Thursday, 18 June 2009

Colour Create Challenge - Strawberry, Raspberry, Kiwi, Tangerine & Blackberry!

Sounds delish doesn't it? Be sure to pop along to Colour Create for some brilliant inspiration from my teamies this week - there are some gorgeous creations and all so different!
I used K&Co Berry Sweet papers, Tilda coloured with Distress Inks for a change, and felt strawberries for my card, choosing strawberry, raspberry and kiwi for my 3 colours.
Crafting time has been severely cut now I've returned to work, but it's great to be back in the real world and I'm loving it!
Have a great day and thanks for visiting xxx

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Dotties World Challenge - Father's Day!

Louise set the challenge today at Dottie's World and here is her brief:

"Can you believe it's nearly Father's day already? It'll be Christmas before we know it!((Sorry!))
So, in time for Father's day and to make sure no Daddies out there get left out we want you to make a Father's day card using one of the Charmed downloads."

What's that about Christmas Lou!?!?!?

Anyway, I decided to use the handsome Mikey for my card, coloured with Copics of course, and Scenic Route papers. The CD theme is carried through with the CD I used behind the image which, IRL gives a really lovely effect. The metal buttons are Life's Journey by K&Co, the chipboard 'Dad' is Rusty Pickle and the words are rub-ons.

I must apologise again for not getting round to see everyone this week; I've been busy getting my house ready for sale (in between resting, of course!) and tomorrow I go back to work after 6 months away, although only part-time at first.

Hope to see you at Dottie's World (HAVE YOU SEEN THE NEW PIXIES?), and thanks for visiting. xxx

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Cute Card Thursday - Quotations!

Another lovely challenge today from Cute Card Thursday, which is to use a quotation on your card.
I really like these words, although I don't know who said them, but they're so true! The Hanglar stamp is coloured with Copics, the paper and butterfly are K&Co Wild Raspberry with Prima flowers and Papermania brads. The sentiment is printed onto acetate.
Thanks so much for visiting xxx

Colour Create Challenge - Blush Pink, Lilac & Mossy Green

This week's challenge at Colour Create is to use a beautiful combination of Blush Pink, Lilac and Mossy Green, all chosen by Tara's daughter, Georgia, and the Design Team have come up with some wonderful creations to provide inspiration. The extra option is to use die cuts.

For my card I used another of Maddy's stamps from Hanglar, Heidi Grace 'A Little Bird's Tale' papers and rub-ons, the die cut tree is October Afternoon, with punched flowers and leaves and a Papermania butterfly. We hope you are able to join us in the challenge this week.

I actually went out last night, another major milestone as I'm usually early to bed these days. Four of us went to see Angels and Demons and I can thoroughly recommend it! I love a conspiracy and with Tom Hanks you usually can't go wrong, especially for £3.25 on the half price Orange Wednesday deal.

The sun is shining again this morning and it's all looking good. Have a great day xxx

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge - Butterflies

Sorry I've been away for a few days - it seems the events of the past six months caught up with me and I've been a bit 'off'. The good news though is that I've officially finished treatment and I begin a phased return to work next week and am soooo looking forward to that.

A huge thank you to Dawn for my lovely award which is proudly displayed in my sidebar.

I've not had the inclination or energy to make anything for a week, but A Spoon Full of Sugar got me going again this morning with their 'Butterflies' challenge. The image is one of Maddy's stamps which I coloured with Copics, papers are Doodlebug and K&Co Citronella, flowers Prima, butterflies Craft For Occasions and October Afternoon die-cut leaves. The sentiment is one of Maddy's Autumn Leaves stamps.

There's a touch of Glossy Accents on the puddle.
Have a fabulous day! xxx

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Colour Create Challenge - Rainbow Colours!

Ooooh I loved this one - all the colours of the rainbow is the challenge for this week's Colour Create Challenge with an optional extra to 'Make a Scene'! By the way, the challenge has now moved to Thursdays in case you didn't know, so do pop over to join in if you can!
The Gorjuss Girl is coloured with Copics and I used My Minds Eye 'Bloom and Grow' papers. The card is three dimensional with the image sat on the middle fold in her flower garden.
There's some great examples from the other DT members - sure to give inspiravation.
Have a terrific Thursday and thank you for visiting. xxx

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Whiff of Joy - Charms AND ABC Challenge - Quilting!

One card - two challenges. The Whiff of Joy challenge this week is to use a charm on your project - I thought this 'imagine' charm fitted the dreaminess of the lovely image.
Over at ABC the letter is 'Q' for Quilting, so I went for a patchwork quilt effect with faux stitching.

Papers are My Mind's Eye 'Bloom and Grow', flowers are Prima, Basic Grey brads and a Karen Foster sentiment. I used my Copics for colouring and paper pricked the stitches before drawing them in with a brown Zig pen.

Have a great day and thanks for looking xxx

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Spoonful of Sugar Challenge

There's a lovely sketch to follow for this week's Spoonful of Sugar Challenge and this is my interpretation.

I coloured the Hanglar image with Copics and used the new double sided K&Co Citronella mat pad papers which go perfectly with the K&Co Berry Sweet chipboard embellishments from last year.

Having another day enjoying this wonderful sunshine - hope you are having a good one too! xx

Monday, 1 June 2009

Sketch and Stash Challenge

I joined in with the Sketch and Stash Challenge this week - seems ages since I followed a sketch and I enjoyed this one.

I used my gorgeous new Charmed Delectable stamp - Irresistible Annie, coloured her with Copics and used my nesties for the mats. Papers are from that magazine freebie again (aren't they great?).

I intend to enjoy the sunshine again today, while it lasts - hope you can do the same!
Have a great day and thanks for visiting xxx