Saturday, 28 June 2008

Another card made with a Tilda image. This time I have sat her on a flower (from Poppicrafts). The paper came from my stash - think it came with a Papercraft Essentials magazine at some point. The ribbon came from Poppicrafts too and the little ribbon slide I picked up a pack in a pound shop ages ago - with loads of them in - but hadnt found a use for them. The sentiments have been done on the computer.

Friday, 27 June 2008

Been having a play with some new Tilda's this week. I couldnt bring myself to liking these little characters before now, but thought I would try them and see how I get on - oh boy aren't they great. I did this one - I love the dress thought I would give her a polka dot one by adding some peel off dots. The Ribbons, flowers and clip are from Poppicrafts, the background paper is Doodlebug Bubblegum Stripe and Tilda has been coloured with watercolour pencils and given her some glittered wings.

While having a surf last night I found the Tilda & Co Challenge Blog, and as their theme for the weeks is Dotty (as Described below), I thought I would give it a go x

This weeks challenge is............

We gone Dottie!!
Would love to see the Use of Dots on your work this week,
So grab all things Dottie and get creative

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

This weeks challenge over on A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge Blog is Checks Galore -using any type of check paper Ribbon or Brads, ect somewhere on the design.

I have used Hamish with his tractor - had to make a Christening card so thought this would do two things at once! I have paper pieced his dungarees in pale blue check - it doesn't show up on the photo really well. Have layered the image onto some blue bazzill cardstock and used some dotted ribbon from Poppicrafts. The brad comes from Poppicrafts too. The striped background paper is Doodlebug Striped Sweater 12x12 paper, and the dark blue check and other blue have come from my stash. The sentiment has been done on the computer. Have used some white peel off dots on the sentiment tabs.

Monday, 23 June 2008

The days are flying by. Summer holidays are approaching - need to get in lots of crafting time before all the crafting is put on hold while the children are home for 6 weeks. Hopefully we wont get too much rain this summer and then we will be able to enjoy the great outdoors!
A waterfall card (made it a while back). The background embossing has been done using the Fiskars shapeboss, and the waterfall pieces have been made using black and white cardstock. Have used peeloff butterflies to make the toppers.

Sunday, 22 June 2008

It has been a busy week - I have made some cards which have been commissioned ones (forgot to take photos - big mistake), still will have to make the same ones again sometime and remember to take pictures. My little one celebrated his 4th birthday on Wednesday - its amazing how he suddenly became a "big boy" overnight. The things that he can do now because he is a "big boy" - how cute! We decided to take him to Toys r us to let him choose his presents - and yes it was a good idea - once we persuaded him that he already had fire trucks, and other trucks and tractors etc so he needed to get something different - ok so he chose a scooter!

Now about the card - Lola Rose from Pink Petticoats ocassions images - I have enlarged her and used water colour pencils to colour the image. The papers are from my stash, the scalloped circle made using a scallop punch, circle punch, acetate and foam pads. Have used the daisy punches again too - brilliant way of using up all those scraps.

Oh and Poppicrafts have a sale on over on their website - 15 % off their already brilliant prices so time to stock up on those fabulous ribbons, brads and flowers - Hurry though as it ends tonight!

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

The Birthday party on the weekend went really well (a little stressful), but a birthday party wouldnt be a birthday party without a little stress. We had a magician - Magic Kev to do some entertainment- he was brilliant and the children really enjoyed his performance (the mums and dads did too of course). I made the pirate ship cake for my little one as promise. Had a plan in my head of how I wanted it, but wasnt sure if I could actually do it - However I was pleased with the outcome. The cake is chocolate (Victoria Sandwich) which has been filled with Dark Chocolate Fudge icing. (Recipe to follow)

Monday, 16 June 2008

A Spoon full of Sugar Blog's Challenge for the week was to produce a card using three brads or buttons, two patterned papers and a flower. I have using a patterned paper for the background (from stash), Pink Petticoat paper which I have used to paper piece the flower and watercan on Sweet Art Ebony and the daisy punches to make a layered flower. I have used three buttons on mine.

Friday, 13 June 2008

It has been a busy few days. I have a birthday party coming up for my little son and it all seems to be catching up with me over the last day or two - begining to stress myself about the food - too much or not enough - still have to make a birthday cake yet (a pirate ship). Deciding to go with the savoury choice for the party food and limiting the sweet options (but wondering if it will backfire on me). Haven't even placed any sweets between the layers of the pass the parcel paper - am I being mean or what?

Having a go at the Sugar Nellie Stamps again - oh so addictive!! Here I have paper pieced the flower and the watering can using Pink Petticoat papers. The other papers for the background and the flowers have come from my stash - although I think they have come with the Papercraft Essentials magazines at some point. The sentiment comes from Craftwork Cards.

Thursday, 12 June 2008

Pink Petticoat from Lola's Occasion image stamps. I have used watercolour pencils to colour the image and layered it onto Bazzill cardstock. The background paper came free with Papercraft Essentials magazine. The Scalloped circle filled with confetti has been made using a scalloped circle punch, and then using a circle cutter to remove the inner circle. I have used acetate to cover the scallop circle and layer up with foam pads, before dropping in the heart confetti. The sentiment was done on the computer and then attached to the back of the scallop heart.

I have finally managed to fit in some crafting time and had a play with this Sugar Nellie, Hamish stamp. I have used an assortment of Dovecraft papers in masculine colours, along with a few daisies too, using various other papers. I really couldn't decide if I should keep the masculine theme or make it femine, in the end Idid a bit of both - will soon find some recepient, who will want to adopt this adorable little guyx

Sunday, 8 June 2008

Here is Sugar Nellie Maggie (again). I really do love this stamp. I have stamped her on watercolour paper, paper pieced her dress with Pink Petticoat papers and coloured her hair and shoes with ordinary pencil and marker. The background papers are all Pink Petticoat. The flower is from my stash - although have you seen the fab flowers over on Poppicrafts (I haven't ordered from them - well not yet, but working on it), but their flowers are to die for. I do have Birthday Hamish stamp too - waiting for tomorrow to have a little play x

Friday, 6 June 2008

This is my first challenge using Sugar Nellie Stamps on A Spoon full of Sugar Blog. The Challenge this week was to use the following 3 colours on your cards Pink, Blue and Green (any shades) plus you could also use flesh colour and a little bit of brown for hair or Animals. I love the Sugar Nellie stamps and really enjoyed making this card. The Papers came free with Papercraft Essentials magazine and I also used the daisy punches for the flowers. I have used watercolour pencils to colour in the stamped image

A Christening card for a baby boy made using a template I drew. The papers are from my stash - I think they came free from Papercraft Essentials Magazine. Have added some faux stitching and some buttons.

Monday, 2 June 2008

Its approaching Father's Day and again it's time to get down to making those more difficult man themed cards. However as I am such a big fan of Sugar Nellie, I decided to use Sweet Art Ebony with her flower to make a card which is going to a father from his little five year old girl. As I also wanted to incorporate some masculine colours, I have used blue and green bazzill cardstock and some blue and green striped ribbon.