Monday, August 30, 2010

Totally Papercrafts ,,,,,,, Charming !!

Oohh it looks like rain here today !! the clouds are looming !! this will be the first rain for MONTHS and it is usually full of dust and makes a right mess of the windows !! The plants need it tho ,,, they're all desperate and I dare say all the little mice, bunnies and rats in the fields are parched ! they will be happy ,,, :-)

Anyway ,,, moving on to the new theme over on the Totally Papercrafts Challenge, this week it is Joanne's turn to choose and she chose

'CHARMING' ,,,, pretty easy ,,, use a charm on your project :-)

We are being sponsored by Elizabeth at Soft Pencil and she will be giving one lucky entrant a $10 spree to spend in her store :-)

For my card I followed Dawny's fab sketch on the Anyone for Anya Challenge I really wanted to use my new 'Monday' stamp that was one of the items I chose when I won Pops candy recently :-) thanks Pops x x :-)
I coloured her with copics and inked around the edges with Black Soot Distress ink. the papers are Basic Grey
tho I am not sure which pad cos the front fell off ,,, so if anyone can tell me I would appreciate it :-) the flowers are Prima and I also used a Prima Say It in Pearls center ,,, love these !! The charm was in my charm drawer and the fabric ribbon is from Papermania :-)


Anyone for Anya ,,,,,,, Sketch
Basic Grey ,,,,, fabric ( I used a fabric ribbn)
ABC Challenge ,,,, C for Charms
Quixotic,,, Black/White + 1 colour
Cute Card Thursday ,,,,, Material Girl ,, I thought the image was good and I have used a fabric ribbon.
Stampin B's ,,,,, Use a Charm
Fab n Funky ,,,,, Living in a Material world ,,, use fabric ,, I used fabric ribbon :-)
Let's Ink it Up ,,,,, yellow + no digi's oops , missed the deadline

The DT have made some charming cards for you to see ,, so hop on over to the TPC to see them :-) Don't forget to check out the candy at the top of my blog before you leave tho :-)

Simon Says ,,,,, Lace and Pearls

Thanks so much for all your entries into the Paper Piecing Challenge and thanks for all your lovely comments too :-)

This week we would like to see

PEARLS AND LACE on your creations :-)

If you don't have pearl gems you can use pearly buttons, pearl glimmer mist, liquid pearls, perfect pearls,,, pearlescent card ,,, lots of possibilities and the lace can be paper lace, lacey design paper, lacey border punch ,,, not necessarily fabric lace.

The DT and our lovely GD Jackie have all used Magnolia products this week ,,, well , as the theme is Lace and Pearls I think Tilda is in the limelight ,,, I doubt we will be seeing very much of poor Edwin this week !! :-) If you have any Magnolia images we would love to see them but you can use whatever you like on your creations.

As always our lovely Boss Heidi is sponsoring this challenge with a $25 trolley dash around her Simon Says Stamp Superstore ,,,, and she will pay the postage costs too :-)

pssst ,, have you seen the new Lili of the Vally stamps and Unmounted House Mouse stamps in store ,, as well as loads of new Whiff of Joy and Penny Black stamps too ,,,, lorry loads of new goodies arriving daily from hundreds of different crafty companies !!! :-)

For my card I followed the fab sketch on the Sketch Saturday Challenge I used my new Magnolia Wish Tilda stamp, did you notice she has her shoes on the wrong feet ?? :-) I coloured her with copics and added star dust stickles and copic glitter pen for sparkle. The papers are Magnolia too, I think from the Yummy Tummy collection ,, I do have the fairytale ones too ,, so why didn't I use them !!! cos I forgot I had them !! Anyway ,, I think these are lovely too :-) I used Lilac card and lilac coredinations too, all the papers were inked with Vintage Photo distress ink. The Pearls are Prima Say it In Pearls and have these gorgeous little roses with them :-)

