Thursday, 18 December 2008

DutchDare, use a charm

This is this weeks challenge for DutchDare challenge to use a charm. I made this card for my mums birthday and hopefully she wont see this post as she is on holiday at the moment. I was really pleased with how it turned out stamping the chair on paper so it looks like fabric. The chair stamp is actually my mums but I am going to have to buy it its so nice.

Food and Drink Challenge

This was last weeks dutch dare design team card, I'm just a bit slow in adding it to my blog. This is actually a really little card about 4x4". This was the first time I used the Cuddly Buddly image and I really enjoyed colouring it. This was my last Christmas card that I made and they are now all written and posted.

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Dutch Dare Scalloped Edge

This is my newest card for Dutch dare design team. The theme this week is to have a scalloped edge somewhere on your card. You have to look really close because the only scalloped cutter I have is really small. I am really happy with this card its so Christmasy

Put a hole in your card

I have been such a bad blogger recently, I have just been so busy at work. This is my card I created for Dutch dare design team last week when the theme was have a hole in your card. Its a card that I made for a young person at my work who got accepted to her college course hope she liked it.

Friday, 14 November 2008

Dutch-Dare, no funstamps.

This was a really difficult challenge for me. We were not allowed to use any fun stamps only sentiments, i think i compensated by using so much pink and bling lol. I made a focus point by stamping lots of small sentiments to create a bigger centerpiece.

Friday, 7 November 2008

Dutch Dare Design Team Idea

This is my first shot at design team for Dutch Dare. The challenge was "anything but a card". I made this chocolate card for Daniel over at craftyc blog as it was his birthday today. The idea was inspired by my mum who has already made a chocolate cover. I think there are great idea as it combines a card and a pressie all in one.

Friday, 31 October 2008

Happy Halloween

I'm so excited about Halloween i was up until 2am this morning finishing my Halloween treats for a party I'm going to tonight. I made apples covered in green chocolate, green slime cup cakes with Halloween sweets.

This is my little spider cup cakes, with a marzipan spider and strawberry lace web, i got a bit carried away with the spider and had to make the rest a bit smaller lol
Have a great Halloween
Steph xx

Thursday, 23 October 2008

Friday Sketchers Card

This is my entery for Frinday Sketch this week. I was full of good intentions to make loads of cards on my day off but saddly the night shift had copme round to quick. I will have to wait till the weekend now.

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Think pink, squish a boob, save a life

Bunny Zoe has the most amazing blogg candy up for grabs in aid of a deserving cause. She has created the most beautifull card to raise awarness for Breast Cancer. Stop by her blog and check it out, you can enter her compitiotion by simply posting a cute pengin sign and by adding a post to help her spread the word. Please also take a look at the Breast Cancer Awarness Website

Monday, 20 October 2008

Thanks for the award xx

Im so luck to have received this award, especially as the giver had so many other blog friends to choose from. It was the lovely Lesley who gave it check her page out from my links. I have got to pass this on to 6 other bloggers and iv picked: my mum Karen as a get well present, Michelle, Kitty, Dawny P, Sharron and alison

Stamp something challenge

This is the latest addition to my Christmas card's collection. I'm really pleased with this one and am really happy with the new stamp. I was mystified at how quickly I received it as I ordered it at the glitter pot and received it the next day fabulous shipping speed. I also really like the ribbon which is from Poppi Crafts and if you haven't already you must check out their Christmas ribbons. The card is following the sketch given this week at the stamp something challenge.

Cute card Thursday card

This is my entry this week for Cute Card Thursday. The challenge is to create a card with an autumnal theme and since Halloween is in Autum I hope this card meets the criteria. I have made this card for Nicola my partner's sister who is throwing what will be the best ever Halloween party in a few weeks. I'm so excited as she loves Halloween more that Christmas. You can never beat dressing up at Halloween (I'm such a big kid). I love this image which is from Spiral Whispers and the papers are downloads from Nitwits. I got the ribbons from Poppy crafts who I love as they are so cheep to just buy by the meter that you can afford to splash out on ribbon for any occasion.

