Monday, 30 June 2008

Thankyou Papertake weekly

Over at Papertake weekly, the theme is Thankyou.... Do check out the Design Teams fabulous creations...

I have used the gorgeous Magenta stamp again, sorry all, you will get fedup with it soon...lol it's from The glitter pot, I used the K&co Mckenna pad again, it's just such beautiful designs..... The sentiment is Stampinup, I kept the design very simple as I think the stamp is sooo elegant it don't need nowt else....

Sunday, 29 June 2008

Sketch this at Tilda's

Over at Tilda & Co, the challenge this week is a sketch, love sketches they make for quick and easy cards, the hardest part is choosing the papers, I used my new tilda from Craftsulove not sure whats she is called, if ya want one just give the girls at craftulove a call and they will be happy to oblige, do give them a call, coz if ya can't see on the website, they may well have it in the shop, they have loadsa designs......

Also do take a look over at StampinCaz's blog Caz did a demo there yesterday and made the most scrumptious cards using their magnolia stamps....

The sentiment is printworks from The card studio, I coloured her with prisma pencils (Thanks Caz) and Sansodor, I have never used prisma pencils before and am quite pleased with the results, I have coloursoft ones and they are very slighty different, I used linen card for the image...

Saturday, 28 June 2008

Three Colour Challenge

Over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge, The remit is to use Pink, Brown and Green, and of course a penny black stamp....

I used papers from K&Co Classic K Mckenna very pretty 6x6 paper pad, Water lily Skiing Stamp, and hydrangers and bazzill wings, all from The Glitter pot....... The sentiment is an elzybells....

Yep I was up at 6 am, kids next door having a tantrum, their moither is loud so it makes sense they are I supose, anyhow it's regular ocurrence, couldn't get back to slepp so went blog hopping and thought ohhhhh penny black sats is there already, why not, so I did here it is... hope ya likes....

Friday, 27 June 2008

Red, White n Blue.......

Over at Stamp something the challenge is:

In honor of Independence Day next Friday, this week’s challenge is kicked up a notch and is a two part challenge:
Create something in red, white and blue and have it be ANYTHING BUT A CARD!

Well having been over to Sue at Susies Sunshine and seeing the fabby book she made, I thought come on girly get ya act together and make something other than a card, Something that I need and would make use of really, so I decided to decorate a tin I bought cheap in hobbycrafts, I need something to put me ever growing nellie collection in, and to be honest one tin ain't enough, but hey it's a start,.....

I didn't want anything fancy and too in ya face, and am loving that gorgeous magenta stamp, and the super sassy girly to..... Mind you since I covered it the lid no longer fits, not sure it fit in the first place really, well it were reduced to £2.99 from 8 quid, so what do I expect..... Still I think it looks quite nice anyway....

Thursday, 26 June 2008

Checks Galore!!!!

Over at A spoonful of sugar it's checks galore.....

WOW my fourth card of the day, I sure am like a bus at the mo!!!!

Once again I had to use that fabby magenta stamp, and my main image this time is the gorgeous sweet n sassy stamp designed by the talented Elizabeth Bell on sale over at funkykits, isn't she just scrumptious, the papers are from K&co, sentiment is Amuse..

Enjoy!!!

What NO patterned paper!!!

Over at Cute card Thursday the theme is no patterned paper and by that they mean no shop bought readymade patterns....
But you can make ya own.....

Well not as hard as you think really, I really loved this one.... I used a magenta design from The glitter pot, the shabby chic girly from Craftsulove as is the brad, sentiment is a stampendous one BO87 is the code....

I am loving this card even if I may say so myself......

Going Dottie......

Who me ???? Noooooo (well I might be lol) over at Tilda & Co.......

Well here is my card, I have used scraps again of crate paper, Shabby chic girly from Craftsulove so was the beautiful pearlised brad, The sentiment is a printworks one which I picked up from The card studio in maidstone, my shabby chic girly is coloured using stampin up crayons which I got from Stampin Caz...., I hope ya's likey......

