Saturday, 19 September 2009
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
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
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.
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.
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
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!