Saturday, 25 April 2009

Penny Black 46 ~ Anything Goes & Sketch Saturday 48

Hi everyone and a happy Saturday to you all... ok you probably wondering why I'm so perky this morning, well I have been off work for most of the week ~ a well earned rest. And have time to join in a few challenge and I also have NO work today ~ yeah !! So more time to play.... Anyway welcome to another Penny Black challenge ~ and thanks to everyone who joined in Nat's fabulous sketch last week and wow what a fabulous response we had to ~ and lots of gorgoeus creations by you all... so don't forget to pop back later to see has won our fabulous prize.

Ok onto this weeks challenge
Now this one should be easy.... or difficult if you think to hard, lol... you can create a card for any ocassion ~ birthday, anniversary etc.. or maybe something a little different ~ box, candle, bag, the choices are endless... so let your creative take over..
We have anothe fabulous prize this week ~ kindly donated by our Sponsor

So after much thought ~ I decided to make something a little different. I've had this set of clear stamps for so long and hardly use them so decided to to try something different, I stamped it with Distressed Ink onto Cream Card Stock, added a little detail here and there and hey my card was made ~ Simple but I quite like it.

The DT have all created some fabulous inspiration for you again this week, so why not pop over and take a peek... Looking forward to seeing what you all come up with.

Here's what I used:

Cardstcok: SU
Image: Clear Swirls Stamp (sorry can't remember by who)
Sentiment: Penny Black
Flowers, Lace, Pearls, Spacer ~ Stash

Enjoy Your Day


Well its time for another fabulous sketch by the very talented Jo, but first I'd like to say thanks to everyone who joined in last week, and wow another fabulous response, it was great to see all your gorgoeus creations.

Here's this week sketch

We have a wonderful prize sponsored by The Craft Barn

Aren't they just brilliant ~ shame I can't join in, lol

Well after my little shopping spree on Tuesday I picked up some fabulous papers by Papermania ~ Spring Burst.... they were only £4.99 12x12 (30 Sheets) wow I couldn't beleive it either... so obviously I had to make a card with them this week. I apologise though for the poor quality of my pic... the colours are so much brighter and the lime flowers are not so dull.. I really need to sort out my photography skills.

I've used another one of the fabulous WOJ image ~ Maid Charlotte, I've kept her bodice white... but not sure now if it looks ok this way.. didn't want it to be all lilac, oh well its done now. I also recieved my SU order this week and had to have a little play with these gorgeous holders... if that's what you call them, lol.. I'm not sure, so correct me please if Im wrong. My fellow DT buddies have all created some fabulous work again this week ~ so be sure to pop over and take a peek.
Although this card is not really me... as I have been playing with a lot of pink lately, its starting to grow on me.. who know you may see less pink from me in the future.. nah !! only kidding ~ how could I do without my pink creations, lol

Well enough of my rambling here's what I used:
Papers: Papermania ~ Spring Burst
Image: WOJ ~ Maid Charlotte
Sentiment: WOJ
Medium: Pro Markers
Supplies: Lace, Ribbon, Roses ~ Stash, Flowers ~ Poppicrafts, Hardware ~ SU

Have a great day


Friday, 24 April 2009

Just Magnolia # 2 meets Friday Sketchers

Happy Friday to everyone, hope you've all had a good day and looking forward to the weekend... hope this sunshine stays with us.. its been another glorious day here today.
Well after sorting out my DT cards for tomorrow I had a little time to play and just couldn't resist both these wonderful challenges

so I had to combine my card ~ sorry.... I didn't have the time to make 2 cards, but Im so glad I did as this card just came together so nicely and I'm really pleased with the result and tried a few new little tricks ~ one is the curly bits attached to the bloom ~ thanks to Rach for the inspiration.

All the DT at both challenges have created such wonderful inspiration ~ so why not pop over and take a peek. The sweet Tilda is another of my recent purchases, although she not one of the newest around now.. I do like her, and think she looks quite cute sitting on the lace.
Thanks girls at both challenges ~ I had lots of fun making this card.

Have a good weekend all


Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Just Magnolia & A Spoon Full of Sugar

Morning everyone, hope your all enjoying the gorgoeus sunshine.... I've taken a couple of days off work to rest and relax... works been so busy the last 6 months I thought it was time to take a few days off and what a perfect time too with all the sunshine we've had the last couple of days.
With a litte relaxing I've mananged to make a couple of cards.

