Tuesday 29 December 2009

A 2 in 1 card

Well firstly I hope you have all had a truely wonderful Christmas, we have here. I have finally managed to clear enough space on my desk to be able to make a card so did one for the Copic Colour Challenge and PaperTake Weekly. Image is one of the Adorable Annie range of stamps from Charmed Cards & Crafts and she has been coloured using copics the challenge colours were Y15, BG05 and E47 I have also used R00, 11 E35, 37 & BG01. The papers I have used are all scraps and I really cant remember where they have come from (sorry) the flowers, gems and tag are all from my stash and the peeloff sentiment is Anitas and as it says Thank - you, it fits with the challenge over at PTW. Right now its time to get ready for work but hope to be back blogging and crafting more regularly real soon. TFL

Monday 21 December 2009

And another christmas card

Yes another one but the last one for tonight. This time it is Dottie dressed as a robin from the bumper Christmas Collection, coloured with copics and the paper is from a magaizine freebie from a couple of years ago, coredinations cs and faux stitching. TFL now I'm off to bed!

Yet another Christams card!

A D&D Christmas stamp coloured with copics and sakura pens papers are MME Wonderful Winter, the image and sentiment are raised up on sticky pads. Now when I was playing with my bits of paper for this card I liked it now its finished I'm not so sure I do! typical huh?! lol

Another Christmas Card

This one is actually based on a Sketch Saturday sketch that I didnt get chance to fulfill at the time but liked the sketch anyway - definately one to use again aswell. Image is Miss Anya coloured with copics and some stickles added, paper is PaperMania, snowflakes are Anitas and Ribbon is a freebie from a magazine ages ago. TFL, lets see if I can get another one done! lol

A quick Christmas card

Not for a challnege except my challenge to get my cards finished! Another D&D Christmas image coloured with copics and matted onto holographic red cs which I embossed with swirls then matted onto some green cs added some eyelets and peel off sentiment then matted onto a piece of paper from MME Wonderful Winter. TFL now for some more!

Spoon Full of Sugar challenge #82 A Sketch

This week it was a sketch over at Spoon Full of Sugar and my take on it used one of the D&D Christmas stamps coloured with copics and the papers are all PMania from last year then I added some red holographic card and 3 red gems. TFL (still making christmas cards!)

Saturday 19 December 2009

PaperTake Weekly - Sketch #30

I love the sketch by DawnyP over at PTW this week and for it I have used a Friday Freebie from Tales From Pollycraft coloured with copics and the papers and cs are all from my scraps drawers so I'm sorry I dont know what make the papers are but I have had them for a couple of years at least! ribbon and bloom are from my stash. TFL

Dotties World - 3 snowflakes

So the challenge over at Dotties World this week was to include 3 snowflakes, my image is Dottie and snow Dottie (Love this image) and the papers are some scraps I had in my box that are from a Raspberry Road digi kit but cant remember the name at the moment, snowflakes cut from coredintaions cs with pink gems added. Kept this simple as still have a few more cards to get finished so I'm off to make another one. TFL

Friday 18 December 2009

Sketch Saturday #81

Fabulous sketch again this week over at Sketch Saturday and I managed to get this one in quick this morning as just a call from work so my afternoon of crafting has been knocked on the head and I'm off to work instead! :( Anyhoo I have used Miss Anya coloured with copics and sakura, the background paper is papermania from a couple of years ago, the cs is coredinations put thru the BS using the swiss dots and christmas text embossing folders, all the other bits are from my stash. TFL and off I go.

