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Saturday, 30 July 2011

Another "C" Card!! (DT For Sweet Stampin.)

Hiya Girls,

Well it's Saturday again! So another card from me for The Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog, and It's yet another dreaded "C" card.... I can hardly bring myself to say the word....Oh go on then "Christmas", there I said it.... (I might get struck by lightening now!!)
It's ok for you lot, Christmas is lovely, and festive and amazing....but for me it's yet another Birthday. LOL

ANYWAY...Here it is and isn't the little image sweet? The theme this week is "Christmas in July" and was chosen by our lovely Sarah.
Our sponsor this week is Tiddly Inks and this is one of their gorgeous images, go take a look.

Image is coloured using Pro-Markers, papers are Bo Bunny "Tis the Season" collection and the sentiment is LOTV. The charm is from my stash.

So there, I have done it...Never before have I made a "C" card in July before, but now have managed two in one week, it feels really good, maybe now all my cards will be done b4 November this year!!


Crafty Creations--Christmas In July

I love Pro-Markers--Anything Goes

Fussy & Fancy--Christmas in July

Crafty Catz--Christmas in July


Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Those Lazy Day's of Summer~

Hello Girls,

Can I say a big hello and thank you to my New and regular followers, I love to read your lovely comments, they make my day, thank you all~

Had a lovely lunch out yesterday with a few of my friends, it was such a nice day, and I don't think you can beat a nice Italian Restaurant and good company.

For today's card I have used one of my New LOTV images on today's card. I bought this a few weeks ago and this is it's first inking. I bought six of the New Girls, and this is one of my favorites, sooo cute!

The image is coloured with my new Marvy markers, and the papers are all my leftover bits and bobs!

I would like to enter this little girl into the following:

Alphabet Challenge--Lemon & Lime

Craft Your Days Away--Summertime

Moving Along With The Times--Cute, cuddly and a Punch


Stamping for the Weekend--4 legged Friends

Totally Gorjuss--Punch or Die Cut

A Gem Of A Challenge--Sketch


Monday, 25 July 2011

The dreaded "C" word!

Hiya Girls,
Can you believe this is a "C" card for me today. Christmas in July!!! What the...

Ha Ha. I have actually enjoying making this card, never has it ever been known for me to make cards in July. Occasionally I have had some made by the end of October, but JULY....Never before. I wish you could have seen my Hubby's face when he saw it, he just went "Oh no, not a Christmas Card ALREADY"....LOL

I digress.
This is one of my favorite stamps, I have three of these little "Wee's" Isn't he gorgeous? He is from Whiff of Joy.
He is Coloured with Pro-Markers, I have used my snowflake cuttlebug folder to do some embossing, I adore this hessian ribbon (have it in a neutral colour too), paper is Bo Bunny (hope I can still get this this year as I love it) sentiment is Craftwork Cards.

Entering this card into:

Allsorts--Free & Easy

ABC Christmas--O=Older Image

Craft Your Passion--Christmas in July

Christmas Stamping--Anything You Like

Delightful Sketchers--Christmas In July

I Love Pro-Markers--Christmas in July

Polycraft Monday--Christmas in July

Polka Doodles--Christmas In July

Truly Scrumptious--Sketch


Thursday, 21 July 2011

Summer is here~ I think!

Hello Girls,

I have finally finished the Scrapbook commission I had on the go, the girl picked it up at 6pm tonight. As always there were a few tears (I don't know...these books always make people have a teary moment) Wonder what her mum will think of it Sunday....I think more tears are on the cards.
It was so lovely to do and hopefully I will get some more work from this one after they show it around (that's what usually happens!)

Wedding Invitations next, but a couple of days off first so that I can make some cards!

Tonight I have made a card for DP2, who's theme is Summer Vacation. Mo's images are my all time favorite's and I usually use Digi images, not this time, I bought this stamp a year ago and I love it, it is so Summery.

I have used a selection of papers from my stash, a craftwork Cards flower and sentiment, My favorite MS border punch, and a Nestie. All coloured with Pro-Markers.

Entering this card into:

Sketch n Stash--Sketch (new flower, old stamp)

DP2--Summer Vacation

Charisma Cardz Ch--Summer Colours

Craft us Crazy--Anything Goes

Dream Valley Ch--Summer

Fussy & Fancy--Summer

My Time To Craft--Citrus Colours

My Mum's Craft Shop--Teenage Card

Pollycraft Monday--Summer Fun


Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Tilda Tag~

Hello Ladies~

Boring ironing today and car in the garage for a service, so no crafting for me until tonight.

This latest project was made last night before bed, but have not had a chance to post 'till now.
I started this "Tag" with a readymade "tag" base from Crafty Individuals. These are just gorgeous, but need a little tlc from inks, stamps and embelishments!
I have used a set of Marrianne flower die's, a Magnolia Swirl die, Hobbyhouse pearls plus a Martha Stewart corner punch. The Tilda is one of my new Magnolia stamps as is this stone path, I think that's going to be useful. All coloured with Pro-Markers.

Entering this Tag into:

A Spoonfull of sugar--Tag

Crafty Catz--Tag

Digi Doodle Shop--Make your own Flowers

Just Magnolia--Colour Combo

MDUC--Make a Scene

Papertake Weekly--Getting Cute

Scrapology--Anything but Square

Totally Papercrafts-- Girly Girl

Simon Says Challenge--Use Newspaper


Steam Punk Boy~

Hello Girls,
What a funny day, weather does not know what to do...Raining, warm, windy....What is going on?

I have had a morning day of cleaning, and an afternoon of crafting. I had a card to make for my Nephew's Birthday, so decided to go for this cool GF boy who I love.
I have used him loads of times and think he is quite grown up...or is that just me?

