Wednesday, 19 December 2007
Sunday, 16 December 2007
Wednesday, 12 December 2007
Tuesday, 11 December 2007
Monday, 10 December 2007
This week is my turn (Saffa) to set the dare!I love the stripey candy sticks that are around at this time of year so inspired by this I challenge you all to create a card featuring stripes of some kind, the occasion is up to you but you must use some form of stripes on your card. Maybe stamps, or paper, or ribbon...
Sunday, 9 December 2007
Saturday, 8 December 2007
Friday, 7 December 2007
Off to make some mince pies for tomorrows christmas fair!
Thursday, 6 December 2007
Wednesday, 5 December 2007
After seeing this around on a few blogs recently I decided to take a look at the Sisterhood of the Blogging Stampers last night. It looks like fun and a great way of finding more blogging buddies! If you are interested pop on over, there is still space in group 4 but they seem to fill up fast!
A bit about me for the group : I am married with 4 children aged between 7 and 14 and although I don't go out to work there still never seems to be enough hours in the day. I love cardmaking and do a bit of scrapbooking when I can fit it in. I have been making cards now for about 3 years although if you count cross- stitched cards it is probably more like 13 years! I have only been playing with bits of paper and stamping for about 3 though.
Tuesday, 4 December 2007
Monday, 3 December 2007
I have done this before so I shall keep it short and sweet!
-Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
-Share 7 random and or weird things about yourself.
-Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.
-Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
1. I make every greeting card I send, I haven't bought a card for at least 2 years!
2. I love mountains, just as well living amongst them.
3. My first crafting was making tiny clothes for my dolls with scraps of material and lace.
4. My fave christmas song is The Pogues and Kirsty McColl's Fairytale in New York.
5. I love Christmas and my tree is already up.
6. My fave way to relax at night is to curl up infront of a log fire.
7. I love silence and often sit and craft in complete silence.
I will bend the rules as I have already tagged people for this one but please let me know if you haven't done this one yet and I will tag you!
This week its Rhi here to Dare you... and the theme is to do with our feathered friends!(Are you remembering to feed them now it's chilly out)Robins, love birds, cartoon birds, stamped birds, paper pieced birds, dingbat birds. Its up to you. I dare you to make a card with a bird or birds on, it doesn't have to be a real species, the more weird and wonderful the better!
Sunday, 2 December 2007
Friday, 30 November 2007
This is my entry for the Scrummy Stash Cafe challenge set by Samm:
It's my turn, Samm, to set the challenge today.
I challenge you to make a card or layout using just ONE colour, you can use different shades of the same colour, but just the one. I'll allow patterned paper, as long as the majority of that pattern contains the colour you choose.
I cheated a bit stamping onto cream cardstock but I have actually chalked the background in brown, it looks darker inreal life!
It also fits into the Papertake Weekly Challenge to have 3 images on your card! I haven't had much time this week so I have needed to double up my challenges!
Thursday, 29 November 2007
Wednesday, 28 November 2007
Monday, 26 November 2007
Friday, 23 November 2007
Song without words
I would like you to create a card inspired by a song or a carol - it could be for Christmas or not! (you may have got all your Christmas cards done by now...) BUT there is a twist. the words of the song are NOT to be seen on the front of the card. You could leave it to us to guess! Have fun!
Thursday, 22 November 2007
Wednesday, 21 November 2007
Tuesday, 20 November 2007
Monday, 19 November 2007
Sunday, 18 November 2007
Saturday, 17 November 2007
Friday, 16 November 2007
Thursday, 15 November 2007
I seem to have developed a little bit of a fixation with old cardboard boxes....! My dare this week is to use some corrugated card on your card - it could be corrugated craft card or an old box etc. taken to pieces :) You could make the card blank from it or die cut shapes etc...
Wednesday, 14 November 2007
Supplies: White and blue cardstock, Doodlebug patterned paper, Felt paper, Dovecraft brads, ribbon and cord were freebies from a while back. Hearts are hand drawn and hand cut.
