Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Colour Create challenge - white

Hi there, well this week the Colour Create challenge requires you to only use white except for the main image. Very challenging but the DT have come up with some outstanding examples to inspire us all.
The image I've used for my card is Winter Wonderland by Sugar Nellie. I got this stamp this morning from Lyndsey Marie's new shop
"Lora Crafts" which is very near to where I live. So pleased that Lyndsey has been chosen to stock these fabulous stamps, well done Lyndsey.
Back to the card. I coloured the image with copics and cut it out with the nestie label die. The snowflake I cut on the cuttlebug and embossed the snowflake panel on the cuttlebug too. Getting plenty of use out of the cuttlebug today. Added two layers of card which were cut with a scalloped edge blade on my Woodware cutter. I added white glitter to the snowflake, scalloped borders and the little flakes on the image. The pearls, ribbon and trim are from stash and the greeting is Craftwork Cards from Lyndsey's shop.

Just off to the hospital now to see poor John. Do hope he's picked up a bit today.
Bye for now,
Love Pat x

Tuesday Taggers - Burst of Colour

High there, where does the time go? Another weeks gone by so it's time for Tuesday Taggers challenge again. This week the theme is Bursts of colour influenced by fireworks. Mine actually has a firework feel but you don't have to, just anything that fits the bill of bursts of colour. Remember you can create anything you like not just cards, which should give your creativity plenty of scope.

Please check out all the DT members creations on the TT blog and more importantly please join in with the challenge. This week the Craft Barn are sponsoring us so you could win a £15 voucher to spend on their fantastic new look website. Why not check the site out by clicking the button on my sidebar.

I decided to make a tri-fold triangular card. The image, which I water coloured and highlighted with stickles, I downloaded from
Elizabeth O Dulemba's site. I created the word in Wordart and the curling ribbons are from some I had left over from present wrapping last Christmas.

Do hope you'll join us this week and I look forward to checking out your creations.

Hugs, Pat xx

Monday, 26 October 2009

Happy Mondays?

Hi there, well I thought I'd just pop on here while I'm waiting for an ambulance to take John into Hospital. It's better than twiddleing my thumbs. He's been poorly since Thursday but got considerably worse by yesterday. I checked the leaflet that came with the antibiotics he was given and it said you shouldn't take if you have a disease of the nervous system, well John has MS which affects the nervous system. Contacted NHS direct who got the out of hours doctor to phone and he said to stop the medication right away. Upshot is our own doctor came out today, that's a novelty in itself, and decided the best thing was to get him checked out at the hospital. So hopefully we'll get to the bottom of what is wrong and have him home quickly.
I've felt like a spare part all morning waiting for the doc and feeling helpless. Decided I'd cut out some snowflakes on the Cuttlebug so who knows I may get some chrissie cards done sometime soon, funny aren't I?
Sorry I haven't come on with some fantastic creation or some cheerful and interesting conversation but hopefully I'll be back in action soon.
Love, Pat xx

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Crafters Companion - Occupations & Hobbies CD

Good morning hope you are all well on this dull and dismal morning. Just popped on to remind you about the launch of the Crafters Companion Occupations/Hobbies CD set 9pm tonight on Ideal World/Create and Craft.
I've uploaded some of the cards I've made for the launch to give you a bit of a sneak preview. If you are busy watching Strictly or X Factor you might want to record the show or check out the C&C website beforehand.

Well hope you all have a good weekend, a great one for crafting as it's not too nice outside, well not here in the West Midlands.
I've got the grandchildren coming round in a mo so they're gonna keep me busy until their Dad picks them up this afternoon.
Maybe I'll get crafting time later.
Love, Pat xx

Friday, 23 October 2009

Friday creations

Good afternoon all. Hope you are all having a good day.
I decided I had better get my act together this afternoon as it's my daughters wedding anniversary tomorrow and her birthday on Monday and I hadn't even got started on a card.
The first one is for her birthday. I decided I wouldn't use any DP but would stamp my own. The backing panel was made using distresss inks worn lipstick and milled lavender dabbed onto a craft sheet spritzed with water and the white card placed onto it. I then used a Crafty Individuals swirl stamp from the C1-235 set and stamped using the milled lavender. The main image panel was stamped using the swirls and a gorgeous art deco lady that I got from Gail at Circa Design, it only cost me 50p 'cause there is a little fault on it but I soon sorted that. I coloured the image very delicately using watercolours. The ribbon and gorgeous brad are from stash.

