Saturday, January 31, 2009

Blog Candy Birthday Card

Birthday card for a friend who just happens to like the colours of pink and green and I think this just fits the bill.

Not had a chance to look for candy today as I have been quiet busy getting all my stuff ready to study, I start soon and the preparation takes me ages plus had a quick look at my books and my online work and it's mind boggling at the moment, but once I get into it, it just seems to flow, well I hope it will.
See ya later

Friday, January 30, 2009

Cuttlebug Challenge Blog Hop Weekend

Cuttlebug Challenge is doing a blog hop weekend, rules below, why not come and join me on the trail.
To begin, we invite all of you to visit our design team blogs.. starting at 7 AM EST time. They have made some wonderful projects to share with you and like the Amazing Race, once you visit each Design team blog, you will be given a word..What is the word for? Well collect all of them and it will form a quote along with the Artist Name. How fun and so very easy to do! Once you've collected all the words, we will draw the name of 3 people that have sent in the quote correctly!

Valentines Challenge

This is a card I did for the Creative Insperations , Craft Creations and Cute Card Thursday great blogs you should go check them out. The theme was Valentines, I inked the edges of the heart and the square hearts in black. I also did the inside page too so you can have the front like this

and the inside like this

or the next day you can have it the other way round, 2 cards in one.

Thursday, January 29, 2009


This is an ATC I made for Arty Girlz Challenge the ribbon and beads are recycled from my christmas crackers and some bits from a project I was working on, the edges are embossed with bronze.

I also made 6 of these for a swap at the Cropstop forum (with bits left over from a project I was working on and some recycled bits) at the begining of the year and had some bits left over, just enough for another one for this challenge.

Stamped card

This card is my tenth attempt at colouring and shading but to be quiet honest I having troubling shading and I am not getting the colours right. I am not getting on with my whisper pens and it's come to a point I really don't want to use them. I have cut out the image and only attached it very lightlybecause I know I will replace it lol.

I shall try again tommorow and maybe change the card stock, what card stock does everyone else use, just normal or other.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

For today Blog Candy,Cuttlebug,Challenge,Birthday,Tag

Tara is holding a fantastic blog candy over at Happy EverAfter why not pop over and see here amazing work and enter.
Card and tag I did this morning, the flowers and the heart are cuttlebug dies the flower is Forget Me Knots which I really love and I'v entered it into the Darling Card Makers Challenge and the challenge was to make a card fitting any theme you like as long as it has a heart somewhere on it.
All for now.


I feel honoured to recive this award today from Stef at the Glitterbabe Greetings a big thank you to Stef , pop by and see her amazing work.
I have pass this on to 7 people and list 7 favourite things about me. So first, here are the 7 people I pass this award to: Sally, Vicki, Emma, Linnie, Donna, Alison, and Lim

They all give me insperation and have been so helpful and I thank you for that.

7 things ohh thats hard!

1. My dear husband who has the patience of a saint.

2. My grandchildren who keep me young and make me laugh.

3. My mom who I love and miss very much.

4. All the wonderful blogger friends who I have met.

5. My new found craft which I love.

6. Having a Gin and Tonic in the garden before dinner.

7. Shopping, well what can I say about this, love it, craft shop here we come.

Thank you again Stef.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Flower Card

Just a quick card today as I have no time not even for stamping, I am starting to get organized (files folders etc) ready for doing the rest of my degree which starts in February then I work right through to September. Hopefully this will be my last year and I should the hold my BS in the topics of Maths Computing and the Environment aggggit sounds frightening when I write it down lol.

Anyway enough of that and back to the card I did for a friends Birthday and a challenge at Crafts4Eterntiy the brads and the ribbon look lilac but their actually pink.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Queen and Co

Blog Alert.

Queen and Co have 7 Sampler Buckets of Queen & Co products to give away . This from their new range.

They are really beautiful so why not pop over to Queen and Co .

