Friday, 27 March 2009

Charisma Cardz - Challenge 12 - MY FAVOURITE THINGS

Hello, this week's challenge at Charisma Cardz is My Favourite Things.

I've recently discovered digital stamps and I think they are great, they definitely count among my favourite crafting things at the moment (alongside nestabilities, which I've used too).

I feel really bad because the download image I have used is a freebie but I can't remember where she came from. If anyone knows where she is from, please can you let me know, so I can give credit where it is due.

I coloured her in using the OMS technique with a set of Rymans own brand pencils and the papers are from Die Cuts with a View. I've also used Sakura clear glaze on the water but this doesn't show on the photograph (in fact I take a pretty poor photograph full stop!). The sentiment is from Clare Curd's Papermania range.

Thank you for looking.

Sunday, 22 March 2009

This is my entry for this week's Stamps and Smiles challenge. The challenge is to follow the sketch provided (see below).

I haven't given much time to crafting this week as my OH has been on holiday and we have been enjoying time as a family - mostly spent in the garden making the most of this great weather.
However, while he was visiting his Mum today today to wish her a Happy Mothers' Day, I thought I would use the time to make a card.

This is my first attempt at using my sewing machine to make a card, and I had great fun!

I've used a Penny Black stamp and coloured it using the OMS technique with a pack of very cheap pencils - I don't know how long the colour will last but I was pleased with the results (it looks brighter in real life!). For the rest of the card I have used Die Cuts with a View cardstock, Anitas Ribbon and nestabilities.
Thank you for looking.

Saturday, 14 March 2009

Charizma Cardz - Challenge No. 10

Hello everyone, I needed to make a card for my sister's OH, it's his 40th birthday toward the end of this month, and I thought I would enter it in this week's Charizma Cardz challenge "Something for the Guys".

I've kept it nice and simple. I used cardstock from my stash, my lovely new nesties, "Round Table" Sizzlits alphabet and swiss dots cuttlebug embossing folder.

Thank you for looking.

Wednesday, 11 March 2009


The current challenge at Truly Scrumptious is to follow the sketch and use hand-made buttons. The heart button I have made by cutting a scallop nestability heart out of shrink plastic, punching two holes and chalking it before heating. I have made a second button by cutting out a flower from a spare piece of paper and coating it with Sakura clear glaze. The card is DCWV, the patterned paper is free from a magazine (sorry, I can't remember which one) and the sentiment is Penny Black.

Here is the sketch. Thank you for looking.

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Hello, I thought I would have a go at this week's Mojo Monday challenge. I'm loving the teddy bears from Cuddly Buddly at the moment, I've coloured this bear using Whispers marker pens. The papers are from a QVC kit (Brenda Pinnick I think). The gems and ribbon I bought from the Range.

Thank you for looking.

Sunday, 8 March 2009

Hello, here is my creation for this week's Charisma Card Challenge No. 9 - Pretty Cards/Pretty Cards for Mum.

I've used a cute teddy clipart from Kim MacFarlane at Cuddly Buddly, which I have coloured using Derwent Aquatone water colour pencils. The papers I've used are from K&Co and Do-Crafts.

Thank you for looking.

Saturday, 7 March 2009

Hi, this is my effort for the My Time To Craft challenge 51.

I needed to make another thank you card following my son's second birthday and love this stamp.

I've used Die Cuts with a View Papers. Cuttlebug Thanks folder, Cuttlebug Bloom dots Folder and Jolly Nations Toddler Bowl stamp. I've used a clear Sakura glaze pen on the bowl.

I hope this is ok for the 'Hat' challenge. Thank you for looking.

Thursday, 5 March 2009

Hello, this is my first ever attempt at a card challege. It is for this weeks Cute Card Thursday challenge which is #50 Wine and Dine.

The daffodils have just come out in my garden this week and they have inspired me to go yellow.

I've used Die Cuts with a View papers and stickers and a penny black stamp from the Bubbly set.

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Hi, I've been looking around at all the wonderful craft blogs and thought I would create one myself. I've also discovered some great sketch challenges and want to have a go - so where better to post than a blog page of my own. Now for some card making to have someting to post!