Tuesday, 30 September 2008

a Spoonful of Sugar ~ Camilla's sketch

This week at A Spoonful of Sugar we have another fabulous sketch, this time designed by the ultra talented Camilla!
I needed this card for my BIL's birthday so I used the very mature looking Edwin from the Summer collection by Magnolia. Think he looks very smart, all dressed up!
There is a fabby prize to give away again this week this time a very sweet Lola with Flowers stamp by Sugar Nellie!
Make sure you check out the DT cards, they are as always fabulous!

Supplies: DP ~ Crate 'Taylor collection'
Stamps ~ Magnolia
Tools ~ SU round tab punch, nestabilities, cuttlebug
Embellishments ~ buttons, Doodlebug frills, letraset rub ons.

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Cute Card Thursday ~ Lots of Sparkle

The Cute Card Thursday Challenge theme this week is
lots of sparkles!
Christmas sprung to mind and I couldn't wait any longer to use this gorgeous Whiff of Joy image.
I have also been desperate to try one of these criss cross cards, I always think they look so elegant and this Willow image definitely called for a little elegance!
This week we have a sweet little 'Christmas Honey' stamp from Sugar Nellie to give away to one lucky participant chosen at random next week!
The rest of the Design Team have made some amazing cards, pop on over to check out the challenge and get some inspiration!

Supplies: DP ~ Basic Grey 'Figgy Pudding'
Stamps ~ Whiff of joy 'Willow with lantern', Studio G sentiment, Basic Grey flourishes
Embellishments ~ Flower nd leaves Prima 'festive christmas pail', Papermania adhesive stones, velvet ribbon from Ribbon Oasis. Lace from stash.

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

A Spoonful of Sugar ~ so charming

This week the theme on A Spoonful of Sugar is
So charming!
You can either use charms or a charming image!
I found lots more of these brown bags last week while clearing out a cupboard so just had to make another paper bag card, love them!
I kept the front fairly plain on this one to show off the charms.

The inside, a sweet Whiff of Joy stamp and a sticker quote and some gorgeous Prima flowers!

the close ups!
Do pop on over to check out the challenge, there is another fabulous prize for one lucky participant and lots of fabulous inspiration from the rest of the design team!

Supplies: brown paper bag

Stamp: Whiff of Joy ' Guardian angel' by Elisabeth Bell

DP: Basic Grey

Embellishments: Prima flowers, heart charms from Jeneca beads

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Cute Card Thursday ~ Food

The theme on Cute Card Thursday this week is
Willow with cookies from Whiff of Joy designed by Elisabeth Bell seemed perfect for this theme and I was thrilled to find I had the perfect rub-on to go with the image! The papers are Love Elsie 'Noel' love this range!
We have fabulous candy to give away very kindly donated by Bea from
The DT cards are so gorgeous, pop on over and check them out, they have more photos on their blogs too with information on how their cards were made!
and the inside, more studio G stamps, how cute are these christmas lights?
Supplies: DP ~ Love Elsie 'Noel'
Stamps ~ Whiff of Joy 'Willow with cookies' Studio G 'xmas lights'
Embellishments ~ Flower and leaf Prima, metal flower spacer from Ebay, Lace, rub-on and board button from stash

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

A spoonful of sugar ~ Christmas!

I am a bit late with my post today! This week on A spoonful of sugar the theme is
yey, great excuse to get a start on your Christmas cards although the amount I am seeing as I go blurfing I am sure everyone is well ahead already!
I love this stamp from Sugar Nellie, it is another Elisabeth Bell designed stamp of Honey and Snowman, little Honey is so adorable, I had to colour her dress red as my eldest had a beautiful red coat in a similar style to this when she was about 18 months, it always looked very festive!
Do pop on over and check out the challenge there is a fantastic Sugar Nellie stamp to be given away and also some amazing cards by the design team!
the inside, decorated with another Studio G stamp, I knew when I bought them last year they would be very useful eventually!Supplies: DP~Basic Grey 'fruitcake'
Stamps ~ Sugar Nellie 'Honey with Snowman', Studio G
Embellishments ~ Prima flowers and leaf, spacers from Ebay, Dovecraft brads, Charms from Jeneca Beads, Ribbon recycled from Thornton's chocolate box!

Friday, 12 September 2008

Angel ~ Friday Sketchers

I coloured this sweet Whiff of Joy Guardian Angel 'Melinda helping angel' earlier this week, she is my favourite of the angels! I wasn't sure what to do with her until I saw the sketch by Heidi over at Friday Sketchers! The slim image fit the sketch perfectly!
I will have to add another photo to show the gloss on the plate, I used a 3d gloss and it really looks like a piece of china, I also added some stickles to the wings.
I haven't done the inside yet, I will add another pic of that too when I get it made.
Supplies: DP~ Basic Grey
Stamps ~ Whiff of Joy 'Melinda helping Angel'
Embellishments ~ Prima flower and leaf, rub-ons, ribbon and buttons from stash
Quick post as it is late, hope you all have a fantastic weekend, thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Cute Card Thursday ~ Cats and Dogs

