The challenge at My Time to Craft this week is New Baby, I made my card using one of the gorgeous Lili of the Valley stamps which I bought a couple of months ago and still have not used, I coloured with Copics and edged with a new Distress Ink pad - Spun Sugar. The papers are from Papermania and a free magazine one, I added ribbon, Bo Bunny flower with a pearl centre, buttons and a computer generated sentiment with brad.
Monday, 29 March 2010
My last week as GD on There's Magic in the Air with Paper Cupcakes where this week the challenge is "Let's Make a Basket". The image used is Eggs-traordinary Find by Nina May at Paper Cupcakes which I coloured with Copics. I used the Martha Stewart Garden Trellis punch around the top edge of the basket and also made the handle using this. The image is on the front and back of the basket with Prima flowers and buttons at the ends, I added a ribbon all round and some pink pearls and bows at the corners, finished by filled with chocolate eggs. I have already bought my six granddaughters their Easter eggs so I will give this Easter basket to my daughter. I am also entering this project for the following challenges:
Sunday, 28 March 2010
As it it Palm Sunday today the colour combo at The Crafty Pad is Yellow, Green and Orange. I decided for a change from a card to make this Easter plant holder gift box and I put a yellow Primula inside. The butterfly is by Debbie at The Crafty Pad and comes in digi images and clear stamp sets, I coloured the butterfly with Copics, sprayed with gold spray and layered and added some wire for the antenna, the large layers are on the front and the small one on the back. I added flowers with brads from my stash on the two sides and branches cut with a L-em punch, the papers were from my stash and I used Martha Stewart's lattice arch punch around the top and finished with a ribbon. Check out The Crafty Pad for some lovely new stamps. I am also entering this for the following challenges:
Tuesday, 23 March 2010
A card for the challenge at Bah Humbug which this week is Vintage. The stamp I used is from Craft UK, I haven't used it before as there seemed to be too much to colour so I stamped it in Distress Ink Vintage Photo and used a water brush to brush out some of the colour and added just a touch of water colour to it. The papers are K & Co and I added a ribbon and sentiment.
The challenge this week at My Time to Craft is Make it Manly, I made this card last week for my husband's birthday and have used it as my DT card. The beautiful squirrel digi image is by Ann at Craftyann's I added just a touch of colour to it and layered it onto circles cut with Nesties. The papers are s.e.i and Making Memories, I punched the Maple leaves and put them randomly on the card, I finished with a computer generated sentiment.
Monday, 22 March 2010
There's Magic in the Air with Paper Cupcakes has a recipe to follow this week - 1 Paper cupcake image, 2 ribbons, 3 buttons, and there is a lovely prize on offer so pop over and check it out. For my card I used Nina May's image Hoppy Hello, coloured with Copics, the papers are Bo Bunny and Cosmo Cricket. I added Prima flowers, ribbons, buttons and a computer generated sentiment. I am also entering this card for the challenge at Creative Card Crew whose challenge is Going Dotty.
Sunday, 21 March 2010
My second card today is made using the sketch from Friday Sketchers. The image is Daisy with Flowers from Squiggle Stamps, which I won in the first monthly challenge at Squiggle Stamps (check out this month's challenge some great prizes), I coloured her with Copics, stamped onto a card cut with Nesties and edged with Distress Ink Pad Spun Sugar with some branches punched with L-Em punch dotted around. The papers are Doodlebug, Papermania and Alison Ellis, I added ribbon, buttons, Prima flowers, adhesive stones and a computered generated sentiment. I am also entering this card for the following challenges:
The challenge at the Crafty Pad this Sunday is a sketch. I decided to make a monochrome card as I thought it would do justice to the lovely digi butterfly images by Debbie at the Crafty Pad, unfortunately they didn't come out too well on the photos. As I said I used Debbie's butterfly images printed onto white card and coloured with a Sakura Glaze black pen leaving the white in between on which I used Stickles Crystal glitter, I layered the butterflies using silicone glue and added some wire for the antenna and adhesive stones for the body, and then matted this onto glitter paper cut with Nesties. The card is by Kanban and is beautifully embossed which again doesn't show up too well. The papers are Daisy Bucket, the flowers are all die cut on the cuttlebug with punched branches. Finished with a computer generated sentiment.
Wednesday, 17 March 2010
A card following the sketch at Just Magnolia this week. The image is, of course, a Tilda from Magnolia and coloured with Copics and I stamped her onto a shape, cut with a Nellie Snellen frame die and threaded some ribbon through the holes. The papers are Stemma and Cosmo Cricket, finished with flowers, buttons and computer generated sentiment. I am also entering this for the following challenges:
Tuesday, 16 March 2010
The challenge at Bah Humbug this week is to combine three of the previous challenges in your card, I have used, Trees, Faux Stitching and Glitter (not showing up very well in the photo but it is on the stamped image tree and around the sentiment). The stamp I have used is a Tilda by Magnolia, coloured with Copics, the papers are Bo Bunny and the Paper Studio. I added a pink and silver Poinsettia by Prima, pink ribbon, tree charm on a chain and a computer generated sentiment. Border was cut with Martha Stewart Stars edge punch.
