Tuesday, 31 May 2011

A Spoon Full of Sugar - 154 Flower Power

Good morning, new challenge time at A Spoon Full of Sugar and this week we are going all 'Flower power', this can be 1 to 1000 flowers, flowered paper, image etc.
I went for a handmade lace flower!!  I made a collection of these a while back when I was having a play!  I've been having a bit of a go at the 'less is more' way of cardmaking (not that my card are overly fussy anyway) I think I like it!  The paper doesn't show up too well on the picture, but the top is a mottled kind of effect, it's all one piece from the Papermania inspirations pad.
and here is a close up of the lace flower.  I have a bigger version on 1 of my cardi's as a corsage!  I love corsages and have a flower on my cardi right now! 
Have fun with your flowers (which shouldn't be hard!) and please head on over to the blog to see the girls examples and for all prize info.

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Chairsma Cardz - Boy oh Boy!

Good morning, the weather is back to being dull and windy again here today, after having a lovely day yesterday I thought the sun was back!  Hope it's nice where you are!
It's time for a new challenge over at Charisma Cardz and this week's theme is 'Boy oh Boy'.
If you are anything like me I find male cards be it for boys or men a challenge, but this card was a breeze!!  I yet again used one of my Lili of the Valley die-cut images, scraps of paper and a sentiment I'd already got printed off in my little box of goodies!!
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Tuesday, 24 May 2011

A Spoon Full of Sugar - 153 Things with wings

Good morning, we have a new challenge over at A Spoon Full of Sugar and this weeks theme is Things with Wings.  This can be anything from bugs to areoplanes to angels (as I have used) etc. 
I have used one of Sj's little musings these angels are just gorgeous and Sj shared some of them with us as freebies last christmas, she now has some designs available as rubber stamps!  Papers used are from the Papermania spring burst pad, sticky ribbon and brads I've had for absolutely ages!!
We have our lovely Nikki sponsoring the challenge this week and she has kindly donated this prize for one lucky winner
Have fun!

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Chairsma Cardz - Birthdays in Pink

Charisma Cardz new challenge time and this week we would like to see lots of 'pink birthday' creations!!
I've used one of my new Lili of the Valley die-cut images, they are great 4 images on a sheet for £1, you can't really go wrong!
For all sponsor and prize details nip on over to the blog, take a peek at the girls examples to, you won't be disappointed as they are fab as always!

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

A Spoon Full of Sugar - 152

Good morning, nice to see the sun back again today after yesterdays dullness!  The new challenge at A Spoon Full of Sugar is 'Anything Goes' so yep you can make anything you like!
Now I had made something else to show, but was soooooo pleased with my first attempt of a ribbon/pearl necklace that I wanted to show it off lol!!!  I had seen a tutorial for this style of necklace HERE and thought I would give it a bash.  I ordered the pearls from ebay they dropped through the letter box and within less than an hour one necklace made!  I didn't quite follow the tutorial as shown, I wrapped the ribbon around the bead and then threaded it rather than the measuring and gathering method, maybe I try that next time!!
It's been a big hit with those that I have shown and have already been asked for 3 so I'd best be ordering some more pearls!  
not a great piccie, but here I am doing a spot of modelling lol!!!
For sponsor and prize details and not forgetting the girls examples please check out the blog.

Friday, 13 May 2011

Chairsma Cardz - Under the weather

Well blogger has been playing silly beggars for the last few days so am adding this post again.  This weeks challenge at Charisma Cardz is 'Under the Weather' this can be anything weather related or get well as I have done with my card! 
I have used a die-cut image from Lili of the Valley which I've had for quite some time (using this made me go onto their website and order a few more different designs!!), the checked paper was a scrap from my pile, just cut around the edges with my x-cut punch to fancy it up a little, hand printed sentiment, gems and flower from Poundland.
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Tuesday, 10 May 2011

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Challenge 151

Morning all, for the new challenge at A Spoon Full of Sugar we have a sketch to follow.  
Last week I messed up by not reading our challenge properly so this week not only have I used the sketch but I've used white and 1 lol!!!!
here is the sketch
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Thursday, 5 May 2011

Chairsma Cardz - No Cards Allowed!

Good morning, it's one of my fave challenges this week at Charisma Cardz and it is 'No Cards Allowed'.
My card making except for my DT work has taken a back seat to making my own flowers, hair accessories, corsages etc!!!
Here is the hairband Hollie wore for both the school 'pre royal wedding' celebrations and the joint wedding and mums birthday celebrations.  The 'rosettes' are made from recycled clothes (the red is from one of the girls old nighties, the blue from one of their of pyjama bottoms and the white from an old school t-shirt!)!  A few mini gems and heh presto!  Each of the rosettes has a brooch pin on the back so they can be swapped around or put on out-fits as a corsage etc
and this is the lace corsage that I made for Lillie to wear to the above mentioned celebrations!  Just a strip of lace, a glue gun, a circle of felt and a gem, a bit of patience, a couple of burnt fingers and job done lol!! 
and here is the proof that the girls actually did wear them!!  Hollie is also wearing a rosette style lace corsage and Lillie has a red/white/blue lace bow that I tied and made into a hair slide in her hair!! 
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Really looking forward to seeing some different creations!

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Challenge 150

The new challenge at A Spoon Full of Sugar is 'White + One' other colour!  Now being the divvy that I am I didn't read the challenge correctly and went ahead and made a card White/Black + One!!!  The girls said it was ok and they've still put it on the challenge blog bless em!!
All sponsor and prize details can be found over at the blog HERE and don't forget to check out the rest of the girls correctly made examples lol!!!