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