23 August 2010

Lady Tilda

Afternoon everyone, hope you're all having a good start to the week. I'm having a quiet start as the kiddiewinkles are not yet back from nanny's, apparently they are having way too much fun to come home and won't be back until 7 ish tonight. They really enjoyed their weekend in the tent which incidently nanny thought was going to take off last night as it got a tad blustery here LOL.

Anyway, I have been quite productive no housework but plenty of crafting so just wanted to show you my card for today. I've gone all purple, had a hard time colouring this little image the copics I've got in this colour are a little too far apart and they didn't blend as well together as I would have liked so I'm going to have to remedy that and get some sketch markers to fill in the gap I have so after all the blending and everything she ended up a little darker than intended.
Another piccie shows a full on front view and I've tried that effect where you make lots of little dots with your markers around the image but the jury is still out I'm afraid as to whether I actually like it.
Well a quick low down on what I've used - the papers are My Minds Eye Jen Wilson La Paperie, just loving these, obviously Lady Tilda which I got from Sir Stampalot, roses from Wild Orchid Crafts (of course) and another Leone Em branch punch, ribbon is Papermania, sentiment is a die cut one not sure where from and pearls/gems from stash.
Another few challenges I would like to enter with this card (sorta getting the hang of this now):-
Creative Inspirations - fabby sketch
Just Magnolia - Lets get sentimental (got to have a sentiment on your card)
Create 4 Fun Challenge - make a Birthday card
Nearly time for the monsters return so catch you all later.
Take care.

21 August 2010

Going Green!!!!

Happy Saturday to you all. Its a rather wet and blustery one down here on the South coast and very quiet as the kiddies are now at nanny's and in fact its so quiet its just not natural LOL!

Here is my card for today, I found this Gorjuss Girl all coloured up and ready to go I must have done her a while ago and forgotten so I thought I would do a quick card with her on. She was coloured in green and brown so found some My Minds Eye papers (Laundry Line I think) that match her perfectly and followed the sketch over on Sketch Saturday but me being me missed the deadline but never mind still a fab sketch to use again.

I wanted to get brown in there somewhere near the image so decided to edge the mat shes sat on with very thin brown ribbon not really sure I like it but its on there now and its not coming off. Roses are all from Wild Orchid Crafts and the green flower under the white rose is a papermania one. The sentiment next to the Gorjuss girl is from a clear set by Hero Arts and the other one is by Inkadinkado. My Leone Em ash branch punch got an outing, a couple of heart charms added to the green ribbon a few pearls and voila one very quick card for me as I'm really not a particularly speedy crafter.

Ta ta from me folks I'm off to watch the XFactor on ITV Player now whilst crafting some more. Ya know every year I say I'm not going to watch another series of it as I never like the ones that win but I just can't resist maybe I'll just catch the audition stages they're always good for a chuckle he he!!
Take care folks and happy crafting wherever you are.

19 August 2010

'Silent Night' Tilda

Hello everyone, hope you are all well today and looking forward to the weekend. I know I am the kiddies are going over nanny's for the weekend to stay and weather permitting the tent is going up in the back garden and they are going to have a couple of 'camping' nights and they are sooo looking forward to it. So guess what I have planned - yep you've guessed it uninterupted crafting, crafting and more crafting oh and maybe a trip to Ikea if I can drag hubby there and if he's in a good mood I may even persuade him to stop in Lyndhurst as there's a lovely little craft shop there and I can't pass the door and not call in that would just be rude now wouldn't it!!!

I have another Christmas card to show you today and (at the moment) this is my most favourite Christmas Tilda stamp and I've coloured her in my favourite colour too. Not a great deal to say about it really papers are DCWV from last year - you know if I didn't buy any new Christmas papers this year I would still have enough to last me this Christmas and next!!! I added some red sparkly gems and Tilda's fur on her coat has been stickled. The flower is a die cut as is the sentiment tag. I actually made the little dangly charm thingy and added some red, gold and green jingle bells which are great as they jingle every time the card is moved.
I normally decorate the insides of my cards aswell but never really show that so today I've taken a photo to pop on here.
Thats it from me folks for today we've got the airshow on here in Bournemouth for the next few days and we're lucky as they fly over us so no need to go into the centre of town and the kiddies keep going mad everytime they hear them and shooting outside to investigate and a couple of times we've had near misses as they both dash to see who can get through the back door first - I think someone's going to come a cropper soon!!
Before I go I would like to enter my card into a couple of challenges as follows:-
Just Magnolia - a great sketch
CFN guys, catch ya later.
Take care

18 August 2010

Vintage Christmas Tilda

Hello everyone, well its halfway through the week already and not long left of the kiddies summer holiday now the days seem to be going by so quickly. The weather has been plop we have not even managed to get down the beach once in this holiday and there's a little spot in the New Forest we like to go with a little stream for the kiddies to play in and for the past two Tuesdays (nanny's day off) we've planned to go with nanny for a picnic and each time its tipped down so we've ended up having the picnic indoors on a blanket in the lounge. The kiddies think its fun but its so annoying when you can't rely on having a warm sunny day in August!!! Right I promise no more moaning from me.

Today I have another Chrimbly card to show you and I've gone vintage again really enjoying this style at the mo. I was going to do another one draw box for the card to sit on again but I don't know what was the matter with me but everything kept going wrong so I gave up in disgust and just left it as an easel card. I've used one of my favourite Tilda Christmas stamps from last year which I got from Sir Stampalot and coloured her with my copics and you can't see it in the piccie but all her fur on her coat has been stickled. All the papers have been distressed, inked and then stickled too.

