Sunday, 30 October 2011

Less is More.....

Our challenge this week over at LIM is stars......I've used one of my X-cut star dies...I coloured some card blue using duster brushes and then stamped my image which is a stamp that I have had for years its an unmounted one so I don't know where it came from. Using my Crafts Too embossing folder for the background.  The sentiment is a Hero Arts stamp called 'Twinkle Border'.


Friday, 28 October 2011

A set of wheels....

Mens cards are always difficult to make and also we always end up with colours in our paper stash that we dont use very often so I have combined the two together!
This lovely motorcycle stamp is one from S.U just stamped onto Kraft card and a little bit of colour added, backing papers are also S.U.. The stamp used underneath the motorcyle is called 'Field of  sky' and is a brilliant stamp for filling in empty spaces.  I was also lucky enough to get this retired S.U. cog punch with I think goes well with this stamp as I remember when my DH used to have his motorcycle in bits there were cogs laying around!
Lets hope this glorious sunshine we have today lasts over the week enjoy it.

Thanks for popping by

S.U. corner punch also used.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Young Vermillion

A couple of weeks ago Jenny Moors (stamping Moments) our lovely Stampin Up friend came to our club and showed us some of the new products from Stampin Up.  
This little bird just took my fancy he's called Young Vermillion and although the vermillion is red in colour you can colour him in any colour.  For this image I did use red and although I didn't set out to make a Christmas card it's sort of ended up looking like one although at the moment there's no Christmas message on him!  
Coloured with Copics, and then mounted onto one of the new S.U. Textured Impressions Embossing folders. The sentiment wording is S.U. 'En Francais background ' stamp and I've also used another S.U. embossing folder called 'Finial Press', Su border punch and some vintage seam binding.

THanks for looking.


Monday, 24 October 2011

Less is More..

The girls over at LIM have come up with yet another great challenge and this week its POLKA DOTS.
Stamp used is one by Impression Obsession and us just called 'Evening Gown', stamped onto some SU designer paper.  I ran my card through my Bigshot using the circles embossing folder, found a flower just add a few dots to it.  The border is my new punch from S.U.
I don't have a lot of time to craft this week as its half term and of course we shall be seeing  our grandchildren and also want to try and do some more Christmas shopping I just hate shopping in crowds.


Wednesday, 19 October 2011


Today I popped down to StampNcraft our new craft shop in Yeovil I spotted that Beth has some lovely new stamps in by KARS and although the stamps are quite small they are gorgeous so they just happened to fall into my basket.
Just had to have a little play when I got home, using ordinary paper, duster brushes and my Distress inks I ended making a little scene.  The stamps I used are called, Birds on a Branch,
3 Branch with leaves and Grass in bloom.  I am no Barabra Gray but was quite happy with what I had produced..
Dont forget that Joanna Sheen will be visiting StampsNcraft on Saturday so why not pop down....

Thanks for looking


Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Less is More.. week 37

It's so good to be back in don't realize how much you reply on your computer when you haven't got it and sadly I couldn't comment on a lot of your blogs..
My DH managed to save most of my files from my old PC and although we had a few teething problems my new computer is up and running..... 
Back to my card... Chrissie and Mandi over at LIM have given us another great challenge this time it's COCKTAIL but as you can see from my card I didn't have a stamp with and cocktail glasses on and didn't want to just download an image so thinking outside of the box as we have been asked to do I found this lovely Rubber Stampede stamp that hadn't seen the light of day for a long time.  Just coloured my image with copics and sponged the background and added some extra feathers to my cockerel. 
Strangely enough the Cockerel is our village emblem..


Thursday, 13 October 2011

Poorly PC.....

I am going to loose my PC for a few days as its very poorly, I will try to leave comments on your blogs by using my small notebook but wont be able to post any cards as its a bit like having a 'steam computer'...sooo slow..
Hopefully I will be back at the begining of next week....

Speak to you all soon


Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Less is More....

Another great challenge from Chrissie and Mandi over at LIM and this week its Heart or Hearts but only one layer.
I've embossed my card using the Crafts too 'Florette Petite Fleur folder then stenciled a red square in the centre, stamped a heart stamp from the S.U. Set  Polka Dot punches and just gone around the edge of the sqaure with a fine pen.  Sentiment was printed straight onto the card and just added 3 tiny gems...

Off to do a bit of Christmas shopping this morning....I know I shouldn't really mention the 'C' word but you have to start sometime and I hate trying to push through crowds...


Monday, 10 October 2011

Penny Black challenge - week 172

Its so nice to get back into my crafting after having a week off helping out my daughter, thankfully her broken foot is healing well and she is now walking without a crutch....
Just finding it very difficult to get my mojo working again after not crafting for a whole week so for this weeks Penny Black challenge which is 'Age is just a number' I have used one of PB Stickeroos which I have glittered to give it a bit of sparkle.
All card is S.U and so is the border punch and the embossing folder, cuttlebug flower die used with the computer generated sentiment.
Right off to find some inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by...


Monday, 3 October 2011

Penny Black Challenge Week 171

This weeks Penny Black challenge is called 'Down on the Farm so I have used this stamp called  'To you'.  Coloured with copic pens and I have 'spot lighted' the cows head. Backing papers are from Basic Grey 'Lauderale' pad.  Corner are punched from a Corner Adorner punch.
Sorry for not blogging much last week but it was a bit hectic doing samples for a workshop on Saturday and then at the end of the week my eldest daughter broke a bone in her foot  so I've been helping out as she has a 13month old who's not walking yet and a 3 year old so its impossible to lift a baby while on crutches! Dont think I will get much time this week to blog but will do my best. Also sorry if I missed leaving a comment on your blog.


Saturday, 1 October 2011

Lets hear it for the Boys - St Lukes Charity card challenge.

This months challenge over at St Lukes Charity card Challenge is called 'Lets hear it for the Boys'.
My image is a digi one from Mo Manning called 'Paul Texting' which is great for a teenager, image coloured with copics. Papers used are from Basic Grey called 'Lauderdale' collection.  Martha Stewart border punch used along with some card candy and ribbon.
This month we have a fantastic prize kindly given by Craftie Charlie  and this is what you can win:
So come everyone get crafting and enter our monthly challenge remember this wonderful package of crafting goodies could be yours.....