Monday, 30 June 2008

Link to some FAB blogs I found today

I thought I'd share a couple of cool blogs to checkout :) The first one is for all those who love the cute stamps that Penny Black make. Go HERE to find out all about it. They set a challenge every Saturday in which to use Penny Black stamps. 

The second blog I found whilst looking at blogs on the Penny Black blog and finding more blogs and blogs and blogs ......... I think you all get the idea! Not only does Michelle have some cool ideas but is giving away some FAB blog candy! Just go HERE to find out more.

If I get time today I will post a card or two. I've had a busy day taking the poor Mysterio to the vets. The silly boy stayed out all night and got into a fight and is feeling more than sorry for himself! The vet gave him a painkiller and antibiotic and I have to take him back tomorrow so the vet can have a better look at him under sedation. He was in too much pain today. 

Catch Ya Later!

Sunday, 29 June 2008

Final 'inchie' Submission

Hiya! Just a quick post today, hope your all having a nice Sunday :) We have had a nice day chillin' out and going to Karl's mam's for a yummy Sunday dinner! After a little rest and an afternoon of watching a few of House season 3, I thought I'd have one last go at an inchie card. This is what I came up with.  

Card: Fushia, White & Black cs. Kate Knight dp (Dovecraft), Silver Stardust cs.
Ink: Memories Black
Stamps: HA CD & SD Cupcakes
Accessories: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, Gems, Satin Ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by today :)

Saturday, 28 June 2008

HA Weekley Challenge 'inchies'

I know I've been a slack blogger recently but I really don't know where the days go! I did have the dreaded dentist this week and cos I'm really phobic of the dentist I have to be sedated - Haha! I lost a day and a half with that I think! LOL! Anyhow I did get around to doing the HA challenge.

For this weeks HA challenge Shari introduced everyone to the world of 'inchies'! The idea was to use a 1" square of card stock and put your design onto that 1" square. This week an order of HA stamps came through the post - finally! I've been waiting for these for ages :) 

I was going to put the four 'inchies' of this card in a block, but I wanted a different contemporary look which I feel I achieved with this card.

Card: Fushia & Black CS, Light GoldStardust CS
Ink: Memories Black
Stamps: HA CD Thoughtful Messages
Accessories: Gold & Black 3mm Satin ribbon, Flower Gem, Foam Pads 

For my second attempt at this challenge I used a design block stamp and cut the image into 'inchies' and mounted them with coloured card. I also incorporated the 'spotlighting' technique shown in a previous challenge week. 

Card: White, Rose Tint, Pink Sorbet & Milk Chocolate CS
Ink: Impress Chocolate, Colorbox Chalks Pink
Stamps: HA Design Block Butterfly
Accessories: Gold Pearls, Stickles Glitter Glue, Foam Pads, Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon & Pink Satin Ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to checkout my blog next week for something exciting!!! 

Thursday, 19 June 2008

Hero Arts Weekly Challenge '2ways'

Hi Peeps! I thought I'd share my creations for the HA challenge that I've been working on today :) 

This weeks challenge from HA was to choose one stamp and use it two different ways. My first card uses a slight variation of 'OCC' sketch. Used my cuttlebug again and loving that machine :) Has to be one of my favourite purchases this year!  As you can see from the two cards I chose to use the small rose as the stamp to use in '2ways'! On this card I put foam pads behind them to give a little dimension. I'm also loving the colour of this card :)

My second card I used the rose as a background. I added some machine stitch to the card which I rarely do, but loving that too. You will probably see more of that to come in my future cards! 

{"2ways Ingredients}
Card: White cs, Bazzil 'bling' Pink, Gold & Saffron stardust cs.
Ink: Memories Black, Colorbox Chalks.
Stamps: HA Clear Design Cupcakes, HA Climbing Vine.
Accessories: Glitter glue, Got Flowers, Gem, Organza Ribbon, Scrap of Yellow Ribbon. Foam pads, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots.

Thanks for Looking :)

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Our Creative Corner Sketch #1

Whilst surfing the blogs I came across this new one and a new weekly sketch so I had to give it a try and this is what I came up with. You can check the blog HERE and the sketch challenge.

Card: White CS, Bazzil 'Bling' Pink, Lilac CS, Black CS
Ink: Memories Black
Stamps: PB Floral Silhouette
Accessories: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, HA Art Flowers, Pearls, American Crafts Ribbon

Mojo Monday Week #42

It's funny how things never go to plan, I still haven't sorted out my college work to photograph so keep watching this space! 

However, I have had time to do a quick Mojo Monday Sketch card and this is what I came up with. It's not as good as I had hoped. I might have another bash at it if I get chance.

{Spoil Yourself Silly Ingredients}
Card: Lilac CS, Black CS, White CS
Ink: Memories Black
Stamps: Penny Black Bubbles 
Accessories: Black Satin Ribbon, Glitter Glue, Coloured Pencils

Saturday, 14 June 2008

Link to Blog Candy!

Hiya, just a little post to tell you all about some fab blog candy! Pokietoe's Corner blog is giving away some cute stamps from Justjohanna. Definitely go check them out!

Friday, 13 June 2008

Check This Out!!

