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Friday, 29 April 2011

Crafty Creations - Wk116 - White space

This time at crafty creations we had the challenge to have white space on our cards , scary I thought . But I am slowly getting used to it as have done a few cards now with white space , but not many this big so very challenging to me Lol.
The sponsor for this week is Whiff Of Joy with this lovely stamp

and here is my card and what i used


Items used
card base - the range
paper - my minds eye which I used a Martha Stewart big edge punch , threaded with ribbon my stash
message - Anita's coloured with a promarker
topper - kanban woodland kit - qvc
gems - docrafts

My time to craft challenge - pets

At My time to craft challenge had the theme of us to have pets on our projects and I can always remember growing up that a friend of mine had some love birds as pets and when I was going through my goodies I can across this decoupage of love birds and thought yay lets use that.


Well not alot to say what i used for my card
everything but the gems which are from docrafts and the rest is the the woodland kit by kanban at QVC


Try It On Tuesday - A tin

This week at Try It On Tuesday we had the challenge to alter a tin , and I have to say I am very lucky to help in a chairty shop as I have picked up some lovely tins for this challenge , and eventually I found the one I wanted to play with. And it will be a gift for a friend of mine which I will fill with lots off little gifts , lot better than a gift bag well i think so lol.
OK as its a altered item week we have The Craft Barn as the sponsor

Before pic

silly me forgot to take the before pic of the lid as go carried away but realised in time to get a before pic of the bottom part lol

and after pics


items used
tin - Charity shop
alochol inks for lid
bottom - gold dabber paint
lace - wild orchids - the flower lace I coloured with PM - magenta
Buttons - my stash

pic of top of tin

oh the big flower is from my stash

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Wild Orchid Challenges - white and twist

This time at Wild Orchid Challenges we had the them of white with 2 colours as well as the twist of having roses as a feature on the card - lovely I say . And of course we re lucky again to have this fab prize from wild orchids
yummy I say

OK I wont chat loads as I am sure you want to enjoy this lovely sun or craft so here is my card


Items used
papers - DCWV
Martha Stewart border punch
ribbon - docrafts
gem flowers - hobby craft
flowers - wild orchids of course lol
Sarah Kay image - coloured with PM's
skin - blush - dusky pink and almond
hair - Carmel and chestnut
clothes - tan - china blue and coca
cat - tan and Carmel

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some clothes up pics


Monday, 25 April 2011

Totally Gorjuss - Bling it on !!

This week at Totally Gorjuss we had a such a brill theme of lots of bling and what girl dose nt like bling esp on a card lol. So huge smiles from me on this theme .
OK so on to the sponsor which is Linnie from whoopsidaisy .


OK not alot to say on what I used as most it is from the QVC woodland kit by Kanban
OK the gems are from Docrafts lol
And bit of 3d foam lol


Our Creative Corner - Easel card

This time at Our creative corner they wanted us to have a go at doing a easel card which was a nice change as have nt done one of these for ages and also wanted to get my woodland kanban kit out again as it was feeling unloved lol.


Items used
border , backing paper - topper - all kanban woodland kit QVC
Gems - docrafts
Oh and some 3d foam my stash lol


Less Is More - Wk 12 - Off centre

This time at Less is More Mandi and Chrissie wanted us  to be off centre with our images , easy I thought at 1st but oh no its a tricky to get things placed just right. So hope I ve done OK as would hate to be in trouble with the lady and diva lim's LOL.

Please let me know what you think as like to learn

OK so I ve done 2 cards

number 1
Items used
Image is from birdscards .com
Coloured with Pm's - cardinal red - poppy - berry red - apple - moss - meadow green and grass
peel off message and glitter glue - my stash


card 2


Items used
Yet again image was printed direct onto the card from bridcards.com
coloured with sakura pens
message is from Anita's which I lightly inked with a lilac ink pad my stash

close up of message

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Just Magnolia - A sketch

This week at Just Magnolia we had this little sketch to play with
And as I have a few age orders to do thought this would help with getting one done as when it comes to doing kids cards my mojo just want to go and hide , bit like with men's cards Lol.
And the sponsor for this week is  All That Scraps


