Sunday, 31 August 2008
Pretty in Pink - Sketch Saturday
Another great sketch for using up scraps, the Dps are Imaginice and Daisy Bucket, I think, the ribbon slider is cut with a new Sizzix die on the CB I have added a punched flower to the middle of the ribbon to make it a bit fancier, and also added spacers and black pearls to the wheel of the cart, I am pleased with that effect. Ribbon adn flowers from Poppicraft.
Tilda & Co - Emboss It
This week we are having fun with Embossing,
It Could be Heat Set Embossing, Dry Embossing, Embossing Boards, Embossing Folders The list can go on forever, So please show off your Embossing On your projects.
Please remember your work must include at least one Magnolia image.
This is the challenge for you on Tilda & Co and there is also a fab prize from Pollycraft Designs a £15 voucher to spend on their downloads, WOW!!! The DT girls have made some really stunning cards this week so don't forget to go and have a look. Looking forward to seeing all your great cards this week.
This new Tilda stamp has been coloured with Distress Inks, the Lilac circle was embossed with swirls folder then cut with Nesties. The scalloped frame was also cut with nesties and raised with 3d pads the spacers are sent to me by the very kind Donalda and I have added pearls to the centre of each one. The With Love sentiment was also embossed with CB. Papers are K & Co and flowers are Prima. TFL
Saturday, 30 August 2008
Cool Dudes - Penny Black Saturday Challenge
STARS and STRIPES
this week we would like to see stars and stripes on your project and as always it is entirely up to you what you make - a card, ATC, altered art just as long as it features at least one Penny Black image.
This week the prize is sponsored by
FUNKY HAND and is their latest download called MINTY MADNESS
Another boys card from me this week, The image has been colourd with ProMarkers, I am begining to enjoy using these great pens now, I have used SU CS in Navy and Red to layer up the stripe papers which are from a download from "Nitwits" Cool Dude collection. The star brads are from stash, I think I got them from Lakeland.
I would like to say a great big thanks for all the concern you have expressed for Mum, fortuntely she is not physically ill, she has Alszhimers and her bad days are not bad for her, but very tiring for me, but I am lucky she has more good days than bad and sometimes the old Mum can be recognised. Since I started blogging I feel as if I have made some wonderful friends and your lovely comments and virtual company keep me going so a great big thank you to all of you xxxx
Thursday, 28 August 2008
Pool Shark - CCT No 25
Another quick card from me again I am afraid, Mum has had a bad day and I really havn't had much time for crafting, did a quick blog hop earlier in the day, but didn't get into my Craft room until about 8pm by which time I was suffering from withdrawel symptoms, anyway made this card whilst watching Big Brother (I know I am SAD!!). This cool stamp is by Whippersnapper and has been coloured with distress Inks and H20's with a little stickles on the bubbles, I then cut 2 circles with my beloved Nesties, the blue strips were run through the CB in the Bubbles folder. DP is Daisy Bucket, Postcard stamp by Maya Road, rest from stash. Hope you like and thanks for looking
Wednesday, 27 August 2008
Thank You Rach - And Els
wow what an Honour Lots of Hugs & Thanks Rach xxxx
I now have to pass it on to 5 people
Hugs to you all
Birthday Bunnies - Housemouse Challenge No 2
This stamp is called "Hoppy Birthday" isn't it just so cute, it has been coloured with distress inks an H20's as usual, the DP are Basic Grey, swirls Sizzix cut on CB, buttons and Lace from stash. Sorry it is so rushed have got dinner on and have just heard the buzzer.
Stamping with Sarah Kay- Sketch by Katharina
Was able to use my machine on this one, the papers are K&Co and have been matted onto Burgundy CS, the lovely image has been colourd with H20's and Distress Inks, The flowers are from Popicraft, Sentiment from Sassy Craft Ribbon from Raspberry Ribbon. Sorry this is very quick have to get Mum up as I had a bit of a lay-in this morning. Thanks for visiting my blog and for the great comments you leave.
Tuesday, 26 August 2008
PTW-A Stitch in time
The challenge this week is Stitch in Time, can be any sort of stitching even faux, I wanted to use the Sewing Machine on my card, but Mum was having a sleep after a bad night and the sound of the machine always wakes her up, so I hope Cross Stitch Tilda will count.
