Tuesday 31 March 2009

A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge 45 - Sketch by Lim

For our Challenge this week we have a fabulous sketch for you to follow which has been designed by our very talented Lim.

We have a great prize this week of the below stamps - Rainy Day Emma and Baseball Connor. These have been kindly donated by Denise from Whimsy stamps.
Our Guest Designer this week is Debby. I love Debby's work! Please do take time to go and visit her. Her blog is bursting with inspiration!

For my card this week I have used a new Hanglar. The sweet papers are Daisy Bucket - Perfect Harmony. I found this cute little birdhouse button in my stash which I had picked up at Ally Pally last year. Image coloured with Prisma colour Pencils with Sansodor and paper stumps to blend. The sentiment was printed via Word onto an off white Bazzill. The tabs to the bottom left of my card were cut using the SU Word Window punch. The flower have been created using SU Petal punch. I think that's it!

Hope you find the time to join in our challenge this week.

Big Hugs,

Sunday 29 March 2009

High Hopes Challenge 24 - Creative Borders

We have a great challenge this week over at the High Hopes blog and Ila is asking us to get creative with our borders. I have used this fabulous sketch by Claudia over at Friday Sketchers - thanks Claudia! I used my SU Scallop punch for the border of my card. I also used some doodlebug paper frills as the main strip on the sketch and also for the grass. The cutesy papers are by Imaginisce and is from their "For Peeps Sake" collection. The adorable image is She-Baa Sheep with her little Easter Basket. The Egg-stra Special sentiment is also High Hopes. I have stamped and cut the sentiment out using the SU Word Window punch. Other punches used are SU Photo Corner punch. The paper is glittered so I added some more stickles to my images too. All images coloured with Prismacolour Pencils with sansodor and paper stumps to blend.

Check out the challenge blog to admire all the gorgeous cards from my team members this week. Don't forget that also each week you have the chance of winning a great stamp prize for taking part!

I received the above award from Sarah-Jane. Thank you so much sweetie!

Hope you have a great Sunday!

Big Hugs,

Friday 27 March 2009

Pink Cat Studio - Mariska's Card Challenge

My DT team member Mariska has a fun challenge which has just started over at the Pink Cat Studio Blog. Be sure to pop over for full details. The winner will win a grab bag of Pink Cat Studio stamps! The closing date for this challenge is Monday 20th April so lots of time to join in! Even though I am not eligible for the prize ;-) I'm sure gonna play along!

Have a great evening!

Thursday 26 March 2009

Another cutie pie!

I managed to get some time to play this afternoon in between my friend coming for coffee and then my in-laws popping over with the girls cousin Millie :-) Danni and Millie had loads of fun playing dress-up and I lost count of the number of costume changes they had!

Anyway.. onto my card...here is another cutie from the new release Sweet Pea Plate 2 collection. I was so excited when looking through my papers and found these little giraffe's playing. I knew my PCS Giraffe would want to play too! The colours also really attracted me. They are from a baby stack by Dovecraft. The embossed border is created using CB Embossing folder "Frills". I am ashamed to say I've had these a while now but will get them out more as I love the effect.

I thought it would be fun to add some fibres to my giraffe's tail and also as babies hair. My hubbie asked if I had been down the plug hole when he see baby...Yuck! Er no! Men hey! Did give me a giggle though!

Image coloured with Prismacolor Pencils, sansodor and paper stumps to blend. The cute little yellow stars are from Silly Monkey Crafts.

Just a quick post tonight but before I go I just want to thank Michele for the above cute award.

Also Sue for this pretty one too :-) Thank you so much ladies and do pop over to their blogs to say "hi" and check out their inspirational work.

Have a great evening and see you Sunday now for the new High Hopes challenge. Right off to see what you've all been upto now ;-)


Sweet Pea Release Day!

Yay, It's release day! I can now show you all of these cuties from the two new Sweet Pea stamps sets. I think you will agree that they all just super sweet and jam packed with so many little accessories to customise your projects. I hope you have enjoyed my peaks and that of my super talented team members. You can pop on over to the Pink Cat Studio Blog to see all the super sneaks from the last few days in one place.

