Saturday, 31 July 2010

Popcorn Bear Does Romance

Here is a wee change from all the stamping and colouring I have been doing lately. This card is on it's way to one of the DT at Charisma Cardz. Carly gets wed on 7th August. There is a great prize to be won, check out the candy in my sidebar for more details.
Am off to do some more colouring now. Finished work for two weeks, bliss!!!

Friday, 30 July 2010

Mosey On Down

Well Howdy, Sir, Ma'am ! On the 2 August over at ye ole Them Thar Daisy Doodles Challenge Blog we're gonna have some mighty fun! Take a look down here!

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Exciting News!!!

I am very pleased to announce that the team at Daisydoodles have accepted me onto their Design Team. I've added the DT blog roll on my side-bar, please go visit these talented girls. I am really looking forward to working with them.

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

A little vintage

This card is to be entered into three challenges. I have gone for a sepia tone on Tilda, following a fab tutorial over on Passion for Promarkers. I didn't have all the brown tones used in the tut but I think it turned out okay. The papers are from my current fave pad MME La Paperie. I inked around all the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.The ribbon and cardstock are from stash. The sentiment is a HOTP stamp. The roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
Thanks for visiting and for any comments you leave
Here are the challenges I am entering

Just Magnolia - Vintage
Create4Fun - use flowers
Friday Sketchers

Sunday, 25 July 2010

LOTV with buttons on

This card was made using the fab sketch from LOTV challenge this week. The image is so sweet and this is it's first inking. I'll be using it a lot I'm sure. The image is coloured with Promarkers and I have edged it with Distress Inks. The papers are MME La Paperie and I have distressed and inked all the edges with Antique Linen. I used a Martha Stewart border punch and the flowers were made using my medium Retro Flower punch. The buttons were from my stash, I think they are Woodware.
This card is entered into the following challenges
LOTV challenge - sketch
I love Promarkers - buttons

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Saturday, 24 July 2010

House Mouse meets Midnight Madness

I just love these House Mouse stamps. The image is coloured with Promarkers and the papers are MME La Paperie. I have used Stampin' Up! cardstock for matting and layering and for the sentiment, which is also SU. The ribbon is Regal Rose grosgrain, another SU product from my stash. I am entering this card in the following

House Mouse challenge - the letter B, in this cae for balloon.
Midnight Madness challenge#63 - the sketch

Friday, 23 July 2010

Simon Says Happy Birthday

This card is entered into the following challenges

Simon Says Stamp - sketch
Karen's doodles- a birthday card

The image is from Karen's Doodles and is coloured with Promarkers. The papers are MME La Paperie, the sentiment is Stampin' Up!
thanks for visiting

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Four challenges in one card

This card covers three challenges. The image is by the very talented Karen Johnson and is coloured with Promarkers, The papers are my Mind's Eye La Paperie and I have distressed them all and inked them with Brushed Corduroy and Broken China Distress Inks. The ribbon is from stash and the sentiment is Stampin' Up!. I am entering this in the following challenges

Passion for Promarkers - distressing
Stamp Something - Go Digital
Sketch and Stash - the sketch
Pixie Cottage - double up
Hope you like this and thank you for stopping by and for any comments you may leave

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Three challenges managed today - yippee!!

The first card is for the Sugar Bowl challenge which is a sketch with the added them of blue if you wish. I have coloured Daisy with my Derwent Inktense. The papers are K & Co, cardstock is a mixture of SU and Crafter's Companion and the sentiment is from SU.

This card is being entered into two challenges. Mo's Digital Pencil challenge this week is "masculine". I love this image, he's such a sweetie.I coloured him with Promarkers. The papers are Basic Grey Periphery, cardstock and sentiment are SU and beads are from stash. The sketch is from Sketch Saturday.
Thanks for looking

Whimsy Stamps Blog Hop

go check it out- the Dt have made lots of stunning cards. Amazing how the same image can be made to look so different

click here

Monday, 19 July 2010

Kenny K challenge number 2

Well in time for this week's challenge over at Kenny K. It's a sketch this week. I have used this great freebie that Kenny K gave away. The papers are Basic Grey and the cardstock is SU. Sentiment is HOTP.
Thanks for visiting

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Friday Sketchers with a too late Kenny K

I was all ready to post this card for last weeks Kenny K challenge "pastels" when I realised I missed the deadline.I only got around to colouring the image last night. Never mind, I am entering it in this weeks' Friday Sketchers. I have used the gorgeous Capella papers from Basic Grey and inked them all with brown chalk ink. The image is from Kenny K and is coloured with Promarkers. You should check out his site, but be warned, it could be an expensive trip lol!!!
The roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the sentiment and cardstock are Stampin' Up!

