Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Handmade Blessings

Hiya everyone well what gorgeous weather we are having at the minute and it's supposed to last a few more days, i'm out early in the morning to watch my grandson Caid do his fancy dress sponsored walk, which he is so excited about bless him i'll post a couple of pics tomorrow.

Anyways on to business the card i have for you today is another of the ching-chou kuik's gorgeous stamps and she is called The Silentness isn't she beautiful, and i have kept the design fairly simple

Items used

ching chou kuik's The Silentness
Copic markers to colour
DCWV papers madly in love
Martha Stewart butterfly, leaf and hydrangea punches
the gems and star and stickles glue are from Crafts and Me

Challenges i'm entering

Corrosive Flowers Flowers
Creative Crafts Stamp it up
Magical Crafts Flower power
Papertake Weekly Sketch.

I hope you like it and thanks for any comments you leave.
Enjoy your day and take care

Friday, 25 June 2010

Sweet Birthday Wishes

Hi Everyone i'm sorry about the lack of posts and commenting but we've been trying to make our garden excessable for mil with her frame that she now has to use, we're almost there now, i've had my post op for my gal bladder removal today and all is well so i've been discharged from that department at least lol. My poor little granddaughter Lexi has now gone down with chicken pox bless her but its better to get while they are little just hope she doesn't get it as bad as her brother Caid.

Anyway i have actually had time to make a card today and its for the Lili of the Valley challenge, i love this little fairy she's so sweet. I love the sketch and will be using it again that's for sure.

Items use making memories just chilling papers
Martha Stewart Hydrangea and leaf punches
the flower is from tabby crafts
gems and ribbon are from my stash.


ABC Extra dimension
Crafty Creations want shine
Lili if the Valley Sketch.

I think that's it for now i'm off to do some commenting and then off to bed shortly.
Tanks for stopping by and any comments you leave, i hope you have a fab weekend.

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Crafts and Me Challenge 7 DT card

Good morning every one, i hope the sun is shining for you today its been beautiful here in Essex the last few days, we've been busy in our garden trying to trim bushes back a bit as its so overgrown.

Anyway onto my card for this weeks challenge at Crafts and Me! its challenge seven already i cant believe how quick the weeks are whizzing by, so this weeks challenge has been set by our very talented Vix and its a birthday theme as its her Nans 90th and her DD will be two, so i have gone for the vintage look again as my card is for Vix nan, i just hope she likes it.

Challenges Stamp with fun Sketch

items used
The image is called Camelia and its available from Crafts and Me
Paper cellar papers Victorian burgundy
Martha Stewart butterfly and leaf punches
Gems ribbon flowers and pin are from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by and any comments you make, enjoy your day and don't forget to check out all the other lovely dt cards on their blogs for more inspiration, oh yes and if your going out into the sun put your sun lotion on.

Sunday, 20 June 2010

One Stop Crafts DT and Crafts and Me DT cards

Good evening peeps i running so late this weekend as it was my Grandson Caids Birthday party yesterday and the whole family got together to help him celebrate his special day, my daughters house looked like a mini typhoon had been through it lol.
Any way onto my cards the first one is my One Stop Crafts challenge dt card which i should have posted yesterday. This week our sponsor is The Stamping Boutique and Tracy very kindly gave the DT girls some images to play with and i chose this one Prince Gael but i'm not to happy with the finished card, but i love the image. Don't forget to check out all the other DT cards for more inspiration.

Items used
copic markers to colour
MME papers Bella Bella and October afternoon
the sentiment and castle button are from my stash.

Challenges i'm entering
Creative Crafts For the man in your life
Creative Inspirations One for the Boys
Cute Card Thursday Sketch
PaperPlay Something old the button and sentiment.

My second card is my card for Crafts and Me as my day is on a Sunday to post a card or project, i must say i don't often use these colours but when i do i quite like them and i've kept it simple....

Items used Ching Chou Kuik's Fluttering-butterflies sheet 11 available from Crafts and Me
copic markers to colour
papers are making memories Just Chillin, not sure about the floral one though, butterflies and hydrangeas are Martha Stewart punches
tulle gems and flowers are from my stash.


Friday Sketchers
Stamp Something Summery

I best dash now as i have to be at the hospital early in the morning for my 8 weekly infusion and boy i need it this time.

Thanks for stopping by and any comments you make take care.

Friday, 18 June 2010

Craftalicious 2nd challenge DT card

Good morning peeps i hope you have all had a good week and are looking forward to the weekend lets hope the lovely weather holds out too.

Well what a fab response to our first challenge over at the Craftalicious blog 114 entries that was brilliant and thank you all for your support, now lets see if we can do even better this week.

Our lovely Jan has set the challenge this week and Jan wants Monochrome Madness so pop over and take a look on the Craftalicious blog and check out the fab work all the DTs have done.
We also have not one but two fab sponsors this week....

