Wednesday, 15 July 2009

AWOL ..but back !

Well it really has been one of those months where crafting had to be put on hold for family matters .... my eldest daughter decided to return home . She arrived armed with boxes, bags, suitcases and a DOG !!!! not to mention jobless ! lol ...oh and totally taken over my craft room with all her gear !..
Ive managed to squeeze into a tiny space to do some crafting !
so without further ado here are my first challenge cards in nearly a month ! ( sorry folks).
Its Wednesday and that means The copic Colour challenge ! Its my turn and this week is my sketch so please pop over there and join in - you can use any copic colours you wish !
This week is sponsored by Peachy Keen Stamps and the DT where lucky enough to have a play with these fabby stamps ,please check out thier gorgeous cards.

Peachy keen stamp coloured with copics.
Some News !
Just before my daughter came home and managed to cause havoc ( like kids do !) I was invited to join the fabulous Whimsy Stamps Designed team , thank you Denise for asking me .
Whimsy Stamps have many fabby designs im sure you will have seen many on alot of blogs..
They also have a challenge blog too - you dont have to use a whimsy Stamp if you dont want to.
The link is here . would love to see your creations im am hoping to join in myself now that i have alittle time back for me ! lol


This is the delightful Princess Emma from the whimsy Kids collection , i adored colouring her with the copics .
I used the sketch from this weeks friday sketchers for my card .

Copic Workshop News.

For those who have been waiting news of the copic workshops you can expect to hear in the next few days of the date of the August workshop. This will be the last date for Leeds until the middle of ~September.


Julie Allain said...

Your cards are STUNNING as always Maddy, its great to see you back xx

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

Welcome back!! :)
I know exactly where you're coming from on the eldest DD front!! lol
Beautiful cards as ever...and congrats on your DT place xx

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Welcome back Maddy! Happy to hear you've had some time for yourself! LOVE your cards, the images and coloring are fantastic, great layouts and papers too. Love how you've used Emma and the pretty accents. :)

dawnmarieg said...

Beautiful Maddy, that little bear is so cute, I will definitely go check out these stamps. Gorgeous princess stamp too and you have coloured her beautifully. Hugs Dawn Marie.xx

Kim Piggott said...

Wow Maddy your cards are sensational!
Such beautiful colouring and gorgeous detail!
Congratulations on you dt position at Whimsy!
kim x

Monique said...

Good to see you back Maddy ! I love your cards :)).

Hugs Monique

Jessica said...

I love that princess! And that's something, as I have no princesses to scrap for. Your card is lovely, as usual. And I'm happy to see you back. I hope you get to create some more soon as I've missed you a bunch!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOW!! Such stunning creations!! I love your coloring on princess Emma!! Welcome to the team, I love forward to working with you!! HUGS

nessy said...

welcome back ~two stunning cards ~ not lost your mojo while you was away!!
vanessa xx

Penni said...

Glad to see you back Maddy.

Stunning cards.


Riet said...

What a beautiful cards Maddy,l love the images and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Tab said...

Fabulous cards, hun, such wonderful colouring! Congrats on your DT news, so very well deserved!
Hugs Tab xxx

Sharon said...

Love the card Maddy. Have done one of the copic challenges but will have a go at this one seeing as it's your sketch lol!!
Thought things were a bit quiet from your corner of blogland.
Glad to see you bach.
Sharon x

Lynne said...

Fabulous cards as always Maddy.
It's good to see you back! Hugs Lynne xx

Hels said...

Hey Maddy, great to see you back hunny and loving all your creations as ever... hugs xx

Patti Smith said...

Maddy the cards are beautiful as always...I've been MIA as well..just a busy summer here in Tennessee. I'm missed my blog off to check out all of your copic cards that I've been missing...Oh and congrats on the new design team...well deserved..(((HUGS))))

Nigel said...

Welcome back and congratulations on the DT post. The cards are lovely as always.
As for the kids, give it a few more years and they'll only turn and cause chaos for a week at a time (at least that's the theory).

cats whiskers said...

