Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Copics Colour Challenge 33 using Friday Sketchers sketch

Here are the colours this week at Copics Colour Challenge.
Remember, if you do not have the exact colours we've listed below, please just use something that looks close. Also, if you don't fancy making a card, you could do a scrapbook page, alter an item or make something from scratch. As long as there are Copics used somewhere.

On my card this week I have used Daisy with present from Squiggle Stamps and Daisy is available Here along with all her friends. The DP came free with a magazine - creative cards I think and I have also cut the butterflies and the flower from the same set of papers. The sentiment is by Stampin Up. I have used the sketch this week on Friday Sketchers which was a great one and I think could be used for all sorts of cards.

We have some fabulous cards from our Guest DT members this week to show you and you can check them out Here, I am sure that they will certainly inspire you.

I will be back later in the week with some yummy candy from Squiggle Stamps, so do pop back.

Karen x

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

My Last DT card with ICS

Well, this is a sad post for me because after 8 months this is mu last post as a DT member with ICS. I have been there since the blog started and Dawn asked me to stay on after my initial 4 month stint, but now is the time for new people to take over the and I am so happy for them, but I will miss Dawn and her Tuesday sketches. I will however now be able to take part in the challenge weekly and will certainly be keeping an eye on the fabulous inspiration that we all take from these sketches.

We were sponsored by Lindsay's Stamp Stuff this week and Lindsay is offering 10 of her fabulous digi stamps to the lucky winner this week and all the DT got to pick one of these to work with this week, you can read all about this Here. The DP I have used is by Paper Artsy and the sentiment from Pink Petticoat.

I hope you enjoy this sketch this week and don't forget to pop back later in the week when I will be posting my DT Blog Candy from Squiggle Stamps

I will finish off here by wishing Dawn and the DT over at ICS all the very best for the future - I will miss you.

Karen x

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Challenge 71 - Christmas

At A Spoon Full of Sugar this week we thought we would get you all in the mood to get those Christmas cards started.
Our Wonderful sponsor this week is Summer, owner of Belle's 'n Whistles. Summer is kindly giving the lucky winner two cute stamps - Little Witch and Scarecrow and Little Wizard. These two beautiful stamps are from her latest collection and you can read all about this fabulous prize and perhaps get some inspiration from the DT with those Christmas Cards Here

This week I have used the adorable Christmas Elves set from Squiggle Stamps. There are four stamps included in this fantastic set, two elves, parcels and the Merry Christmas sentiment that I have used in the inside of the card and also on the back of the gift bag.
The DP is all by Bo Bunny and Tracy at Squiggle stamps also has a mini set of these papers and some embelishments which would be ideal to make these Christmas projects, you can see this mini set Here
As usual I have used copics to colour my images and lots of stickles just to get into the Christmas spirit.

Inside of card

I have used the same papers on the inside of the card just to carry the theme through.

Front of Gift Bag

This little sweets gift bag compliments the card and I have used the same papers again. The bag top is made using various Nestabilities and the bags are from Stampin Up.

Back of Gift Bag

I hope you all have fun this week with this Christmas theme and no doubt you will be walking around with bits of glitter on you face - as has already been pointed out to me this morning at work.

I will be back later in the week with some scrummy blog candy kindly donated to me by Tracy at Squiggle Stamps so watch this spot.

Karen x

Friday, 25 September 2009

Dare U 2 Digi Stamp - challenge 25 - punched shapes or die cuts with a Truly Scrumptious twist

For our challenge this week we dare you to use punched shapes or
die cuts on your project which must also include a digital image.

You could use punches of course, any dies, nestabilities etc., or pre-cut chipboard shapes. We hope you have fun with this one and we look forward to seeing your shapes.

We have a prize of two digi stamps from Sketching Stamper and two from Sandra Dry Digital Designs which will be drawn in two weeks time on challenge day. You can check the challenge out Here and also see the fabulous cards that the rest of the DT have created this week.