Items used
backing paper yellow flower - papermaina
yellow paper plain - crafters companion
pink paper and ribbon - my stash
peel off sticker - Anita's
brad - hobby craft

Pm's used for Tilda
skin - almond
hair - Carmel and tan
clothes - pink caration and buttercup


Thursday, 21 April 2011

Try It On Tuesday -- upcycling

At Try It On Tuesday this week they wanted to have a go at up recyling which is a posh way of putting to reclye lol.
And lucky for me I had this little box stashed away just wanting to have a new image lol

I then used
some kittten roll that I inked , wetted and heated - got the idea to use kitchen roll for decoration from Angela - hope thats ok
ribbon - off a gift
buttons - my stash
and of course the brown box that some craft goodies came in lol.

Less Is More - wk 11 - Acetate

Over at Less Is More  they want us to use acetate and straight away I thought oh no as for one I don't have much of it and two I ve not used it before , but lucky me had a scrap left over from a sticker sheet , which I'd inked with alochol ink gold , embossed with cuttlebug folder and folder into a envelope shape . Added a few flowers from hobbycraft and a peel off sticker my stash.

Hope its OK as like I say have never done anything with acetate

Friday, 15 April 2011

Try it on Tuesday - A tag - with red , black and cream

This time at Try it on Tuesday we had a tag to do with the colour theme of red , black and cream really like these colours together so not sure why I don't use them more .
This time we have Emma as the sponsor who is offering £15.00 to spend on her stamping up blog , have a peek here Emma's blog , hope I ve done this right.


Items used
Spellbinder die on the cuttlebug
red card - papermaina
cream card - hobbycraft
ribbon - my stash
gems -docrafts
stamp - Anita's animal range - qvc

Wild orhcids Challenge - Wings

At Wild Orchids Challenges we had the theme to use wings on our cards and of course I went straight to my flower fairy stash that my very kind boss gave me from the Charity shop I help at.
And yet again we have a fab prize from wild orchids crafts


and here is my card
items used
papers - papermaina
mirri card - kanban
image - local Charity shop
lace and flowers - wild orchids - lace was coloured with promaker - burnt orange

Monday, 11 April 2011

Less Is More - week 10 - sentiment

This time at Less Is More  we had the challenge to have the sentiment as the main aprt of the card , which I have to made the old mojo work so yet another thanks to Mandi and Chrissie for giving me a push to try something new , but unfortally i dont have many sentiment stamps so off I went scaning the net and came across this lovley site birds cards do fingers crossed I will never be short of sentiment.

So not alot to say of what i used on my card lol
I printed the sentiment straight on to the card which I have nt done before so that was bit nervy
then I used promakers buttercup and mint green to colour in.


sorry for the bad pic but this was the best out of the 6 .

Hope you like it , dont mind comments good or bad as like to learn new ideas.
Thanks Nicky

Totally Gorjuss - Fluffy

This week at Totally Gorjuss we have the theme of fluffy which we could chose how we understood it and straight away it led me to my kitten stamp as kittens are cute and fluffy , plus I am big fan of cats lol.
The sponsor for the week is Joanna Sheen


Items used - lots of my new goodies lol
paper - DCWV
stamp - puppies and kittens - Joanna sheen - coloured with PM's
cat - pastel beige - Carmel - tan - grass - apple and pastel pink
blanket - blue pearl - duck egg - pink caration - dusky rose - pastel pink and rose pink
corner and flowers - wild orchids
pearls - my stash

Friday, 8 April 2011

Try It on Tuesday - Inspiration from the home

This time at try it on Tuesday we had to get inspiration from our home , but as my walls are white I thought I would use this picture frame for my inspiration , as did nt think white walls would get my mojo going lol.
And as its a card theme we have One stop card crafts as the sponsor who are offering

so here is what gave my mojo ideas


and this is the card


Items I used
papers - my minds eye
card - DCWV
ribbon and buttons - my stash
cat picture came out of the frame I got my ideas from

Our Creative Corner - handmade paper flower - ribbon and bling

At the Our Creative Corner this week they gave us the challenge to have girl power but with the added theme of having a handmade paper flower , ribbon and bling.
I have to say that my hand made flower was my 1st time at this kind flower as norm buy them already made lazy me lol.


