Saturday, 31 October 2009

Baby Boy - Daring cardmakers - get punchy

Mo Mannings images are so adorable - I can't see past making all the baby cards I need at the moment with them - coloured with Copics of course! I have used Crate Paper papers, die cuts and alphas with them - they are so cute and have wonderful glittered finnishes. A bit of inking to edges....

I am entering this into the Daring Cardmakers Challenge this week - get punchy!
I don't own punches but looking at their challenge I think these die-cuts may fit the bill. If not my appologies!

Friday, 30 October 2009

Polkadoodles Challenge- #24

I have a pile of thankyou notelets to make for Jacob to write this week!
We'd be here until Christmas if he made them some quickies needed!
This weeks challenge over at doodling Polkadoodles headquaters is to combine NFG cd, 3 brads , doodling and a stamp!

I have used the fab robot papers and embellishments.
Doodling in sakura shadow pens, white and black fineliner.
3 brads - particularily like the screw head ones!
Sentiment stamp "have a lovely day!" inside.

You have until Sunday 8th November 12 a.m. GMT to enter.
You don't have to use polkadoodles goodies - just follow the recipe(use 3 brads)! Have fun doodling......
The lucky winner will recieve the Candy Doodles CD - how fab is that!

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Halloween sale at Shophandmade....

Lots of handmade items on sale this weekend at Shophandmade, including 10% off all my digi images

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #23

This week over at C.R.A.F.T. the challenge guessed it Halloween
with the alternate option of Orange/black!

We are lucky this week to be sponsored by Gina from Your Special Delivery
and the DT were given the option of working with her Ginny Ghost - she is cute!
We have a lovely digi stamp and paper as a prize this week from Your Special Delivery

I have used Polkadoodles papers to back with.
Ginny ghost from Your Special Delivery
Copics to colour and some wire, halloween confetti (Tesco) and sakura to doodle.

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Challenge #39 Crafty Creations!

This week over at Crafty Creations the challenge is Thanksgiving or Gratitude....

As in the U.K.we don't celebrate Thanksgiving, I am going for some thank you notelets.
We have  lots to make for friends and family as it was Jacob's birthday last week.
We share the job - I make them and he writes them!

I have used Polkadoodles papers and images from the NFG CD - fab!
Inked edges on cards and lots of Sakura doodling.

The sponsor this week is Ann with a fab prize - so pop over and have a look see!

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Digital Delights - Stamping for the weekend

Jacob has a Halloween Birthday party to go to this week! James will be 7!
I have used this fab digi image free from Digital Delights - brilliant isn't it!
Coloured with Copics, Polkadoodles paper for background. Lots of doodling added with Sakura to finish.

I am entering it in Stampin for the Weekend whose challenge is "A Haunting good time - Fangtastic Halloween cards" hope this qualifies!

Saturday, 24 October 2009

It's soooo exciting!

I am soooo excited this week as my bestest friend Margaret Anne
has become Engaged to her wonderful other half Ross.
They are an amazing couple and I know they will continue to be very happy together -
I do like a bit of romance!
So I loved making this card - Reuben did want me to put "at last" on the front.......

Basic Grey papers - wonderful image by Mo Manning, copics , sakura, ribbon from stash and We are Memory keepers eyelet stud "true love"
They brought two kittens into their home last year , now beautiful if a bit mad cats - so I think this image is appropriate!
I am also entering this over at Allsorts this week their challenge is Furry Friends - go pay them a visit!

Friday, 23 October 2009

Polkadoodles Challenge - Halloween

I hope you managed to catch our Nikki on Create and Craft this morning at 10a.m.!

Now on to buisness in hand - my DT project this week - Halloween!
Can you tell - I loved making this! Polly witch is so cute and was pleeding to be made into a shrink plastic badge. I thought this would add the finnishing touches to my candy jar- filled with chocolate eyeballs and skeletons.  I coloured a matching Polly at true size to make a wee card.

These are all from the Halloween download bundle available in the Polkadoodles shop
or why not enter the competition this week and you could win it! even better.....

Thursday, 22 October 2009

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #22 - Anniversary!

This week at C.R.A.F.T. the challenge is to create something to celebrate an Anniversary!
I have made my card using one of my own doodles - Haley Heart as she is a very loved up girl.
The background is from the Once upon a time colection from DCWV.
My imaged is coloured with copics most of which were bought from Craft Obsessions.
A few die cut hearts and a key added and doodling to finish.

Craft Obsessions are our sponsors this week and I will vouch for their fab quick delivery and personal service. They are kindly offering the winner of the challenge  6 ProMarkers. You can even pick your own colours - which is great if you are adding to a collection, and enough to try them out if your thinking about starting a collection......!

I would also like to enter this in the Digital Tuesday Challenge - things with wings - ideal!

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Crafty Creations.......

