Wednesday 25 February 2009

Miss Anya ... again!

The final Miss Anya stamp I have. I have loved using these stamps.

The papers this time are from AMM, used with a little pink and chocolate Bazzill.

Tuesday 24 February 2009

Another Lovely Miss Anya :)

I do love these girls! One left to do, so I'll try and get her made up tomorrow :) Have been told my gorjuss girls are on their way though! So .... if they arrive, then I may get sidetracked!

The papers, flower and chipboard frame are all from K & Company, Blue Awning collection. I absolutely love this paper! I've been saving it for ages but decided to use it today : )

Monday 23 February 2009

Sketch Sunday - #20 Crafts 4 Eternity

This sketch was definitely a challenge this week because I didn't have anything oval to use to make my mats! I had to do them freehand in the end and they aren't great :(

The papers I've used are really pretty. It's difficult to see here, but they are all highlighted with glitter - DCWV Nana's Nursery, Baby Girl collection. The pink cardstock is Bazzill.

Sunday 22 February 2009

Sketch Saturday # 39

Another fab sketch from the Sketch Saturday blog. Really liked this one :) I had lots of yummy stamps arrive this weekend, so was able to have a good play :)

The stamp is one of the Miss Anya girls. Isn't she just gorgeous??? I have coloured her using Promarkers as per usual. The patterned paper is from the DCWV Glitter Stack, together with a little orange Bazzil cardstock. Flowers and bling are from my stash and the ribbon is from Making Memories.

Friday 20 February 2009

An Award!!!!

How amazing is this??? Lovely Sarah at Card Oasis has given me this award. Honestly just have a look at Sarah's blog. Her projects for Half Term have been amazing - truly inspirational and just so beautiful! I am thrilled that she likes my blog :) Thank you so much Sarah xxxxx

Ok .... now I get to pass this award onto 7 other blogs that have inspired me ...... what fun eh? :)

The first one is easy and goes to Lisa. Lisa is a SU demonstrator in the States and I absolutely love her blog. She makes truly beautiful cards that I think are just amazing : )

2. It has to be Caz She has probably been awarded this many times already, but deserves it again :) A very talented lady, with an absolutely gorgeous blog.

3. Tina at Yummy Scrummy is next. Another amazingly talented lady, with a very generous heart :) She also has some particularly yummy candy on offer at the moment - so make sure you check out her blog for that and to see her gorgeous cards and altered projects!

4. Michele is truly an inspiration. With her lovely blog and also her challenge blog Crafts 4 Eternity. I know Michele has already been given this award, but she definitely deserves to receive it from me too. I appreciate all the encouragement and kinds words she has given my efforts in the last few weeks and also love checking out her blogs :) Thank you Michele.

5. Helen is another lovely lady and a fellow SU groupie : ) She inspires me with her lovely creations.

6. Jacqui .... her blog is just full of simply wonderful creations. I especially love how she colours her images and decorates the insides of her cards.

7. Last but not least ... Kath. I love her blog .... and I adore Buddy! Not only does Kath's work inspire me, but she makes me smile : )

Thank you ladies xxxx

Thursday 19 February 2009

1st Stampin' Up Card!

I had my first Stampin' Up goodies delivered about 10 days ago and have been struggling to use them ...... mainly because I didn't want to cut up the cardstock! My darling daughter finally had to dare me to cut into it and I eventually managed to do it. I have limited SU resources still ... just card and punches and only one stamp set ... so have added some paper flowers from my stash. The cardstock used is Chocolate Chip and So Saffron and I love the look of them together. I used my Martha Stewart doily punch as well : ) I tried inking the edges of the card because I found it a bit too plain as it was, but now wished I hadn't bothered because the coloured ink pads I've got are complete rubbish ...... I have SU ones on my wish list!

Monday 16 February 2009

Kaboodle Challenge #2

This was a sweet little sketch from the Kaboodle Doodles blog. Again not followed exactly, but not too far out :)

Just used a little bit of Bazzill and some other cardstock. The dots were a bit of a pain to stick on. I was originally going to punch the holes out of the orange so the green shows through, but just couldn't get them straight ......... oops just remembered that I have the cropodile big bite in my cupboard - maybe I should have used that to do them?????

