Friday, 27 June 2008

CPS #70 & Arty Girlz Nature

Here's my take on this week's fab sketch from CPS and all those flowers fit nicely with the Arty Girlz nature theme.

The papers are K&Co Berry Sweet and the embossed scalloped frame is from Craftwork cards and I coloured it with shimmer chalks. For the centre I cut out a scalloped oval with a Marvy punch, chalked the edges and added a Pebbles inc. rub on. I then stamped 3 Doodlebug flower stamps and coloured them with Sakura gelly roll pens *haven't used these for AGES*. Nice and bright and glittery!!

Papertake sketch

Here's my take on this week's gorgeous sketch from Papertake, using Making Memories papers and trim and some Prima flowers.

Thursday, 26 June 2008

Ismaki #25

Here's my interpretation of this week's stunning Ismaki sketch, which I flipped through 90 degrees. Stamps are Magnolia, papers and circle flowers from a HOTP Personal Shopper kit and flowers are Prima.

Tilda & Co #25

Here's my card for the Tilda & Co "dotty" theme. I used this week's sketch from i{heart}2stamp for the layout. The papers and brads are from a HOTP Personal Shopper kit and the sentiment is a Pebbles inc. rub on.

Saturday workout #10

This week's workout was to do hand cutting. So I used these We R Memory Keepers papers and cut out some of the paisley shapes and mounted them on the card with foam pads. Stamp is Magnolia and sentiment stamp is Doodlebug.

Penny Black Saturday #2

Here's my take on this week's Friends challenge. I used Cosmo cricket Jitterbug papers, a PB stickeroo *have LOADS to use up!* and some blooms and gems.

Friday, 20 June 2008

Stamp Something sketch ~ Caardvarks - think pink

Here's my card for the Caardvarks "think pink" theme, and I used the Stamp Something sketch for the layout.

Papers are by Doodlebug, stamps from High Hopes and round sentiment stamp from Cuddly Buddly.

Friday Sketchers #7 ~ DCM - Quick cards

Daring Cardmakers dared us to make a card in under 30 minutes and this one took just 7 minutes to put together (yes I did time myself!)

I used today's sketch from Friday sketchers for the design. The image is a Penny Black stickeroo - for speed! Papers are We R Memory Keepers.

Thursday, 19 June 2008

Scrummy Stash Cafe - Samm's class

Here's my take on Samm's fabby class - this is me playing in the snow at about 4 years old!

I must admit it was a bit scary putting that much acrylic paint onto a sheet of cardstock! LOL

I've used Basic Grey Dasher papers, and the title is a mixture of the matching alpha stickers and American Crafts Thickers (totally obsessed with these!). The chipboard frame was painted with acrylic and then sponged with white chalk ink, to mimic the paper underneath and I added some random epoxy stickers that were lurking at the bottom of my Christmas box!

The scalloped edge along the bottom was cut with the Fiskars threading water punch - my favourite new toy! and then I added some velvet ric rac.

To break up the painted area I added some snowflake brads topped off with adhesive gems, as was the Doodlebug paper frill at the top.

Thanks for a fab class Samm - really enjoyed it!

Cute Card Thursday #15

A nice easy birthday theme from CCT this week - and I used my first High Hopes stamps that arrived in the post yesterday - cute or what?! I also got sydney Koala and the fab sentiment "have a koloa-ty day" - coming to a card near you soon! LOL


Stamps: High Hopes ~ Papers: HOTP ~ rub on: Pebbles inc.

Spoonful of Sugar #4 - celebrations

A nice easy challenge this week and I chose to make a birthday card using Hamish in Kilt and wee Angus - I tend to make so many girly ones that it's good to have some boys cards in reserve too! Papers and buttons are Basic Grey Periphery and rub on is Pebbles inc.

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

A True Friend Challenge #28

Here's my take on the latest challenge on the True Friend blog - to do a layout showing the evidence left behind by our pets!