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Dutch-Dare Challenge Card

This weeks challenge was a CHRISTMAS CARD. I'm really now running the risk of counting down the days till Christmas I'm so excited and making all these Christmas cards is not helping lol. The Christmas fever will soon catch on I'm sure. The image is a sugar nellie and the papers are DCWV.

Sunday, 12 October 2008

My time to craft challenge

I was so happy to see that this challenge was teddy's as I had just coloured in all these lovely teddy's. My mum was down seeing me this weekend and I was lucky enough to get to stamp a few of these images. I spent a while playing around with the pro-markers but think I have found the right combination of colours.

Saturday, 4 October 2008

My time to craft entery

This is my entry for my time to craft and the theme is trees and leaves and my lovely new stamp from Spiral Whispers is sitting on a log (lucky). I love this card as its got lots of bling and is my favourite colour. I have also used this card as an example for the silly monkey DT call.

Friday, 3 October 2008

Cute card Thursday

This is my entry for Cute card Thursday this week which is Christmas animals. I have also used this card as one of my favourites to show the silly monkey design teem who are looking for a new TM. The stamp is a lovely new one from High Hopes.

Thursday, 25 September 2008

Silly Monkey DT call

This is my entry for the Silly Monkey design team call. I had to make a card for a girl at my work so used the opportunity to put together an entry. I'm in love with this stamp and the papers are new ones from sweet shoppe which are such great colours.

This was the sketch that had to followed. I have added a lot of embellishments but the basic elements are as the sketch. The entry have to be in by 5pm on Friday 26th September along with a list of information about yourself.

I used pro-markers to colour the image in which are so addictive to use and added some sickles to make the fairy sparkle. Iv also added a bit of bling with a cute charm.

Thursday, 18 September 2008

Cute Card Thursday

I made this card as a thank you card for my Auntie after my birthday. It fits in with Cute Card Thursday as It has strawberries on the paper and also a strawberry charm. A shout out to my mum who gave me the papers.

Sunday, 7 September 2008

Cute card Thursday

Its been ages since i made a card as i have been on my holidays, sucks being back to crap weather! Anyway this is a card that i made for a work college who has just had a baby girl (lily). The challenge this week is lots of pink which is handy as that the colour scheme fo the card. The papers are nitwitz and the border stamp is high hopes which i was glad to get the chance top use.

Saturday, 16 August 2008

Funky Fairies Challenge

I have used Funky Fairies papers for this weeks challenge which is celebration. This is also the first time that I have used my new spiral whispers stamp which I love. Hope you like it, its maximum sparkle which sums me up.

Saturday, 9 August 2008

How Girly are you?

I didn't really need to do the quiz but its nice to have it confirmed lol

You Are 100% Girly

When the term "girly girl" was invented, they were thinking of someone like you.

You're a feminine and sweet and very high maintenance. But you're worth it!

Thursday, 7 August 2008

Friday sketch challenge

I really enjoy the sketch challenge it makes it so much quicker having a guide to follow. I'm really pleased wit how this one turned out I think the colours are really nice together. The papers are downloads from Nitwits I think but they could be Sweet shoppe and the ribbon is a new one I received from S.e.i

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Cute card Thursday & Stamp something Friday

This is the first card I have used my pro markers for and I love them. The papers are downlode's from nitwits and the flowers are from Sarah's cards.

Saturday, 2 August 2008

New Job!

This is my latest card i made for my boyfriends sister. She has just got a new job as a Theater surgery nurse so the high hopes image was quite fitting. It was good getting back into the crafting swing of things as i have been so busy at work. My mum has really got the hang of her new pro markers and on her recommendation i have bought some, i am now converted and love them so all my future cards will no doubt be sporting the new colouring medium.

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Rainbow lady challenge card

This is my first card i have entered in this challenge so i hope it meets the criteria, its got a bit more colours on the image but the background is all purple.

Cute card Thursday challenge

I made this card for my boyfriends sister's birthday and it was luck that it fitteded into a challenge this week.

Sunday, 13 July 2008

Papertake weekly challenge

I love how this card turned out I really like the colours together. This challenge was really fun and it gave me a chance to use my new nestabilities and yet another new High Hopes stamp.

