Saturday, 31 October 2009

MY First Easel Card ......

I thought I would share with you a card I was asked to make, I have seen some beautiful easel cards over at Sarah's blog, Card Oasis, so I have used this as my inspiration and decided to have a go!!  I must say they are really easy to make and so effective too!!

I have used a 6x6 card base, cut the scalloped paper with my bigz xl die, papers are DCWV Sweet, Elzybells baby basket is coloured with promarkers, copic spica glitter pens, nesties, ms dollie punch, sizzlits baby pin, ribbon, charm, ribbon that pulls up into a flower, I used safmat for the sentiment.

I was really pleased with my first attempt, and so was the lady who had ordered  the card. I'm sure you will see a few more of these cards here!!

Hope your having a good weekend, we had an excellent time with friends yesterday at The Christmas Adventure, which is set up for halloween this weekend before Santa arrives, there are so many different activities  for all ages!!  Might take Lucy & Philip out Trick or Treating, if I'm brave enough!!

Thanks for stopping by

Angela xx

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Truly Scrumptious GD Challenge 19

This week at Truly Scrumptious there is another fabulous sketch to use with the added recipe for the card - 3 flowers, 3 gems/pearls, 3 brads.

 I have used another of the Pink Cat Studio "Itsy Bitsy Christmas" stamps (I did say you would see a lot of these cuties!!), coloured with promarkers, glossy accents, stickles stardust glitter glue, nesties, retro flower punches (again!!), snowflake puch, leaf punch, gems, brads, papers  DCWV Christmas stack.

Home Impressions are this weeks sponsor. The winner of this challenge will receive a gorgeous Christmas stamp set. There are some beautiful cards from the design team again this week!!

I have been away for a couple of days and as always we do far too much and get home ready for a rest!!  I haven't had time to visit many of your blogs lately, (bad girl) but I intend to get around them in the next few days as I really do appricieate all your kind comments!! 

I don't think I have time for many challenges this week, as I need to make invitations for Lucy to take back to school next week for her birthday party and plan some crafty makes for the party??!!  I was thinking of shrink plastic bag charms and beaded bracelets but any other ideas would be appricieated the girls are 7/8 years old.

Thanks for stopping by

Angela x

Friday, 23 October 2009

Anya for Anya .......

I have made this card for the following challenges,

The Pink Elephant challenge 37, I have used their sketch which is so nice to work with, I like simple sketches that help you to put a card together quickly, this one certainly fits the bill!!

Nutty Nutshells Challenge 2,  you can use any of the stamps stocked in their Nutcrafters online store, and a sketch from another challenge.

I have just found out today I WON their first challenge!!! Woo Hooo!!  This is my winning card!!

I have coloured Miss Anya with promarkers,copic spica glitter pens, polar white flower soft for the fur trim, glossy accents, bazzil swiss dots,  nesties, I have edged the nesties with my sakura stardust pen for a little sparkle,  embossing folder, MS doillie punch, charm, sentiments is from Pink Cat Studio Itsy Bitsy Christmas set, the red paper is from my bargain box.  (sorry there are no names on the papers, but most items in the box were K & Co??).

This card is for my friends daughter, Anya, I have coloured this one with dark hair as Anya has exceptionally dark hair!!  (I still have alot more to make!!?)

Hope you have a good weekend, we are going shopping tomorrow on the pretence we are going to see Boogie Pete from  cbeebies!!  (cunning plan!!  lol)

Thanks for stopping by,

Angela xx

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Itsy Bitsy Christmas ......

I have made this card for the following challenges,

Passion for Promarkers week 22,  colours "poppy and forest green", sponsored by Yellow Moon £10 voucher for their online store.

Papertake Weekly sketch 26, which is so easy to use, sponsored by Toodles & Binks.

I have used one for my Pink Cat Studio "Itsy Bitsy Christmas" stamps, coloured with promarkers (poppy, forrest green, pear green, carnation, sandstone, caramel, cocoa), DCWV c/s, nesties, ribbon, charm, glossy accents, stickles glitter glue, papers are from a bargain box that I got on sunday at Samuel Taylor!!

