Saturday, 20 December 2008

One Stop Craft Challenge

With Christmas nearly upon us Sharon has set our next challenge which will run for 2 weeks to give everyone plenty of time to enter over this busy time. The closing date is 2nd Jan 2009.
The challenge this week is '3 Is The Magic Number'. It could be 3 brads, 3 buttons and so on, the choice is yours.As usual the DT have come up with some great ideas and you can view them at One Stop Craft Challenge.
Here is my creation

As usual there is a fab prize up for grabs and this weeks has been donated by Shelley from her fab shop One Stop Card Crafts.
I have used a double-sided scrapbook paper 'Patunia' from Me and My Big Ideas
and buttons from the 'Friends Buttonz' pack by Junkitz.
Both are on sale at One Stop Card Crafts
I would like to thank everyone who has joined in with the challenges over the past weeks and wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I look forward to seeing all your creations for this week and the great challenges we have for next year.

Saturday, 13 December 2008

Raspberry Ribbons Sketch 11

Raspberry Ribbons are now on their 11th sketch and yet again its a great one. I have chosen to do a layout again. With one of my daughters being star player of the week at football last sunday, and being presented with a medal, it had to be all about her this time. Here is my layout.

It is very very simple using two different Ribbons, two pieces of card and photos of the star herself, the medal and the club badge on the football shirt. I have added a few stars as she really is our football star.

One Stop Craft Challenge 8

Hope everyone is well this week and ready for this weeks challenge. Our lovely guest designer Claire has set the challenge for this week and its .......'Buttons and Bells'.As usual the team have come up with some great ideas and you can view them over at One Stop Craft Challenge.
Here is my card

I have used a white square card
Card Art Shapes
Card Art Happy Christmas Banner
Buttons and patterned card from stash box.

Saturday, 6 December 2008

One Stop Craft Challenge 7

I can't believe its Saturday again and time for this weeks challenge. Its Paula's turn this week and her challenge is 'Something Blue'. To see what the design team have made and not forgetting our guest designer Claire pop over to One Stop Craft Challenge.

I have made a handbag this week

After cutting out the template from plain blue card I cut a slightly smaller one from Juniper Double Sided Scrapbook Paper by Me and My Big Ideas. I have placed a smaller button inside a larger one for the centre of the flower and the same for the handbag flap.

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Tag Your IT Challenge

Over at Tag Your It the challenge this week is to make a 'Snowy' tag. This is what I came up with

The tag itself is made from a template from Hot of The Press and the image and words are from a pack of clear value stamps by Dovecraft.

Sunday, 30 November 2008

Rough Draft Sketches

Here is my take on the this weeks sketch over at Rough Draft Sketches.
Due to the girls being so busy in the next few weeks we decided to get the dercorations out today. As we took our well loved christmas bits and pieces out of their boxes we found them looking old and tired. We have decided this will be their last year, so photos had to taken and a page made up.

Guest Designer

A very big congratulations to Claire who is our guest designer for the next two challenges over at One Stop Craft Challenge. This weeks prize is a pack of adhesive goods worth £10 so why not pop over and have a go at this weeks challenge, pop your creation on your blog and add a link back to the challenge site.

Saturday, 29 November 2008

Raspberry Ribbons Sketch 10

I have had some really lovely news this week and have been asked to join the sketch team over at Raspberry Ribbons Challenge Blog for their fortnightly sketch challenge. For my first challenge I have made a layout and you can see it along with the rest of the teams cards Here.
As this is their 10th sketch this lovely blog candy to give away

And here is my layout for the challenge

One Stop Craft Challenge 6

A big thank you to everyone who joined in with last weeks challenge. I do enjoy looking at all your creations they are all so different and look fab.
This week it is my turn to set the challenge. I have a sketch for you with the challenge of using a photo. The design team have come up with some great inspiration for you again this week and you can see their creations at One Stop Craft Challenge.

And this is my card.

