Friday, 25 December 2009
Monday, 21 December 2009
Woke up in a really good mood this morning and got a card made before the rest of the house woke up.
I'm trying to use up as much of my Christmas stuff as possible, because I know that next year I will have to buy some of the yummy new stuff that is out. The stamp I have used is from Penny blacks "Jolly Folly" and has been really underused.
The charm and snowflakes were originally silver coloured, but with a bit of magic (other wise known as a Krylon pen) I got them to match. I'm getting better with the stripes now, so hopefully there wont be too much left over at the end of the season.
Hope you all have a good day.
Saturday, 19 December 2009
I had to use one of my ink pads to hold the card closed in order to get a good picture.
Word of advice...... if you are going to cut through five layers of paper and card, be prepared to have a go with a sharp craft knife to get your aperture to pop out cleanly. I think I have now worked out the limits of my nesties.
I got the stamp free with a magazine and he has had quite a few outings all ready. I inked the edges with Tim Holtzs Aged Mahogany distress ink as the white was glaring at me a bit.
The sketch for this card came from this weeks challenge over at MAWTT. They also wanted us to include a bear in the design. I also noticed that the aperture fits the bill for the challenge over at Cute Card Thursday
Friday, 18 December 2009
My mojo has taken a vacation to warmer climes without letting me know, so I have been blog hopping for inspiration. On my travels I came across a blog called Whiff of Joy Tutorials and Inspiration There are so many great ideas to look at on there.
The pink text paper came from a HOTP paper pack that I bought years and years ago. The chocolate shiny paper was bought around the same time. The chocolate ribbon I bought earlier this year on a ribbon buying binge and the snowflake (originally silver, but coloured with a Krylon pen) is an Anitas dimention sticker which I bought in September. I have added dots of glitter glue all over the image to represent snow.
I really hope she likes it. Took me ages as it was my first time doing this type of card. The ones I have seen made by other people are gorgeous.
Sunday, 13 December 2009
I'm entering this card for the "3 snowflakes challenge" over at Dotties World
Saturday, 12 December 2009
Sunday, 6 December 2009
The sketch is my interpretation of this weeks sketch at The Crafty Pad and I think that this one will also fit the "Swirly Girly" challenge over at Cute Card Thursday and "the Glitzy somethings" challenge over at Stamp Something.
I'm surprised that I haven't gotten fed up of making Christmas cards after having started them in June, but there is so much out there to play with and I don't think that I bought even half of what I liked.
I'm off to see if I can get one more card in before I start the ironing.
Hope you all had a good weekend.
I tend to stay away from stripey paper as I am always scared that the card will look to cluttered. The image I have used is not too complex, so I think I got away with it. I love Gorjuss girl stamps and this one has probably had the most use out of all of the ones that I own.
I made this card in response to the challenge over at Totally Gorjuss
I've made a number of cards over the last few months for the festive season, but I have only just started making for friends that I work with. This one is only the fourth, so I still have quite a few to make.
I used as many of my favourite things as I could on this card. My favourite colour is purple (you might of noticed from some of my earlier cards lol) I love working with gems, charms and ribbon (I actually have trouble completing a card without some ribbon on it somewhere). I also played with my favourite colour distress ink - Dusty Concord. The only things missing were vellum, nesties and acetate, but I couldn't figure out how to fit them into the design.
The design of this card came from this weeks challenge at Papertake Weekly and I will also be entering this card for the following challenges:
A Spoon full of sugar who asked for a Christmas card with no red or green
Allsorts who asked us to use purple (that was easy)
Paperplay who also asked for a Christmas card with no red or green
And Penny Black who asked us for a girly Christmas card. I have used a Christmas tree stamp from their Jolly Follies collection.
Here is to a day of more crafting. I'm off in search of coffee now.
Saturday, 28 November 2009
SFOS challenged us to make a card that was brown with either pink or blue as the second colour. As you can see..... I chose pink. I've embossed some metallic brown car that I have had for years. (I was clearing out when I found it again and ended up playing instead). the pink dotty paper is from my scrap box and the ribbon, gems where part of a naughty buy a month or so ago.
The actual design of the card has come from MAWTT who gave us a lovely sketch to work with.
Saturday, 21 November 2009
Inspired by the colours in this weeks JUGs and the calendar required for SCSC challenge this week. I came up with this.
The funny thing is, I had just made a card last night using the same set of distress inks that I used today. (I do have more, promise.) The colours that JUGs asked us to use were so similar, I just had to use them again. I have used several layers of ink on this one to make the colours more rich and intense. I wasn't sure about the orange textured card that I backed it onto to start off with, but the more I looked at it, the more it seemed to fit.
The flower is made from Tim Holtz Grunge paper and was coloured with Fired brick distress ink and then stamped with a dotty stamp that I bought a while ago. Again I have used fired brick, spiced marmalade and broken china on white card which I have embossed using Cuttlebug folders.
I actually made the flower several weeks ago when I was experimenting with grunge paper, but could never figure out what to put it on. It has held it's shape really well.
