Saturday, 31 July 2010

My Sketch Notebook

I am forever always noting down sketch & layout ideas for my cards so what better way to keep them all together than to make a cute little notebook! I only have the big rings that came with my Cinch but then this leaves me with the option to add more papers to it! :)
I used one of my fav Penny Black images! I also used one of my fab new Nellie Snellen dies along with the freebie papers from CMPC Magazine. I am so loving MME papers at the mo as you might have guessed by now, lol!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges....
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Receipe
Paper Play Challenges - Anything Goes

Berry Fairy

I was blog hopping and looking at images & stamps yesterday and oh my god i found some amazing ones!! Wow the world of stamping is getting absolutely massive now... woohooo!!!! I found some amazing images at Stitchy Bear Stamps and they have a sale on at the moment too!

I found a couple of amazing images. I will show you the other one later but here is the first card i have made using Berry Fairy....

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.....

Dutch Dare - Anything Goes
Creative Friday - Things With Wings
Simon Says - Dotty

Supplies - Stitchy Bear Stamps, DCWV Paper, Copics, Lace, Primas, Jewels & Mini Message

Friday, 30 July 2010

Cute Wooly Bears

These gorgeous cute bears are from one of the new stamp sets by Kanban. I just love them, they are quite big stamps too so they are quite a bargain really! I made the layout nice & simple but with lots of sparkly glamour dust to make it nice & christmasy!

I decoupaged the bears so they really stand out and made the snowflakes which a gorgeous punch by EK Success.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges....

Just Cute Bears - Bare Necessities
Rosie D's Challenge - All Creatures Great & Small
Creative Inspirations - Animals
Stamp Something - Christmas
Supplies - Kanban Stamps, Kanban Card, Copics, EK Success Snowflake Punch, Lace, Mini Message & Glamour Dust.

Goldilocks but more Brunette Locks!

Don't ya just love Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps?! They are sooooooooooooooo funky! I finally got the chance to play with my new one called Goldilocks! I got mine from Dies To Die For, although i have had it for some time now just haven't got round to creating anything!
I used My Minds Eye papers which are sooo lovely! I think i am going to need more of these papers and NOW, lol. I also used some fab Woodware Paper Flowers to finish it off!
Supplies - Kraftin Kimmie Stamp, My Minds Eye Papers, Copics, Woodware Flowers & Jewels.

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Apple Blossom Farm Tractor

Sorry i haven't posted much this week, everytime i get the chance to make anything it takes forever to do or i have too many ideas to actually make sense lol! I have been creating a few bits n pieces though! Today i made this little card, fab for boys & men in our lives! Every little boy i know loves tractors at some point so... here it is....

I used one of Stamposaurus's Tractor Stamps. I've loved this little cutie stamp for ages and was so pleased to finally get it when i went to Newbury! I have kept the layout nice & simple too so it was a very quick & easy card to make in the end! Most of my cards involve alot of faffing & decisions and changing of mind so it was nice for something to go smoothly!
Supplies - Stamposaurus Tractor Stamp, KI Memories It's A Boy Papers, Promarkers, Ribbon Bow & Mini Message.

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Christmas Cuddle

I totally forgot to post this card yesterday, oopsey! I have been going through my stamp drawers and i found a load of my old Spiral Whisper Stamps which i just love, so i thought i would make something pretty with them! I also got to use my new Martha Stewart Punches!!

As you already know the designer Janet has her own shop now & you can get a very similar design here! You can't tell in the picture but this card is very sparkly! I used lots of lovely glamour dust! It really is the best glitter ever!!

I have some very exciting news to share with you soon, but i can't say just yet!!! Hehe!

I would like to enter this card into the following challges...

Stamptacular Challenge -Christmas
Supplies - Spiral Whisper Stamp, DCWV Papers, Promarkers, Copics, Glamour Dust, Martha Stewart Punches & Jewels.

Monday, 26 July 2010

Gifts For You

This is one of the stamps my OH bought me this weekend! I know its an older Wild Rose Studio design but i have loved it for ages so i thought i must ink it up as soon as i get the chance!