Oh Hunny it is lovelt to see you back and back with such stunners I loveboth of these fabby cards, the co9louring is terrific, well done on making Denises Dt. I have just taken delivery of my first eachy Keen stamps they are fabulous arn' they
well dear hope it will not be long before we see you again
Hugs Jacqui x

memory-scrap said...

Hi, I'm new to your blog. I love your card and look forward to seeing more of your future projects (even if you are a little cramped whilst making them!)
jane x

Gez said...

Fabby cards Maddy.xx Congratulations on your new DT place. Hope you have lots of fun. Take care. Gez.xx

Karen said...

Lovely card Maddy.

Congratulations on your new DT position.

CraftyC said...

Your cards are all beautiful Maddy and I cant wait to work with you over at Whimsy stamps, Welcome aboard

sandra said...

I'm happy to see your work again!
Images are fantastic.Love the color combination.Oh,well,all you made is perfect!

Minxy said...

Think alot of people are awol from there crafting, must be something in the air lol.. glad to see you back now though with lovely cards as always, oh & Well done on your DT place.

Deanna said...

Beautiful cards! I love your blog! And you have also given me a little insight about kids coming I miss my daughter so much and would love to see her, but don't know if I could deal with her living in the house again! lol Hope you're having a wonderful day!

Dawn said...

Wow I love this princessy card!! The colouring and shading is just awesome!!!

Congrats on the DT - you rock!!


Brenda said...

Beautiful! I may have to buy this stamp!

Jennie said...

Love the cards, nice to see you back
HUgs xx

Rach said...

you know what maddy i am going round the twist.. i swear that i left you a comment on here.. i know that i read your post and drooled over your delish cards.. sorry sweetie. i think that the men in white coats will be dragging me away soon.. hope all works out with your daughter.. kids aren't they brilliant. i swear they get harder as they get older!! well mine do anyway... though you still love them to pieces.
huge congrats on becoming a dt member for whimsy stamps.. hugs rachxx

Valoudesbois said...


this card is fabulous, I love it !!!

Fabienne et Franck said...

This cards are so cute! Love your style!

sandra said...

There is award waiting for you to pick it up on my blog!
Feel free to stop by!

Alysabeth said...

This SUPER amazing. I love your colouring:o)

Kim Nath said...

I love your blog and am always in anticipation of what you will do next so I left you an award on my blog today.

Claireabelle said...

Gorgeous cards

raindropecho said...

These are so sweet! Love what you've done with both of them. Can't wait to work with you :D
- Ann

Chris said...

totally stunning work!!! congrats on the DT!

Eva said...

Hi Maddy - I love these cards they are sooo pretty.Give my love to Calvin xxxx
Eva -age 10


Good afternoon Maddie, its lovely to visit your blog, i am so sorry its been a while, where does the time go???? I have missed so much and have enjoyed catching up with you. You've made so many gorgeous cards,and another adorable fairy house. I love all your makes your work always inspires me and im totally knocked back by your talent hun.. I wish i was able to join one of your copic workshops but unfortunately leeds is too far for me to travel. Maybe you will come to the south east someday???

Have fun with your daughter home, and congratulations on your DT post, so well deserved, they are lucky to have you aboard! enjoy your weekend hunny, big hugs Linda x

Juls said...

great collection of cards! just stunning!

daisy said...

wauw just found you'r blog, and i have to say i love calvin! i could love to place a calvin banner on my blog!


Cris said...

olá Maddy:

my name is cristiana i live in portugal, i like your work very much.
your cards is beautiful.i like very much your images, the dolls is very very fantastic very colouring, in portugal i don`t find paper and images for scraap.
bye and good creations.


cristiana costa


Crissy Armstrong said...

Your work is beautiful and amazing!

raindropecho said...

These are both so sweet! They're just absolutely wonderful - fantastic job!


I love everything you do i think is super!!
espacially the cinderella book i love it,is fabulous!!!
i become a follower !!

Papirskreppa said...

Welcome back. You really deserve to be a member of such a nice designer team. You make lovely cards.

Cazzy said...

Congratulations, I love the cards.
Now next time she moves out move house quick and make sure it only has one bedroom if you give her the address!

Could be worse, it could be a baby not a dog!

Cazzy x