Saturday, 17 July 2010

The Stamping Bazaar

TBS are having a DT call. Pop over here to find out more

Friday, 16 July 2010

A card for Bella

There is a card drive going on for a poor little 8 year-old girl who has tragically lost all her limbs. Visit Erin's blog for full details of how to take part.
This cute image is from Some Odd Girl.She is called Tiny Tia. The papers are K & Co. The cardstock and sentiment are Stampin' Up!.Flower and pin are from stash.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

One card, three challenges

Yes, it is still raining so I spent the afternoon indoors crafting. This card is entered into three challenges

LOTV - sketch challenge
Passion for Promarkers - animals
Wild Orchid Crafts - say it with flowers

Cardstock is Stampin' Up!, papers are Basic Grey.The sentiment is a HOTP stamp.
Am off to sit down with a cuppa now

Summertime Blues

This is what I would love to be doing but alas the good old Scottish Summer means the only water I am likely to be wading in is the puddles outside my house!
Love this Tilda image, she is so sweet. The card is entered into two challenges. The first is the sketch challenge over at Midnight Madness, the second is Bunny Zoe's challenge which is "Summer Days".
Tilda is coloured with Promarkers and the papers are Basic Grey Kioshi.
Thanks for looking

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Wags & Whiskers DT call

Yip, I am having a another go at applying for a DT. Wags & Whiskers have a DT call out just now and you have to make a card following a sketch. You can use any image so I decided to use on of The Greeting Farm images, which are available at Bunny-Zoe Crafts. I have coloured her with Promarkers and the papers are Basic Grey Kioshi. Lovely lush papers, seemed a shame to cut into them. I have matted the image on some SU cardstock cut with Nestabilities. I added three glass beads in line with the sketch and the sentiment is a HOTP stamp.The roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the pins are from The Hobby House.
I am wishing my photos were better. My hubby is looking at getting me a good camera for my 40th, so fingers crossed. Also need to invest in a photo editing programme methinks.
Anyway, back to work tomorrow so the number of cards will reduce accordingly. I've enjoyed taking part in so many challenges this week. Thank you for coming to visit me and for any comments you may leave

All That Scraps sketch challenge

I got some goodies delivered from All That Scraps this week and Kiki La Rue was among them.She is a C.C. Designs stamp. I decided to use her for their current sketch challenge. I have coloured her with Promarkers. The papers used are Basic grey Green at Heart(also from ATS). The sentiment is from Stampin' Up! and is stamped in Pixie Pink SU ink. The cardstock is also SU.I'll be back with another card shortly.

Three Little Pigs doing a happy dance

This week's challenge from Passion for Promarkers was to "give us a laugh" by using something funny on your card, either image or sentiment. These cuties are from Whimsy Stamps as is the sentiment which made me smile. The papers are from Basic Grey, Green at Heart. The sketch I followed is this week's Sketch Saturday so this card covers two challenges.
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Friday, 9 July 2010

Whimsy July challenge/Simon Says

Another card which combines two challenges. This must be a record number of posts/cards on my blog this week. I should be off work more often. Must remember to by a Lotto ticket this weekend!
The sketch for the card is the July challenge from Whimsy stamps. Their lovely image is Beach Baby Jayme and is coloured with Promarkers. I cut her out and matted her on SU cardstock which was cut with my Nestabilities.
The Simon Says challenge this month was a photo inspiration one. The photo was of a Blue Lagoon. This inspired me to use the turquoise and yellow cardstock- turquoise for the lagoon and yellow for the brilliant sunshine. I would be Beach Baby Jayme relaxing on the sand lol!
The DP and cardstock are Stampin' Up!, gems are from stash.
Thanks for visiting, I hope you leave me a wee comment as they make me smile.

