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Wednesday 28 January 2009

Sketch Saturday #35

Another great sketch this week over on Sketch Saturday. I've kept this card quite simple as it's for a man, always hard to make aren't they..... lol, The text if from a set of stamps I bought in Florida last year.

Friday Sketchers #36

I love this weeks sketch over on Friday Sketchers. I decided to go blue this week, for a change. The backing papers are from Paper Mania (on offer in Hobbycraft at the moment). I coloured the image with the usual distress inks.

Sunday 25 January 2009

I've been tagged........

I've been tagged by Sharon from Fairy Dust Bag I now have to tag some lucky people.

A reminder of the rules.Rules are as follows:The instructions are to go to where you keep your photo's on your PC, choose the 6th folder, then the 6th on your blog and explain.

Bev, because her cards are just amazing and so inspirational.

Indigo Inklings brilliant for tips and techniques.

Calv because his blog is guaranteed to make you smile, nice work too.

Joanne if you like to make paper flowers, take a look here.

Emma, makes lovely cards and also has a nice crafty online shop.

This is my pic...... now I know you're thinking, why has she took a picture like that...... lol. Well I took it last year on our holidays in Florida. We had a lovely lake at the back of our villa and the grasses attracted some lovely dragon flies. I tried to take a pic of one and just as the camera clicked it decided to move to the next grass stem. I did manage to catch it in this pic, but only just, can you see it?.......... it is there, honest....... lol.

Saturday 24 January 2009

This is my card for this weeks Willow Sketchie challenge over on Craftbubble. We had to create our own background, using any medium we wanted, on a gate fold card. I used versamark watermark ink, which is the same as embossing ink. I stamped all over the card then, using a soft broad paintbrush, brushed mica powder all over the card. The powder sticks to the ink and the images appear like magic. I love this technique and it's so easy to do. I heat embossed the image and sentiment.

Friday 23 January 2009

Fairy Dust Bag

This weeks challenge over on Fairy Dust Bag, is 'back to basics' and to follow the sketch. So we had to keep our project very basic, so no matting and layering. We also had to add a hidden message, mine is in the little envelope. This stamp is by Stamps Away and coloured with, yes, lol distress inks, I'm addicted to them.

Thursday 22 January 2009

21st Birthday

This card is for my Godson, Simon, who will be 21 on Wednesday 28th, he's going to love me for this isn't he...... lol. He was just a couple of weeks old in this picture, hard to believe he's almost 21. Happy Birthday Simon! xx

Sketch Saturday #34

There's another great sketch to follow over on Sketch Saturday. I thought I'd use different colour combinations for a change. The image is by Sugar Nellie which I received in a swap with another member over on Auntys. I coloured her with Distress Inks. I think this image is so cute!

Wedding Cake

This is my latest wedding cake. I iced this cake with just 4 weeks notice. A friends sister went to Gretna Green and got married at christsmas, without telling anyone, she's been with her now hubby since school days. She came back, told the family what she'd done and asked her sister if she could sort out a wedding cake for a party at the weekend. Luckily her sister still had 2 fruit cakes she'd made for Christmas cakes. So because they are the same size, I had to arrange them side by side, it's a bit different isn't it. The decoration was left up to me, which doesn't happen very often. I hope they like it.

Tuesday 20 January 2009

Award from Rosie

What a lovely surprise I got when I logged into my blog tonight, this nice award from Rosie, thank you Rosie, it's lovely. I've got to send this on to 5 more people now, I'll be back tomorrow to add my 5 people, it's bed time for me now.

Magnolia Vs Stampavie

The challenge this week over on Magnolia Vs Stampavie is 'Bows'. As we didn't have to work to a sketch this week I made a style of card I've never made before, I enjoyed making this and will do more in this style. I sat Tilda on the ribbon and coloured her with Distress Inks.

Friday Sketchers

There's a lovely sketch again this week over on Friday Sketchers. I used a stamp I've not used for along time and coloured it with Distress Inks.

Penny Black Challenge - Dotty

This weeks challenge over on Penny Black is to 'Go Dotty' I used a cuttlebug embossing folder for my dots. I coloured the image with Distress Inks and used a corner scroll stamp around the image.

Monday 19 January 2009

Craft Bubble Sketchie

Over on Let's Get Stamping, on Craft Bubble, for this weeks challenge we had to follow a sketch and use paper folding on our project. The papers are from a Crafters Companion CD.

Willow Sketchie Challenge

This is my card for this weeks challenge over on Fairy Dust Bag. I coloured Tilda with Distress Inks.

Friday 16 January 2009

Sketch Saturday

This is my card for this weeks challenge on Sketch Saturday. I've just noticed that it's a bit wonky, lol. Anyway the image is a stamp by Rachelle Ann Miller and I coloured it with Distress Inks. I got the butterfly charm from Ebay.

Thursday 15 January 2009

Friday Sketchers

For this weeks sketch over on Friday Sketchers, I decided to use a Forever Friends stamp. I coloured the image with Distress Inks, I'm hoooked on them now... lol.

Monday 12 January 2009

Fairy Dust Bag

This is the card I did for the sketchie challenge over on Fairy Dust Bag. The image is by Rachell Ann Miller and coloured with Distress Inks.

Penny Black #31

Over on Penny Black, this weeks challenge is to use the colours pink and brown. I think these colours always look so nice together. I coloured the image with Distress Inks. I used the sketch on this weeks challenge over on Craft Bubble where the challenges are just for fun.

A Spoonfull of Sugar

Over on A Spoonfull of Sugar there's a lovely sketch to follow for this weeks challenge. I used a Sarah Kay image coloured with Distress inks.

Sunday 11 January 2009

Sugar Bowl Challenge #1

I came across a new blog a couple of weeks ago, The Sugar Bowl. This card if for their first challenge and we had to follow a sketch and also had to use a Sugar Nellie image. I used distress inks to colour the image, cuttle bug embossing folders on the coloured pieces of card and added the flower charm to the sentiment.

Saturday 10 January 2009

Magnolia Vs Stampavie

Over on Magnolia Vs Stampavie, we had to make a Thankyou card and follow a sketch. I've coloured the image with Distress Inks.

Sketch Saturday

I'm late for the challenge this week over on Sketch Saturday. I've had the card finished for a couple of days, just never got round to taking a pic. I thought I'd post it here anyway. This is for my best friend of 33 years, it's her birthday on Tuesday and she loves cats.

Thursday 8 January 2009

Quick Birthday Card

A quick card I made this week. I always find cards for men and boys hard and thought this one fits the bill perfectly.

Willow Sketchie on Craft Bubble

I made this card for the weekly sketchie challenge over on Let's Get Stamping over on Craft Bubble. The stamp is a new one I bought from Hobby Craft and it's coloured with Distress Inks.

Stamp Something

Over on Stamp Something, this weeks challenge is to use something new on your project. The new bits on this card are the 'Happy Birthday' sentiment, the charm, I pinched this idea from Bev, look at her blog, her cards are the best I've seen. The colouring was done with Distress Inks, more inspiration from Bev's blog.

Thursday 1 January 2009

New Challenge Blog

I've just come across a new challenge blog staring on 5th January. It's going to be a sketch challenge with a twist, you've got to use something that you've just bought/aquired on your sketch. This is the blog, Sketch & Stash, pop on over and take a look, looks like it's going to be fun.

Magnolia Vs Stampavie #7

This is my entry for the sketch challenge over on Magnolia Vs Stampavie. I loved doing this sketch and it will definately be one that I use again.