Monday, 30 November 2009

1 Card meets 4 Challenges

Here is another card which I have made combining four challenges.  This time I have used those super cute Magnolia images that I got last week from Sir Stampalot.  I've also pulled out those gorgeous Cosmo Cricket papers, they are slowly disappearing and I will be so sad when they gone!  The challenges that this card are to be entered into are:

1.  Just Magnolia - Sketch
2.  Creative Card Crew - Fave Things (making cards are my "fave thing" especially Christmas ones!)
3.  Passion for Promarkers - Any colour and theme
4.  Charisma Cardz - Christmas

Supplies:  Magnolia stamps; Daisy & Dandelion sentiment stamps; snowflake punch; pearls; gems; Cosmo Cricket papers; Stampin' Up! eyelet punch; brown chalk ink

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Creative Inspirations #36

I keep coming across different challenge blogs all the time.  I stumbled across this one from another blog.  It has a fab sketch which I just had to play with.  So this card is for the Creative Inspirations blog using their sketch.  I pulled out an old Magnolia stamp to play with and teamed it with those lovely bright MME papers.  I also went all out on snowflakes too!

Supplies: Magnolia stamp; Daisy & Dandelion sentiment stamp; cuttlebug snowflake die, various snowflake punches, brad, gems, black chalk ink, MME papers

1 Card, 4 Challenges

Here is another card, combining challenges.  This time I've entered it into four challenges:

1.  Crafty Angels - Sketch
2.  Roses on Paper - Romance
3.  Simon Says - Winter Love
4.  Everybody Art - Christmas

I have used a cute Magnolia stamp coloured with promarkers and once again I have used those scrummy MME papers, hope you're not bored with seeing them!

Supplies: Magnolia stamp; Daisy & Dandelion sentiment stamp; paper roses; pearls; white flower soft; MME paper; brown chalk ink; glimmer mist; snowflake punch; gem

Saturday, 28 November 2009

1 Card, 5 Challenges

So today I sat down to do some stamping.  On a Saturday I always look through the challenges and see what's around.  There are just so many challenge blogs out there I see what can be combined.  So this card is for fivechallenges, I could have entered into at least eight!  But I thought I would save that for a few more cards.  So, the five challenges are:-

1.  Sketch & Stash Challenge - Sketch
2.  Papertake Weekly - Christmas Crackers
3.  Whiff of Joy - Christmas
4.  Cute Card Thursday - Boys card
5.  A Spoon Full of Sugar - Brown plus blue or pink

I used a stamp from the Whiff of Joy winter kit that I hadn't inked up together with those lovely MME papers again.

Supplies: Whiff of Joy Stamp, Daisy & Dandelion Sentiment Stamp; MME papers; Snowflake punches; gems; brown chalk ink, Stampin' Up! eyelet punch

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Create4Fun #47 and Colour Create #32

Here's the last of my cards from Sunday's lot.  Again I have managed to enter this into two challenges:

1.  Create4Fun - Sketch
2.  Colour Create - Red, Green and White

This time I have used some papers from Magnolia and a new stamp from Magnolia which I picked up from Sir Stampalot.  Quite like these papers!  I did only pick up a couple of sheets though.

Supplies: Magnolia stamp; Magnolia papers; Daisy & Dandelion sentiment stamp, ribbon, charm, promarkers; pearls

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Just Magnolia #32 and Friday Sketchers #79

A second post from me today!

Here's another of Sunday's cards which I have entered into two challenges:

1.  Just Magnolia - Masking
2.  Friday Sketchers - Sketch

I've used two of my new Magnolias coloured using promarkers.  I also used those Cosmo Cricket papers again, which I love!

Supplies: Magnolia stamps; Daisy & Dandelion sentiment stamp; Cosmo Cricket papers; cuttlebug snowflake die and embossing folder; two snowflake punches; brown chalk ink; promarkers; brad; pearls

My Time to Craft #67

Here's my card for this week's challenge at My Time to Craft which is "Very Vintage".  I have to admit I really struggled this theme this week.  I don't do vintage cards at all, they are really not my thing.  However, the first thing that pops into my head when you say vintage is the colour sepia.  So I made a card using brown tones.  All products are Stampin' Up!

Supplies - all Stampin' Up!
Stamps - Season of Joy
Card - Kraft, Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip
Ink - Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip
Ribbon - Chocolate Chip

Monday, 23 November 2009

Whiff of Joy Challenge #56

Here's the third card I made yesterday.  This time I used a fabulous sketch over at Whiff of Joy Challenge.  Although there were a lot of layers, I really enjoyed working with this sketch and love the result.  I used another of the stamps from the winter kit that I hadn't yet inked up and once again used those lovely MME papers.  I am really pleased with all the cards I have made using these papers, glad I have tons of it left!

Supplies:  Whiff of Joy stamp; My Mind's Eye paper; Daisy & Dandelion sentiment stamp; flower, snowflake punch, pearls, brad; ribbon, brown chalk ink; Stampin' Up! eyelet punch, Stampin' Up! oval punch

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Papertake Weekly Sketch #28 and One Stop Craft #56

Here's the second of my cards from today, and the third post from me!!  I'm entering this into two challenges:

1.  One Stop Challenge - Snowflakes
2.  Papertake Weekly - Sketch

I have used a lovely stamp from Whiff of Joy which was in the winter kit but hadn't managed to get round to inking up!  I also used those lovely MME papers again.

