Saturday, 29 November 2008

Dawny's Sketch no.3

There is a great sketch by Dawny over at Papertake Weekly Challenge Blog and there are some great DT cards as well for inspiration.
I'm afraid my colour schemes this year seem to be very much the same- blues,beige's & greens! I can't help it as there are so many beautiful papers in these colours out there at the minute.

Here is the card I have made for the challenge- using the other stamp I love at the moment!
I have used: Whipper Snappper stamp- Warm Penguin; Dove craft 6 x 6 papers- Winter Wonderland; Velvet ribbon from my stash; sugar coated Bazzill card & snowflake punch; Bazzill card; gems; Stickles; gelly roll Stardust pen; Woodware clear stamp sentiment.
Hope you like it.. Teresa x

Sketch Saturday -no 27

There is a great challenge sketch over at Sketch Saturday this week , with some great DT cards for inspiration. They have a lovely stamp up for grabs from Whiff of Joy, from their new Winter & Christmas collection.

 Here  is my card for the challenge - I'm using my Snowballing Tilda again as I love this stamp!
I have used: Magnolia Stamp; Dovecraft Winter Wonderland 6x6 pad; Bazzill card; gems; Stickles; EK Success snowflake punch; Clear stamp sentiment; thread from stash.

Hope you like it..
Teresa x

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Home and Broke.....!

Well, the holiday is over now- back to reality & the cold British weather!
Had a fabulous time in Orlando- weather warm, couple good hot days, frosty mornings & evenings-well it is November! Still managed to cram in a couple of Ghirardelli ice cream sundaes whilst wrapped up in fleecies & jeans! All the locals were going around in jeans,  jumpers, scarves & gloves- whilst us hardened sun loving (I will get a bit of a tan on my white body!) people were going around in  shorts & tee shirts! Will post some piccies later!(Not of me trying to tan my white body- it wouldn't be right or pleasant!)

 We have both decided we are going on diets & getting on the exercise bike now we are home - to get rid of all the muffins, cookies, ice cream &  food we ate! See how long that will last!!

Can't wait to get back to doing some of the craft challenges- did take load of stamped images to colour in whilst away-how sad am I. Managed to visit lots craft stores to stock up-( Micheal's, Jo-Anns, Scrap- booking, etc). Simon surprisingly took me , no qualms, he must have been going down with something! We did have to buy another suitcase though- not for all my crafting things- Simon did buy loads of clothes!

Bella has at last forgiven me for leaving her at the cattery! We've had lots of cuddles & she likes her new Harley Davidson- Bad to the Bone collar. Can definitely recommend the cattery we took her to.

Glad to hear Mrs Wonka's pussy cat, Arthur, is home safe & sound and none the worse for his ordeal.

Going to catch up with my lack of sleep now, as the old jet lag is catching up !

Teresa xx

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

On Vacation....!!

Sorry I haven't been keeping my blog up to date.. we're on holiday in Orlando would you believe!!!!

Thought we would have wireless access in our room, but we do not- bummer! Have had to come to the complex reception for access.

The weather here is in the late 60's this week, but has been up to the late 70's early 80's. Its chilly in the mornings & early evenings- but we can live with that!!! Have taken a couple of pictures to upload- just to say we are doing something else apart from shopping & relaxing. We went down to Cocoa/Port Canaveral last week to see the night take off of the Endeavour Space Shuttle- that was really cool- loads of people down there to watch as well- just pulled in along the roadside.Took few pictures but they haven't come out too good!

Been to Universal too- been on the new Simpson's ride & had our picture taken with the Sampson's- how cool!!

Well, gotta go now as off for more action packed day on the crazy golf course at Disney Fantasia Golf- catch up with you later!!

Haven't checked Mrs Wonkas blog yet, but hope there is good news on the return of Arthur, her missing pussy cat.

