Sunday, 30 September 2007

by the skin of my teeth!

I made this card for a friends wedding, which unfortuantely I missed as I was poorly, but it fit nicely with the caardvarks challenge to use chipboard, but it has to be posted by 01/10/07, so I'm cutting it very fine!!

Anyway I love this card (as does DD - her fave colours are pink & lilac!) I used papers from shabby princess, to cover the card front & the letters. I printed off the definition, screwed it up, tore it & chalked it! Printed the names & date & then used brads, eyelets, ribbons, rhinestones & finished it off with a snow writer round the letter edges to bling it up!

Thursday, 27 September 2007

Doodlebug House

I've wanted to do one of these, since I first saw them sometime ago & fianlly had the opportunity!

My God-Daughter had her 8th Birthday yesterday so I made one for her & she was over the moon with it! I bought a battery operated glow ball to go inside it & it looked great when it got dark!

Have to say it was quite fiddly to do, but now I've done one I'll know what to do next time ( I have a large one to decorate for xmas for us!) a word of warning to anyone I found the DST that they have already applied to the tabs to be fairly poor........ I covered it all & assembled it one eve ready for decorating the next eve, it the morning it had all popped apart, so I had to glue it with extra sticky glue & clip it all together!!!

She loves Horse's so had to put one on her card didn't I!?

buttons & dinosaurs

Made this card for my DD's little friend, the original image I saw in a mgazine (can't rememeber which one) had the dino in felt with eyelets, but as I didn't have any felt & was crafting late at night I used card & buttons! Then realised I could use it for the tech thursday challenge for this week! Isn't he cute!

The template was in the magazine, & I used a variety of cards, buttons, ribbons & a tag from my stash, along with a peel off. The tag is hand written.

Friday, 21 September 2007

It's been quiet on here ........

for the past 2 weeks, we've had HUGE problems with our broadband connection, but it's all finally sorted out so I'll be back soon with pictures to post of some of my recent creations!

DS went back to school & is happy, happy, happy although very tired!

DD started Reception and is also happy, happy, happy (yippee!!) I'm still finding it hard that my baby is at school, but it's getting easier! She's only p/t til christmas so I make the most of our afternoons! Today I was allowed to stand inside the door whilst she sorted herself out, I'm very proud of her as she's the first one to do it all on her own !!
Right off to clean the bathroom ( boy do I know how to live!?)

Wednesday, 5 September 2007

My card making MOJO is working overtime at the moment & I'm really enjoying using sketches, I looked through the past sketched on a few sites & came up with these 2 that I really wanted to try!
For brown spotty one I used Dovecraft papers by Kelly Harwood, Papermania silk flowers, the gem brad & ribbon were from my stash. The Black n white one used Papermania inspirations papers & silk flower the button was from my stash.

black, white n red!

This is my take on the Sisterhood Of Scrap sketch for 01/09/07 - changed it to suit a square card as I'm really into square ATM!

I used PaperMania products - Inspirations papers, Mulberry flowers, silk flower, buttons & self adhesive gems.

Sunday, 2 September 2007

Bright n Jazzy!!

This is for CPS sketch #28 - Again I used some free papers from Scrapbook Inspirations, this time by Junkitz, the ribbons & buttons are from my stash, the flower is a PaperMania one & the stamp is from Studio G.

Beates WS #17

This is my take in Beate's sketch, I used sme free papers & embellishments by Ellory that I got in a Scrapbook Inspirations magazine some time back, and added some Papermania mulberry flowers & adhesive gems. The greeting is hand written.

Saturday, 1 September 2007

Football Fan

My brother will be celebrating his ?? birthday next week, he's a huge football fan so when I saw this PaperNation Image it just shouted 'SIMON' to me!

As well as the PN image I also used some KF soccer papers, and I printed the greeting out on the PC as I wanted it to reach the complete width. I then stitched all the edges to finish it off.