Thursday, 31 December 2009

Cards for my Sons

Here are the cards that I made for both of my sons this Christmas. I needed to wait to photograph them until my son came over to show me how to use the new camera.

The Father Christmas centres are parchment craft, coloured with pergamano inks and decoupaged. I was very pleased with them.

Any comments most appreciated.

Friday Sketchers Blog hop and challenge

The challenge this week is a sketch set by Claudia and a wonderful sketch is was to work with. My card for this challenge at Friday Sketchers is one I have done for a good friend who reaches retirement on the 3rd of January.
I have used a Magnolia stamp and it is on a Stampin up base card with Basic Grey background paper from the Boxer set. Also used SU DP as accent. I have used one of the feathers in my stash and cut out some flowers and used SU flat back pearls in centres. SU greetings which I used their punches to mount with. Grosgrain ribbon from stash.
Happy New year to all. Marion
Any comments are most appreciated

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Snow Much Fun

I have managed to do another Christmas card. I am entering this into Quixotic challenge No6 here Seeing Stars. Well I hope this qualifys as I only have 1 star on it. I have used Bazzill Cardstock and a Penny Black Image which I have coloured with Aqua colour Pencils. I have used Stickles for snow, Sakura pen on snowflakes and Art Institute glitter on mat layer. Embellishments from my old fav kit from QVC. I hope you enjoy your visit and I do love to hear from you.
Will have lots more time after Christmas as I retire Christmas Eve. Whoo hoo, can't wait.
Have a great week and thanks to everyone who visits and leaves me a comment.

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Friday Sketchers 80

This is my card for the challenge at Friday Sketchers . It is a lovely sketch this week and I hope I have done it justice. My image is a download from the The Greeting Farm and I have coloured it with Copic pens. This is the first time I have used these and I love them. Only have a few colours at the moment but I can see that changing. My base card is Bazzill Sea Breeze, BG papers are Magenta and SU. Flowers and ladybird were in a kit that I had from QVC several years ago. Ribbon is SU. Mock stitching around mat with Sakura pen. Thanks for looking and I welcome all comments.

Monday, 23 November 2009

The Sugar Bowl Challenge 24

This week over at The Sugar Bowl the challenge is a sketch by Marlene and also to include Zig Zag. I thoroughly enjoyed doing this card, fabulous sketch to work from. I have used Going for a Spin Sugar Nellie stamp. She is coloured with watercolour pencils and I have chalked around the image. Cut out with the Big Shot top note die. Background papers are all stampin up and ribbon and gems were from stash. I have used the sewing machine to zig zag around the edge. This is my first Easel card and I was thrilled at how simple they are to do. Butterfly charm from an old QVC kit. Having some problems with the camera but hope these are ok for now.
All comments are very much appreciated. Thanks for looking and have a great week.

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge

Hi everyone, This card I have done for a challenge here The theme is to do a card for Seasons. I have chosen to do a summer card. The main image is a SU Seaside Sketches which I have watercoloured with distress inks and some SU inks. Base card is Bazzil, DP SU and K&Co, Flowers and Brads are PM, Sentiment is SU. I am rather pleased with the way it turned out.
Have a great week.
I appreciate everyone's comments. Thank you, Marion

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Special Christmas Card

This is the Parchment card I have made for my parents this year. I was pleased with this one when I finished it. The flowers are actually from a sheet of Vellum which I have embossed and cut around, then attached to my base parchment card. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Friday Sketchers 76

Today I have attempted the sketch that Aud supplied for the challenge at the Friday Sketchers Blog
I have used Dovecraft Victorian Christmas papers, Image is A Stampin Up one from the set Snow Angels. I have used SU inks to colour, Ballet Blue, Bravo Burgundy and Night of Navy. Used my new Nestabilities Labels to mount the image on. Snowflake is from an old Christmas set from QVC.
Used dimensionals to raise text and main image.
Inside is quite plain, but then I don't normally bother. Trying different things. Enjoy


Monday, 26 October 2009

Parchment craft Birthday card.

