Sunday, 27 June 2010

Friday Night.

Morning, hope you are all well - oooh do I mention the match???? Nah!!

On Friday I went to Angelas who has the blog Sparkly Cards, for a bit of a crafty night making easel cards. Angela had prepped everything before hand so we just had to do our designs etc. I made it very easy for myself and really just copied Angelas, here are the cards we made:

Thanks for a great night - looking forward to the next one!!

Also, this last week been having a bit of a splurge - ordering nesties, stamps etc. I have loved the look of the nesties labels dies for ages so finally bought labels 1 off ebay - well you have to have a little play don't you - so used one of the labels to cut the paper on this card:

I love this card. You know sometimes you make a card and are really pleased with it - that is how I feel about this one - I just love it. lol

Not sure the name of the backing paper as bought it off a lady in America on Etsy.
The image is a digi coloured with promarkers.
The sentiment is one I just printed off word and had an attempt to edge it using a green whispers stamp pad.

I would like to enter it for the brown, blue & green challenge at Sweet Stampin Challenge.
The Blues & Green Challenge at Our Creative Corner
Green & Brown with Scrapping with I did it creations
Anything goes at Digi doodles challenge
Anything goes at Sew Many Challenges
Lets go Digital at Crafty Catz

p.s. Come on England!!

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Card for a Teenager.

Hi all, hope you are all enjoying the fine weather and tennis (not mentioning the football!!). Although, it is good that when the others are watching matches I can faff on - lol. Here is a card I have made for my nephew:

And with a tenuous link to the green & blue challenge at Die Cut Dreams Challenges here - I would like to enter this card - however, not sure if they are looking for more green & blue, so I will understand if my card isn't entered into the challenge. I would also like to enter it for this challenge at CraftyCard Makers.

The paper I think is from a masculine range.
Image coloured with promarkers ( and I have a new white gel pen - what a difference a bit of highlighting makes.
The image was from Angela at Sparkly Cards (Thank you!!)
I have also crimped some craft paper
Button is from stash & sentiment printed off internet.

Thanks for looking x

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

MSE Challenge

Over on the card making forum on MSE, Melissa set the challenge of lilac/purple - and I just happened to have recently made a card in these colours:

I love the sentiment on this card.

I would also like to enter it in the kaboodle challenge
Thanks for looking x

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Just a quick second post.

Got quite a few cards stacked up awaiting birthdays - think I am about a year in advance (lol)!!

Recently bought a square punch to have a go at similar sorts of cards a la fiddlefart, then this challenge came up and thought could give it a go with the freebie Spiderhenry image from the talented Katharina.

The red backing card is from the papermill shop
Blue Squares are punched from Smirk for men papers.
Sentiment from Craftwork Cards
Image coloured with promarkers.

I would like to enter this card into the Passion for promarkers challenge 56.

Crafty Place Card Swap.

Good morning!! Hope any dads reading this are having a relaxing Sunday - unfortunately the dad in this house is at work - boo!!!
Anyway, just wanted to post the lovely card I received from Crafty Juju - over at Crafty Place there is a card swap and this month the theme was animals, crafty was my chosen swap partner and this is what postie brought -

How cute is that?? Enclosed where some lovely embossed sentiments and images which will come in handy - thanks so much crafty!!

Ooh, almost forgot this is the card I posted to her:

I used my Big Shot as well - yay!!!

Monday, 14 June 2010

Fathers Day Card.

Well, I had one more fathers day card to make - this is for my youngest to give to his dad. There was an offer on over at Nutcrafters that when you placed an order you got a free digi stamp - so whats a girl to do??? Well, I think you know - so a little bit of retail therapy later I got my stamp - and made my card.

Just incase you are wondering - 'Dad Bloke' - is Ians avatar on the wii and it is a bit of a family name.

I used the sizzix to die cut the letters, backing paper from Smirk range.

I would like to enter it in the following challenges:

Totally Gorgeous
Magical Crafts
Cupcake Craft
Cards for men.

