Saturday, 29 November 2008

Sketch Saturday #27

Just a quick post today for Sketch Saturday. The stamped image is a Forever Friends, papers and cardstock from stash and a rub-on sentiment.

Have a great weekend everyone and thanks for looking.

Gill x

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Swell News

A couple of days ago I was asked to make a 'Swell News' card for a couple who have recently found out that they are expecting a baby. I just happened to make it in lilac and teal so I am entering it into the Cute Card Thursday Challenge. The stamp set is by 'My Favourite Things' entitled 'She's having a baby', cardstock and paper from stash.

Thanks for looking.

Gill x

Saturday, 22 November 2008

It's Snowtime!

I am going to cheat a little today and double up on challenges. Yesterday I started a card for the Friday Sketchers and today I have finished it off with a Penny Black stamp so here is my effort. The Penny Black Challenge calls for 'Funky Christmas', using non-traditional colours, not sure the card is funky but the colours are non-traditional.

Have a great weekend everyone and thanks for looking.

Gill x

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Arty Girlz Challenge #61

'Today, well lived, makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope'

Hi there, back for another challenge. I have not done Arty Girlz for a while but when I saw that the challenge was either a quote or verse, I just had to do it. I have many quotation stamps and it was hard to choose but I came up with this one, it's from Clarity Stamps, so too are the leaves. I thought I would get one last Autumn leaves card in before Christmas.

Hope all is well in your neck of the woods.

Thanks for looking.

Gill x

Saturday, 15 November 2008

Penny Black - Monochromatic

Hi there.

Great challenge from Penny Black this week, monochromatic and what better colours to use than good old Black and White. It's also given me an opportunity to use my only non-cute Penny Black stamp 'flying stars'.

Ingredients: Stamp: Penny Black (of course) Card stock: Craft Creations Bits and Bobs: Score board, Birthday rub-on, organza ribbon and black stickles.

Happy crafting.

Gill x

Friday, 14 November 2008

Friday Sketchers No. 28

Have not posted this week but I thought I would have a go at the Friday Sketchers which is quite a detailed sketch. I just love the Spiral Whisper stamps and this little 'Funky Snowman' is no exception. Isn't he cute?

Ingredients: Stamp: Spiral Whisper 'Funky Snowman' Papers and card stock: Stampin-up and from stash Snowflakes and Greeting: Craftwork Cards.

Have a great weekend and thanks for looking.

Gill x

Friday, 7 November 2008

Friday Sketchers No. 27

Just a quick post for Friday Sketchers Challenge. A rather rushed card, been busy today running here there and everywhere, and also wanted to get it finished before the sun went down. The stamp is of course wonderful Milly on a Yule log by Spiral Whisper, papers from Stampin-up and stash, cuttlebug snowflake and jewelled brad.

Thanks for looking.

Gill x

Thursday, 6 November 2008

Cute Card Thursday

Here we are again, back for another Cute Card Thursday Challenge. I don't own any angel stamps but I have a couple of fairy stamps so I have chosen the elegant dreaming fairy, available from Stamp Addicts. Wish the sun would shine so that I can get a clearer photo. (my 2nd attempt now on screen)
Ingredients: Stamps: Dreaming Dairy, Judikins and Swirls, Autumn Leaves clear stamps Card stock: Stampin-up and Craft Creations Inks: Distress Ink, Shabby Shutters and Memento, Tuxedo Black Bits and Bobs: Fiskars Punch, Liquid Pearls, Prima Flowers, American Crafts ribbon and Jewels and Pearls from stash.

Thanks for looking.

Gill x

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Kreativ Blogger Award

Hi there, I was absolutely thrilled to bits to received this award from Louise (Crafty Lou) a couple of days ago.

The rules are:
1. The winner may put the logo on their blog
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award
3. Nominate 5 blogs
4. Put links to their blogs
5. Leave a message for your nominees

And in true Strictly style, (drum roll) I can now reveal, in no particular order, the five nominees for this award, and the first blog to be nominated is (long pause) Jackie, the next (you know the ropes), Kim, Kath, Claudia and Jilli.

I get inspiration from many blogs so thank you to everyone out there and a big thank you once again to Louise.

Gill x

Saturday, 1 November 2008

Sketch Saturday No. 23

Firstly I would like to say that I am honoured and thrilled to bits to be given a Kreativ Blogger award by Louise (Crafty Lou), check out her blog, it's wonderful. There are some rules involved, one of them being to nominate and pass on the award to 5 other blogs who most inspire me so with that in mind I will be back tomorrow with my choice.
Secondly, here's my entry for the Sketch Saturday No. 23 challenge. It's Coco's first sketch and I must say I thoroughly enjoyed using it, so thank you Coco.

Ingredients: Stamp: Carol's Cube by Judikins available from Stamp Addicts, Card stock: Stampin-up and Bazzill, Bits and Bobs: Ribbon from stash, stylized flowers embossing folder, circle nestabilities, dimensional paint and micro beads.

Thanks for looking.
Gill x