Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Whiff of Joy Challenge - a sketch by Katharina

Katharina has done a wonderful sketch for us this week, a nice easy one that I'm sure will get lots of use!! It's just as well, because I forgot all about the challenge and had to throw this together last night (so apologies for the rush job!)

I have used the Whiff of Joy Fancy Cake stamp from the Accessories stamps and also used one of the wonderful Party sentiments. I just love the font on the Whiff of Joy sentiment stamps, so classic and elegant.

I have used papers from the Basic Grey Two Scoops 6 x 6 pad, and found this gorgeous powder pink card at the Papermill Shop yesterday which is a perfect match for these yummy papers. The paper reminds me of strawberries and cream, nearly as delish as the cute little cake! The ribbon is Anita's grosgrain also from the Papermill Shop.

My Martha Stewart Lacy Doily punch got another workout lol. A few Prima flowers and buttons and not forgetting some of Sally's gems and job done.

I'm afraid I didn't have time to put an image on the inside of the card - I had it stamped up and cut out but ran out of time so didn't get it coloured, typical of me!!

Please pop across to the other DT's blogs, they have made the most amazing creations (bet they did theirs ages ago unlike me!!) Don't forget to check who the Guest DT is for the next few weeks as well, that will be announed on the Whiff of Joy challenge blog soon.

I received this award from Lesley, thanks for thinking of me sweetie xx

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Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Whiff of Joy - Sketch Saturday

I really enjoyed using this weeks sketch that Jo did for Sketch Saturday. I used Molly Celebrating Sheep and a sentiment from the new Party Sentiments from Whiff of Joy for the front of the card, and the Presents accessory stamp for the inside. I saw how fabulous Rach's and Jacqui's cards look with an image on the inside (not that their cards aren't always fabulous) so I thought I would try my hand at going the extra mile. It makes such a difference I think so thanks girlies for the inspiration (again!!!)

I used these beautiful K&Co papers that Sally sent me for Christmas - love them, thanks so much Sally. I coloured the image with the usual distress inks/H2O's and added some white touches with a Uniball Signo pen from Stampin Up. The ribbon is from Hobbycraft and then added a few orange Dew Drops.
As you can see my Martha Stewart Lace Doily punch had a good old workout last night, I do love this punch (not that you can tell lol).

Don't forget that Katharina still has her fabulous candy running - the winner gets the new Spring Stamp Club set (designed by Elisabeth Bell). There is a direct link to the candy post in my side bar at the top.

Thanks for looking,

Monday, 19 January 2009

Friday Sketchers - Sarah Kay and an award

Murielle has done the most amazing sketch for Friday Sketchers challenge this week, I love it and will definitely be using it again.

The inside is not showing up very well, I really struggled to photgraph it - the lights on were bleaching out the colours and the lights off left me with this dark and dismal picture - oh for sunny days!!! The sentiment is the same coloura as the plum card - honest *rolls eyes*!!
Sarak Kay image coloured with distress inks and H2O's
The papers are Basic Grey Eva which I got from The Hobby House
I've also used a Quickutz Flourish die, some Tulle, Prima flowers, Papermania Brads, Sally's pearls and a Stampin Up sentiment and word window punch.

I have received another award, this is from Caryn (Glitter me silly) and Benedicte - thanks so much xxx

I would like to pass this on to Sue, Naoual and Judy

Sorry this is such a short and sweet post, I'm still exhausted after yesterday's awards marathon lol and have loads to try and get done tonight.

Thanks for looking,

Sunday, 18 January 2009

Magnolia vs Stampavie Challenge - Bow tying skills

This weeks challenge is to test your bow tying skills. So, now that Pam has posted her Ribbon Blossom Tutorial on SCS I thought I would make one again (not done one of these for ages and love making them). I've used my favourite colour combo again, flowers, pearls, swirls and ribbon (no surprises there then!)
The inside with a simple sentiment


Magnolia image coloured with distress inks and H2O's
Papers are K & Co
The doily is from the Ribbon Box
The swirls are cut with a Quickutz Revolution die
Flowers are a mix of Prima and from Crafts U Love
The ribbon is from Ribbon Oasis
The pearls are from Sally - what did I do before I got these lol.

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So many awards to pass on

Thanks to all the wonderful friends that have passed on so many awards this past week, I am so sorry it's taken me so long to getting round to it, but some days these fingers just won't do what I want them to :(

So without further ado I will make a start. Apologies now for the long post and I hope you can find your award here lol.

The first one is from Moni

Here are the rules:-Put the award on your blog-
Link the person you received your award from-
You can give the award to how many as you want-
Put links of those blogs on yours-
Leave a message on the blogs you have nominatedI would like to nominate Nicola and Marcea

This one is from Zoe and Karen

And I am passing it on to Elaine, Vicky, Gracie and Deifen

This one is from Donalda and Sheena and I have to pass it on to 5 people so would like to pass it on to Anki, Kim, Desire, Sally and Denise

This award is from Glenda, and I need to pass it on to 7 fellow bloggers so am passing it on to Mel, Annchen, Joey, Tab, Sarah, Ruby and Lynsey

This award I received from Gracie

and the rules to accepting my award are as follows:

A) first list 10 honest things about yourself - and make it interesting, even if you have to dig deep!
B) Pass the award on to 7 bloggers that you feel embody the spirit of the Honest Scrap. the 10 HONEST things about me are:

1. I am extremely impatient
2. I am a demon to live with - how my husband has put up with me for 30 odd years is beyond me
3. I have the best friends EVER - and a lot of them I have been so lucky to find through blogging
4. I am an eternal dieter, I just wish I was as easy to lose these pesky pounds as it is to find them
5. I can't abide the smell of cigarettes, probably because I am an ex smoker (gave up nearly 20 years ago and we're always the worst!!)
6. Adore indian food, detest chinese food.
7. Have a very sweet tooth (hence me finding more pounds than I lose)
8. Will eat most things if it has cheese on (except chinese food lol) - this food thing is becoming a pattern yeah??!!
9. Work full time for my sins - well I have to fund my papercraft addiction don't I?
10. My hubby is my biggest critic, if it ain't right he sharp tells me!

Okay so I need to pass this on so this is going to Donalda, Rach, Jacqui, Kim, Malin, Tara, and Heather

This award is from Nicola, Anki and Anesha

Here are the rules:
Post a link of the person who gave you this award. Nominate 5 other people and give a link to their sites. Let your nominators know that they got an award from you. Put a logo of the award on your blog. As always - there are so many that I would like to pass this on to, but here it goes:

Michele, Debbie, Chris, Lorraine and Linda

Oh my goodness, what a long post. This is the last one and I have received it off Paula
and I need to pass it on to 5 blogging buddies so I would like to pass it on to Suzanne, Heather, Alison, Natalie and Moni

If you read as far as this then you will need to go and lie down in a dark room, which is exactly where I am headed lol.

Thanks for looking,