Tuesday, 24 February 2009

This weeks Challenges

This weeks dare over on DCM is to make a card with either a fish or a frog! I confess I love them both, but as last weeks green card was frog themed I decided to go with a fish this time. The image was stamped and coloured at my craft club, and the backing paper & sticker are old K&Co products

Next up is challenge 46 at Tag Your'e it This week Dawn has picked the theme which is to use at least 1 circle and 1 swirl. The circle I've used is a 3" punch inside the scallop, and the swirls are on the glittery paper. I have also used a felt flower and inked up a buterfly from Craftwork Cards. Underneath you'll see the card I made up with it.

Saturday, 21 February 2009

Couple of Mothers Day cards

Nothing to do with a dare or a challenge for a change. The red dress image was sent to me by a forum friend - I didnt think it needed much else other than colouring and I have topped it off with diamond glaze although you can't tell from the photo. The flower fairies one is coloured with watercolour pencils and glittered with glamour dust and I've gone a bit overboard with the prima flowers! Background papers are HOTP citrus range.

Friday, 20 February 2009

Prize - Beautiful Cards Magazine

I meant to put this up last week. I got this fab prize for having a card published in issue 29 of Beautiful Cards. I don't remember which card it was and I think issue 30 is in the shops now, but never mind. The scrapbook is really 'solid' and the papers are olde worlde, so maybe I'll scan a few black & white photos and scrap them (or maybe I'll just sit here thinking about it)

OK - I've been blog hopping and theres some incredible candy out there, so if you want to try your luck, visit these blogs and you never know:

Bevs 2 lots of candy here including a Martha Stewart punch

Jaqui's also offering 2 lots here including stamps, ribbons and papers as well as a Jayne Nestorenko video

Lovely chipboard, ribbon & buttons here

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Daring Cardmakers

The challenge this week is 'Feeling green' so I immediatley thought of frogs (like you do). The paper is BG Phoebe, and the flowers are primas quick picks

Saturday, 14 February 2009

No Excuses

Its half term next week, exams are looming, so i knocked this up for my DS. Time to get your head down James

Thursday, 12 February 2009

Tag Your'e it - Sketch

This weeks TYI challenge is a sketch - see it hereMy ex boss recently had a baby - you can probably guess it was a girl, so I will pop this on a card for her - just the thing.

Sunday, 8 February 2009

50th Birthday card

Here is another special 50th card made for a friend. He is a carpenter by trade so, rooting through my stash I found a couple of tool charms (like you do). Also used BG and Hot off the press papers and the very versatile Penny Black 'Life in your years' stamp. Pleeeease - no more male birthday cards for a while now......... mojo is backing away in horror at the thought of it.

Friday, 6 February 2009

Pink & Green

Here are a couple of cards for the colour challenge for the JB Forum
a nice easy one using the delish K&Co Berry Sweet papers

Sunday, 1 February 2009

Tag Challenge

This weeks challenge is to make a purple tag, and is sponsored by Purple Onion Designs
The flower is a Hero Arts stamp which I have glittered but it hasn't shown up very well, and the dragonfly is a few beads threaded on wire and attached to some wings hand cut from sparkly paper.

Here is the card I made with it for my sisters MIL (not quite finished but I wanted to photograph it in daylight)