Friday, 29 May 2009


Well another week rolled round...where do they all go!,it's time for another dare at Dare U 2 Digi Stamp and this week we have a lovely sketch to follow designed by Donna one of the DT,must say a dream of a sketch to work with and one i will be using thanks Donna you're a star!

For my card i've used the adorable "Tara" one of Chris's (Sketching Stamper) images,love this image and beautiful to colour,this along with many more gorgeous images can be purchased from HERE.I've coloured Tara using Promarkers and Prisma's,decided to have a change and do the background black...i really like out it's turned out....i've left it plain and simple,a bit like me...LOL,i must admit i tried some embellishments on it but felt it some how spoilt it,so left it as it is.The sentiment is Doodlebug rub-ons "All Mixed Up",and cut out using a Woodware file tab punch.
That's about it...hope to see you all joining us on the dare this week and a big thank you to those who joined in last week you made some amazing cards.

I'll be around to your blogs tonight to see what you've all been up too,but for now that's it...i'm at the hospital with my mom seems to have been one round of hospitals again recently,anyway what ever you're doing have a good one!
Take care
San x

Wednesday, 27 May 2009


Well this morning i've got my DT card for Stampavie and More to share with you...this week the theme is "BLACK & YELLOW".I've used a Leere Aldrich stamp "Party Girl" which i've coloured with Promarkers,well what's left to be seen,i've glittered on top of the colouring on her dress and mask with ultra fine glitter.The paper is from Funky Fairy's "Damask".The sentiments are "Celebrate" by Scrappy Cat and Inkadinkado "It's A Party".Decorative edge was done using a Papermania decorative punch.Charm,ribbon,adhesive pearls,feathers and gold beads all from stash.
The cards turned out alittle dramatic...but i think she look's like a drama,and comical enough to take the black and yellow colour combo.
I would like to say thanks to everyone who joined us last week and hope to see you all this week,
Have a lovely day,
Take care
San x

Tuesday, 26 May 2009


Hi i've combined 3 challenges with 1 card...Friday Sketchers which is a lovely sketch by one of the DT Heidi.great sketch to work with,thank you Heidi,A Spoon Full Of Sugar where this week the theme is "Lace" and lastly Charisma Card's the theme this week being "Flowers,Lace and Pearls".
I've used "Tilda With Rose" coloured with Distress Inks cut out and 3d mounted onto oval nesties using silicone gel.The papers are K & CO "Sparkly Sweet",i've used a paper lace doily,i hope this counts for the lace...and the flowers are a mixture of Flora Doodles,Prima's and paper roses.I've used glamour dust on Tilda's wings and put some stickles onto the rose...neither showing too good in the photo,lastly i've added some tiny self adhesive pearls to the corners.
That's about it...
Hope you're all having a good day
Take care
San x

Monday, 25 May 2009


Well today i've got two cards to share with you,both DT cards,the first for Stamp with Fun which this week we have a sketch by Nikki our GD for you to follow,lovely sketch to work with...thank you Nikki! I've used "Dreamy Willow With Flowers" from the WOJ Summer 2009 kit.coloured with Distress Inks,cut out and raised onto a panel cut out using nesties with silicone gel.The papers and sentiment are all from Designer Digitals "Apple Dumplings Kit".The flowers have been cut out using Ek Success Retro Flower punches...small and medium.Self adhesive pearls from stash.

