Monday, 29 August 2011

Wedded Bliss

Tonight's card is made for a friend, who's niece is getting married in November.

The card had to include snowflakes & a black & white tartan ribbon to meet my friends spec! So it meets that one, and it also meets the Papertake Challenge spec of Dies to Die For. I had to enter this challenge using my snowflake dies, cause a few months ago, I was lucky enough to win the Papertake challenge when Dies to Die For sponsored it, and these were the dies I picked as my prize. Thanks Tracy. As well as snowflakes, the hearts & flowers are also die cuts & I used my nesties for the circles.

Later I made a box for the card too - here it is; Jx


This is an older Sugar Nellie stamp of mine, but I do still like him.
Today I've used him for the Sugar Bowl challenge using their lovely sketch, along with The Tuesday Throwdown Challenge of Dimension & texture. Jx


Another Cupcake thank you - this time for Craft Your Days Away again using my Hero Arts Stamp & Dovecraft papers. Jx

Very Scottish

The challenge over on Glitter Geeks this week is around the world...can you guess where my card is from? Very Scottish I'd say, with that Funstamps thistle mounted on the Scotland flag. Jx

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Snow Joy

This cute little fella is a PB hedgehog called Snowy Joy, & after having fun last week with my all white skiing hedgehog I thought I'd try a similar card with this snowballing hedgie.

I'm not sure if this has photographed too well, but the idea is the embossed snow scene is the backdrop to my snowy peak, which hedgie has just rolled off! As there isn't much colour in this one I've added Stickles to the edges for that frosty feel.

Passion For Promarkers - No papers, colouring done with Promarkers.
Crafty Ann's - It Will Be All White On The Night.
Wags n Whiskers - Outdoors Fun
CHCC - Build it Up.
Designed2Delight - Christmas For A Child
Sweet Stamps - White on White Jx

Her Name Was Lola

I'm showing my age now, but I did like this song by Barry Manilow, and it introduces my new Victoria Case stamp, also called Lola very nicely!

So she's coloured with Promarkers & the papers are Doodlebug. Combined with that I've added some lace & card candi.

This card follows the layout in this weeks Simon Say's Stamp Challenge. Jx

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Late Arrival

In true baby fashion, this one missed it's due date! My card was made using the Sugar bowl sketch, but collection closed before I had time to finish it! Never mind I'll still get it in for the following challenges;

Fab n funky - Monochromatic - I chose Blues
Freshly Brewed - Embossing - The hearts
Deep Ocean Challenge - Light Blue Jx

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Jelly Pip

Jelly Pip is one of the many newly released stamps by Sugar Nellie this summer, & it's the first time I've used her. I really love this image, & have coloured her with Promarkers, then used Basic Grey Urban Prairie papers, ribbon, twine & a button to complete the card.

Sugar Bowl
- Sketch - 2nd Entry.
KB Cute Monday - Twine
Tuesday Throwdown - Dimension & Texture Jx

More Cupcakes

Another cupcake thank you, this time for the where the prize is some lovely Funky Kits Stamps.

The image is Hero Arts, I've paperpieced the cupcake case, coloured the image with Promarkers & added a ribbon & bow. Papers are by Dovecraft.

Stamp Something - Thank you Jx

Sitting Pretty

This is the first Gorjuss stamp I bought, & still a favourite. She's coloured with Promarkers & combined with Papermania Creative Tones papers.

Glitter Geeks - Their great sketch.

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Yummy Cupcakes

You'd think I'd got nothing better to do than make cards today! I did manage a spot of gardening this afternoon...but now, another card! Actually I think I'm catching up for all the cards I didn't make this past week and a bit as I've had a yukky cold which went into sinusitis. Better now though, YIPEE!

So, back to the card. It uses a Hero Arts cling stamp and some Dovecraft paper.

It's for the following challenges;
Cupcake Craft Challenge - their sketch, & I think there should be added points for being sooo cupcake!
Do You Stack Up - Thank You
Top Tip Tuesday - Thank You
Simon Says Stamp - Food & Drink


Full Steam Ahead

...that will be me with the housework once this is uploaded!
I've so loved making this card, & I'm very pleased with the end result. I think I've seen similar cards on Kath's blog, so thanks Kath for the snowy slopes idea.

So this card uses the lovely Exhilarating stamp, coloured with Promarkers, and a snowy embossing folder, & that's it!
I'm entering it into the following challenges;
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Touchy Feely - Embossing, torn edges & flock.
PB@ Allsorts - Free & Easy
The Secret Crafter - Christmas is Coming
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes.
Christmas Inspiration - Clean & Simple
A Gem of A Challenge - Wow
Just Some Lines - Embossing
Moving Along With The Times - Flashback Week - A project you are proud of. Last year I tried and failed several times with WoW cards, but I can now say, this is one I'm proud of!

Christmas Lights

When I saw this weeks Winter Wonderland challenge of Light It Up and a card requiring Christmas lights, I thought of one set of stamps - it just had to be Fluffles the cat. I have two Christmas stamps with Fluffles & lights, here's the first as you can only enter one card, but as I couldn't decide which stamp to use, there will be a second added!

