Friday, 29 July 2011

Bah Humbug challenge...

The girls over at Bah Humbug have given yet another great challenge and this week its LACE.
I've used the bauble from the Stampin Up set 'Comtempo Christmas', added a few sparkles to the Bauble and mounted it into nesties and then added lace around the edge.
Backing papers and punches are also from S.U. along with the sentiment. Just noticed that one of my gems has fallen off the bauble so had better go and replace it.
Picking the grandchildren up today so no crafting for me until next week end....hopefully the weather will be kind for the next week.  There will be hopefully a couple of pre schedule posts but thats about it...



This little lady along with other LOTV stamps has sat on my desk for ages waiting to be made onto a card so as we have our grandchildren  with us as from tomorrow for a week I am trying to clear my desk so that I will have a couple of cards to schedule for next week if Mr Blogger lets me!!
Image is coloured with pencils, backing papers are from SU, Martha Stewart butterfly and the sentiment is also LOTV. Flowers punches from the reverse of the backing paper using EK Success flower punch, make of leaf punch is unknown.
Not such a nice day here in Somerset still warm but we have drizzle....

Thanks for stopping by..


Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Less is More..

So little time to craft this week but did manage to do a very simple card for the LIM challenge
 which is Ribbon/Button.
Have used a flower stamp from SU Touch of Nature set coloured with pencils...Diamond embossing folder for the background.
The pretty ribbon and coloured card is SU Melon Mambo.

Thanks for looking

Monday, 25 July 2011

A Royal Visitor...

No card to show you today as I have been doing a craft workshop with my friend Jan.  The workshop was for Carers and was held at Dillington House, Ilminister, Somerset which is set in beautiful grounds.

THe NHS trust arrange for the carers to have a day where they can normally choose 2 workshops of their choice,  but today because we had a royal visitor The Princess Royal (Princess Anne) they only did one workshop.  We were lucky enough to be the only workshop (Craft) that the Princess came into, she took time to speak to many of the carers and also to Jan and I.

The day ended with a lovely lunch and I hope that all the ladies in our workshop enjoyed the day and they all went home with a completed card and a bag.


Sunday, 24 July 2011

4 cards from one stamp....

 While making my Penny Black challenge card I thought I would make 3 other cards using the same stamp, these are the other 3 cards I've made. Some stamps are so versatile and this one certainly is.

Two of the penguins put together and mounted onto a nesties.  Backing paper from stash.
SU star punch.

On this card I just cut the heads off two of the penquins and mounted them onto SU circle and scallop punches and pop them onto the SU Top Note die.  Other punches used are SU oval and label punch, small holly punch.  Backing paper is SU.

This little chap I've put on his own, mounted onto glitter card, placed onto a nesties.  SU backing papers.

A few more Christmas cards to add to my pile..

Thanks for looking



 I just wanted to say that my thoughts and prayers are with the people of Norway today,  the awful sadness and very diffucult times ahead.  Norway we are thinking of you.


Saturday, 23 July 2011

Penny Black challenge week 161

 Penny Blacks challenge this week is 'Starburst'.....  The stamp I have used is called 'Carolling Penguins'.  Stamped onto kraft card and coloured with pencils, backing paper is from Stampin Up. Punches used are Martha Stewart Icicle punch, S.U. used Large star and spiral punch,   .
Making the most of my free time this week as we have two of our grandchildren coming next Saurday for a week......


Sunday, 17 July 2011

A fabulous day.....

We had a fabulous Stampin Up day yesterday with Jenny Moors we did some great cards and lovely projects and here are a some that we made:

   A lovely waterfall album

In the afternoon we were all given a set called 'Strength and Hope' which was ours to keep. WOW...what a beautiful set of stamps.  we made three cards in total from this set and these are just two of the cards.

In the morning we also made this fabulous set using the owl punch which I think was so popular with all the ladies.  How nice to have your own owl book mark to mark pages in your catalogue!  Also a lovely money box to save your 'pennies' to buy MORE Stampin Up products.

We are trying to book a date to have a Christmas Stampin UP day and as soon as I have the date I will post it on my blog.  If you want to have a fabulous day crafting then please come and join us and Jenny.   Please go and check out Jenny's  brilliant blog with so many beautiful cards and great inspirational ideas......Thank you Jenny from all of us you are such a clever and very talented lady.

Finally I have to 'thank' Sue Jenny's mum for looking after us by keeping us all supplied with tea and coffee also for the biscuits and beautiful cakes.  Thank also to Michelle who made some of her 'yummy' Florentines which are great favourite with our club ladies.  It certainly was a great day.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Quick card...

Nothing very exciting to show you this morning only a quick baby card...that is needed ASAP.... Using one of the LOTV die cuts, some of the backing paper is from S.U.  Martha Stewart punch used across the bottom then I have used a small flower punch to punch out  a little flower and just added a little pearl in the centre. Sentiment is also from LOTV. Ribbon and buttons from stash.

Club night tonight so off to pack by bags!! 


Tuesday, 12 July 2011

ST LUKES 2nd post....

It was decided to do a second card for our monthly challenge over at St Lukes Charity card challenge to hopefully get a few more people to join us.  Our challenge this month is Black White and one other colour and my other colour is green.  I've The Sizzix Daisy die which is also available from Stampin Up now and also used one of the lovely S.U. embossing folders.  Cuttlebug corners and one of the dies from a Nellie Snellen die set to mount the sentiment. To finish off the card I've added some black and white check ribbon and a green dotty brad in the small flower and added a large pearl in the centre of the large daisy.  Ribbon is SU certainly Celery.
This is what you have a chance of winning if you join in our challenge...

A fabulous Stampin Up set called 'Strength and Hope' which was kindly donated by our guest designer Zoe Tant.
  We shall look forward to seeing more entries in our challenge for this month  If you would also like to donate your entry card to the Hospice the address in on St Lukes Charity card challenge.

Thanks for looking..


Monday, 4 July 2011

Bild Malarna....

Not posting much at the moment as I have been taking some time off blogging but 'normal service' will be resumed mid July....
Another stamped image that Eileen very kindly let me use.  This is a Bild Malarna stamp, colour using copics.  Backing paper is from Stampin Up.
Do Hickey swirl die, nellie flower punch, flowers from stash.  Sentiment if from Crafwork cards and well as the card candy.  Swiss dots cuttlebug embossing folder.


Friday, 1 July 2011

St Lukes Charity Card challenge.... JULY

Once again its time for another St Lukes Charity Card challenge  this months challenge is BLACK and WHITE and any other colour.  The stamp I've used is one from the Unity Stamp set 'Insightful Meadows'.  I've just sponged inside the nestie with Spin Sugar distress ink then stamped on the top.  Backing paper is from stash.  Scallop EK Success border punch used across the bottom.
Pop over to the St Lukes challenge blog and have a look at the other DT members cards and please join in our challenge.
Great prize this month donated by Zoe.  If you would like to donate your card to the hospice the address is on St Lukes Challenge blog..... Look forward to seeing your cards.

Happy crafting...