Monday, 27 July 2009

Cupcake challenge - 50 - Green, Pink, Brown, Animals, Flowers

Afternoon. Here is my little project for this weeks Cupcake Craft Challenge. The theme is set by Stephanie and the theme is "green, pink, brown, animals and flowers. I have made a little basket with some DP from DCWV (the sweet stack), lots of Prima flowers, ribbons from Doodlebug, brads, flowerbrads and buttons from Papermania. The charm I bought of a friend and the little tag with the writing and the bird was stamped with an Inkadinkadoo inchie stamp. Had lots of fun doing this, not sure what to put in it though. Probably sweeties...ofcourse...haha...why don't you go over to Cupcake and have a nosy at all the lovely DT creations. Have a good day.

Thursday, 23 July 2009

The Sugar Bowl - 14 - Gayle's sketch

Happy thursday everyone. Nearly weekend now, thank goodness. Have been doing lots of extra work, so I thought I'd treat myself to some new papers and ribbons today, so with my new stash I have made this card for this fortnights Sugar Bowl challenge. There is a lovely sketch by Gayle and the extra option is "ribbons and bows". And you have the chance of winning a full set of 4 cute new Sugar Nellie manga stamps fresh from the rubber factory. Sweeet! This card I have made for my youngest son's birthday, Jed, which is not until october, but I am starting college in september and with all the extra work and all my mural work I thought I'd be organised with cards atleast. For this card I used a cute little boy image by Sugar Nellie (ofcourse) made by the very talented Home Grown artists. I coloured him in with promarkers. I used DP from Creative Imaginations and ribbon from Anita's and Bo Bunny (been eyeing these polkadot ones up for AGES!!)The clay tiles are from Li'l Davis Designs (at The Art Department) and the stick on bling I purchased on Ebay. Think I maybe overdone it a bit with the ribbon, a bit excited. Had a great time making this. So thanks for looking and have a great weekend. And to Karen, Marlene and all the Sweeties, have a FABULOUS time in the States and make sure you guys help to keep Karen away from all that Twilight Eva. x

Monday, 20 July 2009

Multi challenge

Here is another combined challenge for me. Not having a lot of time this week and so many challenges I don't want to miss...jikes...for this card I used a lovely sketch from Friday Sketchers. The theme I got from Secret Crafter where you have to make a card with "spots and stripes" (one of my fav challenges!!) and last but not least I am entering this card in this weeks "Just Magnolia" where the challenge is to use "buttons". I have used a cute Tilda image, coloured her in with promarkers. Used lots of stick on gems that I got on Ebay. The beads and flower craft buttons are from "Dress it up", and the pink buttons are from stash. Sentiment from K&Co Did a bit of flourishy doodling aswell. Had a great time making this. Right, I am away to my massive pile of ironing...wish me luck...thanks for coming by.

Cupcake challenge - 49 - A Christmas Card

Hi everyone. Hope you are having a nice monday. The weekend just flew by, can't believe we are halfway throught the summer holidays already..Here is my card for this weeks Cupcake Craft Challenge. The challenge is to make a Christmas card. I have made a step fold card using DP from Dovecraft, matching big brads and some prima flowers. I cut out the tree from the papers and used some cute christmas Tilda images (from last year) and coloured them in with promarkers. The dark blue cardstock is from the papermill in Aberdeen. And the stick on pearls I got on Ebay. The other DT members have done a lovely job this week. Why don't you go and have a nosy. Have a good day.

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Triple challenge

Weekend...yay...had a manic week and am sooo happy it's finally weekend. Having some crafty time today so have some cards to put up on my blog. This card I have made for three challenges, first this fortnights Double Dutch Challenges. This time it's a fantastic sketch for you to follow. It has lots of layers and details, just up my street. Had a great time making this. I am also entering this card in two other challenges, Cute Daisy May, where the theme is to use "three of a kind", I have used two sets of three stick on pearls. And for this weeks Stamp with Fun the challenge is to use shapes and punches. I have used lots of rectangles and also used a SU punch to add more volume to the flowers. I used a mishmash of DP and some flowers and buttons from Papermania. The image is from The Greeting Farm. Can't get enough of these Anya's. Coloured her in with promarkers as usual. The stick on pearls I bought on Ebay. Just got some sparkly ones aswell today in the post, so I will be using them today no doubt. Awful weather up here in the highlands. Going to rain until tuesday so I am getting some board games and good dvds out for the kiddies. Their dad has taken them fishing at Glenlivet today with their uncles, so they will come home dinnertime soaked, starving but happy. They just love fishing. (YUK!!! Hours of sitting, frozen looking at water, not my idea of fun) I managed to skive off since I was with them for hours the other day when they want fishing. :D I am away to do some washing and HW. Have a great weekend and thanks for coming by and listening to my natter. HUGS!

Monday, 13 July 2009

Cupcake challenge - 48 - Butterflies and Blossoms

Happy Monday everyone. And the Cupcake Challenge Blog still lives....thanks to our hero Donna! For this week the challenge is to make a creation with "blossoms and butterflies", a theme set by Liza. I made a card with K&Co DP and a cute Anya stamp (from Greeting Farm) The stamped butterflies are from Magnolia. The stamped sentiment and the stamped flower are from SU. I coloured all the images in with promarkers. The flatbacked pearls I got on Ebay. The ribbon and mini safety pin are from stash. The little "happy" tag is cut out from a K&Co border strip. Had loads of fun making this card. Can't believe I am half way through my DT time with Cupcake already...time flies when you have fun. Why don't you have a go and join in, and don't forget to have a nosy at all the gorgeous creations of the other members of the DT. Have a good day.

Friday, 10 July 2009

Quadruple challenge

Happy friday everyone. So happy it's the beginning of the weekend. Here I have made a card for four (!) challenges. The sketch (am a bit late...) is from this weeks "Sketch Saturday2. I hardly ever miss one of these so had to join in. I am also entering this card for this weeks "The Next Level", where the theme is "buttons and bows", and also for "A Spoonfull of Sugar", where the theme is "hearts". And finally I am participating in this weeks "Papertake Weekly", where the challenge is "my favorite things". My favorite things at the moment is these adorable Anya stamps. So I have used one from the first batch, coloured in with promarkers. The DP I used are from K&Co, and the little heartborder is from there aswell. The little heartshaped buttons I purchased on Ebay a while ago. The ribbon is from stash and the little cute flowers were a gift from my friend Jenny, who also stamped me the Anya. (Thank you, thank you!!)Had lots of fun combining these challenges. This will be it for me this weekend. Have some extra work on over the weekend and lots of places to visit with the boys so see you monday! Thanks for popping by!

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Doubledutch challenges - 21 - Small things, great joy

Hope you are all having a great week. I have had a busy one as usual. Doing some extra work at the moment so not much time for crafts. Had a spare hour today so I decided to join in with one of my fav challenges - Double Dutch. This fortnight the challenge is to make an ATC (8,9 x 6,4 cm)or an Inchie (2,5 x 2,5 cm) and Twinchie (5 x 5 cm). Ofcourse you can make all three if you want, so I decided to do that. I used some inchie clear stamps from Inkadinkadoo. I stamped them in twotone pink and also used a bit of gold coloured promarker to match with the papers. The DP are from K&Co. The flatbacked pearls are from Ebay. I also used a couple of SU punches for this little project. Had lots of fun making these. I am totally addicted to inchies now!! ;D Thanks for coming by for a nosy and new challenge over at Double Dutch on monday!!

Monday, 6 July 2009

Update on Cupcake

Got some news. Cupcake is not shutting down. The lovely Donna has come to the rescue and is taking over the blog and it will still be running! Brilliant. She takes over from next week so please join in and show some support for the new blogowner. Can't get rid of us this easily...muhahaha...see you next week!

Last ever Cupcake Craft Challenge

Sad news about the Cupcake challenge blog being shut down but it is a lot of work and I totally understand why it has to be shut down. Anyways, this week is the last week and the theme is "black and white". I have gone for something different this week, since it's the last. So I have done some beading. I am a massive fan of books and am currently reading the forth book in the Twilight saga (Breaking Dawn) by Stephenie Meyer. So I have made a bookmark. I used a silver plated bookmark blank and some white and black beads. I also used a "wish" and a heart charm. I also made a matching phonecharm. Had a great time making this, really want to get more into beading, you can make the most amazing stuff...if you have time to spare... Must give my pal some dollars for providing me with these beads, she is just too nice to me! Thanks for looking and thank you everyone who have had a nosy and put lovely comments on my Cupcake posts. Hope you still pop by from time to time.

The Sugar Bowl - 14 - Judy's sketch

Managed to join in with this fortnights Sugar Bowl. The sketch this fortnight is made by Judy and the extra element to include is "sparkle". AND you can win a set of the new Mary Hall stamps aswell! SWEEET! So for this card I used a Gorjuss image from the second batch (I think) and coloured her in with promarkers. I used K&Co papers and some flatbacked pearls I got on Ebay. For the sentiment I used my little Studio G alphabet cube. The flower is cut out of the papers to use as a embellishment. I added a bit of sparkle aswell (the papers already had some on!) using some Reeves glitter glue. Really "gorjuss" sketch, really enjoyed it. Sun is shining for now so must put my washing out before the rain comes. Have a great day and thanks for popping by. Hugs from ME!!!xoxoxoxo

Triple challenge

Wow, that weekend went fast. Summer holidays are here and I have a million things to do, extra work and 3 kiddies in tow! Phew...but shockingly enough I did manage to make a couple of cards last night. This one is for three challenges combined. I used the sketch over at Papertake Weekly. The theme I used is for this weeks "A Spoonfull of Sugar" challenge, and the theme is "summer". I am also going to enter this card in this weeks " Cute Card Thursday" challenge. Over at Cute Card you are to make a card with stitching included, real or faux. I used some summery K&Co papers that were given to me by a very good friend (thank you, hun!) , love these papers, they are so gorgeous. Cut out a flower from the paper and used it as an embellishment. Need some primas desperately so will hit the Craft shop this week. For the image I used a cute Gorjuss girl from Sugar Nellie. I coloured her in with promarkers. I also used some flatbacked pearls that I got on Ebay. I doodles some faux stitching aswell. I just love combining challenges, it makes it!! ;D Thanks for coming by and have a great day!

Friday, 3 July 2009

Grand Opening - Tomorrow!

Hope you all are having a nice day. Weather has been gorgeous, we are so spoiled. Tomorrow is the grand opening of Thirteen Moons, just outside Drummuir. "Situated at the Mill of Towie, 2 1/2 miles outside of Keith on the B9014, Thirteen Moons will offer a tea room, crafts and curiosities produced by local artisans and a meeting venue in a beautiful, historic setting adjacent to a working smallholding. Thirteen Moons will seek to source as much produce as possible from local producers and will seek to reuse, recycle and reduce wherever possible." I am so excited to go and see it when it's all opened and busy, since I recently finished two "curiosity tree" murals there, situated in the stairways, and after I had a wee look today i saw that there were lots of lovely things hanging from the murals, very clever. I went this morning to leave my stand of cards to sell and the place looks amazing. Here is some pictures of what you will see when you go for a visit. Have a great evening. (I am going for a coffee tomorrow morning I