Ribbon and buttons from stash.
Friday, 30 April 2010
Ribbon and buttons from stash.
Thursday, 29 April 2010
Sunday, 25 April 2010
I've had a second day of scraping paper so I'm a bit tired (to say the least)! Lucky Mhairi, she had to go to work at 3.30 and left her Dad , brother and me to get on with it. At least by the time I finish work at 5.30 it's too late to go away in to Aberdeen to do anything. Roll on next weekend lol! Knowing my luck she'll have a day off on Thursday (like me) and I'll have to go shopping with her.
Anyway enough about my exciting weekend.
This week at Just Cute Bears we have a lovely sketch from my talented teamie Jane. Thanks Jane this is a great sketch to work with.
We are sponsored again by the ever generous Kim at Cuddly Buddly. If you have never visited Cuddly Buddly you really should pop over soon. They have lots of other goodies as well as their own lovely ranges of stamps plus digi stamps and download papers. Isn't this a little cutie?
This is my DT card this week. Hope you like it and please leave me a comment if you have time. I hope you can visit my talented teamies too and leave them a comment, they have made some gorgeous cards this week.
Saturday, 24 April 2010
As you know I love the Gorjuss Girls and this little lady is one of my favourites. I just think she looks very sweet.
Friday, 23 April 2010
I'm a bit short of time now so I'll just tell you what I used :-
Thursday, 22 April 2010
Started off ok! I was just innocently emptying the dishwasher when disaster struck. I picked up a glass and the next thing it was in a thousand pieces all over the dishwasher and the floor. Of course the dogs were in the kitchen too. As you may know Lucy is blind and deaf so the only bits that really work properly are the nose and the mouth and they are usually on the floor. So I had to move pretty smartly and get them out of the disaster area, feed them and get them outside. Luckily my kitchen is quite big so after a quick sweep I could make and eat my breakfast. I had to go over to work to finish my weekly post office balance. Needless to say the glass and dog hair (Labrador is very helpfully casting just now!) was still in a pile when I went out. I also wanted to post my nephew's birthday present while I was out so then I managed to rip the paper just as I was about to put on the last piece of sellotape. Lucky cufflinks only make a very small parcel so I still had plenty of paper. I was hoping before I went out that one small cut would count as three things going wrong otherwise I would have been a bit nervous about going out in the car lol!
So I came back to sweep the floor...twice, then hoover it and rinse the dishwasher...twice. I even had bits out of the dishwasher that I didn't know came out lol! I just hate the idea of broken glass anywhere. Especially in the dishwasher. And I always worry about the dogs poor wee paws. So in spite of the fact that I was up about 6.30am as usual I didn't manage to sit down at the computere till about 11am. Didn't see my emails yesterday so I had to delete about 50 of them unread. I really hate the way these nutheads send out all that rubbish in the hope someone will be daft enough to open it and read it. Then I had a quick look at some blogs before starting this.
If anyone is still with me I'd best get onto my card lol! I made it the other day along with the one for my nephew but didn't post it as I was short of time and the ones I've posted already were more urgent.
I did the Just Magnolia blog hop recently and wanted to make a card to enter this weeks challenge. This week there is a lovely sketch to follow and the theme is "thank you." I also wanted to enter the Magnolia Down Under challenge who want to see masking on our cards. And the challenge over at One Stitch at a Time is also "thank you."
I used :-
Wednesday, 21 April 2010
Sunday, 18 April 2010
But enough waffle, I need to tell you about my card before I check out what DT commenting I need to do before I do my ironing!
I love this cute bear from Whiff of Joy and I think he's ideal for a birthday card for a child. I think he's good for a card for anyone actually but I've been trying to make some child cards for Catriona as with two littles ones she probably has more use for them than I do. Even my youngest nephew will be 15 this year.
I'm not quite sure about my DT card. I think maybe it looks a bit busy...what do you think? The colours are a bit stronger than this in real life. I did take the picture outside but it was about 7pm!
Image :- Elzybells.
Saturday, 17 April 2010
This week we are sponsored by Crafters Companion who are offering a £10 voucher to the lucky winner.
I followed the lovely sketch over at Sketch and Stash and used my new Basic Grey DP and some neglected raffia ribbon. I coloured the sweet Gorjuss Girl with Promarkers and also edged the nestie circle and sentiment with Promarkers.
DP :- Basic Grey.
Sentiment and card candy :- Craftwork Cards.
Image :- Gorjuss Girl.
Flowers :- Martha Stewart punch plus circles punched out of the DP for centres.
I'm going to enter the following challenges with this card :-
Sketch and Stash :- Sketch.
Cupcake :- Childhood memories.
Papertake Weekly :- Anything cute.
Creative Card Crew :- Happy Birthday.
Stamp Something :- Layers.
Quixotic :- Heavy metal - a charm.
Hope you like and I'm looking forward to seeing what you make this week. I always enjoy popping round to your blogs to see your wonderful work. There are so many talented people in blogland and I'm very lucky to be able to see what you're doing.
