Saturday 31 December 2011

Final DT card of 2011

Well, this is it, my final post of 2011, this year has flown by so quickly don't you think?
This is my final Sketch Saturday DT card of 2011, we're sponsored by...

who have another wonderful prize for our challenge winner,
Will the lucky winner be you?

Here's my card...

My daughter asked me to make an anniversary card for her to give to her boyfriend, ahhhh young love :)

Of course I immediately thought of using this stamp from SU's "summer by the sea" stamp set. Stamped with memento and coloured with promarkers.
Emma told me which colours to use.
The sky was sponged with SU bashful blue ink.
The papers are by My Mind's Eye. The spotty is from the "complete boy" paper pad. The other 2 sheets are from the "Stella Rose - Hattie" paper pad.
The grey piece has a scrap piece of grosgrain ribbon glued across it.
The sentiment is computer generated.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges...

Passion for Promarkers - celebrations
I Love Promarkers - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Challenges - anything goes
MMCS challenges - anything goes
Charisma Cardz - anything goes
Secret Crafter - anything goes

So that's it from me for 2011, i'll be back next year ;)
HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all, I hope 2012 is a brilliant year for you.
Thank you for visiting.
Love, Jo xx

Saturday 24 December 2011

Merry Christmas! xx

Merry Christmas to all of my lovely blogging friends.
Hope you've all been good this year so that the big man in red brings you all lots of lovely crafty goodies & more.
Have fun!
Love, Jo xx

Wednesday 21 December 2011

A penguin for Simon

This card is for my daugther's boyfriend who likes penguins. I didn't have a stamp suitable so decided to make a penguin out of card instead...

I used the top half of the largest oval on a coluzzle to get the shape of his head from black textured cardstock then cut down from the oval to get his body. I did the same with a piece of white for his tummy using a smaller oval half of the coluzzle.
The eyes were punched out using 3 different sized circle punches, the beak and flippers were hand cut.
The greeting is hand written.

I'm entering this card into the following:
MMCS - anything goes
Lexi's Creations - untraditional christmas
PTW - last christmas card of the year
Craft us Crazy - christmas
Charisma Cardz - last minute xmas makes
Prairie Fairy Fridays - Holly Jolly Christmas
Bling it on - christmas

Saturday 17 December 2011

new sketch, same stamp

ooooh! not long to go before the big man in red visits... just 8 more sleeps!

But right now is time for another Sketch Saturday challenge, and this time it will run for 2 weeks instead of just 1, so you have until 11:59pm 30th December to submit your entries. NO backlinking please, NEW entries only.

Our sponsor is Crafter's Companion

and if you are our winner you could win a fab £15 shopping spree :)

Here's my card...

I used the same medallion stamp as last week. It's such a beautiful image.
The green and brown DSP papers are by Stampin Up as is the plain green piece, but the red is from my scrap drawer.
The sentiment is from a studio G clear stamp set stamped with olive green stazon ink.

The talented Saturdays and our GD Hanne have made some stunning examples for your inspiration, please go take a look, hopefully you'll have time to join us this week :)

I'm entering this card into the following challenge at:
Cute Card Thursday - stripes!

Have a great weekend, and thanks for stopping byxx

Tuesday 13 December 2011

A quickie make

My Daughter needed a wreath for the door of her dolls house.

I used a 1.25" circle punch and used it on thick card, then used a 1.5" circle punch centered over the hole made by the first punch so that I could make the ring needed to attach the leaves which are punchouts of a martha stewart pine branch punch with dark green thick paper. They were glued around, overlapping a little as I went around the ring shape.
I tied a small bow with gold ribbon, glued that to the top of the wreath, then glued on a few red crystal gems to finish.
Only took about 10 minutes to make :)

Not sure if this will apply to my little wreath, but just incase, I'd like to enter it into the following challenges:

Charisma Cardz - NO cards
CES - a traditional christmas
MMCS challenge - traditional christmas challenge

Thanks for stopping by today xx

Monday 12 December 2011

An angelic card

Today's challenge is our final one for this year over at Stamps R Us challenges, it lasts for 3 weeks instead of 2, so the deadline for your entries to be submitted is New Years Day.

