Thursday, 31 January 2008
Wednesday, 30 January 2008
Here is the sketch for the Ismaki Challenge #4. The sketch was option 1 and option 2 was to add a touch of green and a butterfly. So I combined the two.
If you'd like to have a go at the Ismaki challenge you can find the blog here.
Papers:- Go Go Greetings kit (sorry don't know the name)
Stamps:- Girl - Paperbag Studio, Button & daydreamer - Art Journey, Swirl - Rhonna Farrer
Butterfly:- Go Go Greetings kit
Blooms:- Go Go Greetings kit
Tuesday, 29 January 2008
Here's my card. I used a Penny Black image. It didn't have a heart on it so I added one!!
I've done my usual thing and used papers from a kit and I don't know the name of them. So if you do could you let me know please? :-)
Stamps:- Penny Black
Papers:- Sara's monthly cardmaking kit.
Hearts:- Cricut Doodlecharms cartridge
Monday, 28 January 2008
The theme of the first challenge is "check it out".
"We want to see something that features checks in any size or colour."
So I paper pieced the jumpers with a tartan looking paper and even Angus got to have a little tartan coat. Also one of the background papers has checks.
If you'd like to take a look at the challenge and see what other crafters have done you can see it here.
Papers:- Basic Grey , Aged & Confused
Stamps:- Sugar Nellies
Scallops:- Cricut Mini Monogram Cartridge
Only 1 lb lost this week, slowly does it eh? Huh it's gonna be a long haul I think!!
Anyway nothing to show just yet as I've being doing DT stuff for Crop til you Drop. Just starting a card for another challenge. I may finnish it later this evening so I'll put it on then.
Have a good day !!
Sunday, 27 January 2008
So here is my card. This time I decided to make a criss cross card using the Tilda and Baby Magnolia stamp. This photo shows the front of the card. I used my Cricut to make the frame.
This photo shows the insert taken out of the criss cross card.
Stamps :- Magnolia & text - SU
Papers :- not sure as I won them on a blog candy.
Frame :- Cricut , Jasmine Cartridge
Tab :- Cricut, Fabulous Finds
Scallop :- Cricut, Mini Monograms
Friday, 25 January 2008
Wednesday, 23 January 2008
This is what I have been working on today. It took me awhile to do as there was quite a bit of colouring and arranging to do. All the papers used are Basic Grey "Mellow". The leaves are cut out with my cricut. Brilliant piece of kit as it cut the leaves out at 3/4" perfectly.
I also used some glossy accents to highlight certain parts and diamond stickles for the wings.
Here is a close up photo of the leaves cut out with the Cricut and the Accent Essentials catridge.
Papers:- Basic Grey "Mellow"
Leaves:- Cricut Accent Essentials cartridge
Monday, 21 January 2008
Here's the sketch....
Also I can use this card for the Papertake Weekly challenge which is....
"Violets are Blue"
So here's my card ... A two in one challenge..
If you would like to see how other people have interpreted each challenge take a look here and here
Papers:- Centre City Designs
Mmm I forgot I've also got a bundle of 12x12 papers to come too .
well not as good as last week but I expected that. I lost 1 1/2 lbs this week. I got a lovely surprise this morning DH came back from UK with lots of goodies. Goodies as in Weight Watcher food. Blimey you lot sure are spoilt in the UK, we can only get WW soup (2 flavours) WW ready meals (again about a choice of 2) and if we are lucky some WW yoghurts. Couldn't believe the stuff Rob came home with really nice ready meals, cakes and desserts. It should make this diet a lot easier now!! (fingers crossed). :-)
Sunday, 20 January 2008
So this week's challenge on the Tilda & Co Challenge blog is "shiny silver". I decided to make a kick stand card for this one (surprise surprise!). I used a GoGoGreetings kit for this card. The shiny silver bit is the flower in the top left hand corner. There are some beautiful pieces of work done by my fellow DT members, why don't you take a look here
Why not have a go yourself?
Papers & embellies:- GoGo Greetings monthly kit
Scallops:- Cricut mini monograms cartridge
Friday, 18 January 2008
I bought these two CD cases so I could use them to store my Magnolias and Nellies.
Inside there are hanging double sided pockets.
The first pocket is an index. I put the unmounted stamp and an image inside each of the double sided pockets.
I used some 3D foam pads for one of the stems, Tilda and the fence to make them stand out a little bit.
Tilda and the fence were coloured in using prismas and zest it.
Papers:- Urban Lily
Die Cuts:- Cricut cartridges - Tags, Bags & Boxes and also Accent Essentials
Thursday, 17 January 2008
Papers:- Sassafras Lass
Matchbox:- Cricut Tags, Bags & Boxes cartridge
Scallops:- Cricut Mini Monogram cartridge
Wednesday, 16 January 2008
If you would like to see the full range of Nellie's you can see them at Funky Kits here.
There is also a blog here.
Stamps:- Sugar Nellie
Papers:- Urban Lily
Die Cuts:- stars & text - Cricut Plantin SchoolBook
You can find the Papertake challenge's here.
Papers:- Sarah's card kits (sorry can't remember who makes them)
Tuesday, 15 January 2008
This photo shows the card standing up and you can see why it's called a kick stand card.
(sorry about the quality of the photo the first one I could scan and the second I had to use my camera. I'm not the best photographer).
Papers:- Basic Grey
Stamps:- Hamish, Maggie and Angus and text stamp is SU.
Die Cuts:- Scallops - Cricut mini monograms and swirls - Quickutz flourish
Monday, 14 January 2008
For you Fab :-) I used TH distress inks for the backgrounds and a judikins cube stamp. The man stamp is from Paperartsy "man of numbers" plate and the shoe stamp , sorry not too sure about that one. Hope this helps.
4 pounds!!! :-)
I always lose a bit the first week and then it's a hard slog for the rest of the diet!!! Just got to keep motivated now.
Sunday, 13 January 2008
For the card I used my Sarah's monthly card kit, this one was December's.
For my ATC's I just used up scrap bits of paper. For the numbers I used my cricut.
All the Magnolia images are coloured in with prismas and zest it.
Why not have a go at the challenge? All you need to do is make an item using a Magnolia stamped image and have at least one number on it. You can find the challenge here
Saturday, 12 January 2008
Viola, a clip to keep all those little bits of paper together.
Lol told you it was a quickie!!
In the countryside, there are some beautiful places to walk here in Germany. But if I was near a beach it would be there.
2. What does your hair look like?
A mess. I take medication and it's made my hair so thin :-(. It's a dark blonde and tied back into a ponytail for ease.
3. What are you jealous of?
People who find it easy to make beautiful cards. :-)
4. What kind of promises do you make?
Only ones I think I can keep.
5. What makes you stare?
People who are blatantly doing something stupid or cruel.
Friday Fiver is here
Friday, 11 January 2008
Hope you join in there are some beautiful pieces of work and lots of inspiration.
Wednesday, 9 January 2008
Monday, 7 January 2008
Sunday, 6 January 2008
You can find the blog here.
Or you can click on the Tilda & Co logo in my side bar on the right.
Saturday, 5 January 2008
1. What's your favorite shape?
A circle, no ending and I had reference to a circle in my wedding vows.
2. Who is the craziest person you know?
Robbyn my 4 year old, she is so full of energy and makes crazy faces.
3. Sweet, salty or savory?
Sweet, hence the start of a diet on Monday!
4. Best ice cream topping?
Mmm so many, think my fav is maple syrup.
5. Do you ride horses?
No, but I'd love to ride one along a beach.
Why not have a go and leave a comment so I can have a look at your answers. :-)
Friday, 4 January 2008
Some Maggie's and Hamish's and
of course Angus the dog too.
And some Nellie's.
Once the kids are back at school I'll be able to make some cards with them!
You can buy all these stamps from Funky Kits here. There is also a blog here.