Friday, 31 October 2008

Friday Sketchers

Another great sketch this week on Friday Sketchers. This week the sketch was by Jacqueline.
I have used Tough Edwin coloured with polychromos and sansodor, the BP's are from my stash but I think they are papermania and DCWV stack. The blue card is from my stash of scrap card, and the ribbons came from the ribbon drawer which is now overflowing. Wasn't sure what to use as the embellishment in the left hand corner, so decided that as its cold, even tough Edwin needs a hat and gloves.


This week the challenge on Cute card Thursday is "Cheers". The challenge this week is to make 'Drink' themed cards, any type not just alcoholic ones!. I have used Tilda with her bottle of drink, might be champagne, She has been coloured with polychromos and sansodor, and then layered onto K & Co paper which has been cut using my nesties. The BP is also K & Co, both from a vintage pad. Added ribbon is shades of turquoise and finally the flowers and the stampin up stamp to complete.

Thursday, 30 October 2008


This weeks challenge on Penny Black saturday challenge is Bump in the night.
"As Halloween is approaching we would like to see your spooky cards/projects this week.".

This was not easy for me as on Saturday I did not possess one halloween style penny black stamp or image, but now I do. I managed to get this stamp "The Apprentice", so went for it.

The image has been coloured using polychromos and sansodor, edged with spiced marmalade distress ink and mounted onto black card. Used orange paper from my stash as the background, twisted some orange and purple and black threads together for the edge, added a black flower with orange button as the centre, also with some purple thread through it. Just added the rub ons to finish the card

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Ho Ho Ho

On A spoon full of sugar blog today we have been asked for sparkle and bling, but unfortunately the scan doesn't pick up the sparklt very well. The BP is free from a magazine, have stamped the father christmas magnolia and coloured with polychromos and sansodor, this has been mounted onto white cardstock which has been embossed using the cuttlebug snowflake folder and then chalked. Added the flowers which are from a christmas set of embellishments that I have had for a couple of years. The ho ho ho is glitter card but this isn't very clear here, and it has been cut using a sizzlets die on my cuttlebug. the other bit of sparkle is the bright gold brad in the centre of the flower.

Sunday, 26 October 2008

Friday Sketchers

another great sketch from the gang at Friday Sketchers this week, so great that it imspired me to make my 2nd christmas card (guess who doesn't start making them early).
I have used a whipper snapper stamp that I have had for a couple of years, coloured with polychromos and sansodor. Used bazzill card and my fiskars holly punch (also not used for years). The BP is from a DCWV pad for occassions. Also used some wire edged wide ribbon down the centre of the card, which also went with the snow theme.

Sketch Saturday 22

Another great sketch this week on the Sketch Saturday challenge blog, I have used another rubbernecker stamp that I got at Ally Pally in September, it sort of matches the man one I made earlier. Have coloured the image with polychromos and sansodor, cut the image out and mounted onto the circle which has been embossed with the swiss dots embossing folder. Have added the words, Nice, unforgettable, pretty and irrestible. Just added the prima flowers to try and soften the overall image.

Friday, 24 October 2008

Just to show

Just thoght I would show a Christening card that I was asked to make. I'm never sure what to do for these but once I saw this forever friends stamp I knew that it was the answer to my prayers. The image is coloured with sansodor and polychromos, which has then been matted onto silver card ( I know it looks black in the pic). The BP is from my stash, added the lace and then attached a silver cross to the lace.

Thursday, 23 October 2008


This week the challenge on Cute Card Thursday is The stars at night, they would like us to use stars or something spooky on our creations. I have gone for the stars option mainly becuase I don't possess any spooky stamps or images of any type, but have seen plenty that I need.

I have used the sugar nellie Skater boy stamp and coloured him with polychromos and sansodor,
the papers are from dovecraft and have used one with lots of stars on. The stamped sentiment is from the see d's celebration message set, and finally cut some stars out of the scrap left to finish.

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Tilda and Friends

Never got round to playing last week, so was determined to do this weeks challenge which is Golden Tones. The lovely ladies who run this challenge would like to see the golden tones of Autumn as our inspiration, So I have used Tilda and her broom, coloured her in what I think are Autumnal colours with polychromos and sansodor, the background is spice marmalade sidtress ink, slightly lightened with a wet wipe. The leaves are punched out and then colured with a mixture of distress inks. The trees in the background are an Anitas stamp which I have never used, but thought that it might be useful one day, that day being today.