Tuesday, 13 November 2007
Monday, 12 November 2007
Saturday, 10 November 2007
Friday, 9 November 2007
Supplies: White and pink cardstock, Creating Keepsakes patterned paper, K & Co chipboard word, Scissor Sisters sweet bella blooms, mulberry flowers, buttons from stash, Papermania adhesive stones, velvet rikrak from Ribbon Oasis.
Thursday, 8 November 2007
Wednesday, 7 November 2007
Tuesday, 6 November 2007
The 4x4 challenge is to use faux postage and Saturday Stampers was collage. For some reason I usually think of these two together, I think they go so well so this card is for both challenges. I don't often think of doing a collage so it is great to be set one as a challenge.
Supplies: White and green cardstock, Paper from a pack I have had ages, Documentation label is a freebie from a magazine, stamps are from an INkadinkado set 'Merry Christmas Postage', Primas, Dovecraft brads and some ribbon from my stash.
Monday, 5 November 2007
After a busy weekend I finally got around to doing Beate's weekend sketch #26. Yet another Christmas card but I am hoping to have them all made by early December as I will have lots to mail this year.
Supplies: White and burgundy cardstock, DCWV Christmas stack paper, Stamp by Panduro, Papermania ribbon, Dovecraft brad, wire and beads from stash.
Sunday, 4 November 2007
I made this last week for some friends having a joint birthday party but couldn't share until after the party!
Supplies: ~White and black cardstock, Lola images from Pink Petticoat, Circular wording made in word, ribbon from Ribbon Oasis, Making Memories cheeky flat clip, Papermania adhestive stones, button and beads from stash.
Friday, 2 November 2007
Any theme goes, so for those of you needing a break from Christmas crafting this is the perfect opportunity to have a change. All styles are welcome but there MUST be an element of handcutting somewhere. It could be a greeting, a shape, letters printed on your pc and handcut, anything goes as long as you did it by hand.
Thursday, 1 November 2007
I decided to try doing the Papertake Weekly Challenge which for this week is Winter Warmers! This is the first time I have even seen this challenge but I am sure I will be back! I used the Sketch this:cards layout for this week.
Wednesday, 31 October 2007
This week Cynthia or Rainbow Lady as she is better known set the challenge over at Arty Girlz. She asked us to use just 3 colours from the rainbow spectrum. Being Halloween I decided it had to be a Halloween card which also tied in with the 4x4 friday challenge to use pumpkin or Halloween or both! So here it is a Halloween Pumpkin card with the colours orange, green and just a touch of blue! 2 great challenges in 1 card!
Supplies: Black and white cardstock, Little Sizzles patterned paper, Stickers from Asda, Papermania brads, Unsure of make of ribbon.
Tuesday, 30 October 2007
The ingredients you need to use on your cards are:
and lashings of ribbon!
What sort of card you make is up to you this time - as long as you've got all those ingredients on there the choice is yours.
Monday, 29 October 2007
Sunday, 28 October 2007
Friday, 26 October 2007
I have 5 questions to answer!
1. If you could have 100.00 worth of scrapbook paper or assorted embellishments, which would you choose? So tough! I would prefer half and half but given that I have to choose today I would choose embellishments, because you can never have enough!
2. If you had to choose between using only stamps or rubons, which would you choose? Oh, you are mean, how can I choose? Ok, stamps, no rub-ons, no stamps!
3. If you knew how to do both awesome cards and layouts but could only do one for a whole year...which would you do? No contest here, cards no probs, I dabble in scrapbooking but only for myself, making some family albums but hey, they can wait a year, couldn't put my cards on hold though!
4. Would you rather own a scrapbooking store or have your own scrapping room at home...(can't have both he he he) Own room definitely, although I would love to languish all day in a store I wouldn't want to have to do the tedious paperwork!
5. And last but not least, what is your CURRENT cardmaking or scrapping style....Now this can be tough to nail down!This is tough as it is whatever takes my fancy at the time. I am using quite a lot of stitching just now and matting which I love. I love my cards to be covered with gorgeous things, lots of ribbon and bling!
Now for the hardest part, to pick only 5 people to tag!
1. Andrea at Andrea's World
2. Marlou at Scrapping with Love
3. Dawn at Daily Scrapping Inspiration
4. Anne at Always making stuff
5. Vanessa at Ellepiggo
Thursday, 25 October 2007