Thursday 30 October 2008

2S4Y- Kazan's Sketch

This is Kazan's sketch this week

and this is my take on the sketch

papers are by Funky Hand and used chipboard letter and swirl which i inked over and the image is a Forever Friends stamp


Wednesday 29 October 2008

Sketch Saturday

This is my card for the sketch at Sketch Saturday.

I used Funky Hand papers and an owl template a chipboard branch and the words Happy Birdie
Oops just noticed I forgot to lighten the second photo so it is a bit dark- apologies but had a bit of a disaster when making this card- i dropped a full tray with little fiddly bits in it- you know googly eyes, charms brads etc and they have went all over the place, then covered myself in silicone glue- yuk- so having one of those ooops days!

Cuttlebug Challenge #5

The challenge this week is to make something with an embossed metalic finish.

For this I used the Kars embossing mat for the Cuttlebug and an Angel stencil from Kars also

Please note when you use the mat with cuttlebug Do Not put the mat at the edge of the cutting plates- leave a gap so the plates can start to go throught the machine then the mat will go through easily- if you put it right to the end you might have trouble getting it all through the machine.

I embossed the angel on to metalic foil and then cut it out and glittered it and added this to a shaped card blank with ribbon and the word Peace in gold thickers

Hope the photos show the effect as it all very gold

enjoy the challenge this week and can't wait to see what you all come up with


Tuesday 28 October 2008

Meet Cheddar

Meet Cheddar my new Sugar Nellie stamp- isn't he cute

Papers are by Funky Hand and of course an embossed panel using the swirls folder


Saturday 25 October 2008

Carol's Sketch

This is my card for Carol's Sketch above- another great sketch
If you haven't joined in with this challenge before then you should- why not?what's your excuse?
Carol is my FunkyHand and Cuttlebug team mate and you can access her blog from the link at the right hand side of mine.
She runs a fortnightly challenge and there is also a fabby prize you could win.
For this sketch I used one of my new Sugar Nellie stamps that I got at the SECC
The Santa is adorable and I also bought a couple of the new ones as well , which no doubt you will be seeing a lot of.
Had great fun a the SECC and bought lots of bits and bobs to keep me going and a few stamps
Also got to meet another of my FunkyHand team mates Kath who was demonstrating at the Fiskars stand.
Hope you are all having a good weekend
Weather here is absolutely terrible so I am hibernating today.

Arty Girlz Challenge

The challenge this week is to make something using the colours blue and orange

My card is pretty simple using DCWV paper, some ribbon, paper clips and a chipboard saying


Wednesday 22 October 2008

Cuttlebug Challenge#4

The challenge this week is to emboss on patterned paper and for this I used papers from the FunkyHand Salt and pepper download and the Traffic Jam and Swirls embossing folders which seemed to match the papers very well.

I then inked over them with black ink and attached to a black card blank

I then cut and embossed one of the cuttlebug butterflies and attached this after inking over it as well and added a couple of jewels, and then the word MUM

Hope you can join us this week and watch out over the next few days for Cuttlebug Camp where there will be lots to do and join in with



Penny Black Challenge

The challenge this week is to create an ATC(artist trading card)

So here is my penny black ATC
I almost forgot how addictive ATC's can be once you start making them and then it's fun trying to find someone to swap with

Tuesday 21 October 2008

2 Sketches 4 You -Laura's Sketch

This is Laura's sketch over at 2 Sketches 4 You this weekand for this one I did a baby card

No idea why I picked a baby card to do- it just sort of felt right with the subtle blue paper which I found hidden in my paper museum- don't know how long I have had it but it's been a while anyway- going to start using up all my papers etc that I have been keeping hidden- must make room for new stuff you know.

Sketch Saturday

This is the sketch this week

and this is my take on the sketch
I used K& Co papers and penny black stamp and used the cuttlebug to emboss the backing panel
Doing these challenges are a great way to get a head start with Christmas cards cause it normally takes me a long time to get into making Christmas cards for some reason but deciding to make one based on a sketch is a great incentive or I would still be sitting here thinking- Oh i must make a start on Christmas!

