Monday 31 May 2010

Thank You

Ok, last post for today - probably! This week's theme at Just Cute Bears is 'Thank You' and I have decided to give my promarkers a rest - not for long though - and have used a 3d 'Popcorn the Bear' image for a change.

In The Garden

I have a lot of catching up to do after my week long break, so here is another challenge entry. Over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge the theme is 'In The Garden' - I have used one of their cute bunny images and seeing as I have used my promarkers I have also entered a second time in the Passion for Promarkers Challenge.

Male Card

Gosh, I'm having card-making withdrawal symptoms - I havn't made anything for a week as I have felt so lousy after having my teeth out (next time I'm getting knocked out!!). But I have pulled myself together today to squeeze in a card for this week's challenge at Passion for Promarkers - it ends tomorrow, but I didn't want to miss out on the chance to win some fab goodies which are up for grabs in celebration of their one year anniversary. The theme is 'Anything Goes', so I have opted for a male card which I find particularly difficult to do and have used a digi stamp for the first time. I have been thinking of downloading some of these for a while, but wasn't sure how they would print out, but they don't actually look any different from the real thing, I was rather impressed. I'm also entering the weekly sketch challenge at ICS - I find their sketches inspire me when I have card-maker's block!

Thursday 27 May 2010

LOTV Fantastic New Release!

No card today, I'm feeling a bit yucky as I had two teeth out including a wisdom tooth (bit worrying as I'm short on wisdom already!) and it wasn't a pleasant experience! Just wanted to share the news about the wonderful new release from LOTV which will be available from 1st June. Over at the Lili Of The Valley Challenge Blog they are offering the chance for one lucky follower to win a set. You need to be quick as you can only enter until midnight on the 29th May. Obviously I would LOVE to win this, but Good luck to everyone!

Thursday 20 May 2010


At last, some sunshine, makes me want to actually get up in the morning! I even got chance to make a card before going to work today and I have decided to try a new challenge at Inspirational Card Sketches. I have also entered the Passion for Promarkers Challenge where this week's theme is 'fantasy/mythology'. I have had to resort to a fairy as this is the only stamp that I have that fit's the bill, but after seeing the DT cards, I am now hankering after a dragon one!

Monday 17 May 2010

Just Because

Hello again! When I started this Blog, several people warned me that I would soon be addicted, oh no, not I, I thought! I decided to not try to run before I could walk and that I would follow just a couple of Blogs and 1 or 2 challenges. Yes well, that lasted all of 5 minutes, I didn't realise that it would be so easy and compelling to jump from Blog to Blog and to be so distracted by all the goings on! I soon realised that my time spent crafting would be eaten into and so I am taking a leaf out of other Blogs today and have made 1 card for 3 challenges. Over at Lili of The Valley , this fortnight's challenge is a great sketch, at Just Cute Bears it is a recipe (3 brads, 2 papers and 1 ribbon) and at Penny Black Saturday Challenge the theme is flowers.

Sunday 16 May 2010

Strawberries & Cream

It's Sunday afternoon, I have done my 'chores', the kids are occupied and I have a guilt free afternoon of crafting planned! Before I start on some challenge cards for the coming week (perhaps I'll get them entered in plenty of time, instead of at the last minute, lol!) I have managed to put together an entry for the Passion for Promarkers challenge. I struggled with this week's theme of 'Strawberries & Cream', but managed to find some suitable papers at the bottom of my stash, so I think it meets the criteria.

Friday 14 May 2010

100th Challenge Blog Hop

Well, I am on a roll now and have made another card, this time the theme is a sketch for the 100th challenge at Penny Black Saturday Challenge. I have quite a few Penny Black stamps, but the hedgehogs are my favourite and I was able to incorporate more shapes cut with my cuttlebug. This is a special challenge as it is also a Blog Hop - something new to me, so I'm off to start hopping!

Thursday 13 May 2010

Multifold Card

True to my word, I have been crafting away and now have a card ready for this week's challenge at Just Cute Bears. The theme is to make a multifold card which gave me the chance to use the 'never ending' cards that I bought a while ago at Lili of the Valley. I definitely think my card meets the criteria this week, I can't count how many folds there are! I did get a bit muddled in the middle, not realising that elements on two of the sides would overlap, hopefully I got away with it, lol! I am giving this card to my 10 year old niece who is into card-making and I wanted to make her something different, so here it is.

Wednesday 12 May 2010

LOTV Challenge #52

Well, I hate to say it as it's such a cliche, but where does the time go? I had great intentions of posting every few days and have already fallen by the wayside! To try and make up I have been beavering away on a few projects - the first of which is my entry for the 'Here Comes Summer' theme for this week's challenge at Lili Of The Valley. I love Popcorn the Bear, especially this lovely lazy image! I have recently discovered a treasure trove of a local craft shop and have used papers bought there and have finished the card off with some cute button brads.