Tuesday, 30 June 2009

My entry for Die Cut Dreams Challenge 3# anything but a card

Hi everyone i am posting early today as i have lots to do for matthews birthday,
I will sort out my candy to celebrate my birthday and reching over 5,000 hits and get it on my blog in the next few days i promise.
This week over at Die Cut Dreams the challenge is to make anything but a card. I have altered a large blank canvas into a photo holder to hang on the wall decorated it with papers, ribbons, flowers and brads, then i made a matching pen pot to go with it (just popped my sukura pens in for pic)
These are a gift for someone i hope they like them :)
Thanks for taking the time to look and hope you like them :0)
Hugzz to all of you ,have a great day Val xxx

Monday, 29 June 2009

Wow i made a card that fits 5 yes 5 challenges woo hoo

Hi everyone,
Enjoying the weather i hope, it's been red hot here today, i love it but no good when you've loads to do :)
Well its my sons birthday tomorrow he'll be 12 already i really dont know where time goes, it does'nt seem that long since he was a baby :0)

I have made him this card and guess what it fits 5 yes 5 challenges i did it for Crafty Creations 21# which this week is stars and stripes.
It also fits The Pink Elephant Challenge 21# which is favorite colour combo (matthews fav is red and blue)
and Papertake Weekly Challenge which is delightful download the image was a download from Dotties World which was given for entering a challenge there and i made a decoupage sheet from the image
and The ABC Challenge T is for which is two tone just use two colours on your card.
Last but not least Charisma Challenge 25# which is any theme any style.
Hope you like it and thank you for taking the time to look :)
I have to go and water my garden now its so very thirsty must be the heat :0)
will be back later hugzz to all of you Val xxx

Sunday, 28 June 2009

Hi everyone,

I received this beautiful Friendship Blog Award from Sue at McMahon Five Designs thank you sue and sorry it took me so long to pass it on :)This is what the award is about:
These blogs are exceedingly charming.These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends.
They are not interested in self-aggrandizement.
Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers.
Deliver this award to 5-10 bloggers who must choose at least 5-10 more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.
I would like to share this award with the following:

Jude at

and i would like to thank everyone of them for the inspiration they give to all who visit them including me :)
pop over and take a look at them if you have'nt already.

Well its very late and time i was in the land of nod but before i go i must tell you that i have just realised i've gone over 5,000 hits wow so to celebrate that and my birthday soon i will be giving blog candy will post about it in next couple of days :0)
Good night god bless
Hugzzz Val xxx

A Christmas Card for Dotties World Challenge

Hi all very late and very quick post and very quick card.
This card i started last night then i got side tracked by doing the card in previous post :)
Just realised i think it has to be in for sunday yikes
Its for dotties world challenge which is to make a June christmas card.
Hope i'm not too late :)
Thanks for looking hope you like it<
Hugzz Val xxx

Saturday, 27 June 2009

A Card To Bring A smile To A Sick Child for Simon Says Challenge

Hi everyone,
Sorry i've not been to visit any of you for a few days but other things kept getting in the way, you know how they do, well i was all ready to go blog hopping last night but after reading a comment left for me by the lovely Ann (please pay her a visit and join in her candy its for a very worthwhile cause) you can pop over and see her here
and read all about it.
So last night i just had to join in and make a card to send to Post Pals and as i am not clever enough to blog hop and make a card at the same time i chose to do a card :)
Please have some tissue's to hand when visiting Post Pals my heart goes out to all the children and there family's and i would love to make each and everyone of them a card, this one will be the first i have done but not the last i hope to do many more and help bring a little happiness to those dear little children.
And here is the card i made and will be sending to someone at Post Pals
i do hope you will join in to make someone smile :0)
I am also entering it into Simon Says Challenge
which is to make a card or project for a sick child.
I have used some new stamps i got from the craft fair i went to last weekend
the image is from Little Trumpettes, Marie Plane Collection and the text stamps came with them, i coloured it with a red promarker for her dress and the for the skin tone i used a coloursoft pencil blended with sansador as i dont have a pro marker in the right colour,
i used my new nesties which i love and Su scalloped circle punch, the just for you text was free in a magazine and cardstock and papers from my stash.
I had set myself a challenge to use just one colour on this card and chose red
as it was my fav when i was a child but somehow gold had to creep in lol.
oh almost forgot i did a nestie for inside too :)
Well thats all for now folks have a fabulous weekend and i promise to visit your fabby blogs this weekend and see what you've all been up to :0)
Big hugzz to all of you bye for now Val xxx

