Tuesday, 27 April 2010

One Two Three "B"

As the winner of the last challenge on MSE it was my responsibility to set the new one so it's:
I spy with my little eye 3 things beginning with "B"
I managed to cram a few more than 3 on my card.
Bear, Brown, Blue, Bee, Button, Bright red (lol!), Brads, Bunny, Bird, Butterfly, Blossom, tiny Bubbles embossing folder, Bling, Best wishes.

Slightly Quakers

The challenge on Papertake this week is to do something different so for some reason I decided to use yellow - a colour I normally steer well clear of even my washing machine hates it and turns anything yellow a kind of sludgy grey colour lol!
Dare U to Digistamp this week is flowers (I will get value for money from that Retro Flower Punch!)
Creative Card Crew is April Showers brings forth May Flowers
Caardvarks and Polkadoodles are both monochrome (hope the white and the gold promarker duck feet are ok)

Paper: DCWV Spring stack
Image - Stitchy Stamps - Quack Pack



I've been busy getting on with this - well there was a lot of football on at the weekend.
You should be able to tell who it is now lol!

Saturday, 24 April 2010

Furry Relaxing!

I love these House Mouse stamps (although this one is a bunny) but have been resisting them. Fortunately my friend Sarah has invested and was kind enough to send me this one. I do have to admit to having bought the EK Success Retro Flower punch this week Ooops!

The layout is a fantastic sketch from Moving Along with the Times plus the theme was animals - think I might use this one again as it's simple but very effective.

Quixotic this week is make a splash
Our Creative Corner is Blossoms
Kaboodle is embossing (on flowers)

Paper - K&Co Classic K Bailey
Embossing - Divine Swirl
Buttons - Old shirt of my husbands


Stitchy sent me this image called Sookie a while back and I've just kept looking at her as all she kept saying to me was "purple". Unfortunately the theme at C.R.A.F.T. is brown and pick this week so she got a makeover lol!
The sketch is from Crafty Sentiments and I've used nesties to cut her out and layer her and the sentiment onto so I'd like to enter it for this weeks Daring Cardmakers challenge of die cuts.
Paper - K&Co classic K Bailey
Punch - Martha Stewart Simple Scallop
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards Oh My Words

How mushroom?

Sorry for the bad pun but I tidied my desk aka the dining table and can now stick my elbows out without things falling on the floor lol!
This delightful mushroom design that I found in my sort out is another Stitchy Stamp. The papers are Cosmo Cricket (thanks Marg) and the layout is from Papertake Weekly
It also fits the current challenges on:
Passion for Promarkers - In the garden
S2G - Spring plus flowers
One Stitch at a Time - Thank you

A little bit of Stitching

I was hanging the cat picture in Abby's bedroom this morning (I'm impressed that it's up so quickly) and took a couple of quick pictures of the finished stitching that's on our landing.
Apologies for the rubbish lighting and appalling wallpaper - it's still on our to do list 7 years after moving in lol!
Both kits are still available from Sew & So although I nearly fainted when I saw how much the Doll House one is now.



I love making these tiny things - they're so quick and easy. The elephant image was a freebie from Bugaboo Stamps
I would like to enter them into
For Fun - Anything but a card
Fab n Funky - Get it all out (old stash) - the butterflies were a magazine freebie ages ago
Sew Many Challenges - Anything goes

The right hand one -
Allsorts - Be inspired

Friday, 23 April 2010

Beary Wings

I sooooooo love this image I just had to use her again. You can buy her at Stitchy Stamps The flowers are Prima flowers to fit with the current challenge over at Creative Craft World and the sketch is from Lili of the Valley

I would also like to enter her into:
Stamp with Fun - Animals
Magical Crafts - Something for the Girls
Paperplay - No patterned paper

Tuesday, 20 April 2010


If you missed my post from yesterday you're probably wondering what happened to the cat. Well he's finished and just waiting to be framed to go in DD's bedroom like I promised her 5 years ago when I started him LOL!

This is the new one I started yesterday which will be made into a cushion for my friends daughter who is expecting at the beginning of August.
Can you guess who it is?

