Monday, 23 February 2009

Cuttlebug challenge 19#

This week's challenge (only just made it!) was to emboss

on acetate.

CB Folders: Happy Birthday for the acetate and Stylized flowers

Nesties labels for the frame.

Thursday, 19 February 2009

The Pink Elephant 2#

This week's challenge was for BLING. Now, I'm not normally
a bling girl, (ah, shame) more like a plain Jane (ah, shame),
But for once I had a go and it turned out definitely BLING for me.
It was so bling in fact that I struggled to get a picture of it!

I used a flower punch to punch flowers into the silver glitter card, which I then matted onto Silver Mirror card. The PB image I coloured with prisma pencils and chalked the edges, this I then matted onto black glimmer paper. Gems and more glitter added
to make sure I had the total Bling effect. (Well for me anyway.)

Have a good day!

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Wow, two more awards

Alex has kindly nominated me with this great award.
Thanks Alex I appreciate this from such a talented crafter.
I'm passing this on to 5 great crafters whose blogs
I love to visit.
Anne Priscilla Jenny Kelley Traci

Julie an old friend from DC has given me this award. HUGS.

What a great award thanks you so much Julie - hugs are something you want to do with friends, so with cyber friends this is just the ticket.
I pass hugs on to my new SBS 26# sisters

This blog has a Heart

A new award from my crafting buddie Chrissie. I just love this Heart award and thank you so much Chrissie for thinking of me. You're are treasure that I'm for keeping!
I'm passing this lovely award on to my new blogging sisters 26# who all definitely have a heart and show it in their work and support. I'm so pleased to have these new friends.
Kate Alexandria Vickie

Saturday, 14 February 2009

Pink Elephant's First Challenge

Great new challenge from Pink Elephant. This weeks remit was to use the colours of Pink, White and Black. I tried something different by way of layout - you know how you have a picture in your head - and it doesn't seem to work out on paper - well this happened with this card.

Paper: A hint of pink
Ribbon and bits from

Have a great weekend.

Cuttlbug Challenge 18#

A shaped card!?!!?! Yes, well, !?!? Then I found template for this ....... and so my Flapper Hat.
My cuttlebug flower interested so many last week, that I will post a tutorial follow up on Sunday here in my Cuttlebug Cupboard.
CB: Textile and Paisley Folders
Nestie circles

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Does this card interest you?

Hi, if you own a CB (or perhaps one is on your list!) then you may be interested to know how I made this card and the way I have used the cuttlebug folders and Nesties dies. Over here in Ikki's Cuttlebug Cupboard
I have done a tutorial on how it was achieved.

This technique makes folders far more versatile,
and Cuttlebug fans like this!!!
Your comments on the tutorial would be of great interest to me for future illustrations. The learning curve is steep, but I want to make the top!!!

Enjoy your day,

Monday, 9 February 2009

Penny Black Week 35 and Basic Grey Week 22

This week's challenge from PB was "Romance" and we could all

do with a bit of this in our lives, so .... how's about a cuddle? ... followed by a kiss? ..... I feel better already!

The Basic Grey's challenge this week was to "mix it up" so....
now we have ...cuddles....kisses....and their super paper EUPHORIA and SULTRY....I'm now a bit worried because one
of the papers is call "frenzy"! Where will this take me?

Stamp by PB watercoloured, Paper BG, Nestie small label and Alphabet, Fiskars diamond border punch
Thanks for dropping by, I'd love to hear from you.

Thursday, 5 February 2009

Cuttlebug Love Card for Challenge

Hi, the snow has arrived and enabled me to craft, Brill! This is
my card that I'm submitting to 2 challenges this week.
Cuttlebug Weekly Challenge and a new challenge for me at
Cuttlebug Spot were both asking for a LOVE theme.

Unfortunately, because of the glimmer cardstock and acetate
window, the card was difficult to photo!!!

Charcoal Glimmer cardstock - 6 x 6 Card
Used Scoreboard for lines
Nesties for 3 mats: 1 was embossed with Divine Swirls
1 Acetate
1 Frame
Stamp: Hero Arts - Muse Heart
stamped lst on white card in Red ink then in black ink on the acetate
Embellishments from stash

Thanks for dropping by - keeeeep warm and "Love to all"

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

My new Cuttlebug Cupboard Blog

Hi, It's very cold here, but we've had very little snow, just the kind of day for crafting. Although, I know that crafters never need much of an excuse, do we!

I for one, have not had any time today to make anything, but just in case you dropped by, I thought I'd tell you about my new venture. As many of you will know, I've been a keen Cuttlebug Fan ever since I was bitten last March and as a member of the DC forum, where I post some of my work, I started to received queries and questions about how, what, etc., so this week I have designed a new blog called "ikki's cuttlebug cupboard". I opened the Cupboard on Monday morning with my first tutorial - it might be a bit basic for many of you I know are advanced cuttlers, but I had to start somewhere that would not put beginners off, and I will move it forward as I come to terms with tutorials (well fingers crossed I will. It has worked really well, with over 500 visits since yesterday morning. Am I chuffed with this response, or what! I would greatly appreciate your support, and any advice in any way to advance Cuttling for the benefit of all. Thanks for dropping by, hope you'll look in the cupboard one day, but for or now - keep warm and, of course, keeeeeep cuttling.

Monday, 2 February 2009

Penny Black Challenge

This week's challenge was for a circular card. I have had this image for ages and never known what to do with it. My Granddaughter has a 6th Birthday soon, she loves ballet classes and CATS. So, today was it's day!

Unfortunately, despite the brightness caused by the snow, the
glitter card has refused to do it's bit, and has blurred the image slightly, and then there's the shadow! Oh, well.....purr-fect I'm not!

Paper: Bo Bunnys - Curley Swirls
Penny Black image - name unknown
bit and bobs from stash - should have used a brighter necklace!
Thanks for popping in.