Thursday, 3 November 2011

CAS-ual Fridays

This is my first time playing along with CAS-ual Fridays. I've used their sketches on a few occasions but I never upload on here (there's a surprise!). I am determined to finish this year on a high on here, so keep an eye out, I'm going to be posting loads.
CAS-ual Fridays: Challenge 26 sketch
One Stop Crafting Challenge: challenge 155 no sentiments
Paper: My Minds Eye Hattie paper pad
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Quic Kutz polka dots folder, ProvoCraft textile folder, My Favorite Things die-namics butterflies and scallop border, Papermania blue vellum.
Thanks for looking.

Friday, 19 August 2011

Card Patterns

I haven't been making as many cards recently, I think the weather is getting me down - rain, wind and it's blooming cold, so much for being summer!! I've been looking at some crafty challenges and Card Pattern sketch just jumped out at me, so I decided to kick the cat off my table and dig some stash out.
Stamp: Verve Stamps Circular Sayings Paper: My Minds Eye Mabel paper pad Ink: Versafine onyx black Accessories: Cuttlebug, Scallop die-namics from My Favorite Things, seem binding from The Ribbon Reel, Prima Essentials 9 Fairy Flora flower, bling and a flower button.
Thanks for looking.

Friday, 5 August 2011

Sketch Saturday

I needed to make a card for my husband and as usual I left it till the very last minute, so I dug out my trusty LOTV stamps.
I played along with Sketch Saturday 'cause they had another fabby sketch!
Stamp: Lili of the Valley lazy afternoon, Papermania sentiment stamp
Ink: Memento
Paper: Pink Paislee 365 degrees paper pad
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! old olive
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nesties, Martha Stewart button punch, Stampin' Up! twine, Copics

Secret Crafter and Cards for Men

Yay I'm blogging again LOL!
This card was very easy to make, only 'cause I already had the image/layout in my mind (which makes a big change!).
I'm playing along with 2 challenges for this card:
Cards for Men: 16 clean and simple
Stamp: My Favorite Things - Inspired by Spring and Papermania sentiments
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! chocolate chip
Ink: Versafine vintage sepia
Accessories: Stampin' Up! twine
Thanks for looking

Friday, 15 July 2011

Sketch Saturday

I made this card the other day, and yes I forgot to post it on here. I played along with Sketch Saturday challenge. It's a great challenge blog when my mojo goes on holiday, and it's been on holiday for a while now!!
Stamps: Lili of the Valley Mirror Mirror and set 7 For You Circular Sentiments, Waltzingmouse stamps Gingham & Co
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress inks Spun Sugar and Peeled Paint
Paper: First Edition Paper - Spring Feast paper pad
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nesties, MFT Die-namics open scallop border, Prima flowers, Liquid Pears white opal, Stickles frosted lace and Glossy Accents.

Friday, 3 June 2011

Twice in one week!

My, things are changing here LOL!
I decided to play with my new stamps from Verve Stamps, I don't know if I like this card or not, it looked really different in my head!!!!! (but then again most things do LOL!)
Stamps: Verve Stamps Bloom and Grow, Birthday Bash
Paper: My Minds Eye Hattie paper pad
Ink: Distress inks Spiced Marmalade and Broken China, Memento rich cocoa
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nesties, Verve Stamps Floral Circles die set, MFT simply scallops Die-namics and ribbon.
I've entered my card into the Card Patterns challenge this week.
Thanks for looking.

Monday, 30 May 2011

It's been a while

and I nearly forgot that I had a blog ........
I have been crafting inbetween facebook and looking after my babies. Anyways, my latest card that I made was with my gorgeous new stamps from Waltzingmouse Stamps.
I played along with Inspirational Card Sketches and Top Tip Tuesday challenges - two or more stamps.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps, Say It Loud, Large Doily and Holiday Labels 14
Ink: Distress Inks Vintage Photo, Brushes Corduroy and Spun Sugar
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Labels 14 nesties, clear embossing powder and ribbon
Thanks for looking.

Friday, 8 April 2011

Bright and Cheerful ....

just like the weather, yippeeee! I have loads of cards to make this month and I'm way behind as usual. Anyway, I decided to play with my new Mo Manning image - "What's Cookin'" (I bought it when it was the fundraiser for Japan) and my new papers My Mind's Eye Gertie pad. Image: Mo Manning What's Cookin' and Lili of the Valley For You Circular Sentiments Paper/cardstock: My Mind's Eye Gertie paper pad and Stampin' Up! olive green Ink: Versafine onyx black Accessories: Copics, Cuttlebug, oval and circle nesties, Prima flowers and various brads. I played along with the following challenges The Sweet Stop - 102 sketch Paper Sundaes - challenge 63 spring blossoms Papertake Weekly - anything goes optional extra something new

