Tuesday, 26 January 2010

One World, One Heart and Friday Sketchers

One World One Heart is an event designed to bring bloggers from around the world together, people who may otherwise never meet.It closes the gap of the blog community and enables us to interact, discover new and wonderful people, and in the process possibly win a prize or many prizes along the way.This is an INTERNATIONAL event that has and had participants from the US, Canada, France, Sweden, Germany, Finland, Malaysia, Brazil, The Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, Scotland, Ireland, England,Wales, Slovenia and more. It transcends geographical location, socio economics, political affiliation, religious beliefs......it's a coming together like the giant community we are on this planet. If only it took a simple giveaway to create PEACE everywhere, in the mean time here we give from our hearts. We are not solving the worlds problems nor are we curing anything nor are we changing the world. We are merely generating a closer community between humans through blogging. Think of this as taking a giant tour of homes; you get to stop in, look around, meet the people who live there, admire and be inspired and before you go on to the next one you leave your name in hopes to win a door prize at each "home".
So far my giveaways amount to two cards but I am adding mroe as I manage to make things. Here they are

The layout of the cards was done using this week's Friday Sketchers sketch.Papers and buttons are MME Bloom and Grow and the images are coloured with Derwent Inktense pencils.

Friday, 22 January 2010

Mega candy challenge and blog hop

BIG prizes to be won, visit Brenda's blog by clicking on the Mega Candy picture in my sidebar for all the info on what you need to do

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Sugar Bowl and first LO of 2010

Another great sketch and fabulous DT examples over at The Sugar Bowl. The added extra this challenge was "distressing". I used my new Tim Holtz distressing tool, which is fab and inked the edges with a brown chalk ink. Papers are Basic Grey Porcelain and the image is Sugar Nellie. I haven't added a sentiment yet until I decide who the card is for.

The photo in my last post was just crying out to be scrapped. I have based the LO on a UKS Cybercrop class called Twister and Shout by Rachel Millington. I haven't used the supplies she used and have done some things differently but the basics are all the same. The papers and embellishments are Basic Grey,Archaic I think, from a kit I got in Papercrafts, Elgin. Thanks Rachel, I am really pleased with how this turned out.
Many thanks for visiting and for any comments you may leave

Saturday, 16 January 2010

My Lovely boys and Sunday Stamper

Here is a photo taken before the school Christmas disco. Can't believe how quick they are growing up - doesn't Ryan look older than 6 though?
Yes I managed to make a card this week!!! The Sunday Stampers theme this week is "feet" - This image has feet in it so I figured it could be entered, hope Hels agrees lol!
The gorgeous ickle baby and sentiment are by Pink Cat Studio. The image is coloured with Promarkers. The stripy paper was in my stash and the cardstock is Bashful Blue from Stampin' Up!
The layout of the card is this week's Whiff of Joy sketch challenge. I wanted to enter it but forgot to use a WoJ image...duh!
Hoping to find more time to get crafty soon, thanks for visiting

Friday, 8 January 2010

Hurrah, I am back!!!

This is the first card I have made since before Christmas. I have also been unable to bloghop since Xmas Eve when my PC died on me. This is for the Sugar Bowl challenge. The sketch was very easy to follow and my "something new" is the stamp.The is Sugar Nellie and coloured with Promarkers, papers ans MME Bloom & Grow. Apologies for the poor picture

Thought I'd share some pics of the lovely Scottish winter with you - to be minus 20C this weekend. We haven't had any more snow since Tuesday but it's so cold that nothing is thawing. Check out our new wine cooler :0)
Hope you are all staying safe & warm
thanks for visiting