Sunday, 30 November 2008

Pollycraft Monday Challenge...



Over at Pollycrafts challenge blog, which I found via Susie sunshines blog they have a double challenge going on this week, A sketch and a DT call using free winter papers they are giving away, They are gorgeous, designs using equally gorgeous colours, right up my alley they are...

I have used the fabulous Honesty stamp from the winter elves collection, The sentiment is Amuse, and I also used a Cuttlebug christmas bauble embossing folder, and glittered it, I used colourcore cardstock which can be purchased from Craftsulove, and scuffed it over the embossing to give a fabby effect...

Saturday, 29 November 2008

Secret Crafter challenge #9



This week is sketch time at Secret crafter, and my fabulous Friend and DT mate, Sue at Susie Sunshine has done us proud again with a fabbdiozo sketch....
I have used The cupcake download from Love to doodle you can get it HERE, The papers I have used are making memories cheeky collection, the stars are a quickutz die..... Image coloured in promarkers from Secret crafter.....

Friday, 28 November 2008

Simplyfairies sketch#4




Hello my friends, isn't it freezy pops tonight, I have just finished watching I am celeb get me out of here, I think this years is the funniest yet!!! How sad am I , I love it !!! Can't make me mind up who I want to win, George, Joe or esther... Lol Now I thought Esther was soooo straight laced and sour faced, how wrong can one be.... lol eyeing up Brian Paddick in the nuddy...lol Go Esther!! lol How comical Is George and Joe... Ollie ollie ollie (beep!) in the trolley...lol well I will be pleased if either one won...

Anyways enough of that, onto this weeks sketch, a right easy peasy one again, can't cope with much more before crimbo... Me brain is in overdrive got to do valentine comission, Mmmmm....

I have used the gorgeously cute Lilly downloads from Love to doodle, I am in love with this ickle cutie... I have made another one for the CCT challenge but will show that one on Sunday... The papers for this one is one of my faves that i have used loads My minds eye, from The card studio, sentiment pebbles inc craftsulove. so is the gianormous brad,coloured in promarkers....
Enjoy, don't forget to show me what you have made.... And thanks loads for those who joined in last fridays sketch, real fabulos cards all of them, and well done Julia 20 comments come girlie surely, thats a must for a blog!!!

Elzybells Galore !!!

Well I have a few Elzybells bits to show you, Firstly my DT challenges, and I say challenegs as the elzybells challenges have slightly changed,instead of showing you all what next challnege will be, and then after showing what we as the design team make, we are going to show as the challenge is announced, the same as other challenge blogs, so first up is the sketch by the lovely and talented Michelle, Michelle is a girl after me own heart as her designs are clean and crisp similar to my own style you really must pop over to her blog,
The second is the current challenge of make a christmas ornament, well I decided after being inspired by Shary's christmas globe to do one of those, though the piccies ahave not come out that clever and when shaken it looks like dirt flying all over the show, albeit pink dirt!!!
For the card I have used the ultra cute penguin santa, and for the globe, the dinkie set with the girl and boy either side...

Also wanting to share my Elzybells girls article in complete cardmaking issue 14, the piccies once again are naff but was the best I can do...



Thursday, 27 November 2008

Sprinkle and Sparkle with Lili of the Valley....



This weeks challenge is

Sprinkle and Sparkle

We would like to see your creations decorated with loads of Glitter and Sparkly stuff

Its Guest DT Challenge time again this week so we hope we have lots of entries the winner will be picked by Random Number Generator next Thursday and will be our Guest Designer for 2 weeks, Good Luck everyone.

Lili of the Valley are running 2 special offers at the moment 3 stamps for £10 (what great value is that) and also free P&P within the UK, so if you havn't yet discovered what great products Lili of the Valley carry click on the link on the sidebar and have a look and take advantage of this great offer.

Don't forget.... you can use any stamp, or other crafting product, it doesn't have to be by Lili of the Valley, we just love to see different mediums used.

If you don't have a blog you can e-mail your cards to Jacqui (e-mail address on sidebar) and we will upload them to the blog for everyone to see.


Well here is my card,Using this weeks sketch, I love sparkle and bling don't you!!! The paper is from Funky Fairies forgot I had it, teamed up with Bazzill dots cardstock and a fabuklous Lili of the Valley Fairy isn't she just Cute.... The snowflake is mag freebie, image coloured with Promarkers....

Pop back later this Evening I have some Elzybells to show and the complete cardmaking issue 14 is now out, and splashed all over the front is my Elzybels cards....

Monday, 24 November 2008

Show and tell !!!

I would like to show you two gorgeous cards from Julia Antunes who sadly does not have a blog to show off her talent, and it's not for the want of trying to get Julia to make that step believe me...lol

The cards are using my sketches, 2 and 3, and Elzybells stamps if I am not mistaken. I know you will love them as much as I do..
Don't forget everyone can join in even those without blogs, you can showcase them on my blog....

Thanks Julia sooo much for taking part....

Sketch 3



Sketch 2

Hot and Cold!!!



I could not resist these Hot Salsa colours again in this cold weather, and my is it cold Brrrrrr!!! Mmmmm wished i were somewhere nice and hot..... Dream on Lady!!!

