Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Hi everyone, Nearly forgot to make this card its for someone who has a birthday on boxing day and what with christmas i nearly always forget till last minute.
I am going to enter Kaboodles Challenge with this as they have left it open till 10th jan and its aimed at creations for males.
As time is tight i just used a print from pc and some backing paper from my stash hope you like it :)
Well only 2 more sleeps and the man in red will have been hope you all get everything you want especially all the crafting goodies :)
Warm Winter Hugs to you all
Val xxx

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Hi everyone hope your all enjoying the run up to christmas, I have done a birthday card for a change for someone who has a birthday very close to christmas.
I am entering it into just christmas and birthdays challenge this week its a fab sketch by Gry-Heidi.
I have done a decoupaged tulips in a pot for image papers are Papermania creative tones (amethyst infusion), cardstock from cor'dinations sentiment i stamped in purple ink and heat embossed with clear powder, flowers and gems from stash.
Thanks for taking the time to look at this very busy time of year :)
Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas xx
Hugs Val xxx

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Hi everyone here are some cards i was going to post yesterday but had such a hectic day i never managed to do it.
The first two are for my two youngest grandchildren Reuben Ely and spiderlouise

Next two are for Charlie Louise and Toni Ann

This one is for my daughter and husband

and the last one i have no idea who this one is for yet
Hope you all have a very merry christmas :)
Hugs Val xxx

Monday, 8 December 2008

Hi everyone hope your all well, i am feeling a little better now and my son asked me to make him these cards for 2 of his teachers last night he wanted them both more or less the same wíth a christmas tree so i have used a free download from scrapbookingmad i added little dots on the tree with sukura glitter pens. He was well pleased with them bless him.
That set me off and i made another 3 cards after those for family members will post a pic of them tomorrow :)
Right i am off to get a hot bath and early night as this flu has really worn me out cant wait to get back to normal and feeling myself again so i'll say goodnight all n god bless x
Val xxx

Saturday, 29 November 2008

Hi all, Excuse the photo not very good as its dark and gloomy here i have done the cards for the Just Christmas and Birthday Challenge This weeks sketch is made by Ninchen (Janina).
Great sketch that i really enjoyed doing and the only crafting i have done for seems like ages as i have been really busy as i suppose everyone is at this time of year :)
Have a great weekend and dont let the weather spoil any of it for you just ignore it lol
Warm and bright Hugs to all of you Val xxx

Monday, 24 November 2008

My entry for Kaboodles Doodled Challenge # 13

Hi all hope you had a fabby weekend even though it was so cold brrrrrr,
For my entry to Kaboodles Doodles Challenge, "This week the challenge is Squares and Rectangles are out! We want to see shaped cards and items".
is my new tool pot that i made from a soup tin its just perfect much nice than the drab black desk tidy i was using and it does'nt keep falling over lol, i was inspired to make this by Beth when i saw hers.
I have used DCWV cardstock from the spring glitter stack and ribbon, gems etc from my stash. I also made a base from a felt table protector (i bought it ages ago and got size wrong far too small for my table so glad i got some use out of it lol) this stops it from sounding tinny and scratching table too.
Hope you like it and thanks for looking :)
Val xxx

