Sunday, 28 February 2010
We are very lucky to be sponsored again by Cuddly Buddly. This week the prize is another lovely stamp. Isn't this a lovely image and just perfect for your Easter cards.
Here is my card in mint and brown. I checked out my Promarkers first to reassure myself that I was using the right colours lol! I coloured the lovely Forever Friends image with Promarkers and edged it with brown. I made the spots on the hat by using a lighter shade than the main shade. I kept the card simple as I was making it for my husband's birthday on Thursday and I don't think men like flowers or glitter or anything "fancy." I just added some card candy coloured to match with Promarker. I also coloured the string I added to the buttons to match. The DP is the lovely Bloom and Grow from MME.
Saturday, 27 February 2010
I decided to make a Baby congratulations card to add to the ones I have. I thought lilac and aqua would do for a boy or a girl so that would be handy as whether you have pink or blue it's always the other one you need. My friend gave me the card candy as it is exactly the same colour as my backing card. I have lilac but it is quite pale. The papers are from the lilac patchwork collection from Cuddly Buddly. I printed another sheet of the stripey one this morning but....and there's always a but I realised when I looked at it at the crop that the original was printed on pearlescent paper and the new one was on plain white paper. So I had to finish that this evening. I also added the flowers from Wild Orchid Craftsand aqua! leaves. Not a very good photo unfortunately.
I thought this photo was ok until I uploaded it and then realised that it's a bit squint. Too late now though! I'm entering this card in the following challenges:-
Creative Inspirations challenge :- Thank you.
Sassy Designs by Susie :- Lilac and aqua.
Truly Scrumptious :- Sketch.
I think that's all for now. I'm off to check out the entries over at Totally Gorjuss.
See you all tomorrow. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
This week I have coloured this beautiful Tilda with Promarkers. I think this might be the first time I haven't used a Gorjuss Girl for the Totally Gorjuss challenge lol! She's one of my favourite new Tildas and I think I might use her quite often. I've used Tulip Yellow and Baby pink promarker to fit the Passion for Promarkers challenge and I've also added some faux stitching. The gorgeous papers are from K & Co. These are some of my favourite papers, they are lovely colours and lots of them are glittered too. I used Distress Inks in Tattered Rose and Mustard Seed on all my edges, glittered Tildas dress and added these lovely pink pearls from Prima to fit the Spoon Full of Sugar challenge. I embossed some of my yellow paper with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder and this fits the Sophisticat challenge. Since the theme of the TG challenge this week is "Mum" it will also fit the Paperplay challenge. Oops nearly forgot to say that I followed the great sketch that Dawny P did for Papertake Weekly.
Hope you like! I'd really like to hear what you think. It really helps to know what other people think. So many of you entered our challenge last week that I was really struggling to get around all your blogs. If I didn't manage to leave a comment on your blog I'm really sorry and I'll try to do better next week. Not sure if I'll manage though as I have a family funeral next Thursday and it is over 3 hours drive away from us so I'll lose a whole day. Aunt Kate was the last of my late Father -in-law's sisters and the last of the family. She would have been 89 on Sunday coming so she's had a long, long life.
Anyway all that remains to say is have a nice weekend everyone and I'll be back tomorrow with my DT card for Just Cute Bears. I suppose I might manage back later to show you what I've done at the crop....if I manage to achieve much!!
Thursday, 25 February 2010
But on to my card! I have been so busy trying to comment on the entries for my 2 DT challenges that I haven't done much in the way of crafting! It's very time consuming but it's lovely to see other people's work. I made this card last night just because I wanted to enter Just Magnolia. Haven't they given us a lovely sketch this week. I made it into an easel card so it also fits the Magnolia Down Under challenge.
I think it also fits the following challenges:-
Stamp Something :- A Touch of Spring.
Magical Crafts :- Something for Mum.
Basic Grey :- Maroon, lemon and pink - the lovely Lemonade paper.
Everybody Art Challenge :- Easel card.
Secret Crafter :- Mother's Day.
I think that's about it. Now I need to go and make a card for my husband's birthday.....which is today! My son-in-law's birthday was yesterday and he got his card and present on time but I kind of ran out of time to make hubby's card. Possibly because I made this card last night lol! I won't be able to post his card till the weekend as I'm intending to make his card one of my DT cards so you'll be able to see it on Sunday.
See you all later if I don't get too caught up with my DT work.
Sunday, 21 February 2010
Need to be quick then lol!! I wanted to make a card for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge as I've been doing their blog hop and to have a chance of winning the prize you need to enter the challenge. This week they want 3 different types of embellishments, 2 patterned papers and 1 image. The DT were using House Mouse images so I decided that I would use one of mine too. Isn't Monica with Blankey really sweet. I love House Mouse they are all so cute! I'm still using my Cuddly Buddly papers. the stripey one is from the patchwork collection and the floral one is a freebie that I had almost forgotten I had. I used an MS punch for the scalloped edges and embossed some more of the lilac card in my Cuttlebug. I found this gorgeous flower in my stash. My three embellishments are ribbon, jewels and the flower. The sketch I used is from Mojo Monday and it's a great one, really easy to use.
