Saturday, 20 December 2008

Blog Candy Winner!

I'm thrilled to have won some blog candy on the Artistic Stamper Advent blog! I love alcohol inks so another one to add to my stash is lovely :-) Thanks so much Jennie.

Thursday, 11 December 2008

A Few more Card Creations

I've been busy making more Xmas cards & also taking part in the challenges on Crafts by Carolyn forum. This is a box & tag challenge.

This was the challenge to use pink & turquoise on a card.

These are a selection of other cards. Now off to write & send them!

Sunday, 7 December 2008

Xmas Cards

So I've managed to do a few Xmas cards - spurred on by starting the advent challenges on Crafts by Carolyn forum

this was a template challenge

This one multiplied!!!! Red Gold & Green challenge - all slightly different :-)

Friday, 5 December 2008

Calvins night out!

Well here he is - I caught him slurping my wine!!

So I gave him a talking to & he promised to behave ..............................

Which he did - badly!! LOL

Later on we tucked him up as he was a bit the worse for wear!

But then I found him at someone elses drink! Norty boy! Finally Maddy took him home ...................

and the rest of the story is on Maddy's blog

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Anyone doing Craft fairs?

I made these for the Xmas Craft fairs that Sticky Fixers Craft group were going to do. We did a couple last year to boost funds but with most of the committee being poorly this year it was decided to give it a miss!

Well we had quite a bit of stuff for girlies but nothing really for the boys to buy. They could of course treat their Mum's & sister's & gran's & any other female relative to the girlie bits but we needed something to attract them to the stall :-)

So here they are - mints in 'boyish' covers! Pirates & Knights ......................... Sugar Nellies - cute eh?

I used chalks & crayons to colour - this was before i got my basic set of Whisper pens ...............

Saturday, 29 November 2008

Pink & Green should never be seen!

According to the rhyme :-) But there are some lovely examples for the Crafts by Carolyn challenge. This is mine.

A quick & simple Christmas card. The Santa sleigh was stamped & embossed with white embossing powder, then I used distress ink to bring out the image which I then punched out & inked the edge. The Christmas paper I won in the Sticky Fixers craft club raffle :-) I then stamped the snowflakes using the same distress ink.

Do go & look at the other takes on the same theme over at Crafts by Carolyn forum.

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

I'm thrilled to be a Challenge Winner!

Just a quick post to say that I'm thrilled to bits after winning the Valentines Card Challenge on DewdropCraftz blog. It was a lovely start to yesterday morning :-) Now I have to choose from all the lovely goodies .................... decisions, decisions, decisions :-) Thank you so much Nikki.

Friday, 21 November 2008

Object D'Art

This was my starting point for the Object D'Art challenge 'The Frame'

This was the finished frame. the photo is of my first car - a Mini (original type!!) I used old car keys & key fobs along with stamps to decorate the alcohol inked base. The Mini wording was die cut using Go Slim Sizzix coloured with whisper pens & highlighted with a silver pen. Metal glue came in useful in this project!

Loved creating this :-) Thanks Jennie for the challenge :-) It's amazing what sort of things you find have been kept isn't it!!

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Another card

A birthday card this time. Again using the velum paprer as a background - added some lace & self adhesive ribbon & petals with a pearl brad in the centre. Used one of the elements of the stamp set I got from Creative Treasures which i inked & stamped in different colours.

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Valentine Card

Yes I know it's not until next year but Nikki at Dewdrop Craftz has challenged us to make a Valentine card - no red & no flowers - so here is mine :-) all in golds & browns

I backed the card in patterned vellum in white - Ornate floral by Papermania & used double sided 12x12 foil paper Gold border for the rest. The swirl stamp is from the Basic Grey Birds of a feather set & words from the Dovecraft clear stamps & I used punches & inks & of course sticky fixers!

I enjoyed doing this so a big thank you to Nikki for the challenge :-)

Monday, 17 November 2008

Card Holder

A friend of mine in the USA has asked for a few of my cards :-) As they will have to go through the UK & USA postal systems & even though they are individually packaged I thought that they needed a bit more in the way of protection so decided to make a quick holder for them out of a piece of 12x12. It is fastened with ribbons which are tied.

The inside Side view

This one is quite plain but it could be decorated up & given as a very nice present :-)

Sunday, 16 November 2008

Visitors (with pictures!)

Well here are the first friends that came to play :-) I used Whisper pens to colour. Colouring when you are laid down is not the easiest thing to do! but it kept me busy for a while colouring Pringle & Pen Pal who are are Sugar Nellies.

Next Winifred Rabbit came & I decided to use the new chalks that I got the other day from Tracy at Creative Treasures

And here is a snap of my visitors all together :-) Aren't they cute? I just have to decide what to do with them now :-)

Saturday, 15 November 2008

Managed some crafting today!

Well I managed a little crafting today. I made a New Home card for friends who are moving countries. If I hadn't got it done they would be well established before I managed it!

And I'm early with this next one! It's not acually needed until Monday when it's our 29th Wedding Anniversary :-) This is unusual for me as I'm usually a bit of a last minute girl where family cards are concerned! Hubby isn't really a hearts & flowers type ...................

Friday, 14 November 2008

Here you go - clue time!

Little peek at the friends ..................................