Sunday, 28 September 2008

Dutch Dare -challenge 16 a card for a man/boy

Great WOJ stamp and spectacular goodies are this weeks prize over at Dutch Dare this week
Here's my card for a friends 18th Birthday

To join the challenge click here

Twinking H2o's
Sakura pens
Black peel offs
Stamp Funstamps
Card, textured backing card, mirri cardand brads from stash


Saturday, 27 September 2008

Friday Sketchers - Sketch 21

The talented Mumer from France has designed this weeks sketch, to join the challenge click here
Here is my card

Detail to show flower depth


Part of my image prize from ABC weekly challenge Thank you again Vicky aka Angeldrummer (Sarah Kay stamped image)
Florish stamps Autumn Leaves
P/Papers Brenda Pinnick
Cardstock and plain cards papers from stash
Flower punches
Border punch

Friday, 26 September 2008

This Thursday - Challenge 15 A Round Tuit

This challenge title made me smile, and is so apt for me :)).
Great DT work and Fatima as this weeks guest also Great prize of 7 gypsies goodies from the Craft Emporium.
I've been meaning to make a book cover/holder for post it notes for a while and so needed no more encouragement! I also need to make a note so it gets a chance of getting done :))

My first attempt ended in the bin but I quite like this one!
If I make another I may trim 1cm off one of the long edges, I also discovered you can easily trim a standard card in half and make 2 covers!!

This was made on a sheet of A5 Card, run through the Big Shot using A Texture plate from the series 3 set. I then brayerd inks over the top, then cut and score the card to fit the post it notes.


Macro shot A Round Tuit embellishment



To join the challenge click here

Big Shot and Texture series 3 plates
Color box inks and brayer
PC - embellishment then cut using nestabilities and Big Shot
Border punch
Post it notes
Adhesive ribbon - inked


Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Blog candy

Susie little has mysterious blog candy here

Lim has some great candy on her beautiful blog click here to check it out

Jenny has some great candy check it out here and her great blog!

Marlene has some candy to celebrate her birthday -HAPPY Birthday to join click here


Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Rinbow Lady's Challenge - 31 Sketch

The lovely Beryl has a wonderful sketch over at Rainbow Ladies Challenge here.
Here is my interpretation

Papers PMI and Funky Fairy download
Stamp - unknown
Peeloff border
Snowflake punch
Cardstock and embellishments from stash

This is a lovely interesting design - Thank you Beryl - Beryls blog is here


Monday, 22 September 2008


Over at Tilda Sunday Challenge, the challenge is to create a card below £1

My costs are 20p - card and envelope, 2p for stamping card = 22p total

Heres my card

Close up of front

The inside

This shot shows card layering detail.

My inspirattion came from watching a demo of Art Impression Stamps at The Crafty Cow Farnham, Surrey.

Rubber stamps - Magnolia, Hero art sun and Art Impressions Fence (front and backs range)
Water pencils
Flower punch
I Kan Dee Shimmer Chalks


Sunday, 21 September 2008

Blog Candy-Hazel

Hazel has some delicious blog candy on her site Here

check out her great blog and candy

Friday, 19 September 2008

This Thursday and TGIF - Masks (TT), Minature (TGIF)

This thursaday the theme is Masqerade or masks or using masking technique in whatever you create.
There is fabby DT work for inspiration and a great prize from Tanda Stamps. A link for the challenge is here.

I decided on a mask - it is a one to make from an image, which I scaled down and then outlined and coloured using Sakura pens and stickles. I then masked the image and coloured the background of my Twinchie with Color Box Inks.
Mounted and cut 2 peel off butterflies and used peel off letters to spell mask - had I given it more thought I would have mounted the letters then inked and then removed the peel offs!
close up of butterfly

On TGFI the theme this week is minature to join this weeks challenge details are here
PC download
Sakura pens
Color Box ink pads
Butterfly and letter Peel offs
Ranger Glossy Accents
Fiskars Small star punch
Card and gold paper from stash

Thursday, 18 September 2008

In My Pocket - Bottle Cap

Every Wednesday Hels aka Ink on My fingers has an in my pocket challenge - complete with template. Check out the challenge and her fab blog Here
The message is for Hels and any fellow Blogger visitors who are poorly/ under the weather.
The shaping of the bottle cap was my first attempt and I managed using pliers to try and retain some of the crimped effect - if I'd had a bought one it would have been easier :)!


Pocket template from Hels challenge
Stamps -Rubber Stampede Moonlight Fairy, Solidago Sprig, Thinking Of You (Sarah Lugg)and Autumn Leaves Flourishes 2 Rhonna Farrer, Hero Arts Friendly Greetings -Wishing you Well.
Ranger Inky Roller
Color Box inks - Smoke Blue, Dusty Plumb, Merlot.
Flower punches
Bottle Top - flattened by hand with pliers!
Crop - a- dile 4x Eyelets
Ribbon from stash


Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Whiff Of Joy candy

If you can tear yourself away from Bev's fantastic cards she has some delicious candy

Direct link is here

A Spoon Full Of Sugar - Challenge 17 Christmas Is Coming

This weeks challenge is to make a Christmas card

I've only just got my nestabilities (sooo slow in getting new toys :).

So I made 2 as I had bits from one card to easily make the 2 and although I like the layout I'm not joyous about either luckily the children can use them :)

PMI Xmas papers
Teddy stamp - unknown (QVC ages ago).
Sakura pens
Watercolour pencils
Greeting, bow with bells and base card from stash

To join click Here


Monday, 15 September 2008

Funky Fairy Challenge 33 Sketch

Check out this challenge link on my sidebar - a choice of new release stamp is the challenge prize BUT Shaz has kindly got some fab new Xmas download papers on the inspiration site here

I managed to make a very quick card this morning, loving these papers..

Funky Fairy papers
Snowman rubber stamp - manufacturer unknown
Anitas Peel off - greeting
Sakura pens
Mirri card


Saturday, 13 September 2008

Friday Sketchers - Sketch 19

This weeks skech is designed by the talented Heidi
To join this challenge here's the link

Here is my interpretation

I decided to make ribbon bows to add interest and texture to the buttons - which are plain!! Here's a close up of my button ribbon bow flowers.

I enjoyed this challenge
Thanks for looking


Sarah Kay rubber stamp
Derwent water colour pencils
Card stock,buttons and ribbon from stash


Friday, 12 September 2008

Inch By Inch - Autumn Days


Well no sooner do the children return to school than a a nasty cold strikes them down and they managed to infect DH and eldest son too... so not much free time as planed this week! Luckily they appear brighter but all are still poorly...

So my great plans have been limited I've managed to do Fiona's inchie challenge had hoped to use them in Rainbow Lady's challenge but fell short of time!

To join the inchie challenge follow this link