Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Oh 'Bee'have

Still feeling a bit under the weather so just a quick card to share today, it's one i made a while ago for a friends birthday. I hate feeling poorly as my mojo tends to go AWOL when i am, here's hoping a few days rest will do the trick and i'll be back with that pre mentioned "gorjuss"ness soon!

♥ HUGZ ♥

Monday, 27 July 2009


No cards today or tomorrow, working hard , and also been feeling a bit yucky so
and just had no time to craft, but i'll be back on wednesday with more gorjussness!
♥ HUGZ ♥

Saturday, 25 July 2009

A collaboration of 5!

I managed to squeeze 5 great challenges into this ickle card which were
Pile it on ~ Mostly Orange

Materials used: Slice for the swirls and the word, bg papers, mulberry paper, core'dinations card, faux stitching with daisy d rub -on rollers, copics, sugar nellie daisy stamp, prima flowers, paper rose, leaf punch, wool lace.

Thanks for visiting

Thursday, 23 July 2009

SS#60 & AS #10

Here is this weeks fab sketch from Sketch Saturday that i used for me card. Now you'll prob think me mad but i looked at this and the 1 thing that came to mind was that the side shape looked like a chop {as in lamb} and that really was the whole inspiration for the card.

I also found a great prompt from All Sorts which was to "Only use 1 of everything on your card" which i found was slightly harder than i had first thought it might be!

As you can see i used 1 red piece of core'dinations card to create my "chop" shape.
1 piece of gold paper, some of which i punched using my 1 MS loops punch.
1 image {panduro} i did try to use only 1 colour but it looked naff so i had to use 3 in all, but it was with 1 type of medium which was distress re'inkers.
1 sentiment embellishment, of which i used pieces from the left over card and gold paper and 1 ribbon.
I know i've slighty bent the use of "one" of everything in this card but i'm hoping it still counts lol

Thanks for stopping by x

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Circle of Friends

I've just recieved this lovely award from my cute card partner in crime Claire, thank you hunny {right back at ya x}... As i've not been cute blogging for very long i don't have a great big circle of friends yet. But i would like to pass this on to a couple of peeps who i notice always stop by and that makes me smile, and also to a couple of old altered hands that have also found there cute side!
So Barbara, Tasha, ArtyJen, Hels, Andrea come collect your award xx

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

SS #62

Here is my very quick entry {i should be getting ready for work!} for this weeks Sunday Stamper which has the theme this week of "Pretty"

I used one of my Ketto stamps and coloured her with copics and spicas, i stamped some swirls to the base card with distress inks, and placed prima flowers jazzed up with gems on top.

Right i must crack on or i'll be late! TTFN x Hugs x

Monday, 20 July 2009

CCC #49

A nice easy one over at Cupcake Craft, and one to help my humbug cause as the theme this week is
A Christmas Card

I couldn't resist using this High Hopes santa and his little helpers stamp, its just soooo cute.

I used an old sketch from i believe friday sketchers some months ago, i coloured with water colour pencils and edged with distress ink, the paper is BG and i used a magnolia sentiment stamp. All shampes were cut using my Slice.

Thanks for stopping by x

Sunday, 19 July 2009

Late LTD #28 & FS #61

I cant believe over a week has past and i forgot that i had to have my Lots to Do challenge in by friday just gone.. it has been a while since i joined in last.. The theme was "Collage" and although its not a collage piece i have made i have used some collaged paper that i created ages ago, so i hope that counted.. not that it matters now anyway lol, but i like to share!

I've also used this weeks Friday Sketcher sketch again!
The cute dude image is Panduro coloured with copics, and i've used a selection of Stitchels from the Artistic Stamper to create my embellishments {stamped onto patterned paper and cut out}. The sentiment i stamped onto a mini grungeboard tag.
I distressed all elements with my peeled paint distress ink.
xx Hugs xx

Saturday, 18 July 2009

CCC #19 ~ CC#23 ~ FS#61

Managed to join in 3 challenges with this card
Creative Card Crew had the prompt to "Create a Scene"
Colour Create this week was "Blue and White" with an added prompt of "vintage"
Friday Sketcher, well they provided the sketch obviously lol
this one created by Jacqueline

Not quite sure about the vintage part of the CC challenge but i tryed with a paper doily and some vintage photo distress ink!

