Thursday, 30 June 2011

Garden Slumber

Garden Slumber by Penny Black is a lovely Summertime stamp. I've paired it with a lovely LOTV sentiment - a new one to me, so the novelty of using it hasn't worn off yet! Papers are My Mind's Eye.

Allsorts - Lemon & Lime
MAWTT - Here Comes Summer
Card Patterns - Their Sketch
Wags & Whiskers - Summertime. Jx

Monday, 27 June 2011


When my son was little Pingu was one of his favourite books & videos so Alan, I might just send this to you! The stamp is from a clear Anita's set a few years back & the papers by Doodlebug. The lovely snowflakes are cut usingmy new Dynamics dies won from a Papertake challenge sponsored by Dies to Die For. (Thanks guys!) Finally, that little diddy 25th stamp is from LOTV - one of my newest purchases. Jx

Sketch Saturday - Their Sketch
Bah Humbug - Penguins

Nurse Thank-You

I was asked to make this thank you for nurses at our local hospital - thought the Woodware nurse image was perfect for the job. The card used on this one is from our local papermill - The Papeterie, Stoneywood, Aberdeen who I will hopefully visit tomorrow.


Midnight Madness - Their sketch
The Crafty Pad - Bold & Bright.
Sentimental Sundays - Patriotic colours - Union Jack - Red/White/Blue
Stampin Sisters In Christ - Red/ White/ Blue Thank you
Cupcake Inspirations - Inspired by a cupcake picture - I went with the red/white/blue theme.
Designed 2 Delight - Red White & Blue
Stamp Something - Red White & Blue.
Craft Us Crazy - Red/ White/ Blue.

Snowy Snowman

This weeks Christmas card again stars Snowy the lovely PB snowman. Papers are by Craft Creations & colouring by Promarkers. The card is finished off with dew drops & is entering the following challenges;

ABC Christmas
- Monochrome - I chose blues
CHCC - Anything goes
PB@ Allsorts
- Favourite PB stamp - thought I should include a Christmas one in case you don't repeat the challenge at the end of the year. This however was a very hard challenge as I love them all!!!
Weekly Christmas Card Challenge - Die Cuts - Snowy & his mat cut on bug. Jx

Sunday, 26 June 2011


It's a few weeks since Angus last had an outing so I thought I'd better take him out again today. Again, following the sketch at this weeks Sugar Bowl challenge and using a Sugar Nellie stamp, I made this card. Papers - Basic Grey - Max & Whiskers. Jx

Pillow Talk

One of my favourite blog challenges runs fortnightly over at the Sugar Bowl. The current challenge is no exception to this, with another lovely sketch to follow. My only problem with these challenges, is deciding which stamp to use! This time one of my new Sassy stamps seemed to suit the sketch best. Again colouring by Promarkers and embossing done on my bug. Jx

Sugar Bowl Challenge - Their sketch.
The Secret Crafter - Embossing
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes.

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Tread Mill

As soon as I saw this great stamp, I knew I had to buy it. It's from Taylored Expressions,isn't it great! It's called Belated Birthday - Running Late.

So I've made this simple card for friend and am entering it into the following challenges;
MAWTT - Clean & Simple
My Mum's Craft Shop - Card for a male.

Friday, 24 June 2011

AFC Birthday

This card is for an Aberdeen football club fan - can you guess? The image is a Sugar Nellie coloured with Promarkers, the happy birthday panel embossed on my bug & the AFC rosette computer generated. Jx

Ladybug Crafts Inc - Use red - the team colours.
Passion for Promarkers - Parklife - Well who doesn't take a football when they go to the park?
MAWTT - Clean & Simple - thanks Lisa for pointing this out!

Wednesday, 22 June 2011


Poinsettia's are so Christmassy aren't they - that and white roses I'd say! Anyway this card is overboard with Poinsettia's - the Prairy Fairy Digi image, & the papers (Best Creation Inc.) are bursting with flowers, all tied up nicely with an organza ribbon & bow.

Perfect for this weeks Winter Wonderland challenge of flowers. Jx

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Ashley's 18th

This card was made with one of the latest lovely LOTV stamps - I so love these stamps, it's hard picking which to buy, when you want them ALL!

The papers are Doodlebug, the calendar sentiment is also new to me from LOTV & the lace & pearls are from my stash.

Stamp For Fun
- Their layout, although I substituted a large circle for a little un!
LOTV- Bring on the Music - Has to be... Puppy Love!
MAWTT - Inspired by a song - Puppy Love!
Crafty Catz - More than one fold - easel.


Christmas Hedgies

This is the first outing for there little guys, bought is the sales this year. They were perfect for a few of the Christmas challenges this week. Papers are all old bits & bobs of unknown origin so there's not much to say about this one!

Sketch n stash - Their great sketch
ABC Christmas - L for Love + red green & silver
Crafty Ann's - Christmas in June Jx

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Fathers Day - With a Scottish Twist!

It's been a busy card day today, 4 I think, and this last one is another Father's Day one with a very Scottish flavour. The stamp is by Funstamps & as always the Promarkers did their stuff.


Oldie But A Goodie
- Inspired by a country. Scotland - Tartan & thistle.
Party Time Tuesday - Fathers Day


Barry Birthday

Another card for Barry - a DIY guy - just like the Daisy & Dandelion bear! Backing this time, old wall paper, a bit squint & not stuck down at corners.