This gorgeous summery paper is by K&Co and is one of those speciality stacks so its adorned with Glitter etc and is soooo beautiful to work with i love it!!!!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges....

Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Crafty Calender Challenge - Summer
Crafty Cardmakers - A Receipe
Digi Doodles - Anything Goes
Craftalicious - Birthdays
Lots To Do - Shapes
Ooh La La - Birthday
Crafty Catz - Summer
Crazy Challenge - Birthdays
Supplies - Wild Rose Studio Stamp, Hero Arts Stamp, K&Co Papers, Copics, Glamour Dust, Martha Stewart Punches, Woodware Flowers & Jewels.

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Mojo Back & A New Card!!

Although it seemed my Mojo has gone it seems to be creaping back in, well just a little bit. I have had a lovely day out and my man bought me some new stamps to play with! They are actually by Kanban but you may recognise the charactor as its the same one available at LOTV and i do love there stamps soo much so had to get this new set!

I used some lovely MME Papers and a lovely big bloom by Woodware! I really need some new Copics or Promarkers in other colours as 50 odd is just not enough, i never seem to have the right colours, especially for shading!

Hopefully my new Martha Stewart punches will arrive soon so it will rekick my crafting mojo back into action :) Here's hoping lol!
Supplies - Kanban Stamps, My Minds Eye Papers, Copics, Woodware Flower & Doodlebug Jewel.

Bird Cage Card

The latest in-thing seems to be birds & bird cages! It's everywhere at the moment, in fashion, in homewear and now craft! I do quite like some of them and i came across this lovely Bird Cage stamp set by Crafty Individuals. Its got tons of little stamps in it, a real bargain!!

I seem to have lost my mojo a bit today as everything seems to be going wrong with my creative side. I very nearly threw it in the bin but i thought no i would show that we can't always get it right everytime, bit like writers block lol. Anyway here is my back to basics simple monochrome card.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges...
Supplies - Crafty Individuals Stamps, DCWV Paper, Nestabilities, Ribbon & Jewels

Saturday, 24 July 2010

Christmas In July!

Well what with QVC having a Christmas in July day i thought i might aswel make something Christmasy too! Well like they say you can never be too early and i do soooo love Christmas! I delved into my stamp drawer and found one of my fav christmas Penny Black girl stamps!

Apparently this stamp also looks like me according to everyone in my house! I do love my knee high boots and i do love to shop so i can kinda seen there point lol. I used my DCVW stack i have had for years, i love it so much though, such funky colours!
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges...
Supplies - Penny Black Stamp, DCWV Papers, Copics, Promarkers, Stickles, Chipboard Corners, Prima Flower & Jewels.

Friday, 23 July 2010

Sick Lily

Here is another Pink Cat Studio creation i have just finished using Sick Lily. I soooo need more of these gorgeous Lily images... love them all and and want them ALL!!!! I finally have used my new Cosmo Cricket paper, you grab yours from Tracey at Dies To Die For, it's so funky and bright, love it. I thought it would be a nice and cheery look for a Get Well Soon Card!

I also decoupaged the image, not that you can tell really in this picture! Looks better IRL!

My little girl also loves these Lily, what good taste she has, lol. She has asked me to help her make a little goodie box to put on her desk, so guess what i am doing this afternoon..!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges....

One Stitch At A Time - Digi Madness
Creative Cottage Challenge - Touchy Feely
Stamp Challenges - Something Flowery
Supplies - Pink Cat Studio 'Sick Lily' Digi Image, Cosmo Cricket Papers, Copics, Prima Winter Got Flowers, Cuttlebug Swirls Embossing Folder, Jewels from qvc & Ribbon from stash.

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Relovin' my PCS Stuff!!

I have always loved Pink Cat Studio stamps since before i stocked them in my old shop a few years back! I love all Melissa's designs they are just so cute n quirky and every image is perfect!I am soooooo pleased they now do Digi stamps which makes it so much more affordable for me and you get to have them straight away - perfect!

I decided to make a stylish Rockstar Girl card using Lily Rockstar, inspired by my daughter who loves all music at the moment!

I used a very simple layout from my card so sketch book i am currently making as i wanted it to look stylish n funky! I love these papers too! They are from an old DCWV Stack called All Dressed Up but lovely n glittery etc. I printed the sentiment on my laptop - can't remember what front but just a usual basic-ish one, off ms word.
I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges:
Supplies - Pink Cat Studio Image, DCWV Papers, DCWV Cardstock, Copics, Promarkers, Ribbon (from stash) & Jewels (from qvc).

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Twilight Easel Box & Book Corner

Sorry i haven't been around for a few days. I have been working on several new projects i can't show you yet, hehe!! I keep seeing these Easel Boxes around on blogs so i decided to have a go & create one! I have just been watching the Twilight films, yes i know years late lol and i love them & am now obsessed! So with this in mind i thought i would create a Twilight inspired Easel Box.

I am going to give this little beauty to my friend's daughter Beth as she absolutely loves Twilight! As you can see i have also made a little Book Corner too! It is the perfect size to fit in the Easel Box drawer too and as i know Beth constantly reads the Twilight books over & over again i thought this would be perfect!!

Seeing as i have never made either of these before i am quite pleased how it turned out! If you want to make your own version this is Beate's Corner Bookmark Tutorial and here is Tammy's Desk Top Calender Tutorial - i just edited out the calender bit as i thought July would be a bit late for that!!

Supplies - Pixie Dust Studio Twilight Digi Stamps, Basic Grey Papers, Copics, Flowers (wild rose studios), Martha Stewart Punch, Scor-pal, Penny Black Wording Stamp & Doodlebug Jewels

Monday, 19 July 2010

Elzybells Storage

Well now that soon we won't be able to buy any more Elzybells Stamps, i thought i would make something nice for them to go into! I was originally thinking a binder of some sort but then i came across a fab treats box by Maria and thought this was ideal for my unmounted ones!

You can put anything in these little holders and they are super easy to make! I think i shall be making a few more of these for my other stamps n things!
Here is my new Elzy box stuffed full of Stamps ready to go on my new craft shelves that i haven't got yet!!
I know its an old Doodlebug paper but i am trying to use up a load of old papers so i can get some brand spankin new ones!! I shall try retake the piccies in the morning as there is not much light here now!
i couldn't find any challenges to enter this into so if anyone knows of any please leave me a comment! :D
Supplies - Elzybells Stamp, Doodlebug Paper, Copics & Promarkers, Martha Stewart Punches, Jewels & Ribbon (American Crafts, it think!)

Winter Snowman

There are so many Christmas themed challenges around at the moment so i though i would get a head start and make one every so often! This was a fab opportunity to ink up one of my latest Penny Black Stamps! It is a older design that they have brought back as unmounted aka Slapstick Stamps! I love it so much work perfectly!!
Now the only problem with starting Christmas stuff early is i have no new Christmas papers so i am having to use up stash i have accumilated over the past few years!! These are old KI Memories papers i had in my old shop! Nice colours though!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges...

Cute Card Thursday Challenge 21 - Get A Head Start
Christmas Cards All Year Round - July
Christmas Stampin Challenge 57 - Bling It Up
Charisma Cards Challenge 28 - Pink
Supplies - Penny Black Stamp, KI Memories Papers, Martha Stewart Punch, Copics, Prima Flowers & Leaves, Jewels, Stickles & Mini Message.

Cards For Men Challenge 15 - A Receipe

I am so excited that i was chosen to be on Donnas Design Team at Cards For Men and today is the launch of our fortnightly challenge, my first DT challenge for them!

This fortnights challenge is a Receipe - 1 Image, 2 Papers & 3 Embellishments.

We are lucky to be sponsored by the fabby One Stop Card Crafts and they are giving away a £10 Voucher to spend in there online shop!

