Todays card features two challenges, the first using a sketch from Saturday Sketches found HERE and also the weekly challenge from Lilli of the Valley, creature comforts found HERE. I used this really cool stamp from Lilli of the valley coloured with promarkers, a few bits of scraps, some lacy trim from the the bottom of my stash and buttons. Thanks for looking x
Sunday, 30 October 2011
Saturday, 29 October 2011
Hope you are all enjoying my week of cards, thanks for lovely comments I have received. Today's card uses a snowman image from High Hopes coloured with trusty promarkers, the snowflake is cuttlebug die. Added the usual twine, button, kraft and stickles. Remember to check back tomorrow for final card of the week.................right off to find a sketch for tonights crafty session.
Friday, 28 October 2011
Thursday, 27 October 2011
As today is Thursday there is a new challenge up on their blog......challenge 118 is a sketch, and heres my attempt at using it, a long with a gorgeous Lilli of the Valley image and this gorgeous holly stamp I bought today. I couldnt wait to get it home to use it and it was such a bargain at £3.50........I can see me using it a lot. Well suppose I best get back to the desk, these Christmas cards wont make themselves.
Posted by Craftyangel at 20:30
Wednesday, 26 October 2011
Today's card features another gorgeous image from LOTV and papers from Lilli Bee Design. Images has been coloured with Promarkers, added chipboard scrolls and snowflakes and lots of stickles. ?Hope you enjoying this week of cards. Just a quick one today as off to work soon.....and more creating this evening.
Tuesday, 25 October 2011
For today's card, I have joined in the challenge at "lilli of the Valley" and had a game of bingo. I drew pins, distressing and gems.................I have distressed and ink the edge of the orange and green papers but you cant see very well from the photo. Also add this gorgeous image from Lilli of the Valley too. Loving the green and orange with the brown colour combo.
Posted by Craftyangel at 11:32
Monday, 24 October 2011
As I have been busy making Christmas cards like a crazy woman over the last couple of weeks, I thought I'd share a card a day for the next week.
Today's card using a "popcorn bear" image and echo park papers
Pop back tomorrow for another christmas card
Posted by Craftyangel at 12:26
Thursday, 20 October 2011
Welcome to my Whats on your workdesk Wednesday, on a Thursday. It is what was on my desk last night, just was too tired to upload, so hope you dont mind it being late. On my desk is images I have coloured ready to be made into cards...........three images from "lilli of the valley and the snowman is from "high hopes" from dies to die for, shop here
Find more desk to peek at Julia's blog
Posted by Craftyangel at 19:04
Tuesday, 18 October 2011
The challenge on the Ribbon Girls blog is Lime and Lilac..........you know I struggle with purple so was so challenged, why not pop over HERE and have a go..
I have used the gorgeous digi stamps from SJ at Little musings, find them here. Coloured with my Promarkers yet again, so love colouring at the mo. Papers are really old Ki Memories I think, some chipboard snowflakes from me stash, gorgeous white feather behind the image, think it gives it a floaty effect, also added bling and sparkle wouldn't be Christmas without it. The message is an old wooden stamp not sure where from but a great font.
Posted by Craftyangel at 09:49
Monday, 17 October 2011
Why or why am so tired after going to bed really early.........Well I have dragged myself out of bed, and thought I would share another card while having a cuppa. But first I have join Shimelle class Pretty Paper Party, I'm hoping it will get me back into scrapbooking.......cant remember when I last did a layout (sorry cant find the link but check out her blog here )
Heres the card, I'm not sure where the image has come from as was bought in sale last winter.........the papers are from lilibee design "jingle" 6x6 pad, muted more vintage colours. Think the message is from "stampedous"
added chipboard snowflakes from an old "scrapbook nook" kit, bling and organza ribbon. I coloured behind message with my promarkers to match in with the image.
I have list this card on ebay. Find it here
I have list this card on ebay. Find it here
Posted by Craftyangel at 08:35
Sunday, 16 October 2011
I have fallen in love with card making again this week, just be playing for me and joining in some challenges. So todays card features the sketch from Saturday Sketches, I've joined for the last few weeks, its perfect as I love sketches........find it here
I've used again the gorgeous dancer from "lilli of the valley" ........while waiting for my new order arriving so new images next week. Also used very old papers from my stash, think they are from K&Co and KI memories, xcut snowflake punch, organza ribbon, lots of bling and glitter.
find this card on ebay here
Got more cards to share this week..........I'll try and blog everyday
Posted by Craftyangel at 10:17
Wednesday, 12 October 2011
One day I will have a tidy desk, haha............. Until then organised choas. Cracking on with the Christmas cards, so table covered with snowflakes, glitter and a few promarkers...........been colouring gorgeous dancer image from "lili of the valley and another image of a polar n penguin not sure where from as bought in the sales. Pop over to Julia's blog to hang out at other peoples desk. So more colouring tonight.
Posted by Craftyangel at 20:06
Monday, 10 October 2011
Welcome to 10 things.............I keep forgetting to post my 10 things, this month I was determined to keep up. As I have been using my Promarkers to death lately thought I would list my 10 favourite colours I use regularly.
1. blush....great for skin
2. pastel pink...use for cheeks and highlights on skin
3. ivory.....use this as a base quite often
4. cool grey 2......use this for shadows, add over colours too
5. buttercup......great base for blonde hair
6. sandstone.......great base for brown hair
7. pear green.......just love the colour
8. rose pink
9. power blue
10. duck egg.........my newest addition
need to add 11. crimson using this a lot with my christmas cards
how do you store your Promarkers or pens?..........mine are just in a box but spend ages raking about looking for the colours I need. All ideas are greatly received.
Posted by Craftyangel at 06:33
Sunday, 9 October 2011
I promised last week a few cards using the amzing new digi stamps from "Little Musings"...I coloured images with promarkers, added a few dies cuts and punched bits.
Heres the first.
and another one............using same colour combo
I'll post more during the week, thanks for looking.
Posted by Craftyangel at 21:57
Todays offering combines two challenges. Firstly use sketch from Saturday Sketches and the challenge from LOTV was "let it snow" The image of course comes from LOTV cooured with promarkers, papers are from K&Co and KI memories, but are quite old, snowflakes are cuttlebug and marianne designs and a piece of velvet ribbon from my stash.......and lots of sparkle. I also hand stitched on the card and message comes from Personal Impression.
I have been rather busy making Christmas Cards, testing the water selling them on ebay..........and making a few mistakes along the way.
Posted by Craftyangel at 11:29
Thursday, 6 October 2011
This is my first of a few Christmas card using the Christmas angel digi stamps from Little Musings, I've used some old papers from my stash and the sketch from Saturday Sketches .....love the images, still struggling with purple, but think it kind of works.
Also can I pick your brains "what white pens do you recommend?" I've try the sakura white jelly roll pen, but not overly impressed............so which ones work for you????
back soon with more Angel cards
Posted by Craftyangel at 13:15
Wednesday, 5 October 2011
Its been a good few weeks since I joined in, but today realised my desk represented my life at the moment. Lots going on but not getting anywhere in a hurry, organised or not so organised chaos....my life in a nutshell :)
I'm busy busy with Christmas cards, I'm really behind as I normally have most of my designs done by now..........to date think I have about 4 new designs and a few more I will share this week using SJ's Christmas angels find them HERE they are gorgeous.
Well back to grind stone, enjoy the rest of the week
Posted by Craftyangel at 19:40
Sunday, 2 October 2011
The lovely SJ at Little musings, sent me some new Christmas angels to play with find them here, this was my first attempt at digi stamping and love it. Heres a couple of sneaky peeks at what I've been up to this weekend. You need to pop over to her blog this week to see full images.
Hope you love them as much as me xxx
Posted by Craftyangel at 18:29
Thursday, 29 September 2011
Christmas is well under way now, as the sun is shining on this beautiful Indian summers day, I'm knee hig in glitter and snowflakes. Love this uber cute penguin stamp from "funky kits" I've teamed it up with a sketch from Saturday sketches this is the 2nd time I have joined in and love it. Find sketch here.
now I have shared, off to make more cards............hopefully have more to share soon
Posted by Craftyangel at 13:43
Saturday, 24 September 2011
Thursday, 22 September 2011
A simply sweet sixteen card..................lovely pastel colours combined with kraft.
Hopefully will get some crafting done today as its my day off........hooray as i'm exhausted.
Posted by Craftyangel at 08:31
Wednesday, 21 September 2011
I cant believe it only Wednesday, its been such a long week. The upside of Wednesday is I'm off tomorrow....hooray!! Today's card is another Lili of The Valley stamp, my stash of these is growing...........love each and every image, very cute. Today's card feature the lili ballerina stamp coloured with promarkers, a nellie die (love this scallop square, had it for ages but it remained in packaging. Now I've used it, I love it so will be using it more and more. Also added a thickers number to match glitter card. BTW not a big fan of purple, but kinda like this.
What colours do you struggle to use???
Posted by Craftyangel at 08:59
Sunday, 18 September 2011
Not long to Christmas now, so must get my finger out and get my cards done, so I can get them into the shop soon. I have already dropped 30ish cards off these were last years designs.
I recently got this gorgeous stamp from "Lili of the valley" so using sketch from Sketch Saturday and combining it with the Lili of the valley Thursday challenge 112. Heres my first card of the season.........
Posted by Craftyangel at 12:55
Saturday, 17 September 2011
Wednesday, 14 September 2011
Tuesday, 13 September 2011
Hey its me again.........I have completed the challenge on the Lilli of the valley blog, find it HERE. I enjoyed making this card. Its a one off card a little out of my comfort zone, gonna pop it on ebay to see how it goes find it here ......hope you like it!
Posted by Craftyangel at 11:46
Love this card, image is sooo cute, think the red spotty paper is from Echo park, blue spotty is from my stash. Image is from "lilli of the valley" yet again, coloured with the fabulous promarkers of course. Still got more cards the share this week, so check back.
Posted by Craftyangel at 08:47
Monday, 12 September 2011
Morning all, well I'm back..............its been so long since I blogged. Actually I have no excuse, just think my mojo has had the summer off. I'm back card making and have a few to share, but cant get back into my scrapping :( which is sad.............anyone got any tips for getting back in to it? I have also joined Shimelle's learn something everyday class, and i'm also behind with this, have to admit not even read past first prompt, slap my wrists......think I need a rather large kick up the bottom.
Heres my welcome back card, love this little guy from "lili of the valley"
Posted by Craftyangel at 11:14
Wednesday, 10 August 2011
Monday, 25 July 2011
Had a fabulous weekend, catching up with good friends. On Saturday we put on our posh frocks and headed to ladies day at Gosforth race course. We drank Pimms, Champagne and had a little flutter. Thought our luck was in as we won the first race, but unfortunately no more winners. Great day.
Then had a lovely Sunday lunch and a couple of drinks at the coast. A great weekend was had by all, love to thank everyone for making it fab weekend.
Did manage a bit of crafting on Friday night and hoping to get a few days this week to catch up with a bit more. I did this card with a stamp from Lilli of the valley, they have got some new christmas designs out this week i think. After I made the card, I checked out their challenge blog........the challenge was "fun and games", well what could be more fun as a birthday, so I've entered this card.
Posted by Craftyangel at 12:24
Monday, 11 July 2011
Absolutely loving the Angel stamps from little musings.......Sj you have done a fab job with them, find them here. So when I was ask to create a card for a Holy Communion, I thought these stamps would be perfect. I used mainly scraps to paper piece the images..........loving how they turned out.
Hope customer loved them too
Posted by Craftyangel at 19:43
Thursday, 7 July 2011
Its an age since I joined Kirsty on u stream for her Wednesday night online crop......actually its a awhile since I scrapped at all. Its been a tiring week, so enjoyed the fun and chat. Bloody loved the sketch, so layout actually came together quite quickly which is rare for me. I used a Studio Calico kit, which had lay on my desk unused. Photographs were taken on a hen weekend in Ibiza, yes Ibiza was hot and so relaxing...........no kids or men haha. Well off to work, enjoy your day.
Posted by Craftyangel at 08:02
Wednesday, 29 June 2011
I need a good night's sleep.....................I have terrible trouble sleeping, and when I do sleep someone always wakes me, its nightmare. Well anyway life goes on even with 4 hours kip. Today's card is the card I made for my son's birthday............unsure of the papers, but love the funky effect. Hope you all have a good Wednesday and will be back with a peak of my desk.
Posted by Craftyangel at 08:10
Tuesday, 28 June 2011
Today's card was made specially for a friend......my brief was man's card for a Sunderland supporter. I dont really do football cards and didnt have much to choose from then I remember this little stamp from LOTV. I created the stripes on shirt and combined it with the sketch from LOTV challenge blog. Papers from MME butcher's twine, kraft, bit of bling and a punch from Stamp it up.
