Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Just Magnolia

I am loving these Magnolia stamps and will be chuffed when I get a bigger collection of them.I still have a very long way to go with blending the colours. but hey practice practice practice .
Today I decided to have ago at the sketch over at Just Magnolia
This is the sketch we had to follow

Here's my card

Magnolia school book Tilda
Papers Shades of summertime from elementalpixie
Copic pens
Ash branch punch by
Spellbinders Nestabilities labels 4
Spellbinders Shapeabilities Fancy Tags
Flowers,ribbons and pearls from my stash.

Monday, 25 January 2010

Fairymoon Sketch 3

well here we are Sketch 3 . This one is follow a sketch and also a valentine Theme.

My take on this Sketch

Ingredients used
Papers by Craft Creations Ltd,Hearts White on Red ,Red on White.
Red ans White card from my stash.
Embossing board for hearts
Ribbon from Do Crafts

All the above can be Purchased from Fairymoon Crafts
Fairymoon crafts blog
Fairymoon crafts Website

Sunday, 24 January 2010

Forgotten Stamp and a Sketch

Quixotic challenge 10 ink up an old stamp. We had to get out an old stamp that’s not be used for a long time, or one we have purchased and never used.
Also I followed a sketch on Sketch Saturday.

So after getting out all my rubber stamps........... no I haven't got that many still quiet new to rubber stamping.Between my favorites I had a choice between 3 Sarah Kay stamps that haven't been out of my draw in ages, or a Penny black which has never been used. I know I should have used the penny black, But Sarah Kay won.

Papermania capsule Aqua papers
Both shades of blue card are scraps from my stash
Sarah Kay precious Moments clear stamp,
Best wishes rubber stamp(also not been used in a while)
Copic Pens BG01,10,09. Y00,02,21. BV08. E001,E35. B29,24.00

This Card is being entered into
Quixotic Challenges Ink up an old Stamp
Sketch Saturday Sketch

Friday, 22 January 2010

Delightful Sketches 15

After doing a Blog Hop yesterday on Digital Delights
I also came across the Delightful Sketches blog, so decided to give it ago.
Here's the Sketch and my take of it....

Image Cappuccino Pippin from Freebie Friday
Basic Grays papers
Nestabilities- Labels 4
Copic Pens
Ribbons and flowers from my stash.

Monday, 18 January 2010

I'm on a Design team & Fairymoon Sketch 2

Well its now official I am on the design team for Fairymoon Crafts Blog.
They have a craft shop based at Phillimore Garden Centre, Melbourn. They have been open a Year next month. This little shop is run by Mandy and Pina. They have come along way since opening last year and are both very helpful.
Anyway every fortnight they will be posting sketch and in between the sketches they will be posting tutorials. so pop over and have alook.Please take part in the sketches. Will be great to see what others come up with.
This is the sketch for this week....

Here's mine, I have moved some of the bits around to the sketch....

Ingredients used:-
Papermania capsule sunshine
K&Company designer pad Roam
Magnolia Tilda
Spellbinders Nestabilities labels 4
papermanina and prima flowers
Ash branch punch by
Paper mania brads
Copic pens, YR00,02,04. Y00,02,06, E21,35,00.
Distress Ink spiced Marmalade.
All the above can be purchased at Fairymoon Crafts

Hope you like my take on the sketch. Please don't forget to go and take alook and even join in on the sketches on Faiymoon crafts blog, or even go and have alook at Fairymoon crafts website

Monday, 11 January 2010

Just Magnolia

Not sure if I have ever entered a challenge here or not. But decided to give it ago, as this challenge had to have some pleated papers on it. you can find a tut for pleating paper on Just magnolia
Also this is the first time I have made an easel card as well.

closer view of the paper pleating, although this still isn't that clear. due to the pattern on the paper.

close up of the front of card

Will be so nice when the better weather comes as then the photos will turn out better. The amount of photos I take of one card in this horrid daylight is amazing.
Anyway for this card.....
Magnolia image coloured with copic pens, Papermania capsule heather papers,butterfly punch,nestie die,Flowers from stash.

