Saturday, June 27, 2009

Winter Wonderland #5 - A Christmas Cracker

The challenge at Winter Wonderland is a real challenge for all of us crafters. It is to make a christmas cracker. Please be upstanding as this is the first ever one I have made. So if it looks rather amateur this is why. I do hope you can find time to do one it is so rewarding once it is completed. I think I will make our own this year.
I am in Butlins on holiday right now so I have scheduled this post to go out. I am hoping the weather is good and I am enjoying myself see you all when I get back :)


what you will need:
Toilet roll
Christmas design paper - I made my own out of a piece of A4, Greeting farm stamp and promarker and copic pens
fancy punch
coordinating paper
Something to put inside your cracker.

I firstly decorated the A4 paper. I then took my first toilet roll and placed it in the centre of the paper. I then rolled it around the toilet roll. I used some doublesided tape to secure it. I also used the other two toilet rolls to ensure the paper kept it's shape and the snapper stayed in place. I then pulled them out and twisted one end of the roll. I secured with fancy string. I then added the treats to the inside and secured the other side.
I used my fancy punch to make a pretty edge to each end of the cracker and I made and oval for my main image to sit on.


Friday, June 26, 2009

My final Guest DT for Daring cardmakers :(

Hello I will be on my way to Butlins right now so I have scheduled this post. I hope you all had a good week. This is my final Guest DT for Daring Cardmakers . I have really enjoyed my stay. Of course I will continue to enter the challenges each week as they are so unique. I am so glad I got to participate in this one though. This week the dare is set by Sue and it is to make a childrens card. A special childrens card to be sent to a child through Post Pals . If you have not heard of post pals please pop over to there site it is a very worthy cause.
I made this scene card using my crafters companion, cute companion summer stories outside set of stamps. I have used no less than ten stamps on this card. I did not mask ,cor can you imagine that. I stamped and cut out. I coloured with a mixture of copic pens, promarkers and watercolour pencils.
I made the windbreaker from cocktail sticks some linen and then stamped the image on randomly and coloured with fabric pens. I added pearls and dewdrops to the shells to give more texture. These cards are often used to distract children whilst they have treatments or medication so I thought that it would be great to have a lot going on to distract them. Texture is lovely on a card especially if you are tactile which children often are.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Hello a quickie before I go. Colour create - pistachio, aqua and powder pink

I have nearly packed and I have cleaned the bathroom and kitchen thouroughly. Just time to sit down and make a quickie card before I finish.
Immediately when I saw the colours at colour create I knew I had to make a card for a baby. These are all pastelly shades perfect for a baby card. Well an excuse really to get my WOJ stamp out again really.
I got a delivery of some lemonade papers this afternoon so I used these. I made the flowers by stamping on 3 of the papers adding stickles to the centre. I made the journalling box using a rubber stamp an oval template and then drawing lines on. I coloured with copics to match the image. I then added rub-ons for the text. I added stickles to accent. I coloured my image and I added a rubon ribbon to the bottom of the card and stamped my sentiment.
I may off gone off slightly from the colours but I think this matches them reasonably well.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Simon Says Stamp combined with Truely scrumptious

Hello I have made this card using 2 challenges Simon says stamp has a theme of Happy Mail. Please pop over there as they are asking us to make a card for post pals a very worthy charity that you must go and checkout.
The sketch is from Truely scrumptious who also ask us to dig out old stash and stamps to make our cards.
I used my cute Messy rabbit stamps by Joanna Sheen (had those a while and not used them) . I used an old Basic Grey paper " Cupcakes", some old buttons got used too.
I kept the card quite bright as it will be for a child. Now just need to put this on the challenge blog then off to pick a recipient.

