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