30 April 2010

New Challenge Card

Well I have been so, busy these last few days, with getting my first DT card done for The Crazy Challenge pop over on Monday for the details of the new challenge, and have a look at my first card arrrgghhh so nervous lol and the girls have had today off school, think it was because it was a teacher training day, so we have spent the day crafting and having a good old laugh....especially when Nige fell over, yes my 6" 5 silly hubby fell over...still not sure what happened, but he blinking scared me, daft muppet he is..

This card is for the challenge over at Moving Along With The Times, this is one of those challenges that I try and join in with every week as the ladies over ther are lovely and the challenges are always fun to join in with....
This week there is a sketch to follow and an optional theme of buttons, glitter and bows... It also falls in with the challenge over at Charisma Cards whos theme the weeks is girlie with flowers..
I have used some of the new colours I got the other day on my shopping expedition (love the turquoise colours of her dress, think thats gonna get used lots...) with Cal...can I please ask you to pop over to Cals blog and show her your support as she has just started joining in with different challenges, and I know it would be appreciated...thank you xx

Stuff I Used

April Showers Sugar Nellie stamp
Stamped on IQ paper with memento tuxedo black
coloured with my Promarkers
white gel pen sakura
pink DP are K & Co the 360 12" pages pack my fab hubby got my for £6.50
the turquoise paper, buttons, twine and brad my stash
the crackled DP is from a Dawn Bibby set I got ages ago from the QVC outlet
sentiment I think docrafts
flower cut on my Slice basic elements card

thanks for looking, your comments are always appreciated hugs xx

28 April 2010

Wooooohoooooooooooooooooooooo I'm So Excited

I have been asked to join the DT over on The Crazy Challenge blog they, opps that should be we, lol run a weekly challenge.
The challenges start on a Monday, you can make anything really as long as you are having fun

I just wanted to thank the ladies for asking me to join them, I look forward to getting to know them better,and having lots of crafting fun.

Just a reminder if you want to join in with this weeks challenge you still have time. It all about the buttons, brads and eyelets

hugs xx

Never again ......lol ok you twisted my arm...

Hope you are all having a fab Wednesday, I have had a fab day. Spent the day with my friend Cal stamping and spending lol..When we get together we always say lets make something this time, yeah right!!! We have both always got new stamps so we just end up stamping out each others stamps and laughing lots...today not only did I have some fab stamps to play with she took me to our local craft shop...nawty girlie, I ended up spending err (hope NIge isn't reading this lol) lots, I got a few pretty sentiment stamps and another 21 Promarkers...lol only need 19 now yippee!!!!
When we got back I remembered some more stamps I had,that were in a different box, so out came the memento again lol...we did eventually make something I need to decorate mine so will probably finish it tomorrow...

Anyways onto my card for this weeks challenge on Passion for Promarkers, where there is a sketch to follow. I made it to give Cal just to say 'Loves Ya' and all that...

Stuff I Used

The image I don't know who she is other than she is gorgeous and I must have her lol...my friend Hazel sent her to me ...thanks hun she is fab..
Coloured with my promarkers
The papers and sentiment were a freebie in last months 'Simply Cards & Papercraft
Flowers were cut on my slice basic elements card
brads my stash

Thanks for looking hugs...

27 April 2010

1 card 4 challenges

Firstly I just wanted to say I have changed the name of my blog to The Camels Hump...lol people keep asking for my email addy and phone number so they can order cards, so Nige said order some business cards, well I needed a name. So thats what I came up with....its a place that my nan and grandad used to take me to when I was little, its not there anymore, new housing estate there now I think...

Anyways on with my card, I'd like to tell you a bit about the image I have used first
My blogging friend Crafty Emma is trying to raise money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. You can purchase the image (£1.50) relaxing Ronnie from her blog or Pollycraft if you enter a card with the image on into Emmas challenge, you get a chance of winning some fab goodies...I just also want to wish Emma good luck in raising loadsa money for a fantastic course.

I would like to enter my card into Emmas challenge
Also I have followed the recipe over on Totally Papercrafts
Over on the Saturday Challenge its distressing
And the Crazy Challenge are asking for brads

I really had loadsa fun making this card, the image is definately going to be used lots..

Stuff I used
Relaxing Ronnie digi download, available from Crafty Emma or Pollycraft
Printed onto IQ paper
Coloured with my Promarkers
Used versa colour black to distress edges
red card, text paper, ribbon and brads my stash
cool dude sentiment Pollycraft

thanks for looking hugs xx

26 April 2010

Thought I'd better use at least one of them...

