Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Lovely Honest Scrap Award

Good morning everyone. Trying to catch up with all my blogging after what seems like an eternally busy few days!

I'd like to thank Vikki for this lovely award!! There are rules with this award....They are -
1 - Thank the person that gave it to you.
2 - List 10 honest things about yourself.
3 - Put the honest scrap logo on your blog.
4 - Select 7 other bloggers that you think deserve this award

So, my 10 honest things are:

1) I am truly grateful for everything my parents (& family/friends) have done to support me through my degree & now in my job. (I've often been a stress-head pain-in-the-neck but they've put up with me).
2) I'm terrified of spiders, and heights, and small dark spaces. (And open water/deep water/water with seaweed).
3) I worry about trivial things more than I should.
4) I don't go to bed early enough because I can never get to sleep.
5) I still sleep with a big yellow cuddly duck, especially when not living at home.
6) I love my animals like family - my dog is like a little brother - steals my things and pushes me over!
7) I'm currently looking for a new job and hoping that it's 3rd time lucky!
8) Life is definitely too short to be in a job you hate.
9) I don't like my feet.
10) I spend more time card-making than I do at the pub (honestly I do)!!

And now for 7 lovely bloggers to pass this honesty award to, in no particular order:
Denise Lynn

C.R.A.F.T Challenge #5

Here's my entry for Challenge 5 :

I've used some bright blue cardstock, with the girls from the Dovecraft Glamour paper pack. The handbag is a Sizzix die-cut (decorated with glitter of course) and a few little flower/gem embellishments!

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Charisma Cardz Challenge #24 - Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend

Well, it's been a very stressful week at work, but it seems to have poked me into finishing this card that's been sat on the table since the weekend! I just needed a challenge to give me inspiration for the final touches!! And diamonds were it! So thanks Charisma Cardz for finding my mojo!!

I've used some purple cardstock with Dovecraft Glamour paper. I decoupaged the lipstick slightly, and added some little hearts & gems for the diamond look! The sentiment is a vellum from the DCWV Scrapbook kit in a stack All Occasions.

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Cute Card Thursday - Quotations

Here's my entry for Challenge 64:

I've used blue/green striped paper from DCWV Scrapbook kit in a stack, along with a vellum quotation from that kit. It's attached with brads. I made the "Dad" in wire and beads myself, and used peel-off's for the message and football image.

My first Stamp Something Challenge entry!

Here's my entry for this week's Stamp Something challenge:

This was using blue textured cardstock, with some polkadot paper (Simply Cards & Papaercraft pack). The image is a Miss Anya from my little package from Lisa!

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Lovely new award from Dazie!

I'd like to thank Dazie for passing this award along to me! I admit I'm a bit behind on posting it up here as it's been a busy week at work, but I'm finally catching up!!

I'd like you all to take this away and put it on your own blogs, as I really appreciate all the lovely comments everyone leaves!!

Love & hugs

Esme xxx

CPS Challenge 119

Here's my entry for CPS Challenge 119:

I've used some blue cardstock, with backing paper from Simply Cards & Papercraft free pack. The stamped image is from my little package from Lisa (so I'm not sure which stamp/which company - perhaps Lisa can fill me in)!! Then just a few embelishments.!

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Cute Card Thursday - Nip & Punch

Here's my entry for Challenge 63:

I've used some purple cardstock, with spotted paper from a Let's Make Cards pack. The sandal & handbag are cut out of foam using Sizzlits with my Bigshot! The flowers are punches, with pearls or gems in the centre. The sentiments are also from the Let's Make Cards pack.

Monday, 8 June 2009

Stamping for the Weekend - Purple & Yellow

Here's my entry for the FIRST CHALLENGE!!! The theme is purple and yellow:

I've used some purple cardstock, with yellow polkadot paper from a Simply Cards & Papercraft free papers set. I've used Spring Tilda (again...) and a little Dovecraft flower embellishment!

Sunday, 7 June 2009

Whimsy Challenge - Summer fun!

This is my entry for Challenge 4 - I don't own any Whimsy stamps YET (sniff, sniff), so have used a Tilda instead. This card was made for my friend who has moved to Spain, so I wanted to pick some hot summery colours!!

It's actually Spring Tilda coloured with Whispers pens, with some striped paper from DCWV.Scrapbook kit in a stack, and a few little flower embellishments!

Creative Card Crew - Child's Play

Here's my entry for Challenge 13:

I've used some green cardstock with Glue Dots motifs & foil for the sentiment/balloons. The circle paper is from a Simply Cards & Papercraft freebie, then some glitter to make it sparkle! The photo hasn't quite come out properly (foil's a bit shiny I suppose!)

Friday, 5 June 2009

I won Allissa's SIGFA!!!

Thank you so much Lisa for such a beautiful card folder and stamped images!! I'm very excited about winning them!For anyone who has not yet visited Allissa Design Cabin you should head over there now - Lisa makes such beautiful cards, and also designs her own backing papers which are available on CD or for download (hope I've got the facts right here)!

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Combined Challenge - Friday Sketchers, Just Magnolia & Cute Card Thursday

I've been a bit cheeky and combined three challenges in one with this card:

I've used the Friday Sketcher's sketch:

I've used some green cardstock, with backing papers from Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine freebies. The stamp is Sweetheart Tilda, and the butterfly is the compulsory element for the Just Magnolia Animals and Insects theme. I've added some shiny flowers, gems, stars and pearlised paper for the Cute Card Thursday "Bit o' Bling" theme! The sentiment is from a pack of "Sayings rub ons" from the http://www.scrapbookhouse.com/!

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

ABC & Charisma Cardz Challenge combined!

I've combined ABC Challenge and Charisma Cardz challenges this week (work's been busy so less time for crafting!)

Also a chance to play with my new Spring Tilda stamp!! I've just used textured blue cardstock, with polkadot paper and some peel-offs. The pearls are a variety of little green pearls, heart shaped pearls and pearl-effect hearts!

New Blog Award

Vikki has kindly awarded me this, and I am very grateful!!

I haven't had time to pass it on, so please feel free to take this award back to your blogs!!