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