Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Inky Impressions - Challenge 11

This week's challenge on the Inky Impressions challenge blog is

Paper Piecing

Here is my card

I have used of course a cute Inky Impression stamp called Angelica's Bunny Hugs available from the Inky Impressions shop. She has been coloured with promarkers and layered onto the same papers and a peach bazill cs. The papers are My Mind's Eye and they have also been layered onto the peach bazill cs. The blooms, ribbon and charm are from my stash.

If you would like to join in with the challenge but don't have any II stamps then Nicole has put a digi stamp up on the site for you to use, you can find it here.

The DT girls have made some gorgeous cards for the challenge. If you pop on over to the Inky Impressions challenge blog you can get all the details and take a look at the DT's cards too.

New stamps from Alota

Today I'd love to show a card I made with some of the new Alota stamps. Helene has so many new stamps up on the Alota website now and most are my favourite ones , the bugs!!

Here is my Halloween card, I know you're thinking yeah but Halloween is ages away yet but just think how much the kid's summer holiday has flown by!!!! Before you know it , it will be Xmas!

So enough waffle here is my card.
I have used Pumpkin Treat House as my main image and Masked Bug for the little embellie at the top left. They have both been coloured with promarkers and a little bit of clear star pen for added sparkle. The bug has been adhered with a 3D pad. The papers are from SU and are called Pumpkin something, sorry I forgot. They have been layered onto purple bazill bling cs. All the embellies are from my stash.
Watch out for another card soon using another new Alota image , this time a Christmas one.

Monday, 17 August 2009

Time Out


I am just doing this post to tell you that I will be taking some time out . Last week wasn't part of the plan but I had a flare up because of my Rhuematoid Arthritis.
I have decided to take time out from the challenge blog DTs that I am on. I will still be scheduling posts for the company DTs that I am. Ie: Inky Impressions and Alota. Nikki, Debbie and Caz have kindly said I can come back in late September , early October. Thanks guys x
The reason being is that I am going to be so busy. We have just been informed of our moving date (at last!)which is in two weeks time! We actually get the keys and move into the new house on the 2nd September , the kid's first day back at their new school, nightmare! My mum is then coming over to visit on the 8th September and then we have to get our eldest daughter to the UK to settle her into her new University. As well as sorting out travelling arrangements for our eldest son to get to his school and board during the week.
So I decided the best thing to do was take a time out.

Hope you all have a good rest of the summer holidays and everything goes well with your children going back to school. I will see you again late September , early October. But don't forget to look out for my DT cards which will be scheduled.

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Cute Card Thursday

This week's challenge on the Cute Card Thursday blog is a colour challenge and it is

Tealy Good

Use teal and red

Here is my card

I have used one of the fab Maurie J Manning (Mo) images you can find her blog here called Mo's Digital Pencil too. This image is called Bella and Bronte and is available from Etsy here. I've coloured the image with promarkers. All the papers and embellies are from this months Sarah's cardmaking kit.

We have a great prize this week too. Kathe is offering up a stamp set from the Angel Company. A pic is on the CCT blog.

The DT girls have made some fab tealy good projects, why not go on over and take a peek? You can find all the details here.

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Inky Impressions Quality Stamps

I just wanted to do a post to let you know about the good quality of Inky Impression stamps. I have posted about them on my blog and shown you cards but of course being online you don't get to see what kind of quality a stamp is. Well Inky Impressions are of a brilliant quality,EZ mounted, really deeply etched and made of red rubber.

I've taken a few pics for you so you can see.

This is how they come to you.

The stamp is on EZ mount, which gives you a clear impression every time.

The stamp is on a laminated card so it sticks to it and gives you an easy way to store it.

On the reverse side of the card you will find a full coloured image of your chosen stamp. Great idea when you get stuck for colouring choices.

All this then comes to you in a little zip plastic bag with a hole in the top for hanging.

You can find the Inky Impression stamps here.


Fantastic news for me today I made it on the 2nd Inky Impressions DT.Congratulations to all the other girls who were chosen. I am so glad I made it as these stamps are just too cute. Nicole is such a great "boss" and all the DT are so friendly and fun to work with. You can see the results here.

Okay so today is Wednesday and that means Inky Impressions Challenge day. This week it was a colour challenge.

Certainly celery, baja breeze, chocolate chip and pixie pink....... but you can use colours closest to these if you don't have them.

So here is my card

The image is of course the adorable Inky Impressions LiLi and is called LiLi's birthday cake. She has been coloured with promarkers. I have used all SU papers and ribbons and flowers from my stash.

The Inspirational Inkettes have made some gorgeous challenge cards and you can see them here on the Inky Impressions challenge blog.
Why not join in with us, we'd all love to see your cards?

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

A Spoon Full Of Sugar

This week's challenge on the A Spoon Full Of Sugar challenge blog is

Floral Fantasy

Here is my card
I have used an Inky Impression stamp for this one called LiLi's secret. I have used a combination of paper piecing and colouring with promarkers for her. The papers are all from a Basic Grey pad called Scarlett's letters.The sentiment is also from Inky Impressions. Everything else is from my stash.

The DT girls have done a fab job this week, lots of lovely floral cards. As has Fran our GD.

Our sponsor this week is Belles 'n Whistles.Summer has offered up a gorgeous stamp called Lil' Miss Poppy.

To see the prize and the DT's work just go over to the blog you can find it here.