Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Tilda and co

This week on Tilda and Co challenge blog its a great sketch to follow. I have used Wild asparagus backing paper, with a magnolia background cut into an oval using my nesties, and tilda in her flower jeans layered onto the background. Added green lace and some prima flowers and finally a craftwork card sentiment which has been chalked. Posted this so early as I'm off to work shortly

Monday, 29 September 2008

Perfect moment

On the Sarah Kay weekly challenge blog this week the theme is True Blue. They want to see our creations around the colour blue, so this is my perfect moment in blue. The image has been coloured using various shades of blue and a bit of pink and brown with polychromos and sansodor, the image has been cut and mounted using my nesties. Added the ticket sentiment which has been attached with a small paper clip, the navy lace and finally a stamped swirl. Hope that this is blue enough.

Sunday, 28 September 2008

Mr Fix it

This is my take on this weeks sketch on Sketch Saturday challenge blog.
I have used the forever friends Mr fix it stamp (these stamps are just toooo cute), coloured the image with polychromos and sansodor, the BP is also from the forever friends Just for him pack.
I then added the 3 squares , 2 of which have the charms on and then the ribbon twill tape measure.


Well yesterday the penny black challenge blog set a challenge of seasons, pick any season you want. Mine is really a play on words as my season is Spring, and the sentiment which can hardly be read on here is A Spring in your step. Had to use this stamp though as it was one that I bought at Ally Pally yesterday, so it had to be used, also bought the rectangle nestabilities as well. Have used paper and card from my stash and the image is coloured using polychromos and sansodor.

Thursday, 25 September 2008

Stamp with Sarah Kay

After a short camping break, I am now back and trying to catch up on challenges. The first challenge I have gone for is the Stamp with Sarah Kay challenge blog. This week it is a brilliant Sketch from Betty. I have used the with a little help from Margot stamp, coloured with Polychromos and Sansodor. Have cut and layered this using my nesties. The paper is from the English paper co. Have added lace across the centre of the card and for the scalloped edge at the bottom of the card. And I would like to thank Sandra from the Design team for giving me the inspiration to use these papers and this colour combination.

Friday, 19 September 2008

Friday Sketchers

This week is another great sketch on friday sketchers. Kristine has done well with her first sketch for the site. I went for a boys card again, always have problems with boys cards so trying to get a few made. Have used Edwin and coloured him with polychromos. Used quickutz dies for the TV and the game pad. The BP is wild asaparagus again and the mats are just brown scraps from my stash.

Thursday, 18 September 2008

Sketch Saturday

Right this is a first for me, Sketch Saturday challenge no 16 (why had I not seen the other 15). A brilliant sketch and one that I will be using again, but may have to go back and do the others that I have missed. I have used my faithful Sarah Kay stamps and coloured with polychromos and sansodor again. Distressed the edge using milled lavender distress ink, and then just layered this as per the sketch onto the Crate paper that was still on my desk (have now filed it away).
The arrow is a papermania stamp from a set of clear stamps, which I stamped onto patterned paper and cut out, may add a sentiment later but that depends on what the card will be used for .

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

No Color sense

This week on Tilda and Friends ATC Challenge blog, the challenge is Pink, blue, green. So my Tilda wasn't thinking clearly this morning and has just thrown her clothes on and this is the result. Not much colour sense at all.

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Just because

Over on Papertake weekly challenge blog is another brilliant sketch by Katharina. I decided to do another mans card and used this VW camper van stamp by inkadinkadoo. Have used Crate papers again for the 2nd time today as they were still on my desk. Added the ribbon and the sentiment is from a small set of clear stamps

Sarah Kay weekly Challenge

This week on Sarah Kay weekly challenge is the theme of Trio of papers. The idea is to use 3 designer papers, no mire no less. All the paper I have used is from Crate. Haved coloured the sarah Kay image with polychromos and sansodor, edged with milled lavender distress ink, mounted this onto the redish crate paper and used the stampin up punch on the edge. this was then layered onto the other 2 crate papers. Card finished with the flowers and ribbon, the buttons and finally the sentiment stamped onto the same background paper.