This one is the Anniversary card. I used K & co papers, nestie shapeability fleur de lis pendant, MS doily punch and stamped the flower using the free stamp from October 2008 Craft Stamper mag.

I decided not to put sentiments on either as I thought it would spoil the look.

Well that's it for the moment. Hope you have a good weekend.

Hugs, Pat xx

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

A tidy craft room!

Well as I said earlier I've had a bit of a tidy up in the craft room. Really need to sort out a few drawers but outwardly it doesn't look too bad, so I thought I'd show the evidence of my hard work. I've even sorted by bits (card & paper) files but still couldn't bring myself to throw much out, well I might NEED it.

Looks quite tidy doesn't it? But oh what's this lot doing out on the landing!

Think I definately need more storage or maybe a move into the bigger spare bedroom but that would me more space to keep tidy.
How long will it stay like this? Weeks ,if I don't do any crafting that is.
I've got a few cards to get done for the family this week and I'm struggling with the ones for my daughters wedding anniversary and her birthday. Hopefully inspiration will strike before too long.
Have a good evening crafting.
Love Pat xx

Tuesday Taggers - Things that go bump in the night,

Morning everyone, brrrrrrrrrrr it's a bit chilly here today and a little blustery. Never mind good reason to stay in and craft.
Well as it's Tuesday it time for Tuesday Taggers challenge which this week is "Things that go bump in the night". I think this could be a bumper week for entries as I know so many people are into the Halloween theme at the moment. Should you need any inspiration please pop over and check out my fellow DT members creations, they are brilliant. Don't forget it doesn't have to be a card (although mine is), it can be anything you like, altered art, tag, atc, box whatever tickles your fancy. We'd really love you to join in.
Well here's mine.
The image and sentiment I got from my dear friend Linda. I won a fabulous folder from her full with Halloween images, so thank you once again Linda. You might like to check out Linda's blog as she's one very clever lady.
The papers are basic grey and I drew purple and green lines on the orange strip. The image is watercoloured and the pinafore is actually purple not blue, flippin camera!

Well better go and "tidy" up the craft room, looks like a bombs hit it, well you know what I mean don't you?
Love, Pat xx

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Colour Create challenge

Good morning one and all. I was determined to enter the Colour Create challenge this week and was pleasantly surprised how good the colour combo went together in the end. The colours for this challenge are red, yellow,black and white. The DT have created some fabulous designs to give us inspiration so you might want to check them out.

Here's my little number.

The papers are Allsorts by Crafts House. The cute Elisabeth Bell image Rian, available from Crafters Companion, is coloured with copics and cut out and layered using Nestie labels. The lace border is cut with the MS doily punch and the flowers and pearls are from stash.

Hope you all have a good day.

Love Pat xx

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

It's Tuesday Taggers challenge day.

Good morning all. Well we had a fantastic number of entries for last weeks TT challenge with the Autumn theme, really seemed to tickle your fancy. We are so pleased so many joined in and hope that this weeks challenge tempts you.

This week we have a digi challenge and our DT member Teri has kindly donated her harvest mouse image for us to use. By way of a prize Teri has also offered 3 free digi images from her shop. So what are you waiting for, pop over to the TT challenge blog to get more info and to check out the fabulous creations my fellow DT members have come up with.

Well here is my creation for this week.
I decided to decorate a DVD case that I got from Poundland. The Nesties fitted perfectly which made the job super easy. I used orange pearl card and Basic Grey paper. I coloured the cute little mouse with copics and created the sentiment inside using Wordart in Word. Hope you like it.
Hope you have a good day and have plenty of sunshine.
Love Pat xx

Monday, 12 October 2009

Unbelievable Candy

Look at this great candy on offer over at Crafters Kitchen. One not to be missed for sure!

Check it out without delay and you could be the very lucky winner.

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Good morning everyone hope you are all well.
Sorry I haven't been visiting any of you the last few days but I've been a bit under the weather with a cold and chest infection. I'm feeling a little better now so hopefully I'll get back into the swing of things in the next couple of days.
I just couldn't face even picking up the computer but I must be on the mend 'cause here I am.
I've got so many things to catch up on in the house and garden but I think I'll leave that for another day, again! and force myself out to spend some money. Just the thereapy I need.
Well I'll try and catch up with you all very soon.
Love Pat xx

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

It's Tuesday & time for Tuesday Taggers challenge.