A Crafty Day Off

Thanks to Marg and Rusty from MSE I had lots of lovely new papers to play with :c)
All the digis are from Bugaboo Stamps
The papers are DCWV Spring Stack and All About Boys and Cosmo Cricket (only one made with them as I had to go and pick small child up from school)

Monday, 19 April 2010

Fun Frog!

This slightly mad frog was a freebie from Bugaboo Stamps a while ago.
I'd like to enter him into:
Doodle Palace - Funny Animals
Cooking it up with Katie - digi, purple, use something 3 times (card candy)
Polka Doodles - Animal Magic
Paper Sundaes - No People

Finished and it's not even Tuesday!

All done - just need to get it framed now!

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Baby Dragon

Stamping Dragon Designs has a DT call at the moment and the card had to made with this image of Rockabye Jiggy. I don't normally make cards this big but having decided to paper piece my dragons I had to give my wobbly craft knife hand some hope of not cutting important bits off.

Here's a close up of the ribbon I threaded through to make a bow and the doily I used as a background - note to self make sure you only use one next time as I stood the card up and the 2nd one and the dragons dropped off lol!
Sideways on to show the layers and decoupaged noses.
Paper is English Paper company


Bit late for Tuesday!

I did actually take this picture on Tuesday but hadn't got round to posting it.
He's getting there lol!

Thursday, 15 April 2010

A bear (well a small one)!

I mentioned to Stitchy that I hadn't played with a bear for ages so she sent me this little cutie called Yasmin.
The sketch is from Sunday Sketch & Stash. It's a distressed card (Sophisticats and totally papercraft) to encourage someone (For Fun)

Tuesday, 13 April 2010


I've never used a silhouette before but will trying anything twice lol! Just to make sure I wasn't wrong the first time. This one is called Relax by guess who and guess where - yep right again another Stitchy Stamp
I even managed to tie a reasonable bow on the 2nd try for once!

I would like to enter this into:
Creative Cottage - Buttons & Bows
Cute Card Thursday - Mono mania
Incy Wincy - Something Magical
Pink Elephant - 1 image 2 dies & 3 fave embellishments
Die Cut Dreams - vintage without colouring (hope chalked edges are ok)
Sir Stampalot - fantasy
Paper is Papermania Capsule Collection Heather


When Marg set the challenge on MSE this fortnight I knew exactly which image of Stitchy's I was going to use - it's called Flutterby. You can't really tell from the picture but the body is silver and the wings are turquoise mica paints. I really hope my friend doesn't want them back in a hurry lol!

Paper is My Minds Eye Bohemia

I would also like to enter it into
Lili of the Valley - blue and silver
Sketch & Stash - new paper & image, old button border embossing folder and silver pearlescent paper
Dare U2 Digistamp - metal (star charms)


Sunday, 11 April 2010

Home Tweet Home

I love this little bird house by Stitchy called Home Tweet Home - there's a bird that goes with it but I managed to print it too big - think Alice in Wonderland after the growing potion lol!

I'd like to enter into:
Lili Boo Too - Yellow, Pale Green & Blossom
I Love Digi - 3 papers, 2 brads (well a few more) 1 embelly (flower)
Quixotic - Joys of Spring
Papercutz - 3 papers
One Stop - One the move (flap & flower spins round)
Charisma - Thank you

Torn Distressed or Shabby

When I won the GDT spot over at One Stitch at a Time I was excited but then panic set in as I'd never done anything like that before lol! In the end the worst bit was choosing which of the fabby girls awesome stamps to work with. I finally chose Butterfly Love by Stitchy and the rest they say is history :c)
The theme this week is Torn Distressed or Shabby not one I would normally go for but I'm really pleased with the finished result. Hop on over to see what the other girls have created.
Here's the whole card taken outside in the lovely sunshiney weather we've been having.
Papers: DCWV Linen Closet
Image: Painted with mica paints and coloured with promarkers
Flower: Edged with brown colour box pigment ink made from 3 smallest Nestabilities Peony die cuts

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