Helloooooo!! Well things went on for a little longer than hoped for without the telephone lol!! BT in their infinite widsom seem to take an eternity when things like new poles are required but I am now back and my crafty space is all sorted so I will be joining in in Blogland again.
Thursday, 30 August 2012
Well we have had no internet for NINE WEEKS, which is why it's been so quiet on here!! It's back today and now I have no craft room as we move in just over 2 weeks. I do hope to be back creating and blogging at the end of October - first I just need to have my nervous breakdown lol!!
Thursday, 28 June 2012
This week on Cute Card Thursday we are going all patriotic and want to inspire the patriot in you. Tt may be a famous person from your country, a famous place/landmark, your flag, colours or just a special time of year...whatever being patriotic means to you!
We are sponsored by Tiddly Inks this week and every entrant has a chance of winning a fabby prize of a $10 gift certificate!!
I have used freebie papers from a magazine (Simply Homemade) with linen and kanban card from PDA Card and Craft. The Penny Black image is coloured with Promarkers and Copics. Flower Ribbon is by May Arts.
Thursday, 21 June 2012
It's absolutely torrential rain here and blowing a gale today so I sure wish the theme on this week's Cute Card Thursday comes true lol!! The DT produced some awesome summery creations and we have a fabby prize to be won too from our fabulous sponsor so please pop on over to the blog for all the details.
For this card I've used Stampin' Up card with Basic Grey papers. The Sugar Nellie image was coloured with Promarkers and Copics and I added some Windsor & Newton mica medium to her wings. The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards, the jute ribbon was from Bunny Zoe's Crafts and the other bits and bobs were freebies.
Saturday, 16 June 2012
Thursday, 14 June 2012
This week we have a nice and easy theme to use punches on your creations over on Cute Card Thursday.
I have used Prima paper and a Hanglar & Stanglar image coloured with Promarkers and Copics. The card is Kanban and Stampin' Up. The punches are Martha Stewart and EK Success and the sentiment is K&Co.
Sunday, 10 June 2012
Thursday, 7 June 2012
Thursday again which means a new theme on Cute Card Thursday. This week we would like to see some water on your creation - simples!!
I have coloured this Magnolia Tilda stamp with Promarkers and used Nestabilities to make the shaker card. The papers are Imaginisce and sentiment is Stampin' Up. I used my Slice to make the other little embellishments. Some Waco pearls finish it off.
Thursday, 31 May 2012
It's Thursday(gosh!!) so it's time for a new theme from Cute Card Thursday. This week we want to see your creations using "Planes, Trains and Automobiles"!! Great theme!!
I have used freebie magazine papers and this lovely Penny Black stamp which I have coloured with a mixture of Distress Markers and Promarkers. Not so keen on the Distress Markers straight to paper for colouring but thought I would give it a try.
Please do pop on over to the blog for all the DT's lovely creations and details of this week's fabby sponsor and prize.
Sunday, 27 May 2012
It's new theme time on Gothic Arches and this time it's "Carnivale". Any medium is welcome and we love seeing all the different interpretations of the theme!! I created this using Craft Artist Professional. Getting to grips slowly with this amazing software .
Thursday, 24 May 2012
It's been a few weeks since I last joined in with the challenge on Cute Card Thursday as I've not had much "cute" mojo recently but for this week's theme of "Pink & Green" I immediately thought of this K&Co paper which is one of my absolute favourites and all of a sudden I couldn't wait to make something!!
I have covered a little notebook with the paper and also used some SU card and flower ribbon. I have also used a Bildamalarna stamp coloured with Promarkers and a little butterfly embellishment from Calico Crafts. The bow is from Wild Orchid Crafts. I used the same paper, card and bow for the large "Tic Tac" cover, as well as a Martha Stewart punch.
Thursday, 17 May 2012
We just had a swap on UK Stampers to use up a "Thingamabob". You know, the little thing you bought or saved and thought "I'll use that one day". The day came lol!!
I bought a set of two little papier mache books ages ago and decided the smaller one would make an excellent little Olde Curiosity Shoppe so I painted it with acrylics inside and out, cut a window and put acetate in it before making curtains out of velvet ribbon. The stamps are all from Graphic 45 apart from the window which is Lost Coast Designs. I stuck on a shelf and made some hinges. The little bottles are filled with glitter and alcohol inks and I filled a little blank frame with a vintage photo before filling it with Crystal Lacquer. I also used a couple of charms.
I wish I had put some "wallpaper" behind it now of the opulent velveteen embossed kind. Ah well, there's always next time - although I am happy to say that the recipient seems really pleased with it as it is!!
Wednesday, 16 May 2012
Tuesday, 15 May 2012
It's new theme time over on Gothic Arches and this time it's "Black and White. A bit of hot pink crept into mine - that happens a lot lol!!
Anyway I have used a Prima background stamp and a Sizzix die with a bit of Prima bling. Hope you can join us this time.
