Wednesday, 30 June 2010

CPS Card Sketch Challenge 173

CPS hold a card sketch challenge each Week (see here) and it has been such a long time since I did any challenges that I thought I would give this a whirl.
I used the Papertrey Ink Fancy Flourish stamp set and the paper flowers where made from a scalloped circle punch, I used the swiss dots Cuttlebug embossing folder at each end of the focal image added a couple of beaded stamins and a ribbon and a bit of love to bring it all together.

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Fabulous Friend

Papertrey Ink Flourish, Stampin Up ovals and butterfly stamps and punches a rusenberry ink, pearls, ribbon , beads and a bit of love to bring it all together.

Monday, 28 June 2010

A bit of Sunshine

Most people that know me would tell you I'm the only person they know that can kill a Cactus but that doesn't stop me trying to grow my own, It is absolutely shameful that I am the way I am as I come from a background of vegetable and flower growers.
My Dad used to show his Vegetables and won many a trophy yet here I am useless.
this is Dad 21st September 1968 I'd of been 3 years old.

So with the help of my Mam and a lovely next door neighbour here is my contribution to summer.

Such a shame not to capture a bit of beauty

Salmon Begonia

As you can see I'm not quite green fingered yet but I am trying.

Lemon Begonia

Stunningly Velvety
Red Rose

Saturday, 26 June 2010

Promarker Blog Candy

Whoop, Whoop, I have Stamping sets 1 & 2 Promarkers to give away curtesy of Letraset.
I have added images of my favourite colour duo's to my Promarker Knowhow Page, two shades that blend very well together so pop over there and write them down if you need colour matching ideas.

To be in for a chance of winning both stamping sets shown above, leave me a comment tell me which 2 colours you like to blend with.
I will close the blog candy Saturday 3rd July and pick a winner at 10pm

Domestic Goddess Blog Candy and Card

Wow I'm so excited!
I have some fabulous Blog candy to give away in fact it inspired me into making this card, feminine and a 1930's feel to it.

Take a look at the aprons below, aren't they just the bees knees? I love them and whats more I have 1 of each to give away.

Apron Betty & Strawberry

All you have to do for a chance to win 1 of these fabulous Aprons is tell me in a comment what product at All Tea Towels you like best & add the details to your own blog about the competition, if you haven't got a blog you could always shout about it on Facebook.

You have until Friday July 2nd at 10pm to leave me a comment on my blog then I will close the Candy and pick a winner.

Friday, 25 June 2010

Diva Digi Stamp - Kenny K

This is Diva a digi stamp by the uber talented Kenny K, coloured with Promarkers and layered up with Kaisercraft Design papers, ribbon, blossoms and a bit of love to bring it all together.

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

First Mate Kate - Digi Stamps

Ahoy me hearties
On an outing with my Mam I came across this pirate themed money box tin then I was inspired to make a matching card. I used First Mate Kate and the Pirate Stuff digi images by Mo Manning and coloured them with Promarkers.

I'm hoping that you can see that the card is 3d. the barrels and First Mate Kate were cut out then added with foam pads, I love how this has a pirate stuff package so you can build up the scene you want, in this instance I made up the background using the coconut tree the parrot and the bell bar all on a 14 x 14cm card.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Rock Chick

Rock Chick is another in the digi stamp images by Kenny K, I think these are fabulous for teenager cards, Natalie my youngest 19 years old just loves Kenny's art.
Coloured with copics and Promarkers, crysatl flower, ribbon, Nestabilities Ovals, Kenny K stamp design papers by Stampin Up and a little bit of love to bring it all together.

Attention to detail...

I have to give this to the crystal flower, bought in a pack of 6 on stems from my local habadashery, i think they are gorgeous cost was £1.15 so not too bad adding 1 to a card.

Sunday, 20 June 2010

MadSkilz by Kenny K

There's a new kid on the block in the Digi Stamp world, his name is Kenny Kiernan a very talented illustrator from New York City, this is one of his Digi Stamps he definitely knows how to capture cool.
Basic Grey papers, a couple of pearls, coloured with Promarkers, Nestabilities Stars and a bit of love to bring it all together.

MadSkilz can be bought from Kenny K Downloads

Friday, 18 June 2010

....and all that Jazz.

Some images just make you smile don't they? this one certainly does that for me, So Jazzed a digi image by Mo Manning can be purchased at Mo's Digital Pencil Too.
Have a fabulous weekend everyone.

Papers Kaisercraft, Colours Promarkers, Nestabilities, Satin Ribbon

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Project of the Month Blog Hop - Glitter Theme

Its that time again and this Month the theme Glitter for the Blog hop was chosen by shell.

We will hold this every third Thursday of the month , we aim to give you a little inspiration and hopefully a few Oooo's and Awe's along the way.

The Dream Team is made up with some of the most talented ladies so be sure to give them all a visit starting with Shell

I coloured the image with promarkers and for the glitter I used Stickles glitter glue and some gold Bedazzles

Be sure to pop over to Liza next I just know she will have something amazing to show you.
If you get lost along the way I have a full list of the Design Team on my side bar.

