Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Quick and Easy

Another card but DD say's not enough!! I have real problems trying to produce a card in an evening. This one has taken over 2 hours and the image was already coloured in and I have omitted the detail, what am I doing wrong? I don't know whether to enter into the challenges with it or not as it seems really basic but will give it a go. It will go into
Flutter By Wednesday - Use flowers
Papertake Weekly - Say it with flowers
Stampevie and more - Flower Power
Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sorry Alarna but I've tipped it up again!!

This lovely little image is another Stampevie Stamp of Wendys and she is so gorgeous but sorry I haven't a clue what she is called again.
Coloured with Copic Ciao, Sketch and Spica Glitter Pens
DP is Rita Marie
Nestibilities Labels eight and Ribbon Tags
Cuttle Bug Dots Folder
Martha Stewart Branch Punch
Nellie Large Flower Punce and Stamen Punch

All the above available from Stamps and Memories

Card, Ribbon and Brads from Stash

Back soon

Hugs Jo x

Monday, 17 May 2010


Glossy Accents still wet!!! Another quick post and another card finished, you may see a few more this week as DD has put her order in to be taken up at the weekend!!! Basket will be emptied again. This little cutie is for a couple of challenges, firstly my very favourite challenge Sweet Sketch Wednesday and secondly Stampevie and more which is Pink.
I have absolutel no idea what this little beauty is called as I stamped her at Wendys!! I do know that she is a Stampevie Sarah Kay stamp!
Coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch pens
DP is Rita Marie Love Bug and Cotton Candy
Nestabilities Labels four, eight and nested blossoms
Martha Stewart Branch punch
Tim Holts Distress Ink
Glossy Accents
All the above are available from Wendy at Stamps and Memories
Sentiment is from a Popcorn Bear set
Brad, Card, gems and ribbon are from stash
Hope you like her
Hugs Jo x

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Sunday Again!!

Oh my goodness, it's Sunday again, where has the week gone. I have made a couple of other cards this week but the first I forgot to photograph and the second is at Wendy's. I loved the card that I made at Wends so have stamped the image again and hopefully it will be my next post!!! This little card is made with another of my new stamps. I must confess to having rather a lot of stamps that just haven't seen any ink yet and they have now been superceded by others so they are out of date!!!!! This card qualifies for a few challenges:
One Stop Craft Challenge - Summer Breeze
Crafty Catz Challenge - Petals and Pearls
Allsorts - Birthdays
Cute Card Thursday - Someone Special
My Time to Craft - Toooooo cute
Just Cute Bears - Recipe 3 Brads, 2 DP and 1 Ribbon
I have used this lovely LOTV Bear stamp, the first time I have used it and it is a joy to colour
Happy Birthday is from a Popcorn Bear stamp
Just for you is from LadyBug Crafts Ink
Coloured with Copic Ciao, Sketch and Spica glitter pens
DP is Cosmo Cricket Material Girl, I love it!!
Nestabilities Labels 4
Martha Stewart Daisy edge punch and branch punch
Flowers are Prima
Button Brads are from Lakeland
Ribbon and Card from Stash
I hope you like it!!
Hugs Jo x
Thank you everyone for your kind words about Tango, he is now on the road to recovery and over the last couple of days he has picked up and showing signs of his old self which is a great relief for us all. He has taken his tablets like an angel, no struggles, one handed with him sat on the sofa and straight down, bless him. Its a good job it was Tango and not Gizz as she would have given me trouble!! Hope to be back soon. Enjoy your week!! x

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Another quick post!!

This month is my Aunts birthday and this image is just perfect for her which is why I bought it and her fav colour is green. This fits few challenges,
A Spoon full of Sugar - Furry Friends
CrAFT -Wedding/Birthday
Incy Wincy - Anything goes

I have used
Lady Bugs Inc. Nikki Stamps
Sentiment from Popcorn Bear
Coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch pens
Pealed Paint Distress Ink
DP MME Bloom and Grow
Nestibilities Labels 4
Nellies Multi Frame
Martha Stewart branch punch
Crystal Glamour Dust
Pearl Glimmer Mist
Card and Brads from Stash
Enjoy the rest of the day
Hugs Jo x