This card was a nightmare to do. There was such a lot of cutting to do on it. I must say I wasn't sorry when it was finished. This was for my Sister in Law's Birthday. Needless to say this is one design I will not be repeating. I found this pattern in an issue of Parchcraft Mag. Thanks for looking. Marion

Friday, 23 October 2009

Parchment card

Here is a card I have done in Parchment Craft. I really enjoyed doing this hummingbird. Coloured with Pergamano pencils. There was quite a bit of cutwork involved in this one. I attached the parchment to the card with PM brads. The picture taking is not very good. I can never get them to look straight. Marion

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Parchment craft

Here is a bookmark I have done using parchment paper and then coloured with polychromos pencils. Photo is a bit dark, I need a new camera.
Have had a lovely holiday in Scotland. Weather was brilliant and I have had a good rest. Back to work on Monday but I will only have to work till the New Year as I will be retiring then. Whoo hoo. Have a lovely weekend.

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Whiff of Joy Challenge 50

It is whiff of joy challenge and it is also party time as it is now 1 year old. There is a bloghop and lots to do so it is worth going to check it out. I have done the card today and I am quite pleased with it. The sketch is by Rachel and a lovely one it is too. I have used Willow with flowers and it is coloured with Watercolour pencils and some Marvy le Plume markers. I have used SU Designer paper, Bazzil CS for base card. Flowers are from stash and Sentiment is from an old See D's set. Gems are papermania. I didn't get a very good picture but the light was changing. Hope you like it. Marion

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Stampin up blogs

These three ladies are having a drawing for SU goodies courtesy of SU. Lousette Suzanne and Jenny Go visit and see what they have done. All of them have done some wonderful things. Marion

Monday, 28 September 2009

Spoonfull of Sugar 70

This week on A Spoonfull of Sugar here it is a sketch by Nikki. I struggled with this one but got there in the end. I have used Bazzill CS , SU DP and other from stash. Image is an older Sugar Nellie. Papermania flowers and brads. Just got it done in time. Hope you like it. Marion

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Birthday card

This is a card I did for my friend earlier this month. It is a Penny black image called frog farming. I just love this stamp. I used a sketch from a Penny Black Saturday challenge. Coloured with distress inks. Some SU DP and some other from stash. Hope you like. Marion

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Sugar Bowl Challenge19

This is my card using the sketch that Marlene provided. Love this one, will use it again. The please include was pink and brown. I turned this one around to make my image fit.
Coulered with polychromos pencils. Background papers from stash. Used my cricut to cut the scallop circle. Used a bigz top note die for the background image. Go here:-

Sugar Bowl Challenge19

Saturday, 25 July 2009

Katherina's Blog Candy Fall Stamp set

Katherina's has two sets of the Whiff of Joy Fall stamp release on her blog.

Sunday, 31 May 2009

Win goodies at Kays blog

Here is some fab goodies to go look at over on Kay's blog

Don't forget either that the fab candy finishes on a passion for papertrey
It finishes today

Monday, 25 May 2009

Stamp With Us Recipe Challenge

Stamp with us have a recipe challenge this week. 1 patterned paper, 1 flower, 2 ribbons and 1 button.
Sand and white cardstock, More mustard DP, Hero Arts Poetic petals stamp, SU Happy Harmony wording stamp, Elegant eggplant ribbon, Button from stash, Linen thread and Top Notz Die. I had fun doing this card. Thanks for visiting. Marion

Saturday, 23 May 2009

Littlebirddesign birthday candy

You all have to go have a look at this blog. She is having some amazing candy for her birthday which is today. Here is the link

Friday, 22 May 2009

Funky Friday Challenge#18

This is my effort for the colour challenge over on Abi's blog for this week.

Colours to use are ,whisper white, real red, only orange, yoyo yellow and ballet blue. I have a blue base card, layered with white cardstock, used circle scallop punch to do flower heads in yo yo yellow and only orange, chipboard stems coloured with real red and hero art stamp on the flower heads. Real red designer paper, word used from happy harmony SU set stamped on white in real red ink and oval punch to cut it out. White bow from stash. Thanks for visiting.

Sunday, 17 May 2009

Funky Friday Challenge#17

For this weeks challenge from abi, we have to use the colours Whisper white, Old olive, Chocolate chip and Pumpkin pie. So I thought great, I have all those colours. Well let me tell you it has taken me all evening to get this card done. I am not totally happy with the finished card but it is the best it gets! Isn't it funny how sometimes something that you think is going to be a breeze just doesn't work like you expect it to.

Base card White

Layered with pumpkin pie cardstock

Sweet always DP

White taffetta ribbon over join

Scallop circle Old Olive with white circle mat stamped with pocket silhouettes

Scallop circle Choc chip with white circle mat stamped with pocket silhouettes

cente scallop of pumpkin DP summer picnic with 2 white flowers from stash.

