Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year

Well another year is nearly over, it seems these days that the years are just going by faster & faster. Is it really 10 years ago when they said that we would not survive the 2000 bug, well we survived and have done many things since.
I hope that everyone has a safe and happy new year celebration.
We aren't really party people so celebrations are very low key for us. Dinner at the MIL, off to see the 9.30pm fireworks and maybe seeing in the new year chatting to friends online.
Today for something different I thought I would share two cards. The first one is for the sketch challenge on SCS, SC260
Stamps: The cats Pajamas, Sentiment- studio G
Paper: Chocolate chip, Very Vanilla
Other: Brillance ink coffee bean, gold kindy glitz, felt ribbon, brad

This next card is made for C4C17 sketch on Crazy for Challenges I stamped the main image with brilliance ink coloured it in and cut it out with the circle nestability while I kept the die there I sponged around the edges.
Stamps: MFT- Pure Innocence My Balloon
Paper: DP - American Crafts, very olive, riding hood red, white
Other: Copics, brilliance Ice blue, sky blue, black, sponge dauber, nestabilities, cuttlebug EB, brads, word window punch.


Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Sheriff Ian

I am not really sure what colours a sheriff should wear, but our officers of the law wear blue.
This sketch is for day 9 of the 12 days of sketches.
Stamps: TGF Sheriff Ian
Paper:Chocolate chip, close to cocoa, DP- Outlaw
Other: Antique Disc - PaperScissorsRock, brads, copics,MS Punch


Tuesday, December 29, 2009

A Helping Hand

I love being on holidays plenty of time to play golf and make some cards. We have had a wonderful wet past week after being in drought for so long it is very welcome.
This card is made for day 8 of the 12 days of sketches one the Greeting Farm blog.
Stamps: The Greeting Farm - Rock the Farm
Paper: pumpkin pie, very olive, DP - Haiku
Other: brads, copics, MS punch, Nestabilities


Monday, December 28, 2009

Hey Miss Anya

This Anya is so cute. Can you just imagine her dancing in the 1920's in this flapper dress. For the background designer paper I use a page out of DCWV creme stack, the black is done in felt it adds a beautiful texture to the card. To top it off I added flower soft to the feather and the layers in the dress.
This is for day 7 designed by JessicaStamps: Flapper Anya Limited edition
Paper: Cream, black, DCWV la creme stack
Other: flower soft, copics, ribbon, flowers kaiser, brads


Sunday, December 27, 2009

Flower Princess Anya

This sketch is from Cindy Haffner for the greeting farm 12 days of sketches. I am having fun with these sketches but it is an effort to get a card made every day.
Stamps: TGF Princess Anya
Paper: Cream, purely pomegranate, DP Kaiser
Other: flower brads, ribbon,nestabilites,copics.


Saturday, December 26, 2009

AArrhhhhh Missy

I hope every one had a fabulous Christmas, we certainly did. It is rather quiet when all the girls grown up and we actually get up first. Nana( DH's Mother) arrived about 9am and we opened presents, after that DD went to Xmas lunch at her boyfriends. Grandma (My Mum) arrived at 11.30 and we had a nice roast lunch just the 4 of us. My family ( sisters & BIL's, nieces, nephews, partners and Kids) started arriving at 2pm, for afternoon festivities in the pool. My Daughter rang from Florida at 1am over there, 4pm here, she had just opened the presents we sent her and we passed the phone around so she could speak to every-one. hMmm can't wait until she is home again.
I managed to get some stamping done in between the visitors, today's card is for day 5 of the 12 days of sketches from the Greeting Farm I really like the way that this card has turned out, what girl wouldn't like a pink and black card. What do you think?
Stamps: The Greeting Farm Matey
Paper: Black, pink ,white, DP Cre8tiv Rock Princess
Other: ribbon, MS punch,nestabilites, copics, pink & black brillance ink

Have a great day

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Flower Suzi

On the 4th day of sketches TGF gave me, this sketch of course. LOL The first time I saw this stamp I could just see the fluffy flowers on the ruffles, I used to have a jacket like this many years ago. I have been practicing colouring in the hair with my copics, I don't think I have the right paper as they tend to bleed a bit, but that does make it easy to blend.
Stamps: TGF WS Sassy Suzi
Paper: Soft sky, blue Ballet, DP DCWV Garden Party
Other: Flower soft, petaloo flowers, nestablities, copics


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Skater Ian

The 3rd day of sketches for The Greeting Farm
I rarely make card for boys so it is good to have this one up my sleeve so to speak.

Stamps: TGF Skater Ian
Paper: Blue Ballet,white, DP Jersey Shore
Other: brads,MS border punch, copics


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Pink Hula

Here is my sketch for day 2 for the Greeting Farm 12 day challenge. The image was coloured and cut out layered on foam tape then onto the scalloped nestabilities with the edges sponged. The other strips of card were placed in the embossing folder and the edges were then punched.