After a hard day at big School Tilda is waiting in the kitchen for some lovely fresh baked biscuits her Mum made her for a treat, as you can see her little friend Moggy is pleased she is home. All the stamps are Magnolia, and have been coloured with Distress Inks & H20's, The Shelf, Biscuit Barrel, Tilda and Moggy have been 3d. Papers are from my overflowing box of odds and ends, I am being very good lately at using these up. Ribbon from Poppicraft, Label cut from Sizzix Gello die (on Cuttlebug). Rest from stash. TFL
3 Ribbons - A Spoonful of Sugar Challenge
I have used Charlotte and her Cat stamp from Whiff of Joy and she has been coloured with Promarkers, the burgundy, white and green ribbon are from stash, I added self stick pearls to the burgundy ribbon. DPs are Basic Grey Figgy Pudding. Flower is stamped with Stempelglede Retro Flowers stamp and the large one is cut using the retro Punch and the small one cut by hand, Round sentiment from Sassy Crafts rest from stash. Hope you like my first DT card and thanks for looking
Monday, 25 August 2008
Fireworks - Sketch Saturday No13
Crate Paper Dp was matted onto Green CS and the same CS was embossed with CB, the lovely little boy -Max- has been coloured with Distress Inks, with lots of glitter for his sparkler. The sentiments are from Autumn Leaves. Very plain but it is a boys card and you know who much they hate anything "GIRLY"
Sunday, 24 August 2008
Tilda Back to School - Tilda & Co
( Tilda & Edwin with their Hands does not count) we would love you to produce some work showing “ hands”
Some ideas are: Hand charms, Hand Shaped Chipboard, Hand Shaped Card, Clock Hands, the possibilities are endless.
Donna (the Boss) has asked the design team to produce a card and an item to match this week, and as soon as my New Schooldays Tildas arrived I knew what I wanted to do, don't you think these new Tildas are the best yet. Well Tilda is back from her holidays and is starting "BIG" school at the end of the month, she has been collecting lots of pencils and rubbers so I have made a nice new box to put them in. The desk has been stamped on Watercolour paper and has been coloured with distress inks, the edges of the paper have been sponged with Anitque Linen Distress Inks, I have had the watch face and hands in my craft box for ages, I never throw anything away, Tilda has been coloured with distress inks and 3d. I have stamped a watch face over cream pearlesent paper to mount the central image on. Dp is Cupcake from Basic Grey, Ribbon is from Raspberry Ribbons, Flowers by Prima brad and charms from stash. The box was made using Crafters Companion Ultimate board and I have just punched circles from Dp and SU cardstock.
I had an e-mail last night from the fabulous Katharina to tell me she was featuring my cards on her YAOB this week, OMG havn't come down to earth yet, thank you Katharina for making my day
Saturday, 23 August 2008
Friday Sketchers - High Hopes Mermaid
The High Hopes Mermaid and Fish stamps (sorry forgotten the names of them) have been coloured withDistress Inks and H20's with a little added glitter and have been 3d onto Lilac BC that has been embossed with Cuttlebug Bubbles Folder and layered on to Crate Paper DP, the Mauve Dp is also from Crate Paper. Senitiment from High Hopes, I have added the zooms hopefully they look like bubbles. TFL
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Not a Card
This box is made with two pieces of 12 x 12 paper with about about a cm cut off of 2 sides of one piece for the base, the best thing about it is it needs no glueing it is just folded. I saw how to make this on Create and Craft, wish I had someone to take photos then I could show you how to do it. The papers I have used are Crate Paper, The image has been matted onto cream and brown cardstock, the Swirls are from Stempelglede, and Sentiments from Autumn Leaves, Ribbon, Paisley Slider and buttons are from this months Rasperry Ribbons Kit.
Friday, 22 August 2008
Circus Capers - Cute Card Thursday
Well they wanted BRIGHT so I hope this is what I have given them, I have a confession to make I have an irrational fear of clowns and when I saw this Great High Hopes Stamp I didn't order it, but as one of my Grandsons loves them and his birthday is coming up love overcame fear. He has been coloured with Distress Inks and H20's and matted onto red CS, the great DP are Basic Grey Cup Cake collection, Ideal for the new High Hope Circus Stamps, The Popcorn stamp is also from the circus collection. Everything else I have used has come from stash.
Thursday, 21 August 2008
Angel Delia - A Spoonful of Sugar
This is Delia Angel with all her faithful friends, she is a High Hopes stamp and is available fromSilly Monkey Crafts. This sketch is a great one for using up all the little scraps of DP that we cannot bear to throw away, I have layered them all up on Bright Pink Brazzil CS. Of course she as been coloured with Distress Inks and H20's. Ribbon is from Raspberry Ribbons. Rest from stash.
Dont forget you can now use any stamp for this challenge.
Wednesday, 20 August 2008
Young Love - Stamping with Sarah Kay
I have been using blue a lot this week, No it's not the way I feel, I am not usually a blue person but these papers were all on my desk after making a previous card so it just came naturally. I had a struggle making the 3d frame then had the bright idea to us my ScorPal. The circles were cut with Nesties. The scrolls on the frame were a Sizziz die after cutting I inked them with Marvy Blending Blox in shades of blue then stamped them with a Versamark pad and added Glamour Dust, I must say I am quite pleased with them. I used Stempelglede Grunge Collection stamps for the flowers and swirls. Papers are Imaginisce, Ribbon fron Raspberry Ribbons rest from stash. Thanks for visiting.
Tuesday, 19 August 2008
Precious Moments - PTW Challenge
Think I have gone a bit overboard again and you cannot really see the beauty of the Crate Paper DP's, never mind.
Stamp Precious Moments
Flowers & Ribbon Poppicraft
Brads - Rak
Papers Crate paper
Coloured with Distress Inks and H20's
rest from stash
Spiral Whisper Giraffe - Friday Sketchers
This lovely little Giraffe stamp is from a Stamp Company I discovered whilst blog hopping the other week and has been designed by a very talented fellow blogger Janet, she has some really cute and fun stamps that are distributed by Spiral Whisper they also have stamps designed by Chris whos blog Sketching Stamper I am sure lots of you know.
The image has been coloured with Distress Inks and H20's with a little bit of stickles here and there. The Dps are Imaginisce, such beautiful baby papers, the flower is from Poppicraft and has also had Stickles added. The sentiment is by SU
I have also been tagged by Debbie today and these are the rules, Thanks very much Debbie
* If you are tagged, you must firstly post the rules:
* Write 7 strange characteristics about yourself. They interest us all!
* Tag 6 other people at the end of your Post.
* Visit everyone that you have tagged and leave a comment on their blog to let them know that they have been tagged. So here are my seven strange characteristics:
1. I am more than happy with my own company
2. I have never had the urge to learn to drive, prehaps thats because I cannot tell my left from my right.
3. I am not afraid of wasps or bees but am petrified of MOTHS!!!!
4. It takes me at least 2hrs in the morning before I can hold a conversation with anyone
5. I hate the telephone and do not own a mobile, I spend as little time as possible on the phone.
6. I have spent my whole life trying to put on weight. It is as bad being underweight as it is overweight.
7. I really love watching all kinds of sports on TV - being a Mum to 4 boys is most probably the reason for this.
Now I will have to tag 6 more of you unsuspecting bloggers, here goes
Monday, 18 August 2008
Cute Card Thursday - Soft Furnishings
This week the theme for the challenge is
you can use fabric, ribbon, stitching, buttons etc, anything you can find on the soft furnishings in the home ie curtains, cushions, sofas etc. This is the great challenge on Cute Card Thursday.
I have used Katharinas Sketch No 22 for the layout of this card, I think I may have gone a bit overboard with the embellies, I think I have mastered the painting now I must get down to practise the use of embellishments etc. The DP is printed from C&C Triple Treasures Christmas Cd, the oval has been embossed onto red card stock, but does not show very well in the photo seems to blend in with the DP. I have cut out the Whiff of Joy Charlotte stamp and 3d her onto red and green matted card, the swirls are from Stempleglede grunge collection. The 3 flowers are from Poppicraft and buttons from Crafters Companion.
Sunday, 17 August 2008
Tilda & Co - Cold as Ice
The sun is now drifting away very fast and soon it will be as cold as ice....
Using the colours Blue & white Only . Show us how cold your projects can feel this week.
Please remember your work must include at least one Magnolia image.
There is a great prize on offer this week, so please go over to the blog and check it out, there is also some great cards from my fellow DT girls on there to give you some ideas.
I havn't bought any Christmas papers yet this year, and have almost used up all my bits and pieces from last year so at first I was a bit stuck for ideas for this one,
then I remembered I had the Funky Hands "Funky Seasons" CD, and found these great papers on there. I used toilet roll centre for the tag pocket, this was a brilliant idea I found on the fantastic blog of the very talented Camilla, Distress Ink and H20's with a lavish sprinkle of Glamour Dust was used to colour the images, "Baby it's cold outside" was computer generated, the Let it snow sentiment is by Penny Black from a set of 4, Snowflakes were punched. Ribbon fron Raspberry Ribbon August Kit, pearls and star brad from stash.
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Ribbons
Penny Black Saturday Challenge this week is Ribbons.
