Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Ismaki #17-Manue

This card is for the Ismaki Challenge this week

I have used K&co paper from the 6x6 daisy pad, the chair,fence and tilda are all from the new shabby chic collection coloured in with whisper pens. The beads and ribbon are all from my stash.

Tuesday, 29 April 2008


Well done to the three lucky ladies ,
if you could email me your address I will post them out to you tomorrow my address is on the side of my blog (you have to cut and paste it though).

I won some PIF from Ella Bella a couple of weeks ago so now its my turn to do the honours, so the first 3 people to leave a comment under this post will win one of the folders above.


I have been awarded these 3 awards from a very good friend Debi .I am so honoured to receive these awards, check out her blog she has some amazing cards on there,I am also so proud that my daughter Hannah has also won these awards , for only being 10 she makes some amazing cards.

So Hannah and I have decided to pick together , the 3 people to receive this award,they are in no particular order

1.Bunny-Zoe's Blog. check out her blog she makes the most amazing cards.

2.Debby4000. She has some great cards on her blog,and when she visits you she always leaves a lovely comment.

3.slumber cards. I always get some inspiration when i visit this blog.


Big drum roll please
After much deliberating Hannah Jack and my DH finally picked the winning card. so its congratulations to
If you could email me your address i will post your prize on to you
Thanks to everyone who entered, your cards were all Great. I really enjoyed looking at them all.

Monday, 28 April 2008

It's My Birthday

OK If anyone else would like to join in You only have until 5pm GMT until I end the challenge and Hannah picks a winner. I will then announce who has won. Good luck to all that have entered and Pop back later to see who the winner is.

HI everyone! it's my Birthday on monday 21st, and I have some candy up for grabs a brand new Magnolia comfy tilda stamp, a 6x6 Laura Ashley Traditional pad of paper, and a box of Flora Doodles flowers. If you would like this present to be yours, all you have to do is make a girly birthday card with ribbons on it and pretty papers and leave me a comment under this posting so I can come and take a look. I will let hannah pick the winner on monday28th. I will leave this posting on the top until then.

Saturday, 26 April 2008

Ismaki #16

The Ismaki challenge sketch this week was to use 4 colour-coordinated patterned papers.
the hardest thing was to find an image to go with these papers,
paper is Dream street papers, Rue-Beau, Rue-Ooo la la both of which are double sided.The stamp is See-D's vintage, chipboard letters are from a kit Ibought from QVC ,Punched flowers I made.ribbon is from my stash.

Friday, 25 April 2008

Cute card Thursday 7

Challenge 7 Girls Just Wanna Have Fun .As they had male cards last week, this week they would like you to make a card with a female theme.Once again their is some fab blog candy up for grabs.
For this card I have used an image kindly sent to me by jo, paper is from the English paper company, The card I have made using my cricut & cricut design studio. Gems from stash

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Birthday cards

Here are some of the cards I received for my Birthday from the Tilda & Friends forum.
and My Daughter Hannah











thank you all so much they are all beautiful and really made my day.

2 Challenges in 1 card

I have entered this card for 2 challenges the first is Tilda & Co
Girly but Blue!You don't see many girl cards/projects in blue very often, They are normally pink! Well i would love you to make your projects this week in BLUE! Has to be suitable for a female. This is a pretty broad challenge this week, It could be a simple card, A altered art project etcAs per the rules, You work must have a Magnolia Stamp on there somewhere, It does not have to be Tilda/Edwin themselfs it could be any magnolia stamp.

The 2nd is for Paper take challenge Katherina's #2

I have used Laura Ashley papers , Martha with pearls,Ribbon from my stash the circles are cut using my cricut, and party girl is a studio g stamp.

Sunday, 20 April 2008

Ila’s Blog Candy Challenge!

Ila has 3 High Hopes Stamps to offer as blog candy check her out here they are so cute, all you have to do is follow her sketch to be in with a chance of winning,
I have used the paper that I received off Annie this morning the stamp is also off Annie, the flower is a flora doodle, gems from stash,words are off a scrapbooking paper sorry don't know the name. Ribbon from stash.

Saturday, 19 April 2008

Look what arrived today

Today I recieved my fab blog candy and a gorgeous card of Annie I can't wait to use it.
Thanks again Annie.
I also recieved My PIF off Tracy (ella bella).
I'm going to have fun with these if I can keep hannah out of the lovely folder they came in.
I will do my PIF later as i am waiting for a special delivery of stamps to wing their way to me.So keep a look out here for more to come.

Friday, 18 April 2008

Hannah's Branched out!!

After much harassment from my DD. I have finally let her have her own blog. I hope you go and visit her she does really fab cards and I am so Proud of her.
This is the link for her blog.

Cute card Thursday challenge 6

This weeks challenge we would like to see your cards made for the men and boys in your lives! The candy up for grabs is a cute little monkey from Sugar Nellie out of their Little Cotton Rabbits range.
for Hannah's card she used a paper Nation Decoupage Pirate Boy,she managed to cut
him herself but needed a little help sticking him down, The skull and crossbones paper she made on the computer all other cardstock was from the paper mill.
I have used my fav paper again by K & co ,
The Image is a Precious moments Sticker- (PRM28)
Flower is a Flora Doodle

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Mojo monday Wk 33

For this quick and easy card,
I have use the mojo Monday sketch.
The number was cut out using my Cricut machine , the stamp is a Magnolia -farmer tilda,
Papers and brads are from my stash.

Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Sweet Sugar Challenge

This time The sweet sugar challenge is to make a card without patterned paper! The team have come up with some fabulous cards with some great ideas using card stock only.

For this challenge I used card from stash and embossed it with a cuttlebug stylized Flowers folder. The stamp I Received this morning is the new Lola's Tea party By Rachelle Anne Miller, coloured in the usual way, Gems are PM Adhesive stones.

Tilda & co

We would love to see lots of ribbon on your work,As many ribbons you can get on your work as possible.You all have heard of the saying "less is more" well we want MORE MORE MORE!You could use Ribbon Knots, Ribbon Bows Or even make your own fancy bow of our lot's of Ribbon.Let your creative flare release this week.
Once again your work could be a Card, LO ( scrapbook page ) Handmade Gift, Altered Art Item, Atc, anything that takes your fancy!
For this challenge I have used my fav papers from K & co, The Hannah collection
ribbon and brads are from my stash,
Flowers are flora doodles bought from Joanna Sheen.
The Image was sent to me by a friend.

Saturday, 12 April 2008

Katharinas Birthday Blog Candy

Look what you can win over on katharinas Blog
An AMAZING Hanglar stamp.
You have to do a few things to be in with a chance,
but they are not that hard to do,
so why not pop over and take a look.

Friday, 11 April 2008

Thank You

I was asked by my parents to make a thank you card for work as they have both
recently taken early retirement.
all card stock is from my stash,
thank you was made on my computer
ribbon is Burberry ribbon that was wrapped around a present I received.
The stamp is made by magenta {sorry i dont know the name}.

Cute card Thursday

card is for the cute card Thursday challenge 5

The challenge for this week is 'Things With Wings, Anything with wings which is cute is fine for the challenge! so i decided to use my fishing Edwin stamp. the papers are K&co studio k blue and green striped pad, I paper pieced the dungarees The gone fishing sign is a button from my stash.

Thursday, 10 April 2008

Cooking it Up!

The Brief for the ATC challenge called Cooking it Up! is ,In addition to your Magnolia stamp we want you to mix in 1 bow, 2 flowers, 3 colours (as well as flesh tones) and 4 brads or gems.

For my ATC I have used punched out flowers, Gems from my stash, Tilda i was kindly sent by my good friend deb. Papers are also from my stash. Hannah has used the baby stamp some paper from my stash , We have both used water coloured pencils and blended them in with water.

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Ismaki #14 and Annie's blog candy

I followed the Ismaki#14 sketch for this challenge
I have also made this card for Annies Birthday which was on monday, she has
some fab blog candy to give away if you make her a birthday card with flowers on.
the paper used is EK success,
Overton House collection- Caramel toffee vintage Flowers/Linen mini dots.
The circles were cut using my Cricut.
ribbon,Brads and flowers are all from my stash.
Stamp is a tilda with heart dress on I have used watercolour pencils and blended them

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Arty Girlz Challenge 29

Arty Girlz Challenge 29

This week's challenge is BLACK & WHITE as usual you choose the format so you could make a card, do a scrapbooking layout Altered Art, anything its up to you .so i decided to make a box for my son who was awarded player of the year for his rugby . the box was made out of white card and the lid with Blk card .I cut my sons name out using my Cricut machine.inside the box i have attached some Blk ribbon with Blk & white mounts on and then a photo on top of these,The ribbon is attached both top and bottom so the photos concertina back into the box when the lid is closed,I have also used Blk and white gems to decorate the letters and the top of the box.

