Wednesday, 29 April 2009

friday sketchers # 49

i am posting this card now because there is football on tonight and i know i won't be able to get anything done. manchester united are playing arsenal in the first round of the champions league semi final, the second leg is next week and i am going to the arsenal stadium to watch it but i am in with the arsenal supporters so i have to keep quiet!!!!(my friend got tickets and she is an arsenal fan!!! i so hope we win.enough of that and onto the crafting! this card is for friday sketchers and i have made it for my friends husbands birthday. the stamp is from clevercut and is called a spot of gardening. the paper is from craft creations everything else is from my stash of goodies.

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

the sugar bowl challenge 9

the theme on the sugar bowl challenge this week is 'MEN'. i seem to have so many birthdays coming up that this is getting me prepared. the stamp is a sugar nellie called rock star and i bought it at ally pally. i stamped the music notes onto orange card, cut them out and put diamond glaze on them along with the shake, rattle and roll sentiment. 2 orange brads finish the whole thing off. x

stampavie and more challenge # 40

where is this week going? it was a really busy weekend and even busier at work i just haven't had time to get much done. i am really tired as well, exams are exhausting, i am revising with year 11's for their french orals so my poor old brain is taking a battering!!!!!! anyway enough of my ranting this is my first card for today and it is my take on the sketch from stampavie and more. i love all of the sarah kay stamps this one is called precious moments from the glitter pot, the papers, ribbon and brad is from my stash. i have used my nesties for the shapes. i will be back soon with number 2 card. x

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

penny black week 45 a sketch

last one from me tonight i am going to bed (early for me!!!). this weeks penny black challenge is a sketch from nat. the hedgie stamp is a real sweetie and as you all know he is one of my faves, this one is called bug post and i bought him at ally pally. the papers are from my stash of goodies, the happy birthday sentiment has been stamped inside the postage stamp from stamp addicts onto shrink plastic and then heated til it has SHRUNK. this amazes me everytime. thanks for dropping in see you tomorrow xx

colour create week 12 (black, white and pink)

another day at the mad house over!!!!! i found out today we have next friday off as well as bank holiday monday so i am sooooooo looking forward to that, all in all it has turned out to be a very good day,(manchester united won and we are back at the top of the league) happy days.
my first card tonight is for the colour create challenge which this week's colours are black, white and pink. i made a card similar to this for my sister in law's birthday last year and i think this stamp looks great stamped and embossed in black with only the flesh coloured in. the stamp is from dimension fourth, the paper and ribbon are from my stash. the hat pin i bought from sugar and spice and i added the beads. i hope the pink shows up ok on the picture.

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

sketch saturday # 47

have we really only been back to school 2 days, doesn't feel like we have been away for 2 weeeks, the kids seem worse than ever!!!!!! heaven help us nearer the summer break!!!

anyway enough of my moaning back to the put a smile on your face stuff.... this card was a real pleasure to do, i love the sketch set on the sketch saturday challenge. the stamp is a penny black called tea cozy (one of many bought at the weekend) papers are basic grey, the lace is from charmed cards and craft. everything is from my stash. thanks for popping by x

Monday, 20 April 2009

just magnolia week #1

a new challenge blog started this week called just magnolia and i couldn't wait to get started on the card. the layout is the sketch that was set by donalda. as my youngest grandson starts 'big school' in september (i know i have got a few months yet!!) i thought i would make him a card for that special day. the stamp is edwin with pencil which i got from the glitter pot the pile of books came from them as well. the papers are from a scrapbook in a pad which again i found when i had a clear out. i used my eclipse tape on edwin so that i could stamp the books to show him sitting on them. i love the crayon buttons, the colour scheme has all of georges favourite colours. now i am off to get some sleep, night night x

friday sketchers # 48

i know it's late but i want to post two cards, today was the first day back at school after the 2 week break for easter and boy was it hard to get motivated!!!! it was ok but i would have much rather been home crafting> this card is for the challenge on friday sketchers and i struggled with this one, this is my 3rd attempt and i am still not sure about it. i don't know the make of the stamp or where the papers are from but all have been in my goodies for ages. its good to start using bits and pieces that i have had for a while,(makes room for new stuff!!!)x

Sunday, 19 April 2009

stamps and smiles sketch challenge # 11

another card completed and it is for the challenge sketch on stamps and smiles. the stamp is one i bought from pinnacle crafts, the paper is basic grey. i used my nesties to mount the fairy, i also used a punch to give the velum a pretty edge. everything else is from my goodies.

i am back to school tomorrow so i won't be able to get so much crafting done (BOOO!!!) you can probably guess i don't want to go back>>>x

truly scrumptious challenge # 5

this is probably one of my favourite cards that i have made. the layout is from the sketch on this weeks challenge on truly scrumptious, set by michele. the stamp is a gorjuss girl called a little birdie told me which i bought at ally pally yesterday but i can't remember which stall!!!! the papers are basic grey and the fence stamp is a magnolia which i also bought yesterday from sir stampalot. i stamped the girl twice, water coloured one image and the other was stamped onto one of the papers and then mounted onto each other. my trusty computer came in handy again for the sentiment. i hope you have had a good day, mine has been ok (even though manchester united lost in the semi final of the f.a cup!!!!!)x

