Friday, 28 May 2010

Pearls & Swirls

This is the challenge for this weeks Onestopshop Pearls & Swirls challenge.
I have used a digi stamp from Wink Wink Ink and decoupaged it onto a big pink flower, I also added a small pink one to the top corner. I also added a heart charm & small pink pearls & also a pink pearl brad in the centre of the top flower.

Sea paper is from Hobby House
Pearls, Charm form Running With Scissors
Flowers from Samuel Taylors (click on Crafts)

If you enjoyed looking at this why not pop onto the Onestopshop challenge Blog or even onto their shop which is reasonably priced free P&P (second class)

Saturday, 22 May 2010


This is my Birthstone card, where do you get Opals from? this is the nearest I could find, my Birthday is in October making it Opal. I have used pink,green & pale blue are the pastal colours in a Opal. I thought the lace & flowers also are a bit like the colours I chose.

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Summer Breeze

This weeks theme on One Stop Craft Challenge is summer breeze, The challenge which has been set by our lovely Sharon and she has chosen the theme.....
Summer Breeze

Unfortunately Sharon is unable to join us this week due to a family bereavement and of course our thoughts are with her at this hard time.

My card is a digi download Papers are from the One Stop Shop with the money I won in their card competion which ends 28th May & the lucky winner will get £25.00 to spend here online and the chance to be a guest designer on our challenge blog, the same as I did.
The papers I have used are Honeysuckle Blue, Me & My Big Ideas's Double Sided Papers - Buttercup
Lace is from Running with Scissors, Vellum pineapple, sandles & sentiment are from my stash.

Saturday, 8 May 2010

This is my First Official Posting
as a proper DT for One Stop Craft Challenge and I'm absolutely bursting with pride, I have been wanting to shout it from the roof tops for over a week.
This weeks challenge is #79 Wedding Wishes & A DT Call.

Friday, 7 May 2010

These are the ATC's I made for Running With Scissors April swop, my friend Faye mentioned to me that the group picture doesn't show much bigger when clicked on so to make it easier for anyone wanting to see the bigger picture I have tried to make it easier for everyone.

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Aprils Swops

These are the swops that I got back from the april Easter/Spring ATC swop at RWS, first I would like to say thanks for such lovely returns & secondly I would like to say sorry for the shaky picture. These are from some of the lovely ladies I have got to know over the last few years some are new but feel we have been friends for years, TOP two are Tracey Jackson & Anne Tate, the Bottom two are Nicki Foster & Anita Wells, the three down the side are Top Helena Philips, Middle Clarky J and Bottom Barbara Hancock (aka Bee). Cheers Ladies they are lovely and for those partaking in the May challenge get a move on you only have 3 weeks haha

These are my lovely ATC's that I made for the April Challenge at Running With Scissors in Grimsby, the theme was Easter/Spring we had to make 8 but if you count them I have 9 as I don't listen (I have selective hearing I'm told haha) so I gave one to my little friend Carla. Each card has got a shrunken down Magnolia image that I did with My Craft Studio, I then coloured them with water pencils & Distress Inks by Timmy Holtz. I added something different so they wouldn't become a series, some have texture, some have bling, some have Ribbon I have also put a Duck & Toadstool form Crafters Companion in a couple. I also Diamond glazed a few ie: Easter eggs,
Toadstool, wellies & Ladybird, Butterfly & Tilda's egg, I also Flocked the 2 bunnies

Missed the lot

I made this card for about 6 challenges and can you beleive I missed them all, never mind thats another christmas card for the end season. I distressed (thats how I missed my posts through stressing) the pink card, made my own backing paper, I coloured Edwin with my marker pens(marvy etc) and watered them down like paints. I was goig to invest in some lovely new Copic pens which I would probly only use once or twice before the trend changed yet again, so I thought I would give these a whirl and I dont think they have come out bad. I also used my Nesties which I'm using more than I thought I would, odd bits of ribbon I nearly threw away and stickles.

Card stock, Ribbon,Stickles: Stash
TH: Distress Inks
Magnolia: edwin sledging
Nesties: Labels 9 (I think)