Saturday, 30 January 2010

Nephews birthday card

Hi all

My nephew Ahmed is celebrating his 16th birthday and I was stumped for ideas for a card... nearly gave in and went and bought one, that was until I saw the teen digi stamps at Mo's Digital Pencil Shop where she has some fab images for Teenz (boys and girls). I had emailed Mo for some advice before purchasing and got a prompt really helpful email back... so I would 100% recommend buying the digi images from Mo!!!

I actually really enjoyed colouring in this image as even a novice with promarkers like me could get some shading in!!

I am entering into the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly - Sketch (see below)
Crafty Creations - Celebrate
Raise the bar challenge - The older the better!

For this card I used:

Video Boy digi stamp from Mo's Digital Pencil Shop coloured with promarkers.
Digital sentiment which was a freebie (I will put where I got it from when I remember)
Papers: K & Company - Roam
Stars are cut from backing paper which is the first pack of papers I ever bought (a couple of years ago)
Scanned book page with Timberland logo overlayed

Friday, 22 January 2010

Pink and brown!!

Hi all

Spent a lovely day off making this card in between shopping, cleaning, ironing and packing for my oldest 2 boys residential weekend away, they are going on an activity weekend away. I hope the weather is kind to them as it has rained all day here today and they are going to the Lake District where it is notoriously WET!!!

Made this card for my daughters friend Jasmine who is having a party on Sunday.

I am entering it into the following challenges:

Just Magnolia - A lovely sketch to work with (below)
Papertake Weekly - Pretty Pink
A Spoonful of Sugar - Lots of layering
Allsorts - Hearts and flowers
Quixotic Challenges - Ink up an old stamp
Belli Challenge- Hearts

Products used:
Prima flowers
Tilda stamp coloured in using Whispers pens and Derwent pencil
Papers DCWV The Sweet Stack
Cuttlebug embossing folder Divine swirl
Ribbon from a recent swap (thanks Ceej)
Sentiment from Stampin Up

Sunday, 17 January 2010

My first easel card

I keep seeing these easel cards around blogland and wanted to give it a try.
Love the pink and grey colour combo from Cute Card Thursday it is sooo pretty and girly and the layout is from a sketch C.R.A.F.T. which I rotated to the left. C.R.A.F.T. are looking for Guest designers!

My photography skills are rubbish, think I need to enroll onto a photography course haha!!

I am entering the card into the following challenges.

C.R.A.F.T Challenges - sketch
Cute Card Thursday - Pink and Grey
One Stop Craft Challenge - Fancy edges and borders
2 Red Bananas - Think round
Crafty Cardmakers - something new... this is my first Easel card!
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Going girly!!!
Humble Pie Stamps - at least 2 lots of bling
Bee crafty - Favourite colour combo
Charisma Cardz - Anything new (rhinestones are new and new card style

Cardstock - Bazzil Bling
Papers - papermania blueberry Hill and I can't remember the grey one!
Doily Martha Stewart punch
Prima flowers and some from stash
Pink strands and bead from a wedding favour which I have recycled!
Stamp Whiff of Joy willow with umberella coloured in with promarkers
Ribbon/lace and buckle from stash
Rhinestones - K & Company

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Nephews birthday card - no it's not a Christmas card!

Hi all

I had to make a birthday card for my club penguin mad nephew so folowed a template for a step/stair card, it is the first time I have made one and it was easier than I thought it would be! I think it looks a bit like a Christmas card lol!!

I used some digi images coloured with watercolour pencils, felt for the "snow".

I am entering this into the following challenge:
Susie's Sassy - card for a boy with the added option of an animal

Thank you...

Thank you card made for a few challenges. Talking of thanks, thank goodness this awful snow is slowly going!! I never thought I would be happy to see rain but today when I saw it melting some of the snow and ice I nearly cheered! It is still treacherous out but hopefully I don't need to go out until Sunday when I need to drop the kids off at my nephews birthday party!!

