Saturday, 30 April 2011

Penny Black Challenge......week 149

Can't believe another week has gone by and we have another Penny Black challenge.
This weeks challenge is MILESTONES.   I've used my new 'Butterfly Suite' stamp and coloured it with copics and inks. Fir the background I have used the SU square lattice embossing folder on the backing paper which has given it a lovely texture and also embossed the black card and then used the SU border punch.
Not sure where it sentiment came from it was just in my 'bit box'

Monday, 25 April 2011

CR84FN25 ....

This is a new challenge for me its called CR84FN which is a colour challenge so thought I would give it a go. And these are the colours for our challenge:

This is my card:
The image  I have used is one of these sweet little girls.  Coloured with pencils and copics. I know I have  coloured the face using a colours outside of the colour scheme but hope this is acceptable?
Backing paper is from SU, SU embossing folder also used.  The sentiment is also LOTV.

Thank you Lynne ....

Yet again I have been lucky enough to get this lovely award this time from Lynne
I now have to do the following;

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

Here are the people I think are deserving of this award and worthy of a visit from you all.

Max at Max's creations
Ann at Just for Fun
Val at Aquarius blog
Jill at Jills quills
Deborah at Deborah's Gems
Maureen at Maureen's Mixture
Val at Valscraft room

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Penny Black challenge...

This weeks Penny Black challenge I thought might be about 'love' as the Royal Wedding is getting closer.
'Sqeeze til I squeek' is the stamp that I have used for this weeks challenge and can you spot the 'deliberate mistake'???  Yes the mice are sitting on a 'slope'..lOl..lOl  My die moved as I was cutting it looks as if they are sitting on a hillside.....
I've coloured with both chalks and pencils on this image and then mounted them onto
nesties.  Backing paper is one of S.U...but it was just an odd peice in my box so dont know what its called.  I've used the SU lattice square embossing folder along the middle and punched the bottom using the Martha Stewart heart border punch.  Ek Success corner punch and Cuttblebug flower die also used.

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Less is More.....

I've missed this lovely challenge for the past two weeks so made sure I did a card for this weeks Less is More challenge which is 'Off Centre'.
Once again I've used some of my Stampim Up stamps, the background stamp and the floral stamp is from S.U.  'Oh so Lovely Set' and the sentiment is from Whimsical words.
Image has been coloured with pencils.

Bah Humbug challenge.....

Bah Humbugs challenge this week is Santa Claus/Father Christmas.
The stamp I have used is by Hampton Art Stamps and is simply called 'Santa Claus'.  It's not an easy stamp to colour as it is quite dense but thought copics pens would be the best choice.
I managed to find a tiny holly punch so used that on his hat.
Backing paper is from Dovecraft Christmas Fancy paper pack. Sentiment is from LOTV and the letters used were from Sizzix Naturall Serif Alphabet strip.
Hope you are all enjoing this wonderful weather that we are still having.....

Friday, 22 April 2011

Happy Easter Everyone.........

I would like to wish everyone a very HAPPY EASTER......and aren't we lucky having all this wonderful sunshine.
It's lovely to be back in my craft room after our brilliant week away but need to catch up on challenges etc...  Back to my card, this is one of LOTV lovely stamps coloured with copics. Backing paper is Called 'Twill Time' from Paper Adventure, the large flower I punched with the large EK Success flower punch then used my SU eyelet border punch to punch out the tip of the petals.
Hope you all have a great week end.....
Thanks for stopping by...


Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Sorry for not commenting....

we are still away on holiday enjoying all this wonderful sunshine but I am having problems with my notepad PC, for some reason it wont allow me to comment on your I will try and get this sorted out when we get home tomorrow but wanted to let you know.....


Lovely as a Tree

This is the last sample card I will post from our SU night we had...  Another great set called 'Lovely as a Tree'.  Stamped and coloured the image with watercolours then I cut it into 3 parts, mounted onto card then placed on the SU backing paper.  Cuttlebug wood effect embossing folder use, Sentiment from the Oval all set.
Well hopefully the last 5 posts which were scheduled have worked!!

Monday, 18 April 2011

Bloomin with Beauty.....

I love this little stamp, its from the Stampin Up set 'Bloomin with Beauty'.  Flower is coloured with pencils.  Backing papers are SU the embossing folder is SU Finial Press which is very pretty.  Sentiment is also from the same set.

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Vintage Vogue.........

Another card using a Stampin Up set, this one is called Vintage Vogue.
 Love the Rich Razzleberry colour which I have used for the flowers which I have 3D and added a brad in the centre.
Also used, Squsre Lattice embossing folder, Eyelet border punch, window punch and the lovely razzleberry ribbon.  Faux brads on the corners.

