Sunday, 31 May 2009

pretty card!

This cute image was given to me by a friend . I decided to use the scraps of paper up from the previous card!

Dotties world challenge

The challenge on Dottie's world this week was to use coffee and cream with spots and stripes. Here's mine

Craftbubble challenge

Here's my entry for the craftbubble let's get stamping challenge. There was a sketch to follow as usual with the added element of adding something twisted. I made the little wire bee! I also hade a go and making this shaped card, something different anyway!

Saturday, 30 May 2009

Lovely surprise!

Well, well, well, my little Newton bear card made the top five on the allsorts challenge blog! For that I get to display this cute little thing on my side bar! Thanks so much for choosing mine as one of the five. I am honored!! xx

Monday, 25 May 2009

Last post of the night.

I have been working on this card for a while tonight and it's using the new cute companions cdrom and some of the stamps. I have not used promarkers and actually went back to my H20s. Not used them for a while and it was nice to use them for a change. It's a special card for my cousin who turns 50 soon. She loves gardening so I thought this would be perfect for her. I loved fiddling around with the little images deciding what my story would be. I hope you like it too.

Lovely Ruby!

Here's lovely Ruby from digi stamp boutique. I think she's so pretty!

Wedding anniversary card

It's our wedding anniversary coming up. It'll be eight years this June and they all show!! Here's an anniversary card I have made based on the craftbubble sketch this week from the let's get stamping group that I belong to. The image is from a CD and it's perfect also for the allsorts challenge which this week is not to use a stamped image. I did have to stamp the wording though as I didn't have any peel offs!

Sunday, 24 May 2009

craftbubble challenge and dareU challenge

Am in a bit of a rush today so thought I would do two challenges at the same time. The craftbubble lets get stamping group have a sketch to follow with the challenge over on DareU to make a card for a male. Here's mine!

Saturday, 23 May 2009

My card from Nicky

Here's the card that my friend Nicky sent to me in our personal friend exchange that we have decided to do once a month to cheer ourselves up. It's working!! Thanks Nicky I love it and it did make me smile! Love that pussy cat stamp!

Dottie's world party

Quick, don't miss the party over on dottie's world! There's still time to enter the fab party games there and you get the chance to win some great blog candy. They are celebrating their birthday relaunch and the fun has already begun. Closing has been extended to 31st May so go and take a look now before the party stops and we all have to pack up and go home :(

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Allsorts challenge.

Wow, this week seems to be a challenge in itself with several new challenge blogs out and I want to do them all but there's just not enough time! Well this is my entry for the new allsorts challenge blog where the theme is sweets. This was a definite challenge for me as having been to visit the dentist and being too well aquainted with the dreaded drill today I think sweets are off the menu for a while!! Still who doesn't like chocoloate when the dentist isn't breathing down your neck!!
I have used a pollycraft image from the cherry kisses range, pink petticoat papers and sentiment and in addition I have used some sissix dies. I used my sewing machine for real stitches and a fiskars border punch which I had forgotten I had which is always nice! xx

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Pollycraft Monday challenge.

Having only recently discovered Pollycraft challenge blog and had a look in the shop for more scrummy digital designs I decided to do my first challenge this week. It's week 15 and the theme is flowers. They can be any kind of flowers as long as there's plenty of them!

Her's mine complete with Prima flowers, various brad flowers and even the downloadable images had flowers. just right to cheer up a friend who's ill I think!

Sunday, 17 May 2009

Dare u challenge

The challenge on Friday over on the dareu blog was to use lilac and lemon. Here's my card using a Pollycraft download. The lilac paper was a pink petticoat one and the yellow paper is a docrafts one. I also used the blooming dots cuttlebug embossing folder. I like the clean, fresh feel to this one!

Another postpals card

Here's another card that will be going off to a little boy on the postpals website. Hope he likes it!

Katie's challenge on craftbubble

Here's my take on the challenge. There was a sketch to follow along with two twists which were 1. use a punch somewhere on your card and 2. use a card size you don't normally use. I happen to hate this card size so it certainly was a challenge and the punch I have used is a fiskars one. Despite the fact that I hate the card size I still love the card and am quite pleased with the outcome!

Saturday, 16 May 2009

Friendship card from Teresa

I must also post this lovely card from my friend Teresa who kindly added some other crafty bits and pieces to play with! Thanks hun and what a gorgeous card it is too! xx

My friend exchange.

Myself and my dear friend Nicky were chatting on facebook the other night and both feeling a bit down in the mouth. Then Nicky had this great idea of exchanging cards with each other on a monthly basis. We are going to take turns in setting the desired challenge and then post it! Here's my card to her, using a penny black stamp and pink petticoat papers! Just hope she likes it! xx

Katie's blog candy!

Katie over on her blog has some wonderful candy which she will close once she gets 2000 hits! So quick take a look at her candy. The sooner she gets those hits the sooner some lucky person will win!

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Thanks Teresa!

Teresa, here's another card I made using two of the images you sent me!!

Craftbubble sketch

Here's my take on this weeks challenge over on the craftbubble forum. I'm part of the let's get stamping group. Please come and join us!! I must also at this point thank my friend Teresa for being kind enough to send me her stamp so that I could stamp my own images before returning her stamp to her. Teresa, it's going to be hard to part with you know!!! This card will be going to a sick child on the site. Please go and take a look. My husband lost his 4 year old niece to cancer a few years ago and just sending a card or message can mean so much.


I saw this image on Sandra Dry's downloadable images and knew it would be perfect for my Dad for Father's Day as he just loves the advert! I used promarkers and chalk to colour and pink petticoat downloadable papers. The ribbon was recycled from a box of chocs that we had at work this week from a little boy who left us. How bad is this?? Somebody had already thrown it in the bin and I dived in to take it out!! Thankfully no nasties in the bin just paper but I know I would have had to have it whatever was there!! HELP!!