My son was thrilled with the end result

Monday, 7 April 2008

Tilda & co Challenge 14

This weeks challenge at tilda & co is
Stitch Me Up
We would love to see your work involve Stitches!!! ,
Now This could be as simple as Hand stitching , Machine Stitching or even Faux stitching,
Whatever your stitching is try to make sure it is the main focus of the work to get the Stitching Point across.Dont forget your work can be anything from a Card, Layout(scrapbook page) To an Atc, Altered Art Project , anything that takes your fancy , but do try to challenge yourself out of your comfort zone , as you may be surprised what you can come up with.
so for this challenge i have used an old sketch of Katharinas
the papers are all from Daisy Bucket Designs called Whimsical ladies
I have added faux stiching around the mount and I have also stiched the design on tildas apron
with a single strand of Anchor thread.
Ribbon is from my stash.
tilda image was sent to me by my good friend deb
I have coloured her in with watercolour pencils
and then blended.

Sunday, 6 April 2008

Tilda & Friends ATC

This Atc is made by my 10 yr old daughter
the brief was to use checks she has used my new edwin stamp
and paper pieced him with sizzlets paper.She has even drawn on the nails at the bottom.

Daring cardmakers & 4x4 oriental

Two very quick cards today one for Daring cardmakers who's brief was
Shrink to Fit
You are allowed to cover no more than a 5x5cms area of your card with paper or embellishment - the rest of the card must be left plain.
How you use those valuable cms is up to you. So you may choose to split up those cms to use around your card, or use them in a block or a line. It might help to cut a few 5x5cm squares then cut those up to work out good ways of using your allotment. Making your whole card a miniscule 5x5cms is NOT an option!! Lets have no cheating (I know what you lot are like.....),but because I'm feeling generous, I'm going to let you add a SIMPLE greeting as extra to your 5x5 allowance! :-)
for this card i have used scraps from my stash, the feet are also from my stash.
I found this a very quick card to make once i had decided what to do.
The second card is for 4x4 Friday Oriental
this card i have used my far East stack by DCWV as the base card
the image is a sticker by penny black,
ribbon from my stash

Friday, 4 April 2008

Cute Card Thursday 4

Challenge 4
The challenge this week is 'Planes, trains and automobiles'
absolutely any mode of transport is allowed!
For this challenge i used my SK8 boy stamp which i bought
from a company called Dimension Fourth Ltd .
papers are DCWV Retro Prints,
Ribbon from stash, tag I made on the computer.

Thursday, 3 April 2008

Ismaki Challenge 13

I have managed to do the 2 options this time, 1. to use 3 flowers and 2. to use at least 5 words!
All the papers are from k&co Hannah range,
the goblin was kindly sent to me by deb.
the flowers arrived this morning and are a brand new range from joanna sheen
called flora doodles .
the words are from a see ds set

Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Tilda & Friends ATC

Tilda & Friends ATC
So this week it's Checks - it could be gingham or tartan paper or ribbon or anything else you can find that has checks on it.
For this challenge I have used: Pink card from stash,
paper from the english paper company.
I have paper pieced tilda's dress,
the phone is a button from my stash.
ribbon from stash



I have been awarded again, For the the Pico and You Made My Day award!!!

by my good friend Deb Thanks for your kind words and the award.

There are 5 rules attached to this and they are:

1) You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deservethis award for their creativity, design, interestingmaterial, and also contributes to the bloggingcommunity, no matter what language.

2) Each award has to have the name of the author andalso a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.

3) Each award winner has to show the award and putthe name and link to the blog that has given her or himthe award itself.

4) Award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link "Arte Y Pico" blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.

5) To show these rules.

The five people i will award this to are




all pink girl



Julie has very kindly awarded me a "you make my day" award
which I need to pass on to three people.
I am thrilled to think that I inspire other crafters with my work,
The three people i would like to give this award to are:
Deb: crafty card-ihiggins she does absolutely fab cards and thanks to her I got crafting again.
Andrea: Andrea's world What an inspiration she is.
Katharina: Wow she creates amazing cards.
thanks again julie

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

sweet sugar challenge 5

is to make TWO (yes two!!!) cards for those very hard people in our lives - men and boys!
So get your creative thinking caps on and make two male themed cards.
Hope you enjoy this one. I did!
The first card i have used bazzill paper from stash
the imageI was kindly sent by a friend,
Ribbon,eyelets,buttons from stash.
The second card I have used papers from DCWV Retro prints the paper stack,
the image again was from a lovely friend,
Ribbon , eyelets from stash.
Both images are coloured using watercolour pencils and then blended.