Sunday, 26 October 2008

Bella & the Sketch Saturday Challenge

Bella taking a break after a long card making session! Not much card making goes on when Bella decides she wants to play in my craft room- most of my stuff ends up on the floor, on the landing, downstairs, in the lounge.....

There is a great sketch over at Sketch Saturday this week. Here is my card for the challenge- another Halloween one I'm afraid, as I had to play with my new Magnolia stamps! Hope you like it..
I used:Magnolia Stamps- Tilda with Spider stamp; Tildas Cat; Halloween Treat Bag.
I also used Shortkutz Halloween die; glittered brads; Doodlebug paper frills; ribbon; Bo bunny paper; Bazzill card

Here is another card I have made at the same time as doing some of the challenges. There are so many Challenge Blogs that it is difficult to find enough time to sit and play! This one is using the Magnolia stamps again, with Stampendous- Itsy Bitsy stamp that I had, Bo Bunny paper, Bazzill card & Cuttlebug Pumpkin embossing folder. 
Hope you like them..
Teresa x

Saturday, 25 October 2008

Friday Sketchers Challenge

Here's my card for the Friday Sketchers challenge. The prize this week is a Mini Scor-it board & case.I used a Halloween theme again because I love this stamp! I also had a play with my Cricut machine, which has been sitting idly on my work top for ages.(Thanks to Susie Sunshine for the inspiration!). I have used Stickles on the spiders web, but you can't see it too well in the picture. Hope you like it..

Teresa x

I used: Bo Bunny paper; Bazzill Bling card; Cuttlebug Pumpkin embossing sleeve; Cricut- Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge; Penny Black-Kitty witch stamp; Magnolia Tilda with Spider stamp; rub-ons; glitter brads; Stickles; water colour pencils & Yasutomo shimmering water colour paints.

Friday, 24 October 2008

Halloween Challenge

They have a cute little stamp for grabs over at A Spoonful of Sugar on their challenge this week. It is called "First Ride" from High Hopes stamps.
Here is my card for the challenge. I love this Penny Black stamp & just had to have it as it reminded me of my mischievous kitty! I have kept it quite simple- well for me anyway!
Hope you like it..

Teresa x

I have used: Bo Bunny paper; Bazzill card; Cuttlebug Pumpkin embossing sleeve; Penny Black- Kitty Witch; Magnolia spider (from Tilda with Spider); Shortkutz Halloween die; buttons; faux leather cord; brads; Stickles; gelly roll pens & EK Success fibres

Monday, 20 October 2008

Friday Sketchers Challenge

There is a lovely challenge sketch by Heidi over at the Friday Sketchers Challenge this week. The blog candy up for grabs is 2 Rachelle Miller stamps.
Here is my attempt at the sketch, and yes, I have used my little penguin stamp -( I love him to bits!) & green again! Hope you like...

I have used: Bazzill card; Making Memories Snowflakes FaLaLa paper; Prima poinsettia's; Doodlebug sugar coated brads;peel off sentiments; adhesive lace & Whipper Snapper- Warm Penguin stamp 

Teresa x

Sunday, 19 October 2008

Stamp Something Challenge No.33

There is a lovely Whiff of Joy stamp up for grabs over at Stamp Something Challenge this week. The super sketch for the challenge is by Katharina. I have had this stamp for a while & not done anything with it, but now may use it more. I thought it needed some bling to make it stand out a bit more. I hope you like it.

For this card I used: Denami Design stamp; Momenta Christmas party- Icicle paper; Tombow 452 pen ; gems; Bazzill card; ric rac & velvet ric rac; sentiment form local craft shop.

Teresa x

Saturday, 18 October 2008

Blue and White....

Heres my card for the third secret crafter saturday challenge. The theme is blue & white with a touch of snowflake- hope you like my take on this. I had these Craftwork cards toppers for a while & thought I would use them, and then the challenge fitted in nicely to the card theme!
Sorry about the poor picture quality,but you can get an idea of the card.(my husband always says I am hopeless at taking photos!!)

I used : Bo Bunny-Holiday Cheer Frost paper;Craftwork cards topper; silver mirror card; buttons,adhesive lace ribbon & sentiment- from local craft shop; gems. 

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Stamp Something Challenge

The challenge over at stamp something this week is to stamp something for a friend. I thought I would enter this canvas scrap picture that I did for a friend after our Easter holiday skiing this year. This was my first attempt at doing one of these, after the ones I had seen over at craftsulove. I know I have not just done it, but thought I would enter it anyway as it makes a change from a card. Hope you like it, might have a go at some more...

She is such a cutie, I couldn't stop taking pictures of her. Everyone at the resort fell in love with her!!

I used acrylic paints; quickutz dies;K & Co Wild Saffron papers & accents; bazzill card; rub-ons.
Teresa x

Saturday, 11 October 2008

The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge No. 2

Here's my attempt at this weeks the secret crafter saturday challenge. I'm afraid its using greens again, but I'm loving all the green themed papers that are out at the moment!

Teresa x

I used : Whipper Snapper- Warm Penguin stamp; My Minds Eye- Snowed in Trees paper; bazzill card; rub on sentiment; velvet ribbon; A Rhonna Christmas buttons; stickles; gelly roll glitter pens; snowflake punch & gems.