Happy Hopping!

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

In the Quiet Arms of Prayer

I think there is something quite calming in leaves and trees and kaisercraft background papers capture this beatifully with the muted tones.
Labels 10 Nestabilities, paper flowers, Kaisercrafts DP, pearls, Prayer Stamp and a bit of love to bring it all together.

Attention to detail...

I think this is just the most beautiful prayer, the stamp is by stampendous and I bought it at one of the craft shows, I would love to by more as there was a series of them but I have been unable to find them again.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow

After the last week of stress and finally getting baby Jack home from hospital this theme seems to be quite apt don't you think.
The image I love ya Tomorrow is a digi image by Mo Manning and it is sure to bring some sunshine into your card making.
OK how many of you broke into song whilst reading this? I've been singing since starting the card and still singing whilst posting it here for you ha ha ha.
Coloured with Promarkers, Martha Stewart around the page punched used, Kaisercraft background paper and a little pearl bow embellishment and a bit of love to bring it all together.

Attention to detail...

I had to make the attention to detail the backing paper by Kaisercrafts, it is so tactile that it would have been a shame not to showcase it, this is one of the flocked sheets from the Belle paper stack.

Monday, 14 June 2010

Sharing Good News

I only have good news to share with you all today.

Baby Jack is home....

He was giggling with that curly nose cheekiness today which was an absolute pleasure to see, after all the checks and a dressing change he was allowed home.

His mam is ready for a night in her own bed as she is shattered and although he screamed the hospital down while his wound was being packed and dressed I'm sure jack will be glad to be back in his home environment too.

He will have to return back to the hospital each day to have the packing and dressing changed but at least he is on the mend now.

So no card to show you all today but I'm sure you will all forgive me.

Did i tell you that i have the best blog followers in the world that leave the most wonderful comments ever?

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Smith & blog candy winner

the winner of the Fantastic Ribbon Blog Candy is......
Lorraine said...
Hi jak wow what a pretty and gorgeous card and the ribbon folded that way looks fab i have popped over to see the ribbons and omg what an amazing selection but i was drawn more towards the beautiful sonita organza ribbon i love organza it is so easy to use and tie bows with.Thankyou for the chance of winning i have put the candy on my sidebar and am keeping everything crossed i so need some more ribbon my stash is getting very low :( so thanks againhugsLorraine xx
30 May 2010 14:50
Congratulations Lorraine, if you send me and email I will get your prize in the post for you.
Smith a Digi image from Mo Manning and some sweet papers by S.E.I & pearls found at Bunny Zoe's, image coloured with promarkers and Copic Ciao Nestabilies label 10 and a bit of love to bring it all together.

Attention to detail...

3 little flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and some punched out leaves.

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Jack 12th June

Well it has been a very stressful few days, Jack was so poorly he was took into hospital and you wouldn't have given him twopence the first couple of days he was so poorly.
They had concern for a large lump under his arm and after a ultrasound scan it was confirmed to be an abscess.
Today he was took to theatre to have surgery to have the abscess drained.
The operation went well, they have left the wound packed but open to allow it to drain and although he is still a very poorly boy hopefully he will be on the mend real soon.

Thank you for all the care and concern you have shown, Lauren, Jacks Mam has been reading all of your kind words and appreciates all the thoughts.

Friday, 11 June 2010

Scholar Harvard

Harvard is a digi image by Mo Manning and can be bought from Mo's Digital Pencil Too.
He's such a sweetie, I'm wondering how much spit it took to get that parting in his hair ha ha.
Backing paper by Papermania image coloured with Promarkers and a bit of love to bring it all together.

Attention to detail...

Punched and distressed circles topped with a linen threaded button.

Thursday, 10 June 2010

We have a Winner

Firstly I need to apologise for the late posting, unfortunately my beautiful Grandson Jack is very poorly and is in hospital.

The winner of the Pixie Petals blog candy is

maggie60 said...
Oh! jak another gorgeous card & I do love the way the stamped image is so soft & muted. The faye flower & punched edges finish it off to perfection.I have been on the pixie petals web site & although I think everything is fab, If I have to pick & do think the faye flowers do it for me.
9 June 2010 00:37

Congratulations Maggie, please mail me with your email address so I can get your voucher sorted for you.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Watercolour Daydream & Vintage Blog Candy

I'm keeping to the watercolour theme and showcasing the 2nd card but this time with a Faye Flower in yellow.
Soft and dreamy the stamp is by Stampin Up inked in teal ink the blended with a water brush to soften the image, sponged edges of the pastel lemon card, pearls, punched leaves and a Faye Flower and then a bit of love to bring it all together.
AesaLina Compton from Pixel Petals is offering a $10 voucher to spend in her shop all you have to do is comment on my cards yesterday (Tuesday) and today (Wednesday) and tell me what you like best from her shop and I will pick a winner on Thursday

Isn't the Faye flower in yellow really dreamy?

Good Luck everyone.