Thursday 29 May 2008

Cute Card Thursday ~ Patterned Paper

This week on Cute Card Thursday the theme is Patterned Paper!
I love my new Basic Grey 'Archaic' pad for men and boys cards at the moment so I delved through it for these lovely masculine papers.
This week we have more fabulous blog candy, Andrea Miller of Kaboodle Doodles has offered one lucky winner some downloads of her fabulous paper designs.
Many thanks to my good friend Debbie for supplying me with this fabulous Hanglar image, he is so adorable! This card is for my bro, hopefully he won't see this as it is only going in the mail today! Aged it a bit by knocking the edges of the card and did some faux ageing on the stamped out paper bits.
Supplies: Cardstock ~ cream textured, olive plain
DP ~ Basic Grey 'Archaic'
Stamps ~ Hanglar'fishing boy', Magnolia 'signpost', Autumn Leaves 'ticket stamp' and 'for the record 2'
Embellishments ~ Dovecraft brads

Wednesday 28 May 2008

Sweet Sugar Challenges ~ something different

This week on Sweet Sugar Challenges the brief was to make something different, other than the usual card! I had this old jar kicking around and decided to 'pimp' it.
I love the saving for a rainy day expression and how appropriate I had just bought this fabulous new Maggie stamp!
I may have gone overboard with the ribbons etc, I just didn't know where to stop!

Supplies: Tools ~ Cuttlebug, nestabilities
DP ~ Laura Ashley
Stamp ~ Sugar Nellie 'Splashing Maggie'
Embellishments from stash

Tuesday 27 May 2008

A Spoon Full of Sugar ~ Summertime

It is here! The launch of the new A Spoon Full of Sugar challenge!
The very first challenge has been set, the theme is
A lovely easy first challenge for everyone to play along, come on, get out your Nellies! You are also allowed to use the new Rachelle Anne Miller range, so what you waiting for?
Pop on over and take a look at the fabulous new stamp on offer as blog candy for one very lucky participant who will be drawn at random next week!
Also you can see more fabulous design team cards to inspire you along with links to the DT blogs so you can check out even more fabulous creations!
I used a Z fold card for my base, my stamp is one of the fabulous new collection by Elisabeth Bell, this one is called Summer Ice Cream. I love this one as makes me think of my youngest DD with our little dog, so once again I have coloured the dog to look like ours!

Supplies: Cardstock ~ cream textured, navy textured and DCWV matstack blue
DP ~ DCWV The Far East Mat Stack (thanks again Bernie)
Stamp ~ Sugar Nellie 'Summer Ice Cream'
Embellishments ~ Flora doodle flowers, Dovecraft brads, photo turn, ribbon and charm from stash

Saturday 24 May 2008

New Challenge!

Some exciting news!
Pop along to the A Spoon Full of Sugar challenge blog and add it to your bookmarks ready for Tuesday when the first challenge will go live!
You can use Sugar Nellie images and also the new Rachelle Anne Miller images so a great opportunity to use those fabby new stamps!
Best of all, there is blog candy to be given away!

Next a couple of awards.
Isn't this one so cool? I love it, the very talented and sweet Bernie of Crafty B gave me this award, thank you so much Bernie and you rock my socks too!

Isn't this pic just fab?
I love this award, circle of friends, it is so hilarious!
My lovely friend and crafting buddy Debbie of Crafting Fairy gave me this award for being in her new Design Team, see the above new challenge ! Thank you so much Deb, it is such an honour!
Who to pass them onto is always so difficult as you all deserve them so I will have a little think about it!
I hope you are all having a fabulous weekend!

Thursday 22 May 2008

CCT ~ Sketch challenge

The challenge this week on Cute Card Thursday is a fabulous sketch by Katharina.
This week we have some scrumptious blog candy to give away, some Bootiful Stampz very kindly donated by the very talented Sally at Aunty's store
you can see a picture of them under the challenge post for this week, they are so cute!
While you are there take a peek at the DT's cards, they are so amazing, then pop in to check out the blogs and the fantastic cards they make.
Supplies: Tools ~ Cuttlebug, nestabilities, scalloped edge scissors
Cardstock ~ Cream textured, dark pink and white creative smooth
DP ~ Autumn Leaves (I think , it came in a RAK from Bernie and I got it all mixed up)
Stamp ~ Hanglar
Embellishments ~ Sticker, half pearls and ribbon from stash

Saturday 17 May 2008

Tilda & friends Glorious Green

This week on Tilda & friends ATC challenge the theme is 'Glorious Green'.
This was quite a quick make as I seem to be so short of time just now.
I hope you are all having a fantastic weekend!

