Saturday, 28 February 2009

Secret Crafter - Challenge 21

This week's challenge which is set by our lovely creator WENDY: -
As always any project as long as some item of transport appears. Remember this is the last chance to enter into this month's draw for £20 voucher from Secret Crafter Shop.

For this challenge I used a template done by Pete on UKscrappers

I cut it with my craft robo mounted it onto mirra card then onto the red cardstock. Finished with a bit of bling and a sentiment.

I felt the Morris said it all on this card so did not want to distract from it.

I had to so a morris as we own two a traveller called Ernie and a convertible called Emily
Well Ernie was lonely and needed a girlfriend!!!

Any comments as always are most welcome

Quick Card

This is a card from a lovely Kanban set my (wicked) stepmother brought me - I love this kit as it makes really nice card quickly and there is always lots of bits left to put onto other cards

Thursday, 26 February 2009

Cute Card Thursday - 49 Animal Magic

Cute Card Thursday Challenge 49
Animal Magic
An easy one for you this week, we would like to see an animal somewhere on your card!
I hope this counts its an animal - Bear
This is an A4 size card for a 50th birthday of someone who loves Teddy Bears
This is all cut on the Craft Robo from a wonderful template
from Paperthreads Site which can be found HERE
I the text at the top was done using word art and printed,
then mounted on some silver mirra card
The verse inside says "...or the bear gets it!"
Funny if not cute!!
Thanks for looking any comments always welcome

Christmas All Year Round February Challenge

The Challenge over on Christmas All Year Round for February is:
February Valentine's gone Christmas Challenge.......
With February being the month for Valentine's I thought it would make a nice challenge for Christmas. So ladies, get out your PINK, RED and WHITE papers....and let's see a Christmas Cards come of it. I'd also like to see you throw in a heart or two :)
The papers I used are from the DCWV Christmas Multi Stack Rose Tinted Christmas
The heart stamp is from the See D's Christmas word and was inked using a pink Colourbox ink
The Reindeer was in my stash and I cannot remember where it came from
The hearts are either drawn on or are pearly hearts that came from Hobbycraft
The other images used are from Grab-A-Doodle-Do and are coloured using my Step mums Tria Markers as she has more than me (huh) lol
Please check out the challenge site as there are some great idea on there.

Dotties World Challenge - Blast From the Past

The challenge from Dotties World this week was set by Louise heres what she said:

Hi Folks, Louise here,Did you read yesterday's post?

If you did you'll know that we have an extra special challenge for you this week.

If you play, not only will you get an exclusive Holly image emailed to you but you will also be in with a chance of being chosen as our guest designer for March!

So here's what you have to do.......This week I want you to look through your photos of cards you've made in the past, find one you really like then recreate it using the exact same layout but with different papers and embellishments! Of course there must be a Charmed download image in there too! When you've finished, put both cards on your blog so we can look at old and new together and leave a comment here so we can go for a look.

This is my old design I made this card last June for my Stepmum

I used the same design for this Anniversary card for my In-Laws. All the cutting was done on my Craft Robo (best craft tool I have ever brought)

The strip at the bottom is some red card with heart ribbon stuck on it.

The image is coloured using my Tria markers

Do check Dotties World and take part in this week challenge to get your free image

Sunday, 22 February 2009

Secret Crafter - Challenge 20

The Secret Crafter - Challenge 20
This was a sketch designed by Jill. You can see the challenge HERE
On this card I used a deep purple backing card, then a lighter purple backing. Into this backing I cut some Photo Corners using my craft knife and ruler.
The edges were made using my Woodware Cutter, and the image is one of the new Holly and Madison Collection from Charmed Crafts
I finished the card with some sticky ribbons and some purple pearls
Do check out the challenge site as there are loads of great DT cards there.

My Time to Craft and Friday Sketchers Challenges

My Time to Craft Challenge
Challenge 49 -Pink and Brown- Can be seen HERE
Fridays Sketchers
Challenge 40 - Designed by Jacqueline - Can be seen HERE
On this card for the crad base I used a chocolate brown
The I put the two triangle of the flower paper on
I used two mats on of the pink and one of the brown
The image was a pre-coloured one from Grab-A-Doodle-Doo
I used my Colourbox inks to ink the edge of the image
Text was done in word and mounted on a piece of the brown card
and finished with 4 gems that I brought cheap from Hobbycraft
Thanks for looking
Please check out the challenge sites there is some amazing work on them

