Monday, 30 November 2009

So sorry for the lack of posting, but have been busy all weekend, I didn`t even get time to complete any challenges. I only managed to make 2 things this weekend, christmas card for SIL and a wallet for the theatre tickets we brought for gifts.
One good thing is I spent a lovely time with family, so it was well worth it. Sorry the photos didn`t come out too good, the light wasn`t very good when I took these.

This card is for one of the SIL`s The background paper is DCWV Christmas wishes, the stripy paper is holiday joy by paper adventures and the image/sentiment was free from a docrafts mag, ribbons, flowers and brads were from my stash.
This wallet, I made to put some theatre tickets inside. I used red cardstock as a base added DCWV christmas wishes paper(layered ontop of green card) The white and green card I punched a scalloped edge. The seasons greetings sentiment is a fabric sticker from lakeland(1 or 2 years ago) and the stamped sentiment is from see-dees fun christmas stamps.
Hope you all had a great weekend and catch u all later, Val xxx

Friday, 27 November 2009

Good morning everyone!

Well I haven`t anything to show you at the moment, sorry!. I`ve been trying , I promise, to get around to do aleast just one project, but with kids clubs and parties etc etc etc it`s been a bit hectic.

I`ve tried to get away to my little space in the corner, but as soon as I start something, somebody needs driving somewhere or something crops up. With the christmas season upon us, it`s going to get worse, i`m sure.

I`m going to try my hardest to get one challenge done over the weekend, so hoping I can show you something on Monday. Hope everyone has a great weekend. Val xxx

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

A spoonfull of sugar challenge #79 colour combo

Good morning all!

Well the sun is finally out..YAHOO!!!.

I didn`t do any crafting yesterday, but have been trying to catch up with reading all of you bloggers out there. I made this card for 2 challenges

1...aspoonfullofsugarchallenge. colour combo of brown and either blue or pink.

2..mojomonday sketch layout #114
For the card I used:
1. light brown bazzil card
2. layed blue/white/brown card (think this was from DCWV)
3. punched two scalloped boarders in blue and brown card.
4. layered blue patterned card(DCWV?) onto brown card.
5.coloured in digi stamp from pollycraft with promarkers and layered this onto brown and blue card.
6. added ribbon, bow to top of card, ribbons and buttons to mat and stitched around the card and mats.
Anyway, hope everyone is fine and dandy and catch you all later.

Monday, 23 November 2009

Wendys Mrs Tilly Claus challenge # 2

Good afternoon everyone, well I managed to get around what I needed to do and as it was chucking it down again, I decided to look for another challenge, before the school run.

I found challenge #2 by wendy at digital-doodling and so got to work. There is some lovely candy up for grabs for the lucky winner, so why not have a go.

Ingredients used for the card:Mrs Tilly Claus digi stamp(free download from wendys digital doodling), Pink bazill card, DCWV christmas wishes paper, Brads glitter snowflakes and fibres from my own stash.
Just to add a quick note to Wendy, that I didn`t follow a current sketch, just the image and glitter.

The secret crafter saturday challenge# 59

Good morning everyone. Just a quick post today, as i`m very behind with everything. Didn`t it just chuck down over the weekend, I feel so sorry for people who have been flooded and lost everything. Not good, with christmas coming up aswell.
I made this little calendar for my in-laws for a little tree gift. They are very much into their caravan and when it warms up, they try to grab any chance they can and go caravanning. I`m also going to put this into the secret crafter saturdaychallenge # 59, make a calendar.
Ingrediants etc.:
1. I layered green bazzill cardstock and some green backing paper for the backing
2. next chalked green and blue for the sky and grass onto white card.
3. stamped the car and caravan onto another white piece of card coloured with promarkers, then cut out and glued to the chalked card.
4. Marked where the shadow for the car and caravan would be and added 2010 from my stash of stickers.
5. Added a calendar.
6. Added 2 buttons with beige fibres to the corners.
Anyway hope everyone`s doing o.k and catch you all later.

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Charisma cardz challenge # 46-a sketch

Good evening everyone. I`ve been kept busy, so haven`t had time to read up on the blogs, but hoping I will catch up in a mo.
It`s my nephews birthday at the beginning of December, so being 17 it`s a bit hard to decide what to put on his card. The boy stamps that I have seem a bit young for him and the few other stamps that I have are either too girlie or too old. So off I trotted to the local craft shop and came across some halloween stamps by inkadinkado. The skull was just right for him and the double sided paper by black market paper society, suited the stamps.
I inked around the edges of the paper and lightly stamped the bat, that was included with the skull stamp. I added 4 brads(2 either side) to the top corners, then layered a strip of the other side of the paper across the bottom half. Added eyelets and threaded fibres through the eyelets, then added the sentiment in the punched circle. The skull was stamped in black, but the card I used changed the colour to a grey.
I used the charismacardz layout sketch #46 for the layout of my card, so will be forwarding this to her blog. Hope everyone is doing o.k and catch you all after the weekend. Bye for now.

