Monday, 31 August 2009

Christmas in August

Omg this card took soo long to make (I have seriously gotta try & speed up my crafting lol). At least it is finished at last (which is good as it is time to get tea ready). This image is from Willow Designs - I love Sharon's designs & this lil fella is no exception, this digi stamp is called "Keeping Warm". I coloured him with the obligatory Prismacolor pencils & glitter gel pens, the papers are from Designs by Krista & the card is finished off with some ribbon, a bauble greeting, pompom, s medallion snowflake which is a free download from Fred She Said which I added Glamour Dust & gems to.

This card fits 3 Challenges:
Willow Sketchie - Sketch
Allsorts - No Stamped Images
Secret Crafter - Flights of Fancy

21st Birthday Card

Well it's a lovely sunny Bank Holiday Monday & my poor hubby has to work so I've been doing a bit of sorting out in my craft room (though you'd never know it lol). I made this card for my cousin's daughter's 21st birthday, it was a bit of a challenge cos my Aunty (her nanny) has asked me to make a card from her also so I'm making (when I actually start it) a pink& girly card for her & I wanted this one to be different (if that makes sense lol).

The papers are from Scrapbooking Mad, I used my Nesties & finished card off with ribbon, flowers, greeting, pearl & the bottle of fizz has 3d gloss on it.

This card fits 3 challenges:
Sunday Sketch & Stamp - Sketch
My Time to Craft - Cheers Me Dear!
Stamptacular - Scallop Mania

Saturday, 29 August 2009

Anya Filofax :-)

I love stationery especially little notebooks so when Mark (hubby) brought some children's filofaxes home from work (they were from an old promotion & going to be thrown away) I got really excited lol. This one I decorated with a gorgeous Anya image (given to me by Zoe :-), I've really got to get some of these they are fab). She is coloured in with Prismacolor pencils, the papers are Designs by Krista - Cupcake, I love this cos they are my fav colour combination (pink & green). I finished the filofax off with a ribbon, some letter rub-ons & flowers from Pink Petticoat with gems added.

This was made for 5 challenges:
Anyone for Anya? - Sugar & Spice (girly)
Everybody-Art - Sketch
Double Dutch - Back in Time (DDC#11 - Not a Card)
Truly Scrumptious - Anything but a Card
DewDrop Craft - Cheap as Chips

I'm looking forward to customising the others too :-)

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Ice Cream Sundae :-)

I made this card for 3 challenges:

Papertake - Sketch
Creative Belli - Water Based Markers
Pink Petticoat - Summer
Flourishes - Pearls (though you can't see very well the button is tied with a string of small pearls)

The papers & image are all from Pink Petticoat Sweet Sundaes download coloured in with Whispers pens & sprinkled with Glamour Dust (I find them difficult to use but at least the Creative Belli challenge made me get them out again lol). The card is finished off with 2 flowers, a flower button, a string of small pearls, greeting & the border is Basic Grey.

Monday, 24 August 2009

Golden Wedding Card

I've been asked to make a Golden Wedding Anniversary card by my Aunty & this is what I came up with:

I stamped & embossed a wedding cake & used my Nesties & foam pads to 3d it. I stamped & embossed some glasses & used some Glamour Dust for the "fizz". The lace border is using my Martha Stewart punch & the card is finished off with a gold organza ribbon & a peel off (!) mounted on to cream card (attached with silicon glue).

This card fits 2 challenges:
Stamptacular - 3-D
Daring Cardmakers - Anniversaries

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Summer Fun :-)

I found this fab image free on the Web (sorry I can't remember where) & I just love it. The image is coloured with Prismacolor pencils, the background is chalked, I used 3D gloss on his (or should that be her, look at he shoes lol) & the greeting. I finished the card of with a fabric crab. The papers are a download from Scrapbook Mad.

This card fits 4 challenges:
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Travel
Cute Card Thursday - Lazy Dayz
C.R.A.F.T- Inspiration from Summer Picture
The Pink Elephant - Summer

Thursday, 20 August 2009

4 More Challenges :-)

I made this card yesterday on my day off but it was too dark to take any photos (I took photos in my lunch hour but they weren't very clear so I scanned it too).

I used a Cute Daisy May download (I have just discovered these & they are gorgeous), which I coloured & cut out. I used my Nesties & the papers are a free download from Papercraft Inspirations. The card is finished off with flowers brads, sticky pearls & ribbon. Ooh yeah & I used my Martha Stewart Lace punch & stamped sentiment.

The 4 challenges are:
Cute Daisy May - The Word
Mojo Monday - Sketch
Creative Inspirations - Spots, Dots & Circles
Daring Cardmakers - Lace

Monday, 17 August 2009

Get Well Popcorn

I managed to make a card tonight even though I worked 9.00 - 6.30 (don't know how though lol) but I definitely ready for bed now.

