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.