Monday, 27 December 2010

1st card in ages!!!!!!!

Well it's been ages since I've blogged. I've moved house and then done Christmas. Must admit that it's not the best time of the year to be moving as it was very hectic, but glad it's all done now.


I had to put the crafting on hold for a while, but I'm up and running again, so here is my first card.



I've used a stamp from Little Claire called 'Blissful' and coloured her with promarkers.



I'm entering this card into 4 challenges. They are:
Simon says challenge - Anything goes
I love promarkers - Anything goes
Cute card Thursday - sketch
Moving along with the times - Anything goes (no xmas)

Hope you like it.
Ally xx

Saturday, 13 November 2010

been away!

Hi folks,
I just wanted to say that I am still here!
I've been mega busy at work, the extension is nearly finished and I'm moving in a couple of weeks so it's all go.

Because of all this, I haven't done any crafting at all for ages (sob sob) but I'm hoping to be set up and raring to go in the new year.

Ally xx

Sunday, 26 September 2010

It's a boy!

A friend of mine is expecting again. As she's already got 2 boys, I jumped the gun and made a baby boy card, only to find out on Friday that she's expecting a girl! That'll teach me!

Anyway, I'm going to enter this card for 2 challenges:

Pennys paper-crafty challenge - anything baby

Cute card Thursday - sketch

This is a digi image by Meljen's designs and is called cuddle cloud baby. It's so cute and I've coloured him using promarkers.



Hope you like it.

Ally

xx


Saturday, 25 September 2010

Just can't find the time!

Work, work, work ... blimmin gets in the way of the crafting!!
I'm going to enter this card into 2 challenges this week. They are:
A Spoon full of sugar - anything goes
Totally papercrafts - magic
I really like this stamp. It's by Little Claire and I coloured her with promarkers.


Hope you like it
Ally
xx

Monday, 20 September 2010

Twit twoo

I just love this stamp. This owl is just so cute. It's by Penny Black and is called Nocturne. He is coloured with promarkers.
I'm going to enter this card into the Cute card Thursday challenge where the theme is Tweet and a flutter.

I can't help it, he just makes me smile every time I look at him.
Hope you like it too.
I'd just like to say a big thank you for all your lovely comments. I read them all and I'm so glad you take the time to write to me.
Ally
xx

Sunday, 19 September 2010

A cute one

I haven't used this stamp in a while and I forgot how cute it is! It's by Rachelle Anne Miller and is called Lily and Teddys Travels. She's coloured with promarkers and I'm going to enter this card for 2 challenges. They are:
Papertake Weekly - photo inspiration
Secret Crafter - anything goes
Here's a close up of the image
Hope you like it
Ally
xx

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Just a quickie

As the post title says, this is just a quickie from me today. What with work, being ill and one thing and another, I haven't been up to much crafting, so this is a card I made in the summer hols but haven't yet blogged.

I'm going to enter this into Gingersnap creations challenge which is red and black. This is a very simple card and I've used a PEnny Black stamp called fantasy which I embossed in solver.


Hope you like it
Ally
xx

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Making the most of the weekend

So it's the weekend - hooray!
This card I've made is going to be entered for 3 challenges. They are:
Passion for promarkers - sweet treats
Papertake weekly - sketch
Totally papercrafts challenge - dots

I've used a Penny Black stamp called Sweet Thing which I've coloured with promarkers.

I couldn't get a decent close up of the image for some reason today - not too sure what's happened there. Promise to do better next time!
I really do appreciate all the comments that are made. Some of you have mentioned that I've done a couple of Christmas cards already. I've only done 2. I really can't get in that mode yet although I did buy some Christmas papers today.
Hope you like the card
Ally
xx

Saturday, 11 September 2010

At last!

Oh my goodness. I have withdrawal symptoms from cardmaking. We've been back at school for just over a week and I either haven't got the time or the energy to do any crafting!
This little card I've just made is for the Pollycraft challenge (I should get it in just in time - fingers crossed), where the theme was Christmas without red or green. I've used the penguin (did you know that I absolutely LOVE penguins?) from the Little Claire set - All set for Christmas and coloured him with promarkers. The stamp was also from the same set.