Thursday 17 December 2009

SCSC #62 - Snow & MTTC #70 - Yuletide Wishes

Ok back after a few days absence due to D&V bug which left me feeling very yuckky indeed, also meant I missed some challenges! I did manage to get some colouring done though so hopefully should get a few more cards made over the next couple of days so I'm starting with the challenges over at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge which is snow and all these cards have snow on them somewhere! and the challenge over at My Time To Craft is Yuletide Wishes which again they all have. I have used Miss Anya images all coloured with copics and some sakura stardust pens and glitter glue. Sentiments are a mix of sizzix dies and digi stamp from charmed cards & Crafts. Have to say the brrr card is not included in the challenges as I made that last week but was trying out something new I discovered on my camera that allows me to take upto 4 shots and put them together as if for an 'e-auction' so I thought I'd give it a try, must say I am impressed, I've only had the camera a year and I'm still finding new things out about it!lol Oh well time to make more cards. Thanks for stopping by and having a look. x

Saturday 12 December 2009

Spoon Full of Sugar challenge #81 Monochromatic

Well for this weeks challenge over at Spoon Full Of Sugar of Monochromatic I went out of my comfort zone, While I was pushing bits of coloured cs round trying to choose the right ones the smaller images got in the way but I kinda liked what they did so that was how this card was born. The images are from the Joanna Sheen Victorian Christmas cd and the cs is coredinations and a scrap of gold card from my box of odds. TFL

Dotties World - You're A Star & Sketch & Stash #25

Great challenge to use as star or stars on your project this week over at Dotties World and as per normal I seem to have left it to the last minute but at least I have made it within the time!lol I have used the image of Dottie as a Christmas Fairy (pre coloured) from the bumper Christmas Collection and the sentiment is from the Pixies collection 1, papers are papermania (from 2 years ago I think!) and the stars are from my stash, the card is based on the sketch from Sketch & Stash and I have to say that all the stash is neglected so time to use it again!lol TFL

Anya Ink #10 Odd shaped cards

Oh boy am I cutting this fine! The challenge over at Anya Ink this week was for odd shaped cards, well it stumped me for a while coz I was really stuck for a shape and have cut various ones out and then not liked them so they have ended up in the bin then I remembered these little boots I bought about 4 years ago that have been stashed away and forgotten as I wasnt sure what I could do with them once I bought them! Well now thanks to Miss Anya I can use them! Miss Anya is coloured with copics and then frosted lace stickles added as they have been to the top of the boot (they are still wet!lol) and the brrr is a sizzix die cut out of sparkly silver card. Hope you like it, I'm pretty pleased with it and think it could be a good way to make some last minute quick cards. TFL

Friday 11 December 2009

Sketch Saturday #80

A very nice sketch over at Sketch Saturday, I have used a pre-coloured Santa in his sleigh from the Dottie & George bumper Christmas collection available at Charmed Cards & Crafts, papers are MME Wonderful Winter and the leaves, brad, bloom and ribbon are all from my stash. TFL

Pollycraft Monday Challenge #30 sketch & Copic Colour Challenge # 43

This week over at Pollycraft Monday Challenge there is a sketch to follow (its actually running for 4 weeks this time), I have used the lovely snowman freebie image coloured with copics including YG63, whihc was the only one I actually had so I have used my closest red aswell to fit in with the Copic Colour Challenge (first time I've joined in with this one but thought I should now that I have a few more copics!lol could still do with more though!lol). Also used some frosted lace stickles and sakura pens, PP are MME Wonderful Winter and the fibre, bloom and brad are all from my stash. TFL

Wednesday 9 December 2009

SCSC #61 - Matching Set

What a great challenge over at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week which was to make a matching set, well I had no idea what to do till I realised I had a voucher to send so I decided to make a holder for the voucher and matching christmas card. PP are MME Wonderful Winter, ribbon is from my stash and the image is from the fantastic Charmed Christmas Collection from Charmed Cards & Crafts. Hope you like it. TFL

Monday 7 December 2009

Friday Sketchers # 81

Loved this sketch over at Friday Sketchers, I have used the pre coloured 'Waiting for Santa' image from the Charmed Christmas collection of digi stamps available at Charmed Cards & Crafts, cs is coredinations and pp are MME, circles cut and embossed with nesties and the little flowers are papermania. TFL

