Sunday, February 28, 2010

Prima has a secret

Prima has a secret coming our way which will be revealed soon. Go to their blog here to check it out and enter yourself in for this huuuuuge blog candy. They are picking one American and one International winner.

A mothers day card

Hello Ladies, Hope you are well today. I am having a very slow day I just couldn't get my bum in to gear this morning and usually the way it goes is if I don't get up and sorted straight away I just seem to take ages to do anything for the rest of the day. Including card making lol. Any hoo I have made this card using an image from In Style stamps they are soooo cool. I followed the sketch from Our creative Corner this week which is shown below. 


I used some digital papers for this card - you can find them HERE. The image was coloured with copics, i have been struggeling with using the blacks if ind they always seem to look more like I have watercoloured them after i go over with the lightest colour rather than looking vibrant. If anyone has any tips for colouring with blacks they would be most appreciated I have C3,C5,C7, W3, W5 and W7. 


The sentiment is computer generated and mounted on black paper. I have used black raffia lace which I bought from Quixotic paperie, they are the cheapest around for this (that I have found anyway). The piece of card that the image is mounted on to using foam pads was covered using a purple ink pad, I then whent over the edges of it with black ink to make it match the papers. 
I have decorated the inside to match. 

Copics used; 
Blacks - C3, C5, C7
Reds - R59,R46
Hair - E29, E37, E35 
Skin - E00, E21
Purples - BV08, BV17, BV00, BV02
Earings - Y23 

I am entering this card in to the following challenges; 

Digtial Tuesday - A card for mum
Crafty Creations - Cut it out and pop it up
Creative inspirations - Monochrome - my colour - purple

Friday, February 26, 2010

A new card

Finally a new card to show you although I have to say it isn't one of my best. I actually took this apart 3 times before I was happy with it last night and now I have noticed how messy it looks in the picture - i hate it when that happens you think the card looks ok until you see it in the photograph and realise it isn't as good as you thought;

Any hoo, I completley cased this card from Kim Costello who is a designer for Club Anya, you can see her blog here along with the actual card I used to make this one, she has some incredible cards on her blog so be sure to check it out.

Here is my card


I was lucky enough to win the entire new release and have just received them this week so I am sure you will see more cards made using these gorgeous images. 

The papers I used were actually digital papers aren't they cool.

I am entering this in to the following challenges

Roses on Paper - Cards for men/boys
Quixotic Challenges - One for the boys

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Doodle Palace - FREE IMAGE


Head on over to the Doodle Palace challenge blog using the link below to enter their new challenge. Everyone who enters will get a FREE digital image of their choice from the shop how brilliant is that. So what are you waiting for head on over and enter in today :) 

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

sneek peek Doodle palace image

Good Morning All, hope you are all well today. I am feeling a bit better, will be much better when it is the weekend though :) I made this card last night using one of the new images from Doodle Palace which will be released tommorrow. At first I was unsure what to do with it, but then I had the idea to make a Sympathy card. Thank goodness I don't actually have anyone to give this too but I have had occasions where I could have made one and didn't because I was too worried about making it in a rush and not doing the person justice (if that makes any sense at all). 

I followed a sketch to make this card but have still kept it simple. I weas umming and aaahing about whether or not to enter it in to a challenge but have decided that as the card isn't actually for any one that it is ok to do so. I hope I have't offended any one in doing so, if I have just let me know and I will happily remove the card. 

The sketch I followed was on Mojo Monday, I didn't use the diagonal shape in the middle, i put the cross there instead so hopefully this still counts. 

This is the card I made, I have decorated the inside to match with the pearlescent card.


I paper pieced the cross, I have NEVER done this before but I have to say I love the effect it gives. I had tried colouring it with my copics but I just didn't have the correct colours so at 10pm last night i decided that I would give this a try and thank goodness it worked. I ran some of my pearlescent card through my cuttlebug to give it the dotted effect which I love and the papers are K&Co. The sentiment is computer generated then matted on to the pearlescent cardstock. The ribbon was a bargain buy from Ebay, I buy my standard ribbons like this from an Ebay shop in Malaysia, brilliant products and fantastic value. 
I hope you like my card. I am entering it in to the Mojo Monday challenge this week. 

Monday, February 22, 2010

Aimes has candy and has asked us to show our first EVER cards

Good Afternoon ladies, I hope you are all well. I don't usually put candy posts in the main section of the blog, they are usually linked to the side bar, however Aimes has come up with the brilliant idea of getting everyone who enters her Blogaversary candy to post some of their first ever cards. Well I have a brilliant one for you, literally my first EVER hand made card when i was still in primary school :) I made it for my mum and Dad for Christmas.


