Thursday, 24 September 2009

Cute Card Thursday challenge 79 - Buzz Off

Another card from Jo, I hear you say, she must be having a bad week!! You guessed it!! Trouble is it makes me so late to bed so am now exhausted too!! Just can't win. Another challenge that I haven't entered before but it happens to be one of my favourite colours, yellow! I just love yellow, it is so cheerful and we all need a lot of that!! In "real life" this card is beautiful so sparkley and very bright but I haven't got a good light to take the piccie in, apart from the daylight bulb in my husbands birdshed and I'm not going out there at this time of night!! Me, I have to put up with eyestrain but as long as his birds can see, that's OK!!!

My favourite stamp from Stamping Bella - Eloise Greengrass coloured with Copics
Papers from a Hot off the Press book, I think!
Labels Four and One Nestibilities
Martha Stewart Leaf Punch
Prima Flowers
Crystal Glitter
Spica Clear Glitter Pen
Brads, Spacers and Card from Stash
Night night, may see you tomorrow but won't promise! Hoping for a good day!!
Jo x
Edited post: I have now changed the piccie of the card as I have photographed in daylight, and what a difference it makes!! Jo x

Copic Colour Challenge 32 and Cutie Sunday 60

As Hubby was watching the footie on the TV, I decided to be creative tonight!! What an excuse to craft, not that I need an excuse just didn't want to share watching Man U with him!!! Not that I'm not a supportive wife, it's just sometimes he needs time to himself too!! Well that's my excuse anyway!! This one covers two challenges and a challenge that was too!! I just loved this weeks colours and had all three but did I use a lot of pens or what!! This sketch looked really simple for Cute Sunday but it wasn't as easy as I thought with the stamps that I wanted to use!!

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
Copics used
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
Glossy Accents

That's all for tonight, am off to my bed now!!

Night Night

Jo x

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Allsorts Challenge Week 19 - Snowflakes in September

As I am in the spirit of making Christmas Cards, how sad is that in the middle of September, I thought I would give this challenge a go this week!! Sorry it's not too good a picture, it really looks a bit wishy washy but I can assure you it sparkles a good one. LOADS of glitter and Spica Clear glitter pen!! And have you noticed the message from the Snowfamily? So cute.

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
Crystal Glitter
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!!

Jo x

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Copic Colour Challenge week 31

This weeks challenge I loved, my colours. I just love these combinations and I could use my favourite papers again. Bet you're all getting fed up with these papers but I just love them so tough!! I only had one of the colours this week so have substituted and tried to keep in with the Autumnal feel. Had a bit of trouble with the old Glossy Accents today, the cat decided he was going to give me a hand or a paw and decided to jump on the table just as I was carrying out the most delicate operation!! Bless him, and yes he has got it on his tail!!
Anyway, here's my card, hope you like it.
Stampavie Rachel Anne Miller Stamp is Giving Shelter
Sentiment Stamp by Cuddley Buddley
Copics used:
C-3, C-5 and C-7
R02, R05 and R20
YR02, YR04 and YR07
Y28, Y31 and Y38
E50, E51 and E53
Papers are My Minds Eye Bloom and Grow
Nestabilities Label 1
Martha Stewart Leaf Punch
Flower, spacer, brad, ribbon, gems and card from stash.
Glossy Accents
I may be back later, happy crafting!!
Jo x

Friday, 18 September 2009

Winter Wonderland Challenge week 16 - A very vintage Christmas

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!!!

I'm now going to see if I can produce something a bit more creative!!

See you soon

Jo x

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Penny Black Challenge and ABC Challenge - D is for Die Cuts

Another card and it's still only Sunday and yes it covers two challenges again. It's a bit OTT for me again but I needed to put die cuts on it and I thought using the nesties labels was a bit boring so went for something else too. And as it is another Christmas card it has to have a bit of bling on it!! And another thing, no Glossy Accents!!

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!!!
Martha Stewart border punch but don't know what it's called as I've thrown away the package!! (Wendy will know though because I bought it from Stamps and Memories!)
Martha Stewart Snowflake punch
Nestibilities Labels 4
Sizzex decorative die
Gems, pearl and card from stash.
I hope to be back before next Sunday but who knows, bye for now!!
Have a good week everyone, don't work too hard!
Jo x
PS. I may have an evening with Wend tomorrow!!

