29 Aug 2009

Allsorts Challenge ~ 'No Stamping' and a DT Call

Good Morning

It's Amanda's turn to set the challenge at Allsorts this week and she has chosen 'No Stamping'. That means no rubber stamped images or sentiments. Digi stamps are allowed. Amanda has also suggested a few different techniques you could use ~ parchment, iris folding, tea bag folding, decoupage to name a few.

It the days before I was into rubber stamps my favourite technique was decoupage so that's what I have chosen for this week's challenge.

I have made this card for my mum as she is going to a wedding this afternoon. She hasn't seen it yet. I am taking it to her this morning so hope she likes it.

Image ~ Craft Creations decoupage
DP ~ Crafts Too You Springtime
Ribbon ~ Dovecraft
Pearls ~ Kanban

I would also like to let you know about a brand new monthly challenge blog Crafty Calendar Challenge which is launching on 2nd October. There is a Design Team call at the moment which runs until 15th Sept.

I hope you are all looking forward to the Bank Holiday weekend.
22 Aug 2009

Allsorts Challenge ~ 'Sketch & Tear'

Good Morning

This week's Allsorts Challenge has been set by Jules and she has gone with a combination challenge 'Sketch & Tear'

Firstly you need to use the sketh but Jules would also like to see some torn edges on your work this week. It can be just one edge or lots of edges - just tear your paper as much as you dare.

I struggled at first because the thought of tearing my papers upset me a little and to be honest I didn't really have a clue how to do it. However, I plucked up the courage and I actually quite like the finished result.

Here is my DT card

Image ~ Whiff of Joy 'Sitting Summer Willow'
Papers ~ HOTP Vintage
Sentiment ~ Whiff of Joy
Everything else from stash

We are now off out as Chris and Jamie are having their hair cut at 10:00 and then the children want to spend the money they have been saving in their money boxes. Chloe wants a DS game and no doubt my 'tractor mad' son will want yet another tractor.

Have a great weekend and hope the sun is shining for you.
20 Aug 2009

The Sugar Bowl ~ Challenge 17

Good Morning

I think it's going to be another scorcher here today! I hope the sun is shining wherever you are today. Here is my card for The Sugar Bowl which is a fab sketch by Judy with the extra option of handmade flowers. I have only used 2 handmade flowers on my card because with the leaves the third one just didn't look right. Hope this is okay DT!

Image ~ Sugar Nellie 'Picking Apples'
Papers ~ MME Bloom & Grow
Flowers ~ X-Cut punches with pearl centres.
Leaves ~ Woodware punch

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look! I really appreciate all your lovely comments on my cards ~ it makes my day lol!
16 Aug 2009

Forever Friends & Secret Crafter

Good Afternoon

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend. The weather in Norfolk has been fantastic today which was perfect because we went to the beach. Chris and I were off work last week so have had several days out and decided to finish our week by spending our last day at Cromer in North Norfolk which is about a 45 minute drive from where we live. We are back to work tomorrow but luckily for me I only work Mondays and Fridays.

Anyway onto my card which I made last night. I have combined 2 challenges for this card ~ Forever Friends 'Lazy Days of Summer' and Secret Crafter 'Fancy Corners'.

I feel like I cheated with this card because the image is a sticker but I didn't have any Forever Friends stamps which suited a summer theme.

Image ~ Forever Friends sticker
Papers ~ Daisy & Dandelion
Corners ~ Die cuts
Flowers ~ Papermania and Petaloo
Sentiment ~ K&Co
15 Aug 2009

Allsorts Challenge ~ Week 14

Good Morning

This week at Allsorts the challenge has been set by Brenda and she has chosen 'In an English Country Garden'. This week we have a fab new sponsor 'PDA Card and Craft' who are offering this week's winner a £20 voucher.

Here is my DT card

Image ~ Summer Milly (Pink Gem Designs)
Papers ~ Papermania Blueberry Hill
Embellishments ~ Die cut butterfly, flowers and pearls
14 Aug 2009

4 in 1 Challenge Card

Good Evening

After saying yesterday that I haven't had much time for crafting I have managed to make another card today and have combined 4 challenges.

Just Magnolia ~ Friendship
Stampin' for the Weekend ~ Vintage/Days Gone By
I Love Promarkers ~ Sketch
One Stop Craft Challenge ~ Roses

Image ~ Tilda with Bunny coloured with Promarkers
Papers & Sentiment ~ HOTP Paper Pizazz Vintage
Flowers ~ Ebay shop Here
Pearls ~ Stash

I will be back tomorrow morning with my Allsorts DT card.
12 Aug 2009

MAWTT Challenge #7

Good Evening

I still haven't had much time for crafting but I managed to make a quick card today for MAWTT challenge which is a great sketch with an optional baby theme. I really enjoyed using this sketch and will definitely use it again. My card is slightly different to the sketch because I have placed the sentiment at the top as I really wanted to use the cute bottle/dummy at the bottom. Hope this is okay DT.

Image ~ Penny Black
Paper ~ Messy Rabbit CD
Ribbon ~ Papermania sticky ribbon
Embellishments ~ Stickers from a Sandylion baby scrapbook kit which have been stuck on white card and cut out. Blue Craftwork cards candy.
Sentiment ~ Die cut

8 Aug 2009

Allsorts Challenge ~ Vintage

Good Morning

This week's Allsorts Challenge has been set by Gro and she has chosen 'Vintage'. I have never made a vintage card before and struggled a little at first. However, I am quite pleased with the finished result considering it was my first attempt at vintage.

Here is my DT card

Image ~ Sarah Kay 'Puppy Love'
Papers ~ HOTP Paper Pizazz Vintage and K & Co
Flowers ~ Prima and miniature tea rose all sprayed with glimmer mist
Sentiment ~ WOJ

Thanks for looking and any comments are most appreciated.

Lisa x
4 Aug 2009

Double Challenge Card

Good Afternoon

I haven't had much time for crafting as the children are on school hols. However, they have been playing together nicely this morning and I have managed to make a card. This card is for 2 challenges ~ PBSC 'Summer' and ASFOS 'Floral Fantasy'.

Image ~ PB Stickeroos mounted onto card and cut out with square/scalloped nesties.
Papers ~ 'The Summer Fun Collection' (Free CD which came with Complete Cardmaking with your PC magazine).
Flowers ~ Prima hydrangea flowers with pearl centres and fibres

Thanks for looking and any comments are most appreciated.

1 Aug 2009

Allsorts ~ 3, 2, 1 Challenge

Good Morning

It's Week 12 at Allsorts and this week it's my turn to set the challenge and I have chosen a '3, 2, 1 Challenge'

3 Flowers
2 Papers
1 Ribbon

The prize this week is a 6 x 6 MME Bloom & Grow paper pack as chosen by random.org.

Here is my DT card.

Image ~ PB 'Berry Berry Christmas' coloured with Promarkers
Papers ~ Daisy & Dandelion 'A Winter's Tale'
Flowers ~ Prima
(the cream flowers have been sprayed with Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist for a little extra Christmas sparkle)
Ribbon ~ Anita's
Gems ~ Kanban
Sentiment ~ D& D die cut