Sunday, 28 February 2010
With the exception on the dotty paper, I have had everything I used on this card in my stash for quite a while. I am trying to stick to one of the resolutions that I made this year - "Use up old stash before buying more". I do still buy the odd new piece of stash (well you can never have too much) but I am doing well with using up what I already have.
Wednesday, 24 February 2010
On Tuesday A Spoonful of Sugar challenged us to use distress ink (did a little dance), pearls and glitter. So I pulled on a pair of latex gloves (having learned from blue dyed fingers last week) and started playing.
I wanted warm colours so I started with a sheet of orange and yellow paisley paper and the rest grew from there. I made an easel card using two yellow card blanks. I did this by cutting one of them in half to make the "front" of the card and folded the front of the second card blank in half. The left over half of the card blank was used to make the yellow strip across the middle and the two die cuts which I coloured with distress inks.
Enough techy stuff. I have used Spiced marmalade, Fired brick, Aged mahogany and Antique linen distress inks. The stamp is by Penny black and I have edged the image with clear glitter for some sparkle.
My eldest son said that it made him think of fire.... hence the name. The design is from the sketchat Papertake weekly, Everybody Art asked for an easel card and Kaboodles asked for fancy folds so I will be entering this card for those challenges too.
Tuesday, 23 February 2010
Sunday, 21 February 2010
The little lady that I used came from Charmed cards and crafts and is from the Holly and Madison range. I like to economise so I will also be entering this card for the challenges over at A spoonful of Sugar and Stamp something, who both asked for something to do with spring. I think that the colours that I used are very spring like.
Everything that I have used on this card has been in my stash for quite a while. The paper that I covered the card blank with is from some HOTP papers that I bought more than five years ago. Papertake weekly asked us to use checks in our design and that is what got me searching through my stash in the first place.
I bought the bear die cut a year or so ago and have coloured it with my whispers markers. The Corrosive challenge asked us to make something with wings on, so I cut a die cut butterfly in half and covered it with white glitter before attaching it to the bear.
The design that I have used is a variation on a Christmas card that I made last year. And of course I have added my trusty peel offs.
I'm off to play some more. See you later.
I was a bit worried about my colour scheme this week. Creative inspirations challenged us to use sepia colours and this is not a colour pallet that I have deliberately used before. I hope I pulled it off. I like the way that the colours came together :0). The little Mum tag at the bottom makes this card eligible for the challenge over at Allsorts. I get stuck when asked for tags on a card, but it's not to hard to work one in once you think about it. I coloured this one with my bronze Krylon pen and added peel off letters.
I'm loving the challenges. I'm learning new techniques every month and I'm not just dipping my toe out of my comfort zone any more...... I'm jumping right in.
Sunday, 14 February 2010
This week, SCSC challenged us to make a multi fold card of our choice. The choice was easy. Kaboodle asked us to use spots and stripes in our design. The patterned paper was free with a magazine this month which I have matted onto some Caribbean blue bazzil. The sketch that I used for the center panel came from this weeks challenge over at One Stop Challenge and the buttons and bows idea came from Totally Papercrafts.
Saturday, 13 February 2010
I am really happy with how the card turned out, but if I use this design again, I will use a patterned paper for the back ground. Lets call this one the minimalist version lol.
Paperplay Weekly asked us to make a card for someone special, so it as the perfect excuse to start this one. I am also entering this card for the "Digi stamp" challenge over at CRAFT challenge and for the "Male card" challenge over at Charisma Cards Challenge. I think I am starting to get the hang of this male card stuff. ;0)
Friday, 12 February 2010
As soon as I saw it I knew what I was going to do with it. About 10 minutes after I took it out of the bag I had taken it down to it's component parts. The only question I have now is - How many cards can I make with this.
This card is called Butterfly Chain and is the first card that I have made from a necklace that cost £2. I started by attaching the drop crystal to the butterfly using a jump ring. Using my wire cutters, I cut two short lengths of chain and attached them to the butterfly with more jump rings. I then mounted the newly made butterfly chain to velvet paper.
It took a lot of rooting around in my scrap box to find the the right paper. I had the idea of a touch of elegance and needed the papers to reflect that. I have finished off with some black velvet ribbon.
Since I have had everything that I used on this card for quite a while with the exception of the chain, I am going to enter this card for the "Left over scraps" challenge over at Creative Inspirations.
Thursday, 11 February 2010
Just a quick apology. I wanted a fresh look for my blog and downloaded a new template. Unfortunately this messed up my side bar and I couldn't access my dash board, so I had to get rid.
Please bear with me while I choose a new template and get everything back in order again.
Sunday, 7 February 2010
Babbling now lol.
This is the first card that I made using the kit. The sketch design is from this weeks challenge at Friday Sketchers. SCSC asked us to do a monochrome plus white card. Saturday Spotlight asked us to use something teeny tiny so I have used tiny buttons and tiny pattern. My time to craft asked for fairys
Wednesday, 3 February 2010
This week at Dotties World they challenged us to use acetate, so I was determined to put one of the five sheets that I bought to good use. This is what happened!
This card was definitely a case of "Don't think, just do" and I think I surprised myself. Most of my card blanks are 5" by 7", but I wanted something bigger for this. The acetate is A4 so I folded it in half and put a pale blue card blank in the middle to show off the pattern on the acetate a bit better.
The flower was originally white, but I coloured the bottom bloom with Dusty Concord distress ink and added a black gem. I went over board with the sakura stardream pens for the glitter effect and blinged out with more stick on gems. I need to go in search of some more of the ribbon that I used as I am running out of it now.
I'm sorry about the glare on the pic, but I have no idea how to get a good night time photo of acetate. I work during the day and it's dark by the time I get home. I tried it without the flash and it looked way worse.