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Monday, 28 February 2011

Just Magnolia - A sketch by Mina

This week at Just Magnolia we had a lovely sketch to play with that Mina had done for us.
At the moment I am into 8x8 cards think its because I like to have a bigger space to play with and find it easier.
Oh and before I start on a ramble , we have 2 sponsors this week which are
The Ribbon Girl and craft sentiments

Ribbon girl is giving these lovely ribbons as the prize
And a £10 voucher to use at crafty sentiments

Items used
Papers - my minds eye- punched with Martha Stewart
Ribbon - Local Charity shop
Message - lakeland

Tilda with lamb is stamp onto kanban card which is punched with x cut twitter

Flower is from peatloo , brad - docrafts

PM's I used for Tilda are
Skin - Blush and Almond
Hair -Carmel and Tan
Bows and Shoes -Buttercup
Socks , stick and nose on lamb - Pastel Pink
Dress - Dusky rose
Lamb's hoofs - Black

Winter Wonderland - Include An Animal

Well its another wintry challenge at Winter Wonderland with the theme of including an animal on our card.
Which gave lots of options to play with , but I ve made a promise to myself to try and use up all my old Xmas cards for toppers rather than digging into new stash , so far so good but Early days lol.
Sponsor for the week is Simon Says Stamp

Items used
Papers -Dovecraft , glitter one is punched with a Martha Stewart punch
Gold paper - Crafters Companion

Snowflakes - also punched with Martha Stewart on dovecarft paper - brads my stash

Topper as you might of guess about what I put earlier is a old Xmas card lol

Friday, 25 February 2011

Try It On Tuesdays - AFTER A SHOE BOX

At Try It On Tuesday we had the theme of revamping a shoe box,
I had so much fun with this challenge , I found it hard to stop playing, but I finally made my mind up as deiced I wanted to keep the brown showing as the box is going to be for male toppers and other bits for men's cards.
Sponsor for the week is the craft barn

Before pic

items I ve used
Top of box - glitter glue - hobby craft- buttons - my stash

bottom of box
Ribbon Laura Ashley , chipboard flowers - docrafts - glitter glue - Hampton arts , buttons - the works


Thursday, 24 February 2011

Crafty Creations Challnge - At the bottom of the garden

For crafty creations challenge this week we had a lovely theme of AT THE BOTTOM OF THE GARDEN .
I don't know about you but this theme made me think of flower fairies and who cant like them , it also gave me a reason to go very girlie and get out all my really pretty goodies.
Sponsor for the week is Delicious Doodles

Items used
Wording Paper - Docrafts
Purple paper behind image - crafters companion
Image - my stash

Flowers - Wild orchids

Lace - also Wild Orchid - coloured with Promaker - Amethyst
Pearls - Mark Richards - Joanna Sheen


My Time To Craft Challenge - HATS

This time at my time to craft challenge we had the theme of HATS .
Must say I did have trouble with trying to find something in my stash , probably because I kept finding other things I forgotten about lol, eventually I found the right thing for the theme lol.
Items used
Papers - Magazine Freebie
Mirri Card - kanban - Punched with X cut - Twitter punch
Decoupage and Message - Docrafts - Daisy and Dandelion Range
Gem - Also Docrafts

Monday, 21 February 2011

Less Is More - Spring - try 2

Ok 2nd go at it , thought I would try a different stamp this time as did give it a another go with the stamp I used on my 1st card but it ended up been a bin job think my mojo had gone off with it . But mojo seemed to like the stamp I ve used this time a bit more lol.
So If like me you want to try something different please vist Less Is More as they have given me a lovely welcome , can see me been on there as many weeks as I can.

