Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Creative Inspirations and Cute Card Thursday Challenges

Another creation of mine today which I am entering into 3 challenges, the first one is Creative Inspirations http://cinspirations.blogspot.com/ which was to make anything but a card and also Cute card Thursdays http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/ where thay want to see some wheels on your creations and the third is Allsorts http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/ where they want to see acetate somewhere on your project.
I have made this baby pram for my friend Tina whose niece has had a baby boy. The pram and box are both made from a template by Hasslecastle http://www.hasslecastle.co.uk/ and is all made from card. The box is made from card and acetate. I have just bought the accessories pack from them and will hopefully make another pram soon when I have more time with some of the accessories that go with the pram. I have typed Tina's message onto card and then cut out with my Sizzix bottle die and tied onto the handle with some blue gingham ribbon. Thanks for looking x

1 card 3 challenges

Here is my latest card which I am going to enter into three challenges this week. I followed the fun sketch at Carols Sketch Fun http://carolssketchfun.blogspot.com/
The papers are from the Daisy and dandelion A5 pad, the image is from Modern Sugar Blvd http://www.modernsugarblvd.blogspot.com/. I have only just found their website, I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and Prisma pencils. The sentiment is computer generated and cut out with my circle and scalloped circle nesties. The flower is a Flora doodle with a Prima flower in the middle finished off with a brad. The tag is punched from my Whale of a punch deckled tag punch and then stuck onto some brown card with a brad added. I am also entering this card into ABC challenge http://abc-challenge.blogspot.com/ where the theme is "Two Tone, use only 2 colours on your card" which I have done and also into Pink Elephant challenge http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.com/ where the theme this week is to use your favouite colour combo. Thanks for looking x

Monday, 29 June 2009

Truly Scrumptious challenge entry

Well its lovely to see the sun out again today although its so hot we don't feel like doing anything. I am off to the Newbury craft show on Saturday, which I am really looing forward to. Hope its not too hot that dayas its always a very busy show.
Anyway onto the card I have made today for this weeks Truly Scrumptious challenge http://www.trulyscrumptiouschallenges.blogspot.com/. The theme this week was a sketch which I have followed. The image is from Whiff of Joy http://www.shop.whiffofjoy.com/ called Willow with flower basket . I have coloured her in with Promakers. The backing paper is from Basic Grey 6 x 6 Boxer pad. The flowers are Flora Doodles which I got on my craft day out on Saturday, I have also punched some stamens and used a brad to finish the flowers off nicely. The sentiment is a stamp from Cuddly Buddly http://cuddlybuddly.com/ which I have then cut out with my nesties. The corner on the top right hand side of the card is a cuttlebug die. Thanks for looking x

Sunday, 28 June 2009

Ouch Dragon Get Well Card

I hope everyone is having a good weekend, I went out all day to an all day crafting event run my Sonia who teaches jewellery making and cardmaking in Ferndown. We had 4 different tutors showing us how to make 4 different cards, a great day was had by all.

Here is my latest card which I am going to enter into 5 different challenges, I am getting used to combining them now as I have had less time recently to make some cards, in fact I can be quite a challenge to combine them all too.
I have made this card from a lovely sketch over at Stamps and smiles http://sasthefreshbatch.blogspot.com/ I rotated the sketch by 90 degrees. The image is from Dustin Pike http://www.dustinpike.blogspot.com/ he is called Boo Boo Dragon, I think he is soooo cute and he only costs $2.50 as a download image.
I have coloured him in with Meadow Green and Lemon Promarkers which were the required colours to use for Passion for Promarkers challenge this week http://promarkerchallenge.blogspot.com/, I coloured his plasters with pastel beige, I think this is allowed as main image is in the required colours, they wouldn't have looked right in meadow green or lemon. I have cut the image out with an oval nesite and backed this onto a scalloped oval nestie. I have run some scrap pieces of green and lemon coloured card through my cuttlebug swiss dots and distressed embossing folders and printed the sentiment and cut out with circle and scalloped circle nesties, (It was a requirement to use scrap pieces and a digi image) to enter Digital Tuesdays http://digitaltuesdaychallenge.blogspot.com/ challenge. I am also entering the card into Papertake weekly's challenge http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/ which this weeks required element was to use a digi stamp and also into Charisma Cardz http://www.charismacardz.blogspot.com/ The theme this week being any theme, any style. I am now going to enjoy the rest of the weekend with this beautiful weather we are having. Thanks for looking x

