Thursday, 31 May 2012

Rock Star...

Haven't crafted much again this week but did colour this new image from LOTV...I need to get myself some more boys papers as I had nothing really bright to use on my card....
Coloured the image with Copic pens...backing papers are from my stash.
various star punches and a few card candy circles..
Off to do some quilting today as I need to get my lap quilt finished before starting on one for a single bed for my other granddaughter...
Its the 1st of June tomorrow so thats means its another challenge from St Lukes Charity card challenge....

Thanks for popping by...


Sunday, 27 May 2012

Penny Black challenge....week 203

Penny Blacks challenge this week is MONOCHROME magic....
I've used the 'Mixed Media' stamp which I have mounted onto black and white then onto the Crafts Concepts 'Diamond Shadows' embossing folder.
Backing paper is from my stash.
Punches used are Stampin Up and a Nellie Snellen leaf punch.
Its such lovely weather and far too hot to be sat in my craft room!


Thursday, 24 May 2012

Less is more challenge....week 68

The challenge this week from Less is More is a theme and the theme being a baby or child card.
As I haven't been in my craft room at all this week as I have been busy sewing and of course the weather has been too nice to stay in.
I've used one of the 'For Ever Friends' stamp which doesn't appear to have a name on it...used my new embossing folder from Craft Too called Dotty Frame and all I've done is to emboss the centre of the folder twice more once  in pink and again in white then cut these two out and stamped my image on the white then popped a couple of pads under the other two layers... ribbon is from stash.

Hope you are all enjoying this lovely weather...


Sunday, 20 May 2012

Lets celebrate 2012.....

Thought I would use some of my goodies that I won from The Ribbon Girl blog candy... Using one of the 2012 Stamps from PB I coloured it with Copics and pencils.
Backing papers are from my stash, Martha Stewart zig zag punch from The Ribbon Girl blog candy I used, the buttons, ribbon and the Bakers twine..
I am entering this card in the following challenges.

Allsorts - Buttons and Bows
Sir Stampalot - Medals and Monarchs
Penny Black Allsorts - London Celebrates

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Penny Black Challenge....week 202

Another great challenge from Penny Black Saturday challenge and this weeks challenge is RECYCLE....
I wasn't quick off the mark this morning I actually made this card the other week but as I had used recycled letters from a baby card my daughter had received a couple of years ago it was ideal for todays challenge.
The stamp is Cat on the Moon, coloured with copics and added a little bit of glitter on the moon then mounted it onto a Nestie die, the  Embossed square is from Craftwork Cards, Backing paper is from Stampin Up.
Have a great weekend whatever you do.


Friday, 18 May 2012

Less is More...week 67

One layer use 3 stamps is the challenge over at Less is more this week.
I have struggled to make this card as I have an eye infection and have a constant weepy and blurred eye but at least I've done the challenge!
My 3 stamps I have used are, the postage frame and the image are from Judikins the sentiment is from Stampendous.  Stamped the frame then sponged colour using fluid chalks before stamping the Zebra's from the African cube stamp.
Our Careers day went really well but there were certainly a lot more young careers there this year than last year. But the ladies and gentlemen who joined our crafting class all went home with a completed card and a box to keep a packet of tissues in.


Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Penny Black Challenge....week 201

This weeks challenge over at Penny Black is called 'In the Garden'.
Lazy Days is the name of this stamp which has been coloured with Copic pens.
Backing papers and card is all from Stampin Up.. Sentiment is from Cuddly Buddly. Whimsey Corner die and Memory Box branch also used, just added a couple of faux brads.
Today I am going to do some more sewing on my granddaughter quilt and tomorrow I will be at Dillington House, Somerset with my friend Janet doing a craft day for Careers, we have been invited to do this now for the last 3 years, its a lovely day and also gives careers a day to spend doing an activity of their choice the craft workshop is always a very popular one...


Monday, 14 May 2012

New Home............

Apart from this little card no crafting got done over the weekend, Saturday I spent sewing, making a start on my granddaughters quilt and yesterday we went out to Barrington Court...walking through the gardens and of course having tea...It's back to rain today...for a change!!
Back to my card, its a quick New Home card. I decided to make a little birdhouse using Tim Holtz wood effect embossing folder, the Stampin Up bird punch and S.U. scallop punch, just stamped a few leaves behind the house using one of the Inklylicious leaf stamps.
I am going to attack my pile of ironing this morning but will be craft in the craft room this afternoon.


