Monday, 30 June 2008

Take a look at this

This award was kindly given to me by Jane. She must either feel sorry for me or ran out of names to give it to, but tough! I have it now LOL. I am truly honoured, thank you Jane you have a wonderful blog yourself.
Also the wonderful Lea gave me this award. Go check out her blog, she has some amazing cards!
Now for the hard bit - The Rules!!!
1. The winner can put the logo on his/her blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the girls you've nominated.
Here is my list (in no particular order):

Inchy by Inch #10

Have you seen the prize for this week over on Inchy by Inch? If not, it's a set of unmounted inchies stamps kindly donated by Tanda Stamps. This weeks challenge is 'Thank you', so if you want a chance of winning these fabby stamps, join in with the challenge.

Stamp: Stampin Up! Circle of Friendship bought from Fiona

Embellishment: Prima got Flowers and a brad

Sketch Saturday #5

I'm a bit earlier this week for this challenge, and what a great sketch by Jo. If you want to have a go at this sketch, pop along to Sketch Saturday. Pattern cardstock: DCWV, the glitter mat stack bought from Sassy Crafts Stamp: Lola with Flowers from Sugar Nellie bought from Funky Kits Sentiment stamp: Stampin Up! Circle of Friendship, bought from Fiona Accessories: Watercolour pencils, various flowers and Dovecraft brad. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, 29 June 2008

Inchy by Inch

This week - well last Monday - the challenge over on Inchy by Inch was 'Black and White'.

The bird stamps are made by Woodware and I just used my white Sakura pen. I punched a out a flower and then cut it in half.

Friday, 27 June 2008

Sketch Saturday #4

This is the great new sketch over on Sketch Saturday and yes I know I'm nearly late, but I couldn't resist this sketch, Jo has a great talent designing these sketches. Wonder what tomorrows sketch will be like ........ Go check out the blog and have a go.
I'm really loving my new Blossoms and Butterflies stack by DCWV, the paper is gorgeous. This time I coloured Tilda in with Twinkling H2os and I think I need to invest in a few more colours.
Paper: Blossom and Butterflies stack - bought from Sassy Crafts
Stamp: Magnolia summer Tilda standing with hat - bought from Sassy Crafts
Accessories: various flowers, ribbon and brads, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots (bought from Sassy Crafts).

Thursday, 26 June 2008

Friday Sketchers #7

The weeks are flying by, and I nearly ran out of time with this challenge and I do love sketches. My mojo left me and I've been having a hard time just sitting still long enough to craft. Plus this stupid cold is annoying and isn't helping! Anyway this is this weeks sketch for Friday Sketchers
Paper: DCWV Blossoms and Butterflies stack from Sassy Crafts
Stamp: Magnolia Tilda with flower from Sassy Crafts
Coloured Tilda in with watercolour pencils, added various flowers and attached to the card with a brad. And I found this gorgeous ribbon in my stash.

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Wow, even more blog candy

Everyone has gone mad wanting to give away goodies and Fiona is giving away some gorgeous candy. Pop along to her blog and leave a comment, plus she is a Stampin Up! agent, so if you are in need of SU! stash, Fiona is your gal!

More blog candy

I keep finding loads of blog candy tonight. Here is another blog with fabby candy! Dana over on My Treasured Creations has some lovely goodies (and it's also reminded me to buy some Glossy Accents!). Pop over and sign up!

Blog Candy

Jacqueline van der Sar has a gorgeous blog candy, all you have to do is leave a comment. Good luck everyone (and I hope I win LOL!). Also check out her blog, there's loads of fabby cards.

Thursday, 19 June 2008

Arty Girlz Challenge #39

Arty Girlz challenge this week is 'Hint of pink'. And I've been waiting to use my Center City Murray Hill papers. It's not as good as it was in my head, but hey ho it will do. I attached the Bazzil blossom to the paper with a Dovecraft brad. The paper and card was cut using my Nestabilities.

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Inchy by Inch

This week on Inchy by Inch instead of a theme there's a sketch to follow. I found it really funny following a sketch on such a small piece. But I took up with challenge, will you? .....

The paper is Basic Grey Mellow and I added a small Prima got flowers and added a touch a bling.

Thanks for looking.

Our new baby

Yay, we have another baby - and it's a boy. We haven't picked a name yet and we still call his mammy Dobby's mum (and Dobby has been gone for a couple of years LOL). The only problem this year is the babies are coming dark brown or black so it's really hard to tell them apart.

Papertake Weekly Challenge

Are you feeling HOT HOT HOT, well maybe not today the weather is terrible!, but if you want to feel hot pop along to Papertake Weekly Challenge blog 'cause that's this weeks challenge. Stamp: Picking Apples designed by Elisabeth Bell. Which can be purchased from Funky Kits. I coloured her in with Twinkling H2os. Paper: Basic Grey Sublime pad I cut the flower on my Cricut and then embossed with Swiss Dots using my wonderful Cuttlebug.

