Friday, 30 October 2009

Polka Doodles

This is my card for the Halloween challenge at Polka Doodles and I think I am just making it by the skin of my teeth. I used the candy doodles CD for the banner backing paper.
Now I am in a rush as I must get ready for my spooky night out.
Going to Chatelherault country park for a meal then a spooky night investing if there is any ghostly goings on then back here for a little drinky and watch the end of Most Haunted. I love that programme with all their screaming and scared faces! Its been on for the last six nights and finishes tomorrow night on Halloween- very addictive and great fun... hehe never know that might be me later on
All I need now is my car back in time from the garage- was getting an MOT today- bet he phones when I am in the shower... must fly... see you later.. if I haven't been scared witless and I did say WITLESS!!!

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Charisma Cardz

The challenge this week at Charisma is NO DESIGNER PAPER
and this is my DT card for the challenge
For this challenge I made my own paper using distress inks and tapestry stamps, the image is from Kanban and I used my trusty favourite leaf die
Looking forward to visiting to see what wonderful ideas you come up
Have a lovely day

Saturday, 24 October 2009

The Sugar Bowl and Allsorts

This is my card for the sketch over at the Sugar Bowl- used my new Manga Girl Sugar Nellie stamp and the papers are K & Co

This is my card for the Furry Friends challenge over at Allsorts this week
It is a Whipper Snapper stamp that I used

And talking of Furry Friends this is an up to date photo of little Barley Sugar- he's getting a lot bolder now... just look at his lovely big eyes and his teeny weeny feet..... ah bless
Have a good weekend

Friday, 23 October 2009

Forever Friends

This is my entry for this weeks Forever Friends Christmas challenge
Actually made it a couple of days ago and this is me just getting round to posting it.
Had a fabby day at the SEC C meeting DT and bloggy buddies and shopping.
It was great meeting the lovely Kath again, Lorraine, Gail, Anne and all the others.
We met for lunch and coffee later too where Gail supplied us all with yummy Halloween cupcakes and it was great to have a natter and a laugh and all that coupled with crafty shopping..... ah that's what I call heaven... bought a few new stamps so look out for them and lots of other bits and pieces including some Tim Holtz grunge paper and so on and so on!!!
Thanks again girls for the lovely day

My First Daisy and Dandelion Project

This is my first Daisy and Dandelion project and the theme is Halloween.
Now the fabby goody bag we were sent was full of lovely Halloween goodies so it was easy just to let your imagination get going.
I made a Halloween card, a box invite and treat box
Or you could use the card for the invite and either of the boxes for the treats
I tried to keep it quite easy and quick to make so if you had a few to make it wouldn't take forever
Pop over to Daisy and Dandelion for full instructions of how to make


Thursday, 22 October 2009

Charisma Cardz

The challenge this week at Charisma is Delightful Daisies and its up to you how you interpret it
I made an ATC this week
Papers by K & Co and the stamp is from Little Claire's Designs
Hope you can join in this week again

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Cute Card Thursday and Funky Hand Announcement

Cute Card Thursday challenge this week is Spook Fest so I come to suck your blood!- well not literally but.... Just had to use the cutesy Aubergine image from the Daisy and Dandelion range and the dogs actually have a vampire toy and he says "I come to Suck your Blood" instead of squeaking
It can give you a fright sometimes if you are sitting quietly watching the tv and all you hear is "I come to suck your blood" and don't know whether that's more annoying than the turtle that says " Cowabunga Dude" that gets flung in the air every so often and must be hoarse by the time he's said "Cowabunga Dude" about fifty times!Keep wishing the voices would break but they survive even the washing machine!

Anice at Funky Hand is giving you a 10% discount on all products up to the 31 st October and all you have to is use the following code

So why not treat yourself or even get these downloads in time to make all your Christmas cards
Funky Little Christmas and Funky Christmas Time



This is the sketch at the Lillyboo challenge this month
And they are giving you this sweet image to use if you want- so I couldn't resist, she's adorable- thanks Lillyboo for that
Papers are by Jenn Wilson and I coloured my little angel with copics
Have a lovely Sunday

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Polka Doodles

This is the sketch over at Polka Doodles this week
And this is my take on the sketch
I used papers from the Candy Doodles CD
Am feeling much better now but went to shops for some messages and feel like I need a lie down down to recover
Have a lovely weekend

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Charisma Cardz

The challenge this week over at Charisma is set by Karen and she chose Distressing as the theme
I distressed the edges of my Funky Hand paper and the same for the flowers and coloured my Sugar Nellie stamp with distress inks and inked the edge
I do hope you can join in with the challenge this week and look forward to seeing all your distressed projects

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Quick Post

A quick post just to let you know I have Swine Flu so am in bed grunting away, hope to be back on my feet in a few days so will visit you when I can
Oink AllisonX

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Carol's Sketch and an Exclusive

This is Carol's sketch for this fortnight's challenge and this is my take on the sketch

This is introducing Maddy the cat which Angela kindly gave me to play with and make some samples for the website and for the SECC, she will not be available until next week so pop over to Craft At Home next week and get your stamps(link at the side) isn't she fab
And exciting news Bud is going to be made into a little figure too and can't wait for that to happen

Here's another couple of the images

All papers inks etc used are avaiable from Craft at Home

Have a good weekend


Two Challenges

My lovely Charisma team mate vee has an inspirational sketch blog where she offers up sketches to inspire you and you can play along. This time she is offering a nice prize for the winning take on her sketch
This is my take on the sketch.

