Saturday, 27 February 2010

Cute Card

I set the theme for the current Magical Crafts Forum Christmas Card Challenge, and I chose Animals. I used my Pink Gem Designs stamp to make this card, and followed the sketch on Winter Wonderland. I coloured the image in with Copics but can't remember the name of the backing papers!

G is for Girl

Already we are up to G this week on InchybyInchy's Alphabet Challenge and I have used part of a Crafty Individuals stamp and my gorgeous new Victorian Velvet Distress Ink to make mine.

Friday, 26 February 2010

R is for .....

Red! This week we are up to R on Linda's Alphabet Challenge, and for my DT work I have made another atc for my A - Z book, using my new Bundled Sage Distress Ink (it is taking me a while to learn all the new colours!) and a rose stamp I have had for ages from a bumper QVC kit coloured in with Copics. The edge stamp and crackle background stamps are by Crafty Individuals.

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Another Sneaky Peek!

Here are 2 more LO's I made from the March Kit from Which Crafts? which goes on sale on 1st March. I love the Mira papers, it was just right for the photos!


I needed a card for my great-niece's birthday, and the theme on Magical Crafts Forum for one of the challenges is Spring, so hopefully this will fit the bill! I used a Penny Black Stickeroo which are ideal for quick little cards!

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

In The Frame

The new challenge on My Time To Craft this week is In The Frame. For my DT card, I used K & Co Hannah papers, and I cut the frame on my Slice and used the centre piece further down on the card with a Hero Arts Happy Birthday sentiment. The rose bud stamp is from a bumper QVC kit many years ago!

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Ready Steady Stamp Challenge 15

This time for the RSS challenge, we were asked to use Pink, White and Green, Felt, Buttons, the letter D and a Stitched Circle. I made my fat page using Worn Lipstick Distress Ink, and Crafty Individual stamps for the image and background. I cut some circle mats with the Slice and stitched round the edge of the inner one. I used some Queen & Co. sticky felt.

Saturday, 20 February 2010


The theme on Tuesday Taggers this week is Time. I have several suitable stamps so made a tag for this, inking it with Scattered Straw Distress Ink and distressing the edges with my TH edge distresser and then inking with Brushed Cord. All the images and message are stamped with Versafine Vintage Sepia.

Friday, 19 February 2010

Satsuma, Gold and Chocolate!

Sounds yummy doesn't it! Those are the colours for the challenge on Winter Wonderland this week. I made my card using an orange gingham background, and my cute little eskimo man by Elzybells coloured in with Copics. He is matted onto gold card and chalk inked round the edges. The greeting is also from Elzybells. I used my MS punch for the snowflakes (I think they are on all my Christmas cards!) and Card Candy in the middles.

Q is for ...

Queen! We are up to Q on Linda's Alphabet Challenge Blog, and I have made another atc for my book, using Scattered Straw Distress Ink on the atc, PostModern Design stamp for my Queen, and Crafty Individuals crackle and swirl stamps for the background.

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Exciting News!!

I have been asked by Maxine to design for her online shop, Which Crafts? I was delighted to accept! Maxine sent me one of the ATC kits from her shop to have a play with and these are what I came up with. Everything I used is from the kit, with the exception of a small amount of paper, some chalk inks and the word and butterfly stamps - everything else is included in the kit such as 10 chipboard atcs, backing papers, ribbons, fibres, a stamp, embellishments etc.

There is also a shop blog, with regular updates.

Green Plus One

The new challenge on My Time To Craft is Green Plus One. For my DT card I used my Penny Black 'An Afternoon' stamp and inked it with Olympia Green Versafine and clear embossed it, then rubbed over it with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink. I did the same with the Hero Arts message stamp, and matted them onto dark green card. The backing paper is a Funky Fairys one (no longer available).

Monday, 15 February 2010

F is for Friends

We are up to F on InchybyInchy's alphabet challenge, and I have made mine this week using part of a stamped image by Artistic Outpost, and colouring it with Copics, and using Dusty Concord Distress Ink for the edges.

Saturday, 13 February 2010

P is for ....

Pink this week on Linda's Alphabet Challenge Blog. I have also done Petals for my atc, using a Crafty Individuals stamp and Worn Lipstick Distress Ink for the background.

Friday, 12 February 2010


The theme on this week's Magical Crafts Forum weekly Christmas Card challenge is Snowflakes, and I have made this card using Papermania backing paper, an Elzybells stamp coloured in with Copics and glitter glue onto a mat cut with a Nestabilities die, a Personal Impressions sentiment and a Martha Stewart punch! I followed the sketch on this week's Winter Wonderland challenge too which also had an optional theme of Baby's First Christmas, but as I would have no use for that I opted not to!

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Hearts and Kisses

The new theme on My Time To Craft this week is Hearts and Kisses. I made my DT card using a Daisy and Dandelion image and sentiments, and if you look carefully there are hearts on the backing paper and on the corner jewels!

Monday, 8 February 2010

E is for Egg

We are up to E this week on the InchybyInch Challenge blog where we are working through the alphabet. I used my Artistic Outpost egg stamp for this inchie, and coloured it with Broken China Distress Ink, and used Mustard Seed for the surrounding area.

Friday, 5 February 2010

Ready-Steady-STAMP Challenge 14

We are up to the 14th challenge on Ready-Steady-STAMP, and this time we had to use Green, Sand and Copper, Children, Heat embossing on metal, funky foam and die cut or border punching. All the stamps I used are by Crafty Individuals. The tag is matted on to brown funky foam. The flower in the right hand corner is a metal one I have had for ages, I coloured it with a Copper Krylon pen and embossed gold designs onto it. The punch I used is a Martha Stewart daisy border and I used the 3 colours in various ways.

O is for ....

Oval over on Linda's Alphabet Challenge blog. I used an oval frame stamp for my DT atc which I have had for years and came from a Carol Smith kit on QVC (anyone remember her!) and stamped an owl inside the frame. I used Antique Linen Distress Ink for the background and Peeled Paint to stamp and paint the leaves.

Quick Christmas Card

This card is for the Magical Crafts Forum weekly Christmas card challenge which had to include a Santa. I want to use up some of my vast stash of Christmas things and some cards don't need to be as intriate as others, so this is a quick one using some Forever Friends backing paper, and a Daisy and Dandelion die cut.

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Skating Snowy

Skating Snowy is one of my favourite Christmas Penny Black stamps, and I have used him for this week's challenge on Winter Wonderland, which is to use the colours Candy Cane Red and White. I coloured him with Marvy Le Plume pen and added glitter glue to his hat. The greeting is also a Penny Black stamp. I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder for the background, and some K & Co, stripey paper that makes my eyes go funny! I embellished with Martha Stewart punched snowflakes, Card Candy and Liquid Pearls.

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Fairy Folk

The new challenge on My Time To Craft this week is Fairy Folk. I used my new Pink Cat Studio fairy stamp for my card and coloured it with Copics and then used Dazzling Diamonds. I used a Martha Stewart daisy border punch and a Leone Em punch for the foliage and embellished with Card Candy and Liquid Pearls.
I am also entering this card for the Hearts challenge on Fussy and Fancy .
And Secret Crafter who also have Hearts for their challenge this week.

D for Dog

D this week on InchybyInchys Alphabet challenge, and I have made mine using a dog from a Tim Holtz stamp and inked with Fired Brick Distress Ink round the edges.