Friday, 26 June 2009

Yippee I won some more blog candy and a card I have made for Connor

Yippee I was lucky enough to win some more blog candy during the Simon says stamp blog hop http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/ which was really fantastic, some great projects and cards. I won the candy on Iris's blog http://iriswelt.blogspot.com/, thank you Iris. I won a set of Turtle stamps which are really cute, I was really pleased as I couldn't resist ordering the frog set which I can't wait to receive, and I think the two will go well together.

Onto the card above. I have made this card for Connor as it will be his 13th birthday soon. I have followed this weeks Mojo Monday sketch, the image is a Penny Black stamp called 2453K Cool Friends which I have coloured in with my Promarkers. I have embossed the top section of card with the swiss dots Cuttlebug folder and the bottom card with the bubbles Cuttlebug folder. I have cut out the image with my nesties and added number 13 and some silver peel off stars on the square. The other stars on the card are cut from an Impress Die. My local The Range Store in Bournemouth are selling all their Impress items at just £1.99 each even including the dies that were previously £12.99 so a real bargain. The bow is made from blue, white and red tartan ribbon from Hobbycraft.

I am entering the folllowing challenges with this card
1/ Penny Black http://pennybfriendssaturdaychallenge.blogspot.com/ where the theme was embossing as I have used a Penny Black stamp and dry embossed the card.
2/ One stop craft http://onestopcraftchallenge.blogspot.com/ where the theme was Numbers
as I have a number on the card
3/ Stamptacular Sunday http://stamptacularsundaychallenge.blogspot.com/ where the theme was red, white and blue and a star too, as I have used the correct colours and there are 7 stars on my card
4/ Mojo Monday http://mojomonday.blogspot.com/ as I have followed their sketch for this week.
Thanks for looking x

Thursday, 25 June 2009

My first ever Stair Step Card

I was looking the other day at The Next Level blog http://thenextlevelchallenge.blogspot.com/ what a fountain of knowledge can be found there and there was a tutorial for making a Stair Step Card, I had never tried one of these before so thought I would give it a go so here it is, my first ever stair step card. I am entering it into The Next Levels challenge and also into Dare to Digistamps challenge http://dareu2digistamp.blogspot.com/ as their theme this week was to Make a Scene which I have done and I have used all Digistamps and I'm also entering Papertake Weeklys challenge http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/ as their theme was to use something that had been downloaded. I am also going to enter it into this weeks Simon says Stamp challenge http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/ as the theme was to make a card for a sick child, I hope this card might brighten a sick childs day, will have a good look on the Post pals http://www.postpals.co.uk/ website and pick someone to send it to.
And into Scrappy frogs http://scrappyfrogschallenge.blogspot.com/2009/06/challenge-7-arrrgh.html as I have used the stated download.
The card base has been made as per the tutorial. I then printed off the freebie downloads from the Dustin Pike website http://dustinpike.blogspot.com/, yes these images were all free and its a fantastic blog, thank you Dustin for your generosity with sharing these free images, the DT cards are amazing. I coloured them all in with my Prisma Pencils and stuck the bits on with 3d foam squares and thats all there was to it, although it took me quite some time to colour the images all in. I am really pleased with the result with it being my first. Thanks for looking x

