Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Clinging on to Summer

I love the sunshine and I hate being cold, so you can guess my favourite season, can't you?! I really don't want summer to end. So, whilst my Uggs are making more frequent trips out of the house, I thought I would make a really sunny and cheery card to try and warm myself from the inside out :o)

This kind of scrappy layout is my absolute fave. In my eyes, Inge is the queen of scrappy cards so I just had to join in this weeks Friday Sketchers challenge when I saw who created it! I'm also entering this card in to the Stamp Something challenge as this weeks theme is 'Cute'. Well, I think little Fleur qualifies in that category....! ;o)

Goodie List........ 
Stamps: 'Fleur Anya' by TGF, available HERE from DTDF.
Sentiment: 'Ticket Sentiments' by Whimsy Stamps.

Paper: 'Material Girl' by Cosmo Cricket, available HERE from DTDF.

Copic Markers: E00, E02, E11, E50, R32, R35, R37, R59, YR04, YR07, YR23, YR26, Y21, G21, G85, G94, W1, W3, W5, W7 - available HERE from Dies to Die For.
Embellishments: Pearls from stash coloured with Copic markers.

Thanks so much for stopping by, make sure you stop to say hi! ~♥~
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Monday, 6 September 2010

I Want!

Oh dear. I have yet another paper pad to add to my list! Tracy sent me a little taster of the new Sassafras 'Indie Girl' papers.... I want them all! I need them! Honestly, I actually think I have a paper addition. "My name is Stacey, and I am a paperaholic."

I'm quite pleased with how my colouring turned out on this little one as I tried for ages to get the skin tone just right. What would I do without those trusty E30ish Copics?! Anyway, I incorportated a few more challenges in to this card......

* A Spoon Full of Sugar - Sketch.
* Crafty Catz - 3 Embellies, 2 papers and 1 image.
* Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Clean and Simple.

Goodie List........ 
Stamps: 'Nahla' by TGF - Part of Roll Call Kit - available HERE from DTDF.
Paper: 'Indie Girl' by Sassafrass - available HERE from DTDF.
Copic Markers: E29, E31, E33, E35, E37, R32, R35, R37, YG03, YG63, YG67, YR23, Y17, BG15, BG23, BG49, W1, W3, W5, W7 - available HERE from DTDF.
Tools & Embellishments: Nestabilities, flower, ribbon and gems from stash.

I'm off work today but it's not a days holiday really as we are getting new windows fitted and I am guarding the flat, trying to keep out of the way. I know it will be lovely when it is all done, I just wish it was done NOW. Argh! 

Happy Monday one and all :o)
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Sunday, 5 September 2010

Shiny and Sparkly.....

When Tracy sent me some of the new My Minds Eye 'Lost and Found' papers to play with, I just did not want to cut them up! They are so sparkly and pretty, I just adore them! But, in the end, they were too gorgeous to just sit in my paper box and so I got stuck in!

I don't really do muted colours but I'm really happy with how this one turned out. I glitter kind of helps though, I guess! I'm also pleased that I managed to squeeze a few challenges in to this card:

* Kraftin Kimmie - Sketch.
* Papertake - 'Just the One'.... in this case 'Colour'!
* Crafty Cardmakers Spotlight Challenge - 'Glitter and Sparkle'.

Goodie List........
Stamps: 'Rapunzel' by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - available HERE from DTDF.
Paper: 'Lost & Found - Portobello Road' by My Minds Eye - available HERE from DTDF.
Copic Markers: E00, E02, E11, E29, E31, E33, E35, E37, E50, R20, R22, G21, G85, G94, YG23, Y17 - available HERE from Dies to Die For.

Thanks for stopping by today,
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Saturday, 4 September 2010

Love Those Giraffes

Hello! Sorry about my recent little absence. I know a few of you were worried that I'd gone AWOL again. No such luck, I'm afraid - just mega busy! I'm pleased to say that I have been a little creative though - I'm teaching myself to knit! Ali keeps asking when my bus pass is going to come through but I have to say, I'm really enjoying it! It doesn't feel as anti-social as card making either as I can sit in front of the TV and knit away. I'm still on seriously basic stuff at the mo but, fingers crossed, I can progress on to some more exciting bits soon :o)

Anyway, I have also been getting inky recently and have spent some time picking out papers and colouring up a whole batch of images. I'm now spending the weekend making cards out of them. Think I might use this method a bit more in the future actually as it seems to get my creative juices flowing more!

I made this card a couple of weeks ago for Ali's birthday. It just so happens to fit the challenges over at DU2DS where the team have ask for shaped cards, and also over at Cupcake Craft Challenges where the call is to use digi images.

Goodie List........ 
Digi Stamps: 'Giraffe Block, Two Love' - Bugaboo Stamps. 
Copic Markers: E29, E31, E33, E35, E37, E43, E47, E49, R32, R35, R37, YG03, YG63, YG67, G21, G85, G94, BG01, BG05, YR23, Y17 - available HERE from Dies to Die For. 

Hope the weekend is going great for you so far,

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