Monday 31 March 2008
And a little altered book. Unfortunately the beautiful pink ribbon hasn't photographed very well. I haven't decided yet what to use the book for yet, but I'm sure I'l find a good use for it.
Thanks for stopping by :-)x
Sunday 30 March 2008
I knew if I went back to it, it would come together eventually. I used Pink Petticoat papers and the image is Lola - Pink Petticoat. I made her trousers to match the leopard skin papers and gave her handbag a little bit of bling..
But I did make this for Tilda + Friends ATC Challenge - Blue + Yellow. I was inspired by Becky's RAK ATC to do some stitching, and had such fun, it brought back memories of when I was young stitching with my nan...
Here's what I made:
The papers are Pink Petticoat, the ribbon and button is from my stash.. love this flower button.
Friday 28 March 2008
Tuesday 25 March 2008
Monday 24 March 2008
Here's the sketch:
Here's my cards, the first I was just playing around, Im not sure I like it that much. I love the flower papers from Prima Hybrid but wasn't sure they went very well with the other papers.
So I made a second card which I used my Bubbly Images from Pink Petticoat to make my mums best friend (who I've known since I was a baby) who's birthday it is in a few weeks.
Here's my ATC - hope you like it :-)x
Sunday 23 March 2008
This one is for my mum, as she's not feeling well at the moment and hope this would cheer her up. The stamp is from Pink Cat Studio and the papers I brought a little while ago (sorry can't remember name)
And this one, I was just playing around.
I used my Pebbles Inc - Pearlescent Chalks to colour these in, and although I love them as they are a little sparkly I'm still getting used to using them. I think I over did on her trousers, lol
I had a bit of time on my own today while the boys where watching football and made this card for Tilda +Co Challenge - Template
Here's the template:
And here's my card I made, I'm sorry but the picture doesn't compliment the colours very well it does actually look better in the light. And Im still not getting the hang of photographing my picture - sorry. Hope you like it :-)x
HAPPY EASTER xx
Saturday 22 March 2008
Arte Y Pico (Art and More Award)
I am in shock and overwelmed to receive this award today from Kath at 'All That Glitter'. Thank you so much this is such an honour.
The "Arte Y Pico" (Art & More) is given to bloggers who share their art and creativity making their contribution to the blogger world.
The rules! 1) You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also contributes to the blogging community, no matter what language. 2) Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone. 3) Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself. 4) Award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of "Arte y Pico" blog , so everyone will know the origin of this award. 5) To show these rules.
Ok here are my 5 that I am awarding this to, for their fabulous creations (I'm just sorry I cant give it too more of you). I know some of you have received an award from me before, but felt that this one I think is a very special one that you all deserve for your: creativity, design, hard work and contributions to the blogging community.
Enjoy and have a fabulous weekend girls :-)x
Friday 21 March 2008
I made this card for 2 challenges, Cute Card Thursday- All Creatures Great + Small and Arty Girlz Challenge - Doodling.
I used my yummy stamps from Pink Cat Studio and the colours, I was inspired by some new ribbon I brought yesterday. I must say Im please with the outcome, although very basic I did have fun with this, especially the doodling. Although I've not had much practice yet, as you'll see, maybe next time I'll use a finer pen.
Wednesday 19 March 2008
Tuesday 18 March 2008
I started of with these papers Double Take - Sugar Plum Series that I haven't used for ages and got the inspiration to use them again by Han. Thanks Han I forgot I had these. The image and sentiment is from PP which I used to make a Summer Greeting. As like most people Im fed up with this Cold, Windy weather we're having lately and cant wait for some beautiful summer sunshine.
Hope you like it and its ok for both challenges.
Sunday 16 March 2008
The theme is new beginnings or 1st's. This could be new baby, new home,new job, wedding or anything else 'new' or any other 1st you can think of.
I found this one tricky, as I'm only starting out, and couldn't think of anything appropriate in my stamp collection for this theme. Then it came to me - 1st Anniversay, for which I used a Penny Black Stamp from the Love Collection. Im sorry girls but its pink again.... The papers are Pinkie Pops and the posies are from Doodlebug Design.