I was hoping to have another card to show you today but time just got away. I've had a great couple of days though and after frantic posting this week ;-) was in need of a break. A friend come over for lunch yesterday with her little one to play with Danni. It was so nice to catch up. I was planning to do a little stamping this morning but my friend Mandy text to say she is popping over for coffee.. Hope to get inky later this afternoon!

Have a great Thursday!

Wednesday 25 March 2009

Scrapmagasinet Reader Challenge

You'll remember yesterday I posted my DT card for the Scapmagasinet Reader challenge here. Wow... I didn't realise as it was my first time participating in the challenge as DT that there is not one but two fabulous prizes up for grabs when you join in!

There are a few rules and you must use at least one Scrapmagasinet Image as your main image.

But wow what prizes. Lisbet the owner of Scrapmagasinet is kindly giving:
  • 1st Prize DT Choice $300 NOK Scrapmagasinet Stamps
  • 2nd Prize Randomly picked $200 NOK Scrapmagasinet Stamps

The winners will pick what they would like to receive from the Scrapmagasinet store and Lisbet will ship it to them.

I looked in the shop and for $300 NOK you could choose for example: 2 Rakle stamps and also a personalised stamp like the one used on my card!

What are you waiting for ladies.. get out your Rakles!

Have a great evening!


Pink Cat Studio Sneak Peaks Day 2 - Sweet Pea Plate 2

Another couple of cards to share with you today :-) These cute images and sentiments are from the new Pink Cat Release stamp set "Sweet Pea Plate 2". Not long to wait now and you will be able to order these babies tomorrow! The papers on my first card are Imagainsce Baby Powder. The sweet little flower brad is also from this collection.

For my second card I have again used Imaginisce papers from the Twitterpatted range. I know... I can't keep my hands off them! This is a dinky little card but think it turned out cute. The flowers are shapebilities dies. All my images are coloured with Prismacolor Pencils with sansodor and paper stumps to blend.

Be sure to use the links on yesterdays post below to check out what my talented team members have been upto.. I'm off to look now too! I think you'll agree that they rocked these stamps yesterday!

See you tomorrow when I hope to show you one more card from this sweet collection and also the images showing all the fabulous stamps in the two complete sets.

Have a great Wednesday!

Big Hugs,

Tuesday 24 March 2009

Pink Cat Studio Contest

Who will be the next Cutie Patootie?? Leave a comment in the Pink Cat Studio blog post corresponding with this contest and tell Melissa who you think the next cutie patootie should be. It could be an animal or a human or something from out of this world? Anything goes so be as creative as you like :) This contest will end this Wednesday at midnight EST and the winner will be announced during the new release this Thursday. The winner will be selected randomly from everyone who enters and she will receive her choice of any PCS stamp set. I can't wait to her your suggestions!

Pink Cat Sneak Peak Day 1 - Dress up Baby Sweet Pea

Yay, It's Pink Cat Studio Sneak Peak Day 1! I can finally show you what I have been working on over the last few weeks. This adorable little guy and sweet accessories are part of the new Dress up baby stamp set which you can order on Thursday! I had the idea to make a little washing line for baby's clothes using some Lolly sticks and string. The little pegs and peg flowers I picked up in Hobbycraft. I added the button centres to the flowers for a little more interest. The cute little bee's buzzing around in the garden are also from this great new set. The papers used for this card are from Imaginisce Baby Powder collection. The grass is from Doodlebug paper frills.

Here are a few close-ups:

For my second project I wanted to make a Scrapbook page for both my girls. I also thought it would be great to add their little hospital bands. This picture was the first taken of my now 3 year old daughter Danni taken in the delivery room. I paper pieced my sweet baby image to match the rest of my layout. Also gave her some cute furry bear ears and a rattle. The papers are from DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby girl stack. I picked up the 6" x 6" box frame in The Range for £3.99 and painted with medium oak wood stain. I removed the glass from my frame to get a good photo. Danni's name was cut on my Cricut using the Mickey font cartridge. I'll be showing you my Zoe frame very soon.

