Tuesday, 30 June 2009

The Happy Couple!

Another fab sketch from Friday Sketchers this week...I used it to make this wedding card....together with the fab Magnolia image, more MM Paperie Rouge papers and flowers (love this collection), Melissa Frances rub-on and a few embellies (I am not sure of the makers!) bx

Monday, 29 June 2009

For My Groom...

Had a busy coupla days.....including a trip to Ikea to buy new furniture for the most important room in the house.....you know its the craft room!! It's gonna take a good bitta work to get it built and the whole room re-arranged...but it will be worth it!

There's a fab sketch by Bev this week at "Just Magnolia" which I used to make this card....although I had to switch sides for my embellishments because of the amount of "white space" on that side...hope that's allowed!!

I used some MM Paperie Mocha, a couple of vintage brads (to symbolise his cuff links!) and debated about the Prima flowers for a male card, but men wear button-holes and flowers are such a big part of a wedding so I used them in the end!!

Off now to get ready for the big end of year kids party tomorrow...there's a lotta excited kids out there tonight looking forward to all the surprises I have lined up for them! bx

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Roses on Paper challenge - Buddies!

I came across a new challenge site "Roses on Paper" and decided to join in the fun! The "challenge" is to seek another challenge site, enter that challenge and to fulfil the ROP challenge you have to make sure to add flowers....simple!!
I had already made a card using the Friday Sketchers sketch...and as I liked it so much I used it again to make this card! But as you cannot combine challenges with Friday Sketchers, I've made the card using this weeks theme at Cute Card Thursday which is "Wheely Good Fun"...as soon as I read this challenge the cogs started turning and I dusted down this fab Sarah Kay image...et voila!
I've used some pretty MME papers, a Melissa Frances rub-on sentiment, some yummy Prima flowers and lace trim, and for extra texture a couple of Creative Memories fuzzy brads!!
The other exciting thing about Roses on Paper is that they are launching a new online store Belles 'n Whistles and are looking for 3 new Design Team Members....but you gotta enter to win the prize gals!! Good luck everyone!! bx

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Sugar Nellie challenge 13...

Isn't this little lady a doll...? She is so innocent and content looking...love her!! Both she and her lil friend were a dream to colour. I used the current Sugar Bowl sketch (challenge 13...and I'm feeling luuucky...ok maybe it's just hopeful!!)lol

To be entered for the fabulous prize the "option" is to use "kraft"....so...I made myself 2 little cubes from some Prima packaging which was on my desk for using somehow in a project...the swirls and dots were already on the package...and the perfect opportunity arose with this challenge!

I dug out some Basic Grey for a wee change....and some yummy trim! bx

Here comes the Bride...

Gosh it's definitely that time of year isn't it....I got this Magnolia couple christened at last....kept it quite simple....(that's me I guess)!! And "Weddings" is the theme this week at a Spoon Full of Sugar...so fits nicely in! i coloured using my distress inks mainly, but on her gown I used irisdescent paint (can't just remember the name at the mo...all this heat must be getting to me!!) so she twinkles nicely! bx

Monday, 22 June 2009

Friday Sketchers No57!

Made this card using the sketch at Friday Sketchers....must say I liked this sketch also and will use it again!!

The Sugar Nellie image is so cute and easy to work with...there'll be no surprises to hear that the papers are by MME...the flowers and that gorgeous lace is by Prima - all firm favourites in my crafty book! bx

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Nikki's Craft Store!

Congratulations to Nikki on opening her new online craft store! Lots of crafty goodies continually being added to her inventory...so go take a peek...and...she is looking for some DT members to help out...fancy it...? bx
PS She also happens to have a fabulous candy offer too...you have until 26th June to join in!! bx

Papertake Weekly Challenge - sketch no 17

I finally got around to inking up this Magnolia stamp - love her!! Think her lil spotty paper pieced dress turned out alright!! Love these gorgeous MME papers too. I used the current sketch over at Papertake Weekly....really liked this sketch and will use it again!! bx

Happy Father's Day!

A big "Happy Father's Day" to all the Dad's out there today!! My Dad requested a BBQ...bit of a risk with our weather...but it has actually dried and brightened up....so I've taken a break from the preps to post this card...made with this week's "Stamp with Fun" theme of Dots!

Ok...back to the choppin' I go...and that jugga sangria!! Yum-E!! bx

Monday, 15 June 2009

The Sugar Bowl - Lia's Sketch

The Sugar Bowl's 12th challenge is to make a card using their latest fab sketch; and to be entered for their prize you must use "green and blue" - this is my intepretation of it all!

I love this MME paper and wanted to keep the "designer edge", so I just used this paper as my base! I also used some Prima flowers and ribbon, a sentiment by Memory Box, green ribbon by Making Memories, a punch by Stampin' Up and of course the star of the show is one of the Gorjuss girls!
Haven't been able to craft this past few days as I've had laser eye surgery - with a great result, but my close up vision is still "settling" - I hope to get back asap!! bx
ETA: Told you I was having a little difficulty with my eyes, I had comments from Kathy, Lilian and Natalie and instead of publishing...I hit the "reject" button! Oops...sorry ladies!! bx

Sunday, 14 June 2009

New "Whiff of Joy" Release!

Oh have you seen the new "Whiff of Joy" release - Women's Delight? It is a stunning bridal and baby collection, complete with cake and carriage!! You must take a peek!!

To celebrate the launch, Katharina is offering 2 lucky crafters the chance to win some stamps from this collection....here's hoping! bx

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Sugar Bowl Sketch with Pearls!

Yeeeaaayyyy...finally I got to make a card...seems like forever since I've been creating! I was desperate to enter the Sugar Bowl sketch challenge (option to use pearls) so here it is...just in the nick of time too!!


Stamps: Main image - Leanne Ellis image Fly Free, sentiment Hero Arts,flourish Memory Box
Paper: Basic Grey Urban Prairie, Basill Basics cardstock
Embellishments: Prima Flowers, Making Memories Brad and lace, Papermania pearls

I scalloped, distressed, corner rounded, inked edges and sewed a little and hey presto!!

I'm feeling much better now thank goodness, if I could just shift this lingering infection I'd be laughing!! bx

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Candy Time at Bev's!

Would you look at this pile of goodness...? The ever-so-talented Bev is offering all this candy to one lucky gal...so be sure to pop accross and join the fun! bx

Marlene's Candy Offer!

Look at all these yum-E goodies that the fabulous Marlene is offering to a lucky crafter! I love visiting Marlene...she is a super talented, lovely gal...so pop over and join in the fun and be inspired by all her fabulous crafts! bx