Tuesday 30 September 2008

Cuttlebug Challenge Blog

remember tomorrow the first Cuttlebug Challenge will posted- all excited , it will be fun
Don't miss it, can't wait to see all your lovely cards

Cute Card Thursday

The challenge this week is for Sparkle and lots of it.

The snowflake cuttelbug embossed background has been glittered up to add sparkle, the cat has also been glittered and little jewels added to the flowers so me thinks that's quite a bit of sparkle


Sunday 28 September 2008

Penny Black Challenge

The challenge this week is Seasons and i picked winter to get another Christmas card done

I went for a black and white theme and used the cuttelbug snowflake folder and my little Christmas doggie stamp and some lovely black and silver ribbon and a couple of jewels- the photos doesn't really do the embossing justice


Sketch Saturday

This is the sketch for this week

and this is my take on the sketch

I used papers by Funky Hand, blue rafia, two Christmas sentiments that say Let it snow and Get Caught up In the Magic of the Season, four jewels and a cute little doggy stamp


Friday 26 September 2008

Arty Girlz Challenge

The challenge this week over at Arty Girlz is to create something autumn themed

So here is my autumn themed card

Papers by Funky Hand, stamp I won over at Carol's challenge on her blog, hand made paper I got on holiday and wish now that I had bought more of it


Carol's Sketch

This is the sketch at my Funky Hand and Cuttlebug team mate Carol's blog

and this is my take on the sketch

The embellishments are from K&Co

Thursday 25 September 2008

2 Sketches 4 You-Laura's Sketch

This is the sketch this week over at the fab 2S4Y. It is Laura's sketch

and this is my take on the sketch. Iused K&Co papers, some lovely green ribbon and hung a little star from it and a chipboard tree which I used crackle paint on then inked over and a little owl

these bracelets are my makes for today from my craft class , Quite pleased with myself for making these


Wednesday 24 September 2008

Toot Toot

There is going to be a new cuttlebug challenge site with the challenges posted on a Wednesday and guess what I am on the design team for it so come along and support your loving cuttlebug and join in the fun.In the process of getting all set up at the moment but the web address will be
The first challenge will be on Wed1st October so come join us
I am really excited to be part of this as I just love my cuttlebug and my FunkyHand mate Carol is also on the DT team- woohoo toot toot


Tuesday 23 September 2008

Funky Fairys Challenge- Ribbon and Lace

The challenge this week is to add ribbon and lace to your card using a funky fairys product

so I used the papers and added a bit of white lace and black and white dotty ribbon and two blooms and the little sentiment Hi Cutie Pie in the middle of the flowers


Tilda on a budget

The challenge this week is to make a card costing under £1

The snow paper came in a bargain pack and cost roughly 10p a sheet, the jewels would be approx another 10p, the wool about 2p the sentiment about 5p and the embellishment about 5p as this was a bargain pack with loads in it from the pound shop, the card blank was free with a magazine and you could not include you stamp, paint etc

So i reckon the card cost about 32 p


Monday 22 September 2008

Penny Black Challenge

The challenge this week is to decorate the inside of the card as well and this is my card with the inside decorated with the same stamp as i used on the front.

Also was dying to use the stamp at won from Carol's Sketches Challenge so here it


I've been tagged by my friend Lisa and these are the rules
. Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

7 Things about me:
mmm let me think! this could take a while then...
1.I spent my 40th Birthday in the haunted bedroom of a castle- oops giving my age away
2. I adore Elvis
3.I hate spiders
4. I used to be a punk rocker, then a new romantic- ah the good old days!
5. I, once at work while out on a house visit had to pull up an old woman's tights for her as she was struggling to get dressed and i think she thought I was a nurse and was there to dress her- but I wasn't, but I did anyway - good deed done for that day
6. I want to go to Graceland- and have even bought Elvis embellishments for the scrap book of my trip
7. I love Halloween

There that was painless
Now who to tag? Think most of my DT Funky Hand mates have done this tag so i pick

Their links can be found at the right hand side of my blog


Sunday 21 September 2008

Sketch Saturday

This is the sketch this week...

and this is my take on the sketch

Again I had to use my new die "Boo" bear

Funky Hand papers and a few little embellishments


Sketches By Tamara

This is the sketch this week

And this is my take on the sketch

I used Funky Hand paper, pink bazzil, pink ribbon a Sweet Daughter chipboard sentiment, some flowers and my new Boo Bear die- isn't he just soooo adorable, and a white gel pen for doodling


Blog Candy Alert

Gisela is celebrating 10000 hits by giving away some candy. You can find it HERE
but also take time to check her blog and see all her lovely creations

Saturday 20 September 2008

Oh Mr Postman

again you are wonderful you brought me another package today

This time it was from my Funky Hand mate the lovely Carol.

