Wednesday, 18 August 2010

And.... Relax :o)

Morning folks. Nothing particular exciting to tell you about today so I will get straight down to telling you about my latest card! To be honest, it is a miracle I was able to finish it actually as my flaming E00 ran out mid session! Don't worry, a refill is on its way.... with maybe one or two other new pens!!! Well, it would be rude not to really, wouldn't it?!

As many of you know, I absolutely love and adore Sassy Studio images. I'm always happy with the cards I produce with them as they are so easy to colour and work with. They actually had a DT call a couple of months ago but unfortunately it was during my blogging break and I was unsure if I could commit the time. I didn't apply and am now totally kicking myself! Oh well, I'm sure there will be another one in the future ☺

Goodie List........
Stamps: Sassy Studio
Paper: Cosmo Cricket 'Ducks in a Row'.
Copic Markers: E00 (just!), E02, E11, E29, E31, E33, E35, E37, E50, R20, R22, R81, R83, R85, YG03, YG63, YG67, W1, W3, W5, W7 - available HERE from DTDF.
Tools & Embellishments: A couple of gems and that is about it.

I'm entering this one in to the challenge at Sassy Studio as it is polka dots this week and I can spy a few on my DP! I also followed the sketch at Friday Sketchers
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Monday, 16 August 2010

Another Last Minute Posting...

Oh dear! Been a bit busy over the last couple of days and so this is another mega speedy post I'm afraid! As soon as this is done, I'm that cream crackered that I am going to fall straight in to bed. At 8.30 in the evening. What a loser ;o)

Anyway. I combined a few challenges for this little card. I followed the sketch at A Spoon Full of Sugar which is a great one this week. Over at Anyone for Anya, they have a picture inspiration challenge so I whipped the pink and purple colours for this card. Due to the pretty colour combo, the flowers and the bling, I thought this would be a suitable entrant in to this weeks challenge at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - 'What are Little Girls Made of?'.

Goodie List........ 
Digi Stamp:  The Greeting Farm.
Paper: GCD Studios ' Eye Candy' - available from Dies to Die For.
Copic Markers: E00, E02, E11, E29, E31, E33, E35, E37, E50, R85, BV00, BV02, BV04, W1, W3, W5, W7 - available from Dies to Die For.
Tools & Embellishments: X Cut flower punch, liquid pearls, gems and ribbon from stash.

Speak soon folks,
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Sunday, 15 August 2010

Hot Diggity Dawg

Mega quick one from me as I am about to go grab the roast out of the oven! I've been playing with the Kenny K freebie and some swapsie papers and this is what I came up with.....

I used the sketch over at Tuesday Morning Sketches. I've also managed to include the challenges from Crafty Catz (Animals) and Allsorts (Paper Piercing).

Goodie List........
Stamps: Kenny K.
Paper: No idea! I got it in a swap. Feels like Basic Grey or DCWV though...!
Copic Markers: E29, E31, E33, E35, E37, E50, E51, E53, R35, R37, R59, YR23, G21.
Embellishments: Whimsy Sentiment, ribbon and gems from stash.

Hope you had a good weekend :o)
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Thursday, 12 August 2010

I Finally Used my RV Copics!

It doesn't happen very often but I finally used my RV Copics on this card! They are so blinkin bright that it takes a very 'special' design paper to take balance them out. However, the fabulous 'Delovely' by Cosmo Cricket hit the spot perfectly :o)

I have so enjoyed playing with these new style High Hopes stamps. They are really easy to colour and are really versatile as they can be used for both male and female cards. Not only that, but Tracy at DTDF has a fabulous range in stock and I happen to know that she is expecting a new batch VERY soon! Keep your eyes open peeps ;o)

Goodie List........
Stamps: 'Dragon Go Round' by High Hopes, in stock HERE at DTDF.
Paper: 'Delovely' by Cosmo Cricket, in stock HERE at DTDF.
Copic Markers: E29, E31, E33, E35, E37, YG03, YG23, YG63, BG15, BG23, BG49, Y15, Y17, Y21, RV02, RV04, RV06, W1, W3, W5, W7 - available HERE from DTDF.
Tools & Embellishments: Gems, ribbon and flower from stash.

I am going to enter this card in to the challenges over at High Hopes (ribbons and bows) and Crafty Cardmakers (Happy Birthday).

Hope everyone is happy and healthy and enjoying the summer :o)
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Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Echo Park - I ♥ it!

Any regular reader of my blog could quite easily have predicted my reaction to the release of Echo Park papers. I LOVE LOVE LOVE them! They are bright and bold and colourful and as soon as I saw that Tracy at Dies to Die For had them in stock, I whacked my order in before anyone else could snaffle them! The ones I've used are 'Walk in the Park' but she also has the 'Life is Good' range there to tease you as well......!