Opps... how long is it since the NEC? Well I got about 7 of the new Lili of the Valley stamps and yeah I've not used them...well I used one along time ago lol...so as I had a wedding card to make I thought I would use one of my new stamps...I absolutely love this image soooooooooo cute

I would like to enter it in the challange on the Lili of the Valley
where they had a sketch to follow...
Also the challenge on One Stitch at a Time is flowers so my little card fits that as well
And over at Pollycraft this week its making your own flowers

Stuff I Used

LOTV stamp stamped onto IQ paper
stamped with tuxedo black memento ink
coloured with my Promarkers
backingpaper set from Dawn Bibby QVC
flowers, card candy, ribbon and leaves my stash
flower cut on my slice basic elements card
leaves cut on my slice think pink card
'love' sentiment my slice think pink card

thanks for looking, hope you all had a nice weekend..
hugs xx

25 April 2010

Awe so cute!!!

Just thought I would show you a picture from our day out yesterday. We decided to go out for a walk (or wobble in my case, good job I remembered to take my stick lol) taking Charlie dog, and as always the gas cooker and this weekend Nige decided we were having bacon butties...yummy...
We ended up at Manifold Valley which is a really beautiful place to walk, so whilst Nige was cooking the bacon me, the girlies and Charl went for a walk (yes I was the one being dragged along by an over excited greyhound, who was trying to get the footie off the girls lol...oh I so nearly ended up on my arse a few times lol

Well after our walk we had our butties and they were really yummy, then the ice-cream man turned up so we had a 99' lol...after another little walk (just enough to make it so I can't move much today lol) we decided to drive home through a pretty little village called Wetton...Nige decided to pull over to take some pics of the swallows, whilst he was doing that Katie squealed, making us all jump. This is what she had seen and boy was he gorgeous and really sweet making funny snorty noises it was like he was purring lol...

I also managed to keep my eyes open just long enough to finish a card for a few challenges...
I have followed the sketch over on Delightful Sketches & Challenges
And it also fits in with the challenge over on Meljens Challenge blog 'For the little ones'

Stuff I used

Sugar Nellie stamp Pets Corner which is sooooooooo cute!!!
Stamped on IQ paper from Staples with tuxedo black memento
Coloured with my Promarkers
Papers, buttons, ribbon my stash
'friends' sentiment cut on my slice 'think pink' card

thanks for looking your camments are always welcome and appreciated. I hope your all enjoying the sunshine..

23 April 2010

oh I have so neglected these stamps

After much thought and deliberation following the sketch on Moving Along With The Times and the theme of animals I decided to get my Daisy and Dandeion stamps out...I haven't used this one for an absolute age..but I do love them ;0) and the spotty paper I have had for ages but saved half to use for a special card lol as you do...but I decided to give in and use it...

Also the sentiment is from a set I won on Moving Along With The Times challenge last week, so ladies I would just like to say thank you and they are fab I love them....
I have also had a shove from Craftyanne about a challange on Fab N Funky to use old neglected stash, so thank you Anne for the heads up lol

stuff I used..
Daisy and Dandelion stamp
stamped on IQ paper with memento tuxedo black
coloured with promarkers
spotty paper and blue my stash
scalloped cut on my slice with basic elements card
sentiment lilac lemon designs set
white sakura gel pen faux stitches

thanks for looking hugs xx

22 April 2010

Oh I just love Daisy

Hello all my blogging friends, hope your all ok...
I went to the hospital today hoping for a date for my op, only found out that I've gotta go back in June to see someone else...whats that all about? I don't need to be refered both myself and Nige have agreed is the best thing for us as a family if I have the op....so I'm a bit cheesed off today....

Got back from the hospital at about midday, so decided to finish my card for the Passion for Promarkers challenge 'in the garden'.....
I have been after this stamp for ages after seeing it on Debbi's blog I just love it, but only managed to get it this week after my local shop got her in for me....along with the new April Showers and Miss Clause also by sugar nellie, which I can't wait to have a play with....
I decided to put Make a Wish because it looks like she's blowing one of those dandelion things, even tho shes not I thought it fitted quite well..lol
I forgot I was entering this into the challenge over on Sentimental Sundays its their first challenge this week....flowers and a sentiment....I have tried to add a link to the blog but it keeps kicking me off the computer so I give up lol...it is in my sidebar...

