Friday, 31 October 2008

Tag you're It! #31...Halloween...

I have discovered another challenge blog!!! Tag you're it!
It is every Friday & is for making tags,rather than cards,I like this idea,so have made this one to enter.
The theme today is Ghosties & Ghoulies & Long Legged Beasties!!! Happy Halloween!!!!
My tag is what I saved off a new pair of jeans,lol!!! (Knew it would come in handy!!!) I used BG Ambrosia paper,image is by Kerry Steptoe (part of set),painted with Distress Inks.Charm is ebay & chain is Tim Holtz.Hope it is ok,my 1st attempt!!! TFL :o)xxx

Ismaki #37...

This weeks sketch looked a lil complicated at 1st over on Ismaki,but then I like a challenge,so got cracking & enjoyed it!!!
Image is H&S,coloured with Promarkers.Paper is SU.Card is mix of SU & The Papermill,flowers are punched out & then ran a ball tool over them to make them curl,popped lge half pearls in the middle by SU (Pretties Kit).Stamped Happy Birthday at the top,but is only faint.Gems are from stash.Fiskars Threading Water punch used on edge of 2 squares.Scalloped Rectangle Nesties used to mat the image.Think that's it,lol!!!! Thanx for looking :o)xxx

Cute Card Thursday #34~ Cheers & PTW...

I combined 2 challenges here,unusual for me,I know,lol!!!
The theme over on CCT is anything drink related,so I used the Rubber Romance image & added some Woodware sentiments & patterns to it.I coloured with Promarkers ,paper & card are SU.Gems are PM,bracket sticker from stash.
The layout is the 1st sketch for Dawny P over on Papertake Weekly,she has taken over from Katharina & done a fab job.TFL :o)xxx

YEY!!! I DID IT!!!!........

I got the DT at Sassy Crafts,WOOHOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm sooooo happy,I found out late last night,I was about to switch off my comp to go to bed & Emma emailed me.
Thankyou everybody for all your kind words & support.
I will be able to craft even MORE now,lol!!!! :o)xxx

Thursday, 30 October 2008

Penny Black Saturday Challenge#20~Bump In The Night...

I know she doesn't look scary or spooky,but I wanted to still join in this weeks challenge on PBSC,even though I don't own any Halloween PB stamps or images.Hope it counts,I coloured her in Halloween colours!!!
Card is Bazzill Bling,paper is BG Ambrosia,corners punched with SU corner punch,ribbon is off my Jo Malone xmas pressies,lol!!!!(I don't waste a thing!!!). Flowers & brad from stash.Image is coloured with Promarkers.Sentiment is ALOTA stamp.
What am I gonna do when Halloween is over?!!! TFL :O)XXX

Stamp Something~For The Birds....

Aww,luv my lil birds & mice!!!(That's not really a good combination,as some birds eat mice,oooo!!!!)
This weeks challenge on Stamp Something,needs birds on your project,so I used my Imaginisce stamps,so cute!!!
I used SU paper,Pretty in Pink cardstock & taffeta ribbon.Image coloured with Promarkers,all stamped in Timber Brown Stazon.Stickles on flower & gems are PM.
Just a lil card,but sweet!!! TFL :O)XXX

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Pink Notebook...

I made this notebook for both Sue & Nikki's Breast Cancer Awareness projects.
I wasn't going to join in,as my Mum had breast cancer when she was 19 & I find it hard to think about.The lump was removed ,along with her ovaries,to stop her breasts from functioning,so that meant she couldn't have any more children (just me & my sister).As there is a family history of breast cancer,we (myself included) have to go for annual mammograms & have also seen geneticists (sp?).
I don't want to upset my Mum by giving her this book & get her thinking about it all again,so I made this book with her in mind & will enter it into both Sue & Nikki's Pink blog candy,if I win,I will tell my Mum & then it will make her smile!!! :o)x

Tilda & Friends ATC~Halloween Spooks...

I have really,really enjoyed making Halloween themed projects (you might have noticed!!!) & it will soon be over,awww :o(
I quickly made this lil ATC for this weeks Tilda & Friends challenge as their theme is Halloween Spooks,YEY!!!! I have been waiting ages for these pumpkin charms to get here from Hong Kong (ebay) & now it's nearly over,huh!!!! I coloured the image with Promarkers,added Stickles.Stamps are ALOTA(I won them over at Sketch Saturday a few weeks ago!!!),gems are PM,ribbon is Poppicrafts.
If anybody wants to swap this ATC for theirs,just let me know.TFL :o)xxx

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #4~Sketch...

