Sunday, 18 November 2012

Merry Christmas

Morning Everyone! It's Sunday, which can only mean one thing! Time for a new challenge over at Sunday Sketch and Stamp - and this week, it's a sketch by little ole me, so please don't let me down and let's have lots of entries!! Here's my attempt at it:
Image - Pollycraft coloured with Spectrum Noirs, Promarkers with some stickles and a sakura white pen!
Papers - Magazine freebies from Wild Rose Studio.
Sentiment - Elzybells.
Ribbon - Another magazine freebie!

Hope you like it and I hope you've all had a good weekend! Don't forget to pop over and check out my teamie's cards and of course, join in! Bye for now..................xx

Tuesday, 13 November 2012


Evening! Hope you're all well? It's my lovely mum's birthday today which means it won't be a blink of the eye til Christmas now! I've probably told you this before but it's funny the way things work out in my family, it's my mum's birthday then two weeks later on 27th, it's my mum and dad's anniversary, then 2 weeks later on the 11th December, it's my birthday (whoop, whoop - all cards gratefully received ;-)) then 2 weeks later, it's Christmas day, then 1 week later, it's my son's birthday! We coulda planned it a bit better, eh!!?
The card I'm sharing tonight is one I've made for my aunt to give to my uncle - it's his birthday at the end of the week!
Image - DIY Jim from Digistamp Boutique coloured with Spectrum Noirs/Promarkers.
Papers and Sentiments - Papermania 'Wellington'.
Other - Button and Twine from stash, Kraft card from Elzybells. Also used Slice machine to cut the numbers out.

I've followed the sketch over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and I've used a Digistamp Boutique image, so I'll enter it into their monthly competition and I think that's it!
Right, I'm off to try and sort my TV out - has anyone else got Sky and is having trouble with there not being any TV listings showing on most channels tonight? TTFN lovelies............xx

Friday, 9 November 2012

Such a Cute Little Penguin!

Morning! How's everyone today? I'm off out in a minute to go Christmas shopping with my mum.....what was I saying yesterday LOL!?! But first....there's a new challenge over at the Friday Sketch Challenge and here's my DT card:
Image - Lili of the Valley watercoloured with Distress Inks.
Papers - Basic Grey 'Jovial'.
Flowers - Wild Orchis Crafts.
Other - Red Card from Bazzill Basics, Oval and Scallopped Oval Nesties and Banner and Corner cut with Slice machine, Gems and Peel Off Greeting from stash.

I've loved this little penguin since it's release but I didn't buy him straight away and then I kept seeing such gorgeous cards around blogland made using him, I couldn't resist it any longer and when LOTV had their latest release, this one fell in my basket too..oops ;-) And these Basic Grey papers are some of my most favourite ever, I've not got many left now.
I'm going to enter my card into Lili's Little Fairies 'All things bright and beautiful' challenge - I hope it fits....a penguin's a creature though after all, isn't it?!?
Right, I'd better go - can't keep my mum waiting! Make sure you join in with the new sketch and I'll be round to do some blog hopping later on.

Thursday, 8 November 2012

'Peace' Angel

Evening. How's it going in your part of the world? It's bloomin' cold here in London and we are hurtling towards Christmas at a rate of knots (which considering I've got no chrimbo presents yet, might be a slight problem in my household!!) At least I've made a start on my cards, eh?! Talking of which, here's another one:
Image - Lili of the Valley coloured with Spectrum Noirs and Promarkers with Liquid Pearls and Stickles.
Papers and Star Embellishment - Nitwits 'Heavenly' (freebie with magazine).
Dies - Ornament Border by Memory Box.
Other - Gems from stash and Blue card from Bazzill Basics.

I've followed The Deconstructed Sketch No. 76, so will link my card up over there. And I think that's about it! I'm off to check out the new Princess release over at Saturated Canary and no doubt spend some pennies!! I'll be back in the morning with my Friday Sketch Challenge DT card. Thanks for popping by......xx

Sunday, 4 November 2012

A Very Purple Christmas!

Morning! How are you enjoying your weekend? I went to the cinema yesterday with Sam and my dad to see 'Skyfall' - it's a fab film if you like action movies and a bit of Bond obviously!! It's the first Bond film I've seen with Daniel Craig in the title role and I have to say that before I'd seen the film, I couldn't really see his appeal but after watching him in the role, I can certainly see the attraction!!!
Anyhoo!! It's time for a new challenge over at Sunday Sketch and Stamp and this week, it was my turn to design the sketch, so please play along!! Here's my card:

Image - Magnolia watercoloured with Distress Inks.
Papers - Magnolia.
Ribbon - American Crafts.
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts.
Dies - Ornament Border, Frosty Border and Crystal Snowflake - all Memory Box.
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards.
Other - Gems and Lace from stash, Whitewash Coredinations.

This is another image that I coloured in last year and didn't get around to making into a card, so again - don't look too closely at my colouring!! I'm also going to enter my card into the following challenges:
 OK - I think that's about it! Hope ya like it and don't forget to join in over at Sunday Sketch and Stamp - we've got a DT call going on over there too if anyone's interested! Bye for now............xx

Friday, 2 November 2012

Tilda with Peanut - Friday Sketch Challenge reminder!

Hi Everyone. Did you all have a fun Halloween? We really don't celebrate it here like those of you in the US, but it does seem to be growing in popularity. And for those of you whose children have been off school this week, I hope you've been able to keep the kids entertained!! I was very lucky because my mum took Sam down to the coast to see her sister from Saturday to Tuesday, which gave us all a bit of a break - and gave me the chance to get some sorting out of my crafty stash and of course, some crafting done!!
Anyway, back to the reason for my post!! You might have noticed from the post title that today is the day for the reminder post to appear over at the Friday Sketch Challenge, which means you've got another week to join in. It also means I've got some very exciting news to share......I'm on the DT over there! And so, here's my first DT card:
Image - Magnolia Tilda with Peanut watercoloured with Distress Inks.
Papers - Magnolia 'Turning Leaves' collection.
Sentiment - Whimsy stamps.
Metal Corner - Wild Orchid Crafts painted with Picket Fence Crackle Paint.
Dies - MFT Die-namics 'Upsy Daisy', 'Prima Donna Petals', Whimsy Stamps 'Postage Stamp' die and Memory Box 'Dragonfly'.
Other - Orange card from DCWV, Bazzill Basics Kraft card, Gems from stash and Imaginisce Distressing Tool to distress all the edges of the orange card.

So - what do you think of my Distress Ink watercoloring? I've been practicing - alot! So, I really hope you can see an improvement?!? I love this image of Tilda with her little rat - something you might not know about me is that I used to keep rats. At one point, we had 7 of them - mostly named after Buffy characters LOL!
I'm also going to enter my card into the first challenge over at the Marvellous Magnolia Challenge blog (Anything Goes) and into Midweek Magnolia Challenge #35 - Anything Goes.
Right, I think that's it from me. I really hope you like my card. Thanks for popping by...........hugs xxxx
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