Friday, 26 February 2010

CubScout scrappage

Good afternoon to you all! Well i`ve been a bit busy this morning with running around and finishing of my scrap-page for my 2010 album. After spending the morning up the allotment yesterday, I was shattered to say the least, but pleased with what I acheived.

Today is not a card but my page of my youngest being invested into the cubs (very proud mummy!), apologise but I had to wipe out the other faces, but hope you understand. I used some scout papers that I got from America along time ago and it`s a shame that the print doesn`t show up in the photo, as it`s a faint fleur print. I wanted to keep this very simple so the photo is centre of attention. Anyway that`s me for the weekend, have a great one everyone and catch you on Monday. hugs Val xxx

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Mother`s Day card

Good morning all and what a bright and chilly morning it is. I`ll be kept busy from now on with the allotment as well as my cardmaking and scrapbooking and i` hoping to get up to the allotment this morning to check it out. If I remember to take my camera, i`ll take some pics of the forest of weeds that`ll be up there.
Anyway onto todays card, which is for Mother`s Day for one of the 2 mums. This card i`m putting forward for M.S.E challenge - Mother`s Day, the secret crafter saturday challenge -Mother`s Day, lexis creations - anything goes.
The papers are BG nook & pantry, the image is sugar nellie called `demure` the ribbon, letter stickers, flowers and chain are from my stash and the pearl pin and heart charm are RAK`s from my card swap partner sarah, thanks Sarah.
I must go now as so much to do and so little time!
Hugs Val xxx

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Winter wonderland card

Good morning everyone, well at least it`s not raining today, yet! Well, back in the swing of things, boys and hubby back to school and work ( well yesterday) and spent yesterday spending the day trying to sort and arrange everything back to normality, after the half term break.
I made my card for the winter wonderland christmas blog challenge, where there is a great sketch for you to follow. I used a great digi stamp from karens doodles, printed this out twice, coloured with my promarkers and layered the singing birds on top of each other. The papers are DCWV christmas wishes and embellishments and ribbon from my stash.
YES! another crimbo card done!
Hugs Val xxx

Monday, 22 February 2010

Wags and Whiskers Birthday Card

Afternoon all, sorry another post for today, but thought i`d show off a card that I have just finished for a friend of my son, whose birthday is this coming sunday.
This was a very quick card for me, as I usually spend so much time deciding on the image and trying to get the papers to match. The image is my new wags and whiskers stamp called Super Ryan, the sentiment is from a postmark set from Whimsy stamps, the papers are BG Lime Rickey and s.e.i paisley and petals and the buttons and metal star embellishment are from my stash.
I`ve got my scrappage to finish tonight ( I hope) and then onto a challenge card or two.
Catch you all later, hugs Val xxx

Good morning everyone and hope you had a good weekend. I had such a great long weekend break with hubby and the kids, it was wonderful spending time. Although we didn`t go away it was fun just spending time together. I didn`t get around to doing any crafting, but thought i`d share the cards I swapped with my february swap partner Sarah over at the crafty place.
The top one with tilda, is the one that Sarah sent me, isn`t it gorgeous. It`s now pride of place on my shelf. The duck card is the card I sent Sarah, I hope you like it Sarah.
Anyway i`m off to see what challenges lay ahead, if I can manage to catch up with with all the blogs.
Hugs Val xxx

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

No card for today.

Good morning everyone, no card to show today, as I was working on my card swap and can`t post this until I know my swap partner, Sarah, has received it. I won`t be posting anything until after the weekend as hubby is off for a very long weekend, but I will be lurking around, trying to keep up and reading the other blogs. Take care and have a great weekend. Hugs Val xxx

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

3 Challenges in one card.

Good morning everyone and hope you`re keeping warm and dry. Wet and windy here and the dog needed to go to the vets early this morning for his yearly jab. So we walked down the town inbetween showers and had a nice stroll back along the beach. He was such a good lad, laid down while we waited and sat still for the vet ( very proud). The boys also had a sleep over at nanny and grandads last night and just received a call to ask if they could sleep over tonight aswell. Well I couldn`t let this oppotunity pass me by, so I said yes. But no rest for the wicked, I still have to go shopping at some point and stock up, before the lads come back and raid the cupboards again!.
Anyway i`m entering this card into 3 challenges
1.winter wonderland christmas blog challenge-use colours satsuma, gold and chocolate.
2.sketch and stash challenge - use the sketch they`ve provided
3.lexis creations - Use spots or stripes.
The papers are some old K & Co papers that i`ve had for ages that came in a big box of 200. The image and sentiment stamp, i`m not sure where these are from as the makers name isn`t on the stamp now. The flowers I diecut and used brads for the middle.
The colours make for an unusual colour combo for christmas, makes me think of that famous chocolate orange ball, but they seem to work and it`s one less card to make for christmas.

Monday, 15 February 2010

sugar bowl challenge card

Good morning everyone and hope you are all well.
Today I want to show you a card that I created for the sugar bowl blog
card challenge, using their sketch. The other conditions are to use a sugar nellie stamp and use 3 flowers, 2 brads and 1 button somewhere on the card.
So I used my new april showers nellie stamp and coloured using my promarkers, BG sugar rush papers and die cut 4 flowers(layered 2 together to create 3 flowers), used 2 flower/star brads for the centre of 2 of the flowers and 1 button for the centre of the other flower. I`ve also punched a boarder to go down the side of the image.
Catch you all later, hugs Val xxx

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Charisma Male challenge

Good afternoon all! Hope you`re all keeping warm on this very chilly day.
Today I thought i`d share a card i`m going to put forward for the charismacardz. challenge, MALE. I know some people have a challenge with male cards, but I really don`t have much of a choice when it comes to male cards, as I have a houseful of the species. Anyway, I used a new stamp I received from lili of the valley and used that. Coloured with my promarkers and used some masculine papers, that i`m still trying to use up, so not too sure where these are from. The buttons and fibres are from my stash. I`ve also inked around the edges of the mats and stitched around the edge (although this isn`t really clear)
I`m now off to try and catch up with you lot and see what you`ve been up to.
Hugs Val xxx

Thursday, 11 February 2010

`Sit` doggy scrapbook page.

