Thursday 28 May 2009

Finding time...

I wish there were more hours in the day.  I've spent the last 2 days frantically searching for bridesmaids dresses after realising that the ones I wanted were out of stock.  I'm such a ninny to leave it so late.  Thankfully, I've now got all 4 dresses in my wardrobe.  All is OK...  Now for the shoes...

So I made a quick and simple card for the HA "Manly" challenge.  Not that it's that manly... I love colour too much.  And stitching... So it's a girly manly card. :)

Supplies: Stamp Hero Arts; Coloured Pencils - Faber-Castell; Kraft paper; coloured cotton.

Hope everyone is well and having a good week.

Wednesday 20 May 2009

Cards for Heroes Blog Hop

Isn't the card making world full of lovely kind hearted people...
Sandy and Fabre are 2 such people.  They are running this Blog Hop to raise awareness of their fabulous venture, Cards for Heroes which sends blank greetings cards to serving US armed forces to write home on.  

My card is in honour of Sandy and Fabre to say a massive well done for their efforts.  Their generosity is certainly inspiring.

Supplies:  Stamps - Hero Arts (stars, sentiment, scallop); PP - Bo Bunny, Bazzill, recycled cake box; Buttons - Basic Grey.

Not only is this Blog Hop a fabulous opportunity to see hundreds of amazing blogs and cards, but there are going to be LOADS of prizes and giveaways too.  YAY.

SO: click HERE to be taken to the next blog on the hop - Simply Sarah.

Or: click HERE to start the hop from the beginning at the Cards for Heroes Homepage.  

Glittery monkeys and shape cards

Hello!  I hope everyone is enjoying their week.  I am getting so frustrated not being able to share my creations... but my Hero Arts Blog Day is fast approaching and I am busy creating for that.
But in my rest time, I created this card for Dawn McVey's current Challenge.
I love these colours!!
Supplies: Stamps - Hero Arts (flowers); Button -Hero Arts Neutral; PP - Papertrey Ink, Bo Bunny Double Dot Coffee; Nestabilities Labels 1 Dies.

And as it's the 20th, it means there's anew Caardvarks challenge.
The theme this week is Shaped Cards, and the prize is  3 month subscription to Scrapbook News and Reviews - an online Scrapbooking and Cardmaking magazine.  Click here for details.
So here is my card, made for a friend's daughter.

Supplies: Stamps - Hero Arts (monkeys, crown, letters); PP - Pebbles Ink Baby Pink Dot; Glitter embossing powder.

I hope everyone gets a chance to enter this fun challenge.  Good luck :)

Friday 15 May 2009


I made this card a few weeks ago and somehow forgot about it.  I thought I'd post it tonight in honour of the Hero Arts Dots challenge.  I am a massive fan of dots - almost all my cards contain dots - but I have not had the time to make many dotty cards this week.  I hope to make a couple this weekend.  Until then, happy Friday everyone.

Supplies:  Stamps - Hero Arts (Thank You); Paper - My Mind's Eye; Buttons - Papermania.

P.S. Thanks to my lovely friends Pia and Paula who provided almost ALL the products I used to make this card.  You guys are so kind.

Wednesday 13 May 2009

Well Wishes for a Friend

I am still really absorbed with making cards for my day on the blog, but when I found out tonight that one of my friends isn't very well, I had to make a card for her.  

Supplies: Stamps - Hero Arts (background flowers, dot flowers, screen, sentiment); Button - Hero Arts Spring; Ink - Versamagic Pretty Petunia 

Get well soon my lovely friend!  So sorry you are feeling poorly.

Saturday 9 May 2009

Jennifer and Jenn... my favourite stampers.

I'm spending my days dreaming up cards for my day on the Hero Arts blog.  The pressure...  So in the meantime, I created a couple of cards inspired by my 2 favourite stampers.

Firstly, Jennifer McGuire.  She posted this card today based on this one by Shari Carroll.  Both cards are stunning.  I wanted to make a card for Jennifer, just to say Hi.  She's such a lovely and inspiring person.

Supplies:  Stamps - Hero Arts (Screen Shadow, Flowers, Scallop, Hello); Papers - Bazzill (Swiss Dot) and Pebbles Ink (Baby Pink Dot); Pearls - Crystal Stickers; Inks - Versamagic (Pixie Dust and Pink Petunia).  Various circle punches and Kraft paper also used.

And then I made a card based on this amazing one by Jenn Biederman.  Jenn's talent blows me away.  Every card she makes is jaw-droppingly good AND she's just the sweetest person.  

Supplies:  Stamps - Hero Arts (Birthday, Bunny,Trees); Papers -Bo Bunny (Double Dot Powder Blue) and Pebbles Ink (Spring Green Dot)

Jenn's style is VERY difficult to imitate!

