Sunday, 23 November 2008

Weekend creations

After spending quite a while on my calendar i couldn't be bothered with much crafting for the rest of the weekend. But i did manage to make 2 very quick cards. Both for challenges over on the DoCrafts forum.

Saturday, 22 November 2008

Calendar 2009 June to December. All Finished!

Well i've been spending every spare moment on this and I have just finished it. Think i may have used one too many embellishments as it bulges quite a bit, but i'm pleased with the end results.

Sunday, 16 November 2008

2009 Calendar January to May

I have finally started on my desktop callendar this weekend. This is my progress so far. I'll hopefully get to do a little bit more next weekend. I'm sticking with the Penny Black theme. All the images i'm using are stamps i have rather then images i've received in swaps.

DoCrafts Prize arrived

I received my prize today for winning the sketch challenge over on the DoCrafts forum. It consisted of lots of Christmas goodies, mainly stickers and some lovely papers and vellums.

I've made all my christmas cards now so i am putting up for next years christmas cards!

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Exciting news for today

My card below, the black and white one with the cow..... well i won the sktech challenge on clarebears blog from DoCrafts, i was so pleased as it was the first time i had entered it. I can't wait to see what the prize is going to be. Will let you know and take some pictures when it arrives :D

Sunday, 9 November 2008

2 new cards

Both of these cards have been made using sketches from the DoCrafts forum. I've finally got some EZ Mount so have been able to use one of my new Sugar Nellie stamps. I love this image, very cute. I've coloured it in using my Twinkling H2O's and used Dovecrafts black and white papers. The second is Hero Arts images coloured in with H2O's again, K&Co papers and Prima flowers.

Sunday, 2 November 2008

Penny Black Saturday Challenge

On the Penny Black Saturday challenge blog this week, we were given the challenge of making a sparkly card. Ideally fireworks related but i was a bit stumped on that one so i made a christmas card and put some glitter on the hat of the cat here.

Christmas cards finally finished

I've been busy this weekend making the last few christmas cards i had to do. I've stuck with square cards for work cards and Penny Black images. Only had about 45 to make which isn't many compared to most but i'm glared there all done now.

Card for challenge on Do Crafts forum

Loretta on the Do Crafts forum gave us this challenge last Monday. I made this although i went for a square card rather than a rectangle one. This is the layout,

And this is my card

Sketch Saturday challenge

Over on the Sketch Saturday challenge blog this week, the challenge is to make a card using this layout.

Here is the card that i've made. I've used papers from Papermania along with Anitas sticky ribbon and finished off with a Penny Black image coloured in with Twinkling H2O's and a stardust Sakura pen for it's wings. And finally i've used a snowflake brad in the top left corner.

Saturday, 1 November 2008

Even more stash!!

I ordered 8 Sugar Nellie stamps from on Wednesday and they arrived this morning. I've never used them before so i'm looking forward to having a play once i've brought some EZ mount which i forgot to buy. Doh! Here are the ones i got.

Friday, 31 October 2008

I almost forgot

I didn't show you what i brought at the charity event at my lcs last weekend. The first picture is twisted decoupage sheets. Something i've not tried before but there was a man demonstrated them and i thought it looked effective so i brought some sheets. I also brought 2 new Whippersnapper stamps, monochrome Papermania set, black & white chipboard letters, tweezers, sakura pens, other christmassy stamps and some Dovecraft christmas embellishments oh and the magazines :D

Sunday, 26 October 2008

Tilda autumn challenge card

Over on the DoCrafts forum at the moment there is a challenge to make a Tilda card with the theme of Halloween or autumn. You can use 3 colours (not including the skin), 2 buttons, brads or eyelets and 1 ribbon.

Here is my card.

Pink christmas cards for Breast Cancer

Yesterday i went to the Colemans warehouse in Rushden, where they had a special charity day and a competition whereby you had to make a pink christmas card. The prize was £50 worth of craft goodies so i thought i'd give it a go and it was for a good cause too. Any way i made 4 cards but nly entered the first 3 as i wasn't very pleased with the fourth one.

The first card is a Penny Black stamp which i've coloured with H2O's. I've used DCWV papers and just some spare pink glitter paper i had in my stash. To make it stand out i've added pink glitter around the edges.

The stamp on this one is from Crafty Individuals. I've used a dark pink ink on pink paper to give a different effect. The happy Christmas text is a HOTP stamp

This one is an embossed image. I've used shrink plastic to draw the breast cancer ribbon on and then coloured it in pink before shrinking it. I then added them onto the tree to make them look like decorations.
And the last one is quite plain and i didn't like the choice of ribbon so i didn't enter it. The stamp is a HOTP one. I've used a little pink star gem at the top of the tree for some texture.

Thursday, 16 October 2008

OH's christmas card

Managed to make this yesterday for OH. It's an A5 size card. I've used DCWV christmas papers and gold mirri card for the matting. I've also used some DCWV adhesive ribbon down the right hand side. The brads were from a Hot Off The Press QVC set, Anitas peel offs and of course my ever faithful Penny Black images, this time a santa dog which i received in an image swap some time ago. I've coloured him in with watercolour pencils.

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Stash brought whilst on holiday

Well our holiday this year seems like a long distant memory now, but then it was the end of August so it has taken me a while to post pictures of what i brought. I found 2 great craft shops. One was called Pen 2 Paper in Matlock and the other was R U Crafty 2 which is in Buxton. Seeing as i was there it seemed rude not to buy a few bits, so this it the few items i brought.

Family Christmas cards

Almost completed all my christmas cards for 2008! Just a few more includuing one for my OH and then i think i'm done. These are for my parents, grandma and my auntie. For my parents card i have used a Penny Black image coloured in with water colour pencils, Do Crafts christmas paper and i've used wording recycled from a card used a few years ago. The other two cards are made using cards from a QVC pack, mirri card in gold and silver and the stickers are from Anitas christmas stickers.

The three cards below are for my OH's family. They all have a Penny Black image again using water colour pencils and some Twinkling H2O's.

Some more christmas cards

Having been a fan of Forever Friends since they first came out several years ago, i was very excited when i heard Do Crafts were bring out a range of Forever Friends craft items and couldn't resist buying a few of the items.

I've made these christmas tree shaped cards for my close friends using some of the papers, stickers and rubber stamps from the collection.