I've had a couple of people ask me where the image came from which was used on this card
Well, her name is Charlotte and she came from DewDrop Craftz
I hope that helps :))
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
In support of Orchid, a charity which raises funds to help fight male cancer, Nikki has worked together with Sally-Ann Hancock from The Digi Stamp Boutique to bring you a new and exclusive 'Jim' stamp.
I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday #51 Jim is coloured with ProMarkers (what else!) The papers are 3 Bugs summer collection from last year but I still love them, the shells are QK cut from gold glitter card and the little star fish were punched from a piece of cork as I couldn't find my sand paper. The circles were cut with Nesties.
As mentioned above, the stamp is available from DewDrop Craftz and £1.45 from every stamp sold will go to the charity..........He is available facing either left or right and I've placed my order.
Please think about buying him to help a very worthwhile charity.
PS....Please scroll down for newer posts.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
What a beautiful colour combination the team from Colour Create have chosen this week.........and it's not BLUE! LOL
The cutie rag doll image is from DewDrop Craftz and she has been coloured with my trusty Promarkers, papers are off cuts from the Bella collection from Making Memories, the flowers are Papermania and Prima and the yummy ribbon is from Ribbon Oasis.
I think I must be going through a 'blue period' as my fourth card in a row, made for the Sketch and Stash Challenge #11 , the Secret Crafter's "New Beginnings" challenge and the Papertake Weekly challenge which is Onto this weeks challenge!! (At last lol!!) Scrap this! This weeks challenge is to use your scraps - I'm sure most of you have a wee little box of them!! Or several large ones if you're like me! ;), is blue :)
My 'new' item is the rocking horse sticker by Karen Foster Design which I received a couple of months ago for having a card published in Papercraft Essentials. It was only when I received the stickers that I realised that I had been published again as I hadn't sent anything in. The card in question was sent in ages ago for a competition in which I failed miserably (as always!) and when I saw it in print I really didn't like it! Does anyone else ever feel like that about their work?
Anyway, back to the topic in hand, the papers are HOTP and everything else is from my stash.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Well our first challenge is finally here and what an exciting day it is for us and hopefully for you too. As you know our first challenge is "anything goes" so you can use any colour promarkers you may have (even if you only have one) but please can you tell us which colours you have used on your post. Now for the first challenge (and the first challenge only) we are offering mega prizes from our four sponsors, therefore we will not allow you to combine our challenge with any other challenge, but only for this week.
Papers are HOTP, flowers are Prima, the sentiment was done on the lap top and the image is a Penny Black stamp (which I have forgotten the name of and my mum has my stamp at the mo :)) coloured with the following ProMarkers: Forest Green, Cool Aqua, Pastel Blue, Blush, Warm Grey 1, Cool Grey 1 and Pastel Yellow.
I can finally visit other blogs after an absence of I don't know how long. I have been having trouble with 'the white screen-Operation aborted' appearing every time I tried to visit and it was really getting up my nose! However, this morning I decided to download Firefox and give that a try.......and so far so good. I am just about to take DD to town for (yet more) new school shoes, but plan on having a blog hop this evening.
To everyone who has commented on my blog and think I am really rude for ignoring you, please accept my apologies, I shall be round to visit so get the kettle on! :)
Thanks for dropping by.
Edited to remove the Sketch as I didn't notice the last line *oops!* I shall now make another Sketch Saturday card.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
There are a couple of new challenge blogs starting over the next couple of weeks which I shall be watching with interest and they are
The Next Level
The Next Level is the exciting new concept of Dawn (All Pink Girl) and Ann (Madgesty - Love to Create) probably better known as blog name Madge. Our aim in designing this new informative style of blog is not only to produce really creative Weekly Challenges that are not tied to any specific brand, but also to explore new avenues, ideas and techniques with a completely fresh approach.
Passion For ProMarkers
Welcome to our new weekly challenge blog for those who have a passion for ProMarkers. Our first challenge will be on 26th May and will run every Tuesday thereafter. For each challenge we will give you specific colours to use, but feel free to use more if required, but the challenge colours must be used. (The required colours for the next four challenges have been posted on the side bar)
Card Sketches #17
And this one is for DH to take next Saturday.......it's the first time I've been ahead of myself for weeks :))
Details as before but with the addition of the flowers which are a mix of Papermania and some I bought from Craft U Love a while ago.TFL
Another card for DH as he has another wedding to do tomorrow evening. The elements are the same as the last card with the addition of the QK Revolution Swirl..........this is my new favout=rite die :))
Saturday, May 23, 2009
I love clean and simple cards (in case you hadn't noticed LOL) so this challenge was right up my street! The paper is from the new Regency pad by Papermania Signature and it is lovely. The sentiment is from a Clear on Clear stamp set, the ribbon is from Ribbon Oasis and the gems are Anita's.
