Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Our Creative Corner Challenge

This week's challenge was to use something clear.

Thinking cap on - decided to use acetate tags with stamped
with silver images

Paper - Basis Grey Sultry (just love it)
Acetate from old stash - Dawn B design

Please leave me a comment if you like this card so I can return the visit. It's always interesting to see other crafters work. Thanks for dropping by.

Monday, 29 December 2008

Thank you card

After a lovely evening out with family, I just had to make a card. No pressure, like the last few Chriss cards (note to self - must start earlier) so I really enjoyed making this.

Papers from Papermania - Simply Elegant

bits and pieces from stash

Thanks for dropping by, hope you too are relaxed after the hectic days pre Christmas.
Best wishes for 2009.
ikki xx

Friday, 26 December 2008

New Challenge and Candy

Sketch and Stash Challenge

NEW CHALLENGE starts Monday 5th January - check it out! Should be a CRACKER! Blog candy - enter by 3rd January.

This is a real good idea - something many of us need to make us use our STASHES!!!!

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

2 challenges in 1

Since I have finished my Christmas cards, I thought I'd have a go at a couple of challenges.

Basic Grey's remit - Going Green - was to use old bits and pieces.
I have used: Sultry Papers and Brown ribbon from a chocolate box (sadly empty)
and pink gems retrieved from a last year's CC. Thrift or not!

The other challenge was from CCC - Love theme to celebrate Julee's 11th anniversary. Congratulations Julee.

Stamp from Hero Arts that I purchased ages ago and have not used before.
Paper from Sultry range of BasicGrey
Ribbon and gems from green collection
CB - Textile folder

Thursday, 18 December 2008


Barbara has nominated me for this great award. Many thanks Barbara, I feel honoured to be thought of by a fellow crafter. Check out her blog - you'll be impressed.
At the moment I'm unable to pass on this award, but I hope to soon.

Sunday, 14 December 2008

Daring Card Challenge

A 10 minute card! This actually took 11, because I couldn't

find where I'd put the stickers! My filing system is.........!?!?!
Sorry about pics - it's very dark and dismal here today.
Unfortunately, the double score lines don't show up very well.


Great colour challenge this week. I bought this

paper in America a few months ago. I have looked

at it - touched it - and put it back in the box until now.

Thanks TYI for the inspiration and chance to use it!

Thursday, 11 December 2008

Candy Alert

Dawny is celebrating her coming ....... birthday with a super candy offer. You have until the 20th December to visit her blog.

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Sunday, 7 December 2008

Candy alert!!!!!

To celebrate being chosen as a new DT member of BasicGrey Challenges,
Ricas is offering some great candy.
You have until 23rd December to entry - so dash on over there. Her blog is great and even if you don't win (because I'm hoping it will be me) you'll love Heather's creative work.

Another 1 for 2

BasicGrey Challenge - Sultry paper and charm & Penny Black Challenge sketch with image
I made this card and surprised myself again because I managed another one for two challenges.
I found a Pennny Black image that looked good on BasicGrey Sultry paper, and added a charm that was the required element.
Paper from BasicGrey Sultry range
Stamp PB
Thanks for visiting, ikki


This week's challenge was a bit of a tester for me.
But, not to be defeatist, I had a go. AND, in doing so
went a bit over the tree so to speak. Reminded me
also, our tree is in the loft and it's very cold up there!

Paper by k-ology Hannah range - embossed with CB Texture folder
various bit and pieces from various boxes

Sorry about the poor colour- don't know what went wrong!

Friday, 5 December 2008

l for 2 challenges

Since my friend, Rica has recently become a DT Member of Basic Grey thought I'd buy some papers and supporting her. This week's challenge was for a aperture card.

I will also enter this on the Cute Card Thursday since they wanted a heart.

Quite pleased with myself for doing a 1 for 2. Thanks for stopping by, I do appreciated it. ikki

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Paper Craft Planet

I saw this challenge and thought -I have a go at that.
The remit was for a black and white card, that could
have a hint of colour. I added a touch of pink purely
because these are my fav colours.

Paper from DCWV Hint of Pink

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

A commissioned card

I was asked to make a 60th Birthday card for my friend's sister.

The outline of the original stamped image (sent to me by Viv) was trim down and then coloured with prisma's. The white background was inked with blue, green and yellow chalk, blended, and then lacquered. I was really pleased with how this mottled effect turned out - something I had not tried before, but will again.

Cream linen cardstock
Papers from HOTP , CB Swiss Dots, Nesties and corners
Ribbon and gems from stash

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

This should have been for the PB Challenge, but...

I started this card for the PB challenge where the remit was to use NO patterned paper.

I began experimenting with my CB bells folder and at last managed to emboss three patterns without the folder's edge marking the card. Hooray! I achieved this by making a slightly smaller shape than the folder and adding extra thickness until it would emboss without using the top B plate. I then tape the numerous shims together to give me a permenant template, which I have written on in the hope that I will not lose it! This done, I decided to chalk the white linen card with red, gold and white glimmer.
I was so carried away by my sucess at embossing that at this point I forgot what
the card was for and so added a delightful funny porcelain image that a friend had salvaged from her last year's Chrissy cards. I thought I would return it to her reborn so to speak. But, alas it should have been a Penny Black image!!!!
Never mind, I have until Saturday to tried again and will try to remember what I'm supposed to be doing!
Thanks for dropping by.

Monday, 1 December 2008


I just love the challenges and DT cards on OCC. This is my take on this week's challenge.
Tag was made for this week's TYI challenge. I like to make tags and find a use for them - this fitted well and made a card for my granddaughter Megan aged 2. It's cheerful, glittery,textured and she really enjoyed making a snowman when it last snowed. Living in Edinburgh she won't have to wait long!
CB folder Snowflakes - Torn card in three layers - added stickles for texture.