I made this card for my friend, who is celebrating her 40th birthday. I was sent this image a little while ago but I'm really sorry I've forgotten who by and I coloured it with my pro-markers. The gorgeous and very bright dp is by s.e.i. and the sentiment was done on my pc. The adhesive stones are by PM. I love the wording on this stamped image, it's so funny (I hope my friend sees the funny side too haha!) Thanks for looking
Saturday, 31 January 2009
This card was made for my brother-in-law's birthday earlier in the week. I stamped the paper nation image and coloured him with my pro-markers, I also added white highlights to the pint glass with a white gel pen. The plain black cs is from the papermill shop and all other dp is by DCWV. The black ribbon is from my stash. The sentiment was done on the pc and cut out with a woodware paper punch. The adhesive stones are PM. Thanks for looking.
Friday, 30 January 2009
I made this card for a friend's birthday. The my time to craft challenge is 'a little bit of sunshine' and the stamp something challenge this week is 'summer in winter'. I decided this card was bright and cheery enough for both these challenges. I stamped the personal impressions image and coloured it with my pro-markers. The plain yellow cs is from the papermill shop and the glittery dp is by DCWV. The oval sentiment is from craftwork cards and the adhesive stones are PM. I used my SU paper punch to cut out the three small circles. The small sentiment in the centre of the flower is from the SU circle of friendship stamp set that I got from Jules. Thanks for looking.
Thursday, 29 January 2009
I made this card for my brother-in-law's birthday. I used the OCCC sketch for this week and the SCSC was a recipe '1 image, 2 papers and 3 embellishments. I stamped the FF image and coloured it with my pro-markers. The gorgeous dp is from the basic grey granola paper pad. The sentiment was done on the pc and the brads are from my stash. The circles on the dp have been highlighted with stickles (I hope stickles is counted as an embellishment) and the ribbon is also from my stash. Thanks for looking.
Wednesday, 28 January 2009
I made this card for a friend in work and used the sketch from this week's crafty muse challenge. I stamped the Missy B designs stamp (which I bought from dies to die for) and coloured him with my pro-markers. The plain cs is from the papermill shop and the dp is by 3 bugs in a rug. The sentiment is by hero arts and the brads are from my stash. The adhesive gems are from QVC. Thanks for looking.
Tuesday, 27 January 2009
I have again combined 3 challenges with this card (sorry if that offends but it's my only way of completing them all). The LOTV challenge is 'valentine', charisma cardz is 'love' and the OSCC is 'charmed'. I stamped the elzybells image (from the new valentine clear set s-moo-ches) and lightly coloured him with my pro-markers. The sentiment is also from the same elzybells clear set of stamps. The dp is all from the PM scrumptious paper pad and I punched the hearts with my x-cut punch. The charm was from my stash (honestly I've had it so long I can't remember where I got it from) and I just tied it with some white thread, that I probably got from woolworths (so sad, I loved woolies). I punched out the stamped image with my woodware scalloped oval paper punch. Thanks for looking.
Sunday, 25 January 2009
This is my card for this week's mojo sketch challenge. I used a forever friends image and coloured it with my pro-markers. The dp is by pebbles inc and the pink and black cs is from the papermill shop. I used a woodward large scallop circle punch and handcut the smaller circle (I need to get me some round nesties!!). I used the elzybells heart stamp from the s-moo-ches valentine clear set and used a pink brilliance ink pad. I also stamped some dots using my large SU background stamp with brilliance ink on the long pink panel. It's hard to tell in the photo but in real life the ink shimmers, it's really yummy ink. The sentiment is again an elzybells stamp that I only stamped part of. Thanks for looking.
I've again combined three challenges with this card. The forever friends challenge is 'ribbon', A spoonful of sugar challenge is 'oh baby' and the sketch saturday is obviously a sketch. I used my forever friends stamp and coloured it in with my pro-markers. I attempted to hand draw a brick wall behind the bear but not too sure if I pulled it off! The dp is from a paper pack but I can't remember where I got it as I only had a couple of pieces left. The beige and navy cs is bazzill bling and I used my fiskars threading water paper punch on the beige cs. The ribbon is by american crafts and the buttons are doodlebug. The sentiment is by verve. Thanks for looking.
Saturday, 24 January 2009
This is my card for this week's papertake challenge which is '3 shapes on your card'. I counted my image rectangle as one shape, the squares as another and the message oval as the third. I stamped the image by creative impressions and coloured it with my pro-markers. The dp is by buzzcraft and all the cs is from the papermill shop. The oval message is from craftwork cards. Thanks for looking.
