Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Happy 50th Birthday Saavy!

Hey, here is my Dad's 50th Pirate themed Birthday card (he loves Pirate of the Caribbean). I made it this morning as I thought I should probably get a move on as his Birthday is on Saturday!...Happy Birthday Dad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I started by colouring the image in with my promarkers and edging it with black ink. I backed this image with two different brown papers. I edged the backing card with brown ink and covered it with a creamy browny paper.
For the map backing, I printed a map onto printable fabric and stuck this onto card. I then used matches burnt two of the sides to give it a piraty effect! I edged the other two side with black ink to match the burnt sides. I attached this onto the backing card and attached my image on the right side of the card. I then used gold chipboard letters to spell DAD in the bottom left of the card. I stick 50! onto cream card and daubed the card brown; I raised this up onto the top left side of the card. To finish, I raised a skull and crossbones overlapped onto the 50! and attached a brad into the top corner of the image.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: -
promarker challenge - man/youth
charisma cardz - for a guy
red carpet studio challenge - disney challenge
crafty anns challenge - inspired by a film - Pirates of the Caribbean
crafty mess challenge - distressed/aged
oldie but a goodie challenge - inspired by a song

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Scarcrow Fall

Here is an autumn card I made using my new stamps that I won from winning a DRS designs challenge.
I stamped both the scarecrow and sentiment and coloured the scarecrow using my promarkers. I then edged the sentiment with orange ink and the scarecrow with gold ink. I backed the image with green card and the sentiment with green then yellow card.
I edged the backing card with yellow ink and covered it with orange holographic card. I covered the backing with two pieces of stripy orange and green ribbon. I attached my image and sentiment onto the card at angles and embellished it with gold fabric leaves. To finish, I then attached two embossed gold leaves from my stash.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: -
scrapbook stamp society - autumn - Ends 11th October

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Mousy Birthday Wishes

Hey, here is a quick card I made for my music lecturer at uni; shes great and has been so helpful, she will love this card!
I stamped the wooden Penny Black stamp and coloured it using my promarkers; my lecturer will love the different coloured mice :) I then edged it with turquoise ink and backed it with dark blue card. I covered the backing card with musical instrument paper and a strip of turquoise card down the side. I covered the bottom of the image backing with turquoise musical ribbon and attached the image at an angle onto the card. I raised a 'Birthday Wishes' greeting backed with dark blue card onto the top left corner of the card. I embellished it with four blue brads in the corners and musical note stickers overlapped onto the edge of the image.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: -
allsorts challenge - inspired by a song - Inspired by 'Three Blind Mice'
crafts 4 eternity - nursery rhymes - Inspired by 'Three Blind Mice'
polka doodle - inspired by a song title - Inspired by 'Three Blind Mice'

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Time To Call Tech Support

Hey, here is a card I made for the company I worked for over the summer. Vebox limited is my cousins business and I have had a great time working with them; for any computer parts you need take a look at their website: http://www.vebox.com/. - Thanks guys!!!! :D

I decided to make them a computer card with two Doodle Pantry digi images which mum hasn't used yet ;) I coloured the two images using copics markers (I left my promarkers at uni lol) and edged them with yellow ink.

I then backed them both with turquoise ink from mums scraps box and attached a strip of multicoloured beads across the bottom of the images. I used blue card for the base card and turquoise spotty/stripy paper for the backing which I also edged with yellow ink.
I made a tag from yellow card onto which I mounted my sentiment (also from doodle pantry). To this I added different coloured card candy and turquoise and brown spotty ribbon. I then raised the tag onto the centre of the card.
I added two corners to my images that I found im mums stash and also two yellow gems to the corners of the card.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: -
doodle pantry blog - digital challenge
aud sentiments challenge - something funny hunny
cards for men - going digital
crazy challenge - spots or stripes
forever friends challenge - colour pick
tuesday throwdown - corners
corrosive challenges by janet - animal companions

