Monday, August 30, 2010

This wasn't what I intended!

I went upstairs armed with a list of possible challenges and intended to make a card that fitted a couple of them. I had pink and girlie in mind. Then I decided I wanted to do a teddy bear challenge which also required embossing. So I set to making this card and when I'd finished I realised I hadn't put any embossing anywhere! No matter, it wont go to waste, I thought. Fortunately I've now I've managed to find some challenges it does fit.

For this card I've used:
Card blank made from a pack of coloured card bought recently from either Aldi or Lidl.
Vellum is from a Mattie's Flowers sheet (bought when I used to use Mattie's stencils years ago).
Brown card is from stash and punched with my new Martha Stewart's Arch Lattice deep edge punch, same card used for scalloped circle which has been cut with Nesties die.
Image is from an old set of foam stamps bought when I first started stamping years ago, coloured with Promarkers, cut with Nesties circle die and mounted onto a sunflower which was given to me by a friend.
Orange/yellow ribbon from QVC.
Brads from stash.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Scrap Creations #24 - Recipe - Ribbon, flowers, brads or pearls (I've used ribbon, brads and flowers on vellum, image and the sunflower)
For Fun Challenges Make anything with ribbon or lace
Christmas Stamping All Year Long #62 - Other than Christmas
Allsorts #67 - Inspiration from a garden or park
Crazy4Challenges #C4C52 - Lattice
The Shabby Tea Room #25 - Old Meets New (Old is vellum, brads and rubber stamp, new is card stock and MS punch)

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Thank You card

I've done two similar versions of this card but I can only blog this one, the other is for someone who follows my blog and it wont arrive for a few days so I don't want to spoil it for her!

This one is a Thank You card for my neighbour who has uncomplainingly put up with 5 months of renovation works on our house and now we're subjecting her to our garden makeover! We have a right of way over her tiny garden to get to ours so this week her dog has been unable to get out into their garden and she hasn't been able to put her washing out. Walling bricks, sand, cement, cement mixer, etc., have all been piled up in her little garden and all our apologies have been met with "Don't worry, it's fine". She has her hands full with nursing a very sick husband and baking for two local shops too. She's a lovely neighbour and we wouldn't want to live anywhere else! A very big bunch of flowers will be accompanying this card to show our appreciation for her patience and understanding.

For this card I have used:
5" square pearlescent card blank Cuttlebug embossed with Daisy Pattern and Swiss Dots folders
Image is a gorgeous freebie from Meljen's and coloured with Promarkers
Circles cut with Nesties
Mats are from card in my stash
Ribbon from QVC
Kanban Bling clear adhesive gems

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Fresh Brewed Thank You
Totally Papercrafts #31 - Clean and Simple
Crafty Emma's #1 - Anything Goes

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Hidden fairy

The image I've used on this card is one I chose as a prize for a recent challenge win.

I've used:
Image from The Stamping Boutique, coloured with Promarkers and the fairy's wings have been glittered with Ultra Fine Crystal glitter. Circle cut with Nesties.
Scalloped circle cut with Nellie Snellen's multiframe round die, and mats under blue card all from white glitter card from stash.
Blue card from stash and Cuttlebugged with D'vine Swirls folder.
DP is a freebie from Fred She Said
Large flowers are Prima, small one from Dunelm. The blue ones have been coloured with Promarkers and they're fixed together with a brad and glittered.
Ribbon from stash. Pearl buckle slider was part of a prize from Rainmac, thanks Sarah - I love it!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Craftalicious #6 - Pearls and Swirls
Creative Card Crew #17 - Sparkle and Shine
Stamp with Fun #73 - Card for a girl
A Pocket Full of Posies #5 - Winged Things
Flutterby Wednesday #119 - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me #11 - Petals and Pearls
Craft Your Days Away #2 - With Wings
Stamp and Create August Challenge - Flowers
Wild Orchid #4 - Make It Sparkle

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Anniversary card

There are a couple of family wedding anniversaries coming up so I'm getting organised now rather than have a mad rush at the time. This one is for my son and d-i-l.