This week we have a set of three gorgeous downloads ( 2 decoupage sheets and 8 backing papers ) to give away to one lucky winner chosen at random which has been kindly donated by our new fabulous sponsor :-
Sorry I am really late posting this weeks DT card, have had a hectic weekend, spent Friday with my youngest GS Owen who's 3rd Birthday it was we had a great day out at the Zoo. Then my DIL was meant to be induced on Saturday morning, but after waiting all day and all night they decided to send her home to see is she starts labour herself, poor girl, she had got herself already for it, but she is not actually due until the end of the month, it was just that she had high blood pressure and very badly swollen ankles but after a days bedrest it has gone back down to normal.
Down to this weeks card. As per normal it has been coloured with Distress Inks and H20's I have 3d the label on to the card. The DP are Daisy Bucket, I think they are really different to my normal choice of paper and am really pleased with the result. The ribbons are from stash and flowers from Joanna Sheen, Sentiment from SU
Looking forward to seeing all your fab creations this week. Don't forget to pop over to the blog to get some great inspiration from my fellow DT members
Thursday, 14 August 2008
Charlotte & Her Reindeer
It was hard to decide which stamp to use first but this really cute Charlotte and her Reindeer won, he just reminds me so much of the babycham deer, and he looks so pleased with himself. They have been coloured with Distress Inks and H20's and glitter has been added to her ear muffs and bottom of her trousers. Another plain card but the image is quite large and I didn't want to overwhelm it. I have layed the image and the Dp onto Lilac Brazill Basics an machined around the edge. Glitter has been added to the snowflake Brads. Ribbon is from Poppicraft, and rest from stash. Hope you all enjoy using these great stamps as much as I did.
Tuesday, 12 August 2008
Stamping with Sarah Kay - Sketch by Babs
The image has been cut and matted on ovals cut with good old nesties, The papers are K&Co and have all been matted onto burgundy CS. Flower is by Prima, Buttons from Poppicraft, Sizzix Swirl,
A Spoonful of Sugar - A Secret Message
We would love you to hide a message somewhere in your card.
We have one of the new release High Hopes stamps "Juggles" to send to one randomly chosen winner this week. The stamp has very kindly been donated by Bryony from Silly Monkey Crafts. Silly Monkey Crafts have lots of the new High Hope releases instock.
The Turtle Stamp is by Rachelle Anne Miller as is the inside frame, they have both been coloured with Distress Inks and H20's, then cut with Rectangle Nesties, The DP are Little Yellow Bicycle, Ribbon by Poppicraft, Flowers Prima and Buttons from Stash
Tilda & Friends - 4 Seasons
What a great idea from Tilda & Friends 4 ATC's over the month 1 for each season. There are some fabulous ideas from the DT team on the Challenge Blog if you are stuck for ideas.
I have decided to post mine 2 at a time then on the last week all 4 together. On both the ATC'a i have stamped and coloured the background stamps straight onto the basic card, then 3d the image with sticky pads. Plenty of glitter has been added to the Winter one to suggest snow, not sure that it shows to well in the picture though. Back next week with Spring and Summer.
Monday, 11 August 2008
Sarah Kay Challenge - Sketch
I havn't used this cute stamp for a few weeks, so thought I would give her an outing. She has been coloured as ever with Distress Inks and H20's, Ovals cut with Nesties. Dp is Basic Grey Euphoria, Charms, flowers and ribbon from stash. Brad from my good friend Donalda.
Tilda & Co - Christmas is coming
This is another of Katharinas great sketchs, I think I will use this one a lot, the DPs are left over from last year and I wish I could remember who they were from 'cos I love them, so if anyone knows please leave me a message. I have coloured Tilda with Distress Inks and H20's then cut her out and 3d her onto 2 Nestie circles. The flowers were punched with the large retro flower punch, I glittered round the edges and added Beadazzles (Disco Ball) in the middle. Sentiment by SU.
Saturday, 9 August 2008
Sketch Saturday - No 11
I have added the close up as I have been asked quite a lot how to shade a white dress I hope this helps
Penny Black Challenge - Sketch
This lovely little Spring Bunnie is playing hide and seek with his brothers and sisters, he looks so cute peeping out from the pansies, and has been coloured with Distress Inks and H20's. The mauve and green cardstock is from SU I wanted to keep it quite plain again in order to show off the great colours, So have just made more use of embellies and less of patterned paper, The flowers and brads are from Poppicraft, ribbon from stash, The beautiful flower and Butterfly charms were a RAK from my colouring Guru the fantastic Rach, I am sure by now that everyone has visited her wonderful blog, but if by chance you havn't go over there now and be prepared to be wowed!!
Looking forward to seeing all your creations this week. Have a great weekend everyone