Penny black Saturday challenge 2 Friendship

"This weeks challenge at Penny Black Saturday challenge is Challenge 2 - Friendship
I think its fair to say we have all made some wonderful friends through blogging so
this week we would like you to create something you would give to a friend.
It's that easy !
Don't forget you must include at least 1 PB stamp and
its entirely up to what you make - card, atc, altered art etc.."

Wow it's Thursday already this week has flown by just too quickly for me, I wanted to catch up on the challenges blogs, have done two so far,the first one you have guessed right is the penny black one, thought I might use up all me scraps of papers for these challenges, sometimes the scraps are just too big and beautiful to throw in the bin.... The sentiments are from two different sets, Friend is a wooden set from Hero arts and Theres no one like you is from the fabulous clear set again from Hero arts called Happiness messages, both are from Craftsulove and of course the obligatory penny black sharing spring!!! This reminds me of myself and My good friend Shirley sitting in her garden on Monday by her giant fish pond reading a receipe book waiting for some friends that were coming round for cream tea, oh it was such a lovely day and a good time was had by all.....

And it's Shirleys birthday today, so a BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO SHIRLEY!!!!

Monday, 23 June 2008

Papertake weekly katharina sketch 5

This weeks challenge is of course another of Katharina's sketches! It's a fab sketch and the challenge this week is sponsored by Korin at SweetnSassy Stamps!

Take a look over at papertake weekly for the sketch and fabulous cards the team have made....

Well I made mine in a bit of a rush and it shows bigtime!!! I don't like it at all...
I love these papers they are from craftsulove and are from the paper company, summer sky and peppermint, the sentiment is hero arts clear set happiness messages,and flowers again from craftsulove...

Sunday, 22 June 2008

More cards from Craftsulove....

A few weeks back I was asked to stand in for a class that Franciose Read was booked to do, I was to teach and demo cards using woodware chippies (chipboard shapes) and the new rachael anne miller lily and milo stamps..

All items used can be purchased from Craftsulove.. I used bo bunny papers and imagineice and crate papers...



What a day!!!!! Craftsulove and Neil Diamond...

Well I have had a fabulous day starting with a great kick off at craftsulove ending with singing and dancing with Neil Diamond, WOW that man can sing, If anyone is going to see him whilst he is here, DO make sure you get fed and watered before the show, coz he sings with out supporting acts from 2 and a half hours solid without any breaks, This man is 67 years young,and he can sure entertain....

I didn't see him in an audience with and heard different reports but I can say two of the people we were with had seen an audience with and they said he were 100% better than on the telly..... We had fabulous seats, we were in the wheelchair enclosure by the stage, yipppeeeee me thoughts we were gonna be up the back like always.....

Before I continue with my day I shall show you neil, sorry piccie taken on phone not to good


At craftsulove we made cards with hidden messages, using the Rachael anne miller Ladybug designs, all items used in cards are from Craftsulove... once again sorry for picture quality my phone camera, I just can'y get used to it's features and Chris my dear friend took he piccies never using it before... so Thankyou Chris...




Thankyou!!!!

After having one of the worse weeks in my life, it humbles me to know soooo many great and kind people, from new friends to old friends, I can always rely on you all to cheer me up, from homegrown strawberries, cards, jokes (i wish I really were a glow worm)lol and chitter chatter from my very loyal royal paper carrier!!! Thankyou my friends.....

Thursday, 19 June 2008

You can sure rely on Friends

To perk you up when feeling down, My good friend Sue from Susie sunshines sent me this gorgeous card using one of the new cuttlebug embossing folders. Thankyou Sue you sure do make me smile not only when I am feeling down....

Do pop over to Sue and see her blog, Sue makes cards daily and her blog is well worth the visit...

Heres the gorgeous card...

Monday, 16 June 2008

Feelin HOT HOT HOT!!

Over at Papertake weekly...

