Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Hi everyone I have just about recovered from DD hen night which was on Saturday evening, I think everyone had a good time you can judge for yourself from some pics I have uploaded below. Tonight we are off to Beckys from Beckys Happy Crafting Place to have a craft lesson/session with her can't wait as she is so clever and very talented at making cards, will no doubt be back to show you all what we did and maybe some photos too! Hope you all have a great day crafting. Thanks for dropping by hugs Arlinex

Hope the actual wedding dress is better than these creations made on the Hen Night!

Me and my daughter, the Bride-to-be.

The Bride-to-be and her sister getting ready to party.

Becky having her manicure :)

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Friday Sketchers Challenge

Well here is my last card this week and just in time for the Friday Sketchers Challenge. This is my take on the sketch the cute image is coloured using my Coppic markers and used my fave colour purple. Thanks for dropping by hugs Arlinex

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Hi Everyone!

Well a lot of challenges this week so I have combined a lot of them. My first card is for three challenges the sketch is Sketch Saturday Challenge, the next is Saturday Challenge a new one I have entered this week, which was to use three papers two embellishments and one image and the third is for Totally Papercrafts Challenge which was to use stiching or false stitching on the card phew!

My next card is my card for this weeks Allsorts Challenge which was this sketch. I have kept this card really simple, using another set of stamps that I bought last year at the NEC in a bargain box and have never used. I have used shades of green to pick out all the greens in the image. I like this stamp it's rather cute I think, of the kids trying to get the fish!

My last card from yesterday is for this weeks Penny Black Challenge which was a sketch so here is my take on their challenge this week. Using two cute images from their range again keeping it fairly simple again, except maybe overdoing it with the flowers. I have kept the theme mainly pinks and browns. Well back to the card making, thanks for dropping by. Hugs Arlinex

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Rainy Dismal Day Here in Sunderland!

Morning fellow crafters, well its not a very nice day here, grey and dismal and now its started to rain. Oh well that means another day of blog hopping! I found a small storage box this morning in my bedroom empty or so I thought, inside I found a DCWV paper pad, two brand new stamps I had bought before Christmas (a Sarah Kay one and a Magnolia one) and some Prima flowers!Now all I have to do is find my Rock a Blocks? I threw all my acrylic blocks out when I purchased these and have some stamps I would like to try out but have been unable too as I am sure my teenage daughter borrowed them while ago and has never put them back! My oldest daughter bought me a set of the Beatrice Potter stamps too and am dying to use them also, I think maybe I am going to have to go and purchase some blocks of some sort. Well yesterday some stuff I ordered for my daughters hen night arrived how exiting, hopefully some more will arrive today. Well thats it for today love and hugs Arlinex

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Good Afternoon Everyone!

Well good afternoon everyone, here are another four cards I have created for the challenges this week. My first is for Friday Sketchers Challenge.Here I have used some freebie papers that I got off a mag this week. Then I have picked the colours out of my image to use on my card which I coloured with Promarkers and finished it off with co-ordinating coloured ribbons and flowers. Then used a cute stamped sentiment.

This next card is for Just Magnolia Challenge which was a sketch and this is my version of it. Using some more of the freebie papers I have used pinks and purples as the theme here. I have used another of my images received of friend Becky and coloured her in with Promarkers, added some Prima Flowers and a little sentiment.

This card is a combined two challenge entry. First for Just Cute Bears Challenge, which was to use buttons and bows and Totally Papercrafts Challenge which was the sketch I have followed. I used some pale yellow bazzil card as my base and then cut the triangular shape from some card in my stash, then added my image which a stamp from Cuddly Buddly, coloured in this time with my Whisper pens. I have tried to keep this card bright but with nice spring colours in mind. Added some lovely paper flowers which I bought at the NEC and are not Prima! Can't remember who made these but you got so many bags for a fiver, bargain! A sentiment and some peach bows to finish the card off.

And finally from me today, my last card is f0r two challenges also. This time Sketch Saturday(its under there some where I promise!) and Penny Black Challenge which was to use your punches. So my image and sentiment is of course from the PB range, I have used browns and pinks on this card. I have used a large punch to mount my image and then have used this again and then quartered the shape to add to the central shape and to finish it off some small flowers. Thanks for dropping by and thanks for leaving a comment if you wish to. Hugs Arlinex

Sunday, 2 May 2010

OMG Another prize for one of my cards!!!!!!!!!!