My second card is for Cute Daisy May,which this week the theme for the challenge is "Monotone",i knew as soon as i saw this what i wanted to do...i've created a frame using a spellbinders frame die,coloured the image which was taken from "Sheet 2" with Prisma's and Sansador to give a sepia effect,covered it with a piece of acetate and mounted it onto a base card,i wanted to make it look like an old framed photo.The flowers are a mixture of Prima's and others from stash,the leaves i've cut freehand and then painted them with several layers of copper H2'0,to finish i've added a bow made with ribbon from stash.Love these images,this one and many other cute ones can be purchased HERE.
Well thats all for now...hope you will come and join us on both challenges,a big thank you to all who joined us last week...and just alittle reminder that on both challenges you can use whatever images you like....can't be fairer than that!,
Hope you are all having a lovely BH,
Take care
San x

Friday, 22 May 2009


Hi second post for today,i've had a little me time this morning so made this for the Just Magnolia challenge which this week is "Lets Get In Shape"....nothing square,this fell just right as i received some doily cards yesterday from Chris,she had very kindly cut me some on her Cricut,thank you so much Chris,you're a star!
I've had a change in my colouring medium on this one too...i've used Distress inks...really i should have told you to bring some sunglasses,it's alittle bright!I've also used one of my older Tilda's "Party Tilda",i think this may have been my first Tilda stamp i purchased,once coloured i've cut her out using nesties and 3d'd her using dimensional foam tape.I've added glamour dust to her wings and the surrounding stars so i'm also going to enter this into Dutch Dare which this week is "Bling and/or glitter on your card.
I've finished off by adding tiny pearls to the scallops and ribbon from stash.
Thats all folks....i'll be back later to see what you've all been up to,
San x


Hi everyone....well Friday's rolled round again,so that only means one thing that it's time for another "dare" over at DU2DS,this week the theme is "One For The Boy's",with Father's day in the not too distant future why not join in with us and get yourself organised :0).I've decided to do just that...get myself organised,i think maybe i'm alittle too organised with this one....i'm about 9 months too,for my DT card i've made a Anniversay card for my husband with one of Sandra Dry's lovely images "Rosabella and Drake",this along with some other beautiful images can be purchased HERE.
I've coloured mine using Promarkers and Prisma's,sentiment is computer generated and cut out using a Spellbinders ribbon tag die.The papers are Crafty Secrets "Earthy",photo anchors Making Memories and i've cut a butterfly out of vellum using a xcut punch,flat backed pearls from stash and glamour dust on their wings.

Well that's it for now....hope you will come and join us,thank you to all who joined us last week,and alittle need to use one digi image on your project,this can be any companies image,look forward to visiting your blogs to see what you've created.

Take care everyone
San x

Wednesday, 20 May 2009


Hi everyone....another week at Stampavie and More and this week for challenge 44 we have a sketch for you to play around with....lovely sketch by DT Moni,thank you Moni.
I've used a Rachelle Anne Miller stamp "My Little Friends",(this came in some blog candy i won off Bev awhile back...thank you Bev) coloured not so good today with Promarkers and Prisma's,cut out and layered using nesties.The papers are BG "Urban Prairie" which i've matted onto a base card of glitter board...not showing up in the photo.The sentiment is by Stamps Away and the brackets Papermania chipboard shapes.The butterflies i've punch out of vellum with a xcut punch and added a couple of adhesive pearls for the bodies.All other embellies from stash.
I'm also entering this card into Becky's birthday blog candy....she would like you to make a birthday card for her birthday tomorrow,the cutest one's a winner,don't now about the cutest Becky,but i know you love RAM images :0),so do i....i just wish i could colour them properly!
Well thats about it card wise...hope you will come and join us this week at Stampavie and More,and a big thank you to all who joined in last week.

Just got a couple of awards to show....the first one i recieved from Vicky,thank you Vicky for thinking my blog deserves this award....i so appreciate it!

This second one is from Sue.....again thank you Sue,i'm honoured to recieve this from you,if you haven't visited Sue's blog go check it out....not only does she make beautiful cards but i always leave with a smile,she's writes some funny stuff!,she must be such good company to be in!
Well thats definately it how ever you're spending your day,!"Have a good one",
Take care
San x

Monday, 18 May 2009


Well today i've got two DT cards to share with you,the first is for Stamp With Fun,this week the theme is Shabby/Vintage.I've used WOJ "Confirmand Melinda" coloured with Promarkers and Prisma's...will i ever use my Copics
Papers are some i've had for awhile now but never wanted to cut into know how it is!Crafty Secrets "Earthy".Sentiments are Auntumn Leaves "Ticketed".Mixture of Prima and other flowers from is the lace,charms,brad,photo anchor and hatpins.All layers distressed using a distressing tool and Versafine Vintage Sepia.

