This card is for The Sugar Bowl Challenge number 42 - Lilian's Sketch, featuring pearls. The stamp is from Sugar Nellie and is coloured with ProMarkers. The papers are MME and pearls are from Papermania, bargain 49p at Hobbycraft!
Monday, August 30, 2010
Another cute stamp from Lili of the Valley (links in previous posts). Made this card for the Cute Thursday Challenge 127 - no dies allowed! Coloured the stamp with ProMarkers. The papers are from My Mind's Eye. Snowflake charm is from Pink Gem Crafts.
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
'Let's Go Dotty' was the offer from Lili of the Valley this week. Why not?! Here's my card for the challenge. Isn't this little girl just so cute. The dotty papers are from Papermania. Border punch is Martha Stewart. The embossing folder I used is Tim Holtz from Sizzix.
Friday, August 27, 2010
Card for the Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge. Background card has been run through my Cuttlebug using a couple of Christmas embossing folders. The image is from Lili of the Valley and is coloured with Promarkers then highlighted with Stickles glitter glue. The snowflakes are a Cuttlebug die.
What an invite! Make something sparkle. We all love that - don't we? Made this card for the Wild Orchid Challenge. Wild Orchid have the most gorgeous paper flowers and one day I'll treat myself to lots of them! The stamp is from Lili of the Valley and is coloured with ProMarkers. Papers are from Basic Grey.
The challenge this week on Simon Says Challenge is to use paper piecing, a technique that I love. I used this little Lili of the Valley guy (I know over use, but I now have new LOTV to play with). I used a Tim Holtz Sizzix embossing folder for the card. The small ship is a Quickutz die. Coloured the little guy in with ProMarkers.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
The theme on A Spoonfull of Sugar this week is either a recipe (add one ribbon, 3 flowers and 2 buttons) or a shaker card (or both). I chose the recipe. I used a stamps from Pink Gem (girl and sentiment), coloured with ProMarkers. Papers are Basic Grey.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
The theme on Passion for ProMarkers this week is a sketch+Autumn. The papers I've used are from my stash, ribbon is from packaging on an old Molton Brown kit and swirls are Tim Holtz die. Leaves are cut with a Papermania punch and emboss. Stamp is a Gorjuss Girl by Suzanne Woolcott and is from Funky Kits.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Made this card for The Pink Elephant Challenge sketch. While looking for Christmas stamps that I had 'tidied away' last year I found some stamps I hadn't used for a while. This dress stamp is from a set by Hero Arts. The papers are from Basic Grey. Dresses coloured with ProMarkers. I used a mask when stamping the dresses.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
A little different this one! Made this card for the Secret Crafter Challenge 97 - theme is blue and cream. I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink for the background - applied with his sponge applicator. The swirl/heart stamp is from Hero Arts. Tim's flowers are cut from Grungepaper and coated with the same ink as the background. The leaves are a Martha Stewart punch.
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
Here's a card for Stamping for the Weekend challenge No 45 - Anything Goes. The papers are from My Mind's Eye and were a freebie in a craft magazine recently. Stamp details in previous post (sorry for repeated use of this little guy, but I just adore him!) I coloured him in with (shock, horror) Tim Holtz Distress Inks and a water brush and used ProMarkers (phew!) for skintone/hair. The boat in the circle is from Paper Artsy.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
This is the card I made for this week's sketch challenge on the Lili of the Valley blog. I'm sorry (again) I don't know what make the paper is as it's a loose page from a pad. I do, however, know tht the gorgeous stamp is from Lili of the Valley and is coloured with ProMarkers.
Monday, August 16, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Last week was our Silver Wedding Anniversary. I rememer my wedding well, I was just 15 years old *joke*! We spent the week at Windermere Suites, a fabulous 5* hotel. On our anniversary we went to Miller Howe for a meal. The meal was lovely and I couldn't help but share the photos with you (and I've run out of new crafty type photos for the moment).
The views were towards the Langdale Pikes and, or course, Lake Windermere. We started with hors d'oeuvres - the carrot crisps were magnificent! First course (not photographed for some reason) was carrot soup and was creamy and delicious. The chosen starters were salmon and twice baked cheese souffle. Mains were pork and beef. I couldn't manage a pudding, but my husband had the chocolote option! Coffee and petit fours were served in the conservatory. Couldn't manage the chocolates, so decided to bring them home. Found them yesterday squashed and melted in my handbag! Oops.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
Monday, August 09, 2010
Sunday, August 08, 2010
I made this card for the Challenge on Simon Says. The theme is Sing it - make a card where a song title is the inspiration. I chose 'You Got a Friend in Me' the theme from the fabulous Toy Story films. The image is from Elzybells and is coloured with ProMarkers. Background paper from my stash, text is a HOTP stamp.
Saturday, August 07, 2010
Friday, August 06, 2010
Bought some blank canvas bags from Hobbycraft a while ago (less than £1) and eventually got round to decorating one. I love this Gorjuss Girl from Funky Kits. I coloured her with ProMarkers - bled a little round the edges, but still looks ok. I added a couple of flowers that I've had since Lakeland sold off their craft stuff :O
Thursday, August 05, 2010
Wednesday, August 04, 2010
Made this card for the Sketch Saturday Challenge, number 114. The stamp I've used is from Elzybells (remember the 50% sale - bargains to be had!) Background patterned paper is from Basic Grey, brads are Papermanis, grey card is Core'dinations (through the Cuttlebug). The tag is from some clothing - it says 'George' on th back, which I thought was apt!
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Made this card for this week's challenge on Simon Says Stamp. The stamp I used is from Elzybells and is coloured with ProMarkers. Background paper is from my stash (sorry, can't remember which make). I added extra 'bubbles' using a Quickutz die.
Made this card for the Sketch and Stash Challenge (No 41). The stamp is from Lili of the Valley and is coloured with ProMarkers. Background paper, that I have managed to cut the name off, is probably Basic Grey. Green card is K & Co, lace is from my stash (Lakeland) and glass 'blobs' are from Crafty Notions.
Monday, August 02, 2010
Here's my ATC for the Alphabet Swap I am involved with. M is for Menagerie! I love this stamp from Paper Artsy. Background is made with Tim Holtz foam applicator and Distress Inks. Various birds are coloured with ProMarkers. The owl is 'paper-pieced'.