Monday, 31 March 2008

Arty Girlz Challenge #27

The challenge is week on Arty Girlz is
Make something that includes chocolate! Chocolate coloured paper, ribbons, flowers, chocolate smelling embossing powder. A chocolate cake perhaps! The only other condition is that it HAS to include only one other colour (oh ok I'll let you have white too then lol).
This is my attempt. On my ATC I used brown and pink my favorite colour combination at this moment. I used a mesh stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms, Prima flower and ribbon from American Crafts (I have a drawer full of this ribbon which I forgot all about!!!!).
Thanks for a great challenge Sam.
Thanks for looking.

Friday, 28 March 2008

My Time to Craft Challenge #7

This week's challenge over on My Time to Craft is Sparkle! Use shiney card, gems or glitter. Try making an ATC, Card, Tag, Skinny, Scrapbook page, Fatbook Page (4x4) Gothic Arch, Moo Mini card, Skinny, Inchie or Altered Art. I have been dying to use my new stamp from Third Coast Stamps (which I bought from Sassy Crafts - have I mentioned that before LOL), I've just been waiting for a delivery of EZMount and hooray!! it came today. So the housework had to wait while I stuck and cut my stamps.
Anyway here's my card and thanks for looking.

Paperminutes Challenge blog

I've found another challenge sketch blog YEAH!, It's a fairly new challenge blog, so take a look at Paperminutes This is this weeks sketch. And here is my take on it

Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Altered Matchbox

Over on Auntys forum, I am in a team called Creating Mayhem (quite appropriate for me I think!). And each month we are set challenges, the main challenge this month was The Seven Deadly Sins, which I haven't made anything yet and the clock is ticking!. But another challange was also set from Aunty herself, which was to alter a matchbox. So here is my little altered matchbox. I used Basic Grey Mellow paper and an assortment of Prima flowers and a Papermania pearl brad.

Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Thank God it's Friday

No don't worry, I haven't gone mad LOL, it's just another new challenge blog I've found. It's probably been around for a little while, but I've only just found it. Anyway, on Thank God it's Friday blog the challenge is all about Ribbons ! Please create a card (or whatever you would like to prepare with ribbons) by using minimum one stamp and Ribbons - just how much, how colorful, how long or short you want.
I used one of my favorite stamps at the moment from Third Coast Stamps (which you can get from Sassy Crafts). The backing paper is from English Paper Company.

Funky Fairys Challenge #13

I think this is the first time I've joined in with Funky Fairys challenge blog, so I hope they like what I've done LOL. Anyway this weeks challenge is Bling - as I love anything sparkly - the more bling the better. Anyway the challenge this week is to use Bling anywhere on your project. So I dug out my Hero Arts crystal gemstones and had a play. The stamps and card stock are Stampin Up! which I bought from Fiona, check out her blog if you need any SU! products. Here is my card, you can't see the flowers properly, but they sparkle too as I used Stickles icicle (which has to be my favorite out of them all).
Thanks for looking.

My Paper World #7

This is the new challenge sketch over on My Paper World blog. So in between the cleaning and looking at my new baby bull calf I managed to make a card. I love the stamp that I used (it's the first time and I've been dying to play with it LOL). I bought the stamp from Sassy Crafts which is the only online UK retailer to sell Third Coast Stamps, so go check them out!
All this chatting about stamps and I nearly forgot to post my card LOL, so here it is

Monday, 24 March 2008

Just look at these goodies ...

Would you like to have the change of winning this gorgeous Basic Grey collection (I know I need them)? All you have to do is pop over to Sassy Crafts blog and have a look. And while you're there, have a look in the shop (Sassy Crafts), there's sooo many scrummy goodies to buy :)

CMUtd Challenge #5

Over on CMUtd challenge blog the new challenge is to make a New baby Card in NON traditional colours!! So I had a little play and this is what I came up with.
Thanks for looking.

Friday, 21 March 2008

Arty Girlz Challenge #26

This weeks challenge over on Arty Girlz is Doodling. Go and check out the blog, 'cause there's a great prize on offer. Guess what ....... I've made another ATC LOL. I'm definitely on a roll with ATCs at the moment and I'm having great fun and that's all that matters. Anyway this is my attempt at doodling lol.

Thursday, 20 March 2008

My Time to Craft Challenge #6

This weeks challenge is Quotes and Sayings. Try making an ATC, Card, Tag, Skinny, Scrapbook page, Fatbook Page (4x4) Gothic Arch, Moo Mini card, Skinny, Inchie or Altered Art. Considering I haven't made ATCs for a little while, the last post was an ATC and so is this one LOL. The clover stamp is made by Whipper Snapper (I love their stamps) and the saying is made my My Sentiments Exactly.

Wednesday, 19 March 2008


I love making ATCs but I haven't made any for a little while, only the odd one or two. I made 3 today, one for a swap on Crafty Cows forum, one is for a birthday and the last one I'm going to swap on the chain swap on Auntys forum as I haven't joined in with that for a while.

Sunday, 16 March 2008

My Paper World Challenge

I've been looking at some really great blogs recently and I came across My Paper World challenge blog, so I thought I'd have a go at doing the lastest challenge, which is a sketch and I love playing around with sketches. I made my card using the same lay out of the sketch (which is a first for me, as I usually change something or another!). So here is my take on the sketch. I've used a weave background stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms and one of my new scrummy stamps from Third Coast Stamps which I purchased from Sassy Crafts . I also used my Cuttlebug for the layering behind the image. Thanks for looking.