Can you guess what the challenge is this week at Crafty Creations ?
Yes it is good old Halloween....
We live in an area with lots of guisers at Halloween, so a Halloween goodie bowl is a must!
My kids are all going to a Halloween party at our local ceramic painting studio "Dip'n'Doodle!"
But we will have alot of visitors - hopefully not too scarey!

I have decorated my bowl with lots of bats cut from Coredinations Vintage and their faces drawn on!
Have fun with this one - Crafty Creations love to see any type of creative project....
Pop by and see what the DT have been busy with.

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Thanks Deena...

Thanks Deena for this award. I will admit now to being the worlds worst with these things. I am rubbish at choosing who to send them on to and that really is hard! But in the spirit of this I'm making extra effort today. The idea is that you share 10 things about yourself and pass it on .........Denna is one of my DT friends at Crafty Creations and thinks it will be a good way of finding out some new things about the rest of her team...
So here Goes

1/ I moved in with my now husband after dating him for 2 weeks( if my daughter does this I will be horrified!)

2/ I have been with Reuben for 17 years - married for 13 years and we laugh every day!

3/ My three children - Jacob, Caleb and Hope drive me insane but I love them dearly - would like them all to sleep better

4/My Maiden name is Komiski and we came to the U.K.(a very long time ago) as part of a wedding dowery

5/I always hope to be as supportive with my own children as my Mum and Dad have been to me

6/At school my best subject was Maths!

7/ But my most influencial teacher was my Art teacher - Meg Telfer - painter

8/ I drive a blue PT cruiser with Photographic flowers (tastefully!) all over it

9/ I am petrified of the dentist - but am quite brave in front of the kids(least I think I am)!

10/My all time favourite food is Spare ribs! Hasn't changed since I was a kid......

Now as to passing it on - I am doing this in the understanding that I will not be upset if anyone isn't an award person(I'm a bit like that myself) but I have put thought into the few people this allows me to share it with(many of you may already have it) but here goes....

Keryn - My first follower and her cards are fab aswell!
Saskia - A great help to me in blogland - Creativity abound (I know she has it but couldn't be missed out)
Liz - Such a huge encouragement and doesn't live too far from me...also does Vintage superbly!
Rose - A friend whom is just soooo creative
Cheryl - this lady had a special birthday this week! So kind and so clever!
Stef - Who makes me laugh alot...keep that enthusiasm going and keep doodling!
Sylvia-Anne - Oh so lovely cards - and full of good advice!

and because lets face it this is all about the creative youngsters also - I would like to give it to the three Fantastic Junior DT members that we have at C.R.A.F.T. - I am amazed every week by the standard of their work - they should be so proud of themselves!


Way to go girls!

Monday, 19 October 2009

Wee quick card for Jacob.....

One of the rather odd things I find about making that my friends even get me to make cards for my own children. I always enjoy it - don't really know why I find it odd, but there goes.
It's Jacobs Birthday on Wednesday - luckily he doesn't take much to do with my blog at the mo....guess its old hat! So here is another card for him, a quicky this time - mostly using Basic Grey papers and chipboard stickers with the usual doodling!

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Snowy....Christmas card for a child!

The challenge this week at Lili of the Valley - is a Christmas card for a child......
Struggling to get a decent photo as I have made Snowy extra sparkly!
I have decoupaged snowy - he works very well for this and added extra sparle with Sakura clear to his body, stickles to the snowballs and crackle glaze to the ice under Snowy , carrot nose and his stick arms.
Copics for his hat and Scarf. DCWV Christmas paper for backing - also decoupaged.

NFG samples for Nikki for Create and Craft.....

A couple of samples for Nikki over at Polkadoodles for the next Craft and Create show on
Friday 23rd October 10a.m.
Using the new NFG CD which is jam packed with fab images for the men in your life -
but also loads that could be used for either!

Saturday, 17 October 2009

New Challenge starting Wednesday 21st October

Wishing the girls at Creative Craft Challenges all the best in their new adventure!
New challenge blog starting Wednesday 21st October!

Jacob is 7 - incy wincy animals !

well Stego is neither incy or wincy but I'd like to enter him in this weeks Incy Wincy challenge - animals!
Jacob has specifically asked for a dinosaur card - bit of a surprise actually.
I have drawn Stego myself and coloured him with copics.
Basic grey paper to back and some of their card stickers and alphas.
Lots of doodling to finnish.

Join in the animal fun at Incy wincy - see what you can come up with!

Magical Birthday - Bling it

This is a birthday card for my friend Jo - she loves all things magical and Halloween.
 I have used my image of Winston Wizard , coloured with copics and then lots of sparkle added
with Sakura Stardust and Shaddow pens.
I would love to try the copics Glitter At You Spica pens and they are the prize over at Stamp Something this week. Their challenge is Bling it - just hope it shows in the photo how sparkly this is......

