Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Girls just wanna have fun!


This is my entry for CCT which this week was a female theme. Once again I'm at the last minute with the challenges, it's tuesday already and I'm still doing last thursday lol!

The image was one I received from annie and the sketch is based on one from katharina which she very kindly puts on her blog for you to use if you wish. I've changed it round a bit, and moved the sentiment, cos the image was too big.

Tilda watercoloured with Marvy pens, don't know what the paper is! ribbons and brads from stash.
Have a nice day

Monday, 28 April 2008

Going Dotty...


This is my entry for tilda and friends ATC challenge which this week was 'going dotty'. I know it's a bit late, but all the dotty paper I wanted to use was a bit too 'spotty'...if you get my drift. Tilda coloured with watercolour pencils, paper pieced the dress and added some dots around the edge with a white gel pen, some ribbon and some 'balloons'.

Thanks for looking, have a nice day.

Friday, 25 April 2008

Tara's Blog Candy

Another blog candy giveaway, tara is very kindly offering a magnolia stamp to celebrate her awesome number of visitors, hop over and check it out.

Thursday, 24 April 2008

Ismaki challenge #16


Two posts in one day....I always seem to be a day or two behind on the challenges, so stayed up late last night to try and catch up. Sketches...I love em! they usually seem so straight forward and then when I sit down to make I still seem to spend a looong (long!) time trying to get the papers in the right order,

Anyway this is my entry for the ismaki challenge set by Beatrix to use 4 coordinating patterned papers.

Tilda is an image I received again from the ladies at the ATC blog, coloured with watercolour pencils, pp by basic grey, flowers, brads and ribbon from stash.
The sentiment reads 'pretty dresses, little curls, oh thank heaven for little girls'

Thanks for looking, feel free to leave a comment, I love it when you do!

PTW challenge


This is my entry for papertakeweekly challenge to use a wonderful sketch by Katherina. My mum,very kindly sent me some pp yesterday from the craft shop where she lives and I wanted to use it straight a way...thanks mum!

The Tilda is an image I received from a friend, coloured with watercolour pencils (I really would have loved to paper piece the dress.. but as it was already stamped I had to colour), pp is 'sharon ann'-timeless collection, ribbon and brads from my win at Tilda & Friends ATC (thanks ladies x)
Thanks for taking the time to stop by

Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Renee's blog candy

Another post about a blog candy give away, seems everyones caught the 'fever'. renee is giving some really fantastic stash to celebrate her win from Lim, so hop over and check it out.

Anne's birthday blog candy

Just to let you know anne is giving away some awesome blog candy to celebrate her birthday. All you have to do is link to something with flowers, how sweet of her. I would therefore like to link to either of the two cards below. Thanks Anne for a chance to win and happy belated birthday

Monday, 21 April 2008

Girly but blue


This is my entry for the Tilda and Co challenge blog which this week was 'girly and blue' I used another new Tilda which I have coloured with Marvy pens, pp by doodlebug, bazzill card, flowers, brads and gems from stash.

The photo isn't very good, but you get the idea!

Thanks for stopping by, have a nice day

Sunday, 20 April 2008

New stamp and Ila's Blog Candy


I made this card using my new Tilda stamp to enter in artfullyila blog candy challenge. I had to work yesterday until 8.00pm and so was really burning the midnight oil to get this card finished in time to enter as the closing date is tomorrow. Ila is very kindly offering High Hopes stamps, so it was too good to miss! I really enjoyed working with this sketch and will definately use it again.

Tilda coloured with Marvy Pens, pp from Basic Grey, ribbon, brads and flower from stash.

Friday, 18 April 2008

Cute Card Thursday


These are a couple of cards which I had to make for my mum's friend's twin sons who are...have you guessed...40! Mum wanted something simple and Scottish (as the are both from Scotland), because she doesn't know them that well.

Anyway it gave me a chance to use Hamish which I won on a previous CCT challenge. I know he might be a bit 'cute' for somone whose 40 but I think they'll appreciate the birthday wish non the less.

I would also like to enter them for this weeks CCTchallenge as it is a masculine theme. I will probably have another go later in the week at something a bit more involved.

Well, got housework to do, thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Lim's blog candy

Another fantastic blog candy giveaway, this time from lim who has reached 2000 hits, well done to her! Do a bit of blog hopping and check out her wonderful cards.

