Sunday, 30 August 2009

ABC Challenge - C is for Circles

This weeks challenge posed a real problem for me, totally out of my comfort zone but I got there in the end. Hope you like the result!!

I have used a Penny Black stamp from one of the clear sets coloured with Copic Pens of course!
The papers are from Rita Marie
Martha Stewart Leaf punch
Round Nestabilities
Dots Cuttlebug Folder
Buttons, flowers and card from stash,
and last but not least Glossy Accents.
You may think more Rita Marie Papers, yes Wendy has loads!! Check them out on the Stamps and Memories website!!
Bye for now, off to find another challenge!!
Jo x

Stampavie and more challenge 58

I came across this challenge blog hopping this morning, saw the sketch and knew I had just the right image already coloured, one of my mad moments or it could have been a bad moment, a need to colour moment!! Any way here it is!

This is Sarah Kay's Rosalies Bicycle stamp
Coloured with Copic Ciao Pens
Martha Stewart Doily and Leaf punches
Paper by Rita Marie
(All of the above available from Wendy at Stamps and Memories)
Flowers, ribbons and Card from Stash

Back soon

Jo x

Friday, 28 August 2009

Winter Wonderland - Week 13 - By Candle Light

Whilst I was at the Copic Workshop last Saturday, people were discussing blogs and this was one that was mentioned. So this one person that said earlier that she was not going to start making Christmas Cards in the Summer was tempted by this darling little angel!!! Yes, another of my new stamps and isn't she just adorable.

In creating my card I have used:

Mimosa Christmas Angel Stamp by Bildmalarna
Copic Pens (of course)
Nestabilities labels 4
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Cuttlebug Snowflakes folder
Martha Stewart punch
Christmas Blues paper by Dovecraft
Colour Box Catseyes
Sentiment by Impression Obsession
Card, Ribbon and Gems from stash

And I forgot that the wings and candle are crystal and gold glitter
(Thanks for reminding me Teri!)

Now for my next challenge ..........

And it's a long weekend, yipeee, lots of cards!!!

Be back soon

Jo x

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Copics Class

Last weekend I went to a Copics Workshop held at Kintbury Village Hall. As you can gather it was arranged by Wendy from Stamps and Memories, who along with the very talented Karen Watson are both Copic Certified. A great time was had by all. It was such a relaxed, stress free day spent with a bunch of lovely ladies, who like myself either dabble with Copics or were eager to try them. I learnt so much more from Karen and Wendy. The day flew by and was soon over, followed by another evening with Wendy. Yes, we did actually get around to doing something!! I decided to practice my new found skills on another of my new stamps. Isn't she gorgeous, Crystal from High Hopes. Just don't mention to my husband how many new stamps I have!! And there are more to come, whoops!!
I know Wendy and Karen are running other Copic Classes around the country, if you think you may be interested, check out Wendy's Stamps and Memories website for details to see if there is one near you, they are great fun!!
Anyway really must close now, two posts in one evening, well not quite it's just gone midnight and time for bed!!

Night, night

Jo x

Copic Challenge 28

When I saw this weeks colours I thought Help!!! I had a rummage through the Rita Marie Papers that I bought home from Wendy's last week and decided that I could probably get away with another one of my new stamps with a couple of the papers. This time Mouse Holding Icecream from Tina Wenke. Another cute one I'm afraid!!

I have included all three of the above colours, which I was really surprised that I had!!! Still got another 48 of the Ciao's to get, so have been lucky so far!!

This week I have used
E33, E47, E50, R00, R85, Y00 and Y21 for the Dessert
G000 for the Glass
R20, BG23, W-1 and W3 for the Mouse
All shadowed with C-1
Rita Marie Papers
Martha Stewart Leaf Punch
Words by Woodware
Nestabilities Labels 4
Spica Clear Pen
Glossy Accents

All the above are available from Wendy at Stamps and Memories.

Next post I'll tell you about the Copic Class that I attended last weekend, which I might add was brilliant!!!
Bye for now
Jo x

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Copic Colour Challenge 27

As I seem to be finding a little inspiration the Copics Challenge beckoned!!! This weeks Copics Challenge has some of my favourite colours again and I knew that I could use my fab Blooms and Grow papers. Just love them!! And another of my new stamps!!

