Monday 23 March 2009

SAS Challenge March 19th

My first ever Tilda card, image courtesy of friends at a craft-meet in Derby.
Brenda Pinnick DP...Sakura Stardust pens used to high-lite the red bows and hearts on the stamped image, also the DP pattern although this doesn't show up on the picci.
I messed up the stamped finials on the bottom of the card so used Sakura Pen as a flourish doodle to disguise my mistake - like you do! LOL

Our friend's birthday card

Birthday card made for my hubby's friend...trying out the latest SAS sketch [March 19th]...

Brenda Pinnick DP and Forever Friends stamp was used and although it doesn't show, the bears champagne bottle and the edges of the DP layers are highlighted with Sakura pens

Because I didn't get the sketch right, this card isn't getting submitted to the challenge and I've done another... but the birthday boy loved his card LOL

Monday 16 March 2009


CHECK THIS OUT, Fab Candy and there some superb stamps on Stacey's blog too - worth a peep :-

Sunday 15 March 2009


Using a simple white vellum overlay, I stamped a flourish from the IVY set by CREATIVE EXPRESSIONS...used a die cut flourish, butterfly and phrase from SIZZIX...then die cut flowers from QUICK-CUT...The silk flower is from FLORA DOODLES
The vellum wrap has been finished with the MARTHA STEWART doiley edge border punch and is adhered to the back with DST which is disguised using the white satin ribbon and paper flower.

Saturday 14 March 2009

Flora Doodle Flower and a Sizzix Flourish Die

Me trying to do "traditional" LOL
Not sure if it's quite balanced - hey ho...
It was my first go with the Sizzix flourish and they needed to be cut to fit


Just a wee bit bright LOL I was trying to match the papers up with this ribbon I fell for from American Crafts :o)
I suppose the style would suit the youngsters...
Stamps is Anita's Forever Friends...The swirl and phrase is by Sizzix...And here's the challenge:-

Link to Clare's challenge

C:\Documents and Settings\home\Desktop\LO Sketches\CLARE CURD\Mojo Monday - The Blog Mojo Monday Week 77.mht


Here's my effort Clare, I really enjoyed this challenge...I seem to struggle of late to fill the space of an A5 card and your sketch fitted the bill nicely, thank you.
Here's the challenge
C:\Documents and Settings\home\Desktop\LO Sketches\CLARE CURD\Mojo Monday - The Blog Mojo Monday Week 77.mht

Friday 13 March 2009


I receiced an e-mail from Linda [thanks for letting me know Linda] saying that she'd posted comments on my last post and they weren't showing... I've no idaea as to why, but, I spent a while on the settings last night - twiddles a few knobs in the "comments settings" and today there's comments from Viv and Jackie [thanks girls] but no sign of the missing ones from Linda...
If anyone else left comments and they're not showing, then I must apologise, I really don't know what went wrong XXX

Wednesday 11 March 2009


I've not been around for the last few days having visited Viv [Craft Haven] for a brill craft-get-together on Sunday with a few more like-minded friends...Then up to Kendal on Monday to visit my new Grandson Alfie...and spent most of yesterday just chilling !!!
These are my latest 2 for Mothers Day - Having seen some of you using blue/brown palette, it spurred me to have a go at these colours...The pink/green one was a headache as I re-worked it coz the first attempt wasn't right.Now to get around to getting something more traditional sorted.


Friday 6 March 2009

Stamps abd Smiles Challenge

Here's my entry for the Stamps and Smiles challenge that Viv has introduced me to:-

I'm finding challenges stretch my inspiration further - love 'em X

Found it!

Found who the sketch belongs to, only problem is, it's too late to submit mine as the the dead-lines past - hey-ho :o) Smashing blog to follow though - Cuttlebug Challenges: Be Inspired:-

Thursday 5 March 2009

A bit bright !

This one was started by applying Papermania Glittered Flock on the Sizzix alpha [the result is rather bright and strong] and then it was worked backwards to suit - not a good idea LOL

The stamped image is courtesy of Viv - thanks mate.The CB embossing I painted with acrylic paint using a wax resist method but I still had to go over it with the sandpaper...I didn't have a small bright yellow flower in my stash so I chalked over a pale yellow one so's it would match better...The leaf stem is hand-cut following a die-cut filched from a crimbo card :o)

So this is the final result :o)

Julie's Flower Challenge

Now let's see if I can do the link correctly Julie LOL...

Here's the flower I made using a mix of Sizzix dies ...I used a sketch for another challenge and can't find who the sketch belongs to [if I had a brain, Id be dangerous]...That's the sketch on the top, who can throw light on the matter? Any idea who's blog it's from?
And here's the link to Julie's challenge

Here's a superb Blog Candy

Sassy Designs by Susie is giving this superb Blog Candy!

What a load of goodies!!!

Tuesday 3 March 2009

3 for Mothers Day

Well, I finally made a start on the Mothers Days samples.
Here's the first 3...
Now all there is to do is find time to get on with the rest of them LOL

First Anniversary Blog Candy fro Viv

What a great stash!

WOW! Fab blog candy

Set of Pro Markers from Steph [to die for]

Monday 2 March 2009

Jackie's birthday card

Happy Birthday Jackie, I hope this card arrived save n sound :o)
Now your day is here, I can go public with it LOL
It DL sized...The swan [snapped on the Leed-Liverpool Canal in Bootle] is taken by a lovely guy I met selling his photos to raise funds for a long distance charity bike ride...The distressed matts are made using Core-dination papers and the swirls are stamped adding black pearls and velvet flock here n there.
Hope you like it :o)

Sunday 1 March 2009

Grace's sticker book

Happy Sunday to you all :o) My Grandaughter wanted some acetate for housing her sticker collection [she and her school friends do sticker swapping]...She was using a normal notebook and got frustrated when the stickers wouldn't come away from the paper cleanly LOL

Here's the bound wad of acetate sheets I made for her a few weeks back...I did the LO digitaly in PSE using digital images prior to printing [is that cheating?] and the gems added after

Blog Candy from Clare, you'll need to hurry though