Thursday, 21 August 2008

Ice Cream?

I don't normally post personal photo's on here, but I just had to share these with you.

My husband took one of our sons out today and brought him home in a brand new t-shirt/top. The reason for this is probably clear when you look at the photo of Joshua - my OH didn't take any wipes or tissues with him, so when Joshua finished his ice-cream, daddy used his top to clean him up LOL.

Bright and Beautiful

This card I made for the Cute Card Thursday challenge, which this week is to use bright colours on your card. I also used this weeks sketch from the Papertake Weekly challenge - so one card, two challenges.

I had fun making this card as I don't normally use such bright colours. The stamped image is another Alota Stamp, stamped using black stazon and coloured using Marvey Le Plume pens.

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Buzzing By

I received my new Alota Rubber Stamps from the USA and just had to use some of them straight away. This stamp I just had to buy as I thought it was so cute and could be used for many occasions - it is quite a large stamp too, approx 3 3/4" x 4 1/2".

I stamped the image onto some white card using black archival ink and coloured the design using prismacolour pencils blending with sansador. I used a blue distress ink and lightly swirled some ink around the image to create a sky look. The dp I used on this card is from Sweet Shoppe Designs and the sentiment I printed from my pc and again coloured with blue distress ink. To finish the card off I added a paper flower from a K & Co "make a flower" pad and a light blue ribbon from my stash.

Little Froglet

This is another card using my new stamps from Alota Stamps. I just thought this was a very fun stamp set. The main image is another large stamp and measures approx 3 1/4" x 4 1/2"

I stamped the main image using black archival ink onto white card and coloured using Prismacolour pencils, blended with sansador. I edged around the image using a light green distress ink. The sentiment I stamped in the same way onto white card and coloured using distress ink. The papers are from my stash and I simply added a paper flower from K & Co "make a flower" pad - the flower looks much nicer and more 3d in the "flesh"

Sunday, 17 August 2008

Christmas Tilda

I only managed to make one card today and it is another Christmas card.

This card is for the Tilda & Co weekly challenge and this weeks challenge is "As cold as ice" and you have to make something using only blue and white and of course your project must include a Magnolia stamp.
I coloured my Tilda using prismacolour pencils, blended using sansador. I used a little glamour dust (very fine glitter) for her wings, but it doesn't show up too well in the photo. I used my cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder and embossed some pearlescent blue card and also some white glittery card. I cut both of these to the same size and matted them onto some navy blue bazzil card. The Winter Wonderland is a clear stamp (sorry don't know who by), I stamped onto white card using blue versafine ink pad and then chalked over it with pearlescent blue chalk and then I matted this onto navy bazzil card. The two embellishments I added are from Papermania.

A Very Crafty Day - 3 different Challenges

Well today I have made three cards, which I must say is really good for me!

This first card I made using a great sketch which Claudia put on her blog - Pretty Pressings. If you haven't visited Claudia's blog, you really must as her cards are so beautiful.

For this card I used brown bazzil cardstock for my base card and made a 6" square card. The papers I have used are from K & Co and the lovely cowboy/girl stamp is from Alota Rubber Stamps. I only have this one Alota stamp, but I love it so much I've ordered the Western set and a few others from Helene at Alota stamps. I used my cuttlebug swirls embossing folder on the pink cardstock. The button flower, ribbon and ribbon slider are from my stash.

This second card I made using this weeks sketch on the Sketch Saturday Challenge Blog.

This weeks challenge over on One Powerful Hour Challenge Blog is feathery friends.

The stamp I used is from Artistic Stamper and I stamped it onto white card using black archival ink and coloured using my prismacolour pencils. The papers and button flower were from my stash.

This final card for today I made for the Friday Sketchers Challenge Blog - this weeks great sketch was set by Mumur.

I decided it was about time I made a start on Christmas cards and this sketch was the ideal opportunity to do so. The papers I used are by Hot Off The Press, the stamped image is Scribble by Funstamps. The brads, snowflake stickers, white fibres and little joy tag are from my stash.

Thursday, 14 August 2008

Penny Black Challenge

This is another first for me, joining in with the Penny Black Saturday challenge. This week is a sketch and you must use at least one Penny Black stamp on your card.

I stamped the PB stamp onto white card and coloured it using prismacolour pencils. The "just a note" stamp is from Studio G and the little red flowers and gold brads are from my stash.

In My Pocket .....

