Thursday, 30 April 2009

Charisma cards challenge - Thank You

Hiya! This week we have the lovely theme of THANK YOU! You can make whatever you like as long as it is a thank you related item so be creative! I have been rather boring and made a card but then I have lots of thank you cards to make at the moment.

I have used:

PB stamp coloured with watercolours, paper from stash (not sure what), berisfords ribbon, nestabilities scalloped circles, woodware finger guard trimmer - scalloped edge, corner punch

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Blog candy HUGE alert!

I just had to pass on the fab candy that's out there!

Debbie is giving away an awesome array of stuff inc copic and nestabilities!

Julie is giving away a beautiful assortment inc basic grey papers and gorg handmade buttons!

Head over and have a look! Got to be in it to win it!


My first card for Charisma cards!

Here is my first card for the charisma cards DT! I was so nervous making this card:

This is based on Claire's sketch which was fab to work with, go over to Charisma cardz and check it out!

This week we have a 10% off voucher for Handy hippo so get crafting!



Penny Black - #45

Morning! I'm up bright and early today so thought I would just finish off a card from last night and show you! (I get more and more addicted to crafting everyday!) Infact my hubbie to be last night said to me

"are you on that blog again?! It's taking over your life!"
Only thing is he is right! Anyway back to the job in hand, here is my simple entry to the PB saturday challenge. They have a fab sketch over there this week so be sure to go check it out!

I used:

PB cute hedgy
shabby princess papers : spring breeze (I am loving these free digi papers at the mo!)
multi coloured eyelets
corner punch

Have a great day whatever you are up to!


Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Just Magnolia - First challenge!

Hi everyone!
Hope you had glorious sunshine like me today, although I do hope you have not got the cold I have! Grr, a day like today and I decide to get ill! Well there's nothing like pretty papers to cheer you up which leads me to my card for this evening.
Found this new challenge a couple of weeks ago you may have seen the banner on my blog. There is a new challenge blog in town! - Just magnolia. They have started off with a fabulous sketch and a gobstoppingly jawdroppingly amazing prize! It's truely bonkers but so is the competition.
If you have not already done so go check it out as they have some fabulous DT's too.

Here's my take on the sketch:

I used:
Magnolia stamp of course
DCWV Sweet papers
pink petticoat sentiment
sizzix embossing folder
woodware scalloped edge cutter
corner punch
nestabilities circles
pink ink
bersifords ribbon

Hope you like!


Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Trees a crowd!

Hi everyone, just one card from me today. I have been trying to get a load of work done for my midwifery diploma today so not so much time for crafting! also annoyingly feel like I have an awful cold coming ah! last thing I need. I have decided to do something a little different for the tree themed challenge over at cardvaarks. Thought it sounded like fun and they have some super cool stamps on offer from Taylored expressions!

I have got in touch with my earth mother side!

I used:

a modified version of a clipart picture of all things!
free digi papers from Shabby princess - promise
hero arts sentiment stamp
trusty doodle pen
coarse string

Just shows what you can do for virtually no pennies! i do love a good bargain!


Monday, 20 April 2009

Dutch Dare Challenge - Fave things! (sorry)

I have to apologise but I have made a christmas card! The challenge over at Dutch dare this week is to make something using you favourite things so I am afraid that because christmas things are my fave thats what I have made!

I used:

magnolia stamp
dovecraft christmas paper
mirror card
ribbon from stash


Friday Sketch Challenge

Here is my entry to the Friday Sketch Challenge which is a fab sketch this week! Like making different shape cards sometimes.

I used:

Pink petticoat image and papers from cupcakes collection
cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder
berifords ribbon
hero arts sentiment stamp


ICS Sketch Challenge

Here is my entry to the ICS challenge for this week. Didn't need to make a new home card but just fancied it!

I used:
Pink petticoat new home image
Daisy Bucket Astor Park paper
gold embossing powder
assorted string and ribbon

Papertake Weekly Challenge - sketch!