My first card is for Just Magnolia ~ its their 1st challenge this week, and I wanted to give the DT my support. They have a wonderful sketch to follow by the very talented Donalda... I love sketches, so this was perfect for me. They also have an amazing prize too... so why not pop over and give them your support and check out all the fabulous work from the DT ~ they are a very talented bunch.

I'm in love with the Pink Passion SU card stock at the moment so couldn't resist using it for my card along with the gorgoeus BG Bittersweet papers ~ which I'm running out... must get some more ordered. I've also used my favourite Pink Tilda with Rose... just perfect all this gorgeous PINK. This card really makes me smile ~ I'm not one to always love my cards, but I really love this one... and hope my special friend does to.

And here's the inside ~ quite simple:

Thanks girls for a wonderful 1st challenge xx

Papers: SU ~ Pink Passion, BG ~ Bittersweet
Image: Magnolia ~ Pink Tilda with Rose, Sentiment ~ WOJ
Mediums: Pro Markers
Tools: Nesties ~ Labels 1, Swirl Flourish Punch
Supplies: Lace, Charm, Roses ~ Stash, Flowers ~ Poppicrafts


My 2nd card is for A Spoon Full Of Sugar which I haven't payed along with in a long long time, so I'm pleased to have the time to play this week as they also have a fabulous Sketch to follow by the very talented Caryn
Im not sure I like this card as much as my 1st, although I've used more of my favourite BG ~ Bittersweet papers.... so Im sure it'll grown on me.

The sweet image is WOJ ~ Melinda with Bouquet and again all the gorgeous flowers are from Poppicrafts.

I managed to decorate the inside too ~ nothing fancy though.

The DT have all created some fabulous work again, so why not pop over and take a peek.
Well Im off to get cut my hair cut today ~ something that is well over due... but I guess that's what no work is for... time to do the things I don't normally have time to do, and off for a little shopping trip to Hobby Crafts to pick up some supplies.

Supplies: Basic Grey ~ Bittersweet
Image: WOJ ~ Melinda with Bouquet
Mediums: Pro Markers
Tools: Nesties
Supplies: Flowers ~ Poppicrafts, Pearls and Spacers ~ Stash

I've finally posted some Blog Candy (this evening) to Celebrate my upcoming Birthday ~ so if you'd like to enter click on the link above and see what you have to do... its easy.

Have a great everyone

Friday, 17 April 2009

Penny Black 45 ~ Nats Sketch & Sketch Saturday 47

I apologise for the lateness of this post.... but I thought I had scheduled it last night... and ooppps... it never happened. And as I've been out all day I didn't realise.

So finally Im here........

Morning everyone, hope you've all had a good week. Im so glad the weekends here.... I just hope the weather brightens... well its time for another Penny Black Saturday and we have a fabulous sketch this week by our very talented Nat.

First I'd like to thank everyone who joined in our Gift challenge, I know it wasn't easy for some, but you all made some truly wonderful gifts and I know I'll be having a go at a few of your wonderful ideas.

I'm sure your all going to have lots of fun with this one, the DT did and have created some fabulous work for you all again this week ~ so why not pop over and take a peek and feast your eyes on our prize.... kindly donated by Jacqui

I've used my favourite Kay Miller Design Papers ~ Hey Girlfriend, Im loving these pastel papers they are so beautiful and I got out my Swirl Punch again this week....

I look forward to seeing your creations with Nats sketch and will pop over and see you all later as Im off to work today for a few hours

Have a Great Day & Enjoy the Sunshine

Sketch Saturday ~ 47

Its time for another of Jo's fabulous sketch's and this one your going to love.... Thanks to everyone who joined in last week.

and there's a wonderful prize too this week from the very lovely
Emma Lockley ~ SU Demonstrator

My fellow DT buddies have all created some wonderful work again this week ~ so why not pop over and have a peek. We'd also like to welcome Diane as our Guest DT for the next 2 weeks.. if you've not seen Diane's work before you will be blown away with her talent... she has tried her hands at all sorts of crafts ~ so pop over and check out her gorgoeus blog and welcome her.
I had to make a very quick card last night as its been a rather busy week at work and can';t believe how quick to week has flown ~ I've used another one of my recently new Magnolia's and lots of gorgoeus blooms from Poppicrafts ~ I apologise for the pic.. not that great Im afraid.

