Tuesday, 28 April 2009

An Award

This lovely award was from Michelle - Thank You So much

Now this award comes with rules which are

1. The winner may put the logo onto their blog

2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.

3. Nominate 10 blogs

4. Put links to their blogs.

5. Leave a message for the nominees
Now I shall try and pick ones that have not had the award before -
The blogs I have chosen are in no particular order
These are all blogs that I find inspiration and love to visit
Thanks again Michelle for the award it means so much

Sunday, 26 April 2009

Life has Taken Over this Week

Sorry no posts this week I have changed jobs at work
and have been busy learning the new role
I hope to be a more active blogger next week.
I have still found time to look at all your wonderful creations,
will be back crafting soon - I need to to keep me sane!!

Monday, 20 April 2009

My Time To Craft Challenge

The challenge over on My Time to Craft was a great sketch by Becky
I decided to use the sketch to do a card for my friends brothers birthday
The stamps are from the Murray and Ethel unmounted stamp range as is the sentiment
I coloured them using my tria markers
The black paper is more from the wall paper sample from the local DIY store
I mounted the images onto red card then onto silver card
The red on the black paper is from some crape ribbon
The 40th I did in word and cut it and then mounted it onto red card
Thanks for looking

Saturday, 18 April 2009

Sketch Saturday 47 - using Stamps I won

Sketch Saturday - Challenge 47
Great sketch this week I decided to use my stamps I was sent a couple of weeks ago
Its my friends birthday on St Georges Day so I thought I would do a combined card
I stamp St George twice once on white card and once on Mira card with a Stazon ink pad
I then paper pierced the armour onto St George
I coloured his face a little colour on the shield using my Tria Markers
The Dragon was printed on white card and a little colour added by the Tria Markers
The text was done in word
I inked the card edges with a colorbox ink Cranberry
The floral paper is the same paper I used on my last card
but this time I inked it with my stamp pads to give it a pink tinge
The circle and the strip of black paper are all of cuts of wallpaper from my local DIY store
Thanks for a great Sketch and thanks for the stamps I love them
Sorry about photo Mira boards kept reflecting even without flash

Sketch & Stash and Cute Card Thursday Challenges

Sketch & Stash Challenge 8
Cute Card Thurdays Challenge 56 - Flowers
My sister asked me to make a Thank You card for her hubby
for his support during in Accountancy course.
She wanted the same image I had used on a her Congratulation card
So the image is Grad Dottie pre- coloured
The text was done in word
My new stash is the papers the floral paper came from the bargin bin in hobby craft
The black patterned paper at the back is from the local DIY store a sample of wallpaper!
Flowers at the top where cut out of some more of the floral paper

Friday, 17 April 2009

Sketch Saturday & Colour Create

This weeks are colours are Chocolate, Coffee and Crean
For this week's extra option we would like you to add some distressing to your creations, but please remember that this is not compulsory.
The base card is cream as is the card the image is stamped onto but it looks white in this picture.
The stamps image is one of the Daisy & Dandelions clear stamps
The striped paper and dotty paper is also from the Daisy & Dandelion collection
I am afraid I did lots of stressing about lack of time but no distressing this time!!

Monday, 13 April 2009

Rugby George - Secret Crafters Challenge 27

This challenge was set by Donna who had a great sketch for us to follow but with a colour twist if Chocolate Orange.
I used the Rugby George download from Charmed Crafts
Coloured him using water pencils, tria markers and gelly glaze pens
The rugby ball is a stamp from the See D's set Boys Toys
The boots are just an image I shrunk and then cut out and tied from the paper ribbon
Hope you like it

Sunday, 12 April 2009

Dotties Challenge and My Time To Craft

We are talking images of people in denim, denim paper, pockets,flowers & embellishments, maybe use the colour denim blue - just have fun with it
Is done by Nicola and she wants to see......
Hand Made.................................................I want to see completely hand made cards, no bought backing papers or embelishments, the odd ribbon is fine though, but if you're gonna use backing papers I want you to have made it, if you use embelishments I want you to have made it,not just bought and stuck on and of course a Charmed Card and Crafts Download
The Jeans are Madison with Attituded coloured using my Tria Markers
The background paper was white card that I coloured using my ink pad
The flowers were cut out of off cuts of card then I scored the petals to fold then and inked the edges and inked the score line.
I have not put on a sentiment yet until I know whom I am using the card for.
Hope you like any comments always welcome

