Wednesday, 31 December 2008
Saturday, 27 December 2008
Sunday, 21 December 2008
Thursday, 18 December 2008
Monday, 15 December 2008
Tuesday, 9 December 2008
Sunday, 7 December 2008
Friday, 5 December 2008
Anyway, Santa and his tree were coloured with prismacolour pencils and highlighted with stickles. The background is done with twinkling H2O's.
The challenge this week on the High Hope's blog was 'metal madness'. I don't think I went 'mad' with the metal , but I've incuded some metal brads and a metal photo turn on the the sentiment.
The papers are K&Co. Buttons are from my stash.
I think that is it for today...
Off to chill after a busy morning running a Mum's and Tot's group...
Have a great weekend everyone. Hope you get time to do some inking up!
Thursday, 4 December 2008
She is coloured with prismacolor pencils and highlighted with white ink pen. Don't look too closely, I think I went a bit mad with the highlights! I cut her out and pop her onto my new nestie labels. The DP is from Cherry Arte 'Morocco' collection. The ribbon is from SU and the sentiment is stickers from Doodlebug.
Hope you are all having a warm day and not blasted by these artic winds and blizzards we have been forecast!
love Judy x
Wednesday, 3 December 2008
I've even managed to decorate the insides of the cards! I couldn't fit the whole greeting on the front and I'm really pleased to give them a card with both inside and outside decorated. The cupcake stamp is also from Hero Arts and I used a quickutz die to cut the photocorners.
Right, back on to the Christmas cards today! Anyone else out there got more snow today?? Wow, what a winter we aer having up here..so crisp and cold and snowy! Beautiful!
Monday, 1 December 2008
For the embellishments I used ribbon from Rasperry Ribbons, holly from Making Memories and brads from Doodlebug! The sentiment is made with my Around the Block tape writer..great fun :)
Hope you have all had a good weekend..we have had no hot water. It will hopefully be fixed today. How much we rely on these things!
Have a great day,
Friday, 28 November 2008
I made this card with 'Teenage Lizzie' and have coloured her with prismacolour pencils and blended with mineral spirits. The highlights have been added with a white ink pen. The sentiment is also from Whiff of Joy.
The DP is from MME. The paper is from the Christmas collection, but I used paper that did not just limit it to a Christmas card. I thought Lizzie would make a great teenage girls Birthday card.
The cardstock is from American Crafts. The brads are sparkly ones from my stash and the flowers are from my big box!!
Hope you are all looking forward to the weekend and enjoy the sunshine if you have it today!
Thanks for looking,
Wednesday, 26 November 2008
Wow! Have things been busy round our place or what??? We've had family staying and sick kiddies. Glad to say the kiddies are on the mend and sadly Granny went home today. She is one hot ironer (is that a word?). Get it??
So, onto the card! I decided to make a card for the Basic Grey DT call. This is attempt No.2. No.1 is in the bin..no mojo last night.Today, it felt like it was flowing a bit better!
I have stamped Tilda with the fancy coat (can't spell its name...declaralia??) and then masked her to stamp the winter fence. She is coloured with distress inks and some stickles for the snow and her wings. The ticket sentiment is stamped onto Kraft cardstock in brown ink and then the edges were distressed.
The papers are BG 'Wassail' and I have inked and distressed the edges. I have embossed a piece of coredinations cardstock and then sanded it to highlight the flourishes. The ribbon is from my Rasperry Ribbon kit and the brads are from my stash.
Hope you are all well and thanks for looking!
Tuesday, 25 November 2008
Pick 5 bloggers that you consider as your best blogging buddies and deserves this award for their contribution towards the blogging community, no matter what language.State the name of the author of each blog as well as a link to each one’s blogs.Each blogger (upon acceptance) of this award should do a post and show the award on their blog and put the name and link to the blog that has given her/him the award.Link to DOING LIFE’s blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.Show these rules.
Thisis a hard one to pick and I wish I could pick more than 5! So I have tried to limit it to just 5!
For this award I pick :
Gill, Chris, Gayle, Murmur, Tara G
Thank you ladies for visiting so often and your lovely comments and making me feel I now have friends in so many parts if this country and abroad!
