Friday, 31 October 2008

A quick one!

Hi everyone,

I was asked to make a card at the last minute for someone who is leaving work to have a baby.

Well I don't have any of the stamps I needed, so here is another hand-drawn effort, obviously based on the Magnolia characters...I tried to make it look like a pregnant lady....not sure it works, but hey ho!!!

I have used a layout I saw on Bev's blog which I liked and seemed to fit this A5 size card.....I'm so used to square ones now, I didn't know what to do....thanks BEV!

The papers and the flowers and the ribbon are what I won on aSfOs, aren't they gorgeous, everything coloured with promarkers.

Just a quick post as I have to go to work in an hour :( ......... don't forget to pop back tomorrow as it's Sketch Saturday

have a lovely day, thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, 29 October 2008


Morning everyone

And what a lovely morning it is here, sharp contrast to yesterday where we had pouring rain followed by a rather heavy snowflurry!!! I've never seen snowflakes so big!!

Here is the card I have made that I was talking about yesterday, I nipped out and got the black card (without getting too wet) and finished it off last night.

This is the first Halloween card I have ever made, so because I didn't have any traditional papers I decided to go with a background.

I have hand drawn the whole scene and then added these oh so cute stamps by CC designs. Everything has been coloured with my Promarkers.

Here are the details:
  • Images: CC designs
  • Medium: Promarkers
  • Paper: K&Co
  • Ribbon from stash

Thanks for stopping by, would love to know what you think about my first attempt at drawing a background! have a super day, wherever you are

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Think Pink!

Morning everyone,

Hope you are all well, just popping in with a card I made following a sketch on 2sketches4you . I went with a pink theme because these papers are so gorgeous but more importantly it fits with the Breast Cancer Awareness month. I have been fortunate never to know anyone sufffer from this disease, but I know lots of people out there have so this card is for you and I attach to it, a great big hug.

Here are the details
  • Image: Sweet Ebony from Sugar Nellie
  • Medium: Promarkers
  • Papers: K & Co
  • Ribbon, flowers, beads and brads from stash

I bought a border punch (nothing fancy!) to do the scallopy bit, need a bit more practise with it, but I love the effect, you can't see it to good in the photo but it's really pretty.

I was also working on a 'spooky' card last night and after much colouring, realised I had no black card doh!!! how can one make a spooky card with no black!!!! so it's off to the shop this morning in the pouring rain with 2 kids to get some!!!

Anywoo, thanks for stopping by, have a great day

Saturday, 25 October 2008

Sketch Saturday #22

Evening everyone
Well, that's another shift over at work, so now I have chance to post my card for this week's Sketch Saturday . As most of you are by now aware, Jo is having some technical difficulties (well we hope that's all it is) so Emma has very kindly stepped in to make sure you all get your fix!!

Jo has provided another smasher for us this week, thank you to everyone who joined in last week, hope you will play along again this week. Hop over to the blog and take a look at the fabulous DT work, you will not be disappointed.

Here are the details of my card
  • Image: Magnolia (sent to me by my lovely friend Jeanette
  • Medium: Promarkers
  • Paper: Basic Grey
  • Sentiment: Studio g
  • Ribbon and brads from stash

Sorry for the short post, it's been a long day and I've got to be quick, my take away is nearly here mmmm yum!

Thanks for stopping by and for any comments you might leave...they always make me smile

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Sassy Crafts - DT Call

Hi everyone,

Here are a few cards I have made as my application for a DT call at Sassy Crafts . They are looking for a couple of new members and the requirement was to provide 1. a stamped project 2. my favourite piece of work and 3. a project that contains 4 squares. This is such a fantastic opportunity and although I'm last minute...I might just make it in time!!!

Some of the cards you will have seen before as you were able to provide previous samples, I've just moved them all to one place to make it easier to view.

My stamped project

My favourite project

My 4 square project

My 4 square card is not what I would have envisaged, but I didn't realise the date was TODAY!!, so I knocked this one up in about 1/2 an is a square, plus 3 square boxes!!...hope it still counts!!
Well the deadline is 8pm tonight so I better get typing fast, wish me luck everyone

Sunday, 19 October 2008

3 challenges in 1

Morning everyone,

Here is a card I've been working on for a few days now and just can't seem to get it so that I'm completely happy. I followed the sketch from a spoonfull of sugar which was kindly provided by the incredibly talented Lim. I decided to use a WOJ stamp so that I could combine it with the WOJ challenge and then because of the autumn colours I could also enter it for Cute Card Thursday .

I love the layout of the card and the papers and the ribbon and everything but just struggled with the image part....I originally had Melinda helping Angel on a white background but when I stuck that on it was like WHOOO!...too white, so I tried to distress it a bit....NO! that had to go straight in the bin. So back to the drawing board again, using a different stamp and a coloured I say, not completely happy, but it's so much better than the first attempt lol!!

