Saturday, 21 November 2009

365 Cards Day 266

 Color Me With This!
To colour your image but not to use markers...   :-O

Now this would be hard for a lot of people that have begun to rely on these for a more polished finish.  Guess what I dusted trusty Twinkling H2O's.  They haven't seen the light of day for at least a year.  So thanks again Pam, but there again....maybe not lol!! the shading is appalling, and my brush was the size of a pastry brush  Oops!

This is an ancient stamp too...1999! made by Uptown Rubber Stamps
2 strips of paper lace
1 strip of ribbon and a couple of outline sticker snowflakes finish it off.

Friday, 20 November 2009

Simply Put

365 Cards Day 265
Simply Put - A Recipe
1 x Patterned Paper
1 x Embelishment
1 x Sentiment

The usual flat bow squashed in the!!..It does look quite nice in reality
Paper - Basic Grey 'Wassail'..I cut around the triangle shapes
Sentiment - Magazine Freebie
Base card - Pealised pinky red from QVC
Ribbon from stash

A lovely quickie, thank you Pam. x

Thursday, 19 November 2009

365 Cards Day 264

Keep it to Yourself!
The front is supposed to convey the message inside.

and the inside says.....

I think the image is Hero Arts, had it so long I don't remember.  I have just used chalks to give vague idea of colour and added a couple of maritime type charms and a star brad in the centre of the compass.
The greeting is a rub-on

Wednesday, 18 November 2009


365 Cards Day 263 - Ad Inspired
Take inspiration from the ad to produce a card

Gorgeous ad and I felt I could find something straight away
All papers are scraps and mag freebies the stamped flower is Hero Arts and embossed with clear emb. powder over Adirondack Stonewashed Ink
I handstitched the piece of folded Kraft paper to look like a Roman blind
Rub-on letters are Doodlebug

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Colour Scheme Challenge

365 Cards Day 262
is a colour scheme challenge

I found this so hard.  Nothing flowed I'm afraid.

Everything is out of my bits box even the odd stamped images which fortunately matched the colour scheme well.  Think they are Hero Arts.

Monday, 16 November 2009

365 Cards Day 261

Today it's a Recipe !
4" x 4" card
Red Background
Snowflakes somewhere, any
1 Ribbon
1 Sentiment

Oh! I liked this one, thanks Pam :-D

Paper - Kay & Co. - very glittery snowflake...lush!!
Sentiment stamp - Clarity Stamps
White embossing powder mixed with glitter
Versamark Ink Pad
Velvet ribbon
Base card and scrap of red pearl card from stash
Job Done!!

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Super Sketchy Sunday

2 sketches followed today.
First for 365 Cards Day 260 - Super Sketchy Sunday

I did the sketch upside down-- not me, the sketch :-D -- as my flourish sentiment didn't work the other way.
Flourish sentiment - Stampendous (would you believe 2001 !!)
Star stamp - Funstamps
Tiny dotty flourish stamp - Dawn Bibby
Ink - Versafine Onyx Black
Cuttlebug Star embossing  folder
Card and gems from my stash


Card 2 is for Mojo Monday 112

Nice sketch, not so hard :-)
Stripey paper - Basic Grey 'Wassail'
Image - Download - can't find who by atm, will add later
Base card, paper scraps and ribbon from my stash

Saturday, 14 November 2009


This card is for 365 Cards Day 259 - Imagine This ~~'Snow'

All elements for the card are out of my Christmas stash and hopefully don't look too thrown together as I have to take myself off to my bed as I have a bad tummy......................I made yummy lentil soup and now I'm paying for it....bye for now.  

Friday, 13 November 2009

Merry & Bright

Once one starts on the Christmas cards, it's very hard to stop.  :-D
Two cards this evening and the first one is for
365 Cards Day 258 - 'Put a Lid on It' in other words a Hat
Charisma #45 - Merry & Bright

Actually both my cards this evening have hats on but I like this one for 365
The cute image is a down load from Digi Stamps
Colouring medium - ProMarkers 'Vanilla','Poppy', 'Ruby', 'Lime Green' and 'Emerald'
Skin tones - Copics, 'Skin White' and 'Blush'
White card embossed in 'Bug'
Copics to colour the snowman and Sakura Glitter pen to sparkle all the 'O's
Sentiment  - Mag. freebie
Base card and ribbon from stash
Forever Friends Challenge - Given Sketch

Stamped Image from a Forum buddy
PP's, card, flat backed gold beads, sentiment and ribbon from my stash
ProMarkers used to colour

