Wednesday, 31 March 2010
Sunday, 28 March 2010
But enough about my stupid camera! Here's the card I made for Oliver for Easter. I know he is not quite 5 months old but I've made a card for Poppy so he has to have one too! For this year at least she's the only one who needs an Easter egg. I won this stamp the other week at the Creative Card Crew challenge. Thanks again to them and to Nikki at Bunny Zoe's Crafts.
You might think that this photo doesn't look as if it was taken in daylight. This is because it was re-taken about 20 past 7! As I went to type out the challenges I am going to enter I realised that it was maybe not quite right for one of them so I made a little addition of Sakura glitter gel pen to the flowerpot and the bunny's bow!
This is just a quick fun card but I think it fits a few challenges.
Simon Says Stamp :- Easter plus glimmer - hence my little addition.
Colour Create :- Favourite pastels plus Easter.
Paperplay :- Easter.
Fussy and Fancy :- Easter.
Easy Craft Projects :-Easter.
High Hopes :- Gems or pearls.
Truly Scrumptious :- Sketch.
Stamp Something :-Doodle something. I doodled round the image.
Pile it on :- Animal-riffic.
What I used :-
This is the card I made for the challenge. I have to admit I was struggling as I didn't think I had such a thing as an Easter themed stamp with a bear. But after a bit of raking among my stamps I found a little packet with 4 bear stamps! Amazing what you can find in the bottom of a drawer. I also found some anonymous DPs which seemed to go together OK. I think they may be DCWV but don't quote me! I coloured the image with Promarkers added some card candy, coloured to match and some little jewels. I was also struggling with the sentiment. The only Happy Easter I have was too big so this is a computer generated one cut out with a nestie and edged with Promarker to match.
I wasn't sure if I liked this card but I think it's growing on me. I was at a crop on Saturday afternoon after work and started it then. I have also been making a hanger with his name on it for Oliver. I'm struggling with what else to put on it. It's easy enough for a girl because you can add little flowers and jewels but what do you put on for a boy?I'll have to think about that lol!
Later on I hope to be able to show you Oliver's Easter card. I won some stamps on the Creative Card Crew challenge recently which were donated by Nikki at Bunny Zoe Crafts. They are 'High Hopes' Tulip Bunny and Bloom and I think the bunny will be perfect for a card for my favourite baby boy lol!
Hope you can join us this week at Just Cute Bears. And do please have a look at my talented teamies blogs and see how they've made their gorgeous cards. And of course if you can leave us a comment we'd love to hear what you think of our "beary" cards.
Looking forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your lovely Easter cards. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Saturday, 27 March 2010
Thursday, 25 March 2010
Ive never used this stamp before but I'm quite pleased with how it turned out. I found some papers that I had got in a TSV from QVC some time ago and the one with writing is just perfect for a Spring card. The check one is from the same set and has the same colours. I edged the Prima flowers with Promarker to match the flower in the image and added card candy from Craftwork Cards also coloured with Promarker. The sentiment is also from Craftwork Cards and the ribbon from my stash.
I'm also entering the following challenges :-
Charisma :- Spring.
Crafty Cardmakers :- Spring into Spring.
Passion for Promarkers :- Spring plus an animal.
Susie's Sassy Challenge :- Spring garden.
By the Cute and Girly :- Spring.
For some reason I'm quite pleased with this card lol!!! I love the image and I think the papers fit quite well. But let me know what you think, I'd be interested to hear what you think. I really like to know what you think so if you've got a minute to spare please leave me a little comment. It really makes my day to read what you think.
But I really wanted to do one for the Just Magnolia challenge as I love easel cards. I meant to make one that would fit some spring challenges but now that it's finished I'm not sure that it's spring-like at all!
I used the lovely sketch from the Totally Papercrafts challenge and the colours from the Sophisticat challenge which are mint, lilac and one other colour plus flowers. My other colour is pink.
There are a couple of Spring challenges that I'd like to enter too :-
Allsorts and the Secret Crafter challenge. I hope this card is ok for these 2 challenges!
This second picture doesn't really add anything but I thought you might like to see the rain on my conservatory window. The only one sitting in there today is my Labrador. She has taken over a chair....which of course no-one else wants to sit on now lol!!
Oops forgot to tell you what I used to make this card!
I'm off to feed the dogs now and take them for a walk before tea. Hopefully I'll be back later with another card.
Wednesday, 24 March 2010
Tuesday, 23 March 2010
DP :- MME pretty please.
Image :- Anya.
Sentiment :- Craftwork Cards.
Colouring :- Promarkers and Spica glitter gel pens.
Flowers :- Pink - Hero Arts, Blue - Wild Orchid Crafts.
Nesties and Martha Stewart edge punch.
The way I've altered Anya is by adding spots to her boots, handbag, hair bobbles and hairband. They're lovely and glittery irl so I hope you can see them in my photo lol!!
Best go now and finish my Tesco order. I knew there was something I should have done. Oooops late to bed again!
Monday, 22 March 2010
I'm going to enter a few challenges with this card :-
A Spoon Full of Sugar :- Easter.