Whiff of Joy - Heathers Sketch

Hi there this is my entry for the Whiff of Joy challenge. It is a marvellous sketch by Heather . I have to thank Joey for lending me her Summer Kit to have a play with. Mine is currently caught up in the postal system. I love the stamps they are beautiful to work with as are all Whiff of Joy stamps. I should be packing or cleaning but could not resist a quick play.
I used the apple accessory stamps to make a window scene. Just so hooked on scene making. I made some curtains using fabric pens and the bowl stamp. I matched the papers which are from Basic grey. Going to be quick today as I have to get on as I have an hour spare to get something done. My two youngest had there BCG today so I am watching for side effects although they say it is much better these days.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Creative Card Crew and Sketch Saturday

Hi I have combined the sketch at sketch saturday with the theme at Creative card crew for this card. The theme at Creative card crew is whatever the weather. I used my cute companion stamp it was an exclusive with a CD rom. I used paperpiecing and promarkers for the image. I kept this incredibly simple.
I am a very happy bunny tonight I have a friend moving to do missionary work in South Africa and she asked me if I wanted to raid her craft stash before she left. Well I have a huge bag of embellishments, ribbons and bits. I have a fiskars punch and copious amounts of cardstock. I am so grateful to her and God bless her and her husband in the work they are to do. They will be looking after very sick children,becoming surrogate mum and dad.

Passion for Promarkers - Meadow Green and Lemon

Hello I hope you are all having a good week I am babysitting my washing machine and tumble dryer trying to get all my sheets washed and keep on top of the washing before we go away on Friday.
I made this card for the Passion for promarkers challenge. I was having a play making a card for a friend and used a similar design and loved it so this is my second attempt but both are very different.
The colours to use are Meadow Green and Lemon. I used Ivory, Olive and Apple on the clothes and hair too. Skin colours I used Blush,coral and Dusty Pink.
I paperpieced the Alota stamps armchair with HOTP papers, the carpet is these papers too. The wall paper is K&co papers. I coloured in some calico with the lemon pen and stamped it with a Basic Grey stamp. I then used my sewing machine to make a blind is it roman style I am not too sure. Wouldn't mind some like this when I move (if we ever get somewhere). I used cocktail sticks too. I am rubbish at sewing so don't think it is hard to do if I can do it anyone can.
Remember all those hours pacing the living room at night!!!! I think I still do sometimes but hopefully not for much longer!!!!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Sketch and Stash

Hi there I was extremely pleased this morning to find out I won the prize for last times sketch and stash . I have made a card for this weeks challenge which is the sketch and the optional extra of using animals from your old or your new stash.
Well mine is made using quite a bit of new stash. I used my Tilda with her kitten which is a new stamp, my rope swing by Whiff of joy a new stamp, my new Martha Stewart punch. I also used my new flower soft to accent the flowers on the rope swing and on the flowers at the bottom which are a penny black stamp.
The image is coloured with copics and promarkers and the papers are cardstock and K & Co.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Fresh Farm Friday - The Greeting Farm challenge 3 stamps.

I have made this card for the Fresh Friday challenge set by The Greeting Farm on a Friday. I love using more than one stamp on a card. As many of you know I love a scene card. I made this one using Hula Anya, bring you sunshine greeting stamp (hope and grace) and I used the flower ,from the hope and grace stamp, as a sun. I hope you like it. I used paper for the sand and sea. I used promarkers to colour in the images. I used a tiny bit of flower soft on her skirt to create a real hawain feel. I used a bunch of lillies to fall over the side of the card like a bush.

Winter Wonderland - Week #4 I'm dreaming of a Blue Christmas

Hello everyone ,so it is already week 4 of the Winter Wonderland challenges. It has been so delightful visiting everyones blogs and seeing their christmas cards. It is also so good that everyone is having such a good time whilst joining in each week.

we have a fabulous giveaway too which will be sent to one lucky player who's name is drawn randomly - check back next Saturday to find out who!! The kit includes some stamped images of the one's used on Anne's projects this week, including a fabulous snowman stamp very kindly donated by Funky Kits!

This week the team would like to see you use Blue in your christmas projects or cards.

