Friday 28 August 2009

A Holiday Quickie

Got back from London on Wednesday night, exhausted! I have a little time today to play so thought I would do a card for Willow Sketchie. The digi image is pre coloured so it's perfect for a quick make.

We are off again on Sunday for a week at Greenends. I have been organising which stamps to take with me and printing off loads of digi images to colour. The cottage doesn't pick up any internet signals so I will have to catch up with you all when I get back.

Friday 21 August 2009

Friday is Here At Last

No card tonight and all will be fairly quiet on the card/blog front for a couple of weeks (although who knows what I may squeeze in). We are off work now for two whole weeks and one day. Our first jaunt is to London for a few days. We have tickets to see Wicked and AvenueQ and plan to go a wander round Greenwich and Covent Garden (I have also been told of a crafty shop that is within spending distance and DH has promised to treat me).

Then we are off to Greenends for a relaxing week in the Pennines. I will be taking some stamps and images with me to colour, aah, this is the life.

And, I won! A fab digi image from Willow Designs for my little owl card. So if you haven't been there for a peek go now, you won't be disappointed.

Oh, and an award from my new blogging buddy Alison who has just been given a DT spot so well done you and thanks for the award.

Wednesday 19 August 2009

Let's Be Friends

I have just noticed that my little weather widget says 'sprinkles' of rain. However it's like monsoon season here. Ah, the West of Scotland, never rains but it pours, and that's pretty much all the time!

I wish it truly rained daisies. Anyway this little fella seems to be enjoying his daisy shower.

So, this is for this weeks Penny Black challenge .....use blue, tan and cream.

Tuesday 18 August 2009

Twit Twoo, It's a Hoot!

Even if I say so myself I am quite pleased with this one! It fits three challenges -
  • Willow Sketchie , a great sketch to follow and one that I am sure I will use again.
  • ABC , 'Anything Goes' with an optional extra of animals.
  • Pollycraft , 'Favourite Things' if you don't know by now that my favourite things on a card are buttons then where have you been?

The cute image is by Willow Designs , this one came pre-coloured but I don't count that as cheating simply helping me along my merry way.

Monday 17 August 2009

Little Sophie

My second card from Sunday mornings crafty time fits three challenges........
  • Copic Colour use cardinal, blue/green and olive (or as close as you can).
  • Dare U2 Digi has a colour challenge of blue, green, white or cream.
  • Secret Crafter where the challenge is 'fancy corners'.

I have used little Sophie a downloaded image from the Digi Stamp Boutique.

Well, that's Monday over, only four days to go! We are taking ourselves off to London for the first few days of the holiday. Does anyone know where I can feed my habit and buy some stash?

Sunday 16 August 2009

A Little Birdie

Q. Where do birds invest their money?
A. The stork market!

Sunday morning and I thought I would have a go at the sketch on this weeks Papertake challenge. I used a digi download from Pink Petticoat and a little bit of colouring with my Copics.

Only one more week at work and then two whole weeks off, can't wait!

Friday 14 August 2009

Seven Interesting Facts

No card from me today 'cos last night a button got stuck where a button shouldn't oughta go! Tried to take it off but it was gripping on for dear life and determined to take the paper with it.
So instead I have seven interesting facts to share with you about me and this is how it works....

1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award.
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link the person who nominated you for this award.
4. Name seven things about yourself that people might find interesting.
5. Nominate seven Kreativ Bloggers.
6. Post links to the seven blogs you nominate.
7. Leave comments on all seven blogs letting them know you nominated them.

So, I am thanking Clare for this award which I have placed in my sidebar and here are seven interesting things about me.........

1. I have bunions.
2. I can sing the lyrics to all of Gilbert O'Sullivans songs.
3. I hate butter.
4. I am a former Butlins table tennis champion.
5. My motto is spend, spend spend.
6. I love Cadburys Twirls.
7. My previous hobbies include guitar lessons, horseriding and car maintenance (didn't stick with any of them for very long).

I am passing this award on to Alison and me old mate Bumbles.

I am off now to salvage what I can from last night. Hmph!

Wednesday 12 August 2009


Mmm, struggled a bit with this sketch, darn those three little rectangles! Finally came up with this looped ribbon combo, not sure if it works but it is done now. Also not sure of the doodles on this one, I normally quite like the look of hand drawn lines but I think I've done these just a bit too wonky for for my liking. Anyhoo maybe the cute image redeems it!

In spite of it's shortcomings it's being entered into Sketch Saturday and Secret Crafter.

The paper is by Doodlebug and the image from Pink Petticoat.

Tuesday 11 August 2009

Charmed, I'm Sure

Q. Who was the most powerful cat in China?
A. Chairman Miaow!

Beth has given us a great sketch to follow over on Penny Black Saturday. If you haven't already checked out Beths blog you should go now, you are sure to be inspired.

This also fits the charm challenge on Stamp Something.

I stamped the Penny Black image 'cat bath' on to water colour paper and coloured with inktense water colour pencils and a water brush. The paper is 'flower patch' by makingmemories.

Monday 10 August 2009

Somethin' Fishy

There's something fishy going on at Creative Card Crew challenge this week 'cos the theme is 'Under the Sea'. The minute I saw that I knew I would be using up another bit of my fishy Doodlebug paper, which I love and hope I can get more - I'm gonna have to start buying two of everything - does anybody do that already? The image that goes perfectly with this is from Pink Petticoat.

This also follows the sketch on Friday Sketchers. This was a tricky one, what with that part circle, took me back to my geometry class, who would have thought those hours spent learning how to use a protractor would finally be put to good use!

Sunday 9 August 2009

Sunday Morning

I love Sunday mornings. It is the most time I have to myself to play. So this mornings card fits three challenges.

On Copic Colour the challenge is to use yellow, ice blue and almond pink. I have used two of the three, missing out the pink.

On Pollycraft and on Simon Says it is buttons and bows. Well, you ought to know by now that the merest hint of using a button and I'm in!

The paper is Doodlebug and the sweet image is from Digi Stamp Boutique.

So that's it for today 'cos I am off now to meet my friend in Glasgow for a good natter over a latte and then it's out with DH for a bite to eat and a film. Sundays, bliss.

Saturday 8 August 2009

How Cool Is This?

It's done and isn't it just the bees knees!

Thursday 6 August 2009

Guess What?

I'm treating myself to a blog makeover by the one and only Blog Fairy! I can't wait for her to sprinkle her magic on my blog. So stop by again soon to see the new look buttons for brains!

Thanks for all the lovely comments they were much appreciated by the DT!

Tuesday 4 August 2009

Entry for Challenge # 1

Here is my entry for BFBs first challenge. I have used Daisy and coloured her with copics. See the post below for details of this fab challenge!

Challenge # 1

OK - here's the deal. I have been blogging for over a year and I think that the standard of my card design has improved a lot. So I am rather surprised that I have not won a challenge for ages. And why have I not been invited to join a design team? I am sure you all agree that this is a disappointing state of affairs and that it can't continue. To fix this situation I am setting a challenge for myself (guess who is going to win - yep that's right, me).

I have also hand-picked the design team (guess who - yep that's right, me, myself and I).

I have also picked a prize and guess who is buying it (no not me - hubby).

Here is the challenge - A Sketch to Follow (designed by me).

And here are the efforts of the design team. I know, I know - they are marvellous and truly an inspiration for my challenge entry which will be posted later. Now I don't want to be selfish and so anyone can enter. But we all know there can only be one winner (winks).