Monday 30 May 2011

Craft Your Days Away

CYDA Challenge 21: Farthers Day/ Special Man theme.

So I am entering "Basil" from a new range of cling stamps from Trimcraft and this one is from "Happy Harvest" set which I have just got. I had three goes at the sepia look before I think I got it right !! The large carrot was hand drawn and stamped with "happy birthday" and the backing paper is from basic grey.

Check out the challenge HERE

Sunday 29 May 2011

Woodware USA Challenge 29:Use A Forgotten Embellishment

This is my last GDT card for Woodware USA Challenge Blog for the month of May. This weeks challenge is "Use A Forgotten Embellishment " . Now I must be honest as my lovely bone shaped paper clip wasn`t forgotten, just didin`t want to use them !! My crafty friend Julie gave me them a while ago, so I have used ONE on my card. The stamp set I have use is called "Man`s Best Friend" by Franoise Read. I`ve paper pierced the dogs, embossed the fence with a folder through the cuttlebug and cut the little flowers out from a piece of patterened paper.

Check out all the DT`s cards HERE

I had a piece of the fence left so made the four little tags to use it up. This time the dogs are coloured with promarkers.

Saturday 28 May 2011

I`ve WON !!

But not only have I won "The Pink Gem Challenge" , Janet has also picked me for her top three !! Can`t wait for my lovely prize to arrive now, so thanks ever so much Janet for making my day !!

Wednesday 25 May 2011

A Gem of a Challenge 21

I do love a challenge, it gets the old grey matter going !! So I thought I would enter challenge which is Aqua, Lemon and Pink. I`ve used the Pink Gem frog stamp and cuttlebug embossed inch squares with different folders to make the background.

I also love my dots....

Monday 23 May 2011

A day with Lindsay Mason

On Saturday at AMOM we had a day with Lindsay Mason. Lindsay is a fun designer with loads of inspiring ideas. Her new stamps are just up my street and we got to do a "make and take" with some of them. The make and takes were a bit rushed, but fun. Poor Lindsay must have been very tired by the end of the day.....

The top card is my "make and take" and the one below is one I made at home. Must buy some more stamps as they all mix and match so I can do more with them !!

Sunday 22 May 2011

Woodware USA Challenge 28: Anything Goes

This weeks challenge is "Anything Goes" so a free hand for you to go wild if you like !! I didn`t...the stamps I have used are "Bad Hair Daze" by Jennifer Garant and "Making Time" by Francoise Read. I copied and free hand drew the large coffee mug and then mounted the image of the lady on it.

Check out all the fab DT`s card on the Woodware Usa challenge blog

So here is my 4th GDT card....

Thursday 19 May 2011

A gift for a friend

Made these two cat cards for a lovely friend as a small gift. The stamps are from PI.

Monday 16 May 2011

Free stamp

The free stamp on Junes "Craft Stamper" mag is really cute. Its designed by Cuddly Buddly. I just had to buy the mag for the stamp and set straight away in making these three simple cards.

Sunday 15 May 2011

Woodware USA Challenge 27: Kerrys sketch

This weeks challenge is a sketch by Kerry. Check it out here:

For my third guest DT card I have used the set called "Flower Faries" by Francoise Read. I love detail in my work and this set has loads of small images to play with !! Pop over and have a look at all the fab DT cards to inspire you !!

Saturday 14 May 2011

Stampin Up

The other evening a friend invited me to a "Stampin Up" party at her house. I knew alot about Stampin Up products, but never seen or played with their products before. There has been alot about Stamin Up on the craft forums lately about their stamps being very pricey, but they are no more expensive than the other leading brands and are of the highest quality and therefore easy to stamp with. We got to do a "make and take" and made this sweet pocket and tag to either use on a LO or a card. It was alot of fun so if you get the chance to go to one of these parties...GO !!

Friday 13 May 2011

Update on Taz

Bless you all for your kind thoughts over my dog Taz. I`m glad to say she is alot better, but not out of the woods yet.

Monday 9 May 2011

Good news and bad....

The bad news first......last night I had to rush my older dog to the veterinary hospital becuse her breathing wasn`t right. They kept her in for tests and found she has an infection, but can`t find out why. But they found out on an X-ray, which has nothing to do with the infection she had arthritis in her lower back. Anyway I bought her home this afternoon with loads of tablets to see how she goes, but she is very poorly.....I hope she will improve over night.

Now my surprise news.....I entered my LO I did on Saturday at AMOM (National Scrapbooking Day, see below post) into "Oh My Crafts" competion for NSD and I am one of the ten winners !! I just did it on the spur of the moment, so you never know it might just be your luck with these competitions one day, just have a go !!

Sunday 8 May 2011

Woodware USA Challenge 26:Wedding/Anniversary

Hope you have all had a great weekend !! This weeks challenge at Woodware USA is Wedding/Anniversary. My second guest DT card is what I call a clean and crisp card which really isin`t me, but can be used for any Anniversary. I`ve used " Flower Doodles" set and "Tiny Phrases" So what do you think......

National ScrapBooking Day

Really enjoyed my day yesterday with my friends at AMOM doing this lovely scrapbook page. It was a "Shabby Chic Style" LO which you could distress as much or as little as you wished. My page is of my Gran who I never really knew, but just knew her as a smiley old lady in a nursing home.....there is a query over the other lady in photo to who she is, but I`m hopeing my cousin can help me out.

Wednesday 4 May 2011

Poppets Challenge 3

Poppets challenge 3 is a sketch, colour and theme challenge.

My crafty friend Julie the other week let me use her lovely new stamp from Lili of the Valley called "Leap Frog". The bunnies are really cute playing leap frog don`t you think, so I thought I would use them for Moria`s challenge.

Monday 2 May 2011

Something very different !!

On Saturday at AMOM we got to play with loads of Ranger products and Sizzix dies to make five tags "Tim Holtz" style. Christina showed 5 bachground techniques: double distress mask,clear embossed resist,water-coloured distress,painted text distress and patterned torn strips, which we could use or not as we pleased and then we could decorate as we wished to make our 5 tags. I got my backgrounds done, but then cut out loads of shapes using cork, grungepaper, card which we had also been given to play with, to decorate my tags later. So here are my finished tags.....

Before any of you ask....yes the bluebird is the bird on the die with the birdcage by Tim Holtz. I just painted him to look like a bluebird.

The challenge now for me is to design a card round each tag !!

Sunday 1 May 2011

Woodware Challenge 25: Yellow,Blue and Brown

Special post today girls !! The lovely Design Team at Woodware USA have invited me to be their "Guest DT" for the month of May !! So here goes with my first GDT card which is a cute square twisted easel card. Bit of a mouthfull I know....I just love these stamps in the Woodware set called "Fairy Tots" by Francoise

Please pop over to:

to get inspired by all the other DT girls !!

Also check out the dual fab blog hop Woodware USA and are having now and the fab prizes you could win !!

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