Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Summer.....it's a wrap

A 3 x combo going on here.
365 Cards Day 122 - 'It's a Wrap' - to use wrapping paper
Spoonful of Sugar Ch. 58 - 'Summer'
Passion for Promarkers - Ruth's Drawing

Loved this image download off P for P to use on a card
Promarkers used :-
Spice/ Shale/ Vanilla/ Apricot/ Cinnamon/ Turqouise & Pastel Blue
The wrapping paper used was a piece I saved from a gift I received, it's so gorgeous.
I decoupaged 2 of the sunflowers and added Craft Planet glitter glue in orange to the middles of the flowers
The sentiment stamp is by Hero Arts which I stamped and edged the tag I made in Adirondack Bottle
Cream base card, cream lace and ribbon from my stash.
I used my Fiskars border punch 'Threading Water' to edge the piece of card across the centre

I had to photograph it instead of scan it as the glitter glue is still wet. lol!

Big Hugs

This is a combo of 2 challenges
Papertake Weekly Challenge -'Delightful Downloads'
Funky Fairy's Challenge 22 - Anesha's sketch

Fabulous sketch and created the card using the Funky Fairy's Papercrafts downloaded 'Simply Swirly' papers
The other download used is the 'Big Hugs' from Pink Petticoat which is adorable.
I used ProMarkers to colour the image.
I used my Nestabilities scalloped circles in 2 sizes to cut and emboss around the image and to make 2 circles to mount the punched circles of paper and brads to resemble large flowers
The sticky backed ribbon is an ancient piece by Anita's
The base card, flowers and brads fom my stash.
I love turquoise and cream together, a nice change.

Monday, 29 June 2009

Four Seasons

This was the theme over at 365 Cards Day 121. A great challenge I thought and have the perfect set of stamps.
Now I am not expecting any comments on this card, unless they are advice on how to go about making a card. lol!!
This is a lesson on how NOT to make a card.
I had all the elements ready with a card in my mind. Colours carefully chosen for each season and the ribbons to match.....But what on earth made me choose that paper?
and why did I not see how hideous it all was assembled until the very end when it was all glued together....doh!!
So let this be a lesson girls.
First get your glasses on.
Second don't watch the tennis at the same time
and third don't lose the plot .....thank you and good night!! xxx

WooHoo!!...2nd Prize!!

I am really chuffed to get 2nd prize in our forum monthly competition.
This month it was to get your Christmas stash out :O and do a card with snowflakes on.
All my Christmas stash is in 2 drawers in the base of the bed, but was still a struggle trying to manoevre in what little space I have to actually open them and rummage for what I needed without making too much mess.
The sentiment stamp is by Dawn Bibby
The spotty organza ribbon was sent to me by forum buddy Pat
The 'Let It Snow' sentiment was made using my Dymo
The base card, snowflake and snowflake eyelets are out of my stash
The piece of snowy glitterery and embossed card was cut from a received bought card last year...see, more recycling. :)

Wheely Good Fun.........

Cute Card Thursday ch. 66
I had the perfect stamp for this which was to feature wheels somewhere on the card.
I also used Mojo Mondays wk 92 sketch but am too late to put it up :(
The green paper was a piece of Kay & Company and the other oddments were Basic Grey.
The stamp is a misc um off eBay for just pence, I just love cats as you know.
I coloured it with a mix of copics and promarkers
The sentiment tag was in my box of swapped images from years ago...I will get to the bottom of this one day LOL!!
The piece of yellow check paper from my bits and rik rak from my stash and the piece of string came on a tag off an item of clothing so my recycling is coming out again...Oh! I love it.

Sunday, 28 June 2009

Super Sketch Sunday 120

And the start of another week over at 365 Cards. I never thought I would manage another full week, but I have excelled myself. There again these challenges are so inspiring I'm not surprised really.
With hindsight this card would have been better for the 'frame' challenge, but hey ho! my brain didn't conjure it up then.
This was a super sketch and it made be bring out my old Fiskars oval cutter and I must say it does do perfect ovals. The 'Bug' (for me anyway) has a lot to answer for with us having neglected tools in our cupboards. LOL!!
The papers used were Basic Grey 'Sugared' and the the chipboard frame is off a sheet of Basic Grey 'Eva'.
The base card, flat backed mocha pearls, ribbon and sentiment tag are from my stash.

Well it looks like we are in for hot, hot, hot weather here, so if it get's too bad I may be missing, lying under a fan with hands toooooo sticky to make cards....let's hope for the good weather anyway..WooHoo!!

Saturday, 27 June 2009

Seeing A Silhouette...

This is the challenge over at 365 Cards Day 119.

I have been out all day at a wonderful small family gathering so when I got back and saw what the challenge was I thought I'm sure I can just do a quickie for this, as I am exhausted.
So a quick stamped background using one of my Hero Arts Fancy Filaments. A stamped silhouette image by Magenta which I haven't got out for ages, popped onto a piece of blue glitter card.
Then a PSX sentiment finishes the job.
Versafine Onyx Black was used for the stamping.
I daresay I could have coloured the word DREAM, but maybe another time.....I'm off to my bed.
G'night all.xxx

Friday, 26 June 2009

I've been framed....

