Tuesday, 21 October 2008

I'm organising an anytheme RR

And this month I've had the pleasure of stitching Margaret Sherry's alphabet for Steph. They are so quick and easy to do, and I really enjoyed them. They don't have to be sent out for another few weeks so I might get the chance to stitch another one before then.

Back on with my WTP birth sampler. Here's where I'm up to at the moment.

Thanks for looking!!

Sunday, 19 October 2008

Blog Candy!

At Jen's stampin spot blog Leave 1 comment on her post for a chance to win! Thanks Jen!

Tag you're it!

At Tilda and Friends ATC Challenge it's tag time :) Mine's pretty simple really. I used a Dovecraft tag and a Christmas Tilda. She's coloured with Pro Markers for the skin and hair and Whispers for the clothes and wreath. The hollyberries are highlighted with Sakura glaze pens and her pompom on her hat and fur around her shoes is Sakura souffle in white. The gold ribbon on the wreath is coloured with Sakura metallics. Her wings and the background of the tag have added bling with Stickles gold.

Thanks for looking!!

Sketch Saturday #21

My first time entering on Sketch Saturday and I've stuck to the basic sketch LOL but I think the tag is an added feature :) The tag and bottle top greeting are Dovecraft. The paper was a gift so I have no knowledge of who it's by. The snowflake bling is from my stash :)

Thanks for looking!

Rainbow Lady Challenge 35 - Ribbons

I've followed the Rainbow Lady Challenge for a few weeks but this is my first entry. It's all about ribbons. I've used recycled ribbon (off a gift box) and some ribbon flowers on my card. The papers are Anna Griffin and I got the chance to use my new Martha Stewart punch :) This is going to my Mum who's been ill for a couple of days but is getting better.

Thanks for looking!

Arty Girlz Challenge #56 - Numbers

I've created an ATC for the Arty Girlz challenge this week. The backing calendar and photo are free vintage images from morning share and I think have really made this ATC! The stick ons are from my stash.

Thanks for looking!

Susie's Sketch #4

Susie's Sketch!! blog is fairly new and I thought I would give it a go as I've never used charms on my cards before. The papers are Anna Griffin's English Garden Palette. I have no idea where the charm is from, I've had it in my stash for ages, I think I originally bought it for my cross stitch. The ribbon is from my stash and one that I found by chance in an antique/craft showroom a couple of years ago and have never used. I am really pleased with this card for my first go at using a charm and using ribbon this way :) Even if the top fold of the ribbon on the bow goes the wrong way LOL

Saturday, 18 October 2008

Blog Candy!

Poppet is celebrating her fabulous new blog, it really does look gorgeous, with some blog candy Poppet's Place You have until the 31st October :)

Blogovesary candy on Natty's card and crafting fun Not only a fantastic blog but a very generous candy offer. Happy blogoversary :) closing today so be quick!

Jill shows her gorgeous cards on her blog and in celebration of reaching 10,000 hits she's giving away some fab blog candy :)

I made a friend very happy :)

My friend has seen some of the ATCs I've made but still wasn't exactly sure what they are. So I wrote an e-mail (well an essay!) explaining with links to various ports of info that I thought she would find useful. She loved it and felt she had a much better understanding of what an ATC was afterwards. I thought she deserved one of her own though. Now I know she would have liked a 'weird' arty one, and maybe she'll get one of those later ;) but I thought one on friendship using my lovely Tilda stamps would be a good start so I got to work. She's coloured with ProMarkers for the skin and hair with Sakura pigment brushes for her top and Whispers for the rest. The backing paper,tag and buttons came from Creative Park which I only recently discovered but love to death!

And because my friend really appreciates it when you make something for her I decided to make her a 'matching' card which also inculdes a little bit of recycling with the wooden heart. It came wrapped around some lovely tea towels as a gift last Christmas!

My friend loved them both and I also included the little easel so she can display her piece of 'art' :) I'm sure I'll make her a more unusual one soon :)

Thanks for looking!!

