Sunday, 30 November 2008

More challenges!

Today I spent a fab day with my friend Lyndsey (hello if you are reading this!). I made a total of five cards and finished another one that I had started last night. She left here with six cards made and was very happy, which is the main thing! Here's a couple I have made for various challenges (mainly sketches).

The first is made for a Spoon Full of Sugar. It's using a fab sketch by MichelleO.

Stamp: Magnolia
Paper: Paper Salon - Dazzle
Sentiment: Studio G
Other: Punched/Die Cut Snowflakes, Flowers and Brads

The second card is made for Paper Take Weekly. This was using another fab sketch by Dawny.

Stamp: Magnolia
Paper: K & Co - Peppermint Twist
Sentiment: Studio G
Other: Punched Snowflakes, Flowers and Brads
I'm now going to spend a little while looking through old posts at some of the challenge blogs and make up a little notepad of sketches. I find them very inspirational and really does help kick start my creativity. Hope you have all had a good weekend. Shame is Monday tomorrow and back to work :(

Friday, 28 November 2008

End of the week

and boy am I glad! It seems to have dragged on endlessly. Nevermind it's over with now for a couple of days! Tomorrow I am off to the hairdressers and then off to do a bit of christmas shopping and then on Sunday I have my friend coming round to make loads of cards!

Here's another card. I still absolutely love these papers and can't stop using them! I think this stamp is still my fave. I received another 2 new Magnolias today together with a new Sarah Kay stamp which is lovely. You might get to see them soon!

Paper: K & Co Peppermint Twist
Stamp: Magnolia
Sentiment Stamp: Studio G
Other: Punched snowflake and gems
To be in with the chance of winnng some fab candy hop on over to Bev's blog who is giving some great Whiff of Joy candy!

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

3 Cards - 3 Challenges

Here are three more cards I made at the weekend.
The first made for Friday Sketchers. It's a sketch for a DL card. I haven't made one of those in ages but really enjoyed it and I love the finished result!

The second one is for Sketch Saturday. I wasn't sure about the sketch at first but once I started to put the card together I really like it.

The third and final one for today is for Magnolia vs Stampavie. The challenge was to use texture on your card. I used an embosed panel and some very lovely velvet brads.

Supplies for all three cards:
Stamps: Magnolia
Papers: K&Co - Peppermint Twist
Other: Punched snowflakes, flowers and brads

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Spoon Full of Sugar - Challenge 26 and Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 37

I woke up this morning to a dusting of snow. It felt so christmassy! That put me in the mood of a card making session. So this afternoon I made five (!!) cards. Sometimes it takes me a day just to do one!

Here is one that I made for the blooming marvellous challenge over at A Spoon Full of Sugar. I absolutely love these papers that I bought a week or so ago. Most of the images I've coloured this week I've used colours to match these papers just so I can use them again and again!

Stamps: Magnolia
Papers: K&Co - Peppermint Twist
Other: Punched snowflakes, brads and flowers
Here is one that I made for the snowflake challenge over at Cute Card Thursday. I think I've managed this challenge quite easily - lots of snowflakes on the papers and a few die cut/punched snowflakes! I love the new snowflake die and embossing folder that my mum bought a couple of days ago and was just dying to use it!

Stamps: Magnolia
Papers: Dovecraft -Winter Wonderland
Other: Punched and die cut snowflakes and brads
It's back to work for me tomorrow which is a shame because after the session I've had today I still have a few ideas swimming around but probably won't get a chance to do anything until next weekend and by then I'll have forgotten!

Thursday, 20 November 2008

More candy and a busy bee!

I've had this week off work and although I have been out and about, I have had a couple of days at home relaxing and crafting. I have made a couple of cards but have not yet taken any photos of them. I also today received some new SU goodies which I had a little play with and made only one card (!) I do have a couple of ideas floating around! Here are a few cards I made last week.

Cardstock: Ruby Red, Olive Green and Chocolate Chip
Ink: Ruby Red, Olive Green and Chocolate Chip
Stamps: Season of Joy and A Holly Jolly Christmas

Here is a card made using a stamp from the Magnolia Winter Club. Isn't it just gorgeous!

Paper: DCWV Rose Tinted Christmas
Stamp: Magnolia
Other: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Snowflake Punch, Gems
Here's loads more candy up for grabs:
Lacey has a fab bundle of candy to give away to celebrate her birthday and 30,000 hits. Just take a look at her amazing blog here.
Debbie has the most amazing candy to give away to celebrate 12,000 hits. Wow! Take a visit to her blog here.

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Somebody's giving away some candy

Whilst blog hopping again I've found some more FANTASTIC blog candy giveaways.

Fran is celebrating one year of her blog, visit it and see the candy.

Janet is opening her new business and to celebrate she is giving away some fabulous stamps to one very lucky person. You can see the blog here. I love the look of her new stamps, may have to invest!

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

All Christmassy

So over the past couple of weeks I have been playing with my SU christmas stamps and have started to make some christmas cards. I love this set, Season of Joy, so much. There's so much versatility with this set. I have even used them for non christmas cards!

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Olive Green, Ruby Red and Close to Cocoa
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Olive Green and Ruby Red
Stamps: Season of Joy
Other: SU Scallop Border Punch and Ribbon

Tuesday, 4 November 2008


Since being back from my holiday I've not been blogging. To be honest I've not done much crafting in the way of cards or scrapbooking. Over the past couple of weeks I've done a lot more. I need to take some pictures of some of the bits I have made. I also have become a SU! fan and I have been busy making Christmas cards with a couple of their stamp sets which I love!

Have been blog surfing and have come across some fab blog candy. I never enter for any of these so I thought I would give this a go!

Bev has some great Whiff of Joy blog candy to give away. Please take a look at Bev's FAB cards.

Julie has a fabulous set of SU! hostess stamps to give away as blog candy. Congratulations to Julie for her SU! promotion.