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Monday, 28 June 2010

Sketch Saturday #109


Todays card is for the Sketch Saturday challenge this week. I have used Papermania For Him papers, coredinations cs, papermania peeloffs and card candy. The image is another of TGF Roll Call and this little fella is called Dylan and I have coloured him using copics and a touch of stardust. TFL hope you are all enjoying lovely weather where you are, its been very hot here again today. x

Saturday, 26 June 2010

Sketch & Stash Challenge #38 & Spoon Full Of Sugar #109


Here is the card I was working on last night but just got too tired to finish it so have now finished it, I'm lovin' my new stamps!

Sketch and Stash #38 ~ great sketch I used a digi paper which I think is a Rasberry Road Design but it was in my scraps drawer so not sure, coredinations cs, some ribbon from the cheapy shop, the little tags are cut using my sizzix doodle tag alpha, which I seem to forget I have, the little flowers are punched from a scrap of paper from the drawer and the gems are from my stash, my new item is the delightful TGF Nahla from the Roll Call collection who is coloured with copics and a little sakura stardust.

Spoon Full Of Sugar #109 ~ Good Luck/Best wishes I used a little best wishes peeloff which fitted nicely on the tag.

Well thats all my crafting for tonight as Ria has gone to a camp out so I am going to the beach with Adrian while he does some fishing and I'm going to take the camera and hopefully get some good shots of the sun going down and even more hopefully some fish for lunch tomorrow! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend. xx

Friday, 25 June 2010

3 challenges in 1 card


Well I was very good today and didnt start crafting till tonight even though I really wanted to! Thought I'd better do some hw seeing as I'm working all weekend, but I have now sat and crafted and used some of my new rubba! I have used TGF Wild Sprout Maria and inside my card which I didnt take a pic of is the sentiment 'time to follow your dreams' I used this as this is a card for a work colleague who is leaving on Sunday and going back to Slovenia to be with her boyfriend. Anyway this card is for the following 3 challenges:-

Papertake Weekly ~ sketch #43 the papers I used are K&Co McKenna and Maria is coloured with copics and I added some glamour dust to her dress collar and some dew drops to the flowers in her hair.

Cute Card Thursday #118 ~ reuse, renew, recycle and for this challenge I have included the buttons which came of a garment ages ago

Stamp Something ~ Vintage with flowers so I sanded and inked the edges of the paper and then sponged some ink around the image to remove the glare of white paper and the flowers are from my party bag candy.

Well TFL I'm off to see if I can fit another card in before I go to bed. x

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Friday Sketchers # 107


Another great sketch over at Friday Sketchers this week and I'm only just making it too! My papers are MME Bloom & Grow, flowers are from my stash, the image is from Dreams 2 Stamp and is called Annelise with goose it is one that I won last October. The swirl at the bottom is actually what was left after I had used a sizzix die on another project and I really liked what was left so decided to keep it in the hope that I would find a use for it one day and hey presto! I did!lol, actually all the pieces of paper are actually scraps from that collection. And amazingly for me my desk is still tidy! lol TFL x

Rubba fest!

Yipee, my wonderful TGF stamps have just arrived and they are gorgeous BUT Boo Hoo I have to go to work, its so not fair all I want to do now is sit and play! :( Oh well at least I have a day off tomorrow!

Hopefully back later tonight with a card that just needs putting together for a challenge so am aiming to do that when I get back from work tonight. Bye for now

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Stamp Something ~ Something Summer


Well this card should have been for 2 challenges but I missed the deadline for Cute Card Thursday this week which was a sketch - never mind it still fits the challenge over at Stamp Something who this week want to see Something Summer, which I believe I acheived with the gorgeous summer Miss Anya, coloured with copics and a touch of sakura glaze, the papers are from the M&MBI paper pad. Sentiment cut with my Neon alpha long cuts sizzix die, the little prima flowers have been in my stash for quite sometime and then I added some dew drops.


