Tuesday, 29 September 2009

The Sugar Bowl #20

It's time again for my most favourite challenge, and this time Gayle has provided The Sugar Bowl with yet another cracker of a sketch with the added prompt to use 'Paper Piecing'
Time is certainly slipping away fast so i decided to crack on and get yet another christmas card out the way.. i hadn't had a chance to ink all my new mangas so this adorable Mistletoe kiss was just begging to be used.
I was happerly colouring with my copics and almost forgot about the paper piecing but remembered in the nick of time and managed to find a couple of scraps to piece the outfits there both wearing! And keeping with the kiss theme the papers are the new eskimo kisses pad by basic grey.

♥ HUGZ ♥

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Autumn is here...

This is my card for the Just Gorjuss stampers challenge.. the theme being
... it also fits in with not 1 or 2 but 4 other challenges!
Are all celebrating the fact that Autumn is well and truly on its way!

I'm not 100% as to wether i like this card,
it didn't quite come out how i wanted.. what do you think?
♥ HUGZ ♥

Saturday, 26 September 2009

Mabel Lucie Attwell Stamps are Here!

Oh how very exciting... Finally this weekend sees The Artistic Stamper launch a brand new set of 6 fab stamps ...With more designs to follow in the upcoming months by the much loved children's artist

Mabel Lucie Attwell

For those of you who have not heard of her, she was a well known illustrator of books and postcards and became a household name during the 1930’s and 40’s with her illustrations of pudgy and appealing toddlers. I personally can remember having the books as a child, so to get a chance to be one of the first to play with these stamps was a real joy. Although keeping the secret about them till now was a challenge lol. The stamps are available to buy HERE or if your going along to Ally Pally this weekend you can get them from Jennie @ The Stamp Connection stand

Above i have used the "Friends" stamp coloured with copics and distress inks, some pretty papers and a few buttons is all you need to make gorgous cards to give to family members or friends.
You can see another card I made using one of the other stamps here.. and also check out the other Creative Design Team blogs for more inspiration.
♥ HUGZ ♥

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Wanna know a secret!!

Just a quick post to let you all know Jennie over at the Artistic Stamper has some brand new must have stamps being realised this weekend.
These images have never been seen in rubber b4 so your in for a treat!!!
Curiosity got the better of you yet?
Go check out Jennie's blog here for sneaky peeks all week!!!
I'll be back at the weekend for the big reveal :)
♥ HUGZ ♥

Monday, 21 September 2009

Nic and Claire's Midnight challenge!

My friend Claire has been having some mojo problems lately so we decided on saturday night we would make a card together via IM chat.... the webcams wouldn't work but we wern't gonna let that stop us.

We picked this fab Sketch Saturday sketch #69

and used this weeks Allsorts challenge #19 which is 'Snowflakes in September' for our theme.

We had both decided to use one of the new christmas manga's and funny enough we both picked Miss Clause... isn't she just adorable!
I also joined in with this weeks Basic Grey challenge #4 which is 'Embossing'
{materials used: Basic Grey papers, DCWV cardstock, SN Manga stamp, Copics, CB Snowflake embossing folder, Die cut merry christmas coloured with distress stickles, lace and metal charms from my collection}

♥ HUGZ ♥

Friday, 18 September 2009

Allsorts #18

Just in time to add my entry for the sketch challenge over at Allsorts

with the added prompt of using a 2 colour combo of your choice.. i went for Red and Green as still trying to get ahead with the xmas cards!!

Materials used: SN Manga girl stamps, copics, cricut holly leaf, a mix of BG and Papermania 6x6 papers, some tiny red gems and 3 mini bells tied with organza ribbon bows. I inked all edges with distress inks.
♥ HUGZ ♥

Monday, 14 September 2009

The Sugar Bowl #19

Yay! It's that time again to get all sticky and sweet, yep there is a new sketch over at The Sugar Bowl provided by the lovely Marlene, and this time the 'prompt' is to include the colour combo
Pink & Brown
Having just received 2 of the fab new Limited Edition Charity stamps from Sugar Nellie available now at Funky Kits now.
'Cherub', 'It's a girl thing' and 'Pure of Heart'
are all limited production stamps for the
It's a girl thing Fundraiser
100% going to the breast cancer cause... So don't miss out and pop over now and get your stamps before they run out!
I decided 'Pure of Heart' would be the ideal stamp to use on my card.

As always i coloured with my copics, papers are a mix of DCWV and BG.
Other stamps i used were BG swirls and text by Innovate from the Friendship plate.
I am really pleased with how this turned out, i can see this becoming a new favourite stamp :)
♥ HUGZ ♥

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Anyone for Anya #3

Well i totally can't believe its challenge 3 over at Anyone for Anya already.. I've been meaning to join in for the past 2 weeks but just haven't had the time, i was in the middle of the last one when i realised it had changed so had to quickly alter my card!!!
This week the theme is

I managed several buttons, a sparkly gem brad and an ickle bow as well!
I know it doesn't look like a christmas card.. but it is! The papers are from the new Jolly by Golly mini deck by cosmo cricket, these have to be the quirkiest crimbo colours ever but lots of fun and a nice break from the norm.
I've used one of the lovely new dressy miss anyas coloured with my trustie copics, and some cri-cut snowflakes given to be by my good friend Claire. I finished with a foil banner and hand drew the stitching. It's definatly different but i like it.. what do you think ???
♥ HUGZ ♥

Monday, 7 September 2009

Just Gorjuss and Mojo Monday #103

I don't know if you know this but if your a big Gorjuss Girls fan there is a great official forum called Just Gorjuss.. It's mainly PSP Taggers but there is a small but growing group of stampers, and there always happy for new members to join. {in fact they really would love lots more gorjuss stampers to join}
Suzanne herself is a member.
Anyway every week they have a stamp challenge. {you have to have made 50 posts to join in the challenges but everyone is super nice and you clock up your posts ever so quick, they love active members}
This week the theme is "School"
Over at Mojo Monday i found the perfect sketch to use and here is what i created...
I coloured my gorjuss girl with copics as always.. used one of my EK success punches and a red pen to create the school looking paper, plus some scraps from my box.
I cut the letters out on my Slice and finished with a couple of 3D stickers and some ruler/measuring sticky tape.
I know its not quite as neat as the sketch but the overall look is there...kinda lol
Thanks for stopping by,
and dont forget to come join the Just Gorjuss forum.. you know ya wanna!
♥ HUGZ ♥

Saturday, 5 September 2009

Ding Dong the bells are gonna chime...

Today my bestest friend in the whole wide world is getting married, so let me first say
Congratulaution Elise and Mark
May you both have a long and happy life together xx
Well i already shared the gift box i made on my other blog.. for those that didn't see it you can find it here, and this is the card i made... i kept the same theme as the wedding invites i did for them with the embossed background.
Thanks for visiting
♥ HUGZ ♥