Monday, 31 March 2008
I made a brown square card blank & covered with one of the papers from paper blossom at Funky Hand. I then cut a strip of stripy paper (again paper blossom) and adhered it 2 thirds of the way down the card. I stamped Lola (Sugar Nellie) onto white card and coloured her with watercolour pencils, then partially cut her out and mounted her on more paper (paper blossom again) and then onto brown card. I doodled stitches around Lola. Next I cut out one of the patterned flowers and a "Happy Birthday" sentiment and mounted lower right. I edged the flower with glitter glue and attached some DCWV ribbon with a safety pin to the lower right of the card. Lastly a velvet Prima flower and jewel brad in the top right corner.
LONG TALL SALLY
Make something tall and skinny (like I want to look). It can be anything you like as long as it is long and slim.
I made a card and matching bookmark
I used pinkie pops papers, Hampton Arts stamp, a cheapo 99p "my friend" stamp, prima flowers, tiny gems, doodling, doodlebug paper frills, a Lakeland bloom, glitter glue.ribbon and a brad.
The great thing about this challenge is that there will be some blog candy!! Everyone who enters will get their name put in a hat and my daughter will pick a name out next Sunday (6th) so the deadline to enter is 6pm. Here is a sneak peak at the candy :o)
Some stamped images, 2 sheets of DCWV pocket full of posies 12x12 papers, 2 sheets of Daisy Bucket (I think) papers (double sided), 4 blooms and a pack of card charms. You've gotta be in it to win it so they say so pop over to www.funkyfairychallenge.blogspot.com/ and add a comment with a link to your entry.
Saturday, 29 March 2008
This is a photo of the set. It was in the studio which is a mini theatre within the theatre. We love the studio cos it's quite small and intimate and cos they show kids stuff in there it can be quite interactive. We all had such fun! I was dead proud of Maddie because she is only 2 but she was so well behaved. She only got fidgety in the last 10 minutes or so which I think is brilliant as the whole thing lasted 1 hour.
After theatre we had lunch at Marks & Spencer where I had probably the best toastie I have ever tasted (emmental and mushroom). It was delicious!! Then on to Borders book shop for 2pm where they hold a kids club every Saturday. We love it because they do crafty, sticky, glittery messy things there and it is free!! Every week it has a different theme - this week it was High School Musical. They got to make a badge and Abbi entered a quiz competition (about HSM) and won a prize for getting 13 out of 14 correct. She won a sticker book and stickers (HSM of course!) so she was really chuffed. Met up with Mum and Dad afterwards which was lovely. Must share this pic of my Mum that I took a few weeks ago when I got my fab new phone.
It creases me up every time I look at it!!!!! My phone has templates on it and the bunny is my fave. She had no idea what I was doing when I took this! Her and Dad do sometimes pop on this blog for a peek so - SORRY MUM!!!!!! LOL!
Last pic now! This is the latest addition to our family - Lucy! She is Abbi's hamster and we've had her 2 weeks now. Have been meaning to blog about her. She is turning out to be almost untamable unfortunately. She is incredibly timid and if you try and hold her she wees on you and squeaks! She is very cute though :o)
Thursday, 27 March 2008
Isn't she great? Bless her! I can't post mine up yet cos it's similar to something I've been making for next week's Funky Fairy challenge :o)
Check out Abbi's doodling!!
I needed to make a 3rd birthday card as my girls are going to a birthday party tomorrow so I made this my challenge card.
I used a white deckle edged A6 card, free papers from a past issue of Papercraft Essentials, black card, fairy stamp from Dimension fourth Ltd, chipboard number 3 from Craftwork Cards triple embossed with pink ultra thick embossing powder by Blonde Moments, watercolour pencils, buttons, Woodware sentiment stamps and pink glitter (on the fairy wings).
Monday, 24 March 2008
This week's challenge is "Bling" up your cards
Please wander over and have a go :o)
Anyhow, whilst tinkering, I made a sparkly header for my blog using yummy Pinkie Pops papers from Funky Fairy's Papercraft's. I think it's kinda cool :o)
Thanks for visiting me xxx
Sunday, 23 March 2008
Saturday, 22 March 2008
I played with my new monkeh!! He is from the new little cotton rabbits range at Sugar Nellie. He is soooo cute (although today he is a girl as he's in pink & purple!). I coloured him with watercolour pencils. The card is a lilac square blank. I've used a freebie download paper for the backing (available here http://funkyfairyinspirations.blogspot.com/) and made a frame using lilac lush paper available from Funky Fairy's papercrafts. The bling came in several forms - glitter glue on monkeh's jumper, shiny bead wire wrapped round the frame and jewels in each corner of the card and the centre of the prima flower. Monkeh is suspended upside down - the cheeky devil!
Well now’s your chance to use them because I dare you to make a card using some of those pieces.
Oh and no, you don’t need to throw a double six to start playing.
Have had a go at this challenge today.
I used a black square card blank, childs jigsaw pieces painted purple, Tim Holtz stamp, black stazon, Paperartsy stamp for the background on lilac bazzill bling, black bloom and lilac brad.