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Mother's Day card

This is a card that I made for my mammy for Mother's Day. I love this image by Mo Manning it's soooo sweet. As well as my new Mo Manning image the papers are new too! I couldn't decide which pad to buy so I ended up with a few of the new My Minds Eye pads. I'm entering my card into the following challenges: Sketch n Stash: challenge 58 sketch Ooh-la-la-Creations: challenge 76 Mother's day/Special friend Cupcake Craft: challenge 135 flowers for mum My Time to Craft: challenge 134 mum's the word Paperplay: challenge 13 for mum Delightful Challenges: flowers Dutch Dare Card challenges: challenge 106 distressing Allsorts: challenge 97 blooming blossoms

Paper: My Minds Eye - Mabel paper pad

Image: Bunches by Mo Manning

Accessories: Copics, Cuttlebug, Nesties, retro punches, Distress ink brushed corduroy, Prima pearls, scrabble letters.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Lili of the Valley

Am I too late for this challenge????? Yep, I just checked LOL. Oh well, I needed to blog anyway. Here's my card for last week.
Stamp: Lili of the Valley gone fishing Paper: BasicGrey archaic Ink: Memento, Distress inks brushed corduroy and vintage photo Accessories: Copics, chalk, ribbon, scrabble letters.
Thanks for looking.

Friday, 4 February 2011

Pom Pom

Yes another LOTV stamp. I'm really loving these new images, they are just adorable. And something old, my BG porcelain papers!
Challenges: Sketch and Stash: challenge 54 sketch Delightful Challenges: come fly with me C.R.A.F.T.: challenge 88 in the roll of a die
Stamps: Lili of the Valley Pom Pom and Hero Arts Happiness Messages Paper: BasicGrey Porcelain paper pad Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx black, Distress Inks brushed corduroy and vintage photo Accessories: Copics, Cuttlebug, Nesties, frosted lace stickles, Provo Craft script embossing folder, ribbon, butterfly charm and chalk.
Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

My new LOTV stamp

What a wet and windy day here, I think the weather all over the world has gone crazy! Well I managed to make a card using one of my new stamps from LOTV and some very old papers from K & Co (see I'm using up some old stash). I'm entering this card into the following challenges: Create 4 Fun - challenge 78 sketch Magical Monday - challenge 14 flowers Papertake - Anything goes with optional extra flowers Tip Top Tuesday - challenge 20 girly Moving Along with the Times - challenge 83 spring Stamptacular Sunday challenge - challenge 96 whateva! Stamp: Lili of the Valley Dandelion Clock and Verve Stamps Birthday Bash (plus this set is on sale at the moment!) Papers: K & Co hydrangea stripe pad Ink: Memento tuxedo black and Versafine onyx black Accessories: Copics, Cuttlebug, nesties, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Maya Road chipboard butterfly, Prima pearls, Frosted Lace Stickles and purple violet Cosmic Shimmer Mist. Thanks for looking.

Saturday, 29 January 2011

In2Stamps new release candy last day

Yep, it's the final day (shame I missed the first few!). Fingers crossed for me to win :)
Go over the the In2Stamps blog and follow the instructions
All you have to do is: Place the banner shown above TODAY on your blog in a post (not in the sidebar) with a link to the In2stamps inspiration blog. Leave a comment why you would like to win this stamp Add your name & blog address in Mister Linky.

Friday, 28 January 2011

Teddy with Bouquet

I think my mojo is returning (slowly, very slowly). Here's a card that I made for Sketch Saturday. I also dug out an old paper pad that I've had for ages (and haven't used!), K & Co Isabella.
Sketch Saturday: challenge 139
Paper Play: challenge 4 layer it up
Rainbow Lady's Challenge: challenge 137 beary good
Crafty Catz: challenge 67 flowers
Teddy Stampers: challenge 28 anything goes
Stamp: Lili of the Valley Teddy with Bouquet
Paper: K & Co Isabella pad and core'dination cardstock
Ink: Memento
Accessories: Copics, Cuttlebug, Nesties, Prima flowers and Prima pearl centre, Pearls, scrabble letters and lace.
Thanks for looking.

In2Stamps new release candy day 5

You know what to do .... pop along to the In2Stamps blog
All you have to do is: Place the banner shown above TODAY on your blog in a post (not in the sidebar) with a link to the In2stamps inspiration blog. Leave a comment why you would like to win this stamp Add your name & blog address in Mister Linky.

