Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Has it worked?

Now fingers crossed I will have scheduled this correctly this week and sent my post to another year or millennia !

I made this card for a work colleague who is . . . can you guess how old? Hee, hee, hee! I have followed Dawn's fab sketch from Inspirational Card Sketches (ICS#67) and for me, this card is very simple!

ICS are sponsored by Meljens Designs this week and we were kindly sent a digi image to play with! I have coloured him with my Promarkers with a few subtle white gel pen highlights. I do not know where the paper comes from as it was in my scraps box and was just the bright enough (without being too bright) for this card.

Apologies for the poor picture. I have mastered the focus on the focal point bit now but that's meant everything in the background is now slightly blurred. Me thinks a little more practice is still (desperately) required!

Have a great Tuesday everyone and can't wait to see what you guys & gals make with Dawn's sketch.


Thursday, 13 May 2010

Scheduled posts and

. . . me are definitely not a marriage made in heaven! I had been such a good girl this week and scheduled both my Inspirational Card Sketches (ICS) and Fab'n'Funky DT cards to appear on the correct days as I knew I was very busy Tuesday and Wednesday this week. So, I gets in from work, potters around doing some domestic chores, makes food for the family and then thought, "large coffee and off for a blog".

What happens when I get on here . . . no posts . . . where are my Tuesday and Wednesday posts? I know I did them as I spent a while titivating them and dazzling you all with my witty banter (no comments there please!). Cheesed off to say the least but I did discover where they are . . . I hadn't checked the date correctly or should I say typed the date in correctly and my scheduled posts appeared last year ! ! ! I know, what a complete and utter numpty! I promise you all that when I teach I am definitely more "switched on" and not as dis-organised as this . . . !

OK here is now 2 posts squished into one . . .

Inspirational Card Sketches

Another great sketch from Dawn and I had great fun playing with some printed paper scraps I found whilst tidying up this week. A little over stamping and a few embellishments and my card is finished. I actually love the aged look to this card with minimal effort!

Fab'n'Funky Challenges

This weeks challenge is called "metal mania" and you can use anything metal/metallic on your project. I have used a large gold metal paper clap and some gold bradlets.

I have used the new 2S4U sketch as my inspiration for this card which is for a work colleague who has recently had a little girl. I couldn't put the baby's name on the card because they have yet to agree on an a name !

The image is from Di's Digi Designs who is this weeks sponsor on Fab'n'Funky. I love this cute baby and it is so quick and easy to colour.

I am also entering my card into the following challenges:

2S4U - sketch used for my card
Passion for Promarkers - theme this weeks is "Strawberries and Cream"
Little Red Wagon - to use brads . . . well mine are bradlets so I hope that counts!

Well gonna now dash and catch up with me blogging. Take care,


Friday, 7 May 2010


I've finally got my computer back and in full working order ! It has been hard trying to snaffle PC time from family and friends as you feel that you are over stepping their generosity if you then sit on THEIR PC for ever and a day! I have not been able to print off a digi images or use any of my down loadable paper sets or alternatively any of my CDs. However, this time has made me realise how much I do enjoy rubber stamping and I have had a good play with my "rubbah!"

Well I have 3 cards to share with you all for each of my DT positions and apologies to everyone for being so late posting them. It's OK me saying I've got my PC back but what has taken the time getting on here is all updates I have had to install . . . eek!

1st card: Inspirational Card Sketches

Dawn gave us all a sketch and then a colour combo. We were also allowed to chose a digi image from this weeks sponsor "Some Odd Girl". I found it hard to use all the colours in my card (from colour combo) as I already had a pre-arranged idea (in my head!) of the card I wanted to make . . . sorry Dawn . . .

I used the "pig flying" digi image which I printed onto several "dotty" papers. Doodled some clouds and a sentiment . . . and this card came together very quickly.

I am also entering my card in to the following challenges:

Simon Says - "Happy Birthday"
DU2DS - theme is "anything goes" this week
Digital Tuesday - theme is "A Toast to You". Our projects are to feature food (my pig!!) or drink !
Allsorts - would like us to use an animal

2nd card: "Fab 'n' Funky" challenges

"Fab 'n' Funky" are sponsored again by Elizabeth from Softpencil this week and I chose to work with the cute mermaid digi image for my card. I have also used the great sketch from the Just Us Girls Challenge blog.

The theme over at "Fab 'n' Funky" is to "show us your fancy edges!" so I used my new Martha Stewart punch (cheers Nikky), my scalloped punch and finally some tearing for all my "edges".

I am also entering my card into the following challenges:

Simon Says - "Happy Birthday"
DU2DS - theme is "anything goes" this week

3rd card: Polka Doodles

The theme this week over at Polka Doodles towers is "Summer Blossom" and because I have had no PC, I chose to use the fabby "Daisy Doodles" stamp set to create my card.

The card was finished with some chiffon ribbon, a few gems and a smigen of Liquid Pearls.

Right . . .have got to dash as I now need to print off reams of my school stuff which I couldn't access either and I am now way behind on my art planning and my weekend is also busy . . . not going to stress, not going to stress . . . !

Hope to catch up with everyone on Sunday as I am off to Warwick tomorrow on the start of the University visiting season !


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