My second DT card is for the Cute Daisy May challenge...the theme this week being "Spring Colours And Flowers".I've used an image from "Sheet 5",this little cutie along with many others can be purchased HERE.
I've coloured mine with yes you've guessed right Promarkers and Prisma's.The papers are Pink Petticoat..from the Spring set.
The sentiment is MFT "Essential Sentiments".
The flowers have been punched using Ek Success "Retro Flower" small/medium punches.I've also used a Martha Stewart punch "Simple Scallop"for the trim.
I've followed the sketch this week for the "Sketch And Stash" challenge so will be entering this card in that,my new stash is the image and PP papers.
Well thats a bit of a long post...hope you're still with me,i would like to thank everyone who joined us on both challenges last week and hope to see you all on them both this week.
Must dash now i've a hectic day ahead of me...well i've a hectic week...
So have a lovely day
Take care
San x

Sunday, 17 May 2009


Morning all.....after failing last week to join in on the one challenge i said i wouldn't miss...i decided to get in there good and early this week before time leaves me behind
This card covers 2 challenges....Just Magnolia which is a sketch by one of the DT Naoual,lovely sketch..thank you,and Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #32 "Glitter" which this week as been set by DT Jane.
I've used one of my all time favourite Tilda's "Summer Tilda With Bow" coloured using Promarkers and Prisma's.I've added Glamour Dust to her wings...this is where i qualify to enter SCSC.
The papers yet another favourite of mine BG "Ambrosia",i so love the colours in this pad.
Raffia lace is what i recieved in some blog candy i won off the very talented Bev...thank you Bev.
Flowers are Prima.
Button,dew drops and tiny pearls from stash.
The sentiment i got from HERE.
To finish i cut a few of the butterflies from the BG paper,i think they set it off nicely.
Well thats all for now....hope you all have a lovely Sunday,i'll be back later today to see what you've all been up to!,
Take care
San x

Friday, 15 May 2009


Hi Everyone....another week gone by,dosen't time fly when you're having,well it does when you're craftimg!this only means one thing that it's Friday and time for another "Dare" at Dare You To Digi Stamp which this week we have a theme of "LILAC & LEMON".

I've used one of Chris's (Sketching Stamper)images "Sweetpeas" from the "Lots Of Flowers Set" which you can purchase HERE,lovely images to work with.I've coloured mine using Promarkers and Prisma's cut out using nesties.There's no patterned paper on this card just several alternative layers of lemon and lilac cardstock distressed with a distressing tool and "Mustard Seed" and "Dusty Concord" Distress Inks.And under the image i've distressed a paper doily....not much left of it
The fabric flowers are Papermania,buttons,beads,pearl head pins,ribbon and tiny roses from stash.
Lastly i punched a hole in each of the scallops on the base card and threaded a pale lemon raffia twine through.

That's about it...hope you will all come and join us again this week,thank you to everyone who took up the "Dare" last week.
Have a lovely day...i'm off to to have a coffee with a friend today,be back this evening to see what you've all been up to...
Take care
San x

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

STAMPAVIE AND MORE...."PICNIC OF DAISIES".'s Wednesday and that means it's time for another challenge at Stampavie and More,this week we have a lovely sketch for you to work with by our GD Mandy,thank you i enjoyed working with it.
Still sticking with my Stampavie stamps i decided to ink one of my old favourites up,"Picnic Of Daisies" by Sarah Kay.Coloured using Promarkers and Prisma's.
Papers are Designs by Krista "Teaberry" and the sentiment from the Daisy and Dandelion birthday collection.
Tiny flowers cut with a Woodware punch,brads are Cosmo Cricket and ribbon and flat back pearls from stash.
Well that's about it folks...hope you will all come and join us again this week,we had a great response last week...thank you to everyone you did some amazing work :0).
Have a lovely day
Take care
San xx

