Monday, 31 May 2010


Hi....hope you've all had an enjoyable Bank Holiday.I'd like to share a card with you which i've made to cover 4 challenges :-
JUST CUTE BEARS.....this week the theme is "THANK -YOU".
FOREVER FRIENDS....the challenge is to make a "KINETIC CARD".
FRIDAY SKETCHERS....lovely sketch to work with.
TIMBROSCRAPMANIA....which is a colour theme of "FASHION PINK"

I've made a shaker card which allows me to enter Forever friends....the stamp i've used is Forever Friends "Bunch Of Daisies" coloured with Promakers and Prisma's....the bunch of daisies i've coloured with a Copic Spica Glitter pen and then added a self adhesive gem to the middle of each one.
I've added sequins and tiny little clear square gems to the shaker part which i've cut out using both nestie oval and oval scallop,i've used a piece of acetate over the apeture,then mounted the frame over the image using dimensional tape.
The paper is Papermania "Sweet Nothings"...the paper in the corner with the "thank you" sentiment on came out of a Creative Cardmaking Mag.
The paper asters are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
Ash branch was cut using a Leone Em punch.
Pearls from stash.
Well that's about it for now....
Take care
San x

Sunday, 30 May 2010


Hi all....well one card to cover a couple of challenges and alittle bit of good news i'd like to share with you.
Firstly i'm entering the Penny Black Challenge which this week the theme is "In The Garden"and i've followed this fabby sketch from Sketch Saturday.

I've used "Lazy Days" Penny Black stamp coloured with Prisma's,i've coloured and cut the flower three times and 3d'd in places using Pinflair glue gel.The main image as been cut out using Spellbinders Nesties "Labels Ten" and mounted onto the base card using dimensional foam tape.
The paper is My Minds Eye "Bloom And Grow" is the fabric brad.
The scalloped border as been punched using a Fiskars "Threading Water" punch.The bottom border i've added self adhesive pearls which i purchased from Hobby House.
I've used a Ek Success Retro Flower punch in two sizes to create the flowers around the image,finished in the centre's with more pearls again from Hobby House.
The ribbon and ric-rac from stash.
Now for the lovely news i'd like to share with you......i've been picked to join Ali and her DT on the "JUST CUTE BEARS" challenge....thank you so much i'm honoured to be part of such a fabby challenge and team :0)
Well that's it for now folks
Have a lovely BH
Take care
San x

Friday, 28 May 2010


Well another week over they seem to be flying by...soon be Christmas,LOL.
Decided to join in the Lilli Of The Valley Challenge this week...there's a great sketch to follow by the very talented Bev...thanks Bev loved working with it :0).
I've inked up another neglected stamp LOTF "On The Garden Wall", although i haven't been crafting or blogging for quite some time it hasn't stopped me indulging myself with some gorgeous i need to use them!
I've coloured the image with Copic markers and shaded alittle with Prisma Pencil's...must admit i love to combine the two colouring mediums.
The sentiment stamp is from a Personal Impressions set by Paula Pascual "Square Essentials".
The papers are K & Co "Hopscotch".
The scalloped border was made using a Fiskars "Threading Water" punch.
Alittle glamour dust to his flowers and pearls from stash....thought the pearls added to the background paper gave it alittle dimension.
Well i'm ashamed to admit this but i'm still in my jim jam's ....must go and have a shower and get ready,it's my dad's birthday today and want to take some flowers to the crem....still miss him lots.So dad if you can see this "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" XXX
Hope you all have a lovely weekend
Take care
San x

Wednesday, 26 May 2010


Hi....One card to cover 3 challenges....Pollycraft Challenge this week is "BUTTERFLIES and BUTTONS".....Incy Wincy Designs is "BUTTON UP !" and Flutter By Wednesday this week is an open challenge anything with a BUTTERFLY,FAIRY or ANGEL.....
Butterfly image is a Pollycraft freebie "Funky Butterfly",coloured with Copic markers and Prisma's,i've printed and coloured the image twice and cut the second image out and 3d'd it onto the base layer.
The sentiment stamp is Personal Impressions "Square Essentials" by Paula Pascual.
The paper is K & Co "Contemporary".
The spellbinders die is "Scalloped edge frame",i've used both the inner and outer.
I've added glamour dust and black pearls to the wings and buttons from stash.
A fun and funky card :0)...
Well that's it for now,
Take care
San x