I have used:
DP are MME and were from a freebie pack with a recent magazine
The pink dotty paper has been edged with Martha Stewart's Arch Lattice edge punch
Green card has been Cuttlebugged with Crafts Too Hearts embossing folder
Image is from Create4Fun, coloured with Promarkers and cut out with Nellie Snellen's multiframe oval die
Sentiment has been computer generated
Oval and scalloped oval cut with Nesties

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Pixie Dust Studio #36 - Polka Dots
Aly's Sunday Challenge #23 - Get Dotty
Lexi's Creations #21 - Emboss It
Penny's Paper Crafty #36 - Pink and Green
Your Next Stamp #23 - Bold, bright, summery colours

Purple Christmas!

I've already made blue, pink and red Christmas cards so I thought it was about time I made a purple one!

For this card I've used:
DP from DCWV Christmas stack
Image is Tilly Bauble 1 from Digital Doodling, coloured with Promarkers and I've added Ultra Fine Crystal glitter
Bow from stash
Scalloped mat cut with Nesties, coloured with Promarkers and edged with same glitter
Snowflakes have been cut on my Cuttlebug from pink and white glitter card from stash

I've printed the image twice and cut Tilly and the bauble hanger from the second image and 3D'd them.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Moving Along With The Times #60 - Glitter
Stamp Something August Digi Day - Use anything digi
Sew Many Challenges Christmas in August
Creative Card Crew Sparkle and Shine
The Crazy Challenge Christmas
The Creative Cottage #21 - Christmas
Craft Your Days Away #2 - Wings
Wild Orchid #4 - Make It Sparkle

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Luke's birthday

Oooh, a whole afternoon of crafting!!! I printed off some images, coloured them, cut them out, picked some papers and they've been put on one side for when I have some time later in the week.

I did manage to complete one card though, I wanted to get this done as it's my lovely grandson Luke's 15th birthday in a couple of weeks' time. They've just had a puppy, sister to ours, and they have an older dog too. I thought this image was perfect, it will certainly give him a laugh!

I managed to put the DP on skewiff so a rescue job was in order. I cut the front off and made an easel card - not the first time I've rescued a card that way!

I've used:
Image is from Penny Black, coloured with Promarkers and cut out with one of Nestie's Label dies, as was the brown mat behind
DP from Monti's Pixel Playground Dog and Cat set
Yellow and brown card for mats from stash
Card Candy coloured with Promarkers
Sentiment computer generated

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
The Stamp Man #3 - Easel card - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown #13 - More Than One Fold
Crafty Cardmakers #27 - Birthday
Digi Doodle Shop's Best #21 - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments #7 - Monochrome plus a hint of 1 colour
Charisma Cardz #33 - Die Cuts
Create4Fun #34 - Birthdays
Stampin' for the Weekend #45 - Anything Goes
Paper Cutz #55 - Anything Goes
Rosie D's #78 - One for the Boys
Aud Sentiments #9 - Anything Goes

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Christmas Card 3

This is the last card I made today and I think it's my favourite. I am struggling with this pack of blue Christmas papers but I do like this particular design.

DP is Dovecraft's Winter Wonderland
White glitter card is from DCWV Glitter Christmas Stack, scalloped square cut with Nesties and snowflakes with a die I bought with my Cuttlebug
Image from Pink Petticoat's Have An Ice Christmas set, coloured with Promarkers and Ultra Fine Crystal glitter has been used for the snowballs and snow
Card Candy from Craftwork Cards

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
I Did It Creations #17 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz #45 - Animals
Totally Gorjuss #43 - Aqua
Crafty Ann's #21 - Christmas in August
Passion for Promarkers #65 - Winter Blue
A Spoonful of Sugar #117 - Christmas in August
Sarah Hurley #4 - Animals
The ABC Challenge B is for Blue

Christmas card 2

This second card used the image that I saw on Scatty Jan's blog. I just fell in love with it and had to buy the set!

