Monday, 31 May 2010

H{ippity} Hop Monday!

This is my first time joining in with the H{ippity} Hop Monday Blog Hop as I now have some gorgeous {ippity} stamps!  I decided to make a tag using stamps from the gorgeous Fall For You kit, available here.  I stamped the cute little bird cage then masked it off and inked the tag with Bundled Sage DI.  The birds are coloured with Copics, and I added punched flowers, sticky paper lace and adhesive pearls to finish.

Sunday, 30 May 2010

Metal Madness

The new challenge on Magical Crafts Fortnightly Challenge is called Metal Madness.  Any type of metal can be used for this, charms, brads, metallic papers, or even real metal items!  For my DT work I decided to make a Thrinchie, colouring it with DI's and stamping with a Crafty Individuals (I think, it is upstairs and I am downstairs!) stamp.  My metal is the word bar at the top and the heart shaped brads in the centres of the Primas.  I edged it with Copper Krylon pen to finish.

Why not pop over to the blog and have a go - the prize this time is a $10 spend in Simon Says Stamp store!

Saturday, 29 May 2010

Moments in Bloom

This little 4" x 4" card is made using the gorgeous Unity May2010 Moments in Bloom kit, available from Emily at Make The Day Special.  I used Papermania BP, and stamped the sentiment onto a mat cut with Nesties.  I added some punched flowers and leaves and adhesive gems, plus a little velvet ric rac to finish.

Friday, 28 May 2010

Unity Friends with Flair Blog Hop

My card today is for the Unity FWF Blog Hop and also my DT entry for the Alphabet Challenge Blog, which this week is E for Eyelets.  I used DCWV BP for my card, and stamped a sentiment from the lovely Unity kit for May, Moments in Bloom, available from Emily at Make The Day Special.   I kept it quite simple and just added some blooms, brads and eyelets and finally some ribbon to finish the card.

RSS Challenge 21

Goodness, Challenge 21 on Ready- Steady- STAMP!  I have done every one so far!  For this challenge we were asked to use red, white and yellow, a car, journalling, UTEE and a paperclip.  I covered my fat book page with some 7 Gypsies BP and inked it with Mustard Seed DI.  I stamped a vintage car image and coloured it with Copics, and stamped 2 sentiments from the same set.  I UTEE'd the car, it doesn't show on the photo but it is lovely and glossy!  I used 2 small paper clips, a luggage charm and brads to finish.

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Vivid Greetings

The challenge on My Time To Craft this week is called Vivid Greetings, and we are asked to use bright colours.  For my DT card I used a Heidi Swapp stamp, stamped with Cactus Green Stazon and then swiftly cleaned off before it damaged the acrylic stamp!  The BP is by Dovecraft.  I just added some flowers and brads to finish it off.

Saturday, 22 May 2010

In Love!

This card is made using one of the lovely new stamp sets from {ippity}, available here, called Fall For You.  I stamped them with Versafine (must get some coloured Mementos!) and carefully coloured them in with Copics hoping they wouldn't bleed!  The BP is by Flavia, and I kept it quite simple by just adding some ribbon and pearls to finish.

Friday, 21 May 2010

D is for Dragonflies

We are at D this week on the Alphabet Challenge Blog, and for my DT card I have used one of my lovely House Mouse stamps again, colouring in with a combination of Copics, watercolouring and Sakura Metallic gel pens!  I used some freebie BP from a magazine, and the sentiment is by Elzybells, finally finishing with some metallic nailheads and a dragonfly brad.

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Under the Weather

The new challenge on My Time To Craft this week is Under the WeatherFor my DT card I used a Penny Black image which I coloured in with Copics and used some silver glitter card for the backing.   I cut a flourish with my Slice and added Primas and Stickles to embellish.

Monday, 17 May 2010

Ready-Steady-STAMP Challenge 20

For Challenge 20 on RSS, we had to use turquoise, silver, black and white, angel, heart, ribbon and lace and wood.  I made my fat book page using Broken China DI for the background, and stamped my angel Crafty Individuals stamp.  I coloured her in with Copics, and stamped a lace corner stamp in 3 corners and added 3 heart brads in the fourth.  I used some white lace and an irridescent ribbon to match the irridiscent glitter glue on her wings.  Finally, the only wooden thing I could find was a wooden leaf which I painted silver with Adirondack dabber!  I then edged the page with a silver Krylon pen.

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Black and White Plus One More Colour

The new challenge over on Magical Crafts Fortnightly Challenge is to use Black, White and one other colour.  I made my DT card using a Penny Black stamp, which I coloured in with Copics, and used a matching coloured corrugated card behind it, embellishing with flowers and Card Candy and glitter glue to finish.  The challenge runs for 2 weeks, closing time midday Saturday 29th May, and there is a fabby prize of a £10 voucher for One Stop Card Crafts for one lucky randomly picked winner!  So pop on over and have a go!

Friday, 14 May 2010

Unity Friends with Flair Blog Hop

For my card for today's FWF blog hop, I have again used a stamp from the lovely Unity Adventures in Happiness March 2010 kit available from Emily at Make The Day SpecialI cut the mats with my Cricut, and coloured in the image with Copics.  I paper pieced the word bubble with a matching paper to the BP and added Primas to finish.

C is for Chocolate Colours

We are up to C this week on the Alphabet Challenge Blog,  and the challenge is C for Chocolate Colours.  For my DT card I used some HOTP papers, and a House Mouse image stamped onto a mat cut with my Cricut.  I added Primas and pearls to embellish.

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Celebrate Today

This card is made using a fab set of stamps called Celebrate Today, available from Emily at Make The Day Special.  I stamped one of the flower images onto HOTP pp a couple of times and cut them out, and stamped some of the other images around too, all onto some ripped handmade paper stuck to my card.  I added adhesive gems and some doodling to finish the card.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Tooooo Cute!

The new challenge on My Time To Craft this week is Tooooo Cute!  I have used one of my gorgeous Happy Hopper stamps by House Mouse for my DT card, and coloured it in with Copics and Promarkers and some glitter glue on the wings.  I kept it quite simple without using any BPs as I thought the image didn't need anything much behind it.  The greeting is by Card Candy.

Monday, 10 May 2010

P is for Pansy

We are up to P this week on InchybyInchy alphabet, and this week I have stamped a little pansy stamp that was one of my orginal stamps many years ago, and coloured it in with Promarkers, and edged the inchie with Dusty Concord DI.

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Stars and Swirls

I am a bit late posting this card this week!  I thought I had already done it, getting confused with what blog is what I think!!  Anyway, the theme on My Time To Craft this week is Stars and Swirls, and for my DT card I used a Cuddly Buddly image and coloured her in with Sakura pens which I watercoloured out.  The stars are cut with a Quickutz die and the little swirls are punched.

Saturday, 8 May 2010


Here is a little card made using stamps from the lovely Unity Adventures in Happiness March 2010 store kit, available from Make The Day Special.  I used Nesties to cut the ovals, and coloured in the image with Copics.  I think the paper might be by Rob & Bob but not entirely sure!

Friday, 7 May 2010

Unity FWF Blog Hop

For my card today for the Unity Friends with Flair blog hop, I have used a sentiment stamp from the fab Adventures in Happiness March 2010 kit, available from Make The Day Special.  The papers are by DCWV and I punched flowers and leaves to embellish.  I cut the mat for the sentiment with my Slice.

Stamp - Unity
Papers - DCWV
Ink - Memento, Copics
Other - flower and leaf punches, adhesive gems

B is for Butterflies

B this week on the Alphabet Challenge Blog, and for my DT work I made a tag (which I will be making throughout the alphabet!) using a Crafty Individuals image, watercoloured in with Distress Inks.  The background is also stamped with a little CI image and I punched some butterflies with my Martha Stewart punch and stamp set.  I added Glossy Accents to the words and finished with some gems and pearls.

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Butterflies and Blossoms

I needed to make a birthday card for a friend, and as it has butterflies and blossoms on I thought I would enter it for the Sir Stampalot challenge this month which is Butterflies and Blossoms!  I used Crafty Invididuals paper and stamp for my card.  I watercoloured the image with Distress Inks, and added some Glossy Accents and Stickles to the flower.  The butterflies are stamped and punched with my Martha Stewart set which I love to pieces!!!

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

RSS Challenge 19

Well this was certainly a challenge for me!  Ready-Steady-STAMP is up to its 19th challenge, and for this one we had to use pink, green, purple and black, stamped flowers, gesso, the letter M and rubber!  I had a long long search for my gesso, and having eventually found it I couldn't get the lid off!  Not having a lot of strength in my hands due to arthritis and having nobody around to help, I chipped away at the underneath of the lid with my pokey tool and eventually prised it off!  After a lie down!! -  I spread the gesso over my fat book page with an old credit card and made an uneven textured surface which doesn't really show up on the photo unfortunately as it looks quite nice!  When it was dry I inked it with Worn Lipstick and Bundled Sage DIs.  The flower stamps are by Crafty Individuals and I watercoloured them in with DIs, and added Glossy Accents and Stickles afterwards.  The black swirly stamps is also by CI and I stamped and embossed it in black.  For the rubber bit of the challenge, I have to say I wasn't too keen on this bit - so I found a scrap bit off a pink rubber stamp and cut a small triangle to pop in the corner so it doesn't notice too much!!  I edged my page with Dusty Concord DI which I also used to colour the flowers.  Hope it is OK for the challenge!

O is for Owl

This week on the InchybyInchy challenge we are up to O in the alphabet, and I have made an Owl inchie, using a Xela Crafts stamp coloured with Copics, and Mustard Seed DI for the background.

Sunday, 2 May 2010

First DT Card for Magical Crafts Challenge!

I was delighted to be chosen to be on the Design Team for Magical Crafts Fortnightly Challenge following their recent DT call, and this is my first DT card for them.  The new challenge is a sketch and is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp so pop on over and have a go!  I made my card using pretty Daisy and Dandelion papers, and coloured my image (will edit this post when I have checked who it is made by - it is upstairs and I am downstairs!) with Copics.  I used a Cuttlebug die for the corners and added a Card Candy sentiment and some Primas and punched leaves and Liquid Pearl blobs to finish!

ETA - the image is by Nellie Snellen!

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Cupcake Cutie Fhiona

Here is another card using the sweet little stamp Mini Cupcake Cutie Fhiona, by Your Next Stamp and available from Make The Day Special.   I cut some mats with my Nesties and coloured in Fhiona with Copics.  The BP is by Daisy and Dandelion and I punched some daisy flowers, adding adhesive gems in the middles to finish.