30 September 2008

Papertake Weekly - Sketch 12

This week on Papertake Weekly is another fabulous sketch by the very talented Katharina. This is the sketch to follow

And this is the card that I created following the sketch

Papers I used are from DCWV christmas stack. The image is from Dotties World sporting George and coloured in using my brush marker pens. The fish clipart I googled it and the sentiment is from my pc.

Blog Candy @ Donalda And Jeanette's

Donalda has some blog candy up for grabs - Charlotte riding a reindeer. This is such a cute stamp so click here to go there now and enter to be in with a chance of winning this fab stamp. This is open until the 17th October.

Jeanette is having her very first blog candy as she is very close to 10,000 hits already after only starting her blog in the middle of june this year.

Jeanettes blog candy will remain open until October 12th. Click here to go there now

28 September 2008

Whiff Of Joy Challenge 1

Whiff Of Joy have just launched a new challenge blog and the talented Katharina has come up with a gorgeous sketch for this week. I've only got one stamp at the moment but yesterday I placed an order and four more are on the way (I can't wait to get them). This is the card that I've come up with for this weeks sketch.

Sketch Saturday Number 18

This week on Sketch Saturday is a really pretty design. I had to make another birthday card for a girl and thought this would go well with the image I wanted to use. This is the lovely sketch

and this is the card that I came up with.

27 September 2008

Double Challenge - Friday Sketchers & Cute Card Thursday

This week on Friday Sketchers is a lovely one from Mumur and on Cute Card Thursday theme for the challenge is Lots of sparkle! You can add bling, glitter, baubles, stickles, anything that makes your card sparkle! I've made this card for the other twin girl. Hope she likes it.

For this card I used the scrummy papers from DCWV Blossoms & Butterflies stack, the fairy image is from Pollycraft and then coloured in with my brush markers. The sentiment is created from my pc and the flowers and butterfly I made up myself. The ribbon is from Dovecraft. Unfortunately you can't really see the glitter in the papers, fairy wings and the wand, but it is there honestly.

26 September 2008

Sketch Saturday - Sketch Number 17

This week on Sketch Saturday is a really lovely sketch. This is the what it looks like

My son has been invited to two parties this weekend and I have to make three cards (one party is for twin girls). This is for one of the twin girls.

I used Magnolia stamps, background paper was a freebie from a magazine, the image was coloured using my brush marker pens and the flowers I made using my xcut daisy die. The ribbon and green paper from my stash. Hope you like it.

23 September 2008

Papertake Weekly - Mellow Yellow/Children In Need

This week over on Papertake Weekly the challenge is a charity one! Quick Cards made easy magazine are trying to break the record for the worlds biggest handmade card, for BBC Children in Need.You're able to use any products/materials you like but the finished card needs to be yellow!! The preferred size for the card is a standard A6 (approx 4x6 in). All cards will be put together to form a giant Pudsey Bear card! So this is what I came up with. Hope you like it :)

21 September 2008

Blog Candy At StarDust Gems And Ribbon - NOW CLOSED

Carole over at StarDust Gems and Ribbon is giving away lovely candy. The prize includes a brand new ( still in sealed packet) Magnolia Tilda in cherry dress stamp, 6×6 Papermania Naughty and Nice paper pack, Papermania sparkly trims, brads, StarDust glitter, paper tags and two sheets of bazzill cardstock.

This will remain open until Thursday 25th September 8.00pm GMT. Carole will announce the winner on her Friday Sketchers post next Friday 26th September. Click here to go there.

20 September 2008

Whiff Of Joy Stamps Guest Designer Call

Whiff Of Joy is looking for a guest deginer for the next two months and I thought that I'll give it a try. Although I looked on some other blogs and there are so many very talented ladies joining in, I don’t think I'll be very lucky. But as the saying goes youv'e got to be in it to win it! You have a wide choice of sketches from Katharina to choose from. I spent ages trying to decide which sketch to go for as I love all the layouts. I finally came up with the sketch below. At the moment I've only got one stamp from Whiff Of Joy but I've given my DH strict instructions to get me some for my birthday :) If you are not familiar with Whiff Of Joy Stamps go over there and have a look at the beautiful stamps that are available.

