Monday, 23 May 2011

Not a brilliant blogger

Oh dear, I've been that caught up in getting some cards made I've really let my blog slip.

I have created a card for the CR84FN29 color challenge

It seemed weird at first, but it is definitely growing on me,

I made it for my daughters future m-i-l, I hope she likes it.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Craft Room.....WooHoo

I have a craft room.......Wooooohooo!!
Now I know it doesn't look like much, some of you have spare bedrooms for crafting, but this is huge as far as I'm concerned.

I still have to put up my little shelf unit which will sit where my purple craft trolley is and then I can move the rest of my gear up there.

I've been doing a little bit of study into structural integrity and think I've found a way to open up this space by a tiny bit. It just a case of weight redistribution. I'm pretty good at joinery so it shouldn't be too hard, the hard part will be convincing the husband that I've gotten all my figures correct.......not an easy task

Off to play

Buffy xx

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Pink n Brown Picnic

I haven't been around much in the last few days as I've been flooring my loft so my craft gear and I will have our own little home.
I have made a card which I hope you will all enjoy,

I based the layout on the sketch challenge for A Spoon Full of Sugar challenge #151,
I am entering it into the I Love ProMarkers challenge #65 "Pink and Brown", the Allsorts Challenge Blog week 103 "Teddy Bears Picnic" and the Cute Card Thursday #164 "It's so Distressing".

I had planned to enter it into the Cupcake Craft Challenge, but the loft flooring took a little longer than I had hoped.
Oh well

Buffy xx

Saturday, 14 May 2011


I creatd this card for the CR84FN27 challenge and the JUGS83 ( which I have missed)

I made the pink and grey backing paper using a flowering bamboo stamp, london fog momento, papermania pink quad. Then promarker cool grey 3 to create the fake stitch.

Buffy x

Red Orange and White

This little card was created for two challenges, unfortunately I have missed one of them.
The challenges were:

  • Card patterns Sketch 114
  • The Play Date Cafe challenge # 80 
I have missed the Play Date challenge, but I'm entering it into the card patterns challenge still.

I used red ink around the edges and for the sentiment, a free orange paper for the scallop, butterfly and background and red textured paper behind the butterfly.


Sunday, 8 May 2011

For a friend

I made this especially for a friend who has been on her travels, I hope she likes it.

Using a few papers free from magazines and out of the Docraft goody bag, some Momentos inks, a little lace, promarkers and a swalk stamp. And of course some gold mirror card.

Buffy xx

All boxed in

Good morning all, 
I haven't quite finished sorting everything that needs photograghing, but here's a little taster:

It is my friend Jane's anniversary soon so instead of just a card:

I plan to add chocs and mini Jack Daniels to the drawers (they both like their chocs n whisky)

Got the box from create and craft website, but I wasn't too keen on the card toppers they supplied

I think I'm falling in love with these S.W.A.L.K. stamps, aren't these two kissing just sweet.
Back soon with more

Buffy xx

Friday, 6 May 2011

First time at craft club

I attended my first meeting of the Derby and Ilkeston Dabblers. It was great!!! I made a few new friends and can't wait to make more at the next meet. Tracey gave a demo and I promise to take a piccie and put it up.

But first:
I have recieved this lovely award from my dear friend Deborah at Deborahs Gems

To officially accept this award, I must do the following:

  1. Make a post linking back to the person who gave you the award - done - see above!
  2. Share 7 random things about yourself - done - see below.
  3. Award 7 recently discovered bloggers with this award - not all recently discovered :)
  4. Contact these bloggers and tell them they’ve won the award - done!!
I've done this a few times already - so it's entirely possible I may repeat myself!  But here goes:
  1. I rejoined Weightwatchers after several years of slacking
  2. I am a keen amateur photographer.
  3. I have finally got a new bike, I'm sure saddles were never that
  4. I am eagerly awaiting an opportunity to go stay at a friends up north
  5. I love to craft
  6. I love watching the truck racing at Donnington Park
  7. I wish it would rain cause my poor garden is desparate.
Now to pass on this award to seven other bloggers:
  1. Anne - Anne made it
  2. Kat's Kreations
  3. Linjan Creations
  4. Melody's Magical Moments
  5. Peppermint Patty's Papercraft
  6. Netty - Netty's Cards
  7. Mawgan - Mawgs Magic
I shall be back with more cards tomorrow.

Buffy xx

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Triple Challenge card

I have combine three challenges for my new card, a little bit daring for me,
  • Dream Valley Challenges - Challenge 6 "Flowers"
  • Colour Create Challenge Blog - Challenge 69 "Pink, Blue & Brown"
  • Truly Scrumptious - Sketch challenge 56

I decided to combine all three after I looked in my stash box and had a little lightbulb moment. I'm reasonably pleased with the outcome:

I found some wood effect paper, whilst looking for some brown, this then got me thinking of flowers, which then lead to the thought of trellis and so the card came together.
The 2 large flowers were created using Blossom 3 die, the 2 smaller flowers are cut with a Marianne die (as are the leaves).

Monday, 2 May 2011

CR84FN n Flutter by Wednesday Challenge card

I've created this card based on two different challenges:

  • Flutter by Wednesday - 3 flowers, 2 patterned papers and a button
  • CR84FN - Colour challenge

I created the Kraft coloured paper using white pearl paper, kraft ink pad and brown ink pad. It's a little difficult to see in this photo (I didn't take the shimmer into consideration). The pale yellow patterned paper is from the papermania Lemon Sorbet set, as are the buttons inside the flowers. The leaves are made from the leftover wedges (cut from the flower circles) and highlighted with Bamboo momentos ink. The central image is a rose stamp I've owned for years, and coloured in using promarkers.

The butterfly and scalloped circle are gold mirror card. The lace trim is from our local market. I added a tiny hint of bamboo momento ink to the corners of the card to bring out  the pale yellows.

Well back to card-making, I hope you enjoy my card
Buffy x
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