I decided to use my gorgeous sugar nellie stamp to make this card. I brought her with the intention of making christmas cards. So here is my first christmas card using her.
I am into making scene cards at the moment so here is a little christmas scene. I used a brayer to make the night sky and window. I masked off the frame and the moon and then used blue inks on my brayer to ink the sky. I then used a snowflake stamp inked with versamark to create snowflakes in the ink. The versamark takes the ink away.
I then made some mini curtains using some linen that I coloured with fabric pens. Then I stitched them with my sewing machine, a good way to practise stitches. I made a curtain rail from card and gems ,to hang them on. I added a christmas backing paper as the wallpaper and a strip of card as the skirting board and pale blue paper as the carpet. I placed my girl walking past the window to place her present under the tree.
Can't wait to visit all your blogs to see your christmas creations.

The Sugar Bowl - Lillian's sketch

Hi there this is my entry for the sugar bowl challenge where you can win gorjuss girls set 3, wowee that is a fantastic prize.

I made this card using my Duda Daze bunny stamp. I do not have any kraft card and so I used browns and creams. The flowers are basic grey stamps as is the stamp I used to create the border. I kept this very simple.

I had a ball yesterday taking part in the Sugar nellie bloghop on Friday and if you hopped onto my blog and left a comment I really appreciate every single one. Hugs Pascalex

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Just Magnolia meets Colour create

This week I have combined two challenges the Just Magnolia challenge has the theme summer and this image encapsulates summer for me. I also used the colour pallette from colour create as it is very summery. The colours are lime, tangerine and raspberry. I didn't use the optional challenge of fruit.
I hope you like it and look can you spot my new aquisition yes I finally got a doily lace punch by Martha Stewart. Hurrah!!!!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Daring Cardmakers - Missing You

Hello everyone this week at Daring Cardmakers the theme has been set by Lythan and it is called Missing you. Lythan's daughter is away for the weekend so she is going to miss her greatly so she wants us to create a "thinking of you" or "miss you" card.
Apologies as I was involved in the sugar nellie blog hop today I have posted this one a bit late.
My third week as guest designer over at DCM. I chose to make a miss you card. I used my new Vintage birds stamps from the greeting farm and made a twig of him to perch from with my elusive image stamps.
I used Twinkling H20'a to colour and I used promarkers for the twig and leaves. I used rubons to create the now you've flown the nest part of the sentiment and the Miss You part is a stamp.
Well I am hoping the weather clears up as I am off to Clacton for a day trip tomorrow. I have never been so if anyone can tell me what it is like that would be great.

Sugar Nellie Blog hop - Meet Duda Daze Bunny!

Hello and I can't tell you how excited I am to be able to post this on my blog. The new Duda Daze stamps ,from Sugar Nellie ,available from Funkykits are being showcased by some talented bloggers who love Sugar Nellie. These stamps have been designed by Diane Duda a very talented artist from the states.
I got sent this stamp which is called "Bunny". Isn't it wonderful! Remember this is the first time that these stamps have been seen so make sure you visit all the blogs in the blog hop so you do not miss out on the wonderful designs.
You should of arrived here from Vanja's blog. Please visit her if you have not already. For full details of the blog hop pop over to the sugar Sugar Nellie blog where you can find the full list of blogs to visit.
I decided to make a card using techniques that I enjoy and some that I have not tried before. I stamped the stamp onto card stock and coloured with promarkers. I then paperpieced her dress onto the image. I love paperpiecing. I then cut out the rabbit from another stamped image and pieced it on top. I used water colour pencils to create my shadow and the background. I then distressed the edges with a nail file and added acrylic paint to stiffen them, you should use gesso but I did not have any to hand. I then inked the edges of the paper with an ink pad (copper), I did the same with each of the layers. I then stitched them all together. I added some pearls. I made the rosette flower using the same technique as the paper. I also added some flowers using neutral tones.
Please hop over to Elaines blog Quixotic cards to see another wonderful creation using Duda Daze stamps. Enjoy your blog hop!!!!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

A little award - Thank you Mandi

Thanks Mandi for this little award I really appreciate you thinking of little old me! You should check out Mandi's blog she has some beautiful work on there and don't forget she is giving away 3 sugar nellie stamps she received in a lucky dip bag.
I have a lot of problems deciding who to pass these onto so if you have not got it please take it.

