Wednesday 31 March 2010

Happy Easter

After my busy weekend at the NEC on Saturday and playing with all my new crafts that i purchased on Saturday on Sunday, i have finally made my Easter card for the Just Cute Bear Challenge. I have used a Lili of the Valley bear with flower stamp, i have used promarkers to colour it in, Easter paper from DCWV and flowers and ribbon from my local craft shop. hope you like it and i will be back later in the week with some more Easter card's.

Sunday 28 March 2010

look what i picked up at the NEC

Sorry not really, they were there for memorabilia , which was also there yesterday. Here's what i really picked up to add to my craft stash.

As you can see i picked a nice little collection, and i have to say I'm in love with promarkers. I brought the starter pack and skin tones pack from Little Claire, they have a demo on there website, so we (hubby and me) watched it last night, have to say very informative and funny well worth a look. I haven't made a complete card today as i have been playing with the promarkers and the new stamps which i purchased, so there will be some new cards later in the week.

I also had a surprise this morning as i had won (by random) the Just cute Bear Challenge for last week, thank you to Just cute Bears for letting me have the chance to win. See you later in the week.

Saturday 27 March 2010

What a day

What a day it has been, i have been to the NEC craft show, with my hubby and mom and dad. I had a great time, i have brought lots of new things, 5 stamps, ink pads, flowers, and lots more. mom brought lots of jewellery to add to her stash while hubby and dad were there to help carry the bags. After 6 hours of shopping and a lovely meal I'm finally home, i have entered in to the spirit of earth hour, and now i have finally had chance to look at my purchases, and photos i have taken of some of the memorabilia characters. i am going to have a play with my purchases tomorrow so will bring you some new cards then, so until then good night.

Sunday 21 March 2010

Another Challenge

I'm here again entering another challenge. I was late entering last weeks Just Cute Bears Challenge, so i thought I'd get in a bit earlier for this weeks. The challenge is number 9# a sketch by Jane. I'm really getting into the challenges at the moment and for this one i thought I'd make a black, white and grey card, i used the Pollycraft free download - the thanks bear, the paper is from Papermania - Ivory Black creative tones, flowers from Bee Crafty's in Bloom range and black card stock and ribbon from my local craft shop. As with my other challenges over the wekend i have used watercolour pencils, but i have only coloured them in and not water coloured them - i can not bring myself to do it as my first couple of tries didn't turn out very well, but i hope this card is ok.

Saturday 20 March 2010

3 Challenge's in 1 day

I have a just finished my last challenge card of the day this was is for The Forever Friend's Challenge Blog - Sketch Challenge. This is my first time of entering this challenge blog, so i hope it's ok. I have used my Forever Friends stamp that i had free with my Docrafts magazine, paper from DCWV Retro stack, card stock, flowers and banner from my craft stash. I also thought I'd have a change from the pinks and lilac's that I'm always doing. I am only just getting into stamping and only have the one Forever friends stamp, but i hoping this will all change next week after going to the NEC Craft show. A fellow crafter has lent me some stamps to see how i get on with stamping and i have recently purchased some watercolour pencils. which i have used to colour in my forever Friends bear. Hope you like cards that i have made today.

2 down 1 to go

I'm back again with my next challenge of the day, Pollycraft Monday Challenge 36# sparkly things. A couple of weeks ago i purchased a few Pollycraft images and this was one of them, Spring Things - blossoming friendship, i love cats, so this has become one of my favour designs. For this card i have used DCWV sweets backing paper which has glitter all over it , ribbon from my local craft shop and flowers from my craft stash.

And to add some extra sparkle i have added stickles - crystal to all the blossom on the tree. I love stickles - crystal and use it as much as i can. it's not a great picture (sorry) but i think you get what i mean.

i hope you like it, i have really enjoyed using this image. i am hoping to post my last challenge for today later, if not it will have to be tomorrow.

1st challenge of the day

Today is the first day that i have had to myself for the last couple of months, so today i am going to try and make cards for 3 challenges that i would like to enter. The first cards i have made is for just cute bears challenge 8# All White. I have found this a challenge this week, but that the fun. I have used the free Pollycraft thanks bear, and coloured it in my favour colours lilac, i have used an A6 sized card for this challenge and have embossed the hole of the card, using a Cuttlebug flower design, i then used white ribbon from my local craft shop, i have used 3D pads to make the image stand out and finished it off with some white glitter flowers and peal brads. i hope you like it, will be back later with another card.

Sunday 14 March 2010

What a weekend

What a weekend it has been, and it now Sunday night and it's back to work tomorrow. Friday was my sister in law's birthday, Saturday was my niece's 2nd birthday and today is mother's day, so we have spent the part of the day at mother in law's and the other at my mom's

For my sister in law's card i have used my forever friends stamp from Docrafts, card stock from DCWV butterfly's and flowers from in bloom at Beecrafty, she loves forever friends so i hope she likes it.

For my niece's 2nd birthday i purchased Cherry kiss frame - daisey chain, card stock from Kanban, flowers and ribbon from my local craft shop. i know she's only 2 but i hope she likes it.

Monday 8 March 2010

My Just Cute Bears Challenge

I'm having a go in the Just Cute Bears Challenge no 7 Mother's day. As i have send before in my post's i love lilac so i went with a lilac theme for my mothers day card, i used lilac paper from Docarfts and forever friends decoupage with bunches of lover banner , glitter card stock and ribbon from my craft shop MSA crafts and a flower from Bee crafty's bloom's range. hope you like my mothers day card.

Craft Show

This weekend was my craft show at the Red cone's craft market, and i had a great time. I meet lots of lovely people (fellow crafters and buyers). and i would like to thank you all for coming to see me. I'm now looking forward to spending some money at the NEC craft show in a couple of weeks time to restock, i have also just purchased some pollycraft digital downloads for my niece's 2nd birthday this weekend, so i will be back later in the week with her card. But until then here are some of my cards and books from the show, hope you like them.

Monday 1 March 2010

What a lovely surprise

I have just had a lovely surprise, when reading the latest issue of Docrafts creativity magazine, i saw a picture of myself at my last craft show in November, i looked down at the paper and thoughts that's me. My lovely hubby had wrote in to docrafts to say how proud he was of me. for the full story have a look at this issue of the magazine. thank you to my lovely hubby.