Saturday, 11 April 2009

Birthday Dog Card

Polly Craft - Challenge 12 - Downloadables
The challenge was to use a Pollycraft Downloadable
Marshmallows and Chocolate
Another colour challenge for you, this time Pink and Brown!
The sketch is a great sketch designed by Jacqueline from the Netherlands
The image is one of the Pollycraft "Wilbur Woof for Birthdays "
I coloured him using my Gelly Glaze pens and my Tria pens
I made the oval and the sentiments in word, then cut and mounted using 3d foam
The strip of paper is from the Daisy & Dandelion Paper Pack
The swirl was cut out of adhesive paper on the Craft Robo
The colours used are pink and light Brown but the photo makes the paper look green!

Friday, 10 April 2009

Sketch & Stash Challenge

On this card I used my new papers and image that came with a Kanban kit from QVC
Although it doesnt show on the picture I have raised the mount and then hung the ribbon with the sentiment on it
I was orginally going to make a square card but then I like the space at the bottom for the sentiment - hope this is still ok with the sketch
The ribbon and gems where in my stash.
Thanks for the Sketch

Thursday, 9 April 2009

Running Out of Hours Again!!!

Sorry to combine so many challenge like normal I am running short on time!!
This card uses one of the Girls about Town downloads from Charmed Crafts
I printed it twice so I could decoupage it and as I was short on time I used a pre-coloured image
The papers are all papers I have had in my stash for ages and the text is done in word
The paper behind the text is green striped but does not show up to well on the photo
Challenges Completed (Just)
Challenge 54
Citrus Colours - they wanted to see bright colours using hot pink, lime, lemon and orange!
(you can use some or all the colours)
Challenge 26
Stripes - as usual any project along as there are stripes on it
Challenge 45
The sketch was set by Tracie this week and its a great sketch
All things Bright & Beautiful and of course using one of the Charmed Downloads
Thanks to all the challenge sites for the inspiration

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Friday Sketchers Challenge

The challenge on Friday Sketchers has been set by Heidi from Norway.
This is a large A4 card made for my sister to give to my hubby for his birthday
The A3 card was from the paper mill shop and I just folded to make the large card
The bike background paper came from Kanban and the red paper was in my stash.
The photo was taken of my hubby and me on the London and Brighton Old Bike Run this March
(I like this photo as you cannot see me in the sidecar!!)
The bike was made in 1913 and was my Grandad and my Dads and has now passed to us.
This was Steve first run on it and we made it to Brighton.
My sister brought the picture at the finish and
Steve knows nothing about it until this Thursday on his birthday lol.
Thanks for the Challenge

Sunday, 5 April 2009

Colour Create Challenge

I was picked as the Guest Designer for this week on Colour Create and I just wanted to say Thank You

The colours this week are Duck Egg Blue and Rose and the optional extra challenge is to use stitching either real or faux.

I decided to make a little notepad this week.
I covered it in the Rose paper first which came from a pack from QVC
Then folded the blue paper to add effect.
I used my Tria markers to add the faux stitching
The image is a Penny Black clear stamp stamped onto white card
I chose to keep the dog black n white and just to use a gelly glaze pen to make his nose shine and my Tria markers on the rose
Again I faux stitched around the image, then mounted it on mira board
I used my bind it all to put it together
To finish I used I piece of stitched ribbon to make a bow

Hope you like it and thank you for having me on Colour Create

Do check out the blog to see some amazing DT cards

I Am Really Chuffed

I just wanted to say thank you to Sketch Saturday as I was chosen as the winner of the stamps for last weeks sketch!
I am really chuffed as its the first thing I have won for my crafting
Thanks again - as soon as I have made a card with the the new stamps I will post it for you all to see

Saturday, 4 April 2009

Dottie World Challenge

The challenge over on Dotties World was to make a shaped card

I used my Craft Robo to cut a template of a Ghetto Blaster

The printed a pre-coloured Rock Chick Dottie onto pearlized card

A few black gems were added as button.
Simple but hopefully effective

Do check out Dotties World there are some amazing cards on there.