Friday, 29 May 2009
Whimsy stamps have released their new stamps and are available at www.whimsystamps.com and to celebrate Denise is offering the two prizes above on her blog for spreading the word - so here I am spreading the word! LOL
Thursday, 28 May 2009
I thought I ought to make a start on some Father's Day cards and this is my first one, the stamp is from Elzybells, and of course I've coloured him with my ProMarkers, the background is made with a stamp from the SU! set "Seeing Spots" with Creamy Caramel ink onto Creamy Caramel cardstock, the corrugated card is from my stash and the washers and nails, which I thought gave it a "manly" feel are from my hubby's workbench - sssh don't tell! I've attached the sentiment, which came with the stamp, with a brad and just hung it on the one side to look like a bit of a bodged DIY job and used some SU chalks to "age" it a bit.
Wednesday, 27 May 2009
The image is a stamp by a company called Funstamps, it was an impulse buy in Hobbycraft and I'm really pleased because this is the second time I've used it - I'm terrible for buying a stamp, using it once and then never getting around to using it again! I've coloured it with ProMarkers, really get into these now and used Stampin' Up! DSPs from the set "Rainbow Sherbert" which I love, it's so bright and cheerful. I've layered it using SU! cardstock in matching Gable Green and Apricot Appeal; the sentiment was done on the computer and the ribbon and button are from my stash (not SU! so pleased at how well they matched!)
Tuesday, 26 May 2009
Monday, 25 May 2009
Sometimes a card takes me ages and sometimes it goes together really easily and I'm pleased to say that this one was the latter, I've used all Stampin' Up! and that makes co-ordinating everything just so simple. I chose the image, which is from the set "Fun & Fast Notes", chose the DSP which is from the set "Tea & Crumpets" and took the colours from there. I would never have put these two colours together (Apricot Appeal and Perfect Plum), but they worked in the paper so I added matching cardstock, watercoloured the image with the same, plus Sage Shadow on the leaves and even found a matching eyelet in my Crop-a-dile box (the only non SU element on the card). I put the Apricot Appeal cardstock through my Cuttlebug to add some texture and the sentiment is from the same stamp set as the image.
Sunday, 24 May 2009
Friday, 22 May 2009
A bright and breezy colour challenge this week at Stamp With Us and I loved the colours which I decided should be:
Thursday, 21 May 2009
Just wanted to let you all know about two great offers Stampin' Up! are offering for the month of May, which is all about scrapbooking.
Their second offer is for anyone who is thinking about becoming a Demo, during May you can purchase a Scrapbooking Starter kit for £99, which is fabulous value.
If you're interested in either of these offers have a look at Stampin' Up! homepage for more info here or contact me (email addy in my sidebar)
Tuesday, 19 May 2009
I couldn't resist this cute little digi-stamp on Bee's blog and so bought him to enter the competition, you also get a coloured image too, for 99p - bargain!!
Monday, 18 May 2009
The Next Level is launching on June 1 and it looks really good, a place for all sorts of papercrafting with tutorials, downloads & challenges and they're giving away a fab candy to celebrate the launch, pop over and have a look here
Sunday, 17 May 2009
The rules of this award are:
1) link back to the person who gave it to you;
2) put the picture award on your blog;
3) you can nominate anyone and as many as you choose;
4) leave a fact that no one knows about you; and
5) leave a comment on the blog that gave you this award.
So I'd like to pass this award onto a few lovely bloggers that I haven't given awards to before, it's always hard to choose who to pass awards onto, but these three ladies in particular have been so lovely, encouraging & supportive, so I'd like to say a big thanks to them:
And finally an unknown fact about myself - hmmmm, well aside from my crafting, blogging, & amateur dramatics, I'm also a bit of a game geek and love Ratchet & Clank on the PlayStation and The Sims on the 'puter!
