Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Another Baby Card

Well I'm back, sooner than I thought.  I was just putting my coat on to go to the shops and the heavens opened.  It's still raining now so I thought I'd make another card and go out later.  Just spoke to mum on the phone and she's invited me around to theirs for tea, yippee, no cooking for me.

Right I give up.  I've just been trying for the past half hour to upload a pic of my new card and just keep getting an error message.  I had no trouble this morning with my other card!!!  I'll give up for now and hopefully upload it later.

Woo hoo, finally.  It's only taken 2 and half hours to upload this pic.  Has anybody else had any trouble today or is it just a glitch with me?

I have used this cutie pie digi image from Pink Gem Designs - Bathtime Baby
Coloured with Promarkers
Backing Papers - Stamping Up and Nitwits 'Pinky Swears Too'
Cord - Crafts 4 You
Buttons from stash
3D Gloss on bubbles
Sentiment - Dovecraft Studio G clear stamps

I am entering this card into:

Crafty Sentiments - 2 Designer Papers
One Stitch at a Time - Use a Digi
Crafty Emma's Challenge - Spots and Dots
Bunny Zoes - Celebrations

New Baby

Good morning everybody.  Where does the time go.  It's been a week since my last card.  Tried to do one at weekend but I started with a cold Thursday and by Saturday I was feeling right sorry for myself so did absolutely nothing all weekend.  Feeling tons better now though.

My card today is for new grandparents.  The grandad works with Chris and the baby is due in a couple of weeks.  They know it is a girl hence the colours.  It better had be now!!  I am going to try and get a card done for mum and dad later but need to pop out to the shops first or I'll starve lol.  Chris is away again for the week, in Barcelona this time so we didn't get to do the weekend shop.

I have used these cute digis from Meljen's Designs and coloured with Promarkers.
Backing Paper - Nitwits - Pinky Swear Too
Sentiment - Clare Curd Stamp Set
Border - Memory Box Die - Charlotte Border
I wasn't going to put gems on but splodged the ink so had to cover it up, oops!!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Meljens Design Challenge - Anything Goes
Less is More - Punches or Dies

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Nutcrafters Challenge #12

Good Morning. 

It's time for another challenge at Nutcrafters.  This weeks challenge is 'Anything But Square!' You have free reign on any kind of project but there are no squares allowed. Remember you must use a Nutcrafters image to qualify for the fab prize of a voucher to spend in the Nutcrafters shop. If you don't already have any images check out the Nutcrafters blog as there are quite a few freebies available on there. So there really is no excuse not to join in.

Here is my card for this week's challenge

and a side view

I have used another stamp from the very popular Nursery Rhyme Collection 'Row Your Boat' and coloured with Promarkers.
Corrugated card from The Works
Ribbon and gems from stash
Charm off an old bracelet.

We would love to see you joining in with this fortnight's challenge.  Closing date 28 Feb 5 pm.

I'm entering this card into a few challenges:
Creative Card Crew - masculine
Winter Wonderland - No squares or rectangles
Kaboodle Doodle - Where the boys are
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything Goes
Stamps R Us - Anything Goes
Here Come the Boys - Favourite Song ( The Rowing Song - Willy Wonka)

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

LOTV Birthday

Good Afternoon everyone, hope you are all well and keeping warm.  Most of the snow has gone here now, just a bit hanging on in the back garden.  It's gone really cold though and there were a few snow flurries as I was driving back from the petrol station this morning so it might not be over yet.

My card today is for a work colleague whose birthday is on Sunday.

I've used this really cute LOTV stamp 'Hello Cupcake'
Coloured with Promarkers
Backing Papers Dovecraft Tea House
Sentiment is a rubber stamp set I won (sorry lost packaging)
Flowers and ribbon from stash
Martha Stewart Punch - Swirl lace

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Lili's Little Fairies - Spring Colours
Bunny Zoe's Challenge - Photo Inspiration
CES Challenges - The Sketch

Just before I go don't forget that you still have one week to join in with this fortnight's Nutcrafters Challenge.  There is a gorgeously cute freebie digi so there really is no excuse not to join in.

Take Care

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Sugar Nellie Christmas

Good Afternoon everyone.   Hope you are well today and keeping warm.  Well Chris set off down to Stansted at 11 this mprning to catch his flight to Bratislava so I'm on my own again for the week.  His flight is at 18.55 but looking at the Departures on the comp everything is taking off late,  because of the weather I supppose.  He's got a 2 hour taxi drive into the Czech Republic when he finally lands so goodness knows what time he'll get to his hotel.  Sooner him than me!!

Anyway I've been out and cleared all the snow off the drive just in case it freezes again overnight and then settled down to make another Christmas card.  I've neglected my Sugar Nellies of late so thought I would drag one of them out for a change.

Image - Sugar Nellie 'Wrapped Up Toddlers'
Paper Pieced and coloured with Promarkers
Backing Papers and Embossing Folder - The Snowman
Snowflakes - Sizzix Die and Martha Stewart Punch
Ribbon and fake snow from stash

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

The Sugar Bowl - Paper Piecing and Sketch
Winter Wonderland - Blue and White
Crafty Hazelnuts - Use a Diecut

Friday, 3 February 2012

Badger Card

Good evening.  Hasn't it been cold today.  No snow for us but Emily has texted to say
 they have had lots of it in Lincoln.  Chris is off to the Czech Republic on Sunday and the temperature there at the moment is minus 18  Brrrrrr.......  Usually we have a laugh and I beg him to take me with him when he is going off abroad but not this time.  Too cold for me!!

My card this evening is another one Em has asked for.  It is for one of her flatmates whose birthday is on Wednesday.  She asked me to do one with a badger on.  Apparently they have an in joke to do with badgers but she wouldn't tell me what it was.  Anyway I thought I had a woodland stamp with a badger on but couldn't find it so had to go searching in my clipart collections.

Backing paper - Summer Driggs - Falling For Fall
Kraft Card from back of envelope
Baker's Twine - (my neglected item, bought when it first came out and hardly used since)

Sketch from Sketch n Stash Challenge - Free Choice Sketch
I have used Sketch No 64

Hope you all have a great weekend.  Wrap up warm.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Saturated Canary Birthday Card

Good evening everyone.  Hope you've all had a good day.  We've been mega busy at work today.  Lots of coughs and colds going around.

Emily has asked me to make a few cards for her friends at uni who all seem to have birthdays in February so here is the first.  This one is for her friend Coralie.

I have used this gorgeous digi from Saturated Canary 'Rainy Day'
Coloured with Promarkers.
Backing Papers - Basic Grey and Dovecraft Tea House Papers
Whimsy Stamps Mini Postage Stamp Sentiment
Buttons from stash
Raindrops - 3D Gloss (pinched this idea from Coops)
Marianne Creatables Swirl Flower Die Cut

I have followed the sketch from Papertake Weekly

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
I love Promarkers - Photo Inspiration
Die Cut Divas - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Nutcrafters Challenge

Hello everybody.  It's time again for another Nutcrafters Challenge.  The challenge for the next 2 weeks is to make a card or project with a Valentines theme.  Remember to enter the challenge you must use a Nutcrafters stamp or digi image.  Katie has very kindly provided a freebie digi so everyone can join in.

The fabulous prize for this weeks challenge is a £10 voucher to spend in the Nutcrafters Shop.

Here's my card using Katie's fab digi

I have coloured the image with Prismacolor pencils.
Nitwits Backing Paper - Butterfly Kisses Too
Paula Pascuale Sentiment
Martha Stewart Border Punch

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments - Die or Punch
Top Tip Tuesday - Valentines
Colour Create Challenge - Pink and Green