Thanks for looking, Angie x
Posted by Craftyangel at 11:31
Sunday, 26 June 2011
I've struggled the last couple of weeks with my mojo, but this delicious stamp arrived this week from Lili of the Valley, its soooo very cute.................so thought I'd try something a bit different, well different for me. I'm not sure about it, I think it a bit cluttered and maybe too many flowers. What do you think???
Posted by Craftyangel at 10:36
Monday, 13 June 2011
Last week I saw Shimelles new sketch on her blog, so I got out an untouched Studio Calico kit...........then I thought I should really use scraps as this layout screamed little bits of scraps. We all have loads of bits left from larger pieces, how do you use your scraps????? Also this is the first I've used misting sprays...........I was a wee bit scared, as I didnt want to spoil the layout which by the way took me a few hours to scrap, as i'm such a slow scrapper.
Posted by Craftyangel at 19:31
Friday, 10 June 2011
10 blogs I visit regularly,
HERE in x factor style listed in no particular order
4. Wendy Mckee
5. Sarah Youde
10. Elizabeth Carney
please leave me a link to your favourite blog
Posted by Craftyangel at 08:14
Thursday, 9 June 2011
Just a quickee this morning, thought I'd post card from my desk yesterday, using a fab set of stamps from Inkadinkadoo, I love this tulip one. I find I'm using lots of scraps but the pile isn't going down at all, so this weekend mission is to use more scraps as box is over flowing.
and here its in a different colour combo, I'm sure I'll be making this card in many different colour combos
hoping to get a bit of scrapping done today as it's my day off, although lots of tidying and washing to do first.....hey ho the joys!!!
Posted by Craftyangel at 08:43
Wednesday, 8 June 2011
Today I'm back to the little table that folds out so I can watch tv while crafting......well here it is basked in sunshine, see more desks at the stamping ground blog. A sneaky view of the new cards I have been making last night, loving that tulip stamp from Inkadinkadoo and a male card too.
Happy Wednesday xxx
Posted by Craftyangel at 19:18
Tuesday, 7 June 2011
I'm busy beavering away with some male theme cards, these are so difficult as I said in a previous post I struggle a bit with men's cards. After finishing my Father's Day card, all posted off and received, I'm still slightly (only slightly) inspired.....................today's card is the last Father's day card this year, again been digging into scraps these are very old crate papers.
My studio Calico stamps I've listed on Ebay, featured in last post..........finish in the morning, so what you waiting for get bidding you might bag yourself a bargain. I also have some more stamps to list this week.
Posted by Craftyangel at 23:39
Sunday, 5 June 2011
I have spend the last few days sorting through stash, and reorganising crafting area, its been a long hard slog. Lots of stuff still in packaging and never used, also lots of stuff I'll never use. I found a little pile of Studio Calico stamps most of them limited edition ones from previous kits, still in original packaging. So I've decided to list them on ebay in three different batches, so you might grab yourself a little bargain
Also I'll leave you with a fathers day cards using lili of the valley stamp and some very old crate papers
thanks for looking x
Posted by Craftyangel at 11:49
Wednesday, 1 June 2011
Today is the 2nd Anniversary of What on your Workdesk Wednesday, I've only been joining in for the last few weeks, loving all the comments on my creative mess..........that is my desk. Still working through the list that was on my desk from last week. Todays picture is of my small desk, I use to craft in front of the telly, its filled with yummy stash. Thickers from Sarah cards thrifty Thursday a couple of week ago....5 pack for £10, what a bargain!!! a cute little easel for displaying my cards, a few sheets of 12x12 from Echo park "playground" (got my eye on collection pack) and some Lilly bee design...........all gorgeous
Unfortunately I don't have the time for the pif (feel a little sad about that).........but you can join in here at Julia's blog or just have a peek at everyone else's desks
Posted by Craftyangel at 20:20
Tuesday, 31 May 2011
A very quick one today as back to work today and house is a tip due to the fact we have just used it as a dos house all weekend. So a quick tidy around, a dog walk then workies. Todays card is using Pink Paislee 360 degrees think it a bit of a mixture of 6x6 pad and 12x12, not much too it really just a few strips of pp, kraft stars and some thickers. I struggle a bit with male cards................anyone got any more ideas?????
Posted by Craftyangel at 09:23
Monday, 30 May 2011
Here is the start of this years Father's Day card, hopefully I'll have a different one to share with you every day this week. For this one I kept it fairly simple, using image from "lilli of the valley", its so cute, coloured with promarkers. Add some gingham paper and a scalloped circle cut from a nestability die.
Posted by Craftyangel at 19:51