Copic Challenge Week 30 and Sunday Sketch and Stamp Challenge 11

Sorry I have been so bad at blogging lately, just don't seem to meet up with my craftroom very often these days!! Still hubby went out with his dad this morning so have had time to myself and have managed to create a card that will cover two challenges, not like me to be this organised. There are loads more challenges that I would like to do but we'll have to see, if only I had more time!!!
This weeks copic colours were way out of my comfort zone again, really really bright, but when I got going I loved it and I actually had all three!!

So here's my little creation!!!

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
Petaloo flowers
Charm, gems and papers from stash
and of course not forgetting the Glossy Accents!!

See you later!!

Jo x

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Winter Wonderland Challenge 15 - Frosty the Snowman

How cute is this, lol, I wish you could see it, so sparkley!!. This weeks Winter Wonderland challenge is Frosty the Snowman. Unfortunately I've used this stamp earlier on my blog but as I have only one snowman stamp that is accessible at the moment I have had to use the same one again!!! I have tried to follow the sketch as best as I could too, but this stamp is rather large and doesn't give much room to add anything else as you can see. Looks a bit OTT but I like it and hope you do too!!

Stamp used Crystal by High Hopes
Coloured with Copic Ciao Pens
Round and Oval Scallop Nestibilites
Snowflake punch by Martha Stewart
Christmas Blues Paper by Dovecraft
Sizzex swirley die
Spica Clear Glitter Pen
Crystal Glitter
Glossy Accents
Glitter card, Card and gems from stash
That's it for today folks!!
Jo x

Copic Colour Challenge 29

This weeks Challenge has been a nightmare for me from start to finish but it was determination not to be beaten and a very late night early morning to do it!!! It started off with not having any of the colours or anything near them either!! So a trip to Wendys was called for not that we need an excuse!! I checked before I went and only one of them is available as a Ciao Pen so I then forgot to take the number with me and bought the wrong one!!

Next I choose my papers and made up my card as you do, then totally messed up the image I was using and it was one of Wendys that I had stamped earlier and had already used the spare!!! I then had to find another stamp that fitted the nestabilitie oval that I was using and that would match the papers too. Nightmare!! Anyway this is the result.....

One of my favourite Bildmalarna stamps called Tea coloured with the following:
Hair E04, E33 and E35
Hands and Face R20, E00, E50 and E53
Hair Band B60 and B63
TopYR31, B60 and B63
Trousers YG95
Boots E08, YR31 and YR61
Tray and China C-3, R20 and YG95
C-1 for shadow
Green Fern and Green Butterflies Papers by Paper Adventures
Glossy Accents
Ribbon, Charm and Gem from stash
Sewing Machine

Hope you like her

Jo x

Whoops forgot to say I used colours YR31, E08 and YG 95 instead of the colours!

Friday, 4 September 2009

A trip to Wendy and Kev's!!

He he, I made this card at Wendy's last night and left it there for her display boards for her shows. Isn't she just so cute. As I noticed Wendy has already posted this I thought I had better give more details on mine. I should be able to remember the a Copic Pens I used but as we were chatting so much I wasn't paying much attention, sorry if I get wrong folks!!!

Stamp Messy Rabbit Fairy by Joanna Sheen
Copic Pens - E00, E02, E33 and E35 for Rabbit
R00, R02, R20 and R22 for dress
Crystal Glitter for wings
Spica Clear Glitter Pen
Papers by Rita Marie
Martha Stewart Doily Punch
Nestabilities Labels Four
Gems by Papermania and Ribbon from Wendy's Stash

All that I have used in making the above card can be obtained from Wendy at

Back to crafting

Jo x

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Sketch Saturday

This week I have decided to have a go at the Saturday Sketch challenge, yes I know it's Wednesday but the bank holiday has thrown me all out!!!! I stamped up this image at the Copic Class a couple of weekends ago and thought it would fit this sketch quite nicely. I was rummaging in my papers drawer last week and came across this paper, it must be a couple of years old but thought I would use it as I love the colours. So here it is, I hope you like it.

I have used stamp by Stampevie, sorry don't know what it's called!!
Copic Ciao Pens to colour
Dovecraft Christmas Blues Paper
Nestabilities Labels 4
Cuttlebug Snowflakes folder and snowflake die
Let it snow stamp from Impression Obsession
Crystals and card from stash
Glossy Accents and Crystal Glitter
And of course my Sewing Machine!!
Bye for now, hopefully a trip to Wendy's soon!!
Jo x