Thursday, 25 February 2010

Beatrix Potter Frame Card

At last I have received my Beatrix Potter craft cds from Create and Craft, they are simply adorable and the bonus cd only available from Create and Craft has some fantastic new items on it, calendars, tunnel books, these frame cards etc etc and they have very simple instructions to folllow. I have never made anything like this before at all. Although the photo does not show this very well the two rabbits in the centre are decoupaged. I like the way the decoupage overhangs the edges of the frame too.

I am going to enter this into a challenge this week
My time to craft theme "In the frame"
Thanks for looking x

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

An Easter Card

Another easter card from me today. This cute image is a Pollycraft Digistamp which I have coloured in with my Promarkers, I don't seem to use anything else to colour my images in at the moment, always my Promarkers. The backing papers are from Papermania, the buttons from the 99p shop and the flower is a Prima flower. The letters have been die cut using my quickutz alphabet and my squeeze tool. The yellow brads are from my local craft shop and I have punched out the tag shape with the word Mum on with my whale of a punch deckled tag punch. I have used my Stampin Up circle punch to snip off the corners on the image and lilac card behind the image.

I have a few challenges to enter with this card.
Simon says stamp 3 types of embellishments, 2 patterned papers and 1 image. My 3 types of embellies, buttons, brads and flower.
I love Promarkers Sketch and theme - Spring
Stamp something A touch of spring
Dare to Digistamp Punches
Rosie Dees Friendship
Totally Papercrafts Lots of spots
Stamptacular Sunday Going in circles
Pile it on Flowers
Magical Crafts Something for Mum
Lexis Creations Anything Goes
Cupcake Craft Friends
Cute Daisy May Flowers
Die Cut Dreams Easter
Digital Tuesday A card for Mum

Thanks for looking x

Friday, 19 February 2010

Wow I've won another challenge

I have found out I have won another challenge. It was Creative Craft's challenge which was to make a valentines card BLOG HERE Looking forward to seeing what my prize consists of, its on its way apparently. The card I entered was my easel valentines card for my hubby which he thoroughly loved by the way. I had 69 comments, the most I have ever received on any of my projects so thank you to everyone that left me a lovely comment.

I have just received my Beatrix Potter craft CDs today so I know what I'll be doing this weekend and it won't be housework lol. Have a great weekend everyone and thanks for looking at my blog

A card for a male

Here is a card I have made for a male birthday, I have a few male birthdays coming up soon. I have followed the sketch over at Sunday sketch and stamp. The backing paper is some freebie paper out of a magazine. The blue ribbon was also free from a magazine. The images are both digi stamps from Digistamp Boutique this cute little fella is called Jim. I have coloured both images in with Promarkers and drawn some faux stitching around the edges. I printed the sentiment from my PC and cut out with nesties. I have paper pieced the shirt and cap on Jims images with some basic grey paper.

I am going to enter this card into a few challenges
Bee Crafty Stitching
Sunday sketch and stamp Sketch
Pollycraft Use two digi images
Crafty Creations Stitching
Treehouse Paper Piecing
Little red wagon Ribbon
Rosie D's Just for Men
Sophisticat Stitching
My time to craft green plus 1
Stampin Royalty Masculine card
One stitch at a time Stitching

Thanks for looking

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Doodle Palace Challenge

I am very lucky to have been given the opportunity to set the challenge this week for Doodle Palace as I won their challenge a few weeks ago, the challenge is now on their blog Doodle Palace To make an Easter card with more than one scoreline. I have give the links to some great tutorials and a template which are available on their blog if you have never made one before. Good luck to anyone that enters. Thanks for looking x

Monday, 15 February 2010

An Easter Side Step Card

This is the other example card I have made for this weeks challenge over at Doodle Palace
I have made a side stair step card using the template Here again with an Easter Theme
I have used backing paper from a pad called Antique cream creative tones from Papermania. The easter bunnies, eggs and sentiment have all been stamped using the Daisy and dandelion Some Bunny Loves you clear stamp set, this was a remarkable bargain at just £7.99 for 18 stamps. I have coloured the images with my Promarkers and then stuck them all on with 3d foam. I have also used 2 orage brads to attach the Happy Easter Sentiment.