Right I ll stop rambling and show my card

Items used
Card Base - kanban
Gems - Docrafts - could nt help but just put a little more on the card , think its just me not been used to not having just a little something else on it
Image - Daisy Mouse -Fun Stamps --- know it says daisy but I tried to make it look a bit like a sunflower to fit the spring theme
Pm's used
Mouse -Tan and Pastel Pink
Clothes -Blue Pearl and Chine Blue
Flower- Tuilp Yellow , Pastel Yellow and Meadow Green

Winter Wonderland - Its beginning to look like xmas

This week at Winter Wonderland we had the theme of Christmas as they have now gone back to just been Xmas , so as you prob guessed by now we had to have a Xmas card lol.
And I just could help but go with Santa this week and of course lots of glitter and good old Rudolph .
Sponsor for the week is Delicious Doodles

Items used
Message - kanban
Decoupage - Magazine freebie - sorry cant remember which one as had it for a while now
Glitter Glues - My Stash

Totally Gorjuss - Check it out

At Totally Gorjuss we had the theme of checks .
For some reason not sure why but checks make me think of spring and as I had a new paper pad to play with could nt help myself but go very spring yellow with it . Plus I also gave me a chance to play with my fave decoupage .
OK onto the sponsor for the week which is Simon Says Stamp

Items used
Papers -Docrafts
Gems - My stash
Green cards - DCWV
Image - Gruffies- By House Mouse - Joanna Sheen
Ribbon - Local Charity Shop

Less Is More - Spring

This is my 1st time doing a clean and simple card so I hope you like it at Less Is More , I would love any feedback to my card good or bad as would like ppl to be honest with me esp as I am new to this kind of card style.

Items I ve used
Wording - done on  the computer - boy did that take me a while to do , a another skill I need to get to grips with
Which I then matted onto some green card - from DCWV
Image - Stamped direct onto the card - Daisy and Dandelion range Docrafts
Colours used Pm's
For Bubbles the bear - Tan and Pastel Beige
Flower - Buttercup,Pastel Yellow and Pastel Pink

Our Creattive Corner - Getting Wordy

This week at our creative corner we had the challenge of getting wordy with our cards , which could be making a background or a layer . I have nt done this for ages so really enjoyed doing this card and it also helped get a male card done , as naughty me had run out of male cards for the 2 Charity shops I help at so thought I best get my butt into gear and make some .

OK enough chatter from me , here is my card

This time I been really good and have listed the colours of Pm's I ve used so my friend Karen cant call me naughty lol

Items I ve used
Paper - My Stash
Blue Card -The Papermill
Message - Docrafts -Coloured with Royal Blue -PM
Image - Docrafts- Pickles - Coloured with Ice Grey 2 , Ice Grey 4 , Poppy and Dusty Pink

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Crafty Creations - Thank You

At Crafty Creations we had the theme of Thank You . So thought it would be a good chance to use my fave stamp and also try some water colouring with pencil which I have nt done for ages , think my pencils had been sat in a draw for years naughty me I know , will try to use them more now lol.
OK on to this week sponsor stamp fairy
Items I used
Paper -DCWV - which I punched with X cut Twitter punch I also used this punch on the white card which is from my stash
Border - which unfortally you cant see to well in the pic is a magazine freebie
Stamp - Henbury Lane - Thank you - by Papermania
I coloured the stamp with water colour pencils - from west designs
Flowers - The works

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

The Cuttlebug Spot - Open the gates

The theme we had this week from the cuttlebug spot was to have a gate fold on our card . I did start off with the plan of doing a normal gate fold , but then the mojo just kept running away , so have ended up with something a bit different to what I 1st had in mind. Just hope it will be ok for the challenge.
Ok enough rambling from on to this week sponser which is Custom crops

Ok so the items I ve used are
Docrafts embossing folder birthday wishes
Dotty embossing folder - the cuttlebug
Then I coloured them with some ink - my stash
Black card - cordations also embossed with dotty folder and sanded
Message inside is from a magzine freebie
I then stuck the gatefold on top of another card so it opens side ways

Monday, 14 February 2011

Create4Fun Challenge - week 07

At create4fun this week we had this fun sketch to play with

And they have a fab prize of this penny black stamp
Decide for my card that I would use a stamp that I love but have nt used for ages and also use up some of my paper stash I am sure it grows over night lol.

Items I ve used
Papers - My Stash
Stamp - Joanna Sheen - Puppies and Kittens range - coloured with PM's
Flowers - Peatloo
Brads - Docrafts

Sketch Saturday - week 142

 so here is the fun  sketch that sketch Saturday set us this week

This really got the mojo going found it hard to stop playing with it so might be using it again soon.

