Saturday, July 31, 2010

Zoe Pearn Designs ...

Zoe Pearn released 2 new digital kits this week - both fabulous - and both the digital versions of her new My Minds Eye releases from CHA

And these are the cards I made using them both

I loved this orange spotted ribbon from The Ribbon Girl, it went perfectly with the touches of orange in the paper and stopped it being 'blue' overload

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Friday Sketchers Challenge...

There was a great sketch over at the Friday Sketchers blog for this week which I teamed with a new digital kit from Sweet Shoppe Designs called Strawberry Fields and this gorgeous checked red and white ribbon from The Ribbon Girl. It was going to be for my Mum and Dad but Dad being a Dad hadn't bought a card so he ended up giving it to my Mum :)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

More Tourist Stuff...

These are for my Dad (who is at home looking after Haggis whilst we are galivanting around London)

We went to the Tower of London today saw the Crown Jewels, Beefeaters, Soldiers and Henry VIIIs suit of armour. Lots of other stuff too but these will keep you going :) Back home tomorrow!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Being A Tourist ...

Hello, no cards today as I am on holiday in London for a few days. These are some of the places that we've been to since we got here on Sunday afternoon - hello Dad!!! We've walked miles and travelled even further on the Underground and are completely exhausted but we're having a great time.

Big Ben and Parliament

A river cruise down the Thames

Buckingham Palace tour

The gold carriage used for Coronations

Dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum

The Tower of London - we're going there for a tour tomorrow

St Pauls Cathedral

Tower Bridge - we're staying around the corner from here

Monday, July 19, 2010

Kraft, Corrugated and Brown ...

These are so so so not my colours but oh how I love this card!  I blame my current fascination with corrugated kraft on Jane and Nat :)  This card is made using a digital kit by Meg Mullens and Melissa Bennett and is available at both Scrap Orchard and Sweet Shoppe Designs. I also used the sketch at Friday Sketchers challenge blog and because I used lots of lovely Papertrey kraft cardstock I am also entering it into Jeanie's That's Krafty Thursday challenge - killing how many birds with one stone?!!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

CPS 176 ...

2nd post of the day, I know just like buses - weeks go by without any posts then they all come along together :lol:

Anyway, I had time this morning to play with the latest Zoe Pearn kit Monster Mash (because I love that little blue monster so much) and I teamed it up with this weeks CPS challenge

Caardvarks July Challenge ...

The July challenge over at the Caardvarks blog is to make a birthday card - my favourite type of card to make :)

I used a new set of papers from Crystal Wilkerson, Party Time and added black card to make the colours pop and of course some pretty stitched grosgrain which always makes my heart happy :)

Saturday, July 17, 2010

You Passed ...

I loved these little cars when I saw them over at Crystal Wilkerson's store and thought they would be perfect for a 'you passed your driving test' kind of card. It all went together perfectly with that gorgeous red spotty ribbon - don't you know I just love spotted ribbon :) and more of Crystal's papers

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Chicken Soup Challenge...

The new Chicken Soup recipe challenge has been issued and it was the perfect inspiration for me to get my sewing machine out again. Here is my card but you'll need to pop over to the Chicken Soup blog to see the original inspiration. Remember there are prizes on offer at the end of the month, check out the blog for details.

(Juicy digital kit by Kristin Cronin Barrow at Sweet Shoppe Designs, For You stamp from 3DJean)

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Odds And Ends Of Allsorts ...

This is the last of my catching up posts and I've got a few cards made with odds and ends and with products from various designers and shops.

Cosmo Cricket DeLovely papers, sizzix loopy border die, Purple Onion Designs sentiment stamp available from 3DJean)

(Baby Bud digital stamp, Cuttlebug embossing folder, nestabilities dies, Papertrey ribbon and sentiment stamp)

(Sweet Summertime papers and Lori Boyd charity digital stamp)

(Sweet Summertime papers, Whale digital sticker by Miss Tiina designs and those little splashes are dewdrop teardrops avaiable from 3DJean)

(Heather Ellis digital stamp, October Afternoon paper, Papertrey ribbon and sentiment stamp)

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Sweet Shoppe Designs ...

Carrying on with my 'catching up spree' this week.  These projects were all made with some of my favourite Sweet Shoppe Designs products

(A Whimsical Garden by Kristin Cronin Barrow)

(Juicy by Kristin Cronin Barrow)

(Born In The Heart by Melissa Bennett and Meg Mullens)

(Monster Mash by Zoe Pearn)

(Light Up The Night by Dani Mogstad)

(Happy Go Lucky by Zoe Pearn)

Monday, July 05, 2010

Crystal Wilkerson ...

Here I am catching up again :) I have lots of cards that I want to blog about so I have a record of them before I use them and with my computer issues and being so busy with my day job over the last month I am seriously behind so I'm going to try to play catch up this week :)

A while ago I discovered Crystal Wilkerson. Her blog is here and you can buy her digital designs here. She recently released her Sweet Summertime designs as a real paper line through the Echo Park manufacturer and I love everything about her designs! I already blogged some of my cards using her designs here.

(Sweet Summertime paper pack 2 and paper add ons, elements)

(Sweet Summertime elements, paper pack 2 and 3)

On Friday I downloaded another of her digital lines - Sweet Vintage Charm - so spent a little while yesterday playing with that

(Sweet Vintage Charm add on elements)

(Sweet Vintage Charm add on elements and add on paper pack)

(Sweet Vintage Charm papers, add on papers, frames and elements)

Sunday, July 04, 2010

New Challenge Blog ...

There is a new challenge blog on the block and I've had the opportunity to join their design team. The Chicken Soup challenge blog is all about kick starting creativity and giving mojo some tlc

The first 'recipe' went live on Friday night and this was the card I made using the inspiration for recipe #1

(Summer Blooms by Wild Dandelion Designs at Scrap Orchard)