Saturday, 28 February 2009

Penny Black 38 ~ Something To Eat & Sketch Saturday 40

Morning everyone, hope your all well and had a good week. Thank you so much to everyone for your well wishes... I am getting better, slow but surely... and although I can't do a lot of blogging or crafting at the moment, I really appreciate you stopping by and all your lovely comments ~ thank you.

Well its time for another

Thanks to everyone who join us last week, and what gorgeous cards you all made. Im looking forward to seeing what you come up with this week.

I made an Easter Card for my nephew, so have kept it rather plain... so no flowers, no ribbon for me this week... hope its not too boring..

I didn't plan on using pretty much the same layout as last week, so Im sorry .... it just happened that way after I had cut out the image on my nesties, and as the image is rather large I wasnt sure what else to do... and to be honest I was feeling rather tired when I was making this one, so left it as it was.

We have another fabbie prize this week so why not pop over and and take a peek and also check out all the fabulous work again this week from the Design Team.


It's time for another of Jo's fabulous sketch's, and for all you lovers of layers ~ well this ones for you.... Thanks to everyone who joined in last week and hope you'll join us again this week.

Im just sorry I haven't been able to visit you all, it been a struggle this week.

This weeks sponsor is The Craft Barn and onw lucky winner with receive these beautiful stamps from Paper Artsy Minis collection....

Well for this weeks card I used some more of my new Basic Grey ~ Bittersweet papers along with this little cutie.... WOJ Henry. When I first saw this weeks sketch ~ I freeked thinking OMG what am I going to do with this one... well after a lot of thinking and changing, I came up with this...

I'm not very happy with the picture as it doesn't show, just how beautiful these papers are, if only I could take my picture in daylight...

Dont forget to pop over and check all the fabulous cards from the DT this week, and Susan who has been out Guest Designer for the past 2 weeks.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by

Monday, 23 February 2009

PTW ~ Dawny's Sketch 9

Hi everyone, hope you all had a good day. Well I've taken today off work to rest for another day... so I managed to get a little crafting done, and you'll be so proud of me PBSC & SS girls as I've managed to make my DT cards already for next weeks challenges and almost finished the week after to ... I know !! now pick ourselves up girls... I've not lost my mind...

I also managed to make a card for this weeks Papertake Weekly Challenge, I can't believe it's been such a long time since I joined in, sorry girls !! And can you believe I've managed to join in a challenge on the day it is launched... maybe I should lay down now....

But how could I resist one of Dawny's fabulous sketches...

And here it is:

So I got out another one of my new stamps from WOJ ~ Maid Charolette, isn't she a darling !! She's been coloured with Pro Markers (what else, lol) and I couldn't resist a litte Rafia... just can't stop using this, it reminds me of my floristry days when I'd make my Contemporary Arrangements and added all sorts of materials, with different textures... oh I had so much fun with all those yummy goodies !! But not as much as my cards !!

Anyway I got a bit carried away with the flowers, so I hope you can still see the sketch.

The papers I found again at the weekend in my stash and are a download from Kay Miller Designs ~ Hey Girlfriend just love these, they are so fresh and always make me smile... just like Charlotte..

Well as you can see I'm still managing to do the inside my cards ~ nothing fancy though...

Well thats enough from me tonight, thanks for a fabulous challenge girls ~ I had lots of fun.

If you want to join Dawny's fabulous Sketch you can find it HERE, and check out all the gorgeous work from the DT, they always create such wonderful work and are always such an inspiration.

Have a great week, TFL xx

Sunday, 22 February 2009

Truly Scrumptious #1 ~ Sketch

Hi everyone, hope your all enjoying the weekend.

Thanks to everyone for your well wishes, it really is appreciated ~ I've been resting all day.... but thats because yesterday i put myself back to square one.....yes I know.. 'What was I thinking'.. but I thought I was ok and ventured to the PO to collect my 'Poppicraft' parcel, and what a bad idea that was ..... by time I got home I could hardly walk and the pain was unbearable... so I've now decided and been ordered by my OH, not to be stupid again and relax for the next couple of days... or it'll be another trip to the Osteopath...

