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Friday, 29 January 2010

Totally Gorjuss DT Challenge 15 - Paper Piecing

What can we say except WOW, we have never had so many entries as we did last week, has word finally got round about Totally Gorjuss? Thank you to all who joined in.

Net has set another fab challenge this week "Paper Piecing" this is one of my favourite techniques, just wish I'd not left it so late to make my card.

I've used one of the fab new Manga stamps from Funky Kits "Bloom and Grow" (delivered within 24 hours of ordering!) and papers of the same name by My Mind's Eye (a big favourite too) only the skin and hair is coloured with Copics.

Hope you'll all pop over and join us in this week's challenge.

Christmas Pledge Week 4

Well can you believe it's the end of January already? Over on DC Snoflake has set a Christmas pledge where we are to make one Christmas card for 2010 each week and this week if we've got all four so far we will be entered into a prize draw.

I've had a busy week, got an order for 20 cards and a table top sale in a couple of weeks so trying to make as many as possible also going to Blackpool on Sunday to spend the day with the DoCrafts Crafty Devils who are having a weekend retreat. I didn't dare leave hubby with the four children for a whole weekend, lol.

Sunday, 24 January 2010

YAY I won a challenge and a challenge between friends

I've won the One Stop Craft Fancy Edges and Borders challenge. The prize is 10.00 worth of scrapbook papers. That's made my day.

It was my turn to set a Challenge for Sandy C and Suzanne 2 over on Docrafts, so came up with Monochrome, which meant no fancy coloured pens or pencils just black and grey.

This is what I came up with using an old Sketch. First time I've attempted to colour in monochrome, not bad for a first attempt I suppose.

I coloured my Miss Anya in with Prisma pencils using Black and the Cool Greys, the DP's are Papermania Charcoal collection and a few bits of card from stash finnished with ribbon and Prima flowers.

Friday, 22 January 2010

Totally Gorjuss Challenge 14 and some more

This is my DT card for this week's challenge over at Totally Gorjuss we want to see some dimension on your cards.

I've decoupaged my little Gorjuss girl's dress and boots and used the new Papermania Build a Rose stamp. Also added some Glossy Accents to the boots and flowers and the centre of the rose and leaf.

The Gorjuss Girl is coloured with Promarkers and the papers are some Bo Bunny ones I picked up at the bargain price of 25p a sheet. I Stamped the sentiment on the ribbon.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges

Passion for Promarkers - Girls, Girls, Girls

Papertake Weekly - Pretty Pink

Crafty Catz love challenge

Another fabulous week at Crafty Catz the theme is Love, it can be any sort of card but must have a heart on.

This card was also made for a challenge set by my Docraft buddy Sandy C for myself and Suzanne2. We had to make an ornate valentine card.

I used Papermania backing papers with some white and silver handmade paper from stash with some cuttlebugged cardstock. The stamp is by Tied with Blue from the big prize draw I won. I stamped and embossed it once then masked to overlap the second heart.

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

A few more challenges

Can't believe how well I'm doing with my blogging - managing to keep my new year's resolution anyway.

This is for the following challenges:

Sew Many Challenges - Anything (preferably digi stamp)
Dare u 2 Digistamp - Digistamp and buttons (mine is on the flower)
Alphabet Challenge - Lilac
Easy Craft Projects - Lavender

I've used Making Memories backing papers, the lilac square I made by stamping a Clarity Stamp in Versamark, then used the brayer to reveal the image with Big and Juicy inkpad in Hydrangea.

The image is a gorgeous Sugar Nellie Digital Download coloured with Copics with a flower and Cuddly Buddly sentiment to finnish.

Monday, 18 January 2010

Multi Challenge Card

Here's a card for a few different challenges

Passion for Promarker - Cool Aqua and Cocoa
Papertake Weekly - Sketch
One Stop Crafts - Fancy edges and corners
Daring Cardmakers - hole in one
Crafty Catz - Birthday

Papers I have used are Papermania Capusle collection in aqua and Kay & Co with some DCWV turquiose cardstock. A Martha Stewart Scolloped Dot border and cuttlebug corners. Miss Anya from the new Love collection coloured with Promarkers.

Sunday, 17 January 2010

Fussy and Fancy and Stamping for the Weekend

This is the third card for my Docrafts Christmas pledge but made it to fit in with the Fussy and Fancy Challenge "Winter" and the sketch over at Stamping for the Weekend.

I've used papermania papers with some cuttlebugged Whitewash card sanded to reveal the blue. Winter Miss Anya coloured with Copics. Added a couple of glittered flowers and Buzzcraft sentiment.

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Totally Gorjuss DT card - Monotone

It's time for a new challenge over at Totally Gorjuss, completely forgot last week we're moving to a Saturday, so that will give you the weekend to make your creation.

This week we want to see your cards in Monotone ie shades of the same colour.

I've used copics (again) to colour my GG, really getting to like my new pens now and already want the other 72, lol.

The papers are from Papermania's Capsule collection in Aqua.

I have given this card to a lovely crafting lady I met for the first time today, hope we will have lots of fun together. It's always nice to meet other crafty people

Colour Create Challenge

First of all this card was a personal challenge from Suzanne2 on Docrafts to make a card using no patterned papers. If I wanted patterns I had to make it myself.

I stamped some Clarity grasses and flowers in Versamark then emboseed them and used the brayer with a Big and Juicy Inkpad in Hydrangea for the background.

The image is again a Clarity stamp "Blustery Day" the larger brown nestie is embossed with Happy Birthday folder and cut from the inner of wrapping paper (a tip from Yorkie Lover). Birthday slider cut from same card.

As this card was blue and white I decided to add the brown paper to fit in with the Colour Create challenge Blue/White and Kraft with optional extra of texture.

