Saturday 31 May 2008

Stamp Something - Katharinas Sketch

This weeks challenge on Stamp Something is a lovely sketch by Katharina, her sketches are always such a joy to work on. There is also some lovely blog candy to win this week so do have a go.
I received my Sweet Ebony stamps yesterday and I really couldn't wait to use them. This sweet little girl has been picking apples, hope she hasn't been scrumping, I have not thought of a name for her yet, but it will come to me. She has been coloured with Polychromos Pencils and Sansodor, the edge has been inked with pink chalk ink pad DP are Basic Grey Sultry collection, BC is Pink pearlised card, Sentiment from Aud Designs and Flower Brad is Prima. TFL

Friday Sketchers No 4 & PTW

2 for 1 today, The challenge at Friday Sketchers was a lovely sketch by Heidi, and over at PTW it was One for The Fellas, this card fits both I think. Ferdy the Fisherman has caught a large bucket of fish for his tea, he looks very pleased with himself. This adorable image was sent to me by Debbie and Hannah, thank you so much, I hate using my H&S images as it is so hard to get hold of them. Ferdy has been coloured with Prisma Pencils and Sansodor, the image has been edged with a navy blue ink pad. DP is from Daisy Bucket, Tag Stamp - Magnolia, Flower Craftwork Cards and brad from Poppicrafts

Friday 30 May 2008

Sweet Sugar Challenge - N0.7

The challenge from Sweet Sugar Challenge was to use a Sugar Nellie Stamp on anything other than a card. This is my little Teapot bits and pieces holder I made for it. The lovely little Sugar Nellie only arrived in the post this morning so I couldn't wait to use her. She has been coloured with Distressing Inks and Stardust pens. The teapot blanks came from Craftwork cards and the Dp are Daisy Bucket. It is a large prima flower on the front and I have painted chipboard stars mauve. Hope you like it. By the way I have named her Emily TFL

Thursday 29 May 2008

Cute Card Thursday - Patterned Paper

Thanks you for the challenge and he glorious DT cards. |I would like to introduce you to Little Fairy Sunshine, she brings joy and happiness where ever she goes. This is a stamp by Stamps Happen, she just flew in today from Sir Stampalot, I must stop visiting that shop it eats money, I think she is fab. I have coloured her with Polychromos Pencils and Sansodor, Yellow is a colour I do not use often but she called out for it. I have loads of Crafting Cds so I thought it was time I used them so all the backing paper and the little strip of green came from The Triple Treasures 2 Background CD, I have mounted it on shocking pink card stock. The little flower brad and flower came from stash and for the verse I used Word. Sorry you cannot read the verse I should have printed it larger but it says "Sunshine makes the clouds go away, she sprinkles her fairy dust and brightens the day". I used one of Claudias lovely sketches for this card, thank you Claudia. I like this one although I say so myself. TFL

SBS18 Challenge - Flying

This weeks challenge on SBS18 is flying, this card has been made with papers and decoupage from Sharon Duncan Decoupage Delights 3 CD, I think the sentiments reflect the way I live my life. This is the first decoupage card I have done in an age I really enjoyed it. Please pop over to the SBS18 Challenge Blogspot and have a go yourselves

Tilda & Friends - By the Sea

Oh I do love to be beside the seaside is the song Tilda is singing today. She has been coloured with distressed inks, I have also added little dots of Glossy Accents to make it appear like water drops, dosn't show on picture but looks quite effective. The background has been stamped with two Judikins stamps, Sky and Sand I just rubbed Marvey Markers over both for the colour, the Lighthouse is from stash I think it may have come from Mad about Cards, and shells are a reminder of my last holiday. I rounded of the corners of the ATC with a corner punch and edged it with Dark Blue chalk ink pad. TFL