I needed a Get Well Soon card for a friends daughter. I used my Popcorn the Bear Floral CD for the backing paper & image which has been decoupaged & a little bit of Glamour Dust added to the flowers. I also used an embossing folder & finished the card off with ribbon, brads & a stamped sentiment. The sketch is from the Crafters Companion challenge.

Sunday, 16 August 2009

3 More Challenges :-)

It has been another hot & sunny day today so hubby & I went for a long walk this afternoon, I managed to fit in some crafting in too though luckily. This card was made using the free image from Inky Impressions & fits 3 challenges:

Inky Impressions - Tag, You're It
Allsorts - In an English Country Garden
Dare U 2 Digi - Blue, Green & White or Cream

The gorgeous image was coloured with Prismas & chalks, I added pearls to her dress & gems for earrings ooh nearly forgot - & Glamour Dust to her wings. The papers are Dovecraft Fantasy, the tag is K&Co & I finished the card off with flowers (some with more Glamour Dust), brads & stamped leaves.

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Basic Grey Challenge is Back!

That is good news because I love Basic Grey papers & I have actually used them at last instead of just looking at them lol.

This card was made for 3 Challenges:
Basic Grey - Sketch
ABC - Anything goes, with the added option of "Animals"
Stamp with Fun - Birthday

The papers are BG Cupcake, the image is from my dear friend Linda & is coloured in with Prismacolors ;-) I used my Nesties & finished the card off with some Cupcake elements (star & tag), sticker & Happy Birthday ribbon.

This is the 3rd time of trying to post this (the computer kept freezing) so hopefully 3rd time lucky!

Friday, 14 August 2009

Papertake Weekly meets Stamp Something

We've been away for a few days so I've not done much crafting but hoping to get back into the swing of things now :-)

This card was made using an Ollyfant image from Kars coloured in with Prismas & chalk. The papers are from Designs by Krista. The card is finished off with a button, ribbon & chipboard letters (I don't use these enough).

It was made for 2 challenges:
Papertake - Sketch
Stamp Something - Summer Vacation

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Bit of Bling!

As I have 2 special birthdays on Wednesday - my son Craig's (& I have already posted his Meerkat card) & my Mother-in-Law Joy's. This card is for Joy. It is a Pink Petticoat handbag card with box. I embellished the card/box with glitter pen, punched flowers, glossy accents, eyelet, ribbon & LOTS of gems lol.

The card fits 2 challenges:
Creative Inspirations - BLING!!!
Digital Tuesday - Bling

Saturday, 8 August 2009

A Little Bird Told Me...

Hooray it's the weekend & even better we're on holiday now (no more work for a whole week how fab is that!). Had a lovely day, had the in-laws round for lunch & then went to Wroxham Barns, I love looking round all their crafty shops. Luckily the weather has been gorgeous for the last few days - fingers crossed it will last.

This card was made for 3 challenges:-
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Floral Fantasy
Crafty Creations - Buttons
Simon Says - Buttons & Ribbons

The papers & image are from Pink Petticoat, I used my Nesties & finished the card off with flowers, buttons & ribbons.

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Rainbow Card

I made this card for my friend Duang who I work with. The image is Precious Moments coloured in with glitter pens & Prismas, the papers are Pink Petticoat & I used my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder. The card is finished off with flowers, gems, stamped greeting, brad & Glamour Dust. I am so glad I finished this card as I have to give it to her tomorrow but it is getting late & I'm in at work at 7.45 am tomorrow so really gotta get a move on lol.

This card was made for 4 challenges:
Pile it On - 3 flowers (& enter other challenges)
The Cuttlebug Spot - Favourite embossing folder
Friday Sketchers - Sketch (surprise, surprise)
Papertake - Seasons (Summer)

Monday, 3 August 2009

Candy Alert :-)

Sarita has some fantastic candy on her blog (see pic) & you have until 15th August to enter - while you're there check out her great blog & gorgeous creations.

Sunday, 2 August 2009

Son's Birthday Card...Simples

It is my very special son Craig's birthday on 12th August & here is the card I made him. It fits 3 challenges: PaperPlay which is "Dimension", Kaboodle Doodles which is "Digital Images" & a new challenge (well new to me) Digital Tuesday which is "Simplify" - Simples lol. Craig thinks the Compare the Meerkat adverts are soo funny that I made his card based on this. The digi image is from Sandra Dry & coloured in with Prismas & Sakura glitter gel pens. The background I found on internet & is perfect cos Craig is a Computer Programmer lol. I put a little pic of Sergei inside with a brad (& crystal lacquered him).