Thursday, 10 July 2008

Steph's (another steph) blog candy

Steph is giving away some amazing blog candy (aren't the images fantastic) to be in with a chance visit her page its all about me

Friday sketch challenge

This is another of my new High Hopes stamps which I love. This card was really fun to make as the background was so simple and quick (it gave me more time to embellish lol). This is the first one that i have tyred stitching on the paper and it was really easy will certainly be trying again.

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Cute card Thursday challenge

Thank You High Hopes

I think High Hopes stamping company is the best service i have ever had. I ordered about six stamps from there site in Canada and have just received them. They were brilliantly priced and i got lots of freebe stamps thank you so much xx

Monday, 30 June 2008

Emma's blog candy

is giving away a great blog candy prize of a £10 voucher for poppicrafts kindly donated by Michelle of Poppicrafys. check it out for a chance to win.

The Chocolate Oracle (i've pinched this of Emma's blog)

What Your Taste in Chocolate Says About You

You are unique, creative, and fascinating.

You don't do what's expected of you.

You go for what's unknown and uncharted.

You are confident and strong.

You know what you want, and you're willing to wait for it.

While you do eventually get what you want, people consider you materialistic.

You love to be in love. You crave romance, whether you're single or not.

You feel lost when you don't feel passion... you need someone to adore.

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Iv been tagged

I have been tagged by my mum Karen.
and here is my answers to the questions.

What was happening ten years ago
I'm struggling to remember this i would have just finished first year at secondary school (I think) so i would have been getting ready for the summer holidays.

Name 5 things I will be doing today
1: Meeting my best friend for lunch.
2: Shopping for a graduation outfit.
3: Going to the sunbeds.
4: Making a new headed for my blog.
5: Play Mario cart wii with Dave (my other half) I will beat him this time!

Snacks I enjoy
I love, love, love chocolate and cheese on biscuits but am not having any till after my holidays because I'm on slim fast.

Things I would do if I was a millionaire
Have a fairy tail wedding with an extra ceremony at Disney world.
Open a pet rescue and re homing centre.
Open a weekend Craft hotel with my mum.
Buy a executive flat in town, a country home and a house with a boat mooring in America.
Buy my boyfriend a formula one team to race for and a home in Monaco.

Places I have Lived

was born in Wegburgh in Germany, then moved to Aberdeen for 7 years, Elgin, then back to Aberdeen for university and now working in Aberdeen.

Monday, 23 June 2008

Arty girlz challenge "hint of pink"

This was a late one getting it finished was still at it after midnight lol.

Sunday, 22 June 2008

My time to craft challenge "buttons and buckles"

This card was really fun to make. I was lucky that i found a paper that matched the ribbon buckle exactly. I didn't have any nice buttons so i added a rub on flowers to plain white one's which worked well. This is my newest magnolia stamp I'm definitely addicted to them.

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Papertake weekly challenge Hot Hot Hot

This card was a bit of a shock to the system not using pastels lol

Cute Card Thursday- Challenge 14

This is the first card I have made using my new Laura Ashley papers. I also tried out my new Derwent Inktense pencils which are great for adding deeper shading.

The three types of Embellishment's I have used are... Laura Ashley Ribbon, Flower & Brads.

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Tilda & co challenge Serendipity

This card took ages! having to rip up and stick down all the bits of paper, i wont be do another in a hurry lol

Thursday, 12 June 2008

Tilda & co Sunday Challenge

This is the card i made for the Tilda & co challenge. The requirement was it had to have swirls which i used my cuttlebug embosslet for.

Monday, 9 June 2008

Love my new Sizzix BigKick

I have been having fun with my new Sizzix machine which my mum bought me.

Monday, 2 June 2008

Sitting Tilda

I love this image cant wait for my new Tilda stamp to arrive

My cats

These are my babies Lilly and Orchid, Lilly is the picture of a kitten (she is grown up now but i love this picture)

Saturday, 31 May 2008

Still love Pink Cats

These images are still my fav to use and i think they work really well with black papers or embellishments.