Tuesday, September 29, 2009

My first Christmas card

Thats right - this is my first christmas card of the year - i really  needed to have started earlier but i had an order for 100 invitations that needed finished and i have loads of birthday cards still too do. Better get a move on really. I have about 50 cards to make for woodgreen this year - I am sending them to sell in their shops - they keep all the profit so they can sell at whatever cost they like - sort of like my christmas present to the animals if you like :)

Any how here is the card I made using the sketch from Crazy 4 Challenges - I just love this new challenge blog it has some great sketches. The image is by Mo Maurie Manning and is a digital image - she has loads of these gorgeous digis right Here - instant gratification I love digi images - I dont think my bank balance does though.

Here is a close up of the image - i coloured it using copic markers and have used stickles on the fur bits of the hats.

Here is the sketch I followed - pop along to Crazy 4 Challenges if you would like to play too.

Card Recipie
Papers - Papermania

Image - Mo Maurie Manning 
Ink - Versafine
Misc - Stickles, Gem from stash

Monday, September 28, 2009

Win a Workbox

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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Entry to Sketch Saturday - A card for my Husband

Hello - here is a card I made for my parents to give to my husband on his birthday - they will be giving him a gift voucher so wanted a card with a little slot to put that in. I made one one the inside of the card. I am not sure who this stamp is by but it is soooo cute. I sruggled colouring it becuase my clear copic had run out (i have now ordered another one so it should be here tommorrow i hope)

Here is a close up again i used my Sakura Souffle pen for the highlights worked a little beter this time.  
Card recipie
Papers - Basic Gray
Coloured with copics
Ribbon and gems from stash
Image not known (please let me know if you know what it is)

entry to Papertake weekly

I really like the sketch this week and actually used it on two cards so I am posting them both here so just a warning that this is a long old post.

The first card i made for my friend Tracey it is her
    birthday in October so thought i would get it ready now -
Plus I couldn't wait to use this image that fell in my online shopping basket the other day :) she is from all that scraps there are so many i want to get from this store they are so cute. As always i coloured this card using copic marker and this time i used my new Sakura Souffle pen for the highlights - still getting used to this so hopefully they will improve in time. 

This is a close up of the image - isn't she so cute. I also decorated the inside of the card which is shown below.

Card Recipie
digi image - Kiki La Rue - Coffee
Coloured with Copics
Papers - Dovecraft wild blossom
Ribbon - from stash
Flowers - Primas
Sentiment from stash  

The second card is a wedding anniversary card for my parents - I know it looks christmassy especially as it is a christmas stamp but i liked the colours hopefully they will too

I am not sure of the colours i used for the image they dont mach the papers very well but i dont have enough reds to make it look good (i just ordered some more) I stuck with my basic grays for this card these are my favourite brand of papers i love em.

Here is a close up of the image. I again did the inside for this card which is shown below.

Card recipie
Papers - Basic Grays
Sentiments - wood ware
Image - I cant actually remember what this one is called 
flowers and ribbon - from stash 


Monday, September 21, 2009

A wedding anniversary card

Hello ladies - here is a card i made for my brother and sister in law. It is their 3 year wedding anniversary on Wednesday. I did decorate the inside of the card but i forgot to take a picture of it before i wrote in it oops :)

There is a new challenge blog starting

 (Text taken from spotlight divas blog linked below)

Every week I will post a challenge based on the "hidden potential" idea and the Spotlight Divas will show you their talented versions of it.

Every THIRD week of the month, I will be adding a fun tutorial for anyone to try out. The design team does not need to post creations for this as my tutorial will have lots of pictures and a finished project sample to look at.

As mentioned in the sidebar of this blog, there are NO vendor restrictions, but just YOUR interpretation of the challenge at hand.

Go here for more info 

They are also offering a blog candy for the grand opening -

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Crazy 4 Challenges card

Hello all hope your having a good evening I made this card tonight for my brother to give to his new fiancee just to say he loves her aww bless :) I made this using a digi Anya and Ian stamp i love this one it is perfect for this sort of card.

I used liquid opal on this to make the light areas on the image I am not sure what i think if it just yet maybe i will use it a few more times and see what i think.

I have also decorated the inside of this card i like doing this now - i really think it finishes the cards off.

Card Recipie
Papers - Basic gray and card from stash
Ribbon from stash
Flower and brad - papermania
I also used my cuttlebug to make the pattern on the teal card i love this new folder. 
Coloured with copics i didn't write down which colours though  - i really need to though i keep forgetting my colour combos grrrr 

Saturday, September 19, 2009

A card for my husband - entry to sketch Saturday

Hello everyone - My husband is a his Dads house today getting his car serviced so I had chance to make his birthday card. I think he will like it what do you think?

