Saturday, 25 April 2009

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes

The challenge at PBSC is 'Anything Goes' - which means you can do anything as long as it incorporates a Penny Black image. This is my entry for the challenge.

Another 18th Card

I thought I would try to edge away from my usual pinks, greens and browns. These colours are way out of my comfort zone, but I quite like the finished effect. The image is another one of the Holly and Madison range from Charmed Cards & Crafts, I love their fantastic downloads and they have a great range of stamps too, although I haven't tried any of those (yet!). The background paper is from my stash, haven't a clue what make it is, the heart is a Nesite cut on the Cuttlebug, the clear plastic flower is also from my stash and the leaf branch is Leone Em Ash punch. I love decorating the insides of cards now as well as the front, its much more exciting than a boring old plain paper insert!

April is a busy month for birthdays in our family so the last few weeks I have been busy crafting plus keping up with Don's various hospital appointments, sometimes I don't know if I'm coming or going. The time goes so fast, can't believe we are almost into May already!

I have a few more cards to post here on my blog so keep checking back and thanks for looking.

18th Birthday Card

This card I have made for my granddaughter Jessica's 18th birthday which is today. The image is from Charmed Cards & Crafts - Holly & Madison. I have coloured the image using Prismas and Sansador. I made the flower using my Nesties Scalloped Circles, sentiment done on PC. The hearts inside were made using my Nesties Hearts.

Monday, 20 April 2009

Just Magnolia Challenge #1

The first challenge this week for 'Just Magnolia' is a sketch and this is my entry. This was a lovely sketch and the card just came together so well. The paper I have used is Basic Grey Bittersweet, the flowers I made using my scalloped circle nesties and the leaves are Leone Em Ash punch. Tilda is coloured using Prisma pencils and Sansador and I had to give this little Tilda a mouth, her face looked a little 'blank' to me!

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Springy Tilda!!

Isn't this Tilda just sooo cute! This card is for Abbie my granddaghter who will be 12 next week, she is a very 'girly' girl so I am sure she will love this.

My New Nesties!

This card I made using my new nesties I have been saving my pennies for, the classic squares and hearts. Next on my wish list are the labels nesties, there are so many scrummy ones, I want them all! This stamp is of course a Penny Black - T.L.C. The sentiment is a rub-on and the text inside was done on PC.

Tuesday, 7 April 2009


I just had to share with you these beautiful daffodils and would you believe they are Tesco £1 daffs! They smell lovely too, I keep catching a whiff now and again, a lovely reminder that Spring really is here.

cuttlebug Spot Challenge # 25 - Easter Treat Containers

The challenge this week on Cuttlebug Spot is to make an Easter Treat Container and this is my entry. I made 30 of these little baskets, each contains a Cadbury's cream egg. I made them for the special needs children at the local school, their little faces when they saw them was worth every effort that went into making them. Had to be something quick and simple and this fitted the bill perfectly.

Monday, 6 April 2009

Z Fold Cards

I made a couple of Z Fold cards following a fab video tutorial by Linda Duke. The pink and cream card is for my sister's birthday next week and the cream one I was just playing around with my Cuttlebug folders using Swiss Dots and Paisley. Something different