Friday, 27 August 2010

Christmas Card Challenge

A sweet stamp set I received free with a Magazine last year I think. Bentley Bear and friend sledging, so cute. The papers are from a Papermania Forever Friends Christmas pad and have a nice texture. I finished it off with some organza ribbon and a pearl ribbon slider.

I have entered this in a challenge over at Creative Inspirations where the theme is Christmas cards.

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Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge

Another new challenge over at Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge blog, this week the theme is sparkle. My sister gave me some of these lovely sparkly dew drop sprays and white roses from Wild Orchid and I have used them on my card.

I thought a blue theme would suit this skating Tilda image and had fun colouring her in shades of blue. I wanted to use up some scraps so found 3 different papers that all went together. I finished it off with lots of star dust stickles.

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Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Basic Grey

A simple card for the Basic Grey Challenge blog, the theme is to use fabric on your card. Sadly I have no proper fabric bits but thought tulle might pass, I hope so. I attached the bow with a big blingy brad and used the beautiful Basic Grey Scarlett's Letter paper. I like how the flourish in the right corner of the paper was very similar to one of my Stampin Up sets.

The middle panel of paper I covered with some glittered vellum for a bit of interest. A very quick card to make.
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Monday, 23 August 2010

Lili of the Valley Challenge

Here is my card for the Lili of the Valley challenge, using a sketch by Bev Rochester. The stamp is the very cute Tea Party, I followed a tutorial on the Lili of the Valley site for blending a colour into white using promarkers.

I used my Xcut punches to make the flowers and my Stampin Up Jewellery tag punch and stamps for the sentiment.

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Thursday, 19 August 2010

What are little girls made of?

This is my entry for another couple of fun challenge one on the Docrafts Forum, OTT Tilda, and the challenge on the Secret Crafter's blog, what are little girls made of. I am a kind of less is more gal (really!) so find it quiet difficult to pile on the embellies, I went for an OTT bow. Girlie pink and lots of glitter of course.

I made this into an easel card to get more room to play. The papers are from an old SEI paper pack. The first time I have used my labels 10 nesties as well.

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Wednesday, 18 August 2010

2 Challenge Cards Today

First picture is the outside of a gatefold card for a Gorjuss Girls challenge over on the Docrafts site. There are lots of challenges hosted by members of the forum and a great selection of themes/styles. I used those fab papers again from My Minds Eye which were a freebie with Cardmaking and Papercrafts magazine a few issues ago.
I decorated the inside of the card to match, the stamp was yet another freebie, a subscription gift from Craft Stamper Mag (quiet some time ago). I coloured in with promarkers and paper pieced the dress. Paper piecing is one of my favourite techniques and helps if you find colouring large areas tricky (like me). Lots of gems in the centre of the flowers and my flourish punch finished off the design. The card is a mini card at only 10.5 cm square but very cute all the same!

My next challenge was again on Docrafts for a black, white and silver floral card. You could not use ribbon, so I used my Stampin Up eyelet border punch and some black and white paper for the bottom of the card. My Stampin up oval punches and matching stamp set were used for the greeting. This card took very little time to make, one of those designs that just came together and I am very pleased with the result. I finished it with stickles and black glitter.

The stamp is a well loved favourite from Stampendous.

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Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Millie in the Garden

I Borrowed this pretty Wild Rose Studio stamp from my sister, thanks Karen! She has a brand new blog, My crafty cupboard so please go over and take a look, I have a link on my blog list.

I love green and pink together so found some papers and came up with this. The papers are from a Forever Friends paper pack I think. I coloured in with Promarkers and paper pieced the dress. Finally lots of flowers with stickles Star Dust and and an organza bow. I felt it looked a bit bland to tell the truth, so I also finished off with some faux black stitching to give a bit more contrast.

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Monday, 16 August 2010

New Baby

I saw this Wild Rose Studio stamp and thought he was so cute and would make a really sweet image for a baby card. I used my Stampin Up jewellery tag punch and tiny tags sentiments and added a tiny button.

I felt there was a lot of white space around the sheep so punched out some tiny flowers with my old and trusty xcut flower punch. I have inked the edges of the nesties circle and then gone over with Star Light stickles.

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Sunday, 15 August 2010

Gem of a Challenge

I followed the sketch over at the Pink Gem Challenge blog, what a fun sketch. I had this freebie Pink Gem stamp from a back issue of Craft Stamper Mag, so used it for my image. I have used a mixture of roses from Wild Orchid crafts and Hobbycraft and my Martha Stewart Punches. The sentiment is from a Stampin Up Set, and I used my Papermania Build a Brad set to make a custom brad. The papers are from the lovely Summer Bloom pack by Papermania as well.

I added some Start Light stickles around the image for a bit of bling

I will be back later with a New Baby card.

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Thursday, 12 August 2010

Lili of the Valley

Here is my entry to the sketch challenge over at Lili of the Valley, just love this cat! I used a my minds eye paper pack I got as a freebie with Cardmaking and Papercrafts magazine a few issues ago. I love these colours together. Again I used some flowers from Wild Orchid crafts kindly donated by my sister Karen, thanks sis. I added a bit of glitter just to bling them up.
Sorry about the photo quality, I have lost my photo editor programme and don't know how to get it back, but will keep trying!

Hope you like it and I will be back again soon with some cards from my last set of demonstrations.

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Wednesday, 11 August 2010

New Challenge Blog

Managed to grab some 'me' time in the last couple of days and made some cards just because I wanted to not 'cos I needed to for a commission or for a demo (fun though that is). I have had this Wild Rose studio stamp for a while, I have a teenage daughter and thought it would be a good one to keep on hand. Wild Orchid crafts, the peeps that do the lovely embellishments and flowers - they now have a challenge blog so this is my entry, the theme, Its a Girl Thing. My lovely sister, Karen, gave me some roses she bought from Wild Orchid and they are lovely, I inked the edges to match my card and added some strawberry frost glitter. The dress is paper pieced to match the card.
I have another challenge card for Lili of the Valley to upload tomorrow so hope you can pop back.
thanks for looking