I'm on with loads of exciting Caardvarks projects too.  The next few months' challenges are going to be awesome.  Technically, I should be preparing for my wedding, but the stamps are calling me....

P.S.  Edited to add that I have started adding descriptions to the products I use and some links.  I hope it's helpful. :)

Tuesday 5 May 2009

Caardvarks and Inspiration.

So it's the 5th which means a new challenge at Caardvarks.  The challenge is sponsored by Unity Stamps,  and there's an amazing prize up for grabs!

All you have to do is create a card using a verse or saying.  It doesn't have to be Unity - anything will do.  Here is the card I created:

 Supplies:  Stamps - Unity;  Patterned Papers - Die Cuts with a View (Nursery: baby Boy), Polka Dot paper was a gift fro Pia; Gemstones and Buttons - Papermania; Machine stitching with silver thread.

I hope you get the chance to participate.  Would LOVE to see you there.  Click here for more information.

I made a couple of cards tonight for the current Hero Arts challenge.  This one is inspired by Jen, her card is here.

Supplies:  Stamps - Hero Arts (Screen Shadow,  Sentiment, Flourish); Flowers - Hero Arts; Pearls - Papermania; Inks - Versacolor (Sky Blue) and Versamagic (Jumbo Java).  Machine stitching and Kraft paper also used.
And this one is inspired by Patty - her card is here.

Supplies:  Stamps - Hero Arts (Sentiment, Bird); Flowers - Hero Arts; Patterned Papers - Bo Bunny (Double Dot: Mellow Yellow and Mint); Spellbinders Nestabilities - Labels One; Various circle punches also used.

Hope everyone is well.  Thank you all for your lovely comments and for visiting my blog every day.  You really do make my day!

Monday 4 May 2009

My Big News!!!!

I'm a very happy girl today.  Jennifer McGuire picked me as the winner of Hero Arts' 'Win a Day on the Blog' contest. So I'm all excited and happy and smiley and have been all day.  And even Andy got his share of the glory. :)

I'd like to say a massive thanks to Jennifer and all the inspiring crew at Hero Arts.  They really are the best company EVER.  

Sunday 3 May 2009

Glitter, glitter everywhere...

I dreamed about glitter last night.
There is a light coating of glitter on every surface in the house.
So I made more glittery cards today :)

I won this Cornish Heritage Stamps Chloe the Deer stamp on 2Peas recently - so so cute.

Supplies: Stamps - Hero Arts (Sentiment, Background, Leaves, Bird) and Cornish Heritage Farms (Deer); Paper - Bo Bunny (Double Dot Wasabi and Chiffon); Ink - Versacolor (Sky Blue);  Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels One.
You all know I love shaker cards.  Here is one of the ones I made today.

Supplies: Stamps - Hero Arts (Sentiment, Tree, Ladybird); Paper - Bo Bunny (Double Dot Powder Blue);Ribbon - Creative ImpressionsSpellbinders Nestabilities Labels One.

And tomorrow is a bank holiday.  Another day at home!  Another glittery day no doubt!!!

Saturday 2 May 2009

Glitter Fun

I had a very productive day today.  First, I created a card for Dawn McVey's Raspberry Color Suite Challenge.
Such gorgeous colours.

Supplies: Stamps - Hero Arts (Pram, Others); Hero Notecard; Ribbon - Creative Impressions; Gemstones - Papermania; Buttons - various; Cuttlebug and Dies.  

Then I made a card for the Mayflowers challenge at Hero Arts.  Love my new Spellbinders dies.

Supplies: Stamps - Hero Arts (Scallop, Big Butterfly, Small Butterfly, Flowers, Sentiment); Ink - Versacolour (Sky Blue); Gemstones - Papermania; Spellbinders Dies Labels One. 
2Peas are celebrating National Scrapbooking Day in style and MellyPea has about 30 challenges running this weekend (check out her blog here).  I am totally inspired!
So I got my glitter out...

Supplies: Stamps - Hero Arts (Cupcake, Sentiment); Papers - Doodlebug Embossed Cardstock, Pebbles Inc Baby Pink Dot; Button - Papermania; Spellbinders Dies Labels One. 

Supplies: Stamps - Hero Arts (Butterfly, Sentiment); Ribbon - Creative Impressions; Paper - Bo Bunny (Double Dot Powder Blue); Gemstones - Papermania; Spellbinders Dies Labels One. 

This butterfly was such fun to make.
Finally, I decided to make a set of 22 mini scallop cards for one of my classes - they are about to take their exams and I have enjoyed teaching them so much.  I'll miss them loads.

Supplies: Stamps - Hero Arts (sentiment, animals - various); Gemstones - Papermania; Spellbinders Dies Scallop Circles

I'm pretty tired now  :)