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Evening all, wow two cards in one day lol this one is a card i have done for Cupcake craft challenge
which is a sketch and this is what they would like: "You can turn it sideways, or change the dimensions, but we want to see the original design. In the card I would like you also to use the colour BROWN; be it in the embellishments, Paper or Image, or in all of them. It is up to you to decide where. Also I would like you to have AT LEAST 1 scalloped edge in your creation. The sentiment's position, and whether you want to include one, is up to you"
So this is what i did another decoupaged image (cos i do love to do decoupage) it is a free download from Funky Fairy's Papercrafts
called Harry, papers are from Anita's classic reds, sentiment from dotties christmas download and rest from stash :)
Thanks for looking hope you like it Val xxx
Hi all hope you are all having a great day,
At last i got a card made and better still it fits the bill for two challenges:
Sketch Saturday Challenge #26 which is a fab sketch and i enjoyed doing it
and Secret Crafter Saturday challenge #8 which is decoupage which has to be one of my fav things to do :)
Papers are from Dovecraft (masculine) decoupaged image is from cuddlybuddly cute is'nt he text backing paper and sentiment printed on pc brads from stash :)
Thanks for looking and hope you like it :0)
Enjoy the rest of the day Hugs Val xxx
Hi everyone,
No cards made as i have been busy with other stuff (boring things like housework etc) with the exception of my trip to town with Mel (daughter) of course, wow she got some fab stamps i am so green lol.
However i did manage to get a hienz soup tin to look good :)
I was inspired by Beth after seeing the one she made its lovely as are all her creations take a look here and see for yourself.
Here is the one i made its replaceing a boring black desk tidy that drives me nuts as it keeps falling over :)
So a big thanks to Beth and here it is
the hearts are a pearly pink but some look yellow in the pic dont know why??
Thanks for looking hope you like it :)
goodnight god bless Val xxx
Ps if your wondering why the spoons in there for (no not for eating lol) i use it with my glitters x

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Card for ABC challenge (r is for ribbon)

Hi crafters, I made this card for a very lovely lady and i know its safe to show now as i know she has recieved it by now.
i am entering this into the ABC challenge this week as its R for ribbon and you have to have ribbon somewhere on your card.
The image is from Dottie's Animal Magic, Papers are a freebie from Ribbon from Craftwork, card and peel off numbers from stash.
Hope you like it and thanks for looking :)
Hugs to you all Val xxx

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

My card for Magnolia v Stampavie Challenge week 3

Good evening everyone hope your enjoying it,
I have done another card i have coloured the image with Prisma's first time i've used these not sure i have done it right but thought i would give them a go. This is for the Magnolia v Stampavie challenge which this week is (tie that sketch).
Image is Sarah Kay, papers are Papermania creative tones (raspberry champagne, ribbon is from Chatterbox, sentiment i created on my pc and rest from stash :)
Hope you like it and thanks for looking :)
Its late so i'll be off to bed very soon night all.
Val xxx

1 card for 3 challenges yeah!

Hi everyone hope your all ok,
I have managed to do this card to enter 3 challenges yeah!
My Time To Craft challenge #37 which is (its raining, its pouring) this week.
Secret Crafter challenge #7 which is (cute as a button) this week.
Spoonfull of Sugar challenge #26 which is (blooms) this week.
The papers are free downloads from Shabby Princess (sweet sprinkles), image and text were given to me and i am not sure of the name (can anyone tell me please),ribbon is Papermania sparkling trims and blooms and button from stash.Thanks for looking hope you like it :0)
Have a great day Val xxx

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Cards for two challenges

Hi everyone hope you all had a great weekend,I have done both cards for Just Christmas and Birthdays Challenge which was a sketch to follow.
The christmas one i am also entering in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge which is a colour theme red and green this week.
For the christmas card i have used Dovecraft papers (tis the season), FF stamp from my new xmas pack, sentiment printed on pc from Dotties christmas download and rest from stash.
For the birthday card, Papermania creative tones (amethyst infusion), Image i recieved in a RAK, sentiment i created myself on pc and ribbon,flower ,button from my stash.
thanks for taking the time to look hope you like them :)
Val xxx

Sunday, 16 November 2008

Card for Sketch Saturday challenge sketch # 25

Hi everyone hope your having a fab weekend, Well mine started with great news, i won this stamp from Sketch Saturday and could not wait to use it, as i got it sooo very quickly thanks to Debbie bless her, so what better than a card for this weeks Sketch Saturday and here it is.
Stamp Sarah Kay (the joy of giving), papers papermania (vintage christmas), ribbon,gems and everything else from stash.
Hope you like it ans thanks for looking :0)
Val xxx
Hi all Up late again cant sleep so i made a card lol
A Nice Clean simple stream line look to be used on your project this week.& No more than 3 Colours to be used in total! is the challenge this week and i hope i'm not too late as it's a new one tomorrow.
Image is Tilda with candy cane watercoloured with whispers strokes pens, papers are Papermania contempory christmas,ribbons are papermania sparkling trims rest from my stash.
Hope you like it and thanks for looking :0)
Val xxx

Saturday, 15 November 2008

Two challenges one card !!!