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Another post from me today

This is another card I have made today to enter into various challenges. I have followed a lovely sketch by Arianne at Sunday Sketch and Stamp challenge blog. The image is a Magnolia stamp called Tilda in the sea which I have coloured in with promarkers and paper pieced her dress. The backing paper is from a 6 x 6 pad of papers I have by Crafts Too. The tags have been punched with my Whale of a punch Deckled tag punch which I have put together with a green Basic Grey brad, and stuck a Happy Birthday peel off too. The backing card is from my craft stash and the green brads in the top left hand corner are also Basic Grey large brads.
I am entering this card into the following challenges
1/ Just Magnolia http://justmagnolia.blogspot.com/ where the theme this week was "Summer"
2/ Stampin for the weekend http://stampinfortheweekend.blogspot.com/ Iy chose the Song "Time of the season" as Summer is a season and this card is quite summery.
3/ Secret Crafter http://thesecretcraftersaturdaychallenge.blogspot.com/ where the theme this week is Pink and Green as I have used lots of pink and green on this card.
4/ Sunday Sketch and Stamp http://sundaysketchandstamp.blogspot.com/ as I have followed Ariannes beautiful sketch
Thanks for looking x

Weiman Wranglers Card - Please check this download out

I have purchased the Weiman Wranglers download from Pink Cat Studio today , if you have not heard of this download yet, be sure to pop over and take a look here http://www.pinkcatstudio.com/Stamps/WeimanWranglers/WeimanWranglers.htm, I have just checked the link and they have now raised $1155.66 in memory of Ethan Weiman who sadly died on 12th June. The download includes 4 images, a cowboy, a cowgirl and a Howdy and You're amazing sentiment and is $6 which paypal connverted today for me for £3.73 so a bargain and its all for a very good cause, there are also chances to win prizes for submitted cards etc, so take a look.
This is the image I used which is called Ethan which I have coloured in with promarkers, I have 3'ded Ethans hat and his horse although you can't see that very well in the photo. I have used star backing paper by Trimcraft and used by cuttlebug border folder and distressed strips A2 folder. I have stuck the Howdy on with foam pads too to raise the wording.
I have followed a sketch by Sketch Saturday challenge blog http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.com/2009/06/sketch-56-20th-june-sponsored-by-simon.html so I will enter this card into their challenge and over at Our Creative Corner challenge blog http://ourcreativecorner6.blogspot.com/2009/06/occ-challenge-stars.html the theme was Stars , as I have stars on the backing paper and stars above the image I will be entering their challenge too.
There is a link to add any cards made with the Weiman Wranglers download on Laurens blog http://laurenm.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/ where you have chance to win a voucher, winner will be chosen on 28th June, you can also submit photos of your cards on the Pink Cat Studio Website. Thanks for looking x
Amended to add Vicki at http://summerthymestudio.blogspot.com/2009/06/for-ethan.html is also offering $20 vouchers to use at Pink Cat Studio
And Heather http://heathersheavinlystampations.blogspot.com/2009/06/win-20-plus-prize-from-me-pink-cat.html is also offering $20 voucher to use at Pink Cat Studio.

Monday, 22 June 2009

Stamps I have ordered have arrived hooray !!

I am so pleased that some stamps I have recently ordered have arrived today!! I've got three new Lofty stamps by Joanna Sheen www.joannasheen.com and 3 stamps from Whiff of Joys www.whiffofjoy.com new collection. I know what I am going to be doing this evening, putting these lovely stamps onto EZmount so I can get some stamped up to use in some challenges this week.

Malcolms Birthday Card

I hope everyone has had a good weekend, especially as the weather has been so lovely. My hubby bought me a new laptop which arrived on Friday so we have spent most of the weekend transferring all my files and programs over which has taken ages.
I made this card today for our neighbour Malcolm whose Birthday is today. I am entering it infto three challenges this week.
As I have followed this weeks sketch at Inspirational Card Sketches blog http://icsketches.blogspot.com/ which I rotated by 90 degrees so my image would fit on it ok. The image is a digi download called Jim from Digistamp boutique I am entering their challenge.
I am also entering it into Passion for Promarkers challenge http://promarkerchallenge.blogspot.com/ as I have used my promarkers to colour the image in, with this weeks stated colours which were Berry Red and Royal Blue. The last challenge I am entering this card into is Cute Card Thursday challenge http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/ which was to add a tag somewhere onto your card or project. I have added a tag punched out using my Whale of a Punch deckled tag punch. I have put the backing card through a swiss dots fand distressed stripes Cuttlebug folders to add some texture. I have done the sentiment on my laptop and cut out with my circle nesties. Thanks for looking x

