Saturday, 28 February 2009

Lilli of the Valley challenge #20 DT call

What a fantastic sketch to follow this week over at the Lilli of the Valley challenge, they are also looking DT members, I just had to have a go. I should really of used one of my many Lilli stamps but my Gorjuss girls arrived this week and I could not wait to ink one of them up, they stamp perfectly and are lovely to colour......i am captivated by them, can't wait to see the second set.

Card Ingredients:

Stamp - Gorjuss girl (stamped onto SU Whisper white cardstock in Tuxedo black memento ink

  • Sentiment - Pink petticoat download

  • Paper - Basic Grey Infuse (available here)

  • Cardstock - from my stash (pick n mix from the paper mill)

  • Colouring medium - Letraset promarkers

  • Embelishments - button brads & flowers from my stash

Thank you for looking & please feel free to leave a comment.

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Blog candy alert

Pop over to Marlene's blog to say hi, she has some fantastic blog candy on offer. She is spreading some cheer as her poor mum has fallen and broken her ankle in 3 places & her friend Tracy from Funky Kits has also had a fall & broken her ankle too. Hope both of them make a speedy recovery!!! If you have never visited Marlene's blog before, take a look around, she is one very talented lady.

Thursday, 19 February 2009

One Stop Craft Challenge # 16

This card is for this weeks One Stop Craft challenge sketch and I really enjoyed working with it. The Pollycraft stamp is new, it came yesterday & I could not wait to use it....she is just gorgeous!!!

I used the following materials to make the card:

  • Stamp - Pollycraft Sherbet Heartstrings
  • Sentiment - Pollycraft Sharing sherbet - sherbet words
  • Papers - Basic Grey Euphoria
  • Colouring medium - Letraset Promarkers (Thank you to everyone who answered my question about these pens bleeding on the paper and smudging the ink. I have tried Stampin Up whisper white cardstock & black memento Ink as recommended and I am thrilled with the bleeding and no smudging at all, thanks again.
  • Accesories - Ribbon, brads & prima flowers

Thank you for looking, please feel free to leave a comment


Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Friday sketchers #39

This card was created for this weeks Friday sketchers challenge, in stages where i could grab a bit of crafty time............this week is a hectic one & i have only just got back from spending a few hours in A & E with my son who cut his head open falling over ice skating........boys eh!!! You may notice my image is not as central as it should be but I had a sticky tape drama and my checked panels ended up to far over!!!!!!!

I used the following materials to make this card:

  • Image - Sarah Kay Rose's garden (available here)
  • Sentiment - Pink Petticoat - Tiny tags download
  • Paper - Laura Ashley Love Song 6x6 paper pack
  • Embelishements - flowers from stash & metal spacers for floer centres (available here)
  • Colouring medium - Tim Holtz distress Inks & Lyra aquacolours

Thanks for looking and feel free to leave a comment, I love reading them.



Sunday, 15 February 2009

Kreativ blog award (my first ever award)

I am sooooooooo excited,

I have been given a Kreativ blog award for my Magnolia cards from the very talented Alex, it has pride of place on the sidebar of my blog very near the top as I am very proud of it. I now have to choose 7 people to pass this award on there are too many to choose from & many of the blogs i get inspiration from already carry this award.......can i award it them again - think i might have to??? I need to have a think about this one and i will update these posts as inspiration strikes.

Saturday, 14 February 2009

Birthday flowers

Another card created for a triple challenge, not one of my best I have to say..........I seem to have lost my creative mojo this week!!!

The sketch is for sketch & stash challenge #13 and in addition you have to use new or neglected stash, for which i have used 2 stamps i have never used before. The colour scheme is following the colour create challenge 'peach & aqua', I really struggled with this one & finally the secret Crafter challenge is to create a card with a spring theme........hope this one passes.

I created this card with the following materials:

  • Stamps - Sarah Kay -spring blossoms & Hero arts birthday stamp from birthday pack
  • Cardstock - Coredinations
  • Accesories - brads, ribbon, stickles glitter glue
  • Colouring medium - Tim Holtz distress inks & Lyra aquacolours
  • Equipment - cuttlebug & oval nesties, cricut & Accent essentials cartridge for flourish

Thank you for looking & please feel free to leave a comment

crafty hugs


Thursday, 12 February 2009

Magnolia vs Stampavie #13

This card took me ages to come up with, I have had a horrid cold all week and have been struggling to come up with ideas. It is for the Magnolia vs Stampavie challenge this week which is a fab sketch, I changed the square to an oval as my imaged looked better in an oval!!!!

