Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Life is full of Ups & Downs ...

Where is the time going the summer holidays are nearly over!!! Really need to start sorting Holly out ready to go back to school. Yes I always leave it to the last minute. (Have purchased new shoes...) Well here is my take on this weeks sketch at icsketches.

I have used the following:

Stamp - Sugar Nellie Manga Girl # 2,The Greeting Farm - Whimsical Wishes (sentiment)
Papers are from stash
Coloured using Promarkers
Flower - star punch from Stampin Up (several layers damped paper and scrunched)

Thank you for taking the time to look.

Friday, 20 August 2010

One of a kind!!!

I have created this card for my father in law's birthday. Unfortunately he is losing the plot big time at the moment and is starting to forget family and those close to him - 3 sons and daughter. (he thinks they are the hired help - gardeners and drivers!!!). Yes it's sad but what do you do he's well into his 80's now. Anyway less of the doom and gloom on to my card, which was created using the sketch at Papertake weekly challenge. I really enjoy using sketches at the moment.

I have used the following:
Penny Black Slap stick cling - Fly away, Stampin up - Sentiment & Kelly Panacci - Faux stitching
Cosmo Cricket - Earth Love paper & kraft paper to make label
Promarker to colour
Thank you for visiting my blog.

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

ICS Sketch

Well holidays are fast disappearing and it will soon be time to start sorting bits ready to go back to school. This week ICS have been using digi images from Meljen's Designs there are some fab digi images so why not check the site out.

I have used: Meljen's Design - digi image & The Greeting Farm - Butterfly Wishes (sentiment)
& Kelly Panacci - Faux stitching
Rusty Pickles - Buttons
Promarkers for colouring image

Thanks for looking

Friday, 13 August 2010

Allsorts Challenge and DT opportunity

Wow what a great site and great opportunity to become a DT member for the Allsorts Penny Black DT. So with that in mind I have created the following card.

I used:
Penny Black stamp - Ginger, Stampin Up - Sentiment, My Minds Eye -  Flower/ swirl and Small detail
Papers - Bazzill and Stampin up
Punches - Stampin up(sentiment), Woodware - flower punch, Woodware - leaf and nesties
Hero art flower used with woodware flowers
Coloured using promarkers
Very fine glitter (unfortunately it doesn't show on photo but I certainly sparkled for a few days after!!)
Gems,button and brad from stash.

Many thanks for taking the time to have a look at my card.

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Anniversary card - Great Catch!!

Here we are again with another fab sketch from ICS. I am just loving my time on their DT. In fact it is so much easier to make cards from a sketch don't know why I didn't try it sooner.

I have turned the sketch around only because the images just didn't look right this way round. But this is part of the fun when using a sketch.
I used: The Greeting Farm - Image & Sentiment Rock the farm set
Kelly Panacci - Faux stitching and backgrounds are Paper Artsy.
Promarkers for colouring in image
Distress Inks for doing the coloured backgrounds
Others bits & bobs are from my stash.

Thank you for looking

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

A Birthday Wish

This is my first card for ICSketches Design Team, every week there will be a new sketch to follow so please come and join in the fun. Holly is still driving me mad and we have had 1 week of school holidays not sure how we are going to get on for the remainder of the holiday. It's trying to find something to occupy her all the time and I think she finds it hard not to have the same routine everyday like she has at school. Anyway on to this weeks sketch and my take on the sketch...

I used: Penny Black SlapStick Cling Stamp - Fly Away Stampin up - Small script & Clear Stamps - Postcard Stamp
Papers are bazzil & kraft card from stampin up
Promarkers to colour

Thank you for taking the time to have a look.