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I started this blog in April 2012 so I could join Challenges. I am now on some design teams. I hope you like my cards. I started stamping in 1995 but my cards are still mostly cute.
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Post Pals cards for sick children

Post Pals - Putting a Smile on Childrens Faces

Saturday 30 June 2012

2nd card for Scrapbook Boutique challenge

I made another card tonight for the Scrapbook Boutique challenge

I used distress stain for the purple background and distress ink pads for the yellow and pink.  Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp "Snow White", flowers, white ribbon and pearls.

Kaszazz class

Today I had fun at a Kaszazz class, teacher Gwen Gill.  I made the following cards using distress ink pads, distress stains, a mask and Kaszazz stamps and masking tape (birds).

I enjoyed making these cards and being with the friendly ladies, though my stamping isn't the best.

My card for Scrapbook Boutique June challenge

This is my card for the Scrapbook Boutique challenge for June
I am just in time as it closes tonight.
This was the inspiration for the challenge
and make it "Fit for a Princess"

I used my new La La Land "Princess Marci" stamp that I bought from Scrapbook Boutique this week.  It arrived yesterday morning just in time for me to make the card after work last night.  Very quick service.
Also used pink and purple card, pattern paper, white lace, punched flowers, pearls and rhinestones.  I have used all the colours in the picutre, purple, pink, yellow and white.
I love the La La Land stamps and I have quite a lot now.   They stamp out so well.  I have trouble with some other unmounted stamps due to my arthritis but I never have any problems stamping the La La Land Stamps.

Wednesday 27 June 2012

My cards for Feeling Sketchy Week 13

Here are two cards I made to the Feeling Sketch sketch week 13

This was the sketch to work to:

It is a scrapbook sketch but you could do a card instead which is what I did.  I tried to get the cards made to go in the 6pm mail but unfortunately had too many interruptions so they won't get posted till tomorrow which means that they may be late for the birthdays.

Monday 25 June 2012

My card for Sunny Challenges SC 04612

This is my card for Sunny Challenges SC 04612
and this was the sketch we had to work to.

Thank you to Gwen for the challenge and to Vicky for the instructions.  Have a look at their lovely cards plus the lovely cards by Kris and Pat.

I used Stampin Up Stamps and made the card in red for one of my friends as that is her favourite colour.

Saturday 23 June 2012

My card for Lollipop Ladies challenge No 48 June 20 2012

This is my card for the Lollipop Ladies Challenge 48  - Wednesday June 20, 2012
The challenge was "Cupcakes"

With the additional challnge of "A Recipe of Embellishments" 3 of one, 2 of another and 1 of another.

I used 3 rhinestones, 2 ribbons, and 1 Party brad on a cupcake background and Kraftin' Kimmie stamp "Francesca".
I am so excited.  My card was one of the two cards that received the Ray of Sunshine this week on Sunny challenges.

Wednesday 20 June 2012

Boys cards

I don't make many boys cards but I am just putting some I have made here to give my friend Von some ideas.

Other cards for Feeling Sketchy Week 12

I liked the Feeling Sketchy week 12 sketch so decided to make some of the birthday cards I need to make this week using the same sketch

My card for Feeling Sketchy Week 12

I made this card for Belinda Scott to the Feeling Sketchy Week 12 sketch
I used the lovely Matilda stamp sent to me in a very generous prize pack from Belinda which I won by following her blog.  Digital stamp "fairy chair" from Make it Crafty
Martha Stewart punch, flower ribbon, flower rhinestones.

This was the sketch to follow

Tuesday 19 June 2012

My card for Sunny Challenges Sc045/12

This is my card for this week at Sunny Challenges Sc045/12
This is the sketch we had to follow and we had to use ribbon.

The flower is from the Stampin' Up set "Echoes of Kindness" and the Happy Birthday from the Stampin Up Set "Warmest Regards"
Used butterflies embossing folder, pattern paper and flower ribbon.

Thursday 14 June 2012

My card for Sunny Challenges SC 44/12

This is my card for Sunny Challenges this week SC 44/12

We had to do a fancy fold and were given suggestions.  I picked the "joy fold" card.  This is the first one I have made.  I found the instructions on Split Coast Stampers.  I have used Stampin Up papers and only one stamp which is unusual for me as most of my cards are stamped and often use cuttlebug.

My card was in the top 4 for Feeling Sketchy No 10

I was thrilled to find out my card for Feeling Sketchy challenge No 10 was picked for the top 4.  I am enjoying doing the challenges as they are giving me new ideas for my cards

Tuesday 12 June 2012

My card for Stamp Spot June Challenge spots 2012

This is my card for the Stamp Spot June Challenge Spots

This was the challenge:
I used yellow, flower buttons and brown grossgrain ribbon (supposed to be a path through the grass).

Monday 11 June 2012

My card for Feeling Sketchy Week 11 June 11 2012

This is my card for the sketch challenge on Feeling Sketchy

This was the sketch challenge, we could substitute something else for the heart.
I used Alison Ellis paper for the triangle, to look like the wallpaper in a room and Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp set "Lucy" sitting on the floor reading.  I had two attempts at this card as the first time I cut the triangle the wrong way.  Coloured with Tria markers.

I notice that some people use one card for many challenges.  I like to make a separate card for each challenge.  I then use them for birthday cards during the week.

It is still teaming rain.  It hasn't stopped all day.

My card for Lollipop Ladies challenge No 47 - Jelly babies & ribbon

This is my card for the Lollipop Ladies challenge No 47
The challenge was jelly babies with the additional challenge of ribbon

I have used all the colours green, yellow, orange, red and blue and cupcake ribbon.  Stamp is La La Land Sugar n' Spice Marci.  Verse is StampinUp stamp.  Blue card embossed with Craft Concepts Embossing folder Cupcakes

Spent this morning cleaning the bathroom.  This afternoon cleaned up my craft desk.   Did some distress stain backgrounds for an ATC swap and then made my card.

Sarah is making a cake to take to school tomorrow.  She volunteered to take a cake for Parent Teacher interviews tomorrow night.  Unfortunately I can't go as I don't have any transport as Tony will be at work and Lynda has to take Sian to dancing.  I have let them know.

Friday was a sunny day but it has been pouring rain here all day yesterday and today.

Friday 8 June 2012

My card for Sunny Challenges Week 43 June 2012

Here is my card for Sunny Challenges Week 43

The sketch below with the proviso that we use the Ocean Commotion stamp set.  I don't have that stamp set so have used the fish from Stampin Up fishy friends stamp set.   Stamped with versamark and then coloured with chalks.  (Doesn't come up well in the scan)    Used fishy ribbon on Cuttlebug Divine Swirls.  Clouds sponged with tumbled glass and faded jeans distress ink.

This is the sketch.

Have just finished making the card.  Took me a while.  I am a bit slow, my arthritis is worse in this cold weather.  It was 6 degrees when we left home this morning.
Spent early this morning at the dentist and then the chiropractor.   Unfortunately have broken another tooth so have to have another crown plus a filling over the next couple months.  More expense I can't afford, but things could be worse.   Have a good week everyone.

Tuesday 5 June 2012

My card for Feeling Sketchy sketch challenge 10 June 2012

This is my card for the Feeling Sketch sketch challenge 10

QuicKutz cutting die "Dainty Doily" Stamping Bella stamp "Jill is two" set coloured with Tria markers and gelly roll stardust pen.  Daisy embossing folder and washi tap.

This is the sketch we had to work to