Tilda and Co Challenge


Finally found some time to make a card, so this is my entry for Tilda and Co which this week was 'Ribbons'.

The Tilda is coloured with Marvy Pens and water, pp by Pebbles inc., bazzill card, PM flowers, then I made the huge flower by folding ribbon to make the petals, brads from stash.

thanks for stopping by, have a nice day

Saturday, 12 April 2008

Katharina's birthday

Just to let you know that katharina is celebrating her birthday soon and is offering some very special blog candy - how sweet of her. Her blog is amazing and very inspirational, you should check it out.

Friday, 11 April 2008

Cook it up


This is my entry for the Tilda & Co ATC challenge which this week was to 'cook it up'. The recipe was-1bow,2flowers, 3colours and 4brad/gems. The colours I used were pink,brown and em....white. It was really good fun again, as you know this is only my second ever ATC.

Thursday, 10 April 2008

Ismaki challenge #14

This is my first ever ismaki challenge entry and I certainly did pick one that was a 'challenge'. I spent ages trying to get it to look ok and still not sure if I managed it , but hey nothing ventured, nothing gained.

The stamp is my new Stampendous called Polly Potter, coloured with watercolour pencils, pp by Cratepaper, PM flowers, bazzil bling card,brads and buttons from stash.

Thanks for calling, feel free to leave a comment

lv Gill x

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Stitch me up


This is my entry for Tilda and Co Challenge blog which this week had the theme of stitching.

Well I didn't really know anything about stitching so just added some faux stitching which I just guessed how to do (don't know if it looks ok or not!), I cut Tilda leaving a small border around the outside for definition, coloured her with watercolour pencils and mounted her on 3d foam pads. The 'greens' do match really well but for some reason the pp is coming out a bit yellow. Other materials used - bazzill card, pp by StacyClaireBoyd, PM flowers, brads and ribbon from stash.
Thanks for popping in, have a great day

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

new signature

Just trying out my new signature thanks to info on Nikki's blog

Sunday, 6 April 2008



Woke up this morning to snow (well a couple of centimetres!) so was out at 9am trying to make a snowman for the kids. This is a picture of how he looked then, he's now lost his nose and one of his eyes (that pesky sunshine!) As you can see we used up all the snow in the garden. My daughter was really pleased and even posed for a photo whilst being bombarded with snowballs from my son.

Anyway off to do some shopping, check back later

lv Gill x

new stamp


Just wanted to share a card with you that I made with my new stamp which I won from e-bay. It was so cute I couldn't resist, its a Mary Engelbriet which I coloured with pencils. The paper is StacyClaire Boyd and the layout inspired by a lovely card I received from Mandy.

Thanks for stopping by

Lv Gill x

Friday, 4 April 2008

Yeh I won!

I am so excited, just had to let you know that I won the Hamish stamp on CCT thanks to a redraw. Big hugs to Jenny at http://stampspencilsandpaper.blogspot.com/ for redonating the stamp. Had my hair done today which looks fab, then went to work (boo!), then came home and found i'd won. What a good day! Looking forward to some new creations cos I dont own any sugar nellies.
thats it for now, hasta luego
lv Gill x

Check Mate!


This is my entry for http://tildaandfriends.blogspot.com/ and their ATC challenge, which this week was to use 'check'. This is my first ever ATC, I didn't really know what I was doing but I think it turned out ok. It had to be pink (again!) cos that's the only checked paper I had.

thanks for calling

lv Gill x

Thursday, 3 April 2008

Don't hold your breath!


Don't hold your breath, but I made my first ever ATC tonight to join in with the Tilda and Friends ATC challenge. I will have to post tomorrow because as you know my camera is the anti-vampire (it only works in the day! lol) and I will have to wait to take a photo.

Thanks for stopping by, see you the morrow
lv Gill x

Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Muddy Tilda


This is my entry for the Tilda & Co challenge where you had to mix and match magnolia stamps. I used the wellies from Tilda with heart dress and put them onto baking Tilda, then I tried to 'muddy' her up to make her look like she had been playing in the garden making mud cakes!

The sentiment I added for those of you who don't know means 'dont worry...everything will be ok'.
Hope you like it, have a fabby day

lv Gill x