Sunday, 27 September 2009

Anyone for Anya Challenge!

Hullo, Hullo,
Wow it is Sunday already hasn't the weekend flown by and what glorious weather we have had!!
This is my 3rd card made over the weekend, not as many as I would like to have done but 3 is better than none!!
This is the 1st time I have participated in the Anyone for Anya challenge, I should be doing them each week really as I have enough of them (who hasn't!!) they are so lovely!!
I have used Reeta with her little puddy tat which was stamped for me by a friend, this is one I don't own (yet )!
I'm not too good at colouring and shading hair, normally it's just one colour but I thought I would funk Reeta up today so she has a few bold stripes running through her normally brown hair!!!
The challenge this week is this sketch which I twisted slightly

Hopefully you like mine and don't forget to hop over to the blog to take a look at the designers cards they are fab!

Thank you for all your lovely comments :)

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Saturday, 26 September 2009

Stamp with Us Recipe Challenge

Hullo, Hullo,
This is my second card for today so please scroll down to take a look at my "ever so bright" card!!
This card however is for the Stamp with Us recipe challenge which consists of
No patterned paper (waagh!)
2 Stamps
2 ribbons
This was not as bad as it seemed when I first took a look, and soon came up with my card.
I have used SU fresh cuts stamp set, So saffron and Certain Celery ribbons and matching card stock along with SU pens to colour in the flower.
My trusty Kraft card blank was allowed to play today as I had been given it a rest and I expect you are pleased that I haven't done a crimbo card!!
Hope you like both my cards for today if so please leave a comment :)
See you soon
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Sunglasses Needed!!

Hullo, Hullo,
Please don't say I didn't warn you it is a little bright!!
The papers are MME Colourful christmas so I went with it and colourful you got!!
I love, love, love these papers and didn't really want to give them the chop but I did and used them to do the fab sketch at Sketch Saturday and I enjoyed it thoroughly even if it was a minute here and a couple of minutes there as I have found myself doing the Taxi service today for the kids!!!
Here is the wonderful sketch I will certainly be using this one again

I hope you like what I produced and hope to be back over the weekend.

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Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Double Challenge!

Hullo, Hullo,
Good evening , hope you had a lovely weekend and made the most of the glorious weather - it's lovely isn't it - bit chilly in the evenings though.
I decided to have a go at the "distressed" look again and am a little happier than my last attempt but not quite got there yet I don't think!!
A little more practice I feel is in order, it seems like forever when I am scraping my little pink pacman lookalike distress thingy across the edge of the paper and I get covered in all this paper fluff!
Over at Cupcake Craft Challenge it is distressing this week ( I have tried - honest!) and over at Allsorts Challenge they would like to see snowflakes so I have entered my card for both of these.
There are lots of beautiful cards on both blogs do pop over and take a peek.
Would love to stay and waffle but lots to do!

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Saturday, 19 September 2009

Stamp with Us Challenge

Hullo, Hullo,
This is my 2nd post of the day please scroll down for my earlier one I wouldn't want you to miss it!
Here is the inspiration that we had to use for the Stamp With Us challenge, such beautiful fresh bright colours and they do actually work together.
I have used green galore, pink passion, tempting turquoise and only orange SU card stock along with the Cheers to you set and circle and circle scallop punches.

I had an idea in my head for this one and was rather pleased how it turned out even though very simple, I hope you like!

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Sugar Bowl Challenge

Hullo, Hullo,
Another Crimbo card I am afraid - I just tend to keep picking out christmas stamps at the moment, not a bad thing I suppose as it will be here before you know it!
I have followed the great sketch that Marlene has done over at the Sugar Bowl I have used SU retired papers, a manga christmas stamp, elzybells background stamp and my new martha stewart snowflake.
There is lots of sparkle on this card from the glamour dust on the little girl and red sparkly gel dots (papermania) I have tried to do a couple of arty shots ( I did say try!!) but alas still do not think you can see me sparkle!
Here goes

Did you see any?