This image is the second of the Digi Set that Nutcrafters have created for Breast Cancer Awareness. The set includes two character images along with two cupcakes and a selection of cupcake toppers and sentiments and will be available in October. You can read all about it Here.

The sketch is the fabulous one over on Truly Scrumptious and I even managed to get in the extra challenge of three stamps with the cupcake, the girl and the cherry. The DP is all by Doodlebug again and is just perfect with this set. I have started to decorate the inside of this card, but unfortunately ran out of time last night. I will try to finish it over the weekend and will post it at a later date.

Have a great weekend.

Karen x

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Copics Colour Challenge - # 32

This weeks combo at Copics Colour Challenge is really fresh and funky. This is the first week on the DT for our new girls Beth and Patricia so please give them a big welcome and check out their fabulous cards Here .

On my card today I wanted to give you a peek of a very special stamp set that will be coming out in October. As many of you know October is Breast Cancer Awareness in the UK and the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the US.
Katie and Colette over at Nutshells have been working hard to create a digi stamp set for October. The new digi stamp set is called Pink Frosting and features a new nut called Pecan Nut.
If that wasn't enough to get you excited how about this......Nutshells will be donating 50% of each set sold to support Breast Cancer Awareness.
Make sure and check out the Nutshell blog Here for more information about this digi stamp set.

The DP I have used is by Doodlebug and the flowers were also punched from the same range of DP.

I hope you all have fun with this lovely colour combo and I will be back later in the week with another card featuring these Breast Cancer awareness cuties.

Karen x

Inspirational Card Sketches #35

I have only just realised that I never got round to finishing my post yesterday with my card for ICS and I really am pleased with this card which features a couple of the fabulous images from Mo Manning. The DP is from a Forever Friends pad and the sentiments from ElzyBells.

We got back from Orkney late on Sunday night after being there for the weekend for the Wedding reception following on from the Wedding in New York last month. We had a fabulous time in Kirkwall and of course ate and drank far too much. That now completes all our galavanting until we head back over to Spain for Christmas, so I should now have some time for some serious crafting and getting started on my Christmas cards. It will also mean that I will have some time to get around the blogs to catch up on what everyone has been up to.

Have fun with Dawn's sketch which you can check out Here along with seeing what the DT have come up with using the sketch.

Have a great week.

Karen x

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Challenge 70 - Sketch by Nikki

At A Spoon Full of Sugar this week we have a fabulous Sketch created by our very own Nikki for you to follow. The DT have all really enjoyed this one and you can check out their cards and also the wonderful prize from Silly Monkey Crafts Here

I have used one of the new Daisy stamps by Squiggle Stamps and this cutie is called Snowflake Daisy. This stamp (and all the other fabulous Squiggle Stamps) is available Here. The papers and sentiment came free with a magazine, but sorry I am not sure which one, the white snowflakes were cut with a Martha Stewart punch and the pink one is by Prima.

I do hope you all have fun this week with this sketch.

I will be back later with my card for ICS where I used one of Mo Manning's fabulous designs.

Karen x

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Copics Colour Challenge #31

Wednesday morning already (where is the weeking going) and time for another Copics Colour Challenge. As the season here in the UK has really started to turn, these colours are going to be perfect for all of those autumnal cards you are all dying to make! Please check out the blog Here to see what the rest of the DT have come up and also out guest DT members this week.

I have used a couple of the stamps from the Midsummer Nutshells range which is available from Nutcrafters and these were just perfect for the Autumn Colours that we have for the challenge this week. The papers are from the MME Bloom and Grow set and the flowers were all just cut from one of the DP sheets with a small jem stone for the centre.

The layout that I have used is from the sketch at this week's Sunday Sketch and Stamp Challenge

I have used another Nutshell from the same set on the inside of the card and the ladybird is also a stamps from the set. Same papers as before.

Thanks for looking.

