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Monday, 28 March 2011

Totally Gorjuss - Spring has Sprung

This time at Totally Gorjuss we have the them of spring is sprung and it always make me think of picnics so when I cam across this decoupage image I thought hay presto . And so far its looking like we do have spring its been a lovely day here again  , just hope it stays but wont get my hopes up , as we know how great out UK weather can be LOL.

OK I ll get on and tell you who the sponsor is Handy Hippo

Items used
Backing paper - magazine freebie
mirri card - the range
cream card - DCWV
message and decoupage - the gruffies - Joanna sheen
ribbon and button - docrafts

Wild Orchids Challenges - A Bev sketch

At Wild orchid Challenges this week we had this fun sketch done by Bev to follow
I decide for my card to go away from the clean and simple cards I had been doing most of the day , don't get me wrong i love doing them but just fancied a change.
Oh and this week we have this fab prize from wild orchid crafts

and here piccies of my card
items used
stripped paper + black ribbon my stash
glitter paper - craft time
lace and flowers - wild orchids
stamp - daisy mouse - by fun stamps coloured with pm's
mouse - ice grey 4 , ice grey 2
flower - grass , slate and amethyst
clothes - duck egg and Aegean
and a little close up of the cutie

more playing

As I said in my 1st post my mojo was over flowing with ideas for this sketch at less is more so here are the other 2 cards I did and yes one of them is Xmas - sorry

For this one i used a cuttlebug embossing folder and inked it - my stash
ribbon and message are from docrafts
coloured with Pm's

close up of the sentiment

oh the Xmas one
cuttlebug folder , sanded
stamp - magazine freebie
ribbon - my stash
gems - docrafts

close up of snowflake

Less is more - a sketch

Over at Less Is More this week we had a lovely sketch to follow
And I have to say thank you again to Mandi and Chrissie for helping my mojo flow with ideas even got a few Xmas cards made with this sketch , sorry for using that word but worked out that I have about another 350 to make so thought a few clean and simple ones would be nice to have in the stash.
I made 3 with this sketch that I will post separate as don't wont to over load you in one go LOL.

Items used
orange card - cordations - embossed with dotty folder - cuttlebug
ribbon , topper and message are all from docrafts

here is a close up of the topper

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Winter Wonderland - Oh Baubles!!!

At Winter Wonderland this week we had the theme to have baubles on our card.
I love baubles on a tree and buy one every year in memory of my best friend who passed away as we both loved Xmas and we used to watch lots of Xmas films on the run up to Xmas . And I still love Xmas and do all the count down things to it even though Lisa is gone. OK before I get tears in my eyes I will carry on and tell you who the sponsor for the week is Simon Says Stamp

Items used
bauble paper and message - kanban
ribbon - American crafts
felt bauble and gems - papermaina

Just Magnolia - Eyes Down - BINGO

So this is what we had at Just Magnolia to get our mojos going a bingo board and we chose any line we wanted and me been me just had to go with the Gems , Flowers , Ribbon and Lace one Lol.
And we have a extra treat this week of 2 sponsors

7 Kids College Fund
a $20 voucher to use with them

The Ribbon Girl who are offering a choice of either blue or lilac ribbon

Ok so here is the piccie of my card

Items used
Paper - DCWV
Green paper - my mind's eye
Gems and message - papermaina
lace and flowers - wild orchids - the lace I coloured with PM - pastel yellow
Ribbon - my stash
Tilda in egg - coloured with Pm's
Egg - burnt ornage
Hair - cocoa
Skin - almond , blush , dusky pink
Grass - Apple and moss
Flowers - tuilp yellw and buttercup
Dress - medow green

some close up pics

Crafty Creations - In stiches

This week at Crafty Creations we had the theme of stitches either sewing or funny stitches . I went with the sewing kind as don't have many humours images .
And the sponsor for the week is Jamie from CTMH

Items used
Pricking stencil - QVC
Ribbon and thread - my stash
Topper - magazine freebie

The Cuttlebug Spot - Buttons

Over at The Cuttlebug Spot we had such a brill theme for me as I love buttons which you will probably guess from the amount I used LOL.
And they have a goodie bag up as the prize which they said might have buttons in LOL.

Items used
card base - papermaina
Inked with Tim Holtz - milled lavender
embossing folder - cuttlebug
buttons - my stash
mirri card - kanban - embossed with docrafts message folder

Try It On Tuesdays - Give a inch or 3

Over at Try It On Tuesdays we had the theme of using inchies on our card . I was nt very sure what they wanted but from the cards I saw I gathered it was squares so I hope what I ve done is right if not please tell me .
My squares are 2inch to hope there not to big.