items used
Flowers - I did using a hobbycraft punch - punched 6 times , which I wetted and scrunched up left to dry and then unfold the petals and added a brad to hold together
Paper for flowers my stash - brad - hobbycraft
backing paper is from docrafts - lemon sorbet - paper capsule
ink - my stash
ribbon - local Charity shop
gems - papermania
ossp forgot to say where the decoupage came from - docrafts goodie bag

Thursday, 7 April 2011

CC Monthly Challenge Blog - Aqua and Brown

This month at crafters companion monthly challenge we have a colour theme of AQUA and BROWN . Really love these colours together so not sure why I don't use them more in my projects maybe I ll have to make sure I use them more , but as I am running low on brown paper guess that means a craft shopping trip to top up what a shame lol.
And yet again Sara at crafters companion had a £30.00 voucher to use on her website as the price

Items used
Brown paper - my minds eye which I tore round the edges and inked with colour box queue - aqua
Ribbon - my stash
dotty embossing folder -cuttlebug which inked with the same ink used on the brown paper
Flowers Wild Orchids - coloured with cool aqua promarker
Stamp - Little Claire's - westie - coloured with Pm's - ice grey 2 - chestnut - cool aqua

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some close up pictures


Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Less Is More - week 9 - a hint of red

So this time at Less Is More we had a colour theme of having just a hint of red on a card , which led me straight to doing black and white but OK my card base is cream as have run out of cream square cards lol , guess I ll have to go shopping and get some what a shame that be craft shopping lol.

And yet again I ve done a few cards with this theme but will only blog 2 of them as the others I cant show due to the fact that the ppl there for look at my blog lol

OK so here is the 1st one

items used
well not alot really lol
stamp - Anita's
peel off sticker - my stash
PM - poppy

OK 2nd card also not alot used lol

stamp - pepper and friends by docrafts
poppy - promarker also used on the pearl which are mark Richards - Joanna sheen


Just Magnolia - Anything goes + buttons

As its the 1st Friday in the month it means a anything goes theme with the option of adding buttons at Just Magnolia. And of course it would be the start of the month without the fab Simon Says Stamp for the sponsor.


Items used
paper and card - my stash
ribbon - magazine freebie
buttons - woodware
message - forever friends
flower - wild orchids - coloured with pm - rose pink
Tilda dancing - coloured with Pm's
skin - blush - dusky pink - almond
hair - gold - tulip yellow - buttercup
clothes - apple and rose pink

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some close up picks



Totally Gorjuss - A sketch

This week at Totally Gorjuss we had a this fun sketch to play with

The sponsor for this week is the fab Joanna Sheen who has a £10 voucher to spend on her web site


Sorry for the wonky parts on the card but did it late at night as could nt sleep yet it seems my eyes where tired just the rest of me lol

OK so on to the items I used
Well other than the gems and glitter glue its all kanban - woodland  kit - QVC
Gems - docrafts
Glitter glue - stickles - grape ice

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Crafty Creations Challenge - Bunnies

This time at Crafty Creations Challenge we had the theme of bunnies , and thankfully I have all the orders done for Easter cards but a friend of mine is not well and she just loves the house mouse images so just had to go with the decoupage set I have of the hopper range.
This week we have this as the fab prize to win

OK card pictures



Items used
bright pink paper - dovecraft
pale pink paper - crafters companion
mirri card - kanban
Martha Stewart punch
ribbon - the works
decoupage and message - house mouse - Joanna Sheen
flower gems - hobby craft



                                                         some close ups

Try it on Tuesday - Revamped frame

This Tuesday at Try it on Tuesday we had a theme I ve really gotten into revamping things and they wanted to revamp a picture frame , which I just loved doing found it hard to stop adding things to it which you can prob tell LOL.
And as its a revamped theme we have the craft barn as the sponsor which will be giving a £15 voucher to use on their website


osssp just realised I did nt take a before pic but it was a brown paper mache frame before I got my hand on it lol
I used Tim holtz gold dabber and alochol inks to add some colour
Lace - wild orchids which I also colour with alochol ink
the flower rose I made from ribbon - my own stash which I coloured with pool dabber
Bow at the bottom is off a gift.

Here are some close up pics


forgot to say I used a heat gun on the ribbon to give it shriveled look