Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Two Challenges

This weeks Challenge on Basic Grey is a sketch - not something I normally do as I find it really difficult, but I do want to challenge myself so here's my card. Didnt quite manage to follow the sketch, and also I had to move the sentiment as it wouldnt fit at the bottom of the card. Paper used are from the Eva collection. I feel its missing something but not sure what.

Next is the Tag Your'e it challenge - cute & Cuddly this week, again, a topic I struggle with. Anyway, I dug through my stickers and found this PB cat and just added loads of ribbons. The background paper is allsorts by Craftwork Cards.

And finally - here is the card I made with it.

Sunday, 29 March 2009

Daring Cardmakers Bunny's and Chicks

This week over at DCM I decided not to go the Easter route, but instead I made a notebook for a friend (hope it qualifies as its not a card). I found some old farmyard stickers I got ages ago and used Doodlebug paper on the front & back covers and the current fave -K&Co Berry
sweet for the inside.
I would also like to say a big thankyou to Debra as I've won the Blog Candy she kindly donated. Check out her fab blog here

Thursday, 26 March 2009

Penny Black Saturday

The topic this week on PBS is 'Doodling'. I've used 'ginger' as the main image and watercoloured her with Marveys. The background paper is by the aptly named Doodlebug and I've doodled around the edge of the card, in pink around the image and also in white on on the cut out flowers.

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Chipboard Book

Today I am showing a chipboard book that I made at a workshop. It's not my usual style at all,and it keeps to 2 basic colours (which nearly killed me as I kept wanting to add some black, possibly brown, maybe a bit of yellow, god I could have ruined it!)but I think it works. The book itself is by Woodware, and comes with 4 blank chipboard pages and 4 accetate pages, which I have stamped on. the thing I have a problem with, is that it has no purpose other than being a keepsake. Usually I make stuff that can be used, this is just to errr....look at. Still, I had fun.

Friday, 20 March 2009

This week I have been mainly..

I haven't had much craft time this week, so I've not entered any challenges, but I have been working on this BIA project. Its a record of my favourite stamps, so I can flick through it when I need some inspiratation. Could easily have added more catagories but I ran out of space.Using the Berry Sweet papers from K&Co - I just never get tired of these gorgeous bright colours. I did buy some more last weekend from Craftability, which sadly is closing down at the end of the month after 19 years trading, due to the credit crunch. Now on a stash ban till Ally Pally, due to my car failing its MOT. Was stunned as its been running fine but the mechanic assured me (tutting often) that it is not road worthy, and hadnt I noticed that the headlight casing was broken. Umm actually no because I have a life, but please do continue to patronise me and then present me with huge bill, and I will happily never ever use this garage again. Not that I'm bitter or anything.

Sunday, 15 March 2009

Tag Challenge

The tag challenge this week is 'Time for tea'. Now I love making cupcake cards so this was right up my street. Originally I was going to make it smaller by only having 3 cakes, but then I got to thinking that 4 cakes would mean 2 each - much fairer. But this left no room for a sentiment. Then I remembered the stickers I bought years ago in the States, so I made a 2nd tag, did a bit of doodling and used my sizzlits extended cut for the lettering.

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Penny Black Saturday

This week, the challeng on PBS is a recipe 1,2,3 - 1 flower, 2 ribbons and 3 brads. I have used a PB stickeroo and the papers are Salsa by Junkitz. It also fits in with Sarns challenge on the forum to make a card using PB animals. OK - sunglasses on!

Sunday, 8 March 2009

Challenge and a new stamp

Here is my entry for this weeks tag challenge. The theme is 'wings' and although I was tempted to use a butterfly or dragonfly, I thought an owl would be a little more unusual.

Next is a card made from my new chandalier stamp, bought yesterday at Craft Ambrosia. I was trying to think of a sentiment that would go with it and came up with 'you light up my life' which could be used for an anniversary.

Monday, 2 March 2009

Basic Grey Challenge

This is the first time I've joined in this Challenge over at Basic Grey and the theme this week is 'Pockets'. The papers are from theEva range and the sentiment stamp is by Inkadinkado

Sunday, 1 March 2009


This weekend I have managed to make 2 Challenge cards. The first is for Tag Your'e It and the theme this week is 'Diamonds are a girls best friend'. Straight away I thought of my Diamonds paper, and the sentiment stamp which I've used so often. The diamond flower brad is by Dovecraft, the paper flower is Prima, plus a little bit of glitter and voila!
Next up is a new challenge site for me - Penny Black Saturday
I only have a few of these lubberly stamps but this one is an image sent to me by Bex from the stamped image swap. The theme this week is 'Something to eat' and the DT have created a really varied selection. Here's my lil entry. I coloured the image with my Marvey pens with a little bit of watercolouring and the background paper is by K&co

Birthday Book

Here is a Birthday Book I made using the BIA and the delish Marakesh papers from BG. I made a booboo on the April/May page - it originally had June on there as well, but then I included it on the following page, so I had to get rid of it and I put a line of buttons in to fill the gap. Blogger wont let me add more than 5 pics so i will have to put the November/Decmeber page on another post