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Tuesday 30 June 2009

just magnolia sketch

This is my entry for this weeks just magnolia challenge week 11 which is a sketch by bev, ive also put the sketch on so you can see, i actually enjoyed making this card as i had my new backing papers to play with.
To make this card i used
  • *NEW* papermania signature range they are called regency and i love them
  • image given to me in a swap so not sure which tilda it is
  • promarkers to colout in image
  • white sakura gel pen for doodling
  • prima flowers
  • gem brads from dovecraft
  • silver gems from own stash bought from PDA
  • text is from a new stamp set i bought called personal impressions from hobbycraft
  • ribbon lace i bought from a local sewing shop
  • flamour dust for wings and around sentiment


Tuesday 23 June 2009

cupcake sketch

Ive been on a bit of a roll the last couple of days, as i can only really make cards when my son is at pre-school ive been really knuckling down as ive a few birthdays coming up and want to try get ahead
This card was made from the sketch over at cupcake craft challenge blog #45
To make this card i used
  • image is cupcake from snag-em-stamps
  • cuttlebug embossing folder
  • ribbon free from magazine
  • pearlescent cream backing paper
  • text from see ds
  • flower stamped out with woodware punch with same papers already used in card
  • circle punched out with woodware punch
  • dovecraft gem brad
  • gems from craft central
  • diamond sticles
  • sakura pens for doodling

red,white and blue plus 1 star

This card is quite a simple take on the stamptacular challenge n0 12, which as the title says red white and blue plus 1 star,

To make this card i used;
  • hand stamped backing paper made from see ds background and borders set in red ink
  • all ribbons from craft central
  • blue peel off free from magazine
  • star sticker from woolworths (what was lol)
  • red/blue holographis card for layering star
  • sakura pen for doodling round the edges


my entry for papertake weekly

This card has been made from dawny's sketch #17 over on papertake weekly,to make this card i used;
  • image is magnolias fashionable tilda
  • coloured with promarkers
  • backing papers are stamping up
  • eyelet from dovecraft gems from stash
  • sakura pens
  • stickles in diamond
  • peel off greeting

I inked up the edges in green to give a better finish and added the diamond stickles to the wings so they glittered.


Monday 22 June 2009

allsorts meets sketch and stash

This card was made from 2 challenges and i really enjoyed working with this sketch.
The new stash i used on this card was the image which i got from a friend in a swap, the challenges are;
  1. Sketch and stash no 13- sketch
  2. allsorts challenge no6- wings

To make this card i used;

  • image is magnolia's tilda coloured with my promarkers
  • flowers from creative craft world
  • backind papers are stamping up
  • glamour dust for the wings
  • sakura stardust pen in green for doodling
  • brads from dovecraft

hope you like it?


CPS challenge card

Here is my entry for this weeks CPS121 sketch,
I made this card using;
  • dovecraft masculine backing papers
  • nestibilities scallop circles
  • blue holographic card
  • blue sakura stardust pen
  • diamond stickles
  • text is from see ds

i added the stickles to parts of the backing paper to add some sparkle, and doubled up the star on the front,


Saturday 20 June 2009

fathers day card no'2

This card i actually quite like considering i was rushed when making it, looking back i would have done couple things different to make it better but its still alright,

I made this card of friday sketches no'57

To make this card i used;
  • Image is loving edwin coloured in with my promarkers and white pen
  • backing papers are from dovecraft mens range
  • sentiment recieved in a swap matted an layered on to same bp's and holographic card
  • scallop nestie circle with free hand writing in
  • sakura pens to doodle

fathers day card no'1

I have been so disorganised making my 3 fathers day cards this year, im not too fond of this one really but its too late to make another now lol and besides men dont seem too fussy when it comes to cards lol,
When i chose to do this one i used 2 challenges to combine;
  1. Our creative corner -Stars
  2. C.R.A.F.T - challenge 6 a sketch

To make this card i used;

  • papermania mens range BP's
  • sizzix die cut alphabet for the DAD
  • circle punched out with woodware punch
  • gems from ebay
  • stars are peel-offs stuck on the same BP's and cut around
  • ribbon from craft central
  • whita sakura pen for doodling around edges
  • greeting free hand and layered on holographic card


