Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Creative treasures

Tracy asked us to make a card using blue, yellow and green-not a combination I've tried before but I really like it-thanks for the idea Tracy!

It also fits the Sketch and stash challenge this week- the stamp is a new sugar nellie's one, with my new copics

Apologies for the wonky scan-I've tried 3 times and now given up!

Monday, 20 April 2009

my new toys!

My Copic pens have arrived -I'm in love, already planning my next order hehehe

This means I can now join in with the Copic's challenges- the three colours this week are

R59- cardinal
YR07 cadmium
G99 olive

The nearest I had was YR04 orange so I've used that-see I do need to expand my colour range very soon!!

The card template was from the Friday Sketchers-not an easy one-but worth the challenge!
I'm off to practise a bit more-thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, 12 April 2009

Kathy's blog challenge x2

I love Kathy's sketches-I always seem to make more than one card from them-and this sketch challenge she's offering blog candy too!!

I've been having a painful week, not helped by having to wait around for fridge engineers etc- my american fridge freezer died ;-( so I've been spending pennies I don't have on some Copics!!!
Really looking forward to getting my paws on them-I've been getting frustrated with my cheaper marker pens and I just can't get the hang of watercolour pencils. I've ordered 18 for now and hope to add a few more each month
Hope you had a fun Easter weekend with better weather than we got here!

Thursday, 9 April 2009

A Spoonful of sugar

The challenge this week on a Spoonful of sugar was to make a numbered card. I finally found the monster stickers I'd bought at Poundland- I hope the "little monster" I made it for likes it!

I have no idea how I've managed to change to italics now!!!!

I can't believe I've managed to make one of my May cards already-at this rate maybe I won't be able to put off scrapbooking much longer, I have all the stash ready, I've just not been brave enough to start

Thanks for stopping by-Happy Easter

Ruby anniversary

Its my parents Ruby Anniversary next week-its also my in-laws ruby anniversary this year-but I'm not going to cheat and make them both the same card, however tempting that idea is!!

I used the sketch and stash template for this card. The new stash is the ribbon, a free gift in a magazine, and the stamp although I've had it a little while its the first time I've used it. I also used up some paper I've been holding onto for a while-one of those I like it too much to use it ones, you know? I think it came in a self addressed kit-I do miss those

The second card is for 2 challenges, I used the sketch from Friday Sketchers for Linnies challenge of brown and pink. I love the colour scheme, in fact I like lots of brown combinations, it goes so well with so many other colours.

The image is a cute daisy may download from Linnie. I love these little ballerina's they remind me of illustrations in a children's book from when I was young-I just can't remember the name of them! Linnie has a DT call out if you'd like to enter.
I've decided not to add a sentiment for a change, that way I can use it for any occasion

I had planned a tiny bit of gardening today- Dad gave me some geraniums and bunny rabbits he had left over but the weather is yucky. I have to stay in today to have our fridge freezer collected-it died last week. Just hoping they don't take too long with the new one!

Monday, 6 April 2009

feeling fruity?

Her ladyship decided she'd have a good nap this morning-I've got so much done in an hour! Including this card for the DCM challenge this week-it had to feature fruit

I've also read my sew hip magazine, and decided to subscribe this month there were so many projects I liked I decided it was time to go for it
On the web I found this pattern for a sewing organiser-maybe it should be one of my first jobs?

We have baby massage this afternoon-I'm hoping CJ decideds to stay awake for more than 5 minutes this week!

Thanks for stopping by!