Our theme this time is 'Angels' and our sponsor for this challenge is A Day For Daisies where you can find lots of beautiful angel images.
Tammy very kindly gave the design team images to use, I chose 'Love Angel'

I started by punching the 2 sides of the front of a white card blank usinga xcut 'sparkler' border punch. I then added a pice of pale blue gingham backing paper.
The image was coloured with promarkers. I used the same punch on the sides of the card to replicate the card base, then added a little SU dazzling diamonds glitter to her wings and halo.
Finally, I added some white ribbon tied into bows above and below the image.

My fellow teamies have produced the most beautiful, angelic cards this week, please take a look, they are sure to inspire you to take part in our challenge.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Sweet Stampin - things with wings
Prairie Fairy Fridays - beat the winter blues
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes
Papertake Weekly - anything goes

Saturday 10 December 2011


Simon Says Stamp Sponsors Sketch Saturday!
Yes, our lovely friends from Simon Says Stamp are giving one of you lucky SS challengers a whopping prize of $25 to spend in their fab store :)

Here is my card...

The medallion stamp was bought off a craft page on facebook that allows crafters to sell any stash they no longer need or use. I don't know what it is called or who the manufacturer is, but I do know that it is beautiful, and my parents will think so too.
I stamped it with memento several times, coloured each layer with promarkers, then cut out the layers and glued them in order again so that it would have a slight 3D feel.
The papers are all from the same paper pad,
'Forever Christmas Cards' by HOTP.
The sentiment is handwritten.

The Saturdays and our talented guest designer, Hanne have made more gorgeous cards to inspire you to make your entry for this weeks sketch challenge. I hope you will join us.

Have a great weekend xx

Saturday 3 December 2011

Karita's DT week - SS184

Hello everyone, it's the first Saturday of December (where has the last year gone?) so it must be my week off at Sketch Saturday where I get to play with a sketch designed by one of the talented Saturday Girls.
This month, the lovely Karita will be our host.

Karita's sketch challenge is sponsored this week by Love to Stamp the home of the Little Darlings rubber stamp line. You can also find a large selection of paper, tools, sentiment stamps and embellishments.

Here is my card...

and a close up of the roses...

The Kanban roses stamp was stamped using Stazon and then coloured with SU inks. I stamped and coloured more of the same so that I could layer the design.
The pink and green patterned papers are called 'bird song' and are by First Edition. Some of the sheets in the pack are embossed as you can see with the spotty pink paper.
The white scalloped border was made using a Xcut border punch.

I'm really pleased with this card, I think it's really pretty and also think that the colours go beautifully with the kraft cardstock.

To see more beautiful cards made by the Saturdays, please go visit the challenge blog or their individual blogs, the links are in the sidebar >>>

We are joined this month by Hanne, who will be our guest designer throughout December. Her card is stunning and i'm looking forward to seeing more from her :)

Thank you for stopping by, hope you have a great weekend xx

I'd like to enter this card into the challenge at
Charisma Cardz - Spots

a few cards

Here are a few cards I have made as part of a large order I have been commissioned to make. I'd like to enter these cards into some challenges too, I have listed the challenges beneath each card...

card 1
using Whimsy Stamps 'love me anyway' and chatterbox 'chateau upholstery' cardstock teamed with kraft.

Bearly Mine challenges - all my favourite things (Chatterbox cardstock and eyelet border punch)
Simon Says Stamp challenge - anything goes

card 2

using the fabulous 'spit happens' by Mo Manning

Simon Says Stamp challenge - anything goes

card 3

using SU 'sweet always' DSP

Sketchy Colors - white and pink

card 4

using beautiful freebie paper and image by Ladybug Crafts

Stamptacular Sundays - Anything christmas
Craft Your Passion - Tis the season
Simon Says Stamp challenge - anything goes
The ABC challenge - E is for embossing (snowflakes)
Crafty Catz - colours of christmas

card 5

using Fizzy Moon ' with love' stamp

Stamptacular Sundays - Anything christmas
Squigglefly - winter wonderland
Kaboodle Doodles - bundle up for winter
Craft Your Passion - Tis the season
Simon Says Stamp challenge - anything goes
My Mums Craft Shop challenges - Keeping Warm
Prairie Fairy Fridays - beat the winter blues

Monday 28 November 2011

Emboss it

That's the theme this time over at Stamps R Us challenges.
Our fabulous sponsor for this challenge is
Sketching Stamper
Such fabulous designs, with an excellent eye for detail.
We were each given an image to use on our DT cards (Thank you Chris xx)
I have a friend at work whose birthday is this coming Saturday and he adores his little car,
so I chose 'Mini Love'...

