Friday, 28 November 2008

Purrfect Christmas

Just a quick little card I made to try out my new nestabilities! First set I've got, they're a bit pricy when you buy both sets (one to fit inside other) but they do make a nice job of cutting out! Think I'll be doing a few more my new nesties! The card is lilac in colour but hard to see on photo. The image is a RAK so can't tell you much about it, dp is a scrap I had left from last year. The snowflakes are punched using my new punch, glitter card I used was also a bit of scrap. Sentiment done on my PC. The card fitted in with this week's Cute Card Thursday Challenge, which is "Lilac"...

Thursday, 27 November 2008

New Goodies!!!

I just wanted to share this piccy off all my new goodies with you! This was what I spent all my pennies on in The Glitter Pot!

Unfortunately I haven't had time to do any crafting since I got back from my shopping trip to the UK, I promise to get on and do some cards over the weekend! I'll be starting to get withdrawl symptoms soon lol! I just haven't had a chance with work an' all, and even if I have had a bit of free time I've just been too exhausted to do anything but slouch in front of the TV!
I did however do a little project a couple of weeks ago which I haven't shared with you yet; I made a box of cards for my friend's birthday. Check out the piccy below...

I wanted also to say thanks to all of the people who visit my blog and leave lovely, kind comments. I really appreciate all the words of encouragement you leave for me. Thanks a lot!!!

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

I'm back! Happy but Pennyless!!!

Just a quick note to say I had a fab weekend! I haven't had much time to do anything with the blog or crafting since I got back but I will be back later in the week with some more news and cards. I have to say that The Glitter Pot was FAB!!! A small shop but PACKED with stamps etc, it was overwhelming! I could have spent a fortune in there (I spent a small fortune), what a great selection of stuff for cardmakers/scrapbookers! I also got all my Christmas shopping in whilst back in the UK! Overall a great weekend, shame it passed so quickly!

Back soon, take care xx

Friday, 21 November 2008

Off on a weekend break to...England!

Just to say I've just booked to go over on the ferry to the uk, yipee! I'm staying the weekend so will get a bit of shopping done for Xmas hopefully! I've even got a trip to The Glitter Pot planned so looking forward to that! I'll be back beginning of next week to let you know how much I spend lol! Have a fab weekend x

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

One of those days!

Ok I did the early shift at work this morning and when I came back around 9am (I get a break in between shifts) I parked my car, as usual outside my house. I was thinking about making myself a nice cuppa and hadn't even had the time to get out of the car when I heard ***BANG*** as a huge lorry went past, taking my wing mirror with it!!! One of the side doors on the lorry's trailer hadn't been shut properly and was swinging around as the driver was happily driving along. Just as well I was still in the car as it might have been my head that got whipped off! Anyway, the driver had to stop 'cos of the door, so we exchanged details and his company is footing the bill (I'm bl**dy sure 'cos didn't fancy paying the 100 euros for a wing mirror). I'm just glad it was the car and not me that got bashed! Then after that I went back to work and lets just say it wasn't the best day! Roll on the weekend!

On a nicer note I thought I'd share my latest card with you. Yesterday was my friend's birthday, so here's the little card I made for her! I've used the sketch by Donna on the Magnolia vs Stampavie challenge blog. The Tilda image was kindly sent to me as a RAK, isn't she cute?! She's coloured with Distress inks and w/c pencils.

I've took a couple of detail pics too, so you can see a bit closer up, I love the sentiment (a rub-on from Papermania), it says it all! The grosgrain ribbon is from Poppicrafts, the little gems, lace, heart charm and safety pin are from my stash. The paper is from Clover, I've had this in my stash for ages!

Thanks for looking, hope you had a better day than me xx

Saturday, 15 November 2008

Fabulous at 40 !!!

