Monday, 25 October 2010

Winter fun.

Good morning everyone,
Start of the half term hols here, so as I work in a school I have a week off myself.
hoping to get the rest of my christmas cards finished.
This one I finished last night and am going to enter it for LOTV challenge winter fun.
check out their blog here
On to the card,
I was haveing a look around my local craft shop and found this felt border from P.M I just loved it,
The snowflake wide border and the zig zag binding came in the same pack, Its very 3d ish (raised) but don't show very well on the photo.
The backing paper I got from the shop to but it never said who produced it so not sure who's it from.
The stamp is from LOTV and I coulored it with my ever growing collection of promarkers.
The dry embossing stencil is by cards unlimited and highlighted it with stardust stickles glue.
Kandan emblishments and text finish the card off.
I hope you like my card and thank you for stopping by.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

A very pink christmas!

Hope everybody is keeping well, I'm much better after a cold everyone seems to have it here.
Todays card is for 2 challenges the first is from Lily of the Valley, where it is a fab sketch by Bev, am just in the nic of time for this as its a new challenge tomorrow I just dont know where this week has gone.
check out there blog here
The second is for Passion for promarkers the theme there was to make a pink/white or Purple/white christmas card as you can see I went for the pink. do check out their blog here
now onto the card.
I stamped the background paper with baubles and used versa mark stamps in fushia.
The printed paper came from a Joanna sheen christmas C.D,
A marrianne craftable dollie die and LOTV  stamp for the center I coloured with promarkers, coral, Pink carnation,coctail pink, Antique pink and soft green. I decoupaged the image then glittered.useing fine art glitter.
The flowers are from prima. finished with a rather large bow and dove button  the text came from a pack I got from the range shop.
I do hope you like the card
Thanks for stopping by

Monday, 18 October 2010

Penny black wk123 challenge

Good  Afternoon all,
its certainly turned cold am nursing a horrid cold at the mo so feeling not at my best.
Todays card is for the penny black challenge do check out there blog
now onto the card
I  followed a sketch by Debby,
The papers were a mix I had in my odds box and cant remember who they were by.
the stamp is a really old penny black one the date on the stamp is 1998!!! I havn't had it that long, but it was one of the first ever christmas stamps I brought, and am still useing it as you can see.!
I coloured the image with promarkers lots of diffrent blues and soft green.
Lace and chipboard snowflake plus  gems finish off the card.  the text was from a pack I got at the range.
I hope you like my card
thanks for stopping by

Monday, 11 October 2010

Fun in the snow

Good morning all.
Todays card is for the Penny black saturday challenge,
You had to put 2 images onto a card check out their blog here
I loved doing this card its so diffrent to the kind of cards I tend to do ( lots of backing paper, flowers and lace!?)
I started on a white base card drew the snow hills outlining them with promarkers, coloured the sky with powder blue promarker, stamped the text, covered the 2 hills with tacky glue and used white fine glitter.
left it over night to all dry then stamped the 2 penny black images and coloured with promarkers.
Finnaly attached the images with foam squares.
I think the hedgehogs look as if they're having so much fun.
Thank you for popping in to see my card today.
Take care

50th birthday

Thank you for popping in to see me, hope you are well.
 Todays card is for a dear friend of mine who's 50th birthday is in a couple of weeks time.
I'm entering it for the LOTV blog challenge who's theme is Autumn colours.
Check out their blog here
now onto the card.
I used bronze pearl base card with My minds eye bloom and grow backing paper.
friskers rose border punch the  ribbion I got from my local craft store in thir bargin tub. the flower is already on the ribbion its really cute and such a bargin at 99p.
The other flowers are from wild orchid crats.
The stamp is from LOTV and I coloured with promarkers, then put glossy accents onto the main flower just to bring the flower out alittle more.
Finally finished off with a 50 peel off  that is only just sticking to the ribbion so may have to add glue to make it more secure.
Hope you like my card for today
Take care

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Nattering Robins

Good morning,
It looks as if its going to be lovely day.
Todays card is for stamping sisters in christ blog challenge you had to do something with nature in,
The scripture is Genesis 1.1 creation. check out their blog here.
Now on to the card.

I'm still working my way through my christmas cards
so the challenges are going to be a christmas theme when I can.
I used dovecraft christmas papers for the background, Prima flowers sizzix corners and a 3d text sticker.
The stamp is an old one I had from santa rosa I love it  and use it most years, The birds look as if they're having a good old natter. I coloured it with promarkers. I hope you like my card for today.
Take care

Dressing up.

Hello the sun is showing its face at last yeah!
Todays card is for the passion for promarkers blog challenge, you had to add something
that was recycled. Check out their blog here
Onto the card.
I used a broken necklace from my grandaughters dressing up box, that was going to be thrown away.
They are the dangly bits from the ribbon going across the middle of the card.
The backing paper I made myself with shaving foam and glimmer mists a while ago now but throught perfect for this card.
I punched the bottom with a friskers punch.
The stamped image is from LOTV and throught went with the necklace whic was my starting point for the card. I coloured in with promarkers, caramel,burnt sienna,coco, blush, warm grey 2,pink carnation,
Antique pink.Plum,ochid andAmethyst.
I used my new nesties lacey squares. and added a sentiment in the corner,
I was going to add flowers but when I put them up to the card I throught it looked better without so they never went on.
Sometimes less is better dont you think?
I hope you like the card for today.
Take care

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Not at all square

Afternoon everyone welcome to my blog,
   Todays card is for the Penny black sat challenge, You had to make a card that was anything but square,

Onto the card. The backing paper I used was from a set by creata impressions the rub ons were with the papers that made up the set.
The snow I used ivory flower soft, I just must get myself some of the polar white, A penny back stamp and gold star from my embleshment box, 3d christmas stickers finish off the card.
This was such fun to do, great challenge Penny black do check out their blog
 Thank you for looking at my card today, Take care

Monday, 4 October 2010

Sending hugs

Hello another monday thats wet and dull,
still I hope this card will cheer you up.
I made it for a friend whos going through it a bit right now so just wanted to tell her I was thinking of her and send her a hug.

I'm going to enter it for 2 challenges first Just magonila its a anything goes this month check out their blog
and also passion for promarkers if I can find out how to link it... their blog is here The theme for this is shabby chick.
now onto the card.
Ive used K & Co papers wild orchid crafts flowers Tilda image cloured in with pro markers, skin blush, hair gold and saffron, shoes carmel, socks and rib on top antique pink, top Pink carnation, skirt amethyst and the cat warm grey2, satin and cocktail pink.
         I ued a shabby chick style wooden emblishment cat, silver charm and organza ribbion. The sending you hugs text I found in a craft mag. ohh and lastly nestis labels 13 and cuttlebug swiss dots.
distressed with spun sugar and victorian velvet.
hope you like the card.
Thank you for looking.

Friday, 1 October 2010

Tea for two

Hello its wet and windy here in Essex,
I dont want to go out in this if I dont have to.
Which does mean more time for crafting...hee.
Todays card is for LOTV challenge a fab sketch by Bev.
check out the blogg
onto the card
I used papers that I got free with a craft mag
LOTV image it was a die cut, flowers from prima and orchid crafts,
buttons and ribbion text was a Joanna sheen stamp I was pleased with it, hope you enjoy looking at it to

Take care