Tuesday, 18 March 2008
Sunday, 16 March 2008
This is my effort!
I cut an aperture into my card and placed an image (Pink Petticoat) behind the aperture using 3d foam. The image was coloured with watercolour pencils. I used colourful daze paper available at Funk Fairy's papercrafts. I doodled a frame to go round the aperture, then added a huge bloom to the card.
I made a tag for this challenge which is "I'm a laydeeee" (or rather include a lady image on your creation).
I used mountboard cut into a tag shape which I coloured with shabby shutters distress ink. I then stamped a pattern all over the tag using the same ink colour. Next I stamped my beautiful laydee with black stazon. I added a beautiful rub on (Basic Grey), stamped the laydee again in shabby shutters near the top of the tag, than stamped the back of the tag with the pattern stamp using black stazon. Edged the whole thing with black ink, added an eyelet and fibres and it's finished!
"Well I thought we have had plenty of flowers and hearts and girly things so I would like some cards with some teen spirit please."
So I made a square card with some hot pink cardstock, placed a strip of DCWV rockstar paper down the left side, doodled a checked strip, drew round a large grungeboard skull onto some DCWV rockstar paper and doodled round the edged of it, die cut letters to make up the words "teen rebel", added pearl brad eyes and finally added a few ribbons.
Only problem is.....who the devil do I give a card like this to?? Anyhow I do kinda like the way it turned out :-)
Tuesday, 11 March 2008
In with the OLD Out with the new
Create an Item That's just for YOU
Go through your stash That you've had packed away
And fetch out those Goodies To have a little play! :)
I decided to alter the handbag shaped chipboard book I've had sitting in a drawer for months on end! I used pinky pops and perfect pinks papers from Funky Fairy's Papercrafts. Also, loads of photos, silver paint, glitter glue, ribbon, eyelets, charms, grungeboard, flowers, brads, buttons, vellum stickers and making memories sweets. It took me a long time to make, but I am pleased with it and I will treasure it as it is a memory book of my big girl's 6th birthday party.
Monday, 10 March 2008
Friday, 7 March 2008
Now I have to pass it on to 5 people who inspire me which is so difficult because there are so many!! I choose
Me (not "ME" but Me on craft swap forum! LOL)
Liz (lilibet on CSF)
Gosh that was hard. Really I think all my fellow crafters deserve it! :-)
Wednesday, 5 March 2008
FORGET `less is more` i want you to GO MAD `the more the merrier`
PROPER PIMP THAT CARD!!!
This was a fun card to make! I used Funky Fairy's birthday kit papers, a funky fairy stamped image (thanks Shaz) watercoloured with marvy le plume pens, pink cardstock, doodling, eyelets and ribbon!!!!, a big pink bloom (thanks Shaz!), an eyelet and I also tried (not very well) to copy the writing on the paper to write "HAVE A FUNKY BIRTHDAY" in a thought bubble. xxx
As its coming up to Mothers day in the UK here’s a chance to make a card that celebrates women and girls . So I’d like to see a card with at least one feminine image on it . And that's it for rules really.
Apart from this one.
And it is sneaky.
No Tildas, Sugar Nellies or Bellas please. I love them all. But there are loads of great challenges out there using them so for this challenge you can give them a well earned rest!
I made this card with Funky Fairy's Papercrafts pinkie pops papers, paperartsy stamps, a Lakeland bloom and a black button. x
Tuesday, 4 March 2008
What were you doing 10 years ago? I'd not long been married and was in a fairly new job (the one I still do) and I was in the process of buying my first house!
What were you dong a year ago? I was doing my job and being a busy mum to my 2 little girls
Name 5 things you will never wear again Ooh that's tricky! I live in hope of fitting into half my wardrobe again at some point! My wedding dress, a mini skirt (LOL!), my old Wallis coat cos a) it doesn't fit any more and b) it got ripped, my gorgeous glam shoes that only came from Tesco (but I love) cos they cripple me and liquid eyeliner cos I can never get it right when I apply it!
Name your 5 favourite snacks MMM.... chocolate, chocolate, chocolate chocolate and........ oh yeah - chocolate! LOL
Name 5 things you would do if you were a millionaire Pay off my debts, buy a much bigger house, hire a cleaner, give money to family and go on a fab holiday.
Name 5 things you like doing Anything crafty, quality time with the kids, photographing things, messing about on t'internet and chatting with all me crafty pals!
Name your 5 favourite things My 2 gorgeous girlies, crafting, chocolate, alcohol and sleep!
Now I have to tag 5 people so I am choosing
Jo Kill (one of my fave designers)
I also want to say a huge congratulations to my lovely friend Lyds who also won a place on the DT and Hannah, who I don't know (yet) but produces stunning work. And thanks to Shaz over at Funky Fairy's for making a dream come true for me :-)
GO FUNKY FAIRY'S!!!!
Sunday, 2 March 2008
This card is my favourite! Abbi made it at school and I think it is absolutely fabulous! I love the recipe inside it!!
I also got a bought card from each of my girls.