So after lots of rest yesterday, I had the opportunity today to make a card for:

I wanted to show my support to these lovely ladies, and my friend Beth is a DT member too...

And who could resist this fabulous sketch:

They also have a yummy prize which has been sponsored by

Yesterday I received my gorgeous Basic Grey ~ Bittersweet papers, and couldn't resist having a little play so went with a Pink & Brown theme, which I haven't used in a while...

The sweet little girl is 'Kneeling Willow' from the WOJ ~ Spring Club Kit, which I am so in love with ...... I'm not to sure about my colouring on this one though, i think I added to much of the white highlighter.. oh well it'll have to do.

I had so much fun with this sketch and will definately be using it again ~ thanks girls...

And I followed part of the sketch through to the inside too:

Cardstock: Basic Grey ~ Bittersweet
Image: WOJ ~ Kneeling Willow
Medium: Pro Markers
Supplies: Rafia ~ Hobbycrafts, Flowers ~ Poppicrafts, Ribbon & Brads ~ Stash

All the DT have created some fabulous work, so why not pop over and give them your support.

I have received these fabulous awards from 2 very talented crafters ~ thank you so much girls xx

I'd like to pass all these awards to everyone who visits me, for your kindness and lovely comments ~ Thank You xx

Thanks for stopping by

Have a great evening

Saturday, 21 February 2009

Penny Black 37 ~ Get Well + SS 39

Hi everyone, hopw you've all had a good week.
Well its Saturday so that means its time for another Penny Black Saturday Challenge, thanks to everyone who joined in on Nat's fabulous sketch last week ~ I guess you all had as much fun as I did and you all created some fabulous cards.

So onto this weeks challenge

We have another fabulous prize this week, which has been kindly donated by our very own Carole ~ Thanks hun, wish I could enter, lol.....

I've used my gorgoeus papers by Basic Grey that Jackie kindly sent me from her Blog Candy that I won, I just love these papers... and have used a PB image that my good friend Tracy sent me ~ thanks girls for the gorgoues goodies....

And I even manged to decorate the inside of this one:

Don't forget to pop over and check out all the fabulous work by the Design Team again this week, they truely are a talented bunch ~ way to go girls xx
Looking forward to seeing your gorgoues creations.


Well its that time again for Sketch Saturday and wow what a fabulous sketch we have again this week. Thanks to everyone who joined last week, Im just sorry I didn't mange to visit you all ... its been a hell of a week, but thanks for all your support to SS, I just wish I had more time to visit you all.
This week we'd like to welcome Susan ~ as our very 1st Guest Designer, so don't forget to pop and see her gorgoeus work.
This week sketch is sponsored by the lovely Emma Lockely..... and here's the gorgeous prize ~ Botanical Blooms ~ stamp set by Stamping Up

Ever since Emma become a sponsor for SS, I've been addicted to the fabulous SU crafting goodies... so if you fancy a little spend up then pop over to the blog for more info..... you won't be disappointed.

So here's this weeks sketch ~ by the fabulous Jo

I can't beleive how quick I make my card this week, although as I'm still in a bit of pain from my dilema this week, I was rather pleased it did .... but I had lots of fun with it.

I've used another one of my new stamps from the WOJ ~ Spring Kit, and this little beauty is 'Willow with Sunhat' ...... isn't she just gorgeous !!

I hope you'll find the time to join in and I look forward to seeing all your gorgoeus creations.

Have a great weekend
Thanks for stopping by

Friday, 20 February 2009

WOJ ~ Sketch By Katharina + Guest DT Call

Hi everyone hope you're all well and had a good week..... Well its not been such a good week for me as I knocked my Pelvic out of line 2 days ago .... yes I know your thinking OMG how did you do that.... well honestly, I don't know.... but after treatment with my fabulous Osteopath (who used more technical terms) has manged to click it back into place, but not without a little pain along the way. So I've been on pain killers and resting since... but am glad to say I am on the mend, and manged to sit for a while and join in this weeks fabulous sketch by Katharina (although its the longest I've taken to make a card)... But I blame the pain for that ..