Saturday, 16 May 2009
Friday, 15 May 2009
Wednesday, 13 May 2009
I was very lucky to be sent some gorgeous stamped images from a very lovely SU Demo called Sarah-Jane, she knew I wanted to get my hands on some Gorjuss Girl stamps and offered to stamp some out for me and also included a few Miss Anya's too - how generous is that. So I've been dying to use one of the images and the Challenge over at Stamp Something this week is for a Pink Birthday Card and I decided to use one of the Miss Anya Stamps. The layout is taken from this week's Charisma Cardz Sketch Challenge, which I really liked, I haven't done a DL card for ages and it made a nice change.
Tuesday, 12 May 2009
The DSP's are SU from the lovely Sweet Always set and the pink flowery gems are from my stash.
Rubbish photo - sorry about that, it's a lovely bright day so don't know why it's not very sharp?!
If you'd like to join in, just send me an email and I'll let you know how to get involved.
And we're all invited!!
The amazing team over at Dottie's World are preparing to celebrate a whole year of Dottie lovliness with a new look and a party week, with the most AWESOME candy and prizes to give away, I really recommend getting yourself over to Dottie's World pronto!
As they say - Be There or Be Square!
Monday, 11 May 2009
Here's something a little different from me, I've knitted this sweet little doll from a Jean Greenhowe pattern, if you've seen her patterns you'll know she's created the most gorgeous range of knitted toys and I've fancied having a go at doing one for ages and so here she is. I'm doing a craft fair at the end of the month, so I'll be taking Emily along with me, although to be honest, I've grown rather attached to her and don't know if I want to sell her or not - she'd look so sweet sat at the end of my bed!
Sunday, 10 May 2009
Got a load of birthdays coming up so made a start on some cards today, this one is for my stepson, who trained as a chef for a while, so it seemed rather apt! I'm also going to enter it into this week's Cupcake Craft Challenge which is to make a card for a man or boy, the one thing all us cardmakers seem to struggle with!
The image is a retired SU! stamp, that I got from a lovely lady called Ali, who let me have a play with her SU! stamps when she came over to my house for a class. I've coloured him with a right old mixture of SU! markers, ProMarkers and Sakura Glaze pens. The sentiment is SU! from the set "Cheer & Wishes" and has been inked up with Night of Navy, the cardstock is SU! Whisper White and Really Rust which I've embossed with a Cuttlebug folder, the blue paper is from Pebble Ink (which matched the Night of Navy quite well) and the eyelets are from my stash.
Friday, 8 May 2009
I've coloured her with a combo of ProMarkers and Sakura Stardust pens, as a fairy has to have some glitter, not too clear in the pic, but her wings and the pink on on her boots, flower and the border are all sparkly. The sentiment is computer generated onto FunkyFairies elements, I've layered up 2 of the scallops together
The papers are all FunkyFairies and the cardstock is Stampin' Up! in Whisper White and Tempting Turquoise, the added bling is from my stash
Wednesday, 6 May 2009
The sentiment is Stampin' Up! from the wonderful "Circle of Friendship" - I use this set so much, the script in the middle is from Papertrey's Raspberry Fizz papers, as is the small rose at the top, the cardstock is SU! Whisper White and Chocolate Chip (another favourite) and I've embossed the card with a Cuttlebug folder.
I'm sorry this is such a rubbish photo the light wasn't very good, I'll get hubby to take another I think!
Tuesday, 5 May 2009
I'll have a think who to pass this onto as I've been lucky enough to recieve this award not so long ago, so watch this space!
Monday, 4 May 2009
Haven't I been a busy girl! Kev's been in his garage most of the day making me some cupboards for my craft room to store my Stampin' Up! stash, Georgia had friends over & I had time to myself - so it was crafting all they way - yippee.
There's a fairly new blog called Doodle Palace created by Dee & Robin, two excellent digital stamp designers, they have some gorgeous stamps available and were very kindly giving away some freebies last week, I chose the fab Noah's Ark digi-stamp and this is the card I made with it: