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Friday, 30 January 2009

some dodgy old cards for a laugh











i was having a look on nikki's blog http://nikkiscardsandnews.blogspot.com/ and she was showing some of her first creations and she didnt like them lol, she asked for comments and for you to put some of your old ones on your blog and link up with her so she could have a look, i thought why not it will be fun so heres some of mine.as you can see they are bagged up so habve some shine on them but you can still see the awfulness lol.
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a new baby girl cardfor my friend




Firstly sorry about the photo, i just couldnt get the lighting right, the card is much more pink in colour than pic shows,
I made this card for a member of the family who have just had a baby girl, i made my own a5 card blank and put some lovely pink backing paper on that i got from a magazine,
the main image is a glitter transfer rub on, these were from the pound shop but are really good, you cant see the glitter on them well from the pic but its there, i used some white organza ribbon and matted up the image and foam squares on the back for the 3d effect, i put the babies name and weight on as i think this is a lovely touch, and silver peeloffs around the outside of the card,
Inside i made a little wallet for the first curl, i thought they might like to save thier baby cards as i did??


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a valentines card




This card was made with two challenges in mind.


Firstly the challenge here at http://charismacardz.blogspot.com/ was to make something with the colours black and white plus one other colour of your choice,
and http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/ which was to make a valentines card,
I used the dovecraft charcoal prints as backing paper, a dovecraft chipboard sticker and some red ribbon as my other chosen colour was red, i then stamped out a love heart with one of the heart foam stamps that i got free with papercraft inspirations magazine, used red embossing powder on it and matted it onto red card, all the doodling is with my sakura pans, i inked up the edges of the backing paper with red ink and thats it,
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Thursday, 29 January 2009

another challenge card


Here is my card that i made for 3 challenges combined.

I have worked from http://abc-challenge.blogspot.com/ which was Y is for yesteryear which was basically wanting you to use a stamp you have had for ages, i chose to use my see ds backing stamp with flowers on which i got of ebay as a set when i very first started out about 14 months ago and also the image stamp ive had for about 12 months, i got it from craft central but doesnt have a make on it so not sure where its from,might be a papermania or anitas attic????

I also went of the theme on http://dutchdare-cardchallenges.blogspot.com/ which were asking you to make a thankyou card.
And finally i chose to use the sketch from http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.com/ as it looked like a really nice sketch to work with.

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Monday, 26 January 2009

cowboy card for my friends little boy


I made this card for my friends little boy who will be 3 this week, i used my cowboy stamp from the alota stamping range and matted it up with some blue card, put some ribbon on it, i made my own 3 and coloured it in, and used my shiney card to put his name on, as i love to doodle i used white on the coloured parts and blue on the white card, hope it worked???Photobucket

a card for 3 challenges, (pbsc-cicb-ooh la la)




As i have been struggling for time but really wanted to get stuck in to some challenges i thought id make 1 card but for 3 different challenge blogs.


so here is the card and the challenge blogs i worked from,
1,http://ooh-la-la-creationschallenges.blogspot.com/ which were asking for you to use some black and goldin your creation,
2,http://pennybfriendssaturdaychallenge.blogspot.com/ (week 33) which wanted you to use a frame somewhere on your work,
3,http://creativeinspirationschallenge.blogspot.com/ (week 1) which required you to make a valentine card with black in it.Photobucket
the card was made using the the simply elegant papermania paper pack, penny black image coloured in with water markers, some gold peeloffs, black organza ribbon, and dovecraft embellishment,

sketch 36 friday sketchers


This card was done for http://fridaysketchersblog.blogspot.com/ i used my tilda picking flowers stamp and put some silk flowers on, i embossed the centre border with my cuttlebug, this card looks plainer in the photo than it does in the flesh Photobucket

Sunday, 25 January 2009

ive been tagged

Well ive been tagged by Jane at http://janecards.blogspot.com/ and also Jilly at http://jillyscreations.blogspot.com/ and the rules for this is to go to your pictures on your pc, select the 6th album and the 6th picture, upload it to your blog and explain what its about, then select 5 people to do the same,

well my picture is from my holiday to devon to visit family, this picture is actually from dartmouth on the day of the regatta, cant remember exact month may have been early sept 08,
i remember chatting with my hubby an saying we would love a boat like these (hey you can dream lol)

anyway who to tag?????