And here's Katharina's fabulous sketch

I had lots of fun with this one and will definately be using it again ~ thanks Katharina.

And as I received all my wonderful goodies from Katharina yesterday including the Spring Club Kit ~ which is truely wonderful, I couldn't wait to ink them up and have a play.

This little sweetie is one of them.... Isn't she just gorgeous !! ~Willow with flower Basket~

I wanted to try something different for this card and choose a colour scheme I haven't used before but also wanted to try out some of my new papers I brought by K&Co ~ Blue Awning.
I thought at first that the dark blue and brown would look to much, so thats why I added the pale blue to her top and some flowers, and for the first time in a while I am really pleased with the end result.

And I even managed to decorated the inside, although I kept it simple...

Katharina is looking for a Guest Designer for 2 months for WOJ Stamps and you will be required to join in the Design Team Project of the Month, you will also receive any new stamps that are release during that period ~ so if your interested, why not pop over and check out all the details HERE. and don't forget to check out all the fabulous work again by the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by

Have a great weekend

Sunday, 15 February 2009

I received this fabulous award from the very talented Pauline ~ thanks hun, it was such a lovely surprise and made me smile, thank you ~ right back at ya !!

Well Im not sure how many I'm supposed to pass this onto so her goes:

All these ladies have all become great friends since I've been blogging and offer such great inspiration to all of blogland and Im so honoured to know them all.
So this ones for you girls... Enjoy !!

And 2 young ladies who are such a inspiration to all young crafters..
Ok I think I'm done !!
Hugs to all

Sketch Saturday 38 meets Kyra

Hi everyone, hope your all well and had a lovely Valentine Day.
Well Im finally here with this weeks

Sorry this is late, just had a really busy week at work and feeling really exhausted I just didn't have the energy on Friday to get my card done - and after another day at work yesterday I've only just managed to finish it ~ Sorry !!

Well I guess like me you all loved Jeanette's gorgoeus sketch last week, thanks to everyone who joined in and hope you all had fun !!

Jo has done it again and given us all another fabulous sketch this week ~ thanks hun..

And this week's prize has been sponsored by

And their giving these two beauties to 1 lucky winner

The DT have all created some fabulous work again this week, they truly are a talented bunch and I'm so please to be part of the why not pop over and take a peek.
~ Say hello to Kyra ~

Isn't she just gorgeous.... Thanks to my good friend Jacqui I found her HERE
and of course couldn't resist and had to also buy Bryony which I'll show you another day.....

Well I managed to find the time to decorate the inside of this card ~ but only this morning, lol

I hope you'll have time to join in Jo's goroeus sketch and have fun !!

Cardstock: Basic Grey ~ Sugared
Image: Susana & Friend Stamps ~ Kyra
Medium ~ Pro Markers
Supplies: Flowers ~ Prima, Spacers & Brads ~ Poppicrafts, Lace & Charm ~ Stash

Well I best get going and catch up on some blogging....
Thanks for stopping by
Have a great day

Saturday, 14 February 2009

Penny Black 36 - Sketch By Nat

Morning everyone, hope you've all had a good week and
Happy Valentines Day to you all.....
Well its Saturday so its time for another Penny Black Challenge, but before I tell you about this weeks challenge, I'd like to thank everyone for the joining in our Romance challenge last week ~ and wow what a fabulous response we had... loved seeing all your gorgoeus romantic creations.
We have a real treat this week as our very own and very talented Nat has created a fabulous sketch for everyone ~ I'm sure you'll all agree it is brilliant ~ well done Nat....

