Sunday, 31 August 2008

Favourite playtime

This week on Penny Black Saturday challenge the challenge is stars and stripes. I have used the penny black stamp prank call, coloured with polychromos and sansador. This has been edged with brushed cordury distress ink and mounted onto Basic Grey paper. Have added striped ribbon and a star stamped onto striped paper

Friday, 29 August 2008

Friday Sketchers

This is my version of the sketch on the Friday Sketchers chalenge blog. Again I am working with limited supplies, I have used a Sarah Kay image coloured with polychromos and sansador, some paper from my stash. Have used what I can only describe as a knitted lace down the right hand side and some pink netting along the bottom. Have added 2 flowers from Prima and a brad as the centre of the flower

Thursday, 28 August 2008

Limited supplies

Today I am working with very limited supplies, but I did have this image which fits in very nicely with today Cute Card Thursday challenge which is in the water. This is the second time within a month that this image has been used. I do not have much in the way of craft materials with me, so todays card is very basic.

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Sarah Kay weekly challenge

This week on Sarah Kay wekkly challenge blog, there is an absolutely brilliant sketch to follow, the sketch can be rotated, resized but the elements are to stay as per the sketch. This is my version of the sketch. Have used sarah kay image coloured with polychromos and sansador again, edged the image with spiced marmalade distress ink, mounted this onto some scrap yellow card, the orange and lilac paper is also from the scrap box, the patterned paper is basic grey. Used a sizzix bookplate die and added a rub on.

Spring n Winter

These are my Spring and Winter ATC's for the Tilda and Friends ATC challenge of the 4 seasons which has been running this month on the Tilda and Friends ATC challenge blog.
In the spring one Tilda is just sitting on a ribbon and the grass and sky has been chalked and in the Winter one the background has been embossed using the snowflakes embossing folder on the cuttlebug, and both have rub ons added

Tuesday, 26 August 2008

A spoon full of sugar 14

This week on A spoon full of sugar, we have been challenged to make a card with 3 different ribbons. Well I have managed that, all the ribbons are a brown and pink combination, to go with the brown and pink coloured sugar nellie image. The image has been coloured with polychromos and sansador again, have added a die cut from Go Kreate down the side along with 3 flowers with buttons as the centre and a craftwork card sentiment.

Sunday, 24 August 2008

Friday Sketchers

So here is my version of this week sketch over on Friday Sketchers blog. This week the sketch was by Carole in England and what a great sketch it is, but have to say didn't find it too easy, need to user a smaller image or a larger card, one or the other.

I have used more paper from that stash but I do know that the paper with the turquoise on is from Basic Grey. Have used a aweet ebony image coloured with polychromos and sansador again, used old paper ink around the edge of the image to take the whiteness away. Have matted and layered all of these onto the card and just added some prima flowers with brads and the corner stamp. The sentiment is from stampin up

Saturday, 23 August 2008

Brighten your day

Over on Cute card thursday challenge blog this week, we are challenged to make a card using
BRIGHT COLOURS. This is my take on bright colours, colours that I normally steer well clear of, not in my comfort zone at all. Have used more paper from that slowly decreasing stash and this was the brightest I could find, Stamped the sarah kay image and coloured in bright polychromos and sansador, cut and layered with the nestabilities. Added 2 bright flowers and a brad, and then stamped the ticket and put a hand written sentiment on the ticket. Also used the cuttlebug for the small piece of card which has been embossed with Swiss dots.

Thursday, 21 August 2008

Autumn n summer

For the month of August there is a month long challenge running on the Tilda and Friends ATC challenge blog, the theme is four seasons. These are my Autumn and Summer ATC,s spring and winter are at the moment works in progress. All the images are coloured with polychromos and sansador. The summer one has glimmer mist sprayed lightly onto the background.

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Forever friend

This week there is a sketch on A Spoon full of Sugar by Debbie, and what a great sketch it is.
This is my interpretation of the sketch, and as of this week any make of stamp can be used for the challenges.
I have used a sarah kay stamp, coloured with polychromos and sansador. This has all been mounted onto a selection of paper from my stash. Have used a piece of lace across the centre of the card, and have used one of my new ticketed stamps from Autumn leaves as the sentiment

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

A charm or two

This week on the Sarah Kay weekly challenge blog, the challenge is How Charming.
They would like our work to include, charms, pendants or dangles, and of course a sarah kay image.

I have stamped and coloured by sarah kay with polychromos and sansador, mounted onto some BG paper, then mounted this onto some more paper from my stash. Have added a strip of lace down the side, then 3 flowers with 2 charms hanging from the flower. There is a pearl brad in the centre of the flower. Sorry about the slightly blurred image, but as it isn't completely flat the scanner doesn't seem to like it too much

Monday, 18 August 2008

Cold as Ice

The challenge set yesterday on Tilda and Co challenge blog is Cold as ice.

