Saturday, 24 May 2008


Just to let you all know that if you don't see any posts between now and the 3rd or 4th of June it's not because I'm MIA, it's because I'm MII! I was going to do some posts before we left but time has gotten the better of me. We're doing a Seven Cities Tour of Italy so I'm sure to have plenty of Photo's when we get back for Scrapping.
Hope you all have a fab long weekend, I know I will!!

Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Paper Take Weekly - Katharina's Sketch #3

Another one of Katerina's sketches and it's a great sketch too (or should that be three?). I've got loads of Glitter card and decided this was just what this card needed, and they match the backing papers so well. Any gueses as to who's it is?
Sorry guy's but I'm so predictable at the moment when it comes to my Backing papers. Once again it's a Kay Miller Design kit, this time I used the Live For The Joy Kit. The other papers are so scrummy, it's really hard deciding which ones to use! The image is from the Pandura Girls set, which was coloured with Brush Pens.

CPS #65

Here's my card for the sketch. I managed to find some Tim Holtz Distressed Ink Pads for half the normal price so I bought as many colours as they had in stock (18 in total) if they had more I would have got them too. I've only just started playing with them and I'm making a few mistakes here and there but enjoying it none the less.
I've again used a Kay Miller Design Kit, this time the Light of My Life Kit. I only used one backing paper. I distress inked the White card stock for the panels. The paper and card has been mounted onto Gold Mirri Card. The sentiments are Hero Arts Clear Stamps.

Monday, 19 May 2008

Stamps, Papers, Scissors - Blog Candy!!

Michelleo has some super 5000 Mark Blog Candy! to give away. This is what you need to do if you want a chance to win (I know I do!!).
So what do you need to do to get these goodies... help me get over the mark. Link my blog and the candy to your blog, and then post a comment here and let me know so I can visit you too!
Good luck everyone!

Sunday, 18 May 2008

Heidi's Blog Candy Giveaway!!!

Heidi over at Papir Verden is giving away some blog candy! As we've all seen lately the Hanglar Stamps are just adorable but difficult to get hold of. I'm thinking of having a Holiday in Sweden or Belgium pretty soon, that's how much I would love some of those stamps! So if you're interested go and take a look!

Saturday, 17 May 2008

Wendy's Sketch Challenge #10

Here's my card for wendy's Sketch. I should have Ironed my ribbon before I put it on the card! Sorry about the flash. I'm going to retake some of today's photo's in the morning, I had to take them all at an angle because of the Mirri Card.

The Floral paper is from Kay Millers Midnight in the Garden and the Purple Background paper is from the Wings kit. Sentiment is a Hero Arts Clear Design Stamp.

Stamp Something #2 - Thank You

This card originally started as the card for DCM's Animalia challenge, the reason why will be quite clear when I tell you the name of the Kit I used. Noah's Ark, but I got a bit stuck at the Image part. I couldn't quite get it right with the Image I had choosen so I looked around and saw my Pandura Images that I had stamped last week and thought that would be perfect. Needless to say once the Image was done it wasn't appropriate for the "Aniamal Theme". So I added a Thank You and here it is.

The kit is Noah's Ark Fat Quarter Bundle available from Nitwits Collections.

DCM Animalia

DMC this week is all about Aminals. Mel set the Dare and here is what she said. I've based my dare on the book by Graeme Base called 'Animalia' (just because that book happened to be sitting near my desk when I realised it was my turn for the dare this week).

The Image and Papers are all from Kay Millers Little Boy Joy kit. Once again they've been mounted onto Silver Mirri Card.

Sketch This #50

I decided to try the Lay Out Sketch for making a card, I'm pretty happy with the result and of course I got to use more Kay Miller Designs!

This time I used Kay's Enchanted Kit, mounted on Silver Mirri Card. The Flower border is from the kit and the stamps used are Clear Stamps. I added two Flower Brads and some Sticky Ribbon Flowers.

Two for One

I suprised myself and managed to do loads today! So here's the 1st of 5 posts. I did this challenge using My Paper Worlds Card Sketch. Papertakes Challenge this week is Lilac and Lime, I think these colours are brilliant together! This weeks challenge is another colour combination! Luscious Lime and Lilac - or any shades of green and purple! The challenge this week is sponsored by Katty at SkattyKats.
The Papers are from Kay Millers Midnight in the Garden Kit, I mounted them onto Silver Mirri Card. Magnolia stamp coloured with Brush Pens, I added a chipboard tag and some ribbon with a Star Brad.

Monday, 12 May 2008

Kay Miller Card

I just had to do another card this time using Kay Millers Simple Pleasures Kit. Unfortunately my photography skills do not do these papers any justice!

The Image is another of the Pandura Girls stamps, watercoloured with chalk inks. The sentiment is from one of my Hero Arts Clear Design stamp sets.

Sunday, 11 May 2008

New Blog Layout - Same but Different!

I decided I needed a change so I started playing around with my Blog layout today. I managed to do exactly what I wanted but in the process lost all my Sidebar Links. So that's all I've been doing today, playing and fixing. It'll have to be a "Work In Progress" as there's loads I still need to add back.
If you don't see your Link on my page and it was there previously, please either leave me a comment or e-mail me you details, I really would like to have all my old links back but can't remember them all off the top of my head.
Well the effort was worth it I think as I really like my new Layout and I hope you guy's like it too!

Saturday, 10 May 2008

Wendy`s Sketch Challenge 9

Here's my Card for Wendy's Sketch. I've used some more of Kay Millers Amazing Papers!!!! These come from the "Wings" Kit, which is available from Kay Miller Designs. I've layered onto Silver Mirri Card and the torn strip is Vellum that I printed one of the papers onto. The image is from Panduro Girls Collection which I coloured using Twinkling H2O's.

You can expect to see alot more of Kay's papers as I've got loads of kits to get through, it's just deciding which one first.

Arty Girlz Challenge #33

This weeks Arty Girlz Challenge is '3D'. I've made this very Simple card, which does look much better in person as the decoupage can be clearly seen. I used a Red Hot Bed Image which is from Michelle Marsden's, Crafters Essentials Volume 2 CD. There are some gorgeous images on the CD and it was really hard to decide which one to use.

I've layered the image onto some Silver Mirri Card and then onto Turquoise card, inked the card edges and used a Chipboard Sentiment.

View of Layers

Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Stamp Something this Friday.

There's a NEW! challenge blog starting this Friday called Stamp Something, click on the link and go and have a look!

Tuesday, 6 May 2008

sketch this: 48

Another excuse to use my Kay Miller Designs. I really enjoyed doing this sketch, so much so that I'm going to be doing a LO aswell. Watch This Space!!


The papers are from the All Organic kit by Kay Miller Designs, the stamp is Gossamer by Penny Black, which I watercoloured with Derwent Aqua Tone Pencils and the Sentiment is a Hero Arts Clear Design Stamp. I used brown velvet ribbon and a wooden Butterfly Button from my Bit Box.

My Paper World Sketch #9

I've been playing around with Photoshop and very gradually I'm starting to learn how to use it. I managed to recreate Nicola's Sketch as a Template, use my digital kit and this is the result.

I then created the Hybrid version, which due to my amazing photographic skills (haha) has come out darker than the Digital one.


I've only just discovered Kay Miller Designs and will certainly be using alot of her kits, they are super fab!!! If you think these papers and images are adorable just wait till you see what else she has. The Kit I used for this card is Little Boy Joy. i went over the letters of the Sentiment with my Sakura Clear Gel pen (not that you can see it in the photo), the stars have been Crystal Lacquered along with the puppies collar and nose.