I am able to enter this card into a couple of challenges too
Crafty Ann If music be the food of love. Food - Chocolate easter eggs and of course most women LOVE chocolate
Secret Crafter Multifold
Fussy and Fancy Dazzle us

Thanks for looking x

An Easter Easel Card

I was lucky enough to win a challenge over at Doodle Palace and have been asked to set this Tuesdays challenge. This is one of my example cards, an Easel Easter card for the challenge.

The lovely purple papers are some old scraps from papermania papers I have had lurking around for ages. The image is a cute little clear stamp from Little Claire which I have coloured in with Promarkers. The sentiment is a peel off stuck onto a label cut out with one of my nestability sets.
The lilac ribbon with little white spots was from a local craft shop near me which is unfortunately closing down, I also made a bow with the same ribbon and stuck this on top . I have used my Lace Doily Martha Stewart punch for the piece of card on the card base so that the easel part stays upright. I have stuck 3 little ducks on top of that. I have also added four really tiny and cute lilac coloured buttons.

I will never get rid of any of my nestability dies or this super cute stamp

I have realised I can actually enter this card into a few challenges this week
Papertake weekly I have followed their layout for the front
Creative inspirations Leftover scraps
Crafty Creations Friends
Creative Belli Ribbons
Stamp Something Something cute
Raise the bar Be mine forever
Totally Papercrafts Buttons and bows
Crafty Catz Buttons and bows
Fussy and fancy Dazzle us
Our creative corner Something not used for a long time - leftover scraps of papermania papers
Pink elephant Ribbon
Cute Daisy May Bright and cheerful
Passion for Promarkers buttons and bows
A spoonful of sugar Spring time

Thanks for looking x

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Another valentines card

Here is another valentine card I have made which I can enter into a few challenges. I have used the sketch from Create for fun challenge blog. The patterned backing paper is from the Papermania Red hot paper pack from the capsule collection. The image is a Penny Black clear stamp from the piece of my heart clear stamp set. I have coloured it in with Promarkers and then attached to the card with 3d foam. I have embossed some red card with a cuttlebug hearts embossing folder. The ribbon is from Hobbycraft. The little red heart button is from a pack of buttons from the 99p store. I have cut out the circles with my nesties. The two little red hearts have been punched with an X-cut little punch and stuck on with 3d foam. The text has been done in Word Art and then backed onto black card which has then been stuck on the card with 3d foam.

I am entering the following challenges with it
Create for fun Sketch
Cute card thursday In the name of love
The Treehouse Say it with love
Pixie Dust Red, White and Black
Stampin for the weekend Valentines
Penny BlackValentines
Crazy4challenges Red
A spoonful of sugar Recipe
1 patterned paper, 1 embossing, 1 button and 1 ribbon.

Thanks for looking x

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Side Stairstep card template

I have been busy for the last couple of days coming up with the couple of card samples for Doodle Palace as I am going to be their guest designer for their next challenge.
I am posting this template on my blog now so its ready for anyone to download on Tuesday when the new challenge starts or for anyone else wanting to know how to make a side stair step card. Click on the image above for a larger version.

The piece of card I have used for my sample card is 28cm by 21cm so basically an A4 sheet with almost 2cm cut off the long side only.

Hope this helps for anyone who has not made a side stair step card before. Thanks for looking x

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

A Valentines Card today

Here is the valentines card I have made for my wonderful hubby Barry.

I have made it as an easel card but followed the sketch for the front from Crafts for eternity sketch this week.
The backing papers I have used are from Papermania love 8 x8 paper pad. I have used by Martha Stewart hearts punch on the bottom so that the front will stand up. I have also added lovely heart ribbon from Hobbycraft just above it. On the front of the card I have used the same backing papers. I have used my fiskars heart corner punch on the red card before sticking to the gold backing card. The decoupaged image is from a Forever Friends elements pack. The sentiment is made from gold peel offs on red card and then backed onto gold card. I have used foam pads on both the bear image and the sentiment to raise them from the card.

I have lots of challenges to enter this card into
Creative card crew Valentines
Creative Craft Roses are red
Pennys paper crafty Valentine/love
Charisma Cardz I love you
Trimmies Craft Valentines/love
Lili of the valley Valentines
Stamp Something Love somethings
Our creative corner Masculine valentines
Pile it on To the one I love
Crafts for eternity recipe and use the sketch, use the colour red and include a heart
Kaboodle Doodles Spots and stripes
Cupcake CraftRed and white all over
Pink Elephant Mushy Gushy Valentine
Die cut dreams Have a heart
Forever Friends Inside out
Double DutchBe my valentine
Lexis Creations Spots and stripes
ABC New - I have used two items of new stash, Papermania Love colossal Paper pack and Forever Friends Elements pack
Crazy4challenges Valentine
My time to craft Hearts and kisses
Little Red Wagon Red with bling - There is glitter on the heart that the forever friends bear is holding
Die cuts R us Love
By the cute and girly Love
Creatalicious Not allowed to use a stamp
Raise the bar Heart to heart

Gosh thats 33 challenges, I have never managed to do so many challenges from one card before.