I used the following materials to create this card:

  • Image - Magnolia large mushroom & sitting Alf stamps
  • Sentiment - Birthday stamp from Hero Arts b'day collection
  • Papers - Basic grey
  • Colouring medium - Tim Holz Distress Inks & Lyra aquacolours
  • Punch - Fiskars threading water punch
  • Ribbon - Stampin up - certainly celery
  • Accessories - Bling from my stash
Thank you for looking, please feel free to leave a comment.

Crafty hugs


Monday, 9 February 2009

Baby Boom

At work its a baby boom.............another little cherub is due on Friday........hope its a boy as I have this card all ready to go. Inspired by the recycling theme at
Secret Crafter I decided to create my own chipboard letters from the back of an A4 note pad........time consuming but I am pleased with the result. The card is a little basic but I felt anymore detail would clutter the card.

I used the following materials:

Back of a notepad for the homemade chipboard
Blue gingham paper was a free download but I cannot remember where from
Blue & white cardstock
Brads from my stash
Black pen for faux stitching

Thank you for looking & feel free to leave a comment

Crafty Hugs


Sunday, 8 February 2009

Be mine!!!!!

Sorry about the poor piccie it was dark when I took this photo......the lovely vibrant papers I used look dull on this photo.

This card was created for 2 challenges, Crafts for Eternity have provided a lovely sketch to follow & the One stop craft challenge was to incorporate circles/spots into the card.

I used the following material to create this card:

  • Magnolia Pink Tilda with heart stamp available here
  • Sentiment from Pink Petticoat Tiny tags
  • Papers - Daisy Bucket love you collection, Love notes & True love
  • Cricut & Doodlecharms cartridge for heart border
  • Cuttlebug & nestie circle, scallop & heart dies
  • Letraset promarkers
  • Bling from my stash

Thank you for looking, feel free to comment.

Crafty hugs


Saturday, 7 February 2009

2 in 1 challenge!!

Two challenges in 1 this time, I used the sketch from Crafts for Eternity & the challenge over at Lilli of the Valley was to create a card for a man using one of their products, I don't have many Lilli stamps suitable for men.......this is the closest.
I created this card using the following:
  • Lilli of the valley stamp
  • Sentiment from Hero arts sentiment collection
  • Cricut & Accent Essential cartridge to cut the stars
  • Letraset promarkers to colour
  • Brads from my stash

Thank you for looking, please feel free to leave a comment

Crafty Hugs


Snow doggy like Kev doggy

Just wanted to share this piccie of 1 of my 3 dogs Kevin out in the snow cute is he!!!!! Don't be fooled by those Teddy bear looks however as this dog is a menace.....must be the terrier in him with all my heart though.

Valentine Tilda

Please help me .......I had a nightmare colouring in my Tilda for this card, I never had the right watercolours or distress inks so I had to dig out my Letraset Promarkers. Can anyone tell me the best ink to use with these things as both Stazon & versafine smudge even when left over night (you would not believe how many Tilda's got binned last night for smudging or bleeding outside of the lines). I am also looking for a good tutorial for these pens as they all seem to be created around copics - any tips would be fab!!

Anyway, this card was created for 3 challenges, possibly 4, the sketch to follow was from Raspberry Ribbons, the theme over at Caardvarks was hearts & I stumbled across Bitten by the Bug - use the heart from the Cricut Doodlecharms cartridge on your card.....I hardly use my cricut so I thought I would have a go. Finally I am not sure if the card qualifies for the Arty Girlz challenge which was use red & white (I have green & flesh colors too) but I will enter it anyway!!!
I am not that pleased with this card.....i feel it needs a sentiment but could not get one to look right so i left it off......that space above the hearts just looks a bit bare!!!
I created this card using the following:
  • Pink Tilda with Rose stamp (I know I used it on the card before but i love it)
  • Cricut & Doodlecharms cartridge to cut the hearts
  • Lovely butterfly & white ribbon from Rainbows & Ribbons (oodles of lush ribbon)
  • Letraset Promarkers
  • Cuttlebug & nestie dies to cut the rectangle Tilda is in
  • Papermania red adhesive gems
  • Stampin up corner ticket punch (only available in U.S at the moment)
Thank you for looking & please feel free to leave a comment.
Crafty hugs Sarah

