Tuesday 30 June 2009

60th Birthday

A friend asked me to make a 60th birthday card for a friend of hers, who likes pink and fairies. I had to be careful not to make the card too young so thought this image and the darker pink with black were a perfect combination for a more sophisticated card. This is for Sketch Saturday.. I rotated their lovely sketch as it fitted the A5 card better. It is also my fourth and final card for Charisma Cards.

Stamp - Flower fairy free from magazine
Coloured with Letraset Promarkers, highlighted with glitter pens
Paper and flowers - Papermania Hint of Pink
Flower stickers from stash

Monday 29 June 2009

Good Luck

This is my card for the first ever Moving along with the times challenge. The challenge was to use strawberry and cream with a hint of chocolate colours on their sketch. The perfect opportunity to use the new paper packs I bought at the weekend.It is also my third card for Charisma Cards.. The third challenge is for The Pink Elephant Challenge 21 to use your favourite colour combination. Pink and brown is one of my fave combinations so this fits the challenge perfectly.

Stamp - bought at show
Coloured with Letraset Promarkers, highlighted with glitter pens
Paper - Papermania Hint of Pink and Bouquet
Die cuts - Nestability
Flowers - Prima, Craftwork and sparkly flowers from stash
Lettering - Papermania Hint of Pink

Friday 26 June 2009

Get Well Soon

A complete contrast to the train. This is for the ABC Challenge T is for two tone. I thought I would choose something different so went for purple and brown. This is also my second card for Charisma Card Challenge 25.

Stamp - from a mix and match set bought in USA
Coloured with Letraset Promarkers
Paper - Papermania Amethyst Infusion and Secret Garden
Flowers -
Prima, Craftwork and Papermania

Choo choo

This card is for theTruly Scrumptious Challenge 10. The challenge is to use their great sketch and some neglected stash. I bought this train made from handmade paper from Twiddleys long before I got hooked on stamping. The papers are from Dovecraft, bought last yar and not used for ages. The corner die cut is from Sizzix, again not used for some time. I'm really pleased with the way it turned out, so nice and bright for a little boy's birthday, and so different from my girly cards. This is also for Cute Card Thursday Challenge 66 Wheely Good Fun and Charisma Challenge 25. They are looking for cards any theme and any style. They have some great prizes on offer and you can enter up to 4 times.

Tuesday 23 June 2009

Another Christmas card

While I had my Christmas stash out I felt inspired to make another. This one is for C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 5 who supplied the fantastic sketch, Paperplay Challenges for their Christmas in June challenge and Roses on Paper who wanted flowers for their challenge, combined with another challenge.
Stamp - Rachelle Anne Miller Skating
Coloured with Letraset Promarkers

Paper - from last year's stash
Die cuts - Nestabilities, Cuttlebug snowflakes embossing folder
Flowers - Prima, poinsettia from stash


I can't believe it but thanks to some of the challenges I have made my first 2 Christmas cards. What a great excuse to use my new SN stamp. This one is for Just Christmas and Birthday Cards who supplied the sketch, Winter Wonderland for their Blue Christmas challenge and Creative Card Crew for Whatever the weather. Thanks all for inspiring me to start my Christmas cards really early this year.

Stamp - Sugar Nellie Hug in a Mug
Coloured with Letraset Promarkers
Paper - free from mag and Forever Friends
Die cuts - Nestability
Embellishments - snowflake sequins from Paperchase, spotted snowflakes from America
Ribbon - Anita's sticky ribbon


Well we all love to shop, don't we, especially for cardmaking stash. This card is for The Sugar Bowl Challenge 13. The challenge was this great sketch and to include browns and cream. I love this new stamp from Sugar Nellie. Its perfect for those people who wouldn't suit one of their cute girl stamps. Whilst we all love those stamps they are not suitable for everyone. This stamp would suit most women.

Stamp - Sugar Nellie Shopping
Coloured with Letraset Promarkers, highlighted with glitter pens
Paper - Once upon a time Spellbound Parchment and Overton House Designs Seaside Dots
Embellishments - from stash
Small Flowers -

Ribbon - Craftwork Cards

Sunday 21 June 2009

Red, white and blue and a star too!

Great challenge over at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge this week and I have just the card. This is great for a teenage boy. not a flower in sight. I do love stars on cards and these colours are great for male cards.
Stamp - Lili of The Valley
Coloured with Letraset Promarkers
Paper - Dovecraft
Die cuts - Cuttlebug stars
Guitar image from paper bought from show

Gorjuss girl

Time for 2 challenges with this Gorjuss Girl. The sketch is from Friday Sketchers and the colours are for the Dutch Dare Card Challenge.