I used my card kit again!!!!
There is a fab sketch over on Secret Crafter this week,it was a joy to follow!!!
The image is (hang on, just running into conservatory to look....) Stampendous,Polka Penguins :o)
I coloured with Promarkers,paper is BG Dasher(from kit),card is Bazzill (from kit) & ribbon is also from kit.Look at the fabulous Poinsettia flowers,I got them from Poppicrafts,you get loads for £5.99,inc leaves & centres,brad is from stash.
Ok,off to craft some more!!! Catch you later.TFL :O)XXX

Basic Grey#8~Shapes...

I got my monthly cardmaking kit from Sarah's yesterday,so had to have a play.It has the most fabulous papers,BG Dasher,soooooo nice!!!!
I thought I would join in the Basic Grey challenge,as my Craftwork Cards shape template was near my desk,so used 3 triangles & turned them into trees!!! The stars were in my kit,so was the card blank & the coloured Bazzill cards.I luv my kit's,I get giddy on the 25th of each month,haha!!!! The ribbon was in my blog candy from Jilli (thanx x),I also used my new SU punch(ebay-USA) for the ribbon slots.Doodles stitching with (stupid/cronky!!!) white gel pen,grrr,must get a new decent one!!!! I have stamped Merry Christmas at the top in white,but looks very faint on photo.TFL :O)XXX

Look What I Won....

I won Jilli's blog candy last week & it arrived yesterday.
There is allsorts,but my fave is the PINK scissors,they are sat next to me now,lol!!!!
Thankyou Jilli,you are so very kind & it is fab candy,much appreciated :o)xxx

House Mouse & Friends #11~That Natural Feeling...

Yey!!! My fave challenge!!! HM&F!!!!
Have I ever told you,that I luv House Mouse ?!!!!! :o)
This weeks challenge requires Natural colours,texture,whatever you like really.
I have swiped my base card with Distress Ink pad (Frayed Burlap),used an image with a leaf on it & coloured with Promarkers.I tore my paper to look more natural,distressed edge of image,leaf charm (ebay) is tied with a piece of natural twine.Natural cotton twill is SU & so is the buckle (Hodgepodge).I stamped the stars on the twill with Timber Brown Stazon.The sentiment & stars are Hero Arts alphabet stamp set.Gems are PM.
I hope you will join in the mousey fun over at House Mouse & Friends.
Have a luvly day & thankyou for popping in :o)xxx

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Sassy Crafts DT Call...Round Two...

I got through to the 2nd & final round,of the Sassy Crafts DT Call.
The theme is "Make Your Own!!!" (You can make anything you like,on any subject.You CANNOT use any ready made embellishments,you have to make your own!!).
I decided to use 2 new stamps,I had been saving,they are sooo beautiful.They are both Hero Arts ,Long Branch & Bird Cage.I stamped the cage twice & mounted 1 image on foam pads,on top of the other.The "ribbon" holding the cage to the tree is actually a thin strip of card,tied in a knot & the "flowers" are punched out & curled to stand out.I put stickles in the middle for some sparkle.
I then made a candle to match & decorated the same.
Thankyou for looking & here goes..... :o)xxx

Monday, 27 October 2008

Mojo Monday#58 & Sarah Kay#17~Animals...

I have combined 2 challenges today,as it is impossible to do all of the ones I like,lol!!!
The sketch at Mojo Monday is gorgeous & Sarah Kay Sunday Challenge are asking for animals on your work,so used an image with lil chicks on it.
I coloured the image with Promarkers,paper is PM,card is SU.Sentiment is CWC,pin from ebay,flower & brad are SU (Pretties Kit),I touched the flowers with a Promarker to get the brown spots on them.TFL :O)XXX

Sunday, 26 October 2008

Friday Sketchers #25...

I used one of the images sent to me by Linda for this weeks Friday Sketchers challenge.
The paper is SU,card is The Papermill.Image coloured with Promarkers & gold Stickles added to hat & cracker.Sentiment & gold dots are Craftwork Cards.
Thanx for looking :o)xxx

Sketch Saturday#22...

This weeks sketch on Sketch Saturday is really nice,I made this card last night,but had to wait to take a photo in daylight!!!
The image is Panduro (ebay),paper & card is SU,border punched with Fiskars Threading Water,gems from stash,Baubles from Stampingbella.Sentiment is Studio g.Coloured with Promarkers & added Stickles to collar & hat.
Hope you are having a good weekend,Thanx for looking :o)xxx

Thankyou Ladies...