Kicking it for Michelle

There is a special card drive taking place over at A Spoonful Of Sugar for one of their very talented DT girls. Michelle has lost the sight in one eye following an accident with one of her beloved donkeys. The team at Spoonful of Sugar are asking crafters to send Michelle cards. The beautiful donkey image has been created especially for this event by Whimsy stamps.
The DP is Basic Grey and cardstock and pearls are Stampin' Up!.Pop over to Spoonful of Sugar and find out more about how you can help Michelle "kick it".You'll find the link in my challenges list in the side-bar.
I am also entering this card in this week's Sketch Saturday challenge.

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Clean & Simple with Karen's Doodles

Yip, here is my third post of the morning.This week's challenge from Karen's Doodles was to create a clean and simple card. I decided therefore to keep the DP to a minimum with only one small strip, no embellishments and using coloured cardstock. The gorgeous image is Herbert Birthday Cupcake and once again I have used my Promarkers to colour him. I cut him out using my Nestabilities and mounted him on 3D foam pads. The strip of paper is Basic Gray and the sentiment is Hot Off The Press.
Thank you for coming by to see my cards, hope you have enjoyed today's offerings. Shame I have to go back to work next week and won't have as much time to play.

Club Anya with Pearls

I don't know how I haven't come across the Club Anya challenges before but some one's blog led me there the other day- thank you whoever you were, apologies for not remembering which of you lovely bloggers it was.
Anya is coloured with Promarkers. The papers are all Basic Grey and the little pearls have been added to combine this challenge with the Quixotic current challenge of using pearls on your project.
Thanks for stopping by, I will be back with an third post later. Yes, I managed to get some crafty time last night, it was bliss!

Playing in the Sugar Bowl

There is a great sketch from the super talented Judy this week. I have used a Gorjuss image from Sugar Nellie, coloured with Promarkers. The papers are MME La Paperie and the cardstock is Stampin' Up! The raffia ribbon and gems are from stash.All edges have been inked with gold chalk ink for definition.

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Mojo Monday time

Great sketch over at Mojo Monday this week. I coloured this fab Anya image with my Promarkers and matted her onto some Always Artichoke cardstock from SU which I cut with my Nestabilities. The papers are K & Co, have used some Chocolate Chip SU cardstock as well. The sentiment is Hot Off The Press and is stamped in Always Artichoke. Crystals are from stash.
Holidays are going too quickly and I am not managing to get done the vast amount of crafting that I had in mind. Housework and family keep getting in the way lol!
Thanks for visiting my blog

Monday, 5 July 2010

A BIG challenge for me!!

Karen's Doodles challenge this week was to make your card using Black, White and one other colour. You were allowed to use skin tones as well but that was it. I thought the easiest dress to leave white would be a wedding dress, hence I chose this image. I used the blender pen with my black Promarker for the groom's suit and hair. The bride's hair was done using two of the colours I use for shading on the skin. The other colour was as you can see PINK, one of my faves. I did have to make the leaves and stems of the flowers very pale pink but let's just call that artistic licence lol! I then went around the outline of the image with Dusky Pink Promarker and blended around the edges with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink. I had planned to use Tattered Rose(much paler) but once I started with the wrong one there was no going back. The DP is from a Basic Grey pad. I found the heart charm in my stash and attached it to the ribbon with a jump ring. Finally a little Stickles was added to the frills on the dress, the bouquet and her hair for a little sparkle.Not the best card ever but I don't have time to make another so here it is.
Thanks for looking and for any comments you leave me, they are much appreciated.

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Spoonful of Sugar & Sketch Saturday

The challenge over at Spoonful of Sugar this week is to use an animal on your card. This little cutie is from Di's Digital Downloads. I have coloured the image with my Promarkers and then followed the sketch from Sketch Saturday this week to assemble the card. The papers are Basic Grey Bittersweet. I have punched the flowers from DP using my small Retro Flower punch and added a shimmery dot in the centre.The littel glass beads are from my stash.