Thursday, 18 June 2009

A lucky week for me plus one card for 6 challenges this week

I have had a lot of luck this week, I won the our creative corner challenge and two lots of blog candy, 1 from Donna http://cardsformen.blogspot.com/2009/06/100th-visitor-candy.html, thank you Donna, (I received it today) and the other from Ruth http://tiptoptoppers.blogspot.com/2009/05/more-blog-candy.html, thank you Ruth, can't wait for it to arrive. I am really chuffed as I hadn't won any befor.

I am also lucky with the way the challenges have worked out this week as I am very short of time at the moment but have managed to make the above card which I can include in 6 challenges. I don't think I have ever combined any challenges before this week but have been able to this week.

I am entering this card into the following challenges
Challenge 1 - Friday Sketchers challenge http://fridaysketchersblog.blogspot.com/ which was to follow a nice sketch.
Challenge 2 - Just Magnolia http://justmagnolia.blogspot.com/ where the theme was Paper Piecing which I had never done before
Challenge 3 - ABC http://abc-challenge.blogspot.com/ where the theme was Summer
Challenge 4 - Scrappy frogs http://scrappyfrogschallenge.blogspot.com/ where the theme was something summery
Challenge 5 - Creative Inspirations http://cinspirations.blogspot.com/ where the theme was paper piecing
Challenge 6 - Roses on Paper http://ropchallenge.blogspot.com/ where the theme was to combine your card with another challenge and to use flowers
The card has been made using the Friday Sketchers sketch which can be found here http://fridaysketchersblog.blogspot.com/

The backing paper is by Craft Creations Ltd and is called Pink Meadow Stripes, the image is a new Magnolia stamp I bought which I received in the post yesterday, I think its really cute, its called Tilda in the Sea.
I hadn't ever paper pieced before so this is my first attempt. I have paper pieced her dress and hat using Papermania paper and coloured the rest of the image in with my Promarkers which I have then cut out with an oval nestie and a scalloped nestie to back it onto.
I have run the backing card pieces (on the left) through a swiss dots cuttlebug folder and the darker pink through the embossing folder with the birds on it (I can't remember the name of it at the moment- sorry). The flowers I have made from 2 sizes of X-cut Daisy punch and a small sun punch and finished off with a peel off in the centre. I have used gold stripe peel offs around the edges of the backing paper as well and the cream ribbon was from hobbycraft.
I thought this was a nice summery card and I enjoyed the paper piecing and will definitely haver another go at it, a very simple technique which adds a new dimension. Thanks for looking x

Amended to add I am also going to enter this card for the Guest DT call for Belles n Whistles Blog http://ropchallenge.blogspot.com/2009/06/guest-dt-call.html

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Blog Candy Alert over at Maries Blog

This is one of two gorgeous stamps that Marie is giving away on her blog http://bat3.nu/marie/?p=4808, you've got until 4 July to enter. Good luck everyone x

Monday, 15 June 2009

Another Card - Another 3 Challenges

Well as I said beforeI am quite short of spare time this week as a couple of people have asked me to make cards for them at short notice and I am rushing about getting my son to exams and back but I wanted to enter some more challenges and have managed to get another card done that I am going to enter 3 challenges with.
Over at Stamp Something http://stampchallenges.blogspot.com/ this weeks challenge was to follow a sketch and this is the card I came up with. I thought it was a very nice layout.
Over at Stamptacular Sunday http://stamptacularsundaychallenge.blogspot.com/ the theme this week is Fabulous Fathers so as this is a Fathers Day card I can enter this into their challenge as well.
I am also entering it into Creative Inspirations http://cinspirations.blogspot.com/ challenge as their theme this week is to use 4 different papers on your card which I have done.
The image is from the Daisy and Dandelion range of clear stamps, coloured in with Promarkers which I have stuck down with 3d foam. The four different papers are from the CSSR and Daisy and Dandelion range of papers. The blue spotty bow is made from ribbon from Hobbycraft. The sentiment I have done on my laptop and then cut out with my nesties. Thanks for looking x

