Monday 28 February 2011

Less is More Challenge....

Gosh 2 posts in one day... but I wont be posting tomorrow so thought I would get my LIM challenge one today.  Our challenge this week from Less is More is to use 3 squares.....
I've used all Stampin Up stamps on my card, the flowers used are from Stampin Up 'Pocket Silhouettes' set and stamped in 3 different colours. Also used are the small butterfly and sentiment from S.U. set ' Flight of the Butterfly'.  Ribbon and punch are also S.U.

Penny Black Challenge....

How quickly these challenges come around but I always look forward to them.
Penny Blacks challenge this week is Pearls and Lace...well as you know I LOVE my pearls so this challenge is right up my street..lOl..lOl.
Just couldn't resist buying a couple of P.B. stamps when I went to Farnborough on Friday and this is one of them its called 'Daisy Fields'.  Decided to do a monochrome card so just stamped my image and then used Distress inks to colour, I used Black Soot ink pad for this card and then just added a little bit of glitter to the flowers. Mounted images onto nesties.
Backing paper is from stash, S.U. photo corner punch and oval used, S.U. sentiment.

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Sunday 27 February 2011

Bah Humbug challenge....

Lovely to be back in my craft room after spending a lovely week with the grandchildren we all had a really good time and they went home very happy...thats what grandparents are for isn't it?
Bah Humbugs challenge this week is called 'Things that Fly'....
Decided to use the old PSX stamp which unfortunately doesn't have a name on it.  Coloured with copics but I'm not too happy with my colouring and I should have used penicls and got a softer look... I have used Glossy accents on the berries and also on the eyes of the birds.
Backing paper is from Papermania, you know when you buy paper pads there always colours in there which you tend to leave and these are two of them but thought they went o.k. with the 'brightly' coloured robins!!   S.U. Border punch and Quickutz corner die also used.

Tuesday 22 February 2011


A quick post this morning before the grandchildren arrive.
This little girl is an image by MoManning. Coloured with copic pens.
Backing papers are from MME summer papers.  S.U. eyelet punch used around the image.  Cuttlebug flower die used with the sentiment which is from Craftwork Cards.
I will be back on Saturday......worn out I expect..lOl...lOL.

Monday 21 February 2011

Two more blog awards...

Thank you so much Kevin from  McCrafty's Cards and Lynne from CardsfromLynnesLoft
for giving me this award.  I wont list things about me again as I have already done that in a previous award and I am rather boring!
But I would like to pass the award onto 7 more lovely blogs the rules are:

Step 1 - Make a post linking back to the person who gave you the award!
Step 2 - Share 7 random things about yourself
Step 3 – Award 7  recently discovered bloggers with this award
Step 4 – Contact these bloggers and tell them they’ve won the award


Sunday 20 February 2011

Penny Black challenge....

The ladies over at Penny Black challenge have given us the subject of Mens cards.
Men aren't really into cutie stamps are they but thought I would use the 'Fly Away' stamp and just make a play on the the work 'Plane'......what do you think?
Image has been coloured using copic pens, and mounted using the Martha Stewart Cherish punch which I love....  Backing paper I have had for a long time but I think its from Chatter Box but not sure.  Just added 3 handmade brads and the sentiment.
This might be the last post for a week as we have the grandchildren but if I can I will try and sneak half and hour in my craft room....I could end up being the midnight crafter..hee..hee

Saturday 19 February 2011

Less is More....

Another great challenge from the new Less is More challenge blogspot.  
Spring is this weeks challenge so I searched for a stamp with a daffodil on and this is the only one that I have, it's a little stamp from Penny Black called 'Seeing your face' which of course has nothing to do with the daffodil....
Stamp has been coloured with prismacolor pencils and the sentiment comes from S.U. set 'Touch of Nature'. 

Friday 18 February 2011

Bah Humbug challenge...

This weeks challenge from Bah Humbug is to use either a CD or DVD.  I have chosed a CD and coloured it using various Alcohol ink colours.
Image is a Penny Black transparent stamp from the Jolly Friends set.  Coloured with copic pens then his hat and scarf have been 3'D. The little snowman has been mounted onto one of the Marianne dies.
Backing paper is from Dovecraft pack 'Fancy Christmas'.
Kepping the circles theme going I've punched 1" circles and put a die cut snowflake on it and a spotty pink brad in the centre.
The sentiment comes from the S.U. Perfect Presentation set.

Another award....

  I received this fabulous award from Kellylou so thank you very much! As with most awards comes a mini challenge so here are the rules!
Step 1 - Make a post linking back to the person who gave you the award!
Step 2 - Share 7 random things about yourself
Step 3 – Award 7  recently discovered bloggers with this award
Step 4 – Contact these bloggers and tell them they’ve won the award

7 random things about me...