I think that's all from me. I'm off to iron.....lucky me. Tomorrow I need to get commenting on the Totally Gorjuss challenge entries, so far we have got an encouraging number this week. I should be out tomorrow night but that depends on the weather as the speaker might not fancy coming out in the current weather conditions.
My blog candy is still on offer if anyone fancies a shot. I've found some flowers to add and I'm trying to be brave and have a look at my ribbons lol!
This week I need to make male cards for my hubbby and son-in-law. I made a very quick one for my son-in-law this afternoon as Ineed to post it tomorrow for Wednesday. At least it would have been quick but when I picked it up to take a photo of it I realised I had stuck the gingham panel - and of course the image and sentiment - in the wrong places. So I had to make it into an easel card. Oh well at least it's finished now, nothing else to do. The doggy, which came from an Inkadinkado clear set of stamps, reminded me of their daft Labrador Missy. The paws are from the same set. I've been dying to use the ticket stamp from Hero Arts so this was the perfect chance. This lovely DP is from the blue patchwork set from Cuddly Buddly. I love these papers, I used the purple set already this weekend and I also have pink! As I am keeping this card nice and plain and simple, I don't think men appreciate bows and flowers and jewels, I finished by adding some card candy coloured with Promarker from Craftwork Cards.
Not much else to say girls except I hope he likes it. I'm feeling quite creative today so maybe I can get something else planned before I need to make tea. Just the two of us tonight as daughter is working till 10pm so we can eat quite early and I can have an evening of crafting! Well apart of having to iron and go online and find a birthday present for my son-in-law!
I think I can enter a few challenges with this card too:-
Sketch and Stash :- Sketch and I used some lovely new stamps.
Totally Papercrafts :- Lots of spots.
Papertake Weekly :- Checks/gingham.
Allsorts :- Tag, ticket or label.
Cupcake :- Keep it simple.
Enjoy the rest of your day.
PS don't forget to enter my candy. I'm going to see what else I can find when I get a few minutes to spare.
We are sponsored again by the lovely Kim at Cuddly Buddly. The prize this week is another lovely stamp. I think I could make good use of this stamp! If you pop over to Kim's online shop I'm sure you'll find something you want. As well as rubber stamps there are digi downloads of images and papers. I have used one of the download papers this week from the Patchwork of Papers purple collection. These papers are so gorgeous that I didn't know what to use first.
Anyway here is the stamp and wouldn't you love to win it? Well it's simple all you need to do is make a lilac card....easy!
So here's my card. This week I have made a very simple card. I had a bit of a look around for a sketch to use. But then my friend phoned and we were chatting for almost an hour!! Well by that time I really needed to get my card made so I could take a photo in daylight on Saturday. So I grabbed a few things and when I put them together roughly I thought that this layout was simple but maybe quite effective. What do you think? I think it shows off this cute Penny Black bear and these gorgeous roses from Wild Orchid Crafts quite well. I coloured the image with Promarkers as usual and cut it out with nesties. The sentiment and card candy are from Craftwork Cards. I had to colour the card candy with Promarker too as I had none the shade I wanted. The greenery was cut with a Nellie Snellen punch. I think the raffia lace came from Quixotic Paperie, another favourite online shop! I finished by adding some Glimmer Mist to the roses, not sure if you can see that though
I hope you can find time to visit my talented teamies' blogs to see what they have made. I know they have all made beautiful cards this week and we would all love it if you tell us what you think of our creations!
Saturday, 20 February 2010
I'm in a kind of lilac mood just now as you can see. But then my blog is called Lilackat lol!
As you can see I've used a sweet Gorjuss Girl and made my card using the lovely sketch from Paperplay. Do you like my DP? It's from Cuddly Buddly and it's a download. It's all so pretty I didn't know which ones to use. She's coloured with Promarkers and I've added some shading round the edge of the image with milled lavender Distress Inks. I finished by adding some of my gorgeous new flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. I love these new flowers they are so pretty.
I hope lots of you will be able to join us this week. We're really please about how many of you joined us last week in the "lurve" challenge. We have a great prize for you again this week. This time we are sponsored by Crafters Companion who are giving the lucky winner a voucher for £10. Apart from their own products they sell a wide range of products from other manufacturers and their online shop is always worth a look.
Thursday, 18 February 2010
But now on to my card. I've used a lovely Tilda that has never seen ink before - only due to lack of time because she is really pretty isn't she?
