Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Sketch Saturday

Well it's Wednesday, and my dearest other half is due back from his work offshore at some today or tomorrow, and he complains that I spend so much time in my little craft haven, and he never sees me, so I will continue making cards and will post them as much as I can when he is back, but it probably won't be every day, (darn it, I'll be having withdraw symptoms), anyway onto todays card...............

I've used the sketch provided over on Sketch Saturday to make this card.

Image - Blosson from Sugar Nellie

Sentiment - Cuddly Buddly

Coloured With - Promarkers

Backing Papers - DCWV Black & White Stack

Flowers - Prima

Card, Ribbon and Gems from Stash

Right then, Mr Postman has just been and I've got my fabby new stamps from Sugar Nellie, Mary Halls first stamps for the now not so wee Scottish Company.

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Internet back up YIPPEE

I did try to post yesterday, well in fact I tried to connect to the tinternet, and it just wasn't happening, so after trying everything I could think of for a couple of hours gave up, then, low and behold connected straight away today without any problems, don't you just love technology.

Anyway yesterdays card first I suppose......

This card started off based on a sketch from Just Christmas and Birthdays a couple of weeks ago, but I just couldn't get it to come together, so I have played around with it for a while and come up with this card.

Image - Macbeth from Sugar Nellie

Coloured with - Promarkers

Backing Papers - Dovecraft A Touch of Pink Pack

Also Used - Ribbon, Flowers, Mirri board, gems, cuttlebug and Nesties.

And now for todays card,

Todays I have used the weekly sketch provided by Wendy over at Crafters Companion Forum, I've played with it to get it on this size of card.

Image - From Ethel and Murray

Sentiment - Ethel and Murray

Coloured with - Promarkers

Backing Papers - Papermania Vibrant Pack

Prima Flowers

Paper Beads - Made from matching scraps of paper.

Right better head off and think about getting boys from school soon, so I guess my crafting peace is over.

Sunday, 25 January 2009

Cold and Wet Outside.

Well it's Sunday and its so cold and so very wet outside, its defo a day for inside and crafting, and all I have to do is get the uniforms ready for tomorrow and I can craft as kids are away for the day and hubbys still offshore. Can't you just here the peace.

I have finished off two cards this morning, they have been on the go for a couple of days but I am now happy with them.

The first one is from the sketch over on Whiff Of Joy,

Image - Willow with cookies from Whiff of Joy
Coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Dovecraft Retro Pack

Flower - Prima

Ribbon - Paper mania

Green Bazzil and ribbon from stash.

The second is from the sketch challenge over on Cupcake Crafting.

Image - Pirate from Sugar Nellie

Coloured with - Promarkers

Papers - DCWV Black and White paper Stack

Sentiment - Cuddly Buddly

Black and Rd Card from stash.

Saturday, 24 January 2009

Ok, it's Saturday and almost the end of January already, the time certainly seems to be flying past so quickly this year, the boys are both on the mend and are a lot brighter today (thankfully), we're off out shopping and then out for tea with my mother so here are todays cards, they are both inspired by the sketch provided over on Just Christmas and birthdays .......
My Birthday Card ......

Image - Melinda and heart from Whiff of Joy

Coloured with - Promarkers

Backing Paper - Dovecrafts Retro Print Pack

Red and Blue Card from Stash

Also USed - Glamour Dust and Daisy Punches

And my Christmas Card ..........

Image - Willow with Lantern from Whiff of Joy

Coloured with - Promarkers

Papers - DCWV Rose Tinted and Christmas Wishes

Mirri Board from stash

Also Used Cricut and Joys of Season Cartridge.