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

JUST CUTE BEAR'S......SKETCH BY BEV...'s card is for the "JUST CUTE BEAR'S" challenge,this week there's a fabby sketch to follow by the mega talented Bev...thanks Bev i enjoyed working with it and will use it again.
I've used another stamp that had been sitting there awhile waiting to be inked up....
Stamp....Crafters Companion "Birthday Cuddles" from Popcorn the bear birthday collection....coloured with Copic markers and alittle shading with Prisma's.
Paper...DCWV "Christmas stack"...i've found this pad very useful,not just for Christmas.
Border punch...Fiskars "Threading Water"
Corner punch...Ek Success.
Distress Ink..."Antique Linen" which i've edged each layer with.
The present i've added some glamour dust to,ribbon and pearls from stash.
Well that's all for now.
Enjoy your day
Take care
San x

Monday, 24 May 2010


Well Monday's here again and what a gorgeous start to the week weather wise :0),hope you all had a great weekend.
My card today is for two challenges DU2DS "ONE FOR THE BOYS" and i've followed the sketch from this week's FRIDAY SKETCHERS....i really enjoyed working with sketch,one i would use again.
The digital image is one of Victoria Case's "MARTINI",coloured using Promarkers and Prisma's,then i've cut her out...the glass i've stuck down flat but i have shaped and raised her using Pinflair glue gel...this is not showing in the photo but looks good IRL.
The sentiment is Amy R one from the Birthday sentiments set.
Basic Grey papers "Archaic"...each layer edged with "Black Soot" distress ink.
The punched out border was done using a Martha Stewart punch "Embossed Zigzag".
The tiny round brads are Basic Grey "Archaic"which match with the paper and the square ones which i have used in a diamond shape are Avec.
Spellbinders Nesties used are:- "Oval" and "Lables 10".
I've used a real cocktail stick for the olive...just made a small slit and pushed it througth.
Well that's about it folks.....enjoy your day
Take care
San x

Thursday, 20 May 2010


Hi....i'm alittle late posting my card today..i've had a busy day and nows the first chance i've had to get on the computer.
I've made this card for the Quixotic Challenge where this week the brief is "HOW SENTIMENTAL"....make a sentiment/word art the focus of your card or project.
Quick and easy...i love to play with my Spellbinders frames and pendant dies as you have probably gathered from my card.It's suprising what combinations you can come up with!
Recipe for card:-
Stamps...Waltzing Mouse "Afternoon Tea" and "Afternoon Tea Sentiments",the little tea bag stamp i've actually stamped onto a double layer of a tea bag,cut it out and just adhered to the card at the top so that it looks like a real tea bag.
The large kettle i've stamped and coloured with Distress Ink "Spun Sugar",cut out and raised up using Pinflair Silicone glue gel.
Spellbinders dies :-bottom layer..."Foliage Frame" x 2 (black).second layer Shapeabilities Pendant "Fleur De Lis" x 2,top layer,sentiment cut out using circle nestie die layered onto a big scalloped circle.....all layers have been edged with the "Spun Sugar" distress ink.
Paper is Basic Grey "Ambrosia" again edged with "Spun Sugar"
Black pearls from stash.
Well hope that sounds ok to,we've (me and OH)have just had a bottle of homemade Elderflower wine with our meal and it's gone to my head....doesn't take,don't drink much so soon gets over me!
That's about it then.
Take care
San x

Wednesday, 19 May 2010


Hi....thought i'd make a card for the Forever Friends Challenge this week where a colour combo of "PINK and GREEN" is asked for....
For my card i've used Forever Friends stamp "Birthday Cake" coloured with Promarkers and Prisma's with alittle glamour dust threw in for good
The paper i printed out off the computer i think it's from a Funky Fairies set.
The sentiment is part of the image stamp but i decided to stamp and use it on it's own.
Metal charm and ribbon from stash.