Karen x

Autumn Daisy does A Spoon Full of Sugar Fall into Autumn with ICS sketch #34

Well, here I am back to reality and back to work again after my lovely holiday in the sun. The time has passed so quickly since we got home on Sunday night and I have had to combine 2 challenges this week in order to get my DT work done. The challenge at A Spoon Full of Sugar this week is to make a Fall/Autumn project and I have used the fab sketch from Dawn over at ICS this week.

This cute Autumn Daisy with toadstools is one of the new batch of stamps which are now available at Squiggle Stamps These are really worth checking out and there is also a Witch, a lovely Daisy with a snowflake and a couple of Oscar cuties which will be perfect for little boy cards.

I have coloured Daisy in with a combination of Copics and Promarkers, the DP is by Cosmo Cricket and the flower by Prima.

I am looking forward to having a bit of time this week to get around some blogs to see what you have all been up to and get myself back into crafting mode.

Have a great week.

Karen x

Friday, 11 September 2009

Dare U 2 Digi Stamp - Challenge 21 - Sketch

At Dare U 2 Digi Stamp we have a fabulous sketch for you to follow this week. You can check it out Here and also see tha beautiful creations from the DT this week.

I have used another of this fabulous set of digi stamps from CC designs for my card this week and this one goes so perfectly with these beautiful doodlebug papers.

Well my holiday here is Spain is almost at an end and tomorrow is cleaning and tidy up day. We have some people renting our apartment at the end of the month so this means that I will have to have a proper tidy up so as to leave a some room in the wardrobes and also the cupboards. We have had beautiful weather, but hopefully we will be able to enjoy some of the better weather that the UK appears to have been having over the past few days when we return home on Sunday.

Have a great weekend.

Karen x

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

ICS Sketch #33

Greeting this Tuesday morning from sunny Spain - still here on holiday and enjoying every minute of it. Time again for a sketch from Dawn over at ICS - you will need to check out the blog Here to see the sketch and also read all about this weeks prize as I am having to schedule this post prior to the post on the ICS blog.

This week I have used another of the fabulous new release stamps from Squiggle Stamps and what a little cutie she is. The DP is by doodlebug and the flower cut with my new retro punches.

Please drop by Squiggle Stamps to see the beautiful stamps that Tracy has and also a preview of the new adorable Christmas ones which will be released real soon.

I will be back blogging properly next week and look forward to seeing what you have all been up to.

Karen x

Have a great day.

Karen x

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

ICS #32

Sorry, I could not get to the internet yesterday afternoon, so I am a day late in posting my card for this weeks ICS challenge. We have another fab sketch from Dawn to follow and I have used another of the adorable Midsummer stamps from Nutshells (Link over on the right).

DP is by Making Memories - Spring Fling. Please check out the blog Here to read all about this week's challenge and also to read all about Dawn's DT call.

Have a great day

Karen x

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Challenge 67 - Distressing

Sorry, I am a day late in posting this weeks card for A Spoon Full of Sugar which this week is distressing. Please pop on over to the blog to read all about this week's fab prize and see what the rest of the DT have been up to.
This week I have used another of the fabulous new stamps from Squiggle stamps and while I remember have you been on the new blog to check out the fabulous candy that Tracy has up for offer?

I have used copics to colour in this cute little image and the papers are by doodlebug - I think.

We are having a wonderful in holiday here in Spain - 30 degrees and sunshine - we are now just heading off to the beach.

Karen x

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Official launch of Squiggle Stamps Blog

I am on holiday in Sunny Spain at the moment, but just wanted to let you all know that the new Squiggle Stamps blog has now officially been launched.

To celebrate the launch Tracy who owns Squiggle Stamps is offer the most amazing blog candy. There is too much to mention her so you will need to visit the blog Here to see what is on offer and how to enter - you certainly amazed to see how generous Tracy has been.

The DT have some beautiful projects for you to have a look at to see what can be done with these adorable little stamps and here is a little teaser with the gift card holder and notebook that I have made with the new fairy stamps.

I wish you luck with the candy and look forward to seeing your creations with these fabulous stamps.

Karen x