Hiya everyone. Well have had a canny weekend apart from the old abdo pain, and the less said about that the better. My youngest daughter and I yesterday had to go into town and purchase some more bits for the eldest daughters forthcoming hen night and to buy a small gift for someone at work who is leaving to have a baby ah! Any how we had a canny day as I said buying balloons banners etc, although its funny but in Primark some tshirts and hair accessories fell into my basket which were for youngest daughter, hm wonder how I ended up paying for those and it also cost me a tiara for her prom which is in July, so although I told her we weren't buying anything for her I still ended up spending money on her funny how that happens isn't it mums? Then when I got home had a phone call from bride to be, to say the lady who she had booked for her hen night to do a Pamper Evening had rung to say she couldn't now do it that weekend and maybe she could change her hen night to another date, least to say that didn't go down well as most people have been invited and arranged to travel to her home that weekend. We were both
angry that this woman just thought we could change everything for her after she had been booked for a while now! Some people don't seem to care about letting people down these days.
Well today have been to see my mum and when I got back decided to do a bit of blog hopping and was astonished to find that my card for last weeks Just Cute Bears Challenge had been picked at random and I have won a nice little teddy stamp, so thats alovely way to end my afternoon. Now to the more mundane jobs going to put washing on and then sit tonight and do my cards for this weeks challenges. Thanks for dropping by. Love Arlinex

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Hen Night Shopping!

Well today I have been on line purchasing some bits for my daughters forthcoming hen night, which is at the end of May. I was told they had to be tasteful, but that has been a task in its self! After a morning of having problems with my paypal log in, finally got the things ordered. So I thought had to have a little retail therapy of my own. So I have been to my local craft shop, where I had saved some loyality points from last year, so decided I would spend them today and bought some nice papers and some nice ribbons she had just had delivered. That was quite good because I had £13 to spend and managed to spend it all and a little more besides. Hope you have all had a great week crafting. Hugs Arlinex

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Another Four Challenges I am All Blogged Out lolx

Here is my first card of the day its for the Pollycraft Challenge and that was to add flowers but you had to make them somehow. Anyhow hope this is okay as I used some paper I had in my stash and cut the flowers out of the paper, not very original I know but I thought it a good idea at the time. The image is a Joanna Sheen stamp which I haven't used for quite a while but I love these stamps, I coloured it using my Promarker pens and added a little sentiment kept it quite plain really.

My next effort is for the Just Cute Bears Challenge which was the above sketch. I have used a stamp from Cuddly Buddly and this time I have used some Whisper pens to colour the image in. To finish it off I have added a sentiment and some small Prima flowers.

This card is for the Sketch and Stash Challenge and I found this stamp when I was sorting out my craft stuff about a month ago and I am sure this is the first time I have used it. I used some bright striped paper as my base and took my colours from there really. Using my Promarkers to colour these sweet little angels in, added some of my new Prima flowers, which arrived today, from the people at The Craft Garden who supplied the prize I won last week from the PB Challenge and they are gorgeous, aren't they? I have added some flower braiding on the bottom and a sentiment to finish the sketch off.

The final card from me today is for a Spoonful of Sugar challenge, which this week was 3d. So using spring colours of greens and yellows, I used this stamped imaage my friend Becky sent me some time ago. I coloured two of the images in and then cut one Magnolia out and decoupaged the image, I think you can just see the layering at the bottom and on her little hat. This is such a lovely image of her. I added a sentiment and off course some spring coloured flowers. I think this is my favourite card of the day, but hope you like my efforts and thanks for dropping by. Love Arline x

Sunday, 25 April 2010


Hello everyone so sorry if you have been trying to view my blog today but having problems uploading stuff its driving me nuts keep losing stuff so please bear with me, hopefully will get sorted in next couple of hours. Love Arlinex

At last Have managed to update page!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good morning everyone what a morning, finally have been able to upload images, kept losing them for some reason this morning. Anyhow, here are my efforts from a busy Saturday crafting. This first card is a combined challenge for Pollycraft Challenge sketch and the theme was from Spoonful of Sugar Challenge, which was happy birthday. I have used mainly blues, yellows and greens on the card. The image is a cute, little chef with-of course-a birthday cake and I am just going to get this challenge on in time.

