Saturday, September 24, 2011

Just a little catch up...

Over at ECP this fortnight the challenge is to use 6 pattern papers on your craft project.. here is what I came up with:

All scraps from my scraps box, love how it turned out!
This fortnight we are sponsored by Easy Craft Projects :) You a have until Sep 29th to link up your projects!

I shared a card using one of the new charms over at The Stamp Spot blog, you can find the list of ingredients over there :)


Also a card for ICS sketch #132,

I have used a fabulous digi from 2 Cute Rubber Stamps, and we also have Bunny Zoe's crafts sponsoring us this week too! Head on over and get your name in the draw for one of 2 prizes!!

Ive also used some lovely MME paper, clouds and grass from the MFT die-namics range. The sentiment is Stampin' up.

Last but not lease I have a card for the colour plus mist/paint challenge over at embellish.

Pattern paper is from Crate Paper, bird is Tim holtz and cut from some retired stampin up pattern paper. Sentiment is stampin up and button and ric rac from my stash. Oh cant forget the mist! I used tattered angels glimmer mist - juniper. I won it as part of a prize pack from cardabilities ages ago and glad I found a reason to try it out!

Ok I think that's it from me today!
Enjoy your weekend xx

Friday, September 16, 2011

Card Patters and Sketchbook Saturday

Good evening, I meant to post these cards earlier in the week.

I have made a card based on the simple sketch #132 this week at Card Patterns, I used the colour combo from The Paper Players colour challenge #63.
I used rich razzleberry, old olive, basic grey and whisper white, also the border punch and the strip of pattern paper are all Stampin' up.
The felt heart is from the MFT die-namics range, available at TSS online store along with a range of MFT felts.

My next card uses Chupas sketch from her blog, on the Sketchbook Saturday post (she has a link in the left sidebar) Chupa is a cardmaker extraordinaire! So much inspiration to be found at her blog, be sure to stop by and have a browse.
The paper comes from a fab collection of Prima papers sent to me by the oh-so-lovely Annmaree (thanks girl I appreciate the happy snail mail!) the butterfly is a stampin' up punch and the sentiment is Stampin' up also. The doily is another of the MFT die-namics, and comes in the dainty doily duo. Michelle's prices are fantastic... I can afford to collect all the dies I like from TSS lol. Also available there are a variety of twines!

Well that's it for me tonight... John watching footy and 2 out of 3 girls sleeping. Dishes done and washing folded and I can hear my craft desk calling me!
take care and see you back here soon! xx

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

ICS #131 and ECP #46...

Hi friends! Here to share my DT card for ICS this week, another wonderful sketch to work with!
Our sponsor this week is the fabulous DZ Doodles and the design team were lucky enough to get to work with a few of their Holiday digi's! Perfect for making a start on those Christmas cards... only 14 or so weeks until it is here!

I also used the colour inspiration challenge #86 over at Inkspirations Challenge Blog for my first card.

Here is my first card:

My second card was a bit quicker to put together, I thought the medallion stamp worked nicely for the sketch too! I really like this rose red and baja breeze colour combo.

I hope you can join us over at the ICS Challenge Blog this week, there are some fabulous samples from the other DT member, and we would love to see what you can do with the sketch!!

And over at the ECP challenge blog this fortnight the challenge has been 'yellow' here is my card:

You still have 2 days to enter the challenge weather you create a card, scrapbook LO or off the page project.

Thanks for stopping by, take care x

Thursday, September 8, 2011

CPS meets ColourQ...

Good evening! I have all my fingers and toes crossed to win the AWESOME prize over at CPS this week, 10 itty bitty stamps from Unity! How cool! I checked out the link and there are heaps of sweet little designs that I would be more than happy to give a new home to :)

But onto my card! I have combined the tricky sketch #233 from CPS with the pretty colour challenge #101 from ColourQ....
This Week's Sketch #234

What do you think?

Reasonably straight forward, no pattern paper in sight! I didn't have the exact same colours as the challenge, so I used Baja Breeze, Old Olive, and Rich Razzleberry, and the lilacy coloured ribbon from my stash. I used my new sponge (I think this is my new favourite technique!), Stampin' up binder punch, MFT Dainty Doily Duo Die-namics, corner rounder and the flower stamp is from Stampin' up Organic grace, the sentiment is from Stampin' up Pocket silhouettes. Oh and the little ribbon slider is spellbinders ribbon tags trio.

I'm off for a hop around some challenge blogs, see if I can find something else that inspires me to create since my girls have started sleeping the whole night again and I'm not too tired :)
Thanks for stopping by, if you leave me a comment so I know you were here, I would love to return the visit!
Take care xx

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

~September Challenge @ TSS plus some more catching up!~

Hmm been a little while since my last post :( life has been busy and my 2 youngest have not been letting me get a full night sleep either. But I have a few cards to share today, just catching up!
First I'd like to share a card I made for the month long September Inspiration challenge over at The Stamp Spot.
Here is the photo to draw inspiration from:

Navy and Pink

and here is my first card from a few different angles :)

 Now to tell you how I created the bird image on the card...

Over at Unstampabelles they have an Animal Challenge. There is also the optional challenge of embossing. I cut the bird and cage from Tim Holtz die that Michelle from The Stamp Spot ordered especially for me (she is such a sweetheart!) then I embossed the bird with swiss dots folder and inked up a sponge with dark pink ink and wiped inwards on the bird.

See that bow? Guess how long I spent trying to get it to sit right....

The piece of paper that I had the bird on top of while I was inking is the one I used on my first card. I decided would look nice on a card. so there is my story lol.

OK next is a card for the great sketch over at Card and a Half!
Here is the sketch:
and here is my card!

I did the same sponging and inking to the outline of my oval as I did to the Tim Holtz bird.

Over at ICS this week there are 2 sketches to play with!



two great sketches and two great sponsored prizes to go with them! I do hope you can join us at ICS this week! You have until Monday to link up your sketches.

To finish off I'd love to share a photo of me and baby Ella celebrating her first birthday last weekend :)

Thanks so much for stopping by! If you have time to leave a comment I would love to return the visit :) take care xx