Saturday, 30 June 2012

Sketch Saturday Challenge # 214

Good morning, there is a great sketch (above) to follow this week over at Sketch Saturday . It certainly made me think and here is my interpretation of it.

I have used a brand new stamp and sentiment from LOTV, some gorgeous bright Spring papers from a great pad 'Family Ties'.  Some ric-rac ribbon and brown pearls together finish it off.  Have coloured in with my ever faithful Promarkers and outlined with grey.

This week, The Craft Barn are sponsoring the challenge and the prize is a £10 voucher.

Do pop on over to see the other Design Team makes, they are stunning!

Back tommorrow with a card using the July Club Stamp from Little Claire's.

Thanks for stopping by!




Friday, 29 June 2012

Vintage Christmas Owls

Afternoon blogging peeps. Here is another card using this gorgeous new image from Little Claire . Have been having more problems with blogger and loading my cards, ooooo makes me so cross :)

This time I have got out my Tim Holtz inkpad, Marianne 'Pine Needle' die, lushious lace from Hobbycraft, Owl charm and Craftwork Cards sentiment and card shape.  Have coloured in with brown Promarkers with a hint of green on the pine needles.

Girls have a half day, so off to spend some quality time with them.

Happy weekend!



Thursday, 28 June 2012

Christmas Beach Huts

Good afternoon, hope you are enjoying all of this glorious sunshine? Have been out in the garden today catching some rays before the 'Murray' match starts on the telly.

Here is another 'Chrimbo' card using a brand new Little Claire stamp called 'Christmas Beach Huts'.  You can win this gorgeous stamp, just pop on over to the Blog  and enter.

I have used some Papermania papers on my card.  Some blue striped bakers twine, two nautical buttons, an Die-Namics tag die and a LC Christmas sentiment.  Have coloured in with Promarkers and added some card candy.

Have started the holiday ironing and packing, but it's far to hot to carry on.  Off to make a card for a lovely friend who has just lost her dad, so am sending her lots of love and hugs.

Enjoy Wimbledon and 'Come On Murray'!!!!



Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Christmas Owls

Good morning, am here to share with you a card I have made using the fabulous new Christmas stamp from Little Claire.  . Today and Thursday, you have the chance of winning one of these lovely new stamps, which are being launched this week. Just pop on over to the blog.

OMG I really am not feeling at all Christmassy, especially as I am off on my hols soon, but anyone that knows me, knows that I absolutely love owls, so it wasn't at all hard to play with this image.
I have kept this card very simple, just right for me as I have mountains of Christmas cards to make this year.

I have used a great Craftwork Card shape, some Papermania papers, Stamping Up cardstock, wooden snowflakes and brown card candy - simples!  Watch out for this little card in August, when it will be featured in a magazine.

Having a big crafty day and lunch with my lovely crafty friend today, whatever your doing, have fun!




Saturday, 23 June 2012

Sketch Saturday Weekly Challenge # 213


Good morning, Saturday again which means another great sketch challenge from  Sketch Saturday .

Here is my card above, using a cute little 'Lili of the Valley' image called '    ' and a sentiment.  I have used some Wild Rose freebie papers which are glorious, Magnolia butterfly, Lace Border and Hellebore flowers.  Cardstock is from Stamping Up and the doily is from Papermania. I have coloured her in with Promarkers and have added some cream pearls to finish.

This week the challenge is being sponsored by Digi Doodle's.

The Design Team have all come up with such different cards using the sketch, so do pop on over to take look.

Have loads of dt samples to finish and some shopping with Jess to get done.  Whatever you are doing, have a great weekend.




Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Men's Class

Good evening, a very quick post from me this evening.  I wanted to share one of the class cards from last week that my ladies made.

It was using one of the fabulous Michael Powell stamps.  We coloured in with Promarkers and added some new Marianne dies (shells and anchor) that I treated myself too.  The bunting is a Tando one and the papers are from Craft Creations.

Having a really busy week, lots to get organised before my hols.  Have mountains of dt work to get finished and a couple of projects that must be completed before I go on holiday, I do love being busy!

Off to get some started and have a large glass of Pinot to help me along lol. Will be back tommorrow with the other class makes.

Have a great evening!




Sunday, 17 June 2012

Little Claire Monthly Challenge # 22 - 'Jubilee'

Good morning, hope your Sunday will be a fun filled day with lots of sunshine? We have at last got rid of the floods that have been affecting local areas, but the winds have set in now, which to my advantage, has been great for getting lots of washing done today lol.  We are off abroad in a few weeks, our first family holiday in many years, so am trying hard to get everything washed, ironed and put away before we go to get some much needed sunshine.