Supplies: Whiff of Joy stamp; Daisy & Dandelion sentiment stamp; ribbon; My Mind's Eye papers; brown ink; two snowflake punches, cuttlebug snowflake die and embossing folder; brads

Charisma Cardz #46 and Stampavie & More #70

Today my my mojo was in full swing and I ended up making five cards!  That's the most I have made in a long while.  I'm pleased with every single one of them (which is unusual when I make so many in one go!) and you will get to see them all over the week.

The first card I made I'm entering into two challenges:

1.  Charisma Cardz - Sketch
2.  Stampavie & More - Brown plus 1 other colour

I used my one of my new Magnolias I got on Friday when we popped into Sir Stampalot.  Unfortunately they had sold many of the new Christmas Magnolias however I did manage to get a few.  I also used my new Martha Stewart punch and those lovely MME papers.  I really like this colour scheme, it's a bit different for Christmas.

Supplies: Magnolia samp; My Mind's Eye papers; Martha Stewart cornice punch;paper roses;Glimmer Mist; Daisy & Dandelion sentiment stamp; leaf punch; pearls; Stampin' Up! oval punch; wiss dots cuttlebug embossing folder;brown chalk ink

Sunday Sketch & Stamp #16

The fortnight has gone so quickly, it's time for another sketch over at Sunday Sketch & Stamp.  Sem has provided a fantastic sketch to work with.  Plus the DT got to use some fabulous digi stamps from Michele at Crafts 4 Eternity.  I used the snowman cupcake coloured in using my promarkers.  Unfortunately my printer ink and promarkers do not like each other and you can see some bleeding.  I also used some new Bo Bunny papers which are lovely and bright.

Please visit the rest of the DT to see their lovely creations.

Image - Snowman Cupcake from Crafts 4 Eternity
Paper - Bo Bunny
Other - Ribbon from stash
Tools - Snowflake punch

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

My Time to Craft #66 and DT announcement

Well I was lucky enough to be asked to join the DT for My Time to Craft.  Of course I jumped at the chance.  So thank's to Wendy and the rest of the team for asking me to join them.  Please go and visit their blogs and see their lovely cards!

Here is my first card for them.  It is "Under my Umbrella".  How could I not use this cute Magnolia stamp?? Papers are from Stampin' Up!.


Image - Magnolia
Sentiment - Stampin' Up!
Papers - Stampin' Up!
Tools - Flower Punch
Other - Brad from stash

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Stamp With Us

Okay a couple of weeks ago Stamp With Us had some online classes.  Unfortunately I didn't manage to get many of them completed however the PDFs are downloaded and saved somewhere safe for me to refer to when I get the chance.  There were some amazing projects and cards and I love taking part as everyone is so friendly.  The chats get a bit wild!  Here are a couple of things I did mange to get done!

The first picture shows everything.

First up, a card which was a sketch challenge for which I won a prize! Yay! 

Supplies - all Stampin' Up!
Stamps - Season of Joy
Paper - Holiday Treasures
Card - Whisper White, Ruby Red, Old Olive and Chocolate Chip
Ink - Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red and Old Olive
Ribbon - Chocolate Chip

The second is a box designed by the fabulously talented (and demonstrator of the year) Monica.  A great idea for a gift box.  I don't think I can bear to part with mine though!

Supplies - all Stampin' Up!
Stamps - Season of Joy
Paper - Ski Slope
Card - Whisper White, Real Red and Bashful Blue
Ink - Bashful Blud and Old Olive
Ribbon - Real Red

This was another great box (although from the picture you can't really tell it is a box, but it is, promise!) and a bag of reindeer poo designed by Zoe.  The box is actually made to fit a box of Maltesers.  Now how cool is that?  I would love to receive a box of Maltesers is a handmade box like this, wouldn't you?  However it could be used as a standard gift box for anything you like!

Supplies - all Stampin' Up!
Malteser Box:
Stamps: Yummy
Card - Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive and Whisper White
Paper - Ski Slope
Ink - Real Red
Ribbon - Real Red
Tools - Nestabilities

Reindeer Poo Bag:
Stamps - A Jolly Holly Christmas
Card - Real Red, Old Olive and Whisper White
Paper - Ski Slope
Ink - Chocolate Chip
Tools - Nestabilities
Other - Cello Bag and Choc Raisins!

The only item that is in the top photo that I've not detailed is the wreath.  It was for another challenge which was to make a picture from punches.  Now I'm limited on SU! punches so I did a search on the internet and saw this.  It uses the scallop oval punch and was great for using up all my Old Olive scraps.

I can't wait for the next round in the New Year!

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Sunday Sketch & Stamp #15

This is my card for my GDT at Sunday Sketch & Stamp.  This sketch was a joy to work with.  Again I have used a lovely stamp from the the winter kit from Whiff of Joy.  I've pulled out those lovely Cosmo Cricket papers again!

Image - Whiff of Joy
Sentiment - Daisy & Dandelion
Papers - Cosmo Cricket
Tools - Nestabilities and Snowflake Punches


Saturday, 7 November 2009

Sketch & Stash Challenge #22

Here's the card I made using the lovely simple sketch from Sketch & Stash Challenge.  I used my new Whiff of Joy stamps from the winter kit.  There are some lovely stamps in this kit and I couldn't wait to ink them up! 

Stamps - Whiff of Joy
Paper - Cosmo Cricket
Tools - Snowflake Punches
Other - Gems from stash