House Mouse :- Sketch.
Susie's Sassy challenge :- Easter.
Charisma Cardz :- Something for the kids.
Stampin for the weekend :- Easter.
Magical Crafts :- Easter.
Daring Cardmakers :- Use a bird.
Sunday, 21 March 2010
We are lucky to be sponsored again by Cuddly Buddly. Isn't this a cute stamp? Just right for a boy's card.
This week we have a great sketch for you to follow. My lovely teamie Jane is the queen of sketches and she has given us a lovely one to follow this week. You can flip the sketch add embellies to suit yourself just as long as we can see the original sketch that's fine by us.
This is what I've done. I've left it very simple as I've used the sketch to make a 'thank you' card.
Saturday, 20 March 2010
Thursday, 18 March 2010
Wednesday, 17 March 2010
I've used one of my favourite Magnolias to make this card for a few challenges. I hurried to take a photo in daylight while waiting for my Tesco order. The driver was on the phone twice.....lost...he'd never been here before! I see now that it's not a good photo after all. It is all matted on a nice pearlescent pale pink but the lacy strip, cut out with my beautiful new Martha Stewart punch doesn't look very pink to me!
DP :- Cloud 9.
Image :- Magnolia.
Magnolia Down Under have been having a blog hop and the DT all have candy so it would be good to support them by taking part in the blog hop. I've done it and they have some gorgeous creations so why don't you pop over for a look and take part if you have time.
Best get going now and get these challenges entered. Might just have time to have my tea before I go to the WRI. Tonight we have our own little show and a speaker from "Mercy Ships."
See you all tomorrow,
Sunday, 14 March 2010
I thought I'd share some photos with you. Catriona sent me a photo of Poppy with my card and present. But no Oliver! So I dropped a hint and she emailed me a couple of photos. This 1st one is a photo of a photo since I don't have a scanner. Poppy, now aged 2yrs and about 3 and a half months is playing on the chute somewhere near Crieff Hydro which is just up the road from them. She seems to be enjoying herself lol. I think the only bit of her swing, chute, pirate boat etc that Grampa has built in her back garden is the chute. There are so many bits that I think it's a 6 man job for about a fortnight not a 1 man job for about a year lol!!
Here is Oliver aged now almost 18 weeks. He is a beautiful baby.....not that I'm biased of course. Very good natured and happy and good at sleeping all night. Very important to the average Mum of a young baby.
But on to my DT card for Just Cute Bears. This time we would like you to make a white card. That sounds a bit scary but all it means is that we want you to use all white instead of coloured DP but you can colour the image.
For my card I used my Cuttlebug and three different embossing folders. I coloured the lovely Forever Friends image with Promarkers. I finished with some card candy, flat backed pearls and white organza ribbon.
I think that's all I need to say except do please join us. I really enjoy dropping by your blogs every week to check out your entries. There are some very talented crafters out there. I hope you can find a minute to let me, and of course my talented teamies, know what you think of our cards. I hope we have been able to inspire you.
I must apologise for being a bit slow at commenting this last couple of weeks. I'm hoping that next week will be better timewise for me lol!!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Saturday, 13 March 2010
I have chosen sweet as in yummy although I think this Tilda is pretty sweet as in cute too!
I have been very short of time this week as I was at the craft show at the SECC on Sunday, a WRI quiz on Tuesday evening and a meeting about our co-operative entry for our local show on Wednesday evening. Then this morning I had to make the scones I promised for the teas, finish off a Get Well card as an entry for the show and start this one. After work I finished sewing up a hat, another entry, delivered the stuff to a friend to take in for me as I will be at work in the morning and finished this card.
Truly Scrumptious :- Sketch plus good enough to eat.
Magnolia Down Under :- 3 papers, 3 flowers, 2 buttond and 1 bow.
Crafty Cardmakers :- Feminine celebration.
Crafty Creations :- Make your own flowers.
Cute Card Thursday :- Celebrations.
Cupcake :- Flowers.
If Mr Blogger is being a good boy this post will appear in the morning. Looking forward to seeing how you interpret our theme this week. I have not been good at commenting this week due to shortage of time so I can only apologise and promise to do better this week.
Friday, 12 March 2010
Just another view of my easel card. Do you like those pretty MME buttons?
Thursday, 11 March 2010
I've used a lovely daytime winter image from Magnolia, coloured with Promarkers and finished off with stickles, Glamour Dust and pearls. I decoupaged the trees for a bit of dimension. The papers are also from Magnolia and I love them. I spent ages trying to make up my mind what papers to use! I think they work quite well though. The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards and I managed to get in my favourite Cuttlebug snowflake. How do you like the layout.? I followed the sketch from Winter Wonderland. It's a great sketch and I think it works really well with this image.
This is just another view to show the layered effect of the trees. I decided to make an easel card as I think they look quite impressive and are so easy to make.