I've used papers from last year's My Minds Eye Signature Christmas stack, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, swirls were made using a small Sizzix die, sentiments are Inkadinkado and of course loadsa pearls. Last photo from a different angle.

I would like to enter my card into a few challenges :-
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Christmas in August
Craftalicious challenge - Pearls and Swirls

Friday Sketchers - great sketch

Craft your days away challenges - favourite things (My most favourite holiday time)
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - theme of vintage

Right I'm off now my eldest has just locked the conservatory door and locked his little sister out in the back garden and she's wailing like a banshee so I'm off to sort them out - wish me luck!!!!
Take care.

15 August 2010

Something different for me!!!

Hello folks, hope you've had a great weekend.

I want to know what's going on with the weather - I'm sure summer is meant to follow spring but I think its gone on a jolly myself so we didn't get up to much. Was meant to go and get the kiddies school shoes but there was no way I was getting drenched and being made bankrupt all in the same day!!!! I mean what is it with the price of school shoes I know I insist on going to Clarks I do think they actually last longer but even so. Anyway thats my moan over as long as my little monsters tootsies are well taken care of thats okay.
So on to my card. Its something a little different for me - firstly shock horror its not an easel card, secondly its relatively clean and simple and thirdly I didn't colour in the stamped image I decided to heat emboss it instead and I'm fairly pleased with the outcome although my fingers are still itching to add further embellies!!!!
Right a quick list of stuff used:- Papermania 'Joyeux Noel' stamp set which is new but old as its unused from last year, stamped and heat embossed with Enchanted Gold embossing powder. Papers used are the Papermania 'Joyeux Noel' ones that match the stamp set again from last year's stash. My Martha Stewart punch got an outing and ribbon and charm is from stash.

I'm going to enter this into a few challenges hopefully:-

Mojo Monday - fab sketch just loved it

Cute Card Thursday - Treemendous (anything with trees on it)

Papertake Weekly - Something old, something new,
something borrowed & something blue
Well really do hope you have a great start to the week peeps, will catch you later sometime in blogland.
Take care

13 August 2010

I'm on a roll ...

Well evening folks I've actually managed to make a second Crimbo card and before August is out too!!!

Its going to be short and sweet from me as I've been lent True Blood dvds to watch and I want to curl up with some choccie and have a mammoth watching session. So onto my card, I just love red and black together, not really sure they're Christmas colours but hey I like them.

Its another easel card again, I seem to be addicted to making these just love them, but do find them hard to photograph. Anyways, second photo shows a full on view.

Info on stuff used - image from Whiff of Joy coloured with copics, paper is last year's Papermania "Joyeux Noel", flowers a mixture from Wild Orchid Crafts and Hobbycraft, sentiment is Inkadinkado and ribbon from stash.
I have used the fab sketch from over on Sketch Saturday challenge but not sure whether I've left it to late to enter but I will have a go, either way its a fab one and one I will use again.
Off now to have some choccie take care wherever you are and have a great weekend.

9 August 2010

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way ...

... oh what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh, hey!!!!

Well one down and god knows how many more to go, but hey at least I've made a start on my Christmas cards a hell of a lot earlier than last year!!!

I'll keep it short today as OMG I've just checked the time and the kiddies aren't even dressed yet, not that they're complaining. So no waffle and here are the piccies:-

and a front view:-

A quick low down, sketch is from The Sugar Bowl, stamp is 'Jingle Bells' from Sugar Nellie, papers are old ones from last year I think they're Anita's Classic Christmas Blue. Punch border I think is a Fiskars and die cut sentiment is from a pack by Forever Friends from last year.

I'm going to enter this into The Sugar Bowl challenge which this time you can choose your favourite of their sketches.

Well gotta dash I've also just remembered I'm meant to be going to the library so best get my bum in gear.

Take care folks and hope you all have a great start to the week.


4 August 2010

Distressed at distressing!!!

Afternoon to all you lovely peeps out there I hope you're having a good week so far. This is the second week of my kiddiewinkles school holiday so I've not had much of a chance to craft and blog or do much hopping around to see what you've all been up to but I must say we're so enjoying not having a routine and just coming and going as we please. Hubby is home today so I've managed to jump on the computer and load my latest card and hopefully manage to enter a few challenges.

I've so wanted to have a go at the 'vintage' look for a while now and this is my first attempt. All you lovely peeps seem to pull this look off beautifully but as the title suggests I find the vintage thing a little harder to achieve. I must say, however, I am fairly pleased with the outcome and will definately be having another go. Well my first piccie shows the overall package of an easel card on top of a one drawer box and the presentation box I made for it to go in and my next piccie shows the card/box a little closer.

My last piccie at a different angle with the drawer open. All the edges have been distressed with my scissors and inked and then stickled. My little maggie was coloured with copics and the white areas of her dress have all been stickled as well and what with all the pearls and gems added my card is well and truly blinged up!

A quick low down on the stash - the papers are all Papermania matted on black cardstock. Little gold charm and pearls from The Works. Sentiments from a pack of diecuts I bought from Lakeland a couple of years ago. Flowers are a mixture from Wild Orchid Crafts and Hobbycraft, ribbon from my stash and my maggie was from Sir Stampalot.
Challenges I am entering this into are:-
Cupcake Craft - distressing
Sunday Sketch and Stamp - fabby sketch
Sir Stampalot challenge - bring on the bling!
Well folks gotta dash the kiddies and hubby are now sending daggers my way as I'm taking too long on the old comp and we promised them we would take them to their favourite play area! Hopefully catch up with you all later and wherever you are hope you're having a great day too.
Take care.