Saturday, 19 December 2009

Penny Black Saturday Challenge 80

Hello Everyone

Father Christmas is nearly here...Lovely sunny day today in Gib poured down all day yesterday.... so bit miserable.
we were so lucky on Thursday gorgeous sunny day..when we all welcomed Miss World back to Gibraltar it was an amazing day...everyone in Gib must have been there to see her...she looked gorgeous and she is a lovely girl...she has a jam packed year ahead of her going to 50 countries.
Card ingredients.

Penny black stickeroo.
Cuttlebugged matted card.
Craft work card message.
Gold xmas tree charm.

Thanks for looking i love to read your comments.

Have a super Christmas and a wonderful New Year

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Penny Black Saturday Challenge 79

Hello Everyone
A wet hello from Gib today first rain for ages...tomorrow we have a very Special day.. you must have heard Gibraltar won MISS WORLD how fantastic is that...she is flying back to Gib tomorrow...she will be driven up the Main street in the car Princess Diana was in when she came on her honeymoon...shops will be closed for this very special occasion.... big firework display in the evening cant wait...
Card Ingredients

Papermania paper
Penny Black Stickeroo
Nail heads fron QVC
Cuttlebug snowflake
Fiskars Border Punch
Craftwork Card Message

Sorry picture is a bit dull

Thanks for looking

I love to read your comments

Wishing all my fellow bloggers a very Merry Christmas
and a Happy New Year

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge

Hi All

Just having a break from Christmas card making, to do this post..... i am so into it now i can't stop.
We have had an exciting weekend our Miss Gibraltar has won Miss World YIPEE...well done Kaiane...It has taken place in South Africa..what a home coming she will have.
The weather here is still Fabulous hope it lasts for Christmas.
Card ingredients.

Stickeroo penny Black
Border punch Martha Stewart
Card Candy Craftwork Cards silver
Papermania papers

Thanks for looking

I look forward to reading your comments

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Penny Black Saturday Challenge 78

Hi Everyone
Another glorious day here in Gibraltar the sun certainly makes you feel great....still busy staying up all hours making xmas cards lol

Ingredients for card

Penny Black stamp a friend of ours has a little sausage dog called Button like this so though very appropriate
Craftwork card pearly papers ..and there message
Ribbon fron stash
Snowflake peeloffs

Thanks for looking i love to read your comments

Monday, 30 November 2009

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 70

Hello All

I have been to UK. for short Hol.. so must get back to making xmas cards...the xmas tree is made by paper folding.... so could do some on the flight..back to Gibraltar..i had a few strange looks..

Ingredients for card

Papermania papers

Snowflake die
Punched some red stars

A simple but effective Chrissie card

Hope you like my card
Thanks for looking i love to read your comments

Penny Black Challenge 77

Hi All

Nice to get back home from UK had great time with family... and friends.. my daughters dog lilly had five puppies the week before i got there they are gorgeous three girls and two boys they are Jack russells and are all doing well lol...The weather was quite kind to me...Highlight was going on Dawn Bibby`s Retreat in a posh hotel..we made some fab cards..and met up with fellow crafters....had a big order from Stampin up some gorgeous stamps have tried a few out....The weather in Gib has been great but yesterday rained all sunny but chilly..well it is the winter.

Ingredients for this weeks card
Penny black hedgie stamp coloured with promarkers

Craftwork cards papers and message edged with distress inks

Ribbon from stash

Cuttlebug snowflake large and small

Hope you like my card i look forward to reading your comments

Friday, 27 November 2009

Colour Create challenge 32

Hi All
Have been to the UK for 10days so only just logged on...and thought i would give this challenge a whirl
Red Green &White

Digi Download Design

Papers papermania i think

Cuttlebug Snowflake

Martha Stewart border Punch

Card Candy Craftwork Cards

Thanks for looking I really enjoy reading your comments

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Charisma Cardz Challenge 47

I am trying another Challenge Anything Christmassy

I love this little cute stamp
Penny Black hedgehog stamp coloured with Promarkers

Cuttlebugged white card with embossed snowflakes

Stampinup message and scallop oval punch

Red ribbon from stash

Simple but effective

Hope you like my card
I look forward to your comments

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 58

Beautiful day her in Gib... i am busy packing for my trip to the uk tomorrow

Materials for Seasons Card

DCWV Xmas Papers

Cuttlebug Snowflake and glittered

Craftwork Card Messages and Card Candy

Martha stewart xmas border punch

Oval Nesties

Stamp Karen Stolper

Thanks for looking... i love reading your comments

Have a nice weekendx

Pennyblack Saturday Challenge 76

Hi Everyone

Hope you have all had a good here has been Fab... lovely and warm..bit chilly at night though.. i am going to UK tomorrow..for just over a week to see family and friends.
Card for this week when it said a mans card thought what shall i do.. then looked at what the team had done and came up with this.
Materials for card

