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.

Thursday, 12 November 2009

A couple more

Well I think I'm on a roll, I've made 26 of these cards so far and I've decided that I'm going to do all of my Christmas cards like this, they are so quick and easy. I've used a DigiStamp Boutique Image coloured with Promarkers with a bit of added glamour dust.

Monday, 9 November 2009

Woohoo a card at last

It might be plain and simple but its a card. Think all my Christmas cards are going to have to be plain and simple like this else at the rate I'm going I'll still be doing them in January. I have used a PB stamp, coloured with promarkers.

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

A Wedding Card

My sister asked me to make a Wedding card for two friends of hers that are getting married next week. I couldn't do the usual bride and groom theme because they are a female couple. Didn't quite know where to start with this one especially seeing as my card making skills have been non exsistent of late but I'm quite pleased with the result.

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

A Card At Last

A card at last - and it fits two challenges, the sketch which is from Cutie Sunday and it also fits SCSC which is One For The Girls. Image is from CC Designs and the papers are Pebbles Inc

Monday, 21 September 2009

Something Different



Seeing as I'm struggling to make cards at the moment I thought I'd try my hand at jewellery making. The first photo is a bracelet and the second earrings. I took loads of photos of these
but for some reason I couldn't get a decent one. The bracelet is actually pink and blue beads and the earrings aren't blurry in real life and have got little roses inside the bead. Neither are perfect, I know, but for a first attempt I'm quite pleased with how they have turned out. Katie has already pinched the bracelet for her friends birthday.

Friday, 18 September 2009

Another Quick One

When I say another quick one I mean it was quick to put together but I spent a good part of the afternoon thinking about how to put it together, oh mojo please come back all is forgiven. I am going to enter this one into SCSC which is Teenage Boys so I think this one fits the bill. Can't remember what the papers are but the image is from Digistamp Boutique.

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Truly Scrumptious

Saw this sketch over at the Truly Scrumptious challenge blog and thought yes I like this sketch I'll give it a go. Image is from CC Designs and papers are My Minds Eye.

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Just A Quick Card

Just a quick card from me today its about all I can manage at the moment, I seem to have lost all my enthusiasm for card making so for the time being I am just doing quick easy cards for my box and not for challenges unless they happen to fit the challenges. I have used a stamp from Cuddly Buddly, coloured with Promarkers and the paper is by Bo Bunny.

Monday, 14 September 2009

Forever Friends DT Card

The Forever Friends challenge this week is to use black and white and one other colour of your choice. I have used Pink Petticoat papers and decided not to colour my image for this one.
I'm sad to say that this is my last DT card for this challenge as I have decided to leave but I wish the girls all the best for the future it's been a pleasure to work with such talented ladies and of course I will be joining in the challenges when I can.

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Polka Dot Party


The MTTC challenge this week is Polka Dot Party, I have made a quickie card because I have completely lost my mojo. The image is Katie a Cuddly Buddly stamp and the papers are Doodlebug.

Monday, 7 September 2009

Forever Friends - Wrap It Up




This weeks Forever Friends challenge is Wrap It Up, you could make a gift box, gift tag, a gift card holder or even a gift themed card, the choice is yours. I have decided to make a little gift box and have printed the design paper, by Mechelle Conrad, directly onto the cardstock. Image has been coloured with Promarkers.

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Back From Hols

I'm back off my holiday now and trying to get back into the swing of things again. Had loads of washing to do but have more or less caught up on that now, thankfully. Not really in the mood for card making at the moment and my laptops on the blink so thats making things harder but hopefully I'll get back into the card making mood soon. Back to work for me tomorrow too after a six and a half week break so I'm not looking forward to that and the girls are also back to school. Once I'm back to the usual routine I will try and catch up on blog hoping and hopefully get a bit of inspiration.

