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Monday, 31 January 2011

My First Blog Award!

Morning All,

Just wanted to share this,

My First Blog Award.
I was given this award this morning by Jacki over on Cards By Jacki. Some of you may have seen it around it's an award to be given to unknown bloggers or bloggers who don't have hundreds of followers and here it is

1. So what do you have to do when you get this award well the rules are
you have been tagged,Do you accept. Thank You so much Jacki.
2. Now create a and post the Liebster blog photo.
3. Link back to the person who gave you the award (I have click on her name at top it will take you to her fantastic blog)
4. Choose 3-5 fellow bloggers to tag and give the award to these people can only have a small number of followers so I have gone for those with under 100 then name and link them to this post and tell them about the award.

So I am going to award it to the following Persons:

Cherry over on Blodwyn 3s Nights Dream
Debs M over on Ribbon Dreams
Alexeyascrafts
Clare on Miscanthus Crafts
Wynneth over on the Stamping’ Grandma

So that us who I picked for the reward.

Thank You once again to Jacki….

Sunday, 30 January 2011

In Desperate Need of Sunshine!

Good Evening Everyone,





And a very warm welcome to my New followers, Sharon Caudle, Janie & Pauline....





Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend where ever they might be in the world! I had quite a busy one and this was the first time since Friday which I had some time spare to catch up and see what is going on in Blogland....



I also decided to quickly post a card which I created last week and not had time to post yet....


So here it goes....



The card I made was using a free digital stamp which I got from a lovely lady over here.


I coloured these lovely hedgies using my Promarkers and Layerd them on to some yellow card stock I then used matching yellow papers from my stash, as well as all the other elements, the Ribbon I used is from Papermania and the sentiment is from Create with TLC.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Well Thank You everyone for taking time to check this out, Hope you all like it and please let me know what you think! Comments & Critics alwasy welcome.

Friday, 28 January 2011

First Xmas Card for 2011!

Good Afternoon,





Can you believe its Friday already, well I can't this week has just flown by so quickly!





Today is a bit on the chilly side here, so I resided indoors for most of the morning, have few chorus to do this afternoon so thought I'll quickly pop in and do my post before heading off.





Today's card was made with the Lovely recipe that Rosie cooked up for the midweek Christmas Challenge over on the CMLI group.





She asked us to use some wings, add some glitter, use something blue and some flowers and this is what I came up with:



I used the sketch from the Papertake Weekly Challenge and added a few other elements so that it could qualify for the following challenges:

Passion for Promarkers - Let it Shine
Paper Sundaes - Distress it
Fab & funky - Delight in Digi's
Paperplay Challenge - Layer it up.
CES Challenge - Fairies or Angels

Well hope you all like it.

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend, and will catch up again soon.
Thank you for taking the time to Read through my post and if you would like to leave me a comment you are more than welcome.




Thursday, 27 January 2011

Kisses Valentine's Card!

Hello,

How are you all doing today? Boy but this week is gone quickly can't believe it is Friday tomorrow....Where is the time going?



Down to business,

I have made my very first Valentine's Card today, using my one of my lovely new digi images I won from Pollycraft last week....





I used a sketch from the Digital Tuesday Challenge Blog and the rest was fairly plain and simple, I must say this card looks quite effective even though I have only used plain papers, I am very happy with the end result....
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Pad - Something Girly, which is my image
Pollycraft Monday - Black, White and 1 other colour
A spoonful of Sugar - Valentine's Creation
Fab & Funky - Delight in Digi's
Paperplay Challenge - Layer it up!

Please let me know what you all think, as all comments are most welcome!
And a very Big Thank You for popping in and looking at my cards.





Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Simply Adorable 2!

Good Afternoon all my Blogland friends!





Hope you had a lovely day, can't believe tomorrow is Wednesday already!


Tomorrow is my LO birthday party at school and I have only got a few things left to do.


Really can't believe she's turning two already!





So today's card I am going to show you, is another Simply Adorable by Sugar Nellie, this is the second digi I bought and I am sure it won't be the last, I just love these.



