Friday, 26 February 2010

OCC sketch blog 4

I used some papers I had used for a while, and the die cut flowers I hadn't used at all. I punched the border with my new punch.The sketch is from Our Creative Corner.
Papers. MME; Bloom and Grow
Sentiment stamp and oval punch; Stampin Up
Border punch; Martha Stewart.
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Thursday, 25 February 2010

All Sorts#40. A tag, ticket or Label

I haven't played along at All Sorts challenge blog for a while but since I got these new Stamps from Waltzingmouse last week I can't stop playing with them, and this fit in with the theme just fine.Posted by Picasa

Clean and Simple #79

Another challenge another day, and the weather here is getting a little big warmer at last, but better not speak too soon it might snow any minute. The sketch is from Clean and Simple, but I still can't resist adding some patterned paper.
And for all you lovely bloggy friends who wished me luck at WW yesterday I lost 2lbs so I must be doing something right. I've lost 33lbs so far but is very slow going.I put on 3lbs over Xmas and our holiday in the Algarve but at least I am now back in the Zone but don't know how long that will last.But I am determined to get there in the end only 7lbs more to my goal. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Compose a Card #5

It is week five on the Compose a card and I'm loving it although I don't always have the correct ingredients, it is a challenge thinking of a way to get round it. The theme this week is polka dots. I looked all through my papers even got out my xmas stash but no red and white polka dots. But I did have a dot background stamp, so i embossed white dots on red card and red dots on the white card. The rest was easy with some epoxy stickers.
Going to Weight Watchers meeting later, missed last week as I was child minding Grace, I have put on a few pounds since xmas so I really need to get in the Zone. Wish me luck, I need it, haven't really tried hard enough although it is tough as I am only on 18 points. I did think that maybe by going public so to speak it might help me to stay in control.

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Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Card Patterns #52

I've just discovered Waltzingmouse Stamps by Claire Brennan and love them I used the Seasons of Love tags stamps, most of which are nestie friendly but they are easy to cut too, which is just as well as i don't have any.

The sketch this week from Card Patterns at first had me stumped. But I think it turned out OK.

Stamps: Waltzingmouse seasons of Love and Stylin Stars from Unity Stamp Co.

Cardstock: Stampin Up.

Paper, buttons & ribbons: Papermania Sunshine, Goody bag.

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Thursday, 18 February 2010

Compose a Card #4

I am loving this challenge blog from Becky, she puts together a super package, there is a recipe a colour combo with a photo for inspiration, and a PDF files to download etc, and even a video. The recipe says to use a negative and positive stamp but I don't have any so I used white embossing powder on to black card. Don't have the correct card so used the nearest.

Cardstock: Stampin Up

Stamps: Unity Stamp Co.

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2 sketches 4 You Kazan's sketch#46

This card uses the sketch from 2 sketches 4 you. sometimes when you see some of the cards from the sketches the sketch is hard to recognise , which makes me laugh, but I like to follow it exactly.
Papers: K & Co
Stamps: Unity Stamp Co

I'm jumping ahead to Summer with this card, it seems such a long way off and Winter seems such a long season although the bulbs are coming up, it is so cold still.

I'm off to North Wales to see my son Stephen, DIL Rhiannon and grandson Rhys for a couple of days tomorrow, My Daughter Nicola and granddaughter Grace and I are driving up and staying at Ellesmere Port, which I know isn't in Wales but it isn't too far from where my son lives in Mold and is around the corner from the Shopping Outlet , so a bit of retail therapy and a visit to The Blue Planet. It will be nice to see them as we didn't manage to see much of them at Christmas and Nicola didn't see them at all.Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Carol's Sketch Fun #20

It is Grace's Birthday soon and I made this card using Carol's Sketch, I'm afraid it is a bit OTT but that's the way Grace likes her cards, sweet and sugary with lots of glitter.

Papers and stickers: K & Co.

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Friday, 12 February 2010

2 sketches 4 you; Laura 45

Thought I would make a card for a male after seeing Laura's card on 2 sketches 4 You. The frame stamp from Stampin Up made this so easy. I stamped and embossed this in seafoam white on green card also from stampin Up.
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Thursday, 11 February 2010

Compose a Card#3~ Friends till the very end

There is another challenge out there and I'm loving this one. It is called Compose a Card by the very talented Becky. There is a recipe card and a colour combo and an image for inspiration.
Card Stock: Stampin Up
Stamp: Unity stamp co.
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Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Clean and Simple #77

I just love the Clean and Simple challenge blog, and I am finding that I am getting to quite like this clean and simple style, although I couldn't resist using this pattered paper. I glittered the butterfly but it doesn't show too well in the photo.

Papers: K & Co

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OCCSC1 Love You

Another Valentine Card for Our Creative Corner Sketch Blog, I found these papers and stickers lurking in my craft drawers, they had been there so long I've no idea who they are made by.Posted by Picasa

Carol's Sketch Fun#19

I made it at last, I missed out on the last sketch by the super talented Carol and here I am again last minute. I did actually make a card last week but didn't like it, so decided to try it again and I like this one much better. I sold all my Valentine Cards that I had made to friends last week so thought I had better make some more.
It is snowing again here today, it snowed all day yesterday but it didn't stick, but it looks like it might today.
Paper: K & Co.
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Friday, 5 February 2010

Mojo Monday #124

I just love Julee's sketches over on Mojo Monday and the first Monday of the month there is a contest.
Card Stock: Stampin Up
Paper: K & Co
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Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Clean and Simple

Not too sure about all that empty space but after all it is for The Clean and Simple sketch. Another Valentine.
Papers: K & CO
Pibbon and gems: from my stash.
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Card Patterns 49

Not another Valentine, this time I wanted to use some of my uninked stamps this one is May KOTM and now that I have used it I love it.

Papers and Card: Stampin Up
Stamps: The Unity Stamp Co.
Flower: Accents and Elements; Stampin Up
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