Hi everyone, Up late again just posting a card i made for 2 challenges Cupcake Craft Challenge which is a card with spots on this week and Spoonfull of Sugar Challenge which is a card for a child.
Paper and image is military bears from Cuddlybuddly ribbon is from papermania and edged with doodled spots in sparkley sukura pen. Hope you like it and thanks for looking :)
Good night to anyone off to bed and sleep tight to all those in bed now (thats where i'm off now).
Val xxxx

Friday, 14 November 2008

Mornin all hope its not too cold and dreary for ya it is here,
Here's a card i made last night for
My Time To Craft Challenge This is what they said:
Hi Crafters! Thanks for joining us this week - the theme we have chosen this week is a festive one!
We would like to see your 'Snowmen' or women if you want to be politically correct!
I have used a decoupaged snowman for this from Tinkernco
papers are from Dovecraft (Christmas blues) pack, ribbon from Papermania (Winter Selection) and gems from stash and added some sparkle with sukura pens if you can see it.
Hope you like it and thanks for looking :)
Val xxx

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Hi everyone,
I've done this card for the ABC challenge which is Q this week and Q is for Quick card you have 20 mins to make a card, this card was very quick i used a dottie download already coloured in and just cut it out and popped onto card with foam pads, papers from Papermania Vintage Christmas pack and ribbon from Anita's.
Thanks for looking hope you like it :)
Val xxx

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Hi everyone, Just done this card this morning for my daughter and dh (she wont see it believe me i know).
I am entering it in the FF Challenge
The challenge for this week is PAPERMANIA
For this challenge, they would like to see three different papers being used on your cards.
I have used my new FF christmas stamp gorgeous is'nt he :) and i watercoloured him with my whispers stroke pens, the three papers are from Papermania (A Wonderful Christmas Time paper pack), Ribbons are Papermania sparkling trims, sentiment from dotties christmas download and i added the personal bit in the centre and gems are from stash.
Hope you like it and thanks for looking :)
Have a great day Val xxx

Monday, 10 November 2008

Card for Just Christmas and Birthdays Challenge

Hi all back again just made a card for the
Just Christmas and Birthdays Challenge its another Dottie's download and its for a Elvis fan :)
Papers are Dovecraft Masculine and the very back one i printed off pc a freebie cant remember where from brads and gems from stash. Hope you like it and thanks for looking :)
Hope you all have a great evening Val xxx

My card for Sketch Saturday

Morning all hope you had a good weekend:)
This is my entry for Sketch Saturday Challenge
I have used a Stampavie christmas stamp (which i won from Catswhisker's on the blog candy giveaway), the sentiment is one from Dottie's christmas downloads and i have added a personalised bit in centre, used lots of gold stickles, papers are DCWV christmas stack and Anita's classic reds, rest from my stash. hope you like it and thanks for looking :)
Val x

Sunday, 9 November 2008

My card for Friday Sketches and PWCT Challenges

Hi all, I have managed to fit this into two challenges this week Friday Sketches which is a sketch of course and PWCT which calls for simply sparkling.
As you can see i have used my new Dottie and George only got them last night could not wait to play with them and i printed them in colour and added sone sparkle, papers are DCWV and the red one is Anita's classic reds, Dovecraft ribbon, personal wording done on my pc and christmas sentiment from my stash, oh and the glitter is gold stickles and glitz it sparkles.
Hope you like it and thanks you for looking :)
Val xxx