Just made this card for my friend who's 40! It took me ages, whoa! Don't know why but I seemed to have been on with this for a while! Out of interest, how long does it take you to do a card? The sketch is from Mumur at Friday Sketchers, it's a great sketch, a bit more complicated than I usually do! Probably why it took me so long?! The image is coloured with shimmer paints, the papers are printed from a CD, Pink Petticoat (I haven't used these for a while). I've added the ribbon, buttons and gems for bling! Also used Cuttlebug embossing folders, sentiment was printed on laptop! I'm not sur if it's missing something on the left side, but haven't added anything as couldn't decide!

Thanks for looking xx

A Child's Card!

This quick little card is for the Spoonful of Sugar Challenge which is to do a Child's card. Image is from Sugar Nellie, brads from Poppicrafts, Balloon is a button from my stash with string added.

Red & Green

Hi again! Over at Cute Card Thursday this week the challenge is super easy (seeing as I'm making Xmas cards at the mo!); you have to use the colours red and green on your card! Well, seeing as I'm on that colour scheme for my Christmas cards I thought I'd show you two little ones I've done this week. The first is with an image I got through a swap (thanks!) and the second is a Sugar Nellie image I bought a while ago. On both cards I used Dovecraft papers, and all the embellies are from my stash. I also used the Cuttlebug Snowflakes Embossing Folder. I did the sentiments on my computer as don't have any Christmas "French" sentiment stamps, it reads "Best Wishes"! (If anyone has any and would be happy to stamp me some in exchange for something else that'd be great, thanks) I'm trying to get a stock of cards ready for a Christmas Market I'm doing in December, and seeing as they speak french over here I thought I'd better do some "French" cards too, logical you might say!

Thanks for popping by, have a lovely weekend!

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Sketch Saturday

Hiya! Just a quick post as I've done a card for the fab sketch on Sketch Saturday this week! First time I've done a card for this challenge, but as I like sketches thought I'd give it a go! I've gone for a Christmas theme as can't do enough cards for Christmas, it's done using one of my cute Tilda images. Again Distress Inks to colour, Dovecraft DP, snowflakes were from a local euro shop (like pound shop only euro lol) on a long string which I cut off! What you have to do when you live in the middle of nowhere with few shops! Sentiment is a sticker I had leftover from last year, Papermania. Rest is from stash!

Be back later in the week, bye for now x

Monday, 10 November 2008

Papertake Weekly Challenge

I had the urge to make a card (now there's a surprise), so I found this week's sketch on Papertake Weekly Challenge which is by Dawny, and here is my take on this fab sketch...

I just got the little wooden flowers (bottom left of card) today and had to use them so this kinda gave me a starting point. The image is a cutie Tilda from Magnolia, I love these stamps but they're gonna ruin me (well it's been my o/h that's buying them), so I'll have to make a zillion cards to justify all the recent purchases!

I also used:
- Tilda stamp of course
- Distress Inks (I love the colours and effects they give)
- DP Papermania Nostalgia Warm Collection
- Bazzil Card (Rust)
- Sentiment was improvised with a stamp and sticker
- Buttons from stash

Thanks for visiting ;o)

Sunday, 9 November 2008

Cool Blues for Christmas

Back in September I won some scrapbooking paper on Friday Sketchers, and after a long wait it finally arrived from a Norwegian company called 3ndypapir. All I can say is it was worth the wait! The paper is gorgeous and really good quality, double-sided and very thick too! So I just had to use one of the winter designs to make a little card (it was a shame to cut it, it's so nice) for this week's Penny Black Saturday Challenge. The challenge was a bit tricky for me as you can only use a Penny Black sentiment, and I don't have many (I have 2 to be precise)! So I went for a Christmas theme...

I used:
- Sentiment from Penny Black Holly Day Critters clear set
- Paper from
- Ribbon, snowflakes, gems from stash

The second blue card I made is for Cute Card Thursday, where the brief is Angels and Fairies. I didn't want to do a Tilda card, I thought a change was in order so I dug deep and found some See D's Christmas stamps to do this card. It's been a while since I used these stamps...

