Saturday 12 December 2009

Sugar Bowl time

This first card followed the sketch from the previous Sugar Bowl challenge but I missed the deadline. The image is one of the Chrismas Manga stamps from Sugar Nellie. Papers are from Kars

Here is my card for the current Sugar Bowl challenge. You had to use your fave colours so the backing paper with the pink and green Bambi's covered that. The image is from Sugar Nellie and is coloured with Promarkers. The papers are Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses. That's another card made, not many more to do now.
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Wednesday 2 December 2009

Meant to be Magnolia

I thought I was so clever last night managing the Just Magnolia sketch challenge. Realised too late that I used a Sugar Nellie image instead of a Magnolia one!!! Anyway, I am pleased with how the card turned out. The papers are Kars and the image is coloured with Promarkers. Her hair doesn't look well blended in this pic but looks better in real life, I promise.
The cardstock is Core'dinations and I have sanded it to show a little of the pink. At least that's another Christmas card made :0)
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Friday 20 November 2009

Busy, busy, busy

No cards for days then a rush of them at once! The first card is for the Double Dutch challenge. Tilda is coloured with Promarkers and the papers are basic Grey Granola.
This card is for Sunday Stamper which has a theme of trees this week. I have used Bashful Blue cardstock and the sparkle is the gorgeous Dazzling Diamonds glitter. The stamps, cardstock and glitter are all Stampin' Up!

Finally some SU cards done at a workshop. I know I have shown you the tree one again but I uploaded it and can't figure out how to delete it from this part of the post???If you want details of products used, check out my SU blog here

Monday 16 November 2009

Midnight Madness and Instyle Stamps challenges

Managed to make a card yesterday while nursing my Swine Flu boys(the only perk, trust me!) This is the first time I have taken part in both of these challenges. The Midnight Madness challenge was a great sketch and the Instyle Stamps was to make a snow themed card.The image is Instyle Stamps, coloured with Promarkers and I added Stickles to her bodice and hat. The papers are Shabby Christmas from Funky Fairy. Swirls are punched with my EK Success swirl punch and the flower is from stash, loaded up with Stickles for added frostiness.

Also found time to make my first easel card last night for a friend's 40th birthday. The stamp is Instyle Stamps again, isn't she a cutie? Cardstock is Stampin' Up! Pretty In Pink and the papers are Basic Grey Bittersweet. The image was coloured with Promarkers

My lovely friend Hels has given me this award. I have to tell you 5 facts about me so here goes
1. I have green eyes
2. I was born in Glasgow
3. Got my wisdom teeth out in hospital(all 4) and they discharged me on Xmas Eve, looking like the Elephant Man. Had a boiled egg for Crimbo dinner that year.
4.I have lost 6lbs in the last 2 weeks and my trousers feel much better now lol!
5. I love the Twilight books and cannot wait to see New Moon.

I need to pass this on to 5 people so those lucky 5 are

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Thursday 12 November 2009

Sugar Bowl time again and an award

This week there is a fabulous sketch from Judy and she has asked us to incorporate "thankfulness"
The papers are Basic grey Lime Rickey and I had my first attempt at stitching on a card so don't look too closely lol! The Gorjuss image is coloured with Promarkers and the thanks stamp is from Stampin' Up!

I was very honoured to receive this award from the very talented Judy. Her cards are amazing, you should check out her blog, it's on my blog roll.You have to answer the following questions with just one word and then pass the award onto 5 others. You need to visit their blog to let them know

Here goes:
1. Where is your
cell phone? … kitchen
2. Your hair? …fair
3. Your mother?…Glasgow
4. Your father?… Inverness
5. Your favourite food? …chocolate
6. Your dream last night?… none
7. Your favourite drink? … tea
8. Your dream/goal?… craftroom
9. What room are you in?… living
10. Your hobby?… Crafting
11. Your fear?…illness
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years?… retired
13. Where were you last night? … home
14. Something that you’re aren’t?…hungry
15. Muffins?…Erika's
16. Wish list item? … craftroom
17. Where did you grow up? … Scotland
18. Last thing you did?…reading
19. What are you wearing?…jeans
20. Your TV?… X-factor
21. Your Pets?…cat
22. Friends? …lovely
23. Your life?… busy
24. Your mood?…hopeful
25. Missing Someone?…no
26. vehicle?… Passat
27. Something your not wearing?…slippers
28. Your favourite store? …Funkykits
29. Your favourite colour?…green
30. When was the last time you laughed?…today
31. Last time you cried?…can't remember
32. Your best friend?… Andrea
33. One place that I go to over and over? …computer
34. Facebook?… yes
35. Favourite place to eat?…Italian

