Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Less Is More ~ Pick A Square

Good afternoon folks here is my card for the Less Is More which is 'Pick A Square'
I opted for the simple option a central square, a very quick card using a small card I had laying around my desk, think it will make a nice little notelet.

The stamp is from the bargain bin at the Port Sunlight show 3 for £1, they where freebies with the Craft Stamper magazine. I have stamped the flower in with Perfect plum ink form SU! blended a little with SU! blender pen to give a little bit of a washed effect.

Thank goodness the weather seems to be improving, so fed up of all the rain and wind. I hope the weather is good for you all today.

Monday, 30 May 2011

A Little Note

Just a short post from me tonight as not a lot to say about this card.
The image is a LOTV die cut, such a cut sweet image which has been cut out with an oval nestability.
The papers are SU! and where a freebie from my lovely friend Linda, they are lovely papers mixing and matching is not a problem with these papers.

I am hoping to get a little bit of crafting done tomorrow before I go to work, so may have something to share with you tomorrow if all goes to plan xx

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Me To You

Yesterday I treated myself to some Me To You Bears, have always loved these little Tatty Teddies. 
I have to say they are very easy to colour, which is just great for me who is really struggling with colouring at the minute. I have used the Bear called 'A Gift inside' Stamp and coloured the bear with Copics and Prisma pencils, I did cheat and copy the colours on the stamp lol... The papers are also from The 'Me To You' range of papers, I like the pretty pastel shades in this pack. 

Anyway I hope you like my little bear? I have two more in my collection to play with so watch this space.
I am entering this card into the 'Papertake Weekly' Challenge which is pale, pretty pastels.

I hope you are all having a lovely B/H weekend even though the weather is a bit rubbish at least it hasn't rained here, but been a very dull grey day. Its back to work for me tomorrow, don't really mind to be honest as its a short week for me as guess who is going to see 'Take That' on Friday??? Yep me, I'm so excited..

Friday, 27 May 2011

Dandelion Girl

Good evening folks this my card made with the lovely new Wee digi stamps by Sylvia Zet, there are 3 in total and all are equally as beautiful. I have coloured Dandelion Girl with copics  and prisma pencils. 
I did faff about with this cards couldn't decide what to put where lol. I think i need to follow a sketch and stick to it, thats my plan for the next card anyway.

There is still places left on the DT over at Cuddly Buddly if you fancy it why not give it a go, you will be working with some great images and people, details are HERE.

I am so glad it the weekend so need to recharge my batteries just a shame its not a long weekend , but sadly I have to work B/H Monday. I hope that you all have a lovely long weekend and that the weather improves so you can get out and enjoy it xx

Thursday, 26 May 2011

I Believe In Fairies

Good morning from a wet and cold Cheshire, hard to believe its June next week!
Here is a little card I have made for the LOTV Challenge which this week is' I believe in Fairies'
There are so many lovely fairies at LOTV its difficult to know which one to use. I have gone with a die cut fairy as am struggling with my colouring lately :( Just can't get it to look how I want it to (just me being fussy probably) The papers I have used on this card are from Craft creations, they have some lovely pastel papers.

I have one of the new Wee stamps from Sylvia to show you tomorrow, she is sooooo sweet your going to love the new releases available at Cuddly Buddly so don't forget to check back.

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Feelin Ducky

This is 'Feelin Ducky' he is one of the new digi images by Kim Sponaugle of Picture Kitchens Studios, its been a while since we have had any of Kim's lovely images to work with.

I think this lil ducky looks like i do when caught in a shower of rain, not impressed lol.. I have coloured him in with a mixture of mediums, Promarkers, Copics and Prisma pencils. I'm not a happy bunny with my colouring at the minute just can't seem to get things right lately, think its just my frame of mind (hopefully)

Kim is on the look out for some designers for the new Challenges ahead, so if you fancy having a go pop over to the Cuddly Buddly Blog where you will fine all the details.

Medium ~ Copics & Promarkers
Greeting ~ Computer Generated
Tools ~ MS Doily Punch, EK Success retro flower punch

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Get the Motor running

Here is another one of those difficult men's cards, but not difficult at all with the Stampin Up! Motorcycle stamp. I just stamp then did a little bit of blending in of the colour and viola a nice clean cut card. Once again all SU! products where bought from my friend Linda who is giving 10% off until the 12th June.

The papers are also SU! they are what i had left from the Sail Away card i made, waste not want not lol...
Fathers Day greeting was done with Personal Impressions stamp set, Dad was done with the letter tiles from Clever Cuts, i can see me using this set quite a lot.

That's me done for today, best go and walk the dogs before i set off for work. Oh to stay at home and be a lady of leisure, oh well some day but until the I best show willing lol..

Monday, 16 May 2011

Sail Away

I am getting ahead of myself and making some Fathers Day cards, the way the weeks are whizzing by it will soon be here.

My lovely friend Linda is a stamping up! Demonstrator  and every now and again we challenge each other to make a card. I asked what my challenge was this week and it was to use one of my new stamps.

This is 'Sail Away' which is just great for men's card, we all struggle with those now don't we girls? I stamped in 'Not Quite Navy' matted and layered on to some real red card. The papers where a freebie from Linda to say thank you for ordering from her (she does sweet like things like that), they are Designer paper series which are a free gift when ordering £150 worth of goodies

Stamps ~ Stampin up! Sail Away, Letter tiles from Clever cuts
Greetings Stamps ~ Personal Impressions
Embellishments ~ Button & Twine Stampin Up!
Papers ~ Stampin Up! Designer series
Inks ~ Stampin Up! Not Quite Navy

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Tea Time With Teddy Tumble

Here is Teddy Tumble at  a 'Tea Party' doesn't he look so cute pouring the cuppa tea?
This was a dream to print and cut, makes a very sweet Birthday card don't you think? As I have struggled with cards lately it was nice to do a bit of decoupage for a change, although the layout is fairly simple it makes a lovely card, well I think so lol..

There are two new 3D sheets from Czes available at Cuddly Buddly, this one and 'Precious Pup Temptation' both as cute as each other. I have used the very lovely ' Cottage Collection' Papers in Lavender, also available from Cuddly Buddly in lots of different colours.

Hope you are all having a lovely Sunday x

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Less Is More ~ White On White

I have made the 'Less Is More' Challenge this week which is 'White On White'
You wouldn't believe how many shades of white there are, suppose its the same with Black too.
Now the challenge says Less Is More so I may have made this card to busy, that's the trouble with me at the minute I keep adding more and more things to my card. I really need to revert back to basics have been so disappointed with my card making lately, was thinking of packing it all in!

Anyway my card has been made with the Daisy die and leaf die, which is  available from SU!
I bought mine form my lovely friend Linda who I can really throughly recommend.
The wording was done with a Cuttlebug embossing folder I suddenly remembered about, it was like a Eureka moment lol... I think I should of left the daisy trim off the card but to late now its all stuck down.

Hope you have better weather where every you are in the world, its typical April weather here, rain,sunshine, rain, sunshine but not really to cold. I am hoping to get the washing dry during the sunny periods,so hope.