My next card is another two in one. This time it is for Just Magnolia and my take on the Friday Sketchers Challenge this week. So I have used a cute image of Magnolia blowing kisses, using my Promarkers to colour. I have used some cupcake paper as my base and then some spotty paper to overlap as on the sketch. Some flowers and of course a sentiment just saying a cheery hello so it can be used as a general card for anything.

Here is my card for this weeks Sketch Saturday Challenge and my take on it. I have tried to use nice bright colours and with this sentiment, which is one once again which can be used as a general card to someone. Hope you like the image I have used she is so cute, isn't she? Wonder what she is thinking? Some small flowers to finish card off.

And finally my take on this weeks Penny Black challenge, which I was lucky enough to win last week . I was thrilled. This was to use three flowers,two buttons and one bow, so here is my version. The image I have used this week of the cute little hedghog I decided to colour him in using just some ordinary coloured pencils for a change, and even though I say so myself I am rather pleased at the outcome. I have used some spotty card which was double sided and I have then turned it over to mat and layer with the alternative colour. Using the colours from my card I have added the flowers, buttons and bow to co-ordinate as such. Hope you have enjoyed looking at my cards this week and thanks for dropping by.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Fed Up Need to Blog Hop to do Some Challenges Me Thinks!

Have been off work for some weeks with abdo pain and had finally got an appointment for the start of May and lo and behold they have rang me from outpatients this morning to say I have been referred to the wrong dept. Aagh!!!!!!!!!! Have to go through the waiting list rigmaroll all over again to get another date, so will just have to make some cards to try and take mind off things lol x

Another Busy Sunday Afternoon!!!!!!!!!!

Well my first card of the weekend is this lovely pink number for Friday Sketchers Challenge, so here is my take on their sketch. Using various colours of pinks, some nice flowers bought at the NEC in November and a cute image of a little girl with her kitty.

My next creation is for the Sketch Saturday Challenge, Here I have used turquoise and pinks. The image is a Sarah Kay stamp of her feeding her little dolly, cute. I have coloured her using my Coppic markers, added some Prima flowers, a sentiment and some little sticky pearls to finish the card off.

And finally my last card of the weekend is the Penny Black Challenge, which was to use their images and sentiments with the colour brown! Quite hard this, but I had some Papermania brown scalloped cards in my stash and also some small Prima flowers which I bought a couple of years ago in a mixed jar and they were ideal for this challenge. So have used this cute little image of some mice celebrating a birthday and used Pro markers to colour the image in. Hope you like my attempts this week and thanks for dropping by.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Busy Busy Busy Another Three Cards Today!

Well I have been busy again today, I have had the old fingers working doing some more challenges. My first card is two in one, I have followed the sketch from this weeks Sketch and Stash and challenge and then I have combined this with this weeks Pollycraft Challenge, which was to use pink, browns and to use either green or yellow on you card. Using brown bazzil card as my base and then used some pinks and brown papers. The image is a stamp from the Kars stamps, which are real cute. I have used pro .markers to colour her in and added some flowers, one being yellow and a little sentiment

Here is my second card for the day and again two challenges in one. This one is A Spoonful of Sugar Challenge and their sketch to follow and also Just Cute Teddies Challenge, which was to use flowers with a teddy. I have made this card with a friend in mind who isn't very well at the moment, so I have tried to make it nice and bright! So I have used various coloured bazzil card on this card and the brown with flowers is DCWV card out of one of their pads, which I have hardly used. I have added some striped ribbon which I found in my stash and it has all the colours I have used on it. My image is a Cuddly Buddly stamp of a little nurse, checking her thermometer. I have then added some lovely bright flowers(which I bought last year when we were doing the university open day weekends!) and just finished them off with a couple of buttons and a get well sentiment.

My final card of the day is for the Papertake Challege, which was to make a card called Cutie Pie. Well here is mine and he is so cute , don't you think? Here is my little grey bear sitting crying on his cushion. Everyone say aah! I have used Coppic markers to colour this little ted in and mat and layered him on purple card and added a spotty ribbon. I have used a dark purple as my base and added some purple daisy paper as the base and then added my image. Some little daisy flowers and buttons and a sentiment. And just to finish it off some little adhesive pearls. If you haven't guessed by now, my fave colour is purple. Thanks for dropping by and having a look at my cards.

