Sunday, 30 May 2010

Happy Birthday Sweet Pea

At last I got these Sweet Pea papers from Stampin Up thanks to the lovely Carol for reordering them, after sell outs, this paper pack is lovely, I made two versions, male and female birthday cards.

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Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Sweet Sketch Sunday: one of a kind.

Iv'e been wanting to use these stamps since I got them last month from Unity Stamp Co; and this sketch by Karen is just perfect for them. I have had the DP so long I can't even remember where I got it, but love the swirls.
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Mojo Monday: You rocked it!

I've wanted to use this stamp for a while, but wasn't sure about how to use it but when I saw the sketch this week from Mojo Monday I just knew what I was going to do with it, love these papers which I got in my goodie bag from the lovely Sue and Julie at Craftworks Cards at the NEC in March, but again wasn't sure where to use it also but I think they go together quite well. although I did spend ages deciding on which papers to put where.
Papers: Fancy Pants; rusted sun
Stamps: Unity Stamp co.
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Monday, 24 May 2010

Clean and Simple FTL91: Always on my mind.

Another great sketch this week at Clean and Simple and I used Love Stories kit from Stampin Up.I'm loving this kit it is great for Anniversary, Weddings, engagments and just because.
 The weather here has been wonderful here again in the UK, wouldn't it be nice if it was like this for the rest of the summer but me thinks it ain't gonna happen. one can but dream eh!
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Saturday, 22 May 2010

May Peace Be Yours:

No challenge cards today, but been having a little play with some ideas for Xmas. Yeah! Christmas in May.
Grace is coming over later for a sleepover, haven't seen her for a couple of weeks so really looking forward to having her here. The weather here is fabulous again today so I think maybe a picnic this afternoon. Had instructions from her mum that she can watch the 1st half of Over The Rainbow but the results are not until 8.55 which is too late for her so we have to record it so she can watch it in the morning, she absolutely loves it and has to act it all out and sing over the rainbow, she's a right little actress.
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Thursday, 20 May 2010

Friday Sketch

I know most of us have difficulty with male cards but once I decided to make this card using Amy's sketch, it all came together really easy, don't you just love it when that happens.
Papers: K & Co
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Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Dream Big. 2 sketches 4 You

I got my new Tim Holtz die cuts tattered florals from QVC today and couldn't wait to play and Laura's sketch at 2 sketches 4 you was just perfect.
Papers: K & Co
Die cut: Tim Holtz
Flower centre: Prima.
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Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Thank you, Curtain Call Act 30, and Mojo Monday

When I first saw the colour combo for Cutain Call Act 30, I loved the colours but wasn't sure about the pink with the orange, but now I've made this card I quite like it. The sketch is from Mojo Monday. which I turned
Papers and Card: Stampin Up
Stamp: Hero Arts
Punch: Martha Stewart
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Monday, 17 May 2010

Congratulations, Clean and Simple. Colour Inspirations

The Colour Inspiration Challenge has now set us a task to us the colours in the inspiration photos, the above is the winner, Kistina is going to use the top five voted photos over the next few weeks and as I came third I will probably be featured in week 3.So get on over there and give it a try. I used the sketch from Clean and Simple.
It has been sunny today and my friend Sally and I walked over 4 miles today. lots of hills though so it felt further.
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Saturday, 15 May 2010

voting is open Colour challenge part 2

Remember me telling you about the colour challenge( post here) on kwernerdesign, well you can now vote for me now here click on the star to vote.You only have a few hours left.

Thanks Carol xx

Edited to add: The voting is now closed and it looks like I came in 3rd. which I am thrilled about. bit like the Lib Dems LOL. Thanks to everyone who voted for me.

Thursday, 13 May 2010

happiness is YOU & ME

It is my wedding anniversary next month and wanted a card for my husband, nothing too slushy. I liked the Kazan's sketch at 2 sketches 4 you and this is what I came up with. someone pointed out that the hearts are upside down, which of course I knew but the punch wouldn't work the other way with the sketch, perhaps I could have turned it. Not sure if upside down hearts mean anything, and if they do My Hubby wouldn't know either.
Everything except the punch is Stampin Up
Punch: Martha Stewart
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OCC14 Christmas: Dear Santa....

I'm such a numpty. I made this for the OCC challenge sketch and forgot and posted it with the rest of my cards that I made the other day. Just got it posted with minutes to spare.
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Tuesday, 11 May 2010

A Friend- Card Patterns 63

Had a little spend at hobbycrafts on Sunday, and bought a set of 6 stamps by Inkadinado called Boxed Wishes,  great little set this, watch this space for more of this set.The hobbycrafts store in Milton Keynes has certainly improved there stock of card-making stuff, and about time too.
I love the sketch this week at Card Patterns.
Holding a Jamie At Home party tonight with about a dozen guests coming so need to a bit of housework today, Jamie at Home stuff is amazing, love the Oak platters,  think I'm going to get addicted.
Papers: K & Co
Ink: Tim Holtz distressing ink, Brushed Corduroy
Stamp: Boxed Wishes, Inkadinkado
Flower: Prima

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Saturday, 8 May 2010

Just a few Cards I made today.

All except the above are Christmas Cards.Had a very preductive day today, Brian is playing Golf today as per usual and I was really in the mood for crafting and once I started I couldn't stop I was on a roll.


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Berry Adorable: Clean and Simple 89

There is a great sketch this week on the Clean and Simple challenge blog. Don't you just love Strawberries, big and red, lovely to taste and lovely to look at, simply adorable. The strawberry stamp is from The Unity Stamp Co.which i coloured with promakers, and added some red glitter glue.
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Friday, 7 May 2010

The Sweetest Thing

I found another sketch challenge out there in blog cyberspace, called Sweet Sunday I love challenges although they have to hit the right spot, and this one does.
Papers: K & Co
Stamp: Unity Stamp Co.
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Posh Frock

As you may know I have been dieting for ages now, and how gone down 3 dress sizes, the downside is that all my posh frocks are massive on me, but I can't bring myself to get rid of them, even though I never ever intend for them to fit me again. Just as well I have nowhere posh to go. having said that I did go to The Ritz last week and wore a new dress then. just as well Brian won a few quid at the casino.
I had a little play with the chipboard dress shape, which was in the goodie bag which I got at the NEC from the lovely Sue and Julie, at Craftworks CardsPaper: Craftworks Card
Dress shape: Craftworks Cards
Flower: Prima
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