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Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Passion for ProMarkers & Sketch Saturday

I've combined two challenges this week, Passion for ProMarkers and Sketch Saturday. Over on PfP you have to use the colour Apricot and Cool Aqua and also include handmade flowers, and there's a great sketch to follow on SS. The backing papers are from Pink Petticoat.I just love this image, it's a download from Charmed Cards and Crafts. I also glittered her wings.
A close up of the flowers and glittery wings.

Anyone for Anya? - Ooops this isn't an Anya....... Sorry

For this weeks challenge over on Anyone for Anya?, there's a lovely sketch to follow. I like this sketch, so it'll be used again, probably on Christmas cards..... lol.The backing papers are from Pink Petticoat, I coloured the image with ProMarkers, the sentiment is a stamp set from StampinUp and I made the rose myself using a punch.
A close up of the flower.

Saturday, 26 September 2009

WSC on Craft Bubble 26th September

This week on WSC on Craftbubble, we have Cherry as our GDT, she's come up with a lovely sketch and her twist is to use decoupage. Most of my cards for challenges are going to be Christmas cards, as I really need to get them made. I don't buy cards at all so I have quite a few to make...... lol. Here's my DT card. Why not pop over, join our group, Let's Get Stamping, and join us in our weekly challenges.

The snowflake is a free digital download from Fred, She Said There are some lovely downloads to buy there, it's definately worth having a look. There's some beautiful flower downloads and tutorials too.

Friday, 25 September 2009

Peachy Keen Stamps Candy!

Peachy Keen Stamps have some great candy up for grabs. Why not click on their picture on my sidebar and take a lookie...... ;-)

Anyone for Anya's?

This weeks challenge over on Anyone for Anya is Funky Flowers. I love this image and think it makes a lovely Christmas card.
I used my ProMarkers to colour the image, and added some glitter to the fur parts. I made the flowers myself from vaious punches and die cuts, then added just a little bit of glitter. I found the instruction for the Roses on the internet.

Delightful Sketches #7

I came across this blog Delightful Sketches, a few weeks ago and just got round to joining in with their challenges. There's a lovely sketch to follow as a link to some lovely digi downloads from Digital Delights. Their images are lovely and well worth going for a look, and you won't be able to resist. My farourites are the Raccoons, I love those little critters since seeing them in the gardens when we've been over in Florida.
Anyway here's my card for this fortnights challenge.
I used a stamp from Daisy & Dandelion, stamped with Distress Ink, then used the same ink to add some colour to the image and to distress around the image. I made the flowers myself from vaious punches.

Birthday Cards for my 2 Sisters

It's both of my sisters birthdays in the next 2 weeks, one 30th September and the other on the 9th October, (and mine inbetween on the 1st October.... lol) so I thought I'd do their cards at the same time, since I've got so many Christmas cards to make.
For the first card, I used a digi download from Willow Designs. As my sister is an avid knitter and has her own wool shop in the town, I thought Knitting Winnie was perfect to use for her.
Here's a close up of the flowers which I made up myself using punches and die cuts. I came across the instructions for the Roses on the internet and just added the other petals to fill the Rose out a bit.For this card I used the Alphabet and sentiment stamps from Dimension Fourth, and give the capital letter a coating of glossy accents. This card is plainer than the other one because this sister isn't the fussy type IUKWIM...... lolI made the flower using various punches, I also made the bead dangler from beads in my stash.

Christmas Cards

For the first card I used letter and sentiments stamps from Dimension Fourth, the idea is also from them. I gave the capital letters a coat of glossy accents, so give them the shiney surface. The snowflake was cut from a Cuttlebug die and the snowflake panel is a Cuttlebog embossing folder.
This snowflake was a freebie from Fred, She Said but I'm not sure it's still available, click on the link then you can find out. I coloured the snowflake with a ProMarker then added the glitter and some gems.

Monday, 21 September 2009

Sketch Saturday #69

There's another lovely sketch to work with for this weeks challenge over on Sketch Saturday. I changed the image shape for my card, I hope this is ok.

1 Image, 3 Different Cards

I just love this image from Charmed Cards & Crafts and I think she'll be used a few more times yet too.

Die Cut Dreams #15

This weeks challenge on Die Cut Dreams is 'It's Raining Men', so basically it's anything suitable for a man. I've done a Christmas card for this one, but the card will also be suitable for anyone.

2nd Card for This Weeks Challenge on Craft Bubble

I've made another card for this weeks challenge on Craft Bubble and here it is.I stamped this image using a Distress Ink pad then used a water brush to drag just a little bit of the colour inwards. I don't think this image needs alot of colour.

Saturday, 19 September 2009

WSC on Craft Bubble 19th September

This week over on Lets Get Stamping on Craft Bubble, we made the challenge a little bit different. We have Lauren as GD and we asked her to design her own sketch and choose her own twist. She did brilliant with it too. Her twist was for us to make our own backing paper from elements of a stamp and then use the stamp as our main image.

