Sunday, 31 August 2008

Sarah Kay Weekly Challenge - Purple + Green

When I first saw this weeks Sarah Kay Weekly Challenge - Purple + Green, I really wasn't sure if I was able to participate as the only papers I have that have both purple and green in them I had already used on my Sketch Saturday card and really didn't want to use them again.

So after much thinking I finally chose one of my favourite papers from Basic Grey and added a little purple along the way, and some lace - of course, lol

Have a great day everyone, TFL x

Cardstock: Basic Grey ~ Two Scoops
Image: Sarah Kay ~ In The Garden
Supplies: Lace, Ribbon, button ~ Stash, Flowers ~ Poppicrafts
Sentiment: Hero Arts
Mediums: Pro Markers, Primas

Friday Sketchers + ASFOS

Hi everyone hope your having a lovely day. Its good to see the rain has finally stopped after waking up to a massive thunder storm this morning - so what better way to spend the day than dabbling in a little crafting.

I finally got to a make a card for A Spoonful Of Sugar - 3 Ribbons and this weeks Friday Sketchers.

I'm not one to colour an image before I pick the papers, but I was experimenting at the time with me new Pro Markers and as she has been sitting around for the past couple of days I finally decided to use her - but then I hit a wall.... what papers to use !!! I'll never do that again... Im sure we've all said that, lol. Anyway after much delibration I finally came up with this:

I wish my photography skills were better, as when I use red it never comes out on the pic as it looks in real life - the red is a much deeper red, and not so bright.

Not my usual colour scheme, but I had fun with it anyway and was happy with the end result.

Have a great day everyone, TFL x

Cardstock: Daisy Bucket Designs ~ Under The Boardwalk, Red + Blue Card
Image: SN ~ Pen Pal
Supplies: Flowers, buttons, ribbon ~ Stash

Saturday, 30 August 2008

My 1st DT Card - Sketch Saturday # 14

Aftenoon everyone, hope your having a good day and enjoying the sunshine.

Well here it is ...... my first card as a Design Team Member of Sketch Saturday, Im really excited and very nervous too !!! Hope you like it.

And here's this week's fabulous Sketch # 14

I've been so addicted to my Sarah Kay and Elisabeth Bell stamps lately that I seem to have neglected my Tildas, so decided to get out one of my favourite's for this card - Tilda with Bow and couldn't resist a little lace along the way, lol

Looking forward to seeing all your lovely creations and don't forget to pop over and have a look at all the other fabulous work by the Design Team.
Have a great day everyone, TFL x

Cardstock: Paper Pizazz ~ Lavender Rosebuds
Image: Magnolia ~ Tilda with Bow
Supplies: Lace, Fibre + Buttons ~ Stash, Flowers ~ Poppicrafts
Medium: Pro Markers + Primacolour

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Stars + Strips

Hi everyone and welcome to Challenge 12 - Stars & Strips which has been sponsored by Funky Hand with a new fabulous download Minty Madness Thank you tgo everyone for your fabulous and very inspiring creations last week - wow what a great response to a not so easy challenge, great work everyone, we all love visiting your blogs.

Well I couldn't resist using these gorgoeus papers on my card this week along with a few other DT members - who have all come up with some wonderful work again this week, thanks girls. And well done Kath on your first post for PB - looking forward to more of you fab antics..... lol x

I know there's not much stars and strips - but wanted to keep it simple this week, as its been another busy one. Dont forgot to pop over and check out all the fabulous DT work.

Well Im off to work again today, so will catch up with you all later.
Have a great day, TFL xx

Cardstock: Funky Hand ~ Minty Madness
Image: Penny Black ~ Critter Party
Embellishments: Poppicrafts

Friday, 29 August 2008

WOOOOHOOOO !!!! Sketch Saturday DT Member

Wooooohoooooooooo !!!!!
I received some fabulous news from the very talented Jo - Sketch Saturday asking me to be part of her design team.
Wow THANKS Jo Im so happy and really looking forward to working with your fabulous sketches and the talented DT members.
Congratulations Girls !!

Monday, 25 August 2008

Sarah Kay Weekly Challenge #8 - Sketch

Wow 2 posts in one day, look at me !!!! lol

This weeks Sarah Kay Weekly Challenge has a fabulous sketch - be sure to check it out and all the DT stunning work. Thanks girls I ha loads of fun with this one.

