Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Lots of Love

My niece's birthday is next month while we are on holiday, so I made this card in preparation.
I made this card using the Saturday sketch with Penny Black image heres my heart, Copics/Promarkers, DCWV papers, Martha Stewart doile punch, Woodware & X-cut flower punches, Sizzlets heart and alphabet, PM sentiment, Stickles and the rest from my stash.
I am entering this card into the following challenges -
C.R.A.F.T. - pink & brown
Sew Many Challenges - anything goes
Penny B friends Saturday challenge - 3 flowers, 2 buttons, 1 bow
Die Cut Dreams - make your own flowers

Monday, April 26, 2010

#1 Top Spot Prairie Fairy

Amazingly my lighthouse card has earned me #1 Top Spot on the Prairie Fairy Challenge. I was so excited as I got to choose 3 images. I hope to have a card soon. I have a days holiday from work on Wednesday and intend to have a crafty day.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Rach's blog candy

Rach has this delish candy up for grabs. Pop over to have a look at her beautiful blog and cards. The candy is open till the 2nd of May.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Lighthouse card

I've had a great playtime today. I made this card for my Dad's birthday. He is difficult to make a card for as he does not have any hobbies so when I saw this freebie on the Tiddly Inks blog I new it would be perfect.
I used this image from Tiddly Inks, promarkers/copics, Nesties, Liquid Pearls, papers are Linda Maron blue linen wash & Francis Meyer baby boy soft stripes.
I am entering this card into the following challenges -
Tiddly Inks - 1st challenge, anything goes
Quixotic challenge - make a splash
Prairie Fairy - eyelets & string


Well folks it is a lovely day here today, but it is still cold. Jackets are still a must and this morning gloves were essential but at least the sun is shining.
I was at my friends Vee on Friday night and she gave me this fantastic image, so I coloured it with Promarkers. I love this image and the colours.
I used Penny Black image, Promarkers, Glossy Accents on the poppies, Martha Stewart punc, DCWV papers, small Nestie circle and Sizzlets alphabet.
I am entering this card into the following challenges -

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Emma's birthday card

I was asked to make a card for a little girl, so I wanted it to be pretty and sparkly.
I used the Gorjuss Girls bumble bee image that Mandy gave me in her candy. The sketch is the one I made for Vee's Sketchpad. My other ingredients are Promarkers/Copics, Nesties, X-cut flower punch, DCVW papers, Martha Stewart punch, Sizzlets letters, liquid Pearls and Stickles.

Monday, April 19, 2010

I hope you all had a lovely weekend. Mine was busy and just flew past. I have a finally put together a card.
I made this with one of
Phindys lovely images called rainy day friend. My papers are K & Co and Creative Imagination. I used my new Martha Stewart punch I got at the weekend, Nesties and X-Cut & McGill punches.

I am entering this card into the following challenges -

Truly Scrumptious - sketch
Phindy's challenge # 1 - anything goes
Challenge up your Life #18- April Weather
Digital Tuesday - April Showers
Lexi's Creations - 3 papers, 2 embellishments, 1 image
Stamp Something- layered

Saturday, April 17, 2010


This is a good male card made from another of Ruth's images. I don't know if my pheasant colours are correct, but I think it looks OK.

I used the sketch from I love Digi, Copics/Promarkers, Nestie labels, My Minds Eye papers, Woodware flower punch, Liquid Pearls, Dovecraft brad, McGill leaf punch and PM sentiment.

I am entering this card into the following challenges -

Cute Card Thursday - touchy feely (Feather and Pearl dots)
I love Digi #5 - sketch

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Baby Girl Card

My friend asked me to make a baby girls' Christening card. I love this Popcorn stamp, it is so cute and ideal for baby cards.
I used Popcorn bear image, Nesties, Promarkers, Martha Stewart border punch, X-Cut flower punch, McGill leaf punch, Craft Creation paper.
I am entering this card into the following challenges -
Papertake Weekly - cutie pie
Caardvarks - New Baby

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Another card using one of Ruth's new Digital images, this one is Pippa. I used the Sketch and Stash sketch with my new Craft Creations papers. It is always hard to photograph the true colour of lilac and purple shades, so the picture is not showing the papers as they are.
I used Ruth's image, Nesties labels, Craft Creations papers, Dark grey pearl paper from Papermill, Woodware border punch, X-Cut flower punches, McGill leaf punch, Promarkers and Liquid Pearls.
I am entering this card into the following challenges -
Colour Create - lilac, grey and white


A little playtime tonight, mucking around with bits of left over card. I hope you are all enjoying this nice dry weather albeit a bit chilly.
I made this card using the Stamp with Fun sketch. I stamped Lavinia's images, cut out with Nesties and chalked to get a nice shading. My other ingredients are Woodware border punch, X-Cut flower punches, Studio G sentiment, Cuttlebug Dots and Liquid Pearls.
I am entering this into the following challenges -
Charisma cardz - Thankyou
Allsorts - petals & pearls
Lots to Do - embossing

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Ruth's new image

This card is using one of Ruth's new digital images, see the rest on A Passion For Stamps. I used the sketch on the Truly Scrumptious challenge blog. The image is coloured with Promarkers/Copics and layered onto K & Co papers. The Woodware border punched layer is stamped with one of Lavinia's stamps with Whipas ink. I made the flower using Nestie circles, distressed and stickles around the edges and a Dovecraft brad in the centre. A little Daimond Glaze around the water and some stitching to finish.
I am entering this card into the following challenges -
Truly Scrumptious - Sketch optional fly away (Bird)
Cupcake Craft challenge - Make your own flowers
C.R.A.F.T. challenge - buttons

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

I had a bit of a play last night. For the Allsorts challenge no ready made design papers were to be used, so I made my own with a Whispas dotty stamp and ink. I used a freebie image by Patti Moore and coloured with Promarkers/Copics, Nesties, My Minds Eye wild asparagus stamp, Pebeo and sentiment Dovecraft.

I am entering this card into the following challenges -

Digital Tuesday - Blue, white and 1 other colour
My time to Craft - On the spot (paper and dots)
The Pink Elephant Challenge - Nature (flower)
Allsorts - no ready made design papers
Quixotic challenges - The Joys of Spring

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

For weeks now I have said to myself start scrapbooking my grandson's photographs of which there are hundreds!!!
Tonight I have finally made a page after seeing challenge 1 for scrapbooking on the Pink Elephant blog. The theme is favourite techniques, one of mine is to follow a sketch and using punches. So I followed the sketch on the Craft 4 Fun challenge.
I have used one of the first pictures we took of Finn in his hospital crib.

I used Martha Stewart punch, Nesties, Sizzlets hearts, DCWV paper and sorry can't remember the striped one, ribbon from Dovecraft and the edge is stamped with a Whipas stamp.

I am entering this into 2 challenges -
The Pink Elephant challenge - favourite scrapbook technique
Craft4fun - sketch

Back to work today after the Easter break, boo hoo. The weather has be awful rain and wind all day. They say tomorrow has to be better...
What better than to while away the hours crafting so I have made this small easel card using Nesties labels.

I used the sketch from the Paper Play challenge. My image is another of Ruth's digital images which I decoupaged this time. I mounted the rose onto an oval Nestie embossed with Cuttlebug Dots.

My papers are Papermania as are the black gems in the flowers. My flowers are X-cut and Woodware, the sentiment is Letraset rub on.
I am entering this card into the following challenges-
Paper Play - sketch