Saturday 30 August 2008

Stars 'n' Stripes.. the theme for this weeks challenge over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge.
Apart from having a few images stamped for me, I actually own just one PB stamp at the moment and this is it, 'bear blank 1', He's so adorable though don't you think? I stamped the 'blank' with a tiny 'birthday wishes' greeting, from a set of montage stamps from Stamps Away.
He is standing on top of the 'u' in the word Auntie, which I made up from rub-ons which are from K&Co. The striped paper is from my stash, as are the gold brads. I punched out a few leaves and used them with some tiny paper flowers to make the birthday bouquet.

Sketch #14

It's week 14 for Sketch Saturday, and some of the new DT have made gorgeous cards for you to see, go check them out HERE, and please keep checking back through the week, as more are uploaded.

here is my card...
I've used my Tilda in Paris stamp (I love this image, it's so cute!) coloured with watercolour pencils.
The papers are by K&Co's 'Isabella' collection...totally gorgeous papers.
The greeting is a 'stamps away' stamp.
Everything else from my stash, I think the pearlised flower gems were free with a magazine if I remember correctly.

Friday 29 August 2008

So Busy!

I haven't blogged here for what seems like ages, partly because we've been on holiday (north Wales), partly because theres things to sort out before Jake goes back to school next Tuesday and Emma and Laura have to sort out Uni and College places too, and partly because...

Sketch Saturday has a design team!!! wooohooooo!

Was such a difficult job to do, needed help deciding from my kids and friends. but I am so happy with the team, as i'm sure you will agree when you take a look at all their amazing work on their blogs, the links are there at the top right of this page ;)
Tomorrow is sketch #14, and of course I don't expect them to have card examples ready for when the post is published in the morning, but I will add any examples that they do make during the week. Please keep checking, they are an extremely talented bunch and are sure to inspire you in many ways.

Ok, off to craft! I desperately need to get ink and glue on my fingers, and hopefully create summat worthy to be alongside the fabulous DT! *gulp*

Tuesday 12 August 2008

seeing circles!

This week, my good friend Fi from Inchy By Inch has asked us to use circles on our inchies.
Here is mine, I created my circles with circle punches, swiss dots embossing folder (tiny circles!) on the dark brown circle, and 2 different sizes of eyelets that I set with my cropodile.
Sorry, piccy is a bit fuzzy.

PBchallenge - sketch

Some of you may know that I don't possess any penny black stamps, well truthfully, I now have one stamp that I bought a couple of weeks ago, but I do have some images that have been stamped already for me. I presume this kitty with present image is a PB one, well I hope so as i've used it for this weeks Penny Black Saturday Challenge! The present had tiny circles on it so I coloured them in to make them look like xmas puds! which I echoed with the 3 puds on the left.
the patterned paper is from Dovecraft, but I forget the name of the collection, was from one of their 6x6 72pce stack.

Sunday 10 August 2008

Sketch Saturday #11

Here is the sketch for this week...

Here is my card, I have used paper cellar papers from their 'wedding' pad, I also used gold vellum that I embossed with my new swiss dots folder (thanks to Ann for reminding me that I needed it, I love it Ann, a craft essential eh?)
The cute fairy image is one that was sent to me a couple of years ago by a friend (yes a couple of years!!, I had loads of them stamped for me and haven't used them all yet) I cannot recall if my friend told me what the name of the stamp she used is, but if any of you know where this fairy came from please leave a message, as i'd love to know.
I coloured her wings with a sakura clear glitter gel pen.
The image doesn't have all of the leaves shown, I drew and coloured a few extra (the ones down the left edge) so that the image didn't get 'lost' on the card.

Saturday 2 August 2008

Sketch Saturday #10

This is sketch #10, and it's just been posted on the blog. There is a prize up for grabs this week, why don't you take a look ;)

And here is my card using the sketch, the patterned cardstock is Chatterbox violet parlor roses, the scalloped border was made using lots of small circle punchouts, the sentiment and alphabet letters are from Stamps Away, and the gorgeous, cute bunnies are from Bootiful Stampz, this one is Bunny Pocket.

Good luck everyone! xx