Pink Ribbon Creation

Hey, here is a card I made to support the Link up for Pink challenge. We got the template from a craft show and I've been wanting to try it.
Firstly I backed the card with pink paper which I edged with pink ink. I then tied pearlescent pink ribbon down the side of the card. I cut the size of my template onto white card and edged the with pink ink before backing it onto pale pink card. I attached this to my card and layed the template over the top. I then used Hotfix Rhinestones and Pearls together with the Hotfix applicator to make the breast cancer ribbon logo. To finish, I stamped 'The Power of Pink' sentiment into white card with a boarder around it and cut this into a circle. To finish I inked this with pale pink ink and raised it up off centre of my card.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: -
link up for pink - challenge 6
oozak - sparkle
southern girls - bling bling
paper-crafting journey - use a sentiment
avadares challenge - make it sparkle
that craft place - bling it on
word art wednesday - friends

Monday, 27 August 2012

Best Friends Until Forever

Hey, made this card to write a note in for my friend who is away at university. I stamped the image at a friends house as I thought it was very cute :)
I stamped the image which contained the sentiment and coloured it using my promarkers. I then cut it into a scalloped boarder and edged it with pink ink. I cut a second scalloped backing for the image from yellow paper.
I used a scalloped edged card blank which I backed with pink paper and then stripey paper. I tied yellow spotty ribbon down the side of the card and attached pink flowery ribbon across the bottom. I attached a yellow and pink flower with smaller rose flowers in the centre to the bottom of the card and two pink gems to the corners of the yellow backing. To finish, I cut two butterflies from metallic pink card and slotted them onto the image corner and yellow backing...simple but lovely!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: -
365 cards - stand out stripes
cc monthly challenge - best friends
little claires designs - best friends
pile it on challenge - I spy something with P
flutterby wednesdays - friendship




Sunday, 19 August 2012

Balloon Love

Hey, here is a card I made with a free stamp I won at a show :) It also matches the DRS Designs challenge which is balloons.
I stamped the gorjuss image and coloured it using my promarkers. I kept the colour scheme to blue as this is one of my favourite colours. I cut the image into an oval, sanded the edge and inked it blue. I then cut a blue spotty paper for the backing of my card and inked the edge dark blue.
I then embossed a piece of dark blue card with a circles embossing folder. I then backed this with silver card and sanded the edge of both before inking them blue. I attached my image and then made a blue bow for the bottom right hand corner. I added a 'With Love to You' sentiment backed with pale blue and raised this up in the top left corner. To finish, I added four silver circle embellishments with blue star card candy in the centre of two of the circles.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: -
drs designs blog - balloons
twisted tuesday challenges - are you blue
my heart pieces digital stamp challenge - fav colour
deep ocean challenge - deep blue
charisma cardz - monochrome
sir stampalot challenge - Take flight

Everyone Deserves A Fairytale

Hey, here is a card I made with a new stamp from my birthday; it is called Lucy by Kraftin Kimmie Stamps. I made this card with Shabby Tearoom challenge in mind.
I stamped the image in black and coloured her using promarker and copics pens. I also stamped and coloured two little books to add extra. I then cut her into a rounded boarder and inked the edge aqua.
I decided to make an easel card, so after folding the backing so the front stands up, I chose my papers. I backed the card with pink flowers paper and mounted the image on aqua paper. I inked round the edge of the baking card with pale pink ink and edged the papers with pink and aqua respectively. I then built up two flowers for opposite corners with pink and aqua flowers, in the centre of which I mounted a book. To finish the front, I added two sticky swirls which I topped with dark pink, aqua and pale pink velvet crush; I topped these off with rainbow drops.
I then worked on the flat base of my card; I backed it with pale pink card which I edged aqua. I cut out my 'Everyone Deserves A Fairytale' headline and inked this pale pink and aqua. I mounted it on pink, aqua and cream patterned papers and added a crushed velvet strip along the bottom of the pink backing; I then raised this onto the pink backing paper. I added two rainbow drops to the top corners of the pink backing so the front of my card has them to sit against when stood up. I added three more crushed velvet swirls and two flowers to make the base more exciting and finally attached both pieces together. Lovely :)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: -
the shabby tea room - for the love of books
sassy cheryls challenge - fav colour combo
wags n whiskers rubber stamps - fav colour combo
ready teddy go - anything goes
word art wednesday - word art wednesday
house of gilli - add sentiment