Look what the postie brought me yesterday,WOW!!!
How nice to have such luvly friends & they send me pressies too :o)x
Linda sent me some Elzybells Mice images,that I didn't have & they came in a beautiful card with a lil pocket on the front,sooo nice.Thankyou Linda x
Sharon sent me some xmas embossed cards to use,really kind of you to think of me,Thankyou Sharon :o)x

Friday, 24 October 2008

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #3~Blue,White and a little bit of snowflake!...

Better late than never!!!
This weeks SCSC,required Blue,White & a little bit of snowflake,so managed all of those with my card.I even gave Santa blue eyes,to match!!!
Stamp is, erm,I have put him away in the conservatory now & my rabbit is running about in there,so will look later (just ask if you want to know!!!).
The base card is The Papermill,paper is SU & so is the blue card behind the image (Bashful blue,luv this colour,it looks so clean & fresh!!!).Sentiment is Craftwork Cards & so are the white dots.Twill tape is from stash.I coloured with Promarkers & added Stickles.
I have just been to get some wellies,my mum text me to say they are £4.99 at Lidl,with flowers on!!! I got Red floral,just for walking the dogs in,might get stopped by the Fashion Police though,lol!!!
Have a luvly weekend & Thanx for looking :o)xxx

Thursday, 23 October 2008

Cute Card Thursday #33~ The Stars At Night...

The theme this week at CCT is either something featuring stars or something spooky.
My image has stars in the background ,so this is my entry.
This is another Stamps Happen Inc,stamp in the same range as the previous post.
Such beautiful stamps & a real joy to colour.
My card base is SU (Barely Banana),paper is SU (So Saffron)Patterns Designer Series.Card behind image is SU (More Mustard).Ribbon is SU (More Mustard),gems are PM.Image coloured with Promarkers.
All the SU hyperlinks will take you to Julie,who is a Stampin'Up! Demonstrator & can order for you, (She's not paying me,HONEST!!!!).
Thankyou for looking,have a luvly evening,indoors out of this yakky weather!!! :o)xxx

Fairy With Balloon...

I haven't followed a sketch & it's not for a challenge!!!
I just luv this stamp & it arrived yesterday,so had to ink it up & this is what I made.
The stamp is by Stamps Happen Inc & is called Fairy With Balloon,I also have 2 more in this range,they are adorable & HUGE stamps.I really enjoyed colouring it in too (Promarkers).
I used some of my new SU paper,a Craftwork Cards sentiment with a punched scalloped circle behind it.The gold dots are also CWC.Card base is SU (Barely Banana).TFL :o)xxx

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

An Award...

I have been given this amazingly beautiful award by my luvly blogging friend, Carolyn.
Carolyn inspires me,she makes the most amazing creations (go look for yourselves!!!) & is the kindest person I know.I luv to visit her blog & we chat via email too (I like to make sure she is ok,lol!!!).This means so much to me,receiving this award from Carolyn & she said so many nice things about me,on her blog,I got all emotional,bless her!!!Thankyou a million times, Carolyn.MWAH!!! XXXXXXX
I have to pass this on to 6 people now,but all of you inspire me,make me smile & touch me with your kindness ,I would find it difficult to select only 6,so to all of you who visit me,there you go,this award is for you :o)xxx

Viv's Blog Candy...

Viv is celebreating 10,000 hits!!! Congratulations!!!
If you pop a link from Viv's blog to your blog,you are in with a chance of winning this scrummy candy,next Wednesday.Go have a looky :o)xxx

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Paper,Paper Everywhere!!!!...

I went to Julie's again today & we got lost in paper!!!!
Julie is an SU demonstrator & has organised a paper share.I offered to help her,couldn't imagine her doing all that on her own,lol!!!!
Julie chopped it all up & I sorted it.I got to take mine home with me & there is loads of it,I can't choose which to use 1st,hmmmmm!!!!!
If you are interested in the next paper share,pop over to Julie's blog.
Right,I'm off back to stroke my papers again!!! :o)xxx

Sassy Crafts DT Call...

My project containg 4 Squares,1 Large & 3 Small.
My favourite piece of work, to date.

My stamped project.
This is my entry for the DT at Sassy Crafts.
Here goes,fingers( & everything else) crossed :o)xxx