I did have to cheat slightly by making craft and room one word :0)

I would like to pass this on to 5 inspirational ladies
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Sunday 8 November 2009

Just Magnolia - Monthly Challenge

This month's challenge is distressing. I have used another Tilda image stamped while visiting Andrea and coloured her with Promarkers. The papers are MME Bloom & Grow as are the buttons. Raffia ribbon is from Bunny-Zoe crafts. All papers were distressed around the edges with my scissors then inked up with a green chalk ink.

Thursday 5 November 2009

Stamp something for Jaimie

I read this tragic story yesterday on Lydia's blog
"On October 4th, four teenagers, armed with knives, broke into a home in a small town in New Hampshire. Alone and sleeping inside were a mother and her 11 year old daughter. These 4 boys broke into this home with the intent to rob and kill anyone inside. They stabbed the mom, Kimberly Cates, to death and left her daughter, Jaimie, for dead in their driveway. It was a completely random act, their home was chosen only due to its secluded surroundings."
Denise and Erin - the girls behind the Stamp Something challenges, have organised a very special blog hop in hope that we can all give a little bit of hope and love to a very special and brave little girl.Visit the website here for more information and to take part in the blog hop. If you would like to send Jaimie a card then her details are
Jaimie Cates c/o Month Vernon Fire Station Main Street Mont Vernon, NH 03057

I have copied the sketch from the Spoonful of Sugar challenge so can enter my card there as well. Jaimie favourite colours are pink & black so I have used flocked papers from Papermania. The image is a Gorjuss Girl and she has been coloured with Derwent Inktense and matted on a scalloped circle. I added dots with my white Inksentials pen. The sentiment is Penny Black.Flower and gem from stash. I hope Jaimie likes it
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Wednesday 4 November 2009

Fabulous cards and candy as well

Go check out Jacque's blog. Her cards are amazing and she has some fantastic candy to give away. click here

Thursday 29 October 2009

Just Magnolia Challenge

Great sketch this week and fabulous DT cards, go check them out, link is in my blog roll. I have used one of the Tilda images that I stamped while visiting my lovely friend Andrea. Have got loads to keep me going for many more challenges to come. :0)
Tilda is coloured with Promarkers, the papers are from Jesse Edwards range for Papermania. Mats were cut with my Nestabilities and I added some Rhinestone Stickles to highlight pattern on the papers and give it some sparkle.Ribbon, flowers and shimmery dots are from stash.
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Monday 26 October 2009

Time for more Sugar

The Sugar Bowl challenge this week is to follow the sketch and use "lace".
I have used one of the Gorjuss images and coloured her with Promarkers. The papers are My Mind's Eye, Wild Asparagus. Almost forgot about the lace so had to use my Martha Stewart Doily Lace punch at the last minute, hope this counts. The flowers and glimmer dots are from stash.
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Thursday 22 October 2009

Just Magnolia/Sketch Saturday challenges

Hurrah, I managed to make a card. This week's challenge from Just Magnolia is "Bright & Zingy" so I have used papers from the Basic Grey Lime Rickey collection. Tilda is coloured with Promarkers and the gems were from my stash. I have followed Sketch Saturday's sketch apart from the sentiment which I have yet to add.
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Monday 12 October 2009

Some more Sugar

Another fabulous sketch over at The Sugar Bowl. I have used another of the gorgeous Christmas Manga images, coloured with Promarkers. The papers are again from the Kars Christmas pad. The flowers are punched using a Stampin' Up! 5 petal punch and the small flower gems are from my stash. I was in a rush so when I stamped the sentiment(SU as well) I have misplaced it slightly but I didn't have time to fix it as I am off for a few days with my boys, leaving hubby home alone.
Hope you like the card, see you later in the week and thanks for stopping by

Wednesday 7 October 2009

In the Sugar Bowl again

I finally got to ink up one of my Christmas Mangas from Sugar Nellie. Apart from the sketch challenge there was an additional requirement of "paper piecing". I coloured the image with Promarkers and then stamped the image again on patterned paper and cut out the dress. This was then placed onto the coloured image. The papers are from Kars Xmas Collection.Flowers, ribbon and glimmer dots are from stash.

