Monday, 31 January 2011

Vintage Love

Good Evening,

Freezing here again and have another card to show you. This is another of the "flat" charity valentine cards that I have had to make. For this card I used a Penny Black stamp that I had actually forgotten I had.

I used some papers that I have had so long I cant remember where they are from. Stamp coloured with shimmer chalks, embossed panel coloured with Tim Holtz distress inks. Flower made with a paper flower coloured with distress ink and sentiment stamped, cut out and triple heat embossed.

I have entered this card in the following challenges:

The Sweet Stop - sketch
Sugar Creek Hollow - vintage valentine
Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C72 vintage or shabby chic
Craft your days away - love

Here is a close up of the image.

That's all for now folks, hope to have another creation for you soon!


Sunday, 30 January 2011

Puppy Love

Hello there,

I hope you are all well. It has gone really cold here again, so I spent the day hibernating in my craft room.

I am still going through my phase of making valentine day cards for charity and so I cheated a little with the image today which is a Cuddly Buddly coloured image. I do love CB images but I usually use the black and white ones and colour my own, I hope you forgive me just this once lol!!

Papers are from Claire Curd signature range, sentiments from PC, ribbon and pins from stash.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Mojo Monday - sketch
Lexi's Creations - valentines
Karber weekly challenge - spots and stripes (on the backing paper)
Sew Many Challenges - green

Hope you like it and as always thanks for stopping by.


Friday, 28 January 2011

Sarah Hurley DT Card

Hello everyone,

Apologies for the late posting of this card. It is this weeks DT card for the Sarah Hurley challenge.

This week it was Melly's turn to set the challenge and she created this sketch.

This is my take on the sketch, I used an original Alice image and Queen of Hearts papers from the Wonderland CD.

Pop on over to the blog and enter this great sketch challenge and good luck!


Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Sarah Hurley DT Call

Hello everyone,

No card tonight but a little bit of exciting news.

Sarah Hurley is looking for a couple more DT members, for more details please go to her blog here.

Don't be shy everyone, have a go and good luck.



Sunday, 23 January 2011

A New Ellie's In Love

I am on a roll with my charity valentine cards and here is another one with my gorgeous Ellie's from Phindy's Pace.

This time I used some old PM paper that I forgot I had an did a pink version of the card. I also feel like I struggle when trying to do "flat" cards.

I coloured the ellie's with promarkers (as usual) and used everything else from stash. Did sentiment on the PC.

As I am still trying to practice colouring here is another close up of the image......

I have entered this card in the following challenges:

Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C71 sketch
Craft Your Days Away - love
Really Reasonable Ribbon - RRR16 hearts and ribbons
Passion for Promarkers - all you need is love

Well as always all it leave me to do is say thanks again for popping by.


Saturday, 22 January 2011

Ellies In Love

Woo hoo I made a card with one of new digi images from Phindy's Place, this one is called "Remeber I Love You".

I have been asked to make some valentine cards for charity and this is the first one. I have had to try and keep them quite simple and also fairly flat as they have to go in envelopes and not boxes.

I coloured the image with pro markers, trying to shade lol. Papers are Claire Curd, doilie, flowers and crystals from stash.

I have entered this card in the following challenges:

Sketch Saturday Challenge - sketch
Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenges - anything goes, must use animal as main focus
Stamp Something - cute somethings
Simply Create - use your punches
Totally Papercrafts - add a heart

Here is a close up of the image, so you can see my shading LOL.

As always I hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, 19 January 2011

I Won... I Won..... I Won!!!

I won my third challenge (in about 8 months) and I am so excited.

I got $8 to spend in Phindy's Place, and I bought these gorgeous digi's.

I won the Phindy's Place distressing challenge with this card.

Very excited, can't wait to play with my new toys :)


Sunday, 16 January 2011

Let's Ink It Up DT Call!!!

Hello everyone,

I know I have already posted today but I wanted to tell you all about the Let's Ink It Up DT call! It is a challenge blog that does not allow you to use digis but has fantastic weekly challenges, I love it.

Anyway to enter you have to choose your favourite 3 projects, this time I have chosen all cards. I would love to know what you think of my entry.

If you fancy having a go the DT call is open until the 30th January and you can find the post here.

I using the following cards for my entry.

Stroppy Madam!

LOTV Wedding Card

And last but not least a male birthday card

Thanks to everyone for looking and Good Luck if you decide to enter!



Get Well Soon

Hello there,

Well it is another miserable day and so I spent it in my craft room and made a get well card for a friend of mine who is trying to turn me into a lady! She adores shoes and this image reminds me of her for some reason!

The image is by Mo Manning and I coloured it with promarkers. I didnt use any dp but did emboss some card with my CB folder and skimmed it with distress ink. I have used swarovski pearls for the necklace although you cant seem them sparkle very well. Ribbon, charm etc from stash.

I have entered this card in the following challenges:

Truly Scrumptious - sketch challenge
Crafty Emma - no designer papers
Stamp, scrap and doodle Saturdays - anything goes
Paper Crafting Journey - use a digi

Here is a close up of my colouring as I am still practicing shading LOL.....

