Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Another of Ruth's digital images, this time Fushias. I love those delicate flowers especially in hanging baskets.
I have used
Ruth's image with the sketch from Mojo Monday, Promakers, Cuttlebug Dots, Martha Stewart border punch, papers are Rayher ivory mini flowers, X-cut butterfly punch, PM sentiment and My Minds Eye ribbon.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Digital Tuesday - summertime
Sew Many Challenges - Anything goes
Incy Wincy - Things with Wings
Mojo Monday - sketch

Card no.2 tonight. I was requested to make a couple of card for this young ladies 21st, so this is the first.
I used the sketch fron Truly Scrumptious, papers Craft Creations, Nesties, Sugar Nellie stamp, Promarkers, Woodware Flower punch and Liquid Pearls.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Passion for Promarkers - Think of a number
Stamp with Fun - birthdays

Finally I have completed cards and hubby has photographed them. It has been rather busy again here. We were in St. Andrews at my son's flat for the weekend. It was beautiful weather so we managed to get some walking done on the Fife coastal path and across the West sands.

On to my first card tonight, I'm hoping to post more...
This is another of Ruth's new images at a passion for stamps called Hellebore. I used the sketch for Creative Inspiration challenge with Nesties, Promarkers, Craft Creations papers, the gems are from Poundworld which are intended for nail art.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Magical Crafts - Flower Power

Thursday, June 24, 2010

I'm sneeking this post in before watering the garden again.
I made this card for my cousins birthday and he has always loved motorbikes. I found this image on Digital Two for Tuesday and it just fits the bill perfectly. I coloured it with Promarkers and chalks, mounted it on Nesties and layered it on Basic Grey and Pizazz papers. The stars are Woodware.
I am entering this card into the following challenges-
Charisma Cardz - On for the guys
Craftalicious - monotone

I have been lucky to recieve this award from two lovely bloggers, Vee And Rachel.
I have to list 6 lies and 1 truth or vice versa.
so here goes....
1. I hate going on holidays
2. I love going to the dentist.
3. My grandson is my pride and joy.
4. My craft room is always spick and span.
5. I live in a houseboat.
6. I am not scared of spiders.
7. I love watching football instead of crafting.
Now the rules are...
Thank the people who gave the award - done
List 6 lies & 1 truth or vice versa - done
Display the award - done
And nominate 7 others, so here goes...
Thanks ladies for all your lovely comments and support.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Father's day

Another quick post then off to help my son pack his case to go to the USA tomorrow. This is the card I made my hubby for Father's Day. I used a free digital stamp from Tiddlyinks, coloured with Promarkers, Nesties and free papers form a mag. Very simple!
I am entering it into One Stop Craft Challenge which is one for the boys.

At times life seems such a rush doesn't it. I made this card for a challenge last week and missed it!!! So tday I have a day off work and I am trying to catch up. I hope this evening to blog hop a little.
I am entering this card into Craft 4 Fun which is babies and Passion for Promarkers -My favourite things. Hedgehogs are a firm favourite both pictures and the real thing. We used to take the children out in the evenings to look for hedgehogs, my daughter now 31 has an extensive collection of all types of hedgies. Enough of my reminissing...
I used PB hedgehog, Promarkers, Nesties Liquid Pearls & DCWV papers.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

I am posting this quickly tonight and then off to water my garden. It has been a lovely day here today and very warm so my poor plants are dying of thirst.

I was asked to make an 18th birthday card so here it is.
I used this new digi image from Amberinks which was free coloured with promarkers. My papers are DCWV and Doodlebug. I also used Martha Stewart punch, x-cut flower punch, Woodware leaf punch, Cuttlebug Dots, large flowers are from my prize from Forever Friends (I am Roses)

I am entering this card into the following challenges -
Charisma cradz - All about Bling
Digital Tuesday - Easel card
The Pink Elephant - Sketch
Paperplay challenge - Something old (doodlebug paper)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

I seem to have a few baby cards to make at the moment. This one is for a baby boy. I have used this Penny Black stamp which is so adorable.
The image is coloured with Promarkers. My papers are Linda Moran Blue wash linen and Craft Creations gingham. The edges are Martha Stewart doile punch. The trimmings are liquid Pearls, X-Cut hearts, ribbon , button and lace from my stash.