Thanks for looking.

A bit of fun !

Angela over at Sparkly Cards, very kindly nominated me for this award:

Thanks Angela!! you have certainly made me think for this award you have to think of 6 lies and 1 truth about yourself or 7 truths and 1 lie , thank & link the person who nominated you, pop the award on your blog and nominate 7 others. So here are 7 things about me - truth or fiction - have a guess!!

1) On the first X Factor - I had an audition in front of Simon, Amanda & Piers.

2) I have a nut allergy.

3) I work with my husbands ex-wife.

4) I like going to the gym.

5) I am an excellent parallel parker.

6) I have given up wine.

7) I havent bought any magazines this month.

I would like to nominate:

The Wife
Chocolate Orange

Saturday, 12 June 2010

First ever embossing attempt!!

Well, as you may know from earlier posts Santa very kindly brought me a Big Shot for Christmas and to be honest I didn't really use it after I scared myself when it made a cracking noise and I also put a die in upside down - honestly I am so daft sometimes!! Anyway, at Harrogate in March I bought some scalloped circles and needed to use them so blew the dust off- and hurrah - everything is fine. So feeling brave I ordered an embossing folder and had a little go - yay no problems there either - so here is my first ever card made with my new embossing folder:

This is co-incidence honestly as not really into football! But it is red, white & blue with some little clear gems that I got with a Hero Arts stamp. I would like to enter this into the Crafty Catz embossing challenge. And cupcakecraft challenge -dazzle us.

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, 10 June 2010

On a Roll!

Well I have been having another bit colour in - and I shouldn't really - you would think I had nothing else to do!! (such as a huge pile of ironing - ahem!).

I have used MME papers that were free with a magazine, ribbon that I got from the sale in Hobbycraft - and the image kindly sent to me by a friend. However, this time instead of going dst mad I have mainly used 3d sticky pads - I wasnt sure how it would work because the papers aren't particularly thick - but it seems ok.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Creative Card Crew - Thank you
Lili of the Valley - Sketch
Charisma Cardz - spots & stripes

Thank you for looking xx.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Another card for a challenge.

Hi, hope you are well and better than this bloomin weather - well I hope last week wasnt our summer!!!
Anyway, this morning I had a fabby time with Angela who has the blog Sparkly Cards, have a pop over to her blog - she has some lovely creations!!! Angela, very kindly gave me some promarker tips and let me pick her brains about all sorts of crafty things so with an image that I started this morning I have made the following:

I love this image - and the colours are quite different to what I would normally use - more pro-markers on my shopping list!!! I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Angels - my favourite stamp.
Die cut Dreams - angels.

Thank you for looking.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Busy Weekend.

Hello.... well had a busy weekend - cracking on with some cards - a couple are for birthdays coming up but mainly just having a little faff on, so though would share them with you:

Oh what a nightmare trying to cut this image out!! (also think I am going a little dotty - quite a few of the cards I have blogged recently have dots on - lol).

This next one is for my best friends son who is 4 next month - I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:

The papers are part of the Smirk for men
Image - digi had stored in my downloads
Letters cut with Big Shot
Critter sketch blog (childs birthday card)
Daisy Doodles (fathers day/manly - hope as it is for a boy it will be classed as manly - but just let
me know if not)
Crafty Catz: red & black

Lastly.... for now:-) anyway:

I would like to enter this one for Totally papercrafts - more than one fold challenge - this is for my f-i-l who doesnt like anything too fussy and other than his garden doesnt really have any other hobbies not sure if it is a little plain??? I was really surprised at how easy this card was to do and would like to thank Rainmac for the inspiration.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Totally Gorjuss challenge entry.

Hi, just a quick post from me tonight. I would like to enter the card below for The Wings challenge over at Totally Gorjuss

Hope it is ok - afraid I dont really know about the image or papers as I was lucky enough to receive them - however the image has been coloured with promarkers (with inspiration from Card Oasis) and I have used Anitas 3d clear gloss finish to highlight the shoes and ladybug dots.