Thursday, 29 April 2010

Anniversary Card

I made this card for a colleague at work & her husband for their 6th Wedding Anniversary. The papers were free with Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine & are by Kate Knight. The cute image is from Mo's Digital Pencil & coloured in with ProMarkers. I used my Martha Stewart border punch. The finishing touches are: digi greeting on tags, stamped, punched & glittered butterflies. Inked & glittered flowers, punched foliage, gems & a heart brad.

I'm entering this card for 5 challenges:
Cutie Sunday- Sketch
Dare U 2 Digi - Flowers
Our Creative Corner - Blooming Blossoms!
A Spoon Full of Sugar - 3D Something
Creatalicious - Flowers & Wings

Saturday, 24 April 2010

Hooray it's the Weekend!

Thank goodness it is the weekend. Unfortunately I had to get up early as I had to be at work at 8 am but at least I only had to work until 11.30 (plenty late enough on a Saturday!). I managed to finish this card that I started making last night - I've had these Anyas coloured in for ages & at last I was able to use them - it was the Rainbow paper by Zoe Pearn that inspired me :) I used a new stitch that I found on my sewing machine. The castle is a stamp by Imaginisce which I've also had for ages. I made a flower sun out of a couple of circles & a metalic sticker (I thought they were brads lol), the card is finished off with 2 flower & a bird button.

I'm entering this card for 10 challenges:
All That Scraps - Sewing
Anyone for Anya? - Sweet as Sugar!
Crafty Catz - Stitching
Dare U 2 Digi - Flowers
Our Creative Corner - Blooming Blossoms
Secret Crafter - Distressing
The Crafty Pad - Stitching
Something Completely Different - "H" (Hill)
By the Cute & Girly - Fairytales
Fab 'n' Funky - Get it all Out (buttons I've had for ageeees)

Friday, 23 April 2010

Stampin' for the Weekend - Getting to Know You

The challenge this time on Stampin' for the Weekend is "Getting to Know You" based on your favourite book. We have 2 sponsors Michelle Perkett & Spesch designer stamps.

There is some sad news though - our Kimmi has decided to step down from Stampin' & she will be greatly missed by myself & all the DT. Luckily Sandie & Jan are taking over the reins so hopefully Stampin' for the Weekend can keep going :)

I chose Winnie the Pooh because I had an old Winnie the Pooh book which I read & read when I was a little girl & loved it even though it had all line drawings & no colour. The papers are from Zoe Pearn & I did some paper piercing around the edge (although you can hardly see it). The quote is from Winnie himself & I finished the card off with string, brads & a charm.

I'm entering my card for 3 challenges:
Charisma - Quotes
Crafters Companion - 3D
My Time to Craft - Quick Quotes!

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Thank You Bear

This card was made with this weeks fab Delightful Inspirations free image (just in time too) which has been coloured in with ProMarkers & a little bit of glitter gel pen for the middles of the flowers - ooh & chalk for the clouds & the bear's cheeks. I found another fab new challenge blog Sentimental Sundays & used one of their fantastic free sentiments. The papers are from Designs by Krista & I printed on both sides so you can see a (little) bit of a different paper where it has been torn. The flowers are punched, inked & glittered & finished off with a punched, stamped butterfly & gems.

I'm entering this card for 10 challenges:
One Stop - Things with Wings
Our Creative Corner - Beautiful Butterflies
Papertake - Sketch
Crafty Creations - Distressing
Die Cut Dreams - Tearing
Paper Sundaes - No People
Polka Doodles - Animal Magic
Pile it On - Is Spring Finally Here?
Simon Says - Things with Wings
Creatalicious - Flowers & Wings

I'm quickly doing this post in my lunch break again so if it doesn't make any sense I appologise lol

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Bride & Groom

Just a quick post as it's my lunch break & I have to go back to work soon :(

For this card I used this gorgeous digi image from Di (this is now been made into a stamp & you will soon be able to purchase it here). I coloured the happy couple with ProMarkers. I used some cream lace wrapped around gold card& inked some satin paper to match. I finished the card off with flowers from Orchid Crafts, organza ribbon, a (Martha Stewart) punched heart & a heart pin.