365 Cards - Day 118

Create a frame on your card
, is the general idea for todays challenge and this card I have had to do today to get in the post for a wedding I'm going to in August.
The frame on the card is a loose interpretation as I have created a frame using my scalloped oval Nesties to enhance the word 'Acceptance'. One frame cut out of vellum with white hearts on and the backing frame in silver which has glitter embedded.
The papers are oddments out of my box, the blue one edged using my Fiskars punch 'Threading Water'.
The word I created in Word using the font Jane Austin (28)
I married up the colours of the papers with oddments of ribbon and a flat backed pearl by Basic Grey and 2 gems by Doodlebug.
The base card is a heavyweight hammered white which I keep for specials.
Hope this is not a cheat for this challenge ;-) LOL!!

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Simply Stamped....

365 Cards.....Day 117
One stamped image and one stamped sentiment - that's it. You can color in the image and use any color of card stock - no patterned paper and no other embellishments!

Loved it, loved it, loved it!!!
What a fabulous challenge when one is stretched and mojoless.
This was so fabulous to do, I wanted to do more and more.
Less is definitely more. Yes indeedee!

I used :_

2 Clarity stamps
Versafine Onyx Black
Poppy & Meadow Green ProMarkers
White card from stash

Thank you for the quickest card idea ever. :)

Note to self - clean glass on scanner! LOL!!

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

An Apple A Day...................

What a great sketch over at House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge #43
A friend stamped these images for me so I am unsure what the stamp is called.
I coloured the image with ProMarkers.
The paper used is Basic Grey 'Offbeat' which I love especially this one with all the vegetables on it.
I used my Standard Circles Large Nesties to do 2 different sized circles.
Base card, green card, flat backed gems, ribbon and tag all from my stash.

Keep It To Yourself.....Wedding Card

Really great idea over at 365 Cards Day 116. The idea being to make a wedding card with no sentiment on the front, so the message should be clear without saying so.
But my mojo has gone out of the window a bit as trying to get loads of old photos sorted out, scanned, printed and indexed for a family reunion on saturday. I am bogged down with this as you can imagine and my computer and printer are pleading for mercy!
But I managed a little tiny effort with my creativity at zero :-/
Apart from the pink paper which is Basic Grey all other items are from my stash,

Piece it together............

365 Cards Day 115

Well this is a first for me....Paper Piecing
I have never tried this before due to the arthritis in my thumbs as I find decoupage bad enough....but...I thoroughly enjoyed it and am pleased with the result. So thank you 365 :-)
Ingredients :-
Stamp - Sugar Nellie 'Talking to the Birds'
Colouring medium - ProMarkers
Main floral paper - Kay & Co. 'Sparkly Sweet'
Dark Pink Paper under image - KH Pink Painted Flat paper
Paper pieces - assortment of HOTP dark pinks and Basic Grey pale pinks
Sentiment stamp - PSX
Mulberry Flowers
1/4" punch
Pink base card and ribbon from my stash.

I pieced the jumper out of a piece of herringbone pattern paper, the skirt out of spotty paper and the hands and spots on the skirt out of plain pink paper.
I placed the pieced hands over the stems to make it look more like she's holding a bunch of flowers.
The flower in her hair and on the branch are the same colour as the mulberry flowers in real life but the scan has bleached the colour out.

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Lovin' Lavender

Well this is the 2nd try at a card for this challenge over at 365 Cards Day 114.
Having problems scanning my cards...doh!!
The shadows on the card are caused by the buttons so the scanner lid doesn't close fully. I haven't got a good enough camera and whatever else you need for photographing well, so please forgive.
Ingredients used :-
Card - Bazzill
Flower - Magnolia Tilda's flowers
Ink Pad - Colorbox chalk 'Queue'
Ribbons, flat backed gems, rub-on sentiment, buttons and thread from my stash
I drew the box with my white lining pen.

Dragon Fire

Had a perfect combo opportunity today. Which makes a change as I have had a day or two of disasters. It makes me mad when I do a card which looks ok in the flesh but won't scan or photo, so then I feel I've spent all those hours for nothing. I will just have to do some catching up.
So this combo is :-

Sketch and Stash Challenge 13 which can also include an animal
My new stash being the fabulous dragon image and sentiment (which I chopped up) which was stamped for me by a forum buddy and the lovely teardrop gems which were a gift. So the dragon doubled up as the animal also for this.
Passion for ProMarkers Challenge 5 - Lemon & Meadow Green

All other ingredients :-
Papers - Basic Grey 'Offbeat'
ProMarkers - Lemon, Meadow Green, Poppy,Blossom and Cool Grey 1 for the shadows
Copics - Blush, Orange, & Lime Green for the shadows
Base card and bits of Bazzill for candles from my stash

Thank you for taking time out to view my cards, it is appreciated. xx

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Super Sketchy Sunday 113

A great sketch at 365 Cards today. Didn't want to do the obvious so wracked my brains until I came up with this.
Paper used - Basic Grey 'Marrakech'
Die-Cut sentiment sticker - Kelly Panacci
Peal Brad - Eyelet Outlet
Base Card, Rik Rak and blooms from my stash.
Thank you for looking and thank you to everyone who keep leaving such lovely comments on here, you cheer me up no end.
Love & Hugs

