Sunday, 26 April 2009

A Wedding

That's why I have been so busy this week, I had an important card to make. My friend Maria got married yesterday on a gloriously sunny day which had been threatened by rain. It was a lovely day apart from a brisk breeze that nearly froze everyone whilst we were waiting for the photos to be taken but all in all it was a fabulous day and I hope Maria and Steve will be very happy. They are off on honeymoon on Monday but Steve will not tell anyone where he is taking bet is it will be somewhere very hot and exotic. She's promised to text me when she exciting.

Here's the happy couple

Here is the card I made for Maria and Steve. I hope you like it.

White Hammered card from The Papermill
Pink Bazzill Bling Card
Image - F-M93 "Wedding Cake" by Funstamps
Image coloured with Sakura Stardust and Glaze Pens and then Glossy Accents added
Cuttlebug "Swiss Dots" Folder
Nesties - Classic Scalloped Heart and Scalloped Rectangle
Flowers - Punched
Brads - Papermania
Adhesive Pearls

Thanks for looking

Joy xx

Creative Inspirations - Challenge 5 - Recipe

Well late again, naughty me. This week has been soooo hectic it is unbelievable. I will post about that in the next post.

This week's challenge over at Creative Inspirations is a recipe of 4 flowers, 3 papers and 2 buttons. I have never done a recipe card before so was looking forward to this challenge. Luckily as I had just been to the Alexandra Palace Craft Show on Sunday I had some lovely new papers from Bo Bunny that I decided to use and it gave my card a green theme.

The prize this week is sponsered by the Hobby House and its a fab prize!

BoBunny 12" and 6" Ruler pack
BoBunny Pencil 4 pack

BoBunny 18 flowers in magnetic container

BoBunny 100 Brads in magnetic container

BoBunny 50 Buttons in magnetic container

Here are the elements I used for my card:-

Image - Sugar Nellie "Daisy & Dolly"
Image coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Bo Bunny
Green Swiss Dots Bazill Card
Flowers - All Prima
Brads - Papermania
Buttons from stash

I also used my new oval nesties that I bought at Alexandra Palace Craft Show - just one of my lovely crafty buys lol.

Hope you like the card and I can't wait to see what you all come up with, I shall be paying a visit to your blogs to take a sneeky peek and leaving you a comment.

Joy xx

Thursday, 16 April 2009

Creative Inspirations - Challenge 4 - Seeing Double

Hello all on this rainy Thursday!! Yesterday was so nice and today rain, rain and more dull. Anyhow I am bringing you a card to hopefully brighten your day a little.

For this week's challenge we would like to see two stamped images on your creation whether it be by masking technique or two separate stamped images which is what I have done with my card. We will also be looking for two DT members this week so please state when adding your card whether you are or are not interested in becoming a DT member.

The elements I used for my card are:-
Images - Sugar Nellie "Daisy with Pram"
and Whiff of Joy "Cat with Bow"
Image coloured with Promarkers and Copics

Papers - Dream Street Papers LLC
Flowers punched

Brads - Papermania

Sentiment computer generated

I also used my lovely Martha Stewart Doily Lace Punch.

Thanks for looking and I hope to see your entries for the challenge, I can't wait to see what you all come up with.

Take care.

Joy xx

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

BasicGrey Challenge 30 - Chocolate Soft Centres

Oh I am so excited, a new challenge for me is the BasicGrey Challenge. Now it's not that I didn't know about it but there are so many challenges out there I just haven't the time to try them all. However when I saw what the brief was this week, how could I resist. Can you tell from my card what my favourite chocolate is? Yes, you are right, mint chocolate, I absolutely adore mint chocolate and these colours are so so scrummy aren't they, so scrummy in fact I might even eat the card if I get a mint choc craving lol.

Anyhow, here is what I used to make my card:-

Papers - BasicGrey "Bittersweet" and "Wisteria"

Image - Whiff of Joy "Henry Celebrating Mouse"

coloured with Promarkers and Copics
Punched Flowers

Brads - Papermania and Making Memories

I also used my lovely Martha Stewart Lace Doily Punch and my new Dahlia nestabilities, aren't they lovely.

Thanks for visiting my blog and I hope you like this card.

Take care all.

Joy xx

Monday, 13 April 2009

Colour Create - Week 11 - Chocolate, Coffee & Cream

I'm in the mood for crafting...she sings. At last, my cold is abating so I am feeling human again. When I saw the Colour Create challenge this week I just had to have a go, who can resist the colours of chocolate, coffee and cream. Now that I have finished my card I love those colours even more, they look fab together. I have had a nosey at all the other entries and I love them all, so much inspiration to be gained from looking all the entries, you can never get enough inspiration can you. Well, it was Tab's turn this week to set the challenge and I must say "Thank You Tab" because I really love the card I have made today thanks to her colour choice.

The elements I have used for my card are:-

Image - Sugar Nellie "Make a Wish"

Image coloured with Promarkers and Copics

Dotted Paper - Dream Street Papers LLC "Nancy - The Loft"
Other printed papers from Pink Petticoat
Flowers punched

Brads - Papermania

Hope you like my card also and thanks for looking.

