Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Have a Look at Bev's Beautiful Whiff of Joy Blog Candy Ends 5th October

To be in with a chance of winning this fabulous candy all you need to do is pop over to Bev's beautiful blog and post a link on your blog and then add a link from yours to Bev's candy post, easy :-) The candy ends Monday 5th October so be quick and enter the draw!!!

Isn't this a stunning card!!!

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Create4fun Challenge Week 39 - Sketch

I completely loved following this sketch for the Create4Fun challenge and loved making this card. It was a perfect excuse to break open my new Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses papers and use lots of them in one go!

My husband said the card is far too busy-looking but I love it. I used a large square card blank from Craftwork Cards, Bazzill red cardstock for matting, BG Eskimo Kisses papers, 3 red dew drops from Sarah's Cards, a small heart charm threaded with red ribbon - both from my stash and a beautiful Winter Tilda image coloured with Promarkers and mounted on foam pads.
Thank you for a fantastic challenge x

Here are some more coaster creations...

Here are some more coaster post-it note holders and calendars. I reaslly enjoy making these and with my new X-Cut guillotine cutting paper is sooooo much easier! I have used some new Christmas papers from Papermania, some MME, Imaginisce and I can't remember who makes the brown reindeer one ;-) Post It Notes are from Asda, 12 for £2 and the calendars are by Anita's. Flowers and bits of ribbon are all from my stash. These are all to sell at my forthcoming craft fairs. First one being on 14th November.

Monday, 28 September 2009

Sharon's 50th Birthday Candy...

Sharon is celebrating her forthcoming birthday by offering this fab array of beautiful stash to one lucky person. Hop over to her blog to find out more...
Be quick, candy closed midnight on 9th October x

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Nappy Cake

I've made this nappy cake for an order. It's for a premature baby so I've used smaller nappies than usual. I am so in love with the hippo on the top, isn't she gorgeous x

Swaps I have received...

This is the beautiful card I received from Jennie for the swing card swap over on Crafty Place. Isn't that image gorgeous x

This is the fab array of stash I received from Mrs Tidge for this month's stash swap over on Crafty Place. Got loads to play with there, thank you Niki x

Friday, 25 September 2009

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 50 - ONE FOR THE GIRLS

Here is my card for this week's challenge. It is a new baby card but to give to a grandmother (Granny K). I used DCWV Nana's Nursery glittery papers, some DCWV ribbon, an embossed pink vellum scallop circle (thanks Karen x), 4 pink dewdrops from Sarah's Cards and a Forever Friends cute baby bear stamped image coloured with Promarkers. Hope you like it x

Thursday, 24 September 2009

MSE Scrap Paper and Die Cut Challenge

I am not completely happy with how these cards have turned out but I really struggle with doing boy/man cards anyway. I used bits of Basic Grey Archaic papers that I had leftover from other projects and die-cut the number 6 with my Quickutz Squeeze. I added pretend stitches to the circles with the dinosaurs on and a few buttons for some dimension.

My lovely new Basic Grey papers arrived today!!!

Aren't they beautiful, I am sooooo in love with these papers. I pre-ordered them from Charmed Cards and Crafts.

The postie bought me these lovely cards...

The lovely Oona made me this card, isn't it pretty, I love the colours she's used x

This is the ATC Marg sent me for the Crafty Place ATC swap and some extra goodies. I love the image on the ATC, it's sooo cute x
Thank you lovely ladies :-)

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Crafty Place ATC Swap

This is the ATC I made and sent to Marg for the Crafty Place ATC swap this month. The theme was red and green so that screamed Christmas to me so I went with Christmas and made this! The image was a freebie stamp from a magazine. I stamped the bear several times so I could layer him up in a decoupage style. The paper lace is coloured with a Promarker pen and I found the cute little heart charm in my stash. I hope Marg likes it, I really enjoyed making it x

CRAFT Challenge 17 - Pink and Brown

Here's my card for the pink and brown challenge over on the brilliant CRAFT blog. I have made this swing card for my friend Tams for the Crafty Place card swap. I know I chose the 'theme' but found the card pretty hard to make and I'm still not sure if I've folded it correctly ;-) Anyway, I used pink and brown Bazzill cardstock and stamped brown swirls onto the frame of the card. The Tilda image is coloured with Promakers and I added a couple of flowers, bit of organza ribbon, candy dots and stamped my favourite sentiment (from Magnolia). Hope Tams likes it x

Saturday, 19 September 2009

Bev has some beautiful Whiff of Joy Candy...