Also for the duration of the challenge they are giving all entrants 10% off your order on there website! Make sure you enter the code CFM2010 at the checkout!
Here is my take on it...

Please make sure you nip over to the Cards For Men blog to check out all the other Design Team creations - loads of fabulous inspiration there! Just remember you must enter a male themed card too!
The challenge ends on August 1st so you have plenty of time to enter!
Supplies - Lilyboo Digi Image, Basic Grey Archaic Papers, Copics & Promarkers, Martha Stewart Punch & Dew Drops

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Not my usual kinda cards..

I have had quite a busy time over the weekend so not had much time for crafting and when i have in the evening i have been so exhuasted. With this in mind i decided to do a bit of theraputic decoupage, although this did result in a blister on my thumn lol - take about intricate! Anyway here are my latest very simple and not my usual kinda cards....
I quite like the coffee one but not sure about the teapot one! I just think they are a bit too simple for my liking, lol. But can't have it always can we!!
Supplies - House Mouse Decoupage, Doodlebug Papers, Bazzill Cardstock, Doodlebug Jewels, Papermania Flowers & Ribbon.

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Rae With Journal

Well what can i say, i absolutely love Mo Mannings designs! I have been asked to do a few more Teen & up cards so these girly images are fabulous for that! This one is called Rae With Journal and i think it is one of my favorite images!

Sorry i have been using these papers again! You must be getting fed up of them, but i love them! Lissy said this image looks like me, thats why i did her hair brown, so it would look more like a older version of her rather than me, lol.
Supplies - Mo Manning 'Rae With Journal', GCD Papers, Copics & Promarkers, Martha Stewart Punch, Jewels & Stickles

Friday, 16 July 2010

Elzybells Summer Easel Card

I, like many was so sad to hear that Elizabeth has decided to close Elzybells! I have loved her cute little designs for years. I was one of the original Design Team members when she launched her new look website in 2008 so really sad to see her go :(. I did of course have to buy a few last stamps and they came yesterday! I just had a little play around and made an easel card! Lissy chose all the papers & colours for me, bless her!

I can't believe how easy & simple these cards are to make!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;

Papertake Weekly Challenge - In The Garden
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge - Summer Days
Sir Stampalot - Lazy Hazy Days Of Summer

Supplies - Elzybells Stamp, Papermania Sentiment Stamp, My Minds Eye Papers, Prima Got Flowers, Doodlebug Jewels, Copics & Promarkers.

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Sumpin's Wrong

I have always loved Mo Mannings designs and i absolutely LOVE this design called Sumpin's Wrong! I have seen it around for a while and i really wish i had got it at Newbury in rubber, but for now i will use the Digi Image! It is great as you can resize it to whatever size!

Now i had a bit of a dilema last night! One of my all time favorite copic skin colours totally ran out! I managed to just about finish this image off but i would have 3D'd the image but now i have to wait until i go to town to get another one!!
I didn't really have any DP that matched or went well so i chose to keep it simple and use good old Bazzill & DCWV Cardstock! Normally i find the papers first then colour the image to match but well i tried it the other way round lol.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Supplies - Digital Pencil Too Image 'Sumpin's Wrong', Bazzill Cardstock, DCWV Cardstock, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Prima Flowers & Jewels

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Butterfly Bear

How cute is this bear dressed up as a butterfly!! As soon as i saw it i new i had to have it! It is of course one of Lilyboo's fabulous designs and you can grab yours for free too here! She has loads of other freebies too so definately worth a look!!

I kept it nice and simple to show off the main image as i think it's just so cute! I used the sketch over at Just Cute Bears this week and teamed it up with the gorgeous My Minds Eye papers that were free in Cardmaking & Papercraft i got last week! I can definately see me using these papers alot!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges...

Just Cute Bears - Challenge 25 Sketch
By The Cute & Girly - Challenge July Warm Summer Days
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 120 Schools Out For Summer

Flutterby Wednesday - Challenge Anything Goes
Dare U 2 Digi - Challenge 41 Great Outdoors

Supplies - Lilyboo Designs Image, My Minds Eye Papers, Copics, Promarkers, Prima, Jewels & Stickles.