DP :- K&Co.
Colouring :- Promarkers and Precision pen for the faux stitching.
Flowers :- Prima.
Buttons, jewels and string coloured with Promarker to match, ribbons, stickles.
I am going to enter a few challenges with this card :-
One Stitch at a Time :- Stitching.
The Pink Elephant :- Ribbon.
Passion for Promarkers :- Any colours plus buttons and bows.
Sophisticat challenge :- Stitching.
Magnolia Down Under :- Buttons, flowers and bows.
Die Cut Dreams :- 3 DP, 2 different ribbons, 2 flowers and gems.
Friday Sketchers :- Sketch.
Crafty Creations :- Stitching.
Well I'm off to have my lunch now and then get on with my DT cards for next week. If you have snow keep warm and safe.
PS Don't forget to enter my blog candy, it finishes next Thursday.
Tuesday, 16 February 2010
Sunday, 14 February 2010
We are sponsored again this week by Kim at Cuddly Buddly. You really must check out Kim's online shop, I love her own stamps and papers but she also has lots of other goodies.
This is the prize, isn't it gorgeous?
I hope you can join us again this week, I've really enjoyed visiting your blogs and seeing your lovely creations. As usual the closing time for this challenge is Saturday 20th February at 6pm (GMT).
For this card I've used the lovely Annie's Heart stamp from Cuddly Buddly and I coloured it with Promarkers. I also edged the flowers, the image and the sentiment with Promarker and added some Spica glitter gel pen to the middle of her bow. The lovely DP is from K&Co, the flowers are from Hero Arts and I finished with some brads and jewels from my stash.
Saturday, 13 February 2010
I've managed to fit in a few hearts between the hearts on her dress and boots and the heart charm with an arrow through it lol! I used Promarkers to colour the sweet image, the card candy and the edges of some white roses. I used my new Nellie Snellen punch to cut out some greenery for the roses. My DP is DCWV and I added some ribbon, raffia ribbon and jewels from my stash. I cut out a tag with my tag punch and edged it with Distress Inks in milled lavender before finishing with stickles. I also added Distress Inks to my DP and the image. The hearts on her dress, boots and in her hair are coloured with Spica glitter gel pen. As you will realise when you see tomorrow's DT card for Just Cute Bears I am having a bit of a lilac week lol!
Friday, 12 February 2010
Tuesday, 9 February 2010
I'm not sure why I added another photo because I think you can probably see the layering in the first photo lol! In real life the card is not as pale as it looks here and the buttons match the DP from K&Co and the flower which is Stackies from Polka Doodles
I distressed the edges of the papers and also added Distress Ink in tattered rose. You might be able to see that I've added some tattered rose to the flower layers and the sentiment as well.
This card should some other challenges too :-
Truly Scrumptious :- Sketch and buttons and bows.
Allsorts :- Distressed plus buttons and a bow.
Creatalicious challenge :- No stamped images.
I quite like this card! I love the DP and I think the flower worked quite well but you can always tell me if it is rubbish. constructive criticism is alway welcome. Wouldn't do if I thought all my work was wonderful. I'm more likely to think my cards are not very good actually. But probably a lot of us are guilty of that, aren't we?
I'm off to post this and enter the challenges and finish off my Tesco order.
Sunday, 7 February 2010
The swirl is from Sizzix. It's a really long one and this is a piece that was left from another card! The flowers are cut with an EK Success retro flower punch and I used Basic Grey Cupcake DP. I've used my MS heart punch again and some heart jewels from my stash, card candy from Craftwork Cards and ribbon from my stash. I had a bit of a wrestle with the ribbon because it wanted to show you its' plain side and I was determined that it was going to be all spotty. As you can see I won lol!
I'm entering a few challenges with this card:-
Basic Grey :- Sketch and paper used to punch flowers.
Easy Craft Projects :- Valentine for a man - hope it's not to girly!
House Mouse :- Valentine.
Cupcake :- Four-legged and furry.
Passion for Promarkers :- Animal and any colours.
Cute Card Thursday :- Spots and dots.
Double Dutch :- Valentine.
C.R.A.F.T. :- Valentine.
Crazy 4 Challenges :- Valentine.
I think that's me then. I'm sure there are lots more out there but enough is enough!!
I'd best do my ironing now. One of my favourite things to do on a Sunday. I've been bad for leaving it too late at night because I want to do something more interesting but today I'm going to be good and get rid of it now. My reasoning is that then I can get on with more crafting later without thinking about having to do boring stuff. I've already managed to do some catching up and some commenting so now I need a coffee and I'll enter these challenges.
Enjoy the rest of your day.