I have used;

A5 White Pre-Folded Card
Red White Blue Card
Card Art A5 Sheets Black And White Patterns 2
Don't forget to check back and see who will be our guest designer for two weeks.

Saturday, 22 November 2008

One Stop Craft Challenge 5

This week we have a fab prize for one lucky person....the chance to be a guest designer for 2 weeks along with myself and the rest of the team. All you need to do is take part in this weeks challengewhich is a sketch set by Maggie, post your creation on your blog and a link in the comments under in this weeks challenge over at One Stop Craft Challenge.
Here is the sketch

And this is my take on it

I have used
Kanban Elegant Toppers
Card Art Co-ordinated Black and White Patterns 2

Friday, 21 November 2008

Raspberry Ribbons Sketch 9

This is my take on the great sketch over at Raspberry Ribbons Blog.

I have used
Fancy Pants Cutie Patooie Double Sided Scrapbook Paper
Wine Flowers
The badges are some given to Billie by the lovely man in the photo with her.

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Kanban Card Toppers.

This month I have had Kanban Craft Toppers to play around with. They are just the thing to make quick christmas cards with.
The lovely Snowmen Topper has two large and two small toppers on the sheet so great for making a card and a matching tag.

I have used
Kanban Wonder Of The Season Papercraft Toppers
Kanban Frost Card
Deckled Edge Card
Peel-off Stickers
Waterfall Stickles
All the materials are on sale at One Stop Card Crafts and full instructions on how I made it and all the other design teams cards are at One Stop Card Blog

The Santa card comes complete with everything you need to make a card including the card itself, I just added the bow as I love using ribbon.

I have used
Kanban Santa Claus Concept Card
7mm Honey Gold Ribbon
You can find these items at One Stop Card Crafts with full instructions at One Stop Card Crafts Blog.

Saturday, 15 November 2008

One stop craft challenge 4

This week at One Stop Craft Challenge its the turn of Eleanor to set the challenge and its 'Pretty Petals'
I decided to do something different and have made a 'Birth Announcement' Tag. The thing I love about flowers is they can be used for so much. Its a great challenge and after the amazing creations you all made last week I can't wait to see what you come up with this time.

This is a very simple Tag to make and uses two flowers and matching brads, a small piece of ribbon and some patterned scrapbook paper. Not only is it quick and easy it can be changed to suit any announcement or invitation. The actual announcement was printed on the computer.
I have used
Fancy Pants Sweet Pea Paper
Making Memories Hydrangea Manila Blossoms
White ribbon.

Monday, 10 November 2008

Wow two awards!

After a really bad week where nothing went according to plan I had a lovely surprise with two awards.
This one from Paula

And this one from Sharon

Thank you both it really has cheered me up.

Saturday, 8 November 2008

One stop craft challenge 3

This week the challenge is a great one and has been set by Donna and its ....'Hidden Message'
Over at One Stop Craft Challenge Blog you can see the fab creations from the design team to give you all some inspiration if you need it.
My creation is.....

And the hidden message is.....

It reads 'You always told me to follow my dreams and I do'
I have used a selection of retro papers and plain card along with flowers from Dovecraft Chipboard Retro Tin.
One Stop Card Crafts sells a great selection of retro papers and the Dovecraft chipboard tins in a range of themes. Do pop over a have look.

Monday, 3 November 2008

Rough Draft Sketch 4

There is a fab new scrapbook challenge over at Rough Draft Its a great sketch this week and below is my take on their 4th challenge.

Raspberry Ribbons Sketch 8

This is my take on the sketch over at Raspberry Ribbons After a weekend of christmas shopping (I know early but trying to get things sorted now instead of christmas eve)I thought I really should start on the christmas cards.

Saturday, 1 November 2008

One Stop Craft Challenge #2

Thank you to all the ladies who joined in our first challenge last week all your creations were so lovely, it was great seeing all your work on your blogs, you are a very talented lot.
This week the challenge has been set by Angie and its 'Things With Wings'
The design team have come up with some great ideas and you can see them all at One Stop Craft Challenge
Here is mine;

I have used;
12x12 Fancy Pants doubled sided scrapbook paper Bluebell
Dovecraft Designer Chipboard Tin Retro
Stem shaped chipboard shapes

Friday, 31 October 2008

Happy Halloween

One little witch ready for Trick or Treating.

