Thursday, March 31, 2011

Blue and Pink

So Mr Mojo has left the building so its a good job theres a fab sketch on Friday Sketchers although some of it got lost in the translation from blog to the rough drawing I made, the side strip should be longer.
I've used the last WOJ girls I brought, they're so easy to colour and the papers are My Minds Eye Stella and Rose. Then I just added some funky flowers and a sentiment, not forgetting a bit of ribbon. This is clean and simple for me.
I'm not going to moan about technology, I'm going to try and be cool about it and step away from the hardware when things get tough and make a card instead.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


 I'm having such a issue with my PC, I feeling like jumping up and down on the it. When I re-install my browser it gave me an updated version which I think could be a problem but also Mr Virgin is still playing with my connection.
When I finally made it back online I found Mr Blogger not loading picture, this is not helping my mojo because if you've been over to the High Hopes Challenge blog to check out this weeks Distress Tutorial with Sirpalina you would discover there is a new release and there won't be any sneak peeks from me if I don't stop pulling my hair out over technology.
So back to reason I wanted to blog was to show my WOYWW and as you can see I've been having a stamping time with some favourite stamps to help kick start my mojo.

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Now because I'm a High Hopes Diva I've already seen this amazing release and if you want to get you hands on some check out the High Hopes Blog to see how you can win some.

No Scrapbooking this week to show but I do have a card. I decide to use up the papers I used the last week on one of the baby cards I made and this Penny Black stamps was on my desk. I tried to do it Kath's style but I don't think she needs to worry.

Simon Says Stamps Sketch

We have a fabulous sketch for you on Simon Says Stamps Challenge by Domi and the team are showcasing Penny Black, two of my favourite things.
So I've used this Penny Black stamp I got recently and the papers are Kaiser Nans Favourites both of which are available at Simon Says Stamps.

I'm trying find alternative flowers other than just my funky flowers and this time I've used Tim Holtz tattered flowers die, using the the two smaller ones, I think I need a bit more playing time with them. I used some fluffy brads for the centres and it wouldn't be my card if there wasn't a bit of ribbon somewhere.

Now don't forget to check out the team and their gorgeous creations, you need to join us for a chance to win this fabulous prize.
Well Mr Norton has forgiven my browser and is now behaving, all I need is Mr Virgin to stop pulling the plug on my broadband at random times during the day.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Rose and Brown

I love electronics ie PC, camera etc but hate them when they don't work. Yesterday I struggled most of the day with my PC having to re-install my browser a couple times because Norton didn't like a file, this was not helped by broadband supplier giving me a slow or non existence supply.
Now it looks like I'm also having issues with the camera not liking my cards this little girl looks so wishy washy while the flowers look fine.
This pic was the best of the bunch so I'm afraid we will have to settle for this one for the Everybody Art Challenge which is for Rose and Brown and I've used the gorgeous girl from Mo Manning.  The papers are Basic Grey Hopscotch and I used two Martha Stewart borders together to make a trellis for my flowers.
I've also used the deep edge doily punch around the oval mat, the sentiment is craftwork cards.
Well this morning I've reset the broadband thingy again hope thats the last time today but fingers crossed my browser is working.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Just Because

This was a last minute made card last to week so I had something to post today, I've used one of the new Magnolia  and I used some Bo Bunny papers, I'm going to be so upset when they're all gone.
I'm so suprised how quickly this fell together especially with no challenges to inspire me.
I've used my favourite things, ribbon, punched flowers and gems and I've found out the Just Magnolia challenge is Bingo and my card worked out a treat for it..
On the way back from MIL I popped in the hotel that Lols, Heather and Dawny P were staying to say Hello.
Back I've come back to PC problems my norton thinks my browser I'm using is a threat and my brain is too tired to work it out.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Just a little extra

Another quick card this time using a LOTV image isn't he adorable. So this time I use a A6 card I think thats what they call this size.  I used my hearts embossing folder and I cut down the LOTV sentiment it was just too huge for the size of card.
A touch of ribbon and some pearls and job done.

Quick Baby Card

So a quick baby boy card for my Son for one of his friends, I used the Belles and Whistles baby image  because I reckon he would be quick to colour and I was right.
I made a frame using a Martha Stewart around the page  punches, lots of embossing. Finished with a LOTV sentimen, bit of ribbon and some blue pearls.