New Bucket Kits Included in this release are new Queen & Co Bucket kits. Fabulous themed embellishments poured into adorable, reuseable buckets! Grab yourself a Bucket of Baby, Boy, Girl, Summer, Magic, Queen or Love. Buckets are overflowing with fabulous embellishments including, big brads, glitter brads, flocked brads, printed brads, sequin flowers, felt flowers and ribbon buckles!

Thank you

Thank you to every one for the help, my stamping is going a lot better now after buying a blender pen and after one or two attempts I feel more confident about blending the colours,

when I feel satisfied with the resultsd I shall make a card and post for you to look at. In the mean time here is a card I did for Caardvarks challenge, the flowers I made from felt with a cuttlebug die and I also entered it for the Cropstop challenge which was something with felt.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Help needed

As some of you know I have just started stamping but I am having trouble with the filling in of colours, I use whisper pens and maybe some of you lovely ladies can help me. I have been doing a face today, so a darker colour for the edges and then with a paint brush and a little water blending into the middle but it looked like a muddy pile with a red bit in the middle for cheeks agggg.
Do I put the colour on the paper with the brush or the paint brush over the pen, or use all pen? or am I doing this total wrong, hope you understand that lol. I know their are some very talented blog ladies out there and I could use all the help I can get please.
Next I tried chalks this went ok but not really good for the fines lines. Tommorow I shall by some normal colouring pencils oh I do have water coloured pencils too, can Inuse these? just remembered them.
Got really frustrated so I made a card another baby girl one and I entered into the Caardvarks challenge blog which is called Polke Dots.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Baby Girl Card

Baby girl card I finally got round to posting, the elephant is a cuttlebug die cut which I did 2 of pink and 1 of stripes and separated them with thin padded squares, the paper is some I had left over and adorned with pink dotted ribbon and tied little bows. I did not do a tag this time but a mini card to go with it. I also have in the cuttlebug set a lion giraffe and a monkey, now I was thinking of using these on the baby cards but not too sure, what do you think?

LinniePink is offering a fab Blog Candy go check it out for your self you will be amazed at the cards she has done.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Baby card and Tag

Baby card and tag for you tonight I was going to post a LO I did of the grandkids but my camera needs new batteries and for the life of me I can not remember where I put them, no doubt after this post I will remember as is the usual case lol.
I have been asked by a friend (she has a shop) to make baby cards for boys and girls, women and men, 5 of each and all different, wohoo all these cards and no insperation! anyway this is my first one and hope my mojo is back tommorow. Oh forgot to say tags to go with them.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Mother card

I was feeling home sick today and was thinking about my mother so I made her a card, I have been an expat for the past 18 years and sometimes you get to thinking about all the things you miss like your mother, brothers (sometimes lol), son, grandkids, sherbet with the liquorish stick (can you still get them), frys turkish delight, glue dots as I have run out and most of all the craft shops, especially going round them with my friend as I always spend more than I should, as she says you need this and this. Anyway I had a good craft day did a few cards and layouts, which I shall show later.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Cuttlebug,Valentines Card and Tag

Without Pink or Red is a Valentines card I did for the Cuttlebug Challenge and a Tag as I had some bits left over. I have decided to add tags with my cards at the same time as I always end up making them anyway.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Marie Antoinette' Award

What a great surprise I had this afternoon, when checking my blog I found I had been given this award by Sally at Sallys Creative Corner, go check Sally’s place out she does fantastic work. Thank you sooooo much Sally you made my day.

The above award is called 'The Marie Antoinette' a Real Person, a Real Award.

The rule's of these Awards are as follows

1.)Post a link of the person who gave you this award.

2) Nominate 7 other people and give a link to there site's.

3) Let the people who you have nominated know.4)

Put a logo of the award on your blog.

I would like to pass them on to :

Stef , Vicki , Veronica, Katharina, Linda G, Lim and Jenny

Again thank you Sally for this award.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Card and Matching Tag

Card and matching tag I did for the Artygirlz button challenge and the tag was just an extra as I happen to have some bits left over.

