Monday, 25 May 2009

Cupcake challenge - 41 - 2-2-2

Monday again and another brilliant challenge over at Cupcake. This week it's Erin's turn to set the task. This week it's all about 2, you have to include in your project 2 colors(plus a neutral), 2 shapes on the card, and 2 pieces of ribbon. And any embellishments you want. I have used some Basic Grey Wisteria papers and a cute image from the Country Girls by Sugar Nellie. I used my promarkers to colour her in.
For my colours I used sandstone, pastel blue and cream as the natural colour. I used a rectangle and a square for my shapes and some funky thread and some gold thread as my 2 ribbons. Love little craft recipes, so much fun. Looking forward to next weeks challenge. Why not have a nosy and join in. Have a good monday. I just loooove bankholiday weekends...bliss!!! Lots of hugs

Friday, 22 May 2009

The Sugar Bowl - 11 - Kathy's Sketch

Another fab sketch over at the Sugar Bowl this fortnight. Really loved Marlene's one last fortnight and this one is great too. For this one I have gone superbright...which I normally don't do, but got these DCWV papers and had to use them. Had to use this adorable Country Girl aswell. They are all so cute, love all of them. I coloured her in with promarkers. Also used some bling from Kanban and some paperflowers from Prima. Lovely to have a long weekend, no work on monday ...YAY!! Well, thanks for coming by and sorry about the rubbish photo and the short post, I am away to eat a whole massive galaxy bar to myself...wohooo, friday snacks are great! Have a good weekend.

Papertake Weekly - Sketch

Another lovely sketch over at PTW this week. I have altered a little notebook for this challenge, using some Basic Grey papers, some Prima flowers, ribbon from Trimcraft and one of the new Sugar Nellie Country Girls. She is sooo cute! Loving the whole collection. Sorry supershort post but kiddies are watching Madagascar 2 and I am missing kid me...thanks for looking.

Doubledutch challenges / A Spoonfull Of Sugar

Hope you all are having a nice start to the weekend. Have had another manic week, but have monday off (Yay, love bankholiday weekends!) so got some extra time.. Managed to make some cards this evening. This one is for DoubleDutch (lovely sketch!!) and for A Spoonfull. (the theme is "celebration" since it's their birthday...happy birthday Spoonfull!!) Sorry for the rubbish photo, you can't really see the colours properly. For this card I used some Basic Grey papers, love the plummy colourscheme. I also used some Prima minime flowers and ribbon from Trimcraft. Love the Sugar Nellie image. So cute with the little doll. I coloured her in with promarkers. The round sentiment is a stamp from SU. This is for my friend's little girl. She is turning 4 next weekend, so I am trying to get organised. And the best thing about it...I GET TO GO SHOPPING FOR PINK CLOTHES...a dream for a mum of three't wait, I will raid the a great weekend!

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

The Next Level

A little birdie told me that there is a new fantastic challenge blog about to launch on monday the 1st of June. The blog is called The Next Level , and will be hosted of the lovely Dawn (All pink girl) and Ann (Madgesty - Love to Create). It's not only going to be a challenge blog, there will also be tutorials, downloads, hints and tips. Why don't you go and have a nosy. I am definitely going to be joining in. There is also a DT call on the blog and fantastic blog candy. I am away to put my name down...have a good tuesday!

Monday, 18 May 2009

Cupcake Craft Challenges - 40 - Sketch

Monday again and another fabulous challenge. This week there is a sketch. For this challenge I have masked a Gorjuss girl (from Sugar Nellie) and stamped a Alota cupcake on top of her. I coloured this in with promarkers. The DP are from DCWV. Also used some stick on bling from Kanban, some brads, bradbeads and a charm from stash. Also used white cardstock from the Papermill in Aberdeen and sentiment from K&Co (Proverbs to go). Short post, have to go and get some dinner tickets for the boys from school and dash to a friends. Have a great monday.

Sunday, 17 May 2009

Friday Sketchers

Last post tonight, and this card is for this weeks Friday Sketchers. Really loved making this sketch into a card. I used some Basic Grey papers,ribbon from Anita's paperflowers from Papermania and Prima. Also used some stick on bling from Kanban and some brad beads. The round sentiment stamp is from Su. The image is from Sugar Nellie. Coloured her in with promarkers. Love this stamp, have used it quite a lot recently. Supershort post, need to get to my bed, 6.30 alarm! Thanks for looking!

Sugar Bowl - 10 - Sketch by Marlene

Gorgeous sketch by Marlene this fortnight over at The Sugar Bowl. You also have to include buttons on your card this fortnight.I have used my new Basic Grey pad (never thought I'd be into grey and orange unless for halloween, but I looove it!) and a cute Gorjuss image. Just can't get enough of these. I also used one of my own stamps from the Totally Tattoo range, and a Studio G alphabet cube. I also used some stick on bling from Kanban and some Prima and Papermania flowers. Some Anita's ribbon, red button from the Papercrafts Boutique in the neares town Elgin and a couple of headpins from Williams. Can't believe it's monday again tomorrow. If only there were a couple of more hours in the day!! OMG, it's 10 pm allready and I have one more post to go tonight. Thanks for looking.

