Sunday, 30 January 2011

Betty's Birthday

My card today is for my mother-in-laws birthday today. She is 82 bless her but still believes she is 60.  She is a very happy but pleasantly confused lady who always loves my cards.  Well she loves everything actually and always has a smile on her face.

The first challenge I am entering is The Cuttlebug Spot which this week is to be inspired by an advert.  The advert I have chosen for this challenge is this


and here is my card


I have used this gorgeous House Mouse stamp and coloured it with Promarkers.  The papers are Stamping Up and Papermania.  The Sentiment is Paula Pascual and has been glossed.  The flower, button, gems and ribbon are from my stash.

I am also entering it into these challenges:

Simon Says - Animal Antics
Top Tip Tuesday - Flowers
Passion for Promarkers - Let it Shine
Crafty Catz - Flowers
Wild Orchid - Let's get sentimental
Crafts 4 Eternity - Polka Dots

Saturday, 29 January 2011

Christmas Card #4

This week's Christmas card is for 2 challenges.  The first is for Bah Humbug and this week it is oldie but goldie.  I have had this stamped image 'Waiting Tilda' for ages.  It was an image donated by a good friend and its another I have been saving.   Why do I do this?  Does anybody else?  I have an envelope full of images I am saving, maybe that should be my challenge this year to actually use them ha ha.

The second challenge I am entering is Winter Wonderland which is to use a sentiment as a focal point on your card.   This sentiment is another I have had in my drawers for ages.  It is part of a foiling and flocking kit.  I have used the flocking  on this one.  It was really easy too, don't know why I haven't used it before.

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Baby Boy

Good Afternoon, I thought I'd better get cracking on another baby card just in case it makes an early appearance.  The next one is due in about 2-3 weeks and I think this one will be a girl.  I already have a girl card but knowing my luck it will be another boy.  I still have to make cards for the grandparents.  I work with both the grannies to be, in fact one of them is the grannie of the baby that arrived a couple of weeks ago.  Fancy that hey, 2 grandchildren within a month of each other.


I have used this cute little stamp from Sugar Nellie 'Circle of Love' and coloured with Promarkers.  I have followed the sketch on The Sugar Bowl.  I am also entering it into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - Bingo, I have used the bottom line which is Punches/Diecuts-Embossing-Ribbon.
I love Promarkers - KISS - Keep It Sweet and Simple
Stamp Something - Something Cute

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Christmas Card #3

My Christmas Card this week is another for a few challenges.


The first challenge is ABC Christmas.  This week the challenge is B for Black and White.  The sponsor for this challenge is the fabulous Dustin Pike and there is even a freebie from Dustin so there is no excuse not to enter.  I've used this fabby reindeer image by Dustin and coloured with Promarkers.  I have followed the sketch from Sketch Saturday and am also entering it into Cute Card Thursday which is 1,2,3  I have used one paper, 2 stamps and 3 embellishments. 

Now here's my apology!!  Sorry ladies at Bah Humbug I know I haven't missed a week since you started your challenges and I haven't missed this week either but I am rather ashamed of my feeble effort.  When I saw that the challenge this week was 'crackers'  I thought that won't be too difficult but after searching high and low, through all my Christmas stash I haven't found one single cracker on any of my stamps or papers.  I did however, find these brads that I won from you and this one is supposed to be a cracker (it looks more like a boiled sweet to me lol!!)  Sorry, I promise I will try harder  next week.

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Christmas Card #2

My second card today is a Christmas Card. 


The challenges I am entering this card into are:

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Buffet - Choose 4 items from the buffet
Bah Humbug - Stencil ( I have used a stencil to emboss the holly in the corner.
Simon Says Stamp - The Sketch
Winter Wonderland - Paws For Thought

The stamp I have used is Welcome Party by Penny Black coloured with Promarkers.  Paper is Stamping Up.  Charm from  The Works.

Sugar Nellie

Yayyyy managed to find a bit of time this morning to get crafty.  What a miserable day though, really struggled to get some good light so my pics are not very good.

For my first card I have used one of my favourite Sugar Nellies 'Dressing Up Maggie'  She is also the very first SN that I bought and this just happens to be the challenge over at All Things Sugar Nellie on Papercraft Planet.  I have coloured her with Promarkers .

The sketch is from Sketch Saturday.  I am also entering this card into the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - Monochrome
I Love Promarkers - Punches

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Baby Boy Card

Well what did I say, I told you there were babies due right!!  Well one decided to make an entrance yesterday.  I made a baby girl card on Sunday so it had to be a boy didn't it.  I am daft really because all along I thought it would be a boy so I don't know why I made a girl card first.  I think the next one will be a girl, so we'll have to see if I am right. 


I have used this cute little giraffe image from Meljen's Designs and coloured with Promarkers.  The papers are Stamping Up, Ribbon and buttons from stash and sentiment printed off computer.

I am entering this card into Passion for Promarkers which luckily this week is baby cards and Simon Says Stamp Challenge - New Beginnings and Cupcake Crafts - Something New (thanks Denise), Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Goes

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Penny Black Baby

My second card for today is a baby card. There are 3 babies due shortly so I thought I better get some done just in case they make an early appearance.  The first one I have made is for a baby girl (the pink gives it away lol)


I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday - Out with the old (embossing die/folder and spotty paper)
Simon Says Stamp - New Beginnings

First Christmas Card 2011

Well, here's my first post of 2011.  Not really felt up to making cards yet, my mojo has deserted me.  Spent lots of time checking out the blogs hoping that it would kick in again but not much luck I am afraid.  Bah Humbug have started their weekly Christmas Challenge again, so I had to join in as I managed to do one every week last year.  The challenge this week is Holly/Fairies so I used this lovely stamp from Charmed Cards 'Holly Pixie' coloured with Promarkers, paper is very old, I think from a QVC kit, ribbon is recycled from a Lindt Christmas Reindeer and poinsettia sticker was in the prize for completing all the challenges on Bah Humbug.


I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

Friday Sketch - The Sketch
I Love Promarkers - Recycle (the ribbon, Lindt Chocolate Reindeer)