Simon Says Stamp - Celebration

Hi there I have had a terrific day today. I met the lovely Joey for coffee this morning and we had a really good time. I then met my girlies from church for lunch at one of their houses. I then came home and made this card for the Simon says stamp challenge. I used this gorgeous pink gem stamp ( sent by Lorraine thanks so much hun). My niece celebrates her second birthday next week so I thought this would be great for her. I used dovecraft papers and added a flower and a charm with a lace ribbon.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Whiff of Joy - Paperpiecing

Been ages since I have made two challenge cards in one day but managed to do that today. I made this one for the Whiff of joy challenge which has paperpiecing as it's theme. It is also on the look out for new members for their design team and there are some great prizes to grab.
I used Oakly for this challenge and my cloud stamp from the whiff of joy accessories collection. I used a wall stamp from high hopes. I coloured the image with promarkers. I paperpieced his trousers, the teashirt with the argyle part and the trainers.
I layered up my background and I added some buttons and my sentiment.

Just Magnolia challenge - Paper piecing

Hello I have made for this card for the Just Magnolia challenge. I love paperpiecing so I had to join in. I used my new Tilda with her cat on her knee. I also used a magnolia bench stamp. I paperpieced her hairband and her apron on her dress. I used Stella Ruby papers by basic grey. I coloured in using promarkers. I added my embellishments. I went to the shops this morning and ended up speaking to a couple of people and it made me feel so much better about what I have.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Mandi is giving away two sugar nellie stamps!!!!

Hello my blogging friend Mandi is being oh so generous and is giving away two sugar nellie stamps so hop over and leave her a comment and you may be the lucky recipient. Click Here to find Mandi's giveaway.

The Greeting Farm challenge - No Layers

Well this was a challenge but I am happy with the end result. The challenge over at the Splendid Stamping with the Greeting Farm blog is to create a card using The Greeting Farm stamps but to use no layers. You can use embellishments to create texture and depth but no layers.
I used Mermaid Anya for my card. As you know I have a passion for scenes so I made a scene.
I masked off a square and used my ink pads,bubble wrap and scrunched paper to create water. I stamped my island ( messy rabbit stamps Joanna sheen) I then coloured with promarkers. I also coloured in Mermaid Anya with these. I used stickles to stick on my pebbles (rocks) I then added some pearls and my sentiment which I think is perfect for the scene.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Stampcular Sunday challenge

Hi there i have made this card for the Stamptacular Sunday challenge. The challenge is to make a special card for your Dad so I made a fathers day card. The image is sugar nellie the papers are basic grey.

Winter Wonderland #3 - Let it Snow

Hi I made this card for our third challenge at Winter Wonderland which is "Let it snow". We want you to incorporate snow in your card or project for christmas.
I made a card. I used my sugar nellie image from gorjuss girls set one. I heat embossed the image and then coloured her with H2o's. I used my cuttlebug snowflake cut and emboss folder to make the large snowflake and highlighted with H2o's. I then used it as a stencil for the large snowflakes on the top of the card. I added some small heat embossed snowflakes. I cut out the sentiment from my dovecraft christmas papers and mounted onto embossed card. I also used some paper from this pack for the bottom of the card.
We are having a blast making cards for christmas in June so why don't you pop over and have a little peek at Winter Wonderland.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Sketch Saturday

