Monday 29 June 2009

Sketch saturday - 57

Another gorgeous sketch over at Sketch Saturday this week. For this card I have used my DCWV " Grade School" papers, they are sooo cute with little apples and most of them are shiny too. I used a cute Hanglar stamp image aswell. I coloured her in with promarkers. The sentiment stamp is from SU. The ribbons are from stash. For the letters I used my little alphabet cube from Studio G. Really loved this sketch. Hope the teacher who is getting this card will like it. Have a great evening.

The Next Level / Pink Elephant challenges

Hope you are all having a good monday. It's really confusing weather today, one minute sun one minute lashings of rain, and it's sooo humid...urrrghghgh....we have been spoiled thought so shouldn't complain really. :) Here is a card I have made for two challenges. For this weeks Next Level there is a lovely sketch to follow. And for this new challenge I am trying, Pink Elephant, the theme is "your favorite colour combo". So I have made this card for a friend's little girl to give to her nursery techer, since she is off to "big" school in August. I used some DP from DCWV and a round sentiment stamp from SU (can't get enough of these). For the main image I used a cute Hanglar image. I also used some flatbacked stick on pearls that I got of Ebay. Fun sketch and love the bright colour combo. Just very summery! Thanks for coming by! Have a look at Pink Elephant challenge blogHere!

Cupcake Craft Challenges - Summer

Monday again. And over at Cupcake the challenge this week is "It's Summer". I have made a card using a cute Annie Stamp by Leanne Ellis@ Sugar Nellie. I just don't seem to get sick of these cute little images. I have coloured her in with promarkers. I used Papermania DP and some stick on pearls, that I purchased on Ebay. Can't believe the schools break up on thursday for summer holidays. Shocking that I am going to have a Primary 2 and a Primary 4 boy in the house...time just flies by. At the moment I am just happy that there will be no school runs for a while. (not that I get a lie in or anything since all my boys are early Read some sad news this morning at the Cupcake blog. Next week will be the last and final Cupcake Challege. Here is what Lauren wrote on the blog;

Hello everyone,
Before I announce this weeks challenge I have announcement to make. I have decided that I no longer have the time each week to run this challenge blog. For this reason, I have decided to close the blog down. I would like to thank you all for your entries over the past 45 challenges, it has been fun running the blog but it is time I move on. I hope you understand.

So I hope you all will join in next week for the final challenge. Such a shame but it's a lot of time and effort to run a challenge blog, and I am sure you agree with me that Lauren made a flawless job of it and deserves to have some more time to herself. Anyways thanks for popping by and have a great week.

Sunday 28 June 2009


Had a quiet day today, catching up with the housework and some other chores. There is only four days until the summer holidays up here so had some things to organise for next weekend so the boys don't get bored. This morning they went off with their dad in his van (my car is in for MOT and won't get it back until tuesday...arghghgh....feel disabled in the sticks up here without a car!!) to Landmark in Carrbridge near Aviemore. Here is some pictures of them causing mayhem with their pals. They just came home, had a great time and will sure have a good sleep tonight before their final week at school. I have about 10 "thank you teacher" cards to make so must get on it. Have a great sunday evening. Thanks for coming by.

The Next Level/Charisma Cardz

Am really late again with my card for this weeks Next Level. I just had to join in though, with such a brilliant challenge. This week you are to make a STAIR STEP FOLD CARD or FREE STANDING POP UP CARD. There are tutorials on the blog how to make them. I decided to make a stair step fold card using some red cardstock from the Papermill in Aberdeen. The DP are from DCWV and for the images I used a cute little pair of Hanglar och Stanglar. I coloured them in with promarkers. I used some SU punches and a SU round sentiment stamp aswell. On the little tag I used my Studio G alphabet cube. It's so versatile, I love it! The flat backet stick on pearls I got from Ebay. Bargain! 200 pieces for 99p! Had so much fun doing this little project and I will use what I have learned again and again. I must try to make one of the other cards (pop up one) this week aswell...don't want to miss out on learning something new! I am also entering this card in this weeks Charisma Cardz challenge where the theme is "any project" and there is 4 chances to win some stamps from an american company called Rubberneck! And you are allowed to enter with up to 4 projects if you want!!I just had to join int! Thanks for looking and have a good evening.

