Monday, 31 August 2009

Sketch and Stash #18

This week Sketch and Stash challenge has a fab sketch to follow
This is only a quick post as i have to leave for work in a mo lol.. but here is my entry

Oh and by the way the stash i used was one of my new miss Anya's and an old paper pad i forgot i had 'secret garden' from papermania.Thanks for visiting x

♥ HUGZ ♥

Sunday, 30 August 2009

A Spoon Full of Sugar #66

Not had much proper time to craft what with all the wedding stuff but i finally managed to make my card for the latest Spoon Full of Sugar challenge which is a great sketch from Sonja

And here is my creation.. yep its another christmas one.. i'm really trying hard this year to get ahead lol

It actually came out quite pretty, very soft and girly...not really me but it is cute!
This is another first time using of this particular stamp..think its called Hug in a Mug!
{i have several more i must try to get inked.. namely the new miss anyas!}
I used a mix of DCWV crimbo papers and some pearl crimbo papers i got cheap at ally pally last year, the image is coloured with copics and mounted on an MS punched edge piece of parchment paper and embellished with lots of snowflakes, in eyelet, brad and charm form.
Thanks for visiting me.. have a great week and come back again soon x
♥ HUGZ ♥

Saturday, 29 August 2009

Secret Crafter #47

WOW, its seems like ages since i last joined in with a Secret Crafter challenge.. but i've managed it today. This weeks theme is Flights of Fancy {aka wings!}
I've used my favourite Gorjuss stamp and although you cant see much of her 'Wings' she does have some so it does count lol

Thanks for popping by...come back soon x

♥ HUGZ ♥

Friday, 28 August 2009

The Sugar Bowl #18

Yay it's that time again to get all sugary with this weeks Sugar Bowl challenge, this weeks sketch has been provided by the fab Kathy and the promp is to use Buttons
And as always there is an awsome prize up for grabs .. go check it out to see what the prize is!

This is the first chance i have had to use this manga stamp and i just adore it..{and all the others lol} coloured with i use anything else!!!!
papers are 'Scrumptious' by papermania
I saw my fellow blogger Kim {aka paperbabe} use buttons as part of a cherry and just had to borrow the idea, {although her's look far better!}, but i'm real happy with the card and how it turned out.
♥ HUGZ ♥

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

The Sugar Bowl #17

Just managing to fit this one in, i tried to post it before i went away but my photo upload was not having any of it but it seems to be ok now so here finally is my entry for The Sugar Bowl, sketch courtesy of Judy with the added promp to use your own homemade flowers.

I thought i'd try the circle flowers i keep seeing on everyones blogs and figured that they went quite well with a boy theme card, i used the fabby manga boy {i adore these stamps} and played some more with my sewing machine stitching practically all the papers i used.
Normal service hasn't quite returned as i still have my best friends upcoming wedding to attend but i should be back blogging regularly after that!!! well thats what i'm hoping anyways lol
♥ HUGZ ♥

Thursday, 20 August 2009

CCC #24

Well what do ya know, another Christmas in August challenge over at Creative Card Crew... just the job to keep me productive.. and here's my card... sorry no time for chat, i've a train to catch but i'll be back early next week...OH will actually get to use the comp while i'm away lol
♥ Hugs for all ♥

Sunday, 16 August 2009

OCC 15 9 09

The theme this week over at Our Creative Corner is
Christmas in August
Now seeing as i need all the help i can
when it comes to christmas cards i just had to join in!
So here is my card..

sorry no details but its a real busy time at the minute for me, got a hen night and wedding over the next couple of weeks so not much time to craft.. but normal service should return after the 6th sept!
♥ HUGZ ♥

Friday, 14 August 2009

Awards... for me.. oh thank you x

I have been lucky enough to receive this fabby award from not 1 but 2 lovely people who's blog i happen to adore.
Firstly the lovely Barbara and her blog Paper Dreams and secondly the awesome Kat and her blog Having a {me} day.
Both defiantly worth a visit if you haven't already.
Thank you both so much....
Now if you know me then you'll know i never stick to the forwarding rules..
so if you happen to be visiting me then firstly Thank you and secondly please help yourself, I think anyone creating art, no matter in what form is creative and therefore you all deserve this award xx
Sorry the blogs been a bit quiet, i've been altering and preparing for my friends upcoming wedding so not had any spare time, but i'm hoping to get a card or 2 made today xx
♥ HUGZ ♥

Monday, 10 August 2009

Copic Colour Challenge #25

These are the colours

this week over at Copic Colour Challenge

and this is what i made...