Saturday, 18 April 2009

stampavie and more challenge # 39

i really love this card, i think the colours are great and the stamp is a real cutie. i have posted this one on the stampavie and more challenge which this week is a sketch. the papers used are from basic grey and the stamp is a new rachelle anne miller called giving shelter which i bought from crafts u love. i have used diamond glaze on the snails shell, the ladybird and the raindrops. and to cut the oval my wonderful nesties. i am now going to play with my new goodies that i bought today!!! ( i might be gone a while ha ha ha )

my time to craft challenge/ papertake weekly/ spoonfull of sugar and cute card thursday.

i have had a really busy day today, i went to ally pally with a friend and we had a great time. i feel whacked now though. i finished this card last night but the diamond glaze on the clock face was not quite dry so i left it until today. the colouring is pastel colours, and the edges of the image have been corner punched and the flowers add the finishing touch!! i am going to put this in for 4 challenges as i think it fits them all. the first is my time to craft which is a sketch, the second is papertake weekly challenge which is pastels, cheekily i can use it on a spoon full of sugar challenge 47 to die for and lastly cute card thursday challenge 56 floral fantasy. both stamps are magnolia's from sir stampalot the rest is once again from my goodies.

Thursday, 16 April 2009

thankyou helen(ellephantastic cards)

i recieved this lovely award from one of my followers, thankyou so much i enjoy looking on your blog too. i must pass this on to 10 fellow bloggers so my 10 are

kazans sketch 24

this card has turned really cute, the colours are not as bright as they have scanned. the layout is the sketch set this week by kazan on 2 sketches 4 you. both the paper and stamp are from imaginisce which i bought at sugar and spice on tuesday. i think i will go to bed now and clear up in the morning. night night. i am going to bed very happy.( sorry if you are not a footie fan but as you have probably guessed i am one crazy mad man utd nut!!!)

cup cake craft challenge # 35 ( 1 layer card)

i really do need to go to bed and get some much needed sleep but i am so hyper because of the football result i have made 2 cards in under an hour!! the first is for the challenge set on cupcake craft challenge and it was to use 1 layer of paper, this was a real hard one for me cos i really do like my layering. i did stamp a dinosaur for this card but it is too small and didn't look right so i rummaged around and forund some chip board dino's from basic grey. the paper is from basic grey too and the sentiment i printed on the computer.

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

sketch and stash # 8

hey i am on a roll another card completed, this one is for the sketch and stash challenge. the newest stash on my card are the coloured brads, the stamp is a sugar nellie from funky kits called giddy up and i have it for ages, i have used it on quite a few cards. the papers i have had in my craft goodies for a time too. i printed the greeting on my computer.

mojo monday week 82

where does the day go?? no grankids, no visitors so i thought i would get a lot done... how wrong can you be, shopping and cleaning took over aghhhhhh!!!! my first card for today is the sketch set on the mojo monday challenge. i have had this stamp for ages and i bought it from clarity stamps along with the sentiment stamp. the stamp has been inked up then fusible fibres have been ironed onto it, and i hope you agree it looks really good. ( i saw barbara from clarity demonstrate it and then my friend gill showed me how to do it)the papers are from my goodies.

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

colour create (week 11 chocolate, coffee and cream)

i have been to barleylands again today to pick up sophie's plaque, and this time i did buy some goodies, well what do you expect i needed them!!!!!

this card is for the challenge on colour create and i love the colour scheme that was picked so i had fun doing this one. the paper is from craft creations, the stamp is a whiff of joy called willow with hot chocolate, the pins were bought today at sugar and spice, the beads i have had for ages, the same with the flowers.

Monday, 13 April 2009

unscripted sketches # 1

i found this new challenge called unscripted sketches and i have really enjoyed putting this card together. i was asked to make a wedding card with the colour scheme of pink, ivory and white and to only have a bride on it, so here it is. the stamp is from stamp addicts called bride to be and i think she looks very elegant. everything else is from my goodies.

Sunday, 12 April 2009

secret crafter challenge # 27

i can't believe i am still up as i have george and sophie all day and night tomorrow (oops that would be today!!) never mind i can lay in next week, this card is for the secret crafter challenge which is a sketch set by donna, with the addition of chocolate and orange. well i thought that this image would be great and she happens to be carrying a tray of choc chip cookies. she is a whiff of joy stamp gratefully stamped and given to me by a fellow crafting mate. she is called willow with cookies. the rest is from my stash of goodies . i am going to hit the sack now, night night x

Saturday, 11 April 2009

the sugar bowl challenge 8

i put this card on earlier but wasn't happy with the picture so i tried to edit it and i lost the whole thing so here it is again!!!!! the layout is the sketch over on the sugar bowl challenge and the stamp is from sugar nellie called karate luca the papers and star are from my goodies. i am such a plonker there must be an easier way of editing pictures!!!!!

