Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Scrummy Stash Cafe - Hey Baby!

Here's my LO for the SSC baby challenge - using a pic of cute l'il ole me as a bubba!

I used Flair designs and Pebbles inc. papers, Bazzill and Heidi Swapp blooms, thickers for the title, Fancy Pants and Rusty Pickle Chipboard (painted with white acrylic, then dabbed with a pink chalk ink pad) and a TON of buttons!

Ismaki #17

Here's my take on the latest fabby sketch from Ismaki. Magnolia Edwin stamp, watercoloured with Stampin' Up! markers and Artic Frog patterned paper.

Daring Cardmakers Little Extra Sketch

Here's my take on the little extra sketch from DCM. Using Imaginisce papers, Penny Black stamp and prima flowers.

Monday, 28 April 2008

Tilda & Co #17 & CPS #62

Here's my take on the latest CPS sketch, and the Tilda & Co challenge was to use eyelets and a nature theme. I used Basic Grey mellow papers, Magnolia Tilda stamp, sentiment stamp is HOTP and American Crafts chipboard leaves.


Here's my take on the latest sketch, using Basic Grey Mellow papers and buttons and a Magnolia Edwin stamp. Sentiment stamp is by Cuddly Buddly.

Sunday, 27 April 2008

Cute Card Thursday - Girls just wanna have fun!

This week CCT challenged us to make a girly card - so I was in my element - lurve all things girly!

I used a Cuddly Buddly stamp and some Paper Heart Studio papers, American Crafts ribbon, Doodlebug paper frill and some prima flowers.

A 3 in 1!

Been a while since I've done a 3 in one!

The Saturday work out challenge was embossing, and I've used a cuttlebug swirls embossing folder, which I then sanded - thus covering the DCM distressing dare. The Arty Girlz challenge was to make your own backgrounds, so in addition to the embossed panel, I stamped some Paper Artsy stamps with versamark and chalked them, then added a flower to one panel and a sentiment to the other.

Di Hickman April #4

Here's a really simple card based on Di's latest sketch; using HOTP papers and Banana Frog alphabet stamps.

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Sketch this: 47

Here's my take on the latest sketch from Sketch this; using Pebbles inc. Baby Girl papers and a Heidi Swapp stamp.

Ismaki #16

Here's my take on the latest Ismaki sketch, and using the option of 4 coordinating patterned papers.

I used Doodlebug primary papers and sentiment stamps, a Penny Black stamp and some ribbon, buttons and felt flowers from my stash.

Papertake Sketch

Papertake set a sketch challenge this week, and here's my take on it, using a Penny Black stamp and Daisy Bucket papers.

Monday, 21 April 2008

Caardvarks - Black & White + One

Caardvarks challenge this week was to use Black and White plus one other colour.

I used a Sugar Nellie stamp - Maggie in Jumper, Doodlebug paper, flower and ribbon, sentiment stamp by Cuddly Buddly and cardstock embossed with Cuttlebug embossing folder.

SSC - Lift it!

The Scrummy Stash cafe girls set a fab challenge this week, to scraplift a LO from their shop gallery.

I chose this gorgeous layout by Maria. I used Sassafras lass Sunshine Lollipops papers and stickers (how fab is that scalloped edge?!) and for the title; a mixture of some of the matching alpha stickers, thickers and heidi swapp chipboard alphas. The journalling panel is from the Making memories flower ledger notebook.

CPS # 61

Here's my take on the great sketch from CPS, using 3 bugs in a rug papers. I stamped and watercoloured a Doodlebug flower stamp 4 times, then punched out bits of them with a square punch. The rub on greeting is Pebbles inc.

Tilda & Co #16 & i{heart}2stamp sketch

Tilda & Co set the challenge to make a girly card in blue tones, and I used the fab sketch from

i{heart}2stamp. The papers are by HOTP, prima and making memories flowers, and a making memories velvet brad.

Friday, 18 April 2008

SSC - Sketch challenge

Here's is my take on this week's fabby sketch from the Scrummy Stash Cafe blog. I used up the last of my Autumn Leaves French twist kit (boo hoo! LOL) and some American Crafts thickers for the title. The scalloped circle was cut on the expression with the mini monograms cartridge.

Thursday, 17 April 2008

Di Hickman April #3 & Cute Card Thursday #6

Here's my take on this week's sketch from Di and the CCT "It's a mans world" challenge.

Magnolia "Cool Edwin" stamp, coloured with watercolour pencils and the papers and words are HOTP from a Cardmakers personal shopper kit.