I just bought this digi stamp on Friday from Victoria Case there are loads more like this in the shop - there is even a christmas one which I will be purchasing on pay day :) I have decorated the inside of this card lightly - it is the first time i have cropped an image and coloured a smaller version for the inside of a card but I just couldn't resist -

Card Recipie
Papers - Basic Gray 
Image - Victoria case pin ups
Sentiments - computer generated 
Coloured with the following copics - C-3, R29, E00, E000, E21, E35, E37, E25, E29, O, B24, B05, B02, B29
Buttons - from stash

Thursday, September 17, 2009

An engagement card for my brother and his new Fiancee

Hello ladies, I just finished this card using an old sketch from papertake weekly. No challenges to enter for this one. The DP are a lot brighter than I am used to but i think it worked :)

I love these Sarah Kay images they are so cute.

Card recipe
Papers - Dovecraft wild blossom
Buttons, flowers and brads - Papermania
Image - Sarah Kay
Ribbon from stash
Colored with Copics

Altered notebook

I finished this last night  it is an altered notebook I made for my managers birthday - I gave it to her this morning and she loved it :)
I am entering this in to 3 challenges
Stamp Something - The challenge here was to make something with your favourite embelishments - i love brads and flowers so that was easy
Papertake weekly - The challenge here was 'faking it' we had to use anything faux on our cards - mine is the flowers
Sketch saturday - I adapted the sketch to fit the size of my notebook great sketch this week.

I am also going to put this in as another entry in to the whiff of Joy guest designer call. Wish me luck :) I am not sure who the papers are by this week this is more stuff i got from the amazing Steph over at stamping and sharing. I love this notebook wish I had time to make one for me hee hee maybe one day i will at the minute I have so many orders to get ready so you will be seeing more cards over the next few days. Oh yes the SB stands for Sarah Brown that is the name of my manager. 
Notebook recipe
Papers - Unknown
Flowers - Papermania
Brads - Paper mania
Stamp - Shy willow - whiff of joy
Image coloured with copics
Sentiment (initials) See D's alphabet
Pearls - from stash 

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

My entry for Sketch and Stash

Afternoon Ladies (and gents if there are any out there :) Here is the card I made for this weeks Sketch and Stash challenge. This is the first time I have entered this challenge - i couldn't resist the sketch it was perfect for what I wanted to do. I have added a few bits that aren't on the sketch though I hope this is ok?

The papers I used are from the lemonade Basic Gray paper pack - I love basic gray papers can't get enough of them - was talking ot my husband last night and he said it's a shame there isn't an option on the websites to enable you to put together your own paper books :) I coloured the image using copics. I have no idea what the ribbon stuff is called i got it from Steph from Stamping and sharing I must remember to ask her.

This is a close up of dressed up Anya - I love this stamp - another stamped image I was lucky enough to receive in the post - I can't wait to have some money to buy this set of stamps. I used glitter on the skirt and hat - I think you can just about see it in this picture. Also in the corners of the picture i attached little gems i think it finished it off nicely. 
Below is a picture showing the dimensions of the card. I really enjoyed making this one - had a slight hiccup where i put a piece of paper on wonky but i don't think you can notice it too much now which is good :) 

Monday, September 14, 2009

Entry to three challenges

Hello :) I have just finished this card which I am entering in to the Copic Buzz challenge this week, I will also be entering it in to cute card thursday and Sunday sketch and stamp.

The challenge for Copic Buzz was to make a card using this image which was provided for free by Nikki at DewDrop crafts (we could use any image from her store if we already had one) and make it Glitzy and glittery - i don't know if you can see it very well in these pictures but I have added glitter to her dress and shoes using pink stickles :).
The second challenge i have entered this for is Cute card Thursday - the challenge this week was to use the colours pink and green - easy I used my new papers from Basic Gray that I won in a blog candy - I love basic gray papers they are such great quality. Ok so then I also entered it in to Sunday sketchers using the sketch provided - my image was a lot bigger than the one on the sketch but I am hoping that is ok.

Card Recipie
Papers - Basic Gray
Image - Dewdrop crafts
Sentiment - Woodware
Ribbon and eylets from Stash 
Brads and flower - Papermania

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Friday Sketchers Challenge

Evening all :) here is a card I made for my brother in law using the Friday sketchers Sketch - I have to admit that although the sketch was perfect for the size of the image i was using it was difficult not to use more embelishments. I am also not sure on how to deal with backgrounds for these sort of stamps you know like he skies clouds grass etc so if anyone has any tips that would be great.

I recieved the image in a blog candy I won, it arrived today so I have been busy playing.