The papers are the Daisy and Dandelion Christmas range, snowflake punch and of course the cute Forever Friends image. please pop over and join in the fun at Vee's.

This is the sketch this week at Moving Along With the Times and be warned put you shades on for this one- its just a tad bright.
K& Co papers and I paper pieced the trousers on the image(cause that's the theme to go with the sketch this week)

Going to pop over to Craft at Home now as Angela is bringing out her own range of stamps soon and she has some printed copies of the images that I've to pick up and play with- yeeha

Have a lovely Saturday.


Friday, 9 October 2009

Just Magnolia

This is the sketch at Just Magnolia this week and this is my take on the sketch
and this one's just for you Angela... hehe!!

I coloured Tilda using copics and stamped the floral swirly stamp onto a scalloped circle and glittered it, then mounted it onto a larger circle.
Can't remember where I got those flowers from but I wish I could as they are fab and of course used the leaf cuttlebug die that I can't stop using just now.
Have a lovely weekend everyone

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Charisma Cardz

Its Sally's turn to set the challenge at Charisma and this week its a recipe
3 Flowers
3 Papers
We are also sponsored this week by the Cutting Cafe and I used the Kitchen Date Cutting Cafe download for my card.
The papers are by Laura Ashley and I added a butterfly charm and yellow ribbon and made three flowers using the papers I used,
Hope you can join us this week and looking forward to visiting.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Penny Black Challenge

The challenge at Penny Black Saturday is Autumn Breezes.
I thought this little mouse could be autumny and I have a thing about this leaf die at the moment, so guess you'll be seeing quite a bit of it
The oval punches and sentiment are from Stampin Up
And the glitter... well what can I say... a bit of glitter over load
Thought I better try and use some sparkle to get me in the mood for Christmas card making and I opened the tube of glitter glue and had a few accidental spurts of it that developed into overload!!
The little mousey was coloured the same colours as my little hamster- and let me tell you he was not a happy chappy earlier. I cleaned his house then his face was a picture when he arrived back in it from his jaunt about the living room in his ball. He was like WHAT... I've spent all week getting that how I like it and hiding food here there and everywhere and now its all gone.. gone I say.. and I have to start over again... poor wee soul he spent ages fluffing up his cottony bedding and taking bits of it here there and everywhere and hiding his food all over the place... guess he'll have a long lie tonight then
Off now to get ready for dog training

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Polka Doodles

This is the sketch at Polka Doodles this week
Now I know you might look at it and think eh... its squares and you did circles so hopefully thats ok but really had a notion to do a circular card so had to adapt it to fit
I used the Candy Doodles CD , some fibres, a Happy Birthday sentiment, a chipboard tree and some cardboard

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Great News

This was my finalist project for the Daisy & Dandelion DT call and guess what ... I made it onto the team ... sooo pleased cause I love those little characters.

Pop over to the blog Daisy and Dandelion for full instructions how to make this new home project and to see the other design team finalist projects and meet all the wonderful characters Erica has created.
Can't wait to get started on my first project

Friday, 2 October 2009

Two Challenges

The sketch above is for Truly Scrumptious this week and the butterfly card is my take on the sketch
Now both cards actually fit in the Allsorts challenge this week which is Autumn Days so I am going to enter both of them for this challenge.
The papers I used for both of them are Funky Hand papers and the little Bunny stamp is by Stampin Up
Have a lovely weekend

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Charisma Cardz

The challenge this week over at Charisma Cardz is DECOUPAGE
You can use anything at all so long as you do a bit of decoupage with it
I used a decoupage image from the Design House for my little doggy card, papers by Tinker & Co and used a chipboard Top Dog saying
Hope you can join in this week and look forward to seeing what you create
Have a good day

Get Funky Challenge 3 Halloween

Over at the Funky Hand monthly challenge- Get Funky- its my turn to set the challenge this month and I chose HALLOWEEN
Now incase I hadn't told you before I just love Halloween and hope to be up to something spooky this year for it- will reveal all once confirmed so this month I am really excited about seeing all your Halloween projects
All you have to do is use at least one Funky Hand product in your creation to be eligible to win the £20 voucher to spend at Funky Hand and link your blog post to the challenge blog
I used papers from the V Funky CD- and it just shows how versatile all the papers are that they can be used for all occasions
I made a card with a decoupage witch, and a tiny Boo card and little treat handbag
So go on get busy busy with all your bright fun and scary Halloween projects
And remember to check out all the other fab DT cards for lots of inspiration
Have a great day