Sunday, 7 March 2010
But about this card! It is for challenge no. 7 over at Just Cute Bears where the challenge this week is something for Mum. I've used some more K&Co DP....love the colours in this pad. The sweet image is "The bear" from Hobby Art and he has been coloured with Promarkers. I used some lovely flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and I've glittered them and the butterfly with a Sakura clear glitter gel pen. The flowers in the image are topped with a Sakura clear gel pen. I used a MS punch to cut out some leaves. I finished off with some glittery jewels and glittery ribbon. The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards.
Hope you like and I'll try to have a look at your entries later today if I'm not too shattered. In reality I'll probably have a look around tomorrow. If you pop over to the challenge blog at Just Cute Bears you can see what my talented teamies have made for your inspiration this week.
And of course you probably want to know what the prize is this week. Well again we are sponsored by the incredibly generous people at Cuddly Buddly. We are very lucky to have such a generous sponsor and are very grateful to them. I can tell you that they have lots more than just the lovely stamps we have been lucky enough to give to our winner every week. You can also buy digi downloads. I can really recommend their papers, they are just gorgeous and you get lots of different designs in every set. You can also buy ribbons, punches, dies.........etc. But don't just take my word for it, pop over and see for yourselves.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Saturday, 6 March 2010
For our challenge this week at Totally Gorjuss Net has given us a lovely sketch to follow. Hope I've done it justice Net! I've blinged it up a bit so I could also enter it in some challenges.
I coloured Miss Bumblebee with Promarkers and paper-pieced her dress. Then I covered her wings with a Sakura clear glitter gel pen and added a heart-shaped jewel to her hair. My DP is K&Co. I got the lovely lace from Quixotic Paperie and again I've used some gorgeous roses from Wild Orchid Crafts and I cut out some leaves with a MS punch. I finished off with some heart-shaped brads, ribbon, button and pearls. The string in the button is coloured with Promarker to match.
I hope you like. If you can find time to go over to the challenge blog at Just Cute Bears you will be able to see what my talented teamies have made this week. Tell us what you think we all like to read what you have to say about the challenge and our own cards. It's always encouraging to see how many of you enter our challenge every week and we love to see how you interpret our challenge. I've enjoyed seeing all your cards "for Mum" this week. As usual we are sponsored and you can win a lovely prize, so go on give it a go. Remember you don't need to use a Gorjuss Girl to enter the challenge.
The challenges I'm entering are:-
Papertake Weekly :- Buttons, bows, brads and bling.
Quixotic :- Use leaves.
ABC :- P for paper-piecing.
Simon Says Challenge :- Girly.
Creative Inspirations Wednesday challenge :- Lace, pins and pearls.
Creative Card Crew :- Celebrations.
Charisma :- Fairies.
Stamp Something :- Girly.
A Spoon Full of Sugar :- Beads
Enjoy your weekend.
Thursday, 4 March 2010
The winner of the candy pictured is Annelies from Belgium.
The mystery candy has been won by Lisa from Norfolk UK.
Thanks to everone for entering and welcome to all my new followers, great to have you with me.
So if Annelies and Lisa would email me with their addresses I will get the candy off to them as soon as possible.
THIS POST WILL STAY AT THE TOP UNTIL 4TH MARCH SO PLEASE SCROLL DOWN IF YOU WANT TO SEE MY NEWER POSTS.
Well here it is at last.............the blog candy that I've been going to post for ages. Finally I put it together and managed to get a photo in daylight.
Edited to add :- I've found some Petaloo flowers and I think I should throw in some buttons and I've been very brave and raided my ribbon stash . If I reach 100 followers I might even add something else.
This candy is open until Thursday 4th March and I will draw a winner at 3pm. Good luck everyone!
Wednesday, 3 March 2010
I used some of my favourite K&Co wild raspberry DP. The image is coloured with Promarkers and I also used a Sakura clear glitter gel pen. The flowers and pearls are from Prima and that's about it. This was just a very quick card - not like me I usually take ages to make a card!
I'm also entering this card in the Penny Black challenge. This is their lovely sketch, I really enjoyed using it.
Tuesday, 2 March 2010
Please copy this and link it on your blog, Facebook or any other site you frequent.
Then post here a link to your post, Facebook or site for your chance to win BIG with Prima.
One US and one international winner will be chosen on Thursday 4th March 2010.
We are getting closer and closer to finding out Prima's secret....not long now!
Don't know about you but I'm off to enter this now!
Monday, 1 March 2010
I made this card yesterday evening after I had been a good girl and finished my ironing. Left it to take a photo today completely forgetting that by the time I got home the light would be gone! I thought it would be handy to have a "Thank You" card in my box.
I'm not sure the second photo adds anything. I thought it might show that I decoupaged the flowers and popped up the whole thing on sticky pads.
Sentiment:- Hero Arts.
Colouring :- Promarkers and chalks.
Card Candy:- Craftwork cards.
Also used:- Cuttlebug Swiss dots folder, Sakura clear gel and glitter gel pens, ribbon.
I'm entering the following challenges with this card :-
Think that's me now. I'm off to check if we've got many entries at Totally Gorjuss and Just Cute Bears.
See you tomorrow,