Tuesday 30 September 2008

Arty Girlz 'red' challenge

It's been aaaaaaaaaaaages since i've entered an Arty Girlz challenge, sorry Julie & Crissi, not intentional of course, just been so busy lately and haven't had much time to craft at all, however my daughter asked me to make her friend a birthday card for her, " She likes nightmare before christmas and the colours black, white and red" was what Laura told me so I made this card and matching notepad/keyring (which has a jack skellington charm attached too). Laura said she loved them! which always pleases me cos as some of you may know, it aint easy pleasing teenagers is it!! lol.

the red background paper used is from my Cricut tags and bags paper pad, the L and U were embossed with the argyle cuttlebug folder, Jack's head was hand drawn and used to replace the letter O in Lou
Hope you like it!

Saturday 27 September 2008

Sketch Saturday #18

It's week 18 over at Sketch Saturday, can you believe it? how time flies!
This weeks challenge is sponsored by Alota Stamps, and one lucky challenger is going to win FOUR fabulous stamps!!

This is my card using sketch #18...

Don't you just love this gorgeous image? It's by Artful Stamper, I believe it's called 'cat nap', I love it! I coloured it with watercolour pencils, but I'd love to see what this image would look like coloured with copics or promarkers.
The paper is by Dovecraft, the gifts were stamps which were free in a magazine and the ribbon is from my stash. I hand drew the holly & berries.

Wednesday 24 September 2008

Tracie has given me TWO awards!

and 2 fabulous awards they are too! Thank you so much Tracie, you're so kind and i'm honoured that you thought of me even though I feel that I don't truly deserve them, I have been really busy lately and I haven't had much time to post, to blog-hop and leave comments and not even had much time to craft! - so thank you for thinking of me xx

Saturday 20 September 2008

Merry Kissmas..

This weeks challenge for Sketch Saturday is sponsored by Bootiful Stampz, where you could win a fabulous peeking bunny stamp!
I have this fab stamp, so chose to make my card for sketch #17 using it :)
I stamped bunny twice and layered one on top of the other. I drew the Merry Kissmas banner and the mistletoe, cut them out and added them to the design, finishing with a white bow to hide the end of the mistletoe. The mistletoe berries, bunnys nose and bunnys ears have had a little glitter added.
The patterned paper is by Dovecraft, from the 'blue christmas' pad.
The plain blue is embossed with my swiss dots folder, I have ordered the snowflake folder for future crimbo cards ;) - and the white scalloped edge is a simple row of white circle punchouts.

Please take a look at the other fab designs by Bootiful Stampz, the 20% back to school special offer off the whole range of bunny stamps lasts until the end of the month, so get them while you can!
Also, please don't forget to check out the other design team members stunning work over on Sketch Saturday
Those of you taking part in the challenge, thank you and GOOD LUCK! xx

Thursday 18 September 2008

Amazing Blog candy!!

WOW! I'm in love with the wonderful blog candy that the extremely talented Bev has on offer.

The equally talented Katharina (of Whiff of Joy fame) has given her DT members some stamps to give away as candy.
Bev is offering the lovely snugglicious < (it's a word! i'm sure of it!!) Whiff of Joy Willow with Hot Chocolate, and has also added ribbon, crochet flowers, flowers from Poppicrafts and Michaels wedding confetti to the candy prize. WOW!!!
All you have to do is leave a comment on the post on Bev's blog and post a link to this blog candy on your blog.
GOOD LUCK everyone! xx

Sunday 14 September 2008

Autumn inchy...

I've just got this inchy completed in time as there will be a new challenge set tomorrow over at inchy by inch. The theme was 'Autumn Days'. I love autumn, it's my favourite season, we're surounded by all those wonderful warm golden bronze colours and the crisp fresh air.

I used a small oak leaf punch on a mixture of card and paper, then coloured parts of those punchouts with pencils to create my autumnal collection of leaves.

Saturday 13 September 2008

sketch #16

This is my card following this weeks sketch for Sketch Saturday.

A very simple card, I have used patterned paper by chatterbox (violet parlor paisley). The image was given to me by my friend Emma, I have coloured the little girl with watercolour pencils.

Monday 8 September 2008

New look

Those of you are very kind to have my logo on your blogs may have noticed that the logo has changed. That's because I have been tinkering in PSP. I fancied a change of design, altho decided to keep the grey/blue colour tone.
I made the logo to match, but named it the same as the old one so that it would change for everyone, meaning nobody would have to change the code on their blog.

Sunday 7 September 2008

Thank you Mariska, and congratulations!!

My new friend and fellow DT member Mariska has awarded me and the rest of the DT this wonderful award. Thank you so much hunni, I'm thrilled to bits! and honoured that you think i'm worthy of this award (((hugs)))

Rules for the JAVABLU AWARD:
1. The winner can put the logo on their blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 5 other blogs.
4.Before listing the nominees give a brief reason why you chose them
5. Put links of those blogs on yours.
6. Leave a message on the blogs you have nominated.

This is gonna sound like a cop-out, but I too would have chosen my fellow DT members, after all that is why they were chosen in the first place, they are all so talented, full of creativity, friendly, and I'd like to thank them all for giving me and countless others so much inspiration.
so girls, please also accept this award from me too xx

now for the Congratulations!

Mariska is celebrating 1000 blog hits in just a month! wooohooo! wtg!!
thats quite an achievment, but not hard to see why people stop by her blog, her work is awesome!
To say thank you to the many visitors to her blog she is giving away 2 wonderful stamps,
I'm not going to say too much more on here, as I want you all to go see her blog for yourselves to find out what you have to do to win ;)
Good luck everyone! xx

Saturday 6 September 2008

sketch #15

This is my card using this weeks sketch, I used my crafters companion 'girls' cd for the unicorn backing paper and main image, which is decoupaged using silicone gel instead of foam pads for a more subtle layered look. I used my swiss dots folder on the card beneath the main unicorm, everything else is from my stash and my trusty clear glitter gel pen!

Here is the sketch..

This weeks sketch is being sponsored by Sassy Crafts, where you could win a fabulous stamp!!

Go checkout the challenge HERE ;) Good luck everybody!

My first Gruffies card

Challenge #3 over at House Mouse & friends this week is a sketch!! :)
This is my first entry for this fantastic challenge blog as I don't own any House Mouse stamps yet, this image was stamped and sent to me by my friend Emma, thanks hunni!, everything except the image of course is from my stash, the image is coloured with watercolour pencils and the sentiment is from Stamps Away.

Wednesday 3 September 2008

Bootiful Stampz September offer!!!

Look at this for a fantastic deal ;)
'Back to School' special offer.
20% off all Bunny Stampz for the whole of September!
WOW! how about that for an offer eh?!!
I can personally recommend these stamps - excellent quality and clean, crisp images every time.

see HERE for details :)

Monday 1 September 2008

Siggi Shop's open for business!

Hi everyone, just a quickie to let you all know that Siggi Shop is back open for business.
Thank you for all your kind emails while I've had a break away from design work.

Jo xx

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