Sunday 6 December 2009

Cute Card Thursday #89 - Swirly Girly

Well the challenge over at Cute Card Thursday was to get all swirly and girly so I thought I'd give it a go as I dont often manage to get swirls in. I used the beautiful Sugar Nellie stamp coloured with copics (including a few new ones!lol) the pp are Blueberry Hill by Papermania and some coredinations cs. The swirls and flowers are a sizzix extended cut die and the sentiment I'm not sure where that stamp came from, probably a papermania one. Not my normal style but I like it. TFL

PaperTake Weekly - Sketch #29

Lovely sketch to follow this week over at PaperTake Weekly. My image is from the Daisy & Dandelion christmas stamps stamped on cream parchment paper and coloured with copics and sakura startdust and then glamour dust on the wings. Papers are digi from a kit called Away In A Manger by Raspberry Road Designs. The holly in the corners is an xcut punch with glitz it glitter glue added for sparkle. TFL

Saturday 5 December 2009

A Spoon Full Of Sugar #80 Non Traditional Christmas Colours

well over at Spoon Full of Sugar this week they have challenged us to use non traditional colours and I think I have acheived this. My image is (I think) Rubbadubbadoo and I stamped it with my glue pad and then added glamour dust mattted it onto white card and the background paper was some that was sent to me. The black peeloffs are from my stash and I've had them a while! IRL its very sparkly!lol Well thats it for me tonight but no doubt I'll try and get back tomorrow as I am officially on holiday whoo hoo!lol night all. TFL

My Time To Craft #68 Winter Pals

Great theme for a card this week over at MTTC - winter pals and I couldnt resist using my Dottie and SnowDottie image. I have used a precoloured image as I had remembered some digi papers that were a freebie from Raspberry Road that matched the colours used in the image. The tag, blooms and brad are all from my stash. TFL

Friday 4 December 2009

Dotties World - Boy Oh Boy & Stamp Something - Glitzy

Another card for 2 challenges, Dotties World where the challenge is Boy Oh Boy and there is a prize up for grabs too - £10 to spend at Charmed Cards and Crafts so be quick and go check out the challenge (new challenge is up on Sunday!) and over at Stamp Something the challenge is to get 'Glitzy' well considering I have done a boy card I still managed to get glitzy by stamping some snowflakes with my glue pad and sprinkling glamour dust over them, the image is from the new Boy Oh Boy collection by the extremely talented Louise and they are available to buy from Charmed Cards and Crafts, this image is Chill Time (I've removed the wheels from his skate board to make it a snow board!) coloured with copics, the sentiment is cut with a sizzix die and then some vellum peeloff snowflakes and a touch of doodling with sakura stardust pen. Took the second picture to try and show the glitzy snowflakes. TFL

2 in 1 card and a digi layout

Firstly my card, this is for the challenges over at SCSC #60 which is Christmas Trees and Sketch Saturday #79. My image is a Christmas tree stamp from one last years Anita's collections, I stamped it in green ink and heat embossed it with silver pearl powder, its stamped on creamy coloured parchment paper and the pps are MME Wonderful Winter, the adhesive gems came from the £1 shop. Now the digi layout isnt for any challenges but it was something I did today at my digi photography and image manipulation course. I have wanted to know how to extract an image from a photo and then to be able to use it as an element in my digi scapping and now I do and I'm so excited about it! lol I'll be looking at my camera in a new light now seeing what else I can make into elements! lol The rest of the credit for the paper and other elements go to Staceys Scraps and her freebie kit Give Thanks TFL

Wednesday 2 December 2009

3 in 1

This card is for the challenges at Anya Ink - Its begining to look a lot like Christmas, ABC - I is for Indigo Blue and Sketch & Stash #24. I have used Miss Anya coloured with copics, sakura glaze (for her boots) and glamour dust, the papers are my neglected stash and I'm not sure what make it is it might be HOTP but I've had it for so long I really cant remember, the tags are from the same stack, the adhesive ribbon I've had for ages too and my newest stash is the little blue brads. TFL