Im not sure if I added too much to this card, sort of got a bit carried away with myself, lol

Sorry this is a quick post, but I'm on my way out soon but will be sure to catch up with you all later. Hope the weather brightens a bit we're having BBQ for my relatives that are over from Australia - if this weather keeps up, think I might go back with them ..... wishful thinking !! lol

Have a great day, TFL x

Cardstock: K & Co
Image: Sarah Kay
Medium: Pro Markers + Primas
Supplies: Flowers, Swirls ~ Poppicrafts + Stash, Buttons, Lace ~ Stash

Saturday Sketch

Hi everyone, hope you're all enjoying the BH weekend - its so nice to have an extra day off work.

This week at Saturday Sketch #13 Jo is looking for DT members and has asked for those interested to make two projects with this fabulous sketch - 1 has to be a xmas theme and the other any theme.

For my 1st card I thought I used one of my new Whiff Of Joy stamps - Angel Charlotte and coloured her with my new Pro Markers, which I love - but think I need more practice, especially with the shading !!! The papers are from Daisy Bucket Designs, which I adore and will definately be popping back to my Craft shop to stock up for xmas.

And here's a close up - sorry the pics are a bit dark, no sunshine here today !!!

The second card is open for any occassion, I replaced the sentiments with flowers - hope this is ok Jo. The cute image is Sarah Kay and she is one of my fabourites. I've used my Pro Markers again and couldn't resist a little lace on this card too.

Have a great day everyone, TFL x

Cardstock: Papermaina
Image: WOJ ~ Angel Charlotte, Sarah Kay
Supplies: Lace and Buttons ~ Stash, Flowers ~ Poppicrafts, xmas charm ~ Crafty Krafts

Saturday, 23 August 2008

Penny Black Saturday #11 - No Cards

Morning everyone, wow what an amazing response to last weeks challenge, thank you everyone for your wonderful creations - we love visiting your blogs, and its so lovely to see some new face and of course all the regulars.

Well it week 11 already at Penny Black Saturday Challenge and this week its NO CARDS ALLOWED. Thanks to the DT for all your wonderful creations again this week - fabulous work girls.

I know this one is a bit tricker than last week but I'm looking forward to seeing all your wonderful inspiration.

I got out my Binding Machine for this one and made a little book - to keep all my idea's for upcoming sketchs for PBSC.

I hope you'll join in the fun, and we have some fabulous sticker to give away this week - which I think you'll find will come in handy soon.... Im not saying anymore !!! lol
Have a wonderful Bank Holiday weekend, TFL x

Cardstock: Basic Grey ~ Sultry
Image: Penny Black
Supplies: Primacolour, Flowers, Crochet Flowers, Buttons ~ Poppicrafts

Sunday, 17 August 2008

Sketch Saturday, A Spoonful of Sugar

Hi everyone, well another 2 challenges on this card. This weeks Sketch Saturday has another fabulous sketch and A Spoonful Of Sugar - Secret Message.

And here is my hidden message, typed on my PC. The gorgeous swirls stamp is by G Studio.

Sorry this is a short post, but I have a lot of blogging to catch up on, so best get to it, lol

Have a great week everyone, TFL x

Cardstock: Basic Grey ~ Sultry
Image: Elisabeth Bell ~ Reflective
Supplies: Lace ~ Stash; Charm ~ Crafty Krafts; Flowers + Button ~ Poppicrafts

Friday Sketchers + Cute Card Thursday

Hi everyone hope your all having a good weekend. Well I had a little play last night with my new toy - Janome M100 sewing machine and although it was a bit tricky at first I got the hang of it. Not being used to an electric sewing machine, having used my dear nan's faithful Singer for years (which must be older than I) it was quite a challenge, but Im sure as my nan looks down on me she'll be proud. Thanks to my friend Jacqui for the info on this fab toy.

So anyway I made this card for Friday Sketchers + Cute Card Thursday - Soft Furnishing. I'm so glad I managed to combine this card, as I've missed so much of CCT and was feeling so guilty at not joining in and missed it too.