Right, off to get the boys changed and head out,

Have a nice day whatever you are upto xxx

Friday, 23 January 2009

Mojo Monday

Yes I know its only Friday, but todays card is inspired by the sketch over on Mojo Monday this week,

Images - Both Magnolia Alva and Toadstool

Coloured with - Promarkers

Backing Papers - Papermania Basic pastels

Flowers - Prima

Gems and Brads from stash

Used - Nesties and Cuttlebug

I know this is a short post tonight, but going to bed early as both the boys have been poorly over the last few nights and I've not had much sleep.

Night Take Care xxx

Thursday, 22 January 2009

Sketch n Stash

Well its Thursday and poor wee Adam still not well, looks like we may need to go see the doctor again, he wanted his PJ's on at 6pm, and thats just not like him at all, he's now tucked up asleep in my bed, but I suppose thats alright since he's poorly.
This evenings card is from the sketch over on SKETCH + STASH, this is my version........

Stamped Image - Rockstar from Sugar Nellie

Coloured with - Promarkers

Backing Papers - Papermania Colossal For Him Pack

Black & Orange card from stash

Sentiment made on PC

Hope you like, leave a comment let me know.

See You Tomorrow, Night Night.

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Todays cards

Well Adam finally made it back to school today but i'm not sure that was the best thing for him, as I now think the temperature was coming possibly from another throat infection, poor boy, mind you i know what its like I was so bothered with throat infectiona and tonsilitsis I had mine removed aged 5, I'll see how he is tomorrow and then maybe call the Doctor again.

I've got two cards for you today,

This one is from the sketch over on Cutie Sunday.....

Image - Robbie with football from Cuddly Buddly

Coloured with - Promarkers

Backing Paper - Crafters Companion Boys Cd

Other Things used - Cuttlebug and Swiss Dots folder

Ribbon, Brad and card from Stash.

The second one is purely made using bits and bobs that were lying around my desk......

Image - Hug In A Mug from Sugar Nellie

Coloured With - Promarkers

Papers - Papermania Vibrants

Leaf Border from Cricut

Sentiment - Made on PC

Other items used - Cuttlebug and Nesties

Right Thats it for another day, off to wander round all the fab blogs out there, see you tomorrow xxx.

I've been gicen an award, my first one, yippee, i'm so excited.

There are no rules with this award just to pass it onto five other bloggers,
Off to see who I want to give it to ..........
Vack Later with my cards from today xxx

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

What will it be today ?

Well Adams still running a temperaure so thats another day off school for him, it has dropped a bit but he's still hot, and since he spent the night in my bed i've been up for hours, washing done, dish washer done, and a card made..........

This mornings card has been made using the sketch provided by Wendy on Crafters Companion. I have slightly altered Wendys sketch due to a crafty accident, i.e. i forgot to turn the card back round after sticking onthe backing papers, so ended up working upside down, but I am quite happy with the end result.

Image - Sweet n Sassy from Sugar Nellie

Coloured with - Promarkers

Sentiment - Cuddly Buddly

Papers - Papermania Spring Burst

Paper Beads made using spring burst paper

Bling, Backing paper and Ribbon from stash

Used - Nesties and Cuttlebug

Monday, 19 January 2009

Sketch Saturday Challenge

OH how I love Mondays, Not off to the best start of the week cause Adams off school today, he came home last night with a soaring temperature and was soaked with sweat, so reached for the calpol bottle, he had a restless nights sleep and is very white faced today, he's spent the day on the sofa watching tele and playing his games, on the brighter side Conner had his 4 year assesment and sailed through, yippee, and now I'm off to register him for school in August.

Anyway onto todays card, which is made using the sketch provided on this weeks Sketch saturday Challenge Blog ...........................................

Image Used - Dressing Up Maggie from Sugar Nellie

Sentiment - Cuddly Buddly

Coloured With - Promarkers, some stickles and a few wee gems

Papers - Papermania Vibrant Pack

Also Used - Nesties, Cuttlebug and a border punch.

Right off to see what I can aome up next, have a nice evening, see you soon xxx.

