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Saturday 30 May 2009

passion for promarkers 1st challenge

This card was made for a friend who asked me to make a card for her little nephew, as i really wanted to enter the first challenge on passion for promarkers i thought id colour in this little man, As this challenge has an amazing prize i couldnt miss it lol.

The colours i used on my image were ;

  • Cyan and royal blue for the dungarees
  • poppy an royal blue on the cap
  • cocoa on his hair and the hammer handle
  • gold for the hammer head an screwdriver
  • pastel blue for the t shirt
  • cool grey 2 for the shoes
  • black for shoe laces
  • ivory and blush for the skin

To make this card i used

  • dovecraft kids papers
  • image is mr fix it from see clear???
  • cuttlebug happy birthday embossing folder
  • holographic card
  • die cut greeting (not sure of brand)
  • glitter rub-ons from stash
  • text was hand written with white sakura pen
  • doodles all with sakura pens


Wednesday 27 May 2009

abc and colour create

Another card from 2 challenges here
  1. Abc challenge- P is for pearls
  2. Colour create- wk 17 lemon, pink sorbet and chocolate

this card was quite simple to make, i coloured the flowers to make them the right shade with my promarkers, the backing paper has a lovely shade of yellow in but you cant quite see it through my rubbish photography lol,

To make this card i used,

  • simply elegant papermania backing papers
  • mixture of flowers inc laura ashley
  • pink pearls from stash (bought from ebay)
  • pink brad from dovecraft
  • sakura clear stardust pen used on the swirls on bp for glitter effect
  • adhesive ribbon from anita's
  • die cut greeting free from a magazine


pretty flowers an lace

This card was made from the following two challenges,
  1. A spoon full of sugar -challenge 53 lace
  2. Creative card crew-challenge 12 pretty flowers

It was actuallyquite easy to make, this lace wasnt on a roll its from loads of old cut offs but i thought it would still look ok? i put in some eyelets just to add that bit extra,

To make this card i used,

  • stamping up backing papers
  • a mixture of flowers from stash inc laura ashley
  • lace
  • eyelets in natural from dovecraft
  • text is see ds birthday set
  • brad from dovecraft brights


Tuesday 26 May 2009

new crafting group in derbyshire

Today was the very first crafting group set up in derbyshire by our lovely ladies from the trimcraft forum Donna and Elke thanks guys, anyone is welcome to join us, you have to put in the fair contribution for the room which is around £3.50 for 2 hours and bring your own stash, we had a ball and the 2 hours went by so quickly. if you want to check the details donna has put together a blog purely about our little creative craft group


Monday 18 May 2009

my little boy.....7 weeks old

Wow can you believe my little kyle is now 7 weeks old already, im amazed at how quickly the time has gone, he has grown so much since he was born that i thought id show you all a new picture of him, he looks so cute and cuddly dont ya think?

Im still not able to make as many cards as i was at the moment but hoping soon things will improve as ive had some promarkers and a set of nestabilities recently and havent had a proper play yet :-( not good. im still learning how to colour in with my pens as im a keen stamper but my colouring could do with some improvement, any tips would be appreciated lol.


Friday 15 May 2009

OCC sketch

This card i made from the challenge over on our creative corner, this week its a sketch as shown above my entry, the card itself was made for my sisters upcoming birthday,
To make this card i used;
  • backing paper is one of the free floral doodle printables i got from
  • image is designs by leere and is called party girl
  • crystal glamour dust stuck down by dst
  • sakura pens
  • water brush markers for the image
  • pigment ink from hobby craft to ink up the sides
  • text is see ds coloured in with sakura glaze pen
  • holographic card
  • pink card for the a5 card blank and matting is from papermill
  • white vellum
  • and gems from own stash of ebay

just ask if you want to know anything about the card.


Wednesday 13 May 2009

minimal card for 3 challenges

This card was made using 3 different challenges:

  1. creative card crew # 10 -minimal
  2. just magnolia wk 4 -in stitches (pin pricked edges and faux stitches with white pen)
  3. secret crafter saturday challenges # 31 -brads or eyelets

To make this card i used:

  • Image is tilda with glasses, coloured in with brush pens
  • backing paper is papermania amethyst infusions
  • brush fine brush markers
  • sakura stardust/souffle and fine liners
  • papermania gem brads 8mm
  • text stamped with see ds
  • 5x5 in card blank
  • free hand drawn thought bubble

Just ask if you want more details on how i made this card.


charisma meets cupcake

This card was made from the sketch over on charisma cardz for challenge #18 a sketch from vee, and also challenge 39 a card for man or boy over on cupcake craft challenge blog,

