Saturday, 28 April 2012

Fizzy Moon snoozes

Mornin all :)
What vile weather we've been having eh?
the wettest 'drought' ever ;D

It's time for another sketch saturday chalenge, this week we're sponsored by the fabulous The Craft Barn where you can spend a generous gift voucher if you are our lucky winner :)
Here's my card...

The image is by Fizzy Moon, and has been coloured with watercolour pencils.
I think this image is fabulous, it's perfect for my Dad who does actually nod off to sleep with a book or a newspaper in his hands lol.
The text and striped papers are are from my Kanban male backgrounds CD, I adjusted the contrast of the blue papers down a bit to get a darker shade.
The navy blue cardstock has been embossed with my argyle folder.
The birthday wishes sentiment is by SU, from their fun and fast notes set, 'Dad' is handwritten.

Thanks for stopping by today, have a fab weekend xx

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Martini Nikki

It's the weekend!
We have a new sponsor this week for our challenge at Sketch Saturday :)

and if you are our lucky winner you could be choosing two Nikki & Friends stamps to add to your collection :)
How fab is that?

so as I left it late in the day to make my DT card, I decided to get out my own 'Nikki' stamp to make this last minute card...

The stamp is 'Martini Nikki' and is one of those available from Pages of Memories, coloured with promarkers.
Papers are by First Edition (Bird Song)
Sentiment is from a SeeD mini clear stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by today, to see more card yumminess please go see what Maria and The Saturdays have made this week :)

Have a great weekend xx

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Emma's 22nd

My daughter will be 22 on the 23rd.
*sigh* I feel old.

Decided to make a stepper card for her this year,
and to keep the colour palette quite neutral, so I got out my bashful blue papers from Stampin Up.
The image is by Kenny K, coloured with promarkers
I stamped the letters to spell 'daughter' with memento ink and coloured them with my bluebell promarker, before carefully cutting them out. The number '22' was made using a template.
Hope Emma likes it.

Challenges entered:
ABC challenges - N for neutrals
Digital Tuesday - Birthdays
Crafty Creations - Flower power
Charisma Cardz - Fancy Folds
Card Crafters Circle - gentle pastel colours
Prairy Fairy Fridays - Anything goes
Sweet Stampin - Girly, but no pink
MMCS - celebration
Stamptacular Sunday - Freebie week

 Thanks for looking, enjoy the rest of your Sunday xx

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Armchair Bear

It's Saturday morning, and by now you know what that means...
A new Sketch Saturday challenge :)
and this weeks challenge is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp

My card this week...

The image is of course by Lili of the Valley and is called Armchair Bear.
It's a perfect Dad or Grandad image, don't you think?
I coloured it with my trusty promarkers.
The papers are from 2 stacks, MME Stella Rose - Gertie, and BG Basic Kraft.

The Saturdays and our fab guest designer for April, Maria Therese, have made a lovely collection of cards to inspire you this week, why don't you stop by the blog and take a look?

Thanks for looking, I hope you all have a fab weekend xx

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Paula's sketch

Good Morning :)
Saturday morning means a new sketch at Sketch Saturday and this week I get to play with a sketch that has been made by one of The Saturdays, and this week is the turn of the lovely Paula :)
This week we are sponsored by Tiddly Inks, and if you are our challenge winner this week, you could treat yourself to a $10 shopping spree in the Tiddly Inks store :)

I wanted to use a Tiddly Ink image this week, so treated myself to Wryn - Birthday Girl...

I coloured Wryn with promarkers, and doodled onto the gifts for a bit of added interest.
I sponged the background behind Wryn. The patterned papers are from my Kanban male backgrounds cd, except that I colourised the 2 designs in my paint program to make them pink.
The sentiment is handwritten, but the '21' is stamped from a SeeD's set, and I finished with Marianne swirls, punched flowers, pearlised mini plastic flowers and crystals.

For more delightful cards, please go see what the Saturdays have made this week, and we have a new guest designer, Maria Therese, who will be with us thoughout April :)

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet - Spring colours (pastels)
Prairie Fairy Fridays - Anything goes

Thanks for stopping by, have a great Easter weekend and bank holiday :)