Sunday, 18 January 2009

MoJo Monday

Todays card has been made using the sketch as provided over on Mojo Monday, thought I'd better get this one done quickly as there will be another one posted tomorrow......

Image - Sitting Alva from Magnolia

Image -Large Daisy from Magnolia

Coloured with - Promarkers

Papers - Papermania Vibrant paper pack

Also used - Gems, Bubbles, Nesties, Cuttlebug, Daisy Punches and Peel offs.

I've had great fun playing with this sketch and am sure will be using it again in the future.

Off to tackle the School Uniforms for tomorrow, the joys of being a mum.

Saturday, 17 January 2009

Sugar Bowl challenge 2 - Three

Good Morning one and all, it's another cold and damp Saturday morning, I am off out today so am up and about early today and have done the dreaded housework that needed doing, and even squeezed in finishing off my card for The Sugar Bowl,

These are the rules for this week.........
Please use three different design papers and three different types of embellishments on your cards! No more, no less.
(by types of embellishments we mean, buttons, brads, flowers, ribbons, beads, bling etc)
Of course, you can use any amount of 'plain' card stock!
If you can make a project containing THREE different Sugar Nellie images (as Sweeties
Kathy & Lillian have done) you will be entered into the draw twice.

This is my card .....

Image - Rope Swing by Elisabeth Belle for Sugar Nellie

Sentiment - Freebie from Sugar Nellie

Coloured With - Promarkers

Papers - Papermania Scrumptious

Embellishments - Ribbon, Bling gems and 3 Paper Beards (As On Project of Month at Sugar Bowl)

Thanks For Looking, take care and have a good day.

Friday, 16 January 2009

Darn I missed a Day

Can't believe I missed posting yesterday, I did try in the afternoon but the computer just wasn't having any of it, and then went off to swiming with the boys and it slipped my mind, ahh well never mind I'll just post yesterdays along with todays, at least its the weekend now, yippee.

Firstly yesterdays card, I've used the sketch as over on Just Christmas and Birthday Cards, have managed to make a birthday card, but somehow can't get the christmas to come together at the moment, its currently in the "Finish later box", but heres the birthday card ...............

Stamp Image - Sweet n Sassy from Sugar Nellie

Coloured with - Promarkers

Backing papers - DCVW

Flowers - Prima

Evverything else - From Stash

Now for today, well thankfully it's Friday and thats my crafty day so have pulled this card together using the sketch as set on Cupcake Crafts............
Image used - From Ethel and Murray Collection
Sentiment - Ethel and Murray Collection
Coloured with - Promarkers
Backing Papers - DCVW Teen Prints
Made the paper beads from same paper collection
Thats it for today, i'm off to catch up with more challenges, Have a good weekend.

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Papertake Weekly

I'm going to be an auntie again, Yippeee, my brother and his partner announced today they are to have a baby in July, so chuffed for them both, can't wait.

Todays card has been designed using the sketch over on papertake weekly, this is what I have come up with .............................................

Image - A Murray and Ethel stamp

Sentiment - A Murray and Ether Stamp

Coloured with - Promarkers (no change there)

Cardstock. mirra board and backing papers from my mountain of a stash

Well thats another day nearer the weekend, see you all tomorrow.

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Sketch Saturday

Ah well today has been a much better day today, thankfully. My order from magnolia came today so have more nice new rubber all inked up already and will be spending the evening playing with colours for them, i am sure you will see them here soon.

Todays card is using the sketch provided this week on SKETCH SATURDAY, this is what I came up with ..........

Image - Blossom by Leanne Ellis for Sugar Nellie

Coloured with - Promarkers

Card Stock - DCVW Textured

Cuttlebug Folder - Swiss Dots

Well off to colour and see what I can come up with.


Monday, 12 January 2009

Thank goodness !!