Well I know I said I had a day of sitting at my desk today, well I did but I didnt actually get much done in the way of crafting but I do have a tidy crafting desk now so have room to craft again! that took me quite some time I can assure you! lol Also did a little bit of shopping and popped over to 'Silly Monkey Crafts' for a browse and well can you believe it but some stamps just happend to fall into my basket! Anyway I shall now be stalking the postie eagerly awaiting the arrival of TGF Roll Call and Spotlight collections. hee hee! Right off to see if I can rustle up another card before bed time. TFL

Anya Ink #3 Bling


Ok this project which is for the Bling challenge over at Anya Ink I had finished last night except for the flower button which I decided at the last minute to add diamond glaze after I had coloured it with sakura stardust. So I had to add the button and take the pic this morning before Ria took it to school for her friend for her birthday! (yes I had plenty of notice Monday night!lol) Unfortunately the pic doesnt really show the glitz and bling of the glitter or stardust but using flaxh only gave me glare! The paper is from the DCWV glitter stack, the image which is coloured with copics and stardusts is a digi download of Audrey from TGF, then I added the card candy, 'celebrate' and glazed button to the outside of the glass. The lettering inside the glass says 'randominated' which the girls made up as Ellie is very random and we thought the pattern on the paper was also quite random. Hope it goes down well today.

Anyway I have a day off today and somehow I have managed to bruise my heal and it hurts to walk or stand so looks like I'm desk bound today - oh what a shame! lol

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Crafty Sentiments #23 & Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #88


A 2 challenges in 1 card project today, started it last night but couldnt quite get it to come together and not sure I'm entirely happy with it now! but it did seem to 'come together' this morning which it had no intention of doing last night! lol

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #88 ~ weddings/anniversaries fairly self explanitory there! lol

Crafty Sentiments #23 ~ a sketch. I turned the sketch around so that I could use 'Sammy Snail' again this week, this is the freebie image that is available over at Crafty Sentiments blog. I manipulated the image so that I could flip it then paperpieced the shells and coloured the rest in with copics. The papers are Papermania Signature range Regency, the ribbon I have had in my stash forever and its self-adhesive. The little green hearts are done using a Tonic Studios punch and the brads were in my stash.

TFL and now its time to get sorted out for work.

Monday, 21 June 2010

Scrap That Idea - World Cup Promo challenge 3


Well here is another digi lo for the Scrap That Idea challenge, the kit is a freebie which was provided for the challenge, it had 11 elements and the challenge was to use all 11! That was certainly a challenge for me but I got there in the end. lol TFL

PaperTake Weekly - Ice Cream Flavours


Great challenge this week from Papertake Weekly to use Ice Cream Flavours for your inspiration so I went with Neopolitan. My papers are MM Cosmopolitan collection, brads and flowers are from my stash and I embellished the flowers with some dew drops from my party bag, the image which is a Pure Innocence image is also from my party bag and I coloured her with copics and bit of sakura stardust for the flowers, sentiment is from a pack I got at the Works the other day. I also based my card on PTW sketch from last week as I didnt get the chance to use it in time! TFL x

Saturday, 19 June 2010

Sketch & Stash Challenge #37 & Pollycraft Monday #48


Another card tonight and its for another 2 challenges!


Pollycraft Monday Challenge #48 ~ lets have a sing song - We'd like to see a project inspired by a song... so use a song title/lyrics as your sentiment... or create your card with a song in mind... Well my card is inspired by the song 'We are Family' by Sister Sledge and the freebie image from PollyCraft Designs suited it perfectly, coloured with copics and I had another try at feathering on her skirt.


Sketch and Stash #37 ~ well my card is based on the sketch and I have used MME papers from the Wild Asparagus collection and my new stash is the flowers which are from my party bag and the old stash is the pale lilac lace.


TFL and now I'm off to bed, night all. xx

Crafty Sentiments #22 & Sketch Saturday #108


This card covers 2 challenges and because Crafty Sentiments changed their challenge rules to allow any stamps to be used and also because they are giving away a free digi image here I was able to take part again in their great challenges.

