The challenge this week at penny black is stars and stripes and it is sponsored by Anice's new Funkyhand download called Minty Madness so of course i just had to use those papers as there are stars and stripes in the papers
I used my little penny black doggy image and also stamped his tie out in stripey paper
Added a couple of the stars from the download,and three jewels
The theme this week at Cute Cards Thursday was in the water so for this I made a card for a Birthday Boy by layering and inking blue bazzil card then adding two ships a little whale a load of stars and a birthday boy sentiment
little sentiments with you today to brighten up your morning
Laughter is the best medicine Dance like no one is watching Good memories are our second chance at happiness He that cannot endure the bad will not live to see the good Count your rainbows not your thunderstorms Into every life a little rain might fall He who want to do good, knocks the gate; he who loves find the gates open
The Tilda challenge this week is HANDS- this could either be a hand shaped card, a card with hands on it and it could even be clock hands- so I went for this option- CLOCK HANDS
and added little phrases about time
I know how much my mate Carol loves her HouseMouse stamps and no one was more surprised than me when I raided my stamp box and lo and behold there to my amazement was a house mouse stamp i had never used and can't even remember buying so I thought this was fantastic as i can now join in the challenges until I buy some more
The theme for this challenge was LACE and i maybe took it to the extreme by adding three layers of lace to the card, added some flowers and a little Sleep Tight Don't let The Bedbugs Bite saying
Funkyhand has a new download available and it is called Minty Madness and the main theme is green. The papers are wonderful and I've been busy making making with them and they are so wonderful I know I will never tire of them.
My first card was made using paper that had been coloured in dabbers, crushed then inked over to this I added white ribbon, white hand made paper two flowers a little bow with a hand made hat pin type thing made from my new stash with two glittered chipboard shapes added
the next card is a Christmas card- sorry I forgot whose paper that is as it was in my rather large and overflowing Christmas box, some mesh, couple of brads snd some lovely snowfake embellishments I found in a pound shop- so of course I overstocked in them!
OOOHH Funkyhand has a new download that will be available on Monday and it is called Minty Madness and it is just to die for- can't give anything away just now but check it out on Monday and then I will be able to show off some samples AllisonX
was naughty and spent all my money on new stash, now I have no pennies left for all week ooops-usually on a Saturday afternoon if I am not at a dog show I go shopping with my mother but as she is away on her hols I went myself but my one and only stop was the craft shop-oops- only went for a look but here's what I just had to have
Some loupy Lou Doodlebug alphabet stickers in black and white
Some Dovecraft Funky pet brads
New water colour paints
Beads and little pins in the hope I can maybe make some of those lovely hat pin thingies that seem so popular just now- so watch out for some funny looking pins from me!
Zutter perfect closures- these are quite new I think and can't wait to make a book with my bind it and try it out- need to use my Bind it all more so maybe this will spur me on
oh and some ribbon I forgot to photograph and some jewels
The challenge at daring card makers this week is make a card including an arrow or arrows
Papers by Jen Wilson inked of course and Paper Artsy stamp, ribbon, coin , Tim Holz adage ticket and of course an arrow with jewels
I don't think the photo really does this card justice- you would think I liked it or something!
Right thanks to Chris I have now had a chocolate fix and taken another couple of photos to see if they are any better- maybe I should have had some booze first- might have worked better- but I think these photos are slightly better
Think my theme for the week is 'simple' so here are two simple Thanks cards- just checked the cute cards Thursday challenge and it is bright colours so I think these cards come under that category so I will put them in for the challenge
At 2 Sketches 4 You this week it is Kazans sketch time again and there is also a bonus sketch from one of the new DT members
these are the sketches
For Kazans sketch I decided to do a Halloween Card- I inked a white card blank then printed off a page with Boo typed all over it then inked it
I then tore some black card cut a green square and added a die cut ghost, added some stars a bat and a Halloween sentiment
Following in the totally distressed look for today I stamped a Tim Holz stamp all over some orange paper then attached some beautiful ribbon, a plain strip of the paper and cut a circle from co ordinating card
Stamped a little birdie and typed off Happy Birdie and cut these into circles
My name is Allison and I am proud mum to a ten year old German Shepherd, Misty and a two year old rescue collie Ellis.Dogs never cease to amaze me and I am thankful each day for their love and devotion.
When I am not with my dogs I am playing with bits of paper and glue and I hope that you find something on my blog to inspire you .