Sketch N Stash, Cute Card Thursday, Colour Create Challenges

Sketch N Stash Challenge
You can see the Sketch you need to follow HERE
This time they wanted to see 2 flowers and images.
Cute Card Thursday Challenge
This weeks challenge is "Signs of Spring" and can be found HERE
Colour Create Challenge
This is challenge four and is Grey and Pink and can be found HERE
On my card I used the a marbled grey card as my base.
The flower background paper was given to be by a friend
(so sorry I have no idea where she got it) and it has been sat in my stash for ages
The images are from the Front and Back collection
from Charmed Crafts downloads available here
The two flowers were from clip art.
Everything was coloured using my Tria Markers
The text was done in word
All comments most welcome
Thank you for looking
Please check out the challenge sites there are some beauitful designs

Friday, 20 February 2009

Colour Create, Dotties World and Di Hickman Challenges

The Challenge on Dotties World this week was set by Adele and she said:

This week I want to see stitching, hand or machine - but REAL stitching, no faux stitching like I am so fond of in my work!You must of course use one of more of the many, wonderful Charmed Downloads but the rest is up to you.

I used the sketch from Di Hickmans Wednesday Challenge

The image is a pre-coloured one from the Rock N Roll collection from Charmed Downloads
I used my little Pro-Craft sewing machine to stitch on the red card at the top and to stitch a red line around the image in the corner.
The Ribbon was from my stash.
I finished the card with my White Glaze pen, but annoyingly I smudged it at the end

We would like you to make your card or project this week using the colours red, white and blue.There is an extra option available which you can use if you wish, although this isn't compulsory. This week's option is 'Holidays and Travel' and I hope that the wonderful Design Team cards will give you the inspiration you need.
I made this little suitcase to hold a gift card in
The template came from Paperthreads and was cut using my Craft Robo
I used my Tria pen to add the faux stitching to the suitcase
Plus I added a label and the ribbon
Thanks for the Challenge to all three sites and do check them out as there are some amazing creations on them.
Sorry to add three together this week but I have been running out of time again this week!!

Thursday, 19 February 2009

Jennys Birthday

This is my little girl on her birthday getting the card and cake I made
I cannot believe she is already 15!!
She was really chuffed with her pressie cake and commented that's it the first cake I have made her that was not burnt!!
I let her Nan make her real birthday cake.

Saturday, 14 February 2009

Dotties Challenge Lurve & Friday Sketchers Challenge

This was made for my daughter who is 15 today.
Being born on Valentines day she loves hearts
which is just as well as they are every where!!
The Challenge on Dotties World was set by Karen and can be seen HERE
The challenge this week is LURVE.
Just plain old love or romance.
Here is your chance to make something for hubby for Valentine;
anything goes as long as it includes as at least one of the Charmed downloads.
As we stopped celebrating Valentines as a romantic occasion when my daughter was born
I thought I would show love for her on her birthday hope this counts.
The sketch on the Friday Sketchers Challenge has been done by Heidi
and can be found HERE
The paper were free with a magazine last month.
The heart with the text was done in word and then printed onto card
The bags and shoe are wine glass charms with the rings removed
Brought in the sales by a friend for about 25p (I like bargins)
The image is one of the new Holly and Madison downloads which can be found HERE
She has been coloured in using my Tria markers
As I am no good at cooking, I thought I would make my daughter a Pressie Cake.
Each indiviual box has been made on my craft robo form a Template
The paper I printed out using a Crafters Companion CD
Each Box has a different Holly and Madison image on it
Again these are coloured using my Tria pens
The glitter hearts are from Hobbycraft
The ribbon holding the cake together was 99p from Paper Mill
Do check out the other blogs as the work on them is amazing.
thanks for looking and

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

I've Been Tagged!

I have been tagged by Josianne - Thank You

Do check out her blog is brilliant

For this tag I have to pick the 6th picture in the 6th folder and then tag 6 people

Lucky for me I had just put all m documents on a memory stick, when my computer hard drive failed so I still have my photos, and I have nicked DH laptop.

This is a photo of some of the runners in the New Years Day Deal Bra Run from a few years ago
I now pass this on to:

Sunday, 8 February 2009

Sketch Saturday Challenge 37

The challenge on Sketch Saturday was set by Jeanette and can be seen HERE
Its a great sketch and make sure you check out their DT cards they are stunning.
On my card I used papers that I was given so sorry do not who makes them
Brads, Ribbon and Metal Hearts from Stash
All the shapes were cut out on my craft robo
On some of the pieces I doodled some stitching for effect
The lovely dog is from Grab-A-Doodle-Do and is coloured using my Tria markers
Highlights done using a sakura white glaze pen.
Hope you like my card I had great fun doing this one.
Thanks for the Challenge Jeanette

Saturday, 7 February 2009

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 18

The challenge for the Secret Crafter this week is set by Kim

"Recycling". Any project but must have some element of recycling on it!

For my card I used on of the free CD's that come with papers.

