Saturday, 31 January 2009

January Challenge

First challenge of the year on the forum was 'LOVE', with St Valentine's Day not far away I daresay, but as that holds no interest for me I entered this to be used as an anniversary card for a family member. Made joint 3rd place which really pleased me.
The image was from a sheet of Blue Cardigan vintage images. The papers were K & Co and the Love sticker was from a sheet of Pebbles Real Life Bits and Pieces, buttons, ribbon and lace from my stash.

Friday, 30 January 2009

Friday Sketchers - Sketch 36

Loved this sketch, everything used was out of my stash. K & Co paper, Prima flowers and Kaisercraft Basics rub-ons. The stamped image was from a forum swap.

Mojo Monday Week 70 - belated

Only just caught up with this, enjoyed this sketch a lot. Pity I haven't anyone to send the card to. lol!!
Everything used is out of my stash, collected over the last 10 years or so.
The only new element is the black pinked circle which is my newest Nestability buy, love them.

Mojo Monday Week 71

I am really enjoying using my new found mojo to do these sketches thanks to everyone involved.
The stamp used is by Hero Arts, the image of which I watercoloured using Marvy Le Plume Vintage colours, and the papers are all from old stash of Kay & Co. Satin ribbon out of my stash box too.


Forum buddy Chocoholic set for this weeks Friday Challenge the theme of 'eyelets' and as the dust on my box of eyelets resembled a duvet thought it a brilliant idea to dust them off and remember how hard it is for me to use my Silent Setter.
The circular one was done using a cd to draw the circle around in soft pencil, flowers were punched out from scrap...waste nothing, me..... and were set equally spaced around the circle. The soft pencil lines can then be rubbed away. Eyelets were set in the centre of each flower and any suitable embellishment or sentiment can be used in the centre.
The 2nd card was made using all old stash. Kay & Co papers, Penny Black image from a swap and the sentiment stamp is by DoCrafts.

Thursday, 29 January 2009

Card Sketch A Day No. 151

Well here's my first attempt so will try and get the relevant links working...fingers crossed.
This card was done using just oddments out of my stash.

The Bionic Woman Rides Again

A couple of weeks before Christmas saw me in hospital to have total right knee replacement, hence my absence from my blog. After coming home I had intended to throw myself into my crafting unaware that I would feel so down and woolly brained, and also sitting at the computer for longer than 5 mins was a no-no!. I was also convinced the surgeon had removed my mojo too. :-O
So now 6 weeks after the event I am starting to feel more myself but still have to limit the time spent sitting at the computer.
I have joined a couple of card challenge blogs and until I find out how to load everything needed to join in these in the proper manner I will just have to download (or is it upload lol!) a couple of my general cards I have made recently.