I've been tagged

One of my first blogging friends, Vicky, has tagged me.The rules of the game get posted at the beginning. Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5-6 people (I am only doing 3 otherwise it will restrict others) and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.
1 What were you doing 10years ago
I was running a Motel and Restaurant In Winchelsea, Nr Rye, East Sussex, it was
a great job, As we had visitors from all over the world and I made loads of new friends. My 2 eldest sons worked with me, 1 was head Chef, the other Bar Manager
2 Things on Todays to-do list
I don't have a to-do list 'cos I never stick to it, but what I hope to do today is washing, food shopping (on the net) tidy craft room, and craft, craft, craft
3 Snacks I enjoy
Mars Bars
anything sweet
4 Things I would do if I was a millionaire
Pay off the mortgages on all my Boys house's
Have a wonderful sunny family holiday
Set up all the boys in their own business's
Open a Craft Shop that would be an open house for all dedicated crafters
5 Places I Have lived
Rye, Winchelsea, Margate, Sturry
Now I must pass this on to three others,
Paylin Donna Tabitha

Thank you Donna

My fellow sister on SBS18 Donna has given me this award thank you very much Donna. Please visit her blog for lots of inspiration. I would like to pass this on to all the new sisters who have joined the Sisterhood in the last 2 weeks enjoy

Tuesday 27 May 2008

A Spoonful of Sugar Challenge - No 1

Well done on this challenge, I love this Rachelle Anne Millar stamp and was just waiting for a chance to use it. The image has been coloured with Prisma Colour Pencils and Sansodor, I have mounted the image on burgandy board the Dp are Basic Grey Perhaps collection, the pink card has been embossed on the cuttlebug, and the scroll has also been cut on the cuttlebug, I have added three pink gems to the scroll. The lime green flowers are Got Prints and the sentiment is from Funky Hands CD. TFL

Friday Sketchers Challenge No 3

Thank you for a lovely sketch Carole. Tilda will have to watch it, she has been picking rather a lot of flowers lately, she will have the flora and fauna society on to her soon. She has been coloured with Marvey marker pens with shading done with H2o's as shown in Katharinas tutorial, this is a lovely way to colour and I cannot thank Katharina enough for introducing me to it. I have used basic blue card stock from Papermill shop, the lovely Dp is from Basic Grey Lilykate collection, I have made the circle of flowers from my stash and have used Lime Green Pearly Doddles for the centres. Ribbon is from Poppycraft. TFL

Monday 26 May 2008

Circle of Friends Awards

Thanks for this lovely award go to Tracie at Pink Angel please visit her blog she has some fantastic cards on there. Now I have to pass this on and I would like to give it to all the SBS18 sisterhood Hugs Jacqui

Tilda & Co - Thats Torn it

Tilda has worn herself out picking a large bunch of Lilacs for her Mum, so she is sitting on the wall for a short rest. She has been coloured with Polychromos pencils and Sansodor as has the wall and the background. The paper and torn embossed vellum are from stash, the vellum has been edged with Lilac chalk pad. All other ingredients are from stash. It was nice to make this lovely summery card with all this rain outside we have had 1.1/2 inches today with the same expected tonight. So much for the Great British Summer, but I understand further north it has been lovely, you lucky things. TFL

Cute Card Thursday - Katharinas Sketch

Katharina has created another great sketch for this weeks challenge, thank you Katharina, I have used the Little Ballerina Whippersnapper stamp, mounted onto cream pearliedn paper cut with nestablities and cuttlebug, she has been coloured with Polychromos pencils and Sansodor. I am not sure where I got the backing papers, the daisy Bp has little pearls in the centre of the flowers and the stripped bp has been punched with a Fiskars border punch. The flowers are from Poppicraft, ribbon from C&H Fabrics, ric-rac from stash as is the large pearl brad. TFL

Thursday 22 May 2008

Another award

My goodness two awards in two days, I rather wish I looked like she does, thank you so much Annie for awarding me this groovy award now I have the problem of passing it on to three people, here goes,
steph, Traciejane for being very new but very good friends, and Andrea for all the daily inspiration she gives us all. Enjoy it girls and thanks once again Annie

Wednesday 21 May 2008

A Good Craft Day

Well I have been busy today havn't I, but my wonderful postman delivered some High Hopes images today and i just couldn't wait to use them, I had this idea for my grandsons bedroom doors, I have still got 2 more to do, but I have really enjoyed this little project hope the boys like them too. All the images have been coloured with Prisma pencils and Sansodor, the door hangers are basic grey from Craftwork Cards, the backing card are all from my scrap box. The boys names where cut with Cricut, Tfl

