Thursday, 30 October 2008

Cute Card Thursday - Cheers

"Congratulations and jubilations
I want the world to know I'm happy as can be"
Cliff Richard - Congratulations

Another post this week and it's Cute Card Thursday. I love this little bear, in fact I love all the Forever Friends range of stamps, they are so nice to watercolour.

Ingredients: Stamps: Forever Friends and My Favourite Things, Card stock: Craft Creations, Costco and Stampin-up, Odds and ends: Corner punch, hole punch, ribbon and stickles.

Thanks for looking.

Gill x

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Cuttlebug Challenge #5

Just a quick post for the Cuttlebug Challenge which is to use an embossed metallic finish.

Ingredients: Stamps: Sugar and Spice flowers, Happy Birthday (unknown). Card stock: Craft Creations, Odds and ends: Swiss Dots embossing folder, alcohol inks, brads and wire.

Happy Crafting.

Gill x


Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Kaboodle Challenge #9

Hi there, check out the Kaboodle challenge this week. Of course it's Halloween but they are giving a free download for the challenge. No card from me this time, instead, I have used the papers to cover a Kit-Kat for a Halloween treat. The measurements are below if anyone is interested. Please note that I have used both imperial and metric as I hate measuring in 8ths and 16ths etc. It's almost a perfect fit and will go snugly around the Kit Kat, all you need to do is stick a strip of double sided tape down the back to secure and even better still, eat it, only 107 calories.

Gill x

Saturday, 25 October 2008

Bump in the Night

"Its close to midnight and something evils lurking in the dark,
Under the moonlight you see a sight that almost stops your heart"
Michael Jackson - Thriller

Penny Black Saturday Challenge time again, don't the weeks fly by! I didn't have a Halloween or Spooky stamp so I have adapted my little fella, Dressed Up, and he certainly is right now. I have drawn a cape, given him fangs and re-designed his tie. Hope that's allowed. Thriller came to mind whilst making this card but under the moonlight, the only sight that will make my heart stop is that he is so darn cute.

Ingredients: Stamps: Penny Black 'Dressed Up' and Printworks Clearly Defined 'Halloween Treats'. Paper and Ribbon: from stash. Bits and Bobs: Liquid Pearls, Dimensional Glaze, Brads.

Fangs for looking and enjoy your weekend.

Gill x

Friday, 24 October 2008

Friday Sketchers No. 25

"And all the leaves on the trees are falling
To the sound of the breezes that blow"
Van Morrison - Moondance

When I saw the Friday Sketchers this week I knew it was the perfect sketch for me to use a cute image I bought at Ally Pally from Dimensions Fourth and once it was made, Moondance came to mind.

Ingredients: Stamps: Dimensions Fourth, Papers: Costco and Stampin-up, Bits and Bobs: Prima Flowers, Papermania Brads, Dimensional Glaze, Faux Stitching.
Thanks for looking and have a great weekend.
Gill x

Saturday, 18 October 2008

Sketch Saturday #21

Hi there, time for Sketch Saturday again and here's my entry. I thought I would try out another embossing folder before the cobwebs start to appear. I think I'll use this one a lot but won't sand so hard next time. I actually made holes where the snow appears, so I covered them up with some dimensional paint.

Ingredients: Stamp: Lily of the Valley Papers: Core'dinations and Stampin -up

Have a great weekend.

Gill x

Thursday, 16 October 2008

Cute Card Thursday (Autumn)

When I saw this challenge I knew I had to do it. I love leaves and Autumn colours and had recently been messing around with these particular stamps on another card.

Ingredients: Stamps: Great Impressions and Clarity Inks: Adirondack 'Cabin Fever' and Distress Ink 'Tea Dye' Cardstock: Stampin-up.

Thanks for looking.

Gill x

Monday, 13 October 2008

Spiral Whisper challenge

My stamps have finally arrived and now I can do my first Spiral Whisper Challenge. Marvin on a Vine is his name. After I watercoloured him, I had the idea of running a vine through the centre of the card and I got so carried away with it that I forgot there should be a sentiment there too. So my sentiment is at the bottom of my main image, hope thats OK.

Thanks for looking.

Gill x

Saturday, 11 October 2008

Thanks a Bunch!

The weekend's here again and time for the Penny Black challenge with a nice easy theme, Thanks a Bunch. If any of the ladies, and Stan, from Larkswood Art are looking, you may recognise this style of card. Anyway, have a great weekend and thanks for looking.

Gill x

Monday, 6 October 2008

House Mouse Challenge

Just a quickie today. The House Mouse Challenge. Didn't have a Halloween stamp in the range so I improvised with my favourite versatile mouse stamp and some corn candy (I think that's what they are called) rub-ons.

Happy Crafting.

Gill x

Saturday, 4 October 2008

Sketch Saturday #19

Back again with another challenge. This time it's for Sketch Saturday and yes, it's another Halloween card. The main image is from Stamps by Judith, available from Stamp Addicts. You may remember I used the legs with a parcel stamp on a card back in August. The good thing is I have at last let my spider web embossing folder see the light of day. I have lots of embossing folders but don't use them as much as I should so I'm looking forward to the new Cuttlebug Challenge blog getting into full swing to give me some more ideas.

Thanks for stopping by.

Gill x

Penny Black Challenge No. 17

The first of, hopefully, two posts today, well it is World Card Making Day today. Firstly a warm welcome to my newest followers and, of course, my oldies but goodies. Secondly, a wonderful sketch from the Penny Black Challenge this week, so here's my card. Isn't this just the cutest image from the 'Christmas Critters' T for Transparent range. Bought those at Ally Pally last week, amongst a thousand and one other things. I'm off now to do another challenge so see ya later.

Enjoy your weekend and World Card Making Day.

Gill x