I've coloured this sweet Popcorn Bear image with Promarkers. Aren't they just a lovely couple? I found this Papermania pastel DP at the bottom of a drawer. I don't think it has ever been used and there are 5 different colours so I think it might come in useful! The image is also from the same Popcorn set. They are both quite big so you really need to use at least an A5 card so that is a bit of a difference from my usual square cards. I found some pink card that is a good match and edged it with my Martha Stewart heart punch and added some brown ribbon. I added some heart shaped jewels to the sentiment and some pink flat backed pearls in two corners and a flower to finish off.
I just needed an engagement as my best friend's middle son has just go engaged. I hope they like their card, I posted it to them today. My friend is dead chuffed as they have been together since University. Funnily enough Kelly is from my area and Alan met her when he was studying at Aberdeen Uni. They have been together for a few years now so a wedding will be just great, they are a lovely couple. My friend is panicking now as they want her to make the wedding cake. She doesn't need to worry, she is a great baker, always has been since we were in the Young Farmers.
So girls I hope you can join us this week. Remember the closing time for entries is 10pm on Saturday 13th February. We have a lovely prize again from Kim at Cuddly Buddly.
I am just waiting for an order to come from them so maybe next week I'll be making my DT card with one of their bears. I'm looking forward to seeing your lovely heart themed projects this week. Don't forget to pop over to my lovely teamies blogs to see their gorgeous creations.
Saturday, 6 February 2010
I can't believe that this is week 16 at Totally Gorjuss already. Net has given us a super sketch to work with this week. I hope you like it. I found it very easy to work with and you can always rotate it if you want and of course you can add little bits and pieces to suit yourself. Since this is the first Saturday in the month we are sponsored by Joanna Sheen and the prize is a lovely £10 voucher to spend in her online shop. And best of all there is no p&p to pay.
I've used one of my favourite Gorjuss Girls this week. I think she may have a Valentine in the envelope in her hand. It certainly looks like it, there's a heart on the back of the envelope lol.
My DP this week is from K&Co and the Gorjuss Girl is coloured with Promarkers. I've added some lovely Prima paper roses I just got today fromCrafts U Love and a heart charm I got from Bunny Zoe's Crafts. I went onto Bunny Zoe's online shop to look at a stamp and ended up with lots of charms as well as the stamp lol!
I think I have been a very bad blogger this week but somehow I don't seem to have had much time. I've done both of my DT cards though and managed to comment on the challenge entries so that is something. I've also had to make another sympathy card the other day. I think I should try to get some made so that I have one to hand when I need it and don't have to rush off and make one.
Hopefully this will be posted before I go to work and then when I come home I can see if any of you have posted a quick card for us to look at. I think everyone is not as slow as me lol! Since I am scheduling this on Friday evening I will go off and do my scheduled post for Just Cute Bears while I am using the laptop.
I am intending to enter some challenges with this card:-
Pile it on :- Enough of winter colours.
By the Cute and Girly :- Love.
Magical Crafts :- Valentine.
The Pink Elephant :- Pink.
Sophisticat Challenge :- Love.
Crafty Cardmakers :- Hearts and romance.
Papertake Weekly :-Love actually.
Creative Card Crew :- Valentine.
Paperplay :- Love notes.
Charisma Cardz :- I love you.
Stamp Something :- Love somethings.
Stampin for the Weekend :- Valentine theme.
Fussy and Fancy :- Hearts.
ABC :- New - I've used my new paper roses and heart charm.
ABC Challenge Tutorial Blog :- Any challenge from February.
Simon Says Stamp challenge :- Photo inspiration - a rose.
See you all later if you fancy joining our challenge, I am sure you will be able to fit it in with some other challenges. I like to combine challenges and I know a lot of you do too.
Wednesday, 3 February 2010
Anyway about the card. I embossed a piece of card with the swiss dots folder in the Cuttlebug distressed it with frayed burlap and tattered rose and edged it with walnut stain. The image is CG127 Flower Box and the sentiment is from CL 283 both from Hero Arts. I decoupaged the large flower for a bit of dimension. Promarkers were used for colouring. I finished off with some card candy from Craftwork Cards.
I've left it quite simple as I think simple is best for sympathy cards.
Now I need to go and see if I can catch up with commenting on entries for Totally Gorjuss and Just Cute Bears.
Almost forgot I had an email telling me that stamps uk is having a closing down sale. They have lots of goodies on sale and the last date for orders is 28th February. I've had a look....needless to say. And I just got an order from Nikki at Bunny Zoe's Crafts. I can recommend Bunny Zoe's Crafts. My order came very quickly, the prices are good and she has a good range of goodies. So why not check both of these out if you like a bargain.
See you all tomorrow I hope. We still have a lot of snow and ice here. It has been horrible again since Friday and I am pretty fed up with it. On the bright side my postie came today with an order from Craftwork cards and my Tesco home shopping was delivered too.