I Coloured the image using Promarkers.

I made this card using 2 patterned papers from the Papermania paperstack, the sentiment was from the Create with Tlc blog. The circle I embossed using my swiss dots embossing folder and the green bit I just scored with my ruler and embossing tool. The rest was just little bits and bops from my craft stash!



So wish me luck I am entering this card into the following challenges!

The Sugarbowl Challenge - which was the sketch I used

Truly Scrumptious - Brown, Pink & Green

Pixie Cottage - Love

Digi Doodle Shop - Anything Goes

Do You Stack Up - Pink

Gem of a Challenge - Ribbon & Lace

Crafty Pad - Something Girly

Craft Your Passion - 2 Patterned Papers

Do it with Digi's - Pink & Girly

My Partner in Crafting Crime - Scoring

Stamp Something - Cute Something

Well, that's it....

Off to sort some tea!

Thank You for everyone that left me comments so far and every comment is very much appreciated!

Monday, 24 January 2011

Monkeying Around!

Good Evening Followers and Friends!





Hope everyone had a good monday, it was a bit on the grey and chilly side here today, but hopefully the following card will warm you all up.....



So I made this card using the sketch on the Friday Sketchers blog, the image was a freebie which I got a few weeks back off the Freedigital Stamps Blog, I am not too sure who the artist is though as I saved it on my computer and there is no clue in the saved file to tell me to whom this belong!

Well and as for everything else It was very old stash I had in off bits and ends....

So This card is being entered at

Allsorts Challenge -Cards for Male/boy

Creative Card Crew - Card for Men

Stamping for the weekend - Getting warmed up

Fab & Funky - Animal Magic

Stamp Something - Cute Somethings

So hope you all enjoyed this card, and I am off to bed so catch you all again later.

Animal Magic

Morning Blogland,

Did you all have a good weekend! I did it was nice and restfull with lots of crafty time...total bliss!
Anyway a new Sketch challenge started over on the CMLI group, and this weeks sketch is hosted by KathyK, who is currently keeping Lauren's seat warm after Lauren had to take some time out, we're thinking of you Lauren and hoping that you will return soon.....

Here's the sketch we had to follow

And this weeks Twist is Animals.

So the card I made for this I used a digi which I got on the Free Digital Stamp blog, not too sure who the original artist is. (if anyone knows let me know please)


I coloured the image using my Promarkers, and then I used a animal print backing paper for my background which I got from the scrapbookscrapbook website.


The embossed panels was made using my Cuttlebug and the Swissdots embossing folder which I then layered onto red. The sentiment I got of the Create with TLC blog.


Well, I hope you all like it as this was a little bit out my comfort zone I tend to stay away from black & white in the first place, but I think it turned out okay!



I am enterning this card into the following challenges:


Simon Says Stamp Challenge -Bingo (my combination is Die Cut, dry embossing & ribbon)


Digi Doodle Shop - Anything Goes


Cute Card Thursday 1,2,3 (One image, two die cuts, 3 gems)


Paperplay Challenge - Back to Black


Paper Cutz Challenge - Anything Goes


Fab & Funky - Animal Magic


Alota Rubber Stamp Challenge


Thank You for looking and All comments Welcome....


Sunday, 23 January 2011

Simply Adorable!

Hello,

Did you all have a good weekend?

Can't believe it is nearly over again! We had a nice and restfull one and lots of crafty time for me.....Yay

I bought some Sugar Nellie Stamps earlier this week and I have neem dieing to use them, so the first oppurtunity I got I made this card:


(Sorry the light wasn't extrem;y good)

I think this is my best coloured image to date! I just loved colouring this image and the end result is quite pleasing.....

I found the following challenges for which this card is suitable:

Thank You for everyone that took time to look at my Card, hope you all like it! Thank You so much for everyone't lovely comments and it is very much appreciated.




Friday, 21 January 2011

All you Need is Love!

Good Evening Blogland,



How are you all doing? It's been a very reasonable day here today, weather wise anyway.



