Saturday, 28 February 2009

CupCake Challenge

This weeks challenge on cupcake is a sketch challenge.
Here is my card!

Paper; birthday stripes from PSX, stars from Hot of the Press.
Card; light & dark blue Bazzill Basic, silver & white main card.
Stamp; pocket stamp FRQ005 Woodware.
Other; peel off siler dots & blue buttons, eyelets and die cut teddy.

Thanks for looking!


Friday, 27 February 2009

Another Silver Wedding Anniversary Card

Morning everyone!
Today's card was made for my Mother-in-law to give to Stephen & Gill for
their Silver Wedding.
The background paper came from a book, Hot of The Press i think.
Decoupage image from the Roses Cd by Robert Adams.I love this Cd it is amazing how
many cards I have made using it!
This is a large card using A3 card, first time I have made a card this big!

Have a great day everyone!


Thursday, 26 February 2009

Silver Wedding Anniversary Card!

Good morning everyone!
I see the weather has changed again. It has gone quite cold here and
very windy. I nearly got blown away going out to my craft room.

Today's card was made for Kevin's brother & his wife as it was there
Silver Wedding Anniversary yesterday.

The template came from Arty Farty Design.
I really had great fun making this card up and it did not take
to long to create.
I had to make the box deeper to take my card as it sticks out a long way.
Then to stop it from tipping over I stuck a metal washer out of sight on the inside of the back of the card.

Hope you enjoy looking at the card!
Have a good day.


Monday, 23 February 2009

Forever Friends Challenge Black & White

Today's card is for the Forever Friends challenge which
this week is Black & White!

Card; white & black.
Paper; spots from Diecuts with a view.
Stamp; FFS 9061008 G.
Ink Pads; Black Stazon & white colorbox.
Other; White Prima flower, brad, peel off stickers,nestabilities rectangles,
grey & pink Copic pens.

I love making these style of cards at the moment.

Have a good day everyone!


Sunday, 22 February 2009

Penny Black Challenge Card Get Well!

I am pleased to say I have my Penny Black challenge card made
early this week.
It has also inspired me for my class card for next week. I can't believe it,
I am in front for once!

Card; main card ice gold, burgundy, pale pink & watercolour card.
Stamp; Penny Black 2003 2657K Framed Flowers.
Paper; foliage & butterflies from Magenta.
Peel offs; boarder & Get Well Soon.
Other; Prima flowers, pink liquid pearls watercolour crayons, glitter,
nestabilities rectangle plain & scallop & corner rounder.

Enjoy the rest of your day, whatever you are doing.


New Look!

Oh my I have just taken the plunge to change my blog
what do you think?
The background & header came from Deb's blog.
Not sure how to or if I can change the side bit from pink to blue.
But if anyone can help please let me know!

I will be putting a card on soon!


Saturday, 21 February 2009

Kitty & Tabby!

Evening everyone!
Hope you all have had a good day.
The weather has been wonderful today, can't believe the change.
I have been busy making some cards which I will share with you all
over the next few days.

I took these two photos of Kitty & Tabby while the where sunning themselves
on the landing this afternoon.
They do not normally get this close to each other, so of
course I had to take some photos!

See you all tomorrow!


Friday, 20 February 2009

Penny Black Challenge Card Sketch!

I am a bit late with this weeks Penny Black challenge.
Not totally thrilled with my card but when you have spent time colouring in the image you have to used it!
Forgot to say it was a sketch challenge.


Wednesday, 18 February 2009

UTEE Tile Card

Today's card was inspired by a sketch challenge I took part in a while ago from Christmas & Birthday cards.
I decided to make my card larger and to make my image in to a tile using UTEE.

Rubber Stamp; leaf from Rubber Stampede, verse from Stampendous.
birthday greeting from Hot Off The Press.
Card & Paper; Cream, chocolate brown & gold cs. Basic Grey paper aged & confused circus stripe.
Punches; 1"and 1 1/8" circle punch, 1 1/2" scallop punch.
Flower punch & sun punch.
Other; UTEE, black Stazon, red organza ribbon, watercolour crayons, cuttlebug embossed
writing folder & creamy brown chalk ink pad.

Thanks for looking & have a great day everyone!
We are off to the pictures now.


Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Sunday, 15 February 2009

No Cards Today!

Wow where has the day gone!
I am sorry to say that I have no cards to share today.
We have been babysitting Amelia who is 4 for the first time.
We have had a nice day but I sure am tired!
It is amazing how quick you forget what it is like having young children in the house.

Now I need to get my bag packed for tomorrows class.