Stuff used...

Daisy stamp by Sugar Nellie
Stamped on IQ with memento, tuxedo black ink
coloured with promarkers and sakura white gel
6" -6" card frm paperbox
backingpaper K & Co
distressing done with tim holtz aged mahogany
blue paper, brads, ladybug and paper to make flower my stash
corner punch woodware
button The works
flower and leaves cut on my slice think pink and basic elements cards
'make a wish' cut on my slice words and expressions card
button and sentiment coloured with promarker

20 April 2010

My clever baby girl !!!!

Our eldest daughter Danni, (13 last month) has always loved to draw. Well last night she sat for ages drawing a dragon, and I thought he was really, really cute. So when she had gone to school today I sneeked her drawing, scanned him, printed him out and made a card with him, and gave it to her when she got in from school, making her cry... little love lol....I think you'll all agree that he is gorgeous....

Sorry about the pants photo, but needed to take it tonight, cus Nige is taking his camera to work with him...

I have also followed the sketch over at Papertake's Weekly challenge

Stuff I have used

Danni's dragon image
printed onto IQ paper
coloured with Promarkers
6" - 6" card
pale blue card, spotty paper and gems my stash
stripey card Kanban Frog Stripes
sentiment Pink Gem coloured with Promarkers
sakura white gel pen

Thanks for looking. Danni would really appreciate your comments
huge hugs and thank you

19 April 2010

KT has done a challenge card

Well, after I had finished my card for this weeks challenge over on Magical Crafts, KT decided she wanted to have ago as well....so she pinched my lappy and went hopping to get some ideas, she decided to do some paper piecing and I think she has done a fab job....so firstly heres KT's card

stuff KT used

Whiff of Joy stamp
stamped with memento tuxedo black
scraps of paper
whispers for the skin and hair
sentiment pollycraft
backingpaper my stash

KT says thanks for looking huge hugs xxx


I'd also like to enter my card in the Magical Crafts challenge which is 'all things girly'
Moving Along With The Times who had a sketch to follow
Totally Papercrafts whos theme is 'spring'

I have made this card for my step-sister who is 40 next month..

stuff I used

Image is Pollycraft Lilybeans Fairies
printed on IQ paper
coloured with promarkers
backingpaper papermania Blueberry Hill
ribbon, card candy, feather and scrap paper for numbers my stash
number cut on my slice 'Think Pink' card

Thank you for looking your comments are always welcome xxx

18 April 2010

I lurve these stamps lol

I got this set of stamps from the NEC, I had seen a similar cat on someones blog, but couldn't find them anywhere. These were one of those must have sets of stamps lol they are great so funny and cute. I decided to enter them in the challenge over at doodle palace which is funny animals...and I thought these kitty cats were purrrfect lol

Stuff used

stamp set cats 1 by personal impressions
stamped with memento tuxedo black on IQ paper
coloured with promarkers
backingpaper K & co
ribbon, brads pale blue backing my stash
cut with nesties eeerr labels I think lol
freds flowers
happy birthday sentiment docrafts
ribbon runner cut on my slice
cat sayings rubon from Anita I think

Thanks for looking, hope your all enjoying the sunshine


16 April 2010

Passion For Promarkers Challenge

Well this weeks Passion For Promarkers challenge made my head spin lol.it is to make a background using nothing but Promarkers...I sat for about 2 hours looking at papers, images and my Promarkers and came up with nothing...decided to leave it a few days and see if anything came to mind.
Well I decided to sit and play today and this is what I came up with...

I have used my Promarkers to do the flowers, the grass, the sun and the faux stitching oh and the smiley face on the sun...KT's idea lol. Also I have coloured the ribbon, card candy and around the ticket sentiment so it all matches....

The image is a Pink Gem think its called dancing dino, the sentiment is Pink Gem as well
She is stamped with memento tuxedo black onto IQ paper
coloured with promarkers
Backingpaper Kate Knight freebie stack with cardmaking & papercraft mag
Ribbon and card candy my stash

thanks for looking xx

13 April 2010

New Challenge Card

Well I have been sooooooooo busy over the weekend, Saturday we went into Wales and spent the day by Bala lake, it was great the girls were paddling, I was sitting sunbathing with Charlie in the shade and Nige the darling, was cooking burgers on his new stove lol..we didn't get back till gone 9 and we all slept like babies...
Sunday we went up to Stockport to meet up with my friend (who I met on Imag-e-nation forum) Julianne with her two girlies at the park and boy did we have a great day we talked for hours lol as you do..all four girlies got on great, which is the main thing and hopefuly we are trying to sort it so we can all go camping for the weekend.