I managed to use NO designer papers and insteed used a wallpaper sample, and some die cut tree's and snowflakes to "create the scene". This Snowman is another of Dustin Pike's fab freebie download images. Coloured with copics and cut out so i could place him amoungst the trees!
Finished with a couple of prima blooms of which i added some of the paper doily as centers as they looked kinda snowflake like, and i put a very tiny flake eyelet in the centre.
I added some clear zooms to the tiny flakes down the side to give then some depth.
I'm not 100% sure if i like how it came out, but maybe it will grow on me!
Thanks for hopping by!
xx Hugs xx

Friday, 17 July 2009

CI #17 & CCT #69

You had to use Stitching on your card this week over at CI, and for the first time i got out my sewing machine and had a go.. i'm so chuffed with the look i'll definitely be stitching more paper i can tell you! Also CCT had the theme Xmas in July.. well seeing as i'm in need of more christmas card this was perfect.
While surfing the web i came across Dustin Pike... i'd not seen his work B4 and i'm not really a big fan of the digi download {stamping is more fun} but i just couldn't resist a couple of his generous freebie images, this santa being one of them.. isn't he just darling!
He's been coloured with copics {do i own anything else! you wouldn't think so i know lol}
The paper is BG and i've also used some scraps of textured card.
Finished with some paper blooms squidged with gold stickle centres and a die cut foiled sentiment.

xx Hugs xx

Thursday, 16 July 2009

TSB #14

Oh yay, its that time again over at The Sugar Bowl
A fab new sketch, this time by Gayle
with the prompt to use
Ribbons and/or Bows
Not only that but you have the chance to win the amazingly fantastic "I NEED THEM ALL" new Manga stamps.. they're awesome!
So here is my take on the sketch...
As you can see i rotated it 90 degrees as it fit in better with how i saw the card looking in my head. Finally, i got to ink up this fab gorjuss from set 3, isn't she cute, coloured her with.. yep you guessed it.. my copics! apart from her skirt which i paper pieced to match the background papers which were all from MME, i used my Slice to cut the shapes and wording,
and finished with an assortment of ribbons/bows and a couple of paper roses.
Thanks for coming to see me and my cards, your welcome back any time
xx Hugz xx

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Friday Sketcher #60

As always Friday Sketchers has a fab sketch to follow, this time its one of Heidi's!
My "trippy" theme was choosen because it was part of a challenge for the Club Anya VSN.

I coloured miss Anya with copics and gave her some sparkle with my spicas, i used WeR memory keeper Tiffanys papers, some funky foam, MS doily lace punch and a couple of chipboard embellishments.
Thanks for your visit, hope you hop back soon x

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

SFTW #6 & SCSC #40

This weeks Stampin 4 the weekend has the colour combo "Strawberries dipped in chocolate" {red and brown} which provided the base for my card of which The Secret Crafter saturday challenge provided a fab sketch by Jane

Now i know my card doesn't quite look good enough to eat as the colours suggest! but, I am really trying hard to get xmas out the way early this year, well the cards at least lol
Thanks for visiting, come back soon x
Materials used: BG & DCWV papers, MS Punch, Slice for die cut shapes, xmas shaped buttons, extra cute Panduro stamp coloured with copics and lantern highlighted with spica.

Monday, 13 July 2009

Sugar Bowl #14 & Creative Inspiration #16

Today i finally managed to upload the pic of my card for the latest Sugar Bowl challenge, a fab sketch and the prompt to use Sparkle & Bling.
Creative Inspirations had Gems & Pearls as there prompt,
and what do those 2 things create, yep a bit of sparkle and bling so i've entered my card in both

Thanks for stopping by, it really means alot you took time out to visit me and my cards xx
Materials Used: Shimmer paper, CB embossed glitter card, BG paper scraps,corragated card, Gorjuss girl coloured with copics,inkssentials white pen for highlights, TH ticket, lots of sticky gems, bling and pearls.

