Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Creative Inspirations Challenge

there is a great new challenge blog just started over at
So have a look over there and check out their very first challenge.
You must make a Valentine project - a card, atc, scrapboook page, etc.
BUT, it must contain the colour black.

I thought I would try something a bit different with this challenge
and I ended up making an Accordian Card.
The papers and sayings all came from
issue 54 of Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine.
You can't really make it out on the photo, but the papers are all stitched onto the card.
Then I used various embellishments and ribbon from my stash.
Here's how the card looks folded up...

Sunday, 25 January 2009

"Frame It"

"Frame It" is this week's challenge over at
To enter, your design must feature a frame, and, of course,
a penny black stamp.
The sweet, little stamp is from the clear set - Bubbly.
This would be great to use on a little Valentine card, wouldn't it?
I made the frame with my Spellbinders Nestabilities - Labels One.
Check out the great deal they have for nestability dies over at
The paper is Papermania - Rich Red.

Saturday, 24 January 2009

Pink Petticoat Trio

I wanted to share with you a trio of cards that I have made today.
I have just discovered the gorgeous work at Pink Petticoat
The incredibly cute downloads caught my eye, but there are also papers and sentiments to download and CD's to buy.
I have used the downloads for Lola Rose ~ 'you make me feel bubbly'
at just £2.99 for the zip kit of 6 images.
I have a feeling I will be going back for more before too long.

Sunday, 18 January 2009

Sketch Saturday Challenge

I've just discovered Sketch Saturday and had a go at this week's great sketch by Jo.
I really enjoyed doing this one, so hop over there and have a look at the gorgeous cards made by the design team.
I decided this was going to be a Father's Day Card,
but I got so engrosed in it, I ended up adding Happy Birthday by mistake!!
The cute little stamp is one of the Penny Black - Bubbly set.
The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards, as are the little brown dots -
they call these Card Candy and they come in all sorts of colours,
they are the perfect size to be fixed with little foam squares
and they look really effective.
The ribbon is from my blog candy win over at Raspberry Ribbons. Their little tins full of ribbon and embellishments are a really great idea.

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Cupcake Craft Challenges

It's my first time over at Cupcake Craft Challenges
and they have some wonderful creations from their design team, to inspire you.

Challenge 22 is a great sketch by Donna.

Here is my attempt at it.

The cute little hedgehog stamp is from Penny Black Critter Party
and I finally got to use my new Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels One Dies.

Papertake Weekly Challenge

I've had a go at Dawny's Sketch #6,
over at Papertake Weekly Challenge
Have a look at the DT cards there, they are so cute.
I have used a Penny Black Bubbles stamp and added some little adhesive pearls (from Papermania )
and Stickles glitter, to the bubbles.
I am so jealous of those people who can take great photos of their cards,
it takes me forever to get a picture worth posting and the colours look a bit washed out.
Let me know if you have any photo tips.

Thursday, 8 January 2009

Happy New Year to everyone, hope you have had a lovely holiday time.

I was delighted to find out that I won the blog candy from Raspberry Ribbons Kits & Sketches (thankyou Caroline and Kerry),
so I headed over there again to try their Sketch 12 Challenge.
They have some great designers on their blog, to give you inspiration and whilst you're there check out their new January subscription kit in black and white.

This card is for my daughter's boyfriend, and the Woodware Clear Magic Playtime stamp is so cute. They come in a set with a boy on a bike and a boy playing with a ball, plus a rucksack, a dog, a ball etc. They're good value for money,
I got mine from Handy Hippo

The sentiment is from Craftworkcards