Wednesday, 24 June 2009

3 challenges in 1!

This is the card I made for my in-laws anninversary this week. Unfortunately I have a shortage of stamps that are suitable for these occasions, but on the upside I do have an excuse to buy some new stamps now!

For their card I used Amy's Friday Sketch #70 over at Prairie Paper & Ink. I love Amy's sketches and use them as inspiration quite often. I also incorporated the Papertake Weekly Challenge which this week is 'Delightful Downloads'. The papers I used are called Sonoran Sunrise by Mindy Terasawa at Designer Digitals, the image is of course by Penny Black and the sentiment was printed onto a tag so that it also worked with Cute Card Thursday Challenge #65, Tag You're It!.
Now that's what I call multi-tasking!
Becky :)

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #37

This is my entry for the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #37, which was set this week by Claire, and it is to make a card using a pink and green colour scheme. I decided to make a 'Z' card, on which I used my lovely Miss Anya stamp, coloured with my copic markers. The dp is Making Memories 'Brooke' and it was the first pack of dp I ever bought when I started making cards almost 18 months ago! I kept it nice and simple using just a few gem embellishments.
Now that Father's Day is over I can try and concentrate on doing some more challenges as I actually had orders from people to make them cards! But July is a bit crazy in our house as 3 of my children and my husband all celebrate birthdays next month!
TFL and I'll hopefully have some more cards to show you later in the week!
Becky :)

Monday, 15 June 2009

My Time To Craft Challenge


This card is my take on the fab sketch by Becky (not me, if only!) over at the My Time To Craft Challenge blog. It was great to work with so I made another Father's Day card, this time with a gardening theme. The image is the adorable George from Charmed Cards and Crafts, which I coloured with my Copics and the papers are Archaic from Basic Grey. It was the first time I'd used these downloads, but it definitely won't be the last!

Thanks for looking!

Becky :)

Friday, 12 June 2009

Sketch and Stash Challenge

Hello again!

I can't believe its Friday already, I've only just found some time to make a few cards and the week is almost over! This one is made using the sketch for Sketch and Stash Challenge 12, I've just found this challenge blog and I thought I'd play along! Part of the challenge is to use new or negelcted items in your craft stash so I used one of my newest Miss Anya stamps which I love but hadn't gotten around to using, and I rarely use buttons so I thought I'd try them with ribbon and thread, and I really like the effect! The prize is to win 3 downloads from The Character Cafe, and downloads are always handy to have!

Have a great weekend and TFL!

Becky :)

Sunday, 7 June 2009

Papertake Weekly Challenge #16, C.R.A.F.T Challenge #3

I can't believe I've managed to post twice in 1 day!
This is my take on Dawny P's fantastic sketch over on the Papertake Weekly Challenge blog, and it's also an entry for the C.R.A.F.T Challenge #3, to make a Father's Day card using a blue/brown colout scheme. It's a great sketch and it was great to kill 2 birds with one stone by making a start on my Father's Day cards. This one is for my hubby Colin, but as I usually ask his opinion on my colour schemes, stamp choice etc. I've had to rely on the judgment of my 9 yr old son Lucas instead! Well he likes it and so do I! Colin is a 'man who can', he was a Builder for 16 years before he retrained as an Electrician and loves his tools so this Forever Friends stamp is perfect for him!
The DP is Granola by Basic Gray and as usual I coloured the image with my Copic Markers. Its the first time I've used my deckled rectangles Nestabilities and I love 'em!
Becky :)

Just Magnolia Challenge

Hi all, I hope you are enjoying your weekend despite the awful weather! The good thing about the rain is that I have been able to concentrate on finishing some cards when I would otherwise have gone out! Good for me, not so good for the kids who have been either bored stupid or fighting over the XBox!
Still, here is my entry for this weeks Just Magnolia Challenge. The prize is 6 Copic markers, and everyone knows you can never have too many Copics! I only got the stamp on Friday, so the fact that shes made it onto a card already is a first for me! I coloured her using my Copics and I used Washington Apple DP by SU.
Tfl, and enjoy the rest of the weekend!
Becky :)

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Friday Sketchers 54

This is the card that I made for the Friday Sketchers Challenge. I prefer this Gorjuss girl without the cat so I'm afraid that kitty bought it! The papers are Sonora Sunrise by Mindy Terasawa, downloaded from Designer Digitals and I coloured the image with my beloved copics!


Becky :)


I just logged onto my blog to post a card for the Friday Sketchers challenge and nearly jumped out of my skin to find I had followers! lol. I guess I had better post something then, if only I could figure how to add links..................