Tuesday, June 30, 2009

My First Tilda

This is my first Tilda card. I finally bought this stamp when I was in Perth at Stampaholics craft shop. It is a lovely image to colour. I have used the sketch from Just Magnolia (now that I can enter the challenge). The colours are from the Colour Create challenge which are Pistachio green, aqua and powder pink with the addition of buttons.
I used Tilda stamp, Copic pens, Nesties, Cuttlebug dots, sizzlets alphabet, buttons, raffia, ribbon and papers from my stash.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Hope you all had a great weekend. Unfortunately it is back to work and it was a very busy day. So I decided to post this before doing some housework. I made this card using Friday sketchers sketch and it also fits the Copic challenge of Mauve, jade and sugar pink. An added extra challenge which will be Charisma cards where anything goes. I used a gorjuss girl image kindly given to me by Vee.

I used Copic pens B00, RV02 & V12, Gorjuss girl image, Nesties, cuttlebug embossing folder, Personal Impressions Cherry Blossom image, Woodware flower punches and liquid pearls.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Dad's Day

A quick post with the card I made hubby for Father's day. A fun card with a stamp of Tigger I got on holiday in Wales for £1, a great buy. Not much to this card, I used Nesties, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Copics,Sizzlets alphabet and the papers are from my stash.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Truly Scrumptious

I am really excited about this card as I am the guest designer for the truly scrumptious challenge. The theme is to use this sketch with your 'neglected stash'. I'm sure we all have plenty of that in our cupboards.

I used my very first rubber stamp for this card. My husband bought me a beginners kit for Christmas a number of years ago after my friend Maureen had introduced me to heat embossing. It was a Funstamps kit which included this stamp called 'bubbly clown'. I have not used it for ages. Now it is out the cupboard I think he will be used more frequently as I really enjoyed colouring him with my copic pens.

I used Funstamps 'Bubbly clown' stamp, Cuttlebug Dots embossing folder, copic pens, McGill leaf punch & Woodware flower punches.

Pop over to truly scrumptious and see the fabulous design team cards. There is lots of inspiration to be had.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


Another card from me tonight. A quick post then off to sort out work clothes and things for tomorrow.
This card is for Winter Wonderland challenge which is Blue Christmas and I have used Mojo Mondays sketch.
I used PB image, Sizzlets alphabet, Nesties, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Copic pens, Trimcraft paper, Glossy Accents on the bobbles & PM ribbon.

Challenges Galore

I can't believe I have managed to fit so many challenges into one card. Five to be exact!!! Firstly I used the sketch from Friday Sketchers and a great sketch it is too. I managed to incorporate the Penny Black challenge which is Embossing and Cute card Thursday's 'Tag, your it'. My colours are from the choice at Colour Create which were the scrummy strawberry, raspberry, kiwi, tangerine and blackberry. Finally a little bling from Charisma Cardz which has a theme on Diamonds are a girls best friend.
I used Penny Black image Buzz in the Air, Cuttlebug Dots, Woodware flower punch, Nesties oval, Whispas sentiments, McGill leaf punch, Paper by Paper Adventures primavera stripes, copic pens and Papermania gems.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Winter Wonderland

I thought I would do a little card for the Winter Wonderland blog. It was a nice change of theme and I enjoyed using my newish PB stamp, (I've only used it once).
This mornng I need to get the rest of father's day presents so off to Stirling for the day.
I used PB Snow Joy stamp. Trimcraft papers, Nesties, Copic pens Stickles and liquid pearls.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Friday sketchers challenge

Another post from me tonight, this time for the Friday sketchers challenge.
I enoyed this sketch because of its simplicity. I feel I could use it for so many cards and probably will. This time I have resisted the cute and cuddly images and went flowery.
I used Nesties, Cuttlebug Dots, Personal Impressions cherry Blossom stamp, Little Claire designs flower stamp, Copic Pens, PM & craft creation papers, McGill leaf punch, Woodware & X-Cut butterfies, liquid pearl and stickles.


