Friday, 27 November 2009

>>> On Display: Banana Frog! <<<

Here's a quick LO in a 4x6' size that I created for Banana Frog blog based on this colour inspiration:

Here's my take on it:

Made use of It's All About Hearts stamp set. LO created using Scarlet Lime Oct kit.

Blog giveaway:

I've this "I Heart You" stamp set to giveaway. Here's some samples of what I've done using this particular set.

Here's a canvas I did of my youngest. Cut out the hearts to form a heart shape.

And who says you can use the hearts as leaves of a Xmas tree?

Leave your comments here for a chance to win. TTFN!

>>> Unity Friends With Flair! <<<

Woo Hoo! It's Friday and the weekend is here again. My eldest goes off to camp tonite but I'm gonna be busy this weekend with the boys' extra curricular activities. Anyway, managed to find time to create something this week.

The first is a LO using Nov scrapbooking kit. Absolutely luv this set.

LO created using Scarlet Lime Nov kit. Incidentally this was also done for another challenge on this site.

One of my colleagues is going off for maternity leave today and a few of us are giving her a leaving pressie. I offered to create a card for her. I made use of the 'It's About You, Baby' stamp set for this:

Patterned paper by Cosmo Cricket. Inside reads 'Relax'.

A couple of moms in my boys' school have expressed interest in crafting and asked me to do a class. So I did. This week, I did a card class and I managed to purchase 'Jolly Little Winter' set when Unity had a sale and included that in the class. Here are some samples that I've made:

Excuse the tint in the photos.... weather's been crap here and I can't take it outside and light's in the house is terrible.

Thanks for dropping by and have a good weekend! TTFN!

Thursday, 26 November 2009

>>> Got Ippity? <<<


OK, so after much consideration, I decided to bite the bullet and go for it! I'll be selling Ippity stamps. I was initially worried about time constraint but decided to give it a try and see how it goes. As an avid fan of Unity stamps, Ippity is the sister of Unity and the stamp images simply rock! How to resist them?

Here are the stamp images for Ippity:

Because Of You

Kissmas & Mistletoe

Simply Home


Just Wanted To Say

Straight From The Heart

Alphabetically Adorable

Life's Little Moments

I've set up a new blog for this venture so check it out if you're interested! TTFN!

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

>>> Butterfly Craft: Challenge 23 <<<

Been a while since I attempted LO challenges so when I saw this particular challenge over at Butterfly Crafts, I couldn't resist doing it. Challenge 23 asks to think about the things that make me happy. Well, there's a lot but what I cherish most is the time spent with my boys. I'm always looking forward to the holidays so that I can spend time with them.

LO created using Scarlet Lime Oct main kit with a bit of Webster Pages thrown in and of course, Unity's Nov scrapbooking stamp kit.

Have to say, this is one of my fav LOs created so far. TTFN!

>>>What A Treat! <<<

Had to make a quick dash to the Rag Market in B'ham town centre for this:

Lotsa gorgeous trimmings!

There's a guy who sells them and he's only at the Rag Market every Tuesday. Not surprisingly, his stall is always crowded and extremely popular. I was supposed to get some for a class I'm teaching tomorrow but of course, who can resist all the lovely trimmings so ended up getting a few different metres for myself! TTFN!

Sunday, 22 November 2009

>>> 365 Cards! <<<

Finally caught up with this week's challenges. Perhaps the cold and dismal weather here helped as I had no intention of going out at all! So spent the day crafting in my room while the kids went out shopping with their dad. So without further ado, here's this week challenges, with the majority of them in a Xmas theme! Had to take these photos at nite so apologies if the images aren't perfect.

Day 266: Colour Me This
The challlenge is to colour in an image not using markers especially of the alcoholic ones. So I turned to my watercolour pencils instead.

Played with this newly acquired image by Unity (which will be replicated in quite a few cards). And couldn't resist using my new Martha Stewart crown border punch! Luv the effect!

Day 265: Simply Put
This challenge asked for 1 piece of patterned paper, 1 embellishment and 1 sentiment! Here's mine:

The sentiment reads 'Season's Greetings' which is quite faint in the photo.

Day 264: Keep It To Yourself
The challenge is to to design a congratulatory card that uses decorations on the outside of the card to help convey the message on the inside of the card. The only non-Xmassy card but had to do this for a friend who is expecting a boy soon:

Inside reads 'Congrats'
Stamped images by Unity.

Day 263: Ad Inspired
Create a card based on this Ad:

Here's mine:

Dusted off my sewing machine and added a stitched border. Stamped image by Unity (again!)

Day 262: Colour Scheme
This is the colour scheme:

Here's my card based on it:

Took me a while to sort out the colour scheme but luv the overall effect!

Day 261: Card Recipe
The challenge is to follow this recipe:
4x4 Card
Red Background
Snowflakes (pattern, embellishments, any #, and any variety)
1 ribbon
stamped sentiment

Here's mine:

My sentiment is the stamped circle around the snowflake. It reads 'winter wonderland'.

Day 260: Super Sketchy Sunday
Here's the sketch:

And here's my take on it:

Looking at the sketch again, can't think why I had another sheet of paper on the bottom half??? Well, it was late when I did this!