Friday, 7 November 2008

Double Challenge 18th birthday card for my son

Hi all, I managed to do this one to fit two challenges Dottie's World Sunday Challenge and Lily of the Valley Challenge which is for a teenagers card.
For this i have used drummer George, coloured with whispers strokes pens and added blue sukura sparkle pen round edge of drums and tips of his hair clear sparkle sukura pen for drumskin and rub ons for sentiments.
Down the side of the card i have put in some black and white eyelets and threaded black ribbon through and 4 little button brads around image.
My son had some black drums about 6 years ago lost interest so he sold them but wishes he had some now so i thought he might like this
(hope so) :)
Thanks for looking hope you like it :)
Val xxx

My card for Spoonful of Sugar Challenge

Hi all, This is my card for the Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge which this week is a sketch to follow designed by Tina.

As you can see i have used Tilda for the image and sat her on a fence which is from CuddlyBuddly (Buddly's Stables), papers from DCWV and flowers and ribbon from stash.
thanks for looking hope you like it :)
Val xxx

Thursday, 6 November 2008

Hi everyone, This card i made for two challenges
Just Christmas and Birthdays Challenge
its sketch #5 by DT member Tanja and Papertake Weekly Challenge simply sparkling.
I cut a circle son my cricut, handcut the topping in white glitter card for the pudd, cut the tags on cricut, peel offs for sentiment
papers from Anita's classic christmas reds, ribbon papermania sparkling trims and rest from my stash........hope you like it.
Val xxx

Monday, 3 November 2008

My card for Magnolia Vs Stampavie First challenge

Hi everyone, Hope you all had a great weekend.
This card is for the new Challenge
Magnolia Vs Stampavie
Its the first one and its a sketch done by Jay Jay.
Papers are from DCWV christmas multi stack, ribbon from Papermania sparkling trims, Magnolia stamp,
sentiment from See-D's christmas messages set.
everything else from stash. Hope you like it :)
Val xxx

Sunday, 2 November 2008

My Card for Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge

Hi everyone, Hope your all having a good weekend its a dark and gloomy day here :( but on the bright side i got to make a card :)
I have done this one for the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
This week's challenge which is another fantastic sketch but this time with a twist. It has been set by the lovely DT member JILL. The twist to the sketch is that you must use the colours pink, white and brown.
The wreath is an xcut die, plain paper and stamp are from dovecraft, snowflake paper from DCWV ribbon from American Craft Elements rest from my stash.
I am not sure if i like this card but maybe it will grow on me lol
let me know what you think and tyfl :) Val xxx

Friday, 31 October 2008

My card for Whiff of Joy Challenge #6

Hi everyone, Here is my card for the Whiff of Joy challenge.
I have used Melinda Blowing Kisses for this christmas card watercoloured with derwent aquatone watercolour sticks,
Burgundy card stock from Core'dinations, papers from DCWW christmas wishes multi stack, sentiment i created on my pc, holly from a sizzix die and the ribbons from my stash.
Hope you like it :)
Have a Happy Halloween :)
Val xxx

Thursday, 30 October 2008

Two Challenges become one Magnolia v Stampavie

A new challenge Magnoloia V Stampavie check it out here
and to celebrate lots of candy one lot from each of the design team members
but you can only enter one of them to make it fair ooooooo i cant choose one lol
but i mmmmmmmm i think it will have to be...... Jacqui at Cats Whiskers
Good luck to the DT's at the new Challenge
Val xxx

My card for Kaboodles Challenge 9

Hi everyone, This week at Kaboodles Challenge you make something using a halloween download from them fun eh
well i had fun making this one oooooooooooo scary pumkins or what apart from the download i have used black card and ribbon from my stash and have used sukura sparkly pens.
Hope you like it.
tyfl Val xxx

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Sparkle and Bling For Spoonfull of Sugar Challenge

Hi everyone, Here is my card for Spoonfull of Sugar Challenge which is for sparkle and bling this week. I have added silver stickles all around the card and sentiment and some clear gems and flower gems in pink. The stripe card is from DCWV spring glitter pack and the pink paper from K&Company ribbon from Chatterbox and the image is a RAK from a very kind fellow blogger. I have coloured the background with my shimmer paints and added a few flowers.