I used:
- See D's Magical Christmas Set (for the background, angel and sentiment)
- Angel Hair (you can just see behind the background)
- Glitter glue on angel
- Rest from stash

I've put ribbon on both cards, I was in a ribbon and blues mood last night!

Saturday, 8 November 2008

New Sugar Nellie!

What a miserable day it is today in France! Everyone keeps saying to me "it must remind you of England", obviously as the english weather has a reputation for being rotten over here! What can I say, it's November so we can hardly expect 30°c and glorious sunshine! Never mind, just the kind of weather to stay indoors, nice and cosy, doing a bit of crafting!

Here's a little card I did for the Spoonfull of Sugar Challange 24, which is a sketch from Trina. I like the sketch as it's not often we see tall cards used for sketches, most are square! I used my new Sugar Nellie (got a few from Funky Kits this week), another cutie from Elizabeth Bell. Most of what I used is from my stash, the distressed look on the card was done using pigment inks, I used distress inks to colour the image.

Thanks for taking a peek, have a fab weekend!

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

For Daniel!

I've made this little card for Daniel's Birthday, he'll be eleven on the 7th November. Daniel is Claire's son; she asked on her blog if anyone would be interested in sending a card to Daniel. He has a mild form of autism and therefore finds it difficult to socialise with other children. So naturally I agreed to do a card for Daniel so here it is...

The image is one from Sugar Nellie, I coloured it with w/c pencils. Joyeux Anniversaire stamp is from a local shop (bargain for 1 euro), "Daniel" is hand written.

I'm going to pop off to the post office now to get it sent to Daniel! Happy Birthday Daniel!

Monday, 3 November 2008

Finally...a couple of new cards!

Ok, I admit it, I've been a bad blogger recently. I just haven't had much time to craft, and then of course I messed up my blog etc (won't bore you with all the details). I've missed visiting all your blogs so seeing as the weather has been rubbish today, I finally had time to get in a bit of crafting! It seems like ages since I did a card! So now I have something to put on my blog! It took me ages to find some inspiration for my cards, I must be out of practice. The first one is for the New Magnolia Vs Stampavie Blog, it's a sketch which is cool! I've used one of my new Tildas, Nostalgia Warm paper pack from Papermania...

I coloured the image using Distress Inks, but I put some sparkly paint on it too. You can just about make it out on the detail pic...

The second card is for Friday Sketchers blog, sketch #26 by Jacqueline. The image is a RAK, it's from Sugar Nellie. Rest is from stash. I don't do very many bright cards, I'm not sure about this one, maybe just a bit too much colour for me...

Thanks for being patient, I know my blog hasn't been very interesting lately!

Saturday, 1 November 2008

A Nightmare with my blog!

I've changed everything, lost half of it and don't like most of it! I give up!!! Well for today at least! I've wasted a couple of hours trying to change my blog background etc and so for the time being I'm leaving it plain! I can't decide what to do with it and as I've got LOADS to do (no housework's been done either) it's gonna have to wait! Sorry!

New Look Blog but NO Crafting!

It's Halloween night and as I've had NO (yep you heard right) Trick or Treating going on I decided to have a bit play with my blog. I had started to get bored with the look of my blog and wanted to change the header too, even though I adored the little kitten on it (he's hiding in the sidebar for a bit). So I went for a bit of a colourful combination seeing as the gloom of winter is fast approaching; not sure if I like it all that much, haven't decided yet. Anyway, it's a change, for the time being.

On the crafting/cardmaking front, I haven't done any cards for a few days (a miracle for me), I've been really busy at work and have been to Paris for a few days (work not pleasure - sob, sob...) so just haven't had the energy or creativity to do a card. I'm gonna have to get on with one tomorrow though as I'm invited to a 25th Birthday party, betta get my thinking cap on! I'll try to be back soon with the card!