Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Fab Penny Black Blog-Candy

Kathy from The Daily Marker is giving away a gorgeous Penny Black Blog Candy and I so want to win them! They are the cutest little Halloween stamps and I especially love that Frankenstein monster!

Head over there now to have a little peep at it and to enter for your own chance to win. It's worthwhile subscribing to her blog as well, I have been a follower for a while and her blog is just gorgeous!

Monday, 9 August 2010

Hunt for the perfect bits and pieces...

This past year me and my hubby had a lot of work done to our home to upgrade the living standard and make the whole house a bit more "ours". One area that we are really pleased with is our living room. We had our carpet ripped out and replaced with this lovely wooden flooring:

It makes the whole room look so much lighter and elegant! Well, one little problem remained, our living room is an open plan one that incorporates the dining room at the other end and we are still looking for the perfect dining room furniture to bring it up to the rest of the room. What we have at the moment is mainly ikea and it's ok, but we are still looking around for the perfect ones! So if you see anything really cool, that works with this lovely stripy floor (it's a mix of different wood types by the way!) please let me know!

Now to something really cool:
I was approached by a lovely lady from CSN stores and given the opportunity to give away a $40 gift certificate for their online stores. This is mainly for my blog visitors based in the US and Canada (sorry to the others!) and if you want a chance to get your hands on them, please post about this giveway on your blog and direct your readers here and leave a comment! I will announce the winner on the 6th September (my oldest sons 6th birthday!) and will pass your details on to Jess from CSN who'll sort your certificate for you! Good luck everyone!

Sunday, 8 August 2010

A quick birthday card

Hello, me again,
I forgot a birthday card I did for a friend of my hubby from work. She seems to really like my cards I make for her and I hope this one was to her liking as well.
It came together rather quickly with almost all stash from SU. Only the ribbon is East of India Company and the border punch is by Fiskars. I used Lovely Lilac and Soft Suede as well as Naturals Ivory for the base and image panel.

A crafty day out...

Hello bloggers,
sorry, I didn't post as promised last night, but here are some more projects that I did on a crafty day out last month. I went to see my (very) crafty friends Lesley and Julie and we spent the day together chatting, stamping, colouring, cutting and enjoying ourselves. Thanks to both of you, you are the best!!
I was quite productive on the day and managed to make 5 cards! I swear it's my friends mojo that rubs off! Have you checked out their blogs? Fabulous stuff!
Anyway, without much further ado, here are my cards, hope you like them!

Image and sentiment by PTI, punches by SU, Ribbon from haberdashery shop, Brilliance Ink white and Versafine black.

Image by Sarah Kay - coloured with Distress inks, sentiment PTI, background stamp from Impression Obsession (borrowed from Lesley), brad by Papermania, flower handmade from punched flowers and a silk flower (from Lesley - thanks!), border punch by SU.

Image and sentiment by PTI, papers by Basic Grey and Papermania, stamped on with Fiskars stamp, label by Spellbinders with Word window punch from SU and Papermania stick-on gems, Ink by SU (stamped off Rose Red).

Image is a stamp from Lesley that I don't know the make of, sorry, sentiment by PTI, background stamped with PTI stamps, ribbon from stash, MS border punch, Versafine and SU inks as well as white marker pen for lines.

Hero Arts stamp set and ribbon from Lesley, Versafine black ink, sentiment still to be added...

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, 6 August 2010

Multi challenge card

Hello, me again,

I said, I was going to post several things tonight, didn't I? Well, I have another card with one of Ruth's images, honeysuckle this time.

I saw an image of honeysuckle where the flowers were actually hot pink and yellow and I loved it, so that's why I coloured them like this with my copics. I followed a sketch again, this time from ICSketches and used stitching, faux on the panel and real on the ribbon. The white background is embossed with a CB folder.

I am entering this in these challenges:

Hope you like it!
I have some more cards to share, but will do that tomorrow I think, need some sleepy time now! Bye bye bloggers!
Basic Grey

Purple Iris!

Hi, it's me again,

Ruth has designed some lovely new flowers for A Passion for stamps again this month and this iris is my favourite. I used the sketch on Truly S
crumptious challenge blog to make this card, the image is coloured with Copics and the background is airbrushed. Sentiment is PTI again, papers are Papermania Capsule Collection.
I enter this card into the following challenges:

Hope you like this card, I think I am in love with that iris... so gorgeous! Thanks for looking and any comments you want to leave!

A Man's card!

Hello bloggers,

yes, I know, I have been missing again... sorry! But my household is just beyond busy! Two little monsters, ehm, boys, I mean, and it's school holidays! Anyway, I have been busy in my craft room as well and have some cards to show you. Will keep my drivel short as I have several posts going up tonight and need to catch up on that beauty s
leep *lol*
Well, here is a male card I did with one of the new images by Ruth from A Passion for Stamps, a little sailboat, great for those tricky male cards!
I used the sketch from friday sketchers, coloured with Prisma pencils and distressed with some Wild Honey TH ink, the design on the corners is stamped with that ink as well. Sentiment is PTI, charm from stash.

I enter this card into these challenges:

Hope you like my card, and thanks if you decide to leave a comment!