Sunday, September 25, 2011

Catching up and a new challenge ...

Hello, hello did you think I'd fallen into a big hole and was gone forever?  Just super busy at work which is leaving little time for crafting and blogging. But, it's Sunday and I have cards to share and news of a new challenge at The Ribbon Girl blog.

 The Ribbon Girl is having a Christmas Challenge on the 25th of every month during the run up to Christmas with a fab Christmas ribbon and embellishment prize

For my card I used the new Crafters Companion Humphrey's Corner Crafting CD. I love Humphrey and was thrilled to see the new Christmas designs, the latest CD and stamps dropped through our letterbox this week so watch out for lots of Christmas Humphrey-ness going on around here :)

See the diamante snowflake stick pin? *swoon* these are beautiful and new in the Ribbon Girl shop this week so I had to add one of those in as well

It's not all Christmas around here though, some people have had birthdays so I needed a suitable card for an owl loving friend and Nitwits came up trumps again with their Summers End collection. I made a shaped card with the owl element and resized the leaves to make them small enough to make him a little garland of Autumn leaves to hold

Saturday, September 17, 2011


The current challenge over at Papertake Weekly is to use something with wings and this is my card

Hanglar stamp coloured with Copics
Echo Park dots and stripes paper from 3DJean
Magnolia swirl
Ribbon and charm from Ribbon Girl

Monday, September 05, 2011

Pirate Bear ...

I just love this sweet little pirate bear stamp from Lili Of The Valley and I've used it on this card for the current LOTV challenge, it's based on the sketch for the challenge

Stamp - LOTV
Papers - My Minds Eye
Ribbon, twine and charm - Ribbon Girl
Colour medium - Copics
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat

I made this card at the weekend and now I am back at work I'll have to get back into my weekend only crafting routine. I've been off 6 weeks and today was the first day back. I had a lovely day catching up with all my work pals and getting our classroom ready for the children who will fill it tomorrow.

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Yeehaw Cowgirl! ...

This week the challenge at Just Magnolia and Hanglar Stanglar is to create an 'anything goes' card with the option of adding circles. I spent a loveoy afternoon crafting in our conservatory in the rain with my Mum and made this card (it might just be my favourite of all my summer creations). I did try to get a few circles on it but they just weren't working and I have no idea where the image came from, I found it in my drawer of stamped images ready to colour.

Digital papers - Proud 2B American by Melissa Bennett at Sweet Shoppe Designs
Ribbon, twine and charm - Ribbon Girl
Cardstock - Papertrey
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat printed on Safmat
Sewing Machine and corner chomper

I'm entering this card into the Just Magnolia/Hanglar Stanglar challenge