Saturday, 31 May 2008

Tilda and Co Challenge #21

This is my first time at Tilda and Co Challenge blog and the theme is 'That torn it'. Here is my card. I ripped the edges of the patterned paper and then drew on faux stitching, mounted and layed the Tilda image which was coloured in using watercolour pencils. I added ribbon with a gold clip to add some sparkle.
The backing papers are from Dovecraft, the assorted colours value pack paper and the Birthday value pack. The stamp is Tilda with cake - all of these products can be bought from Sassy Crafts. Thanks for looking.

Funky Fairys Challenge #22

This is my card for the Funky Fairys challenge, which is 'Summer'.
The stamp is Summer Tilda with hat, that I bought from Sassy Crafts. The background paper is Me and My Big Ideas, Chester range. I cut the scallop circle with my Woodware punch and doodled a little with Sakura Souffle pen.

Thursday, 29 May 2008

Boyo Blue

That's the name of my Bluebell's baby :) and here is a picture of him. It's not a great one, but hopefully I'll be able to get lots more when Bluebell is feeling better.
He has a white strip along his belly, Martin said it's a shame he isn't a girl. But I'm very thankful they are both ok.

Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Rudolph Day

I'm getting closer every month. Maybe next month I'll get my cards made on the day or before *faint* Anyway here is a selection of the cards that I finished today.

Fingers crossed I won't be rushing round like a woman possessed this Christmas LOL.

Thanks for looking.

Auntys forum

This month over on Auntys the challenge that was set by Tracey's Treasures is silhouettes, and as always I've left it till the last minute! Here are the ATCs which I made for this challenge.

I used Cuttlebug Divine Swirls for the backing card, mounted the silhouette designs and added Prima flowers and ribbon. Wonder if I'll have time to make something else!!!

Thanks for looking.

Design team work

Here is another item that I made with the kit from Sassy Crafts.

All the items that I've used can be purchased from Sassy Crafts. And wait for it, Emma is going to be stocking even more wonderful Magnolia stamps very soon, so keep checking :).

Saturday, 24 May 2008

Paperminutes Challenge #14

This is the sketch challenge this week on Paperminutes. As I finally received my gorgeous new Magnolia stamps (thanks Royal Mail!!!!!) from Sassy Crafts, I wanted to use one of my new stamps, so I decided to rotate the sketch so I could ;)

For the background I used weave background stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms. For the main image I used Summer Tilda, coloured her in with watercolour pencils, added a couple of Prima Got Flowers and attached them with a couple of Dovecraft brads. Then finally added green dotty ribbon.

Thanks for looking.

Friday, 23 May 2008

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Thursday, 22 May 2008

Tag You're It #7

The challenge this week on Tag You're It is Pretty and Feminine.

This is my tag. The backing paper is a Melissa Frances - don't know the collection. The image is from Joanna Sheen's Victorian Romance CD, Prima Quick Picks and some lace for the final touch.

Thanks for looking.

Sea-Gals Skinnys Challenge

This weeks theme on Sea-Gals Skinnys challenge is 'Oriental'. I have a great stamp set from Tanda Stamps which is just right for this theme. I embossed the stamped image and then I added a coin embellishment.
Thanks for looking.

Stamping Fairies Fun Sketch #24

This is the great sketch challenge over on Stamping Fairies this week, and as I haven't used my new Inkadinkado stamp I thought I'd use it for the centre piece.

I don't know the make of the papers, but I have a few different ones like this, so I'd better start using them! This is a lovely clear stamp Noteworthy by Inkadinkado which I bought from Sassy Crafts, the middle section with the wording is separate and I was tempted to put a flower in the centre instead of the wording.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, 21 May 2008

More blog candy

This time Michelleo over on Stamps, Paper, Scissors and Donkey Smiles has some gorgeous blog candy, so pop along and leave a comment it's that simple!

I'm not lost LOL

I am around, just can't seem to find my mojo. I did manage to make an ATC today with one of my gorgeous Third Coast Stamps, I think he is adorable. I made this for a swap on a forum (and I'd better get it posted!!)This stamp and more can be bought from Sassy Crafts, and just today Emma has gorgeous new Catslife Press stamps in stock aswell as restocks on all the sell outs (and I managed to buy some before they sold out again!).

