Di Hickman Feb no 4

I'm so daft, I made this card on time to send to Di for this week's sketch but completely forgot to send it to her! So here it is!

Thank you all the people who leave lovely comments, they are really appreciated.

Paper - Melissa Frances
Punches - Fiskars and The Punch Bunch
Photot corners - Quickutz
Pebeo Pearl touch, ribbon and flowers from stash.

Dotty and red!

My fave colour and my fave patterns in this card!

Saw this polka paper at my local garden centre and just had to get it!

Paper - unknown
Stamp - Hero Arts
Punches - The Punch Bunch and Xcut
Flowers - Prima
Brad, Ribbon and pin from stash

Di Hickman February 09 no 3

Paper and paper trim - Basic Grey
Stamp - Anna Griffin
Flower - Primaand from stash
Ribbon, string and button from stash

Friday Sketchers 39 - Man's birthday card

I'm hoping the recipient will not be checking my blog!

This card is based on the Friday Sketchers no 39 sketch. I've replaced the ovals and circles for rectangles and squares, thought it was more masculine.

Paper - HOTP
Flowers - Prima and Blooms to go
Punches - Martha Stewart, McGill, Woodware and Xcut
Ribbon, thread, buttons, stickers and eyelets from stash.
Wording computer generated on Word

Valentines cards and muffin!

Made a concerted effort this year to make and send cards out this year, a lovely excuse to show people how much they mean to me.

Here's the card I made for Tom, used the Color Inspiration on Kristina's blog for this.

Stamp - Anna Griffin
Punch - Fiskars and Woodware
Ribbon, bias binding and doily from stash

The boys and Tom made me some valentines muffins... here's the one I was presented for breakfast, still warm and gooey!

The 2 older boys got their first valentine cars this year from a secret admirer *wink*, they really enjoyed the chocolate on them!!! I think Tom is still making mine, he's preaching twice tomorrow, so I'll forgive him.

Ismaki 06 - fun and bright!

What a lovely sketch from Kiki this week, if you'd like to play along, click here.

Seeing the wonderful results of other folks using the border punches, I thought I'd wipe the dust off mine and use them. They're too pretty not to!

Thank you to the lovely Linda who gave me some lace through Crafts by Carolyn forum, such a lovely craft community, do pop over there and join in the fun!

Paper - DCWV
Stamps - Magnolia and Docrafts
Punches - Fiskars and The Punch Bunch
Flowers - Prima
Brad and lace from stash.

DCM - Oriental

How timely! The DCM challenge was to make an orintal themed card without Red and Black.

I've just got my hands on some beautiful character images that are perfect for colouring. Please watch this space for more info about them, I've got a project brewing *wink*

... let me know what you think of her!

The outline of the image of black, so hope thats ok!

Used a punch I got ages ago to put the nicks into the corners of the card squares, and then wrapped embroidery floss round it for an `oriental' feel.

And yes... I inked the ribbon! Nothing is safe from my ink pad! The knot was done by cutting a piece of the ribbon to size then knotting the longer piece round it. I was pleased with the results as it created a flatter, less bulky knot.

Paper - HOTP
Flowers - Prima
Punches - unknown
Pens/pencils - Derwent watercolour, sakura gel and souffle.
Ribbon, floss and brads from stash.

Magnolia Vs Stampavie no 20

EDIT - Sorry, its challenge no 12 not 20

Such a gorgeous colour combo was given for this challenge, how could I resist? Check it out HERE

I didn't have the exact shade of green, so I hope I'll be forgiven.

A dear Sister in my church gave me the lovely japanese papers, finally I get round to using them! I love them, I'll be using the scraps until its all gone.

Paper - Unknown
Vellum - HOTP
Stamp - Magnolia
Punch - Carl Craft, Leone Em, Martha Stewart
Pencils - Derwent Watercolour
Pebeo Pearl touch with clitter thrown on, pearl trim from stash.


I love Basic Grey, so any excuse to use these papers are very welcome!

This is based on the Basic Grey Challenge blog recent sketch challenge.

Paper - Basic Grey (Infuse)
Vellum Quote - DCWV
Brads - Basic Grey
Punch - The Punch Bunch
Flowers - Prima
Lace from stash

SALT - Discipleship

It was Hazel's turn this week to set the theme, I have to confess I've not meditated on this theme as much as I hoped to.

The reason I used the verse is as I was thinking of what to do, a song called `Take up your Cross, follow Jesus' came to mind. Have been thinking about what it means to `deny self' too.

We're still open for applicants for the Salt Design Team, please check out the details here, and if you feel inspired to take part, please let us know as we'd love to see what you create!

Paper- Basic Grey and DCWV
Stamp - Basi Grey
Punches - McGill, Leone Em, Martha Stewart and Dovecraft
Swirls - Quickutz
Flowers, key charm, string and ribbon from stash

Friday Sketchers no 37

For the last couple of weeks I have started to use these papers from Basic Grey but the BG mojo kept alluding me. I've finally been able to do it with this sketch from Friday Sketchers! woohoo! Also it's a masculine card, I really do need to make more cards for men!

Stamp - Magnolia and Hero Arts
Paper - Basic Grey
Punch - The Punch Bunch and Xcut
Pencils - Derwent watercolour
Pebeo Pearl Touch, eyelets and ribbon from stash.

DCM - patterned paper

The DCM challenge this week was to use 3 different patterned paper, and if possible from 3 different manufacturers, a double tick for me this week :)

I also tried distressing the edge of the paper with a seam picker. That's the second haberdashery tool I've been using recently, the other one being this wheely thing with points on to do faux stitching, it's fab!

I'm not convinced that my choice of papers work, they do clash slightly, I'm hoping the colours in Tilda bring them together.

Not a huge amount of snow today, enough for the odd snowball, but not sticky enough for a snowman :(

Stamp - Magnolia
Paper - Anna Griffin, HOTP and unknown
Flowers - Prima
Punch - Martha Stewart
Swirls - Quickutz
Ribbon and brads from stash

Mojo Monday sketch no 71

Made this a few days ago, just didn't get round to posting, and Mojo Monday are about to release another sketch! Better late than never I guess.

Paper and Stamp - Anna Griffin
Flower - Prima
Punch - The Punch Bunch and Martha Stewart
Vintage repro postcard, brad and ribbon from stash.
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