Sunday, 31 May 2009

Tuesday Taggers

This week on TT we want you to be BOLD and BRIGHT, so, my only difficulty was choosing which papers out of my huge range of brights (to the point of making your eyes bleed) should I use. In the end it was the fab K&Co Berry Sweet yet again that won the day.I used a couple of primas, a doodlebug brad and added some butterfly stickers that I glittered for good measure.

Also, while I'm here, I am posting a pic of some cards I have been making from a kit that a friend bought me for my birthday. Its got loads of clothing stencils and fab papers, some of them look like leather and knitwear. My DD and I have had some nice relaxing times this half term making loads of different 'outfits'. Thanks Niki if your'e reading this x

Thursday, 28 May 2009

Wet Wet Wet!

This week the theme on DCM is to make a card/project using water as the theme. I decided to use some decopage I got free with a magazine to cover some little notebooks.I know its stretching it a bit, but there is some water on the background of a couple of the notepads. Ahoy me hearties!

Saturday, 23 May 2009

Tuesday Taggers - a new challenge

I came across this new challenge blog and was really chuffed as I do miss Tag Your'e it now that it's closed down. Anyway, being the first week, the theme is 'New Beginnings'. I remembered the chipboard shaped house I got from Ally Pally and used some papers I got in a GoGo kit to cover it. The stamped words are supposed to look like smoke coming from the chimney, but I had to settle on putting them in reverse order as it didnt fit properly the other way.

Thursday, 21 May 2009

The Sound of Music - DCM

This weeks challenge on Daring Cardmakers is to create a card with a musical theme - so here it is. Excuse this post being short and sweet but I'm off to work and wanted to get this on before the deadline

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Basic Grey Challenge # 35 - Ice Cream

This week on BG we had to make a card inspired by our favourite ice cream flavour. I thought I'd settled on toffee, but then, what about cherry, and mint chocolate and cornish vanilla and...........see the problem? So I decided to create a card to combine all of them using papers from the Phoebe collection, and a download from Crafty Templates.

Friday, 15 May 2009

A couple of BIA Projects

I decided it was time to get my Bind-it-all machine out to play with this week, and used a cupcake template along with papers by Three bugs in a Rug. Each page is decorated with a different paper but i wont bore you with it

The next project is a book for card sketches mainly from challenge sites. Papers used are Sassfrass and the ribbons & bits and bobs are from various GoGo kits. If anyone has seen these papers the owl one is lush - don't see how I'm ever going to cut into it.

Monday, 11 May 2009

18th Birthday Card

I was asked to make a card for a friend to send to her relative. We all know how difficult boys cards can be, but I enjoy working with these papers by Cosmo Cricket. The chipboard letters have been inked and coated with Diamond Glaze and the key has been in my stash box forever just waiting for the right project.

Thursday, 7 May 2009

Niece's Birthday......

Coming up at the end of the month and its a special one. I know she's looking for a prom dress at the moment so I thought of this template. I made a schoolgirl error of spelling niece with the e and i the other way round, luckily I realised before I loaded up the pic, and managed to change it. Duuuh - good thing it's not me doing my GCSE's.
The papers are from the Hot Moma range by Glitz Designs. On the back of the card I've hung a little shoe charm to finish it off.The 16 was made using the WS design templates and I stamped it with versamark using my swirly stamp and white embossing powder.

Sunday, 3 May 2009

Two Challenges

Yesterday I managed to get 2 challenge cards made before I went out for my birthday meal here. Lovely food, and they were very accommodating about my Gluten intolerence.

Anyway, firstly DCM - the theme this week is 'Old McDonalds Farm' (thanks for putting that song in my head). So, I checked my stash for farmyard animals and came up with - yes - a pig. Excuse the pun, I couldn't resist. The lettering is made by running a sizzlits alphabet strip through my Side Kick - I won it ages ago for having a card in a readers gallery, as no way would I have actually bought it. Talk about fiddly.

Next up is the Basic Grey challenge and this week its a colour combo. Black + Grey + 1. Now this was tricky, but I found the scarlet letter paper for my background, and I stamped my butterfly (part of the set I won last week - see last post) & dragonfly onto Marakesh paper - oh and theres a brad in the middle of the big flower. You can't really see, but I've glued some black seed beads on the butterfly's body with diamond glaze. (Wish I could do that 'close up' thing that you see on other blogs).Normally I wouldn't use these colours together but I think it works - thats why I love these challenges.

Friday, 1 May 2009

Basic Grey Challenge # 32

This week the challenge is a sketch which you can see here. I have used papers from the 'Mellow' collection, and a chipboard hedgie for my focus point from a kit I recieved a while ago. Tried hard to think of something 'hedgehogish' for the sentiment but could only come up with Hogs & Kisses.

Also I was lucky enough to win the prize last week in the random selection - this great stamp set from the Artistic Stamper, plus some Kling On repositionable cushion (my son thought this was hilarious, being a Trekkie fan). Anyway - thankyou for my prize BG. xx