Sunday, 18 May 2008

Blog Candy

Do you want some gorgeous blog candy????? check out Heidi's blog all you have to do is leave a comment and link back to your blog - simple!

Saturday, 17 May 2008

CMUtd Challenge #8

The challenge over on CMUtd challenge blog is Flowers. And I'm just in time with this challenge phew!

The backing paper is BasicGrey Gypsy, and as the challenge is flowers I used my Magnolia stamp holding a flower (from Sassy Crafts). The gorgeous flowers are Prima Quick Picks with Hero Arts gemstones to add a touch of bling.

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, 15 May 2008

My Time to Craft Challenge #14

I don't usually do scrapping, but when I read the challenge over on My Time to Craft 'Dark Hair' I just had to print a couple of pictures of my gorgeous Bear. He is soooo handsome, and as you can tell, he isn't shy when the camera is out LOL. The paper is Kate Collection from Crate Paper, and the green blossom is a Prima Stone Rose. I covered Making Memories chipboard which was given to me for my birthday by Emma.

Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Paperminutes Challenge #13

I'm on a roll today, it must be the lovely weather keeping me in doors - I have loads to do in the garden LOL. Paperminutes sketch this week is another great one.
This was a very quick card for me, and a bit of a cheat too! I used a Penny Black Stickeroo for the image and just added a few flowers, simple as that!
Thanks for looking.

Inchy by Inch #3

This week over on Inchy by Inch the challenge is 'Faces'. I'm really enjoying making these little things, and I can really understand why people get addicted making them LOL - I just wonder if inchies are going to be added to my forever growing addiction list in crafting LOL. Anyway, here my inchy Thanks for looking.

Funky Fairys Challenge #20

A great challenge blog is Funky Fairys, and this week they have a great sketch challenge. As it's a gorgeous day outside I thought I'd use my flower stamp to bring a bit of colour indoors. As you can tell, I rotated the sketch around, 'cause I wanted to use the blessing stamp. The backing paper is Bitty Scrap Pad, Whipper Snapper flower pot stamp and My Sentiments Exactly stamp for the blessing. I also used 3 gorgeous Prima Quick Pick flowers with added Hero Arts gemstones to the middle. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Stamping Fairies Fun Sketch #23

This is the sketch on Stamping Fairies this week. This is my take on the sketch. I used Basic Grey papers Lilykate collection, and one of my Magnolia stamps from Sassy Crafts.

Friday, 9 May 2008

Sea-Gals Skinnys Challenge

Just as the weather changes to rain, over on Sea-Gals Skinnys this week the challenge is Here comes Summer. Now that is really funny!!!!

Oh well, I hope the summer is just around the corner. I used Woodware stamps a few primas and Hero Arts gemstones.

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, 8 May 2008

Sea-Gals Skinnys Challenge #4

I'm getting quite used to working with the skinny size, and over on Sea-Gals Skinnys this week the challenge is My Favorite Theme. My fav is stamping, I love to stamp, so I had to try out my scrummy new stamps that arrived today from Sassy Crafts. The paper is Making Memories, but I can't remember the collection, the stamps are Insignia Stamps made by Basic Grey, to finish off I added green organza ribbon and 4 large Papermania brads.

Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Funky Fairys Challenge #19

Over on Funky Fairys the challenge is Going Dotty. So I grabbed my faithful BasicGrey Two Scoops and my Magnolia stamp and had a little play while DH was asleep on the sofa - he does work sooo hard!!!. I coloured Tilda in with watercolour pencils - quick and easy! As always, you can buy Two Scoops and Tilda at Sassy Crafts ;) Thanks for looking.

Think Monday - Think ATC

I think this is the first time I've joined in with Think Monday - Think ATC blog, and as soon as I spotted the theme Black and White I knew exactly which stamp I was going to use. One of my favorite makes at the moment, Third Coast Stamps. You can buy this stamp and more at Sassy Crafts.
I added a touch of ribbon, flower and brad to finish off the ATC.
Thanks for looking.

