Sunday, November 29, 2009

A Birthday card for a sweet 16

Here is a Birthday card I made for a friends at works daughter. She turned 16 on Saturday and was having a massive party to celebrate. This was rustled up in 30 minutes, I was meant to be packing up to go to bed oops :)

I am entering this card in to the Creative Card crew challenge which is to use your favourite things, well thats easy I love everything to do with crafting, i particularly love flowers and gems though, I really need to get some more - hmmmmm i hear the craft store calling.

Card Recipe
Papers - Forever freinds
Gems - from Steph
Image - The greeting farm
Coloured with Copics
Cardstock from stash
Brad - Papermania
Flowers from Steph - I know i have loads of bits from Steph she is a gem

The cards we made at the make and take

I have to say yesterday was ABSOLOUTLY BRILLIANT. Me and Fi whent along to Stephs make and take up in Dunmow Essex. We had so much fun, it was great to meet all the other crafters and try out some new things, I have to say though my Christmas wish list is now a mile long there were so many brilliant punches and papers and stamps and..........................

I know your probably bored of me saying it but I have to apologise for the picture quality I didn't catch the day light so they all look rubbish.

I really liked this one, the tree was made out of 3 stamps, one for the tree itself, one for the trunk and one for the baubles which is pretty cool so you can make the baubles match the cardstock.

This one also had a matching box to go with it but it is too dark to take a picture now so I will add one tommorrow.

I love this one so simple and yet really beautiful.

Steph is an incredible and generous woman, she is so bubbly and a brilliant crafter, thank you for a brilliant day Steph can't wait for the next one ;) wink Also thanks to Kate and Aimes and Caryn who helped Steph prepare and helped us all on the day.

Here are a few pics from the day

me and Fi with The wonderful lady herself

Happy Santa

How cool is this image - you gotta love it - I followed the Friday sketchers sketch for this one - I should probable make a few cards with one sketch but I never seem to be able to - always want to try different ones. I acually found this one difficult - it may just be because I was tring to put it together att 1130 pm :)

Here is what I did with the sketch. I used papers from the Forever friends Christmas collection. The image was coloured with copics, I then added lots of little dots of liquid pearl to make it look like it is snowing, I wasn't sure how it would turn out and was a bit nervous as it took me a while to colour but I think it turned out well. I have also added some clear stickles to Santa's hat to make it

Card Recipe
Papers - Forever friends
Image - unsure i got it in a swap
Sentiment - Computer generated
Liquid pearls
Brads - Papermania
Gems - from Steph

I am also entering this card in to Paper take weekly where the theme is Christmas :) I think this one fits for sure 

Another Christmas card

Here is another Christmas card I have made for my Dad. I love these images they are so sweet. To make this card I followed a sketch on Get Sketchy which is shown below.

I rotated the sketch to make my card. Again sorry for the poor picture quality it is dark over here now and my flash seems to spoil the picture. I have no idea what this card stock is called I bought it off the market last year some time.

Card Recipe
Paper - from stash
Miri Card
Image - The Greeting farm
Buttons and flower from steph
Coloured with Copics
Brad - Papermania

My entry to Stamp with fun

I really should post these cards when I make them and not days later - slapped wrist - here is a card I made for my dad to give to one of his Sisters for Christmas. I used the sketch from Papertake weekly shown below

I am not sure who the image is by as it was given to me by Steph, if any one knows please can you let me know so I can credit the company. I used papers from the Forever friends Christmas collection and ran some blue cardstock through the Cuttlebug for the background. The image was coloured with Copics but rather than colouring the darkest colour first I have tried colouring the lighter colour and then going darker, I really like how it turned out.

Once again apologies for the picture quality i will take a better picture in daylight, problem is when I leave in the morning it is dark and when I get home it is dark grrrr

Card Recipe
Papers - Foerver friends
Miri card
Sentiment - computer generated
Image - from Steph
Ribbon - Papermania

My entry to Sketch saturday

Good Afternoon Ladies hope you are all well. I had an amazing time yesterday at Stephs make and take, It was so nice to meet some of the people I know only through their blogs. We had so much fun it all whent to fast, I could have easily stayed for another 4 hours lol. I will post the cards we made later on. I think I may have to take my pictures again the lighting is awful so apologies for the one below.

I made this card using a Dew Drop Craftz digi Image. Don't forget there is still a challenge going on you can find it here, you have the chance to win 2 copic markers and a free Digi image, what are you waiting for??