I love this set of stamps they are so cute and easy to colour, I got them from Bunny Zoe's Crafts.  I think I will use them for Lucy's Christmas cards for her friends.  I need to make a start on her birthday party invitations so they are ready for after the holidays, I'm planning on a craft party for Lucy and her friends, last year it was a bear making party and that was a great success!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Angela xx

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Autumn Colours ......

I have made this card for the following challenges,

Create 4 Fun challenge 42, I have used this great sketch they have provided this week, it was really easy to work with, so I think I would use it again.

Anyone for Anya,   the challenge this week is Autumn Colours, the prize this week  is a Greeting Farm  Hugh , sponsored by Dies to Die for.

I have coloured Miss Anya with promarkers, copic spica glitter pens, papers are BG Archaic, DCWV c/s, retro flower punches, ribbon, gems, sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by,

Angela xx

Sketch Saturday 73 ......

This is the sketch from Sketch Saturday, challenge 73, sponsored by Cute Daisy May digi designs, the winner recieves 5 sheets of their choice!!

I hace used C.C Designs swiss pixies Liesel, colouored with promarkers, stickles glitter glue, papers are Bo Bunny, Tis' the Season and MME Wild Asparagus, DCWV c/s, MS doilie punch, charm,  pearls, ribbon coloured with promarkers to match, sentiment.

If you pop over to  Lilackat's blog there is a mini candy on offer until Saturday 24th October!! 

I'm not sure if I have missed visiting some of your blogs during the past few days, for some reason I have not been getting new posts from some of the blogs I have been following??  Has anyone else had this problem??

It's an awful afternoon, lights are on already , the rain always seems to wait until it is time to go to school to pick Lucy up??  Philip wouldn't have his umberella so we got soaked through just walking from the staff car park!!  He is definately going back in the pram next week when we go away!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Angela  xx


Saturday, 17 October 2009

Christmas Fairy ......

This is my card for The Sugar Bowl challenge 21, there is a sketch with alot of layers by Tiet's, with a please include option of "Christmas".  The prize is 4 new Country Cousins stamps from Sugar Nellie and 4 of your own choice too!!!

I have used my Christmas Manga Fairy, coloured with promarkers, stckles stardust glitter glue, papers are MME Wild Aspapragus, DCWV c/s, nesties, swiss dots & swirls embossing folders, MS doillie punch, craftwork cards embossed circle coloured with sakura stardust pen, flowers, gems.

I need to get some cards made as I seemed to have slowed down again!!  I Still haven't finished my orders?? Think I will colour some of my new stamps tonight.  Hope your having a great weekend, Thanks for stopping by,

Angela xx

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

My Guy Ian ......

This is another of my new purchases!!!  I have used Clare's sketch from Sunday Sketch and Stamp week 13, sponsored by Joanna Sheen £10 voucher.   I am also entering this card into the Anyone for Anya the challenge this week is "perfecr paper piecing".

I have stamped Ian onto BG archaic papers and DCWV card stock, cut out the pieces I wanted  to use and layered him up, I used promarkers for the colouring, glossy accents for his shoes.  The papers are MME wild asparagus, DCWV card stock, BG archaic elements stickers, nesties. rub on.

I do love the effect you get from paper piecing, its so effective, I need to remember to use it more often!!?

Thanks for stopping by,

Angela xx

Monster Sign ......

Look what the postman brought ......  a set of  Your Next Stamps!!!  Yes I won them in a recent followers draw!!! Wooo Hooo!!!  I think he is so cute, he has 4 different phrases that you can put on his sign for halloween, but I think he will be perfect for other occassions too!!

I have used the sketch from Passion for Promarkers week 21  and my colours are, bright green, leaf green,purple, bright orange, cool grey 1, papers are PM trick or treat, DCWV card stock, Bo Bunny brads, Junkitz button.  Joanna Sheen is sponsoring this weeks challenge £10 voucher for her online store.

I think I have more then enough halloween cards but I couldn't leave him!!  Below is another YNS monster  I have coloured this one for a birthday card and used a rub on for his sign I used my nesties to cut him out, now he is ready to go onto a card sometime!!

I have another card to post tonight then I am going to try and finish my card for the Sugar Bowl challenge and make a few of the cards I have orders for.
Thanks for stopping by,

Angela xx

Autumn Birthday ......

