Thursday, 30 April 2009

Charisma Cards and Cute Cards Thursday Challenges

The challenge at Charisma cards was to create a Thank You card and Cute Cards Thursday was to use something shiny on your cards. The card stock is Kanban, the image is Sugar Nellie which has been watercoloured in. Just added a few gems and pearls to the flowers on the card stock.

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Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Thank You

Just wanted to say a quick thank you to Allison who made me up this fantastic new blog header. I am totally technophobic so wouldnt even know where to start but I am so grateful to her for this.

Also got a new stamp through the post called 'Choose' from Sugar Nellie, made a quick card using basic Grey papers and a Craftwork cards new DL scallop card blank (now these are cool)

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The Pink Elephant Challenge 12 - Carols Sketch

This weeks challenge was a sketch by Carol

I used some Basic Grey Wisteria papers and Chipboard embellishments and my Martha Stewart border punch.

Sunday, 26 April 2009

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes

Hello all, was at a crop yesterday called ScrapATTACK in Motherwell, it was fab. It was my second time there (its really new) and Janice and Florence and the girls made my friend and I really welcome. I made a few cards using Penny Black Stamps, Pink Petticoat Papers and Craftwork Cards sentiments. I like this one the best so I have entered it for this weeks 'Anything Goes' Challenge.

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Thursday, 23 April 2009

Cute Card Thursday Challenge - Get Edgy

This weeks challenge was to distress or tear the edges of your card, so I used Basic Grey Wisteria paper and embellishments (from Craft at Home). I tore and inked the edges in purple and made what I call Allisons flower by ripping and inking the paper again. The stamped image is also from Allison, which I then watercoloured in and decoupaged. great stamp I love it.

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The Pink Elephant Challenge - a card for Mum

This weeks challenge was to make a Birthday card for Mum. I used my beautiful new Wisteria Basic Grey papers, chipboard and brads I got today from Craft at Home. It didnt even get on to the shelf or get price tags on it. I was there when they were unloading the stock!!! lol. The sentiment is Craftwork Cards and the letters are from American Crafts. I also used my Martha Stewart border punch.

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Thursday, 16 April 2009

Charisma Cards Challenge 15 - Little Black Dress

What a fantastic idea for a challenge!!! I used a Pink Petticoat bg paper and a Lola Rose image. I used black glitter for her dress, wasnt sure if she would turn out but she was fine. I also used some paper flowers,some ribbon and some card candy.

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Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Paper Take Weekly and Pink Elephant Challenge 10

This weeks challenge at PTW was to make a card using pastels and the challenge no 10 at TPE was to use pink, green and yellow, so I decided to combine them.

The papers are K and company, as are the embellishments, used my Martha Stewart border punch and some flowers and buttons from my stash.

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Sunday, 12 April 2009

Sketch Saturday and 'Girls Night In

Had a great night last night my pals Allison and Tina were over for a crafty girls night in. Allison brought her new Sugar Nellie stamps (what a bonus for us!!!) so we had fun with them. The gorguss girl is the cutest and the other stamp by Leanne Ellis was my favourite so that is the one I chose for using for Sketch Saturday. The papers on both and the flowers onare from Prima. I used watercolours to colour in both images. Allison brought her Copics but I still cant get to grips with them yet. Anyway we had a great time and I hope you are all having a Happy Easter!!!

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Friday, 10 April 2009

Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 55 Marshmallows and Chocolate

This weeks challenge was to use pink and brown on your card. A lot of the things I used were in a goody bag I bought from Craftwork cards, eg, the paper, the flowers, the card candy and the sentiment. The stamp is Penny Black Cheescake Wishes and I used a scallop circle punch to stamp on and stamped again on a piece of spare card and than watercoloured and decoupaged. The ribbon is from my stash.

I loved this challenge, love pink and brown together.

Thursday, 9 April 2009

Cute Card Thursday - I WON I WON I WON

Hello all

Just so excited cos I have won last weeks CCT prize. I dont know if its a random selection and I just got lucky and I couldnt care less, its my first challenge win and Im as happy as a pig in the proverbial!!!

Also just to let you know that I have just signed up to be a Stampin Up demonstrator. I am the only one in my local area, the closest other demonstrators are in Glasgow and Edinburgh, I am the only one in South Lanarkshire (Hamilton/Motherwell etc.)

I am not a sales person but Im hoping my love and enthusiasm for stamping and crafting in general will help me on my way (hey even if it funds my 'habit' I will be happy lol)

Hope you have a great day, mine is sure starting out well.

Happy Easter

love and peace


Tuesday, 7 April 2009

2 Sketches 4 You, Lauras sketch 23

I loved this weeks sketch so I thought I would try it out. The bg papers are Anna Griffin and the flower image has been cut out, decoupaged then painted with glossy accents, the sentiment stamp is penny black and the tiger lilies are from Prima (just new in at Craft at Home raided the shipment before it even got on the shelf lol) added a ribbon from my stash

Monday, 6 April 2009

Pink Elephant Challenge 9

This weeks challenge was to use embossing, punching and stamping.

The Footprints stamp is one I picked up on holiday in Florida, the punch is Martha Stewart and the embossing folder is Cuttlebug I think is called Textile?? the background paper is by Artylicious Damask Delights. Then I added some ribbon and gems.

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Sketch Saturday Challenge 45

I really liked the sketch this week.

I have used some Anna Griffin papers and my Hero Arts Russian Doll stamps from Craft at home. Coloured them in with copics and decoupaged. Used my martha stewart border punch and some ribbons, buttons, and a crocheted flower from my stash.

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Saturday, 4 April 2009

Penny Black Saturday Challenge Easter Theme

Well doing all these challenges is one way of getting my Easter cards done. The image on this card is courtesy of Allison who stamped me a few out. I didnt have to do much to the little bunny just a touch of colour and glitter and I cut and decoupaged one layer. The paper is Pink Petticoat Sweet Flourishes download well technically it is the washed out download with the flourishes printed on top which was a happy accident by the way. I also printed the flourishes on to vellum and ripped a piece, inked the edges and attached it onto some white card with the brads. Finally added some flowers and gems. Was determined to get this card posted right away as I seem to be getting later and later with my challenge posts.

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Friday, 3 April 2009

Pink Elephant Challenge - Easter

This weeks challenge was an Easter card, the image ive used is Joanna Sheen along with the bg paper. I used the cuttlebug and martha stewart punch to make a border. Then Ive added some ribbon, buttons and a sentiment.

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Daisy and Dandelion and Friends, Challenge 4

This weeks challenge was to use 2 brads, 2 different papers and 2 embellisments. I used the rabbit who is either Candy Floss or Marshmallow??? The papers are old i think they are Imaginence. added some brads, a flower and a button from my stash.

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xx Sue