Tuesday 16 June 2009

a card for 3 challenges

I thought to many challenges can i combine in one? so i had a look at all my challenge blogs and decided upon these:

  1. penny black saturday challenge which is called birthday celebrations as they are celebrating their first year of the challenge blog.
  2. Friday sketches 56 provided the sketch
  3. Abc...... R is for roses

To make this card i used;

  • penny black image coloured with promarkers
  • stamping up backing papers
  • ribbon free from papercraft inspirations magazine
  • cuttle bug embissing folder cant remember name?
  • nestie circle scallops
  • flowers made using woodware punch
  • die cut greeting
  • gems from personal stash
  • white sakura pen for doodling
  • blue card for matting an layering from papermill

What do you think?


Monday 15 June 2009

wanting to do a blog candy

Im been waiting to do a blog candy of my own when i reach 5000 hits but wondering what to put in it, all the other blog candies are soo extravagant that its hard to put a good one together, what do you think? cant go crazy but would love to treat my loyal followers somehow.

wow some new stuff

I just cant believe my luck lol, my hubby has let me buy loads of magnolias etc and some memento ink/embossing pads for my nestibilities, plus some more promarkers to add to my collection im absolutely overwhelmed ive spent about £100 which is so surprising as he doesnt usually let me lol, i wonder whats going on lol, cant wait to get them, should be sometime early this week.

Sunday 14 June 2009

pink gem candy

Janet over at pink gem is giving away another blog candy in the form of a £25 e voucher to spend at her online store pink gem designs, ths candy is going to be drawn on the 30th june.
I am a big fan of pink gem design stamps myself an do have 5 or 6 of them in my collection, theres a massive range of girls and boys stamps along with animalsand sentiments all at a reasonable price, p&p is more than reasonable too,


just magnolia challenge 9

This is my entry for the just magnolia paper piecing challenge #9,to make this card i used;

  • image-tilda with slate
  • sugared basic grey backing papers
  • image paper pieced with stampin up papers
  • lace ribbon from stash
  • swirl die cut from sizzix decorated with pearl beads and coloured with clear glitter pen
  • cuttlebug embossing folder textile texture
  • text from see ds
  • coloured with my promarkers

i inked up the edge of the card blank for that bit extra, hope you like it this is my first ever attempt at paper piecing.


Friday 12 June 2009

one for the boys

This is my entry for the challenge over on stamptacular sunday, i made this for my dads birthday just gone, the dad is a die cut from the sizzix azure range i got them from a friend, and i know just have to have a set,
To make this card i used;
  • sizzix azure alphabet
  • see ds birthday stamp set
  • black gems of ebay
  • matted and layered with brown/purple two tone card and pearlescent card blank
  • ribbon from craft central
  • and sakura pens to doodle in black


Thursday 11 June 2009

woj candy

bev is giing away some amazing woj candy to celebrate the release of the new collection on the 14th june, go check it out its open till 12th june.

Tuesday 9 June 2009

a card for 3 challenges

This card has been made with 3 challenges in mind,

  1. Passion for pro-markers - week 3 colour combo is pumpkin and cinnamon, mostly used except the grass/hair and face,
  2. Sketch and stash - challenge 12, my new stash is all my lovely promarkers and the gems,
  3. Secret crafter saturday challenge #35 - bling, ive used pearl gems and brads to add a bit of bling,

What i used to make this card are as follows,

  • stamping up backing papers
  • daisy punched flowers from backing papers
  • ribbon from craft central
  • brads from dovecraft
  • pearl gems from stash
  • image is daisy from sugar nellie
  • coloured with my favourite things my promarkers
  • white sakura pen to doodle


cute card thursday challenge # 63 meets c.r.a.f.t #3

I made this card for 2 challenges,
  • Cute Card Thursday is called nip and a punch, which means getting your punches and die cuts out, for this card i used die cut decoupage. and also over on
  • C.R.A.F.T #3 the challenge is to make a fathers day or male themed card in brown and blue, i chose to make a birthday card for my father in law, and is mainly made from brown and blue