But as you can see, I flipped it round. My 'new' for this week is the pale blue paper from Baby Bee collection by Crate Paper. I've had it for over a year now but this is the first time I've cut into it *blush* :))
It fits the Colour Create challenge this week too where the colours are Sky blue, Tan and Ecru
It is also my card for this week's DCM Dare. It's Kathy's turn to set the dare this week and she says "This week I'd like you to do a bit of "singing in the rain" and make cards on the theme"Wet, Wet, Wet"I'd like to see cards featuring water of any kind, and if you can actually USE water in the making of them - then you can claim an extra bonus point lol.So if you're ready to get splashy off you go...." I've used 'Jim-just chillin' by Sally-Ann Hancock and available from DewDrop Craftz as he is perfect for this challenge. He is coloured with Promarkers. The sentiment was cut from a piece of Dovecraft (I think) paper.
Paper is HOTP, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Gems are Anita's, ribbon is from Ribbon Oasis, butterfly and sentiment are from Kirsty Wiseman
Papers are K & Co McKenna, MS Doily punch, Papermania flowers and ric rac from Ribbon Oasis
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
I made this card for a lovely friend who celebrated her 60th last Monday. Numbers were hand cut using wooden templates (and scissors!), papers are all Papermania and the ribbon, lace and charm were all from my stash.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
I used my lovely Grow papers from the Bloom and Grow collection by My Mind's Eye along with the matching Bazzill card. The flowers are Prima and everything else is from my stash. Letters are Quickutz Olivia which have been cut from the same paper.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Papers are by Papermania which is also covering my chipboard flower with the glittered centre (not much but it is there :)) I love the sage ribbon and it matches the textured card brilliantly. Another May birthday sorted, this time for DH's auntie.....I think I'm about done with May now so I can start on June. My nephew's birthday is 3rd and DD1 get's married on the 6th.
Toodle pip, thanks for looking.
weeks 51 and 52 and Papertake Weekly's challenge which is to you animals on your card.
I don't know what I'm doing wrong with blooming blogger but I can't seem to do anything I want to do. I can't add multiple pictures any more and I can't drag pictures to where I want them and can only add one picture at a time. I've just tried editing my 'Friday Sketchers' post as I showed the sketch of one and the image of another and it wouldn't let me! Anyway.......
Papers are Pink Petticoat and left overs by Papermania (from the albums I made during the week), the gems are Anita's and the other bits are from my stash. That's a birthday card for DH's neice, at the end of the month, off my list.
This little Manga couple is so sweet and ideal if you don't want a super cutie image for a wedding card! Again I've used the PMs, the papers are from Papermania and my tag was just an oval Nestie. Eyelets, gems and ribbon are from my meagre (!) stash.
Friday, May 15, 2009
.....nothing for ages then three posts at once :)
I'm sat here like old Granny Grunt at the moment, I've got a packet of Gaviscon at my side and am listening to Friday Night Is Music Night on Radio 2......they are featuring Paul Carrick and he is brill. He's singing the Living Years at the moment, fab!
Anyway, my third card is for a commissioned graduation card and uses the Papertake Weekly sketch from last week.
This is the first outing for a long time for the old Sizzix dies, I still find them useful so they were a good buy all those years ago :) A couple of the papers are by K and Co I think, they are all left over from assorted projects. the lace and diamante are from my stash.
Also this week I have made two seating plans, both very different, a set of bonbonierres and place cards for a wedding in St Lucia, two commissioned albums and some flower decs for a photo shoot at a new wedding venue! Oh, and a card to feature on Becky Fleck's June Card Maps and newsletter......how cool is that :)) You'll notice from my list that I've plenty more to show but I'll add some more over the weekend as I have more work to do.
Enjoy your weekend and thanks for looking :)
I used this week's sketch from Sketch Saturday and another PB image which I received last year from my blogging bud Jo This time I coloured the image with Prisma pencils and Sansador. The papers are from Pink Petticoat, spotty flowers are Prima and everything else is from my stash.