It was a terribly wet day here and I got soaked coming home from work. So it was a great day to make cards this afternoon. I managed to make this card for two challenges. It is Penny Black's 1st birthday and the theme is celebrations. So my card is for a wedding anniversary. I used the sketch from Mojo Monday but with a little twist.

I used PB hedgies stamp, Nesties, Woodware punch, Studio G sentiments, Copic pens and PM floral paper.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Mmm Cherries

Back from the shopping and another quick post before I prepare dinner and then back to my dad's in the evening.
This card is for three challenges 1. Charisma cards - something yummy, 2. Truly Scrumptious - their sketch and 3. House Mouse - red, white and blue.
I love this stamp I bought it a few years ago in a sale and it is so good for male cards.
I used House Mouse Cherries Jubilee stamp, HOTP paper, Cuttlebug Dots, Nesties circles,Copic pens, Sizzlets alphabet and liquid pearls.

A Very Quick Card

I made this card very quickly so that I could enter it into the Penny Black Challenge. I am posting this then off to do my dad's shopping. Fridays are always a busy day for me. This card also fits the Colour Create challenge of Blush pink, lilac and mossy green with diecuts, and the Cute Card Thursday Quotations. I used PB critter party hedgehog (I love those little critters), Copic pens, Nesties labels and ovals, X-cut and Woodware flower punches, McGill leaf punch, Rub on quote and I'm affraid the paper is unknown. Oh! and liquid pearls.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Guest Designer

I have great news. I have won the prize on the Truly Scrumptious challenge blog to be their first guest designer for the next 4 challenges. I am so excited and nervous all at the same time. I just hope I don't disappoint everyone. I have been given a button to display on my blog.
I will be back later hopefully with a card. I need to wait till hubby photographs it later. He is studying just now for an exam tomorrow so I don't want to disturb him at the moment. I suppose I should really learn how to take the pictures myself but his camera is rather complicated.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Love Libby

Another lovely day here. I have just cut the grass and tidied the garden. So some time now to blog. I made this card last night for the Mojo Monday challenge. The colours have not quite come out true in the pictures. It is a deep lilac shade but it looks rather blue here.
I used Cuttlebug swirls, Nesties, Studio G sentiment, Libby Digital image, All Night Media chalks, Copic pens, Sizzix & X-Cut heart punches and papers unknown from my stash.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Just Gorguss

Good evening all, it is getting past my bedtime so this is a quick post. I made this with the Friday sketchers sketch and the colours for charisma cards which are Pink and Brown.
I used one of the Gorjuss girl images my friend Vee gave me, Nesties, Copic pens,papers by Daisy Bucket Designs, Whispas sentiment, X-Cut and Woohdware flowers and Liquid Pearls.
It's time for me to make the sandwiches for tomorrows lunches and get ready for bed. I will post again tomorrow.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Forever Friends baby

I hope everyone is having a good weekend. I am posting this quickly then off to my Dad's to plant up more of his garden.
I made this for my neighbours new baby born on Friday. i have made to the Mojo Monday sketch and also it is suited to Cute Card Thursday which is punch and nip.
I used Forever Friends stamped image (thanks Vee), papers from my stash, Nesties ovals and labels, Woodware butterfly punch, Papermania gems, Liquid pearls and Copic pens.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Last minute card

I have finally made a card this week. The weather has been so good I couldn't bear to be indoors. Today was a little more overcast so I took advantage and did a little housework and craft. I hope I'm not too late for the Friday sketchers challenge. I enjoyed this sketch and even adapted it for the truly scrumptious challenge of more than one fold.

Materials used are - Forever friends stamp, Copic pens, circle & scallop Nesties, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Sizzix stars & letters, K & Co papers.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

No cards Yet

Sorry no cards at the moment. The weather is so good just now and I am in the garden tidying up and planting some flowers. I thought I would take the chance as the weather has to change tomorrow and be a lot colder again. It was too good to last. I really enjoy the warm weather and spending time in the garden. I shall get back later to blog hop.