Thursday, April 09, 2009

Sketch Saturday & JB Challenge

Well I have had a lovely few days away from work. Crafty mojo vanished and instead I have been relaxing, watching TV and doing boring chores. I made a couple of quick cards last night and plan to make a few more today
First up I have set a colour challenge over at JB Forum. A colour I rarely use which is ORANGE. I am determined to continue my quest to use up papers that I have had for a while and so here is the first few sheets gone from the Ambrosia range.
Sketch Saturday provided a lovely sketch to work with - kicked me into making a card as I do love a good sketch! Thanks girls.
I hope everyone has a lovely long relaxing Bank Holiday weekend
Love Bex

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Touching Base!

Just in case anyone is reading and wondering where I am.
VERY busy with work - I have worked 10 days straight and just home after a 15 hour shift!
Not much time for card making until next week when I will play catch up.
I have done a few challenges which by the time I photo in daylight and upload will be long overdue - I will update on Sunday when I am next off. (Unless I sleep all day) :)
Love n Hugs to all
Bex x

Monday, March 09, 2009

365 Cards - Day 9

OK a quick post from me today!
Back at work (Boo Hiss!) but not a bad day in the end. I will be back in the swing of things pretty quick as that is how retail is - but I may still sulk for a couple of days as is expected after a holiday!
So I am determined to keep up with 365 cards site, and todays challenge is to use scraps. Well i have quite a lot of these! And I love using them so a bonus. These are offcuts of Noteworthy papers which i have used quite a bit lately. And I still have new sheets to cut into so I guess you will see them again soon, but a few scraps turned into something new anyway.
The image is one received in a swap, and not normally my thing - but I have to say it was a fun one to colour in!
Be back tomorrow hopefully. Apologies for bad pic - it is very dark here - I will update on next day off. Love n Hugs

Sunday, March 08, 2009

365 Cards & JB Challenge

365 Cards today supplied us with a lovely sketch by Kazan of 2S4U fame!
Lovely sketch and I enjoyed playing so thanks very much. If you haven't been over to 365 Cards yet then it is well worth a visit!
Second up Lisa challenged us HERE to make anything using Brown Kraft Paper and bright colours. I actually had to go out to buy brown kraft paper and it cost me a whoppng 45p for a HUGE roll of it. So you may be seeing it a bit more!
And now I am feeling slightly depressed - back to work tomorrow and I have that Sunday night feeling that is intensified having just had 7 blisfull days off. Although I am not quite sure how they went so quickly! So back to evening only crafting for Bex until my next holiday - which I will be booking tomorrow as I quite like this not working lark!
Love n Hugs

Saturday, March 07, 2009

365 - Day 4

Ok I have sort of mucked this one up on 2 counts!
First the challenge is to draw inspiration from an advert. So I picked this image from Dulux to try to challenge me to use green, with a subtle hint of brown and pink ........ except i don't really do green, and although the light is bad I can't say this card is honestly green!!
So the Ad ....... And my "green inspired" card.
Sort of PMSL!!

Then I go back to the 365 challenge site to upload and see the edited details that we were supposed to use the ad they displayed.
Double oopsy!!
Ah well, I am ticking it off as it was all done with good intentions!
Love Bex x

Penny Black Saturday Challenge

Penny Black Challenge blog this week has challenged us with a recipe challenge.
RECIPE 3,2,1 - To use 3 Brads, 2 Ribbons, 1 Flower
Thanks for a great challenge!
Love Bex x

365 Cards Day 3 & JB Challenge

Running a bit behind with 365 cards which is not a good start in the 1st week! I am playing catch up gradually though as this is a personal challenge to see how long I can last!
So Day 3 challenge was to use Ribbon & Flower & Button.And over at JB Forum there is a challenge to use gems on any project you like - and there is a Gem Wheel up for grabs for the first player out of the hat next Friday! Pop along HERE if you fancy playing - all newcomers welcome. Right off to try and do another couple of 365 ones as I only have till tomorrow to catch up!
See you all soon
Bex x

Monday, March 02, 2009

Penny Black & 365 Cards

Penny Black Saturday challenged us to feature "something to eat" on our card this week so here is my entry. And it is Day 2 over at 365 Cards
Quite a tricky challenge I think - to only use 2 embellishments. Sounds easy enough till you try it! Ayway, I have made an acetate card which I am not sure about but I haven't cheated - only 1 bit of ribbon and 1 brad!
See you all later - this not having to work thing is great!
Love Bex

Sunday, March 01, 2009

New Challenge Blog!

And one with a great idea too! The site is 365 cards and the idea is a daily challenge to get all us crafters actually crafting. Excellent idea!
I don't know that I will be able to play every day but I have certainly bookmarked it and will join in when I can! Crikey - I really should try to do it daily, maybe if I use it to make a simple quick card every day it will get my mojo right into action! Anyway, today is a sketch challenge and I havekept it quite simple!
Good luck to the new site - I think it is a fab concept and will be watching with interest. If you plan to play along then please leave a comment here so I can touch base with you and get to know those who are playing! Right - off to get dinner on ........ and I am now off work for a whole week and am chuffed to little mintballs! (as questioned on this phrase - it means I am extremely happy!)
Love n Hugs
Bex x