Monday, 27 April 2009

Two quickies!

I have had to make two quick cards! Both of them dropped on me by hubby! The vintage one is from one of my Joanna sheen cdroms and the forever friends one has been made using the matching papers!

Sunday, 26 April 2009

Dottie's world challenge

This weeks challenge on Dottie's world is to make a card for a teenager. I found a great quote

" Adolescence is a period of rapid changes. Between the ages of 12 and 17, for example, a parent ages as much as 20 years!"
With this in mind I tried to capture changes in this card. Hence change of hair colour and style.

Let's get stamping group on craftbubble

This week on the let's get stamping craftbubble group karen took charge as guest designer She gave us quite a challenge! We had to include embossing, a charm and interpret the sketch. On top of this we had to make a bookmark! I chose to use some willow design stamps and a couple of woodware clear stamps. I used cuttlebug embossing folders too.

Saturday, 25 April 2009

Another Lizzie!

Dare you to digi stamp challenge

This weeks challenge over on the dare you to digi stamp challenge involves things with wings. I used my gorgeous Lizzie from the lovely Sally-Ann. You can buy her at grab-a-doodle-do. I glittered her wings and used pink petticoat papers and papermania flowers.

Sunday, 19 April 2009

Dare you to digi stamp

The challenge on this fairly new blog was to make a card using the colours pink and green only! I'm on a bit of a roll with this now! Of course you had to use digital images and searching through my collection I found this piggy, the perfect image! It's from charmed cards and crafts. I have coloured it with my promarkers, used digi papers and added some papermania flowers. I'm quite liking this card although I say it myself!!

More blog candy!

Tracy has blog candy! Very nice too Tracy! To be in with a chance to win this lush blog candy all you need to do is to stop over to her blog and see what you need to do!! Good luck everybody!

Blog candy

To celebrate the launch of charmed delectable stamps, they are giving away this fab blog candy. This will finish on the launch of their new stamps so think you'd better get over there quick to be in with a chance of winning!

Christmas! New Dottie's world challenge.

Ok so the sun might be shining and you might be thinking holidays, bikinis ( or not!) but over on Dottie's world Christmas has landed early and we have been challenges to make a Christmas card! Well, this meant unpacking a box as I tend to put my Christmas craft box away in January! I had already printed this background and it was in my file it was form the cute companions christmas cdrom I think! All I added were the delightful cats, coloured with my promarkers and some red paper and a pink petticoat download paper. The sentiment I generated on the computer. It's certainly a very cosy feeling ! I ended up having to scan this one as the shine from the card seemed to blur the rest of the picture.

Saturday, 18 April 2009

Craftbubble challenge

It's been a day of challenges for me! This is my last one of the day and it's the craftbubble challenge on the let's get stamping group normally run by Sharon. This week there was a guest designer - the very lovely Katie and the sketchie was her inspiration. Pop over to her fab blog to have a look at her work!. As well as the sketch there were two twists. One was to use just two colours which is almost impossible for me and the second was to make a little gift tag to go with it made from the leftovers! Here they are .

Willow Sketchie challenge.

Meanwhile over on the Willow sketchie challenge , the lovely Dawny designed this weeks sketch. Well I had to do this one as I bought the lovely Walter and Winnie downloads and the twist this week was to either flip, twist or rotate the sketch, add something pink or girlie or both. I did both! I loved doing this sketch, so thanks Dawny for giving me the inspiration to play with it. I made the flower embellishments with the packaging I mentioned below. I added a panel of embossed and chalked bloom dots and a panel of stamped and embossed handbags which were additionally embossed with a clear glaze to make them totally sumptious! The wording was computer generated and I also used faux stitching. I absolutely love this card and am really going to have trouble parting with it!!

Dottie's world challenge

The challenge this week over on Dottie's world was to use a charmed cards download with everything handmade so all the embellishments and backing papers etc had to be handmade. Here is my effort. I have had a bit of a recycling frenzy on here!