Hope you like it.
Ally
xx

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Another card

So, another little card today.
I'm entering this one for 3 challenges. They are:

Passion for Promarkers - Teddybears
Pennys paper-crafty challenge - birthday
Moving along with the times - stitching The image I have used is a digi from Pollycraft called Cuthbert for you. I've coloured him with promarkers.

Hope you like it
Ally
xx

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Music card

Oh my goodness. I've been back at work for 3 days, the children have been in for 2 days of that and I'm absolutely shattered. I think a lot of it is nervous energy but I have bags under my eyes that a sack os spuds could easily fit in.
The challenge over on The Stamp Man was music. I'm in card making mode at the moment so that's what I made.

Hope you like it
Ally
xx

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Blog candy!

Ooooh!!!!
Pink Gem have some lovely lovely blog candy on offer. " stamps of your choice, a set of promarkers, flowers and charms.
Yum. Yum. Yum. Yum. YUM.

Ally
xx

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

diamond topped card

Well for some of us, today was the first day back at school. Admittedly there were no children (they are in tomorrow) but I still had to set the alarm. True to form, I didn't sleep at all well either so I'm tired already!!
Anyway, the Lots to Do challenge blog theme was fairies or angels.
I've used this very cute Little Claire stamp and coloured her with promarkers.
Here's a close up of the image.
Now that my leisure days are over I'm going to try and post as often as possible but I'm pretty certain it wont be every day, as it has been for a while.
Hope you like the card.
Ally
xx

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Cute card

I really like this image. It's a digi stamp from Whimsy Stamps. It's by Meljens Designs and is called A girl and her kitty. She has been coloured with promarkers.
I'm going to enter this card into 3 challenges this week. They are:
Cute Card Thursday - Dieing for a punch (No punches allowed)
Cupcake challenge - Going digital (use something digital - I've used the image)
Papertake weekly - Just the one (one image and one large flower gem)
Here's a close up of the image

Hope you like it
Ally
xx

Monday, 30 August 2010

Autumn Milly again

Ok, so I told you that Autumn Milly wouls be appearing again ... and here she is.
I've entered her into 2 challenges:
Pink Gem - sketch
Pollycraft challenge - nature
I've coloured Milly with promarkers. The image just lends itself to oranges and yellows.


Hope you like it
Ally
xx

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Pink Gem

I was lucky enough to win a Pink Gem stamp so I've used her on this card. As I only have this one stamp (so far!), you'll see her come up on another card shortly.

Passion for promarkers theme was a sketch and to use autumn colours.I coloured Autumn Milly with promarkers and kept to oranges and browns for this.

Hope you like it

Ally

xx

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Tim's Tag

The challenge over on Simon Says Stamp and Show was to make anything in the Tim Holtz style.
I've made this tag. I spludged the colours on my craft sheet and spritzed with water then dipped the tag in. When dry I stamped and edged it. The crown and key are grunge board elements. The crown was inked and then covered with rock candy stickles and I painted the crown with gold acrylic paint. Hope you like it
Ally
xx

Friday, 27 August 2010

Labour of love

Now here's a story - do you know how much trouble I've had trying to get the pva crackled paint technique to work? I followed the instructions in the magazine and it just would not work, no matter how much I tried. I put out a plea for help and in steps the wonderful Hels Sheridan to my rescue. She gave me a different set of instructions to follow!
Now as you can probably see from the photo that I still haven't got it anywhere near right. Rather than crackles, I have deep plough tracks but hey, I think I'm nearly there!

H As a thank you (errr... sorry it's still not quite right Hels but I'll keep trying)I've put it into Hels own challenge. The theme was flowers.
The heart in the middle looks purple in the photo but it isn't in real life.
Hope you like it
Ally
xx

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Under the weather

Oh dear. I'm full of cold and feel awful. I was meant to go and see my friend Alana yesterday, but had to let her down. How bad do I feel. I was in bed by 9.30 last night and feel just as rough today.
Whilst feeling sorry for myself, I did make one card (even tho it took me hours and hours to do through lack of energy). I'm entering this for 2 challenges this week.
A Spoon full of sugar - 3 flowers, 2 buttons, 1 ribbon
Papertake Weekly - 3, 2, 1
The image is from Penny Black and is called Sweet Thing. She has been coloured with promarkers.


