Sunday, 30 August 2009

Papertake Weekly Sketch

I needed to make a card for a man so wanted a suitable sketch and the one on Papertake Weekly this week was ideal! I used my House Mouse Gruffy stamp and coloured it in with Copics and Marvey Le Plumes.

Saturday, 29 August 2009

Happy Birthday

A birthday card for a friend using Rustic Gems papers (her favourite) and an LB Crafts lady stamp and corner swirl stamps etc.

Thursday, 27 August 2009


The ingredients for this week on Ready-Steady-STAMP are to use canvas (I used Claudine Helmuth's Sticky-Backed Canvas), Brown, cream and white (I found it difficult to incorporate white as I wouldn't usually with browns and creams!), the letter A, rain drops (or Glossy Accents), and a scalloped circle. I covered my fat book page with the sticky-backed canvas and inked it with Vintage Photo and Tea Dye Distress Inks. I stamped my Personal Impressions tree onto cream card with Adirondack Rust and clear embossed it, then cut it out and put it on my page - my first attempt at stamping directly onto the canvas didn't come out properly! I cut a scalloped circle with a Nestabilitie die and put it under the Primas and leaf brad. I used white for the word autumn (letter A!) and cream brads. Finally I used Glossy Accents to make drops here and there! I think I got it all!

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Cheers Me Dear

The theme on My Time To Craft this week is Cheers Me Dear - and we have to use some kind of beverage on our card. I used my House Mouse stamp, coloured in with Copics, with mats cut with my Nestabilities dies.

Friday, 21 August 2009

V is for Violets

This week we are up to V on Linda's Alphabet Challenge Blog. I have used a Violets stamp to make my nature themed atc.

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Quick Cards

I needed a couple of quick cards for my great-nephews' birthdays and used Linda Luckin's Bear stamps (click on Sunflower link on right sidebar for details) for these ones and peel offs!!

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Becky's Sketch No. 6

The challenge on My Time To Craft this week is to use Becky's Sketch. I used Bo Bunny and Rustic Gems papers for the background, and a HOTP botanical stamp.

Monday, 17 August 2009


The current challenge on Ready-Steady-STAMP is to use the list of ingredients - use wax paper with a Cuttlebug embossing folder, use some cork, use metal embellishment, use blue, and use a monument image. We also have to stamp. I bought some wax paper having not used it before and put it through my Big Shot with a Cuttlebug embossing folder, ironed it between 2 sheets of white card and then inked over the card with Distress Inks. I love this and will do it again! I had a small scrap of cork from an old QVC TSV - just enough to cut a couple of corners with a Cuttlebug die. The metal embellishments are the Paris and Eiffel Tower, and I stamped the words and a couple of swirls. Hope it is all ok!!

Friday, 14 August 2009

U is for Underwater

We are at U now on Linda's Alphabet Challenge Blog - I can't believe we are nearly at the end of the alphabet! I made a little underwater scene for my nature themed atc.

Tuesday, 11 August 2009


The theme on My Time To Craft this week is Christmas - I picked this theme as it is never too early to start making those Christmas cards! I used my new Christmas teddy stamp and watercoloured it in with Marvy Le Plumes, and some DCWV backing paper.

Saturday, 8 August 2009

Ginghams and Florals

I came across a challenge blog I hadn't seen before, Let's Get Shabby and their current challenge is to use Ginghams and Florals, in a 'country cottage chic way'. I loved making this LO of Louise and hope I got it right! I used a variety of papers, some are K & CO, and the background gingham is Gin-X. The title isn't wonky - it is my photography!

Friday, 7 August 2009

T is for Thistles

T this week on Linda's Alphabet Challenge Blog and I used my Elusive Images Thistle stamp to make my nature themed atc.

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Neglected Stash!

The theme on My Time To Craft this week is to use Neglected or Forgotten Stash. I have had this set of stamps, I think they are Paper Bag Studios, for well over a year or even more and not used them so I made a skinny and finally used them.

Monday, 3 August 2009

Toys Arch

The theme on Gothic Arches this week is Toys. I haven't joined in with this challenge for a while so thought I would have a go. I used BG paper for the background, an image from Art-e-Zine and various embellishments for my Arch and edged with a Copper Krylon pen.