Sunday, 23 May 2010

Rosie D's challenge 71 - Easel Card

You still have another week to take part in Saskia's Easel Card challenge over on Rosie D's.

She is offering a lovely stamp as a prize for one participant.  Remember, you have to be in it to win it as they say!

Here's the reveal of my card that I made...

Cream cardstock folded to A5 size.
Papers & bear image: Kirsty Wiseman's Colour me Crazy CD.
Gems: Pound shop.
Buttons: Stash.
Ribbon: Ribbon Mad (so sad that they've gone now!)

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Rosie D's challenge 71 Easel Card

Saskia has announced the winner for our last challenge over on Rosie D's.  If you entered  your card for her 'So Yummy' challenge, please take a peek over there to see if you were her lucky winner!

On to Saskia's new challenge...  She wants us to make an Easel Card.  You see lots of these around these days and if you do a search you can find some fantastic tutorials on how to make one of your own if you've never had a go.

I haven't made too many of these cards but I love the dimension that they give when they stand up - so different from the shop bought cards that you get.

I've used papers from Kirsty Wiseman's new CD 'Colour Me Crazy'.  Isn't that bear so cute? 

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Di Hickman sketch

Still playing catch up folks with uploading challenge pics.  Pheweeee!  Why do I leave it and then have to play mad, stupid catch up?!

Di had a lovely sketch to follow on her blog.  I especially liked the photo corners and chose to use my new fave (Kirsty Wiseman's third CD) to make this card.

Such a lovely colour combo!  I love it and with the splash of pink icing on the cupcake, it looks good enough to eat!

Patterned papers from Kirsty Wiseman's CD Colour me Crazy.
Photo corners: We R Memory Keepers (had these ages).

Colour Me Crazy CD from Kirsty Wiseman

I'm very honoured to work with Kirsty designing projects from her CDs.  This is her third CD and the third I've worked on for her.  I truly cannot wait for the 4th one that will be out soon.  (Where does this woman get (a) her inspiration (b) the talent and (c) the time to do this?

The CD was aired last Saturday 1st May on Create and Craft and I met her there to collect Ellie so that Kirsty could do the show while Ellie and Freya spent time together at my house.  What was going to be a visit became an overnight stay and almost became two nights as Kirsty ended up with the most horrific migraine (she blamed it on my kitchen too, the cheeky moo! HAHA!)  I think she's been working too hard and burning her candle at both ends to meet her deadlines, but hopefully now she can relax a little (until next time, that is!)

Anyhoo... These are the samples I made and sent to her for the TV debut of her CD.  Remember you can buy it direct from Kirsty's website for £14.99 (and for a limited time that includes P&P, so hurry!)  You won't be disappointed by the quality as it is FANTASTIC!  No poor quality, pixelated images that you can get on some craft CDs that are for sale out there.  They're easy to print from the CD too.  No installation of other programmes required.  Just pop in the disc and you can view and print via your computer.  Alternatively, copy and paste the image into a word processing package or into an image manipulation programme and then edit, add text, resize and then print.

This next one is actually a coaster that I've covered with good old Blue Peter 'sticky backed plastic!'

My fave, fave, fave!  A shoppint list clipboard.  I nearly couldn't bear to send this one off to her.

Angelica Rockchick - she's awsome!

Phew!  There were more than I though!  I've also made a few more since but I'll show you them later.


Monday, 10 May 2010

Kathy's Waffle Sketch File - Catch up!

I've had a catch up with Kathy's fab sketches and just as I get up to date, does the little minx not go and add another one for me to do!  But not today Zurg!  It's on my list of things to do another day.


February 2010 - Say it with Flowers?

March 2010 - Bouncy Bouncy Bouncy! (the elements are in the correct place, but they don't bounce!)

April 2010 - On the borderline.

All papers from Kirsty Wisemans second and third CDs.
Buttons from stash.
Alphas: Thickers and stash.
Ribbon: Ribbon Mad.

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Daring Card Makers - Emerald Isle?

It's been a while since my good intentions made public here on my blog that I wanted to take part more regularly again on DCM.  But I've managed to make my card this week.  If I'm totally honest, I sometimes make the cards and then forget to upload it.

Their theme this week is Emerald Isle?   Their first dare of each month comes from the birthstone of the month in question and for May that birthstone is EMERALD

Obviously the 'Emerald' part of my card comes from the predominantly green colour (something that I seldom seem to use in everyday cardmaking / scrapping for some strange reason).

Lots of Prima flowers used with button centres.  I added some artistic licence to the regular saying... because I can!

Cream 5"x7" card.
All papers and cardstock - scraps from my (very thick and unused) scrap packs.
Flowers: Prima.
Greeting: My own, computer printed.
Ribbon: Ribbon Mad (sadly closed!)