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Birthday Boy Wishes

Hey, here is a card I made for a little boy with the DRS designs challenge 'Wheels' in mind; I also used all paper scraps to make this it :)

Firstly, I stamped the image from Ladybug Crafts Ink and coloured it using copics markers. I then cut him into a rectangle, rounded the corners and inked the edge brown. I then cut a larger blue backing which I also inked brown. I backed the card with brown patterned paper and cut three brown and blue rectangles to sit vertically down the card which I backed with navy blue card. I chose a 'Brithday Wishes' sentiment and backed this with navy and red card. To finish, I added three buttons tied with brown twine down the edge with the blue image backing.
 I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: -
drs designs blog - wheels
2 sisters challenge blog - on the farm
pause dream enjoy challenges - around the farm
great impressions stamps - animal
created with love challenges - birthday
hiding in my craft room - super scraps
wags n whiskers rubber stamps - birthday
scrap creations - kids theme

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Aria Di Colorature

Hey, here is a card I made for a friend using a new stamp set I got for my birthday.
Firstly, I chose three corresponding papers; I then cut them to size and roughed the edged. I attached them folding the corners over a little. I then stamped the music notes and flourishes in burgundy red and olive inks. I then stamped and cut round the butterfly and curved and raised the wings. I attached two red flowers with a brown flower brad in the centre near the butterfly. To make the keyboard strip, I stamped the keyboard in olive and edged it with red ink. For the chipboard embellishment, I inked both parts up with brown and red inks; I stamped the sentiment 'Aria Di Colorature' inside the embellishment and finished it with two small brown brads in the chipboard border.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: -
sir stampalot challenge - take flight
sweet stamps blog - stamped background


Friday, 10 August 2012

Life Is Beautiful

Hey, here is a generic card I made just incase I ever need one in an emergency. I used a new stamp that I bought from a show for just £1!!!!!...Very impressed :)
I stamped my image in black and coloured it using my promarkers. I then cut her into an oval and edged her with pink grapefruit ink. I then cut a yellow backing oval for the image which I edged with red ink. To make the backing paper for my card I used a new technique I picked up. I embossed a piece of white card with a Creative Expressions Flowers Mask and used the Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink to colour the card. I then  embossed the card with clear embossing powder and heated it from the back to give a smoother finish; while the embossing powder was still soft I brushed peach melba mica powder onto the backing and re-heated it. I am very impressed with the way it looks. I edged this with red ink and backed it with orange paper. I attached orange flowery ribbon across the top and lefthand side of the card and used a hat embellishment on the crossover. I built up flowers to embellish the card and from the two top ones I attached flower and butterfly metal charms with ribbon so they hang out the bottom. To finish, I stamped one of my new Alleyway sentiments 'Life is beautiful' with a speech bubble (which I won as a prize off a different card) and inked this up with red yellow and pink grapefruit.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: -

