Sunday 28 February 2010

MTTC - In the Frame & SFOS - distress ink, glitter & pearls

I have managed to make a card for 2 challenges but I am not entirely happy with it seem to be struggling with my mojo! Anyway the challenges are My Time To Craft - in the frame, the frame is cut with a sizzix die from mountboard and coloured with copics to which I have then added background paper from papermania and a combination of 3 flowerws from my stash. The background paper is a freebie from a magazine which I have had in my drawer for ages and cant even remember which mag its from! The challenge at Spoon Full of Sugar was to use distress inks (on my flowers), glitter (on my flowers) and pearls (on my frame). I havent added a sentiment yet as not sure what I will use it for but thought when I do I will add the sentiment inside the frame

Saturday 27 February 2010

Dotties World - Its a Small Thing

I was really looking forward to this challenge over at Dotties World this week, had it all planned out in my head and I tried several attempts which ended up in the bin! I stuck with my idea but it hasnt turned out as well as I had hoped but at least this one I will be able to use. I am planning on making a little mini book of all the D&G and others images so that I can refer to that even when my pc isnt on and make my plans, so I hope to make a few more of these to hang from the binding wires (this is not yet started but it is in the planning stages!) But I just had to use this image of Holly in USA as it really is one of my all time favourites. Hopefully one day I will get the hang of this shrink plastic stuff! TFL and sorry for cutting it so fine yet again!

PaperTake Weekly - Sketch #35

Why is it that when I plan to have a day of crafting other things always get in the way and all I have managed is 1 card so far! The card is for the sketch over at Papertake Weekly and I have used an image sent to me by Sammi and coloured with copics to which I added some skaura clear stardust to her wings and some diamond glaze to her boots, I used flash for the photo to try and show this. The papers are a digi kit called Annies Room from Raspberry Road Designs it was a freebie from a few years ago now! I used the excut border system and tonic studio punches for the borders on the green paper, been trying to do this for ages but could never quite get the spacing right but found a video clip that explained it so theres no stopping me now! lol
I picked up the little heart gems in the pund shop recently they are in 4 sizes and 3 colours. you end up with about 120 gems so not bad for £1. TFL I'm off to see if I can complete another challenge or maybe 2 if I'm really lucky!

Friday 26 February 2010

Club Anya & Friends - Saturday Sketch #7

Another great sketch over at Club Anya and Friends and I have used another image that was kindly sent to me by Sammi (really need more of these stamps!lol) this one is from the Mom & Dad set which is a beautiful set. I have used copics to colour in (one of them was a new colour bought today but shhhhh dont tell the OH! lol) I have used some more of the Shabby Princess papers that I printed off the other day for another card, the ribbon is from my stash and the little ribbon rose is one of the white ones I bought the other day which I coloured using my copics and I also coloured the peeloff sentiment too. TFL

Thursday 25 February 2010

Friday Sketchers #90

Well I managed to squeeze in another card tonight, this time for the sketch over at Friday Sketchers. I have used a pre-coloured image from the Holly & Madison World Tour Collection available from Charmed Cards & Crafts, this has to be one of my all time favourite images. The papers are a freebie digi kit by Sweet Blossom Designs that I picked up a while ago and the colours work perfectly with this image. The stetson and boots I believe are a sizzix die that a friend cut for me about 3 years ago and then I added the peeloff sentiment. TFL

another 4 in 1 card!

Well my crafting time has been somewhat limited recently unfortunately so this card has covered 4 challenges! Sketch from Sketch Saturday, Stamp Something theme of Spring Something - cute image from Polloycraft Designs, Cute Card Thursday - Ribbon-tastic - little ribbon roses (new stash!) and Copic Colour Challenge - YG03 (I used YG23) Y17 (I had this one!) and C-7 (I used C-1) Papers are digi kit called Festival by Shabby Princess. TFL Hope to manage to get round and do some visiting and commenting over the next couple of days as I have 3 days off work! Yipeeeeee! lol

