Saturday, 28 February 2009

The Sugar Bowl - 5 - Christmas

This was a challenge and a half. They sure keep you on your toes over at the Sugar Bowl. This fortnights challenge was to create a christmas card (!) using your Sugar Nellie stamps. I rooted out some DCWV Rose Tinted Christmas papers and used one of my own stamps (that'll be the first!) Crochet Nellie. I coloured her in with watercolours and used some Trimcraft ribbon, brilliant headpins and white cardstock from the papermill in Aberdeen. Quite a plain card, but I am short of supplies and will be heading to the local craftshop sharply to stock up. I have only got a few of my own stamps, (that is terrible isn't in)but got loads of new stamps in the pipeline, watch this space. Got some more drawings for my sweet Sugar Nellie boss, so hopefully she'll like them. Have a good weekend. Hugs Eva.x

Thursday, 26 February 2009

Cute card Thursday - 49 - Animal magic

Over at Cute card this week the challenge is to have an animal on your card. I have got a cute little bunny on my Sugar Nellie image (by Elisabeth Bell). I have used promarkers to colour her in. The papers are just gorgeous, they are from Making Memories, the Cosmopolitan collection. (Thank you for the lovely papers and the image, Jenny!)The white cardstock is from Papermill in Aberdeen and the ribbon is from Anita's. That was a short post. Will be back tomorrow with some more stuff. Have a good thursday.

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Papertake Weekly - Dawny's sketch 9

Afternoon. Hope you all have had a good day. I have managed to make one card today. Am busy editing some new stamp images for my Sugar Nellie boss. The card I have made today is for this weeks PTW. There is a sketch this week made by Dawny. She always makes great sketches. I have used a cute Magnolia Tilda image and coloured her in with Letraset promarker with highlights with sakura pen. Stamped the sentiment with my (nearly worn out!) alphabet cube that I bought in the Papercrafts Boutique in Elgin. The hearts I handcut. The white cardstock is from the Papermill in Aberdeen and the DP are from K&Co, Classic K Bailey. Have to get down to the local crafts shop and stock up. Am desperate for some new gear. Anyways thanks for stopping by and have a good day.

Wicked knits

Got some news for you knit and crochet fans. My super talented pal Helena has now got a blog with all her creations on it. Helena lives up in the Highlands, about 10 minutes from my house. She has been making things for years. Sewing, knitting, upholstering, crochet, you name it, she can do it. I convinced her to make a blog and now I think she is The blog is called Wicked knits and the logo is designed by her arty son Cameron. She also has an Ebay shop. I am sure she will make you some customised cuties if you ask nicely. ( I have done that a few times now, I am her best is some pictures of some of her creations. You can check out her new blog here!

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

A Spoonfull of Sugar - 40 - Shape shifters

Here is a card I have made for this weeks Spoonfull challenge. The challenge is to use other shapes than just the rectangle or square we often do when we make cards. I have gone shape galore with my have used K&Co Classic K McKenna papers and some red paperstock from Papermill in Aberdeen. I used a cute decoupage (not usually fond of decoupage because all the cutting, but this one just punches out!) It is from Morehead. The sentiment I stamped with my wee alphabet cube that I got in Papercrafts Boutique in Elgin. My fav shop. Have a good tuesday and thank again to all the lovely ladies that visit my blog and put lots of nice comments on my posts. Hugs Eva.

Monday, 23 February 2009

Cupcake challenge 28 - sketch

Monday again, the weeks just seem to fly by. Over at Cupcake there is a lovely sketch this week. I have made a card for the challenge using a gorgeous Leanne Ellis Sugar Nellie stamp. I coloured her in with promarkers. She is definitely one of my favorite stamp images. I used K&Co Classic K McKenna papers and some ribbon and little heart buttons from stash. White cardstock from papermill in Aberdeen. Why not go over and check Cupcake out. They always have great challenges and it's one of my fav. Have a good monday.

Saturday, 21 February 2009

Sketch saturday - 39

Lovely sketch over at Sketch Saturday this week. As I said many times before, I am a sketch addict! I have used Deja View baby papers "Little one" and a cute Sugar Nellie Cotton Rabbit stamp (by designer Linda Andreu). He is sooo cute,love how he is sooo knitted looking! I coloured him in with promarkers (ofcourse) I am away to put my own little baba in the bath now. Have a good saturday. Hugs!