I received my new gorgeous Whiff Of Joy stamps on Thursday but have not had the time to play till last night - aren't they cute, this one is Winter Charlotte with Cat. I still think my colouring needs some practice - not entirley happy with the result. The stitching is a bit wonky but with practice Im sure it'll get better, but I had fun making it and I guess that the main thing, lol

Have a great evening, TFL x

Cardstock: Poinsetta Swirls
Image: Whiff of Joy ~ Winter Charlotte with Cat
Supplies: Janome M100; Flowers, Ribbon and button ~ Stash

Saturday, 16 August 2008

Penny Black Saturday - Ribbons

Hi everyone hope you've all had a good week. Well its Saturday and time for Penny Black Saturday Challenge. Firstly we'd like to thank everyone who joined us last week for Tracy's fabulous sketch - what a massive response and such wonderful work by you all.

This weeks challenge is Ribbons.... And we have a fab prize this week kindly donated by our new sponsor Pollycraft.

This week I made a gate fold card, as I wanted to use this rather cute Kitty and make another pink girly card and as the image is rather big its perfect for a gatefold. I know the theme is Ribbons and although I used ribbons on the flower, button and tie I thought I'd add a little extra by making a lace boarder around the image, thought it set off the image nicely.

Don't forgot to check out all the DT's work this week, they work is stunning

Have a great day, TFL x

Cardstock: Basic Grey ~ Sultry
Image: Penny Black
Supplies: Ribbons, flower and crocet flower ~ Poppicrafts; Lace ~ Hobby Craft

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Sketch Saturday & Papertake Weekly

Hi everyone, hope your having a good week. I finally got round to joining in on one of Jo's fabulous sketches at Sketch Saturday.

Ok brace yourself........ no lace and no crochet flowers........... ok now you've picked your self up off the floor, your probably going to ask, are you feeling ok Tracie, lol.... I am, just thought I'd have a change. For those of you that know me, you'll understand what Im whaffling about, lol x

But there is lots of PINK !!!!

I started my card for Sketch Saturday and was going to combin it with Stamp Something, but half way through I decided I didn't want to add blue to the colour combo. But when I saw this weeks challenge at Papertake Weekly - Buttons, I thought it would be perfect.

Be sure to check out both challenges, the DT's have made fabulous cards.

Have a good week, TFL x

Cardstock: Basic Grey ~ Sultry
Image: Elisabeth Bell ~ Kitty
Supplies: Swirl Stamp ~ G Studio; Flowers, Buttons, + Ribbon ~ Poppicrafts

Sunday, 10 August 2008

Sarah Kay Challenge 6 - Sketch

Hi everyone hope your having a lovely day.

Well its sunday and you know what that is, yes its time for Sarah Kay Weekly Challenge and this week they have this fabulous sketch.

I thought I'd use my favourite papers for this challenge, so I apologise if your seeing these alot lately but I just love them and dont think I've tried them with a Sarah Kay image yet.

Be sure to check out all the Design Teams work, its as fabulous as ever.

Sorry don't have any oval nestabilities yet, hope this is ok. Thanks for a great sketch girls.

Have a great week everyone, TFL x

Cardstock: Basic Grey ~ Sugared
Image: Sarah Kay
Supplies: Flowers, buttons, lace ~ stash

Award - I Love Your Blog

Hi everyone hope you all having a great weekend. I had a lovely surprise this afternoon when I received this fabulous award from Charli - thanks Charli you've made my day, lol x

Here's the rules:
1. The winner can put the logo on her blog
2. Link the person you received your award from
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs
4. Put links of those blogs on yours
5. Leave a message on the blogs of those you’ve nominated

As always I'd love to nominate this to a great number of wonderfully talented ladies, but I'll be here all day, lol So here goes:

Tracy, Holly, Becky, Jacqui, Dawn, Terrie, Dawny, Nikki, Zoe, Camilla, Kathy, Lorraine

I know that's more than 7 but it does say at least 7, lol

Have a great day x

Thursday, 7 August 2008

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Sketch #2

Well its Saturday again and you know what that means, its time for Penny Black Saturday Challenge. Wow what a fantastic response we had to last weeks challenge, and I know for some of you it was difficult with the No Pink !!! rule, but you all did fabulous work. We'd like to thank everyone for joining in the fun, and really enjoyed see all your wonderful creations.

This week we a fabulous Sketch by the talented Tracy, love this sketch and had so much fun.