This week on Cute Card Thursday the theme is Cats and Dogs!
Debbie Moore who designs for Spiral Whisper, has donated some fabulous downloads to one lucky winner, go check them out, they are so cute!
I used my fabulous lion stamp from Debbie's safari stamp set available from Spiral Whisper, I don't have anything jungle themed to go with them but thought the Magnolia leaves from the Summer Club collection would work a treat.
Don't forget to check out the rest of the design team's fabulous creations!
For extra dimension I added another layer of leaves. The ribbon closes the whole thing as it is actually an image holder!
Supplies: DP ~ Basic Grey 'Mellow'
Stamps ~ Spiral Whisper 'safari set' designed by Debbie Moore, Magnolia 'leaves'
Embellishments ~ Ribbon from Ribbon Oasis, sentiment made with letraset rub-ons

Willow drinking hot chocolate ~ autumn

As soon as I saw this image of Whiff of Joy's Willow I knew I had to have it! She is so adorable and she always makes me think of my eldest, this one especially as she also loves her hot chocolate always with cream and marshmallows! With the recent cold wet weather we have been having I was so ready to do an autumnal card! A lucky coincidence that Stamp Something challenge has a fall theme and Papertake Weekly also has an autumn theme! I am so thrilled to have found time to enter some more challenges at last!
I used a very fine wire to make this spiral to decorate the flower and added some tiny beads.
The inside, a fab Studio G stamp again to decorate, simple but effective!
Supplies: Cardstock ~ SU chocolate chip
DP ~ Basic Grey ' Perhaps'
Stamps ~ Whiff of Joy 'Willow with hot chocolate', Studio G 'sentiment and mug', Basic Grey 'Wintertime' , corner stamps unknown make.
Embellishments ~ Prima flowers, Kaiser flower (small cream), other items of unknown origin.

Blog Candy Alert

Nikki aka Bunny Zoe is celebrating her 20,000 hits! She is giving away a gorgeous High Hopes stamp and also a Basic Grey Pad! Pop on over and leave her a comment to take part!

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

A Spoonful of Sugar ~ sketch by Nikki

We had a fantastic sketch to follow for this week's challenge over at
it was designed by super talented Nikki
it is such a great sketch, pop on over to check out the challenge, the fabulous prize and some amazing DT cards!
I used my fabulous Sugar Nellie 'Winter Nellie', first time I have coloured her up, I seem to be saying that a lot and yet I still buy more stamps!
and a close up of this cute little Nellie!
The inside, my Studio G christmas stamps are perfect for decorating the inside of the card!
I hope everyone had a great weekend, thank you for visiting!
Supplies: DP ~ Basic Grey 'Figgy Pudding'
Stamps ~ Sugar Nellie 'Winter Nellie', Studio G sentiment and tree
Embellishments ~ All flowers Prima, flower centres from Ebay, Dovecraft brads, Tree charm from Jeneca Beads, all other items of unknown origin.

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Cute Card Thursday ~ Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink is the theme for Cute Card Thursday this week! I decided on very pretty Claudia the artist by Elisabeth Bell from Sugar Nellie, I knew she would look great in pink!
I can't believe it has taken me until now to colour her!
We have a fantastic new stamp to give away this week, a very cute and sweet Martha who is an Inklebods stamp kindly donated by the very talented Charli!
check out the challenge for some inspiration from our amazing design team and also their blogs for even more wonderful creations.

Supplies: DP ~ Sandylion ~ Kelly Panacci 'paisley pink'
Stamp ~ Sugar Nellie 'Claudia the artist'
Embellishments ~ Flora Doodle flower from Joanna Sheen, Scissor sisters flowers, Papermania adhesive pearls, stones from RAK from Chris, Coaster from RAK from Camilla, sticker from RAK from Bernie

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

ASOS ~ Anything but a card

The challenge this week on A Spoonful of Sugar is
Anything but a card!
Very good timing as I bought a bracelet for my daughter's birthday pressie but it came in a boring box. I covered the box with pretty paper (wouldn't do that again, much easier and quicker to make a new box from scratch) added a Bella, this one is so my daughter, and some pretty embellishments. Didn't go overboard as she is a teenager and hey, that just wouldn't be cool or she wouldn't care! I was told this morning she doesn't care if she has a cake today! She had a huge birthday party here on saturday night so I think she is suffering from an anti-climax, that and exhaustion as they had 5 hours sleep on saturday night, if they were lucky!
If you were wondering where I was all weekend, I had a houseful of teenagers from thursday night to sunday afternoon! I hardly got out of the kitchen! We did them burgers and pizzas at the party and when we put them on the table they all ran for them like they hadn't seen food in a week! Can you imagine 50 hungry teens running at you?

There is some fabulous blog candy on offer to one lucky participant kindly donated by Dottydocrafts. Pop on over to the see the prize and also the fabulous creations by the rest of the design team, I nearly didn't want to add mine they are so amazing!
Supplies: Empty cardboard box
DP ~ Kaiser bought from Traceyjanescrafts
Stamps ~Bella, ticketed by Autumn Leaves
Embellishments ~ Scissor sisters flower, charm and spacer from Jeneca beads, ribbon from Ribbon Oasis