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Lexis creations blue and silver challenge.

Well, it`s a wee bit windy down here in the south, but at least no rain, YET. So it was a speedy walk to school and then back to finished this card.
This is going to be for my mum as she`s into the blue and silver theme at the moment, but I thought i`d put this into the blue and silver challenge over at lexis creations. (if you click on the title of this post, it will take you straight to Lexis creations) This is her first challenge that she is setting for everyone and this will be my first challenge into blogland.
Ingrediants used: white cardstock(base)
Silver mirrorboard.
Papers from last years Dovecraft winter wonderland
stamp from` stamps happen, inc`(hobbycraft-trees)
stamp from see-ds `christmas messages#50319`(sentiment)
Snowflake, button and fibres from my own stash.
Anyway, of to do a bit of christmas shopping. Have a great day everyone, catch you all later.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Boys birthday cards.

Good morning all. The sun has finally shown his head, but it`s very blowy here, so a quick brisk walk to school, to keep warm.
2 birthdays coming up on Saturday, twin boys, both 8 years old.
So I decided to create 2 different cards for them. Very simple ones, but still happy with them.
The little footballer was a digi stamp from Pollycraft and just want to thank Paula so much with her help and the little skateboarder was from the jolly nation range. The papers used were offcuts from my mountain of leftovers that I never seem to throw away( I`m such a hoarder). Anyway must get on and do the housework :0( have a great day, catch you all later.

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Good morning all!
Just a quick card today, that I made late last night. This is for no one in particular, but i`m enjoying my cardmaking soooo very much, that I just love to muck around and see what I can come up with.
Sorry I can`t remember what papers these are, as i`m trying to use some of the papers I already have, but I know there are soo many new touchy feely papers out there that I really want, but have to stop myself. The mulberry flower and brad are also from my own stash and the sentiment I handwrote. i`ve also stitched around the 2 mats at the back.
Hope you`re all doing o.k and catch you all later. xxx

Monday, 16 November 2009

Second post of the day, so I thought I would show you a scrapbook page that I had completed. The papers were from DCWV, I think(i`ve had them for some time, so not sure) and the giraffe I paper pieced myself without any templates. Paper flower and button embellishments from my own stash and the letters were cut on my cricut, using the george and basic cartridge. Then zig-zag stitching around the edge of the page and photo mat. Quite a simple page, but very effective I think.
In my haste this morning I posted my cp card for the card swap and forgot to take a pic, so sorry can`t show you this.
Good Morning all.
Well what a weekend it`s been, rain,wind,rain,wind etc etc.... I didn`t get too much crafting done as I was busy with family, but managed another teachers` christmas present. Just like the other one I will add a choccie bar and hot choc or herb tea.
Anyway off to do my card swap challenge over at the cp site. I have one made up already, but want to try something else and then decide which one to send. Hope you are all o.k and catch u later, Val.

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Gooood morning everyone. Today is another wet and windy day, so hoping to do some more cards :0) and maybe another teachers christmas gift. As I was up early I decided to make these 2 cards to go into my christmas box, so hoping I will eventually have enough cards to send off.

This card was created using a tilda stamped image that I brought as a set. As I have just started stamping, I brought some images already stamped for me. I used 3 different DCWV christmas papers, stitching, ribbon and present embellishment from my own stash. The sentiment was embossed using a free stamp from the do-craft magazine.
This card I used Dovecraft winter wonderland papers, bazzil pale blue cardstock and stamped 3 christmas penguines using the few stamps that I have, from hobbycraft. I embellished the card with fibres, snowflake tile and gems from my own stash.

Friday, 13 November 2009

What a morning!, rain, rain and yes you`ve guessd it..... more rain!. So looks like a day of crafting for me :0). Just finished this card this morning, i`d started before taking the kids to school, so managed to just finish it now. I`m really enjoying getting back to my cardmaking at the moment, especially the stamping, which I hadn`t tried before last week and also using buttons and ribbons and sewing onto the cards. Now I must get back, but will catch u all later after the weekend. Have a good one ;0).

