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

Tuesday 18 November 2008

Magnolia V Stampavie

This is the sketch this week

And this is my take on the sketch
Papers are by Jen Wilson, ribbon from stash, brads and Tilda coloured with water colours

Monday 17 November 2008

Penny Black Challenge

The challenge this week is to make a card Monochromatic

This could be any colour so long as it was shades of that colour but I went for the basic black and white

papers by Funky Hand, snowflake embossing folder, PB stamp, flowers and sentiment

Sorry but am now rushing off to work!


Sunday 16 November 2008

Two Challenges in One

This is the sketch over at Sketch Saturday and for this I did a Christmas card and used the traditional green and red colours so that fitted in nicely with Cute Card Thursdays challenge which was surprisingly Red and Green

This is my card
Papers by Funky Hand, red and green card and brads, HO HO HO sentiment by K&Co and Santa topper from the pound shop

Saturday 15 November 2008

2 Sketches 4You Kazans Sketch

This is Kazan's sketch this week and yet again it is a great sketch and great DT examples from the new winter team

This is my take on the sketch

The snowflake card I found hidden in my stash and the pompom ribbon I stumbled upon when I

opened up a box I had not been in for a long long time, the letters are thickers and the snowflakes came free with a magazine but started life as blue- I inked them over with gold ink

I am a bit later than normal with this challenge but have had a hectic week


Thursday 13 November 2008

Sketch Saturday

This is the sketch over at Sketch Saturday this week and this is my card using the sketch

I used Funky Hand papers(I just love that dotty paper ) K&Co sentiment and the little snowman is from the pound shop and came on a strip of lovely embellies


Funky Fairys Challenge

This is my card for the sketch over at Funky Fairys this week
Papers are of course by Funky Fairy and I added some jewels, flowers, a button and abrad that says Flowers

Wednesday 12 November 2008

My PIF candy arrived

My PIF candy from Claire arrived the other day there in a beautiful handmade envelope

Thanks so much Claire- can't wait to use it

This is the first chance I have had to post it as having a bit of a hectic week


Cuttlebug Challenge #7

This weeks challenge is to emboss on a die cut

For this I used the cuttlebug dog die and embossed that, the papers are by DCWV and a chipboard saying Friends Furrever
Pop along and join in the cuttlebug fun this week- there is a guest designer this week Robin, who set the challenge for us


Saturday 8 November 2008

Happy Birthday Kath

Just incase anyone out there didn't already know that Kath turned 60 yesterday but I know I am telling you old news and that you all knew already- she keeps us all laughing with her little stories everyday and makes us all in awe at her wonderful creations- Hope you had a fabby day yesterday and here's to another 60
just thought I would share with you the card I made for Kath

Wednesday 5 November 2008

Carols Sketch

This is Carols sketch this week

and this is my take on the sketch


2 Sketches 4 You

Its's Laura's sketch this week

If you've never tried their sketches then what are waiting for get over there now and join in the fun

I used papers by Funky Hand, thickers letters and some ribbon