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Another Day, Another Challenge or Two!!

Hi everyone here is my card for the Penny Black Challenge and I have used the layout from this weeks Sketch Saturday Challenge, so two for the price of one. My PB stamp is one which I bought at the NEC in November and I love these cute mice doing breakfast, I have coloured them using Pro markers. I took some blue card as my base and then used some lovely bright striped paper on top of that, then I have taken the colours out of the stripes to embellish my card. The challenge from PB also asked us to use some buttons on the card so I have added buttons to my Prima flowers and then finished it off with a small sentiment. I do hope you like my card and thanks for dropping by.

Friday, 9 April 2010

Friday Sketchers Chaellenge

Well here we are with another card I made today. This one is for the Friday Sketchers challenge and this was a great sketch to follow and just so happened as I was about to start it , my daughter asked me if I could make a card for her friend who is 18 tomorrow, so with that in mind here is my card. I used gold mirri board as the base card and used some turquoise paper on top of that. I picked the colours out of the image I had coloured, the image is coloured using Coppic markers. I have added some little bows and a sentiment near the image. Then I have added some Prima flowers and of course 18 to the card. My daughter was thrilled with it and hope her friend is too. Hope you like my card and thanks for dropping by.

Just Magnolia Challenge

This is my card for this weeks Just Magnolia challenge and that was to use some punches! So I have made a Thank You card this time. I have used some pink card for my base and then some spotty paper and I have then picked out some of the colours out of the paper and used a large flower shaped punch and trimmed them down to place on the corners of the card. Then using the same colours I have punced some small circles out and dotted them around the card. I have then used my image and coloured her with Pro markers, added some Prima flowers, a sentiment and a little ribbon to finish it off. Hope you like my card , thanks for dropping by.

Two in One Challenge!

This is my card for two challenges in one combined. Just Bears Challenge, which was to use yellow and green, and Spoonful of Sugar Challenge, which was one for the boys. So I have used some yellow bazzil card as my base, some green and white Happy Birthday paper. Then I have used a cute bear stamp fishing and layered him onto some green card, using Coppic pens to colour him in and as a little twist I have cut out a little fish and added him onto his fishing line and just finished it off using some green and yellow ribbon and embellishments. Hope you like my attempt at these challenges and thanks for dropping by.

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Some Challenges after 6 Months off!!!!!!!!!!!

Here is my last card I have made this weekend and it is for Just Magnolia challenge.The challenge was to use folds on your card and use Magnolia images. Here I have used two small square cards and stuck them together and then I have folded the front and made a curved shape on both sides, so it overlaps each side. Using purple and green as the main colours, I haved used some purple ribbons and green flowers and used a cute stamped image and put her little dog on the fold of the other side of the card, and just added a cute sentiment to finish it off. Ihave put another image on to show the front of the card.
With this card I have combined two challenges Friday Sketchers and Lili of the Valley, whose challenge was this week silver and blue and to use one of their images. I have used this cute image of the little unicorn, used blue as the main theme in the sketch and finished it off with silver embellishments. Hope you like the finished result.

This is my card for the Penny Black Challenge using one of their stamps and checks. So I have used my fave colour purple and the cute stamped image of a teddy bear and one of their sentiments on the top of the card. Again used pro markers to colour them in. Finished off with some flowers. Hope you like my card and thanks for visiting my blog.
This is my favourite challenge card I have done this weekend its for the Sketch Saturday challenge. I have used blacks and reds in this one. I have used lots of ribbons and lace and some lovely flowers all with the red and black theme. The stamp I have used was one I bought last summer in the fishing port of Whitby(where Dracula landed apparently) and I love this stamp. I have just finished it off with some sticky jewels, red of course! Hope you like it thanks for looking.
Here is my first card for some time as I haven't had any spare time and as I am off sick at the moment thought I would get back into the challenges. This card is for the Sketch and Stash challenge. I have used a scalloped card as the base , which I bought a while ago and forgot about them, as with the ribbon found that in the bottom of my craft stash yesterday, so thought I would use that also. I have used pro markers to colour my image in and picked out the colours from the base card. I hope I have managed to put these on there;levant blogs okay its a while since I did this. Hope all who visit like my first challenge for a while.