I didn't have all of the colours this week, only C-3 and YR04, I used E71 which was the nearest I had to E57 instead.

YR04 and YR07 for the Top with a little G00
G000 and G00 for the Trousers
R20, R22 and G21 for the Flower
E71 and E53 for the Shoes
C-1, C-3 and C-5 with R20 for the Watering Can
G000 and G00 for the Hair Bands
Y28 for the Hair
E50 for the Face, Hands and Legs
Flowers are Prima
Also used Nesties and Martha Stewart Punch plus Brads from stash
She is just so sweet, hope you like her

Jo x

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

ABC Challenge

This weeks ABC challenge is buttons, so I thought I would have ago. I have had such an awful weekend that after my trip to Wendy's on Monday evening and coming home with lots of Rita Marie papers and some more Nesties, I thought I would try out my new stamps!! I just love the Bild Malarnas. This is the first one that I have tried and it is absolutely gorgeous and I was so pleased with the result.

I have coloured the image with my faithful Copic Ciao pens
G000, G00, R00, Ro2, R20, E50, E00, Y28 and C-1
Papers are by Rita Marie available from Stamps and Memories
Martha Stewart Leaf Punch and flowers from stash.

I hope you like her as much as I do and thanks to Wendy for being such a good friend!!!

Jo x

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Penny Black Week 61 and ABC Challenge

I thought I would have go this week at the Penny Black Challenge and the ABC Challenge by using the same card for both . I just love these really cute stamps and am having not too good a week so have needed some crafting evenings!!
This little hedgehog is called "Greetings" and is so sweet.
I have used my faithful Copic Ciao Markers and glossy accents.
The paper is from the Dandelion and Daisy Picnic Patch Collection.
I have used the Stylized Flowers Cuttlebug folder and the oval and oval scalloped Nestibilities.
The flowers, brads and ribbons are out of my stash.
The leaves have been cut using a Martha Stewart Punch.
I hope you like it!! Bye for now
Jo x

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Wild Rose Studio Challenge

Well here it is, at least I've had a go, I've never put so much on a card before!! You got it Copic Pens and Glossy Accents again and these fab stamps from the Wild Rose Studio. Oh, and not forgetting the Martha Stewart punch!!
Bye for now
Jo x

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Yet another evening with Wendy

Yes, the men had a meeting!!! I thought I would get this card on my blog before Wend puts it on hers, I just love it, those gorgeous Sarah Kay stamps and Rita Marie Papers.
I must confess that I didn't make this one last night but took it over to Wendy.
I can't believe that Wendy had me making a Christmas Card last night and my car was registering 26 degrees today. It's just not right!! I refuse to put any Christmas Cards on my blog until at least November!!
Anyway must get on with some crafting, haven't even had time for any challenges, not that I'm any good at them but at least I try!! Lol.
Jo x

Wild Rose Studio Blog Candy

How bad am I?! Just had a week off and have neglected my blog. Mind on other things I'm afraid, hubby's just lost his job, redundant!! That's about all I can say, things can only get better. He now thinks he's retiring and becoming a kept man, we'll see!!!
A few months ago I was lucky enough to win some blog candy from the Wild Rose Studio. I decided the other night that perhaps it was time to try these fab stamps out. So here are my first attempts, Copics and Glossy accents again I'm afraid!!

Hope you like them
Jo x

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Stamps, Memories and Me

Whoops, I have just had a telling off from my friend Wendy at Stamps and Memories for not having her blog on my blog list!!! I thought I would post it as well, so here's the link to Wendy's Blog!!
Hope I'm forgiven Wend!!!
Jo x

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Penny Black Challenge - Week 60

Well this week I've decided to have a go at the Penny Black Challenge, a first time for everything!! The subject this week is Summer. I have this really old Penny Black Stamp that I have acquired and love it. Dreaming Geraniums. I have coloured it using Copic Ciao Pens with my added Glossy Accents of course!!

Stamp - Dreaming Geraniums
Copic Ciao Pens - Rabbit E00, E21, E50
Flower Pot - YR00, YR02, E35
Flowers - RV000, RV02, RV34
Leaves - G000, YG03, YR31, G21
Ivy - G02, G000, G21
Daisy - Y06
Paper - Dovecraft Wild Blossoms
Now looking forward to next week!!
Back soon
Jo x