Sunday, 29 March 2009

When I Grow Old I Will Wear Purple!

This is an A4 sheet designed so my mum can frame it
(If she likes it?)
For mums 60th I did a card with the a quote about 'When she grows old she can wear purple'
She asked me to do one that she can frame with the poem by Jenny Joseph.
I used one of the Murray and Ethel Stamps coloured with glitter satura and Tria pens
The dotty paper is some Christmas paper from a lilac and purple pack
The circles were made in word as was the text, printed onto penalized card and then cut out.
I have put faux stitching on the circles and around the poem.
The blue ribbon at the bottom has stitching on it and the ribbon at the top has swirls.
I got all the ideas from the Challenge sites below
As usual any project as long as there is stitching on your card faux or real - it's up to you!
Was a sketch with lots of circles I have added a bit but hope it still counts
The colour combination is Lilac and Blue
For this weeks extra option it is to used ribbons and swirls, but this is not compulsory
Please so check out the above blogs there are amazing creations on them

Friday, 27 March 2009

My Time to Craft and Friday Sketchers Challenge

Challenge 54
This week's challenge is called 'It's Raining Men'
My CardThe papers I used on this card were from a pack I brought from my local craft shop
Sorry I cannot remember the make.
The circle I cut by drawing around my double sided tape!
The sentiment and the image come from the Murray and Ethel Stamps
Coloured with Tria markers
Ribbon is sticky ribbon
Metal paper clips again been in my stash for a few years
The circle and the sentiment have been inked around the edge using a metallic ink pad
Please so check out the challenge blogs there are some marvellous cards there from some very talented designers

Thursday, 26 March 2009

Great News and Lots of Challenges

After working really card and just a little stress on the way my Big Sister has passed her last accountancy exam so is now fully qualified


I thought this called for a card and as I have had so little time at home I have combined four challenges!

Dotties Challenge

Twice as Nice

Dotties world would like you to use two or more charmed downloads on your creations. You can mix, match, duplicate an image, resize, whatever you fancy but they need to see two or more images

Colour Create Challenge

Colours Navy, Lime and Turquoise

The added element this week is to create the project without using designed paper.

Cute Card Thursday

Want a card designed for a member of your family

On this card the navy card at the back has a slight sparkle in it, as does the turquise squares.

On the lime green piece I used my small dots embossing folder in the cuttlebug. I had tried doodling this but it looked like a kids has scribbled on it so i went with the embossing.

The small squares we done using another embossing folder in the cuttlebug

The images are Dottie Gradulates and these were pre-coloured images and the text was done in word

Saturday, 21 March 2009

Friday Sketchers and Secret Crafter Challenges

Friday Sketchers Challenge is to follow the sketch above
The challenge on the Secret Crafter:
As usual any creation but must be based on your favourite colour scheme.
Found the sketch quite a challenge but I got there in the end I think!
The papers are from the co-ordinating papers from Daisy and Dandelion
The stamp is Daisy from the Daisy and Dandelion Collection
Coloured with Tria Markers
The text was done in word as a text box
The flower stickers have been in my stash for ages
My favourite colours are pinks and purple
Thanks for looking

Cute Card Thursday Challenge 52 - Recipe

Take something ripped;
2 papers and
4 embellishments
BUT there's a twist - four embellishments means ONLY four.
A two-layered flower with a charm/spacer and a brad for example would count as
ALL of your embellishments so choose them wisely!
For this I used so paper that came in a pack from QVC
I ripped the piece on the left hand side and fixed it on top of the other piece
The stamped image is 'Squeak' from the Daisy and Dandelion collection.
Coloured with Tria markers
The text was done in word
The heart has been in my stash for ages and its finished with 3 gems
Hope you like it.