The lace I have had for ages in my drawer , I did try to use a more fancy lace but I must admit lace is not my fave and I find it difficult to use ,,it always looks 'wrong' on my cards and gorgeous on everyone elses !! :-) The flower was a mix of Prima and others from my drawers too ,, sprayed with Pearl Glimmer Mist and star dust stickled :-0

Challenges :

Sketch Saturday ,,,,,, Sketch
Totally Tilda ,,,,, Lilac and Lace
Penny's Paper Crafty ,,, Happy Birthday
Fairy Fun Friday ,,,,, Pearls and Lace

Our lovely GD Jackie and the DT have made some AMAZING cards for your insopiration this week so head on over to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge to see them :-)

Papertake Weekly ,,,,, Just the One

Good Morning all :-) time for a new theme over on the Papertake Weekly Challenge This week Dawny has chosen,,


one colour,one designer paper,one whatever you like:-)

We are sponsored by Simon Says Stamp so a $25 trolley dash around the store for one lucky entrant !! :-)

For my card I went with Robbie William's She's the One which you can hear here if you like :-)
I used my Lovely Confetti HM stamp, coloured with copics and dollops of star dust stickles here and there :-) I used one sheet of Basic Grey paper from the Two Scoops paper pad, some beige coredinations and I embossed a little ivory stardream card with a Tim Holtz swirl embossing folder. I added one type of ribbon ( OK I cut it into 2 bits !! ), 1 gem and 1 flower :-)

Challenges :

Crafty Cardmakers ,,,, Glitter and Sparkle
Aly's Sunday Challenge ,,,,,, Pretty in Pink
One Stitch at a Time ,,, Girly or Girly Colour scheme
Stamptacular Sunday ,,,,,, Pretty in Pink
Christmas Stampin'all year long ,,,,, Not a christmas card

The DT have made some gorgeous cards for your inspiration so pop on over to the PTW to see them :-)
Don't forget to check out my Simon Says Stamp sponsored candy at the top of my blog ,, it is a special one this time so don't miss it !!! :-)

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge ,,,, Make a SPLASH :-)

SPLISH SPLASH I WAS TAKING A BATH,,,,all about a Saturday night ,,, you can hear it here if ya like :-)

It is Lori's turn to set the theme for the next fortnight on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge >>>

Anything water goes! Image with water, watercoloring, watermark stamping, etc.

We are being sponsored by Paper Cupcakes and one lucky entrant will have a choice of 2 fab digi images :-)

I chose this very cute Bathing Babies HM stamp. I coloured the image with copics and used Rock candy,star dust stickles and Robins Nest dew drops for sparkle. The papers are Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby GORGEOUS papers :-)All of these items are from Simon Stamp Stamp Store :-) the ribbons and flowers were in my drawers :-)

The DT have made some fantastic, gorgeousss cards for you to see so pop over to the HM&F Monday Challenge to see them, also Mary has done a fab job with thr blog post ,,, the animations are very funny :-)

Challenges :

Cute Card Thursday ,, Dieing for a Punch (No Die Cuts/Punches)
Die Cut Dreams ,,,,,, Soft shades of Vintage ( I think this image is vintage I think the bath certainly is and who uses soap these days !!:-))

pssst ,, I have HM stamps as my Simon Says Stamp sponsored candy,,, a REALLY special one at the mo' ,, you wouldn't want to miss it !!! have a peek at the top of my blog :-)

Sketch and Stash ,, Sue's Sketch :-)

Before moving on to the next Sketch and Stash Challenge I would just like to say a sad farewell to Becky and Lisa who have both decided to step down from the team. Becky was the first person to give me a GD post and I was thrilled to bits :-) I am sure we will all keep in touch tho and I will continue to stalk your blogs :-)

On a brighter note we have 3 new DT girls joiining us from the next challenge ,, so a BIG welcome to Jackie, Sonia and Nicola Welcome to the team girls :-)

