Monday, 30 November 2009

Pink Petticoat Pillowbox

Skin of my teeth with this.
I had forgotten the Pink Petticoat challenge to make a pillowbox with the chance to win some, no make that LOTS of gorgeous American Crafts ribbon.
I have rustled this up quickly just now with the hope I meet the deadline.

I have deliberately made this in purple/lilac colours so I could enter the first
Sketchy Colors challenge too

The papers are PP Pretty Doodles.

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I do appreciate and need all the encouragement, lol
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Friday, 27 November 2009

Vintage Lady 2

Truly Scrumptious challenge 21 is a lovely sketch this week, but have to admit it really stretched my imagination.

I wanted to do a side opening A5 and had a job to arrange the elements to fit this size.
I hope what I have done is acceptable for the challenge.

I made the decision re the BP's fairly quickly....for a change....but then wasn't satisfied with the image. First I printed it on a parchment type, didn't like on to photo paper....decided this was too printed a larger one. The 2 reject images are under this final one but I'll keep that a secret.
I spent ages last night making two scrunched flowers then didn't like settled for these lovely blossoms from Wild Orchid.
I changed my mind re the ribbon as well...burgundy was my first choice but the card looked too drab so went for the green.

When it was finished I had a 'funny turn' and decided to make a bag thingy to put it is going to be given to the birthday lady at her party tomorrow, so no posting involved.
It would have fitted in an envelope, albeit a lumpy fit...but NO, I do things the hard way. This must have taken over an hour to make. It is made from 2 sheets of silver mirri card so is actually shiny and not matt gray

The image is another from Art Creations that was posted for a challenge some time ago. The flourish I made last week and is glamour dusted.

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Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Vintage Lady

This beautiful image is from
Art Creations Friday and as I totally adore this sort of image I just had to use this for daughter's friend's birthday.
I had to make it in a hurry this morning to catch this evenings post.
The friend lives in Spain and her b/day is on Monday.
Last Friday was the first anniversary of Art Creations......congratulations ,ladies, this is a stunning image with which to celebrate.

Friday Sketchers - I used the current sketch

My Time to Craft challenge 67 - Very Vintage

Paperplay Challenge 42 - Read all about it - to use some text.

Crafty Catz challenge 9 - is Celebrate

Thanks, as always :-)


Grandson again!

The last one for this year....and today it is Harry Potter's turn

The BP is from a digi Christmas collection, but the red and the stars were just what I wanted.
The star eyelets (is that spelled right?) are from the candy I won from Kym the other week.
The image is courtesy of Google and the sentiment was added in PhotoPlusX2.
Harry consists of three layers, my version of decoupage!!

Not much else to say about this....I hope he likes all his cards and has fun opening his pressies in the morning.
His Mum & Dad asked him what he wanted for a special birthday tea tomorow and he opted for Nando', cooking tomorrow...we are going with them :-)
He has invited us to his party at Paul's Pirates on Friday...what fun.

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Monday, 23 November 2009

A new challenge blog....

....called Sketchy Colors will be starting on Sunday

This is what it is all about...

"The first challenge starts at 29th of November, at 9 am – our time!
Our challenges will mainly consist sketches and color challenges – therefore “Sketchy Colors”!
You’re allowed to make any creation you like, just as long as the sketch/colors are being followed :)
And you’re also allowed to combine our challenges with others!"

There is some excellent blog candy to celebrate the go take a look :-)



One more Christmas card to add to my measly collection.
I followed this nice sketch from
Sketch and Stash 24

Magical Crafts Fortnightly challenge is to use Santa or a snowman, plus sparkle, ribbon and a christmas flower...I hope the holly BP will do!

Pollycraft Monday Challenge is Ria's Wonderful Christmas create something with a Christmas theme.

The new stash is the of the freebies in the current Making Cards mag. Crikey, I am getting lazy, lol
I put some sparkle on the bobble on Santa's hat and also on the berries of the holly.

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Every one is really appreciated :-)


Sunday, 22 November 2009

Another for Grandson


I have followed the Papertake Weekly Sketch 28 for another card for grandson.