Watermelon Birthday

Hey, here is a card I made for the Little Red Wagon challenge using a watermelon picture as inspiration. I have had this Sarah Kay image for about a year and never used it so i'm very pleased to have found a challenge which fits it so fully.
Firstly, I stamped the image and coloured it using copics markers. I then rounded the corners with a corner punch and edged the image using pale green ink. I then cut a pink backing for the image using one of mums dies.
Next, I edged my backing card with pale pink ink and backed it with darker green paper. I then used pale pink and pale green papers ontop of the green backing. I used a butterfly punch down the edge of the pink paper which I emphasised with pink ink and attached green spotty ribbon down the join of the two papers.
I found an 'On Your Birthday' sentiment which I cut a second backing circle for and inked pink. I then hung a leaf charm off the sentiment. I cut two pink butterflies from the Cheery Lynn designs exotic butterfly die cut set; I then embossed one with pink and green embossing powders and layered them ontop of each other with a pink gem in the centre. For the flowers and leaves, I used the Marianne Creatables, Tim Holtz Alterations and Joy Craft Floral Flourishes die cut sets. I inked these up with green and pink inks, curved the petals and layered them up with a small flower brad in the centre. I added three little flowers to the top of the sentiment with a small round brad in and to finish, I added a pink gem to the corners of the green backing.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges: -
little red wagon - watermelon
crop stop - fruitalicious
always crafting - food
incy wincy designs - sugar and spice
love to create challenge - punches and dies
simon says stamps challenge - bingo
tuesday alchemy - bingo
pile it on challenge - add some metal
cute daisy may - die cuts and punches
divas by design challenge - female
by the cute and girly - fruity
trimmies craft challenge - add a charm


Monday, 6 August 2012

Doggy Days

Hey, here is a card I made of our Doggy Monty :) Hes well cute and I thought hed like to be entered in the DRS designs challenge 'Show us your dogs'. Fistly, I cut his picture out into a circle and cut and embossed him with a cream and a brown circle. I then stamped the others three images and cut and embossed them in the same fashion with different brown and red backings. I edged these stamped images with browns and red ink. I then backed my backing card with red card then brown raised dots card. I arranged my circles so they all overlap each other and attatched doggy ribbon across the bottom of the card. I chose the sentiment from an old pack mum had; thought it was so funny :) I backed this onto cream, red and brown card and raised it onto the top right hand corner of the card.
To finish the card, I used a bone shaped paper clip on the corner of the sentiment and four doggy buttons around the card. Hehe how cute does Monty look :D
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: -

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Olympic Football

Hey, here is an Olympic card I made to support the great Team GB :) I made a male card (I always neglect male cards) in red, white and blue.
I stamped the papermania pastimes image in black and coloured him in using promarkers. I then cut him into a scalloped boarder and edged the image with blue ink. I then cut a red backing and also edged this with the scalloped edge. Next, I cut a piece of blue stripy paper to back half the red edge; down the side of this I used a stripe of red glitter.










I used a red card blank which I topped with a union jack flag paper from the forever friends best of British paper pad. I edged the paper with red ink. I tied red and blue ribbon crossed down the left hand side of the card finishing with a knot. I attached a union jack button to the top corner of the image and blue, red and white card candy in the corner of the card. To finish, I added a union jack bow with two hat pins and red white and blue beads.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: -
st lukes charity cards challenge - going for gold
craft your days away - olympic dreams
jelly park challenges - olympic fever
scrappy frogs challenge - red white and blue - Ends 6th August
pixie dust studio pixie challenge - wins gold
sj papercrafts - olympics
the squirrel and the fox - make it sporty
365 cards - olympic rings

Friday, 3 August 2012

Christmas Present Box

Hey, here is my latest project; a gift box for a present. I used the template from Creations by AR and I think the result is very sweet.

Firstly, I cut round the template to make each section from turquoise card. I then scored each part and built them up to make the case, box and drawer. I also rounded the corners of the outer case.

Next, I used the template to cut three sections of red card; the front and back panels and spine. I then chose my patterned paper. Cutting them just smaller then the red template, I used a Christmas toys paper which combined the red and turquoise theme.

Before adding the outer panels, I chose a red spotty ribbon and attached this round the outer panel with spare at the ends to tie the box together. I then attached the panels.