Pop over to Bev's gorgeous blog before 21st September and have a look at her lovely candy up for grabs this week. Not only a Whiff of Joy stamp but ribbons, papers, loads of buttons, charms...

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Wow look at my prize from Secret Crafter...

Wow, wow, wow look what Wendy from Secret Crafter sent me for winning the Passion for Promakers challenge last week. Wendy was so kind and let me choose ANY 6 ProMarker colours so I went for 6 new ones: Leaf Green, Cocktail Pink, Pink Carnation, Pale Pink,Denim Blue and Powder Blue. Thank you, thank you, thank you Wendy :-)

Secret Crafter has stocks of all the new Promarker colours at £1.60 each and currently FREE p&p!!!

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Bee Crafty Challenge 13 - Make a Bookmark

Here's my first ever bookmark! I loved making it and used the fab freebie stack of books download from Bee Crafty and an owl stamped image (Magnolia I think?). I made the bookmark with a strip of card covered in MME paper from the Merry Days of Christmas range . The brown fibres are actually 4 lengths of garden string. I am definitely going to make more bookmarks now, thank you so much for the idea :-)

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Made some more coaster gifts...

I've been gluing and cutting round coasters like mad and made some more magnetic coaster calendars and some post-it note holders. I've added a stamped message onto the front post-it note as I hope to sell them at Christmas craft fairs/give them as Christmas gifts. I intend to add a bit of ribbon to the clips that don't currently have ribbon on but need to put these coasters away and make a few cards before I overdose on coasters ;-)

Lovely card from the lovely Skiergirl

Look at my lovely card from the lovely Skiergirl, in my fave colour too x

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Just Magnolia Challenge Week 22 - Embossing & Crafty Place Challenge - Lace

For my card I used one of my fave ever Magnolias - thank you Tams for sharing her with me! Coloured with ProMarkers. The papers, including an embossed paper are all MME Wild Asparagus, as is the decoupage flower in the top left corner. I coloured the K&Co paper lace with Blush ProMarker pen and part-covered the embossed paper with white lace. Hope you like it x

Creative Card Crew Challenge 26 - Have a fairy nice day

Here's my card for the CCC fairy challenge. I chose to cross stitch a fairy image (to have a change from stamping!) and think she looks quite pretty. I used DMC threads and a fairy alphabet chart from The World of Cross Stitching magazine - the card is for someone with a name beginning with K. The papers are DCWV Nana's Nursery, I so love these papers. I finished with some pale pink dew drops from Sarah's Cards and a bit of pink organza ribbon from my stash.

Passion for Promarkers Challenge - Week 16 Sandstone and Blue Pearl

I used a fab boy stamp from Nutcrafters for my image, papers from MME Wild Asparagus range, card candy dots from Craftwork Cards and some K&Co paper lace that I have coloured with Sandstone ProMarker pen.

Gorgeous cards I have received this week...

I received this card from the lovely Popkins, isn't it beautiful!!!

This gorgeous card is from Tom, I love all the flowers and thank you so very much for my die-cuts xxx

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Thomas and I made some cakes...

Thomas and I had a bit of a baking morning yesterday and we made these little cakes. I had nothing to do with the decorating!

Here is Thomas wearing his Ben 10 watch thingies decorating one of the cakes. "This is my one" he said once he'd finished it ;-)

Look what the postlady bought me...