Quite pleased I added more Xmas cards to my collection although I have a sneaky feeling it won't be enough!!! TTFN!

Friday, 20 November 2009

>>> Unity Friends With Flair! <<<

It's Friday again! Another opportunity to showcase Unity stamps! This week saw me receiving a parcel containing a fair amount of Unity stamps which included November scrapbooking kit as well as some a la carte stamps that I bought including 2 new CHA stamps. Lost no time in playing with the scrapbooking set and came up with this LO:

Made this LO for a friend's daughter who turns 10 next week. Patterned papers by Imaginisce Perfectly Posh. Made use of Nov SB kit, Bevy of Butterfly and Oct store kit.

Created a butterfly embellishment from the Bevy of Butterflies stamp set.

Made a card to go along with it as well and as the birthday gal plays the guitar, turned to Oct KOTM and made use of the guitar image:

Guitar's background has been embossed with Cuttlebug's Allegro embossing folder.

Thanks for dropping by. Have a great weekend. TTFN!

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

>>> On Display! <<<

I finally scrapped! Took out my Scarlet Lime Oct kit and did a LO for a challenge at UKScrappers. I used to follow the challenges but stopped during the summer hols and finally managed to find time to do it this week. Week 46 asked for a 'Thank You' LO.

Had only an hour to do this LO so kept it simple! Photo of moi & dad! Played with my loopy punches and misting spray.

Feels good to scrap again. Now I need time to myself to just indulge! TTFN!

>>> On Display: Banana Frog! <<<

It was my turn to blog on Banana Frog blog and my project focussed on party stuff. I'm always trying to find ways of maximising my stamps and created a birthday badge as well as 'thank you' tags.

Using That Takes The Cake (luv that set), coloured the cupcake, applied glossy accents and added beads to it. Add a bar pin at the back and it becomes a birthday badge.

Rather than a thank you card, I prefer making tags as they are more usable than cards! This will go into the party bags, thanking each guest for coming.

I decided that I would create a boy's badge and I made use of the latest stamp set, Retro Space. With my youngest's birthday in a couple of months, what better than to start early:

The badge

The 'thank you' tag.

No doubt I will extend it to party games later....


Alert: Blog Giveaway.

I have this 'I Heart You' stamp set to give away, courtesy of Banana Frog. Simply leave a comment and I'll do a draw at the end of this month. Open to everyone (including internationals). Thanks for dropping by! TTFN!

Saturday, 14 November 2009

>>> Saturday! <<<

Today was one heck of a day. SIL and her boys popped over and we headed to the Frankfurt Xmas Fair in the town centre. Typical Brit weather.... started out sunny but then it started to drizzle and became gloomy! Still, can't let the weather beat us.

The Fair was certainly much bigger than last year. There were the same usual stuff and of course, German food too. We didn't stay long but still the boys had fun on this:

Photos didn't come out sharp but hey, it's the memories that count!

Lunch was at our fav Chinese restaurant and we had tim sum again! Yay! The afternoon saw me hosting a crafting party for a friend's daughter. I had a great time and so did the gals. They managed to create 3 items which they proudly showed off to their parents.

Immediately after, had a curry nite which didn't end till midnite! Gosh, I was thoroughly knackered by then! It was off to bed instead of crafting! TTFN!

Friday, 13 November 2009

>>> Unity Friends With Flair! <<<

Welcome to another week of Friends with Flair. Luv Friday, not because it's showcase time but it's the start of the weekend! Yay! Always looking forward to the weekend as there's so much happening each time.

Recently received my Oct store kit and I lost no time in playing with it!

Created a rather simple Xmas card. I feel like I'm running out of time creating them.

Another snowman image from the set. Luv this particular image. Patterned paper by Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses. Can't see from the photo but it's stamped with Brilliance inkpad and appears a little sparkly. (Card also created for a card challenge site).

The pin cushion has to be my all time fav image. Image coloured using Promarkers.

Thanks for dropping by. Do check out what the other Unity fans have done too. I get such fabulous inspiration from them. While you are at the blog, Unity is also having a 30% discount on all stamps (only this weekend) at their site. Have a lovely weekend! TTFN!

>>> 365 Cards! <<<

A catch-up on some of the challenges. Another hectic week again. So glad it's the weekend. I tell ya, I appreciate my weekends more and more each time! Anyway, here's a few challenges that I've managed to complete:

Day 257: Picture This
This is the inspiration:

Here's my lip-smacking delight (which reminds me I need to make some cupcakes soon):

Stamped images from Banana Frog's That Takes The Cake. Coloured using Promarkers. Check out the new EK Success border punch I got. Found out it can even punch fairly thick cardstock! Fab!!!

Day 256: Perfect Pair
The challenge is to use ric rac and button on a card. Here's my offering:

Snowman image from Unity Oct store kit. Patterned papers by Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses.

Day 255: Let's Patch Things Up
The challenge is to add a patch to the card. Here's my effort:

The patch appears behind the sentiment. It's a Unity image. Recently purchased this Magnolia image. Can't say I'm a fan but I do collect certain seasonal images. Image coloured using Promarkers (recently bought some new colours).

Thanks for dropping by... TTFN!