Well thank goodness today is almost over, its been a nightmare, I offered to babysit for a friend today and well the wee one screamed and screamed all day infact the only time she wasn't screaming was when she was asleep, have never been so glad to see a child go home before, on top of that Adam has two clubs on a Monday for the time being he's at football, then home for tea, a quick change and back out to Beavers, what with school and nursery runs I feel like I am attached to the house with a bit of Bungee cord.

Then to top it all the roads department are digging huge great big holes in the road to bring the drains upto local authority standard, considereing we live on a new private housing estate you would have thought the builders could have ensured they had them done right in the first place.

Ok rant over for today, my card today is for Wendys sketch challenge on Crafters Comapnion, she also posts the sketches to her blog .....

I have used a Magnolia stamp, Shock I know, but I love these stamps and as you will probably discover I do have a few, the bench she is sat on is also a Magnolia stamp, the images have been coloured with promarkers, the papers again I couldn't begin to guess where I got them apart to say they were in my paper drawer, circles punched from scrap card and a few small gems from my stash along with the peel off sentiment.

Right off to bed and hopefully tmorrow will bring a better brighter day, and I'm sure a few more holes in the middle of the street. lol.

Sunday, 11 January 2009


Well Pinks really not my thing.

I've never been a girlie girl, i think it may have something to do with growing up on a farm and always being out and about with my dad getting covered in mud and all sorts of stuff, give me my jeans and trainers anyday and i'm happy, but over on Carisma Cards which is a new challenge blog they set the challenge to do anything we like as long as its pink, so came up with this ....................

I have used another Sugar Nellie stamp, this one is called luvvie and has been designed by Leanne Ellis, she has been coloured in with promarkers and the card and papers are all outs and ends from my bit bow, (with thankfully is beginning to look less stuffed full), I know a little boy who has already said he wants to give this to his girlfriend on valentines day, so have added his favourite saying "love you"

I wonder what tomorrow will bring, apart from spending more money on the pre orders of gorjuss girls at funky kits and the spring kit over at Whiff Of Joy, must i just gotta have them xxx

Finally success it's actually let me load my picture YIPPEEEE, and Yes I have preordered the Spring Kit from Whiff Of Joy.

Saturday, 10 January 2009

Saturday all over again

Well what can I say about today, well firstly am so glad the boys are in bed because Conner has been a complete and utter nightmare child today, he didn't want breakfast, he didn't want to go out, he didn't want juice, in fact all he has done all day is say NO NO NO, and hit, puck and kick poor Adam.
Anyway have managed to pull together this card for the Whiff Of Joy Challenge, the only rule is that you must use a Whiff Of Joy Stamp, as I am a bit addicted to Elisabeth Belles artwork, well lets say I have a few!!!!!

The image is Willow with Cookies and it has been coloured in with promarkers, and been matted and layerd onto some DCVW card stock, and some pearlescent card. the flowers ahve some clear gems attched in their centres.

Anyway off to craft for half an hour or maybe a bit longer...................

Friday, 9 January 2009

Can you believe it's the weekend already, this week has flown past so quickly.

Adam (who is only 6) had his girlfriend round for tea tonight, and she is literally the girl next door, bless them they were as good as gold, and so well behaved and polite, shame they won't stay that way, lol.

Todays card is using the sketch from this weeks Stash and Sketch challenge, you have to use some of your latest stash purchases and create a card using the sketch provided, well what was I to use becasue since christmas I've had a bit of a mad spending spree, but I opted for my new Sugar Nellie Stamps of Karate Luca and Skate Board Luca and put them together on a boys card, I don't do many boys cards but his year I aim to do more,

The images have been coloured using promarkers, and matted onto orange and black card, the backing paper is from Papermania For Him collection, which I have to say I have used quite a lot of, the peeloffs and mirri board from my stash boxes.

Right off to bed, we are suppose to have rugby training in the moening but have a feeling the pitches will be frozen solid.

Thursday, 8 January 2009

Just a short quick post this evening, as I have a splitting headache, i've had it all day and nothing seems to shift it, so will be having an early night me thinks........

