PAPERTAKE WEEKLY SKETCH
Tuesday, 30 September 2008
PAPERTAKE WEEKLY SKETCH
So i finally got another challenge card done, this time its for the High Hopes challenge, which was a birthday card but must have brads on it. This is my attempt, again a quick card, I seem to be making alot of them lately. Just not enough hours in my days, not nearly as much crafting time as I'd like! I have used paper from the DCWV Rockstar stack, the text is one of the word circles from Craftworkcards. I've coloured the image in using my pro-markers, as they say practice makes perfect, and im still practicing with them!!
Look at this gorgeous organza bag full of ribbons, I so love my ribbon, a girl can never have enough ribbon as far as im concerned! or flowers!!
Monday, 29 September 2008
I made this card for my weekly christmas/birthday 1 a week challenge, run by the lovely Karin.
I have used one of my favourite Whiff of Joy stamps. The papers are a DCWV christmas stack, buttons from Basic Grey 2 scoops collection, ribbon from Poppicrafts and flowers are Prima.
I coloured in using the pro markers which im still trying to get to grips with and I used stickles to glitter her wings.
Sunday, 28 September 2008
Saturday, 27 September 2008
This is just another quick card I made. I just adore these cute Magnolia images.
Decided to use this card for the Dutch Dare challenge - One for the Boys, another basic card. The papers were sent to me by my good friend Vicki. The image was sent to me by Maya and the icicles are irridescent sequins from my own embellishments. Will try to make something a little more challenging later this evening for one of the other challenges. There are just not enough hours in the day!
Thursday, 25 September 2008
Also for those of you who know about the car accident and all the trouble with my insurance and the hire car, today the garage who are doing the repairs turned up with guess what? yes, a hire car!! So I have two hire cars on the drive as we speak and no inclination to drive either of them!!!! I was told the repairs will take at least 10 days, so im now feeling totally fed up about it all. I am worried about driving the hire car incase I scratch it, or have another accident. I seem to have lost what little confidence I had at the moment, never mind while im home I can spend more time crafting!
Enjoy your day ladies, I hope you have some sunshine wherever you are, here it is raining, dull and damn right miserable! Hugs Linda x
Tuesday, 23 September 2008
Anyway didn't do any crafting yesterday but made this card the day before. I used some papers from one of the DCWV christmas pads, and the image is another beautiful whiff of joy designs.
The snowflakes are sequins and the christmas tree die cuts were some from a QVC TSV last year I believe.
I managed to do two more challenges this week firstly the wonderful MOJO sketch, then secondly the Ismaki sketch. Both quick and simple cards a bit like me!
ISMAKI SKETCH CHALLENGE
BASIC GREY CHALLENGE- GET DISTRESSED
This is my entry into this weeks basic grey challenge. I used the papers from the Perhaps range, ripped and torn and the edges inked with brilliance inks. I have used the gorgeous Whiff Of Joy Image and coloured with my copics. The sentiment was printed on my computer. The beads were froms tock and the lace was from a local haberdashery shop. Small silk rose buds can't remember where they came from but paper flower prima of course. This was quite a hard challenge for me as I don't usually do the distressed look, at least not in my cards!!
I've Been TAGGED!!!!!!!!!!!
Seven facts about me, this can't be too hard, can it?
1. I love to get my papers out and stroke them, before putting them back, unable to bring myself to cut them up!
2. My husband, children and friends are the most important things in the world to me.
3. My favourite all time film is Greece.
4. Constantly amazed at peoples behaviour and always trying to work out what makes them tick, then I might be able to find out why I am the way I am!!
5. Completely lost now without my computer and internet access!
6. When im feeling low, I hop in a bath, can do this numerous times in a day - how sad am I ?
7. I believe making someone feel special and loved is the most important gift you can give.
Wow, finally 7 facts. That was much harder than I thought!
Monday, 22 September 2008
So finally today i got round to doing some crafting. This is my entry into this weeks Spoonful of Sugar weekly challenge - Christmas is coming. To be totally honest im not sure what image this is, it was sent by my wonderful friend Jill. The papers were free in one of this months magazines. The snowflakes are a punch and the greeting came with the paper set.
I used stickles for the angels wings and sakura glaze pen for the halo. I just adore this little angel.
I am also using the card for one of my christmas cards for Karins weekly make a birthday/christmas card a week challenge. Below is my second card for the challenge. Same papers as before and the snowflake came with the papers too.
The wings are coloured with stickles. Ribbon trim is from Anitas and lace from a haberdashery shop.
Friday, 19 September 2008
This card was made for week 17 swap card, this is on its way to my swap partner.
The next two cards were made by the wonderful Tracey. The first was a thank you card for her birthday card and gift and the second was an anniversary card. I love both of them, she is such a talented lady!
Finally I received this lovely card from my special friend Jill, Jill you have been so good to me over the last few weeks, I don't know what I would have done without you, thank you so much. I adore this card and this image, one of my favourites. You are a star.
Well, I also had another lovely surprise in the post today it was a beautiful package from my American friend Simone. Another very talented lady you must take a look at her blog and see her designs. Thank you Simone, I loved what you sent me, you are indeed a very good friend.
Tuesday, 16 September 2008
Sunday, 14 September 2008
Papers are from Basic Grey the Boxer design.
Saturday, 13 September 2008
Then when i didn't think the day could get any better, I came home to find a package which I wasn't expecting. It was from silly monkeys and I began to think I was totally losing the plot! I couldn't remember placing an order with them recently, I am waiting for several deliveries but this wasn't one of them, unless my memory was worse than i'd thought! On opening the package I was amazed to find some pro-markers and a card . These were from my lovely and special friend Jill. I don't know what I did to deserve such a wonderful friend, but I feel truly blessed. thank you so much Jill, you are very special, and I absolutely love them.
While blog hopping I found another great competition. Go over to Spiral Whisper http://spiralwhisper.blogspot.com/2008/08/competition-time.html to enter their competition and get the chance to win a £15 voucher to spend on their website.
Will be posting again later tonight. Hugs to you all. Linda
Friday, 12 September 2008
1. Maddy http://madimaginations.blogspot.com/
2. Karin http://karinhoeve.blogspot.com/
3. Rosemary http://rosemarysblogspot.blogspot.com/
4. Katy http://katysbloggeroo.blogspot.com/
5. Simone http://fashionablecards.blogspot.com/
Here are the rules for this award:
1) The winner can put the logo on their blog
2) Link the person you received your award from
3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs
4) Put links of those blogs on yours
5) Leave a message on the blogs you’ve nominated
I would like to pass this award on to the following.
1. Anita http://stampinwithanita.com/
2. Tracey http://wwwmycraftycorner.blogspot.com/
3. Simone http://fashionablecards.blogspot.com/
4. Carol http://cazzytime.blogspot.com/
5. Vicky http://juscosscards.blogspot.com/
Thursday, 11 September 2008
I have had a more productive day than of late. I made this card for a special someone, can't say who other wise it wont be a surprise will it? The little turtle image is from www.diestodiesfor.co.uk isn't it adorable? I have coloured it in with aquarelle pencils with some crystal lacquer highlights. Quite a basic card but the mojo is slowly returning.
I also made a little something for a great blogging friend, but I will not post it here until she receives it, otherwise it wont be a surprise. We all love surprises after all dont we?