Saturday, 29 August 2009

Cute Card Thursday, no. 74 - Lazy Dayz

Well talk about being chuffed twice in one week - well I am - I won on Cute Card Thursday. Defintely encourages me to keep on with this, now I have got started.

Sunday, 23 August 2009

3 in 1

Hi everybody
Hope you have had a lovely weekend. I went to a Copic workshop yesterday run by Stamps & Memories of Kintbury, met a lovely bunch of like-minded crafters. We had some fun and learnt a lot from Karen and Wendy. Thank you ladies. Now I have to decide whether I am going to invest in Copics. My guess is that I will eventually.

So on to the challenges I am entering this card into.
Dutch Dare Challenge - Christmas in August
Winter Wonderland - the theme is By Candle light
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - and the theme is ......... Christmas in August!

The image is Willow with Lantern, and is coloured with Prisma pencils. I have used various backing papers from my stash, including two from the Figgy Pudding range from last year. The snowflakes are cut out with a Martha Stewart punch, and covered in Diamond Dust. However the twinkle does not show up in the photo. The flourishes are punched with a Paper Shaper punch.

Stamps - Whiff of Joy, Stampin' Up
Papers - Basic Grey and from stash
Punches from the Hobby House

Thanks for stopping by.

All sorts Challenge, English Country Garden theme

Wow - I am really chuffed - I made the top 5 in the All Sorts Challenge. Thanks so much Brenda for stopping by.

Friday, 21 August 2009

2 in 1

Hi everybody

This card is being entered into two challenges
- All Sorts Challenge, week 14 which has has a theme of 'In a English Country Garden' and this is my take on it, with the birds also flying around the garden.
- Cute Card Thursday, no. 74 - Lazy Dayz, which can be a summery stamp or have a summer colour theme.

Sarah Kay are some of favourite 'cute' stamps, and so pretty. I have coloured with Prisma pencils - I think I might be getting the hang of them at last - having had them in the cupboard since last year and hardly used them (no excuse at all!). The Magenta papers are a new purchase from Crafts U Love.


Stamps - Sarah Kay and Penny Black
Colour - Prisma pencils
Papers - Magenta Printemps Passion
Flowers - Prima
Brads, Spacers, and Punches for leaves - The Hobby House

Thanks for stopping by.

A Spoon Full of Sugar - travel

The latest challenge on A Spoon Full of Sugar is Travel, and this is the card I have made to represent this.

It is mostly stamped with chalk inks and distress inks used on the background. The stamps are a mixture of Tim Holtz, and B Line - which rank among my favourites.

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, 20 August 2009

CupCakes all the way ..

It is the 1st birthday of the Cupcake craft challenge, with cupcakes optional! However I have decided it is cupcakes all the way - after all celebrating a birthday with cupcakes can be rather yummy.

The stamps and background papers are all Stampin' Up, the flowers Prima, and the brads from one of my favourite shopping places.
Colours are done with Inktense pencils, with Shimmerz and Sakura pens to give a bit of bling.

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

3 in 1

I am entering this card for three challlenges.
- The Penny Black Saturday Challenge, no. 62, which has a colour theme of Blue, Tan and Cream,
- The ABC Challenge, and this week the challenge is starting at A again, and the theme is anything goes with the option of animals
- Pile It on - the theme is masculine.
So, I think I have all bases covered.

The is a late 90's stamp called Fly Away. I love the cute dog - he is obviously not sure he wants to fly! I have coloured with Prisma pencils - the first time I have used them. The papers are Granola, which have been languishing in the drawer for some time.

Stamp - Penny Black
Paper - Basic Grey and Bazzill
Embellishments from stash
Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, 16 August 2009

Think Monday - Think ATC

This weekend sees the 40th anniversary of The Woodstock Festival, and for those of us old enough to remember, it was billed as three days of peace and music - which was said to change the face of music. So the theme at TMTA is flowers, and this is my take on it.

I have resist stamped a grungy butterfly on a piece of glossy card, brayed over this with ink, and then stamped Flowers in Her Hair on top, and embelished with flowers and brads.