Saturday, 25 October 2008

The first One Stop Craft Challenge.

Today is the day for the first One Stop Craft Challenge. The first challenge is a sketch set by Sharon

To join in all you have to do is create something using Sharons sketch. It doesn't have to be a card, it can be anything you like e.g Scrapbook Page, ATCs, Fat Book Pages, Tags, infact anything crafty. Once you have made your creation pop a link in the comments to your blog so we can come and see what you have made. This challenge will run until Friday 31st Oct, and don't forget there a prize for one lucky person, with the winner being announced on Saturday.
I have used the sketch as a layout for a scrapbook page.

I have used;
Fancy Pants 12x12 Double Sided Paper
I have cut the 12x12 paper down to 8x8 and have used the reverse pattern from the remaining paper to make the diagonal and rectangle shapes.I have used two constrasting ribbons and wrapped them around the diagonal shape.The buttons in the top of the page have ribbon threaded through the holes and are stuck using glue dots to circles of paper cut slightly larger than the buttons.The two buttons on the bottom have gems stuck over the holes.

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

I have been given an award!

A big thank you to Sharon who has given me this award. Please do check out her fantastic blog (you must see her beautiful christening keepsakes that she made ) as she is one very talented lady. Sharon also is hosting the first One Stop Craft Challenge that starts on saturday.

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Raspberry Ribbons Sketch 7

This is my take on Raspberry Ribbons Challenge. As one of my daughters reaches 12 next week it was a good excuse to do her a scrapbook page.

Sunday, 19 October 2008

Papertake Weekly Challenge

This is my card for Papertake Weekly Challenge. The picture is not as clear as I wanted but these dark evenings are to blame. I have used a stamp from Elzybells, christmas paper from Dovecraft and the ribbon is from Raspberry Ribbons To join in with this weeks challenge click Here

Saturday, 11 October 2008

Tag Your It

Over at Tag your it they have set a challenge to make an Autumn/Leaf tag. This is my design. I found this blog quite by accident and I am so pleased I have. Using all the bits I love, fluid chalks, ribbons from Raspberry Ribbons , buttons and a sewing template from Bazzill Basics I was in my element and very pleased with the result.

The last small canvas

This is the last of the 6 canvases that I wanted to make for the shop. I think that this would look great with one of the smaller school photos.

Friday, 10 October 2008

Anyone up for a crafty challenge ?

Starting on October 25 One Stop Card Crafts on-line shop are sponsoring a brand new weekly craft challenge. Each week a new challenge will be set and we want all types of crafters to be involved. So get ready to show us your cards, scrapbook pages, ATCs, tags, fat book pages, boxes infact anything that is crafted by you and fits the challenge. More details will be posted as we get nearer to the launch date or go toOne Stop Craft Challenge

Twisted Decoupage Christmas Tree.

This is the second card I have made using Duotwists 3D Twisted Decoupage. If you want a quick and easy way to do decoupage this is for you. All the layers are pre-cut so no cutting out.You can find them on sale at
One Stop Card Crafts and find full instructions for this and the rest of the design teams creations at One Stop Card Crafts Blog. The design team have made some really great cards and it well worth popping over.

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Happy Birthday Papertake Weekly Challenge

Papertake Weekly Challenge is one year old this week. Congratulations to Steph and all the team and looking forward to this years challenges. There are two challenges this week one for a 1st card e.g birthday, christmas and so on or to make a card without stamping. Well I have done both in one. To find out all about the challenge and join in just click HERE.

Twisted Pyramid Decoupage

The One Stop Card Crafts design team have all been busy and the first of our cards are on One stop Card Crafts Blog. This is my first card and full instructions of how to make this and the rest of the teams fab designs are Here.