1.                  I am a craft addict (then aren’t we all!)
2.                  My favourite colours are pinks and mauves 
3.                  I adore my 4 lovely grandchildren
4.                  Just love dark chocolate
5.                   Happily retired but there aren’t enough hours in the day!
6.                  I never get bored
7.                  Housework is a ‘dirty word’  hee…hee

Please have a look at these recent blogs that I have come across and have a look at their lovely work:

Thursday 17 February 2011


What a busy few days and no time to make cards, we are getting ready to have our grandchildren for a few days next week so DEFINATELY no card making for me then although we will be in my craft room making cards for 'mum and dad'.
Found this little image already coloured and waiting to be put on a card.  Its a Penny Black stamp called 'Surprise', coloured with Prismacolor pencils.  Backing papers are from Papermania, Martha Stewart border punch.
The sentiment is from Pink Gem designs.

Monday 14 February 2011

'Less is More challenge....

Another great challenge from Less is more and this weeks challenge is one layer.
I've used Hobby Art 'Floral Display' stamp and stamped it on kraft card.
Coloured with prismacolor pencils and used a nestie (upside down) to emboss a square around the image.
'Bloom' sentimant is from S.U. set 'Bloomin with Beauty'.

Thank you for taking the time to visit...

Sunday 13 February 2011

Bah Humbug challenge....

Using Doilies is our challenge this week from Bah Humbug.
Found this lovely image that I had already printed off from one of Joanna Sheens CD but I have forgotten which one the image is from...but I am sure someone will tell me?
Image is mounted onto S.U. Not quite Navy card which matches really reall the colours of the image and also the matching background.  The lovely square doily is from ribbonbox they have lots of different shapes so pop over to have a look they look so good on cards.
Just finished off the card with a little bit of ribbon and of course...yes a few pearls!
Oh and I just have to say the 3rd thing to go wrong/break is that my computer chair has fallen to for those of you who said things come in 3's are RIGHT.....

Saturday 12 February 2011

Penny Black Challenge.....

Pretty in Pink is this weeks Penny Black challenge.  The stamp I've used for this weeks challenge is called 'Framed Flowers'.  Coloured with penicls and mounted onto SU Pretty in Pink card.
Backing paper is M.M.E 'quite contrary summer papers. Lacey Nesties circle used for the LOTV sentiment.  I've again used my favourite embossing folder which is S.U. Square lattice and used vintage seam binding instead of ribbon for the bow.  Punches used are Martha Stewart Butterly, EK Success Corner Adorner, M.S. Border punch.
Today started off really well but has quickly gone down hill as I've just broken a punch and also my printer has just decided to off to search for another one of each!!

Wednesday 9 February 2011

A bit of Vintage....

I've been busy for the last couple of days getting thing ready for our club night tonight.
This is another old PSX stamp, stamped and then just aged the edges with distress inks.
Backing paper is K and Co.  Martha Stewart punch and a little bit of lace added on the top.
Magnolia swirl die, and a metal corner embellishment, oval punch and sentiment are both S.U. 

Monday 7 February 2011

Less is More challenge....

There a new challenge that started this week called 'Less is more'  and the challenge was to make a card using the colours Pink, black and white.
I found it so difficult to do a simple card, but this is what I came up with. I used a Stampin Up stamp called  'Elegant thank you' and also made  a small frame also using Stampin Up Scallop Trim corner punch.

Sunday 6 February 2011

Penny Black challenge....

Penny Blacks challenge this week is 'Love is' and this is my take on that.
The stamp is called 'So glad to catch you'.  Coloured with copics and mounted onto nesties.  Heart nesties have also been used for the sentiment at the top and SU punches for the bottom sentiment.
Backing paper is from Craft Creations, SU sqaure lattice ebossing folder across the bottom and I've also used it for the corner punch.  M.S. heart punch. Nellie Snellen rose leaves, flowers and ribbpn from stash.

Saturday 5 February 2011

Bah Humbug Challenge....

Another great challenge this week from the Bah Humbug team this weeks challenge being Button and Bows. I've used a P.B image called 'Duckie & Hedgies', coloured with copics and mounted onto nesties.
Backing paper is from Dovercraft called 'Christmas Fancy'.  E.K. Success Corner punch used and then miniture buttons used to embellish them, and finally a bow across the top.

Thursday 3 February 2011


This is 'Joy' another of the lovely Sugar Nellie digital images.
Coloured with copic pens and mounted onto nesties.
Backing paper is Stampin Up, the embossing folder is also S.U. Lattice square and S.U. eyelet punch used across the bottom.
Hand crocheted flowers, punched leaves. Sentiment is by LOTV and is mounted on a Lacey Nestability. 

Tuesday 1 February 2011

Love Grows....

Another of the lastest stamps from LOTV this one is called 'Love Grows'.
Coloured with copic pens and mounted onto nesties.
Backing paper is from M.M.E.  The little sentiment I found in my 'bit box' but thought it very apt for this card.  Heart pin and rose from Wild Orchid Crafts, Quickutz corner die also used. leaf punch whic I have also put through my swiss dots cuttlebug folder.