Bye for now


Thursday, 12 February 2009

Forever Friends Challenge!

I though I would take part in this weeks Valentine challenge on the
Forever Friends challenge blog.
I used some more of my heart paper from Shabby Princess.
Cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder.
Red ribbon.
Red peel off dots.
Red chalk ink pad.
Red & white card stock.
Red zooms.
Felt pens.
Diamond glaze of the heart.

Hope you enjoy looking at my card.


Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Penny Black Challenge Card Romance

I really enjoyed making this card for the Penny Black challenge for this week!

Stamp Tulips in bloom.
Ribbon red organza.
Card stock white, red & black.
Cuttlebug script embossing folder.
Ink black Stazon & red chalk.
Peel off stickers with love & red dots.
Background paper red with hearts & swirls is a free download from Shabbyprincess.
Red heart brad.

The image is watercoloured, then I added a bit of glitter to the flowers & the corner
of the pail.
After I coloured the heart on the bucket I added some diamond glaze.

Hope you enjoy looking at my card!


Monday, 9 February 2009

Another Amaryllis Card!

Morning everyone!
Today's card is using up some leftover bits from my Amaryllis card class
that I shared with you last week.
I kept it nice and simple, no layering of the image.
I used my Versamark ink pad and a feather stamp on the main card, not sure if you will be able to see this but it looks nice in real life.

Have a great day everyone and happy crafting!


Thursday, 5 February 2009

Penny Black Challenge Card!

I have just found the Penny Black Saturday Challenge Blog so I thought I would have ago at there circle card challenge for this week.

I cut my circle scallop card with my Nestabilities die.
Then stippled with pink chalk ink.
Added some sparkle circle dots and a bow.
I used my Nestabilities circle & scallop dies to cut out a white, black & pink circle.
Stamped my image on to the white card
and then coloured with my Prismacolor crayons.
Layered the circles up and mounted on to my card using sticky pads.
Then I added a bit of glitter to finish of the card.

Thanks for looking!

Jakes just come home from school (lunch time)
as the school is now shut. We are going to have some lunch then his friend is coming round to play in the snow!


Snow Layout!

This is my first scrapbook layout for a while.I must admit I love to scrapbook but I seem to have lost my mojo.
The other day I bought a copy of Scrapbook Inspirations and found a layout by Mary Anne Walters which gave me the push I needed to create this layout.

I used white cs for the background.
A piece of snowflake paper.
A panel of white cs which I coloured using direct to paper technique with pigment inks which I then embossed with clear powder. If you click on the picture to make it large you should see the detail better.
Snowflake & snowman stickers.
Winter ribbon.
Snowflake brads.
The word snow has been cut on my Cricut, I then inked the lower half of the letters with white ink and then embossed with clear powder.
The journaling block is a rubber stamp from Stampendous.
The photograph was taken on Monday afternoon of Jake & Joseph in our back garden after the school shut for the day.

Well it has been snowing for hours today and Jake has had to go to school.
So he was not a happy boy this morning.
I now need to find out whether I have to go to work or not.

Have a great day everyone whatever you are doing!


Oh no I have just realised my N is the wrong way round in snow.

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Teddy Bear 5th Birthday Card!

Good morning everyone!

Well the snow is finally melting and everything is back to normal
so I can get on with some crafting.
Today's card I from a download witch I bought from
Polly Crafts it's the girly teddy bear & numbers and is so cute!
The idea for the card came from a sketch off the internet but I can not remember
from which blog I got it from.
When I do I will post a link here.
I love the image and the layout of the card but I am not sure about the colours.
I hope they will grow on me.
I coloured the image with my Promarkers.

Have a lovely day whatever you are doing.


Monday, 2 February 2009

Amaryllis Class Card!

This is last weeks class card.

Amaryllis stamp from Rubber Stampede.
Verse stamp from Stampendous.
corner punch.
Black Stazon.
Watercolour crayons

I really love this flower stamp and I think this
card shows you can make a nice card using
only two stamps.

The image is watercoloured and I have four layers

I have stamped around the front pink panel
and the insert using my Versamark ink pad.

I added some glitter to my flower to finish it off!

Hope you enjoy looking at my card.


We Have Snow!

We have snow and as you can see from the photo it is coming down pretty fast!
Jake has gone to school and Adele is at collage and I have to go to work in school soon. I can see if it keeps snowing school will be closed early today.

Poor old Tabby was out in the snow all night, he just did not want to stop in, he left us at 12.30am.
I found him in his shelter that we made him at 7.00am this morning and he is now fast asleep in front of the radiator.