Sunday, 5 October 2008

Raspberry Ribbons Sketch 6

With the drum kit gone at last I can now get on with catching up. This is my card forRaspberry Ribbons Sketch Challenge. The stamp is one from Elzybells Stamps and the ribbons and buttons are from Raspberry Ribbons. All the card and paper are from the stash box.

Friday, 3 October 2008

A chance to finish the canvas

A few months ago one of my daughters showed an interest in playing the drums. So one saturday morning a drum kit arrived. Her dad had hired it for a month with 4 lessons to see how she got on. 4 weeks later a second drum kit has now appeared. I don't mind the second set, she is very good and wants to start on getting some grades, but they seem to have forgotten that you really should take the hired ones back first and that the second set does not live infront of the craft table. All I could get to this morning was the canvas I started earlier in the week so as promised here is the finished result. I have been promised that the 1st set will be gone tomorrow morning.

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Papertake Weekly Challenge

This is the card I have made for Papertake Challenge. It is very me, with shoes,lots of pink and very dotty.The image is from Pink Pettiecoat and all the card and paper is from from my left over box. I love having a good look in this now rather large box.

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

I am so pleased

I have made the design team for One Stop Card Crafts. I am so excited and so looking forward to working along side the rest of the team. Do pop over and take a look at this wonderful on-line store and check Their Blog.
The other members of the team are:
Donna Ferguson
Sharon Traynor
Margart Woodward
Angela Cox
Paula Cross and Eleanor Docherty.

Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Still Sewing

I have carried on with the sewing theme and tried circles this time. I love the effect it has given. I can't believe I had all these templates hidden away without being used. If you haven't tried it before then give it a go. The circles are on the background paper for the next canvas will post a picture of it when its finished.

Monday, 29 September 2008


I decided to have a look at what I had hidden away in the craft room today to try to get some ideas and found some sewing templates from Bazzill Basics Paper. I used part of one to join the circle of card to the background paper of this canvas and I am very pleased with the end result. After pricking the part of the pattern I wanted directly onto the paper and card I have used normal black thread doubled and followed the dots using back stitch. It does take time but well worth it.

Friday, 26 September 2008

Stamp Something

Over at Stamp Something the challenge this week is just to stamp something. I have used one of my new stamps that came this morning from Elzybells.

Paper take Weekly Challenge

Over at Papertake Weekly they have asked us to make a yellow card for Children In need. These cards can then be used for Quick Cards Made Easy who are attempting to break the record for the worlds biggest card. This is my card and will be posting it later. All the details are on the Papertake Weekly blog.

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Another small canvas.

This is the second canvas I have made using the 15cmx15cm size. I have used the orange and yellow ribbons again as they are such lovely bright colours. I have added another 9cmx9cm black and white photo to show how it would look. The ribbons are tied around a lolly stick and then with using some invisable thread I have sewn it to the paper. As it is a box style canvas it is easy to hang on the wall.

Monday, 22 September 2008

Small canvas

I have found a place that sells a smaller size canvas and this is the first one. It measures 15cmx15cm and I have added a picture 9x9cm to show how it could look. This along with others will be on sale in My Shop in the next few days.

Raspberry Ribbon Sketch 5

I can't believe its been two weeks since the last sketch. I decided to do something bright this time to match this lovely weather. If you want to join in just pop over to Raspberry Ribbons Blog.

Friday, 12 September 2008

Raspberry ribbons sketch 4

There is a new sketch over at Raspberry Ribbons Blog

This is my card made using the sketch.
Do take a look and have a go. All you need to do is make a card or layout using the sketch and add it to your blog. All you have to add to your creation is some ribbon. Add a comment on Raspberry Ribbons blog so we can all see what you did and add a link on your blog for Raspberry Ribbons.

Thursday, 11 September 2008

New Cards

At last the baby of the family has started nursery school leaving me with 2 whole hours to myself. Have used the time to make a few cards for the shop.

Here she is all ready to go.
And here are two of the cards I have made.