Friday, 16 October 2009

Polkadoodle challenge #22

This week over at doodling Polkadoodles headquaters we had this sketch to use.
The DT were challenge to combine any images from a CD and the  rubber stamps.

For my DT card I have used NFG (not for girls) CD for my fab robot paper and images
- rotating the sketch .
I used two of the stamps to create my ribbon, tag and alphas once again from the NFG CD.

Nikki is back on Create and Craft on the 23rd October at 10a.m. and she will be demonstrating this CD again along with something new........

We hope you can join us this week with your creations - polkadoodles goodies or not - just follow the sketch! Cards due is by 12.00a.m. GMT  Sunday 25th October. The winner this week recieves the ab fab Polly Halloween download bundle - how good is that!

Thursday, 15 October 2009

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - recipe - 1 ribbon, 2 buttons, 3 papers

This weeks challenge over at C.R.A.F.T. is a recipe - 1 ribbon, 2 buttons and 3 papers.
This week for my DT card I decided to make a gift tag or it could be a decoration!
We are lucky to have Willow designs as our sponsor this week.
All the DT had the fab Christmas owl designs to work with, so pop by their blogs and see what they all came up with - you won't be disappointed!

1 ribbon - a little piece of red satin by papermania(I think)
2 buttons - basic grey red and My minds eye turquoise
3 papers - basic red, brown and turquoise cardstock!

The lucky winner will recieve the 3 A4 owl sheets that the DT were lucky enough to work with.

Entries due in by 8p.m. GMT Wednesday 21st October

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Crafty Creations Challenge #37 - blue

This weeks challenge at Crafty Creations was set by Saskia - "Blue"
I love blue and the cute image supplied by our sponsor soft pencil this week.

For my DT contribution at Crafty Creations this week.
I have coloured my image with twinkling H2o's(hard to capture in a photograph)
Added extra colour with Sakura pens. Made some fab large snowflakes using the spellbinders? die and lovely pieces from my bits box - coredinations, papermania glitter, vellum and velvet feel papers.
A large fancy eyelet "Believe" from We are Memory keepers and some ribbon.

Pop by and you could win a great voucher from soft pencil for your Blue card!

Sunday, 11 October 2009

New Bouquet image

Have been itching to colour this bouquet image since I doodled it last night.
Haven't decided what to make with it yet - so one for the last minute card box......
Coloured with copics and a little Sakura detailing.

Australian Adventure

A request for a family moving to Australia.
Handcoloured leather houses and flowers with eyelets for door handles and flower centres.
DCWV Treasure Island paper, Basic Grey Eva paper and lots of Sakura doodling.

Saturday, 10 October 2009

70th Birthday Gran...

This is for the same lovely knitters 70th - but from the grandchildren.
Using Basic Grey Euphoria papers, diecut letters and numbers on Pazzles, also leaves cut on Pazzles with inking to edges and some Sakura details added!

70th Birthday for a knitter....

This card is for one of my good friends Mum. She is celebrating her 70th this month and is a keen knitter. I have quite a few cards to make for her - so watch this space. Thanks to Rose for the knitting inspiration!

All the doodling is added in Sakura and black fineliner.
Little metal tag alphas to finnish.

I am entering this into Crafty Cardmakers whose challenge is to use ribbon/fibres

Friday, 9 October 2009

Challenge 20 Polkadoodles - DT card

I so enjoyed the sketch at Polkadoodles this week! As you can see my DT card is a bit of a kichen sink job, but was having so much fun with the stamps.....I have used papers, polar bears, circle tags from the Jingle Jangle CD, and the stamps for sentiment, holly and all over the background paper(coloured with whisper pens)

and loads of doodling - black fineliner and some Sakura Shadows...

Thursday, 8 October 2009

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 20 - Inspiration photo.....

Suzi from the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge DT came up with this fab inspiration photo for this weeks challenge - just perfect for an autumnal project!

My Dt card this week uses Basic Greys Mellow range with some additional diecut handcoloured leather leaves, apple, scarf and dogs collar. A lovely embossed white card base with a little ink to edges.

The prize this week echos those autumnal colours - some Basic grey papers, handmade stickers, handcoloured leather and copper mini brads.
To be in with a chance of winning  - new projects only please, by Wdnesday14th Oct 8 p.m.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge - Celebration - Wedding

The challenge over at Secret Crafter this week is Celebration - what better a celebration than a wedding!
Getting back into card making mode with a wedding card request for a friend's sister-in-law.

Really enjoyed playing with this A4 card last night. Used Basic Grey sugared papers, stickers and alphas.
Decoupaged some of their papers added a little inking to edges. Some lovely lace with a string of beads threaded through. Some heart gems, We are Memory keepers beautiful eyelets and lots of doodling
using my new Sakura shadows - great pens!

They are celebrating their blogaversary over at secret crafters so have 4 fab prizes to win this week.
Including a place on their DT, so if you fancy a go - pay them a visit!