Monday, 11 May 2009


Well ive got two cards to share with you today...the first is my DT card for Stamp with fun,challenge 6,this week there's a sketch to follow,well you've got a choice of two,both layouts the same,one's a shaped card,i've opted for the later.The sketch is by Conny who is also our sponser for this weeks prize,check out the challenge Blog for more details.
For my card i've used one of my new stamps by Sugar Nellie,Country Cousins "Purrfect Playmates" from Funkykits,coloured with Promarkers and Prisma's.The papers are BG "Granola",i would normally use these on male cards but i think they work well with this image.The textured card is DCWV,brads are Cosmo Cricket and ribbon from stash.
Thanks to everyone who joined us last week....hope to see you all again this week.

My second one is my DT card for the Cute Daisy May challenge,this week again there's a sketch to follow.and must say a lovely one to work with.I've used an image from "sheet 22" cute is she,you can get her and so many more gorgeous images from HERE.
Coloured with Promarkers and Prisma's,cut out and mounted onto nesties,can't tell you why i've gone for this colour scheme,it just seemed to
The papers are "Gorgeous Ginghams"and "Dainty Dots" both from Funky Fairy's.The sentiment i used on both is from the Papermania sentiments set by Clare Curd.
Crochet flower,ribbon,brad and flat backed pearl all from stash.
Well thats it folks,sorry for the long post and if you're still with me well done and thank you.
Hope to see you on both the challenges,
Have a lovely day
Take care
San x

Friday, 8 May 2009


This week at Dare You To Digi Stamp we have a very special challenge sponsored by Post-Pals,with a lovely prize on offer,in order to qualify for the prize which includes a Martha Stewart punch your card must be sent to child via the Post-Pal website....not alot to ask really :0).

The dare this week is "GINGHAM and STITCHING",real,faux...etc,your choice.
I've used an image of Chris's (Sketching Stamper) again this week for my DT card "Bearing Love" coloured with Promarkers and Prisma's,cut out and mounted onto nesties using silicone gel.I've cut is original ballons off and added my own (i haven't made them myself) to give some more dimension to the card.
The "Gorgeous Gingham" papers are Funky Fairy's,i've sewn the two colour ways together using my sewing machine to form patchwork,the trim in the corner and along the bottom i made using a Martha Stewart punch "Checker Border".
Sentiment is Papermania...Clare Curds sentiment set,ribbon from stash.
My card will be going to seems he likes balloons...hope he likes these :0)

Hope you all will join us this week for this very special challenge...look forward to seeing all your lovely creations,thanks to everyone who played along with the dare last week.
Hope you all have a lovely day
Take care
San x

Thursday, 7 May 2009


Hi eyeryone....didn't think i was going to make the Just Magnolia Challenge this week,i would have been so disappointed with myself if i hadn't,i'd made a pact with myself to always join in on this one...
It's a sketch by Bev this week...nice sketch,thanks Bev.I've used "Cherry Tilda" coloured with Promarkers and Prisma's,cut out and mounted onto oval nesties.
The papers are "Feelin Fruity" from Funky Fairy' these.Border punches are Martha Stewart "Simple Scallop" and "Checker Board",the later i've used to make the criss-cross and the little seat for Tilda.
Cherry charm from The Hobby House and sentiment from Papermania Clare Curd's signature range....brilliant sheet of basic sentiments.
Little flower cut using a Woodware punch,eyelets and tiny adhesive pearl from stash.