I used my argyle embossing folder for this challenge.
The DP is by My Mind's Eye (Stella & Rose - Hattie)
and the grey cardstock is by SU.

Please take a moment to go see the amazing cards made by the other girls on the SRU design team, they're fab!

Thanks for stopping by today xx

Sunday 27 November 2011

Happy Birthday Jake!

I'm late posting my card this week, I've had camera problems lately, some days it works some days it doesn't, very frustrating!
 More importantly though, I have another reason for my absence.
My son is 13 today! (time flies by too soon)
so preparations have been under way for the last few days.
one chocolate brownie stack, coated with chocolate fudge icing, cadbury's fingers and topped with maltesers all ready to be devoured after dinner today.
If I can get a photo on here I will, it has taken me ages to upload my card though.

This week, our challenge at Sketch Saturday is being sponsored by our friends at

and this weeks prize is worth over £20, check out the blog for details ;)

Can't wait to find out if you'll be our winner?
Then take advantage of their free postage offer

For EU customers free postage applies to orders over £25
 for all other destinations it's free postage on orders over £40

Onto my card...

The image is pre-coloured and is from a collection named 'Mikey' from Charmed Cards & Crafts. Everything else is from my stash, Happy Birthday Wishes sentiment is from SU's Fun & Fast Notes stamp set. The punches used on the backing piece and also the large star punched out of a circle of card are also by SU. I have also used a mini star punch by clippunch.

Happy Birthday Jake, you may be a teenager now, but you'll always be our baby boy. xx

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges...

Cupcake - teenage boys
Sweet Stampin - punches & dies
CES challenges - special milestone birthdays

ok off to prep the veg for the beef roast...

Saturday 19 November 2011

Bunny Zoe's Crafts sponsors Sketch Saturday #182

Good Morning! well the weekend is here so that must mean it's time for a new Sketch challenge :)

This week our sponsor is the lovely Nikki from

gif maker

You could be the winner of a £10 shopping spree if you are challenge winner #182, that would be a lovely early christmas present wouldn't it?

This is my card for this week...

I have used another Fizzy Moon stamp & sentiment, this stamp set is called Let's Celebrate (unsurprisingly lol)
I coloured Fizzy with promarkers.
The pretty pink floral paper is by My Mind's Eye (Stella Rose/Gertie)
Everything else used are bits and pieces from my stash.

I'd like to enter this card at:
Little Miss Muffet Challenges - Simplicity
Stamptacular Sunday challenges - Punch it

Thanks for looking, have a great weekend.
I have work over the weekend, but have to find time to make more cards from a mahooosive order, they need to be made by next Saturday!

Monday 14 November 2011

SRU - Bling it on

This time, Stamps R Us challenges are sponsored by Crafty Sentiments.
Our theme is 'Bling it On', we want to see some glitter and sparkle please.

The DT were kindly given images to use on our cards (Thank you!)
I chose pretty Vicky...

I used a kraft cardstock base and punched 2 of the corners. 
The papers are from My Mind's Eye 'Gertie', I punched these to echo the card base and also used my SU eyelet border punch to create a pretty bottom edge too.
Vicky is coloured with promarkers, then cut and layered slightly with glue, not foam pads. I coloured over her dress with a clear star glitter gel pen, which I also used over the holes punched in the top right corners.
The sentiment is also by SU, from the Trendy Trees stamp set.
Added a few gems to finish.

Here's a close up showing her glittery dress...

I'd like to enter this card at:
Crafty Catz - use a digital image
Truly Scrumptious - BINGO (I chose Gems, Flowers, Punch/Diecuts)
Stamptacular Sunday - Punch it

If you'd like to see more wonderful cards, then please visit my fellow SRU teamies, they'd love you to stop by.

