Tuesday, February 24, 2009

ABC Challenge

Another first challenge for the ABC blog. The theme is blue and brown only my pictures look rather like black, but honest they are dark brown. I used Clare's sketch on docrafts for the layout. My papers are papermania and of course my new PB stamps, can't resist using them.
The sentiment is Studio G on a small Nestie and some beads from my stash.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Pink Again!

This is a new challenge for me over at Truly Scrumptious. This week is a sketch so I used my new PB stamp with vivid pink background paper (sorry don't know the name) and Cuttlebug Dots embossing folder. The sentiments are Studio G stamps, heart is Sizzlet with Papermania gems. The little flowers are X-cut punch.
Its a lovely day again so thought I would start a little spring clean! Unfortunately or maybe fortunately my vaccum cleaner decided to make a terrible noise and produce an awful smell. Nothing else for it but switch off and put it back in the cupboard. I have phoned the repair
company, they can't come till next Monday so I will just have to content myself with some extra crafting (No, I didn't do it deliberately).

Penny Black Get Well Soon

I hope you all had a great weekend. The weather was certainly spring like here. I love the colours in this card, they are lovely and fresh just like spring. This is from the sketch on Friday sketchers blog. I combined it with the Penny Black challenge and the colour create. Amazing 3 challenges in on card.
I used Papermania backing papers, colour create challenge pink & grey. My new PB stamp with get well sentiment Penny Black challenge. The little hearts are Sizzlets.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Blog candy at Clare's

Guess who has BLOG CANDY up for grabs? Non other than Clare Curd who has reached her 10,000 visitor. Why not pop over and take a look at her blog.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Splashing witzy

This is a last minute effort for Friday Sketchers. I used Little Suzy's Zoo 'Splashing Witzy'. I have had these stamps for a few years now and kind of forgot about them. They are overdue an airing I think. The background I made with an Artemio Magenta stamp. Image and hand written sentiment are mounted on Nesties. my flowers are a mixture of Sizzix, Woodware and X-Cut.

Colour Create Challenge

Red white & blue plus the option of holidays /travel, this is the theme over at colour create this week. This was a bit of a challenge as I don't have any images to do with travel or holidays, so a little improvisation was called for. What do you think? I used Little Suzy's Zoo 'sleeping boof'. I think he is cute. The backing papers were freebies from a mag. my homemade yacht is on Nesties and the sentiment is hand written.

Charisma Cardz Challenge

I have just seen the Charisma Cardz challenge for this week and guess what? my card I uploaded earlier fits the bill perfectly as the theme is HUGS & CUDDLES. What better than to HUG your teddy...

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Challenge card 2

This simple card is from Clare's sketch of the week at Docrafts. I used Little Suzy's Zoo 'sleeping boof' stamp, X-cut small heart punch and sizzix large heart. The background is Cuttlebug Dots.

Penny Black Challenge

It's the middle of the week again, I can't believe it as I still haven't made all the card I set out to this week. Never mind here is my PB entry. I used the Picked for You stamp which I just love. The backing papers are from Papermania and the flower punches are X-cut. The little sentiment is Whispas.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A Lovely New Award

I have received this new award from the lovely Vera over at busybee-vee ( check her blog it is fab). I have to pass this on to 5 other lovely bloggers. Without further ado here goes....

1. Lesley
2. Sue
3. Carol
4. Cathy
5. Samantha

Check their blog for their wonderful creations.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Hubby's Valentine

I hope everyone had a lovely valentine's Day with lots of cards and pressies. I obviously couldn't post this one earlier, but now he has received it here it is. A fairly simple card with plenty of love.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Charisma Cardz Challenge

A lovely challenge this week from Charisma cardz. The theme being Cupcakes I just had to use this PB birthday stamp mounted on good old Nesties and on DCWV backing papers, the little sticker is from Papermania.

Belated Thank You

I have had a little problem with our internet lately and realised I had not posted a big thank you to Penny Black Saturday Challenge for winning the circular card # 33 theme. I was taken aback as I have only recently started this challenge. I love PB stamps and am slowly building up my collection. My prize was from 7 Kids College Fund to spend $15. This was easy I went straight to PB and chose stamps. Now I can't wait to receive them in the post. No card a the moment ro upload possibly later.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

PB challenge, Romance

It's been a freezing day & evening here so I have shut myself away in my craft room and played. I have made this card for the Penny Black challenge, the theme this week is 'romance'. I used DCWV papers and made silver little hearts in a simlar shape from wire. I love this dog image, he is so cute. The green card hasn't really come out its true colour, it is a muted moss green shade.

65th Anniversary Card

I was asked to make a card for a 65th wedding anniversary. That's a long time married and my friend wanted a special card with the number of years on it, but couldn't find one to buy. So this is what I made, I searched the internet to find out what the gem stone is for this year and it happens to be saphire. I hope the couple like the card.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Preparing for Easter

I'm getting out the spring colours and making some Easter cards. I used a small bunny stamp which I think is Anitas (I can't remember as it quite old). The backing papers are DCWV and good old Nestibilities. I used Copic pens to colour the bunnies. My daughter has two rabbits of the same colours called Pippin & Merry. The bottom one is for Clare's Sketch of the Week at docrafts.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Valentine's Day Box

For Clare's Weekly Challenge over at Docrafts I made this box for Valentine's day. Usually I make cards but for a change I thought I would try this box. I got a box maker a while back but haven't really used it much yet, so here is my effort. I used Basicgrey papers, X-cut & Sizzlet hearts. The large heart is embossed with Cuttlebug Dots. I wonder what I will fill it with ... and who will receive it?

Another 2 Challenges

I made this card for the charisma cardz challenge which is 3 different papers, 2 flowers & 1 ribbon and friday sketchers challenge which is the layout I used. I used Sugar Nellie Sitting with Bear stamp and DCWV papers. The flowers are punched, fibres and gems from my stash. The image is coloured with Copic pens. This was a lovely card to make, a pretty image and great papers.

Monday, February 09, 2009

Colour Create Challenge #2

This weeks colour create challenge is peach & aqua. I found this one a little tricky as I didn't have much with these colours in my stash. So here is my effort, I'm not too happy with it. I haven't used this stamp for ages but I don't think the colours do it justice. The MacIntosh image is from S for stamps.

Friday, February 06, 2009


I've been making a few decoupage cards lately with pre-printed images, so for a change I stamped these Funstamp Tulips several times and coloured them with Copic pens. the ovals are Nesties, the heart is X-cut as are the butterflies and the lettering is Sizzlets alphabet. I think I may give this to my Mother-in-Law for Mother's Day.