Tuesday, 18 May 2010


Hi....Another card again today to cover 2 challenges....Pollycraft where this week the brief is "SUMMER BLOOMS" and A Spoon Full Of Sugar "CUTE and GIRLY"'s the first time i've entered Pollycraft,i thought i'd give it a whirl,i was having a sort out the other day and came across a few Pollycraft stamps which i'd never inked up and this is one of them!
Recipe for card:-
Stamp...Pollycraft one of the Sharing Sherbet range,not sure of the name,i think maybe it's retired now.Coloured with Promarkers and Prisma's.....jazzed up here and there with some glamour dust.
Embossing Folder....Crafts-Too Dots 5x5.
Sentiment Stamp....Cuddly Buddly....Round Greetings.
Fabric Brad...My Minds Eye.
Flower,ribbon,pearl and ladybird from stash.
Not too sure about the end result of this one....never mind i've had my play for today :0).
Must get off to the PO now to post something for my son he's sold on Ebay.
Enjoy your day
Take care
San x

Monday, 17 May 2010


Hi......i've got a card i'd like to share with you again today,one i will be entering into 2 challenges...First challenge Just Cute Bears where this week there's a recipe to follow "3 BRADS,2 PAPERS and 1 RIBBON".....second challenge which this card covers is Stamp With Fun where they're asking you to use "STRIPES".

Stamp.....Forever Friends...coloured with Promarkers and Prisma's.
Papers....Basic Grey "Cupcake"
Sentiment...embossed gold Mirri card using a Crafts-Too embossing folder "Alphabet set-upper case"and each letter punched out using a Woodware circle punch......note to not use Mirri card when the card needs to be put on blog.
Brads...Cosmo Cricket.
Ribbon from stash...the ribbon looks more like silver in the photo,but is a pale gold edged with a deeper gold.
I've added alittle gold glamour dust to the Champagne but that's not showing too good either.
Well that's all for now...
Take care
San x

Sunday, 16 May 2010


Morning all...lovely sunny morning here hope it's the same where you are :0)....thought i'd share a card with you i made yesterday,one which lucky enough will cover 4 challenges:-
Sketch Saturday.....great sketch to work with,enjoyed using it.
Penny Black....this week the brief is "FLOWERS".
Secret Crafter....would like to see "METAL".
Basic Grey....."PUNCH IT!",what you to use your punches.

The recipe for my card:-
Stamp.....Penny Black "Daydream" cute is she :0).Coloured with Promarkers and Prisma's.
Sentiment stamp....Personal Impressions.
Paper...Basic Grey "Urban Prairie" this pad.
Punches....Martha Stewart "Butterfly" and the flowers EK Success "Retro Flowers".
Metal brads and pearls from stash....stickles added to flower.
Well that's all for now....have a lovely Sunday whatever you're up to,
Take care
San x

Thursday, 13 May 2010


Hi everyone.....decided to have alittle play this afternoon,i haven't done any colouring since December,thought it was about time i got my Markers back out and give them an airing...LOL.
This card covers two challenges "TRULY SCRUMPTIOUS"....this week a lovely sketch to follow by Sharon....i enjoyed working with it,thank you.An optional challenge extra is to omit the square base and make a round this is what i've gone for.
The second challenge it covers is "CUTE CARD THURSDAY"....this week the brief is to make a card for someone special,well i reckon a friend is someone special!

For my base card i've used a card which as been cut on the Cricut,this was sent to me awhile back by a blogging friend :0),
The image is "Soft Gothic Night"...Sweet Pea Stamps,coloured using Promarkers and Prisma Pencils blended using Sansador.I've then cut the image out using what is called "out of bounds"(think that's what it's called)with my nestie circle die's,the top image layer as been raised using 3d dimensional pads.
The paper is Basic Grey "Urban Prairie"....which i've added alittle pink to the flowers using a Copic marker...i wanted to bring the pink into the BP.
The sentiment is a HOTP rub-on....onto a ex large HOTP brad.
The ribbon,gems,flower and black pearls all from stash.
Well thats about it for now,
Take care
San x

Sunday, 9 May 2010


Hi.....i'd like to share a quick and simple card with you today,one i've made this morning for the Just Cute Bears Challenge,this week a "Multifold" card is asked for,the only other thing required is a cute bear image.
The image i've used is a Forever Friends one printed off a new FF CD i recently purchased.I've printed the image three times and decoupaged it up alittle,it's then been layered up using my circle nesties onto a "Springy" card....i love this style of card but hadn't made one of these for awhile.
Finished off with flowers,pearls and a ribbon bow from stash.
Hope you're all having a great weekend,
Take care
San x