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Sunday, 27 February 2011

At the bottom of my Garden lives.....

Morning Everyone,
Are you all having a nice and peacefull Sunday? Well the Sun is shining in my part of the country and it's actaully not too bad. Hubby has to work this morning so it left me with a couple of hours to myself as little one was quite tired and had a bit of lie in....
So as you all know a new challenge started yesterday on the CMLI craft forum and is hosted by the lovely Cherry this week. She wanted us to added lots of glitter, so I did can you all see all that glimmer?
So I am entering this card into the following challenges:
  1. Pollycraft Monday - Diamonds & Pearls
  2. A Spoonful of Sugar - Birthday wishes
  3. Digital Tuesday - Punches (Digi Stamp & Sentiment)
  4. Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
  5. Creative Card Crew - Fantasy
  6. Crafty Creations - At the bottom of my Garden lives a fairy Princess
  7. Cooking Up with Katie - Use White, Some Wings and finish with wishes
  8. Flutterby Wednesday - Open Challenge
  9. The Pixie Cottage - Something Cute
  10. Papercutz - Spring Theme
  11. Wags 'n Whiskers - Punches
  12. CES - Flowers & Flutterby's
  13. Crafty Cardmakers - Fairies & 2 punches
  14. Challenge up your Life - Fairytales
  15. Do You Stack Up - Anything Goes

Well, Thank You for everyone that takes time to stop by and check out my cards, please know that all comments a truly appreciated.

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Oh SO Girly....

Good Afternoon Followers,
How has your weekend been so far? Weather wise it's been not to bad here, the sun was out for most of the day making it quite pleasant outside.

The card I am featuring today is the one for my last Guest Designing Spot with The Sweet Stamping Blog, and the them for the next week is - Oh so Girly. Nice and easy as we just all love to make those girly cards.

I used the sketch from the Sweet Sketch Wednesday Challenge to design my layout, and I went for the Simply Adorable Image from Sugar Nellie. I simply love to colour these. I coulred the image using my Promarkers and some Watercolour pencils.
The backing papers is from My Minds Eye stack and the big ribbon rose was hand made by me. There is a tutorial for this rose on my blog if anyone is interested.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
  1. Pollycraft Monday - Diamonds & Pearls
  2. A Spoonful of Sugar - Birthday Wishes
  3. Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
  4. Truly Scrumptious - Swirls & Pearls
  5. The Pixie Cottage - Something Cute
  6. Do You Stack Up - Anything Goes
  7. Stamp Something - Some Flowers
  8. Allsorts Challenge - Make Your own Flowers
  9. CES - Flowers & Flutterby's (Did you spot the flutterby?)
  10. Fussy & Fancy - Embossing (Dry Embossing on the back panel)

Thank You for everyone who took time to stop by my blog and leave me a comment. Please know that this is very much appreciated!

Friday, 25 February 2011

One for the Boys!

Good Afternoon Blogland,

Can you all believe it Friday? Really don't know where this week has gone.....

Well the weather is nice and sunny here, but the wind is unfortuneatly blowing us away.



I made a card this morning for a few challenges as there seemed to be quite a few at the minute featuring either spots or stripes so I made a combined combinattion.

I am fairly happy with the end result think the colours is nice and vibrant and makes a perfect Boys card.

The image was a freebie which I got the link from the Free Digital Stamp blog, (Check sidebar for link.) I coloured the image using my Promarkers. The backing papers is from buzzcraft. The ribbon is from Papermania and everything else is old stash I had.



I am enterning this card into the following challenges:


  1. CES - Spots & Stripes

  2. Wild Orchid Crafts - The sketch I used

  3. Paper Sundaes - Colour Combo

  4. Cards for Men - Recipe

  5. Passion for Promarkers - One for the Boys

  6. I Love Promarkers - Stitching

  7. Fab 'n Funky -Recipe

  8. Creative Inspirations - Stripes

  9. Digi Doodle Shop - Spots & Dots

  10. Allsorts Challenge - Inspired by Nature (The colours)

Well, let me know what you all think and Thank You for taking time to visit my blog, all comments and critiques are most appreciated!


Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Happy Birthday!