Thursday, 27 January 2011

In2Stamps new release candy

I keep forgetting to post about this new release, oh well it's day 4 (out of 6), better late than never. Pop along to the In2Stamps blog and follow the instructions:
All you have to do is: Place the banner shown above TODAY on your blog in a post (not in the sidebar) with a link to the In2stamps inspiration blog. Leave a comment why you would like to win this stamp Add your name & blog address in Mister Linky.
Good luck :)

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Lili of the Valley

I love this image from Lili of the Valley, the cat is adorable. My cat is poorly tonight, there's something wrong with his leg, so I'm going to try and take him to the vets tomorrow. When I say he's my cat, he's not really. He just turned up one day and decided to stay, and he's still very wild, so I think it's going to be fun and games tomorrow!! I'm entering this card into the following challenges: Creative Stamp Friends - challenge 17 shapes Paperminutes - challenge 150 flowers Stamp Something - cute Basic Grey - challenge 36 flower power Cutie Sunday - challenge 128 anything goes Wow, that's a few! Paper: BasicGrey green at Heart Stamp: Lili of the Valley Me and my Cat, sentiment Waltzingmouse Stamp Frame It Ink: Memento Accessories: Copics, chalk, Retro flower punches medium and small, corner rounder punch. Thanks for looking.

The Sugar Bowl

Yep, I've been playing with my new Sugar Nellie downloads and this one is called Joy, and she's a little cutie! This is the sketch over at The Sugar Bowl
Digi Stamp: Sugar Nellie Joy Sitting and Waltzingmouse Stamps Say it with Style
Paper: K & Co Tim Coffey Daffodil pad
Ink: Versafine onyx black
Accessories: Copics, Retro flower punch small and medium, brads, gems and chalk.
Thanks for looking.

Friday, 21 January 2011

An Award

Whilst I was sick in bed with the flu, the very talented and generous Elaine from A Technophobes Blog gave me this truly wonderful award. This flu hit me for six, it knocked me right off my feet and put me in bed for a couple of days, all I could do was drag myself to the bathroom and back to bed. I'm still not much better, but at least I'm out of bed and able to eat very small amounts of food. I haven't made a card since and I'm dying to get back as I have a few images just waiting for a bit of colour! Anyway, back to my wonderful award .....

There are a couple of conditions for the award

You have been TAGGED and want to participate? Then create a post where you post the 'LOVE BLOG' image. You should also blog the persons link that gave you the award and inform her/him that you accept the award. You can then choose 3 - 5 favourite blogs which you also link in your post, then each blogger will inform you that they have been tagged.

Dear bloggers:The aim of this action is that we bring unknown, good blogs to light, so I would ask you not to blog fellow bloggers that already have 3,000 followers.As always, the hardest part is to pick who to pass this on to, there are so many bloggers I could give it to, so.......

Sarah from Where Art Happens

Linda from The Funkie Junkie

Chelsea from Crafting Life's Pieces

Deirdre from Colour and Ink

Wendy from Wendy Made and all things crafty

Hopefully tomorrow I'll be able to sit long enough to make a card.

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Viva la Verve week 1

Each week over at SCS (SplitCoastStampers) Verve Stamps has a sketch challenge and at the end of the month a winner is picked from all the people that have completed the sketches for that month. So I decided to play along this month (well I made a card for the first week!).
Card: Papermania A6 kraft card
Stamp: Verve Stamps kind words
Paper: DCWV the linen closet stack
Ink: Distress ink brushed corduroy
Accessories: Lace, lace butterfly from Little Snippets, Spellbinders labels 4, gems, Cuttlebug.
Thanks for looking.

Friday, 14 January 2011

Another card with Faith

I think I love these new images from Sugar Nellie, so I thought I might as well dig out my new papers and lace that I received from my Secret Santa (Lia, big thanks and kisses) from Cardz 'n' Scrapz forum and shop. And WOW these papers are devine and I did manage to get my scissors to them (just about) LOL, also the lace from Kaisercraft are gorgeous they feel and look very scrummy!
Challenges:
Wild Orchid Challenge - challenge 14 sketch
Tip Top Tuesday - challenge 17 anything goes
Stamp Something - anything goes
Stamp: Sugar Nellie digi Faith, Waltzingmouse Stamps frame it
Paper: BasicGrey curio and DCWV the old world mat stack
Ink: Distress inks brushed corduroy and vintage photo, Versafine onyx black
Accessories: Copics, Kaisercraft cream lace, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Jenni Bowlin chipboard butterfly, Cosmic Shimmer Mist meadow lust, pearls and gems.
Thanks for looking.

Faith

Yep I've finally printed off my new digis from Sugar Nellie and the one I've used for this card is called Faith, and I must say the four new girls are totally gorgeous and a dream to colour. I followed the wonderful sketch over at Sketch Saturday and I also played along with Cupcake Crafts - challenge 124 something new and The Creative Cottage - challenge 30 something new Stamp: Sugar Nellie digi image Faith, Verve Stamps birthday bash Paper: BasicGrey origins Ink: Versafine onyx black and Distress ink brushed corduroy Accessories: Copics, BasicGrey origins buttons, square metal brads, and a gorgeous lace corner from Little Snippets. Thanks for looking.