Saturday 28 November 2009

Sweet Stampin...#2...colour combo!

It's week 2 over at Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog, and this week we have a colour combo challenge for you :)

Please click on the colour chart if you need to see it bigger.
Beautiful Christmas colours, don't you think?

so I decided to make a Christmas gift tag...

I started with a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock which I punched and embossed each corner with my Fiskars corner punch.
All papers are from my favourite 'Ski Slope' DSP collection, the old olive piece being punched at one end with my eyelet border punch, the flowers were punched with my boho blossoms punch, adding martha stewart 'pine branch' punchouts for the leaves.
The sentiment is from SU's 'winter post' stamp set, which I coloured in a little with SU inks and a blender pen.
Finally I got out my crop-o-dile, added 2 eyelets and threaded through a piece of bright red ribbon, tied into a bow.
I really like how this gift tag turned out! :)

PLEASE spread the word about this new challenge blog, there's some great challenges in the pipeline, as well as a fabulous prize to be won each month!

Sketch Saturday #79...

Time for another Sketch Saturday challenge!
and this week we are sponsored by The Craft Barn
Sandy is offering a lovely Motivet stamp as this weeks prize for the challenge winner :)

Here is my card using this weeks sketch...

I've used Stampin Up papers again (I love SU papers) these are from their 'Haiku' collection, the cardstock base is More Mustard, and the scalloped pieces were punched with my scallop edge border punch out of Very Vanilla cardstock.
This image and sentiment were bought last year, I got this stamp off ebay, it's such a great image don't you think?
Sequins from my stash.

TFL, have a great weekend xx

Friday 27 November 2009

My little boy is growing up

Today is my Son Jake's 11th birthday. Jake is a very loving & caring boy who likes to be friends with everyone and doesn't have a mean bone in his body. His Dad & I are very proud of the little man he is growing into.
My beautiful little boy is growing up fast, he's in his last year at primary school, yet I can remember his first day at nursery like it was yesterday. How time flies!
Jakes favourite programme is Dr Who, so I hope he likes his card, I couldn't add every detail but sort of got the look right... I think. Sorry about the glare off the gold paper on the photo, I took dozens of pics and this was the best one!

Happy Birthday Jakey!

Saturday 21 November 2009

Sweet Stampin....... a 'Celebration'

Woohooo! it's officially challenge #1 for the brand new Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog! :)
We would like you to make a card or project with the theme being for a celebration.

There will be a prize at the end of the month for one lucky challenger, this months prize is a Stampin Up! Sunny Day kit.

Sweet Stampin challenge blog is primarily a Stampin Up challenge blog, and although other brands are allowed on your projects, if you use a Stampin Up product you get an extra chance of winning the prize because you can put your name down twice!
So remember, you will need to leave us 2 comments, the first comment with a direct link to your entry and then a second comment telling us which Stampin Up! product(s) you have used.

Here is my card, 'celebrating' the birth of a baby...

Stampin Up products used:
Bashful blue cardstock base
Bashful blue 'patterns' DSP cut into 1" squares
Whisper white cardstock punched with the new eyelet border punch to create the 'lacy edge'
sentiment from 'so many scallops' stamp set, stamped with Bashful blue ink onto whisper white cardstock, and punched out with the scallop circle punch.

Non-Stampin Up products used:
white gel pen, and a 'clear star' glitter gel pen to add finishing touches.

I do hope you can find time to take part in our challenge, and also please go visit the new design teams work, all their examples are so beautiful, and they'd love for you to stop by and say hi :)
You can find links to all their blogs in my sidebar >>>>>

Happy Crafting! xx

Cat Nap crimbo

Hello everyone, it's saturday! & we're onto week 78 over at Sketch Saturday :)

I couldn't take part last week because I had cut my finger quite badly at work which was extremely sore and had a whopping big bandage that kept getting in the way when I tried to sit and craft :(
It's much better now though, the bandage is off, and although it's still a little sore, it's almost fully healed.

OK, back to the challenge :) and this weeks we are sponsored by Quixotic Paperie, and the lovely Elaine.
Fancy a bargain?.... There's a special 10% off all Prima, My minds eye, Cosmo cricket and Basic grey products until Midnight (GMT) on Monday 23rd November ;)

Elaine is offering a beautiful Elisabeth Bell stamp as a prize for this weeks challenge winner :)

Here is my card...

