Saturday, 24 May 2008

Last minute! - tilda with beads


Well, right at the last minute I have managed to complete my card for this weeks Tilda and Co. challenge which was 'beads' Thought I better make a card as it was my rude not to!

I have used beads as 'pebbles' on the sand and a bigger one for the centre of the flower.

Tilda coloured with watercoloour pencils, pp by 'I don't know!!' and I also used some lovely handmade paper, PM bloom and beads from the local market.
Thanks for looking, have a great bank holiday

Friday, 23 May 2008

Cute Card Thursday


Here is my card for this weeks CCT challenge which again was a fabulous sketch by Katharina . I don't seem to have been able to join in with any CCT challenges lately, just haven't had the right stamps, so couldn't pass up this opportunity. Now, I dont have any oval punches or nesties or anything like that, so had to cut the image 'freehand' - don't think my lines look too wobbly!lol.

The Martha image was sent to me in a swap with Diane , coloured with watercolour pencils, pp by Sharon Ann, sentiment by Dovecraft, ribbon and brads from stash.

Thanks for looking, have a great day!

Wednesday, 21 May 2008

PTW challenge


Here I am back again as promised with my card for this weeks PTW challenge, well who can resist a sketch by the lovely Katharina

I used a lovely Sarah Kay image which I was sent as part of my prize for my suggestions over on Tilda and Friends (hope your having fun with 'beads'!) and was really scared to use it in case I messed up (cos I couldn't restamp!) but I think it turned out really good. The colouring inspiration is from a card which Marlene did on her blog, thanks Marlene.

Coloured with watercolour pens and pencils, the pp is K & Co and is beatifully patterned but somehow I mangaged to cut it so that when all the other bits were added it got covered up doh! but I think you can just see a little bit peeking through. Flowers and brads from stash

Thanks for looking, have a great day, leave a comment I love it



Firstly, thanks for all the lovely comments and well wishes you have been leaving for me since my illness.....I am pleased to report that I am now feeling much better.

And now a huge thanks to my blogging buddy Diane for giving me not one but two awards, I'm totally thrilled, big hugs to you.

I would like to pass this award to 3 people either for their inspiration or for always taking the time to visit and leave a lovley comment

Be back later with a card, see you then

Sunday, 18 May 2008

Hiedi's blog candy

A very talented lady named Hiedi is giving away soma awesome candy, it's.......wait for it .......a hAngler & stAngler stamp plus loads of images, how cool is that. All you have to do is post a link and leave a comment....easy peesy, you can find the blog candy here

Saturday, 17 May 2008

Friday Sketchers


Just a quick post tonight to add my card for this weeks Friday Sketchers which this week was a sketch by the very talented Beatrix . I actually found the sketch quite tricky and it took me ages to get it right (maybe something to do with not feeling 100%) but am really happy with the results.

I made it for my best friends MIL who is 60 on saturday and loves to garden, I think she will like it.

Image coloured with a mix of watercolour pens and pencils, pp by Stacyclaire Boyd, all other things from stash.
Thanks for looking

Thursday, 15 May 2008

totally fed up!

Hi everybody,
Just popped in to say Hi, no cards at the moment, just don't feel well enough, got some different meds from the doc today so hopefully be better in a few days! got some antibiotics in liquid form which I have had to give to the kids in the past, it smells all lovely and banana-y but it tastes...disgusting! no wonder the kids ran and hid when it was time to have it!

anyway done a bit of blog hopping and left a few comments but that's about all I can manage
hope to be back creating again real soon, have a great evening

Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Black and White Tilda

Here is my card for this weeks tilda and co. challenge which this week was black and white (and one other colour if you absolutely must!) Tilda coloured with watercolour pencils, PM flowers, all other stuff from stash.

Apologies for my lack of enthusiasm this morning but after getting my mum safely back home to recuperate I have woken up this morning with tonsilitis! (it never rains but it pours- as they say!)
Anyway have a nice day, feel free to leave a comment

Blog candy win!

Just wanted to show everyone this scrummy candy which I won on anne's blog, as you can see she sent me some lovely stuff including the sweet little book, which she made herself, look it's got my initial on it and everything, thanks a bunch Anne.

Friday, 9 May 2008

Decoupage Tilda


Sorry about the lack of posting for a few days, but my mum came to visit on Tuesday and had an accident which required hospital treatment, so I have been busy taking care of her.

I really wanted to try the Tilda and Co. challenge this week which was to 3D Tilda and this is what I came up with.
I paper pieced the dress and coloured with watercolour pens and then layered up the umberella, hair and boots. I love the way the colours are fresh even though it's 'raining', pp is Michele Ackerman, ribbon, brads and flower from stash.

Hope to be back soon with another card, have a nice day

Monday, 5 May 2008

Blog Candy Giveaway

Just a quick note to tell you all about - not 1, not 2 but 3 awesome blog candy givaways

The first is from Michelle at cardgrotto who is celebrating a massive 40,000 hits and is offering some great stuff

The second first is from kitty who is celebrating a fantastic 20,000 hits and is also offering fab candy

And the third first is from Gina who has reached an amazing 10,000 hits and is celebrating by offering super candy (all I have to do now is make a card lol!)

I haven't put these ladies in any order of 1,2,3, cos they are all first and have really great blogs showing some fantastic cards, you should drop by and say hello!

Cute Card Thursday-in the garden

Last but not least, here is my card for this weeks CCT which this week was - in the garden.

Coloured my Stampendous stamp (Sprinkling Sara) with watercolour pens and pencils, pp by Basic Grey, ribbon, flowers and brads from stash.

Thanks a lot for stopping by and I love reading all your comments
Have a great BH monday

Kimmie's sketch challenge


This is the second card for today and is one I made following a sketch which the very talented kimmie has put on her blog as a challenge to win some super duper HH rubber stamps, how kind of her.

Image is Tilda with petticoats, coloured with Marvy pens, pp by K & Co, bazzill card, flowers and brads from stash.

My Paper World


This is the first of three cards I have made to post today and is for the sketch challenge at my paper world . There are lots of super variations on the blog, hop over and have a look.

The image is from Cuddly Buddly coloured with pencils, pp by StacyClaire Boyd, flowers and brads from stash

Friday, 2 May 2008

blog candy alert!

Another fantastic blog candy giveaway, this time it's a family affair. A very talented lady ila and her daughter trina are both giving away some awsome stuff. Pop over and have a look at their wonderful creations.

Tilda and Co Challenge-eye,eye,natural


Here is my card for the tilda and co. challenge which this week is 'eye,eye its a natural feeling'. Well as you can see I don't have any eye, eyes (eyelets) but really wanted to take part anyway, so I managed to find a piece of old 'rope' to add a natural touch.

Tilda coloured with watercolour pencils, pp by sharon ann, flowers and brads from stash.

Thanks for looking, have a great day.

Thursday, 1 May 2008

Claudia's goodie bag


I had a try at making the goodie bag which the very talented claudia has very kindly posted as a tutorial on her blog, to be in with a chance of winning some awsome blog candy and this is what I came up with.

I'm not completely happy with the results, the paper I used is a bit too waoh!!! , but as someone who is new to card making it was really good to try something different and I will definately try again with some more 'relaxed' paper.

The whipper snapper image was sent to me by the lovely mandy who sent me some images to help me along (thankyou Mandy) coloured with watercolour pens and pencils, paper by StacyClaire Boyd.

Thanks for stopping by, have a nice day, now just got to catch up with all the other challenges lol!