I decided I'd rather send him one with 'Grandson' on, so Spongebob will be for aunty and cousins to give to him.
He also likes to watch 'I Carly' on TV......I definitely don't!!!!!....Gramma would rather watch Spongebob, lol

The pic of 'Carly' is courtesy of Google.
Various backing papers I'd already printed off.
I made the 'Happy Birthday to You' tag thingy some time ago and used colours to go with it 'cos I thought it was about time I used it
I printed greetings for the inside on the left-over piece of BP from the front and made some little tiles to go down the side.

I don't mind making children's cards but hope I'll soon get my enthusiasm back for making my favourite vintage pretty cards :-)
The other week someone DIL knows took a lot of my cards with the intention of selling them in her little unit at a local garden centre.
Well, it turned out that the landlord told her she couldn't have them in her shop as one of the other tenents sells cards.
To say I was disappointed is a bit of an understatement..but hey never mind, that's life.

Thanks for dropping in today and for all the lovely comments.....hope to see you again soon


Saturday, 21 November 2009

Black and colour


A birthday card for my niece and it follows the theme of
Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog No:2


Creative Inspirations are looking for sparkle this week

There is quite a lot of bling on this card. One of the BP's, the tag and the row of red gems is from the Anna Griffin blog candy I won from lovely Stephanie (Stamping & Sharing)

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Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Spongebob and friends


For my grandson who will be 7 next the big No: is a bit of a clue, eh, hahaha)

The challenge at the Allsorts Challenge Blog is to make something for a child, so A's birthday is just at the right time

I know there are lots of wonderful images/stamps for children out there and I've got a few, but he likes Spongebob, so Spongebob it is, lol

The BIG no.7 is once again done in wordart and handcut in silver holographic card...Spongebob and friends are courtesy of Google

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Tuesday, 10 November 2009

65th Birthday Card

150mm sq

This is for our friend and neighbour across the road.
It doesn't fit any challenges that I know of.
I have used bits and bobs of paper left over from other projects but they all co-ordinated so I'm happy about that.
I did the numbers in Word and hand cut them and matted them on to some silver mirri card.

My blog candy winners parcel arrived from Kym on Saturday. There is such lot of lovely goodies.
Thank you Kym :-).
Amongst them is a set of Penny Black stamps and I have used the musical notes embossed in gold on the number 6. This is quite appropriate because Alan likes music.
The first BP is embossed with both the CB words folder and swiss dots and the edges inked with ColorBox Creamy Brown which was also in my parcel.

Close up, though the colours are off!!!

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Sunday, 8 November 2009

Panel Christmas card

The first challenge by Magical Crafts Fortnightly Challenge is to make a Christmas card and an ornament to match.
I haven't managed to do an ornament, but so as not to be a party pooper I'll just enter this card.
There is a colour scheme too - to use red, green and gold

The panels are embossed with CB Swiss Dots and the flower is another from one of Jak's free Build aBlossom downloads

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Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Wedding Anniversary

Phone call from daughter this morning.....'Can you do me a birthday card for Louise and a 30th Wedding Anniversary card'....'When for?'.....'Today!!'
Nothing like giving me a bit of notice lol
The birthday card had to come from my stock, then a quick look at the current challenges and I made this WA card.

I used the sketch from Mojo Monday
Our Creative Corner wants to see something vintage
The Pink Elephant colour challenge - Brown, Yellow, Neutral and Color of your choice
Rainbow Lady's challenge 79 is Anniversary
Allsorts Challenge 25 is anything to do with weddings
Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog - Ann has started a new challenge blog and the very first challenge is Celebrate.
Good luck, Ann with your new venture...I am sure it is going to be a great successs :-)

Lots of pearls to go with 30th anniversary, some lace and a bit of sparkle on the star
I think this fits the criteria for all six challenges so I am happy :-)

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Monday, 2 November 2009

Lucky me....

....I've won Kym's Blog Candy, yippee!!
I'm feeling right down in the dumps at the moment so this has helped cheer me up.
Thank you very much Kym and thanks also to Kym's son for picking my name out.


Sunday, 1 November 2009

Competition card


This is the card I made for the Crafts-u-print competition.
I am happy with it but I am not holding my breath.
There are some lovely entries but the voting system is confusing (for me at any rate) so I think I've voted for every card I've viewed, duh!!!

The image I chose is from the ATC sheets, Vintage toppers 5, one of the free downloads from the site for the competition and I think it is lovely.
I will definitely be using some of the others.

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