Close-up of this little cutie pie:

I'm so excited to see what my other talented team members have created for the sneaks. Here are the links so you can check them out too :-) Also we have a wonderful and very talented Guest joining us this month - Sparkle Smith! See you tomorrow for some other adorable sneaks.

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Challenge 44 "Easter"

For our challenge over at A Spoon Full of Sugar this week we are asking you to get creating for Easter. I have made a simple card today using the largest scalloped square nestabilities. I think it turned out real sweet though. I cut the green dotty paper using this nestabilitie. I then folded a piece of white card stock in half and the cut with this die again but didn't go right to the top edge so you keep the join to get the main card shape. I then stuck the green dotty dp to the front of my card matching up the edges carefully.

The cute little characters are from the High Hopes Three pane Easter stamp. I stamped sweet bunny again to create my fourth pane. The gorgeous papers are from the DCWV Nana Nursery Baby Girl stack. To finish I added the little flower gem and pearl to Baa Baa.

We have a great prize this week of the below gift voucher which has very kindly been donated by Bryony from Silly Monkey Crafts. Thank you Bryony!

Our wonderful and talented Guest Designer this week is Becky. Please pop over to Becky's blog to say hello. Be sure to also check out the gorgeous creations on the challenge blog from the rest of the fabulous team!

If this is your first visit to my blog today be sure to check out my two earlier posts.. Wow, I've been a busy bee :-)


Scrapmagasinet Reader Challenge 9

For our Reader Challenge this week over at the Scrapmagasinet DT blog we are asking you to use the colour combination Green and Purple. I knew straight away that I would pull out my Basic Grey Euphoria papers. The gorgeous stamp is Rackle Sommer 5". My friend Jakki sent me the SU slot punch as a gift - thank you sweetie! I got the idea to add the ribbon after admiring the card which my friend Crissy had sent Zoe for her birthday. I added a pin to the ribbon with a charm like on the card Renata had sent me. Thank you girls for such great inspiration! The sentiment is from SU set "Simply Said". Don't forget that you can order your SU goodies with me :-)

Lisbet the owner of Scrapmagasinet very kindly sent me the below cute personalised stamp to use on the back of my card. She has a fantastic selection of personalised stamps over in her store which you have to check out! Be sure to also check out the Scrapmagasinet DT blog to admire my DT buddies creations!

I liked the layout of my card so made a sketch which you may like to use. I have also put this onto my sketch blog if you would like to use this sketch or any others at a later date.

See you very soon with my Pink Cat Studio Sneak peaks :-)


Sunday 22 March 2009

High Hopes Challenge 23 - Buttons!

We have a great challenge this week over at the High Hopes blog and Niki is asking us to use buttons on our cards... I just love buttons and I know I haven't been very creative with them on my card today but I do like to use them on the corners of my images or as the centres for my flowers.

As it's Mother's Day here in the UK today I thought it only appropriate that I use this adorable stamp Busy Mama and the very apt sentiment "Grey Hares!". I am just loving the colours from the new Basic Grey Marrakech papers. My image is coloured with Prismacolor pencils with Sansodor and paper stumps to blend.

Before I go I thought i'd share this picture with you of my gorgeous daughter Danni taken when she got home from Nursery on Friday. Here she is showing the Mother's Day card she made.

Hope you have a wonderful Mothering Sunday!

Big Hugs,

Saturday 21 March 2009

Thank you!

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to my wonderful friends Jakki and Renata. They both sent me a RAK to cheer me up after hearing about Gary's job. Jakki's arrived over a week ago so I have already put her goodies away but she sent me loads of wonderful ribbons, images, a SU punch i've wanted and the below pretty tag. Renata also sent me a gorgeous package containing a beautiful card, cute stamp, ribbons and flowers. Thank you both for brightening my day - It really means so much! You are both the best!

From Jakki:

From Renata:

The weather is so glorious today and it's so great that the girls can play out in the garden. They are both over excited as they are off to their cousin Millie's Pirate Birthday party later.

Thank you for all the messages I have received on my posts over the last couple of weeks. It is still an unsettling time as Gary still hasn't had any news. Will keep you posted.

Big Hugs,