Saturday, 28 February 2009

Tilda & friends ATC challenge

I found time this week to have a go at the Tilda and friends ATC challenge It is their 1st birthday this week...Happy Birthday!!! so this weeks theme is birthdays!! I don't usually add this type of sentiment to my ATC's I tend to keep them general so adding the sentiment was a little hard, but hey what's a challenge for if not to challenge you!!! I was making my card for tomorrows C4E sketch challenge and had some left overs so this ATC matches tomorrow's card, which is for my mum who's birthday is today..ish!!! She's a leap year baby!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MUM!!! {{{{HUGS}}}}

Tilda is coloured with pencils and markers. The PP is from a QVC kit. The little bit of lace I found in my recent "spring clean" of my craft room, it was with some other bits my mum had given me!
Enough from me more work to do!!!
Have a good day, back tomorrow with the C4E sketch challenge.
Michele xx

Monday, 23 February 2009

1 card, 1 ATC, 3 challenges!

There was glorious sunshine here today! We saw signs of spring trying to win the battle over winter on the way to school this morning !! On the way to pick up Mikael, I introduced Alix to his shadow, he loved that idea!! It sounded like hundreds of birds had come out just to sing too!! I haven't enjoyed the school run like that for soooo long!!

Cute card Thursday's challenge is signs of spring this week, it can be interpreted through the image embellishments or colours. I have gone with spring colours and a pair of love birds image (well they are nesting and all loved up at the mo!!)

I have used the Friday Sketchers sketch#40 by Jacqueline for the card.

Hop over and check out both DT cards they are gorgeous!!

The papers are daisy bucket available HERE The stamps are the free ones with last months cardmaking and papercraft mag. The birds and flowers are coloured with pencils. The wire is from stash. I have doodled a border around the birds and outside of the card. If I get 5 mins I might carry on inside the card but I wanted to get a few projects done this week so have left it for now.

I haven't made any ATC's for awhile so I made a matching ATC to add to the slowly growing collection. It also fits the Crafts 4 Eternity February ATC challenge so I will add it there too! I used the sketch for the ATC as well minus the sentiment.

That's me for today I have been surfing the net and am full of ideas! I find I always have lots of ideas and not enough time to do them!! In my recent spring clean of my craftroom I found a folder of templates and projects from years ago! I am going to have to play!! I still haven't completely finished my spring clean I got sidetracked again...must focus!!! LOL!!

Do check out the crafts 4 eternity website if you have a mo there are challenges and all sorts to see, The gallery is filling up nicely too!
Thanks for stopping by

big spring HUGS!!!!

Michele xx

Sunday, 22 February 2009

C4E- Sunday sketch challenge #20

Hello everyone!!
How was your half term week? I got busy with some spring cleaning in my craft room!! With all the interruptions from children it has taken all week!!!! and still not completely finished! If I get brave I will share those photos with you later!!
I have 2 cards to share with you today both were done for the Crafts 4 Eternity Sunday sketch challenge #20
The design team have done a fab job again this week with some fun ideas for leap year birthdays, hop over and check them out!!!
The first one uses the optional twist that was set with this weeks sketch....Leap Year Birthdays.
My mum is a Leap Year Baby so this card is for her next week...(look away now mum!!!) LOL

The PP is old DCWV papers from a couple of years ago. I have hand stitched and added beads on the card. The calender is part of a free download from my site for the sites calender challenge, It is a 2010 calender but don't tell anyone!!! LOL Chippy numbers are from a QVC kit that is going on forever got loads of it left!

I have done the inside too...well it is for mum!! The greeting is 2 stamps from Cardmaking and papercraft magazine last month. Blooms and button are from stash.

The second card was made first!! I forgot about the leap year twist...DUH!!! and I set the challenges!!!! LOL!!
The PP are from DCWV again and Daisy Bucket, Blooms, ribbon and button from stash. The image is from my first collection of Digital stamps, Bear in boot, available HERE.
I have coloured him with silver H2O's and pencils.

