Monday, 16 March 2009

I've been trying to catch up on a few crafty makes and managed to complete my week 8 of the 52Q's. This was a fun one to do and quick aswell. I just have 3 more to go now, just wish there was enough time to do it all in.

Week 8 was "What was the last thing that made me laugh?" Here's my card..................
I also managed to do my first creation from Rosie's Colour Combo Challenge - the BG Challenge for week 23 on 21/2/09. Here's the quoted challenge:-

Well its time for another challenge and this time its a colour combo, we would like you to pick one of the following colour combos for your creations (Skin and white card colours are allowed too),Pink and GreenPink and BrownBlue and BrownSo what are you waiting for, pick your favorite combo and get crafting :), but of course not to forget to use at least one item from BasicGrey on your creation.
Here's the card I made................................

Materials used:

BG - Oh Baby Girl! Carlie
Baby Grosgrain - Pink and green stripe
Hero Arts - Graphic Squares - E4083 Set

I stamped up the squares stamps several times in four different colours and embossed them in transparent clear powder. Popped a couple of big blooms on, stamped a message and that was it.
That's about it for exciting, I know, LOL!! Thanks for popping by and taking a peep. XX

Monday, 9 March 2009


I'm a bit late with one of the DCM challenges, but better late than never eh, LOL? So, I managed to do the GREEN challenge, which was on Friday 13th February. Here is the dare..........

The dare is feeling green. I want to see lots of green on your cards in any shade you like. You could even do a double dare and make a green themed get well card. It's up to you. We can't wait to see what you come up with, and in the meantime here are some cards the DT have made for inspiration.

I really enjoyed making my card for this challenge and enjoyed digging out some old stamps, in fact, the stamps used were my very first purchase when I started stamping. I have no idea where I got them from and haven't seen any like this since. Anyway, here's my take on this challenge.
Another of the challenges that I managed to try was the 'Circle' challenge with DCM announced on Friday 27th February. What I had in mind, compared to what I made, was quite different lol, but I had a bit of fun all the same. Hope you like it. Here's the challenge.......
This week, the title says it all - I want to see lots of circles, you can decide how you use them, whether it be the shape of your card or how you display circular elements within the design and thats it, nice and simple (I hope :-)).
I had fun doing the DCM's, just wish I could make time to do them every week, along with other challenges announced through Bubbly Funk and Bubbly Scrumptious. I guess I will do them as and when, but they are all on my list, hee hee. I'm determined to keep up with the 52Q's, (of which I am 3 weeks behind, lol), together with the Circle Journal on Bubbly Funk. I can't set myself too many projects as I have trouble keeping up with one lol, especially since working, it just doesn't happen!
GREEN card materials:
Misc Stamp
Kaleidacolor - Fresh Greens
Jewelled brad
(Background of centre square was inked with the Kaleidacolor)
CIRCLE card materials:
Hero Art - Concentric Circles stamp
Versafine Black Onyx
Transparent powder
Red sheen card
MM large black metallic brads
Hope to pop by soon and upload some more. Thanks for taking a peep. XX

Sunday, 1 March 2009

Happy St David's Day

Happy St David's Day
Yes, it's St David's Day today and what a glorious day it was for it too. The sun has been shining since I opened my eyes this morning and it's been really lovely all day. Just wish I had the chance to have gone out and taken in the first bit of lovely weather that we've had in months.

Anyhoooo, whilst the sun was shining, I managed to finish off my Wk 7 of the 52Q's, together with a card for someone who hasn't been feeling well lately. I wanted this card to be bright, fun and zesty and to add a bit of sunshine to this special person's life.

Materials used for the flower card:-

Whale of a Punch - Retro flower (EK Success) 2"
Vellum - Orange and lemon
Cardstock - Bumblebee trio and Bubblegum trio & Lily
Hero Arts - Italian Poetry Background stamp - S1832
Hero Arts - Correspondence stamps - LL087
Versa Cube - Opera Pink
Doodlebug buttons - Bubblegum
Marvy Matchables Dye ink pad - #7 orange

Again, I have used old(er) cardstock and stamps for my cards etc, and as for the inks, well, I've had them for nearly 5 years............and they're still inking, LOL! I have found that the more I look through my old stock, it's amazing what you can find, without having to buy new.............but we always do though, don't we, lol?

Thanks for popping by, I appreciate it. XX