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Hi everyone,
Well lovely hot sunny day again and i love it, did'nt think i would get a card done today, i was out digging in the garden as i have a large overgrown border which i strimmed right down last week then we got real heavy today i thought it would be easier to dig as ground was soft........... silly me lol yep it was easy to get the spade in but lifting the soil up and over well it weighed a ton being wet needless to say i only got half of it done and that took me 3 hours............... boy was i knic knacked................i had to stop as i was roasting alive out there :)

I had told matthew we would go for a long bike ride after school and he was so looking forward to it i had to take him.........i just hope it all helps with the weight loss lol it might as he wants us to
go on bike ride every night now:) anyway enough rambling from me and onto the card.

I did manage to get this card done though and its for
The Pink Elephant Challenge 20#
which this week is a sketch to follow.
I have used a Smirk stamp for image and text (sweet heart) and paper pieced her dress and used Pro markers to colour her, D.C.W.V the sweet stack papers, a scalloped circle punch and the white inner circle i cut on cricut, i stamped the sentiment with SU choc chip ink and inked around the centre circle, i doodled with a pink sparkle sukura pen and thats about it :)
Hope you like it and thanks for taking the time to look :0)
Big hugs to all Val xxx

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Two Challenge card Forever Friends and Just Christmas and Birthdays

Hi all,
Just a quick post before i go slimming world for the big weigh in :)
I made this card this morning for Forever Friends which is to see some torn papers on your card well i have torn the corners, its also a christmas card for Just Christmas and Birthdays which is a sketch to follow. Hope you like it and thanks for taking the time to look :)
Got to dash catch you all later and hope you've all had a crafty day :0)
Big hugzz Val xxx
PS. Forgot to say i used my Pro Markers to colour image lol.

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Two Challenge Card for Pollycraft 18# and Just Christmas and Birthdays 37#

Hi everyone,
I have managed to make a card to fit two challenges,
I followed the sketch for Just Christmas and Birthdays Challenge and used a pollycraft image and paper to enter Pollycraft Challenge which is 'Diamond & Gems/Bling'.
Papers,Papermania & pollycraft, image Pollycraft from a Pheobe and Maude download, Sizzix scalloped oval, Su scalloped punch, sentiment made on computer, flowers and gems from stash, i have used silver stickles to follow the scroll pattern on the paper, i have also cut out and popped on the basket and brim of hat and little flowers in her hand, I've done a little something on the inside too with my nestabilities, think that covers everything :0)
Thank you for looking and i hope you like it :)
I am off to bed now so good night all sweet dreams :0)
Big Hugzz to you all Val xxx

Monday, 22 June 2009

Today a card for three challenges :0)

Afternoon everyone, How are you all, good i hope, i'm still a bit bleary eyed, last night on my post i said i was gonna have a little play with my new copics well i played till 2-30 am and did'nt just colour an image in but made this card so much for me early night :)
Its my first attempt at copics so what do you think, not sure about them yet need more practise :)
This is for three challenges,
1....SCSC which is Pink and Green
Any creation you like as long as it's based around the colours.
2......I followed a sketch at Sketch Saturday
3......Die Cut Dreams which is spots and polka dots
So anything spotty & dotty, i added spots to the flower, used my dots embossing folder and dotted around the card all in sukura pen.

Saturday, 20 June 2009

A card for Friday Sketchers Challenge 57#

Evening everyone, I have made another card, i had to rush this one as i have been so busy with other things i forgot i had'nt made a birthday card i need for tomorrow doh :)
Anyway here it is and i am not pleased with the bears colouring but too late to do another one, i have followed a sketch on
Friday Sketchers so i am entering it into the challenge.
I have used Papers Papermania Masculine, Pollycraft image watercoloured with whispers strokes pens, Nestabilities, Sentiment tag from Stamping all Day and i made the golf ball embellies myself using dies, brad and ribbon from stash.
Thats everything i think. I am off to bed now gotta be up early tomorrow for Stamp Magic at the dome yay :) :) :) so good night all, have a great day tomorrow whatever your up to.
Thanks for looking, hope you like it :)
Big hugzz Val xxx
Morning everyone
Hope you are all going to have a great weekend i know i am cos i'm going to the craft fair at the dome on sunday and i cant wait :)
I did this card last night and it fits 2 challenges
Pollycraft Challenge which is a recipe and
Die Cut Dreams Challenge which is a theme Green Fingers
Got to dash off shopping now sorry its short oh nearly forgot i have used pollycraft papers and image, SU scalloped punch, Woodware large scallop punch, Multishaper punch, sukura pens and flowers and pink cardstock from stash.
Thanks for taking the time to look, hope you like it:)
Bye for now Big hugzz to you all Val xxx

Friday, 19 June 2009

Fathers Day card for Cupcake Craft Challenge 44#

Hi everyone, Another card from me today this one is to enter Cupcake Craft Challenge which is to make a card for fathers day but with a twist, well i hope this counts as the twist is its for someone who's birthday is actually on fathers day this year, so i have put best dad on front and a birthday sentiment but i have to do the inside of it saying for your birthday on fathers day and that will cheese him off a bit cos he was gutted it fell on same day as he would get combined pressies for both (wonder if he thought of combined cards) lol are'nt we cruel, but he will get a seperate fathers day card but not till he's got this one.
Well i got my ticket today for the Stamp Magic craft fair at the Doncaster Dome and boy am i looking forward to it, first one i've been to :)
Thats it for now catch you all later, thanks for looking and hope you like it:)
Big hugzz Val xxx

Thursday, 18 June 2009

A card for Just Christmas & Birthdays sketch 36#

Afternoon everyone,
I have made yet another card this one is for
Just Christmas and Birthdays which is a sketch to follow.
I have used this Tilda stamp for the very first time:0) and i have paper pieced her dress, socks and ribbon (something else i have done for the first time too) and have been inspired to do this from blog hopping and seeing how lovely some of you make it look, does it look ok please tell me what you think.
Thanks for looking and hope you like it :0)
Will be back blog hopping this eve have a great day:)
Hugzz to you all Val xxx

Forever Friends

Hi all hope you've all had a good day despite the weather.
I am feeling very pleased with myself as it was the weigh in at Slimming World tonight and now i have lost 2st 4.5lb thats 32.5lb yay :0) :0) :0)
I made a quick fathers day card tonight for my youngest son Matthew to give his dad.
I followed the sketch for the Forever Friends Challenge
and i am entering it there.
I say quick card as i used an FF sticker stuck it on card and cut it out for my image, the papers are FF too and the sentiment was a freebie from Charmed Cards and Crafts i also inked around the edges of the card with a sponge and added some gems from my stash.
Thanks for looking and hope you like it good night god bless :0)
Big hugzz to all of you Val xxx

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

One Card for two Challenges:0)

Morning all, What a change in weather here come back sunshine i actually feel cold today hope its better where you are:)
I have a card to show you all today and i have managed to fit it to two challenges yay:)
Its for Secret Crafter which is in the jungle and for Mojo Monday which is to follow a sketch with a tall card
Cardstock is DCWV, jungle paper free download from papercraft mag, image Orangutang from Victoria Case art Designs which i watercoloured with my whispers strokes pens, sentiment created on my computer and SU punch for scalloped circle. I have doodled round edge of image and sentiment and added some gems from my stash.
Hope you like it and thanks for looking:)
Got to dash have a great day Big Hugzz Val xxx

