Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Two Cards and One Roundie Today

So today I was up very early , and the postman brought me my new stamp:) So I thought I would have a play and see what I could make .

This first card is for the competition over at Dies to Die For .
Useing the very cute sketch by Dawny P.
First prize is the new Miss Anya Rain Snow or Shine stamp set !

So here is my card .

Items used :
White ,blue and green cardstock.
Papers by DCWV
Sketch by Dawny P.
Ribbon from stash
Glitter from stash

Magnolia Tilda as butterfly
I coloured her with Whisper strokes markers.

I didnt add embellishments...I thought the glitter flower card was enough.

My second card was just me playing around with the stamp tbh.
And so I made this pocket card .

Sideview to show the pocket.

Items used:
White cardstock
DCWV papers
Flowers and buttons from stash
Sewing machine

And my last card is a small roundie . Again just trying new stuff out
and seeing how it looked :)

Items used:
White cardstock
DCWV papers
Cuttlebug embossing folder

Stamp :
Whiff of Joy summer collection
I coloured her with Whisper Strokes markers.

Thank you for looking :)

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Cuttlebug Birthday Card

I made this card for the challenge at
Cuttlebug Challenges .
Challenge #32 is hearts and butterflies. Well I dont have a lot of
Cuttlebug Items..:(
But it says you can still join in :)

I think I will be purchaseing some cuttlebug dies lol ...after seeing what
the DT has created , it has inspired me !

So here is my card :)
I wanted a fresh looking summer birthday card.

Items used :
White,and yellow cardstock
Paper from DCWV
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
Lace from stash
Butterfly punch
Fiskers border punch

Thank you for looking :)

Monday, 25 May 2009

Polka Doodle Challenge

I created this card for the challenge over at Polka Doodle . Its a new challenge
blog that has just started. Lots of fun things going on over there :) And you can
also set the DT challenges ! So get thinking :)

For the first challenge its a sketch, and its very pretty !

This is the card I made. I think it turned
out really nicely !!

Items used :
Sketch by Polka Doodle
White ,lime green, and yellow cardstock
Papers by DCWV
Flowers brads ,button and ribbon from stash
Fiskars border punch
Sewing machine

Stamp :
Whiff of Joy summer stamp
I coloured her with Whisper Strokes markers as watercolour.
Sakura stardust pens for the flowers.
and White glaze pen for the polka dots.

from Whiff of Joy summer collection

Thank you for looking :)

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I myself do not use IE way to many bugs . I use Firefox,and have no problems with blogs .
Hope this helps.

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Friday, 22 May 2009

Sweet Hello Card

I made this card for PaperTake Weekly Challenge : Dawny's Sketch 15

I had fun doing this card....not only is the sketch good ,
but the stamp is sooooo pretty !!
This is another Whiff of Joy summer stamp :)
Sorry but have no idea what she is called :(

Items used :
DCWV Spring and Garden papers
Yellow and White cardstock
Flowers ,buttons, and ribbon from stash

Whiff of Joy summer stamp
I coloured her in with Whisper Strokes markers as watercolour.
Then I used Clear embossing powder to highlight areas .
Sakura White glaze pen to also highlight

Thank you for looking :)

Thursday, 21 May 2009

Sweet Wishes Card

I received my new Whiff of Joy summer stamps today and decided
to make a 1 card for 2 challenges. These stamps are
sooooo cute !!!!!!
And they are really nice to colour in as well !!
Have started working on other cards as well LOL.

I am entering this card into these 2 challenges :

1st: is Creative Inspirations Challenge, Challenge 9
Theme is : Create a card useing your Favorite stamp.
Well at the moment this stamp is my favorite ! Although I dont know
what she is called. :(

2nd is : A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge, Challenge 52
Theme is : Create a card for a Celebration ...any celebration : birthday, anniversary etc.
This is my 1st time entering this challenge.
This card is for a birthday .
I have so many family birthdays comming up in the next few weeks ,that one of
my neices will get this beautiful card !!

Items used :
DCWV Spring papers
White, Orange and Lime green cardstock
Flowers from stash
Ribbon from stash
Sewing Machine
Brads from stash

Whiff of Joy summer stamp
I used Whisper Strokes markers on her as watercolour
Sakura stardust pen to highlight eyes
White Glaze pen for scallop dots on top.

Whiff of Joy summer stamp

Thank you for looking :)

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

The Next Level

The Next Level is a new challenge blog !
So to kick off their new blog , Dawn and Madge have some fab candy to giveaway !!

So dont miss out on your chance to win ..head on over to
find out about the new challenges and candy : Here

Thanks for looking :)

Monday, 18 May 2009

Fridays Sketchers 52 Challenge

This is the card I made for this weeks challenge over at Friday Sketchers .
The new sketch is by Claudia Rosa.
And it is Fab :)

I liked how the card turned out. I didnt add a sentiment cause
I am just not sure what I will give it for :)

So here is my card:

Items used :
Sketch from Friday Sketchers
White ,blue cardstock
Papers from DCWV
Ribbon from stash
Eyelets from stash
Sewing machine

I coloured the fairy with Whisper Strokes markers
and added glitter glue to highlight

Thank you for looking :)

Elisabeth Bell Designs

I found this blog candy hopping today and looking at loads of wonderful cards made by people :)
Some really pretty cards out there :)
Anyways..I came across this candy and it lead me to Elisabeth Bell Designs .
So to enter Elisabeth's wonderful candy you have to share a special childhood moment .

So this is mine :)

When I was , I think 8-9 I was sooo into insects !! Loved them !! Loved catching crickets and caterpillers and lighting bugs(fireflies) all sorts . So my mother knew a woman that made handmade bug boxes . And she had her make me one . The box was wonderful , I thought it was the neatest thing ever ..not only did my mom have her make me a wooden bug box, but she had painted on it . So on this box is an image of a girl with butterflies and crickets, and my name was painted on it as well . So I caught a caterpiller and I dont really remeber how long it was , might of been a few weeks, but it had cacooned and hatched into this orange brown and yellow butterfly.But I also remeber sitting outside under our weeping willow tree at night and my bug box lighting up from the fireflies in it that I had caught :) I remeber carrying this box with me everywhere I went. It had a string handle on it and a small wooden door that latched .

And after all this time, I still own this bug box .

Thanks for looking :)

Sunday, 17 May 2009

Butterfly Card

Yesterday I went to a craft demo at Southport . It was a lot of fun !!
Not been to one before :( So I plan on going again :)
I didnt buy a lot of stuff.....Just got a craft mat , some 12x12 papers ,
a dcwv 4.5x6 papers and blender pens.
I have got to say though.....The demonstrator made some really pretty cards! And she made them soooooo fast !!
I can't make cards that fast haha and have them look nice .
I guess that comes with experiance.
However I did learn some new techinques I will be useing in the future .
So all in all it was a good day :)

So I also found out that the Whiff of Joy summer stamps have been
dispatched !! Am soooooooooo excited !
Not orderd stamps like that before , so I will be watching for my postman :)

Anyways hehe
So I bought a stack of the DCWV garden papers yesterday .
And this is the cute card I made .

Items used :
White cardstock
DCWV Garden stack
Stamp from magazine
Ribbon from stash

The butterflys are from the papers as well . I cut them out
and glued the center part down
so that the wings would lift off the page :)

Thanks for looking :)

Friday, 15 May 2009

Pictures of my Plants

My plants in my garden are starting to bloom and the bees are out in force !!
I have lots of different plants.
So I thought I would share a few pics with you :)

This is my Honeysuckle Plant . Its got loads of blooms getting
ready to open on it ..and the smell is going
to be soooooo sweet :)

This is my Callum Lily plant :)
Its got a few blooms on it but they are not ready to open yet :(

This is a fern that was real tiny a year ago....and this
year it has grown so big !!
It hides under a bush we have .

Not sure what this one is called .
But it has loads of these white blooms on it and the bees go crazy !

Thanks for looking :)

Nephews Birthday Card

I made this card for my nephew's birthday .
Am so not good at making male cards!!

I took pictures of the inside of the card ....but they all came out very very blurry. So will try again in a bit and will get them posted :)

Items used :
DCWV papers
White cardstock
Buttons from stash
String from stash
Sewing machine

I embossed the dragon with Sterling silver powder.

Let me know what you think
Thanks for looking

Monday, 11 May 2009

Flower and Rose Folder Cards

I made these cards useing the tutorial by Anki over at Roses on Paper .
I really like this style of card !
They are sooo pretty and easy to make !!

Card Recipe:
Lime Green and white cardstock
Follow instructions from ROP Blog
Papers from DoveCraft:Kate Knight Wild Blossom
Ribbon from stash
Sakura White Glaze pen to do faux stitching

And here is my 2nd one :)

Card Recipe:
Follow tutorial on ROP blog
White cardstock
Sewing machine
Papers by Papermania Blueberry Hill
Gems from stash
Lace from stash
Sakura White Glaze pen to
white dots on scallops

Rose cut from paper from the Papermania collection

Thank you for looking :)

Friday Sketchers Challenge

This is my first time entering this blog challenge .
This weeks sketch is really pretty !
You can find the challenge at Friday Sketchers.

This weeks sketch is by Carole.

Here is the card I made for this weeks challenge.

Card Recipe:
Sketch from Friday Sketchers
Orange,white and lime cardstock
Papers by DoveCraft Kate Knight:Wild Blossom
Flowers from stash
Eyelets and brads from stash
Orange and clear glitter
Lime ribbon from stash
Sewing Machine

Hanglar and Stanglar
I coloured her with Whisper Strokes markers as watercolour.
Then highlighted with Sakura Glaze pens.

Thank you for looking :)

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Spring Folder Card

I wanted to use up some old papers I have . So I made this Spring card .
I think it turned out rather nice.

Card Recipe :
DCWV and Papermania papers
Orange glitter card
Green and clear glitter
Brads from stash
Papermania Flowers
Ribbon from stash

Stamp: HanglarStanglar
I coloured the image in useing
WhisperStrokers markers as watercolour.
Sakura Glaze pens to highlight.

Thank you for looking :)

Friday, 8 May 2009

Card for Red Card Friday

I made this card for Red Card Friday challenge on Trimcraft.
It is for the troops servering in the military.
I am American but live in England as most people know.
So I tried to make a card with colours that could be used
for American or British troops.

Items used :
Red,White and Blue cardstock
Brass brads
Blue Tassel from stash

Let me know what you think :)

Thank you for looking :)

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Rose Card

I was having a play with the new Papermania Blueberry Hill collection
. And made this card.
The papers remind me of vintage wallpaper.So
I tried to make the card look like wallpaper. Well that
was the idea anyways hahaa. Its a very pretty card!!

Items used :
Papermania Blueberry Hill collection
Pink Lace from stash
Sakura Stardust pens
Gold embossing powder

Thank you for looking :)

Roses on Paper and Creative Inspiration Challenge

Ok so I made one card for these two challenges. I had fun doing this.
It was a bit of a challenge for me. First because over
at Roses on Paper, the challenge was to create a folder card .
Well I had not made one of these before. But on Jodi's Blog
there is a great tutorial of how to make one.
Didn't realize how easy it was !!
And then on Creative Inspirations Challenge , you are to
follow the sketch by Maxine.
Well again, I am not used to following sketches . So again it was a
bit of a challenge trying to get the papers right and the
embellishments so it all worked well together.
But I have some new stuff to play with, hehe, and
was up to the challenge!!
And yes I will be making more of these folder cards :)

Let me know what you think :)

Items used :
White and Pink cardstock
Papers ,Papermania's Blueberry Hill collection
(These papers are soooooooo cute )
White Ribbon from stash
Pink Flower Brads from stash
Pink rose flowers from stash

Magnolia:Tilda with flower
I used Whisper Strokes markers on her
as watercolour , and Sakura Glaze pens to highlight.

Thanks for looking :)