To finish the outer case, I added a raised decoupaged Christmas bear with a Santa sack, to keep in with the presents theme. I also used an 'It's Christmas!' sentiment tag backed with turquoise card and embellished with red ribbon which I raised with sticky pads.
For the inside, I used acetate to make the window to view a present through and added peel off candy canes to the boarder. To the drawer I added a red spotty ribbon loop tab to make the drawer easier to pull out.
I would like to enter this project into the following challenges: -

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Cold Hands, Warm Hearts

Hey, made this christmas card the other day; think its very cute :)
I stamped this wooden image at a friends house and coloured it using promarkers. I added glamour dust to create the snow and edged the image with red ink. I backed the image with green glittery card. To the image I added three tabs, which I inked with green ink and slotted these into the green backing.
I then added red snowflake paper to the backing card and attatched the image on a slant. I added white ribbon down the side of the card and a metal snowman to the top righthand corner of the image. I used three red and white heart brads which I attached to the green tabs. To finish, I added two red and green flowers with a white snowflake in the center of each.
 I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: -

Monday, 30 July 2012

The Power Of Pink

Hey, here is another card for the Link Up For Pink challenge. The layout follows a sketch designed for this challenge.
I used the Loobyloo Digital Designs Caring Bear image and coloured it using pro markers. I then cut and embossed this into a scalloped edge shape and edged the image with pink ink. I used glossy accents for the ribbon on the images' shirt. I then chose my papers and used a pink one for the backing of the card and a brown flowery one for the backing rectangle as shown on the sketch. I backed my image with vanilla paper and used brown and pink flowery ribbon across the bottom of the card. To finish, I dusted a cream flower with pink ink and mounted the sentiment 'The Power Of Pink' into the centre across the corner of the image. I added four flowers down the right hand side of the image and added pink pearls to the flowers and the brown backing rectangle. Lovely :)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: -
link up for pink - sketch challenge
do you stack up - for a friend
little miss muffet challenges - neopoliton icecream
moving along with the times - pink pearly and pretty
the sisterhood of crafters - diamonds pearls and lace
pile i ton challenge - cute

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Nativity Christmas

Hey, here is a Christmas card I made; it follows the traditional theme and is a cute image :)
I stamped the image, which is brand new and coloured it using promarkers. I then edged the image with brown colourbox ink. I backed this onto gold card and attached brown and gold stars ribbon down the edge of the gold card. I then mounted brown paper onto my card blank, followed by a Christmas music notation paper which I inked lightly with brown. I then attached my image and used three brown gems in the corners of the image and card. I stamped the 'Wishing You A Merry Christmas' sentiment and cut it and embossed it into a circle. I edged this with a light brown ink before backing it onto a larger brown circle. To finish I attached a bow to the top left corner and a metal star into the centre of the sentiment circle.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: -
crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge - twinkle twinkle
delightful sketches - christmas in july
send a smile 4 kids challenge - christmas in july
totally gorjuss - its christmas
cc monthly challenge - ho ho ho christmas
crimbo crackers - animals
 shellys images blog - christmas in july
forever friends challenge blog - christmas in july

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Snowboarding Christmas

Hey, here is a christmas card I made for a snowboarding friend, quite pleased with how it turned out :)


Firstly, I stamped the Stamping Bella image 'Daisyboard' and painted it using watercolours. I cut the image in a rectangle and edged it using lilac ink. I then edged the image with silver holographic card.
Next I cut a dark purple rectangle to attach to the lilac backing card. I then cut a rectangle of snowflake patterned vellum and attached this to the dark purple. I used purple spotty ribbon up the side of the card. I used a 'Happy christmas' sentiment with a silver gem to embellish; I then inked up a lilac snowflake and attached this too with a silver gem. To finish, I used pink and purple card candy across the top and bottom of the card.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: -
christmas stampin - vellum
the squirrel and the fox - christmas in july
lollipop crafts - christmas in july
hooked on craft challenges - christmas in july
ladybugs crafts ink challenge blog - christmas in july
holly jolly christmas challenge - acrostic christmas
craft door magazine - christmas in july
cc monthly challenge - ho ho ho christmas
annabelle stamps - say it with snowflakes

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Hope, Love, Faith, Courage

Hey, here is a card I made this morning for the Link up for Pink challenge. I cut out and built up the LoubyLoo Pink Ribbon Boo Bear image to make it 3D. I cut a black edge for the image and a pink backing paper for the card. I then edged the image, backing card and backing paper with pink colour box ink. I tied pink ribbon up the side of the card. To finish, I attached four pink flowers with different spotty and heart brads in the centres.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: -

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Life's too Short to Act Normal

Hey, here is a very pink card I enjoyed making; I made it to enter in the Cards Galore challenge, pinks and purples.