Crafty Ann's
- More than 1 image, bear, paint & splats.
Lady Bug Craft Inc - Numbers - 30th Birthday
Simon Says Stamp & Show - Distressed & torn edges - the paper has.


Stag Party Card

This is the groom-to-be's card, to go with the previous henny one. Obviously the stag is there cause it's a stag party, (stamp by Heritage Stamp Company.) The backing is made up of embossed squares, & the black & white ribbon is in keeping with that of the wedding. Finally, to add a bit of humour, the speech bubble - "Oh ma heid" - I think their may be a few of them in Benidorm...have fun guys! Jx


Tuesday Midnight Madness
- Their sketch
I Love Promarkers - Black & White + 1 - Brown
Papertake - Dads/Lads
Sweet Stamps - Embossing

Henny Card

This card is made for a Hen Party later on in the year. I bought this PB Chicky Night stamp specially for the job as I thought the image was just perfect. The paper used on this one was Papermania Capsule collection - Lemon Sorbet - won in blog candy from the lovely Kate over on Winter Wonderland as is the ribbon. Finally the flower is Wild Orchid Crafts.

This card was made using the layout on this weeks Sketch Saturday Challenge. As well as this one I'm also entering the following;

PB @ Allsorts - Favourite stamp - Well, current favourite, till I buy another!

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Barry's 30th!

This card was made again using the Beer Tankard image from Digi Stamp Boutique, combined with Doodlebug paper & Kraft cardstock.
I've made the card in an easel style,

& raised elements to add dimension.

I'm entering it in the following;

Allsorts - Recipe - 1 paper, 2 dies & 3 buttons. (Paper Doodlebug, Dies oval & circle.)
Passion For Promarkers - Their sketch.
Stamp Something - Something punched - All corners on tartan paper.
Wags & Whiskers - One For The Boys
Chrisma Cardz - How Old? (30)

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Wintertime Blues

Third card of the day, so I'm very happy! This one is my one a week Christmas card. Papers are Craft Creations & the stamp an Anitas from a cling set a few years ago. Colouring by Promarkers.

CHCC - Wintertime Blues
Pixie Dust Studio - Let's Cool Down - Christmas/ Winter Theme Jx

Teddy Bearing A Gift

My 2nd card today is a Forever Friends bear combined with card stock from our locat papermill, The Papeterie in Stoneywood, Aberdeen. The sentiment is Penny Black & the card is finished with pearls & lace.

The Pixie Cottage
- Their sketch
Bunny Zoe Crafts - Lace

Summer Time Cats

This card is made using a gorgeous PB stamp which I was lucky enough to get an image of. It's called Merci Bouquets & is an oldie, but it's certainly a favourite of mine.

Papers today are a combination of Doodlebug & Tim Coffey. The punched border is Martha Stewart's and the flower by Wild Orchid Crafts.


PB @ Allsorts - Sorry I've missed the last few months ladies, but I'll make up for it this time with the theme of favourite PB Stamps - I have a few!
Sketch Saturday - The great sketch
Papertake - Anything Goes
A Spoonful of Sugar - English Country Garden
Oldie But Goodie - Lots of Layers
Party Time Tuesday - Summer Birthday Cards
Fairy Fun Friday - Summer Fun
Divas By Design - Floral
Stamps R Us - Pets R Us

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Tatty Ted - Birthday

This card was made using the TT stamp which came with this months Do Crafts magazine. I've combined it with Doodle bug polka dot paper & paper to make this card for a friend. Flowers are by Wild Orchid Crafts & colouring done with Promarkers. Jx


Sketch & Stash - their sketch.
The Crafty Pad - Stripes
Crafty Emma - Clean & Simple

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Christmas Pudding

This is one of the first Christmas stamps I bought several years ago, probably from Ebay, but I can't remember. The label is off, but I seem to think it was an Anita's stamp - could be wrong. The papers though are Dovecraft.

To add a bit of dimension to my card I've raised the creamy topping & holly onto pads.

This card is for both the Winter Wonderland Challenge which this week is set on Christmas Food as well as the Bah Humbug Challenge which is our pick. Jx

PS Thanks again Kate for the blog candy!

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Father's Day - Beer

This image is one I got ages ago from Digi Stamp Boutique - one of their monthly freebies. Paper by Paper Cellar & colouring done by Promarkers.

Sweet Stamps - Masculine Card
Lexi's Creations - Father's Day
Crafting For All Seasons - Father's Day
Freshly Brewed Designs - One for The Guys
Digi Stamp Boutique - June Competition

Father's Day - Golf

It's another lovely day here, the sun is out & the sky is blue - it's also a school long weekend so card making is at a minimum so we can do other things.

This golf card is made using a Sugar Nellie stamp I bought last year, combined with a golf ball stamp bought from the US (- no brand or name). I used Paper Cellar - Men 2 paper and as always the image is coloured with Promarkers.

Sugar Bowl Challenge
- Their Sketch
Craft Your Day's Away - Fathers Day
Designed2Delight - Masculine card - no flowers.
Crafty Ann's - Use More Than One Image - Golfer & Golf Balls x4
Crafty Catz - Lots of Circles - Circle image + Golf Balls
Fussy & Fancy - Card For A Male
The Stampman - Boys & Men
Passion For Promarkers - Sporting Marvels Jx