Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Cute Card Thursday challenge # 66 is 'Wheely good fun' and I've used this little car image from Crafters Companion 'Boys' set and the 'cool dude' sentiment too! The 'let's celebrate' text is a stamp from See D's range. Well, I've followed the sketch over at Kaboodle Doodles challenge # 8 and used their paper as the backing from the 'pink and blue' range. Stars I've punched out and white penned them and if you look under the car the sentiment is from American Crafts range of clear stamps. I think this card is another definite one for the Post Pals, there are so many kids there who love the colour 'red'. This one will be going to a special little boy! Hope all is well in blogland and thankyou for coming to browse around, I'm going to try and get my blogaversary candy post up soon, so hopefully I'll get to read some lovely comments. Bye for now.

Monday, 29 June 2009

A Spoonfull of Sugar # 57 is 'Weddings' this week and also ABC challenge 'T for Two Tone'. Well what can I say except that my computer and printer both are feeling the heat wave we're having. I've had a tough time this morning, the paper I wanted to print out wouldn't so I made my own with a colour sheet I'd printed out a couple of years ago and stamped it with red ink pad using a heart See D's stamp from the Celebration Pictures range and as you can guess my two tones are crimson/red and gold. This is a large card (A4 folded in half) and gold pearlescent paper used as the backing, couple image has been heat embossed using black Versacolour pigment ink and clear embossing powder and is from A Muse Artstamps (Elegant Pose) and sentiment is from Funstamps again heat embossed, finished off with thin width cream ribbon, made two bows and three red gems to finish! I shall be attending a wedding in two weeks so this one is for that. Hope you like this one... enjoy your day whatever it is you're doing, 'til next time.

Friday, 26 June 2009

Penny Black challenge# 54 this week is 'Embossing' and I've used my swiss dots CB embossing folder. Sketch is from Sketch Saturday #56, loved working with this and it all came together in a short while. Here the backing paper was from a candy last year, don't know who it's by, crimson/red paper is a download paper, image is PB 'dream a dream', sentiment is an American Crafts stamp from QVC last week and so apt as I want to sent this one to Postpals ( see side bar link). Hope you like this one and have a good weekend.
Finally, I've been able to post this, trying all day! A creation for Stampavie challenge # 6 which is 'Flowers' and I've used the Lily and Milo stamp 'for you'. I think there are plenty of flowers there, as this is my entry for
Funky Fairys #22 which is a fab sketch this week and ofcourse one of their downloads 'Aqualicious', a beautiful bold summery download, i love it! I would like to enter this for the Simon Says Stamp challenge 'Happy Mail'. If you could make a card to send to a poorly child who is in need of cheering up and there is a link on the right bar as I've already sent them a few of my creations! So lovely jubbly! I've used various CB embossing folders on the die cuts from the 'baby face' and sentiment stamp from Funstamps. Back in abit with another card.

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Hi again, my second post for today, and this card is my entry for Just Magnolia # 10 'Summer' and ofcourse the Magnolia image is Tilda by the sea. This is also my entry for Friday Sketchers #57 and Papertake Weekly which is 'Delightful Downloads' and I've used the new 'Aqualicious' download from Funky Fairy Inspirations. I've paper pieced tilda's dress,copics to colour skin, hair and hat, chalked the background a little, used a swirly stamp from Simon Says Stamp MOD Background Designs and also a Studio G stamp 'fun in the sun'. Thank you for looking, bye for now.
Hi all, this is my entry for Cute Card Thursday #65 'Tag, you're it!' Papers are from Kaboodle Doodles downloads 'Morris Dance' embossed using CB 'Swirl Birds' folder, used sentiment stamps from American Crafts clear stamps on the bird image from Pink Petticoat, generously given by Liz ( the owner of PP). Border stitch stamp along the top and bottom and also on the tag itself. American Crafts was on QVC last week and I treated myself, a remarkable deal for 5 sets! Everything else is from stash. Back in a bit with another creation.