Kreativ Blogger Award

I have been given this great award today by Traciejane pinkangel. I was so pleased, honoured and surprised that you thought of me, this is my first award.
Now I have to pass it on to three other people. This is very hard as all of you have been so helpful and friendly and I wish I could give it to everyone. Well I hve made this very hard decision and I would like to pass this award onto, Jo at fairymadjojo, I visit her blog most days and we share a great love of faries, Annie at ink'n'rubba who has been so patient and helpful to me in the last few week, and boy have I called on her help, and last I would like to award my very good friend Vicky who keeps me going and needs a lift herself this week at angel drummer I hope you enjoy girls
Hugs Jacqui xxx

Tilda & Friends - Birds of a Feather

Cockadoodledoo and a good morning to you. Stamps Magnolia, coloured with Polychromos pencils and Sansodor, I have tied rafia around the hay bale and just added a little ladybug from Joanna Sheen. He is actually much brighter than he appears here, I must get a new camera and scanner me thinks.

papertake Weekly Challenge-Katharina's Sketch No3

Thank you Katharina for another great sketch. Todays effort introduces Penny Poppet and her best friend Hamish the Shetland Pony who are off to enjoy this lovely sunny day, this lovely Cuddly Buddly image was kindly sent to me by Annie and has been coloured with Prismacolour pencils and Sansodor. the DP's are all from Basic Grey Boxer collection, and the dark red card has been embossed with my Cuttlebug. The sentiment is a Penny Black stamp and buttons from Crafters Companion. TFL

Sunday 18 May 2008

Tilda & co No 20 - BEADS OF GLORY

I made two cards this week - I had to hunt around for beads. The first card I made (Dark Red), thought I had gone OTT with the flowers when I had finished it, but decided I would show you anyway. I had to hand-cut the hearts as I am waiting for my Nestabilities, gathered and glued lace around both hearts, Strung some beads which I took off of a T Shirt on thin wire. I distressed cream paper with Inks and stamped it up with baby label stamp from Magnolia and "Miss You" stamp from Exclusive images. Flowers from Poppicraft, and pearls from stash, DP Basic Grey I added Bedazzles to the yolk of her dress, Tilda is coloured with Polychromos pencils and Sansodor.
The second Card (Pink) is a bit simpler, (not much) Thought I would have a go with masking, stamped and masked the fence then coloured the background with blue and green pastel chalks, Tilda bird and fenced all coloured wirh Polychromos again, Tilda's flower's have bedazzels in the centre, run out of single beads, so added a string of pink pearls on top of pink ribbon and added two strings of cream pearls under the flowers, all the stamps are magnolia, I distressed the two heart banners and added a pearl to each. Papers are Basic Grey everything else from stash Hope you like one of them. Tfl

Stamp Something Challenge No2

Stamp Something Challenge 2 theme is Thank You. It wasn't until I came to write this that I realised the only thing on my effort is the Thank You, hope it qualifies. Dp are Basic Grey, everthing else used except for the Stamp are from Craftswork Cards. Stamp From Elusive images. TFL

Saturday 17 May 2008

DCM - Animalia

This is my first time at DCM challenge hopefully not my last. The theme is Animals and I have be dying to use this stamp for ages, it is another Whippersnapper stamp. The image has been coloured with Polychromos pencils and sansodor, papers are basic grey, ribbon Poppicraft, Buttons stash, sentiment funky hands cd. TFL

Friday 16 May 2008

Friday Sketchers Challenge No 2

This looked a difficult sketch when I first saw it, but I have had fun with it. Eloise has been coloured with watercolour pencils and H2o's, I found this method of painting on Katarina's fab blog she has posted her video tutorial on there and it is so clear and helpful, please pop over and check it out. The papers are all New Laura Ashley collection, braid, lace and flowers are from my stash. I stamped leaves with Magnolia stamp and add little pearls to the centre of the flowers, although I had no papers to match the blue on Eloises dress and had to use a different tonal range I don't think it looks to bad, for once I am quite pleased with it. TFL

Fantastic, Fabulous Blog Candy

If you like Hanglar Stamps you had better check out Heidis Blog, where she is giving away 1 Hanglar little girl stamp and 30 images, don't enter 'cos i want to win. No do go and check it out. These stamps are impossible to get in the UK and are beautiful.

