Sketchy challenge

This card was made following this weeks layout for the Sketchy challenge.  The papers and topper are from LOTV - both now discontinued sadly. I am also entering the Simon Says challenge (Anything goes) and Die Cuttin Divas (Anything goes).


Under the Weather

This card was made using some pieces of dsp from my bits and pieces box and the image is one of the Gorjuss Girls from Santoro, coloured with Promarkers.  I added raindrops using the Wink of Stella brush but they don't show up in the photo. The daisies are from our local 'Everything's a Pound' shop and the sentiment stamp, banner stamp and matching die are all from SU.  The layout is the current challenge from Try Stampin on Tuesday and I am also entering some other challenges - Tuesday Throwdown (Anything goes), PFP (Feminine fancy), Simon Says (Anything goes), I love Promarkers (Anything goes) and Penny's Challenges (Anything goes).


Pet Lamb

Seeing the baby lambs in the fields around our house over these last few weeks reminded me of this really old Sugar Nellie stamp I haven't used in ages.  I used Promarkers to colour and the papers were bits and pieces in my box of bits to be used up! I am entering the Crafty Cardmakers challenge (New beginnings), Sketchy Challenges (Anything goes), Get Creative (Anything goes) and Tuesday Throwdown (Anything goes).



I was up in Belfast on Monday with my daughter for her last exam before the start of her next semester and we managed to fit in a spot of shopping in the afternoon.  I liked the colours of the doilies in 'The Works' so I'm sure I will be able to use them for a few cards (or maybe just keep them to look at, especially the duck egg coloured ones - my favourite colour!!).  I also found a new shop with lots of stationery etc and picked up a box of 8 large coloured paperclips for £1 - I intend to add felt flowers to use them as bookmarkers.  The little card with the strange chicken on it was an extra one of the notices I sent out to my needlecraft group to remind them that classes begin again this week. You can visit the other desks by going to Julia's blog HERE.


Sail away

I made this birthday card using a really old SU stamp (called Sail Away) on pale blue card coloured with Promarkers and a SU chalk marker pen.  The 'clouds' embossing folder is also retired SU as is the oval punch used for the sentiment and the DSP.  The fence and seagull dies are from a set of 4 Sizzlets I bought ages ago - a big tidy up in my craft room has revealed lots of things I had forgotten about!! I am entering this card into the Sweet Stampin Challenge (Use dies and punches), CCT challenge (Cool colours/tones) Sketchy challenge (Anything goes), Get Creative (Anything goes) and Tuesday Throwdown (Anything goes).


With Sympathy

I made this card following the layout for the current Try Stampin' on Tuesday Challenge.  The lilies are from a decoupage sheet by Marianne designs and the paper, card, sentiment stamp and banner die are all from SU.  I am also entering the Creative Inspirations challenge (Fabulous flowers), Penny's challenges (anything goes) and the Sketchy Challenge (Anything goes).


Birthday boy

I have now finished the card that was on my desk yesterday - the image is by LOTV and I have used my favourite medium (Promarkers) to colour it to match the papers from Papermania.  I am entering it into a few challenges - Get Creative (Anything goes), PFP (Sports/hobbies), Pennys challenges (Anything goes), Sketchy challenge (Anything goes) and Tuesday Throwdown (Use your favourite medium).

Top 5 Passionista Blinkie



I have been doing some colouring this week, mainly using Promarkers.  The current image is one of my recent purchases from LOTV and the paper is from Papermania - a 6 x 6 book called 'For Him' - I've had this paper for ages so decided it was time to use some of it - the addiction to paper makes it difficult to actually use it rather than keep it to look at!!! To find out what all the other deskers are up to this week, visit Julia's blog HERE.

New baby card

I have recently made some new baby cards using Doodlebug papers - I have had three of their 6 x 6 pads for ages - they are really too nice to use up but when I did a bit of a tidy up in my craft room, I realised I should really use up some of my paper stash before I buy any more! I will enter this card into the Crafty Cardmakers challenge (New beginnings), Get Creative (Anything goes), Sketchy challenge (Anything goes), I Love Promarkers (Use something new), Stampavie (Something New) and CCT(Buttons).  The stamp is one of the new sets from the Spring/Summer SU catalogue, coloured with Promarkers.



I haven't participated in WOYWW for a few weeks now as my craft desk was not much in use over the holidays - I was taking a rest due to health issues and relaxing by building jigsaw puzzles and tidying up in my craft room so I now have space to work on my desk again!! I also got some new storage for my A4 card which at least makes the craft room look a bit tidier! I did a bit of stamping and colouring so I'm now starting to put together some baby cards. Visit the other desks HERE.