I'm entering this card for 6 challenges:
Bee Crafty -Engagement, Wedding or Anniversary
Charisma - Monochrome (hopefully this counts lol)
Crafty Angels - Wedding
CPS- Sketch
Crazy Amigo - Flowers
Dare U 2 Digi - Metal

Monday, 19 April 2010

Lexi's Creations Recipe

It's been such a busy week with work & family that I almost forgot to make my Lexi's Creations DT card but luckily I managed it in the nick of time & was able to use this fab image that I've been wanting to use for ages (she is called Claudia & you can find her here). The challenge this time is a recipe: 3 papers, 2 embellishments & 1 image. Our sponsor is the Stamping Boutique with 5 images of their choice to the winner :-) We have some fab new DT members now so why not check the rest of the team's blogs for lots of inspiration.

I rustled up this card using various Christmas papers from my stash which I inked the edges. I coloured the image with Prismacolor pencils & used some Puffy Stuff with added glitter for the hat & fur collar & cuffs. I finished the card with a greeting, gems, padded Christmas tree, flowers & gems.

I'm entering this card for 4 challenges:
Friday Sketchers - Sketch!
Cute Card Thursday - Touchy Feely
Frosted Designs - Use a Tree
Sparkle - Digi Image

Friday, 16 April 2010

Happy Birthday Hubby!

I haven't had much time to make hubby's card, his birthday is Monday & we have the family coming to stay for the weekend so I've been busy, busy (& there's work of course getting in the way of everything as usual lol) BUT anyway I managed to get it done. The image is rather young but as Mark (hubby loves footy) & it sorta looks a bit like him (without the 12 o'clock shadow- Oh & he isn't that grey lol ) I'm hoping he will like it. I used papers & die cut stickers from Basic Grey, added some rub-on greetings, pearls & a brad. Oops nearly forgot the image was a free one but I'm sorry I can't remember where from & it has been coloured in with ProMarkers.

I'm entering this card for 8 challenges:
Creative Belli - Die Cut Shapes
Creative Card Crew - Happy Birthday
PaperPlay - Stickers
Penny's - Anything Goes
Quixotic - Heavy Metal
Stamp Something - Something Layered
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle - Birthdays
Sweet Stop - Sketch

Now going to make some Browies ready for my little grandchildren (& my big son!).

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Bit of Sparkle :-)

OMG Today is going way to quick (it's always the same with days off), I've had so much to do & in fact at this moment I should be on my way to visit my friend Ida lol (she won't mind if I'm a little late though). I started making this card at the weekend but have only just finished it. The gorgeous image is from Prarie Fairy & she is coloured in with ProMarkers & edged with Glamour Dust (as you can see I've gone overboard with the GD this time: on the flowers & butterflies too). The papers are from DCWV, I used my sewing machine & finished the card off with lace, gems & 3 stamped words.

I'm entering this card for 8 challenges:
ABC - Sparkle
Crafty Angels - My Favourite Things (Fairies)
CLP - Sketch
Incy Wincy - Something Magical
Creative Cottage - Things with Wings
Frosted Designs - Dream
Stamp Something - Stitch Something
Practical Scrappers - Glitter & Bling

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Designed 2 Delight - First Free Image of the Month

If you grab the free image at Delightful Inspiration, make a card & link it to their blog you get another free image to use for the next week - how fab is that! I've been playing along for about 2 months now & have got some really great images to play with.

This card was made for my friend Ida's birthday. I used Nesties, Martha Stewart punch (this is the first time I've used this & I think I'm gonna have to get used to it - the jury's out lol), the papers are from my stash & the flowers were a fab buy at QD (a cheap shop in UK, not sure if it just Norfolk - who usually sell quite a lot of junk but you can get a good find now & again), 99p for a big bunch (16 flowers) - I pulled them to pieces, reassembled them & added mini beads to the centres. I finished off with a greeting, glitter, ribbon & pin.

I'm entering this card for 5 challenges:
Quixotic - The Joys of Spring
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle - Birthdays
Inspirational - Sketch
Something Completely Different - "B" (Bird, Beads, Border, Birthday)
Dare U 2 Digi Stamp - Metal

Thursday, 8 April 2010

A Special Card...