Items used
paper - a magazine freebie
mirri card - the range
punch - hobbycraft
message - forever friends
brads - my stash

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Play 2 and 3

At 1st I thought oh heck a man's card to do for Less Is More but then I dug threw my stamps and found these 2 images , and got carried away and made them , so think from now if I need a man's card will keep it clean and simple as have found it easier to do them with this style of card.

Items used
Card base - Papermaina
Image - stampavie - sorry cant remember the name of him
I then did some paper piecing with some scrap bits of card / paper - my 1st time at it , but will use it again as like the effect

items used
Stamp - Westie - little Claire's
stamped on to card base - Papermaina
Green card - my stash

Less Is More - Masculine

Over at Less Is More they gave us the challenge of doing a man's card and I always have probs trying to think of something to do for them and to have the added challneg of making it clean and simple even added more to mojo been strained lol.
So I want to thank Mandi and Chrissie for making my mojo work so much so that it got carried away and did 3 cards , so guess in the furte my men's cards will be clean and simple lol.

But I will do separte post for them as dont want you seeing me natter all in one go lol

Ok so here is my piccie

Items used
The card base is from Papermaina
Image - Dandelion fishing and message - Docrafts , coloured with Pms and coloured pencils - west one
Pm's - Tan, Pastel Beige , Grass , Apple and Mint Green

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Winter Wonderland - Emossing Dry or Heat

Why is it I can natter away face to face with ppl but when it come to try and type something on here my mind goes blank. Think its the fear that I might natter to much or it what be good reading , gore I hope I never bored any of you. OK I ll stop fretting and get on and tell you what blog I am on well your can prob guess from the title lol - Winter Wonderland with the theme of embossing either dry or heated. I went with dry as I am not very good with embossing powders make a mess or end up with a very yucky image.

Oh and we re very lucky this week as we have two sponsors
stitchybears stamps

items used
Backing paper - my stash
Green and red card - local Charity shop
Embossing folder - cuttlebug - snowflakes
Ribbon - American crafts
Gems and message - papermaina
Topper - a old Xmas card

oh and here some close up views , hope my camera taken was OK

the gems

the ribbon and embossing

Hope I have bored you to much , thanks for looking Nicky

Monday, 14 March 2011

Wild Orchid Challenges - Dieing to Punch It Ou

Its so nice to of found Wild Orchid Challenge as I have been using their items for a little while now , but did nt know they had a blog challenge . And for this fortnight's challenge they wanted to using our punches on our cards. So hope my fits in OK into their challenge .
Oh and the fab prize they have on offer is also wild orchids crafts with these fabby flowers

here is my card and what I ve used to make it

Recipe of my make
Back ground paper - DCWV
White card - My stash
Punches - Martha Stewart and X cut twitter
Ink - Lakeland
Ribbon - Local charity shop
Flowers of course Wild Orchids crafts
Image - Pepper and friends - Dovecraft
Coloured with Pm's - ginger, peach , pastel yellow , antique pink , apple , grass , chestnut and coco

Some close up views of my card

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Less Is More - Week 6 - Off the edge

Over at Less Is More  this week we had a theme of that really pushed my mojo as we had to do our image off the edge of the card and No embossed lines used .
I really love this blog as its getting me into something new as well as pushing my mojo into new ideas , so thank you Mandi and Chrissie for starting this blog , cant believe its week 6 already.

How I ve done my card
I used Kanban card for the base as find its nice for stamp straight onto
Balloon stamp is from Docrafts and coloured with Pm's but silly me forgot to write down what shades they where ossps.

I was nt sure if the card needed a message on it or not so let me know what you think.

Totally Gorjuss - Pearls and Lace

This time at Totally Gorjuss we have such a brill theme of pearls and lace , and I so love using these items on projects . Which reminds I need to get some more soon , just wish my money tree would hurry up and grow lol.
For my card I went very spring like with a Easter theme.
OK I wont natter any more and will get on with telling you who the sponsor for the week is crafters companion £10 to spend in their on line store

Decide to do a DL card as don't do many of them and fancied a change .
Items I ve used
Card and topper - Kanban - Woodland kit - QVC
Lace - Wild Orchids , coloured with PM - cool aqua
Message - Docrafts
Pearls - Mark Richards

Just Magnolia - Bev's Sketch

This is the fabby sketch that Bev has done for us over at Just Magnolia .
I really love Bev's sketches are they are simple enough for me to follow , as there are some sketches out there they make my mojo go right off the boil.
And this week there is a extra treat of 2 sponsors
Sponsor 1 is - Dies to Die for who are giving a £10 voucher to use on there website
Sponsor 2 is - letraset with a set of promakers for the prize
so here is the piccie of the card I ve done and also what I used to make it

items used
Papers - magazine freebie
Ribbon - from my gift wrapping stash
Flowers - Peatloo
Brads - Hobbycraft
Tilda - popping out of egg - coloured with Pm's
Message - inked onto a scrap bit of paper and inked round the edges.