Sponsor for the week is Simon says stamp with a fab £25.00 voucher to use in their store

OK so on to the pic of my card

The items I ve used are
Papers - DCWV - so love these luxury ones they do
Image - Sarah Kay and coco the puppy - stampavie - coloured with PM's
Punch - x cut twitter - this has to be my fave punch at the moment
Ribbon - The works
Message - Docrafts
Lace - Wild Orchids - I used a promaker to give colour to it , then put pearls on - from Joanna Sheen
Flowers - Hobby Craft

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Crafty Creations - 3 little words

At crafty creations this week we had the theme of THREE LITTLE WORDS , so I thought I would go with away from the 3 little words would norm think of and go with something a bit different. Plus I just wanted to play with my new embossing folder.

Sponsor for the week is glitter babes

items I ve used
Docrafts embossing folder I love cupcakes - coloured with Pm's and gold sakura on the wording
Pearls to finish off - Joanna Sheen

Monday, 7 February 2011

Just Magnolia - anything goes - ribbon if you fancy

This week at just magnoila we had the theme of anything goes with it been the 1st friday of the month with the addation of ribbon if we wanted to , and me loving ribbon just had to go with it lol.
Sponser for the week is simon say stamp
items i ve used
Paper - DCWV
Ribbon - my stash
Butterfly - docrafts animal punch
Flowers - wild orchids
Message - Joanna sheen - enchanted cd
punch on white card - x cut twitter

Winter Wonmderland - reach for the stars

At winter wonderland we had the theme of reach for the stars.
So off I went digging through my xmas topper box and as soon as I found the image I ve used I thought yes thats its.
Sponser for the week is craft brulee

I also decied to keep my card simple as did nt want anything to be taken away from the image as feel it talks for itself

items used
paper , mirri - kanban
topper and message - old xmas cards

Totally Gorjuss - a sketch

This week at totally gorjuss we had this fun sketch to play with

Decied for my card would play with my lovely woodland kit from kanban as its just so nice dont like to leave it sitting in its box for to long lol.

sponser for the week is Joanna Sheen who is giving a £10 voucher to use in her store

Items used
Paper , card, topper and border - kanban
gems - docrafts
very simple I know but did want to take away from the lovely kanban owl

Creat4fun - a sketch

this is the sketch we had set for us this week at create for fun

and they have a fab penny black stamp up for grabs

So glad it was nt a tricky sketch this week as I cant cope with tricky , also used the chance to get another boys card done as my stock on those are getting low . Prob because I prefer to do more gilrie ones .

sorry for the bad pic but did nt matter way I took it I kept getting my shadow in it
Ok so on to the items I ve use
Paper - docrafts
yellow card - cordations - embossed with a cuttlebug folder then sanded
red card - the papermill
buttons - my stash
image - stampavie - coloured with pm's

Friday, 4 February 2011

CC Monthly Blog Challenge - Romance

This month at CC Monthly Blog Challenge we had the theme of Romance , Which I am very pleased with as had been waiting for the right moment to use my house mouse decoupage :-)
And we have a fab pirze from Sara which is a £30.00 voucher to use at crafters companion :-)

Ok so on to my card
Items used
Yellowe paper - docrafts - pucnhed with a MS puch
Pink paper - docrafts - pucnhed with x cut twitter punch
Image and Message - House Mouse - Crafters companion
Gems - my stash

Crafty Creations - red red rose poem

At crafty creations we had the theme of the poem red red rose for inspriation , unfortally I did nt have a image of a rose but did come across a nive pinky red flower so hope that will be allowed and no I dont know the name of the flower i ve used , can cope with rose , daisy lol.

This week we have some love prima roses up for grabs as the prize
So the items I ve use on my card are
Wording - Docrafts embossing folder
Cordations card - embossed with docrafts folder then sanded
Pink Ink - my stash
Gems - also Docrafts can you see that I like docrafts lol
Topper - A old b day card

ABC Challenge - N for Nestie

This week at ABC Challenge we have the letter N for Nestie , but we could use other brands if we did nt have a nestie.
I really enjoyed this letter challenge as it meant I could get out some of my new goodies and have a good old play.

Sponser for this week is Bunny Zoe Crafts who are offering a £10 voucher

Items I ve used
Paper - DCWV
Black card , Butterfly and gems - Docrafts
Glitter - local Chairty shop
Topper - is made up of 4 of the same card from a writting set I no longer use
Spellbinders lable die - sorry cant rember which one as threw away the card that came with it .