Sunday, 28 February 2010

New Baby Card

Time is precious so I decided to combine some of the challenge
Hope this it ok?
Simon Says Challenge is Vintage with Flowers
I have never really done a vintage card so went with vintage colours
The flowers are all from my stash
Cute Card Thursday - Ribbon-Tastic
The ribbons I have used are from the Do-Crafts Goodie Bag
Secret Crafter - Stitching
I have used faux stitching on each piece of the card
drawn in using my Letraset Tria Pens
Came up with this wonderful sketch that I have followed
Dotties World - DeStress with some Distressing
Again like the vintage theme I do not normally do distressing
so did some (neat) tearing hope this counts
The image is Dottie & George from the Love & Marriage Collection
I am quite pleased with the outcome of this card
as its different to the normal baby cards I do
Thanks to all the challenge sites for the inspiration

Balloons & Bad Hair!

Mo's Digital Pencil challenge this week is to follow a sketch
This image of Mo's I had to get as this is just what my hair always looked like as a child!
She is coloured using my Letraset Tria Markers
The balloon paper has been printed using the Cute Companions CD
Loved this sketch

My Time To Craft Challenge - In the Frame

The challenge on
For this card I used an image from Bugaboo Stamps
She is coloured using my Letraset Tria Markers
The frame is made from some papermania paper
then mounted onto card and stuck on using 3d foam
All papers are papermania which I have had for ages
The sentiment was done in word
I have shown the inside to show the rest of the sentiment
This card is for one of my best friends whose also a nurse.

Christmas Cards All Year Round - February

The challenge over on
is to use at least three hearts on each card!
I must be honest I struggled with this so decided to use the hearts on the sentiment
and also heart gems on each card - hope this is ok?
Top Left
The papers used on this card are from DCWV winter mat stack
The image is a pre-coloured Dottie from Charmed Crafts
Top Right
Again papers from the DCWV winter mat stack
Image is from the Digistamp Boutique
Coloured using Letraset Tria Markers
Strip at top is a left over from a Kanban sheet
Bottom Left
Papers from my stash cannot remember the make as I have had them ages
Coloured using Letraset Tria Markers
Ho Ho Ho ribbon from Papermania
Bottom Middle
Paper free with a craft magazine
Image pre-coloured George from Charmed Crafts
Bottom Rights
Again Paper from my stash no idea who from
Coloured using Letraset Tria Markers
Just managed to get these done for this month
Thats 10 Christmas cards made!

Saturday, 27 February 2010

Dotties World - Its A Small Thing

Dotties World Challenge is - It's A Small Thing
For this as my son and daughter have just change bedrooms
I decieded to make a name plaque for my son
As I was running out of time I used a pre-coloured image of Mickey
The letters have been cut on my craft robo
Image and Letters mounted on 3d foam
Thanks for Looking

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Polly Craft Challenge - Double Up

This card is for the Pollycraft Challenge Double Up!
The images are pre-coloured Wilbur
They are mounted on to blue and then white card
The background papers are from papermania
and from the Daisy & Dandelion collection
Quick & Simple
Thanks for looking

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Simon Says Challenge & Hop

The challenge this week on Simon Says is a Recipe
3 Types of Embellishments
2 Pattern papers
1 image
The papers I have used are papermania
The 3 embellishments are
Image is House Mouse - Splish Splash..a Citrus Bath
I have coloured it using my waterbrush and ink pads
Great challenge really made me think
Now I am off to have a go on the blog hop
Thanks for Looking

My TIme to Craft Challenge - Green plus One

The Challenge on the My Time To Craft Blog is
Green Plus One
Now I do not normally do green cards now I have made two in a row!
For this card I used a pale green base card
Mounted the white and green leaved paper that comes from
the Forever Friends Parfait Pad
The dark green was free with a magazine
The image is from Digistamp Boutique
Coloured using my Letraset Tria Markers
The sentiment I did in word
The coloured used are green and white plus a little yellow!
Thanks for Looking

