Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Va va vroom

I had a play with one of the new release digi stamps from DewDrop Craftz the other day and this is what I came up with. My first card uses the 2 Sketches challenge sketch which I flipped on it's side!

Materials: images - DewDrop Craftz, Promarkers, brads - Woodware, papers - K & Co, rub ons - from stash

Thanks for looking.

Monday, December 28, 2009

My Pillow Boxes....

.....are featured on the Pink Petticoat blog as some of Liz's favourites from her recent competition  :) See my Pink Petticoat post


Secret Santa

Just look at my fabby prezzie I received from my Secret Santa.....such a clever Santa :) It is filled with ribbons, buttons, brads, gems, little bows and hand made Belgian choccies :)

Thank you so much is fab! The good thing about organizing the Secret Santa is that I know which clever lady made this and can say 'thank you' properly.

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Happy Birthday Dad

I hope you have all had a good Christmas and Santa was kind to you. I was spoilt as usual but my only crafty prezzie, apart from my Secret Santa which I will photograph tomorrow and add to my blog, was a Fiskar's trimmer.

Today has been my dad's birthday and we all gathered at their house as we usually do on Boxing Day. Mum puts on a huge buffet (then we all end up taking stuff home :)) We took the chocolate fountain over this year and my neice's little boy who is 4 (it doesn't make me sound as old as if I put Great Nephew lol) thought it was wonderful and just stood licking chocolate of his 'stick'.....we couldn't persuade him to have anything to dip!

I had to get up early this morning to make dad's birthday cards as I just ran out of time in the run up to Christmas! So here are they.....

The photo is of my dad at 6 months and the ribbon is Flower of Scotland tartan. The card is from my stash.

This one was so quick and simple but I like it. The wording on the front was printed in word. I added the brads and mounted the panel onto blue paper and silver mirror card.....and that was that :)

I made mum a necklace and bracelet set for her birthday last year but didn't make her earrings to go with it (I thought I had) and she mentioned yesterday that she wasn't sure which ones went with it so I sat last night while I was watching Strictly and made these.........but that wasn't before I knocked my tidy tray off the side...and it just so happened to be full of gold seed beads!!

I forgot to pick them up this morning so they were still on my desk when we got back!

Have a wonderful 'rest of holiday'.
Take care

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Quick update

Well a lot has happened in my absence mostly due to the fact that I had a very poorly lap top (the most I could get from it was a white screen!!) and my workload has increased by about a million percent (well ok I suppose that's a bit of an exaggeration ;)) I've had a heck of a lot short notice orders which have kept me firmly on my bum but I'm not complaining lol.

Christmas is also a bit of a sad time again in Scruff's Corner. My uncle (Mum's brother)  was 80 yesterday and as I was sat on Monday making his birthday card when my mum rang me to tell me that his wife had died during the night. So we end this year as we started it.....with a funeral. We lost a Great Auntie before last Christmas and her funeral was on 3rd January. Auntie Doreen's is next Thursday :(

Now for a bit of good news.......I am one of nine runners up in the Papercraft Essentials Papercrafter of the Year......erm, I'm just a little more than thrilled :)

This is one of my cards from the comp

Materials: papers - My Mind's Eye, image - The Greeting Farm (digi), flowers - Prima, MS punch, silver mirror card, die cuts, 
gems and ribbon from my stash

Thanks for looking and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas whatever you are doing.

Take care xx

PS have you checked out the fab sale and challenge at DewDrop Craftz yet?

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

New Challenge

Have you checked out the new challenge on the DewDrop Challenge Me blog ?

This is what Nikki has to say about it "The theme for this challenge is 'Love, Laugh, Live' - bring alive the excitement of life and all the good things that it brings.. So, feel free to interpret in anyway you can.. in any crafting creation.. whether it be a card, layout or altered project..

and here is my card 

 The daffodil on my card is from one of the digi stamp sets by Misty available in the DewDrop Craftz shop
There is also a 25% discount on the digis at the mo.....definitely worth having a look.


Thursday, November 26, 2009

New digi stamps

My card uses the "Christmas Mascot", one of the new digi stamps from DewDrop Crafts Isn't she sweet?

There are more super cute images on the web site and there is a 30% discount if you spend over £5.00 before midnight tonight...........what are you waiting for?

And while you are over there, take a little peek at the challenge and banish those winter blues :)

I have another couple of DT cards to make so will be back soon.

Take care and thanks for looking. xx

Super Duper Blog Candy

The lovely Debbi is giving away the most amazingly super duper candy this week and lots of it too. It finishes on 30th November so take a hop over and have a look for yourself :)
Just how fab is this?

