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 :-)

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge ... Photo Inspiration

Good morning :-) another Monday and time for a new theme over on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge
for the next fortnight Lisa has chosen the theme :-)


and here is the cute photo she picked for us to use :-)

We are sponsored this week by heidi at Simon Says Stamp so a gorgeous HM stamp of your choice,, if you are the lucky entrant !! :-)

For my card I used this lovely House Mouse Birthday Cupcake stamp.

I coloured the image with copics and added star dust stickles here and there. The papers are DCWV glitter stack and the flower is Prima. The ribbon was in a DT pack from Heidi at Simon Says Stamp,,,ages ago and I think it was Heidi Swap, the 3 is a Prima Flowers chipboard shape whick I painted with acrylic paint and glittered.

I am entering this into the Sweet Stampin Challenge who are asking us to use our favourite stamp ,,, well ,,, ALL HM are my faves :-)

the DT have made some amazing creations for your inspiration :-) so hop on over to the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge

Unmounted House Mouse Candy Sponsored by Simon Says Stamp

Simon Says Stamp Store have all the unmounted HM stamps in stock and are selling FAST !!! I am only showing one of the 7 sets currently available so if you would like to see them all click here :-)

Would you like a set of your choice ???? :-) I think you all know the rules by now ,, but I will tell you them again :-)

2, Add my blinkie to your sidebar ( the code is on my sidebar, if you just copy the image it won't blink:-))
3, Join in with the Simon Says Stamp Challenges and add a link to your creations with the linky ,,, the more entries the more chances you have here too :-)
4, Leave me a comment saying which set you would like to win :-)

If by some chance you own them all ,,, as I know a few of the HM&F DT do ,, then you can choose a HM, Gruffie or Happy Hopper stamp of your choice instead :-)

The DT is allowed to enter too :-)

good luck all ,, the winner will be chosen by Random gen on 1st September :-)

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

I hope you all had a lovely weekend and are all ready for a new week of crafting !

Time for a new theme on the Sketch and Stash Challenge and this time it was Sue's turn to deisgn the fab sketch for us to use :-)

We are sponsored this week by Wendy at Digital Delights so some lovely digi images on offer :-)

For my card I used my fab new House Mouse stamp ,, this one is called Lip Smackin Relaxin ,, cute eh ! :-) I coloured the image with my trusty copics inked around the edge with pink chalk ink, then stickled with star dust. The papers were free with a magazine ,, which I had my friends bring me from the UK especially as my lovely teamie Jo was published in it ,,, and I was amazed when I opened it and saw so many buddies in there too ,, Dawny P, Marlene, Darcie ,, it was brill !! :-) The flower is a Basic Grey fabric bloomers one and the lovely brads are from the Wild Rose Studio
The sentiment is from a Simon Says Stamp Exclusives set. No neglected stash on my card this week ,, all new or in regular use :-)

Thanks for looking :-) the DT have made some amazing cards for your inspiration so hop on over to the Sketch and Stash Challenge to see them :-)

I have a blog candy sponsored by Heidi at Simon Says Stamp at the top of my blog if you would like to see it :-)