Cards For Men Challenge 4

The fourth challenge on the Cards For Men Blog
For this card I used a pale green base card
Matted the patterned green paper which I think is papermania
onto a piece of white card
The image is from Bugaboo and is a digital download
He is coloured using my Letraset Tria Markers
Mounted onto some green paper then silver card
The sentiment came with the image I cut in into a circle
For a bit of interet I added the striped paper
which is from the Daisy & Dandelion Pad
Do check out the Cards for Men Blog
Thanks for Looking

Monday, 15 February 2010

GD Card for Sketch N Stash

This wonderful sketch is from the Sketch & Stash
I have been asked to be the Guest Designer for this month!

Everything is new on this card as I treated myself to the Do Crafts Goodie Bag

All the papers, ribbon, flowers, brads and fasteners all come from the bag
they are called the Sunshine collection
The house mouse stamp is called Autumn Cruise is also new
(I seem addicted to House Mouse Stamps so expect to see some more new ones!)
I have coloured the stamp using my water brush
and my new brilliance pearlescent ink pads.

Do check out the Challenge blog as normal the DT cards are truly inspiration

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Birthday Box

The challenge on Dotties world was to use Heart's, Doodling and a Charmed download
I made this box in the early hours of the morning to put the money we were giving
to our daughter for her sixteenth birthday today!
The box was cut on my craft robo using a wonderful template
designed by Anne and shared on the UKScrappers Forum
The heart on the top was done in word
I used on of the Holly and Madison images
I then did some faux stitching (hope this counts as doodling)
Added Ribbon, small pearl hearts and a bow
Then some brad hearts around the bottom.
So Valentines Day is not an romantic affair in our house
in fact this year we are going out for a meal with 12 sixteen year old
Wish me luck!

Sweet Sixteen!

The challenge over on the Secret Crafter is to use folds -
so I made an Easel Card only the second one I have ever made!
The sketch I followed is from the Sketch Saturday Challenge
The spotty paper is from my Forever Friends Parfait Pad
The swirly paper is papermania been in my stash for ages
The paper on the bottom of the card is from a Daisy & Dandelion pad
The flowers are some blog candy I won on Cute Card Thursday
The heart and the sentiment was done in word
The image is from the Sassy Studio Designs site
She is Alice but with her long socks and
knocked knees she reminded my of my daughter!
This card is for her as she is sixteen today.

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Thinking of You

The Colours for this card came from the lovely Dawn on Mo's Digital Pencil
and the great sketch from Aud on Friday Sketchers
I have used Mo's Digital Pencil image
'Rae with Journal'
She is coloured with my Letraset Tria Markers
The Paper behind her is from the Forever Friend Parfait Pad
The other papers used all came free with a magazine a couple of years ago
(I have just found them in a draw today)
There are four little gem hearts in the corners of the square
The red hearts are brads with the legs cut off and stuck on with glue
The ribbon again in my stash
Please to check out the challenge blogs they are truly inspirational

Friday, 12 February 2010

Cards for Men Challenge 3 - Long Suffering Hubby!

The Challenge on Cards for Men is to follow a sketch with the added option of love!
I found this digital image on Karen's Doodles wonderful site
I thought it was a fun Valentine card for any crafter to give to their DH!
The image is coloured using my letraset tria markers
The circles have been cut on my craft robo
Paper are from Papermania and I have had them for ages
Hearts from local craft store
Sentiment done in word.
Remember Cards for Men is now a fortnightly challenge
Do check out the blog lots of great ideas for those difficult men cards!

Prickly Love!

This card is for the My Time To Craft Challenge of Hearts & Kisses
The delightful image is from Karen's Doodles
They are coloured using my Letraset Tria Markers
The background heart paper is a sample of wallpaper from B&Q's!
The hearts and kisses paper was a freebie with a magazine a couple of years ago
The sentiment is a metal embellishment I have had in my stash for ages
Do check out the My Time To Craft Blog

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Brotherly Love!!