Printed the words onto bright red card

Then printed two images from the Rock N Roll collection found HERE

Coloured them using my Tria markers and finished with a bit of doodling in each corner

Sorry for bad photo but CD kept reflexing back the camera

Thank for looking

Friday, 6 February 2009

Friday Sketchers Challenge 38

The Sketch is from the Friday Sketchers Challenge
which can be found HERE
I love this sketch and I have wanted to do a card
using some new papers I had brought so here it is
Image is George Rock N Roll Collection found HERE
Coloured using my tria markers
Number done in word and printed
Papers are Paper Mania
Finished with multi-coloured gems
Thanks for the challenge really enjoyed this one.

Cute Thursdays Challenge

Cute Card Thursday Challenge 46
Very simple one, use some metal on your card i.e. charms, wire, spacers, eyelets, metal coloured card, fabric or paper etc.
A little while ago over on Dotties World a challenge was set to
use a tutorial from Charmed Crafts.
I made a waterfall card then, but noticed a Jacobs Ladder Tutorial
that I wanted a have a go at. You can see the class HERE
I know its not a card but I hope it fits ok for the challenge,
my metal was the word Family on the front,
and the images are all from Charmed Downloads and the ones I have used here
are the pre-coloured version great for when time is short
Sorry for bad photos a Jacobs ladder is not the best thing to photograph.
My kids love this one and keep flipping it so that it shows there own photos!!

Any comments alway welcome

Di Hickman Challenge Wednesday

This card is done for the Di Hickman Challange which can be found HERE
On this card I used an image from Grab-A-Doodle-Do
Coloured it using my new Tria Markers (I am hooked on these at the moment)
The Flower and the dottie background papers are from K & Company
Corners were cut using my Fiskars Nostalgia corner scissors
Ribbon from Paper Mill Sho[
Embossing done on Cuttlebug using Birds and Flowers
Highlights done with a Satura White Glaze pen
Butterfly button from Stash
Any comments welcome

Thursday, 5 February 2009

Cartoon Feet!!!!!!

Just to explain why I have mananged to make a few cards today, as you can see from the photo my son is off his feet at the moment as he had a small operation on Tuesday to sort out his ingrowing toe nails. These bandages make my think of Cartoons when they hurt themselves. Well in between running errands for him I have had some crafting time. Yippe
This is a card I have made using a kit my Stepmum brought me from QVC. I used my own card stock for the base and the Kanban paper to cover. Then to finish I added a ribbon to the little piece at the side of the card. I am quite pleased with the result.

Some Quick Cards, Using Girl About Town Images

The top card uses the Background pre-coloured from the Girls About Town Selection from Charmed Crafts and Cards available here as well as the sentiment and I printed out a black and whit image of the girl. This I coloured using Tria Markers.
The second image again I printed then coloured using Tria markers, then I matted some Paper Mania or Dovecraft shopping bag paper onto brown card and to either side of the card.
To finish I used two speak bubbles that have been in a little tin I brought ages ago, again I think it is Dovecraft or Papermania not sure which.
Any comments gratefully received

Sketch & Stash Challenge 3 and Colour Create Challenge 1

This card has been made for the Colour Create Challenge 1 and Sketch and Stash Challenge 3
Please do click on the links and see the DT cards they are wonderful, much better than mine.
I am not very happy with this on, I feel something is not quite right, but never mind I had a go!
The Colour Create challenge was to use PINK, BROWN and Green, and as an extra butterflies
The sketch came from the Sketch and Stash challenge and the new stash I used was the girl image from Grab-A-Doodle-Do which you can get from Here
I coloured the image using my new Letraset Tria markers which I love and I brought of e-bay at the weekend.
The background papers are paper mania and have been hiding in my stash for ages.
To finish I put three butterfiles down the side.
Please let me know what you think.

Sunday, 1 February 2009

Friday Sketchers and Secret Crafters Challenge

This is my attempt at a card for the Friday Sketchers and the Secret Crafters Challenges
The papers I used are from K & Company, the Image is from Charmed Crafts
Having done this I thought it looked more like a circus animal, but its the closest I have got to a Zoo Animal.
Please check out the challenge sites there are some great designs
Thanks for looking

Dotties Challenge - Spring is Nearly Here And Saturday Sketchers

Please go over to the sites to look as there are some great DT cards to help give inpsiration.
On my card I have used the image of Scruff in the bath coloured him using my Sukara pens and some pencils. I used 3D Clear gloss on the bubbles, eyes and nose, then mounted it using silicon glue.
The papers used were from my Stash and were in a 6x6 book by K & Company. The little pieces of stripped paper were free with a magazine, and the swirl stickers and the ribbon stickers are by papermania. The dog stickers I cannot remember were I got!
To finish I used word for the text and fixed using 3d foam.
Any comments welcome