Monday 30 November 2009

Sketch challenge

I have never really tried a sketch challenge before, but there is always a first time and I am always up for a challenge! This is the sketch on the BasicGrey challenge site this week.

Decided to make a christmas card as you can never have enough, used a digital image for the snowman, printed him a few times and layered up with pop dots. I have highlighted him with a clear glitter pen.

PP: BasicGrey. Digital image:Hero Arts.

Sunday 29 November 2009

Two cards for the Caardvarks challenge.

After a really busy week I have at last found some time to make a few cards. The Butterfly one is actually for my Aunts birthday. I found this lovely chintzy paper that I thought she would love and based my card around it. I used the kissing technique to reverse the image of the butterfly so it would go with my flower stamp. Added lots of buttons and pearls and the contrasting ribbon. Have entered this in the Caardvarks colouring challenge

PP: K & Co. Stamps: Hero Arts.

I Love this baby image and have made a few cards using it. Coloured the images with copic markers. Another entry for the caardvarks challenge.

Duck Stamp: Rubber Stampede. Baby Stamp:Stampendous.
The weather has been awful in the UK this week lets hope it cheers up soon.

Sunday 22 November 2009

Using scraps

Decided to make two more cards to use up paper from my scrap box.. Love the BasicGrey Wassail paper and have used it alot but I had lots of strips of it in my box . So made another card on the same lines as the Rudolf one.

Added this button as I got the lovely santa image free from the Graphics Fairy.

Really like Shari's acetate tree card on the Hero Arts Blog this week, as I have a huge jar of old buttons that I inherited from my mum , I knew I had to have a go at the tree design. I sprinkled some gold glitter on the wet glue to fill the gaps. The pink background was left over after making a card for Lucy's challenge not sure if the colours are really right together but I like the overall effect.

Thanks for all your lovely comments, they are really appreciated.


Friday 20 November 2009

Rudolf the red nose reindeer.

Quickly created this card for this weeks Hero Arts challenge ( to use up scraps and trimmings). I am addicted to challenges , I love making cards for them as it really gets my brain working. My own form of "brain training". As this card has bling on it as well and lots of BasicGrey paper have entered it in the BasicGrey challenge.

Wednesday 18 November 2009

Lucys Challenge

This is my entry for Lucy's first challenge, just love Lucys blog so had to join in. Had fun with this one as I enjoy using these colours . The background papers are both from the free download at 2Peas. The butterfly is hero arts and the flourish is by Rhonna Farrer.
The butterfly has lots of pale blue glitter on it which doesn't show well on the photograph. Its a really dark dreary day here in Surrey!

Sunday 15 November 2009

Pastel Christmas

I love this pastel blue polka dot paper that I downloaded FREE from 2Peas so I had to make a couple more christmas cards with it. The snowman is stamped on acetate and glittered from behind just as Lisa showed in her video this week on the Hero Arts blog.
The poem on the top card is "The night before Christmas" which I downloaded from google and printed straight onto the PP. Thanks to Lucy for the tip for this one.

Saturday 14 November 2009


I have been really busy this week and have only just had time to sit and make some cards. This is for the Hero Arts glitter challenge This is a very simple card made with die cut snowflakes that have been glittered and layered up with pop dots. The background paper I downloaded free from 2Peas here. Love all their free kits. Added a ribbon and some bells.

Tuesday 10 November 2009

Easel Card

This is a card I have made for the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge for an Easel card. I love to fold card to try and make different shapes so this was right up my street. An easel card is a new design to me so had to have a go. Also had to make a birthday card for a friends daughter so hence the teddy bear theme, also the very girly colours as she is a very girly 2 year old!

Sunday 8 November 2009

Circle card and Christmas place settings

The place settings are for the challenge on the "Cards"magazing blog. The challenge was to make some place settings for thanksgiving, as we don't celebrate thanksgiving in the UK changed them to settings for christmas. (I hope thats allowed!!) Inside the setting is a small pack containing two after dinner mints.(Yummy).
Also after seeing the lovely Vanessas beautiful baby cards, I was inspired to make one myself. This is for the current challenge on the Caardvarks blog ( A circular card). I decided to make a shaker card as I really enjoy making them.

Friday 6 November 2009

Two cards and two challenges

Two more challenge cards, the first is for the Hero Arts current challenge of using unexpected colours on a christmas card.
The second is for the current Caardvarks "Circle of friends" Challenge. The challenge is to make a circle card with pizazz, hope this fits the bill. Have used an unusual colour combination on this one but I think it works!!

Wednesday 4 November 2009

Thank you

The challenge on this weeks cards magazine blog is to use newspaper on your card. Made the flower by tearing circles of newspaper distressing and pleating to achieve a flower shape. The background is using Jennifer McGuires distressing on print technique.

I am off work with a bad throat infection, I can hardly speak but I can still craft. I am thrilled as I have just had an EMail to say that I won this weeks challenge on the Do-Crafts site with my owl card, its made me feel so much better!!

Tuesday 3 November 2009

Plum christmas

This card covers two challenges, one on the Moxie Fab World blog a plum colour challenge and the Hero Arts challenge to use unusual colours in you christmas cards, I think this fits the bill as I would never normally used plum on my christmas cards, I am pleased with the effect though.


I have just received this award from the Lovely and very talented Vanessa. Thank you very much Vanessa.
It`s another award that`s connected with rules:
Pass this award on to five people, post on their blog to let them know you left this award, and then answer a list of questions in ONE word.
1. Where is your cell phone? Handbag
2. Your hair? messy
3. Your mother? great
4. Your father? fantastic
5. Your favorite food? italian
6. Your dream last night? none
7. Your favorite drink? bottlegreen
8. Your dream/goal? happiness
9. What room are you in? study
10. Your hobby? crafting
11. Your fear? flying
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? retired
13. Where were you last night? sleeping
14. Something that you aren't? sad
15. Muffins? lovely
16. Wish list item? camera
17. Where did you grow up? England
18. Last thing you did? crafting
19. What are you wearing? Jeans
20. Your TV? off
21. Your Pets? None
22. Friends? Gina
23. Your life? fun
24. Your mood? ill
25. Missing Someone? mum
26. vehicle? Fiat
27. Something your not wearing? watch
28. Your favorite store? Glitterpot
29. Your favorite color? pink
30. When was the last time you laughed? today
31. Last time you cried? sometime
32. Your best friend? Gina
33. One place that I go to over and over? work
34. Facebook? no
35. Favorite place to eat? Italian
I would like to pass it on to Jo , Deirdre , Kelly , Sue and Suzanne, I visit these blogs whenever I can and they are always a great source of inspiration. Thanks ladies!!

Monday 2 November 2009

Plum Challenge

This is my entry for the Moxie Fab World Plum Challenge. I decided to make a little card, gift bag. The butterfly is made from a recycled aluminium can cut with a cuttlebug die and embossed. I then stained it with alcohol ink. The little bag inside is full of Jelly Beans ( Wild Blackberry flavor Yum!) The stamps are all Hero Arts.