Monday 30 November 2009

3 challenges in 1 card

This card fits with 3 challenges - Stamp Something - Thank you somethings, Spoon Full of Sugar - brown + pink or blue and Cute Card Thursday - snips, snails and puppy dog tails. The image is form the new collection by Lousie called Boy Oh Boy and is available over at Charmed Cards & Crafts, coloured with copics, plenty of brown and blue used, paper is one of the very few remnants I have left from my Cosmopoliton by making memories, buttons, bloom, ribbon and peeloff from my stash. TFL

Saturday 28 November 2009

Dotties World - Gingerbread house

Ok the challenge at Dotties World this week was to take our inspiration from Gingerbread houses. Now unfortunately I havent had as much crafting time as I would have liked this week but I have just managed to get my card made. I have used Dottie & George carol singing from the bumper christmas collection, coloured with copics and sakura glaze and stardust for Dotties boots. I embossed the brown cs with a BIgShot embossing plate and then used My Minds Eye Wonderful Winter papers to decorate. The roof has been made by layering strips of the paper that have been cut using an extended cuts die from sizzix. TFL and I only just made it! lol

Anya Ink #8 vintage style & MTTC very vintage

Well this is for the challenge over at Anya Ink but I just missed out on the time thingy! but its also for the very vintage challenge at MTTC and I'm early for that one! Image is a Miss Anya from the dressy collection the paper is K&Co classis k Bailey with some parchment paper, image coloured using copics and edges inked, paperlace, buttons and blooms from my stash, right now I'm off to try and finish another card before the new challenge goes up. TFL

Friday 27 November 2009

Sketch Saturday #78

Loved the sketch over at Sketch Saturday this week and chose to make an anniversary card for my other half using it and a wonderful digi image from the Dottie & George Love & Marriage collection from Charmed Cards & Crafts. Image was coloured with copics and the papers are My Minds Eye Bloom & Grow, the silver card and ribbon are from my stash and the sentiment is with the emage but I just had to tweek them a little to suit. I cant believe we have now been together for 25 years! Thanks for looking and it bought a smile to his face this morning, we are going out for a meal tonight to celebrate.

Wednesday 25 November 2009

Pollycraft Monday Challenge #29 & PTW - Christmas crackers

This week I decided it was time to join in with the Pollycraft Monday challenge as I have been quietly collecting the friday freebies and this week I have used a few of them in my crafting so I thought why not. This weeks theme is Wonderful Christmas Time so I used the wonderful Santa image which I coloured with copics, papers are My Minds Eye Wonderful Winter, the sentiment is from the Dottie & George Bumper christmas collection available at Charmed Cards & Crafts and the leaves were in my stash. This is also for the PaperTake Weekly challenge which is Christmas crackers. TFL Hope to get some crafting done tomorrow as we are having a power outage for the day so cant do the hw - what a shame! lol

Saturday 21 November 2009

SFOS - babys first christmas/preschooler & Friday Sketchers #79

wow my 3rd card today and this time I have combined the challenge from Spoon Full of Sugar which was to make something for a babys first christmas or preschooler with the sketch over at Friday Sketchers. My image is another fab Friday Freebie from Tales from Pollycraft, he is such a cutie, coloured with copics and sakura glitter, glaze and metallics, papers are papermania from last year, ribbon, gems, thread and bells from my stash. TFL

PaperTake Weekly - Sketch #28

Well this card that I am using for the PTW challenge started off rather wrong! The fabulous image is another from the Tales of Pollycraft Blog (a Friday freebie) and is called Bronson & Beaker, it such a cute image I coloured with copics starting with the blues then wasnt sure what colour to use next and didnt want red or green so decided on orange and was pleased with the result til I realised they werent really christmas colours and then I panicked about what papers I would be able to use, so after a hunt thru my papers I found this pp which was sent to me and thankfully the rest just fell into place and I am actually really pleased with the end result. I also added some stickles and glitz it glue (well you cant not can you?! lol) Anyway hope you like it too. TFL

Dotties World - red, black & white

Great challenge over at Dotties World and gorgeous DT work (as always!) My background paper is some I had sent to me and it is glittered, the mats are cut with a nestie out of red shiny card and black card, the black card has been embossed with a fiskars snowflake plate (but it doesnt really show in the pics) I have used the gorgeous christmas pixie image coloured with copics and then added flowersoft too. The sentiment is from the Dottie & George Bumper Christmas collection cut out with a nestie then a circle of the red card added and a white brad. Kept the design simple as I wanted the colours to do the 'talking'. TFL