Enjoy your weekend.
Thursday, 15 April 2010
Jacque is an inspirational lady who is fighting serious health problems at the moment. She is always postitive and thinking of other people. It is really worth popping over to her blog to see her wonderful Magnolia cards. Jacque certainly loves her Magnolias and her cards are always stunning, she is one talented lady!
Sunday, 11 April 2010
And just look at the little cutie you could win this week courtesy of Kim at Cuddly Buddly. Isn't that the sweetest little bear? Just imagine the gorgeous, girly cards you could make with her!
I hope you like my card and I'd be really pleased if you have time to leave me a comment. I'm looking forward to visiting your blogs this week to see how you've interpreted our "Flower" challenge. All you need to do is add your new card or layout to Mr Linky before 6pm (GMT) on Saturday 17th April.
Saturday, 10 April 2010
I've coloured this lovely Anya with Promarkers and a Spica glitter gel pen. My gorgeous glittery, textured DP is Penny Lane from MME. I embossed some of the Bazzill with the Swiss Dots folder for some more texture. I used retro punches to cut out some flowers from the DP and plain Bazzill. The sentiment and card candy is from Craftwork Cards and I've finished off with some jewels and ribbon. And I think that's it!
I'm going to enter some challenges with this card :-
Cupcake :- Make your own flowers.
Anyone for Anya :- Anything goes.
Pile it On :- Easel card.
Mojo Monday :- Sketch.
One Stitch at a Time :- Anything goes.
Pollycraft :- Anything goes.
I think that's about it. Hope to see you over at Totally Gorjuss this week. And if you can find time I'd love to hear what you think about my card. And do pop over to my talented teamies' blogs to see what they've made this week. You won't be disappointed.
Thursday, 8 April 2010
Wednesday, 7 April 2010
This week we can use whatever sketch we fancy from previous challenges so I've chosen to use the sketch from challenge 20.
Sunday, 4 April 2010
This week at Just Cute Bears we would like you to make a card or layout or whatever you fancy making using the Spring colours yellow and green. Don't these colours just make you think of Spring and better weather and longer days! I don't know about the rest of you but here in Scotland we have had horrendous weather this week. From Monday to Wednesday we have had strong winds and snow. As I write this on Thursday it is a beautiful sunny day but still very windy and very, very cold!!
This week we are again sponsored by the ever generous Kim at Cuddly Buddly. This is the beautiful stamp you can win this week. Isn't that cute!
Here is the card I made to (hopefully) help to inspire you.
Saturday, 3 April 2010
Today I'd like to show you my DT card for Totally Gorjuss. Net has given us a lovely sketch to follow this week. It is quite a straightforward sketch but you can easily add some bits and pieces to suit yourself. We would like you to use a gorgeous image and make a new card....no back-linking please!!
DP :- Basic Grey - Kioshi.
Image :- Gorjuss Girl from Sugar Nellies.
Flowers :- Wild Orchid Crafts.
Sentiment :- Craftwork Cards.
Leaves :- Nellie Snellen punch.
Ribbon and jewels from stash.
Hope you like girls and pop over to Totally Gorjuss to check out Net's lovely sketch. We all love to visit your blogs and see your gorgeous creations, you are all very talented ladies.
I'm going to enter some challenges with this card too :-
Papertake Weekly :- Open theme.
Crafty Creations :- Anything goes.
I'm hoping Mr Blogger has been kind to me today and posted this. I am away visiting my daughter this weekend after work today so I won't be able to check out your entries until Monday.
Enjoy your weekend,
Friday, 2 April 2010
I think it also fit the Creative Inspirations Sunday challenge :- Anything but a card.
What I altered is 6 beer mats like this one. A friend got some for a few of us and I have already made a name hanging for Poppy. So I decided that Oliver needs one too.
This is what I made. I covered both sides of the beer mats with some lovely double sided Fancy Pants DP. The other side is striped like the letters. I rounded the corners of the paper to fit the beer mats and edged with a cloudy blue Adirondack paint dabber. The letters were cut out using my Cricut and added to the squares with foam pads. I used some of the smaller Penny Black images from different sets of transparent stamps. These were coloured with Promarkers, cut out and attached with foam pads. I also added some buttons to each square. I tied each square to the next one with grosgrain ribbon. I hope Catriona likes it. Oliver is a bit too young to have an opinion lol!!
I've made a very quick card this morning. I've been racking my brains about the Penny Black challenge. I knew the butterflies part was not a problem but the bees??? It was only when I went to look for some stamps to finish Oliver's hanging that I realised I did have two stamps with bees. This one which I added to the cat with the flowers and butterflies and one with a big fat bee! So I have made a really simple and quick card.
I am also entering some more challenges with it.
Secret Crafter :- Pink, green and flowers.
Basic Grey :- Tutti Frutti.
I think I've met these challenges ok!
Thursday, 1 April 2010
But I really wanted to make a card just for a couple of challenges, so here it is.