Monday, 24 November 2008

SaWo No 30 - Split Negative Technique

Here is my card for Saturday's Workout challenge N0 30.

- " A new week and a new theme at Saturday’s Workout. This week a new technique for you: “Split Negative”.

I have used
- Stamp Rubbadubbadoo
- Inks: Versamark and ColorBox Colonial Blue
- EP Detail Clear, White Opaque
- Papers from Making Cards magazine

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #8 - Decoupage

These cards are for Secret Crafter Saturday challenge#8

"This time I decided to go for a theme:-
I would love to see your layered images whether it's a digital image, decoupage papers or a layered stamped image - it's up to you!"

I love Jolly Nation's Decoupage papers - no cutting required!
I have also used the printed papers from DCWV and Papermania.

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Crazy Amigo Challenge -Blue-Red

Here is my first card for Crazy Amigo Challenge - Blue-Red.

"This week Evi chose, as she says herself, a funny colorcombination; Blue and Red. What do you make with this colorcombination?"

I have used:
- Glossy cardstock
- Stamps: Stamp n' Stor, Rubbadubbadoo
- Inks Adirondack Stonewashed, Denim, Red Pepper, VersaFine Onyx Black
- EP Detail Clear

Monday, 20 October 2008

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #3 -"Blue, White and a little bit of snowflake!"

The challenge at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week is to use blue, white and a little bit of snowflake on any project.

"This week there is no sketch but a theme, set by the lovely KIM which is "Blue, White and a little bit of snowflake!". Again any project can be made as long as it fits with the theme."

I have used:
- Paper DCWV, HOTP
- Stamps Serendipity
- Inks VersaMark, Ancient Page Indigo
- Embossing Powder Stamp-N-Stuff White Opaque
- Provo Craft Embossing Folders Swiss Dots and Snowflakes

Monday, 13 October 2008

Cute Card Thursday Challenge - Buttons+Bows, Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #2

Here is my card for Cute Card Thursday and Secret Crafter Saturday challenges.
I have used:
-Paper DCWV The Christmas Stack
- The image Jolly Nation Decoupage
- Ribbons, buttons from my stash

Saturday, 11 October 2008

Daring Cardmakers challenge - Gotta Wear Shades

This card is for Daring Cardmakers challenge - Bright.

"This week your challenge is to be
Bright! Clashy is good, hot colours are good, anything super duper bright is good too."

I have used:
- Paper DCWV
- Stamps Inkadinkado
- Prismacolor pencils, Liquid Pearls, Stickles
- Spellbinders Die Tepmplates

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

ISMAKI challenge # 31

Here is my card for ISMAKI challenge #31
"The option is “star” but it doesn’t have to be a litteral interpretation!!"
I have used:
- Paper from my stash
- Stamps: Rubbadubbadoo, The Stamp Bug
- Blending Chalks
- Ink VersaFine Onyx Black

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Friday Sketchers - Sketch 19, Arty Girlz - Birthday

This card is for Friday Sketchers - Sketch 19 and Arty Girlz - Birthday challenges.
This weeks sketch is by Heidi from Norway and it's great!!
Supplies I have used:
- Paper: some from Crafty Individuals and some from my stash
- Stamps Crafty Individuals and Elusiveimages
- Inks: Distress Shabby Shutters, Dusty Concord, Worn Lipstick, Broken China
Adirondack Lettuce, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, Alcohol inks: Rasin, Oregano, Denim, Wild Plum
- Stamp-N-Stuff Detail Black Embossing Powder
- Tiles from my stash

Sunday, 14 September 2008

Cute Card Thursday Challenge - Cats and Dogs

This card is for Cute Card Thursday challenge - Cats and Dogs.
I have used templates from Papercraft essentials issue 33, Christmas paper from Making Cards magazine, Prismacolor Pencils, Sansador, Paper Stumps, Stickles Star Dust and Icicle.
Hope you like these Carol singing cats :)

Saturday, 30 August 2008

Thank God It's Friday - Women

This card is for Thank God It's Friday challenge - Women.

Supplies I have used:
- Black Cardstock
- Stamps: Artifacts, Fancy Pants, Hero Arts
- Inks: Distress inks Worn Lipstick, Broken China, Spiced Marmalade
Opalite inks Glacier Blue, Crystal Blush, Wordic Ice
Brilliance Moonlight White
Versafine Onyx Black

Sunday, 10 August 2008

Daring Cardmakers challenge - Scrumdiddlyumptious

Here is my card for Daring Cardmakers challenge:


"All things foodie - feature a food you associate with summer and sunny days (just to remind us of those summer feelings)
We're looking forward to drooling over strawberries and cream, icecream sundaes, and long, cool cocktails - we're sure you'll make our mouths water with your delicious cards, so please pop back and leave a message so we can see what you've come up with for this dare."

I bought a new mini collection "You are one in A Melon" from Pink Petticoat yesterday and decided to use it straight away :) Love the Pink Petticoat papers and images!!

Saturday, 9 August 2008

Cute Card Thursday challenge - The two of us

This card is for Cute Card Thursday challenge - "The two of us".

"This week the theme is 'The two of us'
We would like you to use two of something on your card, it could be 2 people, 2 animals or 1 of each, we love to see your own interpretation as always!"

Supplies used:
- Paper from Pink Petticoat
- Stamp La Blanche
- Prismacolor pencils, Sansador, Paper Stumps
- Printed letters and frame from LetteringDelights
- Glitter pens

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Katharina's sketch # 8

This card is for Papertake Weekly Challenge.
"Onto this weeks sketch by Katharina - it's another brilliant one, which I'm sure I'll use again! Those who are new to sketches, yes, you can rotate/flip the sketch as some of the designers have shown us this week - as long as you can see the sketch somewhere in the design lol!"
Supplies used:
- Paper K&Co Poppy Pad
- Stamps See-D's, HOTP
- Inks Archival Library Green, Cobalt
- Cuttlebug embossing folders Swiss Dots, Spots & Dots
- Punch Doily Lace Edge from Martha Stewart

Thursday, 31 July 2008

Sarah Kay challenge - week 4

This card is for Sarah Kay challenge (maybe a little late :)

"*Week 4* Scallop SketchBelow you will see a sketchPlease make your work using the Sketch as your guide,You can rotate the sketch & even resize the Elements if you would like to,But do not move the elements around,As long as we can still see the original sketch layout and can be easily recognised then that is fine!Please remember your work must include at least one Sarah Kay image."
I have fallen in love with Jane Dean's technique "the scalloped doodling around buttons" that I have seen in Scrapbook inspirations issue 42. I have decided to use this technique in my card. Hope you like the result :)
Supplies I have used:
- Paper from DCWV
- Stamps Sarah Kay, Stamp-A-Scene by Posh Impression
- Inks: StazOn Jet Black, Ancient Page Pine, Aegean Blue
- Prismacolor pencils, Paper Stumps, Zest -It -Pencil Blend
- Blending chalks
- Galaxy Markers
- Fold -It - Bows template from HOTP
- Buttons

Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Papertake Weekly challenge - Cool Yule!

Here is my card for the Papertake Weekly Challenge - Cool Yule!

"This weeks challenge is to make a Christmas card! Yes, about 5 months to Christmas now so the countdown begins for us crafters!!!"

Supplies used:

- Paper Pink Petticoat
- Stamps Rubbadubbadoo
- Inks: StazOn Jet Black, Archival Teal
- Whispers Strokes pen for doodling
- Pearlescent Glue: Light Blue, Gold, White

Sunday, 27 July 2008

Cute Card Thursday challenge - Things that grow!

This card is for Cute Card Thursday challenge 20 Things that grow! :

"The obvious things would be plants etc but really there are lots more things that grow, we look forward to seeing your own interpretations!"

I have had these stamps for a couple of years but I have never used them, I do not even know the name of the company that makes these set of stamps. Thanks to this challenge I have used them at last! :)))

Supplies used:
- Kim Hodges designer paper from K & Co
- Stamps
- Inks: StazOn, Brilliance
- Prismacolor Pencils, Paper Stump, Zest -It -Pencil Blend
- Eyelets
- Raffia

Sunday, 6 July 2008

Cute Card Thursday challenge - The Great Outdoors

The challenge this week was to make any card with the theme "The Great Outdoors".

I have just received my new Sarah Kay stamps (love them!) and decided to play with one of them.

Supplies used:
- Stamps: Sarah Kay, Papirloffet, Posh Impressions
- Inks: StazOn, Ancient Page
- Galaxy Markers
- Whispers Strokes pens
- Prismacolor Pencils, Paper Stump, Zest-It-Pencil Blend
- Blending Chalks
- Rainbow cardstock
- Buttons

Thursday, 19 June 2008

Cute Card Thursday challenge - Birthday Card

This card is for Cute Card Thursday challenge 15 - Make A Birthday Card.

I have used:

Paper from DCWV

Stamps - Magnoloia and INCA

Prismacolor Pencils, Paper Stump, Zest-It-Pencil Blend

Prima flowers, ribbon, brads

Monday, 16 June 2008

Tilda & Co and Beate's Weekend Sketch challenges

This card is for Tilda & Co Serendipity and Beate's Weekend Sketch challenges.
I have used:
Printed Paper from Simply Cards & Papercraft issue 43
Magnolia Tilda stamp
Prismacolor pencils, Zest -It Pencil Blend, Paper Stump
Whispers pens for doodling

Thursday, 12 June 2008

Arty Girlz challenge - Faces

This card is for Arty Girlz challenge - Faces.

"This weeks challenge theme is 'FACES' we would love to see FACES on your Art Work."
Supplies used:
Glossy White Cardstock
Ancient Page Dye inks in several complementary colours
Stamps from Autumn Leaves, Fancy Pants, Rubbadubbadoo, Anita's.

Sunday, 24 February 2008

4X4 Friday Challenge - Watercolours

The 4x4 Friday challenge this week was Watercolours. "Create a 4×4 this week using watercolors somewhere on your 4×4! Could be for a background, around an image-just use your imagination!"

I have used watercolours everywhere on my card. :) I have used Ecoline Liquid Watercolour for the background, Watercolour pencils for painting the images.

All suplies I have used:
Rainbow Cardstock
Watercolour Paper
Watercolour Pencils
Ecoline Liquid Watercolours - White, Turquoise Blue, Red Violet, Green
Stamps from Past Time Stamps, Posh Impressions Stamp - A- Scene, Rubbadubbadoo.
StazOn Jet Black, Ancient Page Pine inks
Aqua-Flo brush

Saturday, 23 February 2008

Thank God It's Friday challenge - Backgrounds

This card is for Thank God It's Friday challenge - Backgrounds.

"This week we thought about a challenge from which we hope that
all of you will have great inspirations:
We want you to create a background on your own - please do
not use background-paper you have buyed anywhere else."

I have used Textured Pearls technique for making background for this card.
Supplies used: Bazzill Basic, Rainbow, Black cardstocks
White Tissue Paper
Art & Craft White Glue
Perfect Pearls - Sunflower Sparkle, Blush, Green Patina, Berry Twist, Blue Patina
See - D's and Rubbadubbadoo Stamps
StazOn Jet Black Ink
Prismacolor Pencils, Paper Stump, Zest-It Pencil Blend
Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust Pens
Blending Chalks
Ribbon and Beads

Tuesday, 19 February 2008


This card is for ISMAKI challenge sketch No 7

Supplies : gold cardstock, Oriental style vellum and paper, All Night Media stamps, StazOn Jet Black ink.

Sunday, 17 February 2008


The Scrummy Stash Cafe challenge this week was all about shapes.

"We challenge you to create a project that is focussed on just one shape. So it could be circles, triangles (!!!), flowers etc."

I have used Modern Grid technique from Patstamps Technique Junkie Newsletter on my card. As you can see I have made this card with a lot of squares. I have used water soluble soft pastels for painting and Autumn Leaves Flowers stamps for stamping. Finally I have added some doodles for the finishing touch. I have really enjoyed making this card because it was great fun!

Thursday, 7 February 2008


The Arty Girlz challenge this week is Frames.
"This week's challenge is 'Frames' so you could use cardstock to make a frame, do a stitched frame, a buttoned frame, alter a frame, doodle a frame.... there's so much you can do for this challenge and we can't wait to see what you come up with."
I was inspired by Marieke Vermeulen's frames a couple of months before and I have decided to use her idea for framing my granddaughter's photo.
Although it may look like a layout, it is actually a card 5,5"x5,5" in size.
She is a very Girly Girl so there are a lot of flowers surrounding her photo. I thought it would be my entry for Paper Take Weekly challenge "Blooming Gorgeous".
"This weeks challenge 'Blooming Gorgeous!' is to use floral embellishments on your projects! These could be Prima's, silk, wire stemmed, die cut, handcut etc! etc!So please join us again this week and help make all our crafty blogs 'Blooming Gorgeous'!!"
I have used the paper from K&Co and ProvoCraft, the accent stickers from Papermania, DCWV and K&Co.

Saturday, 2 February 2008


This week Daring Cardmakers challenge is Red and White! "...we decided on a colour combination for a change. We want you to design a card using only RED AND WHITE on your cards- it doesn't have to be a Valentine themed card - it can be any theme- as long as use incorporate RED and WHITE on it."
Here is my card....
I have used the papers from Pink Petticoat and the stamp from Rubber Stampede.

Wednesday, 30 January 2008


The challenge this week over on Papertake Weekly is " 'Heart's Desire!'. Please could we see some hearts (or a heart lol!) on your cards this week? Already done your Valentine's cards? How about doing a Wedding / Anniversary / engagement or birthday card! We don't mind which - as long as there's a heart or two...or three.....!!!"

Here is my entry. I have used the papers and the sentiment from Pink Petticoat, the stamp from Fancy Pants. I have printed the flowers templates (from Pink Petticoat) on transparency film, cut them and added them to polka dot paper.

Tuesday, 29 January 2008


This card is for ISMAKI challenge blog. I liked this sketch very much!

I have used the papers and embellishments from K&Co and Autumn Leaves stamp. I have stamped, embossed the image with white powder, added the doodles...that's all ! :)

Tuesday, 22 January 2008

Daring Cardmakers - Hide and Seek. ISMAKI - Sketch 3

The Daring Cardmakers challenge this week was "Hide and Seek".
"I'd like you to make a card which has a hidden component of some sort.The hidden part could be a tag, a concealed photo, message or something along those lines, maybe a pull-out or pop-up.Anything goes as long as there's something extra for the recipient to find on your card that's not immediately visible when they open the envelope."

I made this card using the Sketch 3 from ISMAKI challenge blog.
I have used the papers from K & Co and Sugar Nellie stamp.

Sunday, 20 January 2008

The Scrummy Stash Cafe challenge

The Scrummy Stash Cafe challenge this week is to use 3 pieces of chipboard. Here is my card.... I have used 7 pieces of chipboard! :)) All of them and the paper are from Brenda Pinnick kit.

Wednesday, 16 January 2008

Arty Girlz challenge

This card is for Arty Girlz challenge. We were asked to use Red on our projects.

Unfortunatelly this is not the true red. It is actually very beautiful crimson colour but a camera does not give the true colour. :(

The papers and the sentiment are from Pink Petticoat, the paper lace from Lakeland Limited, Jazzy brads are from Buttons Galore, Funky Foam Hearts came from a magazine like 'freebie'.

Saturday, 12 January 2008

Me and My Shadow - Daring Cardmakers challenge

This week Daring Cardmakers challenge is Me and My Shadow :

"I want you to create not just one but TWO cards ! But wait........there's more ! I want both cards to contain the same embellishments and papers, ribbons etc- but arranged in a different way for a different occasion....the only thing being different is the wording....I'll let you have different wording ! (How nice of me eh?) I'm well aware this is a really hard challenge, and that I have thrown everyone into 2008 off the deep end....but go on- give it a go - I DARE YOU !"

I loved this challenge and here is mine.

The all papers I have used are from Pink Petticoat, the brads are from HOTP, the different ribbons - can't remember where from :) I have stamped both sentiments on the same pink polka dot paper and cut flowers from the Pink Petticoat paper.

Wednesday, 9 January 2008

Buttons - Arty Girlz challenge

This week challenge at Arty Girlz is to use buttons on layout, card, ATC, etc. Here is my entry.

I have used stamps from Elusive Images and Fancy Pants. The papers are from DCWV.

Monday, 7 January 2008

A Gothic Arch - Wednesday Stamper challenge

A bit late but here is my first attempt at a Gothic Arch - the Wednesday Stamper challenge for this week but I'll keep on trying! :)) For making background I used wax paper, salt, Adirondack inks.