Thursday, 21 June 2012

Totally Dotty!

Hi everyone, now I know that you will probably all think I'm describing myself with the above title, but actually NO! It's all about today's card.
I have a real soft spot for this image (don't ask me why 'cos I've no idea) and as my card seems to fit quite a few challenges too, I'm entering it for the following, so here we go:

Totally Papercrafts - It's Raining Cats and Dogs
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges - Polka Dots
I Love Promarkers Challenge - The 1950's
Card Details:
* Image - PC Crafter 'Lady Ladybug'
* Colouring medium - Promarkers
* Papers - Jak Heath 'Polka Black'
* Punch - EK Success 'Photo Corners'
* Everything else from my stash

I haven't been about much in Blogland for the last few days (blame house renovations again) but I'm hoping to get to visit all my favourite places again soon.

Monday, 18 June 2012

Sketch N Stash DT Card #90

Hi everyone, it's time for another challenge over at Sketch N Stash and this fortnight it's a free choice from our sketch archives.
I chose Sketch 42 and decided to go with a vintage image this time. I haven't added embellishments or a sentiment as I'm not sure what I shall use it for just yet.

Card Details:
* Image - Harrison Fisher 'Roses'
* Dies - Spellbinders 'Fleur De Lis squares'
* Papers - Joanna Sheen and K & Co
* Punch - MS PATP 'Eyelet Lace' and 'Embossed Butterfly Border'
* Everything else from my stash

We are lucky enough to have Di's Digi Downloads sponsoring us for this challenge and they are offering our winner 5 digi images of their choice.

We'd love you to join in with us, so pop over to the challenge blog for inspiration from the DT and see if you were lucky enough to win or be one of the Top 3 from our last challenge.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafts and Me Challenge -  Pearls and Roses
The ABC Challenge - R for Romance


Friday, 15 June 2012

A Couple More Cards For Men

Hi everyone,

I'm back with some more male cards, will I ever get a chance to make girly ones again?
This card is for my nephew and as he has recently passed his driving test and inherited his Mum's car I thought this image would be perfect for him (not the same make of car as his, but hey, you can't have everything)

Card Details:
* Image - Charmed Cards - 'Driving Mikey'
* Colouring medium - Promarkers and pencils
* Papers - K & Co.
* Sentiment - Greetings Card Factory
* Everything else from my stash

My second card is for another neighbour who has a birthday coming up. He enjoys the occasional bottle of wine, did you guess that might be the case?

Card Details:
* Image -PC Crafter - 'Kitchen Traditions'
* Papers -Crafty Ann 'Abstract Brights' and Cuddly Buddly 'Peppy Papers'
* Everything else from my stash

I thought as I was making so many masculine cards lately, I'd take the chance to enter a couple of challenges at the same time. I haven't entered any for ages, so these are for:

Charisma Cardz Challenges - Male cards
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges - Father's Day


Sunday, 10 June 2012

Those Pesky Men's Cards!

Hi everyone,
Yes, I know, it's not often you see me two days in a row is it?

Since moving to our little Norfolk village last year, we've made some lovely friends and we all get together on a regular basis (any excuse for a bit of a boozy get together will do) They all seem to really like my cards too, so they're keeping me busy with lots of orders and commissions.
Anyway, it is one of our little group's birthday in a couple of weeks and so I've been making male cards, definitely NOT my favourite style!
Luckily, he has a few hobbies and plays the guitar so at least I had something to work with.

This card is from hubby and I:
Card 1 Details:
* Image - PC Crafter 'Born to be Wild' kit
* Papers - Joanna Sheen 'Fashion Boutique' CD
* Sentiment - PC generated
* Everything else from my stash

This is an 8"x 8" card from his wife:
Card 2 Details:
* Image - Crafty Ann's - Electric Guitar 1
* Colouring medium - Promarkers and pencils
* Papers - Papermania 'For Him'
* Everything else from my stash

This is from another of our group of friends:
Card 3 Details:
* Image - Mo's Digital Pencil Too - Gardener Guy
* Colouring medium - Promarkers and pencils
* Papers - K & Co
* Everything else from my stash

I'm all out of ideas for men's cards now, but hopefully I'll recover soon, as we have another male birthday next month. Oh dear!


Saturday, 9 June 2012

Poppy Plaque

Hi everyone,

Following on from my first attempt to decorate an MDF plaque a couple of weeks ago, one of my neighbours popped in and saw it and asked if I could make her one. She wanted a plaque for her bedroom door and requested poppies and her name.
Well, I enjoyed making the first one so much that I agreed to have a go and this is the result. I was quite pleased with it and she was delighted with it (which is the main thing) What do you think?
I've just ordered some more plaques in different shapes etc. as I really had fun playing with these. I've purchased all mine from Joanna Sheen, so I know they are going to be good quality and with free and fast postage how can you go wrong? I always try to order from Joanna if I can as I think her customer service is second to none.

While I'm here, I wonder if anyone can help me? I've been looking for some 'bunting' dies or punches. I did like the Stampin' Up punch, but with nearly £5 postage I can't justify it. I ended up ordering the X-Cut dies. They are gorgeous but HUGE, they'll be fine for my larger cards but I really wanted something smaller for my 6" square cards.
Can anyone suggest anything (without a massive p&p charge please)

Thanks to Kevin and Vicky, I have now ordered the  gorgeous MB simple bunting die, exactly what I was looking for!


Monday, 4 June 2012

SNS DT Card #89

Hi everyone, here we are again for our fortnightly Sketch N Stash challenge and this time our sketch designer was Sarah-Jane.
I'm back to my cutie-pie images this time and I've chosen to use one of my favourite digis from Mo Manning, isn't she the sweetest little diva?
Card Details:
* Image - Digital Pencil Too 'Two Jill'
* Colouring medium - Promarkers
* Papers - Papermania and English Paper Company
* Punch - EK Success 'Photo Corners'
* Everything else from my stash

Our sponsor for this fortnight is My Mum's Craft Shop and they are offering our winner a £10 voucher to spend in their online store.
"We aim to bring you the best stamping products we can find. Along with stamps we also offer essential stamping products like inks, promarkers, papers, embellishments & more"

It would be wonderful if you could join in with us, pop over to the challenge blog and see what the DT has come up with. Make sure you check to see if you were our last winner or one of our Top 3 too.