Thursday, 30 September 2010

Christmas Millie...

Afternoon all...
Just a quick post...swimming lessons call. Finally getting into the christmas spirit and have begun to use my DT package of Wild Rose Studio stamps and papers.

Millie with her potted poinsettia's.

I have a few challenges...
Papertake Weekly...I used the sketch.

A spoonful of sugar...Spots and stripes.
Charisma Cardz...Christmas crafting.
A few more to show in the coming few days...

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

The last summer card!

Evening all...
This could be the last of the summery cards. A special order made for a neighbour in my close.

He wanted her name on it and some flowers. I found a new spot to photograph my cards...on top of a nesting box in the garden. I saw some other blogs had photos outside and thought I would give it a try. It's chucking it down at the moment so this may be short lived.
(No idea why this has posted up happened on the last post aswell??)

I love gingham ribbon in all colours. This green is super fresh and zingy.

The butterfly stamp is from Penny Black, with added jewells for a bit of bling.
Just a couple of challenges....
Flutterby Wednesday...which as always, you must have a butterfly, angel or fairy , plus this week some 'sparkle and shimmer'.
Creative card crew...Bloomin' Marvellous...some flowers!
I'm still christmas cardmaking...a grand total of 3 so far! (Mmmm)
How many weeks do I have left?
Still super busy at school but loving it!
Thanks for stopping

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Milton's White Christmas....

Hello all...Hope you are having a nice weekend.
I have done some cardmaking in between all the washing and housework...(GRRRR)and here is my first Christmas card of 2010. Wild Rose Studios uber cute Milton delivering his pressie stash.

Milton is coloured with promarkers and glittered with Stickles.

I used lots of white embossed card and some fine white tinsel which I threaded through a message tag.

First time use also for my Martha Stewart Holiday Village punch which I bought in a half price sale in New York in January.

Lots of punched out snowflakes and christmas trees along the sides. I also found some pretty embossed ribbon to run along the bottom.

So the challenges...
Colourcreate...All White and optional extra, some Embossing.
I love Promarkers...White on White
One Stop Craft Challenge...Snowflakes in September
Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club...Furry Friends
Charisma Cardz...Anything Goes
So I hope to keep up the momemtum and colour in some more christmas images. I reckon I am going to have to go some to catch up with all of you...I know some of you have been making christmas cards all year.
I'm off to make some fairy cakes now and get some dinner on for when hubby gets home.
Thanks for dropping

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

A colourful Penny Black card...

Good evening peeps....
Let's talk cardmaking Challenges first...The Penny Black Saturday challenge this week was to follow the sketch. I used one of my new cream scallop edge cards with some Stickeroo's. Cat, bunch of flowers and ladybirds. I wasn't sure whether I would get it all on but I did.

Now the colour scheme was the Pile It on challenge...Red, Yellow, Brown and Green.
Very Autumnal! The Papertake Weekly Challenge is Animal Magic and yes I am old enough to remember Jonny Morris. His voice overs had me in stitches!

Creative Belli Challenge is to use embellishments that start with a B... Buttons and Brads!

So hope you like the card....
I've had another lovely day at school. I was asked to work with a new Polish child with no English who has been very unresponsive and generally finding it hard to cope in class. Between us we managed to communicate and have a whale of a time playing games with alphabet cards, matching them up, putting them in order then to my surprise he turned them all over and initiated playing the memory game where he totally beat me 17-9. His hand gestures and facial expressions when he remembered where a pair was was priceless!
He then taught me how to count up to 20 in Polish and then he counted up to 20 in English!! How cool is that!
Little things to some but I left with a happy heart!
I'm off now to watch 'The Great British Bake off' and '71 Degrees North'...
Thanks for popping

Monday, 20 September 2010

A Ruby wedding.....

Evening all....
Mr Blogger sure took his time this evening. not sure what photos are going to pop up on this post. I have done everyone of them at least twice.
Just wanted to share a quick order that I made for a friends parents.

She asked me for it on Wednesday...or should I say she 'grovelled' for it as it was for the weekend and she needed it by Friday afternoon.. A Ruby Wedding card....

So I didn't have much prep but she was very happy that I could do it, so that's good.
First time use for the red flowers that were £2.59 for a spray, that once I had pulled apart gave me about 120 flowers.
Just got time to check out some challenges before I have tea and then start on a new card order which is another wedding Anniversary.
More chat and cards soon....TTFN!

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Millie in the garden.

Hellloooo. I can't believe that I haven't managed to do a post this week.
Hope you are all still out there! I have been doing some card orders as well as doing some things for school.
My latest project is playing with paper piecing and gorgeous Millie Bear from Wild Rose Studio is perfect for this technique.

I bought these pretty square scallop cards from the Glitter Pot. I think they are very sweet.

I have lots of images stamped out so I am looking forward to the weekend!

Off to take the little one to swimming lessons rest for the wicked as they say!
Meet you back here again

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Dinosaur Ride...

Hi there all.
Hope you are having a nice Saturday crafting. I haven't been able to do a lot this week. Just lots of things that I have had to do.

So Todays photos are of a matching card and present. Have you ever done that?
I couldn't resist when I bought this cute dino money box.

Just had to use my Dinosaur stamp with the same colours and make another Easel card so I could put the name on.
He is coloured with Promarkers.

The papers are DCWV.
and here are the challenges...
I love Promarkers...'Transport'
Our Creative Corner...'Fun with Folds'
A Spoonful of Sugar...'Animal crackers'
Hope to be back in the swing of things soon...just got lots of first week of school kind of things to do... I have also put down to do run a lunchtime Club doing some Arts/Crafts! Meeting with the new Headmaster soon so I want to be ready and organised with lots of ideas....
I will let you in on them as pop back soon!

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Glitter Pot meet up....

Look who I went to see at the Glitter Pot on Sunday.....
Yes.. It's Dulcie from Wild Rose studio. We chat on line all the time as I am part of her DT but this is the first time we have met. Here she is at her demo table surrounded by stamps and copics....

It was so lovely to meet her...
We had a good ole chat about stamps and blogging. If you love WRS come and visit me again as I have Fergus the Dragon ready and waiting to use....
More chat and hopefully more cards soon....
Bye for

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Pasta jar Animals....

Another late post as I have been outside all day celebrating my neighbours little boys second birthday party. Bouncy castle & Barbeque in the communal park outside our houses.
We just had to make the most of the weather.
In my photo this evening you can see my ideas for decorating the year 3/4 pasta jar reward system. Every classroom has a sweet jar...the kind you get when you buy sweets by the 100g from old fashioned sweet shop.
The children place a pasta twist in the jar as a reward for good behaviour, attitude, piece of work etc. Previously a masking tape line indicated the level it had to be filled to for the whole class to then choose the activity on Friday afternoon.

I am going to cut a hole out of the front of the jar and position the animals mouth over the hole. I hope that they find putting the pasta twist into the animals mouth a bit more exciting than just unscrewing the top and dropping it in...

I only hope that the teachers don't fight over which animal they want! I will photograph it again in situ for you next week.
Come visit me again soon for more cards and maybe some more school creativity. A Victorian display involving a steam train is my next project....

Friday, 3 September 2010

Back to school...

Hello all...
I went back to work today. It was an INSET day at the school that I work in so no children today but lots to do... We have had new furniture and a new sink area and the walls have all been painted. It looks a bit bare and not very colourful at the moment.

I covered all the display boards ready for some lovely artwork to go up.
I have been busy this evening making some decoration for the pasta jars reward system. I am going to photograph them tomorrow so I can post them up.
Hope you can come back and visit me then....
I'm off to bed!