This week on papertake weekley it's Dawny p's sketch and another fab one too.... I have used the love to doodle cupcake download again,I love them can you tell, I sooo lurve food and cakes, espesh homemade scrummmy ones.... I coloured image with a mix of poloychromos (from secret crafter) and prisma's blended with sansador... and that Salsa paper again, the sentiment is a pebs inc rub on from craftsulove. I glittered with a glue pen and Glamour dust to finish...

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Love to Doodle with Sketch Saturday....



Fab Sketch again over at Sketch saturday, I really get inspired with every sketch they do, and what a help for a quick no nonsense card when you need one...

And oh how I love Sally Ann's doodle downloads, they are just right up my street clean and fresh designs to suit everyone.... Look out for her designs in one of my articles in simplycards and papercrafts, sooo cute, mmmmm the article i forgot to do this week, well it were for last weeks deadline, thanks Diane for being sooo patient with me.... and to my paper carrier who gives me a boot up the nackside when i need it, lol. You know who ya are girlie, thanks for the laughter it sure got me through..

Anyway back to the challenge, I used cupcake downloads from love to doodle, patterned paper is Junkitz salsa skinny stripe,Pinata Bazzil cardstock, Mini messages from craftworkcards (soooo handy and glad Sue and Richard now do them in black and white.. I coloured omage with Faber castell polychromos, from Secret crafter and sansador, then glittered with stickles. I just lurve this sketch , I can see me using this over and over again....

Saturday, 22 November 2008

Sorry seems to be the hardest word!!!!!


EDITED:To say last piccie shows you layers on image.


I love that song don't you, and the title is very apt for me this week... As I have had to say it three times.... Though I have to say when I am wrong I don't find it that tough to say.... lol

Well my First sorry has to be to my fellow DT's over at secret crafter blog, though I have now done my card and hope I have done the challenge proud albeit late which leads into my next sorry...

I had only forgot to ao my cards for a magazine article, I filed the breif away and forgot about it... can you believe that, I nearly had forty fits when Diane asked how are the cards coming along!!! Cards I thought I have done and sent them please god don't tell me they have gone astray!!!! Nope it were worse than that, I hadn't even done them, and I were snuggly settled into making some challenge cards..lol so hence I had o abandon my DT card....

My last sorry is being late with my sketch #3 am I glad that this sketch is the easiest of them all, and I have used it for secret crafters challenge of Decoupage...

I used a cute ickle dog tearing up the newspaper (which sooooo reminds me of my puppy Stamford though he don't quite look like a puppy now) From Elzybells as is the sentiment which is from the clear set of words ... I stamped and embossed it several times an two different patterned papers and decoupaged it with silicone glue... I popped the image using promarker pen Satin.. the paper used is a doublesided one from fancy pants that come in my cardmaker of the year stash, and my very new gorgeous pinking circle nestiblities, aint it fab.... The card is a 12 x 12 cm square.... hope ya likes.... p.s do pop back tommorrow, I have one from Julia who does not have a blog and I soooo wished she did, you would just lurve Julias creations, Julia did a gorgeous card very striking, Thanks Julia .....




Thursday, 20 November 2008

In Honour of Arthur!!!




Wow the response to Donaldas Great sketch on LOTV last week was fantastic thank you everyone who took part.

This week is FOUR LEGGED FRIENDS we would like to see you creations using at least one Animal Image, Cat, Dog, Bear, Reindeer, cows, hedgies etc The choice is wide and varied and we are looking forward to seeing your take on this theme.

Don't forget.... you can use any stamp, or other crafting product, it dosn't have to be by Lili of the Valley, we just love to see different mediums used.

Our prize this week is Lili of the Valley's Fantastic Baby Diecut and Matching papers pack ......

Well Four legged friends week, now how could I resist a cat design in honour of poor Arthurs return, Welcome home Arthur hope Olive isn't still mad with ya!!

The image I have used is Lili's Kitties Buttons, isn't he cute coloured with promarkers, (whats new)lolThe paper is an old Junkitz one, I just loved the colours on this one... The sentiment is from a clear set of Hero arts stamps..
I have used this weeks sketch for me card... Come and join in on me sketch...



Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Let it snow!!!



On Papertake weekly this weeks challenge is Snow! Anything snow related - snowmen, snowflakes, snowy scenes etc!
The design team have some gorgeous ideas to share, for your inspiration: don';t forget to check them out...

I am well late with this card, so apologise to my fellow DT's....

I used me seketch again for this one. And gorgeous paperfrom dream street papers wonderland sparkle from the card studio, and a fabulously cute winter elves called Relection,from Pollycrafts that norty Sue got me into!!! The snowflakes and sentiment are Lili of the valley, and reflection is coloured with promarkers...

Saturday, 15 November 2008

Cute as a button and even cuter.....



The remit for this weeks Secret crafter Challenge is Claire "As cute as a button" challenge, Thanks Claire I lurved this one, i used my new downlaods available from the talented Sally at Love to doodle, a cute ickle Dino... and boy he is a cutie pie ain't he. I coloured him with prismas and sansador, The patterned paper is Artic frog, flower and swiss dots bazzill craftsulove, and mini message craftworkcards.... Now don't forget to check out the rest of my team members creations they are fabbidozo...