And this is what I've came up with

The snowflake background is from DCWV christmas stack, other papers are from my stash. The image is Charlie from Whiff Of Joy and then coloured in with my Dovecraft brush marker pens. The large snowflake is made up using my quickutz die and the snowflake brads are from Papermania. The hohoho chipboard embellishment is also from my stash. I then glittered in the snowman and snowflake to give it a shimmery effect.

Blog Candy @ All The Things I Love - NOW CLOSED

Bev at All The Things I Love is giving away gorgeous candy. As well as the beautiful Whiff of Joy Willow with Hot Chocolate, there is also some ribbon, crochet flowers, flowers from Poppicrafts and Michaels wedding confetti to the candy prize. All you have to do is comment about her post and post a link to this blog candy on your blog. Click here to go there. This is open until 22nd September

17 September 2008

Friday Sketchers - Sketch 19

This weeks challenge on Friday Sketchers is a lovely sketch from Heidi.

And this is what I came up with. Hope you like it.

Do I Look Comfortable ???

Do you think my son Aidan looks comfortable. When I saw this I had to take a picture as I thought it looked so funny. Before social services come knocking on my door I did put him in bed afterwards :)

15 September 2008

I've Won Candy

I can't believe it my luck is finally changing for the better. On Friday I won a prize on a forum that I chat on nearly everyday and this evening I received an email saying that I won candy. This is the gorgeous candy that I've won. This was from Karen's Creation many thanks again Karen for this I can't wait to receive it and start playing with all that yummy paper.

14 September 2008

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Challenge 16

This week on A Spoon Full of Sugar is a lovely sketch By Nikki to follow. I love the layout on this and I'm sure I will use this one again and again. I had to make a card for my friends' daughter so I thought I would incorporate this with the sketch. Hope you like it :)

The flowery papers are from papermania and the image is from Pollycrafts. I then coloured it in using my Dovecraft brush markers. The sentiment I created on my PC.

12 September 2008

Sketch Saturday Challenge No 15

This week over on Sketch Saturday is a lovely template and the winner will receive a lovely Sarah Kay stamp. I love these stamps so I quickly made this card just in time as the cut-off is tonight at 11.0pm. Oh forgot to say that I had to use this gorgeous Whiff Of Joy stamp that I got in the post yesterday. Hope you like it :)

Background paper is DCWV Christmas Stack

Stamped Image is Whiff of Joy Winter Collection and coloured in with Dovecraft Markers

Large snowflake is quickutz sprinkled with Making Memories Spotlight Shimmer

Snowflake brad is Papermania

11 September 2008

07 September 2008

Papertake Weekly & ABC Challenge

This week on Papertake is another lovely sketch from Katharina and over on ABC the challenge this week is the letter g for gifts. I had to make a birthday card for a friend so I thought I would join the challenges together. Hope you like it.

01 September 2008

Sketch Saturday - Sketch No 14

This week over on Sketch Saturday is a gorgeous sketch and I thought that I'd give it a go. This is what I came up with. Hope you like it.

The patterned paper is from DCWV, the image is coloured in with brush marker pens and the flowers I punched out and then embossed them.

Blog Candy Time

Christine over on Craftling's Cosy Corner has fabulous candy to give away. She is celebrating 10,000 hits in just 4 months and also to talk up her campaign against word verification on blog comments. I have to say that I'm with her on this as it frustrates me at times when I try to leave a comment on a blog but I can't work out the letters. I didn't realise until tonight that I had word verification on but I have now turned it off. To find out more about this campaign and get a full listing of the candy please visit Christines' blog.