Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Thank you flowers

The challenge this week at Stamp Something is a give thanks card... I used a Penny Black image kindly given me by Jo, the background paper is from Kay & Co, the flowers were coloured with whisper pens,and I used my favourite cuttlebug dots.

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Tuesday, 18 November 2008


This weeks Penny Black challenge was Monochromatic you can choose Black & White, or you can go with different shades of one colour so I opted for browns. I used the PB stamp Fantasy and embossed it with copper.

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Friday, 14 November 2008

I am so lucky

I had 2 presents in the post.

One was from Desire, go and check out her blog Doing Life so many lovely cards and scrapbook pages too, I was joint winner in a competition she ran, we have to guess the collective age of the group of 13 visiting Inkungu Lodge in the Drakensberg, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, for a scrapbooking break from 18-21 September, and we stood to win scrapbooking and cardmaking goodies. This is what she sent me.

The second present was from Linda from Linanna designs do go and check out her blog, there are gorgeous cards there. I helped her with posting the 'HERE IS MY CARD' onto challenges, and she said she was so grateful she sent me these goodies.

Thank you to you both for the lovely presents.


Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Sentiment only

This weeks challenge at Penny Blacks is to use a Penny Black sentiment stamp and no other images. So As I only have one Penny Black sentiment stamp it had to be 'Happy Birthday', I embossed it with gold, used yellow and cream striped backing paper and made my own flowers, the centres are stickles and finished it off with brown ribbon and some gold stars.

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Sunday, 9 November 2008

We Three Kings

This week challenge at Stamp Something is Simple Somethings. Make a card using only one layer of cardstock. It can be embellished, stamped, or coloured, anything you wish, but you must only use one layer. Wow! something I can do, so here it is.

I used a stampin up stamp from the Holy Triptych set, heat embossed it with gold, coloured it with watercolour pencils. The sentiment was computer generated with Park Avenue BT font, and then finished off with ribbon.

Thank you for looking ... Jose

Friday, 7 November 2008

First try at Spirelli

I had a fantastic day out yesterday, I went to Somerton to a monthly Trefoil craft club, this week I tried Spirelli for the first time, well yes I have a card to show but just wish I could show you some of the cards that Ann our tacher made, they really had the 'WOW' factor, anyway here is one I made.

and one showing the detail

this is something I want to do again, I found it quite relaxing, but a strain on my eye.

Thank you for looking ... Jose

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

I've been tagged

I have been tagged by Jo and she wants to know -

Things I love
  • Family
  • Friends
  • Crafting
  • Chatting

Things I don't love

  • Cold weather
  • Swimming cus I can't
  • Bananas

Favourite food & Drink

  • Roast Beef
  • Curries
  • Black coffee and red wine.

Songs on my play list / Ipod

  • Don't have an Ipod
  • Not really a music person.


Blue Christmas

This week the theme on the High Hopes challenge blog is to create a Christmas card, but not with traditional Christmas colours. I chose to use blue, used one of my stamps from the Stampin Up Holy Triptych set and embossed it with silver pearl embossing powder, used my cuttlebug dots embossing folder for the blue backing, finished it of with a bit of ribbon, and finally for the corners I used rhinestone so very kindly sent to me by Joan.
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Monday, 3 November 2008

Peace on Earth

This week Penny Blacks challenge is 'Get Sparkly' so I have used my Penny Black stamp Peace on Earth

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