Hope you like it,
Ally
xx

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Tilda easel card

I seem to go through phases. Sometimes I'll have a run on scrapbook pages, sometimes the run will be of ATCs, others will be tags or postcards. Right now, I'm back into cards.
So this little easel card is being entered for 3 challenges. They are:
Just Magnolia - sentiment
Lots to do - buttons or beads
Wild Orchid - make it sparkle
Here's a close up of the sentiment. I just typed it into word and then printed it off (why haven't I thought of doing that before?!!!)


This is cosyTilda, coloured with promarkers. Her fur trim is blue glitter, which I've also used to edge the sentiment.


Hope you like it.
Ally
xx

Monday, 23 August 2010

It's Tilda!

It's such a wet and miserable day today and I can't believe that this is the last full week of the summer holidays left!
Anyway, here's another card which I'm entering for the Cute Card Thursday challenge where there was a sketch to follow this week. The stamp is Baking Tilda with a wooden spoon and I coloured her with promarkers. I'm loving pink and green at the moment!
Hope you like it
Ally
xx

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Another card

The theme over on I love promarkers this week is the seaside. I used one of my Sugarplaums stamps called Bathing Beauty Emma and coloured her with promarkers.
The backing paper is quite water like.


Hope you like her.
Ally
xx

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Christmas!

When I was at stamperama on sunday I was overwhelmed by the amount of Christmas themed stamps. It's August and despite the weather being not so summery, I still can't get my head around christmas things yet. But I did succomb and bought 1 stamp!
It's calles Warming my cockles by Little Claire and it's just lovely. I've coloured it with promarkers.

I'm entering this card for 4 challenges this week!
A spoonfull of sugar - xmas card
Passion for promarkers - winter blue
Papertake weekly - sketch
Moving along with the times - glitter

It just so happened that the themes all fitted together nicely.


So there it is. My first christmas card of the year.
Hope you like it.
Ally
xx

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Something different

Oh how I think Wendy Vecchi makes the most beautiful art. At Stamperama on Sunday I looked at a lot of her stamps, my gosh they're expensive. Simon says stamp and show's theme was something in the style of Wendy Vecchi. So without stamps I had to go for style.
So i cut a piece of card with a nestie and coloured it using antigue linen, rusty hinge and vintage photo distress inks. I then overstamped this with a flower background stamp.
I cut out a smaller nestie, inked it in the same colours and added an adage ticket.
The flower was stamped and then inked and I used one of those hat pin things (what are they called?) for the flower middle.

I like it and I hope you do too.
Ally
xx

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Moving along with the times challenge

Here's another card for you. The theme over on Moving along with the times was a sketch to follow. So off I went ...The stamp I used was Sunglasses Emma by Sugarplums. I went for a lovely summery image just to remind myself of what summer is!!
She is coloured with promarkers.

Oh where has the summer gone?

Hope you like her.

Ally

xx

Monday, 16 August 2010

Sweet Tilda

Here I am again - just like a bad penny!
Today I've made a card for the Just Magnolia challenge. The theme was a sketch and an ideal opportunity to use my new nesies!
Tilda is coloured with promarkers.
Here's a close up of Tilda.
Hope you like it.
Ally
xx

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Zentangle

Oh what a busy day today!
Alana and I met at Stamperama and I think it's fair to say that both of us spent a lot of money!
We had a lovely time though and it's great seeing all the things available and wishing I had a bottomless money pot!

Over on the Lots to Do challenge blag this week, the theme is zentangle. I have to admit that I've never made one before so this is my very first go.
I used a black pen for this but next time I think I need to use one with a much thinner nib. It was very therapeutic to do and think /i'll be having more goes!
This is done on an ATC blank and then double mounted on white and then black.
Hope you like it.
Ally
xx
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