Thursday, 23 October 2008

Whiff of Joy/Mojo Monday

I've been itching to use this Cosmo Cricket paper since it arrived in the post on the weekend and have at last managed to use it. I love the vintage look to these papers and particularly love this one - I'm a fan of blue and brown together although I've brought some orange in (every time I use this stamp I think orange - why??)

I'm entering this card in Mojo Monday challenge. I struggled with this one - I'm so used to making square cards, the image was stuck down and lifted again that many times I had to replace the sticky pads lol.

The image is the gorgeous Willow with Cookies from Whiff of Joy which I have coloured with distress inks/H2O's.
The paper is Cosmo Cricket Gretel - Autumn which I got from The Hobby house.
Flower (orange) is Prima, crochet is one of mine and the little gold daisy spacer is from Sparklybits

I have also received this award from Debby, thanks so much hunny. I've already passed this on so if anyone hasn't got it please help yourselves.

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Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Sarah Kay pretty in pink

ah KayI got my long awaited Sarah Kay Christmas stamps this week - woohoo!! I'm entering this in the Friday Skatchers challenge - love the sketch this week, it's brilliant!

Apologies for the pants photo, the colours are a lot more pink IRL instead of the tomato juice red the pic is showing!!

Sarah Kay Joy of Giving stamp coloured with distress inks/H2O's, sentiment is Studio G
Papers are from the DCWV Rose Tinted Christmas (LOVE these papers!!)
The little spacers I got from Mandy at Sparklybits - they are gorgeous and just perfect for the snowflake centers. She has them in gold and silver and they are cheap as chips.

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Whiff of Joy Challenge 5 and Secret Crafter challenge

The Whiff of Joy challenge this week is a fab sketch by Heather. Please go and take a peek at the DT cards, they are truly fab!

For this card I've used Charlie building snowman from Whiff of Joy and I've coloured the image with distress inks and H2O's. The papers are DCWV Christmas stack from last year. The sentiment is Cuddly Buddly and the snowflake stamps are Rubber Stamp Tapestry. Please excuse the appalling sewing, my sewing machine decided it didn't want to play tonight - just when I didn't need that!! It's stitched a pattern that is not even an option GRRRR!!! Let's just say we're not the best of friends lol.


Secret Crafters challenge this week is "Blue, White and a little bit of snowflake!" so I thought the Kadoodle Flint Cottage stamp would work great with this challenge. All it took was a touch of glitter (okay - maybe more than just a touch lol) to transform the cottage to a winter scene.

I stamped the Flint Cottage image from The Craft Barn with Adirondak Denim ink and smudged the ink with a damp paintbrush. The topiary trees I have popped up on some silicone to add a bit of dimension. Loads of snowflakes - punched and embossed and even stamped.

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Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Rach's Whiff of Joy blog candy

Rach has some yummy candy up for grabs!! A Whiff of Joy stamp plus Basic Grey papers, charms, stickles, shrink art and buttons - so pop across to her blog and enter to be in with a chance of winning!!

Thanks for looking,

Monday, 20 October 2008

Sugar Nellie Pickin' Apples and new puppy pics

There's another amazing sketch on offer this week at Sketch Saturday so here's what I've come up with

I've coloured the Sugar Nellie image from The Hobby House with distress inks and H20's.
I have used the scrummy Bo Bunny Shabby Princess collection papers, and the beige layer is just paper that I have stamped using the Canvas background stamp from Stampin Up and Antique Linen distress ink - I need to lie down in a dark room after using all these delish papers these past few days lol.
The sentiment stamp is from Stampin Up - Best Yet set
Flower is Prima and the heart button is from my button box.
And shock horror!!! Only ONE flower and no charms - I think I've lost the plot!!!

I also have some news to share - we've another Cavalier that has come to live with us, she is a year old and answers to Lady - I'll try and get some pics of her tomorrow. IN the meantime here's a couple of puppy pics snapped yesterday, not very good shots but they don't seem to get the bit about posing for the camera lol.

I've not cropped the foot stool out so you can see just how little they are!!

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