Nope! thought not!
I really need tips on my photography, if you have any please let me know - thanks x
A couple of you have commented on my Graffiti evening - where do i start!
Whilst I was doing my last post I mentioned no 3 was moaning as he now wanted it on his wall, well no sooner had I finished my last post he came down with a smile on his face and said No 2 had kindly done him a small one above his desk - obviously I did the chat and said I had told him to wait to see how Ryan's had turned out and then thought oh it's only a small one, I mean it is only a SMALL one above his desk - WRONG!!!!!!!!!!
Heres the desk
Not so little huh!!!

I had to take this from an angle as I couldn't fit it all inWell there you go that's what my little darlings got up to and this was the small one above the desk!!

I hate to think what Ryan's will turn out like!!

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Thursday, 17 September 2009

Penny Black Saturday Challenge!

I fancied a sketch and my chosen one was the fab Penny Black Saturday Challenge lots of very talented ladies over there I must say - worth a lookie!!
As you can see I have gone a bit snowflake crazy, a bit like pringles once you pop you just can't stop ! or in my case once I punched my first snowflake they just kept coming!!
The stampset is Penny Black - in a pear tree, I wasn't too keen on this at first but now I love it. Sad thing is it's on loan so I do need to stamp as many as humanly possible before it is returned safely!!
My papers are Bo Bunny - Tis the season, I really really love these the colours are great and you will need the whole collection as they are all fab!
The little sentiment is part of a SU stamp set.
Sorry it's a quickie post only No 2 son is grafitti mad and we have finally given in to him putting his name on his bedroom wall! He is upstairs designing at the moment so I do need to keep an eye just incase he decides we would like one on our bedroom wall - not!!!!!
As you can probably guess N0 3 son is now creating as he wants to do the same.................
Hope your enjoying your evening as much as me! LOL x
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Wednesday, 16 September 2009

A Selection for you!


Hullo, Hullo,
Yes I know another tri fold, but I did warn you they are my newbie card design - for me anyway!!
This was for the lovely Paula that celebrated her 40th on Tuesday and I also made a matching wallet

I also had another birthday card to make for the lovely Heidi who happened to share the same birthday as Paula.
Can you guess what I made her ?
Ok you guessed

Another Tri fold card!!!
I promise that will be it for a while, I will most probably still be making them but maybe postpone posting them - I don't want to be losing me blog buddies ! lol x
On a sadder note I also had to make a sympathy card for my neighbour who's husband passed away - always a sad occasion and he was such a lovely chap. :(
I kept this very simple

Sorry about the bad quality of the photo it was a very pale yellow, the stamp is a hero arts dandelion stamp.

Hope you like what I been up to and may pop back tomorrow if you lucky with a crimbo card!Toodle pop!


Sunday, 13 September 2009

No 2 Tri fold card!

Hullo, Hullo,
I said I would be back and here I am with my second attempt, I definitely prefer this one not so busy and I love the colour combination - Barely Banana and Bashful Blue SU papers.
The gorgeous little bear is an Elzybell stamp and I stamped twice on Kraft card and bashful blue so I could paper piece the dress and bow and added sparkle with Yellow stickles. The flowers are also dotted with stickles but I am not sure you can see in the photo.
This is a birthday card for the talented Mrs Wonka do pop by and wish her a Happy Birthday!!
Here is a close up of the Cutie Patootie Elzybell bear

Isn't she cute! looks just like me when I wear a frock and if you know me you will know I never wear one purely because this is just how I would look slightly round and no legs, I missed out in the leg department I ended up with little stumps if only I could add a couple of inches , that's all and I would be happy!

I had so many sketches that I wanted to use this week and unfortunatley the week has flown by hopefully I will get time to create this week and visit you all.

If you would like to see my 1st attempt scroll down to last post.

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Friday, 11 September 2009

Having a play!

Hullo, Hullo,
I have been having a little play today as I have wanted to have a go at one of these cards for ages, I believe it's called the Tri-fold card.
Isn't it amazing - The design that is !
I think this looks a little busy but I was using up scraps of paper that I had lying around and although I messed it up a little by not paying attention whilst cutting with my craft knife (nearly had my pinky off!) I am quite pleased over all!
They are so easy, I'm sure you have already made one before but I thought they would be too taxing for my lil brain!! how wrong I was x
I think everyone will be getting one of these at the mo they are my new craze so if you got a birthday coming soon - you know who you all are you may be getting one of these!!
They will all be different of course!
Well I hope you like it and please pop back as I made a No 2 tri fold card (told you I was hooked)- would you like a sneaky peak ...........