Sunday 15 February 2009

Sketch Saturday #38

More circles this week! I think I'm getting the hang of them now :)

Another lovely sketch. This time I have used a Messy Rabbit stamp from Joanna Sheen. The papers are all from K & Co - Brenda Walton's Brookfield collection.

Sketch Sunday - #19 Crafts 4 Eternity

Another lovely sketch this week. I've not followed it exactly, but I think it's close enough :)

I have used Bazzill and Papermania cardstock with some EK Success Disney Princess patterned paper.

Wednesday 11 February 2009

Valentine Card

My daughter wanted a Valentine card to give to one of her 'best' friends - no boys yet, thank goodness! :)

The papers I used are from Crate Paper - the Katlin range. I used my new Martha Stewart doily border punch for the first time on this card ..... and I'm loving it! :) The Magnolia images are coloured using Promarkers.

Tuesday 10 February 2009

Cutie Sunday #27

The snow has almost gone here now - in fact today has been a lovely day weather wise. It was very cold this morning when walking the dogs. Very wet too. The fields are quite flooded and the dogs don't really like to get their feet wet, so weren't too happy about having to practically swim through the deep puddles by the gates :)

I hope we don't get any more snow or icy roads. It was lovely for the kids to see it and be able to play outside in it for a couple of days, but when you have to drive in it, it's a bit of a nightmare.

I've just found another sketch challenge site and decided to give it a go today.

The papers are a combination of K & Company, Hopscotch Boy and Hot Of The Press, Classic Cardmakers collection.

The image is by Rachelle Anne Miller - Lola with Bird.

Sunday 8 February 2009

Sketch Sunday - #18 Crafts 4 Eternity

More circles for this one! I found it a little easier this time :)

The papers are again from K & Company, this time Brenda Waltons Dolls House collection.

Sketch Saturday #37

The latest Sketch Saturday challenge. This was hard this week! I haven't done circles before and both the weekend challenges used them.

The papers are from K & Company's, K-Ology range - Peabody.

Sketch Saturday #12

Another lovely sketch from Sketch Saturday. For this one I have used K & Company Hopscotch Girl papers. The image, as usual, has been coloured with Promarkers.

Thursday 5 February 2009

Sunday Sketch Challenge - #14 Crafts 4 Eternity

This was a tricky one for me! I had a few problems trying to get the diagonals right. The result is quite a busy card, but I think it works ok : )

I used papers from DCWV - Nana's Kids collection.

Sketch Saturday #21

I'm gradually working my way through these challenges :) I quite like this one, although my image is a lot smaller than it's suppose to be in the sketch. I'm not sure of the balance and may put a greeting or something in the bottom left .... haven't made up my mind yet though :)

The papers are from K & Company - Brenda Walton's Chocolate Neopolitan collection.

Wednesday 4 February 2009

More Challenges!

Crafts 4 Eternity #15

Papers are from the Cosmo Cricket Little Girls collection.

Sketch Saturday #1

Papers are from K & Company Hopscotch Boy ...... again! What can I say ..... I like the colours! :) I am trying to use other papers ... but these just look exactly right with the Promarker colours I currently have :)

Monday 2 February 2009

Sunday Sketch Challenge #17 - Crafts 4 Eternity

I really enjoyed making this card this morning. The sketch was lovely to work with and I am pleased with the final result.
I used Blue Hill papers from Crate Paper. As usual, the Magnolia stamp is coloured using Promarker pens :)

Sunday 1 February 2009

Sketch Saturday #36

This was my 3rd attempt today on this sketch challenge. In the end, I had to turn the sketch on its side to get it to work for me.
The papers are Rob & Bob and the Magnolia stamp is coloured with Promarker pens.

Here are my previous efforts ......

Papers are K & Company Hopscotch boy together with a little Bazzill cardstock.

Was a little side tracked with this one! I wanted to use this Magnolia today, but couldn't get it to work with the sketch as it is quite big. Finally produced this with it :)
The papers from the Hannah range by K & Company.