I have PP his clothes (into this at the mo, think you can get some great results) The rest of him is coloured with Pro-Markers.
Unfortunately he appears to have a Harry Potter type scar over his eye...don't know what happened but I couldn't remove it so had to leave it on!! Grrrr.

Entering this card into:

Allsorts--Free and easy July


Crafty Creations--Boys to Men


Critter Sketch Ch--Happy B'Day

Clear it out--Anything Goes

Moving Along with the Times--Favorite Things

Sentimental Sunday--For the Men in your Life

Passion for Pro-Markers--Sketch

Try it on Tuesday--Steampunk

Simon Says Stamp--Anything Goes


Saturday, 16 July 2011

Sweet Stampin DT ~ One for the Boys

Hello Ladies~

It can't possibly be Saturday already can it?!!

Well seeing it is, then this is my card for the Sweet Stampin Challenge this week. It's a great challenge chosen by Vicky "One for the Boy's", really easy one, and we all need MORE boy cards, right?!!
Our Sponsor this week is Fairy Dust Crafts, go take a look at their lovely images.

I have had this lovely GF stamp for ages, I think it is perfect to use for a boy/teenagers card (which is what I have used it for) a friends son's Birthday next week.
The papers are gdc, the sentiment is from the same stamp set as the image, this great cord is from True Hemp company and has 4x9 meters of Earth tone cord, gorgeous stuff, I have used it in the middle of one of my epoxy buttons too.
I have decided to do the paper pieced boys clothes technique again, then used copic/Pro-Markers on the skin and hair. Finally I have added a mock stitching round the edge with a fine liner pen.

Entering this card into:

Allsorts--Anything Goes July

Sir Stampalot--Anything Goes

Papersundae--Paper Piecing

Cupcake Ch--(80) One for the Boys

A Gem of a Challenge--One for the Boys


Thursday, 14 July 2011

What's that on my Nose?

Hello Ladies,

Not had a chance to post anything since last Thursday :(
Busy, Busy, Busy.

Have had lunch out today with my friend Sandra and my lovely sister Mandy. When I got home this afternoon (while letting my fish and chips settle!) I had time to make this little card.

The Scrapbook commission I am working on at the moment is taking up all my time, It has been a bit of a "rush" job as it is needed before July 25th!!

Anyway today's card is made using this sweet LOTV image. Coloured with Copic and Pro-markers, pearls by Hobbyhouse, Stardust stickles, papers and ribbon from my stash. The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards, and swirl is Tim Holtz.

Entering this card into:

LOTV--Blue and Pink

Creative Inspirations--No Flowers allowed

Cute Card Thursday--Circles

C.R.A.F.T Ch--Butterflies

Crafts and Me--Summertime

My Mum's Craft Shop--Pearls and Swirls

One Stop--Summertime

Pollycraft Monday--The Great Outdoors

Stamps r Us--Through the Garden Gate

Sunday Sketch & Stamp--Sketch


Thursday, 7 July 2011

A Your Adorable, B Your so Beautiful...

Hi Girls,

Do any of you know this little rhyme?
I remember my mum singing it to me, it continues through the alphabet, C Your a Cutie full of charm, D your delightful etc. So nice to remember.
Anyway I chose it for this New Edwin stamp I have just bought, do you like him?

I have chosen to paper piece his clothes, I love doing this, and if you are having a "bad colouring day!" It is a nice easy option. I found this blue paper for his jeans and I was really pleased that it actually looked like "jeans"!

My mum has asked me to make this card for her, it's her Grandson's Birthday tomorrow, I hope she is happy with it!

Been busy this week, so this is my first card since last Saturday. I have also just been asked to make a Scrapbook starting Saturday, so will be busy again.

Entering this card into:


The Play Date Cafe--Taupe, cream and mint

Crafters Companion--One for the Boys

Kaboodle Doodles--Celebrate

Penny Paper Ch--Happy Birthday

Papertake Wkly--Anything Goes

Pollycraft Monday--Celebrate

2 Sisters--Birthday


Saturday, 2 July 2011

DT card for Sweet Stampin

Hello Girls,

Thank you all for asking, this week, how my shoulder is, I am pleased to say it is so much better (an odd niggle & twinge) but much better.

No Zumba again this week, hope to go back again next week.
I have been watching tennis all week (so no jobs done again!)
With the tennis and Crafting, I hardly have enough hours in the day to do anything else!! BUT please don't tell my hubby!
After yesterday's triumph..."Rafa winning" (Sorry for those who are Murray fans!) He was incredible, just turned it up a gear when he had to, unlike Murray who literally put his tail between his legs when he was down, you can't beat Rafa like that! Just Novac to go now and then it's done.....Come on Rafa!!

Today's card for Sweet Stamping had me...well stumped...."Use something Unusual" on your card. Well I started to think and I just couldn't think of a thing....It's not something I would normally do! I am a very predictable person and don't really do "unusual".
Anyway not even sure what I have come up with would be classed as "unusual", but of course it is to me!....I have used some Shear Material bought for a non-craft project, I have used it as Backing paper. Please say that is unusual enough??

This super "Digi" image is from A Day For Daisies isn't she lovely? I had a look on their blog and chose three images to download. If you choose three you get them cheaper than buying them separately.

I have used Copic and Pro-Markers to colour, and have added a flower, some stardust stickles and a few Hobbyhouse pearls.
I am quite happy with the "Purple" colour combo, it is not something I usually go for, but I must admit I love this Nit Wit Gingham cardstock, think it lifts the whole card.

Entering this card into:

Digital Tuesday Ch--Flowers

Stamps r Us--A little Girl