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Birthday Boy

What a week!!! Lots of short days at work because Tango has been poorly. In case you don't know, Tango is a big ginger cat, the softest, cuddliest cat you could ever meet!!! We think he had been poisoned. I was so worried, that I was getting up in the middle of the night to see if he was OK, bless him. I hate seeing poorly animals especially when it is your own. So off to the vets we went, our vet is about 2 minutes drive from us and Tango cried pitifully all the way there and back as he hates the car!!!! Thankfully he is on the mend and been a very spoilt boy!!
Anyway today I have made this card, just noticed that the buttons look wonky but it is how it has been photographed, really not one of my better skills!!! I love colouring this image but am still not sure what colour monkeys are!! The card papers are a lovely aqua colour but have turned out grey again must get a better camera!! I am entering it into a few challenges,
Cute Card Thursday - Boyz to Men
Stampin for the weekend - Card for a male
Saturday challenge - 3 Embellishments, 2 papers and 1 image
Sophisticat challenge - Card for a child
Simon Says Challenge - Birthday, celebrations
Image is High Hopes Open Ark
Daisy and Dandelion Sentiment
Coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers
DP is Nannas Nursery Baby Boy
Oval and Ribbon Labels Nestibilities
Nellies Multi frame
Ribbon, card and Buttons from stash
Hope you like it
Hugs Jo x

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Sketch Saturday 101

Another quick post tonight I'm afraid and another new stamp!! Don't you just love these Nikki Stamps, I have several of them now and love the sentiments that go with them too. These are new in at Stamps and Memories and Wendy has a great selection of them. This card only fits into Sketch Saturday, I can't find anything else to enter it into. I coloured this image last evening, experimenting with the neutral grey copics to give her black trousers. I think I am improving a little, still need lots of practice though. Another card that hasn't photographed well, this is shocking pink and black card!!

I have used Martini Nikki and Nikki word set two for the sentiment
Coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch pens
DP is Basic Grey Bittersweet
Martha Stewart Daisy Punch
Nestibilities Scalloped Circles
Cuttlebug Swirl Folder
Lots of Crystal Glamour Dust
Card and gems from Stash

Hope you like her, back soon!!

Hugs Jo x

Monday, 3 May 2010

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - 47

I think I may be too late for this challenge as I see that this weeks has appeared already. Oh well, I'll try anyway!! I love this challenge, it is one of my favourites. So here is my card for Sweet Sketch Wednesday

Sorry about the quality of the photo, the papers have come out grey and wishy washy when they are really a lovely aqua colour.

The image was in a RAK that I received from my blogging buddy Marianne check out her blog, it's fab!! Really sorry but I have absolutely no idea at all what this image is but I love her!!
I have coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch pens
The sentiment is from a Nikki set
DP is My Minds Eye
Circle, Pinked edge circle and ribbon label nestibilities
Crystal Glamour Dust
Ribbon, coloured with Copics, gems and card from Stash

Hope you like her
Hugs Jo x

Cherry Blossom

I thought I would show you this picture of the gorgeous tree in our front garden before it was hit by the rain. This gave me the inspiration for my next card which I think will go into the following challenges
Creative Card Crew - April Showers bring May Flowers
Just Magnolia - A sketch by Bev (thanks Bev, my sort of sketch again)
Crafty Catz - Spots , which there are lots of if you look closely!!

This lovely Magnolia image, I received in a RAK from Vicky over at Kips Cards, check out her work it is fab!! As Tilda is a bee, this paper reminded me of honeycomb and of course every bee needs flowers!! So here it is.

I have no idea what this little Tilda is called, but she is so cute.
Sentiment is Cuddley Buddley
Coloured with Copic Ciao and Sketch pens, and no I haven't used the blender pen on her tummy or hair, really pleased with myself there, lol!!
DP is Basic Grey Lemonade again, I just love it!!
Nestibilities Ovals and Scalloped Ovals
Martha Stewart Daisy and Branch Punches
Nellie Large Flower, Small Flower and Stamen punches
Crystal Glamour Dust
Pearl Glimmer Mist
Card, Ribbon and Flat Pearls from Stash

Hope you like her,

Hugs Jo x

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Another Pink Card!!

Just a quick post this evening as it is very late and I should have been in bed hours ago!! I have made this card at Wendys this evening, for my God Daughter who has passed her driving test this week, bless her. Another 17 year old on the road!! I think it fits the following challenges:
C.R.A.F.T - Shaped Card
Cute Card Thursday - Make your own, mine is flowers
Daring Card Makers - Shaped Easel Card
I have used Emleighs Cool Ride from High Hopes
Sentiment is Impression Obsession
Coloured with Copic Ciao, Sketch and Spica Glitter Pens
DP is Forever Friends
Nestibilities Labels Eight
Nellie Frond Punch
Flower Punch, sorry don't know the make it was Wendy's!!
Pearl Glimmer Mist
Card and Brads from Stash
Hope you like her, have a good weekend everyone!!
Hugs Jo x