Thanks for visiting today, hope you all have a fab week! :)

Saturday 12 November 2011

Fizzy Christmas

Time for another Sketch Saturday challenge! and this week, we are sponsored by the fab, Simon Says Stamp!

To be in with a chance of winning a whopping $25 to spend in their awesome store, all you have to do is take part in this weeks sketch challenge, easy peasy!...

I recently bought myself a couple of Fizzy Moon festive stamp sets.
This one is called Little Messages, isn't he adorable?...

A simple card to make, I coloured Fizzy with SU markers, dotting the colour to get a look similar to fur.
The papers are all from the same paper stack by My Mind's Eye (Gertie).
The sentiments are also from the same stamp set along with some others, you choose your own message.
The gifts and bauble embellishments were hand cut from the same paper as well as co-ordinating kraft and metallic card too.
Looking at them now, maybe I should have added a little bow to the top of each gift box? might add those before sending the card.

I'd like to enter this card at:
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes + BROWN
Papertake Weekly - First Christmas

Thanks for stopping by today, please go visit my fellow Saturday Girls, their cards are sure to inspire you, they are amazing :)

Have a great weekend xx

Saturday 5 November 2011

The House of Fluff presents...

...this weeks Sketch Saturday challenge!

This week is DT week, and it's Faye's turn to provide the fab sketch for us to play with. Her sketch was perfect for this 21st birthday card I was commisioned to make.
Here's the card...

The image is from Stitchy Bear, except I have added an extra shoe, then layered it up for added dimension, I also added some glitter to the pearls for some sparkle.
The 2 patterned papers are both from the same pad by My Mind's Eye (quite contrary) I decided to compliment them by using baby pink cardstock for the extra matting and card base. The plain piece behind the image is a piece of shimmered vellum that I found in my scraps drawer, it has a slight pink hue when caught in the light too.
The pretty scalloped borders were punched using my eyelet border punch from stampin up.
To finish, I added clear gems to spell the number 21.

This week sees the return of a former DT member, Emma!
Not only is  Emma our Guest Designer for November, but she is also the owner of Sew Sweet, our sponsor for this week, and you could win a £10 gift voucher kindly donated by Emma, if you are our challenge winner.

Please stop by the challenge blog to see the other cards made by Emma & The Saturdays, I hope you'll join in with us this week.

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (optional bling)

If you are going to any bonfires or firework displays this evening, enjoy yourselves, but please stay safe xx

Monday 31 October 2011

You're a classic

It's time for a new challenge over at Stamps R Us challenges. This time our challenge has a masculine theme, and we are sponsored by Doodle Pantry, with whom you can win a generous prize if you are our challenge winner :)

We were kindly given images to use for our cards (thank you Doodle Pantry)
I chose this vintage car and sentiment from their Vintage Auto set, and then tried to keep a vintage look to the card...

I started by colouring the car with promarkers, then very carefully cut it out.
The base card is kraft, I didn't use any patterned papers but wanted to have some sort of design so I embossed dark brown leather effect cardstock with my swiss dots folder, and another piece of kraft with my argyle folder. The latter was then punched at the corners with a circle punch, then distressed with close to cocoa SU ink, I layered this onto a medium brown cardstock, then added a brown crystal gem to each corner. I stapled the sentiment in place, then doodled faux stitching around the cards edge.

Thank you for stopping by today, please go visit my fellow SRU teamies too who have made some beautiful examples to show you.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments - no designer paper
Charisma Cardz - Anything goes (my 2nd entry)
Sweet Stampin - Anything goes
Stamptacular Sundays - Borders and frames
Pollycraft - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - BINGO (distress-FREE-use a punch)
The Pink Elephant - Distressing

Saturday 29 October 2011

Cat Nap

Morning all, it's Saturday so that means another sketch challenge over at Sketch Saturday

and this week we are sponsored by our friends at

where there is a set of 6 Flexmarkers up for grabs! oh yes!
and all you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is to make a card or any other creation, using any products that you like, providing you use the sketch provided... Simples!

Here is my card...