This is my creation for the TT challenge which this week is colours of Autumn.

The base card is a pale orange, the DP is bronze on silver (Crafters Companion luxury envelope pack) layered onto gold mirri. The baubles have been cut from copper metal sheets using the cuttlebug.

Yippee I now have 2 Christmas cards made.

My fellow DT members have come up with some fabulous inspiring creations so please pop over and check them out. We would love you to join in with us and look forward to seeing what you come up with. Don't forget it doesn't have to be a card, anything goes, whatever takes your fancy.

Congratulations to Yvonne who was last weeks winner of the Trees challenge on TT. Well done Yvonne and looking forward to seeing what you come up with for your GDT spot.

Pat xx

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Popcorn the Bear Christmas stamps

Hi Everyone, thought I would just post pics of some of the cards I made for the launch of the new Crafter Companion Popcorn Christmas stamps. This is one cute bear who looks gorgeous coloured and used along with th CD's.
For this one I printed a vellum wrap and edged it with MS doily punch. I coloured the image with copics and then put it though the bug with the swiss dots folder.
For the card base I printed onto printable pearl card from Crafters Companion and printed onto vellum for the top layer which is edged with the MS doily punch. I coloured the stamped image with copics and stamped the flower onto vellum, coloured it with whispers, embossed it and 3D layered it.
For this next one I printed onto printable pearl card for the main two panel then printed onto vellum to layer onto the back panel. Coloured the image again with copics.

Again printed onto printable card for the layers and coloured image with copics.

Made the base of this shadow box out of card from the printable card pack. The patterned paper is off the CD. Stamped images of tree, biscuit the dog and soufle the duck and coloured with copics. Snowflake is cuttlebug diecut.

Papers from CD design sets and stamped image coloured with copics

Papers from CD design sets and Co-ordinating papers. Stamped image coloured with copics.

Printed pattern from Cd directly onto the card and just added water coloured stamped image

This is a piano hinge book. Didn't have time to take pics of the inside but all the main images from all the stamp sets are on the inside pages, all 12 of them.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you like the Popcorn Collection.
Pat xx.

The Craft Barn birthday

Good morning all.

Well just thought I pop on a quick post to let you know that it's the Craft Barn's 1st birthday and there's loads going on by way of celebration. Firstly there's free p&p this weekend, so pop over today and stock up on your stash.

Also there's a Treasure Hunt starting on Monday on the blog with loads of prizes the first one being over £100 worth of candy.

2nd prize £20 voucher and 3rd prize £15 voucher.

That's not all next weekend there will be free p&p on orders over £15 instead of the normal £50.
Good luck.
Pat xx

Saturday, 3 October 2009

A card at last!

Hi there ladies, oh and of course any gentlemen that may be passing through. Hope your weekend is going well.

Well at long last I've got a card to post. This one is for the Tuesday Taggers challenge which this week is Trees. The challenge is sonsored by the Craft Barn this week so there is a great incentive to join in. If you need inspiration pop over to the TT blog because the DT have some great creations on show.

I brayered the background using a Big & Juicy ink pad. The trees were stamped in black stazon using a stamp I got from Gail at Circa Design way back when. The fruit on the trees and the birds in the sky were added using a gold Sakura stadust pen. The DP is basic Grey and the tag was cut using a nestie die. Ribbon and greeting from stash.

Hope the rest of the weekend is good for you. I'm off to see Cliff again tonight, how much fun can a girl have?

Take care, & don't forget to tune into Create and Craft & Ideal World tomorrow afternoon between 2 & 4pm to see what goodies Sara from Crafters Companion has on offer.

Love, Pat xx

Friday, 2 October 2009

Great night out!

Good morning everyone. Well I'm a little worse for wear today after going to see Cliff & the Shadows at the NIA Birmingham last. The concert,as always, was absolutely fantastic and we had great seats on the 4th row from the front. I have been a Cliff fan since he started out and I was just 10 years old. My daughter came with me as usual and we had a fantastic time. Mind you my throat and chest are sore 'cause I sang every song along with him. I have got to spend today relaxing as I am going to see him again tomorrow and will need to recharge the batteries. I don't know how he manages to do what he does at 69, well he will be on the 14th, he is just so youthful and gorgeous.

Well off to get another cuppa and bore John with the concert details!

May catch you later.


Pat xx