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Thursday, 31 July 2008

Hurry hurry , less than an hour to go for blog candy!

So you all better get your skates on and pop over to Toni's blog and leave a message to be in for a shot of her candy. Good luck to you all

Animal Magic Cutie




Well what do you know .... managed another combo!!! Must be on a roll tonight or just playing catchup, lol. I think pink and green is one of my fave colour combos now, I really think they go together so well. Challenge #10 by A spoonful of sugar was to include an animal on your card. This was such a real cute stamp that I couldn't resist making it up. The great sketch was from cutie Sunday and I will certainly be back to have a look at next weeks challenge. Almost forgot to mention, my oval nesties arrived yesterday - woohoo!!!! Just waiting for my circles to come now .... shouldn't be too much longer now ;-)


Sugar Nellie coloured with prismacolors, papers by boho chicc 'Lauren' pack, ribbon, flowers and brads from stash

Wednesday, 30 July 2008

1 card 2 challenges (again)







Well it is sort of 2 challenges. I have used the sketch for Katharina's GD call so fingers crossed she like it. Had probs with camera so had to scan my card and think I may have been too late to enter (sob). I don't think I had a chance really but was nice to try. The other challenge is for Cute Card Thursday - they wanted to see a card with something that would grow .... flowers hopefully will do the job!
Sweet Art Ebony coloured with Prismacolours, papers are Boho chic and Simply Elegant, cuddlybuddly sentiment stamp, nesties, ribbon, flowers and brad from stash


Tuesday, 29 July 2008

It is blog candy time again

This time Jacqui has some wonderful candy up for grabs for 1 lucky person. Please pop over to her blog and leave her some love. Anyone can enter for a chance to win these fab goodies so what are you all waiting for???? Congratulations hun on passing 10,000 hits - woohoo!!

Sarah Kay


Here is a card I have made over the past couple of days. The good weather has finally managed to coax me outside and I have spent the most gorgeous day on the east coast with hubby. Anyway, back to this card, lol. The challenge is to use a great scallop sketch as the layout for your card. I have to admit, this is one of my faves so far.

Sarah Kay coloured with prismacolours, papers from making memories boho chic lauen multipack, ribbon, flowers and brads from stash, gems from PM

Sunday, 27 July 2008

Happy Birthday Dad!!!!!!!!!!


Just want to wish my dear dad a very happy birthday. The good old Spanish postal service hasn't managed to get my card to him on time but hopefully it will be there tomorrow. Have a wonderful day dad and sorry I am so far way on your special day. Love you loads xxx


Tilda & Co


Phew, got this one in just in the nick of time ... thank goodnes for nights when you cannot sleep, lol. This week over on Tilda & co the theme was bugs ... urgh. Well not to bad really, as long as they are somewhere on your card. I found these tiny punched butterflies that I pinched from my mum earlier this year (knew they would come in handy sometime, hehehehe). Due to it being sooooooo late I have scanned my pic in but will take proper piccie in the morning .. goodnight everyone ...... watch the bed bugs don't bite (sorry for the dreadful link).




Tilda coloured with prismacolors, background image from crafters companion 'cute companions', flowers used to cover stamping blip (hence strange position)!!, ribbon from stash

Saturday, 26 July 2008

Who wants some candy???


I do, I do, lol, bet you all will do too once you have seen what is up for grabs. My dear friend Bev has some wonderful treats in store for one lucky person. Goodies include a great selection of Hanglar & Stanglar stamped images (I want these sooooooo bad), some of her beautiful crochet flowers and also lots more yummy things. Congratulations on passing the 15,000 hits, you go girl. Whilst you are all there please take time to look at the most beautiful cards Bev has made and then if you have a look on the right hand side you will see a link to her website - you MUST check out the incredible eggs she makes. This is one seriously talented lady, and a very nice one too - congrats hun!!!

Friday, 25 July 2008

Ooooooh ... I have an award

Thankyou once again Bev for thinking of me with this award, what a perfect end to the week!!!!! Ok, so is what it's all about........

It's the Wylde Women Award and the rules are:

1. You can give it to one or one hundred or any number in between - it's up to you. Make sure you link to their site in your post.

2. Link back to this blogsite (http://www.tammyvitale.com//) so Tammy can go visit all these wonderful women.and remember the Purpose of the Award: To send love and acknowledgment to women who brighten your day, teach you new things and live their lives fully with generosity and joy.

Ok, so here are a few that I think deserve it too (there are quite a few people I wish I could give it to but they don't have blogs!!!!)
I expect afew of these don't really know who I am but I just wanted to thank them for leaving comments on my cards and making me feel good about this great hobby! Thanks for all the encouragement ladies - it really DOES make my day;-)

Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Nolan's Monster!!


I am sure you all know about Fred, she said's blog but do you know about the up and coming artist they have??? No...... where have you all been??! It would appear that Nolan (mega talented son) has inherited the artistic gene and has produced this fab image. Please, please all pay a visit to the blog , download the image and then make a card straight away. For every card posted to their blog Nolan will get a little extra in his pocket money. I can't wait to see what he comes up with in the future - thankyou Nolan for this brilliant image!

Nolan's monster coloured with prismas, paper from PB inspirations warm tones paper pack, studio g sentiment stamp heat embossed with green tinsel EP, brads by PM, ribbon from Wilkinsons, flowers from stash.

2 challenges - 1 card ... PTW & OCC

I loved making this card, I still adore the magnolia stamps and I also got to open some new papers that I have just bought (no more stroking, lol). I managed 2 challenges with this card today. First challenge was this great sketch by Katharina over on PTW . I dont have my circle nesties yet or any templates for circles so just cut around an old cd with my craft knife .... it worked first time which amazed me (phew, didn't waste any of my yummy paper!!). The second challenge was to use dry embossing, my invaluable nesties provided the embossing for the chance to win a great prize on OCC provided but Marcie. On a personal note, I have just ordered my 3rd set of nesties from her and she has great prices and is very pleasant (go check her out).

Magnolia stamp coloured with prismas, papers from making memories boho chic/lauren and also PM simply elegant paper pack, nesties from spellbinders, papermania accent sticker (freebie in creativity magazine), DCWV sentiment sticker, flowers and brads from stash.

Cute Card Thursday #19

Here is my card for this weeks challenge by CCT but I am not happy with it at all. I hate it when that happens but never mind, lol. I used a sketch by Katharina that she is using for a chance at being a guest designer but have decided not to use this card as an entry. Hopefully I will get a few more cards made this week, I have had a rotten head for a couple of days but am feeling on top of the world again - woohoo!

PennyBlack stamp coloured with Prismas, papers from Dovecraft Retro Floral Prints pack and PM Inspirations cool tones pack, sentiment stamp from cuddlybuddly heat embossed with green tinsel EP, butterfly from The Range, Ribbon and flower from stash.

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

I have a shiny award


Thankyou so much Bev for this, my very first award .... ever!!!! I was so pleased to wake up to this today because I had gone to bed early last night with a horrid headache. You certainly made me feel a whole lot better. Now the difficult bit... I have to pick 5 others to dedicate it to. If it was for fantastic blogs that would be easy but it is for people who follow my blog ... hellooooooo.... is there anyone out there????? I am such a newbie here in blogland so will choose as best I can.

So here are the rules............
1. Only 5 people allowed.
2. 4 have to be dedicated followers of your blog
3. one has to be someone new or recently new to your blog and live in another part of the world.
4. you must link back to whoever gave you the award.quite simple really it is a way of saying thankyou to those who take time out for wonderful comments to boost your day.


and here are my choices...
Bev (I know you visit, lol)
Jacqui
Lorraine
Mandy
Katharina

phew, there you go, thankyou ladies for either commenting on my cards, making me feel welcome in blogland or inspiring me

Sunday, 20 July 2008

Dr who... for Stu

Here is the 2nd card this week for friends and family. It is for my friends boyfriend and he is mad on Dr Who. Finally a male card that wasn't too difficult to make. I didn't have any dark pearlescent card so I used this dark grey pearlescent paper as a wrap for the card. Used my top score board from crafters companion for the embossed lines and finished off with a few peel offs. I even made a box for this card which turned out great. Stuart's birthday isn't until next weekend but my friend loves it.




The third card I made this week is for my dad, but I will post it next week just incase he has a sneaky peek on my blog, lol.

A couple of cards for friends and family

I have had a busy week this week making cards for friends and family ... why is it always last minute with me???? Anyway, I am going to have to try and make a few next week for some challenges - I am missing them!!!! This cute little teddy is for my niece Emily. She is 4 tomorrow and this fab bear is from cuddlybuddly . I just enlarged the image and cut out to make a cute shaped card. Added loads of glitter glue to the dots and voila - a nice easy card that went down a treat (she couldn't/wouldn't wait til tomorrow to open it)!!!

Saturday, 19 July 2008

Guest designer for Sketches by Tamara ..... that's me!!

Oh my goodness, can you believe it ... I can't!!!!! I am still so excited to have been asked by Tamara and feel so honoured. Even more suprisingly is that I managed to keep it secret all week - I have been longing to tell everyone. I love Tamara's sketches so jumped at the chance to be guest designer for the week. I had to chose one of her sketches that I liked and then make a card using the sketch. I hope you all have a look at her blog and take part in her weekly challenges. She also has a new layout every week for all you scrapbookers out there too!! Thanks Tamara for asking me - you really have made my week!!

Sarah Kay image coloured with prisma pencils, corner scrolls using cuttlebug vintage dies, paper from PM creative tones - raspberry champagne paper stack, brads and flowers from stash.


Thursday, 17 July 2008

Tilda & Co - Distressed Tilda

This week on Tilda & Co we had to make a card that was grungy, distressed and well .... just not me at all, lol. No lovely shades of lilac allowed for me. But ... the good news is that my Prisma pencils and nesties finally arrived so I had a great excuse to play.


Tilda coloured with Prismas (woohoo!!), paper from PM Inspirations warm tones pack, embellishments from stash, corner and sentiment stamp from studio G


Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Sketch Saturday #7 & PTW Teenage Kicks challenge

Good evening, here is my card for these 2 challenges (yep, managed another combo). It should have been ready last night but the unimaginable happened ..... I completely ran out of double sided tape!!!!! Fear not, I am well stocked up again so panic over ;0)

Thought I would try something completely different for the challenge by PTW and had some real fun with the holographic card and bright colours. Of course, this meant it was a nightmare to get a decent picture of it but the card is bright pink and totally girly. There is also a little sneaky peak of some electric blue used for matting and layering too. The sketch on Sketch Saturday was so easy to use and will be one that I will definately use again in the future.


Ignore all my rants over scanning etc - discovered a great tutorial by Katharina on how to take pictures of your cards ... I have added her to my fave blogs so please check out her work. I have now uploaded the new picture of my card which is so much clearer - woohoo!!

Image by Pink Petticoat coloured with watercolour pencils,Holographic card from Home Bargains (total steal at only 59p for 16 A4 sheets!!), sentiment strips from The Range, flower, brads and gems from stash..... and not forgetting my double sided tape from good old Wilkinsons!

Sunday, 13 July 2008

Sarah Kay Challenge - week 2

This week we were given a really lovely sketch to follow. There are some beautiful cards made by the DT and I recommend you all go and have a look at these wonderful creations. Think I must be feeling summery again because I have another 'sunglasses required' colour scheme.

Image coloured with watercolour pencils, paper and sentiment sticker from DCWV's Butterflies and Blossoms range, scrolls from cuttlebug die, ribbon, flowers and brads from stash.

Duthch Dare - Challenge #5

This was so enjoyable, my very first Sweet Art Ebony card ... I am in love!! The challenge by Dutch Dare was to only use one piece of designer paper. I chose this beautiful paper from Dovecraft's Aquamarine Floral Print Pack and was immediately happy because it meant I could use lilac again guilt free.

Sweet Art Ebony coloured with watercolour pencils, frame from my mum (thanks), corners are a cuttlebug die, paper by Dovecraft, flowers and brads from stash.



Saturday, 12 July 2008

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - sketch #5

Gosh I can hardly believe it is time for the Penny Black Challenge again. I have to admit it is one of my favourites - they have such cute stamps. I am venturing into the land of bold colours today and finding an excuse to wear my sunglasses despite the fact that summer is a little reluctant to turn up this year.

Stamp coloured with watercolour pencils, papers from DCWV, sentiment stamp from Cuddlybuddly, flowers and brads from stash.

Thursday, 10 July 2008

Cute card Thursday & Sketch by Tamara

Good evening to you all, hope you are all ok. Well on this rainy Thursday evening I have managed to combine 2 challenges again. The challenge by Cute Card Thursday was to make a card for a child and the brilliant sketch (#52) was provided by Tamara . I think I will give this to my niece for her birthday - she will be 4 at the end of the month (but who knows, I might change my mind, lol)

Tilda coloured with watercolour pencils, papers from funky seasons cd, sentiment stamp from cuddlybuddly, sticker from DCWV, flowers and brads from stash.

More blog candy

Just spreading the word about some great blog candy over at Maya's blog. She is celebrating 10,000 visitors to her blog and I can see why, she has some great cards on display! So, if you would like the chance to win 140 Hanglar and Stanglar stamped images (and who wouldn't) then pop over and say hi.

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

OCC Sketch Challenge

I have resisted all temptation and avoided lilac completely for this weeks sketch challenge for Our Creative Corner . I have also used my cuttlebug for the very first time too (I love it!!!!) so looks like I will be spending more pennies on dies and folders from now on.

Recipe: Tilda coloured with watercolour pencils, papers - funky seasons + DCWV Retro Prints, cuttlebug dies for corners, ribbon, brads and flowers from stash.

Blog Candy

Just wanted to congratulate Frances on reaching 25,000 hits on her blog!!!! To celebrate she has some great blog candy up for grabs. Why don't you all pop over and have a look at her great cards!

1 card for 2 challenges

I am trying to catch up with a few challenges that I have missed and so decided to combine a couple of challenges into 1 card. I have used this cute bear for the Penny Black challenge whilst using the sketch from the Friday Sketchers challenge.


Recipe:


Dream a dream stamp from Penny Black coloured with water colour pencils. Sentiment stamp from Sudio G embossed with Green Tinsel EP. Olivine Essence Creative Tones paper by Papermania. Flowers, ribbons and brads from stash. No buttons from guilt of cutting up hubby's shirt for card!



Monday, 7 July 2008

One year on.....


I can hardly believe it is a year to the day since I made my first ever card. I remember sitting for about an hour at a blank piece of card wondering what on earth I was supposed to do with it. Where has the time gone I ask myself? Who knows but what fun these 12 months have been. I have tried so many new things and my mum has been there encouraging me all year. I think I am well and truly hooked and can't wait to see what the next year brings. Thought I would share my first card I made (told you I liked lilac, lol). Thankyou to everyone who has helped and inspired me, where would I be without you all!


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