Here are the details anyway
  • Image: Willow with cookies from WOJ
  • Medium: Promarkers
  • Paper: hmmm, don't know
  • Ribbon and brads from stash

Thanks for looking, have a super Sunday

Saturday, 18 October 2008

Sketch Saturday #21

Morning everyone,

Saturday again and you all know what that means, Sketch Saturday have a brand new challenge for you. Jo has produced another fabulous sketch, I can't stress enough how amazed I am every week by the wonderful skethes Jo comes up with, they are a real joy to work with.

Thanks to everyone who took part last week, we had another fabulous response and I'm sure you will all be keen to join in the fun again this week.

Hop over to the blog and look at all the stunning creations from the DT and then do another hop to their individual blogs to see how there card were made....stop by and show them some love!

I didn't have the right 'red' for the snowman to match these gorgeous papers so I used poppy and overlayed it with terracota and voila! a perfect match, I have also popped the scarf on 3d pads to give it a bit of dimension. All the papers, including the fabulous background paper is from Charmed cards and crafts

Here are the details of my card
  • Image: Snow Cozy by Sugar Nellie
  • Papers: Imaginisce and Carol Wilson
  • Medium: Promarkers
  • Flower and brad from stash

Hope you have a super day, thanks for stopping by and for any comments you might leave

Friday, 17 October 2008

My Birthday cards

Morning everyone,

Just popping in to show you the gorgeous birthday cards I received from my lovely blogging friends, sorry it's taken so long, I just don't know where this week has gone!

Along with these beautiful cards I also received some lovely gifts.....images, embellishments, stamps, flowers and.....chocolate!!, how fab is that

Big hugs to Jo, Jill, Marlene, Diane, Coco, Debbie, Mariska, Rach, Sandra and Mandy, thankyou so much ladies.

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Friday Sketchers

Morning everyone,

Here is my card for this weeks Friday Sketchers which was a fabulous sketch by Beatrix. I have actually had this card made for a few days, just not got round to posting it until unlike me!!

Following my heady success of managing to cut an oval shape, I went for another one on this card, not sure my cutting skills stood the test of time, so don't look to closely lol!!!
I've taken the photo straight on cos I couldn't get the angle right on the other one, my card kept looking like it was about to fall over, Tilda must have been at the vodka last night while we were all asleep!!!
Apologies if I've not been leaving as many comments as normal, I was disappointed not to make it as a Sugar Babe, thrilled for everyone who did, but disappointed non the less, but I've picked myself up now and decided crafting (and spending money on new stash!!) is the best therapy!

Here are the details
  • Image: Magnolia
  • Medium: Promarkers
  • Paper: MME
  • Sentiment: studio g
  • Flowers, brads and ribbons from stash

Have a super day, thanks for stopping by

Saturday, 11 October 2008

Sketch Saturday #20

Morning everyone,

WOW! what a fabulous response to my sketch last week, I am totally overwhelmed that so many of you liked the sketch so much, thankyou all for taking part and making my first DT week a truly fantastic experience.

So, onto this weeks challenge at Sketch Saturday where Jo has produced yet another fabulous sketch for you all....I just don't know how she keeps coming up with all the brilliant sketches for us to try, thankyou Jo.

I went into a bit of a panic when I first saw the oval, but thanks to my steady cutting hand, I managed it! I also didn't have any flowers the right colour so I made these ones myself! I have added sitckles to the wings and the flowers but the angle of the photo doesn't show this to its full effect doh!!!

Here are the details
  • Image: hAngler
  • Medium: Promarkers
  • Paper: I don't know sorry!
  • Flowers: I made myself
  • Ribbon and buttons from stash

Thanks for looking, can't wait to visit all your blog and look at your fabulous creations, have a super day

Friday, 10 October 2008

My first WOJ challenge

Hi everyone,

Thankyou all for the lovely gifts, cards and birthday wishes, yesterday was a fabulous day with lots of pressies and cake......I love birthdays!!!

But I still managed to make a card, so here is my first entry for the WOJ challenge . It's been going for a few weeks now and this is the first time I have made a can that be!!!!

This week was a fabulous sketch by Heather and the DT cards were inspiring.

Here are the details of my card
  • Melinda helping angel from WOJ
  • Medium: Promarkers
  • Paper: these fabulous papers were in a RAK from my lovely friend Heather , aren't they delicious, so I don't know the name
  • Flower and swirl stamp was a birthday gift from my lovely friend Diane
  • All other embellies from stash

Thanks for looking, have a super day

Thursday, 9 October 2008

and we have a winner!!!

Evening everyone,

Aren't birthdays the coolest, I've had a lovely day and received some gorgeous cards and gifts from my family and from my blogging friends.....big hugs to you all, thankyou so much

Also, before I announce the winner, I want to say a huge thankyou to everyone who took part in my blog candy celebration, I've been totally overwhelmed by the response, my hit counter is now almost 13, amazing is that......thanks so much everyone

I have used Random org. to choose the winner as there were so many entries
And the winner is............


