Monday, 27 September 2010

Cards for Men Challenge 20

Hi all
I have had a really good weekend, Viv, and Pam have been here since Thurs... lots of chat, lots of laughs, and a little retail therapy at Ally Pally.. disapointing though. Its classed as the biggest stamp show in England... (NOT) Newbury stamp show is much bigger and lots more exhibits... even Farnborough is as big. Not a lot of bargains either. Lots of people though. but it was a trip out, but I wouldnt go again.

Cards for Men Challenge theme is autumn.. and our sponsor for this challenge is.

Crafts and me

They have lots of lovely stamps so make sure you pay them a visit.

The Prize

Cards for Men Challenge card

I cannot take all the credit for this card, as it was really designed by Viv I just coloured it in and assembled it. It is a take on a card she made at Monks Den.
The stamped image is from Papermania, and Ive coloured parts of him in promarkers, and stamped him again on patterned paper. its a great stamp with lots of possiblities. the grass and the fence were punched out using Martha Steward punches, and the little leaves are large birch leaf by Leone Em. Cardstock from stash.
If you need any inspiration for Autumn cards, check out the rest of the design team as they are a real talented bunch.


Monday, 13 September 2010

Cards for Men Challenge 19

Hi all

Another Monday already, This challenge is all about Transport, and our sponsor for this challenge is Peachy keen stamps

The prize up for grabs is a wonderful set of stamps, specially chosen for us by Peach Keen, to go with our theme. Take a look at these,

Peachy Keen Stamps is a family owned and operated leading clear stamp manufacturer based out of Northeast Wisconsin. Our stamps are made with the highest quality polymer on the market today, giving them their unique peach tint. The whimsical images designed by Kathy Jakopovich coupled with their durability make them a favorite amongst scrapbookers, card makers, and artists alike. These stamps are sold exclusively online at and at independent stamp and scrapbook stores worldwide. Please visit our website for a complete list of retail locations.

My Challenge Card

For this challenge I have used Lilli of the Valley stamps, coloured with Promarkers dps are from Papermania, card candy from Card Craft Plus.

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Peachy Keen Challenge

Hi all

Peachykeen stamp challenge

Ive had this stamp for ages, and I have finally got around to using it again.
Peachy Keen stamp challenge is a sketch and colour theme, Melon, Daffodil and Colbalt blue.. just the colour for this adorable little bird. I just love him.

Ive coloured him with Promarkers
dp Kaban
Martha Stewart, and Nellie Snellen Punches
Ribbon, cardstock and buttons from stash


Sunday, 5 September 2010

Lili of the valley challenge

Hi all

Well the weekend is nearly over, but at least its been a nice one, Im looking after 3 kittens for the next 10 days as my Daughter and the boys are on holiday.
I let them out in the garden for half an hour, then took me over an hour to get them back in. They can go out one at a time tomorrow (lol) At only 12 weeks old they cant be left out over night.
And I thought it would be easier than looking after the boys!

As I now have quite a few of these gorgeous stamps, I thought Id have a go at the challenges, Plus I needed a Thinking of you card.

Lili of the valley stamp Born to Shop. Coloured with Promarkers
dp, ribbon and diamante from stash
Nellie Snellen dies and punches


Friday, 3 September 2010

Promarker Challenge 67

Hi all

I cant wait to get back to normal, 3 of the boys will be back at school next week, the other two are on hol's from tomorrow. Peace n quiet (bliss) Billy who's eight thinks everyone is deaf! or maybe its what eight year olds do (lol) and Ive actually managed to make a couple of cards this week.

Promarker challenge 67

Both images from here
coloured with Promarkers
Dp from stash
Martha Stewart punch, Nestabilies, and Nellie Snellen dies
Sentiment from Lilli of the Valley