Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Tee -Time!

I've used one of my favourite Penny Black stamps to do another card for this weeks Friday Sketchers. I so love this layout, & may even use it again before the week is out!

Papers by My Mind's Eye.


Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Happy Anniversary

Well it's another day, & another card! This one is for Friday Sketchers Challenge along with the Allsorts Challenge. (It's also been made to order so this card serves many purposes!)

The paper used is Papermania, & the stamp is an Anita's.



Monday, 28 June 2010


Made this card using a digi image from "Digi Stamp Boutique", using this weeks Sketch Saturday Layout. I used Basic Grey Archaic Backing papers.

I will also enter this card into the Digi Stamp Boutique monthly challenge.
This is a great image to have for all those very difficult male cards we have to make - when all else fails they are usually happy with a pint!



Sunday, 27 June 2010

Baseball Cat

This is my effort for the Penny Black Challenge this week. It was to do with patchwork, hence all those little squares!


Save The Children

Using my current favourite stamp, I've done a red & white card for the Charity Challenge at Simply Create - a local craft shop in Alford Aberdeenshire. They are doing a charity event next Saturday to raise money for the charity Save the Children. We've all been asked to make something to take along on the day to be sold for the charity & this is my offering.

Can't wait for next Saturday to visit the shop & meet everyone there who, up until now have just been blog buddies. Jx

Play Station

Today I have been busy making cards like a mad thing as I sprained my ankle yesterday & am therefore a bit lame. What can I say, I have to sit with my foot up and let everyone run around after me - for a change!

Anyway onto my card & my new Lili of The Valley stamps - no I didn't fall deliberately before any of you ask! Made this card using my new stamp, My Minds Eye paper & the layout of the Papertake Weekly Challenge.


Thursday, 24 June 2010

Farming Fun

A friend at work asked me to make a card for her Dad's birthday, with a tractor image. As I loved this weeks Sketch Saturday layout, I've used it again- well almost!

The image is from Hobbyartstamps stamp called Tractor, & the papers are Basic Grey, Cupcake & My Minds Eye.


Wednesday, 23 June 2010

It's That Stamp Again!

I'm sorry, I so love this stamp by Sugar Nellie. Last week she was pastel & pretty, but now she's bold and with attitude!

Used her to make my card for this weeks Friday Sketchers Challenge. Changed things a bit as I prefer square cards, & my scallops have points! Apart from that I've used the basic layout...ish!


Sunday, 20 June 2010

Do They Have Giraffe's in Mombasa?

I love this Penny Black stamp, aptly named, Longing.

Well longing for the better weather is what I'm doing as it's just been so cold here this weekend - the central heating is even back on!!!

Anyway, onto this weeks challenges, & as I've been a bit pushed for time, I've had to roll 2 into 1, something I don't really like to do.

The layout I've used is from the Sketch Saturday Challenge, & the theme to tie in with travel/holidays is for the Penny Black Challenge. Now I hear you all asking what a giraffe has to do with holidays..? Well, sadly nothing to do with my holidays, but hopefully something to do with Alan, my son's holiday in October, when he heads off to Mombasa for a charity trip abroad. (Lucky him!)

Friday, 18 June 2010

Charity Begins @ Home!

Tonight, instead of fund-raising for Mombassa, I'm heading for Macduff...why I hear you ask? Well it's for the annual "Pink Slink". A ladies event, where we all dress up in pink, & walk either 5 or 10 miles in aid of Breast Cancer & the associated wards at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary & Dr Gray's Hospital, Elgin.

Well I've got my pink togs, my trainers are looked out & I'll be ready for the off about 9pm tonight. I'll be walking the full 10 miles & should finish around 1am this morning. Wish me luck folks as it's a rather cold & windy North East night! Can't complain though, it's not raining...YET! Jx

Saturday Morning - I did it, & it stayed dry! Had a lovely evening walking the streets of Banff & Macduff last night with friends. Finished the 10 miles at around 1 o'clock last night, so I'm a bit tired & stiff today, but all for a good cause, so well worth it.

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Simply Create, Alford. Blog Candy!!!

This is my first post advertising blog candy, so I hope I do this right! It's from a lovely new craft shop in Aberdeenshire called Simply Create. The shop celebrated it's 1st Birthday recently, & to mark the occasion Jacqui is offering 4 new sets of Hero Art stamps along with some exciting goodies to go with them. Anyway I thought some of you guys might be interested, both in the shop & the candy. Here's a pic of what's on offer...

So if you want to be in with a chance to win, get linking!