Saturday 27 June 2009

Little visitor

Afternoon. Hope you all are having a great weekend. I have had a busy week as usual, but this week I had to fit in a lot of activities for the boys school, sportsday etc. Busy, busy....haven't had a lot of time to make crafty creations. But I had a little visitor today. My friend Helena brought her gorgeous and craft mad daughter over for a couple of hours. LOOK HOW TALENTED SHE IS!!! She made this card herself with some Papermania papers. The image she used is just like her, a Gorjuss stamp from Sugar Nellie. She even coloured it in with promarkers! Very clever indeed. Think there is gonna be a hole in her mums pocket soon when she realises all the tools you just HAVE TO HAVE when you are a crafter...hahah...sorry Helena!! Anyways just thought I'd show you her lovely card, that she made for her auntie. Have a good evening.

Monday 22 June 2009

Cupcake Craft Challenges - 45 - Sketch

Monday again and over at Cupcake this week there is a lovely sketch to follow. This week the challenge is sponsored by Sandra Dry Digi Stamps so we all got to use one of her stamps. I used Drake and Rosabella. They were a joy to colour in. I have never used a digi stamp before and am pleasantly surprised. Back to the card, I used DP from Bo Bunny and Basic Grey. I used some SU punches to make the Papermania flowers more interesting. Also used some eyelets and green ribbon from stash. Sorry short post, mondays is a bad day for me. Too much to do, too little time. Wouldn't it be fab with a couple of more hours a day and a spare hand or for popping by, have a good day.

Thursday 18 June 2009

The Next Level / Cute Card Thursday

Gorgeous unusual sketch over at this weeks issue of The Next Level. Can't believe I missed last weeks. I have combined this sketch with the challenge over at Cute Card Thursday, where the theme this week is "Tag You'r It". Basically just have a tag on your project. I used some bright papers from We are Memory Keepers, love these papers, some of the flowers have a lovely metallic tint. The sentiment is from SU and the cute image I have coloured in is from Sugar Nellie. Isn't she adorable. She is from the very popular range of country girls. There is lots of new gorgeous (not only rubber to have a sneeky peek at over at the Sugar Nellie Blog. That's me done for the night. Thank you all for coming past. I am going to get my boys ready for the annual school sponsored walk for tomorrow. Might have to get the waterproofs out so I am away. HUGS!

More combined challenges

Phew, hard work this combining challenges, but it's sooo much fun!! Here I have only combined two challenges. This card is for Sketch Saturday and for Stamping for the weekend. A challenge I have never tried before. Ofcourse there is a great sketch to follow over at Sketch Saturday and the challenge for SFTW is to use a digi stamp. I have used a digi stamp Rosabella and Drake by my friend (and SS DT member) Sandra Dry. (Hey hun!) I coloured the image in with promarkers (which I thought was gonna be hard with a digi image, but it was great!)I used papers by K&Co (I know you like these Sandra!!)I also used some buttons and ribbons from stash. The sentiment I stamped with my little Studio G cube. Never used a digi stamp before but now I am certainly hooked. So easy and since I am not a great stamper this is ideal for me. Thanks for coming by and have a great week.

A Spoonfull of Sugar/ Pile on it

Wow, on my second post already today. Funny how you don't have time all week and you get a slot and you end up with a weeks worth of card is for this weeks Spoonfull, and they have a gorgeous sketch that I have followed. I have combined it with a challenge I have never tried before called "Pile on it". Right up my street since you have to combine the challenge with atleast another. The theme for this week is to use two different ribbons. For the image I used a cute Sugar Nellie image. Really love these cute little girls. I coloured her in with promarkers as usual. The DP are from Basic Grey, love the colour combo on the papers. I used some bling that I got on Ebay. The sentiment is from SU and the ribbons are from stash. Had so much fun combining these challenges. And now for another post....

Quadruple challenge!!