My DT card for My Time to Craft, the challenge this week is Lovely Lace. The stamp I used is from Sugar Nellie and I coloured her with Copics. The papers are Basic Grey and Making Memories I used a piece of pink lace and also made a bow with the same lace and added a satin rose and some branches cut with Leone Em branch punch. I finished with some adhesive stones and a computer generated sentiment. I am also entering this for the following challenges:
Monday, 15 March 2010
My card this week as GD for There's Magic in the Air with Paper Cupcakes. The challenge this week is to make a "non-traditional" style card so I decided on an easel card. The lovely Bunny Cupcake image is by Nina May of Paper Cupcakes (do check out her shop for her digi images) and I coloured this with Copics, I printed a row of smaller images for the inside of the card. The papers are g.c.d., Cosmos Cricket and a free magazine paper, I used the Martha Stewart Lace Doily punch, added lace, Prima flowers, button and a computer generated sentiment.
Sunday, 14 March 2010
An Easter card today for the challenge at the Crafty Pad which this week is to use at least one oval and two ribbons on your project, this week the challenge is being sponsored by Lou of Creative Craft World and the prize is some lovely Prima flowers. The digi-image is Roshell and Chickie by Debbie of the Crafty Pad which I coloured with Copics. The papers I used are all from the March edition of Making Cards I used some pale lilac lace, ribbon, some butterfly gems, flowers and computer generated greeting.
Wednesday, 10 March 2010
My card today is for the challenge at Lili of the Valley which is to create an easel card. I used a Lili of the Valley Fairy stamp which I coloured with Copics and added some Stickles glitter, the paper is from my stash. I used my new Martha Stewart Garden Trellis punch to create the border on the outside and on the inside, added lace, flowers, adhesive stones, pearls and a computer generated sentiment. I am also entering this for the challenge at Charisma Cardz which is Fairies.
Tuesday, 9 March 2010
Late posting my DT card for the My Time to Craft Challenge as we have been having problems with the internet for the past two days, but here it is at last. The stamp is by Creative Stamping and I have had this for years, coloured it with Copics, papers are by K & Co and from my stash. I added a ribbon, a shell charm, number and computer generated sentiment. I am also entering this for the challenge at Delightful Sketches which is Kids.
Sunday, 7 March 2010
A card for the Bah Humbug challenge this week which is to use some stitching on your card, real or faux. I used the sketch from Totally Gorjuss. The image is from Sugar Nellie coloured with Copics, papers are Basic Grey and K & Co. I added a computer generated sentiment and Prima holly leaves and a touch of Stickles.
My DT card for the challenge at There's Magic in the Air withPaper Cupcakes where this week the challenge is to use Gold and Green. The image is by Nina May of Paper Cupcakes and I coloured with Copics, the papers are by Bo Bunny and Joanna Sheen and I used a Martha Stewart edge punch and also distressed around the edge. I added Prima flowers, punched branches, buttons, ribbon, lace and a tag with a computer generated sentiment.
The challenge at The Crafty Pad this week is to add a charm to your card. I used the Butterfly and Verse set from Debbie at The Crafty Pad, which is a lovely set that can be easily layered. I coloured with Copics and Stickles, cut the butterflies out layered them and added some wire for the antenna. I framed the verse in a cream frame which I sprayed with Glimmer Mist, the papers are Karen Neuburger and a free one from Making Cards on which I used the Martha Stewart Lace Doily punch, I added a ribbon and butterfly charm.
Wednesday, 3 March 2010
A card for the Bah Humbug Challenge which this week is Trees. I used a stamp I have had for some time (make unknown) I stamped the outside trees then masked them and stamped a third in the centre and embossed with silver ep. I put dots of Stickles on each tree. The papers used were by Papermania and I added a ribbon, charm and sentiment.
Tuesday, 2 March 2010
My DT card today for the challenge at My Time to Craft which this week is "Just for Mum" with Mother's Day coming up to make a card for Mum. I have used another one of the gorgeous Hanglar and Stanglar images sent by my lovely blogging friend in the USA, I have coloured her with Copics. I have pricked a border round the image and added small fake stitches. The papers are by Paper Adventures and Basic Grey, I used my Martha Stewart Arch Lattice border punch to create a frame around the bottom of the card. The flowers are from my stash with punched branches and layered on a piece of hessian with a bow. I added a butterfly charm and printed Mum on the computer with a lovely font I found that has hearts on. As my lovely Mum is now longer with us this card will be for my Mother in Law. I am also entering this card for the following challenges:
- Simon Says Challenge - Vintage with Flowers
- Totally Gorjuss - It's for You Mum
- Paperplay Challenge - For a Mother
- Saturday Challenge - Faux or real Stitching on your card
Monday, 1 March 2010
I was delighted to be invited to be a Guest Designer for March for the challenge at There's Magic in the Air with Paper Cupcakes where the challenge this week is a sketch by Pattie N. The image I used is a digi-image by Nina May of TMITA/PC and I coloured this with Copics. The papers are by Bo Bunny and I used the Martha Stewart Lace Doily punch to create the border. I sprayed the flower with Glimmer Mist and added a jewellery spacer, pearl and branches punched with the Leone Em punch. I finished with buttons, ribbon and a computer generated sentiment.