Tonight's card I am bringing you, I made using my Tilda stamp and digi' stamp wall which I found on the free digital stamps site a while back.

The Flowers I made using the flower die for my cuttlebug and the sentiment was a freebie from the Create with TLC blog. The swirl was cut with a friend of mines cricut. The papers was from a Mind's eye paper stack and everything else was just from my stash.






This qualified for quite a few challenges:



Allsorts Challenges - Brown & Teal

Just Magnolia - Was the sketch I used for this card.

Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Sentiment

Pollycraft Monday Challenge - Pastel Colours

Die Cut Dreams - Use a digi and Rubber (Tilda Rubber) (Wall & Sentiment digi)

Passion for Promarkers - Al you need is love

Papertake weekly - Ribbon & Pearls

Pixie Cottage - Who do you Love

Simon Says Challenge - Bingo (Dry Embossing, die cuts & Ribbon)

Truly Scrumptious - Brown, Pink & Green

Digi Doodle Shop - Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday - 1.2.3

Do You Stack Up- Pink

Paper Cutz Challenge - Anything Goes

Creative Card World - Cute&Cuddly

Do it with Digi's - Pink & Girlie

City Crafter Challenge Blog - Handmade Flowers

Stamp Something - Cutest Something




Thank You for everyone who took time to look at my card and All comments left is appreciated very much.


Thursday, 20 January 2011

Fruit & Fibre


Good Evening Everyone,





Tonight's Card I am going to share with you is made for the Sunday Theme Challenge that was set by Rosie over on the Crafting Mad and Loving it group which was 'Fruit & Fibre'.


I wasn't going to take part in this weeks challenge as I didn't have anything suitable image wise, then a few days ago I came across the Create with TLC blog, which had this lovely image and sentiment as freebies and off course then I just couldn't resist making a card with it...



I also designed this card using the sketch on the Sketch & Stash Blog.


I will be entering this card in the following challenges:

Stamp Something - Anything Goes

One Stop Craft Challenge - Cards for Men

Creative Card Crew - Card for a Man

I Love Promarkers - Sweet & Simple

Cute Card Thursday - Recipe 1,2,3

Lothian Crafts - Anything Goes

My Partner in Crafting Crime - Something New

Paperplay Challenge - Back to Black

Digi Doodle Shop - Anything Goes

Thank You to Everyone that has taken time to visit my blog, all Comments are welcome and very much appreciated.




Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Photocard!

Good Evening Everyone,

Well, tonights card is a bit different in the sense that I didn't use Promarkers, stamps or digi's......


This is actually the very first Photo card I have attempted seeing the Sweet Stampin Blog has got a challenge on this week to use a photograph, and even though I have hundreds of photographs to choose from I chose one I didn't even take myself! The one I used is one of my own Wedding photographs as I just love the photo and its my Wedding Anniversary in February so decided to make a card for my lovely hubby.....


I had an idea of what I wanted in my head when I printed off the photograph, but in the end it turned out totally different...

Don't know if I am hundred percent pleased might still change it before February, but let me know what you all think. I must admit I do like the vintage feel to this card and by the way those flowers took well over an hour it's the first time I attempted them and I really struggled, but in the end I think I won....

So I am also entering this card into the following challenges:
Do You Stack Up? "Distress IT"
Cute Card Thursday "Monochrome...lol and there I go from my first Monochrome last week to my second in only a few days....
Creative Card World "Anything Goes"
One Stop Craft Challenge "Card for a Male" and this is for my hubby, hope it doesn't look to girlie...
My Partner in Crafting Crime ~ Something New, which in this case will be mmm quite a few, the flowers is a new technique I tried and the Chipboard em bellies I got for Christmas of someone, and its the first time I have made a photo card.
Just want to Say Thank You to everyone that has taken time to look at my cards and please feel free to leave me a comment as it is always appreciated....

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Mirror Mirror on the wall....



Good Evening Blogland,




Yes and another weekend comes to an end...Hope everyone had a good one.




I had a nice weekend and had quite a bit of crafty time which was really nice!




