Monday, 23 February 2009

Cupcake Craft Challenge - Sketch

The challenge this week over on Cupcake Craft Challenges is a fab sketch, and there's also a great prize to be won from sponsor - The Cutting Cafe. Regina is offering the winner 3 sets of their choice! How good is that!
I made this card with the cupcake download, turning the main cupcake into a magnet (using my xyron).
Inks used: markers & chalks
Cardstock used: various
Other Embellishments: gems
Tools used: xyron, nesties, circle punches, Stampin' Up scallop edge punch

Saturday, 21 February 2009

super quick post - 2 cards, 3 challenges -

Sketch Saturday, BasicGrey Challenges andSecret Crafter Saturday Challenge - will explain more later - gotta dash!! off to a party!
Stamps used:
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Colouring method:
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Other Embellishments:

Friday, 20 February 2009

Penny Black, Papertake & ABC Challenges

Here's an entry that I made with the help of my 5yr old (6 on sunday!!). She has a birthday party to go to this afternoon, so this card is for Will, and it fits the following challenges: Penny Black Saturday Challenge (great sketch), Papertake Weekly which is to make a matching set, and also ABC Challenge which is B for blue and brown. Bryony spent ages colouring the image, click on the pics for a closer view!
Stamps used: penny black, cuddly buddly sentiment circles
Inks used: brown stazon
Colouring method: prismacolour pencils & sansodor
Cardstock used: misc blue/brown
Other Embellishments: ribbon, punched hearts
Tools: nesties, guillotine

Monday, 16 February 2009

Jewellery Challenge

Here's my DT make for the next challenge on the Jewellery Challenge blog. The challenge this week is to use home-made beads, so I've made some liquorice allsorts out of fimo, and made a charm bracelet out of them!! Just a bit of fun, hope you like it!!

Sunday, 15 February 2009

Cupcake Craft Challenge - Altered Item

This week over on
Cupcake Craft Challenges it's my turn to set the challenge, and I chose "altered item". I used a tea box and some cardboard tubes to make a pen storage box. I've been storing my pens in a pot, but have noticed a lot of other people recently saying that they should be stored horizontally, not vertically, so I came up with this idea!
I covered the box and rolls with some wallpaper that I picked up from some random harware store, and thought it would make a nice covering for this box!

Saturday, 14 February 2009

Forever Friends Challenge Blog

i woke up this morning to find a card and box of choccies from hubby, and remembered I hadn't gotten around to making a card for him - I've been so busy with arranging our first jewellery party (which was last night, and sold nearly £300 of jewellery - yippee!!). Anyway, I got up and quickly went a made a quick card for him, and thought I'd fit it into the
Forever Friends Challenge
Stamps used: n/a - FF sticker rub-ons!
Cardstock used: misc blue & FF paper
Other Embellishments: eyelets, ribbon
Tools: nesties

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Elljay Creations Jewellery

Me and a friend are starting to do jewellery parties - please go and check out our new blog, Elljay Creations and let me know what you think!!! Our first party was last night - Friday 13th, and went REALLY well!!

Monday, 9 February 2009

Basic Grey & Sketch Saturday Challenges and TLC207

I had a card in mind when I made this one - I was going to send it to a friend's son, but now it's made, I don't think it's really suitable for a young-un!! Anyway, I used the sketch from the Sketch Saturday Challenge, and used the challenge from BasicGrey Challenges which is to use two different ranges of their papers - I used Strawberry Jam - Lollipop Shoppe and the Sugared papers. Hope I've interpreted their challenge correctly! I also incorporated todays Splitcoast Challenge TLC207 which is "cut it out" which is exactly what I've done with my latest buy from Stampin' Up - Loads of Love (and accessories) - great set, wish I'd bought it ages ago! I was going to add some more detail to the card, but decided not to if it was going to be for a boy, but now it isn't, I might go and tart it up a bit!!
Stamps used: Loads of Love Stampin' Up
Inks used: brown stazon
Colouring method: n/a
Cardstock used: basicgrey
Other Embellishments: eyelets
Tools: crop-a-dile, guillotine, creative memories circles

Just thought I'd share this with you all, too - my little boy obviously enjoyed the snow, and wanted to replicate the scene in our utility room!! I dread to think what will happen if there's flooding next!!!

Cupcake Craft Challenge - Make a Scene

Here's my DT card for this weeks Cupcake Craft Challenges which this week is to "make a scene". To be honest, this stumped me a bit, other than kicking, screaming and throwing things about (lol), wasn't sure what I was going to do. Anyway, I decided to go for the A Tree for All Seasons SU set, stamped on acetate with stazon, then stamped again on various different cardstock and papers, cut out and stuck onto the acetate. I then made the card blank from a piece of blue, and cut out the apertures with my nesties, which was a lot easier than I was expecting! I wanted to decorate the front of the card a bit more, but this card took me two days (in and out of the craft room at any given opportunity without the kids help!), so it didn't get tarted up as much as I'd have like.

Stamps used: A Tree for all Seasons, Circle of Friendship, stitching stamp
Inks used: stazon - brown, blue, green
Colouring method: n/a
Cardstock used: various bits and pieces
Other Embellishments: SU buttons and thread
Tools: nesties, scissors and patience!

Friday, 6 February 2009

Penny Black Challenge

I've finally done it - I've managed to do this weeks Penny Black Saturday Challenge!! I've been so looking forward to making a round card!!
Stamps used: penny black & elzybells sentiment
Inks used: basic grey SU
Colouring method: marker pens
Cardstock used: various
Other Embellishments: punched flowers, gems
Tools: creative memories circles, nesties, flower punch

Thursday, 5 February 2009

Sketch Saturday

Here's my take on the Sketch Saturday sketch...
Stamps used: Loads of Love Stampin' Up
Inks used: Basic Grey (SU)
Colouring method: prisma colour pencils and sansodor
Cardstock used: very vanilla & designer paper
Other Embellishments: velvet ribbon, gems and raffia
Tools: nesties

Cute Card Thursday

here's my card for this weeks Cute Card Thursday challenge which this week is "Metallica"
Stamps used: edwin
Inks used:grey SU
Colouring method: watercolour pencils
Other Embellishments: hodgepodge, ribbon

Quick Notelets

I've made two quick cards today - just notelets to send, anyway, I used my new Stampin' Up set that came free with my latest order - Polka dot punches.
Stamps used: Polka dot punches
Inks used: certainly celery, regal rose
Colouring method: n/a
Cardstock used: designer paper - SU
Other Embellishments: n/a
Tools: scallop circle punch (SU) and Petal Punch (SU)

Monday, 2 February 2009

BasicGrey Challenge and more

I've made this card for this weeks BasicGrey Challenges which is a great sketch. I used acidwashed griffin and black tie BG carstock along with a hampton arts stamp that came with a job lot!
Here are a couple of atc's that I've made, sorry about the poor photo!
... and this is the reason that this post is so brief - I now have to go and get kids from school early!!!
Stamps used: hampton arts, forever friends
Inks used: brown stazon, stampin' up basic grey, distress inks (BG card)
Colouring method: watercolour pencils
Cardstock used: various from stash + wallpaper (ff atc)
Other Embellishments: buttons, ribbons, brads etc
Tools: Sizzix dies,

Sunday, 1 February 2009

flowersoft card

Card made using flowersoft