Friday, 23 January 2009
I'm running extremely late with my challenges this week, but better late than never!! This week's PB challenge is 'let's get dotty', the SCSC is 'hearts' and the cupcake challenge is a sketch. I used my new PB stamp and coloured it with pro-markers. The dotty dp is by rob and bob, the black cs is from the papermill shop and the grey cs is by DCWV. The ribbon was cut out of an old top (waste not want not hehe!). The adhesive stones are PM. I'm really happy with this card, hope you like it too. Thanks for looking.
This is my card for this week's sketch saturday challenge. I made this card to give to my parents for their anniversary, which was earlier in the week. I stamped the really cute image by inkadinkado and coloured it with my pro-markers. The large panel of dp is by imagination project, the green dp is by doodlebug and the orange floral dp is by SU. The flowers are from my stash and the gems are from the papermill shop. The sticky ribbon is Anita's. The decorative edge on the orange dp was done with the fiskars threading water paper punch. Thanks for looking.
Thursday, 22 January 2009
This is my card for this week's friday sketchers challenge. It was my parents anniversary yesterday and this is the card I made for my kids to give to them. I stamped the stamping bella image and coloured it with my pro-markers. All the dp is from the PM scrumptious 6x6 paper pad and the flourish is hand drawn with my pink pro-marker. I added PM adhesive stones for a bit of added bling and the flowers and button are from my stash. The sentiment is by elzybells (it actually says love is in the air but I only inked up the 'love' part). Sorry I didn't pop on last night but I actually had a night out with my friends from work - it was a great laugh and I ate too much, but I had a fab time. Thanks for looking.
Tuesday, 20 January 2009
The lily of the valley challenge this week was a sketch by Donaldo. I used my new WOJ party animal stamp and coloured him with my pro-markers. The green dp is by imaginisce, the blue metallic cs is by DCWV and the patterned cs is also by DCWV from the glitter stack. The ric-rac is sticky ribbon by anita's, the clear button is SU with green dp behind it and the thread is from my stash. I always print off the sketches for all the challenges and keep them for reference but unfortunately this sketch didn't print out too well and I didn't notice the three dots on the top and bottom of the blue panel, so I missed them off, hope this is ok!! Thanks for looking.
Monday, 19 January 2009
I've received more lovely awards from some very talented fellow crafters. I am so touched that you have thought of little old me!!
Michelle kindly gave me the One Lovely Blog Award and the The Marie Antoinette - a Real Person, a Real Award. Thanks so much Michelle.
Vicki also kindly gave me the One Lovely Blog Award, the Marie Antoinette - a Real Person, a Real Award and the Encouraged Award along with a Your Blog is Fabulous Award (which I was lucky to receive a little while ago.
I also would like to thank Olenka for giving me the Kreative Blog Award, which I again was lucky enough to get a little while ago, but Olenka is in Florida and checks on my blog every day and I wanted to say a special thank you and hello to her.
I now have to think of 7 other super talented bloggers to pass these lovely awards to, here goes...
I know some of you may have already had one (or more) of these awards, and I'm sorry if you have but I love your blogs and just wanted you to know. Have a great evening. Thanks for looking.
Saturday, 17 January 2009
One of the doctors at our hospital has recently been awarded an OBE by the Queen, so we decided to make him a congratulations card. I found a copyright free image of the medal on the internet and printed it out onto white card. I used dp by DCWV and black cs from the papermill shop. The sentiment was done on my pc and the adhesive stones are PM. I'm sure this will be the only OBE card that he will receive! Thanks for looking.
Friday, 16 January 2009
This is my entry for this week's sketch saturday challenge which is obviously a sketch and the dutch dare challenge which is 'green, blue and brown'. I stamped the CC designs image and coloured him with my pro-markers. The plain dp is from a paper pack from QVC, the brown cs is bazzill bling, the blue dotty cs is bazzill swiss dots, the green cs is from the papermill shop and the brown patterned dp is by buzzcraft. The buttons are from my stash and the sentiment is also CC designs. I really liked this sketch and will definitely use it again. Thanks for looking.