Hi all, wow what great weather we're having at the moment! This weeks challenge is to make a card with a 'hot' theme! Reds, hot pinks ,oranges and yellows would be fab (not necessarily all on the same card lol!!!) The challenge is going to be sponsored by Rasberry Ribbons and is a 'yellow' kit including ribbons, gems, buttons, an acetate book and more!
Hope you all have a great week and enjoy the sunshine! x

Well thanks Steph for a great challenge once again, I for one needed this one, I am now dancing around to the tune in me head, I need a bit of laughter at the mo!!!

I have made myself get back into the cardmaking, and what better way to do it than with this chalenge, I think I might even wear bright pink today, instead of the blue I just got out... I am not a pinkykind girl but I do lurve Red, as my friends will tell ya if you have been in my house, my dining room and kitchen is Black, beige and a whooping great red!!!! Anyhoos I have been neglecting my Papertake duties so to try and make up to the girls, I have made two.....

One is a 4 inch square, and the other as you can see is a DL, Not the size of cards I normally do , but as I said in my last post I am rebelling a bit this week...

I have used the o' Christmas tree downloads from Pink petticoat, in canberry,Doodle flowers clear set from inkadinkado, I got mine from the card studio, the link is on my sidebar... Sentiment of from hero arts clear set, I have used the decoupage techinque, I feel this set lends itself to that don't you, do pop back later I shall try and take piccies upclose fro you to see the detail....

well with out further gabbing from me, here they are... Hope you like as much as I liked making them...

Friday, 13 June 2008

3-2-1

Over at Spoonful of sugar it's recipe time....
We would like you to use a Recipe 3 brads or buttons 2-pattern papers and 1 flower.
We have a gorgeous Sweet Art Ebony pickin apples stamp kindly donated by Deb up for grabs this week, To be in with a chance to win it, just leave us a comment with a link to your work, and we will randomly pick 1 winner next week.

Well I nearly didn't make this card, I started off the week thinking right nothing going on this week, it's challenge time, well couldn't have been further from the truth, I have had an horrendous week that has left me stunned,so stunned it's given me migraine for nearly three days, and it has zapped me mojo clean from under me!!!

The only time I laughed this week was at Tracey's class at craftsulove, and I thank the girls wholeheartedly for that, I lost myself for a couple of hours....we made A FRIPPIN FABULOUS FLAP BOOK!!! wink wink Sarah!!! lol

I really don't like this card but hey I still gotta show, the good with the bad only fair.. and after all it's a challenge and it don't work if it don't challenge you...
I thought that rather than go for girly colours like everyone else that has used this stamp, I would rebel, coz thats how I feel at the mo... I went for male colours...

The patterned papers are from crate, I lurve crate don't you..... The brads are from craftsulove, the flower from The craft barn, and stamp well I need not have to tell ya that one!!! The sentiment is a fave of mine from A MUSE...and image coloured using stampin up crayons...

So without further ado... Tra laaaaaa!!!

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

No Stamping at Papertake weekly

At long last I am able to participate in my duties as Team member for Papertake weekly, Sorry Gang !!!

Onto this weeks challenge! It was PTW's 1st birthday on the 1st of October so this week we have a choice of 2 challenges
Firsts - first birthday, Christmas, anniversary etc
OR
No Stamping! - embellishments, papers, die cuts, paper folding, stitching, encaustic, doodling? etc etc
Here are the fab DT cards:



At the mo I am loving anything scalloppy, Card blank used is from Craftworkcards, Bazzil flowers and mini messages also, The beady border is made using the quickutz bead borders from Craftsulove and the button too, a big bag of em all for £5.99, and ya get loads from giant to tiddly, so lush you won't want to use them....... oh yes and finished off with some DCM memory wire, swizzled round and embossing tool

Sunday, 1 June 2008

Create and craft sneak peaks

My lili of the valley cards that were on, or not on tv I think mine were at the bottom of the pile only a couple were shown, The stamps sold out in a jiff though I am not surprised in the least, so those one weren't shown which was a shame but hey there here... I don't have piccies of my fairy decoupaged ones, as I forgot to take piccies but Lisa has promised to send me photo's later this week...







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