Wednesday 31 December 2008

Cuttlebug Challenge #12

This weeks Cuttlebug challenge is to sand your embossing and core card is ideal for this
I used it in lilac and used D'vine Swirls and Floral Fantasy folders
I stamped a butterfly image onto vellum and coloured and glittered it then attached some ribbon and the sentiment Butterfly Kisses

Have a goood New Year everyone and can't wait to see your sanded cards

Sketch Saturday

This week on sketch Saturday you can pick your favourite sketch from previous weeks and base your card on that.

I missed this sketch a few weeks ago so decided to use this one
Papers are Jen Wilson and Iused my new bird and bird house stamps to creat a New Home card
Have a lovely New Year

Tuesday 30 December 2008

2 sketches 4You Laura's Sketch 16

This is Laura's sketch this week and after not managing to play along last week I had to make time to do this week's sketch.

For this I used alcohol inks to create my background paper and stamped a Paper Artsy stamp onto it. The shaped segments are K&Co and the hesian came courtesy of some bath bombs for Christmas and the card smells lovely too now!

I just know I will be using the hesian up on all my cards at the moment and then will have to go buy more bath bombs to get some more

Have a lovely New Year everyone



It was minus 8 here this morning when I took the dogs out for their morning walk and it was so cold I thought my fingers might snap off. They are going to want back out again soon and not looking forward to that! although it is now just minus 3.
Have housework that I must do today and tomorrow but thought if I get upstairs done today I can do the rest tomorrow and that might give me a lttle bit of time maybe to make a card or two- that's the worst of this time of year you are so busy recovering from Christmas and getting ready for New Year there is not a lot of crafting getting done
If I manage to make anything I will post it later but incase I don't I wish everyone a very Happy and prosperous New Year

Sunday 28 December 2008

FunkyHand Sale

why not pop along to and check out the wonderful CD and download papers that are available and all with 10% off .

Wednesday 24 December 2008

Merry Christmas

Wishing each and everyone of you a very merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year.
Hope Santa is good to you and brings you lots of crafty goodies and can't wait to see what everyone is up to in the New Year

Thursday 18 December 2008

Arty Girlz Challenge

The Arty Girlz challenge this week is create Small Art, this could be an inchie, domino, atc etc so I went for and ATC

I did a collage atc using different coloured and textured papers and stamped onto this to creat my atc


Give away

My Funky hand team mate Kath is doing a give away but hurry over to her blog, you only have up to the 20th to put a post and a link to be in with a chance to win a super duper prize- you can get to her blog on the right hand side of mine and that link will take you straight there
Because I have been so wrapped up in Christmas and all the disorganisation that goes along with that i never got putting a post to announce that Kath won Card Designer of the Year with Simply Cards and Papercraft- woo hoo what a win and very very well deserved and can't wait to see her wonderful cards in print

Wednesday 17 December 2008

2 Sketches 4 You

This is Laura's sketch over at the great 2 Sketches 4 You challenge blog. I missed the challenge last week and managed to make this quick card for this weeks challenge but hope to get back on track once my shopping etc is all done this week- I am sure you are all the same ... up to your eyes in all - how dare this Christmas malarkey mess with getting serious crafting done!

Anyway here is my quickie for this week- not really what I wanted to do with the sketch but it is what came out so it will have to do for this week


Cuttlebug Challenge #11

This is the cuttlebug challenge this week to make a criss cross card and full instructions are on a link from the blog.
I used K & Co papers and embossed the band with the argyle folder and the insert I used the leafy branch folder which I glittered and then cut 6 butterflies from the cut and emboss folder
One black for the base, a patterned paper and then one in vellum and embossed the vellum and paper ones and then layered them up
It is a great idea for a card so please give it a go and join in the Cuttlebug fun

Wednesday 10 December 2008

Cuttlebug Challenge #10

The cuttlebug challenge this week is to create a Christmas project other than a card
For this I made a Dog Cracker and a Dog Gift Bag
I used the snowflake embossing folder and also embossed a die cut bone with this folder
I used a small cello bag filled with treats and stapled and embossed piece of red card to the top, added the bone with ribbon , a brad and the sentiment Happy Woofmas
For the cracker I used the cardboard inside of a loo roll, filled it with dog treats and once covered with paper and tied with ribbon added a small section of embossed card and a chipboard embellishment.
Hope you manage to have a go this week and looking forward to seeing what you create

Thursday 4 December 2008

Blog Candy Alert

Great blog candy give away over at my Funky Hand DT matey Tip Tops blog
pop over to her blog from the link at the right of my blog and see what is on offer and check out her fabby blog too

Also Claire is giving away some fab candy for 5000 hits so check it out at and check out her fabby blog


Wednesday 3 December 2008

Cuttlebug Challenge #9

This is my card for this weeks cuttlebug challenge which is to create your own embossing folder.
I think I left this one a bit late and kind of struggled a bit with getting the sandwich for the bug correct.
Full instructions how to create your own folder can be found on the Cuttlebug Site
I ended up using the star sizzix die and using the smallest star to create the folder
I then embossed it onto two of the other stars and the corner of the card
I felt it didn't show (probably too small)too well so I doodled round it and used felt thickers for the word STAR and yellow rafia
I promise I will try harder for the challenge next week