Hello we have been to a place called Coram Fields today it is a lovely park by Great Ormond Street. We met some friends and we had a lovely day. The kids all ran around and had such fun, my eldest was at Hampton Court Palace with her Brownie troupe. I really had a lovely day.
I came home and I made this card for the sketch Saturday challenge. Sorry about the picture but it is not good light here. I glimmermisted the background and stamped on the vine. I then stamped my bird image and my flowers and leaves onto glossy card. I coloured with promarkers and copics and added my sentiment and ribbon.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Daring Cardmakers - HOT

The lovely Keryn has chosen the theme at Daring Cardmakers this week.The theme is HOT. You can interpret this anyway you wish. I chose to use hot colours as my influence for this my second Guest Design Team card for this challenge. I love warm tones so I chose to use warm reds, yellows and golds to make this card.
I chose to go very simple and elegant. I glimmer misted a square in the centre of my card of card. Then I made a frame from K&co paper to go around it. I then created my flower. I stamped the various elements and heat embossed them. I created a 3-d flower so I stamped it three times and cut around where I wanted to use it for decoupage. I then coloured in with H2O's and I added some faux stitching and a rub on sentiment.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Simon Says Stamp challenge - Brown and Pink

I have been promising Lorraine I Will try and join in with the Simon says stamp challenge for a couple of weeks. Last night I had a few moments so I managed to make this card. I used my new stamp from the Hope and Grace set by the Greeting Farm. The bow is from Pretty Hat set. I used Papermania papers. She was coloured with a mixture of copics and Promarkers. I added a sentiment from the set and inked some flowers with my pens.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

All this rubber for £9.99!!!

Check out funkykits they are doing Lucky bags for £9.99 I got an amazing 10 stamps for £9.99, yes that's ten. They also have a sale on the Rachel Anne Miller stamps too so hop on over.

I am thrilled!!!!

I am so excited one of my cards made it on the Club Anya gallery. I made the card a while ago, but today they went fishing for Mermaids and chose my card. I am known as Whistle2 over there. If you love Anya and all her friends go and check out this blog and The Greeting Farm Galleria . You can find my card on my blog here x

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Creative Card Crew _ Geometric patterns

The theme at Creative Card Crew is to use Geometric patterns and shape.I hope I have forfilled the challenge. I used diamonds as my geometric shape and the paper (K&co) is not overly patterned but has Diamonds on it as does the cuttlebugged card shadowing the images.
I used Three gorjuss girl images and coloured them with promarkers. I used some flowers also coloured with promarkers and a charm too.

Passion for Promarkers/Sketch and stash - Cinnamon and Pumpkin

I have done a combo of challenges as I seem to find it hard to fit them all in at the moment. This card is for Passion for Promarkers challenge and Sketch and Stash challenge.
I used one of my new Greeting Farm stamps from the hope and Grace set. I coloured her in using the following:

Face - Blush. Vanilla and Pastel Pink
Clothes - Cinnamon, Pumpkin, Orange and Cocoa
Hair- Sandstone and Cinnamon
Butterfly - cinnamon
Flowers - Cinnamon and Pumpkin
Sentiment - Cinnamon

The papers are boxer by Basic Grey. I adored making this so thanks to both the challenges for giving me such fun.

Monday, June 08, 2009

Hi I have received some awards from my crafty friends!

Hello I have been busy today sorting out my stamps. This is a great way to get your mojo going as you see stuff that you haven't seen in ages and it gives you a boost. Well it does me anyway. Got hundreds of projects floating in my tiny brain. I am having to note them down which I don't normally do.
I have received these awards from my lovely crafty friends Helen and Joey . Thanks girls sending the wishes right back to you. Go and see there blogs they will blow you away, not literally of course. I am really useless at passing them on so if you haven't got it please take it especially if you are one of the kind people who leave such lovely comments on my cards.

I also got this one from Joey as did all my Winter Wonderland teamates. I once again cannot pick out any one in particular to pass it onto. I am so rubbish at choosing. I always say to Jimmy you choose I can't decide. In my eyes all bloggers deserve these awards as you all induce inspiration when I come to see you.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Stamptacular Sunday Card Challenge - One for the boys!