Good Afternoon Followers,
How has the new week treated you so far?
Over on my end not to bad, apart from the weather that turned out to be very dull, grey & wet again today....I wish spring will come now.
Well I am actually in the middle of sorting my crafting space, but decide to quickly finish this project as I was kinda in the middle of it.....
This card I designed using the sketch from the Sweet Sketch Wednesday Challenge.
I went with this Magnolia Rubber Stamp as there is a few challenge on at the minute for Cake....
I coloured the image using my Promarkers an then cut out using a nestie die, which I then inked the edges.
The backing papers are both digital papers I downloaded from the internet, I inked the edges on them too to give them a distressed look. The flowers was made using dies and my cuttlebug and the border punch is from Martha Stewart. I added some stickles to the flower and the sentiment to give it a little shine. The sentiment was stamped and embossed with cherry flavour embossing powder. I created this card with the following challenges in mind:

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
Simon Says Stamps - Make your own embellishments (The flower I made)
Cute Card Thursdays - Shiny Happy Cards (Added Stickles to the flower & Sentiment)
Paperplay Challenge - Add Shine (Stickles)
Do You stack Up - Dots (I used the dotty digital papers)
Wags 'n Whiskers - Punches
Lothian Crafts Online - Pastel Colours
Cupcake Challenge - Use a cake
One Stop Craft Challenge - Use a Cake
Alota Rubber Stamps - Nestabilities
Incy Wincy Designs - Use dies/Punches
A Spoonful of Sugar - Birthday Wishes
Digital Tuesdays - Punches
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes

Well, that a few....lol

Hope you all like it, Thank you for taking time to stop by my blog and leave me comments. Please note that all your comments are so much appreciated and all critiques are welcome too....
Well hope you all have a lovely afternoon....

Monday, 21 February 2011

Monochrome Card for Someone Special!

Good Evening Everyone,
Well, this is the second post for today, just because I had a little time to play! The following card I made, I went for something more simple and elegant.
I made this card for a very special friend that is turning 60 in March, we have been neighbours for 6 years until we moved last year, but we still keep in touch and she is very dear to my heart.

I used the digital papers which I downloaded way back so not too sure where they originally from. I layered it onto plain black card. I then cut the two rectangles from white card which I embossed using my Cuttlebug and and swiss dots folder, I then again layered them onto plain black card. The 60 is die cuts I cut with my cuttlebug and the Happy Birthday is a digi sentiment I created using My craft Studio Software.
The flower was hand made from white card and inked with black ink, giving it a distressed look.

This is plain and simple but I think it is quite effective. Hope you all like it!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
  1. Digital Tuesdays - Use a die cut (The letters)
  2. Fab 'n Funky - Make your own (The flower was handmade)
  3. Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Make Your own (the flower again)
  4. The Pixie Cottage -Embossing (I used dry embossing)
  5. Stampin for the Weekend - Monochrome
  6. Cardmadfairy - Distress it (I distressed the flower)
  7. One Stop Craft Challenge - Birthday Card
  8. Truly Scrumptious - Swirls & Pearls
Thank You for stopping by my blog, please know that all comments and critiques are welcome.

Sweet Stamping Guest DT Card

Good Afternoon Bloggers and Followers....

Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend, wasn't too bad here apart from horrible weather!
Sorry this post is a bit late was suppose to post it on Saturday, but my LO was a bit poorley and didn't have much time to do anything else.

Today's card is the card I made for the Sweet Stamping Guest Designer Spot which I am filling for February and they have set a colour combo for this week which is to use Red, White & Blue.


The image I bought from Cuddly Buddly, which I then coloured with my Promarkers and matted on smooth Blue card. The backing papers I used is from Buzzcrafts which was matted on embossed white card. The sentiment I created using my Photo editing software.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
  1. Digi Doodle Shop Best - Anything Goes
  2. Craft Your Passion - Male Card
  3. One Stop Craft Challenge - Birthday Card
  4. By the Cute & Girlie - Use Red
  5. Creative Craft World - Make a square Card
  6. Cards for Men - Recipe, 1 Image, 2 Papers, 3 embellishments
  7. Simon Says Stamp & Show - Show some stripes

Hope you all like it!

Please note that all comments and Critiques will be appreciated! Any suggestions or tips are most welcome! I don't mind, please be honest! Thank You for taking time to visit my blog and leaving me comments!

Friday, 18 February 2011

Is there Something Outhere?

TGIF Everyone,

Hope everyone is having a good day so far, I am so thankful for the weekend, as I had bit of a rough week.

