Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Magnolia Vs Stampavie Week 15 Feel the Sketch

The challenge over at Magnolia Vs Stampavie this week is a fabulous sketch. The image I have used is the Sarah Kay stamp 'A little help from Margot' coloured with whispers and pearly paints. The designer paper is from Papermania 'Simply Elegant' The sentiment is one from a See D set stamped and embossed with clear powder. The heart pin is from the blog candy I won from Tara and the ribbon flower was made with little offcuts of ribbon that I had kept (don't throw anything away if I can help it)

Monday, 23 February 2009

Elzybells New Stamps

You just have to pop over to Elzybells to check out their new releases. They have six new clear stamp sets and 14 rubber stamps and what's more exciting is that they are giving away the full set as a blog candy to celebrate the release. My favourites are the tea for two and Just Desserts

Saturday, 21 February 2009

Today's Cards

It has been quite a sad time for us lately, my Father-in-law passed away a fortnight ago and the funeral was last Friday, so as you can imagine there has been a lot going on, sorting out the funeral and making sure my mother-in-law, Betty was okay. Then the day after the funeral my husband's auntie passed away, so his uncle lost his brother and his wife within two weeks. They have only just told us about this as they thought we had enough on our plates.

Now the good news, don't they always say that when you have a death you always hear about a birth too. The week after Bert passed away my mum phoned me to tell me that my cousin Bev had given birth to a little boy so this is a card to celebrate his birth.

Monday, 16 February 2009

Sugar Bowl Challenge

The Sugar Bowl Challenge this week is to only use one piece of designer paper. I have used a piece of paper from the Papermania 'Exquisite' Paper Collection. The Sugar Nellie stamp is one of my favourites, Sweet Art Ebony 'Postbox'.

Sunday, 15 February 2009

PBSC 36 and A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge

This weeks challenge at Penny Black Saturday Challenge is to make a card using the sketch designed by the fabulous Nat
I have also incorporated this card with the challenge from A Spoon Full of Sugar which this week is to include a doodle in your card. You can use a hand drawn doodle or you can also use any of the swirly stamps or scrolls you have.

The stamp I have used is from The 12 days of Christmas Transparent set coloured with whispers pens.
Papers from Basic Grey Two Scoops and Papermania Exquisite
Brads and Buttons from recent candy wins
Ribbon from stash.

Saturday, 14 February 2009

Magnolia Vs Stampavie Challenge

This is my entry for this weeks Magnolia Vs Stampavie Challenge

I have used Tilda with Sunflower coloured with Whispers and pearlescent paint

Backing Paper Papermania - Simply Elegant

Flowers - Prima

Lace from Abakhan Fabric shop

Monday, 9 February 2009

Colour Create Challenge

This is my entry for this week's Colour Create Challenge. You have to make an item using the colours Peach & Aqua with the optional addition of a 'do it yourself' flower. I have used the 'Whiff of Joy' stamp 'Henry Celebrating Mouse' coloured with the sparkly paints from The Works. Backing paper is Papermania 'Exquisite' Paper Pack. Die cut flower cut on Cuttlebug. Ribbon and buttons from stash.

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Spoonful of Sugar Challenge

This fab sketch is from The Spoonful of Sugar Challenge Blog designed this week by Guest Designer Tina. Go and check out Tina's card it is fab.

The image is a Sarah Kay stamp 'Rosie's Garden' coloured with Promarkers. The papers are Basic Grey 'Two Scoops' and Dovecraft papers 'Retro Floral'. The lace ribbon I got in a bargain bundle from Abakhan Fabric shop.

Sunday, 1 February 2009

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - The Zoo

I so enjoyed making the circle card for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge I wanted to make another straight away so decided to join in with the Secret Crafter Challenge this week, which was to make a card with a zoo/animal element on.
The gorgeous Giraffe image is a free download from the fabulous Kerry Jo on her blog http://curlygirlyme.blogspot.com/ and the backing paper is from Scrapbook scrapbook.

PBSC 34 Circle Card

I have had an enjoyable afternoon making this card, I have never made a circle card before but would definitely make another. I am so jealous of all you lucky peeps who have the nesties, I will just have to save up my pennies. The stamp I have used is Cheesecake Party from the Critter Party Transparent set. I really enjoy joining in with these challenges as they get the brain cells working, this card is for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge.

Well it has been snowing here off and on all day but has now started to stick so if it carries on like this I will be digging my car out of the drive tomorrow to go to work.