Hope everyone has set week off with a good kick start! Here is my entry to the papertake challenge, they have a fab prize of a WOJ stamp! It's a nice and simple sketch this week with which I decided to make a baby card! I know I get obsessed with babies but I can't help it!

I used:

Woodware image stamp and sentiment
cuttlebug embossing folder
card from stash
ribbon from bersifords and stash
woodware finger trimmer for scalopped edging

Voi-la nice and simple


Sunday, 19 April 2009

Amazing Blog candy up for grabs!

Be sure to check out Katharina's blog candy as she has not one but two sets of the Summer pre order of WOJ stamps! Oh my gosh indeed. Be sure to head over to her blog (not only for candy but for a look at her gorg creations!) the link is here.

I have certainly had my eye on the WOJ collection for a while so will be keeping my fingers crossed!

Hope everyone has had sunshine like us today and enjoyed weekend!


Saturday, 18 April 2009

Sugar bowl Challenge 8

Hope everyone enjoying the weekend!
I've been having a lazy morning and just made this card for the fantastic challenge they have over at The Sugar Bowl! Have you seen what they have as a prize! I am positively drooling over the sugary sweet stamps!

Have gone a bit mad for the lace, ribbons and pearls on here but love this modern/vintage mix at the moment. Click on the photos to get a better look as not so clear otherwise!

Had a moment of ickle inspiration as to what I could do with a tiny bit of lace left over! (Must find out where to get more!) Apologies if everybody has already thought of this anyway! I just thought it looked nice and wanted to share!

I twisted it round to make a pasta bow shape:

...and then finished it off with a prima flower, centred with an eyelet and adhesive pearl. Hey presto pretty flower with vintage twist!

For my card I used:
Sugar nellie stamp: Elisabeth Bell - my favourite!
K and Co - McKenna
Pink petticoat sentiment
lace and ribbon from stash
prima flower
pearls (self adhesive)
Hope you all like!

Friday, 17 April 2009

Sketch and Stash

Hi everyone!
Have made a couple of cards this evening, one being my first DT card which I can't wait to show the second being my entry for the Sketch and Stash Challenge:

Hope you like!

I used:

Pink peticoat pretty doodles paper (which I seem to be obsessed with at the moment)
card from stash
sarah Kay stamp
sentiment from Tiny tags pink petticoat
berisfords ribbon


DT Position

I am extremely excited and proud to announce that I have been chosen as a DT member for Charisma Cards Challenge Blog!
Its very flattering to be picked and I did a huge double take as I read my emails but I hope to do you proud!
I am just about to go and make my first ever card for a design team, wow!

Thankyou ladies for making my day


Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Dutch Dare

Here is my entry for the Dutch dare recipe challenge for this week.

You have to include:

a basic card
3 pieces of cardstock
2 pieces of DP
2 flowers
2 brads
3 buttons

Here is mine!

I have not got a very good selection of buttons so I have improvised!
I have used:
Sugar Nellie Stamp: daisy
K and Co papers x 2
pink cream and sage cardstock
prima flowers
hero arts sentiment stamp
ribbon from stash
Thanks for looking!

CPS challenge

On a roll today! Here is my entry to the CPS challenge which is a fabulous sketch challenge blog that I have been mustering the courage to enter for a long time as there is a lot of talent over there! Here goes:

I used:
Pink petticoat images from Lola's Boudoir
silver embossing powder
card from stock
penny back sentiment stamp
berisfords ribbon
Hope you all like!

Charisma Cards, Purple and Green

Loving the chance to have a craft day! Here is my entry to the charisma cards colour challenge for this week which is purple and green. I have never really tried this colour combo before so have gone for a very simple card. Hmm still not sure as I look at it that I am keen but somebody might be!

I have used:
Pink petticoat pretty doodles in pistachio
lavender card from stash
lilac ribbon (from pink petticoat prize!)
Woodware stamp
woodware scallop edge cutter
very small circle punch

Creative Card Crew - monochrome madness!

Me again! Here is my entry for the Creative card crew challenge this week. Check it out this week as they have a very exciting prize of a DT spot!