I am really chuffed that I found this :) how cool. Maybe I should have a go at making a 'now' version of it this christmas, think my dad would like that haha 

Sunday, February 21, 2010

And relax

Good Afternoon ladies, hope you are all well. Sorry I have been so bad at visiting your blogs over the last few days, I have been ill, still feel awful but going to hop in to the bath in a bit and relax :) it' s hard to beleive i could still be tired I ended up going to bed at 7 last night. 

Any how I have made this card for my parents to give to my brother Oliver for his birthday he turns 27 soon (at least I think so lol) 

I followed a sketch for this card on Sketch and Stamp. 

The papers I have used are by Kaisercraft I bought them on my recent visit to Sir Stampalot, I love them. The ribbon is from Quixotic cards and the image is from Lili of the Valley. I have coloured him with copics (colours listed below) I have edged the image using green and black ink. The little gems are actually ones I bought for nail art but they have sort of migrated their way to my craft stash. I used my leaf punch to add a little something to the flower, sometimes i think they can look a bit out of place on their own. Also I don't think you can see it very well but I have stamped 'it's your day' in to the bottom left hand corner of the card.

Clothes and hat - YG63,YG67, E33, E35, E37, C3,C5,C7
Newspaper - W3, W5, W7
Grass - G05,G07,G17
Skin - E00,E21

I am entering this card in to the following challenges; 

Crafty Angels - Flowers
Kaboodle Doodles - Spots and stripes
Incy Wincy designs - Punch it out
My time to craft - Green plus one (I am hoping i can get away with the ribbon as brown was my plus one)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

sneek peek Doodle palace image

Hello ladies hope you are well, Just the one card to show you today, have been a bit rubbish recently not been liking some if the cards I have made so kept them to myself but it will get better promise :) Here is a card I made using one of the new doodle palace images which will be released tommorrow.


I did follow a sketch for this card but I think I must have missed the deadline because I can't for the life of me find it now lol. I coloured the image with copics, I wanted to have a go at colouring the grass and sky, don't think it looks too bad, it does look a bit flat though so If anyone has any tips they would be more than appreciated :) The colours I used are shown below for any one who is interested. I am afraid I can't say who the papers are buy as I completley forgot to write it down before i cut them all up. The pink cardstock is from Simonsays stamp though, I whent there at the weekend and they were sooooo helpful and friendly I wish I had loads of money so I could go back and spend it all there, come on  lottery - ha-ha - Oh i tried out a new method on this card, I had a little go at distressing, never really done this before and I don't really have a proper distressing tool but i think it looks ok for a first try, what do you think?
Copics used are: 
Bunny - C1,C5,C7
Wood - E35, E37, E29
Easter Egg and ears - RV02, RV04, RV06
Grass - YG67,YG63
Bird - E31,E35,BG01,BG09
Flowers - Y17,BV17,BV08

I am entering this card in to the following challenges:

Stamp something - Something Cute
Dare you to Digi stamp - Punches - I used my nestabilities

Sunday, February 14, 2010

A Sweet treat for my husband

Afternoon all, I hope you are well. I made this last night for my husband, he was out with his work they whent go karting, then for a meal and drinks. I picked him up at 0200 so we had a nice lay in this morning. Today We whent out for lunch to a lovely little pub in Somersham I had a soup and steak and Karl had mushrooms and then a steak it was gorgeous so full still even now. I made this present for him right down to the cookies inside :) I coloured Tilda with my new copics which were a wonderful early valentines present from Karl :) who can say best husband ever! I have a list of the copics I used below.


Here is a close up of the front

The papers I used are k&Co and the little daisies are from Martha Stewarts collection, my parents got them for me for Christmas. I have used the Chef Tilda image from Magnolia isnt she so sweet, I won her in a blog candy on Nilla's blog. As i said earlier she is coloured using my copics. I am going to try and write down which colours I have used for cards now as long as i remember, I am rubbish at writing them down. 
Dress - E31, E33, E35 r59, r46
Socks - R59, R46
Shoes - C3, C5, C7
Skin - E00, E21, R20
Hair - E35, E37

I hope some people find that useful, I know i like it when looking at other peoples blogs.
I would like to enter this in to the following challenges; 

Pile it on challenge - Let us see flowers

Friday, February 12, 2010

A Sweet little valentines card using an image from Doodle Palace

Hello ladies sorry it has been so long since I posted last its been busy here the last few days.
I made this car for my little sister (who is not so little any more) to give to her boyfriend this valentines day. I have used the cute Doggy image from Doodle Palace isnt he the cutest. I did start following a sketch for this card but I printed him to big so I had to alter it.