Here is the sketch I followed for the card. I rotated it to fit my image. I really liked this one. 

And here is what I did with it. The papers I used are from Basic Gray's Wassail collection. I also used some of the card stock steph gave us in our fab goody bags yesterday - she really is an amazing woman.

Hope you like my card this week please follow the link below if you would like to purchase this image and have a go at it yourself.

Card Recipe
Papers - Basic Gray Wassail
Red cardstock from Steph
Beads - from Steph
Coloured with Copics
Sentiment - printed from PC

Thursday, November 26, 2009

My Entry to Mojo Monday and Charisma cards

I made two cards this week to fit this challenge. I have had to alter the sketch slightly as my cards weren't big enough but I hope they still count. 

This is the sketch we had to follow

And here are the cards I made using this sketch

The card on the left was made using papers from Basic Grays Wassail collection and the card on the right was made using papers from the Forever friends all wrapped up and home for Christmas collections.

The image on the card on the left is by Mo Maurie Manning and is a Digi, and the one on the right is  Digi by CC Designs.

I am also going ot be entering these cards in to the Charisma Cardz challenge which is to make a card or anything depicting Christmas.

My Entry to Crazy 4 Challenges and Bee Crafty

Would you beleive I made this card the day the challenge was put up and it has taken until now for me to post it, how rubbish am I, really need to pull my socks up.

Any how here is the sketch we had to follow;

And here is what I did with the sketch

The background paper was just plain green but I stamped it all over with little silver snowflakes to make it look more Christmassy :) The image is from CC Designs, I love these images going to be sad when Christmas is over and I have to put them away for a year :(

Here is a close up of the image, coloured with copics, there is some stickles at the bottom to make the snow sparkly and I added Liquid pearls to her wings to make them stand out although i did get a bit mesy with that, must remember to put some on paper first and then put it on the image grrrrr

Card Recipe
Papers - Forever friends Christmas
Image - CC Designs
Coliured with Copics
Charm - Steph (Staming and sharing)
Stickles for snow
Miri card from stash
Button - Steph

Entered in to Crazy for challenges - Sketch
Bee Crafty - Use a digi stamp and add some sparkle

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Another Dew Drop Craftz Digi

Evening ladies hope you are all well. I am going so slow today - mainly because i keep watching TV instead of crafting lol. Ok so here is a card I made using the Sunday Sketchers Sketch for this week;

Isn't it a great sketch, I think I will use this on a few more cards. Here is what I did with it.

The image is from DewDrop craftz and is called 'warmth of winter' you can buy him Here.

The papers are Basic gray and the image was coloured with copics. Here is a close up of the image.

Card Recipe
Image - DewDrop Craftz
Coloured with copics
Miri card and green card from stash
Ribbon from Steph
Gems from Steph
DP - Basic Gray

My entry to Sketch Saturday

Good Afternoon all,

Here is a card I made using one of the new DewDrop Craftz digi stamps. Isn't she gorgeous. I made this card using the sketch shown below.

Here is what I did with the sketch

The papers are Papermania Home for christmas and the sentiment is  See D's.

Here is a close up of the DewDrop Craftz image

I coloured her with copics, dont forget you can but this image right HERE along with loads of other new and beautiful images.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

DewDrop craftz release day tomorrow

Hi ladies just a heads up there is a load of new releases coming to DewDrop Craftz tomorrow come along and check them out here go on you wont be dissapointed.

New designs from current artists and also a new artist release too :)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse

Hello Ladies hope you are all well - not long till the weekend yaaaaaay :)

Here is my card for this weeks Sophisticat Challenge - We had to follow the sketch shown below;

And here is what I did with it :)

I love these easel cards they are so easy and quick to make, yet really effective.

Here is a close up of the image - coloured with copics

Card Recipe
Image - Mo Maurie Manning
Coloured with Copics
Papers Forever friends
Button - K&Co
Miri card and gems from stash

Sunday, November 15, 2009

WOW I got an award

Wow I just realised I have been given an award from Fiona AKA Lil Daffodil thank you sooooooo much I am so chuffed.

Ok so I have to answer looooads of questions and also give this award out to 5 people.