Monday, 22 June 2009

Happy 1st Birthday to Simon Says Stamp! It's their birthday and they've had a blog hop to celebrate and giveaway prizes. Wow, Heidi, the proud owner of Simon Says Stamp is also sponsoring so many of the challenges out there and what a fantastic team they have. So this is my very first card of this type for their challenge this week: 'to make something in celebration' and I was glad I did it in one go without making mistakes. So all the images including sentiment is from them too, 'Savour Sweet Cupcakes' set. The brown dotty is Basic Grey is from the 'Sultry' pad, pink card from stash, I've also CB embossed the wings at the sides ( see bottom pic) in white card, finished with a sprinkling of pink micro fine glitter.

Saturday, 20 June 2009

High Hopes challenge this week is 'Lotsa Circles' so I've used a circle folded in half as my base and another smaller circle to place 'She-baa sheep' from HH. Butterflies from Crafters Companions 'Girl' sheet, sentiment made with Cuttlebug using 'Baby Face' dies and a bit of Sakura white gel pen to finish along the bottom. This is my entry for ABC challenge 'S for Summer' too. Hope everyone is doing well, we're suppose to have a really good week next week weatherwise, so looking forward to that!

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Penny Black challenge and it's their first birthday, yippeee! So the theme is anything 'celebratory' and Simon Says challenge this week is 'pink and brown' and I've used their little cupcakes in the bottom corners from the 'savour cupcakes' clear stamps.The sketch I've used is from Sketch Saturday challenge. Papers are from the very generous Summer Driggs downloads, 'Easy Breezy' kit, pink is from stash,Sentiment stamps are from both See D's and Hugs PB, hope you like...until next time!

Monday, 15 June 2009

Papertake Weekly is 'Shoetime' and luckily I already had this stamp from a spend in town, a couple years ago. It's a wooden stamp by Papercrafts4U by Mary Hughes. Card is from stash, used CB embossing folders, on the yellow strip I've used a See D's rose stamp but only the head part, you can just see random subtle stamping. Ribbon is from haberdashers, flowers made out from CB 'Baby Face' dies, gems added and shoe stamp is heat embossed and glitter gel pen used, sentiment printed directly on the card using 'Park Avenue' font. This is my entry for ABC ' R for Roses', used the sketch from Friday Sketchers #56 and also Cute Card Thursday #64 this week is 'Quotations'. Hope everyone is well in blogland, until next time... bye.

Friday, 12 June 2009

Mini Blog Candy Winner is...

...Izabella, congratulations to you! Thank you for entering this candy ladies and if you didn't win this time, there will be another chance, don't forget to come back at the end of this month for my blogaversary candy. Thank you for following and coming to visit me, it's really appreciated.

Izabella please email me, r.dosanjh1@sky.com with your snail address so I can get these goodies in the post. Thank you all and I hope you'll continue to stop by to see my creations.
Stampavie challenge for the last 2 weeks running was a fabulous sketch and the challenge finishes in a couple days, so I really wanted to have a go. This is also my entry into the Funky Fairys challenge which is to make a 'thank you' card or item.Ofcourse you must use one of their downloads and Shaz the owner has so much as freebies on the blog, so give it a go. Papers are Doodlemental Addons and Swirls, I've used the Simon Says Stamps MOD Backgrounds on the corner bits, these stamps are super and Heidi the owner is also sponsoring so many of the challenges out there in blogland, so well done to them! Image has to be Stampavie and it's 'Lily and Milo' for you, don't they both look like they're appreciating each other by saying 'thanks' which is stamped with mini alpha's, a few pink star buttons and silver daisy punchouts. Hope everyone is looking forward to a rest at the weekend, happy crafting all! My mini candy ends 6pm GMT today.

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Just Magnolia challenge is a sketch by Rach, Penny Black Saturday challenge #52 is 'Blooming Gorgeous' and I've used a sentiment off the 'Hugs' clear sheet and some very flowery paper from basic grey 'Sultry' pad, and A Spoonfull of Sugar challenge #55 is 'Butterflies' and I've used a butterfly stamp from QVC to heat emboss in white opaque powder. This little tilda was sent to me in a candy by the lovely talented Jeanette! Doesn't she look giggly here? I've placed her on a circle punchout of Debbie Moore ' Fireworks' punch and used the same b'fly stamp to chalk the background, stylized flowers CB folder used, some pretty silver gems on the daisies, white gel pen for accent and lovely white lace threaded through. Hope evreyone is enjoying the beautiful weather, it's very warm and will be hot towards the weekend... thank you for looking and take care all!