Friday, 10 October 2008

Friday Sketchers 23 Challenge

Heres my offering for this weeks Friday Sketchers challenge. Hope I get it in before it's too late! ( Sorry for the poor picture quality).

I used: Magnolia stamps, bazzill card, Christmas Party-Twinkle Twinkle paper from ATD, Making Memories -Snowflake FaLaLa paper, Francoise Reed sentiment, bubble rope ribbon( from  craftsulove), Stickles & gems.

Pick Up a Penguin

I picked this up from crafting up a storm. Please do your bit, pick up a penguin and pass him on.

"Squish a Boob, save a Life"

Teresa x


Thursday, 9 October 2008

Triangle Trifold Card

This was my first attempt at one of the projects over at split coasters. It took me a while to work it out, but I got there & was quite pleased with the end result.

I used bazzill card, paper from my stash, Magnolia stamps, organza ribbon, buttons & clear stamps sentiment.

Teresa x

A New Challenge

I thought I would have another go at a blog challenge, after the nice comments I received for my first attempt. The following is for the spoonful of sugar challenge of a card using pink & green. I hope I'm not too late to enter. Hope you like it.

I used Magnolia stamps, rub -on sentiment, doodlebug paper frills, doodlebug papers, assorted buttons & gems.

Teresa x

Monday, 6 October 2008

Bella's New Mode of Transport!

Yes you do need to carry me around everywhere- don't you know I have a poorly paw!

Been to the vets again this afternoon & at last they are happy that her paw is healing properly. Had to take her in last Friday to see how it was healing & if she could have her 2nd jabs, but they were not happy as it didn't seem to be getting better. We had to continue bathing her paw in salt water & giving her the antibiotics over the weekend, but thankfully it is much better. Mind you, you wouldn't think that there was anything wrong with her- she has been dashing around,jumping up & onto everything, and playfully biting & scratching us as though there was nothing the matter! Hope she grows more hair over her wound as she's going to have an odd looking paw!!

Teresa X

Sunday, 5 October 2008

Blue Poinsettia

I had it in my mind as we were making the card in Caz's class that I wanted to try a different colour scheme. When I got home I decided to recreate the card using blues instead of the traditional colours- I may try with purples as well!
What do you think- does it work?

Teresa x


Materials Used: Magolia stamps - Tilda, flower & chair. Clear stamp -Happy Birthday; organza ribbon, gems, bazzill card, paper flowers, Basic Grey paper- Blush collection; coloured with watercolour pencils; paper sticky border; Quickutz flower die.

Materials Used: Alota Stamps- Cowboy/cowgirl set. Prima flowers, rub on sentiment, Big Bite gromlets, ribbon from stash & Basic Grey papers-Blush set. Coloured with watercolour pencils.

Materials Used: Alota stamps, magnolia flower, Basic Grey papers - Gypsy, bazzill card;assorted buttons; watercolours & H2O's.

Card from Kim Fee's class with my twist! Materials used: Penny Black stamp; Sentiment- Hero Arts- Rudolf- A Gift For You; organza ribbon; paper from stash;  silver mount board & frosted lace Stickles.

Card from Stamping Caz class. Materials used: Bazzill card; clear stamp sentiment; American Crafts ribbon; Hero Arts Poinsettia stamp; Tombow pens.

Here are a few cards I have completed recently, either after attending a class at craftsulove or with some of my new stamps & embellishments,brought at many a shopping trip from the afore mentioned craft shop! Hope you like them.

Teresa x


Sorry the challenge blog address was posted incorrectly. It should be correct now the secret crafter challenge

The Secret Crafter Challenge

Materials Used: Snowflake paper from stash, sugar coated card for snowflakes, gems, Queen & Co felt fusion, Magnolia stamp -Rowdy Tilda, Frosted Lace Stickles on snowballs & background, Francoise Reed sentiment and blue card to mount images.

Materials Used: As above

I keep looking at these challenges on sites and think one day I will have a go- well today is the day!! I have had a go at the secret crafter challenge. Its the first one for this month and a new challenge is set each Saturday until the end of the month, when a winner is chosen. Think I have gotten that right- pop over to the blog site to check it out.
These are my attempts- hope you like them. I was originally going to enter the second card, but decided to enter the first one instead. Let me know what you think!

Teresa x 

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Oops Forgot

Forgot to mention that the cooks background paper was a download from Papercraft Inspirations, and also has toppers to match.

Teresa X

Leaving Card

This was the card I made for one of my collegues who left recently. I knew what I wanted to make and then luckily the Quickutz dies came out! Perfect timing or what!
I used the new cooks dies, the pizza die, cake die, chicken drumstick pirates shirt & Indians head dress for his kerchief. The ginham paper was from my stock.
Hope you like it.

Teresa x

Bella The Brave!

Poor baby, Bella had to have her wound cleaned out. The vet found a tiny flower seed head in there, which was why it was not healing! My brave little soldier is home now, none the worse for her ordeal. Got to take her back for a check up on Friday - will definately be getting pet insurance for her now! She's been running around as though nothing was wrong since she came home, although at the moment she's having a kitty nap.

Teresa x