We are being sponsored by Meljen Designs and the lucky winner will have the choice of 4 digi images :-) You have until Sun 12th September (8pm UK time) to join in. The DT were given a choice of images to use so thanks Melissa :-)

I used a Meljen image that my friend Emma bought me for my b'day and this is the first time I am using it :-) This one is called She Loves Animals and is on sale at the mo' 25% off :-)The papers are OLD !! I think these were some of the very first papers I bought when I started cardmaking almost 4 years ago and I think they are Craft Creations. The flowers and button were in my drawer and the sentiment is from a Simon Says Stamp sentiment set :-)

The DT have made some gorgeous cards for you to see ,, including the last DT one from Lisa :-( so please pop over to the challenge blog to see them :-)


The Paper Players ,,,, Anything Goes
Alice in Wonderland ,,,, Little Girl Theme
Bee Crafty ,,,, Digi + Anything Goes
Gingersnap Creations ,,,, Red/Black
My Time to Craft ,,,,, handbags (do medical bags count?) :-)
Cupcake Crafts ,,,,, Lets get Digital

Don't forget to check the candy post at the top of my blog :-)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Crafty Emma's Store Challenge :-)

My lovely friend Emma and her team have just started a new Crafty Emma Store Challenge and their 1st theme is ,, ANYTHING GOES' YAY a nice easy one :-)
Emma is sponsoring the challenge too with a gorgeous 12X12 MME paper pack from her new online store :-)

I used my new LOTV Bunny stamp, coloured with copics and blobs of star dust stickles here and there :-) The papers are Papermania and Craft Creations with some dotty vellum thrown in. I made the balloons on my cricut and added crystal art glitter to them all. The sentiment is from a Simon Says Stamp sentiment set and the card candy is from the ally pally :-)

Challenges :

Crafty Emma Store Challenge Anything Goes
Lili of the Valley ,,,, Circles and Dots
Stamp With Fun ,,,, Card for a Girl
Wild Orchid Crafts ,,,,Make it Sparkle :-)

Thanks for looking :-) I appreciate your comments so please leave me one :-)

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Winner of the Unmounted House Mouse Candy :-)

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2010-09-01 11:20:09 UTC

the lucky girl this time is Victoria Angeldrummer :-)

Congratulations :-)Please email me Vicky with your choice and snail mail addy :-)

I will be back soon with another candy for you ,,, if you haven't been lucky so far ,, keep trying !! :-)

Friday, August 27, 2010

Totally Papercrafts ,,,, Keep it Clean and Simple

It is the lovely Anne's turn this week to choose the theme on the Totally Papercrafts Challenge this week and she chose


We are sponsored by Heidi at Simon Says Stamp and Anne chose a lovely hero Arts Christmas stamp as the prize this week ,,, I wish I could enter !!! :-)

This started life as a small 3X3 card so that I could enter the Allsorts Challenge this week too ,,, and it just went from there ! I ended up making this stationary set which has 4 3x3 cards, 4 1/2x 41/2 cards and 4 gift tags.
My buddy Heather AKA Rica's Haven made one last week and she inspired me to make this :-) You can find the instructions on Jackie Topa's blog
I used a Hero Arts Scroll Tree and Tiny Owl stamps for the cards and a Hero Arts leaf stamp for the tags. I stamped all the images with pigment ink and embossed with black sparkle EP. The papers are Doodlebug and the flowers on the lid are from Prima

a close up of the 3x3cards and tags ,,, isn't that owl CUTE !! He is a Snowy Owl ,, obviously :-)


Allsorts ,,, 3x3 cards or smaller
Stampin Royals ,,,,,, Monochromatic Neutrals
Wild Flower Patch,,,, Black and White
Aly's Sunday Sketch ,,,,, Get Dotty
Stamptacular Sunday ,,,, Two is Better than One ,, use more than one stamped image ( tree and owl)
One Stop Craft ,,,,, Not a Card

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Simon Says Back to School on the PCP :-)