He twinkles more IRL!!!!

Finally A big Thank-you to Teri who said some lovely things on her blog about me and awarded me The Kreative Blogger award too!! Bless you Teri, thank-you {{{hugs}}}} I won't pass this on as I have done it already, if you know someone who deserves this award then snag the tag from my sidebar and pass it on!
That's it from me, I am going to check out the DT's blogs, then hopefully do a couple of challenge cards and maybe an ATC!!! Shock horror!!
Thanks for stopping by!!
Enjoy your week :)
Michele xxx

Sunday, 15 February 2009

C4E- Sunday sketch challenge #19

Sunday has arrived again!! Where does the week go??? LOL!!

There is a new sketch on the C4E blog HERE The DT have done a fab job again, hop over and take a look!! This week there is a little prize for one random winner this cute little digital stamp called Valentine Ali. Which is available from the C4E store HERE

I have 2 cards for you with this sketch. The first one is the one I actually used for the challenge and given to DH for Valentines day. The second one was my first attempt at DH's Valentine card!!

This card has no Pattern paper!!!! Pick me up off the floor!!!:) I very rarely make anything without some pattern paper but I struggled to find one in my stash I liked for DH. The Black card is embossed with my cuttlebug. I thought about sanding it but left it alone this time, might try it next time. The image is another digital stamp from the C4E store, I have coloured it with silver H2O and watercolours and added some colour to the flourish with a pen. Printed sentiment and ribbon from stash.

You can't see the twinkle very well in this photo, but it does twinkle!! LOL

I went all out for DH with the inside too! The poem is a lovely little poem called "I love you for so many reasons." Some more embossed black CS and another heart finished off the card. DH liked it which is the main thing, even though he didn't get it until Saturday afternoon!!!

The second card using the sketch was intended for DH but started to look more like a baby card as I had coloured the bear lightly. So quick change to the greeting and I now have a new baby card to add to my card box.
The papers are a digi download from Shabby Princess called "Express yourself". Stamped sentiment and ribbon from stash, which is looking a little low now!!!! LOL!!

The image is the Teddy bear digital stamp in the C4E store. When I first drew him he was a panda bear!!!! LOL He's had a bit of tweaking this week! Hope you like him!
He is coloured with watercolour paints.

Hopefully this has magically appeared on my blog while I am driving to Birmingham!!
I will tell you all about stitches next week!
Have a good Sunday
Thanks for looking
Michele xx

Saturday, 14 February 2009

sneek peeks and missed challenges!!

Happy Valentines day!!!
Oh dear! I meant to post this earlier in the week and the week has just passed me by!!! These cards were intended for the Friday sketchers and sketch Saturday challenges and a peek at the new digital stamp designs ! Oh well better late than never!! Too late for the challenges this weeks challenges have now been posted, I will take a look next week and try again!!!! LOL
The first card used the Friday sketchers sketch #38 Lovely sketch, I think I was a bit heavy handed with this card! It seems very busy! The image is one of the owls from a set of 6. I have coloured him with pencils and sat him on some 3d sticky fixers. The papers are Daisy bucket.

The second card uses the sketch from Sketch Saturday. Sketch #37 by Jeanette. Again another fab sketch to work with. The papers are Daisy Bucket. The flowers I cut from Bazzill cs and inked the ends with a whispers inkpad. I have drawn some white stitches, which are not very clear in real life and the photo!!!

The bear is one of the new digital stamps which I will be adding to the site tonight!

Well that's it from me, I have to schedule my Sunday sketch post next, add the new digital stamps to the site and then it's Chinese and a DVD with DH!!! I am off to stitches in Birmingham tomorrow, I will be looking for Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen on the Trimcraft stand!!!!
Have a fun rest of the weekend
thanks for looking
Michele xx

Sunday, 8 February 2009

ssc#18,another award and sneek peek!!!