I coloured the image with copics and used my Sakura Souffle pen to add a few highlights. The papers are by basig gray. I mounted the papers and image on the plain red cardstock, i then wrapped some red ribbon around the centre and added a few gems to each corner. The sentiment was a freebie from Verve Stamps. 
I am entering this valentines card in to the following challenges; 

Digital Tuesday - It's all about the animals
Double Dutch - Make a valentines creation
Creative Card Crew - Valentines
Everybody Art - Valentine

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Sneak Peek

Good Evening ladies I hope you are all well this evening. I have been busy making a little box to show you tonight using a new image from Doodle palace which is due to be released tommorrow. I was hoping to get this to you earlier but this little box really had it in for me tonight haha. I hope you like it. I am entering this in to the crafty angels challenge this week which is to use a colour that represents you, I have always been very girly and love dressing up so pink is mine.


You can buy this image HERE  I coloured her with copic markers E00,E21, R32, R20 and R00. 
I am going to fill this box with chocolates to give to our friends who have just had a baby, although you can't really see it in this image, there is a tag on the top of the box that says for mummy and daddy. 
I made this box using my score pal. 

Have a great evening ladies. I am off to bed now. Need to get in to the habit of making my cards in advance and posting during the day i think. Just been soooo busy recently. 

Monday, February 8, 2010

Entry to Mo's digital pencil

Good Evening ladies. I am off to bed now as I have to be up early for work so I will make this post quick. No sketch for this card just a simple layout as the papers are quite bright and the image is a detailed one so I didn't want too much other bits detracting from it.


Sorry for the quality of the image it is dark so the camera set the flash, you never get a good picture with the flash so I will try and get a better one tommorrow.   Edit  - I have now added a better picture I hope
I am entering this in to Mo's challenge which is 'Wood' I have wooden tracks in my image 

You can buy this image over at Mo's shop along with many other gorgoeus images, probably best to prepare your bank balance :) This one is called ' the engineer'

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sir Stampalot challenge

Good Evening all I hope you are well. I have had a busy weekend of cards, it started Friday when (even after double checking that it was not the case a few days earlier) my brother called me in a panic saying he needed his save the dates for his wedding that evening as he needed to take them somewhere the following day. So when I got home from work I set out to make these save the dates for him. I am really pleased with how they turned out, my printer is not so happy - it didn't like printing on the vellum.
I am entering this in to the Sir Stampalot challenged where the theme is 'Moving', they do say you can interprit this any way you want, I am seeing it as my brother and his fiancee are moving forward in their relationship and getting married, they also brought the wedding a year forward - this involved another panicked call to me asking if I would have enough time to do the save the dates, invites, table names, table plans fabour boxes........... lol of course I said yes.

Here is the save the date I made 25 of these in the end and they have asked for another 6 - think i will make 1 just incase - I have permission from my brother and his fiancee to show you this


The information is printed on vellum and the snow scene shows through 

Hope you like it :) Just got to make the pocket fold invitations now- that is going to wait until May though

Here is a link to Sir Stampalot - they are moving to a new premesis in Peterborough soon whoop - more room for craft stuff 

If you would like more information on the challenge and blog hop you can go here

Can any one reccommend a really good paper trimmer

Good Afternoon ladies (and gents if there are any about) I was wondering if I could call on my blogland friends for some advice. I wanted to buy a new trimmer as the one I had been using was old and needed replacing. I whent to Hobbycraft and bought one of theirs but it was faulty so I took it back and upgraded to the £28.99 version which had a corner cutter. However this seems to be cutting my edges wonky (no it isn't just me i promise :) I am holding the paper against one of the lines on the trimmer and cutting it but when i take it out the edge is not straight.

I am wondering if anyone can reccomend a good A4 paper trimmer that doesn't cost the earth. I live in the UK so anything this side of the pond would be great. x

Saturday, February 6, 2010

DewDrop Craftz - new image

Good Evening all, this is my second post for today so please scroll down to see my earlier one :) 

I made this card using one of the cute new images from DewDrop Craftz, you can find it HERE there are loads of other ones like this too which I hope to show you over the next week or so. 
I followed a sketch on Totally Stampelicious which is shown below. 


I used a pre folded card which was sent to me by Steph from Stamping and sharing after I bought some stamps off her on Ebay, so I am afraid I have no idea who it is by. The long red strips of card were run through my cuttlebug then mounted on to dark green cardstock. The raffia lace was bought at Quixotic cards, I am addicted to this stuff I really like the effect it gives, I actually cut this strip in half to make it fit the sixe of the card. 


My image is coloured with copics, mounted on to both red and green card and then stuck on 3d foam pads to give the card a bit of dimension. I also added some little gems to the pile of treasure. 
I am entering this card in to the following challenges. 