I am sure you muat all know by now ,, BUT Simon Says Stamp have a monthly challenge over on the Simon Says Stamp Papercraft Planet site. This month the theme is 'BACK TO SCHOOL' and we really do need you to play along ,,, otherwise we feel like Billy no mates !! LOL :-)

I decided to make Amy a Maths notebook ,, will she use it ??? Hmmm :-) Actually in her end of 1st year A level exam she got 93% !! knock me over with a feather !!
Anyway ,, back to the important things in life ,,, lol.
I use my very cute HM Taking Notes image, coloured with Copics and the edges were inked with Pumice stone distress ink. The paper is TH Vintage Shabby ( LOVE these !!) and the blackboard I made all by myself ,, even the answers ,, no help !! :-) The 'Maths' was stamped using a Hero Arts Mixed letters stamp set, which I don't think they make anymore ,,, which is a shame cos they are fab !

Thanks for looking and PLEASE join in !! You have until Sept 5th and there is a FANTASTIC prize on offer ,,, I would LOVE to win it , but if its not me then hope it's one of my lovely followers :-)


Shirley's 2 Girls,,, Back to School

Little Red Wagon ,,, Back to School

Paper Pretties ,,,, Back to School

One Stop Craft ,,,, Not a Card

I Did It Creations ,,,, Not a Card

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

ABC Christmas Challenge ,,, 'R' is for ,,,,, RUDOLPH !! who else !! :-)

All together now ,,,,, 1,2,3

Rudolph the red nosed reindeer
had a very shiny nose ,,,,
and if you ever saw it
you would even say it glowed ,,,,,, :-) Now the tune will be stuck in your head all day :-)

It was the lovely Cathy's turn to choose the theme this week and she chose

RUDOLPH ,, with the optional extra of brads :-)

We are sponsored for the next fortnight by the lovely Dulcie from the Wild Rose Studio and she will be giving away 2 Christmas stamps of the winners choice to one lucky entrant ! :-)

the DT were all given this fab Rudolph image and several papers from the Christmas Collection CD

I followed the fab sketch on the Sweet Stop Challenge I coloured the image with copics and added Stickles here and there. I used a nice big dollop of Glossy Accents for his shiny nose :-) The papers I used are also from the CD. I had a lovely bit of red organza ribbon with a gold swirly pattern on it and thought it looked perfect with his antlers ,,, so i went over them with a gold copic pen :-) The poinsettia is from a Tim Holz Prima Flowers collection and I added a brad to the center so that I did the 'optional extra' :-)


Bah Humbug ,,,,,, Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland ,,,, Walking in a Winter wonderland

Stampavie and More ,,,,, Swirls ,, the ribbon and antlers have swirls :-)

Creative Cottage ,,,,, Christmas

Creative Inspirations ,,,, Christmas in August

The DT have made some fabulous creations so hop on over to the challenge blog to see them :-)

Simon Says,,,,,,, Paper Piecing :-)

Thank you so much to everyone who joined in with our "Make a Gift" challenge last week,, you gave me some brilliant ideas for Christmas gifts ,,, if I get around to making them !! :-)

This week our challenge is PAPER PIECING !

This is one of my fave techniques as it is brilliant for those times when you make a right mess of colouring and you can rescue the image by covering it up with paper !! :-)

JACKIE is in the Designer Spotlight again this week so please pop by her blog to say 'Hi' :-)

As always, we are sponsored by the lovely Heidi who is giving the lucky winner a $25 P&P free shopping spree around the Simon Says Stamp Store !

