Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge

The theme this week is anything goes so what better opportunity to make an early Christmas card. I bought some lovely little stamps when I was at the Limited Edition Class  at on Saturday and have used the heart greeting and the patchwork robin to make my card and at £1.10 each I couldn't go wrong.


Tuesday, 30 August 2011

A Last Minute Sketch of the Week

I made this layout earlier today and almost forgot to post it.


I followed Shimelle’s Sketch of the Week here;

scrapbooking sketch

I used an assortment of papers including Basic Grey and Creative Imaginations.

The deadline is tonight so I m only just in time.

Monday, 29 August 2011

Less Is More

This week at Less is More the challenge is to make a card combining any 3 of the previous challenges.

Here is my card;


The challenge I included are;

1 – Circles

2 – A Touch of Red

3  - Butterflies

4 – Acetate

I only needed 3 challenges but it ended up with 4.

The circles were cut with Nestabilities and the stamp was the free cover gift on Craft Stamper which is my favourite magazine at the moment – so many great ideas.

Thursday, 25 August 2011

A Flower, A Gem and Ribbon

This weeks challenge at Scrapbook Sisters is a recipe to include a flower, a gem and ribbon on your card. Here is my card;


I used a new Penny Black stamp which I bought recently at a stamp Show at half price (bargain) which I coloured with my Copics. I added ribbon roses which come on a tulle backing and some pink ribbon underneath. The gems are on the bunting.

I would like to enter this card for;

Allsorts @ Penny Black Challenge.

Sassy L’il Sketches

Monday, 22 August 2011

Sketch of the Week


Here is my version of this weeks Sketch of the Week by Shimelle

Here is the sketch;

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I used Kraft cardstock, Echo Park papers, Die cuts from Tim Holtz cogs die and Craftwork Cards “Card Candy” in the middles.

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Bingo Card, a bird and a tree

Here is my version of Shimelle’s layout.


Here is Shimelle’s original

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I have had 3 of these bingo cards for a while now – I bought them online and was surprised how big they were as I thought that I had bought the smaller ones so I welcomed some inspiration on how to use them.

I am entering this for Shimelle’s Butterflies and Bingo Cards Challenge

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Sticker Challenge

Here is my layout for Shimelle’s sticker layout challenge which is to add stickers not from the same range of papers.


The papers are Echo Park Springtime and the stickers are Cosmo Cricket, American Crafts, Papermania Alphas and Phrase Cafe.

Monday, 15 August 2011

More challenges.

I have got back into the swing of participating in challenges this week and I still have a list of more that I want to enter. Here are two layouts that I have combined with my D.T. work for Scrapbook Sisters and also with challenges for Shimelle’s  Online Crop Weekend.

Layout 1



Layout 2


I would like to enter Layout 1 for Shimelle’s Sketch of the Week and Layout 2 is for the Starting Point Challenge.

Why pot have a look at Scrapbook Sisters Scrapbook Challenge, the theme is Anything Goes and you have until the 15th September to enter your layout.

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Challenge 2

This week at Less is More the challenge is to make a one layer card using ink.

After much deliberation and three aborted attempts at cards I came up with this one and yes, it is my first Christmas Card of the year and it’s only August!

I used a Crafters Workshop template to ink through using Cloudy Blue Adirondack ink and some Cut and Dry. I then stamped the bare tree using a Black Tuxedo Memento ink pad. The stamp is a Penny Black stamp (love Penny Black stamps!) and is actually called Nature’s Dance. The Seasons Greetings stamp is part of a Woodware clear stamp set called A Winter’s Day.

All of the items used for this card were bought at Scrapbook Sisters.

I’m off craft shopping today – yippee!!! - the only thing that I really need is some more A4 white card as I have used my last sheet making this card – so you see I really do need to go shopping Of course I may have to buy one or two other things too! I’ll let you know when I get back.

Challenge 1

This weekend Shimelle is holding an online scrapbook challenge weekend and the first challenge was to use some free printables provided with the challenge.

Here is my layout – I have used the rest of the S.E.I paper that I used for the last weekly sketch (that’s not bad – 2 layouts from 2 sheets of paper) and I used the printed circles to make a scalloped design in the corner – I saw something similar on a layout from Studio Calico. I also used some of the smaller circles on the scalloped edge border and the journaling printable which I printed out a half size. I have also used white pen to create some faux stitching. I love the way white pen looks against kraft cardstock.

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Creative Scrappers

Here is my layout for the Creative Scrappers Challenge.


From this sketch

I used S.E.I. papers, butterfly punches and a Marrianne butterfly die.  I used a Glimmer Mist and acrylic paint mix (see Shimelle’s sketch of the week video tutorial) to spatter across the page.

Less Is More

The challenge at Less is More this week is to make a  card with the “colours of your nation). I decided to go with red, white and blue for Great Britain rather than just red and whiten for England.


The stamp is from Papermania and I thought that I had lost it but I had convinced myself it was a clear stamp so hadn’t even looked at the wooden stamps!

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Seeing Stars

The theme this week at Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge is “Stars” which is very fortunate as a new star die has just arrived in the post for me, so I made good use of it when I made this card


I stamped this gorgeous little fairy and coloured her in with Copics. After some die cutting with my trusty Cuttlebug I got out the Glamour Dust and sprinkled liberally over the stars and her wings. The greeting is from a Papermania stamp set.

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Sketch of the Week

It has been so long since I blogged or crafted to that matter. A new job and a holiday haven’t helped my crafty output but hopefully I now have a new routine and can start crafting again.

Here is my layout for Shimelle’s Sketch of the Week.

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I’m sorry about the rubbish photo, I’m having issues with my compact camera at the moment!

The papers are Basic Grey, the embellishments are K& Co with various other bits from my stash. I experimented with Glimmer Mist and paint as shown by Shimelle in her tutorial and think I will give it another go soon as this one is a bit wobbly!

Hopefully I will be back soon!