Friday, 30 September 2011

Ollie and Olga Card

Here is a card I have made to enter Karens Doodles Challenge, their challenge this week is pink and brown but I am sure there will be other challenges I can enter it into.

I saw a beautiful christmas card that Pauline had made for her guest designer project over at Do you stack up, I can see why they asked her as she is super talented, if you haven't come across her fantastic blog you can visit it by clicking HERE
As you all know I love learning to make unusual folded cards so I emailed her to ask if she could tell me the measurements so I could use the fold on a card. She had actually bought her base cards in a pack of 5 but very kindly said she would measure the card folds and email me the measurements, thank you so much Pauline, I really enjoyed making this card.

I have had Karens Doodles wonderful Ollie and Olga digi image for some time now but this is the first time I have got around to using it. I have coloured the image in with the following Copics R000, Y23, E35 and E33.

I took some pink paper and embossed it with my Cute Companions hearts embossing folder and then matted and layered onto brown paper and then stuck to each panel on the card base. I then cut 3 hearts, 1 large and 2 small with my hearts and scalloped hearts nesties and put the large one inside the card to write a message on and the 2 smaller ones I stuck to the front of the card with 3d foam pads to raise them up from the main card.

I finished off the card with some brown and white dotty ribbon on the front panel and then added a bow to match.

I am entering this card into the following challenges

Karens Doodles Pink and brown
Pile it on Fancy Folds
Ooh la la Punches/dies
My craft spotRibbon
Make it Monday Anything goes
Incy Wincy Fancy Folds
Hooked on crafts Ribbon
Heart song Ribbon and/or tag
Party time Tuesdays Anything goes
Celebrate and occasion Ribbon
Whimsical Wednesdays Anything goes
Stampavie and more Love
Simon says stamp Anything goes
Kelley Kids Anniversary
Digistamps for joy Anything goes
Papercrafting journey Die cuts
4 crafty chicks Anything goes

Thanks for looking x

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Pennys Anything Goes challenge card

Here is my DT card for this fortnights challenge Anything Goes challenge over at Pennys, come on over and join in with our challenge as we are sponsored by Some odd girl this week.

The fold is on the top of the card, I have used the largest Go Create scalloped circle die as these are bigger than nesties. I then die cut the brown card to cover where the fold is. I also cut a scalloped circle in gold card and green card using the same set from Go Create as they are autumnal colours to go with the image.

The image is from our sponsor this week - Some odd girl and is called Windy Mae. I have coloured her with Copics. I then faux stitched around the image with a brown Marvey Le Plume pen and then matted and layered onto gold card and then onto the brown, finishing the card off with Craftwork Candy in each of the scallops.

I am entering this card into the following challenges

Crafty purple frog Fall into fall
Delightful Challenges Happy Fall
Digi Doodles Autumn colours
Paperplay Autumn leaves
Pixie dust studio Circles
Crafts e eternity Autumn days
Crafty Catz Autumn
Stempelsonne Autumn is here
Just some lines Autumn colours
My Sheri Crafts Sew Simple
Corrosive Challenges Punches and/or dies
Critter sketch Anything goes
Daisy Doodles Fall Colours
House of Gilli Fall/Autumn
Ooh la la Punches/dies
Crazy Challenge 3 colours of your choice - I used brown, gold and green
Ladybugs Crafts Fall and or fancy folds
Partytime Tuesdays Anything goes
The stamping boutique Summer to fall

Thanks for looking x

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

OMG I have some fantastic news to share with you

As many of you know I participated in Karens Doodles christmas blog hop last week as I love Karens images, The hop was amazing, the DT are super talented and gave us lots of inspiration.

I have won the top prize with my gatefolded easel card and have won all 13 amazing new christmas images, I am jumping up and down with excitement, what a fantastic prize. I can't wait to receive them now so I can make a start on my christmas cards. Thank you for choosing me as the winner.

I also won an image on Kellys and Shelbys own blogs for leaving comments during the blog hop but I have asked them if they are able to choose another lucky winner as I won all 13 images anyway so hopefully some other participants will get chosen to win their images

Thanks for looking x

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Who wants a fantastic freebie!!! - And my DT card for OSAAT Challenge 81

Some of you may know, our store crashed and died on us last week, and Stitchy has been working very hard to get it up and running again but has also given the store a bit of a facelift and to celebrate the store being up and running again she is offering this amazing freebie called Starr but you need to hurry as she is only free until midnight tonight.

