Tuesday, March 31, 2009

My prize stamps

I had a card published this month in Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine which I posted earlier. To my surprise I received these country Companion stamps from the mag, so I just had to try them out. They are little cuties. I coloured them with Copic pens and mounted them on Nesties. The little boy mouse has DCWV backing papers.

Unfortunately I can't recall where I got the papers for the girl mouse card as I've had them for years, The flowers are various punches and the stitching is sewn by hand.

Mojo Monday challenge

Our friends have just become first time grandparents, so I used the Mojo Monday sketch to create my card. I used the Daisy & Dandelion Candyfloss stamp. I coloured the rabbit with Copic pens in delicate shades. My sentiment is cut out in Nesties and decorated with pink gems and X-cut hearts. The backing paper is Chick-a-Dee and Cuttlebug Dots embossing folder. and ribbon is Forever In Time.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Thank You Award

I have been given this award by Sue. I really appreciate her kind thought. Pop over and have a look at her lovely creations. I am passing it along to Vera, Ruth, Joey and Sue. I would love to extend this to everyone who leaves kind comments and encouragement on my blog, you are welcome to take it.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

30th Birthday

I can't believe it but today is my daughter's 30th birthday. I still don't feel old enough to have a daughter of this age. It just seems like yesterday she was born and now here she is expecting her first baby in September. The above card is the one I have made for her special birthday. I wanted something a little different and sophisicated. I hope I have achieved this so please leave any comments. I used papers by Heidi Grace and cut out the numbers in pearlised card and placed them in a Nestie circle. The goblets are Sizzix and various flower punches.
We are now getting ready to go off to Laura's party.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Parents to Be

This is a very special card for my daughter and son-in-law. They have just announced that they are expecting a baby in September. This will be our first grandchild so we are thrilled to bits. I just had to make a card to congratulate them.
I used one of the new Daisy & Dandylion stamps. I think this rabbit is marshmalow. My daughter is fond of rabbits and has 2 called Pippin and Merry.the backing paper is Papermania.

Teed Up

It's a bright day here today but still rather cold and windy, at least its dry.

I made this card using the mojo monday sketch and used the Penny Black teed up stamp. The PB saturday challenge is doodling so I have doodled around the image and background. I also used the colour combination from colour create which is navy, turquoise and lime and the added twist is no patterned papers.

I used PB teed up stamp, Cuttlebug dots embossing folder, the rest is from my stash.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Sugar Nellie, picking apples

This is a beautiful Sugar Nellie stamp. She is a pleasure to colour. I used Copic pens (still only a limited selection in my stash). This card fits 3 criteria 1. charisma cardz which is the sketch I have used, 2. Clare's weekly challenge on docrafts which is a girlie card and 3. cute card Thursday which is to have something torn, 2 papers,and only 4 embellishments. The lilac colours has not come out too well in the photograph, may try to picture it in natural light tomorrow.
I'm having an early night tonight as we were up at 4.00am to take my son to the airport this morning. Tiredness has now caught up with me, I will post more cards tomorrow.

My cards in a Mag

I sent a copy of the card I made using the free stamps from Cardmaking and Papercraft mag to them. I didnt realise till I was reading through the mag my card had been published. I am so pleased, like a school kid full of excitement when you get a gold star. Just thought I would share this. The colours shown are stronger than they are in reality. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Fantastic candy to be won

Jennifer over at Phoenix Crafts has candy on offer for her 1 year blogaversary, she has lots of goodies to give away on April 12th. Why not pop along and see her blog.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Mojo Monday #78

I hope everyone is enjoying this Spring weather. I feel so much better when the sun comes out.
This card is for the Mojo Monday sketch. I used free papers in Creativity Life mag with a little Claire's stamp I got at the SECC the other week. This is its first airing so tell me what you think.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Heart Bubbles

I had intended this card to be for 3 challenges then realised I had made a mistake with one of the instructions (silly me). The first is Penny Black Saturday challenge which is the sketch I used, the second is the Colour Create challenge using red and green with the addition of wings. The third would have been the challenge for Basic Grey which was 'no corners' but I forgot to round the corner of my background papers. I had it all stuck down when I noticed.
I used PB stamp with Nesties. The dragon fly is a free stamp which is on vellum and little hearts placed along the body. The background papers are Basic Grey.

Friday Sketchers card

For Friday sketchers challenge this week I have used a stamp that has adorned my shelf for a number of years. It has always been a favourite of mine although it hasn't been used for some time. It is a Stampendous Beatrix Potter stamp. I coloured it with Copic pens and cut it with nesties. The background papers are Papermania with a variety of flower punches.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Golden Anniversary Card

A quick simple card for a Golden Wedding Anniversary. I had forfgotten to make his card so it had to be quick. I used Cuttlebug Swirls embossing folder with a free stamp from Craft Stamper a long time ago. I added Stickles to the little roses and added ribbon and sentiment. Now off to make the post.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Friday the 13th and all is well. I don't really believe in all these old superstitions.

my cards for today are for the sketch for Mojo Monday which is below...

I made this a guys card so it fts in wth the Charisma cardz challenge too. I used a Forever Friends stamp with circle Nesties and Papermania papers.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Colour Create Challenge

Back again. My effort for Colour create this week is an Easter basket. The colour combo is orange , yellow & green, the subject is NOT a card. After a lot of thought I finally made this. The image is from Little Susie's Zoo on circle Nesties, label Nesties for the Easter message and various flower punches.

I made this card for Clare Curd's challenges on Docrafts. I used her sketch and the addition of a sentiment on the card. Its a fairly simple card with a background of Cuttlebug Dots, a PB image coloured with Copic pens, Papermania sentiment and X-cut hearts.

Makes my Heart Smile Award

I have been given this lovely award from Lesley . I appreciate her kind thought of giving me this. Pop over to see her cards, she is aways creating something new.

So, here’s how it works:
1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3. Nominate 10 blogs.
4. Put links to their blogs.
5. Leave a message for your nominees.
So in no particular order. ....and this was a really really tough choice as all ur blogs are wonderful and provide so much inspiration..they are