Saturday, 15 March 2008

Card maker of the month

Guess who is card maker of the month over at Charmed Cards and Craft ......... ME!!!!! I won the challenge with this card. I am so happy, because on the forum there are loads of people with amazing talent. Go join the forum and check out their blogs. Winning this challenge means alot to me, and in addition of having the great title, I get a £10 voucher to spend in the shop (give me a couple of thousand and I might be able to make up my mind which of the fabby goodies to get!). There's loads of challenges and chatting to do in between the shopping that is .... so go on, next month it could be you!

CMUtd Challenge #4

This fortnights challenge over on CMUtd blog is to produce an Easter Card using EITHER - a Cross, an Easter Egg or an Easter Bunny. You can add any other decoration you like, but it must include ONE of those three images.
Here is my Easter card. I used Pink Petticoat for the image and just coloured it in with watercolour pencils (as I haven't been able to find any Fixative spray here, but I'm still looking!).

Thursday, 13 March 2008

My Time to Craft Challenge #5

Over on My Time to Craft Challenge blog the new weekly challenge is Ticked Pink! So add plenty of pink to your projects! Remember make anything you want using our theme, an ATC, Card, Tag, Skinny, Scrapbook page, Fatbook Page (4x4). So I had a think and a play and this is what I ended up with. It's pink anyways LOL. I love this new stamp I have made by Third Coast Stamps which I bought recently from Emma at Sassy Crafts. I think you'll be seeing alot more of cards made with these stamps, they are just scrummy.
Well I think that's it, off to do another challenge ;)
Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 11 March 2008

I'm so excited

I haven't anything to show you it's just that I've ordered my Tildas, and now I can't wait to get them, as I've been waiting for months, well weeks really, but it feels like months LOL. Emma at Sassy Crafts had a delivery this morning, and I can't believe how quickly they are selling. I'm lucky that I placed my order early. Well I'd best go, my darling husband has just come home from work, and I'd better play the little (or not so little) wife and put the kettle on .....

Monday, 10 March 2008

Arty Girlz Challenge #24

I'm just in tme for last weeks challenge on Arty Girlz challenge which is 'Spring' so we are looking forward to seeing your creations whether they are based on the 'Season' or maybe you'll choose to do a spring card or use a spring in a topper or something Altered's entirely up to you as always, we love to see all the different ways that people interpret our themes. I always leave things to the last minute and I was hoping this year would be different LOL. When I was making this card, all I could think of is Spring Cleaning. And I know I have to start! Pop over to the Arty Girlz challange blog, as there will be a new challenge tomorrow. Can't wait to see what it is ....... I love these new designs from Pink Petticoat, plus I can actually download them - oh the joys of dial-up!

Sunday, 9 March 2008

I won a challenge

I forgot to say, I won a challenge over on The CMUtd Challenge blog. Woooooohoooooo, I'm over the moon, it was for my Mother's Day card . Check out the blog now, there's a great challenge going at the moment Challenge #4 - well it just has to be ......... EASTER!!! Yes, don't shoot the messenger but the day of kids with HUGE sugar rushes is rapidly approaching!!!!! Our challenge for this fortnight is to produce an Easter Card using EITHER - a Cross, an Easter Egg or an Easter Bunny. You can add any other decoration you like, but it must include ONE of those three images...... don't forget the deadline is SUNDAY 16th MARCH! What have you got to lose! go on and have a go, you know you want to .........

Papertake Weekly Challenge

This week on Papertake Weekly Challenge blog is This weeks challenge is Squares! Square cards, square patterns or squares on your layout! I think I'm just in time for this challenge, it's a very quick card, but at least I'm crafting. Haven't done anything for a few days and fingers crossed the new week will bring my mojo back!

I love this stamp from Inkadinkado which I bought from Sassy Crafts the shop used to be Get Crafty, but Emma the owner has moved up in the world and stocking gorgeous goodies now. I just know she is going to bankrupt me! LOL.

Wednesday, 5 March 2008

My Time to Craft Challenge #4

I can't believe how quick the weeks are flying by. Here's the new challenge on My Time to Craft Challenge blog This week's challenge is - Flower Power! Use flower embellishments, rubber stamps, perhaps floral paper, or anything you can think of to do with flowers. Here is my attempt, I didn't do any stamping, so I must find another challenge to put that right LOL.

Thanks for looking :)

Tuesday, 4 March 2008

Stamping Fairies Fun Sketch #14

Here's the new sketch chellenge from Stamping Fairies . I'm really ejoying working from sketches because sometimes I can sit for hours and not produce anything constructive - oh I can produce mess, loads of it that's not a problem for me LOL. Here is my attempt at this sketch, which is also an Easter card.

Saturday, 1 March 2008

My Time to Craft Challenge

I found a new challenge blog called My Time to Craft (well it's new to me), and challenge #3 is This week's challenge is - 'Things with wings' Think butterflies, birds, insects, angels, fairies - anything you like with wings!! and I've been dying to try this Inkadinkado stamp which I bought from Get Crafty .
Emma has been very naughty and stocked up on loads of scrummy stamps from Third Coast Stamps, I've already made my list :)
Thanks for looking :)