For my card I followed our lovely teamie Domi's fab sketch on the Penny Black Saturday Challenge :-)

I used my new Penny Black Stamp ,,Sweet Thing :-) this is a new release and as soon as I saw her I popped her in my basket ,, isn't she CUTE :-) I coloured her with copics and paper pieced her dress and bow with paper. I also paper pieced the bun case with glittered vellum.I masked the image and sprayed the backround in pale blue with my fabby copic air brush.The papers are Magnolia these are from the Yummy Tummy set :-).
Don't you LOVE those flowers ,,, I made these using my new Nellie Snellen flower punches,,, GORGEOUS !! To make them you need a set of 5 punches, 2 large and 2 medium flowers and the stamen. the flower punches come in a set of 2 , one punches and the other embosses. I used a Martha Stewart punch for the leaves, added the compulsory Star Dust Stickles and a few Robins Nest Dew Drops
the ric rak ribbon and buttons were in my drawer :-) oops almost forgot ,, I added a dollop of glossy accents on the cherry ,,, it looks real !! :-)


Penny Black Saturday Challenge Sketch
Spoonful of Sugar ,,, recipe ,, 3 flowes, 2 buttons, 1 ribbon ( I didn't do the shaker card option ,, sorry x
Create 4 Fun ,,,, Birthday Card
Stamp with Fun ,,,, Card for a Girl
A Crafty Little Place ,,, Food ( I think a cupcake fits ? )
Creative Card Crew ,,,, Sparkle and Shine
KAH Wink E Dink ,,, Birthday Card
Craft Your Days Away ,,,, Wings
Fairy Fun Fridays ,,,, Punch It
Stampin for the Weekend ,,,,, Anything Goes
Paper Play ,,,, Pink to Make the Boys Wink
Fab n Funky ,,,, Flower Power,, oops too late :-/
Penny's Paper Crafty ,,,, Pink/Green
Your Next Stamp ,,,, Bright Bold and Summery Colours

WOW !!! I have NEVER entered so many challenges with one card ,,, but as I have been busy these last few weeks I havent been able to make ANYTHING ,, so am catching up now :)
The DT have made some fabulous creations so hop on over to the challenge blog to see them :-)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Papertake Weekly ,,,,, get ready ,,,,, 3,2,1 ,,,, GO !! :-)

Good Morning all :-) Hope you're all fit and looking forward to another Papertake Weekly Challenge !! :-) This week Dawny has made us a simple recipe

3, 2, 1

3 of one thing ,, 2 of another and 1 of another ,,, the choice is yours :-)

We are sponsored by Digital Delights this week so somr fabulous digi images on offer for one lucky entrant !! :-)

I must admit ,, although the recipe is easy I REALLY struggled with this card !! My Mojo went AWOL !! I have pulled it apart and changed things ,, tore the paper and had to cover all the mistakes with stickles ,,, it almost went in the bin ! I spent far too much time trying to 'fix' it ,, it would have been easier to start again !!

In the end I think it looks just about OK,, just don't get too close lol :-)

I used
3 types of embellies, snowflake, star gems and ribbon
2 designer papers
1 image

For my card I used a lovely new Milton with Sledge image from the Wild Rose Studio I coloured the image with copics and added Polar white flower soft to make his fur trims and fluffy scarf :-) The papers are from a Kars Christmas Collection pad and I also used white/blue coredinations. The snowflake was made using a Spellbinders die. I used LOADS of my fave Star dust stickles ,,, covers a multitude of sins !!! phew !! :-)


Crazy Challenge ,,,,, Christmas cards

Stampavie and More ,,,, Christmas in Summer

Christmas Cards all Year Round ,,,,,, Snowflakes

Bah Humbug ,,,,, Winter Wonderland

the DT have made some fabulous cards for you to see ,, so hop on over to the PTW Challenge blog to see them :-)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Totally Papercrafts ,,,, Summer Fun :-)

Good Morning all, hope you're all OK and looking forward to a nice weekend of crafting :-)
We have a brand new theme starting today on the Totally Papercrafts Challenge and this week it is Mel's turn to choose the theme and it's a nice easy one :-)

" S U M M E R F U N "

You can interpret the theme however you wish, be it summery colours, images, holiday pics - anything so long as its summery.

