Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Creative Card Crew challenge wk4 and whiff of joy by the skin of my teeth!!

I found a new challenge!

this weeks challenge over at CCCC was to use textures on your card it was also a fab excuse to colour one of my Bella images given to me by the lovely Tasha 'thanks Tasha!'

The textures on my card were made with my cuttlebug embossing folder which I then sanded, dew drops for the bubbles and some lace which i bought from e-bay (6x3m rolls for 99p and they were all different hows that for a bargain!!!) sentiment was hand written (as if you couldn't guess!) image coloured with pm need to work on the shading though! hmmm!

Just in time to squeeze in my card for this weeks WOJ challenge which was a fab sketch

I had a bit more practise shading this image and i have to say i love the results this time !!

Thanks for looking

Monday, 30 March 2009

a little trip out for a fab day........!

Well what a day I had in Harrogate on saturday it was such a treat to be surrounded with such fab products and crafty stash...
Well Kirsten and myself set off at 9:15 am her o/h was driving I was so excited as this was my first ever craft show and I didn't know what to expect. When we arrived I couldn't believe how many people were already busy buying stash.
We decided on a method to make sure we didn't miss anything which was to do one side of the hall at a time and a break for lunch in the middle...........
My favourite stalls were Craft work cards, hobby house and lili of the valley....they had some fab products and some beautiful stamps ....
whilst browsing the stalls i'm sure I spotted Wendy rhodes and Sara from Create and craft much to Kirstens embarrasment (Wholly down to me may I add) as i said quite loudly 'theres sara from crafters companion just as she looked up and spotted Kirsten looking in her direction soz honey i was a little create and craft star struck!!!!
We kept a good eye on the time after lunch as we were meeting Kath at 3.30 at the cafe which I was soo looking forward to.....
I managed to get some nesties!!!! (my first set) and a new fiskers border punch and a WOJ stamp that I have been after for ages I'll share her with you tommorrow if I have chance as I have inked her up but not had chance to colour her yet..........cant wait!!!!
Then at last I got to meet the lovely Kath we chatted and had a lovley time she introduced me to Dawny P, who in turn then introduced me to Marcea and her mum who were also at the show it was lovely to meet them and have a good natter, Kath gave me a beautiful folder of penny black images which I showed in my previous post and some lovely craftwork card goodies and more images!!!! and i gave her a little something too! before we knew it the announcer had announced that the show was closing at half four ( 10 mins!) , the time had flown but there was just enough time to check out one last stall before saying our goodbye's..........
I had such a fab day with Kirsten and meeting new bloggy friends I can't wait for the next show
ooh what a ramble!!!

Sunday, 29 March 2009

TYI and Penny Black Saturday just for you Kath lol!!

Had a fab time in Harrogate and will post more about it tommorrow!!
But first its challenge time and this weeks TYI was 'cute and cuddly' well I was given a lovely present of an image folder and some fabby Craft work card goodies yesterday from the lovely Kath

I thought it would be nice to make the tag from the goodies and dedicate it to her......
so this is for you Kath ......

And The challenge over at Penny black was spring and I thought my DCWV papers 'blossoms and butterflies' would be perfect I got to use new stash on this card (more about that tomorrow) and a big bloggy hug to Kirsten who gave me the sissex alphabet it was such a lovely gesture, thanks hun I love it!!!!

Thursday, 26 March 2009

New Anya all grown up!!!

I just had to pop on and share with you what was waiting for me on the mat this morning......
My beautiful new Anya stamps....they are so gorgeous and a joy to colour here are 3 cards I made tonight just so i could ink them up!!!

Ooooh! don't ya just love em!!!

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

TYI and Penny black Saturday Challenge

These are my two fav challenges at the moment....

This weeks challenge over at Penny Black Saturday was doodles...... you had to include doodles on your card....
I hand drew the doodlea around the edge of the card and round the image this card is one I made for a work colleague for her mum's birthday...the image is coloured with wc pencils and the papers are basic grey ( my total fav at moment!!)

And this is the tag for this weeks TYI challenge....this week it was a recipie 1 ribbon 2 buttons and 3 brads or eyelets....

The Image is one I won over at sketch saturday a few weeks ago so I thought i'd try a different style I quite like it although its very different from my usual style........

Hope you like them

Forever Friends DT Mothers day

Sorry for not posting for a while........

This is My DT card for this weeks Forever friends Challenge which was mothers day

I used BG papers and my fiskers border punch the flower embelishment is one from the lovely Dawn she sent me some beautiful embellies in my birthday card thanks Dawn!!

