Thursday, 21 January 2010

My mother in laws Christmas card

This was the card i made to give my MIL for her Christmas - used a large card and a couple of the large A3 sheets from Kanban - cut and decoupaged the lady and glittered her hat syole and the Christmas tree - penny black winter scroll stamp used to create a border down the outside of the cars, also added it to the inside of the card along with another Penny Black sentiment - she was really pleased with it........yeah did something right!

Forever Friends love you lots

Square white hammered card layered with pink design paper from the forever friends loved up pad, pink vellum then white hammered card with edges inked with tattered rose distress ink, nellie snellie cutter used to cut a mulberry matt onto which a layer of pale pink heart d/p added from same pack as before - forever friends bear stmped in versafine sepia ink and coloured with copics, ribbon from new stash from malaysia sentiment from forever friends set and gems added for sparkle
this card suits a few challenge this week:-
allsorts challenge#35 - pink and brown - lots of pink and little brown bear
crazy4challenges-c4c20- faby sketch to follow this week - done that!
crafty calendar challenge#4 - keeping warm - nothing keeps you warm like a big bear hug full of love
one stop craft challenge#63 - fancy corners or edges - mulberry matt cut with nellie snellie die to give fancy edged square
forever friends challenge - a quick ff card

Forever Friends I love U

White A5 hammeredcard, foreve friend bears stamped in versafine sepia and coloured with copics, stamped again on pink vellum and the I,U and the heart all cut out and layered onto the original images, pink vellum stamped with dot using versamark ink and chalked over, Penny Black sentiment stamped onto mulberry card which had been cut with my new nellie snellen die cutter, bears matted and layered onto pink  b/p from forever friends all loved up pad, flowers, pearls, brad and charm from stash - think hubby will probably get this for his valentine card...........whey hay its made in plenty of time ......instead of making it at midnight on the 13th feb!!!! own up - who else has done that!
 this card suits Emma's sketch over at:-
sketch saturday #86- follow a sketch - done that

sugar nellie - just for you

Peach 6 x6 square base card, edges inked with spiced  marmalade distress inks - dp from papermania goody bag- capsule range, sunshine, edges of the 4 small squares also inked, new sugar nellie image stamped and coloured with distress inks , ribbon coloured with distress inks to match, flowers and buttons added to corner
cute daisy may - flowers and ribbons -managed that
cute card thursday#94 - all new - papers and image and orange flower, all new
truly scrumptious challenges - minas sketch - last weeks challenge - didnt upload in time!
a spoonfull of sugar challenge.#87 - lots of layering - lots of layers here, also used last weeks recipe challenge too!

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Club Anya and friends sketch #2

Square 6x6 card, edges inked with spiced marmalade distress inks, anya image stamped onto pale yellow scalloped circle of bazzill card, coloured with distress inks,layered onto silver mirri card cut with cicular nellie snellen die cutter, used paper from new papermania capsule sunshine pad, rounded corners and inked the edges - polka dot ribbon from p/m  goody bag, charm added which says made with a smile - craftwork cards sentiment, and gems from stash

check out the challenge here:- club anya sketch 2  follow sketch

a kiss for you


Easel card - made from 2(well one full one and half of the other) 6x6 pre scored cards - backing paper from stash(think it was froma kanban mixed box - not sure) the brown patterned paper i think was dcwv.  The fabulous dig image is one of Mo Manning's - check out her stuff it is amazing.  Coloured with promarkers and fake snow added to collars and cuffs on the eskino's coats and boots - inked edges and layered on top of 2 layers of paper, pale blue ribbon addded and tied - heart embellishment, gems and sentiment from stash.

this card fits a few challenges:-

promarker challenge -last weeks challenge - cool aqua and cocoa were the colours - too late in uploading!
abc-challenge L is for layering - lots of layers here

stamp something challenge - colour combo of blue and white
colour create challenge#36 - colours kraft/blue and white
fussy and fancy challenge #2 - winter theme - think eskimo's fits the bill