Well today I made another Christmas card and if I just keep going and make a few a month there be at least not too much of a rush by the time Christmas comes round.

I am not hundred percent sure where the image is from, as I downloaded it from the free digital Stamp blog over the Christmas period and now can't recall.

I coloured the image using Promarkers, the backing papers is from the Paper cellar and the little hanging thing I made myself using, bead, sequins and brads.

Challenges Entered:

  1. Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Feature a Creature
  2. ABC Christmas Challenge - Digital Image, 2 embellies, 2 papers
  3. Fab 'n Funky - Make Your Own
  4. Simon Say Stamp Challenge - Make your own embellishments
  5. Digi Doodle Shop Best - Anything Goes
  6. Winter Wonderland - Christmas Card

Hope you all like it! Please know that all comments are very much appreciated and thank You for stopping my blog.

Hugs Kobie

Thursday, 17 February 2011

How does Your Garden Grow?

Good Evening Everyone,

This is going to be a quickie as I am off to bed shortly as I had a difficult day or two behind me! LO is not very well and is very clingy at the minute, meaning I do not get much time to do anything else. It's really do not like it when she's ill, wish it could've rather been me....

Anyway hope everyone had a lovely week so far....is it just me or has this week just gone soooooo quickly?


Well, I made this card earlier this week as I haven't made a Tilda card in ages, so really wanted to use this stamp.

I used the sketch from the Just Magnolia blog and went with the theme on the Totally Tilda Blog, I have only found this blog recently and wanted to participate on their challenge.

Materials Used:
Image: Magnolia Tilda Rubber Stamp, stamped with Momento black ink.
Image coloured with Promarkers and cut using a Nestie die from Nellie Snellen

Papers:Plain Green Card, Plain Pink Card, My Minds Eye - Summer Papers, Light Blue card

Embellishments: Brads, Ribbon, Pearls, Flowers - Handmade and Prima

Other Materials used: Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, MS Border Punch, Glitter & Glimmer Mist, Sentiment Rub-ons, Glue

Challenges this Card qualified for

Well hope you all like it! Please let me know what you think as I always appreciate your comments!

Monday, 14 February 2011

More Candy!

More Blog Candy from Claudia at Pretty Pressings.











Shelly has Candy!






A quicky, Shelly over on One Stop Card Craft Blog has Candy,







Valentine Photo Frame

Ooh I have been busy with these blogposts in the last day or two....





Well my next entry is totally different from my normal, as to date you have only seen Cards on my blog. So yes I had a little go at decorating a wooden photo frame for Valentine's day! (Sorry the photo is missing my printer ran out of ink)



So what do you all think? Please leave a comment as I would like to hear your comments. Thank You for everyone who stopped by to have a look at my work.

I am enterning this into the following challenges:
Simon Says Challenge - Anything but a card
The Creative Cottage - No image - words of Love






Happy Valentine's Day!

Good Afternoon Everyone,

Happy Valentine's Day! Have you all been spoilt rotten?

Well today I will have a couple of posts and they will all be Valentine related...lol

So this first Card I am featuring:



Well, as you all have noticed I have been trying a few different folds for cards, so this card I made using the Step up method, there was a nice and easy tutorial in this months Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine and I was suprised by how easy it actually was.

The image was give away from ingerhardingdesign.blogspot.com.

I coloured the image using my promarkers, the papers I used was from the Papermania Love Stack. The Sentiment I created using my photo editing software and printed it out and cut out with a nestie die using my Cuttlebug....

Everything else was just from my stash.

Hope you all like it....Please feel free to leave me a comment as it is always appreciated.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

  1. Cupcake Challenge - I Love You
  2. A Spoonful of Sugar - Love
  3. Do it with Digi's - Valentine
  4. Do You Stack up - Ribbon
  5. Stamp Something - Valentine
  6. One Stop Craft Challenge - Love is in the Air
  7. CES - Cute & Cuddly
  8. Allsorts Challenge - Sentiments
  9. Paper Sundaes - Lace & Pink
  10. Papertake Weekly - Have a Heart

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Happy Valentine's Sunday!