Thursday, 15 January 2009
I don't make ATC's very often but I am trying to do them more as they are so quick to make and look great as a topper if you've not got anyone to swap with. I made this ATC for the penny black challenge which this week is 'pink and brown', the secret crafter saturday challenge is 'anything but a card' and the mojo monday challenge is a sketch as usual. I used a penny black stickeroo which is super cute and great for a baby card. The dp is by creative imaginations, the brown cs is bazzill bling and the pink cs is from the papermill shop. The flower brads are from my stash (to be honest as soon as I get my brads, buttons, ribbons etc I open the packets and put them away in organisers so I can rarely remember where I got them from). The scallop circle was punched out with my marvy paper punch. All the edges were inked with a cat's eye chalk ink pad. Sorry for the poor pic but due to the reflection from the stickeroo it was really hard to photograph. Thanks for looking.
Wednesday, 14 January 2009
Again this card covers 4 challenges, I know a lot of you don't like combining challenges but if I didn't I wouldn't get to put a card forward to as many challenges as I like. Anywho this week's stamp something challenge is 'no stamping allowed', the OCC challenge is '2 shades of blue and a neutral colour', the dutch dare challenge is 'at least 3 triangles on your card' and the LOTV challenge is 'anything goes'. I began by printing a copyright free picture from the internet of a bellydancer (customer request) and matted it onto a piece of white card, it's hard to tell but I also highlighted some areas with stickles. The light blue dp is from a paper pad I got ages ago from QVC and the blue spotty dp is bazzill swiss dots. The flowers and brads are from my stash and the sentiments were done on the pc. The white faux stitching was done with a white gel pen. For the triangles I cut 2 scallop squares with my marvy punch and then just cut them in half - simple. Thanks for looking.
Monday, 12 January 2009
This week's MTTC challenge is 'food, glorious food' and the OSCC is 'take a punch'. I used a download from Pollycraft called Benji's Birthday and coloured him with my pro-markers. The dp is double-sided and is by 3 bugs in a rug. The lime dp is from the papermill shop. The adhesive dots are from a kit from QVC and the sentiment was done on my pc. I used my marvy punches for the square scallop that the sentiment is on and the circles that the small cupcakes are on. By the way the small cupcakes are a stamp by Westwater Enterprises which I stamped three times and cut out and added to my card with foam pads. Thanks for looking.
This is the card I made for this week's ASFOS challenge #33 which was a sketch. It also fits the bill for Charisma Cardz challenge #1, which is to use pink. I used (again) an image by Leanne Ellis for Sugar Nellie Stamps and coloured her with my pro-markers. I used brown bazzill bling cs and the patterned cs was originally plain gingham from my stash but I randomly stamped the elzybells small flower image all over in sepia versafine ink. The sentiment was done on my pc and the name was done with see-d's alphabet stamps. The flowers with cut with x-cut flower punches in two different sizes and the ric-rac ribbon is from my stash. It's hard to tell because the photo is so dark but I added stickles to the centres of the all the stamped flowers. Thanks for looking.
This is my card for this week's Cute Card Thursday, which is to use something you got for Christmas and also the sketch for Friday Sketchers. Well I treated myself, with my Christmas money to some of the gorgeous Leanne Ellis designs for Sugar Nellie Stamps and this one is called Blossom. I coloured her with my pro-markers and added highlights with a white gel pen. The very yummy dp is by imagination project and the green dp is from double sided paper by s.e.i. The orange ric-rac and flowers are from my stash. The heart pin is from ebay and the ribbon bow is from ideal world (a very long time ago) and the adhesive dots are from a kit from QVC. The sentiment was done on my pc. I'm sorry the photo is so dark but it was very murky here this morning. Thanks for looking.
Saturday, 10 January 2009
This week's crafty muse challenge is 'something new' and as I hadn't used my crafty muse download I thought this would be the ideal opportunity. Not too sure if I too late for this challenge but fingers crossed I'm just in time. I printed out the guitar boy and coloured him with my pro-markers. The plain cs is from the papermill shop. The red dp is by craft creations and the patterned dp is a scrap from my stash. The sentiment was done on my pc. Thanks for looking.
Friday, 9 January 2009
Kath at All That Glitter is offering some amazing candy, there is so much to win. Just leave a comment on what you think Santa brought her for Christmas and a link on your blog. You need to be quick as it ends at midnight (GMT) January 10th 2009. Thanks for looking.
This is my card for this week's one stop craft challenge #10, which this week was a simple sketch, but you had to use buttons or brads as well. I was asked to make a card for a 60th birthday and as you can see I've kept it fairly simple as it is for a man. I stamped the jolly nation rugby man and coloured him with pro-markers. The papers are from the BG granola paper pad and the sentiment was done on my pc. The buttons are from my stash. Thanks for looking.