Sunday, 28 November 2010

Friday Sketchers 130

Good morning from a cold and frosty Essex where the sun is shining.Somehow I don't think I will venture out today far too cold.I'm still recovering from being woken in the middle of the night by yet another migraine. Those migraines always make me feel worse.
I thought I would have a change from Christmas cards today and make a different type of card. I don't know what it is with me at the moment but I seem to be into Vintage cards.Paper is Laura Ashley and the stamp is from Hero Arts.
I have followed the sketch at Friday Sketchers

Thursday, 25 November 2010

21 Today Oh I wish!!

Ok so I've been a bad blogger again but I've certainly not been a bad crafter these last couple of weeks. I've been beavering away making all sorts of cards which has kept the old grey cells working overtime.
At the moment I've orders for 21st,40th and 50th birthday cards. So when I saw my friend the other day I talked very nicely to her and she was kind enough to cut some numbers out on her Cricut for me.Thanks Gill your a star. First time I've actually seen one work which was interesting, maybe something else to add to my want list, although I am still unsure as to actually how much I would use it so maybe not.Time will tell.
This card happens to fit the challenges at
Papertake Weekly which is Cut it Out so a punched shape or die cut on your card.
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz 47 - One for the Girls

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Vintage Santa

Well the weather today has been awful rain, rain and more rain. So I've been catching up on family history which has sadly been neglected these last few weeks while I've been poorly.I've also been making a few more Christmas cards as the time for sending them is rapidly approaching.
I just love this jolly Santa stamp. His beard and hat are covered in glitter and I've used red stickles for the holly berries.Cuttlebug snowflake embossing border then I swiped the red card with white stamp pad to highlight the snowflakes. Sentiment is from Imagine That.

This card is for the following challenges

Crazy 4 Challenges -Christmas
The Secret Crafter - Sparkle & Shine I've lots of glitter on his hat and beard.
ABC challenge H is for Holidays

Thanks for looking and have a good week.

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Sympathy Card

Challenge 45 at Charisma Cards this week is Sympathy. We all know how hard these can be to make and I've been asked to make a quite few these last few weeks.I like to keep these sort of cards fairly plain and simple.I stamped the butterfly then placed on the card with a dab of glue so it's wings were lifted off the card.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

11 challenges in one

I had a great couple of hours at Imagine That this morning and came home all inky fingers from using Tim Holtz Distress inks.Good thing was when I got home there was no one telling me off for getting dirty like when you are a child. Somehow when you are all grown up it seems ok to get dirty when playing.
I haven't made an easel card for ages so thought I would make one using another stamp which was buried at the bottom of my box.
This is for the following 11 challenges. Not sure how I managed that many as I had made the card before I looked at any challenges.
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 108 - red& gold
Charisma Cardz challenge 44 - With love at Christmas
Allsorts Challenge 77- Twas the night before Christmas
Lexi's Creations challenge 26 - anything goes
Little Red Wagon challenge 53 - red
Critter Sketch Challenge 38 - anything Christmas
Patties Creations Challenge 3- Christmas card or creation
Christmas Card Challenges challenge 49 - Photo inspiration
The Burtonesque Dolls - Anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge 8 Christmas Inspired
Stamp and Create challenge 7 Tis the season- christmas or holiday card

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Five into one

At last I think my cold is finally going after two weeks of suffering, only to be replaced by yet another migraine.However before the migraine kicked in I found a little energy for another card.
Stamps are from Creative Expressions. The sunset was created using Tim Holtz distress inks. Image coloured with copics. Sentiment from Paula Pascual.Embossed background is one of Tim's Holtz fab embossing folders.
This card is for the following challenges
The Stamp Man - Cards for men
Wee Memories - Anything Goes
Cards for men - Challenge 22 anything goes as long as it's male.
Let's ink it up - create a scene
Papertake Weekly Penny for the Guy so men/boy cards

Monday, 1 November 2010

Ho Ho Ho!!

This is just a very quick card as I have been feeling rather poorly the last few weeks and have done very little.I have just not been able to shake off this cold.

This card is for the following challenges.

Papertake Weekly - Sparkly & Bright
Creative Card Crew Let's Punch it. I've used three different Nesties.
ABC Challenge G is for Glitter - Well there is plenty of that on his hat and beard.
Apologies for the bad photo but with the early nights now upon us it was dark before I had finished.Sorry I can't remember where the stamp is from other than I found it in the bottom of my box of stamps.