I love this kitty so much that I just had to use him again!
The stamp is an Artful Stamper image and is called 'Cat Nap' I stamped it onto glossy paper and used promarkers to colour it in (not a good idea on glossy paper!)
Unfortunately my camera has picked up all the pen strokes! I still love this image though.
The patterned paper is 'ski slope' by Stampin Up!
The sentiment is from the stamp I used to make this card.
The flowers were made by using my 'boho blossoms' & 'scallop circle' punches, adding MS 'branch' punchouts for the leaves and sequins to the centres.

Thank you for looking, now please go take a look at the breathtaking examples by the rest of the design team, you owe it to yourself ;)

have a great weekend! xx

Thursday 19 November 2009

Sweet Stampin DT announced!

It's official! Emma & I have new friends to work with!

So without further ado, I'd like to introduce you to the new Sweet Stampin Design Team!

I'm looking forward to getting to know each of them more as we get to create beautiful examples to show you all.
Congratulations girls! xx

Friday 13 November 2009

Over the Top!

With thanks to my new friend & fellow DT member Terry for passing this onto me,
I enjoyed reading her answers too.... boobtoob!! LOL! :D

The only thing I have to do is to answer some questions and pass on this award to 5 lovely people......

1: Where is your cell phone? here, next to me & the pc
2: Your hair? is on my head, (oh you mean colour?... it's dark brown with added (unwanted) grey ones!!)
3: Your mother? is named Mom and lives with Dad
4: Your father? is named Dad and lives with Mom ;)
5: Your favorite food? Hmmmm, difficult one, I like many different foods, but I do love anything with veg or pasta in it
6: Your dream last night? about my daughter, Emma
7: Your favorite drink? Diet Pepsi
8: Your dream/goal? to have a dream that will come true one day
9: What room are you in? dining room
10: Your hobby? cardmaking
11: Your fear? fast or buzzing insects
12: Where do you want to be 6 years? in a truly happy place
13: Where were you last night? right here
14: Something that you aren't? making my SS card because of a cut finger
15: Muffins? yes please! i'll bring the coffee :)
16: Wishlist item? more money to buy more craft stash!! ;)
17: Where did you grow up? Dudley, West Midlands, UK
18: Last thing you did? this questionaire ;)
19: What are you wearing? clothes! (they lock people up for asking things like that you know)
20: Your tv? is switched off at the moment
21: Your pets? a chocolate tortoiseshell cat named Tickle
22: Best friend? my husband
23: Your life? is ok, could be better
24: Your mood? good
25: Missing someone? yes
26: Vehicle? I don't drive
27: Something you are not wearing? I've told you about asking questions like that before haven't I? LOL!
28: Your favorite store? a craft store (I bet every crafter says the same lol)
29: Your favorite color? green
30: When was the last time you laughed? when I read about Terry's Boobtoob!! LOL!
31: Last time you cried? yesterday
32: Your best friend? still my husband, I promise I didn't lie first time I answered.
33: One place that I go to over and over ? my parents house
34: Facebook? No
35: Favorite place to eat? Home

Phew! a lot of questions!
Ok, I'd like to pass this onto some lovely friends from Auntys...


Saturday 7 November 2009

Sketch Saturday - it's Debbie's DT week!

So.... it's the first Saturday in November today, where has the year gone?
The first Saturday of the month also means Sketch Saturday DT week!
and this month is the turn of the lovely Debbie, who has made this beautiful sketch for us all...

This weeks sponsor is Create 4 fun, who are very generously donating 2 fabulous Inky Impressions stamps for this weeks lucky challenge winner :)

Here is my card for this week...

It's a small card ( approx 7cm squared)
This image is so cute! I love it!
I bought the stamp from an auction at eBid.
I'll be using this stamp (and another small stamp that I bought at the same time) on most of my cards this year, I only have a handful of xmas cards made so far so I needed to find something that I could do quickly, assembly line style, and these stamps fit the bill, and will help me boost my currently sad excuse for a xmas card pile.
The designer papers are from Stampin Up's 'Ski Slope' collection.

Happy crafting everyone, enjoy your weekend :)