CCT - Travel

Far away places and holidays, sunshine and sangria what a fantastic challenge. Princess Polly is welcoming you to her Island Paradise, I have used High Hopes stamps to create this card, they have all been coloured with Polychromos pencils and Sansodor, the papers are Basicgrey Cupcake collection. Ribbon and buttons from Poppicraft. Aloha cut on Cricut. TFL

Thursday 15 May 2008

SBS18 - Challenge - MUM

Another new challenge blog SBS18- The theme has been set this week by Vicky (angel-drummer) in memory of her Mum. She wanted us to design a card for our Mums or someone else special to us. I have used a Whippersnapper stamp and coloured her with Polychromos pencils and sansodor, backing papers are Laura Ashley, Buttons & ribbons from Poppicrafts and the letters were cut on the Cricut. TFL

Wednesday 14 May 2008

Tilda & Friends - GREEN

Lovely summery theme today. Baby Tanga is sitting among the daisys contemplating what mischeif she can get up to next. I have watercolour washed the background then randomly stamped the Magnolia Daisy stamps over it they are also coloured with watercolour pencils, Tinga is coloured with Prismacolour pencils and sensodor, with green glitter on her wings, I have added white sukura glaze to highlight her cheeks and the centre of the daisys. The ribbon is Poppicrafts, and sentiment computer generated, Quite a simple ATC today. TFL

Tuesday 13 May 2008

PTW - Luscious Lilac & Lime

Wow what a challenge, lime and lilac go so well together, and all that scrummy bling to be won, this weeks candy has been donated by SkattyKats and it is gorgeous. Petra the Punk is all dressed up in lilac and has nowhere to go, poor thing. She has been watercoloured with my new watercolour pencils-AquaMonolith by Creatacolor-the colour choice is fantastic and they are so easy to use. Lime green & Lilac card has been matted with papers from Crafters Companion CD. Large flower and Ribbon is from, where else, Poppicraft the flower is lime green although it looks a bit yellow. i used Green pearly doodles in the corner of the image and took my life in my hands and handwrote the sentiment. TFL

Tilda & co - Black & White

At last I have made a card I have had a rotten couple of days and havn't really felt like making anything, never mind back to normal now. I didn't realise how difficult it would be not to colour a Tilda, but enjoyed this challenge in the end. Tilda in her trench coat (or petticoats) is my favoutite magnolia, I have juste colour washed her in black, and used papers from Pink Petticoats Lola Boudoir CD, The sentiment is from Stampingbella, ribbons fron stash, Flowers from Poppicraft. The glitter on her wings and petticoats was supposed to be crystal but it looks a bit blue. Thanks Vicky (Angel Drummer) for giving me the push I needed to get back to making my cards. TFL

Friday 9 May 2008

Stamp Something-Challenge No1

Thank you for this challenge "First". In honour of your new challenge blog, I thought I would branch out and try something I have wanted to do for ages, but never had the nerve the above is the result. I have always thought that collage work was way above me, but nothing ventured nothing gained, I have also never used stampboard on a card before, not too sure about the result, but any help and suggestions would be greatly appreciated as I really enjoyed doing this card. Down to the basics the stamp is from Graphicus, she has been coloured with Distress Inks, The three labels are all Crafty Individuals Stamps and have been stamped with Sepia Versafine the lace on the label is the same as that at the top I just run one of my ink pads over it. The lovely embellishment is by Dove of the East from Graphicus. I inked up the stampboard with purple, mauve and brown chalk inks and then used 3 layers of UFEP sprinkled some glitter in on the last embossing process and then stamped with the headress stamp.
Hope you like it. TFL

Friday Sketchers Challenge No 1

Thank you for your first challenge and all the great DT cards. Nice sketch to start with. I have done a very simple card as it is too hot to make cards, and didn't get much sleep last night. This is another Whippersnapper Stamp, They do make some brilliant comic stamps. Bobby bear is coloured with Prismacolour and Sansodor, the papers are Basic Grey Cupcake collection and ribbon from Poppicrafts, the sentiment is pinted off from a Funky Hands CD Hope you like him. TFL

