Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Bugs and Kisses Card!

Good Morning! It is only 8:30 am and I have already made a card! I love the school holidays when you don't have to rush in the morning! I used Create a Critter Cartridge. The paper is from a stack called Material Girls from GCD studios. The stamp was a free one on a magazine.

I made this for a few challenges-

Wacky Wednesday colour challenge- Pink, cream, brown, and teal
Crafter's Companion- Girls Birthday
Allsorts challenge- Things with Wings
Card Patterns- Sketch

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Paper Piecing LO-Lasting Memories Challenge

Hello, I have my Lasting Memories challenge to share with you today. The challenge is to use paper piecing on a layout. Paper piecing is when you use different papers and materials to create an image-for example I have stamped my bear on different paper then pieced them together to create the look. It is a technique I used to use loads, but haven't done in ages, and I have never used it on a scrapbook page. I really enjoyed the challenge. This picture is of me when my first niece, Jessica was born.

 I used-
Dovecraft paper
Ribbon- American Crafts. 
The stamp -Forever Friends, 
Journaling lable - Making Memories
Flower- Prima
The chipboard sticker, the button, the pearls and pink ribbon were all bits I had, I'm not sure where they came from.

I am looking forward to seeing what you come up with using this technique.

Friday, 27 May 2011

What a week!!

Hello! I feel like I have been away for ages!! We have been ill in our house, but today I feel much better, so hopefully we are over it all now-just in time for the bank holiday weekend!! 

I have a card to share, I used Create a Critter to cut out the Dino, the paper is We R Memory Keepers. I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder for the dino and inked around the edges-

This is my entry for Throwback Thursday's challenge-to use Green and Yellow.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, 23 May 2011

Challenge me Monday.

Good Morning! It's Monday again, so it's time for another challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut! This week's challenge is to use the colour blue and a cloud shape. Here is my card-

I used Create a Critter cartridge for the kite and the clouds. I didn't cut out the face layers. I love this cartridge (I know I say it all the time!) But it is so versatile, it is always the cartridge I look at first. The patterned paper was free from a magazine. The stamp is from an American Crafts set.

I am excited to see what you with this challenge!

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Lasting Memories floral Challenge

Good Afternoon! I hope you are having a nice Sunday. The challenge this week at Lasting Memories is to incorporate flowers into a Layout. Here is my LO-

 This is a picture of my Great Grandmother, her name was Catherine. I made the flowers from pages of a book. I got the book from the library's withdrawn book for 10p, it's great for adding little details. The paper is K&Co, the flower embellishment is from Making Memories. The stamp is from Sunbeam Stamps.

Thanks for stopping!

Saturday, 21 May 2011

A bit late!

Hello, I have been so busy today that I have only just had time to come a do a post. I have a LO to share for Fantabulous Circut Scrappin' Saturday. We were asked to use a sketch, here is my LO-

Here is the sketch. I used Winter Woodland cartridge to cut out the shapes and Accent Essential to cut out the flourish. I cut it out in acetate, then used a Viva Decor pearl pen. The paper is from K&Co, and the chipboard letters are My Mind's Eye. The rest of the ribbons and buttons were just bits I had.

Thanks for stopping by and make sure you check out the other great creations at Scrappin' Saturday!

Monday, 16 May 2011

Happy Monday!!

Hello, How has your day been? I have some cards to share with you I made for a couple of challenges. The first is for Cricut Cardz Challenge-
 The challenge was to make a baby card. I used a Honey and Hugs stamp, and some ribbon I had. The pram is from New Arrivals cartridge.

The next card is for Birthday Sundaes circle challenge-

 I used some circle paper. I loved the colours, the paper and the stamp was free from a magazine and the birthday stamp is a Penny Black stamp, I also added some thick pink ribbon, and some thin white organza ribbon. 

Thank you for visiting!

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Lasting Memories Sketch and Circle Challenge

Hello, How is your Sunday? I have my DT post for the Lasting Memories Challenge. This week the challenge is a sketch and circle theme. I love sketches, they really help get the creative juices flowing! This is a fun sketch. I rarely have my photos in shapes, so this was a challenge for me. Here is the sketch-

I used Making Memories and We R Memory Keepers paper. I cut the title from the Hannah Montana cartridge and embossed it with a spotty folder.

