Saturday, April 18, 2009

More stuff ...

A few cards that I made with products from Sweet Shoppe Designs (credits are in my gallery at the Sweet Shoppe)

I made the notecard box at the crop I went to last weekend that my friend Debbie did an off the cuff class on. She is so talented and so good at making people realise they need to buy more tools :lol:

Friday, April 17, 2009

Lucky Day ...

Yesterday must have been my lucky day. As well as winning the prize on the Hero Arts blog I got an email from the lottery telling me I had won £10 on Wednesdays lottery draw :)
Hip Hip Hooray - I wonder what today will bring? :lol:
There is another challenge this week on the Hero Arts blog - combining different alphabet or greetings stamps to create a message. Luckily Debbie came up trumps as usual and my new set of HA stamps arrived yesterday morning so of course I had to have a play - I even got out the box of really old stash to rootle through and pulled out some very old papers (one of them was copyright 2004 so practically an antique!!) I also used some of Kates doodles as they went perfectly and I used a greeting stamp but masked off some of the words and replaced them with my favourite Making Memories teeny tiny alphabet stickers.

(Stamps - Hero Arts - Sending Happy Thoughts #CL305, Hero Arts - Elephants #CL280, Ink - Stazon and Memento, Digital toadstool elements - Woodland Whimsy doodle set by Kate Hadfield at The LilyPad, Alphabet Stickers - Making Memories, Papers - K&Company, KI Memories and Lasting Impressions (I really dug deep in my old stash for these!!), Cardstock - Stampin Up, Colour medium - ProMarkers, Black pen - Letraset, Goggle eyes)

Anyway, it's almost 3AM now so I am away to my bed. I will miss my late night crafting session when I go back to work next week

Thursday, April 16, 2009

I've won a prize! ...

I am so excited as my lovely friends have just pointed me in the direction of the Hero Arts blog and I have won a prize in last weeks Beyond Paper challenge!!!!!

I made this little sweetie bag and they picked me as the fresh face winner - yipppeeee!!
I am amazed as there are so many fantastic creations in their flickr gallery but I am very pleased with myself and I am grinning!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

CPS #111

Today I made a card for the CPS sketch challenge blog.

(Sweet As by Fee Jardine at Sweet Shoppe Designs, Buttons - Autumn Leaves, Ribbon - Beresfords)

Yesterday was a public holiday for us in the UK and we took Haggis for his first visit to the seaside - most of the county seemed to be there too so we didn't stop long (we went home for fish and chips :) )

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Another day, another challenge ...

Well actually it was a through the night creation :lol: Does anyone else sometimes have to get out of bed as they are wide awake at 2AM and their head is full of ideas to make?

Anyway, after hopping around a few blogs this week I stumbled on the Double Dutch challenge blog - and it's such an inspirational blog too. This weeks challenge was to make a tea bag!

I used a new kit by Mary Fran over at NitWit Collections and filled it with chocolate mini eggs. I made quite a few to give away to the little people who come to visit us and this was the only one left to photograph.

Yesterday I went to a crop with some friends and did lots of chatting, gossiping and a bit of crafting - oh and I ate quite a few chocolate mini eggs, played with Debbie's Papertrey stamps and ink, shopped in Jean's shop and generally had a lovely day. Debbie showed me how to make one of her boxes (which is finished but needs something to go inside of it before it's ready to photograph) and I came home with a few cards done and my brain whizzing along with an idea for our cyber crop next week.

(Stamp - Stampin Up, Colours - ProMarkers, Papers - Shabby Princess, Cardstock - Coredinations, Punch - Woodware (I think), Ribbon - Stampin Up, Paper lace - not sure where that came from, I found it in my cupboard)

(Paper - Scrapkitchen Designs at the Sweet Shoppe, flowers - Prima, Punch - EK Success, Brad - Autumn Leaves, Ribbon - Beresfords)
(Papers and image stamp - Pink Petticoat, Colours - ProMarkers, Stamp - Melissa Francis, Cardstock - Coredinations, Punch - Woodware, Martha Stewart and Marvy, Ribbon - Beresfords)

(Papers and image stamp - Pink Petticoat, Colours - ProMarkers, Dies - Nestabilities, Ribbon - Stampin Up, Wooden flower - Hobbycraft, Brad - Making Memories)

Friday, April 10, 2009

Lots of cards ...

I am so enjoying having a holiday from work and have spent every evening for the past few days playing in my craft room making cards :)
(Papers - Nancy Kubo ,Stamp - ElzyBells art stamps, Ink - Stazon, Colours - ProMarkers, Font - SP Toby, Punches - Martha Stewart and EK Success, Flower - Prima, Button - Doodlebug, Ribbon - Stampin Up and Beresfords, Brads - Basic Grey)

(Papers - Doodlebug and KI Memories, Stamp - ElzyBells Art Staps, Colours - ProMarkers, Cardstock - Coredinations, Punches - EK Success, Marvy and Nestabilities, Flower - Prima, Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug, Brad - Basic Grey, Ribbon - MayArts, Font - Sp You've Got Mail)

(Happy Place by Fee Jardine at Sweet Shoppe Designs, DJB Lizzy Fizzed Out computer font by Darcy Baldwin at Sweet Shoppe Designs, American Crafts ribbon)

