Sunday 29 March 2009

Sketch Saturday #44

Would you like to get your hands on 2 Whiff of Joy stamps? YES? then please take part in our challenge over at Sketch Saturday where you could win Warrior Charlie and Draco the Dragon that have been kindly donated by our regular sponsor The Craft Barn.
Perfect for St George & the dragon themed cards.

Here is my card using this weeks sketch...

I bought the teddy bear stamp from an auction at EBid, isn't he a cutie? The cardstock and paper is by Stampin Up and the ribbon and flowers were all given to me for my birthday from Tracie, and the cute little pearls were a gift from Jeanette, thank you both so much xx

Saturday 21 March 2009

Sketch Saturday #43 & a thank you to Sandra

This week's challenge at Sketch Saturday is sponsored by Dreams 2 Stamp!

Also, this week we have a new guest designer, Dawn, She will be with us for the next 2 weeks so please stop by her blog to see her beautiful work.

Sorry I'm late showing you my card, I've had a busy week.
Here it is now...

The image is another by my friend Sandra, this is Rosabella and Drake, a download which you can buy via her new blog Sandra Dry Digi Stamps. Aren't they a cute couple? awwwwwww.
I coloured them with my watercolour pencils.
I got very inky making this card because of lots of sponging.
I don't know the brand of the sentiment stamp as there isn't one printed on the block.

EDITED TO ADD that while i'm telling you all about Sandra and her fab new digi stamps, look what she has passed onto me!

Thank you hunni! very kind of you, i'm also going to pinch your idea ;P
I too would like to pass this onto all of the followers of my blog, thank you for commenting, I know I don't have the time to comment as often as I should but it doesn't mean that I don't appreciate that you all do, because I do, very much so (((hugs)))

Saturday 14 March 2009

Sketch Saturday #42

This weeks sketch over at Sketch Saturday is sponsored by The Cutting Cafe, and this week you could win THREE downloads of your choice!! what a fab prize eh?!

Here is my card this week

I have used stampin up cardstock and DP, I have distressed the edges of both the blue and white card with the edge of my scissors just to take the sharpness of the edges away.
The image is my new download that I bought from my friend Sandra, This cute fairy is named 'Rosabella', isn't she lovely? I have coloured her in with watercolour pencils and tried to keep the image quite soft and delicate, although those fairy wings were crying out for a bit of glitter!!

Thanks for stopping by, hope you all have a wonderful weekend xx

Friday 13 March 2009

Sandra Dry Digi Stamps!

Woohooooo!.... My good friend, Sandra, has been busy setting up her own digi download site, Sandra Dry Digi Stamps... and it's open for business now!

You can buy beautiful designs from her Rosabella Fairy collection, such as this one "Rosabella & Drake"........ isn't it lovely?

Wishing you all the best for your new business Sandra, you deserve it ;)

Jo xx

Thursday 12 March 2009

Happy Birthday CCT!

Cute Card Thursday is one year old today!
And I had the honour of giving this fantastic blog a makeover! woohooo!
Thank you Lynn, Deb and the rest of CCT design team for choosing me for the makeover and also for trusting me with your blog.
Happy Birthday CCT! xx

Saturday 7 March 2009

Ria's DT week (and some thanks)

It's time for another challenge over at Sketch Saturday, and this weeks sketch is FANTASTIC!
Ria, I don't know why you said you weren't a sketch artist, I think your sketch is sooooo beautiful!
Ria's DT week is being sponsored by Funky Fairys Papercrafts & Shaz is offering one of her fabulous downloadable papers as a prize for one of you lucky challengers. Thank you Shaz! xx

It's also time for a new guest designer!! Shary has very kindly agreed to join us for the next 2 weeks.

Here is my card this week...

I have used goodies that my fellow DT members have given me for my birthday last week.

The image, given to me by Jeanette is Willow with Hot Chocolate from Whiff of Joy, coloured with stampin spots and a blender pen. Jeanette also gave mesome metal charms and a pack of pretty pearls, some of which are also added to this card. All sent in an adorable handmade giftbag :)
I used my stylised flowers cuttlebug folder on the pale geeen cardstock.
The flowers were all given to me by Tracie, who I think gave me her entire flower collection as the bag she sent was crammed with them, she also sent me loads of ribbons too!
The sentiment is hand written.

Thank you also to Mandy, Sandra & Mariska for the stunning cards, Mariska also sent me some fantastic images and another WoJ stamp for my collection, Herb with bird, how lucky am I eh?!

I had a lovely birthday, my lounge is decorated with beautiful handmade cards, many of which came from my lovely friends over at Auntys, thank you all so much xx

It's my Dad's birthday tomorrow, I was infact due to be born on his birthday but decided to arrive exactly a week early :)