Friday 20 November 2009

Sketch Saturday #77

Fantastic sketch over at Sketch Saturday just a shame I didnt get the chance to play earlier but I think this is a sketch that will be very handy. My card uses the beautiful digi stamp freebie from Tales from Pollycraft blog called Cherry Kisses Snowball, coloured with copics and some frosted lace stickles added. The sentiment circles are from the Dottie & George Bumper Christmas Collection from Charmed Cards & Crafts which I have recoloured in PSE5, the papers are My Minds Eye - Wonderful Winter and the gems are from my stash. TFL

Wednesday 18 November 2009

Stamp Something - Sketch & SCSC #58 - 4 Seasons

I've combined another 2 challenges for this card, this time its the fabulous sketch over at Stamp Something and the theme over at SCSC is 4 Seasons and you can use 1 or all 4. Well I opted for 1 and went with winter and got me another Christmas card made!. The Stamp is Anitas from one of last years christmas collections, have coloured the image with copics, the papers are MyMinds Eye Wonderful Winter (again! lol must look out some of my other christmas papers!) then I've added some snowflake brads and sparkly bits from my stash. TFL

Monday 16 November 2009

CCT - glitter Me Silly & Friday Sketchers #78

I have combined the Glitter Me Silly challenge from CCT with the sketch from Friday Sketchers this week. The image is one I won in some blog candy and is coloured with copics and sakura glitter for the star, wings and a bit in his hair too, the papers are all from My Minds Eye Wonderful Winter glittered papers, the peeloff bells have been coloured with copics and sakura glitter pens. The image one mat have both been raised with foam pads. It is quite glittery irl but the photo doesnt really show it up sorry. TFL

Saturday 14 November 2009

Dotties World Challenge - Around the World & Sketch & Stash 23

This week over at Dotties World the challenge is to add something foreign well this got me thinking and then I remembered this christmas text paper in a digi kit called Love & Joy by Stolen Moments so I used that for my base and thought Santas Pretty Helper from the Charming Christmas collection would work well, I wanted to add texture to the green panel and while I was looking thru my embossing folders found the snowy scene one then I just added some ribbon from my stash, inked the edges of the image and added frosted lace stickles to all the 'fluffy' bits, and my card is based on the sketch over at Sketch & Stash and for this challenge the image has to be my newest bit of stash as all the rest has been in my possession for ages! TFL

2 challenges but not a card

The challenge this week over at MTTC was to have a tag somewhere on your project and mine are the dogtags in the top left corner, and over at PaperTake Weekly the challenge was to include something digi and my whole p0roject is a digi layout. The layout is inspired by the poem which my dd Ria has written for a piece of english homework. The papers and elements are from a kit called Remember by Lilybelle and was a freebie collection from 2007. If you click on the picture you should get a version big enough to read the poem. TFL

Tuesday 10 November 2009

Cute Card Thursday #85 Primary Colours

Fabby challenge over at Cute Card Thursday to use Primary Colours, I have used my Annie with teddy stamp from Charmed Cards & Crafts, coloured with copics and cut out with a nestie, the card actually has a slight blueish tinge to it as I have used a piece of varieated blue cs. The paper is papermania from way back! the buttons, gems and flowers are all from my stash. TFL

Sunday 8 November 2009

Anya Ink Challenge #6 Blue & Orange & PTW sketch #27

2 great challenges this week meant I have combined them into 1 card. Anya Ink this week was a colour combo challenge of blue and orange and PTW was a sketch. I have used a Miss Anya from the dressy collection and coloured her with copics and sakura glitter, the cs is coredinations glitterand ordinary andthe paper is papermania, flowers and brad from my stash. TFL

