Sunday, 30 March 2008

Waiting For A Bluebell Drip

That's the name of this House Mouse stamp. I think it is so cute.

This card is for this week's copycatcards challenge which is to use a punch and a stamp. I stamped the image twice and coloured them with watercolour paints, then used my heart punch to punch out a few bits of one of the images.

Friday, 28 March 2008

Don't Croak

Love this frog - love most frogs, I think they're gorgeous creatures. I did it for the challenge here on A Lil' Bit of Me. The card was to have green and ribbon on it. This is meant to be a get well card. :-) The frog is clipart from Microsoft Publisher and I used my Cuttlebug for the background again.

Thursday, 27 March 2008

Teabag Note

This was done for this week's copycatcards challenge "It's Hip to be Square", meaning we couldn't use anything round on it. I hope letters don't count. :-)

It's just a simple teabag fold, and a pretty post-it note for the background.

Glittery Swirly Mushroom

Another card with the cuttlebug! Just a simple one. I did this quickly last night. I had stamped, coloured in and cut out the mushroom a while ago so I just had to stick it to a card. I like the sparkles, which are much easier to see in the big picture.

Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Hang In There

I first tried my Cuttlebug out on this green piece of card, using the Divine Swirl embossing folder, and when I saw it I thought of frogs and lizards. So, that's what I've used it for.

The frog is clipart from Microsoft Publisher. I think he is so cute!

This card fits with this week's copycatcards challenge too I think, which is to Be Creative and have a title matching a picture, or written in a clever way, etc.

x x x for MartiGoo x x x

Sunday, 16 March 2008

My First Cuttlebug Card

We went into the city yesterday and I bought a Cuttlebug for myself as an early birthday present. I also got 2 embossing folders to use with it (present from Mum and Dad). The one I used here is called "Textile". I went over the raised bits with white pencil.

The card itself was inspired by this week's sketch on i{heart}2stamp. The poodle is from "Meet Me at the Cafe" from My Favourite Things, and the orange Rhinestones were a freebie thrown in with an order from Scrapsidaisy. Such a lovely surprise!

Friday, 14 March 2008

Heart Box

This box was originally black and shiny, and held little jellies from a drug rep back when I worked at the Drs Surgery. I got the idea to cover it like this from the Patchwork and Stitching website.

I did it ages ago but I can't remember if I showed anybody.

I love the green paisley fabric. I painted a decorative band around the box to sort of match it.

Monday, 10 March 2008

Wellness Wishes

I made this one for Nan, for when she is in hospital. It also fits with this week's copycatcards challenge, which is to make a get well card.

I am not sure what I think of it - I did some doodling and I think I like it, but not sure. Not sure about the writing. I know for sure Dad wouldn't be impressed with the writing. :-)

The stamp I used was the heart from Boho Blossoms by My Favourite Things.

Sunday, 9 March 2008

Paisley Howdy

I stamped the background of this with the Paisley stamp I carved out of a jumbo eraser. Then I coloured bits in white. It reminded me of a bandanna then, so I did a Howdy greeting for it.

Tuesday, 4 March 2008

I've Been Tagged

Well, this blog was originally for family and friends, but it's been seen by a few more people now and that's fine. It's nice to have comments actually. :-)

I've been tagged by Bernie, so here we go:

4 Jobs I’ve had: Medical Receptionist, Team Secretary, Admin Assistant, temp

4 movies I’ve seen: Jumper, I am Legend, Bee Movie, Ratatouille

4 places I’ve been: Perth, Paris, Rome, Munich

4 places I’ve lived: London, Cornwall, Sydney, Cooma

4 TV programs I watch: Medium, House, CSI, The Cook and The Chef

4 radioshows: None

4 favourite foods: Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Fountain Tomato Sauce, Chicken Schnitzel, Chips

4 places I’d rather be: Somewhere quiet (demolition noises next door at the moment), Camping, Bunyan, on a round-the-world trip

4 things you HATE doing: Grocery shopping, trying on clothes, Cleaning the bathroom, doing the dishes on a hot day

4 Next Victims: None at this stage :-)

This would be interesting to look back on in a few years I think, see how some of the things have changed.

Monday, 3 March 2008

Little One

I made this one for a challenge on CraftyB. It had to have a cute image and have red on it. I used the zebra from my very cute Zoo-Ped-I-Doo-Da stamp from Stamp-It, and used my Boho Blossoms stamp to make the background on the red.

Along with lots of flowers and rhinestones I used two ribbons: black stitched, and then a thin white one that I coloured in red on top of that.