The Stamping Boutique:

I'm Tracey Malnofski, the artist and owner of The Stamping Boutique. My team and I are very happy to sponsor 2 Sketches 4 You. My store has been open since September 2009. I've worked for InStyleStamps, Squigglefly, and TheDigiShack. I'm a professional artist and an active member of the Artist' Guild in my community. I have quite a busy household with a husband, 3 teenagers, 5 mini-dachshunds and an Appaloosa mare. It's noisy, but I love them all. I'm truly blessed.
"The Stamping Boutique" is dedicated to quality products and original artwork. We not only provide wonderful digital images in our store, but also several lines of red rubber images. Our designers are chosen for their character and personality,as well as, their beautiful designs. We work hard to give you our very best.


Delicious Doodles

For my card i've used i've used a gorgeous image from the Stamping Boutique called Swan Song which Tracy very kindly gave me to play with i hope i've done it justice Tracy and thank you. I've used Kay&co papers Copic markers to colour Martha Stewart butterfly and leaf punches and a woodware grass and heart punches, the flowers are from wild orchid crafts and the gems and ribbon are from my stash.

I am also entering some challenges

A Spoonfull of Sugar
want a Sunshine inspired card
Charisma want bling
Fussy and Fancy Monochrome and wings
Sweet Shop Sketch
Creative Inspirations want Monochrome.

Well i think that's it for now i'm still trying to catch up with blog visits as my MIL collapsed on Tuesday we called an ambulance but she refused to go to hospital, so her Dr told her that she had to go so the ambulance came back to collect her they kept her in for a few hours and she is now home after refusing to stay in hospital, hubby has told her that if it happens again she will have to stay in as they think her medication needs sorting out again.

My grandson Caid had a lovely 3rd birthday even with his chickenpox bless him as by Wednesday they weren't so painful, that's the end of my waffle lol.

Thanks for stopping by and any comments you make. Take care.

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Two Cards various Challenges

Good morning peeps i hope you had a fantastic weekend what ever you were doing we had unexpected visitor yesterday but it was lovely seeing our son Aaron his partner Lauren and of course baby Alfie, my poor little grandson Caid has come down with Chicken-pox and its his birthday on Wednesday bless him poor little thing.

Any way the cards i have for you today are for a few challenges, i will start with my DT card for Crafts and MeTeresa sent me this gorgeous stamp from the Lilac Lemon Designs range which she now stocks in the Crafts and Me shop here this one is Art Deco Couple and i think i will be purchasing some of these as they are fab to work with.

The papers are MME Bella Bella i've used copic marker to colour Martha Stewart butterfly leaf and hydrangea punches, woodware heart punch...the ribbon and gems and flowers are from my stash. I am also entering a couple of challenges with it, Friday sketchers is the fab sketch which i will be using again, and also Our Creative Corner which has a theme of Gotcha Cornered.

My Second card is one that i was asked to make for Caids birthday on wednesday! i have used one of the gorgeous new stamps from the Lili of the Valley, i just love these new boy ones i think they are super, this ones called Sailing Boat isn't he just the cutest little man lol, i've used copic markers to colour the papers i'm sorry i cant remember who's they are, woodware heart punch ribbon and buttons are from my stash.

I am also entering this card into a few challenges, Lili of the Valley is the fab sketch which i loved, Totally Gorjuss is One for The Boys, Charisma Cardzwant Spots and Stripes,CRAFT Challenge want Fathers day or mens cards since neither i or my hubby have dads this card is for our special little man our grandsons birthday, and finally Crafty Creations and the theme is childs play.

I think that's it for today, i'm off now to do some blog hopping to catch up lol.

Thanks for stopping by and any comments you make they are always very much appreciated.

Friday, 11 June 2010

One for the nurses

Good afternoon peeps hope your having a good day and i hope the weather improves for the weekend.

The card i have foe you today is for the nurses that have been looking after my MIL who is now home here with us and this time we are getting the support that we should have had when they sent her home last time but i wont go into that or else i could be here all day lol.
I have used one of my new Lili of the Valley stamps, i'm just loving these and i thought this one would be appropriate for the nurses that looked after her.

I am also entering it into some challenges

A Spoon Full of Sugar Floral delights
Cupcake Crafts Dazzle us
Creative Card Crew Thank you
Tuesday Taggers All that blooms
Totally Gorjuss For the Boys
My Time to Craft Extra Special
Simon Says Stamp 2 Patterned papers £ different embellishments

Items usedLili of the Valley stamp Little Nurse
Copic markers to colour
MME Bella Bella papers
Martha Stewart Butterfly and Leaf punches
Tulle from tabbycrafts
Stardust Stickles
Flowers and gems from my stash.

I hope you like it i know the nursing staff did, i hope you all have a fab weekend.

My Craftalicious Blog hop winner is Nicola from Nicola's Creationsa> if you email me your addy i will get your goodies posted off to you hun.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Rocket Man * Crafts and Me DT

Good Morning peeps i hope your all having a lovely week so far,oh my god where are the weeks going...its time for our sixth challenge over at Crafts and Me and this weeks theme has been chosen my our wonderful Amy and theme is Family or Friends and we are being sponsored by Digistamp Boutique. Sally-Anne from Digi-Boutique is offering 10 Digi Stamps of your choice for the lucky winner, wow 10 how fab is that.