Tilda says Thank You

Square 6x6 card covered with some of my new papermania capsule papers - my local craft shop runs a loyalty scheme and my loyalty card was full - so bought the p/m goody bag and some other bits and pieces last week as a treat to myself the goody bag is all colours of yellow and orange - called, quite aptly - sunshine!  could certainly do with some of that after all our snow, just starting to thaw out now!
 New tilda image coloured with distress inks - used mustard seed and spiced marmalade - orange flower from goody bag others from stash - thank you sentiment from new Penny Black clear enjoy set, and added gems for a bit of bling - enjoyed the simplicity of this sketch. Had intended to enter if for sketch and stash#86 sketch - but just a little late - well thats how it goes!

this card fits a few challenges:-
charisma cardz#2 - something new - papers, flower and stamps
just magnolia - thank you - Tilda stamp and thank you sentiment

Musical Tilda Birthday Card

White hammered A5 card - edges inked and distressed with dusty concord distress ink, used my new magnolia stamps from the 'winter/christmas kit', coloured with milled lavender and dusty concord distress ink, sash and bow on dress glittered with sakura clear sparkle pen, new nellie snellen oval die cutter used for oval shape and Happy Birthday sentiment stamped on to it, 3 paper flowers with 3 paper roses added to the centre of each, added little piano charm from a selection i got in the new year sales from a local book shop.

this card manages to fit quite a few challenges, here they are:-

charisma cardz#-2- anything new - my stamps, die cutter and charm
sketch saturday#-86 - a sketch to follow - yep- done that!
the secret crafter saturday challenge#66 - musical - b/paper. piano stamp and piano metal charm
cinspirations #43 - wednesday challenges - new year,new you - new stamps and die cutter and charm

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

I'm back ....with lots of challenge cards - kicking off with the Sugar Bowl Challenge

This weeks challenge was to follow Kathy's sketch and add distressing-The design papers for this card are from the new papermania capsule range - sunshine - the edges of the yellow stripey paper have been distressed . Sugar nellie stamp - pick me- coloured with distress inks and edges coloured with distress inks - colours used - frayed burlap, shabby shutters, tattered rose, mustard seed and spiced marmalade. lemon ribbon from stash, new charm from a selection i got a christmas time and sentiment from new set of pb enjoy clear stamps - nellie snellen rectangles used to cut orange mat -

challenges for this card are:-
The sugar bowl #27 kathy's sketch - include a sugar nellie stamp and distressing

keeping my fingers crossed for this challenge as the winner gets to pick 6......yes 6 new bits of rubber!!!

Friday, 15 January 2010

Going off to bed now - had a few good hours blog hopping and found some lovely creations on my wanderings- my mojo has gone off and left me behind - think Santa took it back in his sack with him to the North Pole -hopefully will get some inspiration and get back to some challenges soon - nitey nite xx

p.s  anyone else having problems with blogger? (or is it just me being stupid?!? - and doing something wrong-please give me a shout if you can help!)-my side bar info keeps disappearing -my followers,candy bar,links and challenge buttons have all been coming and going for thelast 3 days now! strange

Happy 2010!

Would just like to wish everyone all the best for the coming year and hope you all enjoyed the festivities over Christmas - hope all your hangovers are a distant memory! - seems like some have had a longer break from work than expected with this amazing spell of weather we have been having - we live on the west coast of scotland and being so near the sea we don't normally get snow that stays on the ground for any length of time -but boy it must be bad as we have had snow all around for days at a time. Nothing like what those further south are expeiencing though, we are sooooo not equipped for freak weather spells like this -Hope you all stay cozy,safe and warm x x

Just Cute Bears Challenge Blog and DT

If bears are your thing then this is one blog you will not want to miss. Ali has set this new blog up and will challenge you every Sunday to make a papercraft project with any kind of bear on it -sound like fun - i'm beary excited about this as i just love the furry creatures! The fun begins on January 24th - don't miss it................................ooooooooh and did i forget to mention.......they have a Design Team call out a the moment. Off to raid my stash and see what i can come up with - pop on over

see ya over there
Evelyn xx