2 Sketches 4 You- Laura's Sketch #14

Its Laura's sketch this week and what a great sketch it is too

And this is my take on the sketch

I used silver glitter mesh, vellum, red snow paper, red ribbon, two types of flowers, stickles and the sentiment was cut from a sheet of paper from my stash
It is quite a simple card and hopefully the effect of the glitter and snow paper show
up in the photos

Monday 1 December 2008

Three Challenges in One

Penny Black Saturday challenge this week is not to use patterned paper

Cute Card Thursday is to use Lilac

and sketch Saturday was a sketch
So I followed the sketch, in lilac and did not use patterned paper and used a penny Black image

Sunday 30 November 2008

Forever Friends

This was the sketch at the Forever Friends Challenge Blog and this is my take on the sketch

papers by K & Co, felt flowers by papermania, forever Friends sentiment(K &Co) and water coloured stamped image


Saturday 29 November 2008


Been missing for a couple of days as it was my birthday on Thursday and i have had a bit of a hectic time.
Wanted to share with you the gorgeous hand crafted cards I received from my mates at Craft class and my Funky Hand Gang
Sue joan Angela
Chris and KathRuth and Anice
Carol and Jozza
They are all beautiful and very much appreciated

Wednesday 26 November 2008

Arty Girlz Challenge

The challenge this week is to create a project using your favourite colours.

At the moment mine seem to be brown with blue.

The card I made is actually to send to the vet from Bud to thank them for his operation and their care- the first vets ever to phone me the next day to see how he was and if he had eaten, been to toilet etc
So I used this challenge to coincide with the card I had to make for him- will have to keep an eye on what he is writing in it so he is not tooo cheeky as I know he felt fine before he went in and came out sore and wondering "ouch, what happened there I am sore and BALDY" poor wee soul, he had hardly any hair to start with and now he looks like a patchwork quilt- at least his coat will hide it until it grows back in



got my challenges slightly mixed up- House Mouse was polka dots and forever friends was a sketch but silly silly me did a forever friends polka dot card and not a challenge site in sight to post it on.

This is what happens when you try to do toooo many things all at the one time- I am so good at telling people to make a list and work form that- Oh if only I'd listened to myself and wrote a list then I would not have a card with no challenge to post it on!


Tuesday 25 November 2008

2 Sketches 4 You

This weeks its Kazan's sketch and what a great sketch it is yet again.
This is my take on the sketch
Papers by K&Co, yellow raffia, paperclip, the poinsetta was courtesy of Sue from her trip to Canada and the sentiment was from the pound shop


is the 40th birthday of Anice, very talented lady and lovely person, who runs Funky Hand and to coincide with her birthday she is releasing a new CD called Funky Daze.Have a wonderful day Anice.

It is filled with wonderful papers and also word books for you to make up you own little books with any word you want- I haven't actually had to time to try the word books yet but will a s soon as I get a chance.

I have made a few cards using the CD though and the papers are just fab fab fab.

What I did forget to do was take a photo of the birthday card I made for Anice and I also forgot on Sunday to say it was Enfys's birthday so a big Happy Birthday En- my card(which I also forgot to photograph) will be late as it has to go all the way to the USA and I only posted it on Thursday.

Here's a couple of cards I made with the CD


Sunday 23 November 2008

Penny Black Challenge and Friday Sketchers

The penny Black Challenge was Funky Christmas and I combined this with Friday Sketchers sketch

I used papers by Funky Hand , Penny Black image and Merry Christmas and let it snow sentiments


Saturday 22 November 2008

2 Sketches4 You- Laura's Sketch 13

I kept my card very simple this week as I have had a hectic week and not much crafty time.

Brother in law was rushed into hospital with a heart attack, a dog ran full force into me while trying to attack my two and sent me flying up in the air and I spent 3 and a half hours in A&E getting x-rayed and having stones and gravel dug out of my hand (but what really annoyed me was the fact the man walked off and left me lying there and never even said Sorry)

My little soul mate Bud was in yesterday getting 5 lumps removed- one of which was huge- and he is very sore and whinging and feeling sorry for himself so i am plying nurse- at the moment he is lying beside me on his blanket(but I have to carry him up and downstairs as I go!)

Well anyway that kind of explains why I was missing so much this week

For the card- papers are by Jen Wilson, thickers letters, Staz on ink, inked chipboard swirls and K&Co journal strip


An award

This award was given by the wonderful Kath, my Funky Hand DT mate, if you haven't already pop over and get a good look and inspiration from her great blog.
She awarded this to all her FH DT mates- it stands for
This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships!These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.
So please feel free to collect this award from me- I know a lot awards are going about so I will leave it up to you to collect if you wish

Wednesday 19 November 2008

Cuttlebug Challenge #8

The challenge this week is to crayon resist on your embossing
This involves rubbing crayon over your embossed image then I heated it with a heat gun then used alcohol ink over the top. it gives a lovely shiny meatallic look effect and I was amazed at the colours that came up. Full instructions of how to do this are provided through a link on the cuttlebug site
Go on give it a try this week