Monday, November 16, 2009

Pink Petticoat

Good morning from an absolutely miserable and very wet Scruff's Corner! Pink Petticoat have a challenge on their blog for the month of November and the brief is
To win them
you need to make a pillow box using your Pink Petticoat goodies!

If you need a template, there is even a free one you can download on the blog. Below is the scrummy prize Liz has on who wouldn't want to win these :) I only popped over to the blog to leave her a comment on the gorgeous new penguin digi stamps she has just released. It was just coincidence that I needed a couple of quick gift boxes (the pyramid box template is on the Pink Petticoat blog too) and cards. Materials used are Snowflake papers and Penguin digi stamps - Pink Petticoat, satin ribbon - Ribbon Oasis,
Sakura Gelly Roll and Glaze pens, Glamour Dust, flower - Prima, DewDrop from stash

The red box is my entry to the competition.
I am entering the blue one into three challenges.
Colour Create - the colours this week are blue, white and silver and the extra challenge is winter and glitter

Papertake Weekly - Digi Sparkle,
So we want to see a something digi on your card - could be an image or paper, whatever you want to use - plus a bit of something nice and sparkly and blingy. I think Glamour Dust is wonderfully sparkly and blingy!

Secret Crafter - Four seasons, Now you could use all four or just one season - it's up to you!

Thanks for looking.

Friday, November 13, 2009

By the skin of my teeth!

If prizes were on offer for last minute cards I think I might be a serious contender for the top spot. lol I really like this sketch because it works either very simply like mine (did you notice I said 'mine' and not 'me' :)) of fully decorated like a lot of the other entries. So, this is Debbie's sketch for the Sketch Saturday challenge

Materials: image - Pink Petticoat, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Sakura pens as before, Prima flowers, X Cut snowflake
and everything else from stash

Thanks again for looking, sleep tight.

Passion for

Promarkers sketch #25

I decided all of a sudden this morning that I needed to make a red and white card........and ended up making three. I really like all three of them especially the second one below so I might just have to use it for my own Christmas cards. I was going to use a few which had been left over from last year but I think I may have changed my mind....woman's perogative? :))

Materials: image rubber stamp - Pink Cat Studio, Cuttlebug embossing folder, ribbon - Ribbon Oasis, gems - Papermania, Promarkers

Materials: images - Pink Petticoat, Sakura Glaze and glitter pens, buttons and thread from stash

Aren't these little penguins just the cutest? They are the newest designs by Liz from Pink Petticoat........well done Liz, I love 'em and the Sakura black Glaze pen is just perfect for colouring their little bods!!

Mojo Monday

Another quick card which was part of an order, this it's an engagement card. My friend Jo came over on Monday and gave me a couple of sheets of SU paper and it is absolutely stunning! I think I may just have to invest in that when I next order ;) Very occasionally I cut into a sheet of paper when I first got it and this was one of those occasions, it just screamed at me to be used. For information purposes only.....the other sheet and the rest of this one will not now see the light of day for a while lol

Materials: SU paper- Bride (117991), silver mirror card, Sizzix champagne flutes, MS punch, flat backed crystals, white organza ribbon

The exploding box is part of the same order.

Materials: Papers - Making Memories and My Mind's Eye, ribbons - Ribbon Oasis, everything else from stash

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

DewDrop Craftz

The new challenge is now live on the DewDrop Craftz blog and this is what Nikki had to say "This months challenge is to make a creation which interprets the following..

'Summer Of Love' - anything bright & colourful and not depicting Christmas/Winter
This month there will be a suprise package for the winner including 2 Copic pens and a digital image..

Also, one person through the month will be picked to be a guest DT member for the next challenge..
You have until 12 noon (GMT) on the 8th December"
Materials used image - DewDrop Digiz, Promarkers, papers - Pink Petticoat , ribbon - Ribbon Oasis , gems from stash

I do love that little flower, she is so cute!!

Materials: image DewDrop Digiz again, Promarkers, Cuttlebug monkey, papers - My Mind's Eye & Manhatten Park
(which is years old :)) buttons from stash

Will be back in a while as I have a couple of orders to show, thanks for looking and for the lovely comments, they are greatly appreciated.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Another quickie

This time the card is for the challenge on the Passion For Promarkers blog. the colour combo for this challenge are Grass and Canary.......not quite grass and a canary, more like a frog and a lily pad, boom boom :))

Materials: DewDrop Digi stamp, Sizzix frog, Promarkers, papers - My Mind's Eye, googly eyes, Ribbon - Ribbon Oasis,
buttons from stash, sentiment - pc

I loved this image and it screamed Sizzix frog at me!! The image is part of a flower set sent to me a couple of weeks ago by Nikki from DewDrop Craftz and is one of the new
Digiz sets recently added to the site. Don't forget to check out the new challenge which goes up on Tuesday.