The image is stickled & the lights coloured & glazed, gems have been added, and more Christmas branches cut with my Nellie die. Can't tell you of the papers origin though, a very old single sheet is all I know! Jx

PS Here is card 2...think I prefer it to the one I entered but never mind! I'm entering it into the CHCC this week. It's not one layer but I think is would count as CAS.

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Be One Traveller

Well I've just managed to make today's card before anyone else is up. The cats have been and gone, & one of them has brought me in a little present - how kind!

This card uses another of my favourite Sugar Nellie stamps. She's coloured with Promarkers and set on Doodlebug papers. Now the lovely white ribbon was bought on our recent holiday in Germany, (along with a fet other crafty bits) & the flower is made using my Marianne Dies.

This one is for the following challenges;

Sugar Bowl Challenge
- Their sketch
Moving Along With The Times - Fantasy
Papertake - Grow Your Own - Flowers using Dies
Addicted To Stamps - Anything Goes.

...and here she is herself, my little hunter, messing about on the open velux - as you do!


Saturday, 13 August 2011

Relaxing Doggie

I wish I'd had my camera this morning - it wasn't relaxing dog, more like relaxing cat. Tommy our white moggy was catching some rays on the tarmac blissfully enjoying the heat, stretched out all his length with not a care in the world. A bit like this PB dog really.

So, this simple card uses 2 PB stamps, some brown wrapping paper, and a paw stamp free from Andrex! I'm entering it into the following challenges;

Cards For Men
- Clean & Simple
Sketch n Stash - Their sketch
Oldie But A Goodie - Great Outdoors - well he has to be to catch the sun!
PB@Allsorts - Free & Easy


Melody's Trying On Another Outfit!

I stamped out Melody a few times when I last used her & have decided to try her in a number of hair/dress combo's. This card is bordering on monochrome and uses Papermania paper, ribbons & a LOTV circular sentiment. It's for the following challenges;

Tuesday's Midnight Madness
(MMSC 116)- Their sketch
Crafty Catz - Embossing
Crafty Ann's - Scallops/Fancy Borders - on sentiment & below image.
Passion For Promarkers - Can you enter 2x? If not sorry won't do it again!


Tuesday, 9 August 2011


I love this stamp from Crafts & Me. I bought it a while back, & she's worn a few shades however this is the first time I've dressed her in red, which is the theme for this weeks Allsorts Challenge. So she's coloured with Promarkers, papers are Basic Grey, & the flowers, Wild Orchid Crafts. Circular sentiment by LOTV. Jx
Crafts & Me - Anything Goes
Sir Stampalot Challenge - Whatever You Fancy
Allsorts - Red
Passion For Promarkers - Diva's with Glamour & Glitter
Ladybug Crafts Inc - Favourite Stamp - Well one of them anyway!

Monday, 8 August 2011

Royal Greetings

This is my first use of this little stamp, bought in the sales last year. She's coloured with Promarkers, then some snowy flock was added. The card is set on CB snowflake embossed panels.

This card meets a number of challenges, including;
PBSC - Anything Goes
PB@Allsorts - Free & Easy
Fussy & Fancy - Christmas in July
Bah Humbug - White on White
Winter Wonderland - White on White
CHCC - Black & White + one other colour - I chose Red. Jx

Sunday, 7 August 2011


Today has been a crafty day...can you tell? It's rained pretty much all day, so I thought I'd spend the day catching up on challenges. This is my 3rd card for the Sugar Bowl Challenge, quite different from the other two and made for a friend who wanted a green football card for a Celtic supporter. Jx

Good Old Hamish

Just because there are so many good new Sugar Nellie stamps, doesn't mean we should forget the old! Here's Hamish, same sketch for the Sugar Bowl Challenge, but with Basic Grey papers & a tartan ribbon. Jx

Strike A Pose

The latest release of Simply Sassy stamps by Sugar Nellie had some great images. One of my favourites was this one, Strike a Pose.

I've used it in the current Sugar Bowl Challenge, following their sketch, and including lace which was the theme. Paper by Papermania.

Also, Stampin For the Weekend - Spots & Dots Jx

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Corryhabbie Hill

At The Start

Yesterday we climed Corryhabbie Hill in the Cairngorms. A hill of 781m. Today my blistered feet ache, but we had a lovely day yesterday & it was great to be enjoying the Scottish scenery right on our doorstep. It was lovely weather from start to finish making visibility brilliant at the summit. Thanks to my brother John for taking us on our great day's climbing.

At The Summit

Monday, 1 August 2011

Christmas Rush!

You'd think it had just turned 1st Dec not 1st Aug the rush I've had to make this card! It's been a few weeks since I did a Christmas one, so I thought I best play catch up!

It's for the following challenges too ;
Papertake Weekly - Sketch
CHCC - Festive Food
Sweet Stampin - Christmas In July
Fussy & Fancy - Christmas in July
Crafty Catz - Christmas in July
ABC Christmas - Older Christmas Stamp - One of my early ones from a few years back
Crafty Creations - Christmas Jx