One Card - 3 Challenges

Hi everyone, I hope you have all had a good weekend enjoying the fantastic weather we are having at the moment.
I have a busy week ahead so I have made this one card for three different challenges. Passion for Promarkers http://promarkerchallenge.blogspot.com/ challenge this week is to use the colours Cinnamon and Pumpkin. They both have to be on the main part of the image. I have also used Apple for the leaves and Ivory for the skin and pastel pink on her lips and stickles on her wings and over the cinnamon colour on the middle of the flowers.

Over at Dare to Digistamp http://dareu2digistamp.blogspot.com/ the challenge was Chocolate and Orange which was fantastic as they are both similar in colour to the pumpkin and cinnamon Promarkers and you also have to use a digi stamp, the digi image was a freebie called Tara from Victoria Case stamps http://victoriacasestamps.blogspot.com/, thank you for your generosity Victoria, I think she is beautiful.

I have also followed the sketch set by Inspirational Card Sketches http://icsketches.blogspot.com/ as it looked a very nice sketch, I am sure I shall use this layout again at some point.

The card used is from Coredinations 6 x 6 card pad. I have run it through my Cuttlebug D'vine swirls embossing folder to add some more texture. The flower is made from 3 Prima Esprits with a brad in the middle. The tag is cut with my Whale of a punch deckled tag punch which I have then stuck onto some brown card and stuck a peel off on it and small brad. The dots are gold peel offs coloured with orange peel off marker. Thanks for looking x

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Whiff of Joy Womans Delight Stamp release

The precious new Women's Delight Whiff of Joy stamps are being released on Sunday 14th June and you can purchase them from http://www.shop.whiffofjoy.com/ They are all really beautiful.
Katharina http://katharina1704.blogspot.com/ is also giving some away as blog candy, so go and check out her fabulous blog. x

Stamptacular challenge - One for the boys

Ok so I had a bit of spare time this afternoon and I have made another card for another challlenge. This week at Stamptacular Sunday challenge blog http://stamptacularsundaychallenge.blogspot.com the theme is "One for the boys". As Fathers Day is coming up I have made this card for Tony, my Father in Law. I have chosen three of his favourite past times for the card, drinking beer, playing golf and sitting down and relaxing.
The card is called a TriShutter card. The instructions can be found on a previous Trishutter card post on my blog, but if you can't find it give me a shout and I can email it to you. It looks complicated but is very easy to do so if you haven't tried one before give it a go.
The backing papers are from Dovecrafts Masculine 6 x 6 paper pack. The images are digi stamps that I came across last night available from Digistamp boutique http://www.digistampboutique.co.uk/catalog/ they are called Jim playing golf, Jim with beer and Jim relaxing and they cost 99p each or £1.99 for three. I bought both collections on offer as I am going to make my dad one of these too but with different images. I have coloured the Digistamps in with my Promarkers. I have printed the letters onto card and cut out with a punch I have then stuck on with 3d foam. The buttons are from the 99p shop which I have tied a little piece of ribbon through. I hope he likes it. Thanks for looking x

OMG I've won a challenge - I am so thrilled

I have just got back from taking 6 lively girls including my daughter to the cinema and KFC to celebrate my daughter Freya's birthday yesterday to find that my card I entered this weeks Our Creative Corner http://ourcreativecorner6.blogspot.com/ with has won the prize, a fun goodie bag from stamps and smiles. I can't believe I have won this challenge, its given me a really big confidence boost so thank you very much for picking me.
The challenge this week was to follow the above sketch and this is the card I came up with. Hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful weather we are having today, have a good weekend everyone x

