Its ages since I've used eyelets... quite enjoyed having a good hammer!!
Thanks for looking!!
Paula xxxx

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Sketch Saturday *89 Rias DT week

Good morning all!!
And Happy Saturday!!
This week over at Sketch Saturday its the lovely Rias turn to provide a sketch for us... and a beauty it is too!!!
Thanks Ria xxx
Our guest designer for this month is the FABULOUS Emma!! great to have you join us honey!!
heres my card...
stuff: stamp ~ gorjuss girl (sugar nellie)
coloured with promarkers
flourish stamp ~pollycraft
papers MM
ribbon ~ victorian prints (hobbycraft)
pearls and flowers from stash
little bit of doodling...
Hope you can join in with us this week.....
Thanks for looking!!
Paula xxx

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Candy Winner....

Good afternoon!!!
I'm so sorry I'm late in announcing the winner of my blog candy...
I totally forgot that I had set an announcement time!!!
anyway, without further ado....
The winner picked at random is:
please could you email me with your address so I can get your goodies on their way to you...
(Email address in my profile)
Thanks to everyone who entered!!

Monday, 1 February 2010

A little Mini Candy.....

Good evening!!
I thought I'd offer a little bit of Candy to celebrate a few things.....
I know I'm late in celebrating this one, but my first reason for celebrating is being offered a DT position at Sketch Saturday...{okay I've been on the team since October, but you all know I'm a bit slow...}
This really is SUCH a big deal to me, and I still sometimes have to pinch myself to make sure its real!!
And then this last week I've been in the top 5 at the Passion for Promarkers, AND Allsorts challenges (how cool is that?)
I want to thank everyone who has become a follower of my little blog, and those who take the time to comment... especially as I don't post all that often (so theres not much to see!) and I'm awful at returning comments....
It means so much!!
right, thats the sentimental stuff out of the way, we all know why you are here ;)
What can you win.....?
its only a MINI Candy, but heres what you'll get:
{sorry for the poor piccy!}
1 x Cosmo Cricket mini deck papers ~ Nutmeg
2 x Sugar Nellie stamps:
~Gorjuss {Guardian Angel}
~ Diane Duda {frog prince}
At least 12 metres of ribbon in pumpkin and burgundy.
SOOOOOOOO..... what do you have to do to be in with a chance of winning?
we all know the routine by now....
Leave me a comment, and link to me in your sidebar....
thats it!.....
I will end the draw on the 1st Feb at 11:00pm GMT
and a winner picked at random, will be announced around 10.00am on the 2nd Feb....
Good luck everyone!!