Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Baby Bath-Time

Using this brilliant free image from Pink Gem Designs I've made this baby card for the Friday Sketchers Challenge.

Thanks for the great image Janet - will certainly be checking out your designs in the future as they are right up my street. Jx

Monday, 27 December 2010

Gone Fishin

... Well not at the moment at the lakes round here are frozen solid!

However this fella has caught a big one which by my reckoning would easily meet John West's standards!!!

My card follows the layout for the current Sugar Bowl challenge and as always uses a Sugar Nellie stamp. Jx

Sunday, 26 December 2010

Snowy Photos, Boxing Day 2010

Went out for a Boxing Day walk today for a breath of fresh air, took my camera to let you see we still have snow! Jx

Hope I haven't bored you!

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Sketch Saturday

Using my final Stamporium Spring stamp I've completed this weeks Sketch Saturday Challenge. I've coloured the bluebells with Promarkers & used Papermania, Capsule Collection DP. Think I may have gone a bit too purple on this one, & prefer my whiter options! Jx

Tuesday, 21 December 2010


Another lovely Spring flower hidden under a mountain of snow, but ideal for this weeks Allsorts Challenge and also the Papertake Weekly Challenge where anything goes. I'm also entering it into the Crafty Catz Challenge, which was to pick a favourite challenge from the year passed. I chose Embossing, which I think was on week 36. The card itself uses another Stamporium stamped image mounted on embossed panels with a MS punched border & finished with a ribbon & buttons.

Also, for the Crafty Cardmakers Challenge we have been asked to show both our newest & oldest works. I don't still have a photo of one of my first cards, but hopefully this link to my very first Do Crafts post will suffice!

This was posted in Feb 2008.

Finally, the Top-Tip Tuesday Challenge is to Get Embellishing - now I'm not an OTT decorator of cards - this is about as full on as it gets! Hopefully some buttons & a ribbon counts as enough!


Saturday, 18 December 2010


Snowdrops...A sign of Spring, but first we need to get rid of the snow!
I've made this one using the Friday Sketchers layout, using embossed panels in the two layered rectangles.

Happy Christmas Sketchers! Jx

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Letraset New Site Launch & Promarker Giveaway

Letraset are having a new site launch & promarker giveaway!

In Celebration of their new site they will also be running a ProMarker Giveaway!
For your chance to win a huge prize of 10 assorted ProMarker 5 sets (pictured above) all you have to do is follow these 2 simple rules.

1. Share a Link to the Letraset Blog and their New Website , and briefly explain the competiton on your own Blog, Facebook or Twitter.

2. Leave a comment on their blog telling them where you shared the link.

I for one will be doing this & I guess you lot will too as we do so love our promarkers don't we!!! Jx

Daffodils are such pretty flowers, & the ones on this Stamporium wooden stamp are no exception. So following the layout on this weeks Sketch Saturday Challenge, I've made a start to my next years cards. Jx

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Teddy Boy

Well I think I'm all Christmas carded out for this year, so it was a lovely change to make this baby card. So using my Anita's teddy stamp some card candy & a lot of bits off the craft table this was the result. I'm entering it into two bear challenges, one over at Crafty Catz where their challenge was birthday bears - now I know I'm kinda stretching it, but then again what is a baby card if not the celebration of a birth-day?
The other challenge this one's for is, the Crafty Creations Challenge which was to make anything so long as it had a bear on it! Jx

Monday, 13 December 2010

Quick Cards!

The pressure was on at the weekend, a night out, all hand made cards used up... & more cards needed! So, a rather simple & plain card came to the rescue - well ten of them did actually. So the stamp is Anita's, grey card stock & I used card candy, & gems that's about it!

I'm entering this one into;

Allsorts Challenge - Last Minute Projects - they certainly were!
Papertake Challenge - Red & Green must not be seen.

Monday, 6 December 2010

A Christmas Birthday!

...Well almost! My husband's birthday is on the 12th Dec,so this card is for him from our 2 boys. Initially when I looked at this weeks Friday Sketchers layout, I thought I'd just leave it, but challenges are meant to challenge aren't they, so I got stuck in, & this is the result. Now the stamp is one of my favourites - a 2005 PB called Cat on the moon. So I'm also entering this card into the following challenges;
Oldie But Goodie - Christmas Birthday
PB @ Allsorts - Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder, and if you know me, you'll know that Cats come high on my list of wonderful creatures and obviously things of beauty. I could fill a gallery of cats photos I think they are so lovely!

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Christmas Tree

Just a quickie cause I've spent all weekend carding & I must re-surface into family life! Made this one for the I Love Promarkers Challenge which was Christmas Trees & have done lots of white embossing for behind the image. Jx


Mass production went into full swing this weekend, when my neighbour announced she wanted some of my stuff to go on her sales table at a craft fair next weekend.

By then I thought most people will have bought & sent their Christmas cards, so I thought wallets would be more popular. I've gone for a very simple design & made 4 different types of card, but 20 cards in total. The Crafty Creations Challenge this week is for wallets so I'll enter these into that one. Jx

Holly - Days

...Well it certainly feels like the holidays cause my boys haven't been at school for 7 days now, due to the snow!

The ABC Christmas Challenge had a number of themes this week, but I've gone with the red & green & holly options. My stamp is Anita's & the papers Dovecraft Jolly Happy Christmas. Jx

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Tilda - The Return Of!

Another card using Angel Tilda, this time done in shades of blue for the last Bah Humbug Challenge of the year & using the layout in this weeks Papertake Challenge. Feel like a polititian "fiddling" my expenses here as there's been a bit of flipping on the set layout! If this isn't allowed - appologies now! Jx