Sunday 27 September 2009

Sealed with a Kiss!

I joined in the fab challenge at Double Dutch to make this "fun file folder" creation for my hubby to mark our 6th wedding anniversary!

Stamps: Magnolia images
Colour Medium: Prismacolor pencils
Paper: MME Ooh La La paper collection
Embellishments: Making Memories ribbon, Prima flowers, We R Memory Keepers bradlet, unknown pearls

And here we are...the happy couple....6 years ago today....gosh it's flown in!! We had a fabulous day...couldn't have asked for's to the next 6 my love! bx

Saturday 26 September 2009

What were you doing 6 years ago.....?

.. ...I was busy getting ready......

.....I'd decorated my shoes..... bx

Tuesday 22 September 2009

Howdee Pardnur....!

Ok...I know there aren't any horses in this scene...but I just couldn't help thinking of "howdy pardnur" when colouring this WOJ image...think maybe the chewing of straw and tip of his hat did it...!

I've used 2 of the images from the WOJ autumn kit as well as the WOJ tree stump to create this scene. I used the fabulous sketch from WOJ Challenges - thanks girls I LOVED it! Although I did have to slightly alter one of the layers to accomodate my large image...but I hope a lil flexibility is allowed...?!

I'd also like to enter this card for Stamp with Fun's autumn theme!

Stamps: All images by Whiff of Joy
Colouring Medium: Prismacolor pencils blended with Sansador
PP: A mixture of MME collections, Making Memories and SEI
Embellies: Prima flower, brad from the lovely Sharon, the leaves I think are from Leonie (sorry!!), pearls unknown!

Sunday 20 September 2009

AFA - Funky Flowers

May I present to you my 2nd Guest Designer card for Anyone For Anya...?

The theme is Funky Flowers - we want to see something flowery on your cards. You can use bought or made flowers or you could use flowery papers - we don't mind as long as it's fab and funky.

Using my nesties, I cut a circle in the front so that the face of Anya was showing, then adhered flowers around the circle. I split my sentiment showing "if friends were flowers" on the front...then when you open up...

...ta see the whole Anya, with a basket of flowers, a flower in her hair and the second part of the sentiment "I'd pick you!" stamped on a Magnolia tag!

Here's how the whole inside looks!
Papers: My Mind's Eye - Irresistible, and a few "scraps"
Stamps: A Muse sentiment, Magnolia tag
Emellishments: Prima flowers, unknown gems, Bersford Ribbon

So that's my 2 weeks GDT'ing for Anyone For Anya. Thank you for the fab opportunity, it was soooo much fun. And thank you to everyone who left such lovely comments on my GDT card last week, and for any you might leave on this card!! bx

Saturday 19 September 2009

Always Sassy...!

This is my entry to the Sugar Bowl using their current sketch (thanks Marlene) and the additional "pink and brown" option...such a fab sketch and such a lush colour combo!!

I have coloured my gorjuss gal with Prismacolor pencils
Papers: MME, Making Memories and Basic Grey
Embellishments: flowers by Prima, unsure of maker of pearls, tabs by Making Memories
Sentiment: stamp by Autumn Leaves
Think that's it ladies...must go get the glad rags on......have some birthday celebrations to do with a coupla sisters......and we're having an early start....thank goodness the hubster is on dinnah duty tomorrow...I may be a shade of puce!! bx

Mega Manga Candy!

LOOK at this set of 6 "sweet" babies.....I'd love to get some of them....this is what Stephanie is currently offering as a way of celebrating (in the craft world) her 7 year anniversary!

The closing date is MY wedding you think it's a good omen...? I'm keeping everything crossed!! lol

OK, please pop to Stephanie's for a peek-see....she makes lots of yummy creations aside from cards...including cakes!! Yea...go n take a peek!! bx

Rowena's Fabulous Candy!

Anyone fancy a lil spending spree courtesy of the talented Rowena..? Thought so...well pop over to her blog and join in for a chance to win this gift voucher....aaaannnnd.....a sugar nellie of your choice!! Take a peek at her fabulous creations....she is truly a talented girl so enjoy! bx

Thursday 17 September 2009

Get Better Soon...

Oh no...late again!! I made this card using the sketch at "Stampin' for the Weekend"....this is a fab sketch to use up some of your scraps...although I didn't on this occasion!! I just got stuck in to more of the gorgeous Oooh la la papers from MME!

Oh......normally I try and stick as close as possible to a sketch but I needed to change a few things to make it work for my card!

I coloured this cute nurse (Stampin Bella) using Prismacolor pencils, used lots of Oooh la la papers, a Fancy Pants stick pin, heart brad unknown, wide ribbon from Walmart or Michael's (I think!) a sentiment by "Will n Way" and a lil scrap of ribbon! bx

Rock on...!

Ooooooh la la....c'est tres chic.....! Hope you all had your bestest french accents on there!! lol Ooooh la la is of course the name of these gorgeous yummy delish papers by My Mind's Eye!! Love 'em, love 'em!!
I've used this dancing queen (my name for her, not sure of the official name!) Ketto image...she is teeny tiny but a joy to colour...I love hip chicks like this 'cos you can have some fun with your colours!!
I've simply added some Making Memories epoxy buttons (with a bit of embroidery thread through), a few teeny gems (not sure of maker) and a Melissa Frances rub on sentiment and of course the stickles...always the stickles!! lol
I've used the fab sketch by Truly Scrumptious...but I am old hat with there's a surprise!! bx

Monday 14 September 2009

Wedded Bliss!