Penny Black Stickeroo
Papers i think are Anitas
Ribbon from stash

Thanks for looking
I really look forward to reading your comments

Have a nice weekend

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Roses on Paper Challenge 24

Hi All
this is my first Challenge with you ..don`t know how came across you but me thought i have a Greeting Card XMAS stamp

Details of how it`s made

DCWV Christmas papers love the colours...
Cuttlebugged snowflake it is snow nice..
Martha Stewart border punch
Papermania greeting
Craftwork cards candy in silver.. i have all the colours they are Delish..
Woodware scallop punches

Thanks for looking
hope you like my cardx

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Colour Create Challenge 31

Hi Fellow Crafters
This is my First Colour create Challenge so quite excited...
Materials used

Penny Black Stickeroo matted on silver mirri card.

Cuttlebugged white card... embellished with turquoise stones... and die cut Snowflake in glitter card
Message stamp See D`s which is lovely and delicate

Thanks for looking

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Penny Black Challenge 75

Hi Everyone

Here we are again, no thats not my Challenge Title lol.
We are still very lucky with the weather here in Gib sun sun and more sun, but go home to Coventry on the 15th so will put woolly coms on, have lots of crafting goodies to pick up from my brothers he is my postman ha! ha!
My card this week

Jammin by Bob Marley

Stampinup papers & sentiment
Martha stewart border Lace doily
Image coloured in with Promarkers
Strawberry stamp free from Craft Stamper Magazine

Thanks for looking
Have a nice weekend

Saturday, 31 October 2009

Penny Black Challenge 73

Hi Everyone
Did`nt do last weeks challenge as i don`t have any Halloween stamps, but have really enjoyed this one, a friend of mine is in hospital and i visited her this week and she kindly offer me a go on some of her P/B Stamps so jumped at the offer so this is one of her stamps
Ingredients for card
Whisper white card from stampinup

Martha stewart snowflake punch

Message and oval punch Stampinup

Stars cut out with Slice machine then Cuttlebugged them and glittered edges

velvet ribbon from stash

Coloured image with Promarkers

Craftworkcard pips and glittered

Thanks for looking

Have a super weekend

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Secret Crafter Challenge 55

Hi Everyone
Another week nearer to Christmas, have been busy this week doing xmas cards, but not orange.
We have had two gorgeous days in Gib 25degs hope i`m not making you all jealous.
Colour has not come out to well it is a bit brighter
Ingredients for card

DCWC Pocket full of posies Stack beautiful papers
Cuttlebug Butterfly die
Flowers of qvc Flora Doodles
Message and oval punch Stampinup
Nestabilities Blossom

Thanks for looking

Friday, 23 October 2009

Basic Grey Challenge Week 6

Hi this is my 1st Basic Grey Challenge i love any Basic Grey papers,the quality, colours and the patterns all delish
Materials used
Spotted paper from June bug paper pad,used green Distress pad round the edge
Cuttlebugged snowflake which is gorgeous,and used snowflake folder to make a mat
Message Stampinup
Craftwork card blue pips
Digi design

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Penny Black Challenge 71

Hi Crafters

Hope you are all well,i have started on my Chrissie Cards,as it won`t be long, how many weeks? so this weeks challenge i have made an xmas card.

Materials used
DCWV Christmas stack lots of lovely papers.

Cute hedgie stamp bought it last year and did`nt use it.

Nestie Scallop

Message stamp Papermania

cuttlebug snow flake distressed and glittered

Craftwork card pips.

Thanks for looking

Have a great week

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Secret crafter Saturday Challenge 54

Hi Crafters

Hope you`ve all had good week, i have been busy my friend is closing her little craft shop in Gibraltar, as her eye is no better she still can`t see, so we are having half price sale so very very busy as you can imagine.

Ingredients for card
Icecream shoe stamp have had for yonks forgot all about it

Craft work card papers,pips,and message.

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Penny Black Saturday Challenge 70 Buttons n Bows

Hi Everyone

Hope you all are ok, we have been to London to see Blood Brothers, and Le Miserables, both were equally as good, weather bit rainy but not cold, feet were aching all that walking, Roys knee played up the jOys of getting old.

I did find a craft shop Blade Rubber S
tamps, bought a few things, well i needed them LOL.

Materials for this weeks card

Basic Grey Papers

Cuttlebugged Button Strip

Message Craftwork cards

Ribbon QVC

Penny Black Stamp.

