Thursday, 29 October 2009

Friday Sketchers/Papertake Weekly

I must apologise for being such a bad blogger the last few weeks. We went away for a few days last week to West Sussex. Whilst it was good to get away and catch up with friends and relatives, holidays as always do take it out of me. So since my return I have been doing very little other than catch up on e-mails and play the odd game on Facebook. Is it just me or is Bejewled Blitz on Facebook addictive.
This card is for two challenges firstly the sketch over at Friday Sketchers and the second challenge is at Papertake Weekly whose theme this week is spots and strips. I just love this image from Clarity stamps it has to be one of my favourite images. Spotty paper is Dainty Dots from Funky Fairies.Sentiment is Stampin'up

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Sketch Saturday 73

Another great sketch this week at Sketch Saturday and a chance for me to use one of the images I won last week from Digital Delights who were the sponsers over at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge.It also gave me a chance to use my fun flock. Sorry about the bad picture but I won't have time to take a better one in daylight this week.Hope you all have a good week.

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

A Spoonfull of Sugar 73

Well I think I lost the plot today in my calligraphy lesson I just couldn't seem to get going and am now way behind on my project for this term. I have however been revisiting my family tree the last few days and scouring the 1911 census which has thrown some interesting facts about my family. One grandfather couldn't seem to make up his mind how long he had been married and another great grandfather couldn't seem to decide how many children he had.
This card is for A Spoon Full of Sugar challenge 73 which has a great sketch to follow this week.Stamp is Herb with bird from Whiff of Joy. Photograph is not brilliant I'm afraid as the light is bouncing off the mirri card but I wanted to get it posted tonight as Hubby is thinking about getting out the paint brushes tomorrow to start some decorating so I may not get time.

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Autumn Days

Well lucky old me won one of the prizes up for grabs at Secret Crafter last week yeah!!!!! There are some lovely images at Digital Delights for me to choose from and it was a hard decision but I have chosen so watch this space.
This card is for three challenges the challenge this week at The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge is Autumn Days. The second challenge is at Stampin' for the weekend whose colour theme this week is orange, brown and leafy green.And finally I've followed the sketch from Sketch Saturday No 72.
As soon as I saw the challenge Autumn Days I just knew I wanted to use my Lovely as a Tree stamp from Stampin'up. I just love this little set.I stamped using Kaleidascolor autumn days, which is shades of green, brown red & orange.It doesn't show to well in the photo though. The sentiment is also from Stampin'up.Balloons are just some little stickers I had in my box.

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Friday Sketchers 73

Well another weeks gone by and what the hell I've been doing with my time I couldn't say but gone it has. I had a great day last Sunday
at Jackie's stamp camp and thank you Gill for taking me. The rest of the week has been uneventful but busy doing those boring things in life like housework,paying bills, visiting doctors etc.I have to admit the last day I have spent a great deal of time delving into the 1911 census and what fun I've been having. One grandfather seems to be a compulsive liar and another great grandfather can't seem to make up his mind how many children he had and who was living where. But today I sat myself down and thought get on with it girl Christmas is coming and you are way behind on cards. So when I saw this weeks sketch at Friday Sketchers I knew straight away it would be ideal for yet another buy from Ally Pally.Stamp is from Lili of the Valley and I've added stickles for the berries and and some fake snow.Green paper is from Pink Petticoat

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 52

The theme over at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week is celebration. So what better to celebrate than a wedding anniversary. The stamp is from Sugar Nellie and the love heart paper is from Funky Fairies.

Clean & Simple

This week has been very quiet and other than make some Christmas cards I haven't really done a lot.I'm saving my energy for Jackie's stamp camp tomorrow. A whole day of crafting what more could a girl ask for.
This card is for two challenges and I decided to do a clean white & simple card for a change. The first challenge is over at Daring Cardmakers whose theme this week is Folding up. So for this card I folded the front of the card back on itself. I Then layed it flat and stuck on my nesties shape and cut around the right hand half so it folds out. I used my swiss dots folder to add texture to one half of the front and one half of the back so when the card is flat it all looks like one.I've added to glitter to his hat for a bit of sparkle.The theme of at A Spoonfull of Sugar is Christmas so this card fits neatly into that challenge as well.Image is from Lili of the Valley and is yet another buy from Ally Pally along with the little bell and my new nesties labels.

Hope you are all having a great weekend.