Thursday, 30 July 2009

Sketch Saturday Challenge #61

The sketch...

And my card...

Eleanor's Flowerpot Card

I saw my little bridesmaid Eleanor (well, she's not so little at age 13 now) on Sunday and I took all the bits with me for her to make a flowerpot card, and didn't she do well!

and here she is with her little brother Samuel, showing off her hard work!

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Friday Sketchers meets Stamp With Us

This week's Friday Sketchers sketch...
And my take on it which also incorporates this week's Stamp With Us recipe challenge
2 patterned papers
1 ribbon
1 piece of hardware

Monday, 27 July 2009

Sweet Sketch Wednesday meets Charisma Cardz meets Cute Card Thursday

The sketch by Sweet Sketch Wednesday...

and my layout which contains a tag (Charisma Cardz' challenge this week is 'Tag It') and some eyelets (Cute Card Thursday's challenge this week is 'Eye Eye')

Close up of some of the pretty bits!

Sunday, 26 July 2009

CCEE Stampers Summer Challenge

This week's CCEE Stampers challenge was to make a summery card...

arty farty angle...

Recipe: (all SU)
Bold Brights card stock (real red, yoyo yellow, tempting turquoise)
Real Red patterns pack (hostess set)
Cheers to You stamp set
Cheers Stampin Around wheel
Bold Brights Stampin' Write
Circle punches (1 1/4 & 1 3/8), scallop circle
Real Red ribbon

Monday, 20 July 2009

A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge 60

A sketch by Debbie...

and a layout by Niki...

Sunday, 19 July 2009

Papertake Weekly Challenge meets CCEE Stampers

I've taken the Papertake Weekly sketch and put it with CCEE Stampers' theme which is 'footprints' this week. My good friend Sarah has just announced that she is 13 weeks pregnant which is excellent news as she was told she would never conceive naturally. Lots of excitment, naturally, and she even knows that she's having a baby boy.

(Thought I'd have a go at the arty farty angle!)

I also made her a 'pregnancy survival kit' which consisted of:

Tissues (for tears)
Sweets (for energy)
Chocolates (for treats)
A teddy (for cuddles)
Socks (for snuggles)
Lavendar bath salts and candles (for relaxing)
Rennie (for, well it's obvious really!)
DeCaf tea bags (for brewing)
A door hanger (saying 'Tonight' and 'Not Tonight')
A bottle of wine (for February - after the baby's born)

She loved it!

I got the template for the box from an In Love with Stamping tutorial by Jo Dumbleton which I adapted to make bigger

Mojo Monday meets Sketch Saturday

I have made this door hanger for a friend and I included it as part of a larger (handmade) present - see next post for further details!

2 Sketches 4 You

Laura's Sketch 30 on 2 Sketches 4 You meets a new technique I learned on the Stamp With Us online class on Friday - vellum stained glass

Monday, 13 July 2009

Sketch Saturday

For this week's Sketch Saturday challenge I decided to carry on with my scrapbooking campaign (I am scrapping random photos at the moment to decorate my craft room with) and choose a picture of me and my bestest friend (and Maid of Honour) on her 21st birthday which was a good few years ago now. We dressed up and went into town - she was dressed as Queen Elizabeth and I was Snow White - what a night!

The Sketch...

And my page...

Sunday, 12 July 2009

This time last year...

Ben proposed! The wedding is now a year away but the plans are coming on nicely. What better way to celebrate the event that by doing a scrapbook page showing how happy we were that evening...

Given that this photo captures my favourite thing in the world I thought it would be the perfect project for this week's Papertake Weekly Challenge 'My Favourite Things'.

What I made a Siobhan's Tart & Tangy Class

Five cards and a box to keep them all in. A great way to spend a rainy Saturday morning...

Making a jar pretty...

Inspired by some of the things in the Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalogue I thought I'd have a go at making an old jar pretty. I think it worked and I recently gave it to a friend for her birthday. What do you think?

Sunday, 5 July 2009

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Summer Challenge are a couple of scrapbook pages, both courtesy of Craft Art UK's monthly kit club which I have only just joined. The first one is perfect for A Spoon Full of Sugar's 'Summer' challenge.

Plain Papers: Orange Bazzill Bling, White Bazzill, Dragonfly Bazzill
Patterned Papers: Piggy Tails Cinderella Prince & Cinderella Godmother
Lettering: Cricut, George & Basic Shapes Cartridge

Papers: Wild Asparagus: Stripe/Yellow, Floral/Coral & Stripe/Red
Black Bazzill Bracket
Ribbon: Heidi Swapp Cinnamon
Sentiment: Cosmo Cricket
SU Punches: 5 Petal Flower, Round Tab
Lettering: Cricut George & Basic Shapes Cartridge

I've had a go at a couple of 3D projects...

Both are courtesy of the Stamp With Us online classes which took place a couple of months ago. I'm going to have to get around to signing up for the next lot soon...

This one is the 'Love Notes Tote'

And this one is the 'Fresh Cuts' box

What I made at Siobhan's 'For Father' class...

It was a great class and I'm looking forward to the 'Tart & Tangy' one next week