I made the flower embellishments using my big shot and some cardboard packaging that I had through the post this week. I found a material scrap that I had and I made the bow with a shred of the cardboard that backs the image. I know it said no backing papers unless handmade but it's card and I didn't have any flower things that I could use!! I used my H20s to colour the birds and computer generated wording of Happy anniversary. The embossed, stamped groovy wording comes from an old set I have from Rubadubbadoo. I chalked the grass, drew the musical notes and doodled the edging. I think it's ok but now I need to buy either some green card or a small flower stamp!!

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Claire's blog candy

Claire has some fab blog candy on offer until April 18th! Wow definitely worth entering I say! She is celebrating her birthday and her massive number of hits! Thanks Claire and good luck to everubody!

More thanks!

Also a heartfelt thanks to my dear crafting friend Nicky who has been a very good friend for a number of years now and who is also a real craftaholic! This was the Easter card she sent me...yummy bunnies!

I also must thank my dear friend Sarah's daughter who has been making cards for me for a number of years. Here is this years Easter card!

Finally I must thank another friend who is new to me. We sent each other some bits and pieces and as a thank you Teresa sent me this beautiful hedgehog card. Thanks hun, I promise to sort out those other things soon!!

A thanks To KathyK too!

I just also wanted to acknowledge a few friends for the wonderful things I have been sent over Easter. This ATC was sent to me by KathyK, a friend over on the Craftbubble site. Do pay us a visit we are a friendly bunch and would love for you to come and join us.

Thanks to you Maree!

Just wanted to say thanks very much for this award from Maree. Take a look at her blog. she has some lovely cards on it! The rules for this one are to pass it on to five people. So I choose to pass it to

Monday, 13 April 2009

Sarah Kay

I made this using a colouring page I found on the internet. I cropped and resized the image in Word and then coloured with promarkers. I'm really quite pleased with this and it was much cheaper than buying the stamp!!

Sunday, 12 April 2009

Craftbubble challenge

Here's my effort for the craftbubble challenge this week. There was no sketch to follow but you had to use a punch somewhere on your card.

My Blog candy win!! Thanks Susie xx

Pop over to Susie's shop and have a look at the lovely things she has for sale!

Last week I was fortunate enough to win Susie's blog candy which was a set of Magnolia and Anya images. They are absolutely gorgeous so thanks Susie! I have only done a few so far and I can't put the others on here as I want to give a couple as birthday cards for some fellow craftbubblers!!! Some May/June birthdays coming up........KathyK and Jacky Scales!! So Won't put all of them up as much as I WANT to!! I have of course coloured these images with promarkers and won't use anythingelse at the moment, so thanks Sharon Armstrong for introducing them to us all!! :)

Thursday, 9 April 2009

Craftbubble sketch

Last Saturdays Lets get stamping craftbubble sketch required some careful thought! Having fallen in lurve with Walter over on Willow designs I just had to use him on my take of the sketch. He now has a friend and she, funnily enough, is now also in my posession. Who couldn't fall in lurve with this little fella though? I have added texture with the feather and a scrap of material that I had. I also used some beautiful, adhesive stones for the centre of the flowers. I also liquid embossed little Walter so that he shines . The image was coloured with my promarkers......of course!

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Susie's blog candy

Check out Susie's blog candy. It runs til noon on 21st April !

Dottie's world challenge

Evening all! This weeks challenge over on Dottie's world was all things bright and beautiful. I have chosen to use the beautiful image from the Holly and Madison collection and have coloured it with my beloved promarkers. This card is for a special somebody! The flowers are cut from a sissix bigz die and I am making use of my big shot that hubby bought me! The bright cheery brads are dovecraft and the pink flower is a prima flower. I have also liquid embossed the hat to give it shine. The papers are of course Pink Petticoat as so many of my papers are! The sentiment was just one I printed on the computer. I still have the craft bubble challenge and willow sketchie to do, but yippee Easter hols means either more crafting or housework, so guess which one will win although I really do need to tidy up my craft space just so I can have an excuse to admire my ever growing stash!

Sunday, 5 April 2009

Pink petticoat cards in a hurry

Don't you just love pink petticoat images and papers. The cute little chick is a freebie from Liz. The flower stickers were a freebie from a magazine.

Saturday, 4 April 2009

Dottie's world challenge

Just wanted to squeeze this one in for the challenge over on Dotties world. It's making a shaped card. I have gone for simple!! No time to do anything dramatic!!