Todays card is one I have put together for a friends daughter who is 5 next week, I have again used Daisy from Sugar Nellie (I really like this stamp), coloured her with promarkers and have used yellow bazzil to co ordinate with the green flower glittered card I found in the bottom of my bit box......

Wonder what tomorrow will bring ..

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Mid Week Already

Well it's Wednesday already, Adam is shattered this wek already with being back at school and his clubs that he goes to, although Conner got the day off nursery today, after standing outside the door for 10 minutes in the freezing cold, the door opened to be informed that there was no electricty within the building and that the kids would all have to go home, great, just what I needed not ........

Conner and Adam had there little dragons tonight and Conner finally got his white Dragon outfit, and then refused to wear it, KIDS !!!!!! Never mind they are now sound asleep in bed and I have managed to complete the following card.....

I have used the sketch from this weeks A Spoon Full Of Sugar Challenge, and my new Sweet and Sassy Sugar Nellie Stamp has been coloured in with promarkers, I used my new set of nesties to mat and layer her in the oval, a few flower punches into co-ordinating papers to make the flowers whjich are finished off with small adhesive gems, ribbons and peel offs from stash, and I can honestly say I have no idea where the backing paper came from.

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Ahhhhh It's so Cold

Can't get over how cold it is just now, was glad didn't have to do school run this morning, as Adam was going in with his best friend and Conner wasn't in until lunchtime. I suppose I shouldn't complain really we are in the north east of Scotland and it is january after all.

Feeling proud of myself as I still haven't missed a day of my new blog, aim to post every day this year, card or no card I will make a comment.

Todays card is using the sketch as posted on Mojo Monday, anything goes as long as you follow the sketch, so gave it a bash and came up with this.....................

SHOCK i know, I haven't used a nellie stamp, today I choose to use one from Murrey and Ethel 2 by Creative Expressions, the sentiment is also from the same collection, the image has been coloured with my beloved promarkers, the card is from a Crafters Companion selection pack and the background paper is from a Papermania pack called For Him, the brads, eyelets and ribbon are all from my odd bits stash.

Was very impressed today with the service from Funky Kits I ordered stamps late Sunday night and they were here early this morning, fantastic speed, so be warned new stamps = more nellie images, although have to admit had to get some of the new Leanne Ellis images too.

Monday, 5 January 2009

Schools Back

What a shock to the system it was this morning when the alarm clock went off at 6am, we've all got use to long lazy mornings in bed over the holidays, woke the boys up at 7am and they were both less than impressed with the idea of getting up for school/nursery, never mind off they went with a spring in there steps after loads of breakfast.
And did I get to craft????

The answer to that being NO, spent the day clearing out their bedrooms and ironing, but at least I can safely say its done now.

This evening I have inked and stamped up some of my new nellies that have been sitting since before christmas and am off to colour them all in and get them ready for my next batch of cards, I have managed to put this card together for the Sketch Saturday challenge,

Just for a change NOT, I've used a Suger Nellie stamp, this is called Daisy, and I think she's sooo sweet, the papers are DCVW (from my bit box again), Daisy has been coloured with promarkers, all other bits were found in my stash of goodies that I just have to keep adding too.

Right off to colour in some more Nellies, and stalk Mrs Postman again tomorrow see if she has any goodies for me.

Sunday, 4 January 2009

Well thats the weekend over, and back to normal tomorrow, boys will not be happy having to get out of bed at 7am, they've become such sleepy boys over the holidays............... never mind Adam is looking forward to getting back to school, not so in Conners case (oh the joys).
Having spent this afternoon, cleaning house and having a good tidy out, the bucket is now over flowing, but the down stairs rooms look much better.
I've managed to put together this card, I've used Wendys first sketch of 2009 as set on her blog and on Crafters Companion, Wendy sets a new sketch challenge every Saturday, pop over and have a peek,

Again I've used A good Read stamp from Sugar Nellie, and she's been coloured with promarkers, the paper was from Dovecrafts Kate Knight A Hint of Pink Collection (although the sheet I used had no pink on it), and everything else was from my stash.

