Wednesday 30 April 2008

Cards, ATC's and what nots...

Swaps!! I love them :) I have been busy making cards for a swap with the ladies from The Crafty Scrapper. We also have an ATC swap going on.. and a recipe swap.. it's a wonder I get the time to make anything to keep!! Of course the (almost) daily challenges with Mandy do mean that I get to craft for myself.. oh wait.. no.. I need to send those cards to the ladies on the Craft Supplies forum that are in the Birthday Club I signed up for (and am waaaaaaaay behind on !!)

And I wonder why I've not been printing pics for layouts! LOL!

Monday 28 April 2008

Week 4.. Card Sketch Challenge

Another week of challenges begins..

Today's sketch was found by Mandy :) I used BG Blush papers and the Eloise Greengrass stamped image is from Stamping Bella. Ribbon is from my American Crafts stash, one of my best purchases so far.

And just because I liked this sketch so much I did 2 cards.. different variation with the layers of the papers though, just because..... :)

Sunday 27 April 2008

You are my Sunshine!

This is a digital layout I did for a RAK challenge set by Brook. Critrea was that I had to use the lyrics of a song I loved and "You are my Sunshine" was the 1st and only song that popped into my head. A song I sang to my DD as she lay sleeping and/or snuggled up with me.
While I liked doing a digital layout, I still prefer the mess of real paper, glue and embellies!!

Saturday 26 April 2008

End of the week challenge!

Today's challenge sketch was set by moi! Found it HERE!! Seeing as I have my son's confirmation tomorrow and today was just manic making sure everything was in order.... plus having a hair appointment (which takes twice as long on a Friday evening as it would do on a Tuesday!!)... I finally got to the challenge at 11pm!! Modified slightly.. the buttons are on the opposite side, but they worked better that way on this card!

Papers are BG 'Oh Baby Girl' and lime green cardstock. Brads are from Cork Art Supplies, as is the pre-folded coloured card.

Don't forget to check out Mandy's version ;)

Here is mine... made with a cousin in mind.. who has just announced she's pregnant.. well not announced really, she's only told me :)

I need a sentiment for inside..... any suggestions would be very much appreciated :)
Again..night time pictures! :( And I will replace with better ones when I get the chance.

Thursday 24 April 2008

Challenge between friends :)

Another friendly challenge to keep the creative juices flowing :) Today's sketch was chosen by Mandy. Again, a card (as we are up to our eyes in domestic icky-ness lately). The papers are Sassafraslass 'Tickled Pink' and I was given them at Crafteire back in February. I love how they look on a card. Of course there is some BG Blush on there too, and a hint of Archaic ;)

I absolutely adore the Snoopy stamp Sheila sent, and have used it over and over!! So here is my finished product:

Wednesday 23 April 2008

Better late than never....

Today's challenge proved very challenging.. not to make the card, but to actually get to sit down and make it. Eventually it all came good and I got my challenge done. .. .better late than never, eh?

So, working to a sketch and using some BG Archaic papers this is what I came up with..
And just for you Mandy.... seeing as I was late with this one....

I hope you like :)

Monday 21 April 2008

Black and White...

I've decided I love the black and white combination, so that's what I used for today's challenge with Mandy. I got the sketch from HERE and the papers I used were ones I've had for the longest time but couldn't find a use for. Primas are winter white and the ribbon is Maya Road :) The sentiment was stamped with embossing ink and I used silver embossing powder.

So here is today's entry:

MCC Monthly Crop

The Midland Craft Club's monthly crop took place yesterday. A whole afternoon of cropping, chatting and drinking coffee... well there was no coffee but whatever ;)

I taught a beginners class of a layout I did recently, using Crate 'Katlin' papers and die cuts. I had a great time and can't wait until next month :)

Here is the layout...

Wednesday 16 April 2008

Wednesday and another Card Challenge

Here is today's effort.. Made to a sketch Mandy picked from HERE. These Papermania Retro Floral papers are getting great use lately, as are the Primas... I loooooooove Primas :) The Mother's Day stamp is the only large sentiment I have so it either goes to the States or gets put up until next year, LOL!!

Tuesday 15 April 2008

Layout day :)

Today's challenge was a layout, sketch selected by moi (for a change) from HERE. I used Basic Grey Romani papers for this one. I'm ashamed to say I have these papers for the longest time and hadn't even opened the pack before now! The blossoms are Primas, from the monthly kit on Cafe Prima and I even got to use one of the Studio G stamps that arrived today from Marti over at Pezadoodles.

Monday 14 April 2008

Monday Card Challenge

And so begins another week of challenges :) Today was a card and the sketch came from HERE. I just used some scrap papers from the mountain of scraps I have, plus the Hettie image from Pink Petticoat. God I love that site :) .. American crafts ribbon and Making Memories Jumbo Pebble brads.

Friday 11 April 2008

Quick card for Friday..

Today's sketch came for a great site I found HERE. Again, a challenge for myself and Mandy to get at least one thing done each day this week. I use the new Basic Grey Sugared papers and a fantastic fairy stamp Dee Dee sent me. The card called for stitching so I hand drew some stitches on it, LOL!!

Thursday 10 April 2008

Thursday's Inspriration...

... came from a Valerie Salmon sketch. Again, myself and Mandy had our own little challenge. Today was a layout, and the sketch was my choice. I used the Elsie papers I got from the Scrapbook Store for this one, and was pleasantly surprised with the result ;)

I love the little paperclips I got last year from A Cherry On Top! This one matched the flowers in her dress and the colours of the papers

Wednesday 9 April 2008

Anther day.... another sketch... another challenge!

Today's sketch was again set by Mandy, LOL! (what's new, eh??) and this time we had to use a sketch from HERE

I used Papermania Retro Floral papers I had left over from a project and one of the Garden Bugs images from Pink Petticoat. Love how it turned out, and considering I was late starting I think I should get bonus points for finishing on time ;)

Here's my effort:

Tuesday 8 April 2008

Tuesday Evening... another challenge

These challenges are becoming a habit now, LOL. Set again today by Mandy, using a Papertake Weekly sketch and a Pink Petticoat image. I used the new Basic Grey Cupcake papers :) ... they are deeeeeeelish!!

Thursday 3 April 2008

Welcome home CJ...

My circle journal finally made it home, earlier than anticipated :)

Front Cover:.....
My Rules....
My sign in page:
And these are the layouts all the fantastic ladies from the Craftsupplies forum did....
It's really lovely to see all the different styles and techniques on each layout. Having been doing this for the past 6mths or so I'm wondering what I'm gonna do now....