You will need to register on the site for the newsletter and add the following discount code to get her for free. a7b8ebc33b

Here is the link to the store HERE Remember you only have until midnight so grab her while you can!

Now back to my Card and the challenge

Here is my DT card for One Stitch at a time challenge 81, the theme this week is Favourites. To join in the fun click HERE

I have been given this wonderful digi image called chef by our sponsors Digis with attitude which I coloured with Copics.

I have followed the sketch over at Cute Card Thursday. The papers are from a pack of 6 x 6 papers by Trimcraft called A piece of cake. I have embossed cupcakes on the brown card behind the image with a Craft Too embossing folder. I have added fine line silver peel offs around the edges of the card, the strip across the middle and the image. I finished it off by adding some Craftwork Card Candi on the top right and left corners.

I am entering this card into the following challenges

Cute Card Thursday Sketch
Digistamps 4 joy Anything goes
Freshly brewed designs Keep it simple
Paper shelter Anything goes
Truly Scrumptious Clean and simple
Art Impressions For the girls
Southern Girls Anything goes
Casual Fridays Monochromatic in 3 shades plus brown
Inspire me Fridays Anything goes
Our craft lounge Patterned papers
Simply Create Lets eat cake
Allsorts Keep it simple
Lollipop Crafts Anything goes
The squirrel and fox Anything goes

Thanks for looking x

Thursday, 22 September 2011

A christmas gatefolded easel card

I enjoyed Karens Doodles Blog Hop the other day and decided to make a card to enter into the blog hop challenge as the winner is going to win all of the newly released christmas images, how cool would that be.

I decided to incorporate two types of card into one project so I have made a gatefolded easel card.

I have used two of Karens wonderful images which I already had to make this card, one is called Bigsby Wreath and the other is Bigsby candy cane which I coloured with a mixture of Copics and Promarkers. I have used Sandstone and Blush for Bigsby in Promarkers, (I thought he would look better in the lighter colours instead of grey because of the colours I have used on the actual card) and the following Copics, YG67, G17, G28, Y28, R27.

So I made the easel bit first in Green card, adding some 6 x 6 holly paper onto the base and added some Glitteration lines around the edges and then punched a strip of green card with my Martha Stewart snowflake punch on both sides, added some fine line glitterations on each side and added Merry Christmas with Anitas Merry Christmas Glitterations.

The next step was to make the gatefold part, adding the same paper on both sides of the gatefold again edging with gold glitterations on the inside and outside of the card. I added some gold paper to the centre panel and some green card on top of that. After colouring the Bigsby Candy Cane image I punched a snowflake in all 4 corners and edged with gold glitterations and then stuck to the green card to complete the inside.

I printed out a Bigsby Wreath image and then flipped the image and printed out another one to go on the doors of the gatefold. I coloured them both in and then cut using my circle nesties and matted and layered onto green scalloped circles cut using nesties again. I also added some Glitteration dots in each scallop and then added a gold organza ribbon around the card before sticking these down so that they would hold the ribbon in the right place when stuck down and tied into a bow to finish it off.

I am entering this card into the following challenges
Karens Doodles Christmas card using one of Karens images
Do it with Digis Lots of layers
Card Makin Mamas Punches
Clearly inspired Glitter
Frosted Designs Punches
Inspire me Fridays Anything goes
Phindys place Christmas
Dis digi designs Anything goes
Kraftin Kimmies Christmas in September
Alys Bows
Card Cupids Anything goes
Corrosive Challenges Punches and dies
The squirrel and fox Anything goes
Bows n Berries Glitter
Hippity Bows and bling
Kaboodles Doodles Lots of layers
Make it Mondays Anything goes
Nettie G Anything goes
Ooh la la Punches and or dies
Paper creations Buttons or bows
Paper Playtime Easel cards
Stamp with fun Anything goes
Stamps Fun Creativity shapes or die cuts
Victorine stamps Easel cards
Anything goes challenge Anything goes
Going Grey Anything goes
Papertake weekly Creature comforts

Thanks for looking x

Sunday, 18 September 2011

My DT card for One stitch at a time challenge

Here is my DT card for One stitch at a time challenge 80 - Punch It. We have a wonder sponsor this week

and the prize is a £10 voucher
so what are you waiting for - hop over HERE and join in the fun.