I have used:

Pink petticoat henrietta image coloured with watercolours and built up as a decupage
card from stock
pink petticoat big dots paper
ribbon from stash
pretty ribbon slider

Good luck everyone!

Birthday Dreams

Hi everyone, thought I would try something a little different today, I had one of those "dream it in your head and hope it turns out like you imagined" moments! Does everyone get them?!

Think it was quite successful actually as I am pleased with how it turned out:

click on the photo for closer nosey!

Here is how I did it:

Cloud picture from clip art of all places!
nestability circles of the colours of the rainbow
dcwv paper
stamp from penny black
stainless steel look eyelets
blue ink


love Roxy

Sunday, 12 April 2009

Shower Challenge!

Phil challenged me to make a card in the time that it took for him to go in the shower! This is what I came up with and I am quite impressed with myself at what I could do in a short period of time!
Love the simplicity of this card and once in a while I find it refreshing to take card making back to basics.


Thursday, 9 April 2009

Mojo Monday 30th Birthday

The card making is slow going today! last card before I go do all those jobs so other half doesn't get back and say what have you done all day?! Oh well...
This is another 30th birthday card and my entry to Mojo mondays fab sketch.
Click on the photo to be able to read the text!

Here is how I did it:
Penny Black stamp
Pink petticoat spring paper
gold embossing powder
berisfords ribbon

30th Birthday for Sketch Saturday

What an unproductive morning! Only got this card done and it has been so so nearly in the bin about 20 times whilst making! Think I am finally happy with it. A friend asked me to do a 30th card for her and this is what I came up with....

I have followed the sketch saturday challenge for this week as I am positively drooling over the prize they have over there!

Click on the piccies to get a closer look at the details...

Here is what I used:

Pink petticoat: Just plain cheekies
papers from pink petticoat sweet cupcake collection
berisfords ribbon plus the ruched ribbon is from my blog candy win over at pink petticoat (must find out where you can buy this from as it is delish!)
cuttlebug dies for numbers
woodware trimmer for scalloped edging
self adhesive gems
scalloped nestability

Hope you like it!


Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Easter Card for CCC

Spring is here! To celebrate I have made a fresh card for CCC as the challenge over on the blog is easter. I just love these bunny images from pink petticoat I could not wait to play!

Image: pink petticoat
paper: pink petticoat
ribbon: blog andy prize from pink petticoat
pearlised pink paper from stash
little flower sequins and gems from stash

Hope you like it!

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Ida has blog candy - and its gorgeous!

Be sure to check out the blog candy on Ida's blog. She has a lovely blog and is celebrating her recent DT position on CCC. Ida has some lovely items on offer and she has not one, but three lots to give away! Very generous indeed.

Check this out!

Good luck everyone!

Cupcake Craft Challenge, sketch 33

here I am yet again today. Just a card for fun here really plus I always like to have a new baby card on the ready! The sketch from Cupcake Craft challenge blog is perfect for what I had in mind:

Here is what I used:
Woodware stamp
sentiment from pink petticoat
embossing folder from cuttlebug
ribbon from win over at pink petticoat! (isn't it gorgeous!)
pearls to finish

Friday Sketchers Missed you card

Back again!
Here is my entry for the friday sketchers challenge, loved the sketch and needed to make a card for my parents who are coming back today from holiday and it feels like they have been gone forever! Soppy I know but when you can make cards I think everyone will agree that you find lots of silly little reasons to make one for! even if it is 'just because'!

Any hooo! I do ramble on, here it is:

Isn't she cute?! I decided to use the colour combo from this weeks Colour create again as I enjoyed the combination so much. It has a sweet spring/summery feel.
Here is what I used:
Sugar Nellie Stamp: daisy
Pink petticoat paper: pretty doodles on white
ribbon from stash
nestabilities circle
woodware trimmer scalloped blade
computer generated sentiment
sizzix label die
Hope people approve, if you do please leave a comment as I love to read them, equally if you don't - tell me how you would change it, always up for constructive criticism!