So the card I want to showcase tonight is one that was inspired by the lovely Rosie which had set this weeks challenge on the CMLI group, which was a sketch with the twist of "Mirror Mirror"






So I found the following challenge for which my card qualifies,


Stamp Something 'Anything Goes'

Do You Stack Up? 'Distress It'


Digi Doodle Shop 'Colour Combo Pink & Green'

Paperplay Challenge 'Cutie Patootie'

Just us Girls 'Colour Combo'



So here's my card
Sorry the picture is not all that good as the light wasn't to good tonight....
Anyway, Thank You so much for everyone that stopped by to have a look at my card please know that all comment are welcome and very much appreciated.
Hope you all have a good week...
Hugs K

Tutorial for Ribbon Roses!

Well, Here it goes, my very first Tutorial ever....

I wanted to try some different hand made flowers to use on some of my projects and this is what I made....




You will need:





  • Some Ribbon - Preferably 1.5 cm wide or bit wider.



  • You need about 50 cm or you can use more depending on how full you want the end result of your rose want to be.



  • Needle & Thread





  • Stitch the Ribbon down the length, Just below the middle of the Ribbon.

  • Make sure your thread is quite long as you will need enough to stitch to the end and make some stitches to hold the rose together.


  • When you come to the end of the ribbon do not cut of the needle.



  • Pull on the thread for the ribbon to ruffle.



  • Now start Rolling your rose from the end where your needle is attached after each roll make a stitch to the previous layer to hold your flower in place.


  • When you come to the end fold back the end a little to give it a nice finished look give it a blind stitch to secure it, if you want to you can give an few extra stitches around the flower once you have finished the rolling just to make sure it is nice and secure.


  • Once you have done that you can reshape it a bit with your fingers to give it the look you like.....


Hope everyone found this helpful and clear enough, if not please let me know if your unsure or uncertain about something and I will try my best to improve it where possible!


Enjoy and be warned they can be quite addictive....


Thank You for taking your time to look at my blog, Please know that all comments are welcome and very much appreciated!


Hugs Kobie

















Saturday, 15 January 2011

It's a mans world....

Evening All,





The following post is just going to be a quickie.....





I made a card last night but did not get time to post it as me and LO was at home by ourselves as hubby at a little bit of a do with work....so she was looking for a little bit of attention from mommy before she went to bed and then I actually forgot about by the time she drifted off to sleep.....





So here it goes:

I used the sketch from the Friday Sketchers blog and also entered it into the following challenges:

Stamp Something (Anything Goes)

Do You Stack Up? (Distress it)

Lothian Crafts (Anything Goes)

Creative Card World ( Anything Goes)

My Partner in Crafting Crime ( Something New, which was the Papermania papers I used on this card)

Well Thank You for taking a moment to look at my blog, please leave a comment as I always love to see what you all think....

Hugs Kobie

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Vintage Lady & Little Cutie

Evening All,





I had a busy week so far, but manage to fit some crafty time in earlier this afternoon and I am pleased to showcase my following card.

This is something totally out of my norm as this was the very first attempt to try a monochrome card, I normally just do not attempt them as I find them really difficult, but I found this images which was a free download from the Create with TLC page and I think the image just works so well with the monochrome papers I picked.


I used the sketch from the Simon Says Challenge blog and also found the following challenge which I am entering this into:


Cute Card Thursday which has a theme 'Monochrome'


The Crafty Pad which has a them for 'Happy Birthday'


Sweet Stampin 'try something different' which was the monochrome effect I tried


Stamp Something 'Use a digi'


I also made a second card today,



The Digi is from Mo Manning and it is one of my very first digi's I purchased I haven't used it in ages and really think it was a cutie and goes with the theme it was inteded for.

So I entered it into the following challenges.