Saturday, March 26, 2011


We're going green over on Penny Black Saturday Challenge and I don't mean the colour, we want you to recycle something on your card.
I've used a blue folder for the backing mats, in fact I've quite a lot of this card since my BIL was throwing them out and decided to cut them into A4 for my Sis and I.
I've also used some buttons out of my button tin which I inherited from my Mum.
The papers are Basic Grey and of course my retro flower punch got an outing too.
Now we have a fabulous prize and an amazing team so check them out.

Friday, March 25, 2011

A Baby in a Teacup

There's a perfect challenge for me on A Spoon Full of Sugar, Ribbon, Pearls and Flowers, all the things I love. Add the adorable image from Mo Manning my card was a delight to make.
The papers are Kaiser and so beautiful I found it really difficult to cut and the flowers are either Marianne or Nellie Sneden punches.  A friend at the crop on Sunday made some fabulous flowers with the punches my flowers certainly not as good but they're still cute.
I used a computer generated sentiment and thats two Mother's day cards done one more to go.
But nothing will be done this weekend no I'm not on my way to the NEC off see MIL but fingers crossed I've convince my hubby that not only to get up early when we've lost an hour in bed due to the clocks going forward. To drive home by way of the hotel that some bloggers are staying to say hello.
Lets hope we don't oversleep.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Mother's Day Card

Finally I made a Mother's day card using the sketch from Sketch Saturday and I've had to make a large card for the Penny Black Cling stamp. Usually I would avoid such a large stamp but my Mum used to grow geraniums and we always had rabbits when I was little so I brought this stamp with the idea of using it for Mother's Day.
The papers are in my stash with no names although I want to say Making Memories,  the Cherish punch worked a treat and so did the swirls with the daisies using Woodware Daisy punches.
There was quite a bit of cutting out but it was worth I think.
 Here's a close up of layers. I can also enter it into the Papertake Weekly challenge who are looking for A Mums card.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

WOYWW and Scrapbook Wednesday

Gosh my WOYWW gets later and later, not helped by having to make a baby card for my son who forgot to ask me for one. Of course I've got girl ones but no boys, so it was stop what you're doing and make one. I've cleaned my desk and just waiting for the LOTV sentiment stamp to dry before putting it back in the box.

Of course I could tidy up the side, it looking a bit of tip again.
I thought I'll add a scrapbook page to my post. This is the layout I made to inspire the ladies at Scrapbuddies, those that weren't doing the class, I challenge them to use this Pagemap and have to say they did a really good job and I load their pages to the Scrapbuddies blog when I get back from MIL. I'm really pleased how well mine turned out.
Here's the sketch we used.

A Girly Post

Here in the UK we ususally have Mother's Day in March with Easter being late it is in fact on the 3rd April, so Simon Says Stamps Challenge this week is Mother's Day or a Girly card. Why I decided to make a girly card I've no idea cos I do have to make three Mother's Day cards but I couldn't resist this cute The Greeting Farm Izzy.
 The papers are Hopscotch from Basic Grey, love this pack certainly getting my moneys worth from it. The flowers are from Prima which Simon Says Stamps has loads of.
The swirl is Magnolia DooHickey die now available from Simon Says Stamps too.

Do pop over to the Challenge blog to check out the fabulous creations the team have made and don't forget there is a chance of a fabulous prize if you join us this week.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Rag Trade

Nearly forgot my High Hopes post, thats because I've got my head down trying to get ahead of myself for the weekend away.
So you have to use Fabric on your card, now this was a real challenge for me, I don't sew, although I do own a sewing machine but he's called Damon and doesn't like me so he's gathering dust upstairs hidden in the bedroom. So if I don't sew what are the chances of me finding fabric, so I begged some off my Sister and she had this fab green check stuck.
I did have issues with the pinking shears that won't cut anymore, really shouldn't use them on cardstock and my flower I needed more practice but time was running.
Of course now thinking about I could have used felt!
So I used this fab stamp by High Hopes designed by Dustin Pike, the papers are My Minds Eye and thats faux stitching.
Now don't forget to pop over to the blog and check out the rest of the Divas I'm sure they've made a better job of this challenge than I did.

