Wednesday, 31 December 2008
Update - Tasha has now added a set of 12 Copic Sketch Markers to the £50 Glitterpot voucher as the main prize!!!
Tuesday, 30 December 2008
I really hope that they haven't got it wrong...although I do have time to make a baby girl card, should I need to!
Monday, 29 December 2008
There's another fab sketch for this week's Papertake Weekly challenge, which I've used to make a birthday card - I need to build up my stocks again after giving loads of cards away recently. I've used a Penny Black image (from 'Critter Party'), papers by Papermania ('Sweet Nothings'), 'Spots and Dots' embossing folder, spotty ribbon from Hobbycraft, and a sentiment stamp by Hero Arts (from the 'Cupcakes' clear set).
Sunday, 28 December 2008
The second card uses one of my favourite Penny Black images ('Gifts for You') on which I've decoupaged the daisy head (I used my fab new Doodlebug craft knife to cut around it rather than scissors...but I think I need to practice a little more , before I try anything more intricate!). The background papers are from the 'Two Scoops' paper pad by Basic Grey, and I've embossed one of them with another of my new embossing folders ('Textile').
I hope that you all had a lovely Christmas...and got some new goodies to play with!
Tuesday, 23 December 2008
The candy closes at mid-night on Tuesday December 30th, and the draw will take place the following day...so pop over to her fabulous blog and leave a comment here before it's too late!
Monday, 22 December 2008
When I saw the brad, I just knew I had to use this stamp (Penny Black 'Xmouse Ornament!'), so I masked off the snowflake part of the stamp and replaced it with the brad. I've decoupaged the little mouse, although you can't see that very well in the photo. The kit was great fun to use - thank you Pauline! The only thing I added (apart from my stamped images) was a couple more flowers (as I had some of the same style, and I thought the one little flower looked a bit lonely!) and a bit of faux-stitching around the layers of paper.
Saturday, 20 December 2008
When I saw that the theme this week is 'Multi Fold', I immediately thought of making a diamond fold card, and although I wasn't going to make any more Christmas cards this year, the shape (which reminds me of a cracker) is perfect for a quick Christmas card. I've used the stamp 'Ice Dance, mounted on shapes cut with my trusty Nesties, and have used paper by DCWV (from last year's Christmas stack), and lettering cut with the 'Olivia' alphabet.
This card was really quick and simple to make...if you haven't tried this fold before, there's a fab tutorial here
As I don't need to send any more Christmas cards this year...this one is for all my blogging friends - Merry Christmas everyone!
Friday, 19 December 2008
They were really simple (although time-consuming!) to make. I started by threading various colour mixes of seed beads on to lengths of Tiger Tail, fastening each end with a crimp bead. I then added various beads (a mixture of glass, semi-precious, fresh water pearls) and charms, by putting them on head pins, and using split rings to connect them to the ends.
Thursday, 18 December 2008
There's a new challenge blog starting in the New Year (on January 5th) called Sketch and Stash where every fortnight, there will be a new sketch to follow, with the additional challenge of using some of our newest stash. The idea being that we no longer hoard our lovely new stuff, only to take it out and lovingly stroke it every now and then, but actually USE it! lol
To celebrate their launch, there's a fab 'Willow with Umbrella' stamp from Whiff of Joy on offer to one lucky blogger. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning it, is to advertise the new challenge blog on your blog, and leave a comment here, before the draw closes at mid-night on January 3rd.
Monday, 15 December 2008
Apologies for the photographs...the artificial light has made some of the colours look a bit strange, but I need to get them in the envelopes tonight! lol
Once again, I've used the same layout as the others in this set, but with different papers, which made them really quick to do...these stamps are such fun!
All you have to do, to be in with a chance of winning this fab candy, is to leave a comment here and put a link to the candy on your blog, before midnight this Saturday (20th December).
Sunday, 14 December 2008
So, as I couldn't wash, or use the internet, I had to craft! Obviously, I couldn't do any of the sketch challenges, as I couldn't go and look at the sketches, but I did remember that the theme for this week's Penny Black Challenge was a 'recipe' - 3 flowers, 2 papers, 1 ribbon. I decided to go 'non-Christmassy' as I've finished all my Christmas cards, and have used 'Rainin' Daisies' as my main image. The papers are by Sandylion, and the flowers are from Poppicrafts.
The water finally came back on at 2pm....2pm!!!!!! But before it did, I'd managed to finish off some beaded gifts for some special crafting buddies (I'll upload the photo when they've received them, as I don't want to spoil the surprise), and make some more bits for my other calendars...but I've still got more to do...and I need to write my Christmas cards too!!!!
Now I have my internet connection back, I might just have to do a little blog-hopping first...
Sunday, 7 December 2008
I bought the blank calendars back in the summer from The Paper Mill Shop, and have been making 'bits' for them most weekends since then...I've nearly finished the others, but won't put those on my blog, as they're very similar to this one. All of the images I've used are by Penny Black, and I've kept the layouts very simple (I had a LOT to do!). The papers are a mixture of different brands...DCWV, Dovecraft, Papermania, Daisy D's, Sandylion, Basic Grey and K&Co...and I've used an assortment of various brads, ribbons, gems and flowers here and there, but I won't bore you with the details, as this post is long enough as it is! lol