I don't usually get involved with controversy on my blog but this evening just made my blood pressure rise somewhat! Was Mr Cowell unfair this evening? I think so, I certainly don't think Lucie deserved to go at all, I think she has a lovely voice, has been consistent all the way through and seems to be a really nice girl and that's all I will say, read into it what you will LOL. I shouldn't even have an opinion as I'm one of the ones who don't vote until the final :( I love young Joe and Olly though :)

That's it, I'm down off my soap box now so onto a brighter dear, darling beloved hubby has only gone and booked to take us back to New York in March :) We found when we went this year the three days just wasn't long enough to see what we wanted to see (DD could've spent three days in Macy's if I'd let her!) so we are going again at the end of March but this time we are going for FIVE days.....woo hoo!!

Right o, I have some work to finish before I hit the sack so I will see you soon. Sleep tight and thanks for looking. xx

Santa Claus is

coming to town!!
These cards have gone down a storm this year, everyone who sees them just loves them. They are called Flippin' Christmas by La Pashe

Materials: papers - Craftwork cards, My Mind's Eye and magazine freebies, stickers - Anita's and Papermania
and everything else from stash

I've got another couple to do so will probably be back with them at some point :)


Papertake Weekly

Sketch # 27

Good morning from a wet and miserable Sunday in Scruff's Corner!

I've worked my little (well alright, large) butt off this week and am back to working into the night to keep on top. For the first time since I've been in business, I still have wedding orders coming in. Up until this year, they have died off about October and started agin in January which has given me a clear run at Christmas goodies. I have a jewellery party booked, another shop interested in my jewellery and loads to do for Christmas so will be burning the midnight oil well into December me thinks. I love my job and still, after five years, take it as a great compliment that people are prepared to part with their hard earned cash to buy my work. I feel so lucky to be able to sit every day and get paid for a job I adore :)

So, onto the challenge, I love the simplicity of Dawn's sketches, they definitely suit my style. I love clean and simple lines and much as I try, I can't seem to manage cluttered or shabby chic......I think it's a classic case of if it ain't broke, don't fix it!! :)

Materials: papers - Pink Petticoat, ribbon - Ribbon Oasis, Sizzix dungarees and everything else is from my stash

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Sketch and Stash

Challenge # 22
A quick card for a forum birthday. Let's just hope it doesn't get lost in the back log of mail!!

Materials: paper - Pink Petticoat, image - Debbi Moore, ruffle, spotty flower, flower centre and sentiment - Craftwork Cards,
small flower - Dianne's Die Cuts, pearls and ribbon - stash

My totally unused item is the large spotty flower from Craftwork Cards. I bought them as part of a kit at a craft show in May and this is the first time I've used one! It's also the first time I've used a pyramage topper as part of my own work. I've done them for Debbi's dt work but never for me so I hope that qualifies too :)

Right, back to work now.......Santa is waiting! LOL
Take care and thanks for looking.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Sketch Saturday

I've used the sketch for this challenge but left out the Halloween theme and gone for Christmas instead.

Materials: papers - Pink Petticoat, image - Pink Gem Designs, Promarkers, X Cut snowflake punch, Glamour Dust

That's it for now but I should have more cards ready for tomorrow.
Take care

Friday Sketchers

Sketch #76
This sketch had me baffled at first but I think I managed it lol

Material: image - Forever Friends ~(magazine freebie), Promarkers, papers - My Mind's Eye, ribbon - Ribbon Oasis

I think my image is definitely cute and fuzzy so I'm also entering this card in the Stamp Something challenge this week as they are looking for "Cute and Fuzzy.You can use a cute and fuzzy image or just something that you think says cute! Or make a cute card or a fuzzy card!!! It's up to you, have fun with this one!"


Kathy's sketch

Sketch File Sketch #16
I'm a bit late with this one, sorry Mrs B, namely because it isn't October any more :)

Materials: papers - Pink Petticoat, image - Penny Black, Promarkers, ribbon and snowflakes from stash



Sketch # 7 and another Christmas card off my list. I've almost finished with them for now :)

Materials: image - Pink Gem Designs, Promarkers, paper - Craftwork Cards, Glamour Dust and everything else from stash


Mojo Monday

Sketch #s 109, 110 and 111

I finally managed to catch up with these challenges yesterday and so far, it has taken me since 7.30 this morning to get them on here!

Materials: papers - My Mind's Eye, image - magazine freebie, Promarkers, everything else from stash
Materials: image - Pink Gem Designs papers - Pink Petticoat, ribbon - Ribbon Oasis, Promarkers, Glamour Dust
Materials: image - Pink Gem Designs (as above), papers - My Mind's Eye, Promarkers, Glamour Dust, ribbon and brad from stash

Thanks for looking.