Sunday, 15 June 2008

Sketch Saturday #3

This is the great sketch for this weeks challenge on Sketch Saturday. Pop along and have a go :)
This is a Father's Day card for my husband from our dog Bear. My mum told me to put money in there too!!!
Paper: Crate Paper - Taylor Collection Stamp: Third Coast Stamps - Wolf pups (can be bought from Sassy Crafts) Sentiment: printed on computer

Saturday, 14 June 2008

Arty Girlz Challenge #38

The challenge over on Arty Girlz is 'Faces'. Stamp - Pretty face by Third Coast Stamps Cuttlebug - Swiss dots The edges are distressed and then I rubbed Tim Holtz distress ink - antique linen (these goodies can be found at Sassy Crafts). To finish I added ribbon and 4 brass coloured brads. Thanks for looking.

Stamping Fairies Fun Sketch #27

This is this weeks sketch over on Stamping Fairies. As I love sketches and playing with flowers I couldn't resist this one.
Papers are Basic Grey, Boxer - you can buy these gorgeous papers from Sassy Crafts - also check out the blog for fantastic competitions!
Flowers are Prima quick picks
Stamp is Hero Arts
and the ribbon is from Dovecraft
I used wire to attach the flowers.
Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Competition time

over on Sassy Crafts. Do you want a chance to win some gorgeous Dovecraft goodies have a look here and if you are a lover of Magnolia stamps have a look here. And have you seen the new Magnolia Summer and Sea collection? Well take a look at this wonderful collection at Sassy Crafts.

Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Sketch Saturday #2

This is the sketch for this week on Sketch Saturday. And as I've mentioned before I love sketches. I tried to keep to the sketch as much as possible, but I'm sure it won't happen that often LOL.

The paper is K & Co Patchwork paper pad, the image is a Penny Black Stickeroo. I embossed the card with Traffic Jam Cuttlebug folder and cut the ovals with my Cricut.

Thanks for looking.

Monday, 9 June 2008

Friday Sketchers #5

This is Kim's sketch over on Friday Sketchers. It's a great sketch and I was dying to try using it over the weekend, but with life getting in the way I couldn't. I'm glad I had some time today to play.

The papers are Basic Grey, Boxer and the stamp is from Magnolia these products can be bought at Sassy Crafts. I coloured Cool Edwin in with watercolour pencils. I added a few Boxer brads and I doodled around the edge of the card to make a border.

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, 7 June 2008

Arty Girlz Challenge #37

This week over on Arty Girlz the challenge is 'Paint'. As I didn't want to get too messy I used my H2os at least this way I didn't get covered LOL!

The papers are Basic Grey, Oh Baby Boy collection. The stamp is Edwin with cap by Magnolia which can be bought from Sassy Crafts. I painted him with H2os and stamped the sentiment either side.

Thanks for looking.

Friday, 6 June 2008

Sketch Saturday

is a new challenge blog, so pop along and have a look at Sketch Saturday. If you love working from sketches or if you need some inspiration you'll love this blog. This is the first sketch. I used one of my new Sugar Nellie stamps Lola with Flowers which can be purchased from Funky Kits. I coloured her in with watercolour pencils - I really need to get better ones and a wider range of colours. The gorgeous papers are Basic Grey, Boxer and they are scrummy, I don't do them justice. The paper and brads can be bought from Sassy Crafts. The sentiment stamp is by Hero Arts.

Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Papertake Weekly Challenge and Cute Card Thursday #12

The challenge on Papertake Weekly is 'To die for!' is simply to use die cuts or punched shapes on your projects! So nice and easy - go grab your dies and lets see your creations!! Also on Cute Card Thursday, the challenge is Patterned Paper, so the card I made fits both challenges. This is a first for me playing this challenge blog, and I hope it's not the last ;) The papers are We R Memory Keepers, Hippo collection. I cut a few flowers and attached them with various brads. The stamped image is Baby Millie made by Sugar Nellie which I bought from Funky Kits.

Friday Sketchers #4

This is the first time for me to join in with Friday Sketchers. The DT work is amazing, puts my card to shame, but I'm learning and I get loads of inspiration from this blog.
The backing papers are from K & Co, chelsea pad and I used my Cuttlebug stylized flowers just to give a bit more interest. The stamp is from the Sweet Art Ebony collection by Elisabeth Bell which I bought from Funky Kits. I coloured the image in with watercolour pencils. Added a Prima quick pick flower with the centre piece stamped using Stampin Up circle of friendship stamp.

Monday, 2 June 2008

Tag You're It #9 and Tilda and Co #22

This week on Tag You're it the challenge is to make a circle tag and as I was looking through other challenge blogs I noticed Tilda and Co challenge was to make something other than a card. So this tag fits perfectly for both challenges (aren't I lucky, as I usually make one piece for each challenge)

I cut the circles on my Cricut from Chatterbox papers - Cottage collection. The stamp is sitting summer Tilda from Sassy Crafts. I coloured her in with watercolour pencils. I added a few Prima got flowers and gorgeous large dotty ribbon. For the final touch I added a few dabs of Stickles.

Thanks for looking.

Stamping Fairies Fun Sketch #26

This is the sketch for this weeks challenge on Stamping Fairies. I missed last weeks challenge for some reason, oh well, I might catch up with it during the week 'cause I love working from sketches.

The paper is Taylor Collection by Crate Paper, the stamp is Studio G clear stamps. I added a large daisy blossom and pale blue.

Thanks for looking.