Stamps - B Line Designs, Tim Holtz
Ink - Kaleidoscope, Stazon
Embelishments from stash

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3 Challenges in I - Stampin for the weekend, The Corrosive Challenge and Inspirational Card Sketches

Hi Everybody
3 in 1 this time around - really had to think about that before I rushed in like a bull in a china shop.

This card is based on the brilliant sketch by Tricia for ICS, and there are some lovely DT examples on the blog as well.

The Corrosive Challenge required an Anniversary Card, and I think this fits the bill - sometimes I don't like things too over the top.

Stampin' for the weekend requires something with a vintage look and I think this also fits that - the papers certainly do, as does the washed out water colouring.

I have used some of favourite papers (can they all really be favourites - I guess so otherwise I would not buy them, and the image and text is from a set of stamps called Summer by the sea, again coloured with water pencils.

Stamp - Stampin' Up
Paper - K & Co, Madeline
Flowers - Prima
Embellishements - The Hobby House
Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, 14 August 2009

Stampin' for the weekend

This is for the Stampin for the Weekend, #10, and a great sketch by Vicki, in some of my favourite colours, chocolate and pink. The stamp is Picnic of Daisies, and I have coloured with Inktense pencils. Paper is from the Porcelain pack by Basic Grey, and it is disappearing fast.

Stamp - Sarah Kay
Paper - Basic Grey
Flowers - Prima
Brads - Basic Grey

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Sketch Saturday

Hi everybody

Now for something completely different. This is my entry for Sketch Saturday. The base card is covered in a grungy paper on which I have stamped and embossed a spider web. The backing to the image is irridescent silver card which I have embossed on the Cuttlebug, and then smothered in Alchohol Ink. I have done a stamp resist wth some grungy butterflies, covered in a variety of inks, and then stamped and embossed the image in silver. The inside has a repeat of the spider web, and ramdom patches of silver and a Cuttlebug skull & crossbones.

Stamps - Stampotique, Tim Holtz
Paper - DCWV - Rockstar
Everything else from stash
Thanks for stopping by.

a 2 in 1 challenge - Stamp Something and Winter Wonderland

Wow - starting on Christmas already, and probably late compared to most people. So I have decided to enter this for two challenges, as I think it fits both. And, as I loved the sketch from Friday Sketchers 64, I have decided to use that again. This stamp is coloured with Inktense pencils - so easy to use - and I have used Christmas paper from last year. If you can see specs, I nearly of loaded a whole tube of Glamour Dust everywhere - so sparkles everywhere!

Stamp - Whiff of Joy
Paper - Basic Grey Dasher
Flowers - Prima
Charm - The Hobby House
Everything else is from stash.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Friday Sketchers 64 sponsored by Stampavie

Hi everybody

A first again . Today I have made this card for Friday Sketchers, which is being sponsored by Stampavie. I loved this sketch, it was a little bit different with the curve on the front. The stamp is coloured with a mix of Inktense pencils and Distress inks, and some of my favourite papers from The Hobby House.

Stamp - Sugar Nellie
Papers - Madeline, K & Co
Flowers - Prima
Spacers - Hobby House
Other embelishments from stash

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Penny Black Saturday Challenge, no. 61

This is my first entry to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge, and this is based on a sketch from Beth. I love these little mice. This has been coloured with a mixture of Inktense pencils, Twinkling H20's, and some Shimmerz on the daisies to give it a little bling. Papers are Basic Grey, and the flowers are Prima. The rest is from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Some of my stuff

Here's a few pics of stuff I have been doing recently. Mostly cards for friends and colleagues, but I haven't been planning to enter them for anything at the moment. Somehow I think I need to get the hang of getting this to look much better than it is at the moment.

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Create4Fun Challenge

Well - having got myself on blogland, I thought I had better do something other than let it all just sit there - although the last 10 days or so have been all about the dreaded swine flu! So, I am entering my first challenge. Apologies for the pic - it is a scan. I need to work out how best to photograph my stuff - any tips always welcome.

Thanks for stopping by.

Val x


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