sketch saturday # 46

another card and this time it is the layout of the sketch set on the sketch saturday challenge blog, i love this stamp and it is the first time i have used it and i am really pleased with how it has turned out, it is a new rachelle anne miller stamp called birthday monkeys from charmed cards & craft eveything else from my goodies.i also used blue velum which i ran through my big shot and embossed it with a cuttlebug swiss dots folder. i hope you are enjoying the weekend thanks for dropping in x

friday sketchers # 47

another of 2 cards i have made today, i seem to be all systems go today. i am making the most of it as the next couple of days are busy, busy!! this card's layout is the sketch set on friday sketchers. the stamp called puppy from stamp addicts, the paper is from lili of the valley, i used my h20's and sakura pens to colour the image in and i put diamond glaze on the bone, inside of the kennel and the pups nose. on the sketsh there are 3 embellishment on the right hand side, i have coloure and diamond glazed 3 of the paw prints in the paper.

cute card thursday # 55

the first card from me today and this is the challenge over on cute card thursday and the theme for this week is marshmallows and chocolate, the chocolate i have used is a mixture of light and dark.yummmmm. the stamp is a cuddly buddly called emmy with basket. today was meant to taken up by decorating my hall but it never got going!!!! i went to b & q and got the brushes and rollers but didn't feel like doing it when i got home. i am going to crack on with more cards while i can x

Friday, 10 April 2009

magnolia vs stampavie ( a sketch for you )

wow this card has been a marathon and i am still not 100% happy with it! its been a bit of a odd day today lots happening but nothing really getting done! the challenge this week on magnolia vs stampavie is a sketch for you by michelle and i really love the sketch but i have struggled with the swirly bit on the side, hence the bead flowers, ( i can't believe that amongst all my stuff i couldn't find what i really wanted!!!) the stamp is a tilda that i have had for a while she is called tilda with broom and i got her from sir stampalot, the paper, card, ribbon and bead flowers are from my stash. the card is purple even though it looks black! i hope you have had a better day than me, thanks for dropping in x karen x

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

colour create (week 10 duck egg blue and rose) and secret crafter challenge # 26 ( stripes)

i haven't been able to get much done today, i looked after sophie for a few hours and then i went to my daughters to have my nails done so i really didn't get home until 8.00pm. this card is going to be for 2 challenges , the colour create challenge which this week is duck egg blue and rose, (these colours are so pretty together) and the secret crafter challenge which is stripes. i have used a tilda stamp from sir stampalot called swinging tilda and the swing. the papers are from my goodies. i put diamond glaze on her boots and she is coloured in with h20's. x

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

sketch saturday # 45

what a lovely day, the sun has been shining a bit windy but all in all a good day. i went to barleylands with my daughter, george and sophie and miracle of miracles i didn't buy any craft goodies!!!!! i ordered sophie a wall plaque though so not a complete craftless day.. lol. tonights card is for the challenge on this weeks sketch saturday, the stamp is a penny black 't for transparent' called critter party from the glitter pot, the paper is basic grey, i also used some vellum whisc i embossed with a cuttlebug embossing border,the leaves i used a punch and the rest is from my stash(which is gradually taking over the house!!)

Monday, 6 April 2009

friday sketchers # 46

another post from me tonight, this card is based on the sketch set by friday sketchers , i have been having a sort out today and i found some images that i stamped a while ago so i thought it was about time i used them. the stamp is from stamp addicts and is called spike, i don't know if it is still available because i have had it quite a while. the paper is from my goodies as is the handbag charm. i might call it a night now i feel really tired and i am taking my daughter and her 2 angels to the farm tomorrow, i am such a good nanny!!!! night night x

sketch and stash # 7

my first day of the holidays and i thought i would get loads of cards done but i got side tracked! this is the first card i have been able to get to finish tonight, i seem to have quite a few weddings to go to this summer so i thought i would get started. this one is based on the sketch set on the sketch and stash challenge . the paper is my new stash which i got from craft creations the stamp i have had for ages and i don't know who it is made by, all the rest is from my craft goodies. x

Sunday, 5 April 2009

cute card thursday challenge # 54

another card from me today and i thought i would give my new nesties an outing. (i am gradually getting the whole set). the theme for this weeks cute card thursday is citrus colours and this daisy paper is so pretty i thought a smaller embellishment would be ideal and this little stamp from stamp addicts is perfect. the stamp is called here i am and is made by printworks. thanks for dropping by x

truly scrumptious challenge #4 and stamp something challenge.

how this card got made this afternoon i do not know!!!! i was watching the manchester united game on tv and not really concentrating on my card. but hey it is in one piece and to top it all we won whooooooo. the challenge on truly scrumptious is a sketch and you could add flowers if you wanted so i did.i am also posting this card on the stamp something challenge which this week had to have the word happy on it.the sentiment happy everything says it all and the ovals and the little bunny peeking out really does make you think of easter. the image is a sugar nellie stamp and is called peek a bunny. enjoy the weather its is glorious just like the football!!!! x