I would like to give this award to

Fiona Gibson
Stephanie (Stamping and Sharing)
Crafty Pagan

  1. Where is your cell phone? - to my left on the sofa
  2. Your hair? - Black
  3. Your Mother? - Carol - a belly dancer see her at
  4. Your Father? - Mervyn a Driving instructor - see him at
  5. Your favourite food? -Macaroni cheese
  6. Your dream last night? - I dont remember actually hmmmm
  7. Your favourite drink? - Root beer - we dont get it here unless someone goes on base
  8. Your dream/goal? - To get a big house and have children with my goergeous Husband
  9. What room are you in? - Living room
  10. Your Hobby? - Card making
  11. Your fear? - Never being able to have children
  12. Where do you want to be in 6 years time? - in a bigger house and pregnant :)
  13. Where were you last night? - at home with me freind Fi crafting the night away and watching Twighlight
  14. Something you aren't? -wide awake
  15. Muffins? - if you insist :)
  16. Wish list item? - Nestabilities
  17. Where did you grow up? -St Ives Cambridgeshire
  18. Last thing you did? - watched X Factor
  19. What are you wearing? - Pajamas soooo comfy love pajamas
  20. Your TV? - currently nothing on GRRR all those flippin channels and nothing to watch
  21. Your pets? - soo cute Cat Tilla and Kitten Isis
  22. Friends? -I don't have loads but the ones I do have i love to pieces
  23. Your life? -wonderful
  24. Your mood? -Frustrated can't decide if i should do more crafting or sleep lol
  25. Missing Someone? -My Daddy not seen him in 2 whole days
  26. Vehicle? - Fiat Punto
  27. Something your not wearing? - Make Up
  28. Your favourite store? - any that have craft stuff in :)
  29. Your favourite colour? -I dont have one really i like red though
  30. When was the last time you laughed? - today
  31. When was the last time you cried? - I dont remember
  32. Your best friend? - Husband Karl
  33. One place I go over and over? -Egypt - Love it got engaged there, had honeymoon there, having wedding anniversary there
  34. Facebook? -yup on there
  35. Favourite place to eat? - Home

A greeting farm christmas card

Hello Ladies I hope you are well. Here is another Christmas card I made using one of the new Digi's from the Greeting farm, I was hoping to enter it in to the Greeting farms guest DT challenge but I was too late :( I wanted to share it with you anyway though and am entering it in to the Digital Tuesday Challenge which is to make a card to send Holiday Wishes and also this weeks Charisma cards challenge which is Merry and Bright.

How cute are these two, I have to say once I had coloured it in I was really nervous about cutting it but i think it turned out well, I made this using a sketch from another challenge but I can't remember which one now and I think I am too late to enter it.

I coloured the image with copics here is a close up;

Again I used the snow writer for the snow it gives it a lovely 3D glittery effect, it doesn't show up in the pictures but it does look good honest :)

I also decorated the inside on this card

The papers I used are Basic Gray Wassail which are just beautiful I love all the Basic Gray papers they can't seem to go wrong.

Card Recipe
Papers - Basic Gray
Image - The greeting farm Digital Image
Sentiment - Dew Drop crafts free digi sentiments
Gold cardstock from stash
Coloured with Copics

Paper make up challenge

Good Morning All,

Had a great day yesterday crafting with my friend Fi still doing some crafting now going to do another altered notebook i think :)

Any how here is my card made using this weeks Paper make up sketch which is shown below;

I used a Mo Manning Digi for this card and the papers are from the Basic Gray Wassail Collection

The sentiment was a freebie from DewDrop crafts.

Gotta love these easel cards they are brill

Card Recipe
Papers - Basic Gray Wassail
Image - Mo Manning all wrapped up 
Colourd with Copics
Sentiment - Dew Drop crafts freebie
Cardstock from stash 
Gems - Steph
Button - from stash

Saturday, November 14, 2009

a little notebook for my sister

Hi Ladies I have made a little noteborok for my sister for Christmas. I have my friend Fi over today we are having a crafting day :)

I am entering this notebook in to the Crafty Calendar challenge which is to have something depicting weather on, My Anya has an umbrella. I am also entering it in to the creative inspirations challenge which is to use something old or new. Well I have had this DP from Making card magazine for aaaaaaages so i am please I have found something to use it on.

After I took this picture I added on some little ribbons to the top of the notebook

Here is a close up of the Anya image

She is coloured with copics (of course :)

Notebook recipe
One blank notebook 
design paper from Making cards mag years ago 
ribbon from stash
Flowers - prima and papermania
brad - papermania
button  - from Steph
image - Anya 
Pink card from stash 
Sentiment - computer generated

Thursday, November 12, 2009

An acetate Christmas card

I have tried something different this week. I thought I would make an acetate front Christmas card. I embossed the snowflakes on the front of the acetate - I must remember next time to be more careful with the heat gun as acetate doesn't seem to like it very much.