A Spoonfull of Sugar / Cute Card Thursday

Sorry, have been a bad blogger. Had a mad time this week with my boys birthdays, the big boys are 6 and 8 this week and we have been superbusy catching up with pals and getting their pressies and that. Had a busy weekend last weekend with lots of kiddies parties and discos, so we are all partied out! Jed is going to his first ever party tomorrow, his best friend Darragh is turning ONE! Yay!! Anyways, here is a card I have made for two challenges this week. For A Spoonfull the challenge is called "Buttons Galore", you have to incorporate some buttons on your card. And for Cute Card this week you have to include some numbers and letters on your card. I used some superbright DCWV papers and some Papermania and Prima flowers. Some red buttons and string from stash. The sentiment is from Hero Arts ( I think....had a go at my lovely pal's superhuge assortment of sentiment stamps) and incorporates both a number and letters. For the image I used a Hanglar stamp and a Magnolia fence. I masked the Hanglar image and then stamped the fence over her. (learned this thursday and I am obsessed, it's sooo easy!!) I coloured the image in with promarkers. Really lovely day today, had a some pals over for dinner and we had a great time. Am knackered now though and need my bed. Schoolrun in the morning. Have a good week and thanks for popping by.

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Cupcake challenge - Card for man or boy

OMG, am so late with my post for my Cupcake DT card for this week. The challenge is to make a card for a man and boy. I made a cardbox with a two pull out element. (a choccie and a tag) I used a cute Magnolia Edwin image and coloured him in with promarkers. I used MM and Bo Bunny DP and some trimcraft ribbon and some stick on bling from Kanban. For the sentiment I used my little Studio G alphabet cube. Have to dash, no rest for the wicked. Have a good week.

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Spoonfull of Sugar - 50 - Touchy, Feely

OMG,can't believe it's wednesday already. Feeling great today, all kiddies are well and off to school tomorrow, and 4 days off work...waheeyy...I did have time to make a little card for this weeks Spoonfull challenge today. This weeks challenge is to make a card with texture on it. I have gone for a layered card, with lots of buttons and embellishments. I used K&Co papers (itsy bitsy), some Trimcraft ribbon, stick on bling from Kanban Crafts, headpin from Williams and some buttons, fibres and brads from stash. Had no envelope to fit this card so had to make one quickly, tried to make it look not so plain with some ribbon. This card is for a friend of a friend, whom have recently had a pair of GORGEOUS twins. (Seen the photies, they are adorable!!!) So I was commissioned to make a personalised card, so (shock, horror) no stamped image!! OMG is that the time, have to go make tea...jikes...have a good evening and thanks for coming by!

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Sugar Sugar - May Project - Doorhanger by Gayle

Finally this months Sugar Sugar project is here. I just love tutorial and project challenge blogs, they are so much fun since you learn something new every time! For this month you are to make a doorhanger. So for this challenge I have ofcourse used a Sugar Nellie stamp by Elisabeth Bell. I coloured her in with promarkers. I used Basic Grey papers, they are called Wisteria and I looove them! I also used some ribbon from Trimcraft, stick on jewels from Kanban Crafts, headpin from Williams, some brads and bradjewellery from stash. The little shiny flowers are from Tesco's (!) and for the sentiment I used my little alphabet cube from Studio G. Really good fun this project and there is a template on the blog to get you started. Why don't you go and have a nosy over at Sugar Sugar and join in. Thanks for having a look!

Sketch Saturday-49

Another gorgeous sketch over at Sketch Saturday this week. Really unusual and just...gorgeous. For this challenge I have used a Sugar Nellie stamp by Leanne Ellis. Looove them and if you go and have a look over at the Sugar Nellie blog there is sneeky peeks of her new ones...MUST have I coloured this image in with promarkers. The DP are from Basic Grey (Wisteria), love these papers, they are just edible!! Also used some stick on diamonds from kanban, some Prima mini me flowers, some Trimcraft ribbon and some brads and bradbeads from stash. Oh, the headpin is from Williams. That's all, short and sweet. Still have boys at home recovering from flu, so not sure how much crafting I'll get done in the next few days...thanks for looking.

Monday, 4 May 2009

Cupcake Craft challenges -38 - Numbers

Monday is here again and another fun Cupcake challenge. This week the theme is set by Claire and the theme is "numbers". I have made a matchbox with treats. I used some thick pink cardstock, DP from DCWV.Used my Cricut machine to cut out some flowers and the heart and number 3. Ribbon from stash. For the image I used a Tilda and bench from magnolia. Am really into these sit on stamps at the moment and stamps to make a scene with. On the inside I have stapled three chocolates. I made this for my friend Jenny. Bankholiday monday today. Have lots to do and a houseful of kiddies and hubby with flu, so we shall see how that's like having 4 kids, hubby is the worst!!) Have a good monday and thanks for looking.

Saturday, 2 May 2009

Lemonade Blog Award

Received a cute little blog award by my blogfriend Sandra last week. It was very sweet of her. She has been really lovely and helpful to me, giving me some advice that I really appreciate. Sandra is a keen cardmaker and belong to quite a few DT's and also designs stamps for a few rubber stamp companies as well as her own digi stamps. Where does she find the time??? So, why don't you go and have a nosy at her stuff. Here is her blog.