Well thats about it folks.....would just like to thank everyone for your kind comments they are so appreciated,and will get back to each and everyone of you ASAP...
Have a lovely day
Take care
San xx

Wednesday, 6 May 2009


Hi everyone....another week rolled round at Stampavie and More,we're now onto challenge 42,where do the weeks go....and this week we have a great sketch by Betty,thank you Betty i enjoyed working with this one and i know i will use this layout again.
I've done some paper piecing on this one...these stamps designed by Leere Aldrich lend themselves so well to this technique.The rest of the image as been coloured using Promarkers and Prisma's.
The paper is from a DCWV Christmas rules to say it can only be used for the sentiment is Papermania from the Clare Curds signature range.I've finished off with tiny self adhesive pearls by Kanban and some black dew drops from stash.
A simple card ,but i'm happy with it!
Hope you will all come and join us this week....look forward to seeing your amazing creations :0).

Have a lovely day however you're spending it,
Take care
San x

Monday, 4 May 2009


Hi everyone,today i've got two DT cards to share with you...Stamp With Fun challenge 5 which this week is a size format of 10.5cm x 20cm.....4" x 8" i enjoyed doing this one,so much of a change from my normal square cards.
The second one i've got to show you is my first DT card for Cute Daisy May....i recieved an Email last week from Linnie the very talented lady who is behind the Cute Daisy May images offering me a position on her DT,well as you can gather i accepted :0).

Like i said this week is a size format of 10.5cm x 20cm....4" x 8".
I've used a much neglected WOJ stamp "Matthew With Present" i'm ashamed to say this one had never been inked up,he's been coloured using Promarkers and Prisma's with Sansador,cut out (i've clipped his 3d'd using silicone gel.
The papers are Basic Grey "Urban Prairie".
The sentiment is also WOJ from the "General Sayings Set".Everything else from stash.
Hope you will all join us again this week we had a fantastic response last week with Bev's sketch,thank you and hope to see you all joining in again.

Well like i said Linnie Emailed me last week and asked me to join her DT,i accepted and here we are my first DT card.
I've used a lovely image from" Sheet 11"....i think this girls got attitude,there's so many gorgeous images to choose from you can view and buy them HERE.
I've coloured mine using Promarkers and Prisma's,sorry it's a green theme again,i'm having abit of a green thing at the,need to try to move away from it.
The papers are Papermania "Olivine Essence".
The lacing along the middle of the card as been done using a Fiskars "Threading Water" punch.
Doodlebug "All Mixed Up" rub-ons for sentiment,ribbon and pearls from stash.
Hope you will all come and join us this week at the Cute Daisy May Challenge,you can use any image and there's a lovely sketch to follow.

Well thats about it....sorry for the long post,
Take care
San xx

Friday, 1 May 2009


Another Friday rolled round again...where do the weeks go!which means it time for another "DARE" at Dare You To Digi Stamp,this week we have a lovely sketch to follow my Sandra D,thank you Sandra....and also for the,so hope you will all come and join us again,thank you to all who joined us last week i enjoyed checking out your fabby creations.
For my DT card this week i've used one of Chris's (Sketching Stamper) digi images,"Mini Love" from the "Lots Of Love Boys" set.....brilliant set and excellent value.
I've used Promarkers to colour the image and added some clear dew drops and dome circles for the lights.I've cut the image out and raised it alittle using silicone gel onto an embossed panel made using "Distressed Stripes" Cuttlebug folder.
The papers and textured card are DCWV from the Winter/Christmas set which i had from QVC.
The large gromet came with my Big Bite which i also purchased from QVC.
Black dew drops and ribbon from stash,"u passed" on the No plate 7 Gypsies rub ons.
That about sums it up....a very girly you've passed card,well it's not only males who pass their driving tests is it!!!!
All thats left to say is hope you'll all join us....don't forget you need to use one digital image on your card/project....this can be a digital image from any company...look forward to visiting you all,
Have a lovely Bank holiday weekend
Take care
San x