Hope you all have a nice evening, I am now off to watch Dancing On Ice!


Saturday, 15 January 2011

Another male card

Good evening everyone,

Last night I tried to colour an image using Meesh's tutorial which can be found here. My first attempt the skin was quite patchy so I had to blend it again.

I then made a card with it which I hope you like.

I have entered this card into the following challenges:

Paper Romance - birthday card for a male
Meljens Designs - Challenge #41 square or round cards
Some Odd Girl - embossing
house that stamps built - sketch

I used pro markers to colour the image, eyelet nesties embossed with swiss dots, paper and card candy from stash.

I hope you like my efforts, I will keep practicing the colouring!


Thursday, 13 January 2011

Sarah Hurley DT Card

Hello all,

Well it is now time for the new Sarah Hurley challenge and this week the theme is Alice In Wonderland to celebrate the release of Sarah's new CD Wonderland.

For my card I used an image from the original Alice section and papers from my favourite Mad Hatters section

I am also entering this card in the Sweet Stop Sketch challenge.

Have a nice evening.


Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Boy with game

Good evening all,

Here I am again with another card!

This time it is a Mo's image of a boy with a game controller, this is my third male card this month which means I am well on my way to making a male card every month.

Image coloured with pro markers, image from stmaping up, papers were a "gift" from a friend (lol) but cant remember who they by, everything else from stash.

I have entered this card in the following challenges:

Friday sketchers - sketch
Crafty sentiments - anything goes

Hope you like him and thanks for looking.


Monday, 10 January 2011

One for the boys......

Here is today's offering for you, there was some debate over whether this card was for a male or a female. I have decided it is a male card but I am sure you will make your own mind up.

I love the image but can't remember who it is by...............oops!

Image is coloured with pro markers, papers are Clare Curd, button and ribbon from stash, sentiment is stamping up.

I have entered this card in the following challenges:

Totally Gorjuss - sketch
Kaboodle Doodles - do it with a digi
There She Goes - colour challenge - black, red, grey and pink

Thanks for popping by.


Sunday, 9 January 2011

Tilda with Teddy

Hello all,

It was the Crafty Devils meet today and I made a few cards all for challenges, I really find that the sketch challenges help my mojo!

This is the first time I have used Tilda with Teddy and I love her.

I coloured Tilda with pro markers, papers are K and Co, sentimet is a stamping up circular sentiment and flowers and pearls are from my stash.

I have entered this card into the following challenges:

Sketch Saturday - sketch
Let's Ink It Up - anything goes (no digi images)
Just Magnolia - anything goes (optional buttons)
Creative Inspirations - recipe - 4 papers, 3 flowers, 2 ribbons and 1 button
Pile It On challenge - cute children
Sentimental Sundays - anything with wings and a sentiment (Tilda with wings)
Our Daily Bread Designs - something old and something new (papers are old, stamp is new)

As usual thanks for looking.


Saturday, 8 January 2011

Kenny K Birthday

Two posts in one day.................I know you are all fainting with shock now.

I have recently discovered Kenny K digi stamps and I have to say I love them. They are really good for teenagers and are very cool. I have used a Kenny K digi for this card. As it was freezing here I tried to make the card really summery to cheer myself up.

I used the a Kenny K image but not sure what she is called though. Image coloured with pro markers. Papers are Summer Blooms but cant remember who by! Flowers ribbon etc from stash. LOTV sentiment stamp.

I have entered this card in the following challenges:

Create4fun - sketch
Crafty Catz - food and drink
Phindy's Place - distressing
Charisma Cardz - birthdays and celebrations
Stamp Something - use a digi

I hope you like her and thanks for looking.


Birthday Tilda

Hello everyone,

I finally managed to get some energy and find some mojo and attempted a couple of cards today. I used a Tilda image for this card, I havent used Tilda in ages and this one is such a cutey!

I used My Minds Eye papers (I think), coloured Tilda with promarkers and used flowers and lace from stash.

I have entered Tilda in the following challenges:

Just Magnolia - anything goes
Critter Sketch Challenge - sketch
Charisma Cardz - birthdays and celebrations

Thanks for popping by, and I hope you like her.


Thursday, 6 January 2011

Sarah Hurley DT Card

Here is my first DT card of the year for the Sarah Hurley challenge card and the theme is New Beginnings.

I used Sarah's new Wonderland CD to make a New Year card. I used stripey and top hat paper from the Mad Hatter folder and also a top hat topper where I cut the top hat out.

The card is dark green edged in gold but unfortunately you can't see the colour very well. I used 3d gloss on the hat and odd hats from the backing paper, although again it doesn't show up very well.

I have also entered this card into the following challenges:

Fairymoom challenge - sketch
Ooh La La Creations - a toast to 2011

Thanks for looking and please pop on over to the Sarah Hurley challenge blog and join in the challenge.

Have a happy 2011!!