Thursday, 29 January 2009

Thank you Louby

I was so surprised to receive these awards from Louise. You should nip over and have a look at her blog. Thank you so much Louby it really means alot.

I've been photo tagged!!

I have been photo tagged by my friend Nikki who's blog is Bunny-Zoe.

The rules for this challenge are - Go to where you store your photos on your computer. Go to the SIXTH folder and pick the SIXTH photo. Post that photo on your blog along with a SHORT story about it. Tag SIX people and leave a comment on their blog or email them letting them know you chose them.

OK so here we go I was dreading what it would come up with as I have a lot of photos on my external drive.
Luckily we have a nice photo of happy memories and happy times.

This picture is from my holiday to Disney world in Oct 2007 with the my 3 daughters. We stayed at the Disney Caribbean beach hotel for 3wks and this is part of the pool. I bought an Olympus waterproof camera to take with me and it was great, we got some awesome photos in the water and underwater.

This is Shanna my eldest boosting Kayleigh out of the water. We had such a great time on this holiday as you can see we got a good tan.

Ok so on with the rest of the tag, I have to tag 6 people to take part let me see.....






Ladies if you have been bumped before I can understand if you don't want to do it or if you are pushed for time.

Pollycraft mega blog candy

Over on the Pollycraft blog they are giving someone the chance to win some mega blog candy. You should go over and take a look they are so Whimsy cute.

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

My heart and chocolate!!

Took awhile to bring this one together but I think I got there in the end.
I have used Tilda holding the heart and sat her on the box of chocolates from Alota rubber. These are coloured with copic pens. I used my nestibilities to make some layers for the background.
I would say I am so lucky to get my hands on these Martha Stewart punches but I paid the earth for them and now I am so glad as they are great. I have put some red paper behind the little hearts to pick them out better and blend with the card better.
On the inside I have used the nestibilities to make some layers and the sentiment is printed of my computer. I used the stamps from the two scoops to add abit more detail, I stamped them with versamark and then chalked them.
I am joining the Basic-grey challenge blog with this card. They have a recipe to follow. Ingredients: 2 Patterned papers, 1 Button, 1 Ribbon and Bow and 3 Brads.
I have followed the great sketch from Sketch-saturday blog and joining the Spoon-full-of-sugar challenge which is "Love is in the air".

Magnolia stamp: tilda with heart
Alota rubber stamp: chocolate box
Basicgrey paper:Two scoops
Basicgrey stamps: Two scoops for inside
Coloured with copic pens
Sentiment from computer

Monday, 26 January 2009

baby x x

What a busy weekend. Doing stuff with the kids but managed to get a card done.
I just love this image, it's called Baby dragon isn't it so cute. It is from High-hopes stamps, for their blog challenge this week they would like to see hearts on your projects.
I made a this card using the sketch following a sketch and card idea from Bea. I hope you don't mind Bea yours looked so nice x The sketch is for Friday-sketchers. I made a baby card so I could join in with the Spoon-full-of-sugar blog. They would like to see a Mum-to-be, baby or infant card. I have used a piece of Bo bunny paper to add some detail on the inside.
Materials used.
High Hope Baby dragon stamp
Imaginesc paper
Bo bunny paper for the inside and behind baby.
Coloured with copic pens.

Thank you so much for taking a look and would love to know what you think x x x

Sunday, 25 January 2009

Claudias blog candy

Claudia is giving some lovely blog candy away to say thank you for all the lovely comments that people leave on her blog click here. To be honest all her work is stunning and it is no wonder she has so many visitors to her blog.
I don't know how she does it but there is a new card nearly every day and always with such precision and sheer beauty.
If you haven't visited before you are in with a treat. Pull up a chair and a drink and enjoy Claudia-rosa

Friday, 23 January 2009

Worlds best goose guide!

I have made this card for a friend of ours that takes my other half out shooting. I am using it for a couple fo the blog challenges. Over on High-hope-stamps challenge blog they would like you to make a mans card no flowers allowed and on Cute-card-thursday they would like you to create a scene. I started with a concertina card and made the background with a magnolia stamp but didn't stamp the heart that is on it. I chalked the sky and the hills in. The High hope stamp Hunter rick is so cute and I have made a card with a similar theme before. The goose is a clipart that I have coloured in. Photos are not that great still trying to work on lighting.
The title is made with my around the block press.
Materials used:
High Hopes Hunter Rick
Magnolia Tree
Around the block Tape press and tape
Coloured in with copic pens.
Background created with chalks
Thank you for looking and hope it doesn't offend anyone.

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Do you believe....

I have made this card using the unicorn from the-greeting-farm . It is only $3 and is an automatic digital download. I have played with it alittle to make this image and hope that I do not get into trouble for doing so as it only has the 1 unicorn on the download.
Do you believe.... It could be alot of things for me its "in love at first sight" the one that I like the most.
I am also taking part in the papertake-weekly challenge which is 3 shapes on your card.
I kept the iside plain just using patterned paper and a circle chalked with pink to match the card ready for the rest of the sentiment. Sorry about the pictures they aren't the greatest.
Materials used.
The greeting farm Unicorn download
Papers Basic grey Blush
Roses are from my friend Maya
Coloured with copic pens.
Thanks for stopping by and having a look x x x

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

celebrate the everyday

I'm totally behind on myself I have had this card made for the last 3 days and just didn't get time to post it. I wanted to use to take part in a couple of challenges and am still going to even though they have passed.
I followed the sketch on Sketch-saturday which was alot of fun.
The challenge on spoon-full-of-sugar was paper piecing. The trousers and the top are paper pieced and then coloured abit to give depth.
The challenge on the Whiff-of-joy blog is to use purple and greens. I cheated alittle and used my distressing inks to make papers the colour that I needed.

