Friday, 20 November 2009

Busy, busy, busy

No cards for days then a rush of them at once! The first card is for the Double Dutch challenge. Tilda is coloured with Promarkers and the papers are basic Grey Granola.
This card is for Sunday Stamper which has a theme of trees this week. I have used Bashful Blue cardstock and the sparkle is the gorgeous Dazzling Diamonds glitter. The stamps, cardstock and glitter are all Stampin' Up!

Finally some SU cards done at a workshop. I know I have shown you the tree one again but I uploaded it and can't figure out how to delete it from this part of the post???If you want details of products used, check out my SU blog here

Monday, 16 November 2009

Midnight Madness and Instyle Stamps challenges

Managed to make a card yesterday while nursing my Swine Flu boys(the only perk, trust me!) This is the first time I have taken part in both of these challenges. The Midnight Madness challenge was a great sketch and the Instyle Stamps was to make a snow themed card.The image is Instyle Stamps, coloured with Promarkers and I added Stickles to her bodice and hat. The papers are Shabby Christmas from Funky Fairy. Swirls are punched with my EK Success swirl punch and the flower is from stash, loaded up with Stickles for added frostiness.

Also found time to make my first easel card last night for a friend's 40th birthday. The stamp is Instyle Stamps again, isn't she a cutie? Cardstock is Stampin' Up! Pretty In Pink and the papers are Basic Grey Bittersweet. The image was coloured with Promarkers

My lovely friend Hels has given me this award. I have to tell you 5 facts about me so here goes
1. I have green eyes
2. I was born in Glasgow
3. Got my wisdom teeth out in hospital(all 4) and they discharged me on Xmas Eve, looking like the Elephant Man. Had a boiled egg for Crimbo dinner that year.
4.I have lost 6lbs in the last 2 weeks and my trousers feel much better now lol!
5. I love the Twilight books and cannot wait to see New Moon.

I need to pass this on to 5 people so those lucky 5 are

thanks for popping by

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Sugar Bowl time again and an award

This week there is a fabulous sketch from Judy and she has asked us to incorporate "thankfulness"
The papers are Basic grey Lime Rickey and I had my first attempt at stitching on a card so don't look too closely lol! The Gorjuss image is coloured with Promarkers and the thanks stamp is from Stampin' Up!

I was very honoured to receive this award from the very talented Judy. Her cards are amazing, you should check out her blog, it's on my blog roll.You have to answer the following questions with just one word and then pass the award onto 5 others. You need to visit their blog to let them know

Here goes:
1. Where is your
cell phone? … kitchen
2. Your hair? …fair
3. Your mother?…Glasgow
4. Your father?… Inverness
5. Your favourite food? …chocolate
6. Your dream last night?… none
7. Your favourite drink? … tea
8. Your dream/goal?… craftroom
9. What room are you in?… living
10. Your hobby?… Crafting
11. Your fear?…illness
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years?… retired
13. Where were you last night? … home
14. Something that you’re aren’t?…hungry
15. Muffins?…Erika's
16. Wish list item? … craftroom
17. Where did you grow up? … Scotland
18. Last thing you did?…reading
19. What are you wearing?…jeans
20. Your TV?… X-factor
21. Your Pets?…cat
22. Friends? …lovely
23. Your life?… busy
24. Your mood?…hopeful
25. Missing Someone?…no
26. vehicle?… Passat
27. Something your not wearing?…slippers
28. Your favourite store? …Funkykits
29. Your favourite colour?…green
30. When was the last time you laughed?…today
31. Last time you cried?…can't remember
32. Your best friend?… Andrea
33. One place that I go to over and over? …computer
34. Facebook?… yes
35. Favourite place to eat?…Italian

I did have to cheat slightly by making craft and room one word :0)

I would like to pass this on to 5 inspirational ladies
Thanks for stopping by

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Just Magnolia - Monthly Challenge

This month's challenge is distressing. I have used another Tilda image stamped while visiting Andrea and coloured her with Promarkers. The papers are MME Bloom & Grow as are the buttons. Raffia ribbon is from Bunny-Zoe crafts. All papers were distressed around the edges with my scissors then inked up with a green chalk ink.

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Stamp something for Jaimie

I read this tragic story yesterday on Lydia's blog
"On October 4th, four teenagers, armed with knives, broke into a home in a small town in New Hampshire. Alone and sleeping inside were a mother and her 11 year old daughter. These 4 boys broke into this home with the intent to rob and kill anyone inside. They stabbed the mom, Kimberly Cates, to death and left her daughter, Jaimie, for dead in their driveway. It was a completely random act, their home was chosen only due to its secluded surroundings."
Denise and Erin - the girls behind the Stamp Something challenges, have organised a very special blog hop in hope that we can all give a little bit of hope and love to a very special and brave little girl.Visit the website here for more information and to take part in the blog hop. If you would like to send Jaimie a card then her details are
Jaimie Cates c/o Month Vernon Fire Station Main Street Mont Vernon, NH 03057

I have copied the sketch from the Spoonful of Sugar challenge so can enter my card there as well. Jaimie favourite colours are pink & black so I have used flocked papers from Papermania. The image is a Gorjuss Girl and she has been coloured with Derwent Inktense and matted on a scalloped circle. I added dots with my white Inksentials pen. The sentiment is Penny Black.Flower and gem from stash. I hope Jaimie likes it
thanks for looking

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Fabulous cards and candy as well

Go check out Jacque's blog. Her cards are amazing and she has some fantastic candy to give away. click here