Incy Wincy - Put your hat on - my little bee is wearing a hat :)


Good Evening ladies, I hope you are all well this evening (or afternoon if you are in America or Canada). I have just finished making this card for my Husband for valentines day, I intend on making a few small ones for him to hide around the house and then a larger one. This card is 4"x4" I made an envelope for it using my score pal.

The image is a new on by Doodle palace, you can buy it HERE isn't he just the cutest. I already have an order for another card using this image, my sister wants me to make on for her boyfriend :)


I didn't use a sketch for this one it is difficult when the cards are so small as you can't get too much detail on them with the image. I ran the red card through my cuttlebug to get the background design, I love this one. The image is coloured with my copic markers, I have just run out of E35 not good as this is my main base brown colour, looks like I need to make another visit to the online world of craft shops. 
I bought the Raffia lace at Quixotic Paperie, they have super fast delivery so I will be back there as soon to get some more in different colours I just love this stuff. 

I am entering this card in to the following challenges; 
Crazy 4 challenges - Be my Valentine 
Saturday Spotlight - Teeny Tiny - my card is 4"x4"
Our Creative Corner - Masculine Valentine

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Another new baby card using the a greeting farm digi

Hello ladies hope you are all well this evening, I have another new baby card to show you using the toby digi image from the greeting farm, how cute is he - well she for my card lol.

I followed a sketch on Stamp with fun for this card which is shown below;


And here is what I did with it 


I used papers that my parents got me for christmas they are Martha stewart ones i think double sided.. I also used papers from my stash (the darker ones) 
I coloured the image with my Copi markers but used a different technique that I saw online i think it works well - the aim was to make her look fluffy and i think it worked. 

The ribbon is from my stash - I usually buy the plain stuff on ebay from Malaysia as it is so cheap and you get loads of it. The little gems are from papermania. 

I hope you like - 

I am entering this card in to the following challenges 

Stamp with fun - Sketch
Cupcake craft challenge - Four legged and furry  - ok I know it isn't living but it is four legged and furry
The pink elephant - Favourite challenge - I am going for the all pink one
ABC challenge - new - this is a new digi image

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

DewDrop Craftz DT card

HI Ladies, this is my second post for today so please don't forget to scroll down to see my other card :)
This is my DT card for DewDrop Craftz, I made this card using the sketch shown below from 'Get Sketchy'

This fortnights theme... 'It's all about the Love'

This can be interpreted in any way you see fit.. great for Valentines Day - or just for saying it to a friend who you want to show you care..

The rules for the challenge are on the right of the blog.. and you can make any creation for the challenge - it doesn't have to be a card.

Remember there are incentives if you mention where you were challenged from :)

Here is the card I made 


I used the Tokyo Girl image I love love love her she is so cool, she doesnt actually have fishnets on in the digi image but I added them on, i think they look cool. I have also added a little heart shaped charm and have used the colour of love - red - as my main colour. 
The papers are by basic gray but really sorry I can't remember which pack they are from. I coloured my image using copics, here is a close up 


I can see me using this one for many more birthday cards in the future. 
I hope you will join the DewDrop craftz challenge this week it would be great to see you there xx there is a 5% off offer on as well at the moment - even more of a reason to join in.

I am entering this card in to the following challenges 
Get Sketch - Sketch

Multiple challenge card

Good Afternoon ladies I hope you are all well, thank you for visiting my blog today :) I made this card last night even though on the way home I had promised myself I would have the night off lol.  I really wanted to ink up my new Whiff of Joy image -  new to me anyway I bought it second hand. 

I used the sketch on Whiff of Joy which is shown below. 

I cant remember who the papers are by, I dont use these ones much as they have quite large detailing but I think they looked okay for this card. The image is coloured with copics, I actually coloured her twice and popped her up on 3d Foam Squares to make her Pop a little. 

The flowers and brads are from Papermania and the ribbon is from my stash. The sentiment is from a new stamp set which i received recently. I really enjoyed colouring this image, probably helped that I was testing out some of my new copic combinations too :)

Here is a side view to show you the dimension 


And here is a close up of the image 


I hope you like it xx 
I am entering this card in to the following challenges; 

Creative Card Crew- Valentines
Stamping with sarah Kay - Love (you can use any companies stamp with this)
Whiff of Joy - Sketch

Monday, February 1, 2010

Wooooohhoooooooo I can finally say something

I am officially a princess, yep that's right I have been invited to be on the design team for Doodle palace digital stamps. I have known for almost a week now it has been soooo difficult not to say anything. Here is the first card i have made for them using one of their new images.


I am not entering this card in to any challenges I just wanted to show you. Head on over to the Doodle palace shop now to buy this image and looooads more cute images perfect for any occassion.