Thursday, April 09, 2009
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
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
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
Monday, March 09, 2009
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
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
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.
Ah well, I am ticking it off as it was all done with good intentions!
Love Bex x
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
Monday, March 02, 2009
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!
Sunday, March 01, 2009
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
Sunday, February 22, 2009
I have cleaned and sorted and also made a few cards.
First up Sue challenged us over at Just Bex Forum with rather nice template. You can see it HERE
I think I may have tweaked it a bit but Sue always cheats so I won't lose sleep over it! Second up the fabulous Penny Black Challenge Blog who set the challenge of making a Get Well Soon card using one of their stamps. So here is my effort.
Third up the Basic Grey Challenge Blog set a colour challenge with a few different options. I chose Pink & Brown and used Mainly Blush Papers.
Sunday, February 08, 2009
Second up I have set a template challenge over at JB - feel free to view the challenge and play along HERE
Take care all - I think we are due some more dodgy weather so stay safe x
Love Bex x
Tuesday, February 03, 2009
So today I have mostly been doing nothing - relaxing!
I did make a quick card for the challenge template over at Friday Sketchers. A lovely template to play with so thanks girls!
I also had a play with a colour challenge for JB forum - to use pink and green. Another nice easy one for playing with :)
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Love n Hugs
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Still not too sure about it but it is a bit more of my paper stash used up and another card in the box!
Happy Wednesday to all
Love Bex x
Monday, January 26, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Over at Basic Grey Challenge site there was a recipe. Which I think I have followed! Papers used are Stella Ruby
And the fab challenge blog that is Penny Black Saturday Challenge asked us to use a frame. Now I would have loved to make a frame for an image - but lets say me and craft knives do not get on! So I opted for a framed sentiment using a slide mount (Small cheat I guess!)
Now I am off to watch TV, chill out and get an early night ......... all this relaxing this weekend has me totally chilled out!
Love n Hugs
Saturday, January 24, 2009
First up the very talented Sue over at the JB Forum challenged us to make something "clear". Her samples were stunning - a card, a LO and a mini album which can all be seen HERE.
I have acetate here but never made a card using it - a very simple one from me, I may try again and be a bit more adventurous!
Second up there is a challenge to use "Polka Dots" over at Caardvarks. Quite pleased with myself as I have used up some scraps of really old paper - the mountain is gradually reducing ........ should be gone by 2012 :)
Thursday, January 22, 2009
So moving on, firstly for Grace - a Pic of Maisie this evening trying to help me craft. Instead with her head on my craft desk staring at me I feel "watched"! I should never have moved my room round and given her access via the bed!
So what have me and my helper made today?
Monday, January 12, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
I absolutely love PB Stamps and have decided that as I only have a few I obviously need to go shopping and buy some more!
It's a hard life :)
Thanks for the challenge girls and I hope to join in more often - once I have been shopping of course :)
Love Bex x
Second up a sketch from Di Hickman - a very simple little card from me as I was using up some scraps of plain card.
Thursday, January 08, 2009
I spotted a FAB sketch over at Caardvarks
The sketch is from the very talented Becky Fleck - I just love her sketches, they always work out unlike the ones I attempt to create!
As for an update in Bex Land ........ let me see..........
Work - I had the Annual Directors store visit yesterday, really loved the fact the Store Manager was off so it was down to me to give the right answers! Lets say I tried my best and I am still alive and no screaming phone calls today over anything so hopefully work is still OK!!
I am off this weekend and plan to play in PJS all weekend - so far I am doing quite good at this crafting as opposed to just working in 2009 if I do say so myself!
Love n Hugs
Sunday, January 04, 2009
But I am still on my crafting mission to play in the evenings rather than do work stuff ......... not sure how long it will last, my brain is still ticking with a long list of stuff to get done!
Anyway, first up I found a challenge blog called Stamp Something which hopefully I will be able to play along with as I like my stamps :) The challenge this week is to use something new - so new stamp bought yesterday! It looks very much like the leaning tower though, I think it may be me cutting it out slightly wonky rather than the design of the stamp itself!
And second up I have just played making a few cards using up paper .... I really am drowning in so much of the stuff. And yes one of my New Years resolutions is to gradually work through all the 6 x 6 pads and loose sheets of paper I have mounting up here. So I thought I would ask the girls over at the forum to join in and see if they could use some old stuff up!
Apologies for such bad pics but it is so hard this time of year to get good ones when you are out of the house 12 hours a day!
And now I am off to have a wee blog hop, and then off to bed as I am in work early tomorrow ........ no rest for the wicked and all that :)