This is my second card as Guest Designer for the Truly Scrumptious challenge 18, I have used the lovely sketch that has been provided by Mina and the theme is Autumn.  The prize for this challenge is sponsored by Stampattack, Carol is offering the lucky winner a set of their new silhouette stamps.

I have used my C.C Designs Emma with Pumpkin, coloured with promarkers, copic spica glitter pens, papers are BG Archaic, DCWV card stock, retro flower punches (again), pearls, ribbon, sentiment is craftwork cards.

I am also entering this card into several challenges, there are a few with an Autumn theme so this card fits the criteria for the following challenges;

By the Cute and Girly challenge 1 "Autumn Glory" this is a new monthly challenge blog, you can enter any projects into the challenge.
There are 3 prizes this month , a voucher for £10 to spend at the Joanna Sheen web shop, this is the prize for best card.

Simon Says Stamp is providing a $20 voucher plus free p&p , this is the prize for the best handmade creation, other than a card.
The 3rd prize is a super prize of a $20 voucher and a craft goodie bag from the Janlynn web store for an overal winner picked at random.

The Pink Elephant Challenge 36 the theme is "fall". The sponsor this week is Jen Shults, the artist and designer of a new and totally adorable line of rubber stamps...Wild Flower Kids!!!

Stampin' for the Weekend challenge 19  to use the coloiurs "orange, brown, leaf green" . Simon Says Stamp is sponsoring the challenge a lucky winner will recieve a $25 voucher for their online store.

Secret Crafter Saturday challenge 53 "Autumn Colours" as chosen by Debby, they team are also looking for a guest designer to join their fabulous team!!  What a great oppourtunity!!

I have another couple of cards that I made last night so I will try get them posted later today!!?
Thanks for stopping by,

Angela  xx

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

A Triple Challenge Card ......

I have made this card for the following challenges;

Pollycraft Monday challenge 26   "tangerine, turquoise & chocolate"  the prize this week is a new download to be released soon!!     I think these colours have worked so well together, gorgeous combination!!

Kraftin' Kimmi Stamps challenge 1.   "Its a birthday pah-ty!!!"         This is a brand new weekly challenge and Kimmi's new stamps are gorgeous!!  I'm still waiting for my second stamp to arrive but Charlotte is fab, and she is perfect to colour with promarkers/copics.    One lucky winner will win their choice of a Kraftin' Kimmi stamp.

Sketch and Stash week 21    I have used the sketch which is really easy to work with, my Kraftin' Kimmi Charlotte stamp is from my new stash,   I just love her!! So quirky!!

I have coloured Charlotte with promarkers, copic spica glitter pens, papers are DCWV Sweet, (they are gorgeous and glitterry too, I have been "saving" them!!),  DCWV card stock, retro flower punches, gem brads coloured to match, ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by,

Angela xx

Monday, 12 October 2009

Pecan Nut Halloween Witch ......

This is the sketch from Sketch Saturday week 72, it is my favourite kind of sketch, with not too many layers.  The sponsor this week is Simon Say's Stamp $25 voucher!!

This cute witch is from Nutcrafters, on their blog they are now having Nutty Nutshells Wednesdays, twice a month and to get things started you can get this very cute Pecan Nut Halloween Witch FREE from their blog.
To start the challenges, Katie and Colette have offered a wonderful prize package for a lucky winner, a selection of Flowers, Prima Crystals and Pearls, Assorted Charms and the winners choice of any 4 Nutshells character stamps!!

Simon Say's Stamp Challenge this week is Halloween, $25 voucher for a lucky winner!!

Cute Card Thursday challenge 81 "so charming", sponsored by Simon Says Stamp $25 voucher!!

I have coloured Pecan Nut Witch with promarkers, sakura stardust pen, PM Trick or Treat papers, DCWV card stock, CB embossing folder, MS doillie punch, ribbon, retro flower punch, charm.

I have fornd these digi stamps really easy to use and have had no problems withcolouring with promarkers, I have just bought another cute digi set from Nutcrafters called Pink Frosting, which is being sold to help raise funds for Breat Cancer this October!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Angela xx

Winning Card for Nutshells 1st Challenge!!

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Christmas Angel ......