I printed this digi from Meljens Designs and coloured him using promarkers. I then cut and embossed him using Xcut nesting dies.
I used holographic purple card to back the image, and used pink and pink swirly papers to back the card and layer the colours up. I stamped the 'Life's too short to act normal!' sentiment onto pale pink and backed it with park pink card. I raised this up on the edge of the image and gave the cat a bowtie. To finish, I used different shades of pink and purple card candy to embellish :)
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: -
cards galore challenges - pinks and purples
cc monthly challenge - time to embellish
divas by design challenge - to die for
crafty sentiments - bright colours
do you stack up - inspired by a movie

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Christmas Teddy Bear

Hey, here is a second Christmas card I made while away :)

I stamped this Lili of the Valley image and painted it using Twinkling H2Os. I then edged and embossed it using a scalloped die and edged the image with green ink.
I then backed the card using green and white robin papers, and backed the image with a red paper. I tied green snowflake ribbon down the right hand side of the card and attached a sentiment to the bottom right corner. To finish this card I stuck on three green hotfix  gems in the corners of the red backing paper. Pretty :)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: -
crimbo crackers - anything goes
christmas blog challenge - christmas teddy
little miss muffet challenges - loads of layers
the dutch magnolia chickies - Holiday
jandccreationschallenge - animal antics

Friday, 22 June 2012

Holly Fairy


Hey, had a lovely week in the caravan making crafty things :) Here is my holly fairy: -

I printed this cutie digi from Tiddly Inks and coloured her using copics and promarker pens. I cut her out using with a square edge blade and edged her using Brilliance Gold ink.


I started by edging the sides of the card blank with gold ink. I then cut green holly paper for the backing and cut the right hand edge using a woodware holly border punch. I then cut two flourishes using the Joy Crafts floral flourishes die. I coloured these using green and gold inks. I backed the image with red and green and put one flourish behind the image and the other over the bottom corner. I attached the sentiment and brad and a holly brad in the other corners. To finish, I attached gold, green and red gems to the holly and flourishes.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: -
crimbo crackers - anything goes
crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge - things with wings
holly jolly christmas challenge - die cuts and punches
tsg clear stamps - winged things
great impressions stamps - die cuts or punches

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Just For You Dad

Hey, decided i'd better make dad's Fathers Day card before it arrives :) Tehe he will love it!
I printed my Fizzy Moon, All About Him image and coloured him using my new promarkers!! I then cut him into a book shape and inked round the edge with Brilliance Sky Blue ink. I inked the edge of my card blank with darker blue ink and covered it with blue checked paper, overlapping the folded edge. I edged my image with dark blue and attatched this on a diagonal. I used blue ribbon across the bottom of the card with a pale blue bow and attatched blue buttons to the corners of the image and card. I embossed a swirly arrow with cosmic shimmer light and dark blue embossing powders and attatched this to the top lefthand corner of the image. To finish, I raised the two blue sentiments 'Just for you dad' and 'When I grow up I want to be just like you' on the card. Quick but lovely :)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: -
forever friends challenge - one for the boys
truly madly crafty challenges - monochromatic
penny black - all m favourite things
cards for men - fathers day
love to create challenge - fathers day
pennys challenges - i love you dad
dutch dare card challenges - just for dad
4 crafty chicks - monochromatic

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Got Fight

Hey, made this card yesterday for the Link Up For Pink challenge; it has to be a breat cancer card, and be PINK :)

I printed a the digi image, which is free off the link up for pink blog, and coloured her using promarker and copics pens. I cut her out using the Go Kreate rectanglar farme frilly. I edged her using bright pink ink.