Anyway better go and feed the kids, see you all tomorrow.

Saturday, 3 January 2009

It's Saturday ......

Well finally it's Saturday and I feel that things are beginning to slip back into our normal household routine after christmas, boys back to school on Monday so that'll help greatly, the house will no longer look like theres been an explosion in a toy shop.

The postman arrived this morning with some new crafting goodies, got a couple sets of new nestabilites and another embossing folder for my cuttlebug, building up quite a collection now.
I managed to make this card this evening, after a rather long afternoon with my mother.

I've used a Sugar Nellie stamp, (can you tell I'm a bit addicited to the Sugar Rush) this is Elisabeth Belles artwork called On A Rope Swing, I've had this stamp since it was released and am ashamed to say I've only just got round to inking her up, but I have to say I love her, she's sweet, she has been coloured in with promarkers, the papers again from my bit box(feeling quite happy with myself for using some of these bits up at last), and the flowers, gems and peel offs are from my stash box.

I've also managed to put this one together for the Monthly Card Swap on Crafters Companion, this month we had to make a shaped card, being a bit of a stamper this wasn't my thing, but after a long hard think I came up with this,

I used some old number templates and placed them together, drew round them and hand cut, yes hand cut round them, them repeated onto the black card and silver mirri board, then decorated the numbers with some silver peel offs, matted and layered some card and star paper to make the background.

Does this qualify as a shaped card??????

Friday, 2 January 2009

Just one more day and its the weekend.

Well the house is looking a bit bare, i've taken down all the decorations and packed them away for another year, found glitter and sparkly bits all over the floor, and for a change it wasn't from my card making, the boys have spent the day playing in their rooms as I have finally managed to find homes for their new toys and games, note to self more storage boxes are needed.

My aim for January as I said yesterday is to make as many cards this month as I can from the bits I have in my bit box, so with that in mind i came up with this card
I have used another Sugar Nellie stamp, this one is called A Good Book, and is designed by Elisabeth Bell, she has been coloured with my promarkers, I can't remember where the papers came from, apart to say they were in my bit box, even the mirra card was in the bit box, ribbon and flower from my wee stash.

Thursday, 1 January 2009

2009, Hope It's a Good One.

Happy New Year to everyone out there in blogland, may it be a Happy and Joyous one for you all.
Well its 1st January again, and I am guessing that many of you out there are waking this morning with a headache, not me this year, I stayed in alone, the two boys were in bed by 9pm, and Errol was offshore, it was actually really nice and peaceful, well that was until midnight when there was fireworks going off all around us, luckily the boys slept straight through until 9am this morning, although it would have been nice if they had slept longer as I didn't get to bed until 2.30am, I was crafting and blogging, I couldn't wait for the first Sugar Bowl challenge to be set, so at 12.30 I was on line and eager to get started, Tiets has set the first challenge and its a sketch, the rules are that you must use a Sugar Nellie image, which isn't that difficult for me as I have a huge stash of them, and am eagerly awaiting the next batch, I love Elisabeth Bells artwork and designs.

My aim for Januray is to use as much papers as I can out of my bit box, as it is an ever expanding one at the moment.

This is what I came up with at 1.00am this new years day,

For this card I have used one of the very first Sugar Nellie stanps I bought on a chance visit to the Home of Sugar in Elgin, its Neliie with Crochet hat and Scarf, the papers if i remember correctly are Papermania - Raspberry Champagne Collection, also purchased at Papercrafts in Elgin, have finished of with some cardstock, a few some gems and a matching bloom from my little stash.

Right then, we're having a quiet day in fromt of tele and computer, and I guess i'll manage to get some more cards done thisa afternoon, yippee.