Thanks for looking, have a nice weekend

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 52

Hi Everyone

Another glorious hot day in Gibraltar 29 degs today,Have had a busy week looking after my friends little craft shop,she has an abcess on the cornea and can only see a blur, so she cant craft,read, watch telly,the specialist says its caused from wearing contact lenses, so hope she will soon be on the mend soon.

Monday going to London for couple of days to see two shows and look round London its my birthday treat.

Materials Used

Tilda stamp coloured with watercolour pencils

Background paper i think K&Co

Strawberry stamp free with Craft Stamper Magazine

Happy Birthday message Craftwork cards

Hope you like my card

Thanks For Looking

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 51

Hi Everyone,
Hope you have all had a good week, i`ve been quite busy going out and about as it was my birthday last Wednesday and had a few celebrations.

We had a very wet weekend first rain since May, so when i took my piccie of card could`nt get it right took about Twenty none of them are very clear so apologies for that
Materials Used

Penny Black Cat in the Bath with champers stamp

Basic Grey porcelain papers

Cuttlebug embossed circle

Fiskars border Punch

Ribbon from QVC

Message from Penny Black Stamp set

sorry picture is not very clear

Thanks for Looking

Saturday, 26 September 2009

Penny Black Saturday challenge 68

Hello everyone
hope you are all well, its been a busy week here in Gibraltar, different things going on, plus it was my birthday on thursday, had a nice trip into Spain it was a really hot day, and we had a gorgeous Indian meal, and on the 5th of October we are going to London another birthday treat, doing two show, Blood Brothers and Les Miserables so looking forward to that.

We have had a miserable wet day today, but great for cardmaking

Materials used

Basic Grey papers from Stampeezee

Martha Stewart lace Doily Punch

Message from Stampin up and oval punches

Penny Black stamp coloured with promarkers and Sakura gel pens

Woodware flower punch, and button from stash

Seed beads on centre of flowers

Thanks For Looking

Saturday, 19 September 2009

Penny black Challenge 67

Hi Everyone

Hope you all have had a good week, i have had some inspiration from somewhere been making cards all week stopping up all hours, had a few family cards to make as well

Materials for Pearls and Lace card

Penny Black Floral stamp
Not sure who`s paper it is
Cuttlebugged with spotty embossing folder one of my favs.

Fiskars threading water border punch

Lace from tabbycrafts

Pearls from topaz Crafts

Butterfly Message from Craftwork cards

Thanks for looking

Secret Challenge 50

Hi Everyone

Another Challenge they do come round quick,we are still getting great weather in Gibraltar,but its more bearable.
Today we had the Red Arrows here what a spectacular sight they are amazing, would`nt of missed it for anything.

This card is for another Grandaughters birthday Danielle a gorgeous girl.


Stamps my Favorite things i have a few of these stamp sets i really like them from my friends shop in Coventry called Stampeezee.
Sweet sixteen stamp Penny Black, pressie from my friend Debi
Stampin up paper and i think DCWV.
Ribbon from stash.

Thanks for looking

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Penny Black Challenge 66

Hi All
Another week nearer to Christmas, what a thought, must start cards.

I am still unpacking my goodies, i bought back from the uk, got some lovely paper packs Basic Grey about 6 new ones and a couple of My Minds Eye ,which i have used on my card this week, i was spoilt for choice.

materials used
My Minds Eye papers, punched some tiny circles out of papers and put all round my large circle

Prima Flowers

Martha Stewart border lace doily punch

Ribbon from QVC velvet rick rack

Message Craftwork Cards

Think it is a bit overdone,what do you all think
Thanks for looking

Took picture from our balcony, my friend Debi gave me the easel i love it Thanx Debsx

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Secret crafter Challenge 50

Hi all

Hope you all have had a good week,our weather is still gorgeous, we have a Fab day on the 10th September "National Day" where we all dress in red and white, a glorious site, then we party, eat ,drink,and generally enjoy ourselves ,we had Status Quo in the evening strutting there stuff and they can, and a large Firework display at 10.30 to finish the day off.
materials for the card

there is not much to it Woodware clear stamps

Letters cut with Silhoutte die cut machine

thats basicly it

Thanks for looking

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Secret Crafter Challenge 49

Hello All,

Missed two Challenges as i have been to UK visiting Family and Friends,weather quite good, i was glad to get some cooler weather, we`re never happy are we lol. I had a lot of craft stash to pick up from my brothers, it was better than Christmas,had to leave small amount behind ah!!!! My friend came back with me for a week, she enjoyed but bit to hot for her.