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Pretty in Pink

One card to cover so many challenges
365 Cards Day 257 - Picture This ~~ Pink Frosting
Cute Card Thursday - Glitter me Silly
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Digi Sparkle
Passion for ProMarkers - given sketch
Pink Elephant #40 - Be Thankful

Glitter encrusted paper - Doodlebug 'Cupcake Daydream'
Digi Image - Nutcrafters
Colouring medium:-
Image - ProMarkers ( made a list of cols and lost it :-(  )
Smooshed edges of scallop circle - Colorbox Chalk 'Wisteria'
Digi Sentiment - Pink Petticoat
Nestie - Classic Scalloped Circle Small
Base card, flowers and gems from my stash

N.B. 365 Cards The frosting on the cakes is bright pink but unfortunately the scan has bleached them :-(

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Another Fall...

I don't think I've ever made so many Fall cards, but I do love the colours at this time of year.
This card is for 365 Cards Day 256 - Perfect Pair ~~to use Buttons & Rick Rack

The card came about by wanting to do something different with buttons.  I hope they will pass for leaves.
Stamp - Carolines
Ink - Adirondack  'Rust'
Paper - My Mind's Eye 'Bloom & Grow'
Text printed out in Word
Chalk to smoosh around edges
Rick Rack & buttons  from my stash

Tuesday, 10 November 2009


Over at Winter Wonderland #24 the challenge was either the given sketch or Pantomime
Oh! I just had to do the latter.
It has been many a laong year since I've been to one, but manage to catch something on TV over the Christmas Season and I just love the slapstick humour.

This is such a wonderful drawing I found a few years ago on the net so don't know where from I'm afraid. These Ugly Sisters are just perfect.
A plain and simple card so as not to detract from the lovely artwork.
I used ProMarkers to colour.
I hand wrote the text which brings it into the here and now.
The velvet brads are by Doodlebug

Tuesday's Trio........

I'll start with the first one made today, which is for Papertake Weekly Challenge #27 which is the given sketch and Colour Create 31 - Blue, White & Silver + Winter & Glitter

Base card - Clarity Stamps
Papers - leftovers from last year ?
Stamp - Stamps Happen
Ink - Versafine Onyx Black
Colouring Medium - ProMarkers
Card Candy - Winter Wishes
Silver ribbon from stash
The bauble on the cat's tail is glittered


Card two for the day is for 365 Cards Day 255 - 'Let's Patch Things Up!' ~~ to add a patch somewhere
and the sketch is from
Card Patterns sk 40

Went through loads of my stash before I found something for this 'Patch' challenge.  On this set of Daisy & Dandelion stickers, though,  were little baubles and things to hang on a tree, so I cut the little loop off the heart and made it into a patch for the dress, now my brain!!
The papers are from Basic Grey 'Wassail'
The oatmeal base card is from Clarity Stamps
offcut of card & ribbon from my stash

Finally for tonight this is for Whiff of Joy challenge which was a given sketch

Papers - Basic Grey 'Marrakech'
Whiff of Joy stamp
Ink - Versafine Onyx Black
Colouring medium - ProMarkers
Card Candy - Winter Wishes
Sentiment - which says 'Chocolate is not just for Breakfast' is from a forum swap
Base card, ribbon from my stash.

So that's all from me folks for today.
Join me tomorrow for another bash at a few challenges.
God Bless xx

Monday, 9 November 2009

Grass & Canary

These are the colours to use over at Passion For ProMarkers 'Colour Combo'
I did a Christmas card even they aren't the usual Christmas colours

Image - Whiff of Joy stamp
Other PM's used - Sandstone,Ice Grey 1, Vanilla, Blossom, Emerald, Lemon
Paper - mag freebie
Base Card - Bazzill
Ribbon, gems and yellow card from my stash

I'm Hung Up........

That's the theme over at 365 Cards today.
It's Day 254 and being 'hung up' means to make an ornament of some kind
Well it just had to be Christmas didn't it.

(excuse all the marks, they are on the scanner glass :- / )

I used my trusty Fiskars Shapecutter and cut out a bauble from the Fiskars template.
The top of the bauble - the bit that hangs- has been cut in silver mirri card but does not show up well.
The bauble has been cut from red pearlised card.
a strip of HOTP paper went across the middle and either side of that I put a strip of Anita's sticky back embellished ribbon (so useful)
I stuck lots of flat backed pearls on the top and bottom of the bauble and punched out some wee snowflakes out of glitter card to go across the middle.
A satin bow finishes it off.
Job done.
I'm glad I managed to do today's challenge with my sadness today, it gave me something else to focus on.