Stamps: TGF Hula Anya
Paper: Chocolate chip, pretty in pink, DP DCWV Endless Summer stack
Other: Cuttlebug Eb folder, Martha Stewart Scallop Border punch,flower, brad, copics

Thanks for looking

Monday, December 21, 2009

Wave Rider

Hi there,
This week I am going to try and play in The Greeting Farm's 12 days of sketches on the TFG Blog, I am always behind in making sketches so let see how I go. Each day a different sketch is post and uploaded to the TGF Gallery for all to see.
Sketch 1

My Card
Stamps: TGF Surfer Ian
Paper: blue, white, DCWV DP Endless Summer stack
Other: Oval punch, oval nestabilities

Take Care

Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas Ho Ho Ho

Another Christmas card to share, this is a rather large Santa stamp and it needs just the right sketch for it, I have had the stamps for years a always make a few cards using it each year. I saw this sketch some time ago, it is from the sweetest thing SSSC46.
Stamps: PSX
Paper: Red, green & DP
Other: DCWV ribbon, rub ons. tombows, kindy glitz


Thursday, December 17, 2009

Sleigh ride

One more Christmas card to share, I have nearly finished all that I am going to make. I have a pile to post tomorrow, I hope they arrive safely the postal workers went on strike yesterday.
I made this card for Mojo Monday sketch challenge mojo108 The large snowflake was made out of while card for the base the next layer was Dp cut down finished with a small punched snowflake and brad. The snowflake in the corner was made with acetate and white card using the Martha Stewart punch.
Stamps: Penny Black christmas critters
Paper: white, red, blue card, DP
Other: MS punches, Cuttlebug Die, copics,nestabilities, brads, kindy glitz.


Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Hi there,
Don't you just love this cute cat, I grew up a cat lover shhhh don't let my dog hear me say that.
I made this card for Mercy's challenge MTSC52 I am sending it to a cat lover for Christmas.
To add some extra dimension to the red strips I put them into the embossing folder.
Stamps: Penny Black clear stamps Christmas Critters
Paper:Red, white , DP
Other: cuttlebug Embossing folder Holly, flowers, brad, nestabilities label 3


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Reading with Edward

Yesterday when I was packing stuff for my daughter the mail came, new stamps for me from The Greeting Farm. Yehhhh My Daughter is a fan of the Twilight series and even has me reading the books, every birthday I make her a bookmark for a change I thought I would make her one for Christmas.
It is a very simple bookmark as it needs to sit very flat, I made one with embellishments one year which was a big mistake.
Stamps: The Greeting Farm - Edward
Paper: chocolate,white, blue, DP - three bugs in a bugs
Other: MS punch, nestabilities, ribbon chocolate & blue,copics,hole punch,tab punch


Monday, December 14, 2009

Sleding in the snow

Today I was getting together some things to send to my Daughter in America, I don't usually make her a Christmas card as she lives at home, but I thought she might like this one. Although it is winter in Florida I don't think she is having snow, pretty much the same as when she is here in winter as we never have snow.
I just love these cute Penny Black stamps, they are so easy to colour. This card is made for challenges on the Pink Elephant blog Challenge #45 and Kaboodle Blog challenge #19 & #20
Stamps: Penny Black Christmas critters
Paper: white, blue, DP
Other: MS Snowflake border punch,ribbon,brads,kindy glitz,copics


Friday, December 11, 2009

I Believe

I made this card using Mercy tuesday sketch challenge MTSC50. I used The Greeting Farm Princess Anya giving her a different look with dark hair and red a green dress just for Christmas.
Today is club day and we are having our Christmas party, lunch at sizzler, shopping at photo continental and santa's gifts and relaxing what a great day planned.
Stamps: TGF - princess
Paper: hunter green, real red,white card. DP- DCWV test print stack, wendy irving christmas collection
Other: MS punch, copics, flowers, pearls, brads, nestabilities.


Thursday, December 10, 2009

Peek through Christmas

I have decided on a design for my Christmas cards this year, because we are sweltering here in 40 deg (104F) heat I thought of snow. The idea for this card came from a tutorial that I saw on
Dawns stamping studio some time ago. I didn't have the printed acetate so I improvised I think it turned out rather well. What do you think?
Stamps: MFT Sassy sayings
Paper: Real red, white card, acetate
Other: rocket red gold ink, cuttlebug snowflake die & eb folder,ms snowflake punch,kindy glitz, Kiki.k christmas ribbon, oval and word window punch, ms icicle punch


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Small Friend

I still had some of the Designer paper on my desk from the other day and using the Mojo114 sketch again I made this card for any occasion. I love these cute Penny Black stamps even more now that they come in clear stamps.
Stamps: Penny Black "T for Transparent" Bubbly
Paper: DCWV DP Pocket full of posies, Rose red, ballet blue
Other: Watercolour pencils, nestabilities,brads, Ms punch

Have a great day

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Sweet Cakes

For today's card I am using the Paper Pretties sketch PWC42. I have ordered some paper pretties but they have not arrived yet, so I am using a rubber romance image.
Stamps : Rubber Romance Diva Chef
Paper: DCWV - Sweet stack, Purely pomegranate, white
Other: Nestabilities, copics, brads - Craft affair

Friday, December 4, 2009

Put your skates on

Today's card is a very simple one using mojo mondays sketch 114 for the layout. I made a few Christmas cards but I really do have to put my skates on with Christmas not that far away. To save time I didn't colour the image but stamped it in coffee bean ink.
Stamps: Penny Black Christmas critters
Paper: DP Kaiser, red & green card
Other: Nestabilities; MS punch, DCWV ribbon,brads
, brillance ink coffee bean.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Xmas Candles

This is another card using the similar supplies as the one I posted yesterday, with the exception of using a different Designer paper from the pack.
Stamps: Papermania - Christmas duo candle light, MFT Sassy sayings
Paper: stampin up - DP holiday treasures, rose red, chocolate chip
Other: chocolate satin ribbon, oval & scallop punch, nestabilities


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Xmas easel

I had so much fun making the easel card last week I thought I would make another. I used Brilliance Rocket Red Gold to tamp the candles, it has a lovely shimmer to it.
Stamps: Papermania Christmas Duo Candlelight, MFT sassy sayings
Paper: Stampin Up - DP Holiday treasures, Kiwi kiss, Rose red, white
Other: nestabilities, satin ribbon kiwi kiss/ very vanilla, oval & scallop punch