I called this one "Welcome to Todd's place" as he really does rule the roost! The evidence down the right hand side shows his own armchair complete with sheepskin rug and teddy, his own cupboard in the kitchen, his cupboard full of coats, leads, brushes etc. and his own bathroom shelf!

I've used Doodlebug papers, paper frills and cardstock stickers, a mixture of jewelry box, prancer and rootbear float thickers for the title and MM tiny ledger stickers on the photos.

Arty Girlz - Hint of Pink

Here's my take on the Arty Girlz hint of pink theme. For this LO I've used the gorgeous Shore Thing papers from Imaginisce - and the adorable penguin stamps! The ledger paper is Love Elsie, title is American Crafts Thickers, buttons are Basic Grey and I used Marvy scalloped punches for the scalloped square and circles.

Monday, 16 June 2008

Friday Sketchers #6 ~ Penny Black Saturday #1 ~ Stamp Something #6

A fabulous new challenge blog has been set up dedicated to Penny Black stamps (will add the link to my side bar shortly!). Now I love my PBs (all Hedgies btw) and the first challenge was to use your first Penny Black stamp - and that's this cute little guy!

I used the latest sketch from Friday sketchers and the stamp something Monochromatic theme too!

Supplies: Stamp: Penny Black ~ Cardstock: Doodlebug Bazzill ~ Perfect Paisley embossing folder: Cuttlebug ~ Sentiment stamp: Cuddly Buddly ~ Flower: Doodlebug ~ Scallop punches: Marvy.

CPS #69 & Papertake - Feelin' HOT HOT HOT!!

I was so chuffed to discover I'd been picked for the reader spotlight for CPS #68 last week -especially as there were so many gorgeous entries, but it particular made my day as that was the card I gave to my Dad on Sunday - and he loved it too!

Anyway, here's my take on this week's gorgeous sketch and using the Papertake theme of HOT colours! Absolutely everything on this card is from a HOTP Personal Shopper kit, so with that and the sketch it took about 5 minutes to make!

Caardvarks Micro challenge & i{heart}2stamp sketch

Here's my card for the Caardvarks "Happy Birthday Dude" micro challenge. I used the latest sketch from i{heart}2stamp. The stamp is Sitting Edwin from Magnolia (coloured with Derwent Inktense pencils) papers are HOTP and sentiment stamp is from Cuddly Buddly.

Thursday, 12 June 2008

Scrummy Stash Cafe - Layer it!

I must admit this week's SSC challenge of layers wasn't too challenging as I love to layer up my pages - but I really went to town for this challenge. I layered up several pieces of paper, then added another layer with some flowery chipboard. I painted the stems and flowers separately to make it blend with the garden them and added another layer in the form of button flower centres.
And yes - that is my bare bum! That's me in the Summer of '82 wandering around the garden in nothing but a hat and shoes - wouldn't get away with that now! LOL


Papers: MM Garden Party & Noteworthy ~ Chipboard: Fancy pants ~ Letter stickers: American Crafts Thickers ~ Buttons and crochet ribbon from stash

Cute Card Thursday #14

Here's my take on TODAY's (can't believe I got it done same day! LOL) CCT challenge to use 3 different embellishments, in this case ribbon, flowers and gems - oh and a brad so that's 4, but never mind!!


Stamps: Magnolia ~ Papers: SEI ~ Flowers: Prima ~ Gems: Papermania ~ Ribbon from stash

Arty Girlz #38

This week's "faces" challenge had me a bit stumped, until I remembered this cute little Doodlebug baby stamps, so I made a pair of baby cards - always handy to have on standby!


Papers: HOTP Icy Rainbow ~ Stamps: Doodlebug ~ Button brads: K&Co ~ Scallop punches: Marvy

Spoonful of sugar - 321

Here's my take on the 3-2-1 recipe challenge to use 3 buttons (or brads) 2 patterned papers and 1 flower.