Friday, 14 November 2008

My sketch #2





Well here we are Friday again, wow ain't that gone quick.... well I thought i was never gonna make it, I feel rather off today, tired maybe, flu maybe whatever it is I feel rough!!!

I would like to say a very BIG THANKYOU to all of thise who took part, I know it were short notice, but you have done very well indeedy, I will try and get a permanant on the side with all the entries, as you really must see all the gorgeous cards that you have made with my sketch, I love you all....Thank you again...

For those who don't have a blog don't forget you can still join in, just email me your card and i will show it on my blog!!!

I have done a quick card for todays new sketch, I hope you like the sketch, I have used A Pollycraft stamp Pheobe oh christmas tree, and what a cutie pie she is too... and do you know what I only ordered them late yesterday and they were here this morning, how about that for services, and how perfect for the sketch too..., sentiment amuse, coloured with promarkers, secret crafter, papers are my minds eye,and swiss dots bazzill craftsulove, and adornit (christmas text) The card studio.., DMC memory wire and the gorgeous sparkly glittery snowflake is a freebie from a mag charlotee lewis designs,..

well enough of the yakka my friends..... heres the sketch and card..


Thursday, 13 November 2008

Snow fairy....



It's LOTV time and this week we were given a Sketch, by the fabby Donalda, Thanks Donalda I enjoyed this one very much...

NOW DON'T FORGET EVERYONE CAN JOIN IN, YOU DON'T HAVE TO USE LILI OF THE VALLEY PRODUCTS, JUST ENJOY THE CHALLENGE....

I have used dovecraft papers and bazill wing flowers and primas , I coloured her with a mix of pearlised paints from Craftsulove, for her wings, and promakers from secret crafter for the rest of her...

And of course LOTV Fairy and the sentiment too!!!, the sparkly snowflakes were from hobby craft... Don't forget to check out the other Dt members creations they are fabby...




Paper piecing mania !!



Here is my DT card for Elzybells, i really enjoyed this one, I sooo loves the papers too, doubleside one Pebs inc from The Glitter pot, now why oh why did I only pick up one!! Want more, I need more, I feel a glitters trip coming on!!

anyway back to the challenge, the challenge over at Elzybells land is Paper piecing, come on show us your Elzybells creations, it's show time!!

Shall I tell ya what i used, the elzy girls, sentiment is also elzybells though i bought it before the the new sizes came in... The flower is from Poppicrafts blooms to go, they are scrumilioius... and nesties and promarkers...

Don't forget theres a new Challenge on....

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Snow much fun!!!




In Elzybells land, I made another suspension card, I do lurves these at the mo.... I have used the the gorgeous snowball girlie, must get the correct name for her, she looks all warm and snug in her fabbiloso coat don't she, me wants one!!

The sentiment is of course Elzybelles too... and coloured with none other than promarkers, can ya tell I am in love with these colouring medium...


Hopes ya likes...

Are you a winner!!!

Elzybells has announce the christmas card winners check HERE to see if your a winner... Some stunning cards to be seen wel done all from me...

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Sentiment only!!!



Over at Penny black Saturday The theme is Sentiment only, no images allowed, As you can see I used my Challenge sketch again you can find it HERE, finding this one quite versatile I must say.. The papers I used are doublesided crate papers, fairly old one, but i love it... Nesties were used, a gorgeous flowers from me stash, with button, Black memory wire, the sentiment is of course Penny black from The Glitter pot... oh and jelly tots craftworkcards, and black shiney pearls...

Monday, 10 November 2008

Pretty in pink.......




Mmmmm moved from green and reds to pinks!!! How has that happened.... lol

Well It's papertake weekly time again and the fabulously talented Dawny p has cpme up trumps again with this weeks sketch brief.... well done Dawny keep em coming girlie!!!

I have used my new magnolias from Craftsulove, and I Stamped the chair first, masked over it with post it note, blimey that was wearing I can say... couldn't quite get her on the chair, she looked like she were falling off, must get one of the stampamijigs thingies... was starting to wish that i had stamped her on her own and cut her out and plonked her on there but hey ho my last try and wolahhhh i don't think I did too bad do you!!... The papers I got from craftsulove too, imagineice very pretty ian't it... The sentiment is hero arts set, punched out and fixed onto a punchout of a brilliant woodware giant punch of tags shapes also from CUL... The cute ickle charm from cuddly buddly...
ENJOY!!!

Saturday, 8 November 2008

Cute as a Fairy not !!




Over at Cute card Thursday the challenge is Fairies or Angel, now this lil gal is no angel, me thinks she has has rather too much too drink, and not popsicle either, perhaps some Pink Champers what do you think!!! Mind you that reminds me of myself after one drink!!! lol. Her name is Stella isn't she comical..., The papers I are a RAK from the lovely and generous Jill thanks bundles Jill, they are very lush, all velvety, Heidi Grace design... I have used my Sketch again, quite versatile don't ya think!! why not have a go and show me what you come up with....
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