Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge # 4

Another new stamp to use. This time a Penny Black. I think I am going thru' a pink phase! Anyhow this follows Donna's fabby sketch over on Secret Crafter.

Monday, 27 October 2008

One Stop Craft Challenge # 1

Came across this brand new challenge blog whilst out blog hopping the other evening. Another opportunity to use one of my new stamps. So thanks to Sharon for the great sketch!

Goodies I used - stamp from Funky kits, paper unknown and iced gems from craftwork cards.

Sketch Saturday # 22

Just can't seem to get enough of all these fabulous challenge sketches, but must get back to Christmas cards soon. I bought this stamp at the SECC from Funky Kits.

Goodies I used - stamp from Funky Kits, paper by K&Co 'small wonders girl', CB embossing folder, ribbon and a little daisy stamp.

Friday Sketchers # 25

Here is the sketch on Friday Sketchers.

I have turned the sketch on it's side and came up with this.

Goodies I used - Penny Black stamp 'gifts for you', paper by K&Co 'small wonders girl', card embossed by CB folders, ribbon and 'friends' charm.

ABC Nature & Papertake Dawnys Sketch #1

A two for one this week. Otherwise I simply wouldn't have time for all these fab challenge blogs. The challenge over on ABC this week is N for Nature. So a perfect opportunity to use my new stamp (bought at last weekends show at the SECC). I also followed Dawnys great sketch on Papertake Weekly.

As soon as I saw the squirrel stamp (although now I can't help thinking that it looks more like a kangaroo with a bushy tail) I thought of our resident nut nibbler Sammy. Here is Sammy in the spring doing what he does best.

Goodies I used - Stamp from Funky Kits, papers from a bitty scrap pad by Provocraft and ribbon.

Friday, 24 October 2008

Sketch Saturday # 21

Phew, just made it with this one. Great sketch to follow and one I am sure I will use again. Pop over to Sketch Saturday (link just over there) to see the design teams fab cards.

Goodies I used - stamp by penny black, papers by K&Co sparkly sweet, prima flowers and gems.

Monday, 20 October 2008

This Thursday # 18 Art from your Heart

Here is this weeks challenge -

So this week the title of the challenge is Art from your Heart. We have decided that we want you to create something from your heart, so you can use techniques you love, create something either about or for someone you love, You can use poems or music that you love as inspiration. In fact you can use anything you love as inspiration.

For this challenge I have used my Simon and Lola stamp. This stamp has a special place in my heart as the first time I used it the card I made was published in a magazine and that in turn encouraged me to start this blog. Up to then I did not know all these wonderful crafty blogs existed. So thanks Lola and Simon!
Goodies I used - Simon & Lola stamp, paper by makingmemories cosmo collection, swirls CB embossing folder, prima flowers, heart brads and ribbon.

Cupcake Challenge # 10

Love this sketch by Donna over on Cupcake Craft challenge. I have turned the sketch on it's side and came up with this.

Goodies I used - stamp by WhipperSnapper, prima flowers and pearls. The paper was a little bit I had left and can't recall the name.

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge # 3

This week there is no sketch but a theme, set by the lovely KIM which is
"Blue, White and a little bit of snowflake!".
Again any project can be made as long as it fits with the theme.

That is this weeks challenge on Secret Crafter.

And here is my card which I think fits the challenge.

Goodies I used - Penny Black stamp 'you're a gift', winter wonderland paper, die cut snowflakes, ribbon and pearls.

Friday Sketchers # 24

This weeks sketch looks like this - and my card looks like this -

Goodies I used - Forever friends paper and stamp, cloth flowers, prima flowers and gems.

Lili of the Valley Challenge # 4

So here is this weeks fab challenge on Lili of the Valley -

Thank you for your cards last week, we had a great time visiting your blogs and seeing your great creations.
This week the challenge is a bit more Challenging (excuse the Pun)
We would like you to use 3 papers, 2 ribbons and 1 button or 1 brad on your creations this week.We can't wait to see what you come up with.

Yippee, get to use another button!

Goodies I used - Lili die cut cat, paper by Bo-Bunny - tutu dot, sugar dot and pink punch dot, black gingham ribbon, pink gingham ribbon and a very cute dotted button.

ABC Challenge M for Male

M is for Male
We would like you to create a male orientated project.
It can be a card, ATC, scrap page, anything you like.

I do find male cards quite tricky and usually seem to find myself going down the humorous route. So here is my prehistoric man going to work on his woolly mammoth.

Goodies I used - 'For Him' paper by papermania and Little Adventurers decoupage.