Monday, 24 November 2008
Hope you all had a fine weekend! Mine has been very snowy and fun but also hectic as my youngest son has been in and out the A & E with croup! We are used to it by now. He gets it every winter without fail and we know the drill of what to do. Nevertheless it has been a weekend of interrupted sleep!
Well, if I am quick I can enter this card into 2 challenges, A Spoon Full of Sugar and Basic Grey. The Challenge on A Spoon Full of Sugar was to create a card with blossoms! So, I've used some flowery paper and a flower in the image and some blossoms as embellishments!
For Basic Grey the challenge was to use embossing. I decided to use my swiss dots embossing folder on coredinations paper and sanded it down so the dots really stand out!
The image is from Sugar Nellie and was kindly sent to me by Gayle on an image swap! Check her blog out..so much fun and great cards too! I've coloured her with prismacolour pencils and highlighted with a white ink pen. I'm really enjoying this way of colouring at the moment.
The Dp i have used is from basic Grey and is the 'Blush' collection. The sentiment stamp is from hero arts and the dew drops are from Stamping Bella!
This is a birthday card for one of my friends. Is anyone else like me and has loads and loads of birthdays in November??? And I really need to be getting on with Christmas cards!! Arghhhhhhh!
I have received some lovely awards from some very dear and generous friends. I will be back later to put them up.
Friday, 21 November 2008
Thank you for looking and hope you all have a fabulous weekend. I might even get the chance to show you a piccie of a real snowman...we have half of one built in our garden. Then it go too dark and cold to finish. Maybe more snow tomorrow!
Thursday, 20 November 2008
So, as you might have guessed this card is for the Magnolia vs Stampavie challenge. Poor Edwin had been sitting in my box uninked and I thought 'poor boy', always left to last! So, to cheer him up I inked him up in a dapper shade of purple!
Edwin has been coloured with distress inks and has been chalked around the edges with a dark blue and some yellow. The sentiment is from Woodware and the swirl is from an October Afternoon collection.The card stock is all from Sarah's Cards and is American Crafts.
The tag is from 7 gypsies. The ribbon, gems and buttons are from my stash!
Thank you for looking and have a great evening,
Wednesday, 19 November 2008
Tuesday, 18 November 2008
I have tried a technique on this card I have never used before..paper piercing! I like the effect. easy peasy too. I always thought it was quite complicated!
I stamped the Forever Friends image and coloured with promarkers and then paper pireced the blanket he is being carried in to match the DP on the card. The DP is from the Spring matt stack from DCWV. The ribbon is from Rasperry Ribbons and the sentiment is from SU. the buttons and dew drops are from my stash. The charm is from Ebay.
I hope my friend's Mum likes the card! Off to hand deliver it today. Does anyone else have trouble when they ask how much do I owe you? I really have no idea what to charge for a card! Any suggestions most welcome!
Have a great day,
Sunday, 16 November 2008
Friday, 14 November 2008
Thursday, 13 November 2008
Wednesday, 12 November 2008
The stamp is from SU! and it is coloured with distess inks (broken china, frayed burlap, peeled paint). there are some silver highlights but the camera hasn't really picked them up. The DP is from MME. I stuck the sentiments in the side of the image like a wee pocket. The sentiments are die cuts from the MME paper collection. The pom pom ribbon is fom Rasperry Ribbons and the dew drops and brads are from my stash.
Lots to go and do today...much, much housework!
Thanks for taking the time to look and any comments are welcome,
Monday, 10 November 2008
Thank you Debbie once again!
Sunday, 9 November 2008
Thursday, 6 November 2008
Not everyone at Christmas loves 'cute' as one man at my craft fair told me. He said my cards were all too girly! Anyway for all those on my Christmas card list that don't do 'girly' I made these cards last night!
Wednesday, 5 November 2008
Tuesday, 4 November 2008
Monday, 3 November 2008
Anyway, so today is just a card..no sketches, no challenges..just one I put together. This new Tilda is from the Christmas 2008 collection. I coloured her with Coloursoft pencils and blended with Sansador. The papers are from MME. The flowers are punched with my retro flower punches and the centre is a silver rose bead. The sentiment is from Woodware.
Thursday, 30 October 2008
Tuesday, 28 October 2008
Monday, 27 October 2008
Saturday, 25 October 2008
Well, here are my troops in from the park, better run...
Have a great weekend,