Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Teddy Bo Challenge # 11

Good afternoon everyone on this very fine and sunny day, although this morning it was pouring down with hailstones thrown in, but now its a beautiful day, fingers crossed it will last!

The challenge at Teddy Bo this week is 'Shaped Cards' which I am really pleased about as it gives me chance to use my latest purchase from Which Craft, these fabulous Elegant Step Cards and at £6.99 for a pack of 10 they are really good value.  They are a dream to use and so much choice of different shapes of cards, make sure you have a peek, you won't be disappointed! 

For this card I used 'Strawberry Picking' Teddy Bea,
 she is coloured using Prisma pencils.
The lush papers are a freebie from Raspberry Road - Wild Strawberries
The gorgeous flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts
The strawberry sentiment is Magnolia
'For you' sentiment and tag - Lili of the Valley
Leaves are Marianne Die LR0156
Ribbon from stash

Hope you enjoy the rest of your day and thanks for dropping by!


Monday, 30 May 2011

Christening Card

Good evening everyone and gosh I can't believe I am here again so soon, 2 cards in as many days, I must be on a roll..
... lol!!  
My card today is a commissioned Christening card and again I have used the delicious Girl's Paperie Vintage Whimsy...........I must try and find some more of this lovely paper.

The image is of course Lili of the Valley coloured with Promarkers.
Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts
Beautiful filigree corner is again Wild Orchid Crafts
Martha Stewart border punch
Ribbon and lace from stash
Sentiment created on PC

Another miserable day weatherwise but ................ it's going to warm up by weekend, yayy!!

Thanks for calling by today, enjoy the rest of your day


Sunday, 29 May 2011

Sunday Sketch and Stamp Challenge # 57

Hello again everyone, hope you are all well and enjoying the Bank Holiday weekend and fitting lots of crafting in!!  At least the weather has improved a little, the rain seems to have stopped and we have seen some sun in Cheshire but its its still a wee bit chilly!

Well it's challenge time again at Sunday Sketch and Stamp and this week we have a fabulous sketch by Gry and this is my DT contribution for the challenge.  Make sure you hop on over and take a look at the fab DT entries.  

The fabby papers are Echo Park Springtime
Image - Lili of the Valley Dandelion Clock
Image coloured with Promarkers
Sentiment - Kaisercraft, Mini Clear Stamps - Birthday

I am also entering this card for challenge # 98 over at Lili of the Valley this week which is I Believe in Fairies

That's it for now, thanks for dropping by, your visit is very much appreciated!


Barbara xx

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Challenge #107 Magnolia and Hanglar and Stanglar

Good morning everyone, hope you are all well and not too wet with the miserable weather we are having, where has our summer gone??

Well onto this card and its my entry for the Magnolia and Hanglar & Stanglar Challenge #107 this week which is a fab sketch by Donalda.  I have wanted this stamp for ages, I think she is so beautiful, she is Hawaiian Flower Tilda. I have coloured her with Prisma pencils and although you can't see it very well on the photo she is covered in Star Dust glitter (the light isnt brilliant for taking good photos today).

The gorgeous paper is Vintage Whimsy by the girls paperie
Flowers from Wild Orchid
Butterfly punch by Martha Stewart
Lace and rhinestones from stash (oops, just noticed 2 little stones missing from butterfly body!)

I am also entering this card in the following challenge:

Thats it for today folks, thanks for dropping by and enjoy the rest of your day!


Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Step Card for Jack

Good evening everyone, hope you are all well and not too wet after all the rain we have had.  Hopefully it's going to brighten up a bit towards weekend, so the forecasters say .............. hmm........ well we shall see!

Seems ages since I last blogged, probably because it is ... lol.... !!!  So much going on at home at the moment, time just slips away and before you know it the weekend is creeping up again.

Well onto this card I made for a friend of ours who has just given birth to a baby boy. I have been itching to use these scallop step cards since I got them from Which Crafts and boy did I have fun making this one!  The cute images are Elines Babies Itty Bitty Nursery from Cuddly Buddly. The paper is from my stash, sentiment done on PC and letters done on Cuttlebug.

