Sunday, 31 January 2010

Valentine Sketch - The Crafty Pad

Good Morning, had a little sprinkling of snow here overnight and it is very cold again, off out shortly to see my youngest son's new house which he moved into with his family on Friday.
Now to my card, this is my second DT card for The Crafty Pad, this week there is a sketch to follow and to combine with Valentine's Day. My image is a digi of Roshell and Eggward by Debbie of The Crafty Pad, I have coloured with copics. The papers are by Making Memories, I added a border strip cut with a fiskers border punch, and I used the punched out hearts to put around the image. The sentiment I found in my stash and I added a ribbon and four heart buttons.

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Sweet Dahlia

Managed at last to get a reasonable piccy, so my card today features the lovely Greeting Farm "Dahlia" stamped with Versafine black and clear ep, coloured with Copics and a little Crystal Stickles and I added punched hearts around the image. The backing papers are from Doodlebug and Bo Bunny and a piece of pink pearl paper put through my Cuttlebug. Sentiment by Red Hot Bed and finished with buttons, flower and ribbon. I am entering this card for four challenges:
The Pink Elephant - Polka dots, a bow and pink
Mojo Monday - A sketch

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

All That Glitters

I made this card a couple of days ago and have since been trying to get some decent light to photograph it, but it looks like this is the best I can get, it has been so dull this week and today it has never got light and has been raining here all day.
Anyway back to the card which is for the challenge at Bah Humbug - Glitter.
I have used a Tilda stamp and coloured with Copics I have put Crystal glitter on the wings and stars. The backing paper is Magnolia and the strip across the middle is Papermania which I have cut with the Lattice Arch border punch. I punched snowflakes in lilac and white glitter paper and also cut a swirl in the same lilac. I added a ribbon and a computer generated sentiment edged with Stickles glitter. I am also entering this for the Just Magnolia challenge which is the sketch I have followed.

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Elegant Rose - My Time to Craft

My card today is for the challenge at My Time to Craft which is Elegant Rose. I used an Anna Griffin rose stamp coloured with Copics stamped onto card cut with Nestabilities. The background paper is K & Co and the check paper is Joanna Sheen border punched with Doily punch from Martha Stewart. The sentiment is stamped in Versacolour Burgandy and put inside a flattened bottle top which I found in my stash. I finished with a ribbon and pearls.

Sunday, 24 January 2010

The Crafty Pad

This is my first DT card for The Crafty Pad Challenge, which is every Sunday and this week has a sketch to follow. The image used is "Roshell with Basket of Flowers" which is a digi image by Debbie of The Crafty Pad, she has digi images and clear stamps. I coloured with Copics and mounted onto circle and scalloped circles cut with Nestibilities. Papers are from Doodlebug and Basic Grey, flowers are from my stash and foliage punched with Leone Em punch, sentiment is from Red Hot Bed and I added pink pearls.

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Christmas Post

Gosh really am late with this card for the Bah Humbug challenge which is to use something new. My something new is the Penny Black stamp "Hand Mail" as this is the first time I have used it, I coloured with Copics and added a little Stickles glitter. The papers are all from the Papermania Signature collection A Christmas Carol. I used the Martha Stewart Stars punch for the border added a white ribbon, a Prima poinsettia, pearl and a computer generated greeting.

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Damask Delights - My Time to Craft

My Time to Craft Challenge this week is Damask Delights, this is my DT card. The backing card and image is by Kanban, found while searching through my stash for something Damask! I added some punched branches, Flora Doodles and Prima flowers, pearls and a ribbon. No sentiment as yet will decided on one when I use the card.

Monday, 18 January 2010

A Nice Cup of Tea

A card today for Rainbow Lady's Challenge which this week is "Tea Time". I used a Sugar Nellie stamp coloured with Copics the papers are My Mind's Eye and Cosmo Cricket, the sentiment is stamped in Versafine Black and embossed with clear powder - make of stamp unknown. Prima flowers, pearl and ribbon added. I used the sketch from Create4fun.

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Heidi's Third Birthday Card

My card today is for my Granddaughter Heidi who will be three this week, she is always telling us she is a Princess so I used my new Greeting Farm stamp of Princess Ava which I thought would be ideal for her. I coloured her with Copics mainly in shades of pink and purple as these as Heidi's favourite colours and added some stars punched in the same colours of glitter paper. The backing papers are Doodlebug and K & Co, I added some flowers from my stash, a bow and heart charm and finished with a computer generated sentiment. The light is extremely poor today and the photo had to be taken with a flash as I wanted to enter it for the challenge at Anyone for Anya which has to be in today, the challenge this week is to include a charm. I am also entering this for the challenge at Papertake Weekly as I have used their sketch.

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Just Magnolia Challenge

On the last minute for the Just Magnolia Challenge which this week is "Pleating". I coloured my image with Copics, pleated a piece of paper which was free in Making Cards, the pink gingham paper is from my stash and the other bp is by Far and Away. I added Prima flowers with spacer and pearl, punched foliage, ribbon and peel off sentiment and also used my nesties to cut the circle and scalloped circle. Picture quality is very poor as it is so cloudy and grey today with no good light.

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Cool Cats - My Time to Craft

Good Morning, getting a little warmer here and the snow is beginning to thaw, just been out to take my granddaughters to school, first time my car has been off the drive for almost two weeks and it started first time, thank goodness.
Well to my DT card for My Time to Craft which this week is Cool Cats, do join in if you can. I used a gorgeous free digi image I found whilst blog hopping it is courtesy of Dawn at Lost in Paper Scraps, do visit her lovely blog. I coloured the image with Copics and stamped some little paw prints around her. The bp is from Joanna Sheen I added lace, buttons, ribbon and a computer generated sentiment. I am also going to enter this for the challenge at Charisma Cardz which this week is a colour combo, Pink, Brown, Cream and Toffee and I think this will qualify.

Sunday, 10 January 2010


My card is for two challenges both themes are "Recycling". The first is Bah Humbug! and the second is Rainbow Lady's Challenge . I have made an easel card, the backing papers are from my stash, I cut the Robins with my Nesties from a Christmas card and put this onto blue glitter paper, I cut the sentiment from another card again with Nesties, and the ribbon came from a third card. Well that's the first Christmas card made for this year!!

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Blue and Brown - My Time to Craft

Good Afternoon from a very snowy Lancashire, it has been snowing all morning and we now have about 8 inches of snow, as we live on a hill and the grit wagon has not been round, the village is very quiet as nothing is moving, apart from one or two people walking.
Back to my DT card now for this week's challenge at My Time to Craft, which this week is a lovely colour combo of Blue and Brown, do join in if you can. I used a new Tilda stamp which I bought just before Christmas and coloured with Copics. The papers are all from g.c.d. studios, I punched three flowers in blue and layered them together with a small white flower and brad in the centre. The sentiment is from Red Hot Bed, added buttons, ribbon and used the Martha Stewart Arch Lattice Border punch.

Sunday, 3 January 2010

First Card for 2010

Decided it was time to get started on card making again now the holiday season is over, so this is my first card for the New Year. I used a new Greeting Farm stamp for the first time she is called "Lottie", I coloured her with Copics, the papers are a new one from Doodlebug, Shabby Princess and a free one from a magazine. I followed the sketch from Papertake Weekly, though I did rotate it to fit my image. I added Prima flowers, jewellery spacers, pearls and a computer generated sentiment. I am also entering this card for the following challenges:
Anyone for Anya - Anything Goes
Rainbow Lady's Challenge - Use something new
Craftyann's Challenge - Use something new
Charisma Cardz - Celebrations
Stamp Something - Use new crafting goodies