Monday, August 31, 2009

Stamp something for someone special!

Today's card is a cute cat card for my friends birthday next week. The card is also my entry for this week's "stamp something" challenge blog. This will be the first time I have entered this challenge blog,how exciting! The theme this week is "animals" on your cards. Recipe:
  • Coredinations black magic card,embossed then sanded.
  • DCWV ribbon
  • Prima flowers
  • PB image coloured with promarkers
  • Cuddly buddly stamped greeting

Hope you had a great bank holiday weekend,whatever you did. We went camping in Canterbury to attend our friends birthday party,weather was lovely and we camped in an orchard! Would have been very idyllic if my little monkey hadn't of kept the campsite awake half the night!


Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Christmas mood!

Today's card is another Christmas card for the box.I seem to be enjoying making them at the moment! Last year they felt like such a chore,perhaps its because I am making them slowly throughout the year,less pressure lol. The sketch is from the "Just Christmas & Birthdays" challenge blog, I just simplified the sketch a bit. I am really enjoying simpler card layouts at the moment. This challene blog is also helping me to stay motivated with the Christmas cards! Recipe:
  • Wrapping paper
  • Daisy & Dandelion free stamp coloured with promarkers
  • Snowtex
  • Anita's Christmas ribbon
  • Peel off stars
  • Brad & charm from stash

I have been avoiding craft day today on QVC . I always end up ordering stuff I don't really need if I watch it too much. Instead I went online this morning and looked through all the days products,and selected what I do need. I have ordered a couple as a pay day treat!

The Prima flower kit(as it was such good value), also couldn't resist the Coredinations black magic card pack. I think this card looks fab when embossed & sanded with CB embossing folders.

Hope to get out in the craft shed tonight as I am working tomorrow night, can't complain its my last shift before I get 3 weeks off,yipee!!!!!


Friday, August 21, 2009

PB baby boy!

Today's card is for the Penny Black challenge blog,where the theme this week is Tan,Cream,Blue on your cards. I had a new baby card to make so it was perfect! I am loving the scalloped edge cards at the mo! Recipe:
  • Papermania scalloped card
  • PB image coloured with promarkers
  • Miccraft handmade papers
  • Anita's ribbon
  • eyelets & buttons from stash

Hope you like it and have a great weekend!


Thursday, August 20, 2009

Dotty about men!

Today I have at last managed to make a couple of much needed male cards. I don't make as many male cards so am running very low on them!
Today I made a visit to the craft shop and treated myself to a few items, one of which was a "Daisy & Dandelion" teddy fishing stamp. Hopefully this will give me the incentive to make a few more male cards!
I also brought a few more reels of Grosgrain ribbon to go on my new ribbon rack, some textured snow paste(for my Xmas cards). The snakeskin Cuttlebug embossing folder also jumped into my basket!
Back to today's post. These cards are also my entry for the "creative inspirations" challenge blog,the theme this week is dots & circles. I thought Footballer Edwin would be perfect along with the Swiss dots embossing folder!
  • Edwin coloured with promarkers
  • DCWV paper
  • CB embossed coredinations card stock
  • Papermania adhesive pearls
  • stamped PB greeting
  • Fiskars border stamp

Hope you are having a great week, I am off to the craft shed to try out my new goodies!


Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Big Improvements

Today's card is another Christmas card made with the free stamp from "Creativity" magazine. I Haven't seen any sketches I like this week on the challenge blogs so it was great to just do what I fancied!
I have researched some nice simpler layouts recently, I defiantly think less is more with my cards!
This weekend I have been making good progress in the craft shed, a friend kindly built me a new wall mounted ribbon rack! I am very pleased with it,just need a few more reels to make it look less empty ;)
I also had a good clean out and hoover, with a little help from Zack!!!!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Bunny Birthday x

Today's card had been made for the Penny Black challenge blog. This week the challenge was this fabulous sketch. I chose a lilac and blue theme for a change.
  • Papermainia scalloped card
  • DCWV papers
  • PB spring clear stamp set
  • Promarkers
  • Ribbon,gem,buttons from stash
  • K& Co paper lace
Hope you are having a great week,I am looking forward to some time at home this weekend. xxx

Sunday, August 09, 2009

The Big 70!

Today's card is a for my Father in Laws birthday on Tuesday, the big 70! Ive used the Sketch from this weeks challenge over on "sweet sketch Wednesday",I enjoy there sketch's as they don't just use the square layouts like a lot of the other challenge blogs seem to. There are times when a small square card is just not big enough! Recipe:
  • DCWV papers
  • Coredinations card stock
  • Fimo buttons
  • House mouse image
  • PB greeting
  • Ribbon from stash

Hope you all had a great weekend, we have been too busy as usual! I can't wait for a quiet day!

Hectic week ahead with friends round for dinner & Birthday meals out etc.... so probably won't be able to craft for a while now.


Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Flowers for a friend....

Today's card is for the "spoon full of sugar" challenge blog,the theme was floral fantasy! I needed to make a get well card for a close friend so I thought it was the ideal challenge! I used FF stickers as I couldn't find a FF image for "get well" cards. I have also embellished a Teddy bear for part of her gift. I will hopefully get around to taking a picture of it soon! Recipe
  • Scalloped card blank
  • Pink sequin ribbon (Paperchase)
  • Prima flowers
  • brads
  • FF stickers
  • Nesties Dahlia die cut pink card
  • glitter glue

Hope you like it!

We had a hectic week last week. We spent the weekend camping in Brighton for Pride, so I have not had much time to craft. I hope to have a few more evenings to myself this weekend.