Friday, 29 January 2010

new stamps & blog candy

Our neighbour's girl is having a birthday party on Sunday that I need to make a card for, so I ordered the Anya ballerina and mermaid yesterday and they've arrived already! Now I just need to stop time for a while so I can get caught up and creating! I'm hoping she'll like the ballerina as she's just started dance classes.

Anyway, blog candy is always fun, and Sarah-Jane is giving away some lovely candy over on her site, so go and take a peak if you can. She also has an ace milk carton tutorial on there, which is nice and simple to make and looks so effective.

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

TGF CHA relay day 3

Well here is my entry for what turned out to be the final day of the CHA relay. It was a whole lot of fun, but also sounded like it was a huge logistical nightmare for everyone at TGF with the gallery collapsing under the weight of people eager to post their pics! Anyway, I've had a great time but I'm also slightly relieved as I really should be busy preparing cards for next week, but anyway, I hope you like my final entry using Toby Cub. I don't normally go for critters and wasn't wowed with Toby but now he/she's coloured up I love him and can see me making this card again!
I've grabbed Prince Ian whilst he's free on the board and hope to make a card up with him next week.
Colours: Copics
Paper: Fancy Pants Celebrate & Abbey Road by My Minds Eye
I'll come back later with the final details but Davina is about to go into the house and despite not normally being a BB fan, I seem to have got sucked in this time!

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

The Greeting Farm digi challenge Day 2

Hurray, hurray! It may have taken me an hour and a half to get the photo to load up but I've finally done it with minutes to spare! I've picked up the image just after work, attempted to start my dad's computer - mouse not working, that's ok will use mum's computer ... why won't it recognise my camera to upload the photo?! Will keep slogging away in the hope I'll figure it out before midnight arrives!

Notice anything unusual about the card?! The card should be showcasing the new Charlotte digi stamp but alas she's not been sent to me and the deadline is 12pm UK time. As I'm working till 10pm tonight I decided the only way I've got any chance of getting this one done is if I make the card up now and hope that Charlotte is waiting in my in-tray when I come back from work. But then I'm at my parents' and not at home so I'll need to attempt to upload the picture onto my Dad's computer! Fingers crossed that it all works out!
I also have to give thanks to Erin whose blog pointed me in the direction of the ESS challenge sketch.

Sketch: ESS Challenge #67

Challenge: Anyone for Anya heart 4 heart's sake challenge

Cardstock: Bazzil Bling

Paper: Love Elsie music range (I forget the exact name)

Monday, 25 January 2010

The Greeting Farm CHA relay

This has to be the quickest card that I've ever made (and it probably shows!). I just found out about the relay two hours before it closed! The challenge is to make a card with the free digital image of the cute MerIan and to upload it before midnight tonight UK time. Then there will be a new digital image and challenge each day whilst CHA is on. I very much doubt I'll be able to get them all done but I'll do my best! Typically, in my rush I failed to notice the pink ink splodge on my desk so I need to re-do Ian tomorrow, at which point I'll cover his tail in glaze and stickles! The card is based on this week's Friday Sketchers.


Saturday, 23 January 2010

Stamp with Us challenge

It's challenge time over on Stamp With Us and this week it's a sketch challenge. I've used the pretty Garden Whimsy set from Stampin' Up! and some fun Love Elsie paper that I've had in my stash for ages and not made anything with it! I also managed to use quite a few bits of cardstock from my remnants pile which was an added bonus!

Stamps: Stampin' Up! Garden Whimsy and Fun & Fast Notes (sentiment)
Paper: Love Elsie
Cardstock: SU! Summer Sun & Pumpkin Pie - the rest was from my scrap pile
I'm afraid that I took the photo tonight in order to get it up before the next challenge started, and the lighting is very poor. Hopefully, I'll manage to upload a better photo on Monday.

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

A tidy up is needed!

The photo of my card is missing from the last post as it was night time and the lighting was no good. So I finally remembered that I needed to take a photo of it and now I can't find it! Where on earth it's gone I have no idea! My craft room is obviously in need of a serious tidy up!

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

First Card of 2010!

Hurray! The card turned up - I obviously need to tidy away my paper far more often!

I hope that everyone had a fab festive season and that Father Christmas delivered lots of lovely crafty gifts! I received a set of Copics, lots of MS punches and some cute Rock the Farm stamps - now I just need the time to play with them all!

I loved the colour combo on the Copic Colour Challenge website, unfortunatley I forgot to upload my entry last night in time for the deadline! This was the lovely colour combo that they asked us to use. I only have BV02 so I had to use other colours that were as close as I could get to the original ones.

This is my first card this year and it meets the following challenges:

Copic Colour Challenge #45

Stamp Something asked us to use something new. The stamps were a Christmas present and the paper is some that I bought just before Christmas with the Rock the Farm stamps in mind.

Sketch Saturday provided the lovely sketch that I based my card on. It would be interesting to know what size people make their cards. Mine was 5.75 square and I didn't have enough room for all of the elements.

Anyone for Anya said that anything goes!

Phew, I've only ever attempted one challenge per card before so I'm quite pleased that the first week in January challenges are quite loose and I've managed to squeeze a few in!