Monday, 31 August 2009

Forever Friends - Eyelets or Brads

Morning all, I've scheduled this card to go onto my blog because I'm on holiday so I'm hoping that Blogger is behaving and has put it on at the right time. It's my DT card for the Forever Friends challenge which this week is to use Eyelets or Brads on your creations, I have opted for eyelets and have put one either side of my image and one in the middle of the flower and inside of the eyelet hole I have put a glittery gem. Image is of course a FF image coloured with Promarkers and papers are Bloom & Grow by My Minds Eye.

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Off on my hols

Hi all, I'm off on my hols tomorrow, not going far just to Perran Sands in Cornwall, but its a break and I'm really looking forward to it. Just hoping the weather improves a bit. Not taking my lappy so I'll see you all in a week.

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Sketch and Stash Challenge

Today's card is for this weeks Sketch and Stash challenge. I've rotated the sketch for this one and haven't put any embellies on it because I wanted to keep it simple. I have used my new Bazil Bling card and new Bloom and Grow papers. The image is a digi stamp from CC Designs.

Award from Poppy

I received this lovely award today from Poppy, thank you so much for thinking of me Poppy.

Monday, 24 August 2009

Forever Friends - Sandra's Sketch

This weeks Forever Friends challenge is a great sketch by Sandra. I have used papers from Basic Grey. To see the sketch and join in the challenge click here

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Travel

Travel is the theme for this weeks A Spoon Full Of Sugar challenge and what better way to travel than by balloon lol. Image is from CC Designs and papers are Doodlebug.

Friday, 21 August 2009

Two Challenges, One Card

Two cards in one day from me I must be on a roll. This one is for the ABC challenge, which is B for buttons and the CCT challenge which is Lazy Dayz - summer inspired cards. Nothing says summer more to me than a nice strawberry ice-cream on a hot summers day but perhaps with the weather we seem to be getting an umbrella would be more appropiate. I have used a gorgeous new digi stamp from CC Designs called Kiki La Rue and the papers are My Minds Eye.

PTW 100 Challenge - Take Your Pick

This is my card for the PTW challenge and this week you can take you pick of any of the past challenges. I have choosen Simply Stripes which was one of the challenges in February 2008. I have kept this one nice and simple and have used paper from a local craft shop but I don't know what make it is. The image is a gorgeous new stamp called Katie from Cuddly Buddly. They come in two sizes, this is the smaller one and you can buy proper little clothes for them too. I have paper pieced my image to match the paper on the background.


Thursday, 20 August 2009

Two Challenges, One Card

I needed to get a few quick cards made and this is one of them and lucky for me it fits two challenges, the Cupcake Challenge which Something Sweet with the added option of including cupcakes on your creation and the Pollycraft Challenge which is Favourite Things and which girl doesn't love cakes. I have used a CC Designs digi stamp, coloured with Promarkers with added Glamour Dust and papers are from a local craft shop but I don't know what make they are.

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Sketch Saturday



This is my card for the Sketch Saturday Challenge. I have used a digi stamp from Digi Stamp Boutique, coloured with PM's, Bazzill Bling and papers are Basic Grey, I think

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Mr Froggy

This is my card for the DU2DS challenge which this week was to use the colours Blue, Green and White or Cream. I thought I was going to struggle with these colours until I found these fabby new papers and digi stamps by Mechelle Conrad. These are the first digi stamps that Mechelle has made and isn't Mr Froggy cute, I love him. The papers and the digi stamps can be bought here.

Monday, 17 August 2009

Forever Friends - Anything But A Card

This is my DT creation for the Forever Friends challenge, the theme for this week Anything But A Card has been set by Emma. I have made a little gift bag using papers from K & Co. The tutourial for this bag can be found here.

Saturday, 15 August 2009

MTTC

Just a quick plain card from me today. I have made it for the MTTC challenge which is Christmas. I really can't get into the mood to make Christmas card but seeing as I've got so many to make like no doubt you all have I'm just going to do quick easy ones. The image is from Digistamp Boutique.