The sun is now drifting away very fast and soon it will be as cold as ice....
Using the colours Blue & white Only . Show us how cold your projects can feel this week.

So technically speaking it is still summer, so I have a summer tilda all dressed in her pretty blue dress , sitting on a frame embossed using the cuttlebug. All mounted onto blue paper, with the name added in Blue and the age, finally added the flower with the white button centre and the hanging round tag with happy birthday on it.

Sunday, 17 August 2008

Magnolia Seasons

This month the Tilda and Friends ATC challenge blog are running a Seasons challenge, the challenges are normally set weekly but for August it is a month long challenge. We have to make an ATC for each season and this is my summer one. Autumn one is almost done but its drying at the moment. Have used polychromos and sansador to colour Tilda, and have used Distress inks for the sea and sky and sprayed some glimmer mist over them

Saturday, 16 August 2008

PB Ribbons

This week the challenge on Penny Black Saturday challenge is ribbons. They want to see ribbons on our projects, so I have used a pale pink ribbon across the bottom of the image and a very narrower ribbon threaded through the flower button. I have used a colour that I don't normally use, but the paper is from my stash which I think was from a scrapbook kit on QVC, have matted the image onto orange card, also from the same kit, added an orange and white flower, and the sentiment done on orange dymo tape.

Friday, 15 August 2008

Little Devil

Today on Friday Sketchers there is a lovely sketch from Mumur in France. I have used a devil stamp from Dewdropcraftz, some card put through the cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder, then sanded the dots, all mounted onto red card and then layered onto some more paper from my paper stash, and the stampin up hugs and kisses sentiment and then finished with black lace along the top

Skater Boy

Over on the papertake weekly challenge blog, we have been challenged to use buttons this week, so here is my card with buttons. I have used the Sugar Nellie skater, which has been cut and mounted onto some fabric, in turn mounted onto more of my paper stash (not sure whose paper this is). Have cut the words skater boy with a sizzix alphabet on my cuttlebug, and finally stamped the happy birthday, and added of course a couple of buttons.

Thursday, 14 August 2008

Just because

Well the challenge on Cute card Thursday this week is Soft furnishings, you can use fabric, ribbons, stitching, buttons etc, in fact anything that you can find on the soft furnishings in the home. So I have used Leather and wool thread. Hamish and his tractor have been coloured using polychromos and sansador and cut out then mounted onto Leather, then mounted onto crate paper. The background is also crate paper. Have edged the whole card with the wool thread. Not sure if I am entirely happy with this card though

A secret Message

This week on A spoon full of Sugar challenge blog, we have been challenged to make a card with a secret message , they wanted us to hide a message, so I have hidden my message under the main image, which is attached to the card using a brad and a picture anchor. I love this sarah kay image. Have used more of the paper stash which might be getting smaller by now, some prima flowers with gems in the centre and a corner stamp. The sentiment is from a sarabook on love and family.

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Stamping with Sarah Kay

Todays challenge on Stamp with Sarah Kay is a sketch. This is my version of the sketch. Using more of my paper stash as you can see, (paper has been seen before), used my nestabilities again to cut the image out and layer it. Have added ribbon and lace, with some flowers and gems and a rub on sentiment to complete


The Challenge on Penny Black Saturday challenge blog this week is a sketch, and this is my take on that sketch. Have used the penny black stamp uplifting occasion, coloured with polychromos and sansador, mounted onto card and then BG paper. Added the ribbon and the buttons and used a computer generated sentiment to finish. Have wanted to use this stamp for a long time and finally got round to using it.

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

An Award

Thank you to Christine for this great award

I now have to send this on to 5 others, 4 of which have to be dedicated followers of my blog and 1 has to be a new or recently new to my blog and live in another part of the world.

It is a way of saying thank you to those who take time out to leave wonderful comments on your blog.

Now I have to think of the 5 to send it on too


This week on Friday Sketchers is a brilliant sketch by Beatrix from Germany, Love this sketch but took me ages to produce this card.
Have used Crate papers with a sweet ebony stamp. Twisted the ribbon and added 3 different flowers held together with a brad, then used a sentiment from a cuttlebug alphabet set.
Will definitely be using this sketch again

Monday, 11 August 2008

Sarah Kay

This week on Sarah Kay weekly challenge blog is a sketch and this is my version of the sketch.
Have used yet more of my paper stash, added a small piece of lace, used a flower cut in half as embellishments and a happy birthday stamp. Must catch up on all the other challenges that I have missed this weekend