Sunday, 29 August 2010

Dressing Up

I so love this image, & when I saw her spotty dress I knew I could do this weeks challenge over at Lilli Of The Valley, where the theme is dotty about circles.

Papers are again Basic Grey - Lime Rickey.


Bunny Kisses

I so love this card, it's so warm & summery - just what I need on a very wet & windy day! Ive made it using my PB Bunny Friends stamp (masked off some bunnies though!)& some Basic Grey Lime Rickey paper. I've also used a bug folder for the embossed bits & a few dew drops.

I'm entering the card into this weeks Penny Black Challenge of Summer Lovin along with the Friday Sketchers challenge, as I used their layout.
Finally it also fits this weeks Allsorts challenge which was to get inspiration from the garden or a park & as we stay in the country, we quite ofen have rabbits visit us first thing in the morning.

Finally, finally, it also fits the Crafty Catz Challenge, another I do regularly! This week they want us to use orange, brown & blue in our card. (Defo no problems with the first 2 colours, as for blue, well it is in some of the dots!)


Well it's a horrid horrid day here. It's not just rain that's lashing the window here, it's hail! & better than that, I'm on a stall this afternoon with Alan at a Vintage Car Rally in Banff... can't wait!

So by the end of today, I donbt it will just be Rudolph who has a red nose, mine could well be glowing too after being out in the cold and wet!

My card however is made for the ABC Christmas Challenge where it is R for Rudolph.

The image is an old Anita's stamp I have & the papers also from a few years back are Christmas Blues by Dovecraft. Oh & Ann, do you spot the dew drop you sent me?


10.20 am Vintage Car Rally cancelled due to the weather - not surprised really.

Saturday, 28 August 2010


I've actually enjoyed making this card with my new magna girl stamp from Sugar Nellie. I've coloured her in red & black, inspired by the Lady Gaga song, "Bad Romance". Now I have to admit I do like the song but I can't stand Lady Gaga I just think she's too off the wall. Having said that, I did watch the video clip posted on the Crafty Cardmakers site, & I would say it's very clever.

So, enough chatter, I'm entering this card for both the Crafty Cardmakers Challenge, having used black & red as my dominant colours. I did try the lace element, but I could only get white, & it was just a bit too pretty & nice for the card.

The card itself is made using the layout in this weeks Sugarbowl challenge. Although you can't see it too well, there are two stripes down the card however they don't show up too well in the photo due to the darkness of the Basic Grey Granola paper behind.


Another Anniversary

Just to please my husband, he wanted the anniversary card to be made using the Sugar Nellie stamp I have. Now as the card is for one of his friends I thought it only fair he have the final say. Jx

Happy Anniversary

Didn't really like the last Anniversary card I did so this is a 2nd attempt. Same Anita's stamp but different layout. This time I've followed the 3-2-1 recipe on the Papertake Challenge & used, 3 flowers, 2 dew drops & 1 ribbon. Jx

Friday, 27 August 2010

Wedding Anniversary

Made using the Saturday Sketch Challenge.

This card is also entered into the I Love Promarkers Challenge where you had to include a charm. Jx

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Friday Sketchers - Christmas

As I'm doing Snoflakes Challenge on Do Crafts I have to make a Christmas card each week. Now I fell badly behind a month back, so I'm now trying to be really good & having made this card, I'm now ahead of things... for now anyway.

I used the Friday Sketchers Challenge sketch, a PB stamp called Xmouse Ornament & some Anitas papers, oh & my snowflake bug folder + some candy dots. Jx

Tuesday, 24 August 2010


After missing last weeks Penny Black Challenge, I thought I'd better show face this week! Made this card using the given layout, my Teed Up PB Stamp, along with my American golfball stamp; Colour co-ordinates - vanilla cupcake buttons & Paper Cellar Men 2 papers. Jx

Off on a First Aid Course tomorrow so won't be around for the next 2 days... but there's always the evenings!

Christmas Cuddles

This was a lovely quick card for me to make, partly because I'd already cut & coloured the image whilst away on holiday a few weeks back. (I had a wallet full of images to colour when we weren't out & about.)

Anyway using the Sugar Nellie image, & a layout from a different challenge which I loved from a while back I came up with this.

Now as luck would have it, it fits the bill for the abc Christmas Challenge.

Monday, 23 August 2010

The Spotlight Technique

On Crafty Cardmakers, their challenge is to do a new technique each month, & this month it is the spotlight technique.