Saturday 20 February 2010

4 challenges in 1 card

Well as the week ahead of me looks to being pretty busy I thought I'd combine some challenges so I have used the sketch from Sketch and Stash, the colour combo of Green +1 (yellow) from My Time To Craft, gingham paper for the Papertake Weekly challenge and spring time theme from Spoon Full of Sugar. The image is part of a set of 4 called Art Flowers by rubbadubbadoo and they have a magnetic backing. I bought them a long time ago but havent actually used them for quite a while so it was nice to give them an airing! the ribbon, flower and brad are all from my stash and the gingham papers were some I downloaded from somewhere a long time ago and that I have never used! The cs is also embossed with a check pattern. I havent put a sentiment on yet but I'm not totally sure what I will use it for so when I do decide I will add a sentiment. TFL

Friday 19 February 2010

Dotties World - Hearts & SCSC - Multifold

Combined the challenge of Hearts, doodling and a charmed download at Dotties World with the challenge to make a multifold card for Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge and made a gate fold card which has a magnetic closure, papers are from a digi collab kit by Staceys Scraps and Mels Lightbulb Moments called 'Livin' Life n Lovin' It' a gorgeous and bright kit which I felt worked well with Birthday Present Dottie. I used a precoloured image and removed her red ballon and replaced it with a glittery silver heart, my doodling is round the edge of the frame. Now it is time for me to go to bed as I'm on an early shift in the morning! Night all and TFL

Anya Ink - Monochromatic & Sketch Saturday #90

I have combined the 'monochromatic' challenge over at Anya Ink with the sketch over at Sketch Saturday and this is what I came up with. I went for greys and used Anya Rain coloured with copics and sakura glaze pens with a touch of sakura stardust, matted her onto some silver mirricard which I embossed with raindrops texture plate by fiskars. The papers are from A Hint Of Pink(!) by Kate Knight - Dovecraft, the sentiment I did on the computer and the flowers were some I got today a little bunch of white ones for £1 in the works which I then coloured grey with copics and then added a leaf punch and some faux stitching. Right time to try and get another card made. TFL

Thursday 18 February 2010

Club Anya & Friends - Wildcard Wednesday - Paper Piecing

Over at Club Anya & Friends the Wild Card Wednesday challenge is Paper Piecing so I couldnt resist having a go. I used WS Dressy Ed and paper pieced his suit with gingham paper from K&Co Briana range which I used some other sheets of for the mat and background. I put my flowers thru the BS with swiss dots embossing folder for added texture then added a peeloff sentiment. Oh and coloured the image with copics (of course) TFL

Friday Sketchers # 89

Great sketch this week over at Friday Sketchers and I have made a hybrid card. The papers and elements are all from a digi kit by Stacey Towers of Staceys Scraps (in my blog list) the kit is called Rock Star and I love the colours. I have used an image called Ava by SJ Musings that I picked up at her Valentine Blog Party, then I paper pieced her dress. The background paper, ribbons and star are all done together as one in PSE5 then the rest were added after printing, the word art is part of the kit too. I also added some purple to her hair instead of it being black. TFL

Tuesday 16 February 2010

Spoon Full of Sugar challenge #90 - A recipe

The challenge over at Spoon Full of Sugar this week is a recipe - 1 pattern paper, 1 embossing,1 button & 1 ribbon and here is what I came up with. The image is Fisherman Ian from the Rock the Farm set (another great image I received for my birthday from Sammi - thanks) coloured using copics (still need practice with my shading but I think its improving), the stripey paper is K-ology Addison and the coredinations cs has been embossed with a fiskars texture plate called scales! sentiment is a D&D stamps and the ribbon and wooden button are frommy stash. TFL. Hadnt planned on crafting tonight but it just kinda happened after I got in from work, now its time for bed! Night all. x

Sunday 14 February 2010

A 3 in 1 project

This time I have made a little book of sketches and it is going to be for my MIL for mothers days I will also put together a little wallet of stamped images too. I have used the sketch from Sketch and Stash (#28) and my new stash is of course my BIA! the papers and s/a ribbon are all neglected stash and the the other ribbon is from my stash. the pink lace paper has been coloured usng my copics to match the top of the image which is by Pollycraft Designs and is called Felicity Swing - very cute image. I am also putting this forward for the Copic Colour Challenge which this week is the colours R29, RV23 & B12 well I had R29 but then had to go with RV34 & B23 (really must get some more copics!lol) and last but by no means least I am using this for the challenge over at Stamp Something which this week is Something cute well I think the image is cute and also its a cute little book of sketches! TFL, not sure I'll get to be about much this week as got an extra shift at work so have got 2 lates then 2 days of training before I get a day off and its half term so poor Ria is spending most of it at her grans.