Well, what a morning we`ve had, SNOW, SNOW and yes more SNOW. The boys are even fed up with it now and with no school today and maybe tomorrow, looks like a day for playing games, t.v and homework (what a cruel mother I am, he he!)
So of course i`m in my crafting mood, apart from the occasional "mum what can I have to eat" (which feels like every half hour, growing lads, ehh!), but I was able to finish off another page for my scrapbook.
I came across a scrapping blog called creative scrappers with some great layouts to use. Some of the spreads that others have done are absolutley wonderful, pure magic, so have decided to join in for this weeks sketch.
Some of the papers are K & Co, but others i`m not too sure, I also used my cricut to cut the bracket, the title and the snowflake/flower. The ribbon is from my stash and have stitched around some of the matting.
My `subject` is my very bouncy, very energetic 16 month old bow wow called mack, isn`t he just a cutie, I think so anyway, but i`m biased. I was very fortunate, to take this pic, as you can imagine a lively collie sitting still for a second, it`s just priceless.
Anyway enough for now. Hugs Val xxx

Wednesday, 10 February 2010


Well i`ve finally done it! I`ve actually managed to do my first page for this years album. Pleased with the end result, as I haven`t done any scrapbooking for such a loooong time. I was a bit nervous I suppose, but once I started getting into it, I was well away. I used my bo bunny ` jack frost` papers, that i`ve had for ages and the chipboard letters were inked in white and the chipboard word`snow` was heat embossed using some hologram embossing powder, 2 or 3 times ( although this doesn`t show up in the photo). Then I punched some snowflakes and added some gems in the middle. Anyway I haven`t got around to doing anymore cards yet, so I might managed some more for the scouts to show you.
Hugs Val xxx

Monday, 8 February 2010


Good monday morning everyone and hope you`re keeping warm and dry on this nasty cold and wet day. I haven`t got around to doing any challenges yet, but have made a few more really quick cards for the cubs, this morning.
I was hoping to start on my scrapbooking sometime this week, as I had promised myself to do this, this year, just waiting for a few photos to arrive and then can start this.

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Quick Cards

Good afternoon all. It`s a tiny bit warmer here and at least it`s stopped raining, so this morning I thought I would sit down and make some quick cards. These are the ones that I made this morning with a mixture of kits( that have been in my draw since the year dot), stash swaps and other bits of stash, that I just can`t bear to throw out.
I`ve decided to donate these and any others that I make to the cub scouts that both my boys are members of. So they can sell them on, when they do their fairs and jumble sales. The group are a very busy bunch and aswell as raising money for themselves, they manage somehow to raise funds for other charities aswell. I managed to get to the craft shop in the next town and brought a mega pack of cards and envelopes, to get me started, so hoping this will keep me busy for a little while.
Hugs for now Val. xxx

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

DT call for Sophisticats

Afternoon all, just putting a topper up and not a card as I thought I would have a go at entering for a DT call over at allissa-designs. Not sure if i`m good enough to join a DT, but thought i`d give it a whirl as I love a challenge and have enough time on my hands.
Anyway why not pop over and see for yourself. Take care, hugs Val xxx

Sugar Nellie Bloom and Grow Card.

Good morning all and hope you`re keeping warm on this chilly morning.
Just wanted to show the card, I managed to finish of yesterday, using my sugar nellie stamp. I`d already coloured in the image with my promarkers, but I think my mojo was fading as I just couldn`t think how to use this on my card. So I did a bit of blog hopping and came across Debby`s blog over at A Scrap Journey(hope she doesn`t mind me mentioning her) and she made a beautiful card using a sketch for one of the challenges she was doing and this was what I ended up doing.
I used the beautiful cosmo cricket - early bird papers and the flowers I made myself using a wooden die I have and added buttons.
That`s it for now, catch you all later. Hugs Val xxx

Monday, 1 February 2010

Sugar Nellie Pet`s Corner

Good afternoon all and sorry another post for today. I thought i`d show of another of my new sugar nellie stamps. This card i`m going to put into 3 challenges

3.cupcake craft challenges. -four legged and furry

I don`t have too many stamps for male cards and this stamp is great and had so much fun colouring him in.

I used: Sugar Nellie stamp- pet`s corner

Papers - a mix of dovecraft masculine and not sure of the others.

Catch you all later. Hugs Val xxx

Sugar Nellie Dreamy Stamp

Good morning everyone and hope you had a great weekend. As usual we were kept busy with kids clubs etc, etc, so I never get much time for crafting. I`ve also started planting my seeds for my veg patch, so will update my other blog with that, hopefully today or tomorrow sometime.
Well I received one of my new stamps last week and have only just been able to play with this one. I`ve been itching to use them, but just haven`t got around to. This is not going towards any challenges, so will be looking up some more challenges, hopefully this week.
I used the new Sugar Nellie `Dreamy` girl, Papers from BG ` Sugar Rush`, Flowers from stash and also used my MS boarder punch. Hope you have a great day and catch you all later Val xxx