Hello again gosh I have been busy today not posted this many in one day in a long time. We went to the British Museum today having watched "A Night at the Museum 2" yesterday. The kids loved it!!! My son Harry said I want to go to the museum at night mummy. We even found Dum Dum (think that is what he is called). No Dexter though. There is a pizza express very close by so we popped in for a quick meal too.
I saw that the stamptacular Sunday Card challenge was to make a card for the boys a man or boy close to your heart. I made this it will come in handy for an occasion for one of my boys I am sure of it.
Okay a bit of fun was had here I cut out the head from skater Ian, attatched the body of Rock Star Anya and the legs of hope or grace not to sure who is who yet. They are all stamps from The Greeting farm. I am having a bit of an addiction at the moment so bear with me. My WOJ summer kit should be here next week so I will bombard you with those shortly. I coloured in using promarkers and I used a fairly easy Layout. Papers are Basic grey.

Colour Create - Rainbow and create a scene

The challenge at Colour Create this week is to make a card using as many colours from the rainbow as possible. Well you know me the brighter the better. There is some candy on offer to celebrate the change of day for the challenge.
I made this card using my new hope and grace stamps from the greeting farm. I love them they are so cute. I used the horse from the Animal set too. I used the flower stamp from the Hope and Grace set and the wall is by High hopes stamps. I layered it up with some papers by Dovecraft and I added some ribbon and sentiment ( hope and grace set) it is all coloured with promarkers.

Winter Wonderland - A Christmas Carol

A big thank you to everyone for joining in the fun at Winter Wonderland last week. I really enjoyed visiting your blogs, you are all so talented.
This week the theme is "A christmas carol" you are free to interpret this as you wish. Create any card or project based on the theme.
My favourite carol is "We Three Kings" so I chose to use this one. I made some homemade stamps,stars,arrows and crowns, using foam and card. I stamped and embossed the crowns and then added some arrows and embellishments. I then made the background using the stars and some swirls and some glimmer mist. I added some ribbon decorated with gems and made a tag.

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Stampin for the Weekend - Purple and Yellow

I have made this card for the new challenge Stampin for the weekend . The theme is Purple and Yellow. I made this card using Ian from the greeting farm and I used recess papers by basic grey and cardstock and mirror card and ribbon from my stash.

The Sugar bowl - Lia's sketch and Blue and green

Just got back from seeing the film " A night at the museum 2" it was action packed and really good. So far fetched it made it even better. We all went and the baby slept. My 4 year old kept going I want to go home but we made it through the film in the end.
I made this for The sugar bowl challenge . A beautiful sketch by Lia and the challenge to include blue and green. I used pastel blue, apple and Lime promarkers to colour Annies ( leanne Ellis stamp available at funkykits sugar nellie collection) outfit in. Her face is coloured with blush, ivory, blossom and pastel pink promarkers and her hair is cinnamon and henna.
The papers are by Dovecraft. I tried to keep the bird theme throughout the card. folder and on the backing paper. I used my cuttlebug I haven't used the stamp for a while and it was fun to do this card.
Just seen on the sugar nellie blog that the gorjuss girl collection three has been decided upon so watch out for more news on that, sneaky peaks at the end of the month, how exciting!

An Award from my blog buddy the lovely Dawn!