Monday 20 October 2008


My Funky Hand DT mate Chris left me this little award on her blog- if you haven't already then do check out her blog for lots of inspiration and lovely creations

Thanks pet

Please feel free to collect this award from me if you want


Friday Sketchers

This is the sketch this week

and this is my take on the sketch

I used papers by K & Co, large blooms and one small one with a silk brad and two love hearts and the sentiment I Love U


Wednesday 15 October 2008

2S4Y- Kazan's Sketch #11

This is Kazan's sketch this week and what a great sketch. But yet again and I don't know why- I found myself struggling with the sketch and made three cards before I decided to post this one- believe me the other two are way worse than this one- this is the best of a bad bunch!

Anyway I used pink and green bazil, couple of corners, a Rusty pickle sentiment, snow paper and pink velvet ribbon


Cuttlebug Challenge #3

this week the challenge is create something using the embossing folders other than a card

I made a box using my bind it all machine and used white wool to bind it with.

I used the paisley, bird and swirls and floral screen embossing folders and put a panel on each side of the box . The panels I inked with gold ink and added thickers letters , flowers and a glittered chipboard bird


Special Request

I was asked by a friend to make a 40th Birthday card for her brother, but a card with a twist.

Her brother is homosexual and she wanted a "card that was funny and very gay"- her words

so after running the wording by her this is the card I came up with- not entirely on my own though my Funky Hand team matey Tip Top made the wonderful little men with whips for the card and aren't they just sooo fab.

This card is in no way made to offend anyone and I hope everyone sees the funny side of it- i can't wait to see June's face when I give it to her!

It is always nice to be asked to do something that challenges you and makes you really have to think and this was one of those challenges


Funky Fairy Challenge

This is the sketch this week at the Funky Fairys Challenge

For this I made another Halloween Card but it is actually for a friend who was married on Halloween so it is actually their Anniversary card

I used the free download papers from last weeks challenge and added a few embellishments and a Happy Anniversary sentiment


Tuesday 14 October 2008

Penny Black Challenge

The challenge this week is to make a Thanks A Bunch card

Although my card says Thank You, the little cat is holding a "bunch" of balloons

I kept it very simple for this one


Monday 13 October 2008

Tilda & Co Challenge

It is a sketch for this weeks challenge

I used a spotty paper from the Salt n Pepper Funky Hand download, some prima flowers with jewels, and sayings from K & Co


Saturday 11 October 2008

Arty Girlz Challenge

The challenge this week is to use Clip Art

For this I did an ATC and used papers from the new Salt and Pepper Funky Hand download and the clip art of a skull to go with the papers


Wednesday 8 October 2008

Cuttlebug challenge #2

The challenge this week is to create a Halloween or fall themed project

i went for a Halloween Card- i just love Halloween and really enjoy making Halloween cards

i used the spider web cuttlebug embossing folder and embossed down one side of the card base then tied black fibres with beads down the other side. I doodled round the card then inked over the embossing with silver ink and created a little spider with a circle punch and added little legs.

The sentiment was created on the computer

Hope you enjoy taking part this week and can;t wait to see what everyone comes up with- remember do the Halloween theme it's my favvy


Tuesday 7 October 2008

Blog Candy Alert

Lisa is giving away a beautiful set of stamps and some extras for reaching over 1000 hits
Check out her fab blog and leave a comment before 14th October to be in with a chance to win


This is Laurs's sketch this week

and this is my take on the sketch

Papers by the Paper Company, Felt flower by Prima, Thickers letters and rub on with jewels attached


Funky Fairys Challenge

The challenge this week is to create a Halloween card and Funky Fairys have kindly provided a Halloween paper range free to download to make your card

This is my card with the papers


Monday 6 October 2008

Penny Black Saturday and Cute Card Thursday

this is the sketch at Penny Black this week and this is my take on the sketch

it also fits in nicely with the Cute Card Thursday challenge this week which is to make a Christmas Animals card
Again I have went for the black and white theme and the papers are from the Salt and Pepper download from Funky Hand

Sketch Saturday

This is the sketch this week and my take on the sketch
Went for the black and white theme yet again
Papers by The paper Company cuttlebug embossed mount and Panda stamp by Prima


Saturday 4 October 2008

New Funky Hand Download

There is a new scrummy download available at Funky Hand so hot foot it over to and check it out. It's called Salt and Pepper and is all black, white and grey and there are fabby papers from dots, to skulls, to love hearts and much more including an alphabet and scalloped circles

here's a couple of quick cards I made from the download