Hiya! Just a quick midday post, have just found a lovely blog and shop called The Crimson Moon after Liz left a lovely comment on my last post - thanks Liz :) Liz is giving a lovely pair of earrings away on her blog candy so go checkout The Crimson Moon and her cool blog!

Thursday, 12 June 2008

Mojo Monday Week #41

Oh how I've been bad! I have totally neglected my blog. I have been quite sad this week and I have kept myself busy with my degree work that I need to catch up on over the Summer as I don't want to leave it to the last minute as always! I promise to share some of my level one work with you all as it is one of my tasks this weekend to sort out my work which is laying about in the garage! So as I'm sorting I will take some photo's :)

I have only created one card this week so far for a challenge I have never entered before and it's Mojo Monday Week #41 over at Poetic Artistry I may even enter it into the HA 'inspiration' challenge this week as I have found a lot of inspiration on this blog. Thanks Julee!

This is the card I created.

{Be Happy Ingredients}
Paper: Beige, Brown & Cream CS
Ink: StazOn Timber Brown
Stamps: HA Elegant Flower, HA Clear Design Share Laughter
Accessories: HA Art Flowers, Pearls, Chocolate & Gold Ribbon, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots 

Saturday, 7 June 2008

Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge

I've been checking out Beate's blog for a while now and often looked at the challenge entries and today I decided to give it a go. This is the card I created.

{True Friends Ingredients}
Paper: White cs, Bazzil cs
Stamps: Penny Black True Friends
Ink: StazOn Timber Brown
Accessories: Ribbon, Pearls, Cuttlebug

Thanks for stopping by :)


Cuttlebug Cards!

Thought I would share a couple of cards I have made using my Cuttlebug and accessories which I purchased yesterday. I'm loving the Cuttlebug :)

Thanks for looking :)


A Few of my HA weekly challenge submissions

Hi Friends, today I thought I would share a few of my submission to the other weekly HA challenges I have participated in. The first challenge I took part in was a 'pink' challenge. The card below was one I had previously made prior to the challenge. It is a special card to me as it is one that I made with mum the last time we were together stamping. I also have to add that it came 3rd in the challenge and I received a $10 gift voucher that I have still yet to spend!! 

{A Warm Hello Ingredients}
Paper: White CS, Pink Bazzil Card 2 shades
Stamps: HA A warm hello C4496, HA Dandelion G4917
Ink: ColorBox Chalk Pink
Accessories: Pink satin Ribon

The next weekly challenge I entered was the 'background' challenge. This is my fav card that I submitted this week and I've actually got it for sale in my Etsy shop!

{Friends Forever Ingredients}
Paper: White cs, turquoise cs
Stamps: HA Florentine Scroll S1838, HA Elegant Flower G4916, HA Heartfelt Messages CL150
Ink: Versamark, Colorbox chalks, Memories Black
Accessories: Clear Embossing powder, Gems

The card below was for the HA 'flowers' weekly challenge. I don't usually work with such bright colours but I gave it ago and I think it turned out well. I used the same technique as the previous card, resist embossing, but for this card I used gloss cs instead of matt cs.

{Thanks Ingredients}
Paper: Gloss white cs, white cs, bazzil orange cs
Stamps: HA Frames & Messages CL130, HA Designblock Stencil S5032, HA Fashion Flowers LL976
Inks: Colorbox chalks, StazOn Black
Accessories: Fancy ribbon, button

The next card was for last weeks HA 'circle' challenge. This card is also for sale in my Esty shop! I had a go at the 'swing' cards and really enjoyed making it.

{'Swing' Card Ingredients}
Paper: White cs, bright pink cs, Brazzil Black cs
Stamps: HA Designblock birthday S5027, HA Hello birdie CL177, HA Happy everything greetings LL165
Ink: Memories Black
Accessories: Doodlebug crushed velvet brads, Cricut accent essentials to cut flower shapes

Now I am up to this weeks challenge 'gift' and I still haven't got round to making another entry for this weeks challenge. Hopefully I will find some stamping time later :) 
In the next few days I hope to post some of my degree design work from level one. 


Friday, 6 June 2008

Hero Arts Weekly Challenge 'Gift'

Hello friends :) I thought that I had better get a creative start on my blog! So I have started with my first submission to this weeks HA weekly challenge 'gift'. I hope to submit at least one more 'gift' idea to this weeks challenge. I found the template for this box at splitcoaststampers another website I often visit for inspiration.

{Flourish Gift Box Ingredients}
Paper: Black & White CS
Stamps: HA Fantastic Flourishes 
Ink: Memories Black
Accessories: Organza Ribbon, HA Arts Flowers Neutral, HA Pearls & Gems 

Thanks for looking :)


Monday, 2 June 2008

Welcome to Little Shop of Crafts Blogspot!

Since the 22nd April 2008 I have been enjoying the Hero Arts Blog and enjoying the incredibly fun challenges. I have made some cool 'blogging' friends through this and have been so inspired to create through this. After looking at such wonderful blogs through links on blogs I thought it was time I started one and shared some of my creativity :) I hope you all find my blog fun. Thanks for stopping by.