Wednesday 28 January 2009

Penny Black and Sketch Saturday challenges

Here's a card that I've just finished (started it on monday)! It's for two challenges - Sketch Saturday which is another great sketch, and also Penny Black Saturday Challenge which is "Frame It". I tried to make a frame using my nesties, by mounting the patterned paper onto card and then putting the image behind. Not sure if all that effort has made it look any different than using nesties in the normal way, but hey, I tried!
Stamps used: Penny Black
Inks used: Brown Stazon
Colouring method: prisma pencils and sansodor
Cardstock used: orange wallpaper and some paper, maybe mm??
Tools used: nesties, 5 flower punch, paisly cuttlebug dies, Stampin Up scallop edge punch and crop-a-dile to make the holes
Other Embellishments: ribbon, gems

Sunday 25 January 2009

Cupcake Craft Challenge 3-2-1

Stamps used: botanical blooms - free sale-a-bration set from Stampin' Up (see side bar for details)
Inks used: certainly celery, rose red
Colouring method: n/a
Cardstock used: so saffron, rose red & bravo burgundy textured cs (all SU)
Other Embellishments: gems, SU ribbon
Tools used: nesties

So here's an unusual form of tagging, it's been passed on to me by Steph. Right, so here are the rules : The instructions are to go to where you keep your photos on your PC, choose the 6th folder, then the 6th on your blog and explain.
So here's my picture - it's a really old plan of the land around the house that we now live in showing the land when it was split up for sale back in 1924!!
Now - the five that I choose to pass this on to are:
Deena and

Wednesday 21 January 2009

one card, how many challenges??

Here's my entry for this weeks Forever Friends Challenge which is to use ribbons, it's also my entry for the Papertake Weekly challenge which is "shape up", and the ABC Challenge which is X for X, and also the Caardvarks which is seeing spots!! how many more challenges can I get it to fit in with!! hee hee - feeling cheeky today!

My Time to Craft - Challenge 45 You're Having A Laugh!

Stamps used: Words by Wanda (Stampin' Up)
Inks used: Brown Stazon
Colouring method: Stampin' Chalks
Cardstock used: Taken with Teal (SU textured CS)
Other Embellishments: twill tape (SU) and hodgepodge hardware
Tools: Stampin up scallop edge punch and nesties
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Tuesday 20 January 2009

mounted grab bag!

here's a pic of a grab bag of 100 unmounted stamps that I bought from hampton on ebay, and I decided to mount them all on wood ...
(it took me ages!)
and here's a pic of my new nestie storage solution (which I'm really pleased with!!!)... they are basically magnetic knife holders that I bought from Range for £4.99 each. It's SO easy to see exactly which one I need, and I'm not tempted to leave them lying around to get lost - the best £10 I've spent in ages!

and here are some more pics of my craft room that I thought I'd share with you, including a fantastic cupboard that my hubby found and bought home for me - with two sliding drawers that I have all my paper and cardstock filed in (in colours)!! and more shelves for other stuff - as you can see!!

oh, and this is where we live!!

Monday 19 January 2009

New Jewellery Challenge Blog

There's a great new Jewellery Challenge blog that's just started, and I've made my first DT make this week - how excited am I about that!!!
Anyway, click the link to see the challenge - it's an inspiration challenge ...

sketch saturday, stamp something & a spoonfull of sugar!

I've managed to make a quick card (well, 30 mins I suppose), but I had to combine some challenges - sorry!! They are: Sketch Saturday, A Spoon Full of Sugar and Stamp Something.
Stamps used: words by wanda, stampin' up
Inks used: stazon
Colouring method: chalks (stampin' up)
Cardstock used: various - stampin' up and ...
Other Embellishments: lace ribbon - I need some more!!!, gems

Sunday 18 January 2009

Penny Black Challenge

I've made this spotty card for this weeks Penny Black Saturday Challenge which this week is "Let's Get Dotty"
Stamps used: penny black vanilla
Inks used: stazon
Colouring method: watercolour pencils
Cardstock used: various
Other Embellishments: buttons and thread (stampin' up), peg

Cupcake & Basic Grey Challenge

I've made this card for both the
Cupcake Craft Challenges which this week is a great sketch by Lauren and also the BasicGrey Challenge which this week is to use a free download and of course some BasicGrey products. I used the sugared paper again! I coloured the image, and then used shrink plastic to transfer the word "Valentines", and again coloured with markers and attached with brad. Sizzix corners.
Colouring method: markers - marvy etc
Cardstock used: basicgrey
Other Embellishments: brad, shrink plastic

Wednesday 14 January 2009

My Time to Craft & Tilda and Friends ATC

I've made this atc - turned tag for two challenges - My Time To Craft and
Tilda & Friends ATC.
The MTTC challenge is "mice and easy" and the tilda one is "something sticky".

Daring Cardmakers & Tag You're It

The Daring Cardmakers challenge this week is "tis the season to...Recycle" so here's my entry using a recycled christmas card! It also fits in with the Tag You're It challenge which this week is "let's go stripey"!
I used my sizzix large tag die, and the crop-a-dile for the eyelets.

Monday 12 January 2009

Basic Grey Chipboard challenge

I've made this card for the BasicGrey Challenges which this week is to use chipboard. I used this flower shape from the Stampin' Up set of chipboard, and covered it with BG paper (I think it's stella ruby, or sugared, not sure). It also gave me the perfect opportunity to use my new set of precision files - they are absolutely brilliant, and this is why I've not used the chipboard shapes much before!

Check out my blog candy below...

Inks used: SU bravo burgundy
Colouring method: n/a
Other Embellishments: gems, ribbon from stash, sizzix corners

Wednesday 7 January 2009

blog candy

Donna has some fab Forever Friends blog candy to give away - click on the link to enter!!

Lauren also has some great blog candy - click this link to enter!

stuff I've made!

Here's a really quick card that I've just managed to make - took me all of about 15 mins, and it shows, sorry! I've made it for a couple of challenges - Penny Black Saturday Challenge which is "embossing" (the 3 flower/things on lhs are embossed), and the Daring Cardmakers which is "thanks". You can tell I still haven't got the cutter issue sorted - all my stuff is being cut wonky still!!! and it's being stuck on wonky, too, but that's because it's soooooo COLD in my craft room!! (excuses, excuses!!!)
Stamps used: Penny Black
Inks used: Stazon, Stampin' Up Aubergine
Colouring method: watercolours - pencils and a bit of sakura stardust pens
Cardstock used: Basic Grey

And here are some other things that I made while watching tv last night!!

Saturday 3 January 2009

Basic Grey Sketch & Cupcake Challenges

I've a 40th birthday to go to tomorrow, so thought I'd use the BasicGrey Sketch Challenge to create a card. I used the Sugared cs that I got today in my order from Cutting Edge.
This card is also my DT entry for this weeks Cupcake Craft Challenges and there is a great prize up for grabs - check the blog for details!

The Sugar Bowl

I found a new blog site this morning, The Sugar Bowl and this is their first challenge, with a great prize of some Copics, so thought I'd make a quick entry, but as usual, I have spent ages making this card, then looked back at the blog again to see all the amazing creations and now feeling quite disheartened with my crappy entry!! Oh well, not much I can do about it now!
Stamps used: Sugar Nellie, Stampin' Up
Inks used: Bashful Blue, Stampin' Up
Colouring method: Watercolours
Other Embellishments: punched flowers and gems
Don't forget to enter my blog candy!! (scroll down)