Hope you like it and can play along at Lasting Memories

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

2 shades of pink and a cupcake!

Hello, I made this card this evening for the Cooking with Cricut challenge (to use 2 shades of pink and a cupcake) and I realised how much I missed crafting the past week! I have been so busy the past week, planning my best friend's bridal shower/hen night, I have my last assignment for uni for the year due and I also had new sofas delivered so I needed to sort out my living room. I feel like I haven't stopped, and haven't really had any time to make anything! But today is one of my good friend's birthday, so I needed to make her a card, I will see her tomorrow. Here is my card-

 I used Doodlecharm cartridge and cut the cupcake out at 3 1/4", the paper is Doodlebug Designs and the stamps are Inkadinkado. I used an X-Cut punch and some Making Memories ribbon.

I also very proud of myself this evening I final sorted out all my scraps!! There was a huge stack of coloured paper that needed to be sorted, so this is what my table looked like -

This was mid-sort. You can still see all that to go. But I did finish it, I should have take a picture once I had finished. Oh well, hopefully it will stay nice and tidy for next week....hopefully!! If you want to join and show off your desk click here


Monday, 9 May 2011

Challenge me Monday-Teacher Feature

Good Morning. It is a lovely morning here and I am excited to share with you my card for Fantabulous Cricut's Challenge Me Monday. This week the theme is Teacher Feature, and to include the colour red. Here is my card-

 The card base is 15cmx15cm. I used a X-cut border punch and the stamp is from a Honey and Hugs set. I cut the apple from in glitter card from Doodlecharms cartridge and #1 teacher is on the Makin' the Grade cartridge. I added some spotty ribbon, and a red button.

I am looking forward to having a look at what you come up with, so join in at Fantabulous Cricut!

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Photo Inspiration challenge

Hello! I am very excited for my first Sunday post for the Lasting Memories DT. This week the challenge is to use this picture for inspiration-
Here is my LO. I love the soft focus of the photo, and the colours, yellow, green and pink together. I used K&Co paper, Prima flowers

I stamped the journaling tag in black, then I stamped a flourish in green ink.

Thank you for visiting.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

'Its All About You' Challenge.

Hello, today I have my post for the Lasting Memories Challenge-'It's All About You'. The new members of the DT are each posting our layouts each day this week to introuduce ourselves. So here is my LO-

I used American Crafts patterned paper and letters, the flower and cardstock are from Papermania, the tag is K&Co, and the pink letters are My Minds Eye, the embleshments are Making Memories. 

I choose these pictures of me and my daughter. Being a Mummy is the best thing in my life! My children make me so happy. Izzy is my little shadow, she follows me everywhere and wants to be doing just what I am doing all the time (She is sitting on my lap as I type this). In almost all the photos of me since Izzy, she is with me!

I haven't played along in What's On Your Workdest Wednesday for the past few weeks, so I thought I would today! Here is my table. I have been working on my layout for the Lasting Memories upcoming challenge-so make sure you check it out, it's going to be great!

Monday, 2 May 2011

Happy Birthday to my Ethan!

Today is my Son's 5th Birthday!! I can't believe my tiny baby is 5 today- the time has gone so fast! Here is the card I have made for him-

 I am entering this into Birthday Sundaes Challenge-anything goes.

We are off to have a day out together!

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Sunbeam Sunday Challenge- A Layout

Happy Sunday! I have a layout to share with you this evening. The challenge this week at Sunbeam stamps, is to make a something inspired by mothers. Well, we have had mother's day here in April, so instead I have done a LO of the moments after my daughter was born. I used the family definition stamp. I love this stamp.I stamped it in teal ink, I like the tone on tone effect. I have used American Crafts paper and stickers, and My Minds Eye chipboard letters. The flowers are Papermania.

This is an 8"x8" layout, so I kept it quite simple. I really like these American Crafts paper, I bought them ages ago, but forgot I had them! I only found them out last week!!