Saturday, 28 March 2009

Happy Easter

The year is passing by so quickly. Can't believe it's nearly easter! Have just been making this card using a Penny Black image I received in a swap some time ago. I've used Basic Grey papers and water colour pencils to colour the image in. The hoppy easter stamp is also something I received in a swop. I think it's another Penny Black one but not entirely sure. Have finished it off with some heart shape gems in the bottom right corner.

Sunday, 15 March 2009

First Challenge on the Daisy & Dandelion challenge blog

The new Daisy & Dandelion challenge blog is up and running with it's first ever challenge, which this week is new beginnings. I've just been having a play with the stamps i brought yesterday and opted for the Pickles and Onion characters. Keeping the colours simple i've used some of the new papers from Clare Curds range which again i brought yesterday. I think the tones work quite well together. I've finished off with some brads and ribbon in matching tones.

Hobbycrafts NEC Saturday

Well I went to the big Hobbycrafts and Sewing for pleasure show at the NEC yesterday and as you can image the place was packed and there was a lot of shoving and bumping into people but there was also a lot of buying :) One thing that me and my friend noticed was how much decoupage there was. On almost every stall decoupage was the main feature, which is great if you like it but although I do make the odd decoupage card, I can't say it is one of my favourite techniques because I don't like all the cutting out and the sticky foam pads!
I did manage to buy a few bits and pieces. Imparticular I got some of the nice new Daisy and Dandelion stamps which I have just been playing with. They are so cute.
Here are some pictures of what I brought. Miraculously I stuck to my budget. Now there's a first!! ;)

Friday, 13 March 2009

Forever Friends Sketch Challenge

This week on the FF Challenge blog there is a sketch challenge.
here is the card that i made going for a brown and purple colour theme.

Saturday, 7 March 2009

Sisters birthday card

I made this card a little while ago but didn't want to post it incase my sister saw it on here, but as her birthday was on Thursday I think it's now safe to share it with you all. I've used a Sarah Kay image that was sent to me and coloured it in with watercolour pencils. I've used K&Co leters for the word Sister and papers from HOTP.

Monday, 2 March 2009

I'm very excited about this bit of news

I have become a member of the design team for the Forever Friends challenge blog! yippeeee
I am so excited and it's a brilliant excuse to buy more fff products :)

This weeks challenge is about St Davids Day. This is the card i came up with. Most of the products are K & Co. I have used my watercolour pencils to colour the bear in.