Club Anya & Friends - Saturday Sketch #6

This project is using the Saturday Sketch #6 from Club Anya & Friends and it is a gift for one of the residents where I work, whose room inculdes these bluey green colours. Papers are papermania from way back when I started scrapbooking, the ribbon is from my stash, cs is coredintations and the sentiment is from K&Co Proverbs To Go and the image coloured using my copics is Dressy Joyce. TFL

Little Musings Valentine Blog Party continues

So have you popped over to Little Musings, the party is still in full swing with another lovely download called Fairycakes and she is a cutie! Also there is a chance to win this canvas that Sj has painted and if you win and want to she will add initials to the painting, how personal will that make it! fantastic idea. Well I've downloaded Fairycakes and have spent most of the day sorting out Rias pc but that is now sorted so I am busy working on 2 more projects that I hope to get finished tonight. (fingers crossed!) back later. x

Saturday 13 February 2010

Little Musings Valentine Blog Party

while visiting Sammis blog I was introduced to a new blog called Sjs Little Musings and I have spent ages reading thru her blog, its great. There are freebies on Fridays and this weekend there is a Valentine Blog Party going on with prizes too. So do go and check it out I'm glad I did. Go HERE. This is one talented lady.

Anya Ink - for a loved one

This weeks challenge over at Anya Ink is For aLoved One and I have used an image that Sammi sent me, coloured with copics, papers are papermania and all the other bits are from my stash. This isnt how it was supposed to be been looking at making a mini envelope to go on it and when I made it, it really didnt work! lol. Anyway hope I made it in time. TFL

Friday 12 February 2010

Dotties World - Be My Valentine & Sketch Saturday #89

So here is a Valentine card for the challenge over at Dotties World, I have used the oh so cute Dottie dressed up as a little devil from the halloween collection and I have used the sketch from Sketch Saturday. All the other pieces of my card are using bits and pieces from my scraps drawers and I embossed the black cs with a Big Shot embossing plate of paisley pattern. Now its done I'm not so sure about the black hearts (quickcutz die) but I tried them in red and I tried 1 of each colour and they didnt work but when I first did this I thought it worked and now I dont know! lol never mind! TFL

My BIA calender

Well here is my second BIA project and the first one to actually use the wires for binding! This time I have made a calender as we didnt get one that we wanted this year so decided to make it, pages are done in excel, board is covered with papermania paper. There are probably a couple of things I would do slightly differently next time but for my second project I am pleased. think I need to buy some smaller wires though! TFL

Wednesday 10 February 2010

CCT - #98 Spots & Dots & Papertake Weekly - sketch #34

I combined the sketch from Papertake Weekly with the challenge of Spots & Dots from Cute Card Thursday to make this card. The image is an Anya one that I got sent for my birthday, coloured with copics and some glamour dust added, papers are Papermania Signature range - Regency, ribbon, gems brads and cs are all from my stash. TFL

A digi lo for 3 challenges

I dont really do Valentines Day and with all the great challenges out there this week where valentines is part of the theme I had to think really hard and to start with I decided to do a digi lo as this keeps me in line with my own challenge to do a scarpbook page once a fortnight and the more I looked at the challenges the more this lo came into being. Firstly I used the sketch from Friday Sketchers which I love and really felt it worked well for a digi lo, then I used the theme of Love Somethings from Stamp Something and Hearts & Kisses from My Time To Craft. The kit I have used is called Spring Fling and was a freebie kit from the very talented Vicki of A work In Progress. Its all put together in PhotoShop Elements 5 and the photo is cut into a heart shape using a 'cookie cutter'. Thanks for looking. xx

Sunday 7 February 2010

MTTC #77 Fairy Folk & SCSC #69 Monochromatic & white

I've combined 2 great challenges for this card, My Time To Craft is Fairy Folk and I dug out this stamp that I bought at a car boot a couple of years ago and I've hardly used, I've always liked it but never really got round to finding the best way to use it so this time I have combined it with the challenge at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge which is monochromatic & white. Paper is Papermania which has been in my drawer for ages, coredinations cs embossed with a swirl pattern, ribbon and stones from my stash and the flowers, brad and photo turns are from the papermani Capsule Collection - Heather. TFL Oh the Anya box and cat bookmark were very well received and already have a couple of request for bookmarks with different images on!

