Tuesday, 30 March 2010
Monday, 29 March 2010
I made this card at weekend for a friend and followed the Sugar Bowl challenge a sketch of your choice. A pirate was required, I remembered this old Sugar Nellie stamp I had -(this was one of the first ones I bought). I have added some extra chest and facial hair!
Sunday, 28 March 2010
Did you all go the NEC and have you all spent up? Is there another one this year or is it just a yearly ritual? No doubt we'll see some wonderful goodies on show soon.
Just thought I'd show my card for the Just Magnolia Challenge - sketch.
I love this little Tilda - such a sweetie that can be used for any kind of card.
I've used Promarkers to colour, Papermania capsul collection for the bp and sentiment. Flowers from my stash, ms frond punch, stickes in rose pink.
I thought I'd also show my daughter's picture of "the twins" as she calls them. She is only 3 years old and already is quite a crafter - she has asked me why the people don't have mouths? and promptly put smiles on them. Does anyone know the history of Magnolias? I would love to hear about it.
Saturday, 27 March 2010
Creative Inspiration - Sketch
Over at a Spoonful of Sugar, their challenge this week was to make a bookmark. I always have the idea from childhod that bookmarks are usually laminated pieces of paper or a strip of leather so when I saw all the lovely creations out there, I dared to give it a go! Not perfect by any means but an attempt none the less.
I must admit it looks slightly better IRL - tilda is looking through acetate to mimic a window. Her top looks a stronger colour that it really is and the ribbon looks duller than the gold it is! Never mind, just thought I share it with you.
Items used were all scraps from my drawer (on a use up binge at the mo lol).
Thanks for taking time to have a look.
Hugs Sarah x
Friday, 26 March 2010
Thursday, 25 March 2010
I'm just like a bus, you wait for one and then more than one comes along at the same time lol! Had to get this one in before I get side tracked again. It's quite a plain and simple style card. I got a Rose Papermainia paper pack from the capsul range. I just love the papers in them. If you've not seen one before, you get extras in like sentiments and icons. I've gone for the more subtle look on this card.
and opened just so you can see it is an acetate front.
Gosh my eyes must have been a little squiffy, I copied down the sketch for the Lili of the Valley Challenge - made my card and when I checked it again, it had changed slightly! (or could it be tired eyes lol) Anyway I think that you can see the interpretation I have done - hopefully it will be accepted! If not it's another card for my collection just have to blame Ronan Keating! (went to his gig the other day - wow was he is a fab singer , and what a torso .................. aahhhmmmm)! Yes, he made my week go off schedule! .... Oh yes my card ..
LOTV Stamp, Ribbon Papermill shop Freeport, Papermania bp, Woodware butterfly stamp, Promarkers, chalks for edge of image, freebie sentiment, stickles, Nestie.
Hope you're all keeping well.
Hugs, Sarah x
Saturday, 20 March 2010
I just love these Lili of the Valley images, I'm trying to save my pennies at the moment -I suppose that gives me a chance to use up items from my stock!
The bp were a freebie from a mag. and the flowers were a home made cluster flower (the ones where you layer up loads of layers and them plump up ... on the photo you can't see the fullness of them!) The sentiment was a foiled one I found in my drawer coloured in with promarkers.
Oh and for all you copic lovers, if you pop over to Cardcraft-UK they are only £1.99 on their website with free P&P! (look under new products).
Thanks for popping by,
Wow hasn't the weather changed, I feel quite down now, come back sun my kids can't deal with me being grumpy .......... he he
Anyway I managed to get the ironing done and get this little card made.
Friday, 19 March 2010
I just had one of those nights yesterday where I couldn't keep my eyes open, I had made this card and thought when the kids had gone to bed I could blog it, but after a drop of vino, and lack of sleep, my eyes were just too heavy- yes it had all caught up with me!
That's it for now, got some catching up to do with all your lovely blogs.
Wednesday, 17 March 2010
Sunday, 14 March 2010
Saturday, 13 March 2010
Thursday, 11 March 2010
What a beautiful week it's been so far, so sunny here in the NW of the UK, doesn't it just give you that little lift in life?
Gosh I've managed to incorporate 4 challenges ..... that is a new record for me. They are:-
Sunday, 7 March 2010
Have you ever had one of those days? Well I think mine was today..... I made a cheese sandwich for one of my sons and grated my finger! We then went out for the day and got hopelessly lost looking for a certain shop, thus ending in a husband/wife argument about driving (yes you know the ones) and then coming home without having done anything and on such a beautiful day). Then when at home I was making tea and ended up peeling my thumb instead of the potatoe! ooouuuuch. I was trembling when it came to chopping the vegetables!! lol
Luckily I had made this card yesterday so I can give my fingers a little rest today :( un-fortunately it's a little dim due to the picture being taken at night!
This card is for the Just Magnolia Challenge - a tent card.
Saturday, 6 March 2010
Aaah thats better - a bit of chill out craft time for me ...... not as long as I hoped but hey, I got some time .....
I bought this Tilda at the GMEX and thought she was so cute.
I'm trying not to buy any more crafting items without fully using the ones I already have. So here is my card just for one challenge Cute Card Thursday.
Friday, 5 March 2010
Yes TV's have done it so I had to, yes I've tried a digital download .... gasp .... once over the inital way of getting it (so fast), sizing it and then being able to use it ... wow... it's really quite easy. Now i'm not afraid any more I can have a lot more choice than before .... the only thing is that with having the ability to downloan and having pay pal it's just too easy to use!!!! - yes you know what I mean .. lol Here is my take on "video boy" from Mo's Digital Pencil Store for the Challenge I had actually just coloured the image in and then found it fit with the challenge ... yipee ...
I coloured it with my Promarkers, but kept it quite plain and simple. Fellas cards never seem to have too much on them do they! I've sent this card off to my cousin's son who's just turning 13, a teenager at last. The image will just fit him perfectly!
Hope you have a great day.
Hugs Sarah x
Papertake Weekly - Buttons, bows, brads and bling.
A Spoonful of Sugar - Beads.
My latest Tilda purchase, Papercella bp, Nellie Snellie die, Distressed inks, brads, beads, bows, pearls, baby buttons, primar flowers, stickles and old lace.
Aaahh the weekend is here, a little more time to craft and see all your lovely blogs,