Monday, May 31, 2010

Gone fishin'

I absolutely love this freebie image from Meljens. It's called Tom Cat Goes Fishing, doesn't he look pleased with himself!

I'd like to enter it into the following challenges:

SophistiCat Challenge #32 - Splish Splash
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 52 - Blue and green
Papertake Weekly #41 - Sketch
Charisma Cardz Challenge #21 - Going round in circles (on backing paper, pool on image)
Pixie Dust Studio Challenge 24 - Going round and round (circles on backing paper, spots on ribbon)
Passion for Promarkers Week #53 - Anniverysary week - Anything Goes

For this card I have used:
6" x 6" card base
Backing papers by Summertime Designs and printed on computer
Image by Meljens Designs and coloured with ProMarkers
Metallic blue card for mats from stash
Ribbon from QVC
Label cut with Nellie Snellen Multiframe Rectangle Die
Peel-off sentiment coloured with ProMarkers

Monday, May 24, 2010

Furry friends

We've had such lovely weather here the last few days that I couldn't bring myself to shut myself away in the loft card making and not enjoy the sunshine. So I've done a bit of gardening and this afternoon a bit of this:

I've followed this sketch at Stamp Scrap Doodle and would like to enter it in their challenge for Week #41.

I'd also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge Week #102 - Lots of Dots
One Stitch at a Time Challenge #14 - Furry Friends
Meljens Design DT Blog Challenge #8 - Seeing Spots
Stamp Something 2 of something (2 animals, 2 different spotty papers)
Sew Many Challenges Week #15 - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz Challenge #20 - 3D (image is raised on foam pads, as is card candy)
The Shabby Tea Room Week #11 - Polka Dots

Image - Penny Black, coloured with Promarkers
All papers are Zoe Pearn and printed on computer
Blue card for mats are DCWV Brights cardstock
Card Candy from Craftwork Cards
Ribbon from stash

May card swap

The theme for the May card swap over at Crafty Place was Here Comes The Sun. My swap partner this month is Trish (Craftygranny). This is the card I sent her which should have arrived today.

I hope you like it Trish.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Walking in sunshine!

This image is Sunday Afternoon from Paper Cupcakes. For me it conjures up images of long hot summers, walks in the sunshine and a time when life was simple.

I have followed this sketch at Create4fun

I have made a 6" x 6" easel card with cardstock from stash
Backing papers are all Zoe Pearn
Image from Paper Cupcakes and coloured with Promarkers
Circles cut with Nesties
Flowers and spotty buttons are Papermania
Card Candy from Craftwork Cards
Sentiment printed on computer

I'd like to enter it into the following challenges:

Create4fun Week 20 - Sketch
Sew Many Challenges Challenge #14 - Easel card
The Creative Cottage Challenge #10 - Fancy folds
Shelly's Images Anything Goes (ends 19 May)
Stamp Something Celebrate something

Pretty flowers

This is really sad - I've used the last piece of this backing paper I love so much, the sort you have to just look at and admire and can't bear to use! I can't replace it as I've had it years and can't remember where it came from! I did manage to get four cards out of it as it was a 12" x 12" sheet. It's going out on a high as I've used it with a gorgeous image from the fabulous Meljen Designs.

For this card I have used:

6" x 6" card base
Image from Meljen Designs coloured with Promarkers
Flowered DP - unknown
Pink spotted paper - Zoe Pearn So Sweet collection
Blue card for mats from stash
Circles cut with Nesties
Martha Stewart Doily Lace edge punch
Blue ribbon from QVC
Buttons from stash

I'd like to enter it into the following challenges:

Meljen's Design Challenge #7 - Flowers and Blooms
Catch the Bug Flower Power
Totally Gorjuss Challenge #30 - Round and round
Creative Inspirations Challenge #34 - Punches or Die Cuts
Cupcake Crafts Challenge #90 - Buttons
Easy Craft Projects Challenge #12 - Spring
Clearly iStamp Challenge #13 April Showers Bring May Flowers
One Stop Craft Challenge Challenge #80 - Summer Breeze

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Sketch challenge card

I fancied doing a sketch challenge and found this one at Stampacular Sunday:

The only rules are to follow the sketch and use a stamp.

This is my card:

6" x 6" card blank from stash
Background papers - all printed on my computer - hearts and striped paper from Monti's Pixel Playground, dotty lilac one was on my computer but I can't remember where it was from originally
Pink card is Core'dinations Gemstones, I've used the reverse as the colour matched better
Scalloped circle cut with Nellie Snellen multiframe round die
Image coloured with Promarkers
Flowers from stash

I would like to enter this card into the following:
Stampacular Sunday Challenge #58 - sketch
A lota Rubber Stamps Challenge #34 - Flowers
Crafty Angels Week 34 - One for the girls

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Easel card to the rescue!

This is the second time I've not concentrated properly and made a card with everything facing the spine! Not to worry, it gives me the perfect reason to cut the front off and change it into an easel card.

This is the adorable Too Sweet Kitty from Meljen Designs which I've coloured with Promarkers and matted onto a pink scalloped circle cut with my Nesties. The 6" x 6" card blank has been covered with a pale pink paper with tiny white flowers from the Spring Dayz kit from Monti's Pixel Playground. The flowery paper is from Zoe Pearn and the striped paper from Monti's Pixel Playground. All of the papers I printed on my computer. I've used Martha Stewart's scallop dot edge punch. The spotty ribbon is from QVC. The green flower is a Prima one, the purple flower and spotty button are Papermania Capsule Collection. Card Candy from Craftwork Cards coloured with Promarkers.