After last weeks No Pink !! I decided to go Pink Mad !! You know me can't stay away from pink too long, lol

I made a baby girl card and I'm getting very organised as this little one is not due till December - how good I am, lol I know not normally this organised.

I'm having to work again today, and will be busy most of the weekend but will sure to catch up with you all as soon as I can.

Have a great weekend, TFL x

Cardstock: Basic Grey ~ Sultry
Image: Penny Black
Supplies: Flowers, Crochet flowers ~ Poppicrafts, Lace, buttons + gems ~ stash

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Papertake Weekly - Katharina's Sketch #8

Hi everyone hope your all having a good week. The weather has been lousy here in London, I hope it brightens up for the weekend.

Papertake Weekly have a fabulous sketch this week by the very talented Katharina, be sure to go check it out and all the gorgeous work by the design team.

I used one of my new stamps by Elisabeth Bell that I adore at the moment, this one is called Sitting Bear and you can find them over at Funky Kits. She has been coloured with my Primas which I'm still trying to get used to but loving them, although thinking now about buying some Pro Markers.

Oopps!!! Just seen I've missed off the sentiment ~ Sorry !!

Have a great evening, TFL xx

Cardstock: Basic Grey ~ Sultry
Image: Elisabeth Bell ~ Sitting Bear
Supplies: Lace, Pearl Pin, Adhesive Pearls ~ Hobby Craft, Charm ~ Crafty Krafts, Flower + Crochet Flower ~ Poppicrafts

Sunday, 3 August 2008

A Couple of Cards

Hi everyone hope you've had a good day. Well I had a good crafting weekend, haven't done that in a while.

My first card is for Sarah Kay Challenge - 3 Buttons + 3 Gems.

I decided to go outside my comfort zone on this one - no girlie colours , lol And as I'd picked up these papers a while ago but never used them I thought it was about time I did. They're by K & Co brought at my local craft shop, not something I would have brought 3 months ago, but been trying new things lately - if you hadn't noticed, lol

The cute little charms you'll find at Krafty Crafts and yes I used my lace again, I know Im addicted, lol but i did add a little pink ribbon too, wanted to bring out the pink in the papers, added this right at the last minute but not sure it goes well with the buttons now. Oh well that'll teach me to chance things last minute without thinking about it, lol

My second card is for Tilda + Co Challenge that have a fab Sketch this week and a wonderful prize too, be sure to check it out.

The cute Tilda was kindly sent to me by a very good friend - thanks Tracy x

The new lace I picked up today in Hobby Crafts, I can't believe that I didn't realise they sell lace, lol. The lace I normally use I brought in a shop near my mums and she live over 80 miles away, so Im sure you'll understand my joy when I managed to pick some up today in HC and I brought 4 different types - I know Im addicited, lol

Have a great week everyone, TFL x

Stamp Something - Thank You

Hi everyone, hope your having a good day. I'm having a real lazy one today, as the weather is not so good will probably end up having a day of crafting, lol not done that in a while.

Wow I can't believe how quick I made this card and how long it's been since I made a card for Stamp Something, this weeks theme is to make Thank You card. I went for all girlie again and used reds which I dont use that often, but had fun anyway.

Not sure my picture has come out as well as I would have liked, but it is a bit dark here today.

Have a great day and Happy Crafting, TFL x

Image: Sarah Kay
Supplies: Lace, Flowers, Buttons & Brads ~ Stash

Saturday, 2 August 2008

Friday Sketchers + A Spoonful Of Sugar

Hi everyone, hope you've all had a good day. After a miserable wet morning I'm glad to see the sun is shining again - well it was whilst I was making this card.

Friday Sketchers has another fabulous sketch by Kimmie and I can't beleive I actually managed to make a card this side of the weekend. After no pink on PBSC this week, I'm sure you can guess a girl like me can not go long without pink, lol

Im also entering my card in this weeks challenge at A Spoonful of Sugar - Animal Magic, I know its not all animal but there is a cute little dog in there.

Have a great weekend, TFL x

Cardstock: Basic Grey
Image: Elisabeth Bell - Summer Ice-Cream

Sentiment: Hero Arts
Supplies: Flower + Crochet Flower - Poppicrafts, Charm - Krafty Crafts