Now little did I know that when I've done this in the past it was a proper technique, there was me thinking I was just messing about with the goldfish bowl so thanks for teaching me something DT.

The stamp used was Delafield G651 & the papers are quite old & by Papermania. Jx

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Nativity Scene

On Docrafts I signed up for Snoflakes challenge to make a Christmas card every week this year. After a dip in production last month, I have now caught up again and have 32 cards, this being week 32 of the year.

I used the layout on the Papertake Challenge along with a gifted image, thanks Sandra.

On a different note, the Mombasa fund now sits at £1647, boosted by yet another successful car boot sale today, along with the money Alan earned working at the local agricultural shows. Jx

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Snowball Fun

Using this Penny Black stamp along with the layout given in the Sketch Saturday Challenge I made this Christmas card.

As the image contains animals, it can also enter the Craftycatz Challenge.


Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Sunny Day

I love the layout of this weeks Sugar Bowl Challenge, & will use it again I'm sure. My card this week uses my old favourite stamp, rockpool fun again - you'd think it was the only Sugar Nellie stamp I had! Honest I have more, I just thought it fitted the challenge best.

I'm also entering this card into the Crafty Cardmakers Challenge, No27, where you had to make a birthday card.


Special Delivery

I bought this stampat the Elzybelles closing down sale along with a few others. Such a shame they are closing as they really had some lovely stamps.

Anyway I'm back from holidays & in right card making mood so this is my first of 2 cards to upload.

I'm entering it into the Friday Sketchers Challenge along with the Allsorts Challenge where you had to use paper piecing.


Monday, 16 August 2010

The Isle of Arran

Just back from a lovely week spent on the Isle of Arran on the west coast of Scotland. We stayed in a lodge on the Auchrannie Estate & were allowed to use the hotel & leisure complex as guests for the week. We were so lucky weather wise, we explored heaps, hired bikes, did lots of walking & Colin even swam in the sea!

I've uploaded a few of my favourite pics. Jx

Mombasa Fundraising

A week ago, the boys arranged a fund-raising buffet night in a local Indian restaurant and managed to raise over £500 between the three of them, through ticket sales & raffles. So it's a big thank-you to the Indian Garden in Banff - a lovely place to eat & socialise. With that money, the fund now sits at £1485.47

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

SQA Results Out!!!

How fitting the challenge on My Partner in Crafting Crime - to make a Teen card, & as luck would have it, that's just what I was doing this week.

Using one of my new Tim Holtz stamps I made this card for Alan, to celebrate his exam success in the SQA exams - he received his results by text 5 mins ago! We are all very proud of you Alan, well done indeed.

Dressing Up Time

Well it should really be packing up time not dressing up as we head off on holiday to Arran on Sat morning, but you know how it is with these challenges!

Had to make this card though as it ties in with 3 challenges which include;

Sketch Saturday - Used their layout.
Allsorts Challenge - Dressing Up.
& Crafty Catz - Material Girl.

So the card itself is made using a LOTV stamp, Basic Grey Max & Whiskers paper & material scraps. Not forgetting the Wild Orchid flowers - a first for me. Jx

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Cupcake Delight

Well it didn't take me long to start using my new stamps. Firstly with my Hero Arts cupcake cling stamp I made this thank you card for my sis. Now as luck would have it, it fits in perfectly with this weeks Papertake Weekly Challenge where the theme is "White & Bright". Jx

Monday, 2 August 2010

PB Saturday Challenge No 112

This is one of my older Penny Black stamps, infact it was the first PB I bought! It's called Tender Showers, & it's still one of my favourites.

I've used it this week when making my Penny Black Saturday Challenge card, using the recipe of 1 circle, 2 papers & 3 flowers. The flowers were stamped using a transparent stamp from the Papermania Doodles set, but don't ask me about the papers, they are the last few sheets I have from a prize I won over on Do Crafts about a year ago. Sam, (Whisperscards) sent them to me & I'm sure when she reads this post, she'll say who they were by. Thanks again Sam, I've loved every sheet! Jx

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Rockpool Fun

The challenge (39) on the Sugar Bowl is to use any of the previous layouts set. I've gone back to wk 25 for my layout and have made my card using,

Sugar Nellie - Rockpool Fun stamp
Bo Bunny - Sunkissed party paper &
My Happy Birthday embossing folder.

On the Mombasa front this weekend, we raised over £120 doing a bag pack, so Alan's total now stands at £1291.