Anyway, another month has flown by again and now is the launch of a brand new challenge over at Little Claire's  . The theme is 'Jubilee'. We thought it would be lovely to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee, on-going footie matches and forthcoming Olympics and Paralympics.  So we want to see red/white/blue papers and themed embellies on your cards.  You don't have to use a Little Claire image, but it would be great if you could.
Here is my 'Jubilee' themed card as above.  I have used the following products :

Little Claire 'Loverly Jubblie' 'Daisy Bunting' stamp
Sunshine Sentiment Stamp
Stitches & Buttons Stamp Set
Papermania Portabello Road Papers
Die-Namics 'Fish Tail' banner dies
Die-Namics 'Doily' Die
Linen Thread
Cream Pearls

You have until Friday 13th July @ 18:00pm to enter the challenge, there is a great prize of Little Claire goodies up for grabs, so hurry up and find those 'Jubilee' papers to make up your cards.
Off to get the family fed and as the footie will be on again, had better get making some lists for the holiday and hopefully make some more DT cards.
Have a lovely evening!



Saturday, 16 June 2012

Sketch Saturday Challenge # 212

Good morning, it is my first official day today as a 'Saturday Girl' over at Sketch Saturday Challenge and I was extremely chuffed to of been asked to join their lovely team. Thanks ladies for asking me.
They have a great new sketch to follow, shown below and also a new look blog, do pop on over and take a look at what they have been doing  HERE

Their sponsor this week is Stamp Fairy, who are offering this fabby prize for the winner of the challenge.

Here is my Design Team card using the gorgeous Molly Fairy II image and sentiment, which work really well together.

Products used on my card :
Pink Bazzill Cardstock
Magnolia 'Vintage Magic Wand' paper
Magnolia Lace Edge Die
Spellbinders 'Bitty Blossoms' die
Cream pearls from Mei Flower

Have lots of DT work to get on with today, whilst David is busy tiling away in our bathroom. The girls are busy doing their own thing so am hoping to get lots done.  Have just watched The Trooping of the Colour, I keep on saying that I will get to London one year to watch it.
Hoping the sun is shining wherever you are, thanks for dropping by, will be back later with my DT card for Little Claire.




Thursday, 7 June 2012

Lili of the Valley Cards

Good morning, hoping your 'Jubilations' were wonderful? Ours were a combination of decorating and drinking too much wine.  Great Jubilee concert and even Queenie seemed to enjoy herself lol!

Have been busy making DT cards this week and came across these two that I made for my daughter Amy a while ago and have forgotten to share, so here they are.

Amy moved into a flat with her friend recently and I made this card below for her and Steph, using the Lili of the Valley 'Moving Day' card, some Craft Creations gorgeous dotty paper and a long Stamping Up sentiment.  The flowers are a much loved and over-used punch from Papershapers.

My second card was her birthday card.  She turned 21, so a pocket card was perfect for the occasion. I have used another LOTV image, this time 'Chocolate Box', I really love these little mice, in fact the whole set of them had to come live at my house.  The border, flower and sentiment are from Stamping Up and I have coloured in with Promarkers.

The numbers are from a Cuttlebug Alphabet.

The frame and tab are again from Stamping Up and papers again, from Craft Creations.

Busy day ahead, better get the girls up for breakfast.  Having some furniture delivered today so the wait begins.  They give a time slot and never stick to it, so at least I can get crafting whilst we wait lol.

Enjoy your day, hoping your blessed with sunny weather, happy crafting!




Sunday, 3 June 2012

Class Box Frame & Gift Card

Hi there, Happy Jubilee Sunday to you! Did you watch the Flotilla? I sat and caught all of it, wow what a wonderful spectacular! Wish I had travelled up to London with the girls now to see in the flesh, even in the rain.
Firstly thanks so much for all of your wonderful wishes re my new DT position, it was so lovely of you to leave me such fabulous comments, thank you x

Here as promised, are photos of what we made a couple of weeks ago at my last class.  We altered a box frame using stamps, dies and pearls.
The stamps are a little old set and a new bird set, that I love from Stamping Up.  I used a combination of brown and pink inkpads, from Stamping Up and Tim Holtz.  The dies are a Sizziz butterfly one and a Die-namics one of buttons.  We added some twine from Fabulous Ribbons and a Spellbinders flower die for the centre.

Above is a little gift card we made to go with the frame.  Hope you like what we made, my ladies certainly did.  I have had to make a couple more of the original as a friend of my daughters brought it to give to her mother.  Have had a few more commissions too, am so pleased as I really loved making it.

Right, enough of this sitting about lol.  Have DT makes to get on with and I must test drive my new Big Shot.  My lovely well loved Cuttlebug was retired yesterday.  I worked out that if I brought new plates for it, it would nearly cost as much to buy a new machine, so thats what I did.  It had served me well, actually for over five years, so RIP my dear Cuttlebug lol.

Also I must help my lovely hubs, he is busy decorating the bathroom as we had a new set fitted last week.  I will keep him in cold beers and choccy biscuits, so hopefully the job will get done a lot quicker lol.

Hope to be back and will share a card.

Thanks for stopping by, so lovely to have you.



Saturday, 2 June 2012

Saturday Girl

Good Saturday morning to you all. 

I received some wonderful news this week, I have been chosen to be a 'Saturday Girl' for Sketch Saturday . Am so chuffed and raring to go!  I absolutely love sketches, so this challenge blog is right up my street.

My first card for the team will be on 16th June but I will be back later today, with a card using their fabby sketch from the new challenge, which starts today.  Do whizz on over to see the DT cards, they are just gorgeous!

Enjoy your day!