Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Been a busy crafter.

Yes, I got some time to craft last night and it was great. I made a card for Sketch Saturday using orange Bazzill. The papers are from the Glitterstack by DCWV. The Sarah Kay image was from my stash and I coloured it using my Derwent Inktense pencils. I then punched out the image using a circle punch and matted it on a larger scalloped circle.

Managed to make a card for Friday Sketchers. The cardstock is Bazzill and the papers used are by The English Paper Company. The stamps are from Stampin' Up! and I have added some dew drops from my stash.

I got lots of beautiful cards for my birthday recently and Nicola at http://mypaperworld.blogspot.com/ enclosed some beautiful stamped images. I managed to make a couple of cards with these last night. The images have been coloured using my new Promarkers, a gift from my hubby, which was very nice I must say. I also mad e acard using a Sarah Kay image I had.

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Friday Sketchers and Autumn tags

Day off today so made some tags for a swap I am in. The theme is Autumn. The stamps are from a plate by Queens Dresser Drawers. I inked up the front of the tags using Distress Inks in Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade, making sure I had masked the leaf image. I then watercoloured the leaf using a mix of Fired Brick and Mustard Seed. The reverse of the tags was coloured with Peeled Paint Distress Ink.

Also managed to get this week's challenge from Friday Sketchers done. The papers are from Ambrosia by Basic Grey and the stamp is Whiff of Joy Charlotte and Charlie Winter Collection. I coloured the image using Derwent Inktense pencils and matted the image on some black SU cardstock. The buttons were from my stash.

papercrafts*byrach: My Whiff of Joy candy give away!!!

papercrafts*byrach: My Whiff of Joy candy give away!!!

Go and check this out. Rachel's blog is fabulous and the candy is sooooo yummy!!!!

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Scrapbook Challenge

The October challenge on Craft Swap Forum was One, Two, Three! You had to use one photo of one person, two different papers and three embellishments. I have used my good old Brenda Pinnick kit again and a photo of my eldest when he lost his first baby tooth. You might need to click on the image to read all the writing.
Thanks for looking

Sunday, 19 October 2008

Whiff of Joy challenge

This week's challenge was to have an Autumn theme so I have used colours that I associate with Autumn. I love greens and browns so have used Old Olive and Chocolate Chip cardstock from Stampin' Up! I think these are my fave of all their colours. The stamp is from the Charlotte & Charlie Winter Collection and I have coloured the image with my Derwent Inktense pencils. I just adore the Whiff of Joy stamps and want every one of them.
The brown strip across the card has been punched with my yummy new scallop edge punch from SU. I also used their scallop circle punch and 1-3/8" circle punch and placed the numbers 21 inside them. Added a peel off greeting to finish. This was for a girl I work with whose 21st party was last night. Shame I missed out on the party as my youngest was ill.It's my birthday tomorrow but unfortunately not my 21st lol!

Saturday, 18 October 2008

UK scrappers challenge

This week's challenge on UK Scrappers was to use
-4 of something
-something blue
I have used some cute photos of my youngest that I came across recently. I wish he would still fall asleep this easily at bedtime.
The paper, buttons and ribbon are from HOTP and I doodled round the edges with a Sakura glitter jelly roll pen. The letters are from a Brenda Pinnick kit.
Hope you like and thanks for looking

Thursday, 16 October 2008

Friday Sketchers challenge

Finally I have managed a challenge. The sketch this week was great but I did wonder how I was going to produce those two semi-circles??? I don't own a compass and my boys are not yet old enough to need one for their maths work so I resorted to drawing around a breakfast cereal bowl :0)
I used my latest purchase, the gorgeous Ambrosia papers from Basic Grey. I coloured Tilda in using my Derwent Inktense and attached her to the card using foam pads. The greeting is Studio G alphabet stamps.

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

60th Birthday Card

My Mother-in-Law is 60 today and I needed to make a card for her. She isn't a crafty person so I decided not to use rubber stamping or spent hours on her card as it will be in the bin in a few days. She never keeps any of her cards, even the handmade ones. I have instead used the Joanna Sheen Dancing with Shadows CD for both the images and the backing paper. I have matted the images and text on blue Bazzill cardstock and added some gems for a little sparkle. Very simple card. We are off out for a family meal tonight and tomorrow I hope to catch up with some crafting/challenges.

Saturday, 4 October 2008

great blog, great candy!!!

Hi guys
Marlene has some fab candy to celebrate her 40th. You can visit her blog Here for a chance to win

Sunday Stamper "BEE HAPPY"

This weeks challenge was to use a Bee somewhere on your project. I had to make a birthday card for my cousin and decided to try out my new template from Colour My World. I have stamped all of the cardstock with a Stampin' Up! set I won in a raffle that one of my blogging sisters held. We don't have this stamp set over here but I spotted the little bee and thought it would be perfect. The stamping is all done using an Adirondack Cranberry ink pad and I have tied some pink fibres around the book rings. I dotted some primas around the letter too and hope she likes it. Need to go post it today as her birthday is on Monday :0)