DP is from a DCWV Christmas set I bought last year and the burgundy glitter card, edged with Martha Stewart's Scallop Dot edge punch, was from the Glitter Christmas Stack that came in the same set, as was the matching sticky ribbon.
Image has been coloured with Promarkers to match two of the colours on the DP, Ultra Fine Crystal glitter has been used on the penguin's wings, the star and for the snow.
The snowflake and stars have been cut from white glitter card (DCWV Glitter Christmas Stack) with a die bought at the same time as my Cuttlebug last year.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Craft Your Days Away #1 - Favourite Things (one of my favourite things is Christmas, another is pink which is on the DP)
One Stitch At A Time #26 - Pack A Punch
Craft Your Passion #19 - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew Sparkle and Shine with TDS

Christmas card 1

Seeing as I'm on continual early shift with the new puppy, getting up at a time I haven't seen for a good few years, DH suggested I spend the whole afternoon card making as I haven't been able to do any for a few days. I didn't need telling twice as this morning I had a delivery of my new Nesties - squares and scalloped squares - and I couldn't wait to use them. I'm going to find them very useful, especially the plain ones as I never seem to be able to cut squares accurately.

After seeing a gorgeous image on Scatty Jan's blog last night, I went straight over to Pink Petticoat and bought the set. Now I have a great reason to make a start on my Christmas cards!

This first card is the only one I've done with traditional Christmas colours.
DP from Monti's Pixel Playground.
Image from Pink Petticoat's Have An Ice Christmas set and coloured with Promarkers.
Ultra Fine Crystal glitter on the hat's bobble, the star and for the snow.
Core'dinations Whitewash card has been Cuttlebugged with Snowflakes folder and sanded.
Green mat is the reverse of the same Whitewash card, cut with Nesties scalloped square.

This is my card for Artydoll's red and green challenge over at MSE.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

What a peach!

It's been a few days again since I've had time to make a card, and I saw these papers I had stored on my computer and it's a colour I've not used before. I made sure I had some Promarkers which complemented the paper then used this lovely Tilda image.

I've used:
DP from Summer Driggs
Black card for mats from stash
Tilda image coloured with Promarkers
Lace is from local shop
Flowers are Prima and some I got from Dunelm, fixed with brad from stash

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Cupcake Crafts #103 - Lace
Penny's Paper Crafty #35 - Anything Goes
Digi Doodle Shops Best #20 - Flowers
Wild Orchid #3 - One for the Girls

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

I've got a lovely award

I'm really pleased to receive this super Cherry On Top award from the lovely Rainmac and Gemma over at MSE. Thank you so much both.

I have to do 5 things:

1) Thank the person who passed on the award - thank you again Sarah and Gemma.

2) Post the award on my blog - done!

3) List 3 things I like about myself:
(i) I am friendly and accept people for who and what they are
(ii) I don't panic and can keep calm in most situations
(iii) I accept whatever life throws at me and get on with it

4) Post a picture I love

This is a rare picture of Paul, my lovely hubby of 42 years, goodness knows how he's put up with me all this time! This photo is on my bedside table. It was taken on holiday in November 2007 when we went to Western Australia just 3 months before he was diagnosed with a rare and incurable form of lymphoma. After two years of treatment we are both so grateful he is in remission and doing well.

I have to pass the award on to 5 people and they are:


Sunday, August 8, 2010

Sketch card

I've had a little break from puppy duties today as Paul was chief puppy watcher for a couple of hours this afternoon while I had a play, well it has been a week since I made a card so I thought it was time before I forgot how to do it!

This Sugar Nellie Daisy image is right at the top of my favourites list and I followed a sketch for the challenge at The Sugar Bowl.

The blue and floral papers are from Zoe Pearn
Pink paper used for mat and decorative strip are from Pink Petticoat
Decorative strip cut with Martha Stewart Garden Trellis punch
Green card for scalloped circle (cut with Nesties scalloped circle) is from DCWV Brights stack
Image is Sugar Nellie's Daisy, coloured with Promarkers
Card Candy coloured with Promarkers

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
The Sugar Bowl #40 - Do It Yourself - I have chosen Sketch 38
Crafty Ann's #20 - Lazy, Hazy Days of Summer
Crafty Cardmakers Spotlight Challenge - Punches (Martha Stewart Garden Trellis punch for decorative strip)
ABC Challenge A is for August
Creative Card Crew Cute and Girlie

Monday, August 2, 2010

My swap card from Dragonllew

Not made any cards due to puppy commitments but I just had to share this beautiful card I received today from Jenny for the texture swap on Crafty Place. Isn't it gorgeous!!! Sorry for the funny angle, it's my non-existent photographic skills, definitely not the card!

Jenny, I love this card, the colours are gorgeous, the image is one of my favourites and the flowers are beautiful. Thank you so much.