Wednesday, 30 June 2010

One for the Girls

One for the girls is the title of the first Challenge for A Pocket Full of Posies which as you can imagine must include flowers. This is another freebie digi image from here and she has got plenty of flowers!.
The floral backing paper is another from Bearly Mine Designs and the other one is another freebie I saved but again I'm not sure where from. The border is made with Tonic Studios border punches and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I am also enetering this for Create 4 Fun Challenge as I have used their sketch although I have just realised it should have had some text in the bottom corner which I haven't included, there wasn't really room.

I am now going to ask for some advice from all you talented ladies out there in Blogland. I am looking to buy a set of Promarker or Copic pens and wondered which you all prefer and the pros and cons of each. As it will be a costly investment I don't want to make a mistake and buy the wrong ones.

Thank you for lookiing.


Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Pink and Brown

This card was made a while ago but I thought it was suitable for this weeks One Stop Crafts Challenge which is Pink and Brown. The stamp is from a set I bought from Lakeland when they were selling craft items. I used Stampin Up Close to Cocoa ink and coloured it with watercolour pens. The tag is a Cuttlebug Die stamped with a sentiment from a Papermania set. The ribbon and rhinestones are pink but don't show up very well. The paper is another downloaded freebie but I can't remember where from.
It looks crooked in the picture but I can assure you it is straight in real life.

Thank you for looking.


Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Yuletide in June

Two posts in one day!! This is a record. Yesterday with temperatures well over 35 degrees and humidity of nearly 90% I sat with the Air Con on and made some Christmas Cards!!! Must be mad. Today it is cooler but blowing a gale but more comfortable, don't need the AC.
The Challenge for My Time To Craft is Yuletide in June. I had already had the idea for this card the other day when I was using the embossing folder for something else. It is one of the ones from Crafts Too. The design is made with Stamps from Rubber Tapestry. the word Noel is one stamp and the decoration is made with 3 tiny peg stamps. I stamped the Noel with Versamark and heat embossed it with gold and then added the decoration. A quick and simple card but I think quite stylish and light too for posting, especially from here as everything has to go airmail
I tried 2 different ways, on the second one I used an embossing pen on the stars and added gold embossing powder. I'm not sure which way I like best.
I am also entering this for Crafty Anns Challenge Blog which this week is Embossing.

Thank you for looking.


Twit Ta Whoo

This cute Owl is a stamp from the Honey and Hugs range by Papermania which I bought reduced at Easter and hadn't yet used. I have used the sketch from Sketch and Stash Challenge 38. Stamped with Stampin Up Close to Cocoa ink and coloured with Watercolour pencils. The backing sheet is a freebie from Bearly Mine Designs.  I have used Nestabilites Labels 13 for the mounts and the small flowers which are from the same stamp set.
I rather like the Pink and Brown colour combination.

I am also enetering this for A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge Good Luck / Best Wishes.

Thank you for looking


Tuesday, 22 June 2010

New Arrival

This card has been made with another free image from here. I do so love Anns images. The backing paper is some that I saved on my files but I don't remember where from. The corners are punched with a punch from a set I got in Hobbycraft when I first started card making and which I hardly ever use. I decided to make another Easel card as I like these for a change. I have used the sketch from Totally Papercrafts for this weeks challenge. Not quite sure about the colours, perhaps there is too much yellow?  The sentiment is from a set that I got at Easter and still hadn't used.

This will also be entered for Create 4 Fun Challenge 25  make a baby card.

Thank you for taking the time to look .


Sunday, 20 June 2010

One for the Boys

One for the boys is this weeks challenge for One Stop Craft Challenge. This is from the Crafters Companion Popcorn Mens CD and I have used the sketch from  Crafters Companion Challenge and intend to enter it there also although I have left off embelishments as I couldn't find anything suitable in my stash so I don't know if it will be elligable. The Pyramage and papers are all from Popcorn CDs
Quite a simple card really but nice to be able to make a mans card for a change.

Thank you for looking.