Congratulations Debbie, please can you e-mail me your address and I'll get your goodies in the post

oooh, the suspense!!

Evening everyone,

Just popped in to say my blog candy is now closed, I'll be back later after I've had some cake to announce the winner!!!

See you soon

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Double Dutch

Morning everyone,

Well it looks like my inspiration drought is over as I have finally managed to make a card, thanks to a wonderful sketch over at Double Dutch . They had a fabulous 1st challenge to make a wallet, but that looked too complicated for my old brain lol!!, so I was really pleased to find this amazing sketch for challenge 2.

The DT cards were fabulous and although I normally struggle to put so many pp together I found that this one came together quite easily. I wish I had added a few extra know when you do that!....but it was all stuck down before I thought about it doh!!...I am still really pleased with the results though.

Here are the details
  • Image: Sweet and Sassy from Sugar Nellie (she's still one of my favs!)
  • Medium: Promarkers
  • Paper: Mostly K&Co
  • Flowers and brads from stash

Sorry if the photo is a bit pants, but this is my sixth attempt!!!, it's so dark here with the horrible wind and rain.

Also, I've been tagged by Carole and Sandra, so I'll be back when I've thought of some more not so interesting facts to share with you!

It is also the birthday of my lovely friend Hanne - happy birthday sweetie.

Anyway, have a super day, wherever you are, thanks for stopping by, feel free to leave a comment, you know I love it when you do

Saturday, 4 October 2008

Sketch Saturday #19 - DT week

Morning everyone,

And a happy Saturday to you all.......yes that's right another week at Sketch Saturday and another chance to get creative. This week is the first DT week where one of the design team gets a chance to provide the sketch and this week it is the turn of.....lil' old me!!!

Huge thanks to everyone who took part last week, there really were some amazing creations and I'm hoping this week will be no different......don't want to fall flat on my face at the first attempt lol!!

This week there is another fabulous prize up for grabs.....Melinda with book from Whiff of Joy . I had the idea to give a prize to celebrate my first DT week and also my birthday and when I spoke to the lovely Katharina about it, she decided to give me the stamp as a gift, how generous is that!!!, Big hugs and thanks to Katharina.

Anywoo, here are the details of my card
  • Image: Penpal from Sugar Nellie
  • Medium: Promarkers
  • Paper: Cherry Arte
  • Ribbon, flowers and little gems from my stash

Hope you join in with the fun this week, hop over to the blog right now for more details and look at all the wonderful cards from my fellow DT, they really did a fantastic job...thankyou!

Thanks to everyone who has entered my blog candy so far, I'm overwhelmed by the still have 5 more days to get your name in the hat, so what are you waiting for........

Thanks for stopping by, have a super day

Friday, 3 October 2008

Celebration Blog candy

Hi everyone,

At last I have managed to get my blog candy organised. I wait patiently for the counter to get to 10,000 and now its nearly at 11,000! should know me by now I'm not the most organised person!!

Anywoo, as a thankyou to all my gorgeous visitors and blogging friends who have kept me going with lovely comments and constant inspiration I am offering everything you see in the photo......I've kept to a christmas theme......the prize includes, some card, some Dovecraft paper, dovecraft brads, PM gems, some ribbon and some buttons and a fabulous Snowman stamp from the Home Grown section by Sugar Nellie at Funky Kits

All you have to do to be in with a chance is leave a comment under this post and tell everyone all about it on your blog........I will ship internationally so everyone is welcome........the closing date is 6pm (my time!) on October 9th which just so happens to be my birthday!!!

Thank you all for visiting my blog

More scrummy yummieness

Morning everyone,

No cards to show again today, just haven't been able to get creative this week, don't know why but my mojo has gone AWOL.....I have to work today and tomorrow, so hopefully by Sunday I will be back on week, new start!!

But I had to come and tell you all about more scrummy candy....there must be something in the water lol!!

Jeanette is having her first candy giveaway to celebrate 10,000 hits, her blog is gorgeous and I am so pleased to work with her on SS DT, she is such an inspiration to me. She is offering a Magnolia stamp and loads of images and a beautiful wallet she made to store them all in

Marlene as you all know makes gorgeous cards and has a double celebration, just like me, her birthday is coming soon and she has a whooping 145,000 hits. To celebrate she is offering not 1 but 2 hAngler images, how fab is that

Fran has wonderful WOJ candy to give away, these stamps are fabulous and if you don't have any.... you need them in your collection!

Lim is also having her first candy giveaway and has yummy stash including a martha stewart punch and loads and loads of images

All these ladies are amazingly talented and I am a daily visitor to all their blogs, so hop over now and join in the might just get lucky.....but I hope it's me!!!