Close up view and also the colours of Pm's I used

Blush , Almond , Moss, Grass, Dusty Pink , Chestnut , Caramel , Pastel Pink , Dusky Rose , Pastel Yellow and Buttercup

Winter Wonderland - Tag it with a shape

On this sunny Sunday , well it was when I did my tag , yes I know its now the evening but have had PC and camera probs . Well my mojo has been on high today so thought I 'd make the most of it with getting some blogging challenges done. OK so I guess you want to know what blog I played on 1st well its Winter Wonderland and they had the theme of doing a TAG.
And with the sun been out it led me towards yellow and gold on my tag OK a bit of green to LOL.
Right I ll stop rambling for a bit and let you know who the sponsor for the week is Gills Craft Studio with this fab prize

So now I guess its time for me to show you my tag and tell you what I used to make it .

items used
Cream card - cordations - which I stamped on with a Noel message and Xmas tree - from QVC
The Snowflakes on the white card is from a magazine freebie

All the ink is from my stash
Gems and bow - papermaina
Ribbon - K&company

Friday, 11 March 2011

Finished tin and revamped show box

Finally finished revamping the biscuit tin , which will hold my Tim Holtz Dabbers in , only have 3 for now lol
the purple and gold are done with dabbers , I did add some alochol ink on the cold but unfortally the pic dose nt show them to well.
I hope to come across some more tins to change as I like the fact they my storage all looks different and will stand out so I should be able to find things quicker.

OK so now on a show box I ve changed with Dabbers , some ink and some shine spray from crafters companion
In this box I going to keep any toppers with flowers on them , as I am fed up of spending half a hour or more looking trough my topper box which is full to the top , so in time they will all be sorted into themes , so quicker crafting I hope.
Before pic

Top and side view

close up of the flowers , which I chip board cover with dabbers , clean embossing powder for a shine and buttons coloured with stone washed alchol ink

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

revamping biscut tin

As some of you might know I ve have just got into Tim Holtz item. I showed the card I did yesterday from the card inside the tin , well today I am going to show the start of me revamping the tin and as I have only 2 alochol inks there is not much colour to it , but all been well any time this week I should have some dabbers come to finish it off.
I am sure that ppl will start to think i dont wash soon as I am forever cover in ink lol , but whats crafting without getting a little messy .


Staring to take on its revamp

Will show you more bits as it gets revamped some more or should i say my hands to lol

The Cuttlebug Spot - Oh so charming

This Wednesday at The Cuttlbug Spot we had the theme of adding a charm to our project, and lucky me had some given to my by a friend :-).
I seem to have been bitten by the Tim Holtz bug as 95% of my makes seem to have his items used on them lol.
Sponsor for the week is The Craft Barn

items I ve used
Cuttlebug - dotty embossing folder
Papermaina - Parcel folder

Message is from Anita

Ribbon and Charm - my stash

For colouring the card I used - distress ink milled lavender and alcohol inks stone washed and pink sherbet

Crafty Creations - # 109 - BABY BLUE

Over at CRAFTY CREATIONS CHALLENGE this Wednesday we had the theme of BABY BLUE which could be taken as a baby card with the colour or the colour with a different them , I went for baby card as well as baby blue , OK  bit of yellow LOL.
So on to this week sponsor which is Simon Says Stamp

Recipe for this make
background paper and ribbon - my stash
paper at the side is from a magazine freebie - which I punched with MS deep border punch and threaded ribbon through .
baby and star are from the works

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

A revamp card

I got the is card out of biscuit tin that I brought today from the local Charity shop I help in , the tin I will show at a later date as want to change it with my Tim Holtz inks.
Just thought the card inside was just to nice to leave in the tin , so out came my promakers and hey presto a nice topper for a big card , I put some 12 x 12 paper behind it as it needed something to just to make it pop some  more as been on just white card looked dull.
So hope you like it