I used another of my Panduro stamps on a nestie die cut base coloured with copics and then masked and shaded with distress inks to give a nice blue surrounding glow, the paper used is K&Co.

This was created with the help of another of the fabby tutorials found over at SplitcoastStampers
entitled Chipboard Calendar by Beate Johns
♥ HUGZ ♥

Saturday, 8 August 2009

BG #1 ~ CCT #72

ITS BACK woo hoo, finally the long awaited return of the Basic Grey Challenge!
They've had a bit of a make over and are now running challenges ever 2 weeks.
As its all afresh there starting from #1 again and its a great sketch to follow by Tara G
I slightly played with how i've interpreted the actual shapes in the sketch but i think you can see i have followed it!
I'm also entering this in the Cute Card Thursday challenge as there prompt this week is a colour combo of Red and Teal.. well mines kinda those colours..isn't it! what do you think, will i pass!!! no harm in trying lol
Materials used :
BG paper and brads, making memories just chillin paper,arctic frog paper
TH psychedelic grunge stamp,CC flower stamp, SN manga boy stamp, PB floral silhouette stamp, mini graffiti alphabet stamps
copics, ribbon, ric-rac, distress ink, computer printed circle logo.
♥ HUGZ ♥

Friday, 7 August 2009

Another LATE entry! JM #16

Over at Just Magnolia last week they had the theme of Distressing... well i made my card and was quite chuffed with how it came out.. i only forgot one thing though.. to blog and enter it!LOL, talk about brain like a sieve!
Anyways here is the card i would of entered had i remembered...

{oh and if your wondering why there is a 1p piece on the card it's coz the card is for my OH's aunty Penny! I just thought it would be a fun embellishment}
Thanks for stopping by xx
♥ HUGZ ♥

Thursday, 6 August 2009

SB #16, Pile it on #8 & 9 and more...

Finally i got around to joining in with The Sugar Bowl, there is a fabby sketch {as always} this time by Marlene with the extra prompt to use doodling on the piece.... and it just so happens you also have to use doodling over at Creative Inspirations #20... Pile it on #9 is to use at least 3 flowers and actually i'm a bit late but it also fits in with last weeks pile it on #8 which was watercolouring... and last but by no means least this is my entry for this weeks stamper challenge over on the Just Gorjuss forum which is a Get Well Soon.
Materials used: MME papers, gorjuss from set 2, distress inks, watercolour pencils
:sticky ribbon, nestie bloom die, prima flowers, silver charm spacers
: label maker

♥ HUGZ ♥

Monday, 3 August 2009

Gorjuss Necklace

Having a litlle play with some bamboo tiles i got ages ago from the Artistic Stamper and decided to create some gorjussness... here is just one of the fab necklaces i made.

I stamped the image on to the tile and coloured with my copics, i then gave it a coat of glossy accents to protect it {in highsight i wouldn't use them again on the bamboo as the colours run when you clear coat on top!} but you learn from your mistakes don't you.
I threaded some cord through the tile and added some silver and glass beads to finish.
I'll be back later in the week to share the others i made!
♥ HUGZ ♥

Saturday, 1 August 2009

ASFOS #62 & DD #57

This week over at A Spoon Full of Sugar its a fab sketch by Caryn to follow

I used one of my fabby gorjuss from set 3, coloured her with the usual....copics!
Papers are DCWV, and i embellished with some button snowflakes, and glossy accented the wording which was already printed on the backing paper.
I'm also entering Dutch Dare as this weeks prompt is to use Lace, and although you can't see much of it i have used a lace doily.
Sorry the photo came out a bit naff and glarey was trying to take it before i lost all daylight!
♥ HUGZ ♥