Our Creative Corner - Mother's Day

Found another interesting challenge blog I thought I'd have a go at. Over at OCC the challenge for the week is to make something for mother's day. I have decided to make a granny's boasting book. What better to give a granny, so she can brag over her grandchildren with a little book of photies. The DP are from K&Co (Faded China), looove these papers sooo much but have used all of them now...(boohooo...and it was a 12 by 12 inch pad aswell..)Also used some ribbon from Anita's and Trimcraft and some stick on bling from Kanban Crafts. The image is one of my own stamp designs (see that granny has twin grandchildren, and I couldn't find another stamp with a boy and a girl on it), I coloured them in with promarkers. (Luca and Nellie, Sugar Nellie)For the sentiment I used my Studio G mini alphabet cube. The plain grey and white cardstock is from the papermill in Aberdeen. This boasting book also folds out to form a star. I learned this little project last christmas, my talented friend Tracy taught me how to do a snazzy little chrimbo book. I love learning new things, and I must say I do use the projects I have learned over and over again. Right I am away, this is the fifth post for me today....OMG, have gone craft mad. Have a nice evening!

Secret Crafter- 30 - Flowers

Stumbled on this fun challenge blog called Secret Crafter, so I just had to join in. This weeks challenge is "flowers", to use some on your card ie embellishments or papers etc. I have made a card with a "secret" flap. (very fitting since the challenge is called "secret" I used a cute Tilda image and coloured her in promarkers. Used Making Memories papers (love the colours!) some prima flowers, brads from Papermania, bradbeads that a lovely pal gave me and some Kanban stick on bling. For the sentiment I used my little mini alphabet cube from Studio G. On the inside of the flap I have cut out a number 8 on my cricut machine, since this card is for my friends adorable little girl. She is 8 on the 17th. Really enjoyed this challenge, I just can't get enough of them today...but it's raining so suppose what else could I do than thanks for having a nosy.

Cute card Thursday - 58 - Mirror, Mirror.

Another fun challenge over at Cute Card Thursday this week. The challenge is to use something shiny. I have made a card and a cardbox with a peep throught feature (with looots of shiny, shiny like a magpie) The DP are from Papermania, the ribbons from Trimcraft, the stick on bling are from Kanban Crafts. For the sentiment I used my new (absolutely knackered the other one) Studio G alphabet cube. The glitter is from my kids craftbox (sorry, boys, I'll get you some more...and I promise it won't be For the images I used Gorjuss girls stamps from Sugar Nellie. The one of the box I coloured in with promarkers. The one on the inside card I coloured with copic ciao markers ( my very nice friend let me have a go of hers) Always wanted to make a card with a box with a peep through feature. All I did was cover a little box, that I cut a hole in on the front, with paper. I punched a round hole in the paper before I adhered it and when it was all covered, I inserted a see through bag with glitter to the inside of the box. Easy, peasy. Had a great time making my "shiny" card. Thanks for looking!

Friday Sketchers - 50

Another great sketch this week over at Friday Sketchers. I used a Sugar Nellie stamp by supertalented artist Leanne Ellis and coloured her in with promarkers. I used Fancy Pants DP and cut some flowers out of the paper. Ribbon and brown cardstock from stash and stick on bling from Kanban Crafts. Sorry short post, have got a million things to do (Jikes!)and another post to put up, so have a great weekend and thanks for popping by.

Just Magnolia - 3 - Sketch

Am totally loving the new Magnolia challenge over at Just Magnolia. Can't believe I missed the first two, am obsessed with Magnolia stamps. So I did this weeks challenge which is a gorgeous sketch. I have used a sitting Tilda with a bee. I coloured her in with promarkers. Love this image, have used her quite a lot since my nice friend Jenny stamped me loads of these. For the DP I have used some from We R Memorykeepers and some from DCWV. The flower embellishments are all cut out of the paper and layered. The ribbon is recycled from an old chrimbo card. The pearl headpins are from Williams, the stick on bling is from Kanban Crafts and the little heartcharm I found in my stash box so have no idea where it is from..sorry...Had a great time making this card, can't wait to participate in next weeks challenge. Have a good saturday!

Friday, 1 May 2009

Charisma Cardz - 17 - Thank you's

Stumbled on this blog today and thought I'd have a go. There is some very snazzy and inspiring DT creations, absolutely adorable. For this challenge this week, the theme is "thank you". You have to have a "thank you" somewhere on your card. I used a cute little Hanglar image with a tag for this card. I coloured her in with promarkers. The DP papers are from Prima (Perfect panda...looove them...need more!!)The angel charm and the funky ribbon I got given from a good friend of mine. The stick on jewels and alphabet beads are purchased on Ebay. Used a SU punch to punch out the flowers from the papers for the corners of the image. Had a great time making my thank you card. Enjoyed this challenge and might just come back for don't you go and have a nosy at the Charisma Cardz blog HERE! . Have a good friday and thanks for coming by.