Monday, 28 January 2008

Bootiful Stampz February challenge

The Bootiful Stampz challenge for February is:

If you have purchased a Bootiful Stampz stamp, please feel free to join in.
There are NO restrictions as long as one of our Stamps is used.The challenge for February is to create a Valentines Card.
Entry Date closure - 29th February 2008.
Winner will be posted on the Bootiful Stampz Blog on the 1st March 2008.
Don't forget that the Winner will also receive a prize

This is what I have done for the challenge.

I used patterned paper from DCWV adhesive stack. I mounted this on sparkly grey paper and stuck to the card. I used a section of Bazzill fluted edge cardstock with assorted pink/black ribbons pushed through the holes.

I cut the letters on my big shot using Sizzix Lollipop uppercase letters using co-ordinating DCWV adhesive paper. I coloured the bunny using watercolour pencils and added a brad and brad bow attachment to add some sparkle. Finally, I drew the stitches by hand using a Zig writing pen.

Sunday, 27 January 2008

Weekend wonders......

I have been busy baking with my little boy this weekend and I am amazed at how well some of the stuff we made tasted - it is a while since we have made stuff from scratch though; we usually buy the packet mixes LOL. I haven't had much time to craft this weekend but I have bought a craft mag today and I have a few ideas buzzing around now.

Here is a card I made last week using a handbag template from WS designs and some urban Lily papers.

Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Bootiful bunny...

I have made my first card using one of my new stamps. I love it. You can purchase these stamps from Auntys store. They are an exclusive design and made in limited numbers at the moment so grab them whilst you can!
My older brother, Paul, passed his advanced driving test yesterday after 2 previous attempts - so well done Paul!!!!! He is now qualified to be a driving instuctor which is handy since my eldest Jess is 17 this year LOL. This is the card I have made for.

Saturday, 19 January 2008

My New Blog Header..............

A friend of mine over on Auntys forum has made me a new blog header and I love it. I can highly recommend Jo at the siggi shop for an extremely professional service at a fabby price.

Thursday, 17 January 2008

Arty Girlz challenge

The Arty Girlz challeng this week involves creating something red so here is my entryThe backing paper I used was from the papermania black and white collection. I used a panel of red glitter paper and added some sizzix letters that a friend sent me. I added some gem heartd and along the bottom panel I have added a row of sticky gems but you cant really see them in the picture.

I also made a couple of other cards last night using some spare patterned paper.
The thankyou card is for my Daughter's boyfriends mum who I bought some stash of recently. She has given me lots of free bits and bobs and I am really chuffed with it all.

Wednesday, 16 January 2008

Tilda stamps......I'm addicted!!

A lovely friend of mine over on Auntys forum was kind enough to send me some stamped Tildas to play with. They arrived yesterday and I have made a card with one already. Its a first attempt and I used brush markers rather than wc pencils as I couldn't get mine to work LOL. Storm also sent me a couple of stamped sugar nellie stamps as well and I have made a card for my father in law using it.

Sunday, 13 January 2008

My Arty Girlz entry....

The Arty Girlz challenge for this week is-

'Hi everyone, we'd like to see BUTTONS on your projects this week so as usual you choose the format be it a scrapbook layout, card, atc, a sewing project. altered art ... we love to see a whole range of crafts.'

This is my entry to the competition.

You can see I have used buttons on the top right and bottom left of page 1 and 2. This is also my entry for a scrap the alphabet challenge over on Auntys forum. My finished journal will be about the things I want to achieve in my life. The first one is visit Australia as my sister and her family live over there and we all miss her like mad.

I also made a couple of wedding cards this weekend which I am going to sell in my store. Here they are:

Tuesday, 8 January 2008

Auntys team challenge

I am in a team of 5 on Aunty's forum and our first challenge was to create a piece of artwork (ATC, Scrapbook page, card etc) in Monochrome colours with one embellishment in a winter colour. It also had to be a shape other than a square!!! This is my entry:

It is a small pyramid shaped favour box. I have been working on a few other bits, mainly to try and use up my stash scraps. Here are a couple of examples below.

Just a couple of simple card toppers for last minute cards. TFL

Friday, 4 January 2008

Happy New Year.....Finally

I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year since I haven't posted since before Christmas. We have had a quiet christmas in comparison to previous years as I haven't really felt well enough to party. I am on the mend though, although it seems to be a really slow process. I have worked on a couple of crafty projects over christmas - one of which was a sympathy card but haven't had time to photograph them yet. I have been busy sorting out some of the clutter in our house and having a general spring clean. Its taken me 4 times longer than it usually would but I feel better for getting it done. I now have a space of my own to craft in - I will even be able to get my sewing machine out for the first time in years!!!