1, http://carlzcardz.blogspot.com/
2, http://mylittlecardblog.blogspot.com/
3, http://mayjaysmeanderings.blogspot.com/
4, http://maxines-arts-and-crafts.blogspot.com/
5, http://jjuli2.blogspot.com/

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even more candy

ive come across even more candy over on go take a look, closing date is 29th jan http://craftycoo.blogspot.com/2009/01/blog-candy-nos-2.htmlPhotobucket

Saturday, 24 January 2009

sooo excited

ive just ordered some new stamps,rock a blocks,watercolour pencils etc for my birthday present from my hubby and son, well you cant leave it to them can you lol, im soo excited cant wait till i can show you what ive got, i will take a photo on my birthday as hubby wont let me have them before, will have loads of fun making cards with them i can tell already,Photobucket

more blog candy givaways

On my blog hopping travels ive come across a few blog candies, all well worth a look, as ive yet to ever win anything (boo hoo) i thought id enter as many as possible lol, so here are the blogs with the candy lol.

1~ Lisa over on http://rubberstampinzone.wordpress.com/2009/01/22/blog-candy/ is giving away some amazing stuff, a stamping up stamp set plus few other bits, closing date for this is 26th jan.

2~Katy over at http://katysbloggeroo.blogspot.com/ is offering up some beautiful k an co candy, this one closes on 28th jan.

3~Ally from http://yourmemoriescanada.blogspot.com/2009/01/blog-candy-alert.html is giving away some candy but this one is a bit of a surprise, closes 31st jan.

4~Michelle at http://n8tvtexan.blogspot.com/2009/01/blog-candy-here.html is giving away some copics and stamps on her blog, closes 31st jan.

5~Rachel on http://www.inspirationsbyrachelb.com/2009/01/blog-candy.html is giving away cuttlebug stuff as her candy, this one closes on 1st feb.

im keeping my fingers tightly crossed as usual, my number has to come up eventually lol, (one can only hope)

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blog candy

There is some amazing candy to be had over at http://pinkpuds.blogspot.com/ definately worth a look,it is to be drawn on the 27th jan. Photobucket

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

cupcake craft challenge sketch 23



I thought id have a go at one last challenge for today, so here we go.... my take on the sketch from http://cupcakecraftchallenges.blogspot.com/ i thought id do something a little less girly.

The card is all pearlescent and looked really good i thought? i used some ribbon i got from craft central, and the stamp is from my see ds collection, again the photo isnt quite as light as i would have liked but not too bad, the card is supposed to be blue/shiny gold and white/gold. i have matted all the card and put 3d squares on the stamped card to give some depth, to finish of the look i just doodled around all the edges with my black stardust sakura pen. i would love your feed back.Photobucket

a card for 3 challenges

Here is my card for 3 challenges today..........

Lets get dotty from http://pennybfriendssaturdaychallenge.blogspot.com/ which you just had to use dots in your design and as you can see i used dotty paper and embossed some dots with one of my cuttlebug border folders,

And X is for....from http://abc-challenge.blogspot.com/ m/ which was just asking for you to use an x somewhere in your design, which i did in my border around edge of card,
The card and paper in this design is all pearlescent and shines really nice but as usual i couldnt get a decent shot despite trying loads of times.
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Saturday, 17 January 2009

my card for cuttlebug be inspired#14


here is my card for cuttlebug challenges, the stamp is from alota rubber stamps,


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my entry for abc challenge


Here is my entry for this weeks challenge over on http://abc-challenge.blogspot.com/ its W for wallet,
this was my take on it, i got this idea out of one of my papercrafts books,
To make this i used my simply elegant backing paper from papermania, penny black stamps, and for extra effect popped some gold coloured beads onto some wire attached to a lovely prima flower,
there are 6 pockets to card this with gold gems stuck to each and decorated with some laura ashley papers as they seemed to match up well, to finish off used some old scraps of gold ribbon as a tie, and put some gold peel offs on and some gold stickles.
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Friday, 16 January 2009

all the things i love blog candy

i was having a look at some blogs and noticed that there was some excellent blog candy up for grabs over on http://bevscrafts.blogspot.com/ an what a candy it is, go take a peek,Photobucket

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

2 new awards

wow ive been awarded 2 new awards from claire at http://clairecraft.blogspot.com/ im feeling honoured lol,
HERE ARE THE RULES:
For the Encouraged award all you have to do is:
1) Put the award on your blog
2) Put a link on your blog of the blogger who gave you the award
3) Nominate 5 other bloggers
4) Leave a comment on their blog notifying them

so after much deliberation i have chose the following 5 bloggers to recieve either or both of the awards,

  1. http://spans-stitchin.blogspot.com/
  2. http://mylittlecardblog.blogspot.com/
  3. http://kiesworld.blogspot.com/
  4. http://terriebaileys.blogspot.com/

For the Fabulous Blog Award you have to also state 5 things you are addicted to so here are my 5...........