Thursday, 17 June 2010

Xtra Special

Just a quick post today (although this card has taken about 3 weeks to make because of my printer problems).
One of the ladies I meet up with when I am back in the UK will be 90 next month and she looks and acts no more than 75, she is an amazing lady. I was told her likes were Blue and pastel colours, Flowers and Butterflies so I think I have included everything.
This is another gatefold card using Nestabilities Mega Rectangles. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the paper is from Bearly Mine Designs. The pearls and ribbon which is a very pale blue are all from my stash. The butterfly is an holographic peel off mounted on acrylic and tiny pearls added.

This will be entered for My Time to Craft Challenge which this time is Xtra Special.  This lady is certainly that!

Thank you for looking


Wednesday, 16 June 2010

D I Y!!!!

 After the week I've had it is amazing that I have made any cards at all. You may remember I told you that my printer had thrown a wobbly. Well we eventually had to buy a new one, not really what we wanted as the old one was an all in one and this is a printer only. It was however all I was prepared to spend here for a printer with individual inks, even that was nearly twice what I would have paid in the UK for the same thing. Anyway after a few days it started refusing to print jpg and photos and then blocking the print menu. We had to unplug the printer and reboot the laptop to clear this. The lady from Cartridge World came out last Monday and spent over an hour trying to figure out what was wrong and decided it was probably a fault with my computer, Her husband a sofrtware engineer came on Saturday and spent nearly 2 hours and was still unable to find the fault so took everything home with him. Sunday evening I got a call to say they had fixed it. Monday we got in the car to go and fetch it and guess what!!!! the car wouldn't start. We had to get a new battery. When we eventually got everything home, it still wouldn't work, grhhhhhhhhhhh. Yesterday the lady from CW spent the morning trying to get some joy from HP but to no avail.
I have just had a call from CW to say that they will replace it with a new one  Hip Hip Hooray!!! Lets hope this one works, fingers criossed.
To top all this the kettle has sprung a leak!
Sorry for this rant but I just had to get it off my chest.


 Now down to the important thing. I thought this card would do for a man who perhaps is not the best of DIYers!!!
The stamp and sentiment are from the Daisy and Dandelion range. I think this is Marshmallow. The papers are from a pad I have had for ages. I think they are Papermania for Men.  The corners are made with a photo corner punch.

This will be entered for One Stop Crafts challenge as this is their sketch by my friend Chrissie.

Totally Papercraft Challenge Animal Magic

and Charisma Cardz Challenge Spots and Stripes.

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Pink and Blue

I'm not sure if this is a bit too sugary, but here goes. This is another image from here coloured with Maryvy water colour pens. There are some wonderful free images here, and so cute. I used a backing sheet from a K&Co pad that I have had for ages and tried to match the card etc to it. Perhaps the image could have been a bit bigger. I use my new Nestablities Label 13.
This is for an entry in The Cuttlebug Spot Challenge using their sketch. I have used my Border embossing folders on the pink card. The lace is some from my stash, (can't remeber where I got it) and the pearls just add a bit of life to the embossing. The flowers are again from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Thank you for looking.


Thursday, 3 June 2010

Orange and Green

This is another of the freebie images from here  isn't she a real cutie. This time I've used Marvy Water colour Pens and Watercolour  pencils. The papers are some I had stored on my Puter (not sure were from!)  The green paper ribbon I coloured with a Marvy pen. The sentiment I made myself on Word, it took nearly as long to work it out as it did to make the rest of the card! When I get back to the UK I will have to find somewhere to get some more lessons.
All a bit bright but I think it works. My colours are rather limited, but perhaps when my life is sorted out again and I get settled I will be able to afford to invest some Promarkers or Copics. I'm not certain which is the best as some people like one and some the other.

I am entering it for the Create 4 Fun challenge using their sketch.

Thank you for looking. I appreciate your comments.


Tuesday, 1 June 2010


This is a free digi stamp from  / which I coloured with Watercolour pencil and Marvy Watercolour pens. Although it doen't show very well on the picture she has pink and yellow sripy socks!  The backing sheets are from . I punched a border with a Tonic Studios border punch. The flowers are from
which I have added pearls to the centres.
This will be entered for the following challnges have used the sketch from here. Circles

I think it will also qualify for this Pearls and Swirls as I have embossed the pink circle with C/B Divine Swirls  folder and added pearls.

I think these are all OK.

Thank you for looking. I appreciate all your kind comments.