Daring cardmakers - Fish and/or Frog

Another fun challenge over at Daring Cardmakers. Really loving their challenges, but sometimes they are very makes it even more fun because most of them are not just your ordinary challenge. This week the challenge is to use a fish and/or a frog on your card. I decided to use a fish, or a couple. I drew them and coloured them in with promarkers. The papers are K&Co, Classic K Bailey. I stamped the sentiment with my alphabet cube that I got in Papercrafts Boutique, in Elgin and used some buttons and string from stash. Have a nice weekend. Hugs Eva.xoxoxo

Cute card thursday - 48 - Signs of spring

Here is a card that I have made for this weeks Cute card Thursday challenge. The challenge is to create a spring card, you can use your papers,image, embellishments etc. I have used Papermania papers , Secret Garden, and a cute Hanglar image, that I coloured in with promarkers.Ribbon and pins from the Papercrafts Boutique in Elgin. The brown and white cardstock is from the papermill in Aberdeen. I did quite a bit of doodling with my promarkers on the white cardstock, just to make it a bit different. Am really into green at the moment. It's just such a spring colour and I can't wait for the spring. Bring on the sunshine! Have a good week and thanks for popping by.

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Sketch by Debbie

Had loads of fun making this card for this weeks A Spoon Full of Sugar challenge. The challenge is a sketch made by Debbie. I have used a Hanglar stamp and coloured her in with promarkers, highlights with white sakura pen and some glitter sakura pen. I have used Anita's ribbon, head pins from Williams, K&Co papers, a wordtile free from a mag and some little loveheart buttons that were given to me. The white cardstock is from the papermill in Aberdeen. Have a good day.

Cupcake craft challenge - 27 - Alter something

Another exciting new challenge over at Cupcake craft challenges this week. The challenge is to alter something. I got a lot of cardstrips from work so I have made one of them into a little hanger. I have used a cute little Edwin image. He had a lantern but I cut it out and put some craft wire and used a head pin and some alphabet beads I got off Ebay. The papers and punch outs (Letter L and tag) are Deja Views. The red cardstock are from the Papermill in Aberdeen. I coloured Edwin in with promarkers and highlighted him with sakura pen. Thanks for stopping by, have a good week.

Monday, 16 February 2009

Papertake weekly - A Perfect Match

There is a fun and different challenge over at Papertake Weekly this week. The challenge is to make matching items ie a card and a tag etc. I have made a matching card, babybook and door hanger for my pal's sisters new addition. I have used K&Co Itsy Bitsy papers for all of them. For the card I used a cute Sugar Nellie Cotton Rabbit image and coloured it in with promarkers. I used my cube stamp alphabet for sentiments, ribbon from Trimcraft, grey and white paperstock from Aberdeen papermill and a cute rubber embellishment that I got in Papercrafts Boutique in Elgin. For the baby book I have used my cricut machine (Stamped, All mixed up) to cut out shapes and letters. Ribbon from Anita's and Trimcraft. Bookrings and Bo Bunny chipboard ( spare pages for a ringbinder album) from Papercrafts Boutique in Elgin. Buttons from stash. Same for the door hanger. Very fitting since I had to do all this before tomorrow anyways...brill...have a good week and thanks for looking.

Sunday, 15 February 2009

Anki's sweethearts

Morning. Hope you all had a fab valentines day. Just to let you know, one of my loveliest blog buddies have her first ever stamp collection out. You can check her blog and the latest news on her stamps here . Anki is the sweetest person, she lives in sweden, makes amazing cards and she is also a talented drawer. So best of luck Anki. (Puss och kram Anki, lycka till!)Have a good sunday everyone! I am away to make some more stamp drawings for my sugar nellie

Saturday, 14 February 2009

Daring cardmakers/ Sketch saturday

Evening. Having a lovely valentines evening with my hubby tonight. Hope all of you have got spoiled rotten by your partners. I even got some crafting in today , between stuffing my face with have made a card for two challenges. First for Daring Cardmakers the challenge was "feeling green", to make a card with as much green as possible on it. And for Sketch Saturday this week another great sketch. I have used Prima papers (spaceboy), and white and black cardstock from the Papermill in Aberdeen. I wrote the sentiments out and drew the little robot image. I coloured him in with promarkers (my fav) and highlights with sakura pen. The small circles are punched out with Stampin up punches. Handcut most of the other shapes out. Must get myself some nesties to make it a bit easier for myself. Have a lovely evening and thanks for coming by. Hugs Eva.

Thursday, 12 February 2009

The Sugar Bowl - 4 - One

I am just loving the Sugar Nellie challenge blog. (Ofcourse!!) This is the second time I have entered it. This fortnights challenge is to use ONE patterned paper on your card! I have used one patterned paper by K&Co (Classic K Bailey). Used a cute Sugar Nellie image by Elisabeth Bell. Coloured her in with promarkers and highlights with my white sakura pen. Stamped sentiments with £1 alphabet cube I got in the local crafty shop. White and brown cardstock from the Papermill in Aberdeen, button, stick on pearls and ribbon from stash, gold thread by Papillion Starlight. Used my Cricut machine (All mixed up) to cut out the flower aswell. Well, that is me for the night. Kiddies have tomorrow off due to a service day at the school so better get some sleep so I can entertain the lil' monsters tomorrow. Mwah...have a good weekend and hope you guys get loads of crafting time. Hugs Eva.x

