Tuesday, 22 December 2009
Wednesday, 16 December 2009
Saturday, 12 December 2009
Tuesday, 8 December 2009
Martha Stewart Loop punch
Monday, 30 November 2009
yay, I have received another award and this time I would like to thank Marianne so much.
These are the blog award "rules."
1. Copy the award to your site
2. Link to the person from whom you received the award
3. Identify seven things about myself.
4. Nominate 7 other bloggers
5. Link to those on your blog
6. Leave a message on the blogs you nominated
So seven things about me, could be difficult and I hope I don’t bore you!!
1. I have been crafting on and off since I was about 8 years old, having been taught to knit by my Uncle and taught to crochet by my Aunt who were both left handed and I am right!!
2. I inherited my dressmaking skills from my great-grandmother and Mum, who used to dabble by making my clothes when I was little.
3. I have made 5 ballgowns, 8 wedding dresses, 42 bridesmaid dresses, 5 page boy outfits and 3 christening gowns for family and friends for the love of it!!
4. I can’t draw for a toffee!!
5. I have an awful fear of flying and spent the whole trip to Australia looking ahead watching the route map!!
6. I was involved in a head on collision, cut out of my car and airlifted to hospital 2 years ago. I was more concerned with being in the back of the helicopter than being strapped to the spinal board!!
7. All I want in life is for us all to be happy, healthy and the world to be at peace, and to retire so I can craft to my hearts content!!! Oh and just thought of another thing, for my conservatory to be finished before this Christmas!!
Hope I haven’t bored you all too much!!
The eight bloggers that I would like to give this award to, in no particular order, are
Michele, Joey, Jacqui, Jeanette, Mandy, Debby, Kath and Sem.
These people give me so much inspiration and encouragement to carry on making cards. How they manage to produce so many cards, to such a high standard is beyond me and I would like to thank them all. There are so many other people out there that also inspire me so if you would like this award please take it.
Thank you all so much
Sunday, 29 November 2009
I absolutely adore the Snowmen and Snowladies stamps that they have.
The next card has been made using a sketch for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge
I love this little image but I'm afraid I haven't a clue what this gorgeous kitty is called, as it is one of Wendys that I stamped whilst visiting but I do know that it is a Penny Black!!
Sentiment by Cuddley Buddley
Coloured with Copic Markers and Spica glitter Pens
Papers are by Kaisercraft
Flowers are from the HobbyHouse
Nesties Deckled edge Rectangle
Ribbon, Gems and card from stash
Monday, 23 November 2009
Anyway it fits three challenges, probably more if I cared to look, but all this blogging doesn't get the cards made!!
Sentiment Impression Obsession
Friday, 20 November 2009
Another card I can hear you say, another forgotten birthday more like!! I hate this time of year, the birthdays start at the end of October and go right through to January!! Being a right misery now aren't I!!! Sorry, stressful week hence the number of cards!! Conservatory update - we are up to damp course level, slow but sure but the weather has been atrocious and I have been told that you can't build in the rain so there is just no hope!!! I'm really convinced now that completion date is next Christmas, am so glad that I didn't agree to the storage in the living room!! Well on to todays card, this one is for the Copic Colour Challenge and I have used the sketch from the Sophisticat Challenge
This is one of my new stamps, I have always loved her and have now treated myself.
Sugar Nellie Elizabeth Bells Daisy, she is an absolute joy to colour.
I have used Copic pens as follows:
E00, E11, E21, E31 and E50
YR0000, YR00, YR02 and YR04
YG00, YG03, YG06 and YG11
Y21 and Y28
RV21 and RV23
C-1 and R20
Spica Clear Glitter Pen
Swirl Cuttlebug folder
Martha Stewart Border Punch and leaf punch
Nesties Labels Two (I think)
Not sure of the sentiments that I have used, sorry
Don't know what the paper is, sorry again
The flowers are made out of punches that are sets that emboss too ,but I have thrown the packaging away, sorry again but I got them from Wendy at Stamps and Memories!!
Gems, cards and brads from stash.
Hope you like her, she is my favourite stamp ever!!!
Hugs Jo x
I have now taken another photo in the daylight not perfect as I had to nearly stand on my head to do it, trying to get the light from the kitchen window!!! Excuse the stuff behind it on the worktop. Still when I get my new conservatory ...................................
Thursday, 19 November 2009
Wednesday, 18 November 2009
Sunday, 15 November 2009
Tuesday, 10 November 2009
Thought you would like a close up of the flowers to show the bling on them too!!
