Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Penny Black Saturday challenge

Soft and Sweet is the chllenge this week, lots of lovely Dt cards up on show, have gone for very soft muted colours and one of my fav PB stmaps, which I think is sooooo nice and sweet x

creative inspitaions Challenge

This week the challenge was to be stiching real or faux - i have gone for faux stitching on this one, went for zingy colours, but kept if fairly simple x

Katharina's WHiff of Joy Fall Kit candy

How amazing is this, katharina is offering 2 lucky people the chance to win the new WOJ fall kit, whic is currently only available for pre order, check out blogfor all the info --oooh i'll be keeping my fingers crossed x

Cute Card Thursday - Xmas in July!

This week's challenge is pretty much exactly as theh title states, over at they' d like you to make a Christmas card in July
so here is my entry, I have used a PB stamp which i have coloured and glittered, matted onto pink background paper, have stamped the base card with snowflake stamp in pink, stampin up sentiment matted onto circle and edges inked and pink spotty organza ribbon added. At this rate if i keep making my Christmas cards i might just have them made in time this year!!

5 Cards I made at Crafty Devils Meet

Between catching up with everyone and getting all the gossip, i also manged to make 5 cards at the weekend meet, Sara also managed to take Shell and I too a lovely wee craft shop on the Sunday for a quick look, she mentioned that they sold Whiff of Joy stamps and Sarah kay stamps and Shell and I were in Sara's car in double quick time, before she could change her mind! We all bought some and the shop owner was soon smiling as she had just rung through a £100+ in her till after our quick little visit!

Crafty Devils Meet @ Warrington

On Saturday Patsi and Sara's challenge was a small kit, in it we had a piece of d/s patterned paper, a piece of whitewash card stock, 2 buttons, 2 brads and 2 eyelets, we could make what we liked, we were also allowed to add anything to our kit, but we had to use everything that was in it. I decided to make a small pizza box, i used all my bits(had to change the colour of one of my buttons with permanent pen tho') We were given 1 hour to complete the challenge - it was great to see what everyone came up with, all different and fab.
Gave the girls the instructions for the little box and one of the girls Jen, went on and made a lovely pizza box of her own.

SUNDAYS CHALLENGE - Set By the lovely Shell

Shell's challenge was to decorate/alter a container, we had a lucky dip in a big bag for a container, there were a few different shapes and sizes. I picked out a washing soap tablet box. We were given an hour to complete the task . I covered mine with Claire curd 12 x 12 paper and added a pale turqouise ribbon. I stamped and coloured a popcorn bear image and coloured with promarkers and copics, i layered it onto silver Mirri card and added to box with foam pads, added a large fabric flower with a metal rimmed sentiment for its centre. the top was decorated to match with the same paper, gems added around edge and the word images cut out with my sidekick and sizzlits alphabet, bug in a rug - letters inked to match. really enjoyed this challenge and it's great to have something useful to use at the end of it. thanks Shell x

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Crafty Devils Meet at Warrington

took myself and my mum off to meet up with the girls at the Crafty devils craft meet at Warrington last weekend. We had a ball, met up with Saz on the Friday night and spent a couple of hours at the pub with her and her mum and her friend - thanks saz for making us feel so welcome.

Met up with the whole gang again on Saturday morning for a day of craft fun and challenges - loved it! It was great to meet up with everyone again - i had met them all at a craft retreat in Blackpool in January of this year, this was arranged by Patsi and Helen and was with other crafters from the Docrafts forum - many of whom i now count as good friends. Will pop on tomorrow and post piccies of what we got up to and what we managed to make! c ya soon xx

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Fairy Doodles

Got some of the new Fairy doodles stamps made by Buzzcraft recently and have just had them out to play, really like that you get a nice selction of both sayings and good sized images in each set, this is one of my first cards made with them, used Dcwv perfect posies card stock for the base card, image coloured with a mix of copics and promarkers

Secret Crafter challenge

this weeks challenge over at secret crafter to be pretty packaging - have done a small pizza style box from patterned card, large paper flower and saying coloured with distress inks very simple box, but very useful for gift giving as it hlds a multitude of things x

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Sketch Saturday Challenge

Another fab sketch this week, have used a PB stamp from the clear set called Tiny Wishes, gone for blue theme, which isn't one i normally do, really like this image.

Penny Black Saturday #55 challenge

This week it is a fabby sketch to follow, with lots of elements to it. used a green base card and DCWV perfect posies patterend card, pb image coloured with copics/promarkers, matted and layered with yellow card, green ribbon added and yellow and green buttons, sentiment free from making cards magazine

just Magnolia challenge card

this week on the Just magnolia challenge is to follow a sketch, the cente piece on the sketch was a circle but i have used a large flower cut from a patterned piece of Kate mcKnight papers , i coloured my prima flowers to match using my copics/promarkers, base card made from dcwv perfect posies card and silver mirri