I also printed the 'Got Fight' and pink loop sentiment and cut those to match the image. I then found papers from mums scraps box. I used a pink one for the backing of the card, and black for two diagonal strips across the backing. I then raised the two sentiments up in opposite corners. I used a black and pink flower, with a white and pink brad in the centre, and to finish I attatched a pink loop eyelet. A great card for a great cause!
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: -

link up for pink - challenge no 2
tammy scrapin corner - for the girls
ooh-la-la-creations challenges - make it girly
shellys images blog - you pick two
one stitch at a time challenge - use a digi

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Bear Birthday Boy

Hey, here's another creation of mine, this time for Ozzy in our family, he will be 2 this year :)

I started by stamping wooden Forever Friends image and colouring it with promarkers. I then cut and embossed it using Xcut nesting dies.



I chose my backing paper and papers to match and cut two to back the image on a slant. I used a third paper in the bottom righthand corner.

I used blue ribbon down the lefthand side of the card and attatched two cardboard buttons tied with blue string. I used a 'Birthday Boy' sentiment by Hunkydory crafts which I raised in the bottom right corner. I then cut out a number two and embossed it using two different cosmic shimmer embossing powders. To finish, I added pale blue stones to the sentiment and corners of the image.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: -
forever friends challenge - One for the boys
dis digi designs challenge - male inspired
ready teddy go challenge - one for the boys
jelly park challenges - boy crazy
the stampman challenges - make it for a man
fairytale challenge blog - boys/men
lexis creations - male/boy
little claires designs - male
patties creations challenge - for a guy

Monday, 4 June 2012

Thank You Flower Pot

Hey, only just found time to make a card while taking a break from revising for exams. This is for the lady who lives next door to my student house and shes been so lovely and supporting to us.
I started by colouring the image, a Tiddly Inks Digi image, with promarkers. I then edged her with Versamagic pixie dust ink. I chose papers from a pile of scraps; edged the image with yellow paper and attached my backing papers. I cut a flower circle using a Fiskers punch and used this to pop out from behind my image. I used homemade flowers backed with yellow and pink flowers to embellish, as well as pink lace and matching card candy. I used a 'Thank You' sentiment, which I raised up onto the image. To finish, I cut a butterfly using Cheery Lynn Designs Exotic Butterfly dies, and embossed it using three different cosmic shimmer embossing powders ...Hopefully the lady next door will love it :)
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: -
tiddly inks challenge - flowers
i love promarkers challenge - use a digi
come and get it challenges - flowers and butterflies
crazy 4 challenges - butterfies
crafty anns challenge - flowers and butterflies
sentimental sundays - show me your spots
shellys images blog - you pick two
one stitch at a time challenge - use a digi

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Mouseeey Seasons Greetings

Hey, made this card today; after a hectic week at uni it was nice to do some craft :)

I coloured this little cutie using promarkers to fit the Crimbo Crackers colour combo challenge. I used glamour dust for the snow. I cut and embossed him using the Spellbinders Nestabilities Big Scalloped Squares set. I then edged the image using Brilliance pearlescent poppy ink.

I used the sketch challenge from Christmas Card Challenges for the layout of my card. I chose two papers, red and beige, for the backing of my card; I also edged my card with poppy ink. I then chose a red snowflake paper for the length of the card and edged this using brown card. For the width of the card, I chose a brown and white snowflake paper and edged this with copper card. I attached these on along with the image and added embellishments to finish.

I used a 'Seasons Greetings' sentiment from mums stash (hehe thanks!) and also a brown bow. I used the Spellbinders Shapeabilities create a flake one set to create the snowflakes. I embossed these using Stamp-n Stuff red dragon, Heat It Up gold, Allnight Media satin pearl and Ranger copper powders. I raised these up to add extra dimension. To finish, I used brown and red gems in the centres of the snowflakes and on the bottom of the card.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges: -
christmas card challenges - sketch
crimbo crackers - colour theme
52 christmas card throwdown - embossing
abc christmas challenge - j is for jingle bells
house of gilli - die cuts/punches
sassy cheryls challenge - whats your colour
aud sentiments - any sentiment
charisma cardz - no flowers allowed
karens doodles netherlands challenge - white plus two colours

Monday, 21 May 2012

British Special Day

Hey, made this card today...love the new Olympic things :) And love the coin I found in my stash! (yes mine not mums!)