I hope you can join us this week and look forward to seeing your creations.
Have a great weekend

Saturday, 11 April 2009

Penny Black 44 ~ Gift & Sketch Saturday 46

Morning everyone, hope you've all had a good week and enjoying the weekend.
Well its time for another Penny Black Challenge and we had a good one for you this week.
But first I'd like to thank everyone for joining in last week and for all your gorgeous creations to our Easter challenge.

So this week we'd like you to create a
Now it can be any Gift for a loved one, friend, relative..... what ever like.
As long as it includes at least 1 PB image/sentiment.
If you pop over to PB you'll see lots of fabulous inspiration from the DT this week, they truely are a talented bunch ~ Thanks Girls xx
We have a yummy prize for you this week too ~ now I couldn't resist these new PB Stickers for 1 lucky winner ~ Aren't they yummy.

For my Gift I was inspired by my good friend Gill (thanks hun) who made a box of cookies and thought I'd have a go at this cute little box myself but fill it with chocies... for a someone special.

And some treats inside:

I look forward to seeing all your gorgeous creations this week
Happy Crafting xxx


Well its time for another Sketch Saturday, thank you so much to everyone that joined in on my DT Sketch last week, and wow what a fabulous response to, I was so overwhelmed by the amount of entries... I'm so glad you all enjoyed it.
This weeks sketch has been sponspored by

And Clare is donating a gorgoeus prize for 1 lucky winner.

And here's Jo fabulous sketch for this week:

So I made a sort of matching card for my Gift for a special friend, and used one of my new gorgeous stamps WOJ ~ Melinda with Bouquet. The flowers are of course from Poppicrafts and the tiny roses ~ Hobby Craft, I love the effect of these cute roses.
It took me a while to put this card together but I'm happy with the end result.

The inside:

We'd like to thank Broceliane for joining us as Guest DT for the past 2 weeks with her gorgoeus creations ~ Thanks Hun xx

Don't forget to pop over and check out all the gorgoeus work from DT this week, they sure are a talented bunch.
Happy Easter
Have a great weekend

Saturday, 4 April 2009

Penny Black 43 ~ Easter + SS 45 (My DT Week)

Morning everyone, hope you've all had a good week. Well Im so pleased its the weekend... its been a long week and of course it time for another Penny Black Saturday Challenge. Thanks to everyone who joined in last week, I guess you all liked our Spring Challenge.

This week challenge is:

We have another fabulous prize this week, kindly donated by our very own Jacqui.....Thanks hun

Well this was a quick one for me, as usual Im still trying to get my card sorted Friday night.

I've used the cute Easter Bonnet stamp ~ isn't she gorgeous !!! And you may notice I have a new punch ~ Swirl Flourish ... love this punch and think you'll be seeing lots of it... And of course all the flowers are all from Poppicrafts ~ where else, lol

Here the inside (kept it simple)

The DT have all work wonders again this week, so why not pop over and take a peek.
I hope you'll find the time to join us this week and look forward to seeing your gorgeous creations.

Papers: Kay Miller ~ Happy Hearts Collection
Image: Penny Black ~ Easter Bonnet
Supplies: Flowers ~ Poppicrafts, Pearls & Brads ~ Stash


Sketch Saturday 45 ~ My DT Week

Its time for another Sketch Saturday. Thanks to everyone who joined in last week.
Its my turn this week to give Jo well deserved rest and create a sketch for you all..... and here's what I came up with.

I've donated this week's prize ~ these two Penny Black Stamps
So if your a fan of Penny Black and like sketches, than why not pop over and join in the fun.

Here's my card:

I used this very cute Hanglar image that my good friend Gill send me (thanks hun) I loved colouring in this little cutie. My fellow DT buddies have all created wonderful work again this week and we also are pleased to welcome the very talented Broceliane as Guest DT for the next 2 weeks, so why not pop over to SS and have a look at all there fabulous work.

Im sorry I haven't done much blogging this week, its been another bad week but hopefully next week will be a little better. I hope you enjoy my sketch and I look forward to seeing your gorgeous creations.

Have a great weekend everyone