Thursday, 29 September 2011

Sweet Baby Boy

I was asked by a friend to make a card for a Naming Ceremony she was invited too. It gave me the perfect excuse to use the most adorable baby image I've ever seen from Sugar Nellie. He is called Bambino.
I also got to use my new Magnolia Vintage Tag die and the papers are from DCWV.
Image is coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers.
I am entering this card into the following challenges
Sugar Bowl - sketch
Simon Says - anything goes

thanks for visiting x

Friday, 23 September 2011

More lessons from Barbara Gray

Here is another card I made following the Classroom with Barbara Gray, lesson 2. It ain't perfect but I'm on a learning curve.
I am entering this into the following challenges
Tuesday Morning Sketches  - the sketch
Paper Play - Autumn leaves
Fab n Funky - any difficult theme

thanks for visiting and for any comments you may leave
Have a good weekend x

Thursday, 22 September 2011

My next Journal page

The theme from The Greeting Farm for this week was "Cut & Patste". You had to cut a face from a magazinge/newspaper and then draw the body on yourself. Oh no thought i, cannot draw to save self!!! Also could not see a decent face to use. Then I had an idea. Instead of some random person's face, why not have the face of a friend? My friend Hels was the featured artist in Craft Stamper this month and there was a wee piccie of her on the top of the page. I've known Hels for quite a few years now and she is such a talented lady. She is a lover of all things Tim Holtz so I decided to use some of the techniques I've seen her use on my background. I used various Distress Inks, blended them all together and then splashed the page with water. The stamps are Tim Holtz and the papers I used for her hat and dress are also tim, Retro Grunge stash.
I hope she likes my little homage to her, please go visit her blog and see her amazing creations.
I am entering this into the following
She's Gone Digital - Art Journal pages
Crafting For All Seasons - Fall Colours
Anything Goes challenge - anything goes
Sweet Stamps - anything but a card
Thanks for stopping buy x

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

 I would like to thank the very talented Kellie Winnell for giving me the following award
Here are 12 questions that I need to answer:

Q1) Name your favorite color?  I love greens, browns and pinks but I would say I have a real weakness for anything teal

Q2) Name your favorite song? Current favourites  any track on Adele's 21 album. My all time favourite is Patsy Cline - Crazy (my karaoke track, lol)
Q3) Name your favorite dessert? Sticky Toffee pudding with custard or cream

Q4) What annoys you at the moment? That my house is dirty/messy & I have a mountain of ironing to tackle

Q5) Your favorite pet? My cat

Q6) Black or White? BLACK

Q7) Your biggest fear? Cancer, I have always had this fear that I’ll get it or someone I love will. I don’t fear death itself as when it’s your time, it’s your time. But the thought of having a strung out and painful one is my biggest fear.( this is Kellie's answer but is also true for me, I HATE cancer and know people who have suffered, it is a horrible disease)

Q8) Best Feature? do I have one??  I suppose I am blessed with good skin

Q9) Everyday attitude? hhmmmm………..really depends on how much sleep I’ve had. (again Kellie's answer but applies to me too)

Q10) What is perfection? I don't think there is such a thing

Q11) Guilty Pleasure? crafting supplies, shopping, bargains, something sweet. (again, Kellie's answer rings true for me too plus wine and chocolate)

Q12) When you’re upset you? Sometimes I cry, other times I yell and sometimes I just bottle it all up!

Now I have to pass this on to 10 other blogging buddies so here goes

thanks again Kellie, hope to go get some crafting done now and hope to have a card to show tomorrow x

Saturday, 17 September 2011

I Believe in Angels

Simon Says Stamp challenge this week is to be inspired by a song title. Mine in "I Believe in Angels" by Abba. This gorgeous image is from Sweet Pea Stamps. I have coloured her with Promarkers, the papers are Basic Grey and the swirls are Grungeboard which I coloured with a PM as well. Sentiment is Stampin' Up!
Here's a closer look

I had problems with her hair- a lesson learned about switching the ultra fine nibs between colour families lol!I have since ordered some more.I also added some white gel pen dots around the image, something I saw my blogging buddy Coops doing. It's not as effective as when she does it, practice required!
I am also entering this card into the following challenges
Flutterby Wednesday - use a butterfly, fairy or angel on your card
Bunny-Zoe monthly challenge - sketch

thanks for visiting, hope you have a lovely weekend

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

It's Sugar Time!!!

It's challenge time over at the Sugar Bowl. Here is the card I made using the adorable Knitted With Love which you can buy HERE. My first Christmassy card!!!

She is coloured with Promarkers and I added Stickles to her hat and pom poms. The paper is K & Co. This image is part of the latest release from Sugar Nellie and I love them all, you should go check them out.
I am also entering this into the following challenges
Papertake Weekly - things with wings
Make it Monday - always anything goes

thanks for visiting

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Simon Says Stamp-tember challenge

For the second year in a row Simon Says and Simon Says Stamp and Show are joining forces to bring us a Treasure Hunt and Superhop. I completed the hop yesterday, amazing works of art to be seen, it is well worth a visit.  Here is the card I am entering
I made this card following the Classroom with Barbara Gray on Create and Craft. I am quite pleased with how it turned out but can see lots of mistakes too- more practice needed. I love Clarity Stamps and Barbara is so talented. You have to send in the cards and they will then be sold to raise money for Cancer Research. I would love to know what you think, so would appreciate your comments
thanks for visiting.

LOTV daily giveaways

Lily Of The valley are having a Christmas give away. Click on the link to find out more and see some gorgeous card samples