Papers : KI memories ~ Stamp: Sugar Nellie ~ Sentiment stamp: Cuddly Buddly ~ Flower: Prima ~ Buttons: from stash

Tuesday, 10 June 2008

CPS #68 ~ Stamp something - Wild

Here's my card for my Dad on Sunday, using the latest CPS sketch and the Stamp Something "Wild" theme (OK so this particular hedgehog doesn't look that wild, but never mind! LOL).

Stamp is Penny Black, papers are 3 bugs in a rug, American Crafts thickers and A Muse sentiment stamp.

Friday Sketchers #5

Here's my take on sketch number 5 from Friday sketchers, using Sassafras Sunshine Lollipops papers, Magnolia tilda stamp, Pebbles inc. rub on and ribbon from stash.

Ismaki #23 ~ Tilda & Co swirls

Here's my take on the latest Ismaki sketch with the Tilda & Co theme of swirls. Magnolia Tilda stamp, papers and swirl stamp by HOTP, chipboard swirl from TLC and Pebbles inc. rub on.

Papertake sketch

Here's my take on this week's fabby sketch from Papertake. I used 3 bugs in a rug papers, doodlebug paper frills, foam alpha stickers from poundshop and sentiment stamp by A Muse, and this card is destined for Ash's Dad on Sunday!

Sunday, 8 June 2008

Cute Card Thursday #13 & Papertake - To die for!

This week's CCT challenge was to make a Christmas card, and Papertake was to use die cuts. I used a Penny Black stamp and everything else is from a HOTP Personal Shopper cardmakers kit. The snowflake was cut on the expression from the Accent Essentials cartridge.

Thursday, 5 June 2008

Arty Girlz #37

Arty Girlz theme this week was to use paint. On this layout I've painted the chipboard photo corners with brown acrylic, and also dry brushed some over a the bazzill bling behind the photo, that I first embossed with a cuttlebug folder. For this layout I used the Basic Grey Periphery kit from Scrummy stash cafe.

Di Hickman June #1

I'm very lucky to be guest designer on Di's card sketch team this month, and here's my card for this week's sketch.

I used fancy pants floral chic papers, HOTP flowers and brad and an A Muse sentiment stamp.

Wednesday, 4 June 2008

SSC - Angie's class

Angie set a fab class on the Scrummy Stash Cafe blog on Saturday. She provided a sketch, which I did follow - but the end result was a bit different (although I think you can still tell it's from the sketch IYKWIM). Anyway, enough waffle! I used the gorgeous Sassafras Sunshine lollipops papers and stickers, thickers for the title and the journalling spot is an Autumn leaves stamp, punched out with a Marvy scallop punch.

Thanks for a great sketch Angie - really enjoyed it!

Ismaki #22

Here's my take on this week's gorgeous Ismaki sketch, using a Penny Black stamp, K&Co Wild saffron papers, HOTP swirl stamps and a Pebbles inc. rub on.

Monday, 2 June 2008

CPS #67

Here's my take on the latest sketch from CPS - and I loved this one! The papers are Rob n Bob, same as the previous card (to use them up!!), Magnolia Tilda stamp and Doodlebug sentiment stamps.

i{heart}2stamp sketch

Here's my card using this week's i{heart}2stamp sketch. Papers are Rob and Bob and the stamps are Doodlebug, coloured with brush markers.

Stamp Something sketch

Here's my take on this week's gorgeous sketch from Stamp Something. I used "Cool Edwin" from Magnolia, along with HOTP papers and co-ordinating sentiments.

Friday Sketchers #4

Here's my take on the latest fabby sketch from Friday sketchers using a Magnolia Edwin stamp and HOTP papers. The sentiment was done with my trusty dymo - which I haven't used in ages!

Di Hickman May #4

Here's my take on Di's latest sketch, using K&Co Smitten papers and felt grand adhesions and A Muse stitched alphabet stamps.