Saturday, 30 January 2010

This is for a card challenge.

The challenge is Crafts 4 fun challenge.
Today i thought i would use some bright colours and a stamped image.
The stamped image was done at Maddy Hills Copic class.
Thanks for setting the challenges and thanks you to those that take a look and leave a message.

Friday, 29 January 2010

Yes another challenge

This challenge was set by CCEE1004.
Thanks for setting us the challenges, and thanks for looking.

Another card challenge

This challenge is set by Clean & Simple - FTL 76.
Thanks for taking the time to look.

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Another card challenge

I have used whisper white cardstock, and 3 lots of designer paper.
 The stamp set is one of the sale - a- bration  sets.
The challenge was set by Crafting Life's Pieces, thanks for setting the challenge.

Another challenge

This challenge was with Clean & Simple Stamping.
I used chocolate chip,gold and cream cardstock the ribbon is gold cream and white.
The stamp set is a SU called much appreciated .
Thanks for the chance to have these challenges and thank you to those that pop by.

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Another card challenge

This is a 3 R'S red, rhinestone and rick rack.  Challenge with 365 cards.
Thanks setting these challenges and thanks for looking.

This is a 4 x 4 you could use for a valentine or just to someone special

 I did this card in mind  for another challenge using hearts and flowers, i had made two cards with hearts and flowers but decided this had warm colours so i could use it for another challenge so this card was added to.
 Pile it on challenge 3 Warm Wishes.
Thanks to the DT that make these challenges available for us.
And many thanks to the people that pop by to look and leave coments.

I luv you card i made using up stuff that i have had for ages

This card i have put into the Allsorts challenge week 36 hearts and flowers, you will of probably of noticed that i am putting some of my cards forward for challenges.
The reason for this is that i have spent lots of time while recovering from my operation browsing the web, and have seen so many blogs that are out of this world.
 They say the more you do at something the better you get, so while i have the time i shall be entering what i can so that i can one day make someof those  outstanding and wonderful cards.
Thanks for the chance to enter this challenge
Thanks for taking the time to look please leave comments they do make you feel good.

Sunday, 24 January 2010

Plain and simple card using SU products.

This card was very quick and easy.
I used SU whisper white for my card, then i cut 3 strips of 1 of regal rose, 1 old olive and 1 summer sun.
I also punched out 1 five petal flowers in each of the above colours, then i used the scalloped square punch on the old olive to get the inverted scallop i started in the middle and worked out on both sides.
Then on the regal rose i used the scalloped edge punch, then i stamped the thank you from the wonderful words set, and to finish it off i placed the flower together and put a brad in the centre and fixed it to the card.
Thanks for taking the time to look its much appreciated.

Its been another cold and miserable day so did a bright card.

I cut a lot of  4 x 4 cards so am making a no of 4 x 4 cards at the moment.
After making this card i saw a challenge on Charisma Cardz so i put this card into the Challenge.
Thanks you people that take the time to look, i luv looking at other peoples cards.

A Stampin Up Challenge

This card was made using everything from Stampin Up.
The cardstock used was very vanilla, chocolate chip and close to cocoa.
The designer papers are old ones, the Cupcake stamp is out of the set Crazy for Cupcakes and word stamp best wishes is from the Vintage Labels set.
This card is on Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog and is sketch challlenge 10 by Jo

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Today i have spent time looking at blogs of crafters, and becoming a follower of some more.

I saw this challenge today and thought i would participatein this one, QUIXOTIC 10 which called  the challenge INK UP AN OLD STAMP.
I purchased this over 12 months ago and have never used it so i was pleased to find this blog, it made we look at lots of goods i have and not used.
Thanks for this challenge.

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Thought i would try another challenge but found one that i could complete 2 challenges with one card.

 Made with burgundy, grey, blush and cream for challenge Come and color with Just Us Girls challenge 16. And the sketch is a challenge by Cupcake craft its Challenge 74, thanks for the challenges. And thank you for taking the time to look and leave comments.

Monday, 18 January 2010

Today i completed a challenge

This card was made for Mojo Monday Sketch challenge 122.  I used black, red and white cardstock for this challenge plus white ribbon and a couple of brads one small white and one large black and white stripe.
Thanks for looking

Sunday, 17 January 2010

Today i have spent time looking at other crafters blogs and oh boy we have some fantastic crafters out there.

This card was made for
Challenge 17 can you feel it .

I would like to say to you all  that make these challenges  possible for people like me to get involved with Thank you.

Saturday, 16 January 2010

For this card i have just used scraps of old patterned paper a little ribbon and a couple of flowers.

This card is one i have done for a challenge, with stamping for the weekend sketch time.
I am entering a no of challenges because i am still not able to work since my op so am making the best of my time crafting.

Today i thought i would have a go colouring with copic pens, this i am not good at but if i dont do it i will never get any better at it than i an now and that's not good at all.

I have a lot to learn when it comes to using markers colouring etc, I did go to a class run by Maddy Hill and i really enjoyed it and would recommend people doing it, the day was great meeting lots of nice people.
I  think  i could have done with  more than the one class because i just don't seem to grasp the shading, I am the owner of  SU markers, copic markers and ciao markers so i need to keep having ago at getting my colouring to that standard that so many of you ladies have.
So please take my apologies now for entering this on Stamp Something a Weekly Challenge Blog using blue and white, but i do need feed back on why i get it so wrong.
Thanks for looking

Brown and Pinks used

To make this card i have used close to cocoa, chocolate chip and pixie pink cardstock and some designer paper.
Added to Allsorts Week 35

Friday, 15 January 2010

This is a challenge

This card was made for a challenge on PPA 25 thanks for taking the time to look.