Materials used

Papermania Rasberry Champagne papers
Forever Friends Stamp
Cuttlebug Heart folder

Martha Stewart Doily border Punch

Ribbon from stash

Monday, 7 September 2009

Penny Black Challenge 65

Hi everyone
I have been away to my home town for a week,you should see all my goodies 8 P/Black stamps,Stampin up stamps,Stamping Bella and much much more, i could not bring all of it back to Gib, next visit is November so not long

I had great time with friends and family, the weather not to bad, had a nice day out with my crafting friends husband and wife, to a shop in Evesham it is called Bee Crafty and open on sunday, a really big shop,had a lovely sunday dinner in the town, a walk round the park, a brass band was playing, the sun came out it was a fabulous day.
My friend in Coventry has just got over a nervous breakdown, so i asked her to come back with me for a week, she had a fab time ,it was a bit to hot for her 30degs,so have not been crafting for two weeks or on the computer, so raring to go now, i`ll stop rambling on

materials for card

Bittersweet Basic Grey papers
Heart cut out with Slice machine and cuttlebugged
My new P/Black stamp,coloured with promarkers and sakura pens
message Anita`s
Craftwork card pips

It is my grandaughters 21st birthday in Oct and she loves cats so very suitable

Hope you like it thanks for lookingx

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Penny Black Challenge 62

Hi Everyone
The weather here in Gibraltar is still red hot in the 30`s, so crafting in aircon room,I will be going to Coventry my home town on thurs to see my family, and pick up my crafty bits which i have sent to my brother, bought from different internet sites, its like Christmas when i get there,i can`t remember what i have ordered so its a bigger surprise, cant wait!!!

Materials used for card

Blue Bling card, cuttlebugged the edges

New Penny Black stamp, coloured with watercolour pencils

flowers from Joanna sheen
message Craftwork cards

Backing papers Stampinup

ribbon QVC

martha stewart border punch

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 45

Hi everone
Another week gone another challenge, where do the weeks go, my card this week is a card i made a couple of days ago for a friends anniversary, so thought it very apt
Card was a crafty Bitz pearlised
Dawn bibby pink peeloffs and message from qvc
Ribbon from Hobby Craft
Stamped butterfly in white on vellum

Monday, 10 August 2009

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 44

Hi Everyone

Looked at all my stamps i did`nt have one bug,had loads of Butterflies but not sure if a bug, so went on Pink Petticoat download site, and Hey Presto just what i wanted,as we only have one craft shop in Gibraltar, which belongs to my friend,she did`nt have anything in stock, so very chuffed with my £1.99 purchase, they are very cute images.

Craftwork card scallop card
DCWV floral paper stack
Prima flowers
Coloured image with Water colour pencils, and also on the flower paper as didn`t have colours that matched
Nesties scallops
Penny Black message stamp
Hope you like it

Saturday, 8 August 2009

Penny Black Challenge 61

Hi Everyone another week gone by and quite excited about doing the challenge and looking at everyone elses.I was out all day in town, as in our big square in Gibraltar we have every year at the same time a Harley Davidson Custom Bikes Rally, what a spectacular sight and the noise they make is tremendous, about a thousand all told not to mention the black leather , it was a super day.

Materials used
All papers from Stampinup
craftworks butterfly message
flowers from stash
Stamp coloured with H20`s
Raffia lace ribbon from qvc

Again the colours have not come out very good

Thanks for looking

Thursday, 6 August 2009

secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 43

Hi Everyone this is my second challenge, i do the Penny black Challenge and decided to have a go at another one, so i chose The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge,as the sketch seems easy enough.
The colours are brighter than they look here.

Materials used
Daisy & Dandelion papers have chosen three out of the pad
Nesties ovals
Prima flowers
Message Craft Work cards
Cuttlebugged some swirls
Tilda stamp coloured with Sakura pens
Sprayed Tilda and Oval, with Spray & Sparkle
martha Stewart Lace doily punch

Saturday, 1 August 2009

Penny Black Challenge 60

Sorry picture not very clear took about 12 this is the best.
Materials Used
Penny Black Bohemiam Stamp coloured with H20`s

Cuttlebugged half the card with dotty folder

Message P/BLACK

Ribbon from stash

Blue candy dots from Craft work cards

Tapestry stamps flowers & Butterfly

Friday, 31 July 2009

Penny Black Challenge 59

Materials Used

Papers Basic Grey Gypsy

Ribbons QVC

Message Craft work cards

Charm in Stash

Martha Stewart Border Punch

Friday, 24 July 2009

penny black challenge 55

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Penny Black Challenge 58

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Penny Black Challenge 57