Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Top Tip Tuesday # 19

Hi all, and welcome to another Top Tip Tuesday Challenge . I am running a little late today. This was supposed to be posted before I took my Dad to hospital this morning, but I only remembered when I was almost there.
This weeks challenge is Making Flowers out of Hearts/Fabulous Flowers. Leanne has a great tutorial on how to make flowers from hearts. Check it out, you will be amazed . The lovely DT have made some super cards too for your inspiration.
The sponsor this week are Wink Wink Ink and Michelles Scrapbooking and more.
I look forward to seeing all your lovely entries this week.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

We had lovely news yesterday about the birth of a baby Grandson for my husband's cousin in Canada. Its alway nice to get this kind of news and even better to make a card.
I used this Meljen image. Isn't he cute... the sketch is Paper Player challenge.
Also Promarkers, Nesties, Nellie Snellon frames, Martha Stewart border, Sizzlets heart.

I am entering this card into the following challenges :-
Stamp Something - Something cute
Papertake Weekly - Ribbon & Pearls


I hope a good weekend was had by all. Mine was good, I had a lovely surprise yesterday morning when I logged on. I spotted my cards on the Forever Friends blog to discover I had been chosen as their favourite blog this week. I was over the moon and now display their logo on my sidebar.
My card tonight is one of Ruth's new images 'Together on the Wall'. You can find Ruth's images on A Passion fo Stamps. A great image for Valentine's Day. I have coloured this with Promarkers, layered onto American crafts paper, Martha Stewart punch and the rest from my stash.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Thursday, January 20, 2011

A bit of a rush

This has been a bit of a rush. I was asked to make this card but I needed it ready for tomorrow. I usually take a fair bit of time over making cards but time is something I didn't have so I just had to go for it. I hope they like it...

I used a digi stamp from Di's digital images called New Hat, coloured with Promarkers, Nellie Snellen multi frames, Martha Stewart border punch, Woodware & X-Cut heart punches, Liquid Pearls and Stickles.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Sketch Saturday - sketch

Polly Craft - pastel colours

Charsima Cardz - Magic Numbers

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Another Male Card

Another male birthday card with Forever Friends bear again. He is a great little chap.
I used Forever Friends image, Promarkers, Cuttlebug Dots, American Crafts paper, Woodware stars punch, X-cut punch, Nesties labels and stickles.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Allsorts - Teal blue & brown
Mojo Monday - Sketch
Paperplay - cutie patootie


I made this card for a commision and tried to get a simple and elegant look. I hope I have achieved this.
I have used Martha Stewart border punch. Cuttlebug swirls, Brilliance white ink pad, chalks and Pearlex, Sizzlets alphabet and Hearts.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Challenge Up Your Life - Clean & Simple

Top Tip Tuesday

What a fabulous week we had last week, over 400 super entries.

Our challenge at Top Tip Tuesday this week in Wordbooks /use a Sentiment Challenge.

This week we have a fantastic tutorial by Carol. She has made great word books and shown us how easy they are in a step by step instruction.

I am going have a go shortly and see what I can make but till then my card is above .

I have used : My minds eye papers, Woodware and X-cut flower punches, Martha Stewart border Punch and Rainbow Echo designs sentiment digi.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Craft Your Days Away - Anything Goes

Stamp Something - Anything Goes

The Paper Players - Colour Challenge (river rock, baja breeze, red rose,very vanilla)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

I have a lot of birthdays in February, so I thought I would make a start to the cards.
I have used the sketch from Truly Scrumptious but not the extra challenge of dreaming of summer. It's too cold here to conjure up a summer theme.
I used Forever Friends image, Woodware border punch, Promarkers, Sizzix and X-Cut stars and the rest from my stash.
I am entering this card into the following challenges -
Forever Friends - card for a man/boy

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


I know it's a Christmas card...I thought I would enter a couple of challenges with winter themes and what better way than to get ahead for next Christmas.
I used the sketch from Pink Gem as is the image, Promarkers, Nesties, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Stickles, Dovecraft punch, Craft Creations paper and Papermania felt ribbon.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Papertake Weekly - Cold & Frosty Morning

Top Tip Tuesday

This is my first contribution to Top Tip Tuesday. This week is an open challenge, so I am sure everyone can enter. Go over and check out the other DT samples, they look great.
To take part all you need to do is make a project using the challenge theme or leave a tip in the comment section or do both.
So let's see all those entries. Look forward to seeing your creations..

I am programming this post to appear while at work so fingers crossed, I have never done this before.

I used Funstamps Harriets Flower (one of my favourite stamps), Martha Stewart border punch, Nesties, Promarkers and the rest from my stash.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Crafty Calendar- New Beginnings

Pixie Dust Studio Challenge- Tie it up with Ribbon

Cupcake challlenge - Something New

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Another Thankyou Card

Another Thank you card... this time a bit different, very plain and quick to make.

This time I used Laura Ashley stamps, Free sentiment stamp from a mag (years ago). Martha Stewart border punch, Chalks, Liquid Pearls and clear gems.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Clean & Simple - sketch

Totally Papercrafts - Say Thank you

Cute Card Thursday - Out with the Old


Thank you cards, we all need loads at this time of year. Here is one I made with the sketch from Friday Sketchers. I liked this layout as it is so adaptable, instead of a plain border I made little flags.
I used one of Ruth's digi stamps ( another of my favourites), Promarkers, My Minds Eye, K & Co and Papermania papers, Nesties & Laura Ashley stamp.
I am entering this into the following challenges:-
Passion for Promarkers - Thank You cards

Thursday, January 06, 2011

New Beginnings

Another baby card with one of Ruth's new images. This could be easily made for a boy too.
Go over to Passion for Stamps to see more of Ruth's work.
I have used Craft Creations gingham papers, Promarkers, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Nesties and Liquid Pearls and a little chalk too.
I am entering this card into the following challenges: -
Colour Create- Pink, Red and White + Hearts
Paper Play - Clean and Simple
Creative Card Crew - New Beginnings

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Ruth's new images

Ruth has released lovely new baby images. This one I have made for a baby boy.
I used the sketch from Mojo Monday and coloured with Promarkers. I placed the image on Nesties and highlighted with stickles. The paper is Craft Creations and the rest from my stash.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Mojo Monday - Sketch

Monday, January 03, 2011

A Happy New Year.

I am glad to be getting back to normal and starting to eat sensibly again. I have eaten so much rubbish of late, I just love all the Christmas fayre.

I have some exciting news today... I have been invited to join the Top Tip Tuesday team and of course accepted. So watch this space for forth coming challenges and tutorials. The challenge this week is Metal Mickey so why not pop over and have a look.
I hope to be back later with a card...