Carol runs a fortnightly challenge on her blog(was a Tuesday but now being changed to a Wednesday) and a winner is picked randomly from the entries and guess what I was that winner!!! woohoo and look at the goodies I won

Thanks Carol- can't wait to play with them


Friday Sketchers and few other bits and pieces

This is the sketch this week

and this is my take on the sketch

I used Funky Fairy paper, an embossed pink bazzil panel, prima flowers, jewels, fibres and of course one of the lovely stamped images I received yesterday from the wonderful Chris which I coloured with water colours

The next card is following the pink theme as well and has a heart emobossed with swiss dots cuttlebug folder and a cuttlebug butterfly and another pink panel embossed with cuttelbug folder

The next one used a cuttlekids die for the dinosaurs adn I added the sentiment Happy Birthday You Old Dinsosaur

The next one is using paper by Funky hand, white gel pen to doodle round the edges a silk covered brad the word LUV a few jewels, some hand made paper and a little tag along with a cuttlebug love heart and then embossed with one the folders

And finally you will be glad to hear, this next card was made with again Funky Hand papers and the lovely bird embossing folder which I then inked over

prima flowers, liquid pearls, ribbon, chipboard birdie covered with crackle paint then inked over , some jewels and the sentiment You're so Tweet


Friday 19 September 2008

Mr Postman

Mr Postman is such a nice man he brought me two packages today

One was a new die called Boo Bear- so can't wait to play with him!

The other was a wonderful card and goodies for my blog candy runner up win from my lovely Funky Hand team mate Chris

A little set of stamps which i know I will use lots and some beautiful Sarah kay and Tilda stamped images-none of which i have so good bye I'm off to play for a little while and THANK YOU so much Chris I love it


Thursday 18 September 2008

Couple of Quick Christmas Makes

Decided I better sart my Christmas cards but since I said that not really made much but here is a couple of quickies that I did

The first one is using Funky Hand paper with sizzix gingerbread man and woman

The second is using the cuttlebug embossing folder Holly which i managed today to get beautiful paper that really goes with it. I added liquid pearls for the berries and a bit of ribbon


Monday 15 September 2008

2S4Y- Kazan's sketch #9

This is the sketch this week over at 2 Sketches 4 You

and this is my take on the sketch

I used Funky Fairy papers, eyelets, ribbon, chipboard shapes, black and pink ink and a couple of jewels and glitter

oops have just noticed I have stuck the same photo on twice- the second one was supposed to be a close up- oh well

Tilda & Co Challenge

The challenge this week was to create a Chocolate Delight

For this I used Funk Hand dotty paper and Inkandoo stamp that reads All you need in life is a friend who has chocolate- oh how true- a stamped Tilda image and a tray of chocolates yum yum


The Winner

Tada- drum roll please- the winner of my first blog candy is Clare
Please email me with your address so I can send it off to you
Well Done
How did I pick the winner- well what i did was write the numbers on bits of paper and folded them over but not before putting a doggy choccy button in the middle of each of them then I scattered them randomly about the floor and told Bud to help himself to the treats and the first one he went for would be the winner and it was no 21 which was Clare
should really have taken photos of that cause it was quite funny watching him trying to get all the treats

Funky Fairy Challenge

Have never joined in with these challenges before so this is a first

It is a great sketch this week

And not really having started Christmas yet I decided to do a Christmassy Theme for this one- it takes me a while to get into making Christmas cards- i don't know why but it does

Papers by Funky Fairy and Whipper Snapper Stamp


Sunday 14 September 2008

Friday Sketchers

This is the sketch this week

and this is my take on the sketch

Papers by Funky Hand

paperArtsy stamp