Here's my card.I stamped using versafine embossing ink the brushed it over with mica powder, it make the image appear on your paper, I enjoy using it. I heat embossed the main image using gold embossing powder and added the gems.
That's another Christmas card done!

Friday, 18 September 2009

Die Cut Dreams #14

This weeks challenge over on DCD is 'Tea For Two'. Well I had just the perfect stamp to use for this one. The stamp is an unmounted one from Dimension Fourth and I love it. Here's my card.
I coloured the image with ProMarkers and added some 3D gloss to the spots on the cup and saucer. Here's a close up.The flowers are from various punches, kindly sent to me by a friend.

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Just Magnolia #22

This week on Just Magnolia, the challenge is to use embossing of some kind on your card. I used dry embossing for mine. The flower is a stamp I'd never used for a lonnnnnnnnnnggggggggggg time, so thought I'd get it back out. I heat embossed the flower and cut them out. So I've used 2 kinds of embossing...... lol.

Anyone for Anya's? & Passion for ProMarkers #17

I've combined 2 challenges this week, Anyone for Anyas and Passion for ProMarkers
This weeks challenge over on Anyone for Anya's? is to use the colours Pink & White + 1 more. I used the Pink & White along with lilac. The challenge this week on PFP is to use any colour you wish but also include polka dots. Think I might've gone overboard with flowers...... lol.

Sketch Saturday #68

There's a lovely sketch again this week over on Sketch Saturday. I really need to get a move on with my Christmas cards, so I'm making them for most of the challenges I enter, so sorry is you get sick of seeing Christmas cards........ lol.
I heat embossed the Christmas tree, though it doesn't show up too good in this picture.

Friday, 11 September 2009

Passion for ProMarkers

Over on Passion for ProMarkers this weeks challenge is to use the colours Sandstone and Blue Pearl, lovely colours, and here's my card.

Susies Handmade Challege #1

Susie has started of a new monthy challenge over on Craft Bubble. This challenge was 'Summer' Here's my card, I used one of the Daisy & Dandelion stamps, and one of the Distress Inks to stamp with, then used a water brush to drag some of the colour. I like this effect.

Two Challenges in One

I've combined 2 challenges this week, Sketch Saturday and Die Cut Dreams. Over on SS there's a lovely sketch this week by Coco, and on DCD we had to use the colours Chocolate & Orange. I really enjoyed using these colours, and think they look lovely together.
The image is a Greetings Farm Anya, isn't her dress just lovely and I coloured it with ProMarkers.

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

I ♥ ProMarkers #3

Oh how fast are the weeks passing by, it's time for another challenge on I ♥ ProMakers already. Here's the sketch for this month along with my DT card.
So if you love your PM's why not come and join in our challenges, there's also a prize up for grabs.

Anyone for Anya's?

This weeks challenge over on Anyone for Anya's is to use buttons, brads and bows. You can use just one of these or all three if you're feeling adventurous. I used all three.... lol.


Over on ICS they are looking for 3 new members to join their DT. They have a lovely sketch to follow and here's my card.

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Blog Candy Winner

And the winner is......................KYM!
Well done Kym, on winning my candy.
And I'd like to thank everyone from taking part.

25th Anniversary Blog Candy

Well I was going to put up some blog candy for my Birthday, but thats still miles of yet, not till October 1st. So I thought that as it's my 25th Wedding Anniversary on September 8th I thought I use that as my excuse......

So here it is..........
I'm planning on adding a few more bits and bobs over the next few weeks, so they'll be some extras to whats in this pic.
The candy consists of.....
Crochet Flowers made by me
Alphabet clear stamps
Set of 3 Butterfly stamps
Mini canvas
Alphabet stickers
Rub ons
Die cut tags and labels
Various toppers.

Now all you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is, become a follower, place a link to my blog candy on your blog, then just add a comment on this post, that's it! I'll draw the lucky winner using a random generator on 8th September at round about 5pm.


Friday, 4 September 2009

Anyone for Anya's?

There's a lovely sketch to follow over on Anyone for Anya's this week. I love these images and really need to get more...... lol.

Here's my card for the challenge.

Die Cut Dreams DT Call

Susie and Vikki over at Die Cut Dreams are on the look out for DT members. All you have to do is make a card or project and make it in the theme of 'Pink'. And link it up on their blog.
Here's my card.

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Sketch Saturday DT Call

Sketch Saturday are on the look out for new members for their DT. I'd love to be part of this DT so here's the card I made for my application.

Sketch Saturday #66

I've finally got time again to join in with the sketch challenges over on Sketch Saturday again. I've always enjoyed joining in with this challenge, so here's mine for the present challenge.

Willow Sketchie Challenge 3rd September

It's Willow Sketchie time again and this time the DT got to use the new 'Precious' download available here. She's really lovely to colour make a lovely card for anyone. This weeks sketchie is by Lynsey and here's her sketch.
And here's my card.Why not pop over to WSC and take part in our challenge, you can win a free download from Willow Designs too.