Hope you like it
9. What room are you in? Living Room
25. Missing somone? Charlotte
27. Something you're not wearing? Footwear
Sunday, 8 November 2009
I have kept this very plain, as I thought that more appropriate.
Penny Black Stamp called Poppies, I think.
Coloured with Copic markers (sorry about the markers in the background)
Card, paper, pearls, flower and brad from stash.
Hope you like it
Rest in Peace Uncle John
Thursday, 5 November 2009
Not late with this one but whether our postal service will get it there on time is another matter......................... This card is for our godson Ryan, the brother of Beca, our goddaughter whom the previous card was for. And it is Charlotte, our daughters birthday on Sunday too. I think I may be a bit restricted on my trip to the NEC at the weekend, well just a little perhaps!!
This weeks Copic Challenge 38, colours, I had them all!!!
Here is Ryans card, I hope you like it.
Tuesday, 3 November 2009
Saturday, 31 October 2009
Tuesday, 27 October 2009
Wednesday, 21 October 2009
Tuesday, 20 October 2009
Sunday, 18 October 2009
Thursday, 15 October 2009
Copics used are:
Wednesday, 14 October 2009
Tuesday, 13 October 2009
Sunday, 4 October 2009
Yes, another High Hopes Stamp called Santa's Sleighride coloured with Copic Ciao Pens ( I really ought to give something else a try!)
Saturday, 3 October 2009
Thursday, 1 October 2009
Thursday, 24 September 2009
Papers from a Hot off the Press book, I think!
Labels Four and One Nestibilities
Martha Stewart Leaf Punch
Spica Clear Glitter Pen
Brads, Spacers and Card from Stash
So here it is, I have used my new Magnolia stamps for the first time ever, not really sure that Magnolias are for me though. I didn't get the colouring right at all and as for the face well, I will have to pay a visit to the blogs for some tutorials on colouring Magnolias!! I also have a big confession, I bought this one because you can't see that she hasn't got a mouth. This really bugs me and that's why I haven't used them before!!! Sorry folks!! I do like all of the beautiful cards that are made with them though but they're just not for me!!! But saying that I have got another, you guessed the new one with the lollypop!!
Stamps Tilda with Ice Cream and Icecream by Magnolia
Sentiment from Woodware desserts set
E00, E02, E21, E31, E33, E35, E50, E51, E53 and E71
R00, R02, R35, R37 and R59
B23, BG23, V06, V91 and V95
Spica Clear Glitter Pen
Martha Stewart Doily Punch and Leaf Punch
Papers from Papermania Exquisite Paper Collection
Spacers, Pearls, flowers and Brads from Stash
Polar White Flower Soft
Wednesday, 23 September 2009
The stamp is the Snowman Family by Cuddley Buddley
Coloured with Copic Ciao pens
Spica Clear Glitter Pen
Papers are Christmas Spirit by Kaisercraft
Martha Stewart Snowflake punch
Nestibilities Circles and Large Pinking Circles
Sentiment by Impression Obsession
Gems, charm, card and ribbon from stash
I have had real troubles posting this tonight so I hope it looks OK to you, I have even taken another piccie but the light is not good, sorry. Hope you like it anyway!!
Sunday, 20 September 2009
Friday, 18 September 2009
It's Friday!!!! And I have managed to get a card made before the weekend!!!
This weeks challenge really stumped me, didn't have a clue, in fact the only thing I had was a bit of old lace!!! The rest, yes you guessed, I raided Wendy's stash!! I absolutely love this stamp, I'm not sure what it is called but I do know that is definately an Impression Obsession one. Sorry it's a bit boring folks but it's all I could manage!! Better luck next time!!!
See you soon
Sunday, 13 September 2009
I can't tell you what stamp or papers I've used as they came out of Wendy's craft cupboard, Wend we need a comment with details!!! Please!!!
Sizzex decorative die
This stamp is another of my new ones that I just had to have as the little girl is called Charley!
Charley with Sal stamp by Cuddley Buddley
Hat - Y15, Y21, Y28 and YG41
Top and Shoes - R22, R29 and R59
Waistcoat and trousers - BG01, BG05 and Y28
Socks - Y11 and Y15
Sal - EO2, E33, E35 and W-3
Flower - YG41, Y11 and Y15
Flesh - R20, E50 and E53
Martha Stewart Daisy Punch
Large Deckled Rectangles Nestabilities
Charm, gems and papers from stash
and of course not forgetting the Glossy Accents!!
See you later!!