Cute card thursday - 47 - Music and Dance

Another great challenge over at Cute card Thursday. This weeks theme is "music and dance". I have used "sort of" music. A nursery rhyme in fact. I have been drawing all these cows and sheep and had matching papers so had to do a cow one. So I used " Hey diddle diddle" for inspiration. I drew the little cow and coloured it in with promarkers. Highlights with white sakura pen. Stamped my sentiments with £1 alphabet cube that I got in Papercrafts Boutique in Elgin. Pearl Head Pins are from Williams , stick on pearls from stash. Ribbon from Trimcraft, papers from K&Co " Itsy Bitsy", and cream and brown paperstock from the papermill in Aberdeen. Have a moootastic thursday.

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Double Dutch - 11 - As long as it's NOT a card

Another fun challenge at Double dutch this fortnight. The challenge is to make anything BUT a card. I had to ponder on this a little bit and remembered a project I was meaning to do at the xmas holidays. So I did it for the challenge. I bought a frame from Tesco's in the xmas sales. It's really deep so it's ideal to decorate. I have used "little ones" paper from Deja Views. The pad has lots of punch outs so I used a lot of them. The frame is for a photo of my smallest son Jed. Unfortunately my printer is in limbo so I haven't put a picture of him in the frame yet. ( you'd think anyone that has a hubby that fixes printers and pc's for a living would have no broken electicals in the house...but ooohhh nnoooo...) Anyways had lots of fun doing this. That is why Double Dutch is so much fun. You never know what kind of challenge they are going to come up with each fortnight. I am always excited when a new challenge is up. And there is always beautiful DT cards and the prize for the best creation is always lush. This week the prize looks AMAZING....wonder who the lucky one is going to be. Anyways thanks for popping by and can't wait to see what the DD team come up with next challenge. Good night...I am away to my bed.

Papertake weekly / A Spoonfull Of Sugar

Afternoon. Up here in the sticks there is still a lot of snow and it's freezing. Yesterday it was -15...brrrr....anyways haven't left the house today, so got some cards done. Here is my second card of today and I have incorporated two challenges in one card. At PTW there is another fantastic sketch by Dawny. And over at A Spoonfull of Sugar the challenge was "Doodle Doo", to include some doodling of doodle/flourish type stamps on your card. I have used a Tilda image ( teehhee I know it's a xmas one but I have hidden the "merry xmas"...what a fibber I am)and coloured her in with promarkers and highlights with a sakura pen. I have used fantasy papers by Dovecraft and Venetian Skies by Papermania. )I used buttons and embellishments from my stash. (and probably got them sparklies from my kiddies craft did a bit of doodling and wrote the sentiment with my sakura fineliner.

Cupcake craft challenge - Make a scene

Here is a card I have made for this weeks CCC, and the challenge this week is "make a scene". I used some scrap papers( sorry have no idea where they are from, if you know please tell) I bought them ages ago in the Papercrafts Boutique in Elgin. Think the paperstrip that I have tore is Dovecraft Retro Flowers. (Bought that online)All the ribbons are Anita's, the flowers are prima. I used some little shiny flowers from Tesco's craft isle. Some stick on pearls from Ebay and a wordtile that was a freebie from a mag. Pink and green cardstock from Papermill in Aberdeen. I drew the image and the background and coloured them in with promarkers and highlighted with sakura pen. My fav challenge is definitely to make a scene. Thanks for looking. Have a good day!

Monday, 9 February 2009

Colour create - 2 - Peach and Aqua

Here is my entry for this weeks Colour Create challenge. The colours this week is peach and aqua. Lovely combo! Had a hard time finding papers in my scrap box but found some plain peach and aqua cardstock from Papermill in Aberdeen. Cut out some flowers from Dovecraft retro flower paper and used some fantasy aqua papers aswell. Mini flowers are from Tesco's and sticky pearls I bough on Ebay. Dotty ribbon from Anita's and peach ribbon from stash. I used a Sugar Nellie stamp by Elisabeth Bell and coloured her in with promarkers. Highlights with sakura white and glitter pen. Have a nice week and hope you are all enjoying the snow!

Sunday, 8 February 2009

Daring cardmakers - Oriental Splendour

OOOhhhh...this was daring alright. This weeks challenge at Daring cardmakers is to make an oriental card but not to use the colours black and red. It was really hard but fun aswell. I have used papers from Prima (Perfect Panda) and K&Co (Sparkly sweet) and Bo Bunny (mint dot). The folded circle flowers I cut out with a Stampin Up punch. The little stick on pearls I got from Ebay. Chinese sentiments were cut out from the Prima papers. I drew the little geisha girl and colured her in with promarkers and highlighted with sakura pen. Have a good sunday and thanks for stopping by!