Supplies: Tools ~ sewing machine
DP ~ Basic Grey 'two scoops'
Stamps ~ Magnolia 'Tilda in heart dress' Autumn Leaves ticket stamp
Embellishments ~ Flowers 'flora doodles' and 'scissor sisters sweet bella blossom' Papermania adhesive stones

Thursday 15 May 2008

Cute Card Thursday ~ Vacation/travel

This is my card for the Cute Card Thursday challenge which this week is a
vacation/travel theme.
We have been given a fabulous Magnolia 'Paris Tilda' stamp to give away this week so the holiday theme was very obvious to us!
I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to use this fabby new stamp from Sugar Nellie, it is Hamish and Maggie 'rockpool fun'. I really enjoyed colouring this one!

Supplies: Cardstock ~ Cream textured, brown and olive, white creative smooth
DP ~ Basic Grey 'Archaic'
Stamp ~ Sugar Nellie 'Rockpool fun'
Embellishments ~ Love Elsie ' toby' sticker, brads, ribbon and seahorse charm from stash

Monday 12 May 2008

Ismaki #12 & Saturday's workout

I made this card using Ismaki sketch 12 and also used a faux linen background for the challenge over at Saturday's workout! I added some bling for the option of 'sparkle' at Ismaki and the linen background was some fab textured card that I rubbed down with sandpaper to show up the white core. I also distressed around the edges.
Supplies: Tools ~ sewing machine
Cardstock ~ Cream textured, brown and olive textured from DCWV mat stack
DP ~ Basic Grey 'Mellow'
Stamps ~ Hanglar
Embellishments ~ Sticker, MM cheeky flat clip and some flat backed blingy stones from stash

Sunday 11 May 2008

New blog!

No creating done this weekend so far, weather has been too nice to stay indoors! The garden is getting the attention this week!
If you like to see photos like this one I have just launched my photographic blog which you can see here I will be adding many more photos of animals and scenes!

Hope you are all having a great weekend!
Thanks for visiting!

Thursday 8 May 2008

Cute Card Thursday Challenge ~ Gems and Jewels

The Cute Card Thursday challenge this week is to use gems or jewels.
We have been given some gorgeous Zoomz from Kay at Stamp Galaxy so these will go to one of this week's participants chosen at random.
The design team cards are fantastic do pop on over to check out all their blogs!
Supplies: Cardstock ~ cream textured, brown and white creative smooth
DP ~ Basic Grey Mellow, DCWV Old World, some from RAK from CraftyB!
Stamp ~ Hanglar
Embellishments ~ Dovecraft Charm brad, Woodstone Collection Sticker, Papermania Adhesive stones, ribbon from stash

Wednesday 7 May 2008

Tilda and friends ATC ~ Bugs

The Tilda and friends ATC challenge this week has a bug theme! the only Magnolia bug I have is the dragonfly so I supplemented it with the sheep and a Studio G butterfly and snail! I used some paper from my RAK from Bernie, thanks again B, they are all gorgeous!

Stamps ~ Magnolia 'sheep' 'dragonfly' Studio G 'snail' 'butterfly' 'flower'

Tuesday 6 May 2008

Red Panda and RAK

One of the reasons for my internet absence over the weekend. We went off to see this gorgeous creature on saturday! It is a red panda, they are so cute and we were lucky to be there during feeding time! They live at the Highland Wildlife Park near Kingussie in Scotland so if you are ever near, it is so worth a visit. They do such fantastic work there!
I have tons more great photos but I will start up a new wildlife blog as soon as I get some time.

I got this fabulous RAK delivered over the weekend from Bernie of CraftyB!
Thank you so much Bernie, it is all fabulous stash, I love it all and can't wait to use it! The papers are gorgeous and I don't have any of them so you can imagine the oohs and ahhs when I started looking through them!
I hope you all had a fantastic weekend, it was amazing that we in the Uk did so well with our Bank Holiday weather! It was so lovely to see the kids out in their summer clothes yesterday!