Spoon Full of Sugar challenge #76 - a sketch

Really enjoyed the sketch this week over at Spoon Full of Sugar. I used my Daisy Sugar Nellie stamp coloured with copics then mounted her on a scalloped circle of whitewashed coredinations cs which I then embossed and lightly sanded, the papers are Papermania Blueberry Hill then I cut out the corner roses mounted them on card then on foam pads. I also added some Glitz It glitter glue to the roses and leaves and then final piece was a proverb from my box of Proverbs to Go from K&Co. TFL

Saturday 7 November 2009

A 3 in 1 card

Ok, this card is for the challenges at Dotties World - Feathers, Sketch & Stash #22 and MTTC #84 So many scallops and for this card I have used Ellie from the Animal Magic collection from Charmed Cards & Crafts coloured with copics and a tiny bit of sakura glitter, then I added the tip of a feather to her headress, scalloped nestie rectangles and the 'awesome' papers were very kidly sent to me by my good bloggin' friend Sammi, my new stash is the little purple self adhesive papermania stones. TFL

Friday 6 November 2009

Anya Ink Challenge #5 Paper Tole & ABC G is for Green

When I started this card for the challenge over at Anya Ink I hadnt realised that it would fit the challenge over at ABC too (it wasnt intentional!lol) Anyway the image has been paper pieced, coloured with copics and paper toled too, the papers are all from the Papermania Secret Garden collection which I picked up at the show for only £1 the gems are Papermania tooand then I added a little peeloff sentiment, I didnt add too much to this as I really liked the pattern of the green background paper. TFL x

Thursday 5 November 2009

Friday Sketchers #76

Struggled a bit with this weeks sketch over at Friday Sketchers and ended up leaving off the tag and angling my image instead and in the end am quite pleased with the card overall. The image is Onion from the Christmas Daisy & Dandelion range coloured with copics, the papers are all My Minds Eye Wonderful Winter with edges inked in bronze and I added some organza ribbon in palest pink and blue after using my ribbon punch. TFL

Monday 2 November 2009

PTW - Spots/Stripes

The challenge this week at PaperTake Weekly is Spots/Stripes and you can both or either so I went with both. This card is actually for my manager who has now worked at our unit for 20 years (I've been there 15 of 'em!) so this is for the staff and residents to sign and they are going to give it to her bonfire night coz they are having a party. I have used Doodlebug papers, the spotty one is glittered, the images are all from the Daisy & Dandelion range and I used the masking technique (I only tried this recently but I think I like it!), coloured with copics then added some glitz it glitter glue to the flowers for some extra sparkle. TFL x

Spoon Full of Sugar challenge #75 Kitchen/cooking & Stamp Something - Cute and Fuzzy

Well noit sure how much crafting time I'm gonna be able to fit in this week so I've combined the challenge at Spoon Full Of Sugar - Kitchen/Cooking with the Stamp Something Challenge of Cute and Fuzzy. The image is the super cute Scruff with his turkey! part of the Charming Christmas Collection from Charmed Cards and Crafts, I used the pre coloured image and have decopaged the turkey and Scruffs head then added glitz it glitter glue for some added sparkle, the papers are My MInds Eye - Wonderful Winter glittered papaers and I have also dug out my fastenator to add a little tree and some holly, I love these 'staples' but struggle to get them positioned correctly! but thought it was time to try again! lol, the ribbon is some self adhesive ribbon which has been in my stash for ages. TFL right off to sort my freezer out hopefully I'll be back later once my hands have thawed out!lol x

Friday 30 October 2009

Dotties World Challenge - Childs Play

Wow what a challenge Louise set us this week over at Dotties World ... "This week on Dottie's World I want to see you setting free the child in you. Make a card or something else for a child (using a Charmed Download please) . Let your imagination run wild!" Well after lots of thought I settled on using a new template I bought at the show in September. All images are from the Bumper Christmas Collection available from Charmed Cards & Crafts, some are pre coloured and some I have coloured with copics. I think next time I will do things a bit differently but this was a first for me. The angel Dottie is attached with acetate so that she appears to be flying! lol. TFL I enjoyed this challenge.