Stamp - Sugar Nellie Gorjuss Girl Sitting
Coloured with Letraset Promarkers, highlighted with glitter pens
Paper - Papermania Sweet Nothings
Die cuts - Nestabilities, Cuttlebug tiny bubbles embossing folder, Sizzix swirl
Embellishments - from stash
Main Flowers -

Thursday 18 June 2009

Sweet and Sassy

This card is for 3 more challenges. The super sketch is from A Spoonful of Sugar. The theme for ABC Challenge is S for Summer. Summer for me means beautiful gardens so this image is perfect. The third challenge is Roses on Paper Challenge. This challenge is to combine their challenge of adding flowers to another challenge.
Sugar Nellie stamp Sweet and Sassy
Papermania Raspberry Champagne and Secret Garden papers
Anita's sticky ribbon
Flowers from stash


I just love these Gorjuss Girls. This is for 2 challenges, the first is a fantastic sketch from
Just Christmas and Birthday Cards which is just perfect for the second challenge of Triangles for the Allsorts Challenge.

Sugar Nellie stamp Gorjuss Girl Sitting
Dovecraft and free papers
Sizzix Swirl
Nestability rectangle
Paper Cellar gold zigzag
Papermania red butterflies

Monday 15 June 2009

Triple Challenge

I have always loved this stamp, which is so often out of stock. Guess lots of you out there love it too. I managed to get it last week and have used it today for three challenges. I used the sketch from 2 Sketches 4 You sketch 28, the border punch for the Our Creative Corner challenge and dots for Stamp with fun. I love dots and spots and managed to get as many different ones as I could into this card.
Sugar Nellie stamp Daisy
X Cut Border Punch
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Prima Flowers
Papers -K& Co Sparkly Sweet, Papermania
Button flowers from Readicut

Penny Black Celebrations Challenge

I was asked to make this card for a girl at work's 21st birthday. She is bright and bubbly so this stamp suits her perfectly. She also made some cakes for Comic Relief so I decided to add the cupcake which also fits in with the cake on the stamp. The perfect card for the Penny Black Celebration Challenge
Penny Black Cinnamon stamp
Sizzix cupcake die
Prima and K & Co flowers

Double challenge including a charity card

This card is for 2 challenges, the first is for Secret Crafter 36 In The Jungle and the second is a very special challenge for Dutch Dare Challenge . The idea is to make a card for a sick child and send it via Post Pals. My card will be off in the post to Charlie H. These jungle images would please any little boy.
Paper and embellishments Junior Jungle by Crafts House.
Dovecraft ribbon
Leaf brad
Sizix swirl die

Sunday 14 June 2009

Double challenge card

I wanted to make a wedding card for somebody I deal regularly with at work on the phone. I don't know her that well so didn't want to make a large card. I used the sketch from

Sketch Saturday Challenge 55 and as I found some lovely handmade paper with roses am also entering it for the
ABC Challenge R is for Roses.

Lili of the Valley Die cut coloured with Promarkers
Handmade rose paper
Other papers Forever Friends
Sentiment from Twiddleys
Punched wedding rings

Sugar Bowl Challenge 12

Well it has been a beautiful day here in Norfolk. We have had a lovely day out with friends visiting some open gardens at the coast. Time to get this card entered for the
Sugar Bowl Challenge . I found using 6 different papers and following this sketch quite a challenge, but an enjoyable challenge. I would never have thought of such a complicated sketch myself. I decided to just use part of the stamp for a change. The challenge also required blue and green to be used.
Sugar Nellie stamp Flowers
Papers - Papermania Sweet Nothings, others from stash
Prima Flowers
Other items from stash

Thursday 11 June 2009

Truly Scrumptious Challenge 9

This card is for this week's Truly Scrumptious challenge. The challenge involves a sketch and altering a flower. I used a Prima flower which I coloured with a Letraset Promarker and then cut into the petals for a more shredded look.

Cat stamp from the Big Stamp and Scrapbooking Show

Free papers from mags

Other items from stash

Allsorts Challenge

I don't know why the time is wrong on my blog as it is now 8.20pm and the time is right on my laptop. I really like this image and thought it was perfect for the Allsorts challenge of pink and white.
Stamp Little Claire
Main paper - Papermania Raspberry Champagne
Other papers free from mags
Anita's butterfly sticky ribbon
Gem and leaves from stash

Forever Friends Challenge

This challenge for
Forever Friends challenge really took me out of my comfort zone as it was to use citrus colours. I'm much more used to using pink and purple so found this really challenging.
Forever Friends stamp
Sizzix swirl
Cuttlebug star
Free papers from magazine

Cuttlebug challenge Inspired by Movies

I made this card for my friend's birthday next week and thought it was perfect for the
Cuttlebug Challenge CBI35. I have called it "The Secret Garden" as it reminds me of that lovely children's film The Secret Garden and 2 of the papers are from the secret garden collection.
Sugar Nellie stamp "Flowers"
Papers - Papermania Simply Elegant and Secret Garden
Flowers and button from stash

Stamptacular Challenge "One for the Boys"

This is my very first challenge entry for
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.
This is a father's day card I recently made.

Personal Impressions stamp

Dovecraft paper, ribbon and embellishments

Sunday 7 June 2009

Second day of my new blog. Definitely needs some customising but at least I managed to get my photo onto my profile. Here are some of my latest cards. As I get better at this blogging I will add more details and start to enter some challenges.

Saturday 6 June 2009

Today is 6 June and I have just created my very first blog. It needs customising but first I need to learn how to do that. Lynsey I need your help here please. I thought I would post a few of my latest cards here. More to follow soon.