Crafty Sentiments #22 Black, Pink & White ~ papers are Dovecraft A Hint Of Pink and some pink cs, the image is their freebie 'Sammy Snail' and I have used a pink flower from my party bag stash that I won and 2 little ribbon flowers from my stash.

Sketch Saturday #108 ~ Card made following this weeks sketch, as soon as I saw it this morning I knew I had to use it with the image I had chosen for the CS challenge!

TFL off to do some more crafting!

Parcel in the post


Good Morning Blogland! Well I had a nice lie in this morning (doesn't happen very often!) and I didn't get up till just gone 10! Lovely! lol Then the postman delivered a scrummy parcel to my door, what better way to start the day! The parcel was my Party Bag Candy from the Sketch Satruday Blog Hop on the 29 May. I have won a beautiful handmade bag which is full of wonderful stash. So I have to say a very big thank you to Emma for such a divine party bag and I'm really looking forward to putting all these things to very good use and some of them very soon! Definately a great way to start the day! xx

Friday, 18 June 2010

Dotties World - Fathers Day Card







Louise set the challenge for Fathers Day over at Dotties World and then Karen offered a free Fathers Day bundle for all those who were going to take part in the challenge this week. Well I nearly always take part in Dotties World challenges, they are what got me started with my blogging and I just adore ALL the images that Louise creates (and yes I have them all! lol) Anyway when I saw the bundle I knew exactly what card I wanted to create and here it is, my pop up Fathers Day card using 'Super George' which isnt actually part of a collection I think it was a participation gift (see I said I had 'em all! lol) and I just think he is adorable and fits perfectly with the 'SuperDad' sentiment. The cloud paper is from a digi kit by Digi Designs By Nicole (DDBN) which was a freebie I collected awhile ago, the other papers are Papermania and some red pearlescent card from my scraps drawer, the little screw head brads have been in my stash a long time and were part of a brad swap I took part in. Well I hope you like the card, thanks for stopping by and taking a look. xx
PS. I took 3 shots to try and show the front and inside of the card and that it was a pop up!

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Scrap That Idea - World Cup Promo challenge 2


Wow, I am so behind this week, really havent had the time or the energy for crafting :( but made up for that tonight by completing the 2nd challenge over at Scrap That Idea World Cup Promo. Again we were given a freebie kit designed by Staceys Scraps and the challenge was to use 3 different papers and 10 different elements - sounds easy Huh? Nope I really struggled to use 10 different elements but got there in the end, hope you like what I ended up with. The picture is taken at our local seaside venue and it was late afternoon/early evening on Christmas Day 2009, we went for a stroll and I went a bit mad with the camera and this was just one shot of many but I really like how it captured the sunset thru the clouds. TFL

Friday, 11 June 2010

Spoon Full of Sugar challenge #107 & Cute Card Thursday #116


Well this clip it frame project meets 2 challenges and is a present for Ria's friend whose party she is going to tomorrow.

Spoon Full Of Sugar #107 ~ Floral Delight, background paper is papermania and is floral, other paper is scraps from my drawers, alpha is cut using xyron pc system, sizzix dies have been used for the daisy flower with button and the flowers and buttons on the top are from my stash and the butterfly dangly is an old earring.

Cute Card Thursday #116 ~ anything but square, well this is a rectangle.
Ria is pleased with the final outcome just hope Emma is too. Right I'm off to get some sleep as on the early shift tomorrow. TFL

Scrap That Idea - World Cup Promo challenge 1


Over at Scrap that Idea blog they are having a great World Cup Promotion which gives those that enter great chances to win stuff from their store (there are some amazing kits there) Anyway there was a gorgeous freebie kit which you had to use for the first challenge and this is what I made, it took me ages as I'm still finding my way round cs4 but did manage eventually to find a way of cuttng my photo into a different shape so that was good - frustrating but good! lol Oh well best go and get on with the shopping etc then I need to make a frame/picture for Ria's friend as she is off to a party tomorrow. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by. TFL xx

Sunday, 6 June 2010

MTTC #94 Wild Thing & Stamp Something ~ something Digi


Ok been working on this for the past 2 evenings and its taken me a while but I am pleased with the final outcome. Its for 2 challenges.