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Sunday, 6 September 2009

Sunday Sketch and Stamp Challenge!!!

Hullo, hullo,
Oooh where does the weekend go??
It absolutely flies by for me no sooner is it Monday and all systems go, time really flies as you are getting older it's frightening!!
I've had a lovely weekend though we went to Borough Market by London Bridge with friends, it is well worth a visit if you like food that is, everything is so scrummy and they have testers on most of the stalls so obviously it would be rude not to try!! lol
We came back laden with cheeses, pickles,duck eggs, strawberries, pesto sauce, mahusive tiger prawns and a big fish i think the man said it was a Mullett - Well I can tell you now them tiger prawns and mullett were bl**dy gorgeous!
We cooked the prawns in garlic butter and baked the fish with cherry tomatoes,lemon juice and garlic and it was melt in your mouth - I do like me fish!! (top tip if you wait till 4.15 ish the fish stall is half price obviously that's when we went!!)
I also got big flat mushrooms, meat and potato pies and cornish pasties for me ma and pa but had to laugh as the meat and potato pies had no meat in them (lol )apparently it was potato and gravy but very tasty!!
In fact come to think of it all I did was eat on Saturday as we had a Jamaican Curry from a stall for lunch followed by Cod chips and mushy peas in the Fish restaurant right in the market, pricey but well worth it .
Well hope I not made you feel too hungry!!
I managed to squeeze one card in though and chose this lovely sketch over at Sunday Sketch and Stamp
I have used a lil Elzybell along with SU bashful blue papers and have paper pieced her dress to match, you may also notice I used some pearls, quite a few I got carried away!
Hope you likey!
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Friday, 4 September 2009

Truly Scrumptious Challenge!

Hullo, Hullo,
Have you got the Friday Feeling!!
I sure have, gawd knows why as untold amounts of housework to be done and still have washing to put away from hols!! Grrrr I can do washing fine, love to watch it blowing about on my line all nice and fresh but when it comes to sorting and putting away - Nah i da like it!!!
Anyway enough of my old dribble onto my card lol x
I have used the super fab sketch over at Truly Scrumptious and what a fine sketch it is will deffo be using this one again.
My trusty Elzybells were allowed out to play, I always seem to pick this stamp and I absolutely love these little robins they are just so cute!! Do you like the pattern I have created with my Martha Stewart Flourish punch? Fab isn't it? Well unfortunately I can't take credit for that I first saw this idea over at Tab's blog this lady does the most wonderful creations, I am sure you have already visited her but if you haven't go take a look you will be there for hours if not weeks!!
I finished off with a few, well lots of snowflakes it is a crimbo card lol x
I really wish I had backed it with a red backdrop now with the kraft on top - too late now all stuck down.
It's funny how you think "yay that will do" then post your card and think "Umm should have done this - definitely shouldn't of done that!!
I hope to be able to do some creating over the weekend so please pop back and thanks ever so for the lovely messages you have left me feels like I never went away - believe me it is a distant memory!!!
Thought you might like to see Troy and Hercules(bearded dragons) havin a little cuddle last night while they were getting ready for bed -Awwww how sweet!!!
Enjoy your weekend
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Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Cooooooeeeeeee!!!! I'm home x

Hullo, Hullo,
Guess who's back, back again, ONLY ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I hope you haven't forgotten about me only been away for a couple of weeks but seems like ages, hope you all been well and am looking forward to checking out all your creations, so as soon as I get a min I will pop for a visit!!!
I had a super fab time in Sunny Beach, Bulgaria, weather was hot, hot, hot, food was plenty and scrumptious and everyone enjoyed thereselves, just need a holiday now to get over the washing and ironing that's taken forever and ever and ever and ever......................................
Before I went I was lucky enough to win the goody bag over at the super talented Marlene's and sure enough as promised my parcel was waiting patiently for my return(Thanks Marlene) - and look at all the lovelies I got......

I was also sent one of her beautiful cards, WOW it's a stunner and just as beautiful inside so thought you might like to take a peek and NO ! your not having it, it's all mine!!!lol x
Now for the inside...............

Hope to be back with a card at some point

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