Makes you think of Spring!

Monday, 21 February 2011
Good evening, I hope everyone has had a good Monday (is there any such thing?!)  I haven't had the best day but I've got through it & I'm still standing!

I was asked by a friend in the village to make a card for her daughter's 11th birthday.  Pammie is my biggest fan where I live and is always telling me that I should get myself out there.  All I knew of Tasha was that her favourite colour is orange and Pammie wanted her name and age to be on the card.  I immediately thought of my neglected Miss Anya stamps, perfect for a young lady.  I do enjoy colouring these images in and I don't know why I don't use them more often.

I couldn't really find any sketches that I felt comfortable with so I stuck with one that I've been using recently.  The papers are from my Milton Bear paper pad.

Stamp: Miss Anya - The Greeting Farm; Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics
CS & DP: Core'dinations & Wild Rose Studio; Tools: Label 4 Nesties; MS Doily Lace Trim
Embellishments: Sentiments - PC Generated; Papermania Gemstones

I'm really pleased with the shading although have realised this image is slightly blurry.  Pammie loved the card and it's always great to hear people praising your work and it just makes you feel good inside!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Simply Create - Bold & Bright
Stamp Something - Something Funky
Stampin with the Dragon - Birthdays
Charisma Cardz - Spring has Sprung (The colours and paper's I've used)
Cute Card Thursday - Shiny Happy Cards (Gemstones)
Dutch Dare Card - Sparkle/Glitter/Bling (Gemstones)
PaperCrafting Journey - Anything Goes
Samuel Taylors Monthly Challenge - Copic Chic/Promarker Gal
Paper Pretties - Card for a Child

Thank you for stopping by and for any comments you may leave, they are greatly appreciated.

xx :0)

Teddy Stampers #30 - Colour Challenge

Friday, 18 February 2011
I'm sorry that I'm late with my post today. I'm on my 3rd day off work and am on very strong painkillers at the moment because of my back. These tablets are making me feel very woozy!

It's time for another challenge at Teddy Bear Stampers. Thank you to everyone that joined in our last challenge of Valentine Teddies, they were all amazing! Our challenge this week is we would like to see Pink, Brown & White on your creations and we are being sponsored by the amazing Whiff of Joy.

I think this colour combo could become a favourite of mine, I love how the brown and pink work so well together.  As I was making this card for my sister, I had to use the cute Born to Shop stamp from Lili of the Valley
Stamps: Born to Shop - Lili of the Valley; Sentiment - Woodware; Medium: Copics
CS & DP: Cookie Dough - Elzybells; Pink Petticoat; Wild Rose Studio
Tools: Circle & Scallop nesties; MS Doily Lace Punch
Embellishments: Cookie Dough Buttons - Elzybells; Ribbon & Gems - Stash; Glossy Accents

I don't think you can quite see in the picture below, but I've put some Glossy Accents on the sunglasses.  The brown CS looks orangey in the photos but I can assure you that in real life it's a lovely pale brown!

Isn't she cute!

I hope you will join us for this challenge, just remember you need to use a rubber, acrylic or digital teddies on your creations!

I am also entering this into this weeks Lili of the Valley Challenge which is to use your favourite colours.  As I've said previously, I think this could become a favourite with me!

Thank you for stopping by and for any comments you may leave, they are greatly appreciated.

xx :0)

Sunday with Santa meets Penny Black!

Sunday, 13 February 2011
Happy Sunday afternoon to you all! I know, I've been absent again but I have been busy, honest!  I've had a few orders that I've been working on along with baking and the usual backache!  I've had a hectic day already too, including a surprising baking disaster! Without meaning to appear big-headed, it's the first I've had!

Anyhow, today being Sunday means it's time for Sunday's with Santa. This is our little group on Facebook who are trying (being the operative word) to get ahead with all those Christmas cards!  This week the challenge was for an Easel card.  I love making them but hate photographing them!!  I had an adorable Snowy image already coloured so he was my inspiration! This meant I was also able to combine this with this weeks Penny Black Blog challenge of White Space.