I needed to make another wedding card....what better image than this sweet Magnolia couple..? I've coloured again with the Prismacolor pencils....I recently invested in a larger set and love the extra colour choices!!

I've kept this card nice and simple (I did personalise it after the photo though) as I tried to do something a little different with the opening.

I have used my favourite embellishment though which is Prima flowers (just looooorve them) so this card qualifies for the challenge at Stamp Something.

I've used embossed Doodlebug paper which means the card also fits the challenge at Just Magnolia. bx

Sunday 13 September 2009

Shopping Queen...

I was asked to be a guest designer at Anyone For Anya this week....woohoo....this is my card!! The theme is "Pink & White + one other colour" (excluding skin and hair). There are so many gorgeous pink plus colour combo's but I opted to include orange!! I love this colour combo, although I must confess I did have to hunt through my papers quite a bit...I had loads of pink and cream but no pink and white!!

So, Miss Anya is coloured with Prismacolor pencils, the papers are a mixture from different companies, I used a Melissa Frances rub on for the sentiment, Prima blooms, a glitter brad from Doodlebug, ribbon from Making Memories, little studs and string of fine "pearls" from stash.

There is a fab prize on offer again this week so do join in and let's see what colour combo you go with! bx

Monday 7 September 2009

Holiday Magic...

Please meet Doraline...another fabby Motivet image.....she was a dream to colour and she will be used many times this year methinks!!!!

Sketch Saturday are currently recruiting new DT members....the first "round" of recruitment is to make a card using the sketch they've given....and this is my entry!!!

I've coloured Doraline with Prismacolor pencils, used patterned papers by Fancy Pants and Basic Grey, flocked vellum and bobble trim by Making Memories, ribbon from American Crafts, a rub on sentiment by Melissa Frances and to add interest I added glossy accents to give her shoes that "patent" look, some mandatory stickles and at this time of the year some fluffy stuff around Doraline's outfit....oh almost forgot, I threaded a few recycled seed beads onto some embroidery thread!

Ok...I'm off to enter my's hopin'!! bx

Friday 4 September 2009

Walkin' in a winter wonderland...

Yep...definitely need to get cracking with this year's christmas cards....I made this one a few days ago and forgot to photograph it...almost didn't get it posted!!

It's for the challenge at Anyone for Anya? which is this sketch....I'm not sure it's balanced quite right but apparently my aul brain isn't working on full steam to help me out with it!!!!!!!!!

I've coloured this cutie with the Prismacolors as per, used some more BG Wassail papers, used a yummy big Prima flower (with a lil stickles added for good measure!) and a couple of MF rub on's!

And please excuse me....I know no-one likes a "blow"...but I was sooo excited to receive this that I wanted to shout it from the roof's the first "award" of it's kind that I've received so I was absolutely delighted...and yeah, I did check, there was more than 5 entries for the challenge!! lol bx

Thursday 3 September 2009

Look what I can do....

This is the second Motivet card I Hilda...i LOVE her....her lil expression is just precious!!

I enjoyed using this sketch from Stamp with Fun - thank you girls!!

Hilda is coloured using Prismacolors, I used K&Co papers (shock!!), Melissa Frances rub on sentiment, a couple of Rayher pearls, Prima flowers, and a scrap of Making Memories velvet trim (I love this trim!!)

Look what landed on my mat this morning...a yummy candy prize i won from Andrea in celebration of PTW's 100th challenge!! Thank you so much Andrea, I shall enjoy these new toys immensely!! bx

Tis the Season...!

Here is one of the fab lil Motivet images I mentioned...isn't it cute...perfect for some guy christmas cards!

I used the fab sketch over at Friday Sketchers - thank you Claudia, I enjoyed using it!!

I thoroughly enjoyed using my Prismacolor pencils to colour these guys in, I used Basic Grey Wassail paper, a Jolee's snowflake and a Imaginsce snowflake, a Melissa Frances rub on sentiment and simply added a lil stickles...didn't want to be over fussy as it's for a guy! bx

Marvellous Motivet Candy!

Oh girlies...look at these new Motivet images...they are scrumptious!! I must say I have really fallen for Miss Hilda....her lil expressions are precious!!

So to be in with a chance to win all these fabulous new images, go here to join in!

I have 2 cards coming later with Motivet images on...i can tell you they are a joy to colour! bx

Tuesday 1 September 2009


Get's my card made using The Sugar Bowl's current sketch (option: use buttons)'s not even the last minute!! lol

So, this Sugar Nellie image has just had it's first inking (after growing dust for a while!!) and has been coloured using Prismacolor pencils.....have to say I enjoyed colouring her!
I used some MME "scraps" that were lurking on my desk, a piece of recycled pink satin ribbon, Making Memories scalloped velvet ribbon, a Prima flower, a Hero Arts bling swirl and a couple of Making Memories epoxy buttons complete the look!
And while I was at it, I made another lil gift box...this time a pillow easy, so simple! Hmmmm, must get it a lil tag.... bx