Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Just Magnolia Week 61 - A Sketch by Bev meets Creative Card Crew Challenge 53

Another great sketch from Just Magnolia this week - I do like to follow a sketch, the only thing I'm left to worry about is the papers to use! And over at the Creative Card Crew the challenge involved making an easel card to it was perfect to combine the two! The story behind this "Welcome Back" card is that it is for a school colleague who is returning to the Department after a year's maternity leave, and we're very pleased to have her back come the start of the new term in August! Not the most girly of paper choice but I was itching to use the Basic Grey "Offbeat" collection! The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts (natch!) and the frame is one of Nellie's Multi Frames. Everything else is from the stash. Thanks for looking! x

Cards for Men Challenge #13

This week's Cards for Men challenge is based on a fab sketch. This image is an impending new release from Pollycraft and is called "Maurice" - how handsome is he?? The papers are Pink Petticoat "Big Fella" and everything else is from my stash. I'm also put myself forward for the DT call so I'm keeping my fingers crossed! Thanks for looking! x

Monday, 28 June 2010

Pollycraft Monday Challenge #50 - Pinkalicious!!

Sorry I'm a bit late with this week's post. This week's Pollycraft Monday Challenge is a dream - its pink, pink, pink!! Used the Pollycraft Friday Freebie from a few weeks ago - Flo, ain't she gorgeous?? The papers are Papermania's "Scrumptious", the sentiment Craftwork Cards and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. This week's sponsor is the Secret Crafter which is offering 2 fantastic stamps to the winner. Also remember that if you use a Pollycraft image in your submission, you could be one of Pollycraft's Favourites of the week! Thanks for looking and happy crafting! xx

Friday, 25 June 2010

Friday Sketchers #108 meets Cupcake Crafts Challenge #96

Second post of the day - not bad for me! I've combined 2 challenges with this card - this week's Friday Sketchers challenge and the "Strawberries and Cream" theme over at Cupcake Craft Challenge. The papers are the very gorgeous BG "Nook and Pantry" which had a strawberry paper so I teamed it up with Tilda and a honey pot which I have changed into a strawberry jam jar!!! The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The sentiment is from my new Whimsy Ticket Sentiment stamp set and everything else was lurking in my stash! Also tried to photograph this in a different way from usual, hope it works!
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Pollycraft Friday Freebie meets The Creative Cottage Challenge #16

This is another gorgeous freebie from Pollycraft - is Paula talented of what?? I am also entering the Creative Cottage challenge for the first time, the theme being pearls and swirls. The a paper is from Papermania's Venetian Skies and everything else is from my stash. The mermaid has been coloured with promarkers and has received a very liberal sprinkling of glamour dust! Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Gifts for Hamish's Teachers

Here in Scotland the school summer holidays are nearly upon us so it's presents for the teacher time! I was originally going to decorate the whole of these craft bags but I kept putting it off so decided to leave them as they are and make gorgeous tags instead!

The images are hAnglar, coloured with watercolour pencils. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts (of course) and the pins, ribbon and metal butterflies were in my stash. The actual gift is some relaxing herbal tea, a lovely mug and some cookies - hope they like it!!! Thanks for looking.

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Got myself a customised signature so this is to try it out!!!

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Sketch Saturday #107 meets Cupcake Craft Challenge #95

Second post of the day! Its a bit like waiting for a bus, nothing for ages then several at the one time! Sketch Saturday's sketch this week is gorgeous and I managed to combine it with this week's Cupcake Craft Challenge "One for the Boys"!

The image is Magnolia's Edwin and the papers are K&Co "Hopscotch". The ribbon is from Smirk for Him and the charm and pearls are from the stash. Thanks for looking!

Friday Sketchers #106 meets Cards for Men Challenge 12

I've been so busy making cards for other occasions that this is my first Father's Day card - I'm usually so organised!!! The sketch is a fab one from Friday Sketchers which I flipped on its side to fit the size of my image better. Also entering Cards for Men Challenge for the first time with the theme Father's Day.

The paper is K&Co "Hopscotch, the image is from Papermania "It's a Man's World" clear stamps and the sentiment is from Craftwork Cards. Thanks for looking!

Monday, 14 June 2010

Pollycraft Challenge #48 - "Let's have a Sing Song"

This week's Pollycraft Monday Challenge is fab and the winner gets to pick 10 Pollycraft digis of their choice - what a prize! This challenge was set by the very talented Joey and is one to get you thinking - the theme being "Let's sing a song". Really had to get the thinking cap on for this one!! Decided to use Rockstar Ethan - "I wanna be a rockstar" is of course, a line from a Nickleback song! The papers are a download from DCWV called "Generation Tech" and I think they work really well here. Everything else from my stash! Hope you like! I look forward to seeing your creations!!

Monday, 7 June 2010

Sketch Saturday #106

I enjoyed working with Paula's sketch this week and I have to admit I kept it pretty simple (its all my brain can handle at the minute!!). The image is Pollycraft's "Brave Knight Cuthbert" - isn't he such a hero? The strip of DP is ATD's "Family Ties" and I thought it looked a bit oldie worldie. There is also some green glittery ribbon down the middle and the sentiment is part of an Elyzbells sentiment collection. Thanks for looking!

Friday Sketchers #105 and Cupcake Craft Challenge #94

I have managed to combine 2 challenges this week - the fab sketch from Friday Sketchers and the theme for Cupcake Craft Challenges "Dazzle Us". This was yet another great sketch to work with and I chose Pollycraft's "Cuthbert Heart" - isn't he a cutie? The papers are from Prima "Makes Me Happy Collection". The sentiments and gems are from Papermania. The Cupcake Craft Challenge was looking for some dazzle so I glamour dusted Cuthbert's heart, added some gems to the red DP flowers. Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Lili of the Valley Challenge #54 - Sketch by Bev

Managed to squeeze in another card before my working week begins! This is the first time I have entered the LOTV challenge. I love this stamp and it is probably my favourite wedding one to use! The papers are from the fabby Papermania "Confetti" range. The flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts and everything else is from the stash! Currently waiting for the posty to deliver the new releases I ordered yesterday! Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Sketch Saturday Week #105 - Birthday Bash!

Typical - I don't post for a while then I manage 2 in one day!! I've kept this one quite simple and followed the great sketch from Sketch Saturday. The image is Magnolia Tilda with Sunflower, and everything else (apart from the flowers and the sentiment) are Papermania's Hampstead collection. The flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts. Thanks for looking!

Friday Sketchers #104 and Cupcake Craft Challenge #93

I think this is the first time I've entered 2 challenges with the same card! The first challenge is "Friday Sketchers #104" - it was a fab sketch to work with and I tied it in with the "Cupcake Craft Challenge 93 (Summer Delights)" which I haven't entered before. The image is from Pollycraft soon to be released "Cuthbert and Kiki" range - Kiki Ice Cream. The papers are Pink Petticoat "Sweet Sundaes". The sentiment is Craftwork Cards and the flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts. Everything else is from my stash! Thanks for looking!