Friday, 12 June 2009

Sketch Saturday Challenge Card

Another card I have made to enter a challenge. The challenge at Sketch Saturday http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.com/ is to follow their very nice sketch, I enjoyed this layout and am sure to use it again.
The backing paper is from a pad of papers by Crafts-Too called Springtime, I love this turquoise paper with the lovely dragonflies on it. The image is a clear stamp from Pollycraft Design http://www.pollycraftdesigns.co.uk called Sharing Sherbert - Secrets which I have coloured in with Prisma pencils and stickles on the wings. The ornate corners have been die cut using Ornate corners Cuttlebug die. The flowers have been made with 2 sizes of X-cut daisy punch bottom ones finished with a peel off in the centre and the top daisies finished off with turquoise pearls in the centre. The tag has been cut out with my Whale of a punch Deckled Tag punch and layered onto silver card. The silver metallic ribbon is from Hobbycraft. Thanks for looking x

Our Creative Corner and Simon says Stamp challenges card

Here is my card to enter this weeks Our Creative Corner challenge http://ourcreativecorner6.blogspot.com/ which was to follow a very nice sketch, my favourite type of challenge. Over at Simon Says Stamp http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/ their challenge was to make a pink and brown card so I decided to combine the two and this is what I came up with. The image is a Penny Black stamp coloured in with Prismas, I used my corner x-cut punch to decorate the corners. The ribbon is from Hobbycraft and the papers are from Papermania. The flowers are Prima's which I have put a pink large brad in the middle of and I've put a pink heart gem in the middle of the bow. The tag with sentiment has been punched with my Whale of a punch deckled tag punch which I then layered on pink card which I then finished off with a punched out daisy and peel off in the centre. Thanks for looking x

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Shoes

Here is the card that I am entering into Papertake Weekly's challenge http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/ which this week was a theme - shoes
The image is from Rubber Romance which I have left plain and simple as I wanted to go for the black, white and silver theme. The shoe in the left hand corner is a chipboard shoe that I have coloured with a black acrylic dabber and added gems to when it was dry. The silver mirri card was some I had in my stash. Sentiment was done on my laptop and then cut out with my nesties. Thanks for looking x

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Just Magnolia & Stampin for weekend & Spoonful sugar challenges

Tomorrow is my daughter Freya's 12th birthday (Happy Birthday Freya!) so I have combined a couple of challenges to come up with this card for her. I have followed the fantastic sketch from the Just Magnolia challenge blog which can be found here
http://justmagnolia.blogspot.com/2009/06/week-8-sketch-by-rach.html and the colour challenge at Stampin for the weekend challenge which can be found here http://stampinfortheweekend.blogspot.com/2009/06/its-launch-dayand-first-challenge.html which this week was Purple and Yellow. Sorry the photo looks more like blue than purple but it definitely is purple that I have used. I am also entering it into A spoonful of sugars challenge http://aspoonfullofsugarchallenge.blogspot.com/ which was to have butterflies somewhere on your project.
The image is a Magnolia stamp called Tilda with lilacs which I have coloured with my Prisma pencils and cut out and layered with my circle nestabililies. The sentiment is a stamp by Cuddly Buddly cut out with nesties. The butterflies are cut from the new X-cut butterfly punch and finished off with gems, the Daisies have been punched out with X-cut daisy punches finished off with purple gems in the middle. The purple ribbon with hearts on it is from a cheap packet of ribbons I bought from The Range and the backing papers are form Papermania pad.
Thanks for looking x

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Inky Impressions blog hop and yummy candy

