Sunday, 29 April 2012

For A Child

Crafty Sentiments Designs are doing a lovely challenge entitled 'For A Child' and this is the card I came up with:

The image is coloured in Promarkers and the pink card is from stash.  The sentiment is computer generated. 

A Quickie!

Den got a text message at 9 a.m. this morning from Helen, a friend of ours - can I make two cards for this afternoon, one for a female and one for a male!  I felt like taking to my bed again!  Anyway, I have plenty of female cards so no problem there, but male cards - not one.  Helen said the male liked 'football and DIY', typical bloke stuff then. 

I have hardly any stamps for males (good excuse to invest in more!) but I have a digi stamp that is suitable for a male who likes DIY :

This was a freebie digi stamp that I downloaded from a site but unfortunately I cannot remember where from and so I cannot give credit where credit is due. 

I have coloured it in Promarkers and the red card and gems are from stash.  The sentiment is computer generated. 

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Rain, Rain Go Away!

I cannot remember the last time we had this much rain!  In fact, I can, when we had that much rain we had floods.  I can remember having to walk home from work then and had the water nearly up to my knees!  Don't want that again!  Its getting now that even Roly will not go out on the garden and he loves nothing better than playing in the garden!  Never mind, it means staying in where its warm and cosy and playing!

The image is Lili of the Valley and coloured with Promarkers. 

Papers are:  Pink Petticoat Vintage Rose Collection and My Mind's Eye Pretty Please Spring Papers - both were freebies with a craft magazine.

Paper lace and flowers are from stash.

This card has been entered in the following challenges:

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Penny Black Saturday Challenge

Hello everyone!  Guess what.....its raining again!  Thankfully not as bad as yesterday, I am still drying out from the soaking I got!

The Penny Black Saturday Challenge is no patterned paper.  This made me gulp a bit as I love my papers but came up with this:

The stamp is Penny Black Teddy & Company and he is coloured with Promarkers.

The butterfly is Anita's and the card and gems are from stash.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge

Well, I think I have now got webbed feet.  It has hammered down all day.  I went out to meet my mate at lunch time, did some shopping for mum and met Den in town also about 2.30 p.m. so he could get his glasses adjusted, by the time I got home I was soaking!  I think I have just dried out!  Don't think there is much chance of a drought round here!

I have also managed, thanks to the wonderful Fiona (do visit her wonderful blog), to change the new blog interface to the old one!  Yipeeeeee!  I could not get on with the new blog and I'm not very good with change so being able to change back to the 'old way' was the best thing ever!

The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge is Inspired By A Film Title.  I didn't really think long and hard about this, the film Alien sprang to mind straight away!  

The image has been coloured with Promarkers. 

The sentiment is computer generated and is actually in purple but due to bad lighting when taking it, it looks more brown.

Purple card is from stash.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Diamonds and Pearls

Yes I really am posting another card today, a world record for me!

This time is Lili's Little Fairies Challenge : Diamonds and Pearls :

 Image is coloured with Promarkers.

Papers : Forever Friends All Loved Up, Papermania Capsule Lemon Sorbet and Joanna Sheen Lace Papers.

Sentiment, flowers and pearls are all from stash.


This is my third attempt at trying to post on this new dashboard and I am not a happy Zippy!  Why do they have to change something that is already perfectly fine! 

Anyway, the Less is More Challenge this week is How Charming:

The image, coloured in Promarkers is from an Oriental stamp set from Lakeland back in the day when they used to sell crafty things.

The charm is from Woodware and the pink card is from stash.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Spots and Stripes

Hello from a very wet part of my world!  Absolutely hammering down today, where has the sun gone???!  Got to go out shortly to meet a friend for lunch, not looking forward to going out today!

The Penny Black Saturday Challenge this week is Spots and Stripes.

I have used a Penny Black image coloured with Promarkers:

Papers used are Dovecraft Back to Basics and Forever Friends All Loved Up.

I used a Marianne die for the swirls.  The flower is from stash.