Thursday, 5 February 2009

Triple challenge

Yippee more snow last night, schools are closed again...........another day of crafting to be had.......and a tiny bit of housework!!!
Today I have managed to create a card to satisfy 3 challenges. The designers over at Friday Sketchers have put together a nice simple sketch to follow, the first ever challenge over at Colour create is to create a card using pink, green & brown (ok I got a bit of cream in it to but i checked & so have some of the designers), and finally the Cute card Thursday designers have set the challenge 'Metallica'.......use metal on your card.....I have used brads & a metal heart frame to satisfy that one.
I created the card using the following materials:
  • Paper: Cream & brown cardstock from my stash & Laura Ashley Contemporary papers from 6x6 paper pack
  • Stamp: Magnolia Pink Tilda with rose
  • Sentiment - Pink Petticoat download Tiny tags
  • Brown & lace ribbon (from my local craft shop Rainbows)
  • Tim Holtz distress inks & Lyra aquacolours to paint Tilda
  • Cricut Expression & Plantin schoolbook cartridge to cut the ovals
  • Doodlebug brown brads & prima flowers
  • Making memories tag maker & heart tag

Hope you like my card, please feel free to leave a comment - it makes my day. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Crafty hugs


Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Spoon full of sugar challenge #37

We still have a blanket of snow on the ground & everything here has ground to a halt!!!! No schools are open in our area so I had to take the day off............mmmmmm crafting opportunity in the way of a spoon full of sugar challenge .

For this challenge you have to follow a lovely sketch & I have really enjoyed this one and will be using this sketch again for sure.

For my card I used the following:

  • Paper is K&Company from a 6x6 pad called Classic McKenna

  • Stamp is a Sarah Kay

  • Sentiment is a pink petticoat download

  • Tulle

  • I coloured the image with Lyra Aquacolours & distress inks

  • The heart was cut with my nestie dies in my trusty cuttlebug

Thank you for visiting my blog & feel free to leave a comment as it makes my day!!!

Crafty Hugs


Monday, 2 February 2009

Basic Grey challenge #20 - Follow the sketch

I am so pleased with myself as I have entered another challenge.......only my second.........think I have been bitten by the challenge bug!!!!

This one is Follow the sketch over at Basic Grey , you create a card based on the lovely sketch provided as long as you use at least one basic grey item. I changed the position of the sentiment as it said that this was optional........hope you are allowed to do that!!!

  • I have used the non patterned side of a Basic Grey paper called Jolly from the Figgy Pudding collection, the other 2 papers i used are from the Black Market paper society called Lucky in Love.

  • Stamp - Tilda wearing floral head wreath

  • Sentiment - from Hero Arts Birthday set

  • Tilda was coloured with Lyra Aquacolours & distress inks

  • Photo corners cut with a sizzix die using my cuttlebug

Thank you for visiting

Sunday, 1 February 2009

Check out the lovely blog candy available on Sharon's blog, all you need to do is leave a message........go on what you waiting for!!!

Secret Crafter & One stop craft challenge

Yay, I'm an auntie again..........last night my sister in Law had a bouncing baby boy 'Daniel William'............a great excuse to lock myself away in my craft room & make a baby card!!!! I thought i could kill three birds with one stone as the challenge over at Secret crafter is a zoo theme & the one stop craft challenge is to create a project using bows or buttons.......i opted for bows!!!
For the Zoo bit, I had an unused sizzix giraffe die screaming to be used for the first time (I have only had it about 6 months).......criminal I know but the story of most of my crafty bits i'm afraid, although I intend to change that by taking part in as many challenges as I can......these being the first!!!!

The paper I used for this card is from the Forever Friends Hugs & cuddles paper pack & the sentiment is from a DCWV baby scrapbook in a stack.