The Simon Says challenge this week is called 'Whats Love Got to Do with It!'
This made me think of a brother and sister love!
My daughter will be sixteen on Valentines day and when we told her that means
she should be 'Sweet' - my son nearly fall of his chair laughing at the thought!
So I thought I would make him a card for her
The image is from Sassy Studio Designs
She has been coloured using my Letraset Tria Markers
The dotty paper is from my Forever Friends Parfait Pad
Circles were cut on the craft robo
Sentiments have been done in word
The heart background paper is a sample of wallpaper from B&Q's!
Thanks for Looking

Young Love!

This card has been done for some teenagers in love!!
I have used one of the Charmed Craft downloads from the Mickey Set
They are coloured using my Letraset Tria Markers
The circles and the large hearts have all been cut using my craft paper
I think the blue paper is from a papermania set I have had for ages
The ribbon came of a pressie
The three small hearts are brad but because I did not want the brad sticky through the card
I cut the 'legs' off and glued them onto the card using silicon glue
The sentiment was done using my Letterpress and Epic 6 machine
The ink I used was Pearlescent Sky Blue by Brilliance

I brought a load of these with the voucher I won on Dotties World and I love them

This card is designed using the
Sketch from Ria on the Sketch Saturday

The inspiration for the colours come from
the Secret Crafter whose challenge
this week was set by Cathy to use
Monochrome tones of one colour and white

The theme of love came from Nicole on the Dotties World
and also Cute Card Thursday 'In the Name of Love'

Do check out the link to the Challenge blog as the DT cards are really stunning.

Sunday, 7 February 2010


This card covers the Cute Card Thursday Challenge - Spots & Dots!
Also the sketch is taken from the Friday Sketchers Challenge which was designed by Tanya

I have used my Friends Pink Parfait paper and some paper from my stash
The stamped image is one a lovely lady from e-bay enclosed with some item I brought
I have coloured her using my Letraset Tria Markers
She is mounted on some 3d foam to give a bit of height
The flowers are from my stash, in the centre of each is a small
pearlized flower that came free with a magazine and then a small gem
The sentiment is done using my new Quickutz Letterpress which has been inked with
my new Brilliance Dew Drop Ink - Pearlscent Purple

Thanks for looking any comment always welcome

Puppy Love!

This wonderful sketch comes from the Sketch and Stash Challenge
The inspiration for the card comes from the Simon Says Challenge
were you use a photo to help inspire you!
I have used a new Penny Black Clear Stamp from the 'Critter Party' Collection
The pup is coloured using my Letraset Tria Markers
The hearts are a long forgotten See D's stamp from the Love set
This has been stamped using my new Dew Drop Brilliance Pearlescent Poppy Ink
The rose is also another forgotten See D's stamp from the Flower set
Again stamp using my new Dew Drop Brilliance Pearlescent Poppy and Ivy Ink
The paper used is from the Quickutz self adhesive paper pad 'Tropical'
Thanks for looking

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Fairy Folk & Things With Wings

The Challenge on the Pollycraft Site was THINGS WITH WINGS
and on the My Time To Craft - FAIRY FOLK
So I thought I could combine these two together
The image is one of the new Pollycraft LILLYBEAN Fairies
I have coloured her using my letraset tria markers
The paper I swirl paper and striped paper I think is papermania
The flower paper is from a Daisy & Dandelion paper pad
The flowers I have had in my stash for ages
I added some bling with the gems in the centre of the flowers
Thanks for looking

Dotties World - I Can See Clearly Now!

This Challenge was set by Adele and she wanted us to use Acetate
It took me a long time to think what to do for this challenge as I do not often use acetate!
Then I remember by FRONT & BACK downloads from Charmed Crafts
I used the pre-coloured one as I had left doing the challenge so late
Cut them out and mounted them onto the acetate
The aperture was cut using my craft robo
To finish the edges I used the last of my heart ribbon I have had in my stash for ages
The sentiment was do in word and mounted on to silver card
Thanks for looking