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Organic Grace.....

  Stampin Up's Organic Grace set is where this little stamp comes from, this is such a lovely set.  I've sponged a background and the stamped the flowers on and added a little bit of white gel pen on the flower heads.
Background stamp is called 'En Francais' its a lovely big background stamp.  Backing papers from SU.  SU scallop border punched used across the centre and also the two ovals.. cant remember which set the Happy Birthday sentiment comes from.

Friday, 15 April 2011

Flight of the Butterfly

Another sample card this time its the samll  butterfly stamp from the Stampin Up set Flight of the Butterfly.
Punched out the butterflies and then place them on a small frame made from S.U Scallop trim corner punch also I've used the scallop lace border punch across the centre.
Backing paper is SU so is the sentiment and punched ovals, SU photo corners also used and of course no card is complete without a couple of pearls!
Thanks for looking....

Thursday, 14 April 2011

An oldie but goody...

This little stamp I have for years, but although its simple it a pretty little stamp.  Its one of Anita's.  Coloured with pencils and mounted onto black card and I've added that lovely SU square lattice embossing folder.  Backing paper is from SU.  Border punch is a Martha Stewart one.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Another Award....thank you Patti

The lovely Patti from Stampersize gave me this lovely award thank you so much Patti I really appreciate  it.
The rules for this award are:
1) Post about it on your blog and link over to the sender (thank them as well) 

2) Pass it on to those who visit your blog and leave comments regularly.

Its very difficult as I would hate to upset anyone but I have selected the following:
Debby from scrapjourney
Carole from Apples & Pears
Chris from  ellas craft creations
Val from Aquarius
Shirley from Nannyflash
Karen from Serendipity Dragonfly
Janie from Janies Creative Corner
Fabiola from mon pit monde
Sylvie from Gibmiss

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Organic Grace.......

Firstly thank you eveyone for your kind get well wishes I really did appreciate them. Today I am really feeling so much better and yesterday spent some time in my craft room.
Haven't done any challenges this week so thought I would post over the next few days some of the sample cards that I had made for our Club night as we are having a Stamin Up night on Weds.  We have a library box in club which contains stamp sets, punches, ink pads etc which the girls can take home and use if they wish so Karen and I thought it would be a good idea to encourage the girls to use our library box more so we have both been making samples card and other things using SU products.
  On this card I have used stamps from the Organic Grace set.  SU products used are, backing paper, Spiral punch, Oval punch.  Sentiment is from the Oval all set. Leaves stamped directly onto card then I have 3D the flowers.

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Sorry for not posting....

Just to say I haven't posted anything over the last week as I have been suffering from a nasty chest infection, the antibiotics seem to have kicked in now so hopefully will be back in a couple of days...


Monday, 4 April 2011

Penny Black Saturday challenge.....

I'm playing catch up this week as but managed to get my Penny Black Challenge card made today. Our challenge this week was a card plan..
The stamp I have used is one which I won on Penny Black and is called 'Aspire' and its such a versatile stamp.
Backing paper is from Basic Grey Euphoria pad, also used was the SU scallop border punch and two of their oval punches and ribbon. The sentiment is by Personal Impressions and the
white daisy flowers have been in my sewing box for years but I knew one day they would come in see us crafters aren't horders we just buy 'cause we will need them one day'...well thats my theory..lOl..lOl...

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Less is more Challenge..... Week 9

A touch of Red is this weeks Less is More challenge and although I should be making samples for our club meeting I just wanted to make my card for this great challenge.
I've used Penny Blacks 'Mixed Media' stamp and just coloured the poppies red, mounted the image onto card then used Crafts Too dotty embossing folder on the main card and of course that little extra touch...yes its pearls!!!
I'm also entering this card in the Penny Black at Allsorts challenge

Saturday, 2 April 2011

St Lukes Charity Card Challenge......First Challenge......Say it with Flowers

This is the first challenge for the new St Lukes Charity Card Challenge...
Our first challenge is called 'Say it with Flowers', any flowers, any style just include a flower on your card.  I have chosed to use the Magenta Gareden Flower Tiles Stamps which are lovely....  Coloured with pencils and then each tile mountoed onto back card.
Backing paper is from Papermania Rose garden pad.
SU. Square lattice embossing folder used across the middle, which is now available over here,  Martha Stewart border punched  used at the bottom and also EK success corner adorner punch.
Hopefully you will join in the wonderful challenge.