Monday, 26 September 2011

Less is More - Week 34

LIM challenge  is a card plan this week with the image on the top left hand side and sentiment on the right hand corner.
I needed to make a 'thank you' card so thought card would be fit this weeks challenge.
Image stamped from S.U. 'Just Believe' set and rather than put a sentiment across the stamped image I've placed some tiny punched out flowers with pearl centres.  Sentiment is computer generated.

My craft room is in great need of a tidy up so thats my job for this morning....where's that 'tidy up' fairy when you need her??

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Promise not to laugh - My efforts....

 We have a really fun morning yesterday in our FIMO workshop the lovely Sarah from Character Creations came and tried to teach 10 of us how to make these little characters and also a loaf of bread, I managed also to make a cottage loaf with left over clay.
Unfortunately I forgot to take my camera so all I have to show you is mine.  Well they aren't exactly wonderful but at least I have had a go and we all had a lots of laughs along the way.  My Christmas fell apart as it was going in the oven but I thought I would still show you.  My cat looks as thought he has an absess as his whiskers are too big and his head lobsided, my bears head and paws are also  too big but the gingerbread man and snowman I am quite happy with.... We shall be doing another workshop next year and next time will take my camera...

Sarah's work is amazing please pop to her website and have a look, she has made a wedding cake topper for one of my daughters and also two Christening cake toppers, on the wedding topper she copied my daughters wedding dress and her husbands waistcoat they even looked like them and the same with the christening toppers....Sarah is such a clever lady...
Thanks for looking....


Friday, 23 September 2011

A Rose is a Rose

So late in posting today and no post yesterday.....Well I do have an excuse for yesterday as I went to the craft show at Westpoint, Exeter with friends, we had a brilliant day but we all spend too much money but we all came home happy 'bunnies'

This card has been sat on my desk for almost a week so thought I had better post it, the rose is from S.U. A Rose is a Rose stamp set, backing papers, embossing folders and ribbon are also S.U.  Mounted the rose onto a Cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder then onto a Marianne die.
I wont be posting tomorrow as I am going to a FIMO workshop with some of the girls from our craft club...

Thanks for looking


Wednesday, 21 September 2011

A parcel from Holland...

 I had a lovely surprise on Monday a lovely package from Cornelie my lovely blogging friend in Holland. A beautiful card was inside my parcel along with some lovely stamped images.  Cornelie and I decided to exchange some images of different stamps that hopefully neither of us had got...what a wonderful selection Cornelie sent me and I shall look forward to colouring them in.  Pop over to Cornelie's blog and check out her lovely cards...

Monday, 19 September 2011

Penny Black Challenge...week 169

Penny Blacks  challenge this week is FRIENDSHIP....the stamp I have used for this is called 'Guess what'.  Image coloured with pecils and mounted onto Nesties...
Backing paper was a 'freebie' pad and is just called 'Pink Petticoat Wild Blossoms collection.
M.Stewart fence punch used, corners are Cuttlebug.  The crochet flower is one that my very clever friend Jan made me...

Thanks for looking...

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Bah Humbug - challenge 37

How quickly the weeks seem to be flying by now but at least I have a lovely pile of Christmas cards already thanks to the Bah Humbug
This weeks challenge is called 'Flourishes/Swirls'.  My image is a stamp by Magenta..coloured with copics and I've sponged the background, 3D the flower and using glossy accents in the centre added some gold 'Accent beads'.  The 'swirls' on the background are from one if the Cuttlebug embossing folders.  Sentiment if from S.U.  The photograph isn't good as theres is rather a lot of gold on the card and as you know it always reflects....

Thanks for looking


Friday, 16 September 2011


Love this image from LOTV.....just added a little more colour to the die cut image and mounted onto Nesties.
Backing paper is Core'dination card which I've put through the Bigshot using a Creative Expressions mask called Delicate Mask then useing a fine sander block just sanded over the top until the 'core' colour came through.  I thought the dark purple was too much so just added the same mask but in whate and cut a small slice off and put on the top of the purple.  Added some raffia across the back, flower and a few pearls to finish the card off.  The settiment is from Craftwork Cards.

Thanks for looking..

Thursday, 15 September 2011

St Lukes charity card challenge....mid month post

The  St Lukes Charity card challenge this month was to use 4 of the following:
on your card.  My items 4 for this card are, Punches, pattened paper, embossed background and buttons (card candy).
The stamped image is by Papermania, sentiment paper is from a K and Co pad, embossed background is done using one of the Creative Expression Masks which has been put through my Bigshot. Sentiment is from Tim Holtz.

You still have time to join in our challenge and a chance to win a great set of stamps from if you haven't already made your card, get those stamps and ink pads out and start crafting.....



Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Penny Black Challenge....

Penny Blacks challenge this week is called 'Delicious'.  Apart from a couple of the mice stamps that the DT had used I looked for something else and spotted this stamp on the 'j'aime Paris' set of clear stamps it does have a Delicious cake on it so hope thats ok.
Coloured with copic pens, Su embossing folder used to mount the image on.  Not sure where the backing paper is from as I have lost the front cover!  Marther Stewart heart punched along with a leaf punch and a Nellie Snellen flower punch.


Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Hello Dear....

A really quick post this morning.  'Hello Dear' is the  name of this lovely Penny Black stamp thats been sat on my desk for a few weeks..
Coloured with Pencils and mounted onto a Nestie.  Backing paper is from S.U.
S.U. scallop border punch and Quickutz corner die also used and a few pearls....
Off to try and get my challenges done for this week..