I coloured this Penny Black image with promarkers and copics pens. I cut it into a Go Kreate's rectangular frame Frilly #1 and edged it with blue ink. I cut a backing paper from the Forever Friends Best of British Designstax for the base of the card. I also edged the edge of the base card with blue ink. I stuck the image to one side and a sentiment on the other. I backed the 'On Your Special Day' sentiment with red card and raised it with foam tape. I used red ribbon with white lace on top across the bottom of the card and attached round silver and heart red gems alternately. I then embellished the card with a red bow on the image. I embossed an arrow with Cosmic Shimmer Tropic Aqua Blaze embossing powder and attached that under the bottom of the sentiment. To finish, I stuck on a coin and two buttons from the Papermanic Portobello Road WW1 mini buttons set.
I would like to enter this challenge in the following challenges: -

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Happy Birthday Dragon

Hey, already had this little cutie coloured so decided to make him up to fit the My Crafty Creations challenge using green and purple.


I used a free digi image from a magazine and coloured it using promarkers. I then edged him using Brilliance pearlescent purple ink and backed him onto green. I cut a backing mount for him from holographic purple card and using go Kreate's retangular frame Frilly #1.


I then cut my backing from green paper and edged this using Momento grape jelly ink. I embossed a Tim Holtz Alterations Elegant Flourish using Heat It Up purple and lilac embossing powders and used this to imitate fire in the top corner of the card. I stuck the image to the bottom right corner of the card.



For embelishments, I used lilac ribbon with a green ribbon slide diaganally across the corners of the card. I then added the sentiments Happy Birthday in one corner and May Your Wishes Come True in the other. I added a green balloon brad to the corner of the image. Finally, I added green beads to a purple heart Hobbyhouse pin and inserted this under the image along with a green bow. Very cute :)



I would like to enter this card in the following challenges: -
craft your passion - colour combo
alota rubber stamps - tic tac toe
bearly mine challenges - dies
cute card thursday - touch of sparkle
joanna sheen challenge - happy birthday
the paper shelter - birthday cards with a sentiment

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Let It Snow Man!

Hey had time to make a Christmas card earlier today before uni got to work now so gonna post this quickly!!! :)

Firstly, I coloured the snowman image with promarkers and used glamour dust for the snowman's body. I cut the image into an oval shape and edged the oval with red copics pen.

I then cut a green snowman backing paper to match the image and edged it with Brilliance galaxy gold ink. I used gold ribbon down the side of the card and stuck red and white mini buttons on top. At the bottom a used a gold, red and silver christmas tree plaque to match with the traditional colour scheme. I raised the image with foam tape and attached a Christmas tree brad in the top corner. To finish, I used a red and silver oval with the sentiment 'Dreaming of a white Christmas'. Another simple card but it's a cute image.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges: -
christmas blog challenge - frosty snowman
crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge - traditional christmas-
phindys place challenge - christmas in may
sparkles forum christmas challenge - christmas tree

Monday, 14 May 2012

Music

Hey, back at uni now so less time to craft :( Did get time today to make this card though...no particular theme but will use it to write to Granny and Grandad with :)

Quite a quick project but it looks pretty. I started with the plaque I have used for the main backing, then backed it with orange card. I edged the orange with Brilliance jumbo java ink and edged the backing card with Brilliance mango madness ink. I then used Musical Notes Adhesive Ribbons across the bottom of the card.
To embellish the card, I used a yellow flower with a card candy centre in the top corner, and three card candy in the bottom corner. I then placed three flowers to the edge of the card with another card candy in the centre. To finish, I used a Heart Hobby House pin with clear beads on and a metal violin charm.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges: -
drs designs blog - music for soul
the sister hood of crafters - may flowers
crafty ribbons challenge - flowers