Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Two into one

Just time to post another card today. This is for two challenges and I've used one of my favourite colour combos pink and black.
Papertake Weekly Challenge this week is a sketch for which I have rotated a couple of bits but that is ok for this challenge as you can still see the sketch.
The second challenge at A Spoonfull of Sugar is Spots and Strips

Sunday, 19 September 2010


Well I've had a lovely quite weekend after Fridays fab afternoon at Imagine That. I have to say I saw a sneak peak of two classes coming up next quarter and can't wait.I've not been idle though I've made a further 10 Christmas cards bringing the grand total to 64. I've also made a mosaic coaster which was a crafting gift from some friends as a thank you for feeding their guinea pigs, much better than the beer hubby got of course.I've also started decorating a little altered art birdhouse for the Christmas tree.
Now I've had to wait until hubby returned from his weekend in the IOW to post this as he had taken the camera. He has now returned with loads of photos for me to magically put on a disc for him so he can see them. He just doesn't have a clue how to do it and they say men are more technically minded, well not in this house.
Stamps are from Darkroom Door. Then lots of good old Tim Holtz Distressed inks, spiced marmalade, crushed olive and wild honey inks. I used Stampin'up chocolate chip to stamp the flowers. I did try stamping the sentiment in brown but it just didn't look right.

I'm entering this card for several challenges.
Secret Crafter - Anything goes
Let's Ink It Up - Use your favourite stamp and a charm too.
Paper Sundaes - Use fall or Halloween colours.
The ABC Challenge - D is for Distressing_ I used Distressed Inks
Creative Bellie - B - Themed Embellishments- mine has a bow.
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Fall in Autumn Colour challenge
Creative Card Crew - Autumn or Fall

Friday, 17 September 2010

Cards for Men 19

Well thank goodness this week has been better than last. Finally both cars and the fridge/freezer are once again in full working order. A whole tub of flake ice-cream in a day is a bit much just for two. It was too good to waste though so a girl just has to do what a girl has to do and eat it of course.
The challenge at Cards for Men this week is transportation.
This was a card I made a few months back for my brother-in-law, who as you may have guessed turned 60.He loves steams trains and even learnt to drive one for his birthday so this card seemed appropriate.I even managed to find a font for the steam 60's

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Give me a cuddle

When I saw the Sketch at Friday Sketchers this week I knew instantly what stamp I wanted to use.The papers are from a great designer Jak Heath . I just love her work and the soft subtle colours of these papers. If you've never been to her blog do check it out it has some great tutorials and these gorgeous free papers. Not only is she a great designer but she is also very good at beating me most weeks in Bejewled Blitz a very addictive game on facebook.
Snowflake was cut from velum using a Marianne Creatables die then I used Tim Holtz tumbled glass wiped over the back and some glitter on the front for some sparkle.Stamp is from Whiff of Joy. Sentiment and small snowflakes are from Imagine That.
I am also entering this into this weeks challenge at
A Spoon Full of Sugar where the theme is Animals.
Whiff of Joy Challenge 87 which this week requires that you have at least two layers on your card.

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Where's my Tools

Just time to post a quick card whilst I wait for hubby to return with tea. He has been helping a friend erect a greenhouse today and is stopping off at the chippy on the way home. I can't wait not only am I now starving but also we haven't had fish & chips for months.
The The Paper Players Challenge 14 this week is clean and simple, which is just great when you have to make a man's card.

Monday, 6 September 2010

Stampin For the weekend 46

Ok here I am like a bus now. You wait for one to come along then two turn up.Two postings in two days.
Oh how I wish I had had my camera with me today.On the way to lunch with hubby we were privileged to see a Dakota, Lancaster bomber and a Spitfire Fly over Hornchurch on their way to London to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, it was a magnificent sight and one never to be forgotten.I will hopefully have my camera at the ready on Sunday when a Spitfire will once again take to the skies of Hornchurch to commemorate those that fought in the Battle of Britain.
This was a card I was recently asked to make for someone's mother who was in The WAAF (Women's Auxiliary Air Force) during the war.
It just happens to fit into this weeks challenge at Stampin' for the Weekend which is shabby or vintage. To make the vintage map I printed off then screwed it up much to the horror of my husband who asked" What you throwing it away for ?" men they just don't understand the talents of us crafty people now do they ?.I then shabbied with Tim Holtz tea dye.

Daring Cardmakers

Once again I find myself apologising for being a bad blogger. I just don't know where last week went. It was good to catch up with some old school friends one evening the time, just flew by.For the last few days I have been plagued by migraines once again. I would love to say it's because of all the fun I have been having but it's not.
The weather has turned all autumnal here in Essex today with wind a rain. It's almost time to start hibernating and only go out when necessary, well for me anyway. Which of course hopefully will mean more time for crafting.
The theme at Daring Cardmakers this week is Sapphires for September. This is fairly open to interpretation and if you want to see some more information on sapphires then pop over to their blog and have a nosey around. I have chosen to take the meaning blue. I haven't done much paper piecing in a while so it was great to dig out this stamp and use again. It is on of my favourites.