Sketch & Stash and My Time to Craft Challenges

Sketch and Stash Challenge 6We have a sponsored challenge this fortnight, the very talented Sammi is offering one of her Crafty Muse downloads! The download features both black and white and coloured images and are from the 'Once Upon a Time' collection. To be in with a chance of winning all you have to do is follow the sketch and let us know what your new, never used or neglected stash is!!
And here is the sketch we would like you to follow. You can rotate, re-size, add extra bits, and if you don't have a scalloped edge feel free to use a straight one!
The Challenge is 'NATURE'

For this card everything apart from the colouring and the flower is new

The stamps are 'Bubbles' from the Daisy and Dandelion collection

The papers are from the co-ordinating papers for Daisy and Dandelion
I cut the scalloped edge on my woodware paper trimmer
The little wooden flower was from my Stash
The flower that Bubbles is holding I used my Glaze on
The image was coloured with Tria markers
And it was all glued using my new Glue Glider which I love
Thanks for looking

Thursday, 19 March 2009

Dotties World Sunday Challenge - 15th March

Sunday Challenge - Sketch
Good morning boys and girls, Karen here (are there any boys out there? Let yourself be known).
The Sunday challenge today is set by me, and I have created a sketch for you to follow. I am going to offer a little prize to one lucky participant this week, I will pick the winner randomly next Sunday.
The scalloped edge merely depict some sort of fancy edge. It doesn't have to be scallops but you MUST provide a fancy edge of some description, this is not an element that can be changed. You must of course include one of our downloads too.
For my card I used my craft robo to cut the aperture out of the blue card stock, then again the craft robo was used to cut the frame and the circles and heart.
I then stuck a piece of acetate over the aperture and put the frame over to hide the glue
I used the Front and Back image of Dottie that has been pre-coloured
I cannot remember where the papers came from and the text was done in word
The top edge being scalloped was by mistake as I forgot to take the blade out of my paper trimmer - but I quite like it! lol

Sketch Saturday Challenge 42

For this card the paper came for a paper pack from QVC
The stamped image is Candyfloss and was coloured using my water colour pencils
The sunflower was from my stash
The paper flowers from the same QVC paper pack and I inked the petals to make them stand out
The text was done on my labeler machine

Thanks for this sketch love it

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Cute Card Thursday & Colour Create Challenge

Colour Create Challenge for this week is Red and Green
For this week's extra option we would like you to add wings, but please remember that this is not compulsory. You could use animals and insects that have wings, but many of our well-loved characters also have little wings tucked away (Tilda springs to mind here)!

This week we have a fabulous sketch designed by our own Katharina,
we would also like to see you create a card for a celebration with the sketch!

I have used the sketch and colours for a 30th Birthday card
The images are stamps from the Murray & Ethel 2nd Stamp set
They are coloured using my tria pens
The tag and circle where cut on my craft robo out of paper from a quick cutz pad
Just realised I have forgotton the ribbon for the tag, never mind too late now the cards gone

Thanks for looking and Happy Birthday to Cute Card Thursday

Saturday, 14 March 2009

Old Man and Cake

Friday Sketchers challenge has been set by Carol this week Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge is
set by our MANDY. This week she has chosen a theme of: -
As usual any project but cake must be somewhere on your project!
The stamp is again one of my new Murray & Ethel stamps coloured with my Tria markers
The sentiment comes from the same stamp set.
The Dottie paper was free with a magazine
The flowers are metal ones that I coloured with my Trias and mounted using silicon glue

Do check out the Challenge sites some amazing DT items there

Friday, 13 March 2009

Just In Time - Sketch Saturday & Dotties World

This sketch is the Sketch Saturday 41 done by Ria

Dotties World challenge was se by Nicola and is

Get the feeling!!!!!

I would like to see some kind of fabric incorperated in the card or item, it could be felt,ribbon,lace,cotton etc and ofcourse a Charmed Cards and crafts download.

I used some cat papers I have had in my stash for some time.

The cat is from the Charmed Crafts Cat Collection

I decieded to leace the cat uncoloured as I like the effect

I have added ribbon to the mat and the bow

The flowers again have been in my stash for ages

Any comments or suggestions always welcome

Colour Create 6 and My Time to Craft Challenge

The Challenge for the Colour Create Site is Orange, Yellow and Green
For this week's extra option we would like you to come up with something other than a card, but please remember that this is not compulsory.