This lovely cute cat card is from the lovely Alison (cgcockcroft). I love that cat, he is sooo sweet xxx

This massive amount of stash is from the beautiful Tams for 'winning' last month's alter a container challenge over on Crafty Place. Look at all those Magnolia stamped images - woohoo!!!!!!! Also a beautiful coaster calendar and a fat page and a decorated notebook and 2 cross stitch kits and loads of papers and all that other stuff in the pic. Thank you, thank you, thank you xxx

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Crafty Place Alter a Container for Xmas Challenge

This is my altered container, it is a bag of 24 little envelopes with questions, discussion topics and other bits (Christmas CD, 2 scratch cards and a decoration), one to be opened per day of advent.

I have used a brown paper food bag (bought from Home Bargains, 10 for 89p I think). I have covered the front and back of the bag with beautiful Imaginisce papers and added a kraft paper label to explain what to do with the contents of the bag.

Here are the envelopes that are hiding inside the bag, I bought some mini brown envelopes from ebay (thought afterwards that I could have used little brown money envelopes and that probably would have worked out cheaper) and decorated them with a little holly stamp from Elzybells.

This decoration was made from a Basic Grey pack of decorations I bought in the sale after last Christmas. All you do is fold and glue and add the string to hang.

Hope my mum and dad like their alternative advent calendar ;-)

Monday, 7 September 2009

Basic Grey Challenge - Week 3 Inspiration

I loved making this card and looking at the picture on the BG Challenge blog for inspiration. I used one of my favourite BG papers, such a favourite that I haven't used it before as it is so beautiful ;-) I have kept all the colours soft. I used a large square card blank from Craftwork Cards, cream Bazzill cardstock, beautiful BG Wisteria papers, Magnolia Tilda with flowers image coloured with ProMarkers, silver flower charm from ebay a while ago, embossed vellum (used for flowers in top left corner) was given to me - thank you Karen x, ivory organza ribbon from my stash. Hope you like it x

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Creative Card Crew Challenge 26 - Pink, Black & White

Here is my card for the latest Creative Card Crew challenge. I hope it's acceptable that I have some grey on one of the papers I've used? Papers were very kindly given to me, pink & black card is Bazzill, Christmas greeting circle is from Craftwork Cards, image is a beautiful freebie from Pollycraft, pink dew drop gems are from Sarah's Cards. I used ProMarkers to colour and lovely Stickles glitter glue to finish xxx

Friday, 4 September 2009

CRAFT Challenge 15 - Anything except a Card

This is my entry for the CRAFT Challenge - 'Anything except a card'. I have altered a tin (packaging from a Xmas pressie last year - had a Jamie Oliver mug inside). I have used K&Co Swell Noel papers that I bought in a sale somewhere online after Xmas 2008 and the tin will be a present for me to give this Xmas. I had the idea that I could add items to the tin that co-ordinated as I love the papers so I made/altered some other bits...

So inside the tin I've added a little package of cranberry teabags, a 2010 coaster calendar with a magnet on the back, a post-it note holder and a notebook & pen set.

I bought the little notebook from Tesco a few weeks ago (think they were 2 for £1 at the time). I have added paper to the front of the notebook and also wrapped around the pen. The little packet is cranberry teabags and I have simply added a sleeve of the paper and a flower.

This is a post-it note holder using a coaster and a clippy thing (bought a tub of them from Home Bargains for 99p) and a coaster calendar (calendar tab by Anita's - 99p for 10).

Passion for ProMarkers Challenge - Week 15 Girly & Glittery

This is my card for the current Passion for ProMarkers challenge. I am pretty new to using ProMarkers but I am in love with them already. I stuck to pink shades (blush, coral, dusky pink...) to colour my Magnolia girly in. I added some Stickles glitter glue to the flowers in her hair. My paper is from DCWV Nana's Nursery and is also glittered. The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards. The embossed vellum circle is from my lovely friend Karen and it's the first one of these I've actually used as I think they are too beautiful to use. Pink cardstock, adhesive pearls, flowers, brad and ribbon are all from my stash. Hope you like it, I really enjoyed making it x

Thursday, 3 September 2009

This lovely card was sent to me by Ali, thank you Ali, it's beautiful and I am very touched that you made one of yor first cards for me x

This beautiful lilac card is from the very wonderful Karen, along with a package of fab goodies, thank you so much Karen, lovely lady x