I am again entering this into a few challenges:

Friday Sketchers - following a sketch
Stamp Something - Colour combo blue and white
Basic Grey - inspirational photo (I want that room)
Just Magnolia - Thank you
Daring Cardmakers - Hole in one

Papers and brads - Basic Grey "Boxer"
Flowers and pearl ribbon from stash
Stamp - Tilda with basket
Image coloured using water colour pencils

Oops nearly forgot to post a photo of the card... it's cos it is soooo late (thats my excuse)

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Baby boy card

Hi all

I made this cute card for my neighbours who had a lovely baby boy on New Years eve!

I am entering this into a few challenges again:

Sketch Saturday - sketch
Cards for men - "New something..." in this case New Baby!!
Lexis Creations - Pastel Colours
Papertake Weekly challenge - New Beginnings
abc challenge - L is for Layering
Cupcake craft challenge - Baby card
Cute card Thursday - All New
Polkadoodles - Song title (Baby love)
Fussy and Fancy Friday challenge - New

Items used:

Paper nation stamp (Toddler boy) - stamped on Bristol Board and coloured with Promarkers
Martha Stewart border punch
Frames nestability
Making memories, K&Co and Papermania papers/cardstock
Core'dinations whitewash
Button, charm and rick rack from stash

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

I won some candy!!!

Hi all

Kids are still off school and I have not been able to get into work today and probably the same tomorrow as both schools are closed again!!! I got a text from my kids primary school to say they are not opening til Monday... roll on Monday haha! My 14 year old son pointed out today they have had the equivalent of half the summer holidays off with the Christmas holiday and the extra week courtesy of the snow... groan... I love em really but just want to get back to a normal routine now!!

Anyway some good news, I won some fab blog candy (Dovecraft Craft Paper Pack) from the daily giveaway over at Donnas Den. She is still generously giving away daily candy so go and check out her blog.

CPS #148 challenge sketch and other challenges!!!

Hi all

Managed to get this quicky card done for the CPS #148 sketch challenge, colour combination of red, black and pink in a valentines theme using hearts in some way from Embellish Magazine
Here is the sketch

I am also entering this into the Charisma Cardz Birthday Blog Hop challenge which is "celebrate".

A Spoonful of Sugar challenge this week is hearts so this also qualifies ;-)

Yet another challenge is Crafty Creations which is black and white with a splash of 1 other colour.

This card is a multi challenge card whoohoo!!!

The photo of my card (photo is a bit rubbish so I will try again with the camera in the morning as I think it needs natural light!

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Blog candy with a twist - hurry ends midnight TONIGHT!!!

There is a fab mystery prize with a value of approximately £40!- well I assume it is FAB but as it is a mystery I really am taking an educated guess hahaha...

Anyway all you need to do to be in with a chance to win is create a post on your blog with the following:

1. Add details of the candy and a link to their blog.
2. Your own favourite card of 2009 (from your personal creations).

Anyhow, here is my own personal favourite creation from 2009:

Snowy day!!

Hi all

Well we are like most of the UK well and truly snowed in hahaha!!

I went to bed at about 12.30 last night and there was only a light amount of snow and my eyes popped out of my head when I got up this morning at over a foot of snow. You could hardly see the cars in the street and can't tell where the pavement ends and the road starts!!!

My kids were meant to go back to school today and I had booked today off as an extra day of leave to have some crafty "me time". Blooming typical, every time I try and sneak an extra day off for myself one of the kids are ill, we get snowed in, I end up looking after my nieces or nephews.... there's always something!!!!!

Here are some photos of round where I live and of my youngest 2 kids having fun in the snow...

Half hidden car:

Safiyyah knee deep in snow!!

Safiyyah and Yaseen sitting on the "throne" they made from snow cleared from the drive!!! Doesn't look too cosy and comfy to me hahaha!!!

Knee deep in the road

The neighbours car is under there somewhere!!!

More fun in the snow: