Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Normal service has been resumed.....

Oh happy day! Yes its finally here, the first day of school!!!

Our eldest son started College yesterday, son #2 started Senior school this morning and only 10 minutes ago son #3 started his final year at Primary school. That leaves me with just my little princess to amuse, and seeing as she enjoys a good colouring session as much as her mummy, I might actually be able to make something!

I decided to write off the last 2 weeks of the school holiday as far as crafting went as we took another short camping trip over the Bank Holiday weekend, and when we returned I had so much washing, ironing and labelling of school clothes to do it took up every spare moment!

But now that (relative) peace has descended upon our household once more, I'm looking forward to catching up on reading my blogs which have been sadly neglected over the summer, and finally playing with some challenges!


Becky :)

Monday, 24 August 2009

The Sugar Bowl challenge #17

My card today has been made following the sketch by the talented Judy over The Sugar Bowl for challenge #17.

The 'please include' part of the challenge this time around was to include handmade flowers. I made mine using the Woodware Christmas Flower multiflower punch. I coloured some white cardstock using the same Copic markers that I coloured my Gorjuss girl with, layered them up and finished them with either a button or gem.

TFL and have a good week,

Becky :)

Sunday, 23 August 2009


Hello everybody!

Almost every muscle in my body is aching as I sit here to post my latest card! My hubby convinced me to join the Gym with him and we've spent a sweaty hour or so in there today. I know it'll benefit me in the long run, but at the moment that isn't helping my sore thighs!

Anyway, back to business. This is my entry for 2 challenges, the challenge over at Cupcake Craft Challenge to celebrate their 1st birthday, and the sketch challenge over at Friday Sketchers.

The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week was 'Something Sweet', with an optional extra to add cupcakes to your card. I don't know about you but I think these gorgeous cupcakes are very 'sweet' and look good enough to eat (which isn't saying much as I haven't eaten cake in over 2 weeks now!). The sketch for my card is by the lovely Carole over at Friday Sketchers and I really enjoyed playing with it.

The papers are BG Urban Prairie and as usual I've added some sparkle and glossy accents!

Tfl, hope you like it!

Becky :)

Monday, 17 August 2009

Truly Scrumptious #13

This is the first card I've been able to make in over a week and it feels great to have finally created something!
This is my take on the sketch for challenge #13 over at Truly Scrumptious, which was designed by Mina, and included the added challenge to add some bling! The prize this time around is a great stamp set from Alota Stamps.
I used the gorgeous Winter Miss Anya and some bargain papers that I bought last christmas. The bling came courtesy of the little gems and the glitter paper that I used to back Miss Anya on to.
I've found it hard to get back into any sort of routine since we returned from our holiday, and having the children off school doesn't help either as all the time that I can usually spend crafting is now being taken up by 'bored' children!
Becky :)

Saturday, 8 August 2009

Anyone for Anya DT entry

Well, I'm back in the land of indoor plumbing!!

I've been away for a weeks camping trip to Bridlington with hubby, 3 of our children (our 16 year old won't be seen in public with us for any significant period of time!) his parents, his sister and her 4 year old son. We had a great time and for the most part the weather stayed fine, but when it rained it poured! So much so that hubby joked about getting Trench Foot, at least I think he was joking!

Anyway, here is my card that I have submitted to Dawny P as my entry for the design team for the new challenge blog Anyone for Anya?

To say that I was cutting it fine to get my entry in on time for the midnight deadline is a complete understatement, the time stamp on my email to Dawny showed as 23:59:28!

Whilst I was on holiday my lovely postman brought me the Wild Raspberry paper pack by K & Co and I just loved the colours so I had to use it! I coloured Miss Anya with my copic markers and as usual at the moment, I added glossy accents and a touch of sparkle with my clear Spica pen. The handbag charm had remained in my stash since I bought it about a month ago so I felt it was about time I used one, and the buttons are a combination of Basic Grey and Stampin' Up which fitted my colour scheme perfectly!

I made a New Years Resolution to myself (which I rarely do) which was to try and get on a design team at some point during this year, so at least I've given it a shot!

Thanks for looking,

Becky :)

Sunday, 26 July 2009

Anyone for Anya? Fantastic news for Anya-addicts!

If you love Anya stamps by The Greeting Farm as much as I do then you will be as excited as me at the news of a new challenge blog dedicated to these little beauties!

Anyone for Anya has been set up by the fabulous Dawny P and they are currently looking for more DT members so if you want to have a shot at joining them all you have to do is make a card using your favourite Anya or Greeting Farm image and send it in by 8th August!

Have a great Sunday everyone!

Becky :)

Friday, 24 July 2009

Wedding congratulations - Truly Scrumptious and Colour Create challenges.

Good evening everyone, I hope you're all ready for the weekend!

My sister Kristie is getting married tomorrow and this is the card that I have made for the occasion.

I've used the Truly Scrumptious challenge #12 card sketch and included the additional challenge of using beads on your card. As the wedding colour scheme is blue it also fit in with Colour Create Challenge #23 which this time is blue and white!

The stamp is by Rubber Stampede and as soon as I saw it I knew it was exactly what I was looking for! The DP is Bashful Blue patterned DP by Stampin' Up and the flowers are by Woodware. Once again I used my glossy accents and my copic Spica clear pen to add definition. Unfortunately these caught the flash on every picture so it looks a lot shinier in the photos than it does 'in the flesh'!

I'm relieved to have gotten July's cards out of the way, and I'm looking forward to seeing my husband for a change!

TFL and have a wonderful weekend!!

Becky :)