There is a lot to fit into this post today!! Please forgive the length!!!LOL Where do I start? lets start with this weeks C4E Sunday sketch! The DT girls have done a fab job again this week, bless them they are working so hard, I sent them the March challenges yesterday!! Check out the fab DT cards and the challenge HERE
The February challenges are now up on the website, again the design team have done a fab job, you really should see the mini books!!!! Gorgeous!!! Click on the shop link in the side bar to check out the challenges and DT work. Ok my card for this weeks sketch.....
I will tell you about the cute image in a mo!! The papers are a digi download called "How sweet it is" From Jessica Edwards This is a lovely kit and printed well! I got the nesties and cuttle bug out again, loving it!!! need some more nesties and embossing folders though!!
Ok the image...first a question is it a boy or girl? second this is the first sneek peek!!!! I am designing a range of digi stamps to sell on the website!! This little guy was for valentines day, then I realised that it's only a week away !!! He might work for other occassions too!? Yes he is supposed to be a he! but for a moment when I coloured him I wondered! what do you think? Anyway he is part of the "Ali" range of stamp which are based on my youngest son Alixander. Here is the first one....and a card...
So there is your first sneek peek!! I am not sure when they will get to the website, you will have to watch this space.
Finally!!! Another award!!! Nicki (littleted) and Sam both gave me this award...

Thank-you so much ladies I really apprieciate it! The rules are that you have to wear it with pride on your blog and pass on to 7 people! Well There are so many who should have this award it is hard to single out 7 people! I got 8, hope that's ok!!!
Why?? They are all Kreative bloggers!!!!!LOL
Big hugs to you all!!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Michele xx

Thursday, 5 February 2009

An award!!!

Brrrrrr!!! a chilly hello from me! I am one of these daft people who complain when it's cold and complain when it's hot!!! LOL I just don't like it too hot or too cold give me spring and autumn all year and I am a happy bunny!!! LOL
I am a chuffed and rather embarrassed bunny at the moment Pinky has given me this lovely award!!! Bless you hun, your a darling!!

So I have to now pass this on and quite right too!!! It's a lovely feeling to be given an award and it must be shared!! I would like to pass this on to......
Without your support ladies I would not have a design team and the faith and support you have shown me, someone you have never met, has been amazing! It has been a whirlwind few weeks for me and your kind words and humour has kept me going. And without you ladies I would not be considering my new project!!
So thank-you ladies, enjoy your award and wear it with pride :)
I have no cards to share tonight as I am busy with a new project, one I can't believe I am doing so soon!! I will share some sneek peeks with you soon!!
thanks for stopping by
Michele xx

Sunday, 1 February 2009

C4E Sunday sketch challenge #17

The week has just flown by again, I can't believe that it's February already and tomorrow my little baby is 3!!! We are having a little party for him this afternoon, Thomas the tank engine and In the night garden...again!!!!
The C4E Sunday sketch has been posted you can see it HERE with the fab DT cards too
(2 new members this week!!!)..... and here is what I did with it....
The card is for Alixander's birthday. He loves tractors! trains,cars,planes.....everything! His fave sentence at the mo is "I like....." Bless him!! This one is for his brother Mikael to give him.
The papers are from a free CD with issue 37 of papercraft essentials. The magazine has joined the rest of the pile I haven't read yet, some from before Christmas!!!
The ribbon is paper mania and of course the image is gorgeous Hamish fixing tractor, coloured with pencils.

I made 3 cards with this sketch, why? ......Because the first I can't post as the image isn't released yet! and the 2nd I just wasn't happy with. I used the same papers from the CD and a cupcake image from it too. I never get on with the free papers from magazines, I have a pile of them here, now and again I get them out and play and I am never happy with the results. Me thinks I should not try again!! Anyway I said I'd share the disasters too so here it is in all it's pink bubblegum glory!!!!!!!!!

I tried stamping on the papers with some free stamps with issue 62 of cardmaking and papercraft, a hint of colour and YUK!!! maybe it's too pink for me?
I will leave you with the "lovely" cupcake???????

Thanks for looking

Michele xx


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