Card recipie
Stamp - Birthday Buzzard High hopes
Papers - K&Co Hopscotch papers
Sentiment - Woodware 
Coloured with copics (of course)
Gems - from stash

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Another entry for the Whiff of joy guest designer spot

Well it does say we can enter as many times as we like :) This is a card I have made for a friends birthday It was made using a sketch i found on the sugar nellie blog. I love this little fella he is one of my most recent additions to my stamp family.

Card Recipie
Image - Oakley with pullover Whiff of Joy
Papers - K&Co Wild Saffron
Buttons - From stash
Flowers - a kind gift from a blogging friend
I coloured this image with copics 

Trousers - B00, B02, B05
Jumper - G05, G07, G17, BG09, BG05
Wall - E37, E29, E35, E31

Monday, September 7, 2009

Some altered items

Hello everyone :) - well i say everyone but who knows who is reading this lol. I saw these ideas on the chicnscratch website  this lady has some wonderful tutorials. I had fun making these and plan on making a few more i think they make great little presents especially for christmas.

This is a Grocery list - i am going to get some magnetic strips to put on the back to that it can be put on the fridge - we used to have one of these then every time we ran out of something it whent on the list :)  to the right is a close up of the stamp it is from See D's Christmas stamps and is for a cat loving friend of mine. The card stock is just standard red card stamped with silver snowflakes. and i bought the blank pad from Tescos.

This is an altered notebook i have made as a christmas present for one of my sisters The papers are basic gray and the image is an another Anya coloured with copics. The gems were very kindly sent to me in a kit from Steph (be sure to check out her blog she has some amazing cards on there). I will be making lots more of these maybe with some matching pens.

my little sisters birthday card - copic colour challenge

This is the first time I have been brave enough to enter the Copic Creations challenge - everyones work on here is so amazing. Any way here goes. I made this card for my little sisters 11th Birthday which is on Wednesday. The pink papers are basic gray I LOVE basic gray papers already have my christmas onese just need to start making them now :)

I have used my favourite colours which are the greens and purples i think these go really well togetherr - the purples are the V00 and V02 I will get the rest of the colours when i get home and add them on - I wrote them down and forgot to bring them to work with me grrr.

I am also entering this card in to the 'I wanna be Just Like' challenge on the Club Anya Blog we had to use a sketch and of course an Anya stamp :)

 Here is a close up of the Anya image - I coloured her using copics
I think I am beginning to get the hang of these now - really want to get one of those white pens though so I can add in all the highlights.

Below is a picture of the inside of the card - this is only something I have started doing recently i think it adds that little something extra to the card.

Card recipie
Papers - basic gray (and papers from stash) 
Image - Anya shopping
Coloured with copics
Flowers - Prima
Sentiment - Woodware stamps
Pearls from stash

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Whiff Of Joy Guest designer challenge

I am soooooo excited today (Jumps up and down). I just found out last night that Whiff of joy are having a guest Designer DT call. I love these gorgeous stamps they are a dream to colour. So I whipped up this card (Shhhhhhhhh it is a thank you card for Stephanie from Stamping and Sharing I really hope she doesn't see it before it arrives I only posted it out this morning.                                                                                        

The stamp is willow catching leaves which can be found  HERE it is from the new fall 09 collection.

Here is a picture of the inside of the card - I tried to follow the sketch through lightly

Card Recipie
Papers - papermania - spring life

Stamp - Whiff of Joy
Sentiment - Woodware
Flowers - Prima flowers 
Others - card stock from stash, leaf punch, diamantes, angel paper, coloured with Copic markers

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

My Entry to Sketch Saturdays DT and Forever friends challenge

Morning everyone :) Here is a card I made using the brilliant Sketch Saturday DT Challenge Sketch. I loved making this card it has been a while since I have ised my Forever friends stamp too so I had great fun colouring in this little fella. 
Sketch Saturday are looking for 3 new DT members - I have my fingers, toes and eyes crossed :D I would love to be a memeber of their design team - even when I am not entering my cards in the challenges I am using the sketches to make my cards.
Here is a close up of the stamp - how cute is he. I am also entering this card in to the forever friends challenge this week - their challenge was to use Brads or eyelets on your card.
Card Recipie
Papers - Basic Gray - two scoops
Stamp - Forever Friends bunch of dasies can be found here
Sentiment - Woodware stamps can be found Here
Other - copics (I used E000, E00, and E21 for the bear itself) 

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


I won Denises FAB blog candy - can't believe it look at all these goodies :) be sure to visit Denise's blog here and check out her wonderful creations.

Thank you Denise can't wait for the postman to arrive now :)