When I design the sketches, I don't have any particular images in mind, and sometimes I go *EEK!* when I look again at a sketch and have to decide what products to use. This was one of those sketches.
So I looked through my stamps, and when I pulled out 'Cat Nap' by Artful Stamper, I knew it would suit the sketch layout.
I coloured this adorable image with promarkers, and added glitter gel pen to the bell on the end of the hat, and white flock to the 'fur' trim.
The papers are all from the same pad I used a couple of weeks ago, 'Forever Christmas Cards' by HOTP.
The sentiment is handwritten.

Please visit The Saturdays to see what they have made this week too, they have a fab mix of styles and themes to inspire you. Those girls are so talented, you'll find links to their blogs in the sidebar >>>
This week is the final week as Guest Designer for Donna, but we are delighted to say that she will be staying on with us full time as our newest Saturday Girl! Woohooo! welcome Donna, so happy that you are staying with us :)

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes
The Paper Shelter - Anything goes
Charisma Cardz - Anything goes

Thanks for stopping by today, have a great weekend xx

Saturday 22 October 2011

A Mo for Bro'

My son will be 13 next month, and my daughter asked me to make her card for her brother. I knew instantly which image I wanted to use, Video Boy from

who happen to be sponsoring Sketch Saturday this week, woohooo!

If you are one of our THREE winners this week, you will each have a $5 shop credit to spend in Mo's fabulous store.

Here's my card...

I coloured this brilliant image with promarkers, then carefully cut the boy out minus the snacks that are part of the original image.
The fab blue checked paper is by My Mind's Eye (complete boy), and the kraft papers are by Basic Grey (kraft paper pack)
I stamped my Son's name in the bottom corner, and printed the other sentiments on the pc.

If you'd like to see some stunning cards for inspiration for this weeks challenge, then please go to the challenge blog and see what has been made by our GD, Donna and The Saturdays, this week we are also joined by Dorcas who is showcasing a beautiful card using another of Mo's fab images.

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenge at:
Crafty Catz -  Happy Birthday

Thank you for stopping by, have a great weekend xx

Monday 17 October 2011

Nature's Gifts

This time, the challenge over at Stamps R Us is entitled 'Nature's Gifts'.
Now that could mean almost anything couldn't it? animals, flowers and trees, fruit and veg, the weather, a beautiful scene somewhere, even a precious baby. So you are bound to have the perfect image to play along with this one, if you don't, or want to have a new image anyway (and who doesn't?) then perhaps you might like to go take a look at the selection of lovely images available from our sponsor for this challenge, Heart Song Designs.
There's a great offer available right now, for every 3 digital images purchased you will receive your choice of another one free!
and who doesn't love to get a freebie eh?

The design team were given images to make their cards this week (thank you), I chose 'Flowers and Bumble Bee'...

I wanted to paper piece the flowers and leaves to match the  backing paper.
The paper is by Echo Park and is from a collection called 'Little Girl' I won this collection in a competition and loved the papers in it so much that I decided to buy the digital version of the same collection so that I could always print off the pretty designs from it. Hence why the flowers are a similar design, the only difference is that I resized the pattern smaller so that the design could be seen better on the flowers, there is a difference in colour too, but that might be the fault of my printer. Even so, I'm still happy with how this card turned out, and the flowers and cute little bee were crying out to be layered a little too...

my first time of sponging a sky background too.

You can feast your eyes on more Heart Song Designs loveliness by seeing what my fellow teamies have made for the challenge.

And I do hope that you will find time to join us too,
you may even be the challenge winner and receive a prize from our generous sponsor :)

Saturday 15 October 2011

From our home to yours

I love this image from Pollycraft 
and it's available to download now for only 49p!!!
what a bargain! a must for your christmas collection, especially if you have to post your cards.

My card uses this weeks sketch from Sketch Saturday

I have used these lovely papers from HOTP called 'Forever Christmas Cards'
the only exception is the plain dark green piece which is by SU (always artichoke) and the pale beige scrap pieces i've used for matting.
I coloured the image with my promarkers, the door is coloured with 'ruby' and shaded with 'cool grey 5', blended over top with the ruby pen again. Got it to match the spotty paper pretty good :)
I don't have a red door on my own home, but my daughters dolls house does! :)
The stripy paper has been punched on one side but has been paper pricked on the other 3 then a white gel pen was dragged through the holes to create a faux stitched look.