Been on a low

This weekend has been a horrid weekend. And I hope people are right when they say it does get better. Yesterday was the 1st Anniversary of losing my Dad. I think it has been playing on my mind for the last week. But Saturday was hell. To be honest I didn't think it would get me like it did. Was awake early, and everything that happened that day just keep going over and over in my mind. Three times I went to go to the shops and then to my mum's, it was tears that stopped me each time. Eventually pulled myself together and went. Spent a nice few hours with mum, we didn't do much but chat and then walked round to my nan's and caught up with her and my grandad. we had a love chin wag and put the world to rights.
By the time I got home I had a horrid headache and then curled up on sofa and slept for an hour. Yesterday went to mums for an hour as that's our normal Sunday morning routine , came home and cooked dinner and again had a few tears. had a little nap as I had that horrid headache again.
Had a nice chat on the phone with my mum in the evening we both had a few tears. and said dad would be telling us we are being silly s***s.
Miss my Dad big time, I know he is up there somewhere watching over us.
My Dad.

This is my card.....

Papermania capsule papers Aqua and ribbon also by papermania,Nesties scallop, oval and label Dies,Magnolia image coloured with Copic Pens, flowers from stash.

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Create4fun challenge

Never had ago at one of create4fun challenges before.
Had to follow a sketch.which can be found on the above link. I am not so sure about the leaves I have used on this card.But otherwise happy with the outcome.

Papers from my stash cant remember who's they are.
Cuttlebug embossing folder,Oval nestie. I didn't have no blue flowers so just coloured some blue with my copic pens. magnolia coloured with copic.

Monday, 4 January 2010

Sketch Saturday

Well I am doing well. Another card made today. I said I would like to try and post a card a day, but this is good for me to post two.
This card I have made for Sketch Saturday
Sorry the picture isn't that good wrong sort of light .

Digi Stamp Cuddly Buddly Annie sitting.
Coloured with Copic pens.
Papers from basic grey
Flowers,Ribbons from stash.

First card for 2010

Well actually I lie it isn't my first.It's my second as I made a sympathy card on Saturday for a friend who lost her dad on new year day.
This card I made following a Sketch from Fairymoon crafts blog

papers from daisyd's Boston flourish and basic greys,curved rectangles nesties, cuttlebug vintage die, red ribbon, and flowers from my stash, and copic pens.Also the little pearls I rescued from Christmas crackers couple of years ago.

Now I have made this card maybe I will get myself organised and get wedding invitations samples done, as that's what I am meant to be doing.

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Blog Hop

Whimsy Stamps have a blog hop going on at the moment. You just have to go and have alook.
I have just hopped from blog to blog and amazed at the DT's cards. They are all beautiful.
so if you want the chance to win this

Then pop over to Whimsy Stamps to find out where you go to start the blog hop.

Saturday, 2 January 2010

Lets hope this year will be kinder

I would like to think this year is going to be a kinder year all round.
I can not believe that its nearly a year since I lost my Dad and my little 9 month old puppy Ozzy. Alot of friends will remember what January last year was like for me.......
Lost my dad unexpectedly, then my pup had to have an operation he then got peritonitis,and after 4 days in intensive care we had to have him put to sleep and then my car got hit all in matter of 15 days. To be honest the whole year was total hell.
So here's hoping that this yr will be better.
I am going to try to be a better blogger this year. Would like to say I would post a new card every day, but I am not going to say that will happen.
I have to get some wedding invitation samples made over the next couple of weeks and a pearl wedding Anniversary.
Also waiting Patiently for a email from my craft shop Fairymoon crafts to say all my order is in...........The new papermania capsule papers and embellishments. the new papers are yummy. Hopefully that will be in the next few days.
We have had a a lovely break from work to. Although working from home can be a problem at times. We have turned the ringer off on the business phone and we have a few answer phone messages waiting. And alot of emails too. So looks like we are going to be busy next week. Sometimes we feel that people think cos we run our business from home we dont have a life. How someone can think about ringing on a bank holiday is beyond me. Some people just dont think. We didn't have much of a holiday during the yr and was determined christmas was going to be a relaxing one. And my it has been lovely. Just what the doctor ordered.
Anyway I am going to shut up now before I really start to ramble.
I hope everyone has a good year. tc all
Hopefully next time I post it will be a card.