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Saturday, 28 February 2009

Craft Bubble - Lets Get Stamping

This card if for this weeks challenge for the Lets Get Stamping group over on Craft Bubble. The image was a freebie from Sharon over at Willow Designs

Willow Sketchie Challenge

Over on Willow Sketchie the challenge is the follow the sketch and use buttons and stitching on your project. (just realised I forgot the stitching :-/) I stuck a small gem in the middle of the flower buttons. For this challenge blog you must use at least 1 item which can be purchased from their shop. The patterned papers and bear image are all by Willow Designs.

Thursday, 26 February 2009

Sugar Bowl, but I was too late.... :-(

I made this card for the challenge on Sugar Bowl. I thought the deadline was 5th March, when I checked it was 25th February, think I've lost the plot..... lol This is a Sugar Nellie image, coloured with distress inks. The backing paper if from Pink Petticoat.

Magnolia Vs Stampavie

There's a great sketch to follow this week over on Magnolia Vs Stampavie. I think this image is so cute, I coloured it with distress inks.

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Crochet Flowers

This is what I've been doing while watching tv this week. I've seen these on other craft blogs which had the link for the pattern, so thought I'd have a go. I used 4ply cotton by Patons and a 2.5 hook. I should just add that the pattern wasn't designed by me, it's available free for anyone to use, here's the pattern if you'd like to give them a go.

Whiff of Joy

This is my first time entering the challenge on Whiff of Joy, hope you like it. I've coloured the image with the usual distress inks.

Sketch Saturday

This card is for the challenge over on Sketch Saturday I decided to use a Sugar Nellie stamp for a change and coloured the image with distress inks.

Penny Black & Friday Sketchers

I combined 2 challenges this week, Penny Black and Friday Sketchers. Pennny Black was to make a Get Well card, so I decided to used FS's sketch for it. I'e coloured the image with distress inks.

Saturday, 21 February 2009

Brilliant Blog Candy to win!

Bev has some great blog candy on offer. Pop over to her absolutely lovely blog here to be in with a chance, you'll just love her work and get loads of inspiration from her too, I know I certainly have.

Magnolia Vs Stampavie

This weeks challenge over on Magnolia Vs Stampavie it's a colour combo challenge. The colours we had to use were Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Not Quite Navey and Bashful Blue. These colours are by Stampin Up. As I don't have any Stampin Up inks, I've used the nearest to them. I used a sketch from one of the older challenges on the same blog, to arrange my card.

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

February LO Challenge

This is my entry for the monthly LO challenge over on Auntys, we do these just for fun. I couldn't resist using one of the photos I took over in the Dean when we had the snow earlier in the month. I've just started these challenges up again but this time we have to follow a sketch, I love them. Pop on over and have a lookie. It's a great craft forum and sooooooooooooooooooo friendly, but also a bit mad...... lol. There's always something going on that you can join in with. Go on have a lookie, what you got to lose...... lol.

Thursday, 12 February 2009


From Akkina
From Jane

I recieved 2 awards from fellow bloggers Akkina and Jane today, thanks girls it's so good of you. I will pass them on soon as I can. Pop over and have a look at both their blogs, their work is lovely.

Sunday, 8 February 2009

My first LO in a long time

This is a scrap LO of my daughter Becky ready for her prom in June last year. I did this as part of the monthly team challenges over on Auntys. Pop over and have a look, it's a lovely friendly forum to be part of.

Willow Sketchie

It's the first new look sketchie challenge over on Willow Sketchie this week. For these sketchies you've got to use at least one item from the Willow range, available here. I used 2 for this one, the backing paper and the stamped image. This week we also had to add doodles and something that isn't flat. My image is mounted on sticky pads, I also added beads on top of the sequins.

Sunday, 1 February 2009

Christening Cake

This is what I've been working on for the last week or so. I enjoyed doing this cake as the decoration was left up to me, as long as the name was there. It's not very often that the decoration on a cake is left up to me. I made this cake for Carol, a friend on Auntys, it's the second cake I've made for her family.