This week we are sponsored by Robyn's Fetish, who are awarding the winner of our challenge this week with a choice of either 5 digital stamps or 4 digital stamps and 1 paper pack :)
Actually everyone's a winner, because throughout October, they have a 35% discount offer to honour breast cancer awareness month.

Please stop by the blog to see the fabulous work by our Guest Designer for October, Donna, and of course by The Saturdays, lots of inspiration there!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly: Get in Shape
(square card, rectangular mats, circular gems)

Charisma Cardz - In stitches (real or faux)

Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend! xx

Flashback Friday challenge - first tag

You have until 28th october to post about and enter the challenge at Flashback Friday. This time they have asked to see our first gift tag.

taken from their blog...
♥♥Please do not link your original blog post that contains your flashback card/project... you shouldre-post your Flashback Friday card onto your blog...that's the fun of it...taking ownership of your flashback the present day...haha...that's why some people don't want to play...but it is all for fun...♥♥

I made and blogged about this tag way back in November 2009...

I used products by Stampin Up, I so loved this ski slope designer paper, I have only scrap pieces left now :(

I used this gift tag on a large gift-wrapped box that was filled with lots of smaller sized gifts, individually wrapped, that my husband and I gave to our daughter, for her first christmas after leaving home. She thought she had just one gift (said she thought we had bought her a hoover! lol) and she was gutted at the time to think that she wasn't getting the Beano Annual that we buy for her every year. It's the only present she knows that she is definately getting each year, and that year there wasn't a beano annual shaped gift! :o
The annual was inside the box, along with lots of other gifts. She was surprised and happy, and not at all upset that she didn't get a vacuum cleaner! :D
As I said, that was her first christmas away from home. There wasn't another, she moved back home a few months later, and I had to give up my craft room so that she could move all her stuff back in.
I would love to have my craft room again...
Anyone want a lodger? lol ;D

Saturday 8 October 2011

Sketch Saturday #176

Morning all :)
Time for another Sketch Saturday challenge!
and this week we are sponsored by our lovely friends at


where you could win a whopping $25 to spend in store if you are our lucky winner this week :)

Here's my card...

This card is part of a mahooosive order from my manager at work, in total she wants me to make 42 cards for her! Thankfully not all at once, although she needs some of them now, this is one of them.
I thought this cute little melonheadz robot would be fab for a 6yr old boy.
I have used 3 different papers, all available from different sets by Going Digi.
I added the name of the little boy with a silver marker to one of them.
The sentiment is from a SeeD's stamp set. and then all I did to finish was add a punched star, chipboard 'rivets' and the number six, which were made to look metallic using a silver marker.

Please stop by to see the cards made by our GD Donna, & The Saturdays.
and wait until you see the first DT cards made by our new girlies... Susie & Tracey!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Bearly-Mine challenges - use 3 backing papers
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes (option of using a punch)
Happy 4th birthday PTW! xx

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by today :)
Jo xx

Friday 7 October 2011

For a pearl anniversary

I was also commissioned to make a card for a 30th wedding anniversary, using this image...

It's called 'wine and cheese' and is by Inkadinkado.
I've coloured it with promarkers but added a bit of extra depth here and there with some pencils too.
The papers are by Stampin Up (Bella Bleu) I used another paper from the same collection to punch out the flowers using my boho blossoms punch, a nellie snellen stamen punch and a woodware leaf punch. Of course I had to add flat backed pearls to the centre of the flowers didn't I? They add a lovely shimmer too.
The sentiment and '30' were both printed off the pc, but I have gone over the text with a clear glitter gel pen to add a bit of sparkle.
The centre border strip was made using a x-cut punch.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Allsorts - 5 flowers
Polka Doodles - handmade flowers

Thanks for looking xx

bake a cake

I was asked to make a birthday card for a lady who bakes cakes.