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Beverley's pass the parcel challenge

Beverley set a challenge on her blog to make a LO with at least 5 layers - well this one definitely qualifies!

I used Autumn Leaves french twist papers, transparency and rub on, bazzill cardstock, dovecraft brads and American Crafts thickers for the title.

Sweet sugar challenges #6

Now I'm the proud owner of 2 nellies I can do the sweet sugar challenges! The latest challenge was to make a card with no patterned paper - a real challenge for me!

I used some doodlebug bazzill cardstock, tarted up with some cuttlebug embossing folders along with some doodlebug flowers and jewels.

Tilda & Co #15 and i{heart}2stamp

The Tilda and Co challenge this week was to use lots of ribbon - no problem!! I used the latest iheart}2 stamp sketch for this card.

Papers are Basic Grey Mellow and ribbons from Little Silver Hat.

Ismaki # 15 & Papertake All that glitters!

Here's my take on the latest Ismaki sketch - bit of a toughy this week! I used HOTP paper, Magnolia stamp and doodlebug sentiment stamps. I added some glitter to Tilda's wings and the flowers for the Papertake glitter challenge.

CPS # 60 & Arty Girlz #30

Here's my take on the latest CPS sketch, with a touch of ribbon for the Arty Girlz ribbon challenge! Papers are Rusty Pickle Guinevere, ribbons are Making Memories and prima flowers.

Di Hickman April #2 & DCM Butterflies

I'm literally minutes late with this as Di has just posted up this week's challenge - but we were away from Thursday to Monday, so I have a good excuse!

I used HOTP papers, sentiment stamp from Cuddly Buddly and a K&Co felt butterfly for the DCM butterfly dare. The scalloped circle was cut on the expression with the Mini Monograms cartridge.

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Isamki #14

Here's my take on the latest Ismaki sketch, which I flipped a little bit.

I used my new Sugar nellie stamp - Maggie in jumper and Basic Grey Periphery papers, rub on and buttons. The sentiment stamp is Cuddly Buddly.

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

SSC - Alter it!

These week the SSC girls challenged us to alter something. So I altered this box (well decorated really - it's still a box! LOL)

I forgot to take a picture before hand, but it was an Elvis box that came with a part work last year. I used Blonde moments papers and cut out the letters using the All Mixed up cartridge.

Arty Girlz - Black and white

Here's my black and white card for the Arty Girlz challenge. Paper is Basic Grey Scarlett's letter, stamp by imaginisce, DCWV cardstock embossed with cuttlebug folder and then sanded.

Tilda & Co #14 - stitch me up!

This week's Tilda & Co challenge was to focus on stitching, so I used lots of doodled stitching (don't DO real sewing! LOL) and also used some stitched grosgrain ribbon.

Papers are HOTP.

CPS #59 & Caardvarks - flight of fancy

Here's my take on the latest CPS sketch, and using the flights of fancy theme from Caardvarks. Papers and felt butterfly - K&Co wild saffron, stamp - imaginisce, cardstock - DCWV.


Here's my take on the latest sketch from I{heart}2stamp.

Papers - Basic Grey Infuse, Stamps- Penny Black and Doodlebug (sentiment), Jewels- doodlebug, flowers from stash.

Friday, 4 April 2008

Cute Card Thursday - Transport

I had soooo much fun making this card!! (even if it did take a while!LOL)

When I saw the theme for the CCT challenge this week, I thought I'd look through the cricut Paper dolls cartridge for inspiration, thinking there must be a car of some sort on there - then I came across "Superboy" and his batmobile-esque motor, and just knew I had to use him!

Stripy paper is by Pebbles inc. zig zag card by DCWV and everything else cut from the paper dolls cartridge.

Arty Girlz - Triangles

Arty Girlz challenged us to use triangles this week - I kinda went for the easy option and used 2 triangles of paper to cover a square card blank!

Basic Grey Mellow papers and bazzill bling blossom from Scrummy stash cafe mellow kit, paper blooms and ribbons from Little silver hat kit, magnolia tilda stamp.

Di Hickman April #1

Here's my take on Di's latest sketch - thought I'd make a more masculine card for a change!

Everything on the card is by HOTP.

Daring Cardmaker's - Shrink to fit

A toughy from DCM this week!

You are allowed to cover no more than a 5x5cms area of your card with paper or embellishment - the rest of the card must be left plain.

I'm going to let you add a SIMPLE greeting as extra to your 5x5 allowance!

I cut the scalloped circles with Marvy punches (just within the size allowance luckily!!), then watercoloured this cute little house stamp by Stamps Away, to make a simple new home card. The congratulations stamp is by A Muse.

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