(Paper and image stamp - Pink Petticoat, Colours - ProMarkers, Cardstock - Papermill, Punches - Martha Stewart and Fiskars, Buttons - Autumn Leaves, Thread - DMC, Ribbon - Beresfords)

(Paper and image stamp - Pink Petticoat, Colours - ProMarkers, Cardstock - Papermill, Punch - Stampin Up, Dies - Nestabilities, Stamp - Autumn Leaves, Ink - Stampin Up, Ribbon - Beresfords)

(Paper and image stamp - Pink Petticoat, Colours - ProMarkers, Dies - Nestabilities, Ribbon - Beresfords, Font - Pea Martha)

(Paper - Shabby Princess, Image stamp - Pink Petticoat, Colours - ProMarkers, Dies - Nestabilities, Punch - Stampin Up, Stamp - Autumn Leaves, Ink - Stampin Up, Ribbon - MayArts and Stampin Up, Cardstock - Stampin Up)

(Image stamp - Pink Petticoat, Papers - Bloom and Grow by Zoe Pearn at Sweet Shoppe Designs, Greeting stamp - Melissa Francis, Ink - Stazon, Cardstock - Coredinations, Brads - Papermania, Punches - Woodware, Marvy and Fiskars, Paperstring - IKEA, Colours - ProMarkers)

(Image stamp and paper by Pink Petticoat, Cardstock - Stampin Up, Paper frill - Bazzill, Ribbon - May Arts, Colours - ProMarkers, Glitter)

Phewwww - that was a lot! I also joined in with the Hero Arts blog challenge for the first time, stamping on something other than paper and card. I made this little birthday favour bag by stamping directly onto the bag and colouring with my pens

I'm off to a crop early in the morning so I had better get myself away to bed or I won't be wanting to get up

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Haggis update ...

Just a little puppy update for our friends :)
Can you believe that just a few weeks this teeny tiny bundle of fluff could climb inside my slipper! And now he's a big boy, weighs 4.6 kg and he thinks he's some kind of greyhound :lol:

We're still working on the whole photograph thing!

Another sketch challenge ...

I had a shuffle around in my craft room this morning, decided to hide my computer tower under the desk and put my big printer up on the top of the workbench as I kept having to crawl under neath my desks to put different papers in and it was starting to really bug me - what is it that we need so many wires attached to our computers? I bet there is a mile of wires sitting under my desk for printers, camera, monitor, iPod, EHDs, tablet etc. It took me ages anyway. But now it's organised and I have a clean and clear desk because I had to tidy it up before I started so that is a bonus :)

This card is for the Papertake Weekly Challenge, I turned the sketch round a bit but I like it.
Papers are bloom and grow by Zoe Pearn at Sweet Shoppe Designs, coredinations cardstock, a Pink Petticoat image stamp and a Melissa Francis greeting stamp

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Last one! ...

This final card is for the 2 sketches 4 you challenge blog and I just had to use this little bunny image stamp again, he's just so cute!!

Image Stamp - Pink Petticoat (coloured with ProMarkers)
Papers - The Shabby Princess
Greeting stamp - Autumn Leaves
Ink - Stampin Up
Cardstock - Stampin Up
Ribbon and ric rac - May Arts
Punch - Stampin Up
Flower - Prima

More cards ...

Another card, another challenge! This time I needed a quick card for a friend of my Dad's who is having an operation. I love this little sheep, a Pink Petticoat image stamp, and I love my ProMarkers too :) This card is for the CPS sketch challenge.
Image stamp - Pink Petticoat
Cardstock - Stampin Up
Dies - Nestabilities
Ribbon - Doodlebug

Caardvarks Challenge ...

Continuing with my blog hop around the card challenge sites, this card is my entry for the current Caardvarks challenge - to create a card with a fantasy theme.
Stamp - ElzyBells Art Stamps (coloured with ProMarkers)
Papers - The Shabby Princess
Paper flowers - Prima
Button - Autumn Leaves
Dies - Nestabilities
Ribbon - May Arts

Challenges ...

I'm joining in with a few card challenges this week - it's great being on holiday :)
This card is for the Friday Sketchers challenge - great sketch.
Paper and bunny image stamp by Pink Petticoat
Cardstock by Stampin' Up and The Papermill
Autumn leaves buttons, EK Success corner punch
Beresfords ribbon
Image coloured with ProMarkers (and glitter of course)

Sunday, April 05, 2009

A spot of retail therapy :) ...

Hip Hip Hooray, it's the Easter holidays, school is closed for 2 weeks and I am pretty excited!! Don't get me wrong, I love my job but I love the holidays more I think!
I've spent the weekend celebrating being on holiday by a bit of retail therapy. I bought the most comfortable shoes yesterday and they are really sweet, just right for wearing with my jeans - light as a feather, just like wearing my slippers. Remember when you were a kid and you got new shoes and wanted to wear them to bed? these are those shoes, they even have buttons to fasten them :)

Then I went Hobbycraft and indulged in a few packets of their brads that were in the sale - I love bargains! - and some fab felt elements, really cute snails and ladybirds caught my eye that I thought would be useful for birthday cards for during the summer.

Lastly I went digi shopping. There are so many digital kits currently calling my name that I had to be very good and not buy them all - but I did indulge in a few :) Hopefully I managed to link the images ;) There seems to be a bunny pattern going on!!

I did play with some of these today so hopefully I'll be able to take photographs tomorrow