A Flower For You

Sorry it's been such a long time since my last post! I have had a very hectic weekend and when i have had a few mins spare i have been working on Design Team stuff that your not allowed to see just yet lol! Jasmine has been quite poorly bless her so she has been spent alot of the day sleeping so i have managed to catch up on the latest challenges!

Here is my latest card...

I finally got my mits on some new papers and i just love these by GCD Designs! They are gorgeous and such a nice texture to them too!!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges....

Penny Black Saturday - Challenge 109 Sketch
Totally Papercrafts - Challenge 24 Swirls & Pearls

Supplies - Penny Black Stamp, GCD Designs Papers, Martha Stewart Punch, Wile Orchid Crafts Rose, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Papermania Jewels & Pearls, Stickles, Copics, Coloursoft Pencils & Mini Message.

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Christmas In July!

I absolutely love Christmas and i so love making Christmas cards & gifts. I thought i would start early making the odd Christmas card here and there even though i don't really have much Christmas stash at the moment, it's always good to use up the old bits to make room for new bits :)

I made this with the stamp my partner bought me at Newbury at the weekend, he reckons it looks like me, lol! It's another gorgeous Penny Black stamp of course, i love there cute charactors!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges....

Christmas Cards All Year Round - July Challenge
Winter Wonderland - Punch It Out
The Corrosive Challenge - Challenge 71 Christmas Time
Fussy & Fancy Friday Challenge - Challenge 14 Christmas In July

Supplies - Penny Black Stamp, Dovecraft Papers, Bazzill Cardstock, Copics, Stickles, Martha Steward Punch, Prima Flowers & Mini Message.

Kitty xx

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Kiki Challenge Card

It's been a bit of a gloomy day here so far so what better reason do we need to craft!?!! I finally have got round to using my new Kiki image from Pollycraft Designs! I just can't get enough of these lovely little designs!

I have decoupaged Kiki so she really stands out & went for a really bright unusual colour scheme to cheer me up! I've had this paper for ages so it's great to finally put it to great use! I finally used my new Martha Stewart Punch which i have been dying to incorporate into one of my new cards! I'm so glad it punches through Bazzill Cardstock with ease!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;

Just Cute Bears Challenge 24 - Decoupage

Truly Scrumptious Challenge 36 - How Does Your Garden Grow & Sketch

Craftalicious Challenge 3 - Cute

Incy Wincy Designs - Punches

Totally Paper Crafts Challenge 23 - One For The Girls

Supplies - Pollycraft Kiki Digi Stamp, MAMBI Chester Paper, Martha Stewart Deep Edge Punch, Bazzill Cardstock, Pebbles Inc Rub Ons, Copics & Letraset Pens, Felt Flourish.

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Martini Nikki

Firsty, i have some good news! I got picked for the Cards For Men Design Team!!!! I am very excited to be on a DT once again & this will challenge me to make more mens cards, thank you Donna for choosing me! This is just the confidence boost i need right now :)

Here is my card for today. I made this one using a new stamp called Martini Nikki This part of the Nikki & Friends range i bought at Newbury, by Ladybug Crafts Ink. Love this range, i am definately gonna have to get more as they are so brilliant to work with!

Supplies - Ladybug Crafts Ink Martini Nikki, Stemmar Paper, Bazzill Cardstock, Printed Sentiment, Nestabilities, Copics, Promarkers, Stickles, Cutttlebug Embossing Folder, Jewels & Ribbon

Kitty xx

Monday, 5 July 2010

Maurice Challenge Card

Whilst Jasmine was napping today, i quickly whipped up this little creation using the new Maurice Digi Stamp from Pollycraft Designs.

I would like to enter this card into the Pollycraft Monday Challenge Sketch 51. It is a fab sketch this week so go on and enter your design and you could win 10 Digi Stamps of your choice!!!

Supplies - Maurice Ready For Work Digi Stamp, Papermania Papers, Copics & Mini Message.