I made this card using
  • Image-party max from pink gem designs
  • backing papers-dovecraft masculine
  • brush fine brush markers to colour image
  • water brush pen
  • gems from stash
  • epoxy sticker is from the boys sentiment selection at royal an langnickel
  • metallic foiled adhesive ribbon is from kanban

Tuesday 12 May 2009

my craft space

This is the area in which organised chaos happens (i do all my crafting lol) when i lost the spare room to craft in due to it being changed into the nursery for my 6 wk old boy kyle my husband let me pinch some space in our newly decorated bedroom, he got me a small desk from ikea and let me have 3 shelves in the wardrobe, well actually he didnt have much choice as my stash just seems to keep getting bigger each month lol.
Besides what you can actually see underneath the desk is all my card stock and my inks/embossing stuff.
Just thought id share it with you all and wondered at the same time where all you guys do your crafting?


stamptacular sunday challenge #6

This card was made from the sketch above over at stamptacular sunday #6, i coloured the image in with my brush markers and water pen, the pink and black card is from my card stack that i bought from the readers union craft club, the card blank is from tesco and was a bargain as its quite thick.
What i used to make this card:
  • image is from the claire curd papermanie range its called party
  • backing papers are the dovecraft charcoal prints
  • velvet ribbon from the smirk range
  • text stamped from the see ds birthday and ladies fashion collection
  • pens used are brushfine brush markers to colour image/sakura stardust to doodle edges and inks from hobbycraft to do edges of card blank.
  • a 5x5 inch card blank from tesco

I made this card in about an hour an half as my little 6 week old boy kept crying so was a bit of a stop start attempt lol, what do you think??


Wednesday 6 May 2009

a card for 3 challenges

This is the last card for today, and i must say that i really like this one, i made this card using 3 challenges,
  1. A spoon full of sugar #50 - touchy feely. I used the flowers for this,
  2. Creative card crew #9 - everyone emboss. I used an embossing pen,
  3. Abc - M is for metallic.I used brads and eyelets,

To make this card i used,

  • stamping up backing paper
  • red card stock (edging done with paper trimmer
  • dovecraft metallic eyelets and brads
  • white organza ribbon
  • wire flowers
  • sakura glaze white embossing pen
  • white square 6x6 in card blank
  • see ds stampe text


ddc#17- clear and simple

The title says it all, this card was made from the challenge on the dutch dare challenge blog, i kept it plain and simple, i made the acetate card as an A5, and added some gorgeous goldy pearlescent paper inside. i dont tend to use peel offs very much but thought as it was for a simple card thought they looked ok?
These are what i used to make the card:
  • acetate card
  • gold text peel offs
  • gold border and corner peel offs
  • gold flower and leaf peel offs
  • gold finish pearlescent paper


Tuesday 5 May 2009

ptw meets cct

This card was made from the sketch from papertake weekly above, and the challenge from cute card thursday #58 which was called mirror mirror,
I made this card using
  • papermania for him colossal paper pack,
  • magnolia bartender edwin stamp,
  • see ds for the text,
  • blue mirror card,
  • blue gems from ebay,
  • sakura stardust pen in blue and sakura white pen
  • watermarkers for colouring in,
  • hobbycraft inks.

I doodled around the edges of the papers and the card blank for a bit of an extra effect.


scsc #30

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #30 is called flowers.
This is definately not a normal make for me but thought it turned out ok??
Ive made a hat from lilac card stock, i then stuck stripey purple ribbon around the edge and made a bow from the same ribbon, i then threaded dozens of small ivory coloured beads onto some wire to go on the hat as you can see from the piccie, the flowers were done using cuttlebug die cutting flowers, and the sentiment is from my stash and im not sure where i got it from.


Friday 1 May 2009

one stop craft challenge meets occ

Well it seems like forever since i last was able to sit and make a card, and heres my first one of two for today, ive gone of two challenges as was really struggling to get back my mojo and challenges are brill for getting it back lol, here's the two challenges
: one stop craft challenge #26 is something new, there are several newson this card, the black and the white gems are new and the pens ive used on this are also new, this image is from a set i have used before but this particular stamp was yet to be inked.
: our creative corner is called colour challenge which was to use your fave colour combo i decided upon black/white/lilac.


charisma cardz #17

This weeks charizma cardz challenge #17 is called Thank yous, which is exactly as it sounds, any creation with thank you on it, i thought id go a little out my comfort zone and try something completely different (for me anyway)
ive weaved some ribbon in the shape of a basket and cut out a basket shape on some lilac card, then put some mulberry flowers and punched out daisy flowers on top, added some gems to the centre of the flowers and the corners of the lilac card for a bit of bling, and some silver wire as the handle,
for the challenge part i punched out a tag shape and wrote thank you on it, and as usual ive doodled with my sakura pens on the outside of the card.
I know this card is fairly plain but i havent made anything for a while so thought id ease myself in lol.