Monday, 23 November 2009


The challenge on Something Completely Different this week was to use Blue, White and snowflakes. I've done a couple, as the handbag card was an unfinished project put to one side for when I felt like threading beads onto a wire, so thanks SCD for giving me the kick I needed to get on with it. The big snowflake was given to me by a friend, as were the blue papers. tfl

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Bubbly Scrumptious Challenge Week 12

This week the challenge at Bub Scrump is 'Go Wild' - 'By this we mean that we would like you to use an image of a wild animal in your work this week.' OK, my giraffe doesn't exactly look wild, in fact he looks quite cute, but I think it qualifies for the challenge! tfl

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Baking Tray Advent Calendar

I got the idea for this from UKS last year, and I filed it away as a project for Christmas 2009.I have taken a pic before and after I've added the embellishments which are fixed by a magnet (I don't know what happend to number 19 - maybe that will be my 'meltdown' day!) I finished off by giving it a coat of sparkly modge podge to protect it.

Monday, 16 November 2009

Penny Black Challenge no 75

This week it's called 'One for the guys' - tricky or what. I remembered I had a jumper template from CraftyTemplates, and I used my Craftwork Cards papers and punched out some holly. I tried all sorts of things for the focal point on jumper, but in the end I settled for a sparkly peel off! Not sure about this - but I had to do something or I'd still be dithering by next christmas. The text stamp is by PB so it does qualify for the challenge. Last week I was lucky enough to win the prize - a £10 voucher to spend in the current Stampin Up catalogue, pop over and have a go.

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Post Pals and SCD

Here is a card and little notepad I made for Ayesha from Post Pals This is a fantastic charity that helps to bring a smile to a sick child - read about it by clicking on the link. Ayesha likes baking cakes (and I like eating them) so I used my craftwork card templates to create these for her. Inside the notebook, the pages are different colour card, so she can write her cake recipes if she wants to.

This next card is for the week 27 Challenge on SCD which is 'Pink with a christmas tree' I have used my very versatile tree stamp, glittered it up and added some silver embellishments. Check out the blog for some very different and lovely DT samples

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Girls Just Wanna have fuuuun

Over on Penny Black Saturday this week, the challenge is to create something based on a song title. I had a look through my (sadly meagre) supply of PB stamps and immediately thought of this song. (and now I cant get it out of my head). I get a lot of use out of this stamp - its great for teen girl cards. For a change I stamped the clothes onto some patterned papers and stuck them onto the image. As usual, I forgot to choose my background paper first, and spent ages working my way through my (not meagre) paper collection.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Something Completely Different

Over on the SCD challenge blog the theme this month is cards (Yay) and this week its the colours red, gold and green with the addition of holly and ivy. This really gave me the kick I needed to get on with some christmas cards and I managed to do 3 for the challenge. They are all quite blingy as I do like a bit of sparkle.

Also, I made a birthday card for one of DS's friends - yep, the dreaded teenage boy card. I always find as in real life - if in doubt, resort to food.

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Recipe Book

I have been working on this BIA project for most of this week. I've wanted to do a Recipe Book for ages, but kept looking out for the right papers. I finally found these Cosmo Cricket ones, plus the lovely BG cupcake paper. I've folded a couple of the pages diagonally for bits of paper/articles to be stored inside. I'm still not sure if its finished - I do tend to 'overdo' things, and I'm itching to add some more stickers and maybe some ribbons to the wires but I'll leave it for a few days and see. tfl

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

DCM - Getting Punchy

This weeks challenge on Daring Cardmakers is to make a card using your latest punch. I got this Woodware holly/poinsettia punch recently to try and get me going with christmas cards.