Paperminutes Challenge #12

This is the sketch for this weeks challenge on Paperminutes. And while I was making another card this morning, I spotted some gorgeous paper which would do nicely for this challenge. Again it's from the Gypsy range and I added some gorgeous Prima quick pick blossoms.
Thanks for looking.

My Time to Craft Challenge #13

The challenge this week on My Time to Craft is Ribbons. As I love ribbons I thought I'd have a go at this challenge.

On this card I used Basic Grey Gypsy papers, one of my new Magnolia stamps (check out Sassy Crafts for gorgeous new Magnolia stamps), some wooden flowers which I covered in paper and of course I've used some ribbons.

Thanks for looking.

Monday, 5 May 2008

Design team work

As you probably already know, I'm a member of the Design team for Sassy Crafts and I just wanted to share a couple of pieces of work I've made recently. The kit I received from Emma consisted of a selection of Basic Grey Sultry papers, the matching fibres and a selection of gorgeous Prima Marketing night shades satin lavender blossoms. This card I used my Magnolia stamp which I coloured in using Twinkling H2os, added a few prima flowers and I stamped the Thanks on which is made by Third Coast Stamps. This altered beer mat was kindly given to me (and quite a few more) by Rosie for my birthday. Again I used the Sultry papers to cover the beer mat attached the fibres using brads. I used my Nestabilities to mat and layer more of the gorgeous papers. Finally I added a scrummy Prima blossom and attached it to the coaster with a Dovecraft jewel brad. Fingers crossed I'll have a few more pieces this week. Thanks for looking.

Paperminutes Challenge #11

On Paperminutes challenge blog this week they have a great sketch and thankfully I'm just in time to do this challenge - leaving it till the last moment again!!
I've used Chatterbox paper, the Cottage collection which I love and wish I'd bought more 'cause it's double sided and both sides are gorgeous. I coloured in my Magnolia stamp (from Sassy Crafts, and Emma has a delivery tomorrow of new stamps which I can't wait to get my little mits on) with water colour pencils and added a touch of Stickles on the wings.

Sunday, 4 May 2008

Ismaki challenge #17

As I couldn't sleep tonight, I've been looking at some different challenge blogs and I liked the look of this sketch on the Ismaki blog. I grabbed the stamp which I used earlier (Whipper Snapper) and found my Basic Grey Lilykate papers, added a touch of ribbon, and that was it. Again I coloured in the image with watercolour pencils.
Thanks for looking.

Saturday, 3 May 2008

CMUtd Challenge #6

On CMUtd challenge blog, Julie has taken over from Babs and this is her first challenge is Circles and Dots. When I was making my ATC this morning I spotted some fabby paper which is just right for this challenge, so I inked up one of my new Magnolias and started to have a play. This is the result Thanks for looking.

Toppers, Tags and ATCs #5

This week over on Toppers, Tags and ATCs the challenge is to create a Tag, Topper or ATC with the Theme of Plants/Trees/Flowers. I coloured the Whipper Snapper stamp in with watercolour pencils and then just went over it with a brush.

Friday, 2 May 2008

Stamping Fairies Fun Sketch #21

I haven't taken part in Stamping Fairies challenge blog for a little while and I don't know why not. As I've said before I love working from sketches!

I just had to use my new Cosmo Cricket Fleuriste (bought from Sassy Crafts - and have I mentioned Emma is having a big sale this weekend!!!!) papers for this card. I added a paper flower and a gorgeous brad from Making Memories.

My Paper World #9

I love looking and taking part in this challenge blog, 'cause I love sketches. This is the sketch for this challenge, and this is my card (and as you can tell I've changed it a little bit).
I'm loving my Magnolias at the moment and Sassy Crafts has a great bank holiday sale on now, so grab yourself a great bargin (or two - I've already put my order in and I'm sure that's not the last one for this weekend LOL).

Thursday, 1 May 2008

Sea-Gals Skinnys Challenge #3

The challenge this week over at Sea-Gals Skinnys challenge blog is jokers and/or jesters. So I had a look at images on the internet, and I can tell you, it takes an age when you're on dial up, so after a long while I gave up and picked an image which was on the screen at that time. And here it is

The backing paper is from Cherry Arte, and I've been wondering what I could use for.

Thanks for looking.