The inside of the card is stamped with see d's stamp and then chalked so it doesn't look stark.
Materials used.
Whiff of Joy stamp and sentiment
Inside See d's Bella flora
Brenda walton paper
Bo bunny paper
k &co paper
Most of the papers have been coloured with distress inks
Prima flower

Saturday, 17 January 2009

just for you

I have followed the sketch over on friday-sketchers to make this card.
I used an image sent to me by a very special friend as I haven't got any Sarah Kay stamps. What a cute stamp this is, I haven't seen it before and it was great to colour. I coloured the image with copic pens. The papers are from K&co, I have added a wash of vintage photo destress ink to make the colours coordinate better. I wish I had used a brown in to place the swirl now but never mind.
On the inside of the card I used the same stamp as the front and versamarked some plain paper. I then used my chalks to colour the paper to match the colour theme.
Materials used
Sarah Kay image
Aud stamps for swirls
K&co sentiment
K & co from a dsigner box
Flowers Papercellar coloured with vintage photo destress ink and then spritzed with Glitz spray an idea I got from the very talented MAYA

Thank you for taking the time to have a look x

Thursday, 15 January 2009

Magical birthday

Well what a week. I was at the hospital with my other half on friday who is alot better now and then on Sunday night it was my turn, playing netball and took a bad landing and totally sprained my ankle. I can't walk properly or drive. Enough of that and on with the cards.
I have made this card for 2 challenges. The image is from high-hope-stamps and their challenge this week is dry embossing. I have used my dots folder by cuttlebug. I used my gold ink pad to highlight them to go with the colour theme of the card.
I did say I used this card for 2 challenges, the other challenge is papertake-weekly challenge and this is the sketch that Dawn has created for us to follow this week. I have gone for a plainish card for me but I think it worked out ok in the end and is not to boring. I hope you will agree.
On the inside of the card I used chalks and wet chalks to make a paper to I feel works well with the front image.
Materials used:
High hopes: Henry the great
Playing card emblems from The greeting farm Alice in wonderland set.
Greetings stamps: I have had for years and cannot remember who maks them.
Colouring: Copic pens
Swiss dots cuttlebug folder
thank you so much for dropping by and taking a look.

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Anya rocks!

I have so enjoyed making this card. I followed the sketch on sketch-saturday. I knew exactly how I wanted it to look, I hope you like it.I have used a few stamps to make this card. The main image is rockstar anya from the-greeting-farm. She is just the cutest rock star. She is coloured with copic pens, I think I am almost getting there with them.

I used my reinkers to make the papers the colour that I wanted. The other stamp set used is from inkadinkado stamps caled rock star they have been used for the front and inside of the card. The paper stock on the inside was white at the beginning and then I used the re inkers and ink pad to make a suitable paper for the inside of the card.

Materials used:


Pink posion stamp: Rockstar Anya

Inkadinkado: Rock star


Paper pizazz: Red music background

Basic grey: Red

Both papers have been coloured with Tim Holtz reinkers to make them more compatable.

Friday, 9 January 2009

sending a great big hug

I have made this card for the High-hopes challenge blog. They would like to see some torn paper on our project this week.I have made this card for Tina's grandfather who will be turning 88 and could do with a smile. I hope you like it.
Isn't he just the cutest dragon ever. He is called huggable Hank. I have coloured him with my copic pens.
The post card writting is part of the paper, I have picked it out with 3d lacquer. In the corner the sentiment is 'Sending you a great big hug'
For the inside I used the same blue paper and coloured some white shimmer paper with green chalks so that it matches better and stamped the sentiment.
Materials used:
High hopes: Huggable hank
Aud stamps: round sentiment
Funstamps: sentiment inside
K & co: Awnings
Coloured with copic pens

Thank you so much for popping by and taking a look.

Thursday, 8 January 2009

Sugared up birthday

I made this card for my sister in law that lives in America. I joined in with the sketch on the Sugar-bowl-blog. The sketch is by Tiets and was really great to play with. I think my card is very eclectic. The papers where very busy and needed the embellishments to bind it all together or at least that's my excuse lol. As it is the first challenge on the sugar bowl blog I thought I would use my Sugar dumpling papers by blonde moments. The whole card has a pink, lilac and heart theme going on (just incase it wasn't obvious :o)
The theme is carried on inside of the card, I hope to do more inside decorating on my cards, something I have wanted to do for awhile.
Materials used:
Stamps : Sugar nellies penpal
Papers : Blonde moments Sugar Dumplings
Flowers : Prima flowers with seed beads added

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Get well soon

After sharing my news with you I thought that I would share Nurse Anya from the-greeting-farm. The challenge on spoon-full-of-sugar this week is a sketch. The sketch is by Nikki you should pop by and check her blog out, its great. So here it is my card, hope you like it.Stamps: Splendid little company Nurse Anya.

Paper : I don't know as it was from a cut sheet oops.

Happy new year everyone

I'd like to start by saying Happy New year to everyone and I hope you had a good Christmas too.So my news for the New Year is that I have great pleasure in introducing a stamp company that I have been asked to be a guest designer for. Marie has some great designs for lots of occasions, check them out at the the-greeting-farm.
Here is a card that I have made with Cake topper set, they are so cute I really couldn't resist them.
I have used alot rubber stamp for the background and made a concertina card that I have been wanting to have a go at for awhile.
The sentiment stamp is from Stampin up and I was torn between 2 of them so I used the other one on the inside.
Materials used,
  • Stamps: Splendid little company : Cake topper set
  • Background Alot rubber : Church
  • Sentiments Stampin up : Full of life
  • Papers : Paper mania
  • Coloured with Copic pens.