I have just completed the fantastic blog hop over at Inky Impressions http://inkyimpressionsrubberstamps.blogspot.com/2009/06/inky-impressions-grand-opening-blog-hop.html they have 2 stunning projects on each of the DT blogs and a chance to win some yummy blog candy. I have decided to follow all the DT blogs as they have some fantastic ideas, projects, inspiration etc. The blog hop finishes on 12th June (My daughters birthday) so if you get some spare time make a cuppa and sit down and have a great blog hop and click on this link http://inkyimpressionsrubberstamps.blogspot.com/2009/06/inky-impressions-grand-opening-blog-hop.html The stamps are available on the following link http://www.inkyimpressionsrubberstamps.com/ and the challenge blog is available here http://inkyimpressionschallenges.blogspot.com/ I think that covers everything.
Good luck x

Truly Scrumptious challenge 8 - Tri Shutter Card

This is a card I made for a couple we met on our honeymoon 5 years ago in the Maldives, they were also on honeymoon. They have just emailed us to say they have recently had their new baby boy so this is the card I decided to make them as it is a bit unusual. I got the instructions online somewhere, its called a TriShutter card, as soon as I remember where I got the instructions from I will put a link here. As the challenge theme this week at Truly Scrumptious http://www.trulyscrumptiouschallenges.blogspot.com/ is to make a card with more than one fold I am entering this card into their challenge. Thanks for looking x
Here is the link for the instructions to make a TriShutter card, its far easier to make than it looks http://craftiblog.wordpress.com/2009/04/23/2009-04-23-quad-fold-card-sample-tutorial/

Monday, 8 June 2009

ICS Challenge 19 entry

Here is the card I have made to enter Inspirational Card Sketch challenge number 19 http://icsketches.blogspot.com/. The image is a stamp called Pickin Apples by Sugar Nellie which has been coloured with whisper pens and then cut out with Labels 4 nestabilties. The backing paper is by DCVW, the corners are bits left over from the sizzix die swirly leaf die that is behind the image with little bits of peel off added and the daisys have been cut using X-cut smallest daisy punch finished off with a peel off in the middle. Thanks for looking x

Digital Tuesday Challenge

Another card that I have made today to enter Digital Tuesday's challenge http://digitaltuesdaychallenge.blogspot.com/ which was to follow a nice sketch.
Here is my entry, the image is a Pink Petticoat http://www.pinkpetticoat.co.uk/digital stamp called Lola Rose lots of flowers, coloured in with Whisper pens and cut out with my oval nesties. The backing paper is from DCWV, the circles have been cut out using my circle nesties. The turquoise strip of card has been run through my big shot with a border cuttlebug folder. The sentiment is a Cuddy Buddly stamp which has been backed onto orange card, again cut out with my scalloped circle nesties. Thanks for looking x

A Spoonful of sugar and Passion for Promarkers Challenges

This weeks challenge at A spoonful of sugars blog http://aspoonfullofsugarchallenge.blogspot.com/ was to follow a lovely sketch and on the Passion for Promarkers blog http://promarkerchallenge.blogspot.com/ was to use the colours Apple and Pastel Pink so as Passion for promarkers have now said challenges can be combined I have come up with this card. I must admit this is the first time ever that I have combined challenges as its not always obvious which ones allow to you and which ones don't.

On to the card details, this lovely image is my new stamp by Sugar Nellie called Daisy, isn't she lovely, she has obviously been coloured in with Apple and Pastel pink promarkers on the most of main image, I have also used Ivory for her skin and a mixture of colours for her hair which is allowed (its just the main part of image that you need to use the two specified colours for)
After colouring her I cut out with my nesties and stuck onto card with 3D foam pads. The backing paper is DCWV, the scalloped edge has been cut using my Threading water punch by Fiskars. The circle has been cut with a scalloped nestabilitie die. The swirls have been cut using a sizzlit die called swirls, the tag has been punched using Whale of a punch deckled tag punch and the daisys have been cut using 2 sizes of X-cut punches and silver peel offs. Thanks for looking x

Sunday, 7 June 2009

Samantha's Birthday Blog Candy

Samantha http://thescrapmaster.blogspot.com/2009/06/june-blog-candy-giveaway.html is celebrating her birthday on 11th June and is offering this fantastic blog candy so hop over to her blog for some fab inspriration and to enter her blog candy, for every 100 entries she receives she will add another item. You have until Midnight 30th June. Good luck everyone x