Friday, 17 October 2008

Brothers are best

Part of my brother's pressie will be this, framed of course :) It's by Heart in Hand though I changed the colours completely to work with what I have in my stitchy stash. The fabric hasn't come out as golden yellow as it is in real life. This really has a wild west colour feel to it :) The colours used are as follows: blue outline The Gentle Art Blue Jay, red of the star - Weeks Dye Works Louisiana Hot Sauce, the swirl in the star - The Gentle Art Deadwood and Crescent Colours Chocolate Cream Pie, the words The Gentle Art Maple Syrup, little squares Kate's Kloths Bluebell

It took a few nights to stitch and I really enjoyed it. I'm working on a couple of RR squares now :)

Thanks for looking!!

Two challenges in one go :)

My first time entering A spoon full of sugar blog challenge and ABC challenge blog M is for Male and I manage to get both with my brother's birthday card :)

It's coloured with Pro Markers and Whispers with paper and gems from my stash.

ETA my brother loved it, but didn't think he looks 'as fat as the boy on the front' he did admit that he looked a bit like him though :)

Sunday, 12 October 2008

Tilda and Friends ATC Challenge

It's a special challenge on Tilda and Friends this week! As well as entering the challenge Shary is offering us all the chance to send our ATCs to her for a swap! I love swapping ATCs and have a lovely album which I keep all my received ATCs in :) This is an exciting swap! I wonder who will end up with mine and whose I'll get??!! :-D

Mine is coloured in Pro Markers and Sakura pigment brushes. The backing paper and flowers are from Creative Park which I have only just discovered, and it is fantastic!

Thanks for looking!

Look at my lovely stash :)

How wonderful is this?!! Thanks to a marvellous friend who bought it for me, I have 2 brand new scrapbook albums and all this crafty stuff :)

Thursday, 9 October 2008

Pass the Penguin!!!

Pass the Penguin on, please!

Monday, 6 October 2008

Blog Candy!

Check out Donalda's blog by the 17th October for a chance to win a lovely Whiff of Joy stamp! So kind of you Donalda :)

Masking Tape Technique

I've never tried it before but gave it a go over the weekend and as well as my red creation for Arty Girlz I attempted this:

Not too sure about it to be honest, it wasn't what I planned but it's 'interesting'

Arty Girlz Challenge #54 - Red

I've been trying new things this weekend and thought I'd give it a go for the Arty Girlz Challenge. I backed my card in masking tape then covered it with red ink before cutting a couple of cards up (recycling!!) and adding the logo 'What becomes of the broken hearted?' one of my favourite sing along songs :)

Friday Sketchers

Those wonderful people at Friday Sketchers have a fantastic sketch this week and one that I'll definately use again even though I'm not happy with my attempt at this one :) and what makes it worse is that it's for a grown man and looks like it's for a child LOL but he's a big kid at heart and they are expecting the pitter patter of tiny feet any time now so maybe it'll get him in a child like mood? LOL

Saturday, 4 October 2008

More Blog Candy!

Help Marlene celebrate her special day by commenting and linking back to her blog by 6pm Wednesday 6th October :)

Blog Candy

Not from me, unfortunately, I'm still getting the hang of this blogging lark, LOL but from dollie dewdrop take a look at her blog, there's some fantastic work on there! Be quick this closes on October 9th!

And you've only got a day or so left to try and grab Beth's candy on her little card blog this closes at midnight on October 5th!

The urge to challenge!! (2)

At The Magniolia Challenge Blog it's use a sketch. Again, I'm not happy with my creation. I'm pretty new to this type of card making and though I absolutely love it, my stash does not have the necessary bling to make them look 'professional' but I really don't mind the constant shopping that is needed to bring my stash up to standard :)

Anyway, here she is! Coloured with Promarkers and Whispers. I couldn't tell you where the papers are from as I had them given to me by a friend. But the borders in the upper corners are K & Co and the daisies are from a wired string I bought ages ago, I cut them up for use here :)

The urge to challenge!!

I've tried to join in the challenges over the past few weeks but for some reason or other it just hasn't worked out, so I REALLY thought hard this week and I'm going to try and join in as many as possible. Here's the first one :)

At Tilda and Friends ATC Challenge It's a wrap this week. They want you to wrap anything around your ATC that takes your fancy! My theme is food and I want everyone to eat cake :)

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Another Magnolia

She's coloured with promarkers and sakura pens. I chalked the background around her and this was my first attempt at trying to co-ordinate papers, which is hard when you don't actually have any co-ordinating papers :) But my friend loved it and that's all that matters!

Thanks for looking!