I coloured the Hanglars with promarkers, then decided I wanted to frame the image in wood to match the cupboard, I didn't have anything suitable so I made the 'wooden' frame from kraft cardstock and promarkers.
The distressed paper is by My Mind's Eye
(Stella Rose - Hattie)
Then all I did was add a handwritten sentiment and punched flowers and leaves. Hope she likes it!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - time for cake
CES challenges - totally gorjuss/pretty girls
Prairie Fairy Fridays - sugar and spice (girly cards)

Thursday 6 October 2011

LOTV give-away

LOTV's ideas to inspire blog are running a give-away, this time they have asked us to show them our favourite cards made with LOTV products.
This is mine...

I made this card a year ago, and although I don't have it anymore, I still like to look at the photo, everything just seemed to 'work' on this card, it turned out exactly as I wanted it to in my head. Here's the link to the original post.

If you want to take part too, best be quick! the deadline is the 8th, you can enter by going to this post.

Monday 3 October 2011

an apple a day...

...keeps the doctor away (as the phrase goes)

well ok, perhaps the doctor won't be advising us to drink a bottle of cider a day lol, but I thought of the phrase while I was colouring and layering these images and decided to use it anyway, even if a little tongue in cheek :)

This is my first card as a fully-fledged DT member for Stamps R Us after my recent guest spot. woohoo!
This time our challenge has an Autumn/Fall theme, and we are sponsored by Robyn's Fetish, who not only have a generous prize package for our lucky winner, but kindly gave us images to use on our cards too.
I chose 'Apple Cider' and 'Basket of Apples'.

Once again, I coloured with my promarkers.The sentiment is handwritten onto a round tab (SU punch).
The papers are by First Edition, this collection is called 'summer breeze' yet I think these particular sheets suit autumn better than summer!

Please join me, as well as the rest of the talented Stamps R Us design team, by taking part in our challenge. You've got to be in it to win it! good luck! :)

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

One Stitch at a Time - use a digi
ABC challenges - A for Anything Goes

Saturday 1 October 2011

Think PINK

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, so I was more than happy to use 'Hope', an image given to me by Tickled Pink Stamps, who are this weeks sponsor for Sketch Saturday, where it is Paula who hosts the challenge and provides us with the sketch, giving me a week off and the chance to play with a sketch other than my own :)

here's my card...

I coloured Hope with my promarkers then VERY carefully cut her out before layering. I wrote 'think PINK' onto the notice she is holding.
The ribbon image was already on the notice, so I decided to use this ribbon to make a matching background paper especially for this card to compliment the image.
The pink, distressed paper is by Fancy Pants 'wishful thinking' I didn't want a paper that was too fussy or would clash with the ribbon paper, but I didn't want the paper to be completely plain either. So this one suited perfectly.
The pretty scalloped edge was made using a xcut border punch, and the sentiment is from SU's 'best yet' stamp set.

Hope will be available to buy from 4th October for a limited time for just $1AU (throughout october )

Please stop by SS to see the beautiful cards made by The Saturdays, and our talented GD for October Donna Mosley.
You'll also find this weeks sketch so that you can join in too :)
Our winner this week will receive either 1 rubber stamp, or 2 digi stamps from the Tickled Pink store :)

Have a wonderful, sunny, weekend! xx

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

I {heart} Promarkers - distressing
Prairie Fairy Fridays - pink & distressed

Friday 30 September 2011

a DAZ card

Occasionally I like to make clean and simple cards (CAS, or DAZ as I call them!) especially if I have a stamp that I think would look awesome.
This Kanban roses stamp is one of those stamps.

I decided to stamp directly to the card blank with Stazon, then stamped the roses again a few times on a scrap piece of cardstock so that I could layer the roses themselves.
I also thought that it would make a nice change to colour this image with SU inks and a water brush (another reason for using stazon)
Colours were a mix of garden green, old olive, close to cocoa, summer sun & barely banana.
The sentiment is from SU's 'best yet' stamp set.

Here's a closer pic of the layered roses...

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Sweet Stampin - anything goes
Allsorts - keep it simple
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Truly Scrumptious - Clean and Simple
Crafty Creations - CAS
Squigglefly - floral fantasy
Craft Your Passion - green, yellow, black & white