Tuesday 6 October 2009

Some Spooky cards and my kinda storage

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Managed to rustle up a few cards last week using the Eerie Basic Grey pad and some Daisy May images I downloaded.

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Saturday 3 October 2009

Wags 'n Whiskers Stamps

Just a short post to let you know about the new stamp company being launched by Nikki(Bunny-Zoe to us bloggers) and her friend Lacey. Clcik on the blinkie in my side bar to find out more and join in the blog hop on the 9th October.

Thursday 1 October 2009

Two cards, two challenges

Ages and ages since I have managed to do Friday Sketchers so here is my card. I have used an image from Daisy May and coloured her with Promarkers. The papers are from the Eerie paper pad by Basic Grey, am loving these.The little pumpkin charm is attached using some chain and jump rings. Flower, spacer, brad, chain and charm from stash.

This card is for the Truly Scrumptious sketch and I have again used one of the adorable Halloween images from Daisy May. I've coloured her with watercolour pencils but the paper wasn't the best for this so it's a bit patchy. The papers are again Basic Grey Eerie.
Must go now and upload the new Stampin Up! book for 2009/2010 to my blog. Lots of lovely new products to tempt us.
thanks for looking

Wednesday 30 September 2009

Basic Grey challenge

I made this card for the challenge last week but haven't had time to blog since. The challenge was "embossing". I have used my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder on one of the mats. The stamp is from Scrapmagasinet, courtesy of Bunny- Zoe Crafts. She is coloured with Promarkers and the papers are from Basic Grey Lime Rickey.

Tuesday 22 September 2009

Scrapbook Sisters book stand

This project is an online class with Scrapbook Sisters. I made the actual stand a few weeks ago but only managed to get the pages finished last night. All papers and embellishments were sent in the kit from Scrapbook Sisters so I'm afraid I can't give you any details. All the photos are from this year's holiday- the first holiday photos I have scrapped this year. Hoping to get some more time to craft/bloghop in the next few days.
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Monday 14 September 2009

The Sugar Bowl challenge 19

Finally I have managed a challenge card! The challenge was a fab sketch from Marlene with the added requirement to use pink and brown.I had to rotate the sketch to fit my image in. She is one of the Gorjuss girls from Sugar Nellie which has been coloured with Promarkers. Papers are Bittersweet by Basic Grey and the glimmer dots are from stash. I have made the little flower using a small retro flower punch. I love this image so thank you very much to my lovely friend Andrea who I got lots of fab stamped images from. Twas nice to get some colouring in time :0) Here's hoping there's more to follow
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Thursday 10 September 2009

Busy, busy, busy.

Have managed to squeeze in some necessary cards this week and here they are. The first two are using the Popcorn Bear cd's. Two of my cousins celebrating their 18th birthday's this month so I thought they'd appreciate this little guy.

This card was for a friend's birthday yesterday so I can blog it now. Not sure where the image is from but the background is a Tim Holtz stamp and I have used Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink to distress the card.
This card is made using a lovey Tilda image from my good friend Andrea. I have coloured her with my Promarkers and matted her on some Bazzill. The papers are My Mind's Eye, Bloom and Grow. Very much a rush job.
Must apologise for lack of blogging and that I haven't managed to blog hop much recently. It has been hectic but I hope to catch up soon.
Thank you for stopping by and for any comments you might leave

Wednesday 2 September 2009

Last Chance is here!

Stampin' Up! announced their items that will be retired at the end of this month, in time for the launch of the new Ideas Book 2009-2010. While it is always sad to see some sets retiring, it is exciting to know that we will soon have some new goodies to drool over. To view the products available click here and then e-mail me to order. Some of the products have as much as50% OFFso don't miss out.

Saturday 15 August 2009

A busy week of craft!

A midweek challenge from Stamp With Us was to make a card using the cardstock Brocade Blue, So Saffron, Regal Rose and Elegant Eggplant. Here is my attempt. The stamps are from the sweet Forest Friends set.

This little suitcase was made using one of the Simply Scrappin' SU kits. My measurements for the lid were a bit dodgy so it is far from perfect but I thought I would blog it anyway but don't be looking too closely. I am going to have another go at making one. Meantime my darling son is taking this one to keep his "stuff" in!

This birdhouse was another of the Stamp With Us projects, from Monica this time. Really enjoyed making this but haven't had time to make the notelets to go inside yet. Too many other things on my to do list.All products are Stampin' Up! apart from the sentiment which is HOTP. Off to catch up with the other projects now.
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