Monday, 12 September 2011

Winters Tale........

Just love this stamp set from Andy Skinner its called ' Winters Tale'  you get 9 different stamps in the set but also of course it doesn't have to be winter scene.
I've only used 7 stamps from the set on this card.  Stamped onto kraft card with Versafine then coloured with pencils, I only used 2 pencils white and brown, I then highlighted areas where the snow would be heavier with a white gel pen....I've made other cards like this but have varied the design. The only thing I'm not sure about is the where the sentiment is?
Thanks for popping by...


Sunday, 11 September 2011

Less is More....week 32

This weeks challenge for LIM is 'one layer - seeing double' which I thought was a great challenge.
I've used two stamps for this challenge the flower one is a S.U. stamp from the  ' Touch of nature set' and the sentiment is from S.U. 'Because I care' set. 
Sponged an oval background with distress inks, inked up the flowers using marker pens and stamped then added the sentiment.

Thanks for looking


Saturday, 10 September 2011

Tatty Ted.....

Just love these little Tatty Ted stamps from Docrafts but when stamping I found you need to stamp them very lightly otherwise little Ted is just too dark to colour.
Coloured Ted with pale grey copic pen and used pencils for his umbrella then mounted him into a Nellie die.  Backing paper is from Stampin Up, also used Swiss dots embossing folder and S.U. eyelet punch. Flowers from stash.

Thanks for popping by.


Friday, 9 September 2011

Nature Walk...

Yesterday I had a little play with one of my new S.U. stamp sets called 'Nature walk'.
Stamped the little bird twice so he would stand out and popped the bird cage and bee onto pads. Embossing folder used along the bottom and then I've punched along the edge.
All products used are Stampin Up except for the vintage seam binding...also added 3 faux brads.
As we should have been on holiday this week, we are having a day out and heading off to Stourhead  National Trust,   we have walked the grounds several times  but have never been into the house.  Although the weather isn't sunny it does seem warm out there...
catch up with you again tomorrow..


Thursday, 8 September 2011


I dont very often buy craft magazines but two of them caught my eye when I was shopping and both had lovely 'freebies' on them.  One being this lovely little Humphrey stamp and the other having a book of M.M.E Christmas papers.
Humphrey was stamped and coloured with copic pens and mounted on nesties.
Selected two of the M.M.E papers and just added a little bit of ribbon and a glitter...a very quick Christmas card.


Wednesday, 7 September 2011

French Foliage...

Managed to have a quick play with my Stampin Up French Foliage set a couple of days ago.
Using Old Olive, chocolate chip and Really Rust ink pads stamped a backgroud using 4 of the stamps from the set then stamped the larger leaves in old olive and sponged them with really rust before placing them with silicone on the centre piece.  Not really sure about the labels sentiment in the middle though....mmm.  Need to have another play with this set.
Just added a little bit of vintage seam binding.


Tuesday, 6 September 2011

CR8FN colour challenge....

Thought I would join in the CR8FN colour challenge this week. Using Clarity Stamps Alium stamps.  There are 3 stamps all together, stamped onto card then  I scanned the images and printed onto acetate then put some double sided clear sticky plastic (which was and idea given to me by my lovely friend Val Glover) behind the image then added some 'snake type' turqouise paper behind the flowers, mounted the images onto pale blue card which I embossed.  Added some neutral ribbon along thise side and a sentiment.Finally I added some turqouise glitter glue to the flower heads to add a bit of sparkle.
Thanks for looking...


Monday, 5 September 2011

Penny Black challenge...- week 167

The challenge over at Penny Black this week is 'Make a scene'.
The two stamps I have used are 'Snowy and Hedgy' also the Christmas tree from Penny Blacks 'Winter whites and Greens' stamp set.
Torn paper has been used to create snow hills and then glittered.  Imaged coloured with Copic pens.  Cuttlebug large snowflake die also used.
Also entering this card in Penny Blacks Allsorts challenge.
Thanks for looking


Saturday, 3 September 2011

Bah Humbug challenge 35

Where are the weeks going to can't believe we are into September already but thanks to the Bah Humbug challenge by pile of Christmas cards are growing nicely.
 Our challenge this week is sentiments/Text the stamp I have used is a Hero Arts one called ' Holiday christmas Message'.  For the background I used one of Marianne's picture embossing frames the cut my sentiment stamp out and mounted it onto nesties and placed in the centre.
Flowers from stash, Nellie leaf punch also used.

Thanks for looking...


Thursday, 1 September 2011

St Lukes charity card challenge....

Another month and another challenge over at St Lukes Charity Card challenge
Our new challenge for this month is a Card Buffet where you have a list of items that can be used on your card and you are asked to use only a certain number of them.  The menu was:
Patterned paper, Ribbon, Gems, Pearls, Charms, Flowers, Punches, buttons, Embossing and String.... you are asked to use only 4 of  items on your card but you are allowed to have a focal image and sentiment.
My 4 items that I have chosen to use are:  Textured Core-dinations whitewash paper which I have sanded the bottom half and embossed the top using an embossing folder. Ribbon and pearls.
The focal image is one of Joanna sheens stamps this one is the 'Wild rose'. I have stamped onto watercolour paper and used Distress Inks to colour.
Please pop across to the St Lukes Blog and see prize you could win this month for entering a card, if you would also like to donate your card then the address is also on the St Lukes Blog....