Thursday, 10 May 2012

Scented message...........

Another easel card which is unusual for me because I find them hard to photograph so don't normally put them on my blog! Just had a quick play with a new Penny Black stamp called Scented message...not very happy with my card but as I don't have anything else to show you and I haven't posted for a couple of days its better than nothing..lOl...lOl.
Kept this card pretty simple...coloured with Copics and have used distress inks around the edge..but thats a bit too heavy handed! Backing papers are from Papermania.... Punches used are all Stampin Up..
I think everyone is fed up with the rain now everyday seems to be the same although Tuesday was beautiful...hopefully we will have a drier weekend or so they say!

Thanks for looking


Monday, 7 May 2012

Penny Black Challenge...week 200

Penny Blacks challenge this week was CASE-IT....we had Jenny's card to case and this is my take on the challenge.
I've used the 'All Dressed up' stamp which has been coloured using both Copics and pencils then mounted onto nesties.
Backing papers are from Kay and Co called 'Hopscotch'.
Punches used are Martha Stewart border punch and a couple of star punches and S.U. Ovals.  Sentiment is from Personal Impressions.

Its the first chance I have to make a card as since Thursday as I have been busy getting samples ready for our club meeting next Wednesday also we have spent time with our grandchildren and family over the weekend...
Hope you are enjoying the long weekend despite the weather also the sun is out now....


Thursday, 3 May 2012

Less is More Challenge...

Just made this weeks Less is More challenge by the skin of my teeth...
We could choose two different card sketches and this is the one I chose.
The little daisy stamp is a Hero Arts one, coloured with copics and mounted on a nestie. I've used the Crafts Too Daisy embossing folder on the background, sentiment is from Stampin Up Cupcake set.


Look what I won.......

So who's a lucky girl then??  I was lucky enough to win the Wild Orchid Craft Bi-Weekly Candy which was a surprise goody bag....well as you can see it wasn't a bag it arrived in a box!

As well as beautiful flowers I had some gorgeous lace and as you can see 2 packs of charms....I shall enjoying using this wonderful selection of goodies so thank you Wild Orchid Crafts....
No card today as I have been busy preparing samples for our next craft club meeting which is on Wednesday.


Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Happy Birthday Karen.....

Its my friend Karen's birthday today 'Happy Birthday Karen'  and as you can see from the card it is one of those BIG birthday's....hope Karen wont mine me showing her age...but age is only a number and you are as old as you feel.
The stamp is one from Butterfly Kisses, I've paper pieced the image using papers from Paperpania 'Rose Garden' pad and have also used this for the background of my card. Lace is from my stash, dots embossing folder and the ribbon is vintage seem binding..just finished off the card with a few pearls...

Not sure what the weather is going to today but at the moment its dry and about time to I dont like webbed feet!!!
Have good day whatever you do.


Tuesday, 1 May 2012

St Lukes Charity Card Challenge.....

Cant believe its May already and that means another challenge over at St Lukes Charity card challenge...  Our challenge for you this month is ONE  LAYER...
 I have made 2 cards this month as one of our DT members Deborah has just moved to the USA and is still unpacking her crafting stash...
My first card is a Penny Black stamp called Enchanting Orchid..stamped onto Kraft card and coloured with Pencils... I then place a nestie upside down around the image to create a border.  The stamp I've used around the edges called 'Field of Sky' by A Stampin in the Hand...
My 2nd card I've been playing with my Duster Brushes and ink pads and have used all Inkylicious stamps, they have some fabulous stamps and you can create some wonderful scenes with them...I'm just learning!!!!

We have a fabulous giveaway prize this month kindly donated by LOTV,  they have kindly donated not one but 2 stamps...Thank you LOTV....
This is the first Stamp called Rosey Posey...
and this little lady is called Rosey with Cake

All you have to do is to make a card post it on the St Lukes Charity Card challenge, if you would like to donate your card to the Hospice that would be brilliant and details of where to send your card is also on the St Lukes Challenge blog..
Looking forward to seeing all your lovely entries again this month and again lets see if we can break last months record for entries....its for such a good cause...