Thursday 8 May 2008

Cute Card Thursday - Gems & Jewels

Gems and Jewels you wanted so thats what you have got Matilda Muffinbread has baked a special cake but it won't do your teeth any good - full of rocks. I have based the card on one of Katharinas Sketchs with few changes. The papers are from DCWV Once Upon A Time Stack, I love them,never use them though just like stroking them, thought it was time I grew out of that habit. Matilda has been coloured with Prismacolour pencils and blended with sensodor. Swartzkof (don't know how to spell it) crystals are fromm Craftwork Cards, they are another item I just like looking at but never use. The stamps are from Stampingbella and the Ribbons from Poppicrafts where else. Colours are not very clear they are purple and peach, will try to take another picture in the Daylight. TFL

Tilda & Friends - BUGS

Baby Tilda is having her first encounter with a Ladybug, I think she seems quite impressed with him. All the stamps are Magnolia, they have been coloured with Prisma Pencils and Sansodor, I have added stickles to her wings and the little bees wings, also to the centre of the flowers. Ladybug from Joanna Sheen (about a year ago). Hope you are all enjoy glorious sunshine as we are here in Canterbury, looks like summer might be here (shouldn't have said that should I, most probable snow tomorrow). have a good day

Monday 5 May 2008

Tilda & C0- Decoupage

Tilda & Co - Decoupage, lovely!!!. Ths little scene was a reminder that Summer is on the way. Tilda has had her dress cut out & decoupaged twice and her apron 3times, she is holding her little feathery friend who has also been decouped as has the roof and heart on the bird house. It has all been coloured with watercolour pencils, except for Tilda's face which has been painted with tattered rose distressing ink, I find it is the best colour for her face. The clouds have been cut out from the Magnolia background stamp. The papers are from Basic Grey and ribbon from Poppicraft, flowers from Crafts U love. TFL

Sunday 4 May 2008

Spring Clean Sunday

Woke up this morning with the sun streaming through my window, thought to myself time for a craft spring clean - you know how it goes - started on sorting out my mounted stamps, well thats as far as it got, I found this stamp that was given to me about 2 years ago and I have never used it - I have only just started stamping. That was it, had to have a go at making a card, here it is, don't you think this is a fab stamp it is called "falling softly" and is a Stamps Happens stamp. Down to details, she is coloured with distressing inks, with White Sakura Glaze pen Highlights on her face and stars. She is backed on to three papers from Crafters Companion, Ribbon is from stash, little blossoms from Crafts U Love and the sentiment from Stampingbella, flourishes are cut with cuttlebug. Hope you like. TFL

TGIF -Pirates

TGIF theme was Pirates this week, I had great fun doing this one. My Grandson Robert has a birthday coming up and as he is Pirate Mad I thought I would make a little card for him and combine the two. I have used a few stamps on this one, Johnny Dempster (Stampingbella), Cask of Rum, map and ahoy from an old Woodware set I remembered I had, Palm Tree (High Hopes) and sand background which I bought ages ago from Stamp Addicts. They have all been coloured with Distress Inks. I distressed around the main Image with Tea Dye ink and also stamped the Map and Ahoy with the same ink, I drew in the ink on the Map to mak it look a bit antique. The backing papers are Dovecraft, and the great ribbon is from Poppycraft, pieces of eight are coins from my stash. Sorry the pirates not Johnny Depp, but he is still cute. TFL

Thursday 1 May 2008

Cute Card Thursday - In the Garden

Another lovely challenge - In the garden, not much hope of that in this weather but we can always dream, we have actually got hale and Thunder at the moment. I stamped up 2 images by Penny Black and thought I would decide which to use when they had been painted, couldn't make up my mind which one I liked the best so thought I would use them both, quite pleased with the results. As usual painted with watercolour pencils, the backing paper is from the new Laura Ashley range, Ribbon from Poppicrafts, flowers and pearls from stash and leaves were just punched. Thanks for looking
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