Monday, 16 April 2012

April Showers

Hello everyone, hope you have all had a good weekend.  I have had a crazy one, Den decided to lose his glasses, where, no one knows!  He noticed he hadn't got them on Saturday so we spent the weekend retracing his steps, going everywhere we had been to see if he had left them anywhere, turned the house upside down, went through every cupboard, drawer, under the bed, looked in the fridge, freezer, cooker and even microwave - no sign of them, they have just dropped off the face of the earth!  He even emptied the bin yesterday morning to see if they had been thrown away.  So yesterday morning meant a trip to Specsavers and £129.00 later new pair of specs ordered and myself very much poorer.  Told him I am going to have the things welded to his face.  In fact I am going to get him one of those cords you can attach to your specs and put round your next, that'll teach him!

Papertake Weekly Challenge this week is April Showers (or water, water everywhere):

Image is coloured with Promarkers.

Papers are Papermania Capsule Lemon Sorbet and a packet of freebies from a craft magazine.

I used Waterfall Stickles for the rain drops.  Everything else is from stash.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Penny Black Challange - Case-It

Good afternoon one and all, hope you have all had a fab Easter weekend.  Commiserations to those of you who have gone back to work to day - big hugs.

The Penny Black Challenge is Case-It - to take inspirations from a card made by Helen - colours, lay-out, embossing or anything at all from the card.  I decided to do the lay-out:

Image is from Penny Black T for Transparent range - Teddy & Company.  This has been coloured with Promarkers.

Papers : Daisy & Dandelion Lovingly Yours and Forever Friends Pink Parfait.

Ribbon : Papermania Capsule Lemon Sorbet.

Gems, butterfly and yellow card are all from stock.

I have also entered this card in the Penny Black & More Challange - Oh So Cute.

Monday, 9 April 2012

Three Shades of Green

Hope you have all had a lovely Easter and had lots of choccy!  I didn't have any at all shock horror!  I gave it up for Lent and now can't be bothered to eat it!  I need a doctor!

The Less is More Challenge is three shades of green and this is my take on it:

Everything I have used is from stash.  I brought at the flowers ages and ages ago but somewhere along the line the packaging has walked so I have no idea what make they are. 

Sunday, 8 April 2012

With Sympathy

A dear friend of ours, who works at the same school as Den and with who we also walk our dogs together, gave us some bad news yesterday.  Her mother died yesterday morning.  I am sure most of you will agree that sympathy cards are amongst the hardest to do, getting the right picture and just the right verse for the occasion.

Anyway, I have no suitable stamps so turned to Joanna Sheen's Thomas Kinkade CD which has some stunning art work on it and created this card which I wanted to keep simple:

The card and gems are from stash and the sentiment on the front was created in Word.

I also got a verse off the Internet to go inside, I can't remember which site it was from:

Friday, 6 April 2012

It's a Man's World

This is my entry for the Joanna Sheen Challenge - Its' a Man's World.  I don't know about you, but I find doing men's card's a total pain.  They don't like pretty flowers or teddies or fairies - boring!  Even worse when I get an order saying 'he likes sport', no help at all!

I know the image is of a boy, but lets face it, men never really grow up do they.  Apologies to all the male crafters out there, no offence meant and I am sure you are all very grown up and mature gentlemen!

Think I'd better shut up and show you the card:

This is definitely not one of my 'best' creations but really struggled with this one.  I think the papers are a bit too over powering - never mind!

Stamp is Paper Nation - Schoolboy coloured in Promarkers.

Papers : Papermania It's a Man's World.

Gems, ribbon and silver card are all from stash.

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Spring Is Here

It certainly hasn't been much like spring this week, in Zippy country yesterday we had snow, rain and hail, and today sun!  Weird weather!

Still, a nice spring card is just what is needed to make the day brighter:

The image is Lilly of the Valley and coloured with Promarkers. 

Papers : Wild Rose Studio Floral and Boofle Designstax.

Ribbon and gems : Papermania.

Gold and green card and flowers are from stash.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012


Evening all!

Goodness, hasn't the weather changed!  Last week roasting in the sun and now cold!  Just had to put some socks on as my paws are freezing!  I didn't do any playing last week, was busy sitting outside, reading and enjoying feeling warm for a change, this week has definitely driving me back inside!

So decided to have a go at the Penny Black Challenge - Sing-A-Long

Image is Penny Black Serenade coloured with Promarkers.  The keyboard strip is Kanban instruments ribbon.  Card and letters are from stash.