Stamp Something ' Use a Digi'
Pollycraft Monday Challenge 'New Things'
Do it with Digi's 'New Beginings'
Passion for Promarkers 'Baby Card'
Digi Doodle Shope 'Use Green & pink'
Paperplay Challenge 'Cutie Patootie'
Sweet Sketch Wednesday which was the sketch I used. ANd the last but not least

I heart Promarkers 'Use Punches'

Well, Hope you all liked it! Thank You for Stopping by and I would love to hear what you think so please leave a comment as it is always appreciated.



Hugs Kobie

Monday, 10 January 2011

Clean & Simple

Evening Everyone,

Hubby went to bed early as well as little one so left me with some crafty time as it was still a bit early for me to go to bed!

I made another card using the sketch from the CMLI group over on craft bubble.



I am also entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Pad challenge which has a challenge for 'Happy Birthday'
Paperplay Challenge 'Clean & Simple'
Crafty Cardmakers 'Use red & a die cut'
Pollycraft Mondays 'New Things'

Thank you for taking time to pop by!

Hugs K

Sunday, 9 January 2011

CMLI Sketch Challenge


Hi, Everyone in Blogland.

Hope everyone had a lovely day. We had a very nice and lazy afternoon and I actually got some crafty time while hubby and little one was watching dvd's!

Today's card I made for a friend of mine whose birthday is coming up in February.
So I used the sketch from the CMLI Sketch challenge and it was quite an enjoyable sketch.

I also found the following challenge it qualified for:

I Love Promarkers which has a theme recycled! So my flowers I used on this card has been flowers I recycled from a card which I once got for my birthday, I had them for more than a year now and never could find anyting they could go with as I actually rarely use the colour purple!

I am also entering this into the Papertake Weekly challenge which is 'Anything Goes'.
Stamp Something has a challenge to use a Digi and the Crafty Pad has a challenge for Happy Birthday and last but not least the Sweet Stampin Challenge blog has try Something New, which was the flower soft as this was the first time I have used it!

So that's it for today, and the weekend is steadily coming to an end as well! Hope everyone has a good week ahead and may everything go as planned for everyone!

Hugs K

Friday, 7 January 2011

On a Roll!

Hi All,


Wow Looks like I am on a roll, no cards for months and then 2 in two days! Well, my daughter actually got a last minute invite to a tea party tomorrow, so I had an excuse to disappear and go make a Birthday Card!


The Card I made is for a little Girl who turns 2 tomorrow, and one of my little girls favourite friends!


I decided to use one of my Tilda Stamps which I bought like months and months ago and never even openend until tonight!


I used the Sketch from the Sweet Sketch Wednesday Challenge blog and this is what I came up with.


The Papers I used was from a 6x6 paper stack from Paper Cellar which was my very first paper stack I ever bought so this is anchient. And the little Green Flowers was my first purchase for 2011! So this was a very nice mix, Something Old and Something New!
I entered this card for the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday "Out with the Old"
The Creative Cottage " Something New"
Just Magnolia " Anything Goes"
So yeah hope you all like it! Have a fab Weekend Everyone!
Hugs K

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Happy New Year!

Hi, Everyone!!


It's been ages! Sorry have been bit busy with some other Ventures that kept me from doing Crafty stuff!





Anyhow, hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas and Wish you all a very Happy New Year!





Today I made my first Card in ages, felt a bit odd to start with as I didn't know what to do, or where to start so in the end I ended up in front of a few blogs looking for inspiration and boy did I find loads! Everyone is just sooooo creative!





So here it goes:





I already had a theme in mind before I started I knew I wanted to make a new baby card as I have a friend that is due anyday soon, and as I knew she was expecting a girl I kinda new it will have a bit of pink...lol


So I used the sketch from the Challenge over on Truly Scrumptious.
I also found the following challenge for which this card is suitable when trawling the blogs for inspiration.

Over on Do it with Digi's which is a New Blog they have a their First challenge on 'New Beginnings' as well as on Creative Card Crew and The Creative Cottage challenge blog which is Something New. The Digi Doodle Shop had a challenge to use buttons and Cute Card Thursday was Out with the Old (Which was the buttons I used).

So I think thats it! Feels good to be back, hopefully I will get more time for crafting!

Have a very good evening everyone!