I have made a full front panel stepper card. On the side steps I have added some pretty pink mottled card edged with silver fine line peel offs then 3 card candi on top on each side and then two leaves on each side that I have punched out with a Leone M punch.

The image is called Hibiscus and is available from Floppy Latte Designs which I have coloured in with Copics. I have then punched in each corner with a Martha Stewart punch and mat and layered onto pretty backing paper form a 6 x 6 sugar and spice paper pack.

I have added the word Thank you in silver peel offs onto the same mottled pink card and then onto silver mirri card and added to the main card on the right hand side.

I am entering this card into the following challenges

Di's Digis Anything goes
Card Makin Mamas Punches
Frosted Designs Punches
Inspire me fridays Anything goes

Thanks for looking x

Friday, 16 September 2011

I've come 3rd in a challenge over at Crafty Purple Frog

Wow I came third in a challenge over at Crafty Purple Frog with the card I made for my daughter Hayleys birthday and have won 2 images of my choice. I've now got the hard task of choosing just two of their wonderful images.

Thanks for looking x

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

My DT card for Pennys fall challenge

Its Wednesday which means a new challenge over at Pennys and the challenge this fortnight is Fall/Autumn.

This is the card I have made using one of our sponsors images
This one is by Stretch and bubbles and is called Windy Day but Whiff of joy

are also sponsoring us this fortnight so hop over to our challenge blog HERE for a chance to win some fab images.

I coloured the image in with Copics and faux stitched around the image with a brown Marvey Le Plume pen and layered onto some brown paper and then using three patterned papers from a 6 x 6 paper pack called Sugar and spice also layered those onto brown paper too before sticking to my card.

I have added 3 brown with white spots card candi from Craftwork Cards onto the top left hand corner of the card and three orange card candi onto the bottom right. I have then added an orange Prima Esprit flower with brown card candi in the centre and dangled an Umbrella charm on a chain from it.

So why not hop over to Pennys and join in with our fun challenge.

I am entering this card into the following challenges

Charisma Cards Inspired by a song - Forever autumn by The Moody Blues
Craft us crazy Autumn Colours
Card Makin Mamas Go digi
Colour me creative Fall
The crafty pad Autumnal colours
Pile it on Layer it
Crafty Boots Anything goes
Happileigh Scrappin Autumn/Fall
Lexis Creations Autumn/Fall
Make it monday Anything goes
Squigglefly Red and/or orange

Thanks for looking x

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

I've won the challenge over at Mami Doodles

I was lucky enough to win last weeks challenge over at Mami Doodles With my stair step card I made for our challenge at One stitch at a time
I have won three images so am really pleased.

Thanks for looking x

Sunday, 11 September 2011

My DT card for OSAAT - Anything Goes Challenge

Here is my DT card for our 79th challenge - Anything Goes over at One stitch at a time We are sponsored this week by The stamping boutique

The prize is 5 digi images of your choice so hop over and join in the fun.

I have followed the lovely sketch over at Papertake weekly just adding the flower in the top right hand corner in addition to their sketch.

The image I have used is by Jessica at Floppy Latte Designs which has been coloured with Copics. I then mat and layered this onto a bright pink piece of paper.

On the base of the card I have used some spotty paper from a Smirk 6 x 6 paper pad, the other two designer papers are also from the same pack and I have mat and layered those onto the same pink paper before sticking to the card.

The pink ribbon has butterflies on it, the 3 pink dots are card candi from Craftwork cards and the flower with a brad in the middle were all from my craft stash.

The sentiment is a peel off which I just stuck to the pink paper and then to the card to finish it off nicely.

I am entering this card card into the following challenges

Papertake Weekly Anything goes plus sketch
Craft your passion Anything goes with flower
Craty Boots Anything Goes
Daisy Doodles Anything goes
Crazy Challenge Spots
Flutterby Wednesdays Anything goes (Butterflies on pink ribbon)
My mums craft shop Lots of layers
Do you stack up Texture
Southern girlsLots of layers
Card Makin Mamas Go digi
Clearly inspired Patterned papers
Crafty Catz Ribbon
Fuzzy Wuzzy Pink
The Poodle Parlour Animal antics
Show and tell Anything goes
Stampin for the weekend Pink
Di's Digi designs Anything goes

Thanks for looking x