This is another of my lovely Lili of the Valley stamps, Angel Flying, I have coloured her with promarkers, (maroon, blossom, rose pink) stickles sequin glitter glue, nesties, papers are DCWV Christmas multi-stack, DCWV card stock, flowers, flower spacer, gem brad coloured to match with promarkers, lesf punch, sentiment craftwork cards.

This card is for Lili of the Valley challenge 38, "make a childs christmas card" and I love promarkers challenge 4, which is this great sketch I have used for my card.

Not very many cards this week??  Think it has just been one of those weeks!!  I had wonderfull night yesterday,   I took Lucy to Newcastle to watch Disney on Ice,  I must say it was magical!!  

Hope you had a good weekend too, Thanks for stopping by,

Angela  xx

Your Next Stamp First Challenge ......

There is a new challenge blog Your Next Stamp, this is the first challenge set by Amy and it is a colour combo of "pink & yellow".  Your Next Stamp Store have the cutest stamps and other crafting goodies, for a limited time they have some digi stamps, I have used the very sweet Fhiona cute witch digi stamp.  The challenges are set every 2 weeks and there will be 3 prizes on offer for each challenge!!  You can see the inspirational cards from the very talented design team here.

This is the first time I have used a digi stamp, I found that it was easy to print out and I had no problems colouring the image with my promarkers. I have also used sakura stardust pen,  stickles stardust glitter glue, papers are BG lemonade, DCWV card stock, nesties, retro flower punches, pearls, sentiment is craftwork cards.  I like the colour combo, and although it is not a traditional colour scheme for Halloween I still think this has worked out ok.

I am entering this card into the following challenges,

Your Next Stamp challenge 1, pink and yellow.

Prize 1
The hostess of the challenge will pick her Favourite Card, that winner will get their choice of a stamp set PLUS a YNS Challenge winner Blinkie!!!

Prize #2
One Random participant will win a YNS stamp!

Prize #3
One Random commenter will win FREE shipping on any stamp order!!

Basic Grey Challenges week 5, I have used the lovely sketch by Martine.

A Spoonful of Sugar challenge 72, Halloween. Sponsor Bunny Zoe's Crafts, new stamp "Ruffles a Present for You".

Allsorts Challenge 22, Halloween. Sponsored this week by Pink Gem Designs.

This is my first post will be back with another soon, thanks for stopping by,

Angela  xx

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Little Girls Hug Time ......

I have made this card for the following challenges,

Sketch Saturday 71, I have used their fabulous sketch and the theme is Pets, the sponsors for this week are  Pollycraft  &  Krea Teja.

Saturday challenge 52, this week is their blogaversary  so the theme for this week is "Celebration" . There are 4 fab prizes on offer this week!!

I have used Lili of the Valley stamp, "little girls hug time", coloured with promarkers, copic spica glitter pens, papers are MME wild asparagus, DCWV card stock, nesties, holly embossing folder, MS doillie punch, flowers, spacers, gems, ribbon, charm, sentiment craftwork cards. I coloured the fliowers with promarkers to match the papers as I didn't have any red ones, (need them!!).

This is one of the cards I am making for my mum to send to some her friends, she has a cocker spaniel and so do many of her friends that she meets up with when walking her dog Poppy, so I thought this would be perfect for her to send to them!! 

I'm off to have a play with some new digi stamps , thanks for stopping by,

Angela  xx

Kraftin' Kimmie's New Stamps ......

Kraftin' Kimmie has just released her very own range of super cute stamps!!!  This is Charlotte, from the moonlight whispers range and she comes with another smaller accessory stamp (doll), I  also ordered Francesca, they are available exclusively in the UK from Elaine at Quixotic Paperie, the second stamp should arrive later this week when more stock is available!!  Charlotte is perfect for colouring with promarkers/copics, the quality is excellent, and a clear & crisp image too!!  Kimmi is also starting a new weekly challenge blog, you can find out more about it here!!

I have made this card for the following challenges,

Papertake Weekly sketch 25, sponsored this week by Kathe from The Angell Company.

The Pink Elephant Challenge 53 "black, orange, purple & white" this weeks prize is from Betty the Scrappy Witch.

Passion for Promarkers week 20,  any colours & 3 different shapes (not including the card base), 2 papers, 1 ribbon, sponsored by Letraset.