Saturday 6 February 2010

Dotties World - I can see clearly now

Well over at Dotties World this week Adele set us the challenge of using acetate well I didnt have any so improvised and I hope my improvisation is ok. I used the cheeky cat image from the Cat Collection available at Charmed Cards And Crafts and coloured it with copics but before printing it placed it on a background pattern in PSE5, once coloured I laminated it and trimmed it then using my craft knife I cut around the lower part of the cat so that you can tuck the page under the body and he looks like he is hanging on your book, at least that was the effect I was trying to get! Hope you like it. TFL

Anya Ink - A Sketch

This week over at Anya Ink it was a sketch challenge, well I used the sketch but didnt make a card but tried out my new BIA and made a box as a gift for another of Rias friends. The papers are papermania Secret Garden, ribbon is from my stash as are the flowers and the adorable images are from the signature set and they were a very recent gift from my good friend Sammi (perfect timing thanks Sammi) This has certainly taken me a while but I am pleased with the way it has turned out. lol I obviously moved slightly while taking the pics as the camera was set to auto and the flash went off for a couple of the pics and not the others! Sorry about that.

Thursday 4 February 2010

Pollycraft Monday Challenge #33 Things With Wings

Well Ria needed a birthday present for a friend for the weekend and she wanted another picture frame made so with the information of she likes dragons and purple this is what I came up with ... The image of the dragon is from the Once Upon A Time collection that Sammi designed and was selling as Crafty Muse, the image is a pre-coloured one. This has been fixed to the outside of the glass. The background paper is from a digi kit called Enchanted Forest which is a collab kit by A work In Progress (Vicki) & Sweet Blossom Designs (Sara), this is from vicki's part and then I added Goughy in photoshop. Ria is very pleased with it I just hope her friend is too. I am using this for the challenge over at Pollycraft Monday Challenge which is Things with Wings. TFL

Wednesday 3 February 2010

A card for 2 challenges and some blog candy & some VERY HAPPY mail!

Ok first the card - well its is for an entry to win some blog candy from the very talented and wonderful Sammi of Stuff by Sammi and she has some candy to give away and has given us some digi images that she has drawn to make a project with. I just adore this cupcake and I have managed to fit it with 2 other challenges as well. Over at Stamp Something the challenge is Delightfully Delicious Somethings and I used the sketch from Friday Sketchers. The image is coloured with copics then I added some sakura glaze to the choccy hearts and some glamour dust to the icing, papers are some bits I had left over from a magazine freebie to which I added some silver mirricard and some paper sentiment lace and some gems. So for a chance to win Sammis candy pop over to her blog and check out this post.

And now on to my VERY HAPPY mail. Firstly the wonderful Sammi who has been a great blog buddy for almost 2 years sent me a fantastic bundle of images for my birthday, so I'll have no exuse not to be entering challenges at Anya Ink and Club Anya & friends! If you havent already you really should check out Sammis blog, her cards are amazing her colouring is out of this world and to top it all she is a wonderful friend. Thanks so much Sammi. xx Secondly, you may have seen the other day that I had posted saying I had ordered a Bind-it-all, well it arrived today and now I have a couple of days off! wonder what I'll be doing?! lol

Tuesday 2 February 2010

2 In 1 that should have been 3 in 1

Yes this is only a 2 in 1card when I had actually planned on it being a 3 in 1 card but unfortunately didnt get it finished in time for the sketch over a Papertake Weekly, oopsnever mind but it still meets the criteria for Copic Colour Challenge E00, E33 & R02, well I didnt have R02 so used E02 and R00 instead aswell as some others. The image is Dressy Camille (digi) from The Greeting Farm, papers are K-Ology Hannah , sentiment is a Daisy & Dandelion stamp and the flowers are from my stash. The other challenge this is for is Cute Card Thursday #97 Blooming Gorgeous. TFL