We have a cute stamp for one lucky winner this week.....
'Wooly Dames'

The Design Team have created some more fabulous work for you all again this week, so why not pop over and take a peek..
And here's my card...
I used a stickeroo this week ~ just for quickness... but thought it was a cutie so couldn't resist.
I didn't get a chance to decorate the inside of this one... its been so busy at work I just about got my card made... lol
Well after a busy day at work yesterday and feeling rather exhausted Im finally back with a few more details on my card. The gorgoeus Rafia (thanks Rach) I picked up from Hobbycrafts last weekend, and ofcourse I couldn't resist and brought a couple of colours, lol.... well Im sure your agree it is rather gorgoeus. The Dreamland Flowers paper is from my local craft shop which I just love and Im sure you've seen before on my cards.
Well enough of my rambling, I hope you'll find the time to join in on Nat's fabulous sketch ~ and have fun !!
Cardstock: Dreamland Flowers
Image: Penny Black ~ Stickeroo
Supplies: Rafia ~ Hobbycraft, Flowers, Spacer, Brads ~ Poppicrafts, Ribbon ~ Stash
Have a geat day everyone.

Saturday, 7 February 2009

PBSC ~ Romance & Sketch Saturday 37

Morning everyone, hope you've all had a good week and managed to keep safe & warm through all this horrible weather.
Well you know what day it is..... yes its Saturday and its time for.....

Wow what another great response to last week challenge ~ I guess you all loved our Circle Challenge.... and what fabulous cards you all created too ~ thanks to all that joined in.
So onto this week, we'd like you to create a little something for that someone special, as Valentine Day is approaching ~ Romance is the theme - and of course as always you can create a Card, ATC, Tag, altered art....

We have another fabulous prize this week, for 2 lucky winners ~ yes you heard it right 2 winners, kindly donated by

I've used the gorogeus valentine papers from Pink Petticoat ~ Old Fashioned Girl, and the image that Tracy kindly sent me ~ thanks hun...

And here's the inside ~ I printed the verse off the internet.

Cardstock: Pink Petticoat ~ Old Fashioned Girl
Image: Penny Black ~ Your A Treasure
Medium: ProMarkers
Supplies: Ribbon & Charm ~ Stash; Flowers, Spacers ~ Poppicrafts


Thanks to everyone who joined in last week - and wow what a great response there was too.
We have another fabulous sketch this week by our very own DT and very talented Jeanette.
Thanks Jeanette I had so much fun with this one ~ and this week there's another fabulous prize kindly donated by Whimsy Stamps
I've used the gorgoeus WOJ ~ Melinda Blowing Kisses, I just love these gorgeous images and its been a while since I had a little play with this one.

Thanks to my good friend Jacqui I got my hands on some of these gorgeous doilies which you can find here. I love these and think they look great on cards - who would have thought a little doilies would give such an effect.

And the inside:

Cardstock: Basic Grey ~ Scarlet's Letter
Image: WOJ ~ Melinds Blowing Kisses
Medium: ProMarkers
Supplies: Doilies, Pearl Gems ~ Stash, Flowers & Spacers ~ Poppicrafts

Well I have no work today - YEAH !!! So lots of relaxing is in store for me
Have a great day everyone
Thanks for stopping by

Thursday, 5 February 2009

ASFOS - Sketch

Hi everyone, hope you've all had a good week and wrapped up warm. We manged to miss the snow in London today but did quite alot on Monday.... but did'nt stop me going to work.. unfortunately....

Well I've managed to make a card for this weeks

I'm so pleased I found the time as this was a fabulous sketch to work with and it's been too long since I joined in at ASFOS ~ the DT have all created some gorgoeus work again, so why not pop over and take a peek. They also have a fabulous prize .... so what are you waiting for....

And its been a while since I had a play with this colour scheme ~ and just love these sweet papers. The image is Sarah Kay, a download I got from a friend some time ago - but thinks she so sweet and would look perfect with the papers.

As you can see Im still managing to decorate the inside.
Keep Safe everyone & Wrap Up Warm
Thanks for stopping by