Hope you all are having a nice evening. I have had a burst of crafting adrenaline and made 4 cards last night. This one is for some combined challenges. First I used a lovely sketch from Friday Sketchers. I used a rectangle for the image instead of an oval. This card is also being entered in the Cute Daisymay challenge, where the theme this week is "circles". AND it's also gonna be entered in Double Dutch Challenges, where the theme is "monochromatic"(I chose black!), and in Stamp with fun. The challenge for this week is "dots". WOW, don't think I have ever combined 4 challenges in one card the card I used Basic Grey papers, some SU punches and a SU round sentiment stamp. The ribbon and button is from stash. The little flowers were given to me by Jenny (Thank you!!) so I don't know where they are from. For the image I used a cute picnic Hanglar. It was pretty hard to do her in black and shades of it. Had so much fun trying to get all these themes into one card. Heck, I think this might be the new thing for me, combining lots of challenges, that is a challenge in for popping by.

Saturday 13 June 2009

Cupcake challenge - Father's Day

Monday again. Time just flies by the last weeks before the summer holidays. Managed to get some time to make this card for Cupcake Craft Challenges. This week the challenge is "Father's day", but if you don't celebrate father's day or it's not celebrated at the same time as over here , a card for any man will do. There is a twist though. Your creation has to be "more than" a card. I have made a holiday voucher holder for my dad. He doesn't celebrate father's day just now since it's on a different date in Sweden. But he is off to Finland so I am sending him some travel cheques in this holder. (He is turning 70 this month, gratulerar alsklings papsi!)You can also use this for vouchers or cash. It's folded in the same way as a marchbox so if you have one, just case it with different measurements to fit your voucher on the inside. For this project I used a Sailboat stamp, think this one is from Inkadinkadoo, I have used the cracked glass technique on this card. I learned this over at the Sugar Bowl's monthly tutorial challenge Sugar Sugar. the papers I have had for a long time, but am 90% sure they are from Dovecraft, might get all wrong... The ribbon I got off Ebay, the sentiment stamp is from SU and I used the small circle and small scalloped circle SU punch aswell. Sometimes it feels a bit boring to give vouchers, or you feel like you haven't made an effort when you give someone vouchers or cash for their birthday. But if you make one of these folders the person who get this little pressie will know that you gone through a lot of effort to make this. Well, my dad might think so, but this folder only took me 20 minutes to for coming by and have a great week. OH, don't forget to pop along to Cupcake to have a nosy at the other DT members fab creations.

A Spoonfull of Sugar/Daring Cardmakers

Whohhooo...another card for me today! Made this one for a lady at work, she has her 40th next weekend. This card I have incorporated in two challenges, over at Spoonfull the challenge for this week is butterflies. I got these DP a few weeks ago and one of the designs in the pad is of butterflies so I cut some out to use as embellishments. Lets hope she hasn't got a butterfly phobia...eeekkk! :D For this weeks Daring cardmakers they need some sunshine, since it's a bit dull down there. So the challenge is "sizzling hot", to use bright colours for your card, like orange, red and yellow. I used my Cricut machine to cut out the circles and "40" and for my round sentiment I used a SU stamp. I also used a couple of SU punches, circle and scalloped circle. The flowers are from Prima and Papermania. The letters for "VAL" I stamped with my little alphabet cube from Studio G. Quite a simple card, but didn't want to make it too fussy for her. Had a great time making it though, since hardly get any time nowadays. Thanks for popping by. Have a good evening.

Doubledutch/Cute card Thursday

Evening all. Having a hard time finding a slot during the day to make some crafty bits, but managed to make a couple today. It's crazy the last few weeks before the summer hols and the schools are cramming in all sorts of activities (ie sponsored walks, sportsday etc) so can't wait for the holidays so I can have some crafty time, instead of running around like a headless this week, got a mural to do tomorrow and some bits and bobs. Here I have made a bookmark for this fornight Double dutch challenge. They always have unusual interesting challenges and I am ashamed I missed the last one AND I am really late with this one. I have combined this challenge with Cute Card thursday aswell, the challenge there is quotations. So I stuck on one from my little box of proverbs from K&Co. The papers I used are from Basic Grey and the image is an old Tilda image, I coloured her in with promarkers. The sentiment stamp is from SU and I used some SU punches for this bookmark. The ribbon I randomly found in one of my craft boxes. Shame there was only a little bit, loove the colour. Anyways thanks for poppping by. Have a great weekend.