Monday, 15 June 2009

Nutshells very first challenge

Evening everyone hope you've had a good crafty one.
I seem to be on a roll, made this quick card this eve for
Nutshells challenge
which is to create a summery card so here's mine
its their very first challenge.
Image is from CB, papers free in a magazine (trying to free up some storage by using my stash of free papers:), sentiments created on my pc, sukura glaze pens for doodleing just about covers it.
Hope you like it and thanks for looking:)
Hugzz to you all Val xxx

A card for Truly Scrumptious Challenge :)

Good afternoon everyone hope your all ok,
I have actually done another challenge,
a card for Truly Scrumptious which is a fab sketch by Beth also the theme for this is altered flowers. The papers were free from a magazine, i watercoloured the image which is Maggie with cupcake from Bootiful Stamps, the sentiment is from Dovecraft a Smirk Stamp, ribbon and flowers from stash, i have sponged the flowers with choc chip ink pad from S.U. and used the same method and ink pad for the rest of the card,corners were cut with a die and scalloped edge to cardstock with S.U punch, thats about it then i think.
Thanks for looking hope you like it and have a great crafty week i am going to try to :)
Big hugzz to you all Val xxx

Sunday, 14 June 2009

A card for Crafty Creations Challenge (incorporate purple)

Hi everyone,
I bet your all fast asleep tucked up in bed lol
not me doing this very late post as i have just finished a card,
so just in case i dont get time tomorrow i thought i would post before i go to the land of nod:)
Its my first christmas card this year and its for a challenge over at Crafty Creations and this week its to incorporate the color purple into your card, well i think i've managed it lol.
As you can see its Tilda with candy cane which i have watercoloured with whispers strokes pens, the papers and sentiment were free from a magazine, cardstockfrom matalic stack by DCWV, velvet ribbon from Trimcraft Smirk creative ribbons, corners cut from dies on my cuttlebug, added a little sukura glitter pen here and there but it does'nt show very well on pic and thats about it.
Hope you like it and thanks for looking:)
Hope your all having sweet dreams big hugzz Val xxxx

Thursday, 11 June 2009

At last a challenge card for Sketch Saturday #54

Hi everyone, At last i got a card made for a challenge.
Its for Sketch Saturday and this weeks fab sketch has been designed by Mandy.
I have watercoloured Tilda with my whispers strokes pens,
the papers are from papermania Temptations (the big one)
and Cordinations card stock for the corners, the piece behind Tilda has been through cuttlebug dots embossing folder, buttons and flowers from stash. I have also decorated the inside and added a nestabilities in centre. Stamp is from stamping all day.
Think i have covered everything.
Hope you like it and thanks for looking :)
Take care everyone and whatever your doing enjoy:)

Big hugzzValxx

Saturday, 6 June 2009

I made a Card at last :)

Hi everyone hope the weather is not spoiling the weekend for any of you. At last i have a card to show hope you like it,
The image and backing paper is from Tinker&co
sentiment made on pc and layered onto SU scallop circle punch.
I made this for my grandaughters 16th and she loves it.
Hope you are all fit and well, hope to be crafting some more soon and looking at all your wonderful creations too.
Take care and Hugs to you all
Val xxx

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Just like ARNIE I'm Back lol.

Hi everyone, Hope your all keeping well.
Thank you to all of you that left kind comments of concern for me they are very much appreciated.
I am back at last but got nothing to show you all as i am just starting to craft again.
I have'nt been ill but had very little time to spare for crafting and not having a pc has been terrible.
Sad things happen in life that stop you in your tracks...... i've had a few of those times recently but when things get bad.... after so long they can only get better..... so here's to the better times.
Wishing you all the best life can offer at all times and looking forwards to spending some more time blogging with all of you.
I am going bloghopping now to catch up a little missed you all a lot.
catch you later big hugs Val xxx