Thursday, 1 October 2009

Cute Card Thursday # 80 - A Pinch and a Punch!!

Rabbits!! It's the first of the month today so on Cute Card Thursday we want to see your cards celebrating the "First" of something - 1st birthday, 1st anniversary or (in my case) 1st Christmas.

I have kept this card simple as I think this gorgeous bear from Lilli of the Valley is just gorgeous on his own!! I've kept the Promarker colouring "scratchy" to match the sketching of the image. Paper is Basic Grey Fruitcake and I've used some Glamour Dust, chalks, Christmas ribbon and crystals to finish it off. Sentiment is from the computer punched out using SU Oval All punches.

New SU Catty today - YEY!!!!

We've another fabby sponsor and amazing DT creations again this week so pop on over and check them out!!

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Tilda & Friends ATC Challenges - Punch it!!

This week the theme on Tilda & Friends ATC Challenges is to use punches on your creation.

I inked up this oh so cute Hero Arts set for the first time for this ATC and used a (small) piece of one of my precious Washi papers and some glitter cardstock. Punches are SU and LeonieM.

I'm so glad to be back making these little fella's again!! I so love my ATCs and this one will be kept until I have a thank you something-or-other to make in a hurry.

Check out the DT's lovely work this week and don't forget we have a Greetings Farm Wild Sprout stamp to give away for one lucky entrant this September so why not join in with us?

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

A Happy Coincidence!!

I love it when this happens!! I made this card last week and lo and behold what is the theme this week from Daring Cardmakers? "Tartan" - YEY!!

I coloured this gorgeous Serendipity Cling image with Twinkling H2O's and some glitter glue before matter and laying up with the tartan paper and gold and green card. A Craftwork Cards sentiment finishes it off.

Monday, 28 September 2009

KISS Monday #1

My friend Annie has come up with a fabby idea - KISS Monday (Keep It Simply Sweet). The idea is that every Monday between now and Christmas you make a card and share it. There are a few fun rules to keep things interesting so pop on over and check it out!!

Now - this week the was rectangles and squares. Okay so my base card is a square and the mat but I kinda went off here with the image and sentiment. Hopefully Annie will let me off (being honest I didn't notice this aspect of the challenge before I made the card!!)

I've coloured this fabby Sugar Nellie Snowman with Promarkers and used puffy snow on him too. DP is Basic Grey Eskimo kisses and cardstock is Bazzill. I so love ordering from Craft Obsessions - they always have matching Bazzill cardstock all picked out for you with each collection. Sentiment is Cuddly Buddly and I have used an EK Success border punch too.

I haven' had much chance to play with the new Promarkers before today and gosh it's hard to get used to integrating the new colours!! I feel like I've got to learn how to use these all over again now as the staple colours that I have always used to create skin, hair colours etc. have now all changed. Oh well - it keeps things interesting!!

Ooooooooooo .........

............. I got an award!!

Thanks Annie - this was just what I needed after weeks of being in the crafty wilderness!!

The rules are that you share 5 things that you are addicted too and pass the award onto 5 other blogs.

Hmmmmmmmmmmmm ... IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER OK!!

1) - Crafty shopping. No point denying it right??!!
2) - Reading. Can't live without it.
3) - My husband - can't get enough of him. Unfortunately never can due to his job!!
4) - Crisps - my waistline will attest I tell the truth!!
5) - Earl Grey and Vanilla tea - very civilised this one eh??!!

Now for my five peeps:-
1) Leann; 2) Marlou; 3)Terrie; 4)Dawn and 5)Sandy.

I am off upstairs to my desk right now to create something!!