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Sale a brations stamp set used ( Happy Moments)

For this card i used SU Black cardstock, Real red, Old olive, Chocolate chip and whisper white.
The stamp set used was one of the Sale a brations sets that you can choose when you spend £45.00.
This card i used for Just us girls challenge Jugs15

Birthstone challenge

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge 24

For PPA Challenge 24 I used all stampin Up card stock stamps and Inks.
The colours i used were Ruby Red, Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel and More Mustard

My favourite Colours

This card was made using SU whisper white cardstock and SU black cardstock, i used the SU flower punch.
I know that the stamp for the label is SU and called label classic's  and the word stamp is SU and called small script  they are old.
This card was added to Taylored Expression Sketch Challenge 97

Friday, 8 January 2010

A Yummy card

I made this card added it to sketch challenge CCEE1001.
The items i used for the above card are:
Certainly celery cards stock for the card 5x5
SU Chocolate chip cardstock
SU Rose Red card stock
SU Whisper white cardstock
SU White sparkly ribbon
SU  Ink pad black
SU Stamp set Yummy was used for the words
SU Creamy Caramel for the ice cream cone which i scored to get the criss cross.
And i used the  SU scallop punch to get the scquiggly line that goes across the card and under the words.

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Valentine card made with circle punch

I thought i would make a Valentine card by punching a hole in the centre of the card, i used a number of punches by different companies and could not get it to look anything like it was so close to the edge. I then thought i would try my 1.3/8 circle punch and this is how it punched out i thought it was much better than the other punches that i had tried so i worked with it and made this card, the punch was from Stampin Up.

This was punched out with one of another companies punch just to show you what i mean, by its to close to the edge it does not matter how you place it in the paper you are very limited.
Hope this is of some use to you i learned the hard way i bought almost everything i saw before SU came to the UK and now well i cannot say i do not buy anything as i would be telling you a porkie, but my goods are limited from other companies because SU sell such a range of goods.
Thanks for taking the time to look please leave feed back TA.

A Valentine card using words from the freebie set i mentioned earlier

This card size is 4 x 4 ins, i used all SU products to make it.The eyelet border punch which you can purchase for £12.50 you could use this for many a card or scrapbook page.
Next is the heart to heart punch £12.50 this also can be used for a number things like now to make those Valentine cards, you have the card stock whisper white at £5.50 for 40 sheets of A4, plus the brilliant blue 24 sheets of A4 cardstock for £4.50.
You may think well i do not want 24 A4 sheets of one colour, then why not get a mixed pack you get 36 A4 sheets of mixed cardstock, your choice would be one of 4 colour families this would be 3 of each colour in that colour family and the cost for this would be £6.75.
Then i put little spots in one of the hearts i used the Uni ball signo gel pen this is another item that you can use on many of your projects and the cost of this is £3.25.
I have just added this all together and if you was to buy all of this from me it would cost you either £38.25 for the one with the £4.50 cardstock and the one with the cardstock at £6.25 the cost would be £40.50.
Remember crafters that if you spend £45.00 with SU at this moment in time you can get yourself a free stamp set, the words on my card are from a one of the free stamp sets you can recieve if you spend £45.00.
Please take a look at the Sale a Brations section at the top of my page to the right at the other sets you could become owners of. If i could be of any help please dont hesitate to contact me.
Many thanks to those that do look at my blog.

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Thought i would use 1 of the 4 freebie stamp set's you can get free when you spend £45.00 on goods from out the SU catalogue. I got the word set because i luv words you can use them so much.

If you are interested in a catalogue or goods please do not hesitate to contact me. I will be happy to assist you with anything I can.

I made this card for my friend that worships Elvis and shares his birthday 8th Jan

The Elvis card is the king stood outside Graceland his Home he would have been 75 this year.

The first time i have made card's this Year.

This card was made using very vanilla, chocolate chip cards stock, old olive designer paper and occasional greetings all from Stampin Up.
The best wishes greeting i am unsure which company that cames from.

This is Bertie my beautiful lab

This photo of Bertie was taken this afternoon by my hubby.
He was off work because the school he works at closed at midday because of the snow. He decided to give Bertie his first experience of deep snow.

Friday, 1 January 2010


It's the time for the Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration, which means FREE stamp sets! Oh yes!

There are three ways to get your hands on these brand new sets, which are only available as Sale-a-Bration freebies and cannot be bought -

Customer - for every £45 you spend you will qualify and can choose one of the stamp sets (4 in all), plus there's no limit on how many times you can qualify, so you choose a set every time you spend £45.

Hostess - If you host a Stampin' Up! workshop with sales of £300 or more you will qualify for a free set too.

Demonstrators - If you sign up as a new Demonstrator you can choose an extra stamp set from the whole of the catalogue (up to a value of £38.95) to have in your starter kit, making it a fantastic investment.
This offer runs from 30th December until 28th February, so if you would like to place an order, or ask about hosting a workshop, or becoming a Demonstrator then contact me on