Welcome to my little blog

Hi all and welcome to my blog. Thank you for popping in and feel free to have a good browse. I'm hoping to be adding cards on a regular basis, probably not daily but as often as I can. Thanks for dropping in and I hope you'll visit again soon.

Monday, 30 June 2008

Doodle Challenge 2

This is my Atc for the Buddly Doodle Challenge. I have used papers from Daisy Company and coloured the ellies in Psp. If you nip over to the Cuddly Buddly forum you can pick up the stack of ellies image, colour, then make an Atc and post it on the Buddly Challenge blog. Look forward to seeing everyones Atc's.

Awards

I have recieved 2 of these awards today one from Elaine and one from Gail so I would like to say thank you to both of you.
The rules are
1. The winner can put the logo on his/her blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the boys/girls you've nominated

Unfortunately I don't know any bloggers that haven't already received them so I will pass them onto these people and apologise if you have already received them hundreds of times.
Marion whose glitter cards are gorgeous.
Ruth who has only just started her blog and has made a great job of it so far.
Pauline, her blog been go has been going for a while and she really makes some lovely cards.
Sonia who started blogging at the same time as me and her blog is absolutely brill
Bev whose blog and cards are lovely although she doesn't think so herself.
Linda who is a lovely kind lady who would do anything to help you out and
Edna who make the most wonderful cards.

Penny Black Challenge 3

The PB challenge this week was colours. You have to use 3 colours on your card, pink, brown and green so here's my attempt. I have watercoloured the stamp and have used papers from Raspberry Road Designs some ribbon and some flowers.

Sunday, 29 June 2008

Friday Sketches Challenge 8

Here's my card for the Friday Sketchers Challenge. I have watercoloured a Tilda stamp and the papers are a free download from Raspberry Road Designs flowers are Prima.

Saturday, 28 June 2008

Dutch Dare Challenge 3

The Dutch Dare challenge this week was to use 3 buttons and 3 ribbons. so here's mine. I have used an old sketch from Poetic Artistry, papers from Tinkers Vineyard, a Penny Black stamp which is watercoloured and the flowers are coloured with Sakura Stardust pens. There are 2 different ribbons going through the middle of the card and the 3rd piece I have used to make the bow and 3 buttons in the bottom left hand corner.

Friday, 27 June 2008

Cute Card Thursday 16

This weeks challenge was to make a card without using any patterned paper. Here's my attempt. I needed to make a wedding card for a friend who's getting married in a couple of weeks so thought this challenge would be an ideal opportunity to get it done. She's wearing a red dress so thought I would make the card to fit in hence the red borders and ribbon. The stamp is a Penny Black which is watercoloured and the flowers are coloured with Sakura stardust pens.

Thursday, 26 June 2008

Tilda and friends

The Tilda and Friends challenge this week was to make an Atc using summer flowers so this is my attempt. I have used daisy paper from Daisy Company and have watercoloured my Tilda image.

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Circles

Well, didn't think I would get the chance to make a card today but managed to fit this quick one in while the chicken was cooking for tea. It's for the MTTC challenge which was Circles. I have used papers from Daisy Company, Dana stamp from Cuddly Buddly which I have watercoloured and a piece of ribbon and some punched flowers and gems.

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Papertake Challenge

Here's my card for this weeks Papertake Weekly challenge I have used papers form the Daisy Company, Prima flowers and some ribbon, the sentiment was printed on PC.

Dutch Dare Challenge 2

Found the new Dutch Dare challenge blog from a link on Ruth's blog so thought I'd join all. This weeks challenge was to create a card with a stamped image, so I have used a Penny Black stamp which I have coloured with watercolour pencils, Swiss Dots embossing folder and some ribbon which I think could do with being a bit darker colour.

Monday, 23 June 2008

We've Gone Dotty

This weeks Tilda and Co challenge is to make your card using dots and I just love dots. I have used Pink Petticoat papers and have paper pieced Tilda to match. I stamped Happy Birthday in the top corner but it didn't stamp very well, think I might need to replace the ink pad, and added flowers from stash.

Sunday, 22 June 2008

PB Challenge 2

This is the card I have made for this weeks Penny Black Challenge all you had to do was make a card that you would give a friend. Have used the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder on linen card for my background.

Saturday, 21 June 2008

Friday Sketchers Challenge 7

Here's my card for this weeks Friday Sketchers challenge, really love this sketch and will certainly be using it again. I have used my new Tilda stamp which I have watercoloured with pencils but she was a bit to big for this card so had to cut out some of the confetti she was throwing. The papers are a download from the Daisy Company, wasn't too keen on them when I printed them out but once I put them on the card they looked completely different and I quite like them now.

Friday, 20 June 2008

My Time To Craft Challenge 19

This is my card for this weeks MTTC challenge. The challenge was to use buttons and buckles but seeing as its not something I normally use I didn't have anything in my stash that I could use so pinched a couple of buttons from an old cardie but had to leave out the buckle. I have used the Bootiful Stampz Maggie that i won in the prize draw a few weeks ago and have watercoloured her.

Thursday, 19 June 2008

Cute Card Thursday Challenge 15

This weeks challenge over at Cute Card Thursday was just to make a birthday card so here's my effort. I have used Eva one of the new stamps from Cuddly Buddly and watercoloured her using twinkle paints and the papers are also from Cuddly Buddly.

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Papertake Challenge 5

This weeks Papertake Challenge was to use Hot colours, reds, yellows, hot pink etc. I have used papers from Shabby Princess and a PB stamp.

Cuddly Buddly Anna

Made this card using Kim's new stamps, there are six of them altogether and I was really naughty and bought all of them although I've not yet had time to play with them properly. This young lady's name is Anna and I have stamped her onto linen card and coloured her using polychromo pencils and sansador. Not yet sure if I like this way of colouring but perhaps like they say practice makes perfect. Have also used Kim's Patchwork papers

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Stack Of Ellies

This is the card I made for Kims Doodle Challenge. I have coloured the ellies in Psp and used Kim's Patchwork papers, a bit of glamour dust on the balloons and a few flowers and gems. All you need to do if you want to join in with this challenge is to nip over to the Cuddly Buddly forum where you can pick up a copy of this image, colour it in, pop it on a card and nip back and post it on the same thread.

Monday, 16 June 2008

Friday Sketchers Challenge 6

Here's my card for this weeks Friday Sketchers challenge. Have coloured the stamp using paints from The Works and have used papers from Daisy Company and Prima flowers.

Sunday, 15 June 2008

PB Challenge 1

The first challenge on the PB Challenge blog was to use your first stamp which was easy for me as I don't have that many, yet lol. Have watercoloured this stamp and used papers from Daisy Company.

Birds

Just a quick card today, made this one last night for the MTTC Challenge the challenge was to use birds so this was about all I could come up with. Have used papers from Daisie and Company and PC Crafter Mitzi the Duck image.

Friday, 13 June 2008

Cute Card Thursday Challenge 14


The challenge this week on the CCT blog was to use 3 different types of embellishment on your card so I have used flowers, brads and gems. The Tilda image was coloured using watercolour pencils and I have used Glamour Dust on the wings. The papers are from Shabby Princess.

Thursday, 12 June 2008

Bits and Pieces


This weeks challenge over at Tilda & Friends is to make an Atc using up some of the bits and pieces you may have in your stash, each piece should be no bigger than 2.5cm x 5cm, so here is my attempt. I have used papers from Cuddly Buddly and a few gems.

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Papertake Weekly Challenge 4

This weeks Papertake Challenge sketch was by Katharina. I have used a Penny Black stamp and Shabby Princess papers and I have added Glamour Dust to the hearts and punched the border around the image with a Fiskars punch

Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Another 18th Birthday Card


Was asked to make this card for one of the people I work with, for her daughter to give to her friend. I have used Cuddly Buddly Papers, Swiss Dots embossing folder and I printed the 18 on the pc and cut out and embossed.

Woohoo...

....I've won a prize. If you enter any of the weekly challenges over at My Time To Craft your name gets entered into a prize draw and I won. I'm so excited I've never won anything before. I can't wait fot it to come now, I think it's a stamp.

Sunday, 8 June 2008

My Time To Craft Challenge 17

This weeks challenge over at My Time To Craft was to make anything using brads and eyelets, so I thought instead of a card I would make a door hanger for Katie's room. I have used eyelets to thread the ribbon through and a brad in the middle of the flower. The image is Kim's Charley stamp which I have paper pieced using Kim's Patchwork of Papers the background paper is also from the same set. The letters are cut on my Cuttlebug.

Saturday, 7 June 2008

Cute Card Thursday Challenge 13

Well I struggled with this one, think it was just the thought of making Christmas cards in June. But considering the weather we've had here today I think it was very apt. We've had thunder and lightning and even hail here today, whats happened to the summer? I have used a Penny Black stamp for this card and the paper was from a free download but can't remember where from, sorry.

Thursday, 5 June 2008

More Swiss Dots and Emmy

My card for today has been made using Kim's, Emmy rubber stamp which I have coloured with watercolour pencils. I have also used Kim's Patchwork of Papers and more Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, oh and a flower and a gem.

Wednesday, 4 June 2008

18th Birthday Card

Made this card for the daughter of a friend, I'm going a bit swiss dotty mad at the moment, I just love them. Have used Kim's Patchwork of Papers and the sentiment was printed on the pc.

Tuesday, 3 June 2008

My card for today

My card for today was made using Tilda with Bird stamp which I have coloured using some cheap shimmery paints from The Works and backing paper from Kim's Patchwork of Papers. The swiss dots embossing bit was sent to me by a friend, thank you, to keep me going till my own folder arrived, which lovely Mr Postie delivered to me today.

Monday, 2 June 2008

Tilda & Co Challenge 22

This weeks Tilda & Co challenge was to make a none card, you could make anything you like as long as it wasn't a card. I started off making an Atc but decided it was a bit boring so turned it into a gift card holder instead and seeing as it's Kirsty's best friend's birthday next week thought I could then use it for that. The papers are from Pink Petticoat and the flower is from my stash.

Sunday, 1 June 2008

Buddly Atc Challenge


This is my DT Atc for the Buddly Challenge this challenge was flight so I have used an image from Kims Magical Miss set which I have decoupaged in places, added Glamour Dust to the wings and a few gems on the flowers. Why don't you nip over to the Buddly Challenge blog and try the challenge for yourself