Squigglefly are sponsoring this challenge and will be giving one lucky entrant a choice of 3 digi images from their store :-)

For my card I followed the fab sketch on the Create4Fun Challenge :-) I used my cute
Pure Innocence Sunshiny Day stamp I coloured the image with copcs , then masked the image and sprayed the sky using my lovely copics air brush :-) The papers are from a Basic Grey Kioshi pad and the flower is a Basic Grey fabric Bloomer :-) The sentiment comes with the stamp and I used a spellbinders tag die cut and a little ribbon, a couple of brads to fix it :-) I added loads of stardust stickles and a few Robins Nest dew drops to finish :-)


Create 4 Fun ,,,,, Sketch

Everybody's Art Challenge ,,,,,, In the Garden

Charisma Cardz ,,,, Die Cut(Nestie circles and tag)

Stamping B's DT a die cut a circle and a flower

Secret Crafter ,,,, What are Little Girls Made of

Stampin for the Weekend ,,, Anything Goes

Thanks for looking :-) The DT have made some gorgeous cards for you to see so hop on over to the TPC Challenge blog to see them :-)

OK ,, have to run ,,, off to get me roots done !!! going to a posh wedding tonight !! :-) ( the one where the bride doesn't like ivory !! :-))

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

ABC Challenge 'B' for Blue Challenge ,, GD card :-)

I was thrilled when Vicky asked me to join the ABC Challenge team as their GD, I must admit I have missed being on the team so it is lovely to be with them all again :-)
The theme for the next fortnight is >>>>>

'B' FOR BLUE ,,,,, a nice easy one :-)

We are sponsored by Wendy from The Secret Crafter ,,,she is giving one lucky entrant a whole set of her Manga digi images :-) Lovely !!

A lovely blog buddie who happens to live in Malta ( hint) sent me this gorgeous Belles and Whistles stamp and I thought it would be perfect for this challenge ,, soo cute eh !! :-)

I coloured the image with copics, masked him then chalked the background with Pearlescent Pebbles Inc Chalk, I then added star dust stickles everywhere :-) The papers are Coredinations,Craft creations and am not sure about the patterned one as it was a b'day gift from another buddy,, I think it's Basic Grey ?? The flowers and center are from Prima , the ribbon and button was in my stash :-) The fancy border was made using a Tim Holtz On the Edge die cut and the sentiment is from a Simon Says Stamp exclusives set

thanks for looking :-) The DT have made some gorgeous creations for you to see ,, so pop over to the ABC Challenge blog to see them :-)

Winner of the HM Wishing Well stamp ,, sponsored by Simon Says Stamp

The lucky winner of the House Mouse Wishing Well stamp is ,,,,,,,

Here are your random integers,


Timestamp: 2010-08-18 08:59:21 UTC


Please email me with your address and the stamp will be posted to you :-)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Simon Says ,,,,,,, Make a Gift

Thank you everyone for all your fabulous Summertime Blues creations :-) I know the weather in some countries has been terrible and has given you the 'Blues' but at least you were able to get into your crafty dens and didn't waste time in the garden :-)

I am not sure who's idea it was for this weeks challenge ,,,,, but I LOVE it :-) It is so nice to make something a little bit different from cards :-)


As always we are sponsored by the lovely Heidi and she will be giving one lucky entrant a trolley dash around her Simon Says Stamp Store to the value of $25 !! There are some fabulous new brands just arriving too ,,,, we now have Lili of the Valley stamps !! Woo Hoo !!! AND the new Unmounted House Mouse stamps too :-)

We have the very talented Jackie aka Days in the Life of,,,joining us in the Designer Spotlight for a month and if you haven't visited her blog you are in for a real treat :-) her work is fabulous ! :-)

I decided to make a wall hanging for my daughter ,, it is her birthday soon so I made this for her ,,, she is very 'arty' :-) The theme over on our sister challenge ,, the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge is ' Wendy Vecchi' inspired . After a lovely browse around Wendy's blog I decided to CASE this. I don't have any Wendy Vecci products so I had to adapt a bit :-)