My Time To Craft #94 Wild Thing ~ so what better wild thing but our very own bearded dragon, Wally being very wild attacking and eating his cress, it really is quite comical to watch him lunge at it and play tug of war with it, sometimes he even drags it half way across the vivarium!


Stamp Something ~ Digital something, can be papers, image, sentiment anything that is digi, now I do love doing digi bits and those of you who are regular visitors will know I use a lot of digi papers and I adore Charmed Cards & Crafts digi downloads and of course my TGF digi images too, but there are so many available out there its hard to choose and then I also really enjoy making digi scrapbook pages which what I have done for this challenge, the papers and elements and alpha are all from a kit called Cinnamon Spice except the 3 frame which is from a kit called Circle of Life and they are both by one of my favourite designers Stacey Towers aka Stacey's Scraps. And for anyone interested in digi kits 4 fantastic designers inc Stacey trade together at a place called Scrap That Idea and they have new stuff every week, so go check 'em out.


I have used Photoshop CS4 which I am still finding my way round so it gave me lots of practice and I really enjoyed putting this one together so Ihope you all enjoy looking at it. TFL xx

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Friday Sketchers # 104


Well 1 card 1 challenge, dont that too often these days. I really liked the sketch this week over at Friday Sketchers (which I rotated!) but just couldn't decide on what image and in the end I chose a stamp that I have had in my collection for quite sometime, it was part of a set but I can't remember who it is by, anyway I stamped and embossed it with copper powder and then filled in the rest of the wings with glamour dust so it is quite sparkly which doesn't really show in the picture, the sentiment is part of a papermania botanicals set of the peacock butterfly. The papers are all from a digi kit called Summer Berries by Staceys Scraps, as is the stitched border. I did try adding some more embellishments but they just weren't working so I ended up leaving quite simple. TFL

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Stamp Something - a recipe & SCSC # 85 - buttons & blooms


Well the weather here has certainly improved which was a good thing as Ria had a couple of friends over today and we went to the market so they could have a wander and a spend which I think they all enjoyed followed by a bag of chips and milkshake for lunch, while they were spending I was lookng in the lcs but only bought some glue runners, I'm waiting to buy the Roll Call stamps by TGF and The Spotlight collection also by TGF. Anyway we came home and they played with the lizards for a while before going home. So I think they had an enjoyable time. I have made a card and it meets with 2 challenges.


Stamp Something this week was a recipe ~ Designer paper (Me & My Big Idea Paper Pad), ribbon, bow (from my stash) tag (cut from BIgShot die and covered in papers) the image is one that I won in Sammi's blog candy and is Joseph digi from TGF, I tried to give him a bit of a stubble look but not sure if it really worked or not. The sentiment is from a freebie from Karen of Charmed cards and crafts ages ago.


Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #85 ~ buttons & Blooms, both from my stash. TFL

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

CCT #114 and Sketch Saturday #105


Ok now this card looks really simple and for the most part it was fairly simple to put together but I really struggled with the little flowers I tried lots of different things before I remembered I had these and then that was it finished. I coloured the image (which is a papermania botanicals) with copics and used the feather blending technique for the first time. You can find a brilliant tutorial here by Sammi over at the Mad For Markers blog. This card is for 2 challenges.




Cute Card Thursday #114 - No Designer Papers - cs is coredinations and the ribbon and flowers are all from my stash. TFL

'new look' Anya Ink challenge 1 easel card


Have you checked out the new look Anya Ink yet they are also teaming up with CC Design Stamps and the first challenge is to make an easel card, well I just had to join in now that I know how to make easel cards! lol Although this is an easel card I havent made it to send to anyone I have made it for my daughter Ria who is a definate Twilight fan and I am pleased to say she loves it. The papers are from a freebie sampler kit by Sweet Blossom Designs and the design is of course WS Edward & Camille from TGF. TFL