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
Hi all this is my card for dotties world sunday challenge theme is (love is ) i have used my new download (only got it last night) i chose hippie dottie, the sentiment i printed on my pc, the ribbon is papermania sparkling trims and the rest is from my stash.
hope you like it :)
Val xxx

Saturday, 4 October 2008

kaboodle challenge

Hi all, Have done this card tonight for kaboodle challenge a last minute thing hope i can get it in ontime :)
Val xx

Elzybells DT Challenge

Elzybells DT Challenge
Fab sketch and cards for inspiration :)
I have used the bossy girl stamp and matching sentiment stamp
its my first go at colouring in and used Derwent aquatone watercolour sticks for the hair,
sparkle paints (dont know brand) for dress, shoes and hairslide and whispers pen for skintone.
Hope you like it :0)
Val xxx

Papertake weekly sketch # 12

Hi all, This is my card for the papertake challenge sketch # 12
Great sketch Katharina and some beautiful cards for inspiration :)
as you can see its a christmas one, i have used papers from Tinkers & co even the snowman is tinkers too he has a decoupaged scarf, ribbon from Anita's christmas range, card from my stash.
Hope you like it :0)

Val xxx

Friday, 3 October 2008

Hi all, I made this new baby card last night for my daughter to send to a friend.
I was under orders only cream and gold but i'm afraid i sneaked a little white in on the ribbons and lace other than that everything is shades of cream and gold. The pram, duck etc are from cricut cartridge new arrival, ribbons and braid papermania sparkling trims,Kanban gold script papers and the rest from my stash.
Hope you like it............ :0)
Val Xxx

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

My 11yr old son Matthew wanted to join in this one, he had a go at pyramage, something i have never had a go at. I think he made a good job of it although i had to do the bow for him he just could not get it right :)
Val x

my card for children in need

Done it at last my mellew yellow card for children in need.
I have used a die cut jug, prima flowers with little brads in each and punchie leafs.
The gingham paper i printed out and as you can see peel off sentiment.
hope you like it :)
Val x