Squiggle Fly's Challenge 4

I have just discovered another challenge blog called Squiggle Fly http://squigglefly.blogspot.com/, they are only on their 4th challenge so are relatively new.
Here is the card I have made to enter challenge 4 which was to follow a sketch. It is my hubbys Uncle Jim's birthday today and he is a retired teacher hence the image. The image is from George at work digital download by Charmed cards and crafts http://www.charmedcardsandcrafts.co.uk.
I have coloured George in with my Promarkers and edged the image card and tie paper with gold peel offs. The tie backing paper is from Dovecraft if I remember correctly. Sentiment has been printed and cut out with my nesties. Thanks for looking x

Papertake Weekly Challenge

Papertake weekly's challenge http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/ was to follow a sketch. This is the card I made to enter the challenge. The brown spotty paper is from CSSR The big one paper pack. The corners have been cut with my x cut corner punch, sorry I can't remember the name of that one. The image is from the Daisy and Dandelion range of clear stamps available from Docraft stockists which I have coloured in with my prisma pencils. Thanks for looking x

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Sunday Sketch and Stamp Challenge

I hope everyone has been enjoying the beautiful weather we have been having recently. Here is the card I made for this weeks Sunday Sketch and Stamp http://sundaysketchandstamp.blogspot.com/ challenge. The challenge was to follow a sketch by Sem http://www.semsee.blogspot.com/, her blog is fantastic so go and take a look.
The image is a Pink Gems stamp coloured with Promarkers, the spotty paper is from Papermania and the daisies have been made with 2 sizes of X-Cut daisy punches with peel off centres. Thanks for looking x

Friday, 5 June 2009

Sarah's Blog Candy

Hop over to Sarah's Fabulous blog http://fluffscreations.blogspot.com/2009/06/blog-candy-alert.html to take part in her Blog Candy which contains the following

1 set of Miss Anya Stamps
1 set of the Rain, Snow & Shine Miss Anya Stamps
I set of Stamping Chic - Party Stamps
1 set of
Papermania Doodles stamps
1 6x6 Basic Grey - Sugared Pad
2x Forever Friends die cut decoupage
1 Daisy & Dandelion die cut decoupage

All you have to do to enter is include a post on your blog about her candy and then leave a comment when you have done this. The draw will close at 8pm on Sunday 14 June and the winner will be announced shortly after
. Good luck everyone x

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Nutcrafters-nutshells DT call card

This is the card I have made to enter the new blog http://nutcrafters-nutshells.blogspot.com/2009/05/design-team-call.html#comments DT call.
They have kindly allowed anyone wanting to enter the DT call to download this free image (isn't she lovely) and together with a sketch to design a card.
The image is obviously from http://nutcrafters-nutshells.blogspot.com/2009/05/design-team-call.html#comments , which I have coloured with Marvey le Plume Pens and then put glossy accents on top to make her shine, backing papers are by CSSR, black backing card has been run through my bigshot in the cuttlebug D'vine swirls embossing folder, the flowers are Primas with Papermania brads in the middle. The swirls are from my Sizzix Bigz die, Square gems on the right of the card are from Hobbycraft. The tag has been cut with my Whale of a punch deckled tag punch. If anyone else wants to enter for the DT call you have until 5th June . Thanks for looking x

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

My first bookatrix card I have made in a long time

I have been busy making this bookatrix card yesterday and finishing it off today, its the first one I have made for a very long time. My Stepmum asked me to make it for their friend Annie who runs their local Cafe/Bar in their French village Brie sous Mortagne. Annie doesn't speak any english apart from the word "chicken" hence the greeting being in French. I must say I really admire my Dad and Stepmum for going out to France to live 5 years ago and going to live in a village where no one speaks english, forcing them to learn the lingo, they are doing a very good job of that and have fitted in very well. I hope Annie likes it, thanks for looking x