Morning Everyone,
Has everyone had a nice restfull weekend so far? I am in lazy mode this morning just been pondering round not doing little bits and bops and tried to sort my craft room a little but decided to make a card instead....lol

I designed this card by using the Sketch from the Pollycraft Monday Challenge and the image was a free stamp I got in my February issue from Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine, the image was coloured using my Promarkers.


I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

Pollycraft Monday Challenge - Sketch and Love theme
Alotta Rubber Challenge - Red, Pink & White
Creative Craft World - Love Card
Creative Craft Crew - For a Loved One
Papertake Weekly - Have a Heart
Passion for Promarkers - Let there be love
A Spoonful of Sugar - Let's see some Love
The Pixie Cottage - Ribbon
Cute Card Thursday - Hearts & Flowers
Do You Stack Up - Ribbon
Stamping for the Weekend - Valentine
Cardmadfairy Digi Days - Romance
Stamp Something - Something for your Valentine
Crafty Cardmakers -HEARTS
One Stop Craft Challenge - Love Theme
CES Challenge blog - Cute & Cuddly

Well hope everyone had a lovely weekend and felt all the love that is going around at the minute....

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Guest DT Card Week 2

Good Morning Everyone!




Well, hope everyone had a good start to they weekend this morning! I had a lovely lie in and not much planned for the day apart from crafting and spending time with hubby and LO.

So I'll start my day of by posting the card above which I created form my Guest Designing Spot over on the Sweet Stamping Blog, the theme for the week to come is Lovebug....So it gave me chance to make another Valentine's card.


I made this card as an easel card as I have never attempted that before and wanted to give it a try, and I am surprised at how easy it actually was.


The image was a freebie from the wonderful lady over on Sljieke Stamps, she has got quite a few on her blog so pop over and have a look.

I am entering this card into the following challenges which has all got some sort of Love theme:

Digital Tuesday


Creative Craft World

Creative Card Crew

Papertake Weekly

Passion for Promarkers

A spoonful of Sugar


Sweet Sketch Wednesday - The Sketch I used to design my card

The Pixie Cottage - Ribbon

Cute Card Thursday - Hearts & Flowers

Do You Stack up - Ribbon

Cardmadfairy Digi Days - Romance

Winter Wonderland

The Crafty Pad - Love is in the Air

Stamp Something

The Pink Elephant

Do It with Digi's

Crafty Cardmakers - Hearts

One Stop Craft Challenge - Love is in the Air



Phew that was quite a lot, hopefully it will turn out to be a little lucky...and hope you all like it...





Please feel free to leave me a comment as all your love is always appreciated.



Friday, 11 February 2011

Guest DT Card Week 1!

Hi, Everyone

How has blogland been? I missed a week and it feels like a month, tried to catch up earlier today, but gave up as it's going to take me forever!

I just quickly wanted to post my card I made for my Guest Designer Spot over on the Sweet Stampin Blog - the theme is Spring Flowers and is running until Sunday!

The image I used was one I bought from Pollycraft a while back, I coloured it using my Promarkers, and the wall effect I draw myself.
The lovely bright and flowery papers was free papers from the Crafts Beautiful Magazine for February. The flowers I made using my Cuttlebug and the border punch on the right is from Martha Stewart.

Well it's quite bright and colourful, so I hope it will brighten up everyone's day as the weather over here is pretty dull and grey!


Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Month of Love!

Good Evening Everyone,





Well, seeing February is the Month for Love, I decided to make another Valentines Card....

Okay so for this card I used the Adorable Grace from Sugar Nellie, which I coloured using my Promarkers....

The Papers is from the Love Stack from Papermania and the Prima flowers and gems is from my stash. Hope you all like this one.....

Anyway I am entering it into the following challenges:

  1. The Sugar Bowl Challenge - Which had a sketch and a theme Valentine
  2. The Pixie Cottage - Which you can choose the sketch or flowers
  3. Truly Scrumptious has a colour combo which is Brown, Pink & Green
  4. Do it with Digi's - Pink & Girlie
  5. Do You Stack Up - Use Patterned Paper
  6. Allsort Challenge - Recycle (Which is the little pink ribbon on the side which I got on a box of chocolates previously.
  7. The Pink Elephant - Red, Pink & Brown
  8. Ces - Bright & Bold
  9. Paper Sundaes - Valentines Card
  10. Craft Your Passion - Bling & Red Hearts

Thank You so much for stopping by my blog, please know that all comments are welcome and very much appreciated.