  1. my family
  2. card making
  3. my laptop
  4. facebook lol (i know i should get a life )
  5. drinking alot of tea

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Monday, 12 January 2009

cupcake craft challenge 22

Ive been on a bit of a roll so thougth id do 1 more sketch challenge, the last one i chose for today is from http://cupcakecraftchallenges.blogspot.com/ i decided to get out some old bits an bobs ive struggled to use, and make something with them.
none of these pieces are brand names so cant tell you where thier from lol, but actually im quite pleased with how it turned out. not my best work but certainly not my worst lol.
this is definately my last one today as i want to relax for a bit before bed as im at work 10 hours tomorrow.

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Penny Black saturday challenge 31

The Penny Black challenge this week was to use pink and brown on your creation, i love working with pinks but dont have a lot of browns in my stash as i found out lol, but thankfully did manage to find some nice co-ordinating pinks an browns in my papermania simply elegant paper pack, i have used my sakura clear glitter pen to the bottom right of the card but you cant see it, which is a shame because it shimmers really nice, go have a look at the other entries over at http://pennybfriendssaturdaychallenge.blogspot.com/ there are some fab cards on there,
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sketch saturday 33 challenge card

Theres just no stopping me at the moment, i have so much card making energy but not alot else lol, for this challenge i chose to use the sketch from
http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.com/ i had alot of fun using this but i did change it round a bit hope thats ok? to make this card i used my gold holographic card as backing and also papers from the antique cream paper range, then i just simply put some gorgeous flowers,gems and a greeting on to finish,Photobucket

friday sketchers 34 challenge entry

This challenge was from
http://fridaysketchersblog.blogspot.com/ sketch 34, I thought this sketch was brill and will definately use this again, To make my card i used some bp i got of my secret santa of my card group on msn, the stamp is My First Kiss by Sarah Kay, i coloured it in with my watercolour pencils,then used my sakura clear glitter pen to put some shine to it although you cant really tell that from the photo, the text is from pocket full of posies range, and the flowers were bought in a kit from costco.Photobucket

Sunday, 11 January 2009

loads of blog candy

well whilst ive been looking around at peoples blogs i have come across several blog candies, so thought i would share them all with you guys,

firstly pop over tohttp://luvocardz.blogspot.com/ as donna is giving away some forever friends candy closing date is 21st jan,

and http://donkeysmiles.blogspot.com/2009/01/valentine-blog-candy.html michelleo has put together a valentines candy with some alota stamps this one closes jan 15th,

jude over at http://crafts-international.blogspot.com/ is giving away some birthday candy for the chance to win this candy you have to say what your new years resolution was, well mine was to try and keep my house a little more tidy an keep up with the ironing as im not too good on the house keeping lol, so far havent broken it YET,

and finally over on http://craftymakes.blogspot.com/ kim is giving away some candy as part of a celebration as she was awarded papercraft essentials papercrafter of the year 2008 and also getting 5000 hits, the closing date for this is 31st jan.

wow thats a lot of candy lol,




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even more blog candy

There is even more blog candy up for grabs over at http://lim-thevoicesinmyheadlimblog.blogspot.com/ there are some amazing hanglar stamps an images as the prize, im keeping my fingers tighly crossed,Photobucket

Saturday, 10 January 2009

a new card for two challenges

I have recieved some new stamps today so was desperate to have a play with them, i thought i might as well try to do a challenge with them so had a look at my challenge blogs and came across http://abc-challenge.blogspot.com/ for this challenge you had to use the colour voilet, so i started off making a violet card but then i also came across another challenge blog http://cupcakecraftchallenges.blogspot.com/ which was asking for challenges using glitter well as i love using my stickles and my glamour dust i thought this card was perfect for both,
I used my new tilda stamp and put glamour dust around all the edges but you cant see it to well then used my stickles to glitz up the flowers, my backing paper is from the pocket full of posies mat stack which already has glitter on it,
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