Thursday, 13 August 2009

New Home

I needed to make a New Home card for Andrew's nephew and thought this image from Softpencil would be ideal. I'm going to enter this one for the SCSC which is Cute As A Bug, I might be stretching it a bit with this card but thought the Ladybird climbing the roof would count. Papers are from Sweet Shoppe Designs and are by Zoe Pearn.

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Linda's Card Challenge/ABC

Todays card is my entry for two challenges, the ABC challenge which is Anything Goes with the option of using Animals and Linda's Card Challenge over at the Cuddly Buddly Forum. Once a month Linda posts a sketch for us to follow, anyone can join in the challenge as long as you use a Cuddly Buddly image, you don't have to join the forum to take part although you are more than welcome to join if you want to. The winner gets to choose two stamps from the shop and a 6x6 paper pack. So to see the sketch and and enter the challenge click here. I have used one of the Cuddly Buddly stamps that I won in lasts months Atc challenge, hosted by Gail on the same forum. The papers are K & Co and were part of the same prize.

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Sketch Saturday

I have followed the Sketch Saturday sketch for todays card. I have used Milly from Digistamp Boutique, coloured with Promarkers. Papers are from Mechelle Conrad and can be purchased here

Award from Emma

I have received this award from the lovely Emma, thank you for thinking of me. I would like to leave this for anyone who visits my blog.

Monday, 10 August 2009

Bev's Candy

Wow, have you seen the candy Bev's got up for grabs on her blog, it's huge. Click here for more details.

Forever Friends - Lazy Days Of Summer

The Lazy Days Of Summer is the theme set by Silke over at the Forever Friends Challenge this week. For my DT card I have used papers from K & Co and the image has been coloured with Promarkers.

Saturday, 8 August 2009

One Card Three Challenges

I've managed to fit this card into three challenge, the sketch is from Cutie Sunday, PTW is Four Seasons and I have choosen Summer and A Spoon Full Of Sugar challenge is Floral Fantasy. The image is by Elizabeth at Softpencil and has been coloured with Promarkers. I just love this image and had to have it after seeing a card by Poppet using it. Papers are by My Minds Eye.

Friday, 7 August 2009

ABC Challenge

Morning everyone, todays card is for the ABC challenge which this week is Z for zero embellishments. I needed to make a quick Wedding card and thought this would fit the challenge perfectly, I must admit though after taking the photo I did add a few gems. Image is from Elzybells

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

PBSC/SCSC

My card for today is for two challenges, the SCSC which is a gorgeous sketch from Jill and the PBSC which has a theme of Summer. Things didn't go as planned with this one though. First up when I went to layer my image onto matching card it was too big for the sketch and covered most of the flower paper so I inked the edges instead with what I thought was the same colour ink as the cardstock but now that it's on the card it looks a completely different colour. Oh well, not to worry. Papers are by Doodlebug.

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Friday Sketcher's/DU2DS

Todays card is for the Friday Sketchers challenge and the DU2DS challenge which this week is Distressing. I have used a digistamp from Sketching Stamper and papers are by Zoe Pearn and I bought these from Sweet Shoppe Designs.

Monday, 3 August 2009

Forever Friends - Sew Cute

Todays post is my DT project for the Forever Friends challenge blog. This weeks theme Sew Cute has been set by Teresa and we would like to see some sort of sewing on your card, this can be really, faux, doodled whatever takes your fancy. I have made a gift bag for this challenge and I decided to doodle on mine because I can't sew at the best of times. A tutorial for this bag can be found here. Not sure what the papers are I picked them up from a craft shop the other day. There have been some great cards and projects made by the rest of the DT, click here to see them and join in the challenge

Sunday, 2 August 2009

PTW/ABC Challenges

I have made todays card for two challenges PTW which is a lovely sketch and the ABC challenge which is Y for Yellow. I have used a Pollycraft Cherry Kisses image, coloured with Pm's, not sure what the papers are though but in real life they are more of a lemony colour.

Friday, 31 July 2009

Truly Scrumptious Challenge/SCSC

Todays card fits two challenges, Truly Scrumptious challenge which was the sketch and the SCSC was a recipe set by Donna, 3 Buttons, 2 Design Papers and 1 Ribbon. The images are Digistamps from CC Designs and I would like to say thank you to Donna for helping me with the layering so that I could get the girl sitting on the fence. Papers are from local craft shop.

Thursday, 30 July 2009

Marshmallow and Chocolate

This weeks Allsorts Challenge is a great sketch by Dawny P with the added theme of Marshmallow and Chocolate. I have used a Cherry Kisses image from Pollycraft and the papers are Doodlebug and Bo Bunny

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

DU2DS Challenge

This weeks DU2DS challenge is a great sketch by Larissa. For my card I have used a freebie image from Sketching Stamper, isn't it lovely, I have coloured it with PMs and the papers are by Daisy Bucket Designs.


Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Gretel

Todays card is for this weeks Sketch and Stash Challenge. I really loved doing this one the sketch was so easy to work with. I have used my new Gretel digistamp from CC Designs, coloured with Promarkers with glamour dust added to the wings. Papers are by Doodlebug.

A Few Awards

I have received some lovely awards recently but just haven't got around to blogging them. The first is from Victoria, thank you Victoria.

The second one is from Shaz, thank you Shaz. Seeing as I have recieved these awards before I won't pass them on this time but would like to say a big thank you to Shaz and Victoria for thinking of me.

The third one I received today from Jacee, thank you Jacee. I really appreciate it.


Now onto the fourth award, this one is from Natalie, I received it a while back now but completely forgot about it so I would like to apologise to Natalie for not blogging it earlier.

The whole thing started with the movie "Pay It Forward" The role model of Haley Joel Osment, gives a great deed to another person. The only attach to the person that receives it is that he/her has to promise to give something that matters to others. A simple demand, this may not be as simple as it sounds? Someone has now taken the principle further, and made it into a gift. The rules are simple - everyone can join, and only three rules have to be fulfilled:

1. You must have your own blog, so that you can spread the message.
2. You must like to make others happy.

3. You must ship your gift within the next 365 days

I would like to pass this award onto, Shaz, Victoria and Jules

If these ladies could please email me with their addresses I will get your gifts sorted as soon as I can

Monday, 27 July 2009

Sandra's Sketch

Today's card is my DT card for the Forever Friends challenge. This week we have a great sketch for you from Sandra to see the sketch and join in the challenge click here. I have used papers from Shabby Princess.

Saturday, 25 July 2009

PTW/Mojo Monday

Today's card is for two challenge, PTW which is a Take Your Pick Colour Combi, you can take your pick from pink, black, white, yellow, green, grey and lilac and you can use as many or as few of these colours as you wish. The sketch is from Mojo Monday. Image is a Digi Stamp from CC Designs and the papers are from my local craft shop but I'm not sure of the make.

Friday, 24 July 2009

Cutie Sunday

This is my card for the Cutie Sunday challenge which is a lovely sketch, nice and easy to follow. I have used a CC Designs digi stamp and papers are by Mechelle Conrad and you can find them here.

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Allsorts Challenge

This is my card for the Allsorts Challenge which is to only use one of anything on your card. I have used a Pollycraft Image coloured with Promarkers and the papers are by Pebbles Inc

Claire's Blog Candy

There is some great blog candy up for grabs on Claire's blog, click here for details.

Sonia's Blog Candy

Sonia has got some Cuddly Buddly stamps to give away as blog candy, click here for details

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Pollycraft Challenge

Todays card is for the girls to give to my sister for her birthday next next. I have used the sketch from the Pollycraft Challenge which also has the added theme of Food and Drink. I have used Cherry Kisses Beach digi stamp available from Pollycraft and have coloured her with Promarkers. Papers are once again by Mechelle Conrad and are available here.

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Sketch Saturday

My card for today is for the Sketch Saturday challenge. I have used a CC Designs digistamp, coloured with Promarkers and papers are by Mechelle Conrad and are available here