I love how bold and zingy this card turned out! I'm also really happy with the flowers I made using an embossing punch thingy I picked up at The Range the other day. I embossed them a bit more and I'm quite pleased with the effect as I was able to use the same DP as the rest of the card. I do love a bit of 'matchy -matchy'!

Goodie List........ 
Stamps: Magnolia.
Paper: 'Walk in the Park' by Echo Park - available HERE at DTDF.
Copic Markers: E00, E02, E11, E29, E31, E33, E35, E37, E50, R32, R35, R37, R59, YG03, YG63, YG67, BG15, BG23, BG49, W1, W3, W5, W7 - available HERE at DTDF.
Tools & Embellishments: X-Cut Embossing Flower Punch, pearls and ribbons from stash.

I'm entering this card in to a couple of challenges - Crafty Cardmakers Spotlight Challenge (punches) and Simon Says Stamp (Sing it Baby). Now, I appreciate that you might be thinking, "What song has she incorporated into that?!" Well, I went for.... wait for it......
"Raindrops keep fallin' on my head
But that doesn't mean my eyes will soon be turnin' red
Cryin's not for me
'Cause I'm never gonna stop the rain by complainin'
Because I'm free...
Nothin's worryin' me"

Happy Tuesday folks!
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Monday, 9 August 2010

Mmm.... Cupcakes!

Oh dear... First day back at work for a week. Yuk. As much as I love the people I work with, I would much rather be at home, crafting up a storm! Is it wrong that I've told them that too?! Anyway, a quick and simple card from me today but one which fits a few challenges.... Stamp Something (I was inspired by that big ole cake in the photo!), Crazy 4 Challenges (Cupcakes!) and Crafty Catz (Buttons and Bows).

Goodie List........ 
Stamps: An oldie by DigiStamp Boutique.
Paper: Doodlebug.
Copic Markers: E29, E31, E33, E35, E37, R81, R83, R85, YG03, YG63, YG67, W1, W3, W5, W7 - available HERE from DTDF.
Embellishments: Button and ribbons from stash.

Right. Back to work. Wish me luck.... I may need it to get through the day! ;o)
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Sunday, 8 August 2010

The Papers Just Don't Work....

... with the sentiment or the image but I was desperate to use them so I chucked them together anyway! You know how much I love my Zoe Pearn goodies right? Well these babies have been burning a hole on my hard drive for way too long!

I followed the sketch from Dare You to Digi Stamp and I really enjoyed playing with it. I struggled a bit to find the right shaped sentiment and after I had settled for and attached this one, it was only then that I realised I could have done one on the PC which would have been slightly more appropriate...! Oh well, it's done now. I guess I'll give it to someone who is celebrating a new job or something and hope that they don't look too closely at all of the individual elements!

Goodie List........ 
Digi Stamp: 'Darby & Bumbles' by CC Designs, rubber version available HERE from DTDF. 
Digi Paper: 'Alphabet Soup for Girls' by Zoe Pearn, from Sweet Shoppe Designs.
Copic Markers: E00, E02, E11, E50, R81, R83, R85, YG03, YG23, YG63, B00, B02, B05, YR04, YR07, YR23, Y15, Y17, Y21, W1, W3, W5, W7 - available HERE from DTDF. 
Embellishments: Elzybells sentiment, ribbon and pearls from stash.

Personally, I think the colours I've used and the flower that Darby is holding make this a pretty summery card. So, I'm going to enter this in to this weeks One Stop Crafts challenge where the theme is 'Summer Fun'. 

I'm off out in to the {recently more rare} sunshine today with my friend, Claire. Bit of a first for me as we are going to support her husband in a local reinactment thing. Doubt we'll see much of it though, probably too busy chin-wagging! Whatever you're up to today, I hope you have a great time ~♥~

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Saturday, 7 August 2010

Love Bunnies

Whilst I made this card yonks ago, it should still be new to you lovely people as I've never posted it on my blog! I made it for one of my best friends who was getting married a couple of months ago.

A nice and simple card but jazzed up by these funky papers! It will also be my entry in to the Crafty Creations Challenges this week as they have asked for Wedding and Anniversary cards. 

Goodie List........
Stamps: 'Love Bunnies' and 'Awww, So Tweet! Sayings' from Whimsy Stamps.
Paper: 'Scrumptious' by Papermania.
Copic Markers: E00, E11, E29, E31, E33, E35, E37, E50, R81, R83, R85, C1, C3, C5, C7, W1, W3, W5, W7.
Tools & Embellishments: Gems from stash.

I hope the sun is shining wherever you are today ☺
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Friday, 6 August 2010

Cute Little Makes

Everybody needs a quick little make sometimes, right? Well, I knocked this little pair up super quick with a couple of mega cute little CC Designs stamps from Dies to Die For.

My colouring is a bit iffy unfortunately but I think the papers make up for it. I could literally eat these babies. On. Toast. Mmmmm. Anyway, I'm going to enter this little duo in to the challenges at Cute Card Thursday (Whateva) and Creative Card Crew (Cute and Girly).

Goodie List........
Stamps: 'Flower Power' Itzie Inkies by CC Designs, available HERE from DTDF.
Paper: Ducks in a Row by October Afternoon. 
Copic Markers: E29, E31, E33, E35, E37, E50, E51, E53, R81, R83, R85, YG03, YG63, YG67, Y15, Y17, YR23, W1, W3, W5, W7 - available HERE from DTDF. 
Tools & Embellishments: Gems from stash.

I will leave you today with one last thought: Woo-hoo! It's Friday!!!!
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Thursday, 5 August 2010

Some Multi-Challenging

Hello everyone, hope you aren't getting washed away with all the downpours and thunderstorms we've been having lately! I've just got back from a few days on the Isle of Wight where I've been visiting my parents. Had a great time but desperately need to go on a diet and get back in that gym!!! 

Anyway, I've managed to make another little card which I'd like to share with you today. I'm way behind the times and have only just ordered my first set of Lili of the Valley stamps! So cute, I think these little ones are going to see a lot of action in the run up to Christmas!

I really loved making this card and it is a complete bonus that I am able to enter it in to approximately 1 billion (ish) challenges.....
Goodie List........ 
Stamps: Christmas Ted - Big Star, by Lili of the Valley.
Paper: 'Colorful Christmas' by MME, available HERE at DTDF.
Copic Markers: E43, E47, E49, R81, R83, R85, Y15, Y17, YR23, W1, W3, W5, W7 - available HERE from DTDF.
Tools & Embellishments: Snowflake Punch and Stickles from DTDF, gems and button from stash.

So there you have it. That's quite enough waffle from me today I think! Hope you are all having a lovely week ☺
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Tuesday, 3 August 2010

So True....!

I stopped drooling from afar and finally treated myself to some fabulous October Afternoon papers. I just love these papers but they are a little hard to get hold of as everyone seems to love them as much as me! I have a few more 8x8 pads on my wishlist, but I guess I'll just have to wait until they come back in to stock :o(

I really enjoyed playing with this fun stamp as it tied in to my papers perfectly. Isn't that sentiment SO true?! I have to admit though, it took me a blinkin' age to colour in that dress. I'm quite heavy handed with my colouring and so I do not know how I managed to avoid all of those polka dots on her dress!

Goodie List........ 
Stamps: 'Housework Diva' by the Diva Collection from DTDF.
Paper: 'Report Card' by October Afternoon. 
Copic Markers: E00, E11, E50, R02, R35, R37, R59, YR23, Y15, Y17, B32, B39, B45, W1, W3, W5, W7 - available HERE from DTDF.

Due to the abundance of spots on this cards, I'm going to enter it in to this weeks Simon Says Stamp challenge. I also nearly forgot, but I followed the sketch over at the Sweet Stampin' Challenge blog.

I'm off to visit the 'rentals on the Isle of Wight for a few days so I might not be able to visit you for a short while. I look forward to catching up when I get back :o)
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Monday, 2 August 2010

Happy Birthday........

Now, when you see today's card, don't panic. I haven't had a baby and not told you about it! This is Ali's birthday card from our fish babies!

Yep, bit of a different style for me. Not an image in sight but I was quite pleased with how it turned out. As it is purely text, I think it more than qualifies for this weeks Cute Card Thursday challenge where the girls want you to use lots of text. And, as it isn't too fussy and fancy, I am also able to enter it in to the CAS challenge at Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturdays.

Goodie List........ 
Copic Markers: R35, R37, R59, G21, G85, G99, Y15, Y17, YR23, B32, B39, B45 - available HERE from DTDF.
Font: You Wish You Were a Shirley.
Embellishments: Gems from stash.

Hope your Monday is going well, thanks for visiting today!
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Sunday, 1 August 2010

Papertake Sketch Time

Happy Sunday everyone! I've just had my lunch and am now sat in front of the grand prix tapping away on the laptop, looking forward to my week off. Ahh.... it's such a hard life! Thought I'd share a little card I made using yet another Kenny K image.

The eagle-eyed among you will notice that I followed the sketch this week at Papertake. It was a Dawny P spesh and I flipped it over so that it tied in with my image a bit better. I also squeezed in the challenge from One Stop Crafts as they wanted to see patterns. As you can hopefully tell, I went for dots and checks.

Goodie List........
Stamps: Troublemaker by Kenny K.
Paper: Just Chillin' by Making Memories.
Copic Markers: E00, E11, E43, E47, E49, E50, R02, R35, R37, YG03, YG63, YG67, Y15, Y17, Y21, YG23, YR04, YR07,  W1, W3, W5, W7 - available HERE from DTDF.
Tools & Embellishments: Sentiment by Whimsy, buttons and ribbon from stash.

Speak to you soon my lovelies!
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