Saturday, 31 May 2014

Just to Say...

...hello to a friend I thought I would make a card and post it to them.  This uses a new DigiStamp Boutique image and layout 311 from Sketch Saturday.

Joy to the World

Another Christmas card.  This time using a DigiStamp Boutique sentiment and sketch 299 from Sketch Saturday.

Purple Love

I know someone who loves purple....  when I saw that this weeks twist for Sweet Sketch Wednesday was purple I thought that would be good.  I quite like purple too.  However, today I realised that I hardly have any purple papers in my stash.  These are the only ones!
I have used a Pollycraft image on this card and will also enter it into this weeks Little Miss Muffet (anything goes), Passion for Promarkers (pearls and pins) and I Love Promarkers (flowers).

Let it Snow

This months Rudolph challenge on the Purple clubhouse was set by Clare and it was to pick out elements on two cards that she made and incorporate them into your own card.  I have taken the blue, sentiment focal point and cas design for my card.  It uses a Bugaboo image and sketch layout 306 from Sketch Saturday.

I will enter this card into this weeks Little Miss Muffet (anything goes) and Cute Card Thursday (blue) challenges.

Friday, 30 May 2014

A couple of cards...

... that I made recently.  I have actually made a couple of these at night after coming back from work, which was nice :-)
This is an experiment with stamps, following the current Stamplorations sketch:
The next is a bit different to what I normally do.  A friend gave me a DoCrafts goodie bag for my birthday and so I thought I would make her a card out of it to say thanks.  This follows the current RetroSketches layout:
And finally, Lauren gave me a FAB set of stamps for my birthday, which just HAD to get inky:


Monday, 26 May 2014

Jingle Bells

Ever started off making one card and it change into something completely different?  That's what happened with this one.  I quite like the end result though.
I used a DigiStamp Boutique image I have had for a while and never printed before (plus sentiment from there too).  I will enter this card into this weeks I love Promarkers and Little Miss Muffet (anything goes) challenges.

Thankyou elephant

Thought I would make a card to go along with the elephant that I crocheted a week or so ago as a thankyou.  This uses a DigiStamp Boutique image and an old sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.  I will enter the card into this weeks Passion for Promarkers (diecuts) and I love Promarkers (anything goes) challenges.

Sunday, 18 May 2014


I think I have only used this DigiStamp Boutique image once before and since it is a sunny day it had to come out again.  I will enter the card into this weeks Sketch Saturday (sketch), Little Miss Muffet (buttons) and I love Promarkers (weather) challenges.

Jasper with a flower

Another DigiStamp Boutique image that I have rarely used. I will enter this card into this weeks Sweet Sketch Wednesday (sketch) and Passion for Promarkers (no sentiment) challenges.

Baby's lamb hat

This is really more of a bonnet than a hat.  A friend asked if I had an designed in my knitting book for baby girls and this was the only one.  I hope she likes it- it is for her niece who is due soon.  (I made the hat/bonnet for 6-12 months so that it will fit in the winter- she is not likely to need it in the coming month (or lets hope so!).)
Hard to photograph this one without it being worn and so I used a ball of wool as my 'model'.


Thursday, 8 May 2014


I have had this Pollycraft image for a long time and not used it until the other day.  I always think she is looking into the distance, thinking about things.  I will enter the card into this weeks Stamplorations challenge.
I will most probably be absent from my blog for a while now: moving house tomorrow, starting a new job on Monday and not having the internet connected to the flat I am moving into until early June.... 

Up, up and away...

A card I made on Monday I think, using a newly released DigiStamp Boutique image.  The card follows this months Mojo Monday sketch.

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Birthday elephant

I printed off this image last week but had a bit of a light bulb moment this morning when I decided what to do with it.  It looked good at the time (in my head) with less embellies on a big card.  I still think it kind of works.  The temptation to add more is still there but I don't think I will.  The card uses a DigiStamp Boutique image and this weeks Sketch Saturday layout.

Retro travel

The other day DigiStamp Boutique released a new 'travel' digi set.  I just knew that I had to buy it.  It includes all those type of sentiments that you need but can never find at the right time.  I love the cute little images too.  I made these two cards using this weeks Retro Sketches layout.


Flowers and stamps

This months Stamplorations challenge is 'flowers and stamps'.  For some reason I usually feel the need to get a bit more 'arty' with this challenge and step away from the digis.  I had a bit of an experiment today.  Does it work?  I'm not sure.  Not a complete disaster though, I don't think.

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Birthday birdies

Another using the birdie set recently released by DigiStamp Boutique.  I did try to follow the sketch from this weeks Mojo Monday challenge on this, but it seemed to pass me by that the whole thing was meant to be 'tall and slim'.  Nevermind, I will enter the card into this weeks Di's digi challenge (birthdays).

Ice Christmas

Another image I bought from DigiStamp Boutique last autumn and not had a chance to print and colour until now.  I really like this penguin set- aren't they cuties?
I will enter the card into this weeks ABC Christmas (I is for Ice) and I love Promarkers (not quite straight- I think all my cards fall into that category- lol!) challenges.


Get well birdie

After buying the birdie set from DigiStamp Boutique I want to print and colour them all :-)  Hence another card this week using one of the images.
I will enter this card into this weeks Sweet Sketch Wednesday (sketch + flower, patterned paper and sentiment) and Passion for Promarkers (get well soon) challenges.


Monkey-ing around

When I saw the pattern for this hat in my book I knew that I just had to make it.  Originally it didn't have a potential owner- just a project to do 'cos I wanted to.  However, Mum walked in on me knitting the other day and said she wanted it.  (Mum wasn't wearing her glasses at the time and thought it was a mouse!)  Now it is finished it does look good on Mum (even if she doesn't think so!).  I am assured that it will be worn when they go on holiday to Canada at the end of the year (where it will be cold).
If I make the hat again for a female I would decrease the pattern a little- it is really too big for me and Mum. I should also make another pompom for one of the platted earflaps as it went a bit wrong... how hard can it be to make a pompom?  Too difficult for me obviously!