Anyways onto my card, I have made this for a friend, who I just want to know I haven't forgotten them....
I am entering it in the Forever Friends challenge whos theme is Spring
and Moving Along With The Times who are asking for an easel card
Simple Doodles who are asking for a card that inspires others.

Stuff I used

Forever Friends bear stamped on IQ paper
With memento rich cocoa
Coloured with Promarkers
Spotty paper Docrafts
Pink stamp border cut on my slice with the basic elements card
ribbon and brads my stash
flowers Freds
border punch fiskars
'Thinking of You' cut on my slice with the words & expressions card

thanks for looking your comments are always welcome xx

8 April 2010

A card for my neighbours new baby...lol

My nextdoor neighbour Ammara knocked on my door on monday night with a 12 week old staffy puppy awwwwwwwwwweeee he is adorable, all white except for a few black spots on his ear. Ammara has decided to call him Ollie to go with the one they already have Stan...
Well me being me made them a new baby card lol
The stickers you can't quite see say 'New Arrival' and 'Cutest Boy' lol

Stuff I used

A gorgeous freebie from Meljen designs
printed on IQ paper
coloured with my Promarkers
blue backing paper papermania
woof and spolied rotten papers my stash
bone stickers, woof sticker and card candy my stash
new arrival and cutest boy stickers anitas

I really had loadsa fun making this card, and as Ammara joins me around my house every now and then for a card making session, she loves it to..
And the little verse I put inside is one that my nan taught me when I was little...only because she didn't like cats lol...

No home is quite complete,
Without the patter
of doggy feet.

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges

Passion for Promarkers whos theme this week is 'young ones' lol
I love Promarkers whos theme is animals

Thanks for looking xx

6 April 2010

Secret Crafter Challenge

Its my first time entering the Secret Crafter challenge, but thought I would give it a whirl. The theme is 'How Does Your Garden Grow' perfect time to get out my new Peter Rabbit stamps I got at the NEC they are so sweet....

Also a question for you all, my rounded corner punch is on its way out, and I absolutely love it. Which is the best and easiest to use?

Stuff I used
6" - 6" card
Peter Rabbit image and sentiment stamp by Crafters Companion
stamped on IQ paper with memento tuxedo black
coloured with my Promarkers
Papers my minds eye
buttons and rik rak my stash
punch fiskars lace
corners rounded off with a carla craft corner punch

thanks for looking xx

5 April 2010

A card for my darling hubby..

I thought I would make Nige a card, just so he knows how much I do appreciate him...
Also to thank him for all his support and help over the last few years...and for helping me come to a huge decision about my future....within the next few months I will me having major surgery and won't be able to do anything for nearly 2 months (so no card making argghhh!!! thats gonna be soooo hard lol) but Nige and my fab girls have said they will help me as much as they can, so I feel so much better about turning their lives upside down for a few months lol

Stuff I Used

I decided to use a freebie image that I got from meljen's designs she has some gorgeous images so why not pop on over and have a look...
Printed on IQ paper
Coloured with my promarkers
Papers K & Co
letters & heart cut on my slice in scrap papers
button, ribbon, brads and twine my stash

Thanks for looking, you comments are always welcome xxx

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges

Meljens Designs Challenge Blog anything goes
Pollycraft anything goes
Totally Papercrafts going digital
Cards for men humourous
charisma cardz animal magic
one stitch at a time anything goes
magical crafts animal antics

2 April 2010

My latest challenge card

This card I absolutely loved making...the stamp is gorgeous and the papers are fab...and as you know if you are regular to my blog you know I lurve my freds flowers lol

Stuff I used.

The new Lili Of The Valley stamp...I think its called puppy hugs
Stamped with Memento tuxedo black on IQ paper
Coloured with my Promarkers
paper are Honey & Hugs from my scrap box (thats why all the stripes go different ways lol)
buttons The Works
Brads docraft
ribbon, big pink button, heart stickers and life is beautiful sentiment my stash
puppy love sentiment docrafts

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges..
delightful sketches & challenges buttons and bling
digital tuesday scrap it
Totally Gorjuss hearts

and I had followed the colour choices from Totally Papercrafts but couldn't get online yesterday lol

Thanks for looking xx
hope you all have a fab Easter....