Happy Birthday

Lovely, easy challenge this week on Everybody Art Challenge, its Happy Birthday. So I've used a new Penny Black stamp I got recently.
Things were going fine till I put on the red flower soft and to help redeem the card I put some gems in the centre, but four gems looked overcrowded so I had to settle for three.
The papers are My Minds Eye one of the Stella and Rose 6 inch pads, some punched flowers and a touch of ribbon to finish.
Do pop over to the Challenge blog to check out the DT and we love for you to join us.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Music and Dance

Yes I know I've missed St Patricks day but I love this sweet Irish dancing girl from Mo Manning and she was fun to colour.
The sketch is this weeks Friday Sketchers and the papers are Madeline from Prima papers. It was only after I realised that I punched the daisy out of music papers that my card was perfect for the challenge of Music and Dance on Cute Card Thursday.
Well we had a fab day at Scrapbuddies, Nikki taught a class and I set a Pagemaps sketch challenge for the girls not taking the class. Finished the day having a yummy chinese at Wings in Farnborough.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Bunny Tilda

My bags are packed and I'm off to Scrapbuddies crop for the day but I've just got time to pop a card on my blog. Today I've got this cutest Tilda for the Just Magnolia challenge they want you to use your favourite colour combo but my favourite changes with my mood. So I used these favourite papers from American Crafts it took ages before I could cut into them and now I've only got scraps of some designs left. I reckon I could get at least another couple of cards our of them at a push.
Another favourtie is the daisies, love making them, especially in white, they're woodware punches. The floral embossing is a cuttlebug and not why but you can't see that I've dotted the centres, you would of thought with the sun shining I wouldn't have a problem with the camera.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Not Square

No Square cards allow is the new challenge on A Gem of Challenge from Jenny. So I made a tent card or at least thats what I think its called so sorry if I'm wrong.
Don't you love this cutie pie Baby from Pink Gem Designs and the papers is Echo Park Be Mine papers.
I embossed the card stock using a scoring board in this case its one I've had for ages that I use to make blank cards.
My scallop border is the Deep Edge Doily punch from Martha Stewart. I have recorded a little tutorial to show how to do this with Hubby's camera but my PC hates the file and I need to convert it but I don't know which software would be best to do this.
I used a sakura glitter pen to go over the stars to give them a touch of sparkle.
My friend had a day off work so I cleared my dining room table and we had a craft day yesterday and my Sis gate crashed so I had a fab day scrapbooking but it does mean I'm a bit behind with card-making which I hope to get back on track today.

Penny Black Spring

It's Spring over on Penny Black Saturday Challenge which gave me the opportunity to use this PB stamp.  The papers are My Minds Eye one of the Stella and Rose packs. I did think my card is a bit grungy and not sunny and bright like a spring morning,
The Martha Stewart Cherish punch has been used again and the Quickutz corners, the flowers are probably Wild Orchid and the leaves are Leone-em punch which doesn't like me again, its my fault since its a paper punch and Bazzill card stock is definitely not paper.
We have the cutest Penny Black Stamp as a prize this week and I don't have it and I would love it and so would the team. So pop over and check out DT some gorgeous cards to inspire you to join in.

Friday, March 18, 2011

A Spoonful for Friday

A Spoonful of Sugar Challenge this week is a sketch and we all know I love them. This is one of the new WOJ stamps, I didn't get all of them just three of the girls that I knew would mat and layer well. The papers are Bo Bunny and the usual EK sucess funky flower punch.
I've been asked what size these funky flower punches, they make an enormous one that I reckon is more suitable for Scrapbooking. The large one is  approx2 inches across the flower and the one I use a lot is the medium one approx 1 1/4 across. I also have a tiddly one from Do-crafts.
This week as been a busy one for me and it will finish with the Scrapbuddies Crop on Sunday.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Pink Gem Funky Flowers

Janet at Pink Gem has some new stamps, different from her usual cute gems. They come in a set with two fab funky flowers and butterflies, sentiments and pretty co-ordinating shapes. I was lucky that Janet sent me a set and I just had to have a go straight away.
They're ideal for Clean and Simple but I'll settle for Debby's version of Clean and Simple.
The spotty paper was on my desk and it shouted use me, perfect match for the spotty flowers and butterflies and just love the spotty sentiment.

I finally cut into some a Stampin Up paper set, I haven't been able to until I sat down and played with Pink Gems stamps. You can see I cut out the hearts for the flowers and found the ribbon slider in my stash.