Hello I want to thank the lovely Dawn for this award. I have followed Dawn since I joined the blog world and her cards are so original and creative so hop over and take a peek. I am a bit sad as we were going to do our annual outing to the Derby today but the weather has kaboshed that!!!! Can't sit on the downs in a sodden muddy puddle. We are going to to go to see "A Night at the museum 2".
What to do
A) Thank the person that gave it to you.
B) List 10 Honest things about yourself.
C) Put the Honest Scrap Logo on your blog
D) Pick 7 others.
My 10 "things":

1. I should clear out my junk more often as my partner and I are hoarders.
2. I spend far too much time in Blog world (he he) when I should be in real world.
3. I love plain chocolate well any chocolate will do!
4. I wanted to be the first woman presenter of Grandstand when I was growing up.
5. I am a little bit too honest and always speak what I am thinking but hey someone has too.
6. I enjoy spending time on my own as I love my own company.
7. I regret some of my mispent youth as I could of done more with my life but I am blissfully happy now.
8. I get quite exhausted running a household of 6 people and enjoy "my time"
9. I have dreams which I need to forfill as I am someone who does not like to leave things unfinished.
10. I have overcome some big fears like childbirth.

I am passing this onto the following people so I can get to know them a bit better Sue Helen,Lorraine A , Victoria , Anne , Teri Sam , lesley

Friday, June 05, 2009

I've met Joey and Scoopy Sue ( oh and not forgetting Graham)!!!!!!

Hi everyone, No cards today as I have been busy doing other things including meeting the lovely Joey, Sue (Scoopy) and her husband Graham. It was lovely to finally meet up and hopefully it will not be long before we all meet up again. Joey and I are hoping to catch up again next week.

Daring Cardmakers Guest Designer card - Weather

Hello I am so happy to show you my first Guest designer card for Daring Cardmakers challenge blog. I was asked by the team to join them as a Guest designer for June. I was totally privaliged to be asked ,as they are all so talented, so to be able to showcase my cards alongside theirs is a privalige. Please pop over to their blogs to find out more about their individual cards.
I made this card for this weeks challenge which is "Weather". I used my "rain","shine" and "snow" Miss Anya's to make this card. I stamped and masked the images to create a trio of Miss Anya's. I coloured them with promarkers and copics and paperpieced the outfits. I added felt to the snow Miss Anya. I added gems to the outfits too. I then made a cloud (whiff of joy stamp), a sun and a snowflake to sit above each image and added the sentiment "Rain,shine, snow you make my heart glow". I hope you like it and if you can find some time pop over to the Daring cardmakers blog and join in.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

The Greeting Farm - sketch and B&W

I have made this card using a sketch over at The Greeting farm blog there is also a theme to use Black and white or greyscale.
I used Miss Anya snow (coloured with promarkers) and a little church scene. I made a tag and used a charm and I used some natural ribbon. I layered up some card added some gems and here it is.

Creative Card Crew - Childs Play

Hello I and Max have been for our Asthma check up today. I have to take more inhalers and go back in 4 weeks as she was not too happy with my peak flow and the same with my baby boy he has to go back in four weeks. She was very concerned re the housing and gave me a few avenues to go down.
On a lighter note here is a quickie card for the Creative Card Crew challenge which is Childs play. I made a dinosaur card. Most little boys love dinosaurs so I thought this would be a good card for the challenge.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

High hopes challenge

I made this card today for the high hopes challenge which was to make a card with no square corners. I treated myself to this adorable image and sentiment. I used promarkers and copics to colour in and I used basic grey papers.

How excited am I !!!!!

Hello I have been picked to produce a card for a blog hop to celebrate the release of the new Diane Duda stamps over at sugar Nellie. I am so excited as it means I and all the other cardmakers get to have a stamp to play with. Go on hop over to read more about it.

Passion for Promarkers - Apple and Pastel Pink

A very good morning everyone, the weather is again superb here in London. I will venture out for a little while after posting this. I have made this card for the Passion for Promarkers challenge. The colours this week are APPLE GREEN and PASTEL PINK. A perfect combination.
I used my Gorjuss girl and I used cosmo cricket papers to compliment her. I used blush and vanilla and Pastel pink for her face. For her hair I used cinnamon, and henna. For her outfit I used pastel pink and blossom and Apple Green and Lime. For the flowers I used pastel pink and apple green to match them to the image and papers.