Hope you like it:)
tfl Val xxx

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

My Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge entry

Hi everyone,
Here is my card for the
Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge
I have used the Dottie and George as you can seeand the papers are from Shabby Princess, the vinyl records are a free download from here colorcore cardtock from core'dinations and black velvet ribbon from stash. As you can see its personalised for a rock and roll enthusiast :)
Hope you like it
val xxx

Sunday, 26 October 2008

christmas and birthday challenge

This is my card for christmas and birthday challenge
posting last minute as had probs all night with internet :(
hope its not too late.
papers are from dovecraft decoupaged cake from
cuddlybuddly (Birthday Kwackerz) rest from stash hope you like it :)

Val xxx

Friday, 24 October 2008

PTWC Another entry

Hi all, Here are some treat bags i have made for my grandson Reuben's big halloween party need 20 so only got to make another 12 but they are very quick to make so no probs lol.
I have used the Happy Halloween 2 free download to make the bag tops It is from
Summer Driggs (she has the most wonderful paper downloads which she shares freely such a generous Lady) I am very thankful to her as i had nothing at all to use for halloween projects. I would like to enter this into PTWC and i have already entered a card so i dont really know if i can but i will and if i should not have then i'm sorry and please disregard my entry :)
Have a lovely weekend Val xxx

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

21st Birthday card (last minute)

Hi everyone hope you've had a great day,
I certainly have i got an award from Poppet and tagged by Elaine all in the same day will have to have a think on the tag and sort it in a bit as i have been busy making this card only just been asked to make it this evening by my dh for his sisters daughter Emma how could we forget i mean 21 its a milestone and there's no excuses :(
Anyway here is the card
The stripe paper from k & company, the numbers are cut on my cricut with george and basic shapes cartridge and the rest from my stash i have attached the stars to acetate strips and mounted the circle with foam pads so when you move it the stars flutter about, the pink card is pearlised but this does not show on the pic (although the acetate shows more on the pic than in real life) and i have done faux stitching around the card and numbers. I hope she likes it :)
Thanks for taking the time to look Val xxx

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Halloween Challenges

Hi all, Hope you all had a great weekend:0)

This is my very first halloween card ever and i have managed to get it into 2 challenges this week the Papertake Weekly Challenge and A Spoonfull of Sugar Challenge both of them have halloween theme.
The papers and pumpkins i have used are a fabulous free download from Summer Driggs called Happy Halloween-2.
The spiders are from the cricut cartridge doodlecharms.
Sentiment done on the pc, the larger spider is attached to the back of sentiment with black wire so he is able to wriggle about and i have used sukura stardust pens to add a little sparkle and i added some black velvet ribbon.
Now i have to make another one as i need one each for my two youngest grandchildren this one is for my grandaughter and you will never guess her name............. so i am gonna have to tell you its.............Spiderlouise unusual or what lol.
Thanks for taking a look hope you like it :)
Val xxx

Sunday, 19 October 2008

Kaboodles Challenge 8 (rock n roll)

Kaboodles Challenge 8 (Rock & Roll
Great Challenge and lovely cards from the DT's

here is my card i have used Dottie and George for the image and free papers (moody blues) from Shabby Princess
Hope you like it:)

Val x

Lily of the Valley Challenge 4 (321)

Hi all, Hope you are all enjoying your weekend.
I found time to do a little yesterday so i made this christmas card for the Lily of the Valley Challenge 4 (321)
I wanted to be a little green and use up some scraps so i found the papers left over from another card i made quite a while ago (prob last year lol) they are from tinkers & co, the sizzix santa i found in my box of die cuts already made up from i dont know when?
So here it is using 3 papers, 2 ribbons and 1 brad.
Hope you like it :) Val xxx