Thanks for looking x

Sunday, 7 February 2010

A valentines Tag

Here is a tag I made to go with a present for valentines day. The tag has been cut with my Sizzix large tag . The image was a freebie at There"s magic in the air this week which I have coloured in with Promarkers. I have done some drawn on stitches in black around the edge of the red tag and used peel offs for the with love sentiment.

I am entering three challenges this week with this tag Die cut dreams BLOG HERE where their theme was red and black with love
and There's magic in the air BLOG HERE where their theme was to make a valentine gift tag using the free image with some stitching on it.
and Just cute bears BLOG HERE where their theme is hearts.

Thanks for looking x

Saturday, 6 February 2010

A coloured baby girl card

Here is a card I got around to making for a challenge this week. I hadn't thought of it before but you don't normally see many coloured baby new baby cards in the shops and thought this was something different. I bought the download from Crafts U Print. This is another design by Astrid which I have printed out and then decoupaged. I have also put a fine silver peel off around the base edges. This card rocks also from side to side, I love movement on cards as it makes them so different.
I am entering this card into Just cute bears challenge Blog here as the theme this week is a congratulations card which must have a teddy on it somewhere.

Thanks for looking, I hope everyone is having a great weekend x

Friday, 5 February 2010

I've won Doodle Palace Challenge this week

Yippee I have won Doodle Palace's challenge this week with my Golden Wedding Anniversary card.
I have won 2 of their fantastic images and will have a guest designer spot too. If you are not aware of the Doodle Palace challenge blog or their digi stamps here are the links Blog here and Shop for digi stamps here

A baby girl swing card

Here is another baby card, this time a baby girl swing card designed by Avril Vince which is available as a download from cardmaking downloads click here I think the image is adorable, I used Pinflair glue to stick the layers, buttons and bows to the card. Thanks for looking x

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Baby boy card

Here is a card I have made this morning. It is a download created by Avril Vince and is available from Card Making Downloads

I love the ribbons and buttons and the different levels of the image.

This is a fold I have never done before, its a bit like a swing card, will have to try it out on other cards.

I am entering this card into 3 challenges this week
Doodle Palace Blog here where their theme is texture.
And Digital Tuesday Blog here where their theme to to try a different fold.
Also ABC Blog here where their theme is to use something new, well this download is new to me and its also a new fold to me too.

Thanks for looking x

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

New Baby Cards

Here are a couple of new baby cards I have made. I stumbled across a website called Crafts u Print and found these lovely downloads from a talented artist called Astrid Spijkers. The cards actually rock from side to side. I printed the decoupage and base onto white card and cut them both out. I have then added the baby decoupage onto the base rocker card. I have also added silver peel offs around the edge on the front of the card to finish it off nicely. I am really pleased with these as they are so different.

I am going to enter them into Simon say stamp challenge this week. Their theme is New Baby Blog here
also Brenda's one off challenge and blog hop blog here which is being sponsored by Sir stampalot Blog here the theme is MOVING as these cards rock from side to side.

Thanks for looking x

Monday, 1 February 2010

Golden Wedding Anniversary card

Well here they are the photos of my finished project which I have been working on for a few days now. I decided to go with the heart on the photo but moved it down a little so you can still see Rons hand. I also added a piece of ribbon and a heart on the top of the hand made box I made with gold card. I have wrapped the card in gold tissue paper too. I hope they will be happy with it and will treasure it too. Thanks for looking x

I am going to enter this card into a challenge this week, One stop crafts theme this week is Make it Personal. This couldn't really be any more personal. blog here

I am also entering Secret Crafters challenge this week which is hearts Blog here

I am also entering Doodle Palaces challenge this week their theme was something new blog here this scrapbook type thing is completely new to me, I have only ever made cards and 3d projects before, nothing along the lines of Scrapbooking or using photos on cards.

Also Pile it on challenge blog here where the theme is to not use winter colours, I have used yellow which I associate with spring