Today Vicki at Artful Validation of Vicki let me know of a blog candy at My Creative Craft and their holding a party and giving away $150 worth of Creative Cafe goodies, and includes the kit for the BEAUTIFUL Mother’s Love project, you must check it out it's fantastic.

Saturday, January 17, 2009


My first experience of actually stamping an image, I usually just do swirls, so I have decided to enter it in two stamping challenges one at Purley Stamping and the other at Stamp Something, hope you like it. I only have a few stamps so I have been looking at Magnolia Tilda stamps and I must get my hands on some, their gorgeous.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Pink Red Card,Cuttlebug,Challenges,Blog Candy Sites

Valentine Candy alert at Michelle's, you can find it here
go check it out and see what it's all about.

I made this card this morning, should have been grocery shopping really lol but the thought came to me over breakfast about a red and pink card, so just go with the flow as they say. I have decided to enter it in Nilda's Challenge 13, at The Cuttlebug Spot, the theme is Have a Heart which you can find here go on have a go yourself and see what fun you have.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Cuttlebug, Pink Card, Blog Challenges and Candy

Two of my designs from today are one I did one for the Charisma Cards at and Stamp Something at which had a Pink theme and the Cuttlebug Challenge and this week the sketch was set by the talented Aymee.

This will be a quick post and I will be back later with a design I am working on.
I was doing my usual trawl of blogs to see the wondefull designs and popped over to Vicki's at and noticed see was advertizing a fantastic blog candy at Elisabeth's so I went to investigate and it's fantastic so go look for yourselfs and see what see is offering. Anyway while I was there I went to look at her Whiff of Joy Stamps Web Site at wow they are fantastic and so much choice, now if I can only decide which to purchase lol.
All for now as I must go and shut the doors as it has started to rain, yes rain in Bahrain and a bit cold for us today.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Engagement,Cuttlebug and stamping.

Engagement Card I did for our son and his new fiancé.

First I stamped the card corners with Pink ink and then embossed a piece of card with the cuttlebug hearts folder and used a corner punch for decoration. For the inner card I cut a piece of red card for the base and a piece of white card a fraction smaller and put it through the cuttlebug again then used the same punch for the corners and adhered it to the red card with 3D dots, added the rose and three hearts shaped gems. Tied a ribbon round the card and adhered the whole lot to the base card finely stuck a red and pink heart to top of the ribbon and added the sentiment.

For the inside I usually print straight onto the card but for some reason my printer was playing up and would not print the dimensions I wanted (still trying to figure that one out) so I printed the message onto pink copy card and stamped the image round the outside finishing of with a heart embellishment.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Cuttlebug Card,Blog Challenge Sites, Male Card

Cuttlebug Card,Blog Challenge Sites, Male Card.
I bring you a card using the cuttlebug embossing folders and it also happens to be a male one which I find hard to do sometimes but this one was different as the idea came quickly so I had to make it straight away before the mojo left me lol.
I embossed the background with the Happy Birthday folder the I embossed the striped shirt paper with the swiss dots to make it look like seersucker. I went on to fold the shirt and add the buttons and pocket complete with hankie finely added the stamped saying onto contrasting card.
This one is for my brother as it's his Birthday soon and I hope he likes it.
I also entered it for the Cuttlebug challenge, if you too would like to enter or just browse this great blog go to: .

Sunday, January 4, 2009

ATC'S,Cards,Blog Candy Websites

Happy New Year to everyone and I hope you had a good one as we did with our friends, this is their last week and it will be a month they have been staying with us and we have enjoyed every moment of it, we will be sad to see them go.
We have some exiting news as our son proposed to his girlfriend on New Years Eve and she said yes, hurray. They plan to get married in September of this year and hubby will be starting his diet soon (so he says) lol.
I made my first ever ATC's for a swap at Cropstop, great web site forum hosted by Haylie-Jo
and she has a great store with lots of wonderful crafting goodies.

I used left over paper a bit of bronze embbosing powder, some decorative leafs I had knocking about from another project and lastly ribbons and jewels from my christmas crackers.

Have a great New Year and all the best for 2009 and hope you have lots of creative crafting times.

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