Friday, 17 October 2008

Just Christmas and Birthday Challenge

Hi all, I made this card for my daughter's birthday which is today.
I am entering this into Just Christmas and Birthday Cards Challenge
Sarah Kay image which i watercoloured with marvy lePlume pens, The papers are free downloads from Shabby Princess called springbreeze, ribbons and brad from my stash.
Thanks for looking hope you like it :)

Have a great weekend Val xx

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Baby's Christening

Hi again,
Made this yesterday for someone who saw and loved the new baby card i made last week. The crib is cut from Cricut cartridge New Arrival,
dots are gold stickles, gold ricrac is papermania sparkling trims, card DCWV spring glitter stack, sentiments done on pc and rest from my stash. I skimmed round the edges of matting with a chizel tip gold uni paint marker.
hope they like it :)
Val xxx

Monday, 13 October 2008

Hi all, i made this card for someone who has been deeply affected by the loss of a dear friend to this terrible illness.
Thank you to slumber cards for the inspiration x
Thank you and credit to Summer Driggs for sharing these lovely papers Awareness kit 1, 2 and 3 they are fabulous. You can visit her here she has a super blog.
Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog.
Val xxx

Sunday, 12 October 2008

Birthday or Christmas Card Challenge!!!!!!!

Hi all, At last i got a card done inbetween doing this, that and the other i managed it.
This one is for a new challenge to make only birthday or christmas cards. I decided to make a boys birthday card for this one, the image is a decoupaged cuddlybuddly bear, ribbons from american craft elements, smiley flowers are sizzix, sentiment i did on pc and the rest is from my stash.
Thanks for looking val xxx

Friday, 10 October 2008

Hi all,
Not had much spare time for the past couple of days no chance to make any cards, :( so this is my card for the Dutch Dare challenge its one i made earlier as you can see in my blog :) for the ptwc #12
Papers and image from Tinkers & co Ribbon from Anita's christmas range, card from my stash.
Val xxx

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

One card for two challenges

Hi all, i made this card for 2 challenges A Spoon Full of Sugar the theme is all pink and green
and kaboodles which is a sketch. Papers and Brad kay & company, Decorative ribbon by chatterbox, Image is whiff of joy melinda gaurdian angel, flowers and card from stash and sentiment printed on my pc.
Practically everything i have used is from the candy i won from Vikki visit her here
Thank you vikki xxx
Hope you like it :) Val xxx

Tuesday, 7 October 2008


Hi all, This is my card for the ptwc challenge i have gone for the no stamping one and have used a print of hippy dotty, paper and card from my stash and coloured the peel offs with a whispers permanent pen. This one is also for the same lady as the one i posted earlier but a personal one from my daughter to her.
Hope you like it :)
Val xxx
ps i printed the image out in colour as i was in a rush with this ...Val xx

Super 50th birthday

Hi again, My daughter (the crafty one) and I worked together on this card today, my (not crafty) daughter had asked us both to do it for her and all the staff at the centre where she is Manager to send to the lady caretaker of the centre. It had to show what a multi tasker this lady is ie: she cooks, cleans,helps out in nursery and lots of DIY tasks she also likes pink and sparkles so here it is hope she likes it :)
the paint can & brush is ellison thin cut die, hammer and screwdriver QC dies, papers and card from stash and all the other things cut on the cricut using paper dolls and george and basic shapes cartridges. unusual card hope you like it :)
Val xxx

Monday, 6 October 2008

secret crafters challenge

Hi all, This is the card i made for the secret crafters saturday challenge
the snowman is a decoupage from scrapbookingmad, snowflakes i did on my cricut with speaking of winter cartridge, sentiment is a papermania clear stamp, papers from stash. Below shows the decoupaged snowman
Thanks for looking hope you like it :)
Val xxx