The Image is from the greeting farm, I used some glistening snow writer on her outfit i don't know that you can see it very well on here but it looks really good in person :) I coloured her with copics and mounted her on to Silver Miri card.
The Ribbon was wrapped around some pajamas I got for Christmas last year. I knew it would come in usefull :)

Here is a close up of the image

Card Recipe
Image - The Greeting Farm
Silver Miri Card
Papers - Forever Friends
Coloured with Copics

Snow glitter writer
Silver ink and clear embossing powder
snowflake stamp - See D's

I am entering this card in to the cute card Thursday challenge this week which is 'Glitter me Silly' 

Lili of the Valey Blog hop

Lili of the Valley Blog Hop

Today's the day for the Lili of the Valley Blog Hop to celebrate the release of the new stamps on the Lili of the Valley Website. Each DT member is offering the chance for you to win one of the new stamps of your choice. If you complete the blog hop you will also have a chance to win 6 of the new images of your choice.

To enter all you need to do is to pop over to Jacqui's Blog and work your way through each of the links leaving a comment telling us your favourite LOTV stamp until you get back to the LOTV Valley Challenge Blog. You will then need to create a link to the blog hop on your blog. On the way around the hop each DT member will give you a letter - make a note of these as they will make up a word which we will ask you for if your comment on the LOTV Challenge Blog is drawn by Random.Org as the winner of the 6 stamps. We will e-mail the winner and if you respond with the correct word the stamps of your choice will be sent off to you.


Remember once you have done this you will be in the draw for not only ...............

A Lili of the Valley Stamp of your choice on each of the DT's blogs so you get lots of chances to win, but also be in the draw for the set of 6 stamps of your choice.

The Blog hop will be open until Wednesday 18th November

Here is a list of the Links to DT and Friends who will be taking part in the Blog Hop

Best of Luck everyone

A Christmas card and entry in to Sunday Sketchers Challenge and the secret crafter challenge

Good Morning All I hope you are well. I made this card over the weekend, it is for my father and brother in law for Christmas. I followed the Sketch on this weeks Sunday Sketchers Challenge.

Here is my enterpretation of the sketch;

The papers are fro the Forever friends collection and are mounted on to silver Miri Card. I am not sure which company the image is from as it was sent to me in a swap but isn't it cute :) wish I had more of these.

Here is a side view of the card. Yes I am addicted to making easel cards now :)

Please let me know what you think I love to read your comments :)

Card Recipe
Papers - Forever Friends
Buttons and ribbon - Papermania
Brads Papermania
Sentiment - Freebie from DewDrop Crafts (bottom one) See D's (Top one)

Cardstock - from stash 

I am entering this in to the secret crafter Saturday challenge which you can find Here
And also the Sunday Sketchers challenge which you can find Here

My First DT Challenge card for DewDrop crafts

Good Morning Ladies hope you are well. Sorry this post is late I had my dad and Auntie over last night for tea and had to take the cats to the vets right after work.

Here is this months challenge details, come over and join us HERE and enter in a card to win the brilliant prizes shown below. 

This months challenge is to make a creation which interprets the following..

'Summer Of Love' - anything bright & colourful and not depicting Christmas/Winter

This month there will be a suprise package for the winner including 2 Copic pens and a digital image..

Also, one person through the month will be picked to be a guest DT member for the next challenge..

You have until 12 noon (GMT) on the 8th December

Here is the card I made for the challenge

And here is the side view.

I have created a tutorial on how to make an easel card so keep your eyes out as it should be on the Dew Drop crafts website soon.

I look forward to seeing all your creations on the challenge blog - remember you have until 08th December to get your entries in so get crafting xx

Sunday, November 8, 2009

And Yet another Christmas card

Here is another card I made using A CC Designs image, this one is called Nora. Isn't she cute. Once again I coloured her using my Copic Markers. I swear they will all start running out soon, two have already run out GRRRRR. I am really pleased with this card, it is the first card I have attempted to use the little roses on and I think they look pretty cool. Again the papers are from Forever freinds All wrapped up - I love these papers I am going to miss them when Christmas is over :(

Here is a close up of the image.

I used my Souffle white pen to add in the highlights on the clothing and boots.

Card recipe
Papers - Forever freinds - All wrapped up
Image - CC Designs
Coloured with Copics
Ribbon - From Steph at stamping and sharing
Miri card - from stash
Roses - bought 2 years ago in Farnborough at a craft fare
Sentiment - From Steph