Blue and Brown

This week on Stamp with Stampavie challenge blog (was previously stamp with Sarah Kay), the challenge is Blue and Brown, So off Iwent to get the blue and brown pencils out. The image has been coloured with polychromos and Sansodor. Not sure whose the paper is as it is from my stash, as is the backing for the image. The swirl has been cut on the cuttlebug with a sizzix die onto Bazzill card and the sentiment has been stamped onto bazzill card as well and then stapled to the card with a blue staple. The ribbon is from papermania but fitted the bill well being that its cream, brown and blue

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Friday Sketchers

Have finally got round to doing the sketch on Friday Sketchers challenge blog, which funnily enough was set on Friday. I have used a stamp from rubbernecker which I got at Ally Pally, coloured with polychromos and sansodor, cut the circle using my nesties and then embossed with a cuttlebug embossing folder, used the friends embossing folder for the pretty and irreisitble, which i then sanded for the distressed look, added red ribbon and red heart buttons to complete the card

Sunday, 19 October 2008

Another mans card

This week on sketch saturday is another great sketch, so I thought make another mans card. I have used a penny black stamp coloured with polychromos and sansodor. The BP's are all from my stash so don't know what make they are, just using up scraps that i had left. The sentiment is from a see d's celebration mesage set, then just added a couple of buttons with the blue string.

Saturday, 18 October 2008


This week the challenge on Penny Black Saturday challenge is ATC, as usual a Penny Black image must be used so I have used the stamp contented, which has been coloured with polychromos and sansodor, the word stamps are from Paperartsy. The background is just a mixture of mustard seed and spiced marmalade distress inks. Finally added a bone charm for luck.

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Let it snow

This week its another great sketch on the Tilda and co challenge blog. I have made my first christmas card to go with this sketch. I have used Chilly Tilda coloured with polychromos and sansodor, the BP is from a pad that I have had since last year, used my nesties to cut the square and circle then embossed the circle with the cuttlebug snowflake folder. Just added some punched snowflakes down the side

Tuesday, 14 October 2008


This week Papertake weekly challenge blog has a brilliant sketch by Katharina to follow, I have used one of my kadoodle stamps from the craft barn this week, think he is called James. He has been coloured with polychromos and sansodor, the oval cut using my nesties, this has been matted onto Bazzil bling card. The bp is from dovecraft mens collection. Just added the 2 ribbons and a sentiment from craftwork cards

Saturday, 11 October 2008

Shiver me timbers

This is todays sketch over on Sketch Saturday challenge blog. Just a quick card as I have to go get ready for work tonight soon. I have used Crate backing paper, the stamp is Pirate Dan from kadoodle stamps from the craft barn. Just added some ribbon and the squares have the shiver me timbers stamped onto them, the stamps are from a priate set of stamps from Tanda stamps

Thanks a bunch

Todays challenge on Penny Black Saturday blog is Thanks a bunch . I have used this penny black image which I received in a swap so have no idea what it is called, but what a great image it is. Was going to use a really old penny black stamp called sunflowers but for the life of me I can't get the colouring right.
The image and mat have been cut using my nesties, the paper is papermania and the orange cad is from my stash, have just added orange ribbon and a couple of flowers.
The sentiment has been cut using the cuttlebug.

Friday, 10 October 2008

Sarah Kay week 14

Week 14 on the Stamp with srah kay challenge blog and it is yet again another brilliant sketch.
I have used K & Co papers this time, the image is coloured with polychromos and sansodor again. Have added rafia and the tags along with a flower and gem.

The stamp with sarah kay blog has changed slightly in that we can now use any stampavie stamps, which at the moment are Sarah Kay and Rachelle anne Miller stamps, so I will have to have a change soon

Tilda and Friends

This week there is no set theme on Tilda and friends ATC challenge blog, but the idea this week is to send the ATC off to Shary with an SAE and they will return a different one back, so this week I have used Tilda reading for my book worm ATC, which is what I am, apart from I only wear the glasses for driving. Tilda has been coloured with polychromos and sansodor, and have added the books button and dymo tape

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Sarah Kay weekly challenge

This is the sketch for the sarah kay weekly challenge blog this week and a great sketch it is.

Below is my version of the sketch..

I have gone for a green and blue colour scheme this week. The papers are all crate papers, have coloured Rosies garden using polychromos and sansodor. My scalloped edge is the other way to the sketch, mainly because its the only way that I can cut a scalloped edge, that is until I get my hands on the new stampin up punch.
Have added the ticket and clip, and some flowers to finish off, also the stamped swirl.

Monday, 6 October 2008

baby hammock

The penny Black saturday challenge this week is a sketch, as always you must use at least one penny black stamp or image. This is my version of the sketch, I have used the penny black stamp Baby Hammock again (love this image), and paper from my stash. The pink card is bazzil bling card. Used white card and put this through the cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder, added some pink ribbon and flowers and the circular sentiment from stampin up.
2 baby cards in one day, must be something to do with the 2 babies that were born on saturday to people that I work with