I had some thick card that a local framer gave me, I inked it with forrest moss distress ink and inked the edges with vintage photo. I then used a nestie shape Labels 8 to cut some grungepaper, I inked this with rusty hinge and used a Penny Black script stamp, inked with potters clay memento ink and stamped the whole thing.
flower was made using a Tim Holtz Tattered Floral die, I cut this out of grungepaper too ,, inked with stormy sky distress ink and the polka dots were stamped using a Simon Says Stamp exclusives set. I then sanded the flowers to distress them a bit and remove the starkness of the spots :-)
I used the TH Elegant Flourishes die to cut swirls out of grungepaper too ,,, I inked these with forrest moss distress ink ,,, Wendy used leaves but I thought these worked quite well too :-)
Wendy Vecchi used some memo pins ,, well I don't have any ,, so I made a couple with a bit of craft wire ,, I thought these worked quite well ,,,, but I will be ordering proper pins for future projects :-) I just used a little bit of paper from TH Lost and Found pad,, I was just testing really to see if it worked so will make another 2 with 28 and 8 ,,,, Amy's birthday. I should have thought of that earlier !!
The 'MAKE ART' was stamped using hero arts stamps and stazon ,,, in retrospect I should have stamped them on a scrap piece first so the letters wouldn't be so stark ,,, we live and learn eh !! I used a muse token ,, it says 'unique' ,, quite fitting I thought ,,, even though this is a copy !! LOL :-) I only had silver chain to attach it ,, and that didn't look right so I improvised with a couple of TH paper clips, the button in the flower center is also a TH vintage one ,, lovely eh :-)

edited ,, I forgot to add , I used American Tag hemp Twine too ,, I love the earthy colours that are available in this too ,, gorgeous :-)

I really enjoyed making this and feel that I learned something new ,, and a few things of what NOT to do !! I 'think' Amy will like it !! :-)

The Jackie and the DT have made some gorgeous 'Gifts' for you to see so hop on over to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge to see them ,,, and join in too !!! :-)

Monday, August 16, 2010

Papertake weekly ,,,,,, Dawny's Sketch

My visitors have all gone home now ,,, it has been a busy summer and I have lots to catch up on ,,, am chasing my tail at the mo' :-) I will be popping around all your blogs just as soon as I can ,,, am looking forward to seeing what you have all been up to :-)

anyway ,,, time for a new challenge over on the PTW :-) Dawny has made us a fab sketch to follow and as I had to make a Wedding card for last night I had to sit down get on with it yesterday morning !!

We are sponsored this week by the lovely Katharina at Whiff of Joy so a lovely stamp will be given to one lucky entrant !! :-)

I used my Newly Weds magnolia stamp ,,, I just bought this ,,, lovely eh !! I coloured the image with copics and added touched of star dust stickles,, as is compulsory !! :-) The papers are Basic Grey Capella, Ivory Star Dream card and beige coredinations. I inked all the edges with pumice stone distress ink and made the flowers with my new Nellie Snellen floral punches ,, I have been wanting these since I went to the craft fair in Holland last year, they punch and emboss ,,, gorgeous :-) I used a Martha Stewart border punch and added a ribbon ,, a few pearls and a charm to finish :-)

The tradition here is to go to the bride or grooms house a few days before the wedding to take your gifts, we took this card with a cheque in it and had a drink and chat with the happy couple and the grooms parents ,,,, anyway ,,,I was talking to the bride and hadn't opened my card and I don't know how it came to this topic of conversation ,,, but she said she HATED ivory and was getting married in white, she thinks ivory is a dirty white ,,,, so maybe she will hate me card too !! at least I think she will like the cheque tho eh !! :-)

Challenges :

Colour Create ,,,,, lovely photo insp ,, Ivory Duck Blue plus one other colour

Basic Grey ,,,,, Pearls

don't forget to enter my fortnightly candy at the top of my blog :-)