Teresa x

Saturday, 8 November 2008


Just realised can't use this card for the Penny Black Challenge.. as it isn't a Penny Black stamp!!! Will have to try reading the instructions properly next time!! Oh well must be getting time for bed as am not paying attention to what I'm doing ( or am getting into holiday mode & thinking about all the things to do before we go!). Think its more of the former than the latter- holiday mode comes when checked in at the airport , waiting to board the plane - although don't want to go at moment as got to leave my baby behind for 2 weeks. Got to take her to the cattery, but know am going to be upset to leave her! What if she doesn't want to come home or doesn't love me anymore for leaving her!! I can't think about that now as too tired...
Teresa x

Penny Black Saturday Challenge

The challenge this week at the Penny Black Saturday challenge is to use a sentiment only.
I've had this lovely stamp for a while & have just started to use it. I quite liked the idea of making a card in black & white( with a little bit of bling!!)
I used: white base card; Bazzill scalloped card cut in half; Denami Design stamp; black Staz on; ribbon from my stash; assorted clear & black gems.
Hope you like it..

Teresa x

Giddy up...

It's my nieces birthday next week & I was hoping that there was a horsey Magnolia stamp. Joy of joys there was!! She loves horses and regularly goes horse riding. I wouldn't have been able to not give her a hand made card as she loves getting them. I based the card on a challenge sketch, but was too late to enter the challenge. I used: Magnolia stamps- Tilda & horse and fence; Woodware stamp flower; K & Co cowboy 6x6 papers; faux leather cord; Bazzill Swiss dot card; Bazzill card; Quickutz die photo corners & Venus alphabet dies; water colour pencils & Yasutomo shimmer water colours.
Hope she'll like it.

Teresa x

P is for Pink....

Here is my card for the ABC weekly challenge which is P... is for Pink. I made this card for one of the girls at work whose birthday it is in the week. Oh what it is to be young!! I've forgotten what it was like to be 18- it seems so long ago....
Anyway here's what I used: paper from Provo craft; paper flowers; Quickutz dies; Cricut George Basic cartridge; Doodlebug sugar coated card; Bazzill bling; stickles. I can't remember the name of the dotty card. I hope you like it.

On a more serious note- Mrs Wonka has lost her pussy cat Arthur- so thoughts go out to her for his safe & quick return. Keep us updated Mrs Wonka.

She also very kindly nominated me for a blog award, but unfortunately I do not have a clue how to add it to my blog- still not very good at this yet! So if anyone out there could help...

Teresa x

Wednesday, 5 November 2008


The theme this week over at Cute card Thursday is a drink theme( not necessarily alcoholic!). I found these Woodware Francoise Reed stamps that I had sitting in my stamp box & thought I would dust off the cobwebs. I tried stamping onto white Bazzill bling card for a change, but it wasn't that successful, even with the Stazon ink, but thought I would persevere with it. I also used paper rom my stash, buttons,gems, H2O paints & black gelly roll pen. Quite liked the finished card, although feel have made better ones.
Teresa X

Another Card..

I loved the sketch from the secret crafter this week that I made another one.

 I did actually start this one first - then I read that there was a colour scheme to follow!!
 I had these K & Co 6 x 6 papers in my stash for ages, with the idea that I would use them one day!
 I saw this little Alota bug stamp at Craftsulove in their sale & knew I had to have him!
I have also used the new bazzill card, Quickutz sentiment , water colour pencils & my Yasutomo shimmer water colours (all from Craftsulove). Sorry the picture isn't too good, as it doesn't really show the papers too well.
Hope you like him anyway..

Teresa x

Secret Crafter Challenge

There is a great challenge sketch over at the Secret Crafter this week. The theme this week is pink, brown & white- here is my card for the challenge. I got this stamp(Alota, I think) from Craftsulove in their sale and thought it would be ideal to use for the secret crafter challenge. Hope you like it..

For this card I used: Alota stamp?;Ladybird & Friends - Wonderland, Let it snow paper; Bazzill bling; sugar coated Bazzill card for flowers; gems; ribbon; Quickutz sentiment; watercolour pencils & Yasutomo shimmer watercolours.

Teresa x