Saturday, 28 November 2009

Dotty Fairy

I've had a long busy day, but I had to play with paper before bed.

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.

Fairy clear its Xmas

I have a busy day today, but I couldn't resist fitting in a quick card.

I had a quick play with some acetate, printed velum and some bits in my scrap box. I've also added a charm. (Can't seem to leave them alone at the moment). I think I used most of my favourite things on this card. Not bad for a 30 minute make.

Being a bit of a challenge addict, this card is for:
Papertake weekly who challenged us to make a Christmas card
Pollycraft who who challenged us to make something with a Christmas theme and
SCSC who challenged us to use Christmas trees as part of our design.

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Spicey one

You might want to get your sunglasses before you look at this make.

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

All inked up

Sometimes a card just happens. I was playing with my embossing folders and distress inks and this card.........happened. I really like this combination of colours. They are nice and bright and not at all Christmassy. It feels as though all I have made for a while is Christmas cards lol. (I started back in June.)

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

Manga Xmas

The Sugar Bowl gave us a gorgeous sketch to work with. I've been commissioned to make a couple of Christmas cards for teenagers and the ideas I got from this sketch was perfect.

I have used Manga Girl #2 and coloured her black and red to match the rest of the card. She is matted on black textured card which is matted on silver mirri board. I used white glitter for her hair instead of colouring it in. It's a pity I couldn't get the lighting right to show the sparkle.

Light snow

MAWTT gave us a sketch to work with this week. It is nice and simple in design and will definitely get used again by me in the future with a few adjustments.

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

All that glitters

Play time is fun time. This card was fun to make as I got to play with charms and glitter glue.

The charm on the far left is a stocking. I couldn't get a good picture of it. I have glitter glued all of the snowflakes on the front of the card and the ribbon is white velvet.

I made this card in response to BBCC who wanted us to make something for Christmas with lots of glitter and snowflakes. CCT also wanted us Glittery.

I've made quite a few cards with apertures and I have already thought of a few more that I would like to make.

Pennies for a man

One of my biggest challenges is making cards for males. This week PBSC asked us to make a Christmas card for a man. I pulled out lots of paper (and there is a LOT of paper), but ended up back at my current Christmas fave for traditional cards (Daisy and Dandelion).

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

Happy birthday to me!!

Actually, my birthday was in October. I promised myself a camera for my present to myself this year and I only got round to buying it yesterday. Up until now, I have been using the camera that I bought for my son a few years ago. (I really must buy him a new one).

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

You light up my life

I just received some new Penny Black stamps in the post and really didn't need an excuse to use them. The theme over at PBSC is song lyrics. Mine is you light up my life by Westlife.

I have gold leafed the lamp post using a krylon pen and all of the snow has been done in white glitter and I couldn't resist adding some gold gems for some extra bling. Unfortunately the top panel is not quite straight, but I still think it works.
The actual design of the card came from this weeks sketch over at Papertake Weekly Challenge. Its a lovely design and very versatile.

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Elfin Pink

I've had a number of commission cards to make over the last few weeks and I have been using the challenges as inspiration.

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.

Lacie Blue

The Sugar Bowl gave us a lovely sketch to work from this week. We had to use a Sugar Nellie stamp and lace.

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.

Sweet n Fuzzy

I'm a member of a craft forum where we share ideas and info. (See here for more details). One of the ladies came up with the fantastic idea of doing altered chocolate. Basically you alter the appearance of the wrapper.

This week Corrosive challenged us to make anything that was "not a card". I had a light bulb moment and this is my first attempt at altered chocolate. When I had finished I realised that I could also use this for the challenge over at Stamp Something who challenged us to make something with a "Sweet and Fuzzy" theme.

I'm not sure who this will go to yet, but it will make an excellent stocking filler.
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