Saturday, 19 September 2009

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #3

Here's my card for the Crafty Cardmakers third challenge, based on a sketch. The papers and the cute robin are from a set that I picked up at the QVC Outlet in Shrewsbury. The robin is actually fuzzy (a bit like Fuzzy Felt texture). The poinsettias are Prima and I used a peel off greeting to finish it. The red circle has been cut from Core'dinations Poinsettia cardstock.

Friday, 4 September 2009

Friday Sketchers Challenge 68

Here's my card for the Friday Sketchers sketch this week. As I'm on a roll with Christmas I thought I'd carry on. I used Forever Friends decoupage, papers and message plaque. I've edged the outer paper and bottom layer of the decoupage with green ink to add definition. I've also popped some green gems on the message to add a bit of Christmas bling!

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Penny Black Saturday Week 64

Christmas is this weeks theme on Penny Black Saturday, right up my street! For this card I used half of a Craftwork Cards scalloped card wrap and covered it with paper from the Docrafts Daisy and Dandelion paper and edged it with black ink. The main card was covered with paper from the same pack. I embossed the PB tree and greeting and finished it off with a couple of swirly peel off corners which I thought matched the tree quite well and a ribbon tied in a knot.

Birthday Card 2 for Nathan

This is the card that I made for myself and my husband to send to a friend's little boy. The blue and orange card from the Crafty Cardmakers challenge is for the children to sign. On the cardmaking forum I belong to a couple of people have made cards using this design and I've jumped on the bandwagon! Really pleased with myself as I used some Papermania papers that I've had in my stash for ages. It was one of those huge packs that I was given one year as a Christmas present and, no matter how much of it you use, it never seems to go down! I already had the PB bears coloured from ages ago and I used peel off letters coloured to match the paper.

Fabric Christmas Card

A friend bought some fabric recently and wanted to see what others would do with it so she kindly sent some samples out (already mounted onto card!) I kept my card very traditional in keeping with the candles image. I mounted the square onto gold mirror card. The card itself was covered with some backing paper from the Docrafts Daisy and Dandelion Winter's Tale paper pack. The tartan strip at the bottom was also from this pack as was the message. I glittered the candles and berries with Stickles. Not a particularly good photo - my table is so cluttered at the moment I couldn't find enough space on it. A sign of creativity I like to think!

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge # 2

The second challenge from Crafty Cardmakers is Complimentary Colours. I chose blue and orange for my card, it's for a 6 year old boy and I've written his name on the present tag to personalise it a bit! I stamped a balloon (Anitas) background using blue brilliance ink and coloured the stars using a Sakura orange glaze pen. I used Nestabilities Labels 3 for the stamped image panel. The stamp is Forever Friends, coloured with watercolour pencils. I edged the white stamped panel with a metallic blue Sakura pen - it almost looks like another layer. Not my usual colour combination but it's growing on me!

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Birthday Card

It's my work team leader's birthday next week so I've finally had a chance to use the Stampin' Up Golden Oldies set. I love the gentle humour of them. I stamped it using an old Whispers Ink pad (aubergine) - had them ages, I've let the children use them too and still going strong! I liked the look of it just stamped so I didn't bother with colouring. The paper was sent to me by a very good friend because I happened to mention that I never had purple or lilac paper when I needed it! The sentiment is Craftwork Cards (yes again!) and is mounted using the Stampin Up oval punches which fit them so well. The 'frilly bit' was made with the Fiskars Threading Water border punch.

Monday, 17 August 2009

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 1

Was away last week so that's why there's been nothing new!

Came back to Challenge number 1 on Crafty Cardmakers which was Blossoms. Had to make a card for my nieces birthday at the end of the month and this is what I came up with. The card blank is pre-printed with the pink flowers (from a QVC Forever Friends kit) and I stamped and coloured the image using watercolour pencils. The outer circle is a very pale pink pearlescent paper and the scalloped oval is punched with a Stampin Up punch on pink glitter card. The message plaque is by Craftwork Cards and the lovely big flower is from a jar of Prima Daisy Doodles which I bought in Florida earlier this year.

Monday, 3 August 2009

Penny Black Saturday Challenge # 60 Summer

Penny Black Saturday challenge this week was simply 'Summer'. This image has to be one my favourite PB hedgies - I just love him getting sunburnt in his deckchair - so very English! He was coloured using watercolour pencils and I used DCWV paper for the background and decoupaged one of the flowers from the paper. Blue and yellow always say Summer to me (must be the yellow sand and blue sky!) so they were the obvious colour choices this time. A simple card but very me!

Sunday, 2 August 2009

Friday Sketchers # 63

Time to get cracking with Christmas and this was a great sketch on Friday Sketchers. I just love these Fairy Doodle stamps that I bought at Newbury in July. I used Dovecraft backing paper from last year and my trusty water colour pencils for the image. The poinsettia is Prima and the brad, buttons and card are from my stash.

Another one based on the same sketch using another Fairy Doodle . The paper is from Dovecraft, and the ribbon was sent to me by a good friend. Brads, holly motif and card from my stash

Thursday, 30 July 2009

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Challenge 62

My first ever challenge card! I liked the sketch on a spoonfull of sugar and had the image all ready to be made up into something. Image is PB, the paper is DCWV, the sentiment is Craftwork Cards

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Golden Wedding Anniversary

Friends of mine are celebrating their Golden Wedding Anniversary this week (jetting off to Florida, lucky things). I love the Forever Friends bears - this is one of the decoupage sheets and I've added little touches of Stickles for a bit of extra sparkle

One Idea, Two Cards

Two cards, almost identical except one was made as a Get Well card for a friend who's been through the mill a bit recently and the other I made into a birthday card. I coloured the image with Promarkers and used a Craftwork Cards message plaque layered with the Stampin' Up oval and scalloped oval punches. I also dug out some seed beads and glossy accents for the flower centres

Saturday, 25 July 2009

Here we go then

Everything has to start somewhere and mine starts with this card that I made for my daughter's friend who will be 8 in August