I am entering this card in the Fun with Shapes and More Challenge #83 and the theme this week is 'Congratulations'

Apologies for the poor quality of photos, not much sunshine here in Cheshire today!  Well thats all from me for today, thanks for stopping by.


Monday, 9 May 2011

Ooops nearly forgot this one!!

Hello there everyone, hope you are all well.   What a strange day its been today weatherwise, Don had an appointment at a hospital near Leek today.  It was beautiful when we left home this morning, we had a nice pub lunch before going to the appointment and as we left the hospital the sun was still beating down.  As we headed towards home we could see really heavy dark clouds ahead of us, looked in my rear view mirror and all I could see was sun and blue sky!  As we got nearer to home the sky was getting darker and darker, then the heavens opened, torrential rain and hailstones, then forked lightning and thunder.  We reached home and had to sit in the car for about 20 minutes, we couldnt get out of the car, we would have been soaked to the skin!  As I am sat here now though, the sun is shining again with a cloudless blue sky!  I know we needed some rain but I think this is a case of be careful what you wish for!!

Anyway, enough waffling from me, onto this card which I made weeks ago and forgot all about it!  I think I made it for a challenge but I missed the deadline..... duh!! so it was put on one side and abandoned.  Not for long though as it was granddaughter Jessica's birthday in April and this card was ideal for her.

The image is of course one of the fab Teddy Bea digi stamps and as a change from Promarkers I used Prisma pencils to colour her.  I just adore these little bears, there are oodles to choose from and they are a dream to colour.  The papers are Eline's Huis Roses are Red and the lovely postcard, which has been distressed with Tim Holtz Antique Linen, is from Lili of the Valley new Additions stamp collection.  The sentiment I did on PC.

Well that's it for me for today, enjoy the rest of your evening and thanks for dropping by!


Saturday, 7 May 2011

Christmas in May!

Hello everyone, hope you are all well and enjoying at least a little sunshine this weekend.  Its lovely and sunny here in Cheshire at the moment but there are some dark clouds lingering around so I am sure we will have some more rain before the day is through. We needed a bit of rain... well the plants and gardens certainly do, just hope it doesnt last for weeks like it usually does..... !!

Well onto this card, I know ....... Christmas cards already, but its never too soon to start cos it soon creeps up!  The challenge over at Lili of the Valley is 'Animal Antics' and I straight away thought about this cute James bear 'Deck the Halls' image, I think he's trying to be a christmas tree don't you??

The paper is from Pepper's Christmas Party paper pack.  

Image coloured with Prisma pencils and Sansador.

I am also entering this card into Sketch n Stash Challenge #60 which this week is 'Free Choice'.  They have a fabulous selection of sketches and you just choose from the catalogue the sketch you fancy using. 
This one is sketch # 30.

Apologies for the poor photo quality, the light wasn't brilliant when I took this photo yesterday.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and thanks for your visit,
I really do appreciate it!


Sunday, 1 May 2011

Sunday Sketch and Stamp Challenge #53

Well it's Sunday again (where does the week go?) and its time for another fabulous challenge over at Sunday Sketch and Stamp. This week its my turn to provide a sketch (yayyy!! ) and this is what I came up with. This was my first ever attempt at creating a sketch and to be honest I didn't have a clue but with a bit of playing about here and there in Word I managed to cobble this one together, it's not bad for a first time effort is it? 

Onto my card and I used one of the fabulous Teddy Bo images and this one is Teddy Bea on a swing.  I love these images, they are so easy to colour.  This one I have coloured with Prisma's for a change, I love my Promarkers but sometimes I just like the softer finish that can be achieved with the Prisma pencils.  The paper is Prima Sparkling Spring, the punched border is Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page Vintage Floral.  The flowers are the beautiful new Sweetheart Blossom from Wild Orchid Crafts and the ribbon is Tulip Pink seam binding from The Ribbon Girl.  Sentiment I have had ages, don't know the make, sorry!  Buttons and pearl brad from stash.

Make sure you pop across to Sunday Sketch and Stamp and see the beautiful creations from the DT and there are some fab prizes to be had, so why not give my sketch a whirl?

Thats it for now, hope you all enjoy the rest of the long weekend, the weather has been glorious but its a tad breezy, hope tomorrow is a little calmer.