Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Sketch Week at PTW ...

It's sketch week over at Papertake Weekly and this week we are sponsored by Simon Says Stamp

sketch #70

This is my card using a digital kit by Dani Mogstad

Behind the word art I added a strip of the most gorgeous faux diamante mesh from The Ribbon Girl, it is so pretty that I can see it appearing on almost every card that I make!

8 Row Faux Diamante Mesh

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Make Your Own ...

The challenge over at Papertake Weekly is to 'make it yourself'. The thing that you make can be whatever you choose.
I made my own felt embellishment using my PTI dies, felt and sparklies

I used:
Whale die and sentiment stamp from Papertrey Ink

I'm off for a few days away now, down to Windsor Castle, Longleat Safari park and to the place they filmed Downton Abbey. Lots of driving but should be fun, I'll be back in a few days

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

A Girlie Card ...

A girlie card for the current challenge at the Papertake Weekly challenge blog which is 'all things girlie'

I used:
Magnolia stamp coloured with Distress Markers and Copics
Those gorgeous papers (they are absolutley beautiful and have gone straight to the top of my favourites list) from Nitwit Collections , Apple Butter Charm collection

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Ribbon Girl Colour Challenge

There is a new colour challenge over at the Ribbon Girl blog today

There is a gorgeous inspiration photograph and prizes from Ribbon Girl and Lili Of The Valley

This is my card for the challenge

I used:
Magnolia stamp coloured with Copics
Digital papers from Sweet Shoppe Designs
Satin ribbon, lace edged bias binding, guipure lace, tiny ricrac, polka dot button, button twine and pins all from Ribbon Girl

Thursday, July 12, 2012

You're Sweet ...

Remember this tag from a couple of weeks ago?

I've turned it into a card for a sweet lady who volunteers in my classroom every week

I used:
All That Scraps digital stamp coloured with Copics
Cosmo Cricket Papers
Ribbons, lace, button, trim and adhesive pearl hearts all from Ribbon Girl
Sentiment stamp from Papertrey Ink

I'm entering it into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge which is to create a 'fruity' project

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Well Preserved ...

The challenge over at Papertake Weekly today is to create a 'Strawberries and Cream' inspired card. I inked up an old Tiddly Inks stamp from Stamping Bella that I found in my cupboard whilst I was looking for something else that I thought looked like a little strawberry and also used my new mason jar stamp from Papertrey Ink and I added the sentiment 'well preserved' to the tag

I used:
Stamps from Bella Stamps and Papertrey Ink coloured with Copics
Red saddlestitch ribbon, cotton lace, jute mesh, strawberry charm, bakers twine, stickles, liquid pearls and heart shaped sparkly jewel from Ribbon Girl
Digital papers from Sweet Shoppe Designs
Spellbinders dies
Stampin Up tag punch
Wooden peg and white paint

Monday, July 09, 2012

A Special Number Card ...

There is a number challenge over at Cupcake Craft Challenges that just happens to coincide with a request for me to make a card for a 70th birthday so today I put them both together and this is the card I created

I used:
FQB Petal Fresh digital papers from Nitwit Collections (these papers are absolutley gorgeous!)
Spellbinders circle and scallop dies
Papertrey Ink numbers dies
Magnolia DooHickey swirl die
Daisy, crystal swirl and liquid pearls from Ribbon Girl

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia Challenge

Hello, it's time for a new challenge over at the Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia challenge and today we'd like to see your Anything Goes cards that use a Hanglar Stanglar or Magnolia stamp. There are some lovely cards from the Design Team and of course a great £10 voucher prize to spend at our sponsor the Ribbon Girl

I used:
Hanglar Stanglar stamp coloured with Copics
October Afternoon papers
Twill stripe ribbon from Ribbon Girl
Prima pearls and jewels
Papertrey Ink sentiment stamp
Distess Inks

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Penny Black Saturday Challenge Blog Hop ...

Hello, welcome to  the Penny Black Saturday Challenge blog hop. Ribbon Girl are sponsoring todays challenge and I was lucky to be asked to be a guest designer. The challenge is to create a 'summer' themed project and this is mine - it's a good job I have a good imagination as there has been no sign of any kind of summer in these parts!

I used:
Penny Black stamp coloured with Distress Markers and Copics
My Minds Eye papers


Next on the blog hop is Beth or you can return to the beginning at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge blog where you'll also find all the details of the blog hop

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Hello ...

The challenge at Papertake Weekly this week is an anything goes with the option to add highlighting to the image. I've used this adorable new digi image of Beatrice snorkeling from All That Scraps, highlighting her goggles and snorkle with Glossy Accents and adding extra sparkle to the waves with stickles and liquid pearls around the image

I used:
From The Sea collection digital papers and waves from Nitwit Collections
Digital stamp from All That Scraps coloured with Copics
Papertrey Ink sentiment stamp

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Ribbon Girl Card Challenge ...

The new challenge over at the Ribbon Girl blog is a Card Challenge

The challenge is to create a 'girly card' and this is the card I made for it

I used:
rose organza, cherry blossom, heart pin, engraved heart charm, Zva crystal embellishment, rose leaves and button twine all from Ribbon Girl
Papers - Good Morning, Sunshine digital kit by Sugarplum Paperie at Sweet Shoppe Designs
Dress form die - MFT
Doilies and crystal beads from supplies