Quirky Crafts Challenge 16....numbers

Over on Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog our next challenge has just launched. The theme this time, chosen by Lyn is NUMBERS. We can do anything we like, as long as it has something to do with numbers.....ATC card, shaped card, scrapbook page....anything. Here is mine
The chef digistamp was kindly supplied by our sponsor for this challenge Digital Delights By Louby Loo. Check out the Quirky Challenge Blog for details of the challenge and the prizes on offer this time around. We would love to see your entries....


Hello Everyone,

My desk is a bit of a mess today I am afraid, as you catch me desperately trying to finish a card for my friend's birthday today.

I also have to get my thinking cap on for a challenge dt card this weekend...no idea what I am going to do yet! Anyway...I will think about that one later. Here is the finished card
Pop over to Julia's blog to see lots of other workdesks snapped for prosperity today.

Quirky Crafts Challenge- 15...puzzle pieces

Another Two Weeks have flown by, and we had lots of entries to last weeks challenge of No Patterned Papers over at Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog. Now it is time for the new challenge. The new challenge is puzzle pieces, sponsored by The Stamping Boutique. Choosing a stamp to work with was easy, as I had already spotted the Candy Store Stamp in their new releases on the website. I love it, so 'oldy worldy'. I had fun making this birthday card with the stamp, and i actually used it twice to create the puzzle box lid and the part made puzzle itself. The cream mat ( which I wanted to look like a tablecloth under the puzzle) was cut on my Gazelle using a file from Monica. If you haven't seen her website and you have an electronic cutter, you really really should, she has some fantastic files there, and all for free. She is so talented. Hope you like it...
Do come over to the challenge blog and enter our challenge this fortnight......it is fun, and you could win yourself some digistamps!


Better late than never!

Here is my desk today..
I am just finishing a card for my cousin, whose birthday is coming up soon, trying to get ahead of myself as I have been chasing my tail lately! You can also see a handbag card I have made for a challenge set over on the Make The Cut Forum. Angela decided it would be nice to set a challenge for the UK and Ireland users of Make The Cut Software. As it is an american based software there are not many Brits on there so we are trying to get together. The handbag was made using a template from my friend Sara's site...Cardmakingparadise. If anyone has checked her site before and has been put off by the annual membership (although it is great value) she has now decided to make her fantastic templates available singly and at a very reasonable cost too. I have been helping her by providing all the different cutting file formats she needed. 
If you zoom in and really nose around....it's ok, you are allowed....you will see my new Fiskars precision cutter/trimmer. I have to say that I have had many trimmers before, but this is by far the best I have had....just a shame it isnt big enough for 12x12"...oh well you cant have it all. I also have the new Fiskars stamp wheel, but haven't had chance to get it out of the box yet.
Oh well I think that's me for today..head on over to Julia's blog to nose at more desks.
Happy Days!

Quirky Crafts Challenge 14 - no patterned paper

Good Afternoon Everyone....time for the next challenge at Quirky Crafts. This time the challenge is to not use patterned papers and to use a digistamp.

Here is my attempt:-

As we were not to use patterned backing papers i decided to go with an embossed background. This one is a cuttlebug one. my first thought was to ink the raised areas, but then I decided I liked it the way it was. White organza ribbon done the middle with a line of silver mirri card. A nice organza bow finished it off. The image is from Stichy Digital Stamps, who are the challenge sponsors this week. This iris is lovely, I have used this before. This time I have coloured it using Inktense pencils and a waterbrush. I inked the edge of the mat with a matching chalk pad and mounted on a thin silver mat. Three sparkly stones to finish, coloured to match with a promarker.
Hope you like it, come on over to the challenge blog and show us what you have got!