Sunday, 14 September 2008

Chocolate !!!!!

Well what a challenge we have been set this week by the team at Tilda and Co challenge blog.

Challenged to make a card with chocolate as the theme and to use brown, pink and white. I had used this tilda with her basket, which is conviently empty, more paper from my stash which just happened to be the right colours. Added the sentiment which was done on the PC, the flowers, ribbons and charm from my stash as well. Only thing I didn't have was the chocolates to put on the card

Saturday, 13 September 2008


Today the Penny black Saturday Challenge team, challenged us to make a mans card, but NO blue. I hope that i can be forgiven for having blue sea, but it didn't look right in red. I ave used the Penny Black Fishing! stamp, coloured with polychromos and sansodor. Have used Wild asparagus card for the backing, cuttlebuged another piece of card with swiss dots, and added ribbon to it. 3 buttons and a cuttelbug sentiment complete the card

Friday, 12 September 2008

Wet nosed friend

This week on Cute Card Thursday is the challenge of Cats and Dogs. I have gone for the dog option mainly because I have 2 dogs at home. Struggled to find a cute dog image to use so resulted to using these penny black stickeroos, which I got from a craft fair for half price and had them for some time, just never got round to using them. The paper is from the English Paper co, and just added the pawprint ribbon and a sentiment if that is what you can call it from Paper Artsy

A girl guide and camping

Today's card is not one for a challange, which certainly makes a change for me. I had been asked to make a card for a girl guide who loves camping, so hence the camping sticker and the girl guide badge. I have used one of my many tilda stamps, coloured with polychromos and sansodor, have got her sitting on a craftword cards embossed frame which i have lightly chalked over. The background paper is from the English paper co.

Thursday, 11 September 2008

Stamp with Sarah Kay

This week its another brilliant sketch on Stamp with Sarah Kay challenge blog. This is my intrepretation of the sketch, the papers are from the Laura Ashley range, used bazill blue for the tabs and the sentiment and also the nestability scalloped circle.
The image has been coloured using polychromos and sansodor

Tilda and Friends ATC

This week the challenge on Tilda and Friends ATC blog is New Beginnings. I decided to use the Squaw stamp from Kadoodle stamps from the craft barn. I think these stamps are great and this one fitted the bill nicely. The reason for the baby is one nephew of mine has recently become a dad, and another nephew and his wife are expecting their first baby.

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

A spoon full of sugar day

Today is a new A Spoon full of Sugar Challenge and its a brilliant sketch by Nikki. I have used a sugar Nellie sweet ebony stamp, coloured in my usual manner, edged the edge of the image with broken china distress ink. The main background paper is basic grey and the brown paper is from a papermania vintage stack. Have added a craftwork cards sentiment and then some stamped scrolls and finally the flowers, with buttons as the centre.

Monday, 8 September 2008

A wonderful day

This week on Sarah Kay weekly challenge blog is another wonderful sketch as shown above and below is my version of the sketch

I have used 7 Gypsies paper and pink card from my stash, added the turquoisy green card, with lace as the scallops, and added a flower to finish. The stamp I have used is " a little help from Margot", which has been coloured in my usual way with polychromos and sansodor

Saturday, 6 September 2008

one for the girls

Well the lovely ladies on the Penny Black Saturday challenge blog asked us for One for the girls. I decided to go for the green and lilac combination again. Have used the Peace babe stamp from Penny Black, cut the image using nestabilities again, added black lace and lilac scrolls and then finally a love metal sentiment

Friday, 5 September 2008

My Friend

So todays sketch on Friday Sketchers. I have used my circle nestabilities to cut both circles, a sweet ebony stamp coloured with polychromos, have added two strips of different lace to the right hand side, and then used buttons and flowers to finish the card. Have used an inkadinkado stamp for the sentiment

My Plaice

This week on a spoon full of sugar challenge blog we have been asked for anything but a card, so I have made a bookmark, due to the fact that if I'm not crafting you can normally find me with my nose in a book. I have used stamps that i got from dewdropcraftz and then coloured using polychomos and sansodor, added the sentiment and then chalked the background and fixed it so the colour doesn't come out in the books