Sunday, 28 February 2010

Challenge #6 Mint and Brown

This weeks challenge at Just Cute Bears is Mint and Brown. The girls this week have come up with some great cards once again, so remember to pop over and take a look at their blogs you won't be disappointed.

I have used a Forever Friends stamp this week, coloured in with promarkers and prisma pencils, lil bit of glitter and paper piecing. I left taking a picture of my card until this evening so hence the colours haven't come out to good. The chocolate brown card stock looks more like black, if i get chance tomorrow i will take another photo.
Well my week off is almost at an end and what a week i have had! I have been full of cold all week, sniffles and sneezes then chipped a tooth so had to pay a visit to the dentist, was not a happy bunny :(
Its been nice to have some time off and do absolutely nothing :) Only another 3 weeks until i am off again, then i go to the NEC :O

Stamps: FF Bear Specail Present, Greeting Hobby Art
Papers: Fairy Fun papers CB
Punches: EK retro punch, EK scallop punch, Nellie stamen Punch
Medium: Prisma pencils and Promarkers

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Just Cute Bears #5 Lilac

Our challenge for this week at Just Cute Bears is


For my card i used the very sweet Bobby Bear from Cuddly Buddly, i have coloured him with prisma pencils. The card stock is Bazzil bling and the yummy papers are Cuddly Buddly downloads fairy fun papers lavender and a freebie from the Cuddly Buddly site, Kim is very generous and has many freebies you can download. There are some smashing new stamps being released the beginning of March, you have the chance to win these before they are released, the details and link are in my side bar, good luck.

Don't forget to visit the other design teams blogs you can find them in my sidebar, they have made some fabulous card once again this week,

Its my last day in work then i have a whole 9 days off yippeeee....Can you tell I'm happy lol? It will be my first break since the end of September.

Stamps: Cuddly Buddly Bobby Bear
Tools: MS punch, nesties
Papers: CB fairy fun lavender & Freebie from CB
Embellishments: Iced Gems Craftwork cards

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Just Cute Bears 'A sketch By Jane'

A Sketch

This week over on the 'Just cute Bears' there is a lovely sketch to follow designed by Jane. Its been great to visit all your blogs again this week looking at all your lovely cute bears.

I have used a Penny Black stamp this week, coloured with promarkers and Prisma pencils.The papers are Cuddly Buddly downloads Miss Daisy spring papers and Aqua Fairy Fun papers, they are so pretty and print beautifully.
I hope you all have a nice Valentines Day :) OH surprised me this year and bought me some flowers, ah he does love me after all lol....

Stamps: PB Rainin Daisies, SU! Greeting stamp
Papers: Cuddly Buddly
Tools: Su! Paper pricking tool,Spellbinder Nesties circles, Nellie Frond punch
Embellishments: Flower from stash, pearls from Quixotic Paperie
,paper lace

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Just Cute Bears Challenge 'Hearts'

The Challenge on Just Cute Bears this week is

You may interpret this however you wish, all we

ask is that you leave a direct link to your NEW creation with your bear image on it.

We have another fabulous stamp on offer this week kindly donated by

Cuddly Buddly Crafts

For a change this week i used a 5x7 card, I'm not to keen on using this sized card much prefer the 5x5 square card, as most of us crafters seem to. I have also played about with my photo editing and change the design of the shot a little!

I have used one of my new Crafters Companion Popcorn Bear stamps called 'A Gift For You' isn't he sweet, these stamps are so big i was amazed. Popcorn bear has been coloured in with promarkers and prisma pencils, as usual. The papers are from Pink Petticoat 'just an old fashioned girl' paper collection, i used these as couldn't find any other papers with hearts on. The MS punch has been used yet again, you would think this is the only punch i have but trust me i do have others lol.. I will try and use a different punch next week.

Don't forget to visit the other design team members blogs, they have made some fabby cards yet again this week, truly inspirational.

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Forever Home

This is Ella our lovely little girl has been with us 12 month tomorrow, isn't she lovely? We adopted her from the North West Golden Retriever Rescue in Chorley which is a voluntary organisation run by Jan Robinson who has done a fantastic job of re homing these beautiful dogs. Since she started the rescue in 1984 she has helped re homed more than 5000 dogs, unbelievable that so many dogs would need a new home but thanks to Jan they have.
When we got Ella on the 8th Feb 2009 she has been a stray and brought to the rescue, we believe she was about 12 months old, so she is probably about two now. This is the first time we have adopted a dog and have to say we would do it again, its so rewarding to see how she has changed in those 12 months with lots of love and affection. This was taken a few weeks ago when we had all the snow, she just loved it.