On My Time to Craft Challenge it is WOMEN

For this I made a note book - first time using my Bind it All (and I love it)
I used one of my new Murray & Ethel stamps and coloured her using my Tria markers
The words came from the Murray & Ethel stamps too
The strips are sticky ribbon

Hope you like it
Thanks for Looking

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Secret Crafter Challenge 22

This week's challenge which has been set by our lovely CLAIRE which is: -
Any project as long as there is an element of masking on your project.

I was the thick one who did not know what masking was!! lol.

But thanks to Stampin Abi I do now!

On this card I stamped the small Elephant 'Onions' and then masked him with a post it note so that it did not move and stamped 'Pickles' over him.

I am really pleased with how it turned out

The coloured card was embossed in my cuttlebug.

Pickles and Onions are coloured using my Tria Markers and mounted on 3d foam

Thanks for the Challenge it's one I shall use again now I know what it is.

Saturday, 7 March 2009

Cute Card Thursday and Friday Sketchers

This week's challenge is "FOOD & DRINK"
Create a card with an item of food or drink on it somewhere - as simple as that!

Hello everyone, I am Mumur de France and I propose to make this week my sketch below.
I hope it will give you inspiration.

On this card all the papers were freebies from a craft magazine. I cut the circle on my craft robo.

The image is another of the Pollycraft images from the Bex Birthday Collection coloured using Tria markers and Sukara Gelly Glaze pens

The sentiment and corners were peel offs from my Stash

I found this sketch quite a challenge - hope you like the end results

Friday, 6 March 2009

Cupcake Card for Challenges

The Sketch and Stash challenge no 5 was to follow this sketch
and Challenge 51 over on My Time to Craft was 'Hats'
On this card my new Stash is the image of 'Benji -Birthday Fun'
This came from Pollycraft and has been coloured using my Tria markers
The paper at the back was a pad I picked up half price as the cover was missing,
so I have no idea what make it is,
but its lots of circles of different colours like a circular rainbow
The Ribbon was from my stash
Sentiment printed from word
The Sentiment and image have been mounted on mira card
Little pearl hearts were free with a magazine last year and I forgot I had them.
Thanks for the Challenges Great fun

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Colour Create 5 and Saturday Sketchers 40

Is Blue and Brown

For this week's extra option we would like you to use lace and pearls,

but please remember that this is not compulsory

Ok, onto this weeks sketch and here's a sketch for those of you who love lots of layers / different papers, we might get more scrapbookers taking part this week too, maybe by substituting the sentiment for some journalling perhaps ;)

This card was done by using a dark brown as my base card.

Then a light blue for two of the strips. These I put through my cuttlebug to emboss

The Triangle pieces were done from blue sparkly paper.

The strip of brown and the brown behind the text came free with a magazine

The text and stamps are from the Murrey and Ethel stamps set.

I coloured the lady using my tria markers

(and even managed some shading, I am learning)

and then finished the card with the blue gems.

Thanks for looking

Please check out the challenge sites as there are some amazing cards there.

Sunday, 1 March 2009

Friday Sketchers and Dotties Challenge

This is the Sketch you have to follow on the Friday Sketchers Challenge
It's Kristine from Norway who is hosting the challenge 41 this week

On Dotties World it Juliets time to set the challenge :
I don't know about you, but when my mojo has beggared off I often find inspiration from browsing photographs, so I decided to use this photograph of yummy looking cupcakes for the challenge this week.
You can take whatever you like from the photograph: you could focus on the colours, use a cupcake on your work or make a cupcake shaped card - it's up to you. You must include one of the Charmed downloads on your project and please tell us how the photo inspired you in your make by leaving a comment and linking to your blog.

The inspiration for this card came from the strips and the colours on the cupcakes.
My friend had asked me to make a card for her Granddaughter and I was really struggling to come up with an idea until I saw the Dotties Challenges (thank you)
and thought it would work perfectly with the Friday Sketch
The images is from Dotties Dressed Up collection
The paper used are pink, brown and white paper from the paper mill, the striped paper was in my stash and I am not sure where I got it from.
Dotties is coloured using my Tria markers with highlights done in Satura Gelly Glaze
The mats are raised slightly of the card by using silicon glue
I put three gems in opposite corners just to add a bit of bling
Thanks for looking