For 2 special people, it is my aunt & uncles golden wedding anniversary on Saturday & we are having a family get together which I'm looking forward to. This card was made with cream & gold tones with a hint (quite a big hint lol) of red. I used pearlised card & cut a heart with my new Martha Stewart heart punch which I was lucky enough to win from Simon Says Stamp, labels 1 Nesties, computer generated greeting, pearls, lace, organza ribbon & gorgeous flowers from Orchid Crafts. It has a matching cream insert & I am making a box to go with the card which I will add to the post when it's finished.

I'm entering this card for 5 challenges:
Allsorts - No DP's
For Fun - Flowers, Rain, Showers or Spring
The Crafty Pad - Lace & Bows
"Something Completely Different" - "W" (Wedding)
Sweet Stop - Sketch
Prairie Fairy - Texture

& here is the card box I made:

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Treasure Hunt at Lexi's Doodles :-)

There is a free digital image up for grabs - all you have to do is go & find it...
Nip over to Lexi's Doodles & you will find the post with details of the Treasure Hunt & how to claim your free image :-)

Good Luck & Happy Hunting!

Monday, 5 April 2010

Get Ready to Alter It!

Lexi's Creations challenge this time is for an altered project, it can be great fun taking something that is no longer needed (or is still needed but could do with a new lease of life) & making it into something different or just better! Our fab sponsor this week is Joanna Sheen :)

In my craft room I have a big bag full of toilet roll holders, ice cream tubs & various boxes all waiting to be made into something wonderful lol but for this challenged I used a children's Filofax. My hubby rescued lots of these from the skip at work for me so I have several in various designs (& so do my friends & family). This is another of my favourite of Lexi's images & she is called "Chrissie" & she has been coloured with ProMarkers. The papers, flowers & hearts are from Zoe Pearn. I did lots of sewing again & finished off with Glamour Dust, Lexi's Fairy Dust Butterfly & gems.

I'm entering this for 11 challenges:
Creative Inspirations - Anything but a Card
Daring Cardmakers - A Diamond for April
Fab 'n' Funky - Spring is in the Air
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle - Wings
Stamptacular - Sugar & Spice & Everything Nice!
One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes
Pollycraft - Anything Goes
Crafts & Me - Fairies or Wings
Meljens Designs - Anything Goes
AiFactory - Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles - Digi Girl

NB. This is the Filofax before I altered it.

Sunday, 4 April 2010

& Now for Something Completely Different...

Hope you're all enjoying the long Easter weekend, we are going to see my brother this afternoon & then the inlaws are coming round for tea.

This was a bit of a challenge but that's what I love about Faith's free images on Delightful Inspiration they give you something different to work with that you wouldn't necessarily choose yourself. I coloured her lighthouse image in with Distressed Inks & added a touch of glitter glue to the waves. The papers are from Designs by Krista & I distressed the edges with my stitch unpicker. Finished off with a couple of nautical beads, greeting & 2 brads.

I'm entering this card for 5 challenges:
Eat Sleep Stamp - Sketch
Bee Crafty - Birthday
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Polka Doodles - Birthday!
Sweet Stampin - It's a Man's World

Friday, 2 April 2010

SFTW - Ribbons & Bows

Another 2 weeks have flow by & this time the challenge at Stampin' for the Weekend is "Ribbons & Bows" (with added extra of the recipe challenge - 3 papers, 3 embellies and 1 charm). Our sponsor is Simon Says Stamp! with a $25 shopping voucher. My card is made with an image I had on my computer (I think it's from a Sarah Kay colouring page) coloured with ProMarkers, the papers are from Zoe Pearn, I used my sewing machine (really must start using it for making things other than cards but there's just not enough hours in the day :( ), organza ribbon, mini doillie, flowers, stamped flowers, pearls & some jump rings & opaque heart. Why not check out the other DT members blogs for lots more inspiration.

I'm entering my card for 8 challenges:
Charisma Cardz - Animal Magic
Digital Tuesday - Scrap It!
Incy Wincy - Sewing
Papertake - Open
Passion for ProMarkers - 2 Images
SophistiCat - Raining Cats & Dogs
Totally Gorjuss - Hearts!
Pile it On - Animal-Riffic!