Joy xx

Saturday, 11 April 2009

Hope the Easter Bunny has been

Just wanted to hop on and wish you all a very Happy Easter...I am now hopping off to my bed as I have a cold at the moment that I am desperate to shake off....not been in the crafting mood at all. Hope you all have a wonderful Easter.

Joy xx

Thursday, 9 April 2009

My GD card for Charisma Cardz Challenge - Challenge 14 - Colour Combo - Purple & Green

Hello again, it's time for my last week as a guest designer with Charisma Cardz. I had a wonderful few weeks, all the girls are utterly fabulous who create beautiful cards. I set the challenge this week and it was a colour combo challenge to create a purple and green card, ATC or whatever else you fancy making.

This week we are proud to be sponsored by:

Craft-ED is a leading provider of educational craft products and paper craft learning programmes, directly linked to curriculum frameworks. The company develops fun and creative tools to improve the lives of children and parents worldwide by bringing enjoyment into the learning process. Craft-ED has very kindly donated:

Why not give it a go, hop on over to the blog and have a look at the wonderful design team creations.

The elements I used for my card are:-

Papers - Basicgrey "Lilykate".

Image - Sugar Nellie "Fingers Crossed".

Lilac pearlescent card.

Image coloured with Promarkers and Copics.

Prima Flowers.

Brads - unknown.

Liquid Pearls.

Coloured stick on gems.

Thanks for looking.

Joy xx

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Creative Inspirations - Challenge 3 - Scallops

Hi Guys, how are you all this week? Isn't it great, only four days work this week and then a lovely long weekend and guess what, I also have the whole of next week off work so I hope to get lots of lovely crafting done so hopefully I will have more creations than usual to show you next week.

Anyhow it is time for another challenge at Creative Inspirations. This week we would like to see scallops on your card, time for you to get your nesties out or your Martha Stewart punches, I've used both on my card.

This week Ali from crafty ribbons has kindly given us a selection of rainbow ribbons (there will be a photo shortly).

To be in with a chance of winning the ribbon all you have to do is create a card (or any other creative item atc's etc) with scalloped edges somewhere on it!

Please hop on over to the blog and have a look at the lovely design team creations. I can't wait to see what you are all going to make this week, I shall be visiting your blogs to leave you a little comment.

The elements I have used for my card are:-

Image - Sugar Nellie - Basket of Happiness

Image coloured with Promarkers and Copics
Papers - Cosmo Cricket
Red Bazzill Bling card

Flowers - Prima and punched

Brads - Papermania

Hope you like the card. Thanks for looking.

Joy xx

Sunday, 5 April 2009

Creative Inspiration - Challenge 2 - Yellow, Orange & Green

Another late posting and this time it is the Creative Inspirations challenge and the brief is......yellow, orange and green. Hmmm, I am not sure of these colours, totally out of my comfort zone but anyway I did finally manage a card and here it is.

Anyhow the prize for last week's challenge was two design team spots and they have gone to Caroline and Tara who I am very pleased to be working alongside, it will be a great experience.

Now onto this week's prize. We again have 2 prizes up for grabs! Each winner will receive a voucher entitling them to 10% off an order at the Handy Hippo!!

Wow, any excuse to buy more craft stash lol, you wouldn't need to tell me twice, I would be over there like a shot.

I look forward to seeing all of the entries this week, to see how you have all done with this colour combination. I will be visiting your blogs and leaving a comment.

The elements I used for my card are:-

Papers - Me and my big ideas

Yellow and orange Bazzil Bling

Image - Whiff of Joy

Image coloured with Promarkers and Copics

Punched flowers

Thanks for looking.

Joy xx

Thursday, 2 April 2009

My GD card for Charisma Cardz Challenge - Challenge 13 - Sketch

Hi guys, a very quick post tonight as it is late and I need my bed badly. What a day it has been today, I work in Moorgate and the protesters were out in force today. It all took place a couple of minutes walk from my office so we were couped up in the office most of the day, did venture out at lunchtime but nothing must was happening outside my office apart from a few reporters and news crews. Anyhoo I got home in one piece, that's the main thing. The challenge this week has been set by my fellow guest designer Lyndsey who has come up with this great sketch to follow, isn't it fab.

This Week at Charisma we have 2 prizes to choose from for one lucky winner!

1st Prize for the UK only! is: a 10% discount voucher for

2nd Prize for uk and worldwide is: a special little suprise packet from Create n Celebrate!

So guys, get crafting there's a couple of fabby prizes here for the taking. All the details are on the Charisma Cardz challenge blog so why don't you hop on over and take a look.

Hope you like my card, the elements I used are:-

Image - Whiff of Joy "Melinda Blowing Kisses"

Image coloured with Promarkers

Papers - Basic Grey - Bittersweet

Flowers - Prima

Brads - Dovecraft and Papermania

Red gems from stash

Sentiment and two corners are also from the Basic Grey "Bittersweet" pack

Remember, I shall be visiting your blogs if you enter this challenge and will leave you a little message.

I am looking forward to seeing your entries.

Joy xx