Monday 8 June 2009

Some more pix of the boys. They are from sunday, when the sun finally came out in the afternoon. We went for a walk down by the river Spey. Had a picnic, it was just bliss. Anyways thanks for popping by. I am away to get ready for work...sigh...:D

Gorgeous summer days

Wow, what a day. Thought I'd post some piccies of my boys on the beach the other day. Just love the piccie of Jed's toes in the sand. Taking lots of pictures just incase them few days of sun is all we get this weather for you! Have a great week!

Cupcake Craft Challenge - Colour challenge

Monday again, weekends seem to get shorter and shorter..time goes fast when you have fun...and when you are doing piles of ironing...yawn...anyways this card I have made for this weeks Cupcake Craft Challenge. This week there is a colour challenge and your card is to be a "card for kids". I have used DCWV papers and an image of a funky cake from Squiggle stamps. I also used a SU sentiment stamp and some SU scalloped border and circle punches. The ribbon is off the inside of a new top I bought the other day. You know, you always get these really annoying ribbons that they use to hang items of clothing in the shops, and you are supposed to cut them off before using the item. But you never do, well I don't, until I though, this card is for a little madam's 8th birthday this weekend. (Yes, Donna, you always seem to see the cards I make for your kids before they receive them..hahah...)Sun has really come out this afternoon so I must get some more washing out and get the dinner on. Have a great monday...buhuuu, don't wan't to go to work...:D

Sunday 7 June 2009

The Next Level - 1/Cute Card Thursday

Double challenge here for me again with this little card. For this weeks Cute Card Thursday the challenge is to use diecuts and /or punches. Another great challenge was born last week (The next level) and I just had to join in, so I have incorporated this challenge in this card aswell. For this weekly challenge this weeks theme was to make an Aperture/Cut out card. For an added extra you have to make a faux prima lollipop flower to use on your card aswell. I have made a card for a boys birthday with an monster image from new stamp company Squiggle stamps. I coloured him in with promarkers. Used lots of SU punches and a SU stamp for the sentiment. The papers were given to me so I am really sorry, have no idea where they are from. If you know,let me know...;D Had a great time making this little card. The theme was brilliant and all the DT cards were very inspiring. Am a bit late with this one, new issue out tomorrow. So go and have a nosy over at The Next Level and join in. Have a good sunday!

Wednesday 3 June 2009

Daring Cardmakers/ Sketch Saturday

OMG, I am being such a bad blogger, one post a week...baaad! I have been really busy with kids, nice weather and Sugar Nellie drawing so sorry for my absense. I am now back and crafting like crazy. This card I have made for this weeks Daring Cardmakers, and the theme is "Take Five", you have to use 5 of the same of something on your card. I have opted for 5 brads. For this weeks Sketch Saturday there is ofcourse a gorgeous sketch, and this week is special because it's their first birthday....Wohooo...happy birthday and there is lots of candy to be won on each of the DT members blogs...check it out HERE!!!. Back to my card. I have used some scrappapers, Deja Views and think it's MM, but not 100%. The image is from Sugar Nellie, he is sooo cute with his curly hair. I coloured the image in with promarkers. Used some threads from stash and for all the sentiments my Studio G cube. Had a great time doing these challenges, it's so nice to get some time to get some crafting done...thanks for popping by and have a good wednesday!

Monday 1 June 2009

Cupcake challenge - 42 - Fairies

Monday again, didn't make any cards last week. Have got a lot of work on at the moment, did make this one though, ofcourse! ;D For this weeks Cupcake challenge I had the privilege to set the task, so I picked "fairies" as the theme. For my card I used a cute Tilda image and coloured her in promarkers. I used Basic Grey DP, some flowers from Papermania and some trimcraft ribbon. Really enjoyed this challenge, just looove fairies, and have a look over at the Cupcake blog to see the DT's fantastic creations. Lovely day today, we have been spoiled all weekend so I am away to take the boys out before the sun dissapears...have a great week and thanks for looking.