Friday, 11 May 2012
In January UK Stampers forum had an "Alice in Wonderland" themed ATC swap. It was great fun and some amazing creations were made by the members.
These are mine. The backgrounds are Distress Inks with Stampotique, Hobby Art and Skull n Cross Buns stamps. The Alice stamps are by Mad Rat Rubber and TH Designs and I used my Polychromos pencils to colour them in.
Tuesday, 8 May 2012
Saturday, 5 May 2012
Wednesday, 2 May 2012
Sunday, 29 April 2012
Gothic Arches and this time we would love to see a photograph or digital image on your creation. I have used this beautiful lady from a CD-ROM from 3d Jean and framed her with flowers and leaves from Wild Orchid Crafts. The sentiment is taken from a Tim Holtz sticker book.
Friday, 20 April 2012
Thursday, 19 April 2012
On the Stampsmith Challenge Blog the theme is "The Colours of Spring" this month and I have used this paper pad by Crafty Individuals of the same name for this corner bookmark, along with some SU Card and EK Success punches. The sentiment stamp is by Paper Makeup. The template for the bookmark came from one of Splitcoast Stampers tutorials, which is a huge source of inspiration!!
The Stampsmith stamp is of course the iconic Audrey Hepburn from Breakfast at Tiffany's. Isn't she amazing?? I cannot recommend this Company's stamps enough - they are my HUGE stamp crush at the moment lol!! Best of all one lucky participant receives a WHOLE sheet of stamps as a prize every month. I was lucky enough to be that person last month so expect more creations using these beauties.
Tuesday, 17 April 2012
I am running very late with all things creative at the moment as the weather has been so good since we got back from holiday and I have been making the most of it to try and tame the garden!!
It's new theme time on Gothic Arches and this time it's "Signs of Spring". To me, apart from the new growth and lambs, it's got to be that loving feeling so here's an arch created with a Stampsmith stamp, Basic Grey papers and die cuts.
Sunday, 1 April 2012
It's Gothic Arches time again. The theme this time is "Egg".
I have collaged some old book pages and washi tape, dabbed some Distress Inks over the top and used an image cut from from an ATC book. I used peg alphabet stamps for the sentiment and lace from Joanna Sheen, again coloured with Distress Inks.
I am away on holiday now for a week but look forward to seeing what you have come up with when I come home.
Wishing everyone a very happy Easter holidays.
Thursday, 22 March 2012
Anything really does "go" this week on Cute Card Thursday. Join in and you are in with a chance of winning a fabby prize from our sponsor Simon Says Stamp.
I have used this gorgeous Bildmarna stamp with Prima papers and SU card and stamps. The image is coloured with a mixture of Promarkers and Copics.Some Waco pen pearls, a little Prima bling and some seam binding finish it off.
Monday, 19 March 2012
Friday, 16 March 2012
This month's challenge on the Stampsmith Challenge Blog is to incorporate some different folding in your make. I got the pattern for this card holder by Regina from Splitcoast Stampers and just altered the sizes to hold 4x4 inch cards instead. I have used this fabulous Stampsmith image "Coffee Gal" and decided she is actually drinking tea!! The little sentiment is a peg stamp from Rubber Stamp Tapestry. A few Martha Stewart punches, flowers from Wild Orchid and some Stampin' Up card and the little set is finished.
Thursday, 15 March 2012
We are having a celebration this week on Cute Card Thursday as we are 4!! With so many challenge blogs out there we are over the moon to still be going strong after all this time - and with many of our original Design Team members too. We really are a family at CCT!!
To celebrate we are having a birthday theme and the fabulous Whimsy Stamps are offering a first and second prize this week so pop on over to the blog to check out the details and all the beautiful creations.
I have used freebie papers and sentiments from Crafts Beautiful this week and dies from Sizzix. Rainbow ribbon is from Fantastic Ribbons and the card is Stampin' Up. The cute little gift pouch is a download from Shape EZ at Whimsy Stamps and I have used a magazine freebie stamp with lots of glitter.
Thursday, 8 March 2012
Yup it's Thursday again and that means another challenge from Cute Card Thursday. We have a sketch by yours truly for you to follow this week - and we are sponsored by our fabby regular sponsor Whiff of Joy so please pop on over to the blog to see the DT's creations.
I have used Magnolia stamps coloured with Promarkers. The paper is from Designer Digitals and card is SU. Some Waco pen pearls and a charm finish it off
Thursday, 1 March 2012
Gazooks - Thursday again already!!
Signs of Spring is the theme this week on Cute Card Thursday. I've gone a bit over the top (surely not I hear you cry - you are usually the absolute epitome of less is more lol!!)
I've used paper from a K&Co Tim Coffey pad and the beautiful image is by Elisabeth Bell for Sugar Nellie, which has been coloured with Promarkers. The daffodils are from various different Marie Curie stamp sets over the years and the "Spring" sentiment is by Catslife Press. Finally, I've gone a bit mad with the Waco pearl pen but I like it!!