Saturday, 11 July 2009

Not a Card but Gorjuss none the less...

So you're thinking what on earth is she waffling on about... well yesterday i went and had a tattoo! it was my 4th, and it's a Gorjuss..
As soon as i saw "Guardian Angel" by Suzanne Woolcott
{it's from Gorjuss set 2 of the rubber stamps made by Suger Nellie in case you didn't know}
I knew that it was the next tattoo for me, and i'm so happy with how it turned out.. you can see more of Suzanne's awesome art here
My dear OH managed to cut my face off the pic as you can see

And this is it close up.... it is quite red still and once it heals will be alot lighter, but i just couldn't wait for that and wanted to show it off now lol

My tattooist Steve Champion {Champion Tattoos} used 3 different pinks for the hair and the rest i had in black and gray.

Thanks for stopping by x

Thursday, 9 July 2009

One little many challenges!

OK so i've kinda gone all out on this one and managed to combine 6 different challenges which i think is a record for me.
Firstly i followed Donna's fab sketch over at Stamping for the Weekend #5, Pile It On has the prompt to use 3 different embellishments, then there is both Secret Crafter #39 which is to use 3 ribbons and Creative Card Crew #18 which also has ribbons as their prompt.
I managed to squeeze in some Hearts to fulfill the challenge over at A Spoon Full of Sugar #59 and last but by no means least Just Magnolia #12 has Charms as there prompt.

I had to make the card in a hurry as i was only told today it was needed for saturday! to be posted tomorrow!!!

but i got there in the end, and i don't think it came out half bad, in fact am rather quite chuffed with it lol
Thanks for coming to visit me, come back any time x

Materials used: Magnolia stamp coloured with Copics, Slice & Studio Essentials cartridge,My minds eye papers, various ribbons, vintage buttons, foil die cut text,Prima flowers & mulberry paper roses, gold charms and WeR metal corner.

Monday, 6 July 2009

SFTW #5 & DCM 3/7

Stamping for the weekend this week has the theme
There are 2 great sketches to follow, i plan on doing them both!
This is Kimmi's Sketch

and here's my interpretation of it...

I've also made it Blue and Green to meet Daring Cardmaker's challenge this week which is funny enough BLUE & GREEN lol

I'll be back later in the week with the second SFTW sketch by Donna...
Thanks for visiting xx
materials used : High Hopes Stamp, coloured with copics
BG papers, clear plastic cd inked with silver, black, and green alcohol inks
padded gold snowflakes with stick on gem centres
pre die cut wording and snowflakes, hand held sewing machine for stitching

Friday, 3 July 2009

High Hopes #37

I just recently received my very first High hope stamps, a couple of xmas ones and a Daniel... i had a craft day with a friend yesterday and wasted no time in inking them up...
well today i wondered if high hopes had a challenge blog, and they do, so i hopped on over only to find this weeks theme is
Stars or Stripes...
Perfect! one of the cards i made yesterday i had used striped paper on.. talk about sixth sense lol anyways enough of my rambling.. here is my card..

The papers are BG and i used my slice to create the wording, i coloured Daniel with copics and added a small metal book plate and paper ticket to finish. To be honest i wasn't sure how else to embellish it being a mans card so i left it fairly plain!

Question: Other than buttons and possibly artful collage flowers what are your top male embellishments ??

Thanks for hopping by, come back soon x

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

A Spoon Full of Sugar #58

Another day, another Ketto!
{i'm just so loving these stamps}
Now although it's not an all out summer style card, i thought it was quite summery! so for that reason i've cheekily entered it for this weeks challenge over at ASFOS
The theme being
Image coloured with copics, I used my nesties for the shapes and l-em punch for the foliage, the large flower i hand cut from corrugated card, with the smaller ones using a woodware punch.
I used my label maker for the text, and the background stamps are stitchels {available here}
Thanks for stopping by x
x come back soon