Saturday, 20 June 2009


I am able to combine 2 challenges for this theme. Both The Pink Elephant and 365 Cards 112 wanted a wedding card and the addition of the word 'Love' in the sentiment was required on 365 Cards also.
I don't have any wedding rubber stamps so printed off a great little picture out of my file of Vintage ephemera and pictures. With my love of cats this is adorable.
I am the world's worst at tying bows, so forgive my mangled effort. My mum tied beautiful bows the art of which she learned when she worked for Nestle's and tied the bows on the Easter eggs, she was first class, bless her. I inherited her arthritis but not her bow tying abilities..LOL!!
Anyway, I digress..........
Ingredients :-
Paper - Basic Grey 'Marrakech'
Nestie label to mount picture onto
Vellum Quote - DCWV
Flat backed pearls, ribbon and base card from my stash
Fiskars 'Threading Water' punch used to edge piece of blue card

Say It With Stripes....

The challenge 111 at 365 Cards is for Bold Colours with Stripes, oh! lovely.
Choosing which paper to use was hard, as I have a few stripey ones. But I settled for this one and quite like what I've come up with.
Ingredients used :-
Papers - Daisyd's
die-cut flower - Daisyd's topped with misc. blooms from my stash
Brad - Splatter Brad from Eyelet Outlet
Scallop border - download from Funkyfairy Papercrafts
Sentiment - Bo Bunny Press
Uniball Signo in white for faux stitching
Flat backed pearl to dot the 'i'
Base card and sticky stripes from my stash

Thanks for taking time out to look at my cards, off to try and do todays now so that the week is complete >>>>>>>>>>> :-)

Friday, 19 June 2009

Secret Garden

This is a combo for Sketch Saturday #55 , Crafty Creations Wednesday #20...'How does your garden grow?' and Chocoholics Challenge on the forum...'Something that flies'
Tilda was coloured with ProMarkers and sat inside the waste of a scalloped oval Nestie.
Kay & Co paper was cut around the lilac so that it looked as if it is falling over the frame.
The base card is Bazzill and the dragonfly was cut from a sheet of Kay & Co and mounted on dimensionals and the sticky flowers are Kay & Co to match the paper.
The sentiment is by Bo Bunny Press
I added flat backed 'bling' to the dragonfly's body and to the centre of the flower to give it a bit of sparkle.

Thursday, 18 June 2009

365 Cards Day 110 meets Papertake Weekly

Found another lovely sketch over at Papertake Weekly Challenge being Dawny's Sketch #17 which gave me the base for the great challenge at 365 Cards Day 110 which is a 'Masculine Card featuring Argyle pattern'
Took me ages to find my paper, but knew I had some somewhere.
My sister gave me a huge bag of 12" x 12" papers which she got from Costco and this is one of them.
Haven't got much in the way of stamps or stamped images for men but came upon this I had watercoloured with Marvey Le Plumes and oh! what a job trying to go over and over it with ProMarkers to try and get the colouring to go with the paper LOL!! I thought I was going to burst a blood vessel, because once something is 'the thing I need to use' it has to be right.
The base card is a burgundy leather look. The faux flap is pierced all along the edges but doesn't really show up and the great screw head brad is out of my stash.
The piece of 'paper' under the image is a metal look paper called 'Scrap Metal' . To finish it off I popped on a little sticker word by Kay & Co.
This turned out to be a saga, sorry, thanks for reading.

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Funky Fairy Christmas

This week at Funky Fairy Challenges, for challenge 21 we have 'Christmas', well this is my first this year.
I used the lovely blue papers downloaded from Funky Fairy Papercrafts and the circle element onto which I mounted the Funstamps 'Stick Leg Reindeer', which was coloured with Promarkers - Cornflower, Berry Red, Royal Blue and Sandstone.
The snowflakes were me being 'green' these are the waste from sticky backed snowflake Pop It! shapes.
The sentiment is an old stand-by peel-off.
Piece of blue pearly paper from my stash.

Sketch & Stash 12 meets 365 Cards 109

Lovely to be able to combine again as I would like to do as many challenges as possible. When blogs take time out to set these it seems rude to ignore them lol!!
So over at Sketch & Stash challenge 12 we have a super sketch to follow which always takes a lot of stress out of cardmaking, and the new stash I used was the great tree and bird stamp which I received off my 'Secret Sister' this month, bless her. xx ;-)
Over at 365 Cards Day 109 we have the colour scheme of
Brown and
And it must be feminine, so no hardship there, then.
Loved this colour scheme and found the perfect papers, which are nearly always Basic Grey, am I an addict?...note the little bee in the top strip on the right...soooo cute!
So the ingredients for both cards are as follows:-
Papers - Basic Grey, Urban Prairie and loose oddments
Base card - Bazzill
Image stamps - Hero Arts 'Hello Tree'
To Ink stamps - Marvy Le Plume pens
Flowers - Prima
Ribbon and brads from my stash