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Anya and Friends Sketchy Saturday Challenge

Here's a card for the Sketchy Saturday challenge over at Greeting Farm's Anya & Friends using this fab sketch.

I've used one of the Wild Sprout digital downloads Dressy Ebony and coloured her with Copics. Not too great when it comes to black hair so hope it's okay. The papers are from Craftwork Cards, the black circle has been embossed with Cuttlebug's Swiss Dots folder and very hard to see but there are three gems in bottom left corner that have been coloured black.

Monday, 11 January 2010

Crafty Catz Challenge

Another challenge card, doing well with my New Year resolution to do more blogging. This one's for the Crafty Catz challenge "Bright and Sparkly"

I used Kay and Co paper with some Ammerican Craft and Gemstone carstock embossed with the hearts cuttlebug folder and the Gorjuss Princess image coloured with Copics on Nestie Label 4.

I've glittered the edge of the nestie and the hearts and pink lines on her tights and some gems to finnish with a bling.

Sugar Bowl Challenge

Not entered this one for ages, just had to use this great sketch though.

The theme to go with it is "anything new" so I've used my new Sugar Nellie stamp Peek-a-Bunny although I think it looks like she's made a NEW friend and also used my new Nesties Label 1. I've coloured the image with Copics which I got for Christmas so still getting the hang of them. The papers are Kay and Co with some Gemstone cardstock and a few pearls again coloured with Copics to co-ordinate.

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Sam's entry for Little Hands Do Crafts challenge

This is Sam's entry for the same challenge he is 5. Again I stuck the backing paper on but he did everything else himself.

Jake's Card for Little Hands Do Crafts challenge

This is my 8 year old Son's entry for a children's challenge blog the theme is animals. He had a little help from me cutting the papers but he did the colouring and layout himself.

Friday, 8 January 2010

Daughter's blog

Spent all morning with the kids making cards, just glad I'm not a teacher. How they do it with a whole class wanting help at once I don't know.

Anyway we've managed to find a blog challenge for children Little Hands Do Crafts

We've set up a blog for my Daughter which you can visit here she'd be really pleased if you popped in.

Just trying to sort one out for the boys now.

Whiff of Joy Challenge and Tuesday Morning Sketchers

This is the latest of my challenge cards, I entering it into two challenges

Whiff of Joy - Aqua and Red

Tuesday Morning Sketchers - Sketch (obviously)

I used papermania Oriental papers with DCWV cardstock and a donated Whiff of Joy image coloured with Copics. The flowers are Hero Arts with some Gems in the centre.

Totally Gorjuss DT Challenge - Sketch 2

Afternoon all, well it's Friday again, where does the time go? It's time for a new challenge over at Totally Gorjuss, this time we've got another sketch for you.

I've used Making Memories papers and coloured my Gorjuss Girl with Copics.

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Quixotic Paperie Challenge

The Challenge over at Quixotic Paperie is "Hot Chocolate" having just posted a card using my Whiff of Joy Hot Chocolate decided to use one of my new stamps from the Glitter Pot sale Foever Friends "Cup of Cocoa". Coloured with Copics and used Kay & Co papers with a sizzix swirl and papermania brads.

Although it's a Christmas stamp I think this could be used as a birthday or get well card but Docrafts have a Christmas Card pledge to make at least one Christmas Card a week for 2010 so this could be my first!

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Fussy and Fancy blog challenge

This is for Fussy and Fancy's first blog challenge, the theme being anything new, I've gone for new home. Used "Home Tweet Home" a Digital Pencil image by Mo coloured with Prisma's, the papers are Making Memories and American Crafts cardstock. Computer generated sentiment.

Passion For Promarker Challenge

This week's challenge is a Sketch with the theme Love, using any colours. It's so long since I did a P4P challenge thought I should have a go. Apologies for my poor photography, need some lessons or tips if anyone has any.

The sketch is fabulous and I have used Kay & Co papers with some American Cardstock, the gorgeous image is a freebie from www.simplyinger.blogspot.com. I used Antique and Cocktail Pink for the coat, Ruby for the rose and scarf and for him I used Olive green and a combination of Cocoa, Cinnamon and Sandstone. Finally added some gorgous hearts cut out with a Martha Stewart punch and some paper roses.

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

First official Blog challenge 2010

Truly Scrumptious - Sketch Challenge
and One Stop Craft "B" my B is Brown, Blue and Birthday

Used American Crafts cardstock with My Mind's Eye papers (Wild Asparagus and Bloom & Grow) which I love at the moment. Whiff of Joy "Hot Chocolate" coloured with Copics. Circles cut with nesties and Cuddly Buddly sentiment. The flowers are from local craft shop and already embossed, I've just inked them up with brown ink.

Friday, 1 January 2010

Second post of the day

Been busy making some Calendars at the last minute, one's for my Mum and the other for a special crafty friend, still need to make myself one.

A mixture of papers, K & Co, Basic Grey and My Mind's Eye papers with American Crafts cardstock. Also used some Whitewash cardstock which looks great cuttlebugged and sanded. The girl on the swing is from Lili of the Valley and coloured with copics the other is from Mo's Digital Pencil and callied Patience, coloured with Prisma's.

Happy New Year!

Hi folks, hope you all had a fab New Year's Eve, mine was quiet at home all in bed apart from me and Daughter. Hubby had to go to work at 3 am.

Anyway I've promised to be a better blogger my first post of 2010 is for this week's Totally Gorjuss Design Team - Thank You. Perfect chance to send someone a card as a token of your appreciation for your fab pressies - hubby perhaps for those lovely crafting goodies? (not mine, lol).

I've used My Mind's Eye papers which I love, coloured my Gorjuss Girl with new Copics, still trying to get the hang of them, the sentiment and slider tag were cut with Cuttlebug dies.
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