This is what happens you leave a camera unattended in my house...

I only nipped for a wee and left my camera on the kitchen table for 2 minutes earlier, when my freak of a husband decided to leave me a little surprise!

I'm getting the last laugh though as I'm sharing the images! MWAHAHAHAH!


Rosie D's challenge 70 - SOOOO Yummy!

Saskia's challenge last Sunday on Rosie D's Challenge blog was to make a project along the theme of So Yummy.  Well, being the queen of baking in this household I had to go for cupcakes, didn't I?

The images and paper come from Kirsty Wiseman's 3rd CD - Colour Me Crazy.

You can buy the CD directly from Kirsty for £14.99 using the link above.  

Remember you still have another week to take part and make something yummy!

See you there!


Friday, 7 May 2010

Competition winner

Freya had a competition at school just before the Easter holidays to design a lion.  Basically, the school have bought a huge 3D lion that stands about 18" tall and is about 3 foot long that the children had to come up with a design for.  They were given their pieces of paper on which to do it and given the two weeks off at Easter in which to create their masterpieces.

Freya chose to use the school name in a sweeping pattern to be the lion's mane.  She chose to give him (or her) Union Jack socks to represent her country.  She then chose a Viking ship to reflect the school logo.

We were really impressed with her thoughtfulness, design and creation and kept our fingers very firmly crossed for her.

She was so excited when she came home from school and was bursting to tell us that the winner had been announced in the whole school assembly and HER DESIGN HAD WON!!!!!  Woo hoo!

She now gets to help transfer her design onto the actual lion.  It will then go over to Northampton to go 'on parade' with other school's lions before being returned to her school.  We don't yet know what will happen to it after it's return and display when it comes back.

She won a £5 achievement voucher for WH Smith as well as a lovely congratulations card from the Assistant Head of the school.  She will also know that the design chosen to represent her school on the lion's parade will be hers.

Wanna see her creation?  Oh, go on then, here you go...

Great isn't it?

I've printed out a copy to be scrapbooked for her album and will try and get a photo of the real thing when it's completed.

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

I still think of you nan

It's 12 years since I lost my nan and I still miss her loads.  She was such an amazing influence on my life growing up; I used to spend 2 weeks at Easter with her and my step grandad in their caravan just outside Skegness.  I used to fetch the milk fresh from the farm next door to the site.  I used to help with the washing and loved to turn the handle on the mangle in the 'washroom'.  There wasn't a toilet in the caravan so it was a quick wrap up warm and dash to the 'block' at the top of the site.  Awful if you were bursting or it was cold and wet!

My sister and I slept in the pull down wall bed in what was the living room during the day.  The light came, not from electrics, but from gas lights which had very fragile mantles that nan used to light at night.  There wasn't a TV there either so we sat and read, we knitted, coloured in pictures, talked and listened to the radio plays that she used to love.

I remember (as will my sisters and my brother) that we were given a time to come in from playing or the 'six o'clock/seven o'clock/eight o'clock horses (depending on our ages) would gallop down the caravan site and carry us away!  I was terrified of those bloody horses but they made sure we were never late coming in when we were given our time.

My nan used to make my party dresses when I was very young for the school Christmas parties.  She had an old Singer treadle sewing machine that I inherited when we sadly had to say goodbye to her in 1998.  I traced the history of it with Singer when I emailed them the serial number and found it was made in Kilbowie, Scotland on 21st October 1932 - 7 years and 8 days before my mum was born!  I remember sitting on the treadle plate, rocking backwards and forwards while counting nan's buttons from her button tin (did everyone's nan have a button tin?).

My mum has so many lovely traits that my nan had too.  Both with a calming, loving nature.  Both VERY creative with their hands; knitting, crochet, sewing.  My mum makes some wonderful cards too now.

Nan would have been 100 in November last year.  The 12 years since we lost her have healed the wound and the huge hole she left behind, but they will never wipe out her memory.

Nan, I love you still!  Today, tomorrow and always.

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Rosie-D's Challenge Blog #70

We have Saskia setting the themes for May over on Rosie D's Challenge Blog.

This week she's chosen a lovely theme...

So Yummy!

You  have so much of your most favourite, yummy themes to choose from for this one... chocolate, cupcakes, fruit, clothes, shoes or even people you adore!

I've gone with cupcakes this week and have used some of the papers and images from Kirsty Wiseman's 3rd CD called Colour Me Crazy.

So, here's my sneaky peek...

If you want more inspiration and to have the chance of winning two great stamps from Saskia and Cuddly Buddly, then please take a look over at Rosie D's Challenge Blog.   Who knows... you might even win!



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