Wednesday, 27 May 2009

5 Challenges :o)

This card has taken me since the weekend to finish but I haven't had much time especially as I had to work ALL day on my day off, I really enjoyed making it though. I used some more of Krista's fab papers, these ones are from her "Shabby Treasures" kit. The stamped images are from WOJ (I masked the girl to add the tree stump) & coloured in with distress inks. I finished of with some punched flowers, pearl brad, sticky pearls, lace, some die-cut flourishes & a greeting (which is also from WOJ).

The 5 Challenges are:
Stamp with Fun - their fab Sketch
ABC - P is for Pearls
A Spoon Full of Sugar - to add Lace to your cards
Charisma Cardz - Flowers, Lace & Pearls
Creative Card Crew - Pretty Flowers

Friday, 22 May 2009

21st Birthday Card

I don't know how I managed to make this card tonight lol as I am soo tired, work was really busy as it always is before a Bank Holiday but at least it IS the weekend now :-)

This card was made for a family friend's 21st birthday which is coming up & 2 challenges: I used The Fresh Batch sketch & A Spoon Full of Sugar are celebrating their 1st birthday so their theme is "Celebration". The fab image is from Linda & coloured in with Prismacolor pencils (I've added some glitter to the bubbles after scanning the card). The papers are Papermania "Sweet Nothings" I added some holgraphic card, some ribbons, flowers, brad & a key charm.

Thursday, 21 May 2009

Wiff of Joy Challenge 31

I managed to make one more card card on my day off but didn't have time to blog it cos the Apprentice came on ;-). I love this Wiff of Joy sketch. The papers are from Designs by Krista's "Fancy" kit. The stamp down the side of the card is from Basic Grey (I'd forgotten I had these, so it was a nice surprise to find them when I was rummaging looking for the right embellishments lol). The image is coloured in with pearly paints & the greeting is also from WOJ. The finishing touches were: punched flowers, brads, net, button, ribbons & some tiny gems.

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Sweet Treats :-)

This card is nice & Girl, lots of pastel pinks & purples. The image & papers are from Pink Petticoat's "Sweet Sundaes" kit & is coloured in with Prismacolors again. I used my Martha Stewart Lace border punch & added a bit of Glamour Dust for extra sparkle. The finishing touches are flowers, button, stamped greeting with heart gem, felt heart & ribbon.

This card fits 4 Challenges:
Sketch Saturday - Sketch (of course lol)
Secret Crafter - Glitter
Allsorts - Sweets (this is their 1st challenge!)
Flourishes - Square card

Monday, 18 May 2009

Cute Card Thursday

The Cute Card Thursday challenge this week is "Letters & Numbers". This pop-up card was made for my friend (& work colleague) Tanya who is 40 on Thursday. The papers I think are a free download (but I can't remember where from). I used chipboard embellishments (I have loads of these & they never get used). Inside I added a big pop-up cupcake.

I took about 300 photos & they were all rubbish (well maybe not that many but I seemed to spend a lot of time trying to take a good photo but it just didn't happen lol) so I ended up scanning the card again. I tried to get a photo of the inside so you could see the pop-up cupcake. Hopefully you can get the gist.

Saturday, 16 May 2009

Blog Candy!

There is some fab candy up for grabs on Kellie's blog- she is celebrating 20,000 hits! It is open until 23rd of May & check out her fab blog while you're there.

And Trak also has some gorgeous candy to celebrate the launch of her new website so why not check out her blog & website. This is open until 31st May.

I Love the Weekend :-)

Hooray it's the Weekend! How lovely not to have to go to work. We went to a car boot sale & then had a wander round town this morning. This afternoon I baked some double chocolate Brownies (it's a new recipe I found & you can check it out here, I added white & dark chocolate chunks) & still had time to make a card woohoo :-)

On to the card: this was made using Marlene's fab sketch over at The Sugar Bowl. The papers are from Design's by Krista's "Country Cottage" kit. The gorgeous Leanne Ellis design stamp is from my dear friend Linda & was coloured in with my Prismacolor pencils. I finished the card off with some flowers, a stamped greeting & butterfly & 2 flower buttons (there is now a "Please Include" bit to the challenge which this week is "buttons").

Friday, 15 May 2009

New Designs at Toodles & Binks & Candy too!

Toodles & Binks have some gorgeous new stamps coming up & some gorgeous stamps already available - check them out here & on Kay's fab blog there is a chance to win some lovely nonfattening candy here.

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Stamp with Fun :-)

I made this card for 3 challenges:

Stamp with Fun - Sketch (this is a new challenge blog I've just discovered)
Papertake - Animal Antics
Charisma Cardz - A Star is Born

The papers are Papermania "Sweet Nothings", I used my Nesties, the stamped image is coloured in with pearly paints & the card is finished off with chipboard star, rub ons, punched stars & stamped swirl.

It's been a really long day at work, I'm sooo glad it's Friday tomorrow but gotta be in at 8.00 am so I'm now gonna have a bath & early(ish) night. Hopefully can get a bit of crafting done at the weekend.

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Friday Sketchers meets Just Magnolia

What a lovely weekend weather wise it has been here (hopefully where you are too) I did something that I haven't done for ages (probably since last year) I sat in the garden this afternoon reading my book (usually I can't sit still for long, unless I'm at the computer) but it was very relaxing.

This card has taken me all weekend to make (as they often do). I love this sketch from Friday sketchers & have been wanting to use up some of my scraps of papers for a while & this is what I did, they are from Basic Grey & Designs by Krista. The Just Magnolia challenge this week is stitching & I actually did some hand stitching on my card instead of the usual stamped/doodled stitching & I thoroughly enjoyed it so I think I shall be doing lots more. The image is coloured in with pearly paints & chalk. I added an eyelet, ribbon & charm. Finishing off with fabric flowers, bead spacers with perfect pearls & a brad. The greeting was printed off the computer & cut out with my nesties.

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Doodle Palace

I have just discovered the fab digi downloads at Doodle Palace & they are looking for new Design Team members at the moment. This cute image is called Seana & Scamp Squirrels with Acorn. I used the sketch from Mojo Monday & the papers are "Secret Garden" by Papermania. I coloured the image in with Prismacolor pencils & used chalk for the sky. The greeting is from Cuddly Buddly & I finished the card off with some felt flowers, gems, perfect pearls & Glamour Dust.

Monday, 4 May 2009

Our Silver Wedding Anniversary

It's been lovely having a long weekend (shame about the weather but it could have been worse). We went to Snape Maltings today (lots of crafty shops & art galleries), I love looking round & I always get inspired :-). Tomorrow is our 25th Wedding Anniversary & here is the card I made for my fab hubby Mark.

This card fits 4 challenges:
Fresh Batch - Sketch (I've just discovered this site & there are some fab challenges)
Cupcake - Numbers
The Pink Elephant - Circles & Scallops
Cute Card Thursday - Mirror, Mirror

I scanned our wedding photo, made it black & white & then laminated it. I used my nesties for the rectangles & circles & cut the numbers out of silver pearl paper. The backing paper is hearts stamped on to white paper, the greeting is Defining Moments from Designer Digitals & the card was finished off with a black ribbon & some gems.