Sunday, 7 June 2009

A Spoonfull of Sugar #54 'sketch' and I've made a male card out of it, using mainly some DCWV papers, some background stamps from Simon Says Stamps 'MOD design', the sentiment is from the computer and purposely I've smudged marks on it to make it look 'scruffy', image is ofcourse Forever Friends, used glitter gel pen for some metal. Pinking scissors used for zig-zag on paper, everything else from own stash. The big buttons are the ones included in my mini blog candy. I'd like to enter this into the Simon Says challenge blog which is to use Tim Holtz's products but after watching some of his demo videos I feel I've missed out on so much, so will be getting some distress inks to try out for the future. So I've tried my best with this by going over the embossed dots with old ink pad and also filing the half-circle to create distress feel, hope it counts. Have fun crafting 'til next time!

Friday, 5 June 2009

Funky Fairys challenge # 19 is a recipe: 1 ribbon, 2 flowers, 3 buttons and 4 patterned papers, ABC challenge 'Q is for Quilt', Penny Black Saturday challenge # 51 is the sketch I've followed and Cute Card Thursday # 63 is ' Nip and Punch'. So here we are and here it goes, papers are from Funky Fairys free addon Doodlementals download, the stripey one is from a Crafts Beautiful online party freebie used them both to create a quilt look with faux zig-zag stitch, punch used is Fiskars 'sunburst', and Baby Face flower CB die cut, image is ofcourse PB from 'hugs' transparent stamps, handcut ovals, sentiment on computer with 'Rickles' font and tiny buttons from Create and Craft website. Talking of buttons don't forget to leave a comment on the post below or the one on the right side for some buttons included in my mini blog candy perfect for mens cards! Hope you'll join in, my main candy is at the end of the month.

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Mini Blog Candy

Does anyone want candy? I have a selection to giveaway to one person: 6 sheets of Dovecraft 6x6 papers 'Wild Blossom', Dovecraft mint colour daisy chain ribbon, assortment of mens buttons, selection of ric-rac and ribbons. This candy is ofcourse open to everyone, will post worldwide, just leave a comment, followers please leave a second comment for the draw on Friday 12th June.
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Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Sketch Saturday challenge # 53 and they're celebrating their challenge blogs birthday! Wow, so much talent over there and this week even the DT are giving away something on their blogs in the way of party bags, what a wonderful idea! Onto my card using the sketch for SS, the flowery paper is from Pink Petticoat 'Sundaes' download, red ink for edging, yellow card from stash as are the brads, red dotty ribbon from haberdashers the other week,sentiment computer generated with 'curlz' font and last but not least image is from Rachelle Anne Miller 'lily and milo - for you', on oval cut with decorative scissors, bit of glamour dust added to finish! Something to come tomorrow so please stop by, and what beautiful weather we've had the last week or so, sadly it's all changing...Rain to come and I welcome it as the gardens need it so badly. Hope everyone is busy crafting and enjoying every moment of it, bye now!

Monday, 1 June 2009

A Spoonfull of Sugar 53 'Lace', ABC challenge'P for pearls', Funky Fairys challenge18 'Baby', Simon Says 'Animals' and Friday Sketchers 54. Wow, I've got all these challenges in one card, so here it goes...yellow is from stash and I've turned it into my own backing paper with See D's stamps 'cute and cuddly', blue stripes are from Crafts Beautiful online party download by Milly designs and I've cut my own shape out as I don't have nestabilities, yellow dotty is from Funky Fairy Inspirations downloads 'seeing spots vol 1', white half pearls are from Crafty Bitz, pram image is from Katie & Co,(that's what it says on the side), the flowers and brads are from old QVC kit and I've put the sentiment off my shape and partly handwritten with a calligraphy pen. Any comments appreciated and count towards my blogaversary this month, thankyou so much to those who have chosen to leave comments and I've tried to go and leave some comments likewise! Here in the UK we're having some fabby weather, and trying to make the most of it too... hope everyone is well and happily crafting along, bye for now.
Edited to add: My entry for Cute Card Thursday 62 'bit of bling'.