Saturday 23 August 2008

Penny Black Saturday #11 - No Cards Allowed

I have been meaning to make a new mobile phone charm for about 2 months since my old one snapped so the challenge this week from Penny Black Saturday was the prompt I needed!

I coloured the Penny Black image with Polychromos pencils onto shrink plastic and water-coloured the background before popping it onto some chain and adding beads and a charm. I'll be jingly jangly again now - hurrah!

Friday 22 August 2008

Rainbow Lady Challenge #27 - Transport & Di Hickman Sketch August #3

Ho Daddy Surf's Up or whatever dude! The theme this week from Rainbow Lady's Challenge Blog is "Transport" and I haven't joined in with a sketch from Di Hickman for ages but this one was just too good not to do - thanks Di it's a cracker!

I don't do black and white too often but I like the effect of this. The papers are from the Dovecraft Charcoal 6x6 paper pack and the fabby VW "surfer's" van is an Anita's stamp with the sentiment masked off. The sentiment is a straight one from Whispers but I masked off the words individually to stamp it into the circle. Ribbons and gems from my stash. Thanks for looking.

Thursday 21 August 2008

Cute Card Thursday #24 - Bright Colours

The theme this week from Cute Card Thursday is "Bright Colours" and the DT have really come up with some wonderful creations this week! There's the chance to win 2 fabby stamps from Spiral Whisper too!

This is Travelling Tilda and she's all dressed up ready to go on holiday but the train is late so she's having a little rest on her suitcases! The Magnolia images have been coloured with Promarkers, Sakura and Ranger pens. The background paper is Basic Grey Sultry, flowers are a mixture of Prima and Scrap Fairies, gems are Swarovski and sentiment is Studio G stamped in Stazon. I made the little swirls on the flowers with craft wife and beads. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday 20 August 2008

Stamp with Sarah Kay #8 - Sketch

Challenge #8 from Stamp with Sarah Kay brings another great sketch! I masked off a circle before stamping this Sarah Kay stamp and colouring with Promarkers and Sakura Souffle pens. I made the frame using my Ultimate Board and cutting out the aperture with a craft knife. Background paper is HOTP, card is SU, ribbon from local florist, Zoomz from Stamp Galaxy and flowers Prima. Thanks for looking.

Tilda & Friends ATC Challenges - August Seasons Theme

We are on week 3 of the month-long "Seasons" theme from Tilda & Friends ATC Challenges. There are some new ATCs from the Design Team over on the blog for you to see too!

Edwin is a busy bee sweeping up the leaves for Tilda! He's been coloured with Promarkers and Sakura Stardust pens. The paper is Basic Grey Motifica, ribbon gems and brads from my stash (which is code for I cannot remember where I got them!). Thanks for looking.

Tuesday 19 August 2008

A Spoonful of Sugar #13 - Sketch

The kids went back to school today in Scotland so DS is back at Nursery so this morning I made a lovely cup of Earl Grey and sat down to make this card using the sketch from A Spoonful of Sugar.

The Hanglar and Stanglar image was sent to me from Annie and I have coloured her and puss with Promarkers and Ranger white pen. The card is SU and the backing papers are magazine freebies. Flowers are Prima and Scrap Fairies, ribbon is Hobbycraft and Joanna Sheen and I used embroidery threads on the image and button. Zoomz from Stamp Galaxy and an Ellison die cut sentiment finish it off. Thanks for looking.

Monday 18 August 2008

Rainbow Lady Challenge #26 - Music

When plodding on with my Christmas cards last night I had forgotten I had bought this stamp from Crafty Individuals (oops). Love it actually - expect to see it in all sort of forms this Christmas! With it's musical notes and background of pigment ink sponged music napkin it fits the challenge this week of "Music" from Rainbow Lady's Challenge Blog perfectly!

I know I have been given quite a few awards in the last month - I am not ignoring them or being ungrateful (honest!). I am very appreciative of anyone that takes the time to read my blog and give me an award so thanks VERY much. I haven't gotten around to doing the posting of them and sending them on so basically (being very lazy), if you are reading this and I visit YOUR blog then you get the awards too as I really cannot chose between all my lovely blogging friends :)

Sunday 17 August 2008

Penny Black Saturday #10 - Ribbon & Stamp Something - Summer

"Ribbon" is the theme this week from Penny Black Saturday Challenge and Stamp Something want you to stamp something that reminds you of summertime. Rain and gales spring to mind this last few weeks here!

Of course summer flowers do it for me every time so this gorgeous paper from Crafty Individuals is just perfect for the job! I have coloured the Penny Black hedgie with Polychromos Pencils and Sansodor but left his spines unblended. The sentiment is a Crafy Bitz sticker mounted onto ovals to match the image. Some yummy ribbon from my local florist, a couple of punched Anna Griffin butterflies and some Prisma glitter finish it off. Thanks for looking.