Stash Shopping & Pirate Cuthburt

Sorry for not posting for a while, i have had a very busy few days with my girls!

Of course yesterday i was busy stash shopping at Newbury :) It was a good show, not as good as some years as a few of my favorite stalls weren't there this time however i still managed to get most of what i needed - apart from papers, which was the one thing i needed!! I had run out of lots of boring things like card blanks, double sided tape, foam pads etc so i stocked up on those. I did get a few stamps but not as many as i would have liked due to lack of funds! I did get a few martha stewart punches which i was after but blimey they are so pricey!! I had forgotten how expensive all this crafting malarky is, lol!

Here is a card i made over the weekend using one of my new Cuthburt images from Pollycraft Designs - i just love this range its soooo cute!!

I love these new Papermania papers, fabulous for male cards! I coloured the image using my lovely copics i also used them to colour my mini message to make it coordinate a bit better!

Supplies - Papermania Hampton Papers, Pollycraft Designs Digi Stamp, Copics, Buttons, Mini Message.

Wild Orchid Crafts Blog Launch Candy

Wild Orchid Crafts are launching there own Challenge Blog on the 11th July and to celebrate the launch and fabulous new design team they are offering all us crafters the chance to win a fantastic huge amount of candy - looks loads of lush flowers n things!!
Now i have not long discovered them but i do already have a few bits n pieces from them and they are lovely gorgeous flowers and i will be ordering more very soon!!!
If you want the chance to enter there blog candy competition, pop on over to the challenge blog and find out what to do.

Kitty xx

Friday, 2 July 2010

Bunnies & Bears

I just couldn't wait to ink up my new LOTV Stamps so whilst i had a bit of time, i managed to create two cards for a change! There stamps produce such a clear impression, i am so gonna get some more of these babies as i do love there designs.

I do need more copic colours and more new papers so this is the best i could come up with, until i go stash shopping on Sunday!

Supplies - Lili Of The Valley Stamps, Making Memories Papers, Cosmo Cricket Papers, Copics, Martha Stewart Punch, SU Punch, Mini Messages, Flowers, Button & Gems

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Another Challenge Card

Wow, two posts in one day!!! Shocking , lol!

Here is a card i just made whilst Jasmine was napping! I have made this card for the following challenges :

Dare U 2 Digi Stamp Challenge 40 - Blooms & Butterflies
Pollycraft Designs Challenge 50 - Pinkalicious
Stamp With Fun Challenge 65 - Birthday

I used one of my all time favorite charactors from Pollycraft Designs. You can't tell to much in the picture but i have used lots of glitter to make it pretty and sparkle! The Flower is glittered, as is her dress and also added extra glitter to the butterflies.

Supplies - Pollycraft Designs Tiddly Wings, Papermania Paper, Copics, Stickles, Jewels, Pebbles Inc Rub Ons, K&Co Adhesions, Bazzill Cardstock

Kitty xx

Froggy For You Challenge Card

Well yesterday was exciting, the postman turned up with a load of parcels!!! Two were crafting goodies - new stamps from LOTV & also some flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts!! So hopefully i will get to play with them tonight & tomorrow. Jasmine has been up since 5am (yawn) so i'm already nackered!!!

Here is today's card....

I used one of the Friday Freebies over at Pollycraft Designs, i just think he is sooo cute!! You can grab him here. I've just seen the new releases today so i think i might have to get a few! This of is my first attempt at using these roses, i need a couple of leaves then it will be even better!!

Only a few days to go until Newbury Artstamps Show, yay! I am hoping to get some new bits n bobs, especially new papers which i am seriously lacking, then next week it will be create, create, create!! I have missed my crafting the past few months and what better excuse to shop 'because i need the latest stash' lol.

I would like to enter this card into the A Spoon Full Of Sugar Challenge 110 Animal Crackers

Supplies - Pollycraft Designs Freebie Frog, Copics, GinX Papers, Roses from Wild Orchard Crafts, Stickles, Jewels & Mini Message

Kitty xx



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