I am entering this card into the following challenges :-

I loved this sketch for Sketch Saturday

Allsorts - buttons and/or lace

Forever Friends - not forever friends

I made this little card for the baby's big sister who is only 3. I bought her a book of Pooh Bear stories and I happened to buy this Winnie the Pooh stamp while on holiday in Wales at Craft Llandudno.
I coloured him with promarkers and chalks and used a Penny Black bee to embellish and a Martha Stewart border punch.

I am entering this card into the My Time to Craft challenge where the theme is Xtra special.

Monday, June 14, 2010

I hope everyone had a great weekend. It was a bit of a mixed bag where the weather is comcerned.
I had a pleasant surprise over on the Forever Friends challenge blog. I won with my other graduation card. They were looking for kinetic cards. Mine was my favouite fold at the moment (still can't remember where I saw this and what it is called).
Today another graduation card. The colours are a deep plum to go with the robes.
I used FF image coloured with Promarkers, Dovecraft papers & Nesties.
I am entering this card into the Charisma Challenge which is Spots and Stripes and also Truly Scrumptious sketch.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Its a miserable Sunday morning here and I need to go out shortly. A quick post this morning before I go. This card is for a young neighbours baby girl born on Thursday.
I used this lovely image from Meljen, Promarkers, Nesties, X-Cut and Woodware punches and the paper is from my stash and unknown.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:-

Crafty Creations - Child's Play
Creative Inspirations - Babies
Sketch & Stash - Sketch (old papers and new image)
Stamp Something - Happy something (Event)
TotallyPaperCrafts - Animal magic

Wednesday, June 09, 2010


This is one of Ruth's new images so I thought I would try a little distressing again. I'm not very good at this technique but I hope practice will make perfect eventually.
I used Ruth's image, chalks, Woodware punches, Cuttlebug Dots, Glossy Accents and sorry I can't remember the papers.
I am entering this card into the following challenges -
Digital Tuesday - colour with chalks
Cupcake challenge - summer delights
Caardvarks - Embossing

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Graduation card

Side view

card opened out

It has been a miserable day here today, the rain has not stopped all day. I cheered up when I found out I was in the top three in the Die Cut Dreams challenge. I have added the button to my side bar.

My card today is for my niece who will be graduating in a couple of weeks time. I have used the colours of her gown and hood.

I have used a Forever Friends stamp nad adapted it by making a morter board cap. I have made this new fold again, I'm enjoying making these at the moment. I also used Martha Stewart punch, Nesties, Woodware star punches and the rest from my stash.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Forever friends - Kinetic card
Cupcake challenge - Dazzle Us

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Vee's sketchpad # 32

Sketch#32 on Vee's Sketchpad

This is another of Ruth's images. This plant is named anthurium. I haven't coloured it authentically but I think it makes a striking card. It's very simple and can be made pretty quickly.

I used Ruth's digital image, K & Co papers, Nesties, promarkers, Laura Ashley stamp, Letraset rub on.
I have used a sketch that I have drawn for Vee's Sketchpad
I am entering this card into the following challenge:-
Cupcake challenges - summer delights

New Images

It has been a very busy weekend getting our garden tidied and planted and my dad's put in order too. I have a little time to craft tonight.
Ruth has 4 new images released and this is one of them. It is Columbine which is a very pretty flower.
I have used Ruth's digi image, Promarkers, Stickles, Free papers, Martha stewart punch, Nesties, X - Cut butterflies.
I am entering this card into the following challenges :-
Totally papercrafts - more than one fold (easel card)
craftalicious - New (image)
Stamp something - Digi day challenge
Paperplay - Flowers & sparkle

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Another simple card for tonight. I used Meljen designs lion, isn't he cute.
I have few babies due shortly so I am making a start to them now.
I used Meljens lion, Martha Stewart punch, Nesties, Promarkers, Sizzlets hearts, Cuttlebug dots, Papermania papers.
I am entering this card into the following challenges -
Incy wincy designs - for the little ones