Sunday 29 March 2009

Blog Candy with a Twist!

Hooray I've managed to make a card at last my mojo has seriously disappeared, that & the fact that I've been working extra cos we are soo short staffed meant a definite lack of crafting lately. But I managed to make this card for Karen at Crafty Goings On's challenge to "make a card that either uses a download or stamped image that you have coloured in".

This card is for my very dear friend Kelly's birthday (it's not til May but when I saw this download I thought it would be perfect for her). The image is from Charmed Cards & Crafts & is called "Girls About Town". I coloured the image with my distress inks added some photo corners, punched flowers, gems, ribbon & a greeting. The papers are from Pink Petticoat.

(Sorry about the blurry photos again I forgot I was going to get hubby or son to take photo to see if they were any less shaky than me lol).

Wednesday 18 March 2009

Kaboodle Doodles Sketch Challenge

I'm late in posting this cos life is getting in the way of crafting again lol. This time most of it is good though, we had a lovely weekend in Kent with our son Craig, his partner Zoe & 2 gorgeous grandchildren Ryan & Abigail. Work is still pants unfortunately but I'm still (just) managing not to let it get to me. The plan to fit more crafting in hasn't actually materialised yet lol

The Kaboodle Doodles challenge this week is a fab sketch by Andrea. I used the Kaboodle Doodles All Star & Skulls kits, the image was coloured in with Twinking H2os & finished off with brads & ribbon. The photo is rubbish again, I think I'll have to get someone else to take my photos I'm obviously too shakey lol!

Monday 9 March 2009

More Challenges! :o)

Hooray I've managed to join some more challenges :o) I love this cute Tilda image & I am in desperate need of a bookmark cos I've just started reading again (it is hard to fit everything in though so I think it could be a while before I finish the book).

For this bookmark I managed to combine another 5 challenges:-
Colour Create - Orange, Yellow & Green (option of something other than a card)
Our Creative Corner - Use a Doodle
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Torn Edges
Lili of the Valley - Bright & Beautiful lol
Cupcake - Spring

I used Polar Bear Press double sided card stock & the yellow paper is from Papermania/Docrafts (which I've had for ages & hardly ever use). The image is by Magnolia, coloured in with Prismacolours & Glamour Dust added to her wings. I finished off with some ribbon, staples, chipboard flower, button & some doodle stamps.

Sunday 8 March 2009

Mother's Day Card

Hooray it's Sunday & the sun is shinning, I really hope Spring is on the way :o)

Mother's Day is always a funny time of the year for me (as are many other occasions) because I lost my Mum when I was 20 & it's something you never get over. But anyway I've made this card for my Mother-In-Law Joy who is a treasure. I managed to combine 5 challenges for this card:-

Whiff of Joy - Lavender & Lace
My Time to Craft - Hats!
Charisma Cardz- Pretty Cards/Pretty Cards for Mum
ABC - Distressing
Sketch & Stash - I used their fab sketch

The papers are from the Papermania "Amethyst Infusion" stack, the images are from my fantastic new(ish) WOJ Spring set coloured with Prismacolor pencils. I added self adhesive lace, a white flower which I chalked lilac, some punched flowers with gems & finished off with a button covered with Glamour Dust & a printed greeting.

Wednesday 4 March 2009

Friday Sketchers Challenge

Well I started making this card Monday & was hoping to finish it yesterday but I had a peculiar day yesterday - I've been having problems with my eyes for a lil while but was hoping that they would get better (as you do) but they had got worse the last week so I went & saw the Doctor (who is also a work colleague) before I started work & she sent me to the hospital just to check there was nothing sinister & luckily all was fine so I've just got to go to the Optician to find out what is going on. I had an unexpected afternoon off from work cos the drops they put in your eyes that make it blurry & hard to focus. It was nice (strange but nice) having the time off & it probably did me good having a break from the computer (at work & home lol).

So anyway the card got finished today: I used the Friday Sketchers fab sketch, the stamped image is from the fabulous Whiff of Joy Spring set, which I adore (she is coloured in with distress inks). The papers are from Basic Grey, the flower stamp was free with a magazine & I added Liquid Pearls (I always forget to use these lol), the sentiment is a sticker from Brenda Pinnock & I finished the card off with some punched flowers, gems & a ribbon.

Monday 2 March 2009

3 Challenges :o)

I managed to make a card today (& I'm half way through another one but that will have to be finished tomorrow). I used another Elzybells stamp & coloured it in with my Prismacolor pencils (I used chalk for the sky). The sketch is from the Jehkotar Card Challenge & the challenge on Cute Card Thursday is "Animal Magic" & "Animals" on the Charisma Cardz blog. The paper is from Funky Hand & I finshed off with a stamped greeting, flowers, brads & a ribbon. Ooh yeah & a bone button!

Colour Create meets i{heart}2stamp

I made this card last night but had to wait for some daylight to photo it (though looking at it you'd never know it was daylight lol). I used the sketch from i{heart}2stamp blog which I've just discovered. The theme for this weeks Colour Create challenge is "Blue & Brown". I used my gorgeous Elzybells girl on a swing stamp (it was a christmas pressie but this is the first time I've had chance to ink her up). The papers & flowers are from Kaboodle Doodles Morris Dance kit (I can't stop using these papers I love them!). Just finished the card off with a sticky lace border & some Glamour Dust.

Sunday 1 March 2009

Vintage Kaboodle Doodles

This week's Kaboodle Doodles challenge is "Vintage". KD have some gorgeous papers that really lend themselves to this. I used papers from their "Old" & "Green" kits. The stamp is one of my favourites which I got from an American website & it's by Great Impressions but there is no name. I lightly watercoloured parts of the image & added chalk to others.The peel-off butterfly was stuck on to velum & cut out & I didn't stick the wings down to give a bit of dimension. The card was finished off with a shrink plastic butterfly & a small tag with brad.

I'm really gonna try & do more crafting/blogging in future as it makes me happy/relaxed but work has been soo busy I've been too tired and that's when I really need it lol.