I'd like to enter this card into the following:
Creative Craft World Challenge #5 - Easel cards
Pile it on Challenge #18 - Cute and Cuddly
Totally Gorjuss Challenge #29 - Pink and Green
Crafty Ann Challenge #14 - Anything Goes
The Crafty Pad Challenge #70 - Use any punch

Friday, May 7, 2010

Birthday Hugs

I've had this lovely image for a while and thought it was about time I did something with it. I noticed a challenge for Furry Friends so thought it would be perfect.

I've used a 6" x 6" card blank and covered it with some pink bubbles paper which I saved onto my computer a long time ago but can't remember where it was from. The striped paper and flower paper are from Monti's Pixel Playground Dragonfly kit. The image is "Cat Hug" from My Grafico which I've coloured with Promarkers and matted onto raspberry pearlescent card cut with Nellie Snellen's multiframe round die. Card candy by Craftwork Cards and a computer printed sentiment finish it off.

I'd like to enter this card into the following:
A Spoonful of Sugar Challenge #102 - Furry Friends
Dare You To Digi Stamp Challenge #37 - Anything Goes
The Secret Crafter Challenge 81 - Friendship
Stamp Something - Birthday Somethings
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 49 - Wedding or Birthday

Padster's 3Bs challenge

The lovely Paddingtondoo on MSE set a challenge to use 3 Bs on a card, plus more if you can think of them. There have been some fabulous entries, most with far more Bs than I can possibly think of. Here's my effort:

My Bs are:
Brown backing paper
Beehive backing paper
Blue card for mats

I'm actually amazed that I came up with 7!

I'd also like to enter it into the following:

Crafty Calendar Challenge #8 - The Great Outdoors

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Card for Rusty

Poor Rusty is in hospital at the moment in a lot of pain. The lovely Rainmac has suggested a challenge to make a card for Rusty to try and put the smile back on her face. Here is mine:

The image, called Elenor, is from SJs Little Musings, a recent freebie which I found yesterday so just in time for this card! I've coloured it with Promarkers.

This is the insert:

The image on the insert was part of the freebie set, this is the happy Elenor and was already coloured.

Get well soon Rusty, I hope all your cards cheer you up.

This card fits nicely into the following challenges:

Fab & Funky Challenge #22 - Show us your funky edge
Delightful Sketches Pull out your punches

6" x 6" card base
BP from stash
Lilac pearlescent card from stash, edged with Martha Stewart Doily Lace punch
Core'dinations Whitewash pink card edged with Martha Stewart Doily Lace punch and cuttlebugged with swiss dots
Core'dinations Gemstones pink card cut with Nesties Labels 2
Image from SJs Little Musings (link above), printed onto Digital Ultra Smooth Premium Cardstock from Craftwork Cards and coloured with Promarkers and cut with Nesties Labels 2
Flowers are all Prima
Card candy from Craftwork Cards and coloured with Promarkers

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Happy, happy cat!

I've made this card as a thank you for my bestest and loveliest friend Jean and her OH.

I've known Jean for almost 50 years and she's so kind and caring. She's kept in constant touch while OH has been ill, through his chemo and his stem cell transplant. They've had their own problems with her OH's elderly father who passed away aged 101 earlier this year but she's still found time for us.

They came to visit on Bank Holiday Sunday and stayed for most of the day. They live about 100 miles away so quite a jaunt. We had the loveliest day, we never stopped talking and by the time she went home I was hoarse! They put our families to shame, not one visit from either side yet they live roughly in the same area as my dear friend.

It's not my normal type of card but I know they will love the image as they are both cat lovers.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Euan's 3rd birthday

It's all happening this week. It's another family birthday, this time my great-nephew Euan will be 3.

I have used a Jiggy dragon design. The lovely Jenny from MSE (Dragonllew) pointed us girls in the direction of Stamping Dragon Designs where the delightful Jiggy can be found.

I have used a 6" x 6" card base and covered it with MMC's green lattice paper which I printed on my computer. The green spotty paper is also from MMC and is layered onto some lilac card which I have punched with Martha Stewart's arch lattice edge punch. Then there's a strip of Core-dinations Whitewash purple card which has been cuttlebugged with Swiss Dots and sanded. Jiggy has been coloured using Promarkers and his wings glittered, and the green and lilac circles behind have been cut with my Nellie Snellen multiframe round die. The number 3 was printed on the computer using the font Ribbon Happy and this is layered onto green and lilac scallop circles cut with my Nesties. Three pieces of green card candy finish it off.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Allsorts Week 50 - Animals
One Stitch At A Time - Children's themed challenge
Lexi's Creations Challenge #13 - Animals
The Creative Cottage Challenge #8 - Circles
Oh, Alice! Chapter#11 - Little People
Craftsandme Challenge #3 - Sparkle (dragon's wings are glittered)

Amy's 4th birthday

My great-neice Amy will be four later this week. I haven't seen her since she was a baby but this is how I picture her now:

It was lovely to make such a girly card, any excuse to use pink, especially if there's also spots!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:
Sketch Saturday Week 101 - Maya's DT week

This is Maya's sketch:

I have used a 6" x 6" card base and covered it with some heart patterned paper I printed off myself. There are three strips of pink glitter card and the strip of spotty paper is from Monti's Pixel Playground pink and black scrap kit, layered onto some raspberry metallic card. The Tilda image has been coloured with Promarkers with a little bit of bling on her tiara and dress provided by a Sakura Stardust pen. The ovals were cut with Nesties and the scalloped oval is the same raspberry metallic card as before.

I would also like to enter it into the following:

Incy Wincy Designs Challenge 40 - Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy As You Like It