Friday, 20 November 2009
The colours that I have used are Broken china, Fired Brick and Spiced marmalade. The image is "Madison with attitude" from Charmed Cards and Crafts.
Cute Cards Thursday challenged us to make a project with teenagers in mind and I hope this fits the bill.
Thursday, 19 November 2009
I got the stickers as part of a Docrafts pack and could never figure out what to do with them. As soon as I saw this weeks sketch I knew just what to reach for. I have backed the stickers onto silver mirri board and then used textured black card stock mounted onto red textured card stock to finish it off. I think the red board really brings out the colour of the robin.
Sunday, 15 November 2009
I have edged the white card with Broken China by Tim Holtz and the red textured card stock is from Core'dinations (scarlet). I have also used some ribbed cream writing paper which is quite lush in RL. The gold paper that I used for the snowflakes is from my scrap box.
The actual sketch for this card came from Stamp something
I call this one Birthday Bath :-). Just us Girls asked us to make a birthday card that included dry embossing. I'm never one to leave my embossing folders gathering dust, so I made this. Purple is my favourite colour, so I started with a purple card blank and the rest just happened.
I have started playing with jump rings and have used three to attach my teddy bear charm. The ribbon is white velvet and the papers are from my scrap box. I have used a silver rose charm for the centre of my flower.
Just us Girls is still a young blog challenge site. They are only on week seven. It's always good to get in on the ground floor (so to speak) of a blog and watch it grow.
Sunday, 8 November 2009
Sunday, 1 November 2009
As well as my ever present glitter glue, all of the papers that I used came from Papermania's "Naughty and Nice Christmas" and the elf decoupage is a Toread from Readdy Crafts. I made this card using the sketch from this weeks challenge over at Friday Sketchers.
The purple and blue background papers where created by using distress inks on white card and then embossing. I have also used some black ribbon for the detailing at the top of the card along with a couple of gems. The stamp is called "Just a girl" and is one of my current favourites.
Sorry the picture is so blurry.
Saturday, 31 October 2009
I loved this challenge as it really made me think out side of the box.
The picture on the left doesn't show the features very well I am afraid. The snow flakes where done with a punch using glitter board and I added a clear gem to the centers. I have edged both the edge of the aperture and the die cut with a thick coating of holographic glitter glue. I'm having fun playing with acetate at the moment, so it will probably turn up in a few more projects over the next few weeks.
Saturday, 24 October 2009
The pyramage is one that I put together several months ago, so the colours for the card are inspired from that. I have embossed a piece of white card and coloured it using Dusty concord distress ink. The card blank is a soft mint colour.
I like the card so much that I decided that It would be perfect for Sue.
The background black and orange paper was created using makeup sponges and ink dabbed onto white card. I did the same with the sentiment plaque (which is edged in black). I have used an orange card blank, which is unusual in the fact that I usually only use white card blanks to work with.
I have used 2mm black ribbon to create the four "lines" and black lace for a slightly scalloped edge.
As much as the colours I have used are very Halloweeny, this is a birthday card. I hope she likes it.
Monday, 19 October 2009
I had a parcel delivered today which contained some lovely pyramage sheets and I couldn't wait to play with them. The shape of this one was perfect for Domi's sketch. I have added holographic glitter glue to the wings and the white die cut was done using, what I call, glitter board. The snow flakes are Anitas dimensions and the paper is Papermania "Naughty and nice Christmas". I have had everything else for ages and couldn't start to tell you where they came from.
Saturday, 10 October 2009
I'm not entirely sure why I haven't bought any before, but I'm glad that I did. I used a bit of the clear holographic on the edges of the little decoupage boy and gold to edge the chocolate flower.
I haven't taken part in many challenges lately, so I made this card in response to Stamp something who challenged us to use the colour brown, SCSC who challenged us to use autumn colours and Sketch Saturday who provided us with a wonderful sketch to work with. I rotated the sketch for this card and I have used a lot of texture. The card is richer in colour than you can see in this photo, but ho hum.... we do what we can.
Have a good weekend.
Sunday, 27 September 2009
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Saturday, 26 September 2009
The yellow that I used is actually really vibrant and the charm says "Made with love". I'm into manga stamps at the moment so they will be showing up for a while yet on my cards I think.
Got an idea for another card, so bye for now.
The sketch for this card came from this weeks Friday Sketchers challenge. The colour scheme came from this weeks PBSC challenge which was to use Chocolate, lemon and pink. I chose an animal in response to the SCSC challenge called Animal Antics. I set myself the additional challenge of not using any patterned paper, but I couldn't resist doing a bit of embossing.
Now that I am in the swing of crafting again, I'm off to make some more cards. Have a good weekend.
Monday, 7 September 2009
I have used two different shaped nesties on this one. and all of them have been edges with sakura stardust pens for a glittery effect. Her wings have also been done with the same pens using an aqua brush for a touch of translucence.
I hope that no one does a challenge asking me to use my favourite nestie or I really will be stuck!!