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Good morning everyone. Just to a quick one to show you what I made yesterday for a christmas gift for one of the teachers. It`s not complete yet, have to add chocolate bar :0) and maybe a hot choccie or herb tea, but most of it`s complete as you can see.
The ideas are not mine, I have sarah (rainmac) to thank for the calendar idea and also Helen(its all a fiddle fart) and sarah again for the fridge magnet peg idea. The post it note holder came from Emma(lady and the stamp). BIG BIG thanks go to these lovely ladies, for sharing their ideas.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Well was up at the crack of dawn this morning and almost finished the housework, I say that but there`s always something lurking around the corner with my 2 little angels (bless them !)

So thought I just do a bit of blog hopping(think that`s what it`s called, but still new to this blogging larky!) and came across a lovely lady called lesley. Her creations are fabby and what a bonus, she`s got some blog candy YUM YUM!(shown above), which i`ve put on my side bar. Anyway I finished my first challenge from the crafty place site late last night, called "anything goes", but can`t show it just yet as it`s not due to be sent off to the recipent for a few days. So will show it to you in a few days, once i`ve sent it off. Off now to finish housework, catch u all later.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Just a quick one today. I popped down to the town this morning and dropped into the local craft shop. Although not massive and they only seem to have a few selected lines I managed to get hold of a sheet of acrylic stamps and this flower lady was one of them. I used scraps of papers that I already had and stitched around the edge of the card and around the edges of the 2 mats. Then used buttons for some of the corners and scraps of ribbons for the bottom of the card. I haven`t put a sentiment on yet, as I only have a limited amount of stamps, so will wait until I can get hold of one on-line.

Monday, 9 November 2009

Another 2 christmas cards finished this morning. The first red one I layered 2 patterned papers and sewn around the smaller mats edge onto the larger mat and stamped merry christmas. I stuck ribbon down the edge of the paper and placed the stamped image on top. Finished off with 3 gem stones along the bottom.

This card I dry embossed the top half with snowflakes and dots around the edge, chalked light blue over the top. Then covered the bottom half with blue snowflake paper, sewn around the edge of the paper with a zig-zag stitch. The added silver and organza blue ribbon across the middle and placed my stamped penguine image on top. Finished off with gemstones along the bottom and side.

My first stamped card.

Good morning everyone. Have been busy over the weekend with family, so didn`t get much crafting done. Over the weekend I created my first stamped card, which i`m pretty pleased with. I`d never tempted to stamp before as i`m not exactly the best of artists, so didn`t think my inking and colouring would be up to much scratch. I have been inspired by so many beautiful cards using stamps and inks, that I took the plunge and this is the result.

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Afternoon all, finished another christmas card, this one is going to be for one of the teachers at the end of term. Although i`m not to sure about how the sentiment on it, turned out. Sorry the picture isn`t very clear but I had stitched and inked around the edge and the gingerbread man is a handcut pattern that I did using a paper template from

I thought it was about time I made a start on my christmas cards. I`ve left it a bit later then I was hoping, but i haven`t been able to get to my stash. so here`s the first one I made last night.

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Good morning everyone. Well i`m now starting to shift through my stash of goodies, after bringing everything down from storage. I`ve come across quite a few handmade cards and some paperbag albums that I made last year and will gradually be posting these off to craftygranny and Ikkie, from the m.s.e site. The cards I have sorted out for Ikkie and the christmas paperbag album will be going to craftygranny. I`ve still some sorting through, so over time I will be sending these off.

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Shirleys lovely candy

To celebrate a year blogging and her birthday, Shirley is giving everyone a chance to win some gorgous candy. Pop over to her blog for more details.
Well today I put the last of the shelves up in my little crafting corner. In the other corner of the diningroom I also have a chest of drawers, so quite a bit of storage, but I know this still won`t be enough :0). So on to the very important part, unpacking it all. CHRISTMAS has finally arrived, yahooooo!!!!!!!

Monday, 2 November 2009


Good morning everyone. Thought I`d share some of the cards I am hoping to post to the cards for Alicia appeal. These were made some time ago and as I can`t get to my stash at the mo ( it`s packed away) I am hoping these will go towards the appeal.

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Dressing up for halloween

Well I`ve been pretty busy, with halloween and sorting out my crafting space.
Both of my squirts went to Dover castle, Saturday night for a spooooky! halloween tour with nan. So on friday they decided they did want to dress up. I managed to get hold of a little devil outfit for one of them and decided to make a cape for the other one. Using the cape from the devil outfit as a pattern, I managed make another cape in black and they both had a ball.
My crafting space is now sorted, although a LOT smaller then the spare bedroom, I now have to sort out some sort of storage. I have a few ideas, but this may take some time to sort out.