Flower Power.

For the 2 Sketches 4 You Challenge (No 55) this week, I've used Inkadinkado Blooms stamps & Doodlebug paper.

Anniversary Card - PB Style!

Well this has been a funny old week, they say bad luck comes in 3's so sadly I'm waiting for the 3rd "Nasty" to come my way!

It all started off last week, when I nipped home between shifts at work, to pop some shopping in the fridge...BIG MISTAKE!!! Opened the fridge door & the whole thing flew off & landed on the floor! So we're talking big mess - eggs, jars, milk - all the items you store in the door, SPLAT!!! on the floor. It turned out, the door pin had snapped, hence nothing to hold the door to the fridge! (Why do these things only happen to me?)

Then 2 days ago, disaster No 2... burst water mains into the house. After much digging, we found the burst & luckily with the help of insurance that has now been put right.

So what's next?

On a brighter note, I'm well pleased with the card I put together this morning. I've made it for a friend at work's wedding anniversary, & used the layout in this weeks Penny Black Challenge. Papers used are by Doodlebug & Southfield, & the rest of the bits were just hanging about the craft table! Love the PB image, aren't those bears cute! Jx

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Sugar Nellie - Sketch Saturday 107

This is my newest favourite stamp - for this week anyway! Have made 3 cards with it so far, including this one for the Saturday Sketch Challenge. Have made the card with Doodlebug papers & card stock. Jx

Friday Sketchers 106

Using a PB image & some doodlebug papers I've made this "Pretty In Pink" card for this weeks Friday Sketchers Challenge No 106

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Guitar Man

For the Friday Sketchers Challenge No 105, I have used my new Edwin, haven't used this stamp before, so it was nice to see him on a card. My paper choice was basic grey for this one & I added a sentiment & card candy to finish off the job. Jx

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Father's Day Pixie

I had a visit from my neighbours daughter last night, asking me to make her a father's day card - told her she should do it herself, but she said she didn't have time! So in the end, she picked the stamp she wanted, & I set to work.

The image was a perfect size for this weeks Saturday Sketch Challenge so off I went to work. This is such a lovely layout, I'm going to use it again & again.

The stamp was bought in Germany & hasn't got a make stamped on it, the paper used is Basic Grey.

On a side note, the Mombasa Fund shot up this week when I paid in a further £122 from the Body Shop Party, £27.50 from waitering & £8 from card sales. Jx



Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Wedding Acceptance

I've used the sketch in the 2 Sketches 4 You challenge No 54 for this card, along with an Anita's stamp & some Papermania, creative tones papers.

Monday, 7 June 2010

PB Bears

I am so loving these new PB stamps, so decided to make another challenge card with them - only trouble is, I missed the closing date, AGAIN! Never mind, the sketch still came in handy for the card. Jx

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Mission To Mombasa

Other than the side column, I've never updated you on our progress with "Mission To Mombasa," & my son's charity trip with Books Abroad in Oct this year.

Things are now taking shape and a total of 22 people have now signed up for the trip. Alan I think will be the youngest at 15 as most of the group are adults. Now that his exams are over, we are stepping up his fundraising campaign & he was busy writing letters last week looking for sponsorship & trying to arrange a date to do a bag pack at a local supermarket.

On top of this, we now have raffles to sell, offering a £500 first prize, & I held a very successful body shop party last week so we're hoping to have made quite a bit there too - final sales tally still to be revealed!

9/6/10 - The Body Shop Party raised a fantastic £122 so thanks to everyone who came along and supported us. Jx

Christmas Crafty Catz

As I'm a bit behind with the Snoflake Challenge on Docrafts, I've combined it with the Crafty Catz Challenge No 35 to make this card. Sorry it's a bit un-seasonal, but I thought that you might just accept it, cause it has a cat image!

The theme was black & red, so I made my card to these colours & used a Penny Black stamp, card from our local papermill shop & added some card candy dots.

More Cute Teddies

A couple of weeks back, I was lucky enough to win the Penny Black Challenge, the prize was 2 lovely teddy stamps. I have stamped the smaller of the two stamps twice, to make last weeks card for the I Love Promarkers Challenge No 16, which was to use a given sketch when creating your card.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010


You'd think I'd only just got my circle nesties this week as they've been used on my last three cards!

This time they are in action on the Allsorts 54 Challenge which was to make a black & white card & include one other colour. Clearly I chose orange!

Anyway, the card is core'dinations & the stamp, a Delafield. For an added dimension to the card I decoupaged the fish bowl, which hopefully you can see from the second picture.