Saturday 15 March 2008
For those of you that know me, you'll know why - PINK, PINK, PINK
Not only am I excited about this fab challenge, this is my 1st ATC. So hopefully you can imagine how excited I was, lol.
Here's my attempt, I kept it simple by just adding a piece of pink ribbon
Heres my card for the Daring Card Makers Challenge - Teen Spirit.
I decided to make a girlie one (sorry) but I am a very girlie girl. I used some fab papers from Prima Hybrid, which I love and Penny Black Stamp. I designed this card on the Ismaki Sketch 10 but changed it a bit and had lots of fun with this one.
Thursday 13 March 2008
Tuesday 11 March 2008
Monday 10 March 2008
Well although the weekend was a nice relaxing one, I didn't feel much up to do any challenges, thought I'd have a go at something elso. So decide to decorate one of the two tins I brought whilst shopping with mum last weekend. So here it is before
I wanted this one to put all my flowers in as Im getting a bit of a collection and there just in bags at the moment and thought this nice tin would be good storage for them. I decide to use some different papers that I've had a while and not used yet. Dovercraft - Amethyst Floral Prints. I do like these papers, but think my tin turned out with too much floral... I'm still not sure I like it, and I think the next one wil be less .... um, floral
So here it is:
Saturday 8 March 2008
Thanks Jo :-)x
Thursday 6 March 2008
This is my 2nd 'You Make My Day' received by the lovely Enfys. Thank you so much, and right back at ya. I have to pass this on to 10 favourite bloggers, but before I do I want to say I wish I could send it to you all - sorry x So here goes 10 new bloggers I have found recently that inspire me and that make my day everytime I visit them.
Dawny P, Maddie, Pesc, Ana, Katie, Han, Judy, Marieke, Pearl and Terry B (I know you have received this but wanted to give something back - coz I love ya work)
Now you all need to pass it on to 10 bloggers.
The first is from the lovely Terrie B, thanks hun, right back at ya.
I have received this award a little while ago and as I have won 2 Awards Im going to pass this on to the first 5 people that leave a message - as you all make my day with your lovely comments and work xx
Tuesday 4 March 2008
I started to make a card for Papertake Weekly - 'Be There Or Be Square' and whilst making it thought I'd include Daring Card Makers - 'A Little Hand Stitching'. This was a first for me.
I thought I'd use my new stamp by PennyBlack and make something Pink (sorry girls, it's very Pink, lol) Also thought I'd give myself a night off Pink Petticoat and used some backing paper I've had a while but can't remember where its from (sorry). I have also used my new Cuttlebug Machine (loving this lots) and embossed the pink paper behind the stamp.
My first card for a long time with no PP, ribbon, flowers and brads.
Here's my card - Enjoy :-)x
Sorry about the photography - bit wonky again, lol :-)x
Monday 3 March 2008
I was very sneaky though (to get my fix of crafting) I asked my mum to meet me in a lovely little village called 'Olney' which is only half another from hers, as there was a craft shop I wanted to visit. Of course she didnt mind and I brought a couple of bits and we also had an idea to make a Scrap Book for my Auntie (mums sister) whos 60th birthday it is in April, so stocked up on some goodies, I will post the SB later. We had a lovely girlie day, and a good day was had by all. And then I took her to her favourite Garden Centre on Sunday (which is massive - and can spent at least 3-4 hours there) and we had another lovely day shopping and lunch.
Ok enough about my weekend, onto this weeks Challenge at 'Tilda and Co' - Spring Is In The Air
You could make an Easter card, a gift box for Easter eggs or other goodies, alter a flowerpot for some spring flowers or a spring themed card or layout. Absolutely anything, as long as it has at least one Magnolia stamped image and follows the theme!
I had a bit of trouble with this one as I don't have any Tilda Easter stamps, so I made something with Spring colours and flowers. This Tilda was sent to me by a very lovely blogger friend (you know who you are, lol) thanks :-)x
I got there in the end, but couldn't resist using my lovely 'dotty' papers again and my lovely large brads from Poppicrafts.
Here's my card.