This weeks challenge on Hels blog is "in my pocket there is a postage stamp". Well I've not done the "in my pocket" challenge for a few weeks so I wanted to take part this week. I found this one so hard to do and didn't really have any suitable embellishments etc.

Anyway I covered the front flap of my pocket with Basic Grey paper and stamped an old car (Cats Life Press stamp) onto it using distress ink. For the inside I stamped the diamond backgroud stamp on the inside of the flap and then a loopy calligraphy stamp (Lost Coast Designs). I then added a couple of die cut stamps and to finish it off and also to help keep it closed I used a suitcase eyelet.

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Sarah Kay - Week 6

This week over on the Sarah Kay Challenge Blog is a sketch. I really enjoyed making this card and feel like I'm getting back into making cards again.

I dusted off my Craft Robo and used it to cut out my scalloped oval and also the large scalloped rectangle. The papers I used are from DCWV and the blue flower is a Bazzil Bling with a small prima on top. I stamped my image using black stazon and coloured most of the image with prismacolour pencils and the the flowers I water-coloured using sakura gel glitter pens. I then used some distress inks to do the grass and sky.

Christmas Is Coming - Tilda & Co

This weeks challenge on Magnolia Challenge blog is to make a Christmas card and you have to use at least one Magnolia stamp. This card was really quick to make, but I do like the finished card. I don't have a Christmas Magnolia stamp, so I plumped for this Tilda image which one of my SBS sisters sent me (Fairymadjo) a while ago. I watercoloured the image using sakura gel glitter pens and it has a lovely shimmer to it. I then simply layered the image onto some green and red card. The paper I used on this card is from Papermania and to finish it off I just added some ribbon.

Yoo Hoo! - Sketch Saturday #11

This card I made for the Sketch Saturday challenge blog. I used cream cardstock for my main card and the various papers and card from my stash. The owl is a download from Pink Petticoat and I coloured it using primacolour pencils. The little flowers are fabric and have little gem centres and these were from C&C.

Sunday, 10 August 2008

Cowboy Billy

This card I made for the Friday Sketchers Challenge #14. The stamped image I used is an "Alota" rubber stamp called Cowboy Billy. I stamped using black stazon and coloured the image using prismacolour pencils. I added some ribbon from my stash and an arful collage flower was attached using a large gold brad. The dp was some from my stash and I attached it to my card leaving a small border of the card showing. I stamped the happy birthday and coloured it using chalks.

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Papertake Weekly Sketch #8

This card I made following Katharina's sketch over on Papertake Weekly Challenge Blog.

I thought I would go with a pink and brown colour scheme for this one and my Pink Petticoat little owl image. All the papers I have used were from my scrap box - so sorry I don't know who they were made by.

Monday, 4 August 2008

Sarah Kay Challenge - Week 5

This is another first for me - first time of joining in the Sarah Kay blog challenge. This weeks challenge is to use 3 buttons and 3 jewels on your card.

I used an A5 card blank and covered the front with some K & Co scrapbook paper. I coloured in my Sarah Kay image with my prismacolour pencils and added 3 blue gems/jewels. I matted the image onto different shades of blue card and then mounted it onto my card. I stamped three Stitchels flowers onto pearlescent card using blue ink and then cut them out. I put white buttons in the centres of the blue flowers and a light blue button in the centre of the white flower. I added some ribbon across the lower half of the card and then placed the cut out flowers onto my card using foam pads.

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Tilda & Co Challenge 30

This is my first time of taking part in the Tilda & Co challenge and this weeks challenge is a sketch.

I thought I would try using some different colours for my card than what I usually use and I'm not too sure about this card - I think it needs something else, but not sure what. I used a 5 1/2" square card and then matted some double sided scrapbook paper which is attached using little brown brads. I coloured Edwin with my prismacolor pencils and mounted him using foam pads onto some Basic Grey paper and mounted that onto some copper pearlescent card.

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Saturday, 2 August 2008

Sorry I've been AWOL

Firstly, I just wanted to say sorry to anyone who has popped over during the past month as I haven't posted anything. I've not been too well and then had some other things goining on - but hopefully I'm back again now :-)

It's been a month since I last crafted and these are two simple cards I made to try and get back into crafting. For both of these cards I used papers and cards from my stash and stamped images which friends had sent me (thank you Bee and Andrea). Both of the images were coloured using my new prismacolor pencils and then simply matted and layered. The flowers are from a range of stamps which are available from The Artistic Stamper and are called Stitchels.