This is a quick post so apologies for no details! Hubby is just dishing up dinner and then it's make into the kitchen for me to rectify my baking disaster! If you have any queries about what I've used, please email me and I'll get back to you!

I have also used the sketch from this weeks Sweet Stop challenge although my image doesn't quite go off the page.

Thanks for stopping by and for any comments you may leave, they are greatly appreciated.

xx :0)

Love is.........

Sunday, 6 February 2011
Good afternoon, I hope you've all had a lovely weekend.  I haven't done as much as I'd like as I've been suffering a bit, hey ho that's life!

I have managed to make a card though!  The Penny Black Blog have launched a weekly challenge which will run every Monday and this week was a great sketch that I really wanted to use.  Can you believe that I'm starting to get the hang of sketches after having a fear?!  Anyway, I decided to make a 4.25" x 5.75" card and use one of my transparent sets that don't get enough ink time as I usually make 6" x 6" cards.  As Valentine's Day is also just a week away, I used the classy red, white and black combo.  I tried this a year ago and really liked how they worked.

Stamps: Every Which Way - Penny Black; Medium: Copics
CS: Real Red - SU! Tools: Oval & Scallop Nesties, MS Doily Lace Punch, Bowmaker, Love Language CB Folder
Embellishments: Ribbon - Stash

I originally tried to use my MS Valentine Lace punch by they don't work in the lining up like the Doily Lace does.  I am also undecided about whether there should be a sentiment in the corner.  What do you think?

I am entering this in to the following challenges:

Allsorts Challenge - Love, Love, Love
CES Challenges - Red & Romance
Crazy 4 Challenges - Valentine's Day
Secret Crafter - Valentine
Stampin for the Weekend - Valentine's Day
ABC Challenge - N is for Nestabilities (I didn't use the optional sketch)

Thank you for stopping by and for any comments you may leave, they are greatly appreciated.

I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.  I'm off to try and catch up on the ole blog hopping!

xx :0)

Teddy Stampers #29 - Valentine Teddies

Friday, 4 February 2011
Good Morning All and happy Friday to you!  Do you have that "crunchie feeling"?! 

Thank you to everyone that took part in the last Teddy Stampers Challenge, I enjoyed seeing all the cards, I apologies if I didn't get to post on your entry but I did see them all and they were all amazing!

This week's challenge is Valentine Teddies.  With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we want to see those gorgeous teddies for the romantic person in your life. 

For this challenge we are sponsored by Stampin Dragon Designs.

I have used one of my Popcorn Platinum stamps from Crafters Companion.  These are stamps that I have had since they were released last year but am ashamed to admit that they have never been inked up.  This is my card for my husband, Jon, this year.  I am able to post it as he does not visit my blog! 

Stamps: Popcorn Bear, Perfect Couple - Crafters Companion; Sentiment - Elzybells
Medium: Copics; CS & DP: Real Red - SU!; Forever Friends - All Loved Up
Tools: Love Language - CB Embossing Folder; Circle Nesties
Embellishments: Ribbon & Gems - Stash
As you can see from this close up, I realised ater took the photo that I hadn't coloured the leaf, but this has now been rectified!  Sorry for the dark photos but I was unable to take the photo in daylight.

I really do need to get myself the Real Red inkpad as I'm not happy that the sentiment yet again does not match the colours used!

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

The Sweet Stop - Sketch
Crafty Purple Frog - Valentine's Day/Romance
Crafty Sentiments - A Bear on a Card
Digi Doodle Shop - Valentines
Paper Crafting Journey - Love is in the Air
Paper Play - Stamp it Out
Sassy Studio Designs - Love is in the Air - Use a heart somewhere (on image, sentiment and embossing)
Creative Craft World - Love
Simon Says Stamp - Love is in the Air
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes - Optional Flowers (my paper has flowers)
Bunny Zoe Crafts - Love is in the Air

Thank you for stopping by and for any comments you may leave, they are greatly appreciated.

xx :0)