Monday, 31 August 2009
Sunday, 30 August 2009
I found Anitas dimension stickers about a month a go. I now have butterflies, Christmas trees, starts and now poinsettias. This card was made for Sketch Saturday who provided us with this sketch.
The background paper is grey parchment and the red and green papers are from Daisy and Dandelions "A winters Tale".
Having seen the DT designs I had too many ideas to play with, but I am pleased with the end result.
Saturday, 22 August 2009
I love lace on cards and that was the first thing that I thought of when I saw this sketch. The second challenge was from PBSC. For this challenge I had to use a Penny Black image or sentiment and some stitching - hand, machine or faux. Since I don't own a sewing machine I went with the faux option.
I'm very much into monotone, so I stuck to two main colours on this card. I have tried to add depth with the different layers and used brads and gems to add a touch of sparkly lushness.
Wednesday, 19 August 2009
Photography isn't my strong point, so I wasn't able to show the finer details such as the sentiment (which says "Merry Christmas") or the detailing of the decoupage. I have covered the whole of the outside of the card in the deep red paper covered in snowflakes. I might have a go at doing something inside the card as well later.
The ribbon is cream and gold and is from LLB. I've had the flowers for ages so I don't know who made them. I did edge them in gold pen to match in with some of the other elements that I had edged.
Sunday, 16 August 2009
Saturday, 15 August 2009
My first card for the weekend is a challenge card for PBSC challenge 62. The challenge was to use the colours cream, tan and blue. My biggest problem with this card was which stamp to use. My collection of Penny Black stamps is growing faster than I use them and I just bought another today oops.
The background is Cinnamon coloured textured card. Both of the patterned papers are from Daisy and Dandelion Picnic Patch collection.
I cut the background for the flowers using a Cuttlebug die. The ribbons I used are cream and chocolate and the brads are chocolate brown.
Sunday, 9 August 2009
When I had finished the card I realised that I didn't have a gold sentiment small enough to fit, so I put the plaque on any way and will have to go shopping (ohhh noooooo) again for something to go there. This one has 3 papers, 2 ribbons and 1 peel off.
For this next one one, I challenged myself to make a Christmas card for a man. I always have trouble coming up with ideas for male cards so this one was a thoughy.
The last card is the sort that I prefer. Its my version of a monotone. The challenge was to stick to one colour and silver. The paper I used is from HOTP and I have had it for years. I'm still working on stash that I bought 5 years ago. I really need to stop shopping for stash, but I can't help it!!
So there I was innocently munching on cheese on toast, when I found out about this new challenge blog. I wasn't looking for another one, honest, but I love getting in at the start of new sites and watching how they develop so I couldn't resist.
This blog is so new that they haven't even started their first challenge. The first one will start on 15th August and as an added bonus, they are giving away some lovely blog candy. Closing date for the candy is 13th August so click the link to be in with a chance.
Good luck with everything Bizzy Becs. Looking forward to seeing how you challenge us.