A Sad Day

APRIL 2007

Today is a very sad day as I have had to say goodbye to my dear Charlie.
He had a tumour for some time but was able to hold his own with a good deal of help from his mummy, like bathing and mopping up, until this weekend which was terrible for the poor mite.
He was a good boy to the end and  he has had a brilliant 18 years of  life with me and his other furry friends.
He was a rescue kitten from the local Airbus factory  so was somewhat wary of men, but was a lovely cat to have around us girls.
I will miss him terribly.
Farewell my dear furry friend, have fun at the Rainbow Bridge with dear Monica, Eartha, Russell, Prudence  & Spike.

Sunday, 8 November 2009


A lovely sketch over at 365 Cards  it being Day 253 and Super Sketchy Sunday....yet again.
Pam has been really kind to us today.
So here it is :-

....and here's what I did with it :-

I am loving using Kraft card at the moment and find all colours go with it so well.
Kraft card - Lakeland
Vintage Sticker - Anna Griffin
Faux stitching rub-ons - Doodlebug
Text Rub-on - DCWV
Other pieces of card from my bit box, the burgundy left over from my card a couple of days ago, the Duo one.

That's all I'm blogging today, I did a couple more but they leave a lot to be desired so may need a bit of TLC or rehashing.
Thanks for stopping by.

Busy, busy..........

Well I've sure found my mojo and have made 4 cards today and another half done, whoopee!!

365 Cards Day 252 - White Space ~~ a given sketch where the white space must be left blank

Always a hard challenge, as what crafter can resist putting 'stuff' into a white space.
Green Card - DCWV
Baubles Stamp - Clarity Stamps
Ink - Ink It Up Pigment
Glitter stars - Artwork
White Hammered Card, peel offs and gems from stash
365 Cards Day 251 - Dream Duo, card using favourite 2 colours

I love all colour combos, and they seem to change with the seasons, more pink in spring, autumnal at the moment but now leaning towards the rich jewel colours that the Christmas season brings.
I have, therefore, chosen Burgundy and White
I used a Clean & Simple sketch 67
PP - Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses
Ribbon - SU Bravo Burgundy & misc. gingham
Bauble Stamp - Clarity Stamps
Text Stamp - eBay
Ink - Adirondack Raisin
Gems - Papermania Aurora Borialis (sp)
Burgundy Card - Clarity Stamps

365 Cards Day 250 - Marvelous Mondrian, to make a card in the style of the artist
Cute Card Thursday 85 - Primary Colours

Googled and noticed that fashion took on the look so thought this the way to go for me
Dress Image - Bee Crafty Download 
Black Peel-off lines
Colouring medium - ProMarkers, Berry Red, Canary & Royal Blue
Text stamp - SU
Ribbons and base card from stash
365 Cards Day 249 - Do the Decade, The 80's

This was sooooooooooo hard.  Seems so long ago.  All I could remember was the fact that I was more fashion conscious - actually wore heels; a very colourful, carefree decade.  Poor card and poorer scan, sorry.
PP - Kay & Co Madeline
Embellishment - Kay & Co Madeline
Text - Free in  magazine
Fashion Stickers from stash

I need to go to bed now and get over such a crafty output.  G'night, God Bless.

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Thank You

I have been missing a short while as my mojo went awol too. So I took the opportunity to have a sort out and tidy up of my crafting space. Unlike a lot of you lovely crafty ladies out there, I do not have a room I just have a space in my bedroom with everything overflowing from every nook and cranny it can find, so does need some rearrangement on a very regular basis.

So onto the card I managed to finish last night but was unable to blog because of various gremlins around, leftover from Halloween I daresay.

This card started out as the one for
365 Cards Day 247 - Ad Inspired.........which was a beautiful pic of a thanksgiving wreath in wonderful autumnal colours as you can imagine.
As it is a give thanks card it fits 'thankfully' with the following challenges too.
Simon Says......Give Thanks
Crafty Cardmakers ch7 - Stamp Something using new or fogotten technique (doing my own decoupage is mine)
Pile It On - Thank You
Daring Cardmakers - Getting use Kraft card

Stamps - various mostly misc. but some from QVC
Kraft Card - Lakeland
Ink Pads - Adirondack in various colours
Raffia - out of gardening!!
Sentiment - good ol' faithful Peel-offs

Thanks for stopping by xx