A Spoon Full of Sugar # 21 Lims Sketch

Here is the great sketch I followed for this card (another one for the Christmas box).
Goodies I used - Winter Woderland paper by Dovecraft, stamp 'Warm & Cold' by Penny Black, Cuttlebug die cut snowflakes, gems and a touch of glitter.

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Spooooky Season This Thursday Challenge #17

What kind of Ghost has the best hearing?

Why the eeriest, of course!

Lili of the Valley #3 'Enchantment' & Secret Crafter #2

Well I've managed to pull off a one for two again.

I have used this sketch from Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge -

And my Lili of the Valley fairy fits this -

We would like to see your creations on the theme of


We are thinking of Fairies, Dragons, Unicorns, Witches etc, but we are sure you will come up with lots of ideas that we haven't even thought of...and don't forget you are not restricted to Lili of the Valley products or just stamping, be as adventurous as you like.

Goodies I used - Lili of the Valley fairy, paper from DejaViews paper tablet 'blue & raspberry', prima flowers and gems.

Friday Sketchers #23 & Cute Card Thursday #31

There are not enough hours in my evenings to do as many of these challenges as I would like. Why, oh why do my chosen 6 numbers not coming bouncing out that machine and I could while away the hours crafting by the beach, by the pool, on deck...........
I will never understand those who say 'oh I would get fed up with nothing to do all day'.

So, I have doubled up and hope that those concerned do not mind.

Here is the fab sketch from Friday Sketchers I have followed -

And here is the challenge on Cute Card Thursday -

Challenge 31 Buttons + Bows

This week we would like to see some buttons and bows on your cards.

Well the minute I see the word button mentioned it is a 'must do'.

Goodies I used - Flower Girl Stamp by the Stamp Boutique, paper from a pad by ProvoCraft ' ginghams & stripes', prima flower, ribbon and buttons.

Sunday, 12 October 2008

Cupcake Challenge #8

Here is my take on the fab sketch on this weeks Cupcake challenge. I have flipped the sketch on it's side to suit my Cuddly Buddly image.
Goodies I used - Charley stamp by Cuddly Buddly, Pink Punch Dot paper by Bo-Bunny, prima flowers, brads and ribbon.

Thursday, 9 October 2008

My Time to Craft Challenge #32 Teddies

Here is this weeks challenge on 'My Time to Craft' -

Hi everyone, thanks for taking part last week, it's time for another challenge!! We've picked something really cute 'Teddies' so get all your teddy bear stamps out and get creating. The design team have made some really beautiful cards this week, they really are fab!

So here is my teddy of the moment.
Goodies I used - Forever Friends Ted stamp, prima flowers, brads, glossy accents and ribbon.

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #1

Here is my take on the great sketch over on Secret Crafter.

Goodies I used - Forever Friends teddy with balloon stamp, FF paper (party time), nesties, CB embossing folder, prima flowers, ribbon and pearls. Oh and glossy accents on the balloon.

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Lili of the Valley Challenge #2 Nikki's Sketch

I just discovered this new challenge blog the other day. And guess what? I have a sheet of Lili's gorgeous die cut fairies that I now have an excuse to use (as if I need one).
The challenge was to follow Nikki's fab sketch and don't worry if you don't have any Lili products the challenge is open to everyone.
Goodies I used - Lili of the Valley fairy, paper by Daisybucket, ribbon, prima flower, gems and a button.

Brothers Birthday

Soon this card will be making the long journey to the other side of the world. All the way to New Zealand for my young brothers birthday. My Mum has been to visit twice but I fear it is just too long a journey for me (I am not a good flyer).
My beautiful nieces Catriona and Eilidh.
So have a good one bro' and give those girls a big hug from me.

Monday, 6 October 2008

Two more for Christmas

I am playing around with lots of different Christmas designs trying to come up with one I can 'mass produce'. Not having much luck so far. The pink one was inspired by 'Hearts Prints' a card gallery I stalk often for inspiration.

Goodies I used -
Whippersnapper stamp 'snowpals', dotty paper, CB embossing, snowflake die and pink gem.
Penny Black stamp ' warm & cold, CB embossing folder, circle nesties and ribbon.

Sunday, 5 October 2008

Papertake Challenge Katharinas Sketch # 12

Another great sketch to follow and another card towards Christmas.

Goodies I used - Penny Black stamp 'warm & cold', winter wonderland paper from a pack by Dovecraft, CB embossing folder, circle and rectangle nesties, ribbon and snowflake button.

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Christmas Card Experiment

I discovered this fold whilst browsing through blogland and thought I would give it a go. I don't think they are bad for a first attempt (although why does silver card look black in photos?)