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