Phrase from pocket silhouettes

Thanks for dropping by.


Thursday, 14 May 2009

Funky Friday Challenge#16

Well here we are again with another colour challenge for Funky Friday over at Abi's. The colours we had to use were white, black, going grey, summer sun and pumpkin pie.

I have used a white card matted with black, then summer sun mat. Used Stamp from Oh So Lovely stamped with white on black matted onto pumpkin pie. Phrase is from Happy Harmony black ink on pumpkin pie cs matted on black. Ribbon is Basic Grey taffetta, sorry I don't have any going grey at all.

Hope you like

Thanks for visiting


Thursday, 7 May 2009

Funky Friday Challenge #15

I was not sure I would be able to do this challenge Abi set us for this week, but I have had an attempt at it. I have used Regal Rose base card, Top note dies in Perfect plum and white. Flower is from Soft Summer coloured with Pretty in pink and perfect plum markers. Grosgrain ribbon in elegant eggplant with bow in pretty in pink taffetta. Pretty in pink oval scallop phrase stamped in regal rose from Yummy SAB set.
Thanks for looking, Marion

Sunday, 3 May 2009

Another candy

While blog hopping tonight I came across this new blogger Crystal has put some great stuff in there. This is worth a visit.

News of candy over at Yours Truly and Much ado about Nothing

Hi everyone. Kate Lewis over on Yours Truly has some super candy on offer for reaching over 10,000 hits on her blog. Go on over and have look at her blog here
Also Steph of Much Ado about nothing has candy too. Enjoy

Friday, 1 May 2009

A Spoonful of Sugar Challenge No49

A Spoonful of Sugar's challenge this week is to make something with the colours Blue and Green. At first I was really stumped as it is not often I use these colours together. Anyway, I had a think about it, looked in my small stash of papers and I found a couple of sheets of K & Co papers I had bought at some time. Great, I had the start of my card. I have used a stamp from Whiff of Joy called Willow with Sunhat. This stamped image was sent to me by someone on UKS. I love this and must get the stamp.
I have also for the first time used the sewing machine to attach one of the strips of DP.
Also did decorate the inside of the card for the first time.
Thanks for looking

Thursday, 30 April 2009

Card and Bagalope

Good Afternoon, It has taken me nearly a week but here is the card and the gift bagalope which I did at my Stampers 10 club with Abi . It is was a lively group and we all really enjoyed ourselves. The little bags are great to do and I will be doing some more of these.

Cardstock used was pretty in pink and whisper white.

Scallop oval punch and large oval punch

Oval all Stamp set for Greeting, and Soft Summer for Flowers.

White taffeta ribbon.

The little gift bag behind was from Abi with a little scented candle inside.
Thanks for looking

Sunday, 19 April 2009

Just Magnolia Challenge No1

This first week the challenge is a sketch.

Here is my card
Stamp Magnolia Patches Tilda
Rhonna Farrer Papers
Papermania flowers and brads
Sentiment SU Yummy set
Thanks for looking

Saturday, 18 April 2009

Have a great Saturday

It is the weekend and I am catching up with a few chores. Done the dreaded H -------k and been for weeks shop. I have just come in from the back yard where I have potted on some Aster seedlings.
Doing a bit of blog hopping at the moment and noticed Lainey has some lovely candy on offer for her blog anniversary. Go here to see it

I am going to now go and get some challenge sketch cards done and will post these later today or tomorrow.


Sunday, 12 April 2009

Spring Anniversary Candy

I have just visited a great blog and there is super blog candy on offer here

It is well worth a visit.

Altered Notebook

Happy Easter. The weather here in Cornwall has been just beautiful today. Hope everyone has enjoyed same sort of weather.

This is a notebook which I did at a Stamper10 meeting with Abi.

SU Rust cardstock, Fall Flowers retired DP, Pocket Silhouette stamp, Old Olive wide gg ribbon,Scallop punch old olive c/s and circle whisper white.

Did the pen to go with it.

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Easter Break

I only have 1 day to work and then I am off work for 4 days,Yaay.
Might be able to work out how to blog my posts.

There is great candy here

Go take a look

Sunday, 22 March 2009

This was one of my first attempts at painting on parchment

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Taken the plunge

After much deliberation, I have finally set up my blog. I don't know how I will get on with it but I have been inspired to try after blog hopping for a while now.

I will hopefully be a seasoned blogger this time next year. I am currently looking through my photos for some to post on my blog.