Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Sugar Bowl Challenge 42

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

Cute Card Thursday Challenge 127

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

Stamp Something Challenge 'Back to School'

Thank you Stamp Something for another reason to use my new favourite stamp. This stamp is from Lili of the Valley. The stars are Quickutz and the brads are from Basic Grey. Image is coloured with Promarkers.

Colour Create Challenge 52

This card is for the Challenge on Colour Create (52). The theme is pastels - green, yellow and lilac. Tough colour combination. The stamp is from Lili of the Valley. The papers are K&Co.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Lili of the Valley Challenge - Dots

'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.

Just Magnolia Challenge Week 70

Just Magnolia Challange sketch entry. I love this Father Christmas stamp from Magnolia. He is coloured with Promarkers. Background papers are from Basic Grey.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 64

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.

Wild Orchid Challenge - Make it Sparkle

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.

Simon Says Challenge - Paper Piecing

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

ProMarker Challenge 29

The ProMarker Challenge this week is to add a charm to your card and, of course, to use ProMarkers. I used this cute Lili of the Valley schoolgirl.

A Spoonfull of Sugar Challenge 118

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

Passion for ProMarkers

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.

Cupcake Craft 105

Made this card for the Cupcake Craft Challenge 105 (blue and green). Found this stamp while looking for something else. The papers are from Basic Grey. The stamp is Hero Arts and is coloured ProMarkers. The 'water' in the vase is Glossy Accents.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Pink Elephant Challenge Blog

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.

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 63

Made this card based on the sketch challenge on Sweet Sketch Wednesday (No 63). Background paper is from K&Co. The image is the cute Lili of the Valley boy playing games. Who doesn't have a husband/son or even daughter who is often in a similar pose? I coloured him with ProMarkers.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Sketch Saturday 117

Made this card for the Sketch Saturday Challenge No 117. I used a Lili of the Valley stamp with K&Co papers.

Totally Gorjuss Challenge 44 - Star

Totally Gorjuss want to see stars on this week's challenges. This little Gorjuss Girl has a built in star! Background papers are from Basic Grey. Stamp coloured with ProMarkers. Stars from Quickutz.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Secret Crafter Challenge 97

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.

Sugar Bowl Challenge 41

I made this card for the Challenge on The Sugar Bowl. This week's challenge is a sketch. The Gorjuss Girl is by Suzanne Woolcott at Funky Kits. The papers are MME. The birthday ribbon is from Trimcraft.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Cute Card Thursday Challenge 126

This is for the Cute Card Thursday Challenge 126. The papers are from My Mind's Eye. The lovely stamp is from CC Designs - Cupcake Kiki, from Funky Kits. She is coloured with ProMarkers. Swirls are a Tim Holtz die.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Stampin' For the Weekend Challenge 45

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

Lili of the Valley Sketch 61

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

Windermere Suites, Windermere

As I said in my previous post I stayed at Windermere Suites last week. Here are some pictures of the room we stayed in and I have to say the breakfast was the best breakfast I have EVER had! Check out the cup - how fab is that?

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Miller Howe, Windermere

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

Cropped Card

You may recognise this card from a previous post. I wasn't sure of the card when I made it and posted it here. Still not being happy, I decided to crop it. I much prefer it now! The card is for a lovely friend who got married earlier this week.

Friday, August 13, 2010

18th Birthday

I made this card for the my friend's daughter's 18th birthday. She loves Eeyore, cats and dogs, so these were an essential part of the card! The image is from Penny Black. Paper is Max and Whiskers from Basic Grey.

Monday, August 09, 2010

Lili of the Valley

Can't get enough of Lili of the Valley and Basic Grey at the moment. This little boy is sooo cute!

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Simon Says Challenge - Sing It!

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.

Lili of the Valley Challenge 59

This is my card for Challenge 59 over on Lili of the Valley's Challenge Blog. Background papers are from Basic Grey and image from Lili of the Valley,coloured with ProMarkers.

Saturday, August 07, 2010

White Wedding

Can't decide if I like this card or not - it's sitting on the fireplace and I keep glancing at it. Mmmm still not sure! The words are cut with Cricut's George, flowers are a punch,embossed with Cuttlebug with gems in the centre!

Friday, August 06, 2010

Gorjuss Bag

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

Kath's Blog

I saw the most gorgeous card I have ever seen on Kath's Blog recently. I am so hoping she doesn't mind that I copied the card (albeit slightly different). This card is for a friend of mine who is getting married next week.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Sketch Saturday 114

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

Simon Says Stamp Dots

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.

Sketch and Stash No 41

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

M is for Menagerie

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'.

Sunday, August 01, 2010


Stamp is Kathy Hare at Sugar Nellie. Coloured with ProMarkers. Background papers are from Basic Grey. Text stamp is from Elzybells. Links in previous posts.