Sally-Anne very kindly gave all the DTs a digi stamp each to play with, i choose Lucas and Spaceship as my Grandson Caid will be three next week and he loves planes and rockets.

The card i have made is a joy fold card and its so easy there's a tutorial Here i've made mine a bit bigger than the one Beate shows you.

I am also entering some challenges

Cute card Thursday Black Blue and Orange
Corrosive Die Cuts
My Time to Craft Special
One Stitch at a Time Boys to Men
Paper Cutz Travel
Pile it On Quirky
Totally Gorjuss Sketch.

Items used

Lucas and rocket from Digi Stamp boutique
Copic markers to colour
Just Chillin papers from MM
3D Clear Gloss.

Thanks for taking the time to look and any comments you leave, have a lovely day.

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Blue Haired Beauty

Good morning peeps did you get the storms last night? we did here in Essex and oh boy did it rain, anyway i'm here to show a card that i've made using the beautiful ching-chou kuik's Blue-Rose-Tatoo, but i've changed the colour so mines a pink Rose Tatoo lol, don't forget the only place you can get these gorgeous stamps in the UK is from Crafts and Me and Teresa's service is second to none. I have used Copic markers to colour my image the papers are Bo Bunny a gift of love,i have used the mystical-flourish-jewel-template which i also got from Crafts and Me some of which are still in stock... the flowers are from from the glitter pot and wild orchid crafts pearls and ribbon are from my stash. Well i think that's it for today enjoy your day what ever your doing.

Challenges i'm entering.

Sketch and Stash sketch
Cooking it up with Katie Use Wings And Petals And Pink!
Creative Crafts Ribbons and bows
Cupcake Crafts Summer Delights
Our Creative Corner summer-inspiration

Saturday, 5 June 2010

One Stop DT Card

Hello peeps what a beautiful day it is again today! its Saturday so that means another Challenge over at the One Stop Crafts and this week the theme is to make your own designer papers which was picked by lovely Carrie, i must say i struggled a bit with this one but that's why their called challenges lol.

Any way here's my card

Items used

Tiddly Ink Image Happy Couple
Copics to colour
Martha Stewart Leaf Flower and butterfly punches
Flowers from Wild Orchid
Pearls and ribbon are from my stash.

Well i hope you like it and thanks for stopping by and any comments you make.

Friday, 4 June 2010

Craftalicious Launch Day and Blog Hop

WooHoo Good Morning peeps its Friday the 4th of June so that means its time for our very first Challenge over at the New Craftalicious Challenge Blog, our theme this week is New, you can interpret this how ever you like new baby, home new job or new stash is what i've gone with on my card its entirely up to you.
Our fab Sponsor for this two weeks is Sew Many Cards. Don't forget to check out all the other fab DTs blogs for more inspiration.

Items used
ching-chou kuik's Unregrettable Pirate Life Available at Crafts and Me
Copic Markers to colour
Kay&co papers
Martha Stewart Butterfly and Flower punches
Woodware heart punch
Flowers lace and pearls are from my stash

I'm also entering these challenges
Charisma Flowers
Daring card makers Pearls
One Stitch at a time New stuff Stamp lace heart punch
Tuesday Taggers Touchy feely
PaperPlay Flowers and sparkle.

If you wish to take part in the BLOG HOP you need to start HERE with Jan and then follow on from there until you commented on each of our blogs collecting a words from each of us to made a sentence then you need to email us with your sentence here's the email addy craftalicious.challenges@gmail.com. Your next stop is at our lovely Mandy HERE, oh and i nearly forgot my word is THE, i am also offering a surprise candy for one of my commenter's, so good luck everyone.The blog hop will be open for one week.

We have some Fabulous prises too

A Joanna Sheen Stamp
A Fiskars 3-in-1 punch
Digi's from Stitchy
Your Next Stamp
Here's the other fab DTs blogs just in case you get lost
Craftalicious Badge


Wednesday, 2 June 2010

A Summers Afternoon

Good evening peeps i hope you are all enjoying the lovely weather we are having at the mo, its been a beautiful day here in Essex, anyway onto my card and would you guess its another boys card and as i've mentioned before we have more boys than girls lol you wouldn't think so with all the girlie cards i make would you.

I've used a new stamp i've not used any of these before they are wild orchard from buzzcrafts and i love this little fellow with his feet in the water fishing, i'm also entering him into some challenges


Crafty Calendar Great outdoors
Cupcake Crafts Summer Delights
Sunday Sketch and Stamp Sketch
Creative Inspirations Sewing /Faux Stitching
A Spoon Full of Sugar Celebrations
Everybody Art Summer
Papertake Weekly Fun Fun Fun
Simon says Stamp Male card.

Items used

Bella Bella papers from MME
Wild Orchard
Copic Markers to colour
Martha Stewart heart border punch
woodware heart punch
buttons from my stash.

Thanks for taking the time too look and any comments you leave, enjoy your evening.


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