I have coloured Charlotte with promarkers (orchid, lavender,lilac, bright orange, apricot, honeycomb, oatmeal, black), copic spica glitter pens, papers are PM Trick or Treat, MS doillie punch, ribbon, charm sentiment is craftwork cards.  I have rectangles, oval and scalloped edges so I'm hoping that will count as my 3 shapes.

Philip is very much the "superstar" at nursery,  he has his first birthday party ivitation for a joint  birthday party next week, so I have made this for one of the girls as she has the most gorgeous curly red hair!!  Philip has also started to bring home "fan mail" from his little friends who draw pictures for him!!  He was surrounded by little girls in Tesco's tonight, calling his name they were as excited as he was!!  I think I will have to watch him!!

Hope you have had a good day, thanks for stopping by,

Angela xx

Top 5 at Passion for Promarkers!!

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Santa with Lantern .....

This is my card for the Sugar Nellie challenge on SCS, its the first time I have posted on there, so fingers crossed that my card is in the right gallery!!!  lol

I have used sugar nellie Santa with Lantern, coloured with promarkers, flower soft polar white for the fur trim, stickles glitter glue, papers are kaiser kraft, snowflake punches, pearls, nesties, snowflake embossing folder.

I think ther's just time to finish off the ironing at least then it will be out of the way and I can make my cards tomorrow without feeling guilty!!

Angela  xx

Sketch and Stash and Just magnolia .......

This is my card for Sketch and Stash challenge 20 sponsored this week by The Creative Cottage and Just Magnolia week 25 the monthly challenge of handmade flowers, sponsored by Simon Says Stamp $50 voucher for their online store.

I have coloured Tilda with Candy Cane with promarkers as usual, sakura stadust for her wings, the papers are my new Bo Bunny Tis the Season papers, DCWV card stock, nesties, snow embossinf folder, ribbon, charm, retro flower punches, pearls, gems, sentiment is from Magnolia.

It has been a crisp bright day today, so managed to get a few outside jobs done and my car has had a good clean at last, I know it won't last long!!

Hope you had a good weekend,

Angela  xx


  I have just got my little girl Lucy to pick the lucky winner of my little Halloween Candy giveaway  .....

The lucky winner is ............................................

Congratulations!!!  If you e-mail me your address I will get  your candy in the post!! 

Have a great weekend,

Angela  xx

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Another Triple Challenge .....


I have made this card for the following challenges;

Anyone for Anya challenge, this is the fab sketch they have provided for inspiation this week.

Papertake Weekly is a colour theme of "black, white + 1 other colour". The sponsor this is week is Simon Says Stamp, with a fab $25 voucher for their on-line store.

Basic Grey Challenges week 4 "embossing".

I have coloured Miss Anya with promarkers, stickles sequin glitter glue, glossy accents, papers are BG Eva, DCWV card stock,  cuttlebug paisley embossing folder, ribbon, sentiment is craftwork cards. I have lightly sanded the embossed panel to highlight the gorgeous paisley pattern.

Thanks for stopping by,

Angela xx

Frosty the Snowman .....


I have used another of my new stamps I bought at Harrogate for this card, it is a Little Claire Designs stamp called "warming my cockles".  I have coloured him with promarkers (apricot & cool aqua), flower soft polar white, stickles stardust glitter glue, papers are BG urbain prairie & archaic, DCWV card, glossy accents, sizzix decorative border sizzlit, flower punches, pearls, ribbon, sentiment is craftwork cards.

I am entering this card into the following challenges;

Sketch Saturday sketch 70, I have used the fab sketch, I do love these nice simple ones that you can quickly make a card with!! This week the sponsor is The Craft Barn, kadoodle stamp "boules de Noel".

Passion for Promarkers week 19 colours "apricot & cool aqua" and flowers, I think these colours work wekk together. Sponsored this week by Craft Obsessions, a Martha Stewart cosmos flower punch.

A Spoonful of Sugar challenge 71, "christmas", sponsored by Belle's & whistles this week, 2 gorgeous stamps, little witch, scarecrow & little wizard.

The Pink Elephant challenge 24, something with dots, punch and a tag. Their will be 2 lucky winners this week Your Next Stamp is sponsoring this challenge. (I have spots on the snow background of the stamp, flower punches, seniment tag.)

Thanks for stopping by,

Angela  xx