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

St Patricks Day :)

Evening all,
just time to post my DT card for this weeks Forever friends challenge......the theme this week is St Patricks day and this is my card.I Used stickers for my card this week and some bits from my stash the backing paper is by the very talented Summer Driggs.......

please come and join us we would love to see your creations.......

Monday, 16 March 2009

TYI, Penny Black Sat and some birthday thank you's xxx

Well good evening and I hope you are comfy because this could turn into a long post............

Firstly this is my entry for this weeks TYI challenge the theme this week is Time for Tea I used this Penny black image as it was perfect for the theme i love making round tags and this image seemed to really suit a round shape..... i wanted to give the image a bit of dimension so i curved the image and fixed it onto the circular mat by only putting stacked foam pads down the center I inked the edges and added a little lilac bow.............

A view from the side to show the dimension..............................

I love this image......................................................................
Then!......................... and don't ya just love it when this happens popped over to Penny black Saturday Challenge and there was a fab sketch with a circular image so yep you guessed it.......................................... ta da!!!
I adapted my tag to become part of this card and I really love it!!!

The papers are Forever friends flowers are prima and i used my fiskers border punch to give it a doiley tea time feel...........
Ok now for the Thank you's
As some of you know it was my Birthday last week and i would like to share the lovely cards I received from my fab bloggy buddys.......when I started blogging last October I never expected to meet such wonderful,friendly and generous people, I don't think I knew what to expect I really wanted to share my cards and scour other blogs for ideas and inspiration!!!!!!!
Well did I get a whole lot more than I bargained for I love my blogging community and so look forward to checking out all your hard work and fab inspiration...ok I'd better change the subject before i blub lol!!!

I received these gorg cards from some of my bloggy buds!!! thank you all so much!!!!!

Thanks for looking and for following
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Wednesday, 11 March 2009

oops a daisy!!! Naughty girl............

Oh dear I have been so naughty!!

I couldn't resist the lovely pink birthday package my very special friend Kirsten dropped off this evening and as I was trying to carefully moving it a brand new penpal stamp bounced out of the bag ,I tried to catch it but it was bouncing around so much I couldn't keep up........
It bounced up the stairs and I almost had it twice but it was much too tricky!
I heard an almighty crash and rushed up the last few stairs,
in a jumbled heap on the desk in my craft room there was the stamp and luckily an open versafine ink pad broke its fall phew!!!!
well when i picked up the stamp it was all inky so i blotted it onto a smart peice of white card stock (well i couldn't be seen to be wasting precious ink in times like these!!)
there to my astonishment was a perfect print of my stamp.......amazing! ,
well then I had an image and I couldn't let it go to waste so...............I joined in this weeks colour create challenge LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This weeks colours are green yellow and orange and you were to try to make something other than a card so I made this fridge magnet.......the base is a beer mat I covered with BG papers and lightly sanded the edges . I cut out part of the image using a woodware scalloped punch(aaarrrggghhhhhhhh that has escaped from the parcel too!!!!)
I coloured the image with PM's and added a little stickles......flowers are prima....

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Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Forever Friends DT......sketch

This week over at Forever friends there is a fab sketch for you all to try this is my card:-

I used my DCWV blossoms and butterflies stack and the butterflies are clear peel offs mounted onto the same DCWV papers the flowers are from my stash.

The image was coloured with pm and the flowers are coloured with sakura stardust

thanks for looking

Monday, 9 March 2009

sorry another quick post!!

Quick post to show you 2 cards....

Sorry for the quick posts at the moment but things are getting a little hectic whilst I prepare for my Birthday party at the weekend
please bear with me normal service should be resumed shortly lol!!!!!
This card was for my friend to give to her Aunt.....

And this one i made for my o/h cousins son who is having an important op today!!

Thanks for visiting!!!

Penny Black Saturday Challenge....Recipie

This is my card for Penny Black Saturday challenge

A recipie;-

1 flower
2 ribbons
3 brads

Papers are a mix of BG and some freebies off a mag, ribbon is from my stash and flowers are prima....I coloured my image with water colours pencils

Monday, 2 March 2009

Forever friends DT

Just a quick post to share my DT card with you for this weeks challenge over at Forever friends .....

The theme this week is St Davids Day and it can be however you interprete it ,colour ,theme wording etc....

why not come and join in the challenge and have fun with these little bears......